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namara-ashina  asked:

what do you think of the poly ship of Harry/Cedric/Cho?

I’m very fond of it. 

Although in a scenario where Cedric survives the Triwizard Tournament I really like the idea of the three of them being really good friends. Like, them going to quidditch matches together (bonus Cedric and Harry going to Cho’s matches when she decides to pursue career of a professional quidditch player) or meeting to play it themselves. Harry loves their company because none of them date each other now (even though things used to be confusing between them) and because they never talk about the war. They reminisce about their school years instead. Cedric talks about being a first year and reading about Harry in some library book and then seeing him coming to Hogwarts two years later. Harry finally admits out loud about crushing on them both, and says that in retrospect this, and not his coerced participation in Triwizard Tournament, was what made his fourth year so hellish. Cho remembers every bit of every quidditch match she played, and Harry makes a mental note to invite Ginny to their meetings sometime, because these two would probably get along swimmingly.

namara-ashina  asked:

one time i decided to climb up the university stairwell for the fun of it. it's one of those concrete and window ones, fire escapes, and it's a tall building so there are a lot of floors. i walked all the way to the top and noticed another little stair going a bit further up. i thought maybe it was the way onto the roof or something so i went to investigate. only, there was a little origami crane at the top of the first flight. i took a picture of it and went to walk past it, only to start (1/2)

feeling uneasy. i turned around and went back to the top floor and took the elevator down. i only went back once, the crane was gone that time but the weird feeling remained. i think it was the 13th floor. i’ve never gone back since (2/2)

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シメはやっぱりエロかっこ良く決めてくれた星乃泉水。
#namara #niigata #新潟 #ngt #ナマラ #中条グランドホテル #星乃泉水 #ものまね (中条グランドホテル)

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namara-ashina  asked:

I just realised that in my ceramics class, we mix red iron oxide into some glazes to get reds and oranges and browns depending on the other ingredients and the temerature it's fired at. Now I'm imagining little ceramic pendants and mugs painted on the outside with a red iron oxide glaze.

Ohhhhhhh cool

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“Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go”

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Science Partners (Peter Parker x Reader) - Part 5

A/N: Here by popular demand is Part 5!!!! So, I have already seen Spider-Man: Homecoming (AND IT WAS AMAZING!!) but I will keep this series as spoiler free as possible!!! (partially because the timeline of events I created are different than the movie so it would mess things up anyway!) I will kind of allude to the events with Vulture but won’t go any further than what the trailers have shown!! Anyway, Enjoy!! xx

Warnings: hurt Peter, tension, sad :(

PART 1  PART 2  PART 3  PART 4  PART 6

Originally posted by sincerelysaraahh

“So,” Ned began, scooting closer to Peter at the lunch table so he could whisper, “When you got like, buff and stuff from the spider bite, did uh… anything else change?” At this point, Ned was nodding down towards Peter’s lap. 

Peter nearly choked on his cold burrito. “Dude!” he shouted through a mouthful of beans and cheese.

Ned threw his hands up in defense. “I’m just curious!”

Peter shook his head and checked his phone. He was growing impatient as he waited for Mr. Stark to get back to him with details on their next mission. Ever since Berlin, Peter had been itching to see some more action than the petty crimes around Queens.

Interrupting Peter’s thoughts, you dropped your bag on the table and sat down in a huff. Your face was flushed from running down the hall. “Sorry I’m late, guys. Mr. Namara called a last minute Mathlete meeting.” Neither of them responded. Ned was looking at Peter strangely and you were sure his eyes kept trailing to his… Couldn’t be. Peter was engrossed in his phone. “Earth to Dorksville,” you chimed, waving your hand in front of Peter’s face. 

Peter shook his head as if coming out of a trance and looked up at you in surprise. “(Y/N)! When did you get here? Where have you been?” he said rapidly. You just shook your head and chuckled. Although you kept a pretty neutral facade, his response ticked you off. This had been happening for awhile now but after the two of you started dating, it seemed to get worse. He seemed to be constantly distracted. The pair of you hadn’t been together long (the dance was only two weeks ago), but it still annoyed you. 

“Are we still on for dinner tonight? I’m super excited to try that new…”

“Can’t. I’ve got some stuff to do for the Tony Stark Internship.” Peter went back to scrolling through his phone and vigorously texting. 

You pursed your lips, grabbed your bag and stood up. “Ned, still need help studying for the math test?”

