|NORMAL:||What is your favourite Pokemon?|
|FIRE:||What game would you like to see Pokemon get a crossover with?|
|WATER:||What makes you happy?|
|GRASS:||What is your favourite flower?|
|FIGHTING:||What would your Pokemon team be if you were the Elite Four Champion?|
|GHOST:||What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you?|
|FLYING:||What features would you like to see in future Pokemon games?|
|ELECTRIC:||What is your favourite video game?|
|PSYCHIC:||What animal(s) and plant(s) would you like to see as Pokemon in the future?|
|DARK:||What is a feature that was in old Pokemon games, that you would like to see return?|
|POISON:||Do you own any Pokemon merchandise?|
|GROUND:||What is your favourite TV show?|
|ROCK:||What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do?|
|ICE:||Do you have any Pokemon/trainer OCs? What are they like?|
|BUG:||Where would you like to see a Pokemon region based on?|
|STEEL:||What Pokemon is your favourite Pokemon of each colour class (eg. fave red Pokemon)?|
|DRAGON:||What trainer class do you think you would be in the Pokemon world?|
|FAIRY:||What is your dream?|
So, I was looking at a baby charmander art and was thinking, “They can’t have that flame tail in the egg, can they?” I mean, it’s possible that the flame develops when they’re ready to hatch. But then, what if instead the mother or father has to light the charmander’s tail when they’re first born?
THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.
so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase
someone give this man children.
ohgod that little high-five in the third one
A little piece of my heart breaks every time I see him with kids.
(Source: , via netflix-and-tea)
I HOPE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU HAD SOMETHING GOOD HAPPEN TO YOU TODAY BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL AMAZING AND DESERVE NICE THINGS OK BYE
ok but consider this: nonbinary superheroes
"are you a man or a woman?"
"I’m a hero"
"What gender are you"
We all know that feeling, vending machine
it sucks when you have a bad teacher for a subject you’re genuinely interested in
- "Charmander char char."
So, I was looking at a baby charmander art and was thinking, “They can’t have that flame...
I didn’t have one conversation on skype tonight. This is not normal for me.