Standing by the hill-side gazing over the Cool Culture of Otakuism!

Origin

Originally a dedication to Lacus Clyne (Character from Gundam SEED series), OtaCoolTure no Saka has gone through many changes: from online portfolio, to all things Gundam, to Gunpla passion, to figures and finally daily bits of figure stories x Gunpla news and reviews…

In short, it’s an Otaku’s pride and glory!

Born from an Illusion

Known as zetagamma_0125 back in the days, it wasn’t until the creation of a Digimon (Digital Monsters) fan art that propelled the use of the name yunamon.

Yunamon was a random Digimon character, a cross between Angemon and Angewomon, and was intended to be a Mega level Holy Digimon capable of piercing thru the Darkness. After the creation, this Digimon needed a name. Out of ideas, zetagamma_0125 immediately adopted the name Yuna, a character from the cult classic JRPG Final Fantasy X, christening itself Yunamon…

And thus zetagamma_0125 has been rebirth to become yunamon.

Even though the original Digimon was later renamed to SapphiAngewomon, the name yunamon remains as an identity since then; Whenever one speaks of the name, one will immediately recognised it as the real yunamon, not just some random netizen 123 or so… ^o^

yunamon also occasionally uses the other username “neoprolacus” or “yunam0n” on such sites that the name “yunamon” has been taken by anonymous users…

The Origination of the Republic

Originally created by yunamon within the forums of DownloadAnime.org, NPL is a fan group of Lacus Clyne, the pink hime of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series… It was originally a place holder intended to dedicate anything on Lacus Clyne – Wallies, Gashapon and Figure Collections, etc… It wasn’t meant to be a full blog, thus the lack of post entries on its early days…

The logo of the Republic of Neo Pro Lacus also went thru several stages of evolution during this period…

Utilising the free versatile WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) platform Windows Live Spaces, the buroggu went thru several phases of changes to become what it is today… While there was a pocket of inactivity at some time due to yunamon’s RL job, it wasn’t until the announcement of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime series back in the year 2007 that propelled the Republic’s sudden change of direction…

Reformation of the Republic

As an avid mecha fan, yunamon started to post Gundam 00 related news and soon GunPla (Gundam Plastic Model) stuffs, attracting a number of similarly like-minded comrades… As yunamon getting more and more acquainted and interacting with various comrades from around the globe, a variety of post entries of different topics started to pop out, bringing the seemingly dead blog to its glorious revival…

Not limiting to just Gundam related stuffs, yunamon soon expands its reach to a wide choice of figures and 4koma comic panels while still posting news stuffs and occasional reviews… yunamon even started to post piccies of dolls, mechas and anime figures in its possession and write reviews x afterthoughts, showing its passion for otakuism…

And yunamon’s world is full of joy!

Enter a New Age

However, a forced migration to WordPress was unavoidable when Windows Live Spaces announced its retirement… It was a painful move, as WordPress doesn’t allow much customisation safe for several basics and one cannot upload templates from other comrades unless you pay for external hosting services… >,< Nevertheless, yunamon always finds a median between limitations, working to improve the Republic while keeping it simple…

Realising the diverse contents of the Republic, yunamon decided to adopt a new title for the new blog, the Republic sheds its former shell and welcomes the new designation: OtaCoolTure no Saka!

OtaCoolTure no Saka, or Osaka for short, consists of 3 different keywords: Otaku, Cool, Culture… The message being: Standing by the hill-side gazing over the Cool Culture of Otakuism!

Welcome to yunamon’s gathering of 4koma, Gunpla and various Otacool stuffs… Let the interactions of world-wide comrades regardless of ethnic, culture, origin, time zone, etc begin!

6 responses

  1. hey, your site is cool. an the npl-origin and that logo.!

    anyway, if you want better customization to your website. try using a free hosting site. i use x10hosting.com on my site, and it’s great.

    if you have 10usd or less. you can buy your own domain name (url). like yunam0n.com.

    then u can use artisteer (wysiwyg) to create your own web design.

    :)

    8th April, 2011 at 22:16

    • Was considering that option before but I’m too lazy to do everything from scratch… XDc

      Prefers a template that will let you fiddle with it around… :P

      Besides, I’m pretty satisfied with the free service… ^_~

      It’s… it’s not that I depends on my buroggu for a living… XDc

      9th April, 2011 at 06:17

  2. ok. i’m just giving you a choice. :)

    9th April, 2011 at 20:03

    • Thanks for your input anyways, cheers! =Dc

      10th April, 2011 at 08:42

  3. :)

    10th April, 2011 at 21:57

  4. Jd Banks

    Your site definitely got the cool out of “otacoolture”, haha!

    27th August, 2014 at 06:34

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