I’ve MOVED!

June 10, 2009

OP run

I’ve FINALLY moved my blog to www.lovelyduckie.com! Please go there for any new posts! I’ve moved all my anime/manga/video game reviews over to the new blog, but I’m leaving all the old figure reviews and other posts on this blog! I’m hoping my figure reviews on the new blog will have better lighting due to my new equipment.


Rising Manga Prices

June 9, 2009

Viz mag

Ok, I said I was going to do my next post on my new Blog, but I lied! The new blog is just about done, I just need to transfer all my posts tonight after work. I’m just so disappointed with rising manga prices lately that I had to make a post! With so many companies selling their manga at over $10 these days I was happy that Viz was still around to hold down the affordability fort at $7.95 for Shonen Jump titles and $8.99 for Shojo Beat titles. Now I look at the pre-orders for the newest manga from Viz and they’re all at the new price of $9.99.

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Posting on HOLD!

June 1, 2009

PW Duckie

I have some new posts all ready to go (a figure review and a Yahoo Japan/Proxy service use tutorial) but I really want to put them up as some of my debut posts on my blog when it becomes www.lovelyduckie.com . Especially since I think I’m really starting to nail the lighting on my figures, I want all my better figure reviews on the new site. So I’m going to hold off on posting this week until I get the new blog setup. Initially it’ll probably look similar to this one but I hope to make it much sexier looking since I can now freely manipulate more features. Also why Phoenix Wright images? Lately in my free time I’ve been chewing through Phoenix Wright: Justice For All…I have no idea why these games are so damn addicting for me! I just love them🙂

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Figure Haul Catch Up…and a New Buddy

May 26, 2009

HMokona1

My last haul post was March 3, 2009…have I not been buying anything since then? AHAHAHAHAHA my bf wishes I wasn’t! Nope I’ve continued getting my pre-orders in and a few fun impulse figures on top of it (not to mention a few dolls not pictured here). I’ve even (very recently) become experienced at purchasing off Yahoo Japan to get an item. I forgot to take pictures of my newest Manga, I COULD skip the manga but I really want to talk a bit about the content of a few of the series I’ve purchased recently. I’ll just throw them onto the end of my next haul. Also who is my new buddy? It’s not Mokona, although he was a fun extra surprise! You’ll see at the end of my post. So here we are, about 3 months of goodies! I haven’t opened them yet because I’m still unpacking and moving into my house, I’m going to put up some nice shelving for them after I wash the walls (yes the walls REALLY do need to be washed…I’m not just OCD in this case).

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20th Century Boys (Manga)

May 18, 2009

Side Note: I was going to post another figure review soon but the images I took are sub par in terms of the lighting. I JUST ordered an awesome lighting set last Friday, I was inspired by Meronpan’s improvement in lighting when he bought a set. So until that arrives I’m afraid I want to put my figure review posts on hold, should probably only be another week at most. But in the meantime…a manga review!

Cover 1

Plot Summary
Humanity is facing extinction at the end of the 20th Century for reasons yet to be fully known/understood to the reader. In 1969 a group of boys created a symbol for their friendship and played games of world dominantion and war…however…28 years later the symbol they created is appearing in seemingly random places. These symbols slowly start to string together dark dealings and mysterious deaths of alarming severity. The main character Kenji was a member of this group of boys. Kenji is now an adult and he long ago gave up on all his dreams and currently runs a convenience store with his mother, and watches his missing sister’s child. When Kenji’s old friend is reported to have committed suicide he begins to get involved in a real life version of the game he played as a child.

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Cynical Orange Review (Manhwa)

May 13, 2009

Cynical Orange 1

Cynical Orange 2Cynical Orange 3

Plot Summary
Hwang Hyemin is the most beautiful girl at her school, all the boys love her and every girl absolutely hates her. The girls go out of their way to pick on her and she never defends herself. Why? Because there is one boy that she has a crush on, and her true personality is violent and tempermental. She feels that if she showed that aspect of herself he wouldn’t like her, but of course one day she overhears a conversation where her crush states that he doesn’t like her and that there is probably a reason why she doesn’t have any friends…from that day on she stops pretending and acts herself. However, in the meantime a boy from another school named MaHa has begun pursuing her after seeing her at the front gates of her schoool.

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Summer Vacation is Here!

May 5, 2009

ls-summer-11

Finishing up a paper on Crocs tonight (yes Crocs that plastic/foam shoe thing) and then I’m FREEEEEEEEEE! Well free from school, a girl’s gotta work to buy figures/anime/manga. I skip the Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Happy V-Day posts most bloggers do…but you can be damn sure I’ll always celebrate the end of a semester with a post!!! I have a whole list of fun things I want to do this summer! Although if something else fun pops up naturally I go after it and ignore the list!

crocs

Does anyone else like making fun TO DO lists? Or am I the only one that likes organized FUN!?

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