i was going to submit this but it needed to be a photoset

Rollercoaster of Emotion : A Keyakizaka Story

The “Republic of Keyakizaka” concert took place the week end of 22-23 July, in FujiQ conifer forest. With a schedule matching mine, i had the privilege to attend the two days full of keyakizaness, from unique scenery inside the park to the sharp performance of the girls. I will attempt to bring as much anecdote from the inside as i can, and yes there’s a lot of things to say!

The concert took place near the popular attraction park FujiQ Highland.

Getting tickets as a foreigner might be an hassle. I had to create a Rakuten account, an EMTG account, have a credit card that works, a japanese phone number and address. You can get the last two by submitting to tenso, a japanese service specialized in shipping Japanese goods. After that, it was first come first served so web servers were saturated from fans multiple connections, disabling the service for those who have poor internet. Fortunately the venue capacity was big (12 000 seats) and some gave up because the venue was too far from tokyo (2 hours from bus/3 from train). 6 hours after the start of the selling, i managed to buy 2 tickets (i didn’t choose seats). Something hard, was also to book a bus ( most japanese fans rushed to this service as well) and all hotel were book. I got lucky to find a very affordable airbnb (guesthouse online service) and managed to secure a super early Bus from tokyo to the venue. Vacations were finally starting!

A sneak peek of the queuing line for Keyakizaka goods. There’s three of them.

There’s a reason i wanted to come early: exclusive goods! I wasn’t satisfied with the towel available on the official online store, but the one sold at the venue was a real “coup de coeur”. Hirate Yurina being a very popular member, i didn’t wanted to face a sold-out situation. I arrived at 10AM and the show started at 5PM(afternoon). But there was already a massive line worth 1.5 hours! Easy to tell that Goods are really popular items of collection. I thought i was going to wait in hellfire, but weather was cloudy and the forest around were kind of absorbing the heat. Also we were waiting below the fujiyama rollercoaster so it was fun to see people getting scared 60m above our line. What surprised me was how disciplined fans were : patiently waiting their turn, and quickly purchasing their goods. What looked really long actually moved quite fast. Aki-p was also prepared : there was a huge amount of package behind the selling staff to fulfill everyone’s otaku needs. Thumbs up for japanese neat organization!

Exclusive goods were affordable and high quality.

i was positively surprised at the goods prices. 3000Y 100% cotton T shirts, 3000Y lighsticks and 2000Y the god of items, the oshi towel. Aside from the oshi towel, the biggest value for me was the exclusive fanclub keyakizaka bandana (the one on my bag) with the unbeatable price of 300Y. There was also this 4500Y exclusive T shirt with handmade blazer “humility, kindness, bond” but i skipped due to budget reasons. The highlight was also keyakizaka photoset : for 1000Y, they give you a set of 5 random pictures, either from special silent majority (kohaku version) to futari season (gold uniform). I had a good pull with yuipon, moriya, shida manaka. When i got out, there were hundreds of fans trading like crazy to complete their sets! Some had 30 000 Y worth of photos, just to get a chance to have their oshimen sets complete. As you can expect, a lot of fans keep popular members set for their own collection, and to trade them is very rare. The trading was a raging battle and with my poor 5 pictures, i didn’t tried to join the fray. Even though i could probably catch  Yurina… let’s hope for another chance in the summer tour!

There was so many keyakizaka fans that the park could have been renamed Keyakizaka land.

Keyakizaka performing in Conifere forest was undoubtly a big collaboration with FujiQ Highland. Sony management get a big venue and promotion from FujiQ, while FujiQ ultra boost its attendance rate with all the wota coming to have a good time in the park. I won’t be surprised if they do it again. The scenery was unreal : almost 70% of the park customers were wearing their oshi towel and keyaki T-shirts. After all, the 1500Y admission pass was free for those who had concert tickets (but you have to pay the biggest rollercoasters). It was a great opportunity for group of friends to attend both fujiQ and keyakizaka GIG, but also couples and families. There was members panel scattered over the whole park and fans had to search for their oshi (see above). You could see who were popular according to the lane of fans waiting to get the perfect shot. Zuumin, Monarisa, Neru always had a lane. Techi was very well hidden (at the near edge between 2 rollercoaster) and had like 100 members queuing for her! It took me 1h to find the panel and take a picture, but the hide and seek game was fun.

