idk what this is u can interpret it however u want

i-rant-for-pleasure  asked:

Do you mind if I ask what's this anime you're talking about? Because so far from you you've blogged about I'm digging the lack of fanservice and moe face!

Hmm…. it depends on what you perceive as “the moe face” because that term is so nebulous and up to personal interpretation, unfortunately. I tend to define it as “characters looking much younger than their actual age, with typical anime style of drawing” not characters that are just as young as they’re drawn thus the designs are simply “cute” not “moe”. :v


In this case, I’m pretty sure you could enjoy:

LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA

It’s a very lighthearted show about a school for witches, that’s sure to give u a Harry Potter childhood nostalgia ;D. It actually feels exactly like a cross between this and Ghibli movies = cute, super cool action and absolutely no fanservice. Also female protagonists because that’s …. an all-girls school. The animation is so beautiful u want to eat it and the show is very funny but can be pretty emotional at times as well!

Addition: If you love Mabel Pines - you’ll love Akko - the main character, as well!! 


MOB PSYCHO 100

There’s also Mob Psycho 100 which… hmm I personally wouldn’t say qualifies as “cute” at all, unless some specific scene calls for it (mostly as a joke lmao). 

Extremely good animation - seconded! It’s not only insanely fluid but also uses SUCH UNIQUE TECHNIQUES, Yes you’re gonna see full sequences made via paint on glass or charcoal, pencil etc. This is… kinda an action show but it’s ABOUT action, it’s central theme is kindness. However unlike in other shows with the same theme it doesn’t feel forced. It’s so natural and all characters are so real and you’ll end up loving them all! This show’s not only super hilarious but it brought me to tears more than once… I’ve never seen anything so accurately showcasing character’s emotions through just the visuals.

So yea it basically has it all: almost no romance, amazing plot, animation and characters, humor!

Additional bonus if you’re a Gravity Falls fan: it has a conman character with a hidden heart of gold that actually cares about the main character that’s a middle school kid = so if u love Stan, you will love him! :D


SHIROBAKO

Well, I’ve already talked about why this show is great [HERE]!


PARANOIA AGENT

Then there’s a show that’s pretty heavy and entirely psychological, meant for the mature audience. - and yes there’s no fanservice here either. If u dig diving into twisted mysteries that make you question what’s real and what’s a figment of the character’s tortured psyche’s - Paranoia Agent is the show for you.

^^^ extremely creepy in context/paired up with the soundtrack = the intro is characters laughing in dangerous/deadly situations… the song is sickeningly joyous… you see nuclear bomb exploding, flood, war… and they laugh

It deals with so many kinds of mental illness or very serious horrible situations life puts us in, that make us feel trapped, absolutely lost. It can get VERY visually abstract and this gets more prominent as the show goes on so I won’t post any screencaps of this to not to spoil too much. 

The best thing is that despite dealing with very dark matters… the show does allow the viewer to draw some positive lessons from it. So you won’t just feel crushed after all that heavy stuff going on, more like… enlightened, emotional and utterly fascinated. I think it’s most helpful for someone with suicidal thoughts.


I’m yet to see enough anime to make a comprehensive list of those “safe to watch”. I realize there are way more out there but I’ve decided to only talk about those I’ve seen personally. 

But in general other movies made by Satoshi Kon (who made Paranoia Agent) are just like that show so go watch them too! Just as all of the Studio Ghibli movies are very fun, beautifully made, devoid of “moe face” and esp fanservice since this company is kinda like the Japanese Disney = keeps stuff kid friendly (but still some of the movies really do deal with heavy real-life matters like war or destruction of the environment! so it still stays very intellectually satisfying). 


Other shows to consider

Terror in Resonance: The designs are one foot in the moe and one in a more grounded style so it’s for you to decide if this sits right with you. There’s not really any fanservice except one scene where a female characters simply takes a bath, it’s not sexualized… but u can see the boobs so… yeaa be vary of that. But overall it’s a fast-paced mystery-driven show about serious matters such as terrorism, childhood trauma, how WWII affected the Japanese society and so on… Plus it has really really unique and great soundtrack! It ranges from fast-paced jazz to stuff resembling Sigur Ros… (and I love this character on the right so much > . <)


Hyouka

This is, a very chill show about a group of friends hanging out and solving small mysteries in their school and outside of it. The mysteries aren’t that important but still they got this kind-of Sherlockian vibe? (later on those books are referenced just as Christie’s). The mysteries are fun but most of all it’s about watching these high schoolers grow as people. I mean that’s not the most ambitious premise but trust me, this is incredibly pleasant to watch, it always made me feel so relaxed, at ease. It’d say it’s quite beautiful! And yeah the design is meant to be cute and typical “anime style” but, uh, characters look their age (I suppose) so in my opinion that’s not moe.

