Don’t Like the Content? Mute or Block

It’s strange to me when people complain about seeing ships they don’t like on their timeline or headcanons they don’t like. Just mute or block the account? There’s no hard feelings – if anything they’d rather prefer you to not interact with their content if you’re going to bring negativity to them. Artists and writers work hard on what they do and don’t deserve to have negative comments or threats sent to them. Muting and blocking takes two seconds and is super easy to do! I think it’s a great idea!

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So, Here’s My Bad Poetry

I did a poetry course last year because I’m finishing up my Communications degree. I had to put together a portfolio and honestly I’m not a big poetry fan so I thought I’d share my poems because I don’t care about them but think I did okay:

I Wish To Wake Up

I wish to wake up again.

To be here

but not there.

I wish to walk upon this lush earth,

and feel the petals curl through my toes.

I thought I could be taught

how to wake up again.

To stand up in the blooming field

And proclaim, “I am here!”

I wish to wake up again.But I can’t seem to drag…

        my feet out of the bed.

To The Beach

If I could drag my feet out of bed…

i would crawl my way to the beach.

I would dive into the waves even if I bled.

i’d wash away to a place no-one can reach.

I would love to curl my toes in the sand

as the heat swelters over me like a swarm.

And then in the shrill waves I would stand

where no-one could ever, ever stay warm.

No matter how much you cry out, it’s already done.

i shall go and you shall stay, my love.

After all, these waves weigh a ton.

i’m where sun’s rays can’t find me: a dead, silent dove.

All around me ashes burn with a metallic smell,

        so, I will accept that I might go to hell.

The Smell’s Stitched Into My Clothes

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

as the ashes burn in the orange flame

i stoke the red fire until it’s slowly tame.

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

under my warm skin their ashes hide

as they fizzle down into the freezing tide.

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

even as the leaves blow through the gale

their paling faces seep into the sky’s glowing veil.

their smiling mouths are a stitched-together lie,

as you stand over them for your final good-bye.

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

as I stood over your body, I pitied my strength and

pitied their fear. We now enter rows.

The smell’s stitched into my clothes.

         Tell them: embrace life, live free.

         And please, straighten your bows.

You Are Galaxies of Magic

You glow in the frost-bitten light

as ashes dance upon your lips.

I know you have galaxies of magic

hidden beneath your diming skin.

The stars leap through the cosmos

as blood courses through your veins.

In every breath, in every cell

the planets will twirl through your hair.

The moons swirl around celestial bodies

while your skin is as cold as this white plane.

        What a beautiful sight you were.

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Which Anime Has The Best Fandom?

Fandom is a heavilyyyyy debated topic. Do you believe that there is an anime with a ‘best’ fandom? Perhaps one that is known to be fairly non-toxic, creative, or chill?

Usually to make your fandom experience I would just suggest muting and blocking people who make content you don’t like. There’s no hard feelings! It’s just to curate your space how you want. Fandom is about engaging in a positive way for yourself after all.

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Are There Any Concert Band Anime?

I want to see an anime based upon a concert band! Show me the students struggling to practise! Using them instrument stereotypes, a mean conductor, the first violinist falling ill suddenly, the flutes being too loud, the brass mucking around, and the percussion being underappreciated. It could be like a cute slice of life with different episodes following different characters in different sections. Or it could be like a war game between sections and chairs. Who wants to write the script?

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5 Facts to Know About Todoroki Enji

  1. Endeavour stars off the series as 45 years old, his birthday is August 8th, he’s 195cm tall, his weight is 118kg, his blood type is AB, his favourite food is kuzumochi, and he was born near the Shizouka Prefecture.
  2. While his blood type is AB, Shoto has the blood type O. For this to be realistically possible, Endeavour would have to have a rare genetic mutation known as Cis AB. Having this mutation is the only genetically possible way for a person with an AB blood type to have a child with an O blood type.
  3. Endeavour’s surname contains the kanji for ‘roar’ (轟 todoroki) while his first name contains the kanji for (炎 en), and ‘boss’ (司 ji). Enji is a common component of male names. When written in the Latin alphabet, Endeavour’s name is also the same name as a fire god in Albanian mythology who was worshipped by the Illyrians. Endeavour’s hero name also means ‘attempting to achieve a goal,’ which is very fitting for him.
  4. In Endeavour’s original concept, he was an instruction at U.A. Horikoshi got rid of this idea though because having both the 1st and 2nd highest ranking hero’s in Japan as teachers at U.A. would favour Class 1-A too much – since most conflicts the school would face would then be too easy to deal with.
  5. According to the Ultra Archive, Endeavour’s stats are:
    Power 5/5 (A)
    Speed 5/5 (A)
    Technique 5/5 (A)
    Intelligence 4/5 (B)
    Cooperativeness 2/5 (D)
    While his stats according to the Ultra Analysis are:
    Power 6/6 (S)
    Speed 5/6 (A)
    Technique 5/6 (A)
    Intelligence 4/6 (B)
    Doting Father 6/6 (S)

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Why Do Studios Make Anime That Are Bad?

