Earlier today, CyberConnect2 released an announcement for the Winter Campaign 2018. There’s all sorts of awesome new and old merch that will be available for a limited time, so be sure to check it all out!!
☆ The campaign will be running through Friday, December 29 until Monday, January 15.
◾️ Reproduction Gengas (2 types)
『.hack』illustration by Hoshi Itsuki
『.hack//G.U. Last Recode』illustration by Hosokawa Seiichiro
Details: 553×438mm, serial number plate included.
Price: 30,000 yen (roughly $300)
Details: B5 size
Price: 2,000 yen (roughly $20)
Kotobukiya: Akihabara, Nihonbashi, Tachikawa main store, Online Shop
GAMERS: All 18 stores, Online Shop
Amazon Japan: http://amzn.to/2zcPcYv
『.hack//Fanbook』 Official Page
▶︎ Bonus Item #1: 『.hack』Canvas Bag
Purchase all four volumes to receive this bonus.
Kotobukiya Version: Haseo & Ovan, Black
GAMERS Version: Haseo & Tri-Edge, White
▶︎ Bonus Item #2:『.hack//Fanbook』 Vol.5 Purchase all four volumes to receive this bonus.
Deadline for this bonus: March 31 Tentative shipping date: May, 2018
◾️ 『.hack//Fanbook』Clear File Set of 5
Details: A4 size（297×210㎜）
Price: 2,000 yen (roughly $20)
Pre-order: GAMERS Online Shop
◾️ Chim Chim Plushie ※
Price: 2,400 yen (roughly $24)
Pre-order: GAMERS Online Shop
※ This particular item was originally released as part of a set of goodies back in 2013. This time, however, the plushie will be sold separately.
◾️ Acrylic Diorama Stand (Hulle Granz Cathedral)
Details: Plate size: 150×230mm, Assembled size: 70×100×70mm
Price: 3,000 yen (roughly $30)
Pre-order: GAMERS Online Shop
◾️ Bonus Item: Pin (3 types)
Details: Get 1 random pin per item check-out.
▶︎ Participating Store Locations
Kotobukiya: Akihabara Nihonbashi Tachikawa, Main Store Online Shop
GAMERS (Select Stores):
Sapporo, Sendai, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Machida, Tachikawa, Yokohama, Tsudanuma, Omiya, Nagoya, Numazu, Nanba, Umeda, Kobe Sannomiya, Kyoto, Hataka, Kokura; Online Shop
Just in time for Christmas! This week's Super Fan Friday features Kurtis, cosplay extraordinaire and .hack aficionado.
Be sure to leave some love and feel free to let us/ him know what you thought in the comments.
Name: Kurtis Goodhew
Occupation: Retail Sales Associate
Hobbies: Playing Video Games And Writing
Dislikes: currently undetermined
Favorite game of all time: InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask
Hidden Talents: Unknown
Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: InuYasha
Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: The entire .hack series for the characters and lore.
Best CC2 game memory: Introduction of Piros the 3rd, revelation that Ovan is Tri-Edge, and Cubia’s first appearance at the end of .hack//INFECTION
Picture explanation: Just my favorite characters (at the time I cosplayed as them) except for “human” Skeith which I just wanted to mess with and my current collection of the .hack series, which I’m hoping to expand with future installments of the series and trying to gather older ones, such as the .hack//ENEMY cards.
Dream/Aspiration in the future: To become a Voice Actor
We'd like to wish Kurtis good luck in the future in becoming a voice actor. You never know, you may hear him in one of our games one day!
This is a random story I just started writing. It’s pretty non-canon, taking place several years after Last Recode Vol.4, pretty much ignoring all the other canon stuff that happens with Link, Quantum, and beyond.
So, anyway, enjoy! I’ll try to update this with more “bits” soon. I’m pretty much writing this on the spur of the moment, so I don’t really know where the story’s going to go. I’ll try to keep it somewhat short, though. lol
I can’t give it an actual title yet, either, since I really don’t know where I’m going with this…
It was several years after the R:2 servers had shut down for good when the voices began.
At first they sounded like nothing more than mere static on the other end of a telephone or a muffled voice from the other side of a thin wall, but gradually—he couldn’t remember exactly how long—the voices grew more and more incessant and…demanding. It spoke no clear language that he could understand, but through feeling alone, he could understand what it wanted perfectly.
