Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day Haul: It's a Trap!

Yes! I finally got Admiral Ackbar Mighty Muggs! Now I can make "It's a Trap" picture as much as I want!


I got him from the soon to be closed Ages Three and Up (how unfortunate) at 20% off! I've been dying to get this figure ever since I saw it at Previews. I wasn't expecting to find this figure on Boxing Day since this figure was sold out the first time it was at the store. One of the reasons I'm glad I went out at 5 AM on Boxing Day!!! WTF was I doing at 5 AM in the cold lining up at Best Buy in Metrotown Burnaby anyway??

Oh right, I did have a few things to get. 1 TB hard drive, Bluetooth headset, a couple of movies, No More Heroes for $10(!), and Prince of Persia for PS3 for $30. Good deals, good deals. Even bought a memory card for the new PSP that my brother bought me for Christmas! Wow, thanks brotha! Zankyu very much ^_^

Uh, here's the first of many "It's a Trap!" picture ^^;
Bridget picture from gelbooru.com

Also a new avatar for me blog and DannyChoo.com. Picture was taken by WiseFreeman using his figure that he got from Mr. Choo himself. But I also made it animated for the one at DannyChoo.com. I was somewhat inspired by Konata doing the finger point during the opening of Lucky Star.

And no, this one isn't a trap figure ^^;



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Day at 2-4 AM

Al Azif gazing towards the falling snow in the sky

I took this picture to show some people how the snow looked in Vancouver at this time... but uh I kinda focused on the Al Azif nendoroid instead ^^; I'll try to take a picture of how thick it is when light is out.

I had extra things to do when I dug out my Al Azif. My manga pile was just out of control and somehow the nendoroid box was holding them up. So I had to rearrange some piles. Lots of bending over and straining in the legs especially in the enclosed space. Sigh... I really need to clean up.

I got really dizzy after taking the above picture because either I was crouching too much and stood up too quickly or I was outside the door without extra coat on. I'm not sure which.

4 AM UPDATE: Now with landscape pictures! You can see how thick the snow is from looking at the garbage bins. Ok granted we didn't clean off the last snow pack from it last time, but you can get an idea of how thick it is for the week. Sorry for the awful pictures... I was kinda shivering from the cold ^^;



I also made a wallpaper out of the picture I took of Al... kinda grainy, but I still like it.

1280 x 1024
Let me know if you want one and I'll make it to your resolution



Bonus Picture: Me comfortably warm inside the house with my new Wing Gundam Zero shirt by the Christmas tree ^_^


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mini Chocolate & Custard Pies

Yes, I left that Orange Pocky in the picture on purpose :P

The annual potluck at my workplace always make me want to make something of my own, even though I'm awful at cooking... Well not awful, I just don't know how to. I have to read the recipes or directions all the time.

So this year I tried making mini pudding pies. One was banana cream pie and the other chocolate pudding pie. They're both Jell-O brand pudding, which did not have gelatin or eggs in them since one of my co-workers does not eat either.

I had to start late on Monday night because some family friends were visiting and brought kids with them. The Wii and I were babysitting for a couple of hours. So I didn't get started til 10 pm. Then found out we don't have enough milk to make the puddings! What a day, so I drove to Superstore to get some milk, my fourth time driving by the way.

Unfortunately it was all for naught since I burnt the banana cream one... I've put it on too high and didn't stir it well enough. The pot was almost full so I was worried about spilling it. I tried tasting it after it cooled. It did have the banana taste, but it also has the burnt aftertaste... YUCK!

So my mom volunteered her custard filling as I was making the chocolate pudding. This time it was successful. Once it was cooled I started filling in the tart shells that I bought frozen from Superstore. Oh half the shells were also burnt by the way... Black was the enemy.

Then my mom made the custard filling, which I found out had egg yolk powders in it. I did the filling on the shells again and started to look for containers where I can bring 38 tarts in total. The filling were too squishy so I couldn't stack them. We found 4 separate containers to bring them all thankfully. By this time it was already 2 AM... so I couldn't do anything else... Thankfully Tuesday was also the last day of work for the year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

DannyChoo.com 2009 Calendar

It's the end of the year, and what other ways to celebrate the new year other than breaking out that new calendar! This year's calendar features some of the hottest members of DannyChoo.com has produced including the ever popular mascots Mirai & Haruka Suenaga; Mimi, the idol of Dannychoo.com; the mascot modifier, chun, and many others!

Here you get the first 2 months, and who better than the one who started the Tare Danny revolution other than the shirt creator herself, chun! You can still get the shirt from Zazzle.com.


Our spring girl for March and April is none other than our Miss Spring: mimi-chan!

I can't help but place the Mistress of To Heart, Meimi132 for May and June. You get it? May-mee? Hehehe... I kill me.


