Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mayo Chiki Episode 08, Usami-chan baths!

Ah, how frustrated I was when episode 08 rolled around, and I never got to see Usami-chan bathing. Well, with my overflowing ero-power, I made Usami-chan bath.

I loved this ‘shop, mainly because it was such a ridiculously clever use of mind tricks. I make no secret that I’ve been studying the human psyche, and I decided to utilize some of that in tricking the eyes of what they normally don’t perceive. Let’s look at how I made this ‘shop:

Ah, the original scene. Subaru should have let her hair down :p

Here’s a scene from episode 06. Why did I choose this scene? See the time of day? It’s sunset, casting a soft orange glow over Usami-chan, giving her an identical coloring as if she was in a softly lit place, such as the hot spring.

Ah, here’s where the mind trickery starts. Of course, Usami has her head slightly down, while Subaru has her head up high. That means some of the foilage in the background has been covered by Subaru, and not Usami. So, I’m not going to draw some leaves, so I decided to rip them off the background itself.

Let’s put it over Subaru, so that it looks like the foilage was originally there. Looks terrible, ja?

Until the final product of course. As I’ve mentioned earlier, the mind trick I’m playing on viewers is the fact that the foilage is quite literally just a bunch of leaves, by itself it looks like a bad copy-pasta, but when semi-covered by Usami’s face, our perception of the foilage is no longer complete, and instead our brains get the idea that someone is standing in front of the leaves, so they are therefore random to our eyes.

Of course, the joke is, in a picture like this, what’s the first thing you look at? The foilage? The rocks? The cute, naked girl that’s smiling at you? XD

Q and A with mangatron: Aug 24th, 2011

Q & A with the mangatron is a public service announcement by the mangatron concerning weird things he silently does (usually with his blog). As always, as a wall of text deterrent, this is done interview style, so if you see a question that relates to you, you can simply read that part instead of the entire post 😀

Over the past few weeks (perhaps since the start of August) I’ve had some strange things going on, and with the silence of my personal blog, it only looks even weirder. In this post I will answer questions that surely have arisen in your minds at some point.

Q: First off, wasn’t your page hits over 40,000 before? Why is it in the 30’s?
A: That is an interesting question I was going to address immediately after fixing that, which I’m sure you’ve heard of my internet connection woes. In a nutshell, the old setting (40K hits) was visitor clicks. Funny, I know, which is why I decided to change it to “unique visitors”, which is where we’re at with the current number (30K+). The reason why I changed it is obvious enough, I’ve been getting a lot more readers than 2 years ago, and I decided that tracking uniquely instead of clickly was a better way to show the impressive numbers I managed to pull in solely on my antics (as I’m a little slow on the episode summary uptake). And, I prefer “30,000 visitors” instead of the more questionable “40,000 clicks”. Sounds better, ja? Not bad having 30K visitors click through my blog 10,000+ times 😀

Q: So page hits are unique now. What does that mean to visitors?
A: It basically means that, as long as you allow cookies for “”, if someone visits my blog, the counter will go +1. If they click a post to view the full page, the counter won’t go up, because the stats only track when the person visited, and not what link they clicked. This is why I added Google’s “hits for the last 7 days” to show the traffic that happens the last 7 days, which is a feature which only appeared earlier this year, I believe. Oh, and I activated Statcounter’s blocking of tracking my visits, so no matter how many times I try to visit my blog, it won’t count me 😦

Q: With that out of the way, let’s talk about that Summer 2011 poll on the right. What’s with the options?
A: It is strange, isn’t it? It’s not a secret that I think very much more complicated than the average person, and that poll is no exception. 5 choices now instead of last season’s poll of 4, I think the one option everyone is thinking about is “Why didn’t Kanade remove all of Subaru’s clothes?”. That option sticks out like a D-cup booby, especially since it breaks my usual “yes” and “no” options I always put. But there’s a reason for that option, and surprisingly I know not many people will get the joke behind that. You see, at the start of the Summer 2011 Anime season, there was that scan released of Kanade stripping Subaru, which is the image you see in the above banner. Animesuki member Dahak86 was kind enough to pass me the nude filtered one, which bared Subaru’s innermost… beauty XD. Naturally, I used that in the prototype banner testing, which I will give an example below (NSFW):

