Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's been a while, no? Oh, and so long, Freedom.

Image by Leuco
Well here I am at last. This will be the last post for this blog... for November. Heh. I've been pretty distracted recently, no thanks to a certain Skyrim... after just a few days of non-stop playing I have a level 39 lycanthropic barbarian Kate Moss. The loss, however, was that I've neglected this place, when I could have been doing other things (Like clearing up my backlog of posts, for one).

Meanwhile, I start work tomorrow- another blow to my freedom, but a necessary step, and now all that remains is to see whether I can break free of it without compromising my comfort- by writing a book, or leading a rebellion (Not the Guevaran kind), that sort of thing.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chonmage Purin aka Cross-Temporal Cultural Exchange

Chonmage Purin
Totally unrelated opening statement: Because I am inordinately irritated by bloggers blogging about how to blog, I've decided to blog about how to blog as a blogger blogging a blog. Hmm. I'm sure it'll be a hit, given the inexplicable popularity of the subject that's managed to draw my ire. Look forward to it! Now, on to the movie review:

Despite my oft-declared aversion to so-called 'family films', I found Chonmage Purin (Literally Topknot Pudding) quite enjoyable- and good enough for me to gladly recommend to anyone in search of something to consume 108 minutes of their lives with.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Doraemonized Espada: Conquering Soul Society with International Childhood Affection

An alternative take on the Espada from Kubo Taito's Bleach. Why? Blame boredom and free time. Which leads to which? Does it really matter? Either way, this is the final product. Could have been better, but what the heck. I got bored while doing it, but stubborn determination to complete what I started helped somewhat. Here's the (slightly edited and jumbled around for increased length, ok, completely rewritten) description from Deviantart:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006 aka My Pet will always be Bigger than Yours

Wardrobe malfunction, in the truest sense of the phrase.
This movie is the film adaptation of one of the Doraemon 'long stories'- apparently they come out with one every year or so, and remake older ones during, ah, dry seasons- this one is a remake of the first ever Doraemon film. Expect nothing new if you've read the book it's based on- I have, and found myself making comparisons between the art used in the book and the anime series, while not bothering too much about the story.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Happiest Moment

c/f depressing photography (for war-zone reporters, etc)
Disclaimer: This post is for a contest. However that shouldn't scare you away as thanks to the terms of the contest, I won't have to wax lyrical about a product that I've never had the chance to use (one reason for entering it). Anyway, the theme of the contest is to post a picture with an accompanying Massive Wall of Text- I mean, story/description. Click this if you'd like to be my competition. Oh, and the post has to be titled 'My Happiest Moment'- too simple for my liking, but what can I do. Without further ado...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Marida likes it Red: SD Kshatriya

What she looks like under the helmet.
I got bored a few months ago and decided to splurge on something which wouldn't break the bank- the result being the SD Kshatriya, even though I already have the HGUC 1/144 version, and wasn't really all that interested in the kit (simply thinking 'oh doesn't it look cute' does not equal to unfeigned interest). I got it mainly because it was (well, seemed) ridiculously cheap for a gunpla kit, plus it came with a little extra mech... (insert several pages of justifications)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Philippines 2011: I can never remember where to put the Ls and the Ps...

Before jetting off to the Philippines, we had to waste some time in Singapore, no thanks to having to transfer to another flight- this was all planned, by the way. Oh, and if you've noticed by now, I said 'we'- I wasn't traveling alone, but with various bits of the extended family, and I'm not going to bother elaborating on that.

Instead, you can content yourselves with knowing that I had a little trouble crossing the border in Singapore- no thanks to having 'lost' my passport there a few months back. I'd made a police report then, and was allowed to leave the country. Once back home I made another police report to the effect that I'd lost- and a week or so later- reunited with the blasted thing. Anyway. They wouldn't let me enter Singapore without some fuss. Technically this was breaking the rules and I was entering the country as an illegal- but it worked out alright in the end.