Sakuya plays Double Dealing Character

So, Double Dealing Character was released this past Comiket! Yay!

In order to celebrate not only that but Sakuya's glorious return as a playable character I made this short post. Also gave me an excuse to make use of this Neca figure I bought from the film Aliens. I question why non Japanese toy connoisseurs like Neca figures so much. They are ok I guess but boy is their sculpture accuracy kinda questionable. Still like it well enough though, just kinda ugly.

Anyways, fun times with my toys.

 

Procrastination is a bad thing you shouldn't do!

Ayase is not amused, I suppose she very rarely was after she go exposed to the Kirino's power levels.

Anyways, lately I feel like I been slacking too much when it comes to the blog, not posting as much as usual.

Haven't really been feeling in the mood for picture taking this past few weeks. I blame in part that the scaled figures I been looking forward to the most got delayed or don't come out until next year. Then again is not like I have a lack of other figures to pictures of right now either.

Argh, I hate photography slumps, fellow photographers what do you do to get out of a funk? Do just wait it out, do you force through and take photos?

Speaking of photos, I have been mildly interesting in buying a micro 4/3rds camera to complement my Lumix LX5 and D3000. The main reason I have yet to buy a camera in that category is the doubt that perhaps I should save up my money and spend it on a full framed body to expand my lens selection. Then again that's a heavy commitment a least a couple grand if go for something like the D700 and the 105mm lens I want.

Curses why is every singly hobby I have so stupidly expensive?

I also have been distracted by such other mundane things such as my PC crapping out inexplicably for some reason. Somehow Windows managed to die in such a form that I could not even access it in safe mode and none of the repairs options did anything.

Oddly enough I could still access the drive and it's data from an Ubuntu boot disc. In the end I just reformatted and reinstalled Windows. No big deal since my data lies elsewhere in a separate set of hard drives.

On the good side because of this incident I discovered that my thermal sink and paste had not been applied properly. A quick trip for some thermal paste and reapplication later my PC runs cooler and way safer for my hardware. Good thing nothing seemed to be damaged.

Although because of this I considered buying a laptop since I only got my PC as my personal computer. I got my eyes on ultrabooks specifically Samsung's Series 9 ultrabooks but boy are they expensive.

Plus my friends have been coming over to play so that usually takes care of my free time during Saturdays which is usually when I have the time and mood to do my photo shoots. It's all cool though, lately we been playing lots of Dead or Alive 5, bouncy!

Which leads to this latest weekend where I went out with my friends to watch a movie, Looper. Man, that movie pissed me off!

I hate it when movies just hand wave time traveling, didn't like that the movie used both the theory where actions in the past directly affect a predetermined future and where different actions in the past create a new timeline.

The other thing that I found disappointing was the lack of Bruce Willis, his presence in the movie was not as much as I would have hoped. Plus I feel I got cheated out of the premise the trailer offered, a past self trying to outsmart his future self who has complete knowledge of all the actions he will take.

Oh well, not a bad movie, still liked it.

Aha! Now I don't have that many random figma shots to use. At least this way I will be forced to take new pictures for a post next time.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica x Touhou

Who is up for a one off cross over picture?

I really like Touhou crossover with other series.

A long time ago, I tried doing this one picture. That picture was a far cry from what I was trying to attempt.

I always wanted to try and revisit the idea in the future, I originally thought of making a remake so to speak of that picture. Plus I been wanting to do something with Homura and Sakuya.

A while ago I though, wouldn't it be interesting if Homura and Sakuya ever fought. Two time manipulating combatants who use their powers and conventional weapons in a similar manner.

Thus, this picture was born. After hours trail and tribulations of both me and exilehero this was one of the many pictures I took.

I finally got to do my original idea with a shout out to Embodiment of Scarlet Devil with a red moon as a backdrop.

So, who do you think would win?

A Visit to the Scarlet Mansion

Sakuya Izayoi hard at work at the Scarlet mansion, doing housework.

Hello. As you might or might not have noticed, I'm not the usual person. Miette-chan is on leave this week, so I'm taking care of the shrine till then.

Let me tell you a little about me.

Who:

I go by the handle name exilehero. I like anime and manga and the like. I've also been into photography for a while. Miette and I have been friends since years ago. I've probably have been mentioned here before. Whenever Miette says something like, "Oh I spent the whole day playing with my friends" it was probably me. Here's the avatar I'll use; Miette posted it before.

Why:

I want to take photos of things I like. I like anime and manga stuff so figure photography seemed like a good idea since it combines many of my interests. Also, I know Miette has been blogging about figma- erm, figure photography for a while so my dear friend invited me to post on the blog.

When:

The plan is for me and Miette to alternate by week, so every 2 weeks or so I would make a post.

Anyway bring in the maids.

 

So, this week we'll be visiting the Scarlet Mansion.

Sakuya's finnaly done with the cleaning. Spotless...

"Hey Sakuya, since you're a maid, do something cute for us, here put on this nekomimi and pose."

"Common, you can do a better pose than that."

"Oh what's that? you have something to show us?"

"Oh, you say it's getting late? I don't think it's particula-"

Miette edit: ZA WARUDO!!!

"Urgh. I'm not feeling very sharp all of a sudden. I've got this cutting feeling something's wrong. But that's beside the point. Let's continue."

"Oh what's this? Sakuya how kind of you to bring tea. Though I can't quite make out what kind it is."

"Oh..."

After taking out the trash, the diligent maid continues with her housework.

All clean once more!

Thank you for reading!

Here's something extra. By Miette's request.

Red Sun

You know that was supposed to be a red moon. Oh well, next time I will use a picture of the moon to add features to the surface.

No Embodiment of Scarlet Devil shout out for me then, then again it was Remilia with the red moon as her background. Should find a clock tower for Sakuya I suppose.

By the way I hate Sakuya's knives, every little bump kept making them fall off. I also ended up losing one of them during one such occasion. I wish they knives where part of the hand like the one with the pocket watch.