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Congratulations to our boys 1st win! #NCT1271STWIN It was a tough battle but we finally made it! Haechan literally dropped down after 1st place announcement (you can spot the tiny him on this frame) which lets us know how much, just how much did he want to win this time! We all did great, NCT and NCTzens! Let’s fight together for more wins! Don’t give up on streaming, this is only the start! They deserve it for all this hard-work and limitless love they gave to us during all this time we’ve been together as one! And lastly, but not least, congratulations to everyone who contributed for their first win and made this day special! #cherrybomb #🍒💣 #170622 🎉

SNK Character Song Series 06: Levi (Image song & monologue translations)

Heeeyyy, Tumblr! Long time, no see :’) Did y'all enjoy SNK Season 2?

Levi and Erwin’s image song CDs were just released and I enjoyed listening to them a lot! ♡ So, I decided to pop back in for a bit and take on a new translation endeavor, something I haven’t really done in a while.

First up, this post is Levi’s image song and monologue! For the song, I included the original Japanese as well as romaji for karaoke purposes, if you’re so inclined ;) I also made a transcript of the monologue in the original Japanese, which you can read here (feel free to use it to translate into other languages.)

This should be obvious but keep in mind these are spoilers for the song & monologue, in case you wanted to experience them for yourself first. I definitely encourage supporting the official release & ordering the CDs if you haven’t already ♡

I’m also nearly finished with my translation of Erwin’s song and monologue as well, I’ll update this post with a link once it’s done ♡

SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN CHARACTER SONG SERIES 06: Levi

“Dark Side Of The Moon” (Vocals by Hiroshi Kamiya)

Side note: the melody for Levi’s song is based on the previously released SNK single, Reluctant Heroes.

Japanese Version

こんな世界を今
逆さにして振ってみても
確かなことひとつ
出てきやしねぇ¹だろう?

壁の外は地獄
中は欺瞞溢れてる
それも併せ呑んで
任務を果たすだけ

感情流され死神喰われるか
足りない頭を回してみるか

※光当たらぬ月の裏
突き進むためには
もっと速く時には
躊躇なき非情さを
間違いじゃないやりたきゃやれ
ここに答えなんてない
ただ後悔残さぬ
自らの決断を

ここで生き抜くなら
言葉でする教育より
痛みの記憶説く
教訓が必要だろう?

犠牲も危険も避けては
成果など
得られぬものだと
腹を括れよ

隠されている月の裏
いつか暴くために
乱されるな喚くな
状況を見極めろ
結果がなきゃ正解もない
だから最後だけは
ただ後悔残さぬ
自らの生き方を

背後で散った勇敢な兵士たちが
遺した想い力を与える
必ずいつの日にか目障りな
壁も壊し
自由になる為この命捧ぐ

※ Repeat

Romaji Version

Konna sekai wo ima
Sakasa ni shite futte mitemo
Tashika na koto hitotsu
Detekiyashinē¹ darō?

Kabe no soto wa jigoku
Naka wa giman afureteru
Sore mo awase nonde
Ninmu wo hatasu dake

Kanjō nagasare shinigami kuwareru ka
Tarinai atama wo mawashite miru ka

※Hikari ataranu tsuki no ura
Tsukisusumu tame ni wa
Motto hayaku toki ni wa
Chūcho naki hijōsa wo
Machigai ja nai yaritakya yare
Koko ni kotae nante nai
Tada kōkai nokosanu
Mizukara no ketsudan wo

Koko de ikinuku nara
Kotoba de suru kyōiku yori
Itami no kioku toku
Kyōkun ga hitsuyō darō?

Gisei mo kiken mo sakete wa
Seika nado
Erarenu mono da to
Hara wo kukure yo

Kakusarete iru tsuki no ura
Itsuka abaku tame ni
Midasareru na wameku na
Jōkyō wo mikiwamero
Kekka ga nakya seikai mo nai
Dakara saigo dake wa
Tada kōkai nokosanu
Mizukara no ikikata wo

Haigo de chitta yūkan na heishi tachi ga
Nokoshita omoi chikara wo ataeru
Kanarazu itsu no hi ni ka mezawari na
Kabe mo kowashi
Jiyū ni naru tame kono inochi sasagu

※ Repeat

English Translation

This kind of world now
Even if we try shaking it upside down
There isn’t one thing that comes out
Which is certain, is there?

