Well, I feel alive enough to talk about Anime Central 2015. It was...weird. I can't totally say it was bad but I can't say it was great either. I was certainly happy to run into
for photos several times but overall, I didn't run into that many of my friends. I actually talked to several people I didn't know. So great that I was a little more outgoing but ACen is normally a chance for me to catch up with people I haven't seen in a while because of the cosplay rush.
I miss the creepy murals in the skybridge. Now that part of the bridge is carpeted and modernized. Not a bad thing but I still strangely miss the strange mural in that hall. I miss the guy screaming in the dealer hall advertising Red Hot Yaoi. Never bought a damn thing from that table but there as something familiar and traditional about hearing his voice loud and clear through the entire dealer hall. The man had impressive vocal projection. The Hen Da Ne booth will never be the same.
ACen needs to do a lot about the smokers at the con. The e-cigs and vapers indoors was nuts. There almost was no fresh air anywhere. I'm not particularly sensitive to it since my mom's been a smoker since forever but it's still annoying. And when you go outside, there are droves of people smoking and not giving a damn about who they blow smoke at. I've heard numerous people say smokers blatantly turned and blew smoke in their faces. Who does that? You don't do that to a complete stranger, or anyone. You don't know what sensitivities/allergies someone has. Don't take other people down with your nasty habit.
The smokers were almost as inconsiderate as the homestucks. At the risk of opening a can of worms, I don't like the general homestuck fandom. Too much cosplay and property damage. I know a couple who are good about sealing body paint or using morphsuits for their arms and legs. But that's a couple out of the couple hundred that show up to ACen every year. People work hard on cosplay. I spent every weekend for a couple of months working on my Neo jacket. I did my photoshoot and some asshole homestuck shoved past me and got gray all over the sleeve of my jacket. She was gone before I could say anything to her. It was ungodly humid during the con. If you have to wear body paint, have the decency and the connected braincells to seal it. If you don't know how to seal it, Google it goddammit.
Anyway...I didn't buy much which isn't a bad thing. It was just that nothing grabbed me. I was pretty beat by the time I got home. I'll update pictures as I find them.
and I did our final Naruto cosplays this ACen, SnK/Naruto crossover. If you see a picture of Tsunade in an SnK styke green jacket, green skirt, etc, with SnK Kyuubi, that would be us. Tsunade is retired from here on out unless I need a quick, cool cosplay or someone really wants a photoshoot with it. I don't really see those scenarios happening. I do have to figure out what I'm gonna do for SoyCon now that my easiest outfit is retired.