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Yuri on Ice interview translation - CREA 2017/03 (p34-35)

Second part of the YOI interviews featured on CREA. As for the one with Kubo, more than “interviews” they are like “mini articles” that incorporate what the interviewed people said. The interviews are with Kenji Miyamoto (choreographer), Eiji Abiko & Junpei Tatenaka (figure skating animators), Yuuko Sagiri (original costume designer), Keisuke Tominaga (music producer).

Random note: thanks to this magazine I was finally able to know that Sagiri’s name is “Yuuko”. When I translated her interview on Pash I did lots of research but wasn’t able to find out the pronunciation so I used Yuiko because that was what came out searching for the name alone, but now it’s confirmed that it’s Yuuko so as soon as I have time I’ll edit that interview to fix it. I swear all magazines should be obliged to provide the pronunciation of names, because sometimes it’s really hard to find out how the kanji are pronounced when it’s not famous people with Wikipedia pages and such…

By the way, the issue of Pash coming out today (Feb. 10th) has an article I was really looking forward to (the second part of Kubo’s detailed commentary on each episode), so I’ll probably spend the night translating it when I get home from work. Also because I want to post it before the YOI all night event on Saturday (I’m going to the live viewing).

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The reality as expressed by 5 people who created “Yuri on Ice”

Reality #2: Choreography x Kenji Miyamoto
“The footage taken with the camcorder was the key to create realistic and powerful anime scenes”

Profile: From Hyogo prefecture. After retiring from competitive ice dance in 2006 he started working as a choreographer and commentator. With director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT” for the first time he was involved in creating figure skating choreographies for an anime.

The choreographies for all characters’ programs were created by choreographer Kenji Miyamoto. He created them integrating the music with the information he received from director Yamamoto and Kubo regarding the characters and their programs. What was different than usual is that the songs for the FS were 4 minutes long instead of 4:30 minutes.
“In the anime characters need less strokes to speed up, so it’s possible to use less ‘transitions’, the movements connecting different techniques. I cut down on those and made the programs more compact.”
Miyamoto was filmed with 4 fixed cameras and 2 portable camcorders as he danced all the programs, then the footage was edited into a multiframe video based on which the animated figure skating scenes were created.
“I believe that the footage taken with the portable camcorder, that filmed me up close, is what made it possible to create realistic and powerful tournament scenes.”
After watching the finished anime, Miyamoto commented that the characters’ monologues during their performances are realistic.
“When you are performing lots of things are whirling around inside your head. In my case it wasn’t words but still pictures, like photographs. I was happy that they expressed the athletes’ feelings.”

Reality #3: Animation x Junpei Tatenaka & Eiji Abiko
“The performances look realistic thanks to Miyamoto-sensei’s choreographies”

Profile: Animators working for the anime production company MAPPA. Specialized in sports and action scenes. They both created animation for director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT”.

Animation of the figure skating scenes was created by action specialists Junpei Tatenaka and Eiji Abiko. “It’s the first time that we digitally create 2D pictures after deciding the camerawork. It was very difficult because we had to figure out how to do everything”.
Tatenaka, who was already a fan of figure skating, says: “For the moments I believed to be the ‘highlights’ of a performance I would add 1-2 extra stills. This way, I was able to draw out a little what in the live footage only lasted an instant.” They actually made jumps much higher than they are in real life.
“While being aware that real skaters wouldn’t jump that high, I still wanted the scenes to be striking, therefore I was always looking for a good balance between realism and what could be allowed in animation.” (Abiko)
They both agree that Miyamoto’s choreography footage was the most important factor that allowed them to create realistic performance scenes.
“When there was a key point in the music, Miyamoto-sensei would pose with all of his body creating a beautiful line, from his fingertips to the tips of his toes. It was very easy to draw.” (Tatenaka)

Reality #4: Costumes x Yuuko Sagiri
“I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL)”

Profile: Ballroom dancing costume designer working for the ballet & dance supplies maker Chacott. She has designed figure skating costumes for athletes such as Nobunari Oda and Akiko Suzuki.

