keskiviikko 24. helmikuuta 2016

FF XIII: Lightning Returns

Oh, it's the night time again, I'm surely going to go to sleep any moment now, any moment...

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Since this game felt like a work load, I decided to simply make a celebration post for finally (pun not intended) playing it through! 

I might want to not comment this game much further than that but let's just say that in a game with limited time until the World is going to end, it was frustrating to have nothing, absolutely nothing sensible to do for last four days. So maybe there were two optional bosses, but aside of that, nothing to do at all! This resulted in just hunting nice landscapes for twitter postings. That's not a good sign in my books. But it did look pretty!




I obviously do not own those pictures, if someone wants to know.

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As for other things!
School! Trying to be sporty! Sewing!
Sigh, I would like to serve you some good quality pictures of the sewing projects, but the timetables are so full at the moment that I haven't been able to arrange any time with my reliable photographers.


keskiviikko 13. tammikuuta 2016

Horder Confessions

I should be sleeping. If I'm not sleeping, I should be sewing cosplay costumes for this weekend. It's Thursday. Wait... Thursday? They need to be finished before 12:00 on Friday! Agh! Wait... I do need to take off to school in five hours. Sleeping! No! Cosplay! No! 

I'll just type this here, and be on my way to cosplaysleepsewsnore.

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Unrelated to the topic, this picture was taken in the spare seconds before I dashed to Apocalyptica's concert, haha! Apocalyptica is simply wonderful, yet I lack any pics from the concert itself as I forgot to take a camera with me and my phone manages only to put two pixels together and makes mess even with them. But spend a few moments thinking about beautiful men playing metal with cellos~

Alright, now to the accidental horderings.

These wonderful coasters are from this year's Tracon. Sadly I forgot the name of the artist who had made these!

Managed to find some secondhand NANA's which my collection lacked. I wish I had time to read this series from the start someday here~

A work of Kaori Yuki in German? Bring it on! Also a secondhand find.

What could be a better way to learn a foreign language than comics? 

Game hoarding.. luckily I don't feel bad for doing that. 

The two notebooks on the left are actually from IKEA. Rather decent looking, aren't they? The calendar is a must for the new year.

It was love on first sight with this reStyle backbag. Such a beautiful design! Yet, be warned: the zippers on the side pockets have some faults and not only in my piece. Yet... it is a very pretty bag!

Maybe I did do bargain hunting at H&M but what can I say.. they were only 5-10e. *coughing*

Surprisingly I ran to some blackmilk clothes at a local flea market, and the muscle top & pants cost me together around 15e, while on their sites the prices of leggings only would be 75USD. Quite a lucky hit! I couldn't resist the idea of wearing that top to the gym and scaring all the others in there. The left most... was the blackest sporty shirt I found. Why do they put pink into all the sports wear directed to women? Argh! I actually bought some suitable fabrics to make some myself. No pink in those, I swear!

These two lipsticks rolled over from LASplash cosmetics. For those interested in strange lipstick colors, I can tell that the color in these is very rich and it sticks on the lips like tattooed. They do feel a bit dry on the lips, but I'll sacrifice that for the fact that they will stay on safely through all day and night. Also they ship to Finland and accept PayPal... not to mention that these cute-looking items arrived to my door in less than four days! 

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I have been on a sewing spree for two months now and that has been mostly the reason that has kept me away from writing anything here. Well that and several other things that demanded immediate actions. Sadly most of the things sewn during December were shipped out before I could snatch pictures of them, but I'll take you some of the cosplays that me and Giko will be running in at Frostbite the next weekend! 
As for other things then... I have been watching anime. Oh my. There was two seasons of Yowamushi Pedal, One-Punch Man, Kyoukai No Kanata and the first season of Haikyuu. Anime is way too much fun, haha! 

sunnuntai 3. tammikuuta 2016

London, Autumn

Aaaaand a happy New Yeaar! Oh my. What could be a better way to start this blog year than posting something from last year? Please, do not answer to that one.

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Alright, 2015 autumn, just a bit before Halloween, me and Jen flew to London together. We had a huge list of places we wanted to see, half of which fitted very well to the creepy theme of the nearing Halloween. Getting into the mood of the trip, we attended a goth event the night before. And! We still made it in time to our flight! 

Lots of pictures again, so I'll keep the written parts short. If there are questions about locations or others, ask away.


