okay so i was editing pictures for this month’s old married spirk challenge when i just stopped for a second because –
what the frick is there to edit?? these screencaps are PERFECT in every way and i’m just so overwhelmed right now! i just – look! look at the utter magic of star trek: the motion picture!
look at spock. look at his perfect, perfect face. those flawless lines. his eyebrows. his hair. the majestic, imperious tilt of his head. he is the picture of composed perfection, cold beauty. (and yet! fuck! is that something like hurt in his eyes? something like… pain? Restrained but poorly masked pain?) he’s standing there, and the shot is close enough to hide all the other characters. he stands alone, looking down at a man he thinks he’s not allowed to love.
now look at jim kirk. look at that face! that handsome, suddenly young face! his eyes are so wide, gleaming so much they almost look green in this lighting. his mouth is slighty open, his eyebrows are wavering between a frown and a smile. look at the boyish awe in his eyes. he’s mesmerized and mesmerizing. & around him, the entire bridge and its crew are blurred. he is surrounded by people who are loyal to him, people who love and respect him. but he is alone in this, alone in his love for spock. alone and lost in a see of blurry nothingness.
but also… they’re both alone. alone together.
maybe, just maybe togetherness can be found in this lonely place
So, I posted earlier that I received my SS Arigatou Anthology and I promised I’d do a “review” post later on. I actually wasn’t expecting to receive my copy until midway March or so because that’s what it said on the website I used to track my book. Just imagine how surprised I was when the mailman knocked on my door and I looked like a fuckin’ mess as I just got out of bed then. Anyways, I’m just glad it’s finally here!!!
The book cover itself is like thin cardboard. It definitely has that doujinshi vibe and feel to it. It’s pretty thick too, so I guess for an anthology that’s 138 pages that’s a plus. There’s barely any text found on the cover page besides the title. On the back there’s a list of all the participating doujinshi artists, which I for one, am familiar with many because I can recognise their art styles. Overall 21 artists contributed their doujinshis to form this anthology.
The doujinshi also includes a bonus coloured poster drawn by MAKA. The poster is attached to the book, between the cover and the contents page, and I wouldn’t want to risk taking it out and stick it on my wall. The fanart is really nice to look at even with the two folds (the poster is double the size of the book).
The paper they used to construct the anthology is in my opinion, high quality. It doesn’t feel cheap at all, so that’s another plus. It’s kinda slightly thicker than the standard normal white paper (the paper used is a bit gray too). I don’t know if my phone (which I used to take photos of) picks up on it. Also I’m sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry! My phone’s kinda old.
EDIT: My internet decided to be a bitch and deleted all of the pictures I uploaded and stuff I typed after the picture below and I’m annoyed so I’m just gonna summarise the whole post.
Here, you can see the apple scene is referenced.
Same goes for the hospital scene… I feel like, for some reason a lot of us SS shippers wanted a hospital scene with Sasuke and Sakura.
A parody of Hinata and Naruto’s date. Sasuke borrows a magazine from Sai. The main topic of the story revolves around what not to do with your date. Sasuke sees Sakura wearing a miniskirt and gets all flustered and embarrassed.
In this story here, Naruto catches Sasuke staring at Sakura while smiling.
Sarada is really curious…
Sasuke introduces Sarada to Kakashi. Sarada adorably fails to pronounce Kakashi’s name and Kakashi tries to stifle his laugh.
Sarada calls for her papa while patting his cheek…
Sasuke refers to Sakura as mama to Sarada. I think this is one of the cutest scenes ever in the anthology!
These are two different stories but they reference the scene in Sakura Hiden with Sasuke saying “I’m back” (tadaima) to Sakura. It seems to me this part in the novel is really popular.
Sarada calls for her mama so she can hold her hand. Sakura says Sarada must love her very much. Sarada also calls for her papa.
Her intentions are made clear as she wanted both of her parents to hold hands ahahaha she’s so cute~
There’s a bunch of “thank you” scenes too! But I only decided to upload two ahahaha sorry guys!!
“itterasshai/ittekuru” is what you say when you’re leaving home for the moment. I love how they included these scenes (obviously another reference to SS) with how Sasuke ‘views’ Sakura as home. I think it’s a great addition.
I think all the SS doujinshi artists handled Sasuke and Sakura as well as their relationship really well. They did a lot of references to special moments that occurred at the manga and I just… I really love it! I’m so happy and I feel special to be one of the people to own this anthology.
The only downside I can see is that they didn’t include any stories of Sasuke and Sakura getting married when in the cover of the anthology the main focus are adult Sasuke and Sakura wearing traditional wedding garbs. It’s a bit misleading and it’s kinda odd once you realise it but it’s probably just me.
I’d like to thank all the doujinshi artists who participated on this anthology. Everyone’s artworks and stories are well done; I know I didn’t post all of them because my laptop or the internet at the moment is taking awhile to fully load the pictures I took. They’re not great quality pictures either so I’ll probably take better ones later on, or if anyone asks.
Thank you for reading up to this point and checking out my post!! I’d honestly recommend every SasuSaku shippers to get this doujinshi because I think it’s worth it and it did well on “filling in the gaps” over what happened during the blank period. It goes to show how creative SS shippers really are :)
SO HAHAHA TIME FOR POSTS I’m kinda more OK now to do that (but still not fully). Made a cleaner fanart of her, sorta. I’m not sure about the accuracy though, all the pictures we’ve got are all dark and blurry. Sorry!
