... *DIES OF EXHAUSTION*
It's way too hot right now. ^_^;; But oh well.
Okay. Went to Anime North with Mom! X3
We stayed at Dad and Lois' place both nights we were down there, so we didn't have to pay for a hotel. :P lol. It was nice... we got to play with the dogs a bunch, and see their bobblehead doggy. He's a couple of months old, but he was sick when he was first born (all the rest of his littermates died), and it stunted his growth a bit, so he's teeny... except for his head. ^_^;; His head is growing faster than the rest of his body, so he's like a little bobblehead. It's cute and kind of rediculous at the same time. ^^;
It was fun, even though it was so hot. ^^ One of the booths was handing out plastic fans as a promotion, so Mom and I each grabbed one to help keep a bit cooler. I think everyone had one. It was SUCH a good promo idea...
Uhm... we spent a lot of time in the Dealer's Room. Ahaha... and we wandered through Artist Alley, and watched Cosplay Chess, which was awesome. ^^ We went to a couple of seminars, and poked our heads into this wrestling thing they had going this year, but we didn't stay there for long.
There were SO MANY good costumes. A lot of Eds, which doesn't surprise me. And a lot of Advent Children
costumes, which also doesn't surprise me. ^^ There was one Al, and some guys dressed as a gameboy and a nintendo, which was amusing...
Yeah, and I spent like, TONS of money.
(Also not a surprise, given my lack of restraint.)
Not all of it was at the convention, though-- Mom and I went to the World's Biggest Bookstore after AN today, and I bought a lot of books, too. BUAHAHA. I would love
to set cat_mcdougall
loose in there! ^__^
At the convention itself, though, I got a couple of keychains (one FMA Ed one, and one AC Kadaj one), and a set of black leather gauntlet/wristband/bracelets that I thought were really neat. (Mom got a bigger set for my brother for his birthday in the fall, too.) I also got a necklace for cassandracsenta
because I saw it and immediately thought of her. =3 I got some peach-strawberry pocky (for myself), and some green tea pocky to send to etcetera_cat
. And a button with Yuki from Furuba on it. And I have two fans, from that one booth...
And I got a ton of mange GNs, of course:
--Lament of the Lamb
by Tomoe Kei, volumes #3/#4
by Takaya Natsuki, volume #13
by Kasunoki Kei/Ohashi Kaoru, volume #3
by Murakami Maki, volumes #4/#5
by CLAMP, volumes #8/#9
There were two things I saw there that I really
wanted and didn't get, though; one was a Kumagoro plush, and one was a plush of the dog alien from Alien 3.
X3 Isn't that just WRONG, somewhow?? lol.
Then today at the bookstore, I got six books, too:
by Dean Koontz
by Gayle Greeno (book 1 of "The Ghatti's Tale")
--A Brief History of The Druids
by Peter Berresford Ellis
--A Brief History of Infinity
by Brian Clegg
--Alchemy and Mysticism: The Hermetic Cabinet
by Alexander Roob
And I got a book on monsters and aliens from Star Wars
for Dad, assuming he doesn't already have it...
Also, Mom got me a FREAKING HUGE book on ancient civilizations, which goes in the set with my mythology one. There's one other on ancient history, too, that I want if I can ever find it... >^-^;; I have nowhere to put them, though...
I got some souvenirs to send out in the next P.O.S. boxes that I put together, too...
I think that's it for stuff I bought. |_|;; Mom got some buttons for herself, and those gauntlet things for Trunks, and a little mini-poster for him, too... and at the bookstore she got a LoTR puzzle book for C.A. just for the heck of it. She had a lot more fun than I thought she would. ^^
And... yeah. Now I have some photos. None of them are from AN, but I took some photos at the kennel; some are of dogs, and some are of Dad's "room" in the loft of the barn, where about 50% of his Star Wars
collection is housed. Note the about 50%
part. ^_^;( Holy crap, that's a lot of freaking Star Wars stuff! )
Scary, isn't it? O_o; lol.( And a few doggy pictures... )
Oh, and before we left, I also borrowed a whole bag of movies from Dad! I always borrow tons of movies from him:
--Night of the Demon
--Mimic 3: The Sentinel
--The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
--Walking With Monsters: Life Before The Dinosaurs
He also gave me 9 old black and white monster movies in a box set that he got me, and a Gamera
movie that I had him pick up a while back. X3 OMGB-GRADEMOVIEMARATHONANYONE??
Anyway. That's about it. Except to say that my kitties missed me terribly, and Loki hasn't left me alone since I got home... until about five minutes ago when he got tired and went to take a nap. :)