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Ihara Saikaku and Ukiyo by MikeYoungster Ihara Saikaku and Ukiyo :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 0 0 Mexican vs Redneck by MikeYoungster Mexican vs Redneck :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 3 1 Tell me you didn't say that by MikeYoungster Tell me you didn't say that :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 1 4 Nosferatu by MikeYoungster Nosferatu :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 0 1 marilyn. by MikeYoungster marilyn. :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 4 5 Another Trilby by MikeYoungster Another Trilby :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 13 4 Polar Bear Ink by MikeYoungster Polar Bear Ink :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 0 5 Bobby MacDog Issue 4 Cover by MikeYoungster Bobby MacDog Issue 4 Cover :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 2 0 Atrix Wolfe by MikeYoungster Atrix Wolfe :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 3 5 Viking Sofus by MikeYoungster Viking Sofus :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 3 2 Trilby Prince WIP by MikeYoungster Trilby Prince WIP :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 20 2 Paper Plate Madness by MikeYoungster Paper Plate Madness :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 8 7 Lutterious Ram by MikeYoungster Lutterious Ram :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 1 2 Rick Danger of Mablunia by MikeYoungster Rick Danger of Mablunia :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 3 6 Monotar Playing Chess by MikeYoungster Monotar Playing Chess :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 1 1 Death Metal Vocalist by MikeYoungster Death Metal Vocalist :iconmikeyoungster:MikeYoungster 0 1

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Activity


  • Listening to: The Pokémon soundtrack
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Despicable Me
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Camomile Tea
...so I guess it's been a while. A year to be exact.

And so, it's this time of the year again, where the nerds and geeks and otaku and hikikomori (here's hoping that none reside in Denmark) venture out to the grand convention of the year, J-Popcon. This time, having changed location due to the fact that it's become a massive festival during the last few years with its main attraction; the cosplay contest. As always, I will be accompanying my friend, :icongizmo2300: to the holy grounds where this year I'll be meeting up with a bunch of people I didn't know just 2 months ago.
The reason to this is because I started studying Japanese at uni, and many of my classmates are regular conventiongoers. So obviously, I'm going to see many of these, most of them dressed up. I have some plans myself cosplaying as one of the characters of my new massive point of interest, the Moomins by Tove Jansson. What relation do these characters have to do with Japanese pop culture, you ask? A whole deal, as already in the 60's Japanese animated films were made about the fluffy trolls and their friends, and they experienced quite a renaissance in the 90's becoming an anime series lasting 50+ episodes. So in my opinion, they are very relevant to this convention. And also, many of the con-goers do remember the Moomins from their childhoods, being both fondly reminded of the cozy, easygoing and cute Moomin family and their friends, or stricken with fear at the memory of the Groke or the Hattifatteners or the Lady of the Cold. In any case, the people at the convention will be experiencing yet another renaissance of the Moomin characters, and hopefully they will continue to become popular again.
I know I've been rambling for some time now, and I might sound idealistic to the point of someone calling me the next Johnny Reimar of the Moomins, as he was the one who brought the Smurfs onto Danish ground and into the everyday life of children and adults alike back whenever that happened.

On another note, but still in terms of dressing up, Halloween is coming up soon, and I've gotten the perfect idea for a costume. It's going to be scary, oh yeah. I'm going to a party with the people from uni, where I'm sure there will be a lot of dressing up as well. I'm looking forward to scaring the pants off people. That came out wrong, no?
In any case, autumn is looking great for me, and November is going to be a blast, hopefully being over fast, so we can at last enjoy the... (I can't find any more words rhyming with 'blast') ...Yule season with all its good food, candy and splendor.

Until next time,

Mata ne!

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:icondarkdreamsx0x:
darkdreamsx0x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
happy birthday miki!
long time no talk!~
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skover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi - I didn't expect that I'll find you on dA xD
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MikeYoungster Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Hey, where do I know you from? o.O
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skover Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've just seen the link to your profile on facebook's profile of one of my friend, and it was written as his dA's profile :) big sorry for the mistake :)
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Mie-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha du er så ninja at finde mig her inde 8D
Tak for watch <3
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commandercharon2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So what'd you think about the group?
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Lapa-Xd Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thank You so much for :+devwatch:
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Trippinonice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hej Mike, ville lige add'e dig herinde, aner ikke om du kan huske mig. Fede billeder :)
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MikeYoungster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Hejsa, længe siden! (: Hvordan går det?
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Trippinonice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, jeg synes selv at det går fint. Skulle lige tjekke Hans' side og så så jeg at du var på DEV... Spændende. Dig?
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