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Yuri on Ice BD booklet translation (with Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview) - Volume 4

The full translation of the booklet of vol.4 is finally done… Actually, one of the reasons it took me so long is that I spent most of the time I was home from Thursday to Sunday watching Fuji TV’s live coverage of the World Championships, lol. And I’m glad I did because it was really exciting. It does make a difference to watch it live without knowing the results… I will work on the audio commentary and choreography part in the next few days, and hopefully on other stuff too.

The booklet has 3 parts:
1) Character introduction for Phichit, Chris and Guang-Hong.
2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. 
3) Interview with chief director Jun Shishido and screen designer Yuusuke Tannawa. Most of you will probably have no idea who they are (and their titles are by no means a good explanation of what their actual role was), but I really recommend reading this interview because it gives more insight on the creation process of YOI and maybe it helps understand how hard it is to animate figure skating. The parts in round brackets are exactly like they are in the original text, it’s not something I added.

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***

***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***

He’s going to leave a mark in Thai’s skating history with his blades!

Phichit Chulanont
voiced by Kenshou Ono

Date of birth: April 30th, 20 years old
Height: 165 cm
Blood type: B

A new hope for Thailand, that didn’t have any skaters who got remarkable results. His popularity is quickly growing also thanks to his spontaneous and pleasant skating style that mirrors his friendly personality. This season he is skating both his short program and free to songs from the movie “The King and the Skater”, which is something he had always dreamed of doing. He is the first Thai skater to have succeeded in a quadruple jump and he also obtained his first Grand Prix victory. He is continuing to rewrite Thai’s figure skating history.
He used to train under Celestino in Detroit, but from this season he has moved his base back to Thailand. He loves hamsters and has a lot of them. Posts about them can be seen on his SNS.

The lethal weapon made of sex appeal that shines on the ice.

Christophe Giacometti
voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto

Date of birth: February 14th, 25 years old
Height: 183 cm
Blood type: undisclosed

10 years since he moved to the senior class, he is one of the world’s best skaters fighting for the top. Beside his quadruple Lutz and his characteristic sexy moves, he is also praised for his unique and precise spins. As a veteran, he never breaks down too much, but he is a slow starter and tends to not perform at his best in the Grand Prix series, which is held in the first half of the season. Last year he came in 2nd in both the Grand Prix Final and the World Championships. With his long-time rival Nikiforov missing this season, he is one of the candidates to snatch the king’s throne.
He is a popular skater who captures the hearts of women all over the world with his passionate and alluring performances that ooze the sex appeal of a grown-up man. He has a cat.

To become, one day, China’s hero.

Guang-Hong Ji
voiced by Yuutarou Honjou

Date of birth: January 7th, 17 years old
Height: 160 cm
Blood type: O

A growing 17-years-old who moved to the senior class this season. In the Grand Prix’s America tournament he placed 3rd, achieving the amazing feat of standing on the podium on his debut performance. The success rate of his quadruple jumps, which he started training for this season, is also high, and as China’s new ace he is expected to grow further in the second half of the season.
He has a shy personality, but at the same time he also uploads many selfies on the SNS. It seems that he also bought a lot of clothes during his training camp in Canada. Together with his friend Chulanont from Thailand and Japan’s Minami, he is called by fans “one of Asia’s 3 cutest skaters”.


TOPIC 1: Grand Prix Series
It consists in a total of 7 tournaments: 6 tournaments held in different countries every year from the end of October to the end of November, and the final that sees the 6 skaters who got the highest scores in the other tournaments as its participants. The 6 tournaments are always held in the same countries (the order may vary), but the location of the final changes every year, and this season it’s Barcelona in Spain. The participants are chosen based on their results in tournaments regulated by ISU (International Skating Union), their world ranking, recommendations by the host country etc.; however, each skater can only participate in a maximum of 2 tournaments. In addition, only up to 3 skaters from the same country can participate in the same category of the same tournament. The period when the skaters’ allocation is announced is somewhat of a festival among skating fans.

