• Takoyaki in Japan Center

    Takoyaki in Japan Center

  • crashpl:

flameeliwood:

hemospect:

maybethings:

defira85:

neko-shadow:

ow
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owowowowow
puns hurt

I am going to send every one of these to my brother one text message at a time and see how furious he is by the time he gets home

Grooooooooooooooooooan

SCREAMS

WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE PUNS PUNS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF HUMOR THIS IS A FACT

JOLLY GOOD FUN

I always loved a good pun but working in translation makes this baby even funnier! 

    crashpl:

    flameeliwood:

    hemospect:

    maybethings:

    defira85:

    neko-shadow:

    ow

    ow

    owowowowow

    puns hurt

    I am going to send every one of these to my brother one text message at a time and see how furious he is by the time he gets home

    Grooooooooooooooooooan

    SCREAMS

    WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE PUNS PUNS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF HUMOR THIS IS A FACT

    JOLLY GOOD FUN

    I always loved a good pun but working in translation makes this baby even funnier! 

    (Source: renassance)

  • Chicken curry et dorayaki. Nostalgia of Japan *o*

    Chicken curry et dorayaki. Nostalgia of Japan *o*

  • After work weather is still really warm in Putney.
Finally found an easier way to update about my new life in London xD

    After work weather is still really warm in Putney.

    Finally found an easier way to update about my new life in London xD

  • Laurea Fullmoon_ Blog launching!

    One of my good friend has been working on her own jewellery brand, I had the opportunity to see some of the designs and I can tell you it’s gonna be cute, glamorous and classy!

    In order for everyone to follow the project she created a blog where she also shares some of her cake recipes (I did made some with her, and they are as good as they look gorgeous!) and some fashion tips.

    Sadly it’s all in French as she lives and works in Paris.

    So check it out if you’re a French fashionista, or if you would just like to have a look at the Strawberry cake she makes! 

    You can also follow her on Facebook 

  • Once upon a Nightmare

    travelerontheedge17:

    sunildoz:

    Once upon a time, we had a dream of meeting our idol actors from the TV show. Xivent saw it and burnt it to ashes.

    As part of Yat-Tus Prod, we collaborate with our friends from Mes-series.FR,a French website dedicated to French actors who happened to also do voice acting. This time we had the…

    You, people, have clearly never been to a convention before. In terms of time delays, this con barely had any and even then they managed to shuffle everything around and still fit all the important stuff in.

    As for Emilie, it’s not just the organizers’ fault, if you were there on Saturday, you’d know that Emilie is to blame for what happened too.

    The photoshoots weren’t even rushed, all my friends and I managed to ask for the poses that we wanted and even when the photographer was saying hurry up, we didn’t give a damn and neither did the actors.

    In regards to them screaming to stand in line, not take photos in the photo ops/autos rooms, or whatever. That’s standard con behaviour. And they weren’t even screaming. You didn’t hear screaming until you attended LFCC, or FedCon, or DragonCon and JCB is screaming her head off right in front of you and you still love her for it because you know she’s right, and you know that there needs to be a semblance of organization, because otherwise the whole con would turn to dust.

    About the photos. Do you know how many cons have problems with their printers/paper and end up not being able to give them on the day? At least here it only happened for Bex’s Sunday photoshoot (and then some random photos throughout the weekend.) One year at CMK, all their systems crashed and they lost all the photos. Now THAT is a problem, not the fact that they didn’t have time or whatever to print one batch of photos. Also, they’re putting them online for free!! At all the other cons you have a to pay at least a fiver for each photo.

    I wish I’d met that security mad dog you kept bringing up. All the security guys I met were nothing but polite and respectful, they even held your badges when you went in for the photo ops and they weren’t supposed to. Besides, if any of that were true, then Jared and Lana wouldn’t have praised them so. Didn’t Jared say  they were the best, or something?

    And of course they’d scream at you if ppl were taking photos when they weren’t supposed to. After the ball on Saturday night heaps of photos ended up online and that was prohibited during the night. Same for photos in the autograph rooms, and photo op rooms. Or ppl standing at the gates waiting for the actors to come out or for their cars to pass by. You see them for a whole weekend, you get the chance to talk to them, touch them, hug them, why were so many fans acting like stalkers? That really iffed me. Some ppl need to learn what respect is.