Why didn’t I use that banner? Even though Mizuno’s hand performed a perfect “convenient censoring”, the color difference between her hand and Subaru’s assets is hardly noticeable, and to the average pervert, they see all skin and no censor lol. So to avoid my blog being labeled as an adult site, I decided against using the banner. I know, tough choice, life’s full of them, but ultimately it’s all about the boobies, isn’t it? If you want that banner up there, why not spam this post with your comments 😛 (but I can’t edit polls once a vote has been cast)

Q: Ha, always the hard way. Let’s talk about RE: the controversy, and where are they?
A: This is probably the most noticeable change recently, especially since they’re rather popular and fun, yet the last one I did (for Ro-Kyu-Bu) was so long ago. As Animesuki member Malkuth put it, I went from troll-subs to photoshopping. Again, always a mysterious reason to that, and that has a lot to do with: time. Doing my troll sub series of humor isn’t hard, well, some may find thinking up that insanity impossible for the normal mind, but the troll subs become hard when I edit the scenes rather heavily. As evidenced by the last Dog Day’s jokes, that took a lot longer to edit than I thought. Meaning I apparently became lax with my Photoshopping skills. So over the past few weeks I’ve been working that skill, seeing how many minutes/hours it will take to perform various levels of editing in various resolutions. For RE: the controversy, you will notice I make each frame 480×272, which is because I wanted to make it easier to edit the details. The larger the image, the more refined the details have to be to be convincing, and that’s what the past few weeks have been, as you can see my Mayo Chiki endeavors, there are varying levels of resolutions and quality of the ‘shops. Take for example the hilarious uncensoring of Mayo Chiki ep 05 that I did, in the order that you see them, I went with ‘quick’, ‘complex’, and ‘full edit’, and my opinion is clear as day that ‘full edit’ was my most favorite ‘shop of those 3 (Usami’s high-jump). I seemed fine with a smaller resolution, but enter that Kanade filtering I did, which shows I need to work more on the rush strokes, especially when the res gets higher.

As you can see, the reason behind my erratic level of skill is primarily the bad combo of bad-wrist + travel-mouse. I’ve used trackball mice for 10 years, having experienced 4 of them (3 different designs), and due to the injury on my wrist I have to use a conventional mouse for everything computing. It’s no doubt I was much better with a trackball than I am with this tiny mouse that’s barely 3 inches long, and the photoshopping I’ve been doing for this month of August is about me not running away from the pain, and training myself to work those skills again.

Q: But it’s not just the ‘shopping. You’ve been rather hyper the past few weeks.
A: Well, I always am, but yes this month there’s a reason for that too. I mentioned it earlier at Animesuki (I think it was the Ro-Kyu-Bu thread) that my health has been acting up again, and I had to apply external remedies to ensure I don’t fall into a fever like last time. That included treatment for migraines and headaches, and inhaling menthol to cool my lungs. I’m sure everyone’s aware that a person on meds is a… rather edgy person, but the mangatron on meds = hyper waifu lovin maniac. That is definitely the reason behind the sudden shift in hilarity in the Ro-Kyu-Bu thread, but I’m clear off the meds now so don’t go expecting me to do more of this again 😛

Q: A song you keep singing lately is “My connection Sucks”, how bad is it?
A: Terrible. Atrocious to say the least, last Thursday there was a network-wide downtime of their internet from around 7PM till after midnight, and then that Saturday it was more like Saturd-day, and then Sunday, it was so unusable I said forget it, wait till Monday, but cheeze whiz they totally funked my subscription plan and now I can’t even browse, despite having more than an hour remaining in my subscription plan. Just to be sure, I fired up another SIM card and what do ya know, it works, so I know they conned me out of my other SIM card. But that was just last week. I’ve been singing this song for months now, one just needs to search online to see how bad this country (PH) is when it comes to cellular service:
This is just one of the many horror stories of the other wireless carrier in this country.
Two days ago, I hit this data cap, and this is the part where they failed to lift it even though it’s well past a full day already.
They have a 4G network? Fix your freakin 3G/Edge/GPRS first you morons.
See the date of this post? It’s still like this for Smart and sometimes Globe.

That’s not really all there is, since most of these sites are in a language I cannot understand, and the Philippine Undernet (yeah seriously, there are forums dedicated to sidestepping wireless carrier restrictions) is entirely in their language and they blocked out foreigner registrations. Funny country this is.

