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Av3k only 4th place on DreamHack Quake Live tournament. :-/

Oh well, waiting for the Rapha vs Cooler finals.
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Officially applied for an exchange program to Kyoto now.
I know the odds are in favor of me, but I still do hope I get in the program. I'm so excited about it.

Entered Chinese uni of HK as second choice and HK uni of sci and tech as third choice.
 
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Nice. Sounds like fun. I've never been to a concert before either. Mostly because of that last sentence. That, and all the artists I like would either never come to the US or they're dead.

It was fun, more so than I expected. Lots of waiting, but when Josh Homme and the rest of the Queens of the Stone Age came on stage I just had an ecstatic grin fixed on my face for two full hours. It was epic.
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Sigh, it's not good when I'm trying to apply for computer science, where the minimum GPA to get in is about 3.7 or so... :/

Really? I don't see why they would require that of you. I mean 3.7 is already pretty darn high as far as I understand your system.

Ooh, that would be awesome if you got to go to uni in Kyoto! Tell me again if you've already said it, but are there any additional fees you have to pay for studying abroad, or is it all covered in your tuition?

 

Lol, nice. Hopefully I can go to a real concert someday too. Probably not Queens of the Stone Age though; I only have one song of theirs...

 

Yes, a 3.7 is very high, but it's also very competitive at our school. Over 900 students apply, and I believe they only accept 200-300 students per year? Our uni is basically Microsoft's school so the CS program is very good and is in very high demand.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Ooh, that would be awesome if you got to go to uni in Kyoto! Tell me again if you've already said it, but are there any additional fees you have to pay for studying abroad, or is it all covered in your tuition?

Lol, nice. Hopefully I can go to a real concert someday too. Probably not Queens of the Stone Age though; I only have one song of theirs...

Yes, a 3.7 is very high, but it's also very competitive at our school. Over 900 students apply, and I believe they only accept 200-300 students per year? Our uni is basically Microsoft's school so the CS program is very good and is in very high demand.

No additional fees, plus I'll probably get in a dormitory which costs only about 12k yen per month.

Do listen some more to QOTSA. It's awesome. Although I do admit it took months for me to start appreciating it, I basically only like it because a friend in high school is a huge fan of them. (the same guy I went to the concert with)

Hmm, that make sense. How large is your university? I mean, we have courses with similar amount of applicants (all of which get accepted), but then you're talking about law or psychology. Usually CS ain't that popular, or your uni is just very specialized.
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Just got to the airport

Im flying back to univ now

My heart was going t o explode

I packed the GPU and Colorfly DAP into my bag as i needed it(they were shipped to my parents home)

And guess who got tagged for a check?

They went trough and started opening everything and swabbing stuff and putting it into machines. -_-

In the end, i made it out alive with all my tech in one piece
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Here's my report on the first day of Japan Touch.

 

A brief intro: Japan Touch is a convention lasting 2 days only about everything Japanese held in Lyon, France that has been going since 1998. It's akin to its bigger brother, Japan Expo held in Paris during July. It's not an anime/manga con even though there is a ton of it rather it's about discovering the Japanese culture. From cosplays to live concert from Japanese artists to Taiko Drums, there's a lot to do and see. 

 

For more pictures go and check my flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157638219398593

 

I will only post a few here in the spoiler:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike the Yaoi/Yuri con I went a month ago, this convention has a lot more stuff to do and it's actually very awesome. There are numerous activities such as drawing, traditional games, retro games, anime projections, conferences, concerts, cosplay and a lot more. Also tons of things to buy from t-shirts to replica samurai swords.

 

But the main reason why I went there is that I want to get autographs from the authors of The Breaker and The Breaker: New Waves.

 

I was extremely lucky, I managed to be the first one from the extremely long line of people eagerly waiting to get their autographs.

After a couple of minutes, Park Jin-Hwan (Art) and Jeon Geuk-Jin (Story) finally came and I went straight to them with my copy of New Waves volume 1 ready to be signed.

 

Park Jin-Hwan drawing Lee Shinwoo and later sign it off. Jeon Geuk-Jin also signed it afterwards.

 

On the left is the queue line for the autograph session and that's only a third of it.

 

After the autograph session was over it was straight to the conference room for the interview and Q&A session from the audience. It was quite brief with some general questions that doesn't really go too deep but it was interesting and worth it. 

Park Jin-Hwan

Jeon Geuk-Jin

 

I took notes from the conference and here's some important (imo) bits they said during the Q&A session.

 

When asked if there will be a sequel to The Breaker, they said that they actually planned to make The Breaker into 3 parts but it won't come for a long while because they want to take a long break first due to the fact that they didn't had time to rest when New Waves started.

 

Concerning character attachment, they haven't got a particular favourite but they did explain why they chose a run-of-the-mill main character (Lee Shinwoo). It's because those types of characters aren't very popular in manwha and they want to prove that they can be interesting.

They also talked about how new characters comes to life. They first discuss on the character and then they will create a story for that new character and integrate it to the story.

