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I really don’t see how expressionless white dudes wearing sunglasses in neutral color palettes can make interesting music, let alone hold my attention during an filmed interview. It sounds like high school part II.
contemplating deleting this tumblr, I’ve been too negative and I want to improve all aspects of my life as much as I possibly can and this place has too much negativity tied to it. I do not know how to use this constructively in most contexts.
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A new friend! Heidi! Neat. ANYHOO, since I got that Pinocchio comic happening a week and some days from now, Gunshow updates will change to be on Tuesday and Thursday instead, since Pinocchio will be M-W-F. That way you get something every day of the week, and two things on Wednesday (BACK). So yeah. Not next week but the week after, Gunshow will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Okay. Good hustle team!!
whenever cis people are like “I don’t get it, what is cis privilege, like how are we more privileged than trans people?” Do you not fucking pay attention. Listen to how we are talked about in society. Pay attention to the wording. Look up Transgender day of Remembrance. Research about why that exists. Then tell me that we’re equal and I will punch you right in the goddamn face.
"but that vioooolent and that makes you just as baaaad!" Actually it doesn’t because there’s no system of suppression against cispeople, my action would have been taken out of the emotional frustration for the injustices of people like me. Fuck your feelings. ;}
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