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Newtype August 2014 - Free! high res scans + translation Part 1

Here is the little surprise I’ve been talking about a few days ago.

To celebrate this blog reaching one thousand followers, please have an english scanlation of this month’ Newtype. 

I did the magazine scans, cleaning and typesetting, kudouusagi did the whole translation, and ccparadise proofread and helped with typesetting. So, if you enjoy this read, please visit their blog and thank them warmly, for that couldn’t have been done without them!

As you can read in the post title, this is the first part only, there is more to come in the near future!


okay but hogwarts brought into the modern age though:

  • howarts with internet and students using the public computers in the library to play games like ‘hippogriff olympics’ and ‘nargle roll’ online, and swapping to essay research tabs whenever madam pince is anywhere near
  • students passing around notes in class with torrent links to download hogwarts: a history for free
  • inter-house competitions of world of warcraft and quidditch world cup 15
  • smartphones with apps for witch weekly and wizard’s digest
  • also apps for witches to keep track of their periods and includes an optional owl service, which, if selected, brings them an owl every month with sanitary towels and chocolate in discreet packaging
  • students who are dating students from other wizarding schools face-timing each other between classes
  • students who are dating muggles texting each other what they both learnt in school that day
  • wizarding social media and dating sites
  • parents bewitching their children’s technology so that, until they’ve finished their homework, all their phone does is sing ‘god save the queen’ in steadily increasing volumes, and the controllers for their games consoles get shy and hide in dark corners of the house until they’re coaxed out with gentle words

TO BE ALONE AFTER MIDNIGHT: a mix for the loneliest people in the brightest part of the city. (listen/download)

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In the audiofile above you hear two snippets of the Sherlock Soundtrack (“War” and “Pink”). It is John’s theme. The first time it plays when John wakes up from a nightmare (“War”).


The characteristic melody is played by piano in G minor and has a distinctive motive of four notes (see mid0nz’s meta for more insights). I added the second part (“Pink”) to show you the “official" ending of John’s theme where the chords rise along the scale of D minor. (This figure is often used in other Sherlock scores for very dramatic scenes, sometimes resolving in death. Perhaps I will revisit this in a future post). Choosing a minor key for John’s theme strengthens the viewer’s impression of John’s depressed and sad mental state.

When I decided to give the music in Sherlock more attention, I was so overwhelmed that I chose to start with the obvious. And that’s John’s theme. For me it plays a unique role in the musical world of Sherlock because it’s the only theme that’s continously played by piano. And in my experience piano themes are often really unique in the whole range of a (movie) soundtrack with predominantly fully orchestrated pieces. They stick up as played by a single instrument against pieces played by 30 and more instruments in an orchestra. And that’s why piano themes are often used to intensify the intimacy of a scene. (I first experienced this consciously in Titanic: The piano version of Rose’s theme when Jack draws her).

So my interpretation of John’s theme is this: The piano played tune in a minor key shows the viewer John’s deep emotions like sadness, vulnerability and perhaps the hurt that love can cause. In this way the viewer is - in contrast to Sherlock - directly linked via the music to John’s emotional state. The music helps us to be sure how John feels in many scenes. And that’s why I’ll definitly write more about the magnifiscent use of John’s theme in every single season. <3

But for now I will finish this post by showing you how John’s theme is linked to the other two outstanding themes. The Main theme (title theme) and what’s called by the composers the Hero’s Theme. (My piano version of the key elements:)

John’s theme (beginning):


Main (=title) theme (bar 9 to the end):


Hero’s theme (first time: bar 11ff., several times again and at the end):


What we can see and hear: John’s theme and the Hero’s theme are combined in the main theme. If you want to, you can read this as the musical conjunction of John and Sherlock. (As this is the title theme of the show I’ll leave the further Johnlock interpretation to you…). And if you understand the main theme as Sherlock’s theme, then you could say that it integrates his heart (John) and his mind (crime solving=”the game”).