About the sociology : after a lot of observation, i would say the ratio is 75-25 boys/girls, and most of them were very young 15-20 years old. They probably didn’t lived the Acchan era, and that explain why AKB is declining : AKB didn’t managed to appeal to this new fandom; Nogizaka and Keyaki did. I haven’t seen goods related to other idol group, even from Nogizaka. It was really all about Keyaki. I’ll be honest, it was hard to connect with fans. Langage barrier, also they were already hanging in groups of friend/Focus on trading. I chatted a bit with fans when i was queueing in Fujiyama rollercoaster, and they were surprised i came from France, but that’s about it. On a side note, Fujiyama has nice attractions like Eee janai ka (see videos on youtube) so please check it out for one day (you don’t need more, and go on weekdays) if you have the opportunity to do so!

The actual venue, with a big stage looking like a castle with flags ornaments.

The actual venue was very convenient. There were a lot of staff guiding fans and you just had to cross the bridge to be at the concert. Lot of policemen, security was strict, checking bags and ID. Impossible to resell ticket thanks to this, even with accompany status (the concert didn’t sold out anyway). How it was organized : seats were spread through blocks. For example, if you get A block, you’re very close to the stage, and if you get the number 7-9, you are in the center of the venue. Kami seats were not A1(on the edge, but still good), but A7 (sooo close). Since i bought ticket late, i had F2, which is quite bad, but i was already glad to be there. I had the big left screen to follow the concert (picture above). You were given a balloon to use it during Sekai ni wa ai shikanai. Saturday i would say was filled at 95%, and Sunday was 90%. Mission accomplished.

The girls appeared in brand new horsemen-inspired costume, holding (*cough* confederate *cough*) flags.

The show was finally starting! Big new instrumental intro to lift the atmosphere, again with the army style. People wavering their greenlighstick, all standing up. Techi was standing in the middle with her badass stare like the leader of the army. After this intro, they played Overture and followed by the 3 first singles. First thing i wanted to confirm : No zuumin (imaizumi Yui) also Yonetani nanami chose to focus on her studies in the meantime. Anyway choregraphy went smoothly and the crowd was cheering and doing the mix (wota chant). It’s our way to tell the girls we’re enjoying our time and mutually motivating ourselves. It’s our way to communicate! Overall members had good expressions, like Moriya, Yuuka and Neru, but also Satoh shiori and uemura rina that were dancing on my side. Others like Berika and Techi were kind of warming up, trying to avoid making mistakes.

There were a lot of interactions between fans and the group. Shida Manaka particulary enjoyed shooting on fans but also members.

Aozora and Bokutachi no sensou were pretty original : they put the crowd into work sending big floating air balls that we were bumping around the venue, and girls had waterstream to shower the first lanes. Other members had waterguns. It was really festive and even though bokutachi no sensou is not my favourite song, people were having fun. Aozora to marry is a fan favourite, as the calls were very strong.

Techi entering the scene the coolest way possible

Techi was singing live, with a playback running behind. A double edged sword as if her pitch was off, it could be distinguishly heard, so she focused a lot on her singing. Her voice is more girly than the studio version, which was cute. However, because she wanted to do good, she was restraining herself and her moves lacked expressions. She didn’t interacted much with the crowd, making her cold. As if she was aware of her mistake, she did significantly better Sunday and she felt much more natural. Hearsaying on my way home, a lot were satisfied with her performance, as her aura is “yabai” (so impressive)

Yurina’s performance was followed by Hiragana keyaki 2 songs, “hiragana keyaki” and “boku wa tsukiatteru”. I was pleasantly surprised at how genki, smiling and fluffy the girls were, lifting up the crowd even more. They were so much more expressive than Kanji singles it kind of woke up everyone. The song in studio is standard orthodox idol, but it is a killer during live performance because the lyrics are easy to remember and moves easy to mimic. Very good surprise, i saw myself tagging along, leaving behind all regrets to look ridicule. At the end, Sasaki kumi took charge of the MC. I can see she is comfortable with talking, but topics to talk about could be improved. Other girls were short to comment.

Waterworks  were giving density to the rare performed “Otona wa shinjite kurenai”

Kanji are back with the great “otona wa shinjite kurenai” and the very anticipated “eccentric”. Very solid performance, very sharp and powerful. The girls are in their element and Techi is finally unleashing the darkness within her. We don’t have mix in this song, but people were amazed and couldn’t speak much. It gaves a stronger feeling than Silent majority. Less mainstream, much deeper. I really liked it. Great follow up with Eccentric, people argued the choregraphy was a hit or miss, but i would say definitevely a hit! If felt like the girls were having erratic spasm, but did synchronized move as well. Very technical. The song itself is good, and i saw myself doing the wakame dance (waving my arms), shuffling my towel (while they use their shoes) and shaking my chest. (that was weird).

