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yuropyon:

It was a matter of time

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Pizza Cake…

draa:

sailormooncollectibles:

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(last option is the STAR LOCKETTTTTT!!!!!! can I persuade everyone to include that in their vote?!?!?!?! :D)

Here’s the translation in order: 

Cutie Moon Rod

Spiral Heart Moon Rod

Kaleidoscope Moon scope

Crystal Star brooch

Cosmic Heart Compact

Moon chalice

Prism Heart Compact (Chibimoon’s S compact)

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Chibi Moon Compact (SuperS compact)

Crystal Carillon (Twinkle Bell)

Transformation stick

Star Locket

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Tamura Yukari,
弱虫ペダル「ラブ☆ヒメ」

/falls to the ground

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jpopmagazine:

Rolling Stone Japan 「FLOWER OF WOMEN」

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averylovestv:

thewinchesterswagger:

I respect your argument but Canada has a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur quarter.
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I’m pretty proud to say Canada makes the best mints ever.

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thejoyfool:

chuuni:

I’m not going to make it a long post so here are a few things:

  • I joined because I wanted to, not because I’m naive or being coerced into it.
  • I don’t care about getting any profit from the book, getting a copy in itself is a big reward because I get to see other amazing artworks….

As a guest artist myself, my biggest reward would be to have the book complete its purpose for the person in need, as all my effort would be worth it.

moehitsu:

soundlesswind:

Is it just me?

izumikrukawa:

joodlez:

Am I the only one who feels like it’s a terrible, exploitative thing to get 30+ guest artists for a book that’s being sold for personal gains?

There is no mention of a charity and about 80% of the work is guest art,…

I would just like to say, as a participating artist, I find it incredibly frustrating that more and more people who truly know absolutely nothing over the actual planning and organization of the book itself are so quick to ‘defend’ the participating artists without consulting them directly. Several comments have expressed speculation on whether or not guest artists knew that they would not be receiving payment and that the majority of profits would go towards a single, unnamed individual in need. As an artist who was invited, I would like to clarify (as a number of guest artists already have) that I knew the purpose of the book, fully understood I would be receiving no profits/payment and still happily contributed. I have personally contributed as a guest artist to a number of artbooks, and have very rarely been paid to do so. Sometimes I say yes because it is for charity, but many more times I agree to participate because either the person asking is a friend or an artist I admire, and the theme of the book is something I would find enjoyable to draw.

I thank people for their concern, but would also appreciate if, instead of spreading rumours and speculation grounded in nothing but personal opinion, please consult any one of the guest artists involved in the book and I’m absolutely certain that any one of them will tell you they willingly participated knowing that they would not be paid.

Thank you!

chuuni:

I’m not going to make it a long post so here are a few things:

  • I joined because I wanted to, not because I’m naive or being coerced into it.
  • I don’t care about getting any profit from the book, getting a copy in itself is a big reward because I get to see other amazing artworks. Not all rewards are monetary.
  • If the artists who participated in the project are okay with it, why is it anyone else’s business to prod? People say the person had legitimate reasons to doubt but I’m not sure about that myself. I think it’s rather ill-willed and nosy, put under the guise of “concern for artist rights”. Thanks for your input, but It’s not like we’re stupid.

That being said, please support the book! Whether it’s for helping out another person or not, you’re not losing anything by getting a lovely book with gorgeous art.

Asker maiawesome Asks:
Dear Kaze-Hime, I want you to know that you're having my - and surely lots of others - fullest support concerning the new artbook. It's seriously heart-wrenching to see how it got shoved into such bad light and I don't really get it to be honest... Why someone else besides the contributing artists has to meddle in the whole affair of how things were tied up simply puzzles me, now -that's- waaay more fishy to me. I hope you sell lots of books and that your friend in need get better soon!
soundlesswind soundlesswind Said:

Thank you for your ask. I appreciate your support. I’ll let her know your kind regards.

