Monday, January 28, 2013

Maplestory Angelic Busters

Recently, Maplestory introduced its newest job: the sensational and adorable idol who is also a magical girl, the Angelic Buster!

I was hoping that there would be gender selection for this job, but they didn't have that option: you can only play as a female character. The reason you cannot choose to be a male Angelic Buster is, aside from the random one liners in a cute voice when fighting, because the storyline calls for the one female friend in a group of friends. In my opinion, they still should have included the male option because there would have been heck of a lot of boy love and guy love references to smirk about.

Another restriction with the Angelic Buster is the weapon she uses: she can only use soul shooters. She cannot use items that can be used by all jobs or other pirates (pirates being their job category). The magical girl form of the Angelic Buster can only wear Cash Shop items as well, which may call for spending real life money.

At least her hair colour and hairstyle can be changed in both her magical girl form and regular form.

It's a blast playing as an Angelic Buster, especially with the storyline, but I still prefer the Adventurers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Good morning

Guess where I was one morning?

Waiting for the TTC bus at Kennedy and Finch.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New January Anime Convention

There's a new anime convention in Toronto and its name is "Frostcon."

Frostcon is a small convention that will be held at Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 11 AM until 7 PM. The all day ticket price for the event will be $10. Main features to the convention will be panels, workshops, a dealers room, an artist alley, and lots of cosplay. (Yay, cosplay!)

Check out their website at

I will not be attending this event, so there will not be a post on the blog following Frostcon.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Guess Who?

Remember that kind-of-like-a-board-game-but-not-really-a-board-game game where you are suppose to guess what character your opponent has by asking questions about their character's physical traits? If you do, you may remember it as Guess Who. There were other versions of the game with different names, but we'll stick with "Guess Who" for this post's purpose.

The front box of "Guess Who?"

One night, I had a dream where I was playing Guess Who, but the twist was that the people in the game were anime characters. It was tough to not ask my opponent about their character's job, personality, and breast size. When I woke up, I made a mental note to myself to modify a Guess Who game with anime characters in the near future. That note was forgotten until I saw my cousin's Guess Who game during winter break. I asked if I may borrow their game for a year, and now it is in my possession.

I was super excited about modifying the game, but I soon realized that there needed to be a criteria list for which characters to use. I couldn't just randomly select characters or else the game may not be as challenging as it should be. (Which now that I think of it, I should have added some traps.)

I decided to stick with characters that portray more realistic physical traits; no animal ears, no crazy hairstyle, has natural skin tones, and looks 99% like a human. The Guess Who anime cats version and other versions can come later.

And so, the results of 5 hours of searching for pictures on the Internet, resizing images, cropping, printing, and cutting paper were:

Ta dah! I asked friends on Facebook to provide me with 5 of their favourite characters and added some of them in. It took more time looking for good pictures than anything. It didn't surprise me how most of the good and useable pictures were on wiki pages.

An extra rule to this version of the game is: you may not ask your opponent questions about their character's job, race, history, series or movie title, clothing, and personality. Only ask questions about your opponent's character's physical traits, excluding skin colour for courtesy.

Cool story: the game pieces are finished.
Bad news: it still need to be tested.

Hopefully, it will be fun to play.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

End of the 2012-2013 Holidays

It is the end of the holidays! I always find it difficult to get out of holiday mode. The switch just won't flip.

I spent half of my holidays sitting around, thinking, cleaning, and playing online games; and the other half dilly dallying at my cousin's. If Toronto had more snow, I would have made a snowman army. Of course, there would be snowwomen included too.

Here's a few shots I took of my cousin's stocking and candy house d├ęcor:

I needed something to test my camera on to make sure it was still functioning. I am not sure what is the cause of the many blurry pictures I keep capturing: are my hands shaking all the time or is the camera dying? I need both my hands and camera to function, so I am worried.

In other news, I will be picking up a few projects to finish before mid-April and going back to school. I look forward to what I may learn this term (not kidding).
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