V-Day Illustration drop!

Did you enjoy your Valentines? Or are you putting your passion into fighting the chocolate company capitalism conspiracy on the streets? If the latter, quit being so angry all the time! Instead, put some sweets in you with some funny Valentine illustrations. Continue reading “V-Day Illustration drop!”

Dinner for 2D

Valentine’s is over, but the love keeps going! (Not really, but I’ve been sitting on this for almost a month. Cut me some damn slack.)

It’s a special night for you and your significant other. But wait; Is your waifu/husbando trapped in the 2D realm? No problem, man! These are a few selected photos I gathered from /a/ that couples took together to commemorate their undying/minimally interactive love:

Let me just say it warms my cockles to see Osaka and other Azumanga Daioh characters immortalized in this event. These are just the highlights that caught my eye from the several threads showing their efforts. Composition, setting, and themes related to the character are what I’m impressed by, as I’m sure anyone who appreciates the effort put into some of these photos. I was pleasantly surprised that many of the participants went to town with their idols from The Idolm@ster.

Leave it to Producers to give the presentation a little oomph that’s just right for their idols. I noticed there was a little lacking in best idol, though…

Ah, there we go! I’ve actually been doing this for two years now. I wasn’t aware of /a/’s threads until this year, though — Someone actually asked what we were supposed to do with the food offered; eat them ourselves, leave it overnight like a ritual offering …I don’t know. But what I do know is, when you got a beautiful thing going’ on, it’d be foolish to let go.

Happy Birthday, Yukiho!


And a merry Christmas, if you’re into that sort of thing.

As a side note, there’s been quite of a bit of tooling behind the scenes here at idol notes, but nothing to show for it sadly (well, technically it is visible but neon boarders on the Twitter feed isn’t anything to gloat about). Humbug! However, you can get some Christmas action over at fellow blog site, Reverse Thieves.

Reverse Thieves Anime Secret Santa Extravaganza! (link)

As with every year, the site hosts a secret Santa event, but instead of exchanging gag gifts no one wants, participants recommend anime series that they think their selected recipient will enjoy based on their My Anime List or some such equivalent. Dozens of anime blog sites join in, then review the anime series or film that their secret Santa gifted them. Definitely join in if you have a blog yourself. Heck, you can even see the anime I reviewed last year is still on the featured header of this site!

I missed the deadline to enter for this year’s event …てへぺろ(・ω<), but it’s fun to see what other anime fans recommended and then read their impressions. You can even spot a few trends for each year– 2014 is showing a lot of love for Haibane Renmei. I’m not sure why that is, but it’s a great series. Someone also recommended Another, which is great too, but…

Although I don’t have an impression post on anime today, I do plan to look back at some highlights of series I watched this year. I hope to get to it soon, and a few other things before 2014 gets kicked out the door.

Just so this year’s Christmas isn’t a total bust at idol notes, here are some pretty fan artwork of the most angelic aidoru at 765Pro, from us to you. Enjoy!

And be sure to check out this sweet hour long video showcasing im@s remixes featuring Yuhiko by Crna Ruka. Get out your white glow sticks and enjoy!