Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Goth Punk Mikuru in the Snow

Personal:

Tomorrow is CHRISTMAS! Really? Is it really? Yes...yes it is.

I've been up to quite a bit of lazy activity, that is to say, I've been doing nothing. Apart from work I'm enjoying just sitting around the house and for good reason: I can't leave. As you can see by the photos here and here, I've got about a foot and a half of snow in my neighbourhood making driving impossible. We'll be getting a white Christmas for the first time in ages which is wonderful!

Other than working, I was able to complete the first 2 series of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. I highly recommend that to anyone who likes murder mysteries and stories about the daily life of students. Little Big Planet released its Metal Gear Solid addons which I purchased for the grand total of $13.38 CND over the PSN. I was able to 100% everything in a few hours but I'm really happy to have all the extra stuff. The paintball gun is priceless.

I don't expect to go out boxing day and if I do it'll just be to the new Walmart down the street with the Moores, HMV, EBGames, etc...I'm also probably going out to dinner this Saturday to plan for my Japan trip in April and get some hotels booked. Sunday is the gift exchange with my beloved VOCALOID family, I look forward to that. Other than that, it seems I've got about 10 more days of downtime before school starts again!

Figures:


I managed to scoop off the foot and a half of snow from my picnic table in the backyard where I usually do outdoor shots, and get Goth Punk Mikuru set up out there. She has a nice stand so I didn't mind putting that on the thin layer of snow I scrapped off. This model is 1/7 scale and stands about a foot high. She's made by Griffon. For those of you who are interested, I did a photoshoot in the summer with Gothic Lolita Haruhi by the same company. Gothic Lolita Nagato comes out this January.




The rest of the shots can be seen after the jump:








Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!


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Monday, December 15, 2008

Nendoroid Shana

Figures:

Now to present the rest of the pictures I took yesterday. The Nendoroid Shana I find to be of quite impressive quality. The eyes are a brilliant red and the necklace and jacket simply complete this figure. I also am loving the variety of faces available. Next arrival for me will be the figma Shana with transparent hair at the end of the month!






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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Figure Shoot December

I've got a big post to do here as I haven't exactly updated my blog in the last 3 weeks. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons why, to be honest. Good news is I'm on Christmas vacation now with all of my exams and projects finished and Spring semester starting January 5th.

Personal:

The simple reason for not updating my blog is that I've been too busy with school to even watch anime or take pictures of the figures I've received (after delay) therefore I've not had any content to show. The last few weeks have been rather stressful for me as well; not with school but with issues that have been on my heart. I did some ignorant things and remained in the dark about them until I had to be slapped in the face and shown what exactly I did. I feel I settled the bulk of the tensions last night and can finally move on. I'm now looking forward to seeing my VOCALOID family again on Dec 28th for a gift exchange. Of course, it'd be even better if I could see a few of them before then but people are quite busy and hanging around with a guy like me isn't exactly top priority ^^;. I did, however, have a good time with Tara a few nights ago playing Smash Bros Brawl. I think I played more in that sitting than I'd ever played in my entire life (which is sad). I'll most definitely be cosplaying Ike in the future with a group.

I've been a little a lot behind on gaming and anime recently. However I did manage to complete Gurren Lagann last night (which is an awesome show) and I've been keeping up with the Tora Dora and Hyakko subs. Next on my list will probably be Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni or something else that pops up. Game-wise, I haven't had the chance to try out Home for PS3 yet and I haven't even yet played Force Unleashed or Mirror's Edge. I'll find time to get those played before I get Prince of Persia for Christmas (yes I know what I'm getting). Currently I've been playing the Mother 3 fan-translation for GBA...on my PSP. It's a good light play for me before bed and I should have it finished this week.

On a completely unrelated note, I have a friend who started up a blog and wants publicity. Considering his blog is very much like the rantings of a certain squirrel over at Neurotically Yours I think some of you might find the writing creative and entertaining yet very much offensive. If interested, head on over to "I Can't Believe It's Not A Blog, Except It Is".

Figures:


And now to show what you who have all come from external sites, have come to see. Figure releases have gone haywire since October where there was supposed to be many different releases which got pushed to both November and December. I've now received all but Goth Punk Mikuru (which is now in shipping) and then I'll be waiting for the Nagato's release in January, Shana figma in December, and the KAITO Nendoroid in February. The most unpleasant part of all of this is that the economy has gone to crap since I placed all of these orders and the cost after exchange and shipping to individually ship the Mikuru ended up being $140 CND. Considering it retails for 8,000 JPY and I paid $104 CND for Gothic Lolita Haruhi by the same company, I think $140 was about $20 more than I would have paid if I had the chance to buy it in person.

So today I had some light in my room and I decided to take out the camera and get some shots of my new figures. I haven't yet taken pictures of Miyuki figma (Lucky Star), I'll wait until another day before I do that. I'll show you all the Shana Nendoroid tomorrow because today I'm going all VOCALOID and I'll be showing you both the figma and Nendoids!



Much more after the jump:


It's awesome how they come with a blank face and some stickers. I made a custom Len face.






Len is not happy in his sister's clothes.








And a little preview of tomorrow's gallery:



I need to get all of these shots on my portfolio this weekend as well.


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