Hello, I'm Olivia and currently residing in Romania; around the internet, I mostly go by Pande. I like ranting for hours about things like movies, manga or Photoshop.

Want to see EVEN MORE of my crap?
Visit the Corner of Art, of course!
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8th of Nov. 2015: For anyone wondering what's happened to me

Simply put, I grew distant from TheO. The fine folks here have nothing to do with it, you all are still amazing (and I feel awful for missing so many birthdays >_<). Tagging on Minitokyo took up a lot of my time, and I gradually found myself visiting TheO less and less, until it got to literally months between visits. Hell, I don't even think I can remember my password, thank God Firefox has the option to save them.

I'm also not that interested in anime anymore - I mean, I like the style and still add to my collection of eye candy, but I don't feel the need to keep up with new releases. I've got my gigs of old manga and am pretty much satisfied with that. Art-wise, the same: haven't felt the drive to pick up or finish a work in months, probably as a result of my passion for anime fizzling out. I'm still playing The Sims 3, and have picked up Doom too (love them custom WADs!).

Anyway, if you made it this far, thanks for the visit. Drop me a line on Minitokyo if you feel like it.
Hope all is well with you, and a huge thanks for the support. Take care.

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20th of Nov. 2016: I'm not dead!

Dropping in to mention a few things: as a result of some unpleasant interactions with Mediafire (copyright infringements that weren't really infringements), I've taken down a lot of things, namely vectors and wallpapers. I intend to move them all to Dropbox and scale down my website; I initially wanted to delete it altogether, but hey - maybe someone will still want this stuff. It will take a while, mostly since I don't have too much time to devote to it and it's not a priority.

I'm doing OK, working and dealing with my mental health as well as I can. I won't be back here, though, and have left Minitokyo for good as well. If you ever need to reach me, you can find me on Tumblr. Yes, I've started creating content for The Sims 3 and made a Tumblr dedicated to it! :) As for anime, I've left it behind mostly, even manga - and even yaoi! Now there's something I never thought I'd say XD

If any of my old friends end up reading this - the years together have been great, and I still get nostalgic about them sometimes. Hope life is treating you well!~

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This feels confusing

Alternating this

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with this

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is giving me conflicting emotions.

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: