been a year i think since i last watched it

Been working on this for a few days now and I just finished. I’d meant to do something last year for the 20th Anniversary but I just never got around to it. Growing up I really loved Team Rocket, they were the best part of the anime. I haven’t kept up with the show since - I think I stopped watching during the Johto series, so series 2 or 3? - but doing some research the Trio have managed to capture some interesting Pokémon over the 20 year run of the show - or at least befriend some. I hope I didn’t miss any. I know James bought a Magikarp and Jessie caught a Shelder but I wanted to focus on the ones that hung around. 

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A Lesson in Love (The Confrontation)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 3,036

A/N: The tag list for this story is officially CLOSED. Also, this one is for Matt, the most fabulous resident I know, and all the other amazing residents who might be reading this.

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist + Soundtrack

@avengerstories - thank you for everything, always

Originally posted by sebjpeg

You sit in silence, nibbling on your bottom lip and tapping your foot against the carpeted floor. You’ve taken your fair share of difficult classes throughout the years, but nothing compares to the discomfort that comes with someone reading something that you’ve written. It’s as if all of your thoughts have been placed under a microscope, leaving every single imperfection out in the open for anyone to see. After taking this writing class, you have a newfound respect for all the authors who are willing to put their work out there.

“I must admit, I was a little apprehensive when you said that you were planning to scrap your initial idea and start afresh,” T’Challa says, carefully lowering your laptop onto the coffee table. He leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees and propping his chin in his hand.

“And?”

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valentines

Request: Can I request a jay park smut where he’s the submissive for the night and the lead girl over stimulates him and he’s begging and a mess please?

Genre: SMUT!!!!

Word Count: 2732

Contains: smut, sub! jay, dom! MC

Comments: forgive me father for i have sinned // i kinda took this idea and ran with it // it’s kinda bad but i hope you like it omf

Originally posted by hpfanaticinfinity


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WiP Update of Frigid & Friends

I’m aiming for it to be ready this month, but it might be another week or so later since I’m also working on Penguin Girls. This project has been ongoing for over a year and a half with voice talents from Darling Adelaide, Rina-chan, Nowacking, and Project SNT, and it’s great to see it coming together! I think I’ve grown a lot in my style because of this project, and I hope everyone will watch it once I finish it! Also, if you want to see full scene work in progress or want your name in the credits, I’d love if you helped support my Patreon! The link is on my blog’s sidebar, it’s the PenguinPotential one! Also, last note, I stream every weekday at 10am EST, so hop in sometime this month if you want to see me work on this!

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last year i saw a group of ppl cosplaying soul eater a few seats in front of me at a panel and they sure seemed to be enjoying the music playing before it started

The Best Night Ever (and Other Cliched Titles)

So @vodka-aunt-coran wrote this post and I had to write it (I changed it just a little, I hope that’s okay)

Not really any shipping, but if you want to read it that way you could. Under a cut for length. 


“Who decided that holding a prom at the Garrison was a good idea?” Keith wondered, nodding to the flyer on the wall behind their table. “Like…a bunch of military teenagers trying to dance? Who came up with that?”

“And where did we get the funding?” Hunk demanded. “They can’t even give us air conditioning half the year, but they can somehow manage to afford one of the fanciest events that most schools ever have?”

Lance snorted, poking at what might have been Jell-O and watching it jiggle under his spoon. “Bet they won’t even get a DJ. It’ll just be Iverson in shades.”

Keith and Hunk snorted and resumed their eating, leaving Lance to glance over at Pidge, who was being suspiciously quiet. “Pidge? What’s up? This seems like the exact thing you’d be making fun of with us.”

Pidge glanced up from her sandwich (at least, it resembled a sandwich). “Hmm? Oh. Sorry. Must have zoned out. Yeah, a prom does seem…really stupid.”

Hunk and Keith instantly looked up at her, both of them with silverware halfway to their mouths. Ever since returning from space, the group had been very in sync with one another, often being praised as the best functioning team at the academy, so they could tell when something was going on with each other. “What’s wrong?” Hunk asked.

Pidge hesitated, poking at her Jell-O with her finger and frowning. “I mean…it’s your guys’ last year here. I’d think you would want to go to something like this.”

Lance rolled his eyes. “No way. We’ve already been to space. I don’t think anything titled “Greatest Night Ever” could top that.”

Hunk and Keith murmured their agreement, still watching Pidge, and the girl managed a smile. “You’re probably not wrong,” she admitted with a chuckle.

There was a long pause, and then Pidge stood up so quickly that she knocked her elbow into Lance. “I forgot to finish the homework for Peterson’s class. I’ll see you guys later.”

She picked up her tray and bolted, saluting the guard on the way out and leaving the three sitting with their jaws dropped. “What was that about?” Keith wondered.

“We didn’t have homework for Peterson last night,” Hunk noted.

Lance, rubbing his arm with a frown, glanced to the prom flyer and then back to where Pidge had left. “Something’s wrong,” he murmured. “Hunk?”

“I’m on it.”

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“Okay, so I read Pidge’s diary-”

“You have got to stop doing that.”

