Random musings of a sleep deprived guy.
Okey-dokes, first post with something readable! ( A warning, this is very much a “tl;dr” post, so feel free to just skim/skip when I start rambling)
I staffed at ALA this year, working Con Operations, providing general con security and keeping people in lines and out of trouble. This is my second year doing so at ALA, and my third year attending.
It’s what I would call a rather… “medium” sized con, with about 2000-2500 people attending. This year marks the second year it was held at the LAX Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. ALA is one of two conventions I regularly attend, with Anime Expo being the other. ALA doesn’t really bring in really famous guests or anything of the sort. If you go for just the events, you’ll be extremely disappointed. Rather, ALA is more enjoyable when you get to interact with the attendees.
Well, enough of that intro rabble, let’s move on, shall we?
The first group of people I’ll mention are the usual gawkers not part of the con. Our first victims were….
Work has been proceeding on a crudely conceived idea that would not only supply Somni-Duudl current for use in shima phase retractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing marginal graham crackers. Such a device, is the ‘Otaku Encabulator’. Basically the only new feature involved is that instead of producing power from the constrained motion of temporal, muuda, and wree particles, it is produced from the modial interactions of japonical neurocatatons and oxyflagratial complectance.
The original machine had a base-plate of prefabulated pivic pipes, surmounted by a rigid follical casing in such a way that the two tail bearings were in a direct line with the expapyrametric fan. The latter consisted of eight hyperastral mastaspaks, so fitted to the ambifacent lunar tsunshaft that side foggling was effectively terminated. The main twinings was of the normal di-moe-kyun type placed in panmeidormic zettai-vocloid slots in the stator, every seventh pleat being connected by a nonreversible crème pie to the differential girdlespring on the ‘back’ end of the graham crackers.
Undoubtedly, the otaku encabulator has deteriorated to a sad state of technical development before it was even initialized. It has, however, been successfully used for operating nopan brunnions. In addition, whenever a barescent wahki viewer is required, it may be employed with a drawn reciprocating jingle arm to reduce yenosoidal depleneration.