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i-rant-for-pleasure  asked:

Do you mind if I ask what's this anime you're talking about? Because so far from you you've blogged about I'm digging the lack of fanservice and moe face!

Hmm…. it depends on what you perceive as “the moe face” because that term is so nebulous and up to personal interpretation, unfortunately. I tend to define it as “characters looking much younger than their actual age, with typical anime style of drawing” not characters that are just as young as they’re drawn thus the designs are simply “cute” not “moe”. :v


In this case, I’m pretty sure you could enjoy:

LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA

It’s a very lighthearted show about a school for witches, that’s sure to give u a Harry Potter childhood nostalgia ;D. It actually feels exactly like a cross between this and Ghibli movies = cute, super cool action and absolutely no fanservice. Also female protagonists because that’s …. an all-girls school. The animation is so beautiful u want to eat it and the show is very funny but can be pretty emotional at times as well!

Addition: If you love Mabel Pines - you’ll love Akko - the main character, as well!! 


MOB PSYCHO 100

There’s also Mob Psycho 100 which… hmm I personally wouldn’t say qualifies as “cute” at all, unless some specific scene calls for it (mostly as a joke lmao). 

Extremely good animation - seconded! It’s not only insanely fluid but also uses SUCH UNIQUE TECHNIQUES, Yes you’re gonna see full sequences made via paint on glass or charcoal, pencil etc. This is… kinda an action show but it’s ABOUT action, it’s central theme is kindness. However unlike in other shows with the same theme it doesn’t feel forced. It’s so natural and all characters are so real and you’ll end up loving them all! This show’s not only super hilarious but it brought me to tears more than once… I’ve never seen anything so accurately showcasing character’s emotions through just the visuals.

So yea it basically has it all: almost no romance, amazing plot, animation and characters, humor!

Additional bonus if you’re a Gravity Falls fan: it has a conman character with a hidden heart of gold that actually cares about the main character that’s a middle school kid = so if u love Stan, you will love him! :D


SHIROBAKO

Well, I’ve already talked about why this show is great [HERE]!


PARANOIA AGENT

Then there’s a show that’s pretty heavy and entirely psychological, meant for the mature audience. - and yes there’s no fanservice here either. If u dig diving into twisted mysteries that make you question what’s real and what’s a figment of the character’s tortured psyche’s - Paranoia Agent is the show for you.

^^^ extremely creepy in context/paired up with the soundtrack = the intro is characters laughing in dangerous/deadly situations… the song is sickeningly joyous… you see nuclear bomb exploding, flood, war… and they laugh

It deals with so many kinds of mental illness or very serious horrible situations life puts us in, that make us feel trapped, absolutely lost. It can get VERY visually abstract and this gets more prominent as the show goes on so I won’t post any screencaps of this to not to spoil too much. 

The best thing is that despite dealing with very dark matters… the show does allow the viewer to draw some positive lessons from it. So you won’t just feel crushed after all that heavy stuff going on, more like… enlightened, emotional and utterly fascinated. I think it’s most helpful for someone with suicidal thoughts.


I’m yet to see enough anime to make a comprehensive list of those “safe to watch”. I realize there are way more out there but I’ve decided to only talk about those I’ve seen personally. 

But in general other movies made by Satoshi Kon (who made Paranoia Agent) are just like that show so go watch them too! Just as all of the Studio Ghibli movies are very fun, beautifully made, devoid of “moe face” and esp fanservice since this company is kinda like the Japanese Disney = keeps stuff kid friendly (but still some of the movies really do deal with heavy real-life matters like war or destruction of the environment! so it still stays very intellectually satisfying). 


Other shows to consider

Terror in Resonance: The designs are one foot in the moe and one in a more grounded style so it’s for you to decide if this sits right with you. There’s not really any fanservice except one scene where a female characters simply takes a bath, it’s not sexualized… but u can see the boobs so… yeaa be vary of that. But overall it’s a fast-paced mystery-driven show about serious matters such as terrorism, childhood trauma, how WWII affected the Japanese society and so on… Plus it has really really unique and great soundtrack! It ranges from fast-paced jazz to stuff resembling Sigur Ros… (and I love this character on the right so much > . <)


Hyouka

This is, a very chill show about a group of friends hanging out and solving small mysteries in their school and outside of it. The mysteries aren’t that important but still they got this kind-of Sherlockian vibe? (later on those books are referenced just as Christie’s). The mysteries are fun but most of all it’s about watching these high schoolers grow as people. I mean that’s not the most ambitious premise but trust me, this is incredibly pleasant to watch, it always made me feel so relaxed, at ease. It’d say it’s quite beautiful! And yeah the design is meant to be cute and typical “anime style” but, uh, characters look their age (I suppose) so in my opinion that’s not moe.

One could argue they got just one “fanservice episode” but I personally disagree - I mean if just simply showing characters going to a swimming pool and one wearing bikini… and the guy who has a crush on her getting subtly flustered at her getting close is fanservice??? then probably all of the healthy romance is. Idk to me it wasn’t over the top but very natual and tasteful. Plus this show isn’t romance focused - rather is centred strongly around friendship and opening to others.


