Tripeman Featured in Danny Choo’s Workshop

Before the event, Danny told me he had a special slide just for me. I guessed it correctly, as it turned out, when he was talking about his inspirations on the creation of his mascot, he featured Tripeman and this very blog, resulting in much laughter from the floor.

I’m assuming the laughter was due to the contrast between the beautiful anime girls shown earlier and the hideous picture of Tripeman MK I (see the picture by clicking on the Tripeman tab above). Though some claimed that the laughter was due to people recognising a famous local product.

Danny Choo came to Singapore for work, but in this free time, had a workshop specially for bloggers, organised by Animax Asia. The workshop in truth, was a bit of a trap, as Darkmirage said. The first 30 minutes were used by the Animax head honcho to publicise their in-house produced anime, titled LaMB.

The show seems impressive enough, with a post-apocalyptic setting with elements of cyberpunk, Dune and other scifi works. The script was from some bum in the Philipines who submitted it for the Animax anime script contest held a while back. The art and character designs are by Imaginary Friends Studio, the most famous Singapore comics art company, who did the previous Dota loading screen art. Overall it looks far far better than that self-proclaimed first local anime by 77Star Pte Ltd, whose name now eludes me and I can’t be bothered to check.

There’s also a blogging competition where you have 2 months to write at least 4 articles based on a choice of 8 topics. The 8 topics are also so lame they can be used for General Paper Exams. More details at their website.

I suppose the lameness of the topics has to do with their desire to open up the competition to all sorts of people, even 7 year old kids. I’ll probably be joining, since it’s during my holidays.

Danny’s workshop was mainly about his evolution as a blogger, and how to make money from it. Enlightening stuff, and sounds pretty difficult to handle. We learnt that he makes about as much money as a CEO in a corporation.

The attendees were mainly nerdy guys and girls, including the likes of Darkmirage, Double, Zer0, Gordon, Soshi and a few other newer bloggers. For those who went today, please post a comment here so I will add you to blogroll!

I noticed something today though – at least in the local anime blogosphere, there now exists a divide between the hardcore and the rational bloggers. The more rational bloggers showed up today, and these are generally people who just casually watch anime, perhaps buy a couple of merchandise once in a while, and don’t blog that much about anime. The more hardcore are those who are into doujin, eroge and the more Japansy stuff. The latter type didn’t show up at all today.


Danny, me and Double.

28 Responses to “Tripeman Featured in Danny Choo’s Workshop”


  • “The more hardcore are those who are into doujin, eroge and the more Japansy stuff. The latter type didn’t show up at all today.”

    I am not in this category, and I did not show up. But wait, I had other reasons!

    Where are these 8 lame topics you speek of?

  • Actually it’s more like I have to complete my module revision so that I can go down to AFA this weekend. On the other hand, you.

  • MugmugmugmugMugmugmugmugMugmugmugmug

  • Why is everyone having similar hairstyle?

  • @e-jump: All anime fans/otakus look the same. I thought that was a fact lol ^^

  • I was the DHS girl there.

    Did anyone else spot the split-second AYB pic?

  • The more hardcore are those who are into doujin, eroge and the more Japansy stuff. The latter type didn’t show up at all today.

    i’m in this category but i did show up.. maybe i left a little early.. had another appointment after the workshop ~_~;

  • Yes in honour of Danny I got the same haircut. You all should too. DM also has the same haircut.

    Hello sesshoumaru, yup seen you around before. What AYB?

    Lian: I sacrifice AFA for this.

    Panther, it should be on the website. If not then they might annonce it soon.

  • Hey, it’s the casual blogger with the 5 yen coin hanging from his neck. It would be a pleasure to exchange links with you. :)

    Also, we can probably organize a TF2 outing some time. That would be really great.

    On that note LianYL, I saw you in one of the Starhub servers a few nights ago (I was EPIC FAIL, the medic who was following you around in Steel). Keep rocking.

  • All Your Base. It was shown before one of the cute girl pics, I think.

  • wait! im one of those who are into doujins and stuff!

  • hey tj, pardon me for not recognising u initially. i must be getting old.

    isn’t zer0 now known as 0ne? and how come no URL link for him?

  • Hey TJ,
    Was great meeting you at last. Thanks for coming.

  • “We learnt that he makes about as much money as a CEO in a corporation. ” he is already ^^;.

    “the more rational bloggers showed up today” I guess that makes me rational too since i turned up. And i happened to miss half of the animax lamb promo but i think the simple plan or was it click 5 song sounds kinda slow for that sort of show. Need more rock.

  • LOL ): I was blocked by the sea of heads and couldn’t see tripeman. I am too short! But great meeting everyone! Although, I had no idea who was who at first. ^^;;

  • Soshi: Yah, damn short. Next time we can meet in NUS.

    Danny: Yeah, I learnt quite a bit just now. Thanks for the workshop! I think you reignited the blogging fire in me.

    Gordon: No prob, didn’t recognise you either. We all look alike. Zer0 doesn’t get one cos he has been naughty, doing naughty things.

    Tragic: Yah, but you ain’t a blogger.

    AK: Added you, good luck on your new blog.

  • I was there, but too bad we didn’t get the chance to talk ^^;

    Was sitting just behind you lol, the one in Gray T-shirt~XD

    Added your Blog link to mine ^^

  • “The attendees were mainly nerdy guys and girls, including the likes of Darkmirage, Double, Zer0, Gordon, Soshi and a few other newer bloggers.”

    Impz – a few other newer bloggers.

    How about the only anime blogger that ACTUALLY blogs on anime?

    E-penor GET!

  • Impz, I forgot about you.

    Wcloud, added you.

  • Hey there! Since I wasn’t really in the loop of local bloggers, I missed the opportunity to say ‘Hi’ to you.

    It was indeed an epic workshop. Great to see such support from the local community. :)

  • Man, it looks like Double is your love-child — with Danny? I don’t know — with the glasses and the hair. You all have fangirls! Loli-fangirls! I want loli-fangirls too!

    LOL I refuse to travel to science. Unless you can drag Steffi over. Then I will go.

  • I found the workshop pretty rewarding, especially when it gives me a direction on how I should start blogging, etc.
    Let’s exchange links, TJ. =D

    Cheers

  • hey tj, will love the blogroll link exchange. already added u to mine.

    *btw testing post count, did mine get reset?*

  • Bah, we forgot to take a headphone group shot. Must do that when we have the next chance lol.

    Anyway, why am I under the modelling category in your links? I can’t do gunpla or resin kits for nuts.

  • lol @ forgetting Impz XD

    if only I had my trip scheduled at this time, then I would’ve been able to join in the fun TT__TT but no, I shall not feel regret *shakes off negative thoughts*

    also, this is totally unrelated, but double’s hair in that pic is screaming for a haircut!!

  • Was supposed to be there, gave it a skip due to some extended school matters :/

    Sounded like t’was great fun though.

  • between this and afa i would have gone for this anytime. it’s not every year danny gets to come over to singapore !

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