Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Here's the Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed card I made. It features Dido (the Minamata family cat, as Captain Misato Katsuragi) and Sachiel (the third "angel" in the anime series) making nice, with Tokyo-3 in the background and a heart-shaped AT field in the sky. The words are kinda a rough approximation of "Happy Valentine Day!". 

My boyfriend and I are big fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion -- he's got the entire tv series on dvd in the special metal case with the printed graphics. Excitingly, series creator Hideaki Anno is in the midst of revamping the series and reformatting it into a series of four movies, two of which have already been released and a third is being released this year. We've seen the first two parts so far and although I'll have to see all four to make any decent comparisons, I have to say Evangelion has never looked better. 

Yes, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a giant robot show, but its forays into mysticism and psychology and plain ol' weirdness set it apart in my mind. The angels (crazy alien-looking creatures that are bent on destroying humanity) are all incredibly imaginative and the art is second to none. Give it a shot, it's an anime classic!

I received four LEGO minifigures for Valentine's this year. I'm pretty psyched! I've gotten back into LEGO recently, after I reorganized my collection back home in Toronto. I got Hillside House for my birthday, a terrific 3-1 set; it comes with three sets of instructions so you can build three different house types!

The minifigs come in little plastic tear packages (not blind boxes!) so if you are very dedicated and not self-conscious you can stand at a display and try to feel for distinctive shapes inside the packages in hopes of getting a particular figure. I managed to pick out the artist minifig in series four -- my boyfriend went out on his own and felt up tons of series four packages and was able to get me the geisha minifig I wanted! How sweet is that?

And here's the Valentine's card I made last year, with our trusty Dido as Servbot from Marvel vs. Capcom 3. M.O.D.O.K. (Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing) was a new and particularly distinctive addition to the roster!


Anonymous said...

I love your cards Julia!

Julia Minamata said...

Awww, thanks! :D