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Creation Station / Re: Pimping random people's awesome fanart
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:06:07 PM »
I follow a lot of artists on tumblr so I have so much art I could share. I chose just a few for now.

Nice drawing of Griffith

Animated illustration of Griffith.

Gorgeous illustration of Guts and Griffith in a forest.

Evolution of Farnese

and some NSFW Guts/Casca :carcus: This artist has drawn more safe-for-work Berserk art as well.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:52:36 PM »
Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?
As Aaz said, it's a word that been around for a few years. It really annoys me too.

And I haven't heard of any from that last batch of words... Makes me feel old.
Consider yourself lucky.  :iva:

Seriously in what contecxt are they even used? Or are they used alone just like that? :???: I feel even more silly asking...

Allow me to educate you using examples:

-Feels are a wave of intense emotions that you can't explain. "I can't handle the all the heavy feels movie 3 gave me!"
- Adding spaces in between letters is done to emphasize them, B L E S S is just one example. Used on tumblr a lot.
"The sex scene between Charlotte and Griffith. B L E S S".
-Headcanon is an idea, belief ,or  aspect of the story or a character that is not mentioned in canon, but accepted by an individual or the fandom as a whole. "My headcanon is that Casca is of Kushan descent.".
-300% done is just an exaggerated way to say that you are fed up or finished with something. "JUST FINISHED THE DESCENT AND I AM 300% done WITH GRIFFITH.".

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: April 06, 2014, 06:24:32 AM »
I have a lot of hated words so I'll keep this short...

"Chic". It's vague, overused, and pretentious.
"Gamer girl". We aren't an oddity, and we are not special.
"Brony". Because bronies are awful.
"Fap/clop" Just gross.
"Rapeface" or "Rapey".

I use tumblr so I expose myself to a lot of trendy internet words on a regular basis, some of the worst are:
"B L E S S"
"300% done"

Creation Station / Re: My Wooden Dragon Slayer
« on: April 06, 2014, 05:24:12 AM »
The hard work really paid off, because it looks awesome. :ubik: I love how you chose to display it! 

Creation Station / Re: My Schierke cosplay
« on: April 06, 2014, 05:19:38 AM »

Cons in general are getting really big, so I think those issues are happening everywhere. It's too bad Fanime is falling victim to them. From my friends who still go regularly it still sounds like a great time and I intend to go! California seems to have more people interested in a variety of of anime/manga/pop culture than the PNW. Up here there are either teenagers into Homestuck/whatever the most popular anime is, or adults into American comic and tv shows. 

I'd be so excited to see other Berserk cosplays! I've seen a few Guts and Casca's in the past but never any other character. I'd also love to meet your group and other Berserk fans, the only other fans I know are my boyfriend and a few friends of mine. It makes me really thankful that this forum exists.   

Creation Station / Re: My Guts cosplay
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:34:15 AM »
WOW! This is amazing. The armor looks fantastic! Constructing armor always looks so intimidating so I really admire that you were able to not only create it, but have such clean craftsmanship. The cannon arm is especially impressive.
I agree with others about weathering the chest plate.
As for making the bandages look worn, when I want to give fabric a weathered look I use sandpaper where the fabric would naturally receive the most friction. Sometimes I take a seam ripper to a few threads to make fabric look even more torn up.  If you want fabric to look dirty you can dry brush acrylic paint or water it down a lot and apply it lightly where needed. You can also use regular old dirt.

Creation Station / Re: My Schierke cosplay
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:21:27 AM »
Thank you everyone! I'm really honored to receive such warm responses. It makes me want to get my butt into gear and start reworking this!

And on a side note, I approve of your avatar choice.
Thanks so much!It's one of my favorite cover illustrations.

Adorable photos! :serpico: So cool to see others (and women at that) invest time and hard work in Berserk creations like this. Dont wanna put any pressure on you but it really would be most interesting to see if you do decide to do another one with the staff.
Actually this gives me motivation! And there need to be more women fans in general. If plenty of shonen series have female fans, then why can't a frankly superior seinen series attract more women? 

Very nice.  It's good to see a decent Schierke cosplay. I've seen so many Casca ones.  Really impressed with the hat in particular. I think you really nailed the bendy aspect of it. And touting THE tome of Schierke lore--Volume 24--nice touch.

