Quite by accident, the Allies discovered a new prototype weapon. Even more toxic than the dreaded Mustard Gas and Agent Orange this was chemical warfare at its worst. The only problem was that nobody knew how to properly contain the intangible substance and it became responsible for the foul end of many an Otaku.
-"The CosPlay continued. After Belldandy and her sibs took a bow to their heavy applause a 'Chang Wu Fe' took the spot light. You know something, Cat, I don't even remember who the hell he was. His name doesn't even sound familiar. Oh well."
do we owe him money? I usually forget people I need to repay.
Anyway, then came the skit 'Akira and his Bikers'-tcha..... They
didn't even know who they were supposed to be! Ha ha ha ha! Oni-chan,
Ken-chan and I laughed our asses off (they should have named
themselves 'Kaneda and his Bikers') and not because of their
corny lines. Baka baka.
Yeah, well only some skits suck.
made their point ^o^
My guess is that it would still be a helluva lot cheaper than
the price of total embarassment and humiliation in front of several
thousand screaming fans and a lot more people after it's been
posted on certain web sites. But those're just my thoughts on
Sub it, don't dub it!
Mistress Nine, we salute you... Now please don't try to kill us, 'kay?
then informed us that this was the first step in actually realizing
otaku's dreams and having all reality subtitled! Cool! I'm there!
-"Yeah, I liked it too ^_^ After the DB players got off, the Rurouni fashions put on their show. Ha ha ha.... Great. Another fashion show. Fonny. Then came out one of my faves of the night (and for many reasons too-tcha!). Without any further ado, heeeeeeeere's Hanson!
It turned out that Hanson had heard that some annoying punk ass kids were using and ruining his great name, so he had to take matters into his own hands! (And yes, those are the heads of Hanson in is clutches^_^). He rocked! Too bad he didn't meet up with Grandis earlier, she may have helped him."
is you major malfunction? Have you heard a word I've told you
about 'Grandis'?... Ah forget it!
Go on, Genma! Hit 'em with your stick!
It was silly, but it was well put together and colorful. Me gusta! When they were done Nurse Angel Ririka came onstage and sang her ending theme. Catsy and I got really excited about seeing the real Ririka! She was cool, although she didn't bring Seiya with her."
"I am Nurse Angel Ririka! On behalf of the hospital, I shall right wrongs and triumph over sickness. And that means otaku!"
-"Neow. She's rugged! After she was finished singing and took her bow Washu-chan, Tenchi and some wood came on. Washu-chan got tons of applause ^_^ She then went on to tell us that the reason they were up there was because the two guardians were just too big to sit in with the audience and they wanted to see what all the fuss was about.... Okay, it weren't that clever, but to finally meet Washu-chan was cool^_^
-"I am Tenchi Masaki, and this is my wood."
-"Tenchi, I think that mine's bigger than yours."
Neow. Then came something that every CosPlay should have: An Arsène Lupin III skit^_^ I just need me some good old Monkey Punch style hi-jinks at every con I go to (what a disappointment when I get none!). Anyway, this time it turned out that Lupin and gang were stuck in the Cartoon Network @o@ Zenigata finally caught up with the main man himself when Jigen popped up outta nowhere and demanded that the Inspector 'arrest him now!' It then turned into a 'Bugs' thang and in the end the Z-man arrested Jigen 'now' and dragged the bearded one away while he muttered 'You're disssssspicable!' Ha ha ha ha ha^_^ I tell you, you could just have Lupin sitting on the can and the skit would be hilarious!!!..... That's just hypothetical of course. Please don't ever really do it or I'd really have to eat your spleen."
-"Did you ever get the feeling that you were being watched?... By thousands of eyes, staring at you and watching your every move?... Look, there, out in the audience."
-"After that, everyone in the auditorium became dead silent as a 'squeaking' noise could be heard getting louder and louder with the regularity of footsteps. And then appeared on stage the mistress of destruction and the ever hungry sorceress in all of her glory as.........