Day 1

Most of our first day we sat on either a plane or a subway or somewhere in between. Our hotel had a perfect location near St Pancras and King's Cross stations.  During the first evening we walked all around the hotel's neighbourhood in order to find good markets, cafes and whatnots. Also... it was Saturday evening. In London. That meant [Slimelight]! We were so hyped ... that we got lost on the way and strolled all around for almost an hour. Haha! See the red line on the map below (no, we didn't have a map with us when we were walking). Oh, but so many pretty people when we finally got there~




Day 2

Alright! We dedicated our second day to the science and headed over to the Science Museum followed by the Museum of Natural History. The British Museum was closed by the time we got there, but that left our evening free for some chocolate hunting! 
















Day 3

The third day was our official shopping day, mostly spend around Camden Town. First we however stopped by Bakerstreet, but sadly some certain museum was closed when we got there. Afterwards we got half lost through some parks and riversides when closing meter by meter to Camden. We did get there, eventually, and to some other places as well. Also, since you can't go to London without a theater experience, at the evening it was time for something Wicked! 










Day 4

This day was our creepystuffday. Our first stop was the London Dungeon with a look into London's dark past. Grant Museum of Zoology had all sorts of animalthings in tiny jars and skeletons all around. A very nice place, hehe. After this we headed to the Hunterian Museum and the evening stroll took us to the Jack the Ripper tour. Oh, and as apparently usual, we did get lost again, once between the museums and once we got separated in the subway... the others in there got good smirks on their faces as me and Jen stood on different sides of the closed door and the train sped away.









Day 5

On our final day in London we visited some more shops and areas, walked the river side and got completely soaked in the rain. My shoe was still all wet as we got into the plane. We didn't get lost today or did we?


The lovely Hannibal book was from this awesome shop Forbidden planet that seemed to have something for every fandom. The Ripper book was from the tour on the fourth day. 

Tea! There has to be tea! This pretty tea selection box was from Whittard's shop at Covent Garden.

Ohm, I know, a bad picture, but [insert explanations] and this great, long print dress was saved from Cyberdog shop. There was also this other nice, printed shirt, which I seem to be wearing right now, but forgot to photograph for this post... 

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Alright. 2016. Let's have a good year!

sunnuntai 22. marraskuuta 2015

London, Spring


A strange thing this year was that I found myself wandering the streets London two times, once in Spring and once in Autumn. This post is filled with the pictures from the first trip, which was also my first time visiting London.

We made the trip namely to celebrate the birthdays of me and my travelling companion A, since we are both born in April, with only about a week's difference in days. A had been to London a few times, but she was more than happy to go there with me, while I had my eyes on an Alexander McQueen exhibition that was taking place in V&A, a museum for art. Our trip was altogether very lovely and one of my favorite things about it was that we walked a huge lot and had a habit of making an evening stroll each evening to a different part of the city. The McQueen exhibition was a high point for me, an experience beyond words. Sadly they didn't let me take pictures inside the exhibition, but what I saw there is now burned well to my memory and my admiration towards McQueen's art is even stronger than it was.

I'm sorry for the heavy load of images that this post includes, but I'll try to keep it short otherwise! Here you go!

Day 1

We arrived on the evening of the first day, but couldn't just go to sleep, so we went to visit Big Ben, a sight that easily identifies the city, as well as other well known spots.







Day 2

The second day was a shopping day and off to Camden we went! Mostly. Eventually we found ourselves somewhere quite else... haha!






Day 3

This day was for mainly the British Museum as well as some new shopping areas. The evening walk was to London Bridge and around the riverside.










Day 4

More museums! This time it was time for V&A and the McQueen exhibition as well as the Imperial War Museum. Our evening walk took us to Whitechapel and a Jack the Ripper tour.








Day 5

On the final day, we woke up early, walked down the Bakerstreet, through Hyde park and to slumber around casually.



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Even though I was travelling with low budget, I did end up with a few little things...

Dresses! Loved them all! The left-most one was actually worn in this year's Lumous Festival too. 


There had to be some tea, and that game was a complete accident! The shirt under them was a lucky hit, as it has become one of my favorites.

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Whew! There would have been so much more to write about this trip, but I wanted to fit it all into one post. Sigh. If you want to know about the hotel, the shops or other things, just ask away!