my other pictures will be better quality

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Animage 2017/01 (p20-23)

I was going to post this last week but gave priority to the BD stuff. This will be the final interview from the booklet that came with January Animage! There’s still an interview with Kenji Miyamoto left untranslated, but it will be taken care of by @whiteboxgems​ whenever she has time! I’ll reblog it when it’s around.

This is actually 2 interviews, I’m posting them together because they were one after the other and (main reason) because the second one is very short.
A few notes below to better understand the interviews.

The first one is with Yuuichirou Hayashi, the one who created the ending (ED = ending by the way) footage. I have the feeling someone previously posted translations of the captions under the ED screenshots, but I don’t remember where and I’m pretty sure it was just the captions and not the interview parts, so here you have it complete. This one is pretty interesting because he explains in detail how they created the ED, and has some extra information on cut scenes etc. Definitely a must read in my opinion!

The second one is a short interview with Kayoko Ishikawa, the one who did the costume designs. Here you might think: didn’t Chacott design the costumes? I’ll explain. It’s more or less like with Mitsurou Kubo and Tadashi Hiramatsu: Kubo created the original designs for the characters, from scratch, and Hiramatsu transformed them into designs specifically created for animation, therefore with simpler lines, detailed expression sheets and so on. Likewise, Chacott did the original designs for the costumes, from scratch, based on the indications by Yamamoto and Kubo, and then the anime’s costume designer simplified and modified them so that they would be suitable to be animated. (Before actually animating them there’s a further step: the anime’s color designer is going to decide the exact colors, shadows and highlights included, that will be used inside the anime. I translated an interview with the color designer Izumi Hirose some time ago)

I usually don’t add pictures but this time I felt that it would be better to add them as an immediate reference. However, they are just for reference and are not meant to be visually stunning, so please bear with the quality because I just took photos of the magazine with my phone and quickly edited them.

Translation under the cut! (kind of image-heavy)

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***

***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for starting a studygram? Yours is such an inspiration!

Hey! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I hit 103,000 followers this morning and I feel so excited. I’ve been in a great mood all day but it is so crazy yet amazing! Anyway, I’ll kind of start from the beginning and go through with some tips!

  • create a cool username - generally, study related is going to be best for a studygram! If you’ve got a Tumblr, you can always use the same username. I tried but just ‘emmastudies’ was taken and deleted so I opted for the next best option!
  • organise your profile - personalised icon are really popular on Instagram, so you could make one and save it to your phone. Canva.com and flaticon.com are great sites for icons! Some people use their own photos or a selfie so just make sure it’s high quality! Your bio is important too. You can design it any way you like. Most people will include their name and education level/system (high school, university, etc). This is completely up to you. If you want to have the gaps between like mine (@emmastudiess), type it on your notes and then copy + paste. Remember to add in your website if you have one!
  • develop a feed that you like!! - some people place a lot of emphasis on having an “aesthetic feed” but I feel like whilst it plays a part, it isn’t everything. I think it’s more important to have similar(ish) photos rather than everything being exactly the same. My feed is similar between photos but isn’t absolutely identical. I often will have photos that look brighter than the others, etc, and I’ve come to a point where it doesn’t bother me. I used to be extremely conscious about my feed and wanted it to be heavily edited like some other accounts but I felt it was unnatural and too washed out so I do a very very simple editing process now. If you’ve followed me for a good couple of months, you may remember a while ago I had a little break from Instagram because I got so stressed about my feed. It so wasn’t worth it and after people said “we like natural!”, “you don’t have to make it perfect”, it made me feel much better. It is more important to take just take normal photos that are high quality than get stressed about having “the perfect feed”. I did a post on how I edit my Instagram pictures which you can see here!
  • take good quality photos - I use an iPhone 6 so anything you can have is great! Try to maximise natural lighting in each picture. I don’t use any third-party apps for editing since I feel they dramatically reduce the quality of each photo but that is up to you. Here are some other tips for pictures!
  • be active in the studygram community - follow anyone you find inspiration. You may be lucky to get some follow backs. I try to check out any studygrams that follow me! Like and comment on photos that you like. I would recommend taking caution when commenting on photos, especially if you’re doing it mainly for getting recognition out of it. It can sometimes come across as ingenuine if you’re commenting on a million posts a day. But commenting and engaging with posts that you do actually like is great. I try to leave a few comments on posts that I particularly like each day!
  • use hashtags - this is a great way to promote your photos! Go with the most popular like #study #studygram #school #studies #studyinstagram. I will often hashtag what is in my photos, for example #muji or #bulletjournal. You could even make a hashtag for just your posts.
  • tag brands - this is another good way to get your posts noticed. If someone is checking out a brand’s Instagram, they may go through the tagged photos to use their products in action.
  • be relatable - I think this is super important. I’m always myself on Instagram. If you’ve watched my livestreams, you’ll know I seem to ramble on and on about random topics! I try to keep my entire Instagram genuine and real. I’m just a normal girl and I want people to see me that way! People love to connect with a real persona!
  • interact with your followers - this is so important and actually really fun! I love replying to comments, messaging with others and helping where I can! I feel so lucky to be able to interact with a whole load of different people each day. It is truly the most awesome thing of social media!
  • post regularly - this doesn’t necessarily mean every single day! I post once a day but even once every two or three is enough. Obviously, the more active you are, the quicker you’ll gain followers.

