i feel like i need to say something here, because i see some comments irrationally shooting off about mnet’s infamous ‘evil edits’.
as someone who has worked for reality tv shows, lemme say that mnet is doing a decent (maybe even great?) job in editing a colossal show like produce 101. and i say this because it’s so LABORIOUS to edit a show with a hundred contestants. this means sitting through 101 interviews, picking soundbites from 101 contestants, and scrummaging through TONS of footage from god knows how many cameras. AND having to create a cohesive narrative from the massive amount of footage, while still trying to give 101 contestants a decent amount of screen time. ON TOP of working against the clock (seriously the first ep aired barely 2 months from the first shoot date). i don’t even want to imagine the amount of hours the crew spend on set.
we can all agree that it isn’t very fair on the trainees who work hard day and night, and they’re the ones eventually getting the short end of the stick. but this is first and foremost, a reality show. people need to be entertained. if your favs aren’t very interesting to watch or don’t fit into any story line, they don’t get screen time. it’s as easy as that. and it works the other way round as well, the producers will focus on trainees who have a clear narrative. (reference to the ep where one of the 2pm cover groups mentioned that no taehyun’s interview took very long)
whether they’re being portrayed negatively or positively, really depends on what the trainees do and what will be more entertaining for the audience to watch. they also take into account a trainee’s popularity and will obviously let people see who they want to see.
TLDR: P101 is just a reality show. it’s more show than it is reality, so take everything with a grain of salt and just enjoy the ride.
fun fact: i originally read Oumagadoki Zoo around the time when it first came out, about 6-7 years ago (around 2010-11)
i was still in highschool.
that was also Horikoshi’s first official weekly debut. sadly, it was canceled not long after along with his second series (Oumagadoki at 38 chapters, and Barrage at 12), but i’m so glad he’s continued on even past these failures and went on to create MHA
i always knew that dude had a lot of potential, and i’m so glad he kept going until now
the only reason it took me so long to touch MHA was because Oumagadoki and Barrage were canceled soon after they started, and i didn’t want to get my hopes up only to have them crushed again. (also, because while Oumagadoki had a lot of heart in it, Barrage felt very forced and uninteresting to me. i was worried the new series might have that same feel in it’s writing style; Horikoshi even went on to say that he didn’t enjoy writing Barrage.
thankfully, MHA has never had that feeling to it. you can tell how much Horikoshi enjoys writing it, and he puts so much heart and care in the story and the characters. you can just tell how much he loves writing MHA.)
also, as sad as i am that Oumagadoki got cancelled after only 38 chapters, i think it really helped Horikoshi hone his writing skills, because a lot of what he put into Oumagadoki has been reused in MHA. things like character designs, traits, development, and plot points that originally appeared in Oumagadoki have all been reused and reinterpreted in MHA in new and interesting ways.
the biggest i can think of are Shiina’s childlike mentality vs. Shigaraki’s (and the circumstances that lead to it), and how Shishidou started out as an aggressive character obsessed with being Number One who eventually mellowed and became more of a friend to the cast vs. Bakugou’s own similar character development.
but that’s hardly the end of it
not to mention, look at his art development.
the top pic is his first published colorspread for Oumagadoki (and his first published colorspread EVER). the bottom is for MHA that was published about a year ago. that’s only a few years difference, about maybe 4-5? maybe??
he originally started out using traditional art like most of his fellow mangaka, but he obviously had a hard time using copics and markers. but somewhere along the way, he switched to digital; he still draws the outline traditionally with an ink pen, but all the coloring is done digitally, and it has done WONDERS for his art
a comparison between Oumagadoki’s first colored chapter cover vs. one of My Hero Academia’s.
the dude has improved A LOT.
idk where this post is going, haha. Horikoshi is just a dude i’ve been following since i was about… 15-16? i’m an adult now, and i’m following his current series, which is getting so much attention and it’s so well written and it just passed it’s 100th chapter and it’s actually popular
i followed Oumagadoki Zoo week by week, hoping that it would raise a little in the rankings so it wouldn’t get canceled, only for it to end prematurely
My Hero Academia has just hit it’s 120th chapter, is about to air the second season of it’s anime, and already has a dub for the first.
