sku: nanami.

sales + free stuff: sticky post

If you are interested in purchasing anything, please comment and state the item(s) you want to buy, and an e-mail address where I can contact you. Comments are screened, so don't worry your e-mail address will not be seen by anyone but me. If you are a livejournal member feel free to contact me by sending me a PM, if you are not a member then you can contact me by sending an e-mail to obviouslygeeky at livejournal dot com.
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escaflowne: yubiwa.

+ 1 doujin

Selling doujinshi usually feels a little bit weird to me because while I do make the occasional mistake and purchase a doujin I don't want usually I have researched the fandom and found circles and artists that I like so I'm purchasing doujinshi that I'm keen on collecting. After collecting for a number of years though I'm beginning to realize that I really have to be even more selective because the sad truth is I simply don't have the space to store a ton of doujinshi. In the case of Escaflowne because I really adore the anime and it was the first fandom I collected doujinshi for I initially tried to get a hold of every piece of doujinshi I could because I was clueless when it came to doujinshi collecting. I definitely have my favorite artists and circles for Escaflowne but parting with any of them is difficult because I think things like, 'oh this is one of the first doujinshi I ever collected' and other sentimental nonsense hehe. Also, I guess since Escaflowne is an older fandom there are a ton of rare doujinshi that are hard to find or ridiculously expensive. Anyway, I'm going to start posting about older titles that I purchased years ago and plan to sell (wah!); I figure I may as well take one more look at them before letting them go and hopefully selling them to someone who takes care of them :)


Title: Shinin'
Size: B5
Page: 50
Artist/Circle: Mooncake
Date: 1997.06.29
Rating: Safe for all ages

This reminds me of how old Escaflowne is because this doujinshi is over a decade old! I really love the cover, it's very pretty and the title Shinin' does actually have a cool shine to it. Anyway, it's a pretty long doujinshi and there is a bunch of short tales in it, they usually only go for a few pages. I remember buying this on ebay years ago (and yes, it was one of the first Escaflowne doujinshi in my collection).
Scenes I really enjoyed:
* Van feeding a cute kitten
* Hitomi checking Van's temperature
* Van blushing
* Folken, Hitomi and Van dressed up as characters from Phantom of the Opera
* every time Folken shows up in a panel <3
* Millerna and Hitomi friendship moments (she rides up on a horse, they hold hands - lol, yes this happens, I'm not joking)
* Van / Hitomi kiss (has to happen due to us being deprived in the series? Um, actually there is implied coitus, but it is PG, not explicit)
gurren lagann: nia.

doujinshi - 1


Title: Plural Reality
Pages: 56
Size: B5
Date: 2008.08.16
Artist/Circle: Nin にん / KINGIN きんぎん
Rating: Safe for all ages.
Preview: mugimugi

Since I'm (sadly!) selling this doujinshi I figured I should blog about it a little better before letting it go.
I really enjoy KINGIN's doujinshi so if you have a chance to collect any I really recommend them. I think I picked this one up for a bargain price from jpqueen (ah, I still wish that site was open).
Anyway, the main focus of this doujinshi (as indicated by the cover) is Kittan/Yoko, a pairing which I like even though I don't adore it as much as Kamina/Yoko. It starts with a scene between Kamina and Kittan, and then moves to to Kittan and Yoko (Kittan chasing Yoko, Kittan and Yoko at the beach, wedding scene). The usual gang (Nia, Simon, Rossiu) make minor appearances. Basically cute/fluffy/moving scenes showing the blossoming relationship between Kittan and Yoko with glimpses of her remembering and mourning Kamina.
While KINGIN does not have really 'beautiful' art it is always nicely done and the character's expressions are great, I tend to really love the way silhouettes are drawn and emotions are conveyed - I have a very limited understanding of Japanese but the way the story is told on a visual level is excellent.
My favorite moments from the doujinshi are: lovely moving embrace between Kittan and Yoko towards the end of the manga, all the Kamina panels, and Yoko looking like a badass.
Overall, definitely not a title that I would be letting go except that I have a limited storage space from my doujinshi so I really have to start reducing my collection size :/
mass effect: jane.

it's always been you: infinite horizons - a shepard/ashley mix

And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality they are nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere.
When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happen to cross paths, we could be together.
Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we'd be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.

— HARUKI MURAKAMI | SPUTNIK SWEETHEART




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mass effect: jane.

ME3, this week!!!

