Anonymous sent: Can you suggest where I can buy drawing tablets here in the Philippines?? Thank you!! :)
It depends on what brand you’re looking for. If it’s wacom, its available in most computer stores. You just have to ask sometimes, coz they only get it when someone places an order.
You can also go the website wacom-asia.com
They have a store locator and pricelist in the Philippines, if that would help. You can also go directly to wacom’s Ph office and buy it there. I’m not sure exactly where that is (I think it’s in Q.C.), but the adress should be available in the website.
Phili should definitely have brown eyes. I have never met a Filipino with light colored eyes, unless they are half caucasian. I think the unusual colors are more of an artistic interpretation.
Regarding China, if I’m not mistaken, Himaruya said that the original design for APH China was a serious, old fashioned man. Not sure why he changed it. The old version seems to fit better.
Now, regarding USPH, sorry but this is gonna be long.
Like I always say, I’m not a fan of colonyxcolonizer ships, but I have to admit, they are cute. I’m not familiar with USxViet relations, but Ph does have longer history with America.
I have nothing against USPh. I even enjoy seeing the rare good portrayals available. I just don’t like how majority of the fans portray it. I HATE it. Everything is just ooc and shows how clueless they are of the history behind this ship.
They always portray America as the ‘hero’ who ‘rescued’ Phili, the ‘damsel in distress’, from the tyrannical Spanish rule. A piece of advice, please take a look at USPh war.
I do hope these USPh weabo shippers know about atrocities committed by American soldiers. Like the killing of males above 10yrs of age just coz they’re old enough to hold a gun. Or the burning of villages with the villagers in it for breaking curfew. How about the Balangiga Massacre and Bud Dajo Massacre?
This is a very long story, but to sum it all up, a lot of people believe (myself included) that whatever atrocities committed by Japan in WW2, America did it in a year. And the worst part, the American government hid all this info from its citizens. And you wonder why Spain got the bad rep (as bad as colonization is, Spain is an angel compared to other colonial masters).
You guys know I hate antagonizing countries (I have headcanons for them to prevent this). I’m just saying make sure to know and understand the history behind these characters and ships.
Real people suffered and died in the darker parts of our history. Portraying it as some sort of adorable lover’s quarrel to support your fictional shipping fantasies is just plain WRONG.
Anonymous sent: water bender huh? hmm do we have a martial art that is as fluid as the water bender style because our arnis is pretty intense, I mean really intense. idk much about Ph martial arts :\
I’ve always imagined Ph to be a waterbender, coz of the important role of water in our ancestors lives.
And remember those swamp benders, which to me is a form of waterbending. Controlling those plants are like a safer, ethical form of blood bending when you think about it. And those swamp benders, for some reason, made me think of SE Asia.
I’m not a martial arts expert too, but what I’ve heard from Dan Inosanto(martial arts master), Ph martial arts is diverse, since each region/tribe has their own styles and techniques. You can use blades, daggers, even whips! And ofcourse, the fist.
From some demos I’ve seen, it can work, depending on what style you use. The only thing is that it is more close contact than the usual bending martial arts we’ve seen.
I wouldn’t mind taking classes in it either, if ever I make an askblog about it. I’ve always wanted to learn any kind of martial arts. And I need to practise action poses and action animation, this would be a good excuse!
Sadly, I’m a corporate slave and I’m always broke, so I’m not so sure about those classes, nor do I have time for another askblog. Sigh…