I don't know what is different about this year but the conventions have all been super fun in comparison to the last. You'd think the first first time would be more exciting given the second round...well you'd know what to expect right? But EEEE everyone's been super sweet on me this time round and I truly thank you all who came by me and *Ka-ho's stall (formerly known as julescion hahaha)
Actually never mind, I know exactly what is different. Dem ferrets, I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!
J'ADORE, J'ADORE, J'ADORE!!!!!!!!♥
Have you ever been in a situation where everything starts off terribly before an important event, and you believe everything's going to go terribly wrong because of it? That's been the case with a lot of things for me but...in particular on Friday.
After we rushedly forced in orders for prints the morning of the day before the actual convention, I was told to get everything in the morning of the convention, during which I was seriously sleep deprived from the dumbest of reasons and kept getting off my transit buses too early. I ended up walking about for ages, with severe sleep deprivation and bus paranoia to a printer in the middle of nowhere. At least...that's what it felt like. Dammit Oakville.
It was then it seemed that I come to realize for the first time that all printers have different terminology for the same type of paper. I mean honestly, it's ridiculous. I end up returning with prints of a paper type that I didn't originally intend, on buses I keep missing the stops to, with minimal to no coins (See ever since coming to Canada I've been terrible about having cash on me. Debit cards are just so wonderful;;; ) and I think at some point I even headed onto the wrong bus...
...Blindly, because lo and behold my phone died midway into that trip alongside google maps.
Granted, the whole time I knew it was all self-inflicted, the fault was all mine. After all there were many ways to prevent many things and I had chosen all the most difficult paths to make my life miserable. But the knowledge of it really didn't help me all that much hahaha
Depiction of ippus before the con has even started...
I did reach home successfully eventually (I thought I was going to die...or stay lost...or something. My sleep deprived mind is incredibly melodramatic with it's craycray WTFWORLDISENDING2012 my life is over-ness...) and headed to the convention with me rather high strung and dying. The day before AN was having trouble pre-registering a great deal of us as well (I'M NOT COMPLAINING HERE! I understand there wasn't enough people to process it all but the fact remains it happened ><) so we had to stand in line. I don't know if it's the double monster suitcases of stuff we had in our possession, or whether the AN team were just feeling nice that day, but we were asked repeatedly whether we were part of the Artist Alley, told it was being set up still for another 3 hours, and eventually after *Ka-ho walked a circle and asked a numerous number of AN staff, eventually bumped us up the registration line so that we'd get into AA on time.
"They really shouldn't be here...why are they here..."
After a few more hours of wait and more confused AA registration we were in, doing our thing, putting up stand at surprisingly good speed given we had planned everything on the night prior. Really, we as a duo have never been so organized before despite all the trauma prior LOL Poor *Ka-ho chose to cosplay a few hours before solely because she was bored- only to undo it all before AA was even open to the public. At least she was still desu and adorable- me? I really stopped caring about appearance- a trend that dragged on towards day 3 and out. Heck I was so brain dead as the end of Day 01 neared I had ended up napping for a short moment in my chair. Thank god I have a table partner- things could have been so bad otherwise.
I will definitely cosplay at AX though ;^; Because I really do want to~~ There's only so much of our youth we can all enjoy before we're too old for this shit Q_Q
Anyway on the whole despite it being super tiring it was very fun ;^;! Met lots of league players since you know...I have LoL prints. Sales did better that last year by a long shot even with all the mishaps and man, all that camping- I didn't expect Ahri to sell so well ;^;! Thank you all for the love, and time and chats~ I don't think I've ever been so chipper all through 3 days of a convention either-
Oh, more special mentions:
Thank you =reafu-fu for sharing a table with my good friend ~Kinopia ;^;!! I know this is your first time, so I hope it was enjoyable! I actually didn't see you leave Orz But it was nice meeting you nonetheless! There was something but...I guess I'll wait till next year for it- unless you visit Fanexpo? IUNNO! Either way give me a visit sometime!
Also, also the FERRET PEOPLE
I don't know, I don't know what else to call you all other than that but THANK YOU FOR BRINIGN THEM OVER ALL THREE DAYS Q_Q MY GOD THEY WERE SO CUTE I DON'T EVEN.
I love you. I love you far too much. You are the epitome of all things adorable. GDI
Then there's *shilin who was opposite us. Your artwork is so beautiful T^T Thankyou so much for the book discounts, I swear I'm just going to oogle it all day as I recuperate from the con. I've actually been wanting it like crazy for a while but was a bit low on the random internet stuff splurging budget for a bit LOLOLOL thank god for conventions haha
It was so fun talking for longer than a pass by too ovo I hope you did super well!
Uhm Uhm, Oh right and ~Kaze-Hime who happened to be neighbors at my friend's table. Only really came by once by accident while I was oogling about the ferrets on the last day (......mega fail much? I actually walked abut looking for your stall and failed to see it for two and a half days. I AM CLEARLY RETARDED.)
Oh, OH and TOMMY. Seriously you- YOU. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY.
Thank you so much Q_Q
And all my friends who came by, and people who showed even an inkling of interest- everythinggggggggg
It was so fun Q_Q
Here's to hoping the same for the others <3
I love you bby I love you so much