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Drawbacks and Parades, oh my. [Aug. 3rd, 2008|12:41 am]
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So.. Stone Free was damaged during shipping. BUT, I'm a pro at backup plans. So we're playing up Stone Free's string abilities.

The parade was yesterday. My dress and wig got SO MUCH DAMAGE from all the people bombarding us. Also couldn't wear most of the costume due to the heat. Anna was kind enough to get me an ice pack to keep me from basically dying out there. I can't even begin to describe how fucking hot it was.. IT WAS NASTY.

Imagine Otakon and its heat + humidity. Now.. multiply that by about 100. Plus the dress was heavy. Needless to say, shit was not in our favor. I feel even worse for Korea in their D. Gray Man costumes.. poor guys. Oh well, its a good thing parade-chan is not FABULOUS-CHAN (which btw, we are putting on now.. 4 hours early.)

Our nails.. are covered in sparkles and rhinestones. How gay and fabulous can we get? If we could only roll around in glitter and sparkles, we could.
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Onigiri and Milk Tea for breakfast. [Aug. 2nd, 2008|10:38 am]
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I... love this country.

So I guess an update? We met the rest of the teams and everyone has been great so far. In fact, last night Rens, Anna and I went eating (holy crap, I ate shrimp brains) with the Osaka team. They are so VISUAL KEI, in fact they are in a band. Fabo.

So we went to Karaoke, belted out some Queen and the likes. Drank. More singing. Etc.

We got assigned our numbers. We are...I think either 8 or 9. So being that we are on the B team, we had to go to Centrair Airport and put on a little show for the crowd. We bonded with the Chinses team, where they told us that in China they compete in teams of like... 40! They all work very hard and do their best and the Chibese team was chosen out of like..800 people. CRAZY! They are also models (we totally called it) and SUPERNERDY! So cute *3*. Italy has GORGEOUS Trinity Blood costumes, which was a relief cause we were scared that this will be the only year ever that no one did TB. Germany cosplayed as Chobits, Singapore did Gundam Seed Destiny and Brazil did Street Fighters and Saint Seiya (raburabu).

Then after all was said and done, we went to rehersal. Holy.. fuck balls. HOT AND HUMID NAGOYA IS HOT.. AND VERY FUCKING HUMID. Poor Renee with her fabulous pants, dying. We had a great rehersal, we are probably the only FABULOUS team with our shiny ass pants.

Okay I ought to go back to the hotel and practice some more. See you all!

EDIT!

Also.. somehow we got stuck in a hotel that only has 2 irons for the entire place..

I can see this ending in bloodshed. We are ready to throw down for an iron.
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(no subject) [Aug. 1st, 2008|11:48 am]
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I kind of want to make another post todaym because I:m typing on a japanese keyboard and it:s the most impossible thing ever. I have yet to find the apostrophe button. also, what i type will randomly turn into japanese every once in a while.

yesterday we explored nagoya. we found a buddist temple just in time for their morning service and they invited us to watch. it was so beautiful, and they were so warm. i teared up a little, no joke.
uuuung, japan is so great. although there are no trash cans anywhere, i dont know how anyone throws anything away.

and vending machines are god. and there are Seven Elevens here and starbucks and every time i see one,well, reallyjust the starbucks, i want to throw a rock through the window. apparently they]re all over europe too.
go home starbucks :\
のw具rぢgふぃrd具oh shit japanese いどえs um ybye
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(no subject) [Jul. 31st, 2008|04:30 am]
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umister
THIS ALL CAPSLOCK UPDATE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY RENEE.

I JUST WATCHED EPISODE 41 OF SHUGO CHARA AS IT AIRED ON TV AND I MIGHT EXPLODE BECAUSE I AM THE BIGGEST NERD EVER BECAUSE I'M IN JAPAN, AND I'M WATCHING ANIME.

OH FFFFFFFUCK SHUGO CHARA IS SO GOOD AND IINCHOU IS SO HOT UNG BUT IKUTO IS MAI HUSBANDO AND CHARA TRANSFORMATIONS EVERYWHERE.


FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK I'M A NERD. JAPAN IS AWESOME.
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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2008|07:48 pm]
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[Current Mood |amusedamused]

So we had the pleasure of having a press conference with the Vice Foreign Minister (Fukudaijin in Japanese) and Natsuki Kato-san, a Japanese idol.. who WAS SO FREAKING CUTE GODDAMN I WANT HER TO BE MY SISTER.

Look! Pictures!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080730/ennew_afp/entertainmentjapancultureanimationoffbeat_080730160606



derp.

Today we practice on stage, and then BOOZE AND KARAOKE!!!

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MARLON BURANDO~~~ [Jul. 29th, 2008|09:28 am]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]

Okay.. long day.. was EXTREMELY LONG.

We had TV Aichi hang out with us today as we went to Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Asakusa...and it was fucking CRAZY.

We first made our way to Harajuku and to put it plainly.. its fabulous. Stores all over the place. We also got gifts! Renee got this awesome EGA/Classic Lolita outfit and I got this Punkish style with some kickass Doc Martens, totally boss since none of the button up shirts fit me. Damn these tits! I also got one of the greatest crepes with strawberries EVAR! Glorious indeed!

We went to Shibuya where Renee proceeded to geek out over the 109 and other crap that she's seen in TWEWY. We were there for a total of 2.5 second before we headed over to Asakusa. Traditional wasn't even the word for it, more like WTFAMIINTHEEDOPERIOD?? NANI DESU KA???

