vidoegames

Google Maps: Browser Version of Mapping Service Features ’Legend of Zelda’ Character Link. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is available now on Nintendo Wii U.

This is Link’s trusty map that helped him traverse both Hyrule and Termina in his efforts to thwart evil across the lands and bring the age of peace to fruition.

Hyrule Castle (Paris, France)

The Lon Lon Ranch (London, Great Britian)

Snowhead (Greenland)

Lake Hylia (Mediterranean Sea)

Gerudo Fortress (Giza)

Kokiri Forest (Congo)

Lost Woods (Mwagne National Park)

Goron City (Iraq)

Kakariko Village (Baghdad)

Woodfall (New York)

Clock Town (Washington D.C.)

Romani Ranch (Kentucky)

Zora’s Domain (New Orleans)

Here’s that face tutorial I was supposed to do a week agoooo

alright so first, actually drawing a face 

Step 1: start with the general shape

like, real general. include those lines there in the middle of the face so you know where to put your eyes and nose and stuff

Step 2: Plot out some features

the basics, eyes, nose, mouth, brows. These dont have to fit perfectly into your general face shape. Have fun with what they look like! 

Step 3: refine the shape a bit

I think a significant part of what individualizes a face is the structure, you know? Where are those cheekbones?? How wide or thin are the jaw and chin? These things are just as important as the shape of the nose, eyes and mouth. You can plot out your hairline here too!

drawing lines like this from the cheekbones to the ends of the chin usually helps me figure out how they affect the shape and relate to each other, depending on how the face is turned; like how you’ll still see a little bit of his jaw there on the left side. 

Step 4: Line that stuff

I hope that helps?? A little??? I’m not so good at explaining things like proportions, I just kinda feel that stuff out = v= ;;; it takes a lot of practice! I’ll do the expressions tutorial separately, I think that one will be more useful

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Class President Asano, the Hero!  

Guess who finally got her own copy of the Assassination Classroom Graduation Album! I haven’t seen any translations of the chapter for Asano’s future (if we can call it that), so here you go! Sorry for the ‘meh’ quality of the scans. I tried, but I’m not used to uploading scans. I like how it’s basically an Asano version of the ‘Korosensei Quest’ series, so we get to see him mess with vidoegame tropes too! [My comments are in brackets BTW]

Page 1:

Asano: “Wha…What am I doing in a place like this?”

Asano: “…Tsk! How tedious. Give me your sword!!”

Asano: “Look closely for when the enemy is about to strike, and then strike first!! Do it after his previous breath, understand!!?”

Knights: “Ye…Yes”

Kingdom Newspaper: “Our hero has arrived!!”  

News blurb at the bottom: “Outbreak in slime population!!”

Asano: “….What’s with this sloppy public financing? Even if a Devil King doesn’t come, the nation is already on the verge of bankruptcy, is it not!? Call your minister! I’ll teach him, starting with the workings of economics!!”  [I agree. Videogame economics make no sense. How can a poke-ball be more expensive than fresh water!?]

Page 2:

Asano: “You’re a princess too!! That you keep getting kidnapped over and over shows a lack of crisis management!! Nowadays, princesses shouldn’t be so naïve to think that smiling is the extent of their function!!”  [Somebody needs to tell this to Princess Peach!]

Asano: “Giving me 50 gold pieces and a bronze sword as provisions, are you screwing with me!!? Starting with beating the foundation of your manufacturing industries into shape, I’ll give you quality supplies!!”  [Asano, that’s how everybody’s supposed to start off in a video game. With junk! But sure, let’s change the system XD]

Asano: “All right everyone, follow me!! I’m getting used to managing this interesting group!!”

Narrator: “The hero Gakushu had no way of knowing…that the strongest demon king of all was beginning to awaken.”

