this anime was messed up

fandom problems

  • indie creators getting railed for “cringy” fandoms and people saying “i hope it doesnt get popular’, hurting their livelihood and income - when mainstream games don’t get this same treatment, and wouldn’t be hurt as bad
  • if an adult male character is sexualized then it’s instantly “cringy” and “onceler all over again”, while nobody bats an eye at sexualized anime japanese school girls
  • women/lgbt/minority creators being subjected to witchhunts for messing up once, meanwhile white guy lets players can make racist and ableist jokes but “im sure theyre actually good people”
History Maker [unexpected acapella]
Dean Fujioka
History Maker [unexpected acapella]

While editing some old covers together, I accidently made something beautiful?!?!?!

Kind of has a 3D-effect to it, don’t ya think? I fully recommend wearing headphones during this experience because damn…The layered unevenness actually kind of sounds good.

I was hoping to finish this tonight, but revision ;=w= So here’s a WIP for today’s art anyways!

(Finished peice) (Speedpaint)

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WATCH TOKYO GHOUL

BUT DON’T KNOW

LET ME JUST RUIN YOUR LIFE RN

UNRAVEL (THE OPENING IN SEASON 1 AND THE SONG IN THE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON 2) IS KANEKI TO HIDE. KANEKI IS SAYING WHAT HE WISHES TO SAY TO HIDE BUT HE CAN’T BUT SOULFULLY.

IF THAT DOESN’ FUCK YOU UP EMOTIONALLY I DONT KNOW WHAT WILL

Unappreciated Mini-SasuSaku Moment

I was going to post this during SasuSaku week, but I was drowning in my finals, sorry!  ヾ(。>﹏<。)ノ゙

Anyway, I always liked this moment, even when I read this as a kid. It’s 10 hours later, after Sakura got beat up by the sound ninjas and Sasuke went bananas because of his curse mark.

Sasuke was pretty set on getting more than 3 fish until Sakura arrived. Seeing as she’s bandaged and it’s only 10 hours later, we can assume Sasuke and Naruto spent most of the night watching/helping Sakura tend to her many wounds. Sakura walks over to the two boys with a simple request, unaware that they were just bickering about the amount of fish, and Sasuke immediately changes his mind. Sasuke, Mr. Always Stubborn, changed his mind on a whim after hearing Sakura say she needed a tiny bit of help. He still felt bad I’m sure that she got so beaten to a pulp trying to defend him. (Poor Naruto still didn’t understand the gravity of the situation, of course, so he’s just clueless on the whole thing.)

Also, I wanna point out that the anime messed this scene up, and didn’t even show Sakura’s face in the scene. She just yelled from somewhere out in the forest for them. (And oh my gawd, the English dub screwed it up even more with Sasuke being a little bitch saying “I have to do everything around here! Grrr!” REALLY guys?? He never did such a thing!! Stop making Sasuke so miserable to listen to, English Dub!!)

Anyway, I know it’s just a little moment, but when I was like 12 and reading this, I thought it was just so cool that Sasuke would be willing to stop arguing (his favorite past time activity) to help Sakura out. I was pretty jealous, haha :)

Thanks for reading!  ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪

CHARACTER STUDY: AKANE MINAGAWA

Originally posted by seieiryu

from “Kuzu no Honkai”

Libra Rising

Akane is notably known to have a very sweet and charming image. She is considered to be very attractive and often attracts many people due to her seemingly kind nature. Her voice has a soft, polite tone, even when she chooses to be devious and hurtful. Akane often wears pastel colors and outfits that are flattering, but also considerate of the environment she’s in.

Aquarius Sun

Akane is known to be a very intelligent individual. Not only is she a music teacher, she also worked as a tutor for various students, including Mugi, one of the main protagonists in the anime. Akane is very popular with many characters of the story, but she often secretly feels like a misunderstood outsider.

Leo Moon

One thing that Akane really strives for is attention and validation. She’s very specific on the kind of attention she wants. She likes to get male attention so that she can sleep with them and hurt other women who like the men to show a disturbing sense of superiority over them. When Akane isn’t receiving such validations, she often feels empty and alone.

