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Important announcement.

Effective as of Friday, October 20th, problematickuroboxes will no longer be accepting submissions. We’ve had a lot of fun with this project, but we think it’s time to hang it up. Between school and real life, this blog has gotten to be a bit too much work.

The mods have discussed it, and we’ve decided not to hand the blog over to anyone. We’ll be keeping it up, though, in case we get the urge to come back. (Mod Sebastian, at least, may return over Christmas break.)

Submissions will be open through the end of the week for one last run, and we’ll be posting them this weekend. The only difference is that we will not be re-opening the inbox on Monday.

We appreciate your support and your submissions–the wackier ones have been what kept us going. You’ve all been great.

- The Problematic Kuroboxes Mods

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Happy to say I have finally graduated with a bachelors degree in Chinese and Japanese after four years of difficult classes, immersion programs, and two study abroad experiences in Nanjing and Nagoya. I know you are all here for art, but I wanted to thank you all for supporting me nonetheless 💕

我很高興說我終於畢業了。上大學的時候,我上了超難的課,上死記硬背的課程,和做兩個留學經驗。今天,我得到了我的文憑。我知道你們都只來到看看我的藝術,可是我要說謝謝你們,你們總是一邊支持一邊鼓勵我💕

私はついに卒業したから、とても嬉しいです。大学生のうちに私は色々な難しすぎ授業を取ったり、イマーションプローグラムしたり、更に二つの南京と名古屋の留学する経験したりしました。みんなさんは私の絵を見るために、このブログをフォローしているけど、まだ私の感謝の気持ちを表したいんです。いつも支えてくださって、ありがとうございました💕

Okay it’s late and I can’t sleep so I’m sharing a story about a formative event in my childhood. My older sisters were probably watching some TV around 1996-97 and I whined at them until they let me join in and see whatever they were watching. Which in this fateful case happened to me  Dracula: Dead And Loving It, a parody featuring Leslie Nielsen in the lead role.

For a kid it was pretty mature with all the boobs and fake blood, especially for one who knew no English,so I was very sure it was a proper horror film. But oh boy, neither I or my sisters could have predicted that I was about to see something that would change me forever. Haunt my nightmares for years.

Bat with Leslie Nielsen’s head.

Honestly, that shit was the most horrifying thing my young mind could EVER have imagined. I had dreams of bats with Nielsen’s face scurrying all over the walls and dropping down on me from the ceiling, only to bounce off like little blood-filled balloons. In my mind every scary film equated to being at least as scary as Bat Nielsen. I was probably in my late teens when I realized that if the movie had Nielsen in it “it probably couldn’t have been horror”. Did I ever watch it again out of curiosity? Oh FUCK no. Even looking up the pictures for this post made me want to hurl. Can you imagine what it’s like to live your life having Bat Nielsen pop into your mind over the most mundane things? People sharing their favorite horror movies, Bat Nielsen. Actual pictures of bats, Bat Nielsen. Batman? Bat Nielsen. Furries? Bat Nielsen.

So if I ever do a gorey comic with little bat creatures with human faces, it’s because this shitty (probably) Dracula movie cursed me as a child. 

Anyway it’s 4am good night.