To start off, may I say hello there! I’m Brit, the newly reinstated token Irish-American on this blog.
Before you roll your eyes at me, I actually am Irish in heritage. As in I have a family crest. And I’ve actually been to Ireland. I’ve traveled to where my great-great-…-grandfather emigrated from. I’ve lived, worked, sang, drank and bought shoes in Ireland. I’m Irish-American, people.
And one thing I can conclude is this: Irish media is waaaaay different than that in my native United States. I adore reading the daily free Metro Herald newspaper every day on the train, because there’s just nothing like it in America. The tone is much less dry than American newspapers, much more witty and expressive on the part of the writer. It appears there’s been a recent influx of British press publications (impression and anecdotal evidence from friends only, I should add). This has led to a huge injection of tabloid and celebrity culture, which frankly hasn’t always clicked with the Irish (no one I’ve met likes Jedward. No one).
But Ireland still has one distinct cultural outpost: a television show called Father Ted.
The gang's all here! Fr Ted (silver devil), Fr Dougal (Captain Sweater), Mrs. Doyle (token woman), and Fr Jack (the rumpled drunk).
(Note: Anime and cartoons are two completely different things.)
Anime. Japanese animation, basically. You’d expect this to have an influence only in Japan, but that is not the case. Rather, anime has captured the interest of people all over the world. Or at least those people who give anime a chance to display it’s amazing aspects. I began watching anime about two years ago. At that time, however, I was not greatly captured by it, as my mind was too immature to comprehend the deep stories. Hence, I only managed to watch one anime: Death Note.
Unfortunately, I did not watch any other anime after that for a whole year. Then, I decided to give it another chance. I was 13 then and had just entered the brutal teenage life, hence anime proved to be a great distraction (along with other things). It was then that I realized that I had watched anime even as a kid. Remember those ‘cartoons’ on Cartoon Network? Pokemon? Digimon? Beyblade? Dragon Ball Z? Yeah, those were anime. And, admit it, you loved them. Continue Reading
Yes, you. You who sits on the table, watching endless television dramas, gnawing obnoxiously on whatever you get on your plate, rolling on the floor, laughing at others, yet not realising you’re no better than them. Pandas, they’re better than you, your grandpa and your precious historic linage of farmers/crown prince’s. Continue Reading
“I like pigs. Dog look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]
Study, Study, Study..
Write, write, write.
Write random name now and then after getting bored,
Sweat falls on register.
Glass of cold water,
Write, write write. Continue Reading