Turns out I'm like a goldfish. I have to be in close proximity to someone for a certain amount of time BEFORE I can survive a conversation. Or I'm just someone who gets starstruck. But I tend to react in a similar way when someone talks to me in person about these comics.
I was meeting James Marsters in the last panel, who is a very nice person and didn't seem too phased by the fact that I was fighting my subconscious from folding into myself.