Finals are over!

It has flanally came! Summer! Summer is never summer for me, I always have summer school. From 7 to 3. That really sucks and I have to walk a hour to get there. What? I don’t understand that. But at least, with this… The month is over and I have the monthly video to do. I haven’t even picked one yet, so I guess I’ll have to look around tomorrow…

I got her, Flan that is. If there’s people I like, it’s onse who are opened minded and not uptight. I can understand if your passionate about something, but… not everything. I’ve tested something out. I got a new internet, which is well-known for it’s one star rating. Wireless internet that’s like a plug you connect to your computer. Netopia. It’s been crashing for a while and I have to put a fan to stop it from crashing.

Wow, that’s a great design. It over-heats and crashes. The Wireless Internet thing that is. But that’s not really a big irritation. Summer means it’s probably going to be hot. You’d think I’d get used to it by now, but nahhh… I wonder why I haven’t got used to it already…. Beats me, sigh…

 

 

Touhou Cosplay.

A friend of mine started a conversation about cosplay, I usually wouldn’t do this but.. I spent a hour or two on Deviantart. Looking though a collection of cosplays. Touhou cosplays that is, there was 52 pages, each on containing 30 pictures each. 1560 photos total and I found 3 that I liked. So less then .2%. I’m a pretty harsh judge when it comes to cosplay. I realize people can’t help their appearance and usually a lot of times cosplays are poor due to the background/lighting or the face. I’m a critic, but I do constructive critism.

Bad cosplay feels somewhat like a insult. Why dress up and show to everyone… Yeah, yeah I know the reasons but I still feel very iffy about it.

But let me show you the three that I liked.

This is ranked #3 of the ones I found. To be honest, I wasn’t too sure if I truly liked it or not. The thing that turned me off was the face/expression. It didn’t seem Sanae-ish at all. However, I felt like the cosplay and the background were professional. Along with the edited blue flowers on two corners of the picture. I felt with the majority of the picture being rather beautiful and despite flaws here and there it’s very well done in the realm of possibilities in cosplay. I had to think for nearly 10 minutes and discuss if I liked it enough to show here because the expression she had was turning me away from it so much. With that look it just doesn’t feel like she’s Sanae.

I had to bare it though, I couldn’t get off with only showing 2 pictures.

Face wise, it could of been better. But I was content with Reimu’s face which was the highlight of the picture, which is why she was in the center. I felt like the cosplay could of been more well done. Like adding more detail onto Marisa’s or changing Reimu’s hair to be more wider around her hair .. I forgot the word for them. There was no problems with the eyes here, because well you can’t see them. This picture gets my #2 out of that collection and it’s overall very beautiful. The concept and idea was lovely. It’s not all about looks, but everything coming together.

Yes, that’s Sakuya. What would be more ideal in this picture if there was a balcony where it was simply lighted up by the stars and the full moon. Otherwise, I guess its fine to do this in the morning. To get the view of the flowers and background properly. I don’t know if it was intentional, but I feel like taking the photo at a angle was a nice touch. It looks like she’s looking back on you rather then the camera.

The face is fine, and the hair and outfit is simply amazing. It’s a beautiful work and deserves my ranking as a #1 picture that I found. Wait, but who cares about my rankings anyways ._.

妖恋 – Earl Gray

It’s usually supposed to be the other way around. Earl Gray is the circle, while the other is the album title. Don’t ask me what it means, you can probably find a translation somewhere… I think. This is another album from Reitaisai 9. The picture of today’s blog post is a picture of the album. So it’s obviously centered around Youmu. What makes this one more unique from most albums? Well, it contains 8 tracks. 4 of those are omakes. Ranging from 5 to 8 and up to even 22 minutes long. The other 4 are songs, one vocal, a non-vocal adaption of that song, two non-vocal pieces where one of them is a piano piece.

Honestly, the omake would present a lot more depth to someone who would understand what was going on. But the music isn’t too bad either. I feel like even if you can’t understand the omake still listening to it is nice. You can at least feel the atmosphere, right Iku?

I really want to talk to people who have problems. I may not be the best person, but at least I’ll listen. I know its not very reassuring, but I won’t talk about your problems to anyone. Not even if they promise to keep it confidential or they ask me to tell them without using a name. I keep my secrets. If your still listening, remember that I take all kinds of requests.

 

Reitaisai 9, Album viewing.

 

Let’s see! It’s Reitaisai, so I’ve been picking out things of notice. As my notes for tomorrow’s test lays on the side. I’m telling myself I’ll do it later, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Maybe tomorrow morning…

One… two… three… four… Ah! I didn’t pick out Liz Triangle’s album yet, downloading, downloading. There was a lot of things out of the usual with this Reitaisai. There wasn’t any demo for the next Touhou game, but instead there was ZUN’s wedding. Everyone calls him the god of the Hakurei Shrine or something. But for some reason that annoys me. I think my view on it is a lot better. My friend here would say, “Of course, it’s your view.” But wouldn’t it be more amazing if ZUN was someone who lived in Gensokyo for a while and recorded the incidents and came to the Outside world and made them into games?

Nevertheless, I have 5 albums to comment on today. Touhou remix albums, listing them they’re.

1. FELT – Stand up.

I’ve always been a fan of FELT’s albums. I feel like there’s some depth in their albums I’m not getting though. It seems like a common trend to put a introduction song in their albums. Perhaps that means something special? A 4chaner named Anon, like most others said this. FELT seemed to exchanged quantity for quality this time.

