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Ai Yazawa End-of-Book Notes 1-21

So at the end of every volume of NANA, Ai Yazawa has a brief paragraph about the manga or just some introspection about her life. They give great insight into the series and I think only a few are found on the scans of NANA online, so I thought I’d share them all!

Volume 1

The creator, Ai Yazawa, told us, “I created this story so that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone and, at the same time, have a complete ending that could be connected to an ongoing series.  I hope you’ll look forward to the future of the two Nanas!”

Volume 2

A note from Ai Yazawa: “I had thought that if the two Nanas met each other, they would probably be constantly fighting, but they seem oddly friendly.  What’s up with that?!  It’s one of me (not so) seven wonders (ha-ha).”

Volume 3

Since childhood, the artists I’ve looked up to haven’t been writers and illustrators, but mostly musicians.  Music provides me the most emotional effect and excitement.  If there was no music, I don’t think my creative juices would boil.  Music is that important to my life.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 4

I realized one day that there are hit songs with the same names as the main female characters, NANA, JUNKO, and SACHIKO (the kanji for JUNKO is different, though).  It’s not that big a deal, but I sometimes just hum the melodies longingly.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 5

In the initial drafts, Nana’s band was a rockabilly band like the Stray Cats.  But due to various circumstances, I didn’t keep it that way.  But if they were rockabilly, Ren, Nobu and Shin would have had pompadours.  And Yasu too?

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 6

When I was a child, I used to take piano lessons.  Even after I stopped taking lessons, I bought sheet music I liked and continued playing.  I’ve had my hands full for several years now, but one of these days I’d like to learn how to play jazz piano, which I’ve wanted to do for years now.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 7

I had an opportunity to interview a group of professional musicians.  I showered them with questions, but they answered willingly, and it was very helpful.  I was having problems balancing the fictional world of manga-like simplicity and gorgeousness with a sense of reality.  But I realized again that what’s important is the humanity of the characters.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 8

When I was in high school, there was a cool girl in my class who was a lone wolf.  I was really into a foreign New Romantic-type band then, and when she asked me one day, “Do you want to go to their concert together?” I was overwhelmed.  My heart fluttered more than when I was with my boyfriend (☺).  Have you had a Hachiko experience like that?  - Ai Yazawa

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Wip - stuff

Poked at the mesh some more and ended up with moving some stuff around on the uvmap. Gave it a 3rd channel, but that made the overlay preset not look so good. Wasn’t really a fan of that anyways. (I like coloring things myself) So….Onto doing the flipped version. Idk, it functions and looks okay, but sims climbing the walls….Idk. *scampers off to read some modding tutorials*

Still have some other stuff I need to finish from last year and release them - the chip bag and the limbo bar. Would be good for Summer coming up. Dag Dag…

anonymous asked:

I don' like when my cat brudder try to play, but I still worries about him. He go outside. Mom says am "indoor cat", so I never go outsides. Outsides are scary, specially at nighttime! So's I try to tell mom Toby (cat brudder) is still outsides. Rub round her, when she try pet me, GRAB her finger, make BIG cry like "MROWROWmowmowmwowmow" when I barely ever talk at all. I save cat brudder from outside!


There was a very brief frame in this scene where Bertolt looks at Reiner with the most worried expression; and checking the manga, I can’t find a similarly drawn panel, so this is anime only content.

But I can’t stop thinking about it because it’s clear that Bertolt cares about Reiner so much ;-;

Last night I was part of a panel discussion on social media and the dangers posed to children and teens.

I heard from parents who are concerned about losing their teens to the screen-driven world and are struggling with the decision to allow them to use social media.

As to be expected, I left the talk feeling a mixture of worry, constriction, and sadness over the state of the world and the imminent threats that await our children.

Today, I was at another event and had the pleasure of listening to several presentations made by elementary, junior high, and high school students on famous Muslim leaders.

