ready for Otakon /jp/?
be sure to bring all your fumos for the fumo photoshoots
I just left the convention at 11:50. The Otakon website is down, so they can't the pre-reg data. They were giving out line skipping passes to everyone still in the building.
Also, everyone using a wifi device was messing up their connection to the site.
that's what you get for going to baltimore for a shitty convention
what say you stay on the jay with us dude?
I used to live in the Baltimore area. I never went because Baltimore is skeevy as fuck and you will seriously be robbed at gunpoint there for no reason.
Also, cons are for normies.having said that, otakon has pretty good panels. I think Aya Hirano was there last year, or maybe two years ago.
Cons are about panels, industry guests, and general fan culture. Too bad most cons are severely lacking in all departments and are becoming increasingly dominated by marketing and hype-building. Still, it's always nice to get an autograph from someone you really admire.
But western "fan culture." Couldn't even type that shit with a straight face.
Found cool guy and talked! See you later today
I think the Ran on the right is a good cosplay!
You're just mad at African American Patchy.
If I was your mom I would be slapping the FUCK out of you right now, anon!
did his mom bought him the bag of 2hu-furbies
I don't think any of them put any time into their costumes..
is the mouse mentally disabled?
oh my, these cosplay americans on these fotos are all cringeworthy as hell, i wouldn't even want to waste my camera memory and time for that
I believe you shouldn't underestimate Aikido. Now I know you may be thinking, "Why take a weakling martial art like Aikido seriously when I am learning Kendo?" I can see why you would think that, how can a peaceful martial arts like Aikido beat a powerful one like Kendo?
Well, I have a story to share with you.
Years ago, I was a Kendoka, I thought I was the toughest kid in high school, I would pick fights, and kick ass. I was full of hate, until I picked a fight with the wrong dude. He was a Japanese exchange student, I still remember his name, Noboru Takeda.
I picked on him because of his hilarious and thick Japanese accent. I told him I was going to beat him so hard, he would go back to China(Yeah, I was a little racist prick.), he never said anything back, made me wanted to kick his ass even harder.
Well, here comes the fight. I threw men and do strikes, he dodged them like I was a mere white belt. I was tiring out and he knew, I saw the smirk on his face that made me raged hard. I put all my strength in one amazing tsuki, and he grabbed past it to my wrist and threw me over. My back smacked on the hard cement ground, and I was knocked out for who knows how long.
When I woke up I was in the school infirmary, I asked the nurse who brought me here, and you guessed it, Noboru Takeda. The next day, he wasn't at school, he was back in Japan, and I never got to thank him, for saving my life and showing me the light. I soon learned that he was an Aikidoka and have been practicing Aikido ever since to show my thanks to him.
If men are going to be cosplayimg as a Touhou they should at least try to alter the costume so it's like, a male version or at least something else that flatters their body.
Cosplayers that don't at least try the latter makes me want to scream.
Do you think I could make a fumo?
I don't know much about sewing, but I would like to learn.
I have defeated countless opponents using Aikido, and they always ask me, Why are you so strong?
I answer, I'm not strong, you are.
Aikido uses the strength of the attacker back at them but 10 times stronger(estimate). Using Aikido and I can probably kill a charging Rhino using it's force right back at it, of course, I'm not going to try it, way to dangerous for any sane person.
I recommend practicing Aikido for every /jp/edo, as you are all physically weak, and Aikido is specialized for the weak to defend against the strong.
A 50 year old man with cerebral palsy doing Aikido, very touching.
>so they can actualy portray there characters properly?
That's literally impossible.
The most beautiful girl in the world could wear cosplay and it would still look like dogshit.
3D is PD
Aikido does not deflect attacks.
It reverses them, and furthermore: Add more force.
A reversed 9mm bullet is more like a fucking cannonball made of burning suns of rage. It could easily tear through a tank.
That is the power of Aikido.
Aikido master here.
Yeah, it would. Let me tell you are story.
