First having a sexy Nishikino Maki image.
Now, let's start with the overall quality before we go to the thing I was slightly disappointed in.
Price: $16- $22
Quality: Heat resistant/non-shiney (But doesn't seem to curl with a curling iron)
Thickness: Average to somewhat disappointingly thin (Will expound on this later)
Color/Style: VERY close to the sample photos on actual but on cameras the color can vary of course
Wrapping it up:
One last bit, is the fact that it's just awful at the scalp area.
I've seen this sickness before in Grandyoung wigs, via friends and their wigs. And wished that I'll never encounter a wig with this issue.
This and the weird gloss of Grandyoung wigs caused me to stop buying that brand. But now even Lucaille has it which just narrows down my trusted brands to around 2: JIUWIHU and CosplayC/CosC which are both photogenic wigs.
It's not obvious from the front or sides though, just really messy on the top which really irritates the OC-ness in me. I've tried to brush it but it's not that simple to fix it seems. All in all, it's a good enough Maki wig or the price. But am no longer going to get Lucaille.
Appreciation vs Fame
It's something I just want for my efforts, am not looking for fame as I always vehemently say. I just want people to recognize my hard works and smile at me and say "Good work, Kuri! You did well!"
So am definitely happy with the responses I get from my few friends and awesome kind supporters. They are not fans, as fans are impersonal and it's alittle too snobbish for me to say that. I have no fans only supporters and friends (Which is sometimes one and the same)
There are more of these little features (From sites that declare me as fail, to those who are hands down astounded)
I still fail in the eyes of many people, but you know what? I actually have never been pleased with any of the outcomes in regards to shoots and costumes. There's always the regret, "I could've done this better..." and so on and so forth. But due to my ADHD tendencies it overwrites the OC-ness (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Obsessive Compulsiveness) it's honestly a weird psychological combination in me, and am not really proud of it as it's an embarrassing illness that's portrayed comically by even anime. But that's not the point here! These features are honestly heart-warming and I am forever grateful for them. Although I'd like to do better and WOW myself someday soon.
According to rumors from a japanese culture centric blogspot blog (Link Here)
Starting August 8, Japan will be trying to implement an anti-piracy campaign.
Yep, heard it right! That would mean all our fresh and raw sources of anime and manga would most definitely be stopped.
From our Perspective
Honestly, if quality CD's were readily available locally I wouldn't mind collecting and buying them for the sake of getting my anime fix. But seeing as we only have at least 2 stores that cater to that (And they're not exactly 'legit') it's not the best option.
And even if blu-ray disks would come out online, not only does that mean that the series has already ended. It can also mean a longer wait due to shipping and possibly customs. And customs aren't the best place to get your goods stuck in.
For people who dislike english and local dubbed anime, like myself. I don't think we'd hesitate to pay for these streaming sites. Main issue is, the convenience of actually getting to watch a series at your leisure is part of what makes the hobby. There's also a huge fanbase of people who make PV's, .GIF's, and the likes that actually garner more audience for a series. It's a form of advertising and spreading the love for a series. If they stop the torrent sites, they basically stop people from making quality fan based art.
CD wise, this is a seriously depressing topic, CD's aren't released as early and the subs would take ages to happen more so if we're going to wait for the series to be localized (But damn, who wants that?)
For Manga, I guess not a lot of issues as you just have to invest a little more in getting the books from bookstores abroad. Which will be unfortunately taxed when it gets here. It's all about money really. Or maybe, we can cross our fingers and someday a Kinokuniya branch would actually take interest in making a store here.d
As supposedly the act of pirating these forms of entertainment is garnering losses of 5.5 Billion in yen.