This is my life.
This is how I feel once I get on Winter Break. Excusing the sizable amount of work I have to do.
BUT HEY, I JUST BEAT THE ELITE 4 on POKEMON BLACK 2 AND I FEEL FUCKIN’ GOOD… so I’m gonna enjoy it.
It’s here! My first semester as a Master’s student is complete!
I might say that I feel like I’ve… evolved!
Last night I went and saw Kimbra play some music live. My friend Trent and I began the evening by waiting in line to get into the show. We were directly behind this cute little girl in a leopard print dress including a black tu tu. To top everything off, her shoes were actually bright red, fuzzy slippers with little claws. She had a cat obsession, clearly.
The wonderful thing about this little girl was how playful she was, and that special something that warmed my heart: she was reading comics. [this post was just interrupted by a package being delivered for a book called “Reading Comics” which is not the book I was hoping to read on the plane, but, oh well, I still got a book] This little girl was full of energy taking her mom’s phone to use as a flashlight at the tables near the back of the venue (we ended up sitting behind them). She was reading away first with a Sonic the Hedgehog comic and then with some sort of Angry Birds space picture book. You could tell her mom was there for the music and this girl was there to satisfy her mom and to read books.
(The best quote from her was right before The Stepkids (who were reallllly bad) started playing another song and she exclaimed, “OH NO NOT AGAIN!”)
In case you haven’t gleaned from previous posts, I am an avid advocate for children’s comics. I believe that companies should devote more time to fostering creative energy in children and start them early on comics. Instead of the five titles a month coming out of the “Big Two” why not double or triple that? You can tell that they have some sense of trying to get kids on comics, but that’s only one day of the year: Free Comic Book Day. The comic companies are aware that children read comics, but they’re so caught up in appealing to this artificial white men, teens to 40s demographic that they don’t realize comics are for everyone! This little girl is an example, Archie is appealing not only to the much younger generation’s demographic but also the little girls’ demographic.
Comics deserve to be in hands and read by everyone. Companies should put emphasis on all readers rather than just alienating everyone outside of the superficial demographic. Luckily, the “Big Two” aren’t the only ones making comics and the others know how to focus on kids. Still, the “Big Two” have the (some) more recognizable characters so they should put an increased amount of effort into children’s comics.
Unfortunately, the little girl and her mom left right before the show was over. I was going to get their attention and tell them, “hey, some of the best comics around for people your age are ____…”
Here’s a list that could have filled in the blank:
Played Pokémon Stadium while drunk with Ashley last night. Couldn’t stop laughing at stoned Venusaur:
Sexual Flareon was also pretty weird:
Awhile ago, I posted an extensive playlist of the songs that give me the chills. This all involved music videos and such. It was very overwhelming. Since then, I have made many changes and added a shitload of new songs. So, here’s the playlist I wrote before my previous hard drive crashed (YAY!).
If you like a couple of these songs, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the other artists. They slightly vary in genre, but they’re all amazing. Unfortunately, all of my older music and blues isn’t on the playlist yet… and I can only choose one Leadbelly song (*gasp*).
Also, I’d like to add a note: I have not blogged any new posts… at all. This will, unfortunately, become more common. I have just entered my Masters program which involves an extensive amount more work thus less free time. I’m still going to try my hardest and hopefully use writing this to help warm me up for some more extensive writing.
If anything, here’s a photo of me in my new office with my one decoration: