(I've probably forgotten somethings here, so you may end up with a seperate post if I need to mention them that much) Something between a short list and a full con report, as my brain refuses to remember things in order. The con had it's high points, and it's low points, and, as the subject line suggests, it's moments that weren't really either but truly memorable ayway. So, here we go...
-Getting to meet everyone in person, both those I knew online and those I didn't ^^
-Finding Leareth rather quickly Friday via my Tatsumi 'I R T3H L33T SHADOWMASTER' sign.
-Getting very nice belated birthday presents from C and Ari - a Japanese wishing pot (that I need to find somewhere for where it won't get smashed accidently ^^;), and hazelnut chocolate things and bling XD
-Winning Best Amateur Costume in the Masquerade *.*
-Getting taught how to dance by Ari
-Being told by someone that she wouldn't want to meet me in a dark alleyway while dressed as Seishirou, which is actually a compliment given the character. Also had various members of staff refer to me as 'him' and 'sir' a few times ^^
-Finding a copy of Subaru's character file for ten dollars in the dealer's room. Score!
-Heather buying lunch for all of us Sunday which was absolutely lovely of her
-Finding a small stuffed koala clipped to my scythe by Leareth after she left (It's name is Vanyel now, a reference maybe all of four people reading this will get ^^)
-Sitting around talking to Viko and Marina and company after con stuff was mostly over.
-Having Viko stay over an extra night, and all of us going swimming in our clothes in the pool and being wacky and perverted (Including loud chanting of 'Orgy! Orgy!' to get Shari to come into the hot tub with us)
-Ending up with more Canadian-money-that-must-not-be-spent, care of Kari - I now have a dime from her, the quarter from Skuld, and the $2 coin (I don't know how you spell the nickname, and will be mocked if I get it wrong, so I'm not going to try) from C.
-Nice weather all weekend.
-Seeing all the awesome costumes, both of my friends and others (photos soon!)
-Having Brooke squee over the shikifuku, and then me squeeing over her pretty pretty artwork while everybody else was getting food
-And because it was the point of the con, it deserves mentioning again - getting to see all of my awesome friends <3 <3 <3 You guys rock, I love you all.
-Having no badge Friday, and getting glared at and told off by con staff for being where I wasn't supposed to be, even though it was incredibly vague what was con space and what wasn't ><
-The massive disorganization that was the cosplay contest. (Spent from nine am to around six pm with that. So _not cool_)
-The Utena group getting shoved with sound and lighting mistakes by the tech crew and not winning anything, even though they should have, IMO
-The awesome FF6 and FMA groups not getting anything either.
-All the tension created by lack of sleep and costume stuff
-Me pissing people off. I'm still very sorry about that. I was a whiney bitch a lot of the weekend, and there's really no excuse for it.
-That fucking woodpecker at seven am outside our window Saturday morning that woke me up. Thank you, you contributed to my massive lack of sleep that weekend ><
-Not getting to spend nearly enough time just hanging out with people, particularly C, Ari, Heather, and Marina and all of her whole group ;_;
-The mass of bees that swarmed our shuttle bus on the way to lunch Sunday. Seriously like something out of a B-grade horror movie. Leareth thought we were making it up when we went back to the hotel
-Right before she left, Leareth more or less grabbing Ari and kissing her full on the lips (I only wish I had the guts to do that...your courage outshines us all ^^)
-Amber and I accidently getting partially flashed by Ari when we were trying to get the make-up off the inner edge of her movie!Akio shirt. Both sort of amusing and o.0 at the same time.
-Arm-wrestling with Muraki - Leareth wanted it for a Yami photo
-Accidently killing not one, but two people on Cartoon Heroes on DDR ^^; Heather couldn't breathe afterwards because of her binding, and Ari realized part way through that she was just too damned tired, and gave up
-Having to basically lead Ari around by her elbows and tell her where everything was while she was doing Nagare, because she couldn't see anything
-Learning that when Canadians say 'iced tea', they apparently just mean the stuff that comes in a can (which you can get here, but is kind of ghetto - like buying powdered juice mix. I do both anyway, though ^^)
-Being creative!ghetto and making ramen by boiling water in the hotel room coffee maker Sunday night
-Leareth's friend Sami as a PWP fic-bunny, with a very tall guy from Naruto
-The Man In Black. I don't care if it's not anime, he rocked. Yay, Princess Bride!
-Watari's cloning experiment gone awry (left to right: Brandi, me, Ash)
-Group!Yami. And part of Leareth's thumb
-Awesomely pretty Belle *.*
-Dunno who she is, but it's pretty
-Nagare and the snake
-Random!Group. Someone basically had all the cosplayers in the area pose for one photo. We're over on the left
-Me looking kind of out of it, and Leareth.
-The giant (and awesome) Utena group
-Setzer, Relm, and esper!Terra from the awesome FF6 group
-The awesome FMA group
-Ruffles XD (Yeah, that's C and Ari. They look totally different ^^)
-Wow, I look vaguely evil for once!
-Mmm, DVD box-art mimicry
-Seishirou is in the uke-position ^^
-Marina, Elisha, and Farha <3
-Mostly for Leareth. Vanyel-koala now lives on the Seishirou Coat
-Seishirou!Brooke. Love her, she's pretty and rocks
(video clip) Farha and the Amazing Dancing Sword. Yeah, my camera does crappy video