and its about these 2 girls which eventually turn to 5
who want to start working out and going to the gym
so theres Sakura Hibiki the blonde girl and my personal favorite whos basically just trying to lose weight cause she eats like Goku
and Akemi Souryuuin the Dark Black Haired girl who is OBSESSED with Fitness and has a muscle fetish
And they get a BEAST OF A Personal Trainer named Machio
And he’s Just a Monstrous Intelligent Fitness Training Obsessed with helping them become Great!!
And the Manga goes in detail explaining Exercises.
Now I’m a Personal Trainer myself. I’ve been Certified the last 7 years and graduated college last year
PS if you wanna hire me for online coaching just email me at email@example.com ;)
so I HONESTLY am Impressed with the facts they are spewing out. and THE MANGA IS F*CKIN FUNNY AS HELL! Because sometimes its slice of life fun.
Like a 29 year old teacher who loves to cosplay started working out so she could cosplay better
and then it can turn into an ACTION BADASS SERIES just because Hibiki has Natural Gifts
And everyones facial expressions will change to match the mood
And its HILARIOUS, Its Fun, and just has so many things I appreciate as a Personal Trainer myself I LOVE THIS MANGA AND REAL TALK. Itss giving me 10x the Motivation to do better at fitness than OPM and yes even DBZ did back in the day
if your grandparents/parents are transphobic/homophobic, please be patient with them. They’ve been raised with values that we just don’t uphold anymore, and some of them are stuck in their old ways.
Women aren’t all innocent and good by default, the same is true with men
There have been many female pedophiles, as well as rapists, they just aren’t incarcerated at the same rates as their male counterparts.
If you refuse to have sex with someone because of their race, orientation, gender, appearance, weight, genitals, or anything of the sort, don’t feel guilty
you can, indeed, be racist to white people. Not called reverse racism, just racism.
please don’t force your fucking animals to be vegan with you. Dogs, cats, etc, they need meat!
if you are a trans guy that goes out looking like the opposite gender (long hair, makeup, female clothing, looking like society’s version of a female while actually being male), please don’t go off on someone if you get misgendered. Same goes with trans girls.
‘you can cosplay whoever you want, regardless of the character’s race or gender
I am disappointed to have to inform you all that Under Armour has officially released an endorsement of Donald Trump. I know that several people will be affected by this and no longer wish or be able to support them by wearing their binders or sports wear, so my suggestion to you lovely people is this:
The sweet darlings there make incredible fashion binders for ALL sizes, and have several customization options besides your measurements. If you have a need for something or an idea that they don’t list, email them - they do amazing collaborative work. Giveaways and sales are frequent.
These aren’t scratchy hard-seamed undershirt binders. (Unless you want it to be an undershirt binder, in which case, that’s what they’ll make for you.) These are soft, smooth, sensitive-skin friendly FASHION binders that you can wear as a part of your wardrobe! I wear mine early every time I go out (the only times I don’t are when I’m going to work out or swim) and it is durable, goes with all of my clothes, and has given me my social life back. They use medical grade binding mesh, and it works wonders.
Note that they’re not trans-exclusive, either; if you want a binder for cosplay, that’s cool, too! If you need bathing suit shorts or a skirt, they’ve done that. Dresses, too. Everyone is welcome.
this didn’t happen to me, it happened to an old friend who now goes to art school. my close friend, kate, told me about it.
so the friend’s name is christopher, but he’s been going by “pher” since sixth grade. halfway through seventh grade, pher showed up to class in a suit. and then. he never. stopped. wearing suits. he wore suitS for the rest of seventh grade and ALL of eighth.
oh, and then my friends got him into homestuck. for about, like, two weeks, he was constructing himself a vriska cosplay out of paper. it got progressively more elaborate: he gave himself a paper robot hand, horns, and even got a pair of sunglasses to imitate vriska’s. it was weird.
and then ninth grade came along. he went to art school (along with kate) while i went to the standard one. and last time i saw kate, she told me of one of his… exploits.
on the first day of school, he decided that he would go by a different name for every class.
Got rid of Sophie’s personality to make her sad frumpy woman
Got rid of Howl’s personality to make him seem empty
Got rid of Sophie’s magic and how she saved the day not through the power of being in love, but by the power of simply being a badass and beating the antagonist to death and saving the day
There aren’t that many women in the story as is, but the movie got rid of about half of them Including her second sister who was learning to be a witch, how the two sisters charmed the other to look like the other and they switched places from the school to the bakery
The reason the witch targeted sophie was because everyone in the city was wearing her hats (imbued with strong ass magic) and the witch felt threatened.
