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This year marks the 20th anniversary of One Piece and we’re celebrating it in a big way! We will be coming together for this big event as we celebrate this milestone with #20yearsatsea!

The prompts for the days are as followed:

Day 1- June 30th Characters
Day 2- July 1st Scars
Day 3- July 2nd Friendship
Day 4- July 3rd Moments you cried
Day 5- July 4th Epic Moments
Day 6- July 5th Laughs
Day 7- July 6th Family
Day 8- July 7th Tears
Day 9- July 8th Openings/Endings
Day 10- July 9th Arcs
Day 11- July 10th Backstory
Day 12- July 11th Promises
Day 13- July 12th AU
Day 14- July 13th Mysteries
Day 15- July 14th Odacchi Quotes
Day 16- July 15th Love
Day 17- July 16th Devil Fruits
Day 18- July 17th Fights
Day 19- July 18th Manga
Day 20- July 19th Anything!

When posting your content for the event, be sure to tag it as #20yearsatsea in the first five tags! That way, we can monitor and reblog your work to this blog for everyone to see!

On July 19th, the day of the anniversary, you can create absolutely anything! No prompt has been placed for that day so create anything you want!

Rules:

  • Hate for any characters/ships will not be tolerated.
  • Anything you post for this event must be your OWN work. Do not steal anyone’s hard work for yourself.
  • Be wary of what you post and be sure to tag it appropriately, we will also have tags that can be blacklisted.
  • Have fun! 

If you’re unsure about anything, feel free to send us a message. We’ll get right back to you as soon as possible!

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29, 30th of June, 1, 2, 3 & 4th of July ~ daily drawings

Mama’s sunflowers / deer spotting in Richmond and posies in Petersham Nurseries / Pedler Peckham pink Frank and “the last mosquito that bit me had to book into the Betty Ford clinic” (go drink some stolly bolly now) / the sweetest - C’s art installation in Kathy’s garden / free beer / poetry covers to suit one’s mood

Animated stereoscopic in-flight photographs of Lieutenant Michas piloting a French Caudron G.4 bomber at an altitude of 1,200 meters probably somewhere over France during World War 1, June 2, 1917. By Raoul Berthelé.

Week 3 Round Up

For ease of access, have your Week 3 (and a bit) Round Up of fic and art … and gifsets!

Enjoy!

Week 1 Fic and Art – June 1 - 7.

Week 2 Fic and Art – June 8 - 14

ART

The Wolf Situation by @aredesification. Chris Argent/Peter Hale for @missisnorris.

Stayed away too long by @aredblush. Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes/Stiles Stilinski for @everything-is-doomed.

Gift for Shealwaysreads by @prismacolourpencils. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @shealwaysreads.

I Put A Spell On You by @deedo2313. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @geobrarian.

GIFSET + FIC

Part One and Part Two by @tattooedkira. Allison Argent/Lydia Martin, Allison Argent/Kira Yukimura for @thisisourwildunbrokenheart.

FIC

Everyone Loves Derek by @alfrette. Derek Hale gen for @burrsmom.

Cookies by @sweetbutterbliss. Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes for @kiti-the-warrior-poet.

Facilitate by @jacyevans. Isaac Lahey/Danny Mahealani for @sassyshanks.

Getting To Safe by @impalachick. Isaac Lahey/Stiles Stilinski for @theoneinthecorner.

How Close is Close? by @aflailureandamasterpiece. Jackson Whittemore/Stiles Stilinski for @sassyshanks.

Written in Red by @gryvon. Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @wanderingthroughwonder.

(May You Live In) Interesting Times by @eeyore9990. Sheriff Stilinski/Peter Hale for @shadogal.

The Most Stable Form by @thatworldinverted. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski/Jackson Whittemore for Yaoilover12397.

A Little Push In The Right Direction by @crossroadswrite. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @kiti-the-warrior-poet.

Cause You’re So Gorgeous by @nerdyderekhale. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @shadogal.

En Pointe With You by @welshwoman1988. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @alwayzefree.

Everything With You by @the-mess-sterek-left-behind. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @minervamagooglie.

In Name Only by @cobrilee. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @teaandsunflower.

Not An Order by @ladydrace. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for Anon.

Saving You, Saving Me by @leelathecat. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @kittylovessterek.

Think Of Me Fondly by @stilesbansheequeen. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @merlinwasslytherin.

Unmoored by @jennthereaper. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski for @scruffysterek.

As always, please protect yourself by reading the tags.

