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Christmas Letters 2010

Need.  To.  Start.  Now.

Of course I’m already overdue on one bday letter (need to do that NOW) and there’s some more coming up.  Urgh.  But if I don’t start now I’m going to have to sacrifice on what I can pull off.

Somehow with my last flist purge I got down to <200 friends.  Which makes me really happy.  It’s starting to grow again unfortunately, but there’s nothing you can really do to stop that anyways.

I’m sitting here with a txt file of names that I’m pretty sure I want to write to.  There’s like 40+ of those.  Then there’s another list of people that I can conceivably also write to.  That’s another 40+.  Hahahaha, no I’m not doing 80 letters.  I’m not going to keep on upping the ante; last year was ridiculous enough.  I think for this year I’m going to focus a little more on really deciding who I want to write to.  I’ve got more friends now so unfortunately I’m going to have to be more selective.  And it helps me write more meaningful letters regardless, so…

EDIT: this is quite ridiculous.  I’m making a TIER LIST in order to decide who to write to.  Ridiculous.  Well, I’ve got about 30 people I want to write to for sure, so it looks like probably 40-ish is going to be a good number to shoot for.

http://autor.theendoftheground.net/touhou/Touhou/(Windows_Ports)_Page_1.html

touhou mac osx port page got updated.  looks like they have 12.8 now too =X.  Maybe the imperishable night package works now too–i remember having to hunt around for an alt download of that before, haha.

Toradora episode 7 – want to know what game Taiga is playing xD.  Looks like it could be something like Puyo Puyo, but they’re blocks and not blobs, so perhaps it’s more like puzzle fighter?  Or maybe it’s actually kirby’s star stacker/kirby no kira kira kizzu.  OR maybe it’s even more obscure and it’s Ranma 1/2: Ougi Jaanken.  Also it uses sfx from Ragnarok Online xD

Yume Nikki / Di Gi Charat / Koge Donbo Harry Potter / Cosplay Meetup Tomorrow

Sleeping and then waking again at like 3:00AM can only be pulled off under certain circumstances, and is tricky to get right.  However, that feeling of having a big chunk of time to just work on stuff and get stuff done, is really nice.  And it’s ultimate alone-time.  It’s also the perfect time for laundry xD.  Got laundry done, ate a meal, did dishes, did most of japanese homework, watched some anime, put away receipts, fixed up angel wings a little bit, applied for a job, sent an email.

Was thinking about Yume Nikki a little bit and I thought it was really interesting how when I first played it I got this intense feeling of wonder and amazement–there was this whole strange and fantastical world for me to explore and it seemed like there was so much to do and see.  Just walking around, I wanted to see more and more; the slow walking speed was tiresome but not painfully so–I think it had its own effect on me.  But when I think back to FFX-2 (probably the last “real” RPG i’ve played in a long while…?) I definitely didn’t get that feeling at -all-.  The last RPG i got that feeling from was either the KirbyWarriorRPG series (but even then, not really that much), or perhaps Earthbound.  But even then…not as much as Yume Nikki.  It’s really interesting.

Finally watched Di Gi Charat, haha.  It’s cool, though the characters aren’t quite as lovable as Koge-Donbo’s other ones.  Random bonus side note: did you know that Koge-Donbo is a HP fan and has done Harry Potter fan art + doujinshi!?  Look at this:

http://animeyume.com/blog/2009/09/05/koge-donbos-harry-potter-fan-art/ 

…so cute!  Anyways, the characters aren’t quite as lovable, but maybe they’ll become slightly better as I go through the different adaptations.  Maybe not though; I get the feeling that because it’s 100% slapstick without any real development (unlike Pita-Ten or Snow Fairy Sugar) I won’t get to see those same character traits that I admired so much–Shia’s softness and gentleness and pained self-sacrifice, Greta’s buried deep inwards care for Saga, etc.  But oh well.  So far my favorite character is Petit Charat, aka Puchiko:

tee hee~

But yes, while Di Gi Charat probably won’t impact me like Pita-Ten or Snow Fairy Sugar, maybe I’ll still appreciate the characters more as I get to know them.  And it does have a kind of Pani Poni Dash flavor to it, so maybe I’ll appreciate the characters in the same way that I laughed at Mesousa and Himeko in Pani Poni Dash.  Only, the Di Gi Charat characters are cuter xD

