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Elemental
06-28-2004, 10:21 PM
A Cosplay Picnic on Toronto Island :jjacks:
^^ I know there was recently a photoshoot/picnic at High Park, but me and my friends began planning this a few months before we ever heard of it, so we decided to keep going-
Besides, the island is FUN!

We're expecting at least 15-20 people (confirmed so far), and are hoping for a lot more! All the info is online, so check it out! (http://www.lelola.net/misc/cosplaypicnic/) :chatah:

Seed-chan
06-29-2004, 02:37 PM
...Did you recieve my confirmation I wonder?

And YES! The island IS fun! (I was planning to have a picnic there with my friends... but they say it's too far... so boy, was I glad when you guys chose this to be your locatioN! :D )

...btw, ..."Arret Manger Moi"? 0_o;

ikegami
06-29-2004, 04:47 PM
...btw, ..."Arret Manger Moi"? 0_o;

A translation from French could be "Me [a] stop of to eat". I think she means "Stop eating me", which would be "Arrête de me manger" if addressing one person, or "Arrêtez de me manger" if addressing many.

Seed-chan
06-29-2004, 07:06 PM
Lol, yeah, I understand what it means... but... twas quite interesting seeing something like that being said... (Must be an inside joke...)

Elemental
06-29-2004, 07:08 PM
A translation from French could be "Me [a] stop of to eat". I think she means "Stop eating me", which would be "Arrête de me manger" if addressing one person, or "Arrêtez de me manger" if addressing many.
THANK YOU!
None of my friends (even the firnce ones) could tell me the proper spelling of that phrase... *runs off to fix*
And yes, Stop eating me was the intent. ^^

Elemental
06-29-2004, 07:13 PM
Lol, yeah, I understand what it means... but... twas quite interesting seeing something like that being said... (Must be an inside joke...)
Yup. In joke of DOOM!
I was part of a group of friends who went to the CN anime at Montreal last November. It was entertaining, to say the least. None of us spoke french, so we decided to one-up each other with our lack of French. Chapel came up with "Uh, excuse me, Je fail French" and Kenny shouted at some point (on the train no less) "Arret Manger Moi!". Needless to say, it stuck. And since I wanted to put something as a sub-title when I joined.....
It was the first thing I could think of. And it's entertaining. I like wierding people out.

And yes Seed, I got your RSVP. ^^ Thanks!

nyamiko_chan
06-30-2004, 11:32 PM
I was wondering, since it wasn't mentioned, when would the this take place ^_^??

I'm not sure I would have Amano Rydia made until somewhere after July 20th ... if I work hard ^_^;

Elemental
07-01-2004, 12:05 AM
The link that says 'check it out' gives all the info. ^^ No worries, go here: http://www.lelola.net/misc/cosplaypicnic

Hinata
07-05-2004, 03:28 AM
I might come, if my mom says it's okay~!
Hope to see you there, since I'm a n00b.
Please take care of me.. ^^;; gomen.

Elemental
07-05-2004, 07:34 AM
Don't worry, n00bs are always welcome. We'll look after you. ^^

Hinata
07-05-2004, 09:18 AM
Sankyuu~! *tackleglomp* :heart:

Viktory_V
07-05-2004, 09:58 AM
I might come, if my mom says it's okay~!
Hope to see you there, since I'm a n00b.
Please take care of me.. ^^;; gomen.

Umm....*blinks* I know this may sounds dumb...but...what's a n00b? O.o...^^

As for the picnic...I really want to go! Except, its on the 15th and that's the day that my dad comes home from vacation and we gotta pick him up, plus my mom works and there's no one to drive me...Aww...*sigh* Couldn't make it to the photoshoot now I can't make it to this picnic either. No, luck an't on my side this summer...I hope nothing gets in the way of me going to CNA!! Well hopefully everyone has a lot of fun!! ^________^

Hinata
07-05-2004, 10:10 AM
n00b is l33tspeak for noob > noobie > newbie > someone who is unexperienced.

Scoti
07-05-2004, 11:37 AM
is there a last day to confirm? I have to wait till I find out my work schedule for next week.

