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Monday, January 31, 2011

31 Jan 2011 (2): VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year 2011 photoshoot (behind the scenes)

||Mood||: A bit frustrated...server is unusually sucky today~ D:<

||Currently listening to||
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
> Dear - Miku Hatsune
> From Y to Y - Miku Hatsune
> Alice - Miku Hatsune
> Koi Suru Vocaloid - Miku Hatsune
> The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - Miku Hatsune

[it's a parade of madness for Miku's song~ 8D <3]


Ohai there again!! :D

It's time for some omakes from our VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year photoshoot, courtesy of Shiomaru~ (yes, THE Shiomaru that I've mentioned before in one of my previous posts~ :3)

here we go!!!! XD


+Behind the scenes of the Chinese New Year photoshoot+

||29 January 2011, Saturday||
||The Curve||

Getting ready~~ distributing the angpaos to everyone to be used in the shoot~~

Rehearsing for this pose to be used in the shoot~ all of us nearly tipped over a couple of times~ XD

Shio's shot of Potter taking the solo shot of me~ XD
(lame pose of mine, ohohohohoooooo~ |D)

Trying to balance ourselves~ XD

My wig....it's being pulled!!!! D8
They're bullying me!!!!!!!! *Cries like a baby*

Triangular PUNCH!!!! XD

The Ring of Fate~ 8D
If you want all the angpaos from my hands, then you have to go through this ring first~ *w*

Choo-choo train~~ :3

Wheeeee~~~ \(>w<)/

Spread the Chinese New Year love~ :D <3

Gambling using....angpaos....? =.=|||

remember the shot of me that was taken from top view? Well, this was what these three people were doing to prepare me for this shot. Hurhurrr, if only the angpaos were just scattered about instead of placed like that, I think it would've looked nicer~ XD

and no, I'm not doing a pose of me being dead~ :P

Harhar, I know, it looks farneh~ =w=

Run, run, run, run, run~~~
(Potter: Yes, just keep running towards this direction....just DON'T KNOCK OVER MY TRIPOD STAND!!! OuO)

Mikuo proposing to Miku with a....

cookie-shaped compact mirror~ =w=

Shio took this shot from the entrance to the underground carpark~ 8D
luckily no car was passing by while she took this shot~ XD

Testing jump~ :D
(actually, I think this one looks nice compared to the official one, coz this one is of the whole view of our body~ ^^)


 Miku & Rin: I'm thinking...I'm thinking...I'm thinking...
Mikuo & Mikuo (lol...? XD): *strike an awesome pose* hohohohohooo~~ *w*

When no one's around by my side, I can finally show my true emotions - I may be all happy-go-lucky at all times, but in reality...
I'm always lonely.....



megane Miku Hatsune > Yukino @ me
Mikuo Hatsune (black vest) > Hanatsu Matsuno
Mikuo Hatsune (red jacket) > Hannah Wong
Rin Kagamine > Fiona @ Rin


> Potter SamLeong (main photographer)
> Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (behind the scene @ omake photographer)
> Eugene Kaito (a-bit-of-this-and-that photographer)


And that's a wrap on the VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year photoshoot 2011 pictorial report!! ^^
as promised, the previous post (the after-official report) will be updated soon after I've saved more pictures from Fiona's album. And, the pictures from Eugene's camera will be posted up here when he's uploaded them~ :D

Well, the whole photoshoot session was a blast~ XD
now I'm waiting for the purikura photos from Fiona to be scanned and posted up on FB so that I can save them and post 'em up here too~ :D
I also have a set of purikura photos taken with all the cosplayers of this photoshoot, but my scanner's dead, so all I can do is just take a blur shot of it with my lousy crappy handphone~ ;__; but I'll save it to be uploaded together with the rest of the purikura pictures taken on that day~ ^^

Well, I really hope that I can do another few more photoshoot sessions before I leave for National Service~ coz, at least while waiting for it, I can do something that is benefitial (??) and not something that harms me from inside out~ X3


A little note on my fanfiction project:
I had loads of stuffs to do: house chores, photoshoot preparations....argh.....
I don't want to delay any longer, because as you know, the longer I delay, my interest towards it will slowly start to decrease~ ;A;
I really really want this KHR fanfiction project to be completed before I leave for National Service, coz i know, after I come back from National Service, I no longer have the freedom and time to completely focus on my fanfiction.

Once again, I apologize whole-heartedly for delaying the publication date of chapter 5 until now~ I promise, I shall begin to work on it again from tomorrow onwards and try to finish 'em up within these few weeks' time~ >.<


Well, I better be off now~
gotta sleep earlier tonite, coz i was sleep deprived last nite~ ;w;

this is your cosplay/Kuroshitsuji/KHR/yaoi fanatic blogger, Yukino.......




(P.S: Though it's not raining now, but it's still freezing cold~ ;w; is it going to snow in Malaysia soon...? o.o)

31 Jan 2011: VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year 2011 photoshoot (after-official) -to be updated again-

||Mood||:  A bit moody~ mom just scolded me for no good reason~ =3=

||Currently listening to||
> Claire de Lune ~piano version~ - Debussy ("Snow Prince" soundtrack)
> Just Be Friends ~Piano version~
> Dear ~piano version~
> When I Look At You ~piano version~
> Shunkan Sentimental ~piano version~
> Diamond Crevasse ~piano version~
> Seikan Hikou ~piano version~
> Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi ~piano version~

[it's all about songs in piano covers today~ :D]


Hello hello again there!!! XD

In today's post, I'm continuing the full pictorial report on the VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year photoshoot from last Saturday.
And today, it'll be the pics from the after-official photoshoot, taken using Fiona @ Rin's camera.

I actually only saved like, a couple of pictures  from the whole album, coz only those were the really nices ones~ ;w;

anyways, do enjoy them~ ^^


+After-official photoshoot+

||29 January 2011, Saturday||
||Garden Cafe, The Curve||

Let's all listen to some nice songs through Mikuo's headphone~ :D

Through the fountain~ :D
(hehe, aint this shot familiar to you? *w*)

I opened the cage!!! 8D now I'm free!!! (<--- lame one, I know~ )
[and my facial expression is...odd...weird....]

