30 9 / 2014

sportsanimeheadcanons:

"What is it called when a pairing is almost canon?"

"Sports anime." 

(via tinybubblebodt)

30 9 / 2014

pauper-sainte:

musterni-illustrates:

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a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.

I have never had a horoscope fit more

(via rainbowthinker)

30 9 / 2014

(Source: coalgirls, via rainbowthinker)

30 9 / 2014

shinichameleon:

By mery.
※Permission to upload this was given by the artist.

shinichameleon:

By mery.
※Permission to upload this was given by the artist.

(via 13radishes)

30 9 / 2014

zacharuis:

Free!: name meanings

(via rainbowthinker)

30 9 / 2014

yamino:

ultrafacts:

gayonthemoon1239:

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

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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.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Pretty much yea ^

I reblogged this once but I’m reblogged again for the added commentary!

yamino:

ultrafacts:

gayonthemoon1239:

rifa:

actualbloggerwangyao:

alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

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.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Pretty much yea ^

I reblogged this once but I’m reblogged again for the added commentary!

30 9 / 2014

causeofdeathmakoharufeels:

Headcanon time!

Makoto takes a couple of classmates back to his place to start on a group project and walking in they find Haru cooking dinner wearing nothing but Makoto’s plaid shirt.

The next day, his whole class already know about his cute, doting ‘girlfriend.

His embarrassment (and their teasing) only gets worse when Haru shows up with his forgotten bento. ^^

30 9 / 2014

churosu:

jealous haru is my weakness (ノ* ゜▽゜*)

(via bishovnen)

30 9 / 2014

29 9 / 2014

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this fucking flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.

(via makochantachibanana)

29 9 / 2014

spookybackroundcharacter:

there might be an anime phase but fma phases don’t exist.
once you watch fullmetal alchemist it just kinda stays with you forever I mean you can be eighty and then you just see an apple pie or something and it comes flooding back to you like you just found jesus again

(Source: mei-chchang, via makochantachibanana)

29 9 / 2014

29 9 / 2014

29 9 / 2014

tanoshindekouze:

I’m honestly a little bit scared of what would happen if Momo & Nagisa went out to eat together.

(via shaachii)

29 9 / 2014

spooky-junkouu:

Being a yaoi voice actor has got to be the most awkward job ever

I mean. like.

"We’re going to need you to moan sexually in to the microphone…. A bit louder please… Now moan out a fictional characters name…."

(via tinybubblebodt)