Blog 187 > Cops, Candy & Digital Sushi

Holy crap! I’m back with another huge-ass mega-post! Cops? Candy? And sushi? This week, I’ll plummet through a five-part rainbow-textured ocean of time-traveling Gothic Lolitas, fist-flying Hong Kong choreography, mouth-watering American fast food, thigh-baring Galactic enforcers, and self-reflective Australian beauties. Don’t ask me how I’ll tie them all together, lol. But I’ll manage somehow. Plus I hope I don’t forget the new “Question of the Week”, haha. Question. Question. Gotta remember that. So here we go! Readjust your seat, stretch your scroll finger, take a deep breath, and let the show begin…

Part 1 of 5. Evangelion Gothic Candy. To start us off, remember my huge four-figure Evangelion Gothlolis photoshoot a couple weeks ago? Here’s a mesmerizing flashback below.

Well, after seeing my photoshoot, Coco-chan wondered if there was ever an original illustration to inspire Rei Ayanami’s hat-topped outfit. I didn’t recall ever seeing one. But luckily, she remembered. Yes, there was one! Her outfit appeared in the 2008 “Evangelion 1.0 – You Are Not Alone” calendar below (clearly advertising the new “Rebuild” film series, lol). November-December 2008. While I’m not particularly fond of her hat in my figure photoshoot, her hat in this illustration actually seems to work, hehe.

Of course, after seeing this drawing, I was compelled to do my own Google search for more, lol. And here are the results. For this first image, I presume this is the cover. A sleek-and-stylish Gothic juxtaposition of the central Evangelion teen pilots ~ blue-haired Rei, dark-haired Shinji, and red-haired Asuka ~ among the sexier supporting-cast members, mostly female, lol.

In this next image, officer Misato and scientist Ritsuko look as dramatically abstract as they can, lol. Unfortunately, their outfits still seem to carry a tinge of the 80s and 90s, don’t they?

Here’s the wild child Asuka in white-and-black elegance…

Here’s the soft-spoken Rei again in black-and-white indulgence…

Finally, here’s the emo-triangle in their cotton-enhanced armor, lol. Couldn’t find a full wallpaper-sized version. Which would’ve been quite nice. Gotta love Asuka’s striped stockings!

By the way, if you didn’t know, before this Gothic-themed 2008 Calendar appeared, a Gothic-styled Asuka appeared in the 2005 Calendar. June 2005. In fact, this might be the first time any “Evangelion” character appeared in Gothic attire. I’m not sure. But if her wildly-popular PVC figure is any indication, this was probably one of the wisest artistic (and commercial) choices ever made, lol.

In this final image, Asuka appears in a full-sized fan-made wallpaper. Not bad at all.

Nice bits of eye candy, eh? Thanx again, Coco-chan. If I missed any, or if you have any more, feel free to include the links in your reply!

Part 2 of 5. Martial Arts Candy. Ah, martial arts! Continuing my trek into Asian film classics like Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” (1973) last December, I enjoyed Jackie Chan’s self-directed yet revolutionary police drama “Police Story” (1985) earlier this week. Including the bonus scenes and commentary, lol. I mean, beyond the edgy story and Jackie’s riveting dramatic performance, beyond the lack of budget in general or lack of special effects in particular, the death-defying level of these stunts are insane! Plowing through hillside shanty towns, leaping off buildings into pools, diving over-and-over through glass sheets, flying down accidentally-electrified poles! That final twenty-minute sequence demolishing that glass-filled shopping mall was mind-boggling! Here’s a YouTube taste of that mall sequence which hardly does it justice, lol. Yup, insane! Back in 1985!


But forget about the historical significance of this pioneering Hong Kong classic for a moment. If you’re a fan, listen up. You should get a little kick outta this, hehe. In the opening minutes of the film, the Police Chief introduces the main bad guy Chu Tu (or Tu Chu) and his crime gang. First, Chu Tu…

Then Mad Wing…

The rest of his hit men…

But at 2:22 minutes into the film, lo and behold, it’s Danny Choo! I mean, Danny Chu the lead thug! Haha, pretty funny…

And the rest of the army, lol.

Then towards the end of the film, minutes before that unbelievable twenty-minute glass-mall sequence begins, Jackie Chan’s beat-up character says, “I was fighting Danny Chu and his gang.” Haha, classic! When I saw this, I laughed, “Who? What?” LOL. Sorry, Danny, just teasing. ^_^

Hehe, but still, you gotta watch this classic. Even if you’ve never seen a Jackie Chan film in your life, this is the one film of his you should watch. Acted by Jackie. Performed by Jackie. Directed by Jackie. Even the theme songs are sung by Jackie. (He’s been an all-around performer since he was a child.) Watch it. Absorb it. And be amazed.

Part 3 of 5. Sunny Saturday Menu. Yup, I finished the “Police Story” disc (the film plus extras) from Wednesday through Friday, lol. Then Saturday, a sunlit day of mouth-watering treats I haven’t tasted in ages. Even months! So after partially taking care of some BitTorrent hangups and hiccups, I decided to get out around 2pm and drive over to the Dairy Queen in nearby Boulder City. Where my roommate Lisa works (one of her part-time jobs) to help out her parents (the owners and my ex-in-laws, lol). Why not? Here’s a photo of my Lisa-made mocha shake, barbecue sandwich, Cheetos and hot dog.

Here’s Ashley serving a random customer. She’s probably worked here at least 5 years now. Since she was 16 or so?

A random family…

Whew, almost finished. Getting full. Yup, gonna be a *small* dinner tonight…

Here’s a shot of the Dairy Queen building I’ve known since Lisa’s family and I all moved here in 1998. Wow, 11 years old already?