Something i noticed too in Hohoemi Ga kanashii and Wareta Smartphone. Because Techi is a little bit cranky and mechanical, the chemistry with Neru is not perfect. Techi shines in dark songs, but on her path to become a great idol, she needs to express herself more in normal situation. It feels like Neru is assisting her rather than being a balanced pairing. On the other song, Berika is reminding me of Paruru, doing the barely minimum during performance. I know it’s funny to put someone awkward in a sexy song, but i don’t think it’s helping her to grow. The contrast with the sexyness of Moriya is making her look bad. She looks more comfortable in songs like Aozora ga chigau. In the meantime, Mona risa are fooling around while Yuuka try to focus on the choregraphy. I personally like Wareta smartphone.

Sometimes the wota culture can be misunderstood. 

We reached a climax with the 3 last songs, “Kataru nara mirai wo”, “Takaku tobe” and “Te wo tsunaide Kaerou ka”? Kataru Nara is an absolute jewel of choregraphy and the mix were really strong. Before that we had a Hiragana and Kanji dance medley very similar to what happened in Ariake. Some moves were recycled, but i don’t mind as the girl had little time to practice. Special shoutout to Suzumoto Miyu who is by far the best dancer of the groupe. Saito Kyoko dance battled with her and she was very decent too. As people were hyping, they send Takaku tobe which once again blowed me away at how popular of a song it was. Perhaps the instrumental got changed to sound more upbeat, but everyone was tagging along with the moves and quirky mimics. Hiragana songs are really popular! To answer to that, Kanji Keyaki used Te wo tsunaide, another popular song that worship the yuukanen pairing. People were warming up at Yuukanen chasing each other, in a very cute way. The cheering was pretty even with Takaku tobe.

The Encore escalated quickly, with loud screams and fireworks.

To me the big highlight was the encore, Fukyouwaon. People knew it was the last powerful song so we kind of put everything to it. The girls exploded and the pyrotechnics made it look like a warfield. It was so funny i shouted “boku wa yada” with Techi similar to if i was in hellfest, surprising people next to me (i thought it was part of the mix , sorry). Anyway, people did their best mix and you couldn’t hear the rollercoaster next to us. Fukyouwaon went from the “weakest” A-side to “best A-side on stage” haaands down. It was truly marvelous and you could see the girls were enjoying the crowd hype as their moves were growing in power (Techi was smiling from enjoyment).

Finally we finished with our anthem kanji/hiragana together, Keyakizaka no Uta. We kind of let loose after the final rush and enjoyed the last bit of time together. We had fireworks and it almost felt the girls weren’t aware. Since we were around 7PM, it was night and you could completely see the fireworks. People were having a blast. I heard “sugeee” “yabaaai” “majiiii de” from everywhere when it started to lighten up the sky.

Aki-p used credit card platinum. It was very effective.

In conclusion, it was a great experience to live as a fan. You could either skip Saturday or Sunday as it was the same setlist. Unfortunately, Yonetani and Zumiko absence were quite heavy, leaving their fans bittersweet. Also there was only eccentric as new song, making fans craving for more. That’s why it can’t beat Ariake coliseum yet. But fear not! Because Keyaki summer schedule is very busy; they still have to perform the summer tour, handshakes, summer sonic, fuji rock and Tokyo idol festival. I think Zuumin will come back avoiding the hectic schedule, just in time for their biggest stop, Makuhari Messe. Keyaki story is not over yet!

I was impressed once again by japanese crowd control. They brought special train for people to come back safely to tokyo. The guideline was perfect, and they regulate trains so people don’t overcrowd it. Also it was free, so i only paid 500 yen to come back from Fujisan to Chiba! They really do the maximum for the fans and i’m really grateful.

It’s not all the time you see a town full of wota, wearing their oshi towel like it’s pretty standard; to see fans helping each other to take turns of 2shots, praising their respective oshimen quality; a young daughter refusing his also-fan dad to accompany her in handshake to not be embarassed in front of her oshimen… Now i realized what the true meaning of “republic of keyakizaka” is : people bonding, having fun together, enjoying life around the positive energy that brings the group.

- Gocchisama

En route toward new keyaki adventures! Thanks for reading.

LoliRock Secret Santa 2017: Sign Ups Now Open!

