November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
England, why you such a cutie~? /obligatory fangirl happy dance and cheering
June 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have watched 96.5 days of anime; read 39.8 days of manga.
I have gotten shit faced and puke drunk.
I have trolled a lot of people on the internet (this really shouldn’t be an achievement since they are so sensitive.)
I have grinded: in game and IRL (wut?). Despite that being said, I have never had an intimate relationship with anyone.
I have failed a total of 7 midterms and two courses up to this day since the start of my university life.
I have hiked (legit) for 3 days.
I have been across both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean.
I have 155 facebook friends (figure does not include those I defriended or blocked.)
I have crushed on more 2D characters (including video game characters) than real people. First was TK from Digimon 02.
I have picked a bucket of strawberries from a REAL strawberry farm.
I got paid to go into an MRI.
I have 95+ manga books (not including the ones my mom threw out or burned.)
I have beaten someone till blood was spilt. I also kicked a guy in the crotch– well ok I’ve kicked MANY guys in the crotch. Ohh elementary school…
I have lost the game on many occasions. Like now.
I have had my picture taken while in cosplay.
I have watched 76,771 youtube videos.
I have not bought a single Apple product.
Yeah I can’t think of much more. I don’t really plan on adding onto this list since it’s just me boasting.
March 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
A comment to a pixiv post in regards to the recent burst of Hetalia fanart of Kiku Honda (Japan) and the Earthquake that happened on March 11, 2011.
I kind of get the feeling I’m missing something; lost in translation if you will. Maybe because I haven’t seen some of the images being posted on pixiv that are being refered to (ie they were removed).
From my understanding (of the Google translate English), I don’t think they’re necessarily asking you to STOP your “freedom of expression” but rather to think before you act; don’t be reckless; be responsible. They even specified artists to use disclaimers if there is a slight chance someone would be offended and you still wish to publish the work. In addition, it is listed what they thought was “imprudent” as if they were trying to clarify that for us. People are entitled to their opinions and artist must be conciously aware of that [even if they don’t give a damm]
I do agree that artists need to be careful with their intentions. If the Japanese express offense from something the artist drew, then it is the artist’s responsibility to respect their opinion. In this case, it might be easier to just remove your work than try to explain it in words, especially how easy it is for both parties to misunderstand each other with the obvious language and cultural barrier. But that right is reserved solely to the artist’s discretion.
A lot of people in the fandom seem to be commenting more on the fact that it is WAY TOO SOON, but I am sorry to say: but that’s how art work. For example (spoiler alert), when Mami was decapitated in episode 3 of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, there was a significant number of joke fanart. For someone who took her death so serious (ie that guy who cried during his review on youtube), it would have been considered too soon. But the principality is still there: if an artist wants to express something, it will be done sooner rather than later. Yes, some of the art may be insensitive and perhaps it is too soon (I mean, there is a time and place for everything.) But as I stated in my quote, there needs to be respect from both the artist and the people who find themselves offended. In order for that to happen, both parties need to be concious of one another. This is what it means to have freedom of expression.
Man, the things I do for Hetalia at 4 in the morning. Wish I was like this with studying
November 16, 2010 § 1 Comment
BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS! For 18 chapters, I’ve been reading this and normally I wouldn’t notice but NOT WHEN SHE GREW 4 CUP SIZES. It’s not that I wasn’t paying attention to them, they are blatantly IN MY FACE! UGH!
April 12, 2010 § Leave a comment