I'm still here. Life's been a bit weird lately and I feel like I'm constantly playing catch-up. Sorry that I've been slacking with replies.
Went to see X Japan in London two weeks ago! Had such a great time. Words just cannot describe it. Bought tickets for Gackt too. So cool that all these people are now coming to London - maybe one day Glay will come too!
I wanted to go to Japan Expo, but in the end opted to spend my money on a holiday in Florence instead. If I had all the funds in the world of course I would've gone to Paris as well, but... maybe one day. Going to Florence in September for a week. Now, which costumes to bring for photos.
My feelings on Expo are mixed. I think this time last year I said I wasn't going to go again, but gave it another chance in October and things improved a lot. This time it wasn't that great again for a few different reasons. It'd be sad not seeing friends though when they're all in one place, so what I might do next time, if I do go, is either just turn up in the evening for drinks, or turn up for the weekend and just take photos of people, or get a dealer's table. But no cosplay for me (too crowded), no groups (people don't turn up), no Big Brother (wtf man), no free huggers (aggressive, annoying, self-righteous, don't know when to back off)
To save myself from writing it twice, links to Minami and Kita writeups are here.
........next time I'll try to write something more interesting. But at least there are photos?
Got costume plans! Granado Espada, FF Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, and maybe Resonance of Fate. Anyone here played RoF? I can't get used to games that doesn't let you swing the camera around anymore, but this game is weirdly addictive. The battle system, the weapon customisation, and buying new clothes for the characters. It shouldn't be fun, yet it is. XD