Hinata
07-10-2004, 01:30 AM
I just realised I can't come.. I have to spend this week at my father's. ;_;

Elemental
07-10-2004, 01:51 AM
Scotti: There is no final RSVP date, and even if you say you can't come, you're more than welcome to show up and surprise us. ^^
And Hinata, I'm sorry you can't make it. I'll hopefully see you at CN anime. ^^

As for an update- I'm looking at roughly 30 people for this. Huzzah! :jjacks:

Ochika
07-10-2004, 10:43 AM
ill hopefully make it ^_^ but i may be busy with last minute NAF (northern anime festival) stuff x.X soo really it depnds on if my boss needs me to do last minute masqurade stuff or not >.> le sigh -_-; stupied job interfers with my photoshoots/picnics ;~;

Scoti
07-10-2004, 07:39 PM
Scotti: There is no final RSVP date, and even if you say you can't come, you're more than welcome to show up and surprise us. ^^
And Hinata, I'm sorry you can't make it. I'll hopefully see you at CN anime. ^^

As for an update- I'm looking at roughly 30 people for this. Huzzah! :jjacks:

it's on the 15th right? aww I can't go to this either because I booked NAF off so Zellers is making me work the whole week. :waaaah:

Elemental
07-10-2004, 10:24 PM
it's on the 15th right? aww I can't go to this either because I booked NAF off so Zellers is making me work the whole week. :waaaah:
Sorry about that- it does suck... You could always claim sick. :thumbsup:
*pops over to your LJ*


And I hope I see you there, Ochika! ^^ good luck with NAF. I wish I could afford to go, but I don't have the cash to bus to Oshuwa

Ravnos
07-10-2004, 10:56 PM
hmm I can try to make it for this , lemme check and find out

Elemental
07-14-2004, 06:38 PM
RAINDATE!!!!!

This is to let you know that because of the weather, we’re moving the picnic forward one week to the raindate- Thursday, July 22nd, 2004.
All the information stays the same except for the date. Check out www.lelola.net/misc/cosplaypicnic for the details.
Sorry, but rain+costumes makes for a bad mix. ^^

SEE YOU THERE!

Seed-chan
07-14-2004, 06:49 PM
Arg, I'm going on vacation on the 22nd! But wait... my plane ride is at 11 PM at night... hm, maybe I can convince my mom to let me go for a bit... *prepares self for mom-convincing*

Scoti
07-14-2004, 09:47 PM
22? yay I might be able to go now! (the key word is might)
is there a rain date for the rain date?...in case it rains again ^_^

Mekou
07-14-2004, 10:12 PM
Blah...and here I was getting all excited..>_< oh well...more time tomorrow to organize me room....(and maybe fix up parts of my costume...)

Elemental
07-14-2004, 11:47 PM
Gargh. Tell me about it. I was SO happy about tomorrow and my costume and all... and now I am sad. *sniff*
As far as a Raindate t the raindate, should it raind again, or the island, I don't know, sink into the ocean, we'll likely make it the next Tuesday or Wednesday, but we're not sure.
I'm just praying for good weather next week. ^^

Mekou
07-15-2004, 12:42 AM
Wouldn't it be ironic if it /didn't/ rain tomorrow and was nice and sunny. ^^;; Not likely to happen but if it did...I'd shake my fist at mother nature then laugh. XD har har har!

Ochika
07-15-2004, 12:52 AM
NO ASHY NO CLEAN YOUR ROOM...WORK ON NAF MASQ REG FORMS =\ shtupy Poopie XP...oh ya >.> ummm i ran out of white material after chicken#3 x.x...OH ya i should be talking about the photoshoot...i dont think i can make that day either, going to my b/f's cottage for a week starting hte 18th v_v le sigh

Jo_Canadian
07-15-2004, 07:10 AM
cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate, cha cha cha cha cha Raindate. wahooo this means i can go now

Squall1882
07-15-2004, 07:57 AM
Hmm... well maybe I can make it now.. but we'll have to see if I can finish my second version of AC Cloud before then.

Jo_Canadian
07-15-2004, 09:19 AM
your first version rocked the socks man, i noticed you didnt have a sword though. i can take a request to make you a good one for cheap if you want

Squall1882
07-15-2004, 09:49 AM
Lol.. I know I had no sword.. I'm makin one for CNA (hopefully if I have time) but I probably won't bring one to the picnics cause it's a hastle to carry around, and there is no coat check to leave it at if I get sick of carrying it. (Besides the transit issues of getting a sword that big there) Thanx for the offer but my money supply is severly tapped as I am making like 10 costumes between now and the end of August for my GF, my friends, and myself. As it is I just spent a lot to remake Cloud using a leather type stuff for the black parts.

I'm just hoping I can get it done (I have like no time right now) so I can come to this picnic it sounds like there are gonna be a lot of people there!! Are there gonna be any photographers?

