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San Diego ComicCon 2012

Posted 08-08-2012 at 04:52 PM by Sylent_Asassin

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SDCC 2012
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    Nice Job! I would say pedicab babe #6(The one with the blue bike and black jacket) is the best. #1 looks like a little kid .
    Posted 08-08-2012 at 07:32 PM by projectile projectile is offline
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, she does look a smidge young, but she's adorable... Not that I want to get with her or anything.

    Funny thing was, all those girls were immigrants and most of them barely spoke English. One girl refused to to have her photo taken becuase she thought she wasn't pretty enough, but she would have been the hottest of the bunch.
    Posted 08-08-2012 at 11:37 PM by Sylent_Asassin Sylent_Asassin is offline
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    Fearless's Avatar
    *slow clap*

    Very nice coverage, Sylent; it's par for the course at this point. I do like how you're contrasting the Con as to what we see on television with the realities of the convention. I admit, I never give much thought to how you have to plan out what you want to see, or even how to dress (God bless you for dressing up in a suit and leather in southern Cali, bro.)

    #'s 2, 6, and 7 are all very sexy. And, yeah, at first I thought #1 was underage. Interesting how the hot one declines a photo... oh well, a man can dream.

    Ah, the booth babes... the great American pastime.

    Fast 5 ref FTW.

    It wouldn't be a huge, public event without people trying to ruin it. I can understand dick security guards (They're just doing their job, after all), but the woman with the stroller, the large rushers, and the religious fanatics should all just leave well enough alone (BTW, those nerds riffing on the Christians have earned my respect this day.)

    Can I just say how much you've made me want to cosplay at some point? "With great power (and a great costume, of course) comes great responsibility." I agree. It's like a V.I.P. pass without having to shell-out for one. Still, comparing costumes with others seems like a blast, and I'm sure running into the same people time after time can be fun, too. Like watercooler talk between geeks.

    And the REAL reason you cosplay... yeah, I want that, too.

    The flood of the same costumes over and over again can be frustrating, I'm sure; I felt that way just scrolling through your picks. Mix it up, people! (mostly ladies ) Would it kill you to put some thought into your costume instead of going with biker Harley for the 20th time in a SEA of other biker Harleys?

    No way that Pac-Man & Ghosts group weren't getting paid for that. There's no way...

    Nice haul. The fact that it's this one that is smaller of the bunch makes me wonder how much you've got stored away...

    And the fact that you all but dedicate the blog to your awesome wife was kinda nice, too.

    lol, "P" for Peace, or was that just a happy accident?
    Posted 08-09-2012 at 02:40 AM by Fearless Fearless is offline
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    Thanks, dude! I figured that it was about time someone brought the darker side of the con to light. The media coverage makes it look like you'll get whatever you want just by having a badge; like everything about the con is wrapped in rainbows, unicorns and pixie dust. They never mention camping out or waiting in endless lines, or even worse, being in a line that gets cut off right in front of you. I forgot to add that part. I may go back and edit it.

    I have a few more "Chickshaw" pics, but they were kind of blurry so I didn't use them. I still think #1 is the prettiest, although she looks 16. The last girl was kind of grouchy and didn't smile initially. I happened to catch her a couple of days later and she was more accomodating and in a better mood.

    If I wasn't in a rush to get to the Mattel booth for the WWE tickets, I would have hashed it out with that security guy. The more I thought about it, the more pissed I became. I understand he has a job to do, but the way he went about it was douchey. I bet he hoped my gun was real and unchecked.

    About cosplay, there are some people in costume that don't want to take pics with people. I've been denied on a few occassions and sometimes they have prick handlers with them that need to feel in control and won't ask them to stand still for photo-ops. That's annoying. Sometimes, people will give a heavy *sigh* when you ask them for a pic. Why the hell did you dress up if you don't want the attention? There was one lady walking around that I wanted to get a snapshot of- she was this really heavy-set woman with a nasty frown on her face dressed as Batgirl. I saw her several times and her expression never changed. LOL!

    I didn't include the ten+ X-23 costumes I've seen or the female Loki's. I don't know how female Loki costumes have become so popular. It was odd that I didn't see any male Loki's walking around.

    Those Pac-Man guys are there every year. I don't think they're being paid for that, besides, who would cut their check? Midway? Bally?

    The "P" bit was a throwback to when I blogged regularly. I used to add that to the end of every blog and it became popular after a while so I kept doing it.
    Posted 08-10-2012 at 07:10 PM by Sylent_Asassin Sylent_Asassin is offline
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    Well, good on ya for bringing the truth to the masses.

    Man, I would've loved to hear about Morpheus duking it out with a security guard! You could've argued he was an agent from The Matrix!!

    Yeah, the female Loki thing is a bit over my head. As for why you see no male Loki's running around... I could only assume that if there really was an authentic-looking guy in costume, he'd be torn to bits by the fangirls.

    Really, the Pac-Man & co. are a recurring team? ...Well then, that's just some serious commitment.

    Anyhow, great job, man. Always fun reading your blogs.
    Posted 08-10-2012 at 11:11 PM by Fearless Fearless is offline
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    Thanks, dude! Much appreciated!

