Some like to sleep
Some like to play
Some like to get together with their friends and make a band with a worldwide following and theN BREAK UP AFTER 12 YEARS LEAVING EVERYTHING BEHIND AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CRYING INTO THEIR BLACK PARADE JACKETS A YEAR LATER
just look at all that pain
Acoustics; Listen Here
if you ever need something to keep you out from stress or to just want to spend some time alone, here’s a playlist for you
so I don’t post anything I write…ever but I was messing around on word tonight just as a way to vent some feelings I guess
I wouldn’t even call this writing, more like “word vomit” but ya know it’s my blog and I needed to put this somewhere yeah
I made an old lady blush today at work because she ordered two senior coffees and I said “SENIOR ? I’m sorry miss, i’m going to have to ask to see some ID.” and she covered her mouth and went “Oh dear me” and couldn’t stop smiling
It’s been quite some time since I made a new generator, so here’s an elf maker! If you do end up making a character with this, tag ‘characterdesigninspiration’ so I can check ‘em out!
To Play: Click and drag each gif or take a screenshot of the whole thing.
THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themselves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.
so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase
good things about autumn
- wearing layers
- everything has pumpkin flavor in it
- when u step on leaves and they do the crumpy thing
- mornings that are crisp and sweet and cold
- crackly fires
- the drop in temperature brings out an attractive natural flush
- did I mention pumpkins
- those eensy beensy ones
- u know the ones i mean
- autUMN, GUYS
- don’t eat less, eat right
- don’t hold it in, it’s okay to cry
- don’t hurt yourself, there is always an alternative
- don’t shut yourself away, speak up
- don’t be your own bully, be your own hero
- don’t give up, because you’re worth so much more than you think
This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.
Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!
Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.
Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.