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Yuri on Ice interview translation - CREA 2017/03 (p34-35)

Second part of the YOI interviews featured on CREA. As for the one with Kubo, more than “interviews” they are like “mini articles” that incorporate what the interviewed people said. The interviews are with Kenji Miyamoto (choreographer), Eiji Abiko & Junpei Tatenaka (figure skating animators), Yuuko Sagiri (original costume designer), Keisuke Tominaga (music producer).

Random note: thanks to this magazine I was finally able to know that Sagiri’s name is “Yuuko”. When I translated her interview on Pash I did lots of research but wasn’t able to find out the pronunciation so I used Yuiko because that was what came out searching for the name alone, but now it’s confirmed that it’s Yuuko so as soon as I have time I’ll edit that interview to fix it. I swear all magazines should be obliged to provide the pronunciation of names, because sometimes it’s really hard to find out how the kanji are pronounced when it’s not famous people with Wikipedia pages and such…

By the way, the issue of Pash coming out today (Feb. 10th) has an article I was really looking forward to (the second part of Kubo’s detailed commentary on each episode), so I’ll probably spend the night translating it when I get home from work. Also because I want to post it before the YOI all night event on Saturday (I’m going to the live viewing).

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The reality as expressed by 5 people who created “Yuri on Ice”

Reality #2: Choreography x Kenji Miyamoto
“The footage taken with the camcorder was the key to create realistic and powerful anime scenes”

Profile: From Hyogo prefecture. After retiring from competitive ice dance in 2006 he started working as a choreographer and commentator. With director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT” for the first time he was involved in creating figure skating choreographies for an anime.

The choreographies for all characters’ programs were created by choreographer Kenji Miyamoto. He created them integrating the music with the information he received from director Yamamoto and Kubo regarding the characters and their programs. What was different than usual is that the songs for the FS were 4 minutes long instead of 4:30 minutes.
“In the anime characters need less strokes to speed up, so it’s possible to use less ‘transitions’, the movements connecting different techniques. I cut down on those and made the programs more compact.”
Miyamoto was filmed with 4 fixed cameras and 2 portable camcorders as he danced all the programs, then the footage was edited into a multiframe video based on which the animated figure skating scenes were created.
“I believe that the footage taken with the portable camcorder, that filmed me up close, is what made it possible to create realistic and powerful tournament scenes.”
After watching the finished anime, Miyamoto commented that the characters’ monologues during their performances are realistic.
“When you are performing lots of things are whirling around inside your head. In my case it wasn’t words but still pictures, like photographs. I was happy that they expressed the athletes’ feelings.”

Reality #3: Animation x Junpei Tatenaka & Eiji Abiko
“The performances look realistic thanks to Miyamoto-sensei’s choreographies”

Profile: Animators working for the anime production company MAPPA. Specialized in sports and action scenes. They both created animation for director Sayo Yamamoto’s “ENDLESS NIGHT”.

Animation of the figure skating scenes was created by action specialists Junpei Tatenaka and Eiji Abiko. “It’s the first time that we digitally create 2D pictures after deciding the camerawork. It was very difficult because we had to figure out how to do everything”.
Tatenaka, who was already a fan of figure skating, says: “For the moments I believed to be the ‘highlights’ of a performance I would add 1-2 extra stills. This way, I was able to draw out a little what in the live footage only lasted an instant.” They actually made jumps much higher than they are in real life.
“While being aware that real skaters wouldn’t jump that high, I still wanted the scenes to be striking, therefore I was always looking for a good balance between realism and what could be allowed in animation.” (Abiko)
They both agree that Miyamoto’s choreography footage was the most important factor that allowed them to create realistic performance scenes.
“When there was a key point in the music, Miyamoto-sensei would pose with all of his body creating a beautiful line, from his fingertips to the tips of his toes. It was very easy to draw.” (Tatenaka)

Reality #4: Costumes x Yuuko Sagiri
“I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL)”

Profile: Ballroom dancing costume designer working for the ballet & dance supplies maker Chacott. She has designed figure skating costumes for athletes such as Nobunari Oda and Akiko Suzuki.

Yuuko Sagiri, designer of the athletes’ costumes, created the designs giving importance to functionality that would improve a skater’s performance and to elements that would make the character’s personality stand out, just like she does for real costumes. She chose materials, cuttings and decorations that would actually be employed in costumes used for real performances.
“Normally I objectively watch an athlete’s past performances to understand their level and what kind of movements they are skilled at, and this is then reflected in the design. This time I based the design on the characters’ setting materials, the information I received from the director and the choreography footage by Miyamoto-sensei. I think the only difference is that there were no budget restrictions (LOL).”
Regarding Yuuri’s costume, she mentions that she wanted to reflect the fact that he is psychologically weak and gains weight easily.
“I added shining decorations on his chest so that his face would look bright even when he is tense. The cuts on the waist are to make him look slim.”
Actually, she also designed a costume for Yurio’s exhibition. Sagiri said that she created the design thinking of what “Yurio would really want to wear”. We’d definitely like to see him skate with that costume!

Reality #5: Music x Keisuke Tominaga
“I added melody to the beautiful lyrics that is ‘Yuri on Ice’”

Profile: From Kanagawa prefecture. Music producer. He founded PIANO INC. in 2012 and is the current representative director. His main works include the Pocari Sweat 2016 commercial “Kimi no Yume wa, Boku no Yume.”, the TV anime “Zankyou no Terror”, etc.

