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Journal Entry: Sat Sep 25, 2010, 7:00 PM


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"I dub thee... Sir Meatball!"

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I can't believe it has been a week since my return from Sydney. The entire trip was, simply put, incredible.

Not only did I get to meet up with friends I have made here in DeviantArt, but I was also invited to do a panel on my works during the Sydney Animania event. My thanks to Wakaleo (Kenny) for the invite, as well as for everyone who attended the panel. It was a great albeit nervous experience for me since it's my first time, hopefully I didn't do that badly.

Photos from Animania: hexlord.multiply.com/photos/al…

(For cosplayers and friends who have worked with me during the event, I thank you all and will pass you the high res shots upon request ^^)

So anyway, here's a recap of my trip Down Under. I'll try to keep it as sane as possible. XD



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Day 1 started off pretty badly because the Qantas 747 that I took had to make a detour to Melbourne due to the heavy fogging in Sydney. So the whole flight took about 13+ hours... 'epic'.

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Met up with mrkittycosplay and kaguyaxhime at the airport, and Kitty promptly asked me to take a shot of him. Okay, no problem~

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cielroses, K-tetsu and LittleCrane have not reached the rented apartment yet, so I left my luggage with the friendly staff there and decided to walk to the Animania venue (Australian Technology Park) all by myself. I am lucky that I didn't get lost or something, but it was a good chance to see how the Sydney sub-urbs look like.

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Went to the heart of the city together with AmenoKitarou and Miyukiko, the whole place felt miles better than Orchard Road, haha! There's Kino, Pepper Lunch (YES), and I was going "Omg, Burger King = Hungry Jack". We met up with Mint, who was cosing as one of the Dissidia characters together with K and Aly at last year's CF event.

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Love the city, love the architecture, many different ethnic groups wandering around~ And yes to the cooling weather. Ended the day by going back to ATP, watching the rehearsals, going back to the apartment, buying a bunch of frozen food (LOL MEATBALLS), and basically KOing right after I lie down on my bed.

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Day 2. Left early to meet up with chibifiedkitsunes and Mileyx for a quick photoshoot. Not forgetting Mr Crane, of course.

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There is a long queue but everything went smoothly without any issues. Wow, I am impressed.

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Minna-san, please keep to the speed limit!

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No photos from my panel, so here's one after mine! The speaker is none other than the amazing Tsubaki-chan 8D

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Yay to Cattypatra ^^

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What else can I say about Floatyman? He's great! Glad to meet up with him, Robyn, Jes (if I am not wrong) and another friend for dinner later that day. XD

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Oro, the crowd is huge!

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Morris (a very good emcee) together with the WCS 2010 Australia team aka GoWuGo!

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One of the WCS judges on stage~

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Yay to K & Aly, for cosplaying from my favourite series of all-time RG Veda! ZuZuMoo did a great job for the background artworks as well. =3

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A classic indeed. Gao would have been proud. :D

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Great performance from Nadleeh and Madara (GundamFamiglia), they look really gorgeous too!

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An epic, winning performance from Jess & Tess (haraju2girls) who did Myoubi and Tsurugi from Alichino.

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Great Trinity Blood cosplay, love their skits too! (Actually I like them all >w<)

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The last WCS performance, by zimiel and JKale. They did 07-Ghost, great costumes and props~

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All the 6 groups posing for the audience~

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So what happens when you combine L4D with FF7? hii-chan and chibifiedkitsunes :D

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The EVA Plugsuit Group (Hi Jeremy and friends!), Janice can't resist posing with them, haha.

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Irvine taking a break with Asuka...

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... and Asuka wanting to OMNOMNOM his rifle.

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Day 3. Deja Vu? LolaInProgress 'shooting' kaguyaxhime's Lacus Clyne. XD

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Lacus doing reflector duty~

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THE POWER OF THE SUN!

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This is Sir beethy. Friendly chap, he loves his 24-70 and iPad a lot. XD

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He's loving it! :D

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Post-WCS party at Fujiya, George St. They sure know how to party, and they are not even drunk yet!

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Yeap, Kenny's loving it too. :P

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(L-R), Kitty, Karen, Laura, Casey, Jeremy. W00t! XD

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(L-R) Tess' bf, Blair, Miley, Aly, K, and Siera!

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Will's the man. Morris looks stunned and Rika looks amused. Rika's one of the special celebrity guest for Animania, she's the seiyuu for Satoshi aka Ash Ketchum in the Pokemon series.

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Gotta love your t-shirt!

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Day 4 was photoshoot day! RG Veda and 07-Ghost (shall write more on them when I am done with them). Wandered from Hyde Park all the way to the Opera House. I love to walk around. :)

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Dinner Of Cheese, with the gals + Jess' family. Yummy food~ XD



Day 5 was spent at Kino again + Queen Victoria Building, more photos can be found here: picasaweb.google.com/hexlord/S…

Despite this long entry, I still felt it cannot wholly describe my experience there. Awesome friends, awesome locations, awesome weather, awesome event... except for the cab prices. :D

Thank you all once again. Let's meet up again, in the near future!



The Panasonic FZ30 days

Fury of Blood by hexlord Touching the Past by hexlord Diva by hexlord
Namine by hexlord Saya Otonashi - 1 by hexlord Kyou Ou Shushou - 2 by hexlord


Photographic Interests

  • Abstract
  • Buildings & Landscape
  • Cosplay
  • Fashion
  • Nature
  • Portraiture
  • Street/Candid


Thoughts On Photography

  • To use your Eye, your Mind and your Heart to capture a piece of memory that will be remembered for all time.
  • Good photography aren't really about buying the most expensive equipment, or having the most beautiful of people posing for you. Instead, it is more on how you convey your emotions in the photos that you take.
  • Being humble is a must. There are always people better than us around.
  • There are no such things as lousy photographers. Only lazy ones.
  • Finally, have fun!

