I’m sure all of you who watch the new MLP thing are familiar with the ep where Rarity gets those wings?
Well, that episode spoke to me on a deep personal level for two reasons - 1) Rarity is the bomb and second only to Luna in my affections 2) when I was little, I had the Skydancer flutterpony. And I LOVED that flutterpony, guys. I loved it so, so much. I gave all my old MLPs to a wee little friend of mine when I left Vancouver for the first time, and I was on the fence about giving up Skydancer (Firefly too), but I did it because I figured if they gave me that much joy, they’d probably give her a lot of joy too. UuU
ALSO. Holy crap, I have a Redbubble! So like, if you feel a sudden need to have a douvet cover of this or something, check er out: http://www.redbubble.com/people/inkscribble/works/12714957-flutterpony-rarity?ref=recent-owner
How many people actually pay attention to my Tumblr? I have no idea but I will find out today.
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Because yay art!! <3 who doesn’t love the chance at something?
do you ever just stop and realize how much pokemon has grown
like wow it just really amazes me
well i mean
pokemon isnt the best example
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
that’s punk af dang
I’m most excited about Jason Momoa being Aquaman
My sexual orientation is everything about this picture. Srsly.
ALLLLL the pantysplash