Otakon Pics Now Up on Tainted Reality's Official Photobucket
As of now, 130 pics are now up on the new Tainted Reality Photobucket, and there are more to come!
Hope you all enjoy!
As of now, 130 pics are now up on the new Tainted Reality Photobucket, and there are more to come!
Hope you all enjoy!
That's right guys. The time and date of the first edition of Tainted Reality has been set.
Thursday, September 8th, 7-10 pm (EST)
Mark your calendars as this momentous occasion will not only be celebrated with the airings of the Dick Cox and Mitsukazu Mihara interviews, but also with prizes to the lucky listeners. You read it right folks, Tainted Reality is starting its run with gifts to its hopefully soon-to-be loyal listeners! These prizes include brand new, unwrapped copies of D'espairs Ray's 1st full legnth album Coll:Set, Kagrra's San Limited Edition, Part 2 of BLOOD's epic vampire trilogy Vengeance For BLOOD 2, CKy's brand new album An Answer Can Be Found, as well as other surprises! How will these prizes be given away you may ask? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out.
From then after, you can catch Tainted Reality every Thursday night from 7-10pm (EST)
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Part 6 to be up withing 24 hours. Sorry for the wait, but school starts tomorrow!
That's right guys. In the blink of an eye, Otakon oh-five has come and gone. And despite the appearence of a major musical guest, I still managed to have a major blast!
I want to welcome the host of new friends and possibly new fans that might be visiting this site. As you can see, nothing too extravagant going on, ESPECIALLY over at the www.wixq.com page where the webcast is at (Thank lazy ass Phil Johnson for that), but hey, we are only college radio and pretty much our whole lives are like the living conditions of a con (never enough sleep, and Cup Of Noodles ramen made with luke warm water for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) Feel free to post here in the comments section about, well, pretty much anything you want! Question, comments, flames, cries for help, death threats, all are welcome.
As for the interviews, They all went fantastic!... except with Toshihiro Kawamoto. The school gave us a broken mini disc recorder so, unfortunately, that interview was lost. It was too bad too as he was such a great guy and was more than pleased by the questions we were asking him. However, I ran out to Radio Shack and bought a MP3 Recorder and did my interviews with Mitsukazu Mihara and Dick Cox on that. The Mihara-san interview wound up being a bit special. Because she was so pressed for time, I decided to only use the fan questions for the interview! If your question was used, I'll contact you soon. All of these interviews will air on the first internet broadcasted edition of Tainted Reality.
As for photos, there will be more than 100 up rather soon. Stories? Oh shit hell son, I have a TON. But now, I have less than one week before school begins again, so now I must earn back all of that money I spent as I put in one last hoo-ra at my ice cream job in Jersey.
P.S. Behind The Tour: Vengeance For BLOOD 3 will be finish before September, come hell or high water!
Two days left, and I back from Jersey to make the final preparations for the Kon. We have alot of special things planned that we hope we can pull off, but you can expect a ginormous amount of pictures and stories!
Also, I will be having interviews with Mitsukazu Mihara (author of Doll), Toshihiro Kawamoto (Character designer for Cowboy Bebop), Richard Cox (Voice of Inuyasha). I am now taking submissions for fan questions for these interviews! Please post your questions in the comments section as well as a way I can contact you if your questions are selected.
Unfortunately, I have been told that these interview are subject to change even up to the last second, so these are not guaranteed. Keep your fingers crossed guys.
If you are gonna be down there and want to meet up, please drop a line in the comments section as well. I am always looking foward to meeting new people and am hoping to run into a few fans at the Kon!
Hope to hear from ya and have a safe time getting to Baltimore!
P.S. Remember, no hugs signs that make any refferences to money or you can be arrested for Prostitution.
I'm officially stoked. HIM's new video, Wings of A Butterfly, is now on the internet, and it has made me even more anxious for their new album, Dark Light, which comes out September 27th. The song kicks amazing ass, the video is one of the better ones and it shows off Valo's new look! Here are a couple places you can check it out.
http://www.myspace.com/heartagram (HIM's official Myspace)
http://www.myspace.com/14513428 (My Myspace)
There's gotta be other places to view it so while more come to my attention, I shall post them. However, I strongly urge you to hear this song ASAP!
Also, Tainted Reality has set up it's own LiveJournal account for you LJ addics. Here's the addy:
Special thanx go out to Kayla who suggested, designed, and will be maintaining that account. Thanx a bunch!
I woke up that morning hungry. I didn't eat much from the night before so I was itching for some breakfast. I get washed up and look around, but no one's around. I figured maybe if I went down to the resturant, I'd run into someone there. Sure enough, Kiwamu and Shelly were sitting down to breakfast. I asked if I could join them. They had no objections. We opted not to go for the buffet today, as Kiwamu and I ordered French Toast, and I think Shelly had either pancakes or a fruit cup (It's been 3 months! I don't remember every detail!). As we ate, we discussed random things, such as the new up coming album, the live last the night before, and other bands. Shelly tells me that instead of our 11am appt at the convention, we now have to be there at 4 because of some schedualing conflict with our ride.
After breakfast, I decided that with my new found time, I was gonna wander around a bit. I ran into NoA and we started talking and walking. I was intrested to find out more about his band he was forming after he left BLOOD. He was telling me a bit about what he was hoping to do, and that he would be the vocalist. He asked me if I heard him sing the night before. He was doing background vocals for Fu~ki, so I couldn't hear him too well. I asked him to sing for me right there, and he got rather bashful and asked me to wait for the concert that night. We found a lounge and sat down. He asked me what I do back home. I told him about Bad Transitions, how I was moving on to my own show, and that I want to really make it popular. I told him that I wanted to help his band out and try and get them an American audience. He was very happy and almost shocked by this. I also told him how I really want to make PV's, and that is we could work out a situation that I would be glad to make one for him. That was when the omlette chef. We had met him the day. He was a really nice guy who spoke fluent English. He was telling us how he saw BLOOD on TV the other night and he was asking us what they sound like. He was really interested. We told him we would get him a copy of Vengeance for Blood... I felt bad we never did. He was a really nice guy too.
