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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby BisonisnotVega on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:40 am

Toadsanime wrote:Was my third time going and I still find it breathtaking and undescrible, hopefully that feeling will remain for future expo's. As it's only twice a year it shouldn't get old and should still be exciting.

thats because you're 16
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Toadsanime on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:42 am

BisonisnotVega wrote:
Toadsanime wrote:Was my third time going and I still find it breathtaking and undescrible, hopefully that feeling will remain for future expo's. As it's only twice a year it shouldn't get old and should still be exciting.

thats because you're 16
we all grow up after a while

HURHHH. Well, yes, I suppose. I should still think that I'd be having a lot of fun at future expo's.

GAWD, you're such a downer.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby BisonisnotVega on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:43 am

Toadsanime wrote:
BisonisnotVega wrote:
Toadsanime wrote:Was my third time going and I still find it breathtaking and undescrible, hopefully that feeling will remain for future expo's. As it's only twice a year it shouldn't get old and should still be exciting.

thats because you're 16
we all grow up after a while

HURHHH. Well, yes, I suppose. I should still think that I'd be having a lot of fun at future expo's.

GAWD, you're such a downer.

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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Toadsanime on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:45 am

BisonisnotVega wrote:
Toadsanime wrote:
BisonisnotVega wrote:thats because you're 16
we all grow up after a while

HURHHH. Well, yes, I suppose. I should still think that I'd be having a lot of fun at future expo's.

GAWD, you're such a downer.

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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Ningi on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:11 am

magpiefabric wrote:I cannot tolerate this. October was my first expo and I thought the atmosphere was amazing. You could literally go up to anyone and suddenly be friends, of course the line gets a little sketchy around the point of immature behaviour aka fangirls and fanboys. That's righting off the possibility of trolls etc. Doing something like that just spoils the fun and isn't the least bit fair on anyone. Nobody upset me really at expo (if anything they welcomed me in quite nicely) but I heard stories of people abusing the free hugs sign and surprise hugging everyone they see against their will. Hopefully people'll learn to have a little respect for their peers (so to speak).

I've got to say, I even know of some people who were going around with a free hugs sign, as they said, "because of the girls". Believe it or not, to them, that one fleeting contact with a girl will generate enormous amounts of sexual stimulus, a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste. So during expos to them, it's like they hit the jackpot. I literally cracked up laughing when I saw the way they hugged... So excited as if they scored on the girls or something... it was kinda cute and sad at the same time, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.

Still, I do find it rather creepy that people go around hugging for that reason. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind people asking me for a hug, but I do mind people going around seeking some sort of "sexual thrill" out of touching a stranger in a very non-sexual manner... Doesn't get any creepier than that. :s
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Saikouze on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:28 am

Ningi wrote:
magpiefabric wrote:I cannot tolerate this. October was my first expo and I thought the atmosphere was amazing. You could literally go up to anyone and suddenly be friends, of course the line gets a little sketchy around the point of immature behaviour aka fangirls and fanboys. That's righting off the possibility of trolls etc. Doing something like that just spoils the fun and isn't the least bit fair on anyone. Nobody upset me really at expo (if anything they welcomed me in quite nicely) but I heard stories of people abusing the free hugs sign and surprise hugging everyone they see against their will. Hopefully people'll learn to have a little respect for their peers (so to speak).

I've got to say, I even know of some people who were going around with a free hugs sign, as they said, "because of the girls". Believe it or not, to them, that one fleeting contact with a girl will generate enormous amounts of sexual stimulus, a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste. So during expos to them, it's like they hit the jackpot. I literally cracked up laughing when I saw the way they hugged... So excited as if they scored on the girls or something... it was kinda cute and sad at the same time, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.

Still, I do find it rather creepy that people go around hugging for that reason. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind people asking me for a hug, but I do mind people going around seeking some sort of "sexual thrill" out of touching a stranger in a very non-sexual manner... Doesn't get any creepier than that. :s



Yeah, see thats why I never give or accept hugs, because I won't want to be mistakingly classed with those kind of people.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby NekoShuffleJump! on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:32 am

Toadsanime wrote:Expo is like Christmas to me.

You just killed Christmas.


Christmas is amazing! Don't kill it!

My third time at an expo too and I love it ^^ I'm 18 although you'd never think so given the way I look/act XD

I like all the free hugs signs because it's like everyone's sharing the expo love and nobody is shut out or anything like that ^^ I dunno about other peoples er..ulterior motives shall we say ^^; lets just keep it within the full-body-handshake (Er, probably sounds more..ulterior like that =P) and so on ^__^
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby chiok on Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:25 pm

Ningi wrote:I've got to say, I even know of some people who were going around with a free hugs sign, as they said, "because of the girls". Believe it or not, to them, that one fleeting contact with a girl will generate enormous amounts of sexual stimulus, a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste. So during expos to them, it's like they hit the jackpot. I literally cracked up laughing when I saw the way they hugged... So excited as if they scored on the girls or something... it was kinda cute and sad at the same time, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.