Yuuko Sagiri, designer of the athletes’ costumes, created the designs giving importance to functionality that would improve a skater’s performance and to elements that would make the character’s personality stand out, just like she does for real costumes. She chose materials, cuttings and decorations that would actually be employed in costumes used for real performances.
“Normally I objectively watch an athlete’s past performances to understand their level and what kind of movements they are skilled at, and this is then reflected in the design. This time I based the design on the characters’ setting materials, the information I received from the director and the choreography footage by Miyamoto-sensei. I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL).”
Regarding Yuuri’s costume, she mentions that she wanted to reflect the fact that he is psychologically weak and gains weight easily.
“I added shining decorations on his chest so that his face would look bright even when he is tense. The cuts on the waist are to make him look slim.”
Actually, she also designed a costume for Yurio’s exhibition. Sagiri said that she created the design thinking of what “Yurio would really want to wear”. We’d definitely like to see him skate with that costume!

Reality #5: Music x Keisuke Tominaga
“I added melody to the beautiful lyrics that is ‘Yuri on Ice’”

Profile: From Kanagawa prefecture. Music producer. He founded PIANO INC. in 2012 and is the current representative director. His main works include the Pocari Sweat 2016 commercial “Kimi no Yume wa, Boku no Yume.”, the TV anime “Zankyou no Terror”, etc.

When creating the music for this show, music producer Keisuke Tominaga constantly asked himself whether it was music you could dance to.
“I would move my hands, feet, my whole body, sometimes even checking the rhythm like a conductor or a dancer. Figure skating has many elements that resemble ballet, so to express the elegant movements of the body I used many tunes in triple time like waltz and bolero.”
Most of the classical and orchestra tracks were created by Taku Matsushiba, while the vocal tracks and modern band songs by Tarou Umebayashi. They worked on the music as a team, always communicating with each other.
“The world created by Kubo-san and director Yamamoto was like realistic and beautiful ‘lyrics’, and I feel that our role was to create a ‘melody’ for those lyrics. In fact, when I joined together Yuuri’s FS song “Yuri on ICE” and Victor’s recorded voice for the first time, the lines sounded just like the words of a song, and I can’t describe how moved I was. I believe that this strong, deep expression that you would not be able to obtain with music alone is what realistically affects the viewers.”

Bonus in case you haven’t seen it already: Sagiri’s design for Yurio’s exhibition program.


help sandy! 📷

can some of you guys please give me your opinion on these screenies? I created a new reshade preset today and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it! The first two are taken in the morning, and the third was taken at around 6:00PM. Any thoughts/opinions would be really appreciated!! 💕

edit: I’ve redone the two pictures of the simmy to be ‘less red’ is that any better? also yes it is very blurry, but the blur I’ve used is actually the same as what I currently use :’) I think it’s just emphasied here because of all the red xD i also added a pic of one of my fav male sims in, because why not :P

atangleoflimbs.jpeg cc: @mishacoliins & @mishananigans 

So we knew we wanted to do a pose where we were in the middle that hopefully involved the MishReach™ but we somehow ended up going for a group hug that involved as many limbs as possible. I still don’t know how we all managed to stay upright or when the picture was taken because I think we were all just trying to stay upright. 

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Niall Horan - “This Photograph”

Time to write some cute Niall for the girl I’m going to see Niall with in June! Enjoy!

What was it about Ireland that inspired you so much? You felt drawn to it’s greenery, the hills, the lush fields, the dewy grass and overcast skies. You wanted to spend every free second you had attempting to capture it’s beauty with the lens of your camera. Today found you in Mullingar. Down the road from the hotel you booked a room at you found a small park. It’s tall trees, the green grass, the people milling about as they gossiped and laughed together. 

You stood under the shade of a large tree, your lens sweeping across the view before you, snapping picture after picture of the people and sights around you. And that’s when you saw him. 

