#WHAT THE FLUFF AMERICA! Charlottesville Riots leaves one dead. what is the Confederate symbol?


Long time no see.

Well, I lost my written lists for the 8 Great Rivals and 7 shows that made me cry topics, so these are on hold until I can write them back up.

Next time, I will have to use one of these:

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This week I have to wonder what year I’m in? it seems to be the 1940s, 50s or 60s because we have a White Nationalist Movement and we have threats of nuclear war.

CNN: Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN)One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters in….

ABC: Charlottesville murder suspect’s teacher: ‘He thought Nazis were pretty cool guys’

The Statue at the Center of Charlottesville’s Storm

Three’s a charm. The Rule of three.

Why do people support the Confederacy? Or even want to? For it it such an anachronistic symbol of division in the United States. What is wrong in the modern era? And what do we possibly want from the past? When we are progressing into an era of technology, expansive learning and curiosity, diversity, etc.

It’s funny because no where in Michigan is the Union flag displayed except in the museums. Why? Because it was replaced by the fifty star American flag, along with the state. You can see flags from other countries mounted on hotels and law firms. This international display displays on what the structure stands for. And I should add: The flags in their current form. What purpose would the Union flag have?

Giant American flag displayed on the Mackinac Bridge for Independence Day

Instead of thinking over it, I rather just show videos to display the thoughts of others. It is indeed obvious that what happened in Charlottesville is disgusting, and I rather not just say “it’s disgusting” and leave it alone at that. What I really like to do is offer different sides and what show what they look like, despite how appalling they may be.

In all honesty, this cannot and will not go away. There are rooted values that someone is above the weak; the bad examples of one or few can lead to the believe that genocide or some form of destruction is a solution. I seem to recall everyone getting upset with the idea of banning Confederacy flags (Looks cool TBH).

DOGGIE, THE ANTI-SEMITIC, THE PRO-WHITE, THE PRO RACE

Internet is a scary place.

A funny question: Putting #fanfiction in your resume (Revision)


Here is a small revision of my now deleted post. I was rushing out the door when I posted the previous one and I’m sorry. I’m sure there was more that I wanted to add, and I should’ve checked it better.

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I found this funny question lying somewhere on the net, and I forgot where. It quickly met with an answer of rejection. But instead of saying “No” and leaving it at that, I thought about it a bit more diligently.

First, I probably understand the point of asking the question. You want to provide writing samples such as for magazine or newspaper articles so you can look like an author; news media, including the spread of misinformation, imbue the online and social media.

Second, you were passionate about the work you created despite any kind of quality. Some need work, some put their hair and heart into it for sure, some think they are arrogantly or truthfully, creative. You have something to show.

Third, there is the protection of one’s product or property. Whether you like it or not, the practice of fanfiction is disagreeable here and there. It is thanks to advocates of freedom of expression and of parody being a legal medium of entertainment that fanworks are given positive critique. Some published authors have written fanfiction as well.

LINK: Professional Author Fanfic Policies (FANLORE w/references)

So what is the answer?

I’d go with “no”. I also thought of why the question was given a “no” from where I found it; the word “no” can also mean that there should be alternatives.

Here is the negative part: I took consideration in the influence of the website that you place your work in.

Fanfiction, especially Fanfiction.net, which is considered the core site for where the works are found, can be a literature cesspool. I myself have ambivalent views. If you put in a link such as “https://www.fanfiction.net/~TelsaDagger” (not real by the way) in your resume or cover level, it might look pretty strange. However, people see themselves as authors and you, once in a while, can find a good product.

I also thought that this may be the most important reason: You’re not aspiring to become a published author or land your article in a reading medium by springing off the back of another unless you’re doing news or some other kind of non-fiction.

If you look at the guidelines of manuscript submissions, even for books or comics, you realize that your creativity matters. The base that you will provide matters. That is the usual case — your aspect that you must make exist. Also, when you do work on getting a writer’s job or do publishing, you have to offer reasons as to why you’re qualified and why should your writing be approved? Will your writing aim be a success? Think of the readers.

Do not think Inuyasha. Not Olympus. Not The Hunger Games. Not Rick and Morty. Not Big Bang Theory. Not Game of Thrones.

When it comes to fanfiction and one’s life, you need to know are you legally able to write (or translate) derivative work? Are you given the permission? Does the publisher, the person (or people/company) who concocted the work gave you the permission? Do you shoot to become a writer for DC Comics or Disney for example?

In any case, it’s not like the work you made can’t be inspired into something else. Also, as fanfiction is writing, you’ll have the mentality of an author.