    BTW, if I actually duked it out with that guard, there probably wouldn't be a blog. After all, you can't provide coverage from county lock-up.
    Posted 08-13-2012 at 04:31 PM by Sylent_Asassin Sylent_Asassin is offline
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    Fearless's Avatar
    Indeed.
    Posted 08-14-2012 at 01:37 AM by Fearless Fearless is offline
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    UltimateFighter's Avatar
    Fun entertaining read Sylent. Good stuff homey! I was lmao about your 3 pet peeves! I actually had to stop and read it to my wife and oldest daughter. They got a kick out of too!

    It's too bad though that you had to deal with that security guard. It really sucks. We're there to have fun and enjoy and it just takes the whole life out of it when you have to deal with an overzealous ass who just ruins the moment.

    I never shared on this board openly but I mentioned I had a little issue with a Hasbro employee that just killed my Sunday afternoon for a few hours. Thank God it was Sunday and I was done, but it had me seething! Long story short, I had bought a couple of the Star Wars Secret Chamber SDCC exclusives and they're huge and when I got to the car realized there was no room for them accounting for the passangers all the other items. So knowing there are no returns, I figured I'd just sell it to someone in line at cost. I wasn't scalping it, trying to profit off out, this was a move out of necessity so in my mind not a bad or negative or big deal. In retrospect I realized that was a bit naive to do that even with the noblest intention. Anyways, I'm quickly able to find someone who is happy to do me the favor and buy it from me. Well this older Hasbro lady employee comes up and literally yanks my lanyard and pulls my badge out of the holder, hands it to a security guy and tells him to escort me out of the con! I'm like for what? She's like you're selling in my booth! I start to explain the situation and she wants no part and tells the security guy to take me. The security guy ask me to walk with him and I explain to him what's up and he is totally cool and says no worries and apologizes to me and says as soon as we get out of her/the booth's view I'm going to hand you back the badge and you're all set. He says just do me a favor and avoid the Hasbro booth. I thank him and when we get clear of the booth he does as he says and I'm totally good. No real loss, minus me being pissed off. After I calm down I do realize it was a little short minded and even a bit stupid to sell in the booth, I get it, but that lady has no business or right to come at me like that. She could have just come up and told me you can't sell here or simiar vs just just jumping all over me. There were no signs that you could not sell, though I agree common sense counts but hey even the best of us lose the big picture for a moment. So I was considering going back and letting her have it but I didn't want to get the cool security guy in trouble since he was suppose to escort me out. Then I thought of filing a formal complaint with Hasbro ... and I'm still considering it ... but then I think I'm too old for this and I should forgive and forget. Maybe next year if she's there I can just kindly and productively mention what occured and how I felt. I want to believe if she knew exactly why and what I was doing she would have been much nicer and understanding. I'm sure she had been dealing with all these scalpers all weekend and presumed me to be one and was just so tired of it all. Hmmm...one day I think I should call/email Hasbro to complain, the next I'm like just let it go and give her the benefit of the doubt. No real damage was done ... a little frustration, embarassment ... but nothing too bad right?

    Plus, I guess if you've gone to SDCC enough, you're going to have your great stories ... I met Jonah Hill ... and your not great stories like this one and what happened to Sylent coming down that escalator or the story about the security guard who harassed you to no end about your lost badge.

    Chalk it up as the life of going to SDCC huh?

    Peace Sylent. Great Blog! Great Pics! Still hoping to get to San Jose but not looking good.
    Posted 08-14-2012 at 05:12 AM by UltimateFighter UltimateFighter is offline
    Updated 08-19-2012 at 02:06 AM by UltimateFighter
  9. Old Comment
    Sylent_Asassin's Avatar
    Man, that's crazy! I can see how you would be upset and I empathize with you. I too would be upset if someone jumped the shark like that causing my exile, sort of. I would write into Hasbro and let them know of the experience. At worst, they'll give you the obligatory "Sorry for your inconvenience" response, but at best you might get a sweet discount on furture purchases. It might be worth your time.

    About the gun, I'm starting to think it's more trouble than it's worth. I didn't mention the incident at the airport because it was unrelated to the SDCC. Well, they apparently changed the check-in procedure for firearms, which I was not privy to. I fly maybe 3-5 times a year and only bring the pistol for the SDCC which is once a year. Anyway, the girl at the counter was incredibly rude and condescending. She was very attractive, but wearing FAR too much make-up; she kind of looked like a pissed off porn star that didn't swallow enough. At any rate, she copped an attitude when I tried checking in the gun because the form now goes on the outside instead of the inside with the firearm. Maybe I was supposed to know this through osmosis or telepathy. I was in a really good mood this day and smiled during the entire incident which seemed to infuriate her further. Kill them with kindness. I was glad my luggage showed up in San Diego after this.

    Thanks for the compliment on the blog! I tried to keep it as family-friendly as I could by not including too many expletives. I posted it on FB and have family and kids that read my posts. Don't want to look like a foul-mouthed trucker.
    Posted 08-14-2012 at 07:04 PM by Sylent_Asassin Sylent_Asassin is offline
 

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