Throughout the day I had conversations with a few of the moms about random topics, but my lengthiest exchange was with a remarkably mature and precocious 15 year old. She was so bright and ambitious, and self-aware, ma sha Allah tabarak Allah. We had such a healthy exchange and she had so many wonderful reflections that at times I had to remind myself that she was less than half my age! May Allah (swt) reward her parents for all of their efforts and bless their daughter and all of their children with continued success. Ameen wa ajmaeen.

I left the program with hope restored. I realized that despite all the external dangers out there, and all the traps and plots of shaitan, the greatest defense we have for ourselves and our children is creating homes built with love and a healthy supply of validation, both of which require our UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND PRESENCE.

Children, especially teens, need to know they’re visible, they’re heard, they’re important. When we give them this throughout their lives and remind them every step of the way that they not only matter to us but they matter to the Lord of the Universe who created them, then in sha Allah they will not look for validation, visibility, and self-worth elsewhere. Social media will lose its power; it will no longer be a drug they can’t wean themselves from, but will be just another distraction, another form of media in circulation.

So let us stop talking to our teens through closed doors and screens, and let us look at them ardently, listen to them intently, and love them without hesitation.

—  Hosai Mojadiddi

i wish more people knew about remax’s electronics and mobile accessories because honestly i have not even touched the bigger brands since finding their stuff.

their construction and quality and attention to detail is superior by far to anything i’ve seen from sony or apple for similar prices. i have a 10,000 mAh power bank, two sets of wired earbuds with mics, and several usb cables from them and they’ve all served me incredibly well - not to mention they frankly look and feel ten times better than the big brand stuff, right down to packaging and presentation. just look at this

i have these and they cost me 390 thai baht - a little over 11 USD. i’m not exactly a careful user, but even so my last earbuds from these guys lasted me a year before one side started giving out, and that was with daily rough use and hours upon hours of skype calls

it’s a little depressing that people don’t give this company a chance because “lol cheap chinese stuff” like… the “cheap chinese stuff” is currently outperforming everything in its bracket so do your wallets a favor. im not sure where youd find them in stores in the west but you can get their stuff on amazon

anonymous asked:

The anon who started of with "Chen you're a cancer!" Had me worried for a second because I didn't realize it was about your sign and not an insult so I was ready to fight some one for a second lol (i'm a cancer too)

LMAOOOO YES A CRAB FRIEND… omg our sign has such an… unfortunately confusing name without context smh… you’re so CUTE YOU DONT HAVE TO DEFEND ME IM CRYING i wanna pick you up and buy you a donut smh

(v)(^__^)(v) (v)(^__^)(v) there’s me and u we’re crabs

anonymous asked:

Hello, I was wondering if you'd be able to write a 3848 fic, somewhere alongs the lines of the two realizing they have feelings for eachother? Thanks! :)

if you were looking for more feelings, then don’t worry, I have a longer fic with feelings in the works of these idiots, but in the meantime, here’s a combo of your prompt and CJ’s rude attack on me:

@duncanjameskeith: write me something about hartzy smooching on those tats 👀

Ryan hasn’t been able to take his eyes off of it. The way the numbers bend every time Vinnie moves, how their splayed over his ribs, how they trail down to his waist.

“Ryan!” Nick yells before snapping his fingers in Ryan’s face. He tears his eyes away from Vinnie’s tattoo and looks up to see Nick hovering near his locker.

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anonymous asked:

Omg I just saw your post about being a disappointment :O Dee,are you okay? I literally got scared,I want you to be happy all the time,even tho I know that sadly isn't the possible case but arghhh I just am so sad to know you're feeling that way :(( Hope you get soon better and realise you're not a disappointment it's just your mind telling you things <3

I’m fine, boo, thanks for asking! Don’t worry, I just had a bad day :* Thank you for being nice!!

anonymous asked:

hi! I was thinking of experimenting with a scrying mirror, I was wondering if anyone had experience with this, I'm curious about the way to do it, what have your experiences been with this, and if you've ever had scary experiences with it. please help! and sorry about the spelling errors, English is not my first language :) blessed be

I have wanted to make a scrying mirror but I have not actually gone out and done so yet so I do not have any experiences. If you are worried about having any bad experiences I would suggest Cleansing/Warding the area you’d like to work in (As well as yourself too!) Those two links should have resources to fit your needs!

