ten years at the top

Long Live Octopus Pie

Three cheers!

I check the webpage out of habit, but Meredith Gran’s comic work Octopus Pie is over.  I feel like this is how sports fans feel when a jersey is retired and lifted to the rafters, forever in its untouchable place, time divided between when it was active and whatever comes after.  

That might sound grandiose, but in my mind, nothing tops the ten year run of Octopus Pie.  And in the lifespan of what we call Webcomics, 2007-2017 is a granddaddy of a run, worthy of names like “pioneering,” “influential” and “groundbreaking” because in the space of those years, in this new medium, there was room to be those things without any hyperbole.  The comics landscape of the past decade needed filling out and Meredith carved her space out with precision, showing a polish and drive and a talent from the beginning that set a high standard.  

I’m guessing that I started Hark a Vagrant about six months after Octopus Pie began, but Meredith’s was already a name to be reckoned with, due to the solid reputation of her previous comic Skirting Danger and because she was an honest to god trained animator in a sea of stickmen comics or two-dudes-on-a-couch comics (RIP forever *kisses fingers, holds them to the sky*). I was intimidated by her sheer capability.  But inspired too.  I did not need to be intimidated, she was one of the first people I met in comics, and easily one of the best.

Meredith and I briefly shared an apartment and a studio, and I can tell you, she can draw circles around everyone you know.  I later shared a studio with Mike Holmes, who could also draw circles around everyone, and now the two of them are married in some sort of talent supernova.  I am happy for them, even though I feel like I make grade three crayon pictures next to them.  But the other thing that being friends with Meredith for a long time has shown is the cutting wit, the care for stories done right, the love for a medium that will take you through highs and lows that come with comics, and lately through her job as a comics professor, the nurturing of upcoming talent.  I see all of this in Octopus Pie, a comic where character was paramount, where plots were expertly moved, a fine balance was found between the messiness of people and the fun you can have with stories, where subtle emotional movements where rendered with room to breathe, where I felt like I could reach deep into the hearts and minds of the characters on the page because they had been fleshed out so well over the years that they seemed as real people, people that I loved.

I don’t really like that phrase “comics will break your heart,” commonly attributed to Schultz, or Kirby, it doesn’t really matter.  You see it all the time, mostly when people are reckoning with the fact that they work in an unforgiving medium.  I don’t even know what it is about the saying that I don’t like.  Maybe it’s because we all know that comics are hard work, we all know that you might put your life and blood and heart into something and you might get nothing back.  There are no surprises to be found there - it’s not a bad day you had, it’s a life you’re well aware of living, if you do.  But we love the perserverers in comics.  The people who live the phrase are the ones who inspire us the most.

I’m saying all this, and pardon the segue, because I have seen Octopus Pie, some of the finest story work of my generation, passed for recognition time and again and it confuses the hell out of me, truly.  I don’t want to turn a tribute to a work I hold dear into sour grapes, that’s not the intention here, but lord above, if I can’t point this out now, then when can I?  We all know that there are no guarantees in this life (comics will break your heart) but I’ll say this once and then leave it: this is a comic of quality that was miles ahead of so many of its peers, and it deserved better, industry wise.  To wrap up the earlier point, maybe I don’t like CWBYH because it implies that you should shrug your shoulders and not ask for better every time, that a short end of some kind of stick is expected even.  That’s easy when it’s yourself, but speaking as a fan now, I say to heck with shrugging, I want to put Meredith on my shoulders and parade her around and dump her into a Scrooge McDuck thing full of awards.  

Actually that sounds pointy and bad and the Ignatz awards are bricks to begin with so maybe forget that analogy but you get the idea.

I hope you read Octopus Pie, I hope you buy the books.  I hope the legacy of it is long and full, because it always will be for me.  And I think readers will agree, because I know this devoted fan base pretty well.  I read the comments, I’ve sat next to Mer at comic shows, I’ve listened to some of the emails that touched her.  I know this is a comic that meant a lot, to a lot of us.  In this world of work we put our hearts and souls into to begin with, that is a wonderfully worthy thing.

I do not know what Meredith will do next, but whatever it is, I am here for it, seat pulled close to the stage.  The retired jersey is in the rafters, the game is still being played by the people who dreamed better because it was there.  Aw what can I say, I’m sentimental!

