BlogTV/Wha-Chow this week

It's that time again. Get your calendars marked for another blogTV session this coming Wednesday at 5pm EST. Feel free to come and chat with me and ask me questions.

Come and sign up here - http://www.blogtv.com/people/MasakoX

Also, I will be guesting on Wha-Chow this week - http://wha-chow.podomatic.com/ - shortly after the blogTV cast. Tune in from 7pm Central to hear the hilarity with PsyGuy, LK, Shady and co!

Good morning, world!

This morning, I woke up. Well, this happens all the time so nothing special there. But this morning was different. Last night was truly wonderful. I am now in a relationship for the first time in my life. I have the greatest girlfriend in the world (I may not have experience, but I know this in my heart.) and all though this may be long distance, I know we can make this work.

Sure, it may seem sad that this is new to me at the age of 23, but this is a true milestone for me. After spending the majority of my life as an obese person, I felt that I could never have a normal life; that I would always be condemned to ridicule and hushed judgement. Granted, I am fairly optimistic and I felt fine about my size at the time because I kept thinking, 'How can I miss something I never had?'. In retrospect, it's tragic that I had lost my entire childhood and teenage years. But ultimately, I think it saved me from making any foolhardy decisions and getting hurt physically and emotionally more than I did; name-calling is nothing to me now. Now that I have reached a normal weight and can do anything I please, I know exactly what I want in life and I know that there is nothing holding me back and I can make measured decisions that are beneficial for all concerned. Hence this is why that I now feel like I have come full circle. I am a normal guy; eccentric, maybe quirky but intrinsically normal. I may not be a risk-taker, but I'm not a boring soul.

You may be wondering why I'm telling you this, but this is something I've wanted to do for 4 years and now I have, I feel elated. If you have read this, thank you - it pleases me that you care about my goings-on. :)


London MCM Expo

I just got back from the London Movie Comic Media Expo today and had a very good day - got to meet loads of fans and people that I've known for ages. I originally planned to go for 1 day to save money for Orlando, but since that sadly didn't happen - I felt rushed today. There's too much, you need to do a whole weekend.

I took part in a Rock Band Tournament with the rest of the TeamFourStar Rock Band (Hosagi, Sky and Whitesquall) where we came 2nd to OMGB& - it was a close call in Round 3, but the final fell down a little bit when our first choice of song wasn't on the list. x.x

In any case, I did have a good time and quite a lot of stuff - including a Metamo Figure brand Nagato figure, a Goku plushie as well as Tokyotoys' legendary Pocky Pack (6 big packs, 3 slim packs, Hi-Chew and some Hello Panda biscuits). Also, I had been tasked to find and try some Honey Milk Pocky by Jei-tan the other day, which I sadly was unable to find...but I found the next big thing - Caramel Milk (as good as butterscotch) Pocky which was just to die for! :O $3 each though! Worth every penny though. <3

So - had a good time and now got Formula One race to look forward to tomorrow which is awesome. Also, I bought Blur on Friday after trading in some games I don't play anymore; I was so close to trading in Bayonetta but I just couldn't do it - it's too insane to do that. XD

Welp, an eventful day! Oh yeah, massive props to the Nadesico cosplayers I saw! That made my day, especially the Ruri!


Show Reel GET!

I've done so much in the past 4 months that I felt like making a new video to showcase my skills in editing. This was the first time I was mixing a reel and I didn't feel the need to stretch out video - I had plenty to work with. That was such a blessing. Anyways, I thought I'd post it here.

MasaVox Lesson 5

Twice in one week?! Yep, you guessed it - here's the fifth lesson. Ideally I will have the sixth out next week. Anyways, for now, here is how to understand critiques.


BlogTV Strikes Again

Well, this week's BlogTV session is almost upon us - I shall be on from 5pm EST.

Join me here!

Unfortunately, the amount of time I'm on will have to be dictated by my brother when he chooses to be picked up from the station. Hopefully we should get a good session tonight. I'll most likely make this a weekly event if tonight goes well. I do enjoy them. :D

Pub lunches = Job interviews?

Seriously, today I went out for a pub lunch with mum to catch up after her week on vacation to find 3 different job interviews/meetings in the next week or so. I know there's even a fourth in the offing the week after that. What is it about pub lunches that suddenly bring on the queries? Was it the cajun chicken or the roasted peppers? o.o

Once I got over that bizarre event, I have to admit that they are a mixed bag of companies - one's quite interesting, one's to do with social events and the other is for a charitable organisation; 2 are paid, 1 isn't but it's for a good cause. Sad as it was for GAMME to be cancelled, it's at least positive to see that the time may be used towards my career.

Also, I'm getting ready for the London MCM Expo this weekend - I'm only going on the 29th (Saturday) as I thought I would be going to GAMME and didn't want to burn myself out with 2 successive weekends away from home but hey, I'll still get to the TFS Rock Band posse again which is always fun. :D

Also, LK released Episode 47 of YGOTAS last night which debuted fully both Kirbopher and the TFS posse. Go check it! It's spiffy sounding!


The MasaBlog goes live...

Hey everyone.

I've now uploaded a video linking to this blog. In it I update you all with my latest wheelings and dealings. One thing I mention is the addition of a PayPal button on the right of this page. I apologise for including it, but it's wholly optional and I won't be stopping giving you MasaVox and other voice acting tips. :)

I love you guys, you're the best thing that has happened to me - you've given me so much feedback and positivity when I've felt really low, like I've got something to live for. I owe you one.

Hope you guys are well and have a great day!

EDIT: I actually INCLUDED the video! XD

Kampfer: The Abridged Series (Episodes 1-3)

Since people have been wanting to know where episode 1 of Kampfer Abridged is, I thought I'd include it in this post along with episode 2 and 3. :)

Episode 3

Episode 2

Episode 1 (thanks to CaptainYoruichi/NarlyFang for uploading this for me!)

MasaVox Lesson 4

I'm really on a roll at the moment, I've got a new blog, new web chat column and now here I present to you the latest MasaVox. Also, lesson 5 should be out at the end of next week too. :D


MasaVox Season 2 - Part 1

For your viewing pleasure, the first of MasaVox - Season 2. :)

Lesson 3

Lesson 2

Lesson 1


Welp, it's about time I got a direct blog up and running. This will run with my Twitter, YT account and blip account.

Expect this as my main hub of communication. :D