Convention Memes – Volume 2

Even though DragonCon is not specifically an anime convention, anime-related cosplay has a nice-sized presence there. They have pulled in some Funimation folks there as well. But if you’ve ever tried to get a hotel room there…this is how we all feel:

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Now as for my cosplay friends, I think many of them are still flattered when someone stops them for a pic. I also think most them don’t mind being “directed”. That is, they actually prefer when a photographer asks if they pose a particular way. It usually makes them feel a more comfortable, since the photog seems to know what he’s doing. But then you have those photographers that ask for poses that a bit…well, to put it lightly…creepy as fuck.

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Yeah, don’t be that guy photogs.

Sword Art Online Episode 24 Single GIF Summary

Not to get too spoilery, but this was the episode I was waiting for. The entire second half of the series was just leading to the events in #24.

I hear peeps yapping that this show is a shit-tier anime for Naruto fans. Really? Are you that bitter and angry at every new show that gets released? Because Sword Art Online isn’t “OMG BEST SHOW EVAR” but it’s definitely one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve seen this year.

I’m not sure I’ve seen a show so quickly get the “cool to hate things” crowd riled up (at least since K-On!)

Anyway, I personally can’t wait for the next couple of episodes. I do sincerely hope they don’t fuck up the ending, leaving it open or not providing at least semi-full closure.

Guess we’ll see.

Oreki, You’ve Changed…

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Well, I don’t know if I would go so far as to say “lazy”. Maybe “Slightly less annoyed about helping his friends”.

I don’t know if we’ll see a Hyouka 2, but one can only hope. We got a K-On follow-up and movie. Of course we also had Clannad and then the soul-drenching follow-up…

Then again, if Hyouka had an After Story-style sequel, I say hell to the no. Let me just imagine the ending instead.