I Leave for Japan on August 4th!

Which means that I will be there August 5th? 10 days in Japan! Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kyoto! The trip should be really fun! I thought it would be cool to look at some of the collages that I made from my 2010 trip that are currently in my photo album!

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Sapporo

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Near Hostel in Tokyo

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Amerikamura

 

Also, here are some videos.


And now… to finish getting ready for my trip.

 

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Animation crew the musical?

I was first made aware of Boyinaband via people sharing one of his videos on youtube about how he hadn’t learned certain real life things in school… that was interesting. He’s friends with Jaiden Animations, as well as TheOdd1sOut, and here are two music videos that were made in collaboration with those two.

Pretty cool videos! Jaiden’s deals with her own personal experiences, while Jame’s (TheOdd1sOut) is the polar opposite almost!

I’m going to Japan

Sunday was so worthless, I stayed inside most of it and worked on this video blog about how I’m going to Japan in August, and all about my trip in 2010.

Please note that this was done under my new YouTube channel: Kerfuffle 226 which has a twitter handle: https://twitter.com/226Kerfuffle although you can still use my NetSenshi one here: https://twitter.com/netsenshi

Special thanks to Frog 50 for doing such an awesome job helping me make some avatar stuff for my videos. I won his Patreon raffle, and he agreed to do that instead of the 1 second of animation, which was great! Here’s his latest animation!

 

SoulCalibur has sexy ladies?

Ivy Soulcal6Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio interviewed the creators of SoulCalibur 6, and had the very important question: Why dem titties? Their response? We like titties. Titties sell. We HAVE to make money with this game. I mean… we didn’t mean to make them that hot?

Seriously though… in a world where we are getting stories like how Dead or Alive is toning down the sex appeal to make their games be known for being cool instead, I get where Cecilia D’Anastasio is coming from. Besides… these costumes are impractical for the world and genre that they reside in… as proven by Rooster Teeth in 2010.

When I watch a fighting game youtuber live react to SoulCalibur reveals, they have one thing on their mind… Will they nerf Ivy’s outfit? Will they tone down her body? The breast physics? Will they have Nightmare and Siegfried? Okay… there are other questions as well… but Ivy was the top one that I kept seeing.

Remember one of the largest fears that male gamers had during the whole #GamerGate kerfuffle? The supposed SJW’s are commin fer my sexy lady games! Well, some people behind the scenes argued that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn’t come out to North America do to views on how women are depicted in video games. When Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water came to the west, they replaced swimsuits with Samus’s Zero Suit from Metroid instead, and people cried censorship.

Keeping Ivy the same prevents those geeks from raging and boycotting the game. You don’t want those people feeling justified in their fears that liberal politically correct people took their anime video game boobies from them… unless you know, that is what you are trying to do.

Here’s what I have to say. I want my games to be as close to the original version as possible… unless you are legitimately adding in something instead of taking something out other than bugs. If the choices are: Leave the game the same, Don’t bring it to the west, or modify out whatever was obscene…. most of the time, I’m picking Leave the game the same.

UNLESS, of course, the game can not come out without changes. For example… and this is an extreme one in a different genre, the book IT has the kids beat IT by no longer being kids with a sex scene, or something. The movie, changed a bit, and lost that.

Ivy militarySo if SoulCalibur receives an AO rating, for example, because of Ivy’s outfit and breast physics? Change Ivy. It sucks, but at least we got the game. Mai Shiranui’s outfit being censored in the western SNES version of Fatal Fury where her boobs also do not bounce at all? Wow that was terrible. Please, do not do that to Ivy.

I feel like the answer for future SoulCalibur games is to just have more conservative costumes as well as introduce diverse characters who are dressed more… ready for a sword fight.

How is Steve Trevor back???

Wonder Woman 1984 pictures have been coming out, and Steve Trevor has been seen standing next to Princess Diana… and people are just wondering how and why?

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Greek Mythology is my head canon. We have seen in shows such as Hercules and Xena where the hero goes to Tarturus and sees their fallen beloved… well… Wonder Woman is in that universe as well. Steve Trevor did die because of The God of War‘s shenanigans…

I think it would be romantic as hell for Princess Diana of Themyscira to go to Hell and back for her fallen comrad. Or hey… maybe Steve was granted a 24-hour pass… who knows.

Poisonous Throwback Thursday

transitionI will never be the cosplayer I expected myself to be, sadly. I just… don’t have it in me. My first cosplay was one that I really loved doing, The Poison Mushroom from Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels.

Not only is this my first cosplay, but I honestly would not have met one of my best friends if not for this one, Marzgurl, as I remember first posting about it on Kamikaze con’s message board, and then her introducing herself to me at the convention.

Let’s take a look at this costume through the couple of years it was in active rotation.

 
I do want to point out one thing about the last picture. It was at O-Chibi-con in… 2006 maybe? I was only there for a day. Some of the people in this photo, I really expected to be life long friends. Bottom right? That’s a buddy of mine from High School, Blake. That guy was pretty cool, and we went to some of our early anime conventions together. I haven’t spoken to him in years. The only person left is Kaylyn, and that’s a little sad to me.

There was also a variant I did of The 1-Up Mushroom! Less popular, but I found it fun.

I even got a friend to cosplay as 1-up as I went as a cosplay from SNK… that being said, the thing about life is that you never get to hang out with people as much as you would like, and so true is cosplay… I wish I had cosplayed 1-up more and hung out with my friends more.

Maybe one day I will cosplay these magnificent bastards again, and who knows… maybe I will get my fungi army this time around. Probably not though.