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:iconstorm1822:
Storm1822 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man! I was the Kaworu plugsuit cosplayer, You are awesome and very friendly :D Have fun and stay safe :D :D :D
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there dude! You are awesome as well and nice to meet you too. ^^
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:icontseon:
tseon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Is mrkittycosplay real hair that color? Or is it a wig? Because if this beautiful white is for real, I would love to know what toner did he used! Because my hair it's not getting like that.

Unfortunately, here in Brazil, the best toner I've found for a white hair it's actually for a 'white blonde' color (wich is kind of my hair color right now mixed with a bit of grey) T-T I guess I'l have to bend to the shipping taxes.

Btw the fourth pic is really cool the way you showed the architecture.
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems it is his real hair colour when I met him at the airport. Why not you ask him personally? ^^

Thanks for liking the fourth pic. XD
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:icontseon:
tseon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
If it's his real hair, I guess I will ask then XP Thanks for replying.
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:iconfloatyman:
Floatyman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
It was great to finally meet you as well! You are the awesome one! Hopefully next time it can be my turn to visit you :XD:
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah sure, drop by Malaysia one of these days 8D
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:iconviennidemizerable:
viennidemizerable Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Look at those clouds !
It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die !
XD

Glad you had so much fun there~! :)
Great photos as always~~~
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks 8D
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:iconfedericadn:
FedericaDN Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
It seems that you enjoied yourself *_*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I did. Very much~ ^^
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:iconzuzumoo:
ZuZuMoo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome meeting you! Sorry didn't get to talk to you much. Come back to Aus again! I might visit SG again sometime soon as well <3
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi hi! ^^

Yeah its nice to meet you too... can see that you are really busy so I don't feel its nice to disturb you that much >.<

Yay, it'll be great if you can drop by SG again... for Aus, I'll try *quickly set up a new bank account for travelling* XDDD
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:iconmiyukiko:
Miyukiko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It was great meeting you!!!! :heart: :'DDDD Glad you had alot of fun in Aus~! Come again sometime XD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeaaaaaa okay! ^^
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:iconanne-annie-annet:
Anne-annie-annet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks like a lot of fun n_n, i loved every photo ...wonder if u by some casuality would come to latinamerica once ^^, greatings from Ecu.
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Hmm, I have not thought about it but maybe one of these days? ^^
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:iconanne-annie-annet:
Anne-annie-annet Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I hope so n_n
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:iconcrystalgraziano:
CrystalGraziano Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Beautiful photos!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! How was the meet up with the people in Japan?
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:iconcrystalgraziano:
CrystalGraziano Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
It was incredible! I had so much fun with the other MGS cosplayers, and I got to spend a lot of time with Omi and Jiro, which was amazing.

Whether or not I win again next year, I'm going to try to go back. I miss everyone I met there!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great to know! I am hoping to visit Japan in two years time too, was hoping to meet Omi and the rest as well. ^^
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:iconcrystalgraziano:
CrystalGraziano Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It would be cool if you could get a shoot with her. :)
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah! =D
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:iconcheriepy:
cheriepy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You look like you had a lot of fun at Sydney~ so please come back again soon!
Your panel was very friendly, and the slide show was amazing (if only the computer would stop crashing!) :lol:
I sorta have a photo from the panel here --> [link]
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I was wondering who is the pretty Shana cosplayer at Animania, and looks like you have revealed yourself! ^^

Haha yeah the computer needs to behave properly :X
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:iconcheriepy:
cheriepy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*blushes*
Thank you very much. I look forward to seeing more cosplay photography from you~ come visit again soon!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I will, thanks again for dropping by my panel! ^^
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:iconharaju2girls:
haraju2girls Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Yay! It was so nice to meet you, and your work is so consistently stunning!! We would love to get high-res copies of those lovely photos you took for us near the window :D
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well! I will send them to you soon via the contact details on your card~ ^^
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:iconharaju2girls:
haraju2girls Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Just received them, they look fantastic! Thank you so much!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome :hug:
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:iconstarsofcassiopeia:
StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
All of the photos are brilliant, I love seeing the beautiful cosplays! :love: Thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, no problem :)
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:icondaidairo:
Daidairo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
FFF THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN.

I want to go to Australia too~! ;_;
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
*packs you in a suitcase* OKAY NEXT TIME. XD
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:iconkissinggiraffe:
KissingGiraffe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Looks darned fun~
I wonder how it'll be if i go there too 8D;
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Prepare around 2k (inclusive of return air fares), should be enough. :D
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:iconkissinggiraffe:
KissingGiraffe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
awrights!
I'll save for 20 years!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL
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:iconskypegasus:
skypegasus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student General Artist
soooo awsm!!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
XD
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:iconfiathriel:
fiathriel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Cool journal! Was nice meeting you *squeeee*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D :D :D
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:iconvicissijuice:
vicissiJuice Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
wow looks like you have an awesome trip at aussie XD
and that speed limit of walking XD that was tottaly new for me ww
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I did! I find the sign funny~~ 8D

I also get a chance to meet up with :iconkumakuku: and :iconkotanimomo:. They are nice girls~ XD
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:iconvicissijuice:
vicissiJuice Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
gahhh >/////<
wanted to met them up too TVT~ hav no chance to go QAQ
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well if they go back to China you can meet them! ^^
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:iconvicissijuice:
vicissiJuice Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
yes XD
but China is pretty big QAQ hope that there were somewhere close to where i live so maybe i can met up them at some con XD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeap yeap ^^ XD

I want to go to China one of these days too!
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