Ned looked between you and Peter, cocking a worried eyebrow. You just shrugged your shoulders and rolled your eyes. He gave you an apologetic smile before saying, “Yeah, that’d be awesome. Come over after school?”

You nodded an affirmative and gave one last glance at Peter who was completely oblivious to the exchange you just had with Ned. Your shoulders drooped as you turned to walk away. “I’m gonna go eat lunch in the library,” you mumbled, “See you later.” With that you walked away, your head low and anger chewing at your belly.

Peter looked up nonchalantly from his phone and a frown creased his face. “Where’d she go?” he said, genuinely confused.

Ned shook his head and groaned at his distracted friend. “She went to go find a new boyfriend,” he said, hoping to make Peter realize what he’s been doing. 

He snapped his gaze to Ned, suddenly alert. “What?!”

“Good, now I have your attention. She went to the library to eat but if I were her, I’d be looking for a new boyfriend.” Ned took a bite of his pizza, staring at Peter sternly.

“What are you even talking about, dude?”

Ned let out a laugh at how clueless Peter was. “You know, Pete, you’re right. I’m sure she loves having all of her plans with you cancelled so you can go catch bike thieves and mope over Tony Stark.” 

“I catch more than just bike thieves and I don’t mope!” Peter lowered his voice to a whisper, “I’m the Spider-Man, Ned. I have a responsibility to the people.”

“Well, why don’t you tell her that?” Ned whispered back, irritation in his voice.

“I.. I can’t.” Peter swallowed hard, averting his gaze.

“Why not? She’s your best friend too. Not only that, she actually agreed to be your girlfriend. Do you think you’re ever going to get a girl like her again? She deserves to know and if you won’t tell her…”

“Ned! You cannot tell (Y/N)! You promised me you wouldn’t tell anyone and she counts in that promise.”

Ned grimaced at Peter, angry at him. “Fine,” he said flatly, “but don’t come crying to me when she leaves you.” Just then the bell rang. Ned got up quickly from the table, leaving Peter behind. 

Peter’s shoulders drooped and he slowly got up from the table. He checked his phone one last time before dropping it into his pocket. Ned had to be wrong. Ned was protective of their friend from the beginning. That’s all this is. Peter cancels a few dates and Ned overreacted. That’s all. You wouldn’t leave Peter… Right?

During gym, you ignored Peter like it was your job. He noticed this. It was fitness test day so that meant people broke off into their own groups to talk. You were with some of your other friends, leaving Ned and Peter by themselves. They watched you the entire class period. You definitely seemed to be venting to your friends because every now and then, one of them would shoot Peter a dirty look. 

Peter did everything in his power to look inconspicuous as he got closer to you, trying to listen in on the conversation. “So, are you going to break up with him?” your friend, Liz, asked. 

Peter put all of his attention on you, not caring if anyone noticed. You shrugged your shoulders and mumbled, “I don’t know..” Peter’s heart sank. “Probably not.” His stomach tightened and color came back to his cheeks. “If I had something like a Tony Stark Internship, I’d probably be the same way.”

Your friends nodded in a hushed agreement before Liz broke into a smirk, “But if that Spider-Man ever showed up, you’d definitely leave Peter, right?”

You giggled at this and Peter noticed an adorable blush rise to your cheeks. “Well, of course,” you giggled. The softness that was overtaking Peter was suddenly replaced by anger. “A guy with that much bravery and heart must know how to treat a girl right.” Peter didn’t even stop to consider the fact that you were talking about him. To him, you were talking about a different person. You were crushing on a different guy. 

Peter stormed back over to Ned, not wanting to hear anymore of the conversation. “She likes Spider-Man more than she likes me!” he whispered angrily.

Ned shrugged his shoulders and sympathized with you, saying, “Well, with the way you’ve been treating on of my best friends, I’m starting to like Spider-Man more too.” Peter dropped his shoulders and hung his head. He let out a heavy sigh before getting on the floor and angrily doing sit-ups. 

That night, you sat on Ned’s bedroom floor, monotonously drilling Ned with equations. You barely touched the Chinese food that Ned’s mom had ordered for the two of you. Frustrated, you threw your notes to the floor and put your head in your hands. Ned, who was sitting across from you, put a warm hand on your shoulder. “Did I do something wrong, Ned?” you mumbled into your hands. 

Ned looked bewildered at your question. “(Y/N), no!”

