When you’re working on a big project and it somehow didn’t save one night and you lost all the work you did on it one night and it’s just the greatest because now you have to do it all AGAIN and it totally makes me happy and not want to cry.
Anonymous requested: “Can I request a gifset of the pregnancy reveal to Doc because someone said one of the reasons he left was probably because he was starting to cry and I need confirmation as to whether or not he was crying and also I just need gifs of the beautiful performance that was that scene even though there were only like two sentences said”
Hooray, I finally finished! This is based on @russianfeya‘s Neon Pink Motorcycle fic. It’s a soulmate AU where people have a mark that changes color depending on the soulmate’s mood. Yuri no longer has a mark (due to Reasons) and it just hit me in the most recent chapter that when Otabek asks “How are you feeling?” he’s actually…you know, comparing notes. :D Anyway, if that sounds like something you’d like to read, I highly recommend it!
Just a few very interesting bits, not up to a full translation of that 100+ page book of course:
At first, when he decided to be in a band, he wanted to play guitar, but he never became a guitar player just because nobody around could teach him. (Sort of contradictory to past interviews where, if I recall correctly, he had said he would have played the bass…)
Kyo knew, or guessed at least, that there would be people both within the fans but also within Dir en grey members who would react to him starting sukekiyo as: “Is he leaving Dir en grey?” “Won’t that reduce the time of Dir en grey tours?” “Won’t that put too much pressure on his throat?” But he is very confident in his throat’s condition at the moment, he basically seems to find that it is doing very well even since sukekiyo’s debut.
He hates reading books, especially since/most likely due to being forced to read books in front of everyone in school. From this hate, he highlights two very ironic things: 1) he hates Japanese because it is “so deep”(?) and 2) he actually hates standing in public, which he recognises makes no sense considering what he does as a career hahah. That explains the awkward VIP meet&greets in North America and Europe too…
As sort of known/expected, he really dislikes happy things, like happy movies. This is ultimately because he cannot relate to those stories at all, he says that he never experienced that himself so it makes no sense that there would be a happy ending where everything is just normal for the character.
Very interesting perspective of Dir en grey vs. sukekiyo: Dir en grey’s poetry world view is written as toward or involving the world, whereas sukekiyo’s can be said to target ONE person. And, of course, that man (Dir en grey) vs. woman (sukekiyo) theme too.
Eh, he feels that fans like DUM SPIRO SPERO and THE MARROW OF A BONE the least…?! He finds that they think the former’s world view is too dark, while THE MARROW OF A BONE is too hardcore.
He is ashamed that he has to read his own lyrics during lives, from what I understand. He seems to attribute that to age, or experience?
The interviewer actually went ahead and dared to ask why Kyo used to cut himself during performances. He answered that with the way the band was and how he was doing “THE STALIN” back then too, they would have appeared as “fake” if he did not do something ike that. He said that it did hurt to sing while cutting his throat, because even if blood did not get expelled by his mouth, it bled elsewhere anyway. He did not seem necessarily proud of that, but did not regret it either, knowing that Dir en grey would not be what it is today without that phase. Apparently his manager at DYNAMITE TOMMY also somewhat jokingly asked him if he could do it at each show, which is a challenge he accepted…? I am not sure on that one.
Again, the neverending dilemma of never being satisfied with himself or anything resurfaced. He reiterated that if he got to a point where he was satisfied, then he would have no reason to live anymore. Therefore, he must always change himself too, because he gets bored of what he sees in the mirror after just a few months, which explains why he has a different style in each tour these days. (The interviewer mentioned how Dir en grey’s visuals changed a lot in all those years of existence, but Kyo’s was the one that varied drastically and often.)
About MCs: apparently he used to do some years ago, but at some point he felt like that was not good for Dir en grey, and even the other members said “No, no MCs” eventually, it seems. However, there has to be a period for guitar tuning anyway, therefore he pondered what could be done during that time and that is why he ended up with INWARD SCREAM, to transition from one song’s atmosphere to the other, without breaking the moment.
(from the same magazine hah.)
I have not read the other members’ interviews yet, but it will be awesome if they are just as interesting. Do note, however, that I am not fluent in Japanese, so let me know if there are any mistakes and I will correct them as soon as possible.
Now all that is left to know is how much Kyo works out and what his program is hahah.
Dia dhaoibh agus céad míle fáilte roimh go léir! Hello and welcome to you all!
A million thanks to @hetaliafandomhub for accepting me as one of the ambassadors for aph Republic of Ireland! I hope that my contributions may be helpful to this community. Now onto the introductions:
My name is Aisling, although I’m more used to being called Kim or Kima online. I was born in Ireland, lived there a few years and now I visit the country from time to time. I grew up in a couple of different countries due to my father’s job, which has left me speaking a couple of languages and a jumbled understanding of where “home” is. But for some reason, I’ve continued to feel a strong affinity for Ireland.
Though I may not have spent my whole life in Ireland, I try to make up for it with my knowledge of Irish history and mythology. I am very passionate about these two subjects and I can go a bit overboard if I’m not careful.
If there is anything you’d like to know about Ireland (history, folklore, traditions, etc.) or you’d like some advice on the development of your Ireland OC, you are more than welcome to send me an ask. I will try to answer to the best of my abilities. I’m also fluent in Irish, so I can help out with translating if you’re ever looking to write something in Irish! For my part, I will try to work on some informative posts about Ireland in order to spread out more knowledge about the little rainy island and some of its quirks.
So when you’re in a non-geno run and you fight Papyrus, you can choose whether or not you want to attack him at first, but it won’t have much effect on the trajectory of the fight. No matter what you do, Papyrus eventually spares you, and if you choose to hit him, regardless of what his remaining health is, you will deal mortal damage. People have talked before about what this tells us about Papyrus’s character, Papyrus as a “morality pet” for the player, etc etc. But I’d like to talk about the actual stats involved in this.
tl; dr: Pap’s defense is higher when he has less HP during the “spare” phase of the battle. He’s the only enemy who does this (as far as I know). Read more for actual data and a theory on how the game calculates this.