Not just one but three aces in the hole. We have our first header collaboration~
Happy Valentine’s Day, Nyaa~
*sound of purring*
Kyokai & Ness: *look around*
Ness: Ooh, what do we have here?
Ness: Is that a neko-boy…?
Eri: *purrs* I think I got lost in the Metanorn corridors… I was just visiting for our collab.
Kyokai: Oh hai thar, Eri-kun, I’m glad you didn’t get hijacked by any other team member…
Ness: Ahem, so how you doin’, Eri?
Eri: Why, I am feeling great. Though all that rabu rabu feeling has been driving me nuts since yesterday. @[email protected]
Ness: Oooo. Rabu rabu pyon~?
Kyokai: Hah, all DEM banners… V-day is like tomorrow and we’re still thinking how to do a post. >.>
Ness: Well, V-day usually just passes by for me. :X
Kyokai: Well, not this time for sure, Ness. We got loads of stuff planned for Metanorn. And this collaboration with Neonovic is just the beginning.
Ness: Indeed, so many things are planned and it’s all exciting~!
Eri: Oh, I’m feeling like part of a big plan already.
Kyokai: Oh, yes, you are *glomps* We arise from the same network too. :3
Eri: Ah, The Kombine, I’m already feeling like home~
Kyokai: Actually, I like Eri’s banners so much that I kidnapped him from Neonovic to be a slave for us on the V-day.
Eri: *struggles to talk through Kyo’s hands*
Ness: Poor Eri, being part of Kyo’s collection of slaves. But yes, Eri’s banners are pretty cool. :3
Kyokai: Well, I like to be entertained, you know?
Eri: Awww, I could never match up to you, though, Ness. And yes Kyo, just for this day I will let you do with me as you please. ;3
Kyokai: Muhawahahahaaa, oh my neko neko moe bishie~ <3
Eri: I’m not moe… >8(
Ness: LIES! Without proof, you are what the boss says you are. :3
Eri: *hides in lonely corner*
Kyokai: I get this neko-feel from your logo even. xD
Eri: *gets back* Yeah As I’ve said in my introduction part of my site is dedicated to neko boys~ So cuuute! >///<
Ness: Neko boys… Sounds too cute for me.
Kyokai: Well, I imagine Eri as a neko boy so there; all the cuteness aligned into one.
Eri: I wouldn’t mind getting neko ears and a lovely tail. ^w^
Kyokai: It’s official, you are Metanorn’s neko bishie~
Ness: Hahaha, neko bishie Eri-kun~ :3
Eri: I just hope a particular someone in your Team takes pleasure only into killing lolis and nothing more… X_x
Kyokai: Hahahaaa, well, if something does happen and when that particular someone gets on his rage fits, I usually chain him in the dungeon. Works out every time!
Eri: Pffff! Dungeons, is safety in Metanorn that low? <.<
Ness: I had no idea that Metanorn had a dungeon….
Kyokai: Uhem, we got some problems of our own so we don’t publicize but we have lots more than just a dungeon. :3
Eri: *pats Ness* Be afraid, Ness! Be REALLY afraid!
Kyokai: Where did she disappear to? I hope I won’t have to use my Death Perception to find her.
Ness: Thanks for the comfort, Eri. But I’m not afraid. <_<;
Eri: I can see drops of water falling around you already…
Ness: Well, it is raining… outside. 😛
Kyokai: Oh, I didn’t even notice… What happened to the climate today. >.>
Ness: I know, really, it was sunny and then dark out and then rain!
Eri: Ahaha! You poor people! From where I come from, it’s so hot there…
Ness: Way to rub it in, Eri. Anyway… V-day! CHOCOLATE YUMMM!
Eri: I know that I’m getting some chocolate, heheheh!
Kyokai: Ohohooo, playboy neko. I will be getting some too but I will be distributing it in my office.
Ness: Ooooohh passing out the goods to your minions. You should have little notes tucked in the chocolates telling them how bad they are and how to improve. Heheheh.
Kyokai: Muhawhahahaaa, right on! I plan to. I’ll be distributing chocolates among my minions. And as I’m getting three more, I will train and fatten them up; then give them the work axe!
Ness: The work axe!! How terrifying.
Kyokai: I know, I’m evil…… ^^
Eri: *gives secretly Kyo a box of chocolates* Don’t tell anyone!
