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  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msf7SuBrx0Y
  • Playing: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
I feel alien to dA. I hardly drop by here and now I find this place confusing to navigate. XD;
Sorry about the lack of submissions, I will continue to submit art here, but not as frequently as I use to (then again, you guys have already noticed that). A lot of it will be posted on my tumblr, and lot of it will be JOJO related, but I will post the "prettier" stuff here. So yep, not completely abandoning the account.
Also, I've taken up Monster Hunting on the 3DS. Can't wait for 4 next year! :excited:
  • Mood: Amused
Been playing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle for a few weeks now and these themes have been pretty much my faves.

Lonely Youth (Ceasar Zeppeli's Theme)

Golden Spirit (Higashikata Josuke's Theme)


Kiss of Love and Revenge (Hermes Costello's Theme)


Others: Gold Experience (Giorno Giovanna's Theme), Yoshikage Kira Just Wants a Quiet Life (Kira Yoshikage's Theme) & MEGYAN (Hol Horse's Theme)
  • Mood: Stunned
PV5 for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - All Star Battle game was broadcast outdoors in Tokyo and Osaka yesterday. So much screaming fangirls and guys. Gotta love live hype. :XD:

You can tell which of these characters and parts are popular with the crowd. :D
Kakyoin @ 7:10~!:music: Someone was going nuts with the screaming there! Continuing into Polnareff.


:flagus::flaguk: Plenty of 2013 USxUK Calendars left over! And now for half the price!
Visit here for more info: usxukcalendar.livejournal.com/…

Additional news: I am ceasing USUK pchat for now as life is becoming more busy. Also, gotten into JoJo's Bizarre Adventure so USUK fan art will slow to a crawl. ^^;


:flagus::flaguk: 2013 USxUK Calendar up for preorder~
HURRY! Pre-orders end by Thursday, November 8th!

If you want to make a pre-order or have any questions, please go here: usxuk.livejournal.com/2447765.…
  • Mood: Happy
  • Eating: Tea
Thank you all for the Birthday greetings. ;w;

Also, I uploaded the Britannia Angel comic to dA. Some of you may have already seen it on tumblr and LiveJournal.
For anyone who hasn't seen it, click here to view: maiyeng.deviantart.com/gallery…
USxUK 2012 Calendar Reprint!
A second chance to purchase the USxUK 2012 calendar if you missed out the first time!
Click here for more info! usxuk.livejournal.com/2073907.…




:flagus::flaguk: 2012 USxUK Calendar up for preorder~
HURRY! Pre-orders end by Wednesday, November 30th!
Made the main December/Xmas pic for the calendar~
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Drinking: Tea
:flagus::flaguk: 2011 USxUK Calendar up for preorder~
HURRY! Pre-orders end by Sunday!!
Made the October/Halloween pic for the calendar. =w=b

:rose: Black Jack Webdoujin Anthology site is now open!
  • Mood: Tired
It's been a while since I last posted an entry here.

This is sorta of a cross-post from my LJ. Also, this is coming from someone who hasn't read the Scott Pilgrim comics yet, but only played the PSN video game.
I've watched Scott Pilgrim vs The World and I loved it!!♥♥♥ *___*
The style, music and energy of this film was great! All the references and sound effects to old skool video games used throughout the film had me in glee! (Zelda, Mario, Street Fighter, and Sonic are the ones I identified. And correct me if I'm wrong, but did they make a NES Duck Tales reference?) Heck, Scott even wore an Astro Boy t-shirt! And I love the humor! XD From the moment that Matthew Patel enters the scene, the film got crazy and exuberant, and a lot of things didn't make a lot of sense from there on, but the film just embraced the craziness.
The cast of characters where also brilliant! Those who stood out to me and I became fond of was Knives Chau, Scott's young high school girlfriend whose character I normally would have found annoying, but she actually came across rather endearing thanks to the actress who played her, and Wallace Wells, Scott's suave, laidback and level-headed gay roommate.
My gripe with the movie is that we don't get to know all too much Katayanagi Twins, how did Ramona met and split up with them (They didn't speak at all!). Perhaps, provide more build up for Gideon, and have slightly more insight on Scott's past relationship with Envy. My other compliant would have to do with all the craziness; how does Scott know how to fight and why no one seems to have a scratch on them after getting pummelled so much? But then again, I had to chalk this up to the video game aspect of this movie's theme, so perhaps my complaint here is invalid.
But other than that, it was a very enjoyable film.
Most definitely recommend people to watch this film, especially to fellow old skool gamers! d*^o^*b

