anything you like : about you ships , information about you , the tag list , where are you from , do you take requests , art advice , step by step , why are you so awesome ??? *the last one isn't a question , it's a fact*
I DID NOT KNOW THOSE WERE THINGS PEOPLE CARED TO KNOW THANK YOU ANON I WILL GET RIGHT ON IT
you should start making FAQ , i really love your art style and everything you write , so i'm pretty sure you get a lot of question about everything
really? I hadn’t noticed D:
any idea what i should put in the FAQ other than what program I use and the model number of my tablet?
*hyperventilates* Would you ever consider writing fanfiction for Mamura/Suzume? :o
probably not *_* There’s very little i can write about at this point in the manga, she’s starting to look sparkly-eyed at him and i’d rather read it than imagine it XD
I couldn't help but notice on your deviantart that you had a drawing of Suzume Yosano from Hirunaka no Ryuusei! :D If you don't mind my asking, who do you ship her with? Mamura or Shishio?
Mamura, definitely *_* but keep in mind i don’t read a lot of fall-in-love-with-sensei mangas.
Although i have to explain this a bit, since i like Shishio as a character a tiny bit more than Mamura XD (i like them both a lot but ugh it’s hard to separate the character from the ship in a shoujo manga! )
shoujo rivals are usually snarky, over-confidant guys who can’t wait to swoop in and take the girl. but Mamura blushes for almost no reason and he keeps hiding his emotions even when she asks him directly. he’s not the introverted lone wolf, either, he’s just a shy awkward teenager!
and then Shishio has the characteristic of a great shoujo protagonist but he’s the sensei -_- i’m not a big fan of forbidden love like falling for your teacher or brother or the enemy etc, it never works out and even if the artist did make it canon, it never really sits well with me. so from the very beginning i knew this ship was doomed and never hopped on it XD
Shishio is sweet and responsible and he really likes Suzume with all his heart, but it doesn’t change the fact that he’s 24 and she’s 16 no matter how young an innocent he is, and to tell the truth, he likes her but there’s not much in common between them,
not like Mamura who has class and school festivals and a shared group of friends with her. she even met his family and they like her because she made a significant change in their boy’s life. in contrast, shishio has almost zero backstory and she made zero influence on him, we know only his friend (Yuki, who just happens to be suzume’s uncle) and his ex girlfriend who was nothing but cryptic and pushy.
this is a shoujo manga, and i would like to see more of sensei, but if this were real life, i’d do exactly as her uncle did and tell him to back off and let the minor live her life with people her own age.
oh oh I got an idea for your sasuhina series! can I say it please?
so i posted a new story in FFN to serve as a dumpster for the sasuhina oneshots i might write. i named it In A Previous Life, because it seems they’re always meeting for the first time no matter what timeline it is XD
if you have a good idea to pitch, as it here or in a review and it might inspire me to write it *_* ♥
i understand what you mean when you say the cultural differences, but i'd say neither covering up all your body or wearing very little is oppressed! it's all about choices. also, i like wearing a bikini at the beach because the wind feels good on my tummy *u*
live and let live, i say, to each his own.
Hi, I'm another Turkish annon from Turkey. I really like your art. You catch the movements and feelings really well :) Also about going out, spending night outside; it was in rules for us too. It changed when we went to university. Still my parents love to check what we eat, or what we wear in winter. It doesn't matter if we are 15 or 30. I believe it's a parental thing.
I'm the turkish anon from before ;). I'm 19. I can go out but t'ill 12 o clock. And I can't go with my friends alone on vacation. I understand those things from my parents. But my friends say that because I live in the Netherlands that I should be able to do those things because I live in the Netherlands and my parents should accept that.( You don't know how annoyed i got at that). And the stupid thing is that they can't come home with a middle eastern guy but that I should be with a dutch guy
see, it’s all house rules (made up by your parents) but people like to blame a deity for everything that goes wrong XD
why do you have to be with a dutch guy? that sounds strange and prejudiced, not all middle eastern guys are bad and not all dutch people are good, but i guess your family wants you to settle in a European country?
IDK no one knows the future *_* I guess you just gotta do what feels right in any given moment and hope it turns out sorta ok XD
I'm turkish but I was born and raised in the netherlands. But I'm christian( my family too). I'm with you on that last ask!. I know exactly what you mean! I have dutch friends and they too find it weird or strict when I'm can't do some things.
i found very late in my life that it’s not the religious texts that prevent you from doing stuff, it’s your house rules that prevent you from doing stuff.
