You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!
I really enjoy seeing popular characters re-imagined, particularly in a realistic fashion. My very first post here on Mom’s Basement was on this topic, and this week I decided to re-visit the subject to see if I could find more amazing realistic portrayals of the cartoony characters we all love.
Okay, I have to admit that my husband and I love watching SpongeBob almost as much as our son, and I just can’t get over these awesome human portrayals of our favorite characters. I think all of them look right on target, and I love the subtle additions of traits from the original characters, such as the gap in SpongeBob’s teeth, and the shape of Patrick’s head.
On the topic of cartoons, look at these awesome portrayals:
Fighting evil by moonlight,
Winning love by daylight,
Never running from a real fight,
She is the one named Sailor Moon
It’s safe to say that after a long hard day of elementary school that theme song was the only thing I wanted to hear. I had quite a few obsessions as a child: I wanted to be a lion, at times a Pokemon Master, a sorceress, and of course a Sailor Soldier (Sailor Mars to be more precise). I watched all I could on Toonami and even got my hands on a few of the manga volumes back in the day. Oh, and I wanted Tuxedo Mask to be real because to me he was undeniably dreamy.
More recently, I’ve been thinking of revisiting my childhood love of Sailor Moon (I blame Tumblr) by watching the original anime just to get a full taste of all the things I missed out on by only watching the English dubbed version. During my hunt for some good streaming episodes, I found that March 7th marked the 20th anniversary of the anime series’ release. Thus, I figured it would be nice to pay homage to this occasion by rocking some Sailor Soldier-inspired fashion.
Click for some great Sailor Chic fashion!
You already got a small taste of Japanese Christmas music in last week’s post thanks to the peppy version of “Jingle Bells” by Nozomi Sasaki, but I thought that it would be nice to share some additional Christmas music from Japan this week to inspire the holiday spirit as we move ever closer to Christmas.
Ranging from Christmas songs sung in Japanese to popular Japanese musicians singing well-known Christmas songs in English (along with some well-known anime seyuii joining the bunch), the following collection of videos is perfect to put on while baking, wrapping, or doing anything else that needs a touch of holiday spirit!
Ayumi Hamasaki – White Christmas
Always a personal favorite of mine, Ayumi takes on Bing Crosby’s timeless song “White Christmas.”