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09/19/2002 Archived Entry: "Version 12"

Just Wingin' It version 12: "Comic Girl"

Aaa~... I've been meaning to get up a layout. ^_^ You should feel special Hana; you inspired me to make a new layout. Your new layout's so different from your previous work, I just had to make something completely different from my normal style too. Thus, version 12 was born. I really felt like making a layout based on a bishoujo game girl. Why? I just had a hankering to. No specific reason. So I decided on Inagawa Yuu from the game Comipa (Comic Party) by Leaf. I decided to do something I never did before: a theme layout. This one happens to be a doujin theme. Now the most difficult thing about this layout was trying to balance the general simplicity of doujin covers along with my desire to design like crazy. ^_^; I think I found a nice balance though. All in all, I really like this layout. I guess it's the boldness and simplicity. It's different for me. It may also be because it features Yuu on it. ^_^ Yah... Yuu's cute. But that's not the only reason why I like her. Yuu exemplifies the kind of doujin fan that I admire. She's in it not for glory, not for any kind of fame, but simply because she genuinely enjoys doujin. I think that's really admirable, unlike Emi. Although, I like Emi too. ^_^; I know... I have eclectic tastes in women. ^_^; Yah... maybe I'll do an Emi layout someday.... XD

So why haven't I been making posts this week thus far? Well... honestly, I haven't really been up to much. I've been at home, working in Photoshop, going to MGL, visiting people at my old high school, and playing Xenogears. Woo...? Really didn't think much if any of that stuff was worth mentioning at all.

I did go out and pick up two DVDs over the week. First, I got the first DVD of I My Me! Strawberry-eggs. This series is so great! I know it may be, by all appearances, standard anime fare, but I don't know... I like it. A lot. I guess it's because of the way the show is scripted. The series is about a guy who wants to become a teacher at a school, but they only hire female teachers. Thus, he cross-dresses to land the job. Now... I'm sure most of you have seen premises like this before. However, this series is different from the average "cross-dressing" anime series/episode. Instead of focusing on this man's difficulty of maintaining his image as a woman, they focus on the developing relationship between him and a female student. The story's really heart-warming. ^_^ I'm really enjoying it thus far. I'm looking forward to the next DVD.

Because Danny recommends it so highly, I also picked up Hellsing vol. 1 with the limited edition box. Now before I talk about the anime, lets talk about the box. I like the design on it. Very, very slick. No gripes about that. Now the limited edition "extra...." It's a "blood bag." Basically, it's an imitation medical blood bag thing with fake blood in it. Now I don't know about you, but I don't see a use for this "extra." I'm satisfied with the box already. Why the heck are you giving me an extra like this for? It's gonna be a pain to keep it too because I need to make sure it doesn't burst or anything. Bah. Well... packaging aside, the anime's really really interesting. I only got three episodes though, so I can't really say much right now. I can see where the series is going, but I haven't actually seen it yet, so I'll have to get back to you folks on that later. I have high expectations for the rest of the series though. There better be some darn good action sequences. ^_^

The sister actually came home this week. On Monday, she was unusually bored at Davis, so she came back to spend some time here before school starts. That kinda aleviates some lonesomness on my part. Seems just like life's back to normal. She went back today, but she's just staying there for two days and two nights, so she'll be back soon.

Seriously, you'd think that after such a long time, I would have more to say.... I don't. ^_^;

Replies: 4 comments

I love what you've done with the layout! It's really good and bright and cheery and...Me My! Strawberry Eggs (Isn't that the coolest title?) sounds really cool! I always wanted to watch an anime that dealt with a teacher/student relationship. :) Those are fun to read. Well, anyway, keep up the good work with the blog!

Posted by Shana-chan @ 09/20/2002 10:02 PM PST

wai~ kawaii=D a differnt look, really really nice^_^v

Posted by T-Chan @ 09/20/2002 03:24 PM PST

it's readable! j/k umm
thx for buying me stuff.. and err umm i can't think of anything eles to say

Posted by cinti @ 09/20/2002 02:39 PM PST

Wow! I've never actually inspired anyone in decades, even if I have the skill to draw, but I'm surprised u mentioned my name. ^^; My layouts don't neccessarily turn out that great as many others out there, but overall u made a happy Hana feel special. ;) Thanx for the compliment sensei. =D ::giggles nervously::

Posted by Hana @ 09/20/2002 02:19 AM PST

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