When creating the music for this show, music producer Keisuke Tominaga constantly asked himself whether it was music you could dance to.
“I would move my hands, feet, my whole body, sometimes even checking the rhythm like a conductor or a dancer. Figure skating has many elements that resemble ballet, so to express the elegant movements of the body I used many tunes in triple time like waltz and bolero.”
Most of the classical and orchestra tracks were created by Taku Matsushiba, while the vocal tracks and modern band songs by Tarou Umebayashi. They worked on the music as a team, always communicating with each other.
“The world created by Kubo-san and director Yamamoto was like realistic and beautiful ‘lyrics’, and I feel that our role was to create a ‘melody’ for those lyrics. In fact, when I joined together Yuuri’s FS song “Yuri on ICE” and Victor’s recorded voice for the first time, the lines sounded just like the words of a song, and I can’t describe how moved I was. I believe that this strong, deep expression that you would not be able to obtain with music alone is what realistically affects the viewers.”

Bonus in case you haven’t seen it already: Sagiri’s design for Yurio’s exhibition program.


Hello everyone! 👋🏻
Recently, I made a new friend who happens to speak Japanese and so he has been translating things for me. This karmagisa doujin happened to be one of them. I did the cleaning and typesetting, so that more people can enjoy it like we did! However, I don’t know the original source, and can’t imbed links on mobile anyway, so if you know it, please feel free to add it if you reblog.

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Otomedia 2016/12 (p35)

Wow, translation post! You might wonder “why did you translate this interview now??”. The answer is “because I hadn’t translated it yet!”, so for the sake of completeness. It was published when the anime only aired up to episode 6, but I’m going to post another interview after this one which was published later so I thought it was better to post this first anyway. The last question is SO random, lol…

(By the way, Otsuka is the producer but didn’t really have a big role in the creation of the story. He mainly manages MAPPA since he’s also the current representative director and I guess he’s busy enough with that)

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What troubles the man that is considered a genius?
Producer Manabu Otsuka interview

—What was your impression when you heard about this project?

First of all, I thought Mitsurou Kubo-san’s pictures were powerful. It was convincing enough to make me believe that it would be interesting to see these characters animated. At the same time, I also thought that it would be extremely difficult to animate figure skating (wry smile).

—At that time had you already decided how to animate the figure skating scenes?

Director Sayo Yamamoto had previously created a short anime about figure skating, and we had talked about the fact that we could use that know-how. We also had experience turning real life scenes of people playing music into animation in “Sakamichi no Apollon”, so we reckoned that we could both put our knowledge to good use.

—They both involve turning real life footage into animation, but what was most different between people playing instruments and figure skating?

In musical performances the camera was fixed, so there was no difficult camerawork. However, skating was filmed with a camera that followed Kenji Miyamoto-sensei during his performance, therefore it involved a lot of complex camerawork which was a pain for the digital staff to handle (wry smile).

—You also used a lot of camera angles that are not normally seen in regular live coverages.

Adding those kinds of camera angles and other elements had an interesting effect, because they emphasized the most exciting parts of the skaters’ performances and the songs. Seeing how the scenes were structured made me realize once again how much the director loves figure skating.

—How do you feel looking back on the anime up to episode 6?

I feel that the presence of Kubo-san in the anime production process made it possible to keep a steady characterization and development of the characters. It’s quite rare to use a manga storyboard as the scenario for an anime, and it makes many things more difficult, but I’m pretty satisfied because I think by now you are all able to appreciate its drawing power.

—Could you tell us what you think is especially interesting about the main three characters?

Regarding Yuuri, it’s interesting how he is influenced by Victor and gradually changes. Unlike the flow of normal hot-blooded anime, in episode 6 it looks like he gave his best performance, and then he suddenly gets anxious afterwards. He’s not constant. In response to Yuuri’s fluctuations, Victor, who is inexperienced as a coach, tries to do various things, some of which work and some don’t. I think that their relationship feels original because it’s not typical. Yurio is only 15 but fights to overcome lots of obstacles. I liked how even though he looks like an elite Kubo-san chose not to have him walk an easy path.

—What about Victor?

He’s difficult. I can never imagine what he will say next. He’s an alien, I tell you (LOL). However, the reason he chose Yuuri, the issues that trouble him because he’s a genius, the distress of always looking for something new not to disappoint his fans… I don’t know if the story will delve into these things (wry smile), but I believe they are connected to the reason he became Yuuri’s coach. I think what troubles a man that is considered a genius is something that will eventually be explained.

—What will be of the coach & student relationship between Yuuri and Victor?

In the anime it might look like Yuuri has stolen Victor from the world, but that’s actually Yuuri’s own idea. Why it was necessary for Victor to become Yuuri’s coach is something that will be depicted. They are a coach and a student, and also buddies. At first glance, sometimes it might look like Yuuri and Victor are flirting as they compete in tournaments, but I have my own idea that Yurio is the one passionately showing them that “this is a serious fight, you idiots!”.

—Lastly, the theme of this issue is “Christmas”. Until what age do you think Yuuri, Victor and Yuri used to believe in Santa Claus?

