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anonymous asked:

Hey there!! Idk if you've been asked this before, but I was wondering what was your opinion on HxH 99? I watched it until episode 7...And I find it sort of hard? It has some real different vibes from the manga and I just can't get into it hahaha

Ahaha, I’ve… gone off on 99 a few times on this blog before. I wish I could point you to some of those posts, because I don’t want to sound like a broken record to everyone following who’s lived through my griping about 99 in the past lol, but yeah, I also dropped it. It’s no surprise but I’m really not a fan of the original anime.

There’s definitely some merits to it, but I think it really depends on what your interests are and what enjoyment you derive out of the series. For example, there’s much more filler, usually comedic in nature, so that appeals to some people. There’s also more Leorio and Kurapika, plus added subtext between them, so some people enjoy it for that. It also adapts the first chapter of the manga (somewhat faithfully) where as HXH 2011 totally skipped over it, so that’s also a plus.

My main grievance is that the characters were reduced to OOC tropes in order to neatly fit into typical shounen cookie-cutter molds. I’ve given this example numerous times, but the first phase of the hunter exam is just not adapted well at all and the characters really suffer for it. In the manga and in 2011, Killua introduces himself to Gon first. As we later learn, Killua is desperate to make a friend, and this desperation is what Illumi takes advantage of when manipulating Killua at the end of the exam. However, for some reason, the writers of 99 chose to make Killua more aloof and “cool” and therefore had Gon introduce himself to Killua instead, and even made Killua refuse to introduce himself in response. This small change has MAJOR consequences for our understandings of these characters!

Gon was also reduced to a plucky, innocent shounen protag. While he obviously has moments like that in the manga and 2011, all of his interesting moments where he displays gray morality and cunning were inexplicably removed. One example is how, instead of taking Ponzu’s badge after she passes out, 99 had Leorio do it instead. Again, a small moment with major implications. All of these small moments matter, as Gon’s atypical sense of morality and justice are crucial to his character and also what makes him much more interesting and unique compared to other shounen protags.

I also want to clarify that I am not anti-filler or against any and all changes to the manga – they just need to be thoughtful and consistent from a world building and character development perspective. For anyone who’s only seen 2011 and hasn’t read the manga – did you know that the penalty time spent in trick tower was entirely anime-original filler? It fits perfectly within the narrative, so chances are, it probably didn’t scream “DISCLAIMER: this is original filler” to you. The penalty scene in Trick Tower is an example of GOOD filler because it’s actually purposeful and enhances our understanding of the characters – we have Tonpa call out Leorio’s failings when gambling against Leroute, and Leorio reflecting on it as well, which contributes to the tensions between them at the end of the exam phase. The tension is also heightened by all the idle time spent in the penalty room – it gives you a sense of just how much time was lost. Just skipping over it, like what happened in the manga, makes it seem insignificant.

Sorry for the long post, but I think this basically sums up my feelings on 99 and why I regard 2011 as the superior adaptation. I’ve heard other people on this blog comment that the hunter exam is handled poorly in 99 but that York New is handled well. I haven’t seen the 1999 adaptation of the Yorknew Arc so I can’t really comment on that but I wanted to make sure I mentioned it.

anonymous asked:

I want to talk to more ppl on tumblr but im rlly shy and dont rlly know how to go about it or who to talk to/what to say etc idk :( i just wanna be more involved with the studyblr community

Just message people! 9.99/10 times people will be more than happy talk to you! I started talking to one of my first studyblr friend (studyingblues) by commenting that I liked one of her posts and she messaged me and we started talking! Also, @yound-adults-survival-kit is a new network/community which sounds like it’ll be really great for meeting new people!

It’s sleepover time! Come join us!!

anonymous asked:

About the IG likes… I'm 99,9% sure a good part of them are bought. Like, it wouldn't be the first time… the same happened about with a Zigi pic not long ago… 3M+ likes while Gigi's pics are always around 1M… people smell the fakeness, also lots of comments are bought

Hello my Anon and thank you for the info. I know that this is quite common with tweets/retweets and if you notice, at the end of the year when the lists about which are the most retweeted tweets come out, we see different results than what we see on a person’s account.
I have suspected that it happens on IG too but i have seen no such list. But yes, i too have seen IG posts about “ selling” many thousands follows but havent tried to track them down……
But since you brought gigi up I cant help but notice how many people like her posts when she’s on her own and how many more like them when she posts something Zayn related….

anonymous asked:

im glad you value your intelligence over your appearance. most girls don't

Okie dokie. This is the last question I’m fielding about people not knowing what I look like.

  1. Pro-Tip: Never compliment someone by insulting everyone else.
  2. “Most girls” don’t worry about their appearance for your sake or anyone else’s. Appearance is a matter of personal choice. I’m willing to bet almost 0% of women think about you when they get dressed or do their makeup.
  3. Valuing one’s own intelligence =/= “I don’t care about my appearance”

I don’t put up pictures of myself because I don’t want to. It’s a combination of personal reasons and professional reasons (like not needing my employers to find me online), and because people, especially women, are routinely harassed for their appearance on websites like this, especially blogs that involve a lot of follower interaction.

Your comment seems to imply that people who post pictures of themselves are leading with their looks or are incredibly vain, which is a real dick move in general. You’ve basically said, “Most women aren’t that smart so they lead with their looks.”

Should I be flattered that you think 99% of women are deceitful and/or idiots and that I’m somehow the exception? Or should I be grateful that I’m not like Other Girls™?

By the way, the only one who seems to be valuing someone’s appearance over intelligence is you. And apparently, being a woman is all you needed to undervalue my intelligence.

If you think it’s wrong for women to undervalue their intelligence, maybe you should stop undervaluing their intelligence just because they’re women?

Because it sounds like you’re blaming women for how you feel about them, and nobody has time for that.

And not to be a real hard-ass on the subject but I’m too old to be considered “a girl” so it sounds extra patronizing coming from an anon that I’m probably older than

sortakindabeautifulyou  asked:

why do you feel the need to let people know your husband is korean? i mean, you should be just as cool without people knowing...

Because our blog is called “My Korean Husband” and is about cultural differences and our life together. The biggest thing that makes my life different is the fact that he is Korean. It’s pretty self explanatory.

99% of people that contact me understand that, but occasionally I get comments like this which can seem quite bizarre. It makes me wonder why you think it’s such a bad thing to say he is Korean. What has influenced your life that you think simply saying what someone’s nationality is a bad thing? Or on the other hand I occasionally see people who think it’s boasting somehow.. um what?

If I never ever say he is Korean, for so many comics I would have to preface it with, “Oh by the way my husband is Korean so there are cultural differences and this is a cultural difference and that’s why this is like this.” Or, “the reason why I’m in Korea is because I married a Korean man etc etc”. Pretty cumbersome to preface everything with that right? Almost every aspect of my life right now is affected by the fact he is Korean. He is the reason why I am learning Korean, he is the reason why I’m currently in the Korean countryside, he is the reason why my life has completely changed, he is the reason why I started blogging, why my situation with my inlaws is different to how it would be with Australian inlaws, why I’m far away from my family. Makes things a lot easier if right away people know he is Korean right?

I read this question out to him and he responded with, “I’m Korean! What’s the problem? I want people to know I’m Korean, should I be ashamed? Should I hide it?”

His Koreanness is not a skin colour. He didn’t grow up in a western country and the only difference is how he looks. He grew up in a very different country to the one I grew up in. His Koreanness is an important part of his identity and who he is and he is proud of it. Our blog is about our lives together and the fact that I’m Australian and he is Korean is an extremely important aspect of it.