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2014 Sakura-con Cosplay Wishlist

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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When was the last time I updated this blog? ….. Yeah I thought so. Well I finally decided that I would get off my butt and finally attend an anime convention again! The last U.S. one I attended was Anime Expo in 2007 (the last Japanese one was Comiket in 2011 but that one doesn’t count. ^^). And conventions mean…. COSPLAY!

I’m mostly listing this for the purposes of reference and sharing with my fellow “con-spirators” (see what I did there? XD). Let’s see if I’m actually able to finish all these…..

WARNING: THIS POST IS VERY IMAGE INTENSIVE.

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Reborn on All Souls Night

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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I badly needed a new index page for my website so to celebrate the end of summer, I decided to theme it around a doujinshi cover I picked up last summer at Comiket 2010.  This particular doujinshi artist draws the Reborn characters as woodland animals… in this case wolves and squirrels.  I extracted the main graphic and recreated the background using my own photos and some brushes I found on brush king.  The colors and overall concept came from the doujinshi artist but the recreation of it is my own.

You can check out the new index site here:
http://www.animekingdoms.com

Since it was a shame not to make a wallpaper out of it, I did just that.   I’m also a stickler for tradition. All of my wallpapers have to include a famous song or poem.  So I chose “All Soul’s Night” by Loreena McKennitt.  I think it fits quite well.  Enjoy!


Dream Log: The Seeds to Save Earth

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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When you dream, do you remember it? Are you involved in your dreams? Are you the main character? Or are you a silent observer watching the events unfold?  Most of you would say the former, or not remember them at all.  I’m no different from you, and most of my dreams I either don’t remember or full of discombobulating images taken from distant memories or current situations I’ve been stressing about.  But every once in a while I get that strange dream where I am not an actor and witnessing things in the 3rd person.  These dreams have a stream of characters, a plot and a climax.  More often than not, they involve some popular Japanese anime I love.   The last time I had one of these dreams was probably back in 2003, when I dreamed of the great Bishonen Anime Tournament (no kidding) featuring characters from Gravitation, Full-Metal Alchemist, and .Hack (among others). Previously I’ve dreamed about Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers), Clamp’s X/1999, Rurouni Kenshin, Weiss Kruez, and various fantasy-esque themes.  This time, the main characters were from Gundam Seed (finally! I was wondering when I’d get a Gundam Seed dream!).

I woke up in a Tohoku Inn at around 5:30am in Aomori with the vestiges of the dreams lingering but fading quickly.  Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to grab a pencil and pad and record it rather than go back to sleep.  The following is what I can make up my hastily scribbled writing.  I take no responsibility for the workings of my deranged mind during the cycles of REM.

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