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Okay. I'm worried. I haven't received any submissions at all for my online Black Jack anthology project: www.maiyeng.co.uk/bjdoujinshi/
And there's only 2 more months until the deadline. @@
I guess I should have started this project sooner when the anime was still be subbed cause I have noticed that slight fall in interest and inactivity with Black Jack around some communities.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Drinking: Water
I'm heading to the London Expo next week Sunday, so anyone else going would be aware that I'll be there and seamlessly blending into the crowd. Really, I'm not exactly a crowd person so I probably won't stick around for too long. ._.; Not exactly sure what to wear if anyone wants to look for me. A Black Jack shirt perhaps?

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Lately, I've been swept up by Hetalia mania. Can't wait to see the film! It was far too easy for me to latch onto England, and I enjoy the banter he has with America and France. (At first I thought fans were just labeling England as a tusndere. Apparently, the mangaka labeled him this too. XD; )
Yes, I do like USxUK. *Sigh* Why is it too easy? It usually takes me time to get into a couple... This can't be a good sign, is it?

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B'z news! I'm so behind with B'z! I finally got round to listening to their latest album, "MAGIC", which came out late last year. And I have to admit, it's not so bad, but not great.
Here are my fave songs:

► "Long time no see" - Like this one a lot! :heart: Listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-UmQH…
► "Yume no Naka de Aimasho" (See you in my dreams) - Really really like how it starts but not so keen on how it ends. ^^; Listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCGulN…

Yes, only two songs from the album. The other songs aren't bad, but they're not unique enough or memorable, imo, which is quite worrisome. =(

There are also a couple of B'z singles which I caught up with but weren't too keen on them either (though the ballad version of "Ichibu to Zenbu" is very nice. The song has very sweet lyrics).
I dunno, it seems like they have been stuck in this particular style of music for a good number of years. Their solo works are great, but when working together, the music they produce seem to have this same sound to them in the last few or so albums... I wonder why? Is it because of age? That they aren't push as much as they use to? Or has the current music scene jaded them to what sounds good? Perhaps all 3?
It seems Tak and Koshi are going solo again and I think it's a good thing as they may benefit from working individually or with others just to gain some additional flavors to their current musical repertoire. Koshi's new single is coming out next month and from what I've heard from the short demo, it sounds pretty good! I look forward it! *Also prays that Tak really does an international tour*

I still very much favor the band and their music, but their current offerings are becoming a tad recycled and slightly unappealing. I dread the day when I listen to a B'z album and not like a single song. ;_;

On a brighter note, Koshi is still looking good for 45. www.cdjapan.co.jp/pictures/l/1…^o^* <---(Shameless)
And I actually like "Sahara" featuring Koshi Inaba from Slash's solo album, "SLASH".
Listen here: (Japanese version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS8QXv…
Listen here: (English version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcRklW…

Personally I prefer the Japanese version of Sahara as Koshi sounds slightly more aggressive. But the words in the English version, "I wanted to tie you down and make you miiiine" keeps standing out to me every time I listen to it. *^q^* <---(shamelessx2)

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Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Rock day contest is a week from now! rockholmes-club.deviantart.com…
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Sahara - Slash feat. Koshi Inaba
  • Drinking: Tea
A reminder on Black Jack Webdoujin Anthology project. Just hope no one has forgotten about it since I haven't had any submissions from anyone in the last couple of months and I'm feeling a little nervous that perhaps I launched this project a little too late. O_O;
Read previous entry on this: maiyeng.deviantart.com/journal…

Also, I'm having a Rock Day contest over at the Rock Holmes Club for anyone interested in winning a 1 year dA subscription or Metropolis merch. Contest deadline is by the very end of this month! ^^ Please read here for contest details and rules: rockholmes-club.deviantart.com…

Thanks for reading!

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Tagged by :iconmoaniez: (I pretty much did something similar a couple of entries back, but oh well. ^^)

These are the rules!
1.) Write 10 things about yourself.
2.) When your done, choose 10 other victims' icons and post it in your journal!
3.) Go to your victims page and leave a message saying you tagged them! I'm not gonna do this.
4.) There are no tag backs folks!


10 things about myself:

1. Good with one-on-one conversations, but in a group I tend to clam up. ^^;

2. Had the cough coughs for a month now. X_x

3. Finally have a tablet! But for some reason, still love drawing line art on paper.

4. STEPHEN! (Cookie to anyone who comes back with the correct reply!)

5. I admit to not liking a large majority of AMVs (Note: Not all, just a lot). There's only been... 2 that I liked. 1 sparked my interest so much that I went and brought the DVD boxset.

