Friday Night Life:

So it is Saturday night here in Kyoto, and I’ve been here most of the week. I completely forgot to post Monday Manga, and have decided to wait till I get back. 

In the meantime I will say that I have not been lazy. Somethings: Climbed Mt. Inari, toured the Imperial Palace, and as awesome as those are, I can top it. This tentacle toured Toei Studio. Yes the animation studio that brings you One Piece and Dragonball was fantastic to visit. 

Shockingly cherry blossoms were in late bloom this year, leading to this tentacle to see them this visit. Since my last visit a couple of years, I had never been to Osaka. Tomorrow changes this. So far, this trip has taken me to Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto.

Never realized how much I missed this city. Well that’s all for this brief edition of the tentacle ramblings.

From Kyoto with Love

~TG

Friday Night Life: Updates & Peach John does One Piece

So today’s quick note of Life, Manga, Anime and More: A late Friday Night Life coming to you on a Monday morning. Just call it a long weekend. . .

In 7 days, this tentacle will be headed back to it’s second homeland of the Rising Sun, where it will spend the majority of April. Post and manga reviews will be sparse this coming month, but I will try and schedule several series reviews.

This leads to a question of what content you might want to see for Monday Manga?

After April, or once I have covered the complete series of manga that I wish too, I’ll start looking into doing reviews as chapters come in. But this leads to a question, do you want a series review, or by chapter review, or a mix?

The assumption is that this tentacle would do it by series, so that you could figure out if it was worth your time to read. But I am open into what you would like to see.

Would you like anime reviews?

What about convention reviews?

Random adventures while traveling across Japan?

Feedback is welcomed.

In the mean time it seems Japanese lingerie maker Peach John has teamed up with One Piece to create a line of anime inspired lingerie.  Peach John They previously did a Sailor Moon series. I have noticed that the product line, actually looks functional.

I don’t see an English site translation, so I think it’s only available in JP.

Details here on their website

Update: Outside JP website here

Friday Night Life: Betty Boop

Boop boop be doop!

Growing up on a wide range of cartoons in the 80s brought us wonderfully bad things like Thundercats and Silverhawks. I was enamored by shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Woody Wood Pecker. I also enjoyed the classics and developed that first cartoon crush on a scandalous Betty Boop. I can across this make up tutorial the other day and had to share. This youtube user’s channel, Jbunzie, did a fantastic job.  Happy Friday.

Adam Savage did a Ted Talk about his love for Cosplay

While this isn’t an official scheduled blog entry, it’s more than worth sharing. As a plan my costume for this years Anime Cons and GenCon, I came across this Ted Talk done by Adam Savage on his love for doing cosplay. I felt it was worth a share.

Now to figure out which character from Samurai Champloo to do, Jin or Mugen this year for cons. Or maybe I should stick with the natural ginger theme and be Joui?

Drunk Tentacle Food: Bourbon Vanilla Waffles

Food for the drunk

2 cups flour (Tentacle Greg uses Hungry Jack, but a good pastry flour works best)

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk, for the lactose inclined)

1/4 cup oil (canola, not olive) you could try butter, but I would butter not

1/4 shot of vanilla extract

1/2 shot of your favorite maple syrup

2 shots of bourbon (TG uses Angel Envy Expressions Port Finish, the Rum finish is also good)

*If you need it, use 1/4 cup brown sugar to add more sweetness. Try adding a dash of cinnamon and curry (or cumin) for a spicy taste.

Mix it all together and throw it on the waffle iron.

Top with powdered sugar or what have you.