South X SouthWest came again this year, and this time, I was able to spend a day wandering around downtown Austin with my bestie @a_a_ron88 ! We had a good time and came out with a nice loot too. Next year we're planning on making a proper weekend of it. More free things! Yay!
We first went to the #sxswesteros exibit early in the morning. We were lucky enough to get in and out very quickly, but easily spent a good hour or so inside. They had three large screens projected on the wall, and you were able to grab a wooden sword and strike at targets being projected. Like a Game of Thrones Wii game! You eventually 'colored' in your portrait that they had taken prior to you getting up on stage. Bestie decided to join the fun at the last minute!
I recently went with my best friend to the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX South) in San Antonio this year! I was only able to attend on Sunday, after all the events and crowds died down, but it was still a lot to see in one day, and we had a blast.
PAX South is a gaming expo, and it features some of the newest games and indie games in the industry. And we got to see the Occulus Rift as well as the newest 3DS thats going to be available soon. I'll definitely be coming back for more days next year!
I also bought the most fun card game ever. And i'm really not one to play card games. Its called Superfight, created by the guy who made that angry burrito post online.
I was only able to buy the Pop Culture expansion pack, but its still enough to play with. So thats really the reason I bought it. I'd love to get the core deck and play! We also got some freebies that were being handed out and had dinner on the Riverwalk, at the Hard Rock Cafe, and complained on how we didn't want the day to end and to go back to work the next day.
Visited Mercedes during the Labor Day holiday weekend! It was so good to see my mom and sister, along with the baby nephew! And my dogs, how I've missed my dogs so so much.!!
Every year for the past, 5 years i believe, Mercedes has thrown a street fair during Labor Day weekend. This year was a little bigger, and there was some cute stores there as well as music playing all night! This thing was from 1pm to well past midnight! I bet everyone had a good time. I know I did.
I got to spend it with my Mom and my sister and her BF and the baby. Who was fast asleep during the whole thing. Man, babies can sleep through anything sheesh.
These little boogers got baths when I got home, because they STUNK and neither of them were very happy about it TBH.
Thats usually the easiest way to be happy really. Make some short goals and acheieve them one goal at a time. I've set up my work schedule to look forward to paydays(fridays), and water day (wednesday) and now, im thinking about turning my savings account into my figurine account savings. Mostly because today they announced that Altair, a really high quality figurine company is making a Rin figurine and I really want to have the trio of Haruka, Makoto and now Rin. It's going to be expensive to even find a Makoto and Haruka unless they have them on backorder through amiami.com, but I still want to try. I'd preorder Makoto but, preorders are closed and I really, REALLY, dont want to go to amazon or ebay where he's being priced at $140 and up. AmiAmi.com has him for about $90 to $100 plus shipping, but still, i trust amiami for it more than an amazon seller.....
Anyway, speaking of figurines!
My little collection is growing! And then, I went and caved and preordered these, and they'll be set to release in September and October. Plenty of time to save up for those crazy international shipping costs.
More travels across Austin this weekend! There's a new In N Out burger place in town and we decided to check it out. It was busy, but I was impressed with their burgers. (Cause whataburger is king)
Not only that, my bro got me the Hyrule Historia and Legend of Zelda and Theology book which sounds super interesting! But it makes me just love the series even more. There's so much history and timelines being explored and all the character designs that go into making these worlds. And the first Zelda and Link are tragic. But I love the character design for Link in the shoulder armor and cape. I think that would be a cosplay dream of mine to do. To have that finished and debuted at a con.
New year! It's been a hell of a year for 2013, I moved to austin, had two jobs, met with some amazing people and I'd do it all over again. I got to spend time with my family, and now am currently on a greyhound bus to Austin.
I'm excited for this bus, mostly because it's a bus with wifi and plugs and legroom. However, I'm always disappointed in SA terminal because the bus fills up and I'm stuck with a passenger next to me when for the past four hours I had two comfy seats to stretch out on and sleep on. Oh well.
Anyway, on the road again and maybe some naps idek. Onward to 2014!
Had a fun day taking pictures at the Texas Military Museum today for Austin Museum Day. Also, gathered lots of references for my upcoming Big Bang for Pacific Rim
Living in Austin,TX, trying to keep it weird.