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Stitch by stitch, I fall apart
If brokenness is a form of art
I must be a poster child prodigy
Thread by thread I tear apart
Stitch by stitch, I fall apart
If brokenness is a form of art
I must be a poster child prodigy
Thread by thread I tear apart
In a dream, in a dream, I've been thinking through the dreams that I have seen
She said, strangle me instead, your hands I want around my neck
One Two Three GO!
TitlePa pa pa pa plucking petals off each flower
TitlePa pa pa pa feet pressed across the shore our bodies nude we feel so free
TitleI oh so gently, oh so gently, bid you farewell
She uses Black magic cine camera to capture her images on tape, the camera that captured images with accuracy with the emphasis on the play of light and shadow. Her main theme was isolation and family, with the mediums of her presentation of work varying depending on the nature of the project.
Though she didn’t have a lot of experience or money herself, she efficiently hired a film crew to help her with the promise of credit. Sarah Choo took inspiration from many artists and quotes, such as Gregory Crewdson and his style of photography. One of her favorite quotes was Shakespheare’s, about how the world was a stage and everyone it’s actors. Her style of photography seems to closely mirror that, positioning the people as if they were acting out the very script of their daily lives, guiding our eyes to see the unseen monotone things.
The boundary between both sides
Believes in using the most appropriate mediums
Writing and publication is KEY
Define a painting or photograph
Paintings are a figment of imagination because you can interpret
Photographs record reality. In this day and age where you can photoshop pictures, nothing is really real
The number of editions: only limited to three editions
Stamp, edition number and date
Take a photo, look at it, paint over certain parts, scans and looks at it on a computer, print it out and repeat
What you're looking at is not what you think it is
Mediums are important
Don't not do something just because you don't know how to do it
Engraved images on aluminium
Never call it a finished piece if you're not satisfied
Composition, lighting, Color
Color evokes mood, composition plays a part and important
Huge = more immersive
When the works are big it invites you in, like the work engages the audience in touch or sound
Not conceptual works --- not all about the Idea
Art education that stems from Singapore laid the foundation in technical skill
Art syllables is important
Social alienation and isolation in society
Directed to chance encounters
Transiting through and never staying for Long
Thank you Mono
this thing is really amazing! all those things you could do with good coding will blow me away!
Name: Kuroki Gamma; Kuu
Rank: Rookie General
Appearance: A picture is worth a thousand words, so use one if you have one that's fitting. Artwork is highly preferred over photographs from life. I don't care if it's specifically "anime" styled or not, though. You may also include a written description, particularly to outline any details not in the image.
Kuroki was born weak, often confined to her bed or a wheelchair since her remembered. She was rarely allowed to go out to run and play with the other children, her limbs being stick thin and far too frail for the merest of pressure to be exerted on them. No matter how many times she tried to stand on her own, she always fell. Yet, that never stopped her from trying again and again to regain her footing, all her ambition in life was geared toward becoming a regular kid. Her family's tried everything, from rehabilitation to more medication, but nothing seemed to work. Nothing, until Kuroki heard of the Programme that turned people into cyborgs by watching that latest craze on television.
A mecha nerd, Kuroki collected all the figurines in her free time, able to name each and every participant in battle. She loved the shiny gear and flashy poses they struck, their sleek bodies that allowed them to move with streamlined ease. The different augmentations for each season were something she looked forward to, and it didn't take Long for the girl to get the idea in her mind that she wanted to be like them.
Though her parents were skeptical of the operation at first, worried that the surgery might put on too much of a strain on her already weak body, but after several long days of constant persuasion and begging they finally gave in. Kuroki was to get the operation on her tenth birthday, an even that undeniably changed her life for the better. Her limbs were replaced with pure cybernetics, which allowed her to jump further and hit harder than anyone else. Due to her formerly weak body, they replaced heart and internal body functions with mechanical ones that she could repair on her own should any problems occur. As Long as her mind is intact, the rest she can recycle and replace as much as she wishes. With that, her body was finally fit for fighting, giving her the freedom to exert herself as much as she wished to without feeling weak or out of breath like she did before.
