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I’ve just started new books for my Japanese, so everyday for next 6 weeks I’m gonna post here my progress. By progress I mean words/kanji I’ve learned. 🌸

台所 (だいどころ)kitchen
電子レンジ (でんしレンジ)microwave
ガスコンロ gas stove
ガラス glass
レバー lever
流し (ながし)sink
冷蔵庫 (れいぞうこ)fridge
ワイングラス wine glass
カップ cup
茶わん (ちゃわん)rice bowl; tea cup
湯飲み (ゆのみ)tea cup

居間 (いま)living room
窓ガラス (まどグラス)window glass
雨戸 (あまど)shutter
網戸 (あみど)screen
天井 (てんじょう)ceiling
(ゆか)floor
コード cord
カーペット carpet

もっと!

水道の蛇口をひれる (すいどうのじゃぐちをひれる)turn on a tap
水が凍る (みずがこおる)water freezes
氷になる (こいりになる)turn into ice
冷凍して保存する (れいとうしてほぞんする)freeze to store
残り物を温める (のこりものをあたためる)warm up leftover food in a microwave
ビールを冷やす (ビールをひやす)chill the beer
エアコンのリモトン remote control for airocondition
電源を入れる (でんげんをいれる)plug in
切る (きる)unplug
じゅうたんを敷く (じゅうたんをしく)carpet the floor
部屋を暖める (へやをあたためる)heat up the room
暖房をつける (だんぼうをつける)turn the heather on
クーラーが効いている (クーラーがきいれいる)be well air-conditioned
日当たりがいい (ひあたりがいい)have good exposure to the sun
日当たりが悪い (ひあたりがわるい)have poor exposure to the sun


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Question: Which one of these are considered “ANIME?”

Answer:  TOP ROW (L/R): Isao Takahata’s “The Story of Princess Kaguya” (Ghibli), Takeshi Koike’s “World Record” (Studio 4c),Atsuko Fukushima “Genius Party Intro” (Studio 4c)

SECOND ROW (L/R) :Tatsuo Sato “Cat Soup”(J.C.staff), Shinji Kimura “Deathtic 4”( Studio 4c), Isao Takahata “My Neighbors The Yamadas” (Ghibli)

THIRD ROW (L/R): Shinya Ohira “Wanwa The Doggy” (Studio 4c), Koji MOrimoto “Dimension Bomb” (Studio 4c), Kazuo Oga “THE NIGHT OF TANEYAMAGAHARA” (Ghibli)

FOUTH ROW (L/R): Naohisa Inoue “IBLARD JIKAN” (Ghibli), Kazuto Nakazawa “ Moon Drive” (Studio 4c), Junichi Sato “Sailor Moon” (Toei Animation)

All of these are created produced and directed by highly skilled ( and mostly unknown) animation directors in Japan. I guess the point of this is to prove that it would behoove one to do a little more research before writing off animation from an entire region( Japan) as something that’s all the same to be lumped up into the same approach based off of their terribly poor exposure to the mainstream of it (That’s like assuming all animated content in America is Pixar and Adventure Time), or worse; lumping it all as a genre and not a creative medium with tons of different voices and approaches. 


“Anime” アニメ in Japanese is just a shorter way to say “Animation” アニメーション It’s not a genre. it’s a medium. Tell your school teachers. ^^

You are my sunshine: Theo Raeken

Okay so I know this one isn’t technically correct but oh well, we’ll just forget that yeah? Plus I loved Theo so uh this helped me believe he wasn’t all bad


I sat at the end of my bed, switching between chewing my nails to biting my lips.

I thought back to everything Theo had done. The little things between working his way to one lie from another to him twisting his claws into Scott.

I shuddered at how I reacted. About how I’d fallen for his stupid little scene.

We were walking to biology together. Not by choice but because the guy acted like a damn shadow to me.

He done it so well. Stopping so abruptly in the corridor I couldn’t help but turn around to look.

He started mumbling things. Nonsense first before I started making out his mumbles. “She’s dead, Theo.” “Poor girl died of exposure.” “Awful fate at this time of the year.”

I frowned. What was he talking about? It didn’t sound like him. I could imagine him parroting it from someone.

