I'll make this short, as Ota was pretty con-uneventful this year, as in the actual con-related events (including cosplay). Prior to Otakon I was saying at Marion's, with a visit to the the Tiffster, then post Ota, did the same, but passed by Margiekin's and such. So Otakon was sorta second-place on my list. It's okay, I was getting kinda inundated with the whole process, as I've said before (shoot-change costume-shoot-repeat-lunch-shoot-repeat-rave-next day-drive home 9 hours, etc.). It's fun but it's tiring, and AZ didn't make it any better, so the change of pace was unexpected but welcomed regardless.
Most of the highlights weren't con related but of the con-related highlights (I spent more time outside of the con chilling with buddies or exploring the non-ghetto) included successful Nyan Koi, with Marion getting more reocgnition with me BECAUSE SHE'S A GIRL, and me 'hitting on' that girl with a plushie on her head because I had a plushie on my head. AW YEA PLUSHIE ROMANCE. lolol
The Fairy Tail shoot also remined me of the good 'ole days of Bleach or Soul Eater cosplay, before the fandom became overwhelming. Same with Durarara, but I have a feeling that one is more susceptible to the fandom fall because of its mass popularity and such. The dealer's room and artist alley were the same, and I passed by the masq again for the second time ever to see if the X-Japan boys had played yet, but alas, no.
Gameroom had pumped, so I showed off a wee-tad, but it had Break kids so it wasn't much showing off. Saw some REALLY spectaulor cosplays this year, including the Harley and Ivy designs.
Best part of it all was most likely the 1 minute line, NO JOKE. AND EDEN OF THE EAST BADGES AW YA.
Besides that, most of the fun was in the hotel room, from the strippers to the pot (NOT JOKING, AND YES I'M STILL STRAIGHTEDGE AND DID NOT ERODE MY MORAL SET, RESPECT FOR WOMEN AND STUFF) as well as Riching Rich up and such, and running into people I have seen in a while DANLOL. And that deepfried burger AW YA.
It was a lot more slow-paced this year, maybe because last year was so hectic that it just felt slower. It was definately enjoyable- second best Ota, but the trip-up overshadowed so much and part of me just wanted to relax that it really just evened out (though the urge to change costumes every two hours was SO consuming). I was planning on doing seperate trips just to enjoy both of them and give them their due, but the thought of adding an additional 500 miles to my car that it doesn't need was a turn-off, and it really did work out for the best, since I could give a ride to Marion and Karen. Still fun though, no regrets (outside of not wearing Yakitate again and not running into almost everyone like other years).
So yeah, I hve my room reserved for next year, and I'll be DEAD next year. That, or so full of energy that come Sunday of the con, people will have to literally carry me out of the con center.
I DEFINATELY want to do Nue's FBR next year, after talking about it with Christine. Also, now that two of the bigger summer events are over,I wanna start using LJ more, same with twitter. Summer's been so lazy, and I'm finally getting a sense of inertia from school's looking end, so I might get on the blogging road again, coupled with my foodblogging (finally). Get back on the productivity train, CHOOCHOO.
It's a wonder how much I can type when work is slow ;x.