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Friday, February 26, 2010

Bootleg Manga!?

It would seem that Nick Simmons, who is Gene Simmons' (lead singer of KISS) son, made a comic called Incarnate which it's art looks a lot like the highly popular manga series by Tite Kubo: Bleach
It was brought to the world's attention by user "Tetsujiin" from the
GameFaq Boards a few days ago and now news of this has spread like wildfire across the net.
Fans of the Bleach series spent much time trying to let Tite Kubo know of this startling news.
He responded to the news with two Tweets:
"Last night until this morning, I got a ton of "an American comic is copying Bleach!" messages from overseas fans! Looking at the site I don't speak English, but I saw something like "Gene Simmons' son Nick Simmons who draws manga-style comics."

Honestly, more than whether they remble each other or not, I wonder that Gene Simmons' son is a mangaka..."

As for my thoughts on the matter, you can see in the above picture there's difinitely a resemblance. I can understand being inspired by an artist and how your art can be influenced by that artist, because as an artist myself this happens to me too. But seeing that the panels,characters,and even the dialog are nearly identical, there is difinitely something fishy. I wasn't totally convinced that Nick Simmoms plagiarized Bleach since I thought was influenced by Tie Kudo's style until I saw a post on Live Journal that has a whole lot of comparison pictures between the two and how similar they look.
It's a real shame, I think the story had a lot of potential and could've been a real hit.

What a rip-off!

Monday, February 22, 2010

What I did on Valentine's Day Weekend

Surprisingly it would seem I forgot to tell you all about it.

Well on the 13th, I worked with my Mom to do a Valentine's Day display in front of a hair salon by our local Publix shopping center in order to promote my Mom's Online Business: http://www.simplyvictorian.com/ where she sells Jewelry,Hair Accessories,Purses,Clothing, Lace Shirts (which could be good for those of you who cosplay or like steam punk,maybe even gothic lolita)and other stuff. The website is still a work in progress, but I'd love if you would check it out. ^^

Sadly, I was unable to get any pictures of myself in my "Romantic Outfit" that my Mom had me wear to showcase some of her clothing which consisted of a black jacket with a custom made crown & wings logo,a white ruffled cotton tuxedo shirt,black leather pants, and shoes (nothing special about them). I looked pretty good to say so myself.

Maybe when I wear it again I'll take (or have taken) some pictures and I'll show you all.
Talk to ya later. ; )

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aftermath of my Little Cousin's Birthday Bash

Sadly I can't tell you how the whole party went last night (though I heard it was good) since we (my mom and I) got there a little late because my mom lost her keys so we ended up searching for them everywhere for like 40 minutes.

You wouldn't believe where found them.
In my cousin's gift bag...-_-'
But thankfully we made it just in time for cake!:D
I got to see my family,see some of my friends I hadn't seen in a while,and meet some nice people.

After my older cousin got my uncle off the computer, My mom and I read my last blog post to Katie and to a few of her friends that stood by. It was really something from the heart and I think she really appreciated it.
Also, I think she liked that I gave her some publicity.
Don't worry, we gave her nice gifts too. : )
So all-in-all, I think I was a good night and I think she had a "Sweet" 16th Birthday.
Sniff, they grow up so fast...

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Little Cousin's Finally Growing Up

Well today's my little cousin's Sweet 16th Birthday and
Tonight will be a teenager's delight
She'll have a DJ,Disco,and Lights
There'll be singing and dancing all through night
Even Hannah Montana would be jealous
A party fit for a Queen, although she's only sixteen
She's rockin' n' rollin' and doin' her thing
She's singin' and priasin' the Lord at Flamingo Road Church or at her  Youtube Page
In the upcomming year American Idol awaits
But to leave Flamingo Road she'll dread what it takes!
Either way She'll do whatever God puts on her heart and she'll follow it as she has from the start
So now I'll end this poem with something that doesn't rhyme... Happy Birthday Katie!




Disclaimer: This post was not endoresed by Flamingo Road Church or by my little cousin, Katie.
Seriously

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Toy Fair 2010: GI-JOE

With Valentine's Day and all, I nearly forgot about ToyFair which is a huge convention where toy companies show off their latest offerings to various distributors.
One of the things that I was interested in hearing about was Hasbro's Military Action Figure Line called: GI-JOE.
My thoughts about this news and about certian changes (big and small) have been made since JoeCon (a GI-JOE Convention) after the jump.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi Everyone,


This my Valentine's Day Girl who is part of my Holiday Girls Series  that I started 2 years ago.
















I made some subtle changes since I last drew her last year (left) and
if you noticed I tried to draw "heart hands" which is when a character forms a heart shape with her hands.

Hope you all like it.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! ^3^

Comments And Constructive Criticism Welcome.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Mizore

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is Mizore Shirayuki from the fan service laden,harem comedy, anime series: Rosario + Vampire.
Mizore is a Yuki-onna ("Snow Woman"), and can control snow and ice at will, and she attends a school for monsters to learn how to fit in to the "Human" World. She's often seen with a mint lollipop in her mouth, to keep her cool. She becomes friends with a human who mistakenly finds himself in the same school with her a five other hot and cute monsters who become attracted to him for some odd reason.