Help us!!! We're trapped!!! QAQ

Let's make some beautiful melody.....

[and i fail at doing a piano-playing pose...doesn't look so realistic now, eh? >w>]

Together, we make a beautiful harmony~ <3

[we were currently playing "Just Be Friends" in the pic~ :3]

Casual shot!!! :D <3




megane Miku Hatsune > Yukino @ me
Mikuo Hatsune > Hannah Wong
megane Rin Kagamine > Fiona @ Rin

(gomen ne, Hanatsu, didn't saved a pic of you~ ;__; i shall find a few of yours and update in this post, kay? FORGIVE ME!!!! ><)


> Fiona @ Rin (owner of camera)
> Hanatsu Matsuno
> Yukino @ me
> Hannah Wong

(we took turns to take pics of each other, lol~ |3)

So so so so sooooooooooooo sorry for the lack of photos, coz the computer was lagging while I was saving the pics~ >.<
I shall update this post again when I manage to save more of the pics from Rin's album, kay?

Now, moving on to the next one, which is the "behind the scene" shoots by Shiomaru!! <3

this is your cosplay/kuroshitsuji/KHR/yaoi fanatic cosplayer, Yukino....




(P.S: It has been cloudy for the whole day, and it was raining for close to 37 hours from yesterday til earlier today, so it's been pretty cold today~ brrrr~~ *shivers*)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

30 Jan 2011: VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year 2011 photoshoot (official)

||Mood||: HAPPY!!! Coz yesterday's photoshoot was a success~ and the pics all turned out very pretty~ :D <3

||Currently listening to||
> Amendment - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji")
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
> Note to God - Charice Pempengco
> Telephone - Lea Michele & Charice Pempengco ("Glee")
> Just Be Friends ~piano version~


Hey, everyone!! :D
How have you guys been yesterday?
I was away for the whole day yesterday coz of the Chinese New Year cosplay photoshoot~
damn, which was so much fun!! >w< <3
It WAS supposed to be a COSPLAY photoshoot, whereby all different characters from different animes/games/manga would be present, but in the end, it was only VOCALOID2 characters that popped out~ XD
in the end, we had to name the photoshoot as the VOCALOID2 Chinese New Year photoshoot~ |3
but, it was all fun~ ^^

okay, so, pictures from yesterday's shoot will be divided into 4 posts, which is the official photoshoot by Potter, behind the scene photoshoots by Shiomaru, after-official photoshoot by Rin and photos by junior photographer Eugene Kaito. The first 3 set of pics will be up by this week while the 4th one by Eugene will be up by probably next week, as he mentioned.

and this post will be, as stated in the title of the post, the official one by Potter~

ENJOY!!! ^w^ <3


+Chinese New Year 2011 photoshoot+

||29 January 2011, Saturday||
||The Curve||

Molest the pole!!!
Lololololollll, joking~ XD

Four of us wishing everyone out there...

Pose for the camera~
(I have nice glasses~ XD)

MikuXMikuo, CHEESE!! <3
(ah!! I can see my black hair!! OAO)

PLAY TIME!!! >w<
We Vocaloids are always happy~ :D

Smile, pose...CLICK!!


(There's a full shot of this pose on what I'm ACTUALLY doing, I think in Eugene's camera~ XD so, wait til then when I get the pics from him to see what the heck I'm doin~ :D and yea, I know, my black hair is visible, especially that the camera used is high-resolutioned~ =_=|||)

If you want to get this much angpaos from Miku herself, you must first go through this "Ring of Fortune"~
[quoted by Shiomaru~ XD]

from bottom up, it's the cheerful Vocaloids greeting and wishing you Happy Chinese New Year!! :D

1, 2, 3.......



After the full Chinese New Year photoshoot, we went around the Curve to do some more photoshoot of a different theme~ ;)
We tried out to make the shoot look like "Just Be Friends" scenes mixed with "Magnet" and "Paper Airplane", which, I donno~ doesn't seem like any of it~XD
though initially the whole thing didn't come along with a storyline, I decided to put one in~
and which think...was....failed...? |3


+Muli-themed photoshoot session+

||29 January 2011, Saturday||
||outside Tenshi no Cafe, The Curve||

The girls are making their decisions.
The boys are devising their plans to play with their hearts.

Is it a genuine love?
Or is there something else that is bound to happen?

Under confusion, I'm always left alone........

And in midst those lonely moments, he would always come around to make me happy and ease my lonliness......

We both love each other.....
as friends...or as lovers...? we both don't know......

(p.s: camera flash made my face super white~ *_*)

Although I know that I have him,
yet, in the end...
I'm still...always lonely........

[weird storyline, I know, thank you very much~ |D]


End of the official photoshoot!! XD

There were loads more of it that we've taken, but I didn't get it coz Potter didn't uploaded it. I was searching my pic that I took with Hannah at the signboard of Tenshi no Cafe just outside that cafe.
(Btw, info to those who doesn't know about this: Tenshi no Cafe has been closed temporarily and will only resume business on 01 March 2011. Don't ask me why~ >.>)

Hoho, as always, I'll leave my fave for the last~ ^^
and this is my ultimate favourite solo shot of the day~ :D

Megane Miku Hatsune wishing all of my fellow blog readers a very Happy Chinese New Year in this year of the rabbit!! Have an awesome CNY and get loads of angpaos!!! XD




megane Miku Hatsune > Yukino @ me
Mikuo Hatsune (black vest) > Hanatsu Matsuno
Mikuo Hatsune (red jacket) > Hannah Wong
Rin Kagamine > Fiona @ Rin


> Potter SamLeong (main photographer)
> Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (behind the scene @ omake photographer)
> Eugene Kaito (a-bit-of-this-and-that photographer)


I'm currently in the progress of saving the pictures for each of the stated different posts. And right now, I've just finished collecting the pictures from the after-official photoshoot by Fiona, which was only 7 pictures coz apparently I look farneh in all the other shots~ ;w;
Now I'm starting to save the pictures from Shiomaru's camera, which is all the ones that are categorised as "behind the scene"~ ^^
saved one of it only for now as I have to go to sleep now~ :D
The behind the scene post will be up tomorrow once I finished saving them. ^^

Til then,
this is your KHR/yaoi/Kuroshitsuji/cosplay fanatic cosplayer, Yukino....




