Anime Revisited!

See what I’ve been watching of the anime!

Hello guys and welcome back! I hope you all are doing well and had amazing, wonderful, and safe weekends!

Let’s talk about some anime!

I have been watching Deathnote while I work out to keep it fun. Deathnote is one of those anime’s I’ve watched part of before but never finished it and I never remembered why. I’m only a few episodes in and I’m loving it. It’s the dubbed version. For those who don’t know what Deathnote is about, a teenage boy has found a magical notebook where a person will die not long after their name has been written in the notebook. This teenage boy uses it to kill criminals but has caught the attention of law enforcement due to the events of all these people “coincidentally” dying of heart attacks. I am really enjoying the voice acting of the dubbed version. I’m also not always the best at figuring out mysteries, especially in shows (minus Murder, She Wrote, I’m the best at that) so trying to figure out what is going to happen next and who L really is, is fun and keeping me on my toes. Plus it keeps me looking forward to watching the next episode which means more working out which is really helping me 😛

From time-to-time I’ve also been watching Hamtaro. Oh i love those little rodent faces just so much. It’s super cutesy and feel good. Super light and not too deep into anime so you don’t feel too weeb-y and there’s like zero commitment to it which is even better for casual watching. It you have no idea about Hamtaro, it is all about hamsters, most pets of people, and the adventure they get in to while their humans aren’t around. Each hamster has a cute personality and it just makes the show cute and fun.

And just like all my other posts I am still watching Case Closed, subbed. The kids are super cute and I love the different mysteries. Though the kids are cute, I don’t understand how Conan is able to put up with the sometimes annoying antics of his kid friends. I mean even I get annoyed with the childish antics of my friends. 😛 Only sometimes. 😉

Positive vibes are being sent your way, guys. And as always, stay classy and sassy ❤

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Revisiting Anime & Manga!

What I have been watching and reading lately!

It has most definitely been awhile since I have last talked about anime. And today will be the first time I talk about manga!

So what have I been watching?

Case Closed: Still watching this cute gem. How can you not love this cute little boy? Yes, I know he’s not actually a little boy but he’s absolutely adorable! I really enjoy the mystery of what’s actually happened in the particular case of that particular episode and the looks on the adult’s faces when Conan figures it out and lays it out to them like it was stupid simple and right in front of them the entire time. The voice acting is quite good as well. It’s believable AND the Japanese voice actors don’t get annoying with their voices. Something I find personally to happen with at least one character!

Sonic X: This show is one of the reason why I got Hulu in the first place and I’m only now getting to it. And I’ve had Hulu for a couple of years now. I know, I’m bad. I remember as a kid purposely getting up early to watch it when it was on Saturday morning cartoons. I have always loved Sonic and found myself really enjoying the show. I still find the show to be enjoyable. But some of the characters are far more annoying to me now. Like Big the Cat. Though I do find him very endearing and lovable I still can’t stand him.

Now what have I been reading?

Sword Art Online: So the other night I stumbled upon the novels of Sword Art and was shocked. I had no idea these even existed so of course I picked up the first one. I’m only a little bit of the way in and I have to say, I really enjoy it. It’s different, of course, but still true to what I’ve watched in the anime which makes me very happy. I find that if things are too similar I find myself disappointed because I love the differences between book and screen. It keeps it fresh, gives different perspectives and gives it a more whole-istic (:P) view afterwards in my opinion. I will let you know more once I get further in!

Death Note:  I recently have been picking up the Death Note black editions because I’ve always wanted to own the manga and found these to be the best looking of them for my shelf. It’s all about aesthetics. At least that’s a big part for me. 😀 I have watched part of the anime; I never finished it because of reason, not good ones but reasons, and I really enjoyed the anime so it made me really want to read the manga. And own it, obviously. I don’t know what it is but I always enjoy the manga better than the anime. I don’t know if it’s because it has more free range or what but I do. And this is no exception. So much better.

What have you been reading and watching? What should I get into next? Let me know!

Stay classy and sassy, loves!

Con Life with Collinswoah13

My Animatic Con Experience!!!

Hello and welcome back my wonderful little pretties of the internet!

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending Animatic Con in Blue Ash, Ohio. This con is just a wee little babe as this year was only it’s second year of existence. So it was quite an intimate con. Definitely the smallest and youngest con I have ever been to.

I did not know what I was going to get from this con as it is new and in Blue Ash of all random places. What I did know was it fit in my schedule of cons (if you didn’t know this year, 2017, is the year of the cons for me) and that upon research it supported a fantastic cause. Animatic con is very supportive of people with disabilities and works hand-in-hand with an Autism charity, giving half of their proceeds from badge sales to the charity. For those who do not know, I actually used to work with children on the spectrum at two of my previous jobs so it is something that is near and dear to my heart so I didn’t care if the con ended up being a dud or whatever, I knew I wanted to purchase a full weekend pass at full price to help out the most I could as a con goer 😉

To be completely honest when Mathew (the mysterious boyfriend now has an official name!) and I arrived at the con and popped on over to registration to get our badges, it was a bit of a mess. No one acknowledged us when we arrived, it was a cluster of people and no help or indication of where to go. We got through it though, grabbed our passes and were cruising around to see what was what and what was where. Unfortunately the way that the Crowne Plaza is set up is a little awkward for an anime convention but they really did make it work with what they had. I just wish that everyone had a bit more space for more cosplayers and a bigger artist alley. But hey, those are hopes and dreams for the con as it grows. Which it will.

