almost-2-years

So I unintentionally got noticed by the English dub director for DwD

And according to him, they dubbed the songs in the home release and they sound great :)))) (his opinion not mine so I don’t know if I can take his word for it)

To say I’m not overwhelmed that the director replied to me and my friend’s conversation on twitter is a lie yet at the same time, I do want him to know that he didn’t do such a great job on the dub as a fan of the series.

I hope that the broadcasted dub was just really due to a tight schedule rather than actual inferior directing and voice acting considering how the home release is only happening after almost 2 years since the anime ended, so keep your fingers crossed that the home release is actually a reboot of the dub but don’t take my word for it as the director hasn’t replied to my question :/

P/S: he told me to pre-order the home release without realizing that I live on the other side of the world so I basically have no access to the details of the home release on the Funimation website…. Those of you who live in the west are free to check it out though.

things i learnt regarding learning languages

recently i finished second stage of linguistic olympiad, which focuses on translating rare languages based on logical analysis, basically you don’t know the language but there is a logic rule you have to guess to translate things, yeah, its fun, now im waiting for the results of the second stage.

the thing is, after practicing, doing many problems from previous years, i found myself understanding languages’ rules easier. i’ve always been convinced that to learn language is not to learn the rules by heart, but to understand them, so here are my tips based on that:

1. native speakers are your best resource. some may disagree due to them often not being aware of certain grammar rules, but thats the point. learn the usage, not the rules. rules will come naturally to you when you analyse them for yourself based on using the language. 

2. ive been learning russian for almost 2 years now and my teacher has been focusing on remembering the rules, as if thats the best way to learn the language. so we didnt have much access to any context, not to mention poorly made textbooks. but now that ive become familiar with lots of usage, i dont need to stress about the rules, but base the grammar on previous, similiar contexts.

3. you dont need the rules unless youre majoring philology. for real, i understand that its not your native language, but whats so bad about treating it as one? learn it just like kids would. use it.

4. about using it, put yourself in native speaker’s position, change the language of your fav sites, talk to people even if you dont know much yet, stop stressing about grammar. imagine people talking to you without using cases, conjugations - youre still gonna understand them, so why not start with that yourself?

summary:

- analyse the grammar yourself instead of learning written rules (thats also gonna make you remember it better)

- vocabulary > grammar

- make friends with native speakers

- embarass yourself, make mistakes, talk bullshit - its all a way to success

Sadie has been trained for two years, and working actively for almost 2 years now (her second year being marked when she turns 5 this summer officially)
and in all this time, never once had someone off the bat assumed sadie was for me. (despite some very obvious hints)

Typically I don’t mind though, I use the opportunity to educate those willing to listen, along side the importance of understanding not all disabilities are visible.

TODAY HOWEVER, i walked into dunkin donuts, and instantly the employee said, “what a beautiful service dog.” Praising her for sitting neatly besides me. Taking the time to speak to me, not her.
“I’m sure you’re very happy to have her in your life, they can make outstanding differences”.

I thought it was easily the sweetest thing that could be said to me this morning. Not, “you’re so lucky i wish i could have a dog with me all the time”, not “so isn’t it hard to give them away”, and not the invasive question: “so what does it do?” 

I am very happy to have Sadie in my life, she’s changed my world entirely. He wasn’t glorifying the dog as a pal or pet, but respecting her as a working dog. He wasn’t glorifying the idea of NEEDING a dog, or the idea how “cool” and “lucky” I must be to take my dog everywhere with me.
He respected her job for the difference she makes in my life.
Some kind soul could see she was for me by taking the time to observe her vest, patches, and actions. His careful use of words meant a lot to me to hear.

I really do appreciate people like this, because as many horror stories as there are in the SD community there are glittering people like this who respect and understand a working dog as more than a fluffy “friend” to lug around, and not every dog you see with someone appearing able bodied means they are being trained to be given away. 

NU’EST saved themselves by joining Produce 101: From almost disbanding to the top of the charts

OK but I don’t think people understand enough how much impact pd101 has had on NU’EST?? For fucks sake for almost 2 years all that non-japan loves had to look forward to was  “NU’EST schedule- empty” because Pledis is shit. All we had was everyone calling NU’EST flop nugus saying they should disband. All we had was mistreatment and zero promotion for their 2016 albums when Pledis finally released them from Japan.