6. After much resisting, I finally gave in and watched Hetalia yesterday.

7. I'm a spoonyone fan.

8. Not so fond of taking the bus, I'd rather walk or take the train.

9. I like curry, but can only take it if it's mild.

10. I still get excited whenever I see the numbers 178. XD;

Victims (You may choose to do this if you wish!)
:iconwindyhurrice: :icontomatogal: :iconsailorkittystar: :iconjezmm: :iconingthingthings: :iconhwshipper: :iconfauna93: :icondia-aren-marie: :icondaevakun: :iconblindbanditofthesand:
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Adam Buxton's Big Mixtape via BBC iPlayer
  • Drinking: Tea
Hello! How is everyone? ^^
First of all, Happy New Year! Already 2010!
I've been mostly working and gluing myself to livejournal, so again, sorry for the lack of artwork. ^^;

Anyway, on with the meme!

Tagged by :icondia-aren-marie:

    1. Post these rules.
    2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
    3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
    4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
    5. No tag-backs.

1. Really dislike Caramelldansen. Cannot stand it.

2. Never played an FPS. ^^;

3. Have a fondness for old Sega games and consoles.

4. I have come to like Makube Rokuro more over Black Jack. O.O

5. Slowly becoming a fujoshi. :blush: But at the same time I don't go over the top. Well, not yet.

6. I don't keep up with a lot of current trends/anime/movies/etc. I tend to run backwards. XD; I love some underdog/cult classic stuff. =3

7. I like to listen to Aadm & Joe (& so forth) :music:
Here's a fun extract from their BBC6 radio show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=up5iyw…

8. I'm not good with crowds. o_o;

9. Love ice cream mochi. =9~

10. Currently working on a Black Jack related project. I shall let you Black Jack fan artists know more when it comes closer to the time. ^^



I tag...
:iconblindbanditofthesand: :iconcalysar: :icondazya: :icondayu: :icondaevakun:
:iconhinan0: :iconhwshipper: :iconsailorkittystar: :icontomatogal: :iconwindyhurrice:
  • Mood: Tired
  • Drinking: Ribena with a wedge of lemon
As you can tell, I hardly update my DA journal as much anymore. Hometown is completely gone and so is all the B'z scans. T_T Sorry to all those who just stumbled across my page expecting scans...

So what have I been up to?
Well, working mostly, made some lovely new friends, had a couple of reunions, gone to a few events (Video Games Live and Play.com), been posting a little more on my LJ, brought a wii and have been playing a few games on that. It's also been a very family orientated year this year.
I setup a Rock Holmes club~ :iconrockholmes:. You can go check it out for fan art, scans and such (Currently have some Black Jack scans, screenshots and wallpapers up there). =3

Art wise, I have been drawing, but most of it isn't exactly worthy to be posted up here as they are largely of sketches. ^^;

Christmas for me was pretty eventful, all I can say is that it is a pretty unusual Christmas. ^^; Think drama.

Anyway, that's all I feel like saying for now. Expect more of my infrequent visits and updates on DA. XD; Hope you all had a good Christmas and wish you all a good start to the New Year!:party:


Clubs
:icontezuka-club: :iconrockholmes:
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Whistle Concert - Megaman 3
  • Eating: Milky Bar - white moments
  • Mood: Tired
  • Drinking: Water
Has it been 9 months since my last journal entry here? O_o;
Wow...
Yes, it's an update, but not exactly the start of a frequent return (sorry guys!). But today is special (3rd of November 1928) as it's Tezuka Osamu's Birthday!:cake:
I remember hearing Tezuka being called the "God of Manga", and at the time thinking that it was so farfetched of a title for him. But the more I learn about Tezuka and his work the more fitting this title is! He just about covered every genre (yes, shonen ai too!)
There's also been a lot of good news lately. Vertical are planning on translating the entire Black Jack manga series next year (FINALLY!!! *________*), there's an Astro Boy movie in the works by IMAGI, there's been exceedingly good reviews for "Ode to Kirihito" released in English (Again, thanks to Vertical) earlier this year, and some kind soul is willing to scanlate Vampire!:party: Good news indeed!
And for this special occasion I have posted up a Black Jack and Makube fan comic, which you can read through in my gallery.

