First skeleton treasure I want to share is a gift from the incredible @yesyooduck
This calendar was preorder only, but yoo (who didn’t even have a table at the show) was so kind to bring me one. I got to high five them!!! That was my #1 goal and I’m still reeling that it came true. I high fived @yesyooduck😭😭😭😭
The calendar itself is gorgeous, my favourite page is just the big blank that says “on vacation” ^____^ the months loosely follow the order of scenes from the game.
Something I really love from Haikyuu is the amount of small details in the animation that weren’t really that necessary. Details that probably don’t even appear in the manga at all. The small gestures, both in the faces and the bodies of the characters. Small actions that add nothing to the plot but that add an interesting layer to the animation and the story.
I mean things like this:
There really was no reason to animate the gets his bag with such beauty and fluidity, but it is there and it’s gorgeous.
Just an example of the many scenes I’ve seen in which, when a character in front is doing something, there are also characters in the background actually moving and doing stuff. Here it is a meaningful action (although it could have been skipped) but many times I find characters in the background moving when there is no real need to animate them.
Haikyuu is full of these moments and as a person who had always watched rather low quality anime in the past, finding this treasure makes me feel so grateful. I could find many more examples, but I’m sure you get the point.
So I’m referencing @su-momswap-su-theories Pink Diamond Speculation/Theory about when Blue Diamond says the line “This is all we have left of her” and how it could be in a literal sense. Su-momswap brought up a good question.
“ Where are her shards!?! KOREA!?!”
No not quite that far.
I’m just spitballing here but remember Steven has yet to open the treasure chest.
My fave post right now with people “trying"to boycott Hamilton .
“I will not be seeing Hamilton because it’s too political now.”
A show about the beginnings of our nation, told in the eyes of the first U.S treasurer,a poor immigrant who climb his way to the top. Who didn’t mind telling his views on everything.Who made enemies with every founding father besides Washington. Who made a secret deal with Jefferson to get his debt plan though. Who didn’t mind dissing own members of his political party. Who had the first sex scandal by telling on his own damn self. Who got shot by his friendemeny because he wouldn’t support him in his bid for president…
Oh y'all though it was just a show with catchy raps,songs ,and cute dance numbers??
IN TOUKO’S CHARACTER BIO THERE IS NOT ONE MENTION OF TOGAMI
Fukawa Touko/Genocider Sho Former SHSL Literary Girl/Murderer
“Former SHSL Literary Girl and trainee of the Future Foundation. Currently in the devastated Touwa City with Naegi Komaru,struggling to suppress the riots. She has multiple personalities, and within her resides the killer, Genocider Sho. Though Fukawa and Sho don’t share memories,they do share feelings, and they treasure their first ever friend, Komaru, very much.” /x/
NOT A SINGLE FUCKING MENTION FOR ONCE, BUT
Though Fukawa and Sho don’t share memories,they do share feelings, and they treasure their first ever friend, Komaru, very much.
IT ONLY MENTIONS HOW MUCH SHE CARES ABOUT KOMARU
LOOK AT THAT SMILE!!!!!
touko is so precious and it makes me really happy to not only see her again but to see what a positive influence komaru has been in her life and how much happier she is. i’m so glad she has someone to rely on and cherish besides her crush who treats her so awfully. i’m so glad touko is happy and well
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Review: Episode 16 (Finale)
That was the most perfect ending to the most perfect drama. Major congratulations to the actors, staff, and crew for portraying such a wonderful story in such an organic way. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo may have been one of the most underrated dramas of 2016-2017, but it was honestly one of the few dramas I’ve wholeheartedly enjoyed from beginning to end.
This drama perfectly described the growing pains of youth. It taught us to value our friends and our relationships with our teachers, showed us that it’s okay drop everything and put yourself first, to treasure our parents, and to ask for and receive help from others. We saw the all the innocence and insecurities that come with finding your first love, saw how your friends can be there through thick and thin, and how easily and naturally you can fall for your best friend. It was a classic coming-of-age drama and I can’t rave about it enough.
Bok Joo/Joon Hyung: Look how far they’ve come! Bok Joo went from juggling her passion for weightlifting, falling in love for the first time, and being concerned about her femininity to joining the national team and winning, getting a (handsome) boyfriend, and learning that you can be feminine and a weightlifter. Joon Hyung (aka the most perfect kdrama guy to ever exist) went from battling his trauma and his relationship with his mother to overcoming them and falling for his best friend and making the national team. And he did it all with a smile on his face. The fact they talked about getting married at the end made me squeal, how adorable. I’ve laughed more than cried with these two and this couple and the word “chubs” will definitely hold a special place in my heart. 💞 Major props to Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung for a fantastic performance; I honestly think the fact that they’re so close in real life played a huge role in how natural their chemistry was on screen—especially in regards to the skinship.
Secondary Characters: For me, the secondary characters can sometimes make or break a drama. The parents/uncle (Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s), Nan Hee, Seon Ok, Tae Kwon, Shi Ho, Bok Joo’s coaches, Jae Yi and even Dr. Go, they were all such good characters. They all had such good and unique personalities and I enjoyed their antics and screen-time so much (especially Nan Hee, Seon OK and Tae Kwon)! It’s so rare to find a drama in which you enjoy nearly all the characters. And I know that Shi Ho was rough at first, but she wasn’t an a bad character; I quite liked her. They did so well in acknowledging mental health issues and how to seek help with her storyline. Also, I loved that Seon Ok and Tae Kwon were being all flirty at the end, I shipped it haha.
