Anime Conventions: The Drag

This was supposed to come out several days ago. Whoops.

An anime convention in everyone’s term would be the absolute definition of fun for most large fans of eastern culture and heck, nerdy things in general.

Of course as I am now nearing the end of my second day at my current anime convention and I’m absolutely exhausted. I’m so tired, that my eyes have closing on their own accord and have also been refusing to work properly.

They’ve turned bright red and I have to say it really hurts. Is it worth it though?

Well, that’s debatable.

I’m tired, but I’ve been having fun.

I’m beat, but I’ve been making new friends.

I’m sick, but I’ve gotten so much in return.

So, as you can see they’re really isn’t any reason to debate if the convention was worth it. Instead let’s talk all about how to get rid of the daily drag the drains on you.

You should drink lot’s of caffeine. So, much caffeine.

You need to be constantly doing something new and fun. If you’ve gotten bored of simply going to the convention, you should volunteer. Sure, it seems that it might be a huge amount of work, but volunteering is tons of fun.

Make sure to get your sleep. You need the daily required six hours of sleep that everybody needs when they enter convention mode.

If you follow those three things. I’m sure get conventions will always stay fresh for you.

Journal Entry #19: Let’s Start, Why Don’t We.

So, today is the day that I put up my first post since the format of my blog has changed. I am most definitely not ready.

Blogging is still quite fun, yet still quite tedious.

Still, I will continue to blog, as my writing skills do need the work and getting things off of my mind and into a text format is healthy.

Oh, yeah, my aniblogging posts will still be coming out, even though I’m now two weeks behind. I’ll get them out… Some day.

Anyways, what has been new with me recently?

Well, I’ve just pretty much recovered gotten slightly better after suffering enjoying the amazing convention that I went to over the weekend. I spent quite a bit of money, not on magic cards though (I pulled a Voice of Resurgence, so I pretty much made the money I spent on cards back). It was a lot of fun, it was quite a bit of fun. Sure I became super tired from the week as I got about six hours of sleep during the entire weekend.

School, has been the same as always, a daily chore where I smile and go though with a calm facade of happiness.

Hrm… Well, I guess I could go in depth about my weekend.

I started the day (Friday) with school where I had a drama presentation that my group improved and last minuted created spectacularly. I then transitioned towards communication technology  and chemistry, where I didn’t really do anything at all. Last period though I had a functions test that I manged to finish early, which could either be a good thing or a really bad thing. I then biked home as quick as I could so that I could get driven to the convention.

I started working right after I put away my luggage, and I stopped working around four in the morning. We got finished our job at around two, but we had a staff meeting that made us stay up and well, that wasn’t fun. I was sharing a hotel with about six other people so one of the reasons I didn’t sleep until so late was because of that.

We woke back up at around seven in the morning where I spent far too much on breakfast. After that I headed back to work, where I maintained lines and manged panels, until around noon, where I went off to the Sword Art Online cosplay photo shoot. It was quite epic, and awesome, there were about a million Kiritos and maybe ten Asunas, and really it was all quite fun. After that I went back to work, and stayed working until two in the morning.

Fast forward to the next day, where we went down to work at around eight, and this time unlike the other two days I actually got an hour of free time! I went to the dealers room and bought my mandatory required pins, along with buying a fat back where I pulled a forty dollar card that payed for the pack and more. Really it was all quite good. After I went shopping, I had to go back to work until, six this time! Where I got to go home and fell asleep the second I entered the threshold of my house. Overall it was a fun time, albeit it was freaking tiring and I got about three hours off. Still, there is always next year so there’s that!

Journal Entry #18

Yeah.

I’m back!

Well, you see what happened is I got sick over the weekend.

Of course that was only really for Friday and Saturday.

Sunday I was just lazy.

Which is why, today is the day, only a month since I’ve started this blog that I must announce that I will no longer be attempting to post something up every single day. Instead I will try to post a aniblogging post, a gaming post, a journal entry and some sort of writing thing once a week. That brings my total required post count from seven to four a week and gives me more time to focus and make the posts better.

Still, it is with a heavy heart that I say I must now change the about page of the blog.

Ah well, I tried eh?

To make up for the lack of post every single day, I will instead be increasing the required word count of the posts to two hundred and fifty instead of a measly a hundred words. This of course means that the poetry and journal posts will be much longer and require much more content that they usually have. Which does sadden me. The other posts though will continue as they are and still be basically the exact same.

On the other side of things, AnimeNorth is this weekend.

Oh god.

I’m so not pre-

Well actually, I’m quite prepared. Got my hotel, got my cosplay done today, got my food places ready, got my friends ready to go, all I really need to do is pack my suitcase, psych myself up, and prepare for a long weekend.

It’s going to be so much fun, I’m really excited.

So excited.

Super excited.

Anyways, yeah besides that my life has really been the same. School is still a never ending torment that drags on my heart and drowns my soul. It hinders my life, and grabs my ankles pulling me down into a pit of self pity that I wallow in.

So, yeah. School sucks.

Journal Entry #17: Directing

What is a director?

Well a director, in the play sense, is someone who is in charge of showing an audience their vision. They must be firm but also flexible in order to allow their actors, stage crew, designers and everyone else involved shine.

A director is not a dictator that forces everyone to their ideal. They are not one that has absolute power and should not be feared but admired and trusted.

In the retrospect I can say that I’ve failed to be a director at times and many others have also failed.

You should never order.
You should advise and recommend.
You should never delegate.
You should have an answer to every question.
You should never falter or stumble.
You should be a rock that is resolute.

