[ katchi, katchi, katchi ]
memory check. . .
discover that not only does my computer take longer to boot than
lain's, my memory of the day's events diminishes by the second.
undaunted, i type, blissfully unaware of anime expo's frantic attempts
to keep from being shut down by disneyland.
[ anti-humor ]
jeff stumbles into our suite. at 4 am. looking very unhappy.
'i was at the music video pre-judging,' he says.
'didn't that start at 10?' i ask.
and with that helpful comment i consider how the mahou shounen
must feel, having been shut inside a video room for the past six
hours. . . 'so how'd you do, do you think?'
'badly. my video was near the end. it was like anti-humor. no one
laughed at anything.'
hmm. . . i would feel sorry for him, but i can't seem to remember
how, so i turn back to my sporadic article. we talk about the dealers'
room, and jeff gives me even more reason to stay awake and see what's
going on. . . he talks about the meeting between the directors that
went on right after the music videos. i hadn't realised it was that
serious. this was when i first heard that the con might have been
so i stay awake and head out into the dawn. . .
[ line again ]
of course they're still in line. i say hi and talk a bit. . . but
these are truly devoted 'line people.' ^_^ nothing i say will ever
make them move. now the line is pretty long, though. . . stretches
out of the building.
[ battle angel mickey ]
kawaii deshou? ^_^ seriously, lucky (the guy with the mouse on
his hammer) was politely but firmly asked to de-impale the rodent
soon after. aldo has some comments on
and, as an aside, by now i was developing an increasing respect
for the guy at the very front of those hundreds of people in line
i cropped out of this picture. doubtless that was precisely the
opposite of the opinion of the director of live programming, but
i like my viewpoint better. ^_^