INFO TO KNOW: 

  • SIGN-UPS WILL RUN: EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 11TH!!!!
  • Gift exchange will take place DECEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 26
  • You are required to send your giftee anonymous love at least once a week until the day you submit your gift, which is when you’ll be revealed as your giftee’s Secret Santa :)

GUIDELINES:

  • Make sure you’ve got “Anonymous asks” enabled otherwise you can’t receive anon messages! 
  • DON’T REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY UNTIL GIFT EXCHANGE WEEK!!!
  • You must give a gift to receive one! 
  • Theft of art (including gifs, fics, amvs, photosets, etc) will result in immediate disqualification for the next year.
  • Your gift can consist of anything you can reblog/post on tumblr that DOESN’T cost money! This can include 
    • Art
    • Edits 
    • Gifs/Gifsets
    • AMVs
    • Fanfics 
    • Manips 
    • Photosets
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  • GIFTS NEED TO BE COMPLETE! For fics, we suggest one-shots, but if its multi-chapter, please finish it before posting! Same goes for everything else!
  • IF YOU DON’T COMPLETE YOUR GIFT BEFORE THE NEXT SECRET SANTA YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE NEXT YEAR!!! We had way too many people do this; some got gifts and never gave their giftee their’s; if something comes up, let us know early so we can find someone who can get their gift done!
  • HATE is not tolerated and you will lose your spot in LRSS if you post hate/anti rhetoric for a character/or ship in your wishlists, gifts, or within the tags, you will be disqualified from participation for this year, and will have to wait until next year to re-apply.

How to Fill Out Your Wishlist:

  • THINGS I’D LIKE: (this can range from ships you like, brotps, favorite characters, prompt ideas, headcanons, aus, what kind of gifts you’d like or prefer etc)
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  • ANYTHING WE DIDN’T ASK BUT YOU WANT US TO KNOW: (in case you forgot anything :P)

TAGGING:

Now this is VERY important! Remember to tag your gifts with these (3) things:

1) lolirockss, lrss2017, or lolirock secret santa (so we can find it and share it)

2) lolirock (so we can fill the tag up with your awesomeness! and its guaranteed to be seen by giftee and new curious visitors)

3) your giftee’s name (if you change your url during this time, send us an ‘fanmail” message letting us know so we can let your santa know!)

4) If you wanna upload a sneak peak, tag it #sneak peak or #teaser - submit it to us so you aren’t revealed please!!!

ALSO, if you’re gift is rather violent, or sexual, or contains a trigger common for people or a fetish, tag it properly. We trust that everyone knows that you tag smut as #smut #nsfw to protect the peoples, same goes for gore, blood, death, etc. Please be considerate!

That’s about it! You will get your gifee’s wishlist and name in an email or fanmail around November 11th-17th to guarantee sign ups stragglers get a chance! And it gives us time to match properly! If you have any questions, you can send us an ask on anon, or a fan mail if you’re question requires you not to be anonymous!

Let’s try and enjoy the season LoliRockers!

Creamsicle masterpost

It’s not much, but hey, it’s like 10 of us in this fandom anyway

For the wonderful phasmarey

Blogs:

(that are posting or have been posting creamsicle related posts)

(also, if you’re one of these blogs, tell me if you want me to remove you from the list!)

http://nevercomestheday.tumblr.com/

http://newandick.tumblr.com/

http://lydiduh.tumblr.com/

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/

http://reservoirgays.tumblr.com/

http://sheisawantedman.tumblr.com/

 Fave gifs/photos/photosets/art:

http://amazingfuckingamy.tumblr.com/post/122839185157

http://nevercomestheday.tumblr.com/post/137247247697/made-a-few-creamsicle-backgrounds-to-go-along-with

http://nevercomestheday.tumblr.com/post/137887068677/i-desperately-needed-a-break-from-staring-at

http://wayneskylar.tumblr.com/post/39876515660

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/116565326089

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/119028045924/some-sketches-i-found-whilst-digging-thru-my-film

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/118513020069/king-of-cats-submitted-free-him

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/116935177574/coughs

http://sheisawantedman.tumblr.com/post/118548344626/reservoir-dogs-creamsicle-beach-au-summer-is

http://sheisawantedman.tumblr.com/post/122040871671/take-my-hand-take-my-whole-life-too-for-i-cant

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/116065276859/patheticjunkies-said-larry-casually-having-his

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/113900950204/cute-thieves-on-cute-date

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/118513020069/king-of-cats-submitted-free-him

Videos:

http://reservoirgays.tumblr.com/post/120969430639/i-hate-myself-for-this

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/126932050599/reservoirgays-is-this-creamsicle (i s2g this is them)