“-AND she really wants to go to this prom. Fancy dress, shoes, hair, and everything.”

Lance and Keith glanced at one another and then leaned forwards on Lance’s bed in matching poses, legs criss crossed and elbows on their knees. “She huh?” they chorused.

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Sparks Flew

Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader

Note: I wrote this last night when I couldn’t sleep, I blame watching too much How I Met Your Mother for coming up with this idea. I promise I’m working on those requests but this just came to me last night and it’s been a long time since I wrote a Lin fic. 

Warnings: swearing, a shitty break-up and I think that’s it?

Word Count:1,615 (I know it’s short I’m sorry)

Tagged: @hamiltonsquills @tallish-hobbit @iamgrayfox @beckett-faye @justanotherone2u


When you first kissed Lin, sparks flew.

It was New Year’s Eve, the cold New York streets were packed with people excited to bring in the new year. But for you, it was the worst night of your life.

The night started off great. Packed into an apartment filled with all of your friends, wearing a brand new outfit with a few drinks already in your system. It was 11 pm, and with an hour left of  2007 the anticipation was building, it was the perfect night.

Well… almost perfect. The one missing ingredient was Jon. Your boyfriend of 6 years was nowhere to be found, even after promising you he’d come. For the first time in 6 years, it was looking like you were going to be alone and kissless on New Years.

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Cheeb Utena and Anthy!

It’s been years since I watched RGU but I never got to draw them, now I’ve finally sat down to do it. I’m hoping to make this into stickers maybe!

[COMMISSION INFO]

19 years later...
  • Ron: So that's little Scorpius.
  • Harry: Yes. He's quite adorable, actually.
  • Ron: How would you know?
  • Harry: He comes to our house a lot... to play with Albus.
  • Ron: He does?
  • Harry: Yeah. Draco usually accompanies him... to play with me.
  • Ron: Draco? Since when do you call him Draco? And what do you mean, 'play'?
  • Harry: Usually Quidditch.
  • Ron: Oh thank god! For a minute there I thought-
  • Harry: We usually do it in the shower afterwards.
  • Ron: WHAT?
  • Harry: *snickering* Ginny always chastises us for being too loud.
  • Ron: *turning to Ginny* How can you be okay with this?
  • Ginny: *shrugs* Who am I to stand in the way of true love?
  • Draco: *walking up to them* Potter!
  • Harry: Malfoy! *starts making out with him passionately*
  • Ron: *just stares*
  • James: Bloody buggar! Dad is making out with Mr. Malfoy... again! Guys, it's been like ten minutes since you last snogged! Get a grip!
  • Albus: Come on, Dad! Not on the platform.
  • Lily: Mum, I think it's time you found a boyfriend, too. Dad seems really happy.
  • Ginny: He really does, doesn't he, honey?
  • Ron: *still staring*
  • Draco: *grabs Harry's arse*
  • Ron: *getting close to a heart attack*
  • Me: *smiling contentedly* All was well.
Creepypasta #1117: My Father Is A Wonderful Man

Length: Long

I knew even as a little boy that my father was special. The way he spoke to me and his overall behavior made me want to impress him. He made me eager for his approval. I had felt as though my mother didn’t understand me and couldn’t relate to me. She tried her best, but she had her flaws. My father on the other hand, understood me even better than I understood myself. Every decision I made and every word I said had the overall goal of pleasing my father.

And it wasn’t just me that wanted to impress him. He seemed to have that effect on everybody. When I was six or seven, my parents had people over. I can’t remember the occasion. But what I remember is seeing my dad in the living room as the center of attention. It’s when I first noticed it. All eyes were on him. Everyone was captivated by what he was saying and hanging on every word. I saw the way that everyone in the room was eager for his approval. The disappointment in their eyes if my father disagreed with them.

At one point, my father stopped what he was saying and looked at me. It was as though he was reading my mind. He winked at me, with a big smile on his face. That memory is still how I see my father when I think of my childhood. My dad completely controlling a room of people, then looking over at me and winking. Essentially saying “I know you see this son. I know you understand it.”

With such a good father in my life, I was a very well behaved child. I received good marks at school and rarely got in trouble. Except when I was eleven years old. It seems insignificant now, but it felt like such a big deal at the time. The day I got caught shoplifting.

I didn’t even really want the item that I stole. Pokemon trading cards. I was getting too old for them anyway. But I had succumbed to peer pressure. Some of the other boys had all stolen a pack and it was my turn. They were giving me a hard time about it. I didn’t want to do it. I immediately thought about what my father would think… but I eventually gave in. And I was a lousy thief. I got caught in seconds.

The store and the police of course couldn’t really charge me at my age and knew it was a pretty minor offence. But they wanted to make an example out of me. To ‘scare me straight’. They put me in handcuffs and drove me right to my parent’s front door. I thought during the entire drive over, “what’s my father going to think?” But he wasn’t home. My mother looked absolutely outraged and screamed for me to go to my bedroom.

