It’s past midnight, but I’m still up watching Blue Spring Ride [that's an anime] while eating way too many dried mango slices. Life is kind of good. Seriously though how can life be bad when you have mango? Fresh mango, dried mango, mango sorbet, MANGO EVERYTHING. just mango.
Oranžās Brīvdienas on the stage (I’m the kid in a yellow shirt with no flowers around)
Anyhow, I was a volunteer at Klang [rock festival] and it was great! Me being a volunteer was also the reason why I am wearing a yellow shirt in the photo- all the volunteers had those. Everything was better than I thought it would be, the bands were awesome [at least most of them] and the people were really friendly, I got to meet so so many new, cool people and some I already knew before. Generally it was an interesting experience, I’m happy I went there, my first little festival, yaay!
pretty much me everyday, don’t even care, dungarees 4lyfe
So ever since I got my phone (~5 months ago?) my call signal has been ひこうき雲, which is OST to The Wind Rises, but I hadn’t even watched the film until last week! I just wanted to say that I was a bit disappointed by it, imo the movie lacked the usual ~Ghibli magic~ and the storyline while promising seemed half-finished and lacked depth. The characters were pretty meh too, Jiro was just a boring, self-centered jar of mayonnaise, but Naoko had no personality traits apart from being fragile and soft-spoken. At least the music was good! Really good, you guys.
For some reason watching The Wind Rises made me want to catch up on this seasons anime [not anime movies] and I started watching Blue Spring Ride, which was one of the few shoujo series as well as one of the few non sci-fi ones this season. I like science so it might seem weird, but I’ve never been interested in any sci-fi things apart from Star Trek, I’ve always preferred realistic books/movies/anime. Soo, BSR isn’t anything wooow, groundbreaking, but it’s pretty cute, very reminiscent of Kimi ni Todoke. I like the main character Futaba who hides away her ~cute side~ and tries to act rough because she doesn’t want other girls to think she’s just faking cuteness to be liked by boys. I also sometimes try to be tougher than I am and talk in deeper voice or things like that, hah.
Also also I feel like I’ve never mentioned that here, but my all time favorite anime [apart from Ghibli stuff] are Aoi Hana, Paradise Kiss and Honey&Clover! I watched them all when being 13 or 14 and I actually learned quite a lot about myself from them all, especially Aoi Hana. If you want to watch some nice anime with complex story lines I really recommend those to you.
Probably no one is interested in this otaku talk, but I used to be a huge shoujo/josei geek when younger and anime will always hold a special and warm place in my heart ♥
Untouchable Face by Ani DiFranco
Shout out to my friend Monika who just moved to Manchester! I have to confess that I only got into Ani DiFranco after Monika posted this song to her Facebook, so paldies, Monika ♥
Other than that I really like this song, if that was my song I’d dedicate it to all the lovely kids here who have this beautiful perfect adorable unrequited crush with silky skin who’s super cool and has great passion for something in life. plz don’t make fun of me I’m not talking about myself here, SERIOUSLY.
and yo, I feel sort of self-conscious and awkward and boring, so I’m just trying to cheer myself up and remind that I’m kinda cool…
… so yea my name is Elizabete and I like indie-rock and psychedelic rock and adult contemporary music and I know near to nothing about making music and music instruments and stuff, and I like shoujo and josei anime and studying the basics of physics and going to places and staying home and being on my own and meeting people and the color pink and shopping in the men’s section and animal rights activism and sugar free cornflakes and everything related to mango and avocado.
okay, so tomorrow I’m going to see Skyforger again! Aaaaah, my fav Latvian band!