I think Yuuri might have realized quite early that his parents were Santa Claus. His father is a bit of an airhead and might have not been good at hiding it (LOL). In Yurio’s case, it looks like his family environment might have been a little peculiar… Maybe Santa Claus never came to his house, so he told his grandpa “Doesn’t Santa Claus come to my place?” and his grandpa said “I’ll buy you a present”. I can picture them having a discussion like this. Victor might begin to say that he himself is Santa Claus (LOL). Or maybe he still believes in his existence. He’d say “Yuuri, have you never seen Santa Claus?” and Yuuri would look at him like “what is this guy saying?” (LOL).

TOU Lana CC finds' blog

I didn’t want to do it for a long time, but in the spotlight of recent events, I decided to make TOU

TOU Lana CC finds’ blog:

1. The final selection CC for reblogging remains only to me (in order to avoid unpeasant and obscene remarks asdressed to me for the reason that I don’t reblog some CC and avoid deactivation of my tumblr)
2. I do reblogs only that type of CC that I like and believe is a good job
3. Primarily, I do reblogs of CC like original meshes of hairstyles, objects, clothes, poses and lots
From this moment I DON’T reblog:
- Posts with hidden links “read under the cut” (I don’t have enought time and resources for opening creator’s blog and read all the stuff)
- Posts with extraneous animated pictures, gifs and pictures that aren’t realted to creation, links for it’s source and etc
- Posts that contain spam and deceptive links
- Posts that don’t contain link for download (or the link can be shown after watching video\get privately\through IM and etc.)

Of course there is not so stringent, each episode as well as the creator is exclusive and individual. It can be agreed with me through IM.

I don’t take responsibilty for rebloged CC. If you have any questions, please, contact with the original creator

JM caught the kiss! 😍😍😍

I went ahead and checked the full video source (link posted), from which @jikookdetails took the gifset he posted, and good heavens! I have no other explanation for what JM did but only that he really did that to catch JK’s flying kiss! No other member did a flying kiss motion before JM did it!

Also, JM’s hand was first only halfway raised before the actual catch act, almost as if he actually imagined the kiss was still travelling and was timing its location until he decided it’s the right moment to try and catch it! And the giggly-/guilty-ish smile he did after was.. Argh! So JM to do that!


And you know what else I noticed, JK may or may not have done it first and JM just followed! Except JK’s hand didn’t close and he did a flying right after, so it seemed more like he just did successive flying kisses!

Doesn’t matter! Because JM doing it was friggin’ enough to blow my heart out of my chest with so much feels! 😭😭😭

anonymous asked:

Wait what tweets?

joey cassata’s (the drummer for great comet). they’re kind of yikes. in summary, there’s a picture of a sign that says ‘poison oak’, a link to a ny times posts which says 

  • ‘no star wanted to touch the show following the controversy’
  • ‘ His (Oak’s) run was rocky from the start. The former “Hamilton” cast member was offered the role of Pierre in January with the understanding he’d come to rehearsals knowing the piano and accordion parts he plays in the show. But several sources say he showed up unprepared musically, and without having learned his lines. His debut was postponed a week.’
  • ‘Last week, the atmosphere backstage grew desperate. Sources say cast members begged Onaodowan to make a public statement saying race was not the issue. They also pleaded with him to call Patinkin and ask him to reconsider.‘We were told by the major talent agencies that no one wanted to touch the show because of the controversy.’Production sources say Onaodowan initially agreed to step aside and make joint public appearances with Patinkin, but stopped talking to the producers after the backlash hit.‘
  • ‘ Onaodowan clashed during rehearsals with director Rachel Chavkin. He wanted the role altered to suit his needs, but sources say she insisted he play it as written, reminding him repeatedly that he was a “replacement.” ‘
  • ‘ To make sure he was onboard with their decision to bring in Patinkin, the producers told him he could rejoin the show in the future. But after what sources describe as a “heated” phone call with Chavkin, he believed she didn’t want him back. ‘

poison oak
this tells the truth
ny times article in question

essentially, the summary of the issue according to the cast is the cast and bts were upset with oak, and felt he could resolve the situation and believe he did nothing to do it. investors will only get back 20% of their investments which could harm future opportunities for Dave.

disclaimer: by posting these tweets and links, i do not claim for these to represent my view of views of the cast. i simply am passing these on to provide answers for prior posts.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I have been wanting to learn how to speak (and write) Korean, but I have no idea where to begin. What are some tips or advice you would recommend to begin?

Hi! So this is a great questions that I get quite a bit but I’d love to point you into the right direction! 

So first of all you need to get either a really solid book that will be able to help you or blogs that have good reliable information on them but aren’t too advanced at first and have a good structure to them! 

What I recommend: 

:: Talk to me in Korean :: I really love this book series and think it is a great investment because their books start at beginner all the way to advanced and even have some survival and cute slang books with them (all of these will have links don’t worry!)

:: A somewhat master post I have on sources :: this ask was one I did a while back but it has a huge list of information that I gave out to help them out so maybe it will be of some use!

Next where you need to go after finding resources etc.:

So really I would suggest starting by 

A. Memorize Hangul! I tell this to everyone but it is so important that you can read things so you don’t have to rely on phonetic spellings!

B. Grammar. Grammar. Grammar. Before you start to go and memorize a bunch of vocab, it probably won’t be of any use because you more than likely will know little to none at all about sentence structure and grammatical points! So it is so so important that you can begin to understand that at the beginning!:)

I hope that this is helpful for you since you’re at the beginning of your journey! If you have any other questions don’t be scared to ask!