Last week I went clubbing alone, I'm a tall lanky guy, 6'2, 125lb. So here I am, grinding on this chick when this bulky black guy comes over and pushes me away from her. He probably thought I would leave and let him take her, wrong. I gently tapped his shoulder and told him to take his leave or he would feel the consequences. Of course, he told me fuck off, but I didn't.
I guess I irritated him enough and he tried to swing at me, I wasn't scared, my years of Aikido training was more than enough for this buffoon. I simply grabbed his hand and reversed the force back at him. He punched himself out.
The rest of the night there was a 4m radius of emptiness around me. No one fucks with Aikido.
Men think it's XDDDD so funny to dress up as female characters
If I cared about cosplay (I really really don't) I would be upset with how common it is for people to shit all over the "hobby"
It would be XDDDD so funny if it was rare and only a few people did it, not when they all do it.
I don't care for it to much either I just hate seeing characters ruined like that and I hate looking for a certain character in google image search only to find some fat mole.
Its lunch, I went to my favourite sandwich shop, got a delicious veal sandwich and was on my way back home. There was this thuggish "Nigga" style black dude, he was behind me, I stopped, because he was walking quite fast, and I didn't want to be in his way.
He comes up to me, and asked, “Do you have any money?”, I knew where he was going with this, so I said, “Yeah, but you’re not getting any of it.”, and I walked away. I suppose it’s in his blood, he was going to punch the back of my head but I quickly grabbed and threw him over my shoulder, he fell down and became unconscious. I checked if he had any drugs/money, found cocaine in his jacket and called the cops.
I guess it wasn’t really a fight since it lasted less than 10 seconds, it really shows how effective Aikido is in real life situations.
It feels good to help the police catch drug dealers/druggies.
I like perler but I want to expand and try something new.
Talk to her before and after each class. If she's just sitting in a chair, or standing somewhere, go up to her and talk about something interesting. But make sure she isn't already talking to someone else.
Ask her for her email address or her IM. Do this at least the fifth time you see her if you talk to her a lot, and if she asks why, you don't have to tell her it's because you like her, just turn it around and ask why not.
Don't make fun of her if she does sloppy push-ups, or a bad counter. You can do it once in a while, but not every time you go. Try not to be too patronizing, but it could give you the opportunity to show off and help her with her technique. However some girls might take offense to any form of criticism so be careful.
While sparring her, if you get to do so, don't go too hard on her, but don't go so easy that it's obvious. Remember, she IS learning the same techniques as you, and may well feel you are insulting her abilities by going easy on her.
Compliment her on her Aikido skills after class. Girls love it when they get compliments. If she's more advanced than you, ask her to help you with a technique. It'll give you the opportunity to talk to her while flattering her skill.
Saying Good bye. When you're leaving, or when she's leaving (which ever is first), say good bye to her. The best way to say it is see you later, so the girl knows that you actually want to see her later.
Make sure you don't have anything stuck in your teeth when you talk to her.
If there are any awkward silences in your conversations, quickly say something funny or interesting.
If you're talking to her, stare into her eyes and don't look around in different places in the room. It'll annoy her.
Check if your dojo has any rules about dating someone from the class. Some have rules like this to prevent both sexual harassment and interpersonal drama from cropping up in class.
I always wanted to start making them just because people will pay absurd amounts for them. I never bothered, though. It's too easy and there's probably too much competition at this point.
I have given a few away as gifts but I refuse to charge people for them as it is not my art, I am just replicating them. Its really easy to do for the most part, Ironing them can be an bit of an art form but you get used to it. They just take a long time to complete, for me at least.
I'm not concerned with that. I don't really care about the things, I could just use it as an income supplement. The real concern is the number of people who make the damn things. Maybe I should experiment with it a little though. It's about the only kind of business that a NEET like myself is capable of.
You might want to just sort those by color. It really might make things easier in the long run.
Cat, kotatsu, and perler, quite relaxing.
