lmao that sumo gamespot interview shows how out of touch the devs are in relation to events

[Masuda]:  When it comes to the Pokemon distributions, especially when we give out Pokemon at specific locations or for doing something, we’re not just giving out the Pokemon as a character; we want people to create some kind of memory when they get that Pokemon.

yeah i have a lot of memories of going to GameStop - which totally didn’t pay to be featured for said events - and asking if they have any event cards and them going “no”. yes. those are amazing memories.

It can get very complicated though. If a Pokemon is given out in Japan first, then we need to think about distributing it in other regions, or vice-versa. It’s something we’re always looking at.

That’s bullshit and you know it. Game Freak doesn’t ever think about other regions. 

Or… care what the fans outside of Japan want at all, really.

To put it in another way, we always pay attention to the “value” of a Pokemon.

Yes. these events have great value. mostly because you fuckers don’t distribute shit anywhere but japan, and if you do we have a six month delay.

I’d like to remind everyone that while Japan got shiny Xerneas and Yveltal events, North America got… a non shiny Zoroark, not even in a cherish ball.

We are just a few short days away form The 2016 Anime North - JCCC Halloween and Doujinshi Festival, so what better time to put up what programming to expect?

Featuring talented Doujinka Artists with original books, doujinshi and fanzines from all parts of the GTA and the following amazing crafters and vendors with wares from cosplay essentials, anime plush and figurines, jewelry, Japanese fashion and accessories clothing and much more!

Dance all night with DJ Tenshin and DJ Epikuro  

The Dark Arcade presented by Team GOES

Video Viewing Room of Horror  (Video Titles TBA)

No Tricks All Treats Refreshments Concessions, featuring exclusive Halloween Event 2016 edition dessert creations by Chef Jessica Simon. See Concessions for full Menu.
- Also available: Drinks & snacks.
- Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza will be available for sale at 8PM until supplies last.  
- Mystery grab bags for $5 each or 2 for $8 for a chance to win movie nights at the JCCC, Dessert and drink for 2 from Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Café and passes to Anime North 2017 before its released to the public!

Creepy Crafting Area (inquire Craft Supplies table for crafting contests happening all night)

The Haunted Card Tables presented by Wood For Sheep

Mask Making Contest (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Japanese Tea 101 Workshop by Momo Tea (9:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Crafting with Cafe Delish (10:30 PM - 11:30 PM)

NOTE: This post has been edited to reflect the correct pricing of the grab bags and to correct the name of one of the rooms.

RARE ARTIFACT DEDICATION F. Scott Fitzgerald's "1918 Princeton Certificate"

SATURDAY | ​​OCTOBER 29 | 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

DATE: October 29 (Saturday)

TIME: 4:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: The Fitzgerald Museum | 919 Felder Avenue

This special event will feature the donation of an extraordinary artifact: the 1918 Princeton-issued “Certificate of Withdrawal,” which states that F. Scott Fitzgerald had withdrawn from the university to join the Armed Services.

The certificate was purchased for the Museum by a substantial donation from Henry Lynn of Birmingham, AL. Following the ceremony, the artifact will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served

More info here


Exploring Harbin, China’s Spectacular Ice Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节)

To view more photos and videos of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival as it unfolds over the next month, visit the 冰雪大世界 | Ice & Snow World and 太阳岛 | Sun Island location pages.

Each winter, thousands flock to frigid Northeast China for the spectacular Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节).

The festival officially began on January 5 and lasts for one month, but construction on the massive snow and ice sculptures started months ago. The structures—which range in form from animals to full-scale buildings—are just as impressive after dark as they are during the day thanks to colorful lighting embedded within the ice.

Festival spectators face temperatures as low as -35º Celsius (-31º Fahrenheit), but people from around world can explore the striking sculptures through photos and videos shared to Instagram.

4 days Bankgok, Tokyo, Dubai

After years in Japan I learned to appreciate every single minute of travel, and sometimes my trips have a slightly crazy schedule. So here is a mini guide what to do in a very short time and have a fabulous trip. 

Bangkok (noon till evening)

For a bit of local arty / fashion experience try: It’s Happened to be a Closet, all fashion people go to this shop / atelier / restaurant. There is a manicure room, a foot massage parlor, DIY ateliers to make your own jewelry, and a fantastic European style restaurant (order anything with truffles and you will not be disappointed), there is a store, bakery and enough colors to make your energy levels really high.

124/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23 | Khlong Toei Nuea (they do not have a website, it is a best kept local secret)



Just nearby there are three most amazing interior furniture shops, even of you travel light you should check them for inspiration. Run by the same owner each shop has a very distinguished look and feel, and there is a lot to see there in a tiny 2 floor space. Each shop is a bit of a tiny fabulous apartment, the one where you really want to meet the owner. They are all next to each other and have these beautiful names: Incredible, Eligible, and Unforgettable.