The bell rang but he still stood in the middle of the corridor, looking confused but slightly horrified. Like he was being told something bad but not quite understanding it.

“Theo?” I asked, hesitantly moving closer to him.

He looked up at me, staring me straight in the eye. “She’s dead, Y/N. And I killed her.” Tears fell from his eyes as he choked on a sob.

“I killed her Y/N.” Theo’s breathing was getting more choked and restricted but he was still saying it over and over.

A faint clip clop of high heels told me someone was walking down the corridor, just round the corner.

Theo’s books crashed to the crowd as he stumbled around, like he couldn’t quite stand up right.

And then it dawned on me. He was having a panic attack. And then something else clicked. Except this hit me like a slap around the face. He was talking about his sister. His dead sister.

“I killed her!” Theo shouted, tears now falling.

The tapping of the shoes stopped, probably as shocked as I was.

“Get in here!” I hissed, grabbing his arm and tugging him into an empty classroom. One of the music rooms.

Theo fell to the floor, gasping and gagging. I could see his whole body shaking.

I collapsed next to him, pulling him into my chest. On an instinct. That stupid pack mother instinct of mines that made me want to just hug and protect everyone that was hurting. Even if they definitely didn’t deserve it.

“I’m a monster.” Theo sobbed into my chest and I gently shushed him, even denying it slightly.

“I can’t breathe Y/N!” He cried and I thought my head was going to burst with the amount of pain literally rolling off of him.

“Theo listen to my heart beat okay. Listen to what I’m saying.”

I thought back to what I read about panic attack disorders. What to do to help. Holding their breath helped but there wasn’t a chance that was happening. Speaking to them also helped but I had nothing to say to Theo Raeken. Well nothing calming anyway. My last option was singing. I remember reading that the vibrations from your body were supposed to me soothing.

Breathing in slowly I sing, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” It was the happiest song that sprung to mind that wasn’t freaking Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

“You make me happy when skies are grey.” Wow I did not agree with this song at all but I knew I was doing the right thing. Not only by how Theo had stopped crying but by the little thought in my head that told me so.

“You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.” Theo hugged me tighter and I unknowingly realised I was rubbing his shoulder.

“Please don’t take my sunshine away.” I finished my last note.

I didn’t know what now. His breathing was back to normal now and I’m sure his tears had stopped.

“Help me.” He whispered. My mind started racing. What was he hurt? Was something else wrong? But he didn’t say anything else. We sat there for a bit before I felt it.

Theo’s whole body went rigid. Like it just froze for around 5 seconds before he suddenly pushed away from me, quickly jumping to his feet.

He was out of the room in a second, not even looking at me as he wiped the remains of his tears away.

I lay there on the floor like an absolute idiot. Just so surprised by what had happened.

I soon got up and when I walked out the room Theo’s books were gone and there was no sign of him down either side of this very long hallway.

I looked at the spot where his books were. How the hell did he do that? There were literally pens and books and scrap bits of paper everywhere and there was no sign of any of it.

And when I bolted to biology, apologising profusely for being 15 minutes late he wasn’t there.

And now here I was, sitting at the end of my bed, with a bleeding gnawed on lip, going over everything that had happened.

Something wasn’t right. The normal me part of myself told me that it was all fake, some other twisted little idea of his. But then the other part. The supernatural part of me told me that it wasn’t true.

I gasped when it hit me, the answer fully shocking me. I scrambled for my phone, hurriedly phoning Scott.

I jumped around as his number dialled and when he picked up it took me 3 tries to get everything out.

“Scott, get everyone together. I need to tell you something.”

“What?” Scott asked and the genuine worry from him made me blurt it out. “Theo’s being controlled by the Dread Doctor. That boy from 9th grade it still there. And damnit we’re gonna save him.”

A friendly Golden Retriever mix jumps up to greet the camera during a photography day at the pound. This is one of ten dogs who wound up at Bibb County Pound, an extremely poor and low-exposure rural shelter, after their owner passed away. They are all healthy, friendly, and well-fed, but the majority are seniors and several are black dogs. None know the danger they are in. 