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George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon tuning up and rehearsing backstage before performing, and George after a concert, at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 30 June/1 July/2 July 1966.

Photo © Robert Whitaker/Getty Images

RUKI  A  TO  Z  INTERVIEW [Stuppy 2014  June Vol.1] 〜part 2

[click here for part 1]

O - OVERSEAS: Do you like it overseas?
Overseas? I guess, there are lot of places to be discovered. I don’t think I’d wanna live there. I love Japan. And it’s so clean, too. I don’t really like the toilets or the smell of the rooms abroad, you know.
What if it were just for a short term study abroad?
Perhaps Hawaii or South Korea. Some place that’s not too far away from Japan.

P - PHONE: The people you often call?
I don’t. I guess, guys do have that image that they don’t talk on the phone so much. As for girls, I really wonder why they always have those long phone calls? That’s a mystery, isn’t it? I guess it’s cause for guys the phone is just a tool to get in touch with people.

Q - QUIET (silence): Are there times you wish for silence? Or times you want to be alone?
When we’re recording, there are usually a lot of staff members around, but I’m really good at fading them out and being alone in my head. Also when we’re rehearsing, I can make myself feel like there’s no one but me.
But that doesn’t mean that you’re rejecting everyone, right?
Yeh. It’s not like I’m in a bad mood and don’t let people near me or that I make those kinds of situations worse, but it’s strictly my own affair, an issueinside myself. I’m the type of person that can quickly switch inside myself, so I don’t expressly ask for silence or some alone time.

R - ROOM: What’s the ideal house/room for you?
I don’t just want one big room, I want several of them. And I want them all to be different. A distinctive room for my hobbies, a room where it would be easy for me to work, a bedroom with a night sky, a homey living room and I’d want a Japanese-style room where I’d pay a lot of attention to the finest details. Something like that would be nice. I guess, above all I really want that unique Japanese-style room. And this has nothing to do with it, but lately I’m interested in Japanese swords and I’m extremely into those I watched on Youtube. So, I guess I also want a room for a Japanese sword collection.

S - SMELLS: Are there any smells you like?
There are. The smell before winter comes. I really love the smell of fragrant olives. Or whenever I smell that sweet smell that’s in the cold, icy air, the words “Aah, it’s almost winter!” just leave my mouth instinctively. And I also love that tender smell before spring comes.

T - TEAR: When have you cried lately?
Recently, when we were on tour, I watched a program on hide-San on Youtube and cried. I was watching it while thinking “it’s really been so long already, huh…”. While I was watching, I remembered a lot of things and thought of my own age (?) and I spontaneously ended up crying. I was surprised myself. the tears were just streaming down my cheeks.
Was that a LIVE?
Yeh. a LIVE. (?) I dunno, I just ended up thinking about many different things. like “I wonder, what hide-san was thinking”.

U - UFO: Do you believe in UFOs?
I don’t just believe in them, I’ve actually seen one. It’s true. It wasn’t a mistake in my vision or something.
Wasn’t it just a light reflection of something?
No. You would think that. Like, this must be a mistake. There was some shining and it disappeared. Besides, it wasn’t just one, you know. There were 4. A strong red light went on. It’s true, I swear. I wasn’t alone when I saw it, my parents saw it too. It wasn’t seaward side, but toward the mountains. And it didn’t make the sound a plane would have made. That was definitely a UFO! But you know, even though I believe in UFOS, it’s hard to think that there are other people living in the universe.
Well, that UFO has to be run by someone, right?
That’s why it’s so mysterious, isn’t it?
That way of thinking is what’s so mysterious.
No. That’s not what I mean. Let’s assume there really are people living in the universe, do you think they’d be able to drive/operate a UFO?
Well, UFOs are flying cause someone is able to operate them, right? Though that was never the topic of those talks that unfold controversy and debates, I think (laugh).
No, this is actually quite an important and essential matter. They say, there are a lot of creatures in the deep see that we don’t know anything about yet. Did you know it’s said that there are human-shaped creatures in the deep sea? No matter how you look at it, it’s sort of combined (laugh) with something like “wouldn’t it be super scary if creatures like that really existed?” (?) But I personally love creatures like that.  I can’t help it, I’m just really interested in freemasonry like that, that’s why.