I hope this helps! I feel it is really important to remember that social media isn’t everything and you shouldn’t place so much emphasis on it. As I mentioned I got very worked up a while ago about it but now I’m very casual about it and try not to like anything get to me in that sense. It is so important to note that followers aren’t everything! They’re awesome to have but if you’re gaining slowly, don’t beat yourself up about it! We all started small! Again, I hope this has helped! xx

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THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT MCL FANDOM


Hello girls and boys! I’m Lolla, and i’ll be using this post to tell you all something simple: STEALING PEOPLE IS NOT FINE OK? I know that sometimes, one offer is very tempting. But always, ALWAYS ask for proves that it is real.  I’ll tell some things in a short and long way. 

Short: Somebody was trying to sell one fake JE code to me, and at the end she deleted the tumblr bec i’m a annoying person who dislikes mean thieves (in real life, at least. Games are games, lol *edit: Games like Dragon age. I forgot MCL is a game lmao*). One less to steal you thanks to me yay~

Long: This girls that is talking to me in 1, 2 and 3 pic tried to fool me with one offer: one AD code for TWO Japan Expo codes. We had a small fight when i accused her in portuguese (i can show the print if somebody asks me for it but its not really necessary) that it was a fake offer to steal people, and trust me, i did some researches about her to figure out it (i also have prints). Then, i asked one pic from the code and just the next day she sent me (pic 4, the right one). OBVIOUSLY i went to Chino’s Tumblr, and there it is: the same picture, but in a better quality. She deleted the Tumblr, and for sure she won’t try it again with anyone.

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My nosejob experience!!

for anon, who wanted me to make a before and after post talking about my rhinoplasty, so keep reading for a wild journey of embarrasing selfies and pain!!

//tw bruises and blood

((some of this pictures are better quality than others since some are taken with my phone and others with my camera. also keep in mind that 90% of these selfies were taken with the purpose of doing before & afters,not actually looking decent so try not to judge me ookay ill shut up now))

k so here are some pictures of my pre-op nose

from the front:

profile:

as you can see it was quite big for my face, had a bump on my bridge and i didnt have a very nice profile. so i made an appointment with a highly recommended plastic surgeon and he told me it would cost about $20000 pesos and i had to get some tests done blah blah blah, irrelevant stuff.

so on august 16th i went to the hospital at 6am and my mum took the last sleepy pre op pictures of me in the ugly hospital gowns thingys

then i went into the operating room, the surgeons put me down right away and i woke up about an hour later confused as fr*ck and they took me to my room.