    Xivent did a FANTASTIC job and while there are some negatives, the positives farrrr outweigh them. They can learn from their mistakes from this year, but you ppl expect far too much and think that everything is entitled to you. 

    I have to say that this was one of the best cons I’ve attended. And I didn’t even speak French.

    Brava Xivent!

    You, people, have clearly never been to a convention before. 

    I’ve been doing conventions as a staff for the past 10 years. that includes the biggest conventions in Europe.

    As for Emilie

    I never mentioned anything about EMilie, so I’m not sure what you are refereing to.

    The photoshoots weren’t even rushed, all my friends and I managed to ask for the poses that we wanted and even when the photographer was saying hurry up, we didn’t give a damn and neither did the actors.

    You clearly were lucky, that’s a good thing, and that’s a change for once. Most of the fans were not as lucky as you were, specially on Sunday afternoon.

    I wish I’d met that security mad dog you kept bringing up.

    I would gladly show him to you. It’s not because you haven’t seen things that they didn’t happen or that anyone here is lying. I’m telling my story, if yours is different, that’s fantastic. All the actors are honourable professionals, we are not talking of divas who would have probably complain about less than that. I’m praising and respecting the actors just as you do. Again, do not accuse people of lying because you were not there to see. 

    I’m not sure what you are referring to about the photos but what was discussed with the staff and for the staff is obviously different. Nobody was stalking anybody and still people were mistreated. That’s the problem. We would have understood obviously if measures were taken in appropriate situations.

  • Once upon a Nightmare

    Once upon a time, we had a dream of meeting our idol actors from the TV show. Xivent saw it and burnt it to ashes. 

    As part of Yat-Tus Prod, we collaborate with our friends from Mes-series.FR,a French website dedicated to French actors who happened to also do voice acting. This time we had the occasion to work with them for a Fairy Tales Convention II, and had the French voice actors of Belle, Snow White, Regina, Young Snow, Henry, Neal, the Blue Fairy, Auguste, Wales,… the Artistic Director of the show who works with the production and Disney for the French diffusion to come and talk about their work.

    Our friends of  TOFU PROPS & PLAY slaved for days hand painting a wonderful set of the enchanted forest for the fans and organised a cosplay performance. Everything was supposed to be perfect. Little did we know, we just landed in Hell.

    I saw fans who paid at least 200EUR a day getting scolded because they were standing in the corridor trying to have a glimpse of the photoshoot they couldn’t afford. “What the hell are you doing here? You can’t stay here if you haven’t paid. Get out”

    I saw hundreds of fans waiting outside because there was nothing else to do when you were not rich enough to book a Photoshoot or Meet&Greet. 

    They are all starting to tell their story:

    https://www.facebook.com/Xivents?fref=ts

    The French actors sacrificed a nice sunny weekend with their families in order to meet the fans and talk about the show (They accepted to do it for free for the fans). The instigators gave us an empty room at the last minute to put their belongings in. A table, some chairs and one little bottle of water probably forgotten by a staff member. 

    The American actors told us they would be happy to meet their fellow workers. Sean Maguire mentioned “We are all actors so we have to stick together, you know”, but they hardly get any breaks at all. When finally Belle and Regina met their French voice actresses, security barked again and again “nobody could come close, do not take pictures, get out, hurry up, don’t hug, take a picture, move on, leave now!” 

    Same Security Mad dog almost yelled at Lana Parilla because she was “spending too much time talking and hugging fans during photoshoot”. Being the wonderful human being she is, she refused to stop. She came for the fans and intended to do her job. Maybe the Mad dog thought this was an Avril Lavigne event…?

    All of us staff were treated like scum. Staff members slaved from dawn to dusk with a 10min break a day. No food provided, buy your own if you want to eat. Do not even think about switching station. You’re all volunteers, you should be grateful we let you work for us.

