we must proud

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♥♥♥#HappyRaviDay♥♥♥ 

This time zone difference has me so confused lol but I guess that’s the good thing because then he can celebrate it again “tomorrow” with us fans on the other side of the world right? ^^ Anyways Happy Birthday to the world’s cutest, fluffiest, and kindest rapper £2 Love you to the moon & back 😘 😘  Please stay healthy & always be happy!! Let’s celebrate again next year!! 
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                                                      ̶N̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶r̶s̶, as family.

Because Glenn chose to be there for you a long time ago, that was the decision that changed everything. It started with both of you, and it just grew. All of us. To sacrifice for each other. To suffer, to stand, to grieve, to give, to love, to live, to fight for each other. Glenn made the decision, Rick. I was just following his lead.

Paris Accord

I am thankful for Minnesota Senator Al Franken for releasing this statement about the Paris Accord this afternoon. 

“President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is a catastrophic mistake that puts the short-sighted interests of his friends in the fossil fuel industry ahead of the safety and security of American people and the future of our planet. The Paris climate agreement brought together virtually the entire world-195 countries-to recognize the basic fact that climate change is a real, man-made, existential threat to the planet that demands broad international action. We don’t have time to turn our backs on the rest of the world and bury our heads in the sand. We must address climate change now. The stakes are too high and the consequences too devastating to kick this problem down the road to future generations. Make no mistake, President Trump is not only ignoring scientific consensus-he’s putting our children and grandchildren at risk, weakening our economy, and undermining America’s credibility and leadership around the world.

I call on President Trump to immediately reverse this terrible decision.

one of the best things about being visibly gay is the looks of recognition - trust, happiness, comfort, relief - you get from lgbt+ strangers 

Just wanted to give this fandom a hug for being so strong. Some of us were, on April 1st 2016, mad and angry, some were sad, some stopped believing in Kaisoo, some dropped it and moved on with something else, some accepted kaistal as the truth, but some of us continued believing. Some of us didn’t let go of the faith and were strong when the fandom was weak. I wanted to thank those that have been supporting the others and helping them through this. I also wanted to congratulate those that came back to Kaisoo. My favorite thing is the fact that Jongin and Kyungsoo, no matter what SM does, will always be dating and will love each other.

He was so nice. Honestly, he walked up to me out of nowhere at Billboard awards, and no one does that. Like, in country music they do in the states, but in pop music people are very like too cool for school most of the time. So I thought it was really–he’s such a nice gentleman and he was so kind. I wrote a song for them on their first record and so it was really nice, he came up and thanked me and he was just such a gentleman.
—  Kelly Clarkson on meeting Harry at the Billboard music awards in 2015.
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   “I am pleased because Michy started this really important game, and it is very important for him and for his confidence, and the same for Ake who is a young player from our Academy and we must be proud to see his commitment and the level that he played in this game as it is not easy, but I trust them and I trust every single player, and today showed this.”

   -Antonio Conte; source: Chelsea FC

Thank you Glee.

Rachel Berry taught me that no matter how small you feel, you can have big dreams and chase them.

Quinn Fabray taught me that no matter what you did in the past, you can always let go and start your brave new future.

Santana Lopez taught me that no matter what you’re struggling with, you have to let people in so as they can help you.

Brittany Pierce taught me that just because you brain works differently, doesn’t mean you’re stupid.

Kurt Hummel taught me that we have to accept who we are and we must be proud of it.

Finn Hudson taught me that life is too short to have regrets, too short to care about what others think of us.

Noah Puckerman taught me that you can do something good even if no one believed you would.

Sam Evans taught me that when life knocks you down, you have to get up and face it.

Mercedes Jones taught me that we are beautiful in every single way.

Artie Abrams taught me that we can do extraordinary things even if everyone thinks we won’t.

Tina Cohen-Chang taught me that being shy doesn’t mean we have to be treated like we’re invisible.

Mike Chang taught me that you have to live the life you like, not the one others choose for you.

Looking for some Fluff?

Presenting: Lovely

You want some kid!fic cuteness? Arthur and Eames being dreamlike adorkable husbands? 

Summary:

Roughly a decade after the events of the movie, we throw ourselves into a Happy Ever After (in progress).

“…I want to shine light on what we already did. What we already accomplished, and thank the people who’ve supported us through our high and lows. We must remember to be proud of ourselves, and we must remember that we did not do it alone.”

