Blue Of Mind
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  • The recent discussion on the Anri thread about babyfaces has made me realise that I've managed to shed off my babyface status by cutting my hair short. Prior to that, people would legit mistake me for a 15-year old when I'm actually 25. Nowadays, I probably look like an undergrad student rather than the PhD student I actually am, but at least people automatically assume I'm an adult now lol.
    Got the third section of my tattoo sleeve done yesterday, and now I'm halfway through! I also thought it would be a good idea to finally show it off on here.

    Apologies for the potato image quality and darkness - my phone's camera sucks lol.
    Sometimes, I do miss having long hair, namely the ability to wear ponytails. But then I start remembering how much of a nightmare it was to maintain my hair when it was long and curly (frizzy ends and lengths... o_e), and the horrible state it was all in by the time I did cut it short. Although I can't really style my short hair any differently from its default state now, I'd still rather keep it short than try to grow it out again because I know history will repeat itself if I did.

    I'm also starting to realise that instead of actually wanting long hair on myself, I'm just attracted to women with long hair. Lol.
    Guess who's stepdad has tested positive for Covid on a lateral flow test, and is now waiting for a PCR test to properly confirm it? 🙃
    AAAHHH MY DISABILITY LETTER HAS FINALLY BEEN FULLY FIXED! I was gonna complain to my needs assessor about not responding to my email from last week, but a new letter came through this afternoon saying that my academic tutor has finally been amended to the right provider, which means I now have my old tutor back! Now everything on the disability side of things should be in place for my PhD. :)
    Miraculously, the disability team have corrected my letter within a day, so now I officially have my old mentor back! Unfortunately, I've had to contact my needs assessor again because they haven't corrected my academic tutor, and I know that's gonna take all month again. But at this stage of the PhD, the work is fairly light, so I don't need academic help just yet.
    I ask the disability team at Student Finance to amend my providers, and not only have they only changed one of them, it's not even for the right service. (My specialist mentor has been listed as an academic tutor.)

    Right now, I feel like jumping out my window, especially since I've waited nearly three weeks for the amended letter to come through (because the disability team take ten years to sort out anything).
    Fee's entire existence has really made me think that I was too harsh on Kafu a few months ago. PR and VB issues aside, at least Kafu wasn't intentionally conceptualised to be problematic.
    patuk
    patuk
    Fee is undoubtedly worse but imo Kafu is close second cuz the situation involded child in real life, it only brings it down cuz I don't think anyone was purposefully malicious as you said, still, I think it's important to encourage critical thinking of the whole situation, the communication in the project wans't adequate as it should've been and it's important to make sure that criticism is heard ( while also not policing ppl who wanna use/like her )/
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    @patuk Don't get me wrong, I still find Kafu's production a bit sketchy considering Kaf is still a kid, but like you said, I don't think Kafu was created with malicious intent. Kafu has also been getting a surprising amount of good originals which have helped me warm up to her VB, though her initial promotion helped a lot, even with the PR disasters.
    PSX
    PSX
    Yeah like….KAFU just had a really rough development behind the scenes, and in the end, everything turned out fine-ish. But with FEE, one of her selling points is quite literally being a sexdoll :ring_ani_lili:
    The second part of my tattoo sleeve is done! It's an assortment of orange flowers to compliment the red flowers I got back in June, and to build up towards a rainbow flower sleeve. Now I remember how much the healing process sucked last time, so I'm not looking forward to three weeks of stinging and itchiness again. ^^;
    My unconditional offer from uni has come through, which means I'm officially due to start my PhD this September. Now all that's left is my disability support, which has just come through this afternoon, but unfortunately, I need to email some people because there's a few problems with the PDF I received. (Basically, Student Finance are messing around with my providers again.)
    Uni's sorted out again, for now - turns out I didn't need to send in any more documents and the admin managing my application made an error. Considering that my longer proposal has now been approved, everything should be ready to go now. The acceptance email mentioned something about an interview, but I dunno if I'll receive anything about that, the way Covid keeps affecting everything.

    At his point, I'm just waiting on disability support at uni to be approved. Hopefully, I won't be waiting for much longer - one of my support providers keeps nagging about sending them the legal document that tells them what support I'm entitled to, which I clearly don't have yet.
    So, the good news from uni is that my longer proposal has been approved! Turns out that they were waiting for my main supervisor to approve something, which he wasn't told about until yesterday and he had to contact IT because he couldn't perform the necessary actions within the system until today. The bad news is that uni is now asking me about missing documents, and the only thing I can think of that is genuinely missing is a transcript of my Master's grades, mainly because they never sent me one when I ordered my Master's certificate earlier this year. So yeah, not looking forward to scrambling around for that, if it's the case. :confused:

    Why does my uni only tell me about important shit at the last minute? I wish they told me about anything missing last month.
    I've gotta say, seeing the beta Rin and Len designs getting official love is giving me life. (Which begs the question, do beta designs for Meiko, Kaito and Luka exist?)

    In other rambles, my phone just tried autocorrecting 'Kaito' to 'Keith'.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Do we know that Len was intended to be male to begin with? Women voice males in anime all the time, but at least to my (American) mind, having a woman voice 2 girls makes more sense, so it might make sense if it were the intention initially. Maybe they decided Len's voice fit a male better, or decided that making a brother-sister pair was better for some reason. With Kaito being the only other male Cryptonloid, maybe they felt that a younger, higher-pitched male vocal was a good idea?

    Just my opinion, but this artwork makes me think that Len was originally designed as female. Because, with the hair clip, facial style, sailor suit motif, etc., I see a female.
    MillyAqualine
    MillyAqualine
    @mobius017 : don't also forget before voicing vocaloids, Asami Shimoda voiced a pair of twins aka Ami and Mami Futami from the [email protected]
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    @mobius017 I heard somewhere a long time ago that Rin was originally conceived as a single VB, but Crypton picked up on some demand for a Japanese male on V2, so they added Len.
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