October 10th, 2012

[Animals-Drawn]Panda - CHOMP!

Seasons are changing~

I wish the weather would cool down already.  We have mornings and evenings usually hovering between 15C and 20C, but then during the day it gets up to around 25C.  So in the morning I'm shivering as I go to school, but I know if I wear something thicker I'll be stifling in the teachers' room by lunchtime >__<

I think around 20C is when it's most comfortable, a light jacket if there's a wind but otherwise it's cool enough for pants, but if I really want to wear a skirt I can make it work too.

I have a lot more skirts than I used to in Canada.  I almost never wore skirts in Canada, just jeans.  Nowadays for work I'm still mostly pants, but on my days off I bought a lot of punk-y or alice-motif skirts to wear.  It's just with skirts I either have to wear stockings with heels or sandals if I don't want to wear stockings, and I HATE stockings with a passion.  But the good thing with skirts is that the waist is usually elastic so the size is much more open.  I do want to get some of the one-piece dresses from Tenjin, but usually with those the waist and chest area are way too tight for me (and in this style they seem to adore the high waist, so I end up looking pregnant since it cinches right under the bust and then spreads out).

It's hard to believe that before back in high school and first year uni I couldn't care less about clothes.  I just wore jeans and t-shirts almost daily, never looked at a fashion magazine, never complained I didn't have enough clothes to wear, and I used to really detest clothes shopping because of having to try things on and stuff.  Nowadays I still hate the actual trying on part, but I love shopping for clothes (that I like...shopping for work clothes is no fun).  And more than once I've thought to myself I have nothing to wear when I actually have a crazy amount of clothes for one person.  I remember the first time I discovered the lolita/gothic styles, I thought they looked beautiful but that I'd look so ridiculous in it and so I would just admire pictures from the internet.  And then the first time I actually tried a piece on it looked so odd on me since I wasn't used to seeing myself with lace and frills.  I guess the mind does need time to adjust to the image of what we have of ourselves.
[Anime]CCS-Yukito and Touya

BL fangirls at me school <3

I had the most entertaining day today :D

I was helping some kids with English reading practice after school and when I was leaving a group of 5 girls came running up to me in the hall asking to see this folder I was holding. The folder has a picture from the anime Hakuouki on it, I bought it because I knew that walking around with it from class to class it'll be a good conversation starter for the kids that also like anime.

Anyway, these girls also knew this anime and we started talking about which anime we like, the characters we liked, shopping at Animate, etc., etc. Two of the girls were hardcore otaku, and watched a whole bunch of anime regularly, the other three were more casual watchers. After awhile one of the otakus pulled the other otaku to the side and they whispered something for a few moments then came back to us. One of the otakus sidled up to me and, between giggle fits, asked me which pairing I liked in the anime Kuroshitsuji.

From the way the two hardcore anime lovers were acting I had a feeling I knew why she asked that question. I told them the truth, I liked the Sebastian and Ciel pairing the most (Sebastian's a butler, Ciel's his young, male, master) and the two burst out laughing.

Then one of them asked me, "先生、腐女子ですか?" ("Teacher, are you a fujoshi?").

For those not in the BL fandom a "腐女子/fujoshi" is a girl who likes BL/Boys Love/少年愛/boyxboy comics or anime.

When I told them yes, I do like BL, they started squeeing and double glomped me XD And then there was this waterfall of questions about which pairings I liked in the other animes I've seen. One of the girls said she had a feeling I was into BL because of the types of anime I liked, Hetalia, Kuroshitsuji, Ouran, Hakuouki, all anime with incredibly slash-able characters and with huge BL fandoms.

We ended up talking for about an hour about anime, and I'm sure word's going to spread amongst the anime fans at the school, lol. あぁ、楽しかった!

And thank you to "The Ultimate Yaoi Fangirl Song" for informing me of the word "fujoshi", otherwise I wouldn't have known what it meant since we don't use it in the English BL fandoms (we use "BL fangirls" instead of "fujoshi").