“Then what’s going on with him? Is… Is he just not interested anymore?”

Ned took your hands away from your face so he could look at you. Silent tears had began sliding down your cheeks. “(Y/N), before you two actually started dating, you were all he talked about. I’m sure that now that he has you, he couldn’t be happier.”

“Then why does he cancel plans? He barely pays attention in chemistry. Hell, he doesn’t even hang out with both of us. He should be here studying with us!” Your voice cracked with a sob. The tears began to flow harder. You knew Ned was the one you would break down to about this. 

Ned got up on his knees and enveloped you in a hug. He didn’t know what to say. He wanted to tell you the truth about Peter but he couldn’t. Why couldn’t he? Just because Peter told him not to? You had the right to know and he didn’t care how angry Peter got at him. 

As Ned opened his mouth to tell you the truth, there was a knock at the bedroom door. Ned released you and you hurriedly tried to wipe away your tears. Ned’s mom poked her head around the door and said with a wide smile, “Peter’s here, dear. (Y/N), honey, are you okay?”

You nodded and forced a smile. “Just a really spicy bit of the chicken.” Ned’s mom nodded understandably and left her position at the door. Peter walked in, a grin on his face. 

“Chinese food? Why didn’t one of you call me?” he said, as if he hadn’t noticed that your eyes were puffy from crying. 

“Did you really get into another lab accident?” you said, concerned laced in your voice. You stood up and grabbed Peter’s face, any thoughts of animosity gone. He had a cut above his eyebrow and a bruise was forming on his cheek bone. 

“Oh, it’s nothing. It’s Tony Stark. Shit happens, ya know?” He brushed your hands away and sat down next to Ned, leaving you standing. He leaned in and whispered to Ned something you couldn’t hear, “There was this huge metal bird guy..” Your fists clenched with anger. 

“No, I don’t know!” you shouted. Peter looked up at you, shocked and confused. “I don’t know how you let Mr. Stark do this! Can’t you ever just tell him no? He works you like an adult but you’re still in high school! You just let him use you whenever he deems it necessary, which is all of the time! Why don’t..”

“Why can’t you understand that this is important to me?” Peter shouted back, standing now. He towered over you and his eyes were dark. “I’m making something of myself and you can’t seem to support that anymore! I would have never asked you to be my girlfriend if I knew that you wanted all of the attention in the world!” Peter stopped in his tracks. His face went pale and his mouth stood open. His hands began to tremble as he realized what he said. “(Y/N),” his voice wavered, “I didn’t..”

You held up a hand to stop him and shook your head. All of your anger was gone. You just felt… empty. “You’re right, Peter,” you began flatly, “I should be more understanding. I see now just how important this internship is to you. It’s more important than your girlfriend. It’s more important than your two best friends. It’s more important than school.” Peter tried to cut in, reaching a hand out to you. You took a step back and continued. “I get it, Peter. I don’t want to get in the way.” You bent down and scooped up your notes and backpack. You looked Peter square in the eye. The pain you saw swimming in his eyes almost made you bite your tongue but it came out anyway, “I’m sure you and Mr. Stark will make a lovely couple.” You walked out of Ned’s room without giving Peter time to reply and slipped out the front door into the chilly, night air. 

You gave a harsh sob when the cold air hit your lungs and you let the tears fall freely. You started walking home, hugging your jacket tightly around you, tonight’s events eating at you.

Peter sank to the floor in defeat. His hands shook and he clenched his jaw. He lost you. He really lost you. All because he felt the need to keep his stupid secret. Why would he say those things to you? He didn’t mean it. You didn’t ask to hang out any more than you did before he started dating you. 

“Well, you did it. I’m sure the bike thieves will be happy to hear that you can devote all of your time to them,” Ned said with malice. He looked hard at his friend. 

“I’m gonna go home,” Peter mumbled.

“Good idea.”

The next morning, Peter lay in bed, staring blankly ahead of him. Maybe he’d pretend he was sick. He couldn’t see you today. He wouldn’t be able to bear seeing you in the pain he had caused. Peter was so engrossed with his self-pity that he didn’t hear the phone ring or notice his Aunt May walk into his room. “Peter?” she asked, her voice shaking.

Her voice piqued his attention. He sat up in bed and looked at her with concern. “What’s wrong?” he asked.

“Do you know where (Y/N) is? Her mom called and said she didn’t come home last night.”


