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Mortal Kombat Cosplay: Jade (Kristen Hughey) Cosplay 14 AUG 2013

American cosplayer Kristen Hughey goes green and tackles one of the most sexy characters to ever adorn a fighting game franchise – bringing to life none other than the deadly temptress with a staff, Jade!

Starting out life as an unplayable secret character in Mortal Kombat II, Jade has since moved on to become a popular character in her own right.

In Mortal Kombat, the 2011 reboot of the series, Jade is a member of the Edenian noble family that served Shao Kahn once he conquered their realm. Given to Shao Kahn when she was still just a child, she has undergone years of rigorous training and service as an assassin for Shao Kahn, earning a reputation as an agile and stealthy warrior, and eventually awarded the position of a bodyguard to Princess Kitana.

Which is probably a good thing seeing as she is also noted to be one of most powerful characters in the series gameplay-wise.

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The Sensational She-Hulk Cosplay: Jennifer Susan Walters (Belle Chere) Cosplay 27 JAN 2013

Popular American cosplayer Belle Chere goes completely green and rips her little lawyer outfit in the process, bringing to life Jennifer Susan Walters, a.ka. The Sensational She-Hulk!

She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Susan Walters has been a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, the Defenders, Fantastic Force, and S.H.I.E.L.D. A highly skilled lawyer, she has served as legal counsel to various superheroes on numerous occasions. She also just happens to be the cousin of Bruce Banner, better known as the Incredible Hulk.

She is the small and somewhat shy daughter of Los Angeles County Sheriff William Morris Walters and Elaine (née Banner) Walters (who died in a car crash when Jennifer was seventeen). Operatives of Nicholas Trask, a crime boss who had crossed paths with her father, shot and seriously wounded her on a day that Bruce Banner happened to be in town for a visit. Since no other donors with her blood type were available, Banner provided his own blood for a transfusion; as they already shared the same blood type and DNA, his radioactive blood, combined with her anger transformed Jennifer into the green-skinned She-Hulk when the mobsters tried to finish her off at the hospital.

As She-Hulk, Jennifer possessed powers similar to those of her cousin, though at a reduced level. She also possessed a less monstrous, more amazonian appearance. Initially, the transformation to her She-Hulk form was triggered (as with Bruce Banner’s) by anger. Like her cousin Bruce, his counterpart, the Leader, Doc Samson, and most other persons mutated by exposure to Gamma Radiation over the years, her mutated form was originally explained as being molded by her subconscious desire to look like the ideal woman. She eventually gains control of her transformations when Michael Morbius cures her of a lethal blood disease.

Originally ill-tempered and violent, she is now depicted as a fun-loving, kind, empathetic, yet still feisty woman who frequently uses humor when fighting. She has stated that she does not want to kill her foes, especially ones that she has already subdued.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Hulk

Sensational She-Hulk Cosplay: She-Hulk (Belle Chere) Cosplay 13 JUN 2012

Popular American cosplayer Belle Chere goes completely green and rips her little lawyer outfit in the process, bringing to life Jennifer Susan Walters, a.ka. The Sensational She-Hulk!

She-Hulk, also known as Jennifer Susan Walters has been a member of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, the Defenders, Fantastic Force, and S.H.I.E.L.D. A highly skilled lawyer, she has served as legal counsel to various superheroes on numerous occasions. She also just happens to be the cousin of Bruce Banner, better known as the Incredible Hulk.

She is the small and somewhat shy daughter of Los Angeles County Sheriff William Morris Walters and Elaine (née Banner) Walters (who died in a car crash when Jennifer was seventeen). Operatives of Nicholas Trask, a crime boss who had crossed paths with her father, shot and seriously wounded her on a day that Bruce Banner happened to be in town for a visit. Since no other donors with her blood type were available, Banner provided his own blood for a transfusion; as they already shared the same blood type and DNA, his radioactive blood, combined with her anger transformed Jennifer into the green-skinned She-Hulk when the mobsters tried to finish her off at the hospital.

