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Apologies for the radio silence the last while, no- it's not burn out from the Fan Expo trip! This has mostly been caused by work eating up my time and the announcement recently that I was tackling the Arrowverse line of shows to catch up to them. Currently, I'm on "The Flash" and its second season and I probably won't be in time for the premiere of the new seasons, but I'll try to PVR them and then catch myself up once I'm done with the previous seasons of each show (i.e- "Arrow", "The Flash", "Supergirl", "Legends of Tomorrow"). No worries though, I should be updating you folks more often.

Bitta Stitch news for ya though! So, I learnt that Disney Channel overseas has premiered the English dub for "Stitch! Perfect Memory", now with the title "Stitch! A Perfect Memory". Currently, I'm in the process of landing a good copy of the dub to see how things turned out (since it aired on Disney Channel Asia today), but if you recall in general, I thought the special, among the line of Zutto New Specials, was decent, certainly had its ups and downs. Because of this, it might end up in circulation on YouTube or other sites in due time. If any links pop up, I will share 'em with the public wanting to see it. Just figured those among fans/friends/ohana would wanna know! :)

Also, my head's reeling from last night as I went to see Tears for Fears live in concert. While I'm not that big of a fan of the band, they were quite awesome and delivered one heck of a show. They threw in their better hit songs and then even threw in a cover into their set (that being a Michael Jackson song). All in all, fantastic stuff.

Beyond that, work on some new projects has begun, between a new Triverse print (that may or may not see the light of day unless people don't mind the slight future spoilers that could fall into an alternate side of things), the twin Stitch 15th Anniversary pics I'm promising for the new year and a few other fun things. There's even been a few tweaks to the references and other crossover quirks of the Triverse timeline, which won't affect the overall story at all, but it does leave some stuff to toy around with for people who are fans of other works. Fall's been quite the right time to work on this stuff, so I'm happy to try and push for that.

Anyways, just figured I'd update since I hadn't in a month. HAPPY PUMPK MONTH, guys- and catch y'all next update... sooner rather than later! (And no, I didn't mistype that word "PUMPK" either. It's an inside joke.) Haisai, folks! :D
So, it's about time I type out this recap of what was one of the best weeks of my entire life. By now, friends have either went back home or are flying home as we speak and yours truly's been not only fighting a cold, but post-vacation blues. I might even be holding back breaking into tears typing all this because of how much I miss this. But at the very least, I'm not leaving you guys out of this. I said I was going to make a recap journal, I'm darn well gonna. I want to share what me, dlrpmad (Sean), silverstar-alchemist (Christina) and even MeshWeaver (Philippe) and ZoraCatone (Zora) experienced during this massive trek. So, here goes...

D Barenzu's Recap of His Toronto/FanExpo Trip... or something colourful like that. Just roll with it!


Day 1: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

After waiting at the nearest mall and a volley of phone tag with texts, walking down the way was a troupe of merry people- Sean, Christina, Philippe and his brother Sam. Apparently, they parked a bit away from my folks' vehicle. And it didn't take too, too long before all of my FOUR, count 'em, FOUR bags were loaded up into Christina's vehicle and we were on our way (after a quick Disney Store trip which snagged me and Sean a pair of Duffy TsumTsum for our collections). 

Of course, the music of choice for the ride was Sean's latest mix, filled to the rim with happy hardcore and even a few dubstep tunes. There was a few choice moments where a lot of us were headbanging in the car, especially me and Sean ("Spitfiya Riddim (Boombox Cartel Remix)" for example) who identified a lot of the music in said mix. Then again, he oughta be able to recognise his own tunes, I mean- it was kinda HIS mix.

About an hour and a half later, we finally made it to Markham and to the inn that me, Christina and Sean were staying at, the Parks Inn by Radinson. It was a very luxurious inn and personally, if I had the chance to book it myself, I would. Of course, that'd be something for another time. So, I let my bags loose that day and it was at that moment that Philippe said that he and Sam had stuff for us. It was revealed that this "bundle of stuff" was from Otakuthon in Montreal and that they got us Hatsune Miku keychains (mine was a Miku holding the peace sign) and a varied few smaller things between us, including our own bead art caricatures. Mine was Stitch, of course- holding that #626Pride high, while Sean's was Scott Pilgrim and Christina's was one of her fave Pokemon out there, Sylveon. Many thanks for that again, Philippe and Sam! What was more was Sean dragging out a big coup de grace, a BIG bag of TsumTsum that I've bought through him, with sets varying from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", "Spider-Man" and even "The Jungle Book". Thanks again, dude! 

After that, we had to hit the big city, Toronto. This was mainly because we had to check Philippe and Sam into their hotel, the Chelsea Hotel. There, we had a bit of bed laying and comical shenanigans which had a turn when Sam brought out what is probably one of the most memorable things of the trip. D-D-D-D-D-DORA. No, I WISH I was making this up. Apparently brought in from their work was a miniature music toy of Dora the Explorer with maracas. This quickly became a thing of its own as we all threw jokes at it and even had a few other incidents with the Dora toy later in the trip. It was also during this first visit to the Chelsea where "Essance by D Barenzu" was made, an inside joke involving an odd face I made and what seems to be an advertising for false fragrances. This also has a partner, but that'll come later.

Following this, we took to the Toronto subway and hit up several stores for the day. The walk even had a few interesting sights like one of Toronto's monitors going all BSOD (blue screen of death, or rather black Windows screen) and a bunch of chalk art on the sidewalk. Anyways, our first shopping run ended up being a few stores in the Eaton Centre, these including Hot Topic and a bite to eat. We then hit up HMV for a while as well as Chapters-Indigo. Pretty much, it leads into a bunch of finds to the haul which I'll put later.

After all the walking, we decided on something to kick off the trip in style- to hit up Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake. AND LET ME TELL YOU. THAT CHEESECAKE? IS SO DELICIOUS. Quite literally, it feels like you're eating a fluffy pancake or a cloud, it's that delicious. Either way, we all sat in the Chelsea after waiting and ordering one with green tea and wolfed it all down, looking forward to the next day's events and the start of Fan Expo 2016. Sean though, pulled a sneaky move and did something with Dora... I won't say what, but it involved Sam's love for tea, let's just say that. (And don't worry, Dora is fine.)

