When you wish upon a star, as dreamers do.
Hi all. Just warning you that there's going to be a big section where I rave about America here, but underneath it is news on the next convention I will attend and some other junk I'd like to share.
Florida was amazing.
Each month my wages usually go on the otaku's essentials, obsession. I spend all my money on merchandise for things I like, particularly artbooks and soundtracks. Naturally, theme parks are made of my dreams! I spent so much money and I regret nothing. I think leaving was actually the worst day of my life, which I feel bad about saying <__< I have turned my room into my own little Hogwarty dorm c: bought lots of t shirts, pop tarts, artbooks and unneccessary things which seem oh-so-neccessary.
I cried my heart out. I'm pretty sure I'm emotionally retarded, I don't cry in real life when bad things happen (I'm not saying this to be badass, I genuinely don't and to be honest it's a little worrying :I ) but movies destroy me, even when they're not sad. I cry at Jurassic Park. Please tell me someone else does.
Anyway, needless to say that the theme parks destroy me in the best way possible
Whenever I see the gates to Jurassic Park I have to pause for a moment, and when the gates open on the ride to the theme, I shed a little tear. I guess it's odd to get emotional over dinosaurs, but whatever. I'm pretty sure it was the first film I saw at the cinema! Dinosaurs were my life as a child, and Sonic and Power Rangers and Mighty Max. Pretty sure my parents had concerns.
Anyway yeah, I just had to vent my emotions and excitement somewhere. I don't think my dad and sister 'get' it, I think they just like the rides :/ In the Fantasmic show which is needless to say, spectacular, I cried when Steamboat Willie came out with the original Mickey steering it and all classic characters on board. Because he was the first.
With that said, I think it's origins and nostalgia that get me, (this is turning into my self therapy outlet :/ ) Likewise with the Magic, Memories and You show. I didn't cry until 7:40 [link]
Snow White, because she was the firrrrrst and then the Tangled bit because all I wanted was to see Rapunzel and I love Tangled and then she sayyyys it tooo because it's the first princess and the most recent oneeee ;____; Didney makes me all soppy. Someday someone will understand<3
Oh. Oh. And when the Wishes firework display sweeps into When You Wish Upon A Star ;___________________;
Fireworks get me all choked up anyway.
I still get all shy around the princesses too. I fell in love with Tiana, she did the voice perfectly, and she was so cute<3 It's funny no matter how old you are, Disney still reduces you to an excited little wobbly mess :3 EPCOT HAD A GHIBLI SECTION
. Whaaat is thisssss I paid about $60 for a Howl's Moving Castle soundtrack and I wanted them all so bad, however by this point I aaaagh. They had an anime store in the Japan section of the world lake! I uguu~ed everywhere, it was like being at a convention where you totally nerd out with no shame. Then the shame comes later. I got some Pokedolls there too c:
I should probably wrap this up, but thanks if you read it and thanks if you didn't because I feel better for writing these feels down.
So, what now? Post-holiday blues kick in but are somewhat eased by me getting Theatrhythm tomorrow, new glasses, Kingdom Hearts 3D on Friday and MCM MANCHESTER
on Saturday! Pretty sure I'm going alone this time, so say hi if you see me dottering awkwardly from stall to stall. I wanted to go as Yoko Littner again, but I won't have a guard to protect me this time after the encounters at the last con. Probably shouldn't get lost in Manchester in cosplay, I barely know the city heh.
Anyway if you do go I intend on going as PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM
, unless the weather is suddenly awesome in which case it'll be Yoko. This is much unlikely. So say hi c: I'll have glasses on because I can't be bothered with contacts after the holiday!
So, other stuff. Kingdom Hearts
is 10 years old, which makes me feel super old because I remember vividly buying it and spending the first night I got it in wonder and a vague disbelief. Lotta history with that series, I know it's no gaming masterpiece, but it was a major bonding point for my and my best friend, and the music still resonates. For a long time my favourite piece of music was this [link]
, the orchestral version of Simple & Clean. Having a crossover of Disney (I think this journal has already displayed my feelings towards Disney) and Final Fantasy was a match made in heaven for me, even if the game isn't perfect. I also think I'm a sucker for friendship and goodness, something this game and Disney strongly put forward... probably explains why I get all worked up over Sonic and Chip in Sonic Unleashed too.
Back to music, Ponyo
's soundtrack is glorious. Ghibli music is always amazing, as magical as the moments in each film. The opening credits of Ponyo are my favourite part of the film! I stick it on and just relax to it, Mother of the Sea is beautiful. Go listen to these: [link]
if you can't be bothered with seven minutes you silly person you.
I should probably stop before I emotion myself to death. If you go to Manchester, see you soon!
If you don't, sorry for the spam. :3
I feel stupid for ranting on about my holiday, but I'm happy to just document it. I figure people on here are more similar to me than those I know in real life, and it might not... sound so silly...
;___; I've been looking out a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what it might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything that I dreamed it would be?
It will be.
And what if it is? What do I do then?
Well that's the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream.
So the America chapter of my life is over, but I get to find something else to live for now! c: