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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 5:20 PM


Otakuthon Report


Otakuthon is over!! I had a lot of fun. Money wise it was pretty disappointing, but, it was one of my most enjoyable cons yet. I met so many new people. : D I shared my table with :iconalexisneo: and we had a blast~ do go check out her art.  She's amazing. <3 She's currently taking preorders for her manga Dream Catchers which is very popular on smackjeeves, so do check that out HERE: alexisneo.deviantart.com/journ… I picked up my copy there and got it signed by her as well~ it's a really great read, and it's not just one chapter like my books are. xD She put a lot of work into it and it's really great. I need more drive too!

In the mean time I'll just put these right here:
:iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo::iconalexisneo:

Onto the con. I wrote all these posts AS they happened day after day (on my tumblr) so that's why they are layouted like so.

Day 1


Morning started good…. but wth the alley opened hella late. And we had three hours to prepare…. and in the last hour, a guy came around measuring the size of our PVC displays which was…. apparently too tall. There was an artist alley and an artisan's area, where artisan's pay more and can have a larger display. Did not realize this. It was only 6 inches off too, and I was like well. Can we just move our prints down so it's like were not using that space of the pipes? And he said 'no that's not acceptable'. I was like, wtf I can't exactly shorten my PVC pipes, does it look like I have a fucking saw on me?
Luckily we did find a way to attach it under the table (took about 45 minutes and switching clamps with :iconkiwi-san: (THANK YOU BILLIONS) to do so - but we did it).
Our final table:

I'm so glad to have shared a table with Alexisneo QvQ I was afraid I would be realllyyyy shy around her but I am not. Wonderful table partner~~
After the con Jakiita, Ichi, and I went for ramen and then a karaoke room and shots. Omg. I sang so much Katy Perry/Lady Gaga like a complete maniac. Seriously. Jakiita omg you probly were like. "Shut. up." LOL


Day 2


I slept in so I got there a little late. xD And I rushed on putting on my cosplay… which was Nagi from Kannagi. As far as sales go, today was much better. Still quite slow, though…. =v=/
I took off my Nagi cosplay far before the day was even out… I didn't really feel comfortable in it. It feels really really fun to cosplay, but it's something that if you do right, it looks REALLY good. And I wanted to look really good too! But I don't think I can pull it off like some people can. I am very self conscious about my looks, so I took it off before the day was over. I didn't think I looked all that great… and my wig was getting so knotty. I really tried to take care of it as much as I could before con day came, but it seems it was inevitable. I bought a new shirt from the artist alley while I was there and changed into that.
So yeah, I HAVE NO PICTURES OF MY COSPLAY AT ALL. : D
I bought a few things today (I REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE……… sigh, but when I have money I just made, and a dealers room in front of me…. it's helpless)… a deco ring, deco earrings, some clips, a My Melody plushie, and an artbook (the killer) which featured one of my favorite artists, Morinaga Korune.
I bought it and thought "yanno, I could probly find this for much cheaper online! And I'll probably regret it…..!" ……./BUYS ANYWAY
I just searched for it online.
$55 CHEAPER ON MANDARAKE.
/SLITS FOREEEEEEVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

After the AA closed, me, Alexisneo, her sister, her friend, and MOVED2-Lavender-Iced went out for bubble tea and dinner~
Lol, we went to this first restaurant and were kinda iffy about the menu, and while we were taking our sweet time I was like "hey I went to a sweet ramen shop like 5 minutes away. 'v' "……………..And then we all just got up and left LOOOL. I even left my garbage there /SO RUDE PFFFF
We ended up going for ramen but I couldn't stay the whole time because my ride home was waiting for me hngh~ cry~ I really wanted to stay QnQ
Picture of ramen... fuck yeah.



Day 3


Sales wise, today was even better than Friday, I think. Gotta love those last minute purchasers yeaaah~! *V*/

Not really much to report on today; I went out for pasta with Alexisneo, Jakiita, Hacchin, and his friend, aaand… did many many print trades with people!! I am so awkward when it comes to print trades, I always want more prints than the other person wants from me, so I end up being like, "y'know if you don't want any of mine I will just buy it off you" LOL. QvQ I am so nervous…

Did print trades with :iconakimiya:, :iconpeachmaiden:, :iconmoved2-lavender-iced:, :iconlittleriyu:, :iconduofan:, and of course many with Alexisneo ( :iconalexisneo: ). xD<3 I also met :iconhinoraito:, :iconnikufei:, and :iconcareko: (I bought a Madoka print from you but I don't think you knew it was me :3c).

