Yeah, super late and cross posted from my tumblr.
Otakon 2013 post:
So my friends really made the con for me. <3 I was so worried they'd get mad about my feet and not being able to do everything with them, but they were super understanding. And Jeremy has been just wonderful; encouraging me to go out as Ada when I was so nervous about my weight and looking bad; he really helped me and went above and beyond. Tons of people stopped us for pics (he was my Leon <3) and a Dean Winchester wanted a pic with me too! It was super exciting. And he was adorable! lol!
Alice got the usual amount of ignoring; but Rob insisted I pose for a few pics at the RE shoot; even though I said I just wanted to visit with people. Ha. <3 He meant well and I appreciated it.
Mary Sunderland is usually well loved, especially at the Silent Hill gathering; and today was no exception. I met up with my favorite Ota goers and had a wonderful time with my favorite James from last year (and his pillow! I got my revenge!); and a new James too! And a new Maria along with my twin. The Silent Hill shoot/gathering is usually the highlight of the con since RE is mixed company; and it certainly was one of the highlights.
I realized I enjoy taking pictures too! I took pics for Jeremy and Marie (as Harry Mason and Cybil Bennett) outside our hotel; and after a brief lesson and some encouragement I found out taking pictures is fun! And I don't totally suck at it! I'd like to get a decent camera (Not like Jeremy's epic pro gear, but a good point and shoot like a canon or nikon to learn lighting and stuff) and keep trying. ^_^
I love spending time with my roomies, and con friends (ahem, Maxx); most of them are so understanding of my stupid feet, and don't seem bothered by it. They don't treat me any differently over it and it didn't seem to ruin their con or bother them. I didn't feel like I was holding them back or imposing, and that meant so much to me. I felt appreciated/loved/normal. They'll never know how much that bit of consideration and kindness meant to me. This has been a good con despite all the foot pain and how little time I spent up and about. I'll always remember how kind everyone was; especially since I needed it so badly. Thank you all to everyone I spent the con with/met up with. You're all truly wonderful people.
So that was my feels post from the Saturday of the con. I was in a lot of pain most of the weekend, but I still managed to enjoy what little time I was on my feet. However, staying alone had the perk of leaving on monday so I could relax and not rush out; I was on my feet almost all day sunday and that was definitely a bad thing for them. >.< I'll find a way to work around this though.
Otakon Vegas is next!
Going with my wife and our mormon husband (Brett, my gamer friend, and Elly, epic bestie. It's an inside joke, we're not really married or in a polygamous relationship)
Brett's planning a James Bond cosplay so I'll be accompanying him as Vesper and Severine.
Elly's most likely bringing Aveline from AC: Liberation, and I'll probably bring another of mine to balance out all the Bond girl feels.
We're all ridiculously excited, because we finally get to meet in person; and in Vegas of all places! Brett and I have always wanted to go but never been; and Elly used to live there so she's playing tour guide. It's also a late b-day celebration for Brett since he hasn't had a real party in years. We're epic friends, I know.
This will be in January, so there's time yet for me to get healthy feet and finally lose weight. Now that I'm off the meds that were doing some of the messing up I should actually be able to do it.
Future Cosplay plans
Right now, I've decided it's a good idea to chill with the costumes for a while, until I can get my feet under control and try to be in less pain. I won't feel like I'm missing out as much if I can't keep up and don't have so many costumes to cycle through.
That being said, I have two new ones planned. Just two. And those are Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale; I'll be looking up a commissioner as soon as I get paid) and Ruby from Supernatural. I'll be bringing out Severine for Ota Vegas because I never got to wear her; and Ada will come around when I'm more comfortable in the dress and mess with the wig some. So....someday. The Bond girls are for me and Brett to do our team cosplay; and Ruby is one I'll do with Jeremy if he brings his Sammy back. ^_^ (I'd like to do Bela Talbot as well in the future, and I probably will if we can find a group.)
So far, I've done three infusions of the new arthritis drug, Remicade. It's a last resort drug as far as my current doc is concerned and he told me if it doesn't work to find a new doctor. -_- I'll be glad to trade him though; I've gotten about the same amount of help for my pain from him and it's been getting worse. He had no problem prescribing a drug that basically completely fucked most of my body into ruin, but no pain anything. So I've been in pain almost everyday. Yep, I'll be glad to find one who can treat this more aggressively because it's not getting better; it's getting worse as the weeks go on. And enough is enough.
School starts in three weeks for me. Modern History and Developmental Psychology are the classes this time around. Whoo. Hopefully I'll have some decent professors. Maybe the few in those departments I liked.
That's about it for now. ^_^