It’s true, they had less tracks then usual. But they sure were amazing. The favorite like most others was Innocent Eyes, a remix of Satori’s Theme, 3rd Eye.

There’s something particularly special with FELTs style that other groups don’t have. I don’t know how to describe it though. Its really soft on the ears, but its not passive either. It’s… beautiful really. That’s the feeling I get from their songs. The cover is also beautiful.

FELT will always get my full recommendation. If you like their style, there’s little reason the next album shouldn’t be satisfying as well.

2. Liz Triangle – Yuri-IRO Zukan.

There’s nothing much to say here. It’s a album with two songs. The main aspect of it is the 20 page artbook collection of various Touhou characters. Mostly TD, UFO and PoFV. The song Yume Uta, comes in a instrumental version and a non-instrumental version. It’s a soft and soothing vocal of Cosmic Mind.

3. Swing Holic – Vol. 9

I never been much of a jazz person. But people do say Jazz is good for the soul, sometimes. However, even if I do say that. I have to say this album did impress me. I wasn’t too fond of every song in here, but there was quite a lot that caught me. If your into the jazz genre, Swing Holic is pretty good. I particularly liked their track, Tightrope Dancing.

4. Yuuhei Satellite – Hana Choufuugetsu.

What does this circle do? They produce the music for Memories of Phantasm. That isn’t the only thing they do, but since I’m discussing music now. This album comes with 4 tracks, 2 songs with instrumental version of them too. Hana Choufuugetsu was the music played in the 3rd episode of Memories of Phantasm PV. From what I heard, some people felt like it was putting them to sleep. I do have to agree it wasn’t as eventful as the previous two, but it was simply a different style. It wasn’t light-show amazing, but the quality is still as good as ever. Some people may not be fond of the song because its a bit slower paced because it’s remixing Shikieiki’s theme. But I like it.

5. Xi-on – Touhou Shisou 11th Spell -Overflow-

This seems to a primarily PCB album. One thing I can say about Xi-on is that it has a specialty for its genre of music. What genre is that? Dunno, maybe metal? I’m not exactly too sure. A thing I liked about Xi-on is that its easy to tell some of the instruments used. It’s like they toned down the volume to make it all flow together. None of them are vocals by the way. Or at least I don’t think so.

So, yeah that’s 5 albums for today. There’s still a lot of albums that are really good, like you can check out A-One’s 5th Touhou EuroBEAT.

 

Touhou Final Fantasy.

 

Just want you to know, it’s Reitaisai time. 9 that is. But today let’s discuss Final Fantasy Touhou, or Touhou Final Fantasy. The latter sounds better. A pretty clever looking project made with MMD. To be honest, I have little clue what the story is about. Because like most good things, its all in Japanese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9zNzXFQXiQ&feature=related

This is the… last part? Probably. There is a part before this that features a battle with Tenshi instead. At any rate, first if you already watched the video let me say a few things. U.S.C refers to Yuuka’s fan name, Ultimate Sadistic Creature? Or something like that. The animations are pretty cool.  I have the feeling that they were ripped or something. It was made with MMD which I have no information of ever using. So who knows… maybe it comes with however they do things. If anyone can translate the video tell me, I’d love someone with that ability.

With finals coming up there’s still the monthyl video to do after that. The summer, I wonder what adventures my Junior year will await me. Will I still be at Pojo? Will I still be updating this? Beats me. Maybe I won’t even be alive, maybe I’ll be at Gensokyo….

What to write about….

Electronics, just don’t like me. I have poor experiences with them. I’m not someone who can’t tell the power button from a mouse. I wonder if that’s even possible in the first place. But if people can make cooking explode then I guess that’s possible too. It just seems like things break when I have them. I mean, I can’t speak from other people’s perspective, so its only normal that I only see things break when I’m there. That makes more sense, but its a hard idea to grasp to think other people are experiencing things breaking down quite as easily.

My laptop, or at least someone else’s laptop encountered a problem while I was using it. How did it encounter that problem? Beats me. But I’d have to take it apart to get it fixed. Great isn’t it. So I basically gave up and I’m just leaving it as it is. After finals week, I have summer school, every year. That’s something to look forward too huh? It’s sad that I can’t even enjoy my youth as it is. So sad. ;_;. So what to do? What to do? I’m sure you guys realized that thesse last few blog posts have been rather lazy but… yeah

 

You know…

It’s rather iffy. Rules and society. All that kinds of stuff, I don’t mind it to a extent but… What’s with those people with some kind of moral superiority that feel like they get to determine what’s right and wrong in society? I realize for the basis for a huge society to function there has to be some moral code. But basing one group as more superior as another?

I’m not saying that everyone is reliable though A lot of people gone though a lot of different things, and there are definitely people that I don’t want to make those kinds of situations. When you look for a solution, you find problems, you find resolutions but then you find problems to those resolutions. It’s annoying, we can mostly seek towards a solution that causes the least trouble. After all, it’s not that there is a bad side to everything. It’s just that there’s a way to see bad things in everything. But you can turn that thing around and reason that people can see good things in everything too. You can always win and you can always lose. That kind of flexibility, maybe life isn’t as cruel as I usually think. But then I end up taking back those words. I’ll find a picture later.