It wanted out.
At any cost.
Eventually, the voices grew so overbearing, he had difficulty thinking clearly. His own inner voice began to get lost in the fog of sound. Not only that but almost daily headaches and migraines threatened to cripple him physically as well. He tried to stay afloat in the sea of swirling chaos in his mind, but it was exhausting. He knew if nothing was done to quell the voices soon, he would eventually lose himself entirely.
It was about a week before Christmas when he nearly collapsed on the way out of the NAB office and fell down a flight of stairs.
“Whoa,” said someone, grabbing his arm just in time before he fell. “You all right?”
His vision was suddenly very hazy as though someone had applied a blur filter to his entire field of vision. He tried shaking his head a couple times to rid his sight of the fog and continuously buzzing voices in his head, but it didn’t seem to help much.
“Yeah, I… I think so,” Ryo said as he turned to rest his back against the side of hallway. He could hear his own voice come out of his mouth in sharp gasps as if he was suddenly winded or out of breath.
Skeptically, Masato shook his head. “Ryo, you don’t look well…”
Somehow Ryo managed a reassuring smile but he still couldn’t completely stand on his own without the aid of the sturdy wall supporting him from behind. “I dunno; maybe I’m just tired.”
“How long has this been going on?” Masato asked, his brow wrinkling with concern.
Ryo shook his head slightly as though he didn’t quite understand what Masato said. “What? No, I—“
Again another wave of fog washed over him, stealing the light from his eyes. Not even the sound of Masato’s voice calling his name seemed to be able to reach his ears from the place he now found himself…
It was like waking from an elaborate dream. Lying flat on his stomach on the dusty ground, he felt like the weight his own breath would crush him. His eyes burned in the twilight haze as he tried to stir his stiff body and stand. Everything was dark with dusk; the ground and air, chill as death. Groggily rising to his feet, he glanced around him to find absolutely no trace of the hallway where he had just been standing beside Masato—
Masato? Wasn’t he just here—?
Suddenly, a sharp flare ignited in his head as waves of pain coursed through his entire being. A moment later, he found himself on the black ground once more, both hands gripping at either side of his head as a silent scream slipped past his lips. It was the voices again, but this time it sounded eerily nearby.
Hello again, said the voice. I’ve missed you… Haseo.
He instantly recognized the voice as his own. Images of “him” exploded painfully in his memory. He knew what this shadowy figure represented—his own dark past and yet… something was different, new even.
“He” shouldn’t exist anymore, Ryo thought, the buzzing in his head throbbing along with his rapidly beating heart.
As he slowly rose to his knees, one hand firmly on the dusty ground and the other instinctively grasping at his chest, Ryo gazed upon the shadowy figure standing before him in the dim twilight. But that’s all it was—a shadowy figure with hardly any fine details. He couldn’t see the figure’s face, eyes; he couldn’t tell what sort of hair he had—if it even had any. All he could tell was it’s nondescript outline like a smudge of black chalk on a canvas. And yet Ryo knew who it was… and that alone struck fear into his entire being.
“How… How can you be here?” Ryo asked with an unusually raspy voice.
The figure roughly brushed a hand through its undefined hair in confusion. ‘…As though I know where “here” is…’
Shrugging it off, the figure stepped closer before kneeling in front of Ryo. ‘How long has it been? Then again, I suppose the concept of time is different for you than it is for me. Still… It feels as though ages have passed since we were together… I’ve missed you. Truly, I have.’
Feeling utterly drained of energy and struggling to suppress the tight feeling in his chest, Ryo simply shook his head in tired confusion. “Who are you?”
Seemingly exasperated at the question, the figure rested both hands on its hips. ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. You need me to spell it out for you?’ The figure shook its head, disappointed. ‘Well, I guess I can’t really blame you. I looked a little different the last time we saw each other.’
Ryo could only continue shaking his head in restless bewilderment. Even though this figure felt similar to his shadow with the memories of Sora that he confronted before, the pieces of the puzzle still didn’t quite line up. There was something else—almost like another presence—lurking behind the figure’s vail of darkness.
