Request - SEVENTEEN TEXTS [Yoon Jeonghan] — Texts from the day after he cut his hair! He panicks a little but his s/o calms him down~
EDIT: I re-uploaded the first screenshot because instead of “hair color” in the last message, it said “change color” LOL. I edited it with paint (i was on my laptop and i was too lazy to take my phone and change it ughhh) so sorry if it looks weird? i think it’s okay tho. Also three people had already liked the post before I noticed the mistake ;; but here it is(?)
This request was very creative. Of course when he cut his hair I thought it was a very big change (and it took me a bit to get used to his new look LOL but I thought that he looked so good!!! ♡) but I never wondered what he could have felt or if maybe this happened, that he woke up the day after and didn’t remember that he cut his hair and when he saw himself in the mirror he was a little surprised yet. But now I really thought about it and I thought maybe this would happen 😂
I hope this was good~ and I hope you all like it as much as I did~ My askbox is always open, so feel free to leave a request if you have one!! Everyone have a good day~
before we even get started mick had to get a special touch screen version of his gloves made bc sometimes he really just needs to keep them on, on the job or otherwise. ray or jax or gideon made it for him bc sometimes he’s just huffing at his phone and grumbling about how he misses phones with buttons because mick was super good at snake
but anyways so mick is so very much a 46 year old man on any social media whatsoever like. posts selfies at bad angles and if he does manage a good one it’s also from a lower point, i don’t know why they do this and “ironically” hash tagging but doing it wrong (and yes this is based off of dom but also. literally any 46 year old man on any social media whatsoever)
there are a surprising lack of pictures of fire. maybe a few pictures of lighters and matches or the burnt bit after but not too many, because mick wants to Be In The Moment as you do (and sara may have rolled her eyes tbh)
there ARE hella pictures of the heat gun after he’s polished and gleaming tho. i would’ve said that she got her own instagram but she’d be sharing it with axel?? can you imagine
the first few weeks are a confusing mess of random posts and weird very specifically worded film reviews because he’s not one hundred percent sure what he’s supposed to be doing
amaya gets about a thousand blurry snaps of axel and/or the ceiling but she doesn’t really know what’s going on either, they’re learning together
ray probably intervenes at some point and has photos of snapchat filters that he meant to use as leverage but can’t be bc mick has no shame
taking pictures of his food is confusing to him so he says it’s dumb and then proceeds to raid the kitchen after scrolling past three pictures of someone’s lunch
his url is his name no doubt. possibly preceded by ‘thereal-’ or ‘actual-’ (tadaaa) despite no one having mickrory it’s just ‘cause he thinks it’s hilarious
most of his posts are usually about axel. he’ll forget to post for a month solid but have no tact and flood people’s feeds with twenty nine videos of axel eating/sleeping/learning a trick/mastering a trick/playing hide and seek/being put on ray’s stuff
there’s also a livestream of him going to war with nate as he’s in the library blasting fuckin limp bizkit he’ll bring his music up louder and louder until one of them gets the entire ship up
sometimes he has random pictures of/with prominent historical figures and it’s confusing but he has them chucking up peace signs so like
god his profile is a mess tho nothing matches and he’s never consistent and he still manages a decent following
sometimes it’s just a case and a ring and no caption and it’s deleted within twelve minutes
HE WILL DIRECTLY @ ANYONE. random b-list celebrities, justin timberlake, the lady from cheers, the president… the day he found out chuck norris had a twitter was wild
so many stim videos. so many.
and memes. bad memes. if jimmy buffet was into beer instead it’d be mick. jax eventually just starts texting him real actual memes and it takes him awhile to get it but when he does jax ends up screenshotting a lot of their conversations and posting them
reading. glasses. all the way at the bottom of his nose bc that’s how he looks at his phone and probably where the terrible selfie angle came from
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM: the shit they don't really tell you. PART 6.
SHIT YOU CAN GET TERMED FOR THAT DISNEY MIGHT NOT TELL YOU
Okay so Disney World has a long never ending list of shit you can get termed for. Unfortunately, they don’t really tell you all of it and some DCPers had to find out the hard way that some things they thought they were allowed to do, were not okay. Aside from the obvious underage drinking type ones, ill tell you guys the not-so-obvious ones too, so you can make sure you don’t make a mistake that can cost you your program.
FYI: THESE ARE NOT ASSUMPTIONS OR JUST “SHIT I HEARD.” these are actual reasons, that people i actually know, actually got termed for.
1. CALLING IN AND GOING TO THE PARKS.
This is one of the main reasons people get termed. There are two types of call-ins; Sick or Personal. Some locations say you can go to the parks if you call in personal, some locations say you can’t go to the parks no matter what kind of call-in you make. I don’t think anyone even knows for sure, but I’ve seen people get in trouble either way. DO NOT use your cast member ID for ANYTHING if you call-in. You can’t get into the parks from backstage if you call-in. And your locations WILL check. You CAN go to downtown Disney, just be sure not to use your ID number for any discounts. You can show them your ID if it’s a third party store (like the harley davidson store, or one of the non disney clothes stores) but don’t use it at a store that sells disney merch that disney cast members work at.