(P.S: Those in Malaysia, you do realize that it has been raining for the whole day, right? Well, since it's pretty cold now due to the whole-day rain, I shall sleep comfyly tonite~ ^w^ <3 Buonanotte, everyone~)

Friday, January 28, 2011

28 Jan 2011: CNY photoshoot is tomorrow~~ CAN'T WAIT!!

||Mood||: Searching for more route alternatives from my house to The Curve and back home~ so, I'm...seeing so many stars above my head~ @w@

||Currently listening to||
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
> Amendment - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji")
> Note to God - Charice Pempengco


Well, tomorrow's the big day for me~
Uhm...not...really...a BIG day...just a day that I am really looking forward to~ :D

It's the Chinese New Year cosplay photoshoot tomorrow and I'm so excited for it!!! XD
Finally, I'm doing some REAL photoshoot, I mean, with the professional cosplay photographer and all, and also with all my cosplay friends. Well, not a lot, just a few of the close ones and also a couple of those whom I've never met yet~
Tomorrow's photographer will be Potter, and the cosplayers that will be there are Fiona @ Rin, Bunny Chan,  Eugene Cheah, Hanatsu and me~
durhurhurrr, it's not consisted of all the pros, but hey, it's all about the fun and the Chinese New Year spirit, no? XD

Venue? The Curve.
Time? 9am to 6pm, which, I will be going back earlier, or I'll have to face the fury of my father.
And his fury is not just a fury...it'll freak you out like hell~ ;u;

so I'll seriously have to find some public transport (EXCEPT taxi) that is convinient for me and Hanatsu to come back home. OTL"

Well, anyways, gotta go pack my things for tomorrow and also put on my teal nail polish now~

sorry for the short post for today, but, well...

i'm just too excited to think about other things!!! XD


I shall now go prepare my stuff and look forward for tomorrow's fun~ ^^

this is your cosplay/Kuroshitsuji/KHR/yaoi fanatic blogger, Yukino....




(P.S:  I HATE MOSQUITOES!!!!!!!!! D8<)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

27 Jan 2011: To my sister....

||Mood||: Sad + rage = I WANNA KILL THAT BASTARD NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

||Currently listening to||
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
> Amendment - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji")
> Shiver - The GazettE ("Kuroshitsuji II" OP)
> Cyclone - 12012 ("Romeo X Juliet" ED)
> Lacrimosa - Kalafina ("Kuroshitsuji" ED)
> Note to God - Charice Pempengco


I've seen so many people that I love around me, being hurt, offended and oppressed to the breaking point, to the point of depression. Some gradually heals from that wound and is able to start anew with a stronger heart and will in them; there's also some of them who succumbed to that depression and gradually loses their confidence and forgets the meaning of their existence in this world. They won't take their life away by suicide, but they do stay caged up in their depression for a very long period of time to the point that they no longer see the reason for them to continue their usual lives.

This post is dedicated especially to my elder sister, SerenaT, who has recently been hurt by a guy whose heartless, cruel and offensive words had crumbled her completely, and this post is for her to give her and all the other girls out there with similar problems some support and words of wisdom to help heal the wounds, maybe not completely, but at least a little to ensure that they will see that being toppled over by something small is not the end of the world yet.


Y'see, there has been a lot of news reports on papers and also on TV news about girls committing suicide after being dumped or hurt by their boyfriends. Maybe not all are girls. There are guys too. But I'm focusing more on the girls' side due to my sister.
And I feel really lucky that my sister has never had any intentions to commit suicide despite being toppled over several times.
It does take time for her to heal from the wound caused by that guy, but then, although she does seem like she's fine with it, but I know, somewhere deep down in her heart, she just can't let go of it.

She's been hurt by 2 guys before this, and I've witnessed it with my very own eyes. And now that she's hurt again by this 3rd stupid asshole, I can no longer stand at one corner and see her cry her eyes out while I just see her do so.

I used to like this 3rd guy (not that I love him, I just find him as a guy who is perfect for my sister who would love her whole-heartedly and not cheat on her~) and I trusted in him to take care of my sister's fragile heart and soul, but in the end, he's just another useless retarded asshole who knows nothing else better than to just hurt my sister with words. I mean, all of us do know that word hurts one's heart more than injuries.

There are many girls out there who have faced the same kind of problem before, I know. Having a boyfriend who at first, was dying to become the guy of your life, and when they got it, they just treat you like you're nothing. They'd take control of the relationship and gives the girls no chance to do something that they are deserved to do, which I call as "gender discrimination".

This gender discrimination thing has been happening in my sis's relationship. A blog post directing to one of her male friend sparked a rampage in the 3rd guy, making him mad and, unbelievably, calling my sister a "Slut" as she mentioned that she loves her male friend in that blog post of hers. I mean, is it wrong to tell a friend, even a male friend, that you love them? It's a love from a friend to a friend!!! I can't understand why this 3rd guy don't get what a love to a friend means. (heh~ maybe he doesn't even love ANY of his friends~ male AND female~ >.>)


Obviously, if he really really loves my sister, then he should understand what she thinks and feels, not just rampaging without a good reason. Though it can cause jealousy, but it shouldn't have been taken into such account to the point that he would call my sister a slut.



I've been living with my sister longer than you asshole, and I know everything about her. AND, as far as I'm concerned, she's NOT a slut. SHE NEVER SLEPT WITH A GUY. NOT ONCE.
If you really love her, then why hurt her?

If all you know is just to hurt her, then you're already prepared to go into your grave soon.

Whatever you did that hurt her, hurts me too.

Whatever offensive things that you said to her, offended me too.

Coz she's my sister, and sisters stand up for one another when one of them faces problems.

You can do nothing to crumble her confidence. Coz all that you'll see is SerenaT recovering from her pain and strutting down the streets in front of you as a proud and confident girl, a girl who would never ever fall down in life because of what you did.