this is what i looked like when i first woke up and yes, the first thing i did was ask for my phone so i could take bloddy and bruised selfies for the internet

i couldnt breath (obviously), i had a constant nosebleed, wet wipes under my eyes for the bruising (im sure your surgeon will tell you this but just in case!! a tip: make ice cubes out of tea for your eyes to make the swelling go down faster) and a cast on my nose. i couldnt feel pain on my face (wich was still a lil numb in places) and i actually felt almost no pain on my nose during my whole recovery but coming down from the anesthesia was awfully painful for me. it was probably because this was my first surgery and i hadnt been put down before but if you’re not a wimp, unlike me, you’ll be fine.

during this day my face got rEALLY swollen and bruised (i dont have any pics of that bc i was feeling awful but if you want to get a nosejob be prepared to look like an overweighted squirrell who lost a bar fight for a few days)

this is what i looked like about 5 days after the surgery, cast still on, a lot less swollen (but still a lil swollen), still bruised and hating life:

so yeah, the gaping fish look is gonna stay w/ u for those few days where you cant breath through your nose and sleeping is a lot harder when you cant move. or lay down too much. or breathe. 

like a week after the surgery i went to get my cast off and i didnt hurt at all, but was kinda uncomfortable having your nose that sensitive. I also got my nose cleaned, wich was a tru hASHTAG BLESSING i had never appreciated being able to breathe that much. ps: keep in mind that the cast makes your nose look weird so the first impression isnt the end result, dont get weirded out if you look like a pig at first (i know i did). anywayss, without my cast nd a lot less swollen i looked like dis!!

i had a lot of anxiety and was even depressed over the way i looked and this truly helped me get my confidence back. surgery doesnt fix things, you do. but i feel so incredibly happy with the way i look now and it changed my life for the better even though i had doubts until the day before the surgery (but srsly dont take big decisions if youre having second thougts, i set a bad example dudes)

always remember that youre beautiful no matter what and even tho you dont need plastic surgery, theres nothing wrong with it if you want it. do whatever makes you happy, its ya body

thank u so much to anyone who took the time to read this long ass post ily and feel free to ask me anything!!

(ps: technically im not recovered yet, the full recovery is 6 months and its only  been like a month but ill update this when its time!!)

(ps 2: sorry for any misspelling, english is not my first language and please correct me if i wrote something wrong)


this post has been getting a lot more attention recently, i think its been two years since i got my nose done?? im avoiding reading this whole post again because its probably going to make me cringe and want to die from embarrassment but i thought id update a bit on how my nose looks now since i never got around doing it!

Unpopular theory: Viggo Grimborn is alive.

“No, JK, you’re wrong!  There’s no way a human being can survive a volcanic eruption!”

“You’re just saying that because you like his character.”

“You’re reading too far into it, they’re just speculations.”

Okay, valid points, I’ll give you all that.  And to be honest, I don’t want to believe he’s alive either, because I personally loved the symbolism and the full circle nature of his “death”.  But after finding a HUGE Easter egg in the trailer while watching it on my laptop (WAY better quality), among a few other things some people pointed out, I am at least 80% convinced that he survived.  And I’m going to tell you all why.

Ok, obvious first:  This screenshot I took of Krogan.  When he leans forward while he’s saying, “all dragon flyers to the sky”, there’s clearly someone standing next to him:

The hair color and the skin color are EXACTLY like Viggo’s.  And also, the cut of this mystery person’s hair is the same as Viggo’s.  I’ll even show you a reference picture, just to prove my point:

See?  O.o

Now for exhibit B: Mystery person’s ear is also badly burned, as pointed out by someone else on my previous post.  If he survived the eruption, he’s obviously going to be badly burned regardless, so it would make perfect sense for him to have burn scars everywhere.  