2. GETTING CAUGHT UNDERAGE DRINKING
Okay, this is the actual main reason people get termed. If you’re going to drink underage, you better be smart about it. DO NOT let anyone take pictures of you holding ANY type of drink or with ANY type of drink in the picture. My first program they called 16 of us into the housing office because someone saw a picture on Facebook of one of my friends with a box of beer in the background of his picture. We all would have gotten termed but he took the blame for it and went home instead. I’ve had friends who had snapchats of them drinking screenshotted and shown to Disney. You can’t trust none of these hoes. Don’t let people take pictures of you no matter how on point your outfit looks. Also, don’t stumble into your apartment complex obviously shitfaced. I had a friend get termed for this too.
3. USING A PARENTS CREDIT CARD TO BUY MERCHANDISE
This one is fucked up because if your parents come visit and you want to buy merchandise with your discount, you CAN NOT let a cashier see you take the money or credit card from your parents hand. A friend of mine bought over $1000 worth of merchandise, the cashier saw him get a credit card from his mom and wrote down his ID number and he was termed the next day. He didn’t even realize he was doing something wrong. Make sure you get the credit card or money from your parents before you go into the store.
4. FAILING BACKGROUND CHECK
If you lie about being convicted of something or whatever on your initial application, and they find out when they run your background check, you will be termed the first day. Even if its something that happened a long time ago. Don’t lie!!
This one is fucked up too because I had no idea they could do this until it happened to my friend. The Disney housing security apparently smelled weed outside their doorway at 4am. They literally banged on the door at 4am and woke them all up. They then made all of the girls go into the living room while they rummaged through ALL OF THEIR SHIT IN THEIR BEDROOMS. I mean ALL of their shit including their underwear drawers . They can straight up violate your shit and look through whatever they want to look through. Its fucked up but they are allowed to do whatever they want. Just be careful.
6. POSTING SHIT ON THE INTERNET
Don’t post anything negative about your job, disney, a co-worker, a roommate, ANYTHING on the internet. Anyone can turn anything around and Disney literally shows no mercy. Don’t hashtag “disney problems” or anything. A friend of mine posted a meme with mickey mouse giving the middle fingers or some shit like that, and a co-worker of hers turned it around and said she posted it about her and she got termed. She later got un-termed because someone else stuck up for her and its a long story but just dont post stupid shit or anything negative about Disney on the internet. They have people whos literal JOB is to search the internet for shit like that and its really not worth it.
7. HAVING YOUR BLUE ID SHOWING ON STAGE
Do not EVER walk around the parks EVER with your Blue disney ID showing on your lanyard. If a manager or anyone sees this and is feeling extra asshole-ish that day, they can have you termed. (Managers are allowed to wear theirs, but if you see a fellow CP with theirs showing, be nice and tell them to put it away because sometimes people forget!)
8. USING BACKSTAGE ENTRANCES TO PLAY IN THE PARKS AS A GUEST
If you are going into the parks on your off-day, you are considered a guest and must enter and exit the same way the guests do. Technically. Most CPs don’t follow this rule. I got screamed at by Epcot security backstage for doing this, and YES it is grounds for termination, so be careful. If you end up getting caught, just say you worked earlier and changed so you can play in the parks, or you had to go to costuming, or your costume is in your locker and you’re changing for work.
9. SNEAKING PEOPLE IN
This one is obvious, if you get caught sneaking people into an apartment complex you will get termed, but the security guards DO do random trunk checks on occasion, so don’t put anyone in your trunk. Also, I heard my first program people got termed for going into the complex sitting in the bed of a truck, obviously not trying to sneak in.
10. HAVING ANOTHER JOB
Apparently you’re not allowed to have another job while you’re on the DCP. People still do it, just don’t post about it online anywhere.
11. MAINGATING PEOPLE IN AND THEN GOING HOME
If you use your maingate passes to get people into the parks, you’re supposed to stay with them. Disney has a creepy way of knowing if you stay with them or not. Don’t be obvious and let them in and walk in with them and then turn around and exit right away.
12. SELLING YOUR MAINGATES
I don’t know how the HELL my first program roommate got away with selling literally all of hers, but the amount of people that got caught selling theirs my second program was ridiculous.
13. WEARING YOUR NAMETAG OUTSIDE OF WORK
If you go out to eat or anything with co-workers after work, make sure you take your nametags off! You can get in troubsssss.
14. BEING A SHITTY WORKER
By this I mean, stay the fuck awake. If you fall asleep at work (Lifeguards, Attraction Tower positions, etc) You will get termed on the spot. Having your phone out at work too can get you termed on the spot. Also, my friend in QSFB was termed for LEANING ON THE COUNTER AND NOT SMILING although he was already in deep shit at his job and they hated him. Just be a good worker and if you’re not one, fake it.
If you fuck with the curfew rules, obviously you can get termed. Like if you are caught leaving Vista at 3am and you’re housing ID says patterson. Security doesnt really check when you’re walking out of the complex but just pretend youre on the phone so they don’t say anything to you.
16. TAKING TIPS AT WORK
Unless you’re housekeeping, you don’t get to keep any tippys. If you do and someone knows about it and rats you out, you’re done.
17. PUNCHING SOMEONE IN THE FACE OUTSIDE OF MY APARTMENT AT 2AM
Yep. Dont do that.
Thats all I can think of for now. Aside from the obvious attendance reprimand stuff, which can be slightly confusing SO if anyone has questions about that let me know!
hi ! i just changed phones and was wondering if i could like, transfer my account to my new phone? i checked the FAQ and there is a link for android users, but its dead??
🌠 Mod Todo
Yes, hello, this is Mod Todo and I’m here to aid~ .
1) If you wanna acess to the Tranferring Data pages the blue button is your guy.
2) Then you just say/click ‘YES’ in this little page of here.
3) And once you click the red button you reach this page, where all of the ‘Data Tranfering’ magic ™ happens. The first button basically takes you to the page where you get your ID and your password.
4) I had to censor both my own password and ID for obvious reasons but just basically copy what you can read in this two sections of here~ (tho’ it’s always better to take an screenshot of this things).
[ Now this is the moment where you close your game on your old phone and go to your new phone. You repeat the first two steps and click the SECOND button instead of the first one. ]
5) You’ll get into this page and you will just have to write both your ID and password and click SAVE (the red button).
Just let your new game download all of your Data back and you are done, have fun playing your game once again~ .
[Take in count that transferring your data from Android to IOS and viceversa will cause you to lose all of your enemy unit directories and all of your diamonds (so make sure you use all of them if you are transferring from a format to another one).]
Series Title: Politics (AU) Fandom: MCU Characters: Bucky Barnes x female!reader Warnings: Mild swearing/cursing Word Count: 1,397 Requested: By all of you to keep writing, so technically, yes xx Short Description of the story: Your father is running to be the state senator of New York City. James Barnes, your childhood nemesis, is an egotistical playboy who is the son of your father’s opponent. The both of you plan to make your fathers’ campaigns living hell together. Short Description of the chapter: Your plans to get the media’s attention by releasing a sex scandal with Bucky start to come together. You and Bucky go out together in public, only to argue about your high school lives in private.
Disclaimer: not my gif, I have never seen “Political Animals”, which I know Sebastian Stan appears in as an important character, so this isn’t based on Political Animals
[Y/N] = your first name [L/N] = your last name
A few days after your father’s event, you and Bucky met up one more time. Bucky had left an anonymous tip to the paparazzi that you and Bucky would be meeting up in secret, allowing them to follow the both of you there. You were wearing a very 70s inspired outfit, in a denim button up mini skirt, a long sleeved white top tucked into the skirt and a pair of tall, tan boots that reached just under your knee. It was just casual enough to pass for everyday wear, but it was a little more than you usually wore, so you knew that if the paparazzi got pictures of you and Bucky, they would comment on that.
“What do we do now?” You whispered to Bucky when the both of you were hoarded outside of a relatively private coffee shop in Manhattan. All of the reporters and photographers were making sure you couldn’t move from the crowd.
“Just follow my lead,” Bucky whispered back before taking your hand gently in his and starting to walk, acting like he was shielding you from the paparazzi and cameras. “Please respect our privacy!” he added loudly enough for them to hear. You had to hide your smirk, knowing that there would be plenty of speculation after the words fell from Bucky’s lips.
“Nicely done,” You complimented once the both of you were safely inside the coffee shop you had planned to meet up in. The both of you found a table near the far corner of the shop, as far away from the paparazzi outside as possible. “All right. So, what’s the game plan?” You questioned Bucky, who was looking at the menu in the café.
“Well, now we have their attention,” Bucky reminded you, a smirk on his lips. “We can release the pictures as we planned.” This made a little bit nervous. Bucky’s plan was to release intimate-looking pictures of the both of you on his Instagram, allowing some people to see it, take screenshots and so on, then delete the picture, acting like he had accidentally posted it publically instead of sending it to you. This would surely take all of the attention the press had away from your fathers’ campaigns.
“But, that means we have to physically take the pictures,” you stammered slightly.
Bucky raised an eyebrow. “You’re not chicken out now, are you?” he asked you, seeming like he genuinely thought you would. “We’ve barely even gotten started, Y/N.”
“Yeah,” you nodded. “I know. I’m not giving up, don’t worry yourself, Barnes.” You told him, trying to play it cool and as if you weren’t actually freaking out.”
He nodded back at you. “Good,” Bucky said before looking at your legs with a smirk. “I just love that skirt of yours.” He admitted, his eyes raking down the length of it.
You rolled your eyes. “Well, if you love it so much, you can borrow it some time.” You replied back sarcastically. “You do have the legs for it,” you added as a joke, making Bucky grin, before waving a waitress over.
I’ve only fantasia’d Imry once, for Halloween last year when she became Keten for a month. (used up my 2 free ones that way, because you do what you gotta for inv space.) I deal with the urge for change by just…making more alts. Or glamours. (it’s kinder to my irl wallet, at least.)
I think the only things I’ve changed apart from hairstyle have been adding more dramatic highlights, green lipstick (the default pink looked unnatural w green skin) and trying to figure out which color would make her freckles more noticeable. She’s always had the scar, though you can’t see it in the first few screenshots.
