Ooooo! And I finally replaced the Fantasia art book that vanished last summer. I’m still convinced that my brother took advantage of me being gone during the boxing up faze of the move to swipe it, but I only have circumstantial evidence.

Sadly, there are very few Fairy Tail prints. And even fewer Free! prints that don’t show too much ab (which I would be all for if I didn’t live with people who would never let me hear the end of it if I put that on my wall.) Not sure if I’m gonna buy anything else while I’m here.

Best cosplays of the day. (It’s always nice to see a Gray cosplayer who actually has a 6-pack. His friends told him to flex when I asked for his photo XD)

There’s a FT gathering tomorrow afternoon, so fingers crossed that I’ll find some of the characters I know are wondering around that I couldn’t photograph today. I was dressed up as Raguna today, who is sometimes the protagonist of a niche enough series that I’m surprised anyone asked for my photo, but tomorrow I’m gonna dress up as Rogue.

Kind of embarrassed to go, though. I’ve never made armor before, so I had no idea where to start with those shin guard things of his. When I finally got a tutorial on making armor pieces that looked the way I wanted my costume to turn out, I didn’t have enough time to get the materials and put everything together. I ended up covering a 12-pack soda box in silver duct tape at the last minute OTL

But the shirt came out pretty good. And the skirt-y thing is nice. And I freaking love the cape. That’ll just make my ugly shin armor uglier by comparison, but at least the costume isn’t a total disaster.

Was Elfman wearing Sting’s clothes in that cover?

Was gonna wait until I had them halfway done, but whatever. I’m only 3 frames short. That’s close enough.
Sorry they’re taking me so long. School got crazy and I got a job and I still have other stuff I’ve gotta and wanna do, so I can’t dedicate as much time to them in one go as I could with the Rave Master shimeji. I’m making more of an effort to find time now, at least.
I stole mysticshonu’s idea for the exceed suits. I don’t have the same style as them, but my shimeji will kinda fit with their Natsu shimeji? I’m also stealing their idea to make the dragon slayer motion sick when you swing them around, but I haven’t drawn either of those yet.
Generally, Rogue is easier to make really simple frames, because his cape and shadows let me skimp on detail. Sting is easier to give more movement to because I don’t have to figure out what to do with a cape. Also, I cheated a bit on Sting’s “spin head” motion. Three of those frames are identical. If I remember, I’ll draw some alt versions so he can be adjusted to think about Yukino and maybe Natsu. I’ll probably also edit or completely redraw Rogue’s “falling” frame. It’s not awful, but I really don’t feel like it’s good.
Haru and Lucia were a shared download because I figured there would be enough people who only wanted Haru that Lucia would get pretty ignored. I’m not too worried about these two, though. And kind of curious to see which would be more popular. I’ll wait until I’ve finished both to put them up, but they’ll be separate downloads.

Was gonna wait until I had them halfway done, but whatever. I’m only 3 frames short. That’s close enough.

Sorry they’re taking me so long. School got crazy and I got a job and I still have other stuff I’ve gotta and wanna do, so I can’t dedicate as much time to them in one go as I could with the Rave Master shimeji. I’m making more of an effort to find time now, at least.

I stole mysticshonu’s idea for the exceed suits. I don’t have the same style as them, but my shimeji will kinda fit with their Natsu shimeji? I’m also stealing their idea to make the dragon slayer motion sick when you swing them around, but I haven’t drawn either of those yet.

Generally, Rogue is easier to make really simple frames, because his cape and shadows let me skimp on detail. Sting is easier to give more movement to because I don’t have to figure out what to do with a cape. Also, I cheated a bit on Sting’s “spin head” motion. Three of those frames are identical. If I remember, I’ll draw some alt versions so he can be adjusted to think about Yukino and maybe Natsu. I’ll probably also edit or completely redraw Rogue’s “falling” frame. It’s not awful, but I really don’t feel like it’s good.

Haru and Lucia were a shared download because I figured there would be enough people who only wanted Haru that Lucia would get pretty ignored. I’m not too worried about these two, though. And kind of curious to see which would be more popular. I’ll wait until I’ve finished both to put them up, but they’ll be separate downloads.

movingpileoffabric:

thefairystail:

So I’m watchin’ episode 177 and it’s mostly exposition and since it’s the anime none of the exposition is new…

Then I see this:

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That dude’s hat just changes color when he stands up. What the heck?

His arm is stretched over his head in the first image, and when he stood up he extended his arm. Thus resulting in the strange change in color.

Pictured above: someone whose arm was not slung over their head and whose hat magically gains color

askzeref:

As their father, I’m ashamed.

Shouldn’t they be wearing more?

do you think that juvia is alot like Reina from rave master
Anonymous

Not really.

