Stalking is a crime so you shouldn't do it!

You shouldn't stalk and secretly take pictures of cute little girls, just sayin'.

How did that saying go? "Today's enemies are tomorrow's friends." Or was that the other way around, I'm not really sure actually.

One of the cool things about having a lot of figmas is that I can do nice stupid crossovers like this, I love it.

Laters peeps!

Iron Man Vs Danbo - The Revenge of Tony Stark

This time I'm trying to give more of a backstory (Not that anyone cares) as to why Iron Man is so hellbent on eating ice cream bars. It's a little shorter and nonsensical this time. But first a little recap of our story so far.

Robo Yotsuba was created by Tony Stark to counter Yotsuba's faction fast advances!

Experiments went horribly wrong!

Tony Stark kidnaps god!

Danbo is in some deep schist! None of this actually happened in the last story by the way... So don't look!

Back to our main story... In the past! This is all over the place...

I was going for a Phoenix Wright kind of point at you thing here.

Have you guys played the new Zelda? This gesture is in it, I found it really amusing.

Back to the present and.. To be continued...

 

Next comic a conclusion. I promise. And dammit why does Yotsuba keep saying Dambo instead of Danbo!? Keep to the script kid!

Still in Canada...

So this time our local tour guide took us to the great Canadian wilderness.

Together with Chag and exilehero we made our way to a deep and secretive location within the Toronto High Park. So green, so pretty, so not dry like a desert.

The Toronto Park is filled with many pretty sights. Nature sure is photogenic.

I can see why Chag came here to take those awesome pictures of Alter's latest Saber.

As we made out way through it how I wish I had brought some of my scaled figures. I found perfect spots to use as a backdrop for several of the figures I own.

I also really wished I brought my dollfie Nanoha, so many nice spots that would have made for a really nice photo shoot with her.

So jealous of the people here in Canada, go outside and take pictures.  Since I live in a desert I would kill to have nature this pretty and green near me for most of the year.

Toronto High Park is quite big, I'm surprised such a huge amount of nature is right smack in the middle of a large city.

I hear the park has some cherry blossoms, I wish I could have seen them. I have seen them countless times in anime, manga and photos but never the real thing with my own eyes.

I kinda wish I had come to the Toronto area during the spring or summer. I can't imagine how much prettier everything would have looked.

Nature is fun, walking within it, taking pictures of it, enjoying it with some friends. I had fun during this outing, I look forward to see where else me and exilehero end up going during our long stay here in Canada.

Much like before, if you are around the Toronto area and have free time during the weekends we can meet up and have fun.

Alrighty then, see ya next time!

 

Cloudy with a chance for Biri Biri - Good Smile Misaka Mikoto

Who is up for some Biri Biri?

Come to think of it, there has been lots of pretty clear blue skies where I live.

Anyways, I noticed I haven't done one of these in a while. Not since I posted about Alter's Yui. To get back into it, I decided to do a short plain vanilla flavored shoot of Good Smile's Misaka Mikoto.

I don't remember seeing anyone talk about this figure besides Fabrice, which I always found odd given Biri Biri's popularity.

This figure came out way back in July of last year and much to my surprise with no delays. Pretty cheap too at 5,800 yen relatively speaking.

When I got my Misaka Mikoto figma and did that little "interview" with her and Aya it got me in a real big Railgun mood.

Speaking of Railgun, to be honest I was not particularly fond of Biri Biri after I watched the Index and Railgun anime shows. I much preferred "Misaka-imouto".

The Railgun manga differs a bit from the anime show, after the "Level Upper" arc the manga and anime go in different directions.

The manga leads into what becomes the "Sisters" arc on the Index anime from Biri  Biri's point of view.

Rumors about certain military clones reach Misaka's ears and upon a question by Kuroko Misaka expresses disgust at the thought of coming face to face with a clone of herself.

Then, she meets one of the Sisters and much to her chagrin what follows is both them spending time as a normal pair of sisters would. Playing together, eating ice cream, drinking tea and fighting over trivial things.

Later that night, Misaka witnesses the gruesome death of the sister she just spend the day with at the hands of Accelerator. Mind you, the Railgun manga is much more bloody than either of the Index and Railgun shows. How much more you ask? Said sister gets dismembered by Accelerator.

