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 Post subject: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Anyone who knows me knows that I should probably have this (the jacket). Just can't justify it. The black alternate version is kinda neat, too, though.

http://io9.com/5848721/for-900-you-can- ... from-akira

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Nice but, damn, it should come with a biker chick for that price.

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Keer wrote:
Nice but, damn, it should come with a biker chick for that price.


Honestly, it should at least be 1000% accurate. It looks like the color/lines/buckles are all there (except the pill size/highlights are still wrong), but the text? Doesn't exist.

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I'm not really sure where the text came from, but I guess it's on an action figure or something? I've never seen it. Not in Manga, movie, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:39 am 
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I'm guessing you could have a custom one made cheaper than that.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 am 
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Drunk247 wrote:
I'm guessing you could have a custom one made cheaper than that.


I kinda did in college. I started with a biker jacket (like classic 80's biker jacket) and painted the pill on it first. I probably should have stopped there. I wound up going paint CRAZAY and painted about 80% of the surface of the jacket with acrylic paint. It's pretty gaudy. I think it's packed away but I need a few pictures taken of it just for posterity. Can't even model it anymore. Doesn't fit (Ah grew a little bit. And yes more than just my gut ;P ).


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:02 am 
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I was gonna ask why you wanted this since you already had the homemade version of the jacket - I do remember it. At the time you wore it I had no idea what the pill was since I hadn't seen Akira yet.

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Can't even model it anymore. Doesn't fit (Ah grew a little bit. And yes more than just my gut ;P ).


Not supposed to wear it on your head.


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MrDooo wrote:
I was gonna ask why you wanted this since you already had the homemade version of the jacket - I do remember it. At the time you wore it I had no idea what the pill was since I hadn't seen Akira yet.

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Can't even model it anymore. Doesn't fit (Ah grew a little bit. And yes more than just my gut ;P ).


Not supposed to wear it on your head.


Wait, you're not??? BUT WHAT WILL I USE TO KEEP MY EARS WARM???


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:37 am 
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Do you know any "freelance" tailor shops? Seriously. If you've already went the bootleg route (which I wouldn't stigmatize against a $900 pricetag) find the best bootleg tailor and have at it.

One of the things I miss about my periodic visits to South Korea way back was the tailors. Give them a good picture of some wardrobe item and, sometimes in days, you'd have a damn good copy in hand, custom fit, color-matched, and detailed for a fair price. And sturdy too. Bad reputation would kill their business so nothing that would fall apart got sold. I still have a quarter-length leather jacket from 18 years ago that I wish I could wear in the heat. I think I paid $75 for it in 1993 and wore it for the next 7 years, steady. Custom fit, zip-out hood, hidden pockets. Always got compliments on it.

If you know someone stationed in RoK or know someone who knows someone, I bet an Osan tailor could do that jacket for no more than $300 (and only that much because of the stitching of the pill logo, and other graphics). I bet Kaneda would approve.

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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Unfortunately, if I knew of a tailor who could work with leather I would have already had my current biker jacket taken in. I bought it when I weighted about 30 lbs heavier, and now it's super baggy. Don't want to buy a new coat though; I like the lines on the old one. No tailors I talk to will work with leather. The one place I knew of said they would, but they were closed before I could go back and do it.

Don't know anyone in Korea, unfortunately :(


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Too bad. My contacts there moved out a along time ago. If I knew of someone I'd refer you.

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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I never got why he has a pill from Dr. Mario on his jacket.

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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Jabe-Z wrote:
I never got why he has a pill from Dr. Mario on his jacket.


A better question is why does Dr. Mario have an Akira pill in their game (Akira came first hoss!)


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Zanshin wrote:
Jabe-Z wrote:
I never got why he has a pill from Dr. Mario on his jacket.


A better question is why does Dr. Mario have an Akira pill in their game (Akira came first hoss!)


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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I forget what that pill was. I'm pretty sure it's a statement about anti-depressants or something.

Hrm, googling says that Kaneda's bike gang were "The Capsules" so that's probably all it was. A pill search on that pill turns up Amoxil or Amoxicillin (the generic, penicillin alternatives) as the most likely pill.

http://www.drugs.com/imprints.php?actio ... 34&shape=5


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:59 pm 
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I heart boobs.

Sorry couldn't think of anything to add to this post and I'm incredibly bored ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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He's so famous!

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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Yeah, not that great of an interview. Guy emailed me the day of (recommended by a mutual friend) and asked if he could get something back that day so I wrote it over 30 mins during my lunch. I'm in a dark period at work right now so half of it is WHY DO I WORK SO MUCH WHYYYYYY


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Zanshin wrote:
Yeah, not that great of an interview. Guy emailed me the day of (recommended by a mutual friend) and asked if he could get something back that day so I wrote it over 30 mins during my lunch. I'm in a dark period at work right now so half of it is WHY DO I WORK SO MUCH WHYYYYYY

Yeah that's pretty much the vibe lmao

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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It's scary that I totally read that article in Zanshin's voice.

(except that I knew where to put in the swearing)


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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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Mmmm titty sprinkles

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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I saw this photo and thought of Shin from when he had his cornea torn. I didn't know eye stitches were a thing:

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 Post subject: Re: The Zanshin Stuff Thread
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Ugh. Yeah sometimes. Thankfully I've never had any. MiL has though when she had lenses replaced.


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