My Hero Academia Season 4 Episode 1 – Impressions

My Hero Academia season 4 is finally here! Maybe you’re like me, who has been waiting for this season since the last season ended.

Episode one synopsis: A reporter observes the UA students for a feature on how the students are doing in the dorms. In reality, he is interested in learning the identity of All Might’s successor. He already has a person in mind, but is curious to know if his hypothesis is correct.

I don’t think anyone likes lengthy recaps, so I’m glad that they didn’t do that this time. Instead, they made the episode interesting while also introducing the characters and their quirks. I found this really creative and by the end of the episode, I felt… hopeful. Hopeful about Deku as All Might’s successor and also hopeful for this season because of this great start.

The episode was also really, really pretty.

Inktober 2019 – Days 6-8

Days 1-3 post HERE.

Days 4-5 post HERE.

I’m so behind, but I’m no longer prioritizing art. I’m happy that I got back into drawing but I have other hobbies as well. Blogging, for example, is something I want to do more of, specifically reviewing anime. Expect a cosplay post really soon.

Day 6: Husky

Day 7: Enchanted

I drew Princess Mansherry from One Piece. She has healing abilities.

Day 8: Frail

I drew sick Rin from the video game, Catherine: Full Body.

First Impressions: Babylon Episodes 1-3

Babylon is a currently airing anime from this Fall 2019 season. The premise sounded interesting on MAL, so I decided to give it a watch. I did not really have any expectations going in, but it blew my mind. The first episode left off on a cliffhanger, which made me immediately watch the second episode. Then the third episode. Now I’m impatiently waiting for the next episode to come out.

Synopsis: Zen Seizaki is a prosecutor and is assigned to investigate a pharmaceutical company that is suspected of paying universities to exaggerate the effectiveness of their new drug. While investigating the company, he finds a suspicious page covered in blood, hair, nails and skin. The sheet has the letter ‘F’ written all over it. He realizes that things are more serious than he originally thought.

Thoughts: The art style and animation are great. The mature art style suits the more serious atmosphere. I really like the protagonist, Zen, because he is reliable and has a strong sense of justice. Anything can happen in this anime. That being said, there were a lot of twists and turns that kept the suspense going. I think I’ve become quite good at predicting shows, but I felt a lot of surprise at the reveals. Each episode leaves off on a cliffhanger, so it might be wise to wait until all the episodes are out. It’s too late for me, so I’m just going to watch it whenever an episode is released, then wait in anticipation for the next episode.

I never thought that this one case about the pharmaceutical company would turn into this whole other mess. It’s a messy web that’s intertwined with so many different things and people. I’m curious as to where they will take this story. I definitely recommend this anime, especially if you like mystery and suspense.

There are some graphic scenes in this anime, such as nudity, sex, death, and drugs. That being said, this show is not appropriate for younger audiences.

Inktober 2019 – Days 4-5

Inktober 2019 – Days 1-3 post HERE.

As you may already know, I had given up on drawing. I guess anything is possible.

I missed Day 6 but I will probably draw it sometime in the near future. Work and school life got in the way. D:

I’m hoping to focus more on cosplay, so I won’t be drawing on days I cosplay. It would be too much time and effort on my part, given the fact that my schedule is already busy as it is.

Day 4: Freeze

The petals/leaves (uh, interpret it as you will) falling and changing colours symbolize the everchanging world. This includes people too.
But sometimes you feel stuck. While everything around you is moving, you feel “frozen” in time.
This notion of feeling “frozen” came to me when I read the prompt. ^^

Day 5: Build

Build –> platelet (somehow).

I drew a platelet from the anime, Cells at Work.

Inktober 2019 – Days 1-3

For those of you who don’t know what Inktober is, there a prompt list with a different theme for each day in October. It happens every year in October. Those who want to participate create a drawing every day and their drawing has to be related to that theme. Most people draw traditional art (hence the name, “Ink” October).

I decided to participate for the first time. Since I draw digitally, my Inktober drawings are digital art. I wasn’t planning on doing it this year but I got a lot of support. I gave up on drawing as a hobby for two reasons. The first was because of new hobbies (cosplay, reviewing anime, and photography) while the second reason was because I had no confidence in my drawing. The last time I drew prior to Inktober was December 2018.

I still don’t have confidence in my drawing. After Day 1, I planned on quitting. I’ve done three days of art so far, so it’ll be interesting to see how far I go.

This is the prompt list I’m following:

Day 1: Ring

Ring –> earring.

Day 2: Mindless

Day 3: Bait

The idea behind this drawing is idealization. When you idealize someone, you’ve “baited yourself.” Under their mask that YOU created of them, they may not be the person you think they are. You have a surface level understanding of them and maybe you just like the idea of them.


P.S. She’s the Day 1 girl.

Obligatory birthday post

So my 23rd birthday just passed and now I’m writing this at 1 AM. It was a good birthday.

I think I’ve grown a lot in these past few years. I’m pretty chill now… A lot of things don’t bother me anymore. Or maybe I’ve just become desensitized to everything. Hahaha.

Seriously though, I can’t remember the last time I felt petty in a while. If I have a problem with someone, I feel comfortable confronting them about the issue now, while keeping the conversation respectful.

I’ve started doing things less for other peoples’ approval. I would say that I’ve become a more authentic person. Authenticity is one of my values and those who respect me and like me for who I am are people I cherish.