NoA and I returned to his room where we ran into Yuu. We hung out in their room a bit, but NoA wanted to take a nap, so that left me and Yuu. We found Leslie and Miwa, and that's when I remembered that Yuu found a pool table. I asked him if he wanted to play, and he said yeah. We went to the lobby where I ran into Becky. I looked at my watch and realized she was waiting for our ride that was delayed. I told her to go back and relax, and she seemed both releived and frustrated, and she went back upstairs. Yuu asked me to speak to the receptionist since I knew a little Spanish. Luckily, he spoke fluent English, so I asked him for cue sticks and balls. As he got them for us, he asked about the band. He saw them on TV too. I told him a bit about them and he seem intrigued. He gave us the balls, and we grabbed our sticks. I asked Leslie to take some photos since I had none of me yet.
Long story short, Yuu whooped my ass 4 out of 4 games (2 coz I scratched the 8 ball). I haven't been that embarrased in a looooong time. I don't think I've ever played a game of pool that bad in my entire life. I mean I'm not great, but I'm okay, then again, WHO THE HELL MISSES THE BREAK!!?? This pathetic mofo right here. Yuu felt so bad for me, he made me try again. That was when my self esteem hit an all time low. He insisted I do it again so I felt better about myself. Ugh. I blame the stick. It was broken, I'm serious! Ask Leslie, she saw it! It broke in half where the 2 peices of the stick are supposed to screw together.
Well, I was a man about it so I shook Yuu's hand and congragulated him on a game well played (on his part) and we returned to the room so he could start getting his make-up on.
We walk past Fu~ki and Kaede's room, where the door is wide open. Yuu darts in there and we thing nothing about it and keep walking. However, behind us, we hear Yuu bust out of the room and start going crazy ass nuts. I snapped this photo.
After nearly dying from laughter, the three of us retreated to our room as the others dolled themselves up. We sat around, chatted a bit, and found out that Miwa was following the wrong career and should have been a masseuse! Anyway, I got curious, and decided to visit the guys. I walked into NoA and Yuu's room, where they were getting ready. I asked them to give me some pointers since I am HORRIBLE with make-up (each band member does their own make-up btw). NoA showed me his whicked awesome contacts, and Yuu went through all of the stuff he was using by name (shows me a bottle, "Foundation", uses it, shows me another bottle, "Eye liner", uses it). After that, I visited Kaede who I hadn't seen all day. He was just wizzing through everything like a pro (Well, he kinda is so that was a bad analogy). Fu~ki appeared out of no where and we started talking. I think he needed a break. Then we get a phone call. He picks up the phone and starts talking. Then he slowly hands the phone to me just kinda looking at me with a grave look on his face. I'm thinking "Oh great, what joke are they gonna play on my dumb American ass now?" So I answer the phone: "Moshi moshi?".... a voice cautiously comes through the other end "...Hola?". Fu~ki starts giggling, it was the cleaning lady asking when we wanted her to come up. I told her to come up at 3:30, after we were to leave. The guys soon finish up and we get going.
I think Daniel took us on the scenic route as it took a bit longer to get there than usual. That'sok, coz he was blasting a Metallica mix CD (mostly from the first 4 albums) and Fu~ki and I were going nuts, headbanging and screaming the lyrics at eachother. Now this was really funny. When ever we would stop at a traffic light, or match speed with a car next to us, Kiwamu was turning to the people in the cars and trying to scare the Bejesus out of them. Now, some of the older people looked horrified and pretended to ignore him, but then we drove up beside a car full of kids. He started making faces at them, and the kids started laughing, clapping and smiling. They loved him! It was so adorable, it even made Kiwamu crack a smile. We almost get there, and Daniel stops by an orange juice stand. He asks if anyone wants anything to drink. Almost everyone does. He comes back with these plasic bags filled with OJ with a straw sticking out of them.
We get to the concert hall and are ushed backstage. It's pretty much the same deal as the night before, except this time, I knew the stage a bit better and knew what I could get away with. That night, Windy (the females from the press confrence group shot of BLOOD) took the stage, and from what I heard, put on a really good show. Sorry I missed it. That night, BLOOD opened with The Funeral For Humanity, and damn did I get some good camera shots. I got really into the action too. There were several times where the band members ran right up to the camera and showed it some love. I was everywhere too, climbing on speakers, darting back and forth from stage left to right, it was pretty exhilarating. That morning, Kiwamu told me during what songs he was gonna do his stage theatrics, so I made sure to get those. And as the night before, the crowd was just deafening. I think there were actually more that night than before. Afterwards, they did another autograph session, and the line was deffinately longer this time.
After that was all said and done, we packed up and I grabbed some photos.
Think he's tired?
The perks of being in a band, FREE BEER!
It's all Rock and Roll
Casual conversation between Suzuki (A staff member) and Kaede
We went back, and I was pretty tired. We all went back to my room to hang out for the night... and I kinda passed out. Next thing I know, someone wakes me up as Fu~ki went out with Antonio and Daniel and bought everyone sandwiches. We switch on some late night Mexican music video show. It was the end of it and there were only two music videos left. The first was Brittney Spears' Toxic. The last was Nine Inch Nails' March of the Pigs. I enjoyed that contrast. I realized the geek in me was coming out as I was telling the band how a video this simple is infinitely better than all of the bright flashy CG in Toxic.
I must have passed out again coz I don't remember anything after that.