So, if this continues any longer, you must be ready to go rot in hell, coz you'd never know when I'll send you there.


Dear SerenaT and all the other girls out there,

though those words are really hurtful and it crumbles you in every possible way, you must always remember that you are in charge of your life. You are the ruler of your life. No one, especially retarded boyfriends, can take control of it. You shouldn't be afraid of them, because what you have in you is what makes you stronger and more confident.
You don't need a boyfriend to raise your self-esteem.
All you need is your girlfriends and your confidence.
That's what makes you invincible.

So the next time you get hurt the same way and things don't get any better, just remember...



Haha, I never thought of becoming a counsellor, since I'm not really good in phsycology~ XD

But, hey, if you have any problems regarding relationships, I can help with what ever way I can.

One last note to all you girls out there: being single is AWESOME.

this is your cosplay/Kuroshitsuji/KHR/yaoi fanatic blogger, Yukino......




(P.S: I'm a personal counsellor to my sister~ XD)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25 Jan 2011: It's her new song!!!! ♥

||Mood||: So damn happy, coz the premiere of "Glee" season 2 on StarWorld is TONIGHT!!!!! 8D

||Currently listening to||
> Telephone - Lea Michele & Charice Pempengco ("Glee" cover)
> Billionaire - Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling ("Glee" cover)
> Amendment - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji)
> Come to Me - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Kuroshitsuji")


Hey yo, whassup everyone!!!! XD
As I promised to you in yesterday's post, I shall share with you the amazing song written by Malaysia's very own Shiomaru~

hurhurhurrrrr~~ be prepared to be blown away by Shio's amazing talents in music!!!! 8D <3


The title is "Amendment", written as a tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji".

Check out the song~~ :D

Title: Amendment - Tribute to Shonen Onmyouji (by Shio Yee)
Uploaded by: TaintedCodeQSY (yeap, it's her YouTube account name~ ^^)

And these, are the lyrics~ :D

Written by: Shio Yee
Music by: Shio Yee

Will I be able to let you know me?
Is this the way it has to be?
If only you see me like you have seen me
I would have asked for nothing more

My breath I'd surrender to see you live again
And recall all the things you'll soon forget

If only I'd ask you things you've heard before
If only you'd answer me the same
Ah... I can't amend you back again...

If I let you know of our everything
Will I be able to let you hear it?
I can see you in another beam
But you can only see me just like this

I've drowned in this maze
Finding just your memories
And I keep, and I hoard the tears in me...

If only I'd ask you things you've heard before
If only you'd answer me the same...
Ah... I can't amend you back again...

I pray, I chant, I crave, and rant
This dream of you, will it end?

If only I'd ask you things you've heard before
If only you'd answer me the same
Ah... I can't amend you back again...
I can't amend you back


hurhurhurrr, if you have repeated this song more than twice, it means that you're currently under the spell of Shio's amazing voice. That's how I am too now.

So, she is like, SERIOUSLY AWESOME, right? OwO <3

So, know more about her and be her fan on her Facebook fan page,

c'mon! QUICK!!!! Click on the link and be her fan!! And support her!!! Coz she's just too awesome!!!
(and up until now, I wonder why she doesn't get found by some awesome Hollywood producer, and yet Justin Bieber does~ I mean, Shio's vocals are more spellbinding than Bieber!!! D8<)

heh, speaking of awesome vocals, check this one out~ I bet this will blow you AWAYYYY, like, LITERALLY~~~

Title: Blood+ Diva, cover by Shio Yee
Uploaded by: TaintedCodeQSY

After listening to this, go recommend her to a famous Hollywood music producer or something~~~ 8D


oh damn, gotta be off, gotta do something in FB now~
more updates on life in tomorrow's post kay?
and oh, preparing myself for the premiere of "Glee" season 2 airing tonight!!!!

This is your cosplay/yaoi/Kuroshitsuji/KHR fanatic blogger Yukino...

SIGNING OUT!!!!!!!!!!




Monday, January 24, 2011

24 Jan 2011: Greenlight for CNY photoshoot

||Mood||: Happeh!!!! Found myself a new song to love again ~

||Currently listening to||
> Amendment - Shiomaru @ Shio Yee (original song, tribute to "Shonen Onmyouji") [yeap, this is my new fave song~ :D)
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
> Doubt & Trust - Access ("D-Gray Man" OP)
> Dear - Miku Hatsune
> Claire de Lune ~piano version~ - Debussy


Hey there again~ :D
Currently still working on chapter 5 of my KHR fanfic project, which I hoped that I could finish up by 90% today (in which I failed to do so), but kinda ran out of ideas for it, so I decided to go refresh and relax my mind a little by browsing through some songs on YouTube and go blog surfing~ :D Been to countless blogs in less than an hour~ XD
Found a couple of really nice songs, like Shiomaru's latest song that she's uploaded on YouTube, "Amendment" which she's written as a tribute to one epicly awesome anime, "Shonen Onmyouji". The melody of the song is really, really beautiful. The type of melody that can melt right into your heart and touch your soul, capable of moving you to tears. The lyrics too. They are...wow, so meaningful. (currently set as my new lullaby..."Glow" too, of course~ |3)

I shall share the song and the lyrics tomorrow, kayz? Coz today's post shall be about cosplay photoshoot~ ^^

Okay, so, remember about the Chinese New Year-themed cosplay photoshoot that I've mentioned in the below section of one of my previous posts?
Hoho, I've been dying to get a greenlight from my parents from two weeks ago.
I've been pretty nervous to get the permission from them since I began planning it, so it was a pretty hard time for me. Q_Q

Then today........
From God knows where, I asked for their permission to go for the photoshoot without even picking up any courage to do so. Only until after I've finished my sentence of question, then I've realized about it. At first, I was like, OH DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But then, they just asked where, when and how long will the shoot take. And after explaining to them on those details, they just told me to make sure that whatever that I said is true and just take care of myself.


Talk about having really strict parents.

