Welcome Katsuni! Welcome back, my trusty Toyboxers! Your maniacal master of the mega-post broadcast has returned with yet another five-part foray into the feline realm, lol. But why Katsuni? Hehe, why not? Actually, whether by demon or by design, it’s quite amusing how French-Asian adult-video actresses seem to slink their way onto my posts! Last week, French-Japanese idol Maria Ozawa. Then this week, French-Vietnamese star Katsuni. Yup, this week, our feline odyssey explores terrifying tiger tactics, shuffling little kitties, and of course, internationally captivating catfights! All accompanied by over 90 images! So beware, if you’re still cave-dwelling with Internet Explorer, ditch the buggy IE, and let the browsing fox fire up your soul, haha. On your mark! Get set! Go! Hope you enjoy the show…
Part 1 of 5. Terrifying Tiger Tactics. Yup, let’s begin the show with something terrifying in the real world! Well, not quite terrifying. Just the unknown and unfamiliar, lol. Starting in about one week, on Monday, March 2nd, I will be assisting not one, but *two* “Tiger Teams” in the in-depth analytical reassessment of our corporation’s software application products. Both the “Real Estate” and “Projects” applications. Whew, intimidating!
While not a “tiger team” in the true sense of security penetration, the idea of an aggressive task-force-based analysis and reassessment is there.
In fact, both five-man teams will be operating concurrently over a period of six weeks. Yup, you heard me. Concurrently. For six weeks.
So while I’m not an SME (subject matter expert) in either application, as Technical Writer-Editor, I will be providing all-area support in the documentation and refinement of materials.
In other words, I’ll be acting as all-purpose “Floater”, “Utility Player”, “Designated Hitter”, or “Linchpin” in the operation. Kinda scary. Especially with such top-notch personnel I’ve rarely seen.
But maybe not so scary, lol. Once I get familiar with the new flow, I’ll do fine. As I’ve always done. Unfortunately, this may impact the quantity or quality of my weekly mega-posts. Or my comments on your blogs. Hopefully not. But it may. So starting in March, wish me luck! Hopefully, my mid-March birthday doesn’t suffer too much either, lol.
Part 2 of 5. Albums, Roommates & Menaces. Argh, enough about work! Here we come to the random menaces of the mega-post! Not much about tigers, lions or kitties. But maybe a Boston Terror~~ oops, I mean, Boston Terrier, lol.
Here’s the story. Yesterday, Saturday afternoon, during the closing credits of Jackie Chan’s “Police Story 2” (1988), my roommate Lisa walked in and asked me to help her with Microsoft Word for Mac. In fact, this little Word project was one of those random Facebook chain-mail memes, lol.
Specifically, the meme takes a random image, random title and random quote, to create your randomly-generated “Album Cover”, lol. So for the next hour, I instructed her how to take a screen capture and crop the random image, paste it into Word, then insert and format the text boxes over the inserted image, before capturing and cropping the final product. Man, the Mac-based Word is such a pain! But we got it done, lol. Here’s her random “Album Cover”.
Say “Hi!” to the bright-eyed Guiness the Menace.
Say “Are you okay?” to the drug-eyed Lisa. Actually, she’s been taking a variety of meds on-and-off to fight off an intestinal parasite for the last month. Food poisoning. Pretty draining. And scary.
Yet she’s still awake and amused enough to be a dork, lol.
Guiness monitors the situation.
And manages to ignore it.
The motley crew. The ex-wife’s sister. The tailed menace. And the four-eyed otaku.
Interestingly enough, Lisa is wearing her boyfriend’s shirt over her ex-boyfriend’s-drawn tattoo, while staring at her ex-husband’s-provided MacBook, lol. Guiness is lounging upon my Mom’s knitted blanket piled on a couch found and bought by me and my ex-wife. While I wear my cool two-year-old Donna Karan frames and poorly-executed but comfy “Mimi’s Rage” long-sleeved T-shirt. A picture is worth a thousand words, lol.
Guiness is being pretty lazy.
Hmm, whose eyes are more mindlessly vacant?
Guiness must be thinking, “Whatcha lookin’ at, fool?”
Ahh, here’s the direct image of Lisa’s final randomly-generated “Album Cover”. Random yet still somehow stylish!
