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Cheerful Sports Festival - Gacha Update 10/20

The new event gacha, featuring Hagumi, Tae, and Arisa as Cool / Blue, is now available!

END: 10/31 @ 15:00PM JST

  • 4★ [A Smile for a Serious Battle] Kitazawa Hagumi (0.500%) - Score Up + Perfect Lock
  • 3★ [Bread Eating Contest!] Hanazono Tae (1.200%) - Score Up + Healer
  • 2★ [Sportsmanship] Ichigaya Arisa (9.600%) - Score Up

The previous gacha, Rainy Blue Rose, has been added to the permanent gacha.

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Held every year in New York, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a 25-night-long Halloween event featuring some 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins arranged into dinosaurs, sea monsters, zombies, and other spooky sculptural forms. 

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In 1997, popular children’s television show Teletubbies released a short sketch entitled The Lion and Bear. It is one of seven “magical events” featured on the pre-school show, but it received a huge backlash.

Thousands of parents complained about the sketch, which features lifeless cardboard cutouts of a lion and a bear chasing each other accompanied by sinister music, being too scary. People even wanted compensation for sleepless nights, as children were too afraid to go to sleep in case they were chased by the figures. The feature was eventually banned from TV in four different countries, while many other countries resorted to replacing the music with a much jollier theme. Interestingly, recordings of the original scene were reportedly taken down by Youtube, making an unedited version hard to find.

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Higher quality calendar scans from

Soukatsu

on twitter! The event featured in the calendar image is actually listed.  I’ve also listed the illustrator of each image. 

  • Cover: Barcelona Gala (Itou Noriko) 
  • Image #1- World Team Trophy (Itou Noriko) 
  • Image #2- Onsen on Ice Hasetsu Exhibition (Tadashi Hiramatsu) 
  • Image #4- Training Camp (Itou Noriko) 
  • Image #3- Start of the Grand Prix Series  (Tadashi Hiramatsu)
  • Image #5- Yuuri & Victor at the GPF in Nagoya  (Itou Noriko)
  • Image #6-  Worlds Gala Finale (Kubo Mitsurou) 
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An all-new immersive Assassin’s Festival is overtaking the town of Lestallum!

Starting on August 31, 2017 until January 31, 2018, you can partake in this limited time event, featuring gameplay elements from the Assassin’s Creed game series, mini-games, and a chance to obtain exclusive items, such as the “Medjay Assassin’s Robes” for Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto.

Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival is available as a free download from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store!

The “Master Assassin’s Robes” for Noctis can be obtained via the Dream Egg, a special item from the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. The Moogle Chocobo Carnival is going on now and will end in late September, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

A Look at the New Gem Designs

So, we’ve learned about the two new gems: Aquamarine and Topaz. People have already begun to criticize them for being cheap designs, but how about we take a closer look?

Aquamarine

Aquamarine has been described by the leaker as smaller than Peridot and extremely childish. The first piece of info is already evident, as she seems to be even shorter than Steven. Her personality can be drawn from her appearance: the tear-shaped gem under her eye calls into mind how children, when they don’t get what they want, will become angry and cry. However, her gem also gives a darker hint to Aquamarine’s capabilities- after all, the Diamonds wouldn’t send anyone to deal with gems on Earth. Criminals often get a tear-shaped tattoo under their eye to signify that they’ve killed someone. Since Pearl recognized her description in the leaks, it’s likely Aquamarine was in the War, and possibly shattered gems.

Aquamarine’s outfit itself continues this trend. It seems innocent at first glance, but also implies power. The dress, flats, and small pixie-like wings are typical of a childish and usually-harmless fairy in most media, but look closer. The vest and cut of Aquamarine’s dress look more like an office dress, as if she can get down to business when needed to. In fact, the top of her dress under the vest even looks like an office tie. This is continued with the gloves and hair: her hair is short and seems childish, but is also the haircut of a businesswoman, and the gloves are short, for manual work, instead of the long and elegant gloves meant for decoration that are seen on Sapphire. She may look like a fairy, but Aquamarine is a cunning magician.

