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SMASH con report! (WITH PHOTOS YEY)

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 21, 2012, 4:01 AM


GOSH! Smash just came and went so quickly like a fart in your face, I'm kind of just sitting there like "woah did that really just-- what just happened"

I'm kind of too stingy ('kind of') to buy a sub, so I'm going to be difficult and link you to a tumblr post of my report with pictures and all here: chanface.tumblr.com/post/27483…

EDIT: :iconry-spirit: is forcing me to post pictures by buying me a sub, gosh what a rude guy!! jksjks thanks bro ;v; :heart:



Me with :iconaznceestar:!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table during SMASH- whether to buy, look or just to say hi! Although, it was actually mostly :iconpet-chan: who was manning my table, so if you remember a gorgeous hime-fringed girl, THAT WAS HER+*+*+

Even though I wasn't at my table much, throughout the time that I WAS there, I have to say that I am so glad to have SMASH as my last fan trading event. The crowd was just so friendly, and all the customers I met were all such lovely people. Thank you for making my last trading experience such a great one...!

Now, it's been a while since I've written a proper report, so please bear with me if it's a little less... coherent (not that they ever were--)

The adventure started on Thursday night. After work, I went straight to Box Hill to meet up with :iconsnowbunnyluv:, Danh, Tim and James for dinner, as we were all staying over at snowbunnyluv's to head to the airport together in the morning.

I FORGOT HOW HORRIFYING LILY'S DRIVING WAS.

Everyone was in high spirits for some reason, and James realized he had no seat belt. I told the guys to hug each other in the back, but they decided tying an Ipod USB chord between the two head rests on our seats would make a MUCH better safety alternative.
James reached his arm out and pressed the honk, in which Lily slapped ME just because I was sitting next to her. THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN THAT CAR.

We spent the night watching Gaki no Tsukai and game shows involving Japanese men rubbing their asses on each others faces (I swear it wasn't that kind of show). We kept watching until 2am and I kind of really wanted to die.

One of the best things that happened at Lily's house was this:



Let me clarify something: Mr Mao (yes, that's the name of the cat) DOES NOT LIKE GIRLS. He only ever rubs himself against dudes and HISSED at me last time I came over. But while I was drawing a picture for :iconnamie-kun:, HE TAPPED HIS PAW ON MY ARM LIKE THAT ADORABLE POLITE CAT ON TUMBLR AND I ...I.... I think I saw heaven and now I'm just living in a dream. Yes.

Next day!

Arrived at the airport, everything's all dandy until we go and get our bags dropped off. There seemed to be a line for inquiries IN FRONT of the line for bag drop-offs, so we swerved around this line and finally reached the REAL queue we were looking for. It just so happened an old couple thought the previous line was for drop-offs too and were PRETTY pissed off that we had apparently cut in front of them. Lily being the cool as cucumber adult she is offered: "Well, you can go in front of us if you like" and the old woman stubbornly refused. Because apparently all she wanted was to throw a hissy fit that we had cut in line without actually caring about being served first..?? The elderly sure are confusing..!!

Thankfully we weren't seated next to this couple for the hour flight. When we touched down, I went to find :iconnamie-kun:. THE GODS WERE TESTING US....it was quite the quest to find her! But eventually we were united and -- good god, she is the most excitable and adorable thing you'll ever meet, and her bag of sweets and snacks still does not explain where she gets all that energy from.

We all took a cab to the Convention Centre, where we were once again faced with another seatbelt-less dilemma. It was pretty packed in the back, so it didn't really pose a problem. Danh was talking about the guy who was sitting next to us on the plane, and I noted:

"Yeah! He smelled like curry!"

And an awkward silent fell upon the cab.

...

I then noticed our Indian cab driver.

Lily broke the silence with:

"That's racist."

I SWEAR...

I WASN'T...

OH GOD. THE GUY I WAS TALKING ABOUT WASN'T EVEN INDIAN, IT WAS AN AUSSIE BLOKE WHO GENUINELY SMELLED OF CURRY...?? And now I looked like the racist jerk. At that point I feared the cab driver would veer us off Darling Harbour or something, but thankfully we arrived at the Convention Centre in one piece.

