Arnold @Schwarzenegger has a mesage about ghosts, a useless cause, and shameful lives


Keywords “choices” and evolve”.

Even here on Supra Doggie World blog I always want to hammer down the idea that anything can change, and there can be a different perspective to what you’ve seen or what you’ve thought of.

You have the power to use it for something good.

A free acting sense? Mental Strength? Release the stress | 2015 Katsuki Masako x Shumei Doki Article (Part 1) #勝生真沙子


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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller (ヘレン・ケラー)

It’s been nearly two years in the making. Matter of fact, this was hanging in my documents, incomplete, for quite some time. Real life has gotten in the way, but this is something I wanted to place a lot of effort and accuracy into. Why?

Back in September 2015, there was a program special called Shumei Doki (趣味どきっ!一声入魂!アニメ声優塾; Hobby time! Voice consecration! Anime Voice actor private school!) hosted by multi-talent Nakagawa Shoko (AKA: SHOKOTAN) and two other guests. Each week, Shoko and these guests are assigned to a single instructor: Eight well known seiyu or voice actors. I love the majority of them, their craft indeed renowned.

What was this special about?”

誰もが知っている“あのアニメキャラクター”は、なぜあんなにも魅力的なのか?
キャラクターに声で命を吹き込む声優にスポットをあて、制作現場の裏側で繰り広げられる声優たちの努力や創意工夫、情熱の源を明かしていく。

番組では、魅力あるキャラを完成させるために、声優たちが声の演技に込めるもののすべてを“アニ神魂”と呼び、 単にアニメ制作現場の裏側を知るだけではなく、人生の教訓ともなる教えを学ぶ。

塾長として番組を取り仕切るのは、アニメ、漫画などに関する造詣が深く、声優としても活躍する歌手・タレントの中川翔子。 アニメと共に時代を創り上げてきた声優陣をゲスト講師として招き、“アニ神魂”を引き出していく。

Why is “that anime character” we know so attractive? The voice actors who breathe life and voice to the character, voice actors of effort and inventive idea, working behind the production, source of passion, are revealed to light.

This program, completing charming character, performance of voice actors are called “Ani god spirit”.

Lessons of life are learned.

One of the instructors, the seventh, is someone I would probably put in my TOP 10 Japanese voice actors. When it comes to females in entirety, she would probably rank in my TOP 5. I adore this person.

A sensual tone, a passionate timbre, probably a go-to-gal when you reliably want a strong female character, this person is probably best known to Westerners as the voice of NARUTO’s Fifth Hokage and Sailor Moon’s Sailor Neptune (in which was recently given to Ohara Sayaka for Sailor Moon Crystal) among a long line of credits – animation, tokusatsu, video games, dubbing, narrator, drama CDS, singing. Among her performances is her rather silly personality; she is also a VA tutor of the Tokyo Animation College in Shinjuku. There’s an impression that a “heart is straight”.

Her name is Katsuki Masako.
(その名前は勝生真沙子)

There are many things that I could say about this person but I should contain myself to the main topic.

In today’s age where there are live shows and music performances of seiyu, Katsuki-san’s appearance in media is quite rare. In such an opportunity, as an instructor of Shumei DOKI, she applies knowledge that is fundamental NOT just for any actor, but is also universal health advice. What to learn from “sensei”? Sensei’s advice is nothing technical or complex.

On the program, she was defined as 止まらない勝生 (tomaranai katsuki). The unstoppable Katsuki.

It’s weird because Katsuki’s theme is “freedom”: Having little preparation of getting into the part, and let the flow run free. Why is that? It’s due to the pressure. An actor’s mind should be released of pressure. Now, I will elaborate on sensei’s performance style or Katsuki-ryuu (勝生流).

This is the Refresh Style (リフレッシュ術).

