rose_of_pain: (Lucille)
I seem to be taking longer and longer to write these. XD I now have THREE more con reports to do after this too. x_x;; I know no one reads them but I like to be able to refer back to these when my memory fails me.

Katsucon 2015 report )

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (Lucille)
Oh Otakon. I keep trying to quit you but I always come back. XD Though to be honest, I actually really enjoyed Otakon this year. Though I think I keep bringing less and less costume-wise every year. Otakon for me really is now more about seeing everyone and going to maybe one or two big events. There just aren't really any good places to take photos and con wandering isn't as fun as it used to be. But I think I'm just repeating a lot of what I said last year so yeah. Onto the report! I actually started writing this BEFORE Dragon Con but wasn't able to finish it in time. XD So thus the delay...

Otakon 2013 Report )

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (ss - hades)
So due to a lot of real life issues and waiting for photos and such, this con report got seriously delayed. I actually started writing it like a week ago but didn't really have much time and motivation to finish it til now. Though there isn't much new photo wise here if you're on my Facebook as I have most of these up there already. And I'll warn you that a good portion of this report is me whining about Hades. Considering that took up most of my time this con.

Katsucon Report )

~Lyn

Updates

Feb. 21st, 2012 07:02 pm
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
Survived another Katsucon. Had a great time and overall seem to have increased my stamina as I did 4 costume changes each day and never really sat down at all, was constantly on the move and yet was totally fine. ...which has never happened before. lol Usually I'm completely wiped out the first day if I do that. And didn't take me that long to recover post-con. I think maybe working at Hancock where I'm ALWAYS moving has helped increased my tolerance for such things. But anyways actual con report will come later on once I've gotten more photos from folks.

Fandom updates...

Pandora Hearts - Chapter 69 = AHGIPHDGIAPGHIDPGHAIHDGIPAHGIDGHAIHFPHUPGD!!!!! The End.

...

...no, seriously, the latest plot twist blew my mind. And I'm going to just remain spoiler-free here so I don't have to cut it. I should have seen it coming but I totally didn't think of that possibility. But it totally makes sense. And I gotta say just how much I love the plot of this manga and how its done. Its really amazing. Like I often wonder with all the semi long epic plot-twisty mangas I read if they authors planned everything ahead of time or are just making it up as they go. Like CLAMP obviously made up Tsubasa as they went and like just plain forgot about what they were doing in the beginning. 'Cause it got too complex and it didn't really work in the end. But it could have. And well from pretty early on I was worried Pandora might go the same route Tsubasa did because we were getting to a point where there was A LOT of complex plot twists going on and it could go get messed up very easily with just one poor plot mistake. But no, I honestly think after this chapter that Jun actually plotted EVERYTHING carefully before she started writing it (which is a little surprising considering the pilot chapter is COMPLETELY different so you'd think she must have changed her mind a lot from the start but the actual manga all works together with little hints you can find from VERY early). Because this chapter kinda revealed that FREAKING EVERYTHING is connected. Things from WAAAAAAAAAY back in the manga are finally connecting and its just BRILLIANT! God I love this manga. So much. Even if the story is so heart-breaking. Especially with this latest revelation.

Persona 4 - Episode 19 - I've been waiting for this episode since they first announced it was going to be an anime, hoping they would do the school festival. And they did! Though I was a bit disappointed how short the pageants were. They only spent like less than 10 minutes to include both when they could have made that part into an entire episode itself. So it wasn't as funny as it was in the game. HOWEVER. This was made up by the first half of the episode where they made the group date cafe even better than in the game. Granted this part all depends on what options you make as to how the results are but I was so glad they went with the "Souji on the girl side" scenario. Especially when he starts using that feminine tone voice. But the way Yosuke reacted! Pfffft! Ok this anime keeps REALLY suggesting the Souji/Yosuke pairing. I think they know how much the fandom loves it 'cause that has GOT to be on purpose. XD It was beautiful though.

Videogames:
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Started playing it but haven't gotten that far in due to preparation for Katsucon though now that that's done, I plan to spend a lot more time with it. I actually do like it but I gotta say that I question their decision to throw time travel and alternate universes into a plot that was already kinda underdeveloped and confusing to begin with. I honestly would have preferred if they had spent more time in the present day and exploring of Pulse because there is so much there that was never really explained in the first game and I dunno, I just didn't really feel like i got enough out of the characters and plot. I mean I could be wrong and maybe this game will still add to that but just the fact that we're going to be going into the future and will be jumping around a bit in timelines...oiiii. I just know my brain is going to hurt.
Okamiden - Finally started playing this too but also not very far in. But OMG soooooo cute! And lol that's about all I can say on it since I haven't gotten far enough to really make judgements on the plot. But I do say the gameplay isn't as much fun in this. I mean I thought it would be great with the use of the Stylus and all but it seems so...restricting. I guess since you have a bit of a smaller screen and lower graphics, it makes sense. But still. And maybe its just 'cause I barely use my DS so I haven't really gotten used to the dual screens (yeah, sad, I know lol but my other DS games didn't really do anything heavy with them).

