Wednesday, June 3, 2009

From Tokyo to TOA: Akiba*Doujin Documentary by ahbonk

A few days ago, we had a online video conference conducted by Hazmer aka ahbonk in my college, he talked about the Doujin Game Culture in Japan (he's currently in Japan XD ).

He mentioned about some famous doujin works like The Voice Of A Distance Star, 5cmpersec, Supercell, Mikumiku Dance (my favourite... XD), Meltyblood by Type-moon, Ragnarok Battle Offline and etc etc...

He also showed us the documentation about Akihabara desu~
And as expected, Akihabara aka Akiba BANZAI~ <3 href="">


From Tokyo to TOA: Doujin Game Presentation (on that day)....

Phew, finally the presentation has finished. It was nice to see familiar faces in The One Academy again, no matter how pixelated they were :P Man, I miss teaching! Once it was all done, can't help but feel a little lonely (this is where you go "awwwwwwwwwwwwww...")

fyi, I was invited to give a live video feed presentation to The One Academy students, talking about doujin culture and how you can be part of the ever-growing independent spirit.

Thanks to Sook Chiung, Wei Peow and the rest of the team, the session went on smoothly, though there were a few disconnections here and there. Super big arigatou to them!

Before the pressie, Yee Lean enthusiastically showed the V sign to me, hehe. It was as if the students were in Tokyo themselves, considering how common the V sign is here! Pictured also are Benjamin and Sora, otakus themselves I'm sure :P

Poor Joanne. She had to carry that camera so that I could see the audience and my own slides. And look at Sook Chiung's worried face lol. I'm sure this is where she went "Talk S-L-O-W-E-R". Thanks so much, you two. Will you both marry me?

We started with a little exercise session to test the Internet lag. Even from Tokyo, I could control their arms bwahahahaha. Pictured are Aurelia (o rly ah?), Zheng Hong aka "Lechaoz the Level 80 Paladin" xD and Wahyu, the dude who likes to take videos in female toilets.

I talked a little bit about myself, and this is where my /IF/ pictures come in. Nerds rule!

When I showed a pic of some japanese girls (aka my girlfriends) wearing some Tokyo Fashion, Kellie the fashionista seemed to be in awe. "Wah where can I get that skirt..."

My boss Sweii was there, and so was her boss! Beside her is Tatsun, The One Academy's principal. Yikes *nervous*

This is either Wahyu fully paying attention to my presentation, or he's just acting cool in front of Reuben's camera. I'm betting the latter lol

Wow some students DO pay attention. I'm surprised :P

My intention was to make the presentation have a lot of lawls, which turned out to be a success :D Love the laugh on this dude! Diana and Tanyus behind showed everyone their beautiful teeth, and Ifa seemed puzzled "Eh what's so funny?"

Selvia, on the other hand, was bored. Aiyoh Selvia, sakit hati aku tengok gambar ni!

The moral of the story is that you guys have talent, and a whole lot of tools out there are free, so go out there and do great stuff! Thanks so much for coming guys!

Just an additional note, I would like to congratulate two of my favourite students in The One, Yiwei (Hey where's Yenn?!) and Chen aka Mak Datuk. They did so well in their games that they were also invited to give a presentation. You both make me and The One Academy proud!

Thanks to Reuben, Aurelia and Benjamin for the pics!


We also got 5 myths preventing an artist from being a great artist during the presentation, given by ahbonk as well =D (his advices for them is the sentence in the brackets)

-"People nowadays scare to make mistake"... ~( need to make mistake to aviod them = =; )

-"I need to work to get experience"..~(do both. "benefits your work, not make you work slave =X ...)

-"Low pay in independent development"...~(bad economy to get game industry to run =( )

-"Government support for the creative industry is weak"...~(prove to them it's worth being supported =D)

*I love this one...

-"Nothing to offer, it will be plain suck"...~(You are a designer, do you know that 95% games out there are FUGLY? lol...)

Seriously, this presentation REALLY OPENED my eyes towards the 'Power Of Doujinshi'...

I want to go to Japan..............

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