I went off to set up my table, where :iconaznceestar:, :iconblack-nataku: and :iconireners: were already at the scene.



:iconireners: knows me too well.

Then again, she's looked after my table for many Animanias so she kinda knows too much.

We messed with AznCeestar's backing wall display by sticking her chibi Sherlock falling off the edge of her banner (I DON'T HAVE A PHOTO OF THIS, WHY)

At one point, while Namie-kun was packing her bags, I slipped a plastic pocket of a few prints and a drawing of Hyuu I did for her the night before. A few seconds later she gave me the most terrifying hugs I've ever experienced.



I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WITH ME BEING HUGGED IN SYDNEY AND HURTING MY CHIN.
But she wouldn't stop jumping and I was absolutely terrified of biting my tongue, which would have been the most tragic death I would have never seen coming.

My suckage level was at its peak that weekend because I could hardly recognize ANYONE for some reason... the amount of times I had to say:

"Sorry...what's your name?" to a friend was rather embarrassing.

After setting up, I went to get Easyway drinks with :iconmiyukiko: and :iconnamie-kun:. I literally had to bite my fist from screaming at how cute Namie-kun was when she was asking the guy at the counter on recommendations.

We met up with :iconpet-chan:, :iconalysael: and :iconlian-ne: for dinner and had good food with some new friends too!

Everything was a blur that night except for messing around on Miyu's tweetdeck and solving a puzzle card that Nam gave me:



Do you even need a reason to punish me--



Oh, this is going to be fun



....WORTH IT :heart:

Behind it was a very sweet message, but that's for my eyes only u//v//u

The next morning was our Tsurugi brother's shoot. IT WAS REALLY COLD.....



"Let's find trees that don't make it look so Aussie..."
We tried.





longing gaze







TAIMU JYAMPUUU~!! +*+*+*+

Miyu's dad was very kind to drive us to the convention centre too because we were running late;;

I noticed alysael walking towards the venue from the car:



I WAS SO EXCITED. I didn't get to see her until the second half of the day though!



FAMILY PICTURE+*+*+

There was a lot of money throwing as usual since my friends never learn that I don't accept money from them. :icongeckguga: and :iconcherriuki: came around AND BROKE MY REP OF STUFFING MONEY DOWN PEOPLES' CLOTHES... they devised a clever strategy of getting me to sign a print, slipped their money into my suitcase-- BUT I FOUGHT BACK:



(Okay, I intended to just trap her but it looks like I kicked her in the royal crotch--)

Alas, my plan was flawed:



(Kya, Jess touching my ankle//)

Cherri also managed to stuff a coin into my SHOE of all places!!

ANYWAY! I can't really write anything in chronological order from this point onwards because the very nature of conventions is just CHAOS. But I met a lot of cool and sweet people, also seeing old friends again!

I was totally spoiled that weekend:



(That Angry Little Girls plushie I bought for myself though, but I wouldn't have found her if it weren't for :iconzuzumoo: suddenly calling me up and yelling ANGRYLITTLEGIRLSPLUSHIEGOTTABUYONENOWWW)



Pet-chan gave me a pink alpaca plushie, which now I name YUUUUUUUKAAAAAAAAA
And I've yet to think of a name for the cat plush that Nam gave me ; v ; ...its ears are really soft!



Black-Nataku and AznCeestar pinned these onto my wall while I was away LOL <3



Cee's chuuruuugiiiii ;v; <3



A portrait and BMO bookmark from :iconnotawallet:!!
A comment on twitter somehow became a trend that I am now associated with BMO.



I bought these from Blythe's table too- SHE WAS SO KIND TO SAVE THE BMO ONE FOR ME ;0; !!! These are now hanging on my pencil case!



Adorable SMASH BROS bookmark from lian-ne!



IKEMEN NII-SAN drawing from :iconwarutsu:!



CRAZY GORGEOUS CARD from <a href="cocoacathy.tumblr.com>Cathy! She also made Miyu a matching one with Fubuki on it!