i’m just really proud of Horikoshi and how far he’s come. despite failing twice, he continued on, and now he’s onto his third series and he’s doing such a good job with writing his characters and his story. people are finally appreciating his work.
and his story is unique; yes, it’s similar to what we’ve seen before, but he’s so good at manipulating and subverting common shonen tropes, and he’s telling this Hero’s Journey in a way that we’ve never seen in this genre before. the mentor doesn’t die, the mother actually has a say in her son’s life, the characters are actually punished and rewarded for their actions instead of having them brushed over, etc. the young character’s mental health is actually a THING and treated seriously.
so yeah, i’m just… really proud of Horikoshi. he’s come so far and improved so much. i wanted for so long for him to have a series that became popular, and he did. i kinda grew up with this guy and saw the potential he had, even as he failed and failed, but i had hoped, dearly hoped, that he would finally break through and get his day
and he has.
i’m just…. so proud of Horikoshi, you guys. so proud
Meet my new OC’s!!! I love them very much hohoh. I guess they’re bread.. Gijinkas? haaa
There’s French baguette-Kun, he’s 6ft4, so tall!! And then there’s Italian ciabatta-kun, he’s 5ft10💕
BREAD FACTS: when the French baguette started gaining popularity, Italian bakers were worried the Italian people were consuming too much French bread, so they created the ciabatta to rival the baguette 😈
I just wish there were more people that were active in the Portal fandom. It is really nice that according to this post there are around 800 of us left, but I feel like there’s only 30 or so of us that are ever making new content, and most of it is for what has always been popular in the fandom. Although I love you all, I’d like to see more different types of fans/fanworks and I guess that’s something you only get with a bigger fandom. It’s also kind of lonely when it’s just us and new friends are always nice! How can we create new fans and bring old fans back in??
hi i was wondering if you could rec me some haikyuu fics, but not the really popular ones because ive read most of them already. like 'hidden gems' or something. ive really liked what you recommended in the past so i was wondering if you had some more :D
TUUUH idk which pairing but…if you look through my fic recs tag the most i’ve rec’ed is ushioi and iwaoi. I don’t really read much outside from those pairings LOL but for ones not yet included there I’d say….
Bloodied, but Unbowed - Royal AU (they’re both princes), hasn’t been updated for a long time but I’m really hoping it’s not dropped bc I really love it ;___;
I Followed Fires - Exiled prince Tooru and ranger Iwaizumi. I WON’T SAY ANY MORE BUT IT’S FRIGGIN GOOD
Lanterns Lit - Oikw is a sorcerer who got amnesia and iwa/mattsun/makki are dragon tamers (i think.) IT’S REALLY CUTE
Saunter’s omegaverse series!! - I’M REALLY HYPED FOR THIS SERIES you dont even know. If you want you can look through saunter’s tumblr to see drabbles in the OV tag so you can feel my hype. There are spoilers there though!
If You Water It, It Will Grow- so adorable!! an AU where people can grow from plants! HOW COOL RIGHT well I don’t wanna give spoilers so you’re gonna have to read it yourself ;^)
h(a)unting(bokuakakuro) so nice!! Bokuto and Akaashi are ghost hunters. there’s art too. anyway this is a really cool fic
That’s it for now since I don’t really know what ship you’re looking for. My bookmarks for iwaoi fics is assorted by smut angst and fluff bc there’s so many but…if anyone asks for it im just gonna take a screenshot LOL also i have a lot of unread fics T___^ SERIOUSLY i have like 50+ tabs open of unread fics every night but i keep opening new ones (because i go in the hq tag in ao3 every night) and that’s not including the ones i bookmarked that are unread as well.
under the cut are #82 icons and #35 gif icons of the kakaotalk characters! if you don’t know, kakaotalk is a texting app that’s really popular for their character emoticons. these are meant to be used in text threads! all icons are 150x150 and gif icons are 100x100. most of these are transparent but a few have a white background. i didn’t make any of these and found them all off google, so credit goes to their original makers! please like/reblog if you use these or find them helpful!
Anon said: I’m a new ARMY so it might just be that I don’t know anything, but why is tae/kook so popular? From what I’ve seen (and as of now, I don’t really have an “ult” ship and I just ship everything), both v/min and ji/kook have A LOT more moments than tae/kook. Tae and JK individually seem to spend more time with Jimin?? Idk tae/kook moments are still cute, but I don’t really understand why they’re so popular in the fandom.