心構え = 勝生流声優道
Prepation/readiness/mental atitude = Katsuki style VA path

One of the techniques to release this pressure or stress is LAUGHING! I recall her appearance on “BLEACH B STATION”, hosted by Morita Matsukazu (the C.V of Kurosaki Ichigo) and answered a question from someone regarding “being scared”

And K’s answer was “WARAE” or “to laugh!”.

BLEACH B STATION
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!」

Tell me advice to stand on stage.
Everyone get up!

The majority of her explanation in Shumei Doki is about a strong mentality, or there is “little matter”.

I found a hilarious photo regarding the “laughing” advice in connection to the program and I have yet to find it (and I am totally upset about it).

Using the voice

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The diaphragm, which is the piece of muscle underneath your ribcage that supports your lungs and the flow of air, has an important function in breathing, thus your voice. Another important factor for your use of voice is your larynx. To put it simply, the muscles you contain in neck and chest must coordinate equally. This is necessary when singing, using the muscles in continuum.

Your vocal cords (in laryx) function by vibrating from air and making sound. Because you breathe outward while speaking, laryx goes down and your cords close. Avoid touching the back of something with tongue (or muscles). To not stray far from the point and not into science, the point is that breathing is highly important. You have a versatile voice capable of making sound, including tone change. So confidence shall be a factor in a good performance because it’s both physical and mental. Inflection is important as well; not just voice but the use of speech.

Listen to a contrabass flute of different range of “low” notes.

A mental effort is a significant factor within a performer not just for the practice and conveying for a character, but to avoid self-indulgence, and to know what to expect from such a job (ie: difficult products, criticism/ugly remarks, etc). This also includes your mistakes. Also, a confrontation of a physical and mental disorder. There should be a step-by-step patience and motivation.

Part 2 and further elaboration should come another time.

About Katsuki-san:

 

Doggie Sketch-a-Day – Stress Relief. That’s more like it


My goal is to re-draw SHADOW SKILL’S Gau Ban again in a fight pose. So, I’m back to working on the body. Circles and smooth lines, and it became random and dynamic.

I made Gau faces a couple days ago in my hand pad (this isn’t it) to look for the right expression, but I guess…I have to work on him looking like the Gau I know.

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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.

    Sacrilegious Hot Mess | Kamen Rider Amazons S2 1-11 #仮面ライダーアマゾンズ


    I can’t even find a joke. Nearly every episode, I feel like I’m blighted and vomited my soul out. Somehow, the violence became worse, and so did the entire situation. Even back at the end of S1, I felt like nothing was solved, despite the plot surrounding the removing the dangerous Amazons.

    I think I officially fear females being writers, and funny enough, Kobayashi Yasuko is responsible, partially or fully, for OOOs, Ryuki, Gobusters, Denoh and Tokkyuger. She also participated in Attack on Titan, episodes of GEAR FIGHTER DENDOH, and many others.

    If AMAZONS has cons then it’s the alternating goals of the cast and the stubbornness of 2nd season’s main character. It pretty much turns into civil war. There isn’t a black and white sense of good and evil in AMAZONS. Human morality isn’t clear as humans are in danger of a large threat, at least in Japan, and that is the threat of turning into murderous monsters and getting hunted down. In S1, we ask, or Haruka asks, if killing and eating a “former” human is okay?

    As Amazons S2 nears the end, I think we’re sighing relief.

    I can’t help but see Rider BLADE-Kenzaki in this Amazon Neo. Chihiro can’t fight that well though.

    SPOILERS! ALL OF IT!

    Continue reading

    Illness? Sketch a Day + DF Dendoh Lyrics and Game #GEAR戦士電童


    A small follow up from yesterday’s article Quick Impressions of GEAR FIGHTER DENDOH!

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    I am a bit ill so here’s a Sketch today and some lyrics that I’ve been wondering about when I started the Dendoh series. So episode 1’s intro song, and occasional scene music, is called “Heaven’s Premonition” (天空の予感; tenkuu no yokan). I thought it was a good insert for the scene where the Data Weapons scatter across the earth, and seeing a mysterious little girl stumbling across a beach.