Everybody was doing it I wanted to be popular (I’m not as good as the girl that did it before but I’m trying xD Also I had problems with the website so I had to take screenshots instead of downloading this so…)
ow doesnt want me to take screenshots when im in chat apparently so i didnt capture all of this but this was after the first round and the one who had been playing reaper changed to reinhardt and told them to play reaper instead and it was the most pure interaction ive ever seen
My mouse was having an issue for a while where it double clicked when you just wanted to click once. So, in Dishonored, whenever I tried to aim blink there was a good chance it would register as a quick click instead of the button being held, resulting in many alerts, broken legs, and quickloads. I learned to aim at the ground I was standing on for a while before I got it fixed. I like to think Corvo had similar issues when first getting used to his powers.
(thats a screenshot of Daud, I know, but he’s doing the thing where Agility saves him from taking damage from a fall and his Mark glows briefly)
That sounds so bad. Corvo would definitely have a learning period where he would come back to the Hound Pits every day with a deadpan expression on his face while Cecelia and Emily fussed over his bruised and scratched knees & elbows, and torn & frayed clothing.
I had a problem with my mouse (which is a cheap gaming model that I barely use for gaming and mostly use for broswing the internet these days) in that pressing down the mouse wheel wouldn’t open up the power wheel. I changed the keybinding to [Tab] and let me tell you, THAT little change is freakin’ amazing. It’s actually easier to move the cursor around if your finger isn’t holding down the mouse wheel the whole time.
At first I was going to draw Dorian as a vampire using the Dracula Untold wallpaper as reference, but ended up with the Necro passive Simulacrum spell effect instead. I had to kill Dorian to take a screenshot of what it looked like when the spell triggered…sorry Dorian >.<
I remember seeing repeatedly from ant1s that we need to understand where they are coming from with how 0tayur1 makes them uncomfortable or squicks them out, but then they don't take the time to understand where WE are coming from when we explain why we ship 0tayur1, also inserting our own experiences in dating nice people with similar age gap as Yur1 and 0tab3k and instead push those experiences to the side since they believe it's invalid. It's why I can never sympathize with these people.
Dude like… your ask is not even an exaggeration. One “conversation” I had with an ant1 went pretty much exactly like that. And I’m gonna post screenshots because they blocked me anyway and I don’t care anymore
I told them “your experiences are valid” multiple times, and they basically replied “uM YOU JUST INVALIDED MY EXPERIENCES!!1!” And I was like “no… I didn’t??”
No matter how many times shippers say, “Look. We get it. You had a bad experience with an upperclassman once. Your friend dated an asshole 18 year old who took advantage of them. Your feelings are valid, that situation was awful, and we’re sorry that happened to you. However, other people have good, positive experiences in similar relationships with that age gap. So we just ask that you understand our side as well.”
And they just close their eyes and plug their ears like “LA LA LA I’M NOT LISTENING TO PEDO APOLOGISTS!!”
There’s no trying to talk sense into these people, they are just beyond reasoning with.
Post: Your most recent selfie, your lock screen, your home screen, and your most recent song.
Tagged by @tiffotcf and @sukarreto-chan (thanks to you guys I had to look up on the internet how to take a screenshot on my phone… yeah I’m lame like that)
I never take selfies so I didn’t have one, I used the only recent picture of me there was on my phone instead. As for the rest, you can see I have pictures of my girls on every screen!
And for the most recent song I listened to:
Yeah, my age is showing! But I don’t care and this is a really good song, youngings!
(And now I’ll hide the fact that this single post took me an hour because I had no idea how to do this, and I also had to use canva to put the pics together and it made my computer crash and technology hates me)
@seruspica@chris-kurt-gleek4ever - yes there is a glitch of some sort! the screenshots i took are of the main page, my favorites and the actual mp100 chapter update page. for some reason you had to go looking around for todays update instead of it being shown to you the first time around.
just to double check about the daily thursday update i went to my favorites as plan B and then it worked out taking that route! thank goodness i went back to make sure because if i didn’t, there would be no raws update post or they would have been super late…. either way i’m so glad there is a chapter!
A new season f anime has started and there’s SO MUCH STUFF. So here’s a quick (or not so quick) run-down of the stuff I sampled and the best and worst premieres of the season. Also I have a lot of feelings about the Drag Race finale but I decided to Kontrol Myself and will post about it later. Worst to best, y’all know the drill.
First quickly, I’m still watching Saiki Kusuo because it’s comedy gold, and I’ve picked up Nobunaga no Shinobi (cute and funny!) Sengoku Chojuu Giga (funny and super obscure!) Bernard Jou Iwaku (funny and too real!) and I’m not sure about Kiitaro Shonen yet (ep 2 was super gross)
Most of the shows I’m dropping I might have been willing to give them a second chance if they came out on a not-so-busy day, but all of them happen to be weekend shows and weekends are fucking packed. But the best stuff of the season actually comes out during the week which is fucking brilliant since I can watch it as soon as it comes out yesssss.
