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Japan Expo...

  • Posted by: K★R
  • 2011/07/22 Fri 16:35
  • Life
*Huff huff* Why am I always so late at everything ? hahaha

It's been exactly three weeks since I've been attending Japan Expo (one day only this year), as a visitor and not an exhibitor.
It was fun but not as funny as I had expected ; I couldn't spend much time with my friends in the artist alley (and some were already gone on vacation) but I happily spent my money instead.... although now I'm broke*cough cough*. I didn't see (m)any japanese doujinshi circles, but that was to be expected with this year's events.

Some people might not be interested into reading the complete report, which is why I am posting this year's loot pictures first :



When I stepped by this artbooks stand, I merely spent all my money to get those three books OTL.... so what I got myself after were those very cute stickers (from Aranzi Aronzo)
Basically, everything they sold was really cute... but too pricey. 8__8

Never regretting the Tactics Ogre artbook though !!



I also got myself the two first volumes of Strobe Edge (by Sakisaka Io), which is one of my favourite shoujos. The panelling/pacing is very good, despite of the very beginning that some people would find "stereotyped" or weird. Past it, I really loved the scanlations' works, which made me discover and love this shoujo ; the french publisher and traduction, - with the typo for the title - didn't handle it well at all ; as a result, the work got sacrified (in my opinion) and the reading flow really suffered from the lack of french skills (and the will to make it look more professional by pulling dots after every each sentence, which just makes it the most unnatural ever).

In a few words, vocabulary mixed, (French being VERY subtile, you must use the right words in order to express the right things in the right context), lack of punctuation consistency literally ruined the work I've been so much looking forward to. To the point that I am myself considering to get the Japanese volumes...

But anyways, sorry for rambling over how a work got 'mis'published. It happens so much with even great works and make it appear dull that it irks and irritates me WAY TOO MUCH...



Look at that poster kana offered me when I bought strobe edge : the most kitschy and glittering poster I've ever seen in my life ever

After that, I was litteraly broke and didn't get to buy much anything else...

Detailed report under the cut !!

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Personality switch

  • Posted by: K★R
  • 2011/07/15 Fri 20:53
  • Paperplane

This is how Atsushi would probably look like if he had a personality-reverse.
I love drawing personality switch for my characters ! It's really interesting, as well as drawing them with different haircuts... (* q *)

Anyways ! I've been discovering and watching tooooons of korean/japanese dramas lately. Relaxing and taking a real break from drawing this time really was refreshing for me ; this time it was a break I took on my own, not a forced and frustrating break because of an artblock. (I was anyways in an artblock before so I couldn't help it ahaha)

It allowed me to study how the montage, OST, actors' play, backgrounds, plans, pacing, jokes, screenwriters etc. really had to be of the top quality all together to make a masterpiece. It's very interesting to study from movies, since I had never done so before...

I've been postponing the Japan Expo report (which exactly happened two weeks ago) many times out of lazyness, but the entry is still a draft and is full of crappy pictures dohoho. Coming soon though ! ;)

List of dramas I've watched :

Japanese dramas

★1 Hana kimi (2007) <-- Very funny !! Pause anytime in the drama and you will see what I am talking about... (especially the faces in the background) LOL
★2 Nodame Cantabile (2006)
★3 Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (2010)

Korean dramas

★1 You're beautiful (2009) <-- YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT. THE BEST AND FUNNIEST I SWEAR. I recommend it to people who even have a hard time with romance ; this is really funny and not so cheesy. Watch it !!!
★2 Heartstrings (2011, currently airing)
★3 Boys Before Flowers / Boys Over Flowers (2009)
★4 Mary stayed out all night (2010)

I would strongly recommend you to watch You're beautiful, Hana Kimi (and for Boys before flowers, you need to go past the first episode. After that, it's really entertaining).

But you must watch You're beautiful.

must must must must (click to watch)

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