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20 September 2012

Wow 1000 views!

As of today, this blog has gotten over 1000 views in less than a month! I'm incredibly proud of it consider this is such a new blog and I'm still an inexperienced blogger. So I would really want to thank all of you who read and follow this blog. It means a lot to me. I have always believed in myself in what I do and give it a 100% effort. Every day I work really hard to come up with new ideas and ways to improve the blog. At first, it was the interface, then the layout, then the posts structures (categories of posts) then I applied to Adsense (and affiliate programs to make it easy for you guys to shop online) and finally, I started a Facebook fan page. I'm very happy some of you LIKE it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It's good to know that my hard-work is appreciated and I hope you've enjoyed the blog. Also for my Canadians, Americans, Russians, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries readers, thanks guys for subscribing, Liking the Facebook and reading this blog. You are the best!

                                                        Old template from Aug 23-Sept 2 2012 

New template from Sept 2 2012-ongoing...

If you ever want to know how I manage my blog, please don't hesitate to ask me. I will be more than glad to help you out. After all, I spent hours reading other people's blogs and getting help from them. I know how it feels to get help. 

Slowly, I started building this blog code by code. (I have no understanding of coding whatsoever prior to blogging. For your eyes' sake and my own, I customized everything to make sure the blog is appealing. That took me 6 hours a day for the past 3 weeks.)

Then I spent more than 5 hours to get the beautiful navigation bar right. You have no idea how painful codes are for an ordinary person. It's with willpower and great determination that I got it fixed. Miracle even. I'm glad everything turns out perfect!
For closer details of my painful coding experiences, click to enlarge pics.

Era Fey Gossips Facebook page is not just about reblogging what I post on the blog. The atmosphere is much more casual with my silly personal-life updates, funny things I find on the internet that I want to share with my beloved followers and other random things.

Of course I believe I can go on and on to make this blog as homey and interesting as possible.
Before I end this, I would like to thank my friends for their support and my readers. Really. Big. Sincere. Thank. You.
If I were to meet you guys on the street, I would give you a hug!

Good news? When this blog gets more steady, I will be giving free stuff. So stay tune... and hope I will have enough support and *ahem* cash to buy your guys free giveaways! With love. 

19 September 2012

One Piece Chapter 682 Review

Holy Cow. I think my ovaries exploded from over excitement. Law and Doflamingo... you are going to ruin me! Take responsibility! This chapter is way too hardcore.
So we finally get to see what Law is sorta up to. Whatever this SAD is, it's going to piss off Doflamingo. And dayuuuum, I totally wasn't expecting him to have a manga appearance this soon. I'm glad he did. I probably squealed my house down. I. Love. That. Crazy. Pink. Man.
Well, Vergo is now Ironman. Officially.
I approve of this sexy maid lady Baby 5 (Oda... for once, that name is horrible D:). I wonder what is her relationship with Law... his sister? Who knows. But man she totally gets my thumb up. A woman brave enough to shoot Doflamingo in the face with a bazooka? That's one helluva woman! 

LOLOLOL Doflamingo with his legs up in the air... that's awfully hilarious! I'm surprise Baby 5 has the guts to go against Doflamingo in broad daylight and surrounded by his men. She has balls, that's for sure! I also like the gunner's appearance. So mysterious and sexy. 
Nevertheless, Trafalgar Law, what on Earth are you up to! What is SAD? I need to know!

It's funny why his men call him Young Master when he is 41 year-old! 
"Cute Law-Chan" ............. fangirl poker face is cracking.... CUTE + Law-Chan = Impossibruuuu

But awwww Doflamingo, you really want to kill Cute Law-Chan when you think of him as a little cute brother? Awww boo boo! Interestingly, Vergo gotta to the job and it seems he is quite attached to Law. I wonder why didn't he just do it on the spot since he has Law's heart. Vergo... you have a soft-spot?

HOLY COW! I can't wait! OMGOMGOMG. What vessel? What are you planning, Dofamingo! I can't wait to see these Baby 5 and Buffalo on Punk Hazard. It's going to be epic! Doflamingo's subordinates vs Straw Hats, Smoker & Law. ARE YOU GUYS AS EXCITED AS I AM? Holy Guacamole!