V - VALENTINE: A valentine’s day memory?
Hmm, I think I just received the usual. That obligatory gift-chocolate (as opposed to chocolate given to a boy out of genuine sentiment).
Obligatory gift-chocolate?
Definitely. You know, obligatory chocolate you get out of decency. Cause I think, when I was little a girl gave me chocolate on valentine’s day and that was certainly for status and all (?). Such is life. I remember that one time when I was in elementary school that girl from my neighborhood who was my childhood friend brought some of that obligatory-chocolate all the way to my house.
Well, if she troubled herself to come all the way to your house, it wasn’t really out of obligation, was it?
No, it was definitely obligatory chocolate. Because even though I liked “Kit-Kat” she brought me “Apollo” (laugh).
So, if it had been chocolate out of genuine sentiment she would have known which chocolate you liked, right?
Exactly (laugh). Ah well, it’s a sweet memory.

W - WAR: What about memories of fights/quarrels?
Fights, I like watching them.
That’s an unpleasant preference, isn’t it?
Ahahaha. I mean, don’t you get curious? You know, like “how will this fight be settled?” There are often people fighting in street corners, aren’t there? Whenever I see people like that, I always end up watching them. Wondering, how that fight will end. Or you know like people who grumble and complain about clerks at convenience stores? They’re like “what the hell are you saying?” and stuff and I always think to myself “how is the clerk gonna settle the matter?”, walk into a small corner and listen carefully to their quarrel (laugh).
Ok, this hobby is getting more and more unpleasant as we’re going along (laugh)
Ahahaha. yeh, it’s true (laugh). But you know, it’s not like I feel good about fights. But isn’t it amazing that you can feel reluctant about something that has nothing to do with yourself? It’s something that’s not happening in regard to yourself and you still get such an uncomfortable feeling, I just think, it has a really negative aura.
So you end up analyzing that too?
Yeh, I do. Like “that clerk is being talked to like this but what is he/she thinking?” Basically, I just love thinking and reflecting on things, you know (laugh).

X -  X-DAY (that one day): What is the X-DAY according to you? For example, the day you will die or get married or your children are born?
Rather than my own, I may more often be thinking about Japan’s X-DAY. What will happen? In terms of economics I just feel that whatever will be will be, but like various environmental destruction issues, you know. I mean, it’s in the news and people make much of it but there’s always some things that are not reported. It’s like “Huh? What ever became of that discussion?” and it’s just left to chance. Kinda looks like people are waiting for it to weather and the memory of it to fade. That’s scary, isn’t it? Like “what will happen? and if there’s a big issue that concerns the world they wouldn’t just hide it, right?” Occasionally there are times when I get really frightened. It’s not like that X-DAY will come closer before we know it and they will suddenly announce it, right? Still, I don’t think that while we are alive it will get that far but I think about what will happen in the times of the children that are being born now and it sure scares me, you know.

Y - YET: Something you still couldn’t clear/purify until this vey day?
I guess, I still wasn’t able to produce music that made me think “now I can quit.” 
And after you’ve achieved that, you’ll think “now it’s ok to quit”?
hmm. there are places when I think “what do I treat as an achievement?”, but there also those where the summit is not clear and unknown, so this is kinda difficult (?). 

Z - ZOO: The CD jacket of BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY was covered with animals, wasn’t it?
Right. That last film we showed at the end of our LIVES during the BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY tour made a samsara (endless cycle of death and rebirth) kind of impression, an image where the 5 bodies got entangled in. You know, like being in a loop.
I see. So it was also a representation of life then. By the way, do you like animals?
I do, I love them. You know how animals can’t speak? (?) That’s really cute, isn’t it? Like they seem as if they want to say something. I think that’s just really cute (?). Like when they just look at you in silence and wag their tails. I end up thinking “what is the little guy thinking wagging its tail like that?” I don’t think I’d find them as cute if they could speak fluently, you know.
Ahahaha. That’s a typical Ruki-ish way of thinking.
Also, there’s an animal that really caught my eye lately. The fennec (shows a picture he saved on his phone)
What’s that? A cat?
No, it’s a fox. It also wags its tail, this one. It’s like the cutest parts of a cat and a dog combined, right? And the ears are big and cute, too. Makes you think “is there really an animal that picks the best parts of both!?“ It’s too cute, isn’t it? You know, now I wanna go to a zoo that has fennecs. That’s my number one dream right now (laugh). Reptiles, however, are impossible. So are insects. I like ugly animals. I always end up wondering what they think about having been born with this face? 
The outcome? You’re still thinking about it, huh (laugh)
Yeh, I am (laugh).


