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Dollfie Dream snapshots: Atsuko -2-

September 19, 2016

Snapped some close-up photos of Dollfie Dream Atsuko using the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens, though this time did not really achieve any special effect. Instead, the light of the setting sun coming through some window blinds created deep shadows contrasting with bright areas.

For a cheap little lens, the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 can be surprisingly sharp when stopped down and with the optional macro ring installed. Still favour the Sony Zeiss Sonnar*T lenses on the A7, but it can be a fun to use a novelty style lens as it changes the characteristics and capabilities of the photography tool you are using and forces the wielder to rethink the various steps more actively.

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Actually tested installing Atsuko’s DDH06 custom head on a DDDy sized body with Peach Pai Plus as well as a DDS body with regular Peach Pai but was not satisfied with that look for her, so think I’ll keep her on the current DDS with default Volks M bust type.

You can see more Dollfie Dream photos on Flickr.

What after The Witcher 3?

September 16, 2016

Around this time last year, stopped playing “Battlefield 4” altogether and sought a new game to immerse myself into. After reading some reviews and consulting the more prolific gamers among my Twitter friends, purchased the acclaimed “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”.

Compared to other gamers, am just a casual, leisurely gamer who only infrequently purchases a new game, my main requirements from a game nonetheless are that it must provide an immersive gaming experience and dozens to hundreds of hours of fun playtime.

Completed the game last weekend and must say that “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” is worth all the praise it gets, beyond a doubt one of the best games I have ever played. Tremendously enjoyed this game, especially how it pulls you into this complex fantasy world filled with interesting characters, enchanting or haunting places, memorable adventures, horrid conflicts, fearsome creatures and moving stories.

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Illustration of Geralt of Rivia by イリヤ (Pixiv).

Even on Playstation 4 the graphics look gorgeous, especially the vast world and its vivid scenery are stunning. The excellent musical score that befits such a fantasy world is also worth mentioning.
Very much appreciated the moral complexity of the game and various choices the player faces, nothing is truly black or white in the Witcher’s world, instead everything is a shade of grey and each choice you make has -often unforeseen- consequences that may haunt you.

Took me almost a year to complete CD Projekt Red’s terrific “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, including both expansions “Hearts of Stone” and “Blood & Wine”. Of course, did not rush through the main story, instead took my time to level up, play every sidequest, take on all available contracts, complete every treasure hunt and try to explore every ruin, cave or other remote spot of its large open world.

The question that haunts me now is, what’s next? What game could follow up on “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” and provide me with a similarly great game experience and countless hours of playtime?

コウちゃん可愛い!

September 14, 2016

おしゃれコウちゃん可愛すぎて! Following the previous episode’s lovely scenes of Hifumi and Aoba, this week’s eleventh episode of “New Game!” gifted viewers with plenty of new fanservice moments by showing Aoba distress over wearing another outfit -she does look cute in everything- and finally showing Hifumi cosplaying.

There’s no doubt though that the highlight of this week’s episode was Kou being forced to dress up for a magazine interview and photoshoot. Thanks to Rin’s persistence we all got to see Kou become irresistibly cute after donning a lovely, feminine dress as well as getting her hair styled and make-up done by Rin.
りんさんグッジョブ!コウちゃんは本当に可愛いですよ!

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For a slice-of-life anime set in the workplace that focuses mostly on comedy, “New Game!” does provide plenty of fanservice each episode, the show misses no opportunity to showcase how cute the girls at Eagle Jump are.

While some of those moments do veer into the typical fanservice anime is know for by showing one of the girls in underwear or bathing -all without explicit nudity of course- am glad the fanservice in “New Game!” is primarily the type to showcase the character’s cuteness.

Although cosplaying Hifumi didn’t get found out by her colleagues, can only hope we get such a classic comedy moment in the final episode though… うふふふふ~
You can watch “New Game!” on Crunchyroll.

You makes her move, the yuri love triangles in “Love Live! Sunshine!!”