All we had was comebacks getting cut-short because of bad sales and music shows cutting NU’EST performances bc they weren’t “famous” enough. All we had was Music shows giving them the lowest quality mics and equipment and never uploading their performances onto their Youtube channels but managed to upload the more famous groups.

All we had was 10 months of waiting after Canvas, wondering if NU’EST will ever come back again and when. All we had was Instagram updates keeping us alive. All we had was the whole kpop fandom roasting NU’EST alive when they went on pd101 calling them cheaters. All we had was seeing NU’EST members, even the ones who never cried once in 5 yrs (Baekho) break down.

All we had was the members look straight at the fucking camera on produce 101, and admit that they failed and that their disbandment was near. Let me tell you on that die I fucking wanted to die right then when I found their reality. How many fans get to hear that?? Their idol, loves of their life, the group who you would be dead without, look so defeated and say right to your fucking face it’s over for him and your ultimate group of 5 years is almost disbanding because their company screwed them over like NO OTHER. Don’t underestimate what we’ve been through.

We had to sacrifice Minhyun in order to gain new fans. He had to tear himself away from his family in order to save NU’EST. I just . .  i need new loves, pd101 stans and everyone to really understand the importance of NU’ESTs come back and all this activity.

I want you all to know I feel overwhelmed right now with all this NU’EST activity. I want you to know how I feel. I want you to know this isn’t normal what NU’EST is going through, this is what you would call a miracle. I want you to know that the member did this all on their own, and everything single activity they have now is so fucking important. I need to know the reason why NU’ESTs thankfulness to fans might seem even excessive at times. Because they know how it’s like to have almost nothing so every single fan and every success (even small) means everything to them.

Originally posted by hello-yeri

Thank you to old loves who stayed and thank you to new loves who joined. Without NU’EST my life would not be worth living and I would have nothing. I need you to know I am so bloody thankful for anybody who supports these 5 talented people.

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much.

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Bringing back the classic Stanchez designs by @usbdongle because I have been on a 70′s kick for a solid two weeks now. They were a huge influence on drawing the two fucks when I first got into the fandom so long ago.

Based on this pic and this pic from like 10000 years ago (click them you won’t regret it)

Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/05 (p24-25)

I am pleased to bring you the very first interview with director Sayo Yamamoto!!! You don’t know how much I’ve been waiting for this… This one is pretty general because of course she has never been interviewed before so they are asking her the basics, but it’s very interesting to finally hear things from her perspective too, since she’s the one who started it all. More interviews with her will be appearing in other magazines in the near future, I’m looking forward to those ones too.

Also, I believe a bright future is to be expected for Yuri on Ice, since she seems to have lots of plans…!! (I was shivering typing out the translation, lol)

Translation is under the cut.

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Interview (first appearance in media!)
The world of “Yuri on Ice” that director Yamamoto wanted to create
With 8 notebooks full of notes in one hand, director Sayo Yamamoto has answered our interview for the first time. We have asked her how this new animation that no one had ever seen before was born.

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anonymous asked:

What o you think about a Cat!Au crossover between Yuri on Ice and Haikyuu? Things like Yuuri and Yura!cats meet Oikawa!cat (while Iwa-chan!master meets Viktor!master ) ?

AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHA

HOLY SHIT YURA WOULD HATE OIKAWA.

But Victor and Oikawa would probably get along. They’re both pretty, well… extra.

I’ve drawn HQ!Cats before actually! Just Akaashi and Bokuto

If you’re interested in a HQ!Cat au, Lina has a very cute one!

person: you said that you surf, right? that you like to ride waves?

me: oh no, you misheard, i like to ride graves

them:

me:

Suga Daddy: Part 6

Suga Daddy: Part Six

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader

Word count: 6.5k

Genre: smut, angst


I was going to post this later but what the hellThis is in Yoongi’s pov, there will be more in his pov but I figured this needed to be done since I had some people freaking out over the last chapter. Thank you to anyone who has supported this story, it means the world to me. Anyway, hope you enjoy! (Also if you messaged me about how to make a masterlist, I forgot your username, i’m sorry! Message me again for the link it you still want it.)

Parts: one | two | three | four | five


Yoongi got to work and walked through the double glass front doors. The secretary, Gina, spoke to him. “Oh, Mr. Min, your friend Mr. Park is in your office to see you.”

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Happy birthday to bell, book, and candle by @skittidyne which shook my world almost 2 years ago and I hope everyone reads it because seriously, it’s exquisite.