Jo_Canadian
07-15-2004, 10:32 AM
well hows bout this, i lend you my buster sword. because cloud just isnt cloud without his sword

Elemental
07-15-2004, 12:07 PM
^^ Yup, raindate.
I KNEW the moment we decided to choose the raindate it'd be clear skies and bluebirds today, and I was right. Only the wind outside my house tells me I'm VERY glad we changed. the wind is *twice* as bad at the island, and about 5-7 degrees colder. Considering it feels like 18 right now, we would have frozen like popsicles.
And I hope I can see you there, Squall! Though feel free to wear an old ostume or no costume if you can't finish AC Cloud on time.
And there WILL be photographers ^^
And Jo? Squall's right about the Sword. getting in on the TTC is one thing- getting it on the ferry is another. And then carrying it around all day make it a nusience. It's better off left at home. :D
Gyah. I can't wait another WEEK!

Scoti
07-16-2004, 07:03 AM
I got the 22 off! yay I can go now ^_^

Elemental
07-16-2004, 08:10 PM
Great! I'll see you there!

Squall1882
07-20-2004, 08:25 AM
Hmm.. Thursday July 22.. High of 31 low of 21 with 40% chance of a Thunder Storms and a south westernly wind of 10km/h (as of right now).. why does the weather have to be so evil!! :waaaah: Anyways are we gonna chance it and go anyways?? And if it does rain is there pavilions and stuff that we can take shelter in?

Scoti
07-20-2004, 11:03 AM
the weather report changes by the hour so I don't think we'll know for sure until the day of. I think I did see some shelter things the last time I was over there.

Elemental
07-20-2004, 01:22 PM
Last I was there there were pavillions, So as long as they haven't come down we have shelter. I REALLY don't want to move this again, and considering there was a 60% chance of rain last Thursday that never appeared, and it's pouring today, i'm hoping it's just hot, and the rain backs off. *raises fist to the sky* Please?

ikegami
07-20-2004, 02:22 PM
Last I was there there were pavillions, So as long as they haven't come down we have shelter. I REALLY don't want to move this again, and considering there was a 60% chance of rain last Thursday that never appeared, and it's pouring today, i'm hoping it's just hot, and the rain backs off. *raises fist to the sky* Please?

Thunderstorms usually occur at supper time, although the last week has been trying hard to disprove that. Any idea at what time of day it's suppose to rain? We're meeting there rather early, so rain at suppertime, for example, wouldn't be a big problem.

Elemental
07-20-2004, 02:29 PM
The weaher network hasn't mentioned time yet, but I can happily wish for dinner-time showers, since we'll be mostly done by that point. *crosses fingers*

nyamiko_chan
07-20-2004, 05:21 PM
Sadly ... If I'm going to the August 8th photoshoot I won't make it for this one ;o;

I wish you all I fun exciting time AND post MANY pics for me =D!!!

Seed-chan
07-20-2004, 07:56 PM
Nyaaa, I don't think it'll rain after today's storms o_o; Cats and dogs, yo...

And I really don't want Thurs. to be cancelled, coz I'm going on my vacation Thurs at 11 PM, and won't be back til CNA. So I can make it Thurs, though I'll have to leave early, like at 2 or 3.

Elemental
07-20-2004, 08:53 PM
I'm sorry you won't make it to the shoot, though I'll still get to see you on the 8th ^^

And yes, hopefully due to today's weather, Thursday is clear. *crosses fingers*

Squall1882
07-21-2004, 10:57 AM
Aha!! My manager came back from vacation today and I asked her if tommorrow I can have the day off if it's not severly raining, yet if it is, then can I still come in to work. She was like.. lol... what an odd request.. but sure. Weee!! she's cool with it. Ahem.. So..umm.. Yeah I'm set for tommorrow!! Lol

P.S. Is it same time, same meeting place, as it was to be last Thursday?

Elemental
07-21-2004, 11:14 AM
^^ Yup!

As it stands right now, the picnic is STILL ON!
The weather is supposed to be clear in the morning and afternoon, with 'spot thunderstorms' later in the evening. So hopefully, we'll be clear, and here's hoping that being on the island oputs us far enough into the cold front wedon't get any rain. ^^ *crosses fingers*

Same meeting time and place. http://www.lelola.net/misc/cosplaypicnic


Here's teh 'official release' for anyone who still hasn't RSVP'd. *shakes head* Silly!

Yes indeed, the picnic will STILL proceed as planned. The weather network (the bane of my existence) says the morning and early afternoon should be clear, with ‘spot thunderstorms’ popping up mid afternoon/late evening. Being on the island will likely help shield us from the storms, and if we’re lucky it won’t rain at all- *coughlikelastThursdaycough*.

If it does, fingers crossed we’ll have gotten most of our photos done and can escape.

