Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quick D.C. Trip

Hey everyone!
I am getting a post out earlier then I expected but I am in my Meteorology class currently!
This past Saturday I went to D.C. with my girl friend to visit the zoo really quick and walk around.
Oh, and we REALLY walked around that day.
Anyways, I didn't take hardly any photos at the Zoo or in general, so I am posting some ones that I liked for you guys.
Oh also, you can click the images for a larger view I believe!

So it was a pretty busy day down there on Saturday. There was a concert on Friday in front of the Capital Building and also there was a festival a block over that was happening as I took this photo. I just learned that they now charge you for the Cherry Blossom festival that occurs earlier in the year. That is upsetting that they started to charge and my friend asked if they were donating the money to Japan because of the Earthquake and they told him no, not at all....
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By the time we finished at the Zoo and got over to the National Mall it was like 4:30pm in which most of the Museums were closing at 5 so it was not much a point to go in to do a bag check and take it to the coat room to leave while you look around. This image below is the West Wing of the Art gallery I believe. D.C. buildings have unique architectural, where a lot of the buildings are built like Roman empire designs. Of course a lot of the buildings down there have been there for hundreds of years too. The Native American Museum has an interesting design and I always love looking at the Smithsonian Castle. 

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My girl friend never had been to a few of the places around the National Mall and I figured why not the Sculpture Garden since it was near China Town Metro Station. She enjoyed the Gardens and we sat at the middle o the gardens at the fountain where a ton of people were sitting around with their feet n cooling off. It was a hot day and we had been walking so it was relaxing. I think the majority of the people sitting around the fountain were locals.

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A lot of the sculptures are really cool to look at, but some make you think "really?"
Art is art and it is a form of expression, I really liked this statue of the rabbit sitting on the rock thinking...

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Below is where we got off at for the Zoo. If you get off at the Woodley Park-Zoo station then you go up the stairs and turn left and walk up the hill to reach the Zoo entrance. Usually all you need to do is to follow the crowd of people heading in that general direction lol. Yes, the Zoo is free and there are a ton of animals to view. It is recommended visit if you have never been to the Zoo.

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This was taken when we were waiting to the Metro to get back to the National Mall to walk around.

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I wanted to throw this in. This Gorilla was sitting there on the ground with his arms crossed looking like a BOSS!

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Thanks for taking a look, promise to get more photos out later this weekend!

I feel bad for not posting in almost a month!

I have been really busy with school and stuff, which is a set back considering it is my Summer !
Anyways, I been trying to keep up with physics and it is hard for me to work and do school work and also my blogging this past month has been a low.
I obviously didn't get much of a chance to blog here and I tried to blog as much as I can with the other 2 blogs to follow the current content but even then I didn't post as much as I had last month because I am for the first time not increasing the views this month. I'm like a few thousand behind on both blogs :(
I want to get this summer classes out of the way so I can enjoy my summer and take more photos and such.
I look forward to Otakon next month and that will be pretty awesome!
Look for some photos maybe tomorrow night!
I have a 3 day weekend and I think I can afford a post with photos as soon as I can upload them to the web.
Anyways, I need to get back to my physics homework, it is killer!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Panel Roster - Otakon 2011!


Events: Panels Roster 2011
We are pleased to announce the following panels which have been selected for Otakon 2011!
Please note that scheduling for Otakon 2011 is not yet complete. As such, there is always the slight possibility that a panel or two may be bumped or wait listed at the last minute due to time and space constraints. No such determinations have been made at this time and any panelist whose panel is bumped or wait listed will be notified by the Panels Department ASAP.
So, without further ado...
+2 Comedy
ABJD 411 - An introduction to Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls
Affording Lolita
Akuma Recruitment Camp: A D.Gray-Man Discussion
Alchemy 101: What it takes to be a real life Alchemist
AMV 101: A Stepping Stone
ANImakeup: Professional Make-Up Techniques for Cosplay Characters
Anime 101
Anime Amazons
Anime and Manga Studies: A New Decade
Anime Family Feud
Anime Name That Tune
Anime Opening/Closing Themes
Anime Parliament (R)
Anime Press Your Luck
Anime, Manga, and Education
Anime: Myths & Legends
Anime's Craziest Deaths
Anime's Pirate Legacy
Arch Nemesisisis....isis
Ask A Nation
Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos
Bad Anime, Bad!!
Becoming a True Pokemon Master - An Introduction to Competitive PKMN Training and Breeding
Best Manga You Never Read
Beyond the Tentacle: Japanese Fetishes
Birth of a Generation: Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon
BRENTALFLOSS FAQ Live!
Capcom Fanpanel
Collaborating a Comic
Cosplay on a Shoestring
Crossdressing for Girls
Cyborgs, Cybernetics and Metal Men
Death Note Mafia
Deculture! A Macross Panel
Dubs that Time Forgot
Evangelion, WTF?
Exploring Tokyo
Fafiction: From Mary Sue to Shakespeare
Fandom & Criticism: The Art of Active Viewing
Fight or Flee: Comparing the worlds of Resident Evil and Silent Hill
Fukushima Dai-ichi
Get Yourself to Japan 101: Vacas to Visas
Giant Monsters A-Go-Go
Greatest Action Scenes of Asian Cinema Part 2
Gundam: What Makes It Great
Gyaru Culture Revealed: Destorying the Myths
Harajuku and Visual Kei Culture: Fact vs Myth
Hentai Worth Watching
How to Make an Fight Stick
How Troublesome, that Naruto Fanpanel Returns
Intro to Learning Japanese for Otaku
Investigating Detective Anime
Japanese and Korean Dramas: An introduction for anime fans
Japanese Figures, Toys and Collecting
Journey through the Clamp Universe
J-Pop for Dummies
Jrock Revolution
Ladies’ Choice: a guide to hentai
Let's Play Ero-ge!
Masquerade Magic
Mega Man: Made in Japan
Moe moe what?
Mythbusters: Anime Edition
No-Sew Cosplay
OC ReMix: Making Sweet, Sweet Love to Video Game Music Since 1999
OMG!..WTF Did I Just Watch?
Otaku and the Grim Reaper
Para-Para 101 With Tama-chan
Rumiko Takahashi: From Tomobiki to Furinkan
Ryokucha: Japanese Green Tea
Samurai versus Ninja
Square Enix Owns Your Soul
Steampunk 101
Survival Japanese and Beyond
Tales of Otakonia
The Abridged Panel
The Best Epic Japanese Commercials You've Never Seen!
The Fine Print on the Contract: The Themes, Philosophies, and Birth of a Legacy in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The power of pocket gaming: The power is in your pants
The Slightly Perverted Genius of Go Nagai
The Truth of the Strawberry Milk, a Gintama Panel
The Weirdest Games You've Never Played
The Yaoi-ing Game
TNL - League of Dirty Old Man
Toei Tokusatsu, 35 Sentai & 40 Years of Kamen Rider
Touhou Project
Ultimate Lolita Fashion Show
Uncle Yo's Stand-Up Comedy
Uncle Yo's Survival Guide to Anime Conventions
Underrated Mecha Anime (That were released in the North America!)
Unusual Manga Genres
When the Walls Start Closing In: Hikikomori and Ijime

Info came from Otakon, click here

Johnny Yong Bosch - Guest of Otakon 2011!

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice acting work for various anime titles; usually landing the lead role. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He will later go on and play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach and Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. He voices the main character Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and performed voiceover work in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, .hack//G.U., Persona 4, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Xenosaga, Wild Arms 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Eternal Sonata and Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Info came from Otakon, click here
Original Black Power Ranger, this is awesome of course. He usually comes to conventions :)
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