wish she would link to source

Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/03 (p10-11)

The second part of the episode commentary by Mitsurou Kubo! I have now fixed it with all the italic & bold parts as in the magazine (in the magazine they are actually bold & bolder). If you have any questions please send me a private message and I’ll reply when I have some time.

You can find the first commentary about episodes 1-6 here.

Just a note: when she quotes lines from the episodes I’m not using any of the “official” English translations, I’m translating them as I would translate them myself, so they might not be like you are used to hear them, but I think you will understand which lines they are anyway.

The translation is under the cut because it’s long.

***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it***

***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***

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Ariana Grande Slams Sexism

Ariana Grande, 21, has took  to Twitter earlier today, to not only slam sexism, but to make it clear that she is not who she is dating.

Grande starts her Twitter post by stating the obvious, “ Being ‘empowered’…is not the same as being a 'bitch’…and “HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY…is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE.”

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I’m going to make an attempt to answer a lot of accusations that have been flying around fellow Markiplites.

“This is just about that stupid NSFW fanart that wasn’t NSFW! You’re being tag police!!” 

Please read Thekimmeh’s post before jumping to that conclusion, I promise you that is not the focus of this argument.

“You’re just attacking Shuploc!”

Okay first, let’s unpack that statement. Have Kim, Haley, I or any other “popular” blog ever attacked someone for no reason? Why would we single out one blog just to torture them? What reason could any of us have to disapprove of her actions other than what we have stated?

To answer this question: Actually, while Kim’s comment was fiery (and okay, maybe a bit zealous, but months of silence will do that to a person. I know, I watched it happen over months and months.) it was not untrue. Shuploc traces all of her “realistic” work and has been attempting to sell them on various sites, specifically Etsy and Redbubble. Kim cited her sources, she has given proof, and she’s not the only one who’s caught on to Shuploc’s “art style”. Most of the fanartists are aware of this, and many other Markiplites are too. This is a morally wrong action to take as an artist. It shows she has no wish to actually gain any credibility of her own and would rather trace and scam to get notes and attention.

“But she’s been getting hate/death threats!!” 

Really? All I see are people opening their eyes to her tracing her work. If anyone has seen any actual hate being sent her way, feel free to link it. I’d be happy to rescind this statement if any credible source can be given.

“Well what would you want her to do? Stop making art?”

Of course not, I’d never want any artist to stop making art. If this was a dream world, I’d prefer her to apologize for not being upfront with her followers, and add a disclaimer to any tracing she does in the future that it is, in fact, a tracing and not an original work. Credit the original sources. Also maybe, just maybe, take down the shop that sells tracings under the guise of original work.

“Well she’s my friend, I don’t care what you think!”

Are you? Are you really the kind of friend that would let someone do this kind of thing to themselves and to others? You’re this willing to be manipulated and lied to? Take a step back, if you are so inclined and look at the facts. Blindly accepting someone’s word while proof looks you right between the eyes isn’t being a friend, that’s being a fan. An over-idolizing and unhealthy fan at that.

Thanks for reading, guys. I hope you all have a great night.


It has been brought to my attention that the blog owner that first circulated the historically inaccurate post about Cleopatra has been receiving a lot of hate mail over it, to the point of leaving her blog in a state of hiatus, with the message as shown above (which I’ve taken the liberty of cropping and extending to show the full message).  This level of berating over false information is absolutely unacceptable.

While I initially reacted with hostility to the original post myself (of course, anyone that were to look at my display cabinets could see that I take ancient Egyptian civilization very seriously), I was made to see how wrongful such an immediate, knee-jerk reaction really is, and re-worded it in a more civilized manner.  I have also since removed any remnants or links to it from my own blog, and would advise others that reblogged the original post from me to do the same.

You see, there is something I want people on this site to understand:  Even when someone may be mistaken about a topic, if it is not a direct attack on a particular person or group of people (i.e., generalizing or wishing harm upon others), then they are not intending to do anyone any harm.  Yes, it would have been a good idea to know more about ancient Egyptian culture prior to posting, but she was not attacking any other users.  When I made my own, separate post, I did so because I wanted to clear up a cultural misconception.  My intent with providing a link to the original (which I’ve since removed) was because I had pretty much completely obscured the content of the original images with my added corrections, and I’ve always found it important to provide the sources of anything I use.  The unwanted side effect of this is that it may have encouraged people to attack the original poster, which is NEVER OKAY.  I should not have to keep stressing this:  It should be common sense.  When she made her original post, she was only intending to correct what she believed to be a cultural misconception, but was simply mistaken in her information.

I doubt many people are completely comfortable with the decision to cast Angelina Jolie in the role of Cleopatra (I know I certainly don’t agree with it in the least).  On top of that, this concept of “cultural appropriation” (particularly on tumblr) has very often gotten way, WAY out of hand (including even denying others the right to take part in their own culture).  All of this notwithstanding, it solves nothing to dogpile onto the user, especially over information that (clearly) many others were also led to believe was correct. 

While historical accuracy should be taken seriously, it should be done so with GRACE, TACT, and COURTESY.  When you continue to hound and insult someone over making a factual mistake that–let’s face it–isn’t really a key issue for today’s American teens, you are becoming just as problematic as what you stand against.

As much as I myself have struggled to maintain objectivity (because I know quite well that it can be difficult to keep an emotional distance from one’s political views), we cannot hope to combat extremists by becoming extremists ourselves.  This will only continue to escalate the already thick atmosphere of vitriol, suspicion, and resentment in the air.

It goes without saying that there are individuals out there that are beyond redemption, as they are intent on deliberately feeding into whatever drama they may find for their own amusement.  But, for those of us that simply yearn for the genuinely open, welcoming environment that we know this site can be, we cannot allow ourselves to fall into the trappings of pettiness, and blind, self-righteous fury.  You can contribute facts without being a douchebag about it (and I’m definitely one to have learned this lesson the hard way myself, and honestly still have issues with keeping my temper contained).

You do not have to stoop to threats and harassment to get a point across, and you’re less likely to make an enemy of yourself if you try to hold at least a minimum standard of courtesy.

Don’t attack:  Use your tact.