I wanted to get this owl batch in the store tonight but I have to work on a quilt for a work sample (photographing, editing pics, and making listing for each owl takes time!)…
…so here is a super teasing photo of them in cup of noodles box.
Would you like a cup of owls? <3
500% not sorry
So according to the forums, no one has scheduled one of these yet, so here we go! This is the first photoshoot I’ll be running, but I’m pretty good at organizing things, so I think we’ll be fine!
WHEN: Saturday, 2-3pm
WHERE: Outside the convention bag check area, next to Dunkin Donuts
WHO: Any character from the RotBTFD fandom (Big Four/Super Six and all others)
The shoot should run like this:
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Rise of the Guardians
- Big Four/Super Six
- Crowd Requests
Not everyone wants to do shippy pics, so requests will be going before that :)
This information is also posted on the Anime Boston forum here.
Let me know if you have any questions!!
Signal Boosting my own shoot. If you’re going to AB, send it around! :) A ROTG exclusive shoot will probably happen right after at 3pm, but I’ll make an announcement when that becomes official.
I’ll be at this shoot as Pitch and co-hosting / helping organize! :) I am happy we are including everyone!
Also a PJ party hangout like what I did last year (‘Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons and friends’ !) has a facebook page and starts 9:00pm Saturday night on the third floor of the con (in the hall).
You know that isn’t a bad idea…like if I used 3 of the thicker elastic ties together hummmm. Just I would think just one would stretch outta place a little as the toy is being used, you know? :’D
Thanks for the tip!
Adult toy written review under the cut with clean pics.
(it’s a great companion to the Cocaktrice. I talk about both of them as they are similar toys, and Cockatrice is my fav):
This is Miyazaki’s last movie as a director, though he did say that like what 3 movies ago. He apparently means it this time! (trailer here)
The movie is about a historical figure, Jiro Horikoshi, aka the man who desigened the WWII (in)famous ‘Zero’, aka the sleek Japanese fighter plane that kicked our asses in WWII until we could design something to keep up. :’D However, Miyazaki portrays the man as an artist of engineering who is forced to mold with the time he is born in. All he wants to do is ‘make beautiful airplanes’ but of course what the country wants to put money into tools of war.
The story is ‘highly fictionalized’. Meaning to say, besides the historical plane designs Jiro made, real life people/events (like the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923), and the fact Jiro went to school in Tokyo for engineering and worked for Misubishi, none of the little details about Jiro are historical. Also note the love interest is completely fictional as well. The movie never gets into the nitty gritty of the war either, it’s all centered around Jiro’s life as an engineer.
But this is not a documentary on History Channel, it’s a Miyazaki movie, so it’s really about the art direction and characters. And the movie IS gorgeous. I am glad I saw it on the big screen. Ghibli just continues to show how gorgeous and engaging rich 2D animation is (and how much *COUGH MAJOR AMERICAN ANIMATION STUDIOS COUGH* is missing out.) The amazing crowd scenes, the SMOKE, the little refractions of peoples eyes in thick glasses, the texture of the blowing grass. I also loved how he made the earthquake (and some machines) feel like a living monster that growled and breathed.
Yes the love interest is totally fictional, but do I care? Not really. It was sweet and I did really care about him and Naoko. Jiro’s friend, a fellow engineer, and his boss at Mitsubishi are both a riot too. The best is the dream sequences where we see the beauty of flight, a golden era of sorts, that Jiro really wants to see. He talks with an Italian designer in his dreams, Giovanni Caproni. They are indeed dreamlike against the real life troubles of, well, real life.
It’s not my favorite from Ghibli, I like the more fantasy type movies, also the ones with female leads. That is the one thing this movie lacks that we usually see from Miyazaki…prominent, fleshed out female characters. But it does take place in an era where women were background to men and were housewives for the most part…so I can’t fault it too much for that. The women we do see are not negative. Naoko is devoted and strong despite being terminally ill, Jiro’s younger sister aspires and achieves schooling for being a doctor, and his boss’s wife is super awesome for the minimal we know of and see her.
But yea, I did enjoy it :) If you love period Japan movies, and/or the look and feel of Miyazaki movies, even if this one is different then the usual fare story and subject wise, go see it!
Got a fiber wig for Juju (normally she is a fur wig kinda doll). This wig is made by Licht! It’s gorgeous! Will be good for future outfits I have planned. This is the 7-8 size and fits my minifee perfect (it has elastic in the headcap so it stays put easy).
My Bad Dragon Nox arrived!
I was visiting Koalas for a few days <3 and took the bus to Baltimore instead of driving to save money. I hated to say goodbye. :( but I am also glad to be home cause the bus was late and I just barely made the Septa train in Philly (if I missed it I’d have to have waited almost an hour for the next one).