As She-Hulk, Jennifer possessed powers similar to those of her cousin, though at a reduced level. She also possessed a less monstrous, more amazonian appearance. Initially, the transformation to her She-Hulk form was triggered (as with Bruce Banner’s) by anger. Like her cousin Bruce, his counterpart, the Leader, Doc Samson, and most other persons mutated by exposure to Gamma Radiation over the years, her mutated form was originally explained as being molded by her subconscious desire to look like the ideal woman. She eventually gains control of her transformations when Michael Morbius cures her of a lethal blood disease.

Originally ill-tempered and violent, she is now depicted as a fun-loving, kind, empathetic, yet still feisty woman who frequently uses humor when fighting. She has stated that she does not want to kill her foes, especially ones that she has already subdued.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Hulk

Mortal Kombat Cosplay Quickie: Jade (Unidentified) Cosplay 08 JUN 2012

An unknown cosplayer goes green and tackles one of the most sexy characters to ever adorn a fighting game franchise – bringing to life none other than the deadly temptress with a staff, Jade!

Starting out life as an unplayable secret character in Mortal Kombat II, Jade has since moved on to become a popular character in her own right.

In Mortal Kombat, the 2011 reboot of the series, Jade is a member of the Edenian noble family that served Shao Kahn once he conquered their realm. Given to Shao Kahn when she was still just a child, she has undergone years of rigorous training and service as an assassin for Shao Kahn, earning a reputation as an agile and stealthy warrior, and eventually awarded the position of a bodyguard to Princess Kitana.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_%28Mortal_Kombat%29

Young Justice Cosplay: Miss Martian (Yashuntafun) Cosplay 22 APR 2012

Cosplayer Yashuntafun has a little bit of fun with this one, bringing to life (and placing her in a far more relaxing environment) the young and inexperienced hero, Miss Martian (a.k.a. Megan Morse) from the entertaining Young Justice animated series.

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Touhou Project Cosplay Quickie: Hong Meiling (Eko ii) Cosplay 14 MAR 2012

Chinese cosplayer Eko (ii) visits the Touhou Project gaming franchise for today’s cosplay quickie, donning the greent outfit of one Hong Meiling.

In the series, Hong Meiling is a youkai, though it isn’t currently known which specific category she actually belongs to. She’s the gatekeeper of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and is known for her mastery of the martial arts, part of which can be seen from her movement which is performed with Shin-Kyaku (a move in Chinese martial arts).

Related Link: http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Hong_Meiling

Mashie Play at Wagner’s Golf Academy My Life 16 AUG 2011

A couple of Saturdays ago I joined my brother-in-law Rob for a round of 18 at Wagner’s Golf Academy in Durbanville, originally a driving range only operation, but now expanded with a little mashie course on the side, perfect to polish one’s short game in other words.

Now I have never been on a mashie course before, and what I knew about the term “mashie course” was pretty dangerous – it’s just a small little golf course isn’t it? So on arrival, Rob ordered himself some breakfast while I grabbed a bucket of balls for the driving range, intent on shaking loose the cobwebs seeing as I haven’t swung a golf club for well over a year now! Anyway, armed with the knowledge of “small golf course”, I practiced with a club range from my five iron through to the nine iron, actually firing off plenty of decent strokes, so much so that I walked back to Rob pretty chuffed with my pre-game form!

Of course, it was at this point he presented the score card which detailed the holes’ lengths – most of which fall well under 100 metres, meaning that had I actually wanted to practice properly, I should only have broken out my pitching wedge – because that and your putter are basically the only clubs you’ll be needing on the course!!

Playing 18 holes is pretty cheap, I think it cost me R70, plus a little extra because I needed to buy balls seeing as my bag was empty, and the playtime ended up being a couple of hours, though that said we were stuck for a bit behind a slow moving group and of course had to make a half way stop for that obligatory beer!

The course for the most part is in pretty good nick, only one or two of the greens aren’t up to scratch, it’s fairly accessible and provides a nice stroll around the nine holes (different tee off spots make up the 18 count), and there are a couple of nasty obstructions that have been planted in your way to make things tricky, from bunkers, ditches, trees, shrubbery, right through to low overhanging power lines on the eighteenth!

It turns out that Rob is actually fairly decent with the clubs, and he ended up with some fantastic shots and a good score, while I on the other hand proved once again that apart from hitting balls a fair distance (which I demonstrated time and time again), there really is little else I can actually do right! (Well, my putting wasn’t all that bad, now that I think about it.)

