I don't know about you, but knick-knacks like keychains, figurines, and plushies of characters from my favorite games and anime are about my favorite things ever. I can't always get them like I'd want to, but if I go somewhere - con or otherwise - and stumble upon something like this, it just makes me giddy. ^_^
Also, you may have seen that keychain before. I've posted a practice version of it a few months back. The final cut ended up being even chibier though. XD
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Rain needs to mention it's not only right-to left-but back-to-front.
and sometimes 4 panels on the right then 4 panels on the left depending on where you read your manga.
Who else has made the same mistake as Emily?
In my case I have a big collection of buttons, not only from the series and characters I like, but also buttons that represent important people and places in my life ^^
Yeah i have definitely made the mistake emily made but such is the bane of reading multiple comics with some choosing traditional manga reading direction and others using standard western reading direction.
Love the chibi keychain though :)
Also im kinda liking aiken atm, he has come round to the idea and is really making the effort. He gets a thumbs up as a good bro
I have read comics and manga too much. I constantly read both backwards for a bit then remember the correct order.
Attention deficit.. ooh, Kaminari!
I'd kinda expect someone as smart as Emily to know how to read manga. She's really not into manga/anime stuff I guess.
My first manga had notes at the end explaining to start reading from the other side. After a few pages it felt just as natural as reading ltr. Since then I have sometimes started reading western webcomics from the worng panel..
Fun fact: I read this page after reading a bunch of manga and it took me until the sixth panel to realize that I was reading it backwards.
I was fortunate that my first manga was posted online (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou), so I was continually reminded of the "proper" order to read the panels. Still have to say I was thrown on occasion, especially after a few non-verbal panels.
Manga has ruined comics for me. For a while it was damn near impossible for me to read comics because I go to the manga format and get confused about the flow for a bit.
How have they been there ten minutes and they're already in the dealers' room??? On the first day???
Most efficient con ever? I've only been to one con that was anywhere near that fast, and that was a tiny one held at an amusement park (with park staff handing out the badges, so lots of people to manage a relatively small attendance).
Maybe it's just my experience, but the one con I went to actually had you enter directly into the dealer's room. Getting anywhere else meant navigating through there first. If that's unusual, I honestly didn't know. ^_^;
@LittleLynn84: It's unusual for science-fiction cons, at least in the northwest. Can't comment on comic cons because I've never been to one.
On the other hand, skipping over the wait in the registration lines is 100% justified because (almost always) nothing interesting happens other than chance meetings with old con-friends. Which you don't have any of at your first con.
And, really, you should not be going through the registration line at a comic con. You should be picking up your badge in the green room. Along with the other artists, writers, editors, etc. who are featured guests of the con.
(Once you get Magical going, you might get the same treatment at sci-fi cons. I'll let the concoms argue about whether you are guest writer or guest artist. That's what you get for crossing conventional boundaries. ;) )
@LittleLynn84: Awesomecon in Washington DC only has exits and entrances through the vendor area. The artist area is huge though, and I met Billie Piper last year!
Well, I mean, usually the registration line is 30 minutes or more. And usually right when the con starts there's a huge line at the Dealer's room entrance, though I did go to a Comiccon that put you directly in the Dealer's Room. But anime cons usually don't.
Of course if they already had more badges it's more plausible.
Wow, I seem to be one of the few people that adapted to reading Manga very easily... It kinda helped that a LOT of if not books have a 'STOP you're reading the wrong way' page as page one xD - THAT and... ya know... the cover being on the right instead of left XP
Easy mistake to make though, but... there's something with the way panels slant that usually indicate a left or right panel start... but... that's years of webcomics and a mixture of Manga vs more Western comics. And... I mean YEARS xD
I'll read quite a few mangas but then start reading a manwha and get that what the hell is going on again till I remember they are Left to Right
Kinda reminds me of the Pikachu Maid keycharm I got a while back. My local TO for Pokemon has been getting tons of stuff from Japan, so it practically feels like a mini con half the time...not that it necessarily beats the real thing :P
i'm now used to reading right to left with manga, but now i keep doing it wrong with western comics and what the like >.<!
I somehow find manga difficult to follow as well, though it has nothing to do with the reading direction. There's just something about the artstyle and way of writing that just doesn't work with me...
There are a few I really got into, though :p It's really about finding the right thing, which can be difficult.
But webcomics are just better ;p