The FAQ - why I do things I doIt is time for me to talk about a few things I keep being asked frequently and to clear a few things up that many seem to wonder about.
First a few landmarks:
My name: NanjoKoji
What I am: Cosplayer and leader of Europe's premier anime/manga/videogame musical and show formation TnS - Tsuki no Senshi. For information, you can look us up here: http://tsukinosenshi.net/ (official homepage), http://www.facebook.com/tsukinosenshi (Facebook page), https://twitter.com/#!/tsuki_no_senshi (Twitter page), http://tsukinosenshi.tumblr.com/ (Tumblr page)
I'm wearing and making costumes for the musicals I act in since 1998, I cosplay independently since 2004
I'm currently 28 years old, working on my PhD (doctorate), living in Germany, where I was born.
I love to travel the world, visit conventions, work on stage, express myself in the way I live and enjoy life.
My enchanting girlfriend is Ravenic, with whom I also cosplay often. My great friend with whom I work together the most i
Female VillainsAs you probably already know, I really like villain characters, but it sort of makes me sad how often female villains seem like they have this rule where it's like they're required to be ~*sexy*~ first and then villains second. Or they have to be voluptuous or seductive femme fatales first and foremost and then be evil and cunning second (the level of evil and cunning really depending on the character, but still). Having a "sexy" female villainess isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the fact it's so much more prevalent with females as opposed to males and feels more like this unwritten rule and obligatory mold for them still disappoints me. I notice a lot in superhero comics the villainesses will be far more likely (if not always) wearing something far sexier or revealing as opposed to the males, and even then they'll have the same cut-n-paste sexy body type (and sometimes even the same face shapes, eye, and lip shapes) while the males are usually more clothed and meant to have tFemale Villains3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pokemon is still pretty much the same shitWhen it comes to reboots, remakes, and new installments I can go either way depending on how they're done. Sometimes I think reboots or new installments are utter garbage or just fucking stupid compared to their predecessors (or just COMPLETELY deviate from their roots to the point of not being recognizable), other times I think they're pretty alright (or, in some few cases, even better).pokemon is still pretty much the same shit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, despite the fact people still complain about how we "shouldn't" have added anything to the original 150 pokemon, I'm gonna be honest and say that I think it would have been a downright waste to have that entire expanse of pokemon lore and universe with every new game containing the same zubats, geodudes, and pikachus over and over an over. I've seen people say things like, "this is dumb, let's just make new regions but with the same pokemon" but seriously? I don't want to buy and play different games in different lands just so I can catch the same shit that I own in every other p
Reverse Nice Guy SyndromeI'm just going to dub it "Reverse Nice Guy Syndrome" for now because I don't know if there's a proper title for it, but I've noticed that there's a peculiar little bug that hits various people (although certainly not limited to "guys") that causes them to genuinely believe other people (or certain individuals) "owe" them attraction. In short, it's basically like "Nice Guy" syndrome in that it involves a feeling of self-entitlement, but in this case it can sometimes be a somewhat backwards attempt at empowerment in that the "syndrome" causes people to believe that if another person does not feel attracted to them, physically or otherwise, it is automatically the other person's fault entirely, and they are labelled as "shallow" (or an asshole, jerk, bitch, haughty, etc.) simply because they do not have an attraction to or possess a desire to sleep with the "deserving" individual. Like the "Nice Guy," the person always feels like they are the victim in the situation, and in many cases isReverse Nice Guy Syndrome2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple placesKnite is now on Mangafox :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
That art thief SOB in the Artist AlleyOk here it is, the long awaited journal about that art thief guy at Animania a few weeks back, I promised I will write about it and here it is. I thought a lot about whether I should write about this because if its just a random art thief then I really don't mind dissing his grass.. but unfortunately that S.O.B also happens to be the brother of a High School friend of mine... :icontableflipplz:That art thief SOB in the Artist Alley1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This whole thing occurred in an anime convention that has been going downhill since a few years back, every year it gets worse and worse, to the point that I am now calling it Emptimania. It is no secret that the management is terrible, and that includes making sure that there are no bootleg stores around.... I don't know if they are just ignorant that there are bootleg stores there, or whether they dont give a duck because hey they get money from people getting a table. So anyway I was at the artist alley selling my things like usual, then a couple of tables down I noticed a guy, he looked fami
Devious Journal EntryA lot of people aks me to write some random entries about China and etc, so I try me best after I pass (or no -_-) my exams...Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now only one thing.
