Archive for October, 2009

Touhou Chireiden ~ 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism

Posted by meronpan on October 31, 2009

1cc! … … on easy :P

I’m addicted to playing on easy now for the false sense of skill it provides ^^;;; On my first play through on easy (had been playing on normal up ’til now), got all the way up to utsuho’s 2nd to last card or so. Frustrated at being so close, played a few more times and this is the result ^^

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Bad Apple!!

Posted by meronpan on October 27, 2009

Real quick post…

Now I admit the Alstroemeria Records version of Bad Apple!! is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) touhou mixes, and I’m already a touhou fanboy… but the above video is jaw droppingly awesome, regardless. Touhou fans, definitely check it out ^^ (niconico link)

Oh, and if you’ve never bothered to look up the lyrics, part of the cool thing about many bad apple pv’s is the black and white imagery — verses end alternately with, “become/turn black” or “become/turn white”. A translation is at the touhou wiki.

Half my fascination with touhou is the amount and quality of fanwork out there… this is a perfect example ^^


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Posted by meronpan on October 24, 2009

This time it’s Ymir for my equipment test shots.  Again not really a full review, just trying out the soft box I acquired recently ^^


Got the soft box for a few reasons – first of all wanted more lights to attempt some white bg stuff in the future.  Second of all wanted the more powerful bulb it came with (listed as 75W but found an 85W in the box! my current bulbs are only 25W or so).  Thirdly got this one ‘cuz it was dirt cheap (relatively ^^;)!  $40 and it came with the bulb!  (no stand though)

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bakemonogatari ~ 化物語

Posted by meronpan on October 20, 2009


Got quite a few recommendations for this one so I was surprised by dialog after dialog after dialog.  ‘course don’t get me wrong – having played my fair share of galge I’m not biased against that or anything.  Rather, was surprised that others weren’t ^^;  pantsu screenshot incoming, don’t say i didn’t warn you.

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Posted by meronpan on October 15, 2009

Would be a waste to not put the new tripod to waste, darou?  Took some test shots with nyx now that i can finally do portrait orientated shots again.  Makes a big difference when shooting with a 100mm lens with a 1.6 crop factor ^^;  Unfortunately…  I totally forgot to check my ISO!!!  So used to having it  stuck at 100 for my reviews I forgot I had shot some non-figure stuff and it was at 800 ;_;

One last thing before we get to the mini-“review”… oppai warning!

nyx04 (2)

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Harumination ~ はるみねーしょん

Posted by meronpan on October 11, 2009

Time for another manga… hmm… sampler?  はるみねーしょん – Harumination – is a 4-koma published by manga time kirara, authored by 大沖 (daioki).  I bought it because I just loved the cover art:


Wasn’t let down.  In fact I’ve thoroughly enjoyed pretty much all of the manga time kirara comics I’ve randomly purchased ^^  Speaking of which, did ya know K-ON! is published by manga time kirara?  Or that Daioki did a guest comic at the end of vol. 1 and 2 of K-ON!?

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東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom ~ Normal 1cc!

Posted by meronpan on October 10, 2009

Figures after I put up my whine post I go and 1cc pcb a few days later ^^;;

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Camera Lewt

Posted by meronpan on October 8, 2009


As mentioned yesterday, camera lewt arrived today!  A buncha stuff I’ve been needing – B+W 58mm mc clear filter, a giottos rocket air blaster, 70W 5500K fluorescent bulb, and to top it off, a new tripod!

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Posted by meronpan on October 7, 2009

click for gelbooru

click for gelbooru

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!  touhou rant engage.

i don’t know if i used up all my touhou patience on eosd or what but pcb is driving me crazy.  frikkin can’t capture any of yuyuko’s cards regularly… usually in practice mode i get down to like 2 or 3 lives (at best) clearing stage 6 -_-  youmu in stage 5 is only marginally better… and with both the worst part is i am back to terrible death bombing rates, dying with bombs in stock left and right.  orz

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Saber Lily ~全て遠き理想郷~ Distant Avalon

Posted by meronpan on October 4, 2009


Well, she’s finally here.  If I remember there was quite a fuss when she was announced and for good reason.  Great pose, great costume, great character ^^  Personally very pleased how she turned out, didn’t really spot any flaws to complain about.  Update: figure.fm version of the review is up (fewer pics, but they are displayed at 900 pixel width in the post.  Though if you want high rez, I have included 1920×1280 versions of a handful of the pics in this review post (mostly the wallpaper-ish pics))

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