It’s been a while since I went to a cosplay event. I think it’s been six years as an actual goer and three or four years as someone “just dropping by”. And today I just happened to stumble upon one.
I only knew about the cosplay event at SM Megamall earlier this morning as I was browsing Facebook. It was actually from a rant at how there were too many people with too little space to go around (and Megamall is as spacious as it could get when it comes to events) and there was this picture that was like a photograph of a dystopian future wherein overpopulation has become the world’s greatest enemy.
I didn’t go there on purpose; mother had a few thousand pesos worth of SM gift-checks and we had to use them before the expiration date. The event used, I think, all three of the trade halls with one mainly for the cosplayer’s only lounge (i.e. a big empty room). The three trade halls were pretty big (but not as big as SMX’s) but they still seemed unable to contain the whole event as usual. They, the cosplayers, even moved to towards the skating rink and for good reason too. The area is less dense, cooler, and has fresher air than anywhere within 10 meters of the trade halls.
It wasn’t until I was wondering around ’til I saw the reason for the whole density of the attendees: The event was OzineFest, considered one of the major cosplay events in the country, rivaled only by ToyCon in sheer number of both participants and audience.
Needless to say, I was there to just take a look at what happened after our generation left the cosplay scene. As I wrote about it in my notrious cosplay-related blog, I practically all but lost hope for Filipino cosplaying. After witnessing today’s events, which I’m sure wasn’t as worse as it was yesterday (because cosplay-people, whether fan or cosplayer, usually go to these events on Saturdays), I still stand by what I wrote.
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Here’s a little theory of mine based on a bunch of wonderful sites dedicated to the series A Song of Ice and Fire
My own theory for the prince that was promised is Jon Snow or as I would call him, Jon Targaryen.
The theory consists of the following:
1. He was born during the fall of a bleeding star
2. Born amongst salt and smoke.
3. He will be the promised prince.
The price of a product does not determine its value. The same thing can also be said otherwise. In the business world of today, we are often presented with items that are, more often than not, offered to us at an “amazingly cheap price!” This is normal. This is the world of buy and sell and the ones who sell “cheaper” are often the ones who gain more customers…in the short term.
The importance of a person is not defined by their wealth, achievements, authority, or talent.
The importance of anyone at all can and will always be only, truly defined by you.
And no one else.
I don’t plan on living past 40.
Why live past 40 in the first place? What does living past 40 get you? I’ll tell you what you get. You get all sorts of diseases, a big chance of acquiring some sort of cancer, mid-life crisis, regrets and disappointments, stress-filled environments, a body that barely functions as it used to, and the stark realization that you are no longer young. That and the fact that you begin to count the number of years you yet to have before you actually die.
Now you must be wondering why on Earth am I saying shit like this. I just turned 23 and here I am wanting to die already. Well first off, this isn’t shit. This is what I actually plan on doing. And when you actually plan on doing something, regardless of how shitty it is, it ain’t shit. Those who plan to live past 40 must be having the time of their lives: Successful, probably finished the degree of their choice, rich by family background, and probably has someone on the side as a life partner.
I don’t. In fact, I have the exact opposite of those who want to live past 40. I’m a complete and utter failure, I didn’t like the choice I was given in college, no way am I brought up by rich folks, and I haven’t a woman with me nor do I think I will ever. To add, I’m not smart, I’m not talented, heck, I’m practically stuck with simply having an amazing brain that conjures up these weird ideas and imaginative scenarios which will most likely not happen in real life.