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Making a magazine is freaking hard!

Hey everyone,

When we started Senpai magazine, it was $18 a pop! I mean our magazine is awesome… and I’d tell you how good it is compared to our competition but I almost got us into trouble with my last rant… let’s just say I believe in our mag, but 18 bucks is just too much.

Lately we’ve been able to provide a cheaper option, our mag for ten bucks. To keep it at that rate, we need to print in bulk, but that takes money, which we sorely lack this early in our company’s life (we’ve only been around for a year)

To help get issues to people at a more reasonable cost, we started a Kickstarter account. If you have any interest in the stuff I rant/rave about here (old school anime/gaming/etc) then please check it out. Check out our video which introduces the different people behind the magazine and, if you’re so inclined, feel free to back us.

We are giving away prizes for different amounts of backers. Even if you only pledge $1, you will get an honorable mention in an upcoming issue, and a special thank you!

I understand times are VERY tough right now, and all I ask is that you just watch the video, enjoy, and maybe tell a friend about the quirky alternative to the mainstream that’s known as “Senpai Magazine”

– Furry Senpai Mikekun

Rethinking Duke Nukem Forever? Preview of upcoming Fall issue!

Hey everyone. Previously I sorta ripped Duke Nukem Forever a new one. Honestly, when I sat down to type up my thoughts on the game, I didn’t realize how much I hated it. Prior to typing I thought the game was “so-so” but once I started writing nothing but hate seemed to come from my paws to the screen.
 I stick by most of what I said, but I have had some second thoughts lately. At Connecticon I had the privilege to speak with Jon St. John, the voice of Duke, about the game. I was expecting him to put up his hands and say something like “Hey man, I just do voice work, I cannot speak for the quality of the game.” However, that was not the case. To my surprise, Read more…

Back from Connecticon 2011!

July 12, 2011 1 comment

Hey everyone, I’m back from Connecticon 2011!

ConnectiCon Logo

I spent much of the con in the Artist Colony, but I did manage to have some fun!

HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 1: HOLY SHIT I MET JON St. JOHN ! AND CARLOS FERRO!
With my buddy Duke (Youtube him under “Duke009”) I got to interview Jon St. John (voice of Duke Nukem) and Carlos Ferro! (voice of Dom in Gears of War saga) The full interviews should be in the Fall Issue, but both men are extremely proud of their gaming roles, and are both A LOT of fun to talk to. This was actually my first interview ever, and needless to say I was a little star-struck meeting both of them.

Yes yes I know I ripped Duke Nukem Forever a new one in my review, and what I said are my honest feelings about the game. However talking about DNF with Mr. St. John really made me think about the game again. Perhaps I was too harsh on it? I would be lying if I said I didn’t have ANY fun playing it afterall. Admittedly, there were a few really cool moments… Perhaps I will make a “Second Opinion” about the game, as I discuss the points that Jon St. John made.

Mr. Ferro also had a unique perspective of the GoW saga and his character that never quite occurred to me. I will describe that all more in detail when I transcribe the interview in the coming issue, and am now even more excited about the third game!

Day 2: FURRY PARADE!! AND CJ HENDERSON!!
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Connecticon!!

Well I’ll be at Connecticon this weekend! We’ll try to sell some magazines and are going to have a lot of fun!

Sadly I won’t be in cosplay very much. I just simply didn’t have the time/money/energy to do anything. Yes, I could go as a colonial marine, as I have in previous years, but lugging that gear around is a real pain. And it isn’t worth the hassle – Last year I made sure to get my gear checked and tagged as soon as I checked in, but every five minutes I kept getting stopped by security because of the resin orange-tipped pulse rifle. I COMPLETELY understand safety, so much so that I actually broke the one working part on the gun (the ammo counter) since the switch was technically a “moving part” before the con. In hindsight it was a little extreme I guess, and even that extra precaution wasn’t enough to keep security off my tail. Read more…