Thank you for the 1st place…
I still can’t figure out what is true and what is a dream. I’m so thankful to everyone who voted for me in this single day…
Until the end of the voting time, please support all of NGT48!!!
I’ll update tomorrow!!

Ogino Yuka Photolog / 2017.05.31

25 Date Ideas

  1. Pretend you’ve never met, then loudly try out lame pickup lines in a swanky bar. Act like they worked.
  2. Go on a walking journey and every fifteen feet draw a chalk arrow in the direction you’re going. At the end of the trip, leave a big pile of chalk.
  3. Create photo evidence suggesting that you went on an adventure that didn’t really happen.
  4. Go for a drive. You can only make right-hand turns. When you finally get stuck, turn around and then you can only make left-hand turns. Repeat until you find something interesting. Take pictures along the way!
  5. Build forts out of furniture and blankets, and wage war with paper airplanes.
  6. Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books.
  7. Write a piece of fiction together. Outside at a cafe. Ask strangers when you get stuck.
  8. Try and visit as many people as you can in one night, and turn as many things inside their apartment upside down as you can, without them noticing.
  9. Do the lamest tourist thing in your area that you have both secretly wanted to do forever. Have an unabashed good time!
  10. Hide and seek in the park.
  11. Go around the city with sidewalk chalk and draw hearts with equations inside on random things.
  12. Drive somewhere unknown and have dinner in a city you’ve never been to. With fake names.
  13. Go for a drive with the passenger blindfolded, choosing directions at random. see where you end up.
  14. Dress up as pirates, commandeer shopping carts, and have a war upon the high seas.. er, parking lot.
  15. Go on a search for as many good climbing trees as possible, climb as high as you both can in all of them, compile photo evidence.
  16. Rent a movie you’ve never seen before. Set on mute and improvise dialogue.
  17. Dress up as pirates and go parrot shopping at local pet stores
  18. Go to the airport, get the cheapest, soonest departing flight to anywhere when you show up, and stay there for a weekend.
  19. Walk around a city and perform short silent plays in front of security cameras.
  20. In the middle of the night, drive to the beach, so you arrive just as the sun is rising. Have a breakfast picnic, then fall asleep together. Bring a sun umbrella.
  21. Dress up as superheros and stop at least one petty crime “ie. jaywalking, littering….”
  22. Go to a minor league baseball game under the stars. Tell each other stories about how bad you are at athletics. Randomly cheer for both teams. Eat lots of Cracker Jack.
  23. With camera and pair of boots, make photolog of a day in the life of the invisible man.
  24. Walk around the city all night and find a place to eat breakfast at dawn.
  25. Go to a restaurant and convince the cook to create something completely new for you.
Fun with flags :)

Transgender; Monica Helms; The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender.

Transgender; Jennifer Pellinen; 2002; The pink and the blue stripes represent female and male. The three purple stripes represent the diversity of the transgender community and genders other than female and male.

Transsexual; António Martins; 2000

Agender; The color meanings: black is for absence of gender, and the greys are for partial gender. Green is for nonbinary gender, because green is the inverse of lavender (a mixture of pink and blue, representing a mix of female and male).

Asexual; The black stripe represents asexuality. The gray stripe represents grey area between sexual and asexual feelings. The white stripe represents sexuality. The purple stripe represents community.

Aromantic; National Coalition For Aromantic Visibility; According to the creators of the flag: “We designed the flag to be as inclusive as possible and we used fairly basic color symbolism. Green, (being the opposite, complimentary color to red, which usually represents romance), represents aromanticism. Yellow, like the yellow rose which represents friendship, stands for various forms of queerplatonic love. Orange, being red once removed toward yellow, represents lithromantics. And black represents romantics who choose to reject traditional romance.”)

Demisexual; The meaning of the colors is unknown, though it appears to be based on the Asexual Pride Flag. The thick white stripe might symbolize sexuality, agender, intersexuality, transitioning, genderlessness, or being outside the straight-gay and male-female binaries. The thin purple stripe might represent female and male relationships, and the gray stripe might stand for asexuality. Black triangle might stand for romantics who reject traditional romance, asexuality, agender or genderlessness.)

Bisexual; Michael Page; 1998; Pink represents attraction to similar genders, purple represents attraction to both similar and different genders, blue represents attraction to different genders.

