Anonymous asked: are you inactive?

Well, yes, unfortunately. I’m sorry, but I don’t have time to run 3 daily image blogs anymore.

To be honest, since then, I picked up a few other projects, such as the translation of the Urobuchi Gen light novel series Eisen Flugel (progressing slowly) or writing a lot of yandere stories (progressing on and off) or making the classic novella Carmilla into a visual novel (current main focus).

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…But I sincerely apologise.

Ah, but if anyone wants to take over running this blog, please drop by my ask box. Thank you.

Touhou - Murasa Minamitsu.
Captain Murasa picks up the sailor suit legacy from the PC98-era Chiyuri, but the two characters are otherwise quite different.
…The shading in her hair has an interesting texture. Would a ship ghost give off the impression of water?

Touhou - Murasa Minamitsu.

Captain Murasa picks up the sailor suit legacy from the PC98-era Chiyuri, but the two characters are otherwise quite different.

…The shading in her hair has an interesting texture. Would a ship ghost give off the impression of water?

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Touhou - Futatsuiwa Mamizou.
The earthy colours and slightly unpolished lines give off a sense of warmth.
Ah, she reminds me of Manami in this image.

Touhou - Futatsuiwa Mamizou.

The earthy colours and slightly unpolished lines give off a sense of warmth.

Ah, she reminds me of Manami in this image.

(Source: pixiv.net)

Read or Die - Yomiko Readman.
It looks almost like a screencap from a visual novel. You may see this as a sign of a flaw - after all, it means that the character and background are poorly integrated. On the other hand, it does serve to make her stand out.

Read or Die - Yomiko Readman.

It looks almost like a screencap from a visual novel. You may see this as a sign of a flaw - after all, it means that the character and background are poorly integrated. On the other hand, it does serve to make her stand out.

(Source: pixiv.net)

Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei - Fujiyoshi Harumi.
Harumi is non-standard for a glasses-wearing girl, but in recent years, her type has almost become a staple of anime.
…Otaku culture being portrayed in otaku media. It’s like an in-joke, really.

Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei - Fujiyoshi Harumi.

Harumi is non-standard for a glasses-wearing girl, but in recent years, her type has almost become a staple of anime.

…Otaku culture being portrayed in otaku media. It’s like an in-joke, really.

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Vocaloid - Hatsune Miku.
Such exaggeratedly chunky rectangular glasses give off a clumsier impression and have a more powerful sense of presence, especially when contrasted with the smooth lines that make up the rest of the image.
…Hmm. I should pay more attention to how differences in the glasses themselves have different effects on the design of a character.

Vocaloid - Hatsune Miku.

Such exaggeratedly chunky rectangular glasses give off a clumsier impression and have a more powerful sense of presence, especially when contrasted with the smooth lines that make up the rest of the image.

…Hmm. I should pay more attention to how differences in the glasses themselves have different effects on the design of a character.

(Source: pixiv.net)

To Aru Majutsu no Index - Kazakiri Hyouka.
The concept behind Hyouka is one of the most creative I’ve seen in anime.
…Well, materialisations of concepts aren’t all that uncommon, but a materialisation of a plane of existence?

To Aru Majutsu no Index - Kazakiri Hyouka.

The concept behind Hyouka is one of the most creative I’ve seen in anime.

…Well, materialisations of concepts aren’t all that uncommon, but a materialisation of a plane of existence?

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai - Tsurumi Chiriko aka Tsuruko.
Sorry about the irregular updates recently.
This image seems quite out of character for Tsuruko. Since when did she put on such deliberately cute-looking expressions?

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai - Tsurumi Chiriko aka Tsuruko.

Sorry about the irregular updates recently.

This image seems quite out of character for Tsuruko. Since when did she put on such deliberately cute-looking expressions?

(Source: pixiv.net)

Inazuma Eleven - Rannu. Well, Kirino Ranmaru Mixi Maxed with Jeanne d’Arc.
…It seems like Joan of Arc is quite common in the Japanese popular media. She even shows up - for brief cameos - in MadoMagi and Fate/zero.

Inazuma Eleven - Rannu. Well, Kirino Ranmaru Mixi Maxed with Jeanne d’Arc.

…It seems like Joan of Arc is quite common in the Japanese popular media. She even shows up - for brief cameos - in MadoMagi and Fate/zero.

(Source: pixiv.net)

Chaos;Head - Kusunoki Yua.
Yua’s Di-sword design isn’t the fanciest, but its elegant simplicity does suit her.
The scene where she draws it, amongst the fluttering flower petals, is quite spectacular.

Chaos;Head - Kusunoki Yua.

Yua’s Di-sword design isn’t the fanciest, but its elegant simplicity does suit her.

The scene where she draws it, amongst the fluttering flower petals, is quite spectacular.