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Blog Post 200

September 14, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Announcements

So according to WordPress, this is my 200th post (yay). Unfortunately, I’m writing this post to let you guys know that I’m going to be cutting back on posts for a while. Some of you may recall that last month I was trying to decide what to do for my future. Well, I’ve decided and things are going to be busy for a while. Right now I’m attending school part-time and working part-time. I’ve also applied to write the GRE general test, which is required to get into graduate schools in America. As much as I hate to admit it, it looks like the U.S. has far more opportunities for me than Canada does. In the meantime, I’m looking for researchers who would be willing to take me in as an assistant, which would help in my applications to grad schools. With all of these things going on, my parents are also hinting that it might be time for me to leave the nest soon. Taking care of everything is going to be a lot of work so my posting might dwindle back down to one post per week depending on how busy I am.

In other non-personal related news, I recently saw this figure at AmiAmi:

After staring at it for a couple days, I decided to preorder it. With the Japanese Yen soaring and at a price of 9,800 yen, this figure doesn’t come cheap. It’s a limited release from Petit Jeuness based on an illustration done by the famous artist Hiro Suzuhira. I also spent quite a bit of time looking at the pink version, but decided that the black/purple one looked better.

In between staring at these two figures, I also checked out how things were going with Saimoe 2010 and was happy to find out that two of my favourite characters, Kurimu Sakurano and Mafuyu Shiina (both from Seitokai no Ichizon) had made it past the first round. Kurimu narrowly beat out Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama, while Mafuyu (surprisingly) beat out Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku. While some people didn’t like Seitokai no Ichizon because it lacked a plot, I absolutely loved it and hope either Kurimu or Mafuyu (but I’m rooting more for Mafuyu) win the competition. My favourite parts from the anime were “aluminium”, “tastes like happiness”, and “mokyu”, those of you who watched it will know what I’m talking about.

Isn't she adorable? Hard to believe she reads BL and yaoi.

That’s all I have to say for now. If you guys don’t hear from me for a week, at least you’ll know what happened.

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20 Comments to “Blog Post 200”

  1. Congrats on hitting 200 posts!

    I personally like the pink version of that figure more, but that’s just me.

    I’ll be sad you won’t be able to post as often, but your future is more important. Good luck with that!

  2. Congratulation for your 200 posts !

    I think that I prefer pink version, even if I don’t know why.

    Good luck Nopy !

  3. Working while studying part-time is tough but rewarding. I’m going through it right now. I’m in my last semester of my post-graduate studies. Looks like things are doing to be busy for you right now. All the best!
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  4. @Ari & Leonia:
    Thanks. The pink version does look really nice, which is why I couldn’t decide between the two at first. I went with the black/purple one because of personal colour preference.

    Hopefully I’ll be able to get to where you are in your studies too.

  5. Hey Nopy,

    Firstly, the important stuff. I wanna wish you all the best in your future endeavors and also, the GRE test. I hope that you can manage your time well because we will definitely miss your post.

    Next, for a moment, I thought you own the figure. I didn’t notice any promotions or advertisements on that figure. I prefer the purple one. I think I saw the pink one some where. But, I can’t recall where… *darn… I’m getting old.*
    softz recently posted..Lineage II Elf Orchid Seed

  6. hmmm this is my last year for bachelors.. not too sure what i want to do. i havnt had much extracurricular activities under my belt. finding volunteer research is hard and competitive.. T_T. i was pre-med, but realize its way way too competitive with people who want it more than me. now im going for nursing or dental hygenist or radiological technologist. overall, i really dont know what i want to do in life. a lost soul.

    i had one connection for a clinical lab/diagnostic lab but she passed away recently. so that sucks.. how old are u btw, if u dont mind me asking. i think my parents will hint for a departure in next 1-3 years. what school/grad are u thinking of going to? itll be rather expensive to go to school in USA, since ur international =(.
    alucard13mm recently posted..Asobi ni Ikuyo! Ellis and Antonia tapestry by Brocolli

  7. All the best Nopy! ^^

    And oh, I like the purple fig better. The pink one looks… uhm, too pink. Lol.
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  8. @softz:
    I hope I can find a way to manage my time too.
    The figure isn’t anime-related and is an exclusive so it probably got less coverage than most figures. The pink version was released a few months back so you might’ve seen it posted on another blog or something.

    I knew a lot of people in pre-med from high school. Most of them got in to medical school, but a few of them didn’t make it and are doing other stuff now.
    As for my age, I’m 23. I’m thinking of applying to Berkeley, but I’d be happy with any decent school. Money isn’t too much of a problem since I’ve been saving for a few years and I have my parents’ support.

    That was the thing that made me buy the purple one. The pink was a bit overwhelming.

  9. lol i guess i didnt have the drive, the crucial times of my life was gaming X_X.. i guess a snowball effect occured where i just do minimum to get that A grade i wanted. after a few minimums, it kinda snowballs when facing an advance/upper class. now its minimum for B or study super super hard for A.
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  10. Well good luck! Though does this mean there will be less reviews for Nyan types?!
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  11. Congrats on the 200th post. Ya, it’s tough to balance real life with blogging, I’ve been there. Ya, the purple looks better in my opinion as well. Good luck with life ^^.
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  12. @alucard13mm:
    Gaming can be a real killer when it comes to school grades. I cut back on my gaming significantly when I realized I was performing below average. By the end of my degree, I was back above average.

    @dreaming Artemis:
    I’ll still review Nyantype but I probably won’t write as much for each post. Most people are more interested in the pictures though, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem.

    Thanks, hopefully I’ll find a way to do everything I want.

  13. what degree did get get? well i only have 1-2 upper division classes to go and 1-2 college required classes to go.. so im not too concern with grades anymore lol, since it wont matter too much. but im still doing full time just so i get more financial aid money.

    lol i hope they dont come out with a half dozen different colors of the same sculpture.. like Touhou
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  14. @alucard13mm:
    I got a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Even if you don’t have many classes left, showing an improvement by getting good grades in your final ones might leave a good impression.

    I wouldn’t mind if they released other colours, just as long as the one I have still looks the best.

  15. I was going through a phase where I was deciding what to do. Luckily I got a work placement and thought “might as well just go with the flow”.

    I considered PhD study (ie graduating early from my current course and into a post-grad position) but after being told what it’s like and how employers may look upon it I decided against that route. I’m not really the research type especially if I land in a field I’m not interested in.

    To be honest I’m at the point where I just want to get a full time job and move out; but I’ll have to endure this year before that can happen.

    Hope everything works out for you.
    BioToxic recently posted..Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter by Good Smile Company

  16. @BioToxic:
    I’ve heard some employers don’t like people with higher degrees too, but I think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

  17. congrats and all the best with your plans for the future =)

    oh, and this is a nice figure, purple is always win
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  18. @Fabienne:
    Thanks. Purple always looks good with frilly dresses.

  19. Congrats on post 200!! And good luck on real life stuff.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of Suzuhira Hiro. This figure looks really lovely. I’m glad you went with the black purple version. I think the darker colors work better for her expression and her frilly gothic lolita dress.
    Yi recently posted..Hanahira! – New Yuri Game by Fuguriya

  20. @Yi:
    Yea, lighter colours on goth lolis don’t work as well as darker ones.


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