Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Doll Meet 2012

Better late than never... Here is the Christmas Doll Meet from December 15, 2012. I was under a lot of anxiety before and a little after this meet, so I didn't post this until now. I'm much better now, so I thought I should post before the year ends and the New Year's begin ^^;

I won't be writing much between photos and let you just enjoy them. I also posted these photos and more on my flickr.

Monday, November 5, 2012

MEIKO's Birthday Celebration 2012

Happy 8th birthday MEIKO! This is also my MEIKO Dollfie Dream's first birthday. I officially announced her this time last year ^_^ For her present, I commissioned a dress based on the Nostalogic video with Yumiko as Real Meiko!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Doll Meet 2012

Halloween is upon us! At least the doll meet was XD It's becoming an annual Halloween meet now where a lot of Vancouverites gather and get our dolls to dress up! There are over 50 photos, so I'm going to stay mostly quiet and just post them ^^;

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Fourth Blogday

Konyanyashiwa! Welcome to Nekomimi Tuesday! Err... Oh wait, this is my blog. The Necomimi Maridah above threw me off for a sec... Ahem, anyway, as the title above, this is my fourth blogday. Meaning it's been four years since I started this blog. Usually I try to prepare something special on this day, but time has been lacking lately. So I decided to do a quick project that I asked Chun about way back in the end of May of this year ^^; The fanart above is Chun's Real-Life Nekomimi Saber after hearing about Maridah wanting a Necomimi. I commented that Chun should make a movable one like in Maridah's Necomimi video, but no such luck... So I figured I'll make one. Since I'm no artist, I can only work with what's there, so that's all I can do above. I had more fun animating the ahoge than the nekomimi XD

Monday, September 24, 2012

Resin Peace

Two resin girls came before my Azone Saber arrived, but I never had the chance to introduce them to people properly. You've seen Rei before in a previous post, but I only took photos of her in nature and didn't provide much details. The one on the right is Ier from Souldoll... And I just realized her name is just Rei backwards... How coincidentally funny.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saber the AmAzone 50

The return of the AmAzone Saber! This time she's multiplied her scale and became a 50 cm! Before I only had the original Saber in Azone 1/6 form and then a Saber Nero in DD form...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

First 2 Madoka Magica Movies in US Theatres

Ever since I had the privilege of interviewing Urobuchi Gen, I've been receiving press releases from the Marketing Specialist at Aniplex. Most emails I've received have been announcements of Blu-Ray, DVDs or CDs. This one though, was a very different email that immediately caught my attention. The first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies will be shown in select US theatres come October 19th!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Loot from Anime Revolution and Cos & Effect

Not a big loot, but still a loot nonetheless. Having a lot on order, I figured I should hold back on buying stuff at conventions. Not a lot of merchandise, but I did grab a few fanart, and a few new friends ^_^

Pardon some of the photo sizes... I didn't realize I changed the resolution size of my camera XD

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Anime Revolution 2012 Swimsuit Competition

Anime Revolution's Swimsuit Contest was one of the highlights of the conventions for the 18+ crowd. It was quite the no-holds-barred event on Friday night. Lots of innuendos and sexiness! Might be a bit ecchi since this was an 18+ event!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anime Revolution 2012 Cosplay

Anime Revolution Cosplay post starts now! There are a grand total of 51 photos here, so keep calm and don't lose your head!

Cosplayers who'd like to get an unedited copy of their photo or any other requests, you can just email me and I'll reply as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Anime Revolution 2012

Anime Revolution is a 3-day anime convention taking place in the Vancouver Convention Centre from August 17th to 19th. This is the first year for Anime Revolution. It features guests such as the English voice cast of Sailor Moon and Nakata Jouji.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tea, Park and Rei

On Tanabata, July 7th to be precise, my friends and I decided to go out for tea. It was a nice summer day in Vancouver. A good day to go out especially since it had been cold and raining the week before.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Misaka Mori

The head of the Misaka Mori greets you with this post... The Misaka Mori trading figures aren't new, but it's only recently I've gotten a little fun with them, so I thought I'd give this series another spotlight.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MEIKO Dollfie Dream Upgrade

Yikes! This is just the first post I've done in June O_O I need to focus! Also, I haven't taken a lot of photos of MEIKO or any of my girls lately aside from Doll Meet photos... So here is a newly upgraded MEIKO complete with spats (sport shorts)! In this picture it seems like she's saying, "what are you trying to do? You can see up my skirt with these shorts!"

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dolls and Beaches

It suddenly became very sunny in Vancouver in the beginning of May, so the group decided to have a meet on the beach on May 12th. Thankfully Flamebyrd brought an umbrella because dolls don't like the sun much ^^;

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taiga Hunting Sakura and Other Spring Days

It's been a busy spring. Taiga were sad I wasn't able to post the photos I took of her last month... It was quite a rainy April, so it was hard to take spring photos outside. This is one of those rare days where it didn't rain. Figured I'd take a walk around the neighbourhood.

