Monday, March 21, 2011

Show Me The Voice... wait, I'm mute

Yups, another contest :D I am--again--entering with my beloved brainchild, Imaginary Friends. Natalie Fischer is judging, and Brenda Drake's hosting Show Me The Voice! So, the first 250 of my manuscript, I proudly present (;

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Sometimes I wonder why I do this kind of stuff. This was awkward, and my relatives didn’t like it anyway. But still, I couldn’t help being happy. It was my birthday after all.

A timid smile twitched up the corners of my lips ever so slightly. I looked around at the relatives that surrounded me; wanting to shy away from the attention, yet enjoying it all the same. Their mouths were cranked up in wide grins that made mine seem even more inexistent than it already was. Even thought their smiles were probably false, they looked way better than my genuine one.

“Happy birthday to Trinity,” they sang. “Happy birthday to you . . .”

They probably thought I was cold and stoic. Some of their grins were already going stale—probably from looking at my expressionless face for too long. I could see their jaws tiring from keeping their faux friendly faces up, and the smiles were turning upside down from the effort it took to force their teeth to keep baring. I didn’t mean to be like this, seriously.

“Make a wish!” shouted my five-year-old twin cousins, Ricky and Tommy, jumping erratically, silly grins plastered on their faces. Those two were the only ones who didn’t mind my Ice Queen looks. They could always see straight through me and into my true feelings that my body refused to show. I loved them for that.

I wish. . . . I don’t know what to wish for.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shhh, I'm not supposed to enter!

YAtopia's holding a pitch contest--wheeey! Naturally, I'm planning to enter with my precious eldest brainchild, Imaginary Friends.

However, I don't really fit one of their requirements :3 IF isn't a finished ms.... (don't tell anyone , 'kay?)

Anyway! It's not like I'm going to win anyway, so nobody will ever know (bahahaha) and I'm trying desperately to finish it in the next two weeks--impossible, I know, but hey, I'm writing!

Actually, pretend I never said a thing. 'Cause I WILL finish. Bob the Builder, CAN I WRITE THIS? Bob the Builder, YES I CAN. Okay, I never said a thing (: IF will be a finished ms by the time judging comes by. YES IT WILL.

Ammi-Joan Paquette is going to host this pitch contest and it's at YAtopia here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan... the tragedy.

I'm sure you've all heard about Japan and its recent earthquake slash tsunami. And the nuclear reactor explosions. *sighs* Sad news, ne.

For those of you that don't know, Tokyo had a 8.9 (or 8.8, according to SE Asia news) earthquake, and the death count is still rising. The people who've not lost their lives have lost their homes and all their properties. On top of that, there were nuclear reactor explosions in Fukushima. There will be radiation.

This is probably going to sound obscenely selfish of me, but I was probably going to go to Hokkaido at the end of this year/summer if it weren't for these happenings. Now... *sigh* There aren't even going to be any sashimi for me 'cause of the radiation. No Jap food *cries* Most Japanese food products in supermarkets in Hong Kong got snatched up in mere hours. People were pushing and shoving to stock up their Jap food as there probably won't be any in a long time because of the radiation.

Mangakas! Hopefully, all of them are safe and sound! No mangakas equal to no manga. . . . See the importance? Tite Kubo (Bleach), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Hiromu Arakawa (FMA), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Akira Amano (KHR), Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama), and a lot of others have been confirmed alive and safe (thank goodness).

However . . . I haven't seen anything on the net about Ito Ogure (Air Gear) yet and there hasn't been a new chapter of Air Gear since last, last week, I believe (a long time ago anyway). No Takeshi Konomi (Prince of Tennis and New Prince of Tennis) either. And my two favourite mangakas, Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba, I still haven't found anything on them yet! D: If anyone knows otherwise, please do comment! I really want to know if the genii of Death Note are safe!

Anyway, try and help in any way possible; whether it be donating, praying, sending items for relief, buying the Japanese yen--it doesn't matter! Do try to help, extend a helping hand to Japan. Half the country has been wrecked, and now there's radiation.

I've been folding paper cranes (as well as donating) recently. I'd try to fold a thousand and make a wish, but sadly, I don't have that much paper, or that much space to put them. See the picture up there? Those are some of the cranes me and my friend folded from magazines (:

I know this post is kind of late for Japan, but better late than never, eh?

Hope. Believe.

'Taku out!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Eheh, everybody loves cosplay (: It's so awesome watching manga come to life!

Cosplay basically stands for "costume play," see where the name comes from?

But it sucks when there's bad cosplay. Sometimes I look at pictures and go, "Dude. That is NOT my favourite character." It's like watching a dream shatter when I realise that there is no way people in real life will ever be as pretty as the bishies in manga.

Good cosplay is really hard to come across *sigh* And most of the really good ones are girls crossdressing. It's like, "OMG, AWESOME SHOTA. I WANNA GLOMP HIM SO BADLY!! . . . Damn. It's a girl. Damn."

It is not fair how shotas and bishies don't exist outside of manga. That's why cosplay is awesome. But the fact that most good shota cosplayers are girls just says that there aren't enough pretty/cute guys in the world. And that depresses the 'Taku.

See those two pictures? Ciel Phantomhive. Agito/Akito Wanijima. Aren't they just so cute? *squeals* Sad fact: they're female. *doom*

I want a bishie! Or a shota! I'd be too greedy if I asked for both, but can I just have one . . . please? Beggars can't be choosers (;

Give me a bishie and I'll die happy :b

Anyway, the point of this (awesometastic) blog post is . . . nothing. Just a rant, courtesy of Otaku :D