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January 20th, 2011

12:59 am - Happy New Year!
So much for the inactive year. I'll try to keep updated now.

I added the iPhone app for LJ but I never used it. ;p

Anyway, I'm on Twitter most of the time now.
Main (Mostly Japanese) Account
English (Inactive) Account <-will respond to @'s sent

I was away from Maikaze work for a while (like, 1/2 a year), but I think I'll be returning for a bit again. Episode 2's on the way as everyone probably saw from the trailer from winter Comiket.

Anyway, finals week so, good bye until February!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy

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January 18th, 2009

12:56 am - Back in Japan
Well, everything's released now, so I don't think there's anything to announce here right now, I guess... except that there's an Maikaze interview I'm mediating right now. And well, few other stuff, but I guess that can be later.

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October 18th, 2008

12:08 am - Update on Touhou Anime Project
kay, I'm still in exile, but I thought I'll post a bit of update on how the Touhou Anime Project is going. The dubbing for the animation is complete, and it's pretty much set for release in this winter Comiket, unless Tokine dies in the middle of writing the backgrounds.

Anyway, the dubbing was just completed this week. So, the voices are in. I can't tell you who the voice actors are, but you won't be disappointed.

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September 1st, 2008

09:56 pm - Away for a while?

I'm in Shanghai right now, and will be until January next year. So, I'm away from work at Maikaze. If all goes well, it should be complete by winter.

Anyway, I can't login to LJ from Shanghai (without proxies) so this might be the last post for a long time. Maybe I'll start a new blog.

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July 11th, 2008

02:19 am - Touhou Anime Project Update
Okay, so, people are actually reading this once I put info on Touhou Anime Project. ;o

I actually started a blog in Japanese, so forgot about this one for a while.

Well, here's an update, it's not going to be released at Comiket this year. Sorry guys. We just really lack background artists... as the official site says. At this rate, even if the current BG artist draws 3 cuts a day, we won't make it.

Mm, we seem to have been cursed or something. (Hina probably lives next door to us or something?) I mean, all kinds of bad things are happening to us. The delay, the cancellation of the after event at Reitasai, now the Akiba Express (a bus line that goes from Comiket to Akihabara) has been cancelled this year due to rising oil prices. Why is that bad, you ask? We were going to have a Touhou Anime Project advertisement bus run... but, well, the bus isn't running so, that's cancelled as well.

Anyway, finals week, so, probably won't be updating soon?

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April 24th, 2008

12:38 am - Keio University 150th Anniversary Celebration Party @ Disney Sea
My university rented out Tokyo Disney Sea (Wikipedia entry here) for the evening today (well, technically yesterday), to hold a 150th anniversary celebration. I went with a bunch of friends, and it was pretty fun. I haven't been to Disney Sea since its opening 6 years ago. (I think?)

The park was open to public earlier in the day, but after 18:30 the park closes to regular guests, and only Keio-related persons remain.  It was less crowded than a typical, day, I think? but it's Disneyland afterall, there are waits in the line. I brought a NDS, and we played Mario Kart when we got stuck in a line. (The Journey to the Center of the Earth experienced a technical problem and stopped for 30 minutes or so when we were waiting in the line.) After the ceremony at 19:00, which we saw the largest chorus of "Wakakichi" in history, I left my friends and went with my family for a dinner at MiraCosta Hotel, which overlooks Disney Sea. (There were over 20,000 people gathered at the harbor at the ceremony. The song "Wakakichi" is... not exactly the school song, but it's a Keio theme song that everyone in Keio "should" be able to sing. It's normally sung at sporting events. My friends went to the Tower of Terror, which we were unable to get on during the day because of the 160+ minute wait time... and Fast Passes for the day were all gone by 14:30. I kind of wanted to go, since I've never been on the Tower of Terror in Japan, but, well, I wanted the dinner more.. haha.)

I think this is the first time I felt fortunate that I was a Keio student. heh.. It's probably the only university in Japan that'd come up with a lunatic idea as to rent out Disney to celebrate an anniversary. It's not like I didn't like Keio before, but I haven't been particularly fond of it until today. The university provided me a nice opportunity to get together with friends and family.

