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Went to California last weekend to visit my best friend for my birthday. Had a blast and a half - we went to Fanime Con in San Jose, ate Indian pizza (literally, pizza with butter chicken and Indian spices - it was absolutely terrific) and paid several visits to Mitsuwa Marketplace, which was having a weekend-long okinomiyaki stand. We ended up eating it three times, by the way. I hadn't had okinomiyaki in literally years, and it's one of my favorite foods in the world. Fanime was a lot of fun - it was crowded as hell, but it didn't feel like an "OMG I'M GOING TO DIE!" situation like some other crowded cons. There was a big artists' alley will a LOT of good stuff, and a better-than-average dealer's room - but I was good in both for the most part. (Mainly because there was no VK stuff to speak with. Zip, zero, goose egg. A couple of artists' alley people had Kpop art, but no Jrock).

And meanwhile, I've started my fic for the Give Kai Some Love challege at kai_pleasure, and I am super excited for the return of Season of Kink on June 1! If you're wondering what that is . . . Season of Kink is a bingo-based fanworks challenge. You receive a "bingo card" full of squares, each bearing the name of a kink. You then fill in squares by creating fanworks featuring those kinks. Once you get five squares filled in a line - up, down, across or diagonally - you have a bingo! It's open to all kinds of fandoms and all kinds of fanworks (writing, art, videos, graphics, etc.) - so if you're interested, check it out! (Believe me, if you're going through a writer's block, this is one of the best things to knock the block out!)


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May. 30th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Glad you had a safe trip & enjoyed yourself!
May. 30th, 2015 07:52 am (UTC)
Glad you had fun at the con! :) It is weird that there was such a lack of Jrock stuff... Surely there's a lot of crossover between those fans and the anime/mange crowd? I mean, look at us! XD

Also, seconding the bingo as a useful tool for writer's block! There's just something wonderfully focusing about having a plan to work through. ;)
May. 31st, 2015 11:24 am (UTC)
How long do you have to work through the bingo challenge? Debating if I have time to sign up for it or not.
Jun. 1st, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
The challenge is open until September 30 - we figure we'd give people an entire summer (plus a little on either end) to complete their bingos! (Sorry I'm late in replying, I was AFK all day yesterday!)
Jun. 1st, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
That seems fair :)
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