    One pregnant fan was throw outside because she had the audacity of being friend with a volunteer for a competitor. She paid her entrance like everybody else and never caused any problem, but that doesn’t matter. Pregnant or not, they stressed them out and banned them of the convention. 

    https://www.facebook.com/lauriane.morales/posts/10204245162118084

    A fan had her picture ruined because the photograph didn’t wait for her to be ready and “do not have time for that. You know the way out.”

    I saw Robbie Kay making the effort to come and see the set Tofu props had prepared, thanks to his wonderful PA. He was our highlight of the day. He gladly offer to pose with the group and offered individual photos as well. After one flash, Security Mad dog strikes again “no, move on, don’t take more pictures, we need to go”. Robbie looks confused “Really? just one more photo with them maybe?”. Mad dog refuses and barks again. Robbie looks at us sadly and apologise again and again but he has to go. 

    You think this is bad? Wait for it. This was only the first half day!

    Let’s talk about the “VIP event” people paid a fortune to attend.

    Some of the members didn’t speak English so I was in charge of translating for them. When Jared S.Gilmore kindly came to spend 5 minutes to our “Table” I walked next to his PA and explained to her that I would translate for the group if that’s okay with her. She agrees. Jared didn’t hear me coming and was a bit surprised. I apologise and we laugh. Guess who screamed at that moment? 

    Yep, Mad dog! “Get out of here! you’re scaring him, back off, back off now or I will throw you out of the building myself”. Jared is confused, my friends don’t understand because they’re all standing in a respectful distance of Jared already, I look at the PA and she seems as chocked as I am. I tried to explain that I’m here to translate. He insult me a bit more. I go around and tell him again that if he would listen he would know that I am not a hysterical fangirl and I haven’t laid a single finger on Jared because WE respect him. He apologise finally “I didn’t know.” I grunt “you would if you would listen to people before insulting them”. 

    My cosplayer friends were asked to perform a week before the event. They will never get the chance to actually do it, after sewing costumes, preparing a performance, they are ask to stay at an empty table with a can of Coca-Cola and they are supposed to say thank you for it.

    https://www.facebook.com/laura.salviani/posts/10152573783912578

    Mad dog almost insult a man who was talking to Robbie Kay. But wait…oh, right that is actually HIS DAD! Because you know he’s not supposed to talk to his dad either maybe? 

    I was dressed as Regina and met a fellow German Oncers dressed as the Wicked Witch and when I finally had a little time to ask her how things went she sadly look at the ground, and smile “Rebecca was wonderful so we did have a great time with her but…I guess everything else is still worth this.”  My fellow Oncer sister doesn’t know the event put a huge pressure on the guests.

    As fans, we are ready to suffer for our idols and what we want is to protect them. That is even more true when Xivent literally treat fans, Guests, and customers like cattle. Everybody is just a round purse of coins they have to steal. And this is outrageous.

    We all had a dream for this weekend: fans to finally spend a few moments with their idols. Actors to finally spend a moment with their fans and thank them for their support, professionals meeting and having a little chat on their respective work on the TV show. 

    None of it was respected. The guests (French and Americans) were wonderful and generous professionals and fans were respectful and loving.  But that means nothing to Xivent. 

    Beware fellow fandoms, we Oncers do not want this to happen to you or to us ever again. Spread the word so Xivent can NOT ruin your event. We still believe in our own magic, even though they just took a huge crap on it and throw it back to our faces. 

    This is NOT acceptable and this should NOT happen ever again.

  • London_ Harrods, Peter Pan and Kensington Garden

    Harrods is one of the most famous shopping center, with several designer brands, things you can’t afford if you’re a commoner like me…or you. And all the people I know. Probably the same for you. Anyway. It’s the equivalent of  our French Galerie Lafayette I suppose.

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    It goes on several levels, the Egyptian stairs are designed like a museum, with a singer on top of it. A singer. In a staircase. How fancy is that? 

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    Ladies and Gents I present to you: the stairs!

    Even the toilets are worth visiting, it’s bigger than my previous appartment. I would have stolen samples if i could, like the ones everyone takes at the hotel. This was almost too fancy for me.. xD

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    And because I always walk with a hair straightener in my purse, I can stop by the toilets to fix my makeup AND my hair! \o/

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    Or vacuum the place if I have a sudden urge to clean! How thoughtful :D

    The main attraction for us was the Disney store, located next to a cafe where you probably pay 10£ an espresso, and to the Bibiddi bobiddi Boutique, where you can dress up your little girl as her favourite Disney Princess for the modest sum of 1000£. 