 Thanks, Meredith. <3

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[Tumblr’s Top Ten Heartbreaking Moments] - #9 Harry First Sees His Dad

I open at the close…

People were interested in me doing a thing like this, so here we go! I figured I’d do a short little blurb about each writer, including one or two of my favorite works by them. So, in no real order (like, I literally randomized the list) here are some of the most talented people* whose art I’ve had the pleasure of reading:

*Please note that some of these people haven’t written for bellarke in a while! That doesn’t mean you should pester them about it! Appreciate the heck out of what they have written instead. Cool? Cool.

1. Maria @rebelprincebell AO3

Maria’s written a good variety of longer and shorter fics, and each of them is excellent. (She’s also an amazing human/friend, but that’s more of a side perk.) She’s currently writing Things We Shouldn’t Do which is what everyone wants out of a multi-chap, fake-dating, actors AU. Or for something shorter, check out T.O.P. S.E.C.R.E.T. for some friends-with-benefits/feelings-reveal goodness. And maybe if she loves me she’ll finish Let’s Go to the Mall but it’s nbd.

2. Steph @ofhobbitsandwomen AO3

I read The Squire (multi-chap, medieval AU) when I was pretty new to the fandom, and I’m still completely in awe of it. Steph’s also written a million other amazing bellarke fics, like this fluffy-af youtubers AU (and, recently, some fucking amazing Jyn/Cassian stuff, if you’re into that) so make sure to check out all of her incredible writing.

3. M @ahmren AO3

M’s writing is magical. At the risk of sounding cliche, it wraps you up and carries you to another world. I could survive on nothing but her collection of soulmate AUs for years to come. 

4. Chash @ponyregrets AO3

Chash has written a million and one amazing fics, so obvs read everything she’s written, but one of my particular faves is Some Cheese With That Whine. It gives me all the best-friends-to-lovers feelings. Amazing. Plus she likes all my posts when I’m flailing about ffx <3

5. Katelyn @nathenmiller AO3

Secrets is the only arranged marriage fic you ever need to read. Period. I also love this fluffy lil childhood-friends-meet-up-ten-years-later AU. Plus, on top of all the fantastic writing, K’s one of the incredibly hardworking ladies behind bff. What a girl??

6. Lana @marauders-groupie AO3

Lana’s another one of those writers where I know I’ll like everything she publishes. She’s like, the queen a soulmate AU’s. Her most recent one is here–a cool iteration where you feel whatever pain your soulmate feels. As with all the other authors here, don’t forget to check out all her other stories!

7. Kacka @katchyalater AO3

I discovered Kacka this summer, and her stories saved me from boredom on the countless train rides I was taking across Europe. By which I mean you should just read through everything on her AO3 page, like I did. Everyone loves a good coffee-shop AU, right? Check out Got to Find Those Extra Cups to Fill. She’s a fantastic, inspiring writer and an even lovelier human being.

8. Emily @prosciuttoe AO3

Emily had the nerve to make me cry by posting a canonverse fic, Hold This Heart Steady, today. So do yourself a favor and read that. Other Emily faves include: Your Heart Is Your Own (So Build Me A Home) and Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (for all your Hogwarts AU needs).

9. Brianna @jvnscass AO3

Bri’s another one of the authors I first read when I joined the fandom! She doesn’t write much bellarke anymore, but it’s all still up on her AO3 along with a ton of quality Jyn/Cassian fics, if that’s your jam!

10. Nai @hiddenpolkadots AO3

Want canon-verse smut? Nai’s got u covered: Mouth Like Heaven, Kisses Like Stars. Or for something on the fluffier/hurtcomfort side, try the light that sits at the bottom of your chest. You literally can’t go wrong. She writes Jily too!

11. Kayla @kay-emm-gee AO3

Kayla’s the first person I ever considered my “favorite fanfic author” and the title still fits, even if I do have about a million “favorite” authors now. Full Circle is an older, post s2, fic of hers, but it’s undeniably still one of my faves. A more recent fave is: this is your heart (can you feel it). These are both canonverse, but she writes amazing modern AUs as well. <3

12. Meghan @bellamyfrecklefaceblake AO3

I feel like Meghan writes the best epic-feelings-reveal scenes?? Some faves are: A Drunk Mind Speaks A Sober Heart and You Won’t Get Rid of Me Without a Fight. I want to live in the feelings at the end of these fics pls and thx. (Also, hope your hand is doing better!!)

13. Mel @caramelkru AO3

Is it getting old for me to keep saying I like everything insert-name-here writes?? I’d stop, except that it’s TRUE. Mel is fantastic. Her last installment in Good Times Gonna Come is so cute I can’t actually stand it. Something In The Air (That Night) is also super good. (She also writes Sethkate and Jyn/Cassian!)

(Okay I’m running out of time for these last few–gotta get to class–so I’ll just do one fic rec from each writer, BUT they’re all such fucking talented authors. Everything they write is amazing.)

14. Katie @dreamingundone AO3

take a running start

15. Jazz @hooksandheroics  AO3

Out of All the Gin Joints

16. S @kinetic-elaboration  AO3

Since There’s No Place To Go

17. Amber @bilexualclarke  AO3

asleep in the bathtub (also, like… her blog title doesn’t lie)

18. Emily @kieraknighted  AO3

Walk With Me

19. Annie @clarkescrusade  AO3

those broken and delicate things

20. Julia @enoughtotemptme  AO3

Aurora Borealis

21. @queenofchildren  AO3

But We Fight For Roses Too

I also asked for some lesser known fic recs, so check these out!

Lay It All On Me by @peetaspikelets

The Thing About Pre-Med by theprincessandtheking

In My Dreams We Are Always Together by andsowemeetagain


OKAY PHEW. I think that’s everything. As a last note, don’t forget to appreciate your favorite authors! A comment or reblog here and there goes a long way. Kudos and likes are lovely, but not quite as tangible as comments and tags.

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y3daner  asked:

top ten times yuuri katsuki was charming without him noticing

Top Ten Times Yuuri Katsuki Was Charming Without Him Noticing:

10) At a competition a little girl got lost and started crying and he calmed her down and let her ride on his shoulders all the way back to the rink when he went to find her parents

9) A fan gave him some artwork to sign and said ‘sorry, it isn’t very good’ and despite being busy and in the middle of signing autographs he still stopped and took a good few minutes to sincerely compliment her work and style which made her blush so badly

8) At college he organised a study group for people who were struggling on his course to share his notes and ended up unofficially tutoring most of them for free and every single person who attended was a least partially in love with him by the end

7) In the skate club in Detroit one of the ice dancers hurt his leg in practice and so Yuuri offered to help the girl who was left without a partner practice her routine by standing in for him even though he was embarrassed that he didn’t really know the moves well. She was incredibly grateful, he learned a bit of ice dancing and every other skater was insanely jealous of her

6) Once a couple proposed in front of him after one of his competitions and he very sweetly congratulated them and offered to take a photo but ended up being in the photo instead at their insistence

5) He did a guest appearance at an ice skating class for children and was really, really good with the kids and encouraging them with their skating and being generally a wonderful teacher and all the young single parents were sighing over him and looking at each other like ‘he’s mine, I’m calling it first, back off’.

4) He donated a lot of money to a dog shelter in Detroit and there were loads of pictures and videos of him there playing with the puppies and everyone’s hearts collectively melted

3) Once a girl at the skating club didn’t have anyone to go to a fancy dance with her and she was embarrassed to go alone. Since Yuuri knew he was a decent dancer he offered to go with her as friends so that she could still go and it was a really sweet and considerate gesture and they spent the evening having fun and owning everyone else in the room with how well they danced. That girl was the one mentioned in chapter 14 who later invited Yuuri and Phichit to her wedding. She met her future wife at that dance, which she wouldn’t have gone to without Yuuri offering to help her out

2) That time he took the triplets backstage in chapter 12 and everyone was like ‘awwww’

1) Every little thing he did that made Viktor fall even more in love with him over the years which was a lot and happened often

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Following their exit from The X Factor, they released their debut single “Miss Movin’ On”, preceding their extended play Better Together, being certified gold in the United States. Its music video won the group the MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch. The group released their debut studio album Reflection in 2015, also receiving a gold certification in the country. The album included the singles “Boss”, “Sledgehammer” and “Worth It”. The latter achieved triple platinum certification in the United States and reached the top-ten in thirteen countries. The following year, “Work from Home”, the lead single from their second album 7/27, became the group’s first top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first top-five by a girl group in a decade on that chart. On May 29, 2017, the group announced their new single, “Down”, featuring guest vocals from rapper Gucci Mane. The song was released on June 2, 2017. On July 24, 2017, during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the group announced that their third studio album would be titled Fifth Harmony, which is set to be released on August 25, 2017

Imagine waking up with Jensen on your birthday.

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Warnings: Fluffy fluff, fluffy smut, language

Word Count: 1,633

A/N: Written for the lovely @torn-and-frayed cause it’s her birthday, hopefully it still is when I’m done editing (I MADE IT, BARELY!) I think EVERYONE wants to wake up to this on their birthday, let’s be real ladies. 

