spindizzy: A picture of Deadpool in mask and tuxedo, shrugging. (Fourth wall? What fourth wall?)
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Someone (I think [twitter.com profile] faintdreams?) asked if I would be doing a comparison of Nine Worlds to Worldcon and... Honestly I don't think it would be fair of me to do that, because Nine Worlds was a really chilled, relaxing thing for me and at Worldcon I was a constant ball of anxiety. I am sorry to everyone who met at Worldcon for not being my best me! You were all absolutely lovely!

(... Yeah, I went with Jay and Lex and a) the accessibility of airports is their rant to have and not mine, but seriously if Jay wants me to swear vengeance and also write a thousand angry letters against our airline I will do that; and b) Lex realised very quickly that the convention was not his idea of fun, which he was fine with but it turned into an anxiety circuit for me, because my brain was doing the fun thing of internalising "Oh, wow, I am a terrible wife, Lex paid like £700 to be here and he's not enjoying it at all," and literally refused to take in the part where he said that it was worth it because he got to support me during the Hugos.

Like, that was Friday, and I did not take in the "Oh, Lex paid the £700 because he loves me and the Hugos are a big deal to me," until Monday.

I still feel a bit "Fuck me I am a terrible friend," but Jay is recovering and apparently had a good time despite everything, and Lex is glad to be back at work, so it all shook out!)

YOU SEE WHY I CAN'T REALLY COMPARE MY NINE WORLDS EXPERIENCE TO THE WORLDCON ONE. I will say that Worldcon is a lot more... Crammed? Than Nine Worlds? Like, Nine Worlds leaves plenty of time between panels for people to, y'know, get to the next panel, have a drink, eat something... Whereas Worldcon is Hot Fuzz levels of "THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON!" There is always something happening, and if you want to get between panels in time to actually get let in, you have to leave your first panel fifteen minutes early or run the risk of not getting there before they start turning people away. (Unless of course, you're that douche who ignores the "No standing in the back due to fire safety rules" and lets yourself in anyway.) Also, the panels are maximum forty-five minutes long, maybe twenty-thirty if they want to take questions, which feels LUDICROUSLY short after Nine Worlds. I guess when there's like six thousand people, it makes sense to cram as much in as possible? But it was definitely a massive scale-up. (Plus, I really really miss the pronoun stickers Nine Worlds has. And the no-photography lanyards. And the markers for your badge of whether you want to talk to people. ... I think what I'm saying is that Worldcon has more stuff to do, but Nine Worlds has more set-it-and-forget-it accessibility, I guess?)

(If there were any panels you missed, a few of them are up on youtube!)


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It was a good trip, apart from the anxiety and airports being made of stress! I might try it again when it gets to Dublin (I can just GET THE FERRY, she says, more in hope than expectation) to see if it's any different? It was lovely to meet everyone, and finally put like... People to words? And just THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, you were great!

I feel like crap.

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:00 am
tyger: Xion-sprite, glaring. (Xion - >[)
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Just. Uuuuugh.

Haven't even been out of bed twelve hours, took a nap in the middle of the afternoon, and... yeah. Still feel like crap.

Fucking bodies, man. Back to bed with me right now, though, yuuup.

on a better note

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:28 am
taichara: (it's what's for dinner)
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While my workplace wants to kill me, plans to work hard at that for the next two months-plus, and nearly drove me to commit murder last night (fucking patio parties), on the upside the horrible piped-in music was stone dead for some reason.

So, I took the opportunity to watch the first three episodes of The King Of Fighters Destiny. And lo! they were good episodes -- short, varying 10-15 minutes, but good -- and yessir did I enjoy myself muchly.

I think SNK finally getting off their arses and unifying the fractured separate timelines into KoF instead of handwaving everything away is a damned good idea, and I like how they look to be doing it. We're starting leading into the first KoF tournament with Rugal, and Orochi is clearly on the horizon, but the plot atm is focusing on the Bogard brothers' drive for revenge on Geese (who will also be at said tournament). I love the FF story and I want to see how this is going to work. It's been a while since I saw 'this' Terry, also, and he feels right to me.

Bonus! Art Of Fighting is also getting fit in surprisingly seamlessly -- Yuri's missing but it's because she ran off to prove she's a good fighter and join the tournament. Robert looks weirdly young lol And instead of everyone running off to Mexico to find her, Benimaru's getting his minions on the case apparently -- *lol*

I've seen bitching about the animation style of the show. I think the people bitching are nuts. It's CG and done in a very exaggeratedly expressive style (think Legend of Sanctuary), which KoF basically needs, with enough attention to detail to make things pretty but not so much to look like a bad attempt to do HD.

What I think may be throwing people off is the style of the face models, which is the one singular point (aside from a shot of headstones in a graveyard, lol) where I can most definitely recognize the Chinese influence. The models are reminiscent of on the one hand King Of Fighters Zillion, which was a Hong Kong manhua, and on the other (and more strongly) the scads of fighting/fantasy manhua that have come out over the long years, like Weapons Of The Gods and suchsort. It's hard to describe but if you know the style, you'll recognize it on the spot. I like the effect, but it may not be to everyone's taste.

(also this Kyo has a bonier face, and it actually works really well for him. Terry's sporting a few small tweaks that are also surprisingly nice, including slightly darker hair.)

One series to keep looking forward to, at least. And bring on Iori }3

40-anime meme: Day 38

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:23 am
taichara: (fandom bitch)
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38 -- name a popular anime you hate.

Oh, that's easy enough at the moment, because there is little in the entire damn corpus of ~popular~ anime atm that I loathe more than Yuri On Ice, aka "that fucking skating show".

And it's not ~revolutionary or any of the rest of the lunacy the rabid fanbase blats on about, either. If it was, said rabid fanbase wouldn't have the opportunity to try to eat each other so much due to the vagueness of the source material.

Earthian took on the dual horns of homosexual love and contending with a homophobic society, to boot, with no ambiguity what-so-fucking-ever, and did it well, and that over two damn decades ago. Go read that and get back to me.


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