From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘After’: Why publishers want fan fiction to go mainstream (WASHINGTON POST)

Check out Attack on Titan Anthology, an reinterpretation of Isayama Hajime’s original work. Various artists provided their own spin and style on AoT.

As you can see, Attack of Titan was an international success, whether you agree or not, and it makes sense to do this anthology.

I hope this is fair.

I even thought of saying “How about posting fanfics elsewhere?” For example, what if I posted my fanfics on this blog? But ultimately, I still thought the word “No”.

Simple | 2015 Katsuki Masako x Shumei Doki Article (Part 2) #バッサリさん #勝生真沙子


Previous article: K.M x Shumei Doki (Part 1)

Let’s return to Katsuki-san’s mental strength.

From Last time

From BLEACH B Station:

イライラを溜め込んでしまう性格を直すにはどうすればいいですか?

勝「とっとと言えっっ!」

“A personality that accumulates irritation/nervousness, what should I do to correct it?”

“Katsu: Speak right away!!”

舞台に立ったときにあがらない為のアドバイスを下さい!

勝「みんなあがってんだよっ!」

“Please give advice for going against standing on stage” (note: implies that the person is nervous? Agara nai is a negative of “doing something/going up”)

KATSU: “Everyone is like that/everyone does it/GET UP AND DO IT!

YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW

役者をやってるのですが勝生さんの様に太く長く続ける為にはどうすればいいですか?

勝「笑えっっ!!

I am an actor. How do I continue a long time [as actor] strongly like Katsuki-san?

LAUGH!

This reminds me of what I said in a previous entry about online abuse in regards to acting and the http://www.nyfa.edu, which is the the New York Film Academy: “you need to survive physically and mentally.”

The New York Film Academy’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film program places a heavy emphasis on two additional kinds of courses: foundation studies and physical and mental wellness.

The above quotes from BLEACH B STATION pretty much confirms that Katsuki is a casual, straightforward type of character, but I guess she isn’t on the radio show there to “instruct”. Instead of technical advice, it’s rather “sitting on the sofa” type of silly, relaxation talk. She seemed comfortable with Morita Mazakazu [C.V of BLEACH’S Ichigo, radio personality] and they laughed through and through.

Is being positive wrong? Is it frustrating to ask instruction from someone who faces little error due to length of experience?

On to PART 2

I found a file where I collected a bunch of tweets, from watchers to quotes, regarding the Shumei Doki program. Back then, when the program aired and afterwards, I wanted to gather as much impressions as I could, along with the information and the reactions of the advice.

If one of the methods to relieve discomfort and stress is to “laugh”, could it be so simple as to “not think about it?”

It seems to be the advice of a theater actor.

Quore from SHUMEI DOKI:
「年寄りや若い人の声なんて色々あるんだから
自分が与えられた役を

自分で素直に演じるだけです。

だって私が選ばれたんだから
どんな声を演じてもいいわけなんだから」

Because oneself is given a variety of roles from old to young person, perform obediently. After all, I was chosen, therefore voice that is performed should be good.

Obedience could mean reliance. Now, it could be my awful grammar and a mistranslation, I don’t want her to come off as completely arrogant. The concept seems very simple. I think she is being very considerate. A voice quality might be strange to a role, but actor should be loyal, and immersed, to the performance. Also, the point of the actor, especially the voice actor, is to play roles, few and many.

In voice acting, there is something called “voices of seven colors” (七色; nanairo) or a person who can perform various roles. It may mean a “specific thing” (ie: comedic, cool type, boy/girl, elder, animal); every actor has a width in performance. It does not necessarily mean the change of tone in a voice, which cannot change that significantly, but the nuance.

Here are good links regarding research on VA’s role adaptability by inutorikoya and yuzu:

  • 研究「声質の適合性」 (女性編) (Female)
  • 研究「声質の適合性」 (男性編) (Male)
  • IMO, there has been very few cases where Katsuki-san disappoints me, even if it’s a male role. I think the male role is a bit subtle, that it made me wonder. Most women play a young male; Katsuki seemed to have had difficulty with the dark witch in the Pre-Cure films.

    「役柄の年齢は気にしない。
    問題は感情だけ。
    お腹に力入れて、感情を込めて」

    The age of the role doesn’t matter.
    It’s nothing but an emotional problem [your feelings].
    Load your emotions within your stomach

    Not sure if I got that third phrase properly. It either means to ignore age (or all worries) as an issue or use your feelings to reinforce your acting. It could be both.

