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More Tshirts??

Hey! It’s some more shirts I want!

I have about five different home-made versions of John’s Shirt from Homestuck, and I should probably actually purchase one. This is the Trickster version of his shirt, that just became available on WhatPumpkin.com, and like it! I like shirts that can double as potential cosplay.

I had this top in my previous post, only that top NO LONGER EXISTS. It is now available in a different colour in stead!

 

Cecil & Carlos Shirt (Silver)

Yay! Tshirts that I can hopefully get some day!

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50TH POST SPECIAL: Six T-Shirts I Will/Might Be Wearing In 2014

This is the 50th post on my blog, so to celebrate I bring you a very super special awesome and important post featuring:

SOME TOPS THAT I MAY OR MAY NOT PURCHASE AND WEAR COME THE NEW YEAR DEPENDING ON WHETHER I HAVE THE MONEY OR NOT

with special appearances from MY MAD PHOTO EDITING SKILLZ WITH MSPAINT so that YOU may have some idea to how I WILL/MIGHT look wearing said t-shirts!

1) Welcome To Night Vale Cecil & Carlos Shirt from TopatoCo

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Welcome To Night Vale is a podcast, but it also an internet sensation. Yes, things without pictures can be good too! Also, there’s gays. 

2) 50% OFF Thug Seme Vest Top from Rodeo Arcade

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50% OFF is an abridged series of the anime Free! and its SUPER GOOD AND GAY co-made by and co-starring Octopimp, who is a cool dude and voice actor who does alot of Homestuck stuff including but not limited to the voice of Eridan Ampora in Collab’s Let’s Read Homestuck. Also, it featrures LittleKuriboh. Little fucking Kuriboooohh. So yes, good thing, go watch.

Unfortunately, the shirt not 50% off #originaljoke

3) Homestuck Dave Strider Graphic Tee from What Pumpkin

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Of course there had to a Homestuck shirt in here.

Me taking a selfie of Dave taking a selfie.

4) 2 Kawaii 4 U Shirt from TopatoCo

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Finally, a shirt that sums up my existence.

  5) A Wizard Has Turned You Into a Whale Shirt from TopatoCo

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Remember when Roy from IT Crowd wore this shirt that one time? Well now I can cosplay as Roy EVERYDAY.

Also, it’s made by the Dinosaur Comics guy.

 

6) Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged Foxy Boxes T-Shirt from Shark Robot

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Heh Heh, Foxy Boxes.

From the Marik Plays Bloodlines series, part of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged made by GOD AMONGST MEN LittleKuriboh.

Liiiitttlllee Kuuuriiiiboooohhh.

 

Here’s to Fabulous~ New Year full of new shirts!

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Distracting Myself With READING

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I haven’t been posting much lately, because I’ve pretty much been super busy with work and stuff… Nah, just kidding. I’m still a useless lay-about. Mostly I’ve been reading, lots of important reading.

I’ve basically put aside the idea of going off to do an MA for a bit, partly because I can’t really decide what I should do. Should I go on with English Literature? Study Film? Or Screenwriting? Or just something awesome like Japanese Studies or Science Fiction?

It’s all giving me a headache, so I’m decided for now just to fuck it, fuck studying, and just read a shit-ton of books instead. I discovered that most of the modules I think look interesting include full reading lists on the website anyway, so until I can make a solid this is what I want to do with my life choice, I’m gonna knuckle down and ~educate myself~, as it were.

It’s kinda like a masters course, only it doesn’t cost thousands of £s and involves little to no essay writing!

The first book on my reading list is this:

Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless

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It seemed like a good place to start, a self-acclaimed no-bullshit introduction and guide to screenwriting, written by an actual screenwriter (always promising) and screenwriting university professor. So far the book is really good; the first few chapters basically talk about the nature of screenwriting as a profession, and as a writing form, and pretty much persuading the reader to avoid it at all costs – which is far enough, because it’s making sure you’re committed to the art. About twenty pages in, it pretty much confirmed my belief that screenwriting is something I’m passionate about – not only did it remind why I love it so much, but also helped me realise why I’m so shit at writing in other forms. Such as prose, I always write the dialogue first, and force myself to go back and insert description in between, ending up describing in detail where the characters’ eyes are looking or how they’re sitting. I tend to think ‘in pictures’, as it were. Further into the book involves writing exercises, which I’m pretty excited about.