Exhibit C: The dragon eye.  Just before Krogan leans forward, we see this:

This is unmistakably the top of the dragon eye:

So, my thinking is, if the dragon eye was recovered, how on Earth was Viggo NOT recovered?  The dragon eye fell into the volcano BEFORE him.  If it had truly been destroyed, it would have sunk long before he fell in.

Further evidence: This screenshot from the other trailer:

This little device the twins are carrying looks awfully familiar, no?  It’s the same thing that Astrid and Throk were stuck in in the episode where they had to help the baby eruptodon hatch, which means that it’s reliable enough for someone to get in it and get close to Viggo and the Dragon eye to save them, if only for a moment.  Furthermore, if Astrid and Throk could get that close to the volcano without burning alive, who is to say that Viggo didn’t land on some sort of rock ledge and wait it out?  It would be really inconsistent of the writers to say that Astrid and Throk could survive hot lava while standing on pure metal, and Viggo couldn’t survive it if he landed on a rock ledge.  In reality, you would burn on the spot in both places, but this is fantasy, so we’ll roll with it.

Final exhibit: This screenshot.  I know it’s really hard to see, but immediately after Krogan says, “all dragon flyers to the sky”, we see this:

If you look very closely, you can see that this person has a black tunic and some type of red pants on, not unlike Viggo’s outfit.  They are also standing with their hands either folded or behind their back, which is exactly how Viggo stands.  And the way that the frames fall within those whole two seconds of the trailer, the viewer presumes that Krogan is standing in the clubhouse.  Say, what is that shadowy figure next to our mystery person?  Could it be Krogan, maybe?  Is that the frame we just came from, one second before?

Also, a bonus: At the end of season 4, when Viggo falls into the volcano, it doesn’t sound like a liquid. It sounds like he landed with a thud, which suggests that he landed on a solid.


So, there you have it.  My unpopular opinion.  Of course, I could be wrong, but I’m not going to resist a bunch of clues when I see them.  Let me know if you agree/disagree in the comments.

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@fayemichaels
I post all the characters, not just who use a wand, maybe it will be a help to other users too. Not the best quality but I hope it helps a bit. (Ironical, but the poorest picture is about the new character - I mean now Sigurd, not Mel. I play on phone and its screen is narrow and the half of his wand is missing, and I couldn’t find a better picture neither on the web >__<)

ps. I don’t know where did I get the picture about Randolph. I saved it a very long ago, I don’t know when, I just found it in one of my folders, and I haven’t seen him using a wand since then. Even if he casts an incantation, he doesn’t use a wand recently, at least I haven’t noticed it (though I doubt it, I’m sharp enough if it’s about otome games :D)  Does anyone else have more info about it or remember when he uses a wand? Though I don’t think he needs a wand, he’s fckng pro :D

anonymous asked:

heyy!! i really want to start my own studygram but i have no idea how to start out and how to make friends/gain followers etc. do you have any tips?

Hi! Here are a few tips on all those things:

