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GUYS GUYS GUYS IM BACK (lengthy) - 11/23/2013

Okay so, i know you guys probably hate me.. i know i know. I am so super gomen 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。 it's been over a year since i started this blog... crazy, right?
Truthfully guys, i have but a few weeks until I'm finished with my first semester of senior year.
And so much has happened.

So. Much.

To start things off, as you lovely people may or may not know, i was homeschooled last year~ i developed super crazy social anxiety, went outside my house like once a week etc etc so going back to public school this semester was pretty much absolutely terrifying for me, especially since I've never had many school friends.

But this year has been absolutely amazing to me, it was my fresh start and it went so so so much better than I had ever hoped all because of improvements i made to myself - which I'm planning on making a separate post for.

Bottom line is that this semester has helped me grow, be happy, experience new things and I just feel... free. And so very blessed, and for that I'm forever grateful. Going back to public school was the best decision I've made in my school career. (✿ ´ ‿ ` )

Which brings me to my next point hue hue hue.......

MEET THE BOYFU <3 this qt's name is Richard, and I was lucky enough to cross paths with him the beginning of the semester~ he's a cosplayer, an amazing artist, funny and yeah pretty much perfect in every way and i'm super lucky //doki doki (even tho he's a big baka)

I feel extremely bad for not updating because one thing I haven't told you guys is i've gotten REALLY into cosplaying. Like... it's my number one passion, I can't see myself doing anything else status.. and I've done quite a few since the last time I updated~ here's some of them!! :3 (in order all the way back from AX omg..... im so sorry guys i've been such a bad blog owner OTL)

Fem! Red Scout (and my qt Sniper) from TF2 (Anime Expo + SDCC 2013)

Fem! Red Demoman from TF2 (San Diego Comic Con 2013)

Fem! Red Pyro from TF2 ((PAX Prime 2013 - my first out of state con!!! ;u; i bet u guys are loving my variety LOL))

Cleaning! Heichou // Annie Leonhardt from Attack On Titan (5-minute coses)

Mikasa Ackerman from Attack On Titan (Halloween 2013 - wON ANIME CLUB'S COSTUME CONTEST BTW AAHHHH)

Marceline The Vampire Queen from Adventure Time (PMX 2013)

Ai Enma from Hell Girl (Anime Expo 2013)

Rin Matsuoka from Free! (in progress along with Yuno Gasai for ALA.... HEHEHEH)

Sorry for selca spam~ but yeah, cosplaying has really become something that makes me extremely happy.. i just love everything about it. 

I'll try to make a few more posts getting into further detail this week, as it's Thanksgiving break :D but for now, you can follow me on Instagram where i post daily~~
Also, it appears my comment form is missing.. I'm not sure how to fix it, ahh D: so if you could be so kind, if you'd like to leave a comment on any of my posts just click the clock on the side! I'd really appreciate it <3

And now, i leave you with a song of the week ★

Thank you so much for reading!!!
♡ -Tofu

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Exciting posts coming soon!!!! :D - 7/08/2013
Hey everyone!! :3

So this past weekend I've been at Anime Expo! So much amazing crazy fun stuff going on including all the pictures from the convention, my very first public cosplay debut (with a fancy professional picture from the Cosplay Photograpers booth ;_;) meeting so many awesome people and cosplayers, the Valve gathering, Comic Con coming up and my first YouTube video coming very very soon so stay tuned, eeeee!!!! ^ w ^

xo Tofu

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TF2 Mann Co. Wishlist! :3 - 6/25/2013
Hi everyone!!!  ^ u ^

I know i've been gone for quite a bit, but - i'm finally finished with 11th grade! Eeehehehe ^^
So now i've had quite a bit of time (a bit too much time, really) to play my favorite game for the past few months, Team Fortress 2 on Steam!
(if you already know what it is / don't care to read about my backstory then skip below to the kawaii border~ LOL)

Team Fortress 2 is an MMOFPS game - "Massive Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter" where you go onto a server and play real-time with others all around the world!( ´∀`)and basically, you choose the mission you want to play (King Of The Hill, Capture The Flag, etc.), choose your team (Red vs. Blu), choose your character class, & shoot EVERYTHING. Well no, just the team you're playing against, but still. Heehee~
It's a ton of fun, seriously every single time I play (which is 3-4 hours a day.. oops) it always leaves me in hysterics, simply because of how utterly chaotic it is! And not to mention, as of a year or so ago it became free to play!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ people who purchased it beforehand get bonus perks and whatnot including a soldier's hat called the Proof of Purchase (which I have), but F2P players can get the other added perks just by making a purchase in the in-game store.