An hour or so later she barged into my room and threw three packs of pokemon cards at me. “Take these if they’re so important to you,” she screamed. “Taking you out of a police car in handcuffs right in our front drive way. What will the neighbours think?“ Then she slammed the door so hard when she left that I thought it might break off its hinges.

My mom’s emotional overreaction didn’t really make me feel bad about it. It just made me feel bitter and angry more than anything. What I was really worried about was my father. Not that he’d be angry. He had never raised his voice at me in his life. I worried that he would think lesser of me.

He knocked on the door an hour later. When he entered the room he had a poker face. I had no idea what he was thinking. He saw the Pokemon cards on the ground that my mother had thrown in. He walked over, picked them up, then threw them in the garbage. 

“It was never really about those anyway, was it?” He asked. I shook my head.

He thought for a moment before speaking again. “I remember being your age. I remember it well. Trying to fit in. Being so influenced by the actions of others.” I didn’t know where he was going.

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anonymous asked:

Heya! Your blog's amazing and never fails to inspire me. Please can you do some prompts where person A is reunited with person B (their lifelong partner) after many years, only to discover that B has amnesia and doesn't remember them at all. Platonic or romantic, I don't mind. Thanks!

1) “I know I must be a disappointment to you,” the amnesiac said. “People pretend I’m not, but I hear stories of what I was like before.” They tried for a smile, though it came out a little queasy.
A’s expression turned ferocious. “There is no version of you that could ever be a disappointment, you hear me? And anyone who dares tell you otherwise has me to answer to.”


2) “If it’s like talking to a ghost all the same, I’d rather you were dead!” The silence rang after A’s comment. Born of their argument, of sorrow, of grasping at ghosts. It wasn’t deserved. In the gaping silence, it was impossible to take back. The anger drained in a second. 
“I’m glad I fucking forgot you,” B said. The only tragedy is that I wasted a lifetime on you at all.” They turned and walked away. 
“B-” 
The door slammed into A’s face.
And on either side, they both crumpled.


3) “You’ve been avoiding me,” A said. “I’d have thought the last ten years apart was long enough.”
“I  can’t remember anything. Have they told you that?”
“Yes.”
“…you don’t mind?” 
A shrugged and watched B carefully, drinking up the sight of their face. “Just means I get to watch you fall in love with me all over again, doesn’t it? Spoiler.” A stood, making their way over and taking the bag from B’s slack hands. “You were smitten.” 


4) “Sometimes,” B murmured. “I think I must love you like it’s muscle memory.”


5) “Oh don’t look like that,” B said. “I lost my memories, not my libido. Or don’t you want to? We’re married, right? Explains why the hell I’m so pent up. It’s been, what, how long has it been since we last saw each other?”
“Seven years.”
“Seven years, god.”
“We’re not married.”
“Really? Are you sure? Are we secretly in love is that it?”


6) “I’ll help you remember,” A promised. “I know you better than you know yourself. Favourite colours, favourite ice cream-”
“-And what if I don’t want to remember?”

Episode 26-a new dream?

This is my little pet theory I’ve been thinking about since watching the 2nd recap movie in late 2015, and I started getting very vocal about it towards the end of last year; and wanted to mention it one more time before the episode airs. Basically, I believe we’re going to see another titan-magic-related dream through Eren’s eyes next episode (hopefully right after the OP to parallel ep 1). Let me explain.

Remember Eren’s ep 1 dream? Filled with grotesque and bloody imagery, though the most striking picture was the the body of Carla Jaeger lifted from the Jaeger household, only to be eaten by the smiling titan as we all saw later on. Of course everyone remembers, its arguably one of the most discussed and confusing scenes in the entire franchise, especially since it differs from the “see you later” manga counter part.

Now, with the more recent developments in the manga, its more or less implied that these “dreams” really are memories from a different time period (future or past) from Eren or someone else, sent to him through the Eldian path network, but even so, we still don’t know what that dream meant and why it occurred at that specific moment.

Lets take a more precise look once more

Purple flowers moving in the wind, followed by Eren waking up. Now, we know that these purple flowers always appear somehow related to instances with ”titan magic”, like the dream here, or when Eren shields Mikasa and Armin from cannon fire in Trost. Another time is Eren’s filler dream from ep 22, and though that one wasn’t necessarily titan magic related, it paralleled the ep 1 dream in multiple ways, essentially reminding us of its existence and importance. So, the next instance is a pretty curious one, isn’t it?

EP 25- Eren, Mikasa, Armin and Jean are in the room Eren rests in, discussing the previous battle. And, for some reason, are we not only seeing the purple plants once again, but the window is open and wind is seen passing through the room due to the movement of the curtain. That’s a pretty darn strong parallel to the ep 1 dream, is it not? 

And then came the recap movie. The post credit scene gave us a shortened version of Nick and Hange a top the wall, but chose to end on a non-manga-canon scene, Eren opening his eyes and sitting up in his room.

Now, when the creative staff decided to end the movie on this scene, there obviously had to be a reason for it. Ending it on Hange’s “is the wall filled with titans” would be cliffhangerish enough to end the movie, but instead, Eren wakes up, without saying anything or whatever, and just stares at us. Okay. End.

