I was surprised to hear BLACKPINK’s Rosé sing “Eyes, Nose, Lips” by BIGBANG’s TaeYang, her label-mate… because of how unstable and off-tune her voice sounded.
While I was preparing for my Japanese studies as an incoming middle schooler, … I discovered cosplaying and a plethora of other Japanese stuff like anime, manga, gyaru (girl) style, visual kei style, …………
Anime and manga fans who cosplay – dress up as their favorite characters – were such “eye-candies” to me as a kid. The homemade or “professionally-made” costumes they wore were much more colorful, detailed, and unique compared to the Halloween costumes you’d see at your local party stores.
But soon after discovering the hobby, I realized that cosplaying is far from glamorous.
On the first day of September, Nintendo sent GameJolt.com a notice about removing 562 fan-made games that were infringing the rights of Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Pokemon:
These web pages display images of Nintendo’s video game characters in connection with unauthorized online games that copy the characters, music, and other features of Nintendo’s video games.
Shortly after the notice was sent, Nintendo-inspired fan-made games have been removed from the gaming site. However, the games’ creators can still access them “for historical purposes”.