A/N: Oooooooooooo cliffhanger!!!!! I’m sorry this one is such a downer but you need a little raw emotion and heart ache every now and then. Keep an eye out for Part 6 and send in your requests!! xx

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Occhi socchiusi e mani quasi troppo fredde
Si uniscono sotto delle coperte
Tessuto leggero e braccia conserte
Quando qualcosa diverte qualcosaltro si perde
È una legge non c'è da chiedersi niente
Solo dormire appiccicati come il vento bollente
Le rive di un mare troppo rumoroso in un ambiente ostile
Che poi non è il mio stile
Ma sono schiavo di quello che mi fai dire
Respiro silenzioso apposta
Tu che mi vuoi perfetto cosi
Ed è così
Che aspetto al prossima mossa
Senza uno scudo una corazza per proteggermi
Convinto che non farà male
Legittimato al 50% il resto
Dio non lo vuole comunicare a noi
Appesi al filo di un casino stupendo
Qualcosa che sarebbe impossibile da spiegare

Io prego perché possa scriverti ancora
Ma a modo io, a modo mio
Io prego perche possa ridere ancora
Ma a modo mio, a modo mio

Scrivo per non avere il tempo
Di avere tempo - per pensare a cosa sta succedendo
E cosa sarà dopo questo momento
Se penso che tutto puo spegnersi - per colpa di fantasmi che trattengo
Sorrisi misti a lacrime amori scritti a pagine in un ora
Spostati dal vento e dalle lenzuola
Del tuo letto
Fumo un'altra sigaretta mentre aspetto
Mentre mi dico che smetto
Ma non per ora
E tento
Di star sereno con me stesso
E fare con te lo stesso
Spesso riesco ad essere debole anch'io
E inciampo e cado
Mi asciugo il capo e sono di nuovo Corrado
Siamo due punti neri
Su di un piano-forte che suona la nostra canzone
Fino alla morte invano
Siamo ciò che possiamo essere
Dividiamo interesse
Per fare finta di essere
Chi non siamo
E vorrà dire che sarà per sempre
Se non lo dimostriamo
Sognare qualcosa che si impara mano mano
Insieme,se tutto quello che vogliamo
Si vede che la realtà
È solo un ostacolo che il cuore non vede
Premo la mano sulla fronte
Mi rilasso
Mi immergo nella calma
Che uso se ti combatto
A patto che possa essere l'unico
Che è rimasto a poter sognare di tenerti in braccio

È semplice come dirsi
Quello che c'è da dirsi
Quando il cuore si sente battere stando zitti
E quando lo spezziamo il silenzio
Perche c'ha visti sprecare questo tempo
Che abbiamo per non capirci
Ma tutto è comprensibile
Al limite del contrario
Quando qualcosa è forte,difficile ed arbitrario
Il modo in cui guardarsi il mondo fa dà diario
Per dire che abbiamo esaurito scusanti
A cui aggrapparci perché è facile
Scegliere di scegliere un po’ più in là
Plausibile il modo in cui ti relazioni agli altri
Io non sono speciale
Non piu di tanti
È che ho scelto di rischiare per darti la mia realtà


La soluzione è a due passi da noi
Ma sono passi importanti da fare
E non abbiamo il coraggio di farci male ancora
Siamo la prova vivente che c'è qualcosa
Qualcosa che vale la pena di sviscerare
Suona nella mia vita ancora..

—  mecna
[Translation] 100% SKE48 vol.1 Kitagawa Ryoha x Azuma Rion

Man, things change real fast since 100%SKE vol.1!!

Never thought I would post this while Rion will graduate soon….well, who would have known at the time of this interview, Rion already had ‘graduation’ in her mind. Anyways, we all know how much she loves Hokkaido and we wish her all the best.

Also for Ryoha, who would have thought she will become Team S leader.
Kids grow.

I think SKE situation right now is great, way better than the time of this interview. It may be too late to post these interviews, but I will keep posting.
So…enjoy reading!!


Since SKE48’s 6th gen debut, 3 years already have passed.

Seniors have graduated one after another. “UhaRion” is being seen as group’s representative.

With confusion, both of them are struggling to grow in Nagoya. How are they nowadays?

Now, the sun is rising.

Nippon Budokan was shaken
We want to see that scene from 4 years ago, again.

 

Words from Sae-san

- At first, we thought that if Rion got driving license, we would arrange scenic road trip while interviewing and Ryoha sits on front passenger seat.

