there’s no time to cry over boys.
my page for the Sailor Moon Ultra Crystal Zine that will be sold at the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair held at MoMA PS1.
Hey One Piece Fandom!
If you’ve been following the oppositivityproject, you’ll know that the introduction of this blog is long overdue however, we’ve finally managed to realise that this would be really great in our fandom right about now. If you view this blog, you’ll find that it’s still under construction but that’s only because we need you guys to help us!
The idea of this blog is not to promote but to get your name out there and find more bloggers who’ll interest you. We’re including lists of graphic makers, artists, writers, ask/role play blogs, otp/ship blogs and anything else we’ve neglected to mention (gomen!) We’re also including birthdays of people in this fandom, which we believe will also tie us closer. Other posts we will be making/reblogging will include important announcements throughout the One Piece fandom, events and quite possibly commission info?
But we can’t do it without you guys. What can you guys do? You can either message us which category (max. 3) you would like to be put under or wait for a post which specifies a category to come around and simply reblog it. We’re not being too strict on the definition of what each category is but please do not simply reblog a post just because you posted something 1 year ago. You do not have to regularly post things that align with your category however, please don’t use it to simply promote your blog. We’re all equals here! Hence why we’ve also included a soon to be massive list of every one in the fandom who requests to be on it.
So please reblog this post to create awareness and allow many people in the One Piece fandom on Tumblr to see it! :)
This sounds pretty cool! Reblogging to spread the word. I don’t know if I’d feel comfortable putting myself there, especially as it says you shouldn’t use it to promote your blog. I like to keep things fairly relaxed here and I fear that defining my content as one of three categories would make me feel bound to either stick with that or keep returning to opdirectory to change things. (Not to mention that I can be quite negative at times, especially about the most recent arcs.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dethorats!!! These quick ‘n’ dirty sketches (well, quick for me, at least) are for you. ♥ Jimbei’s serious as usual, Nami’s playing at being demure and Vivi’s playing at being Namilike. Have a great day!
Doyle's up and out to meet the day. I think that's Litos telling his guys to relax. He has kind of a hard time later in the little war that erupts before the Death of Speedy, but he’s okay eventually. Check out the fence at left, the telephone pole, and Litos' stance. Not quite full on, just slightly turned to the left. Ray's whole outfit is really well done, too.
Earlier in this same issue, Jaime did a two page piece about Maggie and Hopey with much smaller panels. The art there seemed much more compressed and crowded. Here, things are wide open and there’s room to look around and see everything that’s happening. Different styles for different stories, maybe? Experimenting?
As I recall, Doyle was pretty big on not counting his chickens.
We take a break from routine and take a peak into Sanji’s past in order to get us into his mindset and explore just what makes him a survivor.
Hiding. He is scared as hell, sweating and gasping if you can tell by that little puff of air there. Why? He doesn’t want to get killed by them. He doesn’t care about the others around him. Not even his fellow cooks. (who he may not know that well to begin with) No, he is hiding and trying to not be seen so he won’t get killed. Which is just fine as he is ten years old and not really trained in fighting so it’s a completely natural reaction—but it is also the action of a survivor.
Luffy, at 10 would have run out and clobbered ‘em. Even at 7 he would have been angry enough to put up a fight. Zoro at 10 would have run out and clobbered them and tried to take them all out at once. Nami’s a special case but I can picture her, at 10, either hiding or trying to manipulate her way onboard to get the money they stole. Usopp at 10 would have bro fisted Sanji and hid even better, like in a cabinet. (…)
And here is where Sanji differs from (babbu) Usopp in a big way. He proactively goes out to fight. He’s not the type to just hide when he can work to prevent that which he’s scared of, or at least combat it. He already cut the gu who may have attacked him. But here he is definitely not using kitchen knives like a cook, but like someone who has nothing else to defend himself with. Which he doesn’t.
Though I think it’s almost like someone flipped a switch or something. For whatever reason, Sanji is terrified of getting killed by pirates. No one said anything about killing yet. Was it just rumor coupled with the violence of the Cook Pirates’ attack? Or has he seen pirate brutality first hand? Is that why he is alone? We don’t know. So many questionssss.