Check them out at: 116/6 Sukhumvit 23, Sukhumvit Road, North Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.


At My Little Box and Pommery event 

Catching Pokemons across Japanese capital is the most fun.

Quick gateway to Enoshima in summer


After Tokyo, Dubai came next, despite summer heat there are always many new restaurants and places to visit. It changes everyday.


A shisha bar and Chanel baboosh

Finding street art in Dubai is a real treasure hunt as messages are hidden across construction sites everywhere. And after dinner at night a walk by the beach is a bliss.


Paying Tribute to “The King” During Elvis Week

To see more moments from the life of an Elvis tribute artist, follow @deanzaselvis on Instagram. To watch Elvis Week events as they unfold, explore the Graceland location page.

“I like to say that my job description is singing the greatest music ever created and making people happy in the process,” says Elvis tribute artist Dean Zeligman (@deanzaselvis), who makes his living performing as Elvis across the globe. This time last year, Dean beat out more than 500 other artists to take top honors at Graceland’s (@visitgraceland), Elvis Week competition.

There’s more to being an Elvis tribute artist than one might expect. “We must make the unnatural natural,” explains Dean. “His movements and mannerisms must be as natural to us as our own. I studied theatrical makeup to match his facial features, recreated all of his stage wear and even his casual clothes. Nothing is done half-heartedly.”

Studio Profile: Abbey Road Studios

When it comes to honoring the past without losing sight of the future, the legendary Abbey Road Studios are unparalleled. Some of the most influential, trailblazing rock and pop music has been recorded there, and the studios are world renowned for their innovation. Combining the latest technology with classic recording techniques, the award-winning engineers know when to be precise and when to experiment.

Keep reading


Bizarre-shaped hot air balloons fly over Bristol city

From Thursday till Sunday, Bristol city of England is witnessing hundreds of magnificent hot air balloons launch during the 37th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in Europe.

The event features four days of extravagant hot air balloon displays with hundreds of thousands visitors watching. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons differing in size and shape and participate in mass ascents.

#inktober Sunday Feature - submissions call

Hello dear followers!

We are happy to officially announce a new exciting event on our blog: The #inktober Sunday Feature.

The name is quite self-explanatory, but here’s the thing: we invite you, follower or not, to submit your #inktober artwork for the grand feature we are going to do every Sunday until the end of the month, today included.

You can submit as many artworks as you want, traditional or digital, through this page here.

  • We won’t accept artworks sent via chat.
  • The rules and criteria stated on the submission page apply for the #inktober submission as well. 
  • We recommend to add artwork’s title, your name and, if you want, date of the piece. Feel free to add links to your social pages in the description.

The featured artworks will be posted every Sunday at 9pm (GMT-4).

For the official prompts, check out the official website of #inktober.

We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!

Have a great #inktober, everyone! May the inspiration be with you.



Restoring Classic Bikes with @sargentandco

For more vintage bike renovation follow @sargentandco. To keep up with this year’s Tour de France, follow @letourdefrance on Instagram and browse the #tdf2015 hashtag.

Just a few weeks before Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France (@letourdefrance) in 2012, he appeared in Rob Sargent’s bike shop, Sargent & Co. (@sargentandco), in Finsbury Park, north London. “It was just so exciting,” says Rob, who opened the shop in 2008 after a career in photography and art. Bradley was there for a photo shoot inside the shop, where the walls are covered with a stock of vintage bike frames from France, England, Belgium and Italy, and the house cat Aalto prowls between the suspended frames and window displays. “He had a very strong presence which remained after he left; he was here for about half a day,” Rob recalls fondly. A sign in the shop window reading “Go Wiggo Go!” stayed up throughout the rest of the London 2012 Olympics.

Rob creates custom builds or renovates old classics to their former glory for customers, a passion project turned into a full-time endeavor. Rob is also currently restoring a Thames sailing barge, as well as doing scene painting for feature films. “Since I opened the shop I don’t get much time on the bike,” he jokes. “I was warned about that.”

Some of Rob’s favorite models include the first bike frame he made from scratch, as well as frames that come in from T.J. Quick, Raleigh and A.S. Gillott. “English frames are particularly unique as the cycling racing at the time didn’t allow you to show any branding so the builders would try and make the frames very distinct with fancy legs and ways of doing things,” he says.

Otomate Party 2015 - Special Feature

Cast included: Kakihara Tetsuya, Namikawa Daisuke, Ono Yuuki, Terashima Takuma, Yoshino Hiroyuki 

(Credits for various screenshots go to source!)

Link to Otomate Party 2015 - Special Feature: http://www.bilibili.com/video/av4090617/