I struggled the whole way through, for the most part using far too much power on each and every stroke, resulting in numerous lost balls (on a mashie course!?!) and lots of scavenging trips down into the river for Rob (seeing as he is so eager). In other words, if it wasn’t for the shot limiting “ring” system, my scorecard would have looked pretty bleak.

Anyway, at the end of the day though, I didn’t hit any cars, thoroughly enjoyed the outing, and have decided that I now need to practice along the side of the house before I attempt it again – because make no mistake, it really was THAT lekker an outing! :)

(Besides, can’t have the brother-in-law thinking that he is better than me and all that… :P)

Imperfect Hero (Volume 1) Manga | My Reviews 13 SEP 2008

Imperfect HeroYuji Midorikawa is your typical high school student who has a secret identity: He is Green in the high school battalion unit, Gakusei 5 (G5 for short). G5 is the special unit trained to fight and protect Earth against the invasion of the dreaded Galactic force Gurdark and its sexy queen Mayura. But Green has a problem. He can’t really fight, and always ends up hiding behind his other team mates. What ensues is a witty and wild ride as our Imperfect Hero struggles to maintain his reputation as a guardian of earth while keeping up his grade point average in school!

The Gurdark is an evil underground dwelling people who seem intent on conquering the surface world for the glory of their leader, Supreme General Zaros. However, their top warrior in the form of the malicious queen Mayura suffers a major setback when the heroic, colourful school heroes, Gakusei 5, blast off her horn, transforming her into a naughty spoiled brat who deserts the Gurdark for a mission of finding a new boyfriend on the surface world – much to the annoyance of the cowardly and slightly unpopular with the fans, G-Green… who also happens to be our hapless hero for this story.

Volume 1 introduces us to the Gakusei 5, five ordinary students who have been tasked with protecting our world from the Gurdark invasion and have been blessed with the power to transform into the mighty Gakusei 5, with each hero being assigned to a specific colour suit (which happens to look exactly like those of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers just by the way!)

Yuji is the particular focus of our story and we learn a little bit more about him and his insecurities before his entire world gets turned upside down when a slightly confused Mayura arrives on his doorstop and starts living with him – leading to all sorts of madcap adventures as Yuji juggles with his secret identity and the almost impossible job of keeping Mayura’s secret safe from the rest of his teammates!

Not too much is known about the creator of Imperfect Hero out here in the West, but for the record Nankin Gureko is the man behind the typewriter, pencil and brush duties for this title.

Now I’m not sure which came first, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Gakusei 5, but it is pretty clear that one of the two is parodying the other. Imperfect Hero really is a silly little romp that throws in cute, over the top humour dealing mostly with our wimpy hero and the situations he is placed into whereby his loyalty to the Gakusei 5 is often challenged by the loveable, yet demanding Mayura.

The depth of story is never intended to be anything more than some sitcom funny moments and as such the writing on Imperfect Hero is pretty light and aimed at stuffing in as many humorous situations as what Gureko can possibly come up with. It might be aimed at younger readers, but be warned that there is one or two little mild ecchi comedy moments and the occasional panty and nipple do get a quick flash – though if you see the costumes of the main villainess then you wouldn’t be all that surprised I guess!

Gureko’s characters have a very cartoony and fun feel and look to them and he manages to capture the tongue in cheek way the story is written with his pencils perfectly. There is a lot of exaggerated poses and facial expressions flung around, as well as a lot of super-deformed caricatures for whenever the situation demands it.

His backgrounds certainly aren’t too bad and are mostly nicely detailed, but the one complaint I do have about his art is the extremely heavy hand he possesses when it comes to screentone, literally spoiling almost all of his art with heavy and quite often inaccurate screentone application. This does detract a lot from his otherwise passable art and it really does become annoyingly overbearing at times.

Overall, Imperfect Hero is an over the top, silly little romp with hints of Power Rangers madness and some really funny little moments. It certainly isn’t a masterpiece and probably won’t have you laughing out loud, but it is an enjoyable little effort, especially if you looking for something cute, light and amusing to read.

Related link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=4475