Hello friends. Quick update on why I've been away. I've been working frenziedly on a cosplay project for Everfree NW, the Seattle brony convention this weekend. I finished the cosplay, so that huge time sink is now over. I will be able to resume posting regularly after this weekend.
For those of you attending Everfree NW this weekend, I don't want to give it away, but I will be wearing a full-body cosplay that is NOT a fursuit, and it involves a 3D printed mask. If you're around, come say 'hi!'
Thanks to all of you for your patience. I have much to post.
You may remember UNIQLO's T-Shirt Contest from a year ago where they asked fans to submit Nintendo designs for a line of T-Shirts that would later be produced. They got over 16,000 submissions, a record for them! Now all of their t-shirt winners are featured on their website. They will become available for purchase on the 18th of May.
A Krystal-related shirt was a long shot from the beginning. We knew that. However, one Star Fox entry was selected to become a t-shirt. It shows two dogfights: one between Fox and Wolf, and the other between Slippy and Pigma. It's got a rather unusual semi-realistic style combined with a very limited color palette. It was designed by David Ricardo and Flores Gomez of Mexico. Unfortunately, this shirt design is only being produced in "Kids" sizes.
I like most of the shirt designs, especially the Kirby one (which is unfortunately only available in Kids sizes). What about you? Are you going to pick up any of these shirts?
Vulpine Media has sent me 20 more photos, including photos of Ayano sporting her new Zero Suit like Samus's suit from Metroid.
While we were shooting photos and video on Saturday and Sunday, a gentleman who goes by Cerivano hung out with us and took some photos of Ayano. He sent me all 38 photos he shot and I have uploaded them as well. You can see even more photos of Ayano's Zero Suit Samus costume among his photos.
Nicki Tens is a fursuit and kigurumi cosplayer. Notably, she focuses on kigurumi furry characters, which is pretty rare in the world of cosplay (Ayano being another). She's played many characters over the years, but she is probably best known for her Bridget cosplay. Starting this summer, Nicki is learning mask-making with the hopes of being able to produce her own cosplay masks. Her first project: Krystal. If successful, this will be the first 3D printed Krystal cosplay.
She's currently experimenting with a 3D printer and will be posting regular updates to her Twitter feed. Check it out and follow her progress!
I've just uploaded the first 64 Furry Fiesta 2017 images from Vulpine Media to Flickr. Check out all the photos in the album at glorious full resolution! There are some pretty cool shots in there already. All these images have been added to the Krystal Cosplay Group as well.
Vulpine Media took over 1700 photos. That's a lot to organize and edit. I will update the flickr album with new photos as he sends them to me. Thanks again to Vulpine Media for taking photos at the convention and allowing us to post these. Keep up the good work!
A few days ago, UndyingNephalim posted another video showing off some new locations for Star Fox: Event Horizon. No word on when the next demo will come out, but for now, enjoy the absolutely insanely hectic footage of Planet Kew (from the Kursed ending of Star Fox Command), the Aparoid Homeworld (Assault), and Sector Omega Ω (from Star Fox Zero).
Thanks to Mr. Brownstone for the heads up.
Nintendo announced a new Nintendo Direct tomorrow afternoon at 3PM Pacific (6PM Eastern). The main focus will be Splatoon 2 and ARMS, but there will apparently be some 3DS info as well. You can watch the stream at Nintendo.com or Twitch.tv.
As usual, I have prepared a stream-watching chatroom. Just go to the chatroom page, choose a nickname, and use the password 'vixen' to enter. I'm online now if you want to chat today.
Man, I really didn't want to cover this story, but it looks like it has grown too big to ignore. Here's the summary:
- A comedian named Nick Robinson made a mildly inappropriate joke related to Krystal on Twitter. I won't repeat the joke here due to the wide range of ages that view the Krystal Archive.
- Notable clown feminist, Anita Sarkeesian, proceeded to be over-the-top outraged, which is her normal state.
- Using her perceived moral superiority, she attempted to use the situation to promote herself and her videos.
Basically business as usual for the professional victims and internet jokesters. Everybody knows that Krystal is attractive, she was literally designed that way. Everyone is furry for Krystal, this has been known for a decade now. Everyone knows that Anita Sarkeesian is the bigger joke in this story.
This internet spat is dumb and I hope it goes away.
PS: I do still plan to address the Anita Sarkeesian's infamous first "Damsels" video, don't worry.
Vulpine Media, the guy doing photos for us at Furry Fiesta 2017, has posted a short video of Ayano Harumaki doing some poses outside at the convention hotel. I even make a brief appearance in the video. Vulpine Media only took two videos: this one, and the fursuit parade. The rest of his time was doing photography. You can check out the fursuit parade video below. Krystal and the Fox McCloud cosplayer (Wolfenpilot687) both appear at 17:37.
Gatebox, the "Virtual Home Robot", is a clever new invention coming in December 2017 to Japan. The idea to put a human face on a virtual assistant is an old one, but this is probably the cutest attempt so far. The holographic display shows a cute girl who's artificial intelligence responses and personality are designed to make her more wife-like. A literal waifu bot that reminds you to take an umbrella when it's supposed to rain, who encourages you to come home when staying late at work, and who tries to make the home comfortable through lighting and air conditioning control.
The default character, Azuma Hikari (pictured in the video above), will be available at release. After that, the company plans to implement new characters and personalities to suit any taste. Which brings us to today's announcement.
The Gatebox company has announced a partnership with several Japanese companies with prominent... shall we say, "waifu material." These include Crypton Future Media for their Vocaloid Hatsune Miku character, and Nintendo for their characters Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Samus Aran, and Krystal!
As soon as photos or videos become available, I'll post them here. Gatebox is available for preorder now. It is a bit pricy at 298,000 yen (about $2,600). However, for Krystal, *I* might even get one... you know... for science!
Happy April Fools Day 2017! I'm glad you guys liked this joke. To be fair, every single thing about this joke is actually true. Gatebox is a real thing. It's really coming out in December. They really are going to have new characters in the future. I just don't know who those characters will be. I doubt it'll be Nintendo characters.