Since I'm also behind on posting other photos, I thought I'd put them all together here ^^; And also on Flickr!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saber's Fake Birthday and the Reality Marble Cake

It's Saber's birthday once again and looks like they're having a party by eating a "reality" marble cake XD

Edit: Sadly, I found out that this birth date is made up T-T ...I apologize if I somehow caused an argument regarding her real birthday. Her birthdate is not mentioned anywhere in Type Moon's work unfortunately. Oh well, let's just have fun with it regardless :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Doll Meet 2012

Right after the second day of Fan Expo I made my way to the spring doll meet that already started, though there were still a few people that arrived later than me ^^; I brought along MEIKO, Helen and my newly purchased alpaca plush from Fan Expo. Quite a popular animal during the meet XD

Monday, April 23, 2012

First Fan Expo in Vancouver

Fan Expo has arrived in Vancouver! Though it is now come and gone when this is posted ^^; Fan Expo have always been one of the biggest combined geekery convention in Canada, but usually only in Toronto. This year it came to Vancouver. I'm hoping the title of my post become "The First Annual Fan Expo in Vancouver", but judging from how successful the turnout was it won't be a surprise if it doesn't happen again next year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sakura Con 2012 Acquisitions

What's a convention without getting some stuff to buy to bring home, right? The strangest part about this loot is the fact that I didn't buy any shirts! This doesn't happen very often! I usually get at least one shirt from a convention... But maybe I just remember that I have too many already as it is... Oh also, that Durarara manga is a freebie and I forgot to take more photos of it. So this is the only time you'll see it :P Ah and pardon the quality of some of the photos. When I took the photos I thought they looked good enough on the display, little did I know I didn't have enough lighting for some ^^;

Friday, April 13, 2012

Obitsu at Sakura Con 2012

When the president of your favourite doll company is invited to Sakura Con as a special guest, you tend to want to go... So I did. He is Obitsu Saburo, the President of Obitsu Company, a company that is 100% made in Japan! All the design and manufacturing are made in eastern Tokyo in Japan.

Sakura Con 2012 Coverage

It was quite an amazing weekend at Sakura Con despite the rough early mornings I had to go through to get there and back. This time around, it was a different experience. I had a press badge which was quite handy for some events and had some privileges attached to it, but there was also a responsibility of reporting the events and quickly rolling out articles such as the interview with Urobuchi Gen et al.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

An Interview with Urobuchi Gen, Ota Katsushi and Iwakami Atsushiro

©Nitroplus / TYPE-MOON, ufotable, FZPC
I'm very happy to present to you an interview with the great Urobuchi Gen (writer of Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Ota Katsushi (Vice President of Sekaisha, Publisher of Fate/Zero novels), and Iwakami Atsushiro (Producer for Aniplex)! This interview has been brought to us to Sakura Con by Aniplex USA.

Despite the late notice and late start of the press conference, the other press members and I were able to get quite a lot of information directly from the source. We took turns with the eight members of the press that were there, asking questions to all three or sometimes only to Urobuchi. Those present were from SUTORAIKU Anime, Radiant Dreamer, Japan-A-Radio, The-O Network Online, and Sankaku Complex. Questions and answers were translated by Karahashi Takayuki.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sakura Con 2012 Cosplay

Jump for joy because tis the first post of my Sakura Con 2012 trip! :D I always like to do the cosplay photos first because there are just so many of them! Plus it's easy to post. I should've taken some more days off from work so I can actually do these posts ^^; ANYWAY... Let's get this show on the road! First of all the photo above is another photographer requesting this Ranka to do a jump. I was able to steal a photo as she was jumping ^^

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dual Saber Wielding

At last the two Sabers are here!! Alter! Extra! Finally together at my home ^o^ Such a long wait for them but finally this post will be nothing but black and red!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Birthday of Ayanami 2012

Once again it's March 30th, Ayanami Rei's birthday. Which is also Hayashibara Megumi's birthday, who voices Rei. To celebrate I've finally opened up a few of my Ayanami Rei figures. Unfortunately no Ayanami Rei Shrine update this year since there are really not much room left in there ^^;

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Camera and Sakura Con Trip

I've been meaning to get a new camera for a while. I wasn't really looking for a DSLR, but the opportunity came up to get one. Of course, the reason I'm getting one is because I am going to Sakura-Con 2012 in Seattle in a week's time (April 6-8, 2012).

