Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pixiv Tutorial: Registration+ Login/Logout

Maybe some of you noticed that the pixiv design changed some months ago. Back than I thought about updating my tutorial, but no one was interested. However now I was asked to make an update and so I do :D

How to register
1. Click on the orange button (see picture above)

2. Fill in form for registration (looks a lot easier than before)
See description on the screenshot for what to fill in where. Some more help:  
(took this from my old tutorial, it is possible that something changed)
pixiv ID: 3 - 32 characters long, alphanumeric characters, hyphens and underscores only. Uppercase characters will be converted to lowercase. You cannot begin or end the ID with hyphens or underscores.
ニックネーム (Nickname): The name others will see you as. 15 characters max.  
パスワード (Password): 6 to 32 characters long. Fill in both with the same password.
性別 (Gender): first one "no information", second "male", third "female"

When done click on the orange button. Since I am already registered I can´t do this once more, so I am unsure what exactly will happen. I guess you should get an "registration done" e-mail, like it was with the old pixiv too. In case you get some error try another nickname or change the ID or the password.

Congratulations, now you can log in with your ID + password and browse through pixiv!

How to Login and Logout
On the top right of the site you will find the login menu. Click on the drop-down arrow in the circle. Type in your ID and your password and click the button (or hit the enter key on your keyboard).

To log out click on ログアウ on the very top right. (see screenshot)
Would recommend you to remember that^^ (when clicked pixiv asks you if you really want to leave; just click OK)
Beside the logout you will find the "R 18" rated section. I am unsure if this will appear for you, I think you will have to unlock the area in your settings first. And honestly - no idea where to do so. I will search for it and tell you in another post.
Between the "R18" and the "logout" you can see a link to the "help" section. Noch much of use to us non-japanese though.

With the help of the search field -or by just clicking around- you can now already surf through the pictures a little bit. Next pixiv post will be about the navigation.

I hope this updated tutorials are of some use^^.


Wonder Festival 2011 (winter)

Some new figures I put my eyes on. Thanks god I didn´t see too many that I really want.
Alter - Guilty Gear XX - Dizzy
Ok, this one isn´t new news, but she is stunning and I already preordered her :D

Alter - Starry Sky - Kinose Azusa
Exclusive run *sniff* I want him, but he will be expensive..will have to think about it.

Kotobukiya - NGE - Kaworu Nagisa
How cruel, to anounce this just after I paid for my Megahouse Kaworu.. I hope he doesn´t looks too good, really don´t need another Kaworu. *must resist*

Kotobukiya One Coins
Made to make the female collectors poor. There are still many older sets I want..

Megahouse - Gintama - Takasugi Shinsuke
Must have, can´t wait to see it coloured

Megahouse - Gintama - Katsura Kotarou
May buy him, depends on how he looks when coloured. I hope Megahouse brings us more Gintama characters, I want a Kagura.

Megahouse - One Piece - Ace (Strong World vers.)
I am a big fan of Ace, so almost a must have. Just don´t really like the face. AND he sold out instantly mostly everywhere, like it was with Perona too @.@
Do Megahouse produce their figures in lower quantities now or what´s up with their recent releases selling out so fast?

Good Smile Company - Lacia
Looks like it´s gonna be expensive, so I will possibly skip it in the end. But looks lovely so far.

Good Smile Company - Vocaloid - Nendoroid Snow Miku (Snow Playtime Ed.)
awww, she is so cute, and of course exclusive >.< This sucks..

Good Smile Company - Touhou Project - Nendoroid Cirno
I am looking forward to see her painted.

Good Smile Company - Disgaea - Nendoroid Etna
LOL XD Etnaaaa *yeah* why now? who knows. who cares. Must have.

I also saw some more news for Griffons Touhou  figures. Why must they all look so good >.< I am weak against the Touhou costumes/outfits.

Like with every WF Nekomagic posted a great overview of all the manufactures and also the different GK circles. It´s worth to have a look!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vocational school is over, but..

Hi guys. My 5 (!) months of vocational school are over since last friday. This means I finally will have some free time again! Life has me back!
That´s also good news for readers of my blog (are you still there?), because now I have access to the internet during the week too! It was quite hard to live through almost a half year without that, I tell you.
The next weeks won´t be too busy for me and I guess I should be able to post more regulary :D

So where is the catch to this good news?
"Catch" is the right word, I catched a flu :(
A pretty bad one too, had over 39grad fever on Sunday evening. Lots of sweating, headache, sniffing, coughing and so on. I feel a bit better now, but this nasty flus need there time to cure.

When I feel better I will post about:
1. WF 2011 figures of my interest (can´t I skip that^_^)
2. new pixiv design-> update of my tutorial as requested by a reader ( I won´t make it as comprehensive as the first one, but I´ll try to include to most important things)

btw. some other good news for me; all my long awaited figures I posted some time ago arrived in the meantime^^ (But had to pay lots of taxes =.=)

Going back to bed now, see you.