[Last note: the notations above are based on the piano arrangement of Anthony Weeden. I kept the notation in A minor for visual simplicity (=lack of accidentals), but’d like to clarify that John’s theme is played in G minor, the main theme in A minor and the hero’s theme in C minor when they are first introduced – please correct me if I’m wrong).

ETA: See replies  for further thoughts regarding aspects of music theory.

My meta about John’s theme in The Empty Hearse.

and in The Sign of Three

and in His Last Vow.


this is not disney

for the phychos, villans and serial killers dubstep-hard playlist by aryastark04

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okay so here’s my hogwarts housing thoughts

house selection isn’t really based on your outward personality so much as your internal priorities? it’s about what you value, what you’d visualize as your ideal version of yourself—if you could be guaranteed anything, what would it be?

really generally here’s what each house would say

  • hufflepuff: camaraderie, belonging, support
  • gryffindor: fraternity, internal strength, living to your ideals
  • ravenclaw: knowledge for its own sake, autonomy, creativity
  • slytherin: striving toward individual goals, leadership, external strength

so the reason gryffindor and slytherin are cast as antagonistic houses (aside from any character rivalries) is because one values holding to a set of ideals (internal strength) and the other values measurable success (external strength); meanwhile, ravenclaws and hufflepuffs don’t give a tittyfuck about being “strong” because ravenclaws prioritize being comprehending and hufflepuffs prioritize being sympathizing

you can compare houses along lines of gryffindor—slytherin, the more ‘active’ houses vs. the ‘passive’ ravenclaw—hufflepuff; or along lines of slytherin—ravenclaw the more self-oriented houses vs. gryffindor—hufflepuff the more outward-oriented houses

that’s not to say slytherin and hufflepuff, or gryffindor and ravenclaw, are opposites? just that their traits would combine in ways that amplify each other (hufflepuff-slytherin: fiercely loyal to the point of being underhanded to support your friends) rather than complement each other (hufflepuff-gryffindor: brave and confident and willing to take responsibility to defend your friends)


if you’re any sort of cusp and you don’t have any input of your own (e.g. as harry did—“not slytherin, not slytherin”), the sorting hat will decide which to go for based on which you’ll fit into better. for example, this is why hermione is a gryffindor: despite her intense interest in learning, in the end she’s happiest taking the active role of an activist for house elves; meanwhile this is also why snape isn’t gryffindor: because the comparative introspection offered by slytherin works better for his academic development

tl;dr—don’t ask yourself what you act like! ask yourself what you want to be like and what qualities in the people around you would best allow that to manifest

Mmm oh yes, this.

Hrrum. Yes, this makes sense. I’ve seen/thought of similar theories before - but I really like how they break down the different “values” (for lack of a better word) of the different houses. (Incidentally, the whole idea of going to where your desired qualities would best manifest is practically canonized [lulz] with Neville’s sorting - he doesn’t really think he’s worthy of Gryffindor because he doesn’t see himself as actually being/acting like the “brave Gryffindor” (though he does, really, time and time again), but he wants to be like that and as we know he does have the capacity to be like that.)

So, erm, yes. That’s my thoughts. (I’d say that all basically fits with Pottermore’s sorting system too, actually - my first sorting I got Hufflepuff, which I was astonished by, but I do often quite desire those things listed above for Hufflepuff - and while I do value them they aren’t my highest values, though I guess they were at the time of my first sorting! But my second sorting got me Ravenclaw, which makes a lot more sense because all three of those listed above - which I agree with - make up what could be called my core set of values, but because they are my core they at times get subsumed by other values which seem more immediately important/relevant. By which I mean that, really, I value all of those things listed above to some extent.

So yes, that’s my ramble for the day. Now off to go do my skeletal biology exam.

gryffindor—slytherin, the more ‘active’ houses vs. the ‘passive’ ravenclaw—hufflepuff… slytherin—ravenclaw the more self-oriented houses vs. gryffindor—hufflepuff the more outward-oriented houses

i am so glad im not the only one who noticed this dichotomy ahhh~


View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.

All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!

Are there any fics where peter gets shot/seriously hurt and wade needs to save him?