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Latest figure reviews, Dollfie Dream photoshoots, anime season thoughts, and other anime-related rants.
I’m a pretty hardcore TYPE-MOON otaku and old-school Gundam fanboy so you’ll see plenty of both here.
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Re:Zero Rem Custom Dollfie Dream

Protecting the smile of best girl Rem… It’s been almost two and a half years since I entered the world of Dollfie Dream and started my first custom Dollfie project, Arcueid Brunestud. It would take me another 8 months before I finally completed her (during which I ended up adopting an official Volks Saber Lily), after which I decided that would be the end of it and I would live happily ever after. Or so I thought… While 2016 was a shitty year in various other areas, it was a decent one for anime. More Gundam, more One adaptations, some …

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[F/GO] NP Damage Comparisons V2 (now with Grail Ascensions)

Reddit post: NP Damage Comparisons V2 (now with Grail Ascensions) from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: # Full Spreadsheet: * Spreadsheet (Read-only): https://1drv.ms/x/s!AsJUXPv8T0aZxLIjEENmjCznGfx4-A * Spreadsheet (Public editable): https://1drv.ms/x/s!AsJUXPv8T0aZxLJNLwv3gZjKO1EZbQ * Servant data: http://fate-go.cirnopedia.info/servant_all.php#nav * Damage calculation formula: http://blogs.nrvnqsr.com/entry.php/3309-How-is-damage-calculated # Changelog: * 2016-09-15 – Fixed Ruler Martha – Updated Medb with interlude – Added Illya and Chloe * 2016-08-22 – Added summer event part 2 servants * 2016-08-15 – Added summer event part 1 servants – Separated regular and grail ascended charts – Added in defence debuff modifiers – Fixed NPSP calculations (super effective multipliers weren’t being calculated correctly) – Added a few …

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[F/GO] Hand-made Fate/Grand Order Cards (V2)

Earlier this year, I made a bunch of Fate/Grand Order cards on a whim to hand out to Fate cosplayers and F/GO players at Sakura-con 2016. Being a last-minute idea, they were cheaply made using simple sheets of paper and some packing tape. Despite this, people loved them and I quickly ran out before the end of the 3-day con. And so, for this upcoming Anime Expo 2016, however, I decided to make a second batch of cards, but in larger quantities and much higher quality. Me in my Male Protagonist (Gudao) cosplay holding up my Team Basaka. Except replaced …

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Sakura-Con 2016

It’s that time of year again: Sakura-Con 2016! Sakura-Con is the largest anime convention in the north west, with over 20,000 attendees and held this year at the Washington State Convention Center (Seattle, Washington) between March 25-27th. This was my third year attending, having attended and blogged about both 2015 and 2014. This time around, I didn’t have any panel topics in mind so I just attended (once again) as volunteer staff this year for tournament gaming. The scheduling this year also wasn’t all that interesting so I spent most of my free time just wandering around looking for Fate …

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[F/GO] All Servant Summoning and Final Ascension Lines (Fate/Grand Order)

Summoning and final ascension lines for all 91 currently available Servants in Fate/Grand Order (as of 2016/03/07). Mashu not included and missing 4th ascension line for Santa Saber Alter (3rd ascension shown instead). Recorded by Keripo using Mobizen (Android screen mirroring app) and OBS (Open Broadcasting Software). Screen mirroring connection was over Wi-Fi and upscaled from 720p, so the quality’s a bit low in some areas and audio is slightly delayed. Here’s the timestamps 0:09 アーラシュ / Arash 0:35 アステリオス / Asterios 1:00 アタランテ / Atalanta 1:18 アルジュナ / Arjuna 1:50 アルテラ / Attila 2:17 アルトリア・ペンドラゴン / Artoria Pendragon 2:42 …

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[F/GO] The end of a long journey – all Servant smiles protected

Reddit post: The end of a long journey – all Servant smiles protected from grandorder Copy-pasted archives: Spoiler: In total: * 205 days * + 1143 pieces * + 1143 monuments * + 661 ascension items * + 100’s of millions of QP * + a lot of time, money, and dedication * = all 88 smiles protected :) Missed the screenshot for Scathach’s final ascension and stuck on 3rd ascension for Saber Alter (Santa) cause I missed most of the Christmas event, but that’s that. I’ll probably still roll tomorrow night for the new Kara no Kyoukai collab (cause …

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Dollfie Dream Stuff

Here’s a quick guide to getting started with buying stuff for your first (custom) Dollfie Dream. Wrote this up for a friend, might polish it up later if there’s interest. Arcueid obviously did some shopping last Christmas… Head mold This is arguably the most important part since it defines the shape of your character’s face. For pricing, you are best off going with standard head models. For anime style characters, the DDH07 or DDH09 heads are my recommendation. Note that they come unpainted. Buy from Volks store or second hand store or YAJ. Usually your second biggest cost next to …

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[F/GO] London Drop Rate Table

Reddit post: London Drop Rate Table from grandorder Copy-paste archive: Spoiler: Location|AP|Level|Infinity Gear|Forbidden Page|Homunculus Baby|Void Dust|Unlucky Bone|Runs :–|–:|–:|–:|–:|–:|–:|–:|–:| Regent Park|16|44|4|0|–|–|–|50 Clerkenwell|18|60|12|–|–|–|23|50 Old Street|15|42|7|–|–|–|–|50 Soho|16|44|3|–|7|11|–|50 City of London|15|42|–|–|9|–|–|50 White Chapel|15|42|5|–|–|0|–|50 Hyde Park|20|68|–|7|–|–|11|50 West Minister|16|44|–|–|6|–|7|50 Southwark|19|64|–|–|15|–|14|50 # Recommendations * **Infinity Gear**: Clerkenwell * **Forbidden Page**: Hyde Park * **Homunculus Baby**: Southwark * **Void Dust**: Just do regular ascension item dailies * **Unlucky Bone**: Fuyuki X-G is still better than Clerkenwell if you just need bones * **Monuments/pieces**: Just do regular ascension item dailies, the drop rate is way too low (I did not record, but it was insignificant) # Notes * Entries …

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[F/GO] NP Damage Comparisons

Reddit post: NP Damage Comparisons (aka the "Whose NP is better?" spreadsheet) from grandorder Copy-paste archive: Spoiler: # Full Spreadsheet Here’s the full spreadsheet: * Spreadsheet: http://1drv.ms/1OnZwOc * Servant profiles: http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/6110-Fate-Grand-Order-Gameplay-Profiles * Damage calculation formula: http://blogs.nrvnqsr.com/entry.php/3309-How-is-damage-calculated Changelog: * 2016/05/26: Added Alexander^ and Darius III^ and updated Jing Ke, Alexander, Lu Bu with Strengthening Quest buffs * 2016/05/06: Added Fate/Accel Zero servants per Chinese datamine, added note on Angra Mainyu, minor fixes * 2016/04/21: Updated Gilgamesh^ * 2016/04/20: Added all new event+America servants, bumped up all active buffs to lvl 6 instead of lvl 4 * 2016/03/13: Added Beowulf^ * 2016/03/10: …

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