Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King character designs really are some of the best in my opinion, up there with Eiichiro Oda’s for One Piece. The sheer amount of intriguing appearances/variety is great, but then again the series in general has a massive amount of influences composing it.
I don’t know how Tada-nii would react to Hiro dating, because Hiro has never dated. Huh. Wonder why.
(little note, I’m not an ask blog and I usually don’t take requests either >.< This was just a cute ask I had sitting in my inbox for a really long time, and happened to fit well with something I wanted to draw anyway ^ ^; Thanks for understanding! <3)
These fans are completely different! When I went out there … you always have an alternative worst case scenario for what you’re going to say and if you don’t you’re not prepared. The crowd these days, they like to be the ones who say “hey, look at me.” They like to dictate what’s going on and when they voice their opinion, its deafening.
And they, for some reason man, have a disdain for him that is completely misguided because as you say, he oozes talent and oozes star quality. He’s like Rock, physically and … he’s a good guy, too. How the crowd thing is handled is, I don’t know. I feel for this guy. I just don’t get it.
[A/N] Happy birthday, husband! I hope you stay amazing, and continue to bless us with your music, and poise and grace. There’s literally no one else on this world that could make me swoon the way you do. I love you, Kim Namjoon. /muah/
What a pretty set of teeth. Namjoon gushes over old snippets of you while riding the bus.
The heavy traffic didn’t bother him one bit, although he was impatient to meet his love on this good day. Sun was out, sky is clear blue, just celebrating it with him. He gave up his seat since the last stop, to a senior citizen who smiled adoringly back at him as she gathers her groceries in her lap. “Where are you off to, young man?” She asked.
The Other K-Drama Exchange, Round 2 - Maids Edition
As insinuated above, the show I’m watching for the next month is Maids. I already knew this show was going to be quality, but I’d never gotten around to it until the TOKE2 drama exchange email recommended it to me. Spoilers will be given, for those who haven’t already seen it, so please take caution when clicking past the break~
Edward Scissorhands - "He was really making love to them, wasn't he?"
“Um, I think composers often take their cues off of uh, attitudes or looks of people or things that uh, throw them in a direction that they weren’t expected to go, and clearly in that last scene, it was the state of ecstasy that the women were in in the chair. There was something about that, he was…he was a conquistador-artist-warrior, in his moment of glory. He was Michaelangelo; the women all, now, saw this in him, he was oozing this quality…and uh, the thing that I think I was really responding to which created that [laughs] Spanish romaticism over his, uh…over his hair-cutting, um, was…this wonderful state of ecstasy that they all seemed to be in. He was really…making love to them, wasn’t he? Uh, in an odd way I think he was, or at least that's how they seemed to be perceiving it.”
- Danny Elfman, music-only commentary for Edward Scissorhands.
so i know that you guys love Aishwarya Rai, (no judgement! I like her too) :P but i was wondering what it is about her that you love? What makes her one of your favourites?
(As the resident Aishwarya Rai stan I guess I’ll answer this) First of all, she’s what got me into Bollywood. I mean, she kept popping up in small ways throughout my young adulthood, whether in Bride and Prejudice, on American chat shows, in L'Oreal commercials, or in People Magazine when she got married. I couldn’t have spelled her name for the life of me, but I always recognized her when she popped up, so when I saw her Letterman interview and she mentioned Devdas, that’s what made me search that film out and watch it. And in a weird roundabout way, for me I don’t know if I would have had the courage to pursue Film Studies academically if I hadn’t made that first leap into world cinema.
I’ve always been fascinated by movie stars. It’s not necessarily about being the best actress, though I do think she’s underrated. It’s just that she’s one of a handful of people I’ve come across in my lifetime who seems like they were born to be a star. There’s this quote by this British film critic, and it talks about how he’s stood next to the biggest actors in the world, and no one oozed star quality the way Aishwarya does. The movies I’ve always remembered are the ones where someone comes onscreen and your jaw just drops. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge, Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall, Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. That’s the same reaction I had when her face first appears in that gorgeous shot in Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka.
