“His Dark Materials” HBO Series Trailer Released!

HBO has released a trailer for a new series titled His Dark Materials, starring Dafne Keen (who was, incidentally, fabulous in the 2017 film Logan). I’m not familiar with the source material of His Dark Materials, namely the trilogy by Philip Pullman, but I have seen The Golden Compass, which was a 2007 film adaptation of the first of these books. I thought The Golden Compass was reasonably entertaining; the world it is set in, where magic and science co-exist, was interesting. However, because no sequels were ever produced, I don’t know how the story turns out. Hopefully the HBO series will be able to cover the entire trilogy.

His Dark Materials is due to be released by HBO later this year. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊


Not-for-profit “Nausicaä” Fan Short Film Being Made!

A Brazilian fan of Hayao Miyazaki, named Chris Tex, has recently announced that he is making a short, live-action film based on Miyazaki‘s animated feature film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. The “official trailer” only has a minute amount of actual footage, but what is shown looks pretty impressive when you consider that this is a self-funded project that will be available for free. I for one am looking forward to seeing the completed film.😀

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Ahsoka “Rebels” Compilation Clip Released!

For the most part, I don’t like the direction Disney has taken Star Wars, my once dearest franchise. But I was happy that Disney XD put out this compilation on YouTube of what I assume are all of Ahsoka Tano’s scenes in Rebels (Disney’s Star Wars animated series that ended last year). As a big fan of Ahsoka, I’ve always been curious as to what she did on Rebels, but I had no desire to trudge through four seasons of it just to see mere glimpses of her here and there. I found this particular compilation to be quite entertaining, despite the fact that in my opinion the character models and animation in Rebels are inferior to those in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (from 2008). I guess it was simply great to see Ahsoka in action again.😁

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Original Art: Trickle

I’ve uploaded a new illustration, for mature people, to both my Fantia gallery and my pixiv gallery. Supporters on Fantia can see a larger image, plus a special “Dry Version”. Unfortunately, it’s now unavailable to the public. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

My Translation: “Elevator Girl” by BABYMETAL

After what seems an eternity, today Babymetal released a new track, titled Elevator Girl. It’s a song that they performed a fair bit during the shows they did last year, but I hadn’t heard it until today. I don’t think it’s their best effort. It’s very poppy, but not as catchy as some of their big hits. Anyway, when I heard this new track was coming out, I decided I would have a go at translating it, just like I did with all the Metal Resistance songs (minus one). It’s pretty repetitive, which made the translation easy. A couple of things to note: italics designate English words in the original lyrics; square brackets designate additions I have made to better convey what I think the lyrics are saying. Continue reading

“Night of the Werewolves” Now Free from Amazon or Kobo!

I have some important news! It took a little while, but my webcomic Night of the Werewolves is now available as an eBook from Amazon for free! I was able to achieve this by following the advice of someone online, who said that if you made your book available on another website for free, you could ask Amazon to price match it, which is what Amazon did in this case. Of course, this means that Night of the Werewolves is also on another site, namely Kobo. Therefore you have a choice as to which website to download it from. They are essentially the same comic, but I did notice that the Amazon file is about twice the size of the Kobo file, so that may mean that the Amazon file is the better quality one, but I can’t say for sure.

OK, that was the important news. The other news is that Night of the Werewolves is now also available as a comic, from the print-on-demand publisher Lulu. The price is  $20.00 (in Australian currency), which is expensive for a story that only runs for 34 pages, but at this price my profit margin is less than $4. From a business viewpoint, it would’ve been better to make Night of the Werewolves a completely B&W comic, because then the price would’ve been a lot cheaper. However, the colour red is integral to the story and it would look bland without it. In any case, I seriously doubt I will make any sales on Lulu, so I’m happy to put this down as a learning experience for the next time I publish a comic.😊

Below, I will put links to the places where you can get Night of the Werewolves.

  • For the eBook from Amazon US (free), click HERE.
  • For the eBook from Kobo US (free), click HERE.
  • For the comic from Lulu ($20.00 in Australian currency), click HERE.

Oh, I should mention that now that Night of the Werewolves is a free eBook, it will no longer be available here on MoeDimension. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