It’s My First Convention, And… I Don’t Know What To Do

Hey people, I am here to share wit you on what you should do at your VERY first convention attendance. In conjunction of the annual Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, I personally have yet to attend any conventions at America, however. My tips work all round for all kinds of convention.

You are hyped, excited for this convention all year, and pre-bought the tickets months before. Yet, you are nervous on what you should bring, should not do etc. Here are some dos and don’ts tips for you.

Dos

  • Follow the rules of the convention
  • Be polite to cosplayers and con-goers
  • Follow the queue.
  • Be mindful at the artist alley, they are other buyers too
  • Ask for permission before taking any photos of the cosplayers.
  • Have fun, but not too much fun
  • Preplan your day to be organized

Don’ts

  • Do not litter the convention hall
  • Do not harass any of the cosplayers, keep your hands to yourself
  • Do not cause any roadblocks just to buy that one art you always wanted.
  • Do not disrespect anyone at the conventions – Guests, Cosplayers, Artist.
  • Do not disobey any given orders from the helpers around the convention
  • Do not bring any illegal items to the convention
  • Do not touch any props of the cosplayers without their permission

Once you know what you should and should not do what should you wear to the convention.

For cosplayers, it depends on themselves like what cosplay are they doing. As for normal con-goers, anything comfortable would do, I highly suggest wearing sneakers instead of flip-flops as you are going to a convention with lots of people; you wouldn’t want your toes to bleed at the end of the day.  Avoid wearing anything that could make you sweat faster even though the convention hall is air-conditioned, sweat is unavoidable.

Next, what should you bring to a convention?

  • Water, to stay hydrated
  • Mini electrical fan
  • Extra money, for precaution
  • Extra recycle bag to put all your loots that you bought.
  • Band aids , for any emergencies
  • ID
  • Food, like cookies or any dry food
  • Camera for awesome photos
  • Power bank for your phone
  • Map of the convention hall, to save time

It is up to you to take notes for your first convention adventure; my favorite thing to do at a convention is shopping down the artist alley to support cool artist. I do also enjoy the panels and guest talks. Side note, it is OK to be shy to ask for a photo from a cosplayer, but remember. HAVE CONFIDENCE!

For those who are reading this and wanted to attend Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, feel free to drop by Las Vegas package deals to check out deals to aid you on your trip.

Young Justice Review

It’s JUNE! Which means WONDER WOMAN movie is out! I am so excited! And, I am still recovering from the Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 aftershock. The movie came out during my birthday, April 27th. And, I only watched it A MONTH AFTER IT Lel, back to topic. I had two days off from May 30th – 31st thanks to the Harvest Festival in my hometown, SUCK ON THAT WEST MALAYSIANS! That’s immature of me I spent my two days off binge watching Young Justice. Yes, it took me 8 years to watch this awesome series.

Young Justice is part of the DC comics universe for TV shows on Cartoon Network and has no cannon relations with any shows like Teen Titans, Justice League or any other DC shows on CN, maybe except Teen Titans Go! who knows. The story line for Young Justice is good and interesting it could be more if they did not rush on character development.  It really bugs me that Miss Martian and Superboy’s relationship went too fast and went down hill faster, it’s really confusing for me. In addition, Wally  aka Kid Flash is also a character that was a bit disappointing, his development did not bring up his full potential. Can’t really blame the production team for doing that to him.  The only character that has good and decent character development is Miss Martian, season 1 she was a bit awkward and new to human lifestyle. It’s just a bit unfair to other characters to be treated like rag dolls with their character traits.

The only thing that bug me the most is the HUGE time gap from Season 1 to Season 2. Everything happened so fast and what ever things that had happened in the middle was not really explained. It’s very hard to piece things up with things unexplained, now season 3 is in the making I hope it takes things slower this time.

Story: 8/10

Character: 7.5/10

Music: N/A

Overall: 8.5/10

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Free talk corner

Young Justice is a undoubtedly way better than Teen Titans Go! For mature and older watchers for CN, I am seriously excited for season 3 with some hope for – Rekindled relationship of Miss Martian and Superboy, PLEASE take it slow this time. The return of Wally West, YOU CAN’T JUST LET HIM DIE LIKE THAT! It’s comic books for fucks sake, everyone dies but not really unless you are friends with Peter Parker. Now, I shall continue Teen Titans as I await Young Justice Season 3 for next year.

Question: Which Speedy is the most handsome? Young Justice or Teen Titans?