But for now, they don't plan on creating new characters in the story for the fear that it might make the story complicated and confusing and generally causing more problems.

 

One asked how would they think of adapting The Breaker to an Anime. They smiled and just said "I want it".

 

I also asked one question during the Q&A regarding the differences between Manwha and Manga. While I know it's basically the same, there are some subtle differences in the art direction being that Manwhas are generally drawn a bit more realistically compared to Japanese manga which sometimes exaggerates things and I wanted to know if it's a Korean tradition or culture to draw in that particular style. They were kind of stumped with that question but they did answer it at first they said that it cannot be defined and that it depends on the author but then they said that this particular style might have come from the 80s/90s when Japanese Manga was actually banned in Korea, even some authors supported it, that might be the reason on why the art on Manwha is different than Manga they said.

 

And here's the work they did to my copy of New Waves. (Can someone who can read Korean translate what is written in Korean?)

Note: The manga on top is from an artist called VanRah and I bought her manga and asked for an autograph because I really liked her art style.

Here's her deviantArt for those interested: http://www.vanrah.deviantart.com/


Edited by VortexBlast - 11/30/13 at 2:14pm
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Oh yeah, I also asked them during the autograph session on why New Waves was different and why does it feel too overplanned, too structured and not as smooth as the first Breaker. And also the planning they do for New Waves. That was Bowei's question.

 

Here's what they said:

 

During the first Breaker, they didn't really have a release schedule. This made them work more freely on it, adding more details, develop the story and generally make it better. For New Waves, they don't have such liberties because of deadlines and the fact that they only have one week to finish one chapter. They need to make the drawings simpler and plan the story in a different manner. They start with a general theme and then add more themes, ideas, plots in a structured manner to keep the deadline in check.

 

I asked them if they had all the time in the world, what would they change in New Waves. They said that there's too much they want to change but it would be the story foremost.


Edited by VortexBlast - 11/30/13 at 1:58pm
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I'm really jelly!
Never been to a anime convention...so far ;)

Great pictures!


As if this stupid Super Sonico anime wasn't enough, now they are also releasing some kind of Voyeur Pokemon Snap featuring this "idol"....
The world has gone mad.

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Wait what the.... Kagerou Days X AKG K1000s?

 

http://ayan0-tateyama.tumblr.com/post/68519872469

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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post
 

Here's my report on the first day of Japan Touch.

 

A brief intro: Japan Touch is a convention lasting 2 days only about everything Japanese held in Lyon, France that has been going since 1998. It's akin to its bigger brother, Japan Expo held in Paris during July. It's not an anime/manga con even though there is a ton of it rather it's about discovering the Japanese culture. From cosplays to live concert from Japanese artists to Taiko Drums, there's a lot to do and see. 

 

For more pictures go and check my flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=one_set72157638219398593

 

I will only post a few here in the spoiler:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike the Yaoi/Yuri con I went a month ago, this convention has a lot more stuff to do and it's actually very awesome. There are numerous activities such as drawing, traditional games, retro games, anime projections, conferences, concerts, cosplay and a lot more. Also tons of things to buy from t-shirts to replica samurai swords.

 

But the main reason why I went there is that I want to get autographs from the authors of The Breaker and The Breaker: New Waves.

 

I was extremely lucky, I managed to be the first one from the extremely long line of people eagerly waiting to get their autographs.

After a couple of minutes, Park Jin-Hwan (Art) and Jeon Geuk-Jin (Story) finally came and I went straight to them with my copy of New Waves volume 1 ready to be signed.

 

Park Jin-Hwan drawing Lee Shinwoo and later sign it off. Jeon Geuk-Jin also signed it afterwards.

 

On the left is the queue line for the autograph session and that's only a third of it.

 

After the autograph session was over it was straight to the conference room for the interview and Q&A session from the audience. It was quite brief with some general questions that doesn't really go too deep but it was interesting and worth it. 

Park Jin-Hwan

Jeon Geuk-Jin

 

I took notes from the conference and here's some important (imo) bits they said during the Q&A session.

 

When asked if there will be a sequel to The Breaker, they said that they actually planned to make The Breaker into 3 parts but it won't come for a long while because they want to take a long break first due to the fact that they didn't had time to rest when New Waves started.

 

Concerning character attachment, they haven't got a particular favourite but they did explain why they chose a run-of-the-mill main character (Lee Shinwoo). It's because those types of characters aren't very popular in manwha and they want to prove that they can be interesting.

They also talked about how new characters comes to life. They first discuss on the character and then they will create a story for that new character and integrate it to the story.

But for now, they don't plan on creating new characters in the story for the fear that it might make the story complicated and confusing and generally causing more problems.

 

One asked how would they think of adapting The Breaker to an Anime. They smiled and just said "I want it".