Outside the walls, it is hell
Inside, it is brimming with deceit
What’s more, we have to swallow it down
We can only fulfill our duty

Will we lose control of emotion and be consumed by a god of death?
Or will we try to use our dim-witted heads?

The dark side of the moon, untouched by light
For the sake of pushing forward
We have to be faster and at times
Be heartless without hesitation
It’s not a mistake if it’s what you want to do, so do it
There are no right answers here
Just being without regrets
Is my own decision

If were to I survive here
Rather than education with words
Isn’t persuasion by memories of pain
An essential lesson?

To avert sacrifice as well as danger
Things like results
Cannot be obtained
Steel yourself for it

The dark side of the moon is concealed
For the sake of someday being revealed
Do not get agitated, do not scream
Be certain of the circumstances
Without results, there are no right answers
Therefore only in the end
Just being without regrets
Is my way of living

Brave soldiers who died noble deaths² before us
The hopes they left behind give us power
Without fail, one of these days
We will demolish the obstructive walls as well
For the sake of freedom, we devote this life

Translation notes:

¹ It appears that Levi’s gruff style of speaking is present even in the lyrics of his song. The standard form of the verb here would be detekiyashinai (出てきやしない).
² The verb in the original Japanese, chiru/散る (or in this case, the past tense form chitta/散った) in the literal sense means “to fall” (in the context of leaves or blossoms from a tree). However, it also has the figurative meaning of “to die a noble death”. Even though we also say “fallen soldiers” in English, I worried that translating the lyric as, “fallen before us” or “fallen behind us” could both be misinterpreted, I decided to go with the more figurative meaning;;

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Levi Monologue English Translation

Seriously now, I’ve had enough of this. This world is perpetual shit, and humanity is still toothless prey.

Those ugly titans are always going to take a bite out of us, and so we die a meaningless death.

Humanity is powerless.

When we won against the titans for the first time, the time when we sealed the wall in Trost district with a boulder, we could do it because of Eren’s power– a titan’s power.

The weak ones die quickly. How much power they use up doesn’t matter.

Eventually all of humanity, every single person will end up in the stinking maw of a titan, and while we experience the worst feeling there is, perhaps our miserable lives will end.

I realized it a few years ago. The stench of the gutters fills the inside of these walls. It’s been like this for over 100 years. It’s the way things are now.

Because I’ve had to breathe in this foul air ever since I was born, because I had no choice but to live crawling around in piles of trash, I thought that it was normal.

But when I went outside the walls for the first time, I realized how much I didn’t know about anything. It hit home for me, how much I had hated it.

The world outside the walls was like hell with titans wandering around, but the air I breathed there was completely different from the one inside the walls.

I realized, out there is what freedom is.

Freedom is something that absolutely cannot be obtained within the walls.

So I made a choice. I will continue to kill all of the titans.

If you want to confront the titans, information is never enough. So in order to survive, I learned how to live.

Quick action and callous decisions by assuming the worst is a necessary endeavor.

A moment’s hesitation, surrendering yourself to emotions, and you will be nothing but Titan bait.

If you don’t want to die, you have to always continue to keep this in mind.

And small choices will accumulate.

That is the way of living I have learned.

Risking no danger, making no sacrifices– there is no such easy discussion.

Even if there was, it’s all make-believe.

So far, I have lost numerous subordinates.

Whether my choice was correct at those times, I do not know. It’s always been like that.

Even if I believe in my own power, even if I believe in my comrades whom I fully trust, none of us will know the outcome.

Afterward, all that’s left is reality.

In that case, What can I do except make a desperate effort?

What can I do except doggedly press on?

If I have time to think about the bygone past, like if I were to have made a different choice back then, I will kill as many titans as possible within my power.

In that time, in that moment, a sudden, ridiculously strong power boils up from inside my body, and then I know what to do.

When that moment comes, I can no longer go back to my old self.

With these blood-stained hands, I accept my new self, I steel myself, and I only do what I must.

Was I correct? Or did I make a mistake? That’s the sort of thing no one knows, so it’s not worth worrying about.

All you can do is keep your mouth shut and make a choice without regrets.