I thought for a while that that’s a weird way to end things but…then I realized that, in the background, the flowers could still be seen, and, the window was still open and the curtain was still moving in the wind…just like episode 1.

In my book, this scene pretty much confirms that we’re starting things off with another dream tomorrow. The placement of the wind and the flowers in both ep 25 AND the movie simply isn’t a coincidence, and there’s really no other explanation. Flowers=titan magic. Wind+flowers+Eren waking up=new dream aka new memories to confuse us forever. In the billboard PV that came out in December, there’s a glimpse at a scene between a woke Eren and Mikasa in this very room–non canon and most likely yet another parallel to the ep 1 dream–Eren talking to Mikasa after waking up. 

The question is, if that dream really happens, what will we see? The ch 1 see you later? Ch 50 smiling titan? Eren Kruger? Lets find out in a couple of hours :D 

ShukaBlog 2017.05.03: Yeah! It’s May!!

[Original Post] [←Zenkai no ShukaBlog!]

Before I knew it, it became May, huh.
And it’s Golden Week!!

I had work.

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ligeia-maloy  asked:

I'm German and, nobody's going to believe this, I've binged ST TNG for the last six hours. We've excellent voice actors here, our dubs are pretty good but it's true, they chose an annoying know-it-all brat-voice for Wesley. But it's been years since I watched TNG and being older, reading your foreword for Even Grues Get Full and having followed you for a while, I apologise for not appreciating the character Wesley truly is and the much needed challenge he provides for Picard's personality.

I don’t think you have to apologize for anything. It’s pretty clear that someone in Germany made a choice to fundamentally change the character in the dubbing, and I think it makes a lot of sense that audiences responded the way they (and you) did.

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Pash! 2016/12 (p14)

This is a translation of Mitsurou Kubo’s detailed commentary on episodes 1-6 (plus some about ep.8) that appeared on the Dec. 2016 Pash! issue. I wish I could’ve posted it yesterday, but I was too tired to double-check it… It’s very interesting and there’s lots of “behind-the-scenes”, so have fun reading while we wait for episode 9 (can’t wait already)!

Some notes:
In the magazine, some parts of the commentary are written in bold font and some in even bolder font. I recreated it with italic for the first and bold for the latter. (So yeah those are not highlighted by me, I’m just recreating how the actual article is.) The episode titles are left in Japanese because I’m not watching any sub/dub so not sure what to use as an “official” translation. As for character lines, for the same reason I’m not using the translations appeared in the sub/dub so they might be worded differently than what you are used to hear.

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***
***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***


Mitsurou Kubo complete commentary!
Mitsurou Kubo-san is in charge of creating the original plan for the screenplay, in the form of a manga storyboard. We have asked her to comment on the story so far!

Episode 1 “Nan no Pirozhki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final”

-Looking back, this episode doesn’t have many gag parts compared to the others. We see Yuuri’s past, and since it was getting gloomy we tried lots of ways not to make it go too much into that direction.

-I completed the storyboard for this episode last year and it’s been quite some time since it left my side, so I was able to watch it forgetting that I’m the one who created it. That’s one of the reasons when people watch episode 1 and tell me “”YOI” is interesting” I reply “I think the same”, even though it sounds like self-praise. But indeed, I think I’m the only one that can draw this kind of story…

-The “pirozhki” in the title actually doesn’t appear in the episode (LOL), but it will come up later on.

-In the recording test for the scene where Yuuri gives his glasses to Yuuko and tells her “please watch”, Toyonaga-san played him really cool and made my heart throb (LOL). However, in the actual episode we used a version that sounds weaker. It’s no good if Yuuri starts being cool from the first episode (LOL), so I asked Toyonaga-san to make it something gradual. As the story progresses, Yuuri also becomes stronger!

-The recording of this episode is the only one I’ve been able to go to so far. I didn’t think about the voice actors at all when writing the storyboard, which resulted in Phichit’s voice actor Kenshou (Ono)-san coming to the recording even though his only line was “hahaha!”. This happened shortly after I went to see the “KuroBas” musical (where Ono-san is also starring), so I felt especially sorry for him… (LOL)

-One of the things I was going to do no matter what is to show asses in the hot springs (LOL). Though in fact, until that point I had never really drawn a guy’s ass in my manga. When I saw the finished footage I was like “this is so direct…!!” (LOL). But seriously, skaters have such a wonderful body!


Episode 2 “Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran”

-Some people realized from the preview at the end of episode 1 that Victor was going to become a coach, and I also spotted comments like “I don’t want him to quit competing!”, but that’s a hasty judgment (LOL). It was never said that he’s retiring!

-For weekly serialized manga the reader poll* is very important, and I remember one of the things I was told by my editor is that “manga whose 2nd chapter receives more praise in the poll than the 1st one tend to continue longer and become more popular”. So my hope for this episode 2 was that it would receive more praise than episode 1. And I think this actually happened.
[*translator note: Usually magazines come with a postcard where readers can choose which manga they liked the most and write comments. This actually influences the order in which manga appear in the magazine and can lead less popular ones to be canceled]

-When I wrote this episode I was still drawing freely, without thinking too much about the “30 minutes time slot” of an anime. I was told that “cutting a long story is easier than trying to expand a short story”, but when I found that just reading all lines aloud would take longer than 20 minutes, I realized that I needed to think more about the time too. Still, until episode 4 I wasn’t able to calculate time correctly.

