krazorspoon hosted a Homestuck fantroll meet up and the outcome was fantastic! Everyone was so enthusiastic and it was really inspiring to see all the fantrolls everyone created! We’re planning another Fantroll Meet Up at 2016 Geek Kon! It’ll be by the fountain on the main floor, just like before! Keep an eye out for DKI! 8D
[S] Vriska & Aradia: Show Off Your Sweet Haul to Equius
Equius plays Skyrim while Aradia and Vriska watch on; they eventually leave to go shopping at local sweet shops as he continues to play. The girls come back and show off what they bought to Equius and Vriska tries Nik-L-Nips [wax bottles] for the first time.
Hello DitjyKotch-Inc! I’m very sorry if this is a bad time (please ignore me if it is), but I would like to thank you. I have been watching your cosplay videos for as long as I can remember, and have always idolized you for how brave you guys are to put yourselves out there- both on YouTube and in cons. I wished I could be like you guys- you all seemed so cool!
That’s when my friend came up to me. Her teacher, a group of other students, and her were all going to a local con near our school. Her teacher had told her to offer people from other classes a chance to go to the con with them, so she’d come up to me first to ask. After a bit of shocked silence, I nodded frantically and made a high-pitched noise of yesyesyesyesyesyesPLEASEletmegotothiscon. Thus, I was put on the ever-growing list of con-attendee’s in her classroom.
I ran home that day and I watched as many DKI videos as I could. I watched the old ones, the new ones, the tutorials and the random ones. I poured over every single one in the following weeks, as I went to meetings, bought my tickets, and made my cosplay. I was so excited- it was like being on an extended sugar high for me. I was euphoric, daydreaming about the cosplays I’d see and how I’d act.
And then came the crash.
In the wonderful euphoria of pre-con excitement, one important thing was shoved out of the way- my social anxiety. I was so busy being happy over going to a con for the first time, it got pushed to the back burner. But, maybe a week before con, I was reading the news on my phone, when I came across something about the con I was going to. So, I clicked it. The headline read, “9 000 people expected to come to Comic-Con on first day.” And that was when my anxiety hit me like a bag of bricks.
This is probably a very small con compared to what you guys go to. However, like I said, it was my first con, and I am very socially anxious, to the point I start to get nervous when talking to only two people. This was a humongous number to me- and this was only on the first day, a Thursday. I actually had to sit down when I read the headline, because it sank in at that moment that I was going to be trapped in a small, crowded space with that amount of people who were probably going to be quite noisy and wanting pictures. Or, rather, they’d want pictures if I had a decent cosplay. I started to get doubts about going to this con.
This is where you come in again. I had ran up to my room and locked my door, attempting to find something on YouTube that would sufficiently calm me down so I could think clearly. I watched a couple videos from others, then reverted back to you. I watched how you interacted with others, and how you all seemed to enjoy yourselves just talking to each other. I was calm enough by that point to realize that if I kept at least one friend by my side, I might be able to survive. Just my luck, my friend had dragged me into cosplaying a couple with her. Okay, check one. I looked at how you posed for photos and interacted with other cosplayers. Okay, I could give at least one compliment- I do that every day. I began to watch more and more cosplay videos, branching out from your group to others. I slowly began to mentally prepare for the con.
The day of, I was nervous beyond belief. Since we were leaving for the con at the beginning of last period, I would have to go to school in full cosplay and makeup. My little group of friends also would have to walk 15 minutes to the train station and take a 30 minute to 1 hour ride to get to the con. I was getting so many stares that day. So, at lunch, I pulled up some of my favourite videos on my phone, which included some of yours. For the entire lunch break, I helped my best friend put on her makeup and prosthetics and watched your videos to calm myself down. I wrestled my head into a wig cap and eventually my wig, touched up my cosplay and makeup, and went to class. I tried to think of how you guys interacted with the other cosplayers on the walk to the train and on the ride there.
And then, we arrived.
I did not expect the enthusiasm of the cosplay community. While my cosplay was sub-par (I would include pictures, but Internet safety and all that), 20 people asked to take photos of me. Yes, I’m such a dork that I counted how many people liked my cosplay. My friend and I got so many compliments for what was my first and her second ever cosplay.
The con was a blur of lemonade and running around, but by the time I sat down, I was satisfied. My head hurt from wearing my wig for 8 hours straight, I couldn’t feel my feet, and I was half asleep by the time I got home, but I felt absolutely no regret for going. The exhilarating feeling that I got from the con stayed with me for hours after I had left, and I felt so happy that I was able to be a part of such an amazing thing.
So, thank you. I’ve written you a small novel explaining what probably is just superficial, but I just wanted to say how much it means to me. You were one of the groups that inspired me to cosplay, and one of two YouTubers that kept me calm during the day-of-con panic. Thank you for creating your channel and making me smile with your videos. I’m sorry for rambling, and I think I should go now so that I don’t accidentally write you another page of superfluous garbage. I hope you have a fantastic day/night/evening/morning!
Started off the morning as Gorillaz and tried to find “Him” aka “The Spine” from Steam Powered Giraffe. He was rumored to be running around the con. Later, we switched into Homestuck! More shenans ensued and mectohoney got to reveal her secret cosplay!