If I weren’t so indecisive this post would have gone up months ago. But for some reason I just could not decide on a post-processing style for the photos. I liked aspects of two different processes I’d tried and just kept flip flopping on them. Eventually I stopped looking and kind of forgot… Now I’m forced to decide to get the post written because I have a back log again!
The turnover rate at Marché must be pretty high, we go there so often but I don’t think we’ve ever been recognized by any of the staff as repeat customers. You think the dolls would stand out and make us pretty memorable. Once again we met at Marché, way back on World Doll Day. Which we didn’t know was a thing until last year, it’s apparently the second Saturday of June.
I have to admit, I’m pretty disappointed with the photos I have from Anime North. Being as hot it was I didn’t have much energy to take photos outside, and Doll North ended up being the only place I went with decent air conditioning and things to photograph. And even still, as I write this post I notice I didn’t get some photos I thought I had!
One of the problems of not posting things immediately is I kind of forget … everything. For April’s meet (skipped March for some reason) we met up at a restaurant called Ryoji which had a really nice atmosphere, which I of course took nothing of nor used for creative photos. Partly because a wedding reception was being setup and partly because I like to gab away with everyone instead and then suddenly it’s time to leave.
This weekend a group of friends and myself decided to go urban exploring at a former P.O.W. camp just east of Toronto outside of Bowmanville. The camp is referred to as Camp 30.
Once again we attended Cafe Princess, you may recognize the pink walls from past posts. Archangeli booked us the party room once again and the TADDMUG group did a decent job of filling the whole room. It wasn’t the fullest we’ve made that room mind you, but it was cosey enough.
It’s been a difficult year for a number of reasons I wont get into, but because of them I’ve pretty much slacked entirely on each and every hobby of mine. There aren’t a lot of photos from each meet but as this post contains pretty much an entire years worth it’s a couple pages long. I’ve summarized each meet as best I could remember, the gist of it all should be right.