‘You know, I should thank you,’ the figure continued. ‘Without your help—and, well, maybe that idiot’s death wish helped a bit, too, but… Without you, I’d still be that fragmented string of data with no other purpose than to destroy and strike fear into those who dared to cross my path.’
And just as the words reached his ears, Ryo felt the throbbing pain in his head and chest merge into perfect terror that gripped him tighter than even death itself.
The nebulous figure appeared to bow politely.
‘Hello, ‘tis I,’ the figure said, comically, ‘the great “Terror of Death”. At your service, sir.’
Printed in the .hack//Fanbook Vol.2 is a nice character “birthday database” that includes additional information on the characters.
Haseo Real Name: Misaki Ryo Birthday: July 13, 2000
An honars student at a famous private high school. He begins to work for NAB from September 2017.
Atoli Real Name: Kusaka Chigusa Birthday: April 5, 2001
Although she felt as though there was no place for her, due to a brush with fate, she was able to grow and attain the courage to not depend on anyone.
Kuhn Real Name: Kazumi Tomonari Birthday: November 8, 1993
He is extremely dependable with a great sense of duty. He worked parttime at an arcade while supporting his dream to join CC Corp.
Sakubo Real Name: Nakanishi Iori Birthday: May 26,2006
A gentle introvert. He is taken in by his faternal grandmother.
Endrance Real Name: Ichinose Kaoru Birthday: December 31, 1996
He was thoroughly withdrawn from the world until he met Haseo and slowly became interested in others and the rest of the world.
Yata Real Name: Hino Takumi Birthday: July 8, 2000
Having already graduated after skipping several grades, he established his own company with a huge amount of funds he earned in the online trade. He is the largest CC Corp share holder.
Pi Real Name: Saeki Reiko Birthday: December 24, 1993
She used to be a system engineer at CC Corp, but joined NAB from September 2017.
Ovan Real Name: Indo Masato Birthday: December 12, 1992
An investigator for NAB. He falls into a coma due to an event in 2017.
Youkou / Alkaid Real Name: Kuramoto Chika Birthday: July 2, 2001
A student of fine arts, she loves to read. She is very spunky with an unyielding spirit. Her favorite motto is “Train for your body, read for your heart.”
Silabus Real Name: Morino Yuuichi Birthday: October 28, 1997
A socialble young man who is attentive to his surroundings. He first started playing “The World” when he was a college student, living on his own.
Gaspard Real Name: Masa Kouta Birthday: April 21, 2004
He loves card and board games. He suffers from a severe case of social anxiety.
Piroshi 3 / Piros the 3rd Real Name: Matsuyama Hiroshi Birthday: November 23, 1978
He belongs to the development team at CC Corp. Working as a graphic designer, he is the project leader for the development of “The World R:X”.
Translation and Photos by: Rekka Alexiel
Do you love cosplay? If so this week's Super Fan Friday is right up your alley as we have Alex and his awesome Haseo cosplay!
Show some love .hackers!
Hobbies:Gaming,Photography and cosplay
Dislikes: How some games get completely overlooked and
forgotten. Making it difficult to get them.
Favorite game: Too many choices to pick from aside from .Hack.
Hidden Talents: Not really sure
Favorite Anime: Would have to between Gundam and Ghost in the shell. I enjoy futuristic and technological things.
Favorite CC2 game. It would be fair to say as I have only had experience with the .hack games.
Briefly explain the pictures you sent us: My small .hack collection of the original games and some of the anime. As well as myself cosplaying Haseo's first form
Dream/Aspiration: Travel around more. Not just with the US but internationally as well.
This is a copy and paste of my comment on the Dothack Network Facebook page, which you can find here.
The issue is regarding the fan interest in a new remaster of the so-called “First Season” of the .hack video game franchise. The .hack “First Season” includes four separate games: Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, and Quarantine; aka IMOQ.
I would, again, like to calm the waters a little bit with all this talk of a possible remaster of the original four .hack games. Please, please calm down and focus on what’s here, right now.
I understand the hype, but now is not the time to be daydreaming about what somebody mistakenly let slip, giving fans the idea that this may be possible or even in the works when it’s not.
But if you can’t quell your desire for a possible remake, then I would suggest you support Last Recode with every ounce of your being NOW. I’m pretty sure everyone here already bought the game, but if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to show your support.
