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Reloaded I: 1,683,279 copies
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Total number of digital sales: 2,746,296 copies

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - Localisation, Online Demographic And Success In The West

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Localisation, Online Demographic And Success In The West

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A recent feature in online publication Venture Beat talks about Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate‘s success in the West and its journey through localisation. Since its launch one year ago today in the West, the title has become the fastest selling Monster Hunter game outside of Japan, with over 1 million copies shipped to retailers within two months of its release. The feature talks about the long…

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So the purpose of this meme is to give a little info on your muses without having to rely on others to fill your ask with meme questions. I know how disappointing it can be to come back to an empty ask so I wanted to create a meme that anyone and everyone can do (mun and muse).

The rules are simple, you do not need to be tagged to fill out the questions, but once you have you must reblog and tag 12 of your followers to spread the love. You can fill it out as many times as your heart desires (we all know muses can change with their character development.)

tagged by — @locked-and-forgotten

PLEASE COPY AND REPOST.

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?

   “ Masculinity. ” ( very typical vi-tan, very typical )

2. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE WORD?

  “ That would have to be… pegging. ”

3. WHAT TURNS YOU ON?

 “ Now, we’re getting into some really PERSONAL territory, huh? Mind you, there’s a lot that turns me on. But first and foremost, that would have to be submissiveness in girls… which I won’t bother dwelling even further upon. ”

4. WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?

    “ Nail-polish. Don’t know why - it just doesn’t arouse me as much as other guys. ”

5. WHAT SOUND DO YOU LOVE?

   “ Does silence count? Not like I don’t enjoy talking or whatever, but when it’s COMPLETELY quiet, I tend to relax. While there’s no sound interference whatsoever, I could just plug in my earphones && enjoy my music to the fullest.  ”

6. WHAT SOUND DO YOU HATE?

   “ The sound of chairs or tables scraping against the floor. ”

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CURSE WORD?

  “ I don’t swear as often anymore, but I find ‘ FUCK ’ to get the point across very well. As much as ‘ shoot ’, at least.  ”

8. WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOURS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?

“ Other than a librarian? Maybe a full time author… or a boxing champion. ”    

9. WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO?

“ Anything that has to do with cross-dressing. ”

10. IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR GOD(S) SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES?

   “ I don’t know. Probably nothing too serious, anyway. My death itself shouldn’t be such a grim affair, after all. ” 

      Bonus Questions

1. SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

“ …That some days, when I’m looking into the mirror, I don’t feel very manly. ”

2. SEXUAL PREFERENCE?

“ Heterosexual. Though I try keeping an open mind, guys… were never really that APPEALING to me, to begin with. The most I could do was fall in love with one, but even then, when it comes down to it, I can’t even bring myself to be… that intimate. ”

3. WHAT POSITION DO YOU SLEEP IN?

“ Usually on my side or back. ”

4. WHAT IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU…YOU HAD TO LOSE, JUST THIS ONE TIME?

“ I’m as STUBBORN as they come, so most likely, I will refuse to accept it. ”

5. GREATEST FEAR?

“ It’s very unlikely but… someone making me vulnerable enough to the point where I start crying in front of them. ”

6. IF YOU COULD LEAVE ONE THING TO BE REMEMBERED BY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

“ A number of published books… stories that will be considered literary masterpieces centuries from now. Of course, I can only dream. ”

7. WHAT’S YOUR MIDDLE NAME?

“ Unlike Christopher, I never had one. ”

Tag: @cpdelinquents ; @motherfuckingharweyassassin ; @penumbrx ; @viitrus ; @iiimpetus ; @youngestsakamaki ; @iilta ; @twobasstards  @urabiti ; @kizamistake ; @theylivedlikeyoungods ; @bokesu

So the purpose of this meme is to give a little info on your muses without having to rely on others to fill your ask with meme questions. I know how disappointing it can be to come back to an empty ask so I wanted to create a meme that anyone and everyone can do (mun and muse).

The rules are simple, you do not need to be tagged to fill out the questions, but once you have you must reblog and tag 12 of your followers to spread the love. You can fill it out as many times as your heart desires (we all know muses can change with their character development.)

tagged by — @motherfuckingprincessofcolchis

PLEASE COPY AND REPOST.

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?

FATHER!

2. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE WORD?

Girl.”

> And Father.

3. WHAT TURNS YOU ON?

Achieving victory and honor.

>Winning. Despite her doing sneak attacks.

4. WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?

Losing.”

5. WHAT SOUND DO YOU LOVE?

The sound of victory as swords clash!

> And the sound of her Father.