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Pages from my photography journal. All the pictures were taken and edited on my Samsung S4. I just thought I should start logging them somewhere. I actually took this notebook to my interviews last year in order to show my interests in photography and they really liked that. Just goes back to my point on how interviewers just want to see you and your creativity and so little things like this are actually really helpful to have as part of your portfolio!

anonymous asked:

i'm sorry but you re-coloring taeyong's skin is just a big no ! yes we are all against white washing idols but here you're making it worst bcs his skin is not like that at all so please just post pics taken by fans whithout white washing there is a lot out there !!

My edit:

Fan pictures:


“His skin is not like that at all”


Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood & MapleTreeway

He’s finally here in this lovely and quiet little beach cottage, and the rest of the year seems to stretch out infinitely before him. Time will pass, though, and it will pass faster than he realises, but in the meantime he will stop worrying about writer’s block and deadlines and not even having the foggiest clue what his next novel’s going to be about, and live.

New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve.

And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are.

(a gift for@omgkatsudonplease & @yuurisviktor)

(all these pictures were taken by me)

anonymous asked:

This might be a dumb question but how do we know that isn't David on Piper's post? I spent an embarrassingly long time just now trying to look and see if there's a tattoo on the man's lower left leg. It kind of looks like there is and I tried playing with the picture lights in edit, but it just distorted it because it was taken into the sun. Maybe with all G's partner comments, and knowing a lot of the fandom is too dumb to believe (their loss!), Piper's posting a David pic? The abs look same.

It’s not dumb and we don’t know for sure, of course. But to me, the guy looks younger, the hair looks different than David’s and he looks shorter too. Besides that, I don’t think I’ve seen pics of him surfing since a few years. And finally, you can see how cautious and thoughtful Piper is with what she shares on IG. There’s never a picture of the inside of her house, for example, nothing with her little brothers, and she knows how to use the notoriety of her mum at her advantage when she needs it and how to be cautious and protective of their privacy too. So by all means, I don’t think she would have done that.


‘‘I’m the Son of Hades
I don’t belong anywhere
I’m not even from this century
But that’s not enough to set me apart’’

Nico di Angelo from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Character belongs to @rrriordan , the king of sass, himself

Picture taken by @joeyzeawesome
The actual pictures are edited by me
But the over all edit with the borders and the text and the effects are all done by the amazing @irllax <3

Ehhhhhhh….sorry anon, I’m not really comfortable with posting a selfie. I want to keep this blog as anonymous as possible, ya know, with a fantastic job and trying to get into some really competitive medical programs in college and all. I’m trying to get into medical school once I graduate undergrad (Class of 2021!!!), and the last thing I want is this blog to link back to me haha.

That being said, I will say some stuff about me:

Things I like: fishing, cars, being with family, drawing, painting, swimming competitively, writing, hanging out with friends, making some dankass memes

Things I don’t like: pushy people, running, having to wake up early, taking selfies or having pictures taken of me, Cole slaw

Kind of car I drive: a beautiful black (limited gold edition) Lexus RX330 SUV. She’s getting a bit old at 13 years, but damn what a gorgeous car. It was my grandfather’s and I’ve loved it ever since I was a small child.

Siblings: a younger brother and two younger sisters. Little devils

Political stance: Republican (a very rare creature in Tumblr world, but this goes for policy only, I don’t really like Trump. I live in Texas lol what did you expect?)

What fandoms am I in?: Samurai Jack, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sherlock, The Matrix, and Breaking Bad

Random fact about me: I literally have like 0 coordination if I can’t see what I’m doing. Like I can hardly even put up a ponytail because I can’t see my hands. It’s pitiful, really

What I look like: a smol female -a whole 5'3" tall- thin and maybe slightly athletic looking, with very white skin (even though my family consists of immigrants from Venezuela and Aruba, go figure), brunette hair that’s usually tied back, big ole hazel doe eyes. Yep that’s about it, nothing special anyway.

anonymous asked:

You do realize that the majority of the time you're actually making their skintones DARKER than they are in REAL LIFE, right? Colorism doesn't only go in one direction. Calling them unattractive or describing them as "gross" because they're pale is just as rude and discriminatory. Most of the members are NATURALLY EXTREMELY PALE and it isn't always a result of intentional photo altering. Jfc. Stop trying to fit them into your definition of beauty.