Kuroki warmed up to her new body with exuberance, adapting to her unfamiliar new body at record speeds. It took barely a year for her to work the kinks out, enough to pick up delicate eggshells and handle them with ease. Her sense of balance and speed of her legs she learned to control with relative ease, but still loves to move at breakneck speeds anyway for the sheer convenience and thrill of it. Having been a fan of cyber kinetics and the culture herself, Kuroki knew exactly what to do to get the audience's attention on her. From her self designed 'special attacks' to her frequent poses and camera angles, she was soon portrayed as a rising star, the determined rookie that rose up the ranks with her talent.
For her, she still treats everything as if it were a game. Fighting monsters with her new robotic arms in a dystopian setting? How fun! Kuroki barely understands the reason why she's fighting other than to put up a show. She often dances around with her kill carelessly to prolong the fight for more excitement, purposely risking herself for more anticipation at the outcome. Despite that, there is no doubt that she could get serious if she wanted to. There is a reason why she was viewed as an elite fighter, and that was because of her speedy learning and creativity in using the new weaponry. Using the bazooka to launch herself up into the sky for better vantage points or learning how to walk in the sky by using her boosters at the right moments, her use of machinery never fails to astound.
At the end of the day, Kuroki is still a huge, die hard fan for new augmentations and weapons. Should you have a slightly different or unique design, Kuroki would gush over it, often asking with starry eyed wonder to touch it and for a demonstration.
Cyberware and Gear
Kuroki's most outstanding features will be her completely mechanical arms and legs. Made of the latest high tech technology, they can be detached and replaced with new models, as well as fixed easily even in the middle of battle.
A red hot blade is fitted snugly in each glove, used for close quarters where she could easily find the core of the monsters and destroy them, with a mechanical augmentation in her right eye so she can zoom in and focus on certain targets. Her legs are fitted with movement enhancements so that she could move at the speed of sound, as well as boosters that allow her to perform her famous 'air walking'.
Yet another thing she was famous for is her apparent disdain for Armour. Thinking that it will be too bulky and restrains movement, Kuroki only chooses to wear a thin breastplate. Though she has a bazooka inbuilt into her arm to fire missiles at a Long range, she prefers close range combat with her speed able to dodge most oncoming attacks.
She answers to her title, but doesn't mind any nicknames in general.
Bisexual, she doesn't particularly mind either gender though she isn't very partial to romance.
Virtues: Patient, kind, agreeable, loyal
Flaws: Shy, naive, eager to please, indecisive
Personality: Much as someone would expect from her title, Sora is always eager to help and ready to do anything she can to the best of her capabilities. No matter what the request was, she would do it readily as long as it could benefit someone, no matter how hard or impossible the task was. Skilled in a great variety of areas, there is more to Sora than what meets the eye. She has an impressive amount of knowledge and talents in many surprising areas, so you will always be in store for a surprise with her around.
Having a weak personality, it's easy to persuade her to do anything. She will whole heartedly commit to favours if asked, and she is never one to assert herself in cases of arguments, simply taking the blame with a small bow of the head. Naive and easily convinced, it isn't hard to use her to your advantage, especially since she seems to always need something to do. Not one to think for herself, Sora often looks to those she trusts for guidance, completely indecisive and at a loss of what to do herself. She often gets swayed to follow the majority, though she will always stand up for those she believes in, her personality taking a sharp turn.
When it comes to those she trusts, Sora isn't afraid to do anything for them, putting the whole hearted belief in their words and actions. Despite how naive she might seem, it takes a great deal to completely win her trust, but she protects those she feels close to with fierce loyalty, unhesitant to go out of her pacifist ways just to defend them.