Hi anon! please separate ship names with a ‘/’ or ‘*’ from now on so they don’t go in other ships tags! 😊
And honestly, I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve been an ARMY for 2 years and I still have no idea why people ship tae/kook romantically. Like the friendship, I understand that. But idk how people see tae/kook as anything more than brotherly? Then again, people view ji/kook and v/min as just friendly as well, so I honestly don’t know. It’s just personal preference I guess. Maybe I’m too much of a ji/kook shipper to see what tae/kook shippers do? (might be because a few tae/kook shippers are stuck in 2014 and think that jk hates jimin and that jimin is just an obsessed hyung, at least from what i’ve seen)
Maybe ask a tae/kook stan?? Idk, I would say watch tae/kook videos and you’ll be awakened but you wont.
CONNOR IM SO FREAKING PUMPED TUAT JASPER IN DEADLAND ID GETTING POPULAR LIKE LAST WEEK THERE WERE FIVE TUMBLR POST IN THE TAG AND NOW A FANDOM IS GROWING. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE OETH THIS SHOW FOR A YEAR ANF IT'S GETTING THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES AND the FaNDOM IS LITTER ALL THE BMC FANDOM AND I LOVE IT
ahhh nice!!! once i get more into it i’ll have to draw something for it!!
i used to be so indifferent towards it? like i wasn’t really into the ship itself but i could deal with it. but idk it just somehow exploded in popularity and i don’t understand why?? i get it being a ship, i really, really do. i just dont get the incredible popularity, especially when bokutsuki is an incredibly rare ship and yet bokuto has had just as much interaction with tsukki, not to mention he’s had a very large influence on him and the similarities between bokuto and akiteru have been drawn up in canon (tsukki has a brother complex, you can work with it when it comes to bokuto come on) plus even bokuto’s teammates have pointed in canon that bokuto seems to have special interest in tsukki. so i guess i’m a little bitter towards it for overshadowing a ship that deserves way more attention than it’s been given (kurotsukiboku tho aaayyy)
thing is i could deal with it when kurotsuki used to be just snarky sex and bad jokes. but somehow people have been trying to work them into fluff and romance and i just??? don’t get how they’re doing it because??? even tho kuroo teases tsukki, tsukki has never shown kuroo anything beyond respect as his senior and mentor or complete and utter annoyance. and i guess it somehow annoys me that people are trying to make kurotsuki work with elements that aren’t even suggested in canon? though granted, a lot of ships work with headcanons the thing is, most of the time the headcanons have basis to work on and well…
i dont know. look, i like their relationship in canon. i like the mentor/student thing they have going on. i think it’s great tsukki has a mentor to teach him how to be better in his position since they share the same one, cos bokuto and akiteru can only teach him so much as wing spikers.
and as far as shipping goes, i really like the idea of kuroo > tsukki. but not even like… kuroo being in love with him or anything. just wanting to get in his pants and there being like a 645834983024896235% chance that he wont. ever. and throw in boku > tsukki too where kuroo and bokuto watch the megane babe walk past and then they look at each other like “aaayyy”
the thing is i dont hate a single ship in haikyuu? there’s many i’m indifferent towards but i never dislike. kagehina was close but i dont dislike it enough to get angry at it every time i see it like i do kurotsuki (tho some kagehina shippers make me very…..)
so i guess my hate for kurotsuki stems from a bitterness and how i just dont get how popular it is, and then just disagreeing with the way everybody else seems to ship it. i don’t know.
i guess the ship just managed to grind my gears enough for me to actually feel hate for it.
does anyone know why when I go to search my blog tag (which is ‘another-tyler12-blog’, obvi) the “recent” filter lets in a bunch of random posts from people who I don’t follow and haven’t tagged me?
Like usually when people tag me or @ me I’m able to go to my tag and look through all of it but today I checked and there’s all these random posts from ddlg blogs and anime blogs and 1D blogs and none of them have tagged me in anything…so is it like tumblr issue? do other people experience this?
Because it’s not even like my tag is popular enough for people to try to use to get more attention…so idk what the problem is?