E3 2016 | June 12 - 14, 2016 / Los Angeles, CA (Website)

June 12

1P PST (4P EST) : EA Conference (watch)

7P PST (10P EST) : Bethesda Conference (watch)

June 13

9:30A PST (12:30P EST) : Microsoft Conference (watch) (watch)

12P PST (3P EST) : PC Gaming Show (watch)

1P PST (4P EST) : Ubisoft Conference (watch)

6P PST (9P EST) : Sony Conference (watch)

June 14

9A PST (12P EST) : Nintendo Conference (watch)

You can also use IGDB to watch all conferences on the same website as well as see what time they air in your timezone.

Other E3 coverage is also available on IGN. Watch links from Game Informer.

Side note: Are you guys interested in liveblogging/coverage of E3 on this blog? Let me know!

did someone say post-finale kanera/space family headcannons? no? well to bad

  • Hera’s the one who drags Kanan back to the Ghost and patches him up. She’s gentle - like extremely gentle - as in she removes her gloves and moves with the utmost care and delicacy that she can possibly manage
  • Getting the bandages off takes a lot of time because unfortunately the bandages got a bit…stuck to his face
    • it’s a painful process and Kanan is gripping Hera’s waist as a grounding point the whole time
    • normally Hera would say something about that, but she gets it
    • she’s trying REALLY hard not to cry once the bandages are removed completely because his eyes are just…gone
    • she ends up sitting there for like an hour just washing the skin around his eye sockets, being as gentle as possible
    • once all the excess blood and gore has been washed off it’s really actually not too unbearable to look at
  • Hera doesn’t want to wrap up his eyes just yet because “they need a little bit of air first, love” and “i know it stings but just hang in there”
    • and Kanan wants to cry because it just hurts so much but he can’t even cry anymore and that’s just so frustrating and makes him want to cry even more but he can’t
    • Hera doesn’t know what to do because a kiss and gentle words can’t fix this and she just feels so useless
    • but she can’t help it because they were only gone for like two days and there were so many moments she was so sure she would never see Kanan or Ezra again
      • and she really hates her choice of words but the vocabulary is just so against her and it doesn’t help at all
    • and she wants to do something so she takes Kanan’s face gently between her hands and just lightly rubs her thumbs across his cheekbones
    • he’s leaning into her touch and she’s getting so emotional just staring at him looking so helpless and so broken
    • and then she’s kissing him for the first time in what feels like forever
      • and he’s kissing her back but it’s slightly clumsy because Kanan’s still disoriented and not entirely sure where her mouth is at first
      • Hera keeps her hands on his face and guides his lips against her own because she knows they both need this now more than ever
    • but after a few minutes of messy kisses - and yeah maybe they both somehow wind up shirtless - Hera’s perched on Kanan’s lap and just hugging him
      • his chest is still warm and his ponytail’s been pulled loose so she can run her fingers through his hair and his hand are settled on her hips
      • it all feels so familiar but the emotions charging the cabin are just so depressing because they know that things won’t be entirely the same
      • and suddenly Kanan gets this idea
      • his hands are suddenly roaming carefully up the sides of Hera’s torso, ghost like and gentle and there’s so much tender love behind the gesture that Hera can’t help but gasp
      • he gets to her shoulders and traces down the length of her arms to Hera’s elbows before his hands wander back up to her shoulders and dance across her collarbone
      • Hera’s just sitting there, watching Kanan’s mouth, trying to avoid his eyes as his hands slide up her neck and cup her cheeks before they wander to the base of her lekku
      • she has to try really hard to not fidget too much as his fingers brush down the skin of her lekku before he encircles her waist in his arms and pulls her a little closer
      • his mouth is by her cheek when he whispers, “yep, still beautiful,” in the softest, most fondest voice he has ever used
      • and Hera just loses it, sobbing into his shoulder as he holds her for what feels like hours
  • In the following days, Hera’s the one taking care of Kanan’s bandages, leading him around the ship until he can get a solid mental picture of it
    • he’s already got a pretty decent one from all the years spent on board but he’s still sketchy on a few finer details
    • like there are certain ruts and bumps in the floors that he never bothered to notice before, corners that stick out farther than he thinks they do, etc.
  • and they try to make sure that everyone leads Kanan around at some point, because this is something they all need to adjust to, not just Kanan
    • Sabine’s the first to volunteer, knowing that this must be hard for Kanan and she just honestly never thought he would end up like this
    • they talk quietly for a long time in the galley, and one of the first things out of Kanan’s mouth is an apology
      • “I’m sorry I won’t be able to see your work anymore, Bean”
      • and Sabine almost hits him because that should not be your priority in this situation
      • but she refrains because she knows he’s just trying to find a way to let her know that he still cares about her and what she does even if he can’t see it anymore
    • Zeb usually just tries to help Kanan find a way to “see” the game board in the common area because they’ll both be damned if they can’t still play a game every now and then
      • Zeb also starts secretly working with Sabine to create Sabacc cards that have raised images and numbers and symbols so Kanan can still play with them
      • Kanan feels like crying when they finally present the cards to him
      • he can still beat them and is very proud of this fact and it frustrates and confuses Zeb and Sabine because they weren’t going easy on him??
    • Hera usually helps Kanan adjust to the co-pilot’s panel and the buttons because she knows that one of the kids won’t always be able to sit with her during a mission
      • they talk about stuff…a LOT
      • everything from Ezra, to Sabine and Zeb, to how they want to run missions, to how Kanan’s loss of eyesight will effect his everyday life
      • they talk about nothing, about old friends, old missions, about what Chopper broke that day
      • mostly they just sit in comfortable silence with Kanan’s hand tracing Hera’s knuckles to the point where he can accurately describe to someone the width between her middle and second knuckle, how the skin dipping between those knuckles feels, the creases between her thumb and second finger etc.
    • Ezra is the hardest to approach, because every time the kid looks at Kanan, there’s this overwhelming feeling of guilt and anger just roiling inside of Ezra
      • Kanan tries really hard to talk to Ezra about it, he knows that that’s probably the best solution to the situation
      • but Ezra avoids Kanan like the plague for the first week and a half after they get back
      • eventually Kanan gets it out of the kid that he just wants revenge on Maul for what happened - for what he took
        • in Ezra’s mind, Maul is just another on the list of people who have taken things from him
      • Kanan makes a point to talk to Ezra almost every day about what happened until he’s sure that Ezra gets it that it’s not his fault and Kanan’s not mad at him and that he doesn’t have to take revenge
      • once a month Kanan will stand in front of Sabine and Ezra and trace his fingers over their jawlines, their cheekbones, noses, etc. and try to get a feel for how their appearances and heights are changing because he’ll be damned if he misses them growing up
    • Chopper tends to be very helpful, not as grumpy towards Kanan, and leads him around very carefully
      • Chopper once cursed out Hera on instinct when leading Kanan around because he thought she was trying to come after him
      • Hera had tried really hard to be mad at Chopper but she was just so amused and touched at how protective this cranky droid was being
  • just give me all the spacefamily and spaceparents dealing with Kanan’s blindness in the best way possible okay
harry potter books rated by mentions of ginny weasley