I’m sure as a christian you have to conform to some Muslim rules while living in a Muslim country, that’s more like a cultural rule than a religious one. just like how people of different religions in USA have to follow the law that was based on the founder’s understanding of christian texts (gay marriage, abortions, etc)
As I remember you previously saying about Ramadan coming up, I gather you're Muslim. So, if you don't mind me asking, what are your thoughts on the treatment of woman in Saudi Arabia? Eg. wearing burqas, hijabs, not being allowed to drive or leave the house without chaperon. I don't really understand some of these and I was wondering if you could shed any light on the matter. Thank you, and I really hope this doesn't come across as offensive.
yep i am a Muslim woman who lives in Saudi Arabia, who has internet and ships two fictional characters of a japanese tv show ヽ(°▽、°)ﾉ
firstly, let’s get the culture shock out of the way,not all muslims live in Saudi Arabia, and not everyone in Saudi Arabia is a muslims (there are saudi athiests and christians just like everywhere else, and in neighbouring countries, there are arabs who believe in different things just like everywhere else) Islam is universal, a free religion for anyone to take on if they want to, nationality and language have very little to do with it.
now to me, personally: i don’t live in a tent (i always wanted to say that! XD)
i’m in my pajamas, checking out Line messages on an iphone 4s from friends from other countries, and i don’t wear my hijab at home.
now to answer your questions:
you know, asking me what i feel about wearing burqas and hijabs is like asking an american woman “what do you feel about wearing a tshirt and jeans?” or a hindi woman “how do you feel about wearing a sari?”
i know you’re not the only one wondering this and i’m not trying to be a jerk about it, but why do you assume every country needs to change it’s traditional clothes to fit north american standards?
when you think about it, we’re not so different.
you think the niqab is strange, but i think wearing miniskirts in public is strange, i mean, anything you do other than standing will expose your behind!
you think covering up the whole body is being oppressed, but i think wearing a bikini is oppression, because even if you had insecurities about your body or didn’t like the way men looked at you, you’re pressured into wearing it because you’re by the ocean. with an Abaya you can custom-tailor it to fit what you want (yes, the huge trashbag you see in the images is not the only allowed outerwear!) you can emphasize your slim waist, you can hide your flabby arms, you can reshape your silhouette to feel good about yourself in public while keeping a modest cover, evn add sequins and designs to the cuffs such. it’s possible to be fashionable and keep the traditional standard, i’d put up pictures but i don’t usually photograph people in public because i value their privacy, but i’m sure if you searched you’ll find a lot of pictures. just don’t read the comments, somehow the misogyny on the internet rings louder than the sound of reason.
not being allowed to drive is slowly being overturned, in the past they used to ‘assume’ that women depended on husbands and fathers, and didn’t need to go out themselves into the dangerous world of men /sarcasm.
today women say screw you we don’t need no man. already there are women driving around the cities, but the media doesn’t talk about them because, well, what other drama can we stir up to sell newspapers if not this?
it’s not a cultural problem anymore, anon, it’s already being solved, but the people who want the drama and attention still try to show it off as a big deal to those not in the know. even you, anon, with all the information outlets you have at your fingertips, still think it’s a big deal, so i guess their plan is working.
not going out without a chaperone? is this really a strange concept? are you sure you don’t have a chaperone too with a different name?
hang-out buddy, maybe?
I’m sure in other countries you can’t just walk out alone without looking over your shoulder and clutching your bag like a long-lost child every five minutes, not unless you’re with someone else you know well. a family member or a friend or a significant other, even a dog. i know a lot of women don’t like going out for jogs alone, or go shopping alone, maybe it’s because they don’t like to be all by themselves in public, or maybe they’re scared something will happen and nobody will be there to help.
is it really that different? i mean, it’s what a chaperone essentially is, isn’t it? unless my English isn’t that good and the word has different meanings?
here (since women who didn’t learn to drive usually hire a driver) we can leave him in the car and walk in public without a chaperone, just like you, but to walk alone at night, or to go into shady places, or get yourself into an unequal argument, or wear your expensive jewelry for everyone to see, it’s the same danger in every country in the world.
in the end women here might be somewhat behind in the ‘fight for your rights’ movements considering that just a hundred years ago people lived in the desert and killed other tribes for grass, but we’re getting there.
We might dress different and speak a different language but we all want the same thing ‘respect and freedom of choice.’