Uha: I would like to! How is it going?

Rion: Almost final test.

Uha: How do you feel?

Rion: Not bad. I want to get driving license quickly so that I could go on a scenic drive. Well, just like you mentioned, let’s go to Hokkaido!

Uha: A scenic trip in Hokkaido? Let’s go, let’s go!

- I didn’t even agree with you *laugh*

Rion: it must be fun. I will take you to Coach&Four (giant department store in Hokkaido)

- That’s the department store which Rion is the presenter, right? We would like to go but our budget is kind of…

Uha: (not listening) I want to go to Rion’s favorite Sushi restaurant!

Rion: Alright! Let’s go to Hokkaido next time!

- Though you guys already agreed but I haven’t said “um” yet *laugh* that aside, how’s your driving skill?

Rion: I’m good.

 - Really!? As I saw videos that Aichi Toyota uploaded, you often drove up on wayside.

Rion: That’s the past! Now, I can drive on highway easily.

Uha: You’re great!

- She’s not that great! *laugh*

Rion: Before getting on the car, I was nervous but now, I’m okay.

Uha: Take me, too!

Rion: Right, want to go to Nagashima (spaland)? (theme park that Team S when to shoot “Kanojo ga iru” MV)

Uha: Let’s go!!

- We should back to the topic *laugh* This interview will be published in BUBKA special issue. For regular issue, the cover is Miyazawa Sae.

Uha: I know! She’s cute! Superb!

- thank you *laugh* In few hours, you will be performing (Sae’s) graduation stage. How do you feel?

Uha: I still can’t believe it. Though I realized it’s the truth but once I think that we will never be on stage together anymore, will never take photos together anymore, it feels unbelievable.

Rion: That’s right. When Sae-san came to SKE48 2 years ago, it was also unbelievable. Yesterday, I was thinking about the present for Sae-san so I talked with Futamura Haruka-san. We finally decided to bake a cake. We made it all night long. We will surprise her after stage ends. It looks like this (show the picture in her phone)

- Oh! There’s “SAE” and “LOVE”! Rion did that much for Sae-san, how about Ryoha who admires her the most?

Uha: I made graduation photo album with Takeuchi Mai-san. We made it till 5 am! So now, I’m sleepy.

- Sorry that we interview you at the time like this.

Uha: Because it’s all handmade. We need to glue the photos. We will give it to her during stage or maybe, at the end of stage.

- For Sae-san, these things are full of LOVE. Today, you must be crying?

Uha: I’m not going to. I don’t think I will. I already passed that sad period. None!

- You’re into “Zen” aspect now? (t/n: Ryoha used the word 無 which is the core word in Zen)

Rion: Ryoha will get stronger for sure. Even though, you were so sad when Sae-san announced graduation.

Uha: It’s not like that. 2 weeks before graduation concert, my condition was really bad. I even cried in handshake event.

Rion: I don’t know about this at all.

Uha: It was the first time since I entered SKE48 that cried this much. Because I didn’t want to cry in front of other members, so when I couldn’t hold it, I went to staff’s room. I cried a lot that my eyes got swollen. But I used eye drops, so no one knows it. * laugh*

- Thanks to medical innovation *laugh* even so, in graduation concert, members lined up on the passage and Sae-san had a word with everyone, right? That day, I entered everyone’s blog but I didn’t see anyone posted about those words.

Rion: Of course, not.

Uha: It’s the words I want to keep it in my heart.

- If it’s that important, then let’s reveal it the first time here.

Uha&Rion: No way!

- give me some hints

Rion: I will tell you one sentence then “tell Papa and Mama, please take care of me”

- what does it mean by that?

Rion: It’s unimportant part so I can tell you fufufufu

Uha: I will not tell no matter what.

- You won’t…ah…despite this is special issue…(intentionally exaggerate)

Uha: Then, I will give you some hints. She said “take care of yourself” She always told me “Ryoha, you pretend to be strong too much, it would be good if you discuss with adults more” I think that’s what it means.

Rion: Ryoha is the type that wouldn’t say what’s in her mind out loud.

- I see. Then, it means you should reply on them more?

Rion: You want to know more?

- Yes! Yes!

Rion: Sae-san sent LINE message to me.

Uha: (looks jealous) you’re lying! When? When did she send? Why? Is that Sae-san?