Feb 21 | Lisa’s Random Album Cover
And here’s mine! The band: Wan Chai Sports Ground. The title: “Those he professes to love” comes from the quote, “A man who thinks he has a higher purpose can do terrible things, even to those he professes to love” by Denise Mina, “Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy” (2006).
Feb 21 | Jay’s Random Album Cover
Heyyy, whether or not you have a Facebook account, wanna create your own random “Album Cover”? Here are the steps.
Create Your Own Random Album Cover
 Go to “Wikipedia” and hit “Random”. Or click here. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
 Go to “Random Quotations”. Or click here. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
 Go to “Flickr” and click on “Explore the last seven days”. Or click here. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
 Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.
 Post it to Facebook and tag the friends you want to join in.
Good luck! If you’re crazy enough to create one, and brave enough to tell me, feel free to comment with your link, lol. Can’t get any more random than that, now can I?
Part 3 of 5. Magnetic Return of Maggie. Ah, finally time to step away from reality! And time to bask in the magnificence of Maggie, lol. Like I mentioned above, I just-yesterday watched Jackie Chan’s “Police Story 2” (1988), the action-packed sequel to the ground-breaking (and glass-shattering) “Police Story” (1985). Pretty damn decent for a sequel!
But guess what? Even though I raved about “Police Story” three weeks ago, and even though I watched the commentary and heard Maggie’s name mentioned several times, I never realized until the “Police Story 2” extra features, that this Maggie was the same internationally-reknowned Maggie Cheung from the films “The Heroic Trio”, “In the Mood for Love”, “2046” and “Hero”. No clue whatsoever!
One main reason is that in the original “Police Story”, Maggie looked noticeably heavier. Then several years later in “Police Story 2”, she clearly lost weight. But even after watching the sequel, I still didn’t realize who she was. Until the DVD extras, lol.
As we see in her first scene in “Police Story 2”, I think another reason is that her character May is more playful and humorous than other more-dramatic characters I’ve seen later in her career. In fact, May is an even more comedic side-character in the original “Police Story”, lol.
Ah, here she is with actor-director Jackie.
So now you understand my failure to recognize Maggie, lol.
It’s still pretty mind-blowing. Such modest beginnings for such acting legends!
Not only did Maggie work with Jackie, but Jackie worked with Bruce Lee.
Seems like almost everything can be traced to Bruce Lee.
But I’m not so sure about Maggie’s double sweater. Two of them? Pink and white?
Ahh, these outfits are more agreeable, lol.
Still, she looks so young here!
Let me check… She was only 24 years old in 1988!
Awww, that’s all for Maggie. Don’t wanna give away too much of the story, lol. Fortunately, she returns once more in “Police Story 3: Supercop” (1992). I’ll let you know how it turns out! Stay tuned!
Part 4 of 5. Captivating Capture of Katsuni. Hmmm, from one exotically-feline Asian beauty to another, hehe. And why not? It’s my blog, isn’t it? Hehe.
But alas, if you remember my “Pirates XXX” (2005) review two weeks ago, you’ll already know I was looking forward to the sequel “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” (2008, Wiki link). Especially Katsuni’s kat-like performance, hehe. Well, here we go! But my captions may or may not be intentionally wrong, lol.
Ahh, Katsuni’s character, Pirate Empress Xifeng reveals herself for the first time in the saga!
Just like Darth Maul unhooding himself in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”.
But way sexier, lol.
Don’t you agree?
Wait, what’s she going to do?
Will this guy die?
Yeah, bloody probably, lol.
Ahh, someone finds Empress Xifeng!
But does Xifeng care?
Xifeng: “Don’t you love my French accent?”
“Because I love my French accent.”
Time to twist the plot.
And look sexy.
Xifeng: “Look at me!”
“Don’t you think I’m sexy?”
“Because I think I’m sexy.”
“Hmmm, how sexy are you?”
“Not as sexy as my French accent.”
Gotta admit, pretty decent special effects for an adult film.
The costumes ain’t bad either!
Ah, a sexy weapon.
Xifeng readies, aims and fires!
What? What’s happening?
Even more effects!
Everyone else fails.
Ahh, someone else finds Empress Xifeng!
