Monday, June 30, 2008

The Big Day...

Is tomorrow! I am really excited for this! ^_^ Going to Anime Expo recharges my batteries so I can take another year of crazy happenings with me and my family. Its the escape that creates the distance between me and the 'real world' that I desperately need sometimes. I leave from here at around 3:30 in the afternoon and we drive all night to reach LA around noon the next day. All of the preparation is done for the things Im doing there, gatherings, cosplay, everything. All I have to do is show up; which I will do.

It would take a divine act of destruction for me not to attend AX. Since I am going to be gone for a week, I wont be checking my Email or doing any blogging(unless I happen upon a free compy, but thats not too likely) Although I still have a full day, I am really excited about going!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Its closer...

^_^ Anime Expo is only 11 days away! I'm really excited for this to happen. All the sights, sounds and cool stuff to buy... *_* ...Sorry...I was thinking about AX. Anyway, I usually wind up rooming with my good friends, but they didnt get a room this year. This kinda saddened me, especially when I was told by my best friends that she might not come to AX.

That was a few days ago. Since that time, they have all decided to go, but since they dont have a room, they were kinda spinning their wheels. I was in the same boat just two days ago. I had my bus fare and my badge paid for, but no place to stay. So what was an Otaku like myself to do? Well...I jumped onto the Anime Expo forums and made a post; saying I needed a room. I am grateful I found a room almost the same day, and Ive made the transaction so all I have to do is show up. Well how funny when my friend decides that she IS going to AX. Least to say, I was excited. I had several room offers and I passed them off to my friends.

Now all I have to do is wait...and pack when the time comes.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Well, Finals were last monday, and I thought I did pretty well. Yesterday a very cool piece of tech came via the mail and I get the feeling its going to change the way I use my Nintendo DS forever. I can use a Compact Flash disk and put all of my movies on it and watch them, whenever I want! This will make any future traveling painless. All of my videos without compressing them in the correct format take up around 8 GB worth of data on my computer. However, I managed to get most of them and a full length movie on there too, and it only take up 1 GB! Meaning I still have roughly 7GB left for pretty much anything I want, and I'm filling it up with neat homebrew programs that people have developed.

However, yesterday all was going really well with my card, though the instructions were a little iffy, I managed to figure it out. Now, when I try and put new folders on there, I cant make them inside of other folders since it will almost certainly crash my system and create two folders inside of the one. But I figured a way around this: Up loading everything first to the root, and THEN moving it around on the card has worked wonders for me. While it does not look too pretty, since the case that was to enclose the CF card was bugging out and the USB port does not work at all, I have to write everything directly to the card from my PC to the adapter. But its so worth it. I love solving my own problems, even though I get frustrated at times, when I finish something without the help of someone else, it brings a smile to my face.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Don't worry...

Be happy! Thats how my attitude should be, but in reality I'm very nervous. My math Final is today and I have a raging cold, which does not add to my concentration at all. But its a 'Do or Die' moment so its got to be done. In other happy news, Anime Expo is right around the corner!

...OK, well technically its not around any corner but it is coming up soon! I keep track of the days using this little webpage I like to stare at the milliseconds ticking away, waiting for my vacation to come.

Since I am traveling by bus again this year, I was going to be stuck without any movies or AMVs to keep me company. Until I learned that I could run Homebrew software on my Nintendo DS. For those not in the know, Homebrew is software developed usually by single people and not for profit and it bypasses the orginal software installed by Nintendo. What does this mean? Well, I can play movies from my DS using a Compact Flash card and a little program to convert my videos stored on my computer to a format that the DS can play. I have ordered all the parts I will need, and I just need them to get here before July so I can put movies onto my 8GB Compact Flash card.

Of course I might install a couple of games on there as well, since it can emulate other systems, but since I'm too poor to afford an iPod Touch or a PSP, I will make due with my modified DS instead.

There! now you are all caught up on my blog and whats been happening recently. When AX comes closer I will post more about it, and if I can get access to a compy there I might even make a post from there! In the mean time, I might post special memories of previous Anime Expos that I have been to.