Yuri on Ice BD booklet translation (with Mitsurou Kubo interview) - Volume 1

The BD/DVDs were available in stores today, 3 days earlier than the official release, so of course I went to Animate to get my copy even if this meant waiting in line for almost 30 minutes, hah. I’m sure screencaps are being posted all over the net already, but I haven’t watched the BD yet because, guess what, I was translating the booklet.

The booklet has 3 parts:
1) Character introduction for Yuuri and Victor, which is mostly information we know already except for a few extra info (for example, I don’t think it was ever mentioned so far that Victor is fluent in French?).
2) “Topics”, in other words random curiosities. This is the same as above, information we already know plus extra tidbits.
3) Interview with Mitsurou Kubo, from which among other things you can understand that she is probably having fun reading all kinds of fan theories found on the web, lol (though mostly the Japanese ones I think).

Have fun reading, while I finally go watch my BD…

P.S.: I was actually meant to post the translation of an interview with Georgi Popovich’s seiyuu Wataru Hatano, but after being obscured by Victor’s birthday he also managed to be obscured by the early release of the BD… Poor Georgi. I will post that tomorrow or on Thursday possibly.

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Will the piglet become a prince?

Yuuri Katsuki
voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Height: 173 cm
Date of birth: November 29th
Blood type: A
Born in Hasetsu City

Past record:
Grand Prix Final 6th place
Professional Japanese figure skater

He finally manages to participate in the Grand Prix Final, but ends up last. Following that he is unable to display his potential in the Japan National Championships and his season finishes there. 23 years old. He is called “glass heart” and the success rate of his quadruple jumps is low, but the peculiar rhythm of his steps has a good reputation. He was rumored to be retiring soon, however after Victor Nikiforov becomes his new coach he decides to aim for victory at the Grand Prix Final on his last season.
He is a Kyushu boy who is actually very competitive. The source of all his problems is his lack of confidence, but he has made up for it by training hard and is currently the ace of Japanese male figure skating. Since he tends to gain weight easily, he has decided that he will only eat katsudon (900kcal), his favorite food, when he wins a tournament. His romantic history is top secret.

A new legend is about to start.

Victor Nikiforov
voiced by Junichi Suwabe

Height: 180 cm
Date of birth: December 25th
Blood type: private
Born in Russia

Past record:
5 times consecutive winner of the Grand Prix Final
5 times consecutive winner of the World Championships

The living legend that from the age of 23 years old has never lost a World Championship and has kept on surprising the world. He is not only considered a legend for his brilliant results, but also because he creates his own choreographies and is a pioneer always looking for new ways to express himself. He can perform 4 quadruple jumps, among which the quadruple flip that is considered his signature technique. His splendid and unlimited performing skills capture the hearts of skating fans and athletes from all over the world.
Beside Russian, he is also proficient in English and French. Although he is always smiling and ready to provide fan service, his innocent and uninhibited remarks coming from his absolute confidence never fail to create tension in the Russian skate federation. Christmas is celebrated all over the world as the birthday of Victor Nikiforov.


TOPIC 1: Poodle
Looking at the pictures of Victor and Makkachin, Yuuri also decided to get a poodle and named him “Victor”. His nickname was Vicchan. Now both his smartphone case and background picture feature poodles. His dog Victor lived out his natural life span when Yuuri was at the GPF, but Makkachin came to Hasetsu together with Victor! Yuuri’s first thought when he sees Makkachin is “so huge!”. Indeed, even though their faces are identical, Victor was a toy poodle, and Makkachin is a standard poodle. The size is completely different.

*His display background is also a dog
*His smartphone case is also with dogs
*His tissue case is also a dog
*Yuuri’s pet dog Vicchan
*The magazine picture that made Yuuri decide to get a dog

TOPIC 2: Blade
The blades each athlete uses are different depending on their personalities. Yuuri’s blades are a standard type. Yurio’s are a new lighter model said to make it easier to perform jumps. If you look closely, the shape of the parts under the sole that support the blade is different. Victor’s blades are golden. Even the sound he makes when he glides the ice is beautiful. The personality of each athlete can also be seen in the color of the edge case used to cover the blades when the skating shoes are not used.

*Edge case: 1) Yuuri, 2) Yurio, 3) Victor

TOPIC 3: Hasetsu City
A castle town by the sea in Kyushu. …Or so it’s called, but the castle is actually fake and has a ninja house inside. It’s famous for its marine products, however due to the decreasing population it’s somewhat of a lonely place. The monument in front of the station that Yurio found gross portrays the local “yuru-chara” (mascot characters), a squid and a sea urchin, which are not very popular among the locals either. The popular menus of Yuuri’s house, daytime onsen “Yutopia Katsuki”, are squid sashimi and katsudon. The sweet potato shochu “Makai e no Izanai” was also appreciated by Victor.

*A town with a castle and the sea
*Unpopular yuru-chara!
*Currently there’s only one onsen resort in the town

TOPIC 4: Russian yankee
Yurio’s fashion style is Russian but it also corresponds to the style of Japanese punks (“yankees”). Or the style of old ladies in Kansai. His favorite design is leopard print and tigers are his favorite animal (he owns a cat). His meticulous aesthetic sense, with shoes, clothes, edge case, suitcase and even disguise mask all in the same style, makes his fans a little uneasy. However, his most hardcore fans “Yuri’s Angels” consider him a fashion leader.