Slightly less academically speaking, I’ve also been busying myself with:

Bakuman

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Bakuman is a fantastic manga, written and illustrated by the same duo as Death Note. And whilst the writing is still clever, and the art still beautiful, the tone and theme couldn’t be more different – the anime presents it as practically shojo, although the manga itself is really more of a coming-of-age slice-of-life story. The two protagonists – young boys in middle school – team up with a dream to create manga together, and the comic follows their path with the complications and lessons along the way.

It’s pretty inspiring stuff, a touching and hilarious tale about a couple of kids wanting their dreams to come true, and learning how to do so without compromising their art. I recommend it to anyone with artistic or creative dreams – and it’s pretty down-to-earth and often brutally honest at times, so it doesn’t feel too washed over with magic and happiness (this is, after-all, from the parents of Death Note). I’ll emphasis again that it’s main charm is the clever writing – afterall, it’s a story about a couple of kids creating manga, what’s exciting about that? Well, a lot, as it happens. You really root for these characters, and believe in them more and more as they grow and mature. It’s got true heart, this manga.

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The series also has an anime, which is excellent but unfortunately wasn’t too popular in the US as the dubbed series only ran for 7 episodes (!) although I would recommend watching them personally – for Shujin’s voice alone, which was just perfect. I know a lot of anime fans disagree with dubs but I happen to love a good English dub. Problems arise if the voices are all wrong (like the dub for the schoolgirl cast of K-On? Just creepy) or the dub is inaccurate, but having read the mangas I’d say the dialogue is pretty much spot-on – bar a couple of iffy comments about women and marriage, in which I was glad for some westernisation in those cases.

I’d also like to mention here the band Area 11 whose album All The Lights In The Sky is out and in the UK top 10  Indie Album chart this week, and whose song Dreams & Reality is based on Bakuman. The album also has songs based on anime such as Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, and Code Geass (also the namesake of the band), and video games too. Check them out!

And lastly, not strictly speaking (or non-strictly speaking) a book, but none-the-less time consuming and brilliant:

Homestuck

 

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Let’s Get Materialistic Here for a Sec

Here is some stuff that I want. I’m posting them because they are pretty and I want to be able to stare at them when I’m sad. These are all likely things I’ll take pictures of and say ‘oooh look how prettyyy~’ when I eventually get them.

So here are some things I will (hopefully) get:

WHEN I HAVE THE MONEY

Cost: £399

It’s been a couple of years – two exactly in fact – and it’s time to update. This goddamn beauty has everything I want or need in a computing device, and not just the ability to run things without over-heating (Note: my current laptop cannot do this). It has enough spec to play my games on (Sims 3 and Spore…) and a flashy camera and microphone built-in so I can record my face and stuff.

Cost: $20 + $22 + god knows how much $ for shipping

Homestuck is this awesome webcomic that’s got a lot of flash and interactive stuff and is the longest friggin’ thing in the world. Act 5 is gonna be twice the size of The Order of the Phoenix if they don’t cut it up.  It’s a bit dull in the beginning, and supposedly the books don’t pay the animated webcomic nearly enough justice, but goddammit do I want these books.

Evil CouncilYugioh Abridged: Screw The Rules Key Chain

Cost: $18 + £10 + IDEK how much $ for shipping

Yugioh Abridged! Giving money to LittleKuriboh! Need I say more?

Cost: £15 each

Pretty sure I was supposed to be getting these for Christmas. But I didn’t and now I need to pay for them myself.

But look how preettttyyy~

Cost: £25 each

Yeah, ok, I like the Sims. So, sue me. I like to make families and houses and shit. I like it and I want to enhance my experience of it.

WHEN IT COMES OUT (AND I HAVE MONEY)

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Release date: Jan 24th & March ’13

Yes more Sims. When I have my new laptop I can have ALL of the expansion packs. All of them.

But seriously looking forward to University Life. That was my favourite Sims 2 Expansion pack, and now I can use it to relive the Uni experience whenever I want!

My Sims are gonna get so drunk

Release date: Feb ’13

Perks is one of my favourite ever books, and I’m very nervous about seeing the movie in case it will ruin the book for me yada yada yada. But the same time I really want to see it. I didn’t see it in the cinema, so I’m saving myself for the DVD. That way I can do a fun screen cap review of it, analyzing all the ways it murdered my childhood.

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