Speaking of being targeted, the movie handled it pretty well, but Real Sophie was like “i’m just gonna be a cool ass old grandma now and i’ll just go take on the world cuz who cares?” and was grumpy and had EMOTIONS that which the entire movie is lacking of tbh.
Michael (Markl in the film) was a teenager and their personality is about the same so?? but he’s trying to date one of sophie’s sister and they actually, i think, get really serious and it’s sorta cute
Speaking of sisters: Sophie thinks that howl is courting her sister at the magicians but in reality he’s impressed they switched places and he’s hanging out with her to get the dish on sophie 👀👀👀
He dyed his hair pink on accident in the book and at first he was like “AAAA” but then he was so fucking into it. although this is p much the only scene in the entire movie that was almost synonymous with the book
The “black” setting on the door doesn’t go like back in time or anything, it goes to OUR WORLD. He has like fucking corvette and takes sophie around in it, it’s goofy and like 0/10 the movie didn’t even mention that he’s like a bored college kid who pretends to be related to fucking merlin and figured out how to travel between dimensions
Did I mention he pretends to be merlin? He’s a cosplaying son of a ho. He pretends to be like 6 different wizards not even kidding.
The queen lady wasn’t evil, she was very very nice and she helps sophie realize that she’s full of magic and helps her break the curse. Women helping women woo!!
I mean seriously, I know ghibli is really good about female characters etc…but for real…there are like a grand total of 5 in the story and the movie cut out 3 of them, made one evil and made the actual evil one good?? Get it together.
Speaking of one of the cut out women: Fanny! Like…the movie really really glosses over how the witch of the waste basically sparked sophie into running away from essentially a really really abusive and exploitative situation where she was basically doing slave labor for her stepmom.
At the same time while it’s glossing over that it totally cuts out her rage at being left behind in a dusty store room making hats and basically ONLY having these hats for company (which is how she charmed them!!). Sophie has a lot of personality and she was soooo so so sassy and charged, it sucks that the movie cut that to make her an oatmeal mush salad.
There has been a lot of hate (mostly deserved) heaped on Chloe Bourgeois by the ML fandom, as well as theories of a redemption arc that she may go through to become the Bee Miraculous holder. Chloe is one of my favorite characters. Most people see the nasty personality she shows to the majority of Paris and immediately hate her. Her peers, the fans, even the main characters usually treat her with disdain. Again, mostly deserved.
However, there is a lot more beneath the surface of Chloe’s world that we don’t see. How much do we know about her home life? We’ve seen how miserable Adrien is. Chloe also doesn’t seem to have her mother, Adrien and Sabrina are her only friends and even though her father dotes on her, does she really have a healthy father/daughter relationship with him?
I’ve mentioned before (in this post) that I believe Adrien is friends with Chloe because he saw glimpses of humanity in her and wanted to help her become a better person. Things like…
In “Darkblade” (Le Chevalier Noir):
Chloe is being her usual nasty self and an akuma attacks
Sabrina grabs Chloe for protection
Chloe puts her arm protectively around Sabrina
Is this the first glimpse we get of our budding bee?
Instead of accepting Mylene as a scapegoat, she’s honest and blames an “invisible force” for pulling her hair
She risked the ridicule of the class to do this
I dunno it was like a unicorn or leprechaun or some shit
to talk about my newest prop for Duane real quick. Was waiting to get
the new photos up first, but I do not have time to edit them at the
moment and needed a quick break from sewing my next costume.
I had a before shot to share because it used to be blue. Materials I
used: a book, scrapbooking paper in green, gold, black velvet, and a fun
design (you’ll see that one later), green and black fabric paint, tan,
white, black, and brown acrylic paint, twine, gold ballpoint pen, a hot
glue gun, and a lot of Modge Podge.
I was really picky about the base book I chose. It had to
be the right size in my hand…not too thick as to look bulky but not
so thin as I couldn’t do a little something fun with it. I also ended
up choosing this one because it left the ends of the pages raw and I
liked the rough look of it! I had to sand the top of the book though,
since the pages were dyed orange.
you can see where I tore off half of the spine. That was my first step,
before I even started painting. You can also see where I glued down the
twine bindings on the spine and the pieces that hang from the top of
the book. I also used hot glue to seal the raw end of the twine so it
The designs I traced a vector for from the
art and used that to print a stencil of sorts I could use to cut the
pieces out with an exacto knife. It’s all glued down with Modge Podge.