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She’s No Beyoncé

Originally posted by juptern

Requested: By a lovely anon and funnily enough, my little sister

Pairings: Jughead Jones x Reader (at least if you squint kind of hard)

Summary: The Reader is the new girl in town, and somehow manages to meet the town’s (surprisingly handsome) social pariah on night one.

Warnings: The Reader is a little insecure, but I don’t know if that counts?

Word Count: 1,073

A/N: So this is my first Jughead imagine, and I wasn’t completely caught up when I wrote it. If there are any mistakes, please attribute them to that. Also, I have been Cole Sprouse Trash™ since I was like 7 years old, so I am really living for this right now. I sincerely, truly hope that you like it!

You had protested this move far more than even you had anticipated. Usually, you were the one that was easy to please, but after ten moves in the last seven years, you were frustrated. And on top of leaving the place that you were finally putting down roots, you were moving to what seemed like the middle of nowhere.

Riverdale. The small town didn’t even have a mall, and it sounded like it was going to be the death of you. Your father had promised that this was going to be your last move, at least until you graduated.

As per tradition, the two of you christened your new house with take out from a local spot while you rebuilt your Ikea furniture and laughed about all of the mishaps on the way to your new home. Unfortunately, your dad’s boss was not in the best mood, and there was no way that your dad was going to get off of the phone before your cheeseburgers were ready from the local diner, that was somehow also a chocolate shop. After moving around so often, you had learned not to ask questions.

You weren’t expecting to find a packed diner, or for a man who you could only assume to be the ‘Pop’ to inform you that it was going to be at least another twenty minutes before he could get your food around for you.

You sighed, pulling out your phone and sending a quick text to your dad letting him know that you were going to be gone for longer than expected. Slipping your phone back into your pocket, you glanced around the diner to find only one booth that wasn’t packed beyond capacity. A guy wearing a gray beanie was hunched over a computer, typing furiously. Maybe he would take mercy on you and let you have a seat.

“Um, hi.” You said, trying to sound more confident than you actually felt as you approached the stranger’s table. He glanced up from his laptop, and you immediately came to the conclusion that the boy sitting in front of you was attractive- very attractive. “I was wondering if I could sit?” You gestured to the empty side of the table. Before he could say anything, you launched into a lengthy explanation. “I’m new and my dad sent me to pick up our takeout, but it’s going to be about twenty minutes and it’s packed in here.”

He nodded, returning his focus to the computer in front of him.

You gave it your best shot, sitting in silence and letting him continue with whatever he was working on. But ultimately, your hatred of silence won out over your instincts to let him work in peace. “So what brings you here?”

He looked almost surprised that you had broken the silence. Or maybe he was shocked that you didn’t have the decency to let him continue typing away uninterrupted. “I’m waiting on a group of friends to meet me after the pep rally.”

“Not really your scene?” You hadn’t meant to say it, but sometimes thoughts popped into your head and there was nothing that you could do to stop them from exiting through your mouth.

“Ah, she’s observant.” He smiled in a way that said he enjoyed embarrassing people, but not because of malicious intentions.

“She can be.” You said, shrugging.

“Tell me about yourself.” He took a sip of his coffee, eyes sparkling with a hint of mischief over the rim of his cup.

You told him your name and where you were from before he interrupted you. “I meant tell me about you. Tell me something interesting.”

You didn’t let yourself have a moment to filter the first thought that popped into your head. “I don’t think that I am ever going to have a boyfriend.”

If you hadn’t been watching him so intently, you would have missed him nearly choking on his coffee, he covered it incredibly well. “I don’t know if I have a response for that.” You could hear the laughter in his voice, even if you were avoiding his eyes at all costs.

“I don’t know if I have an explanation.” You took a moment to compose yourself, before realizing that you were about to spill your guts to an absolute stranger. “If I’m going to be baring my soul to someone I don’t even know, I feel like I am entitled to your name, at the very least.”

“Jughead.”

You waited for an explanation, but when he made it obvious that he was not going to offer one, you moved on with as much of an explanation that you could muster. “I guess that I just have a lot of issues. For one, I’m never in one place long enough to form a real connection. I guess that we are supposed to be staying here until I graduate in a few years, but that has never happened before, so I think that you can understand my skepticism. I’m also not the most attractive person in the world. And I-”

“I think that we need to back up here for a few seconds. If I understand what you are trying to say, you are upset because you are in the vast majority of people who aren’t the most attractive person in the world. I guess that I can lump myself in with you.”