-s
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: &quot;Ring&quot; - B'z
Happy New Year all!:party: Wish you all the best of luck this year, good health and success!:cuddle:
Year 2007. Year of the pig. So the year of the dog (my birth year) is over... and looking at my DA gallery, I only submitted 5 pieces of work over the last year. Eep. XD; Sorry DA & B'z fan viewers. I'll try and submit more this year... I hope. ^^;


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B'z Fan Comic Archive
  • Mood: Glad
  • Watching: youtube
My entry "Redeemon" is a runner up (already decided by the judges) in the Rising Star of Manga UK & Ireland 2 competition. So that means I get the entry printed in the anthology! YAY! *^o^*/
Here are the results:heart:: www.tokyopop.com/C-92/

Congrats to San on her entry with "Experiment 1817295#7205"! I personally like her art style a lot. XD
Thanks to those who took the time to read and vote for the entries!

Now for all you Phoenix Wright/Gyakuten Saiban fans. Gyakuten Saiban 4 website is up! www.capcom.co.jp/saiban4/index…
I'm so exited about this. XD Since the trilogy had ended, we now have a new cast of characters!
The main character, Housuke, is rather adorable looking (Shoma? o.o), your rival is Kirihito (Kyosuke and Yurika's lovechild? *Shot* Okay! Enough with the Rival School and Project Justice references!) and Kyouya is... pretty drool worthy. XD
Don't forget to check out the promo video!
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: The Inveterate Skirt Chaser's Usual Tune
  • Eating: Homemade cookies
  • Drinking: Jasmine tea
Okay, again I'm sorry for putting off posting, commenting and stuff for ages. But things have been busy and all those excuses I make. =P

Anyway, my manga entry, "Redeemon", for the Rising Star of Manga UK & Ireland competition is up among the top 14. : www.tokyopop.com/rising-stars-…

Originally TokyoPop were  to choose a top 20 for People's Choice, but only 15 entries were chosen because they couldn't find 5 others that were up to standard for showcasing. Then, they decided to take out :devifuurin: entry: Another Summer Day O_O;; Now that was pretty cruel, especially to do that on the day when the voting page is finally up (but that's been delayed for a week due to site maintenance)... But I hope fuurin won't be discouraged from entering for next year's competition. Best of luck to her!


Now on to the topic of Giant Robo (w00t!).
On the official site there is a mention that there is a Giant Robo manga currently being released "Champion Red" magazine, based on Giant Robo: The Animation. Suppose to be the retelling of the good old OVA series. =)  Here are a couple of previews from the manga:
Cervantes: img.photobucket.com/albums/v70…
Celestial nine: img.photobucket.com/albums/v70…
My entry "Let's Collab!" is one (out of 5) of this year's NEO Magazine (UK's only anime, manga mag) Manga competition winners. And the manga entry is out in this month's issue (#23). =P
I have to say, I really screwed up. Spelt "relay" instead of "rely" and "niave" instead of "naive". @_@ Oh well... consider it a miracle that I won despite those minor mistakes. (Boy, do I screentone like a novice... XD; )


B'z Fan Comic Archive
Pepsi Man game: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkvSLz…
Really. The guy asking for your help is the highlight of the video. XD But you really gotta wonder why everyone is gonna riot in front of a Pepsi Vending machine when there is plenty of Pepsi trucks and cans laying around everywhere.


B'z Fan Comic Archive
Whoa! Sorry if I still haven't commented back on all your work and comments! ^^; I finally got my Uni work up for the exhibition and still have a few more things to organise, so I'm still busy.
So now it's June, which mean lots of Birthdays coming up (including mines)! And my family has already organised a B-day party for my mom next week! Can't wait! Karaoke and all! *^o^* (BTW, Happy Birthday to all you people who are having their B-days on this month! You know who you are. ;))

The London Expo was fun, for at least 3 hours (I'll provide photos at a later date since they're with my bro). XD; There was a huge load of people turning up this year, and my gosh was there a huge queue to get in! @_@ Got to play Phoenix Wright (can't help but keep calling it Gyakuten Saiban...) for a long half hour. The English names still erk me. XD; Brought some Sweatdrop comics and the English release of Tetsujin 28 DVD, which I brought just to hear what the English dub is like.
Also got second place in the 16+ fan art Manga Art Competition that was held at the Expo (had no time to make a new piece of art for the Expo, so I just submitted my Nube fan pic. =P)! Funny that I don't even know what I won yet. XD;; But all the other comp winner's art were of extremely high standard! *o*
Sorry If I couldn't catch anyone at the Expo this time round, hopefully I'll get to see you all at October's. =)

Anyway, until next time! ^_^