Aquarius Mercury

Akane not only thinks very quickly, but intelligently - even when the majority of her thinking is used for her malicious plans. Coldly rational in her thinking, she often logically calculates the feelings of others skillfully and uses them for her own personal gain. She is baffled by actions she considers to be illogical, especially if they are loving.

Aquarius Venus

With an Aquarius Venus, Akane often likes to be free when it comes to romantic relationships. Akane is firm on keeping her relationships emotionless, for she likes to leave her relationships with no strings attached, even if the lovers she slept with start to have romantic feelings for her. She often expresses romance in a rational manner, and isn’t willing to make irrational sacrifices in the name of love.

Virgo Mars

Akane often likes to calculate her moves very carefully. She often plans certain encounters, certain expressions, and certain looks to get what she wants. Akane can be very frustrated if she doesn’t get her way, but this frustration is often hidden with collected poise and gracefulness unless she’s drunk. When she wants to get the upper hand, Akane can often be very undermining, knowing the exact words to hurt someone deeply.

2 Year Anniversary

I did it. I rewatched Your Lie in April and planned it accordingly just so I could finish today, March 19th, which marks the 2 year anniversary of the day the final episode was aired. I’m in tears; actually, I’ve been in tears through the entirety of rewatching this and this anime is even more beautiful the second time around because I feel and see so much more. Knowing the ending and still being able to enjoy and feel all these emotions is what makes Your Lie in April such a masterpiece. As a musician, this anime speaks to me on such a deep level. Some might say that the anime exaggerates, but in all honesty, being able to play like that, being able to feel what they feel, is what I strive to be. Watching the characters grow in just a span of 22 episodes is such an amazing feat. All the characters are loveable, relatable, and unique in their own way! Except Tsubaki because I just can’t bring myself to like her  I can most definitely say that nothing can touch my heart like Your Lie in April can. 

Kaori is so beautiful, and so strong and I can’t help but love her so much. Her outlook on life is amazing, and she smiles even at death’s door. She’s everything that I aspire to be. When I was following the anime as a new episode came out every week two years ago, I desperately hoped that she wouldn’t die. This innocent, beautiful angel couldn’t just die like that. Alas, the ending that we all wanted never came to be. The anime remained faithful to the manga to the very end, and our amazing heroine had to leave us behind. The letter that she left behind was so beautiful and heartwrenching and was the main source of my tears. She didn’t have any regrets. In essence, her dream came true. She built Kousei back up when he was down in the dumps and made him into a better man. After her death, I was sure Kousei would relapse and quit music for sure, but he didn’t. Kaori’s influence was able to help him move on and mature so much than when we first saw him. And that shattered my heart even more. They’re perfect together. They were soulmates and anyone could see that they were the perfect match. How cruel is it of fate to take her away from him? They are aware of each other’s flaws, but they see it as beauty. They think each other’s imperfections are perfect. They were meant to be. And his last song; their last performance together in spirit— goodness gracious that tugged on my heartstrings. He overcame his fear to play despite knowing he would lose everything again and played for her. He played for her to say goodbye. Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out in a corner again :’)

I have so much more to say about this, but right now I’m a jumbled up mess and this anime just pulls out emotions from me that I didn’t even know I had and throws them right back at me without remorse. Watching this is like going on an emotional rollercoaster and not knowing where you’ll end up. But the messages and the symbolism that this anime conveys is like no other. It’s something that I can never forget and something that I would willingly throw myself into again even though I know it will cause me emotional pain.

But you know what? Being able to feel all this, just watching something that can evoke so much emotion and make you reflect upon your own life like that: that’s what makes me love Your Lie in April so much. Say what you will, but I think Your Lie in April is beautiful.

P/S: I was also so inspired that I wrote a poem in response to Kaori’s letter from Kousei’s point of view— http://uzumakipride.tumblr.com/post/158423889980/kouseis-response-to-kaoris-letter

At this point, I’m just trying to do everything I can to relieve myself of these tears…