CGI Mass Effect 3 FemShep trailer? SO MANY FEELINGS. As much as I absolutely loved the first FemShep trailer they released I was disappointed that it was not in glorious CGI. Bioware, never again (well, at least not for a week hehe) will I doubt your ability to deliver! I am a tiny bit disappointed they didn't use Kaidan but having not one, but two female soldiers in a trailer kicking Reaper ass is very, very awesome.
Ash's repeat appearance is most likely due to laziness from Bioware...and I think the reason why she is there in the first place is the same reason why you see Sheploo/Miranda in the ME2 trailers, Bioware figures that 'standard attractive human female' is the best way to appeal to potential new male gamers (silver lining - Liara is not overused when it comes to promo stuff).
It's nice to see FemShep looking very fierce in the CGI, her appearance in game..is sort of weird? She doesn't feel like a real person the way Sheploo does, I feel that she would have been a far more realistic looking character if they had based her on you know, an actual person. Sigh. Anyway, I really hope that some kind of mod emerges that enables us to edit her facial features. Or it would be really nice if for once Bioware allowed us to edit a default in the character creator but I really don't see that happening. The main things that irk me about her are her lips and jawline...
Overall, I don't really mind the look of her, yes the heavy make-up and hair are completely silly for battle but oh well. I also wish the freckles had been a bit lighter/more subtle..I KNOW SO MANY COMPLAINTS ASDJFKSDLJFSDKLFJSH it's silly.
Please Bioware make default FemShep's ridiculous but attractive hair available in the character creator! I want my FemSheps to be able to enjoy it without modding.





by lemmyleyra @ tumblr


More Ashley and FemShep stuff because you know, they are awesome sauce...



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Also, Sheploo and Ashley romance in the launch trailer ~ BE STILL MY HEART ~ !!! Bioware had better do justice to this romance and leave me fainting and swooning all of the place due to the epicness of it all. Really, really tempts me to play Sheploo first because I do enjoy Sheploo/Ash but...FemShep is too awesome to resist, she simply must be played first.


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Anyway: THE DEMO. I've played it er, a few times now, mostly to try and create a reasonable looking FemShep, sadly I feel I have not yet been successful. The character creator drives me crazy to be honest. If success does not occur in this venture FemShep shall have her helmet on always. I thinking of sending Eva through ME3 first, the main changes I'm attempting to make are giving her a longer chin because short chins in ME3 look kind of weird to me. Also, her cute freckles will be gone (so sad!) because the freckle texture looks strange for some reason 90% of the time on Xbox360 so in ME3 so she'll have a smoother more even skin tone. Her hair will remain 'classy' if the default FemShep's messy classy style remains unavailable. Also, maybe black lipstick?
She still needs more work, as I said, creating a female face that I am happy with in ME3 for some reason seems to be a nightmare. Sometimes she is too babyfaced and young looking and other times she looks really old and worn out. I blame the lighting lol?! That being said, the FemShep I have created does have some amusing expressions when she emotes...



The other feeling I got from the demo is that combat is going to much harder, I'll try to get through Insanity but um, I fear my poor Shepards are going to die many times...
mass effect: jane.

OH ANOTHER INSULT. SHALL I THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY?!

The Mass Effect online community at this point never ceases me to amaze me with its ability to be full of people who whine, complain and belittle other people's opinions. Which is very sad because fandom is meant to be FUN and generally I feel it is fun. I just want to fangirl in peace haha. As staggering as it is for me to say this I actually feel at this point they are on par with Harry Potter and Twilight. Except I kind of get why those two fandoms are like that because Twilight is made up of teenage girls and Harry Potter is serious business.
Anyway, I think (for now) the time has come for me to leave this ridiculous level of drama behind, and avoid the Mass Effect online community until the drama dies down or sooner or later all the stupidity will take away from the awesomeness that is Mass Effect. I usually don't comment on forums much because I go mainly to find out news but it's still painful reading all the lame drama that occurs over well, EVERYTHING. There's an insane amount pre-game release excitement and negative emotions around at the moment. This is the first time I've ever left an online community because of drama so it's kind of a weird feeling! I mean, even all the really crazy shipper wars in the HP fandom didn't drive me away, so congrats Mass Effect fans you win, the lack of civil and rational behavior in the online community is astonishing. Every time I see someone respond in a decent human manner rather than like a raving lunatic and launching a personal attack on the person who disagrees with them I feel they should be congratulated even though I don't agree with their view. Ah, the internet. It's really good how it brings everyone together...



Sheploo and Ash because this post needs some ME3 goodness in it :)
sku: utena.

neutral, huh? interesting...

I Am A: True Neutral Human Wizard (3rd Level)


Alignment:
True Neutral A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.


Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.


Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)