Notes:

This is a fic for the lovely @a-forger-and-a-point-man who won my inceptionversary comment contest! Thank you for being amazing and such a big support for me and all other fic writers. It’s because of people like you we find the energy to work our way through the words and deliver something to the fandom. Your enthusiasm is what motivates us and your comments are what makes us smile. You deserve every word in this fic and more. <3

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[Translation] 100% SKE48 vol.1 Kimoto Kanon

I actually finished translating this quite long time ago, just forgot to post… I know it’s late LOL
1 year passed since Vol.1 release, some part of interview may not be up-to-date. However, the content is still interesting.
This time it’s Kanon, who already announced that this year election (2017) is her last. Without any warning to fans, unfortunately, she didn’t ranked this year.
That’s sad, but I believe that Kanon will still be Kanon who is full of spirit as the same as in this interview.

Next time, it will be the last interview in Vol.1 (finally complete!!!) I will post it real soon.


Entered when she was 13 as the center of Team E

Now, Kimoto Kanon is already 18 years old

The youngest of team and the position under spotlight, tasted the feeling of pain

We would never imagine that we will see her like this

Effort that is full of passion and steady aim have been revealed

My goal is to be new ace, who can be both “conventional” and “radical”. The one that Nagoya people can be proud of.

Value of experience from concurrency

- After interview with BUBKA in 2014, Kimoto-san is with us again this time.

Non: such a long time.

- There were misunderstandings that Sashihara (Rino)-san brought it up to tease you in concert…we are sorry for that.

Non: Hahaha Not at all. Don’t mind it. *laugh*

- Thank you! As we invited Kimoto-san for an interview this time, it’s what we have been waiting for all along because you are in the same level as ace.

Non: Eh? Thank you. But, really?

- Really! Kimoto-san, you have also faced with many tests up until now. You gained so much valuable experience from them, right?

Non: That’s right. Until now, I have tried doing so many things. If I don’t like challenges, I would be very worried. Now, they have decided on national tour and stage play (AKB49). I need to concentrate to do it well. This feels good. If there are things I have never done, I would want to give it a shot. I’m that kind of person, very greedy. *laugh*

- Hahaha that’s alright *laugh* Talking about “challenge”, being concurrent with HKT48 last year was a good motivation, right?

Non: Yeah. At first, I didn’t know what I should do. I never thought I could be friend with everyone in HKT48 until now. So, I am happy that everyone welcomed me.

- Especially, Motomura (Aoi)-san. You also named your combination.

Non: She was the first one who came to talk to me. You can say she saved me. Aoi blew away my loneliness and we got very close after that. Aoi’s Oshi also told me “I really like this combination”. Because of concurrency, I could meet her. And we went on tour as HKT48 members. Now, SKE48 tour will also resume. If we go to the place where I went when I was concurrent, I will tell other SKE48 that “This place is like this”

- Audiences who went to see HKT48, did they come to see SKE48, too?

Non: That’s the point! I think that is the meaning of concurrency!

- The concurrency ended in 2015. For Kimoto-san and SKE48, many things have changed in this 1 year.

Non: Many 1st gen seniors graduated. Now, we have Makki-chan (Saito Makiko) as captain. 2nd, 3rd gen and also 4th gen must try harder. We know well that what are used to be done by 1st gen must be done by us now.

- The time of forming each team, from the start until SKE48 established, was 1st gen to 4th gen.

Non: I think this is the boundary (between former and latter gens) But the position between 4th gen and latter gens is quite subtle.  

- I have read Kimoto-san’s latest blog. As members in the same gen graduated one by one, it seems you need to do something to enhance current 4th gen entity, like a mission.

Non: I think 4th gen is full of members who are independent. Some may think this is not a good thing but I don’t think so. We always take part in every matter. SKE48 needs this kind of members. Though we got criticized many times, but we always feel that we need to do something. For example, (Shibata) Aya-chan started to focus on talking, (Umemoto) Madoka already graduated but she still works related to sports, (Yamashita) Yukari got the first place in Request Hour 2 years in a row. Yukari is our pride.

Non: That’s because I’m happy. It was very tough for us at the beginning. It came out badly for everything we do and we didn’t know what we should do. We were in that situation for a long time. Friends at that time went separately to each team. Some graduated, some are still active. Really, I don’t even know why I’m happy that much.

The feeling of “I have to stay”

- This feeling, is it your current motivation?

