In case anyone is actually reading this (which I doubt, but I keep writing anyways) I did not, in fact, fail at Vlogging Every Day April just a few days in, which you might have assumed. In fact I actually succeded! Which is awesome, and a feat I'm quite proud of! But recording and editing and rendering and uploading and annotating a video EVERY DAY for a month, on top of having a full-time day job and attempting to eat and sleep meant that I had very little time left to actually post the videos as they were completed, whether it was here, facebook, twitter; anywhere. So, here's a summary in case you'd like to check out a particular video instead of sorting through nearly 2.5 hours of video yourself (not that I would mind that either! We all have limited time, however).
Day 1 - An introduction to our foster cat Hugo
Day 2 - I discuss trying to stay flexible within cosplay/project plans
Day 3 - Convention review: PAX East 2013
Day 4 - Throwback Thursday - Rabi en Rose
Day 5 - Fail Friday - Haibane Renmei; I try some candy from the Phillipines
Day 6 - Progress Vlog - attempt to clean my Midna bodysuit
Day 7 - A peek at a Game of Thrones themed dinner and more time with Hugo
Day 8 - Progress Vlog - cutting out a pattern "sloper" for pants
Day 9 - Throwback Tuesday - Sally Ragdoll
Day 10 - Progress Vlog - "Kigurumi" style onesie
Day 11 - Throwback Thursday - Jin, Samurai Champloo; I tell a story about a creepy encounter on my way home
Day 12 - Fail Friday - Twin Peaks (except that I got distracted by not having photos)
Day 13 - I talk about Cosplay for a Cure while Hugo is cute
Day 14 - I briefly talk about what I was up to over the weekend
Day 15 - How I was feeling about doing VEDA at the half-way mark; follow-up to Fail Friday Twin Peaks
Day 16 - Throwback Tuesday - Goldie; while doing Gunnarolla's "new vlogging angles" challenge
Day 17 - Doc H visits and makes reallllly bad jokes; I show my new circle lenses
Day 18 - Throwback Thursday - Fujiko; a brief history of Lupin III; and I get a haircut
Day 19 - Fail Friday - CATS
Day 20 - I talk about events happening in late April and one of my favourite places to shop for cosplay accessories
Day 21 - Vlogging on the bus - linkspam for 3GP, the Debs & Errol indigogo, and a NYCC music vid I'm featured in
Day 22 - Talking about what people like to have playing as "background noise"
Day 23 - Throwback Tuesday - Psiren; and a look at all my badges
Day 24 - Tips for dealing with uncomfortable or "non-functional" costumes
Day 25 - Throwback Thursday - Gabriel
Day 26 - Fail Friday - Stellvia of the Universe; sneak peek at the Knitter's Frolic, advice for safe use of contacts for cosplay
Day 27 - Vlogging from the Knitter's Frolic
Day 28 - My roommate Elemental discusses her Posing & Photography video series
Day 29 - This one is really just the cat, including some slow-motion stuff
Day 30 - Wrap-up of the month, by the numbers
And while were're going with video links, how about the cameos and guest spots I did during the month?
Doc H April 17 / Doc H April 21 / Video Ninja April 5 / 3 Geeks in a Pod ep 21 / 3 Geeks in a Pod ep 22
Posts are still running behind, but at least I'm on top of things, even if I'm not on time. The video from April 4th is a "Throwback Thursday" discussion of my first cosplay, Rabi en Rose; and April 5 is a "Fail Friday" discussion of a costume from Haibane Renmei which has otherwise never seen the light of day LOL.
(Yes, uploads are happening a full day late, and blog posts even later - but most days won't require as much extra add-ons as this one, so the delay will be shorter. I also hope to get back on schedule over the weekend - wish me luck!)
This is my PAX East review
I don't have a convention-coverage video this time because I didn't take any video or photos while I was there, but I definitely wanted to share my PAX experience (or highlights of it at least). I might post later this month about the non-PAX stuff we did in Boston (including the aquarium!) so let me know if you're interested ^_^
For all the photos that the Video Ninja took over the weekend: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...
For the Video Ninja's VEDA full of PAX goodies all month: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...
Recorded feed of "You Game Like a Girl" linked here http://www.themarysue.com/pax-east-fe...
Photos used courtesy of: Dan "The Video Ninja", Kurumasha, Kildread, Trillian-Z, Nintendo, WeHateVideoGames.com, BlastMagazine.com, Ali J, Matthew Luisi, Kenny Mak
For those of you whom I met at PAX this year, you can message/follow/stay in touch lots of ways: twitter (@Mai_Sheri), facebook (facebook.com/maishericostumes), email (email@example.com), DeviantART (MaiSheriCostumes), and even Steam (maishericostumes) though don't expect to see me on there often. You can message my for my Skype contact info
VEDA is a thing that happens every April (and August) in which people challenge themselves to vlog every day. I attempted it last year and failed due to circumstances outside my control, but I'm giving it a shot again this year! I'll be posting a brief video every day this month, with a double-post tonight because of computer issues. Hope you'll enjoy the actual regular updates!
To watch on YouTube, here is April 1, and here is April 2.