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End of Year Event 2009

Yes, I am so very late on this, but I was determined to shell this post out before 2010 otherwise I’ll be accused of being one year late with this post lol. First post of the new year yay!

I took no photographs of my own during the event, so I had to rely on my photographer friend for a bit of photo coverage. All pictures here should be credited to Jason Trooper.

Didn’t do much phototaking this time around as I was concentrating more on cosplaying for the first time. A good part of the morning was spent doing last-minute preparations and purchases and a good part of the early afternoon was spent getting my act together before actually walking around. A million thanks to all the guys who showed up to help, Biggu Gai especially. :D Will buy you guys lunch once I have enough money. :P

I really do know how to pose like a Jedi, don't I?

My costume for that day was basically a mash-up Black Rock Trooper: Stormtrooper with a little bit of Black Rock Shooter elements mixed in. My usual white shins were replaced with Darth Vader shinguards and riding boots (special thanks to the 501st Singapore Garrison’s resident Darth Vader for loaning them to me), and instead of arming my blaster I carried a lightsaber (the Star Wars equivalent of BRS’s Black Blade). I must say, the lightsaber was the main draw of the costume. People’s reactions towards me when the lightsaber was turned on and when it wasn’t varied from completely awed to nonchalant. :P Credits to the SG Garrison’s resident Jedi for lending that to me.

Gai's is the one that is lit up. The other one belongs to kodomut.

Other add-ons to it include a tiny blue LED that shone from my visor, a cybernetic imitation of BRS’s blue flame over her left eye (didn’t look so convincing though, I’m gonna have to re-think this one), and a Figma Drossel hooked onto my guitar amplifier to keep me company. She had been specially lit up as well to accompany my light-blue colour theme. Credits to kodomut for pioneering this piece of advanced technology, and once again to Gai for his hard work and efforts in hooking me up with all the gadgetry.

A New Hope!

Met this Black Rock Shooter cosplayer who was hanging out with her gang just beside where me and the guys were camped. She’s really nice. :3

She was at EOY2008 too! Click image to find out more.

Hotmail screwed me over this time so I never received confirmation of my EOY2009 media pass until much later after the event. Also, by the time I was done getting my cosplay up I had no more money with me. The end result was that I never really got a chance to take a gander at the happenings with the Drama Centre on the 3rd floor, with neither a media pass nor a paid ticket. I was mostly confined to hanging out on the ground floor.

The space offered there was vast, much vaster than the 3rd floor of Suntec City, where cosplayers are always seen hanging out whenever cosplay conventions were held at the Suntec Convention Centre. I got to see much more cosplay this time around as compared to previous events, and I was quite surprised at the high turnout too. Here are some more photos documenting the event. More coverage at TD8316’s EOY2009 report.

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End of Year 2009

A drought had recently befallen AKXD, and viewership rates have gone back down to meagre levels. As predicted, life after A levels had indeed gotten pretty hectic, especially over the past few weeks. Now that I’ve gotten my laptop back I’ve returned to playing Sins of a Solar Empire, Touhou Hisoutensoku, Facebook apps (which have now all but intensified, in effect taking up even moreof my online time), Trickster Online, downloading images (mostly Touhou) from danbooru, tabbing songs on Guitar Pro, etc. That doesn’t mean I’ve completely stopped blogging though. :\ So let’s get back to business. Continue reading

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Bad Apple!


I’m a month late in discovering this, having only listened to it for the first time last night. Which is good actually, considering the fact that one month ago my ‘A’-Levels were just around the corner. had I started listening to this then, I doubt I’d be able to concentrate much on my studies.

Because this song, and the PV, is just so damn addictive. :3

This is BAD APPLE!!, arranged by Masayoshi Minoshima, from the CD EXSERENS, with vocals by nomico. The video features spectacularly rendered shadow art of many familiar Touhou characters. I find the rhythm very mellow and entrancing, and the lyrics seem to identify very meaningfully with NEETs. (Not that I am one though ^^;) I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this one, more so if you’re a Touhou fan (have fun identifying each character that appears in the video!).

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Video Games Live


Found this in my mailbox today.

Hi there,

AXN BEYOND/Animax: Video Games Live Viewers’ Contest

Congratulations for winning the BEYOND/Animax “Video Games Live” Viewer Contest!

This letter issued by… Continue reading

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Infatuations; i.e. How I Deal with Them.


I pick up my trusty old guitar, and sing and strum along to this song. Very long but alluring intro, nicely harmonized, with an infectious bass riff, cosmic guitar licks, a radical drum progression, and airy piano scales. Continue reading

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