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.