23 August 2005

I know, I know

I gotta post a major update to the photo.bin. I can hear the villagers outside the gate lighting their torches. I promise I'll get to it this week.

So yeah, Otakon was fun, but it touched on something deeper for me than just anime and video games. It afforded me perspective.

I'm going to be 29 next year and I don't know if I have it in me to do it again. I don't want to be the 35 year-old man-boy with a gut and a bald spot still showing up to pre-register wearing an Otogi Zoshi t-shirt.

This doesn't mean I'm going to stop watching anime or playing video games, I enjoy those things. It's just, maybe I should enjoy those things in the comfort of my home, or at a friend's home. I don't think I need a convention to make me feel like I'm really part of something. This isn't the kind of place that gives your life purpose.

I'll probably go next year but maybe just for one day. To hit the dealer room and hang out with my friends. It just seems like 3 days is overkill. After a while it just becomes like everything else. Routine.

Don't read this the wrong way. I had fun. Friday was a blast but I just couldn't shake the feeling that there was something intrinsically unheathy about the whole thing.

Anyways, here are some of the highlights, not in any particular order:


  • Our new friend from Tokyo, Kouto.
  • "I LOVE YOUR MULLET!"
  • The floor headband.
  • "You boys got that MAN-JAH I been hearin' bout?"
  • Super.
  • Monkey.
  • Ball.
  • OtaJon dry-humping Jengo's leg.
  • Being unable to read the subtitles.
  • But still being able to follow along.
  • "... stuPID biTCH!"
  • OTABURGER!
  • Throwing up the horns in every picture.
  • Why our anime is teh sux0rz. News at 11:00.
  • A kid spending his entire life savings on Katamari Damacy.
  • Being really, really, really, annoying.
  • Finding out a stranger's secret hobby over a beer.
  • The Mr. T flyer I got.
  • The look on Kevin's face after Tentacle Hentai.
  • "_____want some Miwk?"
  • Snake-Eyes is fucking METAL!
  • Jon buying everything from Japan that's under 5 bucks.
  • "I'MMMMM COMMMMMMMMING!!!"
  • Ctrl-Alt-Del signing posters with his sunglasses on.
  • Ctrl-Alt-Del thinking he's hot shit.
  • Buying some good anime.
  • Laughing so hard it gives you a headache.


That's pretty much the recap.

See you next time space cowboy.



5 comments:

LBseahag said...

Great blog.
Stay young at heart, kid.

Piece out.

Kevin K said...

Amen.

I'm still shuddering from the Tenticle Sex.

Jon said...

Wait, what *was* his secret hobby? Man, I can't believe you remember that conversation and I don't.

"_____ thirsty!!"

Paul said...

no, no... not that conversation, the one we had at the Thirsty Dog, and how I'll never be able to play RE4 again with virgin eyes.

Jon said...

Oooooh yeah! Right.

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