16-VII-2007 or Here I Go Again
by Aaron Shurtleff on July 16, 2007
What's new in the months since I last blogged? Well, quite a bit, but relatively little of it will be of interest. Not that that fact will stop me. :)
Well, a couple of weekends ago (July 6th-8th), I went to MetroCon, the largest anime convention in the state of Florida! Woo-hoo! I didn't buy any stuffed cactaurs this time around, though! ;) I just got a couple of box sets for some series I was interested in checking out (and, no, I didn't see hide nor hair of the previously discussed Irresponsible Captain). It was, overall, an interesting time. I got to see things I hope I never see again (there should be a weight limit on some of these cosplay outfits! *shudder*) and I got to check out some interesting shows that I might not have caught otherwise (which I don't recall the names of, of course, but I did write them down on my program!). I watched the Human Chess Match, which is really the highlight of the convention. It's interesting to see people doing the old RenFaire classic while wearing anime and video game character outfits (the theme this year was anime vs. video games). Of course, then there's the question of how realistic one would think the matches were (i.e. if Simon Belmont of the Castlevania video game had a fight with D from Vampire Hunter D, who would win? I say D without a problem!), but I guess I might be nit picking! I also got to "meet" (I didn't actually talk to any of them!) a bunch of the voice actors, which was interesting, too.
Of course, I think I spoke to...two people the whole weekend, not counting vendors and artists. And, no, although I was sorely tempted to get a chibi drawing of myself, I managed not to, even though I think EVERYONE else did.
And, no, I wasn't in any sort of costume! Although, to give a report, Inuyasha was probably the most common costume (this is unscientific observations) for guys, and the most popular for the ladies was the girl from Naruto (there were a lot of Narutos, too, actually...and other characters from there...I should watch that once just to know who they were supposed to be!) There were a lot of Kagome's, and one Sailor Moon (although she looked like she might have eaten the rest of the Sailor Squad (or whatever they are called!)). There were even a few Harry Potters and a Superman, which blew my mind. How is that anime?!
Anyhow, in other news, my wife bought almost every ticket to see Bon Jovi in October (I'm not kidding). He's doing like 10 shows at the Continental Airlines arena in NJ, and she's trying to get to every one of them, in the most up front seats available. There goes my PS3! ;) It's OK, though, in all seriousness. It's her one vice (other than shoes, which is almost every woman's vice, and thus doesn't count), and I don't have a problem with it. I do get sticker shock from time to time, though! :O
Although it did piss me off that her Lost Highway CD is the one that jammed itself in my car's CD player, effectively forcing me to listen to crappy radio stations until I can get it fixed. Not that it's her fault. It could have been any CD that it happened to. Just gets me frustrated that it had to be THAT one. :(
I had something else to talk about, but my mind has erased itself. I'll try again later. Maybe in a separate post, so I can up my ranking! :)
Song of the day...let me think. "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki. It's one of the ending credits songs from Inuyasha, and I think it was played like every two minutes at the convention in the video room. It's nice! d-(^_^)-b
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