First of all, this has nothing to do with magazine-reviews, scanlation-updates or any of that sorts. This is purely a rant of my recent frustration. (because I refuse to open my own blog, therefore I once again, am hijacking this perverts only lair.)
My latest number #1 frustration? I can’t go AFA.
What is AFA? Anime Festival Asia- It’s basically one of the biggest Anime, Comic, Games (ACG) conventions in south-east Asia.
And I can’t go. Due to my friend’s parents insisting she not go- which honestly, I think it’s her own decision and that she’s the one who does not want to go.
She’s my best friend and all, but I blame it for being that-time-of-the-month, that I feel so betrayed. We’ve been planning to go to this event even before the date was announced… and that was at least 4months ago? So imagine (at least) FOUR months worth of waiting, getting hyped, porn, planning, and “I don’t think I can go to AFA anymore”. Sucks right?
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting the trip to be a success to begin with due to a string of unfortunates:
- First problem was that we had to be back by Sunday night or risk getting barred from our Malaysian
bullshit Studies finals due to low attendance – but we overcame this by deciding to skip the first part of college, making it in time for the class in the afternoon;
- Secondly, probably lack of funds (on my side) – but I overcame this by resisting my tendency to buy manga, binge on Godiva shakes, stock on Pocky and resorting to cheap <RM6 lunches (only on certain occasions would I splurge slightly).
- And finally, the decision to skip AFA Day2. Again, due to Malaysian
bullshit Studies, but this time, it was the fact that the mid-term paper was moved to the next day. Seriously, what kind of college moves their bloody exam dates at their own freewill at such short notice? Only my seriously awesome college *insert sarcasm*. Rather than hoping to be back by Monday, we decided to skip Day2 and take a morning bus back on Sunday, or if possible a Saturday night bus.
See how imperfect the trip was going to be? We would be going all the way down to Singapore for less than a day, come back and attempt to study
bullshit all the while feeling tired but happy of our trip. Sadly, I’ll never know if I could pass M bullshitS without studying now.
Now, due to such circumstances, another problem/dilemma has cropped up for me. Technically, I think I can still go to AFA. But, 1) I will be going alone; and 2) I will not have a place to stay. As much as I want to bug THE AWESOMELY FUNNY, TALENTED, NICE, SWEET UNTAINTEDSIN to let me crash at her place for a night, I’ll feel bad for intruding. I also highly doubt my mother will let me go all the way down to Singapore alone, (not) knowing I have a(n)
pointless exam on Monday. …And it just won’t seem right going to an event without my best friend. I wish my life was a tad simpler.
To be frank, I don’t know why I’m so bummed out about not going to AFA. As much as I like going to ACG events and seeing some
hot cosplayers, meeting new people and buying doujin merchandises, in the end, they are all just the same events- just bigger and better depending on the place. Heck, I stopped going to such events from 2003 – 2008 due to the somewhat sad managed events at that time, and it was only after an event in March this year did I start getting excited to join such events.
But, maybe it’s because I won’t be able to attend ComicFiesta (the largest ACGc here), an event I’ve been waiting for because my very first tailored costume was tailored for the sole purpose of the Ragnarok Online group of this event, and now it may never see the light other than from my bedroom? Or it could have been due to a recent event that wasn’t entirely bad, but I honestly didn’t enjoy it due to, once again, the many many problems that popped up at literally the last minute? Or maybe because I’m going through a cycle of hormones changing. Who knows.
So there you go for volume 1 of my rants. Will most likely be ranting again tomorrow as I’m still deciding if I should go to the event or save money to buy 4 out of 6 of the costumes for my cosplay plan next year… decisions, decisions ):