Another year, another Anime LA. Kind of terrifying, really -- we're all getting older.
As for myself, I'd just gotten back from Japan, and it's really quite impressive just how little I felt like dealing with people, particularly people I barely knew. We've known for a long time that I harbor very strong hermetic tendencies. This only served to confirm it, as if confirmation were needed.
But still, it was fun. ALA's turned into the party con, but no one forces you to party. It's perfectly possible to walk around quietly and drop in on friends, and that's about all I did, keeping to myself when too many people were around, hanging about in Jason's room when the mood struck me, drinking moderately and getting some work done, culling images from conventions past.
(Yes, work. Things are being forced to happen. Look suprised.)