Non: 4th gen right now is in the time of “thinking about graduation” or “being unsure what to do next”. Some of us chose to graduate, some chose to stay as SKE48 member. Like Madoka, she decided to graduate to do what she wish to do. We, the same gen, are also glad for her. So, the ones remaining would like to try in her part, too. We don’t want to hear they say 4th gen’s getting worse because of graduation.

- “We won’t let anyone look down on us!” right?

Non: Well, yeah *laugh* Once you are looked down, you will be more encouraged. Your mental gets stronger. There are many members think like this “You will see!”

- Kimoto-san also has this side *laugh*

Non: Feel strong, right? Actually, I am coward *laugh* Normally, I think about things but I just don’t speak it up.

- What is it?

Non: My own thoughts. If I write it in my blog, everyone would be like “Kanon gets all fired up again!” but for me, I always see idols as someone who’s cute and shining. They shouldn’t show any strong feeling like “I will not give up!” So, that’s why I became like that.

- Then, it resembles Watanabe Mayu.

Non: Yeah. In other words, it’s someone who doesn’t let emotion influence herself, wants to be only the “idol” in her ideal.

- But I think Kimoto-san is still “conventional” somehow.

Non: Thank you. But I think walking in conventional way can be faded easily. Though it’s important to have someone being like this, but you can’t stay this way forever.

- Kimoto-san, you are also “radical” quite often. *laugh*

Non: Actually, I am the type that love to lighten the mood in dressing room *laugh* I like watching comedy shows, such as, “Gakitsukai” and “24-Jikan taikyu”. I even watched it before it gets popular. In the past, there were not many dirty jokes like this. I really like it.

- Maybe, it’s because you have good foundation like this so you are good at entertaining. Kimoto-san in “Magical radio” was also very funny. It would be good if there’s more that kind of program.

Non: That’s true. I would love to do.

Not “everyone’s little sister” anymore

- Kimoto-san, this spring you will reach working age, right?

Non: Yeah, that’s bad *laugh* To be honest, I thought I wouldn’t have been here by the time I graduate from high school.

- in SKE48?

Non: When I entered, I thought like that. But in the blink of an eye, 6 years have passed. I feel “is it this fast?”

Non: Of course, there are. People also told me that I’m changed. Though my basics remain the same - my determination like “I can do it no matter what!”, it hasn’t changed – but my surroundings have certainly changed, right? Before, I felt like I’m everyone’s little sister, I’m junior but now I became senior…well, I’m quite worried about it!

- What’s the matter? *laugh*

Non: I want to get close with juniors but I don’t know how. I really thought about it hard “is it be okay if I’m kind to them?” It was like that for a long time but then, I realized that “If you want to talk to them, just talk! If you don’t, then don’t!”

- You thought too much *laugh*

Non: Everyone calls me “junior” all along. Fans also see that juniors are my rival. I got stressed out and tried to avoid it. But now, it’s the time that I should already be a senior so I just “Arghh! So be it!” *laugh* That’s why recently I got really close to everyone. Like (Goto) Rara and Sugawara (Maya) who are in the same team, we always talk to each other.

- It seems that Kimoto-san’s changes from last year to this year are related to (Matsui) Rena-san and Miyazawa (Sae)-san graduation.

Non: It really seems like that. In AKB48 Request Hour this year, after rehearsal, (Matsui) Jurina-san asked members for dinner. That time, everyone discussed how SKE48 should be doing from now on.

- I saw pictures on internet. That was also a hot topic among fans. And what’s the conclusion?

Non: Well, we don’t like the way it is right now. We need Nagoya to love us more. In Nagaya nowadays, there are many groups doing their activities, right? Of course, we can feel those powers. So, we think that we need to be Nagoya’s pride to the degree that we can walk on streets and announce by ourselves that “We have theater stage, please come see us” We want to thank to everyone supporting us. We want to try harder and not forget where we came from. When we talked about “what we can do” everyone raised so many opinions. Though we are in pinch, we still continue to do our best with solidarity. This is SKE48. It’s the time that we need to be united!

- Kimoto-san, you get so fired up!

Non: Members are all fired up like this, too. When we are united, things become great. In this point, no other groups can beat us. Even AKB48 can’t do like this. I think we must be proud of it. When we and the fans come together as one, there must be more new fans for sure. So, now we are thinking of what can we do to draw more people to like us.  

- You mean, you would enclose them with passion and draw them to support, right?

Non: Yes. Anyways, Nogizaka46 is also rising now.

- They are skyrocketing. For Kimoto-san who loves idol, how is Nogizaka46?

