Thursday, May 5, 2011

Noblesse, SSDD, and Visa woes

I've been reading this new manwha series recommended by one of my friends...and it's strangely captivating. The characters that are introduced are plenty, and they all look beautiful. The bishounen effect is amazing LOL. The storyline moves pretty fast and there is some comic relief usually on the last couple pages of each chapter. 

Shamelessly copied from Wikipedia...^__^'
Noblesse is about a powerful, noble vampire - Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (also called Rai) - who has been asleep for 820 years with no knowledge of mankind's advancement and scientific successes. He has recently woken up in an abandoned building in South Korea. He is starting to get used to the modern world, often with the much-needed help of his loyal servant, Frankenstein. Rai enrolls in Ye Ran high school and inadvertently befriended Shinwoo - an athletic teenager, Ik-Han - a computer geek, Yuuna and a few others. Noblesse follows the group's often dangerous adventures against a secret organization while uncovering Rai's past.

The illustrations are lovely...but the only thing really lacking about this series is character development. They introduce many characters...but you don't see too much of them for some parts of the series because the story has moved on to another 'arc' in the plot...
But it still doesn't stop me from reading it :) You can read the manhwa here.

On other news, I can't believe it's May already! I really need to go into hyper drive and complete the stuff for Anime North!!! Work has been good, sure it's a bit monotonous but it's an easy way to earn money and the people are nice. From what I gather though is that there is some tension others have with the company and how they like to cut corners and what not. That doesn't surprise me, considering I think all companies try to do that. I view this as a temporary thing for me right now...cause I don't want to be stuck there for years...I would get quite depressed actually. Some of the workers there have been there for 6 years! I don't know how they do it...but I guess it's convenient for them and they know what to expect. 

SSDD. Same Shit, Different Day. LOL

Last night I tried to put through a group order that Alice, my sister and I were going to get from Luts. Oh man...their system crashed or something and although it showed up as the transaction failed, they charged my credit anyways! I didn't check my e-mail at first because on the site it says it's just 'failed'. So I canceled it and tried again. 4 more times. 
Now, at that point my card was denied on the spot. I thought it was odd since I just paid something on it with paypal a few hours earlier and that went through fine. After a bunch of 'canceled' orders on Luts, I gave up and just posted a question on their Q&A board, because by then I noticed the first transaction went through. (After many e-mail confirmations for order payments and cancellations..oops.) That's fine and dandy, good to know it went through, however, there's nothing that shows up in my order status on Luts. I'm still waiting for them to respond back to me, because if I Paid for nothing, I'm going to be so annoyed. 

However, earlier today I tried to pay for gas, and my card was denied. After 30 minutes of talking to a representative at Visa, I finally got everything working again because they had blocked my credit card! Apprently, Luts is weird to, making a pretty large payment when I have done so on my credit card probably would put up some caution flags...
It was pretty embarrassing though when my card got denied at the gas station...good thing dad was there to help me pay because I didn't have cash on me to pay.. >__<;

Oh Visa, such a love/hate relationship...LOL

Time for some BJD spam! Here is Ventus with his violin... :) Those Kips really do work...he wouldn't have been able to hold this pose without them, that's for sure. I've been asking myself lately if I have a favorite doll out of the ones I own...and it's hard to say who I like best. Lately I've been giving my attention to Ven though...he's so adorable. I'm currently babysitting a lot of dolls in my room right now from other people, and Ven is the only boy in the group. He's got a harem?! LOL


  1. Oooh, pretty violin! I wish the one I have came with a case. :(

  2. Yours didn't come with a case?!

  3. Oh I just same violin for my supia rosy ^_^ It's quite neat!

  4. Hehe, where did you get yours Bunnie? I got mine at the Salisbury Cathedral gift shop in the UK. LOL