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WIP Tag Game

I’ve been tagged by my sweet @bubblemish 😘

Do This: List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.

I’m actually working on my #365DaysOfJ2 challenge by giffing convention moments, SPN gag reel, events, interviews… I have done a lot already but I still have a lot to do. It takes time cause I have to rewatch everything. But it’s really interesting tho. And I love it :))

I’m also giffing the SPN episodes. I’ve almost done 12x15 and the episodes of season 11 I haven’t done yet. I don’t gif eveything, mostly Sam, Dean and Team Free Will scenes, and scenes I found interesting for SPN parallels. 

With my #naughtysamgirls, we’re working on edits for Sammy’s birthday. I have already something in mind but I’ll keep it for me 😋 

I tag : @theangelicsupernaturalboys @sammichgirl @wellcometothedarkside @lipglosskaz

Diane Guerrero photographed by Braden Summers

Any chance you’re considering a future in politics?
It does interest me. I actually studied political science and communications in college. It was really hard which is probably why I want to sing and dance. This is a lot more fun, but I feel like things are coming full circle. Once you do a little growing up and look at the news and say “wow, I’m not OK with a lot of stuff that’s happening,” it’s hard not to look the other way. I’ve shifted my negatives into positives but that needs to happen for everyone—I can’t be the only one who feels this way so I want to do everything I can to help.

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Spoon 2Di vol.21 (p22-27)

Here you have the loooong interview with Mitsurou Kubo that was featured on Spoon 2Di vol.21 (released at the end of December). It was 6 pages on the magazine… I know that some bits have already spread around, but it’s a very interesting one so I really wanted everyone to read it in full and not just tidbits, hence I translated it first even though I still haven’t finished the previously released magazines (sorry again Georgi..). It’s also the first interview with her published after the end of the series, so with comments covering up to the very end and the “future” too!

EDIT: I originally referred to the manga storyboard drawn by Kubo as “name”, which is how it’s technically called in Japanese, but it seems that it was a little confusing, therefore I changed it back to “storyboard”.

Obviously this will be the last interview of the year. In Japanese “happy new year” (before the old year has ended) is said “yoi otoshi wo” (よいお年を), therefore I necessarily need to make a stupid pun and say to you all “YOI otoshi wo!”. Let’s hope that the next year is a “yoi” (=good) not to mention “YOI” one too! I’ll be back with more translations whenever I have time of course.

Enjoy! (it’s under the cut because it’s long)

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I’m sure this will get buried in all the screaming at the current nonsense, and it’s really just to add to the pile, but in Selena Gomez’s Vogue interview today, she actually states that she no longer has her Instagram password and that her assistant runs the account. If you didn’t know, Gomez has the largest following on Instagram at the moment, and has for a long time, if memory serves.

  • Interviewer: Hi
  • David Bowie: Hi
  • Interviewer: so how have you -
  • David Bowie: SO LATELY I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT THIS AND THAT AND FOUND IT REALLY INTERESTING HOW *proceeds to dump all knowledge acquired in the last months in one big speech which has nothing to do with anything the interviewer had been aiming for*
  • Interviewer: Okay but -
  • David Bowie: Also!!! My daughter did this thing!!!
Yuri on Ice interview translation - CREA 2017/03 (p32-33)

This is the full interview with Mitsurou Kubo published on CREA. I actually wanted to translate all the YOI interviews together but some translations going around urged me to post this one before the others, as I wouldn’t be able to finish everything tonight.

It’s not really an interview, it’s more like a partial interview and a short commentary of each episode.

The other 4 short interviews are with Kenji Miyamoto (choreographer), Eiji Abiko & Junpei Tatenaka (figure skating animators), Yuuko Sagiri (original costume designer), Keisuke Tominaga (music producer). I will try to post them tomorrow night if I can finish them.

