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The Time Has Come

Well… it seems I have really let this blog go to pot for the past two years or so. After much deliberation, I think it is about time to nix this site for good. I don’t necessarily want to delete the posts so I might let is hang around on the internet as a zombie for a while. I am in the process of coming up with a new blog with a whole new purpose. It should go live soon.

 

With that, goodnight Cloudy Revelations. This truly is your final fantasy.

Ah, progress is good. There are only what, 16 to 17 days before Otakon? Phew. I’m excited to be returning but wow, I haven’t felt that rush of “omg omg omg! the wig isn’t done. I need to do these shoes over again. is my prop okay? do I have all my make-up. hairpins! i need hairpins!” for a long time. Taking a break off from serious conventioning last year really threw me for a loop. I must get back into the swing of things and I’m making my comeback in a big way.

Once again for Ota, I’ll be cosplaying as Anthy from Shoujo Kakumei Utena/Revolutionary Girl Utena. This year, I’m doing the TV versions of the Rose Bride and Anthy and the movie version of the Rose Bride. I’ve never done the TV versions before so I’m really excited. Also, to make this extra special, I now have a pair of beautiful green contacts (that I just practiced with). I’ve never worn contacts before so it was a little scary but the end result was entrancing. I couldn’t stop looking at my own eyes! LOL. Who know that a different eye color could make such a big change. Once I get used to putting them in (taking them out was a breeze), I’ll definitely be in the market to getting some more… namely lavender, amber, red, and mako green (i.e. Kadaj’s eye color). But for now, I’m very satisfied with my product!!! They’ll also come in handy once Mamiya arrives later this year. ^_^

Besides Otakon at the end of the month, this Saturday, I’m heading over to the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. to see the Star Wars in Concert show. According to my dear friend Sam, yesterday (7.13) was “Express Your Geekness Day”. I totally missed it so I’m expressing it now. GO STAR WARS GO! ^.^ I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve always wanted to go to a concert like this, especially after listening to the Evangelion Live Concert of 2001. It sounded like it was a once in a life time thing and the pictures in the insert reinforced that feeling. Yet another thing on my bucket list that will soon be crossed off. I need to think of more things to put on that list… I’m not ready to die yet but in the past few years, I’ve accomplished so much! Waaaaaah! @_@

Mata ne!

ZE BUCKET LIST (in no particular order)

1. Go to Japan (Thank you Towson University and Kansai Gaidai University!)

2. Finish writing one of my longer stories

3. See D live in Concert (they were all so pretty in real person *_*)

4. Perform in a Masquerade (thanks Mario!)

5. Meet Kanno Yoko and get her autograph

6. See X-Japan in concert

7. See Gackt in concert

8. See Hyde in concert (Saw him twice ^^ Thanx Otakon and Sam-chan!)

9. See Miyavi in concert (Thank you Sabu-chan!)

10. See Nightmare

11. See Versailles in concert (Thank you AnimeUSA!)

12. Visit Canada, South Korea and New Zealand (in that order, during the same trip)

13. Do a river cruise with Burt Wolf in Europe or traverse Europe on the Oriental Express

14. Do an anime convention tour around the US in a bus (like what John Madden has)

15. See Tohoshinki/Dong Bang Shin Ki/TVXQ in concert

16. Try Puffer Fish and live

17. To win a substantial monetary prize from the lottery or Publisher’s Clearing House | MODIFIED: Win ANY monetary prize from the lottery or Publisher’s Clearing House

18. Be an extra in a Hollywood movie regardless if its a box office hit or it stinks

19. Wear contacts with my Anthy cosplay

Cloudy Revelations Revival

TADAIMA Minna-san!!!!

ただ今皆さん!

Anthy Himemiya (Utena TV)

Oi, it’s been over a year since I last posted. Honma ni, gomen nasai! As you know, last year I was finally able to go to Japan. I stayed for four months and had an absolute blast. I came back home just before Christmas, and just in time to witness the awesome fury of Winter 2010 when the East Coast got rocked by not 1 but 2 huge blizzards. It was beautiful. I learned a lot in Japan, brought a lot of stuff, watched some anime and even got to see one of my favorite rock bands, D, in concert in Osaka.

I’ve been home for about six months and now I think I’m ready to start this blog back up again. I’ve been playing around with some ideas to change it. I may had random posts commenting on daily life and politico stuffs but mostly, I’ll still be sticking to otaku related stuff including concert reviews, cosplay updates, con reports, and what not.

So, to just list a few things which I may elaborate on later…

  • Miyavi Concert in Washington D.C. on June 29 was fucking amazing. (I apologize for cursing but that’s the only English word I can use to describe the magnitude of that concert). Thank you Miyavi for visiting us and I hope we showed you how much we’ve been waiting for that. Please come see us again soon because we are effing ready to rock again and again and again!
  • After a four year hiatus, I’m headed back to Otakon at the end of the month. I won’t have any additional costumes ready for Otakon but I’m happy to be going back. It’s a little like dejavu. Last time I was there, Yoshiki was there. I’m returning, and so is Yoshiki and he’s bring Sugizo with him!!! I already know, this is going to a repeat of the L’Arc~en~Ciel LINE OF DOOM as everyone tries to get into the 1st Mariner Arena. I feel for the first time participants in the masquerade having to perform in front of all those people! ^^;
  • I’ve pre-registered for AUSA. Their headliner is 12012. FINALLY, the east coast is getting some loving from  Japanese bands. Thank you so much in advance!
  • The Fantasia of the Rose has a new addition but I’ll update that in the proper section.
  • The D concert in Japan, apart of the Tightrope Tour, was freaking amazing. As an uber D fan, I was very satified.
  • Speaking of the D concert, I’ll have to import my posts from LJ here so everyone can read them.

