Hey everyone!!! Sorry this update is so late. Con prepping and busy work schedule has made it hard for me to concentrate on writing up and update.
Real Life: Hours at work are starting to pick up with new clients signing with us and old clients coming back from vacation away from the snow. Means money is a bit more stable, which is good for the near future, with Detour coming up and saving for moving right after that. Looking forward to both.
It's getting so nice outside! Snow is just about gone in my neck of the woods, so I'm trying to work my body up slowly to get back on my bike by walking in slow increments. Hopefully I can find time before next winter for leisurely riding between working my butt off and cons.
We got a new kitty! Our home has felt empty for a long time, so we got a cat for mostly my mom. His name is Milo and he's a 6 month old Tuxedo cat. He's a little terror sometime and farts a lot T_T
Geekdom: Tiger & Bunny feels hardcore with Velocity and I swapping pictures with each other for a solid 2/3 weeks (surprised yet not at the same time). Harvest Moon is up and running again now that I'm able to play one of my older games. So in love with Non Non Biyori too <3 it's like Harvest Moon with the missing lesbian element haha
Cons: Detour is less than two weeks away and I'm finally so excited I could scream, after a stretch of depression and anxiety from both Velocity and I back and forth. We've both been keeping each other up so that we can actually look forward to Detour. Both of us had a short period of not even wanting to go. I've got my cosplay equality panel for Friday night and a photoshoot Friday afternoon. That's pretty much it for stuff I'm running. I'm participating in chess and the swap meet and 100% attending a scant few panels. Otherwise my schedule is pretty open, aside from doing private shoots for/with some people. Also doing cosplay workshop Thursday evening, with my annual pre-con dinner in the nighttime hours. Getting to stay until Monday for the first time, so I get to hang out with some staff buddies, then go out shopping with my ride and her group.
Making plans for Geek, starting with the rooming. Plans will be further discussed at Detour and worked on from there. I'm hoping it all works out so everyone is happy. Really hoping for Daisho too, but we'll have to see about that one. It will just be up to time off at that point, since money won't be an issue after Detour with my plans for saving.
Cosplay: Secrets 1 and 3 are nearing completion and coming to Detour, both being worn on Friday of Detour. Namine and Ukraine are for Saturday, with Ukraine just being something comfortable and casual from my closet. I thought about bringing my flag for her, but I just might not have the space. Secret 4 I'm hoping to still do Sunday, but there's a chance plans will change. Not sure what to wear if I do, hoping for one of the other secret cosplays so I don't have to bring something else. Means less space taking up and I might actually be able to bring my flag.
Plans later this year are Yamato, Makoto, Seishun and a new outfit for Kevin. Kevin has one piece left I need, Seishun needs a wig (and boots but I'll settle for shoes right now) while the rest of him has been commissioned from Raine, Makoto I just need the materials to paint on the crest and style the wig, Yamato is the least complete and might have to be pushed back if I can't find the right pieces. It's similar to Miaka's clothes, so that's why I know it's been hard XP
Poking at cosplay for next year's Detour. With Houndour being the only one set in stone for the competition, other new ones I might shoot for are: Austria, Blake, Cis, fem!England, Haruhi, Miaka, Rao, Ren and Tina (please refer to my cosplay list entry if you want more info). Trying to only do cheap stuff with the impending move so I don't break my bank. In fact, if I can help it, maybe Houndour will be the only new one. I also have to keep an eye on my money because in 2017 I want to have a room party too and I know that will be expensive.
Art: Just about done editing existing chapters of Wishful Thinking. I think I only have one or two left? Finished sketching the cover for Trial & Error, inking that hopefully sometime this week. About a 4th away from finally finishing my year recap for last year. I don't know why it took me so long to get motivated on it. But I plan to have it done before Detour so that I don't have backed up work for that.