nachtmusik: (demonic yuri)
This is late and copypasted from tumblr because I'm dumb.

I'll never let go, Jack! )

My pics are here and here (you need to click both links, flickr allows 200 pics and I had 220 so the other 20 are on imgur).
nachtmusik: (sexy waitress?)
Uh. That's officially a lie. Because well. I bought Dragon Age 2 and it has taken over my life. Below the cut is a bunch of DA2 rambling. It includes spoilers, so if you haven't played the game yet and don't want spoilers, don't click. I'm slowpoke.pdf to the game so I can't imagine who would want to play it but hasn't yet, but hey. There could always be someone.

I like big boats, I cannot lie )

ACen 2011!

May. 23rd, 2011 12:56 pm
nachtmusik: (Naughtystria)
I'm finally home from ACen. It was awesome ♥. There will be pics, but I haven't photographed my shopping yet, so it'll go in its own post.

Oh, also, just so everyone knows, I’m having a bit of computer trouble. Hopefully it’ll be okay and get fixed soon, but [livejournal.com profile] abarero, if for some reason the daily just goes completely un-updated on Thursday and Friday, it’s because my computer is acting up and my dad’s is down. Hopefully it won’t come to that, but if it does I’ll just get on a friend’s computer as soon as I can (the latest of which being Saturday in the late afternoon) and do 2 day update for it from then. Hopefully that won’t happen, though.

my computer is experiencing tentacle difficulties, but I still managed to get my ACen post up! )
nachtmusik: (not amused Kneesocks)
Okay, so my history of attempting to watch current season anime as it comes out dates back to spring 2009. I've...never been successful, up until this past season with Panty and Stocking. Besides that, the closest I've gotten is K-ON!, which I didn't finish until mid-July. But succeeding with Panty and Stocking seems to have made me get cocky. Because I'm taking on two shows this season. inb4 I drop them both to be picked up...someday because I get distracted.

The shows I picked up were Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Gosick.

discussion of the first episodes of aforementioned titles under the cut )
nachtmusik: (PORN PORN PORN)
First off, welcome, new friends from the recent Hetalia friending meme! That being [livejournal.com profile] chairofbusby, [livejournal.com profile] euploeamulciber, [livejournal.com profile] sheraccoon, [livejournal.com profile] miyako_tsuki, and anyone else that may end up adding me after this post goes up.

You'll learn about me that I really have no life. And uh. Yeah. That's about it.

So for today's flailings:

I do not have a problem I swear to God this is not a problem there is nothing wrong with making a doujinshi order with Mitarashi Dango, paying for it and sending her an email to let her know, and immediately, within the same email, opening a new order. This is normal and reasonable.

Okay basically what happened was that I had an order with Mitarashi that had started in July, but communication moved slowly so it was only ready to go a couple weeks ago, and I only paid recently due to credit card tomfoolery. Meanwhile, I'd made an order for Comiket pickup over at [livejournal.com profile] miseya. My new friends may not know this, but my absolute favorite doujinshi circle is HiKick Bath (note if you poke around on that site; a lot of it is R-18). Everyone here probably knows how much I adore Austria/Hungary. So when your favorite doujinshi circle is releasing a new doujinshi for your favorite pairing, it's natural to want to buy it. They released lostcomplex at Comiket 78, but they were cruel and evil about it and didn't post this info anywhere online until after the event so obviously I didn't have it in my Comiket 78 order at [livejournal.com profile] miseya. So I did the logical thing; I contacted Mitarashi and asked her if she could direct order it from HiKick Bath. Immediately after finishing the first order with her. Yeah.

Okay fine maybe I have a problem.

Also puppies are adorable. I've been dogless for seven years, and lately I've been missing having a dog like crazy. I'd have to get a small dog because I'm not strong enough to walk a big one and neither is my mom, and because we have cats and a big dog would piss them off badly. So my darling [livejournal.com profile] yuffsters' dachshund had puppies. Dachshund/chihuahua mix puppies. And they are adorable and I went to see them last night. So so cute~ One little girl still needs a home, and I'm hoping to talk my dad into agreeing to take her ;3;

Oh, oh! And I have a violin teacher again! Esther strongly recommended this guy, I'll be meeting him for my first lesson on Tuesday.

That is all.
nachtmusik: (gender roles? what gender roles?)
GIVE BACK WHAT YOU STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLE

akdaoldolsmdksDKAIKDJWFDAJKDJ!!!!!!!!!! Hungary is in this week's episode! She's in over half of it! BEING FUCKING AWESOME.