I knew I’d get a message like this sooner or later even before I created the blog, so I’ve prepared a mental reply that I’ll write out. And wow, this entire ask was a mess from the second sentence onward. I’ll make the answer to this nice and long so other idiots won’t ask me the same thing because this topic is something I won’t stay quiet nor be nice about.

WARNING: Super long post ahead. I’m really pissed.

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As we are all looking forward to @animenextcon in a few weeks, I wanted to bring this shot back for my #tbt! This is one of my favorite pictures from my first run of cosplaying Miss Martian, and I hope I can get a similar shot when I finally cosplay her with full green skin this summer. 💚😍💚

Are any of you planning on coming to #animenext2017? Let me know! (Especially photographers, I want to start nailing down my shoot schedule sooner rather than later. :P)

Shot was taken by Emerald Leigh, edits by me. •
#cosposcommunity #animenext #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaygirl #missmartian #missmartiancosplay #mgann #mgannmorzz #mganncosplay #youngjustice #youngjusticecosplay #geek #geekgirl #dc #dccomics #dccosplay #martianmanhunter

The Luckiest Boy - Snapshots II Jaspar fanfiction

Inspired by this picture (credits for the picture to @inlovewithjaspar) I wrote another little snapshot

For @jasparsguardianangel who asked me to write some fluff (not about this picture, but I hope you still like it <3)

Music recommendation: All Of Me by John Lennon

You know the drill, cut out all the kisses.

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KamiAso Week Post Day 6: Technology

So for todays theme I decided to come up with a few headcanons about the gods and technology!XD

Apollon would be very enthusiastic about new technology, he would enjoy apps and social media, his favourite app would be instagram, because he loves taking pictures, especially selfies.

Hades would just be uninterested in smartphones, he’d have a classic blackberry and that’s all he would need

Dionysus would be like a modern teen, with basic knowledge of modern technology but he only had an iphone. his favourite app would be snapchat, cuz he’s popular but chill about it

Takeru would be an emo tumblr blogger, he would make “deep” edits of tsukito (like the one above) and the ocean. But, at the same time, he wouldn’t really understand most technology and so he would get mad if it didn’t work properly. definitely the type to throw a fit if the wifi is slow.

Tsukito would not care much for technology. He probably wouldn’t even have a phone, but if he did, it would be a samsung.

Loki would be a tech genius. he’d understand technology really well, and could probably rewire your computer if you asked. despite of that, he would be vine famous and love celebrity gossip.

Balder would love all social media, especially twitter. he’d be super famous on everything, especially twitter. all his tweets are really stupid but everyone loves them

Thor would be an android fanboy. he’d mostly hang out on youtube, and everyone’s group pics are taken by him, because unlike apollon he’s actually really good at taking pictures.

Studying in Vet School

Vet school is not the easiest degree and therefore requires a lot of time (which we don’t have), dedication (which we must have) and motivation (which can be non-existent), in order to be successful. Now, there is no secret formula on how to study as everyone learns differently but, here are some study tricks, tips and techniques that may be useful.

To type or  not to type…

I was previously a hand-writing notes kinda gal but have recently changed my ways. I used to print off the lecture slides prior to class and then would annotate, scribble and highlight all over them during the lecture. After class, I would then write out the scribbles I had taken into coherent notes with diagrams etc. This method had successfully gotten be through vet school up until this year.

With the increasing volume of information I am expected to learn, I have found that typing is much more efficient. If I type during lectures, it saves me from having to re-write them like I previously did. I edit them, add additional information and pictures and then print them off. This also allows me more time to actually learn and understand the information. The added bonus of typing is that your notes are easy to put onto a tablet or to access from computers on prac or when you graduate using DropBox, Google Drive etc. 

