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Pledge allegiance to the struggle
yahoo buys tumblr and we get proper blocking features, lockable posts, a sent folder in messages/fanmail with a better interface, ability to search multiple tags, removal of the post and message limits, proper search engines for likes/archives and removing that bloody "reblog as a link" option.
notscaredjustchanging said: You did an amazing job at Idol! :DDD Selena and I had so much fun performing and it was an honour to get into finals and perform alongside such incredible talent, I wish I could have stayed longer D: See you next year!
Thank you so much! I really hope to make next year bigger and better; this time I have a full 365 days to prepare!
My Otafest report will be short.
It was great! It was eye-opening to be able to see things from the staff point of view. Pin trading was fun, too! A couple of volunteers cornered me at one point to get O-wing pins, which really surprised me because I didn’t think anyone, anyone was willing to give up their volunteer pins.
I chuckled at their “market value”, though - apparently people had decided that volunteer pins were worth two regular pins. And there were faceless, defect pins that were apparently worth a lot, as decided by the collecting public, which is just so hilarious to me. I can’t believe that an economy, almost, had sprung up around the pins so quickly.
For Idol, of course, I’ve posted extensively about that and I don’t feel like rehashing everything again.
I will say, though, that something happened to me between January and Otafest itself (likely regarding staff changes at my job), and I’ve been suddenly liberated of my stage fright. I took the mic during prelims and felt no fear. Which was GREAT because if there was any year to not have stage fright, THIS WAS IT.
I also severely underestimated just how exhausted I would be from this weekend. I didn’t have the luxury of sleeping in at all. ;~; Next year I have to get a room at Hotel Alma; it takes me almost an hour to get to the Uni from my house and OVER an hour to get back because Calgary Transit sucks.
So of course the logical thing to do is sit at the computer until 1:30AM typing up a report HA HA HA ….
Also I got my precious Attack on Titan manga excellennnnttttt
And Hyrule Historia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111
AND KUROZUKA WHICH NO ONE BUT ME HAS HEARD OF
And a crapton of xxxHOLIC because I need to finish collecting that.
EDIT - I said it would be short. I lied.
I’m Matt :3
OH MY GOD I MISSED THE SHANA /AND/ THE FABULOUS YUKIO AND AMAIMON COSPLAYERS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo
More Otafest pictures!
(the very fist picture was taken on Saturday, the rest were taken Sunday)
Ahhhh….the Damn Ramps. Cave Johnson says their too expensive, so they’ve got to go!
I believe that http://preciouskomaeda.tumblr.com/ is…Monobear? but I’m not sure about the others QwQ sorry!
(My sister likes Dangan Ronpa….I haven’t read it yet so I don’t know much of anything)
aHH THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING PHOTOS ;AA; hehe Hinata is ribbonista, Kirigiri is aquapainter, Naegi is estafaniaa, and Junko is tiltedclock! uvu
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So, I’ve heard that a lot of people have had issues with prelim judging and think that they can do a better job. I want to come right out and say that prelim judging was my fault. If you have issues with who made it to finals, that was my fault. It was all my fault.
I am extremely upset that there are apparently a lot of people who had issues with judging and how Idol was run this year, yet did not come up to me to say something. I have to hear all of this through the grapevine. I was not busy in panels Saturday, I actually spent a very long time just wandering around, and nearly an hour in the food court reading manga and another hour by registration reading manga. I was also at the Merch table for a fair amount of time for pin trading.
This is unprofessional and I apologize but, as I said, I am very upset - how the fuck am I supposed to get better at this if no one is willing to come up to me to say something. I spent the whole weekend thinking that hey, even though I’ve made some mistakes, no one’s come up to me to say anything so I must be doing okay. And then I come home to find that yes, people did have issues, but no one could be bothered to say them to my face.
I will say it again: PRELIM JUDGING WAS MY FAULT. THE WAY I STRUCTURED IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY THE SOURCE OF EVERYONE’S CONCERN. I FEEL THAT MY JUDGES DID NOT ONLY THE JOB I NEEDED THEM TO DO, BUT A LOT MORE. PLEASE TALK TO ME IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH JUDGING.
And I will say right now: I stepped up to run this because NO ONE ELSE WOULD. I STEPPED UP AT THE ABSOLUTE LAST MINUTE AND TRIED TO PILE IDOL RESPONSIBILITIES ON ALL OF MY OTHER PLANS BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THIS CONTEST GO. IDOL SUFFERED BECAUSE I WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITH EVERYTHING ELSE I HAD TO DO. IF THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO FEEL I DID A TERRIBLE JOB RUNNING IDOL, I WILL STEP DOWN AND LET ONE OF YOU DO IT.
So, if you want to talk to me about Idol, you can e-mail me at email@example.com