this anime makes me laugh so much

Awesome underated comedy/slice of life to whatch

I have to say it I wasn’t that much fan of comedy as a genre since I love tragedy and sad anime mores but once in a while we all need a good anime to make us laugh loudly:D. I became a fan of the genre after watching gintama I guess but I wanted to share some others anime that made me literally cry for the too much laugh.

1.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge

I literally fell in love with the anime. The comedy is great, the characters are awesome and special in their own way. And oh tanaka, his seiyuu (ono kensho) was awesome as always, no need to say he is one of my most favorites ever lol.

Synopsis

For high school student Tanaka, the act of being listless is a way of life. Known for his inattentiveness and ability to fall asleep anywhere, Tanaka prays that each day will be as uneventful as the last, seeking to preserve his lazy lifestyle however he can by avoiding situations that require him to exert himself. Along with his dependable friend Oota who helps him with tasks he is unable to accomplish, the lethargic teenager constantly deals with events that prevent him from experiencing the quiet and peaceful days he longs for.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Whatch it if you’re searching for:

  •  Great comedy
  • Fluffy dramma with some hints of romace
  • Lovely soundtrack
  • The art is so cute and on point
  • The gags are hilarious and quite original
  • Watch it for the amazing brotp



You only need tanaka as a reason tho , he is the real Mvp, I’m quite fond of him



2.

Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Originally posted by twotheleft

Meet hoozuki one of the most badass characters I’ve seen in anime. This was such  a fresh breath of air. I mean, how often do you see the king of hell being treated like a little punk Lmao. And they announced it will have a second season yay

Synopsis

Hell is a bureaucracy, and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, chief deputy to Lord Enma, the King of Hell. Whether offering counsel to the Momotarou of Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian Hell, the demon who runs the show from behind the king’s imposing shadow is ready to beat down any challenges coming his way into a bloody pulp. Metaphorically, of course… The poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki as he spends his days troubleshooting hell. With an abundance of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “employer liability.” Just how hard could it be to manage employees from hell, anyway? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

For the fans of tonari no kaibutsu kun, they also made an apparence in hoozuki


Watch it if you’re searching for:

  • Badass yet not overpowered as fuck characters
  • For the great comedy
  • Watch it if you’re interested in the japanese folklore
  • The lovely and refreshing artstyle
  • Watch it for those two Lmao, You will laugh until your stomach hurts, I garantee that

Originally posted by aittla


3.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Originally posted by panda123334

Thi anime is such a gem and yet noone seem to know it bruh. The characters were all crazy and yet tender. The comedy is great and I love how they want to break most of the tropes in comedy anime Lmao

Synopsis

Kohina Ichimatsu, the self-proclaimed doll, called out the fox ghost Kokkuri-san with a suspicious incantation! But it was a story of the past where Kokkuri-san was able to answer any question you had. Nowadays, it relies on a certain search engine, but is actually bad at anything digital. He was going to possess Kohina, but got worried about her living all alone and devotes himself to do chores as if he was her mother. On top of that, the dog ghost Inugami who is infatuated with Kohina and the old good-for-nothing supernatural raccoon dog Shigaraki decide to root themselves with her as well!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Watch it if you’re searching for:

  • Hilarious comedy
  • The lovely character devolpment of the main protagonist
  • The fluffy yet adorable bonds that  the anime manages to create
  • Attractive spirit struggling with a mid-life crisis due to him fearing for his relevance in the the modern world Lol

Originally posted by panda123334


4.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)

The only anime that managed to make me laugh this much was gintama. This is literally a masterpiece Lmao since it never fails to make you laugh

Synopsis

To the average person, psychic abilities might seem a blessing; for Kusuo Saiki, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Gifted with a wide assortment of supernatural abilities ranging from telepathy to x-ray vision, he finds this so-called blessing to be nothing but a curse. As all the inconveniences his powers cause constantly pile up, all Kusuo aims for is an ordinary, hassle-free life—a life where ignorance is bliss.

Unfortunately, the life of a psychic is far from quiet. Though Kusuo tries to stay out of the spotlight by keeping his powers a secret from his classmates, he ends up inadvertently attracting the attention of many odd characters, such as the empty-headed Riki Nendou and the delusional Shun Kaidou. Forced to deal with the craziness of the people around him, Kusuo comes to learn that the ordinary life he has been striving for is a lot more difficult to achieve than expected.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Watch it if you’re searching for:

  • 4th wall, what was it again?
  • Similiar comedy to gintama, you will love them both
  • Aparody of the genre itself
  • An amazing protagonist  whose sasiness is his fashion Lamo

Just go and watch this hidden gem now, you will underastand immediatly why it is so good.