ps: harry describes ginny as the hogwarts express is leaving the platform. harry then sees her when he comes back after school ends. not enough ginny. 2/10

cos: ginny writes a poem for harry potter, gets possessed by the dark lord, and almost dies. this book has much ginny. very much ginny. 7/10

poa: isn’t mentioned much but gives a card to harry. what an angel. should have been in the book more. 1/10

gof: takes neville to the ball. other than that, not much ginny. 0/10.

ootp: more ginny in this book. very good. stops waiting around for harry and is herself. singlehandedly comes up with the name for dumbledore’s army. saves the entire gryffindor quidditch team by replacing harry as seeker. talks some sense into harry and gives him candy in the library bc ginny weasley don’t give a fuck about the rules. breaks her ankle fighting death eaters. has an inside joke with harry. 9/10


dh: ginny holds harry’s hand. ginny kisses harry. GINNY SPENDS THE YEAR RESTARTING THE DA AND FIGHTING AGAINST SNAPE’S REGIME AT HOGWARTS. ginny fights in the battle of hogwarts. ginny is the last person harry potter thinks about before he “dies”. ginny becomes a professional quidditch player and marries harry potter. ginny has three beautiful children. ginny wins at everything. 10/10

an attempt at the star wars rebels cast in the clone wars aesthetic, i ran out of gas halfway through rendering this. i probably shouldn’t be spending this much time on fanart at the moment but after marathoning TCW and SWR in quick succession the only thing i can think about is star wars ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“…Is that the old astromech you found during the Clone Wars?”

“His name is Chopper.”

Chopper and Hera Backstory at last! And I have a feeling Hera didn’t ask for permission to keep him.

