Awed. Overwhelmed. Confused. Delighted. That pretty accurately describes the range of emotions (in order, might I add) that I felt upon crashing the 10th annual SacAnime show, “where Anime fans go to play”. That’s an understatement.
Let’s set the stage: I have almost no knowledge of Anime, Manga, video games, comic books, or any category or sub-category of those things. I’ve never even been able to sit through an entire Star Wars movie (sacrilege, I know). The closest references I know are limited to Sega and Nintendo games from the 90’s. Oh, and Sailor Moon. Everything looked like Sailor Moon to me. I wrongly guessed (twice) and was scoffed at (once. The other time was pity) for asking whether attendees were dressed as Sailor Moon characters. Bottom line: I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. But I was determined to learn something about this cultural behemoth; maybe not understand…
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As 2013 wraps up, I’ve been noticing more and more people getting engaged and/or married under the age of 23.
I get it.
It’s cold outside… you want to cuddle and talk about your feelings… life after graduation is a tough transition… so why not just cut to the chase and get married, right? It’s hip. It’s cool. You get to wear clothing that wouldn’t normally be socially acceptable at the dive bar you frequent with the $5 beers. Eff it. YOLO. YOMO! You only marry once…
The divorce rate for young couples is more than twice the national average. Divorce is no longer a staple in a midlife crisis, but rather, something that SEVENTEEN Magazine should probably be printing on. Headlines could read,
“How to budget for your prom AND your wedding in the same year!”
“What’s HOT: Kids raising Kids.”
“Why your Mom doesn’t really…
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Were back home after our festive break at Dave’s parent’s, unfortunately my Father has been ill and unable to come stay with us in London like planned. Which totally sucks, I was really looking forward to spending time with him! To get back into our usual routine we headed to the common for a walk, it was nice to stroll around familiar territory again and see some of Coco’s dog friends along the way. While we were down in Kent we took a walk along the sea front and boy was it nice! Also Coco loves the sand! In a way, I was wishing we could relocate to a seaside town! Maybe one day! Made In Britain Too!
I got this dress for Christmas from Dave, it’s from Topshop and part of their made in britain range. They have been doing this for a while but this is the first piece…
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The sea churns endlessly through God’s chakra.
And we feel the sun move to moon,
Just as we believe the moon moves the sea.
Time is the strangest of strangers,
But yet we know him so well.
He follows us from time defined to time indefinite.
From birth to death,
And as he moves along,
He ensures the world forgets our presence.
But I can’t help but sense that there is a world outside
A world where we may run wild,
Throughout a new existence.
Everyone is a samurai of their own kind.
Their own tribes divide along the moon and sea,
The earth meets the sun in reverse,
And we escalate from time indefinite
To time defined.
For time is time only when you count,
To be free is to be unaware of time,
And to move freely,
Just as water,
Without any sense of tension.
Our haves and have nots obliterated,
And the world filled with ecstasy.
Sadly, we cannot see these things.
They are but objects in the mirror,
Whereas we only see ourselves.
Our perception of death lacks the hope of resurrection,
And true peace of mind will only meet the soul once the mirror is shattered.
As we endlessly transpire,
Discard all desire,
Into the world after.