How much do I love that this actually happened:
Master Van: "HAREM SHOT!"
Asch, Luke, Sync: *INSTANTLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY COMPLY*
In which the Rokujinshou are Van's private harem.
Or public harem, as the case may be.
luke goes :))))
I really love it when Luke goes :)))))) when everyone else's expression is just the opposite ♥
THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SPECIAL ♥
short event report
All in all, I HAD GREAT FUN. I'd heard news that an important government figure was coming, but I'd put them down to rumor. It turns out the rumor was entirely true: our MM was there, and his entourage swept past me as we were returning from a rehydration session. Hence the security gauntlet: X-ray machines and policemen everywhere, which, while inconvenient, actually made me :D because I was, "HEEEEY, COOL, SECURITY!!!" ♥ And also because I had no weapons that would set off the alarms. I hear that the Naruto group's weapons were confiscated at the security checks at one instance.
Event-wise: the event wasn't just cosplay: cosplay was one of the many events lined up on the bill. I didn't see most of them, but there was samba dancing by professionals, a performance by the adorable Montessori preschool kids, and several other dance performances. My brother told me that this was meant to be the SHOW THE CREATIVE SIDE OF THIS COUNTRY event. As the event was held in a public shopping centre, the audience were 80% (for the lack of a better word) ordinary people, which (to me) injected a healthy dose of normalcy. Not as many cosplayers as you will see next weekend, and those that were there tended to get a little lost in the hordes of gawkers and passerbys. Still! There was a huuuge Organization XIII team, a Naruto team, an Abyss team: I don't remember much else, apologies. There were Tsubasa and .hack and Sakura Taisen cosplayers (won the pairs competiton).
Still, as mentioned, there were several cross-players: there were guys dressed up as characters from Suzumiya Haruhi, and after one kind of broke my brain after I noticed that one, he was crossplaying, two, he was wearing a very short skirt, I stopped looking too hard.
There were lots of booths, too: not the anime/manga/game-themed booths that we will be having next week, but more prosaic ones: I think there were drinks companies, movie memorabilia booths - only zipped past them in true SYNC THE TEMPEST ON HIS WAY IN A HURRY style, but there was POPCORN and there was COTTON CANDY, which made me very very happy, so what I did when I first came through the X-ray machines was head STRAIGHT FOR THE COTTON CANDY. I discovered that cotton candy and black gloves DO NOT MIX, and I was very very HAPPY to run into risax
: I only wish I had been able to spend more time with all of you! Niisan and Kaasan cheerfully LAUGHED AT ME when I was accosted by photographers while still eating my cotton candy (HEY I LOVE MY COTTON CANDY OKAY), but I love them and therefore they can do no wrong. ♥ (Also, they keep me normal - well, as normal as I can be.) I know the thought of Sync cheerfully eating cotton candy is OOC to the max, but SORRY GUYS, you had a very OOC Sync to begin with, anyway, because I couldn't stop smiling. ♥ See, that's why Sync wears the mask: underneath it he is unnervingly GENKI and it is his SECRET WEAPON. List of Event Posts/Photographs SG Cafe Cosfest Day 1
: good general image posts are here
Side non-event link: FUNNY cosplay photos
: very cute Organization XIII member, crack!Abyss shots sarahcoldheart
: really cool Star Wars stormtroopers + Vader shot!
asch being very cute.
Asch - DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S LOOKIN':
D8 FOR THE CAMERA BEING VERY STUBBORN, but Asch TOTALLY grooved to the music here.
It would have been priceless had it been captured.
AS IT WAS IT SHALL BE A VERY HAPPY MEMORY.
Asch playing with someone else's weapons. I THINK it was the Organization's, as they were in the vinicity, but I cannot be sure.
HERE THERE BE CRACK
In which Van takes Luke to a supermarket, Asch promotes Coca Cola (oh c'mon, his clothes are perfect for it):
The Rokujinshou visit a Supermarket. CRACK ENSUES.
Luke is very, very :D about getting Alone Time with Sensei.
Asch and Dist inspect the vegetables and pronounce them fit for Oracle Knight consumption!
DRINK MILK, KIDS. It'll help you CREATE A NEW WORLD ORDER.