With an eventful day done, me and the two "lovebirds" headed back to the Parks Inn and called it a night. Especially since we had what was gonna be a wake up call tomorrow. Not an early one, mind you- but one nonetheless...


Day 2: Thursday, September 1st, 2016

THE FIRST DAY OF FAN EXPO, EASILY MY FAVE TOO... and I had started to get a dry throat today! Yaaaaaay! This and braving said throat aside, waking for it wasn't all that hard and after some showering and digging up ALL the things, we picked up Philippe and Sam and made a beeline for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre... following some Tim Horton's and a bit of us lost, of course. 

A few hours of dinking around and card games out on the line (Crazy 8's), the gates opened for us at 12-ish and we were lead inside of the building, greeted by a "Luke Cage" billboard set hanging across the front, obviously for the Netflix show of the same name.

However, we weren't led EXACTLY to the con yet. Something held us Deluxe passholders up in the line for about 30 minutes to an hour... wasn't sure what led to it, but it's fine, as after, we were led ahead and of course, left to wander the con centre. Today was a day where we had to try and stick together, so this was something we kept in mind unlike the other days, where our cell phones became key. But we'll get to that.

Anyways, our first stop was the North Building. And man, walking in for the first time was a sight to behold. Several people wandering the halls of the con, several celebrity signs up and at 'em and of course, several exhibitors present all while more "Luke Cage" ads hung high above the con floor.

Our first trek into the chaos actually led us past the 501st Legion and other stops to the Tower of T-Shirts, held up by Stylin' Online. It was here where Christina found one of her main pick-ups, a S.T.A.R Laboratory sweater (from the DC television show "The Flash", to which Christina absolutely LOVES). I on the other hand, split with Philippe for a deal on two shirts, landing my first piece of "Overwatch" merch in a shirt with Winston and Tracer on it.

We then decided to stroll though the several booths in the North Building. This trek also landed me a prop for a hopeful new cosplay of mine, the Fourth Doctor's scarf. Other places landed us Funko Pops, video games and other little trinkets worth looking at. Heck, one of the "Star Wars" booths run by Royal Selangor even had a fully functional prop of Han Solo stuck in carbonite. And we even saw one of three Astromech droids pass by which were built and patrolled around the con. I had to wonder if it was for "Star Wars: Rebels" S3 promo or if it was for Mark Hamill, but it was something. And needless to say, the day flew on by.

Now, this leads me to one of the parts where my heart sank down and I was totally nervous. In the booths of the North Building, I found a volume of a great anime, "Toradora!"- in the hopes that my first celebrity meeting, Cassandra Lee Morris, would go well. She's known as one of my fave VAs ever and is also my character Yaiko's dream voice! Cass arrived close to 4-ish and the moment I got in line, I felt so weird. However, upon a morale boost from Sean and Christina and meeting, talking about how awesome her work is and having her sign my "Toradora!" copy AND take a selfie with me (it's up on Twitter and I'm SO happy it happened), I felt more... confident... that is after a bit of a fanboy sesh with the group that it just happened. I even bought something from Cassandra's booth, which was a USB bracelet for her musical project, Willowz. Seems her husband Steve Shebby and her are cooking up music and it sounds incredibly chill, well worth the listen. So I've got her EP to look forward as well. It wasn't the last time I saw Cassandra at the con, but after that, I felt so honoured to have met one of my top fave voice actresses on the screen. Thanks again for everything on Thursday, Cass- that was incredible. <3

It didn't stop there either, after a bite to eat, our next celeb, Charles Martinet's booth opened up and we all got in line for that. Two of us had stuff signed, that being Philippe, who had picked up a copy of "Super Mario Bros. 3" to sign, and Sean who bought a poster for Martinet to sign only for him to fill the entire poster with signatures while doing the voices IN CHARACTER. Believe me, my ears heard him going a mile a minute. Sam was going to get a selfie with the man himself when Martinet noticed something and asked if we were all friends. He then went on to say if we wanted to take a picture together. And holy crud, it was an honour being in the same pic as the voice of Mario. Let me just say, Martinet has gotta be one of the humblest voice actors on Earth and it showed here. Sincerely, the man did a kindness for all of us even though a few of us had stuff signed. Walking away, I felt a bit giddy, but I can definitely say, Charles is a treasure. Thanks for the selfie and how incredibly charming you were, Charles- you were a BIG highlight of the trip! <3

After this, we all spent the remaining part of the con in the South Building with the Artist's Alley taking a look at some of the prints and such. Though we didn't have much time to look, what with it being around 9-ish already, I managed to meet an incredible artist by the name of Jim Su (also known as crozonia on dA here). Not only was Jim involved with some BIG films like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (he did the scene where Winter Soldier catches the shield), "TRON Legacy" (he mostly did Rinzler stuff here) and a few of the "Resident Evil" movies, but he was involved in one of my major Canadian obsessions, "ReBoot". So, I bought his artbook, "ReBoot Forever" and a print from him and he signed both. It's an honour to to find people who worked on stuff you hold dear, so thanks Jim, your work's eye popping. <3

After this, Day 1 of Fan Expo 2016 went and closed. After we swung Philippe and Sam home, we went home as well. Little did we know, we were gonna have one heck of an early day for Friday...


Day 3: Friday, September 2, 2016

Also known as the day of Fan Expo that officially killed us. Me and Sean only had three hours of sleep while poor Christina had one... ouch. I was also fighting a runny nose now, as what seemed to be a cold was setting in... ugh. This was also the day where our friend Zora joined into this for the rest of the weekend and... needless to say, he was down for the count too. This day had us being in cosplay, with Sean and Christina as Pikachu and Ash (respectively), Zora being Captain Hook (and being stopped every so often for photos, that's how impressive his cosplay was) and me being Ford Pines from Disney's own "Gravity Falls" (also one of my "Big 3" there).

Either way, we made it to the con and we started our rounds to different panels. Our first one ended up being an insightful one from Mario VA Charles Martinet, who did a QnA to his adoring public. Again, this man. This freaking man who voices so many main Mario characters is so humble. He told us the process of what it takes to voice act and how much of a journey it is doing so. To quote his words exactly, "he does so because he wants to make people happy" and believe me, he's doing a solid job because of it. So, to Charles, another rousing thanks, your panel was an entertaining, fun and in addition, insightful one! 