HAHAHAHA BROOK! Love your humor. But I sort of guess the little dragon would be Momonosuke. I mean when Samurai Kinemon went to look at the dragon, I felt it was more than meet the eyes. Poor Momonosuke, got cut down by your dad. 

Anyway, I really want to know what is going on! Law, what are you up to? What is SAD? When are Vergo and Law going to have a showdown? Doflamingo, you sexy beast! Ok I finish ranting. I love this chapter. It totally blew my mind as the last few chapters. Oda-sensei, you are amazing. 

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17 September 2012

Do You Know What's a Mary Sue?

We have all heard about fanfiction. Some people wonder what's so great about fanfiction and why are people so obsessed with it. It's simple. People fantasize. It's like little girls fantasy to be in the shoe of the fairy tale princess. The same logic applies to Mary Sue.

What's a fanfic? 
Fanfic is works written by fans on based on their favorite pairings. Some writers create their own characters (OC) to interact with the canon characters. Occasionally, some female writers get too obsessed with one particular character. In this case, she creates a character that she wishes is herself. This type of character is called Mary Sue.

What's a Mary Sue?

Mary Sue is the embodiment of the writer's fantasy character. She is generally flawless, talented, pretty, irresistible  Nearly everyone wants to have a go with her. Mary Sues differ from Original Characters because they are mostly disliked by other readers. They are also the central character the story spins around. The canon characters are just there to satisfy her superiority. Mary Sues are so perfect that they become extremely annoying. People read fanfic because they want to fantasize their favorite pairing... not about some bimbo hottie getting the dude. Of course, the Mary Sue writers don't see it that way. To them, their Mary Sue is perfect. Perfect for the male canon character the author desires (in another word, Mary Sue = author themselves sexing up the male).

You can probably tell from my tone that I loathe Mary Sues... I avoid them like plague. I can rant on and on until I bore you all away, but I'm not going to do that. I'm going to show you an amazing parody song... No one can explains the definition of Mary Sue better than this.

But I have to show you one perfect example of Mary Sue... Even a noob reader can tell it's her! (I'm still debating whether the writer is a troll or a really, really, really desperate girl) Behold the infamous My Immortal that most Harry Potter fanfic readers know about... if you don't know about it... now you do! (Ps. I feel mean laughing at it but as a normal human being... it's irresistible!)

Chapter 1.
AN: Special fangz (get it, coz Im goffik) 2 my gf (ew not in that way) raven, bloodytearz666 4 helpin me wif da story and spelling. U rok! Justin ur da luv of my deprzzing life u rok 2! MCR ROX!

Hi my name is Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way and I have long ebony black hair (that's how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Amy Lee (AN: if u don't know who she is get da hell out of here!). I'm not related to Gerard Way but I wish I was because he's a major fucking hottie. I'm a vampire but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white skin. I'm also a witch, and I go to a magic school called Hogwarts in England where I'm in the seventh year (I'm seventeen). I'm a goth (in case you couldn't tell) and I wear mostly black. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a black corset with matching lace around it and a black leather miniskirt, pink fishnets and black combat boots. I was wearing black lipstick, white foundation, black eyeliner and red eye shadow. I was walking outside Hogwarts. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of preps stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

"Hey Ebony!" shouted a voice. I looked up. It was…. Draco Malfoy! 

"What's up Draco?" I asked.

"Nothing." he said shyly. 

But then, I heard my friends call me and I had to go away. 

AN: IS it good? PLZ tell me fangz! 

Best. Conversation. Ever.
Basically, the whole story (read it for pure entertainment) is about this irresistible 'goffik girl' and her love for Draco and his gay lover Harry Potter who is called... Vampire... (I'm laughing so hard right now... Vampire... oh dear *wipe tears*). Long story short, Ebony is an emo girl who shops at Hot Topic and hates preps/posers. She wears fishnet, black gothic dresses with a shitload of pink. She has the tendency to slice her arm whenever she is depressed for no reason whatsoever. Hmmm... Draco is a whim. Harry is ... I don't even know. 

