I’ve decided to finish collecting the rest of my manga series. It’s a lot more annoying hunting for these books now, Viz seemed to cease publications of the individual books, only omnibus and ebooks are available. Older copies that aren’t ex-library are much harder to come by. Also, these seedy used book sellers should STOP labeling their ex library as very good or like new wtf.
How I name my characters reflect what manga I was into at the time. My new obsession is Hapi Mari but both Hokuto’s first and last names are taken :(
Elysianskies (SL) -> Airashii (SL) – My first cleric, named after this domain. Airashi is Japanese for pretty
Viii (SL) -> Viiii (TM) – Originally Fred’s toon. I came up with the bright ideas of naming our alts after each other. Some asmo on Tiamat has Viii already.
Shakuyaku (SL) -> Idealised (TM) – Shakuyaku is Japanese for peony. Idealised is Aussie English for idealized
Superclicker (TM) – Meant to be a mule toon. I only have confidence in this name if I play cleric or sm haha
Koiji (TM) – Japanese for romance.
Ryokan (SL) -> Idealized (SL/TM) – Originally Fred’s toon. I don’t know what Ryokan mean. Idealized is an art term when things are described more perfect than they appear.
Arteezy (TM) – Originally Voo’s toon, named after some famous Dota player
Kaihaku (TM) – Japanese for light gray
Plumeris (SL/TM) – Plumeria + polaris, I used to like the flower and the song fly me to polaris :)
Mizuchi (SL) -> Kuran (TM) – this is Fred’s toon. Mizuchi is some sort of sea serpent. Kuran is Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight. He is modelled after Kaname as well.
HimeHajime (TM) – Japanese slang for first sex of the year lol
Glasseraii (TM) – glassera + roman numeral. Leveled from the sm army account and is named after my gunner
Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight
Masumi (SL) -> Vied (TM) – Originally a male toon. Named after Masumi Hayami from the manga Glass Mask
Fujin (SL) – Yuuyake (TM) -> Artesian (TM) – Originally Fred’s main. This glad had many name changes (6+) since launch. Yuuyake is Japanese for sunset but Voo abused that name too much that I had to change it. Artesian is named after a city in SoCal called Artesia.
Wysterian (TM) – Originally a friend of a friend’s toon. The old name is ugly; Wysterian is another made up word for the flower wisteria
Glassera (TM) – glass + era, no significant meaning
Glass Mask crew – Masumi is on far right
Ivytran (Ariel) -> Ivy (SL) – Ivy used to be my old web nickname, not my legit name.
Lyocell (TM) – a type of rayon fabric
Aion 4.8 Vision Stigma
Aion 4.8 Vision Stigma
Plumeris – Infernal Blight
Vied – Glacial Shard
Idealised – Call Lightning
Viiii – Call Lightning
Koiji – Benevolence
Idealized – Elemental Screen
Need 1 more noble grace for another heal spec vision.
I had these brown bookcases when I first moved in. They did the job for the past 10 years but I hated them because I did a shoddy job assembling. The doors at the bottom just won’t close properly. Oh yea and they’re cherry brown, don’t exactly go with any part of my room except my floor. The new bookcases are taller but shallower. It’s only possible to double stack my manga on the shelves that don’t have door hinges.
It took so long to set these up because after putting the doors on, the bookcases need to be mounted otherwise they’ll topple over. My bed had to act as a stopper for a few days. Mounting them to the wall gotta be the hardest part. Anyways, my collection looks so much nicer now. I still don’t have enough space for everything though. Perhaps another bookcase in the future loool.
Look how much stuff I crammed into Thuan’s room. Bookshelf’s storage capacity is freakin amazing.
B5 + smaller artbooks
A4 softcover artbooks
Yuu Watase Shrine :)
Random Shoujo Manga ~ double stack
Oversized artbooks/portfolios (not shown)
Manga – double stacked
Odd sized artbooks and manga
A4 hardcover artbooks + w/e overflowed from other side
KAORI WAKAMATSU ART BOOK
ワカマツカオリ作品集 KAORI WAKAMATSU ART BOOK
Artist: Kaori Wakamatsu
List Price: ¥ 2700
Size: A4 Small HC
Extra: pull out poster
Book Rating: 5/5
Artwork Rating: 5/5
I snatched this up after seeing her other book One Rainy Day at Kinokuniya. This is some pretty stuff. It’s modern and heavily digitized but in a good way. Look how freakin awesome the first two spreads are. There are 106 pages total but most are single sided. Toward the end is a section filled with the artist’s sketches in duotone carbon paper.