Greetings once again to all my friends, fans, watchers, frequent favoriters, llama senders, comment droppers, fellow cosplayers, struggling artists, non-struggling artists, people that I favorite at random, and people who favorite my stuff at random. Here's what's going on in my world:
90,000 PAGE VIEWS
As of TODAY, my DA has reached the 90,000 page view plateau! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Without you, none of this is possible. The endless barrage of favorites and comments is greatly appreciated! Let's keep it going! Here's looking at 10 THOUSAND WATCHERS AND 100 THOUSAND VIEWS BY SUMMERTIME!
2013 was an incredible year in many ways. For many in the Cosplay World however, it seemed to be the Year Of Butthurt. Whether it was reality show ridiculousness, Facebook cosplay pages gone wrong, ill-advised rants in major publications, controversial "carpet" cosplays or the "_____ is not consent" movement on a warpath, it seemed everyone was offended by everything.
And here I was, ignoring all of that because I have...
Kirito from Sword Art Online and Connie Springer from Attack On Titan are the newest additions! Photos are already up in my gallery, and more will be on the way. As always, looking for pictures of my cosplays from my most recent conventions and gatherings:
ANIME LOS ANGELES 2014
*SAGE MODE NARUTO
*SOCCER JERSEY RYOGA from Ranma 1/2
*CASUAL NEKU from The World Ends With You
RIVERSIDE ASIAN PACIFIC LUNAR FESTIVAL
*KIRITO from Sword Art Online
ATTACK ON TITAN VALENTINES GATHERING IN LITTLE TOKYO
Since we are now in the month of March, that means "March Madness" is coming, which means the annual blitz of cons and gatherings that produce a ridiculous number of epic cosplay photos.
BUFF SORA AND XION...TOO HOT TO HANDLE?
If you've been paying attention the past couple of weeks, you'll notice something missing from my newest uploads. Apparently my extremely popular "Buff Sora and Xion" commission was a little too hot for some people to handle.
Whatever. Some people need to get over themselves. It already accomplished what I wanted it to accomplish. What's seen can not be unseen. Too little, too late.
For those interested in it's current whereabouts, check the bottom of my ID section. *cough* r-legend.blogspot.com
*cough* Don't expect the blogspot to be updated regularly though. As a matter of fact, expect it to be neglected with a vengeance. That's just the way I am with new accounts for the first 6-8 months. For now consider it my storage area in case of catastrophic system fail or if the local Fal'Cies start giving me attitude, if you catch my drift.
I've been tagged three times in less than a week with those 10 question journals. O_O* So here's some serious makeup Q & A. No, I'm not posting any rules or tagging anyone or anything like that. Oh, you want me to post rules? Fine, here...
1. Don't tell me what to do with my journal.
2. You're not the boss of me.
3. Don't EVER tell me what to do with my journal.
Honestly, most people I know get annoyed with tags very quickly.
1. Have you heard of Code Lyoko?
2. What's your fave video game (series)?
A: Right now, KINGDOM HEARTS, definitely. It shifts between that, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter and Legend of Zelda.
3. Do you think that anime is a detriment to our lives? (Since my dad preaches it)
A: SOME anime is a detriment, but not all of it. For me, it's been a massively successful social outlet.
4. Do you have a lot of friends?
A: Define "friends."
5. Are you in a special relationship with any of those friends?
A: Define "special." Your idea of special and MY idea of special are guaranteed to be two different things.
6. What's your favorite Disney movie?
A: As of this moment, Wreck-It-Ralph has dethroned Lion King as my #1.
7. Have you seen any movie by Hayao Miyazaki?
8. How did you hear about deviantART?
A: I was introduced to it by a fellow cosplayer.
9. Do you think I'm wasting my time here or that I'm not talented enough for dA?
A: I think you need to branch out more on DA. That's the problem most artists have. Lack of exposure. 99% of your target audience has no idea that you exist.
10. Is this tag a bit invasive or weird?
A: No, I like when people ask me questions. It shows that they're interested and they're paying attention. Just don't expect me to bug other people with it.
1. Anime or manga?
A: Anime by a nose.
2. What's your MBTI personality type?
A: Last time I remember, it was INTJ. Took the test more than once and got slightly different answers both times. But I do remember INTJ being one of them.
3. Any current fandom obsessions?
A: Naruto, Kingdom Hearts, Attack On Titan, Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Sword Art Online.
4. Are you more day time or night time oriented?
A: DAY TIME. Without question.