Oh, and one of my favorite descriptions of Voldemort. 

Then all of a suddenly, an horrible man with red eyes and no nose and everything started flying towards me on a broomstick! He didn't have a nose (basically like Voldemort in the movie) and he was wearing all black but it was obvious he wasn't gothic. It was… Voldemort!

"Ebony." he yelled. "Thou must kill Vampire Potter!" 

Voldemort gave me a gun.

YEAH! Because using a wand is too mainstream! And describing a character by comparing him to himself before introducing his name is totally hipster... Hell this sentence makes no sense! I wanted to add how hipster Voldemort would look with big frame glasses, then I realize... he doesn't have a nose... sad imaginative blogger is sad.

Another priceless line from My Immortal:

We started to kiss everywhere and my pale body became all warm. And then….


It was….Dumbledore!

Oh, you are sooo nasty Dumbledore. I laugh so hard I have tears in my eyes. Ah, I haven't laughed this much. If I kicked a puppy by accident and I should read this again... I bet I will feel like an angel afterward. 

I happen to find another equally priceless fanfic that I will blog later. For now, let's just enjoy this wonderland Mary Sue fanfic. 

So before you whoop your ass out of here to find the fanfic:

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15 September 2012

Era Fey Self-Portrait

Special post!
Some of you must be wondering how I look like. And since I'm not particularly keen of blasting my identity in big screen, you guys get a sketch of me. TROLL FACE. If there is any proportion inaccuracy, it's my mistake. It has been awhile since I last attempted a life portrait.. so my skills are way off the bat. Though my broad shoulders and my short torso are correctly depicted. I'm not that short... just have longer legs. My hair is as bushy as ever. I'm not wearing my glasses (hate them anyway). After taking the pic of the drawing, I realize how awkward the sketch looks. I seem to be missing pants... LOL. It's tight gym pants... but whatever I'm too lazy to update another picture of the shaded version. 
I look a little bit too pretty here... mehhh... So yeah guys. This should give you a rough idea. Enjoy!

This (up) is what I look like... then this (down) is what I would like to look like and be doing...

And who I would very like much to stalk whenever I'm bored...

So now that you are done scrutinizing the sketches, I will have you know that I'm embarrassed to the core for posting them. It's like auuughhh why you attention whoreeeeee.... but *cry* I'm just drawing for fun... don't bash me. University is stressful and I'm currently not motivated to work on my other hobby (writing psychological novel). So I was like Why Not Zoidberg? I mean... drawing?

Alright, I'm done bragging and time to go back to study. Nooooo!

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Are You Alice?

For any Alice in Wonderland and manga fans, I believe I have the right manga for you that fused both of your interest! Allow me to present you Are You Alice? A manga living up to the original story's strangeness. I have a love for Alice in Wonderland and even took a class to analyze the story in great details. Anyway, I was really thrilled to have finally found a manga that matched the story's whimsical craziness. 

Left to Right
Dormouse (sexy man), March Hare (little boy), Jabberwocky (the mute who got cake in the face), Red Queen (former playboy... thus... male D:) and Mad Hatter
So the brief story plot is about this boy (who readers wonder about his real identity) stumbled into Wonderland without the White Rabbit's invitation. He is the 89th Alice to have come to Wonderland and was the first to claim the name Alice as his own (normally, the WR invites you and gives you a name). Anyhow, in Wonderland, there are a whole set of rules that differ from one individual to another. 

For example the Hatter can kill anyone harmful to Alice. Since he had given his time to the Red Queen, he must obey her(his?) orders. If he wish to get his time to move again, he has to disobey the Red Queen 3 times. 

Each character has their own rules. It gets complicated but it's still entertaining. 

Here we see Alice's first day in Wonderland. He wondered around until he met the Cheshire Cat who called him Alice. When he insisted that the Chesire Cat had mistaken him with another, he failed to 'know' his name. 
Soon, he was approached by girls who want the name Alice back. They claimed that the name Alice is their own. However, their time of being Alice was over... they are nothing but Regrets. Now it's the time the boy Alice takes the name Alice and finish the story by killing the White Rabbit.
So we have a non-stereotypical Alice (other than the fact that Alice is a MALE), he is feisty and... violent. Together with the Hatter's personality, they are a good team. The humor is sometimes quite unexpected and manages to pull a smile out of you.

