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Riku - Taste of Heaven by NanjoKoji Riku - Taste of Heaven by NanjoKoji
A feeling of summer. Damn, I'd like to lay in the sun now.
I felt horrible today, something isn't right with me. At some point I was so in pain that I didn't know what to do. I hope it's because of the stress.
On the other hand, I don't. I hope it goes away. And quickly. Otherwise I have to see an internist, and I don't feel like that.
But I still had a cool day, lots of new shoes make everything more bearable.

Since yesterday I have the urgent need to rewatch Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home.
Yes. I love Star Trek.
Maybe some of you feel like me. (The others may stop reading here)
Total favs are TNG and TOS, followed by the later seasons of DS9.
I got into Star Trek when I was eleven or twelfe and in the following years, I attended two or three Federation Conventions (biggest Star Trek convention in Europe). On the last one I went to, I was lucky enough to witness the infamous conversation of Spock and Q, aka Leonard Nimoy and John DeLancie. Leonard Nimoys panel was all in all very very memorable, as much as Nichelle Nicols' the year before. There's nothing close to the classic stars. I gladly joined the standing ovations.

Now you'll surely ask me about my opinion on the upcoming movie. I don't have any yet. I just have an impression, and of course it's not quite such a good one. But I'll give it a chance. I tend to judge the movies a bit different from the greatest part of the audience. For example, I think that First Contact was the worst Star Trek movie ever (aside from No. V, but that doesn't count, and No. I is not to be made responsible for the fx shit). It was just about action and flat jokes. And come on, Picard has never been the Bruce Willis-type, and that's just what made him cool. That's what I love about Star Trek - real characters, real stories, no shitty b-action as you can get it anywhere. So I didn't find Prime Directive that bad. At least it was somehow what Star Trek is about. And Nemesis totally rocked.
The Wrath of Khan is of course my fav. Spock-fan here, you know.

And now I got a bit more nerdy in your eyes. You have to live with it.^_-
And: No, I don't think that Star Trek and Star Wars can be compared to each other. I like both. But I like Trek better.

And what does that all have to with a Port Royal pic?
I still want to watch The Voyage Home, but my VHS recorder is broken, damn.
Yeah, I still have lots of VHS. I don't see a point in buying a movie twice.

:iconnanjokoji: (me) as Riku
Port Royal
Kingdom Hearts II

photo by :iconchiisaisaku:
character (c) Square Enix/Disney

Though I'd love to rot in hell here, how I miss the taste of heaven.
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SakanaUchiha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hurray for Trekkies XD :iconspockplz: <----rox my sox!!!
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0 You like Star Trek!? Oh my gosh, you just became 100x cooler. Rock on.
UtaNishikawa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Beautiful picture; I love the lighting. It really looks like it came right out of Kingdom Hearts. Everything looks so bright and welcoming! Just like Destiny Islands.
P.S. I'm a nerd too. I like Star Wars better, but that's probably because I've seen very little of Star Trek. My mom adores both, though. ^.^
shadowmazee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
what did you use to make this one look Digital? =P great pic btw
rebellious-rebellion Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool pose
and i know how the pain thing can be
i have off and on pains that i dont know how they're caused
but i love the picture and the setting and everything about this picture
MonteCristoHakushaku Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
I like how this pic came out. :D
efingkangaroo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
not a huge Trekkie, but my family owns all the movies. I have to say, Wrath of Khan was my fav too. It feels so relevant somehow.
LilyFlare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Star Trek FTW! :heart: Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love you anymore than I already do, you go and talk about Star Trek. If you weren't already with Sora, I'd ask you to marry me. XP But anyway, pic is awesome as always. I love the extreme lighting in this one, and how it kind of washes you out. Like, in a good way... if that makes sense. And the whole thing has a fuzziness about it that I also love. Makes me think of like a dream or memory.
Starlight71343 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
**gasp** You like Trek! :heart: I love it when I find others :D

And the big huge cumulus cloud in the background gives this a very painted feel...especially when you throw in the overexposure and the blur. Was that Photoshopped or was it a camera effect? Either way, I'm impressed. It's difficult to do that without being overdone and just looking bad.