*It’s night in Japan when the skaters’ allocation is announced
*The first 6 tournaments are held in 6 countries over the span of 6 weeks
*In every tournament skaters receive points depending on their placement (15 points for the 1st place, 13 points for the 2nd place and so on), and the final ranking decides who will participate in the final

TOPIC 2: Quadruple Jump
(*at the moment of the Russia tournament)
One of the techniques that decide the game in male figure skating is quadruple jumps. Since the number and type of jumps greatly influences the score, recently it’s common for skaters to include multiple quadruple jumps in their programs. However, according to the rules the same jump can only be repeated a limited number of times, therefore skaters try new types of jumps and train hard to be able to have more quadruple jumps to put in their programs. Currently, 5 types of jumps except for the Axel have been successfully landed in official competitions. The one with the highest score is the Lutz, which top skaters such as Victor, Giacometti and JJ are using in their programs. The quadruple toeloop, which has the lowest score, is successfully used by young skaters such as Kenjirou Minami, Guang-Hong and Phichit too. Yuuri can jump the toeloop and Salchow and is currently training to master Victor’s trademark flip. After the Lutz, the flip is the jump with the highest score.

*Yurio in his junior years getting scolded for jumping a quadruple that was not planned
*Seung-gil is the first who successfully landed a quadruple loop
*Emil is a jumper that has 4 quadruples in his free
*JJ jumps an amazing quadruple Lutz in the second half of his program
*Victor uses as his weapons 4 types of quadruples, except for the Axel and loop (in the EX he landed a loop too)

TOPIC 3: Support Item (cheering goods)
It often happens to spot flags and banners used as cheering goods in figure skating venues. After a performance flower bouquets and plushes are also thrown into the rink. Banners do not only feature the skater’s name and flag; sometimes they have a message or a portrait of the skater with which people try to show their support, and in some cases they are even made using photographs. Yuuri is often thrown plushes of food. The bouquets and plushes are picked up by children who are learning skating, usually called “flower girls” and “flower boys”.

*JJ’s cheering group, called JJ girls.
*Yurio’s hardcore fans are called Yuri angels.
*Flags are basic items. Some fans bring different types.
*Present snacks from fans for Yuuri who is on a diet?
*After popular athletes skate the flower girls and boys have a hard time picking up everything
*Sometimes skaters will actually put on the items that are thrown into the rink

TOPIC 4: Kiss & Cry
The kiss & cry is where skaters wait for their score after a performance. The name comes from the fact that it’s a place where athletes can experience both happy and sad feelings. Normally the skater and their coach will sit there, but in some cases there might be people from a country’s federation or the choreographer too. In many venues there will be a microphone, therefore skaters can also send messages to their family and fans. If you listen to the broadcast closely you might be able to hear the athlete and coach reviewing the performance or other conversations.

*Sometimes the coach might strike a pose too
*It’s also a place where athletes vow to make up for a defeat
*”Please support me!” addressed to the viewers
*The JJ style gesture in the kiss & cry is a recurrence
*Michele’s sister Sara can be seen in the kiss & cry too

Chief director / Screen designer
Jun Shishido & Yuusuke Tannawa interview

I want to make the gag scenes dynamic. (Shishido)
The opening of episode 11 was possible thanks to the viewers’ response. (Tannawa)

Shishido: I’m the chief director, but in fact I did a lot of things. Director Yamamoto was too busy, so she mainly did sound and editing, and then since it’s an original story she focused on the story composition…
Tannawa: Shishido-san was like the site supervisor. We would ask things related to the story itself to director Yamamoto, but the one who actually took action and gave directions was Shishido-san. Though in the credits I appear as “screen designer”, the anime’s screen design was created by the director of photography, and my job in this series mainly consisted in creating the footage for PVs, OP etc. and checking the final product before delivery. I started working on the PV at the beginning of 2016. I asked director Yamamoto what kind of layout she had in mind, and decided how to set the visuals of the series. Regarding the contents of the episodes I also discussed with Shishido-san about various topics – for example, “this processing can be done with camerawork, this expression can be recreated with CG” – and shared this information with the involved work groups.