All of the weathering with black and white I tried to keep as close to the illustrations of the book as possible.
is the rarely seen back! This is where the tan paint really came in. I
used it to color the blue so I could save that slightly leathery texture
of the original cover. The green paper I glued on to re-do the cover I
purposely left loose on that corner and tore the edge around to make it
uneven. I also spritzed it with water to get it extra floppy.
One of my personal touches was the old bloody handprint on the back.
The space was partially covered in the art, and on its own it felt
empty. I figured, Duane must have picked up the book after accidentally
eating somebody at least once right. I just painted my fingers brown
and slammed them down on the back of the book.
is a detail shot where you can really see the textures in the papers I
chose. I like the randomness of the gold, and the elegance the velvet
added. The green had a linen look to it that I thought fit well wishing
the comic’s aesthetic.
I also want to talk about the letters
here. Finding simple gold letter stickers was, oddly enough, impossible.
I ended up buying purple glitter ones instead. I had to scrape off all
the glitter, resurface it with Modge Podge, and color it with my gold
leafing pen. The ‘f’ I had to extend as well…placing a piece of
another sticker under it before applying the Modge Podge.
is another detail shot showing the fun rough edges of the book, as well
as some of the weathering I did on the edge. For the edge I tried to
sand through the paper to the tan paint I had applied underneath…but I
ended up sanding through the paint too fast to the original color of
the book. So in the end I took a box cutter and carved away at all the
edges, down to the cardboard cover itself. I ran sandpaper over the
carved edges to make it look more like it had worn down and had not been
is probably the roughest part of the book, but still pretty happy with
it! In the art it’s so small it’s just scribbles so I had to improvise
what to put up there. Considering the book it had to be Tainish for
sure. The phrase I had originally chosen was too long, so I ended up
mashing two other ones together and hoping it makes sense. Can’t say
I’m too well versed in Tainish grammar after all. I had also wanted to draw it in the Tainish alphabet, but sadly that is not available, so I used cursive instead.
For those who may have trouble reading my sloppy penmanship it reads: Ssael fhikemun rish ul a Llede Llaemasa
Which should, in theory, translate to: Ssael reveals the way to his Lions of Mercy
inner cover I also redid with a paper with a fun design. The edges of
the green showed and I wanted a nice clean look all around. Also a
little extra weathering just cuz.
last but not least, the whole reason I decided to do this project in
the first place! I needed a place to keep my ribbons at ALA.
made this into a hollow book with a lot of Modge Podge and cutting of
pages and more Modge Podge and some heavy things. This is why the book
couldn’t be too thin. I made sure to leave a number of pages at the
front loose so I could also use it as a prop.
Since I saw how much people loved the Genoary challenge by the lovely @shinydiamondblog, I wanted a Fresh one, too! And so I asked and got their lovely permission :D Thank you!!
What’s the Freshuary Challenge?
Freshuary is about Fresh, CPAU, Lucidia, & everything CQ has given us. Each day, you’ll have a different challenge to take, depending on the day. It’s up to you whether you want to take the challenge or not. This is just for fun!
How do I participate?
All you have to do is draw something for Freshuary. Let your imagination run wild. It doesn’t have to be a drawing. It could be anything else you think is good.
Be sure to tag your submission as
#freshuary so others can see your wonderful work! It will also make it super easy to find your posts. :3 It doesn’t matter if you’re late for a certain day. You don’t even have to do all the days. Just have fun. You can post your drawing even if it’s a week late! ^^
Below is the list of challenges you will partake.
1 - BRAND NEW DAY - Celebrate the new month of February with Fresh visiting for 28 days. How does Fresh enter your life?
2 - SWAP - Make an alternate Fresh! Underfell, Outertale, etc…
3 - DREAM/NIGHTMARE - What does Fresh dream about? Are they good dreams, or are they nightmares? Maybe a little of both…?
4 - TRAVEL - How do you think Fresh gets from place to place?
5 - EMOTIONS - What would be the most INTERESTING emotion for Fresh to get? Go wild!
6 - TOY - What’s Fresh’s favorite toy/plush?
7 - FRESH MEETS KID!FRESH - What if he met his kid self? Let your imagination run wild…
8 - WARDROBE - Fresh’s clothes get ruined, and he has to go shopping. What would he pick out and wear? Design a new outfit for him!
9 - SHIP - Who do you ship Fresh with? No kinkshaming, please!
10 - ERA - Fresh in an alternate time!? Victorian, steampunk, 1950′s era!? Have at ye!