-I’m careful not to make it look like Victor is completely guiding Yuuri with his advices, and that it shows that Yuuri is actually a person that can think about what he wants to do, that wants to create a new image for himself, and that he can come up with ideas that go slightly ahead of what Victor is thinking. As the story progresses, it should become more and more clear why Yuuri needs to be the protagonist.

-What I needed to do first of all is make it so that viewers will want to cheer for these three, and that they will never get tired of watching them talk together. Therefore, to write this episode I gathered all the skills and experience I have gained so far as an author and did my very best.

Episode 3 “Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Kessen! Onsen on ICE”

-The episode where eros is compared to katsudon. The original idea came to me when I heard that the choreographer Kenji (Miyamoto)-sensei, when he teaches young children how to do sensual movements, tells them to imagine “having honey on your hands”. I thought that in that case, if you absolutely cannot come up with an image for eros, you could just try to substitute it with food. Plus I also heard that foreigners like katsudon. And there’s a “katsu” in “Yuuri Katsuki” as well. I also thought it would be cool if someone felt like eating katsudon the next day, influenced by the anime… However, I actually never asked Kenji-sensei to base the choreography on katsudon (LOL). I just tried to associate katsudon to the finished choreography myself.

-Yuuri is actually quite cold-hearted. He’s someone that doesn’t really try to get into other people’s hearts, but in this episode, through the confrontation with Yurio, he became aware of a side of himself he had never experienced before.

-Figure skaters, even if they’re rivals on the ice, can be quite friendly with each other off the ice. I wanted viewers to remember “Hasetsu” as a place where Yuuri and Yurio could spend some carefree time. I added this match because it would have been sad not to see them confront each other until the GP series.

Episode 4 “Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program”

-I came up with this part because I didn’t want Yuuri to just dance on a FS prepared by Victor, I wanted the two of them to create it together. I wanted to show that Yuuri is not someone that just waits for others to give him everything, he becomes more active and does something creative on his own too. It’s something to which I can relate too because it’s also what I feel when creating my works, so it was easy to put my feelings into it. This is also the last episode where they are training in Hasetsu, and I wanted to make this one of the precious days Yuuri spent with Victor.

-Regarding the “hair whorl” scene, in a manga it’s something that would be explained with words, but since this is an anime I wanted to draw something that cannot be explained with words, a moment when the wall between the two falls. As sometimes Yuuri acts rudely even toward the person he admires, can’t completely open up his heart, tends to get a bit hesitant about creating something new etc, I wanted to show this somewhat irrational side of him. Wouldn’t anybody want to poke Victor’s hair!? I had the feeling that if you poked it something would change. It’s like Victor “came down to the human world”.

-We made Yuuri’s theme “love”, but actually in the beginning the concept of “skating for love” was never in my or director Yamamoto’s mind (LOL). Then we heard actual figure skaters say that “they can work hard for love”. If we hadn’t heard that we probably wouldn’t have done it because it would have looked like something forced by the creators, but if the show wasn’t about figure skating I’m sure we would never have discussed seriously about love or portrayed it anyway, and with the director we just got all hyped up about love and decided to make it the theme. The portrayal of love is a key point in this anime, and I’m glad that we could convey it clearly in this episode.

-It seems to happen especially with young Russian athletes that some of them go well when they’re young but then suddenly start getting worse results above 16-17 years old, so considering this too Yurio probably feels the flow of time in a completely different way than Yuuri.

-I like the scene where Yuuri writes “YURI ON ICE” on the CD and it connects to the title of the series. It’s actually true that you have to bring a CD to the tournaments. Kenji-sensei also used to write titles on the CDs, so I took inspiration from that. I really like episode 4.

Episode 5 “Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai”

-It’s a stupid title, isn’t it (LOL). I originally put “kao makka” (bright red face) in the title referring to Yuuri feeling embarrassed when he skates Eros for the first time, but in the end he collides with a wall and his face physically becomes red, so it sounds like it refers to that.

-This is the only tournament that takes place in Japan. I wanted to show how, like Yuuri admires Victor, there are also Japanese athletes who admire Yuuri, and this is where Minami-kun shows up. But seriously, Yuuri Katsuki mostly has a cold attitude toward athletes who admire him (LOL). He doesn’t really behave like someone who is the target of admiration, and that’s why Victor scolds him. After that he finally learns to encourage his junior. This is something where Yuuri needs to grow.

-Meanwhile Victor also grows when he needs to decide how to deal with a pupil that isn’t as good as he had pictured… I’m surprised we could fit all this in one episode.

