Sculptor, painter, illustrator, writer, feral small business ownerI unapologetically enjoy anime, video games, psychedelia, old school goth, space pirates, elves, and spiders.
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It is not an easy life, the path I have chosen. It is fraught with stupidity and roadblocks, holey underwear, rude clients, tiresome thieves, ugly imitators, shoddy American healthcare, juggling dietary sensitivities against limited food bank selections, endlessly explaining why I don’t have this or that “important” item to people who feel threatened by my lack of material obsessions, poisoning myself so a dream can see fruition overnight….
and then there are days like today, which make every fucked up second worthwhile. And for legal and personal reasons, I can’t even blog about it. It would be maddening if not for the part where it ends with seeing the new Miyazaki film, in the original language, in a historic theater, with one of the sweetest and most beautiful men I have met in this lifetime. I can’t wait. I have to sleep and actually WORK in between now and then? My fortieth birthday is 3 weeks away, and I can still feel like this? I am ALIVE. That is something. It really really is.
it is not a fancy or perfect life by anyone else’s standards… but it never has to be, and I will never apologize… unless my holey underwear are showing or my noodles are old. Then I guess I am sort of obliged. I suppose I could put all the noodles in all the holey underpants and shellac the ever loving shit out of it and send it to MOMA with a note explaining in some erudite, perhaps sesquipedalian, not-wasting-my-bachelor-of-fine-arts-degree note, that my shellacked, noodle-packed holey underpants are more important than a high definition web enabled television set.
Take that, Westeros.
the last two frames of this kill me
We’d watch this version of Sesame Street
Erol Otus, from AD&D Module A4 - In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, 1981 TSR
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While I think it’s nice that young people are interested in feminism and multiculturalism and media criticism, I so very much wish they would read some books or take some graduate level (GRADUATE LEVEL) courses in theory and criticism first.
I saw a post earlier wherein some person was expounding about how “magical girl” anime were “feminist”. Not by Japanese OR WESTERN versions of “feminism” dears. The “killer pussy”/”weaponized little girl” trope is considered a problematic stereotype across genres.
If you see Sailor Moon and think “Girl Power! YEAH!” … you’re watching a very different cartoon than I am.
And I hope the nice person who got their ass death-threated and harassed off Tumblr comes back, because she made some valid points regarding anime and its native culture, and I would really like to see more non-Western criticism of the genre. KTHX.
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