RUMBEL HAD BETTER SUB THIS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
nachtmusik: (Prussia and Italy)
Okay, here's my Acen report. This is probably going to be pretty incoherent because the con was a jumbled mess of me and the people I was with being utter imbeciles for a weekend. Also I do have pictures (though not many; there wasn't much I wanted to take pictures of and I was too busy goofing off a lot of the time). I'll post those in a separate entry, though. I'm exhausted and need to take pictures of the spoils of war still. They should be at the end of this entry. This entry is also massive and going under a cut.

Acen 2010 Sneport under the cut )Holy Jesus guys my Acen report is too long to fit in one entry. Part 2 coming once this one is up
 
 
nachtmusik: (sexytiem)
Wasn't really digging any of the [livejournal.com profile] cloverbooks prompts yesterday. Yesterday was horrible for other reasons, anyway. Not in the mood to discuss that, though. So here's me rambling about good things instead!

Before I get on with the [livejournal.com profile] cloverbooks stuff for today, I need to spam about what just came in the mail today~!
cute cute cute cute cute )

Now here's today's prompt response.

03/04/10 prompt[s]

What are some of your top OTPs in fandom? What attracted you to these pairings? Do you see any parallels/common traits between your OTPs? Why do you think this is?

Yay, an excuse to fangirl Austria/Hungary! Some of my other top pairings over time have been:

-Komui/Miranda (D. Gray-man)
-Tyki/Allen (D. Gray-man)
-Gwendal/Gunter (Kyo Kara Maoh)
-Mine/Kiyora (Nodame Cantabile)
-England/Japan (Hetalia)
-Rin/Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

For all of them, it was something about the way that they interact that struck me as really cute/hot/interesting/fun/whatever. The only exception is Komui/Miranda, since this is a pure crack pairing. They've never even spoken to each other in canon. With them, it's more about the way their personalities would mesh if they actually had the time to hang around with each other. I like all of these pairings for completely different reasons, though, and they're all pretty different. The only real common ground I can see between any two of them is with the two het pairings. Both Hungary and Kiyora are the dominant partners, despite being female. Really I like variety in my pairings, though.

None of the guy on guy pairings really have much in common. Tyki and Allen are enemies to the point that rape is the only way it could even work. Gwendal is a "tough guy" that secretly likes to knit stuffed animals and has a huge weakness for cute things, while Gunter is a flamboyant guy that tends to be loud and obnoxious and flails about far too often, yet the two are best friends and I like to think they sneak back to one of their bedchambers sometimes when no one else is looking. England fails at expressing his emotions and Japan is reserved to the point of seeming emotionless. Yet, they're both lonely deep down, and they like each other quite well.

I only have one yuri pairing listed because I only pretty recently started to actively ship yuri.
 
nachtmusik: (Wassup?)
Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

[livejournal.com profile] deecherrywolf gave me:

witches don't exist
eroge
let's party!
foxes
gargoyles
the buttsex man
mini tophats

...aka some of the stupidest things I put on my interest list.

witches don't exist honestly probably doesn't even belong on my interest list yet. It comes from the visual novel Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, which I haven't actually played yet, though I do intend to. However, I spend way too much time on 4chan, particularly /a/ and /jp/, where Umineko gets discussed a lot. From skimming these threads, I've gathered that Umineko is a murder mystery, and a key in solving it is whether or not magic and witches are real.

eroge is the Japanese abbreviation for "erotic games". They're basically visual novels with porn. I haven't actually played any because the only VN I've played is Fate/Stay Night (which I still haven't finished), and I installed the anti-ero patch that takes out the porn scenes in the Fate and Unlimited Blade Works routes because the idea of watching Shiro Emiya having sex with anyone really is not even remotely appealing. I'll have to deal with it in Heaven's Feel, though.

let's party! is another silly interest. Date Masamune says it in hilarious Engrish before he goes into battle in Sengoku Basara. I have a lot of silly interests.

foxes are my favorite wild animal. They're so pretty and I love them.

gargoyles are awesome. Medieval architecture just wouldn't be the same without them. And I do love me some huge French cathedrals!

the buttsex man happened one day when I was being immature and just randomly started singing "Do you know the buttsex man? The buttsex man, the buttsex man", and my dear friend Rosie supplied "WHO LIVES ON YAOI LANE!". I still think it's hilarious because I am immature.

mini tophats are so cute! I have three of them. A lot of vendors at cons sell them and I often have trouble resisting, especially when they're from my favorite hatter, Mary Anastasia. She frequents the artist alley at a lot of cons I go to.
nachtmusik: (sexytiem)
We'll start out with a meme swiped from [livejournal.com profile] deecherrywolf. I did something similar to this meme about a year ago (on my old journal). Let's see how much it's changed.