My brother actually introduced me to this game many years ago when it first came out, he even bought me my very own copy when it went on sale for $2! I absolutely fell in love with its cartoony graphics, unique characters + their hilarious taunts, & maps (and this is coming from someone who really dislikes common FPS's such as Call of Duty) and ever since then I just played on my dad's account, racking up hours, points, weapons, hats.. until i saw that my friends had their own Steams, and I had the bright idea to make my own Steam account ;__; so I have virtually nothing on my current Steam and it registers me as F2P until I make a purchase!! (´Д`。)

Which is why I come to you all with my current wishlist~ of items from the in-game store, Mann. Co! :3

The scout being sassy as always. D: LOL (i'm cosplaying as him for Anime Expo in LA next week, come say hi!!!)

The Wishlist:

1. Taunt: The Schadenfreude
2. Melee Weapon: Ham Shank
3. Melee Weapon: Atomizer

Nothing too major! Just a few things I'd really like to have :3 of course, there's like a gazillion hats I'd like but.. c'mon. Paying real currency to an in-game hat, I haven't sunk that low yet. 

1. The Schadenfreude


"Schadenfreude (ʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This word is a loanword from German, the direct English translation is 'Damage-Joy' or 'Fail-Joy', it is the feeling of joy when one sees another fail, and is also borrowed in some other languages."

I really love this taunt cause it's just so absolutely hilarious! The way the Scout laughs, as shown in the video, is just too funny hehe. Plus doing it after you kill someone will totally make them angry! o(`ω´*)o oh how i wish it wasn't almost $8 ;__; I'll probably end up buying it anyway...

2. Ham Shank


This melee weapon is pretty much for novelty, but don't you think it'd just feel so satisfying knowing you hit someone with a ham shank~? °˖✧◝(⁰ ▿ ⁰)◜✧˖° hehe. *whack whack whack* this is $2.49.

3. The Atomizer


I really like this bat! Scout uses this one (he's known for his baseball bat) and basically it's a pretty standard weapon, but it also grants you the ability to triple jump. Each average hit knocks off about 28-32 damage, which is not too bad! Also, it grants you the Home Run taunt kill, shown at 0:30 in the video which i'm DYING to have! :D

Well that's pretty much it~ this was a pretty lengthy post for just a wishlist, I know LOL. But man, it sucks being on a new Steam and barely having any items :C all I have are random weapons but, I'm gaining achievements pretty quick, I've unlocked about 25 in the past two days.
I really really encourage anyone considering this game to play it! It's SO much fun, and so soooo addicting.

And last but certainly not least, if you have Steam, feel free to add and we can play a round or two! :D
My username is racheltofu, & my display name is mahoushoujo. (✿◠‿◠) since Steam is registering me as a F2P account i can't add people myself yet :c but if you friend request me, I can accept! :3

Talk to you all soon~
♡ Tofu

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Rakuten wishlist! ✩ - 5/26/2013
Hey party people~~

I got random inspiration to make a blog post today, weird huh? O_____O ;
So my friend Kiersten showed me some items on Rakuten, which is basically like Japan's eBay / Taobao. I stay far away from shopping services (to buy on Taobao, which is China's eBay, you have to use a shopping service and the site is only in Chinese) but she told me a lot of Rakuten sites do international shipping, + the site has an English version! Score~

So, after doing some investigating of my own, welp.... ;_____;

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Isn't it all so beautiful ;______; i'm so in love with Japanese-style street punk and the punk style here too, i just wanna buy all the things~ everything except # 7 are from a Japanese street style brand called Super Lovers! I'm in love with their clothing~ and it's not super expensive either for being brand. 

