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General Anime Chat / Re: What Manga Are You Reading Lately?
« on: May 09, 2009, 11:34:53 PM »
Shugo Chara! and re-reading MegaTokyo for the sixth time.  Anyone know when 6 is coming out?

General Convention Discussion / Re: The Closer Fanime Gets...
« on: May 09, 2009, 10:59:10 PM »
The closer Fanime gets, the mores I stress about:
- costumes being finished and not sucking.  ::sigh::
- Masquerade performance ::double sigh::
- my complete lack of cash. (I hate being broke)
- Food for Thurs-Mon.
- the amount of sleep I'm getting.  I do have to be functional for what little work I 
   actually do.  3 cheers for P/T!

 Mostly, I start to get super excited.  Con is generally the most fun I have all year.  I don't get out much.  What can I say?  I get to hang out with my friends ( and this year, my nephew) and just be a complete dumbass for four days.  Job?  What Job (or lack thereof)?  Crushing debt?  Meh.  Unemployment benefits run out in two months?  Who cares?  All my drama takes a back seat to fun and mind-altering insomnia.  Awesome.  For four days, I get to forget I'm not a kid anymore. 

Big Event Showcase / Re: Caramelldansen-the next Hare Hare Yukai?
« on: May 09, 2009, 10:46:39 PM »
Oh no!  I've created a monster!  I had no idea this thread would still be going...YEAH!

I have seen a lot of good points regarding whether a pop culture item is too old or not quite old enough to still be considered "cool."  Granted, quite a few people have their fingers on the pulse of Japanese pop culture and pop culture in general to know the minute an item is cool abroad, even though the American fandom at large may not quite be aware of it.  Look at Bleach!  The US is 2.5 seasons behind!  However, I was seeing the Bankai uniforms at Con long before the dub actually got to that point, so obviously some were more ahead of the game than others.

I abhor FW's so my friends and family generally know better than to send them to me.  Thus I was a little behind on the whole RickRolling phenom until someone explained it to me after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade pulled a RickRoll on the FHIF float, complete with Rick Astley!  However, I still like to think of myself as pretty up on most trends.  I guess the point I'm trying to make is that there will always be people who latch onto a trend at it's beginning, some who come in in the middle and some who don't catch on until last.  Otaku is otaku.  It doesn't really matter to me when you showed up at the party!

General Convention Discussion / Re: Who's excited for Fanime?
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:14:42 PM »
its my chance to get away!!!! fanime is my yearly vacation and chance to.. have fun.

FREEDOM!!! i can't wait.

Serious!  Ditto!  Only this year, it's my chance to forget how miserable, broke and unemployed I am.


Big Event Showcase / Re: Caramelldansen-the next Hare Hare Yukai?
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:12:42 PM »
Onoz!  The skit has already been recorded!

However, we're making fun of Caramelldansen, so maybe it won't be so lame.  Crap, it probably will.  Oh, well.  I'm nothing if not thorough.

No Ani-Jam this year!  Weak!  I was actually going to compete inthe cosplay competition this time.  I missed last year's.  Dang.  That sucks.  I wonder why they're skipping a year?

General Convention Discussion / Re: SLeeping schedule?
« on: April 02, 2009, 09:40:34 PM »
Sleep?  At Con?  Surely you jest!

Oh, who am I kidding?  I'll be following around a hyperactive 12-year-old all weekend.  I'll be lucky if I'm still conscious after 10pm!

I live in Fresno and will be going to Fanime, as will two of my friends who also live in the area (one in Fresno, the other in Sanger). 

I will be cosplaying as Amu-chan as well.  And my friend will be making the school uniform.

General Convention Discussion / Re: History of Fanime?
« on: March 08, 2009, 07:56:39 PM »
Oh my gosh, this thread makes me feel old!  My first Fanime was 1998 at Foothill college.  I found out about it by accident when a friend of mine from Anime Club said she had an extra wknd pass for Con.  I discovered two things very quickly:
1. Some cosplayers have no shame.
2. I did not bring enough money!
          2009 will be my 12th CON! I can't believe it!  And next year will be the last year I cosplay.  I'm getting to the age where cosplay is no longer cute, it's sad.  ::cry:: 

Dealers Room / Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:23:48 PM »
Shugo Chara merchandise.  Also, Japanese language manga, like they used to carry a few years ago.  I can get English language manga at Barnes and Noble for cying out loud.

