Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just before I go to bed..

I am feeling KinderWhore...

KinderWhore: Kinderwhore fashion "does what it says on the tin." Rather than being its own subculture, the word describes an inverted lolita aesthetic, where sweet, childlike clothes are paired with an aggressive display of sexuality. Source

a specific style consisting of little girl style dresses, knee high socks/tights, marry janes, smeared lipstick, and heavy eye makeup and things of the same likeness. first thought up by Courtney love in the 90s.


I suppose it is like lolicon or 'moe' but more grunge and trashy. I dig it.x

Listening to: NIN- Beside You In Time

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Show and Tell with Hideki Anno

I was watching these videos of Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideki Anno who comes to an Elementary school and teaches the children how to do an animation. It is in four episodes, which I really enjoyed. Anno takes the children to his parents and the school kids interview them about how Anno got into manga and then they interview two of Anno's old friends from college.

It was entertaining to watch, contains some nice scenery which was used in Evangelion and Anno says some words of wisdom which I like. These were my favourite quotes from him, this one is very relevant;

In school tests, there is only one answer for each question and you might get zero or half points if you get the wrong answer, but in the real world, things are not black and white, so you should think about things on your own and express them in words or pictures. This is how you communicate with people, with other people.

And this made me laugh,

There are no boundaries or age limits with geeks.

Anno seems like a down to earth person. In work last year one of our survey questions was, "If there was anyone in the world you could have a cup of tea with who would it be?" Hideki Anno would be one of them.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I am a sinner and a saint and I do not feel ashamed.

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

This song takes me back. I freaken loved it and still do! :3 Great song.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Time for updates!

I know I have been just uploading the odd pictures here and there on deviantArt and on Tumblr. I am really happy many liked the erotic Rei photos which can be seen on my DA. It can be really scary putting yourself out there at times but I really enjoy it for entertainment and self expression. :) I am going to work on it now and maybe I might do a proper shoot in the dress.

Speaking of that Rei dress, I read an interesting article earlier about fetish cosplay model Ushijima who was banned from an anime convention in Taiwan for attending the convention in a very revealing costume. I am a big fan of Ushijima and think she has an attractive slick way of modelling which makes her very distinctive and I do like her photos and I am all for girls being confident, showing off their bodies but I aways think when you are cosplaying at an event you should consider your environment especially at a family ran event and when it is at a university. I know myself working at anime conventions we have to have procedures on cosplayers covering up because they are parents and children around. If the event was over 18s and independent then I am sure it would be fine wearing really revealing costumes. That is why I couldn't wear that erotic Rei dress to a convention or out, just for shoots. Anyway it is up to Ushijima what she wants to do with herself and I still like her but I always think consideration goes along way. Here is the article if interested.

On a side note, I contacted a very good fetish photographer on some cosplay shoots. He is quite well known and does Hollywood spotlight kinda photos. So we will see if it happens. *Fingers Crossed* On Sunday I had a chat with Stephen another photographer who I am working with on a major cosplay and identity project. We hope things will start moving. He kindly offered to take studio photos of me in a few of my costumes which I haven't had photos of yet such as Rin Tohsaka, Rei Ayanami (Angelic Days version), and in my two C.C. costumes. So they will be happening soon. :) I am glad to be getting more professional photos into my cosplay portfolio.

College is going fine, most start working on the projects. I need to start working on my main event which is somewhat a cosplay art gallery held in Dublin. I will go into more as time goes on.

I am also playing Katawa Shoujo a good visual novel made by Four Leaf a crowd who came together from 4chan. It is a good game and it teaches you alot about life like don't judge a book by it's cover. I also love the line Rin days "Emi is at her Emiest when she is running" as I am like that with cosplaying and modelling. Some people think it is insecurity that we hide behind costumes, wigs and lenses but many of us do it to show our true selves. It is for self expression. The game teaches us about kindness and acceptance.

That is it for now! Thanks alot for your comments, watches and faves. I really appreciate it and the most fun part of it all is getting to know everyone and being exposed to a new world. :)