Originally posted by sisselwolfgang


English isn’t my first language so I hope you will make it through the grammatical mistakes

Fairy Tail - Last Chapter ((Spoilers))

Dear everyone who has followed this blog,

I have just read the last chapter of Fairy Tail. Four years ago, I scrolled through my phone, looking for new shows to watch. I seen an interesting show named Fairy Tail, and decided to watch it. I never knew I was going to become this attached to an anime. This may be a cheesy post, but honestly, I don’t care. Fairy Tail was something that I looked forward to reading every week, and helped me through a lot of bad stuff, it was something that could make me feel happy and laugh when I was down. I love Fairy Tail so much. It might seem extra cheesy to love a manga this much, but after so many years, you get attached, you know? My OTP was Nalu. My all time favourite OTP that my friends hated me for because I would never stop talking about them. I shipped all of the “Big Four” ships, infact, and the last chapter was particularly amazing for me because, in a way, they all became canon in my eyes. Now, when I say I was sobbing after leading the last chapter, I was properly bawling my eyes out. I just couldn’t believe something so important to me had finished. But it was happy crying, too, because we had such a happy ending out of it.

But don’t worry, everyone! I believe that this fandom will keep on going and continue the adventure of Fairy Tail. Because, heck, I’m not going to stop anytime soon! I’m going to keep this blog going for as long as I can. Infact, this year or next year, I’m actually thinking of getting a tattoo dedicated to Fairy Tail. I don’t care what others think - this anime/manga meant a lot to me, and I know there’s plenty of others that feel the same way.

So, for everyone following this blog, and to Hiro Mashima especially,

Thank you.

Rin

Originally posted by nydwe

My favorite anime movies

This is a list I always wanted to share, so if you haven’t watched those please go and don’t lose time time reading this. You will come and thank me later lol

Hotarubi no mori e

Originally posted by animeonjapan

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.”


Once in life you  find a form of media that is able to touch your heart in more ways, It’s abe to make you laugh, cry out loud, get angry, make you feel happy: This was anime for me. And hotarubi no mori just remembered me why anime has such an important part in my life. Hotarubi is the kind of gem that no matter how time passes you just can’t forget it. In just 40 minutes it leaves such a bing impact in your life. This is literlly one of the biggest masterpiece anime has made so far, so please go and watch this gem

Synopsis

Intrigued by the tale of a mountain god, six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa loses her way in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is thrilled to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. She learns the hard way that she should not touch the boy, or he would disappear. In spite of this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her never to return when she promises to come again with a gift.

Paying no heed to his cautionary words, and despite being separated by both distance and planes of existence, Hotaru and Gin become close friends as she visits him every summer. However, their relationship and resolve are put to the test, when romantic feelings conflict with the one and only rule.

Based on Yuki Midorikawa’s manga of the same name,

Hotarubi no Mori e

is a tale of friendship and compromise of two people who should never have crossed paths, as their lives become hopelessly intertwined.

Whatch this anime if you’re looking for:

  • Stunning soundtrack
  • Amazing character devolpment
  • Love is pure and this anime will prove it to you
  • Simple yet touching story, Simple is best
  • Watch it you love youkai and you like MIdorikawa yukis works
  • Fluffy and cute gags
  • Start it and stay for the fees

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

Originally posted by mirayama

I literally discovered this anime by mistake and it was the most beatiful mistake I’ve ever made. It make me laugh, it made me cry, it broke my heart. This is one of the most simple yet beatiful anime I’ve ever seen. It just plays with the cruelty of how impotent we are and how we should cherish any moment, since time is precious buddy.

Synopsis

Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school, but is having a hard time deciding what to do with her future. In between enduring the pressure of her teachers and killing time with her best friends, Makoto’s life suddenly changes when she accidentally discovers that she is capable of literally leaping through time.

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

follows Makoto as she plays around with her newfound power. However, she soon learns the hard way that every choice has a consequence, and time is a lot more complicated than it may seem.

Whatch this anime if you’re looking for:

 Amazing leads

Great and imprevidible story

Beatiful soundtrack

Amazing charachters

Hilarious comedy

Fantastic character devolpment

Whatch it for one of the best and most memorable anime couple


Hal

Originally posted by nataku-s

Hal is one of those anime who people skip thinking that is the same superficial love drama. Or maybe they don’t even know it’s existence since it’s so underarted. And once they finish it they understand how wrong they were. This anime broke and yet healed me in so many ways.

Synopsis

Kurumi is a beautiful young woman whose beloved boyfriend,

Hal

, died in a sudden airplane accident. Left heartbroken and gloomy, she isolates herself in a small house. But this soon comes to change when her grandfather requests the help of a humanoid robot named Q01.

Taking on the appearance of Hal, Q01 is sent to Kurumi’s house in order to save her from her state of despair. As Hal returns day after day and increases his efforts, Kurumi, despite her initial reluctance, slowly begins to open up to him and break free from her depression. But there is more to Hal than meets the eye, and these two will soon learn an unexpected truth about this relationship between a human and an android.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Whatch this anime if you’re looking for:

  • The lovely io sakisaka art properly animated I disliked aoharuride animation
  • Some real dramma
  • The feels
  • Amazing characters
  • Lovely soundtrack

                  

Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.         