    勝生真沙子の演技指導「喋れば良いです」

    Katsuki Masako’s Performance Guidance: Speaking should be good

    Absolutely agree, and a lack of nervousness and the balance of breath (and consideration of how the speech comes out) support this. If anything, Katsuki-san articulation is often praised. Even recently, by Hirata Hiroaki, the C.V of ONE PIECE’s Sanji and SAIYUKI’S Sha Gojyo:

    平田:またあの役が大変だからね。僕は勝生さんの演技がとっても大好きで、セリフの言い方とか滑舌とか、すごく聞き取りやすい喋りをなさる方なんだけど、その勝生さんでも大変なセリフってあるんだ、って、僕も新鮮に見ていました。

    Katsuki-san will appear in SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST as Sharak Sanjo. Apparently, it is a challenging role for her, perhaps due to the sutra, technical term, and the importance of the lines (as a SANZO PRIEST). Hoshi Souichiro expresses that it was “an exciting/very interesting experience to see”. Isn’t to face a flaw and break through it not a good thing?

    SOURCE: SAIYUKI Story – Chairman and Hoshi Souchiro in good health and going strong (GUNOSY)

    SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST Advanced Screen Event.

    That’s all for now. I leave you with this man.

    JUST DO IT!

    The answer is in the line | Doggie Stories – Why do I like drawing? #cyberf


    A little weekend frustration trying to figure out scheduling balance. School and work is quite tantalizing. With a child niece? Even more so. Plus, trying to figure out method of payment for hundreds of semester tuition, which probably gave rise to most of my frustration. I ended up sighing a lot.

    I may have to go into counseling.

    Doggie Drawing

    Drawing is one of those things that I think that one can continue to improve on. Change, offer different perspectives (or character?) each time. The same with writing.

    I don’t like tutorials because it doesn’t completely teach you how to draw. They’ll have the basic techniques, blocking in, and how to hold a pencil, but they’ll break it down in few steps. Is it expecting you to follow directions to a T?

    It won’t come out exactly especially if you’re starting out. The importance is your confidence and how much practice you put in it. You will then wonder where your style ends up. In addition to the confidence, there is also the critique. And, a wise man once said:

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    You’re often told to start on paper. I do hate cliches because I wonder when the improvement will come, or when that certain spot comes.

    Despite the bland word, PRACTICE is necessity, plus a sense of contrastive and comparative perception, symmetry, area perspective and negative space, field of view, and many other things. Then, by instinct, your hand moves and don’t realize it; that is another issue with tutorials, written by those who already know what to do, instilled firmly with muscle memory.

    The line expresses many things, and each medium can produce a value. A thick line, a thin line, a round or sharp line that can express the age of a face, a muscle, etc. There are also invisible lines that support your idea of proportions/measurements. When you make an initial guideline sketch, don’t be afraid to go outside of them.

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    Blocking in an Asurada so I can finally draw that car. I did this last night before bed.

    How to see shapes?

    Experts, or professionals, say it’s the right brain: One of two Hannibal-favorite muscles in your head responsible for imagination, visualization, intuition and more.

    That’s because you want to see shapes, rather than focusing too hard on “what a thing is supposed to be (or the association of a part)? An estimation; rather than a nose like how you’re familiar with it, you probably see a few circles. Take the shades of a person’s face for example. Thus, the reason behind the blind-coutour exercises.

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain | The Official Website of Betty Edwards

    In three entries, or rather one, I discuss about the 10,000 hour theory and provide examples of “improvement”.

    According to Betsy Edwards, these students improved in five days: BEFORE then AFTER

    How you’re holding the pencil, and how relaxed your posture is, can really make a difference.

    More another day.

    Help ya boy Shinji out! | Celebrate @Megumi_Ogata’s 25th Anniversary ALBUM #animeg25th #wishes


    LINK: “Animeg. 25th” Megumi Ogata 25th Seiyuu Debut Anniversary Project

    Long story short.

    Ogata Megumi is a voice actress/singer that I admire, with too many credits for me to list, and she’s an advocate for animators in their business and her fans including overseas.

    So now, she believes that one of the ways to support financial dissemination is through crowdfunding. She’s releasing a new CD, and overseas fans can get it through Tokyo Mirai Mode‏.

    How? Just back the crowdfunding.

