Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cosplay piccies

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Busy busy busy..

I have to go on hiatus for a while. *me wants to hibernate, but oh well..* final exams are coming up, and I’m far from prepared. I have to put some effort at least, or else it might cost me my scholarship.

Lookie at these cosplay pictures for now. *I found them all over the net, mostly from deviantart* Enjoy.

Vanille (FF13)

Asuka Kazama (Tekken 6)

Witchblade cosplay by Alodia Gosiengfiao

CC (Code Geass)

Serah (FF13)

Witchblade cosplay by Ashley Gosiengfiao.
Rukia (Bleach)Vanille (FF13) by  Beckie

Nami (One Piece). (She’s so pretty~ I’m smitten. :3)

Lightning (FF13). She looks like a dollie~

AlodiaLightning (FF13)

This one caught my eye. Never knew Alodia’s a Kojie-san endorser.

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Charice Pempengco to Sing the Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST

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I was lying on my bed, hugging baby Turtle, and was already on the verge of falling asleep when Eu-chan texted me, “Charice will be singing the official theme song of Final Fantasy XIII-2.”

My cranial nerves suddenly went on an overdrive and I went, “WEEEEHHH??? SERIOUSLY?????!!!!!”

So yeah I got up and searched if it was true. Eu-chan’s news are always accurate of course, but Charice Pempengco singing a Final Fantasy theme song? That’s just too good to be true! I’ve been a hardcore Final Fantasy fan since time immemorial (okay so maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration) and the singers of the Final Fantasy theme songs are like my heroes. Faye Wong, Kumi Koda, Angela Aki, RikkiEmiko Shiratori.. Charice making it to the list was just inconceivable.


News from finalfantasy.wikia.com:

Final Fantasy XIII-2s Theme Song Singers Announced

September 14th by Koharu Nami

Artists Mai Fukui and Charice Pempengco will be singing the theme song for Final Fantasy XIII-2. However, they will not be singing together. Instead, they will sing different variations of the same song. Charice’s version of the song will appear on all platforms except the Japanese PS3 versions, while Mai Fukui’s version is PS3 exclusive.

The titles of the songs are “Yakusoku no Basho” and “New World”. The latter will be featured in Charice’s Album,Infinity, which will be released in Japan on October 5th.

You can see the video at finalfantasy.net

THAT’S JUST SO FRIGGIN’ AWESOME!!!

I feel like I need to see this firsthand. Ugh..
*Don’t lose your focus Nami-chan~! Patience!*
Yosh!

500 Days of Summer

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I first heard the title from a high school friend and my first impression was, “Oh, just another cheesy, tear-jerking romance story.” But then a friend told me about this movie the other day–in a very enthusiastic way and was on the verge of crying as she narrated the synopsis. I almost decided to just let it pass since the movie is supposed to be sad, but then she added, “Hindi yun drama ah. Comedy nga eh.”

So she gave me a copy of the movie and I decided to watch it out of boredom. *Note: Nami-chan’s favorite combination of genre—comedy plus romance*

At the beginning of the movie, the narrator can be heard announcing an important note:

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*after a series of sepia-toned pictures and videos that give out an air of nostalgia*

 

“This is a story of boy-meets-girl…

 

But you should know upfront, that this is not a romance story.”

It was a clever move to catch the attention of the viewer: it will get you wondering, if it isn’t a romance story then what is it? Summer is the name of the girl, and the story is narrated from the point-of-view of the boy, so what else can it be than a romance story?

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30 minutes.. One hour.. One and a half hour into the movie. It was all a series of ordinary events (in a non-chronological order, I must add) that happens in a relationship. *Note: Summer looks like Katy Perry*

I’m not gonna elaborate on the story because there really is nothing special about it. It’s just a nice, light-hearted romantic comedy. However, the last ten minutes of the movie is genius. Finally, an exposition of what the movie really is all about: moving on.

The movie ended as I chuckled at the twist in the end; and tears rolled down as the credits started rolling up.

Genius. Really, that’s just what it is. 🙂

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My favorite lines:

Summer: *after breaking Tom’s heart* Tom! Don’t go! We’re still best friends~!

Tom to Summer: You never wanted to be anybody’s girlfriend and now you’re somebody’s wife. *laughs bitterly*

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Summer: It just happened. I just woke up one day and I knew.

Tom: Knew what?

Summer: …What I was never sure of with you.

Tom: *tears up*

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Girl: I think I’ve seen you before… Do you ever go to Angelo’s Plaza?

Tom: Yes! That’s like, my favorite spot!

Girl: Yeah, yeah! I think I’ve seen you there.

Tom: Really? I’ve never seen you.