The plot thickens as it's subtly revealed that the Boy Alice was the real Alice's unborn brother. She agreed to share her name with her unborn brother... in the story, there are 'revelation' that Boy Alice had murdered his sister to claim the name as his own.
This is the Dormouse entering the castle to finish his purpose... damn sexy!
For those who think this is a fluffy bunny story... you are wrong. This manga shows the strange world of Wonderland and the wickedness lies in the darkness. People get beheaded and killed. Even Boy Alice would eventually be attacked in a gruesome fight (don't worry. It's not that gruesome... just blood here and there)
It's really an interesting manga. If you like Alice... you found a jackpot. If you don't... it's still good! Be warned: The plot might confuse the hell out of people. If you need clarification, don't be shy and ask me or around the manga forum.

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14 September 2012

Beautiful Malaysia (Part 2)

Let's continue with our adventure in Malaysia! Now, we will explore the more trending areas! What kind of food you can find and fancy places Malaysians go. So let's follow this path and see what lies ahead...

This is a seafood restaurant right next to the sea. It's a gorgeous short path. As you walk on the planks, it's like you enter another world. The soft waves rolling beneath the 'bridge', rocking the little boats fastened on the shore... just beautiful. I didn't actually eat there, just passing through. If anyone is interested, the restaurant is located at the end of Gurney Drive (Penang). It's a shore where locals and tourists go to enjoy the breeze and gaze upon the horizon.

For this week, I will show you a very popular cafe shop chain calls the Old Town. Yes, it's one of the hyped places the older folks go because the meals are more expensive than the side-walk food stalls. Surprisingly, you can find the brand Old Town Coffee at an Asian grocery store in North America! My mom absolutely loves that brand and would drink just that! The currency is about 3 times cheaper than Canadian dollars. So let's look at Garlic Butter Toast which costs RM 3.30. It would be approximately $1.10 Canadian! It's so cheap to stuff ourselves silly there with delicious food!

You get to see how the chefs prepare your meal. It's like Starbuck-ish... Old Town specializes in coffee. So I was surprised when they served the local food as well! Like in North America, we eat muffins with coffee. In Malaysia, you eat a proper meal with coffee. How interesting is that? Different culture, different style!

This is the traditional tea in Malaysia! It's called the Teh Tarik! Super fragrance. It's like a mixture of sweet tea and coffee. Strongly recommended to try out. No need to add our own sugar or milk. it's all in there. Gorgeous and all! They even served with the traditional saucers! I love it!

I know this post is pretty short... that's because I'm preparing a biiiig post for next week. You're going to love the upcoming posts. Here is one sneak peek of Paradise on Earth! Oh la la~

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11 September 2012

One Piece Chapter 681 Review

Oh my God... this chapter was amazing as expected of One Piece. Oda sensei doesn't drag his plot on and on forever. Each chapter actually has good, revealing mini-plots. That's what I like about One Piece. So this week's release is earlier than usual so I will do the review today instead of my usual Wednesday. 

A quick recap from last chapter, Sanji is battling Vergo who we discovered today that Vergo is an ironman... Tony Stark you have some explanation to do...
Then we have Luffy and Smoker confronting Ceasar and Monet.
And Trafalgar Law's mysterious plan to turn Punk Hazard into a 'hazardous' place. 

To see Smoker get kicked around by Law is somewhat disturbing and satisfying. I'm such a sadistic fangirl. I just love how Law is so calm and analytic about everything. Oda sensei really successful in showing the characters' personality subtly. The characters are so alive on their own. Sometimes I forget they are born from a genius's imagination. Go Law show us what you got!


This revelation makes me want to give Doflamingo a high five. (probably get killed afterward)
Before we have a brief idea that Monet knows Joker (Doflamingo) but now it's confirmed. It's interesting that his subordinates are aware of the danger yet they obey him. That gotta show something about Doflamingo. I just love that pink sadist. 

