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Lattice 6 coloured by Saika-Elkhart Lattice 6 coloured :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 7 0 Lattice 3 coloured by Saika-Elkhart Lattice 3 coloured :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 9 2 Her Sacrafice Coloured - Lineart by Sureya by Saika-Elkhart Her Sacrafice Coloured - Lineart by Sureya :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 18 3 Ginosaji by Saika-Elkhart Ginosaji :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 4 1 Caramelldansen Complete by Saika-Elkhart Caramelldansen Complete :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 4 4 Caramelldansen Preview by Saika-Elkhart Caramelldansen Preview :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 0 2 Captain Jack Dovahkiin by Saika-Elkhart Captain Jack Dovahkiin :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 2 1 Sailor Moon Composite - Lineart by Sureya by Saika-Elkhart Sailor Moon Composite - Lineart by Sureya :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 30 12 WIP - Sailor Moon Composite - Lineart by Sureya by Saika-Elkhart WIP - Sailor Moon Composite - Lineart by Sureya :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 6 9 Lawrence by Saika-Elkhart Lawrence :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 1 2 Appearance of the Priest by Saika-Elkhart Appearance of the Priest :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 3 10 Bad Blood by Saika-Elkhart Bad Blood :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 0 2 this bastard again...!! by Saika-Elkhart this bastard again...!! :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 24 17 Stained Glass Xellos by Saika-Elkhart Stained Glass Xellos :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 56 18 Steampunk Stained Glass by Saika-Elkhart Steampunk Stained Glass :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 7 3 Ghouly Ghouls by Nai-Xain Coloured by Saika-Elkhart Ghouly Ghouls by Nai-Xain Coloured :iconsaika-elkhart:Saika-Elkhart 4 5


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I'm home from the Hobbit World Premiere!
While I did enjoy it - I felt it was both... Awesome.. and a big disappointment.. Quite a mix of feelings..
Let me explain..

Reasons it was awesome: When I went there, I went at noon (to ensure I could get parking mostly) and ended up getting a really good position at the red carpet near the start end, with some lovely people around me - one in his home made ranger costume which actually looked BRILLIANT.
They were also giving things out - one was a blank poster sized sheet with a pic of the painted airplane at the bottom with plenty of space above for autographs. (great cos I never intended to get any autographs, but I figured why not). The other item they gave out - was a special 'hobbit world premiere' Gandalf hat. It is AWESOME.
The celebrities that did come by and give me their autograph were really friendly and nice. Martin Freeman was GREAT, and so was Mark Hadlow and Richard Taylor.
In fact, after getting Richard Taylor's autograph and a photo - he reached into his pocket and gave me a magnet of the sign from 'the Green Dragon inn'! I don't think he had many of those to give out!
I didn't get many pics (there really wasn't much to take photos of and many celebs were blocked from my view when they didn't come to my side of the carpet) but I'll post what I have when they're uploaded.

Reasons I was disappointed: Everyone had been expecting the event to start at 3pm... It didn't start till 4pm. This meant everyone was frustrated, and very hot because of the sun.
During all this time there was little to keep anyone occupied.. a couple of jugglers down one end for a bit but that was it.. Nothing else to entertain the crowd.
So 4pm rolls around and Neil Finn starts playing live music. While he is AWESOME and it was fantastic listening to him - there was little applause after his songs. (if there was any it was closer to him at the opposite end of the red carpet where I couldn't hear it).. This wasn't because he was bad - I guarantee it was because EVERYONE was frustrated at waiting too long and having almost nothing happen with NOTHING going on on the red carpet in front of us.
4.30 and they finally start with the celebrities. They do get delayed at the start for an interview but that's expected. As they started coming down the carpet doing autographs that was great - except for when they missed large areas of the crowd for signing. YES i understand they can't get *everyone* - but the least they could have done would be ALTERNATE which celebrities went to each side - because it felt a lot like the side I was standing on was being ignored for long periods - by at least 4 celebrities in a row. I wouldn't have minded if it was each alternate celeb..
Finally - after all this waiting - the celebrities suddenly had to STOP GIVING AUTOGRAPHS and got RUSHED to the other end of the red carpet for their speeches. Which again pissed people off. It made the whole event feel like it was completely disorganized and badly planned.
Because of this I basically left about an hour earlier than it was scheduled to finish. With all this going on I didn't feel it was worth staying through the pain I was feeling from standing for 6 hours straight with my back problems and such.

Ultimately my suggestions for improvement:
Arrange for some entertainment for people standing waiting! Don't just leave long stretches of empty areas with nothing going on!
Allow the celebs more time to walk the carpet!! Allowing only a short time is FINE for a SHORT carpet - but for one that's almost half a km long it's not good enough.
Have any live music play DURING the time the celebs are walking the carpet. This will allow them a lot more time for autographs and mean that the audience are far more excited about things and more responsive!!

So for now.. I'm home.. enjoying my new hat and the few autographs I did get.. and I'm going to relax and take some painkillers.. And pray that tomorrow I'm not as sore as I suspect I'll be.
  • Listening to: Random MP3s


Sarah Milton
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
New Zealand
My OC, whom I always use to represent myself, is named Saika. Long ago she was once a Sakura, but I decided to change her name to something a little more unique. XD

Current Residence: Wellington, New Zealand
Favourite style of art: anime/manga
Favourite cartoon character: Xellos



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scrik Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Happy Birthday
ShirleysStudio Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +Watch! I really appreciate it! A Flower for You 
8lizzie8 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
hey there! XD
Saika-Elkhart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scrik Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Sorry I'm late
Happy Birthday
akakaball Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015

Happy New Year :love:

Meema Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You still around? *poke*
Saika-Elkhart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still here.  I haven't been on in a while or done any posting but I'm here!  I check back periodically.

I'm also in the progress of getting a new PC - once I have that I'll be doing more art again!
scrik Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Happy Birthday
Saika-Elkhart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!  ^_^
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