I know it’s really hard to purchase official merch outside of Japan, but I would also suggest you try to look into ordering some of the merch through a deputy service or on Amazon Japan (they will usually ship internationally).
Also, write and tell BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT that you want international access to .hack merchandise!! Not only that, but tell them how much you love the series: the games, the anime, the novels and manga! Don’t feel embarrassed to let your fan-heart gush a little!
Get involved in my fan giveaway contest on Twitter, going on now! Tell people how much you love the series, tell a friend about it who maybe hasn’t even played it yet. I will have more contests in the future, too, so stay tuned to my site.
Ultimately, if you all really want a remake of the first four games as badly as you say you do (this is where I give you a little “tough love,” so please don’t hate me for telling it like it is), then you have to put in the effort to support the series as a whole first.
That’s just economics. If Last Recode doesn’t make a certain number of sales, then there is NO future for anything. Thankfully, though, sales both in Japan and internationally look really good and BNE is quite pleased. That’s good, but we can’t stop there; we can’t let our guard down just yet!
Keep talking about .hack on social media and wherever else possible. If you have a blog or website or something similar, write about it (I’m guilty here as I have yet to finish my editorial on Last Recode orz). Get other gamers interested in the series, introduce it to a friend or family. If you know somebody likes both anime and games, you could first introduce them to the anime TV series .hack//SIGN or .hack//ROOTS or go over to one of the movies (maybe avoid TRILOGY if they intend on playing Last Recode lol).
Basically my point is… there isn’t time to daydream about what could be right now. We need ACTION that is clearly visible and makes a difference to BNE, the publisher. If they do not make a profit from the series, nothing will happen. We’ll get NOTHING. So please, please… I understand how excited everybody is over the thought of a remake–I am, too–but now is not the time.
If you’ve already done all you can to support Last Recode and this message is redundant, I’m really sorry. This topic has been a bit of a thorn in my side ever since people started talking about it A WEEK after the release of Last Recode. ^^;;
We hope you guys are excited for the weekend!
To give you something to do while you're killing time at work/school/life, here's another Super Fan Friday to check out featuring the awesome and dangerous when cold, Derin !
Name: Derin White
Occupation: Retail worker
Hobbies: Gaming, crocheting and knitting, sewing
Dislikes: Rude people, mansplaining, Christmas music
Favorite game of all time: Very difficult to answer... Tie between .hack (original 4), Sailor Moon: Another Story, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Dragon Age: Origins, and Guild Wars 2. These are all great for very different reasons and can't choose one over the others.
Hidden Talents: Get so cold that my hands will leave burn marks on people's arms
Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Sailor Moon Crystal/Teen Titans (original series)/Galaxy Quest
Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//Infection because I was stationed overseas when it came out and it was such a wonderful distraction going out and getting drunk after watch because there was nothing to do. I probably would be an alcoholic like all my other shipmates if it wasn't for that game.
Best CC2 game memory: Can't remember if it wasn't .hack//Outbreak or .hack//G.U. Rebirth. Got to the last boss and started to have a panic attack because last boss fights are so hard. Defeated it in like minute, and felt so silly about over thinking it.
Briefly explain the picture you sent us: This is everything .hack related I've collected over the years. Most of it is in Japanese because it took so long for stuff to come out stateside.
Dream/Aspiration in the future: Pay off my credit card bill and find a new place. I'm boring.
Don't forget to show some love. Have a great weekend everyone!
December is here and Christmas is near, so our early present to you is the lovely Xelles and her awesome cosplay for this week's Super Fan Friday! Check it out! Show some love! Let's get festive!
Hobbies: "Cosplay, gaming, playing piano"
Favourite game of all time: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q"
Hidden Talents: "I'm an okay artist"
Favourite Anime/Cartoon/Movie: "Steins Gate, Legend of Korra, Speed"
Favourite CC2 game of all time and why?: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q I'd say entirely because of BlackRose, I love her character and how she opens up. She acts tough, a little rough around the edges and has a hard time trusting and opening up to people, and admittedly I saw myself in her doing everything she would have, if something ever happened to my younger sister IRL. An older sister has to be tough."
