maandag 29 april 2013

Dreamblog: Floods and Monsters

I had two dreams today. One was weird as in I don't know what? and the other was just WHY!?!

The Flood:
Okay so I am at my grandparent's place. Its a nice sunny day over there and its not to hot. My family is in the garden drinking tea. I head upstairs with my camera make a photo of stuff. like I usually do when I get bored. We brought my cat Mitzy with us for some reason. and I pet her as I walk up to the window to make photo's, I open the window and try to find something interesting. First I see another cat who's just as fat as Mitzy just with another coat pattern. Its on the roof and hisses and me. This is normal. Cats run on our roofs all the time and they are territorial. Then I see seagulls. A whole lot of them. They seems to be flying in a coordinated in a swarm like they are being hunted. They made a lot of racked and almost made me think that we're at Scheveningen. Then I look down and the street and up and until the parking spot of the neighbours house till even behind the dyke there was this very low motionless layer of water that was so clear one could see the details of the normal ground underneath. Think the tram scene from Spirited Away. And it seemed to slowly rise till it stopped at two feet. No one took notice to this however. It was like it wasn't even there for them. I even saw some fish swimming trough the bushes. It was quite surreal. Then the seagulls fly way close to my window, and I see a special one. It did look like a seagull but it was more like an albatross in both size and beak. It seemed like it was leading the flock. It flew so close that I could see it was all red and had teeth in its beak. I tried to make a few shots but then I woke up.

It was 6ish and after deciding if I wanted to get up and start the day I decided to set the alarm and do it later. I quickly fell asleep and of course slept through my alarm waking up at 1:40 PM  =P

The Idiots and the Egg Monster:
My next dream seemed to be taking place underground. It seemed to be riddled with human items and architecture. And there was a small group of people armed with weapons running around. Suddenly there where these gruesome monsters trying to attack them. They looked to be made from different animals but all had human skin. The humans fight them off and eventually run away to another tunnel. There they find this weird egg-like monster with only legs and feet. Its real small and seemed harmless, But then it backed up, what seemed to the top of its head opened up like the crest of a Togepi revealing it was pretty much all mouth filled with razor sharp teeth and 6 graboid-like tentacles which also had allot of teeth and seemed to excrete stomach-acid, Like those where its stomach or something. Aside from that again from the outside it seemed to have human skin and from the outside its gum-skin seemed to be so red that it might as well be an infection. It hissed at them and spits some acid as them clearly signalling that its either scared of them calling its mommy or ready to launch at their heads to eat their brains. What do they do? They bring it to their hide-out and keep it as their pet!! The person I seemed to either be or look through his eyes is baffled by this stupidity, Its obviously hostile and might possibly be young enough to lure its humongous mom to it. Of course the idiots try to point out how cute it looks even though its an eyeless egg monster from hell. And the person who I shall call Pete to keep it easy tell them that the creature seemed to have calmed down and seemed to be just standing there like its observing them. He says that he'll sleep over it and tells them to call it a night. grabbing a bunch of weapons just in case. Of course they don't have a cage to keep it at bay, because that would be the smart thing to do. Nope they leave it in the same room they introduced it in. And as soon as the lights turn of its like a ninja running around with tentacles all over the place. Leaving clear marks of acid on the ground. One of the idiots wakes up, and of course checks it out without calling for back-up, doesn't even get a weapon. So he comes in a room and looks around. He doesn't wear boots in bed so he immediately burns his feet on the acid, and then he looks up and the egg monster is on the ceiling.  He screams like a bitch as the monster strangles him with its tentacles and lets himself drop teeth first on the man's head. This only seems to wake up Pete who comes in to see the monster spit out the guy's head and placing its tentacles in the guy's gory body to eat it inside out. Of course Pete shoots the thing till its nothing but a red/pink smear on the wall. And the others finally fucking wake up to see the death of this abomination. To which Pete replies that they need to clean-out before more things find their hide-out.

So yeah two dreams. Guess the second one was punishment for laziness lol. I don't think I'll not sleep extra when I get the chance though. Also tomorrow is the last true Koninginnedag here in Holland. We get a new king! YAY!! I am getting up early for that! The rest of the day will be spend in Delft on the Free-market. My main target will be Toku-stuff and Gameboy games. Also I'll need to clean my room before I can start doing photo shoots again... That's about all I got. BYE!

donderdag 4 april 2013

S.H.Figuarts Akiba Red

Sorry for being absent so long, I was sick and frankly there was no day when the lighting didn't suck. Any way back to blogging, Lets do Nobuo first!. Because everyone else already did! But then again we're close to a second season so lets ignore the add-on that I personally find to look fugly
I love this box design, its got this old-school vibe that I can't help but love. I might even get Blue and Yellow later this year as they go for decent prices on Mandarake. Lets just hope the V2.0 versions don't pop-up I don't like the hair-style of those to much.
He's a bit low on the bulk I liked from the show but he makes up for it by how good the suit-design works for the S.H.Figuarts line. The soft plastic on the shoulders feel really good when posing and the translucent part that makes up the chest piece makes it more interesting to look at it up-close. I also love how they designed the arm joints to look like its still a continuation of the suit unlike some other S.H.Figuarts I know...
And here you'll see that I suck at posing figures. But when doing so it again comes to my attention that his knees are thin as heck. Tamashii Nations didn't think this though to well, And worse is that they didn't fix it in the updated version... WHY NOT!?!
Non the less Nobuo comes with a lot of posing hands. 2 scarves for either windy situations or non windy situations and a Moe Moe Z-Cune, Which is sadly only in its gun mode. They fixed this with the updated figure. But IMO it should have been in this set...
I do still suck at posing but I can at least do a good gun pose, Okay a decent one. Point is I do love the poses it can pull of. And he holds the MMZ pretty well.
One of the reasons I bought Nobuo aside from the suit being awesome is that I can team him up with the other Super-duper-Sentai Otaku Ikari Gai.
I was actually hoping that Gai would show up for Season 2. These 2 rivals just NEED to meet for real.
Sadly we'll get Dairangers instead of Gokaigers but then again we'll get a Kibaranger figure with that, So that's a plus. Guess I'll just keep the dreams up with my figures.
They just work so well together. And I got just about enough Sentai stuff for them to appreciate :)
Or just blatantly worship them... Kay...
Aside from the missing the doll mode for the Moe Moe Z-Cune, the weirdly thin knee thing and it being so damn skinny compared to the actual suit actor I do love this figure and I can't really think of much to complain about. So that's why I took so long to finish this damn thing. Well not counting the fact that I was really busy, then sick and then waiting for season two. But I digress:
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This figure is the best thing to come along for some one who's a big fan of this show and also for the collector who just wants to show that she/he has a unique Red Ranger that Saban will never touch. The other two Akiba's are just as good and so are the 3 upcoming season 2 figures. Which has Blue and Yellow just having a few small changes to their helmets and stuff. And Akiba Red being all Hug Pillow up-grady. I am going to try and pick up the pace again. And I am so looking forward for for season 2! But I am still not getting the new versions xD Bye :)