Happy Thanksgiving!

Well everyone, have a great Turkey Day. ^_^ I do have some good news tho.  Remember this post here – http://www.djranmas.net/2011/10/learning-from-your-mistakes.html I have an update.  So here’s the thing.  I have this rule of where if I see someone more than three times that weekend at a con, I talk to that person.  Well this person in the first story… I saw her profile pop up twice while I was logged into LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Facebook.  I took a deep breath and added her to my Facebook.  Next day I saw she accepted the request.  Went over and said hi, she liked it and chatted back.  Ended up talking over Skype and things are cool now.

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RIP Heavy D

I didn’t think I’d would be posting about another sad thing so soon… But this is something I really took to heart about… I really don’t get upset over celebrity deaths, but I have to admit that it did hit me hard about passing of Dwight Myers aka Heavy D. I grew up in the same town that he grew up in during his career in the 80s – 90s. That was Mount Vernon, New York. Every year he would throw a Labor Day BBQ in the playground on 7th Avenue and I actually got a chance to go and have fun. I remember working in a video store and he came in and I got his autograph.

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Relationships

Relationship. I have one. I’m lucky. Why do I say that?  We trust and love each other very much.  And we both have a Hall Pass / Free Pass, because we’re so far away from each other. We have an open/polyamorous relationship.  This was her idea, not mine.  I also didn’t have a problem with it either.  But I’ve gotten flack from it and I don’t think it’s fair at all.

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Learning From Your Mistakes

I’ve been cosplaying for over ten years.  During this time, I’ve made stupid mistakes.  Mostly of me speaking before I think.  Granted most of us are guilty of that, but me more so than others.  I am thankful that I’ve learned from that.  I’m going to share with you all a couple of short stories of where my mouth has gotten me into trouble and how I learned from it. A few years ago I was a cosplay judge at Anime Boston. After watching all of the skits and we went into the back to figure things out, I spoke out of turn about a Silent Hill skit. Honestly, I didn’t know and I didn’t realize what I had done.  One of my friends who was a judge told me the mistake I made and I apologized profusely about it. I didn’t realize that after that, word gotten out to those people in that skit what I said. I had thought that what was said in closed doors, stayed there.  I thought wrong.

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