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/123579050032/honestly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMt4XpoHXts

http://archiveofourown.org/works/459588

Fanfics:

https://archiveofourown.org/works/4627620

https://archiveofourown.org/works/2721332?view_adult=true

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/134878837274/creamsicle-highschool-au

http://reservoirgays.tumblr.com/post/119502435705/do-some-creamsicle-dp-babe-im-begging-you

https://archiveofourown.org/works/348237

http://archiveofourown.org/works/5094686/chapters/11716199

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3636252

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3159674

http://archiveofourown.org/works/2463254

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1733642

http://archiveofourown.org/works/714678

Random:

http://alexkrycek1994.tumblr.com/post/120629745769/reservoirgays-this-is-the-worst-thing-ive-ever

Tropetastic Tuesday wrap up Week Six: 4/11 - 4/16

There’s nothing fake about the talent in these pieces! In no particular order, here’s a wrap-up of works submitted for @thegreyhenley’s Tropetastic Tuesday challenge this week. In this challenge, writers and artists had from Tuesday through till Sunday to submit trope inspired pieces to the #tropetastictuesday6 tag. If I missed your work here I apologize and please message me so it can be added in among the wonderful pieces under the cut.

This week’s challenge was: pretending to be a couple / fake married

Check out the responses below the cut: 

Keep reading

1D Hiatus Prompt Meme

If you’re like me, you’ve started to panic thinking about what you’ll do with all of your time when the boys go on break. Gina and I decided we should do what we know best - read fic. And what better way to do that than with group effort?!

Wait, what exactly is a prompt meme?

A prompt meme is an opportunity for fans with fic ideas they want to read to submit their prompts to one main page for fan authors to see, read, and fill. There have been so many great prompts on tumblr that go nowhere and I just want to read them, dammit! So here’s your chance to get any fic you’ve been dying to read, written! 

Because this is a prompt meme, the works will be anonymous at first, and there will be no direct and exact gifting of fics. You can submit as many prompts as you’d like (although AO3’s limit is 50) and write as many fics as you want as long as you finish before they’re due. If you submit any prompts you have no obligation to write a fic, and vice versa.

What can you do?

1. Submit prompts! (Now until April 1st)

2. Claim a fic to write! (Now until May 1st)

3. If you’d like to be a beta or britpicker, or even just a cheerleader to help an author in need of some encouragement, send us a message with any info you’d like an author looking to know. (Whether you can britpick, what you are and aren’t comfortable with, etc.) We’ll add you to this page for anyone looking for help.

4. Follow Gina, me, and/or the prompt meme tumblr for updates on posting, progress, and the AO3 profile. Questions can be sent through the blogs as well.

Quick and General rules:

  • ~Feel free to include Zayn as a member of 1D and the friend group. Or not. Whatever you want. OT4 and OT5 are well loved.
  • MUST be a 1D fandom prompt. For example, a Zerrie prompt that really centers around Little Mix and only involves the boys as side characters for the Zerrie relationship does NOT count as a 1D prompt. Interactions with other fandoms ARE OKAY, like a 1D/Walking Dead crossover, but once again, at least some of the boys must be main characters.
  • Prompt whatever pairing you’d like to read! Larry, Zouis, Niam, Tomlinshaw, Zerrie, Sophiam, etc are all acceptable. There are no limits on pairings, including multiple, polyamorous, and open relationship pairings. We also love no pairings as well, and qpr’s! Request whatever your heart desires!
  • Please don’t claim multiple prompts if you know you won’t write them all. Only claim prompts when you know you’ll complete them. But you should claim a prompt as soon as you know you want to write it, or else someone else may claim it first!
  • No kinkshaming!
  • For more detailed rules, see the hyperlink below.
  • Remember how awesome you are for filling a prompt; you’re gonna make another fan so happy. Fic exchanges, prompt memes, collections, and kinkmemes would never work without you.

Fics will be due July 1st, and posting will begin July 8th. 

See our AO3 profile for detailed rules and FAQ.

Thank you Anna for the photoset & header!

v-mons  asked:

Hi there, so just a couple moments ago I stumbled upon an edited yoongi photoset and however much I am opposed to whitewashed Yoongi, the credits of the fansite state that it isn't editable. Now I understand that of course, this is a restoration blog and I understand that the main cause is to "restore" photos that have been whitewashed but at the same time we need to respect the original fansites regardless of whitewashing. (1/2)

I totally understand that you cannot control what has been submitted to you, and obviously you’d assume that if a photo has been edited that has respected the original fansite’s wishes but if you don’t mind, could you take it down? It was the flame in my heart: suga photoset from changwon kpop festival. I’m so sorry to send this message to you but it really does irk me when people edit non-editables, I hope you understand. (2/2)

It was nice of you to message us, but unfortunately we must decline on your request to take down “uneditable pictures”. 