In other anime news, I'm very much interested in Inu x Boku SS. Watched the first episode and plan to continue watching it. May even cosplay from it because eeeeee fox-demon-ness. XD And I still need to get myself to watch Mawaru Penguindrum though not sure if I'm going to like it or hate it. lol We shall see. From what I've been told, it could go either way with me. I'm a little bit behind in Last Exile: Fam though it has finally started to get more interesting the last few episodes I did watch so that's made me more interested in it in general. Still need to read the manga bits that come before it though.

Takarazuka: Still binging on shows. XD In fact that's probably why I'm behind in a lot of things anime/game wise 'cause I've been spending most of my free time watching Zuka. Feel like I'm trying to make up for all the years where I didn't watch much. lol And I'm quite excited to hear that Masao will be the new top star for Tsukigumi even though I had a big feeling it would be her (or if not this time, during a future top star vacancy). Considering I'm still not all that familiar with the newer troupes, its exciting to know one of the girls I DO know is going to be top. Especially since she should be around when (if) I go to Japan now. Also super excited that her debut will be Romeo et Juliette 'cause I love that show entirely too much. And semi Zuka related, got my "Waocula" DVD right before the con. Sadly of course didn't have any time to watch it then but I did watch like the first 20 minutes. And now that the con is over, I've been gradually watching the rest. Have a little less than an hour left to go. So I'll wait til I've finished it before I do an actual review but overall very glad I bought it. Wao is really hot (but isn't she always? XD) and its so awesome to see her and Hana performing in a show together again. I've also never actually seen Bram Stoker's Dracula, in any of its variants, so this is my fist exposure to the story.

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
...

OMFG.

Just.

OMFG.

T______T

Non-spoiler summary: A lot of bad shit happened to ALL of Lyn's favorite characters in this manga. And one HUGE INSANE MASSIVE TWIST THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING OMG!

Spoiler Alert )

God this manga. Just ahgadgadghiadpi!

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (ginga bishonen)
So this report ended up being too big for just one post. XD Wow. I don't think I've had that happen before. I've split con reports into parts before but that was just 'cause I didn't feel like writing them up all at once in the past. Pffft...

I was originally going to wait til I had more photos but I don't think I'll be getting the Ningyou and PH ones for quite some time so I may just do a separate post for them when I get them. Anywho, this Otakon was kinda bleh just 'cause of how crazy hot and crowded it was. Seriously in all the 11 years I've gone, this was by far the most crowded I've ever seen the con. Even with the added Hilton area, it didn't seem to make a difference. And it was kinda odd because yeah Otakon is huge but last year it wasn't this bad. It was actually pretty nice but I guess people decided they couldn't afford it then but suddenly they could this year. I dunno. I'm kinda really hoping they lower the attendance cap again like they did a few years ago. I think it would really help because if it keeps being like this...its not going to be fun anymore. I mean maybe I just had a lower tolerance for it because of the hotter-than-normal heat but it really was unbearable.

But despite that, I still had a good time. I'm just sad that I really didn't spend much time IN the con. Otakon is my number one con for random wandering and people watching. I didn't do that AT ALL this con 'cause I couldn't stand trying to get through the crowded halls. I didn't wear any of my costumes for very long and thus don't have many photos.

Anywho now onto the actual report, which will be a tad bit less rant-ish. XD As like I said, still had fun, despite that. It was just a major set-back though.

Otakon 2011 )

And the rest of this report can be located here.

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (leo)

DEM BOOTS. XDXDXD Ah so ridiculous~ And horrible mirror photo is horrible but you get the idea. And yes that's a kittybutt behind my one leg there.

But hey the costume is almost done! The coat has been finished for a few days now but I don't really have a good way to show it off right now 'cause its now too tight for the dressform. lol And I tried to take photos of me in it but I couldn't get a good angle.

And I'm pretty sad that we won't be getting any more PH raws now. T_T Which means I'll have to wait for the scanlation each month before I can see what's going on. That's going to kill me. But at least we have a few pages on this one blog here (beware of spoilers) but OMG! Well glad I didn't start on Leo yet 'cause I would have gotten some of the colors wrong. COLOR PAGE I LOVE YOU. Luckily I was going to make the gem purple (LUCKY!) but now I gotta get purple for the ribbon and white buttons. x_x But Becca if you see this, you can see Vincent in that color page too (though his is pretty much just black and white lol).

But eeeeeee at the last page in the chapter! I love you Leo~! *_*

Day 27 - How many wigs do you own? Which is your favorite? )

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (Gil)
So finally read the actual scanlation of Pandora Hearts 61 and....oh my god.

Just...oh my god.

Vincent. I love you. T_T

Cut for Massive Spoilers )

Edit: Oh and Kuro 56...LMAO at the obvious movie reference there with Grell and Ronald. XDXD /dead

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
agadggdhapighapghadipghadipgadhipgdahipdghaipsg

Pandora Hearts chapter 61.

O________O!

