How The Face Changes With Shifting A Light Source
this is one of the coolest things on tumblr
See, I’m not unattractive, the lighting’s just wrong everywhere.
Look at my nails omfg
How did you take that photo?!?
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
Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?
Especially Japanese artists?
Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you…
Abs of Crisco jouney finale in the Korea Chapter!
I figured I’d do this since I’m flying back to the US in a couple days and today was the last official day at the healthclub where I’ve been working out for the past 2 months.
Warning for embarrassingly gratuitous photos of my before and after lmao also kind of tl;dr
WOWOWOWOW AMAZING CONGRATS. I commend your dedication! I’ve always wanted to do something similar and get healthier because being able to play sports without dying within 2 minutes would be nice. Except I think about it and imagine how nice it would be to have abs and then weep a little inside and continue to sit on my butt forever. I can only imagine it was hard to stick to. How did you get through those tough days?
John Watson is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list crime fighting clique in London, until he makes the mistake of being booby trapped with explosives by the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Sherlock Holmes
To get back at Sherlock for all his crazy antics, John cuts off all the chest fabric on Sherlock’s shirts. Drawing stupid prints for conventions.