ok. the squee:
item 1: dear universe: I HAVE BEEN WITHIN 30 METRES OF HUGH DILLON AND HE IS REAL AND HOT AND REALLY HOT AND TALKS WITH HIS HANDS AND SMILES LIKE - LIKE - THERE WAS SMILING OKAY? AND THAT IS REALLY ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THAT EXCEPT THAT NOW I FIND GOGGLES AND SWAT-TEAM GEAR ALMOST UNBEARABLY SEXY. ALSO HE WAS WEARING THIGH HOLSTERS. *IS DEAD FOREVER*
anyway. ahem. they were filming (at nathan phillips plaza on monday evening) so we couldn't stalk HARDER CLOSER STRONGER and woes, i was a while getting there after the excellent meresy sent out the equivalent of the bat-signal, so i missed SINGINGBETWEEN TAKES OMG and aviator sunglasses. but. hugh! HUGH! (but hee! apparently nos said, “oh, does unhurt like hugh?” i think meres was like, “oh, well, you know. she's mildly keen, yes...”).
he stands about with his hands on his hips a lot. alpha-hugh-stylee. i like it. also he eats the toppings off pizzas and then shuts the boxes and i find this totally adorable. and we saw them do the knee-bend run with riot shields, like, five times. *LOVE*
i should note the rest of the cast i saw (amy jo johnson – jules - had gone by my arrival time, sadly, but is apparently teeny and very pregnant and wow, that must be hard work in the heat and the gear – they had been filming for 12 hours when we were there) were looking very good too. eeeeenreeeeco! <3 also kind of cute! and mark taylor (lewis) is very handsome indeed.
and! he and – wordy? - were over shaking hands with the real SRU-type guys in saggy baggy overalls and holsters who must be on hand to advise them. (the idea of hugh doing actual SWAT-type training makes me kind of, um. wibbly? please note how much i encourage people to write this.)
we won at dork too - a local stopped to watch and asked if it was flashpoint. and we - or, well, meres - proved Very Knowledgeable about viewing figures and suchlike. and meres explained that i was hugh dillon fangirl and -- she was sort of *moves away from the enthusiasts*
only thing i would have changed: we were lacking in key stalkers. brynn and mrs_laugh_track had gone home already. *sadface*
this morning the Unspeakable Work Crisis made me late in leaving, but when i passed the place again at 11am today – on my way to the CN Tower and totally because it was the best route *cough* - they were packing up, and i saw lewis again, though no hugh. and i might have taken a picture of a sign saying “flashpoint use sheraton main entrance” because, um. i am a loser?
there was probably more but i am kind of :handwavey to the max: just typing about it. phew! TO, you deliver. i love you! i love flashpoint! (barring some writing decisions *hates on jules/sam as a concept esp with the creepy shoulder-touching locker-room stuff grrrr* *but loves on guy bonding banter that is about COOKING and also on ed's whole cellphone answering jules-personal-assistant schtick*) i love canadia! \u/
item 2: bruce mcdonald, noel baker and STUFF THEY SAID. but that will be different post (unless it's all been posted already) but suffice to say bruce is a superstarrrrrrr. who sometimes goes to jupiter while answering questions. and i take back anything mean i have ever said about noel – well, mainly – becuse, aww. he was terrified when he met hugh! and he was so nervous at the q&a he wouldn't talk into the mike or take his hands out of his jeans pockets. *pets* meanwhile bruce was super-duper laid back and just – bless. he called hugh “mr flashpoint”! he told a story about calling hugh and talking about the x-files movie (please note they both went to see it because callum was in it) and – i love this so much – hugh was like, oh, yeah, it was pretty good but you know... and then he CRITICISED CALLUM'S ACTING CHOICES. to quote sonia - “hugh dillon: SERIOUS ACTOR!” GLEE. bruce seemed pretty amused too. <3
also apparently when callum went on tour with the headstones he was kind of horrified. (FIC PLZ!) and bruce mentioned that he thought the whole let's-write-HCL-2 thing was important in hugh's recovery.
and bruce called it a love story. AGAIN. <3 <3 <31
i am still made. of. flail. and am missing stuff out, but i want to post this and, er. eat! and read f-list! (for great justice)
1i haven't looked yet but i know that there was video taken and uploading in the pipeline and basically i am going \u/ forever. \u/ \u/ \u/ \u/ \u/ \u/ \u/
item 3: hugh/trent, stairwells, interruptions, buddy-sex, no kissing, etc: dear zabira & brynnmck, you have TAKEN OVER MY ENTIRE BRAIN with this EXCELLENT CONCEPT. (so, uh, i can't read anything you have written along these lines till i get this version out.)
item 4: is another post. fangirls! museums! the zoo! sex shops!
p.s. i am totally adopting sonia. and not just so i can be mean to her at will. *beams*
ETA: lamentables posted her amazing photos of the flashpoint shoot. eeeeeeeEEEEE!