You couldn’t help it. His extremely literal approach to your self-doubt was far more refreshing than someone assuring you that you were gorgeous, even if you couldn’t see it. All of it was nice to hear, but it was somehow more meaningful than the same spiel that you had heard a thousand times before.

Before you could thank him, a new voice piped up from behind you. “Who’s your friend, Jug?”

You turned around in the booth to see three equally attractive people waiting to take a seat in the booth. What was in the water around here, and why did everyone look so attractive?

He told them your name, before adding in, “She has a lot of issues, including but not limited to the fact that she is not Beyoncé.”

“Beyoncé was your pick, really?” you snorted.

The three of them crammed into the booth without further hesitation and even after Pop told you that it was going to be another fifteen minutes, you couldn’t find it in your heart to be upset.

It’s a Twin Thing

Summary: You start to think that maybe the reason you never found romance was because you have a twin. Your brothers make you feel better about it.
Words: 762
Sam’s Twin!Reader (gender unspecified)
A/N: this came from nowhere but I haven’t written any actual spn fics in a long time so I’m back with a little drabble

“Hey, Sammy?” you called from the hallway. “Are you busy?”

Sam sighed, closing the book he’d only just opened in order to give you his full attention.

“No, just reading,” he called back as you entered the room. “What’s up?”

You bit your lip as you took a seat, pulling your knees up under your chin.

“Can I ask a question?” you murmured, picking at the hem of your jeans.

He nodded, waiting for you to continue.

“Apparently, a twin is less likely to have long lasting relationships or get married than a non-twin,” you stated, and he laughed softly.

“That’s not a question,” he reminded you, and you sighed.

“I know, I know, I just-” you shook your head. “Neither of us have had long lasting relationships, apart from college but that doesn’t count.”

Sam uncrossed his legs, leaning forward and resting his forearms on his thighs.

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Why does tumblr staff hate ARCHatlas?

I keep quiet most of the time but I honestly feel like tumblr @staff does not like ARCHatlas and are actively sabotaging it.

ARCHatlas does not show up in the architecture blogs list (over 100 blogs) because of the “algorithm” they use, but a blog that has not posted in four years show in the top ten recommendations? (do not believe me, check @architecture!)

ARCHatlas does not show up in the mobile search for architecture top posts but does show up in the desktop search for architecture, no one can tell me why? (maybe because there is no freakin’ reason! but this does limit greatly exposure to posts)

ARCHatlas was taken down for six weeks for claims that were quickly refuted but ignored, you know they never responded to any of my emails? (c’mon @staff!)

ARCHatlas has been more than once classified as “adult oriented” content. (architecture porn!)

I swear, every so often I feel like saying “screw you” to tumblr.

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Feels Like Flying (James Potter x Reader)

Harry Potter: Marauder’s Era

James Potter x Reader

Plot; The reader and James are in 5th year, and the reader is a muggleborn who has been taking ballet since six years old. James finds her in the astronomy tower dancing, after a night of werewolf protecting, and develops an interest for her. 

a/n; ok, so just to get this out of the way, I don’t know anything about ballet/dancing at all. (I took it for about two years when i was like five whoops.) but I had this idea and thought it was cute. so i apologize if i got anything wrong, or wrote something that didn’t make much sense to you dance people out there. I actually had to go and google search a lot of the names and stuff for this but I think it turned out alright. also, the gif is NOT mine, i just pulled it off the internet. anyway, enjoy!

Warnings; fluff

(Y/h) = your house

(Y/n) = your name

(L/n) = last name

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AN ODE TO THE COVER LETTER

By Carolyn Zimatore, Director, Talent Management at HarperCollins Publishers

My five-year anniversary with HarperCollins has come and gone. On top of that I celebrated my ten-year anniversary in book publishing this past March, and I still have to pinch myself sometimes because every day I get to work with such intelligent, creative, and passionate people. Book publishing is a very special industry—you get into it because you love books, you care about them, you love talking about them, you love how they feel,you love how they make you feel. That’s why to me, whose primary job function is to hire people into book publishing, the cover letter is so very important.

Here are some great reasons why you should submit a well-written, well-thought-out cover letter each and every time you apply for a job in publishing.

We want to know the “why”

Why do you want to work at HarperCollins? Why are you interested in working on, let’s say, romance novels, if that’s the job you are applying for? Why do you want to be an editor? I don’t like to think of publishing as just a job. It’s a career, and it’s full of people who LOVE books. We want to know that you love books, too.