(self explanatory. Also no screenshots for the losers)
Bloodivores: Maaan this shit didn’t even manage to be
funny bad. It was just incompetently written bad. And boring. The first half is
an extended bank-robbery sequence that somehow manages to be a snoozefest. The
character designs are uninspired. Everything that happens is so contrived,
everything is forced so the plot can get from point A to point B, you can
literally see the writers in the background going “how do I justify this
absolutely nonsensical turn of events… let’s just have this guy take off his
mask for no reason!. They ALMOST had me at the end, at least piqued my interest
enough to watch episode two, and then they were so tremendously stupid to ruin that
with the worst use of a preview that I’ve ever seen. Apparently, being terrible
is about the only thing all of these Anime-for-the-Chinese-market have in
common. Really makes me wonder if this kind of things actually hit there (then
again, they ate up Transformers 4 and Warcraft, so I guess anything’s
possible?). Insta-drop. Also, the
main dude’s hacking software is literally called HACK!!! I mean…
Matoi the Sacred Slayer: Very confusing direction and
narrative, the episode feels very flat and boring and there are way too many
jokes about dudes leering over the blond bombshell girl. I kind of liked Matoi
and her dynamics with Yuma, and I also kind of liked the policeman-dad. I was
willing to give it an extra episode to grab my interest, but the last few
minutes with the “joke” about the dad groping his daughter, and that
“hilarious” scene of Matoi detransforming to find herself naked in
the woods buried any interest I may have had for it. Another insta-drop.
Occultic;Nine: Look, just call me when the show is over and
tell me if underneath those gross booballoons and twenty billion “the main
character is a pervert” jokes there’s something good going on, cos it looks
like there could be, but I’m not gonna subject myself to that disgusting
character design and male gaze framing unless I have a guarantee that it’ll be
worth it. Insta-drop. The
animation’s pretty swell, but not worth getting those monstrosities smushed in
front plane every five minutes.
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda: So the first part, where Kae is
very fat and has Fat Voice TM (gross Japan, you’re gross) is very annoying to
watch. Then after she becomes “beautiful” (you’re really gross Japan) and
magically all the boys fall in love with her it’s just eye-roll worthy and
terribly boring. The guys are terrible, who’d want to date those assholes that
only see her after she loses weight? And they have literally no chemistry?
Girls, date a guy (or a gal, or a person) with whom you’re not afraid to share
your hobbies. If you think he/she/they will hate you because of your hobbies,
don’t waste time on that. Look at this 24 year old virgin giving dating advice,
ha ha!Insta-drop and hoping some of
Junko’s much superior actual BL stuff gets animated next time.
Trickster: I tried reaaaally hard to like this one but
it’s so tryhard and nonsensical it failed to grab me in every possible way. It
started bad with that monologue that reminded me of Divine Gate. A million
tales have been done about immortals that crave death (including NanaTai’s Ban,
and that was a story told in like half an episode and still way more competent
and compelling than this. Ban’s story is so understated and yet super
tragically beautiful ;—-;). The rest of the characters are walking archetypes
that also manage to be insufferable, and the mysteries are super bland and
uncreative. I gave it two episodes, but I’m done with it. There’s too many
amazing stuff this season to waste time waiting to see if this one gets better Dropped
Long Riders: Give me a Y! Give me an A! Give me a W! Give
me a N! What does it say?! YAWN!!! Seriously, this was so terribly boring. The
fucking episode just never ended, it felt like it lasted three hours. Also, as
someone who bikes every day, there were so many unrealistic details that killed
it for me. Like how Ami who’d never ridden a bike before was a master at it
from the start –it took me two or three days just to get the hang of it, and
maybe a month before I was confident enough to go out to the city with it-. She
claimed she was scared of the big bikes because she feared she would fall, but
somehow was okay with one that had an equally high seat and just smaller tires?
Her massive girl-boner for that butt ugly foldable bike is ridiculous and at
times even uncomfortable to watch. And since the one she got is cheapass,
there’s no way that’s gonna be good for long distances. Something that really
bothered me was that we’re shown the girls going uphill, but novice Ami never
comments on the added difficulty. They also set on a 40 Km journey with just
one bottle of water for both of them? Good luck with that gals. But really, the worst part of it was that it
bored me to death and I found Ami insufferable. When will I get a decent girl
sports show that’s actually about competitive sports-ing and not cute girls doing
cute things that happen to be kinda sportsy? Insta-drop
Tiger Mask W: I don’t know what to make of this show. I
feel if I could appreciate its brand of camp I would enjoy it more, but as it
is it just feels like something that could be pretty fun but doesn’t manage to
work for me. It just feels dull, and as predicted, the animation is poop. The
characters are super flat so I don’t feel invested. I don’t think I’m gonna
keep watching it, I’ll check episode 3, but it’ll have to show the best possible
cards to grab my interest. The fact that it’s a weekend show makes its standing
in the list even flimsier.
Girlish Number: This one wasn’t even on my radar because the
title sounds stupid (I’m serious, I didn’t even watch Tiger & Bunny when it
was airing because stupid title and then it turned out to be one of my fave
anime ever, I’m super judge-an-animu-by-its-cover), but since I heard
surprisingly good things about it I decided to check it out. It wasn’t as
cutting and cynical as I wanted it to be, the character designs are suuuuper
uninspired, and I didn’t laugh as much as I expected given the type of series,
but a show that takes jabs at otaku LNs is a good show in my book, so I’m ready
to give it another chance. I just don’t feel like it’s gonna be able to keep me
interested and I already have too much on my plate to be waiting for a meh show
to realize its full potential.
