My Little Tokyo Meetup IV - The Brave Little Bronies Go to Mars

suggesting this for now to gauge interest. ideally it would work pretty much the same way all the other Little Tokyo meetups have worked. i'll add more information later if/when people glom onto this.

*note that we are not actually going to Mars.

m'kay so hopefully the Google Voice thing will be set up in time. if you get lost and need metaphysical advice or whatever call (760)[masked] (P0NY), and if that doesn't work, text me at[masked]-1902. weather.com says it'll be chilly but not raining.

 

EDIT: interest acquired

more or less this should work the same as last time. 12pm to whenever you want to leave, in which case you leave. i will once again suggest that we meet up in front of/under this thing, the Watchtower, at the northern end of the Little Tokyo Village, across the street from the Japanese American National Museum. this time i'll even try not to be late to my own friggin' meetup! c:

getting here should work the same as it did last time. here is a list and map of parking lots relative to Little Tokyo, although i'm not sure which are paid and which are free. if you're driving here, you want to get on the 101 and get off at Alameda. if you're on the 101 South, turn right; if you're on the 101 North, turn left. where you go from there depends on which parking lot you want to go to. the one i usually use is as follows:

-from the 101, go South on Alameda. turn right on 1st street. then turn left onto Central Ave. there's a parking structure on the right hand side. you pay as you leave. be warned, it's really narrow in there.

here have a carpool spreadsheet

if you want to save the Earth like Fluttershy and take public transit, there are a buttload of options. basically, any train that gets you to LA Union Station gets you ridiculously close to Little Tokyo. from there, all you have to do is get on the Metro Gold Line southbound, towards Atlantic. from Union Station, the very next stop is Little Tokyo/Arts District. get off there, follow 1st Street west, and within a few hundred feet you'll see the Watchtower and Little Tokyo Village. also, try not to get run over by the train on your way out. fare is $1.50 one way. if you want to take the bus, the LADOT DASH Downtown A stops right in front of Little Tokyo Village, so you can be totally cool and take a bus called "Dash" to a brony meetup.

on the other hand, do be aware that public transit agencies usually have reduced service on the weekends. i picked Saturday because they tend to have more service on Saturday than on Sunday, and also more shops should be open. also, do be aware that the recession has kind of ravaged Little Tokyo and while there's still shops and restaurants and such around, there aren't as many as there used to be.

still, there is stuff to do! there's shops in Little Tokyo Village, there's ramen, there's sushi, there's a place that sells really good fried rice (and, like, burgers and Mexican food and whatever if you want to be one of those people who goes to Little Tokyo and gets a cheeseburger), there's ice cream, there's a bakery, and a few minutes' walk south is the Little Tokyo Shopping Center, which has a karaoke bar and an arcade, among other things. the Shopping Center is on 3rd and Central. start at the Japanese-American Museum, head south down Central, turn left on 3rd, bam.

i'm not going to be all anal about schedules and whatever like Twilight Sparkle, but i will modestly suggest that we all stay together at first so we can find a suitable spot for the obligatory group photo. other than that, go forth, shop, eat, spread the magic of friendship, crusade for your cutie marks, and all that.

i have my cell phone number in the carpool spreadsheet, and i'll have my number on the Google Voice thingy too. my phone is not a smartphone, so if you need to contact me, i would prefer you do it through text messages, because i won't be able to see comments here and i don't have unlimited calling minutes.

also Megan is totally best pony.

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  • Christian D.

    Good meetup, never been to Little Tokyo, so this was a first and hope to see all of ya again.

    December 17, 2012

  • Josh R.

    as the pinkie clones would say "FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!"

    December 15, 2012

  • Kragt

    Its exactly what I would expect from a little tokyo meetup. ^^ Arcades, Mochi, AYCE Buffets, and lots of fun cosplay to see.

    December 15, 2012

  • Heather S.

    Sorry I couldn't come guys. :( Woke up feeling sick to my stomach. Been trying to feel better ever since. I was really looking forward to this meetup. -_-

    December 15, 2012

  • Josh R.

    Meet up at Oiwaka Restaurant closest to Mitsuwa

    December 15, 2012

  • Andrew Blue Firebird L.

    Just got off the freeway

    December 15, 2012

  • Josh R.

    Here with Chirs and we are wondering WHERE DA BRONIES AT?!

    December 15, 2012

  • Christian D.

    Will be showing up a little late. I have work but will be done at 12.

    December 15, 2012

  • Leslie Alexandra D.

    i need hugs. i got some bad news and found out that i need to repeat a horrible part of my past. would any of you be willing to give me a hug*question* i'm in so much emotional pain right now. also, the only friend that i have that i could talk about it just moved out of state and living with her boyfriend right now.

    December 11, 2012

    • Heather S.

      I may recall it somewhat, but you're gonna have to refresh my memory. I know you're stressing about it, but try to remain calm, sweetie. We can talk more at the gathering.

      December 13, 2012

    • Leslie Alexandra D.

      too much of an emotional wreck right now to go anyplace. i need time to heal, at lest enough so my emotions aren't so hysterical, before i go out anyplace again. have fun.

      December 15, 2012

  • Josh R.

    Park @ Aiso Parking!! SUPER CHEAP

    December 15, 2012

  • Josh R.

    compound this traffic it separates me from ponies!

    December 15, 2012

  • Leslie Alexandra D.

    i just checked the weather, looks like we evaded the rain!
    =D

    2 · December 14, 2012

  • Kragt

    might have to cancel, something came up but ill send a text once im free to see about catching up with you guys come the evening half of the event.

    December 14, 2012

  • Andrew Blue Firebird L.

    Is there free parking near the little tokyo district or do ppl have to pay

    December 14, 2012

    • Josh R.

      It depends where you park some places validate your parking

      December 14, 2012

  • Heather S.

    The weather channel says it's gonna rain in LA on Saturday, so... what are we gonna do in that case?

    December 13, 2012

    • Leslie Alexandra D.

      there's the galleria, and the plaza has stores 'n' shelter outside of them. and food. food is usually inside.

      December 13, 2012

    • Heather S.

      Alrighty. Usually meetups are canceled because of rain, so I just wanted to make sure this one was still on.

      December 13, 2012

  • Leslie Alexandra D.

    i'm gonna try to be early, i'll probably be hiding behind a leg on the watchtower. also, if we go to the kinokuniya, i might get myself something to make myself feel better. if i feel good enough, i'll have my doccy pony shirt on.

    December 12, 2012

  • Andrew Blue Firebird L.

    Is there a place where we are all meeting in little tokyo

    December 11, 2012

  • Vella

    I'll go if I can get a ride or get some passengers! Added myself to carpool

    December 11, 2012

  • Christian D.

    I'll offer a ride to one extra passenger. I will be driving down the 10 from Yucaipa all the way to Little Tokyo. I'll add my info to the spreadsheet when I'm back at my house.

    November 26, 2012

  • Andrew Blue Firebird L.

    Tokyo drift-teriyaki boys
    Lol

    November 4, 2012

  • Heather S.

    *is disappointed about not going to Mars* ;(

    October 28, 2012

    • Heather S.

      'Bout time. They should have realized long ago that Mars is a popular destination for SoCal residents.

      October 28, 2012

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