I CAN DO MAGIC
Ok, I think there are al ot of people who want to know how this water magic was done
I will made Christmas gift for you all and explain it C: Its not that hard as it seems.
When I write Kirana e-mail what she need to take for this shoot, it was something like "You need 1 pound of floor and 10 small balloons. No. 20 are better." So, how it was done? We put water in 2 balloons and Kirana stand still, Ten and Fei pop balloons with needles after mine "1,2,3!!!" and in that second I took photos. Easy and hard at the same time.
I will give few advices. We tried to use stick with needle, but it was too lame. It made only a small hole and water pop out like...well...it wasnt cool at all. So much better do it with hands using some strength. Also its really hard for mode
New deviant symbols and shitMy new symbol makes me feel like a war hero.New deviant symbols and shit1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That's Lieutenant AssClownFish to you.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOWIm gon b honest, whenever people say "I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW" for moments in young people television that aren't even that graphic or disturbing, I feel like mentally rolling my eyes. With certain instances, like the murder/suicide at the end of Legend of Korra or the overt references to cunnilingus in that one episode of Cow and Chicken, it's like, yeah, okay, makes sense people would be shocked or surprised.I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But in a lot of cases it's like, dude, some people are a little old to be acting like 'older' or more 'borderline' humor being pocketed into shows for younger people are anything novel. Such as when people react to shit that's really generic and not even explicit, like:
"OH MY GOD A CHARACTER FELL TO THEIR IMPLIED DEATHS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SHOW FOR KIDS"
"OH NO A GENERIC VILLAIN WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS GENERIC ARMY OF DARKNESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW"
"UH OH A CHARACTER THAT APPEARS TO BE 'TRIPPING' ON A G-RATED DRUG THAT'S MOST LIKELY SOME SORT OF
AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 2Where was I? Oh yeah thats right there's MORE chinese traditions/practices that annoys the living hell out of me. You can read part 1 here http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journal/AND-I-RANT-CHINESE-TRADITIONS-303710943 . Alright here goes.AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAY HELLO TO YOUR THIRD UNCLE'S WIFE'S MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON'S STEP SISTER'S CAT'S COUSIN'S FATHER'S OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S SECOND BROTHER: Thats me in the middle (Not really) reading a book with a lot of relatives looking at me with their creepy faces. The thing is that all of those uncles has different unique titles, like 2nd uncle, 3rd uncle, 4th uncle. Then it can get more complicated like 2nd uncle's son, 3rd uncle's daughter. Then it can get even more complicated when you have to remember the title for relatives like your uncle's son's wife's mother's brother! And trust me even a complicated link like that has a unique title in chinese, and I am supposed to remember the title... Oh by the way as a duty from the youngest person in the family
Top 10 reasons why I'm slightly off... Tag.Here's a quick video of why I'm slightly mental! Enjoy!Top 10 reasons why I'm slightly off... Tag.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Questioned by the Hong Kong PoliceSo where was I? Oh yes I was gonna talk about my experiences with the Hong Kong police, so here goes. OK this is the problem, whenever I visit Hong Kong I always have the fear of being questioned by the police, well not exactly fear because I've got nothing to hide, but whenever I am alone walking on the street and a policeman on patrol sees me, they would ALWAYS 100% stop and ask for my ID. For those ain't familiar with how things work in Hong Kong is that if they see a teenager (Especially male) on the street not in their school uniform during school time or with dyed hair or pretty much just 'gangster' or suspicious looking, they have the right to stop you in the middle of nowhere and question you. Now I match every bit of suspicion possible, what they are trying to check is if there's any sort of crime around the area so they can narrow down the suspects, or to check whether you are legal to be in Hong Kong, or whether you've got drugs on you. Anyway when I was in Hong Kong a monthQuestioned by the Hong Kong Police3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Four Thousand km of TravellingFour Thousand km of Travelling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Meatings by Exileden
Volcanos by Exileden
Volvano by Exileden
Earthfeet by Exileden
Transfaga by Exileden
Transfagarasann by Exileden
Tranfsfagarnaq by Exileden
Traditionalfood by Exileden
Throughth by Exileden
Tomofadeadbear by Exileden
RomanianCity by Exileden
Romskvillage by Exileden
Goldenlights by Exileden
Kormorany by Exileden
Out of all countries, I'm very immersed with Romania. Amazing country.