11 - THE GANG’S ALL HERE - Geno, Fresh & Error just hanging out. What are they doing?
12 - MOMMACQ - What’s a mother to do with her child? (Props to Alaina!)
13 - FRESH MEETS ONE OF HIS PARASITES - any parasite of your choice!
14 - VALENTINE - Does Fresh have a crush? Does he get valentines? Chocolates? ANYTHING GOES, HERE!
15 - THE FAMILY - Who would Fresh consider his family? People? His parasites? Hmmm…
16 - HUMAN FRESH - How do you see Fresh as a human? Or if you wanted to stretch this… another race!
17 - COSPLAY - Dress him up in another character’s outfit! Final Fantasy? My Little Pony? We’re not gonna judge. … much. ;p
18 - SNOW DAY - How does Fresh react to snow?
19 - CHIBI - Let’s be honest, Chibi Fresh is cute Fresh.
20 - CONVENTION - You see Fresh at a convention! Does he have swag? Is he carrying anything? Does he look out of place, or does he fit right in?
21 - MOVIE NIGHT - Time to watch everyone’s favorite movie! Which was it again?
22 - MEMORY - What would be one of Fresh’s fondest memories?
23 - LACE - Fresh dresses in normal garb most of the time, but what would he look like in an elaborate dress?
24 - PERSPECTIVE - Try seeing things from another point of view.
25 - FRESH IN ANOTHER CQ WEBCOMIC - Gloomverse, Mortifer, CPAU… take your pick :D
26 - CPAU - Fresh hanging with the CP gang.
27 - THANK YOU - Let’s all appreciate @loverofpiggies! Draw her & Fresh together in any way you want!
28 - FAREWELL FRESH - Today’s the last day. How do you spend your last day with Fresh?
- stoner gf who smokes a lot & likes to hold hands with their date mate - weeaboo gf who cosplays & buys anime merch 4 their lover’s bday - sporty gf who wears athletic clothes & goes on dates after practice - outdoorsy gf who goes camping & makes out in their tent & in their car - artsy gf who paints their s.o. (sometimes in the nude) & falls asleep in the studio after hours of work - nerdy gf who watches harry potter marathons in pillow forts & kisses their date mate during the credits
Loki comes back on earth without Thor (he's dead) in Infinity war AU
Oh noooooo. Ok. Here we go:
Thanos opens fire on the Asgardian ark. And of course, Thor goes out to fight him, despite Loki’s attempts to convince him to flee. Loki tries to bargain with the Tesseract, but Thanos throws Thor out an airlock and pretty much everyone is dying or dead at that point and Loki– Loki uses the Tesseract to run.
He jumps. And jumps. And jumps. Travel by Tesseract is fucking rough, but he doesn’t want to leave an easy trail, so he keeps opening portal after portal until he collapses.
He wakes in a field. It takes him a few minutes to get his bearings and realize where he is– Midgard. Thor’s Midgard.
And that’s when it hits him – the loss of what remains of Asgard, the loss of Thor, and he just melts down. He screams, rages at the Norns, burns a chunk of the field, and ultimately collapses, sobbing hollowly.
He knows he ought to keep running; Midgard isn’t safe. Thanos will come here, if not for the tesseract, then for the other stones that reside here. He left the mind stone here after all. And when he comes…
Thor would have protected them, a voice at the back of his mind hisses. They’d be safer if it was Thor who lived instead of you.
Which sparks… an idea.
Loki cannot bring Thor back. But he has grown skilled with his illusions – Asgard did not know Odin was gone for years. Loki can’t make this right, but he can pretend.
The glamour is surprisingly easy; he does not copy the shorn hair or the missing eye, but rather the look of Thor as he’s known him for a thousand years. He cannot replicate mjolnir, but he shapes an axe, and supposes it will have to do. He goes forth to find the Avengers and warn them of the approaching peril.
Thor is dead. Thor will save Midgard. (Loki will likely die in the process, but perhaps his brother and Valhalla will await him if he does this one last thing right.)
(BONUS headcanon: Hulk/Bruce somehow gets back to Midgard and immediately knows something is off, but Loki explains what he’s doing and Bruce grudgingly agrees to help, filling in the Avengers knowledge Thor would have but Loki lacks and generally covering for him.)
(BONUS BONUS headcanon: Thor isn’t really dead and survives and there’s a fuckton of confusion when he shows up and there’s two Thor and the Avengers realize they’ve been fighting with Loki all this time; Thor & Loki hug though and they’ve got bigger problems though, so….)