*He’s fashionable but doesn’t like cleaning up
*Attempt at a disguise?
*He wants to show the world

TOPIC 5: Ice Castle Hasetsu
Skate rink at the base of Hasetsu Castle, one of the few in Kyushu that are open throughout the year. It’s the place where Yuuri started skating and also his current training base. Thanks to his friends, the Nishigoori family, working as staff, he is allowed to use the rink to train even outside normal business hours, which is very helpful. It’s rare for a Japanese rink to have light coming in through a window, and to Yuuri this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The names of the mascot characters are Ikahime and Ikadono.

*The castle can be seen in the background
*Yuuri is lucky because he can have the rink all for himself
*The Nishigoori family

Original plan / “name” (manga storyboard) / character plan
Mitsurou Kubo interview

A story where Yuuri seizes things with his own hands.

The first time I met director Yamamoto, 2 years ago, she told me that she wanted to create an anime about the deep bond between a coach and an athlete. How to concretely shape the story is something that we decided after carrying out extensive research on figure skating and studying it. The director taught me a lot and I also checked out stuff on my own, while at the same time keeping in mind the feelings of an amateur, as it’s important to understand what would catch the heart of someone who doesn’t know anything about figure skating and has their first approach to it through an anime.

-The feelings of the creators emerge in their work-

The director doesn’t follow single athletes, she really watches everything, ice dance, single, pair, and she has respect for everyone, both past athletes, current athletes and even young ones. For example, she always calls all athletes with the “-san” suffix (common Japanese honorific), including the junior skaters. And not only in front of them, she does it when she speaks with me too. I think it’s the small things like this that emerge in your work. I believe that it’s important to act freely within our creation, while treasuring the feelings of respect and support for the athletes and without feeling superior.
However, you don’t really feel like enlivening the story with someone getting hurt. At least within the anime, you want everyone to stay safe from injuries. Since in real life it actually happens often…… But then, when the series started airing, I saw people worried that someone might get injured or die, and I realized that maybe it’s actually that kind of things that people look for in fiction.
If it were a long serialization it could have been possible to accurately portray someone going through that kind of hardship, but this time we only had one cour. That is why we chose to limit the worries of the protagonist Yuuri Katsuki to his talent and his psychological weakness, instead of having the people around him put a lot of pressure on him or having someone that disapproves of his choices. We wanted to show someone who has trouble progressing while being surrounded by kind people who don’t step too much into his territory, thus diminishing the enemies. I was careful because I didn’t want to make a story where he would put the blame on someone.
I was very happy when, after the show aired, I saw people comment that they can watch it over and over because they don’t hate any characters and so they don’t feel stressed.

-Having viewers get accustomed to the characters-

Indeed, what’s important is that characters are alive within this work. The first thing I thought when I found myself creating a story about sport is that if a saw a person completely unrelated to me that skates, no matter how well they skate I probably would not feel them “close”. If a person that isn’t really interested in real world figure skating watches it they would just think “oh, some skilled guy is skating”, like watching from a distance. I realized that if the viewers don’t become familiar with the characters they will never feel personally involved watching them in a tournament.
That’s why we didn’t jump to the matches right away but we spent 3 episodes getting the viewers accustomed to the characters as much as possible. If you can get familiar with the characters and personally experience how it feels when an athlete you really like is participating in a tournament, then you can finally be engrossed in the world of the series. I hope this mechanism works well. I really did my best, because I’m sure that the fiction will not strike a chord in the viewers’ hearts if we don’t create the necessary premises first.

-Is it the same for Katsuki-kun?-

Based on my experience working with shounen magazines, Yurio wouldn’t make for a good protagonist. He shines the most as a rival, but if you use him as a protagonist he is not going to push the story forward, he would probably send it more in a tragic direction. Yuuri Katsuki really pushes the story forward, he’s helped me more than once. Yuuri is indeed the type that doesn’t have confidence, but when you see the interviews of lots of athletes from the real world, who have developed through many battles, you see what a strong personality they have. When you see a skater who is very passionate about training say “I don’t really listen to what my coach says”, automatically you think that maybe Katsuki-kun too doesn’t really listen to his coach when he’s focused. When a kind and sensitive-looking skater says that the judges should “watch me more” in a very blunt way you think that maybe Katsuki-kun too, deep down, has that kind of thoughts about the judges. I like it when real athletes say things that I would never come up with. Still, I use what I hear as a reference when deciding how the characters would behave, but the decision is ultimately based on the personalities that I created for them.
Also, I didn’t want to make it so that Victor as a coach would give and teach everything to Yuuri. The driving force of this story is how Yuuri Katsuki seizes things with his own hands. When you have a coach that twists you around his finger you necessarily have to change yourself or to change something to understand how to move forward….