SIX PAIRINGS I LIKE
♥ 1 | Austria/Hungary (Axis Powers Hetalia)
♥ 2 | Tyki/Allen (D. Gray-man)
♥ 3 | Kiyora/Mine (Nodame Cantabile)
♥ 4 | France/America (Axis Powers Hetalia)
♥ 5 | Mugi/Yui (K-ON)
♥ 6 | Switzerland/Belgium (Axis Powers Hetalia)

THREE SHIPS I'VE ABANDONED
♥ 7 | Gwendal/Gunter (Kyo Kara Maoh) <-- okay I didn't really abandon the pairing so much as the fandom in general.
♥ 8 | Kanda/Allen (D. Gray-man)
♥ 9 | France/England (Axis Powers Hetalia)

THREE SHIPS I'VE NEVER LIKED
♥ 10 | USUK (Axis Powers Hetalia)
♥ 11 | Any male character/Austria (Axis Powers Hetalia)
♥ 12 | Noise Marie/Miranda (D. Gray-man)

TWO SHIPS THAT HAVE PIQUED MY INTEREST
♥ 13 | Prussia/Italy (Axis Powers Hetalia) <-- Okay well I solidly ship it, but only started shipping it pretty recently.
♥ 14 | Lancer/Rider (Fate/Stay Night) <-- I blame this on a doujinshi.

Now these are my old answers from December 3rd, 2008.

SIX PAIRINGS I LIKE:
1. Gwendal x Gunter (Kyo Kara Maoh)
2. Komui x Miranda (D. Gray-man)
3. Tyki x Allen (D. Gray-man)
4. Sweden x Finland (Axis Powers Hetalia)
5. Peppo x Albert (Gankutsuou)
6. Anissina x Gisela (Kyo Kara Maoh)

THREE SHIPS I'VE ABANDONED:
7. Riku x Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
8. Suboshi x Amiboshi (Fushigi Yuugi)
9. Hikaru x Kaoru (Ouran)

THREE SHIPS I'VE NEVER LIKED:
10. Marie x Miranda (D. Gray-man)
11. Gwendal x Anissina (Kyo Kara Maoh)
12. Fakir x Ahiru (Princess Tutu)

TWO SHIPS THAT HAVE PIQUED MY INTEREST:
13. Austria x Hungary (Axis Powers Hetalia)
14. Kanda x Lavi (D. Gray-man)

...Austria/Hungary is on the "ships that have piqued my interest" list? That is absolutely hilarious.

...Kay I'll shut up now.
nachtmusik: (meido Igiko and fem!Japan)

 
So as most of you are probably aware, I recently dropped $110 on an order of doujinshi. Which was not exactly my brightest moment, but whatever. Well, the order arrived today! I just finished looking through the books, and I am pleased. The order contained the following:

-Prussia/Italy (short copy-bon type thing)
-Prussia/Italy (anthology)
-France/America (it's the one that was posted to the France/America comm. I couldn't resist)
-England/France
-Austria/Hungary
-Fem!England/Fem!Japan

All of them are R-18 except the Austria/Hungary, which is just cute. Here's my thoughts on them, in order of the above list:

The first one was really short and nothing but porn. Art was a bit odd, but still pretty nice. It was cheap, so all is well.

This was hot. The cover art kinda bugged me, but I bought it regardless because PruIta is PruIta. The inside art is much better, and this is porn-tastic. One of the stories was amusing. Italy was sick and Prussia got the job of sticking the thermometer up Italy's ass. But Prussia being the idiot that he is got aroused by that and felt the need to stick something else up Italy's ass. Germany chastised him for it later.

I'd already read this one via scans, but I just had to have it anyway. It's so hot no matter how often I read it. The world needs moar FrUS.

Sexy! England and France are apparently police officers in this one. And England tops. This is important. And hot. Sex in an alley is also important and hot.

SO CUTE. God why is my OTP so adorable? akfsldjnwefr. I don't really follow what's happening in this, but it's cute.

Easily my favorite and the one I was most excited for. Yuri fuck yeah! In this one apparently both the male and female versions of England and Japan are running around. And Igiko molests Nihonko or something. But it's hot. And yuri. And hot. And you get the point.

Time for me to STFU.
nachtmusik: (Magnet England/Japan)
AURAL VAMPIRE FOR ACEN 2010

I CANNOT FUCKING BELIEVE THIS OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I LOVE AURAL VAMPIRE
nachtmusik: (Default)


http://blog-imgs-36-origin.fc2.com/h/i/m/himaruya/hutariiii.gif

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Thanks SO much, Himaruya!!!
nachtmusik: (Austria objects to your face)
Alright, bear with me here, because I'm potentially going to get a bit bitchy. I won't f-lock this entry; it needs to be heard.

