Silly mistakes not to repeat when making cosplay props #2

Really need to stop making stupid mistakes. This one cost me a lot of time cleaning up after it.

Handle fabric dye in places which are super easy to clean in case of mishaps. And water soluble packet means don’t handle with wet gloves!

The dye packet’s packaging started dissolving in different spots and before I realized, there’s a hole at the bottom and I got fabric dye on my bedroom floor. Good thing I was very close to the bathroom when it happened.

The only good news is that the purple looks like the color I was going for after all.

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Silly mistakes not to repeat when making cosplay props #1

A lesson to my future self, a reminder in case my memory cleared its own cache again:

DO NOT use brown marker on white surface to outline shape that needs to be painted with gold (or any) acrylic paint.

Use whatever marker is closest color available. Heck, go outside and buy a marker of the same color (and get some fresh air). The reason is because the brown was a huge pain in the butt to cover up, and managed to dye the area near it orange or pink, depending on the paint. It severely lengthened the painting process.

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Bye bye, Miku clock :(

Due to many mobile browsers and Chrome (and Vivaldi, by extension) not supporting Flash anymore, I’m removing the Miku clock on the right side-bar to avoid showing you guys the ugly blank or “not supported” rectangle. 🙁

As I’m currently way too busy, I’ll see about adding something else there in the future.

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Changes to the Collection Titles due to Dragon Nest R

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Out of curiosity, I checked out the Dragon Nest R patch in Dragon Nest SEA which increased the level cap to lv 90. And I immediately realized that with such a huge overhaul, there are going to be so much changes to Collection Titles.

I am actually pretty glad that I stopped updating the guides, because I would have to undo so much of my previous work that I may actually roll into a ball and weep.

Too Long; Don’t Read version :  Due to MASSIVE Nest and Dungeon changes, some missions and title collections have been removed. Some title collections that remain have been drastically changed. So, my Collection Title Masterlist and Guides are going to be very inaccurate starting from this patch onwards.

If you want to know more, here’s the important bits from the patch details if you’re a title collector or mission completionist. (more…)

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Neko Atsume now in English!

All you have to do is just by update your game (if you have already installed it) to the latest version and changing to English language in the Setting! Everything has been translated to English, including the cats’ names (unless you have customized them like I have).

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The latest version update also added some new stuff, such as new Cowboy Western style items and a Western Style backyard that you can see in this screenshot.

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Yes, the fat cat ate all the Frisky Bitz, smh.

There’s also new cats added in this version and some special cats have new interaction. (hint, there’s a train so…) I myself have only since one new special cat so far, and its favorite toy is the Cowboy Hat.

All in all it’s a super awesome update! I wonder what they are going to add for Christmas, or for New Year.

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Cream-san and Cafe-san, finally!!

wpid-wp-1442078633495.pngYesterday, while I was on my way to STGCC 2015, I checked my Neko Atsume game as usual to see if my latest setup could finally lure out the elusive Cafe-san. To my surprise, both Cream-san and Cafe-san showed up! Together! The last two cats I’m missing!

Cream-san at least has been leaving fishies for me occasionally after the first and only sighting, during which I totally forgot to take a photo, but Cafe-san had never showed up before! To say that I was very happy is a huge understatement!

The one thing I decided to try in order to get Cafe-san to appear was to remove other items that will attract other rare cats. Lo and behold, Cafe-san appeared right off. 😀 But now I’m wondering if this is a widely known tip that I have somehow missed… ._.

Now I’m looking forward to the Ver1.4.0 update that’s coming later this month with Autumn items! 🙂 Maybe there will be more cats?

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Playing: Rabi Tobi (ラビとび)

Lately, while I’m still trying to get Cream-san and Cafe-san in Neko Atsume, I’ve also been trying out a few other games. The newest and cutest of them all is this very new mobile game called  “Rabi Tobi (ラビとび)” or “Jumping Rabbit” that was just released on 4th September, and I really want to write about and share this game with everyone.

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I first spotted the game made by Japanese developer Cygames, Inc. on QooApp blog about its Pre-Register bonus. One look at the images showing the beautiful storybook style ingame art and how it’s played, and it had all of my interest (you know, other than the fact that cute animals are one of my biggest weakness).

Look how cute the art and that rabbit is!!

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More Neko Atsume goodness!

It seems there are more than a few of my Facebook friends are Neko Atsume fans, and they shared some awesome Neko Atsume news with me~!

Neko Atsume’s Web Manga “Wise Neko Atsume”

Kingen Neko Atsume

kingen-neko-atsume2These weekly three-panels comic strips written by Miyui Tsuki, with assistance by Hit-Point Co., Ltd. are released every Friday, featuring the cute cats from the game with some thought provoking quotes.

You can go to Anime News Network’s article for 1st week’s comic and you can visit the comic’s page at Denshi-Birz to check out the latest release.

I have included this week’s release (click on the thumbnail on the left), which has a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.”

Neko Atsume LINE Stickers now available

Time to spam your friends with these adorable cats doing adorable things!!

Hit-Point has released a set of LINE stickers for Neko Atsume! As they are released under Creators’ Stickers, the set is priced at US$0.99. Here’s a preview of 12 of the stickers, the full set contains 40 stickers in all!

 

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