Something before the final exam. Meme half progress.

Oh well, long time have no post. I haven’t forgotten or abandoned this blog, really, I don’t intended to do that. Just because I have a bad cold these days and it makes me very tired. Plus, my final exam is near, so I want to save time to focus on it. Actually I know that this examination is nothing to me because these class I’m learning are very easy, but I still want to be hard-working to improve my English (though the fact is that I’m not so really hard^^;). I decided to skip classes in the next semester, so I asked my teacher for giving me the permission to take the placement test again cuz I wanted to learn in the class that  fit to my level. And the result of the test was really good. I skipped 4 classes and jumped to the highest class that the test allowed me to pass. I was happy but I was also worry because the level of the class I got is quite high comparing to my level now I think. However, I asked everyone and they encouraged me that I should do what I had from the test and so it gave me more confidence. And because of the grade of the test, my teacher was so kind to offer me a job as a college tutor. I was so glad because I’m crazy to find a part-time job that is suitable for me (well, my health doesn’t allow me to do everything) and now I will have a job I want. I hope that everything will go well because this job is useful to me. I can learn more and have more chance to practice, as well as getting more experience. Well, but that’s the future story. Now I must take care of the final exam first. I don’t want bad grades, so I guess I must push myself more in these days when my head is always in somewhere Lol.

But everything can’t make me stop doing what I like. Well, I use my little free time to draw besides playing Elsword and watching Shining Hearts, though in these days my drawing speed is too bad. However, I manage to get some ideas, but I doubt if I can do them Lol. Well, they’re mostly for my FC Cross/Kurosu. But, leave him behind for the next time. Now I’m happy that I can go the half-way of this (it took me several months I think cuz I don’t have time)

 

I borrowed this meme from the Deviantart and was interested in it. And luckily, my FCs for HE is more than enough for this. However, I want to test a new style so it took me some time. I decided not to use MMZX style but my own style instead. Will continue to work until it finish. So, please see it as a preview (well, 100% is better than 50% zooming, but…^^)

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[PSP] Shining Blade preview

It seems I’m late posting this^^. Well, the game was released with JP version for PSP on March 15, 2012. Yes, the newest franchise of SEGA Shining series, Shining Blade (シャイニング・ブレイド Shainingu Bureido), is now on sale. It’s fortunate that SEGA haven’t forgotten about this series. Hoping it will be a new interest for Shining‘s fans.

And here is the plot of the game:

“Within the Dragonia Empire, a plan to revive the leader of the Dark Dragon by sapping spirit energy from the land starts to unfold. With giant dragons rampaging throughout the land and the world engulfed in chaos, all hope has turn to the retrieval of the mysterious “Shining Blade”. And thus, a soul blader is given the task to obtain the legendary blade and find Loreley, the songtress who sings the “Song of Mana””

(From Wikipedia)

Sounds exciting, isn’t it?^^ Yeah, for me this plot is good. And more interesting, there are characters from the three other previous Shining games drawn by Tony Taka appear in this, such as Elwing, Blanc Neige, Ryuna… from Shining Tears, Kureha Touka, Xecty Ein, Kanon Seena from Shining Wind, Rick, Neris, Amil, Airy from Shining Hearts. It seems the franchise this time took place a long time after the events of Shining Wind. Well, and the way SEGA combines characters from the previous game remind me the way CyberConnect did with .Hack//Link. Though, never mind, it’s just my association.^^

As well as the three previous Shining games (Shining Tears, Shining Wind, Shining Hearts), the artworks and character designs of Shining Blade were done by the talented ecchi artist Tony Taka, and they’re outstanding and attractive as always. Well, we’ve got a  cool Rage (Reiji? Whatever. Um, I’m not sure why I have this thought, but when saw him, I suddenly think of Ichigo Kurosaki^^;. Maybe because their orange hair and arrogant look???), a cold-looking but hot Yukihime who can transform as Rage’s sword_katana, the reappearance of Sakuya with a lot of moe modes, and many characters (mostly female) of Shining’s world.

(Oh my, they are moe^^) 

The gameplay this time is more action-oriented than Shining Hearts, but still follow the traditional RPG. The battle system is called Concerto, which allow player uses “strategy active real time”, emphasizing on the characters cooperation. And like the other Shining, depend on player’s selection and usage that causes the change of relationships later in the game.

Gameplay trailer:

Well, because I don’t have a PSP and I can’t read Japanese, I can’t play this game. However, it gets me interested when I read about it. The preview BGMs on the official website are sweet. And I really like the animated opening with the scenes made like an anime, with a great song named “Lorelei no Shi” (Lorelei’s Poem) performed by Lia (I’m searching for the full ver., but it seems they haven’t got it)

Official JP website:

http://shining-world.jp/blade/ 

Opening animation: