It’s a slow day today so this is working out in my favor haha. So. I’ve already somewhat alluded to my video impression but I also like doing my bullet point thing so here we go:
TL;DR- it was cute. The Noodle and 2D dances scenes were adorable. Lots of Murdoc reaction images. He made the most out of those 4 seconds they gave him. Bless (but also not…more on that later)*
HOWEVER let me just give some background here. Back when the artbook was leaking I joined a number of random Reddit discord groups to find links and then like, never left. There were rumors floating around from people who had gone to the video shoot saying that Russel was going to have this big role and there would be some funny dialogue and this video had none of that so maybe it was all fake (wouldn’t be surprising) but damn! lmao.
Fair warning that from here on out I’m probably going to be a bummer…
I’m really like, struck by the lack of plot in this video. You could argue that Murdoc was an important factor here but his parts added up to about 4 seconds so my argument back would to question why they needed an entire video to just show that. I’m also puzzled as to why they used the radio edit and not the full song. Music videos don’t have times limits, they could have had more in here and yet…
Please give Murdoc a new outfit too omg I’m BEGGING YOU Gorillaz team. As much as I’m validated that he is, like I would have assumed, not a club person and probably even wore the same clothes from whenever just to emphasize how unhappy he was to be there to everyone, an outfit change would be nice.
Russel. Okay surprisingly enough, Russel DID get a new outfit. And then that’s all he got. I’m wondering if they still haven’t found a mocap actor for him or something but if that’s the case they imo they should really rethink whether the next mocap project is worth yet another convenient Russel absence. Seeing him on the couch and then having him ghost us was disappointing and I’m nhf the “he’s just tired, that’s his character!” explanations. This is a pattern and it makes it very hard for fans to connect with him which in turn results in less fandom attention. Like, yeah, maybe we should just try to power through but it’s time we also start to recognize the role the the official team plays too.
Literally the video was just 2D and Noodle dancing and then…multiple copies of them dancing on flashing blocks for the sake of visuals, I guess, and Peven Everett. Then Russell sleeps offscreen and Murdoc walks around does a ~super secret~ deal that isn’t even revealed in the video. Meh.
So yeah. It was cute. But idk, relative to the creativity and detail of previous videos, I’m not sure this one makes the cut.
Okay so now for the.* Apparently, Murdoc played a role in directing this video so as much I’m happy for his reaction images he’s now also kinda on my shit list for whatever this video was. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun and simple, and sometimes that’s what you need! But if you’re like me you can also get stuck in what the video COULD have been, and imo, it could have been a lot more.
To: Jellal/Jerza fans/shippers who didn’t like the ending and think they deserve better...
My dear fellow Jerza/Jellal fans, or to anyone who is
disappointed in that ending and felt like Jerza deserves a better ending than
this crap, I sincerely asked that we all send Mashima a tweet to let him know…
Sometimes awareness needs to be made to let the author know that there are actually
fans out there who cares how Jellal/Jerza is being handled in the story.
Throughout the years, we have been very patient but this ending is absolutely
unacceptable in my opinion.
What’s worse is that, I just asked my friend IRL to check
Mashima’s twitter for me, since she can read Japanese on her end, she told me
that there’s a lot of people thanking Mashima for the hard work….. This really
left me speechless, because how can people thank Mashima after all this mess,
is beyond my understanding…
I really cannot relate to those people on my end. He doesn’t
have my appreciation at all, seeing he have been a sadist on Jellal/Jerza and
us (fans) for believing in him… He emotionally trolled us in the end with that
crappy ending, a lot of my friends (who I know) just doesn’t want to have
anything to do with Fairy Tail anymore. This is sad, and I can totally relate
to those people because I am in the same boat on my end. Even my best friend
(IRL) said, who she isn’t a shipper in Fairy Tail, she said, Mashima likes to
bait us and play with our feelings. He obviously knows how it will make us feel
with an ending like this. He bait us with all those special pics on twitter,
special chapters with hints and interactions… So…. I honestly, cannot
understand how Mashima can be thanked for this. I really hate author for
baiting fans because that’s DISRESPECTFUL and RUDE. We are humans too, we have
our feelings and emotions. When author does that, it shows they are not genuine
with their work… Those type of people is the absolute worst, they are beyond
horrible and shouldn’t be thanked for it. No matter if one ship Jerza or not,
you still think that Jerza really deserves a better ending than this?! We have
waited years to finally see a closure to Jerza, and we got NONE. NOT ONE SINGLE
PANEL. No interactions to them in the final chapter. Only implications and the
ending is left to our imagination. We are tired of this mess, WHY do we have to
get the short end of the stick every single time?! We don’t deserve this. Jerza
deserves better. Mashima should know that he’s messing with people who care
about the characters that he’s writing. He should not (imo) be thank for this.
I am not asking people to send hate messages, how you send /
tweet Mashima is entirely up to you, all I’m requesting is for people who
actually have twitter or even care for Jellal/Jerza or how they are being
handled to send Mashima a tweet, telling him how he made you feel and how much
Jerza means to you as well. Something simple to let Mashima know, and they don’t
deserve this kind of ending. Mashima needs to know there are people he’s
hurting and there are actual Jerza fans out there that doesn’t appreciate this…
He(imo) really deserves a slap to be aware of this. What he’s doing isn’t right…
Personally, Mashima is forever on my black list, but if he
do a special/bonus chapter to give Jerza their deserved closure ending, I’ll
forget about all this mess that he did in the final chapter, because I really
do think Jerza deserves better than this crap.
T/N: This post is simply for those who feel the same, not to those who doesn’t… And yes, I’m crosstagging to spread the word.
If you need one typed up in Japanese, I have it saved here, just PM/IM me in here, because I’m tired of this, I’ll send Mashima a tweet to express my disappointment.
(Since I got two already!) anyone who replied to my post and defend Mashima and trash my right to
express my dissatisfaction, you’re on my block list!! For god sake,
people can’t respect others right to make / voice an opinion! We have to
agree, or we get attack for it…
I follow you since many months by now and i, sometimes, saw you having problems.. i just wanted to remind that you're really, really good and i love your drawings a lot! I'm so glad someone draws Eve Zack and they're absolutely perfect with your style. I saw even you making many progress.. ;; you've improved and the more you try, the more good you became! Keep your good job and don't mind these shitty people, please. Don't let them ruin what you love doing! ♥
thank you for this really kind message… I don’t really know how to respond aside from thanking you T_T
No one’s really bothering me (which is great!) I’m just very tired a lot these days… but I’ll always be drawing things I enjoy, so thank you for your support!
I was hoping I wouldn’t have to be the bearer of bad news, but here we are. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to call upon the kindness of others. More so considering I’ve asked way too goddamn much as it is. But I regret to say we’re being evicted from our current home. Essentially we’ll be homeless. No “what ifs” no “We can barely make it one more month for something”
We originally had till the end of this month, but we managed to get an extra 10 day extension to organize a EVERYTHING MUST FUCKING GO yard sale. We’re selling pretty much all our furniture and appliances just to muster up enough money to move out and find a temporary place to stay till we can find the means to get back on our feet.
I’m so angry that everything ended up like this regardless of the outpouring support from my friends, family, and people who happen to like my work. My father earlier/middle of this month actually was supposed to have a job! He was called, interviewed, and even had a contract signed by him and his future employers! We were happy! things started to finally turn around for the better. We were even confident enough that we took a title loan ($800) on our only car we have left to get the money to have my dad drive to his training for this job! Not even two days after my dad comes home, he receives an email saying “Sorry, but we’re thinking of going into a different direction”. In short: They backed out on us. He does not have one. We thought this was a 100% sure thing and we didn’t even consider making plans to move out because we thought we had this. So here we are, too late to find anything new. No new leads that would benefit us today or any time soon. We have plans but we unfortunately will not be able to put them into motion in time to keep us with a roof over our heads.
I don’t know the exact days of our yard sale yet. I’ll post them here as soon as I know. We live in the Rossville Georgia area. Just in case anyone was wondering where I currently live.
I’m hoping the Yard Sale and what we can throw up on Craigslist/Ebay will be enough for a moderate/small moving van and enough funds for my family to find a place to stay for the time we need. (We’re praying for something close to 2k, so we can pay off the title loan so our only car isn’t repo’d)
I’m not making this post for me. I’m making this for my family who desperately need help so they’re not living straight out of our car with no means to go anywhere. I’m not worried about myself. I’m fortunate enough to have my best friend GK take me into her and her mom’s house for several months so I’m not adding to the cost of living for my family. (I plan on opening up commissions/a redbubble store as soon as I’m settled in)
I’m sorry to even have to post this kind of thing again. I had honestly thought I wouldn’t have to do this and that we’d be slowly paying back the money we owe people. Every. Single. Dime of what we gathered from Gofundme went to bills, attempting to pay back rent, and the most bare minimum of food so we could afford to keep stuff on like water and electricity.
I hate that I’m pretty much known to be “the girl who begs a lot” but right now I don’t give a fuck about my reputation. I give a fuck about my family not having a place to stay in the coming months.
You’re not required, but I would greatly appreciate some help if the Yard Sale/Craigslist/Ebay route ends up being less than what we expected. I’ve set up a donation button on the side bar of my tumblr. I’ll even leave a link to my mother’s pay pal here. (email@example.com) None of this is going to me in any way. I didn’t link to the gofundme site since we need help sooner rather than later and gofundme takes a % of the donations and deposits it on a weekly basis.
With that said, I’m going to be pretty MIA for the coming weeks, but I’ll keep you guys posted on when the yard sale takes place so we can hopefully get some success from there.
im back on my harleen and joker for like 5 minutes and already someone first followed my (sideblog) joker, then blocked my (main blog) harleen, and THEN also blocked my joker when i reached out to tell them that they might’ve blocked my main blog