i know this feeling

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Did I avoid my studying responsibilities just to draw them– yes; am I ashamed of myself–honestly yes

Hello yes my heart is ready to be taken

Ai Yazawa End-of-Book Notes 1-21

So at the end of every volume of NANA, Ai Yazawa has a brief paragraph about the manga or just some introspection about her life. They give great insight into the series and I think only a few are found on the scans of NANA online, so I thought I’d share them all!

Volume 1

The creator, Ai Yazawa, told us, “I created this story so that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone and, at the same time, have a complete ending that could be connected to an ongoing series.  I hope you’ll look forward to the future of the two Nanas!”

Volume 2

A note from Ai Yazawa: “I had thought that if the two Nanas met each other, they would probably be constantly fighting, but they seem oddly friendly.  What’s up with that?!  It’s one of me (not so) seven wonders (ha-ha).”

Volume 3

Since childhood, the artists I’ve looked up to haven’t been writers and illustrators, but mostly musicians.  Music provides me the most emotional effect and excitement.  If there was no music, I don’t think my creative juices would boil.  Music is that important to my life.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 4

I realized one day that there are hit songs with the same names as the main female characters, NANA, JUNKO, and SACHIKO (the kanji for JUNKO is different, though).  It’s not that big a deal, but I sometimes just hum the melodies longingly.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 5

In the initial drafts, Nana’s band was a rockabilly band like the Stray Cats.  But due to various circumstances, I didn’t keep it that way.  But if they were rockabilly, Ren, Nobu and Shin would have had pompadours.  And Yasu too?

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 6

When I was a child, I used to take piano lessons.  Even after I stopped taking lessons, I bought sheet music I liked and continued playing.  I’ve had my hands full for several years now, but one of these days I’d like to learn how to play jazz piano, which I’ve wanted to do for years now.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 7

I had an opportunity to interview a group of professional musicians.  I showered them with questions, but they answered willingly, and it was very helpful.  I was having problems balancing the fictional world of manga-like simplicity and gorgeousness with a sense of reality.  But I realized again that what’s important is the humanity of the characters.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 8

When I was in high school, there was a cool girl in my class who was a lone wolf.  I was really into a foreign New Romantic-type band then, and when she asked me one day, “Do you want to go to their concert together?” I was overwhelmed.  My heart fluttered more than when I was with my boyfriend (☺).  Have you had a Hachiko experience like that?  - Ai Yazawa

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People around me constantly say that I’m not a burden but in the next breath they are talking about how much they do for me and how I should automatically be willing to do whatever they ask of me because of it. If I don’t want to they perceive me as an ingrate, if I do I feel like I am being told that I have to do what they ask of me to deserve assistance. 

anonymous asked:

Hey, we could donate some $$ for that mod. It's no different than donating money on nexus. That modder would get their money either way~ but this time it's for a specific mod.

I mean on one hand that is extremely kind of you, but on the other…
I would have to find a modder who has the skills, who takes commissions and is easy to work with. Then I would have to work together with them to make sure that the mod is exactly like I imagined. (I’m pretty anal about this. I’m all for artistic freedom when it comes to fanart and commissions but a follower mod would be different.) If he’s a voiced companion, I’d have to find a good voice actor. All of this takes a huge amount of time and effort, even if I’m only surveying the process of making the mod.

Maybe I’ll offer it as a Patreon goal? Cam’s familiar with modding and he could learn to make a basic Buttons companion, we just need to allocate our resources :P That way if you wanted to make it happen, you could support the comics we make instead of the mod directly, and still get the companion mod.
idk, I’ll think about it because I would too kill for a Buttons follower for myself!

anonymous asked:

Im sad because my best friends who i met because of undertale never really talk anymore, for many reasons, i suppose... but i just kinda feel more alone in the fandom as of late. Ive also fallen head first into a beautiful relationship and am afraid to tell them about it. I just... don't know what to do. Theyre very important to me but im terrified they dont want to hear from me. I just... guess i needed to vent. Sorry.

((There’s no need to apologise anon, I’m glad you feel safe enough to come here with this. Sometimes people drifting apart can just happen, and it really, truly sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that, but at the same time if this relationship is something that makes you happy, and you think they care about you still, then I’m almost positive that they would enjoy hearing that you have such a wonderful thing happening.))

i’ve been missing my ex like crazy for days now and i haven’t told him but we’ll still snapchat about regular friendly things and this missing you feeling is EATING ME ALIVE. i don’t wanna be weak. i don’t wanna miss him this much. do i really miss him? or do i just miss the feelings?

I think in Dragon Age 2 Merrill or Fenris (I really don’t remember, and maybe it was in a DLC, but I think it was one of these two) mentions at some point that a big Arlathvhen is going to happen soon-ish somewhere in the Dales (I could be mistaken though).

Anyway though: if there was one relatively shortly before the events of Inquisition (maybe particularly the clans coming together to discuss the upcoming Conclave and the Mage-Templar conflict, maybe already planning to send at least one of their own to spy on the event), it could mean that Lavellan most likely was in the Dales before. And even if not I’ll just adapt it as a headcanon because I think it would be at least somewhat logical. And it would also fit with the Arlathvhen being hold about every 10 years. I think there was one shortly before Origins (so probably 9:28 or 9:29) and this one would then maybe take place inbetween 9:38 and 9:40, roughly 10 years after the last one.

Now I had to imagine Tamlen (my Tamlen Lavellan, just for clarity’s sake) returning to the Dales with the Inquisition later. Maybe the Arlathvhen took place in the Emerald Graves or the Exalted Plains, because both places are so important and significant in Dalish history. Meeting in the place where they once were defeated and had their final stand against the humans, to now again come together because an important event is about to happen that might change Thedas future forever. This meeting is before the Civil War in Orlais starts, so while the Dales of course are under human control they are still in a more or less peaceful state. It would pain Tamlen to see the Andraste statues and all the reminders of the Dalish elves’ biggest defeat, the human settlements, sure. But I can only imagine to how it must have felt to return only a few years later to the same place in the Exalted Plains, the remaining trees burned down, the smell of death and decay in the air, human soldiers everywhere fighting each other and destroying yet another piece of land that once was given to and belonged to his ancestors. Yet another instance of humans taking whatever they want and then destroying it and whatever history it might bear - because who cares, since it’s “only” elven history. I think a journey to the Dales is always bittersweet and possibly also painful for a Dalish, seeing what they lost in a stupid conflict so long ago and still couldn’t reclaim, being reminded that they still couldn’t find a new home for their people, and that they’re still not welcome in their own lands. But then additionally seeing everything destroyed or under so much human influence and affected by the Civil War as the Dales are during the time of Inquisition… it must be heartbreaking to see.

At first Tamlen would just be shocked to see the Exalted Plains’ current state, but very soon the first shock would turn into anger, the anger of thousands years of oppression that just doesn’t seem to come to an end.

anonymous asked:

!! extra gif for the fanservice vs. genuine post: namjooun,tumblr,com/post/118379878524/jimin-your-feelings-are-showing-x

THIS,, look at the way his face drops :’’( 

Hey, to continue on the fanservice post, what do you think about the ji/kook moment on vlive? Tbh I think it was fanservice; jimin knows he’s on camera and jungkook does too. I don’t think it’s something as genuine as yoongi trying to hold jimin’s hand or jimin wanting to hold his face. What do you think? -a new ym lover

i think out of all the members jimin does couple fsv most with kook, but i also think it’s mainly because he adores him and likes to tease him especially on camera,, i think that moment was just jimin teasing him like he does instead of being actual fsv but remember that not everything they do tgt is with romantic/fsv-ey intentions lmao