So is my blog snowing too much? Well, at least Shagh thinks it’s fine, lol. And I’m pretty sure Koshiko, Meimi132 and Blowfish don’t mind, lol. Yup, digital snowflakes, snowy Vegas and shining anime. What could be better? Hmm, maybe more than 40 photos? Including sultry Elwing? Or sexy Xecty? Why not?
Snowy Vegas. Well, as promised in my teaser post, here are even more pics of the Las Vegas blizzard of 2008, lol. If you remember, I also wrote it was “The worst Vegas snowstorm in years, if not decades!” Well, guess what? Officially, it’s been called the worst snowstorm since 1979, or 30 years ago. Damn! Bakana! So while I slipped and slid on the slow-ass hour-plus highway drive home, it’s even funnier reading Mimi-chan’s rants here and there from next-door Utah, lol. But now, here are a few cellphone pics.
Man, I was lucky to ask my manager to leave the office by 4pm. Because by the time I reached home, shortly after 5pm, the snow was being dumped by the mega-ton, lol. If I had left at 5pm, I can’t imagine how long the drive would’ve been. One and a half hours? Two hours? Actually, this kind of storm reminds me of the *normal* snowstorms in New York and Ohio where I used to live, back in the 1990’s. Yup, normal, lol. Okay, switching from my cellphone cam to my trusty Canon Rebel XT. Check out how thick the snowfall is!
The next day. Thursday, December 18th. The rarely-white Christmas season. Plus the lack of road salt, as Lisa noted, lol. In fact, that morning, when I saw a couple of cars still sliding through the turns, I asked my manager to work from home to bypass any chance of another wasteful hour drive to and from the office. What I didn’t realize later was that my coworker NaTasha was wondering why I wasn’t at the office party that afternoon! Apparently, I skipped over that email. I never knew. So she taunted me for missing all the food and alcohol, haha. No worries, I told her to have fun for both of us. Fo sho!
Well, that’s it for the snow. Maybe not a spellbinding once-in-a-lifetime event, but perhaps an amusing once-in-three-decades event, lol. At least, I was amused. Yup, after all the cursing and swearing and freezing, I was amused, lol. Quite amused.
Shining Anime. Ah, okay, enough of the crappy snow. Here are my latest anime speed-reviews. Three more anime titles-seasons watched and completed since two weeks ago, for a total of 54 so far this year (or about 150+ across the last 3 years). With no end in sight, lol.
Blue Drop . Ah, my 52nd anime title-or-season of the year. Not bad. An enigmatic and elegant, but perhaps too elusive, 3 of 5 stars.
Naruto – S3 . My 53rd anime. Hey, despite the filler flashbacks, Season 3 still kicks out some decent drama and action into 4 of 5 stars. Pictured below is one of Naruto’s primary adversaries, the sand-shaping Gaara.
Shining Tears x Wind . My 54th anime. Ehh, not the greatest series, but still a watchably amusing, 3 of 5 stars. Couldn’t escape that climactic yaoi moment, lol. Plus yet another title or character (the 6th I’ve seen in the past couple years) named Zero! This name is getting tiresome, lol. Pictured below is the elven blonde Elwing (Elwyn).
Shining Tears X Wind. Damn, seems like ages since my last figure photoshoot! Almost three months! But since I just finished the anime, why not? While the “Shining Tears X Wind” anime is decidedly mediocre, based on the likewise mediocre “Shining Tears” RPG (if I recall correctly), their figures are pretty exceptional. Despite the annoyingly stubborn plastic wrapping beneath their skirts, the colors and details are mesmerizing. Based on the illustrations by hentai artist Tony Taka, and produced by Kotobukiya, here is the blonde elf Elwing (Elwyn) [my 91st of 92] and the raven elf Xecty [my 77th of 92]. Wallpaper backgrounds courtesy of my iMac, lol.
So whattaya think? Should I make a few wallpapers out of these? Not bad for my first photoshoot in three months, lol. Then again, this is also my 25th anime-figure photoshoot. After all, being amazed by DC‘s figure photos in 2006 is what inspired me to pursue this in the first place. So while I’ve stopped collecting at 92 figures thus far (unlike 132), I still have dozens of figures I haven’t opened or captured on camera. Including snow-themed ones, lol.