Friday, March 23, 2012

St. Patty's and Patty's Meet

It's two. Two. TWO MEETS IN ONE! Yes, we had two doll meets within days of each other. Well to be fair they were two small meets so they were much more manageable :) The first one occurred on St. Patrick's Day on Saturday. We expected almost 20 people... Then realized that most of the attendees on the Facebook page were dolls ^^;;; Anyhoo! We still had lots of fun!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ending the Chase Early

This chase has gone long enough! Not really... I've delayed it too long that I'm going to end this arc where Saber Lily is chasing Mikuru for putting her in Haruhi/harm's way early. I had a lot more ideas with motorcycles and skateboards, but I can't find them anyway, so whatever! I'll just get to the point earlier and not delay this development any further. So no more talking... Here are a couple of new 4komas!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fate/Zero Box Set

My original title for this post was "Fate/Zero Box Set Leaves Me Zero in My Wallet" but I found it too long... This is my way of supporting the industry by buying this overpriced Fate/Zero set. Sadly I'm thinking I'll be encouraging Aniplex to charge this same price because someone like me will buy one set -_- Well... I was giving this a try and taking a chance to see if it's worth my money. It helped that my Canadian anime supplier had it at the same price as RightStuf but I didn't have to worry about shipping or Customs charging me tax. So let's see what's inside!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Early March Doll Meet

Okay, so one more doll meet photos I'll post before I get around to my figma comic! This one happened just a few hours ago before I posted it! Which is a rare occasion, since I usually wait til weeks before I post them recently XD

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bird Watching

On a rare sunny day in Vancouver in February, a few of us decided to take a nice walk in Tsawwassen. Yes, that's an actual name of a city south of Vancouver. Very close to the US border. It was intended to be owl-watching walk, but we didn't find any. We saw many other birds though. Also, it didn't stay sunny for long because fog descended very low in the area.

2012 Backlog: January Doll Meet

Not even the end of the year and I'm already backlogged... Laziness and sickness got the best of me... Anyway, there were 2 meets in January. The first one took place on January 14th in Richmond.

Kotatsu 2012

Kotatsu is a mini convention that started by the same group that made the Cos & Effect event last year at UBC. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling very well, so I barely took any photos. Fortunately, however, I met with a couple of new anibloggers in Vancouver and older ones as well. I was finally able to meet with the head of SUTORAIKUanime, Akinari-kun and staff writer SabishiiMiruku. Along with them I also met with RadiantDreamer and Kaionlriu.

The "fortunately" part is at that they took some photos, so head on over to see the Kotatsu post over there at Sutoraiku ;)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Helen White's Snow Leap Day

Yes, this day only comes every four years, the snow leap day... Ok, maybe just the leap day... I was surprised this morning to see snow on the ground when I woke up. It's three weeks away from the first day of spring already... It's not thick snow and very wet and slushy, so it wasn't that bad to drive in. But at least I got to have my snow photos with Helen :D

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cecily: Fear of Darkness

Suddenly, Cecily appears. This is Azone's Black Raven series' Cecily with a "Fear of Darkness" subtitle. Somehow she caught my eye when she was available for preorder. I'm also thinking that the 50cm line has been a good seller lately, so I acted rather quickly to get her. So, I guess this would be my "box opening" post... Includes some nude doll photos, so might be NSFW? Especially since it's me posting, after all ^^;

Friday, February 10, 2012

Japanese Snacks and a Very Special Chocolate

Yowza! Another post that's behind. Some of these snacks came late last year. I've been wanting to post about this, but couldn't find the time... Stupid SWTOR... Anyway... Here are some snacks from Japan. One is from SUTORAIKU Anime and JList, and the other two is from Chun.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2011 Backlog Part 3: Mostly Dolls

And finally... The last part of my backlog. It ranged from mid-September to early December. Many events that I failed to post right after they happened, but usually it's because I go home late, tired and then the next day my work week starts again... ANYHOO... Now that I have a bit of time, here are the last of my 2011 backlog!

2011 Backlog Part 2: Point Roberts

I quite a bit of photos from Point Roberts that it warranted to have its own post, though backlogged that it is... So I bought these new shoes from eBay and to save some shipping, I sent it to a package receiving service in Point Roberts. It's the first time I'm using this service. It's also the first time I went without my family, though I wasn't by myself for this short trip. There are four points of interest in Point Roberts that had some views and good photo opportunities. So we took'em! Even though I only brought two Pureneemos, I sure took a lot of shots with them, lol. This trip took place on November 10th... The day before Skyrim came out ^^;;;

Monday, January 30, 2012

2011 Backlog Part 1: Dolls and Food

Happy New Year! ...Oh, it's way past that... Err... Happy Lunar New Year? Also a week late... Sigh... It's been so long since I posted anything here. I blame Star Wars: The Old Republic. So my first post of the year is backlog from last year, lol. I've been meaning to post these for a long time, but when you work night shift, you tend to get lazy on some days. I'll try to post as much as possible in between playing SWTOR and other social things ^^; Funny enough when I quit WoW I started blogging... So I sense a trend here XD

Anyway... These photos went all the way back to mid-September until mid-October 2011... Yes, that means I have a lot more after this ^^;;;;; Oh and also a lot of food pictures too for some reason XD