Since he’s being confirmed as having been ‘found’ I have a theory that Chopper has a rather adventurous backstory that predates his meeting with Hera, which also accounts for his rather boisterous personality.

But ohmygoodness, can you imagine his burnt out circuits trying to understand why a small twi’lek girl has spent the past two days putting him back together, amking do with supplies in the junkpile, trying to reattach his extendo arms and buff the scratches out of his chassis and chattering away nonstop.

Finally, he has mobility, his power cells have been replaced, and 78% of his logic circuits are still working.

And when she stands up, and says: “Alright, well I’m glad we got your other treds working, its good to see you on your feet! But its time for me to go Buddy. So you stay here and I’ll be back tomorrow, okay?

But of course, Chopper just warbles irritably and follows her home despite all her protests.

He’s like the most feral hulking cat your ever saw that hisses at everyone except this one smol child.

I will colour this when I have more time because I really like how smol Hera came out. ~

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Pash! 2016/12 (p10-11)

I could finally finish translating the interview with Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuri Katsuki) & Kouki Uchiyama (Yuri Plisetsky) published in the 2016 Dec. issue of Pash!, on pages 10-11. Actually I started translating it last Wednesday (afternoon), but then episode 7 caused me to be brain-dead for the next following days… Not in a negative way, but yeah I’m sure you can understand what I mean @_@

By the way, it wasn’t viewed a lot because when I posted it I had just created a Tumblr account and so for some time it did not show up in any kind of search (tag search included), but I actually translated a similar interview with the same 2 seiyuu from Animage, which you can find here. Normally when interviews with the same people are published in the same period they tend to be similar, but actually these two interviews are quite different and both very interesting to read, so I do suggest that you take a look at that one too. I find myself nodding a lot when reading them, I feel that both Toyonaga and Uchiyama are very much into their roles and what they say about the characters makes a lot of sense to me.

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Toshiyuki Toyonaga & Kouki Uchiyama Cross Talk

Toyonaga-san and Uchiyama-san play the two “Yuri”. In a friendly atmosphere we have asked them about their roles and the relationship between them and also about what they think of each other’s acting.

Yuri starts to develop manliness and Yurio starts feeling nervous.

—First of all, let us know what you think about the character of Yuri Katsuki.

Toyonaga: Yuri-kun is an athlete qualified enough to participate in the GP series, yet he is mentally weak. But I think he has very good technical and acting skills. The fact that he’s a late bloomer is very Japanese in a way.

Uchiyama: While he seems psychologically weak at first, as the story progresses he becomes more manly, like he develops a backbone. We see that he’s not only weak, which makes us understand that he is a person with many different sides to him. He’s 23, which is still young, but in figure skating that’s not necessarily young, and he himself realizes that this might be his last season. Seeing the story through his eyes makes you realize how tough the world of figure skating is.

—What do you think about him finding eros in katsudon?

T: Yeah well I had kind of mixed feelings (LOL). But the way he is always serious about things is cool, and seen from an external point of view it’s also somewhat amusing, and I think this, together with the world created by (Mitsurou) Kubo-san, is one of the selling points of the series. Besides, Yuri-kun chose katsudon, but in the real world too there might be skaters who choose bizarre things as their theme. In this anime we know that he is visualizing katsudon, but if we watched without knowing it we would just normally think that his skating is fascinating or erotic.

—Regarding “Yuri’s manliness” as you mentioned before, in the series there are scenes where he declares love during a press conference, or he suddenly lets out that he wants to be hated as the man who stole Victor from the world.

U: If you asked me whether I could do the same… I’m not sure. Yuri has been living in the high-level figure skating world, so he might perceive things in a different way than us. It’s probably not the first time he deals with the mass media. I don’t think it’s easy to understand the state of mind of someone like him.

T: I kind of understand him in a way. When I was around 23 I also wasn’t very discreet about what I thought, in both a good and a bad way. I remember that I used to speak out loud what I thought and felt without really being careful about it. I didn’t really think about how what I said could shock or affect the people around me. When I recall this I think that indeed Yuri-kun is just 23, he’s pretty young in the end. But I do believe that he must have been under a lot of pressure, both because of his psychological weakness and because he had to face the truth that Victor had become his coach. Maybe that press conference in episode 3 is actually the moment where he became determined to skate with Victor despite all the pressure.

—What about Yurio, then?

