Return from NYC


Top Left and Top Right Images: Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake at a KFC restaurant in Toronto, Canada.
Bottom Left Image: A Japanese-style Banana-Chocolate Creme Crêpe at Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater, NJ.
Bottom Right Image: Some of my print-based shota manga and doujinshi collection in my room.
See details for each image in bolded section of the journal post below.

Though this may actually be my first non-shota related post on this blog, I figured I might just as well post this for fun! >o<;; Ahhh~! After a weeklong trip down to NYC and a bit of New Jersey as well, I feel so exhaused yet I have this sense of fulfillment and lack of regret for ever going down there... Sure there was thrill and danger of being in the Big Apple, but I even found some of the things that I never expected to find down there! Despite having sore feet and insomnia after endless walking for three days from Battery Park to Harlem, along with occasional trips down to Anime Castle in Flushing (Queens), Book Off in between Times Square and Rockefeller Center (Manhattan), the Botanical Garden in Brooklyn, and the renowned Mitsuwa Marketplace (ミツワマーケットプレイス), a Japanese supermarket filled with Japanese-related goods and fandom in scenic Edgewater, NJ (just across the Hudson River and you can see the full view of Manhattan from its coast), I left "the city that never sleeps" with little regret. I however may return to NYC later on during my other US trips purely for shopping, bargaining, and fandom hunting.

Top-Right and Top-Left Images: After returning from NYC, I felt that I needed something really sweet to munch on. So, I saw a KFC advertisement at home on TV featuring the cheesecake while at the same time having a craving for deep fried chicken and some Tex-Mex. I headed down to my nearest KFC/Taco Bell 2-in-1 restaurant and ordered one big Taco Bell combo and a KFC chicken snack box on the side. In addition, one savory cheesecake. Mmmmm.. Vacuum-packed frozen food... Aaaauuuuu... *drool*

Bottom-Left Image: Despite looking really small at the cost of USD$5, do not underestimate its stomach-filling whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, bananas, and chocolate syrup from top to bottom of the cone like an ice-cream. One gulp of this in 5 minutes and your stomach is half-full already. For the same price, a strawberry-flavored variant as well as a chocolate fudge variant is also available as substitutes at the Marion Patisserie stall in the Mitsuwa Marketplace building. Aside the tasty pastry, I have also tried a $9 soy ramen bowl at Santouka and a tasty $3 unagi onigiri at Omusubi Gonbei on the same day. Talk about sampling foods, I think I was pigging out instead, lol. I also bought some fun looking books at Sanseido (non-shota-related; as the store did not sell any yaoi or shounen-ai for that matter).

Bottom-Right Image: It's only part of my print-based shota books collection I display here, but something is worth nothing here that is related to my NYC trip. However, only "Fluffy 2" and "Shimekomi" displayed in this image are actually web-ordered and shipped from Japan. The other four books displayed in this image were bought in the USA and brought back home. "Almost Crying" happens to be the only fully-English-translated shota book I have that I bought in NYC, at Anime Castle. In fact, it is the only shota book at Anime Castle. "Nyosoketto Anthology", "Nekokan", and "Samishii Yoru no Himitsu" were bought at Book Off for $5 each. \^o^/
Other books I bought at Book Off and not displayed in the photo are "Kodomo no Shippo" and "Oshioki".

Another news! I actually got a commission request to do a shota drawing. Since I know this requester very well (on a personal level) and I do not officially do any commission work as I lack the necessary time and resources to go through with it. I am going to honor this request without charging this person as this will be my very first commission work ever. Since this person requested that I do not publish the finished work online after I finish, I will only describe the image on my webpage. Although I do not offer to do any commissions officially, my policy on private drawing requests is that I publish the works to the public after 3 years of finished date. I am estimating this image will be finished by the end of September 2013 as I have other things to do during the time. If this does happen, the image will not be online until September 2016 or until the requester consents on releasing it early. Shh! I will secretly post the commission work shortly after I'm done...


August is here! Bon Voyage!


It's finally August! I'm finally finished classes for the summer term and preparing again for another grudging school year in September..

Meanwhile, I hope you took the liberty of waiting for me since my last blog post here.
It's August Guro ("Erotic Gore") Marathon! Featuring cute little Kousuke Kira from the ongoing manga series and shortlived anime adaptation of "BTOOOM!", I decided to draw, for the very first time of my life: gore, blood, necrophilia, and anything else that normal people will find repulsive, especially if you are eating something as you are watching this, lol...

Well, here is the full set at PIXIV if you want to see the gore I tried to draw based on the events that occured in the actual series (YES, Kousuke really did kill his father with a BIM and literally decapitated him from the waist-up; NO, Kousuke really did not fuck his dead father's corpse after killing him, that was purely a part of my sick imagination based on the series):
I have been working on this for the past week since I finished school in August... Although I will be away from this keyboard for the entirety of next week as I will be away on a personally-arranged shopping spree excursion to New York!
No drawing, no work, absolutely nothing else for next week...

EDIT: I'm back!

Maybe by the end of this week, I will get started on several new projects for the upcoming Anime North convention next year in June (I will be applying for a table).

I apologize if anyone thought I was dead this whole time (died at keyboard, rofl?), but don't worry, I'm still here and alive and well!

My next projects to do are as follows:
-Doujinshi: Vocaloid Parody featuring Len and Ryuto (Gachapoid) forced into an awkward and racy yaoi-themed "LLP" (Love Love Project) planned by devious-minded Rin and Gachapin (I'm still deciding whether I should include Miku as a side character, brief cameo, or exclude her completely.. Mukku [Gachapin's Red Yeti sidekick] will make an appearance as a side character). The doujinshi will be on hold for now, but a promotional image for this doujinshi is already in the making.

EDIT: As of August 21, 2013, the promotional image is finished and can be viewed here via PIXIV here at Upload to website will be done at a later date. I am currently drawing the image for Uchoten Kazoku at the present.

-Image: "The Eccentric Family" ("Uchoten Kazoku" in Japan) anime parody, originally based on the novel will feature the shota-looking youngest brother, Yashiro Shimogamo getting a "naughty surprise" from his prankster-loser older brother, Yasaburo.
-Doujinshi: Currently in planning process, this will be my first officially published doujinshi comics that will feature a non-erotic shotacon boys' love involving school-aged boys.. Though in a thematic manner of approach similar to "Almost Crying" ("泣いちゃいそうよ" or Naichai Souyo in Japan) by Mako Takahashi, this doujinshi will address realistic issues of LGBT rights and societal struggle from a unique perspective. I will hope to sell this one at Anime North next year...

I actually have a longer list than this one here on a personal level, but for now, this is what I can supplement realistically. For now, I will then write again when I have new things to share with you next time! Off to NYC now! Whee!
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