You look very tanned...although that could also be the photo effects. Doesn't detract from the overall feeling of the picture, though; in fact, it looks as if you'd been roped into deck duties XD Obviously Jack was short-handed.

I had some interesting Trek-con moments too. FanExpo, in Toronto, had Nimoy and Shatner a while back, and they must've been leaving a panel or something because they walked, like, right past me. I was floored, lol. I would've preferred John DeLancie over Shatner, though. I adore Q XD
chakuu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
i read that whole comment box thing that you wrote and it made me think of chicken salad...
i don't know why... but it did... LOL
Digital-Twilight Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
First, absolutely stunning picture. The sunlight, the blue ocean, the white in the outfit, they all accent each other. =]

Secondly, live long and prosper. =]
I happen to be wearing my TNG shirt as I'm typing this. I'm glad to see that at least /someone/ can understand my love of Star Trek. ^-^
blacklion40 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hach, was würd ich jetzt für ein bisschen Sonne geben.......
fromXchiyoXtoXsayuri Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I was never a Star Trek fan. I'm not that in to sci-fi. The most I'll ever get is Star Wars. XD
BelovedDestiny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I love that picture <3
LiLSasuke-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
awesome job!:aww:
i want to lay in the sun, too... T~T
today it's really rainy...
evilpriestess1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Beautiful... *0*
Highwind-Valor Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   General Artist
Wonderful job~
Kei-san77 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture! It makes me forget the rain and the cold ^^
MissShowJumper Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awww I hope you're ok ^-^
Wow, the weather really makes this picture. Your cosplay looks great! :D :hug:
MythicalDelusion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
xDDDD I love the Star Trek rant.
I agree, Star Trek and Star Wars can't be compared at all, although I prefer Star Wars.

So far as I know, I'm the only person creeped out by Wrath of Khan. I watched it when I was 9, and I had to keep my hands over my ears while I slept for the next week. It's a great movie, it just gives me the chills.

Great pic, by the way. I like the clouds in the background in particular.
ironicJoy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
hehe my friend will love this pic...good cosplay :)
vampire-san Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I wanna watch the star trek movie but I feel like it's not gonna be as gd with a new cast :(.

piccy looks even more beautiful with clouds in bkground
lynny-ri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Beautiful! ^___^ It has such a magical, glowy dream-like feel to it. You look like you're enjoying the moment. And that water is so blue!

Omg, you like Star Trek... how awesome. I am rather shocked in a way. XD Wow, I don't even know where to begin for it has been forever since I've seen Star Trek anything. I do remember watching some of the classic episodes years ago and I remember Nemesis. I'm pretty sure I have some VHS ones around too (long live VHS! XD). And I didn't even know about a new movie... I need to look into that.

Ah, I so hope you don't have to either. u__u I hope everything will turn out alright for you!
AxureBee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008

I think I'll have to go and watch Star Trek now XD
My uncles have been on me to watch it for a longg time now XDD
Sorika Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Wunderschönes Bild wie immer! :heart: Hurra! Noch ein Star Trek Fan!! :winner: Ich mag alle Star Trek Serien und Filme, aber Captain Kirk und Mr. Spock sind und bleiben meine Lieblings'helden' aus dem Star Trek Universum! Und ich werde NIE die Star Trek Convention in Wien von 1997 vergessen! Die war so etwas von cool und dort gab es auch eine aufgebaute 'Original' Star Trek Komandobrücke aus Star Trek Voyager auf der die Besucher einmal selbst Captain spielen konnten. *seufz* Wieso gibt es keine neue Star Trek Convention in Wien mehr? :(
imkikyo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I love the shadows.
Phathusa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The sky and water is soooo beautiful.

