There's something about a successful convention that's just a life-affirming experience. Like you just feel like awesome things can happen all the time, and yes, there's a community out there that you can always feel like a part of. I was thrilled to see so many people from Anime Boston at Anime Weekend Atlanta, and especially thrilled when AB people recognized me. Kilgamayan even asked if I had brought my Koakuma or Byakuren outfits. In previous journals, I've covered my angst over feeling like my life kinda just stopped after I graduated. However, it becomes impossible for me to believe nothing can happen in my life when, in the span of a single weekend, I see my Anime Boston friends again, I'm among a sea of cosplayers storming a mall food court (to the bewilderment of all others present), I bicker with ZUN over the spelling of my name, I see Eyeshine in concert, and Johnny Yong Bosch is amused by a Vash the Stampede toy I'm carrying.
Now, I am a little ill (con flu and such, just a bit of stuffiness and aches), but I soon plan to initiate what I call "The GSD Initiative". It's basically a reminder to myself to "get s**t done". Start cleaning out my room, apply for some more job openings, prepare my AB2014 cosplays, stuff like that. I'll worry about the smaller things when I get to them, but it seems like time to clean house. I mean, I'd be willing to up and move within the week if I didn't have School Days HQ shipping in the mail. Still wondering if it's possible to make a non-H patch for that. If there isn't one, maybe I'll give it a shot. I'm in it for the schadenfreude and occasionally the peaceful endings, but I felt the anime definitely got the point across of who was screwing who without being explicit. Sorta like Torchwood.