First things first, yeah I know it’s not stated it’s not final it’s not everything but anyway I have my right to talk about the current Eva’s design, don’t I.
To begin with, I definitely like that they retained her racy look though she might not even be a racer by that time. Secondly, look at my space wife LOOK AT MY SPACE WIFE SHE GREW UP SO FAST!!! I definitely like her outfit more than Maya’s. It’s just more suitable for racing in the first place and I like the way she still remains being feminine badass and sexy at the same time. THE GIRL IS BACK TO KICK YOUR BUTTS! She hasn’t forgotten about her diskman and googles (thanks GOD she isn’t wearing them on her head all the time anymore omigosh. I wish she puts them on only when she really needs them now). On the other hand, she still has her hair dyed the same way and her piercing that shows her teenage side. The second one is kinda tricky because you know, you might think that some things you did or wore were dumb BUT well I don’t think those two are actually that bad, but obviously I think not so good of them bc it’s made to make her more recognizable and stuff. So yeah, 50/50. Anyway, LOOK AT HER JORDAN STYLE GLOVES AWWWW OMG too cute. So yeah, in general. Kudos!
@theitalianscribe Yeah!! He’s sleepin right now so I don’t wanna wake him but I have pictures from earlier this week
The top two are from when he was staying at the hospital, he’s pretty drugged up in both those pictures so he looks kinda out of it lol (btw, I’m holding him in the top left picture)
And the bottom two are from today!! We have this little sling we use to help him walk and get his strength back, he wobbles around a lot and can’t really move his legs without toppling over so hopefully by using this it’ll help him get moving again
sorry if everything is kinda rough, i’ve been in and out of it all day. i sketched Tetsu’s hoodie from a picture i saw online and i thought ‘Wow, so cool! but should the wings be on his back or under his arms??’ then i passed out.
i like Mahiru’s rabbit hoodie the best, coz i fits his personality, i guess (whoo, rhyming) when i first saw him, i actually compared him to a rabbit. cute and innocent looking but actually little shits. :P
everything’s blurry coz of camera quality, sorry!!!
so i was looking thought my parents’ icloud pictures bc i was looking for something but then i found some pictures from the night i saw @taylorswift live and i just kinda freaked out! Some of these i haven’t seen since the show, and some some were actually in my phone… Be prepared to look at these bc that was the best night of my life and imma post some of my best pictures (some are also hella blurry so sorry in advance)! but anyway let’s get through these bc i don’t think i ever shared those here!
Hello best ad of all time. plus i wrote some lyrics on my arms bc i’m just extra like tay
oh see that 13 on my hand? yeah i did that too bc i was just so excited !
i doesn’t show in my face but i was holding back the tears bc i was just so happy to be in the same building as taylor!
the bell center before the show!
i didn’t have the best seets, but just to be there was the most amazing thing! plus i still had a great view of the stage!
Me and the giant screen!
Opening act : vance joy! he was amazing!
WECLCOME TO NEW YORK!! the show started with a bang and it all went up from there!
I was able to see EVERYTHING from my seat and it was just magical!
How you get the girl! that part was honestly so cute!
that part was a literal dream! Tay is just such a great performer!
After the show! aka i’m the happiest gal ever!
bonus picture of when i saw tay’s wax figure on a trip in New York!
(i also have a few videos of the show, maybe i’ll upload them some day ;) )
Sorry it took me a couple of days to get this done. These are in no particular order I’m kinda going as they come to my mind.
1. My all time favorite fic is the 1930 AU by Shawna! It is so beautifully written. It’s not complete yet but the 13 chapters that are, are so amazing. It is so descriptive that I swear I can actually picture everything in my head. Ahhh, you really have to read it to understand what I mean.
2. I really love the Blurry series of fics by butyoushouldbemine. There’s quite a bit of angst in this one and some of it kinda made me cry but it’s so great!
3. Inside the Eye of Your Mind by Lou! 65 chapters of pure epicness. All told through Finn’s point of view during the first series. She added so many things into this fic that I feel that we know more about Finn through her fic than the actual show. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
4. Think the Archie, Chop, Finn? fic by adaftmyriad might have been the first fic I read. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Still enjoy going back and reading it. I’ll never stop loving it. It’s got a bit of everything. Go read it!
5. The Series 3 fic by fanningon. I can’t even explain this one. She writes so much and I mean that in a good way. It takes me forever to read them and I absolutely love that because it’s so descriptive there’s angst and smut *wiggles eyebrows*. There’s a lot to love about this one here. You never really know what to expect and it keeps you on the edge of your seat just like the show.
7. I fell in love with this fic called On The Home Front by learningacceptanceme. I think I have a thing for Rae and Finn in the old days. No, but this one has a lot going down. There is quite a bit of sadness going on in this one but still I loved it a lot. It’s worth the read.
9. Rae’s Pregnant Part 1 and 2 by nicrememiralleggro. I really love reading Rae and Finn future fics and I’ve always really, really loved these. I mean a little Rae and Finn baby, c’mon! That itself should make you want to read it.
10. Simplicity Itself (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) by sassy-curmudgeon. This one isn’t completed yet but the chapters that are up are so worth the read. It’s so great. It starts off as a good time until feelings start to grow and there’s some angst and all that other good stuff.
These are just 10 of my hundreds of favorites. There are so many great fics out there it was so hard for me to list just 10 but here is an AMAZING masterpost by Ana that has mostly every single fic ever written on here. She updated it not too long ago. You can also check the “mmfd fanfic“ tag or the ”mmfd fanfiction“ tag for updated and new fics.