5. Favorite drink?
6. What's your favorite video game?
A: Currently Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.
7. If you could cosplay one character, who would it be and why?
A: My own OC. He's got a bunch of different outfits. XD
8. What are your top three favorite Disney movies and why?
A: Wreck-It-Ralph, because it focuses on classic video games.
The Lion King, because of it's sheer epicness.
A Goofy Movie, because Roxanne.
9. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
A: I AM MAGNETO! MASTER OF MAGNET! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
10. What's your favorite past time?
1. Are you a morning or night person?
A: Morning. Late Morning.
2. What was your favorite childhood television program?
A: What wasn't? Transformers, G. I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DuckTales, Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, X-Men, etc. etc.
3. Are you a collector of anything?
A: Yes. Chaos Emeralds, Infinity Gems, Power Stones. Yes. All of that.
4. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I AM MAGNETO! MASTER OF MAGNET! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
5. Ever been addicted to a video/computer game? Which one(s)?
6. List 3 of your best personality traits:
A: I'm smart.
I think outside the box.
People trust me because I take care of business.
7. Name 1 regret you have:
A: Having a choice between two girls, and asking out the wrong one.
8. if you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
A: Hmmm...I'd have to think about that. Not a question I take lightly.
9 If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
A: Michael Westen. Jack Bauer. Bruce Lee. Val Kilmer. Davis X. Machina. Something awesome like that.
10. Are you a Nintendo fan or gamer? if so what's you fave franchises and series.
A: Yes, I am. Super Mario, Mega Man, Double Dragon, River City Ransom, Legend of Zelda, Baseball Simulator 1.000, Castlevania.
THE FIRST ANNUAL R-LEGEND WAIFU AWARDS
Announcing my official "Waifu" list. New award winners can be announced at any time. If you cosplay this character, there is a 90% chance I will take photos with you at a convention.
TITAN WAIFU: Annie Leonhardt/Female Titan
GANTZ Waifu: Kei Kishimoto
Guild Waifu: Lucy Heartfilia
Fairy Waifu: Leafa from Sword Art Online
Elf Waifu: Pirotess from Record of Lodoss Wars
Random Villager Waifu: The Healing Lady from Zelda II
Survival Horror Waifu: Saeko from High School of the Dead
Street Fighter Waifu: Cammy
Ninja Waifu: Samui
Ninja Vice Waifu: Mai Shiranui
Pirate/Princess Waifu: Tetra from Legend of Zelda
Mutant Waifu: Psylocke
Mutant Vice Waifu: Emma Frost
Original Waifu: Shampoo from Ranma 1/2
Lifetime Achievement Waifu: Gadget from Rescue Rangers
Lifetime Achievement Waifu: Roxanne from A Goofy Movie
ATTACK OF THE COMMISSIONS! or "MAKE IT SO, NUMBER ONE."
The commission train keeps on rolling! Seeing my favorite pairings drawn is like watching my favorite sports team win the World Series or Super Bowl or Champions League. An exhilarating rush like no other! I've got a ton more ideas and with the help of VERY TALENTED ARTISTS all over DA, I will "Make Them So."
Still To Come:
(this list is always subject to change)
Naruto x Any Girl
Menma x Any Girl
Sora x Kairi
Vanitas x Any Girl
Roxas x Olette
Any Boy x Namine
Sean x Any Girl
Guy x Rose
Yun x Elena
KING OF FIGHTERS
K' x Mai Shiranui
Kusanagi x Any Girl
Liu Kang x Kitana
Cloud x Aeris
Cloud x Tifa
Tidus x Yuna
Snow x Serah
Zidane x Garnet
Hope x Vanille
Hope x Lightning
Kai Hiwatari x Any Girl
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
Kaworu x Rei
Shinji x Asuka
SWORD ART ONLINE
Kirito x Asuna
Jimmy Lee x Linda Lash
Guy x Roxy
Menma x Panty
Vanitas x Stocking
Shinji Ikari x Nadia (from Nadia: Secret of Blue Water)
Naruto x Nadia (from Nadia: Secret of Blue Water)
Naruto x Orihime from Bleach
Naruto x Arcia from Granstream Saga
Naruto x Mileena from Mortal Kombat
Naruto x Kitana from Mortal Kombat
Naruto x Ramona Flowers (from Scott Pilgrim)
Ranma (boy-type) x Morrigan (from Darkstalkers)
Zak Monday x Roxy from Final Fight
That's all for now. More news as it develops.
I'm J. Ryoga, and you've just been Fed. Until Next Time!