-For the first time Yuuri skates in a public tournament in front of an audience, and I had to decide from who’s point of view to write the monologues. Since in the real world you cannot hear what athletes think when skating, I thought it would be interesting to have the monologues come from Yuuri, so I chose him for the first point of view. The second part is from Victor’s point of view.

-At the time I wrote this episode I wanted to draw the storyboard properly, so I did my best to ink it as neatly as possible. I really really wanted for the production staff to see, to understand that Yuuri Katsuki is strong.

-We actually went to the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament to collect data. It’s possible to watch the tournament from right behind where athletes enter the rink and also very close to the rink, so we pricked up our ears to listen to what people actually say. We saw an athlete coming back from the rink saying “I’m sorry, I know! I know!”. I believe they wanted to show their coach that they understood what they did wrong before the coach themselves said it. There were also athletes who pulled up their zippers with shocking speed. Some of the things we saw and heard there were actually included in the anime.

Episode 6 “Grand Prix Series Kaimaku! Yacchaina Chuugoku Taikai!”

-All the athletes participating in the China tournament show up. This is the episode I was most scared it wouldn’t fit within the allowed time slot.

-One of the things I absolutely wanted to draw is the characters eating “Shanghai mitten crab” (LOL). I’m sure we and everyone else would want to eat it, and I know that athletes sometimes eat it too after the matches, so yeah. I’m glad that we included that scene, because it was an entertaining way to show that the characters have gone abroad from the start of the episode, in a part that is not directly related to the tournament. Beside that, when we went there to collect data, outside the hotel there was a food stall selling something like Taiwanese senbei (rice crackers), and we spotted the Chinese skater Yan Han eating them, so we based the scene with Guang-Hong on that.

-The players that participate in the China Tournament are all sociable, so there’s lots of chatting. Many of the songs are also catchy. On the contrary, the Russia Tournament is suddently savage (LOL). I didn’t want viewers to find the tournament scenes boring or to be unable to understand the characters, so I did my best to make it so that you could grasp a character’s personality through their skating.

-Regarding the scene where Yuuri licks his lips, in the world of figure skating athletes actually do need to show a provocative attitude toward judges. The director and I always discuss about “what would be the most unusual erotic thing Yuuri Katsuki would do?”, and that’s how I decided to draw him licking his lips.

-I created Popovich as a very artistic character, but he’s amusing (LOL). It’s also common for Russian athletes to use very loud songs or songs with sound effects.

-In my storyboard, Giacometti is skating fully naked. The director told me that the recording for this episode was awesome (LOL).

-I was very straightforward when I wrote Yuuri’s line “I’m the only one who knows Victor’s love”… (LOL). But I think that using more lukewarm expressions would just not be good for the story, so I’m determined to go all-out.

Episode 7~
-In episode 8 J.J. is shocking (LOL). We’re not planning to create chara songs for this anime, but his SP is basically like a chara song (LOL). Of course it’s not sung by (Mamoru) Miyano-san, but he skates to a song that he requested to write for himself, and the lyrics are just the best (LOL). There are also some visual expressions that normally would be impossible to see, however it’s J.J. so it’s possible… I wanted to make him the most thoroughly strong rival character. I was the one who thought his final pose, and I hope it trends after the episode is aired… Another big highlight is Yurio’s serious agape after he becomes more refined. We had a female skater perform Yurio’s program, her hair was the same length as his and she brushed it up while skating. It would be amazing to see the same in the anime too. Another point to look forward to is the song used by Seung-Gil, who’s already popular in Korea!!

[Translator’s note: She actually doesn’t mention episode 7 at all, she just skips right to episode 8. I guess she didn’t want to make any spoiler and everything she wanted to say about it is spoiler? Well I can kind of understand… I am sure we will get comments on episode 7 too in magazines issued at a later time]


The Boyfriend/Girlfriend tag! (Luke Edition)

Originally posted by lipringsandsnapbacks

[So! this is a new section i just came up with, y/n is a youtuber basically and they are doing a normal tag! you can request any tag you’d like with any of the 5sos or all time low boys. enjoy!]

1. Where did we meet?

“Uhh” he mumbles scratching his barely visible stubble and thinking “it was a the Vanity fair party, am i right?” he answers unsure. 

“No” i laugh “not even close, Luke, how was i suppose to get into a party full of celebrities?” i roll my eyes “it was at the nice guy babe” 

“right right” he says nodding “i was drunk, and we danced, it was a really fun party” 

“and we ended up at my apartment, super hangover and sleeping it off” i laugh looking down at my phone. 

“and! We had the best Netflix and chill of the history” he finishes the story “Next question” 

2. Where was out first date?

“We never really had a real date before dating” i clarify pouting a bit.

“No, it was all going for coffee or just hanging out at each other places” he agrees to complete my point “But we had a date after we started dating, though, i think that was our first one” 

“uhh yes” i smile at the memory “you wore this really nice suit” 

“and you wore a dress” he continues 

“We went to this really fancy Italian place near his house” i say “i loved it, they had live music, tables outside, live music, lights everywhere, very romantic…” 

“and the pasta was incredible” he adds making me chuckle “and the tiramisu, babe, remember the tiramisu?” 

