Spreading the love? About @GL_Phantasy + an Issue in Michigan


What good am I? If I don’t promote my own platform, expecting someone to see it?

Once in a while, on social media, I like to share news or some knowledgeable tidbits that I happen to pass by. About future developments such as what we see in outer space, renewable gas, school techniques, touching stories about the handicapped, local sports, military, etc. Not necessarily politics. Something with some kind of meaning. So, I made an account to spread interest in different themes.

Maybe I didn’t think too ahead.

To provide advertisement, networking, and maybe advice with research. For example, you want to work in psychology so you and I should find a way to spread counseling (or maybe you want to be a teacher, and you want to do writing). For example on writing, you can give me one of your essays to put on my blog. Also, advertising donation pages, and maybe my own personal projects if I ever find time.

I’m not too embarrassed by it. It’s something that I always enjoyed. It’s something I think social media should be used for.

On the deeper end, it is a selfish reason to grow money. I also have my insecurities as desirable money doesn’t come soon and net popularity is unpredictable.

Being human, I can be selfish and financial insecurity is one of the top issues in the United States.

  • BOSTON REVIEW: 80 Percent of Americans Experience Economic Insecurity (Fischer)
  • theatlantic.com: What Is Driving America’s Financial Woes? (Green)
  • It’s funny when people can get paid for their own opinion or sharing information via free writing, or exposing rhetoric. It is not that strange to do then?

    I even considered AdSense and changing the blog address, since the website’s name is a bit ridiculous, and who is interested in a person called “Doggie”? You don’t exactly find a place called “Supra anything” and expect something useful. It is indeed in the name. You see “Conservative Wagon”, you think political; you see “StickWithIt”, you may think…of a few things.

    More importantly, the views don’t stack up so it’s not a good idea for me to try Adsense. Various people always note about the unpredictability of net popularity.

    TO be honest, despite the blog address, I want people to read more. That’s why I do comic reviews. I plan to do more for novels.

    My six-year-old niece is in a growing psychological stage in her life and has to start being more comfortable in reading. She’s also saving money in her piggie bank (or trying to). Reading is a growing problem in Michigan, particularly southern Michigan (AKA: The troll land), where over 80% of the Detroit residents are not proficient in reading and math. For the latter, I’m probably one of them and I stay clear from accounting.

    Apparently, in Detroit, it is getting so bad that they have to sue the goverment and local teachers for making their children illiterate. I even brought that up at one point.

    CNSNews.com: Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math

    CNS states 90%, while I see comments starting 50%; it’s still too high. Among that, there is also the issue with real estate and crime.

    The Convo: Detroit’s Recovery – The Glass is Half Full

    SDW: Literacy Lawsuit in Detroit

    Glove State Murder, Crime, and Jesus Complex?

    So, I thought, “If I could do something, I’d like it”. At the most, I can only offer exposure for these articles whether they are frauds or not.

    Cute as a Button | Comic Review of @AdrianandBlaze Vol 1 (Part 1) + Sketch a Day


    A&Dvol1

    Twitter: @AdrianandBlaze
    Official Wiki: Adrian_and_Blaze_Wiki
    Tumblr: AD&BL Tumblr

    You can buy A&B VOL. 1 at Lulu.com.

    SUMMARY:

    Adrian the pug and Blaze the German shepherd are two adorable pups living in the same neighborhood. They live separate lives and come from different backgrounds, but they’re the best of friends. When impressionable housedog Adrian joins a mischievous stray for a run around the city, he and his companion are captured by the pound. What follows is a day full of perilous adventure, an epic rescue, and a simple escape plan. Both heroes make plenty of friends, but their bond is unmatched by anyone. However, with Blaze leaving to complete police dog training soon, will it last?

    Last week, I was wondering how to review my books and comics better. Should I score the impact of the illustration? Comedy? Conjunction and transition? Print? Plot/Story? Because I have the intention of doing this more, especially for personal works for those who inspire to get noticed or improve, especially if it assist in a professional path. Novels, fanfiction, online comics, scripts, etc. And, I just need to read more in general. It is quite valuable. My time is still limited, so I keep using the term “Quick Impressions” and I wondered whether to just drop it. That may be 80 or 90% of the time, and I end up cranking out a few paragraphs to explain something.

