Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Albeit a Very Small Version of Her

Hello! Tonight, I was very much excited about making a post here at Dork Stitch, even though I wasn't quite sure what I was actually going to post. A combination of very weak coffee and something I took to take care of an allergy induced cough has left me feeling a little more energetic than I ought to be, though, so sitting here and typing seems like as good a way to kill time as any! Plus, I'm typing very quickly right now and don't want to let that go to waste.

Anyway, last month, I spent a lot of time sitting at the computer without being quite sure what to do, which led me to make dozens of tiny custom sprites based on the graphics in Phantasy Star II, an RPG for the Sega Genesis. (Yes, I do realize that this is an abnormal thing to do, but it was entertaining and will work out well in the long run in regards to craft projects.) If you watch my Deviant Art page, you've probably seen tons of these sprites popping up on origami star folding paper, since I know the entire world was waiting with bated breath for the day that a printable set of Art of Fighting star paper was made, and I've cross stitched a few of them, too, though I haven't really done much with those yet. When stitching them, however, they were noticeably fast, with each of them taking only a few hours to complete, and are small enough that they're good for eating up spare thread that you may have lying around. Because of this, I have decided to begin posting some of these sprites here with tonight's cross stitch pattern, featuring the lovely Magical Girl Pretty Sammy and her rival, Pixy Misa!

If you are a fan of Tenchi Muyo, which is one of my favorite anime, then you are probably aware of the whole Magical Girl Pretty Sammy thing, but if you haven't seen it, the three episode OAV about Pretty Sammy, who is the alter ego of series regular Sasami, is really funny, enjoyable, and all packed together on one out of print and, at this point, rather overpriced DVD. If you could care less about the anime and just want to cross stitch some tiny people in frilly dresses, however, this pattern should work well for you, too! As I said before, both Pretty Sammy and Pixy Misa are very easy to stitch, and the simplicity of the patterns means that you can pretty much use whatever colors you like on either of them.

If you like these patterns, I have over 50 of them, so I could go on posting them for ages, and would gladly do requests for characters you'd like to see in this simplified style! If you stitch them, I'd love to see how they end up, too. For now, however, I'm a little iffy on how to put together sentences, so I will leave and save more patterns for another post! I hope that all of you are having a nice week and will return soon.

1 comment:

  1. You've definitely done well getting the most out of the PSII sprites. I say keep them coming. Pixy Misa looks great.

    It is rather ironic how Pretty Sammy essentially was a parody of the magical girl archetype but then evolved into its own thing; I mean, there's the OAV (Which I have... but I'd no idea it'd become a collectible. I guess I lucked out), then there's Magical Project S, and now I think there's a new series (from what little scraps of info I can gather from Amazon). I think there might honestly be more Pretty Sammy content out there than Tenchi proper, or at least as much.

    Hmm... as long as we're going the Tenchi route, and we've got some PSII sprites to work with, maybe some El-Hazard characters rendered as such ^-^ ?