Cosplay meetup tomorrow (well, more like in 6 hours) at SJGL.  Thing is, I just discovered that SJGL is right by oakridge mall, so now I want to go shopping there!!!  There’s even a sanrio there; how could I pass up the opportunity!?  I’ve never been there; and it’s just as far away as great mall is =X…

Well, we’ll see how things will work out.  I might be able to get nee-san to pick me up or something.  Also complicating things is the matter that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.  Eek.  But, probably the plan will be to bring a change of clothes in russ’s car, so that I can go to meetup for a few hours, then when they break for food I can change and then leave the costume with russ and then split off and just go shopping; then nee-san will pick me up and then I can swing by home and pick up my monitor, then head back to stanford before 8:00 for club meeting.  SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  oh god, logistics will be a nightmare.  Well, in any case I’m going to need to be well-stocked on sleep.  I already slept from like 11 till 3, so that’s 4 hours.  I need to wake at like 10 so that’s another 3.5 hours I’m getting.  Not bad!  Here’s wishing myself the best for tomorrow…

edit: also, I will wear pants tomorrow lol.  no sense in going pantsless when it’s supposed to be <70 degrees with rain.

Result of random cubing party next door: I guess I can still do sub-20 as long as I don’t come across COLL or any of the OLL cases that have slipped my mind.  hahaha…

Tetris has entirely and totally replaced cubing in my life and i’m really proud of it.

30 Day Meme – 26, 27

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 5 interesting facts about you.
Day 02- The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why.
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days.
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends.
Day 12- How you found out about LJ and why you made one.
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 14- A picture of you and your family.
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.
Day 16- Another picture of yourself.
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot.
Day 24- A letter to your parents.
Day 25- What I would find in your bag.
Day 26- What you think about your friends.
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge.
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned.
Day 30- Who are you?

26)

What I think about my friends?  I’ll make this really extremely long and extended.  I’m still feeling these wary feelings about disclosing names though, so I’ll use initials instead.  Funnily enough I’m probably most worried about a singular person reading this 9_9.  Okay, whatever.  Oh well.  Also these are all girls so I won’t bother trying to use “they” instead of “he/she” xD

Order has also been switched around a bit so this is not the same order I wrote them in.

PT – I love her so much!  She’s special out of everyone because she’s the only one who is…who she is.  We have lots of fun together and I’m really happy to have her around.  I miss her a lot and can’t wait to see her again!

AS – I miss her, and I keep on feeling bad that I haven’t been spending time with her, because she really means a lot to me and I feel really really close to her.  I miss her…

ES – I always think very…proudly?  Upon my relationship with her, because it’s really come a long way.  We’re still not really the closest of friends or anything, but to see our relationship turn from “eh…” to the fondness that it is at right now really just makes me happy.  I visited her today and that’s all I could think about.

KN – Always working so hard!  I like visiting her…perhaps it’s because she’s in JM’s old room hahaha.  Nah…that’s not why.  I’ve never actually hung out with her that much, but I really like saying hi to her; I feel like I’m doing my best to brighten her day because I feel like she needs a bit of that every so often ^^;

TP – haha, or possibly known as PT?  She’s cool; I’m really really glad she’s in the group with me because she makes things a lot more fun.  I kind of started to

E-s – We really only met once or twice and are now internet friends.  It’s interesting how that works, I guess.  But I think we have fun chatting with each other and that’s important to me because I don’t really have any “chat buddies” right now =X

attach myself to her and started getting rides from her every week, and now we’re the way we are now.  Yay!~

EZ – I’m sad that I never get to see you anymore because we’re no longer in the same school D:.  I wish we could share times with each other again–I remember so many fond memories from back then, and you were so shy and cute; I always knew you were a good kid.  When I think back on it I almost regret not opening up to you a little more.  <3~

TL – I miss her…I think she’s really cute!~  I like her personality; but she seems distant now.  Aww…

TT – I thought of her last night in my dream.  She’s completely outside of my life now though…

BC – I should be saying hi to her more often since she’s here!