Okay, I think that’s it for now. I will apologize in advance. After studying Japanese for so long and living in Japan, Japanese is naturally thrown into all my sentences. Now, I speak Kansai-ben so its even worse. On top of that, I can only count in German now (since I took it last semester) and since I’ll be taking Russian this semester (finally), it’ll probably screw up my speech any more. Come on technology, spell check for me because I don’t know what I’m saying anymore!!!! LOL

Great to be back! Let the Cloudy Revelations continue in the new decade! 宜しくお願いします!

Hiatus

This blog is going on hiatus for a few months as I prepare to study abroad. I have another journal set up just for that occasion. Therefore, you can find most of my principle blogs @ crliveosaka.livejournal.com However, if there is something big anime/game/music related going down in Japan while I’m there, I’ll cross post stuff here too.

Alright, see you in the new year!!!

And so another awesome anime magazine bites the dust. VIZ is canceling Shoujo Beat, the magazine that took the place of Animerica Extra in 2005.

DUDES! I don’t care how bad the stupid economic situation gets, this is just getting stupid!!!! Now I have nothing to read with no Shoujo and no Newtype. I’m afraid to subscribe to OtakuUSA out of fear of that magazine calling it quits too. GAH! I don’t even know what to say about this right now…. I’m too upset.

What are your opinions???

I guess, at least, VIZ isn’t going out of business and the titles published in the magazine will continue to be released as graphic novels but still… T_______________T

Almost Done…

ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT IN THE SEMESTER!

YATTA!

Then I can dust the… ano… dust! off of this blog! 😄

One Year Birthday

I just realized today, seven days late, that this blog has been around for one whole year now!!!

YAY! Happy Belated Birthday Cloudy Revelations!!!! Here’s to another 12 months of otaku fun!

Going to Japan

Last Friday, I finally recieved word from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka that I had been admitted to the Asian Studies Program. I am going to Japan in August!!!!!!!!!!

や~~~~った!!!!

I’m using the high from this news to try and pass my classes this semester… especially my history class which is beating me to death. T_____T If I can just finish my draft paper tonight… I should make it. Now is the time where I curse myself for reading so slowly…. I wish I could really speed read sometimes but I just have a habit of reading everything, one page at a time. >.<

いずれ….

YAY! Also, I’ve already opened the blog that will be dedicated to my travels abroad. It’s called Cloudy Revelations LIVE in Osaka and you can find the link under the blogroll section. Right now, all the posts are in straight Japanese because I forgot to put the translations on them. >_< But I’ll correct that this week.

Later!

温もり – Warmth –

It is a curious thing on the campus of Towson University when the sun is high and the sky, there is time in between classes (or no classes at all) and the warmth of spring surrounds us all. Although I’m shut up inside do work I should have done long ago, I’m happily looking out the window of my dorm room. There’s a big field right outside the window and it is bustling with activity this afternoon.

A lot of girls are out sunbathing in bikinis. A girl, a guy (I assume it was her boyfriend) and their dog were running around earlier. The dog was really cute; he liked chancing balls and wanted to play volleyball with another group of girl who are now having lunch as I type. A few people are out with their laptops, typing with one hand while applying sunscreen with the other. There are two other groups out right now, one group is playing Frisbee (a very popular pasttime on campus) while the other group is made of boy doing something with a bunch of small, multicolored balls. @_@ It’s like they’re playing croquet without the hoops or mallets. Just now, a group of three girls have sat down in the sun to enjoy lunch from the dining hall around the corner from my dorm.

I can only imagine that the beach between the main academic halls is full of sunbathers too. That is how you know it is a nice day… the college students come out in droves. As for me… I’ll enjoy this nice spring weather tomorrow. Today, I must read and type, read and type, read or die and type or die. Luckily, I now have motivation to complete my paper and a 5 hour long playlist of my favorite songs to work by. I might open the window but there are lots of bees and wasps flying around because the willow trees in front of the dorm are in full bloom.

All hail the glory of spring!!! How long will this beautiful weather last? Who can say but… はれるや! LOL.

(note: はれるや is a play on words for hareru means to be sunny ^_^)

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Listening to: EDEN by D

Eating: Sour Cream and Onion potato chips

Drinking: Water

Reading: Research material x_x

Whoa (aka Status Update)

やれやれ…

いとも久しぶりですね.
済ません. 最近, 私は怠慢です.

It has been an INSANELY long time since I last updated. Thank you college life. This semester has been nothing like I thought it would be. I have a dissertation-like research paper that has been consuming a lot of my free time (and sanity) plus two other papers this semester and A LOT of stuff to read. On top of that, I’ve been working hard to submit my application to Kansai Gaidai in Osaka — by the way, I did finally get it out ^__^ — and I applied for a scholarship for said study abroad venture. When I haven’t been stressing about my papers or work on them, I’ve been asleep. LOL. So that all translates to not updating my blog since February….

はあ~~~~

Well, on the bright side, spring is here (though the temperatures around here can’t decide if it is late winter or mid-May yet) and there are only five more weeks of classes left in this semester. YAY!

I’m not going to promise anything, but if I somehow overcome my tendency to procrastinate and get this research paper done before its due (that would be a miracle XD) I might be able to do a little “spring cleaning” around this blog and FINALLY update the cosplay page. *crosses fingers*

引き続き倍旧のご厚情を賜りたく、切にお願い申し上げます. 20号年の春の季節に, 私は, 愛と学業と生におけるを頑張り続けています.