They used to control me from hanging out with my friends.
And now, to see them actually agreeing on letting me go for cosplay photoshoots, I'm thinking that they've finally come to a realization that cosplay is something that I love to do, and at least I'm doing something non-hazardous (???) while I'm waiting for my SPM results to be announced.
Well, good to know that they're, although not encouraging, but at least they understand and they give me permission to do it as long as I don't go overboard on it.

(then again, looking at the situation now, there might be a tiny hint of possibility that I'll be going overboard on my future cosplay plans... ;_; think about Miku Cantarella...and Code Geass....OTL")

Still, good to know that this cosplay issue between my parents and I are finally on the right track. Both sides are happy with the decision, and no arguement or hatred required~ *w*

Now....this Saturday's photoshoot, organized by Fiona @ Rin, will be a Chinese New Year-themed photoshoot, set to be held in The Curve shopping mall from 9am-6pm. (I won't stay around for THAT long. Maybe I'll be heading back home at 3pm or so~ >.<)
So, if you have any plans to go to The Curve this Saturday, do keep an eye out for us!! ^^
I'll be as megane Miku again (had to be a megane Miku, coz my contact lenses, the one for my right eye, is TORN!!!!!!) and I will be wearing a red blouse, a flowery skirt, maybe my sis's green wedges heels and some CNY-ish hair decorations (RED RIBBONS!!!!! ^w^) Props shall be the backdrop (duh~~ >w>) and some CNY things like the CNY decorations and angpaus~

[speaking of angpau, I need to collect a lot of angpau money this year to compensate my cosplay budget, or else I'm gonna have to stick to 3 cheaper cosplay plans for this year~ QAQ]

Hurhurhurrrr, can't wait for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >W<


All the thinking for my fanfiction has made my brain died yet once again for the night.

So I shall hit the sack earlier than usual for the night.

This is your Kuroshitsuji/KHR/cosplay/yaoi fanatic blogger, Yukino........



(P.S: Who here knows how to put on fake eyelashes?? ;w; I might be wearing one for the first time for this Saturday's shoot, and I'm scared that the lashes won't stay~~)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

23 Jan 2011 (2): My new favourite song~

||Mood||: Feeling a bit moody and sleepy at this hour coz my body have been used to me sleeping at earlier hours~

||Currently listening to||
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND
> Cinta Sampai Disini - D'Masiv ("Alisa" OST)
> Doubt & Trust - Access ("D-Gray Man" OP)


lol, I guess you could just decapitate my head and throw it into the portal in the last part of the "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" game instead of Agrippa's head coz I have absolutely nothing else to do right now, except to continue on my fanfiction, that is.

But, I just HAD to share this song with you, another very beautiful and well-written song by Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK. Though it is obvious that her vocals are of Miku's, but well, the only difference between Miku and Miku APPEND DARK is that additional APPEND DARK in the name~ :D

The song's called "Glow". This song is the song that you'll hear first when you open my blog. (yup, no more "Dear -music box version-" when you first step into my blog. But it's still in the lineup list of songs.)
From the beginning to the end, it's like a lullaby to me.

So soft.
 So gentle.
Just so beautiful.

The lyrics also is very touching and, yes, beautiful.
Whoever came up with the lyrics is one heck of a song-writer~ :D

Wanna listen to the song?
Well, here it is~

Title: Hatsune Miku "glow" with English and Romaji Sub
Song: "Glow" - Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
Uploaded by: xxKMSakura
Illustration: 麺類子

As proved by the uploader of the video, the uploader mentioned in the video description that this song was ranked #1 in the Daily Vocaloid Ranking on its debut. So, well, it is proved that this song is just so beautiful. YOU HAVE GOT TO AGREE WITH ME ON THAT~ >8)

And these are the lyrics, romaji and english, to this song for you to sing along with and also to fully understand what does the song means.

Singer: Miku Hatsune APPEND DARK
Producer: keeno


furi sosoida tsumetai ame aoi kizu wo tokashi tetta
itsuka miteta yuugure zora no sumikko de warau dareka ga ita

kizukanai uchi ni otona ni natte kirei na uso kuchi ni dekiru hodo
ironna itami wo oboe te kita kedo sore demo mata itainda

yuugure no namida ga desou na aka watashi no naka no kimi wo tokashi te shimae

watashi no karadajuu kimi no kizu ato de afure te iru kara mou susume nai yo
nee keshi te keshi te yo sou negatte ita noni
doushite kon'na ni kitsuku daki shime teru no?

kimi no koe ga tooku naru nomi komare souna aka
kitto kono mama kimi wo tokashi te yoru ni naru dake

awaku somaru yubisaki ni kobore ochi souna aka
watashi no naka no kimi wo ubatte shimau

chigire teku kumoma kara afure dasu namida
sukoshi zutsu nijimu kimi ni gyu tto shigami tsuita


The pouring, cold rain melted into blue scars.

Sometime while watching the evening sky, someone in the corner began to laugh.

Before I notice, I will become an adult, and my mouth will be able to produce beautiful lies.
I recall learning about various amounts of pain, but it still hurts.

The evening sky seems to be crying red tears, so please melt me into you.

In my body, because your scar has overflown, I can not advance anymore.
You know, even though I prayed to disappear,
why is it that I embraced you so tightly?

Your voice is so far, it seems I swallowed red.
Surely, just like this you melt into the night.

It seems to be red that has dyed and ran down my fingertip.
I take you into me.

When the clouds break off, the tears overflow.
I clung to you tightly as you blurred little by little.


Now I bet that you're beginning to get hooked with this song like I am right now.
Hoho, have fun listening and indulging yourself into this song.
And don't worry, if you can't find the song or you're just lazy to go find for it, just come to my blog and you can listen to it~ ^^

while I try to download this song and put it into my cellphone. *w*

Wokayz, my brain can't tolerate it anymore.
I have to have my beauty sleep now~ QwQ
(Lol, I know, but maybe I'll just stick to continuing on my fanfic~)

this is your cosplay/yaoi/Kuroshitsuji/KHR fanatic blogger, Yukino....


SEE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!