Madoka Magica??? 

I’ve started this show recently, I’m 6 episodes in and so far there’s been no fanservice and I wouldn’t say the style is the typical “moe”(… but it kinda is… it’s complicated: character design is moe but how they are handled isn’t), esp if u take a look at how original the environment where the battles take place looks! 

Beware though - it can get pretty bloody and the show spirals into darkness further and further as it proceeds… straying continuously from the usual cutesy “magical girl anime” tone (=it’s not afraid to brutally kill off its characters)

decay

taken from the comic book series written by neil gaiman

  • “the price of wisdom is above rubies.”
  • “when do the nightmares slip out into the daylight?”
  • “it was a dark and stormy nightmare.”
  • “I left a monarch. yet I return alone…hungry.”
  • “never trust a [insert word here]. he has a hundred motives for anything he does - 99 of them, at least, malevolent.”
  • “I would have dreamed of you…if I could dream.”
  • “the real problem with stories: if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.”
  • “little ghost, get out of my way.”
  • “I’ve learned from my mistakes, but I’ve had more time to commit more mistakes.”
  • “I suppose there are worse endings.”
  • “it is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths no one else will speak.”
  • “I only have two kinds of dreams: the bad and the terrible.”
  • “the price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.”
  • “it’s part of growing up, I suppose. you always have to leave something behind you.”
  • “nobody looks up in the sky anymore.”
  • “everybody has a secret world inside of them.”
  • “it is sometimes a mistake to climb, it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt.”
  • “sometimes you wake up. sometimes the fall kills you. and sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
  • “without dreams, there could be no despair.”
  • “it is unwise to summon what you cannot dismiss.”
  • “never trust the storyteller. only trust the story.”
  • “destiny is blind.”
  • “remember how hard it was for me to leave, and that it was not your fault.”
  • “life, like time, is a journey through darkness.”
  • “I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments.”
  • “when something ends, there’s always something left over. a story, or a vision, or a hope.”
  • “I don’t recommend revenge. it tends to have repercussions.”
  • “honesty is a somewhat overrated virtue.”
  • “I suppose the point you grow up is the point you let the dreams go.”
  • “the things we do make echoes.”
  • “all journeys leave marks on us.”
  • “have you ever been in love? horrible, isn’t it? it makes you so vulnerable.”
  • “when there’s no hope, you might as well be dead.”
  • “they will haunt your sleep until you die.”
  • “everything changes, and nothing is truly lost.”

The red woman was all Selyse was not; young, full-bodied, and strangely beautiful, with her heart-shaped face, coppery hair, and unearthly red eyes. 

As ever, she wore red head to heel, a long loose gown of flowing silk as bright as fire, with dagged sleeves and deep slashes in the bodice that showed glimpses of a darker bloodred fabric beneath. Her hair was not the orange or strawberry color of common red-haired men, but a deep burnished copper that shone in the light of the torches. Men’s eyes that once found her did not quickly look away, not even a maester’s eyes.

Me: Welp, that’s the last episode of the show! Again. Now that I’ve finished my rewatch maybe I can start on that other thing–

My ADHD brain: watch it again

Me: I mean sure but I’ve already seen every episode three times now and there’s this show I’ve been trying to watch for a couple months–

ADHD: no, watch it again, I like it

Me: … a’ight, I guess I could go for another rewatch.

the lord of bluejays

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Brannyn Lavellan, post-Trespasser… waiting to see his vhenan after far too long apart. 

“Oh, it absolutely breaks my heart to see such a handsome man drinking alone… and all because of me. Tell me, how can I make my way back into your good graces?”

“Mmm… Let’s start with making sure I don’t finish this drink alone… and then see where the evening takes us, shall we?”

“Oh, I have a few ideas on that particular topic… but first… Maker, it’s good to see you. It seems I’ve grown rather fond of you, Amatus.” 

“Ar lath ma, you ridiculous man.”

“I love you, too, incorrigible elf.”

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Caption These

Because I can’t think up a caption for them. Not a good one, at least. I had an idea but it’s all over the place and a mess. Anyways, these count as two edits. One more to go until I can be released from this hell. I mean, it’s not hell, but I am rushing like hell.

Unspoken

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Alright, this is my second (my apology gift, really, it’s over 5000 words of fluff) for Shay, in which I attempt to tackle one of her favorite tropes (characters A and B have to stay at a hotel and there’s only one room with one bed)

once again - thanks to @the-musical-alchemist​ for listening to me flip out about how to write this, I appreciate it always, Gio ;-;

I said it already, but I’ll say it again - Shay, you’re one of the greatest people I’ve ever met, simply because of who you are - you’re always kind, passionate, thoughtful, and are extremely talented and witty.  In short, you’re just incredibly wonderful.  Thank you so much for being you, and have the happiest birthday possible.  Hey, now you can rent a car and come visit me!!!