Kyokai: Oh! Daww, Eri~ So, V-day! We finally finished the collaboration technically. And damn, it was hard finding the raw images. I wasn’t happy with my first lot. I had to search a lot for resources. >.>
Ness: Finding images wasn’t too hard for me until we decided on a specific theme. :X
Eri: Why you guys are talking like you think I’m not going to bother you in the future with my crazy ideas…? <_<
Kyokai: Hahahaa, you are our neko boy now; you can go crazy any day you like.
Eri: Nyan~ Not to mention, this neko boy here is proud to have finished first of all (obligatory personal boasting).
Kyokai: Fufufufuuuu~ So, tell us about your choices, Eri; what made you select the banners you made for the big day?
Eri: Featuring a genderbent Izaya, this banner is the odd one out of the group. While gathering resources for the banners, I and Kyokai agreed not to use personal fandoms like yaoi and genderbenders so as to keep things neutral. However, with DRRR’s being so popular and having an ever-growing fandom, mainly consisting of Shizaya OTPs, we let that one in considering the fact that it may not suit the lovey-dovey feeling completely but being the awesome banner it turned out to be, we couldn’t exclude it from the set. Making this one reminded me that even I can make good headers in order to catch up with the super talented greatness that Ness is.
Kyokai: It’s a known fact that I LOVE Bakemonogatari and a big reason behind it is the love for Senjougahara Hitagi and Araragi Koyomi. I mean, this pair has something very special and that episode twelve was just boss with that surreal feeling. I would still say, there should have been a kiss between them but I patiently accepted the lure of it being suggested anyway. The starlit background, the right amount of sharpening and red hearts are just made for Valentine’s. I literally fangirl squeed after finishing it; so, hope you like it~ <3
NESS’S ARAKAWA UNDER THE BRIDGE
Ness: I just finished watching Arakawa Under the Bridge last month and man it’s such an epic anime. The night scene in this banner is actually a screenshot from the anime and the other image was provided by Kyokai. Recruit and Nino-san are so cute! How the two met and how they ended up being together is just awesome.
ERI’S UMINEKO NO NAKU KORO NI
Eri: This one was the most interesting to make for me ‘cause it was something completely different from what I’ve been making all this time. I can’t explain why, but it feels different. Due to Valentine’s I got to remember how enjoyable Umineko was and how many OTPs the show has. Having both chocolate and hugging, this is by far the most successful banner out of my set.
KYOKAI’S KIMI NI TODOKE
Kyokai: The only header with the Valentine’s message on it because this is one awesome pairing! I specially love the silhouette effect with something promising. In truth, with Valentine’s coming and a lot of work, I have been lagging in reviewing the current episodes of Kimi ni Todoke but fear not, I’ll be on it from next week so my love for Sawahaya is quite intact and after all, they are our welcome mascots since last month for a reason. Their innocent love is just one of its kind and total WIN.
NESS’S LOVELY COMPLEX
Ness: Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve watched Lovely Complex and I think that I will re-watch the anime soon. How could I forget about this lovely couple that got past their difference in height and came together? Thus, I chose our super duo-comedy couple, Koizumi and Otani.
ERI’S HAKUOUKI SHINSENGUMI KITAN
Eri: Well what can I say? Two of the banners I’ve made are about shows I haven’t watched. I dropped this one right after episode 1 for no particular reason; I just didn’t feel like watching it. It was around the period when I relentlessly dropped and picked random shows. The banner, however, is another story. While making this, I used some more complex effects than usual and I finally found a use for all my Bokeh patterns. Sparkles FTW!
KYOKAI’S TATAMI GALAXY
Kyokai: An anime, not watched by many, sadly. I have been recommending it for some time and I will continue saying that it’s one of the best out of 2010. I especially like this image—which was actually found by Fosh on my bidding—because of that Arakawa feel and it fits SO well in the craziness of Tatami Galaxy. I mean, it’s not actually a shark’s jaw but Akashi is coming out of Ozu’s sharp-teethed mouth. Not to mention, Watashi being cute and blushy is so adorable; the reason for me to add so many hearts all around. Those who have watched this, will enjoy the hints.
NESS’S KAICHOU WO MAID-SAMA!
Ness: While I have yet to watch this anime or read the manga, there’s something attractive about this couple. I actually randomly chose this image and somehow had a good outcome for the banner. Usui and Misaki seems like a very hawt couple and puts chocolate to good use.