Speaking of Alexisneo…………….. (it had to come to this, whether you like it or not….!!)
Forever love. She is an amazing artist and great company!! ;v;/ I am honestly so honored to have been her table partner! I am so shy around people, and the fact that I was able to be myself 100% around her is really something for me. Thank you, Ale~ (old nick name, I know)~ I love you hnnngh~ I hope you can make it to AN since I know you'd do much better there~~ I miss you already cry /superlove deep love IN LOVE FOREVER/
FOREVER SHOULDERS
:DDD   /EXTREME WIDE EYE SCARY FACE/

And I must give a EXTREMELY SPECIAL THANKS!! to :iconjakiita: for letting Ichi and I stay there. I had an amazing time, thank you so much for letting us crash at your place! It was a lot of fun!! ;v;/

Final Message


I've got to say overall I think just talking on my livestream to people had even been helping me speak to people face-to-face! I thought it would make it worse, but I used to have a very hard time conversing with people, but this time around I was about to keep a conversation going and come up with questions to keep asking and so-on-and-so-fourth. I have that bit of anxiety and shyness so I am extremely proud of myself for this. I met a lot of new people and artists I've been secretly admiring for awhile and being able to talk to them with out being COMPLETELY awkward as fuck is nice.

Seeing Hinoraito and Alexisneo with their fully published manga tankobons (like the volumes with four chapters or so whatever in them) reeeeeeally makes me want to get working on my manga. Maybe I will take it easy on the tones. But I am so addicted to shading…

Once I get these FINAL commissions out of the way (because I will have money in September………. reason is clear to some people) I am going to spend lots of time on my manga. I really want to make a tankobon. It's hard, but, before Christmas is my goal!!!

I hope you can all continue to support me in my journey. I've been so focused on commissions and selling my artwork and making whatever is popular to make money, I lost track of what I really want (to make manga). It's unfortunate, I've really been stalling Carriers to just make money to LIVE now. I can barely even buy my own groceries anymore. It makes me sad. I want to get back on track of manking manga!! Yes! And Carriers isn't going to be some hardcore military manga either, I have lots of loli and fun planned in it (even if it seems kinda serious in the first chapter..)….. I hope that I can get on a good schedule real soon.

Thank you again everyone for making me more comfortable with my art and myself each day ^v^/


Pics


Me and Pinku project (I am the extremely white one in the middle with gleaming as fuck glasses)

Some pictures of me in dirty deco below vvv




A drawing Alexisneo did one side of and I did the other LOL it looks super derp


I made cupcakes after the con with Ichi's little cousins XDD I did the two far right...


A bag I bought at Hot Topic (oh yeah, after I went to Montreal, I went to Mississauga for a few days..... didn't need this purchase but.... it happened.....)


Ichi and I...
Ichi needs a shave...........

Thanks for reading!! : D

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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome

See you next year at Otakuthon 2012, I hope you sale your MLP: FIM Applejack and Rainbow Dash Artwork! Because I want to buy it! XD
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brenna989 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I think your Kawaii.And theres nothing wrong with that.
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munkiemee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, you call yourself extremely white?!?! I AM AS WHITE AS A GHOST. O.O LOVE THE JOURNAL.
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Oceann, will you do a leftover sale? :>
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maddiepix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Howd u get ur glasses like dat? There awesommmme!
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ledysamo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hi =]
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YugiKitten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aws I didnt have time to visit the artists alley
Ironically I was in the room 98% of my OT time TTuTT
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MorwenHelyanwe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
looks like fuuuuun! I'm still jealous!
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:iconstarxade:
starxade Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Wonderful You made it Otakuthon!!!

I'm so happy you had fun.

Thinking about attending next year?

Twice the fun all over again...hehe

Your journal photo's are amazing :D
Thank you for sharing.
:wave:
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:iconkawaiianime-neko:
KawaiiAnime-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
awwww! oshan, ur so cute! u dont have to hide so much in ur pictures like u used to!
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pokenekogirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I FINALLY KNOW WHAT U AND ICHI LOOK LIKE :dummy: :dummy: :dummy:
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mizu-chanX3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was so cool to see someone I knew from DA at Otakuthon! I was passing by like Hey, this looks familiar... *sees business card* Ohey its ocean! : DD
I'm really shy in person though so I just said hi and that's it, but I really love your art!
I also love the pins I bought from you ^___^ <3 I'm glad you could come = 3
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oceantann Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for stopping by!! :D
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:iconmizu-chanx3:
mizu-chanX3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was my pleasure! :hug:
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asamichan607 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
uwaaah cons look like so much fun T^T im going to the next an, but it seems so far away >< i would love to meet you at an, but i would probly just be like "omigod, is that ocean over there?!" and be to shy 2 talk 2 u T^T lol
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Insusaki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
looks like you had a lot of fun ^^, man I wish I could go to at least one con ;;;;
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Hitomi97 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you had fun ^^

