So I keep seeing posts about how cosplaying at Sakura Matsuri is disrespectful
I want to weigh in on this, as both a) a Japanese Studies major, b) a cosplayer, and c) someone working towards a career in translation //so I can translate Sakaguchi Ango’s novels and works on Onmyoudo//.
Coast Guard reserve crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat — Small from Station Washington patrol the Potomac River around the National War College in Washington, D.C. during the peak of the Cherry Blossom Festival.
(U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi, 12 APR 2014.)
1. I love taking pictures of flowers. This is a shot I took at the DC cherry blossom festival and I’m still really happy with how it turned out. Cherry blossoms are also my fav flower. (◕ᴗ◕✿)
2. I also took this photo. This was from the first photoshoot that I ran on my own. The theme was “creatures in the woods” and this was one of my favorite shots. It also is indicative of the sort of mood I have in a lot of my creative works - dark and gritty.
3. This is to represent my biggest work from my previous account. I still need to finish it, but I am really proud of how “Both Sides of the Gun” is shaping up. If only I could get my shit together and finish it.
4. Pretty! I actually had made this to use when posting updates for the fic on Tumblr and never used it. But I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing this fic and while I hadn’t expected it to develop into the length and depth it has (it was supposed to be a quick fill!), I’m really proud of how its turning out and I’ve gotten rather attached to it. Cause I’m a dork.
5/6. Just kind of aesthetics for me. That quote has always touched me, and I love photography that centers around lights in the darkness.
7. I have a TYPE ™, like whoa. Soldiers/cops/detectives/heros, angsty men trying to do the right thing, that hold themselves to too high a standard, that run themselves into the ground trying. Like…I have a TYPE ™ so hard.
8. I know I’ve mentioned it before (and it was actually a surprise to stumble on this again), but these are my two characters from my story I had been serializing through an online magazine before things went downhill. MY PRECIOUS STUPID BABIES. This is them. Say hello! :D
1980-2006. “Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossoms, Washington, D.C." Highsmith, Carol M., photographer. Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
My newest coordinate that I wore at the DC Cherry Blossom Festival!!! My theme was “decora toy shop” !! I had so much fun!! And I got to meet so many of you guys too~! Thanks so much for stopping to chat with me!!