A member of “El Sistema” plays on a harp, as part of the “New Members” program, next to a newborn baby at a public maternity hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, on October 1, 2014. In a nation awash with guns and with one of the world’s highest murder rates, Venezuela’s hugely successful classical music program, called “El Sistema”, has for decades sought to counteract poor children’s exposure to violence with the gentle and inspiring influence of classical music. It used to only admit children aged at least 5. But under its latest “New Members” projects, hundreds of smaller infants can receive voice lessons, musical initiation with paper-made instruments, and free concerts, at its base in Caracas.

(Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Poverty shrinks brains from birth

The stress of growing up poor can hurt a child’s brain development starting before birth, research suggests — and even very small differences in income can have major effects on the brain.

Researchers have long suspected that children’s behaviour and cognitive abilities are linked to their socioeconomic status, particularly for those who are very poor. The reasons have never been clear, although stressful home environments, poor nutrition, exposure to industrial chemicals such as lead and lack of access to good education are often cited as possible factors.

In the largest study of its kind, published on 30 March in Nature Neuroscience1, a team led by neuroscientists Kimberly Noble from Columbia University in New York City and Elizabeth Sowell from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California, looked into the biological underpinnings of these effects. They imaged the brains of 1,099 children, adolescents and young adults in several US cities. Because people with lower incomes in the United States are more likely to be from minority ethnic groups, the team mapped each child’s genetic ancestry and then adjusted the calculations so that the effects of poverty would not be skewed by the small differences in brain structure between ethnic groups.

The brains of children from the lowest income bracket — less than US$25,000 — had up to 6% less surface area than did those of children from families making more than US$150,000, the researchers found. In children from the poorest families, income disparities of a few thousand dollars were associated with major differences in brain structure, particularly in areas associated with language and decision-making skills. Children’s scores on tests measuring cognitive skills, such as reading and memory ability, also declined with parental income.

A new study finds that children’s cognitive skills are linked to family income. Ian Spanier/Cultura RM/Getty Images

Question: Which one of these are considered ANIME?

Answer:  TOP ROW (L/R): Isao Takahata’s “The Story of Princess Kaguya” (Ghibli), Takeshi Koike’s “World Record” (Studio 4c),Atsuko Fukushima “Genius Party Intro” (Studio 4c)


SECOND ROW (L/R) :Tatsuo Sato “Cat Soup”(J.C.staff), Shinji Kimura “Deathtic 4”( Studio 4c), Isao Takahata “My Neighbors The Yamadas” (Ghibli)

THIRD ROW (L/R): Shinya Ohira “Wanwa The Doggy” (Studio 4c), Koji MOrimoto “Dimension Bomb” (Studio 4c), Kazuo Oga “THE NIGHT OF TANEYAMAGAHARA” (Ghibli) 

FOUTH ROW (L/R): Naohisa Inoue “IBLARD JIKAN” (Ghibli), Kazuto Nakazawa “ Moon Drive” (Studio 4c), Junichi Sato “Sailor Moon” (Toei Animation)

All of these are created produced and directed by highly skilled ( and mostly unknown) animation directors in Japan. I guess the point of this is to prove that it would behoove one to due their research before writing off animation from an entire region( Japan) as something that’s all the same to be lumped up into the same approach based off of their terribly poor exposure to it, or worse; lumping it all as a genre and not a creative medium with tons of different voices and approaches. Anime is japanese for animation, not “big eyes & speed lines.”

anonymous asked:

Hi P-m. I wanted to know if people pressure you into drawing them fan art for free sometimes? Have you ever met con artists too ? I'm an artist and I don't know how to deal with this stuff. I'm afraid to offend people and I hate conflict. Help? 😩

Anon! My little one!

 People pressuring artists in order to have them draw something for free is as old as the Internet. DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. I mean seriously. If you believe everything you receive and if you accept requests in order not to offend people you shouldn’t care of, you’ll spend your time drawing for free and with NO fun!

 I wanted to know if people pressure you into drawing them fan art for free sometimes? Have you ever met con artists too ?