6. WHAT SOUND DO YOU HATE?

“I have none!

> The sound of her Father, and the boos of losing.

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CURSE WORD?

Damn you!

8. WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOURS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?

Being King!!!!

> She’s only the Knight of Treachery and the former Knight of the Round Table. King is also her goal.

9. WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO?

……Anything that females usually do.

10. IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR GOD(S) SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES?

No point. I’m a servant…I’ll be stuck in an endless cycle.

    Bonus Questions

1. SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

My obsession with my Father! Despite saying I hate and despise my Father!

2. SEXUAL PREFERENCE?

What makes you think I’ll tell you?

3. WHAT POSITION DO YOU SLEEP IN?

Face up.

4. WHAT IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU…YOU HAD TO LOSE, JUST THIS ONE TIME?

I’d kill them! I rather die then to achieve defeat!

5. GREATEST FEAR?

Losing to Father once again!!

6. IF YOU COULD LEAVE ONE THING TO BE REMEMBERED BY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’m remembered as the Knight of Treachery, but if this is something else. I want my Father to look at me for once.”

> Since her Father is in Avalon, at least she want her to be remembered by her Father.

7. WHAT’S YOUR MIDDLE NAME?

None.

Tag: @motherfuckinggloriousconqueror @motherfuckingpinnacleplaywright @motherfuckinghomunculusmother @motherfreakingassassinofblack @motherfuckingsakurasaber @lapatem @motherfuckingredsaber @avalonsgrace @eorlic @graineilcu @motherfuckingprincessofknights @motherfuckingprinceofmacedonia

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Sketchbook Number One - - - Monsterkind Book One PDF

Hey, tumblr. I’ve got a bit of an emergency going on, and would really appreciate it if you’d consider heading over to my itch.io page and grab a copy of Sketchbook #1 and/or the Monsterkind Book One PDF! They are only $5 each (or more if you’re feeling generous)!

My phone broke this morning, and I need to replace it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I’m running extremely low on extra funds after having to replace my car last month, so it’d be a huge, huge help if you bought something from me!

If you’re feeling generous, but already have the sketchbook/Monsterkind PDF, here’s a link to my Paypal donation page

I would highly encourage people to buy from my itch.io because getting money for free never feels too great (also you can send the thing you buy to a friend/loved one if you already have it! Bonus!).

If you can’t buy/donate, spreading this post is just as helpful!

Thanks so much for reading!

LIMITED TIME OFFER: POSES FOR ARTISTS: Vol. 1

300-pages of poses

Purchase the “Christmas” edition here, LINK, and receive a free-copy of Vol. 1, when it is released, in February!

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Fund-Raising via e-books is one of the few way artists can support each other. Please, consider purchasing one and supporting the work we do here on @posereference.

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Futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a small squad of young gifted aviators who are forced to become earth’s last line of defense.

Not mine but wanted to support other black folks creating.

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Hey - just taking a moment to help Vivid get the word out about this contest they’re holding.  They’re giving away 500 Dreamkeepers books to the winners, and participating is just about as easy as pie. Given the quality of the art, the storytelling and the books themselves, it’s more than worth the effort required.
Here are the rules.

Dave and Liz (of Vivid) are independent creators and publishers who are incredibly dedicated to this comic of theirs…and it shows.  If you aren’t familiar with Dreamkeepers already, well, this is one way to find out about it and earn a free copy of Book 1.

Ketika Ilmu Menjadi Tak Lagi Berharga

Oleh: Ust. Khairul Ihsan bin Sumadi

Yang dimiliki hanya sebatas:

1. Copy-paste
2. Pernah tahu
3. Pernah baca
4. Pernah dengar
5. Kata ustadz fulan kayaknya

Namun sudah lihai banget meracik, menjawab dan berfatwa untuk segala problematika ummat.

Yang dimiliki mungkin hanya sekadar:

1. Pernah belajar (otodidak)
2. Pernah bermajlis dengan ustadz fulan
3. Pernah tanya langsung ke ustadz fulan
4. Punya nomer ustadz fulan

Namun sudah (bi lisaanil haal) merasa paling mumpuni di bidangnya bahkan mengklaim sebagai ahli.

Kisah 1

Dalam sebuah perjalanan dari kota J ke kota B, seorang Syaikh asyik ngobrol dan banyak bertanya kepada seorang murid yang bersebelahan duduk dengannya.

Setiap Syaikh bertanya kepada murid, si murid hanya berkata, “Laa adrii.” (Saya ga tau). Hingga sekian banyak pertanyaan, si murid tetap berkata, “Laa adrii” sampai dia merasa malu sendiri dan serba salah atas jawabannya.