Following this, Christina and Sean ran off to what'll be another celeb meeting later in the day, Bill Farmer, as he had a QnA panel for that day. Me though, I stuck to my guns and after a bit of a slip-up on my behalf letting the others know where I was, went off to Cassandra Lee Morris' first panel, a anime bloopers panel which featured reels from "Blue Exorcist", "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" and "Sword Art Online" as hosted by her and set up by Fan Expo staff and Steve Shebby. Now, because I don't want to get sued up the wazoo by Aniplex, I'll just say the bloopers were freaking hilarious, especially when it came to the SAO reel, since it got... well, really adult for the humour. Needless to say, it was pretty fun!

Running back to Bill Farmer's panel after finishing the bloopers (which I saw bits and pieces off of Sean later), I got to briefly see Bill Farmer and he's one of the quaintest men I've seen in Disneyana. He was even holding a TsumTsum someone gifted him of Goofy from the panel before he went off down to North. That wasn't the only thing though, as coming out of the panel was a Grunkle Stan cosplayer who Sean and Christina pointed out. This of course, brought up a few pics between several people, which was always fun.

After that, we took to the North Building where I met with my lovely GF AnimeJasmineKM and her brother. It was only for a while, but I still LOVED that she made it... and in a spiffy "Attack on Titan" cosplay too! Love ya, dear! <3

Following this, I actually got to meet Bill Farmer again, this time I talked with him about how incredible his work was and I got him to sign my copy of "A Goofy Movie", probably my favourite of all Goofy media (yes, even above "How to Swim", my fave short). Again, the man is a legend and meeting him was a dream come true for a Disney zealot quite like myself, so to Bill, thanks so much for signing my copy, keep up being awesome! <3

On our way, we found one of the most awesome cosplayers out there, a Banjo and Kazooie played by father and son. I have pictures of him up on Twitter, but man- props to whoever did that cosplay. Even with the heat that day, THAT'S family dedication right there.

It was after this (and after Sam picked up an "Agent Carter" Funko Pop so we could be buddies in line for the next day) we decided to go back and scour more prints from the Artist's Alley in the South Building, as we only had so much time to look. Most of our dollars were spent on some awesome prints... well, most of us anyway, as Philippe and Sam couldn't really ship them back to Montreal, so they were scouting out smaller ones.

While the group chilled, I was led through a quick run through more exhibitors before meeting up with 'em again. From The LEGO Group to Space to EB Games to Showcase, there were several big names there. For example, the LEGO booth had statues around, ranging from a LEGO Batman for the aforementioned "The LEGO Batman Movie" out next year, to a Wonder Woman statue for the DC line, to a Shadowtrooper for the coming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" LEGO line. The key attraction was that people could build black bricks out of LEGO pieces that went into a statue of something later. I'll mention what it is when the time comes. I also spotted another Astromech, an orange one this time. Other booths had their interesting attractions too, like the Space booth showcasing new shows (including announcing their broadcast plans for "Star Trek: Discovery" in 2017), the EB Games booth having a large store area (and a Kylo Ren cosplayer who was jamming out incredibly to the music... seriously, he has to be seen to be believed) and the PlayStation and XBOX booths showcasing new games and, in the former's case, Playstation VR. While I wish I could've checked it, unfortunately we never found the time to, though Sean landed a few neat finds from the booth in the form of some posters. There were also plenty of Captain America shields, metal and plastic, that came from the nearby Hasbro booth. But I never partook because of cost reasons. They looked awesome though!

All in all, it was a brief posy through the South Building once all was said and done and we headed back home after... Hey buddy! ...or did we?

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but Pikachu, Ford and Ash decided to hit up one of the famed after-parties, Friday's being the EXIT Tunes Dance Party, hosted by DJ RYU and DJ KORSK. After a trek via cab (much to our worry) and a security check later, we made it in to find the support act blasting happy hardcore beats. We wished we could've stayed for RYU and KORSK, but unfortunately Christina fell ill due to lack of sleep and it was in our best interest to leave and get rest.

And that we did. After we got home (and after meeting a really nice Joker cosplayer who we met a few times during the con and talked with... Totodiles) and I watched a bit of Bill Farmer's panel with Sean, we got to sleep for more than we managed for Friday... and little did we know Saturday was gonna be as awesome as Friday...


Day 4: Saturday, September 3, 2016

THE DAY THAT... PHIL... MOVES BACK INTO HIS MOTHER'S BASEMENT! He's coming home... actually, nah- this was the day of Fan Expo that was the most rewarding to all of us, while also being the busiest. After suiting up in cosplay again (with Sean as Dipper and yours truly as Ford Pines once more) and picking up Zora (who was dressed as Gaston for that day), we made our way and waited for the con doors to open once again.

Today though, thing started off on a high. Me and Sam made a beeline for the North Building while Sean, Christina and Philippe went right for a "Ghostbusters" live reading panel with voice actors like Bill Farmer, Tood Haberkorn, Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen. Why?

Well, the reason's quite simple! Our next celeb meeting, of course. We both took our "Agent Carter" Funko Pop figures to the line of Hayley Atwell while Christina and Sean went off to see Danielle Panabaker. It took a bit, but when she arrived at 11, the line was steady and I got to meet the lovely lady herself with relative ease. She signed mine and Sam's Funkos with ease and charmingly answered a question or two I had for her new show, "Conviction". Needless to say, her charm made the wait well worth it. Thanks again for signing the Funko, Hayley- and good luck in the new ABC show you're in (that being "Conviction")! <3

After that, Sam went back with Philippe and the others. But where was I going, if you would?

