Wow, I just got recognized!

I was at the art supply store, buying gessboard and indanthrene blue–which I keep pronouncing in my head as "indanthere,"  which sounds like some kind of giant prehistoric herbivore*–and as the young woman behind the counter checked to see if I was on the mailing list, she paused.

"Ursula Vernon?"

"Yup."

"Do you–are you the one who does the gearworld stuff?"

"That’s me…"

"Oh my god! I’ve been following your stuff on-line for ages!"

Now, this doesn’t sound different from any other polite fangirling, I grant you, but I mention it because this is the first time someone on the street has heard my name and recognized me in Real Life, as opposed to conventions (where one might assume a population selected to be aware of me) or knew me from having met me somewhere else at some point and just having a really good memory.**

So I was flattered.

*The indanthere is dark blue and weighs upwards of two tons. Primarily a grazer, it is is not above browsing on tender shoots and twigs. While mostly placid-tempered, it can be aggressive and highly lightfast when roused.

**It may not top running into one of the Taxman print buyers at a party, but I’m chalking that up to friend of a friend networking, rather than completely random statistical event, because otherwise that would totally boggle the mind.

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