Did anyone there recognize you?
Thanks so much! The hat was the most difficult part to make. I was recognized by only one guy, who had to ask if I was from Berserk and ended up not knowing what Schierke's name was. Which doesn't surprise me since Berserk doesn't seem to be all that popular at Pacific Northwest conventions in general.  :azan:
I was carrying that volume actually because I entered a costume contest at a smaller con later in 2012, and references were required. Though it turned out to be a popularity contest and the judges actually didn't care about accuracy. But I was able to use the volume to gush about Berserk to other attendees so it worked out in the end.

come to Fanime in California! :troll:
I've been wanting to forever, I've heard nothing but great things. The only California con I have been to was ALA 2011 and I had a blast!

Sometimes a simple costume can be the the toughest because you really gotta nail the simple stuff or it just doesn't work.
Absolutely! Simple costumes are the most difficult.  Yet I keep falling into the trap of choosing simple character designs because I think:  "Oh that will be easy to make!".

Though it's disappointing not more people recognized you, perhaps they were shy because you're pretty, that happens often at conventions like these.  :slan:

It is a shame not as many people know about Berserk at anime conventions. A+! :)
The movie trilogy is being screened at anime cons now so maybe it will become popular! ...But really, I agree that it's disappointing that Berserk is not as well-known as it deserves to be.

Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
« on: April 01, 2014, 09:14:14 PM »
I'm so excited I can't even put it into words! There is a Kinokuniya in Oregon where I live, I'm going to have to find out if they stock YA there. Subscribing is out of my budget so buying issue to issue is my only option right now.  :judo:

Creation Station / My Schierke cosplay
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:34:21 AM »
Back in 2012 I cosplayed Schierke at Sakuracon. I'm only 5 feet tall and she is one of my favorites so why not? As far as I knew, I was the only Berserk cosplayer there. Although I did get recognized once, and the guy couldn't even name me. I was really hoping I would find a Guts so I could take pictures with him. :farnese:


I dyed a blonde wig olive green using FW ink and styled it. The fabric I found was perfect (the drape was very floaty and resembled how Miura sometimes draws clothes) but it was white.. so I dyed it - all 6 yards of it. As a result it's a little spotty but I was satisfied with the result regardless. I drafted the hat, cape, and dress patterns and sewed them myself. I'm wearing brown circle lenses so my eyes look bigger. I unfortunately wasn't able to complete her staff in time, so I sculpted a little golem entity and carried it around along with some fake berries as props.

As it goes with anything creative: you have to fail a lot before you succeed, and this is especially true for costuming. The collar doesn't stand correctly because the interfacing was too heavy and the pattern I made isn't the best. The hat was also really heavy because I had to stuff it to keep it's shape.The bags and shoes aren't accurate so I am going to have to make them by hand.

I've been cosplaying since 2003 and this has been my absolute favorite out of everything I've made! I am working on remaking it, hopefully I'll finish it sometime this year otherwise I'll have to switch to cosplaying Flora instead.  :iva:

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed the photos. I've been a Berserk fan for many years and am happy to be a part of this community!

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:08:58 AM »

It's been several months since I first watched and I'm still personally offended by the thought of it. :magni: I don't really know what I expected after the first two, but wow, even my lowest expectations were not met. It's already been ripped apart and scrutinized by pretty much everybody, but I'll add 3 of the biggest offenses:

1) Guts and Casca's Love scene. Completely lacked the emotional intimacy and character development of it's manga counterpart, and within the context of the move it seemed very sudden to me. Speaking of sudden I'm glad the movie let us know that Guts is a minute man.

2) The Eclipse. Where do I start? Guts just standing there like an idiot as Casca is being molested? Guts nearly striking Femto? Casca reciprocating Femto's kiss and not sounding at all like she is in agony? Actually that is more upsetting than anything because I really don't want to see more garbage about how she actually liked it.  Also, the music that played as Casca was being lowered made me laugh. Great job guys. :troll:

3) I had something else in mind but at this point I can't remember what it was, so screw it, the whole rest of the movie was bad. Just bad.

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