My thoughts:

Looks like Gakuho’s a demon king too! I remember when ‘Korosensei Quest’ was first posted online and saw that Korosensei was a demon king, I was wondering what the Chairman could possibly be. I didn’t even consider the possibility that they could both be demon kings, but I guess this makes the most sense. They’ve always been two of a kind. Judging by what’s stated at the end of this mini-chapter though, it seems that Chairman Asano is stronger. If this chapter is anything to go by, it looks like he hasn’t aged a bit in the past seven years or so either!

One thing I didn’t notice until I typed this translation was that literally every sentence Gakushu utters (with the exception of the first) ends with double exclamation points. This kid has no chill XD   I guess one thing he didn’t inherit from his father is his unshakably calm exterior. Maybe his hot-headed temperament is from his mother?

As goofy as this chapter is, I’d like to think it’s a bit of a metaphor for his future. He goes to a foreign land where things are much different from his hometown (i.e. Silicon Valley in America), gathers up his forces/employees, and makes his way through the inefficiencies of the government as he establishes his business. Heck if I know what the whole Demon King Gakuho bit at the end could represent though XD


EDIT:

You can also find the translations for:

Nagisa’s chapter

Karma’s chapter

Karasuma’s and Irina’s chapter

Chiba’s and Hayami’s chapter

Fanarts and how everyone's suddenly gotten whiter

You know, people tend to think it’s not a big deal that someone’s drawing a non-white character as a white person.

Ok.

Imagine for a second that someone’s drawing Godfather fanarts, and their Corleones all look Japanese. I think the story still would make sense - if anything, it would only need minor adjustments. But everyone would shout “Hey! The Corleones are Italian! Are you fucking out of your mind?”. Rightfully, I think!

Imagine for a second that you’re browsing through Duke Nukem fanart and you stumble accross a black Duke Nukem. Well, he’s the same character, it’s from the same game, and nothing has changed. Yet, can you imagine yourself having a reaction different than “what the fuck but he’s blond and he looks like Guile from Street Fighter!”?

Imagine for a second that lots of people have suddenly begun to draw Final Fantasy X’s Yuna as an Indian woman. You’re browsing through fanarts, trying to find some amazing new artist to follow, and image after image picture only this strange, unfamiliar… Indian Yuna! How would that be acceptable?

You can argue that Yuna is Japanese and not white. Well, have you tried finding pictures of her online recently? Almost all fanarts show a very, very white European woman. (I also believe she looks pretty white on the videogame too, but I haven’t actually played it, only seen official pictures) Why do we do that? Why do we bleach all non-white characters if we wouldn’t accept our white characters to have a different ethnicity?

Imagine that someone has just written a secret about how they’ve always thought Hermione was actually black. Crazy, right? It happened once; someone did say that, and justified themselves by saying that the books never state that she’s white. Almost everyone simply laughed at this person and their justification was: of course she’s white, Jo would have stated if she wasn’t.

Being white is the default - just like everyone assumes you’re male unless you state otherwise or do something that’s considered feminine, and just like everyone assumes you’re straight unless you do something “gay” or state otherwise. Being white is the norm. I’m within the norm - sort of. I have the lightest skin I have ever seen and that grants me a. lot. of. privilege. Tons of it. And you want to know one I only just realized?

I will never, ever, have to see a white person like me from my favorite book, game, or movie be depicted as non-white.

I was happy when I saw Chell from Portal. She looks Latin to me. That’s probably because I live in South America and even though I don’t have that skin color I have Latin ethnic traces, speak a Latin language, and identify with a Latin culture. So there she was, this woman - which is awfully rare in videogames, specially if we’re talking about characters that aren’t based on male gaze -, and Latin to boost! Sadly, she isn’t Latin or anything but white to almost everyone who draws her. She’s not Latin or anything but white to almost everyone who plays videogames. She’s not Latin, or anything but white, to almost everyone who is white, because people who matter in any given media are never anything but white.

If you still think there’s not a single problem in drawing a non-white character as white, well. If you’re white or are treated as a white person, you might want to have this privilege checked. If you’re not, consider how many times you see your ethnicity properly depicted anywhere, and how often your ethnicity is treated like something normal, something you never have to think about.