But most importantly, and for the purposes of this blog especially, she’s one of the very few people in the industry who I think actually deserves a lot of admiration. That’s not to say that every other actor or actress is a bad person or anything, but the way she conducts herself and manages her career definitely distinguishes her from the rest of the pack imo. There are so many quotes about what a genuinely nice person she is, how she’s really warm, how you can’t get her to say a bad word about anyone. At the same time, there’s an equal number of quotes about what a shark she is when it comes to business, how she doesn’t let anyone mess with her and she negotiates all her contracts herself. She definitely doesn’t kiss ass (which has been detrimental to her career, but definitely earns her my respect). And as a woman, that’s the kind of person I want to be, and I know it’s not easy to strike that balance between being soft in general, but hard when you need to be.
Plus, I can’t think of a bigger victim of misogynistic bullshit (there were literally journalists who blamed her for the fact that Salman ran a guy over and killed him…literally), so I’m more inclined to defend her. You don’t have to like her as an actress, but as a woman I think she’s earned a lot of respect.
Hello! First of all I love the short story that you wrote some weeks ago and I can't wait for you to keep writing it! I noticed that the orange bracelet of Mo Guan Shan has disappeared after chapter 175. You think it's an important detail or maybe I'm thinking too much? Sorry for my bad English ^^
Hey! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, though it’s not much and I rushed it a fucking lot, but this update has really changed my plans for the story (in a good way), so I think I’ll update in a couple of days (?), hopefully before OX does. Recently I don’t have much time ughh, I hope I won’t feel too tired to write, because I have about.. at least 4 tianshan writing ideas and I’m going to make them happen very soon, one at a time. (or else one or two ppl around here will make sure my ass is kicked and cancelled for good haha).
But anyway, back to your question! I didn’t spare much attention on that tbh (wouldn’t have even noticed if people hadn’t mentioned about it lol), I mean I thought OX just.. you know, made a mistake or something? But then again, OX is such a careful artist and puts so much emphasis on details (honestly just give me a print of those backgrounds and I’ll frame that shit on my wall and stare at it, because it’s therapeutic af lol. no but really, I’m really loving the color technique/lighting lately, everything is so smooth and oozes quality and, as a struggling artist myself, I’m amazed OX does this much for us and asks for nothing in return. like I’m so damn grateful even if it hurts).
So.. if we consider it was intentional, what’s up with that? First thing that came to my mind, without looking at the panels, was that the bracelet somehow got off while they went physical after the kiss. Guan Shan’s reaction (belated, but still) was so strong and instinctive and, really, it looks like he gave his all, but He Tian is simply that impressive (sometimes I wonder if the look on He Tian’s face is also a bit of “oh, he’s quite strong” besides feeling conflicted about the whole thing). So he pinned him down and Guan Shan gave up, brushed him off and…
Nope, it didn’t fall.
(bear with my hopeless shipper ass, but how I love that they both wear their bracelets on the right hand and it also fits them so well, like, He Tian has a larger frame, the thing wraps tightly around his wrist, the way his clothes do too, meanwhile Guan Shan’s wrist is thin and bony and the bracelet just hangs loosely around it, just like any other clothing item he has and hold up I think I got a bit ahead of myself here. back on firm grounds, shall we…)
So it’s not that. He walks off and in the next chapters the bracelet is.. missing? Entirely. Could OX repeat such a mistake? nah, I doubt about that. Even great artists make mistakes and that’s really really understandable, but to this extent? too suspicious, at least for me. OX has a thing for details and people should really really consider them, especially regarding the characters.