LGBT pride flag

Pansexual; The flag consists of three colored horizontal bars: pink, yellow, and blue. The blue portion of the flag represents those who identify within the male spectrum (regardless of biological sex), the pink represents those who identify within the female spectrum (regardless of biological sex), and the yellow portion, found in between the blue and pink portions, represents non-binary attraction; such as androgynous, agender, bigender, genderfluid, transgender and intersex people.

Nonbinary; From top to bottom: yellow represents those whose gender exists outside of and without reference to the binary as yellow is often used to distinguish something as its own. White represents those who have many or all genders as white is the photological presence of color and/or light. The purple stripe represents those who feel their gender is between or a mix of female and male as purple is the mix of traditional boy and girl colors. The purple also could be seen as representing the fluidity and uniqueness of nonbinary people. The final black stripe represents those who feel they are without gender, as black is the photological absence of color and/or light.

Intersexual; The Intersex flag was created by Organisation Intersex International Australia in July 2013 to create a flag “that is not derivative, but is yet firmly grounded in meaning”. The organisation aimed to create a symbol without gendered pink and blue colors. It describes yellow and purple as “hermaphrodite” colors. The organisation describes it as freely available “for use by any intersex person or organisation who wishes to use it, in a human rights affirming community context”.[1]The flag has been utilised by a range of media and human rights organisations.

The International Bear Brotherhood Flag was designed to represent the bear subculture within the LGBT community. The colors of the flag are meant to include the colors of the furs of animal bears throughout the world, not necessarily referring to human skin and hair color tones: Dark brown, orange/rust, golden yellow, tan, white, gray, and black. The flag was designed with inclusion in mind.

Genderqueer; Lavender stands as a mixture of blue and pink, traditionally associated with men and women, and so represents androgyny as well as ‘queerness’, as it has long-standing connections to non-heterosexual communities. White stands for agender, reflecting the use of white on the transgender flag for 'gender neutral’, and dark chartreuse green stands as the inverse of lavender, representing all whose identity is outside or without connection to the gender binary.

Genderfluid flag; Pink represents femininity. White represents all genders.  Purple represents masculinity and femininity. Black represents genderlessness.  Blue stands for masculinity.

Polyamory; Blue represents openness and honesty between all lovers involved in each relationship.  Red represents love and passion.  Black represents all people in open and consensual relationships who have to hide their relationships due to social discrimination.  The golden pi represents the value placed on emotional attachments to others.


Neutrois flag; The white stripe stands for neutral, unidentified, or questioning gender.  The green stripe represents non-binary gender.  The black stripe represents agender, asexuality, or third-gender.

Lesbian Labrys flag;1999; Labrys became a symbol of lesbians and feminists due to the popularity of a female empowerment publication called Labrys Magazine.  In addition, the black triangle is a symbol of lesbians due to the fact that many lesbians were forced to wear it in concentration camps during the Holocaust under the idea that they were “asocial” and did not conform to heteronormativity. 

Lipstick lesbian flag

Rubber pride; Black and blue stripes represent “being black and blue,” which sometimes occurs after a leather encounter.  The vast majority of people in the leather subculture emphasize consent and safety during leather sexual activity.
The yellow was originally intended to represent watersports, and the red blood, but the interpretation has changed since.

Leather pride; Tony DeBlase; 1989


Untrue Colors

@sweet-sweet-escape said: Can I give you a prompt? I just saw the link in your series and the list of prompts!! I didn’t know you were taking prompts, super, happy, double excited!! This is the one I pick: au where you have a stripe of your soulmates haircolor on your wrist and if they dye their hair your stripe changes colors au. I’m prompting this one because I love soul mate au’s but also cause it sounds really awful and I think if anyone at all in the world can make it great it would only be you! Hehehe

Me: I don’t know about great, but I think it’s not too bad! Enjoy it below or on here or AO3 here.

First it a pale golden blonde. That lasted until Molly was six months old, according to her mother and of course the photo she’d taken when Molly was first born. It gradually faded to a dark auburn, and then a glossy dark brown that lasted until she was about twelve. She came home from school crying because right in the middle of maths it turned bright, unnatural red, and she was convinced her soulmate had been in a fire or something equally horrible. It had taken Maggie Hooper a good hour to calm her daughter down and explain to her that the soulstrip changed with artificial coloring as well as any natural changes. Such as going from blond to auburn to brown, as her soulmate had done during her childhood. “Remember, luv, your hair was quite red when you were born and now it’s this lovely shade of cinnamon. But if you ever decide to color it your soulmate will know. At least you know he’s not afraid of making a statement with his hair!”