U: Yurio is about to advance to the senior tournaments after obtaining very good results in his junior years and being praised as a genius. He has an ambition to make a grand senior debut to show himself to the world.

—The electric guitar BGM that plays when he shows up is quite impressive.

U: Yeah, it’s pretty flashy. There are a lot of scenes where he shows an aggressive behavior… (LOL)

T: He bullied me (LOL).

U: But I think that the gap between his hostile behavior and the moments where you can feel his real age is one of the elements that makes his character interesting.

T: Yurio has kind of a bad temper (LOL).

U: He’s a bit unusual.

T: Personally, I was actually looking forward to seeing how Ucchi would play him. In the end that sharp personality does suit a 15 years old boy. As we can see in some scenes like in episode 3 “Onsen on ICE”, he is also able to acknowledge his own defeat, which means that he’s not just selfish and that at his age he already understands that recognizing when you lost is the key to becoming strong. That’s what makes him a genius, in my opinion. People like him have the qualities of a star, and that’s why other people follow them or are attracted to them. …I envy his popularity! (LOL)

U: (LOL) Well, Yurio is catchy. Including his looks.

—What impression did you (Toyonaga-san) receive from Uchiyama-san’s Yurio?

T: It’s presumptuous for me to say this, but I’ve always thought that Ucchi has a flair for sensing other people’s acting. In this series too, when we discussed with sound director (Youji) Shimizu, director (Sayo) Yamamoto and Kubo-san and it was decided how to flesh out Yurio, he responded right away. Same goes for my Yuri Katsuki. When playing Yuri-kun I decided to make him really “flat”, and I personally had the feeling that both in the recording test and the actual performance Ucchi was adapting his acting to that, like “I see, Tosshi is playing Yuri in a flat way. Then I’ll do this other way (for Yurio)”. I think that’s quite remarkable.

U: I think that in a way Toyonaga-san is a stubborn person, as in he usually has his own idea on how he wants to play something. I’m not really like that, so when someone tells me “please do this way” I don’t have a reason to object and I just change my acting as requested. But when Toyonaga-san is told “please try to do this way”, sometimes if he has a different opinion he will speak what he believes out loud. It’s a different style, but I respect him.

T: I’m not sure which one is better though (LOL). But actually it’s not something that happens so often to me. I can also do like Ucchi, usually. Just that for Yuri Katsuki, I have the feeling that I can’t play him properly if when they tell me how to act I can’t understand the reason Yuri is feeling that way. So it happens that, during recording, we spend time talking Yuri’s lines over. The thing is that if I just do what they ask me without actually being convinced of it I’m worried that it might reflect in my acting, that it won’t sound convincing… Yeah, I guess I am stubborn, indeed! (LOL.)

U: I don’t think that’s a bad thing (LOL). Maybe if there was a better word? “Stubborn” kind of tends to have a negative image.

T: Nah, I think that I really am stubborn. That’s why I’m very envious of your ability to reset all you’ve done until that point and just restart from scratch. I’m not really good at that.

U: Sure thing is that Yuri really speaks a lot in every episode. He’s a perfect example of a protagonist.

T: Kubo-san too told me “sorry that there are so many lines, but actually there’s gonna be even more later on” (LOL). But to be honest, what I found most difficult is not the number of lines but the fact that comedy parts and realistic parts are mixed up. This series has a very fast pace, and sometimes my acting mind can’t keep up with the speed. Like the sudden switch when the mini charas show up, it’s not something that happens very often in other series.

U: When watching it might not feel as fast, but yeah, playing it is quite tough (LOL).

—How do Yuri and Yurio feel about each other?

T: I don’t think Yuri thinks that much about Yurio…

U: He doesn’t look like he cares a lot about him.

T: Yeah, it looks like he doesn’t really think anything. He has stronger feelings regarding the fact that Victor came to his place. Yurio feels that Yuri stole Victor from him so of course he lashes out at him continuously. As for Yuri, he’s like “there’s no point in taking it out on me..”. In the end it’s not like he personally asked Victor to come there.

U: I think that Yurio is profoundly convinced that Victor was supposed to become someone that would greatly influence him, and that he was stolen from him. He is also nervous because he wants to keep up his good results from the junior era and he fears that if he doesn’t start properly he will lose the best period for an athlete. He is also afraid that if Yuri Katsuki blossoms he might become an amazing athlete. It’s for all these reasons that he is determined to pull apart Yuri and Victor. That’s how I picture him when I play him.

Victor is to Yuri the same as Jackie is to Toyonaga-san!?

