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Blue Dragon

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About Blue Dragon

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Anime

  • Favourite Anime
    How can one pick a favorite?
    Sailor Moon, Magic Night Ray Earth, Fushigi Yuugi (first season only)
    Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist (both series)
    Millennium Actress
    FLCL, Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue, other weird stuff.
    Akira, Darkside Blue, Vampire Hunter D (both films,) etc...
    Princess Mononoke & Howl's Moving Castle
    etc...
  • Favourite Genres
    Action
    Adventure
    Comedy
    Fantasy
    Magic
    Mystery
    Psychological
    Sci-Fi
    Shoujo
    Supernatural
    Space Opera
  • Favourite Characters
    Nuriko, Ashura & Souma (Rg Veda,) Ed, Al, Lust (FMA,) Spike & Edward (CB)
  • Favourite Character Type
    Genki - Set 3

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Video Games

  • Favorite Video Game/Series
    Tencho Wrath of Heaven and Fatal Shadows; Final Fantasy (all up to XV, but NOT XIII)
  • Favorite Video Game Characters
    Tifa, Rose (Legend of Dragoons,) I guess Link?
  • Favorite Game Consoles
    I mean...old consoles and computer games? I play on Steam a lot now.

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  1. I used to listen to The Byrds a lot growing up...and now I'm going back This song is so beautiful. It shows they can do more than just remake Dylan songs XD (Of course they could, even without David Crosby, whose music I really enjoy also.)
  2. OOOh wow! That's super cool! *o* Man, my dudefriend would maybe like that! I...may look into getting that for him for h is birthday :3 (I already got Christmas covered XD) Thanks for sharing that!
  3. I haven't been around much since I'm prepping to have my very first book at a convention! I'm super stoked, but...it's been pretty busy.

    I'm still puttering around here, and hope to be more active after the new year :D Just an FYI for anyone wondering :3

    1. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      what kind of book is it?

    2. Blue Dragon

      Blue Dragon

      It's a manga-inspired comicbook I do. It's free online, but as a person who likes to hold things, I thought it'd be nice to sell. I also have a bunch of stickers and prints and such. I am so excited! I have been working on this comic since college, and finally got it to a point where it looks decent (not great, but decent XD). I'm actually waiting for the printers to get back to me about Act 2...I'm printing them off one act at a time :3

      If you're interested, you can check it out (please don't feel obligated, I realize people have lives and things to do.) It's free (just mind the annoying ads. Gotta have them there.)

      http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

       

       

  4. I prefer a paperback or hardback to a tablet or computer (I don't read novels on the desktop or laptop...I just can't get comfortable!) I liked the idea of the tablet, but 1) had problems downloading books, 2) got headaches from trying to read them (even with light adjustments, 3) get annoyed with the touch pad. I also like to write notes in some of my books. If it's particularly engaging, or something I want to look for and reference later, I might underline a sentence or write notes in the margins. Not every book, but certain ones make me do that XD I know that drives some people nuts, but I just got into this habit in school and college. I think a lot of it has to do with how I learn...I like to write things out so I can remember it :3 I also like the feel of books...and sometimes the smell. But I have had the issue of little space, so we've been taking a lot of our books in (that I haven't scrawled over) and trading them in for cash...gotta downsize.
  5. ^^This! Did you know it was based off I think one chapter of a much larger work? I really want to read the book
  6. Okay thanks for letting me know! You should share them so we can see once they get done. :3 It'll be cool to see what they come up with
  7. I second what the others are saying :3 I love black and white comics! And it's not just manga :3 The cool thing about black and white is you could combine your contrast with screentones, or you could rely solely/predominately on ink. Like...the artist who did Blame and Noise use only ink techniques. Or like Junji Ito, he uses mad crazy ink skills! Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, David Small, and many other western artists use grey scale, too Gorey's more into the ink techniques, while Addams & Small used a lot of washes.
  8. ....I don't think this is it, but was there any video taping involved? Like I was thinking Millennium Actress.... Or maybe In This Corner of the World? Does this look familiar? *side note, was it too long ago to check your browser history? Or did you already think of that?
  9. Take aaaaaaaallll of this with a grain of salt, because it may not be accurate. I was just trying to get a basic idea of pay in Japan. I am not certain how accurate these are, but if anyone else has legit sources, please correct me! I'm certainly not an authority on this. Cost of living in Japan: 17.99% higher than the US (this varies, they're using averages for both countries.) https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Japan I couldn't find what a reasonable amount for weekly food expenses would be. US to Yen conversion: $300 is approx. 32,763.40/month https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?From=USD&To=JPY Typical salary (again, this is I guess an average.) According this website the average salary is 684,471/month http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=107&loctype=1 684,487-32,763= 651,724 That's a pretty wide gap, if these numbers are accurate.
  10. I like it all :3 As long as the dubbing isn't terrible. If it's bad...it can still be okay if it's so bad it's funny XD I lost some hearing when I was a kid...and probably even more from going to concerts, but I always have the subtitles on even if it's dubbed or a just a show in English. Sometimes I like the voice actors in one better than the other, so I guess it just depends
  11. I couldn't really put in my full answers for some of them, so I guess I'll go into more detail here. (I wanted to chose several genres XD) 1) If I had to choose, Cowboy Bebop. I can (and have) watched this over and over. Full Metal Alchemist is another, but it's longer, and there's two series, so I decided not to pick that one 2) Fluid animation; fantastic character development and design; phenomenal sound track; good combo of comedy, drama, and action; solid story and world building. 3) Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, supernatural, horror, mystery, psychological, & sci-fi. 4) I actually watch less than a day. Even when I was heavy into anime, I watch it in spurts Like several in a day, then weeks without it XD 5) I've learned a lot about framing, a little bit about historical events in some animes, pacing, and I've picked up a few words and phrases from anime. Also it's taught me about various different stylistic choices (I'm looking at it more from...learning about the technical stuff XD) I'm sure there's other stuff that I've actually learned, like fact-wise, but I tend to take all fiction with a grain of salt :3
  12. Noise. I think it's a prequel to BLAME, but I've never read that series. It's a one shot, though, so there's not much to read. The art's amazing, though. It's all done in ink, with no screentoning. It's a bit violent...but I figure that's not going to be an issue? Here's a link with more info: https://myanimelist.net/manga/465/NOiSE Akira (since, it's present in my mind due to another thread XD.) It's pretty long... Clover was good. It's CLAMP...and I'm usually pleased with CLAMP XD Maybe X? It's sci-fi and magic...I'm not sure if has an official ending, though. I'm not sure what happened, but the story went on hiatus. I still think it's worth a read, if you like the artist team.
  13. Not sure if you're still around the forum, but I wondering if you were looking to commission someone for pay or not?
  14. Luna Lovegood~11 Cho Chang~11 Penelope Clearwater~9 Marcus Belby~10 Professor Trelawney~10 Professor Flitwick~10 Gilderoy Lockheart~10 Helena Ravenclaw~9 Hope I did this right XD (stalling on work XD)

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