“oh yeah” I say resting my head on his shoulder “it was so good, we need to go back there soon” 

“Will do” he says smiling to the camera and caressing my head. 

3. What was your first impression of me?

“Be honest” i say after reading the question out loud. 

“First impression.. “ he says thinking a bit “again, i was really drunk that night so i don’t remember much, but i think it was that you looked like that kind of girls that don’t give a single shit about anything, very bold and shameless, but you turned out completely different” he says ruffling my hair 

“Aw thanks” I smile “Actually, my impression wasn’t too different, before we even talked to each other, my friend said to me that you were some kind of rockstar and you’re in a band, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘this guy is an asshole’” i say chuckling “but you aren’t babe, don’t worry” 

“Good to know” he chuckles.

4. When did you meet the family?

“it was a cold day..” he says in a dark tone causing me to laugh loudly. 

“Shhh” i shush him pushing him lightly while laughing “Don’t tell it like it was a bad thing!” 

“it was embarrassing” he laughs, taking my hand “We had like, what? a month together?” he says and i nod “Well, her family was throwing a big barbecue and she brought me, everyone was so impressed..” he says still not believing it “i don’t think I've ever answer so many questions in my life!” 

“oh c’mon” i roll my eyes “they were excited i finally introduced them to a boyfriend, you are the first guy i ever introduced to my family” 

“i’m honored” he says, leaning his head a bit. “When did you meet my family?” 

i smile “Last year actually” i tell to the camera “on Christmas, we had a lot of fun, his mother is a sweetheart and his brother is my soulmate” i joke watching how his jealous look turns on “we’re like the same person, aren’t we?” 

“Oh! don’t you say?” he says throwing his head back and groaning “Literally i think I’ve never been so bullied since you guys meet each other”

“They just jokes” i say putting my hands around  his waist and hugging him “i love you” 

5. Do i have any weird obsession, if so..what?

“She has this strange obsession with everything Harry Potter” Luke says cringing a bit  “i mean i like it too, but you like it a bit too much baby” 

i shrug “So what?” i pinch his cheek “i love it, don’t bully me” 

“I am not” he chuckles letting go on my hold “what’s my weird obsession?” 

i look at him and shook my head “i hate that you literally have none” i groan and roll my eyes “I’ll just say you have an obssesion for trashy tv, let’s move on”

6. How long have we been together? 

“2 years!” i say cheering “and a half” 

7. Do you have a tradition with your gf/bf? 

“When i am not touring, yes” he responds before me “but we always change though, we never stay on the same routine” 

“yeah” i agree “We used to do pizza Saturday nights, but now we do Netflix Fridays” i say. “Sometimes we even do date nights every week” 

“yeahhh they’re a bit complicated though” Luke shrugs “i like Netflix Fridays” 

“I like them too” 

8. What was our first roadtrip?

“Does the tour bus counts?” i ask unsure of this question. 

“I think so” Luke says sliding his arm around my shoulders “if it counts then i think it was when we toured America and you came by” 

“And if not then it was when we drove to Vegas” i complete for him “it was a fun trip” 

“our trips are the bests trips” 

9. What was the first thing you noticed about me? 

“Your tallness” i laugh ruffling his hair. “i am not very tall so when i saw you i was shook” 

he rolls his eyes, it was typical of me to me talk about his tallness, sometimes he found it annoying “the first thing i noticed about you is your hair” he says brushing his fingers against it “i like the color is so nice” 

“Thanks baby”

10. What is my favorite restaurant? 

He points me “anything with good sushi” 

i point him “Anything with good music and steak” 

11. What do we argue about the most? 

“Pff, we don’t argue” Luke says looking at me. 

“And that was sarcasm” i laugh “we don’t really make big arguments, but what we definitely argue the most is about either me or you taking to long to get out of the house for events or whatever” 

“Yes” he nods “i reconize it, sometimes i take some time but you are the winner, my friend” 

“No i am not” i gasp “you always start to dress up so late, i swear you do it on propouse!” 

“No i don’t!” he pouts “next question”

12. Who wears the pants in the relationship? 

“I do” i say with a super big smile on my face. 

“I do” he says moving to the side on an intent of pushing me out of the sight of the camera. 

“Stop it” i chuckle. 

13. If I’m watching tv what am i watching? 

“You are always watching friends” i say to Luke leaning my head back on his shoulder and looking at him. 

“Correct” he nods “And you are watching American horror story lately so that’s my answer” 

“you’re right!”  

14. What is one food i don’t like? 

“Is there any food you don’t like?” he asks me while i put my phone down. “i think the only thing I’ve seen you don’t like is Pickles” 

“yeah, i hate pickles” i cringe “and you hate pork” 

“Ding ding” he says “we have a winner” 

15. What drink do i order when we go out to eat? 

“Alcoholic? or nonalcoholic?” he asks 

“Both, go” i say pointing at him. 