    And here is the album’s JUICY tracklist:

    “Taiyou Ga Mata Kagayaku Toki” – from Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – feat. Nobuyuki Hiyama
    “Moon Revenge” – from Sailor Moon R: The Movie – feat. Masako Katsuki
    “Platinum” – from Cardcaptor Sakura
    “Komm, süsser Tod” – from THE END OF EVANGELION
    “Driver’s High” – from Great Teacher Onizuka
    “Fukanzen Nenshou” – from Kamisama Dolls
    “My Soul, Your Beats!” – from Angel Beats!
    “Kimi no Kioku” – from Persona 3
    “Kamisama no Itazura” – from Tamayura: Hitotose
    “Bye Bye Yesterday” – from Assassination Classroom Second Season – feat. TERASAKA-GUMI
    “Hikari” – from Hamatora
    “Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku” – from Danganronpa
    “Sakuranagashi” – from EVANGELION: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Indeed. All of these products, from EVA to Persona, Ogata has appeared in all of them. I am personally looking forward to the Sailor Moon duet; believe me, I’ve contained my excitement. Even though the goal has been met, let’s acknowledge this wish further and continue to support Ogata.

    “What can I do to overcome this invisible wall separating the fans and myself? There has to be something that even I can do, right?”

    (Sic) I also wish my project could help finds residing outside of Japan to gain access to a wide variety of Japanese content. Nothing would make me happier than having those wishes come true.

    P.S:

    AROUND THE WORLD BABY! (Yes, I like Daft Punk)

    More Links/Sources:
    TOWER RECORDS: 緒方恵美、声優デビュー25周年記念アニソンカバーアルバム『アニメグ。25th』の一般流通盤が登場!

    nlab: 声優・緒方恵美の25周年アルバム、檜山修之さん、勝生真沙子さんら6人が参加決定! エヴァQ「桜流し」の追加収録も

    Spreading the love? About @GL_Phantasy + an Issue in Michigan


    What good am I? If I don’t promote my own platform, expecting someone to see it?

    Once in a while, on social media, I like to share news or some knowledgeable tidbits that I happen to pass by. About future developments such as what we see in outer space, renewable gas, school techniques, touching stories about the handicapped, local sports, military, etc. Not necessarily politics. Something with some kind of meaning. So, I made an account to spread interest in different themes.

    Maybe I didn’t think too ahead.

    To provide advertisement, networking, and maybe advice with research. For example, you want to work in psychology so you and I should find a way to spread counseling (or maybe you want to be a teacher, and you want to do writing). For example on writing, you can give me one of your essays to put on my blog. Also, advertising donation pages, and maybe my own personal projects if I ever find time.

    I’m not too embarrassed by it. It’s something that I always enjoyed. It’s something I think social media should be used for.

    On the deeper end, it is a selfish reason to grow money. I also have my insecurities as desirable money doesn’t come soon and net popularity is unpredictable.

    Being human, I can be selfish and financial insecurity is one of the top issues in the United States.

  • BOSTON REVIEW: 80 Percent of Americans Experience Economic Insecurity (Fischer)
  • theatlantic.com: What Is Driving America’s Financial Woes? (Green)
  • It’s funny when people can get paid for their own opinion or sharing information via free writing, or exposing rhetoric. It is not that strange to do then?

    I even considered AdSense and changing the blog address, since the website’s name is a bit ridiculous, and who is interested in a person called “Doggie”? You don’t exactly find a place called “Supra anything” and expect something useful. It is indeed in the name. You see “Conservative Wagon”, you think political; you see “StickWithIt”, you may think…of a few things.

    More importantly, the views don’t stack up so it’s not a good idea for me to try Adsense. Various people always note about the unpredictability of net popularity.

    TO be honest, despite the blog address, I want people to read more. That’s why I do comic reviews. I plan to do more for novels.

    My six-year-old niece is in a growing psychological stage in her life and has to start being more comfortable in reading. She’s also saving money in her piggie bank (or trying to). Reading is a growing problem in Michigan, particularly southern Michigan (AKA: The troll land), where over 80% of the Detroit residents are not proficient in reading and math. For the latter, I’m probably one of them and I stay clear from accounting.

    Apparently, in Detroit, it is getting so bad that they have to sue the goverment and local teachers for making their children illiterate. I even brought that up at one point.

    CNSNews.com: Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math

    CNS states 90%, while I see comments starting 50%; it’s still too high. Among that, there is also the issue with real estate and crime.

    The Convo: Detroit’s Recovery – The Glass is Half Full

    SDW: Literacy Lawsuit in Detroit

    Glove State Murder, Crime, and Jesus Complex?

    So, I thought, “If I could do something, I’d like it”. At the most, I can only offer exposure for these articles whether they are frauds or not.

    Doggie Sketch a Day – Happy Belated to Niece #nintendo


    So this wasn’t 3-8 minutes, but my niece likes Princess Peach. She turned six years old and is going to first grade. This Summer, however, we’ll have to work on her reading.

     

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