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Weddings and pictures! (but not related)

So last night, we went to a wedding reception. It was pretty nice. The girl who had just gotten married was Athena's visiting teaching companion, but I will always remember her as the second person to ever drive us home from church in Fresno. It was really weird for a while after we moved in, because Mom could drive us to church, but her church started while we were in church, so she was in church when it was time for us to go home. And we didn't know anybody, so after church got out, we would sit in the lobby and hope someone would notice us and take pity and drive us home. And our second week there, she was the one, and she's very pretty and very nice, and we're very happy for her.

I'm trying to come up with something else to talk about, but not succeeding, so instead, since I keep forgetting about it except for right now and we really need to get these posted, here are some more AX pictures!


Here we are! Right before the Kingdom Hearts gathering officially started.
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And off we go!

We didn't much care for the giant group pictures that were being taken, and I'm sure it wasn't only bitterness over not being in them. So we traversed the worlds on our own. First stop, Agrabah!
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If it was us, we'd consider this picture to be a bit spoilerish (revealing a Kingdom Hearts II character), so hopefully the one person who's planning to play KH2 and hasn't yet won't mind seeing this. If you do, now's you're chance to skip it! (I hope)

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I mentioned this in the report, but it's just so cool I have to mention it again. When she wasn't posing for pictures, Maleficent had a little velvet bag over the ball on her staff, and Pete told us this was because if they didn't cover it up, it would start fires.

Our hero!!
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Seriously, Hercules is one of our favoritest Disney characters ever; we were really excited to see somebody cosplaying him. And with the "Nemean" lion skin, too! Very awesome.

One of two examples of the awesome pictures you can miss if you're too obsessed with being Sora, Roxas, or Axel.
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This guy wasn't even posing--just standing on the rock. We did have to tell him to face the wind before we took the picture, though.
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We were really impressed with some of the variety we got in KH cosplayers.
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But then again, with the increase in KH cosplayers, statistically, some people had to be more unique characters. Somebody even cosplayed Bleig--a gatrillion points if you know who that is.

I took this guy's picture more because I thought he was kinda cute than because there's any dearth of male Saiyuki cosplayers. I think he looked better in real life.
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She wasn't at the gathering. The picture looks really funky because I was at a weird angle and the lighting's all weird, but it works out awesomely because of the Japanese tradition of showing fairy tale characters in silhouette.
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The paopu fruit is a nice touch.

This Fran was totally awesome.
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Unfortunately, she took the arrow out of her mouth right as we got there. Grief...

I don't know if it's worse that people keep doing this kind of cosplay, or that we keep taking their pictures.
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This one's for baranoneko. I'm sure you've all noticed our camera's habit of adding its own special effects, and this time, it was just too perfect. Thanks, camera!
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We couldn't not take this guy's picture, because he's actually a guy. This we know, because we talked to him. Or she's incredibly good at doing a guy voice.
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This cosplayer was walking around with a Terra, and there was just something about her that kept bugging me, so instead of just walking by and trying to figure it out, in which case I would have inevitably been distracted and forgotten about it, I made sure to ask who she was. We were very ashamed that we didn't recognize her on sight, especially because we know what it's like to have to explain who your character is, and it's so much more awesome when people just know who you are.
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I like to blame my confusion on the fact that the Terra had me thinking of the wrong Final Fantasy.

Another example of my not being able to get good lighting, and our camera liking to take that and make fun effects with it.
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Incidentally, I don't know if I was hearing things correctly or not, but as soon as I asked to take her picture, I think her friend said she owed him twenty bucks. I suspect they had a bet going to see if anyone cared about this character. Do you know who it is? (Guessing the series alone doesn't count this time. The uniform should be a dead giveaway.)

More of my bad lighting. This is the Jareth that gave us a hug because we had cool costumes, even if Yasuaki wasn't actually a Jedi. She also said we should cosplay Helsing, because we have natural fangs. Hissss!
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This costume was amazing! And she had the posing and attitude perfect!
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I thought I had the flash on...
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Anyone who knows who this character is will be our new best friend.
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Aaaand a shot of our view from the hotel, because I thought it was really neat and wanted to share.
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And that's all the ones except for the ones we thought a little more spoilery than revealing one character that shows up at the beginning of KH2. I'll be posting those later... if I remember. Eheh.

Today I'm thankful for lovely wedding receptions, nice people who will drive strangers home from church, getting to look back at our AX pictures, people who cosplay our favorite characters that we'd never really pull off ourselves, and Photobucket.
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