There are many amazing anime out there. But there is equally the same amount of mediocre or bad anime. It makes you wonder – why do bad anime get green-lit to be made?

It takes a lot of effort after all to make an anime. There’s (sometimes) royalties, scripts, budgeting, directing, animating, producing, voice acting, editing, and so much more. With so much going into making an anime, why would people bother to put so much effort into something they know will flop commercially? It’ll just be a waste of money. For companies they’re lucky they’ll break even or at worse, go into debt. For staff members, they can be lumped into the idea that they ‘helped make’ a ‘bad’ quality’ series even if they have no say.

So to answer for the question – it seems that these anime are made because of poor planning and communication. The original script is not what is made. A script/pitch is brought before many different people who have their own ideas and own power within the production. Each department having a different budget and ideas and communication channels effects how well something ends up.

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5 Facts to Know About Mirio Togata

  1. Mirio’s birthday is July 15th, he’s 181cm tall, his blood type is O, he was born in Chiba Prefecture, his favourite food is ramen and his favourite thing is comedy.
  2. Horikoshi has said he considers Mirio an easy character to draw because of his simple facial features.
  3. Mirio shares his birthday with Midoriya and also Rapt Tokage (a character featuring in MHA Vigilantes.
  4. As a child, Mirio is voiced my Megan Shipman in the English dub – who also voices La Brava.
  5. Mirio’s name contains the kanji for ‘through’ (通 tō)  and ‘form’ (形 gata). The kanji read together can also mean ‘conformity’ (通形 tsūgyō). His first name comes from ‘million’ (ミリオン mirion). Alternatively, the ‘to’ is a possible reading of ‘ten’ (十) which can refer to the fact that he would have been the 10th User of All for All if All Might passed it onto him instead of Midoriya like Sir Nighteye wanted.

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Would You Rather? Jujutsu Kaisen

Would you rather:
Be Toji’s worm?
Or
Be Yuta’s girlfriend-turned-cursed-spirit?

Would you rather:
Have Toji/Maki’s heavenly restriction?
Or
Have Mechamaru’s heavenly restriction?

Would you rather:
Train at the Tokyo school?
Or
Train at the Kyoto school?

Would you rather:
Go shopping with Nobara?
Or
Have dinner with Nanami?

Would you rather:
Have to fight Todo?
Or
Have to fight Mahito?

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Are All Anime Characters Right-Handed?

Approximately 10% of people are left-handed. That’s 1 in 10 people! But does this 10% translate over into anime?

Well, it certainly is easier to stick to characters being right-handed to streamline the production process where possible. Because of this it’s likely that characters that we know are left-handed, are left-handed because it’s written into their story.

For example, Ushijima from Haikyuu! is left-handed. In volleyball it’s a major benefit for him and his dad stood up for him against his family to left Ushijima use his left hand instead of being forcefully changed to right-handed.

Akiyama from K-On! is also left-handed, something that is troublesome for many musicians such as Akiyama who’s a bass player. Since basses are set up for right-handed people, you need to seek out a left-handed specific bass. For Akiyama, once she gets a left-handed bass her music potential explodes.

Ed from Fullmetal Alchemist is left-handed because he lost his right arm, which he lost when he failed human transmutation when he was younger.

Sasuke however is suggested to be left-handed because when Hagoromo askes for Sasuke’s dominant hand he holds up his left. He also tends to sign jutsu with his left – however Sasuke uses his sword and other weapons in his right. So perhaps he’s ambidextrous. This seems to be the cause for quite a few characters. And other characters are left-handed but it’s more of a small fun detail fans can notice – such as Zero Two who uses her left hand when learning to write but it’s not a thing that’s brought up.

But who’s your favourite left-handed character? What’s your thoughts on this topic?

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5 Facts to Know About Ryuko Tatsuma

  1. Ryuko’s birthday is September 22, she is aged 26, she’s 166cm tall, her blood type is A, and she was born in Okinawa. Ryuko is also said to love shiny things (most likely a reference to the tales of dragons having hordes of gold and gems).
  2. Ryuko’s name contains the kyujitai and shinjitai versions of the same character, meaning ‘dragon’ 竜 (tatsu) and 龍 (ryū). The ‘kyu’ in her Hero name also sounds like the Japanese word for the number nine, which was her former rank.
  3. Ryuko is currently the second-highest ranking female Pro Hero in Japan (she was ranked 9 but then dropped to 10, and is second to Mirko who is ranked 6 and therefore the highest ranking female Pro Hero in Japan).
  4. Ryuko’s English voice actor, Katelyn Barr, also voiced Mika Jiro and Cow Lady.
  5. Ryuko’s stats according ot the Ultra Analysis Book are:
    Power 5/6 (A)
    Speed 4/6 (B)
    Technique 4/6 (B)
    Intelligence 5/6 (A)
    Care-taking 5/6 (A)

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