On an unnamed world in the island duchy of Gransys, you live in the small fishing village of Cassardis, tending to your nets and looking fondly at your childhood friend, Quina. When, as is usual for these stories, something happens. In this case, the great dragon attacks, and does what dragons do...kill and destroy. Fearing for your village, you take up a weapon and charge the beast. You know full well you have no chance, but maybe you can buy time for others to get away, especially Quina. Strangely enough, you manage to actually scratch the creature, drawing it's curiosity as it pins you under its claws. For your heroism, you earn a new reward...agony, as it tears your heart out and devours it in front of you. Strangely though, you do not die. It informs you that you are now an Arisen, and if you want your heart back...you're going to have to gain much greater power, track him down, and kill him. You've heard of this occurring before; you're certainly not the first or the only one. Still that puts you in a very odd position, and thus it is the start of your journey. You quickly learn that the Arisens never journey alone as these creatures called Pawns are drawn to you and are driven to help you. Good luck!
Before I forget, head over to the Dragon's Anime Youtube Page. There are half a dozen new movies up from cons gone past that all may enjoy.
So, as I struggle to catch up with various bits of data here and there, I finally get to putting up Gensao's Sac Anime Summer 2012 pics, which consist of his normal pics, his pics from the Masqueradee, and his pics from the various concerts that went on during and after the Masquerade. Gensao, I want you to know it's because of you that I'm going to start segregating photos into various categories. Just sayin'.
Also, if you like dinosaurs, I wound up hitting up the Jurassic Con event for a few hours this weekend. It was a nifty little event filled with fossils, bones, movie props from Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jason and the Argonauts, Land of the Lost, Super Mario Brothers, and various others. You can find the pics of it here as well. Taken with my Olympus, and I'm finally getting that little device to do what I tell it to do.
As always, if you're one of the cosplayers, and want larger and/or raw versions of the pics, drop me a line, and I'll make them available. Enjoy!
And a little over a month later, I'm finally getting this report up. Yes, I appear to be slipping once again. I require a mistress to keep me in line. Tall(er), thin, good looking and looks good in leather and high heels, and a willingness to use said heels on my spine...that sort of thing. Some of the previous is negotiable. Doesn't have to be taller than me, for example. Oh right, the report, I'm getting to that. You can find it here on Dragon's Anime, along with various other odd bits that define what insanity is and is a great place to meet the old one of your dreams. I'm also lying about some of that. Or am I? Can't really tell anymore, it's all getting hazy and indistinct. Like reality itself is coming undone.
In that mini report you'll find movies, pictures, and some general anecdotes from what is a pretty decent little convention. Perhaps also a succubus to devour your soul, should you prove fortunate. In any event, have fun, and try not to poke the Platinum Dragon. He's cranky when he wakes up. >_>
So this year, I once again found myself at Sac Anime Summer 2012 for the Labor Day weekend, August 31st to September 2nd of 2012, due to a combination of ‘what if’ style planning and air fares being near on nonexistent. It helped that I really didn’t have much planned that weekend, so off it was to Sacramento.
As before, we didn’t hit up the first day due to a lot of factors, that day was near on totally shot, but not a complete loss, having managed to have dinner with Gensao and meet an old friend from the Navy I’d not seen in well on seven years now. Even so, if I ever do this again, I’ll need to plan that out a little bit better. Like flying directly into Sacramento...that’d have solved a lot of problems.
Found myself back at Sac Anime somehow again this year. Figured AX would be my last convention this year, but it looks like I managed to squeeze in one more. So, are you the best, around? Will nothing ever get you down? If it will, why not check out the movie roundup for Sac Anime Summer 2012 as hosted by Nyaa Torrents (or just click on that attachment down below)? Those should perk you right up. It includes both the Masquerade and the Eyeshine Concert, in eye popping 720 HD. You'll noticed due to that, the files are FAR larger. This will be a bit of an experiment to see how this works, but so far I'm liking it, and I think we can support it.
I've been slacking a bit this time around I know, but expect a short report soon. And have fun! I mean that!
Got some new stuff over at TFA Cosplay!
Well, as you can see by heading to the main page of the gallery, that I've gone ahead and done a complete reorganization. If a convention or event has two or more entries it gets its own folder, which will then be divided by date and then by photographer and event as applicable.
However, I'm pretty sure most don't really care about such mundane topics like organization and that you're probably looking for the first of the Sac Anime Summer 2012 pics, which you can find right here. T'was a fun year, despite me coughing my lungs out after the show, and I'm really liking my new camera the more I use it. As always, if you're one of the cosplayers and want an unedited and/or RAW version of the pic, message me, and I'll make it available. Enjoy!
I find myself wishing to review it because while the director and production staff tried to make it more of the same...you know, typical spineless wuse surrounded by hot chicks, the heart and soul of the original story shown through and you see so very much more than that, and more...you DON'T see the spineless wuse, despite their concerted efforts (though he is a twitchy fucker in the anime).
So check out the review, and after you're done hit the link at the bottom of the review if you want to see the story continued.
Gather round, my loyal minions and let me tell thee of a tale. A tale of lechery and debauchery. A tale of demons and angels. A tale of a man named Issei Hyodo who wanted a harem, but barring that, a hot girlfriend who put out constantly would do. Woe be it to this man when he finally received his wish, and found that when things seem too good to be true, they almost always are. Suffering from a sucking chest wound inflicted by she whom he thought was to finally fulfill his wish, a vision of crimson loveliness and sublime perfection, a demon to some, but an angel to others, Rias Gremory, she who is sister to the devil himself, comes to his aid. The price for his salvation was his soul, his humanity, and and what could be centuries of service to this blood red vision of beauty. Still, all was not lost, for as he found, he was bound to a dragon of near infinite power, which may be his should he gain the strength to harness it, and his captivity was sweet indeed with his mistress loving him as one would their lover. And should he prove himself worthy, he might even attain a peerage within the ranks of the demons allowing him the chance to amass his harem dreams of youth, though he might find that he already has something far better. All is not sweetness and light, for there is the matter of what killed him. Strange things are moving behind the scenes in the world of gods, demons, and men; and it will be up to him and his fellows to protect each other and their mistress from those that would tear them apart and do them harm.
So, you like movies?! You like movies from conventions?! Yeah, we got those. And if Youtube would quit flagging them for every violation known to man only to have them slowly released, we'd upload them to Youtube faster. Until then though, we have our old friend, bittorrent. And what movies are these? Why, the movies from Anime Expo 2012, the link hosted by Nyaa Torrents...or you could click on the Attchments field of this post and get it there! What movies do we have? Oh, just the Masquerade (of course), the Lounge 21 Traci Hines and Midnight Shinigami concerts, the first formal (as in put on by Anime Expo rather than someone else, not all tuxedoish...though that would not have been out of place) Anime Expo Fashion Show, and the Yuki Kajiura Press Panel.
So what are you waiting for? We only seed for a couple weeks! Get them while you can!