Girl: You mustn’t have been looking.

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Narrator: Coincidence. That’s all anything ever is. Nothing more than coincidence. There are no miracles. There’s no such thing as fate. Nothing is meant to be.

*Whoops! Gotta go! I’m gonna be late for school! again* XD
Ta ta!

Lady Gaga’s 10 Most Outrageous Outfits

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Early this year, I watched a portion of MTV called, “Lady Gaga’s Top 10 Most Insane Outfits.” I was laughing so hard the whole time and I made a mental note to put it in my blog (once I got back to blogging). I’ve just searched the net and am sort of surprised to see that the list has changed. Well anyway, lemme just paste the list made by a certain guy named John from stealthestyle.com.

We love Gaga. The voice, the talent, the…meat dress? Yes, Lady Gaga is known just as much for her fashion choices as her music. Have you ever seen a runway show and wondered “who the heck would ever wear THAT?!” Well, Lady Gaga sees the same crazy outfits and thinks “Hmmmm, how conventional *yawn*….” Below is a list of the top 10 most outrageous outfits that Lady Gaga gas graced us with over the course of her meteoric rise to the top of the pop world:

10. Horns Aplenty

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Loses points for the rest of the outfit, but I simply had to include this just for the head gear, worn while leaving Zuma Restaurant in the U.K. in February, 2010. No word on where she was headed next, though I’m pretty certain it involved a competition for breeding territory. Source: Gossip Rocks


9. Bubbles

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Worn for a performance in Sydney, Australia, Lady Gaga was apparently taking a bath one day and said “you know, this just looks right.” Source:Metro

8. Phantom of the Red Carpet

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Even when not injured, Lady Gaga believes that immobilizing the head is the safest way to go. Also, there’s no such thing as too many feathers. Source:Green Day Community

7. Flaming Breasts

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I’ll see your Madonna tribute, and raise you one fire hazard. Job I am not ever applying for: Lady Gaga’s insurance agent. Source: Artesian Media

6. Meat dress

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This gets downgraded by some folks due to it’s lack of originality. I mean, come on! The bacon bra already paved the way by proving the beauty of animal-derived clothing goes beyond skin deep. Source: iFood

5. Silver Lightning

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Some of Gaga’s best outfits are the ones that look like they could seriously injure or kill innocent bystanders just for getting too close. It’s amazing how Lady Gaga’s fans have embraced her. Literally. How is it physically possible?! Source: Rickey.org

4. In The Belly of the Beast

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“Consumed whole by giant Muppet” isn’t a look most performers go for; but then again, most performers are not Lady Gaga, who busted out this look in Nottingham, England during the Monster Ball Tour in 2010. Source: I Am Fashion Weak

3. Cubist Mirror Ball

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Again, we have a dress capable of causing extreme bodily harm. Also, any time an outfit obscures a person’s face, it’s downright creepy. Truly classic Gaga here. Source: The Berry

2. Red Lace, No Face

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Again with the creepy face covering, this time in red lace for that “gory murder victim” impression; and don’t forget the “Burger King Crown of Death.” This getup will give me nightmares for months. Source: Sitfu.com

1. It’s Not Easy Being A Lady Gaga Outfit

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Just ask all of the brave Kermits who sacrificed themselves to bring this costume to fruition during a German television interview on July 20, 2009. No word on how many times Jim Henson rolled over in his grave on that date. Source: Costume Hub

Let’s Draw~!

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I got a sketchpad for my birthday, right? And I’ve been itching to write and draw at the same time. So, what’s the best thing to do to accomplish both? Draw my own manga, of course!

I’ve been drawing comics since high school, but for some reason, I always lose ’em. (Some random person would borrow the notebooks then they wouldn’t give them back. And since they passed through different hands, I could no longer recall who last had them.)

So, I decided I’d just take pictures of them and post them online! (So I can never lose them.) I don’t have a scanner though, but that’s a good thing. With such poor quality of pictures it wouldn’t be easy to steal my works. (As if anyone would even try. hehe.) 🙂

Step 1: Draw on the sketchpad and take a picture of it. (Lol, you can still see the rough sketch in the background) I didn’t finish it since it’s just for trial anyway.

Step 2: Type in the dialogue/narration boxes. (I used to do it manually and it was a whole lot harder.)

Step 3: Create the speech bubbles. (I did a minor adjustment in the contrast and brightness. Whoops, I made it too sharp!)

Step 4: Do a little more editing. That’s more like it! 🙂

Tadaa! Forgive me for the cheesy emo theme. I couldn’t think of anything to write about then. ^^;;

So I guess that’s that.

Maybe I can pull this off. Maybe. 🙂