I have to rave on and on about the artists alley and the cosplayers that had booths. Amazing job. I wanted (and did) throw my monies at these people. It was great that they had such an array of people and products there. It wasn’t just a lot of the same. Almost every single booth was different from the last which I think (and hope) helped out the artists quite a bit. Such amazing talent. The dealers room was a bit lack luster. I say this just because it was a small space and the first thing you see when walking in to the dealers room is tables that are empty advertising for other cons. It just made the set up feel empty and lacking. I’m all for promotion of other cons but when you have a dealers room as small as this, I feel that the other con advertising would be best suited elsewhere. But that’s just me and I do not run a con. I did think that the products offered in the dealers room where good. It felt a lot like artists alley, each table was unique in what they were offering. I also felt better about handing over my money to these people as they were quite welcoming and friendly rather than your typical dealers room. Which isn’t the fault of the typical dealers rooms, they have more people to move through and have to be quick and can’t give you undivided attention. It was just a nice change of pace at Animatic Con.

Most of the panels at Animatic Con were not the best sadly. The content was lacking it seemed and VERY niche-y. The exception to this would be the guest panels. Now here is the moment of the blog where I will nerd out completely and just rave and rave and rave and nothing will stop me. I hope you. are. ready.

I had the great opportunity and pleasure of meeting and experiencing Mikey Mason. If you know who this man is then, you are the best person there is and GOOD JOB YOU! If you don’t, I highly recommend consuming everything he has to offer. He is a musical performer and comedian and I just fell in love with him and his talent. He is absolutely hilarious. He music is great. It’s total nerd/geek music. What is there not to love? And he’s got a good voice and sound. Ah-mazing. It didn’t help that I got ballsy and volunteered to have him serenade me on stage. Yes, Mathew was watching and aware the entire time guys. It’s all good. 😛

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But, Mikey put on three concerts and had a comedy panel over the course of the three day weekend. I personally was able to attend two of the three concerts and the comedy show. Dude is hilarious. He makes call backs every show and it’s great. He really plays off of the audience and has relatable content. Very relatable. He’s very friendly, personable and has a personality that just draws you in. If you guys get anything from this blog post today, I hope it’s him. Just check him out. You will NOT regret it.

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I do have to say this has probably been my best con experience to date. It’s the smallest and newest con I have ever attended but the friendliest. I felt like I really was able to make friends with everyone there. They were all welcoming and inclusive. I was able to meet, talk, enjoy and have beers with both the guests and attendees. Kiddie pool full of beer anyone? And that, made the con for me. The fact that everyone was down to Earth enough to do that and that everyone actually talked. Too often anymore con goers are just keeping to themselves. Not breaking out and making friends. Sticking to your clique and just snapping pictures of cosplayers and doing your own thing. This time was different. It was about coming together and being a community. Being a friend group and that’s important. It’s what I think the nerd, anime and con communities are all about. It seems to have gotten lost in the last couple years but I’m glad it’s not gone forever, just lost it’s way and is coming back.

On that note, thank you Animatic Con. I can’t wait to see what you bring next year and I can’t wait to attend.

Stay classy and sassy until Wednesday y’all. ❤

What I am Currently Watching: Anime!

What I am currently powering through anime edition!

Hello friends!

Keeping with Wednesday’s theme, I thought I would share what anime’s I’ve been watching recently. Going to Ohayocon really put me in the anime watching mood for sure! So let’s get in to it:

Case Closed (subbed):

So I started watching this late last year and just kind of fell off the wagon with it. Which this is not uncommon of me. I absolutely fell in love with the little kids and Conan himself. Its just too cute and I love mysteries. And anime. So it just is perfect for me. I recently picked it back up and have not been disappointed in my decision at all. I now desperately want to get a detective Conan figure because HE’S ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I also really enjoy the voices for this show immensely. I think they were perfectly cast.

Sword Art Online (dubbed):

Now I watched the first season Sword Art Online before but I watched the subbed and wanted to try the dubbed. I know that both me and my friends personally usually are the types of people that if we hear one first, we always prefer it that way, whether its subbed or dubbed first we then prefer that version. Now with the dubbed Sword Art Online, I think this may be my only exception to this rule. As much as I LOVE the subbed voices for Kirito especially, I really found myself enjoying the translations and voice actors that were chosen for the dubbed version quite a bit more than the subbed. And who doesn’t want to spend as much time as they can watching the love story between Asuna and Kirito? I personally love their love. #goals 😉

Deadman Wonderland (dubbed):

Okay, so this show. Let me tell you. I REALLY enjoy this show but I have to watch it in very limited sittings and I will happily tell you why. Now I am a weird one. I know, who would have thought it? Well I have this fear and uneasy-ness when it comes to blood. Even fake blood. I just can’t do certain things when it comes to it. If you know anything about Deadman Wonderland then you know they have blood powers. Yuck. Major yuck. Now I think it’s super cool and the show is phenomenal in my opinion but it is SUPER hard for me to sit through with their blood powers. Its silly, I know but I can’t help it! So I seriously only watch an episode here and there but when I do, I get super hyped about the show again 😛

Pokemon:

Oh, good ole Pokemon. I have been watching OG with Misty and Brock but I have also been trying to catch X and Y whenever I get a chance because I personally think that is the second best of the series. Say what you want but I really just adore Chespin. I also think the story line is up there with the first season. I just also desperately want to revisit my childhood so that’s also why I’ve been watching Pokemon 😛

So what have you guys been watching? Let me know in the comments 🙂 If you’ve watched these animes what were your thoughts on them? Any recommendations for what I should watch next?

Until next time, stay classy and sassy 😉