But considering you were much nicer than most people that have talked to us, we will give you an explanation as to why:

  • Plenty of, but not all, fansites make profit off of their photos. Having a fansite means that you are offering a type of brand with the photos as a product. We as consumers are well within out rights to dispute, criticize, and call out on their behavior.
  • Some fansites that exist that are editable, also request us not to restore them. Because they don’t want people to criticize their behavior.
  • Think about the effect one whitewashed picture has on an idol: They have to deal with pressures of a damaging beauty standard by applying makeup/wearing skin whitening products/whitewashing their own selfies already from internalized colorism. And yet despite this, fansites are still DISRESPECTING and TREATING the idol/person they are taking pictures of as if they are a lesser being. Fansites/fans have already made fun of idols for their skin, whitewashed official photos, taken their selfies and whitewashed them more, etc. Idols have already publicly stated that they don’t like being treated this way. Including taehyung multiple times.
  • Think of how one whitewashed photo affects fans: Fans are going to be brainwashed into thinking that the whitewashed photo is an  accurate representation to the real thing, and when it comes to international fans, they start associating these traits to all east/southeast asian people. This has already led to racial fetishization and stereotyping what a east/southeast asian should look like. 
  • Think of how one whitewashed photo effects an east/southeast asian people: It fuels colorism and xenophobia within the east/southeast asian community. This would give more power to light skinned asians as they are seen as the “right version” of what an asian should look like. It also justifies discriminating behavior towards asians with average/dark skin tones through bullying, violence, sexual harassment, and other dehumanizing acts. 
  • Think of how one whitewashed photo affects dark skinned east/southeast asians: It builds up their insecurity with their skin, seeing how a person they look up to look a certain way, or how people call the person they look up to ugly because of their skin color, damages their self esteem from internalized colorism. If you add discrimination based on skin color to it, especially to young kids, it could ruin them for a long time.
  • Think of how one whitewashed photo leads to racism: Because colorism is based on the discrimination of dark skin color within a mono racial community, it already has lead into racism. This leads further prejudism and discrimination amongst race groups.

If you take these into account, from one whitewashed photo, it damages up to millions of people around the world. And the history of this has lasted for generations and generations.

Restores only hurt one person: The personal feelings of the whitewasher. Restore blogs have no respect to fansites whatsoever and we simply do not have to because of how damaging and prejudist their behavior is.

It’s not like the fansites respect company fan etiquette and idols’ personal space anyway. They aren’t supposed to take pictures at concerts and venues, they aren’t supposed to take pictures of them at private settings, they aren’t supposed to follow them around constantly, they aren’t supposed to make the idols feel horrible about themselves and yet they do.

And I will end off at this note. 

Why do you want us to respect the fansite, more than we should respect the person in the picture? 

Why do we have to respect people who hurt who they “supposedly” love?

- Admin Matte

RFA Profile Picture Collection Project

Hey, @zentherainbowunicorn here with another MysMe project ^^

I thought about writing a bit of an intro for this blog, but the tl;dr is that there are a lot of profile pictures used by the characters in Mystic Messenger that never get saved to your album as they are not “full CGs”, and I’d like to collect as many of them here as possible :)

Since the profile pictures change based on route and time of day (and can’t be viewed in the Extras), I need the fandom’s help to collect them all! All you need to do is go into your game and screenshot each member’s current profile picture and submit it to this blog. Ideally you should screenshot it directly from their profile, like so:

This is the highest-resolution version of the picture, which will make it nicer for use as icons and such.

After I collect several of these, I’ll crop them and post them in a photoset for use on your blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, whatever you like. Thanks for all your help!

Submit your screenshots here!

SIGN UPS NOW OPEN

LoliRock Secret Santa 2016 Sign-Ups - NOW OPEN!