I don't think this really needs a caption.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!! This was great! I just wish I had thought
of this costume, it would have been so friggin' cool to be an
SD Lina! Her shoes were the best too (that's where the squeaking
came from)^_^ Oh man, I was ready to hand her 'Best of Show'....
If I had anything to do with the awards.... Which I don't.
-"Heh heh! I laughed too^_^ Well, after the mailbox left the stage another (half assed attempt at a really gay) Fushigi Yuugi costume came up. I thnk it was Amiboshi, but even I couldn't be sure-tcha. I'm really getting tired of this. These morons don't even try to make decent costumes but they figure 'Neow, hey! Watase-sensei is gunna be there, so I'm sure to win!'. That is nothing but bull caca! Look at the pictures of the character first, and see if he/she at least has a cool costume, and then try to make yours look like it! That is the point of the contests! To look like the person you are supposed to be!!!! GRRRRRRRR!"
-"Kitty! Valium, now! Good. Okay, after that gaybee left we found Carrot, Tira, Chocolate and Noriko (of all people [but it was a good costume and you knew who it was!]) in a big ole mess. The two Bakuretsu babes were trying to reign Carrot in but he had it bad for Noriko. He/she actually flashed Carrot once *_* It was chilling to say the least."
Well, I always thought of Carrot-chan as sort of like a toned
down Moroboshi. I was surprised to see him fall for a guy in
disguise. I mean, Ataru would never fall for something like that.
Ken-chan said that Rei 'Got back!'... Baka baka.
I gotta try that brand some day."
-"Catsy, you know that Dr. Ross said that you couldn't have any more caffeine or any other kind of stimulant because of your, er..... condition."
-"Neow. I haven't had any coffee in three months and I spend every waking hour of my miserable and painful life reliving that one simple single instant in my memory when that supposed doctor gave me that f***ing recommendation and now here I am about ready to explode if I don't get at least a stupid single itty bitty drop of pure Columbian goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrr! Trust me I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
-"................Uh, th-the next players were the Hame Kame Twins (?) from Dragon Ball Z. Their costumes were really cool and bright, it's just that I never saw the manga before so I don't really know who they were or the reason for their nicely choreographed dance that they performed. But it was cool^_^
"Ta daaaaaaaaah! Now we must kill all of you who just witnessed our ceremonial 'Dance of the Doomed'. No hard feelings (but wasn't it worth it?)"
Then came our good friend from the ADVision booth yesterday, Naga the White Serpent. Brief, but she cut to the chase."
"Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!"
Oh yeah, Ken-chan said "Oishii!" *Sigh*....
-"Damn, she had talent! After that Ashitaka came out and did something. Then came the final skit of the evening (Holy crap did that seem to fly by!), 'Crazy People': Tomo and Soi from Nakago's evil kingdom just showed off their manicures to us-tcha. They were cool costumes though.
"Nani?!?! Nakago was your boyfriend?!?! But aren't you a guy?"
-Next on Springer: Betrayals on the war front. How do two friends who dress weird and share the same lust for a man stay friends?.... One shall stand, one shall fall.
Neow. Then the judges left to tally up the winners and hit the head (maybe not in that order-tcha). We were then left to witness some really cool stuff from the 3-D computer modeling and animation show that was also going on that weekend (don't ask, I really don't know much more beyond what we saw)."
"Is this the one with the moving pictures?"
-"Some of the
stuff they showed was cut-ass rugged! Especially the first skit
about the down under rodeo and the Mary and Joseph thieves riding
the rocket ass (donkey) into space 'cause they were also wanted
for robbery.... or something. Holy crap was that funny! I gotta
try me some of that 'Evil Beer'^_^
I wasn't, but then I love all CGI shtuff. It's nifty-tcha.