 

I also asked one question during the Q&A regarding the differences between Manwha and Manga. While I know it's basically the same, there are some subtle differences in the art direction being that Manwhas are generally drawn a bit more realistically compared to Japanese manga which sometimes exaggerates things and I wanted to know if it's a Korean tradition or culture to draw in that particular style. They were kind of stumped with that question but they did answer it at first they said that it cannot be defined and that it depends on the author but then they said that this particular style might have come from the 80s/90s when Japanese Manga was actually banned in Korea, even some authors supported it, that might be the reason on why the art on Manwha is different than Manga they said.

 

And here's the work they did to my copy of New Waves. (Can someone who can read Korean translate what is written in Korean?)

Note: The manga on top is from an artist called VanRah and I bought her manga and asked for an autograph because I really liked her art style.

Here's her deviantArt for those interested: http://www.vanrah.deviantart.com/

 

They look...very average. hmm. How big was the con?

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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post
 

Oh yeah, I also asked them during the autograph session on why New Waves was different and why does it feel too overplanned, too structured and not as smooth as the first Breaker. And also the planning they do for New Waves. That was Bowei's question.

 

Here's what they said:

 

During the first Breaker, they didn't really have a release schedule. This made them work more freely on it, adding more details, develop the story and generally make it better. For New Waves, they don't have such liberties because of deadlines and the fact that they only have one week to finish one chapter. They need to make the drawings simpler and plan the story in a different manner. They start with a general theme and then add more themes, ideas, plots in a structured manner to keep the deadline in check.

 

I asked them if they had all the time in the world, what would they change in New Waves. They said that there's too much they want to change but it would be the story foremost.

Which basically doesn't answer my question and correctly just affimates my 'pre question' backstory which was a theory of mine. That through pressure, demand, more time, and an innate 'need' to put more or in the over thinking of it,c reates the problem of 2D characters and story that evolves and linearates like an 8 year old's first essay. It follows the layout of start to finish.

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@Koimonogatari 2
NADEKO!!!!! :3 :
3 :3

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I'm really jelly!
Never been to a anime convention...so far ;)

 

There are anime conventions all the time where I live, but I never go to them because I have nobody to go with, no way to get there, and nowhere to stay by myself.

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The french used by Touma's mom in White Album 2 ep 9

 

 

Is so horrible that my ears are close to exploading. 

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I remember when I was in high school, I went to Anime Boston twice and Animazement (Raleigh, NC) once.  The latter wasn't that good, but Anime Boston was really awesome, being second to Otakon on the East Coast.  The dealer's room and artist alley were amazing every year, especially since you could pick up some really nice stuff from it.  My friend was able to get a limited edition Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts figure from our first AB.

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They look...very average. hmm. How big was the con?

Which basically doesn't answer my question and correctly just affimates my 'pre question' backstory which was a theory of mine. That through pressure, demand, more time, and an innate 'need' to put more or in the over thinking of it,c reates the problem of 2D characters and story that evolves and linearates like an 8 year old's first essay. It follows the layout of start to finish.

The con was very big but you can't compare them to popular cons such as the San Diego Comic Con or even Comiket. There was loads and loads of people. It was held in a 10 000m^2 building

 

If you have only around an hour to sign and draw more than 400 books, I guess you can afford to draw without detail.

 

I did formulate your question differently to avoid making the question too long, not be too critical and I also translated your question to French. Also they had an interpreter so some might have been lost in translation. But really, considering the pressure they have and the fact that they need to work really, really hard and have literally no time, I'm very thankful that they even managed to come to France to show at least some appreciation to hundreds of fans. Sure, New Waves might be disappointing but you need to at least respect them for even making The Breaker.

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I remember when I was in high school, I went to Anime Boston twice and Animazement (Raleigh, NC) once.  The latter wasn't that good, but Anime Boston was really awesome, being second to Otakon on the East Coast.  The dealer's room and artist alley were amazing every year, especially since you could pick up some really nice stuff from it.  My friend was able to get a limited edition Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts figure from our first AB.

 

I kinda wanna go to one now -_-

 

So jelly that you all have been to one.

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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post
 

The con was very big but you can't compare them to popular cons such as the San Diego Comic Con or even Comiket. There was loads and loads of people. It was held in a 10 000m^2 building

 

If you have only around an hour to sign and draw more than 400 books, I guess you can afford to draw without detail.

 

I did formulate your question differently to avoid making the question too long, not be too critical and I also translated your question to French. Also they had an interpreter so some might have been lost in translation. But really, considering the pressure they have and the fact that they need to work really, really hard and have literally no time, I'm very thankful that they even managed to come to France to show at least some appreciation to hundreds of fans. Sure, New Waves might be disappointing but you need to at least respect them for even making The Breaker.

 

They knew french!!?? Dayum!! Koreans be amazing.

 

I do give them my respect. A lot of it. Their job is hard as are many.

 

But once you look at the big picture, they are just another group that are awash with the 99% of mangaka's that have this happen to. Where after they get bigger, all that editorial pressure, time constraits and all that create a highly formulaic anime/manga that falls apart before the reader/viewer. 

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