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Karan's Bakery / Re: Bodacious Nezumi quotes
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:40:00 pm »
....

Thanks to your glorious title, I now have a mental image of Nezumi as young Keanu Reeves in Bill and Ted.


I present you (pseudo) life action dudes: Rikiga, Shion and Nezumi?

I have thankfully never heard the dub and I'm not sure now if I should do so or not...

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Karan's Bakery / Re: No.6 cosplay
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:07:48 pm »
It's a double post, but to bring it back after woah, two years!

I like to think that my cosplay game has progressed a little bit. Unfortunately however I no longer have my own hair black. So I will have to look for a wig. I never got around to get proper grey circle lenses... I did try with bright blue ones - that is one of the last pictures with my real hair but the blue is definitely not really Nezumi. And the next one is with a short wig, so it would be book-version... but I like the warmer light and softer angle. (I do have a narrow slightly edgy face...)

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:58:36 am »
Wow, that is a lot that has been going on. But I'm glad to hear that some things are resolved.

Also... how can a PT NOT notice dislocated kneecaps. That's like the second thing you do should make that obvious. But well... there's a lot of PT who think they know what it is or don't question the diagnose and don't recheck... My mum recently got PT as well for her knees (I pressed her for years now, her gait is horrible and I can't be her therapist, because she never listens to me.) And then the one she goes to massages her all 9 sessions and gives her ONE stretching exercise. That's... doing nothing. Not worth the money. I was pretty pissed off.

Hope your boyfriend does well, that's a shitty shoulder injury to have. I've seen a few of those (skiing resorts everywhere), they tend to heal alright though!

I've just been outside with my roommates dog. And... it made me come back here to see what's been going on.
I have never realised how creepy similar my city is to No. 6.
I've walked behind the waste disposal plant and from that angle it looks so much like what's described of the one from the west gate and a touch of correctional facility. We also have a dome on the top of the government building which is in the center of the city and a wall of high mountains on one side in the distance.
However... politics aren't too bad, since this is a near complete democracy.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:36:59 am »
I'm also still around! I've been a little preoccipied during spring and summer due to some personal stuff. But I keep checking here every now and then.

I've also been debating with myself if I should start reading the novels again any time soon. (Sometimes it's... less fun to have a memory where I can retain most tiny details of whatever I read...makes me have to wait several months to years before something can become a 'fresh' read again where my mindset is not still stuck in the same analytic cycle from before.)

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: December 29, 2016, 04:24:38 pm »
Books or Movies, anything entertaining unless his head can't take it. But it will be boring to wait for it to heal.

Also my friend and me had fun today. And I don't consider it proper cosplay, we just had fun. So I'm sharing it here.

I also laughed my butt off when I tried her Shion wig. I definitely don't look like Shion.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:07:45 pm »
Ah, reading all that just made me breathe properly again.

I feel with you Weisel. University is turning into hell right now. I thought I could catch a break after finishing 6month of internship... but yeah. No.

The workload we got right now is slowly turning into a 12 hour study day. And my mother is pressing me to socialise with people I have nothing in common with, so she doesn't have to go alone, even though SHE likes them. But oh joy for me. That's not my company. Every time I make a witty comment no one gets it and they just stare at me and I'm just... sorry that I actually said something intelligent and don't sit here like decoration. But go on, keep complaining about the same thing over and over and over.

And all of you watching YOI: I was so sceptical with that show at first, but I ended up watching it as well and I love it. I love how they made Yuri so perfectly relatable. A true gem. I hope they keep it in the current flow and don't turn over to bland fanservice.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: November 09, 2016, 02:34:24 pm »
This is totally off toppic and not really relevant, but I just read some texts from last night and I really had to laugh at these:

[ text ]: I have a knack for carnage and poetic language

[ text ]: you got into a really intense argument about protecting bees. it was weirdly arousing.

[ text ]: I have never heard someone not give a **** so poetically in my life. I feel like you should be leading men into battle with a speech like that.

[ text ]: I can tell right now that knowing you will either be really fun or ruin my life


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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: October 08, 2016, 05:50:55 pm »
If that stream is going to be on the weekend I might try joining in as well!

I'm glad to hear you've got some good things happening, Weisel.

And I wish you the best of luck for finding a new job, kare-reiko. That sounds aweful and you shouldn't be exposed to that any longer. Can't be healthy.

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Karan's Bakery / Re: No.6 cosplay
« on: October 08, 2016, 05:43:23 pm »
Coincidentally I watched that exact video on eyeliner about two days ago. But I never manage to make it look like that, I've never practiced, so I have something to catch up there. I still just do the waterline most of the time. As for contouring I'm working more and more with that, but the lighting and the camera is not exactly optimal, I think it was light from the laptop screen and my phone? Although I am glad my phone kinda clears out the skin.

