Friday, October 19, 2007

Icons:in a nutshell <3

What does ESP, guts, amputation, childhood inferiority complexes, the world going to hell and back again( and back to hell again) and the Japanese all have in common?


Yeah, 1988 cyber-punk cult-film, (that in all honesty took about 4 viewings and endless readings to understand. Just a little.) It was the first to make it over to America, and well, start it all. And since then, as far as I have seen, on of the movies to really show Japanese people, for most anime has some over-the-top outrageous colored hair and over-sized eyes. (Not to be offensive, just an observation! And there are others, very good too, that do show realistic Japanese people, case in point Tokyo Godfathers--I love trannies)

Well, as much as I do love both the movie and manga, I tend to go on mindless rambles and what not, (as many of you know <3> ) I don't want to go much into a non-lucid plot (are you totally proud of my English Mr.Eure?) But, you should see it, not only because it's from Japan, but because it will make you smile---in a depressing, incomprehensible way...

Much luck. (in understanding and such)

Warm regards,


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ahh, the impermanence of humankind

Everything will eventually end. Alongside the belief that human beings can escape that truth, is a belief of something greater than the self.

But, when do we actually meet that something greater, if at all. And what does that meeting hold?

Alichino are beautiful unworldly beings will do anything you desire, but (of course) with pretty little strings attached. Godly and mortal, faded into both heaven and hell.The manga of the same name is written and drawn by Kouyou Shurei. And to grace her all too real world, were people are just jesters dressed as Kings, there are fragile haunting images. Both in color and shades of black and white, it is difficult to establish grey.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita refers to a sub-culture fashion popular in Japan and Europe. There is a arguable amount of divisions within it, but it is essential the Victorian era, Gothic style, Punk and classic Japanese clothing combined-and not available in America :( It is very influential art form set off by the music industry.

Takaya Miou, a college drop-out borders the line of indie and commercial art. Her art surrounds the fashion of Gothic Lolita. She combines modern look with ancient folk-lore story telling. Her subject matter and image rendering always express the black and white poles, and never truly a gray zone. She morphs the delicate lines and figures with the stark, violent, unexpected.