I love your outfit! It looks really cute >W<
And you are also a talented cupcake cooker ;) at least they look really kawaii XD
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BlueAsSky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I kinda combined the last two sentence and thought it said, ichy and i needs to shave and was like what? o.0. but then I went over it again.
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trashies Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ICHI!!!!!!!!!!!!
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lilcutiepieFTW Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg Ichi is so cute <3 And you are :3
I love your glasses and septum piercing! nd that bag is super cute
Basically everything looks super cute haha
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ArtMadeByVomit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that Ian from Smosh O_o?
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darkbunny3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thats what i was thinking!! XD
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ArtMadeByVomit Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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Nolitsu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...YOU AND ICHI LOOK TOOOOO CUTE TOGETHER! I:<
<3
I'm glad you had a good time at Otakuthon! <3 Livestream soon, I miss your uplifting... humor? xD [/shottt]
SMALL TALK ISN'T MY STRONGEST POINT. <///3
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xHollehx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
AWWWW D: I had no idea you were going to Otakuthon - I must've walked past that spot like a billion times ;____; nuuuuuuuuu
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Devil-Marionette Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew you had the septum piercing! I love you so much more now <3
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Hacchinya Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
was greating meeting you, ichi, and jakiita. God I swear me and jakiita did almost nothing but take pics of cosplayers, wander around the dealer's room, and chat with artists and cosplayers. I didn't go to any events except the AMV contest, and I only watched anime for a half hour lol. Lunch with you, Ichi, Jakiita, and Alexisneo was fun though :>
Still kicking myself for not going with Jakiita and you guys Friday night (He DID invite me after all, but I bailed for the AMV contest.)
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careko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
you should have told me to print trade!!! OAO;;;;;

*bad with recognizing people*

TAT;;;;
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Apencilsmind Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KANNAGI WAND HOLY SHAT
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PirateNinjaAssassin1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ASDF ichi looks really cool! He also looks like Ian from smosh :la:
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VioletxAngel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lool he does xD
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0bunny0x Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya ikr o3o
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Makoninah Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought! XD
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PirateNinjaAssassin1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hahahaha imagine if Ian actually went by ichi 0.o. like the "I" in Ian is Ichi XDD
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:iconmoved2-lavender-iced:
that restaurant stunt we did was very very rude

HOW COULD WE
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oceantann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL YEAH.... but they had a million people there i'm pretty sure they were making good bucks without us dohoho 'v'/
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kawaiibubbleschan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glad you had fun~ :D
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MeltingCORE Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Glad you had fun at the con. ^^

And hope you do find the strength to work more on your manga. :la:
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smileycursor5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Artist
omg thats so cool!
Ichi sorta looks like Ian Hecox XD
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crazystar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... I FAIL ;A; I forgot to go to your table and buy something this weekend. I passed infront on friday, but but ;~; I'll catch up if I go to AN next year. *nodsnods*
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caneep Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
ichi looks like ian from smosh =w=
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Arikawaii13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats what i thought!
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xsweetxXcandyx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your so lucky you met pinku project!
I follow them on youtube~
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oceantann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we are friends haha////;;
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xsweetxXcandyx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What? No way! I'm jealous > <
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sailormoon90210 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOLOLOLOLOL OMG WTF ICHI LOOKS LIKE IAN [link] LOLOL AND U R SOOOOO CUTE OSHAN!

You are amazingly cute!!
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justus-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Who might be the pinku project?
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:iconoceantann:
oceantann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A dance group who had a concert at Anime North :) [link]
They also sell decora items under the name Pinkly Ever After [link] which I will be doing illustrations for in the future
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naarii0015 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sound like you had alot of fun:D, I'm happy for you:hug:, I hope to meet you at a con someday fo this is what I shall do to you -> :tighthug:... I hope I don't sound like a creepy stalker lol.:heart:
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maddiepix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yayyyy! Now i finally know wat u and ichi look like!
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