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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:40 AM

X_O; It's about 7-8 months away and I'm uberly excited for it! Is this normal?! Any advice on removing the idea of Acen from my head until the time comes?
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:38 AM

View PostIchigoKitKat, on 28 September 2010 - 12:40 AM, said:

X_O; It's about 7-8 months away and I'm uberly excited for it! Is this normal?! Any advice on removing the idea of Acen from my head until the time comes?


Normal? No. Acceptable? Yep. I pretty much have already planned my trip out and we've still got eight months to go.

As far as removing the idea, blunt force trauma might work, but it might make it worse. I suggest just working your way through the obsession by watching more anime. DO NOT go on YouTube looking for ACen videos, Google "ACen," or go on Google Earth and sigh lovingly at the Hyatt Regency (search for "Rosemont"; they have a nice 3-D model of it).

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:35 AM

I was excited the day after acen, for the next acen x.x and then complained to everyone about how I wish it was time forrr acennn again

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:15 AM

Right now, me planning out for ACEN is making me exciting. Welcome to the loony bin, my friend.
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Post icon  Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:49 AM

I am! Partially because I didnt get the full experience last time. I was comuting from my chicago hotel bc I had school obligations, didnt really get to any panels, no cosplay, and well I hung out with one person the whole time. This time Ill do it right!
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:02 AM

*straddles the roof of the rosemont convention center, raping it slowly*
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Now if you let it take over your everyday life then that will be a problem and I don't think they would like it very much if you sat outside of the con for 8 months...

But what helps me is to plan and work on my cosplays. And reminiscing about previous years, looking through flikr/photobucket for Acen albums and just chatting with friends and planning for 2011. It'll be okay! Just remember, we all have to wait just as long as you do (Also, why do you think we are on the forums too! It helps) :P

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:27 AM

Meh, as long as it isn't messing with your daily life, you're good.

I've been hoping that reg and hotel open up soon so I can get those out of the way and be able to calculate how much I need to save so I can limit my spending by the right amount. XD
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:36 PM

It's pretty normal for us upper staff members to do so, so I don't see a problem with it.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

As the song says.... "Let the good times roll, let them knock you around."
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

Just go to other cons before ACen to gear you up for ACen!
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:58 PM

I think you may be asking the wrong people

I'd say it's totally normal. I'm excited too!
I can't offer ways to get your mind off it though, since I've failed at it myself
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:41 PM

only way i have found to keep your mind from it is to: Keep yourself preoccupied to the max, School, Work, Video games, Keep up to date with current anime that is comming out,just have a good time right now.

The thoughts might not disappear but at least you will be able to function normally. :lol:
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:29 PM

Go watch Garry's Mod videos. Those eat up a bunch of time and distract you from whatever it is we were talking about eDe
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:40 AM

Having paid for tickets the past two Acens and not being able to go, REALLY kinda makes me obsess over it...... currently I have shaved the female with the fedora and glasses shaved into my pubic hair. Also if I miss it AGAIN next year, Imma turn my van into a mech and destroy delaware.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:59 AM

View PostTekoMuto, on 29 September 2010 - 05:40 AM, said:

Having paid for tickets the past two Acens and not being able to go, REALLY kinda makes me obsess over it...... currently I have shaved the female with the fedora and glasses shaved into my pubic hair. Also if I miss it AGAIN next year, Imma turn my van into a mech and destroy delaware.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

When one con ends, I'm getting ready for the next. It's pretty normal. Acen is a ton of fun.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:37 AM

the day after the con ends i am disapointed but then realize that next year will be even better so its tottaly normal, for me and my group of friends
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

that reminds me, I need to trim my pubic hair. the fedora logo chick is growing a beard.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

View PostIchigoKitKat, on 28 September 2010 - 12:40 AM, said:

X_O; It's about 7-8 months away and I'm uberly excited for it! Is this normal?! Any advice on removing the idea of Acen from my head until the time comes?


It's normal here at least. :thumbup:

Removing the idea isn't much of a possibility without super human willpower. :highfive:

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:19 PM

Oh man, I just started planning out the trip for me and my friends yesterday, and now we're all totally psyched XD

It usually wears off in a week or so, after doing things un-Acen related...But, for me at least, it always comes back, at least once every month after I plan the trip DX So for a at least a fews days of every month leading up to Acen I'll be miserable and omg I worded that oddly but I'll leave it as is XD

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:12 AM

me and my friends aredy have our room and i am probibly buying my badge soon so im so excited for ACEN, last year i started a countdown like 5 months ahead of time all year round i'm excited for ACEN
ACEN year 6 here i come

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:56 AM

I already have my tickets for 2012
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:21 AM

Driving home from the past couple ACens I've totally had the mentality of "O man, can't wait for tomorrow....wait...oh no...:("

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:44 PM

LOL I say its ok to be obsessed aver Acen, heck I was going crazy over registration being open. I even had the "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sister playing while waiting for the time to say 12pm. I even have a dance. For me I just keep telling myself it's my vacation away from home. Soon I'll have my vacation. Now if I can get my work vacation to be during acen, hopefully no one has it.
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 10:25 PM

completely normal.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:09 AM

Nope...BUT I STILL DO IT.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:40 AM

View PostTekoMuto, on 28 September 2010 - 10:02 AM, said:

*straddles the roof of the rosemont convention center, raping it slowly*



I think I did that to the parking structure last year.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:37 PM

View PostShinamura, on 30 November 2010 - 08:40 AM, said:

I think I did that to the parking structure last year.


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:03 PM

do you pay extra for that?
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