Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christsmas! | Gone for a while...


It has been a while but, I had to pop online to wish everyone!

It's a bit early but, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Chanukah and New Year!
May you all have a special time with your loved ones, find happiness and fulfill your resolutions for the new year m(_ _)m

Also, for those of us who are in the single boat.. may we find our special someone (b^o^)7

Due to work and other life events, I'll be absent from my blog for a while. I am still working on my mascot and coding.. so, please wait patiently for that and my following posts m(_ _)m

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fate/Stay Night Cleared! | Blog updates progressing


It has been a while since my last post but, to make up for that... I bring you a little run down of my Fate/Stay Night progress!
Spoilers will be avoided as much as possible, so no need to be concerned about that ^__^

Last post, we ended off with at the start of the final path, Heaven's Feel (Sakura's path). As some of you may know already, the anime did not feature a great amount of the Unlimited Blade Work's and Heaven's Feel paths... in fact, slight segments were added but, not enough to consider the actual storyline of those paths.

Heaven's Feel is a long path, fillled with decisions and many twists that unravel. In a sense, it can be related to the unsaid events of UBW and Fate... Similar to UBW, Heaven's Feel contains both a True and Good ending.

[this pic actually appears in UBW... but, its Sakura in Kyudo uniform so yeah.. ^_^]

The sequel to Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Hollow Ataraxia follows a cycle of one and a half years after the Fate/Stay Night timeline. If possible, I'd love to get my hands on this one next.... it would be a good way to practice my Japanese!

The above picture is a good representation of the lighter moments in Fate XD
Taiga dojo is a lot of fun!

As for the blog updates.... I have been sketching my blog mascot!
It's still a surprise for now.. so, please look forward to it m(_ _)m

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Monday, December 15, 2008

Purchase cut down! | Older and Wiser..?


After checking through the (rather long) list of figurines and other merchandise that I compiled, I realised that there were some things I didn't *really* want.
Considering the current economical situation and other life expenditure... it'd be best to change the manner of spending or not spend at all ^^;

Have you come across situations like that? Having to cut down or make compromise?

Aaaand, on a more random life-related note, I celebrated my birthday on Friday and spent it with my Nii-san, um brother, cousins and friends.
It's pretty amazing how you don't really 'feel'older even though you are XD
Well, it was fun so, I thought of sharing that with you ^___^

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fate/Stay Night progress, report #2 | Figurine still late T_T


It's about time for a progress report on Fate/Stay Night! In future, I'd like to do this for all visual novels that I play, perhaps including a Q&A of sorts as well, what do you think, dear readers?

Moving on...
Since the last post, I have cleared the Fate scenario (Saber path).
It was a very interesting scenario which left me pretty emotional ;_;
A must if you're a Saber fan!

After resting and occupying my time with some Unreal 3.. I moved on to the next available path, Unlimited Blade Works scenario (Rin path).
For the most part, this did not include scenes from the anime and if you're very taken by both Archer and Rin, I totally recommend this path!
In fact, I've come to love the main cast (aka, Shirou, Saber, Rin and Archer) even more.

Finally, I have started the final scenario Heaven's Feel (Sakura path).
I've heard many things about this path.. I do hope that it'll present an interesting story and pretty art ^__^
Though, I’ve also heard that this scenario contains the most eroscenes.. a whopping total of 3!
Compared to Fate's 2 and Unlimited Blade Work's 1... that is quite an amount XD

The story for Fate/Stay Night uses existing elements and enhances it to create a very different story.
Type Moon has been in the doujin industry for a while and with Fate/Stay Night has brought a few mature changes that assist their image for the good.
There is still much debate over the eroscenes feeling misplaced but, I guess that may be the case for most eroge.

As for my figurine I ordered some time back, it seem sthat the supplier has not shipped the item as of yet :(
It's vexing but, I guess there's no problem in waiting more after waiting so long already XD

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Japanese Magazines | Site update coming along...


It's been a little while since my previous post... blame that on life and games ^^;
Seems like Unreal 3 and Fate/Stay Night have done a good job to keep me busy, well that's okay XD

There are many Japanese magazine available to cater for all tastes.
Whether you like fashion or plamo, there'll be something available for you.
While they may be hard to get hold of and due to exchange rates, may be pretty expensive... we'd still like to purchase them.

So, which Japanese maazines do you enjoy reading? What makes it worth reading?

The site poll will end today, I am currently working on a theme of sorts. Coding is something that is totally self-taught so.. it may take a little while to work out the finer bits...
Either way, I thank you, my dear readers, for helping me to come to a decision
m(_ _)m

Fate/Stay Night Progress post and Figurine update post to appear next time ^-^
Please look forward to them!

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sold out | Late fandom is bad | Yuki is on her way!


The time it takes to become part of a certain fandom may be one of the ideas that can kill a fandom.
If this does not make sense to you, I shall elaborate.

Being able to enjoy a series (whether its manga, anime, novel, game or visual novel), from the starting point is a valuable experience.
You are able to gain interest at an early stage and this helps you do purchase the merchandise for the show at an early stage.
Not having the opportunity to 'catch-on' to the in jokes, merchandise and product may be a chance for you to not support the idea at all, you've arrived too late, after all.

It is not something people choose to experience and so, we need to ensure that we stop this!
Perhaps not in an extreme manner but, take a look below at the repercussions:
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As you can see ^^; It's almost as if 'long sold out' is poking fun at you... yes, it is ^^;
The image above is a little taste of what I wanted to order but, the items are now... almost impossible to get.
To avoid this happening to my dear readers, I am sharing a slice of wisdom.. even if you knew it already ^___^

On a happier note, my Nagato Yuki Guitar Wizard is on her way! She'll be arriving sometime this month, let's hope that changes to *week* XD
I'm not too sure what to order after this, however, Nendoroid, manga, Gundam model kit and something different wouldn't be a bad idea.

Well, that ends this post
'Til we next meet,

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fate/Stay Night Progress


As I've been playing the Fate/Stay Night visual novel, my progress has brought me some sporadic bits of fan-girlism.
Some of you may know this already but, I consider myself to be a great fan of Tohsaka Rin ^-^
Whether it's her personality, character design or simply the fact that she was my first figurine...
I do my best to support her!
This, however, seems to be drowned out by the many Saber fans that I do know ^^;
I have to like all characters, rather its in my personality to do so...
So, I don't hate Saber, you can be at ease XD

Here is a screencap I've taken of a very cute 'dere' Rin that appears in the Fate path:

Of course, we wouldn't like seeing only the 'dere' side of her... so:

There's also moments like this:

I've been wondering if having Rin as the site mascot would be a good idea...
Will add a poll and see how it goes then, please share your opinions on this matter.

That ends this post,
'Til we next meet