  • create a cool username - generally, study related is going to be best for a studygram! If you’ve got a Tumblr, you can always use the same username. I tried but just ‘emmastudies’ was taken and deleted so I opted for the next best option!
  • organise your profile - personalised icon are really popular on Instagram, so you could make one and save it to your phone. Canva.com and flaticon.com are great sites for icons! Some people use their own photos or a selfie so just make sure it’s high quality! Your bio is important too. You can design it any way you like. Most people will include their name and education level/system (high school, university, etc). This is completely up to you. If you want to have the gaps between like mine (@emmastudiess), type it on your notes and then copy + paste. Remember to add in your website if you have one!
  • develop a feed that you like!! - some people place a lot of emphasis on having an “aesthetic feed” but I feel like whilst it plays a part, it isn’t everything. I think it’s more important to have similar(ish) photos rather than everything being exactly the same. My feed is similar between photos but isn’t absolutely identical. I often will have photos that look brighter than the others, etc, and I’ve come to a point where it doesn’t bother me. I used to be extremely conscious about my feed and wanted it to be heavily edited like some other accounts but I felt it was unnatural and too washed out so I do a very very simple editing process now. If you’ve followed me for a good couple of months, you may remember a while ago I had a little break from Instagram because I got so stressed about my feed. It so wasn’t worth it and after people said “we like natural!”, “you don’t have to make it perfect”, it made me feel much better. It is more important to take just take normal photos that are high quality than get stressed about having “the perfect feed”. I did a post on how I edit my Instagram pictures which you can see here!
  • take good quality photos - I use an iPhone 6 so anything you can have is great! Try to maximise natural lighting in each picture. I don’t use any third-party apps for editing since I feel they dramatically reduce the quality of each photo but that is up to you. Here are some other tips for pictures!
  • be active in the studygram community - follow anyone you find inspiration. You may be lucky to get some follow backs. I try to check out any studygrams that follow me! Like and comment on photos that you like. I would recommend taking caution when commenting on photos, especially if you’re doing it mainly for getting recognition out of it. It can sometimes come across as ingenuine if you’re commenting on a million posts a day. But commenting and engaging with posts that you do actually like is great. I try to leave a few comments on posts that I particularly like each day!
  • use hashtags - this is a great way to promote your photos! Go with the most popular like #study #studygram #school #studies #studyinstagram. I will often hashtag what is in my photos, for example #muji or #bulletjournal. You could even make a hashtag for just your posts.
  • tag brands - this is another good way to get your posts noticed. If someone is checking out a brand’s Instagram, they may go through the tagged photos to use their products in action.
  • be relatable - I think this is super important. I’m always myself on Instagram. If you’ve watched my livestreams, you’ll know I seem to ramble on and on about random topics! I try to keep my entire Instagram genuine and real. I’m just a normal girl and I want people to see me that way! People love to connect with a real persona!
  • interact with your followers - this is so important and actually really fun! I love replying to comments, messaging with others and helping where I can! I feel so lucky to be able to interact with a whole load of different people each day. It is truly the most awesome thing of social media!
  • post regularly - this doesn’t necessarily mean every single day! I post once a day but even once every two or three is enough. Obviously, the more active you are, the quicker you’ll gain followers.
  • message people that you like - most people are happy to have a conversation so if you like someones blog or watch their story and you like that thing too, you should message. I talk to so many people on Instagram about TV shows because I share all the ones I’m watching :’-) Otherwise, you can simply send something like:
    • Hey! I love your blog! I saw we were mutuals and wanted to see if you fancied chatting? :-)
    • Hi! I really loved your post on … I just wanted to let you know!Hello!
    • Thank you for following me! It’s cool that we’re mutuals. I thought I’d introduce myself! I’m …
    • Love your posts! Can’t believe you’re following me. I’m …

Hope this helps! x

(@dailymeloetta, @daily–marshadow, @dailystufful-salandit, @dailyshinycutiefly, @dailyleafeon, @dailymawile, @sableyedaily, @banettedaily) Omanyte: WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING HERE!?
(Making this daily blog was the best thing I’ve done on Tumblr thus far. I got to see all these great drawers and artists, and it gave me an excuse to draw, though I wish I could draw better on a computer so outside forces like lighting and camera quality didn’t affect the outcome. Seriously, a light went out when I was about to take a picture. If you haven’t already, go follow these amazing guys/gals *no more assume my gender memes please, all other memes are allowed*. When it came to drawing in my opinion, leafeon was by far the hardest. How do you do this DAILY!?)

Oh man. So! For Gosho Aoyama’s 30 year career anniversary Shounen Sunday had all the artists draw a little tribute to the mystery mangaka and his IP’s and well it’s not secret that my dear love Birdmen by Tanabe Yellow is ALSO published in Sunday…

I cropped this from the collection page and am beyond desperate for a better quality look but I swear –this is gorgeous. I love Kaito in her style! and she’s also doing the creepy heavy ink shadows like with Takayama! And the background! She just had to slip in the flock at moonlight. One flies with wings of black, the other with wings of white.