Some of you may be aware that I run a small doujinshi scans comm ([livejournal.com profile] dolce_adagio, but this post isn't for pimping my comm). It's a one woman show that I run because I like giving back to the fandom communities that I'm a part of. Everything that gets posted there is from doujinshi that I personally owned and put in the time to scan myself. I do also do it for the selfish reason; I can't read Japanese, so if I post scans, people will potentially translate my doujinshi for me. One reason that's never even crossed my mind for doing this, though, is e-peen stroking. I don't care if I get popular for doing this, I don't want to be a big name, etc. I just want to share my collection with other fans, since that's really the best way to contribute to my fandoms that I have at my disposal. I do work hard to get really good quality scans for everyone to enjoy, too. I've rescanned pages 5+ times before in order to get a straight, clean, sharp scan of it, and I always touch up my scans in photoshop because I am a perfectionist and if I don't have something good to share, I don't want to bother.

Now, I don't mind when other people that do doujinshi scans aren't total perfectionists like me and don't give the absolute best quality. Hell, I could honestly get even better scans than I do, but I'm also trying to strike a balance between nice scans and not destroying my copies. What I do mind is attention whoring.

I've noticed two types of attention whoring with doujinshi lately. We'll start with the lesser of the two evils. Oh, and yes, I will name names.

One thing that just screams "attention whore" to me is when someone sharing their scans with a community like [livejournal.com profile] hetalia and any of its offshoot pairing communities is when someone posts their doujinshi in separate parts. You know, like when they'll post the scans as hosted images somewhere, stop it at some point, and promise more later and the download link in the last post. This is just...what. If you plan on scanning something, don't put it up until it's completely done. [livejournal.com profile] twistedsheets10 is a prime example of this, posting that absolutely gorgeous doujin on [livejournal.com profile] what_the_fruk, only giving us about 1/3 of the doujin, and promising the rest over the next two days, then not even posting the rest when she said she would. She did end up giving us all of the rest and a download link a few days after she said she'd be done in the first place, but...what. Why would you do this? It just looks bad. Someone did this recently on [livejournal.com profile] pandorahearts, too =/.

That I can tolerate somewhat, though. The other form of doujinshi scan attention whoring absolutely infuriates me, and that form is the "you have to join our comm to download the doujinshi" trick. Yeah, I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] inspiring_night. There is absolutely no reason to do this outside of attention whoring. If you want to share doujinshi with the community, for the love of God, share it. Don't try to stroke your e-peen by forcing people to join your community to get your advertised scans. Either share your scans by giving them the link, or don't post advertisements for your community disguised as doujin posts in other communities and just post the doujin to your comm and be done with it.

The worst part of this practice? I can't speak for anyone else that does it, but [livejournal.com profile] inspiring_night has horrid quality scans, or at least the first doujin they posted, which was a few months back, was. I joined that community for the Turkey/Greece doujin they shares since you never see that pairing, or at least not usually, and left after I got it. The scans were so shoddy and bad that, were they mine, I'd never have posted them on the internet at all, let alone with a thinly disguised ad for my comm attached. I just can't believe people pull this crap.

I really had to get that off my chest.
nachtmusik: (Hungary is a perv)
Now let's see if I can get a coherent report out of myself after sleeping and all that good stuff.

THURSDAY:
Didn't get to leave until around 3:15 PM. The 2 and a half hour drive or so to Betsy's was a bit tiring, but the remaining 3 hours to Detroit was tolerable. Once we picked up Betsy/[livejournal.com profile] silvernyte the ride was easier since I had someone to talk to and didn't have a headache due to having headphones in too long. We got to the hotel at around 10 PM, put our suitcases and such in the room, and didn't do much else of note.

FRIDAY:
Awoke relatively early, got dressed, and went down to register. Neither of us preregged since we weren't certain we were going until after prereg closed. So we were in line for about an hour and 20 minutes, which wasn't really too bad. I'm still kicking myself because I saw a really good Ilyasaviel cosplayer in line but didn't get her picture and never saw her again.

Once we had our badges, we wandered the artist alley until the dealers room opened, then went in there. Dealers room was a bit disappointing; there wasn't a single figure I wanted in the whole room. I did find other nice things, though. (All of the goodies are photographed in the images that I'll be linking to at the end of this report).