My theory is that he may have lost it on his way back home. First of all, as I said before, his wrists are skinny. As someone who has small wrists, I can definitely confirm that it’s surprisingly easy to lose your accessories, especially if you bring your fingers together, close enough to let it pass over your knuckles. Which brings me to this unpleasant idea that he might have.. nervously held his wrist with his left hand? Like maybe he was so lost in his thoughts and so confused after what happened, he just went straight home and, during that time, he instinctively squeezed his wrist (maybe a bit too hard) to, you know, calm down, get a grip, feel something. And if he did that repeatedly, unaware and all, chances are the bracelet fell off, somewhere. And of course he didn’t notice. Hours later now and he still hasn’t noticed /or we didn’t get to see that. Which is odd, because he wears it so often, maybe he actually likes it a lot, or maybe he’s just used to it, but that’s something one would notice. Given the events, though, he wasn’t allowed much time for himself, really. (fuk u She Li)
And this mini theory (plausible? I don’t know) brings me to an interesting headcanon (? more or less). What if, what if He Tian finds his bracelet? Maybe in the school yard, maybe on the road; they live close to each other, so they might take a similar path, and He Tian knows it’s his. I’m certain he would recognize the bracelet right away. And if that’s the case, would He Tian keep it? Maybe keep it for a while (hey I have this little thing that belongs to him and I don’t know why I keep folding it and staring at it and fuck is he okay? shit I really fucked it up). I’d love to see him oddly focused on something that reminds him of Guan Shan, more or less in a pleasant way, because that would be such a reminder that he fucked up. He wouldn’t just, you know, forget about it. Act like it doesn’t matter, that it means nothing (even if that’s not how he feels, but we’re talking about a boy who would, really, deny such feelings). So he takes his time and finally decides to give it back to him, look for him. Because it’s easier to say “I just wanted to give this to you” than “I wanted to see you and apologize”. Of course, that’s so He Tian. He would definitely use such an excuse to see him. And I’d rather have it that way, really, than She Li mingled between them. (even if they will have to deal with the dropping out issue too, afterwards, and god they should). Because it’s much more.. sincere, it’s something coming from He Tian, something he could have just ignored, and I think Guan Shan would really appreciate it. Would believe he’s sorry. It’s not easy for him anymore to trust He Tian’s intentions.
I’m going to stop here because it got really long and I’m messing with people’s dashes. Thanks for asking me about this! I really wanted to talk about it but didn’t really get the chance. I love when people ask me things they’re thinking about and wonder what’s my opinion. I mean yeah, I do ramble about it too with my mates here, but I rarely get to put it properly in a decent post. Hope I managed to stretch your thoughts on this matter, just a bit + please don’t feel sorry, I mean /?? your English was perfect!
can you recommend your favorite harry potter blogs? :) ones with nice tagging systems and that update frequently?
Sorry it took me so long to answer this. I went through my Following list three times to make sure I didn’t forget anyone. To avoid listing half of the people I follow, I narrowed it down to my favourite TEN blogs who make Harry Potter edits of their own, not just blog about the series. They all have organised tagging system and update reasonably often, as well. (In no particular order.)
seerspirit: She’s one of my favourite gif-makers ever. We also have a lot of similar tastes when it comes to fancasts, colouring, font usage, favourite characters etc… so I never once regretted following her, and I doubt you would either.
asheathes: She’s so incredibly talented and creative. Just her Wizarding Schools Around The World series is enough to follow her, if you ask me.
nevillles: Her gifs always ooze so much quality that I’m beginning to think she’s found a way to download movies 107482037217392p HD.
wandkeepers: Ariele is the reason why I’m so fond of the doomed ship of Fremione. I’m still mad at her for that, even though it’s been over a year. (Because this path can only end up in tears and pain.)
pragmatique: Her manips are simply art. She doesn’t post edits very frequently but when she does, you can’t decide if they’re manips, or if she actually kidnapped the actors and forced them to have a photoshoot or something.
ohremus: She’s always been one of my favourite Harry Potter bloggers, but her colourings of late especially are killing me here.
ophelies: I always have mad respect for people who can make good graphics, because I just can’t pull them off. And hers are really cool.
aaronpaules: Just another person whose gifs look so crisp and quality that it makes me want to cry.
buckbeakisback: I absolutely love her Colour Palette gifsets. Most Colour Palette stuff (including the ones I’ve attempted) look awkward and forced but somehow she manages to colour them perfectly. Witchcraft.
The Madrid workshop Cafe Racer Dreams has just built its 50th bike—a remarkable achievement in the turbulent world of customizing. And like all CRD builds, this subtly modified BMW R69S just oozes quality.
Hello :) Since you watched TO before you watched TVD, I was wondering if your opinion of TO changed after you got a taste of the Original family in its entirety from TVD? Do you still find the show as enjoyable now that you have TVD to compare it to and what about Klaus' love interests? Give me a full on analysis - love interests, plots, the Original family from TVD vs TO. Give me as long or short of a reply as you wish :) Thanks!
vampiresandwhitewalkers SOOO glad someone has asked me this, I think I’m the perfect focus group, given I watched The Originals prior to The Vampire Diaries.
So here we go… The Mikaelsons: The Vampire Diaries vs. The Originals…