Holding Hands

And now you know why I wanted to rush that Princess of Power post through before June:  I wanted to photograph Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune in the Crystal Castle.  Because seriously!  Isn’t it a perfect set for them?  (After all, isn’t the future Tokyo called Crystal Tokyo?)

There are, of course, more photos coming.  Though not quite as many as I wanted to take.  I’ll have to do another photo session after I do some actual planning.  (I was kind of winging it…)  I need to plan how to best use some of the alternate faces and hands.  (Though one of the faces Haruka came with isn’t even hers!  That one’ll be harder to find a good excuse for…)

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Technically, that piece that’s two clasped hands is supposed to be used to have Michiru hold her own hands clasped in front of her.  But I’d seen promotional photos of the Figmas of Tomoyo-chan and Sakura holding hands by way of Tomoyo-chan’s clasped hand piece, so I figured if it worked there, it should work here, too.  (Not that I’ve tried that with my own Tomoyo-chan and Sakura yet…)  It doesn’t really work, though. 😦  I mean, it looks sort of okay in the photo, but the hands kept detaching from one or the other of them, and made posing them almost impossible.  I wanted a more complex pose, but I quickly got too frustrated, and went with this simple one instead.

Also, sorry for the slight up skirt on them.  Those freakin’ things are too short!  If they were cloth, gravity would prevent at least some of the panty shots, but unfortunately…  (Okay, I know they’re not technically panties, because they’re sort of wearing leotards, but…)  Well, at least it’ll be easier to avoid panty shots with dolls.

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Eiko Carol

“E” seems to be cursed this April.  I wasn’t able to get my planned photos taken (despite that I’ve been wanting to take them for like a year now), and I was very short on replacement ideas.  Plus I’m still swamped by post-con exhaustion, though at least I managed to get my paper written!  And I wasn’t able to start doing any real research for my final paper, and I’m somehow gripped by the deep-seated need to play video games, and…

Anyway, hopefully this little cutie will break the curse!

Eiko 1

Eiko Carol, of Madain Sari, is quite possibly the cutest party member in any Final Fantasy.  (Well, except perhaps for Mog in FFVI.)  I forget her exact age, but she seems to be in the 6-8 range.  For that reason, she’s obviously not very powerful physically (all the more so since her main weapon is a flute), but she’s packed to the brim with magical power, and the horn on her forehead lets her summon powerful beings to do her fighting for her.  (Well, okay, it’s not like FFX’s summoning:  they just show up, whack the enemy and then leave again.  The traditional kind of summoning.)

Eiko 2

She’s full of spirit, of course, and rather than forming a cute little-kid “romance” with Vivi (who appears to be her age, but since he’s artificial, who knows?), she develops a fierce crush on our playboy lead Zidane, even though she can see he’s already set his heart on Dagger.

Eiko is part of a long line of cute and perky Final Fantasy characters who almost always end up being my favorite character in the game (Relm, Yuffie, Selphie, Rikku), so of course I’m glad to have Eiko pop in to fill in for “E” this April. 😀

(However, she didn’t manage to break the curse entirely.  When I tried to move her arms around in front of her to get a shot of her playing her flute-weapon, I broke one of them. 😦  It’s just not going to be my week, I can see that…)

Anyway, I don’t have any other pictures of Eiko (what with the broken arm and all) so I don’t have a gallery for this post…but I’ve started a Final Fantasy gallery.  (Which so far hasn’t actually got much in it.  Guess I need to start doing more photos of all my FF stuff…)