Hello! I'm Nicole, a uni student studying in Sydney, AUS ^_^
I have a lot of OTPs but my two top otps are Robstar and Levihan
This is a multi-fandom blog, mainly about TT, Batman and the rest of the DC Universe. I tend to also post/reblog anime/manga related things from time to time.
Shows I'm watching: Legend of Korra (Book 3), Sailor Moon Crystal (new one) M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane (still weird as fuck), Free! Eternal Summer, Glasslip, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus & Aldnoah.Zero
And I'm watching High School- Love On; my very first Korean drama series and so far loving it
I'm reading: Hirunaka no Ryuusei and Shingeki no Kyojin (beware, I've turned into a Levihan shipper!)
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 themsleves, 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.
Could you please do a clip of Team Rocket using insults that are a lot heavier than “twerp”?
meowth, control yourself
I HAVE NA EEVER LAGUHED SO HA RD IN MY ENTRE L IF E
james sounds so fuckin offended like omf
ch. 73 + mazume and swimsuits
when ur left alone in an unfamiliar room
What if Captain America’s back story was that he got clawed by a genetically modified bald eagle and he woke up the next day with super patriotic powers
The 5 times Sokka forgot Toph was blind and the 2 times he didn’t.
The basics of eye shapes for writers.
☓ Dear Dad
☓ Dear Mom
☓ Dear Brother
☓ Dear Sister
☓ Dear Ex-Best Friend
☓ Dear Best Friend
☓ Dear Future Girlfriend
☓ Dear Future Boyfriend
☓ Dear Crush
☓ Dear Enemy
☓ Dear [anyone else]