Q: Something else that’s weird, and that’s your episode summaries. You seem to start at ep 01, and then fall back completely.
A: That’s something I can attribute to my internet connection. I’m sure you’ll know how bad it is to upload a few pictures, and then getting that darn gateway timeout will just make you wonder “is it done uploading yet?” And to compound the problem, the more acceptable internet data plan is time based, meaning you just wasted precious time there. There is still the 800MB up AND down daily data limit, meaning even if you choose their “unlimited” data plan (I know, the irony), you still wasted TIME “UPLOADING” something that ended up becoming useless. I do some work over at the XDA-Developers forum, and 4 out of 5 times I get my ROM uploads cut off. The same holds true when downloading anime, you have no idea how idiotic it is getting your download (a 300MB file) get cut off at 98%. That sets me back several days when viewing Anime (for example, I have a 4-5 day delay when watching idolmAster, from it’s airdate to my eyes). Of course, there are other things like generally visiting any site out there, program updates (I didn’t update my anti-virus for over a month ~__~), pretty much the entirety of browsing is totally messed up. I’ve made mentions already that I cannot use the other 2 wireless carriers in this country, one has poor signal and the worst rated internet, the other has too much of a throttled service. Picked my poison, but even the citizens of this country agrees; the internet in this country sucks.

 See that empty spot? They were supposed to give me my status report, instead they sent me empty messages lol.

That Suzutsuki Kanade pillow cover…

 Yeah, that pillow cover I posted about before, here it is in unsampled form:

Ah, this time I didn’t waste a full 5 hour non-stop session for this. Instead, I tried to go for “whenever-I-have-free-time”, and unlike my previous photoshop job, I tried to do a minimal amount of brush strokes, and instead single click most of the edited parts (seriously). Like, seriously? Really? It looks really funny:

I wish Photoshop can record your stats like how many times you click in the program, or tool usage ratio’s (does it? ~__~), but it didn’t turn out too bad, eh? Granted, the resolution is much too small for it to be fun, but hey, at least those SAMPLE’s are out of the way 😀

RE: the controversy, Ro-Kyu-Bu’s ep 04 "I’ll do anything!"

So that part in ep 04, when Tomoka told Subaru she’ll do anything, I think this is what happened afterwards:

Why does she have to learn from him…

I would rather learn from Miho-neechan anytime 😀


Mayo Chiki episode 07 continues…

I’m sorry Kanadack! *get’s crumpled under Kanade’s feet*

You know, I had an idea to give poor Kureha some boobies. Yeah, that scene in ep 03 when we first see her in her swimsuit. I HAD THE IDEA. Not saying I’m going to do it lol…

Mayo Chiki Episode 07

Wowsers, who gave me a time machine? And wait a minute, where did her boobies go? I’m sorry Subaru-sama, please don’t use the memory erasure technique on me!!

I’ve really gotta stop doing this lol. 

Mayo Chiki! episode 06: the mangatron’s eyes pierce the clothing

Originally an Animesuki post

Topic of the day seems to be Subaru’s chinadress, but not of the dress itself but her cleavage

. I’ve mentioned it before, and pretty much made up my mind, no matter how real them boobie’s look, these characters aren’t going to see it that way. Something an episode of Columbo taught me, and that’s because of the subliminal poisoning these characters have concerning Subaru’s gender.

To break it down simply, my theory is that everyone in that school first saw Subaru as a boy. There has been no hint whatsoever as to Subaru being a girl before the Jirou Encounter. Remember that Subaru and Kanade have only started highschool, meaning they did not give this school a peek into Subaru’s growing up years prior. So in everyone’s mind, Subaru is a boy, dresses like a butler, and is further fed these facts by Kanade herself, adding credence to the whole facade. If I’m remembering this correctly (lol) the S4 didn’t split into that Committee until after the Jirou Encounter, which shows everyone still consider Subaru male because well, this Jirou came out of nowhere and it’s mighty impossible to considering him credible evidence that Subaru is a girl when all this time (almost 2 years) they were fed more “acceptable” evidence that Subaru is male. Subliminal indeed, or maybe I’m thinking too much and should accept this gaff in the storytelling as comedy and should accept it as such