HOWEVER:

It is going to be HOT. The island breeze will make it a bit manageable, but it'll still be very humid and hot.

So if you’re still attending the picnic, please make sure you have the following-

-Food/Money

-A WATERBOTTLE. You’ll need one, and it can be refilled at the water fountains at the island. PLEASE bring one.

-An Umbrella, just in case.

-A blanket/towel. Something to sit on to keep costumes grass-free.


If It IS raining at 10:30-11am, an ALTERNATE MEETING PLACE is inside Union station, on the main floor, by the bank machine. *INSIDE TTC PROPERTY* Because the docks have no shelter outside from the rain.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE:
Rain: You can meet us at Union Station, main floor, by the bank machine.
Clear: Outside the docks, as per original details.

And EITHER way, you will find us at the docks. So if you’re not coming by TTC and don’t want to spend the ticket just to meet us, just go to the original meet up place and we’ll see you there.

As always, all information is here:
http://www.lelola.net/misc/cosplaypicnic

Squall1882
07-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Man!! I just remembered I used all my suntan lotion and don't have a chance to get more before tommorrow.. does someone wanna be really nice and bring some :bigtu: arigato!!

Mekou
07-21-2004, 05:11 PM
Squal1882 - I can bring some sunscreen for you. ^_^

Now according the the weathernetwork site, it's a 90% chance of rain the morning-afternoon with a 50% chance of thunderstorm in the evening. ;__;

I'm wondering what we're gonna do if the rain persists? Since a few people have booked work off to come, I think it wouldn't be nice to just send everyone home. Maybe there's an indoor cheap place or event we could all go to for the day? ^^

Squall1882
07-21-2004, 06:14 PM
Squal1882 - I can bring some sunscreen for you. ^_^


Arigato!! Mekou-chan!! !!*Sorry about the spellin mistake*!! ::I edited it!!:: Well if we first meet in Union then we can always start off by takin pictures in the skywalk and parts of the underground mall.. then when the rain eases off we can hop on the boat and hed out to the island... either that or we can hang out under pavillions (on center island) until there are breaks in the rain. The afternoon is only 40% maybe it will tire itself out in the morning.

Scoti
07-21-2004, 09:21 PM
so are peopling meeting at union now? I don't want to be in the wrong place since I don't have anyone to meet up with and I'm stuck alone until I find everyone

Squall1882
07-21-2004, 09:35 PM
Scoti.. if it's raining then we are meeting in Union Station on the main floor... but if it's not then we are meeting at the docks as planned.. sorry for the confusion.. lol.. I think better details are posted a few posts up..

Mekou
07-21-2004, 09:37 PM
Scoti, if you want I can meet up with you @ Union whether it's raining or not. ^^

Scoti
07-21-2004, 09:54 PM
ugh..don't think the PM is working for me.

ashley I'd like to meet you at union. what time and where?

Squall1882
07-21-2004, 10:17 PM
Is anyone takin the GoTrain that goes from Oshawa to Union?? lol.. or am I gonna be the only costumed one on it.. fun!! aha.. umm.. It's the one that leaves Oshawa at 9:41 and gets to Union at 10:37...

Mekou
07-21-2004, 10:35 PM
Squall1882 - I'm getting a drive up from Oshawa!! Just tell me where you wanna get picked up and I can pick you up and save you money. =D Depeding on when you wanna leave, I can drive you back too. (Well actually it's not me driving, it's my papa but he's UBER nice =D)

I'll be leaving my house no later than 9:30.^^ (So just in case's traffic's bad, etc I'll still get there on time =X) Hope ya don't mind that we'll be going to Union first, since we're meeting Scoti there. =) And don't mind my quietness while in the car..^^ Moving vehicles relax me and I tend to daze off..o_0;; Plus I'm shy. XD

ikegami
07-23-2004, 10:21 PM
Mandatory badger picture.
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_001.jpg

Her gun uses very small ducks for ammo!
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_013.jpg

Feeding Pocky to the ducks:
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_019.jpg

Swanicide! Cosplayers suspected. News at 11.
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_083.jpg

Scanvanger hunt item: Shake the hand of a stranger.
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_096.jpg

And of course, lots of people in costume! (I counted over 50 people, and almost all of them were in costume.)
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_025.jpg

There was also a large plushy attendance.
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/pictures/tcp2004_092.jpg


For more, visit
http://www.pictures.adaelis.com/tcp2004_ikegami/

For Rogers users getting "504 Gateway Timeout" errors, use
http://www.sma-cosplay.com/pictures/tcp2004_ikegami/

Elemental
07-23-2004, 10:42 PM
Thanks Ikegami! You took some great photos! ^^

The picnic was ineed a great sucess. Overall, we had close to 60 people, with 45 in costume. I'm absolutely amazed at the attendance, and will definatley be organizing another event like this. ^^

As it stands right now, we'll definatley have another picnic come next summer at he island again. I'm also looking at a cospay bowling session this winter (our cosplay downtime season) and perhaps something this fall.

