Well, Otakon was certainly interesting.
I was pretty miserable by the time I arrived on Saturday. The factors involved were:
two-and-a-halfhour drive to Baltimore
- Pouring rain
- The large pothole full of water, into which I placed my entire foot, thus soaking my sneaker
- The fact that the only parking garage I’d managed to find closed at 8:00, so I was going to have to go back out later in the day to move it to another garage
- My fellow
con-goers. I don’t know why, but I felt like Otakon had a very high percentage of pathetic fanboys. I felt as though 95% of the people there were obsessed Generation X-erswho like to oggle anime girl breasts or watch Akira a hundred times. This is the first time I’ve had such a serious reaction to a con’s populace.
But the anime music video competition was a lot of fun, and so was the overflow showing where they showed “Deathdance”, my AMV. In fact, “Dathdance” got a very healthy round of applause, which was gratifying.
I realized that I enjoyed myself the most when I was connected with other people. It was only during the AMV contests, where I was part of a clapping, cheering, hooting audience, that I had a good time.
All that aside, Sunday was spent crashing and recharging. I stayed home all day, watching the final disc of Dual! and the first two episodes of Gasaraki, plus a lot of TV. Good stuff there.
And today, I’m…still crashing, kinda. I charged through work in the morning, but now (