Today I thought it'll be a good day to share with you guys what were the cartoons I used to watch as a kid in the 90's. Yup, that's how lame this post is going to be, but of course you can bare through this! At least those readers, who are at the same age as I am.. you youngsters may not even recognize the cartoons at all. And it's kind of sad too, because nowadays' cartoons and kids' shows are lame and awful. I guess I'm starting to get old XD

But let's start our kick off: First series I can think of is of course Pokémon. I never watched other seasons but the first one, but I have seen first three movies plus Mewtwo returns and one other movie which's name I can't remember right now (and I'm too lazy to go find it).

This is the very rare exception, when I think the Finnish version of the theme song is way better than English.. I can't explain why, but of course it does have to do something small with the fact it's the first version I ever heard of Pokémon. Overall, I still love to watch the first two movies~ They both have such an awesome soundtrack I can't stop listening to them! Everyone knows the song "The Power of One"!

The next one is of course Digimon. I can't recall watching this that much either, but this time I'll have to say, that the original Finnish dub sucked REALLY bad. Only the opening and closing themes were made with good taste and talented singers.

But honestly I can't remember almost anything about the plot itself.. I guess I missed so many episodes so the plot and dialogue were too absurd to me at the time.I might re-watch this series some day, with some popcorn and friends!

Now, let's switch from Japanese anime to some western cartoons for a moment. The Magician (original title El Mago) was a French cartoon of a superhero-like magician, which amazed me again and again. The pace is really fast even in the intro, but it still has its magic touch. I guess it's the music which does it. It has a kinda mysterious and at the same time creepy end in its tone. I don't know why that is the reason it keeps me on my toes and gives the urge to watch the whole episode after seeing the intro. I just like it!

Get ready to rock! Now, may I present you three assholes from Mars - with their motor bikes. Many of you may know this cartoon, but because of its newer version. This is the original 90's version and, should I say, more BADASS! The music, the jokes, the simplicity and concentration on the speed of those bikes.. to put it short: EVERYTHING makes you to remember this series!

Biker Mice from Mars is obviously an American cartoon (and the target audience is actually little boys, but I still love it! I used to play them in kindergarten!), since the scenarios are located in Chicago. I totally recommend to watch this series as it was in the 90's! I still can't get over that electronic voice repeating "Biker Mice from Mars -- Biker Mice from Mars -- Biker Mice from Mars".. it was something so unique at that time and it can't be compared with anything! I still want Vinnie's red bike!

Also, the trio of Throttle, Vinnie and Modo has a bro-code, which you can totally sense while watching the show. Home-brewed beer, hot-dogs and more heavy metal to everyone! Brofist!

There are many more cartoons I used to watch as a kid, but I'm going to close this post with two animes.

Candy Candy was actually made in the middle 80's, but it was released on VHS in Finland in the 90's. I was son little back then and thought the intro song was in Estonian.. oh, silly me :'DD Well, what you can do? Your world image is still so small as a child, though many times you might think outside of the box

The series itself is about a very naive girl and her life from an orphan baby to an adult. There's nothing much more to say, because there are tons of events she confronts during this series - well, it is a long time period after all. But, what bothers me, is that she keeps her naive attitude towards every f-ing person she confronts, even though they are complete douchebags right from the start. She does say what she thinks about things though.

And for last but not the least:
Well what else could it be except Sailor Moon? :DD I honestly remember nothing else but the fact the sailors actually did nothing against the bad guys BEFORE the mysterious man with a rose appears during every freaking battle. And suddenly all the sailors know what to do (I don't know does the rose he throws have some magical powers to wake girls up from their panic or whatever..) but before that all were just shivering in fear, lol.

But that's for now! I'll leave you with a longer video with a Finnish dub song I totally like as it is. The original lyrics go "I need a hero" but in order to fit the lyrics in Finnish with the beat, they changed it into "I want a man". May I present you: Shrek 2 - Mä Miehen Tahdon
Have a good one!


Desucon Frostbite 2013

Finally I've been recovered from the sleepiness I had.. well that's what you should expect after three nights without sleep. Yes, I didn't sleep for the entire weekend. And I already need to apologize for the lack of pictures, because I know you would love them. However, I remembered to take out my camera way too late and the stress I felt before art alley kept me barely going. I almost fainted during those 4 hours I was selling those paintings. Luckily, I had wonderful feedback.

But first, on Saturday we left from Savonlinna with two of my friends and one girl I didn't know. She was quiet but nice and I hope I'll see her next time too :3 She cosplayed Connor from Assassin's Creed III and that awakened my urge to cosplay Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed II.. hopefully I can make that costume for some upcoming con. Stay tuned for that ;3

By then I haven't slept for two nights and was already hype about everything - I felt like a wnb japan-fan again! But I had drunk 3 small bottles of ice coffee and it made me feel sick. I almost trowed up, but nothing came out. By the night I was back normal again and figured out, that all that coffee made so much air in my stomach that I had to burp and fart all the time. Before bed time it was over and I was finally able to paint my last product: 30x70cm Shinya-sama in made-costume! It looks awful though, but that's something you should expect.. since it's painted in hurry.. during night.. in a bathroom. It was the only painting that didn't sell, too. Here's some WIP-pics and during the bus trip back home~ I think he will be on my next apartment's wall, even though I'm not that satisfied with the result.