Lantas Syaikh bertanya, “Wahai fulan, mengapa kau hanya menjawab dengan “Laa adrii, laa adri, dan laa adrii?”

Si murid menjawab, “Karena saya takut mengatakan yang aku tidak ketahui dengan baik.”

Syaikh berkata lagi, “Namun ini hanya perkara sederhana dan bukan masalah agama?”

Si murid menjawab, “Sungguh tak ada gunung kecuali dengan butiran kerikil.”

Syaikh berkata, “Shodaqta (Kamu benar)”

Kisah 2

Seorang bapak yang merupakan ustadz di kampungnya sering bertanya tentang permasalahan dan pertanyaan ummat yang sedang dihadapinya. Ia bertanya kepada anaknya sendiri yang sedang menjalani dan melanjutkan pendidikan agamanya di salah satu pesantren mahasiswa di Jakarta. Sungguh, setiap hari sang bapak menelepon anaknya hanya untuk bertanya masalah-masalah yang sangat sederhana. Tentang sholat jama’ qoshor, sholat jenazah, puasa, zakat dan lain sebagainya yang setiap orang sangat mungkin berfatwa pada permasalahan tersebut.

Namun tidak bagi si anak, karena dia tahu betul sesederhana yang dilontarkan bapaknya melalui setiap pertanyaan, kandungannya sangatlah spesifik dan terperinci serta takkan bisa dijawab kecuali dengan penjelasan para masyayikh atau buku-buku syuruhat hadits dan fiqih dan atau ijtihadnya sendiri. Padahal si anak sangat takut berijtihad. Namun dia tak cukup ilmu untuk menguasai permasalahan itu.

Maka jawaban baku si anak adalah,  "Laa adrii…”

Dengan kecewa sang bapak berujar kepada anaknya, “Kau yang dijadikan “rujukan” buat permasalahan dan pertanyaan ummat yang bapak hadapi, kok malah laa adri?”

Anak menjawab, “Saya takut ummat mengambil dariku namun ternyata aku salah, maka kesalahan mereka adalah karena aku.”

Fenomena Ilmu Medsos

Ada sebuah perumpamaan Arab yang berbunyi,

كل شيء إذا كثر رخص إلا الأدب

“Setiap sesuatu, jika dia sudah banyak maka akan menjadi murah, kecuali adab/akhlak.”

Beranjak dari perumpamaan di atas, kadang saya bertanya apakah mungkin ilmu juga akan menjadi murah dan tidak berharga?

Jawabannya : Iya…

Maka saya akan mencoba merinci ini atas pengalaman dan pemantauan pribadi:

1. Jika ada ilmu baik ayat, hadits, perkataan ulama, hikmah atau lainnya, maka kebanyakan yang kita lakukan hanya sekadar membacanya, bahkan sekilas cepat saja. (Dan tolong kabarkan pada saya jika ada yang mau menghafalnya atau mencatatnya -kecuali jika dibutuhkan-)

2. Jika kebetulan tidak sempat membaca, maka yang kita lakukan adalah save dulu, copy-paste dulu, di-like dulu, di-share dulu, atau tinggalkan komentar titik (.) dan bla bla lainnya. Berharap bisa membacanya di lain waktu senggang

3. Faktanya, apa yang diharapkan pada nomor 2 di atas tidak pernah kesampaian karena sudah begitu banyak yang di-like, di-share, di-copas, dan di-save. Akhirnya bingung milihnya dan mau baca yang mana dulu.

4. Dengan dalih,

من دل على خير atau بلغوا عني ولو آية
Hadits : “Siapa yang menunjukkan pada kebaikan…”
Atau hadits : "Sampaikanlah dariku walau hanya satu ayat.”

Kemudian setiap orang melampaui kapasitas dirinya yang semestinya. Itu akibat tindakan dan sikap manusia kepadanya yang memandang dan menempatkannya pada tempat yang tak semestinya, sehingga tempat yang disuguhkan kepadanya menggiurkan dan membutakannya. Jadilah dia melampaui batas. (Artikel terkait: “Kismis Sebelum Anggur”)

5. Tak ada lagi penghormatan dan penghargaan kepada ustadz dan para penuntut ilmu

(Nah untuk nomor 5 ini merupakan teguran keras buat kita para penuntut ilmu, Karena penuntut ilmu sejati akan Allah jamin kemuliannya, lihat QS. Al-Mujadalah: 11)

