Some Fresh Upkeep (i couldn’t think of what else to call it so i guess that one’s gonna stick)

So y’all know the useless, uninteresting, and tasteless space that most blogs have somewhere on the sides of their blogs? Yeah, that space on the side (either shown on the left or right) that is standard for some blogs but are sometimes more of an eye-sore than a real help to viewers of a blog?

A sidebar.

Most people fill their sidebar with buttons and links and a complete cloud for all their tags. But not me. I don’t have any of those things. I also can’t draw for shit so a button or signature is currently out-of-the-question. (My boring blog logo will attest to that.) Point is, you see a fair amount of junk and info on there. My little sidebar was a bit bare, so I thought it needed a thing…or two.

I will probably do this until I get a better grasp of what this blog would be like in the future, from a design standpoint at least. Continue reading Some Fresh Upkeep (i couldn’t think of what else to call it so i guess that one’s gonna stick)

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i’m posting about 13 reasons why while it’s still relevant (+ 2004’s speak & nbc’s powerless)

To be clear, I know shows like Thirteen Reasons Why would be relevant as long as there are humans on this earth. If somehow that doesn’t happen in the future, then that means we’ve achieved a perfect utopia where there is no good nor evil. Just commonwealth and order and all that nice, perfect stuff. Continue reading i’m posting about 13 reasons why while it’s still relevant (+ 2004’s speak & nbc’s powerless)

i lack an “aesthetic” (and why that kinda bothers me sometimes)

via Daily Prompt: Gray

Everyone in the world is different.

We have our own experiences and our own preferences. We each have our own lives. But in many ways, we are all connected. Somehow we fall into many categories and sub-categories our cultures and our societies have shaped over our existence.

What I’m particularly pointing out is the sub-categories of pop culture and social identity that tackle social standing and self-perception. Mainly this is about “aesthetics” and how I try so hard to have one. (Right here is an urban dictionary entry that in my opinion, defines that word pretty well.)

Nowadays, aesthetic is something that people just…have.

And from what I gather, an aesthetic is something people can describe themselves with. It’s something that can sum up their life’s work, their personal interests or their personality with just an image, a word or a feeling. It’s something that can even be attributed to specific people and be deemed as a featured influence that can affect thousands of others.  I often wonder whether an aesthetic is something that people actively choose or if it’s something that we naturally form as we grow older and less self-conscious. One thing I do know (which I am very certain about) is that I lack any form of

One thing I do know (which I am very certain about) is that I lack any form of cohesive “aestheticism” or “aesthetic-ness” or whatever it is you call it.

I’m not saying that I am not included in any tropes, cliches or groups that we like to label and stamp on ourselves. Because I know that is a bit impossible. And because I know that is simply isn’t true. I also know that doesn’t exempt me from the conventional meaning of aesthetics in philosophy. Just ’cause that is also not true. While I do realize that something as menial as this “issue” doesn’t disrupt the balance of the world -it does make me feel lost and wandering.

And that’s why I’m currently in what I like to call my “gray area”. Continue reading i lack an “aesthetic” (and why that kinda bothers me sometimes)

reading through it all (what i’ve been up to)

Here’s my very first series..thing! Yay me!

So I haven’t been writing for a while (which is a bad idea I think I must avoid), because I have been doing a lot more reading than writing for the better half of the past couple of weeks  month. It’s not a totally bad thing to do,  and some say that it can be helpful in your journal-ing.

I picked up a book recently, and I haven’t started reading it yet because I easily get distracted into a story once it’s in my hands. When it comes to titles that particularly interest me, I just flat-out get absorbed into it. That’s the kind of reader I am. I tend to block everything out and nothing else matters but the book in my hands, and the world within it. It just happens to me and I know for sure that this I’m not alone in this odd bookworm habit. When you love to read, books can easily draw you  in.

Continue reading reading through it all (what i’ve been up to)

gugudan’s A GIRL LIKE ME [TITLE Review]

VIXX’s sister group gugudan  returns with a fresh sound through their promotional single, “A Girl Like Me” from their second mini album, “Act. II Narcissus”.

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Stay Out Of The Forest, Get A Job

As spring approaches, I’ve been doing some reflecting. Even though it was my first time experiencing it, winter was kind to me. And so far, I can say that March has been a very welcoming month. Which, I think is very appropriate because I am currently at a point in my existence’s timeline where I am (in some ways) restarting from scratch.

Continue reading Stay Out Of The Forest, Get A Job

Red Velvet’s ROOKIE [TITLE Review]

RED VELVET’S new song ROOKIE might not have been what we expected and sure–we could’ve all appreciated a break in between comebacks for the girls–but it actually does grow on you.

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