Well, while the others were grabbing a bite and about to see John Barrowman's panel (which was comedy gold, having seen a few excerpts from it thanks to Sean), I was making a personal and very nostalgic dream come true. You see, Saturday hosted a panel called the YTV PJs Reunion Panel, featuring hosts from the station of old, Tarzan Dan (from "The Hit List") and PJs {program jockeys} Phil Guerrero and Paul McGuire (from "The Zone", "Warp", "The Anti-Gravity Room", "The Breakfast Zone" and so on). Carlos was also supposed to be there, but I'm going to make a guess that his work at Corus Entertainment prevented him from coming. For the uninitiated, YTV is a Canadian channel well known for a legendary run in the 90s between both of their image campaigns, You Rule and Keep It Weird, before coming to now where the channel... well... isn't quite the same. I fully loved the channel within its You Rule image from '94 to '98, so something like this was up my alley (and that's not saying I hated Keep It Weird, I just preferred the cooler image of You Rule)Either way, I went into the panel and was surprised to find the panel a completely uproarious treat, with Phil cracking people up over stories from "The Zone" and "The Anti-Gravity Room" (including a story involving George Takei which broke the whole audience into laughter) and Paul and Tarzan Dan pitching in their own stories as well from the 90s. I even asked a question over a segment of "The Breakfast Zone" I remember called "Omelette Island", which was shot in the area where I live in and Paul answered that he did. Either way, the panel was incredible and I knew walking out, I had an hour before Barrowman's panel would let loose. So I went into the North Building to find there was indeed a booth for the YTV hosts. Waiting there for a bit, there arrived Tarzan Dan, Phil Guerrero and Paul McGuire. Now, I WISH I watched more of "The Hit List" back when because that would've justified me meeting Dan, but I stuck with my heart and my nostalgia and met Phil and Paul after the panel. There, I not only told them how awesome their work for YTV was and how much they meant to me and several other Canadian kids back when, but I also got a photo and postcard signed by them, but also a selfie with the two after Paul got pried from an interesting "Star Wars" convo (to which, the pic's up on Twitter)... I feel him there! Even took off the wig of my Ford Pines cosplay to do it, I was that dedicated. Anyways, coming out from that with what I did, I have to give my thanks again to Phil Guerrero and Paul McGuire, not just for the now, but for the back when too. If it wasn't for them, watching YTV would be missing something and meeting them at Fan Expo was like coming full circle with the nostalgia of Canadian television. So, to Phil and Paul, thanks ever so much, you made this fan of the station SO happy! To quote the mantra of the station from '94 to '98, You Rule! <3

So, after that, I ran over and waited in the lower floor for the others coming out from John Barrowman... AND THERE WAS A TIDAL WAVE OF PEOPLE. Seriously, I know Saturday's the busiest day, but it took like... 20 minutes before I saw Sean, Christina and the others. After that, we were on the move.

Our next thing after all that excitement was a panel in the South Building, this one being a Women of Anime/Gaming panel with Cassandra Lee Morris, Cherami Leigh, Trina Nishimura and Colleen Clinkenbeard, all top notch VAs. The panel was a nice QnA with the gals, ranging from crazy theatre stories to an insane Road Runner chasing kids to a cell phone situation most creepy with Lee Morris to even my question of their fave roles in any media, all with comical precision. I was known as "Mr. Pinky" to a few of 'em though after the panel. Yet having seen all of Lee Morris' panels, I guess you could say I have dedication to fave VAs, huh? However, Sean and Christina had to book it early, because they were the few getting a Photo Op with Christopher Lloyd. Lucky, lucky! Either way, the gal-pal fuelled panel was really funny!

Following that was picking up a commish by an artist named Neil Buday from the Artist's Alley, a commish I made of my character Yaiko Galaxia at a piano playing beautifully, as per her mastery of the ivory... a pic of that's up on Instagram and I will gladly put one up on if people want a look!

This leads us to the North Building once more, where a LOT of meetings happened, even on my end involving a certain Vol. 1 copy of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood". First off, Sean, Christina and Philippe ran off to meet John Barrowman of "Doctor Who" and "The Flash" fame. Barrowman, I heard, also was seeing Freema Agyeman inbetween of his table jumps. Was SO happy both of them got to meet the dude. On the flip side, this leads to a big number of meet ups on my end. The first was one I was dying to make happen for a loooooooooong time, Vic Mignogna, the iconic voice actor of Edward Elric from "Fullmetal Alchemist" (and also a dream VA of mine for my character Kyohaku Stitch). Meeting with him for the first time was an honour, I told him how much of a bada** he was and even ended up getting a copy of his CD and DVD, Revix and "Vic Mignogna in Concert" which features short film "Fullmetal Fantasy". After signing my copy of FMA and getting a selfie with him (also up on Twitter), I walked out of there with a mini-fanboy attack because a legendary VA signed my stuff. Interestingly, his line wasn't as long... alas, we kept moving and I made the choice to see Colleen Clinkenbeard next, known for Riza Hawkeye from "Fullmetal Alchemist", Erza from "Fairy Tail" and so on. Introducing myself as "Mr. Pinky", she knew who I was from the Women of Anime/Gaming panel and I ended up with an autograph on the FMA copy and a selfie with her too (also on Twitter). Following that up was Trina Nishimura, a VA whom I'm still getting into, but I know well as Mikasa from "Attack on Titan". Upon learning she was in "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" as well, I went to Trina and greeted her with a "meep meep" and the "Mr. Pinky" intro once more, ending up with a signature and a nice chat with her as well. By the end of Saturday, my Vol. 1 of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" was filled up with three people's signatures, which was incredible! Sean and Christina had already seen Cherami Leigh too over the weekend, so there was that to add to the anime VAs as well. All in all, BIG thanks to Trina Nishimura, Colleen Clinkenbeard and especially Vic Mignogna, you all are awesome at what you do in your own ways. And also, to Vic? It was an honour meeting ya, awesome "alchemist"! <3

So, after all of this (and a quick stop from Philippe to pick up a "Daredevil" Funko for Sunday's thing... starting to see a trend yet?), we left and regrouped to call it a day after some dinner at Subway... Or did we?

AFTER-PARTIES STRIKE AGAIN! This time around, it was the 90s After Party sponsored by Netflix and "Luke Cage". Unlike the other night where illness called the party off, we managed to spend a good hour and a half to little longer at this party, which featured the "Sailor Moon" dub cast and the YTV PJs that were at the con. This also meant that Tarzan Dan was helping spin the tunes, which was awesome. Almost every 90s song you could imagine was there in full force and it was a treat to these ears. We also ran into the Joker cosplayer again, who I got a pic with on a "Luke Cage"-themed postcard. All in all, it was very much up my creek, but we couldn't necessarily stay either, so we enjoyed what we could!

