Okay I just have to look on the bright side. So what if I can't go to Kumoricon (or Fanime or Sakuracon or... basically anything) next year, because I didn't win the contest and because my parents will be road-tripping from May through November next year? Yeah so I can't do a social thing I've been wanting to do for years and keep not being able to do.
That's still six months of not having to wake up to the sounds of the Great Food Truck Race.
Six months of not having to listen to wealthy north amerians try to buy international properties.
Six months of not having to listen to reality and contest tv shows.
Six months of freedom from my mother's HGTV obsession.