JM – I love her a lot.  More than anything!  And I’m very thankful, always.  But at the same time, I’m no longer afraid to admit to myself that she’s not perfect.  Which is interesting.  I’m very very glad that things have turned out the way they have between us.  I’m so very fortunate…it could have turned another direction and I would have really lost out.  On another note, this week has actually gone by faster than I expected.  I suppose it’s because I have a lot of other friends to care about now too.  Which makes me really proud.  I’m sure she would be proud too.

AK – She’s off in a very faraway land so we only interact every once in a long while.  I think that’s okay though.  She did help me a lot and I’m thankful for that.

AL – My idol!  I want to see her over winter break–I would really like to get to know her a little bit better; we’ve never ever hung out in person ever!

BO – I don’t know how close I can be with her but we’ll see~

CL – We still haven’t seen each other yet and that makes me really sad =(

EP – Really glad we’re still close despite all of these years that have gone by.  Looking forward to seeing you again over winter break!

EC – Miss being able to chat with this girl…I might say hi to her again soon for that reason.

EW – My “mommy”!~  I don’t know why I like to think of her as mommy, but I really do.  She’s just really awesome and fun to be around.  I’m really thankful to have gotten to know her; I couldn’t have asked for a better new friend this year.

EY – An unexpected new friend this quarter!  I’m sad that I only get to see her two days out of the week; I wish she would work with me more often!

YH – Sad that we no longer have late nights together but getting to see her 5 days a week makes up for it ^^;  Should hang out with her sometime though!

JL – Miss her a bit–Should let her know how I’ve been doing sometime.

CC – She’s always fun to say hi to–I do so once every few months haha.  It’s fun because she was really nice but we met a long time ago and have never seen each other since…

HDL – I want her to be my leaddd!~  I think she’s reallly pretttyyyy and cute~  And really wish I could spend time with her sometime =X

KL – Want to go drinking together with her at some point xD

JH – Always fun to have as a chat buddy ^^;  I’m surprised at how pleasant our conversation is when we meet in real life despite not being close friends.

KF – We’ve drifted and our relationship is in a sticky place because I don’t really want to be the one to make a move.  garh.

JGC – Sad that I don’t get to see this girl anymore; she seemed cool ^^;

JM – Her hair is amaaazzzzing.  It’s really unique too, and the way it shines in the light is fascinating.  I didn’t realize that she would be admitted onto the List, but she totally did, with flying colors.  And so I really love her a lot and she’s really important to me.  I hope to be able to run to her when I am in trouble too.  She reminds me a bit of PT actually, which is really neat ^^

AL – She’s out of my life even more than TT is.

JL – Can’t believe how far away she is!  She’s always fun to catch up with, and also supportive of some certain endeavors of mine xD

YL – She’s supportive of those endeavors too xD.  I miss her, she was a good person to hang out with too.

PS – We’ve grown apart a fair bit.  I guess it’s because I have new and closer friends now.  But she’s still up there just because she’s always been ^^;

BZS – ^_^.  A very fun person to be around!  Very nice and gentle.  I worry about her sometimes because she is “soft” like I am, and I worry about that.  And I know that there is at least some amount of pain that I cannot really see from the surface…but I wish the best for her and enjoy her company.

SYZ – Her hair is pretty!~ I don’t know how close it’s possible for us to become, but that’s okay; friends like this is just fine.

Okay that’s =quite= enough.

27)
Because Kio is doing it and because it looked fun ^^;  I love talking about myself, as you should already know by now…

OHC107

http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/OHC107

Todays theme is “The Moon.”

Short theme description this week.  The actual description was a -tad- longer, but again not that long because…well, this week was riddled with technical issues.  ThaSauce was hopelessly borked, so the plan was to run compo through IRC and then use a different site to upload.  Well, but then that site turned out to be kind of borked too.  So then we started to email starla our entries…it was a big mess.  Finally though, analoq pulled through and ThaSauce got back up and we could upload as normal.  Which is the only reason why I show up as second entry even though I finished at like 7:16 haha.

Anyhow, the theme was a good one–spacey themes are always good for my style.  I did something slightly off-the-wall last week, so I wanted to get back to just doing pure “lay down the music and don’t worry about things too much” this week.  However, before I started I wanted to use the TS404 synth (one of my new friends) because it has PWM and by using PWM you can get a chiptuney nintendo-sounding square wave, which I like.