I have a pair of high-waisted double zipper shorts that would go perfectly with that red cardigan ;__;  + black rocking horse shoes. & I'd pair leggings + black chunky platform boots or black creepers & a black puffball beanie with the stripe top, and the pastel cardis with the chain skirts with a pair of super cool tights. Online shopping, y u do this to me? This comes out to about $200 before shipping ;______________; OTL.

There's also this skirt that I've been super duper eyeing on Bodyline as well~

I would cut off the lace & it would go so perfect with everything oh my goodness ; A ;

Well that pretty much concludes my post~
Thanks for reading about all the things I want LOL *sigh* 
Have a great night! ^^

xo Tofu

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♪ Favorite songs at the moment ; may - june ☆ミ - 5/25/2013

Good evening cupcakes ~

Apologies for not posting in a few weeks, but I just thought I'd let you know I haven't abandoned ship, I'm just currently in the last few weeks of school and things are kind of crazy right now, including 12 + hour school days. e______e '
So anyways, I thought I'd make a music related post because I don't really think I have before! I used to have a new YouTube video on the side of my blog every week under Song Of The Week, but the way my layout is there isn't enough room for it ;__; so I decided to make my first post about this since I've been listening to music practically 24/7 recently! ♥

1. Demolition Lovers - My Chemical Romance ♪
Genre : Alternative / Rock

This is a band that's very dear to me, they were the very first band I ever listened to in 4th grade, the first band I loved, first music I ever owned & had on my very first MP3 player, I wrote to their songs, cried to their songs, made art to their songs, I grew up with them and they became a part of me. About a month ago while scrolling down twitter a blogger tweeted that they had broken up, and I saw that they were trending on the left side of the screen. My stomach dropped and I went cold, because ever since I was a little girl my biggest dream was to see my heroes live. I spent that whole night crying, I subscribed to the frontman + one of the guitarist's twitters (lame but I needed to keep up with them) and I've listened to them nonstop since that day, and it's a very bittersweet feeling. I love this song because it's from their very first album, when they sounded so raw and angry, and this song is just so romantic and the imagery of their songs is always beautiful, Gerard's (vocalist) voice so full of raw emotion and soul. It actually inspired me to make this:

2. Leviathan - LeATHERMØUTH ♪
Genre : Hardcore Punk / Punk Rock

Leathermouth!!!! ♡ oh man. So for those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE fan of harder styles of music (punk rock, death metal, black metal, thrash, etc.) so when I found out that one of the guitarists in My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, had his own band that he was a vocalist in, I fell in love! I love his screams, the chord progression, it just speaks to me, man. Catchy catchy tune!

3. Where Are My F*cking Pills - Death Spells ♪
Genre : Industrial / Noise

Ok so I also happen to be a huge fan of Industrial and Noisey types of music ish? If it helps you understand, I grew up with Nine Inch Nails & what not ; the The Perfect Drug MV was one of the first things I put on my very first MP3 player! Woot wooot. So yeah, this song definitely makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. Oh by the way, did I mention the vocalist is Frank Iero, again? This is his very latest brand new project, like, their music isn't even online for download yet and I'm so glad I discovered them early on, I really hope they come to SoCal one day! (he's based in NJ)
Oh & btw. Dat outro. Listen with headphones for full effect! (✿ ♡‿♡)

4. Polyrhythm - Perfume ♪
Genre : J-Pop / Dance Pop

I discovered this song while listening to Kyary Pamyupamyu Pandora radio, & it's just the most adorable happy song ever!! ♡ and SO catchy, omg. I love J-Pop and you'll definitely love Perfume if you like Kyary!~

5. Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni ♪
Genre : Trance / Chill / House

If you enjoy electronic music and ESPECIALLY trance, you'll definitely appreciate this song. It gives me such good vibes, & clears my head. It's so quiet, peaceful, and her voice is so so soothing. Definitely a sleepy time song~ ♥