Big Event Showcase / Caramelldansen-the next Hare Hare Yukai?
« on: March 01, 2009, 08:20:48 PM »
Hi, everybody!  I'm sure we all remember last year's Masquerade when everyone and their great aunt danced to Hare Hare Yukai.  Some friends of mine lost a bet, so I'm forcing to do Masquerade this year and was curious as to whether Caramelldansen will be this year's Hare Hare Yukai.  Opinions?

Video Programming / Re: Marathon suggestions for fanime 2009
« on: February 10, 2009, 12:13:51 AM »
SAILORMOON.  Any season.  Subtitled.  (Dubs are evil.)

Once the group rates for Fanime are posted, you'll be able to book your hotel rooms through the Front Desk of whichever hotels are offering the discounted group rates.  Book early!  You can always cancel, but once those rooms are gone, they're gone.

Bring whatever food you can to Con with you, including a refillable water bottle.  There will be lots of water dispensers all over the Convention Center.  Stay hydrated.

Bring confy alternative clothes outside of your costume.  You will need them.  And comfy shoes.  Again...need them.

Get a copy of the schedule and decide what anime you want to see and what panels you want to go to ahead of time.  Allow time waiting in line for popular panels or GOH, especially if you're going to GakuFest.

Other than that, have a good time, no matter what happens.  Once you do this the first time, you'll have a better idea what works and what doesn't for next time.

Ideas and Suggestions / Naoko Takeuchi as a GOH?
« on: December 09, 2008, 07:06:59 PM »
Would there be any chance of getting Naoko Takeuchi as a GOH for Fanime?  How likely is that?

Video Programming / Re: H Night Suggestion
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:57:57 PM »
Can anyone tell me what the hell was being shown last year with all the tentacles?  I was unaware there was newer tentacle Hentai, so just so satisy a point of curiosity, what was it called?  A friend of mine made a comment about chicken nuggets and chocolate sauce while we were in there that still makes me laugh when he brings it up. 

Video Programming / Re: Yuri and Yaoi nights
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:49:19 PM »
I am begging, BEGGING I tell you, for some down-and-dirty, holy crap, makes-you-blush Yaoi.  The last two years has been more luke warm that hot.  I mean there was tentacles in the H room last year.  Can we get something on par, as far as depraved Yaoi goes?  Is there just not enough depraved Yaoi?  Is that the problem?  May I suggest "Sensative Pornograph?"  That's fun.

Video Programming / Re: Old school?
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:45:50 PM »
I'm reviving this thread, because I think it's a great idea.  Can we get an old-school room for '09?  I'm talking seriously old-school like the stuff mentioned previously, Otaku no Video (live action, I know, but hilarious!), Sailor Moon (1st or 2nd season subbed), Urusei Yatsura, Tenchi Muyo!, Lupin III y'know, old stuff that got the 25+ crowd into anime.  And GoLion.  Seriously, as marathon late-at-night awesomeness.   

Serious Business / Re: Another teacher goes down...
« on: November 20, 2008, 02:55:50 PM »
That's kinda old, though.  Mr. Sevinay, the band teacher at Oak Grove High School got busted in 1995 or 1996 for having sex with a student.  This guy from my drama class walked in on them bumping uglies in the band room at lunch one day.  Gross.  And Mr. Sevinay was no prize. 

Serious Business / Re: Prop 8 debate - PLEASE READ!
« on: November 20, 2008, 02:47:57 PM »
At this point it's a matter of time before it gets overturned.  Prop. 8 is discrimination at its most blatant.  It violates so many Constitutional protections, it can't help but get overturned.  Either the CA state supreme does it or the Fed court steps in.  All it will take is enough lawsuits.

I agree, though. The No on 8 campaign was dismally run.  The Yes on 8 relied on fear, bigotry and ignorance to get their point across (gay people are scary).  No on 8 should ahve appealed to peoples' sense of cultural superiority, such as:
                             Vote NO on Prop.8
            Because this is California and we're better than that.

Personally, I voted no.  I am for love in whatever form and guise it chooses, so long as it's between two humans.  Besides, Heterosexuals ruined marriage a long time ago.  My father's been married three times (2x's divorced, 1x widowed) and is looking at #4!  My parents were married.  I didn't see it do them a whole hell of a lot of good.  Wanna get married, get married.  It doesn't hurt me any.  Just don't make me watch you get divorced!

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