I got bored of the previous long-ass intro, so here's a new one, simple and to the point...mostly.

Hello, I'm Olivia and currently residing in Romania; around the internet, I mostly go by Oli and Pande (from another username), but you can call me however you want. I choose to rant for hours about things like movies, manga or Photoshop and like to make internet jokes, because I'm hip. I also have a tendency to go on unannounced hiatus at random times; however, I'm still around since "hiatus" means "lurking" to me - I couldn't possibly leave TheO for good :P I still reply to PMs, read posts and view artwork, I just don't comment the day they're posted (sometimes it may take up to a month for me to catch up!) Don't take it personally; I have nothing against you, it's just a bad habit of mine that I can't get rid of ^^"

Doing ATM: crying tears of blood in anticipation of her dissertation, playing Sims 3 and various shooters

Likes: cats, yaoi (+ plot, ideally), drawing geometry-based designs, manga, Reddit, organizing everything (and yet having a perpetually messy desk), being alone in her cave home, the pizza her best friend makes
Dislikes: not doing something, whiners, starting projects and dropping them *does it all the time*, morons, communicating for the sake of appearances
Movies: The Prestige, The Wall, Hot Fuzz, The Descent - I'm a movie buff, so I like a lot
Music: anything that sounds good (yea, that narrows it down, lmao)
TV: Game of Thrones (finished season 3), Pretty Little Liars (WTF am I watching), Modern Family (awesome)
Reviewers: The Cinema Snob, Linkara, Todd, Rap Critic

Soul-crushing wallpaper challenge! (5/20 done)

50 Manga Series Challenge (2013 edition) (2/50 read)

You can also find me on these sites:
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icon: made by me | background: "Born From Ice" by me

Having the memory of an elephant helps

You may or may not know that Japanese mangaka get plagiarized all the freaking time by other Asian artists looking to make a quick buck for cheap novels. CLAMP are probably the most plagiarized out there (TBH they have a ton of illustrations so it's no surprise).

An interesting case of plagiarism was the Kayono vs. Kazusa Takashima one from a few years back; isn't that pic lovely? Kazusa sued Kayono and lost; she had to stop publishing manga for a couple of years (public image costs added to this), while Kayono went on her merry way to churn out more shitty shoujo manga - I've read her stuff, it's not impressive.

So today, while trawling MT for tagging tasks, I came across a gallery of lovely images (because they are lovely): Wall Flower Girl, a Vietnamese light novel. Now take a look at these:

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Source: Wall Flower Girl | Source: Carnelian

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Source: Wall Flower Girl | Source: Aoi Nanase

Pretty sure this is plagiarized from something too. Reminds me of this (scan not linked 'cause it was on AP).

I am highly amused by this /top-notch detective skillz, yo

CONTESTS: Knockout 2014 and Celebrate MT!

Hey everyone! There are two new contests going on over at Minitokyo right now, one for fanart and one for wallpapers. TBH I think they're pretty great so you should def join in if you're feeling the inspiration (and the prizes aren't to be ignored either :D)

The wallpaper contest: Knockout 2014
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click for more details!
The deadline for entering is Monday, July 14th!
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The fanart contest: Knockout 2014
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click for more details!
The deadline for sending in entries is August 10th!

On a wallpaper downloading binge

Just spent about an hour downloading and organizing wallpapers. I'm a sucker for good scenic and abstract ones, especially if the abstract ones are simpler and with pastel colors <3

If you guys are looking for anything like that, here's what I found:
9dzign (abstract & scenic)
bo0xvn (scenic)
zim2687 (scenic)
r/MinimalWallpaper (abstract, minimalistic)

And wallpaper dumps with about any type of wallpaper:
r/Wallpaper
r/Wallpapers

I regret nothing.

And here's a song I can't stop listening to these days:

My quiz got accepted! :o

*throws confetti into the air* Yes, the quiz that I'd thought to be lost to the world has been accepted! It's all in jest, of course, but I really enjoyed writing the result texts and making the images ヽ(^。^)丿

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Would YOU Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

On a Harry Potter binge

About three weeks ago I had a sudden craving to re-read the Harry Potter books, after not having picked them up for almost 10 years.

GUESS WHAT. THEY'RE STILL AWESOME.

I'm almost done with book 6 and it hasn't even been three full weeks since I restarted the series. Not exaggerating, these wonderful books have brought back the passion of reading for me, after years of being worn down by forcing myself to read textbooks and a short period of attempting cheap romance novels (lolno).

And I discovered one of my close friends is a Harry Potter fan too - though she's only seen the movies - so I finally have someone to fawn over them with (first time after grade school, haha).

I guess I'll be watching the movies too after I'm done with the books. For some reason, I never went past the fifth one so 6-8 will be a first-time watch for me (though I hardly remember the rest so might as well count those in as well XD).

Any HP crazies around here?