    Adrian & Blaze is the third comic that I’m reviewing on this WordPress site. I made remarks on a fanfic and a net novel; the other two comics are Zelda and Initial D.

    Author and Illustrator Peyton Mitchell, according to her, was just in 9th grade and inspired by Balto when she made this comic. We came across each other by way of social media as we both have a love for the same series: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (銀牙 -流れ星 銀; Silver Fang: Flowing star, Gin) and its series by Takahashi Yoshihiro. Also called the “Ginga Densetsu” (銀牙伝説; silver fang legend) series. That includes Armor Fighter Gaimu; in his work,s Takahashi has a practice for making a dog the main character. You rarely see a product where the dog is the main character or very heroic these days.

    I’ve been in contact with Peyton for a while, and I’m easily impressed by someone who puts determination in a neat concept. Also, we’re both fans of the Kamen Rider series, so we ended up talking to each other back and forth.

    On to A&B, and Part 1 covers the first half of the first volume, meaning three chapters. The book is a hardcover and it looks short with six chapters.

    Despite the fact that the illustrations has a lot of room for improvement, suitable for a child’s book and with typical mistakes in proportions, this comic is quite adorable and there is attention to detail. When I mean detail, there is for example, a rather good insight on a bad dog shelter. Also, the characters are very expressive to a humorous point, such as watching Adrian getting annoyed or shocked, such as steam coming out of his head.

    April, why would you call him a lousy watchdog? ^.^; He’s a pup. April kind of looks like Peyton or maybe it’s the hair?

    A&B is overall cute and I actually enjoyed it. Pey said that the story isn’t too realistic, but I don’t see much problem with it. It’s not Alfred Hitchhock and there is a story of a pup being easily influenced, a young German Shepard training in the K-9 program, and a lousy trip to the pound.

    The personalities of the animals really reflect Ginga Nagare. Adrian is curious and naive, and there’s a “ward-like dog” who’s something like a prison guard or drill sergeant, and there’s Blaze’s police dog superior Maxwell. You can also tell that the author has knowledge of various dogs, and its a strong point.

    I considered reading the comic to niece since she’s getting into that growing psychological point, and needs to find fun in reading.

    Also, Pey recently graduated. Congratulations buddy. Class of 2017!

    Thanks for the book. Keep it up.

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    BTW, today’s Sketch-a-day. I guess I’m not that good with dogs yet. Then again, I rushed through it for this article. Also, first time on Kamen Rider.

    A 90s idea? Okamoto Maya x Asamiya Kia Concept CD Raijin Hachisei ZARAM @femmefatale_kaz @maya_pan0203


    Voice actress Okamoto Maya released a concept CD of her fictitious anime “Raijin Hachi ZARAM”. What does that mean? It’s basically an independent production in the form of a CD, rendering the idea of a hit 90s sci-fi anime.

    Illustration/Key Visual is by Asamiya Kia (麻宮騎亜) of STUDIO TRON, who’s in charge of illustrations for sci-fi Shinseiki Vagrants (神星記ヴァグランツ), Space Battleship YAMATO 2199 movie, Martian Successor Nadesico manga, Batman Child of Dreams, and Silent Mobius. She also does the genga (key animation used for replication) and moving scenes for anime works such as Naucisca, Z Gundam, and Lupin The 3rd Part 3. Character design for Sonic Soldier Borgman, Zeorymer, and Detonator Orgun. She also works on creature design for KAMEN RIDER FOURZE and was animation director for Shurato (OM SOWA!). Check out @kia_asamiya on Twitter and her above website.

    First sight, and I immediately liked the key visual.

    About the Work

    NEWS WALKER: “Concept anime is group performance staged in Earth and Mars. Okamoto Maya’s self-made plan interview”

    Part 2 of Interview

    She provides the voice of Emma Sheen from Z Gundam (where she was 17 years old), Haruka Minato of Nadesico, Soretta of SAKURA TAISEN and Saiko Yuki Silent Mobius, among many others. She “retired” for a while, dedicating time to singing and overseas dubbing, even going to New York. (Source: Wikipedia). She is a member of talent office NEVERLAND ARTS Co.,Ltd., being one of its few “voice actors”.

