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About GasparAKAShiggitay

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  • Birthday 01/19/1984

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    Brighton, MA (Neighborhood of Boston, MA)
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  1. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    Try again or try this: https://discord.gg/QeVbhGP
  2. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    ....It seems there was a misunderstanding somewhere. Here's a new infinite/never expiring invite code for the forums here: https://discord.gg/HjvBYQj
  3. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Join the Unofficial Otakon Discord Server!

    UPDATE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO JOIN THAT HASN'T YET: I've disabled the invite code up above in this thread ending in "wkx". If you want access to our server please do not hesitate to msg me. Thanks.
  4. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Backpack or Messenger Bag?

    Oooh past years at my various cons I've experienced this! I would carry my laptop around to use in panel rooms or during down time around the con centers, and my shoulder was super sore by the time I got back to my hotel that night... Ugh. Yeah I usually carry my laptop, handheld game consoles (PSP, 3DSXL, and more recently PS Vita), USB battery packs, charge cables, etc. I find messenger bags more convenient to flip open and grab stuff, but yeah backpacks are all around better for your health... lol.
  5. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Mailed Badges

    I can haz badge... Having to activate it this year (manually) is interesting...
  6. GasparAKAShiggitay

    The 2018 schedule thread

    Likely a week before con... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. GasparAKAShiggitay

    The 2018 schedule thread

    I'm sure I'll find a random panel or 3 to attend like I always do, but I'm sad that isn't any kind of name that tune game show panel listed, i.e. Anime Name That Tune. I'm not sure if it's an Anime Central/Anime Boston thing, but I'd really like to see that happen at Otakon as well.
  8. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hatsune Miku concert is just a few days away!

    Okay now that I"m home from my freakin' (partially accidental) almost 17h work shift, here's the text version, and possibly loose script for my Miku Expo NYC 2018 ...review... video. Not sure if it's a review, but more of a reaction to my seeing this same kind of thing a second time, and how it compares and contrasts with then (2014) and now (2018). Okay, so first off the line wrapping around the Hammerstein Ballroom (aka Manhattan Center) was interestingly done. It was VIP in front, and then everyone else directly behind them, with gaps between where there were storefronts along 34th street there. I don't remember it being like that back in 2014. I think I remember just walking in with my ticket in hand, and my friends and I went up to the balcony and we waited for the show to begin. Next, I was sort of disappointed and a little bit mad that some of the songs that Miku did didn't feature her in her "proper" outfit/module for the song, i.e. Senbonzakura. She was singing and doing all the choreographic moves etc in her normal outfit, and while that outfit isn't bad (I find her cute in it) I really wanted to see them use the proper module... Was it due to licensing stuff? Other petty stuff that couldn't be worked out before the show? Who knows, but I was sad I couldn't see her in her true glory for that song. I was happy that Rin's "Meltdown" featured her in her song proper outfit, and I was jammin' to that song so hard. On a side note to this point I'm happy they didn't have Len sing "Fire Flower"... This might be an unpopular opinion and I apologize in advance, but I don't like Len all that much, and I dislike that song a good deal. Back in 2014 when that song came on all the prepubescent/teenage girls went NUTS... It was interesting to see/hear. Third, this was my first time in the standing area vs in a seat in the balcony. I'm 6'2", and I could most of the time see the Vocaloids prancing around on stage just fine, but it was somewhat of a struggle, like @Daniel Perales said, with the super tall people in front, making it a challenge to shimmy around to see stuff on stage at any given moment. And lastly for now I was sort of disappointed with the song set/list this year... Back in 2014 they had so many more awesome tracks (I really only know the Project Diva songs and a few others not in the games) and I was sad certain songs never left PjD to be performed in a live setting, some examples being Kyoudai Shoujo (Giant Girl), Kagerou Daze (Heat Haze Days) and World's End Dancehall, to name a few. All in all I enjoyed seeing my "waifu" (lol) on stage again, and I'd do it again if the pattern was to continue in 2020, since it seems to happen every two years. Thanks for reading, and I'll try and get a video version of this reaction/pseudo-review up on one of my YouTube channels (not sure if it'll a vlog or a regular video yet).
  9. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hatsune Miku concert is just a few days away!

    Thanks for the mention, Dan! It was cool to meet someone else from the Otakon forums. I'm at work currently but I plan on filming a video talking about how I felt about this year's Miku Expo concert, and some other things related to it. Stay tuned for that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Mailed Badges

    @LegendaryBroli Oh I'd hope so... lol I'm leaving here Tuesday morning of Ota week.. I paid the shipping upgrade etc fee when preregging during Anime Boston this year... LineRiding at this point would be a waste of time. lol.
  11. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hatsune Miku concert is just a few days away!

    Miku Expo Day NYC hast arriveth! Who's excited?!
  12. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hatsune Miku concert is just a few days away!

    Haha I'm 34.. I can do it, but it's gonna suck arriving home at 3:30AM, then I gotta wait for the public transit to open up... and THEN I'm expected to be at work by 10AM... That's gonna be a rough 48h.
  13. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hatsune Miku concert is just a few days away!

    You might see me there! I'm going from Boston to NYC to Hicksville, Long Island, then back to NYC for the show, then back home... ALL IN THE SAME DAY>. >_>
  14. GasparAKAShiggitay

    Hype Thread!

  15. If only I was going direct to the con this year.... alas I am going to CT first and then I'm gonna carpool with some friends from there to DC.