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Scott If Your Life Had a Face I Would Punch It

Posted in comics, movies, scott pilgrim, wacky with tags , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

Because I love Scott Pilgrim and can’t wait to see Scott Pilgrim VS The World. Here is the newest trailer/a look inside. I wish this movie would come out sooner!!

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Hentai, Yaoi, and Yuri Oh My!

Posted in anime, comics, doujin, figures, good smile company, hentai, manga, Nendoroid, review, sales, Websites, yaoi with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by ampzr

Actually I don’t know if this site has yuri but they seem to have everything else so I don’t see why they wouldn’t.
Mandarake
This site is another awesome one that has hard to find figures for good prices. The figures may be new or used but it’ll say in the item title. Although this part of the site claims to be in english most product titles are not. So all the menus and the check out process are in english but you’re gonna have to look at every picture to see if it’s a figure your looking for. Most product pictures aren’t the official pictures either. They’re pictures of the actual figures in their boxes that Mandarake has. Considering the deals you get though it doesn’t really bother me.
I was hesidant to use this site at first because I thought some deals seems to good to be true but the site I’m always promoting My Figure Collection has tons of user reviews in their forums. I bought the Haruhi Figma SP001 from them for about $50 with one day shipping. (She’s usually around $100 or more on ebay)

She came with her box and all the pieces but the PS2 video game was not included. Honestly I didn’t care about the video game I just wanted the figma so I was happy.

They also carry doujins there. They have both hentai and yaoi doujins and you can get either new or used. Just try to have more self control than me…I just spent $111 on Durarara yaoi doujins. Also most of the doujins have preview pages which is nice and for the yaoi ones they list seme/uke in the usual seme x uke style. (ex. Shizuo x Izaya)

The last note I’ll make is to pay attention to where your buying your items from. Mandarake is a series of stores in Japan and if you’re not careful your order will have to ship from multiple places. They don’t ship things to a different store to ship it to you in one bath. So you might have to pay shipping on multiple items. They do give you many reminders to check your cart for that issue though.

Have fun shopping!

American Unwritten Virgin

Posted in comics, horror, I like hot dudes, personal, supernatural with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by ampzr

I really don’t want to do my homework so quick post time!

Before I start talking about my new favorite comic. Yeah I know I said in my last post that my next entry would be about said mysterious series. I’m holding off because of how much I love that series and how long that entry is probably going to be. I thought instead, to avoid homework, I’d write down the new comics I started and one I’m finally finishing.

American Vampire – Don’t worry it’s not sparkles and love. It’s violent and gritty. (Just the way I like my comics.) Only one issue out right now but it’s worth picking up. Stephen King is some how involved, I haven’t really looked into it, his names on the cover and despite the fact that I know a lot of people haven’t been liking his newer books I’m sure his name will still get some people interested.

Found this excerpt at http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/:

In the interview, King admits to the challenges of his comics-writing debut, and confesses his disappointment after learning that thought balloons have fallen out of vogue: “I got this kind of embarrassed call from the editors saying, ‘Ah, Steve, we don’t do that anymore.’ ‘You don’t do that anymore?’ I said. ‘No, when the characters speak, they speak. If they’re thinking, you try to put that across in the narration, in the little narration boxes.’ … I think it’s a shame to lose that arrow out of your quiver. One of the nice things about the written word as opposed to the spoken word in a movie is that you can go into a character’s thoughts. You do it in books all the time, right?”

American Virgin – Apparently I like my titles to say American. I finally got around to finishing this series. I had to buy the last graphic novel even though I found out I was only two issues away from finishing the series. Getting behind on things sure can be a money waster. I love the exploration of sex and what really is sinful and what’s just natural in this series. I do have to say, why I tell people these things I don’t know, but main character hotness was another reason I bought this originally.

Finally the last comic I’ve been reading lately (besides the one I’m saving for it’s own post) is The Unwritten. I’ve only read the first graphic novel so far. While I like this one a lot I’m putting off catching up till I’m all caught up on the others. This series is really good and (things are about to get slightly spoilerific) I like how at first it takes the what happens to a really famous author’s son after he disappears and the character in the books is based on said son. Mostly a sad life of living off of your fathers sucess and people only seeing you as the character they love. However, things get a lot more interesting from there. Making you pretty sure that he is actually the character from the book series and maybe we’re gonna go on some book/real-life adventures. My only problem is that I’m one weird girl and there isn’t nearly enough sex or violence in this series for me. So the other ones I’m reading are holding my attention better.

Damn this was supposed to be a short list entry…

I Don’t Feel Like Fixing It Right Now

Posted in comics, horror, I like hot dudes, personal, supernatural with tags , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by ampzr

Though not what I was about to start writing about my site header decided to suddenly flake on me and I don’t feel like fixing it right now. Not that I really have the time anyway.

On to what I originally came to write about North 40.

If you like comics at all, read it. If you like horror/supernatural things, read it. I usually read manga but lately I’ve been on an American comic kick. North 40 just happened to be one I randomly picked up at the comic shop. The art was great and just from the cover I was like hey that blond dude looks hot. (Yes, my decision to buy things can easily be swayed by character hotness…judge as you see fit. Come on though everybody does it and male comics pander to it.) Anyway the story is good. Another comic that raises the question what would you do if you suddenly got powers or zombies attacked your town. There are only 6 issues right now. The story leaves it open for more but I haven’t heard anything about part 2. (I haven’t done a ton of looking though.) I originally just bought the first issue but the next day I went back and bought the remaining five. I hope there’s more because I love the characters and can’t wait to find out more about them. Alright I’m done rambling but I highly suggest finding this series and reading it!

Next time another American comic series I picked up that I love even more than North 40.