sam's blog 2k12

Sometimes I think to myself, “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?”
And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most if north America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half the worlds population
And I’m like, fuck yeah I want that chocolate bar

  • Sister: Is she speaking English? Why is Lady Rainicorn speaking English?
  • Me: I don't know but its freaking me out
  • Dad: ....You two are more concerned that she is speaking English then by the fact THAT SHE HAS A SECOND MOUTH THAT ACTS AS A TAPE DISPENSER.
  • Sister and I: ...Yup
Perhaps I can offer some advice? …You know, Tohru-kun, when you get anxiety about the future it’s better not to think about it. And let’s not wipe our faces with dishtowels… For example let’s say, Tohru-kun, that you are surrounded with a mountain of laundry piled so high around your feet that you can’t move. Are you with me? Now, let’s assume you don’t have a washing machine, so you have to wash everything individually by hand. You would be at a loss for what to do, right? You’d worry about if you could ever wash everything, if you could get it all clean, if you’d ever have time for anything but laundry ever again! The more you’d think about it, the more anxious you’d get. But the time keeps passing, and the laundry doesn’t wash itself. So what do you do, Tohru-kun? It might be a good idea to start washing the laundry right at your feet. Of course it’s important to think about what lies ahead, too, but if you only look at what’s down the road you’ll get tangled in the laundry at your feet and you’ll fall, won’t you? You see, it’s also important to think about what you can do now, what you can do today. And if you keep washing things one at a time, you’ll be done before you know it. Because fortune is looking out for you. Sometimes the anxiety will start to well up, but when it does, take a little break. Read a book, watch TV, or eat soumen with everyone.
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Shigure Sohma, “Fruits Basket, Vol. 8”

-Though I no longer read anime as much as I used to, if at all, this quote in particular has stuck with me through the years. It was relevant then and it was relevant now. This is how you can get through day to day to life, even when everything else is piling up. This is how you can survive.

In 11th grade, my friends and I discovered Hetalia. Most of us didn’t really care about, but my friend Gabi and I, we got into it. The whole group called each other by the names of countries (we still go by these occasionally) but Gabi and I watched it and read the comics and drew the characters and everything else.

Well, we had an anime club on campus, run by a Spanish teacher commonly regarded as “crazy”. We just called him Senor C.

Gabi shows up to school one day and says, “I need Senor C to translate a fan comic I found in Spanish! Come with me.” I said okay.

She pulls it up on his computer and starts translating. Its an ArthurxAntonio comic. A very explicit one. I’m sitting there, horror gradually rising as Senor C is translating this comic, which is Arthur and Antonio in their pirate days, and how they are going to violate each other’s nether regions, and its a comic and then at some point Senor C finally pulls away from the screen and says, “I c-c-can’t translate any more of this. Use the Internet.”

I will forever have the image of a horrified, white, cisgendered, heterosexual, Mormon Spanish teacher staring at these two teenages while there is gay, anime, BDSM porn on his computer screen.