Long time no see. Well, unless you were at SGC, in which case you totally saw me. You may be wondering what I've been up to for the past several months; the answer is nothing, because I'm lazy. I also don't have any ideas or inspirations, so that probably has more to do with it than laziness.
But enough of that, we have more important things to talk about. I was at SGC, I met a bunch of people, I met everybody at ScrewAttack, it was everything I hoped it would be. If you don't care, hey, just scroll past! The Animal Crossing QR codes are at the bottom!
Anyway, after 6 hours of flying (and one layover), I finally got into Texas and was picked up at the airport by none other than Jared and his girlfriend Heidi.
It was really weird. Also surprising. But really, really weird. After we left, we went to Chipotle and ate burritos (since we don't have Chipotle in Canada). Then we went to the hotel, got our badges, and finally they left me all alone, by myself. I think it was because they weren't supposed to check in until the first day of SGC? I don't know. But it's okay, because there were a bunch of g1s at the hotel already. My roommates and I were all waiting on Dylan Toomey to arrive and check in.
I met Jose there, and DAMN THAT DUDE IS HUGE. He's pretty awesome. Too bad we didn't hang out too much, but oh well, maybe next time. I ran into Sam, dude was pretty busy though. Oh, and I also met Chad, who reacted by telling me "You can't undo it! You have a face now!" And then finally I met Drake; he showed me something from a project that he's working on because I'm special. Also, you should be excited for what he's working on! When we will see it? Who knows! But be excited for it!
I saw Bryan and Lauren still setting some stuff up, so I went and introduced myself to them. Bryan tried to tell me to mess with Lauren because she didn't know who I was yet, but she overheard a bit. She still didn't know who I was yet, so I jokingly walked away, but Bryan ended up telling her so she ran up and hugged me. Honestly, I don't think anyone has ever been so happy to meet me, haha. That might be everything from Day Zero. A lot happened, everyone was getting in, everyone was setting up, it felt good to finally be there.
Day One was the best day. I was at the opening which was, you know... an opening. Sean was at the front door greeting people, so I said hi to him. He said hi back, then I shouted "I'M REVULSIVE!" at him, to which he replied, "OH, SHIT!" and that was the second best reaction, I think. After the opening, I stuck around for the Death Battle panel; watching the new episode there was awesome. Afterwards I think I met up with Jared and Heidi, had a few drinks, then I went to the Mega64 panel. During the Q&A session there, I was the first to go up and ask a question, so if you were there and you saw some drunk dude asking a dumb question that you probably didn't get unless you're really big on Mega64, THAT WAS ME! After that was ScrewAttack vs. Mega64 which, hey, I was gonna be happy regardless of who won. At the end of the day I met up with Heidi, we went to hang out with some of her friends who were playing Edward Fortyhands (highly recommended), then we went up to another hotel room with g1 Kainin and hung out with Lauren, Sam, John, brentalfloss, MovieBob, and Dj CUTMAN. I don't remember who else was there... Either way, yes, I'm totally bragging.
Day Two was kinda sucky for me. I planned on going to a bunch of panels, but ended up feeling gross so I thought I was getting sick. It eventually went away, but I only went to Jared's panel and the ScrewAttack panel; I didn't go to anything else until the cosplay contest. I sort of regret that. Oh well. I hung out with Jared and Heidi (who was wearing a fantastic Malon cosplay... Heidi, not Jared) until the cosplay contest, then I waited in line for MPAD because there was already a big line for that. MPAD was absolutely insane, the room was full of energy and everybody was shouting, it was nuts. I was super happy to be in the middle of all that. After MPAD, I went to the rave, which was pretty awesome despite a few fuck ups there (someone pulled a power cord, the lights went up before CUTMAN's set was over, that sort of fun stuff). I think everyone just went and passed out after that, I honestly can't remember.
Day Three suuuuuucked. All I remember is I went to the Iron Man of Gaming finals, which was great, and theeeennnn... that was pretty much it. The rest of the day was just depressing. People were leaving, all of the SGC stuff was coming down, everyone was packing up, just... super depressing. A bunch of people went to Dave N Busters, but I stuck behind because I wasn't feeling up for it. Then the next day rolled around and I left! I hugged almost everyone on the ScrewAttack staff, so that was fun. Still good memories overall. I feel like I missed out on a lot, it always felt like something was going on that I wasn't a part of. I think this was due in part to the fact that I did not bring a phone. Hey, pro tip? Always bring a phone. It doesn't matter how shitty it is, just bring a phone.
And that was my entire trip! Time to start saving up for SGC 2014...
Oh yeah, QR codes, probably the main reason you're here! I've got a few of them for ya.
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Alright, now if you don't know how to use the QR codes, just save these pictures for later. You know the Able Sisters? You have to talk to Sable every day for 10 days. Yeah, 10 days, it's kind of crazy. After that, she'll tell you about the new machine in the shop that allows you to read and create QR codes. That's the reason I didn't post this blog sooner!
I tried my best to replicate each design as best I could. The main limitation of Animal Crossing is that each shirt is only 32 pixels wide, so it's very, very little room to work with; Mario doesn't look like Mario, Yoshi doesn't look like Yoshi, Luigi doesn't look like Luigi... they're all just shapes that vaguely resemble the designs of the MPAD shirts. But hey, that SGC shirt is friggin' spot on!
Oh... and one last thing.