Yeah, I know Detour was a while ago. Shut yer face!
First order of business is that ~TheLopsidedGhillie won my kiriban. Negotiations are still being made as to what cosplay will be done.
Detour was such a blast! Those that read my report or were at the con with me know that the two cosplays I was going to debut never made it. What is happening with those will be mentioned further down in the con section. But I have an even clearer idea for my next year's cosplays for the con (4 have been picked, I have room for 1 more, but that last one depends on many variables). I also have panel ideas, but I'm not quite sure if the newer ideas will work out. And I only want to be on 2 panels, maybe 3, depending on the topic. Any more and I will burn out.
On the real life front, I'm sick again T_T I'm pretty sure it's a mix of catching the cold my mom has had this week and the up and down weather (I ALWAYS get sick when the seasons change). At this point, the snow in my neck of the woods is gone. So I've started walking to work as well. I can't wait to have a bike again, it will make thing so much faster, easier and I will lose more weight.
Cosplay progress, I have two pieces left for Ashe, but Leafeon is at a standstill at the moment. I'm hoping to find the things I need to make her earrings when I go out shopping next weekend. Wataru I still need the tie for. I still need my clothing for Austria from ~magpieblack and ~Ookamiyou is halfway done with my wig. I've commissioned ~snowtigra for Crumbelina's hat and I think I am going with ~sylus08 for Leafeon's wig, but I need to hear back from her. I've also added a secret cosplay that I am doing with ~Ookamiyou, but we won't start thinking about when to do them until summer of next year, we both just have too much on our plates before then. So they are, most likely, going to be a Detour 2015 thing, if not for Geek.Kon next year. I'm also thinking of remaking Raimei's jacket (the stripes are wrong), but that's dependent on what's happening this summer and if I can afford it after Geek.Kon and Leafeon expenses. I also got my Aerith cosplay back from Detour Ops, so she'll be brought back into circulation once my hair gets long enough. Now if only I could get my OTHER Aerith cosplay back...
For cons, the end of the year has recently gotten super complicated for me. I can't count how many people are pushing me to go to one con or another. It makes me mad when I explain my reasons for things getting screwy and they still freak out. I love you guys, but damn! It's not the end of the world if I can't see you at a con when I can see out other times during the year.
I'm gonna put it out here now: If I have a chance to see my girlfriend at a con where she isn't going to be busy and we can actually spend time together, I'm going to take it. A lot of you are lucky, having partners that live nearby or even live together. I'm lucky to see her outside of a con! If we only see each other at cons that year, it means we see each other 2 or 3 times. So I would appreciate it if people didn't judge me by my changing plans to spend time with the woman I love. We get enough crap from people, we don't need it to pile up.
That being said, my cons for the latter half of the year have gotten all jumbled and I don't know what's going on anymore. AniMinneapolis, Geek.Kon, Meta Con, NebrasKon and Midwest Fur Fest. Meta became a thing when my girlfriend said she might be going. If I can't afford it (or don't want to shell out money to a money grubbing prick, especially for a con I hated), I will try to poke my nose in for a little bit to say hi to people, then do something with my lady outside of con. The other plus is that Chuck Huber is supposed to be there, but I'm honestly not going because of him (I love the VAs, but I don't follow them). If she goes to Meta, I won't be able to afford AniMinne, because Geek and Meta are back to back weekends. I hope to do the same thing for a room that I did last year at Geek, so that will end up being pretty costly. MFF I hope I can make, but there's a chance I won't find a ride, on top of paying for it because it's an expensive con. If I don't find a ride but have the money, I may opt for NebrasKon. Sad thing is, I can really only pick 2 of these 5 cons due to funding and the holidays.
AniMinne has only one cosplay so far, Sango. Elena, Raimei, Ashe and fem!England are all up in the air and depend on being finished, groups and convenience. I only intend to do one cosplay a day. Geek, again, only has one, Leafeon. Raimei, Wataru, Kevin and Leon are my other options, but they are all things I can do with my girlfriend, so the choice is up to her. I plan to only pick 3 more, one for each day, with a cosplay to wear before the ball. If I have empty space because our couples cosplays don't come through, Ashe will get tossed in the mix. Meta is a chance to wear the cosplays we don't get to at Geek. Outside of that, I can't remember who all I have on my list that I might bring. I think I threw Austria up there...and Sango too, if AniMinne fails and my InuYasha group goes to Meta. NebrasKon is a mixed bag of cosplay, since I'm on my own, but I don't remember anything I posted on my FaceBook about that con. And, finally, MFF might cause me to bring out Kumajiro again (fuck, I wish I had an actual fursuit for him), which I would shell out money for a wig. I'd also consider bringing Natsuo. Outside cosplay, I might do the tiger outfit again if I feel up to it. I want to do my black cat though, since I didn't get to last year...only problem is all the makeup...I'd even need it on my legs T_T
And finally, the art section! I've hit another slump since I'm sick. I had motivation to write last week, but I was working on Detour stuff, so I didn't have the time. ~MelodiousIXNocturne and I have hit some technical difficulties with our RPs, so Holding Out For a Hero and A Rock and a Hard Place will be on hiatus. I will try to continue working on Love Will Never Die and My Heart Has a Light in the meantime. But, in my haze, I was able to crank out a Ben 10 sketch. They are chibies and look like crap right now, but I plan to clean them up a bit and color them before posting. I kinda drew it for my girlfriend, but it was meant to be shared with everyone XD I also have a finished Hetalia piece that I just haven't gotten around to posting yet. I've also got concept art for Matthew, Lilia and Misty from Love Will Never Die finished, while Arthur and a character that will show up later are sketched, but not inked and colored. I'll get to Arthur when I feel like it, the other character will sit until he shows up in the story. I need to draw up Saalim at some point too, before I deal with Arthur. Other than that, I still have an unfinished Star Ocean sketch sitting in my book as well. I feel bad that I haven't finished him, but I think I need to redraw him, because I only had a little half inch sprite to use as a reference XP
Welp, my eyes are crossing due to sleepiness, so KB out!
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