-Trial and error to create the huge amount of skating scenes.-

T: In figure skating athletes perform while continuously moving around, therefore it was extremely difficult to understand where an athlete was and in what direction he was skating in each frame. In the 1st episode we created a CG model of the skater based on the real choreography footage and had it skate in a rink created with 3DCG, then we followed it with tridimensional camerawork and used that footage as a base for the animation. It was a very elaborate process. However, we realized that it was impossible to continue using this method with the production schedule of a TV series, therefore we switched to a different method where we would create camerawork on a general background map. Also, after episode 5, for certain characters we preceded the creation of the key animation with 3DCG. The final animation is all done by hand, but by having a base to use as a reference it was possible to calculate the available time frame and create the animations accordingly, thus shortening the working time.
S: Even if you suddently ask the 3D staff to create figure skating animation, of course they have almost no knowledge of the jumps and techniques. They create the animation based on the reference footage, but they cannot express complex details such as how athletes balance their feet the moment they jump, so for that I and (figure skating animators) Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san adjusted the animation. Among the people working on the series, the only ones who had technical knowledge about figure skating were the 3 of us and director Yamamoto. And it’s not something that you can just explain verbally, so we took on all those jobs ourselves. We checked… everything, probably. Actually, until episode 4 the skating scenes were all created by Abiko-san and Tatenaka-san, so I didn’t need to check them, but from episode 5 the amount of skating scenes became so huge that we asked Tannawa-san and the others whether we could get help from the CG team… I completely trusted Tannawa-san, because I knew that if we explained what to do he would understand what was needed.
T: I basically asked what they couldn’t do, and we did all we could to make up for that and reduce their workload. We would never have finished the series otherwise. That’s why for this anime no one ever said “isn’t that your job?”. For every episode, everyone just fought toward completion.
S: Everyone took responsibility for their job and worked with extreme care, like no one was going to double-check what they did afterwards. We thought, “if we don’t do our best, this series will not make it to the broadcast, therefore we must all be responsible and work hard”…

-A scene you especially paid attention to.-

S: All the storyboards for the skating scenes were drawn by the director, but I drew them for quite a lot of daily life scenes. I especially like the scene where Yurio gives a pirozhki to Yuuri (in episode 9). I was particularly careful to make Yurio look cute. I wanted to show that, even though normally he is rude (to Yuuri), he actually rather trusts him and they do get along. I also like gag scenes, so I had fun with scenes such as the hug competition at the end of episode 9. Gag scenes do not need to be drawn as neatly as serious scenes, therefore I decided to animate them in a very comical and dynamic way.
T: I paid a lot of attention to the opening. The way we changed it in episode 11 to reflect the current story development is something I myself suggested to the director. Actually, only the opening of episode 1 was still incomplete when it was broadcasted. From episode 2 onwards it was always the same footage, but the viewers wrote a lot of comments about it (and were wondering whether it was changing every time). Since everyone was watching it every time without skipping it, we decided to really change it in the end.
S: My favorite character is Georgi Popovich! He’s a man who can talk about love seriously. He actually makes a few appearances since the 1st episode. When we were working on episode 1 we only had Kubo-sensei’s character plans and the storyboard saying “a character named Popovich is standing here”. We made him stand out a little because we understood that he would show up in the story later on. And what a character he was, when he was introduced in episode 6!
T: He was so striking that I was actually shocked! I like Popovich too. Also, among the programs, I like Yuuri’s FS “Yuri on ICE”. It’s the first song I listened to working for this series, and at that time I used it for the PV without knowing that it was going to be Yuuri’s FS. In the PV Yuuri is skating in Hasetsu with his slender appearance from episode 3 onwards, and (the character designer) Hiramatsu-san commented “it’s a wonderful video, but now we have to make him fat”. I remember thinking “what is he saying??” (LOL).