6. Song of Time - Aoi Teshima ♪
Genre : Peaceful / Soundtrack / Piano With Vocals

This song is in the ending credits from one of my top 3 favorite Studio Ghibli films, Tales From Earthsea / ゲド戦記 . This film was actually directed by Gorō Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki's son. It's a lot darker and different from all the other films, and maybe that's why I love it so much. This song is really beautiful and peaceful, there's just something about the Japanese language that is so pretty to me, especially in song form. I always listen to this when I need calm or peace, or when I just can't sleep hehe. = w =

I hope you guys enjoyed these songs!! If you liked them, please leave a comment so I know whether or not to do more posts like these! I like sharing things I love with all of you, hehe ♥

xo Tofu

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T.U.K. / Karmaloop Review! (ノ´ ω`)ノ*:・゚✧ Plus.. Tonight's Plans? - 4/26/2013
Hi everyone!!
I apologize if this post seems sloppy, but I was literally supposed to start getting ready 10  minutes ago and I need to write this quick!! Σ(゜ロ゜;)
Why, you ask?

I'm seeing Crystal Castles ♡ with my dear friends Caroline + Sophie. For those of you who aren't familiar with them, Crystal Castles is a two-person group that makes quirky, electronic, witch-house type music. It's really loud, digital, and BEAUTIFUL. Caroline and I have both loved them since around 6th grade, late 4th grade for me O___O and I'm just extremely excited. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Now, on to the review!

If you've read my other posts, you'd know I recently received an Amazon gift card from my super generous auntie. With this I bought a super duper gorgeous pair of creepers:

So, after waiting about a week & a half, they're finally here!!

This is how the shoes came!

And finally.. the shoes themselves!! ♡________♡

They're extremely beautiful, a gorgeous lilac color, are very sturdy, and HEAVY. They're definitely stiff, but most if not all creeper-type shoes are this way and will wear down a bit after use.

I have absolutely no complaints. ^^

I can't wait to wear these out!! But for now, I NEEEED to get ready omg I'm picking my friends up in like 40 minutes EEEEK ok ok well I hope you guys enjoyed my review! Link to the Amazon listing is above under the first picture. C:

And here's one of my absolute favorite Crystal Castles songs if you were curious! I'll take tons of pics & blog about it when i get back tomorrow!

Thanks for reading~
xo Tofu

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Recent Buys!! (ノ ´ 3 `)ノ♡ - 4/19/2013
((let's pretend it's morning))

Hey guise, so my sweet auntie send me an Amazon giftcard today for my birthday yesterday and I was sooooo excited to use it, I used it right away Image and video hosting by TinyPic
BUT I GOT SOME REALLY CUTE STUFF. And I wanted to share!! ヽ(*・ω・)ノ

Image and video hosting by TinyPic T.U.K. Lilac Creepers (sold by Karmaloop) - $65 Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Opalite Stone Plugs in 1 Inch (25mm) - $10 Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Light Pink Ruffled Elastic Shorts - $12.48 Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Street Punk Eyeball Leggings - $18 Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Pink Collapsable Wig Stand - $4.38 Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I also bought two songs - Vampires Will Never Hurt You + Surrender The Night by My Chemical Romance, my favorite band since 4th grade Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Also, I had a bunch more stuff in my cart until I found the shoes.. and well, these are things I just simply couldn't get due to limited balance on the giftcard (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Tamagotchi Gotchi Gear Kuchipatchi Plush Pouch Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Portal 2 Companion Cube Plush Keychain Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Puella Magi Madoka Magica Wall Scroll Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Sheer Horizontal Black Stripe Tights Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Kitty Face Tee Dress (in XS ;_____;)Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Aaaaand that wraps it up! I'm just sitting here eating matcha pocky LOL.

I'm sooooo excited for everything to come, i'm laughing @ how thanks to my generous family - with this, my mom's birthday present to me i told you guys about in my last post, and my birthday circle lenses coming, i'm waiting on 7 packages at the moment. Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Hope you enjoyed!!~ talk to you soon ♪(´ε` )

xo Tofu

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