I only just saw the raw but omg...flailing forever! I soooo didn't even see that coming and aghagdhidphagip even more excited for PH cosplay at Otakon. Not going to really bother talking about it as I know lol like no one on here really reads it. And since its just the raw I'm not sure on some things yet...but god do I love this manga. T_T

Aiya~ So many photo ideas for Ota though. Even more pumped for doing Reo...and aghadighpadi is it Reo or Leo goddammit?! XD lol I keep seeing it spelled both ways and I'm not sure which to go with. I was going to go with Reo 'cause as I recall, Lottie's chain is called Leon and felt it was a little too close in name but then looked at my PH artbook and noticed the mangaka spelled it out in English as Leo on the sketch page for him so guess I should use that one? Even though most fans seem to use Reo. Ahhhh I don't know. x_x;;

And yes still doing Glen too of course~ I think I'm going to wear that thing out to death though. Considering it was already starting to wilt a bit at AUSA. lol Oh well. Anyone else want to be a Baskerville? I know I have a Lily and possibly a Lottie (*pokes [livejournal.com profile] makokitten). I'd try to talk Jon into doing Fang but we need him to be Jack. XD;

...kinda amusing how many PH costumes we have that we can just throw people into. Mainly between just me and Corey. XD; I would be tempted to just wear Reo and throw someone else into Glen except I enjoy being Glen too much. lol

Edit: And by 60, I meant 61. >> *can't count* lol But I fixed that.

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (07-ghost - teito)
Sorry about the lack of response to entries and the lack of writing anything on here for a while. Katsucon really did consume my life for the last month and I really haven't had a chance to read anything anyone wrote over the con weekend.

Con report will be posted soon. Just waiting to get a few more photos from people first.

In the mean time, I decided to write my thoughts on all the mangas I've been reading lately considering quite some big plot things have happened in them. Some of these I read quite a while ago and just didn't have time to say anything. Cut each for spoilers and will put space in between each in case anyone wants to read one but not be spoiled on another.

xxxHolic Ending )
Pandora Hearts Retrace 58 )
D.Gray-Man )
Kuroshitsuji )
07-Ghost )
Koisuru Boukun )

And those aren't even all the mangas I'm reading. Just the ones who's updates I recently read. XD;

~Lyn

retrace 57

Jan. 15th, 2011 02:21 pm
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
Heeeey its been a while since Lyn spazzed out over a manga chapter, hasn't it? Bet you all didn't miss that. XD Welp, back at it, I'm afraid...

OMG Pandora Hearts: Retrace 57! )

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (lyn ~ chopin)
Oh man, two cons in a row = a very dead Lyn. XD;

AnimeUSA Report )

Rest of my photos are up over here: http://lyn.houjun.com/ausa10.html

~Lyn

PH 54

Aug. 17th, 2010 05:54 pm
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
Pandora Hearts chapter 54...

...O_O!

Shit has officially hit the fan. T_T

*anxiously awaits scanlation*

~Lyn

Otakon 2010

Aug. 4th, 2010 08:53 pm
rose_of_pain: (lucifer)
Otakon was overall a pretty good con for me this year. Insanely tiring but good. It went by really fast but most likely because I was doing a lot.

Super duper long report ahoy! )

You can see the rest of my photos here: http://rosebride.com/lyn/o2k10.html

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
A little late but I finally got the video not that long ago...

This is what happens when you get major wind action going when you wear a large cape:



And a silly cosplay comic )

I do have serious photos of the costume but pfft been posting those on cos.com and ACP so you can go there if you want to see those. And apologies to those who are on the PH community and thus going to see this post twice. ^^;;

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (raven)

Glen's been basically done for a while. I just kept forgetting to upload a photo of it. XD All that's left is putting snaps on the cape and making the belt. And then like trying everything on. Oh and button on the pants.

I also vomited up a Vocaloid costume on the side )

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)


Well the coat's done at least. So is the cloak though I may have to put some snaps on so it stays on the coat. Still gotta make the pants and vest. Think Ciel's shirt and Chopin's cravat may work for it at least so I don't have to make new stuff there.

...I'm a little behind. I have two other costumes to make still after this one. >>; And now possibly a suit jacket for someone else too if I decide I can do it for them.

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (glen baskerville)
Spent the last few days on and off doing this:



Soooo much paint. XD

~Lyn
rose_of_pain: (Gil)
In all my years of watching/reading anime/manga there are certain trends I have picked up. Like in general they tend to do certain things in the plot when something is about to happen.

One of these things is the notorious group photo. It always spells out doom for our characters. Take a group photo, usually when the characters are all happy, of the whole main good guy cast. And this is bond to mean shit is going to hit the fan soon and at least one of the characters in the photo will die. Because then later on the main character will take the photo out and lament over it.

Happens every time, folks.

Well guess what? In the latest chapter of Pandora Hearts...they just took a group photo. T____T

The only like exception from this trend I know of is Persona 4 but that doesn't count as they didn't take the photo until like the end and all. >>; Persona 3 fits the trend though.

~Lyn

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