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The reality as expressed by 5 people who created “Yuri on Ice”

Reality #1: Story x Mitsurou Kubo

“The reality of emotions” is what Kubo-san gave most importance to when she created the manga storyboard for this series. “Simply listing up the contents of the skaters’ programs and their score and connecting them together is not going to create something emotional. In my storyboard I tried to convey the feelings of all athletes, not just Yuuri, with their performances, to express them carefully, so that other skaters who watch them will in turn be influenced by them like in a chain reaction.”
An important tool to express those feelings are the monologues that can be heard during the programs, blended in harmony with the performance.
“Watching the footage of the choreographies by Kenji Miyamoto-sensei I realized that, even though he simply created them based on the songs, in many cases they perfectly match the athlete’s feelings too. I was so moved and thought that Kenji-sensei is an amazing person.”
As the series is pursuing reality, it does not contain any unrealistic techniques.
“If we had included something over-the-top people would have just said ‘that’s unreal’, so I thought that it was better to just go a little ahead of reality, and consulted with many people to decide the difficulty of the techniques to use. However, shortly thereafter real life skaters actually surpassed that level, which really surprised me. We did decide the level knowing that it would be surpassed one day, but we didn’t think it would happen so soon!”
The writer Mitsurou Kubo also needed a lot of courage to portray Yuuri determined to win for love.
“On the ice rink you can express anything, and that’s why, even if I had never thought about what true love is or represented it before, I decided to try my hand at openly depicting love as fiction. As a result, I myself was encouraged by the story I wrote and felt that I could make a fresh start after that.”

“I ended up being encouraged by the story about love that I openly portrayed as fiction.”

Highlights of every episode by Mitsurou Kubo

#1 Nan no Piroshiki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final
“I want you to watch the best figure skating animation”
Before the series was broadcasted I was worried, because normally original anime not based on a previous work and airing late at night take a long time to catch the viewers’ attention. However, my fear was swept away by the extraordinary skating scenes of the first episode, and the show gained a good reputation right away. Stunning images can provide the best promotion.

#2 Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran
“Figure skaters feeling more familiar”
This part is set during the off-season in Yuuri’s hometown. If we had showed special people battling each other in a faraway place from the very start the viewers would never have felt close to them, therefore I decided to start the story with the Russians, Victor and Yurio, spending time in the onsen of the castle town Hasetsu, eating katsudon and spreading news via the SNS, so that they would feel more familiar to the audience.

#3 Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Taiketsu! Onsen on ICE
“You can feel the growth of Yuuri and Yurio”
Once the Grand Prix series starts no one can afford to lose anymore, so I created this provisional match between Yuuri and Yurio to emphasize their relationship as rivals but also as comrades. I also wanted to show that a competitive program is progressively brushed up during the season based on each athlete’s pace. Originally I also thought of showing Yurio’s mother rushing to the scene.

#4 Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program
“Yuuri and Victor gradually become closer”
In the process of completing the free skating program Yuuri and Victor become closer to each other, both as coach and student and as equals. Yuuri’s gesture of poking the top of Victor’s head has no logical meaning. I think it symbolizes how Yuuri, acting on an impulse, breaks his own shell and steps into the territory of the person that previously was only considered a living legend.

#5 Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai
“Check out the relationship between seniors and juniors”
Minami-kun, a skater that looks up to Yuuri, appears in this episode. I really like the scene where Yuuri, finally becoming aware that he is going to lead the current generation of Japanese skaters, silently hits Minami-kun’s back. As in the scene where he pokes Victor’s head, once again Yuuri uses a physical action, instead of logic or words, to try to communicate something. When it’s animated it looks really awesome.

#6 Kaimaku Grand Prix Series Yacchaina!! Chuugoku Taikai SP
“Check out Chris’ sexiness”
The tournament starts and many fascinating athletes make their appearances, but this episode is also an occasion to fully enjoy the charm of Chris’ ass. After watching Kenji-sensei’s choreography I decided to draw a beautiful ass in my storyboard, then its charm was further emphasized in the animation, and finally thanks to the voice actor’s absolutely sexy voice we could obtain the best ass animation ever.

#7 Kaimaku Grand Prix Series Yacchaina!! Chuugoku Taikai FS
“An FSP where Yuuri and Victor overcome their fears”
Yuuri and Victor were both anxious before the FS, and I feel that the strongly emotional scenes following that were represented in a very effective way. Regarding the last scene, I started receiving lots of questions from overseas, asking “Did Yuuri and Victor hug? Or was it a kiss?” and that’s when I realized how much the anime’s popularity had spread worldwide.