All together 7 paintings were sold out of 8. There was Ruki from the GazettE, Hamasaki Ayumi, GACKT, Miyavi and Jensen Ackles. There also were two ordered paintings: Reita from the GazettE and T.O.P. Both customers were satisfied with their purchases :3 Also, if you liked to order a painting of your own, please contact me and I'll keep in touch (random salesman talk..).
I stood about 4 hours at the art valley and all those 7 were already sold and I was able to leave back home about 4 hours earlier than originally planned! Thank goodness I didn't pre-order return ticket but only one-way. It made deciding when to leave much easier.

"I think I'm adorable."
Thank you again to all customers for purchasing my lousy art~! Jensen was the one who turned everyone's heads towards my table XD And yet, he was the second last one bought.. And I thought he would be the very first one to go!

There's pretty much nothing more to mention, since I was half asleep during the whole weekend. We exchanged fast greetins with Jani, but too bad I wasn't quite PRESENT.. more like a ghost or spirit in the air, lol. My mind was completely having some strange thoughts.. literally! I also noticed the same phenomenon while painting Shinya-sama: I thought all the lines in his hair were soldiers and a huge battle was about to begin where actually there's a white reflection of light... Those times when you really want to ask your subconsciousness "what the actual fuck?"

What else? Well.. we did watch "PUTOUS" with the girls in our hotel and laughed our ass off with stupid jokes. One was a mind-image of an aboriginal man hanging upside down outside our room's window saying "you rang? How about a small breakfast?" with broken Finnish: "kutsuiko? Ehkä pieni valipala~?" (the Finns seen that creme bonjour commercial may remember that chef dude in a fridge giving a woman a piece of bread) I know it sounds crazy, but it was fun during the time XD
Maybe it'll be funnier if that aboriginal was replaced with Ezio Auditore.. See? I knew you would smile :DD (maybe I should draw some fanart out of this mindimage.. or could somebody from you guys do it for me, puwease? ;'D)

I'm sorry, but there's no pictures of my lolita costume I wore, yet. Only one guy took a picture right before I was heading to get back my things and leave the whole city, lol. I should've taken a picture or two before heading out from the hotel, since that time was pretty good for it (and now when I think about it, I even had the camera in my hand! Guess I was so exhausted I didn't realize..). BUT I might take some good photos in our school's studio some day soon.

All together about 80€ profit was made out from those paintings and I think I might do something similar again.. with better prepared schedule of course. Last minute panic isn't the bast answer for this kind of thing, at all. Now I've got some money to put aside for the time I move out from here. Moving is expensive, like everything else. Speaking of that, I purchased Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations in one disc from dischop.fi! It cost only 19.95€ to buy that double game and it's much cheaper than buying them on separated discs. So, technically there's 3 games to play: mom bought Valkyria Chronicles for me a couple of days before my birthday. Thank you mom! :3 BUT I made a promise to myself that I won't play any games before I graduate from Savonlinna Taidelukio, so.. I guess I bought that 4 month license for Xsplit for nothing xD Also, I'm trying to get an HDD from huuto.net with a low price.. there's a possibility that I'll get 500GB with less than 40€ and that's a very good deal! The bad thing is, that the auction ends about 3,5 days from now, so there might be others to bid me out.

And while speaking of games, here's a short video from Sony, which creeps me out: I can clearly smell PS4 coming out already..
Want to know why I think so? Because this totally reminds me of the GazettE's commercial of their two-parted live tour which ended at Tokyo Dome, WHICH was one of their ultimate goals to get to perform at. They didn't directly say it in their commercial at that time but it was kind of obvious they were teasing, since otherwise all the tour-dates and places would've been released without any hesitation. And this Sony's commercial is just the same: giving the date, but not actual content.

I put myself on the e-mail list, so I'll be informed right away what the fuck is all this fuzz about. And I will burst into flames in a bad way if this was PS4 that is going to be released. BECAUSE I JUST GOT PS3 SUPER SLIM. That would be so short time period between PS3 SS and PS4 release dates.. oO I guess we'll see tomorrow..

But as I usually do with posts, I always link some music too. Here's some that brought me back some memories from my childhood and PlayStation one games.. dunno why, but it did~

Take care!


Nyappy b-day desu...ka?

Yup. I'm ill. Day after tomorrow's a final exam of Finnish language however and I must be there, no matter how bad I feel.

The good news is, that the second ordered painting is nearly finished! I'll give you some treat, aka a WIP-picture~
(was too lazy to put copyright water mark on it..)
And I'm finally 20 years old, which means I'm legally an adult in Japan! My second goal in life is completed XD
I'm not gonna throw any party, since it's in the middle of a week, I'm sick, all friends are from out of this town and the top of all I need to paint. Must. Paint. @__@

It'll be a pity, if I'm not able to sell everything away in DF after I've sacrificed all the time to do them. If there was gonna be any 'left overs' I'll be selling them online. So you should check on that, if you didn't manage to get the ticket to DF.

But now I shall return to complete this work and start a second one. You guys have a good one..
..and some pleasuring music!


Feeling a bit ill..

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO GET SICK! I'll be painting no matter what!

But to give you a little update, here's the AMV I sent to Desucon Frostbite's AMV-contest. Today I got an email it didn't make to finals, so I decided to share it with you guys already :3
And now when I think about it.. how the heck did I even thought THIS  could be a winner material? xD Silly me.
Sorry to leave you guys with another short update like this again, but school and upcoming finals are eating the time. I'll be updating at least something about Desucon Frostbite.

But for now; have a good one.