This last Friday was the annual Otaku Anonymous "F'mas Party." Well, okay, we actually say the whole word, but for the appearances of some sort of dignity, I shall refrain from typing out the currently abbreviated profanity. F'mas is our annual Holiday party where we celebrate the true spirit of the season: Getting "F'ed."
I know I've explained this in years past, but I think I'll do it again just for the heck of it. We celebrate this "spirit" by giving each other gifts that are absolutely terrible.
And yes, Crysta and I really did give someone a 2005 calendar this year.
When I say that people put a lot of thought into these gifts, I don't know if it communicates the depths that people calculate their F'mas presents. The 2005 Calendar for instance is something that Crysta and I have been sitting on... waiting for a year when it would be exactly one day off. Some other people purchased their F'mas presents in May or June.
These are not things that we take lightly.
I don't really attend Otaku Anonymous meetings any more, but there was no way that I was going to miss the F'mas party. Topher came in from the Twin Cities too, so he and I got to feel old together at the event. In the end, I walked away with a couple of bad movies, a dollar store toy gun and sword, and a USB humping dog.
We tried to watch one of the bad movies, a film entitled for no appropriate reason Chinese Hercules. To explain the apparent quality of the disc and film, the DVD case claims it has a length of "88 Mints." Sadly, the disc errored ten minutes (or should I say mints) in, so we weren't able to fully enjoy it. We instead put on Galaxy Quest and decided to enjoy a good movie.
In the end, a merry F'mas was had by all, and that is the point... I think.