One could argue they got just one “fanservice episode” but I personally disagree - I mean if just simply showing characters going to a swimming pool and one wearing bikini… and the guy who has a crush on her getting subtly flustered at her getting close is fanservice??? then probably all of the healthy romance is. Idk to me it wasn’t over the top but very natual and tasteful. Plus this show isn’t romance focused - rather is centred strongly around friendship and opening to others.


Madoka Magica??? 

I’ve started this show recently, I’m 6 episodes in and so far there’s been no fanservice and I wouldn’t say the style is the typical “moe”(… but it kinda is… it’s complicated: character design is moe but how they are handled isn’t), esp if u take a look at how original the environment where the battles take place looks! 

Beware though - it can get pretty bloody and the show spirals into darkness further and further as it proceeds… straying continuously from the usual cutesy “magical girl anime” tone (=it’s not afraid to brutally kill off its characters)

a few things

since people are talking about umary’s fan art i thought why not talk about it too

so basically there are things going around like “umary’s being forced to draw the art” and stuff. i don’t really know who and all are forcing her but if that’s the case then yes i think it’s really rude. however, i don’t think umary would draw anything she doesn’t want to.

i actually asked her (and no i didn’t come at her like BITCH DRAW THIS) if she would draw jian yi in his situation rn. (the tied up thing yes oops) i never imagined she would actually do it and i’m??? really??? grateful??? i’d been following her for months and was so shook by the beauty of her art so i never expected her to draw something i requested her to do. it was her first and last request and i really appreciate it…

but then i received some screenshots.. people thought umary was being forced to draw it. i understood their interpretation; i mean, it kinda looked that way. i felt so bad about it like god did i make her feel obligated to do it, did i force her, did she not want to…

i messaged her if she felt forced/obligated and she responded that she really wanted to draw it and that she didn’t feel obligated. i guess she wasn’t annoyed by me which i’m really happy about. i hope she never feels forced to draw or do anything. (i could post sc’s but idk if umary would like that, ask them privately if u wanna see) i do know that some people have been telling her to draw it in a rude way and i don’t think that’s how it should work. i hope umary doesn’t feel forced or pressured either so umary: keep doing what you do!! i’m really happy u drew the art so again thank you for that.

and people, i get that you want to see your favs drawn but you shouldn’t be rude or forceful about it. (umary’s shut down requests now anyway but don’t do this to another artist either please) i think that everyone likes to see their ship drawn and they can ask for it! there’s nothing wrong with wanting to see ur ship. just do it in a respectful manner and make sure the artist is open for requests.

hopefully that cleared this mess up a little. again, you can like and love what you love – but don’t hate on somebody elses ship just cause it ain’t yours. lots of misunderstanding in this fandom which is sad but unavoidable. you’re allowed to love what you love! you can show how much you love them! but u don’t have to hate on another person’s ship because you don’t like that ship. you like tianshan, you’re awesome. you like zhanyi, you’re also awesome. you disrespect someone elses ship? not cool.

HAPPY FANGIRL/BOYING!!! 19 DAYS ♥️💕👌

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the shorthand version is just screencaps of things i noticed and chose to pay attention to and might mean nothing+ bulletpoints: 


direction: the cuts go from yoongi to jungkook and it could have been anyone but it’s jungkook – and it’s during a line about being able to serve no one else. 


wardrobing: they have rings that seem to correlate – jungkook with a white moon and yoongi with a black moon (so to speak) and likewise they were styled with a subtle additional opposites-centric theme – the dots on jungkook’s cuffs and the dots on yoongi’s necktie (save me….jfc im gonna have to cross myself so many times…how does jungkook deal w this?!) re  black on white versus white on black but lol it’s reversed then so who the hell knows.-_- 


 flowers: jungkook has a black rose 1. in his pocket and 2. on the print of his shirt, black roses can mean death of some kind or the unknown. yoongi’s white suit jacket has a definite black lead motif that echoes jungkook’s shirt.


then the editing goes from yoongi who drank poison knowing it was poison to jungkook who appears trapped spinning [like a solitary wheel, which is also the center of the print of his black rose adorned shirt] in place. 




feel free to read the longhand version tho —- that is, my ramblings below if you want! WARNING i mean it when i say i’m rambling and i tried to organize my thoughts but let’s be real that mv left no true survivors……..basically proceed with caution bc im a MESS:

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PSA: How to Critique a Fan Fiction Writer (DITTO)

(This is dedicated to @illyriantremors–girl, you’re amazing.)

