Archive for the ‘Cosplay’ Category

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SOME AMAZING COSPLAYERS

May 27, 2008

I was at the MCM Expo this weekend and I have to say these two girls were the first two cosplayers I saw that weekend and I went “WOW” at. There were many more that I did that too over ther weekend but these girls did look amazing.

Well done!

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COSPLAY COSPLAY COSPLAY

May 26, 2008

Ok, so I’ve been getting a lot of stick for the Article I wrote a while back on how some people just shouldn’t cosplay. I stand by what I said, I still think if you are gonna Cosplay you should do something that suits you and not just do something easy for the sake of it. I also stand by the fact fat girls in Lycra is just wrong however you look at it. But I think I shall go into my points a bit more, because I do not hate fat people which is what some of you seem to think.

Since I wrote that post I have been to several Anime coventions and witnessed some AMAZING cosplays and some AWFUL Cosplays. I think that it’s just hit and miss with Cosplay. There is more to it than saying “Oh Man Rikku is so hot. I’ll be here and everyone will think I am hot”. I think a lot of Cosplayers are very unimaginative to be honest, it’s all Bleach/Naruto/FinalFantasy and it gets boring. I’m not saying these people don’t do a good job in their Cosplays, because they do, but I wish people took more risks. There was a group of people I know who were different Digimon at the MCM Expo this year, that was interesting and attention grabbing. One of my friends was Gloomy Bear and he looked amazing. I would actually like to see more Sailor Senshi aswell, but they are all outnumbered by people being Bleach Characters or Narutards. It makes me think Cosplaying to some people is about being recognised and seeing how many photographs will be taken of them. I mean a Bleach character is going to get more photos than a character from say Lovely Complex or Somedays Dreamers but it shouldn’t be down to how many photos you get it should be down to being a character you love no matter how well known it is.

This is an amazing Cosplay. It’s amazing how creative some people can be with such over-cosplayer Characters such as the ones in Death Note (: Now if only everyone could be this clever. Having said that if we didn’t have the world of lame Cosplayers we wouldn’t appreciate the amazing Cosplayers so much. I have discovered that Cosplaying is a crazy and weird world full of elitism and wonderfully creative people. It is also full of semi-naked obese women painted blue in thongs. Which terrifys me.

I have a lot of respect for people who Cosplay well (: I hope that next time I cosplay I’ll be awesome aswell!

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In An Attempt to Post one Thing A Day

January 27, 2008

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THIS IS NOT HOW TO BE MEROKO

November 12, 2007

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Is that a guy or a girl?

Seriously I have no idea xD

Someone enlighten me.

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Go Zombie Dancers Go!

October 29, 2007

I’m sure this is old news to some of you but I only discovered the Zombie Dancers a few days ago so it will be NEW NEWS to some people so lay off (: I love the Zombie Dancers. I have seen enough Hare Hare Yukais and Lucky Star dances now and they all seem to be the same. So it was nice to see people doing the dance but messing around too, or even when they were doing it properly adding their own style to it. So Props go out to the Zombie dancers. May you dance many more Anime Dances.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Lucky Star

Hare Hare Yukai

Am I the only one that thinks the Hare Hare Yukai is ENHANCED by the Thrusting? xD

Enjoy!

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The start of something beautiful

October 11, 2007

I’m sorry, so so so very sorry. I haven’t blogged in ages (the vast majority probably didn’t even notice, in which case I’m not sorry at all). It took me ages to think about what I should blog about, thought long and hard, even bopped myself on the head to get me to think properly. Then it occurred to me that I’m now out of practice with writing because I’ve been so busy with uni stuff. Interesting uni stuff may I add. I recently co-founded a anime society. You would think that would be the first thing I would to think to write about, buuuuuttttt no. It took a good half an hr, several bops to the head, 4 phone calls to distract myself and a cup of tea to finally tap into the genius-ness I posses. I could write about that!!! *light bulb flickers on ouran style*

I am now the treasurer of an anime society at uni! Now to protect privacy I will not be referring to people by their real names. For example, liam; our sectary, will now be referred to as Mr X. The first thing that strikes me, running an anime society is how knackering it is, running around, trying to get things sorted on time. The second thing is, how nothing brings out the geek in people more than the prospect of joining an anime society. There I was, behind my desk at freshers fair and suddenly I was hit by screams from both fangirls and fanboyd alike. I found it so odd that the majority of people signing up for our club was totally normal looking people! Sorry if that offends people, but lets face it there is a anime fan stereotype. Usually they are wearing an item of clothing signifying their love for all things anime/sci-fi or they are skulking somewhere in the back puffing on their inhaler as being out in the daylight has brought on a bad reaction. None of that, nice normal people with no allergies to groups of people or daylight. From my little view behind my desk I chatted to many students that were so happy to found a home at this new and scary place called university. One was so happy he came back several times armed with anime and glomped all the committee members for making his year.