-The power of the support that reached the studio.-

S: When we were creating the anime we were so busy with the work at hand that we didn’t really realize how much of a response the series was having. However, we received lots of presents, food, goods and letters of support from fans.
T: Even items based on the contents of the series, like (retort-packed) borscht. That made us feel that fans were really supporting us because they liked the series, and it boosted our morale. Knowing that there were so many people watching and cheering on us motivated us to our best even it meant working overnight without sleeping.
S: The charm of this series is the love of the original creators, director Yamamoto and Kubo-sensei, that you can feel from it. It’s just so strong.
T: It also feels like you are touring various countries to follow Yuuri and the others and watch their matches. You can watch it with the eyes of a spectator and think “I didn’t know a lot about this athlete, but now I see how he skates”. I think that another element that allows viewers to really get into the world of the series is how not only the matches but also the skaters’ practice scenes and the back yard are drawn with lots of details. Everything is detailed, even the different shape of each skater’s blades. The director herself is full of very sincere love for figure skating, and that was transmitted to both the staff and the viewers.
S: The animation studio had a very nice atmosphere. It’s the first time that I’m working with Tannawa-san, but when I saw his work I realized right away that he was someone I could trust. Trust and unity are something you find in the staff of many series, but for this one it was especially strong.

On a side note, Kubo & Yamamoto went to see the Worlds in Helsinki and are now in St.Petersburg. I am confident it’s tourism but with a spoonful of location hunting… (What a timing, though. I hope none of you or your acquaintances were personally affected by what happened the other day in the subway)


hey y’all! my name is silas and I’m a 21 year old nb trans artist living in mississippi.

I do all sorts of art but what I typically sell on etsy are my handmade mixed media fan collages. they’re on hangable wood panels of various sizes. I work with a lot of glitter which is hard to photograph sometimes!! everything is very well sealed with semi gloss varnish. I really do pride myself on how sturdy and durable my collages are. these things aren’t flimsy, the glitter if used is definitely not going anywhere, and I work really hard on keeping air bubbles out of my work.

here’s a link to my etsy and while you’re there check out my 94 positive reviews and my past 278 sales!

right now I’m trying to get some commissions! I’m out of school right now so I have a lot of time to work on them right now. this is also my only source of income right now. 

when you message me about a commission, let me know your budget, what size you want your collage, and what all you’re looking for me to include. you can send me specific photos too!

Family Patrol Night…

Red Robin: *disarming the security system at a criminal compound* Uhhh, what do I have to do for you?

Red Hood [on the Comm Link]: *taking down a group of henchmen* Just promise to be sad at my (second) funeral.

Red Robin: *hacking into the control tower mainframe* Do I have to cry?

Red Hood: *activating the timer on an explosive device attached to a chain link fence* No.

Red Robin: *downloading top secret evidence onto a hard drive* Will there be food?

Red Hood: *running away from the site* Yes.

Red Robin: *reclining on the computer chair as he waits for said download to finish* Can I bring a date?

Red Hood: *BOOM*

Red Hood: *static*

Red Hood: *panting* You’re just screwing with me now, right?

Red Robin: *grinning* How does it feel?

Said it before and I’ll say it again


Talking about this because I’m currently going through this and this in general is a big issue in the Pokemon/Team Rocket fandom because of the amount of Japanese artists who exclusively post on pixiv/twitter.

As an artist, I don’t like my art being reposted. Even if it’s with credit. I appreciate being asked first. If I say go for it, then cool. If I say no, then don’t repost. If I don’t reply, that still means no. 