Pros: The writing is on point and the actors gave brilliant performances. The themes of friendship, youth, athleticism, and love (romantic and familial) are ever-present and portrayed realistically. The drama is not afraid to discuss mental illness and how one can approach getting help in a healthy way. It balances romance, comedy, and friendship perfectly; if I have to grade this drama, it’d be an A+.
Con: Hiring a model to portray a weightlifter in a drama based on an Olympic gold-medalist who looks nothing like her in body shape or size wasn’t appropriate, but it honestly didn’t bother me at all after the first episode because I think Lee Sung Kyung did brilliantly in this role. Plot wise, I don’t get why they rushed through Joon Hyung’s trauma and the back story of his relationship with his birth mother. I thought that they could have expanded on that a little bit more. Also, I thought it was kinda awkward that Coach Choi ended up with Professor Yoon and not Bok Joo’s uncle. Other than these very minor and inconsequential complaints, I thought this drama was perfect.
Drop an ask if you wanna discuss. I’ll definitely miss this drama. (Reviews Episode: 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 )
”Everyone has a youth. A time that’s more beautiful because it’s awkward and clumsy, a time that shines brilliantly. A time when you’re not afraid of anything because you have nothing to lose, and a time when you’re excited because you can have anything, everything. That’s now, age 24, my youth. Although I’m still uneasy and nervous, I’m perfect without needing anything else.” -Kim Bok Joo
i want a thread / plot where sanji’s still living with his biological family in a modern verse so that while the vinsmokes are visiting some other country, he meets a common girl and gets so swept up in a cliche romance with her that he forgets he’s higher class until he has to leave to return to france
I have been searching my entire life. And for years now, I thought it was the tomb. The tomb. When I find the tomb I will feel complete. I will be Howard Carter. But I’ve found it. Standing there that first night…surrounded by treasure…so much beauty. The only thing I wanted to look at was you.
Matters: Anthropologist, chemist, author, actor and civil rights
activist Eslanda Goode Robeson was born on December 15, 1895.
Eslanda Cardozo Goode was born in Washington, DC. Her paternal
great-grandfather was a Sephardic Jew whose family was expelled from
Spain in the 17th century.Her grandfather was Francis Lewis Cardozo, the
first Black treasurer of South Carolina. Her father, John Goode,
was a law clerk in the War Department who later finished his law degree
at Howard University. Eslanda had two older brothers, John Jr. and
Francis. She attended the University of Illinois and later graduated
from Columbia University in New York with a B. S. degree in chemistry.
When then she started to work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, she
soon became the head histological chemist of Surgical Pathology, the
first Black to hold such a position.
In 1920, Paul Robeson and
Eslanda attended summer school at Columbia. One year later they married.
Eslanda gave up her intentions to study medicine and supported her
husband as his business manager. Eslanda worked at the hospital until
1925, when the career of her husband took more and more of her time. She
spent time between Harlem, London and France in the following years.
The only child of the Robesons, Paul Jr, “Pauli” was born on November
2, 1927; Robeson was on a tour in Europe at that time. The marriage was
strained and Eslanda suffered under the affairs of her husband.
Robeson’s long-term liaison with Yolanda Jackson almost broke up the
marriage, and Eslanda even agreed to a divorce at a time. Yet, despite
all the setbacks and separations, the marriage endured as each of the
two had needs that only the other could fill. Eslanda chose to “rise
above Paul’s affairs,” but to stay married to him and pursue her own
In 1930, Eslanda published her first book, a biography
of her husband: “Paul Robeson, Negro.” In 1931, the couple were living
in London and became more estranged. Eslanda resumed her own career,
taking acting parts in three movies over the next couple of years. She
enrolled at the London School of Economics for anthropology and
graduated in 1937. In England, she learned more about Africa. She made
the first of three journeys to the continent, touring South and East
Africa with her son in 1936.
With the signs of war imminent in
Europe, the Robesons moved back to Harlem in 1938. Three years later,
they moved to Enfield, Connecticut, to their estate, “The Beeches.”
Eslanda earned her Ph.D. at the Hartford Seminary in 1946. Using her
diary notes of her Africa trip, she completed her second book, “African
Journey,” the same year. The book was unusual, as few books in those
days dealt with Africa in the first place, and her perspective, as an
African American woman, on women in black Africa was unique. The book’s
publication was endorsed by Pearl Buck, whose husband was the head of
the John Day publishing house. The book argued that Blacks should take
pride in their African heritage.
Buck and Eslanda continued to
work together. As a result, “American Argument” was published in 1949, a
book of dialogues and comments, edited by Buck, in which Eslanda spoke
on society, politics, gender roles, and race relations.
the development of the cold war, the life of the Robesons changed
dramatically. The couple had first visited the Soviet Union in 1934,
were impressed by the apparent absence of racism, and agreed with the
stance of communism against racism, colonization, and imperialism.With
their pro-Soviet views, both became targets during the McCarthy days.
Robeson’s career came to a standstill, their income dropped
dramatically, and the Connecticut estate had to be sold.
July 17, 1953. Eslanda, like her husband, was called to testify before
the US Senate. Asked if she was a communist, she took the Fifth
Amendment and challenged the legitimacy of the proceedings. Her passport
was revoked until the decision was overturned in 1958. Fighting for the
decolonization of Africa and Asia she continued to work for the Council
on African Affairs and to write as the UN correspondent for the New
World Review, a pro-Soviet magazine.
Once their passports had
been returned, they flew to London and the Soviet Union. Eslanda made
her third and final trip to Africa, attending the first postcolonial
All-African Peoples’ Conference in Ghana in 1958. In 1963, she was
diagnosed with breast cancer. She returned from Russia to the US and
died in New York in December 1965.