The Dark Side of Fandoms

What is Fandom? According to Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary the meaning of fandom defined as a community surrounding a specific fandom. A fan is not limited to be in JUST one fandom, they could be in lots and lots of fandom. Including myself, I am in many fandoms. Not just Anime fandoms, I am also part of the Western fandom like Supernatural, Sherlock, The Flash, Arrow etc. How toxic a fandom could get? The answer, VERY TOXIC.

The anime fandom is filled with toxic gas, and I had observed quite a lot of popular big shots like Bleach, Naruto has many cancerous fans there. Normally, we would ignore these kind of fans due to they are being immature and childish over the authors’ decision to their beloved characters. Yes, we all have the rights to be angry. I admit, I was pretty much angry at Tite Kubo’s choices for Bleach, but I suck it up and accepted his choice. Cause, there is no point to be angry about something when the internet has the magical realm called FANFICTION, DOUJINSHI (Fan comics) and FANART.

Moreover, even in the western side of the fandom; it is not always rainbow and sunshine. Remember the incident from the Steven Universe Fandom? (I have no intention to hurt anyone, but merely stating a fact) The artist drew some plus sized character a little bit skinner and the whole fandom went into a war zone. Artists have the rights to draw their beloved character freely, fat shaming or not. IT IS JUST ART! Bullying a fan is just showing on HOW TOXIC a fandom could be. I know not all fans of various fandoms are like that, be careful on your choice of words on the internet. Once it up there, it will be there forever.

Recently, Tokyo Ghoul Fandom experienced the same fate as Bleach; the author decided to mash up two characters together to be the canon pairing. Touka and Kaneki, it is somehow a double edged sword, It is very predictable that those two would be together, and the downfall would be unhappy fans. Sheesh, the fire was so intense that it went on for a few days. Worst of all, fans demanded Ishida Sui to commit suicide. EXCUSE ME?! THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR A NO BRAINER FANS TO DO! It is very immature to think that way to channel your anger; the author has THE RIGHTS to choose what kind of story they want to bring out. Throwing tantrums and boycotting them WILL NOT DO ANYTHING GOOD! As I mentioned, Fanfic and fanarts exist for a reason; that reason is too let fans channel their ideal pairing into a world that is their own imaginations. Getting angry with the author will not do any good to both parties.

Lastly, there are ways for a fan to deal with choices made by the author. Fanfic, fanarts are a way to cope with it. The other is sheer denial; I personally am using this method to cope with DC’s choices with my beloved pairings. The side effect is hell. At the end of the day, fans still have their own imagination to channel their displeasure to, it is a give or take thing.

A small PSA to fans who bought merchandises or original comic books to support the authors, PLEASE do not simply throw away those things. They worked hard for them, think about their effort of getting those published. Cherish them with all your heart.

 

PS,

I normally wouldn’t rant like this unless it is something serious

Yuri On Ice Merchandises For Sell

HEY guys, I am selling off my Yuri on Ice Merchandises, I am too poor to love them anymore. Anyone interested, please leave a comment. 

^ Rubber Strap, Yuri Plisetsky ONLY (5 USD)

^ Badges – Michele and Yuri P. (5 USD each)

^ Rubber Strap , Yuri  P. ONLY (5 USD)

^ Metallic Plate , Yuri P. ONLY (5 USD)

^ Arcylic Charm, witout the canned drink –  Yuri P. (5 USD)

^ Mochi Mochi  Plush – Yuri P. ONLY (5 USD)

^ Rubber Strap, Minami Kenjiro (4 USD)

^ Arcylic Charm – Yuri P. (5USD)

^ Strap,  Yuri P. (5 USD)

^ Badges – Yuri P. (5 USD)

Will be updated with more merch

Riverdale Review

Riverdale had officially ended and it was one hell of a ride from a murder mystery introduction to a show full of secrets, although Riverdale is based on the ever-popular Archie Comics.  The show itself is dark AF. As a long time Archie fan myself, I instantly click with the series as it brings back memories watching the Archie cartoons on TV. To be honest, I am a bit shocked about the casting for all the characters, since almost everyone in Archie is 100% white and only Pops is a character of color alongside one of Josie’s friend.

It had been a long time since I last read an Archie Comics comic book, the Riverdale storyline is an independent storyline from the canon storyline, since 80% of the plot is uncanny. I got WTF every time new information spewed out of nowhere as what I remembered from the comics never happened. Overall, Riverdale is special in its own way; I absolutely adored the series until the end since the murder mystery game is just like playing Scooby Doo. Honestly, if there was an institute to train people to be sleuths I will not hesitate to sign up.

The characters from Riverdale had gone through puberty like some sort of radiation mutation process, since in the comics they were very different, especially Archie. He had the most change in the series. Since my childhood, my favorite character had always been Jughead Jones. He is just cute in his own way, however I just do not like Reggie from back then to now; he is just an ass to everyone. Between Betty and Veronica, Betty is my best girl. Veronica is just a bitch in both the cartoon and the comics. However, I had no recollection of Cheryl Blossom and her brother Jason; for I never bothered to continue the comics since it is quite expensive to buy at my place due to the exchange rate of USD and MYR.

Moving on, for non-Archie Comics fans I suggest you to read some wiki information about the background of the characters in Riverdale that would give you a 50% legitimate info about this series as a whole. The tone of the series is somewhat melancholy to fit the angsty tone, how the TV series was portrayed contributes to how we prescribe the series. I enjoyed all 13 episodes of the series and kept wanting more each week, now more secrets are revealed; I can’t wait for season 2. The murder of Jason Blossom in the series was really a roller coaster ride for his comic book information was not canny with the TV show.  As this is a spoiler free review, I will not leak out any information of the series except mentioning the murder of Jason.

Riverdale is one of my top recommendations for TV series alongside The Flash, Arrow, Super girl, Supernatural etc. I may sound bias, as I mentioned Archie was part of my childhood; Riverdale is just nostalgia. Do watch Riverdale if you haven’t watch it yet. You will not regret choosing it.

What to watch for Spring 2017

It’s been a while and it’s already halfway through Spring season of 2017. This season, There are a number of anime out for everyone. I had abandoned the Winter 2017 titles that I had chosen cause my sudden return to comic books drifted me away from anime for 3 month ( TV shows, Animated Movies etc.)

Spring 2017 has a handful of awesome anime to watch, including a LEGAL NSFW one.

Here are my pick:

  1. 全职高手(Pin Yin; Quan Zhi Gao Shou) AKA King’s Avatar

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Made and voiced 100% from China, Quan Zhi Gao Shou is a Novel turned anime from China that sparked my curiosity from my cosplay community from West Malaysia since 2015. This tells the story of a pro Gamer Ye Qiu and his time as a Pro Gamer. A lot of my friends doesn’t like this cause they aren’t used to anime ‘being voiced’ in pure Chinese. Like WTF, this is the coolest shit ever! Music is awesome, I feel like I am watching an actual Chinese TV drama instead. LOL Plus, the production company is kind enough to feature actual fanarts at the end credits. I mean HOW COOL IS THAT?!

2. Souryou to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no yoru ni

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This is the Legal Hentai I was talking about earlier, and yes you are not crazy when I say this is a LEGAL hentai to air on Japan TV. This series is known as SouMaji to myself cause the actual name is so fucking long and I loath translated name with a passion. The main girl’s crush is a monk and boy what is more sinful? fucking a monk. I love this series with all my heart and I spam news about this all over Facebook prior to the airing. (Welp… I knew about this series at 2 FUCKING AM, God knows what happened to me) This has 3 versions, the normal censored version for general TV, R-15 Version and a fully loaded hentai version. I will shove this series down your throat by force. (JK)

3. High School Star Musical Season 2

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YAS! THE TIME HAS COME, StarMyu is back! Need I say more? IDOLS IDOLS IDOLS!

4. Fukumenkei Noise

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I love the manga since the first chapter and it gave me roller coaster feelings, no shit cause Momo and his stubbornness. I dropped the anime even though I am a fan of the manga. The songs were great but, some parts I was hoping for more. I will continue the manga but not the anime as I dropped this for Quan Zhi Gao Shou.

What’s your pick for Spring 2017? Are you watching any of these? If do, let’s have a talk at the comments below! 🙂

See you again for Summer 2017

Beauty and The Beast (2017) Review

It’s MAY! And, this is the first review of the month! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! I haven’t been doing any review lately except for the review for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, yea….It’s my current favorite at the moment. Anywho, I finally watched the over hyped movie Beauty and The Beast (2017) last weekend. I got free movie tickets from my work place.

I grew up with the original Beauty and The Beast from Disney, it was my 2nd favorite first being Mulan. (HA! Asian priorities. The animated movie from 1991 is already good enough for a girl growing up with Disney. The songs are always my favorite, my no.1 would always be ‘Be Our Guest’ not everyday you would see a talking candle stick singing about hospitality. It’s always amusing to hear that song. The animated version would always be the best in my heart.