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8/19/2017- Pony acquisition post #433: G4 My Little Pony the Movie Coloring book- A colorful quest!

Year released: 2017

On a trip to Barnes and Noble, I found a wonderful surprise- a new adult MLP coloring book based on the MLP movie! This book is MUCH better than the other MLP adult coloring book that was released earlier this year as this one has beautiful, brand new vectors and background illustrations instead of the same ones that we’ve seen for years. This book has lovely, high quality paper (I’ve been using markers with it and there’s no problem) and is so lovely overall! Keep in mind though, that some pictures in the book do contain some movie spoilers.

Original Condition: Mint

Flaws: none

Restoration materials: none

Current condition: Mint!

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2 things:

 1. I really need to get some new fineliners hol y

 2. IT’S IKKI’S BIRTHDAY YEeeEE! ^O^

(Also if any of you got some free time, pls check out Amnesia bc ITS SO FRIGgIN GOOD you will not regret it I c a n n o t ˊ▽ˋ)

(And like, Ikki is canonly ticklish, sooo 6ω6)

Butler Brigade is done. 

From left to right: 

Donnie (character from @kagrs’ story and Rodekil band) 
Nick (of coz)
Jack (no suits or formal wear party is gonna look right without him)
Peter ( kagrs’ first born lol) 

I’m just gonna leave this here lol. I don’t know how that smug appeared on Jack’s face but I don’t mind. Also sorry in advance for the cheap ass picture quality from my phone. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to my usual routine once everything is better. 

May the wind guide your wings!
 -Aquila Silverwings- 🦅

I wanted to try to get a closer look at the mural that was discovered in The House Within a House. So here are some stills that I managed to get…

Palace, cool.

Some kind of mine. We do know that the Dengdamors are miners. Though for what has not been specified. Whatever it is has made them rich. And we know there is a definite theme of pits, holes and quarries…

The entire thing is bordered by the flying train. Definitely Wendimoor.

This I thought was cool. Some kind of stone building with a sleeping person inside. (Hence all of the zzz’s) Could they be the source of “The Dream”?

Wakti Wapnasi? And some other colorful residents of the forest?

We know the Trosts are their protectors. Is that Litzibitz? What is she holding?

The Dengdamor Crest. (There is another on the other side of the building, bordered in yellow. The Trosts?)

Please tell me we’re not getting animated produce in this forest??

More of the castle and Wendimoor’s weird moon.

Then a whole wall is taken up almost entirely of a wizard (The Mage?) being creatively killed???

…All by the same smiling figure wearing a crown.

And, of course- our Mage with his Kellum knights.

All in all, i was very excited to see this mural but also very confused for a couple of reasons.

1- It was under a bunch of wallpaper (Just like the slide into liminal Hell was boarded up.) Who covered it up? And when?

2- None of the drawings that we’ve seen at the beginnings of the episodes (The skeleton tree, the Purple-People-Eater…) seem to be in this mural….. I certainly don’t see them, even when we zoom out.

Curiouser and curiouser.

I did try one more thing, to get a better grasp. I wish the quality was better, but for anyone interested- this was my best attempt to put the disparate close-ups in context with each other. I know you can’t make out much… : / (Does anyone know how to let you zoom in on pictures? I don’t know why it’s so small on here. It’s larger on my computer… : / )


Look who got here today! (and pardon the awful image quality! >-<; )

He’s a myan squiggle from @homemadehorrors who has been dubbed Matheus and is now very at home on top of my monitor (though sadly the light there is too poor to get a picture). The dogs and my mother think he’s creepy (she’s dubbed him ‘the demon ferret’) but both my cat and I absolutely love him!

I’m sure there will be better pictures of Matheus and his adventures with my other desk-friends at a later date!