Non: They are really cute! So good-looking!

- Hahahaha I think you are also about the same, really.

Non: Not at all…in fact, the feeling they give out is totally different from SKE48. The image of fighting with all our might, that’s SKE’s image.

- This should be both weapon and charms of you guys.

Non: Right now, SKE48 is totally fired up. We need only a chance to ignite. At the time like this, if we can attract people to look at us, I think SKE48 will never end.

Pave the new way

- While you are thinking of SKE48, how do you think about your own direction?

Non: I couldn’t rely only on my thought, yet when I was thinking which way I will go; conventional (idol) or variety, I realized that I can pave the new way in the middle of these two. I like varieties, I wouldn’t let it slip if I get a chance. But there are also fans who likes conventional part of me, that I also would like to keep. It is so complicated…so, I, Kimoto Kanon, will pave my own way.

- You can see it clearly now.

Non: That’s right. Both goal that should be and place that I am aim for.

- Can we expect to see Kimoto-san leading on conventional way to the center position of SKE48?

Non: It depends on myself from now on. When the time I stand at the center comes, I would like everyone to think “SKE48 can also be like this” Of course, first, I have to be accepted by fans. I also want attention to SKE48 to spread out more. That’s my true last goal.

- I can deeply feel the fire that burning in Kimoto-san’s heart from interview today. Lastly, I would like to know how do you feel about this coming general election.

Non: When I was confused that “does SKE48 still need me?” Madoka told me “No matter what, Kanon is indispensable” since the one who has always taken care of me said this, I decided to continue to do my best. My goal is Undergirls. I will keep heading forward, continue on.

- We will wait for good news. Thank you so much.

Non: Thank you. For the sake of my gen and SKE48, I won’t back down!

thoughts on puppies

So here’s why casting Buckley has all my puppy mama feelings in full force.

They have animal agencies for television and movies, basically where productions put out casting calls for trained animals that can do whatever the scene calls for. See example: Pongo. 

So why would they use a cast’s personal pet on screen? The training needed (depending on the scene) would take a long time, which also costs money.

Unless the reason they cast Buckley is a budget-friendly win-win because whatever they need him to do Colin already trained him to do, such as follow his obedience commands like come, stay, loose leash walking, etc. 

Also, usually when an actor works closely with an animal, they spend time together BTS to form the bond needed for the scenes.  Buckley already accepts Colin as his alpha, so the bond is already established.

So its not like they needed to cast a dog that can do special stuff like jump through a ring of fire or softly mouth a prop. 

Whatever they’re going to have Buckley do, its going to be adorable, typical puppy stuff and Colin will be the one in command on screen. We have a very high probability of genuine tail wagging, face licking, and I absolutely could not be happier.

About NaruHina/SasuSaku

we all got what we wanted, right? NaruHina and SasuSaku fandom
I mean, It’s a really great thing that in a shonen manga the characters end up having childrens, romance and stuff… so we must feel proud with the results of canon Couples, I think..

Im really extremely happy!!! I love Boruto and Himawari, Sarada as well. I LOVE THE WHOLE NARUTO STORY…

Hinata picture (1998)

The meaning of Hinata’s name is “place in the sun”(some say the meaning of Hinata’s name is “towards the sun”) so that is why Kishimoto draw Naruto in the background of the the picture looking at the sun. Besides that, Kishimoto purposely draw the sun and the necklace that Hinata is wearing looks just like the symbol of the Uzumaki clan. This picture is Kishimoto’s first depiction of Hinata.

Sakura picture

Kishimoto use some names for the Uchiha abilities from the Shinto myth. The reason Kishimoto draw Sakura at the beach as the background of the picture is because in the Shinto myth Ninigi no Mikoto and Konohasakuya-hime meets and fall in love with each other at the beach. Which is why in Naruto Shippuden, the ending 14 - Transient Firework is shown Sakura singing her feeling about Sasuke at the beach. Besides that, Kishimoto purposely draw Sakura holding a fan is because the symbol of the Uchiha clan is a fan and the surname “Uchiha” is another way of pronouncing “Uchiwa”(it means paper fan in English) and on the fan there is the symbol of the Konoha Military Police Force.

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Sakura’s picture is the cover for chapter 64 from the manga



Hinata’s pic is from the official fanbook created by Kishimoto-sensei.


THANK YOU Masashi Kishimoto sensei!! YOU ARE A TROLL!! BUT WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!