They were just… wildly different personalities. Both go crazy violent when you push the right button, but as far as I’m concerned, that and being a well endowed female are pretty much the only similarities between the two of them as individual characters. Also being able to fight, I guess, but these are fighting manga. Juvia is generally a sillier, more lighthearted person while Reina, when not serious, was more flirty. Juvia doesn’t flirt. She fawns. Reina was mostly serious and provocative with a few sweeter moments while Juvia is mostly silly and sometimes gets serious.

And Reina was largely an independent woman with goals and motivations all for herself. Her initial interest in Musica and her goal for joining Demon Card had to do with how they could further her aim for Silver Ray. A lot of what Juvia has done has revolved around Gray, to the point where, while we do get some feel for what she’s like alone, if Gray were to suddenly leave the story and she had to exist independent of him, I feel like she’d get a massive screen time demotion because she just doesn’t have much to do when not fighting or joining some plot driving conversation that the whole guild is a part of.

I don’t see much similar with their relations either. Juvia fits into Fairy Tail because it’s freaking Fairy Tail, but there was a huge disconnect between Reina and the other DC leaders. The only DC member she showed much care or consideration for was King, and all the others you saw her have some form of relation with, from Jegan to Lucia to Sieg (who I guess counts?) seemed to either find her anywhere from intolerable to tolerable while useful.

Juvia’s relationship with Gray, while it pains me to say it post-special, is more developed. And also… less intriguing. I like the Reina/Musica dynamic more. I really liked the idea that even though they didn’t have much time to get to know each other, they were able to make that strong connection when they defeated Ogre and know that there is a lot to one another, and the horribleness that ensued was really sad because there was such a huge loss of potential. Gruvia, my personal feeling on the healthiness of it aside, is much more out in the open. And slower. They get more interaction and spend more time growing close, but I don’t get the same “powerful connection” feeling from them. The way Gray acts, half the time you could argue that he isn’t responding to his feelings so much as he is treating her like a guildmate, and Juvia is just so devoted to Gray and falls for him so fast with so little knowledge of him that it almost feels like she’s some 12 year old who picked her favorite member from One Direction. The silly way the relationship starts also sets a precedent that makes it so even when they have a really serious moment, it still feels more like a cutesy, comedic relationship than the one that Musica and Reina were denied.

So I’m watchin’ episode 177 and it’s mostly exposition and since it’s the anime none of the exposition is new…

Then I see this:

That dude’s hat just changes color when he stands up. What the heck?

Also, is this Marde dude E.N.D.? Or is he just holding that book?

It looked like he was talking to someone, so I guess he’s just some dude holding a book.

Oh hey, a MiraLax chapter cover

You cannot stop me from calling it that.

All I can really say about this week:

Dang, Mira and Sayla are both so cool

(Also, Marde is hot.)

Someone should make a completely genderbent version of the manga.

OMG if you make a Jellal shimeji I'll die!

That claim loses some weight when one looks at your URL :P

Assuming no one steals my heart before the next time I make the mistake of starting a shimeji project, he’ll probably be the one I do next. Most of the characters I want to make shimeji of are either for niche titles or someone already made a shimeji of them and I just wasn’t super wild about it.

What do you think happened to lucia in the mega unit
Anonymous

Basically, he couldn’t have been completely isolated. Even if he didn’t converse much or have anything in the way of a connection of any sort to anyone, much less a personal or meaningful one, he would have had to have had some regular contact with the guards. There was no visible mechanism to get food and dishes in and out of his cell, and no toilet or sink or other visible plumbing. (I can’t begin to tell to you how much that second one bothers me.) People would have to bring food in and take dishes out and either take him to some communal bathroom or bring in water and chamber pot and—this is just something that I’ve dedicated way more thought to than is probably healthy.

So in his flashback there was some indication that not everyone was 100% on board with locking him up, but given the general attitude towards him (and the concerns implied by the dissenters, and the general fact that most people who go to a maximum security prison aren’t good people) it seems like there would have been a high risk for abuse on the part of the guards, mostly verbal, but potentially physical if he in any way misbehaved. I’d also wonder what it would be like for him to interact with the sort of person who actually did something to warrant maximum security detainment if he was ever given the chance to encounter the other prisoners. In fact, it’s kind of my headcanon that if Lucia was as isolated as possible, then it was probably because such encounters with the other inmates early in his confinement ended badly for him.

Things I’m secretly hoping to see but would be shocked to actually see:

Rogue, inspired by the time travel incident, has secretly begun to tinker with a spell that will allow him to control Acnologia.

Don’t cry, baby. Your kitty will be okay. I promise :/

Don’t cry, baby. Your kitty will be okay. I promise :/