So in the beginning of my entry you can hear this nice chippy arp synth.  Sweet!  Then the triangle bass comes in–again, sounding like a classic NES tune, but then comes the beat and chords and offbeat bass and we’re into a steady 4-on-the-floor pattern.  I layer percussion on top of this, and then a neat little triangle-synth lead with some vibrato, and then comes the breakdown.

The breakdown was pretty hastily constructed.  Actually, the entire song was really hastily constructed–after all, this is my longest OHC entry ever, at almost FIVE MINUTES!  So I didn’t get to really polish anything, really.  And the breakdown was basically me just copy-pasting the chords and then finding presents that work, and automating lowpass filters.  But it didn’t actually sound that bad!

But then comes the real meat of the entry: the oh-so-sweet sidechained bassline.  I’ve been meaning to use this sort of bassline in one of my entries for a while now, and I’m glad I finally had the chance to do it–I really like the sound of it.  It’s amazing that it only took me a few minutes to construct it too–a bassline like this used to be pretty much unattainable for me back in the day.  Just goes to show you how far I’ve come since then, I guess.

Then we have more trance-style buildup–there’s really long phrases here, which is the main reason the song is so long in the first place.  Things get ever-so-slightly repetitive here, but being accustomed to long trance songs I’m actually pretty okay with it.  And the chords really seem to fit “far side of the moon” — there’s a kind of mysterious feeling associated with them.

After two repetitions of the main chorus (the second time with some sidechained pad action), I take out the progression and just sit in C for all of the elements except the sidechained bass, and filter it out gradually.  And then we’re off to a simple trance outro, filtering out until the final reverse cymbal.

Almost 5 minutes of song worth produced in 1 hour–it’s really amazing how much OHC has done for my production skills.

As a side note, I was attempting to record myself on camcorder for the process of making the song, but I ended up running out of tape partway through so that kind of fell through.  I’ll try again next week and see if I can get it to work.

OHC106

Today is stupid lol.  I keep on going “okay I’m going to take a loooooooong nap soon and catch up on sleep because I feel like it” but then my timeslots keep on getting cut to like only 2-hour timeslots.  Class at 10, then class at 1-3, then dinner at 5, then midterm 7-9, then house meeting at 10.  wth xD

Also I forgot to make a post for last week’s OHC so here it is:

http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/OHC106

You’re almost there, just a little bit to go. You’re way ahead of your competition, but you have to keep your head in the game. Todays theme is “Race to the finish line.”

So, this one was interesting.  Kind of a cool theme.  And I decided to do something “risky” for it.  I’ve had this idea for awhile of stealing a concept I heard in another song, which is basically, start slow, speed up, speed up, speed up, and then do an epic drum fill and go into halftime.  So I set out right away intending to go and execute that idea.

The danger of course was that because I was focusing on this concept the music didn’t flow quite as naturally, and I ran into a lot more stumbling blocks.  So the overall song quality isn’t quite as great.  But it’s kind of fun, and I actually did end up with something that speeds up in a neat sort of way!  Just…not really what I had envisioned in the first place.  And the slowdown at the end is more of an afterthought–I didn’t really have enough time at that point anyways.  Hahaha…

Overall, I’m glad that I decided to go for it, but was a bit sad that I didn’t get to make as “kickass” of an entry as usual.  It’s okay–I’ll make up for it next time, hopefully.

30-Day Meme – 24, 25

Oops I lied.  Not quite entirely caught up on posts yet.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 5 interesting facts about you.
Day 02- The meaning behind your LiveJournal name.
Day 03- A picture of you and your friends.
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why.
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days.
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad.
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends.
Day 12- How you found out about LJ and why you made one.
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 14- A picture of you and your family.
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.
Day 16- Another picture of yourself.
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/ being with in the future.
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot.
Day 24- A letter to your parents.
Day 25- What I would find in your bag.
Day 26- What you think about your friends.
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge.
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned.
Day 30- Who are you?

24)
You read this sometimes and it never has any good results, ever.

25)
Oodles of cute sanrio things.  KT (Hello Kitty) clipboard, KT folders, KT pencil pouch with KT pens and Cinnamoroll pen, KT/Cinnamoroll bag charms dangling from the bag, KT star-folding paper, KT notecards for kanji, Cinnamoroll notebook for Japanese, …

Smarter Decisions / Benefit of the Doubt / Anime Destiny

Finally attempting to catch up on blog posts xD

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I have to start making smarter decisions.  Man, it feels really weird to be saying this retroactively, lol!  But yes, I’m actually not doing bad at all, but there have been some decisions that have wasted time that shouldn’t have been wasted.  So I should try and avoid that a little more and be slightly more self-disciplined.  Not by much because I’m already doing a fantastic job (muahahaha, you people all suck =P) but just a little.

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There are a lot of people whom I don’t like and whom I think suck a lot.  But, there is still the benefit of the doubt to take into consideration!  You don’t actually have to give people the benefit of the doubt, and you don’t have to even treat people the same way that you would if they had the full benefit of the doubt, but you should at least -respect- them in the same way as you would if you gave them the benefit of the doubt.  I’m not sure this is making sense.  But at some points there will definitely be times when you figure out somebody else’s point of view…well, not even their point of view, but their circumstances, and then they might make more sense.  Even if that person is still a “bad” person in whatever way, maybe there’s at least a reason for their badness.

I do things that get me stares and that get me laughed at, both in good and bad ways.  Most of the time it’s acceptable but there are times when it’s not.  I don’t really care if you say things under your breath or behind my back, but at least have the tact to not be rude!  Blar.  Well, what can you do, really?  People like that just suck…and you should still respect them!  blarg!

Also, http://nomissbonus.tumblr.com/post/1356987750/with-your-level-of-courage-you-were-able-to-dress-as just because it’s relevant

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Anime Destiny was this past Saturday at Berkeley.  It was fun!  Though somehow very tiring.

It was a bit of a smaller con, of course, so nothing like Fanime or anything like that.  Basically an excuse to cosplay and hang out in cosplay and…uhmmm….yea.  Went with Russ and Tiphanie, so it was just the three of us.  Car ride was long…longer than ideal.  To make matters worse I couldn’t sleep until like 4:00AM the night before.  Bad timing for insomnia FTL.  I attempted to sleep at probably around 2 or something but it didn’t work.  Later I just woke up and looked at clothes for way too long, etc. and then I was like ocrap it’s 4.  Uhmm…yea.  So I got less than 4 hours of sleep.  Boooo.  Played a little bit of NDS_TGM on the car ride there, but mostly just slept.  I was in full cosplay in the car but still managed to sleep fine; though my hat fell off at some point randomly.  Also, it is very difficult to sit in a car when you have wings >_<.  I’m pretty sure I ended up dreaming of at least one game of tetris.  Haha.

Arrived at con.  Was a bit chilly and I questioned whether it was a good idea to go pantsless but then decided it was fine because it’s more fun this way (I was wearing a skirt silly, I’m not a pervert like that), and moreover it was supposed to get warmer later in the day anyways.  Followed Russ as he attempted to find his contact so he could set up for his panel.  On the way we saw a random book on the ground and the title was Necromicon.  I was gonna make a DotA joke to Russ but he was on the phone at the time.  Oh well.

Russ ran off somewhere and me and Tiphanie proceeded to register.  Registration for the cosplay contest was also open but I was like meh, I don’t really want to enter.  Went in, and first thing we did was go to the quiz contest which was i guess kind of fun.  I didn’t really take it too seriously but it wasn’t actually -too- bad.  My hand shot up WAY in the air for voice actor of Nagato Yuki but then I got really disappointed because it asked for the -America- voice actor.  Dammit.  Anyways, we didn’t end up winning but it’s okay because the prize was a bunch of manga and I don’t think I was interested in really any of them, so phew.

Artists alley was small of course, but still alright.  Tiphanie won a drawing from a booth by naming all of the things in the drawing (it was a challenge).  She needed some help from me for figuring out what a few of the things were, so that was fun.  There was this set of arrows near the top of the drawing and I figured out that they were from a music game, but didn’t know which.  At first I thought it was that really obscure japanese one with the rabbit thing walking on the line, but it wasn’t.  So I started going through all of the bemani/music games i knew — guitarfreaks, drummania, iidx, dancemaniax, ITG, DDR, parappa the rapper, pump it up, … and then finally hit Para Para Paradise and that was it.  Haha, so that was fun.