Likes: Sweets, animals, flowers, books, learning new things and talking to new people, praise
Dislikes: Cold places, being unable to help, feeling useless
Fears: The dark, the people she's close to being hurt
Blood Type: O
Clothing: She likes to wear loose and flowing clothing with long sleeves for maximum comfort, but often wears a maid costume because she's 'only here to serve'.
Place of Birth:
Sora was born on the 17th of June, one in a set of twins. Her twin sister, Sara, was the better one of the two. Perfect at anything she does, Sara was the one to achieve top grades, the first one to master an ability. She was strong and reliable, unlike Sora who was born with a weaker body. As a result, Sara was always the one to protect Sora, speaking up for her shier sister and shielding her from danger. Sora lived most of her childhood largely dependant on Sara to be there by her side, and her big sister was her only sun in the world, the only one she could depend on without a second thought.
She didn't realise when she realised that her feelings toward her sister was more complicated than one of purely love and admiration. Being the prodigal child of the family, her parents doted on Sara. She was the one who shined the brighter of the two, and often got gifts and rewards for her brilliant performance in school and in sports, leaving Sora in the shadows. No matter how much Sora tried, her sister was somehow always able to surpass her effortlessly. It wasn't that their parent's weren't supportive of her as well, but Sora always felt useless. She was unneeded and the unnecessary one of the two, no matter what she does she always needs to do better. Sora didn't just want words of encouragement from her parents, she yearned for their acknowledgment as well.
It was because of such a wish that she began trying to practice in secret, picking up a number of other abilities and trying her best to make people acknowledge her no matter what. She became quite skilled in a variety of things, from sewing and cooking to fighting and reflexes, but none of it ever caught their parents' attention in comparison to her perfect sister. And yet, she couldn't say that she hated her sister. Sara was always there for her when she needed it, the one who wiped away her tears when she was upset and the one who took on all the blame for her when one of their pranks went wrong. Yet despite it all, Sora felt a sense of unjust. Her talent could never outshine her sister's perfection, until the fateful day.
They were only 11 when they met with an incident on their way to school. A flowerpot fell from the sky, right above Sora when Sara noticed and shoved her out of the way, only to be hit with the pot in Sora's place. Despite being rushed to the hospital, one of the shards was embedded deeply into Sara's right eye, making her permanently blind. Because of such a thing, Sara was unable to keep up her performance, her partial blindness proving to be a great hurdle for her to get across. It was an incident that impacted the both of them greatly, but Sora felt the most guilt. It was partly because the fact that her sister was hurt was for her, but mostly because of the unforgivable thoughts she had when her sister was blinded.
Thank God... I can stop trying now.
In order to make up for her crime, Sora tried doubly hard for the both of them. She focused on the skills Sara used to be good at and refined them to higher levels, supporting her sister at the same time. The protected had to become the protector, and despite being initially unused to the change Sora warmed up to her new responsibilities quickly. To make up for all the times she has been helped, she began to try her best to help others, her sensitivity and skill causing her to solve a great deal of troubles for her family and friends.
Four years passed since then, and Sora got the invitation to join the school as the SHSL Helper. Taking her leave from her family, she vowed to do her best in the school, but it seems that fate has played yet another cruel joke on her in the form of a talking bear.
Family: Father; Tanaka Arakida
Mother; Honoka Arakida
Twin Sister; Sara Arakida
Friends: She has plenty of them, but she considers her sister her best friend
Enemies: None, at least Sora doesn't think so.
Despair mode: ON!
Face Claim: Rem; Re: Zero
Character Banner: To be added
NAME: TANG LONG YANG AGE: FOURTY FACECLAIM: WANG YAO (HETALIA)
The first impression one gets of Ryouchi is that he barely has any presence at all. The near definition of a ghost, he fades into the background easily with his pale skin and hair. It's as if he has been washed out of the color he used to have, even his eyes are a dull shade of blue. However, a change occurs when he interacts with the people he considers as friends, he appears to be glowing when he helps someone and the only times he smiles with genuine ease is when he feels accepted by the rest. He is always one to voluntarily help others, guiding the rookies with a sense of timeless patience. Eager to please, he does things without asking for a reward, just to make the other person happy. His natural instinct is to appease others, instinctively seeking for acceptance and friendship amongst most new acquaintances.