Regarding the affair, well, Judy is entitled to opinions on her own blog, I’m not against that, though I feel like she jumped the gun a little too quickly requesting a boycott. I only posted the book just a short while ago, and then she sent an ask only shortly after (which went MIA apparently). I did have a few mistakes on the artist list, and I also omitted information that could have avoided this fiasco, and now a ton of people are eyeing me skeptically. Which, alright, is understandable. 

What I’m a bit irked about is that she made a lot of over the top assumptions, but irked not because of what she said, but because of who she is. We never really got along before, but it’s not like we’re strangers, That she jumped to the conclusion I would do something so awful in the first place is actually quite a stab. 

I’m entitled to defend myself too, albeit I’m not doing the best job. I’m answering questions as quickly as I can, but hardly anyone is bothering to address me directly, while all the questions I do catch scrolling are asking the same thing, the one thing I don’t want to publicly answer: who is it going to, what for. Or otherwise telling me I should’ve just done so in the first place… Well… what am I supposed to do now… I responded as quickly as I could. 

The worst thing, though, is that it seems like not enough weight is put on the artists’s feelings. The origin of all this doubts whether or not I’m mistreating artists or not but that’s not the case. They’re very supportive of the project, they’re very supportive of me, and a lot of of them are trying to make that known. The book is being avoided because the cause seems sketchy but how many people actually remember that those on board did this because they wanted to, are supporting it, and are encouraging me as this drags on, so what exactly is being fought for??? 

In the first place I never called this a charity book, yet now it’s being treated as such. It’s an anthology. The funds have now been stated to go to where. Must I have to announce it goes to who and for what? Is that what it takes to quiet things down?

klgfanart:

tinycartridge:

Is this real Tomodachi Life ⊟

Guys, Friend Fiction is never going to be the same once this drops in a couple months. And you’ll be able to easily share screenshots from those virtual scenes on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter:

"Tomodachi Life already supports Nintendo’s Image Share tool, but the developers have gone a step further. They’ve included a link that will automatically launch the service into the game itself. So players will be able to quickly share screenshots using this tool."

This is me right now.

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I AM SO GLAD THIS IS COMING OVER HERE

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izumikrukawa:

joodlez:

Am I the only one who feels like it’s a terrible, exploitative thing to get 30+ guest artists for a book that’s being sold for personal gains?

There is no mention of a charity and about 80% of the work is guest art, meaning the guest artists…

First of all, please excuse any grammar or spelling mistake as English isn’t my first language. 

I understand joodlez’s initial concern, and I think that defending artist’s rights is always a cause worth fighting for. However, as one of the contributing artists of the book, I feel like I’m being told something like “whoa can’t you see they’re using you?” which I find as inappropiate as the “please boycott this project unless it turns out to be a charity” tag on the original post. 

I can’t speak for all the artists who joined this project but I can and will speak for myself. Whenever I decide to join a project like this I always keep three things in mind (I base my decision on these three things), 1) the theme 2) my time availability and 3) what will I earn if I join (and I’m not talking about money only, even though I work as an artist). Why not the cause? because any charity / fundraiser cause is always important, no matter where the funds are destined to go. There are people and institutions in need everywhere in the world, in all kinds of situations, so If it’s going either to a hospital or to the red cross or another kind of institution, it doesn’t make a difference to me. 

Now about this case in particular, Kaze-Hime stated in her invitations what the cause of the book was, why she was organizing it and that she was open to provide further details to anyone who was interested in a deeper explanation. I had an available place in my schedule and I loved the theme, so I accepted, because the question “what will I earn if I join” was automatically answered from the moment I got excited with the theme. The idea of drawing one of the heroines from my childhood and joining a bunch of artists doing the same was enough for me. I made my decision by my own will and not because someone else threatened me with a gun. I don’t think every reward has to be monetary when you work as an artist. I do draw for a living, but that doesn’t prevent me from drawing things I like whenever I want and for whatever reason I find important. And by doing this I’m not selling myself nor undervaluing my art (quite the contrary, I’m respecting myself by dedicating some time to draw the things I like). I agree 100% that artists shouldn’t work for free and that many, many people try to take advantage of us because they don’t even appreciate our art. But none of the artists involved in this project are amateurs. If they accepted to join (knowing the cause even if it was vague, and even with their busy schedules), then they must have had their own personal and important reasons to do so. 