Americans and people who never been
more romantic shit in fiction that pisses me offThere's always been this one cliche in fiction that's been incessantly nagging at me. I take it most of you are already incredibly familiar with high school and campus settings in fiction equipped with the jock, nerd, unobtainable beautiful cheerleader stereotypes and whatnot that's been prevalent in a shit ton of films since forever. So you're probably familiar with the old story of the nerdy/awkward/uncool guy that gets picked on constantly or doesn't fit in who's like obsessed with the hot cheerleader who's going out with the big, mean nasty ol' jock.more romantic shit in fiction that pisses me off3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But something I've noticed is how in a number of these stories the popular handsome jock guy is like the school's BIGGEST douchebag and everyone that doesn't worship him is either deathly scared of him or they at least -know- he's this massive reaming assfuck that shouldn't be messed with or else he'll ruin their lives or some shit so they stay the fuck out of his way.
And the jock's hot beautiful girlfriend will always seem like she's
Not a very happy birthdayFirst of all thanks everyone who wished me a happy birthday, I really do read everyone's messages but won't be able to reply all of them but I do feel the love! Thanks once again But before we get too happy I would like to once again bring everyone's mood down to a depressing level. I wasn't sure if I should write this in the first place because it really is a sad day and whether the general public should know about this is really questionable, I mean it is supposed to be a family matter and I don't usually put my personal life publicly online unless its funny (Trust me the Ry you see online may not exactly be the Ry in real life, I could be a 50 years old bald man in his Pikachu undies you never know.) But then again I thought if I don't write this online then I won't be very honest with myself, its not like I should hide my feelings just because I don't want the public to feel sad for me. And I do know that I try to be entertaining and funny in most of my journal entries because huNot a very happy birthday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art Theft and Stuff..I'm writing this because I've had a sudden surge of people telling me on my profile and a lot through private Notes that they're finding my work all over the interwebz (and thank you very much! I really appreciate your efforts to inform me!) . I think I expect that, as it's an unfortunate reality of posting online, but in light of the vastness of the internet, I believe in picking my battles when it comes to this stuff.Art Theft and Stuff..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For example, a few people have directed me to small roleplaying Sites that are obviously made by a handful of people. They used my artwork just on profiles to represent the characters ( mainly FF7 based). I feel this kind of use is ok with me. They aren't claiming it, they don't remove my watermarks, they aren't making money off it. They just have a small online RP community and are having fun. I like people to enjoy my work like that and if it contributes, that's kind of nice . ( yes! Art can
What makes you flip a table?What makes you flip a table?What makes you flip a table?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My most memorable one would be finding a Shiny Pokemon and then accidentally killing it...
Why people think art should be cheapI mean some people even think that digital art should be cheaper than traditional, because there is no original.Why people think art should be cheap3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its funny when people ask tons of things in a drawing, like 30 characters fighting a 12 dragons, and they think they can get it cheaper than a pencil drawing, because in the computer there must be a secret brush that makes all of this in 2 hours.
Sadly, painted style in digital takes more time than traditional. Artists says its easier, because you have more control. But sadly textures are cooler in traditional, and easier.
I remember 4 or 5 years ago when started thinking bout digital, i said damn if i learn digital, i will skip drawings and paint directly, this will make my life easier, it will take me less time to finish a product, like i can even finish 3 drawings in just a day, yeahhh i should try that.
5 years later, i was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wroonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
So i used to think the same about speed, but not about price.
AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!!!So I'm pretty sure that everyone knows that The Avengers came out this weekend...and it was a 7-layer cake of awesome!!! Hulk, my favorite Marvel character, was freaking amazing! I've already seen the movie twice and I'm 126% sure I'll be seeing it at least one more time. If you haven't seen it, go check it out! HULK, SMASH...HULK, SMASH EVERYTHING!!!!!! The movie really made me wanna draw more Hulk stuff...like I don't draw enough Hulk already haha...god, I loved that movie!AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, have you gotten your copy of Beatrice: Volume One yet?! All the cool kids are doing it! Head on over to JeffandCeleste http://jeffandceleste.blogspot.com/ and pick up your copy today!
