I haven’t seen a Tumblr explosion of pictures yet, so here’s a preview of what’s inside the Animestyle issue with the YOI feature. I’m planning to upload better-quality pictures once I have decent light quality. (EDIT: Better quality here.)
Included in the issue:
-image of the pre-airing poster (the all-blue costume images on the website), -Phichit’s group selfie on the ice with all skaters in costume -Animestyle cover without text
-2-page character design sketches of Yuuri, Victor, and Yurio
-6-page interview with producer Otsuka Manabu
-part of the ep1 scene of Yuuri skating Stammi Vicino - step sequence into the camel spin with change of foot (60/117 key frames published in the magazine).
-various comparisons of the key frame drawing and the finished anime frame
-key frames of what seems to be the opening scene of Yurio’s EX (23 frames)
-8-page interview between staff members (including character designer Tadashi Hiramatsu) -a few key frames of Minako and Yuuko -key frames of the beginning of Minami’s FS with little shimmy (25 frames) -key frames of J.J.’s combination spin (frames 4-59)
If you have a situation where you have more than 10 gifs in a set you might need to pair or triple up some of your gifs by putting together two smaller gifs (e.g. 268 px wide) into one larger gif that’s full width (540 px wide)
tunnel was cold. A shiver ran down your back and you pressed your body into the
wall, waiting as footsteps slowly faded, becoming one with the soft vibrations that
filled the space. You let the air settle for a moment, then crouched low and
moved off into the darkness once again, listening hard for any sound beyond
your own heartbeat. You shuffled over to the nearest door and pressed gently
against the metal. With a soft whine it gave way, and you peered in to find the
walls lined with bottles, and the floor filled with boxes.
inside, you scanned the labels around you, searching for anything that might be
useful, but there was no point – you couldn’t read the local language. Your
eyes fell on the crate just in front of you, and in a last-ditch attempt to
salvage anything before you reentered the tunnel, you pulled off the lid with a
She has a habit of living in the past. She holds on tightly to the good and forgets the bad. The present and future scare her because they are mysterious. But the past is a time that will always be. She can count on it to stay the same. That’s why she often gets stuck in memories. She loves going back and reliving feelings. That’s why they call her a daydreamer. She spends most of her time thinking of past events, so they will never slip from her memory, knowing she might never feel that again. That’s why she takes pictures. She loves to capture perfect moments so she can relive them when she’s feeling down. She places her pictures in gold and silver frames to preserve memories. While people change, pictures never do.
Excerpt from a book I’ll never write, 23
“Gold and silver frames”