We prayed to the temple gods and got fortunes.. which was funny cause Renee and I got the same fortune, wtf.. that never happens. We got red bean buns, oocha and then we ate at the tiniest restaurant everrrr for soba and udon. Again..delicious! OH, so I had to take a raging piss so I asked for the toileto and was confronted with some crazy ass hole on the floor.

And I managed not to miss, A+ and a Gold STAR for Soni! I got to check that off my list of things to do.

Anyways, we headed over to Shinjuku where the other teams are staying (Brazil and France). It was gonna be our hotel also, but we had the one we're staying for an extra day and couldn't cancel, baww. But not too much baww cause our hotel is nice anyways!

So We met France and Brazil and they were nice. You know.. even though we had a language barrier (most with Brazil.. I had to somehow managed to translate despite my extreme lack of knowledge in Portuguese). We did come across some interesting information which we weren't made aware of. Apparently, Gabriel, the male team member of Brazil made a Goku costume from DBZ and was not allowed to bring it because DBZ's company said to TV Aichi "Yo, brosephs, none of that noise on TV!" So... that was that. Duly noted.

But yea, everyone was exhausted, I'm exhausted and I'm about to go to sleep cause tomorrow we get into our MKR costumes, meeting the Vice Foreign Minister.. in costumes (facepalm.jpg) and then traveling to Nagoya tomorrow night via shinkansen (bullet train...whattt) where we'll proceed to meet the other teams.

I'm much too tired to upload videos or pictures plus we haven't done the converting cause its not my computer I'm on so I'm not going to download anything, baww. I'm keep record of everything.
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An update of sorts, mostly for the fams, but you too! [Jul. 28th, 2008|08:26 pm]
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[Current Mood |determined]

So no videos yet until I can figure out how to convert .mpgs to something that iMovie will read. Lamesauce.

Regardless.. we went to Akiba yesterday and just about had the worst amount of GEEKING OUT! Renee bought some badass Bucciarati figurine, I got some Gurren SMUT and Yoko's character book and a Yoko mug and some gashapon crap of Lagann and Yoko cellphone cleaner. I was thisclose to buying the Rovoltech GL but opted against it since I don't have *that* much money to spend even though it was only like.. 20 bucks.

I also trying out catching UFOs, namely this Chopper one to bring back for my friend Nick, but I learned that I suck at it. Lots of western folks were around Akiba..lots.

ALSO! We checked out some cosplay stores, holy shit they have resin gems for sale. Rens and I facepalmed several times and costumes range from 100-400 bucks generally, and they are all really nice quality. If I had money, I would've bought myself a school uniform or some crap.

AND! ANDDDD WE ATE SOME JAPANESE FUCKING STEAK THAT COST WAYYYYYYYYY TOO MUCH MONEY BUT WAS HOLYSHIT THE BEST STEAK WE EVER ATE...EVERRRR.
So here's an image dump.

IMAGES, MAY BE LARGE?Collapse )

Today we are going to Harajuku, Shibuya, Asakusa and to infinity..


... AND BEYOND!
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JAPAN! [Jul. 27th, 2008|07:08 pm]
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[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Dudes, I know we totally landed in Tokyo.. but somehow.. ALL OF IT LOOKS LIKE DISNEY!

Our hotel is so freaking boss, we just back from eating breakfast cause the sun rises at 4:30 AM. Its like.. 8 AM now? Lol my sleep schedule is normal, wtf.

Okay what else. WE'RE GOING TO NERDCENTRAL Akihabara today to look at animu crap and then we're going to the ABSOLUT ICE BAR.

We've gotten foodstuff already.. giant motherfuckin' sushi rolls (they were...HUGE, no joke.) and I got takoyaki at the airport.. which was.. OMNOMNOM.

So, one thing that I know I'm going to have trouble here is the language. I forgot my phrasebook at home, so I'm kinda hoping people know some sort of broken English so I can get by. I've been doing okay with my nani desu ka? and dozo and domo and all this other random crap Japanese I've picked up from anime (derp, weeaboo). I asked the hotel lady that was at breakfast what something was and it went like this:

Me: *points to bowl with stuff* Nani desu ka?
Lady: WORDSWORDSWORDSWORDSGOHANWORDSWORDSWORDS
ME: OH! RICE!
Lady: Hai!
Me: OMNOMNOM.

Its so surreal to be here though. I want my damn women's panties from vending machines.

I need to pick up a card reader for my camera, so expect videos some point tonight (my time). So exciting...

Renee is really excited to be here, she keeps reminding me every 2 minutes that we're in Japan.
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2008|10:52 pm]
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umister
Don't worry, you'll soon be rid of me and my continuous posts.

theannadoom got the admin of http://www.freshverse.com/tv.php to stream the WCS championships live! That's right ladies and gentlemen - if you so choose, you can find out the outcome same time as us, all for the low low price of waking up at 6AM Central Pacific time, 7AM Eastern time) Sunday, August third.

Edit: Dia and I are the best Umi cosplayers ever
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Oh surprise, Sonnya and I are doing the school uniforms because 1)I'm a loser and packed badonkadonk-Umi improperly and the resin got all over everything and I'm too lazy to clean it 2) those stupid costumes take up entire bags by themselves and weigh a billion pounds.
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2008|06:21 pm]
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umister
I know we already posted our farewell entries in our respective journals, so feel free to call us liars and ignite our respective pants, but two more interviews have been posted!

The second half of our aintitcool interview is up: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37632#interview

And here's a hilarious interview done by the guys at hikanninja.com: http://hikanninja.com/single.php?pst=78


We're going to try to do video updates while we're there - or maybe you'll be able to catch the terrorized japanese tv reports of Gaijin-Godzilla attacking Nagoya. Here's hoping!
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