So, somehow or another I managed to compile this report of Anime Expo 2015. I honestly wish it'd had been nothing but fun fun fun, and that I could relegate to you the awsomeness that I was part of, but I can't really do that this time around. That being said, there WAS fun, and it was damn good fun. Still, there was some shit that went down behind the scenes of this one, and if you want to know, click on that link up there to check it out. As for me, I still need to get those torrents up. Enjoy!
I've procrastinated long enough on this one. At great personal expense in the lack of sleep department, I have finally completed one of my longest reports, the one for Anime Expo 2014. In it I talk about the convention, its main events, and its triumphs and tragedies. I share news, photo, and video all done with my own personal brand of Gonzo Journalism which is not for the faint of heart, but is at least truthful...from my own perspective anyway. But why waste time? Why not head over there now and take a look? I'm sure you can find some useful tidbits in there and perhaps a bit of entertainment...or so I hope. Enjoy!
So after a few centuries of procrastination, I've finally wrangled out of Doug the Con Survival Guide he's been promising me. As an extra added bonus he included within its pages the Con on a Budget article he'd been thinking of writing as well.
Experience pro or newly thinking about hitting a convention, there's a lot of good advice in this article based on several years of experience going to these things. Give it a go; it may just save your life...or at the very least your convention experience.
So, I got to thinking (something I should avoid), and realized I'd not done an article in awhile. So I figured, why not talk about some epic rage quits? Seems like a good time for that when it seems like something that will be gripping our world soon enough. With that in mind, I picked my top three: Ranma 1/2, Lim Dall-young, and School Rumble. What do you all think? Got any that impressed themselves on you? Read on, and see what got me.
I knew this day was coming, but I figured I'd have more time to be honest.
You've all may or may not have been aware of the current Youtube crackdown as reported by Kotaku here.
Cosplay =/= Consent Screwiness, Or How I Quit Being Afraid And Learned To Love the Attendee FeaturedWritten by David Nolen
And for our first bit of drama silliness, we have my take on a movement that is ripe for so much crap that we could open up a soil building plant and get rich off the proceeds. That being this cosplay =/= consent movement and everything that's coming with it. I honestly don't have very much good to say about it, but the reasons you'll see when you check out my thoughts on it.
Due to the nature of this particular article, I must again point out, this is my point of view, and honestly on a subject I would have preferred to keep to myself. The site itself, other contributors and/or managers, are not responsible for what I have written; it's all on me. So why not get up there and check out what all the hubbub is about? It may be coming to screw up your favorite convention sooner than you think.
Well, I guess I can't really say we're back in black, since we've traded up for basic white. However, I can say, finally, welcome the fuck back. We're running on Joomla 2.5, with a template hacked together by yours truly, based upon the design of my partner in crime, the Platinum Dragon. After that nasty little hack attack that put us down, we've managed to pretty much restore everything, though a lot of links and such are still not working. This will be a work in progress, and should even itself out as time goes on. The site itself has a spiffy new bootstrapped menu system up top for your navigation needs, and should be responsive enough to actually look decent on a mobile device.
On the subject of the Dragon, he's done worn out. So, as he wanders off into semi retirement...err...his century long sleep, that leaves most of what passes for day to day ops with me now. I've noticed that I keep loosing webmasters. First Navaash, then Rurouni, and now Platinum Dragon. It's a pity you Autobots die so easily or I might...err...wait, wrong show. Ah well, maybe after a long vacation I can convince him to come back and work some more, but at least I can take a bit of the burden of running this show off him, I hope.
So, now that we're back, I suppose it's back to work. Expect some new content shortly.
To one and all, welcome!
First up, as we all know there's been a massive earthquake and tsunami, not the blue haired adorable kind, over in Japan. If you wish to donate to the Red Cross fund, please click here.
Having sat and stewed upon this for the greater portion of my life, I pretty certain I can finally get this out in the way I want. This is about the Death of Optimus Prime and what it truly meant to me, and perhaps what it can mean to you too rather than the Kenny-esque way in which he dies and is brought back now adays.
So I invite you all to take a walk with me down this road through the past, and maybe we can all learn something from it finally after so long.