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Haven’t posted lately since the past two weeks have been kind of crazy.

First, Anime Boston happened. Almost got on the wrong bus going there since my brother insisted on taking Bolt rather than the Chinatown bus which we usually do for Boston. We had tickets for 11AM and got there with less than 10 minutes to spare since we were stuck in midtown traffic; not wanting to miss the bus, we ran over and put the luggage on but it turns out it was the bus to Philly and the Boston bus hadn’t even arrived yet! So, we got the luggage off and then our bus finally showed up at 11 and started 10 minutes late.

I had fun at the con though. Actually made it to a couple of panels this time and was in cosplay chess as Ryuuren. The chess theme was Magic vs. Science so I was on the magic side although I doubt many knew why considering Ryuuren’s powers are only hinted at in the anime and the big revelation doesn’t come until the light novels that go beyond the anime. ^_^; In one of the later novels, Ryuuren shows up to open a magic passage and it’s revealed that he’s the host of the Blue Immortal, who can control all aspects of time and see the present and future in dreams. He offers another character a wish, saying there must be something he would like to do over, suggesting he could change the past but the other character declines. Of course, I had terrible flute music as my attack since the con’s theme was music. XD But I ended up being the first one off the board this year so I didn’t actually get to capture anyone. I haven’t had time to watch it yet but the whole chess match is up on YouTube; I’m introduced around 21:45 and get killed off around 29:00.



Didn’t do any photoshoots (unless a couple of trips to the photo suite count) so no photo post for AB. I’ve only put up one pic of the new Ryuuren costume on ACP so far since I improved on the hair a lot after AB and want to wait for newer photos.

Got home from Boston, unpacked, and then packed this different set of costumes for Costume Con the next weekend:

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In the few days that I was home, I also made a new pair of pants for the second Ryuuren costume so more of the design on the boots would show. (They were supposed to be shorter than the pants with the first costume but I didn’t have time to make new ones before Boston.) And I figured out how to better do the hair for that costume so the bangs are no longer so flat and the high ponytail doesn’t slip behind my head. Didn’t have time to add the rest of the red cords that hang from the sash though; I might just redo the whole sash and put a heavy interfacing inside so it can better support the weight.

Costume Con was fun. Caught up with some friends I hadn’t seen in ages, went to a whole bunch of panels, saw some awesome costumes, and took lots of pics. Even found some Monkey Island and Saiunkoku fans to chat with! :-D Don’t really have any pics of myself from the con but don’t really care since I mostly wore old costumes. It had been so long since I’d worn my formal Terra (last time was Anime North 2007), I couldn’t even remember for sure which side the scarves were supposed to tie on! ^_^;;

Saiunkoku pictures with the cherry blossoms finally happened and I’ve spent the last few days catching up on things although I’m still behind on online stuff. Went shopping Friday and got chocolate for my mother for Mother’s Day. And I just bought fabric and beads for a new costume which will hopefully be done for AnimeNext. ^_^;

Date: 2011-05-09 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seoinage.livejournal.com
So glad that you guys didn't end up on the wrong bus! That would have definitely put a huge damper right from the beginning. Sounds like you had a great time at both cons - the photo shoots turned out great!

But OH!!! OMG! About the Ryuuren spoiler!! I didn't KNOW because I never read the light novels, but when I was re-watching Season 1 again I was going to use the plot device of him being one of the sage hosts!!! @_@ Remember the scene when Ryuuren, Shuurei, and Eigetsu are "ghost hunting" and the ghost of Sa Enjun show up? That's when I thought - Ah-ha!! This is it! And then there was the meeting between Ryuuren and Ryuuki right after that totally clinched it. Epiphany moment! Not sure why it didn't click for me when I first watched it, but so glad it did now! So...I'm totally going to use this for the fic especially since it's actually canon and not just my weird imagining! :D

Date: 2011-05-10 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthethread.livejournal.com
Yes, that would have been a very bad mistake! The cons were fun and my little collage is actually pictures from various past cons and photoshoots; I started trying to post one with the costumes I plan to wear before each con but ended up not getting to it before Costume Con. ^_^;

Yep, I remember that scene. It does seem to hint a bit that Ryuuren isn’t a normal human! For the light novels, I’ve only been able to read what’s been translated by fans like the scene with the spoiler linked above; Charmian translated all of novel 15 and most of 16 and did pretty detailed summaries and snippets from some of the earlier books so her blog is great for novel info. (I’ve heard the novels have also been published in Chinese but all I can do with Chinese is speak a bit of Cantonese badly. >_>;)

Date: 2011-05-09 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] appaku.livejournal.com
I didn't watch all of it, but the Cosplay Chess match looks like it was a lot of fun! I love that not only do the costumes look good but that they're all in character, too.

Date: 2011-05-10 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthethread.livejournal.com
Cosplay chess is usually a lot of silly fun and it's one of my favorite events at Anime Boston! :-D

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