By the time she was eighteen, Molly was quite used to the radical color changes, and entertained herself by making up stories to match each new color as it appeared. Her favorite was when her soulstrip had gone rainbow colored; blues, greens, even faint flecks of amber and brown. She fancied her soulmate had his hair done up in a Mohawk or some equally outlandish hairstyle.

When she was twenty and had yet to meet anyone whose photolog matched the one she and her mother had put together over the years, she grew annoyed; how difficult could it be to find the one person in the world who’d dyed his hair so frequently and in such a range of colors? Surely the blue-green-with-flecks-of-amber wasn’t one often seen! Why didn’t her soulmate put his photolog on the web like most people did, in hopes of having it recognized?

Between the ages of twenty and twenty-eight she noticed a pattern forming: a year or so with all sorts of outrageous color changes, followed by a gradual return to the original glossy brown for about six months or so, then back to the flamboyant dye jobs.

After that and until she turned thirty she saw the soulstrip change colors only once before reverting to the dark brown.

It was dark brown hair she saw when she walked into the morgue on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, hair on the head of man bent over and apparently examining a corpse still lying in its body bag. Probably her 11:30 autopsy, but she was unable to focus on work right at the moment. Especially when her soulstrip began itching like mad. She reached over to scratch it just as the stranger straightened up and reached for his own left wrist.

Without turning around, he said, “I suppose your hair is a sort of cinnamon-brown shade?”

His voice was a deep baritone that sent shivers up her spine, and when he turned to face her as she approached him, she thought she’d never seen a more beautiful man in her entire life.

He studied her as intently as she was studying him. “You’re the new pathologist,” he said, then corrected himself after a quick look at her ID badge. “Sorry, specialist registrar.”

“Yes, I’m Molly, Molly Hooper,” she said, her voice a bit shaky as she extended her left hand, hauling up her sleeve so he could see her soulstrip. “I quite like the brown, but my favorite was the…” She fell silent as she got a good look at his eyes. “Oh,” she said as she stared up at him. “That’s why you picked those colors. To match your eyes.”

His lips – a perfect Cupid’s bow, plump and very kissable – quirked up in a smile. “You liked that one, did you? It was the one time I decided I wanted to give my potential soulmate a clue as to my identity without resorting to the idiotic Lonely Hearts’ websites that have sprung up in recent years.”

“They’re not Lonely Hearts’ websites,” Molly objected. “They’re meant to help soulmates connect. What’s wrong with that?”

He shrugged. “Takes all the challenge out of it and frankly cheapens the concept of having a soulmate in the first place. The idea is that you’re destined to find this perfect match, isn’t it? That you don’t need government registries and electronic data manipulation to find the one you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life.”

She hadn’t thought of it that way, and although she wasn’t entirely sure she agreed with him, she couldn’t say she disagreed either. “What’s your name, or is that something I’m supposed to be destined to know as well?” she asked with a small grin.

He snorted. “If that were the case then we’d have each other’s names mystically tattooed onto our skins rather than hair color. The name’s Sherlock Holmes, and the address is 221B Baker Street.”

He turned to leave, his coat flaring out dramatically while Molly stared after him, trying to gather her scattered thoughts. “What address?” she called after him.

“The flat I’m thinking of taking,” he replied as he reached the doors, pausing to glance at her over his shoulder. “Meet me there when you shift is over and we can discuss our first date.”

“Coffee?” she suggested.

He nodded. “Perfect, we’ll make it our first date instead. Black, two sugars.”

Then he was gone, and Molly had only a few hours to daydream about her first date with her soulmate.

Whoever he turned out to be, she had a feeling he was about as far from ordinary as the many colors of his hair had been.

Hello everyone! Last month marked the end of my second year here on tumblr and the beginning of my third year! Also, it has been a year since I made the transition to blogging Asian photography. I’m so glad to have made that change because there are so many beautiful photos taken by talented photographers! And finally, thank you to all of the blogs here, your blogs are fabulous because they’re run by even more fabulous people that have made my tumblr experience wonderful c: I look forward to another amazing year of photography! ^^

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