Shoji Meguro and Yumi Kawamura: “Kimi no Kioku (Memories of You)”

I just recently dominated the shit out of Persona 3 Portable (for the third time!) and was treated to this tear-inducing, feels-hashtagging bad boy during the credits. “Kimi no Kioku” was composed by Shoji Meguro and sung by Yumi Kawamura.

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Merchandise Materials: Gaming in the Bath

3 x Mini Computer Controller Soaps - Playstation, NES, Sega - Mini Controller Soaps

Thanks to NerdySoap, we can now game in the bathtub without fear of electrocution or irreparable water damage to our devices. All one needs is a vivid imagination. And possibly skin that doesn’t wrinkle. And a heated bathtub.

My point is . . . is that these are pretty cool, ok? Handmade and customizable for colour and scent (yes, NerdySoap is from the UK). Plus, there’s plenty of other designs, including game cartridges, Lego people, and a Death Star.

Lego minifigure type Soap x 20 - LegoN64 Golden Zelda Cart Soap: Retro and geeky! Handmade cartridge soap

Enjoy bubbling up next time!

BeCos Cosplay: behindinfinity

Occasionally, I run across a picture I believe to be Photoshop’d. There’s a double-take that occurs with a sound like a whip-snap (or a neck-crack) and suddenly my eyes are wide, my jaw dropped, and something quite like disgustenvyawe boils in my chest. (You know the feeling.)

Baymax: It is okay to cry. Crying is a natural response to pain.

Philippine-born-and-bred Jin (a.k.a. behindinfinity) has always done this to me, ever since I first discovered his Bleach cosplays on Deviantart. He’s been bedazzling folks on there for the past nine years, and has covered a truly impressive range of fandoms with spectacular skill. It’s no wonder he gets invited to cons for panels and the like. He and his friends’ dedication to cosplay and photography make me smile so much.  Continue reading BeCos Cosplay: behindinfinity

DIY for the Nerd: The Iron Shoe

I mean, if the shoe fits, you know. . .

. . .give it to Goodwill (if you value the position of your head atop your shoulders in any way).

I switched out one of my planned spotlights since the next season of GoT has begun. Hopefully, no one’s too tired of my many shoes/heels post. (I rarely wear them, truly, but I can’t deny they’re nice to ogle. Must be some genetic trait I can’t shake.) Continue reading DIY for the Nerd: The Iron Shoe

Final Fantasy XV Demo: The Sandwich Review

Prime your toasters, ‘cuz it’s time for another ASV Sandwich Review! Your Sandwich Artist today, however, will not be the indefatigable Brian Pham, but rather his younger brother of lesser power (<9000). Today’s menu features the long-awaited demo for the long-awaited FIFTEENTH installment of Final Fantasy. That’s right: developer Square Enix has, over nearly 28 years, made 15 main Final Fantasy titles–only ONE of which can be considered a stinking pile of moogle crap. (Of course, I won’t say which, at the risk of angering fans of the game in question. Let’s just say the number is more than 12 but less than 14.) Now, to the sandwich!

Continue reading Final Fantasy XV Demo: The Sandwich Review

Merchandise Materials: Multipass

Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it’s a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: We’re newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen…
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yes, she knows it’s a multipass. Anyway, we’re in love.

Slide in your ID, and bam, you’re off to The Fifth Element.

These are embellished versions of the Multipass Universal Card Holder for sale on shapeways.com. For $15.00, plus a short trip to the arts and crafts, I’m definitely not against it. However, if a 3-D printer suddenly appears in the wild (and I catch it with my Master Ball), I may not need this design by Monster_Caesar_Studios. Hmmm.