Sorry for the lack of activity. I've been super busy since my last entry. Sure I'm on DA like...all the time, but I've had little..."mood" to organize my thoughts onto a journal entry
Back in...February or so, I was going through some stuff, and it was affecting me mentally, and after coming home from a friends' birthday party, I came home, and had fallen on my front foyer stairs, and hit my head. I woke up the next day in the hospital, (thinking it was the day of FrostCon) with no recollection of, well, many events from FrostCon to mid-February. Doc said I had retrograde amnesia, which is when you lose certain parts of your memories, and for me, I had forgotten all of my mental negativity. So that mental negativity I was dealing with had removed itself from my world. And I was a pretty upbeat, happy, all-around positive guy. But, as you wold expect, things still kinda suffered, such as; school, I had to scramble to get shit done. Lucky for me, I work ahead of the class and had stuff to submit (I'll post those soon). Friends, almost anyone I met in that time, I had not remembered meeting, and had to RE-meet them. Hell, I even made a KEYBLADE that I didn't remember making (I'll post it soon, I swear). That all to deal with, I was still happy; I felt like I could take on the WORLD! TWICE! And have enough energy to DO IT AGAIN. The doctor advised seeing a therapist for a few sessions, which I did. And I discovered some stuff that only I would've known, FROM this therapist. Most of which, I did not believe. So I went about my merry way, and after about a month or so, suddenly, ALL of my memories came crashing back. And for a good TWO hours, I was freaking the fuck out. But after I calmed down, I decided that I'd create my own resolve and BE that positivity that I was during my "amnesiac" era. Which I'm still holding true to. Well, at least in MY eyes, haha.
Anime North 2013! What whaaaat! Quite possibly MY best AN experience EVER. I got to see pretty much all my convention friends, and made some really awesome new ones. The Friday, I reused my Izanagi-no-Narukami (Yu/Seta dressed as Izanagi) and received a fair amount of attention (I'll put up pics soon, I swear). And the rest of the weekend I debuted a rather rare, if not, never done, cosplay (At least I've never seen). I was Final Form Xion from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The final result looked pretty sick, especially my keys. My only "iffy" thing about it was that I'm TOO built to emulate the body shape of Final Form Xion. Definitely got a good haul of rare-ass merch, and my clubbing group, the "Go Go Power Ravers" rocked all the raves/dance parties ;D
WHICH SEGWAYS INTO....
IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!
I've gotten back into (rather heavily) Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. The new 20th Anniversary Legacy Power Morpher was announced a few months ago, along the 20th Anniversary Legacy Megazord. Both are die-cast metal, and worth every penny. It has renewed my inspiration to BE a Power Ranger, and since I cosplay, after like....TWENTY YEARS, I can BE A POWER RANGER
So that'll be a cosplay in the near future (stay tuned ;D). As well as, I found out Jason David Frank (AKA Tommy the MMPRGreen/MMPRWhite/ZeoRed/DinoThunderBlack ranger) is doing convention appearances, BUT ONLY IN THE U.S ;_; The closest he was to Toronto was at Niagara Comicon back in...early June, I believe? BUT I WAS DIRECTING MY MUSICAL
Which now segways into...
WHEN YOU WALK AWAY...!
YOU DON'T HEAR ME SAY...!
I guess since I didn't make a journal about it at the start of the journey, I'LL TELL YOU NOW. I'm part of a musical theatre group called Fandom Musicals, and for our first production, I am the director, and I star in, a musical staged parody of... *drumroll*
We're calling it,
FANDOM HEARTS: A Kingdom Hearts Parody Musical.
We've received a fair amount of attention, and we will be performing this musical AT ConBravo this July in Hamilton. We've got a fair fanbase, and the friends and family of ALL of our cast are really excited and can't wait to see us execute this show. Initially, we wanted to perform this at a theatre, on stage, but that required a lot more money that we could've collectively...collected.
HOWEVER, after we perform this at ConBravo, we will be releasing 2 versions of this show to the general public; a slightly moddified version of the show AT ConBravo, AND a "movie" version, with backgrounds, proper camera shots and cool save point sound effects.
We also have plans and ideas for future productions, but let me tell you; it's hard fucking work. Don't do something like this unless you know you can tackle adding/subtracting cast members, dealing with people suddenly not showing up, people not getting along, unclear ideas, and a whole slew of other things
That aside, we're also performing a sneak preview of Fandom Hearts in Toronto at SenecaYork
for those who unfortunately can't come out to see us in Hamilton
EVENT DETAILS, GO!www.facebook.com/events/582419…
Check out our facebook;www.facebook.com/fandomhearts
I LIED, THERE'S MORE. LIKE E3, AND THE CONFIRMATION ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL FANTASY VERSUS XIII BEING RENAMED TO FINAL FANTASY XV. AND, EVEN BETTER, THE CONFIRMATION OF KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cried for 2 hours when they showed that teaser ;_; It was that beautiful
That said, I can finally cosplay Noctis Lucis Caelum from FFXV, seeing as his design is mostly likely final now. So I'll be harnessing his crazy-ass engine sword and making my debut as Noctis at this year's Atomic Lollipop in Toronto. I'm trying to gather 4 other guys, and form a "boy-band" (LOOK AT THIS IMAGE, I SWEAR, JUST GIVE THEM MUSIC, AND THEY'RE THE BACKSTREET BOYS images.kpopstarz.com/data/imag…
I know for sure I'm gonna have my buddy cosplay Prompto (the blonde one) and he'll be kicking ass with that weird shotgun pistil thing Prompto uses
NOW I'M DONE