I have most of them sorted, bought in sorted packages, I just have mixed containers for oddball colors/colors I don't have. It would be a good hobby for a NEET, I am away all the time for work and made most of them two years ago when I was laid off for two months. I booked this week off for vacation, I hope to find some time to make a few more before I leave again next week.
Japanese Martial Arts, is really an art isn't it?
Lets check out Aikido for moment. A style that doesn't even use any strikes to beat down your opponent, sound pretty cool right?
Here is a video of Aikido practitioners demonstrating various moves:
Note how graceful they are, it's like you are watching them dance and not fighting at all, a beautiful dance I might add.
What do you think? About Aikido and Japanese Martial Arts in general.
My Aikido dojo is across from a Karate dojo. We usually get alot of rude remarks from them, such as Aikido being for weaklings.
Well, one of them challenged me, he was a white male in his 20's. I accepted of course, I never back down from a challenge.
He had really good form, but his Karate was no match for my Aikido. He delivered a great kick but it was nothing for me, I easily grabbed it and threw him down with a flip. This went on for about 10 minutes until he got too tired.
He got frustrated and left, he was about to cross the street but I stopped him from getting hit by a speeding cyclist. He didn't say thanks but it still felt good to save someone.
Too much F/SN, too little of everything else type-moon ever made. That Caster was pretty good though.
I saw that caster with Irisviel. The mask looked really good. I think I saw them in different outfits (Tomoko and Yu)the day after but didn't recognize her. Maybe it was just people with similar faces.
Yeah I think it overlapped with the Tohou shoot for me. Now I'm trying to get over the post con slump and do constructive things again.
Does anyone have some more shots from Type Moon or was basically caster the only shining star? I saw a really big and tall Gilgamesh with huge armor when I was walking around too, didn't take a picture.
There were some good Sabers and Gilgameshes
Majority of them are not but there are some who are actually physically like the character.
That girl was pretty loud and annoying. She tried getting into every picture and right up front.
Got this for 15 canadian bucks from etsy, inclusive shipping. A site to check regulary.
Is that the chunli from awa crunchyroll stream?
Nigga Kancolle is made FOR secondaries. It's hardly even a game--a slice of fan culture indulgence without any of the tedious media engagement. I'm sure there are WWII buffs that might be crazy into it, but you don't see those cosplaying Shimakaze.
This one? I had assume she was one of the ones in the photoshoot but on second glance she's got a longer wig.
I wish I had seen some Ryuujou but I guess the shoes would really be hell wouldn't they?
>not wanting free money
tfw no-face is the only cosplay I could do without being unmercifully shamed.
Just think, as anime fans get older, the volume of No-Faces will increase. One day it will look like Saudi Arabia instead.
Or you could cosplay older characters, just like pic related.
Older characters are still in incredibly good shape (for the most part) and aren't of a demographic that are. . .well. . .seriously underrepresented in the gaming and anime industry.
Just think, I wanted to cosplay LuLu 15 years ago. Sigh.
>underrepresented in the gaming and anime industry
It's one of the reason why I'm getting tired of anime and manga.
There are more older video game characters, but the vast majority of them are male. I can imagine how hard it must be for a woman to find something to cosplay.
It brings me the way back to No-Face.
The industry seems to forget that some of us remember when Pong came out and played the hell out of it. We bought and played damned near every console out there from that point on.
We aren't living at home anymore.
Never mind the sex aspect. It's unthinkable to have a serious female gamer. What's serious? Is it in terms of hours, or money or love of the game?
I guess I'm still getting over being turned down by Bethesda's focus group because I'm over 35.
Good Auron by the way. I think I saw an Auron this year but he went by too fast. A few Yunas, an African-American Yuna, and a pretty heavy Yuna.
I also think I saw a Dr. Forrester too with a battered Tom Servo. That could have been wishful seeing.
Howl has a bunch of old ladies you can cosplay from.
If anything, Bethesda's games are still great for escapism. Skyrim may be a mediocre RPG with shitty fedex quests, it's still very immersive with a couple mods.
