my dash is right

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to say that I agree with everything you said in the tags about people who prefer/only like/have only watched the 2004 movie. Thank you for saying it

Thanks anon ;)

And let me repeat what I said in those tags for everyone to hear.

*clears throat*
I’m not okay with the snobbery with which some seasoned phans treat younger phans as well as the people who like the more mainstream Phantom adaptation that is the 2004 movie. On many ocassions, I’ve heard people call them ‘fake phans’ for liking it/only having watched it (I actually came across a post that did just that a while ago on my dash) BUT NO- it’s your right to like something over something else, and you preferences don’t have to be the same as those of the majority.

As a seasoned phan, I consider it my duty to encourage young phans to expand into the countless POTO adaptations/media that exist. Well, what do you think- that calling them ‘fake phans’ is a word of encouragement? Well, news flash, it ain’t.

Also, same thing goes for people who like LND. Now, I’ll be honest- I do bash Love Never Dies (oh, *and* the 2004 movie, in case I didn’t mention that above- I utterly despise them) and I do think it’s a complete joke of a musical (with the music being the only exception to that). HOWEVER, bashing a play/musical/tv show/movie/any-form-of-media-really ~is not the same as bashing people who like it~. You are free to express an opinion like “That- I like/hate that!” but it’s completely unfair and straight up rude to say something like “You! I hate you, because you like/hate ~that~!” That’s not an arguement, it’s a personal attack with no basis whatsoever.

Aaand same thing goes AGAIN, for people who like LND/the 2004 movie and bash people who don’t. No, guys *tsk tsk* it doesn’t work like that. You can like one thing, I can hate one thing, I can like another thing, you can hate another thing- we CAN engage in a healthy conversation, a debate, even, as to why we like/hate said things. You can even try to convince me why I should like/hate the thing that you like/hate respectively, and I could do the same. But I will never, EVER, put up with you bashing me and the thing I like/hate because it just happens to be the opposite of what you wanted to hear (and neither should you, when you are the one being bashed).

Oops, I wandered off the topic. Anyway, you *should not* bash people for liking/only having seen the 2004 movie. You should not call them a fake phan for liking/only having seen the 2004 movie.
If they like it, that’s great, it’s their right to have a preference that doesn’t necessarily agree with ~your~ preferences.
If they have only watched the 2004 film, chances are that they’re still young in the Phandom and will eventually start investing themselves in POTO more and more (cause god knows that the Phandom is a black hole that sucks you in but after that, you’re done, there’s no escape xD) and they’re bound to expand in time. That’s what happens in most occasions, that’s what happened with me, that’s what happened with numerous *seasoned* phans I know.

And even if they don’t, even if they still like the 2004 movie at all/ more *after* they’ve expanded, that’s also fine.

To sum up:

~YOU ARE NOT A FAKE PHAN IF YOU’VE ONLY WATCHED THE 2004 MOVIE~

~YOU ARE NOT A FAKE PHAN IF YOU LIKE THE 2004 MOVIE~

~YOU ARE NOT A FAKE PHAN IF YOU LIKE THE 2004 MOVIE MORE THAN YOU DO ANY OTHER POTO ADAPTATION~

There’s no such thing as being a fake phan. We all share a genuine love, a burning obsession, a flaming interest for and in “The Phantom of the Opera”, and that’s all that matters. End of story.

*takes deep breath*
I am now at peace.

  • Me, a humble fic farmer, tending her plot of land: neighbor john said there was a shipwar starting just over the hills. what do you think Ma, do you think we'll ever see a shipwar?
  • Ma, clutching her apron to her chest: oh dear, I hope not!
  • Pa, sitting in his rocking chair and smoking his pipe: hmph! there's always been shipwars and there will always be shipwars. you just keep your nose out of it and mind your own business. we ain't got no business messing around in shipwars. now step to it! i want that field of headcanons and plot twists plowed by morning! and keep those plot bunnies from getting at the smut, we can't afford anymore WIPs!

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Ai Yazawa End-of-Book Notes 1-21

So at the end of every volume of NANA, Ai Yazawa has a brief paragraph about the manga or just some introspection about her life. They give great insight into the series and I think only a few are found on the scans of NANA online, so I thought I’d share them all!

Volume 1

The creator, Ai Yazawa, told us, “I created this story so that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone and, at the same time, have a complete ending that could be connected to an ongoing series.  I hope you’ll look forward to the future of the two Nanas!”

Volume 2

A note from Ai Yazawa: “I had thought that if the two Nanas met each other, they would probably be constantly fighting, but they seem oddly friendly.  What’s up with that?!  It’s one of me (not so) seven wonders (ha-ha).”

Volume 3

Since childhood, the artists I’ve looked up to haven’t been writers and illustrators, but mostly musicians.  Music provides me the most emotional effect and excitement.  If there was no music, I don’t think my creative juices would boil.  Music is that important to my life.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 4

I realized one day that there are hit songs with the same names as the main female characters, NANA, JUNKO, and SACHIKO (the kanji for JUNKO is different, though).  It’s not that big a deal, but I sometimes just hum the melodies longingly.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 5

In the initial drafts, Nana’s band was a rockabilly band like the Stray Cats.  But due to various circumstances, I didn’t keep it that way.  But if they were rockabilly, Ren, Nobu and Shin would have had pompadours.  And Yasu too?

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 6

When I was a child, I used to take piano lessons.  Even after I stopped taking lessons, I bought sheet music I liked and continued playing.  I’ve had my hands full for several years now, but one of these days I’d like to learn how to play jazz piano, which I’ve wanted to do for years now.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 7

I had an opportunity to interview a group of professional musicians.  I showered them with questions, but they answered willingly, and it was very helpful.  I was having problems balancing the fictional world of manga-like simplicity and gorgeousness with a sense of reality.  But I realized again that what’s important is the humanity of the characters.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 8

When I was in high school, there was a cool girl in my class who was a lone wolf.  I was really into a foreign New Romantic-type band then, and when she asked me one day, “Do you want to go to their concert together?” I was overwhelmed.  My heart fluttered more than when I was with my boyfriend (☺).  Have you had a Hachiko experience like that?  - Ai Yazawa

Keep reading

*cough cough*

UPDATE: CHAPTER 06

previous: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05

summary: the de-aged, smol!Shiro fic no one asked for.
in this chapter: Shiro and the Actual Adult. …ish.
excerpt:

Who lost Shiro doesn’t matter: Shiro’s gone, again. Keith can’t listen to this. “Twenty minutes is too long. We shouldn’t have let him go off without being sure he knew where he was going!”

“But - you agreed!” Lance sputters, incredulous and defensive. “I mean, fine, yes, we should have gone with him, but - I didn’t realize he didn’t know - ”

“How could he?” Hunk groans. He scrubs his hands down his face, distraught. “Why didn’t we think? Aw man, Shiro could be anywhere!”

“Well, it’s done now, isn’t it?” Allura snaps, concern badly hidden in her harsh tone. “Arguing about it is not going to help.”

“Easy for you to say,” Lance says, glaring. “It’s your fault Shiro’s lost, princess.”

Allura’s eyes narrow. “Excuse me?”

read the rest here!

O-Of course I know who the members of AZALEA are!

They’re…*looks at smudged writing on hand*

and who could forget our beloved first-year,

All ready for matsuri date~