Originally posted by meowanime

Textbooks; worth it or a waste of money?

I love textbooks and still call on my beloved Dyce for an anatomy refresher or Zachary and McGavin for a pathological process. I am head-over-heels for Ettinger’s Textbook for Veterinary Internal Medicine. I think it is a brilliant investment for your career. 

Textbooks are a good resource to have though they are very expensive. I suggest trying to source online PDFs if your pennies are tight, or have a look on Abe Books (secondhand books) or the Book Depository (may be cheaper than retail). 

If you aren’t too sure before you pass over your precious dollars, check out your vet school’s library for a copy and see if you think it will be a valuable resource for your collection or turn to the Vetblr community for advice on what they think is a brilliant reference or a review on a particular book!

Originally posted by lovely-lenne

Go to your lectures 

Seriously, go to lectures. Even if they are recorded, still go. You will be in an environment surrounded by other people who are engaged in a lecture which can encourage you to concentrate as opposed to sitting at home and watching it with a million and one distractions. I know some people learn better in a home environment (and fall asleep in lectures) and that is totally fine, but for me, being present in the lecture is way more beneficial. Plus, if you are at home listening to a lecture, you may miss out on your professor imitating a horse walking with Stringhalt!

Originally posted by black-suits-my-soul

Concentration is the key

I am sure that I am not the only one who sits there reading the same sentence of their equine orthopaedics notes over and over again because they are too busy thinking about how amazing cats are (am I right!?). I am also sure that I am not the only one who sits there typing notes to be seen 2 minutes later on Facebook or Tumblr. 

We all have those moments (sometimes days), where you just seriously cannot concentrate whatever the heck you do. When I am having one of these bouts, I put time restrictions on myself. I find that when I do this, I tend to stay more focused at the task at hand. The Pomodoro Technique is brilliant. You study for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. Repeat this 4 times and then take a 10 minute break, then start again. This way you are giving yourself a little reward after making your brain work really hard for those 25 minutes. There are some pretty cute apps out there as well for it!

Originally posted by firstars

Suffering from the zero motivation thing?

Books? Check! Laptop? Check! Highlighters? Check! Motivation? ….. Now you can be all set and ready to go but what is the point when as soon as you open that first page on your pathology textbook you just have absolutely no interest in what you are doing. Not only does this result in a miserable you, it also isn’t productive at all. I go through this from time to time where I just kick myself for wanting to be a vet and dragging myself through 6 years of uni and just can’t stand the thought of another second of cattle reproduction. 

Best thing to do when this happens is do not force yourself to study. It just makes everything a whole heck worse. Take a break (even if you literally just sat down to study). Go for a walk, go play with your pet, talk to a friend or call family. If I am really not happy, then I watch an episode of The Supervet or All Creatures Great and Small or take a trip down memory lane and look at photos from my past few years at vet school. Little things that remind you why you want to be here are sometimes all you need to get yourself into gear. 

Originally posted by therainbowoverme

Organisation is also the key 

I don’t know about you, but if I have everything in files with dividers, books with labelled sticky tabs in a categorical order in my bookshelf and an assortment of stationery I just feel like everything is right in the world. Having your notes prepared and stored in an orderly manner makes it easier for you to access information and is a good habit to get into yearly on in the degree. Also organise your computer files in a logical manner and back them up too! I still frequently reach for notes from previous years and it helps that I know where everything is. 

Originally posted by autumnsunset

Exams - that one word that strikes fear in all vet students

Preparation is key. I try and start studying for finals about a month before my first exam. This easier said than done because in that month, because you are still learning new material whilst going over older stuff. I write a list of topics to be covered before the exam for each unit and tick them off as I go.

I use my typed notes as guide and draw on textbooks and journal articles to incorporate my understanding of topics into a massive mindmaps on A3 paper. I find hand writing mind maps and drawing out anatomy, diseases etc really reinforces what I learn’t throughout the semester. 

Originally posted by writingbox

Feel free to add anymore tips or tricks that you may have and happy studying!