BLOODY HELL ALREADY
I'm sitting at my desk being good and working when this giant purring furball appears. I take a slanted glance at my Lickilicki plush, stationed at corner #1 with Mushroom-chan, Berry Ninja, and Pollo Loco, wondering the odds of these warriors KO'ing this creature before SHE KO's my desk. In that cursory glance I realize the outcome of previous battles in the form of fur puffs still clinging to my team's wounds and resign myself to a temporary surrender of my workspace.
Then Mo descends. The first order of business: shut off my monitor and all other sources of distraction. She is a brilliant strategist. I wish I could move my monitor power button to a different spot. I really do.
So that gets covered in kitty kisses and fur, then she turns to my keyboard and decides it's time to cut the music. (She's even managed to close Illustrator a few times by rolling over my hotkeys.) This is a big sore spot with me and usually lands her on top of my bookshelf. This doesn't deter her for long, though. She has defeated everything else on my desk, by golly she's going to defeat me too.
She slinks to the edge of the bookshelf and plummets back onto my desk, locating my hands like an active torpedo homing in on the Red October. She strikes again as I foolishly try and remove the equivalent fur of a second cat from my desk, planting her head firmly in my hand for a proper scratch. This sometimes goes on for minutes at a time, the Siege of Desk and Hands via the higher bookshelf vantage point. Eventually she succeeds, and her precision and poise is expert, as she has now cut me off from my keyboard, mouse, and all hopes of productivity for at least 10 minutes. Bravo, cheetah. You have just defeated a higher level organism with nothing but sheer persistence and a lot of fur.
SDCC, Otakon OMG!
SDCC is next week and immediately following that is Otakon. And yes I will be driving directly from one coast to the other in order to make it. XD I think I will get one night in my bed Tuesday. So yes, if you see two zombies shuffling around Baltimore carrying a bunch of Happi Papers, you'll know why and to approach with extreme Cupcakes of Caution. I will have a whole slew of new products for each convention and hope to get them all on the website before I take off for San Diego. I've got a pretty awesome meeting scheduled for Thursday which could potentially lead to very awesome things. I'm deciding to save scoop for post-convention reports, though. I don't want to get too hopeful, but at the same time holding it all in is like trying to keep the lid on a pressure cooker with one broken seal.
I can't wait to see Owly and several others I always get to see at SDCC. They've moved the WB booth so I may not be able to drool over Alexander Skarsgaard as in past years. Sadness. ;_; I need to make a list and hope that they get their booths open before I do so I can stop by before the doors open. there are so many things to do before then! Ieee! ok! Focus!! Focus!
Oh yeah, Expo, lol!
...or not. XD I'll focus later.
Anime Expo was full of drama. And vuvuzelas. And if I could have a nickel for every time I wanted to grab one of those things and beat someone over the head with it, I'd be a millionaire. We were back-to-back with Yaoi Brian which was fun. They had some good tunes running and were actually pretty considerate of us on the other side of the curtain, once the vuvuzela situation was ironed out. They kept coming over and asking if they were irritating us. LOL I was happy as long as they kept the tunes coming. I also got to judge the yaoi flag contest! I'm guessing there was some divine guidance in there somewhere, though. We had the booth laid out a certain way with the girl shirts in one spot and the guy's shirts in the other. I didn't realize how fortunate the layout was until I was coming back from the bathroom around the opposite side of the booth to check the displays. If you know Yaoiland, you know that there's a yaoi section and a hentai section. Well, the hentai section was placed right next to the men's merch and about as far away as possible from the girl's merch. Why is this good? Because that is one INCREDIBLY CREEPY damned corner. Lots of guys of all ages, builds, and hygiene looking shifty-eyed and thumbing through anime porn. AUGH! And it was pretty hardcore stuff too. XD One doujin fell under my table and I (foolishly) looked at the cover to see a Barbedwire-esque full frontal featuring Belldandy beckoning to me with pubes and watermelon boobs. My childhood has officially been raped.
Ugh. XD I'm so sick of talking about the other drama that I'm gonna skip it. Suffice to say...AX has changed a bunch and not for the better. They got a wake-up call from the dealers this past weekend and we'll see how willing they are to change their tune. I really hope things will turn around, but am not holding my breath.
Ok! Focusing now!
Some recent and favorite walls from my gallery.