I’m rather disappointed in Narumi’s introduction. I wait 5 (6) weeks to see those purrty legs again, and she spent a significant portion of her screen time covering up those legs. What. The. Flippin’ heck. And everybody seems fine with her existence. Next ep better redeem the “best parts” about Narumi

Ahem, what am I blabbering about. This is an Usami-chan episode! Or least I thought. I know some of you have some distaste for the story, and like I mentioned above it’s a bit of a trek for me as I was hoping for more insight into Usami-chan’s story and her home, but we barely got some of that, so I rather prefer enjoying the characters more than anything. Take for example Usami-chan (surprise!). Remember back in ep 05 (yeah like I would forget) when Usami didn’t like it when Jirou called her ‘Usamin’? We see it here when they went to the Animal Cafe why she doesn’t like that, and that’s apparently because Kureha has been calling her that for awhile, and when Jirou called her that there must have been some hidden shock inside Usami that the Sakamachi siblings were so nonchalant in being friendly with her, and it’s this openness that Usami later explained why she was jealous of Kureha. Of course by the end of the ep we see Jirou’s openness to Usami gave him a step above Kureha’s friend making skills, and it’s this tiny attention to detail that makes me love (Usami) the characterization in this series more so than any annoyance I have with the story

Bugger, my post is becoming too long Last bit: the food on the table in the Animal Cafe was Potato Wedges! Tasty

And the next episode. THE NEXT EPISODE. I’m having this conspiracy theory. Ro-Kyu-bu has it’s ep 07 airing next week instead of today, Mayo Chiki caught up to ep 06 as well, and then there was that pic recently posted in the RoKyuBu thread of the loli’s at the beach, and now next week Mayo Chiki goes to the beach. Could we be in for a very beach’y weekend next week? I hope so!

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The best sight of Suzutsuki Kanade you will ever see

Yeah, I finally did it. Remember that eyecatch back in ep 03, the pool episode? Well, I removed that balloon logo to reveal the butt we all know and… would have loved if that logo hadn’t been there in the first place! lol

Interesting facts:

-I had to redraw the entire area that the logo covered. (No vector!)
-You can see here the same problem I had with the Usami uncensoring I did the other day: due to the injury on my right hand, I’m unable to guide the brush as smoothly as I used to. It could be due to the mouse, but I think it has a lot to do with my index finger’s inability to act in unison with the rest of my hand (remember aside from the wrist injury, this hand had an American Football injury, broken ring finger), because I seemed to be able to draw better using just my right hand to guide the mouse and my left hand on the trackpad on my laptop to handle the left clicking (because whenever I press the left mouse button on my mouse, my index finger semi-paralyzes the rest of my hand). But my lappy is giving up on that left mouse button, making the whole thing uncomfortable.
-It’s no doubt I loved what I was doing, but if you were to ask me what I hated most of all, it was redrawing her hair. It needed a more smoother control on the brush than her bum did, and it definitly took up the most of the 5-hour time it took for me to do this. The other part I didn’t like? Doctoring a photo, when I find more enjoyment creating my own art or fan art instead.
-Yes, it would have been better to draw with a tablet, yes I should have used my Pocket PC’s, but in the end, I just wanted to do the hard part, and vector guys can do the rest 😉
-I did the unthinkable of cancelling work for the day to fix this girl. Those of you in the work force, don’t you ever do that: pass up work just to look at an anime girl’s butt XD
-This is the longest I ever spent working on a pic without stopping. My music playlist was driving me nuts, so I had to go back and throw in all the old favorites and just let it play lol.
-If you are wondering about the weird placement of her right hand, remember that she was sitting on the logo, with her right hand placed on top of it.

Of course, the appropriate wallpapers. Unfortunately, I never got myself to make it a more common 1280×800… which is mostly due to the background also being 720p. I guess aspiring wallpaper makers can go right ahead and have fun, just prepare to be pissed off by the cut off ribbon at the top XD

This filter seem more in line with the Anime style. As you can see though the strand of hair is gone, mostly because I had a really crappy screenshot of the 720p version (deleted the uncompressed source -_-).

I’d let her sit on me anytime 😉

Edit: just found out there was already one. There goes my 5 hours, man it sucks having a bad connection and not being able to browse freely -___-

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