My thoughts and some images under the cut~
So a while back I received MAYA's second and latest artbook, MIIKA. It has been 6 years since her first one, PUZZLE, so I decided to take photo of both of them together. Being a rabid fan I do have both the standard book and the limited edition for both PUZZLE and MIIKA lol. It is a pity that I didn't get the random signed copy ones ;-; but oh well.
My thoughts and some images under the cut~
I haven't update my blog for a while since I'm busy with our family sudden loss. My mother who has been battling with cancer since 2009 has just passed away.
Warning: depressing post and rants and all after the cut
And as I promised, a separate entry for my Japan trip this year!
There is no way I can go in details for all the 3 weeks I spent there with just one entry so I will just go briefly and highlight the most memorable parts (so hard, majority are all amazing lol)
The live blogging (sort of) of the trip can be seen better with all the photos on my instagram.
I based myself in Tokyo and stayed at Jinxie's apartment. We also went to Osaka and Sendai during my stay in Japan. One of the aim this time is to see Sakura in action. I came to places at the incorrect timing so I only managed to see the Sakura in full bloom nearing the third end of my trip. At least i managed to see it so it's good enough.
Holy shit, I have been neglecting my blog for a very long time lol Work has kept me really busy and in addition to that was my 3 weeks trip to Japan! There are so many things happened and I will do my best to keep it short and all. I will put my thoughts on my Japan trip at separate entry later as that will be a 3 weeks worth of glorious adventures (and foods)
So after the moving fiasco at the end of 2009 which lasted until 2012, where 80% of our stuff from our old home that was sold, trapped in the storage, recently we finally unearthed the PS2. Since I used to live together with my bros and then with at least one of them later on, I tend to play on whatever game console is in the house. After I moved to live just me and younger cousin, naturally I have no game console of my own besides my old DS which then went missing/stolen during my mother's health confusion (which I'll not elaborate on how this happened) I'm planning to get one PS3 for myself, even if I don't play game much any more due to risk to my hands I can still make use of PS3 for blue ray player too. However with PS4 is on the way I thought I'll wait and see in case the game I really want to play then comes out on PS4 (*cough* team ICO please..) Having a PS3 I don't see my bro wanting to keep the PS2, so I asked to 'borrow' it so I can replay my fave slash-and-hack game, OZ-Over Zenith-. The story is simple and game play is just as it is, but I love them the characters so much! I will not lie by saying that Fumi-sensei character design doesn't take part in my bias towards the characters too lmao. I am still sad Fumi-sensei never release a proper artbook for both Suikoden and OZ or just her artworks in overall, you know, I want grandiose artbook like MAYA's Puzzle artbook but for Fumi-sensei ;_;
I am much too enchanted by her art style for OZ and I will be super honest, I can't help but copying/greatly influenced/I-want-this-style-in-my-artwork XDD;;;
So all the selected photos from last Matin shoot have been post processed and done with~ The photo above shows just how the 'blotch' was there on the slides, some were useable (or more that it is easily fixable some were just blotched beyond repair.
As the title suggests, under the cut will be lots of ramble and whining about me and my petty or embarrassing problems. Before I dive in into the ranting/whining mode, I update the fan art section a tiny bit, mainly in Zektbach section where the 'less refined' artworks are categorised into 'Doodle/quick drawing' My last experiment with colouring for A'milia fan art was enjoyable, though I do understand my ability to colour or drawing in general is still lacking and sucks as hell /shame.
In the same topic of drawing, my shoulders, neck, back and hands are showing some improvement from the rehabilitation exercise. It is a very slow process but it really is the first time after 2 years that it actually shows any actual signs of improvement. I need to discipline myself and keep up with the exercise. In which I really would like to come back to my roots, making original story comic instead of just fan art. I don't know if I can and will ever be able to handle long running series one anymore, but at the very least I want to make 3 one-shot I have been brewing during these past 2 years of 'inactivity'. Okay jumping into the cut.
So this is a thing I did for lulz in relation to ships in Zektbach series. Hide under the cut because it's longgggg~~
Did Masinowa Malchut shoot about a few weeks back. The shoot theme was moody lightning to capture Malchut's last line in drama CD which is really heart breaking and sad. I have uploaded the first batch of this shoot into the gallery.
The Lotus paper lamps thing are obviously to symbolize the other 9 Star Children and also connection to Malchut's rebirth form later, A'Milia. That being said I prepared these Lotus paper lanterns thing before A'milia appearance in Pop 'n Music seeing how in the beginning of Turii PV Malchut is floating on lake with Lotus around her (I know I know Malchut is genderless but at this point it is easier to address her as 'she').
This picture is not my most fave one out of this shoot, it is more of 'CURE' shoot try out lol. But I like this one, even though cure pose thing usually never work on me. And YOU CAN SEE THE LITTLE POM POM ON HER ANKLE IN THIS PHOTO! I added the pom pom on her leg as I didn't add them previously. My mistake still, I should have attached the pom pom on her ankle with black elastic instead of white. Maybe in future shoot I will fix the strap and use those loose socks thing instead of standard white socks I have always been using for Malchut.
And so Supanova was over and Day 2 was basically just a day to wind down and relax after the hectic Day 1. I have been thinking on who to cosplay on Day 2 since I want something comfortable to wind down and relax. I can come without cosplay but last time that happened, surrounded by fabulous friend in cosplay made me feeling left out lmao. Then I remember I have Yang Wenli from LOGH have been sitting in my wardrobe since last year. I have Reinhard as well, but I still need to style the wig, make the cape and also the epaulettes, so nope, since I have been so busy with work these days and on top of it my body has been giving me trouble. Not to mention that Yang = less effort for make up and I can act dorky and be in character still LOL
Reinhard is like, bishie Kaiser man, I need to swish around that cape and blonde hair and be all charismatic and elegant LOL
I like how when I showed Yang picture to Elias, he commented on that this character seems to suit you a lot, OMG lol I guess age wise and dorkiness it is so bloody true XD Yang jacket is loose so I didn;t even need to bind but wear boob tube type bra and that alone is enough since I have a pretty flat chest to begin with OTL
In the topic of LOGH, I have been a fan since 2001, I think? I am so glad to finally being able to cosplay from this series. Fave character wise, I guess both Reinhard and Yang. If I have to pick just one maybe Reinhard, I love Yang laidback and peaceful loving attitude, it is so gentle and can definitely see why so many people like him to lead them in battle. However Reinhard ambitious and remarks/dialogue is just so hard for me to ignore or be impressed with. In a sense the series done a good job portraying these two. Reinhard does give out the impression and vibe of people just want to rush and kneel and just go 'LET ME SERVE YOU!' While Yang is like the type of friendly and close to you kind of leader, or just the type of person you want to be friend with? The characters in this series always have interesting dialogues/remarks that is enjoyable to watch, except maybe Julian? I find Julian to be the least interesting and a bit stiff/boring in comparison to all these characters in LOGH. It is as if he is trying to be shown as too perfect by the creator? Anyway, originally was gonna do short shoot with Linc again in second day, but there was some problem and she had to arrive late. On the other hand Elias was attending the second day, so instead I did a quick shoot with him. Hopefully I can do shoot of Reinhard soon in the future ~