This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph. 

Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.

If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.

And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.

People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.

Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.


The Penalty That Working Moms Pay For Having A Kid Starts Right Here

When 118 countries are ahead of us on this, you know we’ve got work to do. And it’s not just moms — we dads could use some paid time off with the new arrival as well.

For a country that pretends to care about kids, we sure do suck at it.

According to Ashley of Candy Kawaii Lover (, here are the top 10 things / activities to do when you’re in Kobe (a.k.a. the “cosmopolitan port city”)! (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

[10 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN KOBE by Japan Lover Me

1. Go to Kobe Harborland
2. Visit Nanny Cat Cafe
3. Visit Kobe Kitano Museum
4. Buy & Eat Cheescake at Yamagen
5. Take the ropeway for sightseeing.
6. Dress up like a “Neogal”.
7. Hike Mt. Rokko
8. Take the city loop bus.
9. Check out the handmade zakka.
10. Eat the famous Kobe beef!

More information / links here:

How about you? What was your experience in Kobe? Also, do you have other places in mind that you would recommend to other JapanLovers as well? ☆

If you have a list of things to do in a particular favorite place in Japan, please do send us an email and we’ll see if we can make a kawaii infograph (by Little Miss Paintbrush) out of your suggestions! (email: | subject: [Places in Japan]) 

Art by littlemisspaintbrush

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