manga

Ex-library manga

So sick of amazon/eBay/half sellers trying to pawn their ex-libraries as “new”, “like new”, or “very good”. One seller even tried to scam my amazon shipping fee for returning these.

Collecting

  • Boys over Flowers 1-36
  • Paradise Kiss 1-5
  • Pet Shop of Horror 1-10
  • Red River 1-28
  • Bride of Deimos 1-7*
  • MARS 1-15
  • Vampire Knight 1-19
  • Hana Kimi 1-23
  • Happy Marriage 1-10
  • Sailor Moon 1-12
  • FAKE 1-7
  • Girl Got Game 1-10
  • Marmalade Boy 1-8
  • Ultra Maniac 1-5
  • Absolute Boyfriend 1-6
  • Ceres Celestial Legend 1-14
  • Fushigi Yuugi 1-18
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 1-12
  • Imadoki 1-5
  • Bride of the Water God 1-17
  • Tail of the Moon 1-16

Wish list

  • Inuyasha 24,33,35-43,45-53,55,56 (50 damaged)
  • Boys over Flowers Jewelry Box
  • Bride of the Water God 18-22
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG edition 2,3,4
  • Fushigi Yugi VIZBIG edition 1-6
  • Skip Beat 3-in-1
  • Swan 3,13,14,15

Discarded/For Sale

  • Nana 1,3,6,7
  • Dragon ball 6-12
  • Dragon ball Z 10,12-20
  • Vampire Knight 1,2,3
  • Hana Kimi 7,14,19,2
  • Inuyasha 1-23,25-32,34,44,50,54
  • One Thousand and One Night 1,4,5
  • The Queen’s Knight 1-8
  • Land of Silver Rain 1-6
  • Crimson Hero 1-6
  • Miracle Girls 1-7
  • Sailor Moon Mixx Edition 1-18,14
  • Fruit Basket 1
  • The Tarot’s Cafe 1-4
  • Moon Child 1-12
  • Your Lover 1
  • Heaven 1
  • The Devil’s Thrill 1
  • Swan 1,2,4-13
  • Skip Beat 1-12
  • Tail of the Moon 7,13

Manga Collection

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.

Completed

  • Paradise Kiss 1-5
  • Pet Shop of Horror 1-10
  • Red River 1-28
  • Bride of Deimos 1-7*
  • MARS 1-15
  • Vampire Knight 1-19
  • Hana Kimi 1-23
  • Happy Marriage 1-10
  • Sailor Moon 1-12
  • FAKE 1-7
  • Girl Got Game 1-10
  • Marmalade Boy 1-8
  • Ultra Maniac 1-5
  • Absolute Boyfriend 1-6
  • Ceres Celestial Legend 1-14
  • Fushigi Yuugi 1-18
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 1-12
  • Imadoki 1-5

On Going

  • Inuyasha 1-23,25-41,43-48,50-55
  • Boys over Flowers 1-9,11-17,20-26,29
  • Bride of the Water God 1-4,6,8,9,11-17
  • Tail of the Moon 1-7,13

Wish list

  • Inuyasha 24,42,49,56 hmmmm
  • Boys over Flowers 10,18,19,27,28,30-36
  • Bride of the Water God 5,7,10,18-22
  • Tail of the Moon 8-12,14,15
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG edition 2-8
  • Fushigi Yugi VIZBIG edition 1-6

Discarded/For Sale

  • Nana 1,3,6,7
  • Dragon ball 6-12
  • Dragon ball Z 10,12-20
  • Vampire Knight 1,2,3
  • Hana Kimi 7,14,19,20
  • One Thousand and One Night 1,4,5
  • The Queen’s Knight 1-8
  • Land of Silver Rain 1-6
  • Crimson Hero 1-6
  • Miracle Girls 1-7
  • Sailor Moon Mixx Edition 1-18,14
  • Fruit Basket 1
  • The Tarot’s Cafe 1-4
  • Moon Child 1-12
  • Your Lover 1
  • Heaven 1
  • The Devil’s Thrill 1
  • Swan 1,2,4-13
  • Skip Beat 1-12

Aion Character Names + Vision Stigma

Aion Character Names

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 :(

Clerics

  • 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.

Chanters

  • 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

Spiritmasters

  • 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

Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight

Sorcerer/Gladiator/Bard/Gunner

  • 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

    Glassmask Crew - Masumi is on far right

    Glass Mask crew – Masumi is on far right

Assassin

  • 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

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.

Billy Bookcases

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.

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

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.

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bookcase002Look how much stuff I crammed into Thuan’s room. Bookshelf’s storage capacity is freakin amazing.

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Left

  1. Sailormoon manga
  2. B5 + smaller artbooks
  3. A4 softcover artbooks
  4. Yuu Watase Shrine :)
  5. Random Shoujo Manga ~ double stack
  6. Oversized artbooks/portfolios (not shown)

Right

  1. Manga – double stacked
  2. Odd sized artbooks and manga
  3. A4 hardcover artbooks + w/e overflowed from other side
  4. Shoujo manga
  5. Shounen manga
  6. Oversized artbooks (not shown)

 

KAORI WAKAMATSU ART BOOK

KAORI WAKAMATSU ART BOOK
ワカマツカオリ作品集 KAORI WAKAMATSU ART BOOK
Artist: Kaori Wakamatsu
ISBN: 4891949031
Published: 2011
List Price: ¥ 2700
Pages: 106
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.