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[FANMEET VCR] Minhyun: It’s really, really too bad that I can’t be at the fanmeeting this time, but our members worked harder than anyone to prepare for this fanmeeting, so I believe that the LOVEs will really like it. And there’s a reason why I’m recording this surprise video. It’s disappointing to finish off such precious and good memories like this, right? That’s why, our Nu’est friends, our kids, they are preparing a very special performance. Ahh! Ahh! Are you members listening?! Are you ready yet?! So that’s how it is. They’re saying they’re ready and they worked hard to prepare this. So, for this performance they worked so hard to prepare for, together with me, let’s do a countdown. For me, I’ll say my goodbye from here, and how about we do the countdown together? Let’s do it together.

trans by luminous-point // source: _August_Night

hey everyone,

this is a bit of a long post, but i feel this is a serious enough issue that it needs to have more attention brought to it.

some of you may be familiar with the blog furryartwork

on the outset, the blog seems relatively harmless. it posts clean furry art, citing back to the original source. seems fine. however, furryartwork: 

  1. has, to my knowledge, never attained permission to post any of the artworks from the original artists
  2. takes art directly from Tumblr, only citing back to reblogs of those posts, not even the original creators

furryartwork is seemingly just trying to garner followers/reblogs off of the works of others, while being lazy and making no attempt to directly support the original artists.

but they’re linking back to the original source! i don’t see any issue with that

that’s not really a whole lot of comfort to the artist. especially since artists need to work hard in order to be able to establish themselves, and sometimes take commissions as part of their job.

both druidpup and lukiri can be found right here on tumblr.
as previously mentioned, the source links just go to reblogs of the original posts.

but check out how many notes are on that first post.
notes that didn’t go towards the original post and artist.

it gets worse.

a lot of posts furryartwork uploads come directly from the r/furry subreddit,
and since the descriptions are straight up copied from the original artwork, sometimes you get some really awful communication errors like this:

to clarify, no, furryartwork was not the original artist.

stuff like this doesn’t benefit artists in anyway. even if the intent behind the blog isn’t bad, it’s still taking the absolute cheapest and laziest route as a way to profit off the work of others, intentional or not. 

artists work hard, and deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. there are many, many other blogs out there that do go out of their way to bring attention to artists: that actually source appropriately, that get permission directly from the artist, or even just reblog directly from the source and help the work to spread. what furryartwork does only discourages artists from creating new works, and that’s the easiest way to lose great talent.

please support artists. if furryartwork does come around and begin taking the time to actually support the original creators, i’ll make a followup. but in the meantime, please avoid reblogging or spreading posts made by furryartwork

anonymous asked:

Tell me about Tefnut! :)

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

Heck yeah! I present you with a fine blend of historical information and SPG/UPG*.

Tefnut and Shu are the Twin Lions, the children of Atum or Ra (depending on whom you ask and when), spat out at the beginning of Creation. They are gods of the atmosphere; Shu is the air and Tefnut is the moisture and the heat. As a consequence, they are inherently intertwined and inseparable—there is water suspended in the air, and air dissolved in water. I see their union as an archetype of perfect compatibility and perfect love.** They also sometimes are represented in hawk form, which makes sense given that they are atmospheric deities.

Because Tefnut is the Lady of Moisture, and a lioness, and a pure and vengeful Eye of Ra, I see her as a Shield and Protector. She is the atmosphere that protects us from the rays of the sun; with Shu, she is the blanket of air and moisture that wraps around the earth and keeps it warm enough to support life.

Because of her associations with heat and rain, SPG has her associated with storms and lightning. I also think of her as a Purifier, who cleanses through both fire and water. Also, she is referred to as a purifier in the Heliopolitan temple to their Ennead (although she is not unique in that respect; Netjeru are named by the dozen in purification rites afaict). I pray to her in my personal purification/cleansing rites.

Tefnut permeates life on earth. As the primeval Lady of Moisture, she is in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground we build on, and the food we grow in it–our very bodies, and our very lives. She is immanent, and yet has a distinct Personhood beyond her diffuse presence throughout our lives and our planet. I adore her.

Thank you for the ask! If you want to know more, let me know. :D

* Lemme know if I wasn’t clear which is which.
** Totally not sure how supported or contradicted this is by the surviving myths. It’s hard to find info about Tefnut. I’m willing to be disproven.

hamelin-born  asked:

*snicker*. I had the sudden mental image of Chancellor Kenobi putting one of 'Qui-Gon's' potted plants to his office and staring very sternly at anyone who questions it. The rumor mill promptly goes crazy trying to figure out what's so special about this seemingly innocuous plant - Obi-Wan face-palms at some of the more wild speculation.

