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Happy (early) Halloween everyone!
Make sure you check out today's Google Doodle! They've made a clever little ghost-fighting game in which you have to defeat ghosts by drawing the symbols above their heads in order. You've gotta be quick so if you have a drawing tablet, it might make life much easier if you use it!
The doodle can be found here: https://g.co/doodle/ybe5ut or you can see it just by visiting the Google homepage.
P.S. Don't miss the little heart ghosts to the side which offer you life refills. <3
So, as many of you may already know, today was the second day of MCM ComicCon in London. I (somehow) finished our cosplay outfits in time - Kerry had completed the swords before I'd done the outftits - so we went dressed as Lightning and Serah from Final Fantasy 13.
Overall, ComicCon was awesome! There were so many amazing cosplayers and stalls that I was overwhelmed at first! Getting an early entry ticket is well worth the additional price as it offers you several hours of relative calm to look at all of the tables easily. After midday, it tends to get quite crowded, making it harder to look at shops or take photos. It was also pretty toasty so we were grateful for our sleeveless outfits.
We were hoping to spot Lizz around the con but sadly couldn't find her... You might have more luck spotting her in her lolita outfit tomorrow. However, I did see someone dressed (brilliantly!) as Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist:
One section to be sure to check out is the Japanes food area. There are lots of treats on sale for much less than the normal shop prices, such as dorayaki (Japanese filled pancakes) at 5 for £5! The same applies for many of the other stalls which usually offer a convention discount of around 10% - often more. Be sure to shop carefully though; some items are available on multiple tables with different prices. One example of this was the price of Death Notes which varied from £8-£11...
Formerly known as katethegreat19, Erutan is a female singer/songwriter who uses a wide range of traditional folk instruments alongside her stunning voice to create warming covers and original pieces. Many of her songs are from or based upon the Final Fantasy game series which, being a series I adore, makes her songs even more special to me. She also has a solely instrumental channel called The Menagerie.
5) Suteki Da Ne
My favourite thing about this cover is the different lyrics to any others I've heard. It's quite a different take on the song and the piano and whispers in the background lend the song a very dreamlike feel.
4) Aerith's Theme
Another Final Fantasy cover with original lyrics: I especially love the harp parts! The lyrics also tell the story of Aerith's life and add to the melancholic tone of the song.
3) Yuki no Hana
Yuki no Hana is a very pretty fan-arranged piece by Erutan. The instrumental backing makes it sound almost like a music box at some points, so it sounds like a soothing lullaby. The lyrics may not be in English but they're still very touching and you can read their translation in the video description.
2) You're Not Alone
A beautiful song from Final Fantasy 9 (one of my favourite games!) and one of Kate's older covers. Despite having fairly low-key backing music, she layers her voice in such a way that the song still seems well rounded and melodic.
1) Rose of May
Yet another FF9 song, sorry! ^^' The rhythm of this song really carries it along and Kate's voice is as mellow as usual. Besides that, it's a really heartfelt piece and I love all the fanart that scrolls alongside the music.
Two sisters hoping to share some of the things we love. :3