Kicked off with me going to change and finding Byakuran and Shouichi in the toilet.
So, being the mature, dignified adult that I am, I went ///////////////////////////// - and ran away immediately.
... it was all QUITE INNOCENT, really, and SO SUE ME it was only because I am always pathologically nervous about dressing up, and for some bizarre reason this is only magnified when I am around people I don't know. (... or think I don't know, as later events would prove)
I waited outside for a suitable period of time and went back in, only to find them still there. So I ran even further and hid on the second level until they left and the coast was clear. Then I raced into the washroom and INTIATED TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE, and then -
Shouichi walked in.
... God I sound like I'm writing bad fanfiction. I WISH I WAS MAKING THIS UP.
UNFORTUNATELY I AM NOT.
If I could have crawled down the sink right then, I would have happily done it. As it was, I stood there quite frozen, which was only exacerbated by the fact that Shouichi took one look at me and identified me instantly.
Shouichi was very nice, though, and told me that there were two sets of Byakuran and Shouichis there today, although I clearly worked myself into such a state that Shouichi had to ask me, "Why are you laughing every time you see me?" - to which I apologised and, IT WAS NERVES, I TELL YOU.
Later I ran into the other Byakuran and Shouichi and realised that they were dodgerscrubs and natsu_yuki. HI. ♥ IT WAS FUN MEETING THE BOTH OF YOU! We kept. getting. interrupted.by. photographers, but this was clearly because the both of them were very awesome and needed to be completely paparazzi'd.
.... WHY ARE ALL THE SHOUICHIS, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, SO CUTE.
I surfaced and met sarahcoldheart and amarukei, who told me that I'd missed out on a Reborn karaoke event featuring Sakura Addiction, which had Hibari and Mukuro fighting over Tsuna while Reborn rained confetti on them. Hibari, apparently, was also in possession of pineapples.
... Rojak members, does your cover artist have a website? Because I want to visit it.
(hope you don't mind me uploading the doujin cover to my LJ gallery: didn't want to exhaust your bandwidth: YOU CAN TOTALLY USE MINE IF YOU WANT)
The official site has a lovely wallpaper of the image, too!
ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL. ♥ Grab a copy at Cosfest tomorrow, if you're so minded: if you need directions, it'll be at table 22: call me if you need help! ;)
Also managed to grab a copy of snowyuzuki's beautiful FF7 doujinshi. ♥ A+ ALL THE WAY, and I'll be looking out for her later works!
I think the Most Wrong Dialogue of the Day goes to me and mangy_mongrel.
This, before you get any Wrong Ideas, was a commentary on props, okay.
mangy_mongrel: How long have you been sucking that thing?
Me: .... D< SINCE I CAME.
It was just this, okay? And the only two flavours I like are cherry and cola.
IF IT EVER GETS INTO MY HEAD TO DO THIS AGAIN (SOMEBODY PLEASE HIT ME OVER THE HEAD BEFORE I DO, OKAY) - I WILL BRING A TOOTHBRUSH, because to do this properly involves a HIGH RISK OF CAVITIES.
Shouichi united me with the rest of the Reborn group (Hibari's favourite pairing, it turns out, is Hibari/Tsuna/Mukuro, to which I said, "THAT EXPLAINS WHAT WENT ON ONSTAGE").
There was a Tsuna.
Who looked at me and said, ":D MY PAIRING!"
Me: "ME TOO!"
IT MAKES ME GO ALL KINDS OF D: THAT SOME OF MY FAVOURITE MOMENTS CANNOT BE TRANSCRIBED ON TO PAPER BUT IT WAS. FUN.
NO I HAVE TO SAY THIS ONE: Hibari asking, "WHERE HAVE I PUT MY NAPPOS."
Then I ran off with mangy_mongrel to McCafe, where we sat with atorii + 59 + 27 + friend and had ice chocolate and stared at Reborn doujin. 59 is a GOKUTSUNA FAN LIKE ME EXCEPT EVEN MORE EXTREME SO THIS WAS 2X FUN.
HI TO EVERYONE I MET TODAY: (OH, YESTERDAY): greatcucurbita, snowykiss (thank you for the wig omg! ♥), hackney_ed, miharukuroda, ariesdraco, atorii, kreznick, dodgerscrubs, natsu_yuki, sarahcoldheart, amarukei, mangy_mongrel (there are more I think but names elude me now omg) AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO DOESN'T HAVE LJ. *grin*
Conversations with the Sibling on Cosfest
Sibling: "What are you going as?"
Me: "An AIR-CON REPAIRMAN."
(when discussing appropriate guns)
Sibling: "A MECHANIC DOESN'T NEED A GUN!"
Me: "THIS ONE DOES!"
And when this brother first set eyes on me in full costume (at the end of the day), he yelled, "YOU LOOK MORE LIKE A BOY THAN A GIRL", and then, because he was Not Quite Done Yet, yelled, "Look at you! Blond! And sitting there in your jumpsuit like the first word out of your mouth was 'TRUCK'!"
This will be the lamest thing you hear all year, probably, but d'you know when I knew that jumpsuit was perfect? When I found out that the only size they had that would fit me was Size 38.
THEN I WENT and had dinner with the family (which was extremely GOOD) and then went to meet lacewood, risax and cynic_in_charge to watch Wanted. IT IS. A BLOW-YOU-AWAY awesome movie that will have you ROLLING IN THE AISLES because dear GOD it breaks all the laws of physics, logic, and YOUR BRAIN. lacewood says it is like Dragon Tiger Gate for the Western world and Eve agrees, but of COURSE Eve would agree, for they are Borg.
Then we went for karaoke and IT WAS HILARIOUSLY FUN (except I AM SURE EVERYONE WOULD DISAGREE because they were not able to force me to sing for as long as they would have liked (because I had to go), but NEXT TIME, FOR SURE. ♥