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Ultimecia029

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  1. I had a weird con dream this afternoon:

    It was the Thursday of pre reg pick up. I was up, packed, and ready to head out of the door, when my aunt told me that I needed to finish some chores before I could leave. I know that I had already cleaned the kitchen, bathroom, and straightened the rest of the house (don't want to come home to a messy place) so I asked what needed to be done. She guided me to the back yard and informed me that I needed to milk the cows and feed the horses - which I thought was odd since we live in the middle of Baltimore City - but I shrugged and began to toss hay to the horses. Suddenly a black and white horse (I mean like t.v. black and white, think Mr. Ed) told me that I was getting my cosplay dirty. I looked down and realized that I was in full cosplay and slowly getting covered in hay, chaff, and animal by products. Disgusted and trying to clean myself up, I rushed to milk the cows and hurried off to meet my ride, only to find out they'd left already, and I had to make my own way to the hotel.

    Before I could call a cab, the black and white horse offered me a ride, but only if I would pay for his Otakon membership to which I agreed. So, I saddled up, strapped my suit case to his back and made my way down town. Everything was fine and I was waiting at a red light two blocks away from the BCC when a dog dressed as Vash the Stampede yelled at me that I was doing it wrong and the car full of clowns next to me agreed with him...

    I woke up wondering what the hell was in my subconscious mind that made me dream that.... :)

  2. I'm defintely am wearing what I call my "conceptual kimono". I'm not the normal size or shape to pull off a traditional kimono, so I'm doing it with twist. My "maybe" cosplay if done in time will be Inori from "Harukanaru Toki no Naka de". Alot of work and a lot of red for me.

  3. My friends and I used to get together on weekends and have video game and anime marathons. I always thought it would be cool if there was a place where people like us could get together with others and have as much fun as our small group did (I knew nothing of anime clubs or conventions outside of Star Trekk at this point). So one day in 1999, while my constant Otakon buddy and I were reading the paper, she came across an article about this anime convention that was coming to Baltimore, we made plans to attend but kind of forgot about it until the weekend that Otakon actually happened. We managed to go the final day, which happened to be the 4th of July, and although it was a short day, we had a blast. From that point on we made it our purpose to go every year. I made some awesome friends, joined an anime club (made friends there too), fell in love with karaoke amongst other things, and was shown a whole 'nother world that I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise. I've gotten to see bands, industry people, and other like minded folk that I wouldn't have the chance to meet in ordinary circumstances. It's kind of like a family reunion that I actually enjoy attending and this year will mark my 10th Otakon and it can only get better. ^_^

  4. Since I check in on Thursday, I'll already be unpacked and have my badge but with so many room mates (sharing two bathrooms) my Friday morning looks like this:

    5:00: Wake up, hit snooze button twice

    5:50 - 6:25: Shower, brush teeth, start process for costume (ie: strapping down and or proping up) :D

    6:30 - 7:30: Crash for an hour

    7:35 - 8:00: Grab breakfast and watch room mates scramble around

    8:05 - 8:45: Don cosplay, do hair, apply make up

    8:45 - 9:10: Try to get contacts in successfully and probably reapply make up

    9:10 - 9:30: Double check: bag, schedule, meet up spots with other friends,etc.

    Somewhere around 9:45 and 10:00 head out for con with the ones I'm hanging with for the day.

  5. I can't believe no one said this!

    WET ONES

    For about $1 you can buy a small "travel pack" of 15 antibacterial hand and face wipes. Its much smaller & easier to take with you than a towel and soap (which you should have in your hotel... but I mean, this is a pocket item for the con). Takes off makeup and good for food stains too. Even though they say hand and face, we use em to run into con bathrooms and wipe off sweat.

