A professor talks about the issue of racism in Japan 

ETA: the person who made this video is being pressured to censor it and take it down from youtube, but he feels that it is very important that people know about it (see the second video he made about it for more info), so please signal boost this or repost it or either way share the video around before it gets silenced!

the caste system reminds me of the  Indian caste system

hell it reminds me of how Croatians treat certain regions of Croatia due to various history, and some of the minority groups

same shit everywhere

wow, i remember this video and the hubbub about it! totally worth watching still.


#76. Brothertiger - Crazy, Again (4:04)

Brothertiger is the pseudonym for chillwave upstart John Jagos, and he first landed on my radar back in 2010 when I stumbled upon his song “Lovers”. I was excited to learn this year that he had a new full length out and I had a feeling there could be a couple nuggets of gold hiding on there. Luckily, I was right. Future Splendors is home to both “In Mind" and "Crazy, Again". The latter features some hand washed synths, a forward leaning beat, and a set of revolving notes that are incredibly hard to put down. John knows exactly how to keep the track filled with urgency while still feeling warm and cozy, and I’d recommend it to any fans of chills and/or waves.

Best Moment: Every time the main synth line drops down to that lower chord and then climbs back up again, first starting at 0:37.

The Album [Future Splendors]: 6/10

Have I already reblogged this? WHATEVER, LISTEN AGAIN YOU FOOLS. This song is like a sweet, mellow amble through a really nice park, where the ground is actually paved with some excellent note progressions. 

Do I even make sense? I need to stop attempting to replace sleep with alcoholism.

Good news, we’ve gotten past incoherent anger and unbearable sadness and overwhelming guilt and settled on a strange combination of giddy and indestructible instead.


A Cup of Salt Tears

Victo Ngai

Besides the fact that Irene Gallo being one of the best ADs, I am always excited to work short story art there’s no way to tell what kind of subject matter will come along. 

This piece accompanies Isabel Yep’s novelette A cup of Salt Tears - an eerie yet beautiful story. You can read it here. The audiobook of IQ84 by Murakami Haruki accompanied the working of this piece, it was quite the perfect track. 

Makino’s mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. “A Cup of Salt Tears” is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.” 

While I was doing research for this project, I learnt a lot of interesting facts about Kappa (河童 ”river-child”), including their obsession with shirikodama (尻子玉 "Small Anal Ball"). It’s believed that kappa lure their victims into the water and gain power by taking their shirikodama, a mythical ball said to contain their soul which is located inside the anus. Check out the amazing manga by Hokusai titled 同河童を釣るの法 (“How to fish for Kappa”).


25 Classic Coco Chan inspiration positive words


25 Classic Coco Chan inspiration positive words




"he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it"

never forget

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