Tuesday, July 19, 2005
On a sleepless Singapore weekend, I decided to jio Ben to catch Sin City at Bugis.
Wow. I was literally blasted away by the sheer power, the awesome acting, and the smooth flowing cinematography. They combined together, along with input from the man behind the comic itself, the legendary Frank Miller, to bring us viewers a show of such magnitude, words could not describe it. It is an instant classic, a standard in which future comicbook-based movies must meet in order to be acceptable. Don't let the simple movie poster stop you from watching it, or the fact that it is more of a collection of short stories... Interweaving between each other like a well-oiled snake, it delivers a knuckle punch deserving of a KO.
Michael Rourke rocks. Period.
Real solid stuff overall. It is quite faithful to the comic book version. I think I might get the DVD and watch it again. 9/10, give or take another 0.5 points ;)
PS. I know it is a R21 film, so some of my friends will not be able to catch it. The good point about this is that it is entirely uncut, unedited. w00t! (Unless I am wrong here heh)
I had a great time on Saturday as well, meeting up with some cosplayers and also the Chibi gang (Judith, Eileen, Jeremy, Eddie, Tama-chan, Crux & Shiro) at Parco Bugis Junction. Decided to check out some of the shops selling cloth and other cloth-making materials, a first for me! XD It is a good experience by far.. :)
The whole event was pretty average. The main focus being on youth in general, cosplay was just one of the things being held there. Still, the cosplayers did a really fine job and their costumes are great! SCC's president was there in her Dark Magician outfit.. She was amazing!
(Yeah, I know that most of my comments here apply to Cosfest 2005 as well because they are the very same people cosplaying :D)
Later that day, the whole bunch of us went to Ajinsen to eat ramen (Yummy) and we basically wreck havoc. :P There was the arcade session later but I have to leave early lol...
I heard from my friend ALT that there is a .. blogger convention in Singapore?? More interestingly, famous bloggers like Xiaxue and MrBrown gave talks at the National Library. ALT was one of the people who attended and her pic was inside Digital Life! Now, where is my newspaper....
EDIT: OMG! She's really prominent!!! Check out her blog at http://barffie.liquidblade.com/ XD
(I wish I went.. it sounds fun. Bleh)
Oh yes, I added Emily's blog to my list of friends ^__^. Do check out her blog once in a while yeah? :D
Some minor updates:
* I found out that the latest Harry Potter novel is out recently as well. Might want to drop by to pick up a copy.. but I didn't even have the time to buy Da Vinci Code!!! Badddd reader -_-;;
* Apple got her own Nintendo DS... Mew version! I am happy for her.. then I realised I am not getting one so early.. :(
* My sister got a Motorola E398. It was a great phone, and cheap too! Then again, this could be due to the new 3G phones coming out into the market. Those are really expensive though!
* Alien Hominid... Freaking excellent game! Go get it now!!!!!!!! XD
Felt really tired in the last few days after Saturday. Maybe my work is getting to me... :(
~ The End ~ (For now, until I get into the groove again :P)
Monday, July 11, 2005
Wow, all the running around before and during Cosfest 2005 is really killing me >.< My right leg seems to be feeling numb and my left shoulder is aching painfully. Still, it didn't stop me from finishing up what I am supposed to do heh.
If you thought that Cosfest 2004 is packed, then you are wrong. Cosfest 2005 is arguably one of the most crowded events ever! I came around 1pm+ and already the place was jam-packed with photographers, curious visitors and lots of screaming, running fan-boys and girls XD
Eileen and Judith were already there cosplaying as characters from Naruto (Haku and Anbu), and Judith even brought along her sister Emily who was extremely hyper!! XD I then went to look for Team Ignited, only found a few because Lacus and some of the other members were separated lol. Cherry and Peihui was there, said hi to them :)
Shiomi was there as Azuma again, YC Tan was cosplaying as a Dante-lookalike swordsman, Taku doing Kaiba from Yugioh, and Keith going again as Dante.. this time with a new wig. Surprisingly he took part in the competition and made a good effort although he couldn't get a sword (He had to borrow one for the group photo later). I heard from him that he is likely to join a group for EOY. Good show, dude!
Met with Fishy, XY, Ace, Gary and Spikeout at the front of the stage. Yeap, XY and gang are crazy about DesktopX and using the area's free Wi-Fi... lolz!!! Heard that XY got World of Warcraft.. happy playing dude! XD
Burnein absolutely rocks as Ishida! I was like whoa at her bow and from an angle she does look like Ishida XD With all the interests in Bleach going at an all time high, I might want to cosplay, nyuk nyuk. I think I scared a few of my friends when I was suggesting Zaraki Kenpachi.. okay, I know, bad idea heh.
Okay, I was like going o.O at this reenactment of a funny Bleach episode. :P
Eugene cosplayed as a guy from Scryed. Can someone lend me the show? I somehow missed it several years ago. Just like Soukyuu no Fafner, which is a fantastic series! The songs Shangri-La and Separation simply rock!
I have to say I like Lacus' ninja-like attire from GSD. She looks so cool wielding the katana and looking serious when she holds the blade high up into the air. Her Haro ball is simply huge and adorable! I want one for myself! Such huge pink kawaii... XD
Marchecoz looks so cute on the Haro! XD
Here's something interesting. I don't think I have ever seen SpiderKim (left) cosplaying as anybody other than Kyo Kusanagi from KOF, so the fact that he is doing as Kyuzo in Samurai 7 is great! I think he's quite good. Dionne (right) looks great as Kirara (also in Samurai 7) and she's prettier than ever :) If I am not wrong, her friend Michelle is one in the centre, playing as Heihaichi (Thanks Eugene for letting me know who is who in Samurai 7.. he's a real anime nut I tell you)
The man that is the star of the show is... Bokutou no Ryu from Shaman King (left). He was like so uber cool with his 'erected' hair and stylish dressing, I guess his moves and witty remarks endear himself to nearly everyone there lol.
Well all in all, a really powerful event! I didn't get to take every cosplayers, such as Argilla from SMT:DDS (Gaargh!!!), Yoriuchi from Bleach, etc. There were too many things to see and do. But I did take some nice photos of Death Note (Julia as Misa.. again? :P), Rukia from Bleach, and so on. Later on, I went to dinner with Nightdevil, Judith, Emily, Eileen and two guys from the Naruto cosplayers, somehow ending up going to Heeren and Cineleisure with Judith and Miss Hyper.. lol.
What a way to end the day. Shiok ah!