forgot to take a screenshot cos the day it aired all I was thinking was how I
was gonna rewatch the superior Wednesday anime later)
Mahou Shoujou Ikusei Keikaku: I’d give this show the award of
“Showing your cards too soon” of the season. It already had enough creepy
factor without the edgelord bloodbath opening scene, and I think it would’ve
been way more effective –especially with the events of episode 2- if they’d
left it as a seemingly cutesy magical girl show for a bit longer. Instead, they
were too desperate to make sure the audience know this was a seriously serious
dark edgy show ok, no cutesy PreCure no guys, this is serious and dark and edgy
etc etc. As far as Madoka ripoffs go, you could do way worse than Ikusei
Keikaku (for example, you could do Daybreak Illusion lmao does anyone remember
that bullshit), but I doubt it’s really gonna end up shining in the end. I’ll
keep watching for now, but can’t say I’m too invested. I’m in fact partially
hoping it’ll turn into garbage hatewatch material along the way
DAYS: This is currently the closest I have to
hatewatch material, so I’m unlikely to drop it at this point, but who knows, I
don’t put it beyond these writers to make me actually dread the act of watching
it. But okay writers, you can have your bullshit Tsukushi bullshit (yes, I said
bullshit twice), just give me some Mizuki and we’re good, seriously, just give
me enough Mizuki loserness and you have me. At least now I understand why MAPPA
didn’t put any money into this, and I’m glad they instead decide to focus their
resources in the superior sports show of the season (y’all probably already
know what I’m talking about :D)
screenshot because I’m lazy)
shows I’m enjoying, but I don’t feel antsy about not watching the new episode
the moment it comes out.
Nanbaka: This is a show that’s hard to sell because
it’s very dumb and has no substance whatsoever and it’s kinda tryhard with its
comedy and style, but it somehow works? I think this show is the embodiment of
something that’s hard to recommend because even if it works for me, I’ve a
feeling that wouldn’t be the case for most people. But I like it! I think the
jailbreak sequence at the start of the episode was great! And I’m growing to
like the characters very fast, especially Hajime no of course it’s unrelated to
my crush on iwa-chan the perfect man, what are you talking about. I hope it
stays funny and fresh, but I’m not very confident that they’ll pull it off tbh.
Magic-Kyun Renaissance: This is actually way better than
it has any right to be? I was very positively surprised by that? It’s probably
one of the best UtaPri ripoffs we’ve gotten in a while tbh. At least so far,
it’s definitely shaping up to be more KamiAso than it is Amnesia, so that’s a
bonus. Visually it’s also very beautiful, and I am particularly in love with
the Spanish architecture references (I was in Seville and Barcelone in April
and suddenly BAM Seville and Barcelone were in my animu). There’s the super
ridiculous fact that “magic art” is basically plain ole’ art but with kira
kiras, which is a little disappointing but also kinda histerical. And of
course, because you gotta sell those character CDs, they have the calligraphy
dude sing a song for no reason, which is terrible and also funny, you can
literally taste the production committee wondering how to market terrible
seiyuu songs and it was great.
Shuumatsu no Izetta: Two episodes in this still has massive
potential to be great, but also massive potential to be 100% certified garbage.
Finé is a great protagonist and a strong heroine, so I’d be willing to go on
the journey with her, but the male-gazey camera is putting me off. The
animation is great and I’m not entirely opposed to the yuribait (which won’t
amount to jack because Japan), but the fact that as soon as episode 2 Finé is
already out of commission is worrying. I’m not even that bothered by the very
obvious phallic witch-flying-on-a-bazooka but there’s that nagging feeling that
it’s gonna go to shitland eventually. Hoping it won’t be the case.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Tekketsu Orphans: So I was very lukewarm to this show
by the time S1 ended because it felt like all of its promise had gone off the
window, but they seem to be going back to that in this season premiere, with
the issues of child soldiers and whatnot. I won’t lie, I actually felt a chill
when the narration explained that part. We’re 26 episodes in and I’m still not
sure of what’s the purpose of Gjallarhorn and I’ve had the ugly feeling that
Orga’s gonna die eventually, but for some reason these two episodes got me
excited all over again, so for the time being I’ll let Mari Okada fool me for
at least five episodes or more. I feel the show doesn’t have a clear direction
on where it’s going now, but I’m hoping it’ll figure itself out or make
OrgaMika canon, whichever works.
Flip Flappers: This show has so much potential! The animation and visual style is so beautiful and unique! It has that special fairy-tail quality that makes it feel innocent, but with a teeny hint of something more. It doesn’t abuse exposition which is great! The reason it’s relatively low on my list is the unsettling focus on Papika’s torn clothes, and that gross molestation robot, like really show, you’re already fine, you don’t need that garbage, please stop it and focus on your artistic potential thanks
These are shows that I find super entertaining but just not super outstanding. Let’s call them high quality popcorn entertainment (is that eve an actual expression in English, I’m honestly not sure)
Uta no Prince-sama Legend Star: I was falling out of love with UtaPri during S3, but the final episode had renewed my hopes for the franchise and this new season premiere (and the Quartet Night episode) didn’t disappoint! It continues to test the limits of permissible stupidity and still comes out on top, which I find commendable. Also one of my life-long UtaPri wishes has finally come true: They’re not giving away the final performance in the ending!! Now I just hope they decide to go back to 2D animation for the dancing, the 4tet Night and HEAVENS choreographies show they still have it in them. Also I love the twist of the collab between STARISH and HEAVENS, since I was worried about how they were gonna make those boys likable characters (something they already somewhat achieved with 4tet Night). The new songs so far have been pretty okay compared to S3, so I’m hopeful, though I doubt we’ll ever get something as good as Orange Rhapsody.