This trend is continued in the above photo. What we see is possibly Aquamarine’s weapon- a wand. While most people see a wand as a silly stick, wands were always seen as dangerous and valuable in fairytales and myths. This is, once again, the essence of Aquamarine: silly in one moment, deadly in another. Let’s move on to Topaz.

Topaz

If Aquamarine is the brains of the mission, Topaz is the brawn. Topaz may also serve to keep Aquamarine in check when she becomes childish. But let’s move on to design. Topaz, according to Pearl in the leaks, is a fusion. She seems to be made of two Topaz gems, with one gem on either side of her head. Her outfit, compared to Aquamarine, is relatively simple, but still interesting. Let’s start from the top. Topaz has a buzz cut, as an army soldier would, giving the sense that she is a no-nonsense type of woman. This trend continues with her simple outfit, as she isn’t trying to impress someone since they would know her power, and with her visor, which implies a level of intelligence and concentration not seen in other soldier-type gems, such as Amethysts and Jaspers. That’s not to say those types aren’t intelligent, but Topaz gets down to business. Her muscles are huge, with hands bigger than Aquamarine’s hands, yet also seem gentle and able to do precise operations. Perhaps Topaz gems usually serve as the leaders of military operations- she seems more levelheaded than Jasper, and may even be her superior.

Topaz’s weapon is seen above. It is best to keep in mind this is a fusion weapon- either the Topaz gems each have a mallet/club of some sort with a large rock on one end, or perhaps one gem has a staff while the other has large rocks as their weapon. Either way, this is a weapon that can be used both for offense and defense. With the shaft of the weapon, Topaz can block oncoming attacks, as seen in the picture, and with the ends of the weapon she can deliver painful blows. It is interesting to note that, compared to other soldier-type gems, Topaz is extremely calm while fighting. Amethysts and Jaspers usually have more frustration or joy in their features depending on the events of a fight, while this Topaz, other than her eyebrows, slight frown, and tense muscles, keeps a poker face. Instead of throwing herself into the battle, Topaz is keeping herself in check, and not allowing herself to become cocky or reveal weaknesses.

Other Notes

  • Aquamarine doesn’t have a nose, just like Sapphire. 
  • The blue bits above Aquamarine’s head in the first picture may be a bow or hair ribbon of some sort.
  • Aquamarine’s wings don’t seem to be made out of water, as with Lapis. Perhaps they come directly from her gem, instead of from a different source, or are always present, compared to how Lapis can make her wings disappear. 
  • Aquamarine may actually be wearing a shirt or top of some kind underneath her vest, since her skin seems to be a different color where it meets the dress.
  • Aquamarine is also wearing tights.
  • Aquamarine’s wand may be able to manipulate and hold objects in mid-air, as Peridot’s limb enhancer fingers did in earlier episodes. A magician often has a levitating act.
  • It is possible each Topaz in the fusion has a one-sided visor of sorts, each on different sides, which combine into one big visor when they fuse.
  • Topaz seems to be able to absorb people and objects into her body. When they are absorbed, people seem to become smaller as they sink into her.
  • It could be due to how the scene is shaded, but Topaz’s pants may become shoes at the bottom?
  • Topaz’s lips and nose are shared with Yellow Diamond and other gems in her court.
  • If we follow the Color Rule, Topaz and Aquamarine belong to Yellow and Blue Diamond respectively.
  • Topaz and Aquamarine have worked together before, and are known for their strength. It is unknown if they’ve worked together since then, but this is the Diamonds pulling out the big guns.

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So my sister @gayspiderman pointed out that Mei’s spray (called “Pajamas”) for the Uprising event featured the same sweater she’s wearing in her animated short, and I eventually realized she’s also wearing her pajama bottoms that she’s seen wearing in the short as well. Here’s that spray if you need to jog your memory:

They were basically teasing us about the short this entire time and we didn’t even realize this was some sort of clue/hint of what was to come.

