Hello, my name is Kristen Stacy and I'm your typical OTAKU with an obsession for anything and everything ANIME. The one that draws and creates with it's influence and inspiration. I know and speak more than a little fluent Japanese and I continue to study it's language and culture. I'm what you'd call a "coffee-holic" full of hyper active energy and outgoing packed with spunk. I'm an alto with heart and soul that loves to dive into melodies and spontaneous choruses.
私を常に聞くことをありがとう、私の弱さを受け入れるためにありがとう。 、傷つけるそれらをそれらによって傷ついている人々と混ざり… それは他とあなた自身についていかに学ぶかである。 、決してだれでもあなた自身を気遣えない。 私は誰かが…、彼らは好むとはじめて言うのをいつ聞くか考える それからあなた自身のようににことができる始める… 私はあなた自身に少しを許すことができるようにはじめてあなたがあなた自身を好むことができる…感じるか誰かがいつ受け入れるか考える
Thank you for always listening to me and thank you for accepting my weakness. Mingling with people, hurting them, getting hurt by them... that's how you learn about others and about yourself. If you don't, you'll never be able to care about anyone but yourself. I think when you hear someone say that they like you, for the first time... then you can begin to like yourself... I think when someone accepts you for the first time you feel like you can forgive youself a little, you can like yourself...
傷つき、問題を引き起こし、そしてあなたが握りこぶしの時間の間生命の底への落下の後で理解する感じがあればあなたが理解しない感じがある。 美しい事に抵抗するが、あることの後で美をはじめて愛し始める打つ。 苦痛は親切さを必要とし、暗闇のためにそれを立てることは日曜日を必要とする。 それらの軽視、それらのである無益言うことができない。
There are feelings that you don't understand unless you get hurt and cause problems and there are feelings you understand for the fist time after falling to the bottom of life. You resist beautiful things, but after being beat up you start to love beauty for the first time. Pain needs kindness and for darkness to stand out it needs the sun. You can't make light of either of them and you can't say either of them is worthless.
Day 0: I was planning on attending Day 0, but the hotel that I was registered at was only for days 1-4. I wasn't planning on cosplaying, but if I did I'd garner my miko (shrine maiden) garb. I was a bit upset because I was scheduled for a photo shoot that day with a good photographer friend of mine, Pika Inc. Photography.
Day 1: I cosplayed my Lolita version of Ghoulia Yelps. The day started out great when I ran into a lovely Dawner that wanted a photo with me after parking the car near the hotel where I'd be staying and found another Monster High cosplayer (Rochelle Goyle), but waiting in that long line in front of the convention center in the scorching heat was horrible. I waited almost three hours to get my badge and I was about ready to give out. My right leg and standing in those wedges... I couldn't take it. I literally felt like crying. My knee was swollen and there was blisters on my feet. The panels that I wanted to attend that day were changed to another time or cancelled.
Day 2: I cosplayed my original kunoichi Ginna Tsukihana and my boyfriend with me present as Shino Aburame. We attended the Naruto gathering at three in the afternoon and I sorta felt neglected since my cosplay was an original character (OC). To be honest, I don't think originals are appreciated enough like Cannon. It should be equal especially when someone puts in the time and effort to make their cosplay. Feeling down in the dumps, I left about half way through the gathering and went to the Sailor Moon panel to sit down and no later than ten minutes to get up because it was over. I was able to film just a bit though. I forgot which booth it was, but I got my badge signed by Cristina Valenzuela the voice actor of Noel Vermillion and a picture with her and Patrick Seitz the voice actor of Ragna the Bloodedge. I wish I would've brought my Blazblue: Continuum Shift DS game to get signed, but I had no room in my luggage for any extra stuff. Later that day since I never got the chance to do so, I was planning on posting stuff to my social media sites and my laptop immediately ran out of battery life and better yet my cord was forgotten back was in the car. That's why I couldn't post any morning cosplay previews nor images of my whereabouts for my AX give-away.
Day 3: I cosplayed my original senshi Sailor Aquarius: Guardian of the Winds with my keyblade Wind's Requiem in hand. It was repaired for the time being and went through kind of a color change on some parts to hide the chips and cracks, but it made due since I ran out of time to scrap and make a new one. I got to the line in the entertainment hall for the Viz Media booth before three in the afternoon so that I could get a good spot instead of waiting in the back and got a Sailor Moon poster. It wasn't what I expected and I was utterly disappointed. I felt like it was a complete waste and I brought my Sailor Moon tee for nothing. It was NOT the signing of the original cast just a photo op of the new cast. I thought that I would be taking a photo with them, but I was wrong. I was only allowed to take a photo of them and then leave if I wasn't taking photos. It was completely ridiculous and none the less the staff was rude. I was supposed to attend the Sailor Moon gathering at five in the afternoon, but the shun that I got from the Naruto gathering on Day 2, I didn't bother going afraid of the same type of reaction. Since my give-away wasn't going as planned and I had made no posts I decided to cancel it all together and save it for another give-away that I'll have later that's international instead of restricted for those who couldn't attend AX.
Day 4: I cosplayed Gumi Megpoid in beach attire. I got my first EVER cosplay interview by Steampunk Starraisin from AmberStreet.com. It was such an honor and that made up for all of the negativity and the drama during those past three days.
Well, it's over and I'm home. Anime Expo was okay for the most part, in spite of the problems and drama I experienced. I'm glad that my boyfriend and my closest friends were there for me throughout the whole convention experience making some of it enjoyable and cheering me up. I wish I could have went to a lot more panels and spent more time with certain people that I wasn't able to hang out with, but it's done and can't be changed. I made a few new friends, some of whom I'm still trying to find. Hopefully I'll go again next year. Here's to hoping, at least.