3-gatsu no Lion: Okay, maybe this is the exact opposite of popcorn entertainment, but hear me out. I didn’t even know what it was gonna be about going in, so learning it’s about shogi was very exciting since I love shows about this kind of things (Hikaru no Go and Rakugo Shinjuu are both shows I adore). Visually it’s stunning, maybe a bit overstated at times and I think there’s like so much potential here for a powerful emotional story about depression. But I’m also reserving my excitement because both Simbo and the mangaka are creators I’m not a big fan of, so the chances of getting tired of it fast are high. Also, there was something about the female characters that sorta kinda didn’t work for me so I’m… waiting. Hopeful, but cautious (there seems to be a lot of stuff like that in this list)
Classicaloid: I won’t say I’m not slightly disappointed with this show because I kinda am, but it’s not life-crushing disappointment just yet. The show is certainly more childish than I expected it to be, and they’ve already beat the gyoza joke dead, which is sad because the opening half-minute or so is just absolutely brilliant, and the MUSIQUE moment is 100% undiluted fun, but the main girl is a little bit obnoxious and I’m not quite understanding the plot. It is also grating that neither the Classicaloids or the people around them know about their historical counterparts, as if they didn’t exist in this universe, and that’s disappointing because rehashing of historical figures is way more exciting if they connect them to their real life personas. We’ll see where it goes. Who knows maybe it’ll pull a Thunderbolt Fantasy on us and become super ridiculously fun down the way. Just cut it down on the gyoza jokes.
ALL-OUT!: Well, this one’s off to a pretty good start! While I didn’t lovelovelove it, I thought it was fun and cool. The main two guys get a little grating in episode two, but I already like the team dynamics and the diversity of body types. I don’t know a single thing about rugby, so this could become interesting. It definitely has that Yowapeda-ish feel to the whole thing, fun, silly, but with really exciting matches. I feel like they showed their cards to soon with Iwashimizu’s tragic backstory, but I kinda understand why they did it, to give us the cliffhanger in episode 2, so I’ll be looking forward to see his character pull through this one. I also already really like the senpai with the awful hair (this is where you ask: which one because everyone has awful hair lmao). Nothing groundbreaking, but cool enough to keep my interest.
Drifters: I actually wasn’t expecting much from this one ‘cos I’m kinda over Kouta Hirano but it was really cool? It probably won’t work much for anyone who isn’t a worthless Sengoku otaku, because then most of the jokes and drama will fly over your head, but I enjoyed it! It’s a gratuitously violent schlock, but it basically looks like it’s gonna have cool fights and useless historical trivia, so it’s right up my alley. I particularly liked the nuanced portrayal of Nobunaga and this dude from the Genpei wars is super cute lmao (men in ponytails y’all…). So yeah, I’m really into it so far. I’ve no idea where it’s going but so far it hits the right spots for me so I’m excited to tag along.
Bungou Stray Dogs: This one’s on the edge of this section and the top section. These premiere episodes have been so much what I always wanted this show to be that I’m super excited to see where it will go. The twist at the end of episode two was only partially predictable, and while at first I was wondering how they’d connect it to the American writers that are supposed to be the focus of this season, all my concerns have been dissipated. It definitely feels that they’re going in a more serious direction for this second cour and I’m super pumped for it. I’m guessing the flashback will end next week when the fallout of ep 2 probably drives Dazai away from the Port Mafia. So so so excited for this one.
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari: Maaaan the Barakamon vibes I’m getting from this. I don’t even know how to explain how much this works for me. I love the visuals, the character designs, the little hints at character and drama that we’ve gotten, everything just works for me perfectly. The melancholic flashbacks to the MC’s childhood and that sense of nostalgia and loss was heart-wrenchingly beautiful. I just want to eat up all of this show and then some, it’s just so far everything I wanted it to be since I first read the synopsis.
Touken Ranbu Hanamaru: I was 100% ready to be horribly disappointed with this one and I’m certain a lot of people were but I loved it? It gave me more than I expected? I think my only grief is that they spend most of the time in the work clothes, and I wish they’d wear their elaborate beautiful costumes more. I wasn’t aware that these swords were supposed to belong to historical characters, and the first two episodes gave me everything a worthless rekijo like me could’ve ever dreamed of. The Oda Nobunaga episode in particular was beautiful, I just love that kind of nuanced reinterpretation of the character and how they portrayed his troubled relationship with his swords. I’m also already shipping the Okita Souji swords OTL. Hope the Date Masamune sword gets any sort of character development because even my friends call me a worthless Date Masamune otaku (one of these days I’m gonna take pictures of all my Date Masamune merch just to prove that point)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable: The last cour of this awesome JoJo is upon us and it continues to be fun, cool, with great animation and striking visuals and just all around hilarious. I’ve not much more to say other than I continue to enjoy it immensely and it’s still one of my favorite shows every week. Loving the development we got for Rohan recently and the very clever (lol) use of Crazy Diamond (fuck your copyright) in the last episode.