    Emma Sheen plays the clear minded role of the AEUG (united earth faction), having defected from the TITANS due to their brutal methods. If I could explain Okamoto’s voice quality, it’s “chirpy” with a bit of an adult-sister feeling.

    Full title of this project is “The Eight Thunder Gods ZARAM -bFemme Fatale – Girl of Fate.” (雷神八系-ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女). If ever produced as an anime, the idea for it to be a 52 ep series with the image of a contemporary 90s anime. For starters, there’s the theme RISE AND FALL, which Okamoto sings. In this work, she is the character Kanon J (Jeanne d’Arc) Kusanagi.

    Okamoto, in the above interview, states that the main song wouldn’t have a simple theme such as “good and evil” or “light and darkness”. Also, not “fire” and “water”; it is difficult to distinguish. There is a mention of “Wind” and the eight thunder gods as a part of the “anime”‘s concept.

    その後に火星や第三勢力の目線になっていけば面白く感じてもらえるのかなと思っています。

    地球側には地球側の、火星側には火星側の戦う理由を描けたらなと。

    地球には8人の「雷神」がいて、それが「風神」と出会うことで運命が成就するんです。タイトルの「運命の女」はそこから来ています。

    “Glance of a Battle on Earth, battle on mars, and possibly a third power”.

    The official website of ZARAM provides information on an official CD and radio show that Okamoto hosts, receiving questions via e-mail. The show is called 岡本麻弥のラジオDEファム・ファタール. (Okamoto Maya’s radio DE Femme Fatale)

    The CD contains 2 songs + short drama “Blueness Star” for 2,000 yen. Then, there was a music event at M3 [media mix doujishi exhibition] back in April. Here are the CD Contents:

    M1.「Rise and Fall」
    (”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』主題歌)
    歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : RUCCA 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

    Main theme. M1 “Rise and Fall.”
    Song: Okamoto Maya
    Lyrics: RUCCA
    Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san

    M2.ショートドラマ 第0話「星の蒼さ」 (脚本 : 岡本麻弥)
    カノン・J・草薙 : 岡本麻弥 / シャンテル・シャルマ : 新井笙子 /
    チミー・神山・テンジン : 徳本英一郎 / ナレーション : バロン山崎

    M.2 is a short drama called “A more blue star.” (blueness?) Original idea is Okamoto. Cast:
    Kanon J Kusanagi: Okamoto Maya
    Shantel Saruuma : Arai Shoko
    Chimi Kamiyama Tenzin: Tokumoto Eiichiro (NEVERLAND ARTS)
    Narrator: Baron Yamazaki (NEVERLAND ARTS)

    M3.「カゼノオト」
    (”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』劇)
    歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : 岡本麻弥 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

    M.3: KAZE NO OTO (Song of Wind)
    Song/lyrics: Okamoto Maya
    Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san [possibly Kyo]

    You can hear a piece of KAZE NO OTO on the radio show. Sounds like it’s 90s bridging into 2000s. I can’t find Rise & Fall.

    ∪^ェ^∪ | Doggie’s Thoughts | ∪^ェ^∪

    Good luck in your efforts Okamoto and everyone else! ❤ This is unique and I am always into these bots. Like she said, it is “wishful thinking”: 50 episode anime, participating with a 90s cast, and so on (source: interview). It could be foolish, but an idea can only sprout into something interesting. That’s the whole point of arts. Because there was someone, aside from Okamoto, who contained the feeling of wanting to see an animation that contained the essence of 1990s.”

    If 90s is what she looks for, I wouldn’t mind Katsuki Masako as a fierce rival. Hayashibara Megumi could also be that or the evil Mars empress (lol). I can also imagine Ueda Yuji, Yasunori Matsumoto, and Seki Tomokazu. Okamoto mentions that even she would like for the project to be something for a young voice actor to participate in.

    I will keep an eye on this project and provide more updates. I’m a bit too busy to catch anything from the radio show, if I can catch any familiar Japanese that is (^.;), but we’ll see. Next time, I’ll look over that interview a bit more.

    52 episodes? If anything, I couldn’t mind a cheap budget show even with a freeze frame, akin to an older video game for cutscenes.

    Afterthought:
    Check out another original mecha audio drama “Chou Onisei ZEA VIDE” (超鬼兵ジーヴァイド). It’s OP is Z TOGETHER. ZEA VIDE