And for the summer months of July and August we have the ever present Mirai Suenaga in her newly created SukuMizu, which is very appropriate methinks ^_~


And now we've come to the main event for the ladies... ALL the male members of DannyChoo.com that has shown off their buff physique in the Tare Danny shirts. I thought it was appropriate for October because OktoberFest has a lot of sausages, no? :P

Here we have our brigade leader, Danny Choo, showing off his custom made Tare Danny StormTrooper armor leading the charge in September and October. Clockwise from top right: zyuan, Dejoker, tenrou (Mr. Miku Hatsune), the Laughing Man gordon, FatBastard (aka HotBastard according to Mimi), some strange dude who did his hair in a weird ponytail, and Daemonseed, the 2D Panchira master.

There is also a special edition for the first lucky few who ordered this calendar which includes tenrou-san getting in the groove at his new job in Hawaii, Daemonseed holding the 4-star Dragonball from the ever-so-popular Dragonball: Evolution movie coming in 2009, and a Chika Ogiue to cover up that nasty blemish.

Last but not least is Haruka Suenaga in her newly designed Christmas outfit appropriate for the months of November and December.


Anyways... I guess I was bored enough to create this after tenrou requested so many times everytime a girl posted her Tare Danny shirt picture. But we need more! We can't have a calendar that shows 2 months on one page... We need one that says, "girl of July" or "girl of November"! Don't be shy!

This secret project took me about 5+ hours from conception to end product. I do ask that you don't sell this or tarnish this calendar in any way because we gotta have respect for those who are brave enough to "contribute" to this little project of mine. I'm sure you will without me saying it. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Off with Her Head!


I found the Komikita Komari figure from Kotobukiya! This little cutie from Little Busters was quite cheap actually. She is quite tiny, but I was enthralled by pictures of her sparkly eyed face... Which brings me to the title of this post; I can't take her head off! The only way to replace the face is to take her off the neck, but it's stuck real good in there, and I just can't take it off fearing I might break something. I tried twisting and that's never good either, though it was close to coming off.

This post was supposed to be a review on her, but if I can't even put on the second face then this is not worth a review yet... So I hope there's someone out there who can help me by explaning how to replace her face with the sparkly eyed one. Two panty shots for you in the meantime, and maybe motivate you enough to show me how to take her head off ^^;

And yes, this is my true purpose of buying the mirror base ^_^

Friday, December 5, 2008

N@gi from Peace@Pieces

Alter 1/8 Nagi, God of Death Cloth Version

A good shot of the undercleavage & barely there thong pantsu ^^;

Another one of those figures where I saw someone's picture of this figure on the Anime Figurine Network on Facebook and I want it. At first I thought I could live without it since it's kinda ecchi and hard to find... but then came eBay -_- I swear that place is just a black hole for money in your wallet! For now she is still in her box (with many of my other figures) until I find a place to display my ecchi figures ^^;

I actually had no idea where this character's from, but I checked Wikipedia for Peace@Pieces and found out that it's an eroge... Now it all makes sense why her clothes show her undercleavage, and barely-there-thong pantsu :P

I have no idea what she's riding on either... some kind of fat green hornet thingy? Doesn't look like Seth Rogen to me XD I really have no idea about this series, all I know is that she's sexy and cute and I'm glad I got a Piece of her :D

Oh and I wanted to show off this new mirror base that I just got too ^^ It wasn't for this figure specifically, but the result isn't too bad, eh? It's suppose to rotate, but I don't have the battery, a D battery that is. Who has that kind of batteries lying around??

A good view of her cute thigh high boots and her face at the same time! I love this base!

This is supposed to be sideways, but Blogspot is really messing with the horizontal pictures. Sometimes it's making the vertical pictures into horizontal pictures and apparently horizontal pictures into vertical pictures... Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Star Wars: A Tribute to John Williams

Cute Darth Vader from Gelbooru.com

Finally! A post about Star Wars! Hahaha. When I first moved to Vancouver, it was Star Wars that released my inner fandom. I was a real Star Wars nerd. It all started with my brother's friend suggesting him to get Rebel Assault for PC. I loved that game to death!! This was even before I've even seen the movie. In fact the first time I watched Star Wars was in French XD When I was finally able to watch the original trilogy I fell in love with this new universe and the rest is history...

Anime started showing up in my life again, but I could never forget about Star Wars. I see a lot of Star Wars references everywhere still to this day, even when no one noticed it. I win a lot of Star Wars Trivia Pursuit games too! So if I'm not in anime geek mode, I'd be in Star Wars geek mode ^^;

Anyway... back to the point of this post was to show this awesome video my brother found on Youtube. It's a tribute to John Williams, one of the greatest music composers, in A Capella. The guy sings a summary of Star Wars but using John Williams' music from other movies. My favourite part had to be the Jurassic Park segment, see it for yourself. ENJOY! :D