Not quite what you talked about, but close enough, amirite? I just thought Obi-Wan deserves something nice, lol.

It’s very common—tradition almost—for the Supreme Chancellor to accept gifts from Senators who wish to show their appreciation. It’s not meant to gain the Senators any favours—officially, at any rate.

Former Chancellor Palpatine was easy to please. The man had a taste for old artefacts with history tied to them—especially if there were rumours of Sith or Jedi in said history. If one did not have something like that, anything expensive in gold would do superbly.

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Friendly reminder

That reverse google image searching is SO EASY to find the creators of works. There’s almost no reason not to source if you cannot find an original post. my blog is five fucking years old and out of my almost 1.5k posts only several dozen are unsourced mostly because they’re fucking advertising material from the god damn 50′s and 60′s. 

I find this shit on google, guys, just like everyone else. And you know how I am able to find so much good shit? REVERSE IMAGE SEARCHING gives you like-results.It’s a win win.

Find the artist. Link to the artist. It’s not hard. Come on, guys. Give artists the props they deserve. 

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips/advice about writing essays? I seem to always get stuck and discouraged

*puts on nerd glasses* okay, this is going to be a pretty lengthy help/advice (??) post (⌒▽⌒) basically, I outlined the general essay writing process, tips on coming up and collecting ideas + links to some posts. hopefully, that’ll help you on your essays (cmon let’s do this anON I’M CHEERING FOR YOU)


1. keep a working inventory of articles/sources: it’s hard to figure out how you want to tackle a certain topic, but it helps if you’ve already got some inspiration

  • I do a lot of readings over the school break (for fun, but we usually have 2-3 research-intensive essays over the school year so I have a general idea of what I need), so every time I find an interesting bit, I upload the article in my Pocket app
  • if I have time, I do index cards — each card has a citation and a summary of the source, then I organize them based on how cool/useful the topic seems; once the teacher tells us to write about so-and-so, I just flip back through the articles I’ve collected and handpick a few relevant ones that I think I can work with

2. write about something you’re PASSIONATE about: always try to relate the essay prompt to something you enjoy ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ you’ll sound fantastic bc you’re genuinely invested in the topic and it’ll be hard to run out of things to say

ex. movie lover + Austen essay due Monday? then maybe you can:

  • talk about the re-emergence of Austen fandom through Hollywood
  • use a comparison of Emma and Cher from Clueless to discuss the transformation of feminine achievement and class in 20th century America

3. LIMIT, LIMIT, LIMIT: if the topic of your essay’s too extensive (aka the meaning of life omG DON’T EVEN), it’ll be too hard to find a concrete answer

  • believe me, it gets unreasonably complicated once you’re going through the archives for something that dates farther back than the 1300s?? especially if there’s a page limit/word limit/‘not an official academic professor so they won’t let me check out these manuscripts’ limit


1. MAKE CONNECTIONS: find a way to connect the topic of your essay to other literary works, personal experiences or real world issues

  • like in english class, we had to write about the cultural losses that come with being raised in a foreign country (using Santha Rama Rau’s “On Learning to be an Indian” as a reference point), so our teacher suggested that we draw from our own experiences as third-gen immigrants
  • it's also a great way to increase word count and shows that you  have deeper insights into the material, other than classroom-based knowledge

2. make an outline: planning out the direction of your essay will give you a better idea on the progression of arguments and how to defend them

standard format:

introductory paragraph (hook + thesis statement)
3 body paragraphs (1 topic sentence + 2-3 evidences each)
conclusion (restatement of thesis + optional call for action)

  • your hook can be an anecdote or a surprising statistic — use of emotive/inclusive language is highly encouraged
  • don’t use encyclopedia or dictionary definitions that much (if you need to define something, use relevant words or quotes from well-known philosophers or something)