    天空の予感

    If I were the sun,
    I’d be gone.
    If I were the moon,
    had be gone.

    If I were the sky,
    I’d be gone.
    and If I were the star,
    had be gone.

    If I talk with you,
    I could Dream, may be free.

    So you know,
    I were alone so long

    If I were the sun, I’d be gone.
    If I were the moon, had be gone.

    By the way, here’s footage of the PS1 game:

    Unacceptable. Words for mental abuse online #health #support


    So far,  I made a couple of entries on information, what’s relayed, by who, and about the consideration of conducting oneself. One’s character.

    Months ago, I saw something that made me irate, but more so, I became impressed by the aftermath.

    This is Doggie Simmer Talk.

    Who is deserving of online abuse and why?

    Not sure what I would call her. She’s not my “friend” even though I’d secretly like her to be (did I say “secret”?). I’ll keep it anonymous.  Let’s call her “Lady M”, like Mikumo from Macross.

    She’s “young” and talented with the big sister title.

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    Popularity could be synonymous to “knowing thoroughly what he/she does”. Whether it is broadcasting, which I always loved, culinary, writing, or singing.

    But I respect her. This Lady M. I don’t like the idea of someone being put under another due to popularity. However, if it weren’t for popularity, some wouldn’t follow in “Lady M’s” footsteps. Some people, notable names even, aspire to be her or work with her.

    M seemed to have be accused for “self-promotion”. In other words, an unworthy human being; maybe a washout even? There is a gap within the “popularity level”. Also, she might’eve been called bad names and was frequently disparaged.

    Why was such hatred received?

    Jealously? A thrill? A deceptive truth?

    Lady M was being susceptible to abuse for some time. It is perhaps the reason why she’s been fickle and upset over “her words”. Grieving over it as if she received some attacks that most could not see. One point she put her foot down and revealed this abuse.

    “That is not my intention”.

    “Those words, do not send them to another woman aside from myself!”

    It is possible that she “isn’t nice“.  Who isn’t rash and who doesn’t get angry and say a harsh thing? Especially on social media? However, so far, from my own impression, M is pretty accepting to a follower or a random stranger, easily inspired, and does not say a cruel thing. People who have worked with her has stated the same thing: “Heart is nice”, “big-hearted”, “nice big sister”, relatively the same.

    They describe her as “温かい” (atatakai) and “大らか” (ooraka; generous). This is a reply to someone who said that M “seemed scary”:

    ええっ⁉︎ 優しいよ〜(^ー^)ノ💕
    まぁ声も強いし、キャラのイメージもあるんだろうね^_−☆
    ハッキリした方だけど、心はあったかいんでござるよ

    “Huh?! She’s tender.

    Voice is strong, and so is the character’s image. [The character is strong too]

    A blunt person, however, has a warm heart.”

    From my POV, M does say many strange phrases (ie: “A man holding a purse is odd” or along those lines) but often apologizes for it. The “blunt person” part may be true after all. It’s not entirely the abuse. M always says “Sorry u(_-_)u” for an awkward phrase. Those who receive scathing words are usually those who dedicate their time and their actions to being negative to others. Take politicians for example.

    So far, she hasn’t said anything personal or political, and often praises/thanks others, commenting that she is “healed by gentle words”.

     

    For those who witnessed the abuse was quite supportive, and M thanked them.

    Doggie Thoughts

    I’ve seen this before, the belittlement of someone being “not popular enough”. An actor could retire for not receiving enough roles, let alone main roles,  as it is a demanding, competitive, and wide industry, and someone could leave a comment such as “I don’t know you, so good for you” or “Great”.

    For Lady M personally, it is extreme ignorance. There can be more said, but that is all.

    To quote www.nyfa.edu: “you need to survive physically and mentally.”

    Also, do not quit. After so many years, Lady M has not quit. Don’t think of yourself as useless and don’t let anyone else say so. And if you’re wrong, be humble and reflect on the mistake/words.