AX 2013

July 17, 2013 8:37 PM

I should’ve written this earlier but I think the many consecutive days of not working on anything was getting me anxious and restless, so I ended up drawing like 15 pages before thinking it’s ok to do something unproductive HAHA…

This was the first time I’ve been to AX since 2008, it was stressful to prepare and tiring to endure, but I had a great great time because in between these years, I’ve made a lot of close friends with whom I’ve never had an opportunity to meet. They were the highlights of the con and I wish I had stayed an extra few days longer esp when they offered to take me around LA touristing and fooding Q_Q we had soooooo much korean food tho I went from lv 0 korean food experience to at least lv 16, and I thoroughly felt what it feels like to be a non chinese surrounded by chinese people because I was so tense being surounded by koreans HAHA… THE HEAVY PRESENCE OF NON CHINESE ASIANS IS AVERY STRESSFUL THING.

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I met my bff Sepia for the first time!! AND SHE HELPED ME MAKE SO MUCH SALES I’m kind of ashamed that I learned how to better man my table from her even tho it’s the 2nd con she’s ever been to in any form whatsoever sob. Even tho she’s not as hyper as most of my other friends–or maybe it’s because she’s not as hyper–we had a nice and pleasant time during and after the con. She was so thoughtful and brought us food and even made me home printed business cards after I ran out ;-; and she fired me from making my own business cards because I sucked too much at it ): and I met her flaffy purdy kitty ophelia before I flew out and had delicious homemade ramen by her dad TY SEPIA FOR PROVIDING MY SURVIVAL NECESSITIES

And here is erina the facedrawer/eraser who I also met for the first time
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I didn’t take pics with anyone else I also met for the first time or first time in ages ): I was able to buy prints from some of them and have dinner with the rest of dem non artists. I sure am glad ax ends at a reasonable hour cus who does that anymore (lol otakon or akon hours) Here are some prints from KL, noabing, ruina, darkhikari, and ippus!! I didn’t get a print from some people I visited BECAUSE THEY WONT LET ME BUY THEM AN INSISTED ON TRADING and I forgot to visit them for trades after the con crey (sorry nagu ;-;)
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CA weather was also remarkably forgiving, I actually flew into cooler weather and made the days all the easier to get by. I also would’ve died from logistics had it not been for Finni and Alex’s help, thanks soooo much!

And of course all the pics above belong to other people and the only pics I took were on the plane LOL… HOW SURPRISING. I saw some mini july 3 fireworks on the flight down and it was cute ouo

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ending with some more pix of the sky
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8 Comments

  • I think we were on the same flight to AX! but I was too goddamn shy to say hi OTL

    • HAHA SORRY i don't know what you look like ;-; I remember a group of youngish people on the same flight as me both there and back and thinking to myself they were probably there for ax lol

    • I think we were on the same bus to the airport too haha. omg I'm so creepy ;A; If I am brave enough I will say hi at Otakuthon xDD

  • Helios

    (pssst if you visit the US more you can see Sepia and go on food raids all the time. just sayin'. hit SF next, we can use all the asians we can get)

    Also! Again, good seeing you. I gifted one of the prints I bought to my friend and the other two are up by the 'Basilica' I got from your first AX. Classy wall is classy.

  • Wow, AX seems like a huge and wonderful con; all the great artists seem to live in America orz. Nice that you were able to meet up with your long-time friends! :>

    Ah my gosh, my friend came to AX from Australia and visited you for me! She told me and I flailed and screeched at her – haha, it really means a lot. You've been my inspiration for over six years… and I've never had the chance to come over.

    Someday I hope I'll get to meet you in person! ; u ;

  • Ruina

    It was great seeing you again~~!! I'm glad to hear you had fun despite preparation stresses. ;v; And I"m so sorry I kept missing you/couldn't hang out longer…maybe next time! And thank you so much for the Weirin print, I love it so much…so gorgeous… ;v; <333