If you've taken pics- please post! Or, if you have no way of hosting them, just e-mail them to the rsvp address, torontocosplaypicnic@yahoo.ca, and I'll take care of them.
Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves, I know I had a blast!

Mekou
07-23-2004, 10:47 PM
Any events that are planned, I'm SO there! =D (We need more winter cosplay events anyway XD)

Elemental
07-23-2004, 10:54 PM
I agree. There's almost nothing much at all to do in the winter cosplay-wise, and yes, that means being indoors... but we can still have fun.
Kaijugal had some interesting ideas for events as well that I want to talk to her about before possibly organizing. ^^ Stay tuned!

Kia
07-24-2004, 12:37 AM
Boo ... looks like it was fun. Wish I could have been there. But at least I get to see a bunch of you on the 8th. ^_^
As for winter session stuff, it's really a shame that all the conventions, especially the new ones (really, I'm *not* picking on anyone, I love ANY excuse to go to a con and cosplay) all are trying to be in the middle of the summer. We need more winter stuff to keep me busy and amused, cause I don't like snow. ^_^

Elemental
07-24-2004, 12:41 AM
I agree! I'm always so BORED in the winter, and I don't know, but the idea of taking over a bowling alley in costume sounds REALLY appealing...
And the vauge idea of 'one day, we need to go to Lazerquest..'
*evil grin*

Kia
07-24-2004, 12:50 AM
I agree! I'm always so BORED in the winter, and I don't know, but the idea of taking over a bowling alley in costume sounds REALLY appealing...
And the vauge idea of 'one day, we need to go to Lazerquest..'
*evil grin*
Bah, if we do that I'll probably be the idiot who forgot that their costume was white and becomes the human target. Kind of like at Toronto Trek with all the black lights and me in the Sleeves of DEATH...

megumi_mitsukai
07-24-2004, 03:30 AM
My friend took a bunch of pictures =) Here ya go!

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v330/chibi_zell/

Jo_Canadian
07-24-2004, 10:37 AM
lol hey kia if we go to lazer quest in costume i am so doing either vash or wolfwood or both depending on how many game we play

Error
07-25-2004, 04:50 PM
Whee~

I had fun, although none of you know who I am. *shifty eyes* To put it simply enough, I was the girl who screamed at the seagull when we were playing Red Rover... I think I attracted the attention of the whole island. o.O

Well anyways, my friends Michelle and Steph both have a ton of pictures. I'll annoy them to get their pictures online.

I'm up for another one. Next time I'll cosplay, I swear. >.>

Edit - Steph's already got hers up. There's a ton of pictures of me. Dunno why though, I'm not the most photogenic thing in the world o.<
Oh yeah and a lot of them are just scenic... so skip the first 40 pictures.. :p

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v297/truly_vintage/Cosplay%20Pic%20Nic%20%20july%2022nd%202004/

Elemental
07-25-2004, 06:05 PM
^^ That's great! She certainly took a lot of pics!
And you were very entertaining during Red-Rover.

ikegami
07-26-2004, 01:43 AM
I'm so in for some laserquest (or better yet, paintball :D )

Elemental
07-26-2004, 09:36 AM
^^ I'll pass on paintball, but Lazerquest sounds like we could have a lot of fun. *adds to list*

Squall1882
07-26-2004, 10:25 AM
Yeah I think lazerquest is an awesome idea!! Haven't been there in so long... but paintball.. paintball = yucky/ruined costumes, unless people just through something together, which may look kinda bad.. lol.. everyone showing up to paintball in dumpy costumes.. aha!! It would be ghetto cosplay paintball.. ha ha ha.. but anyways, two thumbs up for lazerquest!!

Mekou
07-26-2004, 10:38 AM
Me for lazerquest too! I haven't been in AGES and it was always so much fun! ^__^

Elemental
07-26-2004, 07:52 PM
^^ I already have a costume suitable for it and everything... *hugs her dark link tunic*
BWAHAHAHA!

Elemental
07-28-2004, 10:11 PM
*bumps*
My report of the picnic is here
http://www.livejournal.com/users/writerz_bloc/
And I'd appreciate any feedback you all have!