After this, bed called to us once again and for the last day of the con too... and probably one of the most up and down for me. Though fibre bars seemed to drive me insane on this night. Wonder why...


Day 5: Sunday, September 4, 2016

The last day of Fan Expo 2016... needless to say, it was one of the more exciting days, but it also ended up turning into one of the more up and down. Me, Christina and Sean didn't cosplay this time, but our friend Zora did- going into the fray as Jafar. There was even two calls from our troupe of "Jafar, Jafar, he's our man, if he can't do it- GREAT!" to compliment the whole thing. The doors opened one last time today... 'til the new year, of course.

So, the first thing I did was beeline right for the North Building. And this became a good chunk of my day.

Now, I started into the line of Charlie Cox, whom is obviously known as Matt Murdock or Daredevil from the MARVEL Netflix show of the same name "Daredevil", Philippe joining me sometime after, both of us with Funko figures getting signed. What we didn't realise was how cluttered his schedule was for that day, as he had Photo Ops at 11am and a panel at 12:30pm, leaving us to stand around for a while. It got to the point where around 1-ish, a few people actually dropped from the line due to how long they were waiting for. Not yours truly, of course- but still! One of the people who dropped though was Philippe, who wanted to do more around the con. Because of the time it took, I lent him my copy of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Vol. 1 to get signed by VA Todd Haberkorn (to which he did so with ease) while he left me his Funko for Cox to sign. Which seemed easy enough, I thought around 1-ish when the charming actor arrived.

...And then the VIPs came.

Now, I've got no beef if you're a VIP holder or if you're in a VIP line, that's fine and dandy, you paid the money for such a thing and you deserve the extra privileges. I have no ill will against that. What I have ill will with is letting the whole line of VIPs go ahead instead of letting each line go one and one at a time. Believe me when I say that the line for Cox, because the ordinary people were waiting in line for 4-5 hours, almost turned into a riot until they froze the VIP lines and pushed us forward.

Following this though, I met up with Charlie Cox, who signed both my own and Philippe's Daredevil Funkos and struck up a conversation with me, even saying enjoy the rest of the con and saying "thanks" after! The trouble here wasn't with Cox, for he was a really charming soul and he's not to blame- it was actually the schedulers of the con this time, who fit in way too much and gave no time to try and tell people when he'd be arriving at his booth, especially given the circumstance of the line. That's the only gripe of meeting him. So, to Charlie Cox, thanks so much for signing our Funkos and meeting me, it's an honour to have done so and I only wish the best for the future! <3

After this, I met up with the others, my celeb meets finally done as we found our way through the Artist's Alley one more time to scope out any more prints and also the exhibitors as well. I even had a commish to pick up from artists Janna Lai and Si Wong, a Yuna and Stitch commish that has a karate kata get merged with Yuna's element... much to Stitch's dismay, of course. A pic of this'll also be available for those who wanna see it, though it is on Instagram among other things.

Due to waiting for Charlie Cox I missed out on Christina getting a "Supergirl" picture with the cape and on Zora getting a pic at the "Outlander" booth, but both of those ended up being around online, which is a godsend. Sean and Philippe even got free "Halo" and "Destiny" figurines from the Mega Bloks booth, so that was also cool. I ended up seeing what the LEGO booth was building for their "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" interactivity and it turned out it was the droid character from the movie, a big statue of said character made out of the black bricks we attendees all built.  The rest of the day seemed easygoing after Cox and that was fine, as the rest of the day was cosplayers, prints and a bunch of other fun. An up and down last day of Fan Expo well spent!

We ended up walking around to City Hall after the con met its close, on our way to the Chelsea again to pick up bags of prints and merch. Though, this had some an awesome turn of events follow... For dinner, instead of the pizza or whatever other con food we were living off of for the weekend, we went to Ramen Santouka up in the city for some classy ramen. And wow... the whole set up was great. It was very traditional and very delicious too, even if I never was able to eat much of it (noodles and spaghetti fill me up fast). We even shared a melon ice cream soda float, which was also a rad taste to behold!

After this, we went back to the Chelsea, shot the breeze and planned out something fun for a chill day on Monday as we took home our prints and merch back to the Parks Inn by bussing it. Sean and Christina even gave yours truly a little QnA with the creator, as they asked me questions ado with "Stitch Triverse" and some of my dream concepts for it, which is always more than welcome, even for you guys reading! We even sorted our grabs and merch before getting some good rest from the con once we made it back to the hotel. And with it being the last day of said con, what a spectacle! I would gladly do this again another year, as the whole event was very get up and go-go. Anyways... onto Monday.


Day 6: Monday, September 5, 2016

So, us in the Parks Inn all slept in 'til about 10 or 11 in the morn, which was much needed given the busy, busy Fan Expo weekend. And it was also a day where we could take things easy, very befitting for Labour Day. And so we did.

Upon getting Philippe and Sam, we decided to walk a stretch down to Bathurst/Bloor, hungry for a certain Pizza Pizza store. It wasn't just any Pizza Pizza store either, we were going for the one that was used in the iconic film "Scott Pilgrim VS. The World". What was cool was that we had not only seen the Pizza Pizza, but also Lee's Palace, the place where Crash & The Boys and Sex Bob-Omb squared off in order to get their band into Chaos Theatre and Honest Ed's, which sadly was closed for Labour Day and even moreso, by the end of the year, will be gone. We got a few pics of the locale though, to remember it by. We also passed Queen's Park and a bunch of tech university students who were a part of a rather cool orientation, though some of us joked they were some hardcore "Pokemon GO" players. Lunch at said Pizza Pizza was filling, though I was more thirsty than anything... probably because it was quite hot out. But having the honour of saying "I ate at the Pizza Pizza from "Scott Pilgrim" is also cool too.

It's also worth noting on this day that "Dedication by Meshé" was created as a companion to "Essance by D Barenzu". Philippe and Dylan. That is all.