-"Yeah... What she said. Anywho, the judges finally returned (like prodical little sons) and started to hand out the awards. First were the Honorable Mentions. Rei and Asuka, Larva, Pico Pico Lina, the Pissed-Off Sailor Saturn and the 'Crazy People' skit with Tomo and Soi all received one. Eh, I guess they deserved them. Although I thought that the Lina should have gotten much more."
She was sooooooo kawaii^_^
"Gee, mister, it's just what I wanted! Now I can get that Urotsukidoji Complete Box Set I've been saving for^_^"
anyway, she got a $50 gift certificate from SyCo Distribution
to use at their table in the Dealers' Room. Cool!
the Magic Club chicks and that guy in a dress you friggin' furball!
Pay attention more! Anyhow, they got a $50 Syco gift certificate
Here she is!... Miss Anime!
-"Neow. Then another judge gave his award to the Kenshin Fashion Show because.... hell I don't know. He just did.
-"Okay, ma'am. Which one was he? We picked everybody you see here up off the streets minutes after it happened. It has to be one of them, ma'am."
-"Oh, I don't know! They all look the same to me. All I can remember is that it was a 'freak'!
-"Yeah, that'll narrow it down."
the final judge (who was also a translator) gave his award to
the Grandis-look-alike chick from Mag Rose. She already
had too many pictures so we didn't take another one-tcha.
"You like me! You really like me!!"
For Best Presentation, the Hame Kame Twins of course^_^ They could easily be on Broadway! Maybe they could team up with that opera singer. And finally, for Best in Show and $200 to go along with their large crystal plaque, the 3 Goddesses! Damn did they deserve it^_- They were cool and I just love their song!"
Neow. I wanted Skuld's mallet bad! It was cool :)
-"Wow! Now that was how you put on a CosPlay! I was totally impressed, and you know that is not an easy thing to have happen. And I think that that Kenshin group got the judges' award for best costumes. After the awards, everybody got back up on stage for a jumbo jumbo picture taking opportunity.
Look at all those posers.
Anyway, after that was all over almost everybody ran back into the hotel, but we stuck around and got to meet some of the players after they were all drained of all addrenaline in their bodies.
First we met some SD Senshi (Kawaii!). Catsy wanted to take them home with us, but she didn't really have any room at her place and my cage is cramped enough as is. Oh well.
"Turn that camera the **** off or I'll beat the living **** outta ya with my megaton hammer! Got it?!?!"
I guess a girl's gotta have her secrets.... Although I wish it weren't about where she got those great boots!
Anyway. After we mingled
for a bit we decided to head back into the hotel and catch the
music videos. As we were walking out the door we noticed that
Murasame was nowhere to be seen. Catsy threw a little hissy fit
about leaving him but I was able drag her fat butt back to the
main video theater for the video contest.
was the greatest video contest I've ever seen! This was glorious-tcha!!!!
There were 24 music videos (8 per category [Comedy, Drama and
Action]) and of them only around 3 didn't float my boat any-tcha.
to say, when it came time for the crowd to vote by applause the
Golden Boy one set to Ace of Base won. Not too shabby.
-"The crowd cheered for all of them, but they cheered for the Evangelion video most^_^ It did rock. After the Drama category came the final set of the night: the Action videos-tcha!"
-"After all the videos had
played they took a short break to rewind all of the tapes so
that they could play the winners again for the crowd to vote
for the Best of Show. Catsy and I took that time to check out
the Midnight Madness playing next door to see what was going
on. It was around 1:40 A.M. The MM theater was showing Cowboy
Be-bop to a crowd of about ten people, which was really bad
'cause this show looked great! I can't wait till it's fansubbed
-"After all the videos were said and done, Oni-chan and I discussed our next phase for Ultimate Anime Enjoyment (UAE): Getting a copy of every ass kicking music video ever made!!!!!!..... But then we came back to reality and realized that that weren't ever gunna happen-tcha. So then we just sat back and watched some Fast Food Freedom Fighters and T3: Jury Duty until we got tired.... Then we crashed. It was 3:00A.M."