This year saw the return of Shaz to Fanime! Hooray! The Terrible Cult is reunited once again! Sadly, this may have also been our last Fanime, as two members seem to be over it, which bums me out to no end because I look forward to Memorial Day Weekend every year, and I know we’ll never get our act together for a regular meet up otherwise. Fanime gave us an excuse and a solid date for meeting up every year.
This was also the year that Fanime FINALLY got their act together re: registration, and there was ZERO LINE. Seriously. Last year and the year before we waited like 3 hours for our badges. It was obscene. I was dreading this year, and wondering how they would mess it up. This year was a breeze and I loved it. So thank you Fanime!
Onto the con!
Shaz, FeyNouveau, and I attended Wondercon 2014, held April 18-20. We only went for one day though, so it was a very rushed day. We only attended one panel, and then spent the rest of the time in the dealer’s room, which was kind of a bummer. Also, I am burning out on taking cosplay pics, which depresses me. I love cosplay, but it’s hard finding ones that I really like, and then I always find pics later of ones that I missed out on. Plus other people take way better pics than I do. Anyway, more after the jump.
Ok, so one of my resolutions is to update this blog more regularly (EDIT: BOY DID I FAIL THIS), although my focus will be changing to more of a food blog than a book blog. I’ll probably still talk about random geek stuff occasionally (like conventions!), but want to try cooking more this year. Was feeling pretty blah about cooking and ate a lot of mediocre meals last year (chips and salsa is a meal, right?).
Anyway, starting the year off with a traditional Japanese food, ozoni.
Just a brief food post.
Apple cheddar scones. Recipe from smitten kitchen. I had some granny smith apples that needed using, and I don’t normally eat those kind of apples plain. Honeycrisp and Fuji are my eating apples.
Slightly overdone. Also, my cheddar wasn’t sharp enough, as I could barely taste the cheese baked into it. These are much improved when eaten with a slice of cheese on top of it. I may forego the sugar sprinkling on top, too, to get away from a sweet scone.
Random food post here! But it’s my blog, so I’ll do what I want!
Out of curiosity, I decided to make Serious Eats’ ramen pizza. I won’t post the recipe here, so if you’re interested, you can click the link and head over there.
Yeah, I’m almost caught up! Except this is when I started watching a TON of anime because all this amazing stuff came out! I can barely keep up now! Fall is insane. I’m pretty sure Winter 2014 will return to normal levels of 3 or 4 shows though because so far, all I’m looking forward to is Sailor Moon, Space Dandy, and Silver Spoon 2.
All of the following anime are streamed at Crunchyroll, except Blood Lad, which is Hulu.
With me being horrible at updating this blog and in a funk, practically a whole year has gone by without me talking about anime. So I’m going to do this in season chunks still with what I tried and what I stuck with, it’s just really late…
The problem with doing this so late, is my memory really fades on the mediocre and meh anime.