“Are you kidding me,” Roy grumbles, tightening his grasp on his small bag as he stomps his snow-packed boots on the porch of the building.  “Of course Grumman sends us to the most remote town, in the dead of winter, splits up our team, and gets us reservations in what has to be the absolute filthiest looking place I’ve ever seen.”

“Relax, sir,” Riza responds.  She flexes her frozen hands to try to regain feeling in her numb fingertips as she switches her bag from left to right.  “You’ve seen the rest of this town; the entire place just doesn’t have a lot of money.  I’m sure the inside is nicer.”

“Whatever you say, Captain,” he retorts.  Riza sighs at his snarky-tone, but doesn’t challenge him, knowing that the last thing that she needed was to argue with her superior officer when they were both cold, hungry, and exhausted.

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kids falling in love. a tiny ladrien doodle i did to wind down before bed. last day of finals tomorrow! I’m hyped for what the summer may bring! 

the signs and why they go to school
  • Aries: to make friends and connections that may be helpful in the future
  • Taurus: to have hours away from being with parents and take steps toward moving out
  • Gemini: to no longer see themselves as the black sheep of the family
  • Cancer: to get out of the house because they literally have nothing better to do
  • Leo: to be able to repay their parents for all of their investment in them
  • Virgo: to learn new things because they genuinely have a passion for education
  • Libra: to join a sports team, experience the feeling of camaraderie, and stay in shape
  • Scorpio: to prove wrong people who doubted them and underestimated their potential
  • Sagittarius: Nicki Minaj's motivational words
  • Capricorn: to receive satisfaction from getting good grades and strive for being among the top of their class
  • Aquarius: to become teachers themselves and influence future students' ways of thinking
  • Pisces: to get an education that will help them obtain a job in their ideal career
~Imperial Diaries~ Episode 13: Darth Vader Is Impressed

@animperialmarch Part 13. For once, Vader is happy with the Imperial officers’ progress. What can I say? It wouldn’t be an Imperial March without Lord Vader himself!


Cue Music: Three Little Birds - Bob Marley


Dear diary,

For once, I have a good feeling about this. It seems that fortune cookie I opened last week, foretelling great success awaiting me, was actually correct. Admiral Piett, General Veers, Captain Needa and the other officers under my command have all improved in their work tremendously! I can actually say the same for Admiral Ozzel, believe it or not!

An example of this was when a few ragtag smugglers attempted to attack the Avenger this morning.I happened to be on the ship at the time, it the reaction from my men upon noticing the ship was something I thought would never happen. Normally, they’d be panicking, running around and flailing their arms, yelling: “We’re gonna die!” 

This didn’t happen. Instead, Captain Needa - of all people - contacted the ship and said: “Hold you fire, Rebel scum!” “Or what?” Was the sarcastic reply. “Or you and your grease bucket of a ship will be blown away!” This time, it was Admiral Piett who spoke. Needa pressed a button and there was a loud whirring noise. “There’s no point in trying to escape.” He called. “You’re already caught in a tractor beam!”

The ship was pulled in. “Lord Vader, we’ve seized the Rebel ship, sir,” said Piett. “I will deal with these Rebels personally.” I said. Marching into the hangar with General Veers and some Stormtroopers, I watched as the ship doors opened. I had expected to see Rebel soldiers, but instead, a trio of Weequay smugglers emerged. 

Normally, General Veers would have stated the obvious by saying “Lord Vader, they’re only smugglers!” Instead, he said: “Shall I take them in for interrogation, Lord Vader?” “Yes, please do, General.” I said. “I will go with you; see if I can ‘squeeze’ any words from them.” With that, the smugglers were almost literally dragged away.

According to the smugglers, once they had both been interrogated (and terrified) they were unconnected to any Rebel cells. In fact, they claimed they had no knowledge of a rebellion. I found this to be a blatant lie for two reasons: One, they’d attacked an Imperial ship. Two: Upon inspecting their ship, General Veers reported seeing the Rebel Alliance symbol painted on the side of their hull. “Shall I terminate them, Lord Vader?” Enquired Veers.

I was in a rare good mood at this point, so I said: “Yes, Veers. Shoot to kill.” After that was all over, I made my way up to the bridge of the Avenger. Everyone stood stock still when I came in. “Gentlemen,” Said I. “I am most pleased with your success. This is literally the only time since the rise of the Empire when you have not disappointed me. Keep up the good work, men!” “Yes, Lord Vader!” They all saluted. I can’t believe this actually happened. They actually…did something! Let’s hope this continues - for their sakes!

Signed, Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader (D’oh, I keep writing that guy’s name!)


Oh God, today’s the day. The day I try to summarise ten weeks worth of work in a ten minute comic pitch for a professional comic book artist to judge, and my entire grade depends on it!

Currently running on no sleep, five cups of tea, and infinite anxiety so this should be awesome…

Originally posted by mtoenyes