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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Polysics: I MY ME MINE

Lucy sent me this music last week, and I really like it! I found the music video on YouTube, so enjoy! I especially like the piano part (around 1:24)

I must say... strange music video though >_>

Hot rice from cold water

A group of researchers in Japan has developed a new type of non-perishable food pack, called “Hotto! Raisu” (Hot Rice), that is capable of producing hot rice with the addition of cold water.

By subjecting rice to 4,000 times normal atmospheric pressure, the developers were able to preserve rice for long periods in a soft form that holds moisture. When water is poured over an exothermic agent in the pack, steam warms the rice contained within, and after about 15 minutes, the dish is piping hot.

More here.

~For Meyume: Happy Birthday~

Hey Meyume,
I heard from a little birdy that it was your day and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday. I also heard from another source that you liked ants so enjoy the pic. In any event, from all of us on ani-pock may your special days be filled with surprises. Hope you get everything ask for.

Happy 17th, from the ani-pock community!

Remix this wolfie!!

Wolfie (Emms), has drawn this amazingly you-must-hug-it wolfie!! For all those digital artists out there, remix this wolfie into something! Say a shirt, cup, new cereal, pokemon card, or photoshop it into a magestic landscape! (I'm thinking of putting it somewhere in a Bambi or Lion King screen shot). Or make a new coca cola bottle! (Wolfi-ola?) Be creatve and post your result in the comments section!! Thanks wolfieee!

Click image to get original size (higher quality).

Here is an example of an old Wolfie remix I made:
Update #1: Here is my submission!! (Pocky)

Lovely Complex Anime


<33 Mitsuke

Japanese TV: Water commercial

So apparently this "diet" (@_@) water is so good that a sloth would even workout for one:

Awesome Japanese Gameshows: Haneru no Tobira

Via JapanProbe:
"Contestants must write the four cardinal directions (North, South, East, West) on the wheel with a marker. If they are able to complete this task, they must then jump to the safety platform."

More clips of that game: here.

PunkChick's Poll

PunkChick asks...

Human Pocky

There where rumors at Kawaii-kon about a box of Pocky walking about. I cough a glance the of the box the day before, with hopes of seeing it again the next day I brought my camera and took this photo.

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(note this is not me)

Fastest Secretary In The World

Fastest Secretary In The World - Click Here for more great videos and pictures!

Cosplay Headache Cap~!

Haaaai~! Purly here!

Sorry to have kept you all waiting~ I finally got started on the prototype of my new ubercute cap with ears on top! <3


I have to have it ready by tomorrow, when I'll be sewing the real deal on my granny's sewing machine, so I gotta hurry~~~~

Here's a picture of the cutout I thought up and pinned together:

The measurements of the hat are based on my own head. Mine is bigger then most girls my age... Ah anyway, I measured my head over the top from ear to ear and a circle around where I want it to sit, and devided both in two, ya know, cuz it's made out of two halves XD

I'm making it out of two layers of pink fleece, and the buttons will be covered with navy felt. Always liked that color combination <3

Feel free to use the template to make your own hat. Don't forget to take a picture when you do, I'ld totally LOVE to see what you guys look like <3

Love ya, and now I gotta get to work~!

May 2nd for Music Fans.

As HappY as this day is for some, it also is a day of mourning for others.
For some reason, people STILL seem to mix up "hide" (pronounced "he" as in "HE DID IT", "de" as in "day") with "Hyde" (pronounced "Hai" as in "HI!", "do" as in "dough". The English pronunciation is also used since it's supposed to be an English name.) from L'Arc~en~Ciel.
So for the second year in a row, I'm writing this, again (with a few changes) in hopes further confusion can be avoided.

May 2nd...
Anniversary of Hideto Matsumoto's (hide) death :(
Heavily influenced by KISS during junior high, hide's love of music started.
1981 -1986 hide led the indie band Saver Tiger (later, Yokosuka Saver Tiger) .
1983 he started "cosmetology and fashion school", graduated with an award in 1984 and soon received his beautician license.
1987 Yoshiki of X , asked hide to join in which hide became lead guitarist and song writer including "Scars", "Love Replica", and "Sadistic Desire".
During his time with "X", he hired a band and worked on solo albums "Hide your Face" in 1994 and with his popularity he recorded his second album "Psyence" in 1996.

After X (then, X-Japan) broke up in 1997, he even went as far as working with Zilch (an American band) in hopes of doing what "X" couldn't and break into the American Market.
After his time there he went back to the back up band that helped him with his first solo album and thus "hide with Spread Beaver" was born.
Unfortunately during the making of Ja, Zoo their first album, and talking with Yoshiki on reuniting X-Japan... hide was found dead, hung to a doorknob on May 2nd 1998.

"Pink Spider" was awarded the Japanese International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The remainder of the album and performances were made by voice samples and help from his brother, Hiroshi Matsumoto.
50,000+ people came to hide's funeral where the former members of X-Japan tributed him by singing "Forever Love".
The hide museum in Yokosuka was made in his honour but went down in Sept25th, 2005 due to the lack of funds...

Several tribute albums have been released including "hide Tribute: Spirits" released in 1999 which has the likes of GLAY, Siam Shade, Buck-Tick, Luna Sea, and old band mates I.N.A, Pata, heath, and Yoshiki (to name a few) re-doing hide's notable songs. 2000 "Psychommunity", and 2004 "King of Psyborg Rock Star" which includes live performances, re-mixes, and hide only, X songs.
I can only have the "Spirits" CD. :(
To this day, the "hide" section in many music stores are still sold out.

Even though this day marks the end of an era... in March of this year, Toshi (of X) announced that he a Yoshiki (of X) have started working together and hope to reform the band later this year.

Happy Birthday, Princess Rose!

From Japan and from Canada, and all other nations,
We all wish you merry from our round-the-world stations.
May your cake be delicious and your presents be grand,
And to make your day special, let us give you a hand.
Know that none of us Pockers would wish you sorrow,
Not today, nor Tuesday, or three days from tomorrow.
May this occasion be so happy it would blow you away,
And from all us at Ani-Pock, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

May of '07

The May Members List is up, and guess what you should all do the second after you read this?

ZOOM OFF and clickclicktypetypetypeclick, and post!

Wouldn't you just feel dandy knowing you voiced your thoughts today? n_n

Click on the Member page and go for it! If your a member, leave a comment, if your not a member, leave a comment anyway!

(Do remember that anything can be a quote, yes?)

Hey I want to see more cool stuff!!

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