[note: I marked the one’s I was kinda confused about with a (?) but other than those it should be fine ^_^]

GEMINI APPRECIATION

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Emirates is cutting flights to the US because of Trump's travel policies

(An Emirates Airbus A380.Emirates)
On Wednesday, Emirates announced plans to reduce service to the US amid fallout from the Trump administration’s more restrictive travel policies.

The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline says it will cut down on the number of flights to five of the 12 cities it serves in the US.

Starting May 1, flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be reduced from daily flights to five flights a week. The airline says it will make the same cuts to its Orlando, Florida, service starting May 23.

Starting June 1 and 2, Seattle and Boston service will be reduced to a single daily flight from two previously. Finally, beginning July 1, Emirates’ twice-daily service to Los Angeles will be cut down to a single flight.

“This is a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand to US,” an airline representative told Business Insider. “The recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the US.”

Emirates said it had been experiencing steady US growth in the years before President Donald Trump took office but had seen a “significant deterioration” of bookings for US flights over the past three months. This fall in demand occurred concurrent with the Trump administration’s travel restrictions covering several majority-Muslim countries (but not the United Arab Emirates), stricter visa regulations, and a carry-on laptop ban on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa.

This should come as welcome news for America’s three legacy carriers. Since 2015, American, Delta, and United Airlines (the US3) have been complaining about competition from the three Middle East-based rivals — Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways (the ME3).

According to the US3, the ME3’s growth has been supported by their respective governments and fueled by as much as $50 billion in subsidies over the past decade, allowing them to flood the international market and threaten the job security of US aviation workers. They also say the ME3 are in violation of the Open Skies agreements that govern air travel between the US and 120 nations including the UAE and Qatar.

These allegations were the focal point of a rally held in March by United Airlines, its employees, and members of Congress in protest of Emirates’ new daily service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens, Greece. 

In reference to the US3, Emirates called today’s decision a response “any profit-oriented enterprise” would make. Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Etihad told Business Insider on Wednesday that it has no plans to reduce service to the US. 

Beyond the US3, there are signs that the period of unfettered growth on the part of the ME3 is nearing its end. The Gulf carriers boast the largest fleet of wide-body, long-haul airliners in the world. However, some industry observers are concerned that the ME3 have more capacity on hand than viable destinations with sufficient demand to support its flights. 

Here’s Emirates’ statement in its entirety:

“Emirates can confirm that we will be reducing flights to five of the 12 US cities we currently serve. From 1 May and 23 May respectively, our Fort Lauderdale and Orlando operations will move from daily services to five a week. From 1 and 2 June respectively, our Seattle and Boston operations will move from twice-daily services, to a daily service. From 1 July, our operations to Los Angeles will move from twice-daily to a daily service.

"This is a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand to US. The recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins, have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the US.

"Until the start of 2017, Emirates’ operations in the US have seen healthy growth and performance, driven by customer demand for our high quality product and our international flight connections. However, over the past 3 months, we have seen a significant deterioration in the booking profiles on all our US routes, across all travel segments. Emirates has therefore responded as any profit-oriented enterprise would, and we will redeploy capacity to serve demand on other routes on our global network.

"We will closely monitor the situation with the view to reinstate and grow our US flight operations as soon as viable. Emirates is committed to our US operations and will continue to serve our 12 American gateways — New York JFK, Newark, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando — with 101 flight departures per week, connecting these cities to Dubai and our global network of over 150 cities.”

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KuroKen month is back for June! 

This time around, we’re doing things a little differently!

Each week will have a specific theme, and every day of that week will have it’s own prompt. Of course, these prompts are just for reference, and you’re free to interpret the theme as you wish! If it’s kuroken and it’s your work, go wild!

The themes are:

Week 1 (June 1 - June 5): School

Week 2 (June 6 - June 12): Fun

Week 3 (June 13 - June 20): Feelings

Week 4 (June 21 - June 27): AU

Week 5 (June 28 - June 30): Themeless

check out the daily prompts here! (for mobile users, go here)

For more information and rules, see our info page! For questions, the askbox is always open! See you in June! We’ll be tracking #kkm2016.

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Ringdoll’s panel schecule on DollAkon in June

There are three panels Ringdoll chief artist Huang Shan and Ringdoll staff will participate on Akon 27.And here is the details:

Friday, June 3, 2016 1:45am-2:45pm
Character Design

Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00am-12:00am
RingDoll Projects Past and Future

Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm
Q&A: RingDoll

Looking forward to meeting you there.