The Bowsettes of Oni-Con

DSCN0122 CROPWhile at Oni-con last Saturday, I accidentally ran into a gaggle of  girls dressed as everyone’s favorite Mario meme generator, Bowsette!

How long will a sexy version of Bowser wearing the same crown that can turn Toadette into Peachette be relevant? No clue, but this awesome moment in time was captured by my camera… and that’s pretty awesome.

DSCN0116The crazy thing is that the crown that causes this transformation is from a game, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, that has still not even come out yet! Six days away, and there are Bowsettes, Booettes, and… Shygette? Shy Gurl?

Whatever, it’s cute and the main point is that it’s so much more awesome than Toadette… which was surprisingly absent when I was at Oni-Con.

At this photo shoot, there were Mario’s and Luigi’s but no official princesses in sight, which was a little sad as I amd a huge fan of Princess Daisy. Anyways, enjoy the pictures below!

For more pictures of Bowsette, as well as Oni-Con… check out my flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157673354214147

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I played SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

DSCN0067.JPGWhen I went to Comiket today, I did not anticipate seeing SNK there… but, to be fair… I way underestimated the scope of this event, as it is a lot more than indie manga comics, like I had been led to believe… more of that though in a later post. though.

Since I was there, I got a chance to play their upcoming game SNK Herines Tag Team Frenzy… so what did
I think? Well… it may not be the game for me.

DSCN0063I love King of Fighters and Fatal Fury… but sadly, it doesn’t play like that. It seems SNK is continuing the trend of games like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom… by sounding and looking like games that I
should be great at, and simplifying the controls to the point where I’m horrible at the game. AWESOME.

I played the game on PS4, after a Caucasian woman let me see the controls on a laminated piece of paper that was in Japanese. Awesome. I immediately made a fool of myself trying to start the game by pressing X, which she corrected me by telling me that it is O to start. I should have known that.

DSCN0068Once into the game… I tried doing Terry Bogard’s moves, but eh… I ran into the problem that this game doesn’t quite work like that. While she didn’t explain the controls, it was easy enough to figure out that there was a light, heavy, and special… where you can literally just push the special down to do a move that used to require multiple button presses, such as down back punch for a Burn Knuckle. I believe you can also push a directional button to change up the super used. This should make the game easier, but my mind routinely goes back to Street Fighter II every time I pick up a traditional appearing fighting game. Furthermore, you have to perform a move called a dream finisher to defeat your opponent.

DSCN0057Oh, and there’s a button to switch out a character, and it was more fluid feeling than the last few VS. games.

This game… umm… what?! I… *sigh* okay. Also, there’s tons of weird emojy like things and sparkles or whatever when your character is doing a move tat actually look pretty annoying?

I love the fact that they added a rule 63 Terry Bogard, but I just can’t fluidly play this game based on muscle memory, and that sucks… for me. But it’s 2018, and lately I’ve had to come to terms that continuations of things that I like might not necessarily be for me? Which once again… what?!

My review thus far is that… I’m iffy if this game will have lasting appeal for me. Below is some more pictures from my time at their booth.

Cosplay from A-Kon 29

DSCN0165“You do not go to A-Kon for the panels. You go for the cosplay.”
-A cute Cosplayer, A-Kon 2018

The picture to the left is a random one that I took, that I feel needs a caption that I am not witty enough to give. A-Kon 29, the Terribly Awesome convention in Fortworth, Tx, is over… and yet I am just now starting to post my pictures…. in other words, guess who started using burst mode on his new camera!

Below are some of my favorite cosplay photos I took from A-Kon 29, with their album listed below that.

While I’m still going over and editing photos, here is the album I put on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157697969531005

Down with The Sickness

When you go to a convention, there is a chance that you might get sick afterwords. I went to MAGFest, and I fell victim to it this time around. This phenomenon goes by many names such as con plague, con flu, PAX Pox, etc… and I did a comic about it a long time ago.

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Upping your immune system and taking allergy meds can only get you so far. I missed work because I was bumping shoulders with a small city basically in winter during terribly cold conditions.

Also my roomies got a chest cold right before, so my flu-like symptoms make sense. Headache, slight fever, chest congestion, etc. I felt like I was going to faint at the airport as I wore 2 coats and I missed a day of work. FUN!

But hey… that’s the risk we take, right?

Happy out of context Throw Back Thursday!

Thursday is an amazing day to just throwback to some more nostalgic times, shows, thoughts, etc. I decided to just share some images I’ve previously shared on my blog. Some are quite meaningful, while others less so but I still find them cool.

  1. The Doctor Who one is special, because it was Dorky, taken in my birth state of MS, and it recently helped me meet someone who I thought was… pretty nifty.
  2. The little comic under it, was from a Blog Post about GameStop, and I just think it’s a cool quick sketch of me?
  3. I really like this picture I took of Dugg Finn at Louisianime.
  4. Sailormoon meets steam punk photo was quite cool from an Oni-Con YEARS ago.
  5. Member Holiday in Aculpoco from Pokemon? I used to have banned episodes from it on VHS. Good times.
  6. I like I Dream of Jeannie, and her sister was evil… but damn if that green outfit wasn’t cute.
  7. Galaxy Express 999 was amazing, and it reminds me of how coll/weird it was to see it when I was younger..
  8.  I have worked on two pony fanarts of friends, and the other one was my first OC I believe. The first one was of my friend Julie’s Transformers Animated OC alongside an OC I made of her husband David named Dashing Husband. The second one was something I did for/of an ex. The third one(?) was just a cool character that I named Doodles. While I was living with my dad, I made some Gaming with Sean videos for the first time, and well…
  9. Ice Ocean wasn’t a real NES game, but it’s one of my favorites from a bootlegged bunch of nes games in a controller?
  10. A-kon 16 was my first A-kon of two, and yeah… not awesome, but one of the best Pose Offs ever? I did them under the banner of NetSenshi, and none of the people behind the table really hang out these days, to my knowledge? Take pictures kids!

Throwback Thursday: Free Hugs

The story behind this photo is that at Ushi-con 2005, there was an area where people had signs saying outlandish things, one of the most extreme was ‘grope me I’m Mexican.’ I ran to my car, grab some lei’s from a cosplay I never finished, and made a sign giving them away for kisses. I my friend dared me to see if women would do it just for Pocky, but that happened as well. My favorite one was when a girl kissed me right in front of what I assume was her boyfriend. Awesome times.

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Here is a pic from O-chibi con… which was a tiny convention a long time ago, with some friends that I will honestly never get in a room together again for many different reasons. It’s sad, because one of them was a best friend of mine from high school, on the bottom right, and well… yeah.

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