Friday, February 12, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Amu Hinamori

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is Amu Hinamori from the anime series: Shugo Chara

Amu's the popular girl at school for her "cool and spicy" attitude but what the others don't see is that she's really quite shy and introverted. She wishes she could just be herself without worrying what others think. The next morning to her surprise, she finds three colorful eggs that hatch into three Guardian Characters: Ran, Miki, and Su.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: C2

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is CC (or C2) from the anime series: Code Geass
After being found by an exiled prince of Britannia named Lelouch Lamperouge, she grants him the power of the mind-controling Geass in exchange for saving her life after being kidnapped by Area 11 (Japanese) rebels who believed they stole a deadly gas from the Britannian Army. She would become Lelouch's ally and go on to help him in his quest to overthrow Britannian Empire.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Eri Sawachika

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is: Eri Sawachika from the anime series: School Rumble
Eri Sawachika was born into a wealthy family and she is half-British and half-Japanese, and attends Yagami High School as one of the popular kids. She's envied by most students for her beauty,talent,and her luxurious life style many believe she leads.

New Feature Added: "Read More" Button

Hi there,

Hope you've enjoyed reading my blog.
Some of you might have noticed that most of my post are considerably shorter than normal.
That's because I updated my blog's editing system and I started to use a new feature this month that allows me to shorten so my long post so they don't clutter the main page but by clicking the "read more" button allows you to see the whole post in it's entirety.

In the screenshot above, you can see a button that says "Read More" right?
Please click it! Pretty please with sugar on top! :)
You might even enjoy reading the rest of my post. -^^-
Thanks!

Thanks!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Rukia

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is: Rukia Kuchiki from the anime series: Bleach (no,not Clorox Bleach ;)
She is a Soul Reaper (similar to a Grim Reaper) in the 13th Division who meets Ichigo Kurosaki (who sees dead people and other supernatural things) and gives him her Soul Reaper powers in order to fulfill her duty to protect the living and bring the wondering souls to the Soul Society.

Monday, February 8, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Riza Hawkeye

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is Riza Hawkeye from the anime series: Fullmetal Alchemist.

She is a member of Amestris' State Military and Roy Mustang's most trusted subordinate (I hope he's worth it). She acts as his personal assistant and bodygaurd. She usually does the task he's too lazy to do, like paper work. ;) She always keeps her cool no matter how heated the situations gets. She also specializes is fire arms. You don't want'a be on the other side of her gun, unless you got a death wish.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Since Super Bowl Sunday is really like a Holiday
I thought why not make a girl of it like all the other holidays I've done.
Here's how she's changed since year:
2009
This is how she looked last year when I first drew her.

















2010

This year I decided to change her hair style, have her in a different pose,make her uniform look more acurate,and have a football feild in the background.
Hope you all like it.

Comments and Constructive Criticism Welcome

Picture and Character Created By: AJV (Me)
Be sure to check the rest of the 
Holidays Girls too.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Romeo x Juliet Review

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I will be reviewing the anime adaptation of Shakespear's Romeo x Juliet that has bit of fantasy elements added for good measure.
In Neo Verona, the house of Capulet peacefully ruled the land until the rival house of Montague took control on the kingdom of Neo Verona by killing the entire Capulet family and all of it's supporters in a bloody coup d'├ętat. But,one of the children of Capulet's did escape the massacre and her name was Juliet. Forced to hide and masquerade as a boy in order to avoid being caught by the House of Montague, who still search any Capulets that might have survived.
In a twist of fate, Juliet meets a young man and they instantly fall in love. But she does not know that the one she loves in the son of the man who killed her family and rules as a tyrant, Romeo Montague. Neither know of their family ties. Thus the tale of a forbidden love begins.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2D Hottie Spot Light: Yoko

Today's 2D Hottie Spot Light is Yoko Littner from the anime series Gurren Lagann.

Yoko is an excellent marksman (woman) who hunts down Gunmen that have kept the people of the world driven underground for many years, until one day while hunting down a large Gunmen that crashes through the roof on a underground village where she then meets Kamina and Simon and they defeat the Gunmen with teamwork. After that, they became the team known as Gurren Lagann and wage war against the Beastmen and their Gunmen.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2D Hottie Spotlight: Raven

For The Month of February I'll be posting my thought on characters (the current header should give you some clues) from various TV and Anime series.

Today's 2D Hottie Spotlight is Raven From DC comics animated series: Teen Titans.

Raven is member of the superhero team: Teen Titans
She is half-demon and half human who has the powers of Telekinesis/levitation, teleportation, and some measure of empathic and healing abilities; also able to project a "soul self". Because of her demon father, she has to always keep her emotions in check, otherwise she could bring an end to the world.