The We-Are blog by tresdem/night-mare-chan reaches Sanji’s traumatising backstory and talks about the younger Zeff, Zeff’s and Sanji’s feelings for each other, how surprisingly quick little Sanji to leap to thoughts of needing to kill others and getting killed, the parallel between the younger Zeff and a certain dramatic longnosed moment in a recent manga chapter (remember, the We-Are blog may at any times cast forward to the future in its look through the past: Oda keeps putting all these threads and patterns in, after all); among other things.
So now that we’ve gotten Zoro’s epic moment of character arcing and Sanji’s past done, it’s time to pull ourselves back to the main story. In this part, we really see the inner workings of Sanji, we explore control in great detail, and we have some pretty epic moments in between.
Now the action of Krieg et al vs Luffy & the Baratie crew really gets started!
Title: Raven and the Sea
Pairing(s) or No Pairing: Luffy/Usopp
Oneshot/Multi-Chapter: (You may also include the word/chapter count here) Oneshot, 723 words
Summary: “Water 7, meet folklore”, says the writer. A retelling of Luffy and Usopp from their meeting up until the Water 7 break-up and fight, given a mythical/folklorish framing.
Review: Chibi-trillian manages to give a mythical feel to the pairing without making them seem OOC, and the folk tale-ish language works really well and is beautiful to boot. Makes very good use of Water 7 angst but still manages to remain hopeful, though it was written before Water 7/Enies Lobby ended. Passionate and heartfelt.
Reblogging my own rec for this is indeed a lovely old fanfic. (Apparently the linking html turns wonky in submissions to opfanfic for some reason, I’ll have to remember to stop using it. Might turn okay in this edited reblog, might not.)
The subtitles translate this as “Who cares about the ocean?!”, but I think we can all infer the real meaning here.
Usagi screaming her displeasure at the unfeeling ocean, which dares to stay peaceful and beautiful in the face of her impotent rage, remains one of my favourite moments of the series.
In the Translators’ Notes to a volume of the Fruits Basket manga I learned that a phrase much like this (“DAMN YOU OCEAN” or something) was in a Japanese movie in the 1970s and became instantly well-known and parodied. /half-remembered second-hand information
While the hotel employees and Usagi (and by extension Luna) are all NOPE DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING IF WE DIDN’T SEE IT IT CAN’T KILL US about the ghost, Rei and Ami just ignore them to sort shit out.
WHICH I LOVE
NNNNNNGHH LOVE THIS USAGI/AMI/REI TIME SO MUCH
Rei and Ami’s friendship is just so incredibly important to them both (as I’ve screamed and cried about at excessive length), and I love watching how they’ve come to this place of being such trusted teammates to each other.
I started to go off in tags last post. I cut them, feeling I was rambling a bit, but OOPS HERE IT ALL IS ANYWAY HA HA I DON’T CARE
Rei being at her utter badassedness about this ghost business is awesome, but not too terribly surprising. This is pretty much what she DOES. Ami is the only other person here though who isn’t freaking out, and I attribute that to two things:
1. Ami has seen a lot of shit so far, and isn’t naturally given to panic.
2. Rei isn’t freaking out.
Ami knows exactly what I spelled out above: this is all completely in Rei’s domain. And Ami TRUSTS Rei. Ami trusts Rei without hesitation, with exactly the kind of confidence that the others put in Ami when she’s analyzing something. I have so much love for how Ami consistently, in so many ways, breaks out of the “smart one” stereotype to prevent her from becoming a one-dimensional caricature. Ami is intelligent, but ruled by her heart. Ami is the complete opposite of cold and detached. Ami is reason while Rei is intuition. It would be so easy to play to that type and cast her as a person of science and logic who puts no stock in Rei’s senses and impressions.
Yet she never, ever does.
Ami knows that this is an area where Rei excels, and so without question Ami turns to her, trusts her, follows her lead.
Rei and Ami’s relationship is so important. Not just as friends, but as Senshi, and I will forever love this time period for allowing that relationship to thrive.
if anyone remembers the story that was making rounds a while back about a 19 year old discovering the solution to cleaning up the pacific garbage patch, that project launched a fundraider which now has 7 days to reach it’s goal.
crASHES THROUGH THE WALL BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEBODY NEEDED MONEY TO CLEAN THE OCEAN