It was really fun meeting :iconwarutsu:, <a href="cocoacathy.tumblr.com>Cathy! and Mandy! (oh god I hope I got your names right PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I DIDN'T...) We had a little photoshoot going on next to Miyu's stall haha. (Hey girls, if you can see this, send us a few pics, yeah?! ;D)



:iconsemokan: also gave me a copy of her iGO gag doujin- GOD I LOVE THIS GIRL'S SENSE OF HUMOUR. You know you've a gift of hilarity if you can make me laugh when I can't even read the written language of your comics. IT'S THAT GOOD.



I LOST MY SHIT WHEN I SAW THE BACK

Again, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone for making my weekend such a fun and wonderful experience!! I'm sorry if I didn't mention you all who I caught up with- I actually had a bunch of dot points with names like RYYYYYY, KYUUUUUU, DANNNNNYYY, BRENDAAAAAA, SALLLLLYYY, MEEEEEEEEEEELLL, STRAAAAAWWWWW, SUUUUUUUUU, KAIIIIYAAAAAAAAAA, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD ETC. but I KIND OF HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE I LOVE AND I CAN'T POSSIBLY LIST YOU ALL (and that is definitely not all the names just sayin')

It's only just sunk in that, that was my last event I'll be selling my art in, and I just want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout all these years of fantrading- not only through buying my things, but also just coming by my table, having a chat and really making my tabling experience so special that it had me hung onto this commitment for so long. I won't forget everyone's kindness, my friends who helped me manage my table, friends who actually fed me when I didn't have time to buy food for myself, and supporters who left kind messages in my guestbooks and even gifts :love:

I won't miss the stress of printing malfunctions and staying up 'til ungodly hours at the guillotine cutting bookmarks, but I will definitely miss seeing all the lovely supporters and customers who make all that labour worth it. It really is special to be able to meet face-to-face with the wonderful people who have contributed in building my confidence as an artist- you are all such warm and generous individuals, I just hope I was able to express my gratitude properly in our meetings.

This isn't goodbye to conventions for me, but I will hopefully be amongst the crowd with you all next time, and maybe our meetings won't be so rushed and short! In regards to Manifest, I am not sure if I will be attending at all (depends if I can nab tickets off a friend...) but I'll definitely give you guys a notice if I am :)

Once again, thank you for all the great memories as a fantrader...! Hope to see you all at another event in the future! :heart:

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:iconcookiekrio:
cookiekrio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcannotevenplz::iconcannotevenplz:

LMAO!!!!
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AlchemyAllStars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Please let me know if you would still like a ticket to manifest
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
NIISAN, NIISAN EVERYWHERE.

There's just.... Not enough BMO stuff in the world for you.
(And lol that Chan is BMO picture was so stoopid. Sorry you had to witness that. 8D)

I HAVE LIKE, ALL THIS OTHER STUFF I WANTED TO GIVE YOU, BUT I NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT. OTL

Next time, next time I will be giving you and Miyu that doujin comic: "50 shades of Chan"
(IT WILL BE A HIT, I SWEAR.)
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Chancake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Digital Artist
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE ON MY PAGE...

There isn't. I need an actual BMO.
(WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, I LOVE IT :heart: )

but you already gave me so much!! ;0; ARE YOU TRYING TO ROB ME

(no. nononono you keep that hidden away from the world)
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
...... /Makes real life BMO

WELL I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT.
NEXT TIME I WILL DRAW YOU SOMETHING PROPER, FILLED WITH MOUSTACHES AND TEA CUPS.

YES. YES I'M TRYING TO ROB YOU. BECAUSE GIVING STUFF AWAY TOTALLY MEANS YOU WANNA ROB SOMEONE.
8I

Why hide it when I can share it with everyone?
>D
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:iconchancake:
Chancake Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Draw me a proper gentleman BMO.

LOL Well, I paid for the phone straps!

NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THAT
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Hope to see you again at a future convention! :heart:
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:iconchancake:
Chancake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Likewise! :)
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Harubutt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I couldn't stop laughing at the picture of you kicking your friend in the crotch XD
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Chancake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
TBH I DON'T EVEN KNOW HER THAT WELL HAHA
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