  6. The Muppets

    The Great Space Coaster

    3-2-1 Contact

    The Electric Company

    The Smurfs

    The Snorks

    I Love Lucy

    The Three Stooges

    What's Happening

    Speed Racer

    Knots Landing (I was 10 don't ask)

    Spencer for Hire / Hunter (spin off)

    The Equalizer

    MacGyver

    Jem

    GI Joe

    The Monkees

    The French Chef ( I was fascinated by Julia Childs)

    The New Zoo Revue

    ..... and Solid Gold

    I did watch a lot of cartoons but the non animated stuff I did watch with my family are what sticks in my mind.

  7. For those of you that are cosplaying Kyou Kara Maou! characters and are interested, there's a photoshoot set up for Saturday: August 9th,2008 @10am in front of the fountains by Harbour Place. Look for the "This way to Shin Makoku" sign. We're trying to do this early before it gets too hot....

  8. Character: Random Shinoubia Shrine Maiden (I refer to her as #329)

    Anime: Kyou Kara Maou!!

    Number of Props: 4

    Prop Name: Maiden Hair ornaments (90%) just need a final coat of sealer, "Leaves of Transporting" (90%) just need to finish making the hot glue water droplets, Tzou the kung fu sheep (10%) I need to find a stuffed sheep :P , Conrad's arm (0%) well I need a fake arm to complete this - most likely won't do it.

    Percent Complete: 80%

  9. I make lists of lists :wub: I seem to have more to do this year than in previous ones and I'm not even the one in charge of finding people fo the hotel room, food stuffs and the like; but it seems I still have my work cut out for me when I look at my list:

    - I'm picking up more shifts at both jobs so I can have a bit more spending money since what I did have saved up was used for an emergency.

    - Finishing the props and accessories for my cosplay.

    - Test runs with my contacts, I'm up to 3 hours now.

    - Grocery list for my share of room food. (I actually just completed that part)

    - Lists of clothing I need to pack. I tend to leave things behind so I need a packing list.

    - Practicing the songs I plan to sing at the Otacafe.

    - Burning cds of said songs and/or downloading to mp3 player.

    - Priniting out new lyrics as well as my con receipt.

    - Sleeping as much as possible.

    - Shopping list of things I need, things I want, and things I hope I have enough money to buy.

    - Keeping tabs on the web board and the main website for any updates.

    ...and I'll probably have a list of more things to do.

  10. On Thursday: I usually talk to my friends, people watch, or listen to music. This year I'm also playing Pokemon RED (yeah you heard me) on my old school Game Boy and trying yet again to get a line long sing along of "The line that doesn't end" ala Lamb Chop.

    The rest of the weekend I'm going to spend line time talking to friends, people watching or just generally zoned out...it kind of helps to pass the time.

  11. I'm coming along with one of my best friends, but am rooming with two friends from my anime club, one of my room mates from last year, a few on line friends and several others that have similar interests. But I always run into other friends and people from prior years, so technically I'm never alone. :)

  12. Since my hotel room will be paid for ahead of time and the majority of food will be eaten there (yay for kitchenettes!) I'm thinking that $600 - $800 should be enough to cover my planned spending and random splurges for this Otakon. I usually only bring $200 or so but since I'm working two jobs now, bills are caught up, so my stimulus check will be used for con.... which is cool since it's scheduled to be delivered just before Otakon. -_-

  13. APRES MIDI and Brise - Malice Mizer

    Kiss-kuchizuke, Coming Closer, and Dive into Blue - L`arc~en~Ciel

    Hajimari no Kaze - Ayaka Hirahara

    Scramble - Horie Yui and Unscandal

    I'll, Ain't Afraid to Die, Akura no Oka - Dir en Gray

    Suteki Na Shiwase - THE STAND UP

    --- and a few others...maybe...I think.

  14. I'll be there with music and lyrics in tow. As usual I'll be singing random songs, but I'm ready. Besides I want to see these spiffy new duds our host with the most will be wearing. :)

    But I do have a question: can you use a mp3 player or iPod if you provide your own music? I'm tired of lugging around cds.

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