#8 Yuuri VS Yuri Osoroshia!! Russia Taikai SP
“JJ’s striking appearance is a must see”
This episode is where Jean-Jacques Leroy, aka JJ, one of the most likely candidates to win the gold medal, appears. What is scary about JJ is that he has the ability to paint any story in JJ color, overshadowing even the protagonist. Mamoru Miyano-san, the one who played his role, managed to take JJ to the next level with his natural personality and made him all the more convincing.

#9 Yuuri VS Yuri Osoroshia!! Russia Taikai FS
“When the absence of an important person makes you grow”
This episode is where Yuuri grows after fighting without Victor next to him. When we went location hunting at the Fukuoka airport there was a glassed-in corridor close to the arrival lobby, and as the director saw it she excitedly said “Yuuri and Victor are going to run side by side separated by the glass!”. I was like “they definitely are!”, and we started taking heaps of pictures. The airport is currently being remodeled and it’s not possible to recreate the scene.

#10 Chou Ganbaranba! Grand Prix Final Chokuzen Special
“Ordinary life episode the night before the last fight”
As the last part depicting ordinary life before the Grand Prix Final, I wanted to create a relaxing episode without skating scenes while at the same time introducing the athletes, but in the end so many things happened in it that no one could relax and I was told that even animating it was a pain. The ring Yuuri gave Victor also carries the meaning of a symbol that the two of them are like soul mates.

#11 Chou Chou Ganbaranba!! Grand Prix Final SP
“The speed leading to the last episode is impressive to watch”
The OP footage, that was gradually changed from episode 1 by adding colors, is finally complete. I was happy that we could welcome as voice actors Ken Gamada-san, who actually works as an MC in tournaments and ice shows, and Nobunari Oda-san as himself doing the commentary. With the pace of the story speeding up toward the finale, this episode was just chaos.

#12 Chou Chou Chou Ganbaranba!!! Grand Prix Final FS
“A final episode where you can catch a glimpse of everyone’s future”
Including Stéphane Lambiel-san’s debut as an anime seiyuu, which is something no one could have expected, the chaotic mixup of anime and reality reaches a climax in this episode. Beside the sense of fulfillment for the victory, I think that the contents also let you catch a glimpse of each character’s future. I was about to faint looking at the beauty of Victor’s tears.


Final note (this is just my opinion, it’s not part of the translation): There is a translation going around where the line about soul mates is translated as “proof”, but actually the word 証 (akashi) can have many different meanings, among which symbol/mark/token/proof/sign etc. In this case, I personally do not think it means “proof” (also to be honest when it’s “proof” usually they write it as 証拠 shouko). It’s more like symbol/token, as in “it’s meant to symbolize Yuuri and Victor’s deep bond that goes beyond a normal relationship”. Although the difference is only subtle, I still think it’s not the same. Also please understand that the Japanese word “soul mate” does not have the meaning that is used in fanfiction… I believe it’s actually the same in English too, but in normal conversation it means “two people that have a strong spiritual/emotional bond (that makes them suited for each other, be it either as friends or lovers)”, not “two people who were destined to be together from their previous life”. That is something you are free to imagine or fantasize about, however please do not twist the creators’ words just to fit people’s headcanons…

P.S.: And please do not misunderstand me. I love Victuuri, but I prefer to draw a line between canon and fanon, and I don’t really like it when words by the creators are “adapted” to accomodate people’s shipping ideas. I think what she says is deep enough even without mistranslating it anyway…

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Anon asked: ‘hey, what are your thoughts on harry styles? 👀

“He’s a great kid!”

Seriously though, didn’t really know much about Harry Styles before ‘Dunkirk’, so it’s been great fun discovering his music, personality and style. And meeting some of his lovely fans on tumblr, IG and Twitter —thank you so much for your support and interest in Cillian too.

