“How beautiful it is here, to be sure, but how difficult to paint! I can see what I want to do quite clearly but I’m not there yet. It’s so clear and pure in its pinks and blues that the slightest misjudged stroke looks like a smear of dirt.”
Morning at Antibes, Claude Monet
So last AFA Singapore 2013 was a few weekends ago. I hadn’t really intended to go, but then about a week before AFA I learnt that there was going to be a special Shingeki no Kyojin panel.
At that point I had only just finished watching the anime, and was totally crazy over it. (Okay who am I kidding, I still am totally crazy over it!) However, the panel was scheduled for Sunday the 10th of November, with the time to be announced. That was a little bit too all-up-in-the-air for me, especially since I was doing a 5km run that morning.
As it turned out, the run was near the Suntec Convention Centre, where AFA was being held. So right after the run I dragged my running companions over to Suntec, bought a ticket at 9am for the panel at 11am and went happily to breakfast.
I’m going to document the SnK panel separately so I’ll link to it when I’m done. I want to spend this post talking about AFA, the creators’ alley, and cosplay, mostly because I have a lot of thoughts about these and need to process them.
Read on for my reflection on how anime events have changed in the past few years! Also, very picture heavy.Read more
刘继卣 - 《西游记之闹天宫》 工笔连环画
"Journey to the West - Havoc in Heaven" Gongbi (Lianhuanhua)
by Liu Jiyou
monkey dude up there was my imaginary friend when I was young.
the fact that I imagined a lawless property-damage-and-theft-prone being to be my friend should have probably worried my parents
I really wanted to be Nezha at some point. Looks like your imaginary friend and I wouldn’t have got along, senpai 8D