kiva la

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Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us. They believe that a rose plucked from a garden can plunge a family into conflict. They believe that the hands of a human beast will smoke when he slays a victim, and that this will cause the beast shame when a young maiden takes up residence in his home. They believe a thousand other simple things. I ask of you a little of this childlike simplicity, and, to bring us luck, let me speak four truly magic words, childhood’s open sesame: “Once upon a time…” (x)

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Uhh… I’ve fallen into the Karate Bugmen pit. I’m screwed lol. I absolutely love the aesthetics of Kamen Rider figuarts and finally bought a couple for myself.

This is just a preview gallery for this figure. I recently picked her up at a local convention and she looks incredible. My Kamen Rider knowledge is a bit lacking but Kiva-La from what I know, is one of the few female riders, and debuted in the 2010 Kamen Rider movie, though I could be incorrect on that one. The figure itself is based on her appearance in the movie as advertised on the front of the box.

kiva-la  asked:

The only shiny Pokemon I've ever come across before X/Y were generated by the RNG manipulation method, which is still legal but requires some mathematics and fiddling. It wasn't until I got Y that I came across a completely random shiny Absol (one of my top 5 favorite Pokemon ever) when hatching them trying to get one with Super Luck, 3 eggs in. I got some Super Luck indeed!! Since then I've found about 5 more shiny Pokemon in Y. It's really thrilling.

Definitely Super Luck! XY has been a generous game regarding shiny Pokemon and all the methods it has to obtain shiny Pokemon. I have found I think six shiny Pokemon in XY (almost all due to breeding or chaining). It’s very thrilling to get shiny Pokemon, and I’m happy you got one of your faves as a shiny! c:

so i literally went through and counted, and as of this moment there have been approx. 134 kamen riders since the series’ inception. (i say approx. because i undoubtedly missed a few randos somewhere, and i didn’t count “novel-exclusives” or alt decade versions or anything like that.)

out of those 134, 9 of them have been women. that’s about 7%, i think, if you round up?

so in all the many years of this franchise, only 7% of our heroes have been female. which is more than a little bewildering and depressing, especially since it’s now 20-fuckin-15 and things do not seem to be getting any better.

and most of those 9 lady riders are not particularly great representation, either.

  • kirishima miho - movie-only, however considering the too many cooks (too many cooks) nature of the show perhaps this worked in her favor, dies but then again this is ryuki so i can’t really find too much fault in that
  • kimura saya - dies literally like an episode after being introduced, never shown transforming in or out of the delta suit, shown (very) briefly in action but no one knows it’s her at the time so again i ask wHAT’S THE POINT MR INOUE
  • miwa natsumi - movie-only, fairly minor character, dies
  • shuki - dies after a short few-episode arc
  • hikari natsumi - movie-only, however considering her main character status perhaps kiva-la might’ve been included in the actual show if decade had been less of a mess/had the normal number of episodes
  • nadeshiko - movie-only, is also a little questionable in terms of “female character representation” since she is, in fact, space slime assuming human form & might not actually have a gender
  • inamori mayu - the only one on this list i can actually give a wholehearted thumbs up to, sadly vanishes for a large chunk of episodes but this can be written off as Wizard’s Pacing Issues, has legit & satisfying character development and gets to actually Do Things, what fun
  • minato youko - dies, gets fucked over by the writing, the less said the better tbh, tsukui minami deserved so much more
  • akatsuki touka - movie-only, dies

so we’ve definitely got an issue with killing off the very, very few female riders we have, and with relegating them to the supplemental material rather than allowing them to be in the shows themselves.

people are always going on about how it’s a show for little boys, so it makes sense that we’d get mostly male heroes. and yeah, i guess? from a marketing standpoint at least. but 7% is just a sad, sad percentage. a solid 25% shouldn’t be too much to ask, and yet here we are.

and it seems like no one ever thinks of the possible young girl viewers kamen rider might be gaining by including more female heroes, rather than the money that might be lost when boys don’t buy the toys (hint: pretty sure they still would, as long as the designs were cool enough)

and i mean… we’re not gonna get anywhere with this shit if no one tries. drive had us set up perfectly for our first female secondary, and we all know what happened with that :/

i love kamen rider so much but i hate that it’s the year of our lord 2k15 and it’s still stuck in this weird rut concerning women