ERI’S ARAKAWA UNDER THE BRIDGE
Eri: Call me a noob but I still haven’t watched this anime and I don’t think I will soon. It’s too long for my daily schedule and I’m already too occupied with currently airing anime. In the beginning I thought this was a gag, which was technically true, so I had better titles to watch at that time. Soon, it turned out that 99% of the anime community went crazy about it and I had got fed up with all that Arakawa worship so I didn’t watch it even then. Now I’m thinking it’ll be a great candidate for my summer marathoning tournament. The banner I made for it is both good and bad ‘cause the image of the couple is sparkling from awesomeness but the background proves how terrible I am at filling plain white backgrounds.
Kyokai: Oh man, so much love in the air that I feel the Kimi ni Todoke sparkles coming up. So, how does it feel to be Meta’s slave for a day, Eri?
Eri: From now on, Valentine’s Day is going to be my favorite day of the year!!!
Ness: Ooooohhh that exciting?
Eri: You have no idea~ *wavers his tail on Ness’s face*
Ness: Well, that’s good. As for me, I will be busy in a secret mission throughout the V-day. Yay~
Kyokai: Ness, yes, very secret indeed. So, Eri, should I kidnap you every year then? :3
Eri: Yup, I think I’ll just occupy a room here as my yearly home~ Fufufu.
Kyokai: I will book a special room for you then. Just don’t get lost in the corridor! xD
Eri: KING NEKO’S SIZE PLEASE!
Kyokai: Sure *pats Eri’s head*
Eri: Waiii~ *rubs on Kyokai*
Ness: This neko cuteness is just too much for me. I’d rather just stare at a picture of Setsuna. <_<;
Kyokai: Oh, the Setsuna fangirl/boy trap of ours.
Eri: Kyyoooo ;A; Ness hates me…
Kyokai: Lulzzzz, she’s still making up her mind about your tail, me thinks.
Ness: I don’t hate you; I’m just not into the abundant amount of neko cuteness. That reminds me, don’t wave your tail in my face. I have a slight automatic reflex reaction of smacking things that come close. :X
Eri: Ohhh~ Go ahead then >8) *wavers tail more*
Ness: I’m going to cut it off… <_<;
Eri: GYAAAAAAAAAAAAH *hides behind Kyo*
Ness: But I’m trying to be a good person on such a day devoted to looovvveeeee.
Kyokai: Oooh, did I see an axe in your hand, Ness?
Eri: It’s the looovvveeeee axe… -_-”
Ness: Uhhhmmm, I don’t know what you’re talking about Kyo. *shifts hands behind back*
Kyokai: It has a red ribbon too. You, you got it from my collection, didn’t you….?
Ness: Well, you left the door to your secret stash unlocked.
Kyokai: Oh damn, I have been careless this month, haven’t I?
Eri: *Staaaaare* <_<
Kyokai: Let me take that and place it in its proper place. Eri, you are safe now. xD
Eri: Place it in its proper place? That sounds kinky. >8)
Ness: Buwahaha! Fine! But there’s more where that came from!!
Kyokai: *coughs* So, I think we are done here. Expect some more lovey-doveyness at Metanorn because this is just the beginning! We will be livening things up even after the White Day so this collaboration work is going to stay up for more than a month.
Ness: Indeed, there’s more to come. After all, V-day is just the start of all the fun for now.
Kyokai: Wooo, yeah~
Eri: Ah that feels nice. I’ll make sure to be back next year too then~ Maybe even sooner. >8)
Kyokai: Ooh yes, Neonovic is a buddy site after all and we show love all our buddy sites! :3
Eri: BUDDY? Kyokai, I AM DISAPPOINT!
Kyokai: Uh, you can have whatever word you want? I always use this word for DDD, SJ and the like.
Eri: Nah, I’m just nekoing with you. :3 All Love’s to Metanorn~ <3
Kyokai: Nekoing? Nice. xD
Eri: That being said, it was a real pleasure working with you two, nyan~
Ness: Yes, it was awesome to be collaborating with Eri for V-day. I hope we do this again for other events to come.
Eri: That’s for sure, Ness. :3
Kyokai: It was fun, Eri-neko-kun, to collaborate for the lovey-doveyness~ Of course, this is not the last one, you being a site regular and all that. So, here’s us three signing off for now. Hope you enjoyed the little ditty to V-day with some awesome visuals.
Ness: Laters all and hope you all have a good V-day with lots of yummm chocolates and goodies.
Eri: And expect to see me here again really soon. Till then, I’ll be watching you…nya~!
Kyokai: PS, like I said, this is just the beginning. Watch out for some more lovely awesomeness in the coming days. Happy Valentine’s, everyone! Ja ne~ ♥