I do have a few resources on how to make scrying mirrors though!!





And a guide on what things symbolize

Thanks for sending this in!

magpie-song  asked:

Crap, I'm just spamming/stalking you now, honestly.... I ALSO FORGOT TO SAY. Randomly. I am still fairly *new* to the fandom. I don't have open dialogue with a lot of individuals so not a lot of personal hc sharing of ME or DA, not much freaking out over ships or characters, not much dialogue. So if you ever feel like you're a bit isolated in the fandom and want to spam me with random stuff about it. Legit. Send it to me. DROWN ME IN IT. ok i got too weird bye now

Lmao don’t worry! I like asks. :) Oh cool well I’ll def message you sometime and we can chat about ME or DA. Also I will try to post more DA stuff. Got all these screenshots doing nothing haha. Get ready for some Alistair spamming!!! :D Also Norua. My looooves. <3

lowbloodkiwi  asked:

Thats... Weird... I almost did the same thing and wouldn't have gotten up to eat had a friend not blown up my phone... Now its really late and I can't sleep- But I'm glad I didnt miss it!

That’s so weird!

I got up to go to classes and tried to drag myself into work but my boss told me not to worry about it. I did get up later to ghostwrite for a few hours. But overall I just slept and worked. Ate nothing. It was a crazy day. I feel a lot more normal today though, and I hope you do too!

Shout out to Sem.

Hey Sem……whoever you are I hope that you have found your happiness with someone. I’m sorry I couldn’t return your feelings. I sometimes wonder if you’re still around or not….. I hope you see this and know I wish you well. I was thinking about you since you seem to not be around. I got worried and so I’m saying in this post: Please be well friend.

anonymous asked:

"Why didn't they vlive their sex," bitch you disgust me too, I'm over here trying to stay in my lane aND LOOK WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME. 😂 nah but seriously I think that other anon needs to take a joke, I can't imagine how uptight they must actually be. Anyone who can't appreciate some good vkook needs to make a doctors appointment ASAP. You keep doing you, those faceless anons will sadly always be there, but don't forget about the ones who really matter. ❤️


nah boo i aint even worried about the anon, i know i got amazing people like you on deck so im happy! 


Thomas: You know what?! The hell with it! Kali, why don’t you come with us?
  Kali eyed Thomas uncomfortably. 
Kali: Oh uh…well I don’t–
Thomas: Oh are you worried about what Hana might think? Who cares, I pay for everything and I say, you’re invited! Let Arun know and we’ll pick you up on the way. It’s already in a couple days, so I suggest getting your stuff asap. 

 He turned to look at bones. 
 Julie was pleading in her mind.
Julie: No Thomas, please don’t, I know you, but don’t. 
Thomas: Bones?! You too! Come on, we’re all family here. I love you guys! You know, especially Kali. Sorry Bones. 
  Kali gave out a soft laugh. 
Kali: Oh…I-
Hana: Thomas.
  She gave him a stern look. 

Thomas: Okay, okay sorry guys. I get too carried away, but when I see good people, I see good people! And you two are more than perfect for my girls. Honestly these two right here..
  He pointed at Hana and Julie.
Thomas: ..These two are my world

  Bones chuckled. 
Bones: Well I’m glad Thomas. I’m glad that Julie is so loved here. 
Thomas: Nothin’ but love in Thomas’s house! 
  Hana sighed. 
Hana: I’m sorry Kali. 
  Kali laughed. 
Kali: Actually, I’m with Bones. You two are super lucky you have Thomas. Well, I guess lucky you have each other. Your family is just, so….lovely.
Thomas: See what did I tell you. I love Kali! 
  Ulrike grabbed him.
Ulrike: Babe okay, that’s enough. I think you’re embarrassing them in front of their people. 
Hana and Julie: We’re use to it.