Blaghhfkjghfkhjgakjgdhjkd I'm still jetlagged I just got done farting around Greece and Italy. I swear I must have consumed 300lbs of pppaaasssTTAAA (and, guys, I thought Hetalia was kidding when the show said Greece loves cats...... bbbutttt I swear there are like 30598435830938 cats running around Athens, look at this cat I saw at the Acropolis: scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto…
So a few times on dA I've mentioned the progress of an original story I've been working on. The draft was finished in July 2012 and I've been chipping at editing it ever since (namely, cutting about 100,000 unnecessary words, pages, paragraphs, ahahahaha eek). After tttooonsss of energy put into it, I'm now in the latest stages of editing and am starting to draft query letters and get ready to approach agents and publishers!
I've learned a lot from my aunt. She believes in the power of the universe and energy and has all these spiritual techniques to achieve happiness and get things you want. One of the methods she taught me was 'manifestation,' literally (in a nutshell) where you put out positive energy to get things. At first I was like "That's a little teeny bit silly," but then she said, "You know, I wish I had 500 francs so that I could buy a plane ticket." She did her happy energy dance. Then like three weeks later she cleaned her closet and literally 500 francs fluttered off of the top shelf because apparently the people who owned the apartment before her left it behind. So I was like, uh.
Part of manifestation is literally envisioning your (insert thing you want) coming to life and having visions about it. I want my book to be published, I want it to be in hard copy, so I figured if I made something tangible, I'd feel like I was bringing my book to life on another (very positive and happy!) level -- aaaaaaaaaaand if anything, I think it'd be really fun to just prance around as my own character. Pppppossitttiiveee eeennerrgyyyyyy.
So for Otakon 2014, I'm going to cosplay as one of my OCs!
(I'll be the guy in the middle). (Leave it to me to cosplay as a man of another race). This is an excuse to flail around in Baltimore and Detroit and the other random cities that have cons that I like in a sparkly frilly jacket and cape
These are some of the kings from my story (there's a lot of royalty hohoho), King Tusca, King Gallio and King Walten (grandfather, son, father), crowned in 1949, 2012 and 1975 respectively. I designed these outfits sometime late last year and figured Gallio's would be the most fun to wear.
Character development has been fun while writing the story itself -- now let's see how fun it is to practice that dialogue in real life
Maybe/Most Likely Attending:-KamiCon- (Birmingham, AL- February) www.kamicon.net/