Mwa ha! First post at Scales since I’ve been in Japan!
So what shall I blog about? Well, that which I didn’t go into detail over at Lucky Hill: My “pilgrimage” to see Sephiroth. ^o^ Yeah, I’m THAT big of a geek.
So, Square-Enix has a store in Tokyo called the Square-Enix Character Goods Show Case. (You can click on “English” to the left on their page.) I Google-mapped it before leaving for Japan, but it seemed kinda complicated. I was confused about why it was giving me a long, funky looking walking route when the mass-transit route required that I get on a train and get off after one minute. It did help, however, since I learned that I would be getting off at Hatsudai Station, I was able to use the much simpler Shinjuku area map all JET participants recieved. The store was a mere 15 minutes from the hotel! It’s kinda tucked away, under an overpass, so it’s easy to miss.
I asked the clerk if it was alright to take pictures, and he said it was fine. Now, the very realistic Sephiroth statue is actually in the floor (in the Premium Goods area, of course), so I couldn’t get a shot of the whole thing. They also have the original Genesis outfit on the display, like the one GACKT wore in the video to “Redemption.” Click the pictures for the full size!
- Welcome to my Reunion…wait, I’m not Kadaj…
This one's blurry, but you can see more of it.
Whew, that’s quite a bit of geeking out there. >P
In slightly related news, I bought an Arena 37 Special that featured GACKT for the poster. It is the second decoration I’ve bought for the apartment. (The first was one of those Japanese summer-not-quite-a-windchime thingies. I’ll add pics when I take them.
I hope that title didn’t get any Genesis x Sephiroth fans too excited, since that’s not what this is. I’ve had these pieces on My Page over at Square-Enix Members for a while, and thought to leave them exclusive to that site but, there isn’t much Genesis fanart out there that I’ve seen…(ah! I should Google his name in katakana instead! Why didn’t it occur to me sooner?)
Anyway, click on the image for the full size, as these can be used as wallpapers. Not that too many people land on this blog, but just in case, please do NOT repost these anywhere, download them only for your personal enjoyment. And please, don’t crop my signature out (yes, I have seen people do that *so annoying*).
Here’s Genesis Rhapsodos. He’s holding a “dumb berry,” Banora’s second most important crop. ^o^ I think we’ve seen him with dumb apples and/or Loveless more than enough. I don’t know exactly what Genesis’ earring looks like, so instead I drew the PEERAGE from GACKT’s DARTS line of jewelry.
The object of every Red Leatherite's affections. Yes, I call them "Leatherites." The ones in SE Members' Red Leather at least.
And here’s Sephiroth (whose last name should be “Silverburg” ^o^). He’s wearing glasses because…it’s a long story, but it has a reason. The No. 2 pencil, on the other hand, was randomly chosen. I didn’t want to be cheap and avoid drawing both of Seph’s hands, and since I didn’t want both of them in his hair, I had to have his hand doing something. Thus, No. 2 pencil. Maybe it’s for back-to-school…? Did Sephiroth go to school? 😄
The object of every member of Silver Elite's affections. Maybe we could call them "Silver Elitists"? LOL! Don't know if the chairwoman would approve. And I'm not talking about Hojo.
I’ll parody a DeviantArt page and give equipment specs! Involved in the creation of these pieces were:
- An Office Max No. 2 pencil (maybe that’s where it came from, ha!)
- Strathmore Sketchbook
- Papermate Pen Eraser
- HP Photosmart C4280
- Photoshop Elements 2 (yes, 2. Four doesn’t have the sunflower.)
- Wacom Intuos 3 tablet
- And of course, an Intel iMac running OS 10.4.11
Okay, lemme stop, lol.