Netsenshi @ 19

The name of this blog combines the English word interNet and the Japanese word Senshi together. While I have never really known if I should do the name as Net Senshi, NetSenshi, Netsenshi, Net-Senshi… what I do know is that the name that I’ve used for forever has turned 19 this year! April 1st, to be exact.

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I originally did the name for a webcomic that I posted on a terrible website as well as to an e-group. It was about Sailor Uranus and Neptune. The website, ironically, was called Sailor Moon 19, because Angelfire assigned it a number.

That comic, like that website, went nowhere, but hey… we have a blog now. Here’s the original banner!

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The blog turned 12 on the same day as the anniversary of the name. With everything going on with my health after getting what turned out to be Covid-19, as well as everything going on in the world… I did not celebrate.

Here are some images from over the years? I hope you get something out of it… oh, and happy Throwback Thursday!

 

 

 

Evelyn The Mermaid?

I showed off the Kittyhawk image of Evelyn bursting out of my hoodie last week, and I thought that it would be fun to re-show some of the art of Evelyn for this Mer-Monday!

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Evelyn started out as just my favorite female name, and then ended up being the female avatar incarnation for myself… because I am not a fan of my first name feminized.

Kittyhawk was actually not the first person I went to for this female incarnation of even mermaid incarnation… The first person was Cluedog, aka Smooch.

I didn’t give Cluedog a lot of direction, and eh… the art looks rather nice, especially Evelyn as a human.

Web comic artist Kittyhawk had done some work on a Disney related project, and since I had been plugged into her network, I might as well have that honor of commissioning her for it. Since I’ve shown the mermaid of her, below is the two other pictures of her. Who knows, maybe one day, I’ll have more art of Evelyn.

Evelyn has been described by others as a Muse, which was humorous to me at the time, but the latest picture of her… she’s showing a lot of cleavage… for all I know… hmm… She could be a mermaid inside off that hoodie, or my chest? Maybe she is chest bursting and my body is the bottom part of her fin OH LORD THAT  WOULD BE TERRIFYING! So um…

Happy Mer-Monday, everyone!

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Right as I was recovering from Covid-19, I saw that one of my favorite web comic artists, Kittyhawk, was taking commissions. Before my stimulus check even had a chance to land in my bank account, I lept at the chance! I’ve been on a huge Futaba-Kun Change kick lately, so I decided to have her make a piece that was an homage to the cover of the Monthly Shōnen Jump that Futaba debuted in! Here’s the end results!

My “better” half, is Evelyn… who Kittyhawk has drawn before for me in the past.

Kittyhawk has an awesome art style, and she’s a woman who loves drawing sexy women with some amazing assets… such as in her webcomic Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki… which is a… gender bent magical girl comic featuring characters/powers heavily influenced by Norse mythology!banner_yuuki

To find out when she is doing commissions, which she currently is doing… check her out on twitter: https://twitter.com/SGVY

Demi Lovato – I Love Me

Demi Lovato is apparently making headlines on her new song “I Love Me,” which is about self love. I previously mentioned her views when a fan of hers turned her into a mermaid in some fan art that she didn’t approve of, which can be found here: https://netsenshi.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/disney-star-upset-about-mermade-ification/

I mentioned the fan art, because it shows the same side of Lovato that this song does. That she’s sadly really good at beating herself up over her appearance, meanwhile others find her beautiful. To this fan, I’m sure that this is how she looks to them… that being said, all she thinks is ‘this is how I am supposed to look?’ Anyways, I thought I’d use this music video as a reminder of a previous blog article… because… I don’t listen to a lot of her music, and became aware of her outside of it?

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My Monthly Shōnen Jump from 1990

I recently ordered this old tokuban from 1990 because my favorite manga in my senior year of high school was Hiroshi Aro’s Futaba-kun Change!Futaba-kun change

I had no idea that there were colorized versions of some of the pages! I wonder if there are more in other tokuban.

I guess I will never know though… because this took forever to get here. Not from Japan, that went by pretty easily, but coming from New York? That took 19 days!

Above is an ad for some cards? I think they were calling cards. If the page of Futaba covering up his girl form looks familiar, I posted it before… from the image gallery they had online. The one with boy Futaba and his classmates though I had not.

Well… who knows what I’ll uncover from this old manga next. Probably phone cards.