Nikki, link me your tumblr or something. I need your art like AN needs to not be located on a fucking highway.
A list of the players at this con:
- McKenzie/Kaia (This is your one shout-out. Enjoy it.)
- Some guy who said he remembered me from last year but whom I had no recollection of at all so I had to be like “Yeah dude I have no fucking idea who you are” because honesty is the best policy and I’m nothing if not the best.
This may or may not be the last time you see these names, because the most important part of this story is Dark_Sage.
4:00 Canada time. My body was certainly ready.
5:00 Nanana marathon, because it’s an anime con and there’s nothing better to do on Thursdays.
8:00 Met up with Aieon, Daniel, denpa, and rarely_upset at some shitty hotel restaurant because I ran out of Nanana to watch.
Aieon quickly left and the others ordered some pizza burgers that looked to be made of red oatmeal. I went with a $7 whiskey sour, and Daniel grabbed two beers, which came up to $13 each.
Jesus Christ, Canada. With prices like those, how do you expect anyone to get drunk enough to think getting drunk is a good idea? Get some civilization in your pricing schemes, please.
9:00 Went to denpa’s hotel room to watch Wolf Children.
Basic plot is a girl falls in love with a guy because he’s dark and moody, but then it turns out he’s a wolf in disguise! Holy wow! So anyway, she takes the knot and they have kids.
The wolfdad dies because he jumps off a bridge, then the wolfgirl falls in love with a human boy and the wolfboy becomes a perma-wolf because he hates humans and loves nature.
Honestly, I don’t see how anyone could legitimately enjoy a film as shallow and dull as this furfag bullshit ended up being.
After the movie ended, we were about to make a blanket fort, grab some lotion, and turn Bible Black on, but Fyurie told denpa he had to sub Isshukan Friends for Kaylith instead.
Figuring that was the end of Thursday night’s fun, we packed it in and headed to bed.
10:00 Woke up and went on IRC, because fuck showering at cons.
Dark_Sage: Gonna hit up Harvey’s around 10:30 then double back to get a review in before heading off to the press place to get my badge
Dark_Sage: Also looking at myself in the mirror. Holy fuck am I sexy
TheThing|con: It seems someone has my badge
TheThing|con: dunno where he is
Dark_Sage: It can’t be helped
TheThing|con: You know dark sage
TheThing|con: since you have to eat
TheThing|con: and I have to eat
TheThing|con: we could go eat together
TheThing|con: and it would simply be two people who happen to eat together at the same place
And so, plans were made.
How do you fuck up a hamburger so badly, Canada?
While suffering through the “food” at this shitty restaurant, we made a bet as to which show would be the most overcosplayed at the con: Kill la Kill or Attack on Titan. TheThing picked Attack on Titan, because he assumed Canada would be extremely behind the times. Taking the position that the Canadians weren’t entirely a lost cause, I placed my bet on the newer series: Kill la Kill.
11:30 Since the con proper didn’t start till 5, TheThing and I headed back to my room, whereupon he got ahold of my phone and played some Love Live while I wrote up the Eveyuu NGNL review.
5:00 “Oh fuck, the con’s starting, let’s go”
TheThing and I ran over to Aieon’s room to grab his pass. There, we met Joji, who decided to follow us… until he realized we were going to some gay panel.
Come on, man. It’s 2014, nothing wrong with a little guy-on-guy action.
5:15 Slash Fiction
We didn’t know what exactly we were in for, but we knew it was gonna be gay as shit. And also, it turns out, boring.
Halfway through, Jenny and Nikki rolled in, so we spent about 20 minutes deciding what panel to go to next, while only half-listening to what was going on at this one.
And because we were vocalizing our decisions (how else were we supposed to communicate?), we ended up getting yelled at by some old lady for being too loud. Sorry obaa-san, I thought we were in Canada, not fucking North Korea.
TheThing left right before we got here, which was a damn good decision; whoever designed the fucking layout here needs to be slapped and/or rape-murdered.
There were huge swaths of empty space that gave way to the most tightly packed pathways anyone could come up with. Signs weren’t present, and the event placement was ridiculous.
After an hour of that shit, we managed to escape… just in time for the skits to start.
7:00 Went to the skits contest and skipped past people who had been waiting in line for several hours cuz :media badge:. Don’t worry, AN staff, we did great justice to the press pass by recording the skits on a cell phone.
More on the Youtubs channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/darksagerklol/videos
(If you listen to the commentary, that’s pretty much how the entirety of the con went with Jenny and Nikki. Good times.)
9:00 Ask an LGBTQ Titan (18+)
Thought we’d hit up this panel for some quality Shingeki lulz, but it turns out that Jenny and Nikki are in like middle school or something, so that wasn’t really gonna work out.
Since they had to be out of the con by 10:00, I walked them back to their bus stop (I treat my fangirls right), then caught up with TheThing as he was leaving the International Plaza.
As soon as we hit the stop, TheThing and I about-faced and headed back to the Sheraton for drunken shenanigans.
10:00 Drunken Shenanigans
- I (practically) pocky kissed denpa.
- We ate $50 worth of some really stupid -and awful- Japanese food.
- Ruwinda was a fucking dumb ass and tried to cook ramen in the goddamn hotel ice box. Didn’t know whether to hate the guy for being such a fuckwit or love him for being so committed to the party. …Guess we’ll go with both.
Whatever else happened, I’ve already forgot. But it was a party in my room and the liquor was flowing, so I think you can guess some of the events that transpired.
Eventually, we decided to head back to the con.
12:15 Kyoukai no Kanata Panel
As we walked in, Curser gave us the universal “a fate worse than death awaits you here” signal, so we nope’d the fuck out of there.
With nothing else to do, we went to…
12:25 The Outdoor Rave
Which was awful. So we went to…
12:30 The Indoor Rave
Which didn’t exist, despite Ruwinda’s very vocal statements to the contrary. So we went to…
12:40 Late-Night Karaoke
She was the only girl to sing over a period of 30 minutes. By the time the second douchebro got to the mic for another awful a capella rendition of a terrible song, we had sobered up enough to make the wise decision to turn in for the night and hope for a better tomorrow. And what a tomorrow it was.