Sunday, May 27, 2012

and let it be drowned in darkness;

Been really busy lately. Kinda happy that school's okay I guess. I like my ARCS team. Been writing alot elsewhere lately, really surprised myself this time by the amount of stuff I can generate. Faster, better, stronger. I feel gooood.

Somehow, I know of that shadow, of someone following me, but I realized something interesting. She to me, is like Sora to Roxas. Except that both of us are the counter part to the other. Neither of us is truely darkness or light. I guess I don't mind after all. I have no mind to defeat her purposes or anything. I'll just continue working on my own life.

Apart from that, there's quite abit of stuff I want to do. Events are coming up as well. Today's the only day I have some freed up time to clear the files off my laptop. Got the photoshoot photos from a past modelling session as well.

I feel like I'm living a dream.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Imagining; Reincarnation.

Fans who are really into the Persona games and franchise would probably have heard of the Youtube group called ATLUSXP5, a music group that is putting together a "fan-made album" and related art of what they predict Persona 5 would be like, if the game is ever made. An avid fan myself, I've been watching their videos increase over the months, half wondering when there would actually be news of a P5 game out, that is, until recently when the group released a trailer (or two, there's an English &  a Japanese ver) of the said "game / album".
Well, recently I've come across an article that kind of suspects that the group is in fact, Atlus themselves. I've sort of suspected that myself too, but wondered why no one has commented about that yet. Anyway, I highly agree with what the article says, being that "ATLUSXP5" have used Atlus' logo multiple times, and the fact that they have 70 videos in their Youtube without being banned or anything, hinting that it could actually be an official account with a possibility of Atlus not wanting to announce Persona 5 yet since the hype for Persona 4 is going up again due to the remake for PS Vita and also with Persona: The Mayonaka Area. The videos also contain the Altus' copyright sig with "2012" and the official PS3 logo, could the new Persona be made for the PS3? I believe it will be afew months before they make any announcement on Persona 5, if it even exists at all.

Meanwhile, do enjoy some music from the rumored "Persona 5 soundtrack".


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Soundless Voice, call my name;

Recently, I've been listening to Utaite covers of Vocaloid songs. Okay, one thing yall should know about me: I like the designs of vocaloids, kinda like quite many of the songs created with vocaloids, but there's just one thing that I can't seem to adapt to... the voice of the vocaloids. I mean, I have no idea why. I've tried listening to songs I like lots of times trying to get used to the sounds of the Vocaloids, hoping it would grow on me, but unfortunately it hasn't, (shoot me here, Vocaloid fans) I just can't make myself like those squeaks. (even though I actually like the squeaky sounds of R2-D2) ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

Hence, I'm really thankful that there are many awesome Utaites out there so I can listen to the nice songs sung by an actual human! o(≧∇≦o)

Here are some of my favourites:
Song: 「Soundless Voice」
Utaite: Valshe
Admit it, I kind of have a thing for sad sounding songs, so yes, this does appeal to me. If you're not into deep feeling songs, skip this one.

Song:「からくりピエロ-piano.ver-」English Ver.
Utaite: Nano / ナノ
I love Nano's voice, she was born in New York and tends to write English lyrics for the Vocaloid songs in Japanese. Interestingly, this Utaite shares the same name as my first name in my alias. ;)

Song:「Rolling Girl」English Ver.
Utaite: Nano / ナノ
It's one of those songs that I wonder why I even listen to. On the first listen I honestly thought it was kinda dumb meaning-wise, but somehow I find myself listening to this song over and over again. Oh well, an unexplainable mystery. "She begs to be rolled one more time"? Huh?

Song:「The Beast」English Ver.
Utaite: Nano / ナノ
It's just really cute. The fairy tale-ish feel it gives somehow makes it sound like something that could be in a musical. Cute, cute, cute is all I can say.

Hmmm, maybe someday I shall have the guts to actually cover one of these songs. I kinda find it difficult to actually sound good singing any of these songs without making it sound droid-ish. Ah wells~

- Mello x

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pika Pika Carnival!

Went to the Pika Pika Carnival at Isetan Scotts Level 4 today!
I chanced upon it when I was surfing the web to find out where to buy Happycall pots as a Mother's Day present for my mum. (they do sell the pots as well) Anyway, I read on their promo banner that they are giving away Pikachus for anyone who owns a Pokemon Black or White cartridge for the Nintendo DS and I definitely wanted one!

The Pika Pika Carnival is until 20th May, so you still have 8 days to get your Pikachus!

Even though event is held in a pretty small area, they still managed to pack 3 carnival games, a tv display and various Pokemon merchandizes in it.

The carnival game, Finish The Race with Pokemon, costs $5 a turn while the other two games cost $3 a turn. You can get your carnival credits at the payment booth.

The cute carnival tickets!

The carnival games~

left: Finish The Race with Pokemon game, played with an Xbox Kinect connected to a laptop.
Right: The famous Pikachu artwork that is at every Pokemon Center, along with the game that I played.

You are guaranteed a prize no matter which game you play, however, the scores you get in the game determines whether you receive the more valuable prize or the normal prize. I played Klink's Mini Game once and got the normal prize which is stickers of Snivy and Oshalott / ツタージャ & ミジュマル~ The other prize for that game is a Pokemon notebook.