 AWWWW YEAHHHHH~ THAT EVIL SMIRK WINS MY HEART! TAKE IT! JUST TAKE THE GODDAMN HEART, you heart surgeon. That evil smirk just won me over again and again.

I can soooo imagine him with sunglasses on and say a CSI Miami pun joke. 
CHALLENGE: Which of you are witty enough to come up with a CSI Miami pun joke? (I certainly can't) 
Taken from Tumblir

Anyway, do you guys think the new yonko is Doflamingo? It's quite possible! I mean Law was his subordinate and now is rebelling against him. That's probably why he wants to defeat a 'mysterious' yonko and Luffy is completely okay with the choice! Omg... Oda! Let this prediction be trueeee!

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10 September 2012

Do You Know about This Blog Facebook Got Locked Out?

Have you ever got locked out from your Facebook? Oh yes, it happens to me. After reading many articles on blogging and ways to improve traffic, I followed their guidance and created a Facebook account for this blog only to have it locked out. *Facepalm* Seriously, I was just getting started. I put on the cover page and a troll face as my profile pic (lol... karma) for the heck of it. So I was happily uploading pictures of Squall, I got kicked out of Facebook. Utterly confused, I logged in again. Facebook kicked me out once more and locked down the account. I was like .... what just happened?

I tried again and again to log in but the lock-out persists. I then tried to change my password and Facebook thought I was the suspicious looking one. Wuuuuuut. They wrote something like "You want to change the password when the account for locked down? Suspicious..." *Cry* Then they wanted me to prove my identity via ID... I was like 'no way I'm handing my ID info to Facebook of all people!' So I just let it be and hope Facebook pity me and let me have my account back.

From a pessimistic point of view, the account was just minutes old when it got locked down. So there's no 'friend' I can use as security questions. AUGH! I haven't even had the chance to set up security questions when I got locked out... frustration. (That's why I am ranting it here... hope the issue will be solved soon)

From an optimistic point of view, the blog had nothing. Just a bunch of Squall's pictures that I'm sure the internet won't mind having. There's hundreds of his pics on the net anyway. I bet fangirls would love the addition. But then again, they might not see the photo since I was 'uploading' them when I got kicked out. I never had the chance to click on the "publish" button. So I guess that account was pretty blank.

Nevertheless, I'm still slightly worried why the hacker was trying to do to my blog Facebook account? The account was so new they might as well create their own account. lol.

Sigh... now I am waiting for Facebook to unlock it from its temporary lock-down.

I really hope it's not a mean hacker. Please let it be a Facebook glitch. Seriously. My friend is worried that the hacker might be my blog's competitors. I just chuckled. "My blog? Rivals? Haha! Since when did I get famous enough to have haters? I just started blogging and mind you... I'm super nice. So why the hate, hackers? Why hack me, a nobody called Era Fey when there's a big shot celebrity called Tina Fey with almost the same name?" Of course, I don't wish for this annoying problem to befall on Tina Fey. In fact, I wish this to nobody at all! I think it's quite possible that it's just a Facebook technical glitch. However, if this is the work of a hacker... then he really needs to get a life and a falcon punch from me.

Oh! While I was searching up fellow Facebook users who are locked out on Google, I stumbled upon this nasty youtube video which teaches you how to lock people out of their Facebook! OH NO THEY DIDN'T TEACH PEOPLE THAT! AUGGGHHH *RAGE* Do they even know how frustrating it is to the innocent users? I'm not that worried about my account since I didn't do much with it yet but to other people... facebook could easily be their life! Those immature pranksters are screwing with people for fun! Don't tell me they don't deserve my falcon punch and nut kick!

Anyway, please don't let it be a hacker or a hater. Also, I'm really glad for my friend's support throughout this stressing moment. Always good to have someone who listens to your trouble while you rant on and on about injustice and your attempts to maim the villains.

I swear you guys better appreciate the LIKE Facebook button you see on my blog eventually because I went through blood and sweat for it. If you don't... *narrow eyes* I might look small but I'll hurt you! Nah...

News update: I just recreated another account with another email last night.

Also, if anyone out there had this locked out problem before, please share your experiences in the comment section... I'm sure many other distressed Facebook users would love to hear them out.

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