—What is Victor to Yuri and Yurio?

T: To Yuri I guess he’s basically like a god. He has always admired him. I used to be a big fan of Jackie Chan, I think it’s probably the same.

U: I see. So it’s as if Jackie Chan suddenly showed up at your place and told you “I’m going to teach you action stunts”.

T: …I guess it would be like that. “Eeeh! No, wait, my room is full of your posters!!”. Kind of.

U: Ok, maybe not really the same (LOL).

T: Probably not (LOL). Well, it’s not like I wanted to do stunts like him anyway!

U: You should be an action star of a certain level for it to be the same (LOL).

T: Yeah. I’m not really on the same level as Yuri-kun (LOL). Well I do think that it’s somewhat like that. In the beginning Yuri-kun was probably ecstatic, but after some time he’ll likely get worried of what people start to think about him, considering that Victor is giving up his life as an athlete to coach him. I think he will realize that he cannot keep on just worshipping him like before.

—Who is your favorite character?

T: I like Popovich, absolutely! I really want you to look forward to his spirit (LOL).

U: I’m sure people will love his character. (Wataru) Hatano-san did a good job.

T: Yes! He’s really pitiful, but when you see that from the outside it’s kind of funny! Mind, I’m not talking bad about him, but isn’t it true that sometimes people who are seriously sad, surprised or scared look a bit funny seen from an external point of view?

U: Depending on the point of view the same thing can feel like either a comedy or a tragedy.

T: He’s the perfect embodiment of that. You can completely understand his feelings, but he’s still funny.

U: I like Kenjiro Minami quite a lot. He looks up to Yuri, right? I really liked how he shaked Yuri up when he was feeling embarassed about his past performances.

T: To Minami-kun Yuri was probably the same as what Victor was to Yuri.

—What scenes impressed you?

U: I liked when in episode 1 we see the recollections of Yuri’s life. I thought it was really well done how in such a short amount of time they showed many sides of his past. It had a great impact and I like it a lot.

T: I liked the scene in episode 2 where Yuri hastily hides all the posters in his room and then when he’s in his bed he suddenly realizes how happy and excited he is that Victor is there. I think it’s very much like him. Also, who is that guy, Takao, that Mari neechan was talking about?? (LOL). He just appears for an instant but I can’t help wondering who he is. Also, the night before “Onsen on ICE”, when Yuri goes to Minako-sensei’s place to practice the choreography, and the scene in episode 4 where he sits next to Victor on the beach and they talk, they all fit Yuri’s character and had me impressed.

—Could you tell us some anecdotes about recording?

U: The 3 skate nerd sisters played by (Akiko) Yajima-san are amusing. They are entertaining to watch on the screen as well.

T: Those 3 sisters are funny. They first record the 1st one, then the 2nd and the 3rd, so basically Yajima-san is doing the recording in 3 times. Sometimes the picture just shows the lineart and sometimes it’s just the storyboard, so not even sound director Shimizu understands what line is said by which sister (LOL). But apparently in Yajima-san’s mind they are different and actually she changes her acting slightly for each sister, I think that’s really amazing.

—Lastly, please leave a message for our readers!

T: What is interesting about this series is that the meaning of “growing up” is a bit different than in most others. Yuri-kun already has skills, so it doesn’t really feel like he’s “growing”… more like that Victor is opening doors for him that he wasn’t able to open before. When he’s not performing he still is his usual meek self, so his original personality does not really change, but by being with Victor he’s influenced by him little by little. I think you are all cheering on the GP series of the real world, but in the meantime the GP series in the anime is also getting to its most interesting part and the China tournament is about to end.

U: Yurio is waiting for you in the Russia tournament coming next.

T: Yeah. There will finally be the confrontation with Yurio. Stay tuned to see how they will end up eventually. In the next episode, ep. 7, my favorite guy Popovich is going to show an amazing performance (LOL), enjoy that and the rest of the series too!

U: We are going to see lots of characters with varied personalities, coming from different countries and grown up in different conditions. This series is an original anime, so actually we’re also very excited when doing recordings because not even we know what’s going to happen in the long run. I hope that you can feel the same while watching. Be sure to follow the series until the end!

T: …Actually, I heard how it ends~… from Kubo-san.

U: I don’t think you should have.

T: It’s not how you think! I couldn’t help it… She got drunk at a dinner meeting and just let it slip out (LOL).

U: Don’t make her drink! (LOL)