Just returned from the most amazing trip of my life with . New York was busy with shopping, shows and long walks late at night. We saw Avenue Q the musical, the Statue of Liberty and even made it to the top of the Empire State! We may have spent more time than we should have in Central Park, but it was just so beautiful that we kept going back. Fifth Avenue had great shopping and while Time Square was intense we managed to pick up some cute souvenirs. Didn't get much sleep in NY, so Florida seems like a dream now. We managed to get even less sleep in our attempts to wake up early and track down Disney characters for photos. I finally got to ride on Space Mountain thanks to Darren, the nice guy who gave us fast passes! Ate lunch in Belle's castle and dined with the Disney Princesses! The shows at nice were spectacular and, as it turns out, the more you scream at the cast the more likely they are to come over and say hi~! Harry Potter World was wonderful beyond anything I could have imagined. We dressed up in robes and visited Honey Dukes where we spent an obscene amount of money on sweets as well as rode the Dragon and the Hogwarts ride. The latter was possibly the best ride I have been on EVER! The graphics were amazing and the figures that come out at you were freaky! We had to go on it twice (worth the wait each time!).
Metrocon was something else… I don't think any Sydney con will ever compare to it. It was really well organised and had plenty of places to eat without ridiculous lines as well as awesome stalls and pannels. Lovely people there, and amazing cosplayers too! It was really cool to be recognised from the internet as well! I wasn't expecting that, but a surprising number of people knew who we were and wanted to talk to us because of our videos! Meeting Parle was one of the highlights of my life because they were all SO friendly and sweet! I loved them all so much…. I didn't think it was possible to respect them more than I did but I do, I really do.
The best part of the trip for me, of course, was always going to be seeing and . They are two of the most amazing people in the entire world and it kills me that they happen to be on the other side of it. Filming, food, photos and new personal jokes… I couldn't have asked for a better time spent with them. I got to cosplay my OTP with which was a bit of a dream come true because yay Thorki . Just a glimpse at how wonderful they are is in this…. They drove a total of eight hours to collect us and take us back to their place. I felt like the worst person and the luckiest when I found out just how far they were coming for me. On top of being the sweetest people, they also won the cosplay contest AND performed a winning skit! They deserved it for all the work they put into their outfits and routine! I couldn't be prouder of the both of them (and Ying who was just the cutest~!).
I'm so lucky to know them.
Senra, Fork, Sushi… I love you guys <3