Best CC2 game memory: "Playing .Hack//Infection and finally beating Skeith for the first time!!! (Expect the dance of 'I beat Sephiroth' only, .Hack style)"
Briefly explain the photos you sent us: "The photos are of myself as an inspiration of what Azure BlackRose could have been in .Hack//G.U if she were to exist, as inspired by this deviant art piece by En-Drance and my own interpretation of the blades from Azure Kite.
The blades on my friend's twin blades were also made by me, made from 7 layers of plywood and 1/3inch aluminium 'guards' that fold for convenience. They are quite heavy but con-proof (won't break)"
Dreams for the future: " My aspiration for the future is to earn enough money to travel the world with my travel-bug partner"
This is just a very early, preliminary announcement for a fan contest that I want to set in motion. The basic premise behind the idea is for fans of the .hack series share their enthusiasm with others while also targeting potential new fans!
*If anything is unclear or if I left anything out of this post, I will fix it later! Please understand if there are any changes to these details.
Some of the goodies I have to use as giveaway items include:
New World Roundtable featuring Nino CD
.hack//Link PSP Game
.hack//re-birth Disc historical Disc Blu-ray
.hack//G.U. Returner DVD
.hack//G.U.+ Manga Vol.2-5
.hack//G.U. Vol.3 Complete Guide
.hack//G.U. TheWorld Vol.05
I have one more special item available. Please keep reading to find out more!
The way to enter is simple. Just go on twitter and talk about the series. You can post artwork, fanfics, photos of your own gameplay; really anything goes! But the one thing you MUST post are the following tags:
Winners will be chosen at random from the contest hashtag, so the more you post, the more likely you will be chosen for a prize.
Only one person is eligible to win, so please do not create sock puppets in an attempt to win more than one item. Likewise, I am only able to send one item to any given address. This is to avoid one person faking a friend and claiming more than one item. Yes, this has happened in the past…
As for the prizes, I’m very sorry, but they are all used items and in Japanese. The games, DVDs, and Blu-rays may only work on Japanese systems.
I would also like winners to be free to choose which item they’d like to receive. This will be decided at a first-come-first-served style.
Items are completely free of charge since I’ve already paid for everything, but I would like to ask for the shipping fees to send the items to you. This means that if you are a chosen winner, you have the right to claim or reject your winnings. I will continue to choose winners from the list until all items have been claimed. Shipping fees must be sent via PayPal and I cannot send your item until I have received your payment.
Here’s a brief flow of the contest:
You post .hack stuff on Twitter with the above hashtags.
At the conclusion of the contest, I will pick winners at random from the contest tag. I may also record this live so you can see how I do this.
I will contact these people via Twitter DM and ask which item you’d like to claim. This is when you may choose to forfeit your winnings if you are unable to pay for shipping. (Please understand that I am just a fan myself and am financially unable to offer a completely free contest.)
I will package your item up and get an estimate from the post office. Items will be shipped from Japan via EMS. This is one of the more expensive shipping methods, but it is also the safest and fastest method that comes with a tracking number. Depending on the weight of your item, shipping will likely be anywhere between $8-18. The heaviest book, the .hack//G.U. Vol.3 Complete Guide might be more. I won’t know for sure until I take the items to the post office for an estimate.
Once I have an estimate, I will contact you in which you may again accept or deny your winnings. Should you accept, this is when I will give you my paypal address for you to send the shipping fees.
Once I receive the fees, I will send your item.
The contest will run from NOW until roughly 10am on December 26 (Japan time). This date & time is subject to change.
Last but not least, I also have an extra, unopened .hack//G.U. Last Recode Premium Edition. I would like to use this for ART ENTRIES ONLY, but I feel this is being overly inclusive, so we’ll see… I’m up for suggestions. It may also be possible to ask CC2 CEO Matsuyama Hiroshi for his autograph… I don’t know if I can get this accomplished, however, so please don’t get your hopes up.
THE MAIN GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THIS CONTEST…
…is for fans to have fun discussing the series, to spread the word about it, and… it’s mostly to boost the hype.
If you love the series, I think this would be a fun way for you to get involved and share that passion with others!
And also, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions or anything, please feel free to let me know!
What an awesome Super Fan Friday we have for you this week!
Check out Sergio's insanely cool .hack collection and pics from his .hack party!
It brings us great joy that we have such awesome fans like Sergio around the world!
