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Anime Boston 2012 day 1

Last April was too soon, I guess, but this year Madoka has become as popular here as it is in Japan. Cosplayers everywhere. I have a few cool pics to put up some time. The Madoka panel was given an entire exhibit hall. This was overkill in a sense, we didn't even half fill it, but that's a lot more space than the typical panel room can provide. Good panel too; one point was Madoka deconstructing both Magical Girl and Moe fetishism, but only reconstructing Magical Girl at the end; getting off on suffering and vulnerability is left in uncomfortable pieces.

This year I saw more T-shirts about specific anime, but of course most of them are for stuff like Naruto, not stuff I watch. There was a Haruhi Suzumiya shirt... with her pulling her shirt off and exposing her bra. Who of either sex wants to walk around with that in public? Similarly there was a Spice and Wolf shirt with nice art... of naked Horo. From behind, mostly showing buttcrack and underboob, but still, not the identify statement I want to be making. I got a Firefly Venn diagram instead.

Other cosplayers: Dalek. Tardis. 10th Doctor. Ouran, Bleach, Death Note, Suzumiya, and Avatar are still running around.

Someone thought Japanese curry actually came to them via the British, not directly from Asia. Someone else said it uses turmeric and cumin, but leaves out the red pepper. Makes sense, given that the only hot thing in Japanese cuisine is wasabi, if you call that hot. I'm not sure what it is.

This year I know people! Yay!

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Apr. 10th, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
Irrelevant question.
I've been googling, trying to find this song. The closest thing I found to it (by lyrics) was a web blog with you being the author.. I think. Desperately wanting to hear find this song I've been trying to find a way to personally email you but this was the closest thing I found, so sorry if it is unrelated to everything on this site or an incoveniance but if you know any info about this song please help?!
"Prowl, run, howl at the full moon
I can't do it right, don't know why I try.
Soon the moon will be rising
Oh woe is the life of a werewolf."
thank you
Apr. 10th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: Irrelevant question.
Oh, hey. Yeah, I know the song, from an old filk tape I copied from a friend. I don't know much about the provenance. I might be able to find the title if I can find the tape, or ask my friend to look at her copy. Not right now, though.

It is rather annoying. I guess it wasn't popular enough to jump to the Internet. Not the only one I've had trouble finding.
Apr. 15th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Irrelevant question.
Hey mystery person, if you're still checking in:

"The Were-Wolf's Lament", on "Snow Magic", by Cynthia McQuillin and Koslover?

Off Centaur apparently went out in a drama bomb so you'll never see legal new copies of its albums like Snow Magic or "Minus Ten and Counting". And Cynthia McQuillin died young, well middle aged (Wikipedia).

Edited at 2012-04-15 03:08 am (UTC)
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