“You love ice tea” he says, looking at the camera “and you also always order any kind of fruit cocktails that are on the menu” 

“oh yeah” i say smiling “i love pina colada’s and daiquiris, those are my favorites” i wiggle on my place, moving closer to him “you are a big beer guy, you always order that, but, you also like soda a lot” 

he turns to look at me “There’s one specifically that i love, can you guess?” 

i furrow my brows and shook my head but he gives me a challenging look that makes me give up and answer his question. “Fanta?” 

he sighs and shoook “Coke, babe, is coke” 

“Aw, i knew it!” i say pouting.

16. What size shoe do i wear? 

“I don’t know!” i say loudly and shrug “is not like i borrow your shoes like i borrow you hoodies” 

“aw, babe c’mon” he chuckles “even i know your shoe size” 

“Oh yeah? what’s my size then?” i challenge him. 

“7″ he says without thinking twice. 

“Damn it!” 

17. What is one talent i have? 

“Well you sing, and play instruments” i say like it was the most obvious thing on earth “Duh” i roll my eyes “i don’t think i have any talent, to be honest” 

“Yes you do” he says pulling me closer “you can draw really nicely, i like it a lot” 

“Do you really?” i look up at him. 

“Of course, babe”

18. What would i eat every day if i could? 

“She could eat chocolate all the day if she could” Luke says almost without thinking “(Y/n) has the biggest sweet tooth I’ve ever seen” 

“that’s true” i agree “but i actually don’t know what could you eat like all the time” i say thinking “Maybe nachos? with dip” i raise my eyebrows looking at him. 

“Yeah, I’ll give it to you, nachos and dip is awesome for me” 

19. What is something you do that i wish you didn’t?

“You always repeat what other people say” i say laughing because this is something that sometimes was annoying of Luke and that at the same it was cute  “When something makes you laugh, you always repeat like the last phrase, all the time” i say leaning my head on his shoulder and laughing. 

“What? i don’t do that” he says almost offended. 

“ you do babe, you do” i say, sitting up straight and giving him a little push indicating him to say his answer. 

“I wish you weren’t such a picky girl for everything” he says “but it is not that bad actually because most of the times the choices end up being good, but sometimes is a bit annoying” 

i shrug “yeah i get it” 

20. What can i spend hours doing? 

”Reading” my boyfriends say “your book collection is huge baby” 

“thanks” i smile “you could spend the entire day just doing nothing” i chuckle “you work a lot, you deserve a lot of breaks”

21. If I could live anywhere, where would it be?

Disneyland,completly” i say and he rolls his eyes, also laughing at my response. 

“Hell yes” he says likcompletelyserious “Everyone watch out, we’re taking over that castle” 

“we’re taking the lead over the entire park!” i joke, exclaiming and faking an evil laugh that ended up being a real laugh, being with Luke making this is so fun, this is the kind of moments that make me love him more and more everytime. 



end up the tag guys! please you can request any kind of tags you could think of with any of the guys and ill make them ! that’s a promise, hope you loved this one and have a great day/night!

anonymous asked:

Hi, I loved watching your watercolour supply video, planning on doing another supply video anytime soon?

You read my mind!

It’s been a whole year since I made my last supplies video, so I was thinking it’s about time I made an updated one since a lot of my supplies have been changed, and new ones added. I also went on a shopping spree for supplies a few months back (the local art store was having a huge sale, I got paid and had JUST finished my exam period for the year), so I want to share a bunch of those new supplies!

[Translation] TV Person 09/03/2017 Kamiki Ryunosuke Interview Cut about Yamada Ryosuke

This interview was from one of Kamiki’s magazine appearance for his Sangatsu no Lion movie promotion. I only translated the parts where he spoke about Yamada though. I’ve always loved their friendship and I’m really happy that Kamiki talked about Yamada quiet a lot in here (almost half an entire magazine page), you know, when he’s supposed to be promoting for Sangatsu no Lion. This interview cut also gives us another different view about their friendship! Kamiki also mentioned Nakamura Hayato, Fukushi Sota, Takei Emi, Chinen Yuri, and Yabu Kota in this cut! Enjoy this interview!


P.S: As usual, please do not publish or re-post without permission.


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Request/plot:This is a continuation of puppy love where you can find here by the amazing @cait-writes-stuff 

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warning(s): a little bit of crying, and cursing, that’s all I think

A/n: I’m sorry it took so long I was so distracted! I think this is the last part to this series. I hope you like it, I love you all. also I will try to get “is it really you? 4″ out tonight

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M = Mai, K = Kanako

M: Today’s ‘Mai-Sports’ will feature the skater who retired last month, Kanako Murakami! Thank you Kana-chan!

K: Thank you!

M: And congratulations on all of your achievements!!

K: Thank you so much! Thank you.

M: How are your feelings right now?

K: Even though there were a lot of tough times, looking back after retiring, I believe that it was because of the support of the fans that encouraged me to work so hard until the end.

M: It’s only been eight days since your retirement, but has there been a change since before your retirement announcement and after?

K: Actually, I decided to retire at the Japanese Nationals, but I was still feeling a bit cloudy since I couldn’t announce it because the season wasn’t over yet. I feel a lot more fresh after announcing it, and now I am excited about my ‘second life’.

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