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The "Wait a sec..." is NOT instructions for you, but a thought in the picture. If you can see the first page, it's ready for playing. The preview pic is larger than the flash itself, people.

Well, after a whole day of foot-hurt, I figured I'd share my experience at AX with you all.

In the form of a picture book!

So click away and read about my poorly put together adventures and then complain about how much I didn't mention / see at all.

For those of you who are interested but can't be bothered to look at pictures and read squiggly words, I had fun, but after having already been exposed to so much anime over the years, the excitement isn't quite what it would have been like when I was younger. Anyhow, I feel I didn't properly enjoy it this time, so maybe I'll give it another go next year.

Made in Flash

EDIT: I didn't buy that figurine, folks - I got smaller, more conservative figures and a robot with identity issues. Also, the girl speaking in Japanese is saying "There are too many perverts! I want to die already, dammit!" Furthermore, the day I attended was July 4th - what better way to spend Patriot Day than at a Japanese convention?

EDIT2: The secret to the squiggly art is the DisplacementMapFilter and PerlinNoise.
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:icontr1nks1e:
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
All hail that moment we get talked into going to expo's and it ends up no being what we expected. Yup. Internet is way safer.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Some days I feel like just staying on the internet and not leaving the house.

Some days is almost every day when you work from home.
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:icontr1nks1e:
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
True that! XD Freelancing is way harder, because you actually have to force yourself to work :P
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:iconemin2000:
emin2000 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is SO the Expo.

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:iconmeggiclover:
MeggiClover Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You mad bro XD
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:iconanimeflight:
AnimeFlight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never plan on going to a con, although, I wish I could go to one that wasn't full of people. That'd be so cool.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sounds like you want to break into one after hours
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:iconfishtune:
fishtune Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, this is so funny
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:iconinterimnity:
Interimnity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Curse my enormous genius!!!" :rofl:

Oh yeah, that made me cry--it was so funny.
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:icontr1nks1e:
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
If Klutz had an IQ scale, I'd be one gifted person. :slinky: This seems all to true for me
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:iconanime-sushi:
Anime-Sushi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
haha, sounds fun! XD
you just made me even more depressed since I can't go to the AX :( XD
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:iconcowgirl177:
Cowgirl177 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like my first time ever going to an anime expo.
I don't think I'll be doing it again anytime soon. xD
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:iconkrystianne:
krystianne Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
lol this is adorable and cool =3
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:iconblasianonna:
blasianonna Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you probably don't have time, but could you make a tutorial on how to apply the DisplacementMapFilter and PerlinNoise to achieve this effect?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I might just release the source file next time, since it's not like a tightly guarded secret or anything
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:iconblasianonna:
blasianonna Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconilovekon:
iloveKon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I'd like to go to an expo once.... TvT
Lucky youu~~
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:iconmrpiddles:
mrpiddles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Omg. YES. This is exactly how anime conventions are XDD love it!
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:iconkagome-chuu:
Kagome-chuu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
super LOL!!
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:iconmagicyoyo271:
Magicyoyo271 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I thought people putting mayo on everything in Japan was a myth! You bring such knowledge to me. :D
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I don't know about that. I learned to put mayo on everything from that myth.
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:iconmagicyoyo271:
Magicyoyo271 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, self-fulfilling prophecy. :D Nice.
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:iconnitros124:
NITROS124 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
CURSE MY ENORMOUS GENIUS!!!
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:iconshippuden23:
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I had the feet-pain problem too :lmao:

That fn of your will never wtahc off your blood from her shirt :lmao:
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:iconpoisonapplepop:
poisonapplePOP Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I just went to my first ever convention last weekend - I know what you mean about the foot-hurty-ness! :la: can't believe I waited so long to go to one ... >.>
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:iconareaith:
Areaith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
The 08 AX was my and my sisters first convention to. I heard some people laughing about someone that hit their head on one of the screens at the deviant art guest book. Was that really you?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Probably. If not, then it was someone else who also hit their head.
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:iconareaith:
Areaith Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Yeah, I can see that. Those screens just seem like magnets for clutsy people.
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:iconkudakitsune:
kudakitsune Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD OMG I LOVE U!!!! XDDD REALLY!!!
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:iconrelzodiac:
relzodiac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Are you going again this year!?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I plan to, yes
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:iconrelzodiac:
relzodiac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
you should cosplay so some people wont recognize you and ask you for hugs, since your in a cosplay anyway they'll still hug you and take your picture.
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DuseyWazHere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought that the 'wait a sec' was a direction, so I was like waiting for 5 minutes before I finally realized it wasn't. xD
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
poor planning on my part
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:iconduseywazhere:
DuseyWazHere Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, just my idiocy. x3 Comic Con FTW!
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:iconmaderline:
maderline Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
i want a hug....*sniffle*...my friends don't hug me enough.(this is Maxi againmaderline's lil sis who loves to not make her own account for things)
im supposed to be going to No Brand Con in Wassa, WI (i live in sussex, WI) and i'll be staying at my friend Vila-Asian's Auant's house along with 3 other ppl one of which is supposed to be driving the 4 of us up there.....but she as a problem with me. she's worried about driving me up there cuz she doesn't know me too well even though every morning at school im standing with are huge group of friends along WITH HER! DAMN my anti-social personality! *grumble grumble*(srry im venting out how angry i am right now but i have a reason to be angry) u see Vila-Asin and i have been planning out this con ever since we meet. that was last year and it was before i meet Meg the girl whoes driving us and who was invited because we needed another car. this is also to be my first con and i was planning on going as Olette from KH2 and actually i already look like her (yay me) but if i can't go then that means that the second most important person in planning this con is being kicked out and being replaced with someone else who isnt even going to make her own costume. isn't life grand?
srry for wasting ur time cuz ur reading my life story but if u do read this far then please respond back to me and make me feel that at least someone notices me. *emos away to a dark corner to sulk*
P.S. ur little avitar thingy looks like Kyouya-senpai from Ouran High School Host Club....unless its supposed to -.-
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:iconeltheria:
Eltheria Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
You're so cute on the 15th page! :blush:

:D
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:iconamiauron:
AmiAuron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I went to my first one about 2 years ago.
I did NOT see you there so i couldnt ask you for a hug.
but i did see a guy who drew me a really cool megaman picture
and i gave HIM a hug
so there
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I shall receive that hug via empathy
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:iconamiauron:
AmiAuron Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
possibly
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:iconshinypikachu2608:
shinypikachu2608 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
...
'Mr JohnSu, can I has a hug?'
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:iconflo-rida:
Flo-rida Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Weeee~
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:iconcrazycat856:
Crazycat856 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I counted 3 octocats! :3
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:iconcreatief2:
creatief2 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
A lovely story
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:icongothicwolfcorpse:
gothicwolfcorpse Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Lol it;s okay for guys to have figurines, but if girls have figurines many eyebrows are raised -.-
I also love the internet for the same reason >.<
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:iconcrimsonflame-x:
CrimsonFlame-X Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I loved it so much! It reminds me so much of my first anime convention! xD

Simply love it~
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:iconhyogoko:
Hyogoko Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student Filmographer
lol I share your pain when it comes to people littering english with japanese words.
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:iconxxkatherinechanxx:
xxKatherineChanxx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Hey!! at lest you didnt get attacked by Box Man
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:iconcrazy-daffodil12:
Crazy-Daffodil12 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Awww... You have kid fans! :love: And she gave you a hug!
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:iconzyuthelast:
ZyuTheLast Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
LMFAO I love you. XDD
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