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Animethon, Day Two

Now, that's how I expected this to go. :)

Got to the con around 8:30 this morning. There were a lot more people there already than I expected, probably trying to get good seats for the 9 am shows. I can into my old acquaintance Robert from CS (yes, this Robert from CS) - but CS no longer, having dropped out. I'm surprised, honestly - I expected John to, but Robert always seemed so competent and prepared all the time, like a slightly saner version of andur. It makes me feel a bit better, I think, about finally failing out. That program's wrecked better men than me, it seems. He was, alas, the only person I ran into today who knew me at all. This isn't always a bad thing, as being recognised or singled out everywhere can get old really fast - it's just currently a bad thing because I'm feeling especially ethereal of late. But I digress.

I saw all the shows I had planned to, and pretty much liked them all. Bleach, of course, I've already discussed yesterday, with the only addition today being the fact that I could actually see the subtitles. :). I'm told Trigun gets more serious later in the series, and I look forward to it, for all that I was laughing enthusiastically at Vash's antics during the first four episodes, I was still confused by the (partial) disconnect between reputation and reality - confused and intrigued. I'm glad to know it actually gets explored. Cowboy Bebop was definitely entertaining too, and I can certainly see the similarities between it and Samurai Champloo (done by the same director). It seems so far to have less of an overarching plot than Champloo does, something which I can live with because the episodes are so entertaining. I kept getting the Firefly vibe off the show, which I suppose is far from a surprise. The squeals of the junior-high-aged fangirls sitting behind me during the dog-filled second episode amused me greatly.

Between shows, I mostly drifted. Ate pizza, watched the flood of lavishly costumed fans go by - I could have written Procession just as easily today as I could on that day at school. I wished I'd had batteries for my camera so I would have brought it, but c'est la vie. I dropped in on the video gaming room and got my ass kicked at Soul Calibur 3. Chatted with a few people who I'll likely never see again. The usual deal. I had a good enough time, and definitely a tiring time, from which I'm glad to be home. I think the part I'm happiest about is the 20% off coupon I got for Warp 1 as a function of attending - if I actually do get the job I'm interviewing for on Tuesday, I expect to make good use of it. :) (Granted, it could be argued that a 20% off coupon would only reduce Warp's infamous prices from "insane" to "slightly inflated", but...whatever.)

Sitting outside waiting for my ride home, I made the acquaintance of a seemingly rather bold pigeon, who had no problem approaching...well, not close enough for me to touch, but close enough for me to reach with my walking stick if I'd been that silly. I idly wondered if, if I sat still enough, it would think me a statue and perch on my head. Probably not. But it would have been funny, and even touching. I don't mind close encounters with nature - in fact, I revel in them. When they're not with flies and mosquitoes. Those just make me genocidal.

-D.

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doctorcomputer
Jul. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Glad you had fun. :) Hopefully I'll have my act together better next year - I've fallen off the Anime horse as of late and wouldn't mind seeing some new shows.
andur
Jul. 11th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Saner version of me?¿? That's simply inconceivable!

Robert dropping out is certainly a shocker. He only had like a term left (I think), but then again, John dropped out with only a term left (well, technically I think he got kicked out for missing the 366 and 411 finals...). Strange that he's never mentioned this to me, talk to him reasonably often on msn. Then again, I imagine he's joined the company that he did his IIP term at full time, or something like that.

As a side note, I got a little congratulatory card from the CS department on graduating with what looks to be Schauffer's actual signature on it and not some stamped signature.
paleshadow
Jul. 11th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
I'm surprised too, honestly. Surprised enough that I'm wondering if I didn't just misinterpret him or something, since I didn't ask him straight out "Did you drop out like John did?". He says he's working for the Town of Edson as some sort of sewer/water technician, though, so I don't imagine that had anything to do with his IIP.

Could you pass me his MSN? I forgot to ask him about it on the weekend. I promise I won't spam him. You probably do enough of that. :D

As an aside, I'm _not_ surprised about John. He always seemed...well, too much like me, in terms of effort put out, but without the ability to side-jump to another discipline like I did.

Congrats on your pretty card. How's your job search going anyway?

-D.
andur
Jul. 11th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
You must've misinterpreted him or something like that. I seriously doubt that he'd drop out, but, stranger things have been known to happen. I'll pass you his msn next time I see you there, I don't like posting email addresses out in the public for obvious reasons.

And yeah, I was totally not surprised at all about John dropping out. He talked of doing it ever since about 2nd year or so. Haven't seen or talked to him for a long time, he seems to have stopped using his msn account, or switched over to a new one without telling me.

And just when have I ever spammed you?¿?

See my LJ post about the job search, its not going so well atm.
skybaby19
Jul. 12th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Are you going to this Fragapalooza thing?
paleshadow
Jul. 12th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
Probably not, as that would necessitate having a computer that could be easily moved. Maybe next year.

What about you?

-D.
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