(P.S: Now that I've finished with the gameplay, besides continuing on my fanfiction, i shall also continue in finish watching Katekyo Hitman Reborn. Lol, I know it's been ages since i said that, but heck, i dunno why i still haven't finished it. I'm left with 13 episodes now, so I guess I'll continue it tomorrow...? >w<)

23 Jan 2011: Of watching a horror game gameplay~

||Mood||: Feeling a bit spinny coz staring at monitor for too long for the past few days, but heck, I'm feeling much better now that I've finally finished watching the gameplay~ ^^ <3

||Currently listening to||
> Glow - Miku Hatsune APPEND
> Shiver - The GazettE ("Kuroshitsuji II" OP)
> Dear - Miku Hatsune

(had to listen to some ballad & rock songs to put my mood back on track~ ^^)


Ohai, everyone!!!! ^^ <3
It's been a couple of days since I last updated my blog, coz I was quite...."hooked" with watching a gameplay of a new and particularly famous PC horror game, called.......

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

I know it's not like me to actually play or even watch gameplays of a horror game (especially something as mind-boggling & mind-murdering as "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" !!!!!!!!!!!) but somehow the story sparked my interest.
Apart from the long dark situation of the game, current appearances of the monsters and the long long long walking about in the castle in search for what is needed to move on, the game was pretty amazing overall.

So, for this post, I'm going to give you some informations on the game, which is the gameplay information, the story and also the characters in the game~ ^^



In a similar vein to the developer's previous games, Amnesia is an exploration-based adventure game played from a first-person perspective. The game retains the physical object interaction used in Penumbra, allowing for advanced physics based puzzles and interactions such as opening doors and fixing machinery.[5]

Amnesia does not give the player access to weapons, giving them no defense against the gruesome creatures that wander Brennenburg Castle. As such, the player must use their wits to escape and hide from the monsters until they lose interest in finding the player. However, monsters are very capable of tearing down doors in their path and kicking obstacles out of the way. Players can also choose to hide in the shadows at the cost of slowly losing their sanity. Another thing Daniel can do is barricade doors with rocks, chairs, and other obstacles. But the monsters do move very quickly when alerted, so the player has to be quick.

Separate from the player's health bar is an indication of the character's sanity. Being in darkness too long, witnessing unsettling events, or staring at the monsters for too long will reduce the character's sanity. As the sanity level decreases, visual and auditory hallucinations start to occur and the player is noticed by monsters more easily. Using tinderboxes to light candles and other light sources, as well as a lantern found near the beginning of the game, the player can stop their sanity from draining. However, the number of tinderboxes is limited, and the lantern cannot be used when the oil is depleted. This forces the player to find a balance between the amount of time they spend in light and shadow. Sanity is restored to full once the player completes an objective or progresses the game's story. It may also be restored by staying in the shadows until the player character passes out, but this makes him extremely vulnerable to any nearby monsters.




Set in the year 1839, the game casts the player in the role of Daniel, a young man from London, who awakens in the dark halls of the Prussian Brennenburg Castle with little to no memory about himself or his past. All he can remember is his name, that he lives in Mayfair and that something is hunting him.

Daniel's situation and additional information about the backstory is found through diary entries and notes that the player can find during their journey, and flashbacks as Daniel recalls old memories of the castle. Shortly after waking, Daniel finds a note written by himself that explains how he purposely made himself forget his past, for reasons yet unknown. The note urges Daniel to descend into the castle's Inner Sanctum and murder a man named Alexander, the baron of the castle. The note gives a final warning that a "living nightmare" is chasing him, and Daniel must escape it for as long as he can. As he travels Brennenburg, he is also chased by terrifying, deformed monsters that hunt him down and try to murder him. They are not of the Shadow's creation though.

Daniel decides to follow his former self's advice and explores the castle halls to descend to the Inner Sanctum. As he explores, Daniel occasionally finds a fleshy substance growing on the walls and doors, a sign of the "nightmare" getting closer and closer. Through the diary entries scattered around the rooms, the cause of the castle's fall into ruin begins to become clear. Before his arrival at the castle, Daniel went on an archaeological expedition to Africa with his friend and colleague Professor Herbert in order to research an ancient burial chamber. Whilst there, Daniel encountered a large underground chamber during a dig, much older than the one they had expected to find based on their research. A sudden collapse of stone trapped Daniel inside the chamber where he began to suffocate, but also experienced a strange vision of a glowing blue sphere of light. Attempting to grab it, he suddenly blacked out and woke up being rescued by Arab diggers with the pieces to an ancient Orb in his hands.

Daniel returned to England at the request of Herbert and attempted to fit the pieces together but was puzzled to find out that they did not fit together. Stranger still, the pieces appeared to be changing shape and texture. To find out more, Daniel visited famed geologist Sir William Smith. The geologist was unsure of what was causing the changes, and assumed it was just a natural occurrence. Later, Daniel received a letter about the fate of the expedition he left behind and it was revealed that only the empty campsite was found. Herbert and his men had vanished and the lone survivor, who was grievously injured, kept rambling about something hunting down the expedition. Some of Herbert's journals were sent back to England and Daniel picked them up. Herbert claimed to have descended into the ancient chamber and retrieved the Orb himself, making it impossible for Daniel to have the fragments.

Daniel continues to explore Brennenburg Castle and is soon hunted by disturbing, nightmarish mutilated creatures as well as the "Shadow". He also begins to experience visions of the events in the castle's past, including what Alexander, his target, had done in many of the chambers. Daniel is shocked to realize Alexander had been performing inhumane experiments on animals in order to find "vitae", a substance he saw as essential for some sort of mystical ritual. He is also shown to be ruthless, even going as far as to poison and kill his own men to prevent them telling the outside world what he had been doing inside the castle. It is also hinted at that the monstrosities that chase Daniel may have created through their experimentation. Daniel also experiences flashback visions of him and Alexander talking to one another, presumably on their way to the Inner Sanctum. Daniel continues his journey down into the depths of the castle through the use of Alexander's elevator, which takes him down into the underground prison area of the castle.