Upon witnessing this, Misaka explodes in wrath and assaults Accelerator. Keep in mind that unlike her lover spats with Touma or her previous battles in Railgun where she always held back to some extend this time it was nothing more than a  berserker rage.

Misaka Mikoto wanted Accelerator dead.

If you follow Index in any of its forms you know that fighting Accelerator is a one street to your death most often than not.

Misaka discovered this the hard way, all her attacks that would have shredded anyone else to pieces, not even her rail gun, could even touch Accelerator. When he expresses his disappointment and introduces himself you can feel the sudden fear and powerlessness that Misaka feels.

Misaka's desperate struggle to stop the death of her sisters would later lead to various confrontations against several high leveled espers including the 4th ranked level 5.

After reading the manga, my opinion of Biri Biri changed completely. She is not some idealistic idiot who talks about hopes and dreams like some many other protagonists. She went through so much anguish and pain that so rarely any of this type of characters get put through.

Thanks to the manga, when Misaka's "nightmare" was alluded in Index II it carried much more weight because I got see first hand what this nightmare was.

It was this struggle as presented in the manga that made a really big fan of her.

I do wonder though if the Railgun Sisters arc will ever get animated. After all it is much darker in tone than the Railgun anime. Plus the supporting cast barely makes an appearance, focusing instead solely on Misaka.

Anyways enough about that, if you like Index or Railgun I recommend giving the Railgun manga a read.

As for the figure itself it is a simple figure which explains the lower price. You can change the left arm as you have seen in the pictures where the iron sand sword is removable. My only complaint is the ugly seam line near Biri Biri's hair line.

One thing that I found really cool was the base. It's actually a reproduction of the tokens Biri Biri uses as ammo for her rail gun.

Speaking of which the token on her hand also has this pattern engraved.

You know, Biri Biri has such pretty slim legs. It reminds me of a comment she makes on the manga. Due to her lack of other assets, she considers her legs to be her pride as a woman.

Anyways, that's that, I just wanted to talk about Biri Biri and this figure a bit and hopefully to get more people to read the manga.

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A certain thundere Biri Biri goes out! - Good Smile Company's Misaka Mikoto

"Thundere" I love it, to whoever came up with that I must say, nice job!

Anyways, I was not feeling motivated at all when taking pictures, I was pretty much in a slump. So I decided a change in scenery will suffice to fix that.

However, I rarely take pictures outside under the sun and I never done so for a regular scaled PVC figure. Add the fact that I did this on a whim without much thinking and things didn't work out too well for me.

I ended going out on a windy day, windy days are not fun for taking pictures outside. While the wind wasn't too big of a problem a side effect was.

Because of the wind the clouds were moving in the sky quite fast, continuously covering and uncovering the sun, continuously changing my lighting conditions.

I also totally forgot to use my lovely reflector so I didn't bounce enough light to illuminate Biri Biri.

Speaking of illumination, totally slipped my mind that I would have a hard time looking at my camera's screen outside. I wasn't able to see how pictures really looked after I took them.

Since I did this on a whim and had not planed on shooting Biri Biri, I didn't think at all of what angles I wanted to shoot. Nor did I think on what scenery would be most appropriate for her.

Given that situation I can't help but feel the pictures I took are pretty boring and nothing special or creative.

Going off in tangent for a bit but I was wondering are loose socks still popular in with Japanese girls. I must say I'm a big fan of them so Biri Biri is right up my alley in that regard.

Coming back to the topic at hand.

Even though I did not have the results I would have liked I think of this as a nice learning experience for me.

Plus I was able to reassert that I really don't feel embarrassment or anything when I happily take pictures. If anything I wanted to hurry and finish because I found it quite tiring kneeling on concrete and what not to take the pictures.

I will probably try this again. Once more I will go out and this time find a suitable location and conditions and take pictures of Biri Biri. Next time too I will try to think of better shots to take as well.

I will mention one last thing, everyone is such a pervert. Whenever I upload my pictures to flickr it's always the up-skirt pictures that get most views right away or any views at all.

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