After this, we made our way to a mall in Christina's area and hung there for a while. There, my iPod actually got a MAJOR Stitch overhaul, getting a Stitch/Scrump Tsum case and a nice decal for the Home button. I even got a Doraemon plush, but more on that in my haul!

This was quickly shifted around though, because we went on to meet Zora and then take to Christina's place. Zora brought gifts for Philippe, Sam and me, with theirs being a split Buzz/Zurg Disney Parks pin and mine being a Baymax Disney Parks pin. In addition, he had a LEGO minifig of Stitch he was keeping on handy for a while, so I finally took it home during the trip. Thanks again, dude! I appreciate that!

Anyways, while we were at Christina's, we all played a little game called "Fibbage", which was too hilarious. Even though it was all too easy to guess my lies for the game (probably because I took my sweet time typing them all and they were the most ridiculously insane yet specific things), it was all fun and games. There was also a part of the game where we lost it because the answer was actually "foot powder" and because of an inside joke we have between our troupe, it ended up being hilarious and a memory worth keeping.

Afterward though, we all went our separate ways back to our hotels... because unfortunately, the next day would be our last as we all headed home.


Day 7: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

AKA: The day where we cried. For realsies.

Today was the day where we all broke off for good, the trip reaching its close. There really isn't much to say there, I'd imagine. Upon packing my stuff together, I loaded my bags into the RAV we took the other night and then we met with Philippe and Sam at the Fairview mall for Tim Horton's.

This was before we finally took the drive to Pearson Airport and bid farewell to Philippe and Sam. We stayed as long as we could with them, but the moment they went off for their flight, the waterworks hit. Hard. After a final hug and a wave from them as they were heading to board, Sam and Philippe left for Montreal. I miss them already.

It didn't stop there though.

After an hour trip (where I caught up with the rest of Sean's mix), Sean, Christina and I made it back to the closest mall to my area. After a trip to HMV and the Disney Store as well as a few slight side trips, my folks arrived. And it was high time to say "sayonara" to the group who took me on this radical journey. After a big hug and a teary-eyed goodbye, I said "later" to 'em and went back with my folks, back to the countryside with a hollow feeling in my heart. Thus, ending what was the week long Toronto trek... and man, do I miss the times we all had and the people we shared it with between us...


Final Haul:

- TsumTsum:
  - Rey                       - 
Jar Jar Binks         - Captain Phasma
BB-8                    - Evil Queen              - C3P0
  - Maleficent (Normal)       - 
Yoda                    - Queen of Hearts
Poe Dameron           - Baloo                    - Kylo Ren
Winter Soldier           - Chewbacca              - Nemo
  - G
reen Goblin             - Ant-Man                 - Imperial Stormtrooper
  - Finn                    - 
Vision                    - Crush
  - Black Panther        - 
Belle                    - Kid Arachnid / Miles Morales
  - Dr. Facilier            - Darth Vader           - Bagheera
  - Qui-Gon Jinn         - Duffy the Disney Bear - Venom
  - Dory                   - Darth Maul              - Jafar (Genie)
  - Beast              - Rajah                    - Boba Fett
  - Gaston              - Cruella De Vil           - Roz
  - Maleficent (Dragon) - Destiny                 - Wickett / Ewok
  - Luke Skywalker     - First Order Stormtrooper - Scavenger Rey
   - Princess Leia         - Marlin

 - Gifts from MeshWeaver and his brother Sam:

  - Miku "Peace" Keychain
  - Stitch Bead Piece
  - Stitch Print (as done by artist at Otakuthon)

 - Music:

  - Willowz Bracelet + "Cops & Robbers" single and forthcoming EP (from Cassandra Lee Morris)
  - Tycho - "Dive" CD
  - Vic Mignogna - "Revix" CD (from Vic Mignogna)

 - Plush:

  - BIG Doraemon Plush

 - Gifts from ZoraCatone :

  - LEGO Minifig Stitch
  - Baymax "Big Hero 6" Disney Pin

 - DVDs:

  - "Once Upon A Time" Season 5 DVD
  - My DVD Copy of "A Goofy Movie" signed by Bill Farmer
  - My DVD Copy of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Vol. 1" signed by Vic Mignogna, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Trina Nishimura and Todd Haberkorn
  - "Toradora, Vol. 1" DVD/Blu, signed by Cassandra Lee Morris
  - "Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers, Vol. 2" DVD
  - "Vic Mignogna in Concert", includes "Fullmetal Fantasy" (from Vic Mignogna)
  - "Orphan Black" Season 4 DVD

 - Funko Pops:

  - Green Ranger (from "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers")
  - Tracer (from "Overwatch")
  - Spider-Gwen (from "Spider-Gwen" comics, BIG fan of the AU)
  - Ramona (from "Scott Pilgrim VS. The World")
  - My own Funko Daredevil, signed by Charlie Cox
  - My own Funko Agent Carter, signed by Hayley Atwell

 - Books:

  - "Once Upon A Time: Out of the Past"
  - "Once Upon A Time: Shadow of the Queen"
  - "ReBoot Forever" artbook, signed by Artist's Alley artist Jim Su, crew member of the show

 - Memoirs:

  - Fan Expo 2016 Wristband
  - EXIT Dance Party DJ RYU/DJ KORSK Wristband
  - Fan Expo 2016 Guidebook
  - SEVERAL Artist's Cards from Artist's Alley
  - Picture of me as Ford Pines with the really sweet Joker cosplayer from the 90s After-Party

 - Clothing:

  - Fourth Doctor's Scarf
  - Fan Expo 2016 T-Shirt
  - "Overwatch" Winston and Tracer T-Shirt

 - Prints:

  - SEVERAL PRINTS/POSTERS ("Daredevil", "Stranger Things", "Overwatch", two commissions of Yuna/Stitch and Yaiko        among many, many others)
  - YTV "The Zone" postcard / "PJ Phil" photo, both signed by Phil Guerrero and Paul McGuire
  - "ReBoot" print, signed by Jim Su


Let it be said that this trip was put into place bit by bit by a chance that we followed well. And without a doubt, it was one of the most incredible and hearty things that I ever was a part of. It's also one of the best weeks of my entire life, surrounded by people who are just like me and are all incredible individuals on their own. Travelling with them, meeting them, even talking and joking around with them physically was an awe. And while I will talk with them again weekend after weekend after weekend to come via Google+, I already miss the feeling of having them all within eye and ear shot. To be able to turn around and say "hey, dude" to them without the fear of lag or connection interrupting and to have that sensation of eyes meeting. That sense of wonder between people.

