Yan Yan’s still a magazine I collect on a selective basis and it’s always their covers which entice~♥. The magazine rather like a digest…that being its similar size to an issue of Reader’s Digest a magazine I’d see at my grandparent’s house pretty much exclusively (wonders if Reader’s Digest still exists today??). @ 1200 yen per issue Yan Yan may be a rather difficult sell to most idol fans but while it’s a tiny sized publication it more than makes up for size in other ways unique to its format~. I guess in an analogy sense and for the sake of argument it proves that size doesn’t always matter lol(。ーωー。)♪。Gosh* I was so thinking that I’d get through this entire post without a single sexual reference but I’ve already failed miserably and I’m thinking that next New Year’s I’m going to make that a priority upon my to do/not to do resolution~* list :P. Well most resolutions last about a month or two so what the heck…(u_u*)? Yan Yan also includes individual j~pop release reviews including a flashback~remember when feature and you know you’re getting old when you see Country Musume as the month’s feature :P.
Notice how Yan Yan has a double~cover? This side with C~ute♥ and I’d have to say at this very moment C~ute I have above both Berryz Koubou and Momusu for the simple reason that they’ve kept their identity throughout whatever changes have come their way and have never become stagnant in their styles or formula~tic (not an actual word but I’m thinking about writing to Marriam-webster in hopes of having it added :P). Yan Yan also includes extras with each issue like with posters and this month’s extras include a separate S/mileage “file” as well as a glossy~thick SKE48 card featuring the Matsui’s and Kumi…..Kumi? She’s cute but unfamiliar as I’ve tapered off a bit with following SKE48 and it’s not for a lack of interest but rather due to simple finance restraints xD. One can’t own everything even if one does want to……and I’ve never been a downloader so whom I listen to I always support by purchasing their actual releases so there are obvious limits there. Also I most likely “receive” releases later than most who download as everything seems to be instantly available on the internet and sometimes it seems even before official release dates :O.
I’ve been loving my new Canoscan~♥ so much and yet I’m still trying to become familiar with its settings and features available but would like to ask for a bit of feedback here =). You see if i scan in the “magazine/color” setting the images are crisp and yet they’re a bit bright…..almost like a flash went off in there! (check scans above) But in the scan below I went to a photograph setting which seems to be less crisp and yet a lot less flash~like so I was wondering which setting do you think I should scan with? Your feedback will mean a lot as if I’m left with no direction I’ll simply scan away in some setting without really knowing which you’d prefer (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ．．．
I do notice that for larger images the “magazine” setting does work a bit better…….it’s really strange though. In any case the Canoscan♥ is sooooooo much better than my old HP scanner all~in~one, there’s no comparison with the results.
Above is the SKE48 clear card……with the tiny size of Yan Yan it’s nearly actual size too here =)!….as the magazine itself is only slightly larger. The new scanner also has a setting to help prevent bleeding through of back images so that really helps too especially when the pages are a bit sheer with magazine publications.
I’ll start with the S/mileage file first and you know with this enlarged view I’m seeing that the “photograph” setting may be much better for smaller images(it’s a bit no a lot bright here :O…..scan and learn xD)…..but for full sized shashinshuu the “magazine” setting may still be much better as I used that setting for Rikachan’s latest pb and they came out pretty good =). The later scans will be much less illuminated…….woh!
Another great thing about Yan Yan is that it’s so tiny that I can scan both pages in a single scan…….=).
The AKB48 feature is for their janken senbatsu single with the top featured girls here exclusively…..A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ A~min♥ o(*´∀｀)o゛♥♥♥。Harugon~mo♥.
SKE48 is featuring their 4th single in this article….my favorite overall song ♪♪～♥ still being “Te wo tsunaginagara” and I’m liking the new faces being shown here and especially Shiori~♥ who is sooooo pretty and yet has a sort of “So I Married an Axe Murderer” type of smile (。ーωー。)笑！、．．it’s funny because the Berryz as in Berryz Koubou went through this very phase too way back when like you know when the Captain had this really awkward smile~=D and it then reminded of Chandler from “Friends”…..remember that episode where he and Monica are trying to take a photo together I think it was for a Christmas greeting?? and yet whenever the photographer was ready to take it he totally went into the “Axe Murderer” face lol…(^q^)! Shiori will certainly grow out of it….she’s just too pretty not too and may you never cut your gorgeous hair (*´∀｀)♥～！！
Manoeri’s interview follows here with her 2nd album in the spotlight………”hic~cup!”…..”hic~up!” sorry I just can’t get that sound/visual out of my mind now after watching her mini horror~film (/∇＼*)！！！
Momoclo really has the most inventive photo shoots!!!!!!!! Pocahontas eat your ~♥~ out :P!!!
They just reminded me of the awesome team of Ami~Yumi as in Puffy♥!!!! Of course I don’t expect them to emulate the production genius of Andy Sturmer and Okuda Tamio…….beautiful 60’s retro pop♥! And yet one can’t help but hope~*!
Could there be a more brilliant idol idea than SDN48?? Really as our fandoms of groups continue to graduate members all the while we grow older as fans =( they stay with youth which is understandable with the concept of SDN48 there is hope for us “veteran” idol fans ♥. Doesn’t that one girl seriously look like Yukirin……maybe a few years from now (・c_・;)？They all look really hot~♥ and I just wish i knew them much better by name…..hmmm the cutest girl here?? I think she’s top row second from the right =).
And here to finish this post is C~ute♥. They’re all really grown to be yes..cute!! Maimichan gorgeous though x’s 1000♥♥♥♥…..Airiin the most desirable♥♥♥♥…..Chisa the best performer/artist♥♥♥♥…….Nakki the most alluring~♥♥♥♥….and Hagitty..gosh* she never ceases to amaze me with her poise and maturity love her too and that uniquely awesome voice♥♥♥♥ =).