Not understanding things about this world is true for everyone.

So I choose the guy whom I want to put my faith in.

Erwin is like that, too. No one knows what he is really thinking deep down.

But I trust his judgement.

He may be inviting the worst outcome, but he’s not afraid of that, he is able to choose something. That’s the kind of guy he is.

That’s why I chose to follow him. And I chose to fight.

In order to fight against this shit world, with this hand I’ll grab hold of the freedom of going beyond the walls for the first time.

I have chosen for myself.

Even if I am led into hell, I have no regrets.

Not one bit.

anonymous asked:

"Yuuri, when he means business, is almost frightening to be around" - about Yuuri skating.

When Katsuki comes to St Petersburg, Yakov doesn’t think much of it.

He screams at Vitya, nonetheless, because he must be out of his mind to think he can coach and compete at the same time. He doesn’t tell him that in the privacy of his head, he thinks that if someone could do it, it would be him. That’s not necessary. Vitya already knows.

He prepares himself to coach another head, either way, and gazes seriously at Katsuki’s movements, evaluating.

The boy is undeniably good. A little rough at the edges, nerves frazzled, but good.

With a little regret, Yakov thinks he’ll have to start polishing his english again. But Katsuki speaks russian. Accented, but precise, he addresses the world with concentrated eyes and a blush on the bridge of his nose. (When asked, he tells him nervously that he’s taken online classes to learn russian since he was fourteen, and glances at Vitya like that’s something to do with him. Vitya smiles, squeals and tackles him to the ground, like that’s the most heartfelt love declaration he could receive. Later, Yakov learns that it is.)

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God Don’t Leave Me (Sana Bakkoush)

“You’re a good person.”

by Briony / red-jamie

Be like a circle; you have no end. You are eternal. You are limitless. You are complete.

But, also be a square; you are stable. You are powerful. You are unshakable to all challenges in which you face.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
You have such a beautiful light to offer to this world. Each and every day, the universe looks forward to when you awaken and are able to contribute all of your many gifts!
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

anonymous asked:

hey I'm interested in going into art as a career but a bit lost, just wondering if you would share how you got into the industry/what kind of work you do? :3 keep up the amazing work

Hi nonnie! Good for you, there’s always room for more artists <3

Up until a few years ago I was a lost sheep too. After graduating from graphic communication design (same thing as graphic design except with more reading and seeing classes with journalists and publicists), I worked in article writing and content creation for an international company that sold professional hair products for about 5 years, which was my safety net while I searched for art jobs. Then I went on to social media assistant and customer service with them.

It paid bills but I really wanted to work in art. The problem was…what kind of art. 

Illustration? Animation? Video games? Storyboarding? Concept art? I kind of wanted to do it all and graphic design besides, given the years I put in uni for it.

I already knew I didn’t want to work in advertising because I’d interned at an agency and saw a dark future where I didn’t belong to myself and thought HELL NO. So I applied for a job as illustrator at a local video game/multimedia studio and I got it. My colleagues were amazing, I learned a lot, made tons of contacts, worked heaps…but I also had a mental breakdown due to the stress and it put me in hospital.

2014…never forget o__o

At this studio I was doing pretty much all I said I wanted to do and more. And a few months in I realised I wasn’t cut out for it and that I wanted to specialise in one or two things instead of running around pleasing people. So after experiencing the objectivity forced on me by a mental crisis and subsequent treatment and therapy, I quit.

Thanks to my wonderful friends at my old job, I got a job in layouts for an animation studio and it helped me realise that it wasn’t that I was bad at working under pressure, it was a matter of the quantity of things I was pressuring myself to do and excel at. I did well at this job and it ended naturally. 

During all of these years I took on commissions in my free time and did small fan art projects to help with my depression and anxiety…soul work. I would also work on Under the Aegis in tiny bits. Now that I was jobless I had more time to dedicate to that so I thought “to heck with it” and started publishing comic pages regardless of whether I felt ready or not.

And it worked.

It’s embarrassing for me to admit that I ignored all the signs that were telling me to work in comics, because it used to just be a hobby and childhood interest. It only took a crisis for me to realise it’s where I’m meant to be!

TL;DR figure out what you want to do without trying to do it all and it’s okay to fail, just pace yourself, make friends and do things that make you happy whenever the circumstances allow.