With all that said, I'd like to extend my thanks to dlrpmad, silverstar-alchemist, ZoraCatone and MeshWeaver (and his brother Sam) for the time we spent together, especially Sean and Christina. If it wasn't for you two, I would never be up there experiencing everything with you guys, every laugh, every tear and every awe of the convention as well as being surrounded by our closeby friendships. And I only hope we can all do this again next year or another year, because spending it with you guys was an absolute marvel. Thanks again, guys. Ichariba Ohana. <3

So, what now? Well... on my end, it's back to work. Back to the grind of figuring out things for you guys on dA, back to working on art, back to the rigmarole of a small town life. And as stated, while I have a case of the post-vacay blues that's gonna hang with me for a few days (as well as a bit of a cold), I will forever keep the memory of this big trip and will forever keep what I've done, who I've seen and even what I've gotten, safe and sound. No matter who you are reading this, I just want to say after this trip that I love you. Not like that, no- but this trip has only proven to me how strong of a link friendship can be. It can reach across oceans, countries, cities, towns and people and can last and build forever and ever. And you, no matter if you're close to me or not, or even reading this, you mean the world to me. For hanging with me on Skype, for chatting on Discord, for giving me song recommendations on Spotify or hollering my way and talking on Twitter or whatever else, for playing with me on PSN, for commenting or noting on here and most importantly, for being yourself in the presence of me. To everyone reading this who is my friend, family or even part of my "ohana", I'll always treasure what we have and this trip has only made me hold onto that even more. Let's keep being awesome, guys.

For those looking for more of my Fan Expo 2016 findings, check out my Twitter and Instagram, both under the name Haisai_DBarenzu. You'll find pics of my haul, of the trek, of cosplayers and awesome things around the city. And if you wanna keep me in touch, you know where to find me on my socials, I always plug 'em. As for now, that's everything I can say about the trip and I certainly hope it's enough to give you the lowdown as to what happened. I'll be around, just recovering from the post-vacay blues and reminiscing on how stellar the trip was, but in due time, I should be back up to my prime. Thanks for reading. And I hope you enjoy everything I've upped from the con. I know I sure do, between the merch and the people closest. Haisai, folks.


Guys... I'm officially back from Toronto and Fan Expo 2016.

And I'm getting all teary-eyed looking back at it.

The entire six days were spent in good company, whether it was spending time in the Toronto streets, meeting an actor/actress who we really, really wanted to meet or getting up to shenanigans that would end in comical gold. All in all, I'm so glad I got this opportunity and I would like to extend my whole thanks to dlrpmad and silverstar-alchemist for letting me stay with them and MeshWeaver and his brother for the times between us. I would gladly do this again another year and I will treasure the time we had wholeheartedly. Lots of love, guys. <3

Now, to those expecting a journal of what was going on and what the con grabs are, you're in luck- I'm going to be typing up a breeze of a journal later on this week recapping what was going on with all of us at the event. It might take a bit, but expect it soon, as I also have to put up a barrage of pictures onto Twitter that haven't been RTed or done yet.

For now... *yawn* I'm going to try and relax before I get back to the daily grind of work... Fan Expo 2017, hopefully I see you soon. Haisai, folks- expect said journal soon. :)
Well, it happened.

So, just a few nights ago, I've bypassed 100,000 (or 100k) pageviews. Allow me to say that I'm still in total awe this has happened. Be it either fans, friends, family onlookers or even the odd troll or hater, I have to say I'm really happy that people have been noticing me and my works. Six years ago, I started my art and my film story ideas with the hopes to make a mark on my fandom. Since then, those story ideas are dead and gone and have been replaced with much bigger and much better ones, like "Stitch Triverse", "AQUOS", "Riverside" and perhaps more in the future. I only aim to please with my works, art and stories especially. With this many people having taken a glance at my collection, I can safely say I've made my mark and can only hope to keep doing so with even more of my work, whether it be Disney or no. So, to everyone, whether you love, like, are neutral to or even dislike my work, thank you for everything. I'm not stopping yet and I've only got more to give in the next while. Thanks again for 100k, guys. Ichariba Chodei. :)

Now! Something else I wanted to say is that it's only a few days 'til I start my close to week long trip to Toronto/Niagara Falls (and for Fan Expo 2016) come Wednesday with the good friends I mentioned last status update (those being dlrpmad, silverstar-alchemist, MeshWeaver and his brother). I even found out my other half AnimeJasmineKM and her family's going for a few days too. Getting absolutely amped for the event since it's getting closer and closer (it's almost five days to, so understandably so). If you're wondering where you can keep tabs on me while I'm gone, check on my Twitter and Instagram accounts (@ Haisai_DBarenzu (no spaces between handle) and haisai_dbarenzu respectively) and my friends' Twitter accounts (I'll tag 'em each in a few "sayonara for the week" tweets), as I'll likely be making appearances on their accounts as well as mine. I'll try to post up a journal with a recap on the whole trip when I get back and my haul, so expect that.

Other than that, just a small update I wanted to make while I'm packing, finishing a few things before the trip and also trying to speedily marathon "Daredevil" S2 all at once. And the last few shifts of work for the summer, let's not forgot that. Anyways, thanks again for 100k and I hope everyone's well! Haisai, folks! :D
All work and no play makes Dylan "D Barenzu" Barnes something something... 'Bout time I make another little update to my public.