Further diary entries show that despite being haunted by nightmares every night, Daniel was able to reassemble the Orb after one such dream told him it could be done. The object fitted together without any adhesive and now sat in Daniel's drawing room in a complete form. Daniel went to Herbert's university to get some answers about the relic, and saw Professor Taylor to find out more. He learned that the Orbs appeared to have left a mark on English culture, even inspiring royal symbology. The Orbs had, supposedly, originally been wielded by priests. On his way out, he overheard a conversation from which he learned that William Smith had been killed only a fortnight after Daniel spoke to him. Through more flashbacks, Daniel learns he went to see Dr. Tate about his nightmares, but was not able to get a diagnosis. Days later, both Professor Taylor and Dr. Tate were killed in horrific ways, and convinced Daniel that he was somehow to blame for their deaths. Thinking he would be next, Daniel tried contacting many names in Herbert's address book and received a cryptic response from a baron in Prussia who claimed he could protect him from some unknown force. The letter was signed 'Alexander' and urged Daniel to come to Brennenburg Castle immediately.

Once at the castle, Daniel began to assist Alexander in various tasks designed to keep the living nightmare away from him. Revealed to be a Guardian of the Orb, the "Shadow" would not take long to arrive. During this time, Daniel also allowed Alexander to use his Orb in their attempted rituals to banish the Shadow later on. On a tour of the castle, Alexander revealed not only Brennenburg's function as a prison, but also that the inmates would be used in arcane rituals needed to save Daniel. The Shadow began to draw even closer, until finally the partial failure of a ritual allowed it into the castle. Panicking, Daniel told Alexander he would do whatever it took to survive and unwittingly played right into the baron's hands.

Back in the current time-line, close to the Inner Sanctum, Daniel meets an old frail man chained to the wall near the castle's laboratory. The man is Agrippa, a friend of Alexander's, who helped him gain knowledge of the Orb's powers many years ago. His consciousness is now trapped in a dead husk so that Alexander may use him as a source of information. Agrippa asks Daniel to create a concoction to set him free from his body and stop Alexander from using the Orbs. Searching for ingredients, Daniel finds himself in a part of the castle littered with gruesome torture rooms. Through flashbacks and more diary entries, it becomes clear Daniel chose to lose his memories in order to forget the atrocities he committed.

Alexander began telling Daniel about different methods of extracting vitae from the prisoners [whom Alexander claims are murderers and vile men, but it is suggested that many were not] down in the castle depths, claiming the process would keep the Shadow away from him. Daniel followed him without question because of his increasing desperation and helped to perform gruesome rituals on the prisoners using various methods of torture, thinking that he would save himself through the process. Using such items as an iron maiden and a brass bull, Daniel ended up becoming the very thing he was killing and even went as far as to kidnap local villagers and children from outside the castle to use for the rituals. Consumed by grief, regret and disgust at his actions, Daniel drank a memory-destroying Amnesia tonic to have a fresh start and fix what he had done. He realized that Alexander had manipulated him in order to obtain the Orb to achieve his goal and swore that the baron would die for his actions, leading to the events at the start of the game.

As he progresses, Daniel is attacked by a monster and is locked up in one of the castle prison cells. He hears Alexander speaking to him telepathically, thanking him for his role in everything and for keeping the Shadow away from the baron. At this point, it is possible to end the game- Alexander asks Daniel to wait in the cell and let the shadow consume him, and it is possible to do just that. The cell will fill with the fleshy substance, Daniel will hear the voices of the people he's tortured, and then the shadow will kill him. If Daniel manages to escape, he will be able to return to the laboratory and find that the Shadow's influence has grown over absolutely everything. Agrippa asks Daniel for the potion. If the player has found the ingredients, then the potion can be made in the lab and fed to Agrippa. The old man then asks that his head be cut off and taken with Daniel to stop Alexander and get into a "portal" before he does. If the player did not find the ingredients, then Daniel enters the Inner Sanctum alone. He uses the power of his own Orb to open the way and goes to complete his objective.

Inside the massive chamber, Daniel finds Alexander floating naked in midair, engulfed by a blue-glow. Surrounding the Orb are three fragile pillars that are feeding blue-hued energy to it in order to complete the ritual. Alexander thanks Daniel once again and rants about how he can finally return "home" once again. Three possible endings to the game can happen at this point.

If the player chooses to knock over the pillars, then the ritual fails. Alexander screams as his body disintegrates, and Daniel leaves the chamber. The Shadow's influence is assumed to be gone through his redeeming actions, and the game ends with Daniel leaving Brennenburg Castle behind with a guilt-free conscience.

If the player does nothing at first, the portal Alexander wants to open appears and he begins to float towards it, leaving Daniel to face the Shadow alone. If the player uses Agrippa's head on the portal, then the ritual will be completed before Alexander can get through, resulting in his death. Daniel is seemingly killed by the Shadow but wakes up in darkness with small blue lights visible in the distance. The voice of Agrippa assures him everything is going to be all right and the game ends.

The third possible ending occurs if the player does nothing at all, either not having Agrippa's head to use in the portal, or choosing not to use it. As Alexander enters the portal, The Shadow and the souls of the tortured consume Daniel, killing him.



Daniel - The main protagonist of the game. Apart from his English nationality, not much is known of him except for the diary pages that suggest that he is an archaeologist, his sister Hazel had a sickness growing up, and his father was an artisan who beat him. In the African desert on an expedition with his friend Herbert, Daniel discovered a tomb containing the mysterious Orb. From then on, a "shadow" had been hunting him, killing almost everyone he had contact with. He sought the help and refuge of Alexander of Brennenburg. Alexander told Daniel that he could ward off the Shadow only with the use of mystical vitae extracted from tortured prisoners. Desperate to escape the Shadow, Daniel complied, convincing himself that his victims were worthless criminals who deserved no better. After Alexander abandons him, Daniel swears revenge and, suddenly filled with remorse over his deeds, drinks the Amnesia mixture at the start of the game to purge his horrible memories and seek redemption.