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    And no, I didn’t make any mistake when writting down the price. Magic comes with a price, everybody knows that, ask Regina or Rumplestinskin.

    The store in itself is great, it’s quite big with exclusive products designed by and for Harrods. It’s the first Disney Store I’ve seen where you can take pictures! We had a chat with one of the sales assistant, very nice lady and snap a picture with Anna. Not me but almost.

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    And finally the Pets Empire. With a pet saloon included. You can buy clothes and biscuits for you pet. Fancier than the one I can afford at Tesco. I would eat those cookies instead of giving it to my cat. Oh yeah. 

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    Found a Sherlock plushie!

    But back to the toys area. It’s brilliant.

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    Doctor Who and Avengers,

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    Batman and My Little Pony,

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    Yup, you can find both Batmant AND One Direction…I was not expecting that!

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    And I was definitely NOT expecting this.

    and the Fairytale version of Monster High,

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     goodies from the Hobbit and Harry Potter, a library…

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    Look at all the goods I can’t buy!

    We spent a lot of time here, it’s worth it. Well played Harrods, well played.

    In Kensington Gardens, when walking along the Serpentine and the road that separate Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park, well hidden next to the italian fountain, you can find The Peter Pan Statue. That’s about it. I mean we were tired and had been walking all day so yeah…

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    Have a look at the full album, there’s a lot of funny pictures in it and even a squirrel. Don’t laugh it took me 10 minutes to snap this picture, it’s worth mentionning. 

  • Spinelie's deviantART Gallery

    For those of you who don’t know, I regularly update my DA gallery and my latest craze has been My little Pony: Friendship is Magic. 

    I really couldn’t understand why people were making a fuss about it. Plus I found the chara design horrible. Then a good friend insisted on viewing at least a couple of episodes. That’s when I got hooked. 

    It’s actually very funny, not too childish with a good drop of sarcasm and once you get used to the design you happen to hate the old one. 

    But rest assured that it’s not the only thing you’ll find in my gallery. There’s also a bunch of fighting video games fanarts as they are my favourite. You can see things like costumes, photoshoots, some of the drawings and fanarts I made, etc. 

    Remember to Watch if you like it, you’ll be 20% cooler in 10 seconds flat I can guarantee that. Oh and by the way, the latest addition is the Sailor MLP. 

    I hope you enjoy it, thanks guys <3

  • London _ Victoria & Albert Museum

    This day, after having coffee at Earl’s court and snapping pictures with the TARDIS, my friend Myv and I decided to stop by the Victoria & Albert Museum, also known as V&A. 

    It’s no secret that we are big kids so we decided to take pictures of the free exhibit (yes, my fellow broke friend, it’s freeeeee) with Olaf and Meeko instead of us. Just because we can. 

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    We wanted to visit the Club to Catwalk part but obviously this part was not free as it’s a temporary one… Like I cared anyway…*sigh* But, around this part there’s a free exhibit about 1880’s costumes, man, women, children… Should be even more interesting for the fashionistas.

    And a small window with some Vivienne, Gaultier and Galliano.

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    You shall not visit!!…..Unless you pay.

    I especially like those huge monuments inside the museum, all made of ….plaster….PLASTER! I know it’s quite impressive still, but come on, I felt disappointed. You liar!

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    Yup, it’s plaster. Not stone, plaster!

    My favourite area though was the one dedicated to theatre, costumes, scenery, scripts, you could find costumes form musicals like the Lion King, or singers like Mick Jagger, and I found my favourite gown: The Viking Cabaret costume!!

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    How awesome is that?!

    There’s also a cute little installation in the patio that is inspired by chinese/japanese garden, with a lot of tiny details you can’t spot from afar. It’s quite big, you can walk around it and enjoy all the details here and there. I believe it’s also temporary. And it would look better with a bit of sun. Hem.

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    Full Album photo of Meeko and Olaf here.

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