Because I like beautiful girls.

Monday, June 23, 2008

YesAsia goodies

A package came:

Nanatsuiro Drops Comic 3 : No suprise its the third volume. Jurisia (?) from the pS3 version is in it and thats kinda odd but its exactly what I expected. More 4 koma this time ones I haven't seen and a bonus chapter. (volume 2 had the strips from G's Festival which I have in large color pages already)

Shining stars bless * : Kaori Utatsuki's debut single. Kotoko provides some vocals also I think. The OP theme from Nanatsuiro Drops anime and a unplugged version of "I'm home". Karaoke of course. I opted against the Special Edition since a region 2 music video DVD didnt thrill me enough for YesAsia's markup.

Saishuu Heiki Kanojo ~The Last Summer Festival~ : Saikano drama album. I'm listening to it right now. Fun stuff but side stories all the same. Insert book had the transcript which is nice. Oddly the spine and obi had the title as "The Last Summer Vacation" despite the story starting with a school day. The fault of lazy quality checkers.

Kanon & AIR: Sky : This is an anthology of Kanon and Air sidestories and crossovers by Rei Izumi/Idumi. Izumi draws Hibiki's Magic (written by Jun Maeda) currently and has previously drawn .hack//The Legend of the Twilight Bracelet and the insert art for Natsume Kyosuke Fuurai Ki (Little Buster! Visual Guide Book). She seems to have a very friendly relation to Key and is drawing a corner for LBEX in Dengeki G's right now. This is a larger than average comic (like the Dengeki Comics EX line) and has nicer paper than any Japanese volume I have. Textured cover and a decent amount of color pages scattered throughout. A nice book!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Updated "Never use DHL" with pretty photos; Panera soup recipe

Why are you reading this? Go there already! (Tomoyo After game and Clannad teaspoons)

Yes, Jimmy I am playing Hotel Dusk as much as possible! I will play a lot tomorrow since its a day off. That and LB >.> Just think of how much of a nice long game it will be when you borrow it eventually XD orz

Panera French Onion Soup is AMAZING btw. I wanna make it



1/4 cup butter
4 medium yellow onions, sliced
2 cans (14 oz each) (Swanson) beef broth
3/4 cup (Swanson) chicken broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 drops Tabasco sauce
Focaccia (or other bread) (for croutons)
shaved Asiago Cheese

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add sliced onions and saute for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often, until onions turn brown.

Add remaining ingredients for the soup to the pan and stir to combine. Heat soup until it's boiling, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Slice focaccia bread (or any bread you want to use) into 3/4-inch thick slices. Butter both sides of those slices, then cut the slices into bite-size cubes.

Bake the bread in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until crispy.

Serve the soup super hot with a handful of croutons floating on top followed by a couple tablespoons of shaved Asiago cheese.

*You can use a potato peeler to shave the Asiago cheese by dragging it over the edge of the cheese wedge.

Servings: 8
Adapted from source: Todd Wilbur

That is all.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

We are making a game?! (so play the trial!)

JonFawkes and I are making a visual novel.

Stop laughing and watch the opening video

We have a story outline (top secret ;3) and a trial version (not secret at all). Please play and comment! I would love if someone could help with music as I am limited with what I can do (arrange with Garage Band ^^;). Jon is the artist so all visual feedback goes to him (including video feedback).

About the Game:
The game is called Wahrheit Academy (I believe Wahrheit means truth in German? To be honest... we needed a name and German is an awesome language so we used Google Translate to find a good sounding title). This is a all ages shoujo-ai school story set in an unnamed western fantasy world. Read the official site for more information >:D I can provide downloads to mirror if anyone feels that generous? ^^: The final is aimed for this time of year 2009 at latest but don't hold us to it as we are complete n00bs at this.

Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoy our efforts

Official Site

Oh, team name is Toast, but the logo didn't make it into the game yet XP

Monday, June 16, 2008

電撃G's Festival DELUXE Vol.3 (NSFW by American standards; upper body fanservice)

I ordered this from Hobby Search today, its a Little Busters Ecstasy special edition of Dengeki G's that comes with a Kudo "small breast" oppai mousepad, a puzzle (what is it with LB and puzzles? this will be my third and the preorder bonus will make 4), and a deck of cards. I don't know of any other LB oppai mousepads so X3 Dengeki G's Festival!'s are really quite a deal price wise. The magazines are very large and pretty as are the three included items.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Never use DHL... but if you do they do come eventually (updated!)

My copy of Tomoyo After came today, which also marked 4 weeks from the day it shipped... I cannot reccomend DHL... they couldn't give me information on the average delivery window/times and after I gave them the service name twice they asked what shipping company I used (uh... DHL obviously...). The package did finally come however :3. I also purchased the CLANNAD official privilege teaspoon set. (Photos below)Which is beautiful and has the most amazing english translation of the prologue (by Key):

"Does this school like it?"
"Even if I take and I take, I like it."
"But it is at all. --It cannot but change."
"A pleasant thing, a delightful thing, and all"
"It cannot but change."
"It like this place but is still?"

Things like this make me really appreciate all the hard workers at Baka-Tsuki on CLANNAD. XD A Tomoyo After translation was supposedly started there too recently btw.

Tomoyo After First Press - contents
The assorted parts of Tomoyo After PC first press. From left to right, top to bottom, Box, Game Disc, Soundtrack, User Manual (small booklet), Visual Guidebook (large booklet). This game evidently is quite a rare item nowadays. Tomoyo is the most moe of the CLANNAD girls (especially when she wears glasses!) so I have been searching for this title for quite sometime (nevermind its NOT a CLANNAD sequel *wink wink*)

CLANNAD Teapoon (BOX)CLANNAD Teaspoons
The large white item is the slip that holds the two smaller blue boxes together. The large one opens up to showcase the teaspoons. The other is a simple box with the rolled towel inside, I thought it was a placeholder at first ^^;

CLANNAD Teaspoons - close upCLANNAD handtowel

The spoons have character portraits in the handles, the spoon part also had the girl's names engraved (in romaji). This hand towel came with the teaspoons, a nice surprise!