But again, does she care?
Xifeng: “Prepare to die.”
“Now I’m really sexy.”
The epic catfight ignites!
Sword to sword! Blade to blade!
Xifeng: “Yes, I’m way sexier than you.”
Haha, just like Morpheus taunting Neo in “The Matrix”.
But way sexier, lol.
Deliciously sexier, haha.
The claw-to-claw catfight continues!
Epic swordplay! Epic sexiness!
Xifeng: “Yes, my French accent is way sexier than you.”
So how does this epic pirate-hunting, monster-slaying and catfighting tale end? Haha, ask me and I’ll tell you! Nevertheless, another 5 of 5 stars for “Pirates II – Stagnetti’s Revenge”. Not only for the sex, but the comedy, drama and cannon-blasting action! For more, check out my previous “Pirates XXX” post (Blog 188). Or take a chance and visit the “Pirates XXX” official website (NSFW link). Let me know what you think, hahaha!
Part 5 of 5. Figures, Shuffles & Catfights. Dammit, already? Already Part Five? Yup-yup! After the appetizers and the main course, here we are with our final dessert. Ah, the cute girls of the “Shuffle!” eroge (erotic game) and subsequent anime series. Once again, bringing back my old locked-away photoshoots, like my “To Heart” shoot last week, here’s my third-oldest figure photoshoot of all time. My 15-shot “Shuffle” photoshoot from 09 November 2006! Featuring the orange-headed Kaede (CharaAni, 1/6th or 1/7th-scale) and the purple-haired kitty-draped Primula (Alter Sei, 1/8th-scale).
Giggling playfully in her crouched pose, orange-haired Kaede was my 29th figure (of 92) in October 2006.
Oh yeah, before I forget, sparked by my conversation with Meimi132-chan here, she started compiling the rules for an “International Figure League” here, lol. Yup, an international tournament similar to the Saimoe tournament! But for specific anime figures instead of anime characters!
Cool idea? Or bad? Hehe, I think it’s pretty decent. If “moe” anime characters can engage in catfights, why not figures? Yup-yup, can’t have too many catfights, lol.
So far, Meimi132-chan is suggesting a nomination period to determine the top-40 eligible figures. Then from there, a six-round tournament!
Sitting innocently against the window, beneath her adorable pair of kitties, purple-headed Primula was my 25th figure (of 92) in October 2006. Awww.
Unfortunately, I don’t know if Meimi132-chan is still pursuing the idea. Or if she’s temporarily busy for the moment.
I suppose I could assist. Sadly, like I noted at the top of this post, I’m gonna be doubly-tied up-and-down with work through all of March and the beginning of April.
But who knows? We’ll see how it goes. Assuming people care about a figure league, lol.
Ahh, here’s a nice kneeling composition.
And here’s one of my faves. I just love Kaede’s giggling expression, hehe.
The mysterious Primula gazes through space.
But I’ve always felt that the incomplete window seems… umm, a little incomplete, lol.
Same thing with the partial curtains… umm, a bit odd too, lol.
At least it’s unique. In fact, both of these “Shuffle” figures are rather unique. Primula’s partial window. And Kaede’s closed eyes, lol. Do you know of any other figure with both eyes shut?
So check out Meimi132-chan’s links above. We still need to fine-tune the tournament details. But we’re getting there. Hehe, an “International Figure League”. Why not? There are worse things out there, aren’t there? LOL, and besides, who doesn’t love a cute catfight?
Whew! Is that everyone and everything? Thank you, Katsuni, Maggie, Kaede and Primula! As well as Lisa and Guiness, lol. And Jackie, of course. I hope you enjoyed this week’s frantic five-part feline foray into terrifying tiger tactics, shuffling little kitties, and of course, internationally captivating catfights! French accents included, lol. Yup, another five-legged mega-broadcast has come and gone. Don’t forget to create and link your own “Random Album Cover”! Don’t forget to take a peek at “Police Story 2”, “Pirates XXX” or “Pirates II”, if you can. And don’t forget to share your bubbling thoughts on an “International Figure League”, moe or not, lol. Oh man, I think my brain is beginning to hurt. Ouch. Throbbing. Ache. Need. To finish this. Soon…