@askthisbendy-finniantheshark , @ask-inkterestingdemon , @ask-mary-berry-demon , @ask-fucking-bendy , @cheeky-deviil , @doodleddrollery , @thedelicatebendy , @ask-littlebendy , @asksqueaks , @askbuffbendy , @ask-showstopper-bendy , @askdaddybendy , @blind-bendy , @kinky-ink-imp , @askgirlybendy , @askdollbendy , @inkprophct , @inkxrnation , @asksilentbendy , @vintage-wintage-cartoonage , @askgentlemanbendy , @ask-oldfashioned-bendy , @askgoldenbendy , @asksmolbendy @toxic-bendy @polkablot-bendy & a lot of others I know. 

I love you all and you’ve been the people I can count on. But, there are times when things happen, and I’m sorry for whatever happens. 

You’re all like family to me. Thank You.

anonymous asked:

Question. How did you originally gain the confidence to start publishing your art? I've been trying to get back into drawing, but I'm having a hard time building up the confidence to even try, much less post anything. (I keep crying when I see my old art or try to draw new art because my friend, who is a freaking fantastic artist, insulted my work every chance she got) I admire your work very much, and I was wondering if you could give me some advice.

Hi nonnie. 

I think your friend has no right to insult your work, especially if she’s an artist herself…she’s supposed to be your friend??? I’m sorry you had to deal with that. 

I’m lucky in the fact that I never had a doubt whether to publish my art or not, it wasn’t an issue for me. Since I was a child I always drew things and gave them to people, I’d never heard of drawing solely for oneself, so naturally a lot of people got to see my bad art! (I now regret)

 Having someone bring your confidence down over your art is definitely an impediment, I mean even now I get super bummed when someone criticises my work and I get art blocked because of it. 

My advice to you is keep trying. Even the best artists started by drawing badly, and most of us have hidden from the world for a while to give ourselves time and healing in order to improve. 

Even if you have to draw in secret, just draw! Publishing something you poured your heart and soul into is scary, and you don’t really have to pressure yourself into doing it if you don’t want to. And if you do want to post your stuff, try not to over-think it! Just post it and have it done with, then you can start working on your next piece :D

anonymous asked:

What are some means for a FtM character to transition in a story that takes place in pseudo-medieval times (it's a fantasy setting, not actually medieval times but just similar)

That, Nonny, is a complex and difficult question. Most history scholars agree that using modern terms (such as transgender or FtM) on Medieval sex and gender expressions would be ahistorical. It’s difficult to explain in a way that makes sense but, in line with Foucault, how we are able to talk about something (what words we use, for instance) dictates how we are able to think about it. For example, Foucault wrote Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique (Madness and Insanity: History of Madness in the Classical Age, 1960) to show that while mental illnesses existed before the asylums were constructed, the concept of “insane” people did not exist in the same fashion. The idea that people could be “insane” resulted in locking people up in asylums. In other words; how we talk about things have real consequences for real people.

Thus; does the term FtM exist in your pseudo-medieval world? If so, how is it viewed? Like a deviance, like an illness or like a natural variation of gender? It´s difficult to determent exactly how sex and gender was viewed in actual Medieval European time, but historians largely agree that sex and gender were viewed differently from today. There was an idea of a single sex and there was some leeway in certain circumstances for variations in gender. For example, women could in some contexts be “male” - in the sense that within religion the “male” was the higher, more pure form and something a someone like a nun could strive towards. [1] Transgenderness, the way we view it today in the western world, did not exist as a concept in the Middle Ages.

When you have decided what your characters think about transgenderness, you will have to decide the medical knowledge of your fictional society; if they know about hormonal replacement or not, for instance. This is because HRT (hormonal replacment theraphy) is the only way to change the hormone levels of estrogen and testosterone (and progesterone). Apart from that, medical transition could include surgery. If these surgeries are available to your character also depends on what kinds of surgeries your fictional society can perform. If there is no understanding of how hormones work and surgeries do not allow for surgeries similar to real world variations that are available now, there is still the possibilities of transition.  I have written before if there is something akin to a binder available and there are some records of women biding with linen by wrapping it around their chests. (Please note that I really do not recommend anyone actually using this method to bind. Buy your binder from a legitimate company such as GC2B). It’s also possible to train your voice to get it lower. The way the character dresses, acts and what kind of occupation he has will also impact how he is viewed. Transition does not have to be about medically transitioning. How your character transitions depends on how gender is viewed in your fictional world. 

