November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
England, why you such a cutie~? /obligatory fangirl happy dance and cheering
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
July 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Maru Kaite Chikyuu
This is only the TV size (not really TV cause its an ONA), the full version will be coming later (hopefully). Hetalia ending theme, yeah! I really wanted to do this one because I’m complete obsessed with Hetalia (have been for more than a year now). The second I found sheets for this I memorized it and never forgot it! But then I never had time to learn the full length version. So like I said, it will be coming!
I got the arrangement from Nico Nico: http://www.mediafire.com/?mnhmmglfjz
So thank you very much person!
July 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
Pub to Go
Yousei-san, yousei-san, Ahahaha~! Oh Iggy ❤
I think the laugh should be my ringtone, just to scare people.
May 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
One of my favourite Axis Power Hetalia MADs. There are many reasons as to why this MAD has gained such a high place in many fans hearts. For one thing, animation is solid for something fan made. Song choice was also excellent. Although I am not too familiar with who is the artist, I have to say that it is a very nice song that definitely reflects the feelings when one parts way with a significant other(s). I guess that’s sort of how I feel about graduation. Back to the MAD. I guess another reason why its one of my favourite is because Arthur is in it! It is really interesting how the artist interpreted the American Revolution, and the relationship between England and America. It was less, Americans were unhappy and just decided to spite England but more it was time for them to leave the nest, like how many other nations felt at the time where nationalism was very important. Lets just say, the relationship seems more mutual than how the textbook or any teacher would explain it to be.
Anyway, I purposely found a video with English translations because the lyrics and the animations go hand in hand ish.
May 27, 2009 § 1 Comment
So recently I discovered the hilarity of enneagrams. For those who don’t know what they are, check out wiki NOW!
I’m a seven (not sure about wings.) Meaning, my brain is on crack and thinks everything is cool.
You died? Excellent, one less person to worry about.
You laugh at me know, but guess what, I’m laughing with you! I’m so stupid it makes me laugh.
Sevens are known to be very childlike and optimistic and energetic. They like experiencing new things all the time and
Anyway, so basically this random book in the library said that because I am numb to sad and negative feelings, I tend to think everyone else who is sad as an inferior being who hasn’t evolved. So if you are sad, I will laugh at you.
My boyfriend rejected me! I am now sad!
Hahaha, sucks to your asmar, you loser.
Hey! You can’t laugh at me! You like that guy who likes that person!
Sure I can, because you’re crying and I’m not, duh!
If you read descriptions of Sevens, the one thing we hate is being bored, pinned down, and negative feelings. Which I find true. Being bored is a nightmare, and it sucks that I don’t have friends who understand that, and thus refuse to hang out with me every single day cause I’m probably the most annoying person ever for laughing at their face. Haha.
Anyway, currently, I’m trying to figure out all the Hetalia character’s number just because Hetalia is my crack right now. SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE ENNEAGRAM TALK!