Saturday, May 27, 2017

Azone doll review: Snow White Princess Aika (with video)

I thought I had reviewed Snow White princess Aika already but apparently I only review the Snow Black version so here is a detailed review of the Snow White in both her Original version and the Nico Limited collaboration version since they are basically the same except for the skin tone and the hair color.
Azone came out first with the original version of Snow White princess Aika for their Otogi no Kuni series, then the Snow Black came as a Hobby Japan limited with a waiting time of one year. I used to call her the longest awaited doll in Azone history but they actually have another Otogi no Kuni doll as an Hobby Japan limited that won't be here until February last year. It's not soon that I will have my compete Otogi no Kuni series video. 
The Snow White Princess Aika comes with a very complex outfit with a lot of skirt superposed so that with her one outfit you can create multiple look but adding or removing pieces. I really like all the possibility of this doll. She also has a very sweet questioning face. She is adorable. 

Here is the video

And here are some pictures.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

21/365 Shabu-shabu

We went to eat a Shabu-shabu at a local Chinese restaurant. It was a sort of celebration for my first payment from google. Of course, Hibarichan was invited. She loves to eat all my food.

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Vampire Friday: Vampire Heart 123

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Summary of the previous episodes: Viorel has been tortured by his supposed family who wanted to have him burn in the sun. Strangely enough the sun didn't burn him as expected but Viorel has no memory of who he is. Following the advises of his supposed father, he left Sighișoara and is now traveling to the West. After some skirmish in a previous city, he found refuge on a boat. Viorel is now in Vienna. The little problem is that the guy at the inn was a bit of an asshole and helped capture Viorel thinking he was a vampire, which he is but nobody needs to know. Now there is a huge man (which I call the colossi) taking care of Viorel and a priest. They brought a girl. Torture my holy water... Fail. Viorel managed to confuse everyone, now he would like to get out of here. But the girl seems pretty useless. They still managed to escape and he left the girl to the care of the boat lady before going back to have two words with his captors but his power of persuasion were failing him. The priest wanted to crack a deal but Viorel is not really up to help his enemies. He finally got some blood but he can't risk to stay in Vienna. He travel to Linz were he stays a bit to learn German.
Viorel wanted to go to Praha but redirect himself toward Augsburg instead where he wants to get a horse, except that the horses are a bit scared of his vampirism and maybe something else. Viorel is really not a horse expert. Then he comes into an altercation with couple of people, he wants some fear in his blood. The girl Viorel has found seemed to enjoy the game. Viorel prepares for the nightmares that come with a feast of blood, in a rush to leave, he cross the dukedom of Lorrain.
We introduced Sorina, three weeks after the beginning of Viorel's escape.
Viorel dreamed of Sorina and woke up not really remembering anything. Traveling to Paris, he arrives at "La cour des miracles". He is rescued by a stranger who turned out to be Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist he was looking for. Nicolas does some strange experiment without Viorel's agreement. Some people are looking for Nicolas's secrets. On the other side of Europe, Sorina awakes and Viorel's past in haunting him. Viorel discovered that he can change into a wolf but that's not the easiest thing to handle.

Now, let's continue with Vampire Heart, right where we left of last week

You can’t turn into a wolf”, he said pushing one of the book at me without even looking up from the one he was reading. At time I was suspecting that he was able to read two different things simultaneously but I wouldn’t ask. “It’s all here, vampire can’t sire werewolves their blood is incompatible, the man would die.”
He had said the word man as if it was the less appropriate term possible but he couldn’t bother to find a better one. I wanted to sigh but I knew he would take it wrongly. At least now I knew were his priorities were.
We’ll fix this later, we have bigger problems”, I said.
My way to fix it was going to be running away to go get the one who actually had an idea about why this had happened to me. I knew already everything from Nicolas’ books and it seemed that his younger self couldn’t teach me as much as his older self had. After all, I was grateful for the three years we had in Paris.
Nicolas looked at me with his no so deep any more light blue eyes and the look was icy.
I know you don’t respect me as much since I used the stone. I know I have changed, there is a part of me that know the right things to do or to say to you, the way I did when I was in Paris but there is another part of me rebelling against it and wanting to fight that old garbage”, he said.
Maybe you should trust yourself a little more”, I said. I bite my lips wondering if he wasn’t going to take it the wrong way. He had been exulting insane self-confidence lately but not the best one. I looked at him and added. “I mean, you need to trust more in your old self, at least what he knows ,you have gained it by experience, he is the more mature and knowledgeable part of you.”
Yes but I fear that he might as well be obsolete.” Nicolas answered.
He was at it again, knowing everything better than anyone else even than himself.
That guy managed to get the philosopher stone, he can’t have been completely obsolete and he was the one understanding straight away everything happening with my body, my thirst for blood and my memory, something you have proven yourself unable to do more than once.” I said.
He had been telling me what to do for too long, I felt that it was my turn to help him. When I left Sighişoara I was feeling like a human and being a vampire this had been a major change for me. I knew how he might feel in his younger body.
He didn’t answer, he sighed and stood up to walk around in the room. I spend some times looking at him but it always ended up making me feel dizzy.
He finally stopped.
Let’s go see those bodies first”, he said.
That was the most reasonable thing he had said in days and I was not going to disagree. I followed him as he walked out of the room, the smell of a cooking pie stroke me and I couldn’t wait to come back to eat it. But I knew that if the taste and smell of human food was appealing to me, it meant that I needed to hunt tonight again. I couldn’t face those vampires without my vampire powers. The wolf part of me seemed totally gone and it had washed out the blood I had two days ago.
Are you all right?” Nicolas said.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

20/365 Isul Duke

Once again I needed pictures for a review video. This Isul is called Isul Duke and he is pretty hard to get so I'm really happy to have him. It's a bit unfortunate that the light wasn't a bit brighter.
My story for him is that he is part of character of an Agatha Christie novel with the nobility title and at the same time something of a romance story near the sea with a horse running in the background.

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