Friday night Lauren & I went to Disintegration at Bender's, since the theme was "Victorian Apocalypse" and that's very relevant to our interests. It was really excellent people-watching, I enjoyed the primarily thirty-something crowd (and the somewhat perplexing Hipsters standing to the side who didn't move the entire night). Our corsets were a hindrance to dancing, alas, but we looked hot. :D
We went out for cupcakes with the lolitas later, and I made the unwise-yet-unregretted decision to stay up until 3 a.m. to try and win a Volks BJD from their online after-event.( Collapse )
tl:dr, I got the Shinsengumi doll I wanted and didn't get called in to work immediately thereafter (which I would have deserved, but would have SUCKED) and I'm both lucky and happy. :D
Saturday night I went to Sam's birthday party at the local burlesque club, but only got to stay for a few minutes before the pager went off. T_T Actually, we have BLACKBERRIES now, so I look much cooler. But god they're heavy. Sorry Sam, next time!!
I just finished the first season of Gundam 00, and if I may say "HOLY SH!T", I will. My reviews have been mixed (see: Initial Reactions
and A Couple episodes in
), but Mizushima-sensei really managed to make an impressive piece of work whether or not it was a Gundam. The characterizations were still hit or miss, and I was STILL not impressed by the female cast up until the end. That is a HUGE loss from what Seed gave us. Mizushima-sensei does a little too much telling and not enough showing, in high school English terms. But by the end, it (to coin a phrase) pulls a Geass, by staging a huge paradigm shift built on a mountain of corpses, necessitating a complete redesign for the next season.
Yes, there was about a 5 minute period there at the end of episode 25 where I was shrieking at my monitor, swearing vengeance on Mizushima-sensei, and vowing to not watch season 2. Let's just say, it recovered. ;)