And like always you look stunning :3
Maricruz-Carranza Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
beautiful great picture
Dracowolf2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I would never have guessed you enjoyed Star Trek, however it makes sense once I think about it. Which brings me to sad a point, they're closing (Or already closed, I didn't pay attention to the dates) the Star Trek Rides and Museum, and store and diner in Vegas... Because they didn't renew the license... Now it's becoming a club... Because Vegas doesn't have enough clubs...

...Sorry about that... I'm still very bitter about it.


If anyone ever makes a negative comment on owning VHS movies tell me, they won't last ten minutes, most people lose within the first five minutes.
AoiffeNymph Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like the effects on this one.
megumi182 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Wow, the scenery is amazing - and the costume is, too! This is a great picture ^_^
4EverRebel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I can hear you breathe the ocean salty perfume...
JonFreeman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Nice work on the embroidery!
sheepish-Bunbert Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
*stares at the scenery behind you*
S`this what the weathers like in Germany now?

Much more beautiful than where I am...-_- This winter were supposed to get a blizzard worse than last years.... It freakin` snowed in March!
Desert-Rose1602 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
wow das licht ist echt super *_*
anashka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I can't believe that I like the cosplay of a Trekkie *shakes head* but I can't think bad of you because of it, my dad is the same way, he loves Star Trek *sigh* oh well I've learned to live with it. I like the pic, hope you are feeling better.
KiaayoTotem Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the scenery is beautiful!
AlaskanAkatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student
I do have to agree with you...Star Trek and Star Wars can't be compaired to eachother. Ones more 'high tech' and futuristic. while the other takes place in a galaxy far far away and a LONG time ago. Star trek for the most part is in our galaxy..or near it. (I can't say I can remember much about Star trek other then some of the characters..Haven't watched it in....Ages.) But I do enjoy this picture. You're a very beautiful model and i so envy you and your Sora.
theablackthorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You look great and Trek is always a fav :)
PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
This picture is awesome Koji :) Great job :)

SubtleInspiration Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Oh my goodness. This is gorgeous. I love the bright, bright colors and that sky is so beautiful it hardly seems real. I love how you seem so lost in the moment (a little sunlight would be so wonderful, huh?) it feels like a deep breath full of fresh sea air full of wind and sky and... wow. This one is just full of emotion, I love it.

I'm so sorry you're feeling badly :hug: you definitely deserve a break. I really hope things get better!

Haha, you're a Trekkie? I never would have guessed! I was kind of raised on Star Trek, so I got into it pretty early on, too. ^^ Nothing beats TNG, though Captain Janeway was one of my childhood heroes (along with Xena XD). And of course, Vulcans = :heart:

I'm not really sure how to feel about the new movie, either... though what I've seen kind of has me worried. ^^; The timeline is a little bizarre.
And I am totally jealous that you saw Leonard Nimoy! ^^ Super cool.
DevilishSaintNY Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot! Great sky scene and pose!
SeaMistress89 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
heheh, cool, i really luv the angle you used in this, and you look awsum in Port Royale outfit
chiisaiSaku Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
wo kommt denn auf einmal das Meer her XDD
aber ich mag das Bild, sieht echt toll aus.
paperxcuore Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Digital Artist
you're such a wonderful Riku cosplayer. You do him justice. I've never seen anyone better.

this is really beautiful.... as well as all your other cosplay pictures.
NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, everything looks peaceful, like right out of a storybook almost =) Very big dreamlike quality here too ^^ Lovely job
aoifasd Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
out of all the captains in star Trek, i love Picard the most. followed by a some distant by Genway :) didnt really like deep space nine, but loved Babylone V :)

i loved star trek too. it is what got me in convention in the first place!!! lol :) ;) i even have a uniform at home LOL!
BladeyCakes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the clouds look wonderful, great cosplay :D
Amaya-Zorifuki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Excellent shot, I love the look on your face, so calm and distant.

Nice with the Star Wars thing as well.
Ladicius-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked picture. And the fact that your whole note is on Star Trek just makes it that much better <3
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