Rion: On the day of concert, I sent her thank you message, so she replied back. Let me read it from LINE.

- *clap* we’re waiting!

Rion: “Rii-san, country mom cookies were delicious! It’s more delicious than buying from shop! Thank you. These 2 days concert, thanks for hard work. You are pretty and cute and also looks mysterious. I want to be like that, too. But sometimes, I think it’s regrettable. If only Rion realized these strengths, you would be stronger than you are now. I’m waiting to see it. Anyways, Mar.31 the last day, please take care of me.” That day, I baked cookies for her. She replied me like that.

Uha: (jealousy x2 )

- Ryoha is jealous. You can tell from her face *laugh*

Uha: It’s not like that. I just think that she’s great. Sae-san, she’s kind to everyone. That’s why I like her!

Rion: I read the message from my LINE. Then, shooting in Hokkaido, please take care of us.

- we didn’t agree on that…

The real me and the new me

- Sae-san said “regrettable” what do you think made her say that?

Rion: I know it. People mostly see me as introvert person, not motivated, also looks boring. A moment ago, I saw myself in monitor, I felt that “this is actually what everyone has told me!” I’m not a cheerful person. It’s even worse with my soft voice. But because of Sae-san, I became more cheerful. I got influenced by her cheerfulness.

- Thanks to Sae-san, right?

Rion: Yes. I’m quite a shy person, I don’t get close to people easily. But, I think I understand now that socializing is a job. Sae-san taught me that. That said, Ryoha is also like me.

Uha: Eh? ‘regrettable’? I never heard people saying that.

Rion: It must be. * laugh*

Uha: So weird. But I can get along with people now, there’s nothing like that.

- Get along now *laugh* Then, I would like to raise a topic here. When Ryoha is with Matsumoto Chikako, you seem to be a totally different person.  

 Rion: I think so, too.

Uha: Different person…yes *laugh* I love playing pranks when I’m with members. Before I entered SKE48, I also got scolded in class often. In fact, that’s how I am. However, after I entered SKE48, I think more seriously. I think I have to do things with caution, so I might seem to be quiet. The real me is when I’m with Chikako.

Rion: When these two are together, I couldn’t catch up with them.

Uha: We’re just fooling around *laugh* moreover, since Sae-san graduated, no one initiates fun atmosphere in changing room. From now on, leave it to me and Chikako!

Rion: Okay! Then, Chikako becoming Team S vice leader can also imply about this. Chikako and Sae-san have something in common.

Uha: They have a lot in common.

Rion: They are kind of weird.

- With Chikako-san, from my point of view, you two (Chikako and Rion) are not that close.

Uha: She calls Rion “Namara! Namara!” (Namara in Hokkaido means “very” or “great”)

Rion: Yeah. That’s how Chikako say hi to me *laugh*

- So, she’s like that. We would like to interview her, too. Anyways, since Sae-san graduated, does atmosphere in the team change?

Rion: (Sae-san) didn’t attend theater stage often, it may not change much.

Uha: But it’s not about team. It’s the group that’s not the same. There are things that only Sae-san can do. Sae-san always conveys member’s opinion to staff-san. If Sae-san says, members would agree. If you ask me who would take over this responsibility, it would be (Saito) Makiko-san.

- How’s Makiko-san, the new captain?

Rion: She has interpersonal skills. She’s good at getting along with people.

Uha: She made friend with AKB48-san, too.

Rion: I was in the same dorm with her for a while. She’s a senior who is easy to talk to, suitable to be captain.

Uha: Really suitable!

Rion: Sometimes, being responsible as captain can make you worried, right? But members like Makiko-san. We want to support her.

Uha: Ryoha, too!

Rising above crisis

- Let’s change the topic here. What kind of situation you think SKE48 is in right now?

Rion: We have just risen from the biggest crisis.

Uha: Ryoha also think like that!

Uha & Rion: Yeah! *Hi five*

- How’s that feeling coming from?

Rion: Recently, our program in LINE live had 8 hundred thousand views.

Uha: So happy!

Rion: That’s not total views, it’s net views. Moreover, BUBKA still hasn’t publish this issue yet. Thank you so much.

Uha: And ESCA!

 - department store in Nagoya subway station’s campaign that SKE48 was chosen as presenter since April, right?

Uha: It’s a grand campaign. We can proclaim that this is “SKE48 of Nagoya”

Rion: And then, we got more appearance on magazines. I was also chosen to be on cover.