While in Barcelona / Tom drabble

Pairing: Reader x Tom

Featuring: Tom Holland and special guest Tessa Holland

Warning: nudity (visual)

Request -  Can you do 68 and 70 with Tom? I feel like it could be really funny and cute.

68 -  “YOU”RE WEARING MY UNDERWEAR?!”

70 -  “Oh. I guess I should put pants on then.”

The elevator dinged as it arrived to your floor, you headed down the hall swinging your room key thoughtlessly around your fingers as you went. It was early when you woke up so you headed to the hotel’s gym for a morning pick-me-up. Your boyfriend, who had been up till well past 2 AM, was fast asleep when you left. As you unlocked the door to your room, it was quiet as you stepped in. Guessing that your boyfriend was still fast asleep, you headed to the shower as quietly as you could. 

You quickly stripped out of your sweat-soaked clothes and got into the shower, washing your hair and body from the grime of the gym. It took you only roughly 15 minutes to wash away the smell of sweat from your hair and body, and you wrapped a towel around your body and walked out of the bathroom, the warmth of the hotel suite following you everywhere. you assumed Tom, your boyfriend, had left the heat on all night. You knew how cold he got in the morning after drinking, he’d be shivering for hours. 

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Code: Realize: Cotton Candy Party 

The cover used for the June 2017 issue of B’s-Log with Code:Realize as the main feature, This illustration seems to be a sort of alternate/add on version to the illustration done by miko for the “Code:Realize ~Fantastic Party~” event featuring the voice actors for all main bachelors. If you look closely at the bunting, you will see it says “~Fantastic Party~.


In addition, appears Lupin is wearing the same tuxedo he uses in the aforementioned illustration. I don’t think I’ve seen Delly in a main illustration before, so this is quite rare. I would love to see more of Cardia’s gorgeous dress, but it’s covered by the cotton candy (or fairy floss). Please, do not pass up the cute Sissi balloon in the back!


If re-posting please credit to “flowermiko” at Tumblr or Twitter.  DO NOT UPLOAD TO ZEROCHAN. Thank you and enjoy!

Y'all, my first book is being released tomorrow by @workmanpub. I’m overwhelmed by all of the nice shit that’s been written about it, not to mention the awesome write-ups in print mags like @elleusa, @bust_magazine, @healthmagazine, & @familycirclemag. Also, apparently there’s already a book club reading it this month and I’m just sitting over here like 😳📕😳📕

Tomorrow’s Bull City tour kick-off at @motorcomh c/o @regulatorbookshop is allegedly sold out, but y'all know how I feel about party crashers- just show up and you’ll probably get in- at the very least you can grab a beer or some sesame udon salad at @partsandlabour. Tell ‘em Jessamyn sent you & TIP YOUR BARTENDER PLEASE AND THANK YOU. After that, it’s Nashville’s @parnassusbooks on Wednesday, Raleigh’s @quailridgebooks on Thursday, and a yoga class at #yogafestnc on Saturday- all the info’s on jessamynstanley.com/tour (link is in the header). Anyway, y'all are the best & I’m so excited to meet you. Also USE THE #EVERYBODYYOGA SNAPCHAT FILTER WHEN YOU’RE AT THE EVENTS- it features a half-naked bitmoji Jessamyn doing yoga soooo. Yeah. Let’s spread that shit.

You can buy “Every Body Yoga” anywhere fine books are sold. I have waited a long time to say those words. Also, this shameless promotion is inspired by the boys of @thecrookedmedia.


Outfit by @vonscher_active Photo by @lydiahudgens (at Durham, North Carolina)

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The night of haunting is fast approaching, and so is our Halloween Event!

Join the event featuring our boys celebrating this frightful but fun time of year!  Anything related to Halloween is accepted, which can include Eren and Levi celebrating the holiday itself, getting involved into something spooky, or even being spooky themselves.


