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05 July 2012 @ 12:57 pm
Some Random observations about Anime Expo  
Still working on next main AX post, got distracted by 4th of July stuff that i should also post about. (Gah! Need more time for stuff and things! I wish i could write at a decent speed!)

So in the meantime, here are some general observations that don't really fit into a specific day's recap.

There was a lot of My Little Pony stuff, shocking absolutely no one who's been paying any attention to current geek culture.

There were a lot of people with blue-grey skin and rainbow orange horns, not sure what they were from.

There was a fair amount of Adventure Time stuff.

There were both cosplayers and a panel for Homestuck, some webcomic i've never heard of before.

There was someone wandering around with a sign saying "X Games ruined Anime Expo" or something like that. Uh, WTH? We were in completely different "buildings" with no simple connection between the two. The only impact i saw was having to make a slight or moderate detour (depending on which way you went) to get to either the restaurants or hotels to the north, and we were short one outdoor patio. We had to do the main events in Hall G instead of in the Nokia theatre, but honestly that wasn't a huge loss. Honestly I was fine with the non-stadium seating in exchange for not having to deal with the metal detectors. So what's the problem dude? Did some X Game attendees sneak into AX and kill your family or something?
 
 
 
受け継がれる意志doctorskuld on July 5th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
There were a lot of people with blue-grey skin and rainbow orange horns, not sure what they were from.

Sounds like Homestuck.
Madman Across the Water: Mugglemadmanatw on July 6th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
must...resist... "Let me tell you about Homestuck"ing... :)

it's one of the only fandoms where I've given up and just conceded that I'm part of the fandom.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 6th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Huh, weird, i read a little bit of MS Paint Adventures back in the day. I didn't know it had changed its name though.

Also a little weird that the only group of cosplayers i ran into who actually identified themselves as Homestuck cosplayers in my hearing didn't actually include any of the grey skinned rainbow orange horned demon things.
受け継がれる意志doctorskuld on July 6th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Homestuck is just a part of MS Paint Adventures. It hasn't changed its name, but it has become the biggest MS Paint Adventures narrative. The thing is GIGANTIC and huge and actually, if you listen to my girlfriend and just about everybody I know who's read it, one of the most epic things ever.

There are a shit ton of characters, some whom are trolls, which are the characters with the grey skin and the orange horns.
Madman Across the Water: Mugglemadmanatw on July 6th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
MS Paint Adventures is the site, the stories there are Jailbreak, Bard Quest, Problem Sleuth, and now Homestuck. It is, in fact, fooking epic, but for most people the first two acts are a bit of a slog because they're still more in the Problem Sleuth style. There are currently about 34 characters I could easily name that are "main" enough for people to cosplay them (one of which I might be working on a costume for for Convolution), and only 14 of those would have the candy corn horns. :)

Donaithnen, you're is enough of the correct target audience that I would without hesitation suggest that you try reading Problem Sleuth and then Homestuck... if you have a lot of spare time. :)
Kirinkirinn on July 6th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
I remember reading the site back when it was in what I think were the early days of Problem Sleuth. It was interesting, but didn't grab me enough to keep me checking regularly. At this point Homestuck is in the category of "Welp, enough people with similar tastes like it that there's a good chance I'd find it interesting, but good god the backlog is too huuuuuuuge." (Hanging out there right next to One Piece [waves at doctorskuld].)