Uha: That’s right. More appearance on magazines.

Rion: Around 1 year ago, photoshoots for magazine unexpectedly decreased. But now, I have no time to break.

 - Then, As Rion mentioned a moment ago “the biggest crisis”, when was it?

Rion: during “Koppu no naka no komorebi” in autumn last year.

Uha: That’s right.

Rion: In other words, it was after (Matsui) Rena-san graduated. And there was a time when I felt bad, it was “Bukiyou Taiyou” in summer last year.

 - It was after Nagoya Dome, right?

 Uha: I remember that I felt the gap between “Mirai to wa?” and “Bukiyou Taiyou”

Rion: But now, I feel that we are heading in a good way.

 - Why is that?

Rion: I also don’t know why but members are all trying their best, right? Staff-san are also trying their best somewhere that we can’t see.

Uha: Exactly. Everyone knows well that if it continues like this, it wouldn’t be good. Whenever SKE48 unified as one, we have great power. This point, we would never lose.

Determined and reluctant general election

- Last question is general election.

Rion: You would certainly ask this *laugh* Actually, I was reluctant to participate this year.

- Eh? Why?

Rion: Last year, my goal was “to get ranked” and I achieved it. (61st Rank) I think there must be people who were exhausted getting it for me. However, general election also has its advantages. I got a lot works since I ranked last year.

- Do you see new fans coming at handshake events?

Rion: Yes. That’s because I got more media exposure. I appeared on TV because of my piano skill. I was quite outstanding in “konya wa otomari” Fans came to tell me that “I watched that, too”

- How about Ryoha?

Uha: I was thinking about it till the last minute. I decided not to participate before that. If I weren’t get ranked or my rank drops, people may say “This is as far as Kitagawa Ryoha can go” I don’t want it to be that way.

Rion: Um. I was also worried about that.

- However, you chose to participate in the end. Even though you have various opinions about general election, but you can’t refuse the fact that for this world “AKB48 = general election”

Uha: I know.

- For example, when people unintentionally watch morning news, and reporter reports the news about AKB48 that has SKE48 in it. This is very important, right? Or for example, when they report about “SKE48 is the no.1 group” this kind of news can reach people easily.

Rion: I also think it’s important.

- Maybe, general election is the best opportunity to spread SKE48 reputation. Though singles and Music programs are important but SKE48 in general election is strong.

Rion: That’s true.

- Sorry for talking too much. You both aim at Undergirls, right?

Uha & Rion: Yes.

Uha: In the past, they only announced 40 ranks, right? So, if I couldn’t rank higher than that, I’m not satisfied.

Rion: Higher rank is my goal. But I still don’t have confidence to say Senbatsu. Undergirls is also high. Anyways, the higher I set my goal, the harder I try.

- General election 4 years ago, a lot of Undergirls came from SKE48. It made Nippon Budokan shaken. If you can do it again, it would be great.

Rion: I also want to see that scene. *laugh*

- Well, at this time last year, we also had an interview with both of you. Compared to that time, we think you two really have grown stronger.

Uha: Really?

- We really think like that. When we interview Sae-san, she said “I would like to tell members who think that you can’t take this anymore. I’ve gone over the slump 3 times already, I understand how you feel but I got through it.” If you could get through these obstacles, you would be stronger, right?

Uha: I already got through it! I tried again and again.

- Ryoha-san, when you were Kenkyusei, you got through the test to be Under in Team S.

Uha: That’s right. I went through the state that I have to carry. If it were school, I wouldn’t do it. I would say “I’m quit” but this is not school but it’s the world I chose to enter with my own will. If I escape, it will be over.

- You are stronger now. How about Rion-san?

Rion: I never went through something like that. But from now, there will be. The practice for AKB49 is starting.

Uha: Do your best *laugh* I went through it last year. Though I can’t say ‘do your best’ confidently but I really was doing my best that time.

- The main character Urakawa Minoru / Minori is a very important role.

Rion: I got this role in place of (Shibata) Aya-san. In fact, I already said once that “I can’t do it” but I think that try doing something great is also a great opportunity. The practice hasn’t started yet, but  I almost crumble. It’s like needles piercing through my heart.

Uha: I will support you! I will also go to see you practice.

- It will be okay, if you could get through it…

Rion: I would get the photoshoot in Hokkaido, right?

- I didn’t say that at all *laugh*