For the eyes, I still have to get contacts, those are my plain eyes and to get that bigger anime eye look... it's better with slightly larger contacts, because otherwise you have too much emphasize on the whites? At least that's how I feel. And that make up brand you mentioned, no that doesn't exist here. But I've discovered this one named catrice that is fairly cheap but quite alright and another one called essence usually hase some good stuff. The only thing I'm struggling with is foundation, because drugstore brands are not light enough for me. I mostly use a BB cream that has decent coverage that I got on ebay (from Korea).

As for the hair, yes, that is no wig and I want to keep it that way, even though there have been others who think I'm crazy if I want to pull off a cosplay without a wig. But I still think a tight ponytail looks better when it's real and I like my hair, I have a lot, straight and healthily silky hair so I don't feel uncomfortable. (My hair is that one feature I actually like about myself XD) Also Nezumi's little ponytail is actually how I run around at work as well, the time it takes to style that isn't even a minute. Grab, pull up, shake out the fringe and tie, done. So for a convention I guess I'd just set the front with hairspray and so I can redo the ponytail if it gets messy without having to fuss over it for an hour in the bathroom.

Sadly the haircolour I have been using and liking seems to have been discontinued and now I need to find a new brand that I like. (Being naturally dark blonde...) Not quite satisfied with any new one so far...

I've been daring and tried this blue-black that barely had a shine of blue though. (Picture attached, please don't look at my face, I'm not wearing make up at all)
But I think I'd rather look further for another one that is just really deep, dark black, because that also works a bit smoother with my very pale skin tone. More of a neutral to neutral tone instead of a cold one.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: October 03, 2016, 10:24:32 am »
That doesn't sound all that splendid for either of you.

I hope you're finally able to go see that doctor about Limes, you've been fighting for that for so long now.

In our country you can actually call a service or firefighters to take down wasps because taking down a hive is hightly dangerous without proper safety. And if it's in the house the one renting out the house has to pay and organise... since they're no one's fault.

Doesn't sound too great. Perhaps winter will be cold enough to kill them off.

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Forest Garden / Re: All Cosplay!
« on: October 01, 2016, 02:08:39 pm »
I'm still a newbie, but I can share my first cosplay. I made it all on my own and have worn it at two conventions.




It's actually all low budget (except for the wig). And the pictures are from a con in Germany.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: October 01, 2016, 02:00:06 pm »
They're looking for a place for the winter. While I wouldn't be worried about the bees, please make sure there's no wasp nest being built anywhere in the house, those can be really dangerous...

And I haven't been here for ages. I've been kept too busy at the hospital (internship! I'm all good!).

How are you all doing?

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Karan's Bakery / Re: No.6 cosplay
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:54:03 pm »
My cosplay is getting more and more complete. I'm still trying around with make up though. But I just rediscovered this on my phone and I wanted to share. What do you think? Any tips?

Klick here, because it's not exactly small.

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: May 03, 2016, 03:43:48 am »
Moving is a pain in the ass.

I've had so much to do. I live in a shared flat and we were 3 people, the one with the main contract now moves in with her boyfriend and ended the subcontracts for the other two of us. So I was busy trying to find a new flat with my roommate (since we know we get along smoothly we decided to look for a place together).
Finally found one, moved all the **** and got everything out of my storage (because I had my own flat for a year and had it put away).

It was a pain, but it was so worth it. The new flat is so nice, blood and sweat doing it all by ourselves. (The downside though: I have no money left to invest in cosplay or go to a convention.)

How have you all been?

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Forest Garden / Re: Chat thread :)
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:27:39 pm »
Asahi is a giant and he looks mature, having a little beard and all (despite being 17, people always think he's already an adult) but he's very shy and timid and Hosoya actually carries that softness and insecurity in his voice despite not making it high. There his voice fits perfectly.

Honestly, I enjoy the guys with deeper voices, I can accept that when they're 17, too, even if it is a bit of a long shot. But really it would be nice if they switch for flashbacks to childhood at least.

Yamaguchi is just a little bit of a personal hero for me, haha. I admit, I'm old. But I also like the young ones that just started.

I never really noticed that German dubs are less shrill, save a few rare cases. But yeah, it is a Japanese thing as far as I know that high, cute voices for women is what you want. Hence popular characters usually get very 'cute' voices and many girls try to speak higher, too.

But I can't agree with German being a language for a lower voice. I do speak higher when I go for proper German compared to Swiss-German. The latter is more lazy, deeper in the throat by nature, for German I form the sounds more in my mouth to articulate cleaner. My English voice tends to be deeper than German as well. Can't judge it for Chinese, it's been a while and the quality is very much different. I think French is about the same level as German, too. Lots of sounds to refine with your tongue and teeth so it's harder to keep the vocal cords very open.

A big part of it certainly is also confidence and how used you are to a language. If it's new or rarely used you have to more consciously watch the sounds you produce/muscles you move and that automatically causes tension and the tension of the vocal chords makes a voice higher. That's also why confidence lowers the voice and nervousness can make it higher together with the posture.

Ahiku though probably has much better knowledge when it comes to that. ^^

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