12/28/14

Animated Review - Feast

Shown as the opening act to Big Hero 6, Feast is a short but sweet little gem that must be watched for its story, animation style and multiple times because of all the various little things that occurs in the background to tell the story.

Feast is a story that explores the relationship between a dog named Winston and his master from Winston's puppy years to his golden years told from Winston's POV and the meals he shares with his master. The art style is one of the highlights that stands out....oil pastel like feel with cel shaded touches seen in 3-D is absolute feast to behold and experience. The style also highlights the moods of the scenes, in addition to the meals Winston has...for example in the beginning when Wisnton is a scared stray puppy, the setting is a dark street at night but the brightest coloured object in the scene is a french fry he is offered then when he's in doggy heaven everything is washed in bright sunny colours akin to the fry he was first offered

The theme explore is the love and pleasure Winston gains from the meals he partakes with his master at first, Winston is adopted as a stray puppy after his future master gives him a fry....then all the happy moments of eating junk food with his master after that. However, when his master starts dating, Winston is forced to eat normal dog food which he dislikes. However he soon realizes its not the food that gives him happiness and love but rather its the love his master and others feels when feeding him, which in the end is what Winston gets when his master raises a family and Winston is in doggy heaven with all the love and food he could ever need and want. The interesting thing about Feast also is because the story line is told in quicks cuts of the meals Winstons has with his master...you have to pay attention to little details in the background or Winston's expressions to get a feel of what the story is telling you.

What do you think of Feast?

12/20/14

Rainbow Honey December and November Mystery 2014

Awesome my mystery mini bag from Rainbow Honey for December came and something esle I forgot to post...the Mystery Mini for November too....soooo loving the creative ideas Rainbow Honey comes up with each time. ^_^

November Mystery Mini
Seems to be a very grey set with Frozen Flames.
Frozen Flame seems very nice....a sweetish, candy citrus like scent.
The Two Polishes (Aurora and Greyscale) are nice.
 Aurora is a silvery-gold with blue specks glitter topper, while Grey Scale is silvery grey.

December Mystery Mini
Loving the Russian theme in this very winter set.
The Master is very holiday polish red with gold specks.
Woland looks like a silvery-purple with specks of blues glitter topper.
As for the scent Muscovite....a very deep fruit smell that VERY appropriate for winter.
PS is it just me or has the bottle gotten bigger for minis?

12/8/14

Akimatsuri 2014 Con Report

Well Akimatsuri happened and boy it was tiring but fun, apologizes to anyone who had to deal with an increasingly exhausted me in a boxhead. Akimatsuri is a fall season one day, anime festival and this year it was located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Robson Square-Ice Rink...annndd it was the same day and area as the Santa Claus parade which lead to some very amusing moments of parade goers wondering "where did all these costumes come from?!?!?!" and both sets of Anna and Elsa cosplayers that showed up were being mobbed by kids for pictures. It was actually kind of cute to witness.

 This was my cosplay....meet the Dj duo & and the masters of electro mashups-fusions, the Djs from Mars. They actually do wear boxheads and never show their real faces ever. I was amused I was getting mistaken for a goomba and getting attention due to the cosplay's obscure nature. Plus I thought it was awesome and hilarious to waltz around downtown boxheaded. The boxhead wasn't that bad-hard to wear.



The festival was awesome...its mini con but still fun. Plus it was the perfect place to shop for that perfect Christmas present thats cute and unique....plenty of cute styles to go around. Got some very nice Frozen and Pokemon art prints to plaster on my sad, bare walls...and buttons!. Love this artist paddling something called "Moon Milk"....got stuff for myself and someone's christmas from this girl. Reminds of the found colour memories of Harujuku and kawaii stuff in tokyo. Plus her accessorys would be style appropriate in rave-clubbing setting. Check her out Here--> mnmlk.com

Cute!!!! Stuff from Moon Milk

To end it off....As for the cosplays that showed up....top notch

Giffany(s) from Gravity Falls....RUN!!!

I just had to take "atmosphere" shots to prove yes cosplayers did go skating and we can do it with grace.

Anna and Elsa...one of the sets that showed up. Awesome!

The Minion with a Rocket Launcher.

Meow Meow

Volcarona from Pokemon. Awesome and coozy for winter

Baymax and Hiro


12/6/14

Movied Review - Big Hero 6

Wow first all of I never thought I would be interested in watching Big Hero 6...but wow I was sold on the story and the very impressive art style....plus "Immortals" by Fall Out Boy is one very good and empowering song.

On the story front, the themes of using your gifts to be heroic, bonds between love ones we have or lost and revenge corrupts even the best of people. Hiro and his friends are scientific geniuses that seem to be the last people to be super heroes but they mange to do just that when Hiro wants to investigate the connection between his inventions, his brother's death in a fire and a mysterious masked kabuki mask. Its the strong bond between friends that drives to stand up and be heroes for the sake of others. How revenge corrupts is a driving theme also...if you lose someone you care about deeply, the sheer grief can drive one hell bent on revenge to the point the damage will be devastating as outline in the antagonist's motives and what almost happens to Hiro. The humor is also working...hahaha Baymax is just stealing the show with his lighter then air waddle, vocal delivery-personality and ummm COUGH letting out air....hairy baby! Oh yeh Hiro's Broom.

On the artistic front...wow! The Asian-North America influence and the extensive animation foundation is very strong as present in the sweeping opening shot of San Fransokoyo's city scape from above alight with neon at night and the initial test flight of Baymax's thrusters. The world feels awesome...its east meets west as highlighted in the Japanese style architecture mixing with the feel of San Francisco ex. the "Painted Ladies" and street cars. The texture and feel of the world itself feel rich and lavish, from the brickwork and rust of buildings, Baymax's very soft and hugable body, the microbots and the world breaking apart into debris rapidly in the final battle. I was amazed by Baymax's soft body....felt very soft and believable in weight despite it being a balloon mass and impressed at the fact i could partially see the textured surface of the vinyl fabric. The microbots were very impressive to see visually...imagine seeing a bunch of tiny itty bitty little bots moving in perfect mechanical harmony as they ebb and flow like a liquid mass on screen and in 3-D....also a bit unsettling at the same time, when they attack our heroes.

Well what do you think of Big Hero 6?