I say yes to more of all of these! ^u^
literary genres and tropes: dystopia;
a form of literature that explores social and political structures. it is a creation of a nightmare world - unlike its opposite, utopia, which is an ideal world. dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. it often features different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions, and a state of constant warfare or violence. many novels combine both dystopia and utopia, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of the two possible futures.
NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE
NEED COLLEGE FOR JOB
NEED JOB FOR MONEY
WHO THE FUCK DESIGNED THIS SYSTEM
NEED EXPERIENCE FOR JOB
NEED JOB TO GET EXPERIENCE
NEED CAR FOR JOB
NEED JOB FOR CAR
90% of my anxiety in a text post
► Kinoshita Momoka’s Letter to Ichikawa Miori (Team N’s 140307 LOD):
"To everyone that visited tonight, good evening. I’m Kinoshita Momoka.
Now then, to the essential Ichikawa-san:
This time, you turned 20 (mumbles, mumbles), and with that said, of course I also think that it is amazing news for a person who is aiming for Ichikawa-san.
However, the requests for me to come and write a letter surprised me.
The first time I saw and spoke with you was when I was still obsessed with gore.
During the time when I was still addicted to gore, you showed an interest.
At that time, little more than one or two words were exchanged. There was no way I could have imagined that our relationship would come to the point where I would be allowed to read a letter now.
And with that said, I came.
"Why can’t I get along with this person?" is what I’m sure everyone else has also thought.
Why did I befriend someone like Ichikawa-san?
There’s a correct answer for that.
I like people who can be respected.
And also, people with extremely twisted personalities, parentheses, such as Riichan.
Ichikawa-san is the only person that I respect.
People who try to differ from as many people as possible are odd,
And people without common sense are incomprehensible.
I’m aware that you’re, objectively, all of those things. Each time, I’ve come to respect all of the various Ichikawa-san’s that I’ve seen. “Are you really human and yet this attractive?” It’s that sort of feeling.
Although you’ll never be a lemon,
I think you’ll turn twenty with a friendly heart.
As you transfer over to NMB,
Right now, I’m sure you’re very anxious and complexed.
However, no matter where you are, the atmosphere will surely brighten around you.
You’re liked by many people, so everything should go well.
Well, when you no longer have any money, there’s a vacant room in my house.
You’re welcome any time.
But if you come, you have to wear a school swimsuit instead.
Finally, Ichikawa-san, please continue to look as you do now.
Happy twentieth birthday.
Momoka really scares me everytime.
AKB members on Helium
From Nemousu TV season 3 vol 10. While climbing up Mt. Fuji, as the members were getting exhausted, a letter was given to them along with some strange cans that was sent by Ariyoshi the host.
Ariyoshi wrote them an encouraging message along with instructions that the cans contain some kind of oxygen that the members can inhale to help them breathe better in the current atmosphere. Touched by his message and the gift, the members went ahead and inhaled whatever was in the cans.
However they soon realized they’ve been tricked and that the cans actually contain helium.
I couldn’t stop laughing the first time I heard everyone speaking in chipmunk voices. Yuko realized they’ve been tricked and angrily yelling “Wait this is helium!”. Myao’s cute voice just going “What the heck? What the heck?” and Kitarie’s yelling “Ah so cool!”. But mostly I LOL’d when I heard Sayaka’s helium voice going “I’m Akimoto Sayaka” and “Fighting!” XD
I thought Yuko’s real voice is funny as it is, but after hearing her voice from here, she definitely sounds more hilarious and it fits her squirrel like character.
ehh random huge art post reference stylesheets for various eras please excuse any inaccuracies c:
Yes. Yes, I can. And while I won’t say that this is the worst “reference” set I’ve seen, I still would never trust anyone who claims that the baroque period went from 1600 to 1800… or that the Directoire and Empire lasted until 1900 -___- (The baroque aesthetic dominated the entirety of the 1600s— though it still evolved during the period— and, depending on who you talk to, it gave way to the rococo some time during the 1720s-30s. The rococo peaked and ended during the 1760s. The dates for the Directoire and Empire are also incorrect. The Directoire went from 1795 to 1799, and the Consulate and Empire lasted from 1800 to 1815, but these terms apply only to France.)
If you want reference images that really cover an extensive period, then you want The Complete Costume History by Auguste Racinet. The contents, as listed on Amazon, include:
Part I: The Ancient World (Egypt, Assyria, Israel, Persia and Phrygia, Greece, Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Rome, Barbarian Europe, Celts and Gauls); Part II: The 19th Century - Beyond the Borders of Europe (Oceania, Africa, Eskimos, North American Indians, Mexican Indians, South American Indians, China, Japan, India, Ceylon, Middle East, Orient, Turkey); Part III: Europe 400-1800 (Byzantium, France-Byzantine, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, England, Holland); Part IV: Traditional Costume Till the Late 19th Century (Scandinavia, Holland, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France); Part V: Patterns and Templates
This book weighs a ton, but it’s well worth every penny, since it actually goes beyond typical European clothing— there’s a lot on other cultures as well as European folk costumes. However, it doesn’t cover anything beyond ~1810 (although finding reference material for nineteenth century fashion is very easy, so I don’t consider this a problem).
And the best thing is that you can browse the whole thing online at archive.org! Here are the links to all five volumes of the German edition:
- Geschichte des Kostüms (vol. 1) by Auguste Racinet
- Geschichte des Kostüms (vol. 2) by Auguste Racinet
- Geschichte des Kostüms (vol. 3) by Auguste Racinet
- Geschichte des Kostüms (vol. 4) by Auguste Racinet
- Geschichte des Kostüms (vol. 5) by Auguste Racinet
If any of the links are broken, let me know.