How incredible is it that “doing a Harry Styles” is now a thing?! That term is now being used to describe other musicians moving into acting. Can’t wait for the release of ‘Dunkirk’ (126 days!) and for Cillian,Tom Hardy, Harry and the rest of the cast in interviews, on the red carpet and on the big screen. It’ll be fantastic.

(***CLOSED***) anyone interested in being interviewed?

*** to all that replied– if I haven’t gotten back to you yet, I will soon. got way more responses than expected but I intend to follow through with all interviews as long as everyone’s still interested by the time I get there. :) thank you for your patience guys! ***

ALL YOU NEED IS THE *EXACT TIME* OF YOUR BIRTH.

this is for my own informal astrological studies.

interview would include some impersonal topics but I’m mostly interested in diving deep & really getting to know you and your psyche.

*please be very comfortable with opening up & talking about yourself/your life
*this is a private interview, discussions are just between just you & I
*phone call, text, Skype, or just messaging on Tumblr-whatever works best.

☆perks 4u☆
-you get to talk about yourself and have someone be extremely interested!!!!
-a little bit of therapy, like it’s all in ur chart I can probably help
-learn about yourself
-learn about astrology & your chart! (if you want)
-sorta like a free reading

you don’t have to be into astrology to do this btw, I won’t talk about it if you’re not interested.

Yuri on Ice BD audio commentary translation - Volume 2

Translation of the audio commentary of the BD/DVD vol.2! By Mitsurou Kubo and Kouki Uchiyama, voice actor of Yuri Plisetsky. Unlike the commentary of vol.1, that contained lots of things already appeared in countless interviews, this one has some VERY interesting information that I’m sure everyone wants to know. For example, we finally get to know more about Yurio’s family… There really is a lot of stuff regarding Yurio!

The commentary is only for episode 3. Episode 4 has no commentary. In a way it’s still not a full translation because I didn’t really translate every single line, but I think I translated/summarized basically everything they talked about. Therefore, it’s also really long… As in vol.1, since the format is different from normal interview translations, you can find my comments too (mostly in brackets).

Since it’s long you can find it under the cut. Enjoy!

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Oceanside 2

This is Nijimatsubara in Kyushu. This is where you can wash the salt off after playing in the ocean. There really are such showers by the beach. They’re designed to be used together [with another person], so their shape is a bit mysterious. Originally, these scenes were supposed to be in the main show, but this unfortunately didn’t happen. I thought, in that case, I would draw them in the ending sequence instead.


This is from the MIRACLE!!! on ICE booklet, which came with the January edition of Animage. There were some interesting tidbits in the interview section with Hayashi Yuuichirou (the designer for the ED), so I translated them. Please take these translations with a grain of salt!

Watch Hillary Clinton Endure 40 Years Of Sexism In Under 3 Minutes

You’re really not all that interested in state dinners and teas and garden parties?” a befuddled male interviewer asked Hillary Clinton in 1979.

A new video mashup shows that reporters have been asking Clinton why she doesn’t fit into a neat little box of what a woman is supposed to be for decades.

anonymous asked:

i think it's really cool&interesting that katie mcgrath never actually trained to be an actress, but she turned out to be really good anyways! do you know of any interviews where she talks about learning to act or stuff like that?

Hey anon! Sorry for the delay!

I am always really excited to see when fans realize how far she has come as an actress, especially without training. I have a couple sources here where she mentions her experiences and how she got started and started to come into her own.

I’ve got my tea so I could sit back and do a little digging from some old ones I have saved. Most of these were from her time on Merlin.

From the wardrobe assistant to superstar: How Merlin actress Katie McGrath stole the show - In the first half, she explains how she became and actress and jokes about being a nightmare for those in wardrobe (2009).

Katie McGrath Talks Merlin - Katie briefly discusses the exciting yet daunting task of playing Morgana, what drew her to the role/series, working with Madonna, and the biggest challenge of being an actor (2011).

Katie McGrath, Merlin - Katie talks a little about her talent in playing good vs. evil, and scenes that are the most challenging for her (2012).

‘Merlin’ Katie McGrath Q&A: ‘I’ve been privileged to be part of this’ - Katie discusses gaining confidence as an actress while playing Morgana, learning from actors such as C. Morgan, A. Head and C. Dance, and working with prosthetic make-up for the first time (2012).