Dealer’s room was alright too.  Only ended up buying one thing, which was good.  It was a really cute Di Gi Charat pencil board.  Tiphanie and me proceed to laugh about how I’ve already gotten like 3 Di Gi Charat things and I haven’t even ever seen the anime yet xD.  But I have a lot of confidence in it because it looks cute AND it’s Koge-Donbo!  I really need to find it soon =X.  I was also tempted to buy the 1st volume of the Pita-Ten manga but then decided against it.  Blah.  It was the right decision.  I also kept in mind that I was planning on making a clothes order soon and so didn’t want to spend any significant amount of money.

Panels were meh…but okay.  Caught like half of both of Russ’s panels.  During the Touhou one me and Tiphanie looked through Russ’s doujinshi and tried to find any appearances of my character (Lily White) and actually managed to find her one or two times, which made me happy xD  Lily White is pretty obscure…although, I guess if I cosplayed as Lily -Black- that would be REALLY obscure.  Though, hmm…Lily White + Lily Black cosplay pair would be super adorable.  Wonder if that’s ever been done.  Actually it’s kind of hard to find Lily White cosplay photos period!  Managed to find one though.  Here:
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Was a panel on cosplay too, though I think the presentation could have been much better; it was more talktalk rather than useful stuff.  There was a brief mention of crossplay but the person presenting was a girl and only talked about FtM, and said she couldn’t really tell anything about MtF because…she didn’t know.  Also she made the point that if there are any parents out there, they shouldn’t worry about crossplay because it doesn’t mean people want to actually be the opposite gender; it’s just having fun.  I mentally coughed, but said nothing ^^;

Skipped out on lunch because no one else was gonna go with me.  That wasn’t really the greatest decision; my lunch basically ended up being a chewy bar.  Should have ran to subway.  Oh well.  Cosplay contest was okay; though they had audio issues which made some things awkward.  Russ won best craftsmanship -again- haha.  Oh yea, and I forgot to mention, I missed the first part of Russ’s Touhou panel because he came up to me and was like hey some people want you to enter the cosplay contest.  So I went back down and got the registration form and then started to fill it out…but then got unsure.  I just grabbed the form and said I’d be back, and went back to Russ’s panel.  And then made the decision not to enter because I didn’t want to.  I think it was a combination of, I didn’t have anything prepared to do–not even poses, and I wasn’t really ready to show off in a costume that I don’t feel is er…perfect.  Not that Xavier’s costume isn’t great and all, but I didn’t feel as confident with it.  Anyways, that ended up being the right decision, so hooray for me!

Oh crap, I keep on doing things out of order.  Before cosplay contest was Yukie’s concert, which went alright despite…more technical issues.  The name that vocaloid song event was fun, and it was really close between russ and the miku girl who ended up winning.  And I already mentioned Rolling Girl in a previous post.  Then we had the Cirno’s Perfect Math Class, which was a boatload of fun, haha.  Yayyyyyy.

Anyways, after all of that the convention was dying down so we said goodbye to some peoples and ran into some peoples blah blah and packed up and embarked on the drive back.  Russ had problems staying awake.  I would have gone to sleep but felt bad/worried for Russ so I just played more NDS_TGM instead.  We ended up having to make a rest stop to grab coffee/food.  More NDS_TGM.  I’ve been getting a LOT better at tetris in the past few months–my consistency has improved by an awesome amount.

Got back and ate dinner in cosplay but then changed out of cosplay because I was just too darn tired.  And wanted to feel more comfortable.  That’s one of the downsides of the Lily White cosplay–mainly because of the wings, it’s uncomfortable.  The wings are also deteriorating–every time I wear the outfit I shed a little haha, and there’s starting to be a tear in the frame so that’s bad too.  So yeah, I should put the outfit to rest at some point and definitely get another one.  Or there’s always the sera fuku I guess.  Which is what I’ll do for halloween since I have nothing else.

Anime meeting was after that–was surprised I wasn’t quite that tired and falling asleep during it.  Played smash there which was not really a smart decision; oh well.

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Phew finally caught up on blogging.  Catchupcatchupcatchup…