Fune wo Amu: The last show to premiere this season, and it’s a pain to find it because Amazon made that bullshit deal with noitaminA only to sit on those licenses apparently. It was one of my most anticipated shows of the season and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The topic is unique, and hard to sell (a show about dictionaries?!) but I like the idea of subverting the notion about dictionaries being boring and delving into what the process of making one entails –something I’d never really give much thought to-. The character animation is wonderful and it already shows a lot of promise. Also kudos because a show with adult protagonists is a good thing on principle alone (and we have a good handful of those this season). I’m super intrigued to see where they’ll take this one.
Natsume Yuujichou Go: Natsume has been the reigning emperor of iyashikei yokai anime and if any if you had ever forgotten that, it’s finally back to remind you of it. If I understand correctly this will be the final season? (someone who knows better could enlighten me), and if that’s the case then it means we’re on to learn way more about Reiko’s story who even after 4 seasons remains shrouded in mystery. These two episodes take us right back into it, simple, sweet, quiet and heartwrenching, all the things Natsume does best. Excitement isn’t the right word for this kind of show, but I’m definitely happy to have this wonderful show back one last time and to continue to watch Natsume himself grow.
Extremely High Priority
For the first time in a while I had to create a new category because the amount of love I feel for these shows can’t even begin to be explained. But that won’t be of any surprise for anyone who follows my blog.
Haikyuu!! Karasuno vs Shiratorizawa: Do I even need to explain why I love this show so much? How amazing the characterization is? How cool the animation? How exciting the games? How deeply well executed the emotional beats? I was swooning over Nishinoya for the entirety of these two episodes, and dying for the bits of Tsukki that we’ve gotten, since I know how much he’ll grow during the game. And they’re already doing such a good job at slowly building the Shiratori guys’ personalities. The new OP and ED are SO GOOD. We’re getting Miracle Boy Satori next week and my blood is pumping!
Yuri!!! On ICE: I was so worried about this. I’d been so hyped about it because the PV was so beautiful and the teaser of the opening had sent my heart soaring and I was just so afraid that it wouldn’t live up to my expectation, but it lived up to them and surpassed them and crushed them and seriously I have never been so completely obliterated by a show so quickly. I can’t even describe it. It is gorgeously animated, and it is so emotionally on point, the character animation and body language is so fluid and detailed and there’s just so much even in such a short amount of time I’ve found myself rewatching the episodes over and over. This is sublime and magnificent and I’d sell my soul for this show without hesitation. Is it Wednesday yet.
And that’s the season my friends. I’m so so so excited for all of it! I feel this year has been full of good anime and each season gets progressively better than the previous one (lmao remember winter when we had this one absoutely world-stopping magnificent show and everything else was super meh?)
What are ya’ll watching? Think I’m missing out on something? Any show you expected that disappointed you? Any show that surprised you for good or bad? Anyone willing to answer these questions or am I doomed to eternal silence? Since my Yuri on Ice excitement has garnered me around 50 followers (woah) hopefully y’all are excited to see gay skating take over my blog for the next three months :D
I See a Lot of Myself in You: A Reflection of Ourselves in Korra's Hero Journey [submission]
Preface: A quick shout-out to lokgifsandmusings and queertoonqueertoons, whose meta inspired me to write this. Before we begin I highly recommend you read or revisit lokgifs’ essay Running With Subtext to give context to the concept of Korra’s queer coding. See also the follow-up here. And if you haven’t read ‘Dear Bryke’, by queertoons, what are you doing with your life?
Four weeks before the Legend of Korra finale aired I told my parents I was bisexual. I had a dialogue planned in my head so that I could get out what I needed to say without shakily stumbling over scary words like ‘bi’ and ‘girls’. All things considered, it went well. What I hadn’t planned for was how emotional voicing thoughts that had been cooped up inside my head for years would be — it had taken me until I was almost 22 to be sure enough to say it. But the moment the words ‘not one-hundred-percent straight’ slipped from between my lips I burst into tears, taking not just my parents but myself aback.
I hadn’t expected to cry. In fact, I’d expected to feel relieved. Wasn’t this supposed to generate some form of closure? I thought I would feel more confident. I thought a weight would lift from my chest. Instead, I felt scared. This was real now.
The catharsis I had no idea I needed didn’t come until December 19th.
As my tumblr feed exploded with the glorious golden-yellow screenshot that was Korra’s finale, I felt less angry about the major spoilers and more relieved, in fact genuinely awestruck, at what I was seeing. I was only partway through Book Three at the time and hadn’t even realised I was following any Korra fans on tumblr yet, but the news had brought everyone out of the woodwork. Not long later, Bryan’s infamous post found its way onto my dash.
Korrasami is canon.
I could continue, but the rest of the story is the same for almost all of us who relate positively in any way shape or form to queerness. The hours and weeks that followed the canonical verification of what was once a far-reaching femslash crack ship brought a wave of feelings, included but not limited to pure joy, disbelief, triumphant satisfaction, validation, and even a degree of new-found confidence in my own identity. What I’d like to focus on for the rest of this essay is Korra’s hero journey; how she subverts this hero journey and foreshadows her own queerness, while preemptively reflecting mine.