Hey, Everyone!

One of the fun parts about being in a fandom and interacting with fan fiction writers and fan artists like yourself is the conversations we get to have together. Fic writers and fan artists are accessible to us in ways that the actual creator often isn’t, and it’s a lot of fun to be able to interact them as they interpret (and reinterpret) your favorite characters. That said, there are certain things you should be careful of when you’re talking to your fellow fans who work hard on their art and writing. This post focuses on fan fiction writers specifically, but you can apply a lot of the principles to fan artists, too.

First, a quick list of things to remember:

  • Fan fiction writers make no money from their work.
  • Fan fiction writers are not necessarily professional writers outside of their fan work. It may just be a hobby for them or even an emotional release.
  • Fan fiction writers often spend a lot of time on a piece (and they’ll usually say so if they haven’t). 
  • Fan fiction writers are human beings with feelings.

These things are important to remember if you want to critique their work. By “critique,” I mean point out something that you didn’t like or that you think they could do better in the future. Here’s a little acronym to make it easy:


DITTO

Did they ask? A lot of fan fic writers want to know what you think! They want to hear from you if you thought a character was a little OOC or if the AU was awkward or any number of things! They’ll usually say it in the author’s notes. On the other hand, they might also say they’re not looking for criticism and they just wrote the piece to blow off steam or something. In this case, keep it to yourself.

Is it helpful? Will your criticism actually help improve the piece/writing, or will it just make the writer feel bad? This follows D! Only proceed to letter I if you know the writer is open to critique/help! To figure out if your comment is helpful, check to see what the nature is. Does the critique come from your personal opinion and is it something the author can’t actually change without totally reworking the whole piece? That’s not really helpful because most fic writers aren’t looking to do that. Is it a grammar or spelling suggestion? That’s helpful! I’ve had people catch awkward typos in my work and I’m so thankful! Did they get a character’s eye color wrong? In most cases, that’s helpful too, because it could just be the writer forgot. Are you angry about their OC and want to tell them what a Mary Sue she is? Not helpful.

Tit-for-tat? The best way to approach constructive criticism is by offering something you liked along with your criticism. Fic writers aren’t necessarily fragile flowers who need constant flattery, but no one is going to be willing to listen to a ton of critique if they don’t think there’s anything good about the piece and they’re discouraged. You can say, “Hey, the AU in this piece was super fun! I never thought of a spaceship AU! I’m not sure why you put that character in this role, though. It didn’t seem to work with the character dynamics. But otherwise it was a pretty cool fic!” The critique here is cushioned by positivity and the writer will be more willing to think about the critique because they weren’t made to feel awful about their work. 

Tone? In the same vein, check your tone when talking to fan fic writers. Sometimes things are lost in interpretation on the internet, and that happens. Don’t sweat it! But there’s a big difference between a demand and a comment. I’ll have more examples below. Don’t demand an explanation for a fic writer’s choices. Politely ask. Remember, you are not entitled to anything a fan fiction writer produces. If you are not paying them, they’re not obligated to give you anything or listen to what you have to say. Most fic writers love interacting with their readers and hearing from them, but they are not required to make things the way you want them or to treat canon the way you think it should be treated. Also, the assumption that just because someone puts their writing up means they want to hear everyone’s thoughts is a fallacy. It’s a scary thing to share your writing, so please respect the risk writers are taking.

Open mind? Along these lines, fic writers don’t have to agree with you about the interpretation of a character. This variety is part of what make fan fiction and fandom in general fun, so if you wildly disagree with a fic someone has written for personal reasons and you feel angry about it, it’s probably best to keep it to yourself. However, if you’re willing to have an open mind and chat with a writer about why they made the choices they did without being determined to prove them “wrong,” then that’s okay! You don’t have to end up agreeing, but don’t go picking fights with writers who aren’t looking for that. Not cool.


EXAMPLES

I’ve been writing a lot of fanfiction this year, and I’ve gotten a variety of comments, most of which followed all these rules and were super helpful or generally positive. But I’ve also gotten some rude ones, so I’ll put them together to show a SHOULD NOT and a couple of SHOULDS.

SHOULD NOT

First, an anonymous message I received after finishing my 76-chapter fanfiction:

Didn’t like the ending. Beautiful story but u just couldn’t pull it off with how u portrayed the characters. Not trying to sound like douchbag, I’m just giving u criticism. You’ll only get better. And I have faith u can pull it off.

Now, I’m 90% sure this was a troll because there was no actual mention of any specifics of my fic in this message. However, it’s still a good example of how not to criticize a fic writer. It doesn’t matter how many times you say, “I’m not trying to be rude/sound like a douchebag” w/e, if your comment is rude, you’re not excused. And it didn’t follow DITTO. D - I didn’t ask, as I’d literally just finished writing it. I - it wasn’t helpful because there was no specific suggestion. T - there was no balance with positivity or helpfulness. T - it’s pretty obvious the person sounded snotty and dismissive, no matter their excuse Usually if you have to say you’re not trying to sound like a douchebag, you sound like one. And O - There was no open-mindedness, not even a “u tried” thing to say they got where I was coming from. The whole “I have faith” thing didn’t quite matter when they’d just shit on the ending to my 288,000-word fanfic.

Like I said, this was most likely a troll, but I’ve seen other fic writers get actual comments like this and so I figured it was a good representation.

SHOULDS

I have two great examples of these, one from my WIP-fic Realm of Eternity, and another for my fic from the Shatter Me series.

Hiya Sarah, I absolutely ADORE RoE and am basically accepting it as canon. It’s an absolute MASTERPIECE. However, it’s just, I was rereading Eos and: (Page 146-{About Maeve} (“She’s not Valg, is she?” A low laugh. “No. As cold as one, but no.”))

Let’s see how this one does! D - as I link in my response, I had an extensive theory written out to accompany my fic, and I had said that I was willing to talk stuff over to see what other people thought. And generally, I love hearing from people, so it’s good! I - this was super helpful! Because it brought up a point in canon (with a citation) about something I might have gotten wrong. T - it strikes a balance between positivity and criticism (though it’s even a little heavy on the positivity–it’s lovely but no one has to feel obligated to go to that level whenever they offer a critique). T - Approachable and friendly tone! O - Its not confrontational, and even though it’s pointing out something they might disagree with, they’re not accusing me of trampling on canon or anything.

Another example!

I’m not a hater I really love ur writing but I was reading ur SM fics and don’t you think Juliette is v v OOC? she’s so nervous and keeps counting again and again I mean obvs she doesn’t get better in one book and isn’t completely healed but she’s on the road to recovery and she’s not THAT bad. I mean everyone noticed that there weren’t any cross-outs in Ignite Me and that symbolized her character development and idk ur fic really just put her back to square 1 unnecessarily, (still luv ur fics)

D - again, I’m super open to talking about my fics, and it’s not the first time this person has sent me a mesage. So all clear! I - this is useful criticism because it points out something I did differently in canon and mentions how they’re not sure it fits with the character. T - again, it’s balanced with positivity even if this fic wasn’t her favorite of mine. T - The tone is inquisitive and approachable even if it is criticism. O - it’s clear the person wants to hear what I have to say about it and isn’t just demanding that I do it differently. It’s a conversation. And at the end of the day, that’s all fan fiction writers really want. 

CONCLUSION

Fanfiction writers love to hear from their readers, and we don’t mind criticism! But sometimes, it’s easy for readers to forget that there are helpful ways and rude ways to critique a person’s work. Don’t be afraid to offer a critique, but just be friendly and not confrontational. If something a fic writers has produced actually upsets you, it’s probably better not to read the fic or leave a comment. More people, including you, will just end up hurt that way. 

Remember DITTO and you’ll get far!

                              YOU’VE BAMBOOZLED ME.

     when i made this blog in march, i never expected to stick with it. i’ve had a history of being on blogs for a max of a couple months, switching interests, and losing the will and muse. rinse/repeat. but here i am on jason, almost exactly seven months after i started, thrilled and excited to write this character i care so much about. writing jason had been something i’d wanted to do for a long time, and that paired with my poor mental + emotional state earlier this year pushed me to do something that would allow me to step out of my own situation and into jason todd’s (which, in all honesty, shouldn’t have helped considering). 

     i’ve met some amazing people and though i don’t have enough words to properly explain how much each of you mean to me, i’ll give it a shot. to those of you i haven’t written nor spoken with yet, let’s change that. thanks for making this an awesome experience, and i’m honestly touched to see that so many people care about my jason interpretation. 

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