-The difference between manga and animation-

It’s the first time that I’m involved with animation, and first of all, in manga you cannot show music and movements together. Obviously. Recently I’m realizing how much manga actually rely on the imagination of the readers. If you draw someone saying “what an amazing performance!” and then spend a few frames to draw the pose in an impressive way the reader might actually be convinced that they’re indeed doing an “amazing performance”. I draw my manga adding details until I’m satisfied and consider them “completed”, but now I think that might not be true.
I feel that this work, that was born from the joint effort of animators, voice actors, musicians and many other people, is now standing on its own. I reckon that there are people who think “since real life skaters are so wonderful, there must be something deep in the world of the anime too”, and so they imagine new things. Among many different languages, sexualities and discussions, there are many people who are bringing out their creative ideas, and I guess to every one of them this work is becoming something special. When I take a look at people’s impressions there are so many things that surprise me, for example how different people will interpret something in completely different ways, and how some people look for deep meanings I didn’t even think about.
I have come to find it really captivating that these characters have left my hands and are existing somewhere else. When I see things like that I really feel like I would never get tired to hear the thoughts of people who say they love this work.
And at the same time, the feeling inside me that makes me not want to lose to anyone has also become stronger. I didn’t create these characters alone with my own power of course, but more than ever I feel that I am responsible for making these anime characters grow stronger than anyone else! Like Victor, I found motivation.

clearing some things up

Ok so I want to leave a lot of things clear with this:

I DO NOT own the videos I post, that’s why I add the link to the original source in the description of each post.

I DO NOT know the specifics of each video, for instance: there might be some foods I do not recognize nor know, I try to add tags so people have an idea of what the video is about, I will usually ad an ‘’?’’ after the tag so you know I’m not sure of the content of the video.

These posts are supposed to make me feel better and calm, I’m glad it helps other people as well, the least I want is people creating a tense environment. 

As it says in the description of my blog, if you want anything tagged or you know the actual name of the food you can kindly ask me to add it to the post.

I have gotten several asks of people saying ‘’I’m disrespecting cultures by not adding the specific tags’’ and I apologize if anyone actually felt like I was doing so, but personally I believe that it’s better to educate others rather than saying mean things, more so when my intentions were never bad.

I enjoy the videos, they calm me down and I post them with a source, that’s it.

I really dislike feeling like I’m being ‘attacked’ or ‘pressured’ to do certain things, if those continue I’m afraid I will have to disable the ask.

Thanks for reading.

abt the source of the herizen guardiola screenshots bc most people are confused !!

i don’t feel confident that i have all the information on the subject but i do know 100% who first posted the ‘screenshots’ (not going to include my personal opinion, but we’ve all seen this) and it was not the tumblr blog “””known for faking screenshots””” or whatever (which they’ve only ever done as a joke in the past and never acted like/claimed they were real) aka archiesandrews, who i’ve been following for a lil while. yes they said they didn’t like the get down n i can understand how that would look weird but they did not take or make the herizen screenshots. all they did was save them from the actual source on twitter and share the story on tumblr. i don’t have the archiesandrews post but if anyone does, pls lmk so i can link it here !

the first person to post the screenshots or say anything about the situation was twitter user bellbiakes. if anyone faked the screenshots it was them. i posted this about this twitter user a few hours after it all began and just to clear things up, i did know them and so did a lot of people in the rpc. they left because they were called out for saying something very antiblack. since people asked and i’m confident they’re not coming back to it again, this was their rp blog. not that i think it’s important, but just in case, someone said they thought this person apologized, but the only thing i’ve heard abt them from between when they left and now is that they tried to come back under an alias n pretend they were someone completely different. they left again p much the second people found out it was them.

summary: bellbiakes on twitter is the source, not archiesandrews on tumblr. both archiesandrews and bellbiakes have moved since n idk where but they are definitely not the same person. archiesandrews actually apologized for spreading the screenshots after the post about them likely being faked went around. 

again this is not what i think abt the issue, and it’s also not a call out post or anything. i’m just sharing what i know about the source of it since pretty much everyone is blaming the wrong person. 

not rlly needed for this post but i’ll also inclue this info abt word from herizen’s mother since everything else is linked here anyway.

Chance Encounter by SweetLittleVampire

(without a link to dA this time; apparently tumblr messes up posts with links to outside sources. My dA is linked on my blog though.)

So I thought it was time to send my poor neglected Layton OC on an adventure. Her name´s Charlotte Greaves. She is 14 years old, and her mother works at Gressenheller University. I posted her bio under the Read More in case you´re interested.

In this scene you can see her waiting for her mother outside of Gressenheller University. She had lost her beloved pendant, and was absolutely devastated that she could not find it after searching literally the whole building. The reason for this being that Luke had found it. As he and Layton were leaving the building, they found Charlotte, crying on a bench, so the Professoor and Luke walked up to her to see if they could be of any assistance. So she told them what happened, and Luke was able to return the pendant, while Layton finally got to know his colleague´s daughter.

Maybe I´ll type soething up for this; I´m not too sure yet.

Charlotte Greaves © @SweetLittleVampire (me)
Professor Layton / Luke Triton © Nintendo/Level 5

Charlotte´s bio under the Read More:

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Absolutely LOVE your blog! You are both professional & real~not an easy combo! I notice that you blog images from unsplash. Can you share how you do that? When I try to capture any of their royalty-free images, tumblr gives me an "error saving post" message. Can you advise? Thank you & xoxo your blogs!

Hello there! Thank you so, so, so much for the kind words. You’re the sweetest! 💛 

Yes, I love Unsplash and the generous photographers who contribute to it! Now, to get the images I hover over the picture I like, then click the arrow in the bottom right corner, which you can see in the screenshot below:

From here, it’ll download like normal, and I just save it to my desktop. After it’s downloaded, Unsplash will give you the option to ‘Say thanks,’ and that’ll look like this:

I always, always credit, so I add the link in the caption field beneath the photo after uploading it to Tumblr, as well as in the ‘Source’ field. (Info on that here for anyone either new to Tumblr, or who just doesn’t know.)

