Please say hi! I love talking to people! I also love anime, baking, Japan, and a lot of other things. :)
This is Japan in a nutshell. Forget all the crazy stuff with the weird tv programs and the cosplaying—that’s just the outer shell that gets attention because it’s unusual. This, this is the beauty of the country. I’ve had little grandmothers chase me down because I dropped my shinkansen tickets. In amusement parks, the attendants do their upmost to get lost items (usually cardigans or kids’ shoes) back to the owners—before the owners even realize they’d lost said item(s). I’ve had complete strangers not only give my thorough directions but have offered to drive me to the place I needed to go.
It is so, so, so hard to go back to the States after you get the J-treatment. I mean, Japan has its downside (“What is this madness you call pizza???”), but the general attitudes of everyone—even the so-called hardcore yankees (two of whom who, on a blazing summer day, helped me find one of my schools when I was heinously lost in the labyrinth that is the neighborhood in which said school is located)—is the epitome of the mindset that I wish everyone would adopt. Because yelling at people gets you nowhere. And being able to empathize with people kinda helps make this country a really nice place to live in.
my first interaction with a person in japan (once i was past security) was at a noodle shop in the airport. i had just purchased cold udon and i went to sit down and eat it. this woman starts trying to get my attention and i turn to look. she does this gesture with her hand but i don’t know what she wants me to do.
she walked over, grabbed a bottle of sauce, and showed me i should pour it on the noodles. she let me do it, too. (they were great with the sauce).
this woman wanted me to enjoy the noodles the way they were supposed to to the point that she had to walk over to me. i was blown away by that.
Why promote a company but not add a link?
Now that’s just cool.
Pledge allegiance to the struggle
It doesn’t matter what fandom you’re in.
That shit’s devotion and deserves respect.
Every reblog is a salute
She’s really proud of herself. She rolled this out and then sat on it, admiring it, for a really long time.
no but women are so badass okay
because there will inevitably come a point in every woman’s life where she wakes up in a pool of her own blood and her reaction will be dammit now i have to do laundry
that is some suave superhero shit and you won’t ever be able to convince me otherwise