Nyan Cat Make-up TutorialYoutube chooses the most attractive thumbnails... don't they? Ugh.Nyan Cat Make-up Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways! Here's my tutorial for Nyan Cat!
Nintendo announces Pokemon RainbowNintendo just announced the third Pokemon Black and White game, its gonna be called... POKEMON RAINBOW! YEAH BOI!! I thought they ran out of colors for the Pokemon games but the smart people at Nintendo got some creative guys together and did an awesome looking cover for the game. Rumours has it that Rainbow will be the most open minded game up to date, you know how Pokemon Black and White was all about right and wrong, good and evil, yin and yang, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones that kind thing? Well Pokemin Rainbow totally gets rid of that, everyone is treated equally and happiness is the only thing that matters. Recreational drugs and casual sex is also highly encouraged, you can dress up your Pokemon however way you want without anyone judging you (As you can clearly see in the cover). Unfortunately this can be quite controversial to the general public... but hey I appreciate Pokemon thinking ahead and having a modern mindset. I also heard that in the beginning of the game when theNintendo announces Pokemon Rainbow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
hey guysTHANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR CONGRATULATIONS AND PRESENTS AND LLAMAS AND ALL THOSE OTHER AMAZING THINGS:iconIloveitmoreplz:hey guys3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I LOVE YOU:iconbigheartplz:
also, guess who has finally seen Avengers!
meeeeeeeeeeeeee yeessss aaaaaaaaa askdhakjsdhaksjdahsd this is the bestttttt movie akjsdhaksjdahksdjash THIS WAS SO AMAZING GUYS I CAN'T ASKJALSJKS
AND LOKII AAAAA LOKI WAS SO GREAT AND TONY GOD TONY IS A HIGH LEVEL PRO TROLL AND HULK AND HIS WITH HULK'S FRIENDSHIP AND THIS BROMANCE AND HULK RULES THE WHOLE MOVIE HE GREEN MOTHERFUCKER KSAKJLAKSJDLAKjsd
also HAWKEYE ASKDJLAKDJLAD
ALSO LOKI DID I MENTION LOKI AKAJJSJASKAJLDKAD
well, if you probably noticed I LOVED the movie and I think it was absolutely fantastic.
but this LKSDJALDKJALDKALDKLAKDALK expresses so much mooreee
Gonna get serious for a moment.I'm gonna be honest. Lately, I've been kind of questing my career choice. I love makeup...but I don't know if I love it enough to make a living off it.Gonna get serious for a moment.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal isn't me fishing for compliments. I'm not saying I hate my art. Just that I've been feeling kind of burned out.
It's been really weighing on me. I enjoy doing makeup on my own time, as a hobby, but there's just SO much pressure when you're actually on set. I already have anxiety problems, and this seems to just enhance that.
I'm really confused. I just don't know what to do. I don't have a plan B.
I would LOVE to do face painting full time, but...well, I'm not sure that's exactly a full time kinda thing. I think it's mostly weekends. But I adore working with kids, and I love doing all that flat makeup. Prosthetics frustrate me so much.
I don't know. I really don't. I don't know who to talk to about this.
And if I do decide to change my career, there's just so many people I'd be letting
In case you didn't know...I was really happy to see people discussing and helping each other understand SOPA and PIPA in the journal comments yesterday. I noticed some comments that asked the same things so here's some quick information:In case you didn't know...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what SOPA does, dA has actually provided a great journal explaining the bill and the consequences http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712 and this website has a lot of information on how to protest against it http://americancensorship.org/ The fight is not over yet!
No, my journal and icon wasn't really censored. It's to show what would happen if the bill became law.
This one is a bit annoying. Quite a few people were saying "People, stop jumping on bandwagons to be cool!" Or "Why is everyone talking about it now instead of when it first came out? You only care because it's a trend now? I new about it way back in 2011." Um, excuse me, but please don't live in
this is the sound of settlingchildren, you are all crazy little apes for watching me. it is a ridiculous number of you who watch me. it is ludicrous, preposterous, illogical, batty. but i thank you dearly, each and every one of you, even if that sounds cheap.this is the sound of settling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
had an eventful weekend; will see if my friend whom i hardly see outside of linguistics is up for finding us some men. this is largely a joke, don't you worry.