And that’s pretty much it. Just download it, upload it to Tumblr, do the credit bit, and post! They don’t have a ‘Post Directly to Tumblr’ option yet, but I’m sure they’ll eventually get something like that which’ll make it more quick and seamless. *Fingers crossed*

Good luck! I hope you had a fun weekend, and thank you again for the sweet words.

I really wish I could say I’m surprised when I find out that people have stolen things on this website but every time I decide to have a little faith suddenly shit hits the fan. I recently discovered MY gifs reposted on someone else’s blog. I sent them a fairly decent message asking them to take it down, figured it was their first time stealing and just wanted to ward them off. THEN I discovered that most of their content was stolen. I have messaged most of the original gif owners that I could find and I will be providing my proof below the cut. 

My goal here is not to hate but to simply let everyone know that this cannot and will not be tolerated. Honestly nothing in this world is worse that creating something that you probably spent time and effort on and seeing someone else get praised for your work. THAT IS YOUR WORK. No one should have the right to repost your content. NO ONE

With that being said the blog that currently has stolen gifs is @avocado-heda​. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HATE BECAUSE OF THIS POST. All I want is for her to delete her current stolen gifs, issue an apology (doubtful, but something that should be done) and not steal anymore gifs. Since this will be a long post, I have evidence below the cut.

—-Update 1: As of 5:30AM (05:30) EST my bob morley beach gifs were removed. I have not received a response from her. 

—-Updates 2:As of 6:00AM (06:00) EST the owner of the Bob, Eliza and Lindsey gif contacted me. Her response is above. She requested that the gifset be taken down from the site. Instead, the owner of the blog put her as a source in the caption. The link to her edit original edit is here

—-Update 3: At 2PM (14:00) EST the owner of the Bob Morley in the blooper reel contacted me and has allowed me to add her to this post. The original maker was @morleybell and here is her original blooper reel post! 

– Update 4: At around 5:45PM (17:45) EST I noticed the blog owner added another source credit to the Bob Morley in the blooper reel post.

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slenderlock  asked:

yo!! how did you set up that redirection script for your blog? I've been thinking of swapping my username out but I don't want all my links to break.


The way I did it was that firstly, I changed URL on my art blog (ryuki-draws) Then I created a side blog with my old URL (ryuki-chinto-art), where in source code I used the redirection script from here. Works like a charm. ♥


Important is not to change the default theme Tumblr gives you when you create the blog. (mobile reasons) So just paste the script in the HTML editor to head or body, as tutorial says. I put it right after <head> 

Once you do that, however, you will not be able to reach the blog from browser because it will automatically redirect you. To change any settings, you will have to do it from dashboard. There is a function to access the HTML as well (just pointing this out since I got hella confused how the hell am I supposed to do anything in source code when I cannot reach the page to click the “Edit theme” button in the right top corner because I am stupid.)

This solves any old links without breaking them. However, it doesn’t solve this. 

This is however, dashboard problem only. If you go to someone’s post they reblogged from you directly on their blog, the link to you will redirect just fine. But even on dashboard, you can help it by slapping your new URL all around the redirection blog, shamelessly. 

It also helps a lot in tagging if someone hasn’t noticed you changed your URL.

In worst case, you will be checking notes on the redirection blog for a while as well. :”D

Unfortunately, I am not quite a mobile user and I am pretty much wifiless so I cannot check how stuff works for the app. :(

Hope it makes sense at least a little. :D I also recomment looking through redirect code tag of lovely lady who wrote this script for troubleshooting!

erisintheclouds  asked:

hey! i love ur blog a lot & i know u have some aussie mods so i was wondering if u could help me? do u know of any physical places to buy stim toys in aus? specifically tangles, squishies, chewies, & textured (bumpy/rigid) things? alternatively, do u have any good online shops/links that ship to aus?

Thank you so much for the compliment! Yes, we can absolutely help. Mod Rainbow and I (Mod K.A.) are both Aussie and invested in trying to make stim toys more accessible for Aussies - part of the reason I started this blog was because few people at the time were talking about places Aussies could buy stim toys that didn’t involve dollar conversion and international shipping costs.

We tag by country of toy origin (not countries to which toys ship) so you might wish to check out our Australia tag for locally-sourced toys. We’re now up to twenty pages of posts! Note that I am Victorian (regional Western Victoria, close to Melbourne) so that a lot of my resources tend to skew Victorian. Mod Rainbow is based in QLD, and I’ll ask them to add to the post if they have any local offline sources that I haven’t covered.

But, to answer your question more specifically, I’ll go by store and list the things they sell. Links below go to that store’s tag or a post featuring that item. Please note that it might be worth checking on the store’s tag, as all these stores stock many more stimmy things that don’t quite meet your brief for the toys you’re after - everything from bouncy balls and poppers to wooden puzzles and bubble wands.

Also note that dollar stores right now are stocking spinners and knock-off fidget cubes as well as the usual range of hedge balls/hedge creatures, bouncy balls and knock-off slinkies. There’s lots of things available in the toy, stationery and party sections, often for inexpensive prices.

First, offline (or offline and webstore) Australian stores:


(Store locations: Australia-wide, mostly on the East Coast.)