That has got to be the most stereotypical description of an anime fan I have heard for a awhile, you make it sound like some people are hardcore otaku's whose only social contact is at the MCM Expo, people do have lives outside of their hobbys
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Toadsanime on Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:29 pm

chiok wrote:
Ningi wrote:I've got to say, I even know of some people who were going around with a free hugs sign, as they said, "because of the girls". Believe it or not, to them, that one fleeting contact with a girl will generate enormous amounts of sexual stimulus, a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste. So during expos to them, it's like they hit the jackpot. I literally cracked up laughing when I saw the way they hugged... So excited as if they scored on the girls or something... it was kinda cute and sad at the same time, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.


That has got to be the most stereotypical description of an anime fan I have heard for a awhile, you make it sound like some people are hardcore otaku's whose only social contact is at the MCM Expo, people do have lives outside of their hobbys

Only just noticed that comment myself when you quoted it.

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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Adziu on Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:46 pm

Well, he IS talking about a specific few people he personally knows, not about anime fans or even free huggers in general.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Toadsanime on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:22 pm

Adziu wrote:Well, he IS talking about a specific few people he personally knows, not about anime fans or even free huggers in general.

But... but then he went on and said 'a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste.'
Not that I was personally offended or whatever anyway, but yeah.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Flionheart on Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:31 pm

I had a free hug sign, and i enjoyed hugging everyone, not just girls. It's nice that everyone is so happy that they can hug everyone! these threads are killing expo enthusiasm for me ; ;
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Ningi on Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:47 pm

Toadsanime wrote:
Adziu wrote:Well, he IS talking about a specific few people he personally knows, not about anime fans or even free huggers in general.

But... but then he went on and said 'a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste.'
Not that I was personally offended or whatever anyway, but yeah.

Is there anything wrong with that statement, besides it being true...? :3

No but seriously, besides these guys I mentioned, I have known people who do actually waste most of their social life away by browsing the internet. They're not even otaku's, just internet addicts. Some were, and still are addicted to MMO's. Others simply love the internet in general because they seem to get a feeling of satisfaction acting badass on a forum board, hiding their insecurities and completely changing personality on the net. Unfortunately, those are not stereotypes. People actually do that. And especially nowadays, people with various insecurities DON'T HAVE TO try and fit into society anymore. They can simply go back home and be whoever they want to be on the net. Mind you, that's still social interaction. But not necessarily the kind that would get you much action with the girls, if you know what I mean. Lawls. And sorry if that sounds mean, but it's the truth. <3

And by no means am I saying that all free huggers are like that. As I said, I don't mind free hugs at all. I even enjoy them sometimes, some people just give out that sweetness which can make your day brighter.

I just find it creepy that some people DO go around hugging people for other less innocent intents... Bleh. :s

But yeah, no one's trying to discourage free hugging (except from random glompers, of course), or to kill the expo enthusiasm! The expo is still an amazing event, otherwise it wouldn't have as many attendees and we wouldn't be discussing it on these boards right now. ;3
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Saikouze on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:10 pm

Ningi wrote:
Toadsanime wrote:
Adziu wrote:Well, he IS talking about a specific few people he personally knows, not about anime fans or even free huggers in general.

But... but then he went on and said 'a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste.'
Not that I was personally offended or whatever anyway, but yeah.

Is there anything wrong with that statement, besides it being true...? :3

No but seriously, besides these guys I mentioned, I have known people who do actually waste most of their social life away by browsing the internet. They're not even otaku's, just internet addicts.



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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby shalimar on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:48 pm

chiok wrote:I am sure I am not alone when I say this but when you go to the MCM Expo for the first time it will be absolutely fantastic and breathtaking, however after going to the MCM Expo 5 or 6 times onwards, it starts to lose its flair and originality that you first fell in love with in the beggining.

Personally I thought the Expo was "okey" it was a nice day out in my opinion but it has been much better in the previous times I have been


I'd say there is an element of truth to this.

My first Expo was actually back in May 2005 (and it was quite small back then compared to how it's grown today). The following Expo in October that year was bigger and better.

Now maybe it's like chiok says, it loses it's appeal, or it's because of ones own age and other priorities taking over, but I then went rarely and then just stopped altogether.

However, after being away for so long I went again in May this year (with my younger sister). Because I hadn't been for ages, I really enjoyed it then.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby wcw4life on Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:52 pm

No one upset me at this expo. Only thing I will say that annoyed me, was the guy by the DDR section on Saturday just shouting constantly. I'm pretty sure he was a staff member and someone told me he was told to stop after a while. Not sure if that's true, but credit to the staff member that did if that's true.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Solaris Phoenix on Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:47 pm

Wasn't he shouting really crude stuff like 'porn'? I remember him shouting too but I couldn't quite discern what it was. Sounded like 'porn', anyway. Mayhaps not to be confused with yaoi guy?
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Postby Adziu on Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:01 pm

Ooh, ha ha, I was amused by the gopher telling people that if they stood where they were standing, the shutters would spontaneously fall on their heads, so they had to move! Not UPSET, I know, but others had a grumble.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby wcw4life on Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:40 pm

Solaris Phoenix wrote:Wasn't he shouting really crude stuff like 'porn'? I remember him shouting too but I couldn't quite discern what it was. Sounded like 'porn', anyway. Mayhaps not to be confused with yaoi guy?