Most importantly, I've received my Pikachu as well! Here's a video of me getting my Pikachu~ All you have to do is switch on your DS when you are there and select the "Receive Mystery Gift" option after you press start. Then connect to the WIFI in that area and you are ready to receive your Lvl 100 Pikachu! I've also noticed that each cartridge receives a different Pikachu as my awesome friend, Isa's Pikachu is of a jolly nature while mine has a relaxing nature and loves to eat.

Pokemerchandize for sale!

The merchandize on sale at the carnival include water tumblers, bento boxes and cutlery, bags, stationary, stickers, stamps, plushies and cards from the Pokemon Trading Card game. They have also brought in the Pokemon Battle Chess game at SGD$10. They have provided an english manual as well and from the tv display promo, it seems quite fun to play. Plushies on sale inclue Pikachu, Chikorita, Oshawott, Lugia, Tepig, Minccino, Scraggy, Emolga and more. All these items are usually only sold in Japan at the Pokemon Centers there and cannot be bought elsewhere, so if you want something, do get it now, or you'd need a plane ticket to Japan to get your hands on it!
I bought the set of Pokemon cookie cutters which consists of Pikachu & Oshawott / ミジュマル . Well, I intend to cut mini sandwhiches and pancakes as well so they arn't just for cookies =3 I also kind of really wanted to get the Pokemon stamps and the Battle Chess game, but didn't want to spend that much cash at one go.

They are also giving out free Pichu cardboard visors! At first it was kinda confusing trying to put them on, but then one of the guys told us that you are supposed to fold the flap up and then down to get the visor shape front without ripping it apart.

I do hope that the organizers do bring in more and bigger Pokemon events in the future. I really liked this event even though it was in a really tiny area and there isn't that much stuff compared to other Pokemon events overseas. They are doing surveys at the door so do help them fill it up and let them know that we want more!

PS. If anyone is interested to trade Pokemon on Pokemon Black / White, do check out my Pokemon Trading page.  ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

PPS. There are also hanging ads in the MRTs promoting this event, do grab one if you see it because it allows you to redeem a free Pokemon sticker. I saw people collecting their stickers, but unfortunately, I've not come across a train with one of them. If anyone has extras to spare I'd appreciate it if you'd pass one to me!

Ciao for now!
-Mello x

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club Re-mew~

Mew! (=^・^=)
Hey guys!
Check out my review of Cherry Tree High Comedy Club here at SGCafe.

CTHCC is a fun little dating sim style game for the PC developed by Doujin Circle 773. Had fun both playing the game and writing the review. ヽ(^Д^)ノ

Till then,
- Mello x

Monday, May 7, 2012

Free Comic Book Day 2012!

So far this is the only year I've managed to cover most of the places I wanted to for FCBD. Started off with Kino (Orchard), then Planerds. Not that that much there since I wasn't really early. There's sales going on, but ain't much on the stuff I'm eyeing at.

Headed over to at Midpoint Orchard after, and yes, tabletop comic grabs! You can grab 10 comics per person, but in my excitement I kinda grabbed more than that. (Ooops.) Anyway, it was rather fun sifting through the pile that they constantly refill. Managed to grab some stuff I've been always wanting to get, so it's a pretty good hull~
Stuff I got from there include Batman Confidential, Batman Gotham Adventures, Gotham City Sirens & Fables.

Trooped down to The Cathay for the GnB FCBD Event after that, recieved 2 FCBD comics and managed to get sketches from Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey) & Ardian Syaf (Batman, Batgirl, Birds of Prey).




Batgirl by Ardian & Superman by Nicola ;)

Pretty much enjoyable, though I hope to get out of the house earlier for next year's FCBD! Hehe, looking forward to it!
- Mello x

Friday, May 4, 2012

Red ink, or in blood? ;

I have bought flowers for the ceremony, it is the end is it not?
Yet the doubting feeling in my heart knows it could not be. Or is it just my prophesy?
It is time to go. I grab a small piece of white card before I reach the door – I know somehow, it will be written.

They're my favorite, but not hers. Lilies were her forte. Lying in the wind was was something she would not call desperation. But in my eyes I saw her fear.
Panic. Hatred. Fear.
Holding on to the last glimmer of hope, she grasped at it like no tomorrow.

She hated me. But she hated herself much more.
For I was, but a mere wolf to her crying – it is her, not me, that deserved this.

But what it brought me, showed me a battle within myself. A mirror, most certainly, a reflection of my inner self.
The sight of her made me obsessed with ridding this odd tyranny. Yes indeed, it was fear of myself. Her actions showed me what I held deep within, desperate to kill it, I fought the battle, struck knife into her cries and won.

But the battle is never won. Somehow I know she would return. Or was it me, just fighting myself? If that is true, no return would be found, for I am not one but two.

Two months have passed, yet I find myself longing for the past. Preparing for a war that is long over. No, one that has never begun. I was not in the equation, never was, never will be. Months before I was searching, uncovering data everywhere I looked. Piecing the puzzle I was never to complete. Yet, I yearned for the answers it gave, the reasons it once beheld. It is something I cannot rid myself of, once revealed, I was scarred forever.

The End
The end was never the end. In fact, the end ended years ago, but somehow she ceased to remember it. Maybe denial would be more befitting.
"Happy Birthday, child. Although you were before me." – in red ink, or in blood?

The writing was crimson red.
As I lay down the roses at her doorstep, the smell of lilies greeted me awkwardly. For one might not have guessed, it could have been curiosity, but the lilies killed the cat.
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