So I skimmed through the beginning of sos tonight because I’m Weak™ and here are some of my favorite forgotten details
Magnus apparently watched the Princess Bride “26 times” as a child
Blitz has a “permanently surprised expression that makes him look like he’s going to start screaming at any moment” lmao
Hearth’s eyes are reflective like a cat’s
Magnus says “scared the baked beans outta me” and refuses to be called beantown?? 👀
Blitz says “Gods’ galoshes!”
Magnus is creeped out Hearth has followed him & calls him a “fairy god-stalker”
Hearth & blitz once stepped off a curb & into Niflheim
Samirah decks Hearth & gives him a black eye that Magnus says “turns the color of Kermit the Frog”
Halfborn goes to fight the Squirrel in only smiley-face boxers
Mallory curses in Irish a few times
Hearth had only used runes to unlock a door once “when he met Blitz”
Elves think humans are a fairy tale & spend all day watching pixie videos instead of working
Blitz is 5'5" which means he’s actually about exactly my height
Hearth looks like he’s cosplaying some anime character
HEARTH WACKS SURT WITH THE PLASTIC BOW AFTER HE RUNS OUT OF ARROWS
Blitz falls out of the world tree, breaks his arm, & yells “Stupid gravity!” Hearth lands perfectly
Hearth looks more like an “anemic college kid” than a high-fantasy elf
Giants once glamoured Blitz to look like a warthog & Hearth almost killed him (“No more about the warthog!”)
Magnus believes chocolate should be “savored, not rushed”
Hearth & Blitz are both super offended when Magnus implies they’re working for Loki
Blitz casually carries around the severed head of the God of knowledge in a bowling bag for several chapters
TJ “probably sleeps” in his uniform jacket
They pick up free clothes at a shelter before the funeral & Magnus acquires a Wiggles t-shirt
Magnus is “judge, jury, and thief”
Most conversations between hearth & Magnus pre-death only involve Hearth staring at Magnus “with those pale gray eyes as if [Magnus] was going to explode”
By cosplaying, I tried to transcend all the thought and feelings in my mind into the dimension of reality.
It all started from choosing the right clothing and models to picking up the perfect places and props. I looked through viewfinders, captured everything I see, and recorded it all down with my camera. They stayed in memory sticks, and then were moved to my computer hard drive, eventually being completed on papers. Just as Ayanami said in The End of Evangelion (1997), “it is a continuation of reality. It is at the end of your dream.” I was deeply moved and felt a great sense of relief, comparing to how frustrated I was to digest the feelings that I received at the very first time I watched Neon Genesis Evangelion. Photography has helped me clarify my reflections on it. However feeling relief, as I mentioned, doesn’t mean the end of it.I still feel the emotions that I had with Neon Genesis Evangelion at the very beginning. The difference is that I can now perceive them in a much calmer way. Those feelings give me the urge to pick up a camera and frame them out into photos. To me,it is so natural that it’s like breathing; as long as I’m still alive, they will always live in my heart and my mind. To me, those impacts from the scenes and sounds in Neon Genesis Evangelion had imprinted in my life and, thus, became a part of me. Even though I feel for those characters, I’m not good at discoursing them in words and paragraphs. Due to the way I process my thoughts in my mind, they’re more in the shape of pictures and sounds than in words. To express it out more clearly, I choose to bring photography to combine with words. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. How do I tell abstract through printed words? I’d like to think of the answer of this question as the reason why I take photographs. In the world of comic, animation and even Cosplay, everything comes and goes faster than ever in this generation. Sometimes, it’s mostly about idolizing and beautifying characters. Although I fully realize how far I am away from the main stream, I am still determined to make this photo collection for Neon Genesis Evangelion, a Japanese Animation classic that was first broadcast on TV in 1995. It is still pretty scary though, when you’re the only person here doing the things you want to do. Still, Sticking to the things I want to accomplish while holding on my principles and ways I want it done is always the most important part of these whole things. It shall never change. If one receive information from many different sides instead of one, there must be many things for one to discover from not only events but also characters or even more. In my opinion, stories that stay in our minds for a very long time must had touched a part of our souls or memories. Moreover they might had changed us, and pushed us further to grow and transform. This is why Neon Genesis Evangelion impresses me so much. I am deeply moved by this master piece. I find fine papers and printings, put them together in rather simple yet meaningful way, and present this photo collection.
It’d be wonderful if anyone who gets it can feel the same way as I do when I made it.