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March 31st, 2008

12:56 am - The Dreaded... "Data Unacceptable"
 This morning I ran in the local 10km marathon. I made it to the end, alright. I can still run, it seems. Taking glucosamine pills now, since I heard they are good for joint aches... but Wikipedia says "conflicting results" on effectiveness. I hope this'll get rid of the knee pain that's been bothering me for years now. If it doesn't, oh well.

Anyway, the marathon was pretty big, but the main problems of the day occured in the afternoon. The Illustrator data I sent to the printing company few days ago was unaccepted, and the order delayed. So, seems like this won't make it. Blah. Well, I'll cancel this order tomorrow. Anyway, so I go looking for an alternative, and voila! There's a company that'll print & send flyers within the day if it's in the Tokyo Metropolis. So, I try ordering, and send in the data... but their server goes down at 10pm when the data is due. *cough* Well, I'll try again tomorrow morning... Geez, what's with these companies... I mean, yes, there was a problem with the data I sent in in the first place, but, they request for a sample JPEG image anyway, can't they just force correct and go ahead and print? I mean, I don't care so much if the color is slightly different or the printing comes out a bit too light or something, it's better than actually NOT having the flyers when they are due.

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March 23rd, 2008

12:50 am - Wilhelmina, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmina

Got a Wilhelmina figurine~

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Ever since I saw this on display at Akibaoo I've been wondering where it came from. Well, Akibaoo has a figurine section, but, it didn't look like the ones there... (I later found out these were sold on the shelf by the cash register at Akibaoo, and also, the fact that they were boxed made them harder to find.) Anyway, I was at Chiba today and was wandering around the Yodobashi Camera building, and the Yellow Submarine hobby shop had these boxes stacked... I thought immediately of getting them, but the problem is, these boxed figurines are a gamble. There are like 5 different figurines, and what you get is random. There are pre-opened boxes sold at the store, but, the price goes up (2,000 yen for Wilhelmina) and the only preopened Wilhelmina figurine had a bad paint job on the hair. I found out that the boxes weighed slightly differently when I lifed them, and I bought three of the heaviest ones (since Wilhelmina looked like she has more parts than the rest.) And well, you can probably tell that I got what I wanted, since I'm posting the picture. The other 2 are from a series I don't know, but they are made so that you can display them together... (this is part of an Ito Noizi figurine collection.) Mmm, this is the first Wilhelmina Carmel figurine I know of, though, odd, considering there are lots of Shana figurines out, and Wilhelmina is pretty popular... I think? Well, I'm pretty sure there'll be a 3,000~8,000 yen figurine made of her soon enough? (These are ~700 yen a box. Depends on where you buy it.)


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March 18th, 2008

01:04 am - Time, Time, Time... Sakuya-san, hand me your watch! D;
Well, ya, running out of time again. Only 2 weeks more. The flyers for Jiji is nearly done. Just need to fix mechanics/layout mistakes make it into a PDF. The introduction movie, I just started making... I need BGM that starts out slow and changes tempo after like 20 seconds. Preferably something classic, so I don't have to go barter with the record company. Mm... maybe I'll chop up Dvorak's New World Syphony or something? That's if I run out of time... Classic -> Trance song would be nice, but nothing from Rave-SLave matches my need. :x  It'd be nice if I could use Touhou BGM, but I'd probably get killed if I did that. Ugh... I'm starting to not like the jobs from Keizaishinjinkai.

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March 11th, 2008

12:21 am - Speakers

Got the new speakers... not the one I was planning to get, but it's an Onkyo set with digital input. These are what I got: GX-D90GX-100HD, which I was planning to get were sold out everywhere including online shops.

The olders speakers I've been using since back in Taiwan... (almost 10 years ago?) have "MLi 270T" written on them. It seems they aren't as bad as I thought them to be. But, when I turn the volume nob, it makes a crackling sound and when the volume is turned low, often one of the speakers quit playing.


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