The first panel we went to was Anime Name That Tune. It was pretty cool but I barely knew any of the songs played. I was pleased when they played Fuwa Fuwa Time, though. Somehow none of the players knew it, and I somehow managed to get called on for it since they'd give it to the audience if the contestants failed. I think the fact that I was bouncing in my seat and singing along (poorly) is what got me called. Betsy was thrilled with the Violinist of Hamelin OP getting played.

That panel let out early so we went to the AA. Betsy ended up in the dealer room, so I went to Anime Balderdash by myself. That? Was fucking hilarious. Basically you'd give the panelists an anime title and they'd give you a synopsis, based solely on the title. There was audience participation, and I ended up going up and getting Initial D. My summary was something about a guy whose initials were D.D.D. and he kept getting confused as to which name was his first, middle, and last, so he had to go on an epic quest to find his birth certificate. idek.

From there we met back up at the room and ordered pizza, which we ended up sharing with Matt, a friend of mine from IPFW's anime club, who had randomly knocked on the door before mom brought the food up. We also spent a little time with Erin, Cassie, Elise, and some other random people. There was supposed to be a dirty fanfiction panel that Betsy and I got in line for, but the panelists never showed up so it got canceled. We raged at that for a bit, then went to bed.

SATURDAY:
Got up and went to the Hetalia panel. Found [livejournal.com profile] pocketmolecule, who was behind us. Panel was pretty cool. Had some lulzy moments with a Sealand cosplayer being ICly annoying and one of the panelists that was cosplaying Austria being ICly a jerk to them. Also one of the panelists was cosplaying Germany and Austria had to keep him from seig heiling every so often (I know the panelists somewhat. They are amusing, nice people). After that was the photoshoot, then some time hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] pocketmolecule and the people she was with. That was fun. We split when they went to an autograph session, then I went upstairs and crashed for a while. Woke up around 8:00 or so and spent [livejournal.com profile] pocketmolecule's last 20 minutes of the con with her. You're a sweetie, Jordan, and ilu and I wish I hadn't fallen asleep for so long! We'll have to meet up again next year at least, if not find some random weekend and a halfway point to meet up before then~

After she left, we were going to meet with mom at the hotel restaurant for food, but [livejournal.com profile] zrana responded to a text saying she had downtime from staffing and we could meet her at her room. [livejournal.com profile] zrana and Betsy are old online friends, so I wanted them to see each other at least once, thus we met up with her instead. [livejournal.com profile] zrana had a dork moment and they didn't realize who each other was until it clicked with Betsy, then they got all giddy giddy yay and hugged and I died laughing at their fail, since I'd told them previously about it. We followed her to her staffing karaoke and spent quite a while at that. I ended up singing Konna ni Chikaku de... which was really fun. Then we hit a couple 18+ panels and went to bed.

SUNDAY:
Not a lot. Woke up, packed, dealers room and artist alley for a while, then took Betsy home and came back ourselves. Betsy found a Train Heartnet cosplayer and thus was very happy. We'd seen a Rinslet on Friday that told us that Train and Eve had left, and Betsy flipped out at missing a Train cosplayer, so finding her on Sunday was nice. The Train cosplayer was really good, too. She made a cute Train~

PROS:
-spending so much time with Betsy. She's a sweetheart, but I've never gotten to hang out with her all that much face to face.
-the panels we attended were all quite fuckwin
-my other friends~
-having a squeaky conversation with the person that bought the other fox hat with squeaker puffets from Pawstar while waiting for an elevator (they only had 2 of them)
-some of the dirty jokes from Saturday night (Betsy: "I squeaked your thing!")
-Karaoke and the fucking awesome Team Rocket cosplayers' duet of the Japanese Team Rocket song
-[livejournal.com profile] pocketmolecule's Austria cosplay and getting pictures of her on the piano in the lobby
-Finding vol. 2 of Swan in the dealers room
-Hentai panel's lulzy dub clips
-meeting Ash (Betsy's dog) when we took Betsy home

CONS:
-people being jerks to Betsy and pushing her out of the way at the elevator when I wasn't around to help her (she used a wheelchair most of the con due to her fibromyalgia)
-dirty fanfic panel being canceled
-my fail and sleeping through most of Saturday afternoon and thus not seeing [livejournal.com profile] pocketmolecule as much
-some of the disturbing clips from the hentai panel
-not getting a pic of that Ilyasaviel cosplayer
-Alycia not getting to go due to school stuff (;__; ilu bby *hug* hope you're reading this)

So overall the con was an A+. Pictures are here, as promised: http://s840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/myangerischopin/Conventions/Youmacon%202009/

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