So, contrary to what some people believe, supporting this project is supporting the artists involved. Not by giving them money, but by validating and respecting their decisions to have joined the book. The moment you say “I won’t support this because the main artist is earning thousands of dollars at the cost of other people’s work” you’re calling us, the contributing artists, a bunch of unexperienced naive idiots. I know that’s not what you meant and that you had good intentions from the beggining to clarify this whole thing, but please, respect the trust we have put into the main organizers and don’t take off weight to our decisions. 

The most frustrating part of this is that the contributing artists are likely going to let it slide on the basis of preserving the relationship with the “main artist.”

I almost felt insulted with this. I don’t even have a ‘relationship’ with Kaze-Hime, so why would it be so important to keep a relationship with someone I don’t know? And even if I was her intimate friend, why would it be wrong if I helped her? why would our relationship be in danger if I didn’t contribute to her book? If what you mean is that some people keep pseudo relationships with popular artists as if they were public relations because they benefit themselves with that, then I agree it is frustrating, but that’s actually their (and the popular artist’s) problem. 

I’m not naive and I understand that there’s always the possibility that Kaze-Hime or any other artbook organizer could be scamming their contributors and secretly raising funds for themselves, but I’m willing to take the risk (and honestly I don’t think this case in particular is a scam). That’s why the main reason of my decision to join each project isn’t the cause per se. There are better and more direct ways to help those in need for me. But if I have good reasons to join and there’s an almost certain chance that I’m helping someone else, then why not? I’m not losing anything, I’m not devaluating myself as an artist. I’m actually earning things and probably helping others. 

And last but not least, please don’t think that the people supporting the project is being scammed or lied to. They were never asked to donate for a charity. They’re only buying a product that was being promoted as such (an anthology), and not as a charity / fundraiser. Kaze-Hime is not taking money off people’s wallets and asking for donations in exchange for nothing. When you buy an artbook from a random professional artist you buy it because you want their art, you want their product, not because you know how they’ll use the money afterwards. And I think the same happened to the people who preordered from the first day; they were paying for the book they wanted to buy. They were never scammed. 

Again, I know you had put courage into your post and had the best intentions, and I would have totally agreed with you if this was a project with unexperienced artists who were promised to ‘have exposure’ in exchange of their hard work (like all those stupid ‘job’ offers we see everywhere), but this isn’t the case. I speak for myself but I’m sure that I’m not the only one on this project who joined for their own personal and important reasons.

My apologies for the long chain of conversations. If this has affected your opinions about the book (and perhaps even about myself) for a negative turn, though regrettable, for this I sincerely understand.

I’m at fault for not thinking things through a little more regarding organization and disclosure of information (though my hands really are tied for this specific case alone). I work something like 14 hours a day (12 or 10 if I’m lucky), and in my spare time I had to throw this project together in haste while trying to make deadline. I really didn’t foresee things exploding like this, considering myself, and three other organizers (there’s more than just me actually), didn’t receive any questions of concern prior to today. It never really occurred to us until it was addressed, and perhaps in the worst possible way, that the way the project was presented could be taken the wrong way. 

Because this is going to affect, I wish to highlight a few things:

  1. I am not at all profiting from this project. The guests are not profiting from this project.
  2. The money is being donated to a girl in need (for reasons I cannot disclose). At least 15% is being donated to charity, and it has been decided where to.
  3. The artist involved with the project are very supportive of the book. They all joined because they wanted to, they knew beforehand, they have read all of this, and even now still do support. We hope you will still continue to support the book we all worked very hard on. It really is a gorgeous collection.

And that’s it… it’s not too complicated. With this, I’ve said all that I currently am able to.