The Piracy of Anime and Manga

TL;DR : Stop pirating anime and manga if you have the legal means to acquire / watch it. If you don’t have a legal means to get a hold of it, start demanding it from the license holder by contacting them directly through the proper channels. Show that there’s a demand in your region. There has been so much talk lately about the piracy of anime & manga lately due to Japan’s new operation to protect one of their most important cultural exports, anime / manga. Even before this though, there have been heated debates among fans regarding the ethics of … Continued


[NSFW] Anti-Furry Facebook

So… recently I had commissioned the wonderfully amazing artist, Jailbird, to create a new reference sheet of my fursona. Finally on 3/7/2014, it was finished. It came out beautifully, as shown below: Obviously this is a bit too not safe for work to be shared on social media (especially on Facebook). So I cropped the image and pixelized the sheath, just to be overly cautious, as my Facebook account already had ‘two strikes’. These “strikes” came from someone on my friends list reporting two images I had on my account which featured covers of doujinshi I bought. Anyways, back to … Continued

Hinata Dakimakura

Custom Hinata Hyuuga Dakimakura

As many may know, I’m obsessed over Hinata from Naruto. I’ve purchased as much fan-art of her from artist alleys around the US as I could. Official merchandise of Hinata is extremely slim pickings though so I’m basically stuck on having to resort to fan-made stuff at the moment. Something I really wanted is a custom dakimakura of Hinata. This is obviously something that would never be approved by the studio that makes Naruto. So I searched around both DeviantArt and Pixiv for an artist who has done dakimakura designs before, and were willing to take commissions. I eventually found an … Continued


Cosplay Community from an Outside Perspective

Before you begin reading this article, I would like to preface that I am not a cosplayer (I attempted to cosplay in 2007, but it was terrible (Never Again!)), nor a photographer. This article is purely my personal opinion of the cosplay community from my outside perspective. These are the conclusions I’ve come to over the years of attending / staffing conventions, and being friends with a fairly large number of well-known cosplayers and photographers. From my view, the cosplay community used to be something innocent; dressing up as your favorite character while attending a convention or gathering. However, it … Continued

[Fixed] Small Experience Glitch on Ragnarok (iRO)

Fixed as of 11/22/2013 after reporting this to Gravity US.   So today while I was playing around with the Novice Academy scripts on iRO I came across this interesting bug. This bug allowed my novice to level up to level 13 by continually getting 200 xp given to him from the NPC dialog. How this bug works is an oversight by the person who was in charge of localizing the file for iRO. There is a section of the script that gives the player 200 exp for accepting trying out the thief skills. However, this same npc also … Continued

Quest Bubble

[Hercules] Quest Bubbles

While working on the new Novice Academy script files I yet again ran across a rather large use of the Quest Bubbles in Ragnarok. These bubbles are basically a small icon that appears above an NPC’s head and marks their location on the mini-map. It’s primarily used to show the location of a quest. It looks something like this in-game: These bubbles have been in the Athena since around 2010, but it has never really be implemented the way it should be… or at least the way it works in AEGIS. After 3 years of dealing with it, I’ve finally … Continued

RS Exp Exploit

RuneScape Glitch : God Statue Infinite Construction XP

Attention! Abusing bugs within RuneScape is against the rules and can result in a ban of your account. Do not abuse glitches! This is only a post to assist Jagex is fixing the bug. A new exploit has appeared in RuneScape with the release of the new God Statue Distraction & Diversion. This glitch allows the abuser to give themselves infinite Construction XP by abusing the xp reward given to them by completing the D&D. How the bug is performed: Put your RuneScape client into “Fixed” resolution. Go to one of the statues in-game. Start the mini-game by selecting “Build Scaffolding”. … Continued

Here's the other side of my room. Where my entertainment stuffs are.

My Room of Otakuness [2012]

Recently I had my girlfriend take some pictures for the Worldwide Otaku Report. So we figured why not post them on my blog? So that’s what I’m doing :) Enjoy the awesomeness:                   Girlfriend didn’t take pics of the last two selves, they are an assorted array of figures I’ve collected. Maybe we can post em’ later.<       Finally… Here’s some shots of my doujinshi collection! :D  

Hood of Mirai Millennium Itasha

Anime Expo 2011 – Toyota Mirai Itasha

Those who went to Anime Expo 2011 and walked by the Culture Japan booth may have noticed some amazing cars with Mirai Suenaga on them. To help promote Culture Japan, Danny Choo got a booth at Anime Expo 2011 and worked with his comrades in the United States to get some cars ready in time. The cars chosen to become the itashas for the booth were both Tofu Prods’ and my own. First, I would like to thank Danny Choo for choosing my car for this, I absolutely love the itasha and will keep it as one as long as I can. I would also like to thank … Continued