DuuuuuuUuUUuuUde! I met (and still meet) so many! All the time! Look, here are examples, maybe you met them too. I hope it will cheer you up and make you feel less guilty to say “no”. So I already had to deal with…

The “We can give you a lot of exposure” con: Ok, this one is a classic, every artist knows it. You are contacted by a young and of course super creative and dynamic team/company that needs a banner/site layout/promo poster for a super important project. They can’t pay you but you’ll have a lot of exposure! Poor souls, if they don’t even have the money to commission an artist on Deviant Art or Tumblr (whose fees are very low compared to ones of the illustration market in general) I don’t think their company will last long. Politely refuse and try to find people who will pay you. Of course, if you want to collaborate for free to a charity/friend’s project that is important to you, it’s very different. I’m talking here about people you’ve never heard of and who think that art is just something they don’t need to pay.

 The “It’s my girlfriend’s birthday” message: The typical DA request from 10 years ago. You are contacted by some guy who asks you to draw him some art for his GF’s birthday and when you politely reply that you don’t take requests but that you would be fine with a commission, the tone changes immediately and you are “lectured” by some young idiot who tells you that not everybody has money and that they thought you were “a decent human being”. Paying for a drawing, what an idea! (And it’s important to precise that these messages are from DA users you’ve NEVER had any interact with before). So, yeah, I’m sorry but “lies + guilt tripping” doesn’t equal free art. Bad idea, pal!

The “My mom has a cancer” con: A bit similar to the one above but plays more on the guilt tripping. “Can you draw something for my mom who has a cancer?” was a message I used to receive at least 3 TIMES a week on DA around 2010. Of course ,you have no way to know if it’s actually true (which truly sucks if it is) but the message is written in the most heart wrenching and guilt tripping way possible…from people with a new account and zero DA history. When you politely refuse you are either never contacted again or insulted because “how dare you?!!”. It’s “funny” to notice it’s always the “mom” who has a cancer and that, apparently, either dads are more resistant, either they are not worth a drawing to cheer them up. Also, if you think that people wouldn’t dare to go to such length and such lies to obtain something, don’t underestimate the Internet: people lie all the time for the tiniest bullshit. It’s just disgusting when they use something like a cancer to obtain a fucking fan art.

The “fake PR” con: Ah! One of my favorite. It happened to me 4 or 5 times. You are contacted by some guy (or girl) who tells you they are part of the PR team of a famous actor/actress and that their client would love to have an artwork designed by you (or a print) for free, of course. Fake as fuck, as you can imagine. For having worked with serious PR teams in the past, believe me, these people talk about money and contracts pretty quickly when they want something and the way their emails are written (all the legal lingo) has nothing to do with the amateurs who try to pass as PR. In addition, a quick Google search can help you contact the actual actor/actress’ agent, forward them the email and let them tell you if it’s a con. Once, I even received a response email from the real RP team telling me that they were thanking me for bringing up to their attention this serious case of stolen identity and that it was taken care of. I wish I had known what came next for the con artist! ^o^

The “Social Justice guilt tripping” (aka the Tumblr anon). People on Tumblr contacting you to take down this or that drawing for whatever reason (you can’t see Natasha’s face in this artwork, so it’s woman erasure – Dean smoking is offensive, please, stop drawing this) OR trying to guilt trip you into drawing this or that thing and if you refuse they are very disappointed in you because they thought you were a “decent human being”, of course, and not a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, etc. Yes, all this because you said “no” to their art request. Request. Not commission. Things are always better when free!

 Voilà. You see. You’d better toughen up and apply some simple rules:

  1. If you accept requests, it’s your right to refuse if they don’t interest you
  2. If you don’t take requests, only commissions, people will have to pay you
  3. Some people won’t hesitate to lie and to call you names just FOR A FUCKING FAN ART, yes, even pretending that their mom has a cancer, which is extremely sad for people who actually have a sick relative and who tried to contact an artist for an art request
  4. “No” is not a heavy word, use it. You are not a fan art factory.
  5. Working for free for a project you really believe in is OK
  6. Guilt tripping is a tactic often used. Don’t fall for it
  7. Google is your friend when it comes to fact checking
  8. I hate conflict too but I hate even more drawing things I hate so…NO.

Now repeat after me:

Isn’t it simple?

Good luck to you anon! May the art force be with you ♥