INFO TO KNOW:

  • **SIGN-UPS WILL RUN NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 16**
  • Gift exchange will take place DECEMBER 23 -JANUARY 7
  • You are required to send your giftee ANONYMOUS love at least once a week until the day you submit your gift, which is when you’ll be revealed as your giftee’s Secret Santa :) Make sure you’ve got “Asks” enabled otherwise you can’t receive anon messages! DON’T REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY UNTIL GIFT EXCHANGE WEEK!!!
  • This is give to receive; you must give a gift to receive one! YOU MUST MAKE YOUR GIFT, DO NOT STEAL GIFS, ART (that incluudes treacing), FICS, AMVS, ETC!
  • Your gift can consist of anything you can reblog/post on tumblr that DOESN’T cost money! This can include ART, EDITS, GIFS/GIFSETS, AMVs, FANFICS, MANIPS, PHOTOSETS, ANIMATIONS - things of that kind of nature!
  • GIFTS NEED TO BE COMPLETE! For fics, we suggest oneshots, but if its multichapter, finish it before posting! Same goes for everything else!
  • ****IF YOU DON’T COMPLETE YOUR GIFT BEFORE THE NEXT SECRET SANTA YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE!!! We had way too many people do this; some got gifts and never gave their giftee their’s; if something comes up, let us know so we can find someone who can get their gift done please! Only exceptions are if you finish the gift PRIOR to 2017 sign ups or inform us of it before he deadline so we have time to let your giftee and the backup know. We understand that life happens.
  • HATE is not tolerated and you will lose your spot in LRSS if you post hate in your wishlists or gifts.
  • THINGS I’D LIKE: (this can range from ships you like, brotps, favorite characters, prompt ideas, what kind of gifts you’d like or prefer etc)
  • THINGS I DON’T LIKE: (includes things from notps, things you hate, types of gifts you don’t wants, triggers, just stuff you really don’t want to see as part of your gift)
  • WHAT I CAN DO: (can you make art, fics, gif sets, amvs, etc; can you do smut? what rating are you ok with going up to? stuff like that)
  • .WHAT I ABSOLUTELY CAN’T DO: (any ships you just can’t do? any themes that you find unbearable? hated character you don’t want to write for? hardcore anti smut kinda person? let us know!)
  • CAN YOU BE A BACK-UP GIFTER: (sometimes life catches up with us and we’re unable to finish a gift or something, let us know if you’d be willing to do more than one gift to make somebody’s Christmas)
  • ANYTHING WE DIDN’T ASK BUT YOU WANT US TO KNOW: (in case you forgot anything :P)

TAGGING:

Now this is VERY important! Remember to tag your gifts with these (3) things:

1) lolirockss, lr secret santa, or lolirock secret santa (so we can find it and share it)

2) lolirock (so we can fill the tag up with your awesomeness! and its guaranteed to be seen by giftee and new curious visitors)

3) your giftee’s name (if you change your url during this time, send us an ‘fanmail” message letting us know so we can let your santa know!)

4) If you wanna upload a sneak peak, tag it #sneak peak or #teaser - submit it to us so you aren’t revealed please!!!

ALSO, if you’re gift is rather violent, or sexual, tag it properly. We trust that everyone knows that you tag smut as #smut #nsfw to protect the peoples, same goes for gore, blood, death, etc. Please be considerate!

That’s about it! You will get your gifee’s wishlist and name in a message around November 27-30th to guarantee sign ups stragglers get a chance! And it gives us time to match properly! If you have any questions, you can send us an ask on anon, or a fan mail if you’re question requires you not to be anonymous!

Let’s try and enjoy the season LoliRockers!

Originally posted by fuckyeahlolirock

ACNL things I want to happen, but don’t have the followers to publicize:

Dream Town Secret Santa-A weekly/monthly/semi-regular day where people submit Dream Addresses, they get shuffled around, and I send them out to partiicipants with no usernames attached. E’erybody posts screenshot photosets captioned and tagged with the town info, and e’erybody gets a little more publicity. (If I had to pick a day, it’d be Thursdays. idky)


Bonus- People caption with adjectives/ratings of the towns they visit. I’ll post an example with my town and update this post with a link.

QR Set Requests- to me with a random topic (i.e. ‘Music,’ ‘Beyonce,’ ‘Communist Mayor Flags,’ ‘Favorite Tumblr Mayors,’ ‘Favorite Fandom Costumes,’ etc…) *

Mayoral Fanart Day- Similar to #1, except after visiting, everyone/the artsy volunteers draw the visited town’s mayor. Everybody needs mayor fanart!

(Update, forgot this one) QT QRs- Selfie in your favorite get-up and someone (or me) QRs it.


*I’m actually going to do this one right now, starting with ‘Music.’ I’ll update with examples of my QRs, then send me some requessstttss!

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Whhhheeee~! It’s that time of the year again! Normally I’d make a Follow Forever edit, but I already so a couple months back, soooooooo I decided to do this one instead! Now I’m a really poor uni student (not to mention I’m gETTING A PS4 AHHH sooooo yeah I’m gonna be brrroooookeee), but the most I can do and fairly good at is editing and making graphics!

