I thought I had already given up hope after watching Fate/Stay Night and finding myself falling asleep when wind of Fate/Zero reached my ears. Being the very open minded person I am, I decided to run it past myself. Fate/Zero is the prequel to what would be a rather boring Fate/Stay Night, and apparently shows that just before Shirou and company got together, some very epic battles were fought.

written by astrobunny \\ anime, arthur, awesome, fate, gilgamesh, kariya, king, kiritsugu, matou, night, rin, saber, sakura, stay, tokiomi, tousaka, zero

Everyone's really busy today trying to get stuff tied up for friday!

written by astrobunny \\ drossel, figma, fraulein, haruhi, hiyori, kagami, kyon, kyonko, len, miyuki, nendo, rin, ryouko, tsukasa

Yes folks, I iz in AKL infiltratingz ur armegedonz. Armaggeddon Auckland was quite a bit bigger than Armaggeddon Christchurch, but contrary to my expectations, apparent anime fandom is not directly proportional to the size of the event. Here's my scoop on this event that I was actually heavily anticipating.

In the last post I said I got a figma Golgo. It was nicer than I expected, and comes with the biggest extra I've ever seen come with a figma. A di:stage basic set. I really didn't expect it until I noticed that the box was unusually thick. Then it occured to me that there was stuff behind the red background.

written by astrobunny \\ assasin, bag, cool, figma, golgo, rifle, rin, sniper, tohsaka

What made me chuckle today was Rin asking me what kind of drugs I was dealing to be able to get all these companions for her. I thought that that was pretty funny because I'm now way behind on making any figma comics lately. But since I've had a turn of events in RL, you'll see more coming in a bit.

written by astrobunny \\ cheese, cheeze, churuya, di:stage, golgo, kagamine, lucky, nyoron, rin, seto, shakugan no shana, smoked, star, tsuruya

I remember getting the Fraulein Revoltech Yuki even when I had the figma one. Thinking that Revoltech, a longtime maker of action figures would make something nice and decent too, I was instantly disappointed. Now comes another action figure brand from Aoshima called Mobip. At first glance, it looks like a very Chinese attempt to imitate figma's runaway success at producing anime action figures. But being fans of a similar action figure brand, let's have a closer look anyway.

written by astrobunny \\ action figure, aoshima, busters, figma, imitation, kamikita, komari, little, little busters, mobip, natsume, rin

I didn't expect my last blog post to be embraced with such a warm response, and I would like to thank Tadano Suki, Nakano Azusa, Katherine Williams, Tuna, Kimura Reiko, Tiara, Suna, Sylvia, Kate, Rita and Sancta for posting all those constructive comments from the same IP address.

I'd like to say that I really enjoyed the event, and the cosplayers were a lot of fun too. I'm not sure why the spammer got so hot and bothered about what I said about the cosplayers because its true, but I'll let it say what it must to get over it. For those of you who were awesome, kudos. To those of you who failed, just try harder and earn a place of praise in my future posts.

And to the one I bought posters from, you're awesome ;). See you at Armaggeddon.

written by astrobunny \\ 2009, auckland, doujin, kagamine, len, nz, overload, rin, rofl, spam, spammers fail more than failplays, troll, vocaloid

After looking at Shance's failsketch of what he calls "Loli Tohsaka Rin", and as a fan of Fate/Stay Night's young genius sorceress and romantic target, I felt obliged to salvage whatever was left of Rin's cuteness and lovability in a sketch I did after having finally found my pencil box.

Like Rin-chan said: ONII CHAN NO BAKA!!