Slasher’s Latest Suspect/Victim: Katie McGrath’s Sarah Bennett - Katie talks playing a female character in horror, how she got the role, the challenges of not reading as Morgana, and a future where she may no longer be able to rely on her eyebrows and jawline for work! (2016).

@ that last one… she knows… and she tortures us anyway!

Hope these help! Happy reading!

Yuri on Ice interview translation - Animage 2017/01 (p14-17)

I bring you a new and long seiyuu interview! It’s 3 different, separate interviews with Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor) and Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio), published on the Jan. 2017 issue of Animage (not really on the magazine but in an insert all dedicated to YOI). While we have seen lots of interviews with Toyonaga and Uchiyama so far, for the first time we get to read about Suwabe’s opinion too, and it’s really interesting! Not to mention the interviews cover up to episode 10 included, which is more material than previous ones.

Also, in this interview there is proof that Yuuri bought both rings and not just one in episode 10 (I’m mentioning it because it’s a personal pet peeve, as I disagree with the widespread theory of Yuuri only buying one). Now you have official material to prove your point, lol.

It’s kind of sad that this will be the last “translation posted before a new ep”. I wanted to post it earlier but it’s so long it took me ages to finish it. You can use it to distract yourself while you wait for episode 12. Enjoy!

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Interview with Toshiyuki Toyonaga / Junichi Suwabe / Kouki Uchiyama

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you kno its really interesting that louis said in that seacrest interview that he doesn’t meditate and yet bought a 10 mil dollar home with an entire tea house dedicated to meditation and also that harry styles has been known to meditate i’m not saying theres any sort of connection AT ALL…. just that its… interesting

usually, when characters act in a “weird” way something is wrong (unless it’s buckleming). supernatural is not the best at making things crystal clear, but unless writers have all lost their minds at once, something is off and they’re showing us.

How Female Fans Made ‘Star Wars’ Their Own

I’m very excited and happy to share a new New York Times article with you all. It’s a really interesting read that essentially explores the role of women in SW fandom, and it’s particularly exciting for me and @bastila-bae because I was interviewed for it and the nascent Scavenger’s Hoard podcast got a shout out! 

The article is a very general look so it can’t really delve into issues in detail, but I think it’s a really interesting and balanced overview that gives a good sense of the scope of female SW fandom. I know I learnt a lot from it, finding the insight into the early manifestations of female-focused SW fandom particularly enlightening.

It’s really awesome to see this topic get mainstream attention, and I feel very privileged and excited to have contributed to it. Give it a read!

This is the first time that I had been offered a role that wasn’t written specifically for a Latino actor. And all of these characters were written with no specified ethnicity. And usually what that means is, you cast white actors, because that’s the default. But what they were doing with this casting was so new and interesting. And they went out and found the actors that were right for the roles. And they happened to be Latino, black, Asian, Jewish. I thought that was really revolutionary for television casting.

The new season of ‘Shameless’ is upon us. You have played this character for 7 years. What is one thing that playing this character has added to your life?

I find Ian to be a tremendously empathetic character. He cares about his family, he cares about people. He cares about succeeding, and wanting to become something, to break out of where he came from. He is a person who really does care about stuff. That is what I find really interesting about him, he is vulnerable. He is not traditionally cool, he fails a lot. He doesn’t always succeed.

Interviewer: So how did you guys meet?

Josh: I was working at an alligator farm. I was just something that I uh, was interested in since I was a kid, so I just cleaned up after the alligators, I wasn’t really allowed near them or anything- they didn’t trust me- but um, he came in with his family once, they were on vacation, and this was like, we were kids, and uh, he tripped and fell and it was kind of near one of the cages, like severe danger. But actually one of the alligators was out that day, it was just out and kind of like roaming ‘cause it had just been fed, and so it starts to approach Tyler and as I went to go try and save him I fell in and then he got up and he saved me. And at that point we were just like hey, what’s your digit and your information so we can keep in touch because that was a very bonding moment.

Tyler: The alligator was named pilots. And we were like there seems to be a lot of them in here, about twenty one.