Mind Games

(Store locations: Victoria, Tasmania, QLD)

  • Tangles: $10 AUD for Tangle Jr and Tangle Jr Textured

Queen Victoria Market

(Located in the Melbourne CBD, Victoria.)


(Store locations: Melbourne and Sydney.)


(Store locations: Australia-wide. Also allows online purchasing.)

Sensory Oasis for Kids

(North Altona, Melbourne. Also allows online purchasing with flat-rate shipping in Australia for $9.95 AUD.)


(Store locations: Australia-wide. Some items for sale online.)

  • Mini Snake Puzzle: $7 AUD (often on sale at 2 for $7 AUD)
  • Large Snake Puzzle: $14 AUD (often on sale for $7 AUD
  • Serpent Puzzle: $14 AUD (often on sale for $7 AUD. Note: not available online, but I have still seen these available in offline stores).


(Store locations: Australia wide, mostly on the East Coast.)

Second, Australia-based webstores:

Sister Sensory

Source for: Chewables, Tangles, Fidgets

No shipping price listed on their website, so it seems they calculate based on weight.

The Therapy Store

Source for: Chewables, Tangles, Fidgets

No shipping price listed on their website, so it seems they calculate based on weight. 


Source for: Chewables, Tangles, Fidgets

Shipping is calculated based on the value of your order. $0-$25 is $8.25 AUD shipping; $25-$50 is $14 AUD. I do not recommend this as a good way of determining shipping, since it’s possible via this metric to purchase two chew pendants, which are light, and pay $14 AUD to ship both when they’d both fit in Australia Post’s under 250 gram weight bracket.

Third, international sources:


Source for: Chewables

Despite being located in the US, I really recommend Stimtastic as a source for chewables. This is because Australian stim toy/OT stores only tend to stock Chewigem and ARK Therapeutic chewables, which are usually priced around $20-$22 AUD plus shipping (usually around $10 AUD … thanks, Australia Post). Stimtastic’s chewables are $10 USD or less, so even by the time you pay dollar conversion and international shipping, you’re still often saving money. Depending on the chewable in question, sometimes you can even get two items for the same price as one purchased here in Australia.

(Because of issues of weight, there’s other items that I wouldn’t purchase from Stimtastic and would try to source here in Australia instead, but the chewables are too well priced not to purchase from this store, even with international shipping. Plus the shipping is quick!)


Source for: Squishies

Most things have free standard international shipping. Despite shipping from China, I’ve had everything I’ve purchased so far arrive in three weeks or less. There’s a range of squishies available here, from only a few dollars each to $10 AUD and more for the larger, higher quality squishies. Not paying shipping makes their offerings that much more affordable and I’ve had no problems with the items I’ve bought.


Source for: Squishies, Tangles, Spinners, Knock-off Fidget Cubes

A great many of these things also have free standard international shipping from China, Hong Kong, the Philippines. Please note that quality varies widely and most of these things (especially the cheaper free shipping options) are knock-offs. (Check out this post of mine about the knock-off eBay Tangles: they work just like a Tangle Creations-packaged Tangle, but they’re lighter, looser and clickier.) For stimmers without a lot of money, though, these things are well worth checking out, especially if you don’t mind something clickier and louder (fidget cubes particularly).

If you need more help with finding sources closer to your state, please let us know. I’ve probably forgotten something, but my wrist is starting to hurt so I’ll end this one here! Being Victorian, I have more resources than many other Australian stimmers, but availability varies so widely from state to state, at times it’s like being in another country. I know a lot of what I take for granted just isn’t available elsewhere.

- Mod K.A.

anonymous asked:

So what was the reason arzaylea and Luke broke up like what was that tea do I have a thread explaining it like I don't get why they broke up???

I wish I had a thread. I’ll explain and link two articles.

Long story short, Arzaylea cheated on Luke with Blackbear and got caught. After fans started picking up on what was happening, a very legit source sent me text messages from Lindsay where she confirms the cheating and told me I was allowed to post them. Then, a little later on, a source told Teen.com that the texts I leaked are real and gave them some more info about what happened.

Here’s the first article that covers the cheating and some of the texts that I leaked: (x)

Here’s the second article that covers everything and proves the texts are real: (x)

anonymous asked:

/post/162878254222 where's the last picture from?? I haven't seen it before!! why haven't I seen it before?!? I need to see it omg they're so precious

it was posted on ig after the london cw premiere. I don’t know the source anymore, sry :(  

Edit: ok, thanks to @bowie28 I can link you to the source now

I finally posted the first part of my reaper76 fic! Idk if Tumblr is weird about ao3 links and won’t show this post in the tags if I link to it, but we’re going to do it anyway~
Here it is! 

It took me too long to write omg. But I already have the second part started so hopefully I can finish that up relatively quickly (after Colossal con next weekend, of course).
Super special thanks to @jiseruu for drawing the comic in the first place lol and for being such a huge source of support and inspiration~ blesss

anonymous asked:

Someone told me you posted Ceil's real name. Is it true or false? Can you tell me the name once again? I can't find the post.

It’s both true and false XD The post is here. I claimed Ciel’s real name was Merde, complete with (imo very obviously) fake quotes from Yana and editor K, plus a source that linked to a rickroll but half the people in the notes didn’t bother clicking on it and believed me. I could never look at the fandom the same away again after that.

The other post I made was a joke where I theorized Ciel’s true name was Covfefe, based on the infamous presidential tweet. But I think the first one’s what you’re looking for!