It's the only game that keep me interested these days, everything else bores the hell out of me.
Umineko has a lot of great mature ladies, I never saw a cosplay of any of the aunts now that I think about it.
Also Touhou (Kanako, Mamizou, Seiga, Yuyuko, Eirin...). You would be very popular with all the /jp/sies looking for a 2hu mom to cuddle.
There's a few but the characters aren't popular enough for the attention whore cosplayers.
Drop dead easy.
That's pretty nice, except for the eyes.
I wanna lick her belly button piercing.
the kancolle fandom deserves this
Yeah, the Ran on the right looks fine too.
Not sure if it's a girl though.
I like the Ran she is next to better.
Sadly I will never convince a girl to dress up as a Touhou, my sister would look realy cool as Reimu but that would bring upa number of issues.
>That is what I mean, people should not be aloud to unless they can do it well.
and you shouldn't be allowed to post on this website if you don't put in some effort in your typing, you gigantic faggot
Hey I like that stuff too
but do you realize it takes zero effort at all? You literally import an image in your favourite photo editor, turn it 16-colour, downscale it to the number of pieces you'd like, and you put down the pieces on the board, iron it, and done
takes like 15 minute max, and you can get your supplies at every toy store
There was a very, very good Utsuho at that shoot. You just can't see her in that shot because it was an earlier one and she was still getting her equipment and props together (her wings were huge and require two people to help put them on her back).
Aw, then forget what I said, I love to see Utsuhos at cons. I'm going as Utsuho myself at a small local con, though I won't have any wings (but I will have cape, cannon and cement foot)
That's some huge ass wings. I wanna caress them!
>(S)he spends all that effort on those wings but cant be arsed to get a decent wig. A mask to cover that ugly mug might help too.
hey hey now, that's not very nice. The wig looks fine, but throughout the day a wig gets a bit messy, that's all. If you've ever worn a long-hair wig, you'll recognize this
why not dude, I take this little shit on trips all the time, you can too!
>Just don't put it in checked luggage on an international layover (or ever)
Any reason why? Do they cut it open on suspicion of drug trafficking or something? Or just your own embarrassment?
It's just felt. The quality varies but I don't know if you can tell just by looking at it.
The other Suika's hair is literally made of yarn anyway (not that there's anything wrong with that.)
You love it because of its rarity? So if N million of them were made, you wouldn't care about it being lost/stolen at all?
Just lock it in a safe deposit box. Many people are like you, have things they like but will never enjoy because they're afraid of it being lost/stolen/chipped/broken/otherwise not the same. Sorry, kid, but with each moment that passes it all changes, and one day it--and you--will be dust.
Lighten up and enjoy life outside of the bubble.
When you have something you love, you want to take care of it.
Checked luggage is what goes into the airplane cargo and if you get bumped there's an off-chance that said luggage will be lost forever. Not something to keep touhous in. Only good for travel clothes and stuff security won't allow. Also it was a jab at that anon.
Cirno arrived today, beat up the frog and conquered some ice.
I talked to some touhou cosplayers at the con and they said something like "Are you in the western touhou fans skype group?" Is anyone here part of that? How do I find it?
The cosplayer was pretty damn cute, it was my last ditch effort, oh well.
I think it might have been US in general
>You love it because of its rarity? So if N million of them were made, you wouldn't care about it being lost/stolen at all?
No, what the fuck? I never said that. I care for my Utsuho plushie a lot, and I especially don't want it getting lost or stolen, because I cannot replace her. Of course there'll be a day someone throws it away, and it's forever destroyed, because its value is only determined by what idiots like you and me are willing to spend on it. but until that day comes I don't want to lose it.
Your reasoning is very destructive. Are you depressed? It sure sounds like you're depressed, when you say that no matter what you do in life it'll all end the same way. So your last statement should be directed towards you, not towards me. Lighten up, enjoy and cherish the stuff that you have, and worry not what will become of you and your stuff when you're gone!