Dan mari kita simak syair berikut,

ﻳَﻈُﻦَّ ﺍﻟﻐَﻤْﺮُ ﺃَﻥَّ ﺍﻟﻜُﺘُﺐَ ﺗَﻬْﺪِﻱ ﺃَﺧَﺎ ﻓَﻬْﻢٍ ﻹِﺩْﺭَﺍﻙِ ﺍﻟﻌُﻠُﻮْﻡِ

Anak muda mengira bahwa buku membimbing orang yang mau memahami untuk mendapatkan ilmu

ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻳَﺪْﺭِﻱ ﺍﻟﺠَﻬُﻮْﻝُ ﺑِﺄَﻥَّ ﻓِﻴْﻬَﺎ ﻏَﻮَﺍﻣِﺾَ ﺣَﻴَّﺮَﺕْ ﻋَﻘْﻞَ ﺍﻟﻔَﻬِﻴْﻢِ

Namun orang bodoh tidak mengetahui bahwa di dalamnya terdapat kesulitan yang membingungkan akal orang

ﺇِﺫَﺍ ﺭُﻣْﺖَ ﺍﻟﻌُﻠُﻮْﻡَ ﺑِﻐَﻴْﺮِ ﺷَﻴْﺦٍ ﺿَﻠَﻠْﺖَ ﻋَﻦِ اﻟﺼِّﺮَﺍﻁِ ﺍﻟﻤُﺴْﺘَﻘِﻴﻢْ

Maka jika kamu menginginkan ilmu tanpa syaikh (guru), niscaya kamu tersesat dari jalan yang lurus

ﻭَﺗَﻠْﺘَﺒِﺲُ ﺍﻷُﻣُﻮْﺭُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ ﺣَﺘَّﻰ ﺗَﺼِﻴْﺮَ ﺃَﺿَﻞَّ ﻣِﻦْ ﺗُﻮْﻣَﺎ ﺍﻟﺤَﻜِﻴْﻢِ

Sebab perkara-perkara menjadi rancu atasmu sehingga kamu lebih tersesat daripada Tuma al-Hakim

*Catatan: Tuuma al-hakiim merupakan contoh dalam kebodohan.
Dahulu ada seseorang bernama Tuuma.Al-Hakiim yang mendapat warisan buku-buku bapaknya yang seorang dokter, kemudian buku-buku tersebut itu ia baca dan ada satu bacaan  yang berbunyi ﺍﻟﺤﺒﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻮﺩﺍﺀ ﺩﻭﺍﺀ ﻟﻜﻞ ﺩﺍﺀ “Habbat sauda adalah obat segala penyakit.” Tetapi dalam naskah buku ada kesalahan harusnya ﺍﻟﺤﺒﺔ (biji) tertulis menjadi ﺍﻟﺤﻴﺔ (ular kecil). Ia tidak tahu (dan tidak bertanya), akhirnya dia mengobati dengan ular kecil hitam yang membuat banyak orang meninggal dunia. Ia pun menjadi contoh dalam kebodohan bahwa ilmu tak cukup didapat hanya membaca dari buku saja.

Wallaahu a’lam.

when the world was a little simpler and troubles could be buried in the garden.

rosemary: remembrance

forget-me-not: forget me not

pink rose: appreciation, gratitude

daisy: innocence

celandine: joys to come

purple coneflower: strength and health

daffodil: new beginnings

periwinkle: tender recollections

LIMITED TIME OFFER: POSES FOR ARTISTS: Vol. 1

300-pages of poses

Purchase the “Christmas” edition here,

LINK

, and receive a free-copy of Vol. 1, when it is released, in February!

Details on Gumroad…follow the link.

Fund-Raising via e-books is one of the few way artists can support each other. Please, consider purchasing one and supporting the work we do here on @posereference.

Other ways to support the blog?
- re-blog
- share your art that was inspired by PoseRef
- keep sending your suggestions
- become a patron via Patreon
-
Join-us on our LiveStream, become part of the conversation.

Thanks for watching and KEEP DRAWING!!

- JUSTIN

I don’t really want to hate on AKF because I’d like to believe it was done with the best of intentions, but honestly? You Are Not Alone is infinitely more proactive, and though I refuse to bash Jared or his campaign, I’ve always felt a bit put off by the whole thing. Something about it feels very commercialized and for the longest time I was super unclear about what exactly the campaign was doing to aid depression besides “starting conversations”. It’s stupid to say Misha and Jensen are “copying” him, as

1) Misha’s been doing tshirt campaigns far longer than Jared has
2) No one person has a monopoly on charitable work
3) The concept is entirely different and more productive in its execution, and
4) If you’re seriously pissed off at people for making a valid attempt to aid widespread and serious mental illnesses, then check your priorities