Weekly Announcement (2014/09/15)

arcvship:

No additions this week!

Up To Vote (PLEASE VOTE HERE):

  • Sora x Yuzu
  • ConcordShipping
    • Yuzu has a music theme and Sora sang in one of his duels (23); a concord in music is combined harmonious notes and so could be linked to Fusion.
  • CottonCandyShipping
    • Their hair matches the most popular cotton candy colors, and Sora has a sweets theme.
  • MedleyShipping
    • Yuzu has a music theme and Sora sang in one of his duels (23); a medley in music is multiple pieces performed as one and potentially overlapping, which could be linked to Fusion.
  • MusicBoxShipping
    • Yuzu has a music theme and Sora’s deck uses toys; music boxes play music and are often sold as toys.
  • SweetMelodyShipping
    • Sora likes sweets and the English name for Yuzu’s archetype is ‘Melodious’.
  • SweetNoteShipping
  • Sweets refer to Sora and (musical) notes refer to Yuzu. A sweet note could also refer to a cute love letter in addition to music.

ETA:Sorry about the HTML mess-up there! Not entirely sure what Tumblr even did to mess that up tbh.

bekkomi:

I saw a post over this a while ago and doodled this.

bekkomi:

I saw a post over this a while ago and doodled this.

copperbadge:

tzikeh:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing
look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.
in short, knock it off.

This is something I would never, ever say in almost any other circumstance, but if you tag your fic on AO3 as if you were tagging a tumblr post, YOU ARE DOING FANDOM WRONG.
OBJECTIVELY WRONG.

FYI guys this makes me actual facts bonkers and I’m not even involved with AO3 beyond posting there. You are actively driving off readers when you do it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your poor fanfic, which we are ignoring because of its tags. 

copperbadge:

tzikeh:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing

look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.

in short, knock it off.

This is something I would never, ever say in almost any other circumstance, but if you tag your fic on AO3 as if you were tagging a tumblr post, YOU ARE DOING FANDOM WRONG.

OBJECTIVELY WRONG.

FYI guys this makes me actual facts bonkers and I’m not even involved with AO3 beyond posting there. You are actively driving off readers when you do it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your poor fanfic, which we are ignoring because of its tags. 

sometimes I wanna do yu-jyo for zexal but that’s such a time commitment

that’s ok

kaykayandersen:

I like this a lot, but saying that Zexal is “better than it’s predecessors” is terribly bias. Plus this is how fandom wars start, also Yugi, Judai, and Yuya weren’t “Geniuses”. That was only Yusei.

Yeah it’s definitely biased, but I stand by it because there’s a lot ZEXAL suffers from (ladies ladies ladies, bad side characters, etc), but it’s also taken the faults of its predecessors and improved on them (plotting, making the duels more interesting, not suffering from the weird tumor that befell 5D’s tourney arc). Each show has its own strengths and weaknesses and themes but I ultimately think ZEXAL stands strongest. 

But, no, that wasn’t just Yusei, Yami and Judai are excellent players with high win records (ARC-V wasn’t out yet; Yuya’s at 50%, so he’s average to Yuma’s “how do i shot trap”).

(Source: adreus)

i have this philosophy

my creative writing professor last year gave me one piece of solid advice that i’m never going to forget

he said that he hates vague words like “almost” and “nearly” because you’re about to go for something but then you yank it back, like the writer’s afraid of doing something concrete. why did he almost fall, why is it nearly pitch-black, why does he looks like he’s about to cry, when he could be crying?

now this is the professor with whom i shared the draft of gravity walk, and that is the draft upon which he shared this tidbit with me

and so this is exactly why we get ryoga kamishiro tripping instead of almost falling—because my philosophy is, “can something bad or embarrassing happen to ryoga right here in this moment? good. let’s do it”

arc v hsau where shun and reiji may or may not (and by may or may not i mean totally do) have dumb crushes on the twins from drama club

Here’s the thing about Shun’s crush on Sakaki Yuuto.

Yuuto’s a shit actor.

He has absolutely no skill in acting or in singing or anything even vaguely thespian; like, he can barely lie, does it all blatant and straightforward, so you can’t tell if he’s being sarcastic or if he’s just being stupid. He’s at his most dramatic when he’s being totally serious—like when he tells Reiji, who’s just passing by with the AV cart, “Stay away from Yuuya” and means it? It sounds more like something out of Raoul.

Yuuya’s playing Raoul. He deserved the Phantom, in Reiji’s opinion, but, hey, fine. Raouls graduate to Phantoms soon enough.

Yuuto is a stagehand. He doesn’t do his homework as part of his Punk thing, but he’s not allowed to come home without his brother, So. 

(Mostly he just stands around and scowls while Yuuya does his thing, unless someone’s absent — then Yuuto gets to read their lines).

Reiji pushes his glasses up his nose and continues past the drama club with his cart; Shun’s hovering outside the computer room, looking this way and that, because, uh, hello, Reiji was supposed to meet him for that code today, but when Reiji gets there Shun says, “Rehearsals today,” and Reiji just silently pushes the AV cart to its place, turns on his heel, and walks out the door.

Shun follows. “Anyone absent today?”

yuma has one of those phones where you can set custom ringtones for each of your contacts; ryoga has heard most of the ringtones except his

"Your tone? Oh, I don’t have one. ‘Cause you never call anyway!"

HAHAHA jk

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fic prompt: mizael tells kaito what happened to him

Asᴛʀᴀʟ Wᴏʀʟᴅ ɪs ᴅʏɪɴɢ.

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vkai w/ chris getting gum in his hair and being a giant nerdbaby about it

I’M SORRY I FEEL LIKE THIS IS DRY

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Chris wears a hat to work.

This is… well, actually, it’s an improvement, since Chris should be wearing a hat or a braid or something so his hair’ll stop getting into everything in the lab, hello, does he cook with it open, too, but he keeps touching it, tentatively reaching up just to make sure it’s still on.

And let Kaito be more precise: It’s not just a hat.

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SUPER COMFY IN BED, WANNA WRITE THINGS, DON’T KNOW WHAT

prompts?? characters?? talk 2 me

I just wanted to say I loved the ending to Gravity Walk and it's been great reading it too. (waiting for a new chapter and getting one was always a treat.) It made me laugh really hard way more than once or twice and it felt like I was still watching Zexal despite the show ending since I had as much fun reading the fic as watching the show itself. So thanks a bunch for sharing it with the rest of us!
Anonymous

AAA THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING COMPLIMENTS I’VE EVER GOTTEN?? You’re welcome and thank you!! It was my pleasure! ;w;

Congratulations on finishing Gravity Walk! <3
Anonymous

Thank you!! c: