Someone asked for a picture of my new cat and I had wanted to post some other pictures for a while, so here they are.
First of is the new cat. She a bit thicker now, because it’s not a recent picture and she was very underfed when I got her from the street. But since she is even less cuddly than my last cat was and doesn’t like to get touched, and even less to get picked up, it’s hard to get a good picture of her. Add to that the fact that it was dark already, so the lighting is not at it’s best (as you will see in the other pictures), I really wasn’t trying to take a fresh one.
Like I wrote before, two days after getting Nele, Germany won the World Cup. To celebrate that I bought myself a 1:1 replica. Obviously there is no real gold in it, but it’s the same hight and has the same weight.
I had bought some other collectibles. Not sure at what number you call it a collection, but still.
Most recently I bought a High Elven Warrior Sword replica from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Not sure if they actually appear outside of the Prolog in the first movie for that one scene, but I always found they looked awesome.
It was a pain to get. I couldn’t find it anywhere in Germany, so I looked in the US. Than I emailed back and forth with they guy where I bought it. It wasn’t exactly cheap to begin with, and the shipping was 65 dollars. And then, because there was no shipping info on the outside of the package, I had to go down to customs to get it. Took a long time for them to classify it, and I had to pay some more money. But it’s a real beauty. My crappy Iphone picture doesn’t do the detail on that thing any justice. Absolutely worth the money.
Around the same time I bought myself a replica of Kenshin’s Sakabatō. Not my first Katana actually. Years and years ago I bought a set of crappy stainless steel replicas. A Wakizashi and a Katana. A few years ago I added a replica of O-Ren Ishii Katana actually. Didn’t buy it because of that but because of the style of it, without the handguard thing, whatever it’s called.
That one is actually made like real ones are, with folding the steel. You can supposedly use it for cutting tests which are done on rolled matts or something which equate to body parts. You also have to keep the blade oiled up so it doesn’t rust.
The Sakabatō I got recently is made the same way. They obviously were still really cheap and don’t hold up to a real one, but they are at least above the pressed stainless steel crap.
The last thing I had to get was a replica of a light saber. It’s the one Luke used at first which Anakin (“Fuck immaculate conception, I was Anakin’s dad”) used in his fight with Obi-Wan. The one with the blue blade. Not my favorite, but I got that because you can remove the blade from the hilt. Pretty cool.
The next stuff I wanna get is a green premium lightsaber, Indy’s hat and a 6 shooter.
As for DragonBall. Not sure how known it is but Mofogoku (check out his Db releases if you haven’t alredy) asked me to do a colored chapter. Not sure what his real plans are, because I’m not doing it like he does his releases as far as resolution and spacing goes. Not even sure if has rules about that like I do with my pages, where I want to keep the spacing above, under, left and right to the actual panels very close to the previous page. So I move and try to work the image so that the actual pictures are all centered the same way (obviously I keep one side smaller in “white space” than the other deping on if it’s a left page or a right page. Not sure why, but I do it).
Here I don’t do his style, because I don’t know it, but I’m also not doing my own style, since I do a higher picture size than I do in my own releases. Don’t know if I’m gonna typeset it, which trans or fonts will be used, or if mofo is also doing a release for that chapter. I hope he does, because I can take my sweet time then.
I do it anyways because it gives me the opportunity to do a super saiyajin (I know that’s not the english way to say it, but it’s much cooler souning in my opinion) chapter. It’s Gohans fight against perfect Cell. Some portion of that.
But work has been real slow because I discovered a chain of things.
Fist you have to know that even though I’m german, I don’t want to watch stuff in german. Ever since I was a teen, me and my friends wanted to get to the newest episodes of our favorite shows (like the simpsons) as fast as possible. You have to wait a long time for the german dub to air on televison, so we watched in english.
As time went on you naturally got better in understanding it. Quite strange how easily that happens. If you have a base to start with you don’t even have to stop and look up words or ask people about them. You pick it up from context. Worked for me, and I wasn’t really interested in learning english before than and never had great grades in it.
But once you understand it you see the difference to the german version. In the case of the Simpsons the german dub is still funny on it’s own, but other stuff just isn’t funny in german anymore. There is no going back, the quality is so much better. Since that time I watch movies and Tv-series in english. Animes of course in japanese with english subtitles.
Because of that and the fact that you don’t have that option over your TV, I use my lapstop to stream all of it.
On the great site I use which has switched names a few times, I happened to click on recently uploaded Tv series one day and saw a show called “Red vs Blue”. I checked it out and enjoyed it, so I checked out the RoasterTeeth guys other stuff, which I also enjoyed lots of. First that got me on a little minecraft kick. I new of the game and it didn’t really cause me to go out and really play it, like farm and craft everything manually, but I wanted to build some things.
And then it happened. Gus and Bernie played a game called DayZ which I never heard about. Let me tell you how glad I am that I do now. I love that game. It’s an early alpha, but very awesome. And nervewrecking from time to time. But maybe that’s me because I’m still a bambi when it comes to dealing with other players. I’ve been playing a lot, so if you ever see Feanor on a server, that’s gonna be me. Maybe I even get my own server in the future.
Have a good one you guys (and gals). Sorry this wasn’t a release post though