Could well have been. All I remember is he was constantly shouting for (what seemed) no apparent reason.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby thanty on Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:49 pm

ooh staff wouldnt let us back in about 4.30 on sunday ,just because there is only 30mins left, we could have some bargains!
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby magpiefabric on Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:27 pm

Ningi wrote:
magpiefabric wrote:I cannot tolerate this. October was my first expo and I thought the atmosphere was amazing. You could literally go up to anyone and suddenly be friends, of course the line gets a little sketchy around the point of immature behaviour aka fangirls and fanboys. That's righting off the possibility of trolls etc. Doing something like that just spoils the fun and isn't the least bit fair on anyone. Nobody upset me really at expo (if anything they welcomed me in quite nicely) but I heard stories of people abusing the free hugs sign and surprise hugging everyone they see against their will. Hopefully people'll learn to have a little respect for their peers (so to speak).

I've got to say, I even know of some people who were going around with a free hugs sign, as they said, "because of the girls". Believe it or not, to them, that one fleeting contact with a girl will generate enormous amounts of sexual stimulus, a sensation which most people who spend their day at home watching anime will rarely ever taste. So during expos to them, it's like they hit the jackpot. I literally cracked up laughing when I saw the way they hugged... So excited as if they scored on the girls or something... it was kinda cute and sad at the same time, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.

Still, I do find it rather creepy that people go around hugging for that reason. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind people asking me for a hug, but I do mind people going around seeking some sort of "sexual thrill" out of touching a stranger in a very non-sexual manner... Doesn't get any creepier than that. :s


Oh dear, that is just a little creepy. They're basically ruining everything the free hugs sign stands for. I was under the impression it was supposed to represent how the event brings us all together, but then the shut ins come and turn it into an "OH MY GAWD, SOOOO HAWT!" sausage fest.

And I was going to wear a free hugs sign in may XD.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Fungashi on Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:39 pm

chiok wrote:I am sure I am not alone when I say this but when you go to the MCM Expo for the first time it will be absolutely fantastic and breathtaking, however after going to the MCM Expo 5 or 6 times onwards, it starts to lose its flair and originality that you first fell in love with in the beggining.

Personally I thought the Expo was "okey" it was a nice day out in my opinion but it has been much better in the previous times I have been

Slow response but I agree Iv gone to 6 now and the thrill is almost non existance, but I agree with you 100%, maybe i should take a break from expos?
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Kawatan on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

Fungashi wrote:
chiok wrote:I am sure I am not alone when I say this but when you go to the MCM Expo for the first time it will be absolutely fantastic and breathtaking, however after going to the MCM Expo 5 or 6 times onwards, it starts to lose its flair and originality that you first fell in love with in the beggining.

Personally I thought the Expo was "okey" it was a nice day out in my opinion but it has been much better in the previous times I have been

Slow response but I agree Iv gone to 6 now and the thrill is almost non existance, but I agree with you 100%, maybe i should take a break from expos?


Yea, I've been going to the MCMExpo for years, at first it was awesome, there was stuff to buy and games to play, and I remember when the fast track line could line up just outside the expo hall instead of in it's own hall, and how I could go on the DDR machine for ages on the sunday before other people would be waiting. Now I just go for the cosplaying and meeting friends who live far away.
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby Fungashi on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:03 pm

Kawatan wrote:
Fungashi wrote:
chiok wrote:I am sure I am not alone when I say this but when you go to the MCM Expo for the first time it will be absolutely fantastic and breathtaking, however after going to the MCM Expo 5 or 6 times onwards, it starts to lose its flair and originality that you first fell in love with in the beggining.

Personally I thought the Expo was "okey" it was a nice day out in my opinion but it has been much better in the previous times I have been

Slow response but I agree Iv gone to 6 now and the thrill is almost non existance, but I agree with you 100%, maybe i should take a break from expos?


Yea, I've been going to the MCMExpo for years, at first it was awesome, there was stuff to buy and games to play, and I remember when the fast track line could line up just outside the expo hall instead of in it's own hall, and how I could go on the DDR machine for ages on the sunday before other people would be waiting. Now I just go for the cosplaying and meeting friends who live far away.

Pretty much same here just a sentence shorter. I might not go to a couple and still if te buzz returns or get more into the forum activity before the expos? but that being said ithought it was way too busy on saturday which is great for most people who go both days but for us who go one it was particularly great( seeing as sundays are a lot less busy i might stick to them)
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Re: Did you meet any people that had upset you in any way?

Postby SamD465 on Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:42 pm

kyothekat wrote:what makes this worse is i see his picture everytime i look in the cosplay fever book... "erghhhhghghghg"....

Is that page 95? Because that's the only superman i can find.

that story reminds me odf a past experience I once had..... (the picture bit anyway).
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