Being that Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, we thought it would be best to have a singular day event (October 31st) to host this event.  There are no prompts this time, we only require that whatever you post must be relevant to Halloween, or within the general horror/thriller genre.  Otherwise you have full creative freedom!

Don’t forget tag your work as #ererievents or #ererihalloween2017 so we can reblog it here.  As always, belated work is accepted, so don’t feel pressured to get things done by a deadline.

Please take a look at our rules for any further questions and guidelines.  If there is something more specific on your mind, don’t hesitate to send an ask and hopefully we can come up with the best answer.

We also want to take this time to thank our 6.1k+ followers for the astounding support lately!  You guys are what make this fandom so fun to be a part of!  We are grateful for all the kind messages and contributions.  So thanks again!  Let’s have this be another fun event, and many more!

-The Mods

Hey everyone! As of today, there’s exactly one month left until JuminV Week! We are so excited to see so many people who love Jumin and V’s relationship whether platonically or romantically, and that many are interested in participating, whether by creating entries to fulfill the prompts and/or by enjoying works created by others. We especially want to extend a sincere thank you to all who helped promoting the event so far.

JuminV Week is a prompts-based event taking place from April 10th-16th. Works of all media can be submitted for the event and featured on this blog: art, fic, edits, graphics, cosplay, amvs, mixes, audio; if you can think of it, we’ll be featuring it.

Prompts:

day one, april 10th: photography | nostalgia/childhood

day two, april 11th: realizations | reunited

day three, april 12th: alternate universe/crossover | first meeting

day four, april 13th: long distance relationship | lyrics

day five, april 14th: travel | confessions

day six, april 15th: food | first kiss

day seven, april 16th: marriage/wedding | spring

All prompts can be interpreted platonically or romantically. Please visit our blog for more details regarding guidelines and submissions. We track the #juminvweek tag, and you can also find us at our Twitter, @juminvweek!

Thank you for being excited as we are. Have fun, we can’t wait to see everyone’s work next month!

The header for this post was made by the one and only @gayalexy! The edit of the original CG is by @jihyunkm and the rest of V was drawn by @murasaki-kun!

Under Construction : The Samwell Student Union

A wonderful thing has happened: the Check, Please! Fandom is getting quite large! However, that means many people have said they are missing events and groups because they aren’t following the right people to see the post. The goal of the Student Union is to centralize these things. We will also reblog the posts of events/networks, but the goal is to have permanent pages where you can easily see what is going on without scrolling forever.

What will the Samwell Student Union Have?

  • Community Calendar Shows the dates of Fic Exchanges, Big Bangs, Character/Ship Fests, Meet-Ups, Ngozi’s Con appearances, etc in one place.
  • Clubs Lists Check, Please! oriented networks that fans can join!
  • Resource Center Lists other fan resources 
  • Maybe more! Feel free to suggest things, though we are going to focus on shoring up the ideas above first.

Answers to more questions you may have below the cut.

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After a story came out that showed the creepy way Vice President Mike Pence views his wife and other women, Twitter couldn’t resist shamelessly mocking him.

A Washington Post story published Wednesday night, titled, “Karen Pence is the vice president’s ‘prayer warrior,’ gut check and shield,” (seriously) one of the details from the story that ended up going viral was a section about how the vice president tries to avoid being alone in the same room with another woman without his wife present.

“In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either,” wrote the Post‘s Ashley Parker, in her profile of the vice president’s marriage.

Another detail Parker omitted from her story is the incredibly unsettling word Pence uses when addressing his wife. The Rolling Stone’s Stephen Rodrick profiled Pence’s time as Governor of Indiana, and recounted a time when a state legislator overheard then-Governor Pence refer to his wife, Karen, as “mother” during a dinner at the Governor’s mansion with Democratic legislators in an effort to build camaraderie with lawmakers across the aisle:

Of course, all of this was way too much for Twitter to handle, with many of them pointing out that Pence’s aversion to being around women without his wife present says more about his lack of ability to be trustworthy around women than his relationship with his wife:

Read more:http://resistancereport.com/politics/mike-pence-women-twitter/