frankfurt fair

Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Central Germany is the 5th-largest city in Germany, population ~700,000. Its metro area has a population of over 2.2 million, the larger Frankfurt Rhein-Main region has 5.5 million and is Germany’s 2nd-largest metropolitan region. Since the enlargement of the European Union, the EU’s geographic center lies 40 km east of Frankfurt. In 2011, the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt 7th in its annual “Quality of Living” survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist’s cost of living survey, Frankfurt is Germany’s most expensive city, and the 10th most expensive in the world. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Frankfurt is one of only a few cities in the European Union that have such a skyline. In the area of the Römer (old town), Roman settlements were established in the 1st century. Frankfurt already was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. From 855, the German kings and emperors were elected in Frankfurt and crowned in Aachen. The Frankfurter Messe (Trade Fair) was first mentioned in 1150. Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478.

“I will fight in the name of Rose Quartz and everything that she believed in~”

So, I went to the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany and cosplayed Pearl for the very first time ever in public. It was such an honor to me to actually walk around dressed as my very favorite Character, my lovely Pearl!

People took pictures of me, which I’m absolutely not used to. But when I met a Steven Cosplayer who carried Rose’s shield around, I couldn’t help myself! I had to take pictures with it and that’s my favorite one.

I can’t wait to cosplay Pearl again~

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Kong Long (恐龙大人)

Feng Nong would like me to share some cute pictures of FYJT that Kong Long drew. If you’ve been visiting Feng Nong’s weibo, you’ve probably seen some of the cute pictures she would post up from time to time. Well, those pictures were drawn by Kong Long Da Ren (her pen name). 

Feng Nong won’t be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.  However, Kong Long was at Frankfurt last year for the Book Fair so maybe she might be there this upcoming October again. If she does, be sure to stop by at Uei-Shiang booth and meet her. Maybe she might even draw some cute pictures of FYJT characters for you!~ XD

Word of the Week: Taschenbuch

In honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which takes place this week, let’s take a look at a word you’ll be hearing constantly at the fair: Taschenbuch.


The term comes from the words Tasche (“pocket” or “bag”) and Buch (“book”) - but it’s not a pocketbook. Instead, the word describes a paperback book, which in some cases can even fit in your bag - or your pocket (the word Tasche can mean either). Many books have two versions - a hard-cover format and a paperback (Taschenbuch). The font size is sometimes smaller in the paperback, and overall the book may be much smaller than its counterpart. You can therefore fit a Taschenbuch into your bag with ease!

During the summer, German bookstores will often advertise Taschenbücher as the perfect beach reads. That’s because a Taschenbuch will fit into your beach tote perfectly! Who wants to take a bulky hardcover book to the beach?

Kids’ books often come in a Taschenbuch format as well. One German company is called Lustiges Taschenbuch and it produces hundreds of comic books for children - all of which are paperbacks.

If you’re at the Frankfurt Book Fair, you’ll surely see countless Taschenbücher for sale!

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“Last of all is set the name of Melkor, He who arises in Might. But that name he has forfeited; and the Noldor, who among the Elves suffered most of his malice, will not utter it, and they name him Morgoth, the Dark Enemy of the World.”

- Valaquenta - Of the Enemies

Finally I was able to post some of the pictures of Frankfurt Book Fair last month. I really like what came out.

me as Melkor
@stalker-owl as Mairon

designs inspired by Phobs

photo and edit by the wonderful @gdraghon 
thank you so much dear

Aaand done! Only had limited materials at the book fair, a friend lent me her brush tho!! And I did meet one (1) Iwa-chan in seijous school uniform (plus Oikawa, too!!!). I even got to take a picture with them! After the book fair we went to eat sushi and now I am soo stuffed and tired. Butttt today is smuterday so I’ll try to draw something for it *v*9 Inktober #17