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Everything posted by obakasan

  1. 2012 Gripes thread

    2013 will be too awesome for there to be any gripes...
  2. Maybe what we need is Japanese *feline* fashion... http://www.weirdasianews.com/2010/03/10/japanese-cat-costumes-cats-meow/
  3. The "damn" Thread

    Damn tired after putting in 9 hours this past weekend doing something at the MAPS office that Registration won't want me to talk about...
  4. The "damn" Thread

    Con is getting damn close. Can I panic now?
  5. Is it too late to volunteer?

    To the best of my knowledge that is not entirely true. I believe some departments are still in need of a few staffers if you are looking to do full staffing work. Drop and email to chiefofstaff@ACen.org Also I'm pretty sure that the Volunteers section ("Runners" nee "Gophers") is still open for applicants. Check the forums for announcements. I do reserve the right to be (slightly) wrong.
  6. F.A.Q.

    I actually measured them once and of course now can't find my notes... However they should be about the same as "standard" "banquet" tables, and those are generally around 30" from floor to top surface.
  7. Cell Reception

    I did okay with my NetZero hotspot last year, but who knows... We are in a different part of the convention center this year so things could be different.
  8. The "damn" Thread

    Damn cold day. And I just shelled out almost $30 for a new windshield wiper blade assembly cuz the barely 6-month old one I had broke. Damn cheap plastic connector... Naturally I own a car with many unique "dealer only" or special order parts... Took almost two weeks to get the 4 new tires I replaced last year. American-made GM Buick. Phooey.
  9. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    I guess I should add some more to my done list: Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - (2 seasons worth plus the 2 extra episodes. I'm not going to ask how those girls keep those outfits on...) Fairy Tail - Collections 1 & 2 (through episode 24)
  10. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    Got some catching up to do on my "done" list I see: Finished off (all on DVD): Rosario + Vampire Season 1 (I have no idea who "Rosario" is supposed to be...) Rosario and a Vampire (Rosario + Vampire) Season 2 ("Capu2") - They kinda left things hanging... Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (re-watched - been a while...) Strike Witches 2 Tattoon Master - a short 2 episode oldie that has a real real lame dub. Did I mention it has a lame dub? Vampire Knight Season 2 Guilty Fairy Tale set 1 Side note: Some of these are DVD/BluRay combos, and I've noted that there is almost always NO difference in things like bonus feature content. Some theatrical release movies CAN have differences in the bonuses/extras between DVD vs BluRay. "Brave" for example had a whole mess of extra bonus features on the BluRay version. In case anyone cares...
  11. The "damn" Thread

    But it's also damn warmer than it is here right now which might be nice.
  12. The "damn" Thread

    Damn. Missed the casting deadline for Kaijutsu... http://www.exploretalent.com/auditions/feature-film-non-sag-kaijutsu-orlando-fl-orlando-fl-32801_1271613#.ULPY8WeERj4 Not that I would have tried...
  13. angela

    I'd personally love it. But would have to figure out how to... Staff duties and all...
  14. The "damn" Thread

    And how about all those damn customers who have been suckered into getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in a mob when they could probably get what they want online any old time for less hassle and maybe even lower cost... I did Black Friday Midnight shopping once. Once. Not worth it. Only found ONE item I wanted/could use. Damn foolishness.
  15. The "damn" Thread

    Ahhh.... nothing like the approaching holidays to bring out the damn B!^@# in people! (Note to self: stay away from damn WalMarts this Thanksgiving unless in body armor...) PS: my sympathies NmL. I've experienced some crap butt employers in my time too. Some things never seem to change.
  16. Voted!

    It's time to open a discussion thread on the above Misc Asst topics pertaining to voting. This thread only wanted to know about your actual voting with maybe a quick brief observation of your experience (which I'm saying cuz that's what I did...), not an in-depth discussion of the process. Anyone want to start one?
  17. Voted!

    And the biggest kick is due to the current system those 29 votes don't make a diff. There was a clear winner even without them. Most of my relatives now live in Florida... 'nuff said.
  18. Voted!

    Just basic instructions on how to use the system. Reminding voters that we use a two-sided ballot (so they don't miss the items on the flip side), etc. Not which boxes to mark or whatever. Each County here can use a different type of system as well so if you were say familiar with the way it was done where you used to live but not with a different system you'd need to be shown how it works. Where we are you have to make sure to fill in the checkbox completely with a (provided) marker for example, not just make an "X" in the space or use a pencil. (Remember how Florida used the now infamous punch cards last Presidential election that had them inspecting nearly every ballot and dealing with the "hanging chads." We had a similar system years ago and judges had to make sure everyone checked for non-fully-punched holes before turning in their ballots.)
  19. Dating panel fails throughout the years?

    I think someone talked about their experiences with one such event in a prior posting and they weren't happy with it, but mainly because those involved often stayed in character. And as we know, some characters are, well, characters... If there was such a LARP type event I don't think you could approach it as little more than a fun experiment to fantasize about how you might hit it off with some anime character, and not approach it as a serious "real" match-up event. Although, you never know... Just my thoughts.
  20. Voted!

    Finally got in about 6:30pm. Looks like we had a lot of first-time voters, many Hispanic, as we waited and waited in line as the judges kept explaining how to mark the ballots (and doing so in/speaking in Spanish). Had a pretty good turnout. I still haven't checked the results on the more important for me local offices. And has been said before... thank goodness no more of those awful TV/Radio ads and no more filling up my answering machine/voice mail with robo-calls. At least for a while.
  21. Voted!

    Waiting till Tuesday. Never know if something concerning a candidate will come up (there *are* more things on the ballot than the Prez ya know). Once you early vote you can't change your mind, unlike voting absentee. Plus it's easier to get to the local normal polling place for me, and the lines (if any) will be a lot shorter.
  22. The "damn" Thread

    Damn. Where is everybody?
  23. ACen Concert at the Akoo

    Question(s): You mentioned Ticketmaster. Would concert tickets need to go through someone like that (by contract)? If so, would that mean someone who wanted to go tho this concert, ACen attendee/badge holder or otherwise, be able to purchase a ticket through any Ticketmaster outlet? How would this affect any discount (if offered) to ACen members?
  24. What's Next On Your Anime List?

    Just watched the anime version of Iron Man (アイアンマン) series. The Japanese twist was the higher concentration on the Mecha aspects, and a more Japanese viewpoint story. Interesting.