I enjoy reviewing anime and realize that I haven’t been doing enough of it. One of my goals is to write more reviews.
Another goal is getting back to reading books that aren’t manga or webtoons. Don’t get me wrong – I adore comics with all my heart but there’s something lovely about literature too! I may potentially write more book reviews too.
I wonder why I dedicate so much time and energy into my hobbies (watching anime, cosplaying, blogging, drawing, taking photos with my camera, and more). I certainly don’t have to do any of these things. Then again, I wouldn’t like things to be any other way.
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. ^^
There is a story behind this drawing. This was originally my drawing for Inktober Day 2 (the theme was mindless) but I had second thoughts about the drawing after I finished it. That’s when I decided to quit Inktober.
If you’ve read my earlier post, you’ll know that I’ve continued Inktober (for now). I received many words of encouragement from friends to keep going. ^^
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.
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.
I went to a Man with a Mission concert last night and it was so much fun. The show was amazing. I first heard their song, My Hero, when I watched Inuyashiki. I loved My Hero. It was the start of my admiration for MWAM. It was their first time performing in Vancouver and also their last tour stop after a year-long tour.
If you watch anime, you may have heard their songs. They sang the theme songs for Log Horizon, The Seven Deadly Sins, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Golden Kamuy, and more. I read online that the second opening theme for the currently airing anime, Vinland Saga, is by them.
I was lucky enough to get a guitar pick… TT_TT
Blurry photo, but the guitar pick says ‘Kamikaze Boy Man with a Mission.’