  • haha don’t do it the day before like me
  • you won’t have time to edit properly if you start late
  • if you find out most of your arguments/evidences are wrong (and biased) HAHA ALSO LIKE ME it’s really, really hard to change your thesis last minute


for EACH and EVERY claim you make, you HAVE to find credible evidence to prove that you have a valid argument (from non-biased sites):

  • find other academic/scientific papers on the topic
  • pencil in some quotes from the book (especially if it’s a literary analysis) and include interpretations from other recognized scholars who’ll back up YOUR interpretation
  • take quotes (said directly by the author) or pieces from the author’s other works
  • use passages from widely-distributed, official newspapers (especially if it concerns modern events)
  • contrary to popular opinion, I like Wikipedia and its ‘free-for-anyone-to-update’ feature, but I KNOW teachers hate that, so just double-check and get sources from the bibliography section of the page
  • GOOGLE BOOKS IS A BLESSING (that’s actually where I read ‘Romantic Austen: Sexual Politics and Literary Canon’ which you should really check out yAS I AM THAT WEIRD KID)

5. always remember to CREDIT your source

  • if you’re going to quote, don’t forget to say “according to Aristotle/Plato/random Greek dude”
  • always use your teacher’s preferred format for citations
  • RefMe is great, yeah? You can search book/journal articles, input websites, scan barcodes, etc. and it’ll just format the whole thing for you


1. you should read it. again.
2. let your friends read it.
3. let your family read it.
4. check your transitions. they must be smooth. like butter.


check out these great posts (made by much, much more qualified people):

anonymous asked:

I looked in the FAQs but didn't see this. I'm trying to convince my parents to let me get a binder, Do you have any reliable sources that say how binding can be safe when done properly? I Googled it but didn't find much that would help my argument. Also any tips on convincing them? Sorry to add another ask in your box. Thanks!

Lee says:
You gotta go to the FAQ, then the transmasculine resources page, then the binding FAQ and the answer is in there. It can be hard to navigate if you’re not used to the blog, so I put the link below for ya!

smartlillian  asked:

Yo girl that anon was right, you give us better sociology classes than some teatchers when it cones to debate


Real talk I’m really glad people are actually reading the links and seeing this debate is getting them to actually think about things critically.
I’ve already had three people send me messages about how they at first felt like I was targeting them with my arguments and then read the articles I posted and realized they had never considered all the things I’ve been linking / they realize now that it’s a privilege thing and that learning and checking their privilege is important. Multiple! People! I’m so so glad people have actually been listening because I’m trying really hard to actually provide sourced examples for my arguments and that makes me happy that we are making progress with that !!

This fandom should be a safe space free of racism misogyny homophobia and pedophilia and if all my jabbering can help even one person change their perspective then I feel I’ve done something right!


Translated and untranslated Choromatsu ani ani crop/upscale for use with custom wall scroll or poster.

After “1000 hours” in GIMP, I edited the original magazine scan to put Choromatsu’s japanese name next to his face and translated it. But seriously I spent a little too much time on this crappy edit 😃 Mainly made for me so I can order custom posters with these pics on Aliexpress but would be really happy to know that other people are using these pics to order their own custom posters or wall scrolls.

Don’t you love how fappymatsu thinks he’s better than all of his brothers?

Also re-edited Karamatsu’s translated pic. His romaji name was way too hard to read and I didn’t like the font on the translated part. 

Google drive download link to original upscales since Tumblr reduces resolution/Image quality.

Original source!


Friendly reminder via thi,s and the famous “Fat Trap” article on how your body will fuck you over if you try lose weight and you have to adopt near eating-disorder-level habits to keep it off, that you have a lot less control over your weight than you think, and if you’re eating well and exercising and ya barely lose anything, it’s not a lack of “willpower” or “not trying hard enough” and ya shouldn’t feel so bad.

Also, “shout out” to the fuckos in the Youtube comments (Who have given this vid a distressingly high dislikes-to-likes ratio) accusing those people talking about this and literally bringing up points that the sources she links counter…