September 12, 2016

この泥棒猫梨子!千歌ちゃんを渡せない!千歌ちゃんは曜の嫁だ。
Unwilling to let her beloved Chika be stolen away by Riko, You makes a bold move to conquer Chika’s heart!

At least, in her own inner fantasies she does… which we can only applaud, and we fully support her love!
もしかして、曜は私たち同じユリ妄想フェチな子かな?

From the first season of the original “Love Live!” anime, this franchise has excelled at providing fans with a penchant for subtle or suggestive yuri scenes that would have them fantasize and ship certain pairings, all through innocent yet quite effective innuendo.

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While this formula is often blatantly used by many anime with sole purpose to pander to certain audiences and reel more viewers in, “Love Live!” is one of those franchises that manages to make it feel more authentic.

Interestingly, “Love Live! Sunshine!!” differs from the first “Love Live!” by using a triangular dynamic, making the interpersonal relationship of the three smaller groups of three girls more fluid and prone to different interpretations from fans as to which bonds are mere friendships and which girls may turn out to be more than friends.

The most difficult question for me remains though, do I ship Chika x Riko or Chika x You?
Why not both!?! 無限なユリ妄想~
You can watch “Love Live! Sunshine!!” on Crunchyroll.

Dollfie Dream snapshots: Yoko -3-

September 9, 2016

Took advantage of having installed my Dollfie Dream Yoko head on a body equipped with Dy size Yawashiri and Peach Pai Plus to display her in a black bikini and make captures of poses that would emphasise the shapely curves of these custom parts.

Like the previously shown photos of Dollfie Dream Ayuko, also made these particular photos of Yoko using the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens mounted on the Sony A7 MkII camera, creating a specific look with a white haze.

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Yoko is posed on an imitation sheepskin rug from Ikea and illuminated by indirect natural light from various windows, including a skylight. Also used a simple silver circular reflector to bounce some light back on Yoko which created brighter highlights and deeper shadows.
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The hidden desires of New Game!’s Hifumi

September 5, 2016

ユリ妄想フルポワー! As if last week’s endearing scenes between Rin & Kou weren’t enough of a treat to trigger our yuri senses into more lovely delusions about these two, this week’s episode of “New Game!” focuses back on Hifumi and her flirtatious desires about Aoba.

Hifumi has previously been shown to be unable to resist Aoba’s endearing smile and wanting to befriend her cute colleague, but in the tenth episode this shy-to-a-fault girl revealed her true inner desires when she phantasized about being teased by Aoba. 
私も青葉ちゃんに虐めたいです。

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Loli demon Aoba-chan teasing and innocently toying with Hifumi? Surely that is what heaven must be like! ♥
ひふみちゃん完全にMでしょう。でもそれはいいんです。Sな青葉ちゃんはありだから。
I demand a full yuri doujin series now~
もう止まらない、青葉ちゃんのすてきな虐め~ この可愛くて小さな悪魔。天国です~

If you want to indulge in imagining silly yuri shenanigans from the most superficial hints or simply want to watch an excellent slice-of-life anime, then I recommend you check out the “New Game!” anime.
You can watch “New Game!” on Crunchyroll.

Kantoku C90 bonus doujin ‘Tachoyomi Petit’

September 2, 2016

Next to the ‘Underwear Party’ doujin sold at C90, artist Kantoku from the circle ‘Afterschool of the 5th Year’ also released several limited goods including a rough sketch bonus book titled ‘Tachiyomi Petit’.

Similar to Kantoku’s typical ‘Tachiyomi Senyou’ publications which feature illustrations of characters from various current or popular anime franchise, the ‘Tachiyomi Petit’ book contains full page rough sketches of characters from series like “Hibike! Euphonium”, “Kuma Miko”, “Girls und Panzer”, “Himouto! Umaru-chan”, and more.

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This rough sketch doujin is more akin to a booklet due to its lower page count, but considering it is a bonus book, this is understandable.

Do hope it is a real preview of upcoming material to appear in the next full ‘Tachiyomi Senyou’ doujin considering the sketches featured in ‘Tachiyomi Petit’ are sublime.
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