Wishlist for secret santa exchange! My art blog is http://xinester.tumblr.com
I’m a fan of Sailor Moon and Adventure Time :’) I particularly like the friendships, eg. Chibiusa&Hotaru, Minako&Rei, Finn&Jake. What else hmmm
Other things: I think Javier Bardem is super hot HAHA, and I love dogs, cutesy romantic things, vintage fashion (60s&70s) and antiques. I don’t have OCs but I love portraits!! :B my favorite color is pink. Thank you!! <3
ane no kekkon, nishi keiko
even though i’d previously only read 2 of nishi keiko’s works (both published by viz in the 90s), i consider her one of my favorite mangaka and have always longed for someone to publish more of her work in english. love song was one of the first manga i ever bought and it has definitely been incredibly influential on the way i think about short stories. last night i was reading a random josei manga online and halfway through the first chapter, i felt a creeping delight in my body and i hesitantly thought “is this nishi keiko???”, so i backspaced to the main page and checked AND IT WAS! and adrenaline suddenly pulsed through my body and my face got really hot.
my heart is glowing with strange ecstasy because i recognized her work despite an almost 20 year creation gap in her manga that i had read as a high schooler (love song, 1993) and her manga that i was currently reading as a professional student (ane no kekkon, 2010). even though many of the superficial things about her drawings had changed, there were things that had stayed the same, like her shorthand way of drawing eyes and her quirky scene segue style.
this discovery would have had less of an emotional impact on me had i still been actively searching for more of her work in english (i’d given up on that long ago), but i wasn’t and this has left such a deep impression on me that i’m still thinking about it this morning even though i read the manga last night. unexpectedly coming across her again was like meeting a random person on the plane with whom i was having great chemistry with, only to realize we were already good friends long ago.
jenny o. - automechanic (live)
ashley ording is one of my favorite bloggers and i really wanted to share this photoset of hers. i have a lot of very plain skirts that kinda go with everything, but lately, i’m really into the idea of statement skirts/pants that you have to build an outfit around.
roy orbison - shahdaroba
my roommate and i were fostering this adorable pup named dilbert for three weeks, and today he got picked up for adoption. although i am happy that he’s found his forever home, i’m mostly sad. really gonna miss cuddling with him. earlier today, i was on the phone with my mom and i told her that i felt like a part of my heart was leaving me, and she laughed and said, “i’ve never even heard you talk about a boyfriend that way.”
the church - under the milky way
i’m currently in the midst of sorting/dating/measuring clothes to update my shop; the measuring is the most tedious part and the dating is the most fun. these guides are a good introduction:
there are ways to identify clothes to a general time period based on material used, metal vs plastic zipper, and whether or not a care tag is present, but when all else fails, the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) is super useful and AWESOME. you can put in any obscure label name and find out when the trademark was requested and if/when the company closed down, which usually narrows the clothing item to a 10-20 year window.
i went hiking up in the hills in my area for the first time. i swear to god when i saw this cluster of cacti i thought it was like those video game plants that help you bounce up to the next platform