He is always able to see the good in everyone, no matter how they might act toward him. In a way, Ryuochi accepts abuse as though he deserved every bit of it. If you insult him he is quite likely to agree with you, mentally beating himself up whenever he does something even slightly wrong or caused trouble for anyone. He always puts himself at fault, no matter whether or not he truly is responsible. What was the reason for his inferiority complex he doesn't know, nor does he care to find out. Something tells him that if he does reach back it would have been awfully painful, so he tries to convince himself he's fine with staying in one place.
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Sora smiled brightly at him as the boy talked, feeling her heartbeat calm down gradually. He seemed to take off his glasses for some reason before speaking to her, his attitude talking a sudden change as he bent down to kiss her hand. Needless to say, Sora turned completely red. The kiss caught her completely off guard as she let out a soft squeak, jerking her hand back in an involuntary motion. Realising what she had done, her face only proved to turn impossibly redder. "I-I'm s-sorry!" She stuttered out, bowing quickly to Alexis in a apology. "I'm not used to... being kissed." Sora managed to say that in an almost inaudible whisper, fighting the urge to bury her face in her hands. A student burst through the door but she barely noticed, only stopping when there was a loud slam.
The doors and windows slammed shut, closing abruptly and causing Sora to jump. Looking around her in fear and confusion, she found herself slowly moving behind Alexis as if using him as a shield when the camera whizzed over at high speed, looking straight into her blue eyes. She completely ducked behind him when the voice rang out over the microphones, jarring in her ears. Peeking out over his shoulder Sora saw a white and black teddy bear on the podium, addressing the students as their headmaster. It looked adorable, but now is not really the time to appreciate the cuteness of the teddy bear. Some students have already been trying to escape the school, going at the doors to knock them in to no avail. This school... just what was it? Sora could only feel herself growing more and more lightheaded by the minute as such odd things went on around her, so she kept quiet. The atmosphere in the room was riddled with discomfort, but Sora needed to speak up. She needed to help them calm down, after all, it would not do to keep everyone in such a frenzied stage.
Steeling herself, a determined look came into her eyes as she did her best to speak up. "Please calm down, everyone! I'm sure there's a reason for this to happen!" Perhaps it was just the school orientation? Sora wouldn't know any better the customs of schools such as this one. Maybe they just operate differently from her own past experiences, maybe the headmaster was playing a joke on him. Whatever reason it might be, there was no harm in calming down and thinking their situation over.
.:Event:. The Opening Ceremony
.:Mood:. Confused, scared, determined
.:Interactions:. Alexis, Everyone
NAME: SHIMIZU TAIYOU AGE: FIVE FACECLAIM: HARUKA KOKONOSE (KAGEROU PROJECT)
Bright and sunny, Taiyou lives up to his namesake as a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy place. Seeming to have a kind word and encouraging attitude toward everyone, he tries his best to reach out and listen to those who needs help, despite always having an odd sense of dread when someone tells him their troubles. There seems to be a part of him that wants so shy away whenever someone mentions darker topics, a small part of him and wants him to stop and shouts for him to shift away. But he never knows how to reject someone so he never does, often indulging in others at the risk of himself.
Slightly clueless, Taiyou has no idea when his emotions are at a breaking point. He doesn't move away from what's harming him until it's too late, much like a moth with a flame. In order to do his best to help others, he doesn't admit how emotionally draining or tiring their words might be on himself. There's a part in Taiyou that just wants to give and give and seek nothing in return, seeing the best in people and believing in them despite everything they might have done. He is a pushover in terms of arguments, easily relenting to the other at just a little nudge. It wasn't that he doesn't have strong opinions, but Taiyou was willing to forsake himself to if it meant making others happy.
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