It's been quite a long time since I've used AIB/NDJ and I figured I'd make a post for no earthly reason other than I have a week off for thanksgiving and I'm suuuuuuuuper bored
So yep, hi. I've been rather busy, going about my writing career and a lot of other side projects. Photography, costume design, painting, etc; I've got a book series of 6 planned novels worked out with all the framework and brainstorming done. Lots of writing done, but no finished works yet. However, I've been talking with an editor and we've got a good thing going, and the publisher is on board to take the project into consideration once it's a completed work because he seems to really like what I've got going so far (Finger's crossed).
In the day, I now work for a rather large local catering company as the event coordinating manager and make quite a decent bit of coin doing so. I occasionally take shifts at another local restaurant on the weekends if I need to scratch together some quick cash for whatever thing I don't need buy want to buy (Tales of Zesteria collectors edition anyone?)
But more to the fun stuff, I've started getting into cosplay. Interestingly enough, a friend of mine invited me out to a convention and I thought it would be kinda lame but I had no plans, and they were having a smash tournament, so I figured I'd make an appearance.
Turns out it was probably one of the best weekends I'd had in a really long time. Not only did I take the tournament, but we had a blast doing the whole dress-up thing and meeting celebrities etc;
I went to a Goodwill and spent 11 bucks on a purple suit I found in there and went as a anarchist Joker. Totally overdone, I know, but it was an easy first choice and something I'd done for Halloween in the past so I gave it a shot.
I've met Peter St Paul, Team Four Star, and a bunch of other cool voice actors / anime / video game producers/voice actors/programmers/artists that I really fanboy hard over. And even once, while i was the joker at the last con I had Richard Epcar (The Voice of the Joker in the Injustice series) actually run me down and demand photos with me. Pretty funny, psuedo celebrities chasing you down for pics. Made my weekend.
Had to steal this photo from his Twitter feed.
It's been a rather amazing year. The whole thing has inspired me even more to lose weight. I've lost over 80lbs this year, I can do a 10 mile run now, I can bench 250 and I feel great with myself and I'm so close to achieving my weight goal I can taste it.
And with that comes a huge confidence boost. I've won costume contests, been asked to volunteer for panels with famous voice actors because it turns out I have a knack for it myself (I'd love to get into that field, but how the hell do I even start? haha) and over all it's been quite an amazing experience.
So I've been doing that all year. Showed up to a tournament dressed as Jason Voorhees under the name Voorhees, sat down, never spoke a word to anyone, took the tournament and then afterward slammed a dollar down on the table for money matches. Ended the night basically with a frikkin tip jar. Pretty hilarious.
Dressed up as Santa Jason, didn't ask if I could do it just showed up to an event, sat down in a chair, put up one of those 'roped off areas' next to me and waited. In a few minutes we had a line of people trying to tell me what they wanted for christmas. My buddy Steven dressed as Freddy Krueger in an Elf costume (little pointy booties with bells on them and everything, absolutely hilarious)
We ended up showing up to an event around Halloween time to a local company unannounced and dressed the part, and the guy loved us so much for all the silly stuff we did while we were there that they gave us these amazing Bishoujo versions of Freddy and Jason as a sort of thank you gift.
So now we've recently started a facebook page for fun to showcase our stupid shenanigans. RedWire Cosplay
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