Being the director is one of the hardest positions you can have, even more so when you’re working among your peers. You must both earn their respect but also still be nice and just not a total douche.

The day before any performance, is not the day to give the “reason you suck speech” it is the day to give the “reason you’re awesome” speech and get everyone pumped up for the performance.

Morale should be up.

What’s most important is that the actors are enjoying themselves, if they have fun, the audience will as well. It’s. simple law of he universe.

I’ve never laughed harder than watching people enjoy themselves. Be it in TV, movies or just interaction with people everyday.

Fun is infectious.

Don’t kill it before it can spread.

Let it bloom!

There’s no better cast than a happy cast that’s cracking jokes and enjoying what they’re doing!

So, be a good person. Being the hammer down when you need to but, remember don’t be a douche.

Light of Day

I’m bored, and lazy so, I’m going to write something that’ll let me have some fun.

The light of day.
Light is a ray that shows the way.

The dark of night.
Dark is might that proves who’s right.

All that you need is to see.
All that you need is to be.

Blood of my blood,
light of my soul,
night of my mind,
all that matters is strength.

Day is night.
Reveal all that matters.
Right is might.
Might is right.

Fight.
Strike.
Destroy.

Seek.
Kill.
Be.
We are the guardian.
We are the day.
We are the night.

We shall not be stopped.
We shall fight for all that’s true.

Day and night.
Night and day.
We shalt fight.

That seems to be a more of something that’s like a robot killer or protected would say in their mind as they power up.

Journal Entry #16

Argh! Blasted inability to post! I’m like a couple days behind now… I need to post at least twice more after this one in order for me to feel better about myself.

Anyways, last Saturday I went to my school’s charity carnival and car wash. Now I say that I went, but well I was actually going there to volunteer. Because I helped plan the event. It was fun, but it was a load of work.

The event was hectic, and I really hope that we made our money’s worth, but it was well, yeah it was fun!

There were inflatable bouncing castles, obstacle courses, sumo wrestling and gladiatorial jousting. It was fun!

There was also a BBQ that was cheap and delicious, also our car wash is always a giant money maker, albeit there was the odd douche bag that came in with their giant jeeps and their mirrored sunglasses. That was less fun!

Yup. There was not much else that I did. Well I did go and see Romeo and Juliet at Stratford. But that’s going to be it’s own post.

Hataraku Maou-sama: Episode 6

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Let’s do this quickly.

Another week and another episode of great and happy jokes and fun. Yeah I am not going to be blogging Devil Survivor 2 anymore, it’s far too plot heavy and I don’t have the motivation to blog it.

Anyways, the episode starts with Maou and Ashiya laughing evilly, well Maou is laughing evilly, we slow pan out to reveal that Maou and Ashiya are simply having some delicious meat to eat. Maou absently comments on how his minions commented that guts, presumably human,  were the tastiest part. In all honesty the random spurts of reminders that Maou did order the death of several thousand humans. Poor, poor humans. I mean really that side comment just sticks to me, I mean sure Maou and Ashiya’s antics are quite funny, but you have to remember that literally millions of humans have died because of these two.

Anyways, the two talk, more jokes and then we cut to Lucifer who has become nothing more than a NEET who’s learned how to shop on the internet! He’s also spent quite a lot of money and Ashiya tells Maou that he must bring the hammer down and punish Lucifer.  Then the full opening finally plays and well it’s quite cool.

Anyways when the opening ends, we cut back to Ente Isle where we see the church talking about Olba, Maou and Emila. The church comes to the conclusion that they must send someone to Earth in order to see exactly what was going on.

The we jump back to Castle Overlord where the duo returns home, with a nice pork bowl for Lucifer, who has been delegated the job of searching all of the internet to find ways that they could regain there true powers. Lucifer quickly shows off his skills by hacking into Emila’s workplace and allowing our protagonists to do what they do best by annoying the heck out of Emila at her workplace. More verbal barbs are passed and we rejoin our hero at his work this time, where Chiho as taken the fact that her co-worker and crush is an evil overlord that has killed millions of people quite well for a well a human.

Emila shows up to yell at Maou, and they talk about plot related things after Maou has gotten off work. Maou then returns home to find Lucifer passed out on the ground! Rushing to the aid of his minion, Maou quickly tries to find what’s wrong. The first thing he notices is a letter on the coffee table, but before he can look at it, Ashiya walks in forewarning Maou of the danger that the letter possess. Inside that envelope was a picture of Minty, a rather large women, in a bathing suit. Ashiya and Lucifer are quite injured by looking at the photo, so Maou quite wisely decides not to look at the photo.

They talk some more, and then Lucifer tells them about a creepy room at a local school where summoning a world gate might be easier. Maou and Ashiya are quite intrigued and decide to investigate. They go to the school the next day, and conveniently enough it proves to be Chiho’s school. The gang (anyone else getting Scooby Doo vibes? Just me? Okay.) decides to explore the school and find the room the next night.

Fast forward to the night and we have our team walking down the halls looking for the room. Emila shows up at one point and well the team has a lot of hi-jinks and such and then blam! Plot twist! The creepy room they were searching for was just where Lucifer and Olba were living! The entire reason they had to go there was to grab Lucifer’s PSP VIT- Er- PASTA.  Ashiya “returns” the gaming console, while Maou goes to work and finally sees the terrifying picture.  He collapses from the shock and returns home, only for a rather cute girl in a kimono to fall down the stairs and land on him.

That episode was quite good. It ended a bit abruptly, but well not everything can be perfect. The opening and ending were quite awesome so that’s good! Yup… Don’t have much else to say…