Also, Asch's costume would be perfect for a Coca-Cola spokesman. :D FLY THE COLOURS, and all that. ;)
The Rokujinshou and Doughnuts
A good Commandant keeps his troops well-fed. ♥ Van brought us doughnuts! ♥ Which tasted very good: probably all the more so because they came from you. ♥
Luke says DOUGHNUTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU!
Van remains unconvinced.
But then Luke wins them over:
MAYBE there's something in this doughnut thing, after all.
Asch made us onigiri! ♥ ♥ ♥ And our Asch is, according to canon, a pretty good cook! ♥ Who makes heart-shaped riceballs! ♥
I'd never had riceballs with pork floss before, and I loved the ones with bonito flakes, sesame seeds and nori flakes! ♥
But maybe food always tastes better when it's made with love. ♥
Being MASTER Badtouch entitles you to a very, very willing harem.
To Sensei, WITH LOVE:
Check out the original versions of these photographs have very interesting signs on the cloth.
LUKE LOVES HIS SENSEI.
Asch and Van share a moment:
Pls note Luke's expression on the EXTREME right ♥___♥
XDXDXD I have no idea what the both of you were doing, but it made for a great photograph.
It looks so very "Sensei, I know I was wrong. Please punish me."
It Ain't Easy Being Green:
You get accosted by people who want to play N'Sync's BYE BYE BYE video out with your outfit,
TIE YOU UP TO OTHER CHARACTERS (I am not joking, the girls in the photograph behind me up there tied me up to dorkodile AGAINST OUR WILLS)
and become victims of crossover photoshoots:
BATTLE OF THE FANDOMS IS GO:
SYNC VS SYAORAN
In honour of 7/7/07 being Earth Day, everyone in this photograph will wear Green.
but at least Sync will always have Sensei ♥
Photograph the Protagonist!
Luke's trademark sword-behind-the-shoulders pose!
AND EVERYONE ELSE
organization XIII. better known as orgy 13.
ALSO, the VERY Modern Montessori Preschool. HELLO ORGANIZATION. ;)
Want to go to school with the KHII characters? COME TO MONTESSORI:
To be fair, it wasn't their idea: they were ushered into the photograph by the photographers, who must have thought Organization XIII + adorable preschool kids made a great photograph.
IT KINDA DOES but not in the sense they intended, I think. >D
Fascinatingly enough, this photograph was Picture 707 on my drive. ;)
Would've been perfect to get an Endrance and Haseo, but this Haseo and Kite were pretty darn good!
Photograph by our Dist. ;)
Kids from the Modern Montessori Playschool. They danced to the Pussycat Dolls' Sway, the sweet little things, and being so young, several of them were not quite there, and one of them was sulking. But they were all very very cute.
Their presence also led to this unintentionally hilarious photograph with the Organization XIII team here.
OMG THIS WAS LOVE. ♥ Front of his shirt said "RANDOM PASSERBY: NO I AM NOT COSPLAYING."
(who has very nice photographs here
!), it was so much fun seeing you today! *griiin* I think you made all of us very, very happy. I do not think we could have found a nicer or more enthusiastic fellow Abyss fan to share our love for the game with! ♥
I belatedly realise I do not have a photograph with you! omg true story #2 aefallen
: *see each other!* nemesis
: Abyss Cosplayer! aefallen
: SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABYSS TOO! ♥ ♥ ♥ !!! Do you have a Livejournal? *_____* nemesis
: I'll write it down! *does so on my mobile!* aefallen
: OH MY GOD IT'S YOU?! ♥ ♥ ♥ *HUGS!!!*
We were already LJ friends. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
a lot of asch and luke. A LOT.
ohmygod I think I stalked my own team
Luke says HEY MR GRUMPY PANTS:
I'VE GOT A WAY TO MAKE YOU SMILE:
Asch says WHATEVER YOU'RE TRYING, IT ISN'T WORKING, DETERIORATING REPLICA:
Aw, come on, Asch! Don't knock it til you've tried it!
[I don't know, guys, this might be my favourite picture, it makes me all warm and happy inside]
Asch: You looking at my replica? MY REPLICA. MINE.
Luke: :D See, I told you it'd work! ♥
GIMME SOME ACTION: