My new series KIM REAPER comes out in less than a week (April 5th!) and I’m doing a signing tour at the Travelling Man stores to celebrate! We’ll have this special print for sale at the signings so come on down!
💀 SATURDAY 8th APRIL 💖 York 11am - 1pm Newcastle 3 - 5pm 💖 SUNDAY 9th APRIL💀 Leeds 11am - 1pm Manchester 2.30 - 4.30pm
Time and Time Again by Ben Elton is a book I always forget when talking about my favourites. It’s about a man who travels back in time to the early 1900s and as a history nerd I adored it, I highly recommend this book☺️🌻
Headlines read: POKÉMON GO AWAY; POLICE ISSUE WARNING NOT TO POKÉMON AND DRIVE; MAN QUITS JOB TO CATCH POKÉMON FOR TWO MONTHS
My mother sees this and shakes her head. My friends squabble about it. Internet comments read: you all need to get a life, aren’t you too old to play children’s games, wish millennials would hunt jobs instead of imaginary animals, I’m so ashamed of this generation
I’m so in awe of this generation and everything it has to carry. I am stunned by the way we persevere, by the way we find comfort and peace in such small packages. MAN QUITS JOB TO CATCH POKÉMON. Man indulges in nostalgia. Man leaves home, travels. Man pursues happiness, finds it in strange places.
Pokémon: Indigo League aired in 1999 on Kids’ WB. Picture: an alarm set, two pairs of tired eyes, TV trays and cereal, volume low because mom’s sleeping off her night shift at the bar, theme song lyrics printed out and sitting on the floor. I was eight. I never recall my father in these memories. He’d either already left or I’ve blocked out his face the same way my mom used family photos to cover up fist-sized holes in the walls.
Pokémon Silver and Gold were released in the US in 2001. Picture: anthrax, terror alerts, news footage looping, smoke and screaming, teachers crying in classrooms, the way fear can permeate an entire country and my small body the same way without ever having to name a reason out loud. I was ten. I was scared all the time, but I was also spending my weekends running around outside with my brother and the neighbor boy, throwing imaginary Poké Balls at squirrels.
It’s not that I didn’t know what was going on. It’s just that sometimes when things are loud or angry or hard, especially when you’re young, the best thing you can do is keep your head down.
2016: terrorism, police brutality, student loan debts, depression, anxiety, Brexit, the US political landscape. Pokémon Go begins rolling out its release around the world and there are days, at twenty-five, that I still need to keep my head down. I know there is immense privilege in being able to put the rest of the world on hold for a while, to step back from the things that hurt us; but I also know this brief respite is important. Whether it’s turning off the news for a few days or reading a book or taking a vacation or augmented reality as self care. It is hard to live full time in a world that always looks like it’s on fire. It sits so heavy on the chest. It is easy to look out at all this trauma and forget to look back at yourself.
What I mean to say is, I might not quit my job to roam the country and catch Pokémon, but when it comes to pursuing my own happiness, no matter the means, “I wanna be the very best…”
when you give keith the aux cord while forming voltron and lance says “no my chemical romance you emo fuck.”
Skillet - Feel Invincible Sinch - Tabula Rasa The Hacker - Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix) M83 - Midnight City Sinch - Something More Stone Sour - Bother OMORI - Pure Imagination The Heart Part 4 - Kendrick Lamar - IV - Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter LORN - ANVIL alt-J - Breezeblocks Cigarettes After Sex - Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby VARSITY - So Sad, So Sad Bedroom - Nothing Lasts Unlike Pluto - Sweet (feat. Mister Blonde) Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz (Baauer Remix) JRND & VMK - Make Dem (feat. Kédo Rebelle) Traveling Man Lyrics - Chameleon Circuit Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice 19 - 2000 (Soulchild Remix)
I do sympathize with the Iron Fist haters. I mean, imagine if someone made a movie about a Chinese man who traveled to America and became a better cowboy than a white man. White people would probably be really offended and
Hufflepuff: “That is a very blue dress. It looks nice.”
Ravenclaw: “Thanks. I made it myself. I based it on a show I watched over the summer about a man who travels in a big blue box, but very few here know about it. Even less will be geeky with me about it.”
Hufflepuff: “You’re the TARDIS? My TARDIS?”
Ravenclaw: *sudden realization* “My Doctor.”
Both: *running down the corridors* “DO WEE OOOOOOOO”