Name: Sergio Castrejon
Country: United States
Occupation: T-shirt screen printing trainer ( I print and teach trainees how to print on t-shirts)
Hobbies: Playing games, watching anime, drawing, photography, cosplay, research, graphic design, and watching youtube videos.
Dislikes: Wasting time waiting or going in the wrong direction, being woken up during a nap or the middle of my sleep, and losing personal objects.
Favorite game of all time: The legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Hidden talents: I like to think I can adapt to a new game quickly just by learning its few controls
Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Favorite anime would be Fooly Cooly (FLCL), while favorite movie comes down to either “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The world”, “Gremlins 2”, or “Back to the Future” part 1.
Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: I'd say it would have to be “.hack//G.U. vol. 3 Redemption”. Theres is two main reasons why. One; I felt connected more connected to Haseo as character, the way he was, the way he changed and how he turned out in the end. I felt I learned a lot from his experiences and related them to my own in real life. Meeting new people, letting them into your life, and the fortitude to keep moving forward through hardship even when you don’t end up with the result you wanted takes a lot of courage. My second reason; the game also connected a lot of dots for not only the G.U. trilogy, but also for the .hack series from before in the timeline. Bringing old characters back from the original games into G.U. like Elk and Wiseman, Being able to fight The One Sin which made Blaming and Orca the Descendants of Fianna, seeing Aura, connecting the forest of pain from .hack//ROOTS, and even finding Herald at the end of the event. I loved how it brought nostalgia back and incorporated it in its own essence of the G.U. series.
Best CC2 game memory: In .hack//QUARANTINE, after you finish the game you get a few extra quests. One of those is the quests to go and bring back Mia to have her back as a character. In that dungeon you have to repeatedly keep data draining bugs to defeat them as the levels of infection on Kite keep increasing while you go lower and lower into the dungeon. It took me about a month playing every day to try and beat that dungeon and get Mia back since every time I tried the levels of infection would get severe and lower my level, give me status effects or just a plain game over. I had no Idea that Mia was lying at the end of that quest and didn’t know if there was an easier way since game walkthroughs weren’t fully developed, but the challenge of getting to the end of that dungeon was enough to keep me going. Once I beat the dungeon, I had such a great sense of accomplishment, it might have just fueled my love for the franchise for adding to the experience and the theme of the story, for when you work hard for something, it gives more meaning to the things that you want in life. In this case, clearing a dungeon to save a character.
Briefly explain the picture you sent us: My friends and I had a .hack//G.U. Last Recode release party to not only commemorate the game coming out, but the return of .hack. Since we’ve had a long history with the game since we were teenagers, seeing the release of something new from a beloved franchise made us want to hold a party for it, especially now that we could host a party and being in our late 20’s. We figured we should theme everything .hack so we brainstormed for an afternoon on what we wanted to do and serve. On the day of we figured to also take a picture of the collection we had. Most of the collection in the picture is mine, while the plushies and the .hack//SIGN vol 6 DVD are my fiancé’s. She has her own collection and another friend who attended also has more stuff we don’t own, but as we kept stacking and displaying one collection, it started getting complicated to keep items in place. Seeing the entirety of the collection displayed on my living room table made me realize how the universe of .hack is so intricate and fascinating as the same time. So many books, games, and anime made it what it is today. I can’t think of any other franchise that can compare with he universe of .hack.
Dream / Aspiration in the future: I don’t think I have a lot of major goals planned in my future. I feel that the older you get, the more entangled you get with life and your aspirations may change as well. My current mission is to be able to buy a home, pay off my student loans and not live paycheck to paycheck. But if there was a goal I wanted to accomplish, that would be to focus on my hobbies. I wouldn’t want to turn them into a profession, I just want to be able to love doing what I do for fun. I already do cosplay so I’d love to give more attention to that, and I also like to do photography so it would be nice to take photographs of beautiful landscapes or people. But those things require money which makes it hard when you’re responsible managing a budget. One thing I do have planned for the future is to some day open up a shop with my fiancé and sell items we designed or made at conventions and meet new people. I would also love to learn how to play the cello one day though, that's always been an something I’d like to do before I die. In the end it all takes time, whether I can do these things tomorrow or years from now, its all up to me.