Now, 2017 a lot of crazy stuff are happening and it’s not going to be pleasant on my feeling. I lost my grandpa a few weeks ago and I am coping with the loss while I just want to forget about the pain my ‘friends’ gave me from college. My internship actually helped, It’s hard that you have to hold your anger when they are around. Moving on, Beauty and the beast was amazing both cinematography and the story line. Most of the plot holes from 1991 were answered except that they changed the story line a little. I really enjoy the focus on the enchantress herself, she wasn’t really explained in the 1991 version.

There are two generations of girls that knew Emma Watson, the first gen would be the Harry Potter generation me and the current generation, the beauty and the beast generation. To be honest, it is hard for me to unsee Emma as Hermione when she started talking in the movie. She did a great job as Belle although her dress was a bit underwhelmed for me. As for the beast, no words could I describe him; although it’s a turn off for me when I saw his tail. IT. IS. NOT. FLOOFY. ENOUGH!!!!

All in all, Beauty and The Beast is perfection! I would rewatch it again and again. 😀

 

I am proud

I know it is old news to everyone, but it is quite shocking for me to know. Grant Gustin IS ENGAGED! He was engaged last month on the 29th, a few days after my birthday. LIKE OH MY GLOB! What’s more shocking is that his fiance is a fellow SABAHAN! MY COUNTRY MAN! Honestly, Andrea ‘LA’ Thoma – His fiance is so lucky, do bring him over to Sabah for good food! (Lol, just kidding. But please do!)

Links to the articles:

http://www.eonline.com/news/847147/the-flash-star-grant-gustin-is-engaged-to-longtime-girlfriend-la-thoma

http://people.com/celebrity/grant-gustin-engaged-girlfriend-la-thoma-the-flash-actor-proposes/

http://www.justjared.com/2017/04/29/grant-gustin-is-engaged-to-girlfriend-la-thoma-see-her-ring/

FYI, if you girls have no chill about this; there is tumblr and the key words ‘ Barry Allen Imagines’ 😉

 

Internship Journey Begins

In a blink of an eye, 2 years of college life is almost up. I am currently in internship program required by my college. I am internally crying for I am a type 2 introvert, and I am also a S & C from the DISC spectrum. Anywho, the company that I interned with is somewhat my dream company at my hometown, now I am on my 2nd day of the 3 months program. My current colleagues are nice people and they are super friendly, one of the Sabahan trait.

Working for a familiar magazine company is most of everyone’s dream, including mine. I have yet to learn a lot, I’m turning 20 tomorrow on the 27th. Yay quarter life crisis.

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This post doesn’t have a specific title for my own emotions are all over the place. My grandfather passed on on Easter Sunday afternoon, I managed to see him one last time the night before. I was away from home from college, One my second year last year… He was diagnosed with cologne cancer and was in a bad state for me. My grandfather and I have a special bond, even though I have younger cousins and a sister below me… I am the first grandchild he had and my given name, Sonia was given by him. Yes, even though I personally dislike that name because of sceptical people; I am still grateful for that.

Growing up, I may not physically express my love to my grandpa. However, I do love  him in my own way. Normally, I would wait for my mom and grandpa after church for his elderly choir. I was a kid back then, I threw a lot of tantrums about it. Yet… My grandpa doesn’t say anything about it. As years goes by to my adolescence years, I am the black sheep of the family due to my ‘hanzo’ phase; I would always scream and shout at all of cousins including my sister. I know my grandpa is always annoyed with me behaving like that, he never said anything.

Fast foward, today.  I am almost finished with my diploma studies, his condition was getting worse each day. It pains me to be far away from him, cause I am scared of losing my grandpa. All my memories with him would forever be memories and I don’t have anyone reminisce with . However, I am reliefed that God decided to take him away during Easter. He knows that my grandpa had been suffering, All of god’s doings are the best. Although I am not ready to let go yet, I have to.

My best memory with my grandpa would be my preschool days, sometimes after school he would fetch me, my cousin and my sister. He would bring us to eat ice cream without telling my mom, however… She would found out eventually and lecture him on not to let us eat ice cream. My grandpa is also very peculiar, he wasn’t allow to eat any kind of food, he would have the ‘Kia Su’ attitude and tried to eat it. That happened when he was first admitted to the hospital and it was the lunar this year, it was the reunion dinner. He wasn’t allowed to eat braised pork, everyone – the adults already told him he can’t eat it. While everyone was chit chatting, He would try to go incognito and snuck a bite. Now, he can’t eat it anymore.

Good bye grandpa, I will miss you tenfold for you had been asking where I was all the time when I am far away from you. May you reunite with your sister and brother there. You would always be the best grandpa I ever have.