Even our first meeting was a success. Many people turned up and all were eager to get chatting about anime and make friends. We had a quiz then went to the pub. I even heard that a few got rather quite drunk after I had left, even Mr X (see I didn’t mention Liam’s name at all!). All in all a 100% success. My only regret is that I won’t be round to see these wide eyed fans to go through uni making friends as its my last year *sob*. At least I can now say I made my mark at uni. I can’t wait till our next meeting……. Its a beautiful thing.

Oh by the way lookit lookit, its me in cosplay as nanao form Bleach!Finally a cosplay I can be proud of lol.

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Moments like these, I’ll treasure forever!

August 31, 2007

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I don’t know about anyone else but for me, theres nothing like watching your favorite anime on a big TV screen with clear picture and perfect sound. To be fair I’m no spring chicken (I’m 20, *sob* so old!) and I even remember the days of watching anime on VHS thats been taped off late night cable tele from the 80’s. I do lurrvv the internet, I practically live on it, but it just doesn’t compare to watching it on your television.

Today I could finally afford to buy Ghost in the Shell; Stand Alone complex Solid State Society (limited edition, shiny tin, oh yeah!). I sat down and watched it, in my living room on a big(-ish) TV. I forgot how much I love doing this!!! I can’t do things by halves, I NEED perfect picture and sound quality, I NEED to be able watch without ‘buffing’, ‘low-res’ and the sound going out of sync. Most of all I love looking at all my DVDs that I have brought sitting on my shelf, staring out to the world with pride! I forced my self to wait for the DVD release just so I could enjoy the film in all its glory. It was so worth the wait, I sat in the dark with a big grin on my face. Thankfully my house mates weren’t in otherwise I would have seriously creeped them out lol.

The rest of the world had already seen it on the net, but I know it just wouldn’t have been the same if I had done. I feel so happy when I have just finished watching anime in its ‘purist’ form. Its not often I can afford dvds, being the poor student that I am, so its a huge treat for me. I know I’m rambling, but I’m still coming down from my euphoria :-D.
Now for the review bit….

Many mags have covered this dvd, but I’m going to review it anyway, so there! 2 years after Motoko Kusanagi has left Section 9 and despaired into the vast and infinite net. A series of suspicious suicides draws the attention of section 9, a new super hacker emerges; ‘The Puppeteer’. Togusa, Batou and Co, must discover who is behind all this, no one is above suspicion, including The Major.

To start off, the box is beautiful, all sliver and tin like, its just lovely! Now the anime quality is top notch, still in the same style of the TV series but the bar has been pushed slightly with drops of CG. Its no Ghost in the Shell 2; Innocence, but it doesn’t need to be if your a fan of the series. Unlike the name suggests, its not a stand alone film, you do need to watch 2nd Gig to understand whats going on. Do not start out with this if your new to the franchise, you will be left feeling like the only person not dressed up at a cosplay picnic. If your already a seasoned fan, you’ll feel like your part of the cool group at school cos u get all the nods to previous films and TV plot lines. Its a great story, kept me on edge (I bit my nails!!) and I felt rewarded and ready for 3rd Gig at the end of it all.

I would have liked to have seen more of the Tachikoma’s and the strong emotion that was created at the end of each of the series but then again, we can’t have everything. One thing that I really did love about this was the music, wonderful mixture of Italian singing that we are used to along with a few cool new techno tunes. I’m crawling the net as we speak for the OST.

So there it is on my shelf in chronological order, shining in the light. I’m so proud of my new ‘baby’.

P.s yes its friday night and yes I’m cooing over my dvds instead of going out with mates. Am I a sad git? Yes……..