This is especially important if you have no publishing experience, or you are looking to switch industries. Prove to me that you aren’t just going to indeed.com and applying to every opening that has the word “marketing” in the title. It’s fine if that’s how you found the job opening, but we want to know you are excited about the prospect of marketing books.

It is also great if you write about why you are interested in the imprint or genre the job works with. It helps if you already have a love of informative, beautifully designed books if you are applying to a job with HarperDesign, for example.

I am not sure which is worse: a generic cover letter that says “I would like the open position at your company” without any mention of what the company is or what the job is or why you want the job, or no cover letter at all.

Interested in multiple job openings?

That’s great! You should apply for them—but there has to be a reason why, let’s say, you like subsidiary rights and design. What aspects of those jobs, based on your knowledge of them or on what you read in the job ad, do you think you would like?

And you should be submitting a separate cover letter for EACH. Why? Because they are different jobs! In the second paragraph of your cover letter, I should know why you are qualified for the job. Do you have experience doing some of the things that you would be doing in the role? Address it! Even if it is not spot-on but a transferrable skill—explain it.

Address any holes in your resume.

Don’t live in the area? We tend to fill jobs very quickly, so if you are planning on taking a month or more to move to the NYC area AFTER you get a job offer, it is going to take you a long time and a lot of applications before you find something. But perhaps you have a friend who already lives in the area and he or she said you can crash at their place for a few weeks while you find your own apartment—note that in the cover letter! You can say “while I currently reside in ___, I have a place to stay and I would be able to start within two weeks of an accepted offer.”

Look, I know applying to jobs is incredibly stressful, and doing it right can be very time-consuming. That being said, putting extra effort into your cover letter—at least when it comes to applying for jobs in publishing—will really pay off.

The resume does not tell your whole story—you see what I did there?—use your cover letter to show your interest the job and why you are qualified for it.

Good luck, and I hope to read your cover letter in the future!

Mitch Marner #11

Requested by Anon:  Hey can you do one where you’re on a date with mitch marner? but it’s like a double date with either dylan strome or auston matthews or even somebody of your choice? your drabbles are awesome!!!!

*Hiiii!! I hope you like this one. Enjoy! And thank you so much. I try. :))*

Word count: 781

Originally posted by willynylanders

Mitch pulled you closer to him as you walked the small distance from the parking lot to the restaurant. You shivered against him as he tucked you under his coat, providing you with some much needed extra warmth. Here’s to wearing a dress without tights in the middle of Canadian winter.

You checked your reflection on the door as you passed it to enter the restaurant, making sure that yes, your hair is still in place and you still have your lipstick on.

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anonymous asked:

Do you know of any good Japanese horror movies that came out over the past ten years? It seems like everytime I find a top ten list for J-horror movies, they always consist of the same selections - Ring (Ringu), Ju-on, Hausu, etc.

Hmm, it hasn’t been great the past ten years for Japanese cinema in general. For lack of a better word it’s gotten very ‘corny’. Due to newer funding methods there are far too many hands in the pie to produce much of substance. Making matters worse is that many of these financiers aren’t movie companies. That’s why you wind up with idols that can’t act in everything, j-pop or j-rock that doesn’t fit with the movie, and just a general short sightedness that makes Japanese cinema pretty cringe worthy lately.

But there are some gems.

Himeanole
I Am A Hero
Lesson of Evil
Tag
Cold Fish
Guilty of Romance (horrorish)
Over Your Dead Body
Sadako vs Kayako (Not great, but a real entertaining watch)
Ghost Theater (Same as above)

Rigor Mortis (It’s a Hong Kong film, but Japanese produced so thought I’d give it a mention).

Actual top 10 posts of 2016

I’ve already made a post listing the top 10 JDTs of this year. However, the top ten posts by number of notes were actually all text posts. Since the primary medium on this blog is visual, I’ve come up with new images to go with the quotes so that you don’t have to read a boring wall of text. Let’s begin the countdown!

10. They don’t call it Rat Simulator for nothing

9. That woman could get a full-time job as a florist, no joke

8. Please do not sit on the Steinways, sir

7. Depotism is not the same as Home Depot(ism)

6. “Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the Flooded District”

5. Studies show that not losing swordfights makes you win more swordfights

4. Please, tell me more

3. Also known as “Hey you!” “Stop!” “Thief!” “Villain!” “Assassin!” and “Take out his legs!”

2. Please do not try this at home

1. This number of notes on this post, is greater than the number of years in my birth year. Dishonored “No Mercy” Run.