To summarise:

  • Decide if your fictional world offers transition in the form of hormonal replacement theory.
  • Decide if surgeries are an option.
  • Does your fictional society have a concept of transgenderness? 
  • Does the society have a binary understanding of sex and gender?
  • Is sex and gender viewed as intertwined or as separate from one another? (For example; is gender the expression of a biological sex or are sex and gender both viewed as social constructs?) 
  • Are clothes and occupations gendered? Does wearing certain clothes or performing a certain job gender the individual?

Here you also have some examples of FtM people who lived in the Middle Ages: “A BRIEF HISTORY OF FTM TRANS CIVILIZATION” 

Good luck with your writing!

Signed, Captain.


[1] Karl Whittington, “Medieval” in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, vol. 1, numbers 1-2, (Duke University Press: 2014). 125-129.

anonymous asked:

Promptio vs IgNoct; the cutest couple award goes to...! I'm sorry I can't help it. :'D

Well, if this doesn’t look like an opportunity to write MOAR FLUFF, I don’t know what is. I couldn’t help myself. 


Ignis and Noctis were in the kitchen, preparing something to eat while they crowded on the sofa to play a co-op game, while Prompto and Gladio were locked together in a sleepy embrace on the sofa. Prompto lay against Gladio’s chest, breathing gently, looking truly relaxed. Gladio’s toes lovingly skimmed over the delicate bones of Prompto’s.

Iris smiled to herself as the prince and Ignis paused in the kitchen doorway. Noctis had grabbed Ignis by his hips and rocked him backwards into his delicate chest. Ignis, curious, looked over his shoulder, and Noctis went up on tiptoes to kiss him. Then Noctis smacked him hard on the backside like he was an old mule.

“Ow,” Ignis complained. “Noct!”

Gladio looked up and his laugh filled the room.

“Urgh,” Iris chuckled. “And the cutest award goes to…” she looked from the sofa to the doorway and decided that she couldn’t decide.


As a thank you for reaching 150 followers (though I’m now somehow at over 300), I’m writing 150 word drabbles. Send me a person or a pairing plus a word or a sentence, and I’ll write you a 150 word drabble (or headcanon) in return! (note, drabble requests will close around Friday/Saturday 23rd/24th June)

Hi everyone, your handy-dandy Rae up in the house! I can’t believe I’m actually trying something like this, because I’ve never had too much faith in the work that I’ve done, but here I am. 

For those of you who don’t know my situation, I’ve been out of work since the beginning of May due to a very serious knee sprain. I’m currently en route to getting back on my feet, which means I go to physical therapy twice a week! If I don’t get better from this, I’ll have to look at surgical options as a complete last resort. 

Earlier this month we had to get an MRI done on my knee, plus the costs of actually visiting the orthopedic doctor. On top of that, I’ve also been fighting an incredibly resistant ear infection (in that I’m on my second round of antibiotics after another urgent care visit.)
Currently, I’m having to rely on the money that my fiance makes at work, which is a decent amount, we’ve just had to keep stretching hundreds of dollars for these unexpected things. (Medications, MRI.. etc.)

So here I am, in DESPERATE need of some help. I only need about $90 USD to make it until the end of the month, which is 8 days. During that time I have three more physical therapy appointments that I cannot miss. 
I’ve decided to open up commissions to try and raise money!

I do NOT know how to code, so this is a graphics only commission! 

  • Promo banner- $5 USD ($8-$10 for gif effects added)
  • Theme background (no popups/header) - $10
  • Theme design (INCLUDES background, header, and popups.) - $20 
  • Theme design including gif/additional effects - $30
  • Unedited icons (set of 100) - $5
  • Icon graphics (set of 100), including PSD - $10

If you’re interested, please send me a private message, and I will give you my PayPal email.
If you just wish to make a donation, I will accept those as well. 

***** I do NOT use personal art in my graphics, unless you have specific PROOF from the original artist that you have permission to use the art. I will request the proof. I don’t want to steal art!