Anime, aniyou?

While some of us were fringe-a-paloozing others were dressing up as their favorite animated character and prowling the inner harbor. Another July, another Otakon in Baltimore. If you’ve never heard of it that’s not too surprising – not being a Japanese animation fan myself the only reason I know of it is through Megatokyo and our occasional commenter, Evilmoo.

Just because it’s not your bag, however, doesn’t mean looking at the pictures isn’t fascinating. Flickr is filled with them – just check out the items tagged with otakon or otakon2007 in particular. The amount of effort and skill that goes into some of these costumes is just amazing. Others are just, uh, enjoyable to look at.

Lastly… Ru Paul? You got nothing on Queen Amadala. You might consider a wax next time, though, dude.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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