A shot of Pizza Hut and the street…

A shot of the renovated McDonald’s across the street…

A shot of the American-Indian jewelry and antique shop next door…

Finally, a shot of the railroad train and tracks behind my Nissan, lol…

After my late lunch, a hop over to Vons for some grocery shopping…

A shopping cart of chocolate soy milk, yogurt, ice cream and chewing gum, hehe…

After rocketing and riding my cart down the parking-lot to my vehicle, time to unload…

After Lisa came home a few hours later, we ordered some Papa John’s pizza! It’s been ages!

A close-up of the tomatoes and olives with extra sauce. Mmmm…

Lisa taunting Guiness, haha. Wait, did she spill garlic butter on that pillow?

Guiness seems largely uninterested…

Still uninterested…

Dammit, why isn’t he hungry?

Evil pizza, lol…

But such a cute Guiness…

In the end, I could only finish two slices. While Lisa managed three slices. That Dairy Queen lunch must’ve really stuffed me, lol. Fortunately, now we have nearly two full pizzas to last us for the rest of the week. Not bad at all. Especially in this economy.

Part 4 of 5. Science Fiction Candy. Okay, enough about food. Leaping from Hong Kong martial-arts eye-candy to Galactic-level female-formed eye-candy, I’ve had this concept for a while. Instead of spending hours upon hours to assemble a brand-new figure photoshoot, why not unlock and revive my old photoshoots for those who haven’t seen them yet? Saves time. But with the same feeling, lol. So to kick it off, here’s my first official photoshoot with a real camera. My “Kiddy Grade” photoshoot from November 2006. Two girls. Eclair in red. Lumiere in blue. Fifteen photos. Timeless art.















Cheers! What do you think? Not bad for my first real photoshoot. But thanx for allowing me to indulge in my time-travel back to the far future, lol. No, this isn’t my “Question of the Week”, but what was *your* first photoshoot with a *real* camera?

Part 5 of 5. The Legend of Digital Sushi. Speaking of cameras and photoshoots, many of you have already seen my poetic and super-short mini-post Blog 186.1 > Kamikaze Frozen a few days ago. An experimental decimal post between my weekly mega-posts, lol. Do you know what inspired me to bring it back? Earlier this week, I noticed that one visitor had found my blog via a search for “digital sushi”. And the page that the visitor landed on was my poem Remix 008 > Fallen based on a self-portrait photo taken by “Digital_Sushi” herself. Whoa, July 2005. Almost four years ago.

Here’s the brief background. Before Mimi-chan became the unofficial idol of the community in 2008, there was Digital_Sushi in 2005. The 21-year-old Australian beauty-next-door. The model-photographer queen. The customer-support analyst at Apple in Australia. And rising above hundreds of members, she became the unofficial super-idol of the “Self Portraits” community at Before the days of WordPress, Facebook or even MySpace. If I had to guess, I’d say the height of her power soared between the months of May and September 2005, when she posted a self-portrait almost every other day, sometimes daily, with a soul-searching phrase or heart-aching rant that always drew dozens and dozens of comments. Untouchable.

As an often-lurking rarely-posting “Self Portraits” member myself, as well as one of hundreds of her LiveJournal “friends”, it wasn’t difficult to notice that “Digital_Sushi” definitely drew the most attention, even amongst the other beauties. But one day, on 06 July 2005, she posted what was probably her most definitive self-portrait. Shown below. Tangled vulnerably on the tiled floor with a cigarette teetering in her left hand. My favorite photo ever of hers. Which impacted upon me so much so that I commented with the simple poem below. Amidst the dozens of comments, her mere reply: “that is loverly, thank youx.



she stares

hopeless knees


against unaffected tiles
against indifferent shadows
against uncaring reflections

her halo of velvet

yet soullessly

in forgotten freedom

her cigarette
her fading fire
her only dreaming beacon

to the distant


So earlier this week, when that one visitor found my “Digital_Sushi” remix, it unexpectedly triggered these emotions and memories from four years ago. And revived the type of remixes I used to write. Hence, my “Kamikaze Frozen”. The inspiration. The angst. The drama, lol. Yup, like I’ve told many of you, I plan to write more. While she hasn’t posted in years, don’t be surprised if I include a photo of “Digital Sushi” too, hehe.

Ah, at last! My “Question of the Week”. Here it is: Which newer but completely broadcasted anime titles would you recommend for me? That’s right. The anime can’t still be airing, it’s gotta be completed. On top of that, keep in mind I’ve already seen a ton of anime, lol. Lene-chan has already suggested “Devil Hunter Yohko” and “Martian Successor Nadesico”. Meanwhile, M132-chan has already suggested “Digimon”, haha. So if you can suggest three titles, that’d be awesome. But if I’ve already seen it, that’s negative-5 points each. In other words, the first commenter to recommend three titles I haven’t seen, gets a cool prize! What kind of prize? Hmm, maybe a free banner based on your site design. Maybe a free “Toybox” feature advertising your site on a future post. Who knows? Feel free to suggest a prize too, hahaha. But before I forget, here’s the rest of my “Kamikaze Frozen” photo set.




Well, that’s about it! That’s the end of the show. Did you enjoy the cops, the candy, and the digital sushi? LOL, I hope the time-traveling Gothic Lolitas, fist-flying Hong Kong choreography, mouth-watering American fast food, thigh-baring Galactic enforcers, and self-reflective Australian beauties kept you occupied and entertained. Till next time. See ya later. I’m outta here.


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