A little while back, I asked y'all which dinosaur was the most like today’s capybara, and the results are IN:
Psittacosaurus is the clear winner in terms of suggestions (6 plus one “basal ceratopsian” that I’m going to assume is also psittacosaurus)
Protoceratops was the runner up, being a smallish, fairly well known ceratopsian, though of course it was neither aquatic nor a symbol of peace and unity (if we take into account that one infamous fossil)
Third place goes to basal/aquatic anklyosaurs, which I interpreted as Liaoningosaurus, and is probably physically and semi-aquatically one of the best matches
I also got 3 suggestions for kunbarrasaurus/minmi (searches for minmi initially turned up a Japanese musician and confused the heck out of me)
Honorable mention goes to the the heterodontasaurus chupacapra (a misread of capybara)
Thescalosaurus, A small, possibly semi aquatic ornithopod
And the non-dinosaur squad: jospehoartsia, a small synapsid, and my lizard

pirran-p  asked:

Can you suggest better names for club leaders? Those are SO stupid i'm literally dying, and you are very good in it. I adore the names you gave for rivals <3

Ask and you shall receive

*cracks knuckles*

Geiju Tsuka, which literally just means artist.

First name: Shun (俊). 俊 means ‘talented’, which befits a young painter.

Last name: Hiroshige (広重) 広 means ‘wide’ and ‘重’ means heaviness. This is also the name of famous ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige.

Therefore Shun Hiroshige (広重 俊)

Gema Taku, which is basically ‘game otaku’ in a Japanese accent.

First name: Shigeru (茂) which means ‘to be luxuriant, abundant’. This is the first name of game designer Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo fame. I think it’s a nice shoutout to the famous game producer.

Last name: Kōzuki (上月). This is the last name of the founder of Konami, Kagemasa Kozuki.

Therefore: Shigeru Kōzuki (上月 茂)

Uekiya Engeika HOOOOOO BOY. Her name is, you guessed it, gardener gardener. It’s moon moon all over again.

First name: Sayuri (百合), which means ‘small lily’. It’s a cute name for someone who is into gardening. It’s also different from names with the prefix ‘hana’, which means flower. There’s already a Hanako in the game, so I didn’t want to add another Hana-.

Last name: Tanaka (田中), which means ‘dweller in the rice paddy/field’. Uekiya spends a lot of time around fields since she’s a gardener.

Therefore: Sayuri Tanaka (田中 百合)

Miyuji Shan, which is ‘musician’ in Japanese. It looks so butchered it doesn’t even look Japanese.

First name: Kotone (琴音), which means ‘sound of a harp’. Harp is a stringed instrument, and the guitar is a string instrument. Furthermore, Miyuji was a quiet, mousy girl before her sudden transformation, mirroring the soft sound of a harp. Or perhaps Setsuko (節子), which means ‘child of melody, verse’. Miyuji is a musician.

Last Name: Yoshiki (佳樹). This is the name of the leader of X Japan (a Japanese heavy metal band). Miyuji is a total rocker, so this would be a shout out to him.

Therefore: Kotone Yoshiki (佳樹 琴音) or Setsuko Yoshiki (佳樹 節子)

Fureddo Jonzu… I actually cringed when I saw this. It’s not a smart pun. It’s just dumb. You also have to consider that voice actors will actually be saying these names, and it’s just gonna be laughable.

First name: Toshio (俊雄), which means ‘sagacious, hero’. Fred Fureddo is described as a natural born leader, and will become a heroic sleuth should the school atmosphere fall too low.

Last name: Taniyama (谷山). Why Taniyama, you ask? Because Kisho Taniyama is the current Japanese voice actor of Fred Jones, the character Fred Fureddo is ‘inspired’ by.

Therefore: Toshio Taniyama (谷山 俊雄)

Kaga Kusha. This means ‘scientist’.

First name: Hiroshi (浩), which means ‘prosperous’. He certainly has a prosperous future! This is also the first name of Hiroshi Ishiguro, the director of Intelligent Robotics Laboratory. It was this group that created Actroid, an android.

Last name: Yokoyama (横山), which means ‘mountain to the side’. This is the surname of Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who is thought to have started the mecha anime genre through his works, Tetsujin 28 and Giant Robo.

Therefore: Hiroshi Yokoyama

Cheer Up Post #5240

thesinfulsquidchild would like a post with foxes, Japanese shrines, and musician Tyler Joseph from Twenty One Pilots. Enjoy!

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Band of the Week: BAND-MAID


Photo courtesy of BAND-MAID website


BAND-MAID is an all-girl Japanese rock band formed in Tokyo in 2013. The band dresses as maids, the idea coming from Miku, who was working at a maid café when she decided to create the band. She noticed the contrast between the cute maid outfits she wore for work and the harder rock music she listened to on the way home, and wanted to play with the contrast between the two. They’ve been slowly gaining recognition and played their first oversea “service” (what they call their shows) last year in 2016 in Seattle, USA.

Sound Like

BAND-MAID’s hard rock and pop metal sounds can be compared to bands like The Pretty Reckless and Babymetal.  


BAND-MAID has released four albums since it’s start, beginning with MAID IN JAPAN, New Beginning, Brand New MAID, and most recently Just Bring It, which was released on January 17th of this year. They have also released two singles, 愛と情熱のマタドール (Love, Passion, Matador) and YOLO. Only MAID IN JAPAN and Love, Passion Matador can be found on Spotify, and these as well as New Beginning can be found on iTunes.

Photo courtesy of Tktk photography


BAND-MAID is made up of five members, Miku (小鳩 ミク), Saiki (彩姫), Kanami (遠乃 歌波), Akane (廣瀬 茜), and Misa (ミサ). Saiki and Miku both do vocals, while Miku also plays guitar with Kanami. Akane plays the drums and Misa is on bass.

How Are They Diverse?

BAND-MAID is made up of all female Japanese musicians, and in a rock scene dominated by white men, the addition of an Asian female rock group is certainly necessary. The Asian music scene is dominated by pop groups, so the heavier rock sound BAND-MAID has isn’t as common. Their music is also a nice turn from a Eurocentric pop culture, coming neither from Europe or another western country, and sung mostly in Japanese, with only the occasional line in English.

Cheer Up Post #5479

For the anon requesting foxes in flower crowns, Japanese desserts, musician Josh Dun, and boys in skirts/dresses. Here you go!

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So I was bored and decided to check out Google Trends cuz i dont have a life or anything significant to do with my time :’) 

I checked out the global top charts of 2016 and went throu all the categories (Pokemon Go was number 1 on trending searches….why am i surprised?)

 Then I go down to “Musicians” ….

and i go throu the list and the last one at number 5 is a Japanese name.

 Obviously that’s gonna peak my interest cuz this is the GLOBAL charts meaning these searches are trending AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD. So to have a Japanese musician trending in 2016 and for him to be number 5 on the google top charts means this guys song is either a fckn meme of some sort that blew up some how or…. its legitimately good.

so obviously im gonna search him up cuz wtf?!




Of course some ppl might have recognised his name but I DIDN’T!!! Cuz i NEVER searched up the artist for ‘History Maker’ so I didn’t know his name in the first place so you can imagine how chocked i was when i realised why this guy was trending in 2016….AND I LAUGHED SOO HARDDD!!!