Also my uni semester for the year has ended so I’m free to do more edits! These will probably be done sometime after Christmas Day, but you will get them I promise that! Can I say it’s really important to read the rules and notes? Please do so before entering! Thank you!

Edit Types:

  • 10x 100px by 100px or 250px by 250px icons (can be a mixture of any fandoms or particular one)
  • 3x 600px by 200px or 200px by 600px banners
  • 2x wallpapers (you’ll have to specify the screen resolution)
  • Photosets (either 4, 6 or 9 images and can be either gifs, still images or both)*

*These will be posted on my blog instead of being submitted.

Notes:

  • There will be 3 winners: 1st winner can pick 3 edit types, 2nd winner can pick 2 edit types, 3rd winner will only be able to pick 1 edit type - Winners chosen via RNG
  • Winners must reply to me within 48 hours of receiving a message from me or you’ll forfeit your prize/s.
  • Giveaway is completely optional–you do not have to enter it. However, if there isn’t enough participants I will not go on with the giveaway.
  • I can always accept more to the fandom list, as long as I know it and comfortable with editing it.
  • My username watermarks will not be on any of the edits.
  • Don’t feel obliged to follow me for the giveaway, it’s open to anyone. It’s nice if you do, but you don’t have to.
  • Check my edits tag too!

Rules:

  1. You do not have to be following me to enter, anyone can enter if they want.
  2. Reblogs and likes counts as two entries.
  3. Reblog as many times as you want, just don’t spam your followers (I highly suggest queuing some or saving some in your drafts so you can post it whenever).
  4. Please make sure your askbox is opened in order for me to inform you that you’ve won. Also note to always reply to me privately via this.
  5. Do not enter if you don’t want edits as prizes. Don’t abuse this either.
  6. Stick to the fandom list - that is only what I’m going to edit.
  7. Submit box must be opened for some prizes. Photosets will be posted instead.

Fandom List:

  • Final Fantasy
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Samurai Warriors
  • Sengoku Basara
  • Fire Emblem Series
  • The Last Remnant
  • Girlfriend & Boyfriend Kari
  • Tales of Series
  • Star Ocean Series
  • BlazBlue
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Conception 2
  • Koishite Caba
  • Devil May Cry (not DmC the new one)
  • Soul Calibur
  • Cardfight Vanguard!!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Donten ni Warau
  • Pokemon
  • AMNESIA
  • Diabolik Lovers
  • Jewelic Nightmare
  • Brothers Conflict
  • Prince of Tennis
  • Gundam 00 or SEED only
  • Haikyuu
  • Drakengard 3
  • Persona 3 + 4
  • The World Ends With You
  • Glass Heart Princess
  • TOKYOヤマノテBOYS
  • SNOW BOUND LAND
  • Norn9
  • Moujuutsukai to Oujisama
  • Voltage Inc Games & Characters**

**If I don’t have the CGs for particular characters, I’m going to need to borrow your CGs.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to send me the message and I’ll see if I’ll add it to the list or not.

DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 23!! 6:00pm GMT +10 (AUS TIME)

Good luck~!

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Hello Tumblr are you ready for the opportunity of a LIFETIME. I have been collecting KagePro merch for 3+ years and it’s about time to get rid of it so before selling it elsewhere I want to give fans on Tumblr a chance to purchase these from me because I’ve met quite a few amazing KagePro fans on here. 

I’m looking to sell literally everything that is pictured here. If you’d like specific details on anything(s) you see, please ask and I’ll tell you whatever you’re interested to know!

If you’re interested in purchasing anything, please circle everything you’re interested in buying from the first pic in this photoset and submit it to me. This way I won’t get confused with there being so many different rubber straps for sale here, LOL.

Everything you see here is official merchandise and has been purchased directly from Japan via Proxy. I’ll decide on prices depending on what you ask for from me, keeping in mind the more you ask for the better of a deal you’ll end up getting because I can combine shipping.

I accept Payment via Paypal (I’ll tell you where to send it to after reviewing what you’re interested in and coming up with an exact total!) and I’ll only ship to the USA, sorry. I’m unable to go to the post office myself and the person who will be going there to ship out these packages refuses to fill out customs forms.

If you’re interested, please make sure your submit box is open! So I can contact you through there and tell you your total and where to send the payment. Thank you. :-)

If you can also send anyone to this post who might be interested in buying anything here PLEASE DO I REALLY WANT TO SELL THIS STUFF I NEED MONEY.. (I’ll charge reasonable prices for everything, of course!)