First off, it's getting close (and I'm probably going to put out another little update when it happens), but I'm actually going to be hitting 100k pageviews by the end of this month. HOLY. BLITZNAK. Guys. Uhh, I dunno what I did to deserve this milestone whether it be good or bad, but I'm certainly grateful. Between the artwork, the stories (including "Stitch Triverse") or probably just my views, I've pushed hard to give you guys stuff to admire, Stitch fan, Disney fan or even... well, just a fan. You didn't think I'd leave fans out, did you? Anyways, thanks SO much for this, all the views, reception and other things you've given my work is incredible and 100k is a milestone to remember. I may repeat this again when it happens, but again. HOLY BLITZNAK. Thanks again. <3

I also wanted to try and clarify something with my previous status and Twitlonger. I mentioned an "art deal falling" there. Well, that has been sorted out and set back to ongoing, so disregard that. The last while has been stressful and a bombarding on the senses, but no worries- I have been trudging through in my own way. :)

ANYWAYS! I've got an announcement to make, y'all! Coinciding with my Twitter's announcement a week or so ago, I wanted to announce that from August 31st to September 6th, I am going to be in the Toronto (and on one of those days, Niagara Falls) area. Some of you are wondering what for, I bet? Well, let me explain. I'm hitting up Fan Expo 2016 this year for the whole four days plus about three extra (give or take some time between, so it amounts down to about two and a half extra if we're technical). YES. Second con this year and I'm finally doing the whole weekend. Now, I bet you're asking "where the heck do you plan on staying" or what have you? Well, that's where the real fun comes in. I'm not going alone to Fan Expo 2016. Yours truly is going to be joined by some close friends of mine: dlrpmad (who is going to be here in Canada for two weeks from Scotland starting the week before all this), silverstar-alchemist, MeshWeaver and his brother are all going to be tagging along with me. To make things better, I'm staying with the first two for all of the days mentioned. This isn't all who I know's going, BTW- my GF AnimeJasmineKM is considering (keyword, considering) and I've got a few other friends who are going too that I can only hope I run into. This is really exciting not just for the con, but for the unity of us FIVE closeby friends for such a momentous occasion. I'll put out some info the week of on Twitter as to what to look out for if you're keeping tabs on my adventure to the T-Dot. If anyone else is going, feel free to holler. And also, if you're at the con and you see someone either in a Ford Pines cosplay (the very same from Anime North 2016) or plaid, badges and shorts with a Stitch plush, go ahead and holler too, that's probably gonna be me. Anyways, it's all too exciting and it makes for something that's been helping me trudge through work and through the month 'til then. Just keep going, August, I cannot wait 'til the Labour Day weekend this year... :D

Beyond that, it's just been a balance of work, "No Man's Sky" (really good game, BTW- a nice sandbox/survival experience worth looking into if you have a PS4) and trying to finish "Stranger Things" S1 (also a really good something, in this case a show that channels the 80s and the horror from that era incredibly) and "Daredevil" S2 before the big TO trip. Art is going at a slowly yet surely pace, I'll announce if I've got something new coming. Keep in mind, this fall I also start on my Stitch 15th Anniversary duo of pics as well as resume work on "Stitch Triverse" BOOK 1, so we'll see where that goes.

Anyways, just figured I'd try and chime in, as it's been far too long without a status update from me. Hope all is well with my friends/family/ohana reading. Haisai, folks! :D

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Dylan "D Barenzu" Barnes
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation

Name's Dil! Or Dylan in full- known on the internet as "D Barenzu" and even by previous name "TheDarkOfNight" and other variations of the name. The names go on and on, but you'll find me by those two specifically.

I'm a Disney zealot, fan of many Disney works and a fellow culture-crazed Canadian whom takes pride in his work and his friends, girlfriend and family (a la ohana): that may include you reading! I also take my time into several endeavors, drawing, writing, mixing, and so forth- I try my best into what I do, so to speak. I'm also the hugest Stitch fan you probably may come across in Canada, sporting the avatar of Yuna Kamihara no matter where he goes, meega have no shame for that. I also moonlight as a Baymax and Mystery Shack nut, among other things.

As for other places I'm found, well, check one of my journals for my basic places I'm found at, usually under the very names I have here, "D Barenzu" or again, previous name "TheDarkOfNight-D". For Skype, LINE or an e-mail, note me and I'll pass 'er your way! Takka for the understanding!

Feel free to browse my gallery if you wanna: read my stories or comment at my artwork: and moreso, talk at me if you wish to, I'll usually be around to holler back! <3

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tAVROSxT3R3Z1LOVER Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Hey, I was wondering if it was okay for me to make a series of fanfictions based on your Triverse series? It will focus on different characters and I will make sure to give credit
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh! Pleasant surprise to be reading this! Certainly, I'd love to see what kind of ideas you have with Triverse in mind and if it's involving a different cast, that leaves things open in terms of being in its own canon while still co-existing in the main canon of the series. Being the showrunner of the project though, I do ask you note me what ideas you've got, that way I can look over it with my master plans for the main thing and then give the appropriate A-OKs as such. Consider this like a creative consultant on a TV show or a film or what have you.

Thanks for asking this though- certainly happy that one such as yourself would like to try something based off of "Stitch Triverse", even with it still underway! :)
StarryBlast9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the invitation to the Yuna-Club! :D
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, anytime- I knew you had made a total 360 on the character, so I was more than happy to give you the inclusion into the Kamihara-loving group! All in all, you're welcome! :D
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
yay my stitch manga arrived
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
yo i read your twitlonger entry and your welcome uploading my art and making my stitch day journal for you and our friends was the least i can do to help you feel better.

i am looking forward to see what ducktales 2017 has to offer for us. oh man it's going to be epic man no mistake about it
KittsuneNeko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave. I appreciate it! (-^w^-  )
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
i started drawing :)
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice! Good to hear you're starting to take up drawing, I'm seeing a bit of your work around. Practice, practice, practice, right? :)
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
yeah :)
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
and it will air at midnight at cartoon network!
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
yo i got news that one punch man is getting dubbed will arrive at toonami at july 16th
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
DragonBallFan2012 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Hi Haisai-DBarenzu. :wave:
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hello, hello! :)
DragonBallFan2012 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist
How are you doing today my friend? ^^
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pretty good, pretty good- how are you doing? :)
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StarryBlast9 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you've had a great Stitch Day!
Haisai-DBarenzu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! It wasn't been that eventful of one this year, but it was a nice and humble one and I am feeling a little more on my feet now from my slump. Bit by bit after all. That aside, hopefully your Stitch Day's gone swell too! :hug:
megasonic1000 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
yeah turns out the new tmnt film wasn't too bad in fact it was decent.
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