Alexander of Brennenburg - The main antagonist of the game. Alexander is a being who has been masquerading as a succession of Prussian barons during his centuries-long life. He gathered as many of the Orbs as he could find in hopes of opening a portal, possibly to reunite with his long dead wife or to his original homeland/world. He tortured captured victims to extract a mystical "vitae" from them, with which to perform mystical rituals in order to achieve this goal. Alexander displays a sociopathic level of remorselessness and manipulativeness. He manipulated Daniel into helping him with his horrific experiments, promising him protection from the Shadow in return. However, as soon as Daniel's work was complete, Alexander sealed himself in his Inner Sanctum and abandoned Daniel. It is worth noting that he is not a completely evil character; in his notes he expresses some remorse for Daniel's corruption and of the things he has done.

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa - The infamous occult writer and supposed magician. Not much is known about his relationship with Alexander, aside from the fact that they were working together and researching the Orbs. Alexander keeps him imprisoned in a dead husk of a body so that he could use his knowledge to perform rituals involving the Orbs.

The Shadow - An unseen force that is hunting Daniel. Its sole purpose is to guard the Orb that Daniel took from the burial chamber and has killed numerous people to achieve that end. While it is not seen as a physical being, it is described as a huge sluggish mass of darkness and leaves behind a fleshy damaging substance over anything it touches. One note hypothesizes that it is the will of the universe seeking to catch up with and contain the unnatural force of the Orb itself, but this might only have been colorful speculation.

The Gatherers - The main enemies of the game. They are Alexander's servants who became victims of the Shadow, and are seen as monstrous humanoids with deformed facial and bodily features. These enemies come in two variations, Grunts and Brutes, and patrol parts of Brennenburg Castle, attacking Daniel if sighted. Since Daniel is weaponless, they cannot be killed and have to be avoided. Grunts are horrifyingly disfigured monstrosities which have had their hands cut off and replaced with iron claws. They appear to have had their lower jaw severed, and it now flops out over their chest. Brutes are malformed humanoids wearing overalls and with Frankenstein-esque bolts and nails jutting out of their flesh. They attack with a blade on an iron pole sticking out of their arm. An interesting note on the possible origin of the Gatherers can be found in the Cellar, where a flashback Daniel has depicts a group of Alexander's men having horrific bodily reactions to wine they consumed, saying things such as "I feel like my chest is going to burst!". One Particular note, however, states that they are deserters of the Thirty Years' War, who got lost in the forests around Brennenburg, forced to forever haunt it, dragging with them anyone unlucky enough to venture in.

The Water Lurkers - These enemies only appear in areas of the castle filled with water. They are completely invisible to Daniel and their position can only be identified by the splashes they make in the water. If Daniel stays in the water for too long the monsters will give chase and attack him. The only way to avoid them is by staying out of the water and maneuvering using objects such as floating crates or pieces of wood. The monsters can be distracted if Daniel throws a piece of human flesh into the water, which they will voraciously feed on. During this time Daniel can sneak away from the monster's line of sight. As with the other enemies of the game, there is no way to attack the water lurkers and thus Daniel must attempt to avoid them at all costs. A note discovered near the end of the game names the creatures as "Kaernk". When rearranged, these letters also spell "Kraken", although probably done on purpose, there is no specific reason stated as to why.

If a monster spots Daniel, it will chase him until he's out of sight. If Daniel gets out of their line of sight they will proceed to search for Daniel for a time, but will eventually leave and vanish. At several points in the game, they are required to advance, as they will tear down a problematic obstacle in their path.


Haha, I guess that's basically the FULL information of the game.
And this is my review on the game based on the gameplay that I've watched:

The player, upsignerman (his YouTube user's name), is a particularly a very very funny player. Coz he constantly randomly picks up some stuffs, like chairs, boxes etc. and randomly throws them into another direction, out of the window, down a well, down from a stairs and just......anywhere~ XD
And I find that he's really good at figuring out how to solve puzzles and also how to walk in the dark without the aid of his oil lantern. Yesh, he constantly runs out of oil and always walk in the dark...I admire that~ XD I bet if I was the one playing it, I can never know where the hell am I walking and maybe just walk down and into the well and fall fall fall. And oh, he knows where to walk to, despite the extreme darkness~ o.o

The game is really scary coz you can never expect when will the monster will pop out in front of you. If it does, all you got to do is run, run, run, hide, run, hide and more running. If you escape, you're lucky. But if you can't get away from that (especially the cruel and crazy Brute) then, sayonara to your life. Hurhurhurrr~~~
and, whoa, the one that scared the lights out of me is the invisible monster that is in the parts of the castle that is lowly submerged with water. It's invisible, and you HAVE to know where it is to escape it. And if you are careless, then you'll be killed by it. Ridiculously scary especially if your timing is out of track and you are unable to run away in time from it. Hohohooooo~~ once you fail to run away from them, then you're dead.
But, if you ARE dead, the game still starts from the point where you died. So it's pretty okay considering that you don't have to start all over again and wasting more of your precious time.

One part of the castle that I really like is the Back Hall. Coz when the player first enters, they are greeted with a calm and relaxin background music, which was played at the end of the game as well.

All in all, I think this game really successfully freaks people out.

*Salutes Frictional Games*

but, somehow, after watching it all finish, I'm glad that I've finished it and I was, amazingly, less scared of it. Well, thanx to non-stop-marathon watching all 42 parts of it~ XD

If you are interested in watching the gameplay due to lack of courage to actually play the game, then start off with part one:

Title: Amnesia: The Dark Descent Playthrough [1/42] - Old Archives
Uploader: upsignerman

Start with this one and work your way through the next part and all. ^^ <3


Well, that's about it naa~ :D

I'm still a bit traumatic of the game due to it's constant darkness and also plenty of unexpected surprises, but I'm pretty okay now. But, it WILL take me some time before I can pick up myself to continue watching more gameplays of horror games. ^^

So, now that I'm done with the gameplay, I can finally resume to my usual life. Yayyy~ :D

Til then,

this is your cosplay/KHR/Kuroshitsuji/yaoi fanatic blogger, Yukino...

SIGNING OUT!!!!!!!!!!

SEE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(P.S: Now that I'm done with the gameplay, I shall now FINALLY resume on my fanfic project. Lol, I've ditched it for as long as I was still watching the gameplay~ ;w; I have to finish up chapter 5 quick, coz I've already postponed the publication due date for close to one month now~ QWQ)