Originally posted by kwmikos

As a HUGE  fan of Anohana and toradora  there’s no need to say hoe thrilled I was when This anime movie was annunced. Having Masayoshi takana and okada mari working together once again gave me big expetations. No need to say it was worth waiting.

Okada’s character once again made me love them with all my heart. Jun is literally once of the most human characters I’ve seen in anime and I love it so much. I could relate so much to her “being to talktive problem”. Her problem is so real that actually hearts. Loved it.

Synopsis

Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a certain thing she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart. One day, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical…

(Source: Official website)

Whatch this anime if you’re looking for:

  • Great characters
  • Real life problems and issues
  • AMAZING ART. Masayoshi lives up to his name after all
  • Great soundtrack and inserted songs
  • Breathtaking animation by  A-1 Pictures my fave studio yass

Originally posted by iyashikei


Hotaru no Haka 

No need to say I’m not going to trust anymore any anime with fireflies on the title

Originally posted by caravelasemfreio

This has to be the most heartbreaking and cruel anime I’ve ever seen and yet only a few seems to know it’s existence.  Probably one of the best masterpiece made by ghibli.

This anime movie is so pure in many ways and all the praise il could recieve would be never sufficient to show how beatiful it is. It’s the proof that a masterpiece survives time. Even after 29 years this movie is out it sill remains a gem among anime.

Whatch this anime if you’re looking for:

  •   A great psychological drama impact, very well developed
  • The best sibiling love
  •   Real catastrophes, the provoked damages, the victims and the ruined lives of the remained people
  • Human nature, or rather how the society works, are painted beautifully
LET TEAM ROCKET BE IN EVERY POKEMON EPISODE 2KF O R E V E R
Cuddling with Jeno
  • omg hiii
  • y’all have no idea how i screamed when i saw this request
  • i lOVE LEE JENO SO MUCH, THIS BABY IS MY WHOLE WORLD
  • he’s such a bias wrecker
  • i know perfectly that after doing this i’ll have a completly different bias list, lmao
  • but let’s start okay!!
  • well, jeno is like low-key clingy right?
  • like, if we talk about the dreamies there are times when he’s normal and chill and there are times where he’s hugging and cuddling all of them right
  • well, with you it’s not like this,
  • he’s just over you aLL THE TIME
  • he just loves having skinship with you, even if is just little things idk holding your pinky or touch your hair
  • and it’s really cute, omg, as soon as he sees you he’s already running to you so he can hug you and place his hand all over you
  • but i feel like his touches would be really soft and cute and would constantly ask you if you feel uncomfortable or if he’s bothering you
  • he’s such a genterman <3 but you’re like
  • “amm, obvs no? i love your cuddles bby”
  • i mean, who wouldn’t
  • aND HE SMILES SUPER WIDELY AND BLUSHES A LITTLE AND HE’S SO CUTE omg
  • and while cuddling he loves just talking to you
  • idk talking about little things like how you feel to big things like idk already planning your future together
  • and honestly i’m down for it like
  • i mean, having lee jeno, the most adorable being in this whole universe, by your side
  • + cuddling you the whole time
  • + listening to his soft voice in your ear
  • + talking about how much he wants to spend his whole future by your side
  • idk about you but sIGN ME THE FUCK UP MAN
  • it sounds like heaven to me, idk
  • and sometimes, when you’re having lazy dates you always watch one piece together and honestly he loves those days
  • also, he doesn’t have a problem with showing skinship in front of the members
  • he’s not the jealous type, specially from his friends, but he likes to remind them what is his ;))
  • and he’s always the big spoon
  • except when you’re having the lazy dates
  • in the case he would prefer to have you sitting by his side, maybe with his arm around your waist or holding your hands
  • but he doesn’t care if u complain, he just loves being the big spoon bc he feels like he’s protecting you?? and loves how smol your figure is compared to his
  • i’M DYING, this is adorable oh my
  • but why would you even complain i mean just imagine it,,,,
  • jeno backhugging you and talking to you with his beautiful voice softly in your ear
  • it’s like my fucking dream
  • so, going to the story now
  • it was a rainy day and you were in the dreamies dorms
  • for some reason?? you and all the dreamies were in jeno’s room talking about idk food
  • and when you sat next to jeno in his bed he would suddenly put one of his arms around your shoulders
  • and at the same time just talk naturally with donghyuck about how jajangmyeon is better than champon
  • and all the members are like
  • “eww stop doing that”
  • and he’s like
  • “what no! jAJANGMYEON IS BETTER BRO”
  • “no, dude, can you stop being so affectionate when we are around, jfc”
  • and all of them just leave both of you alone lmao
  • actually they’re used to his skinship, they just love to tease both of you lmao
  • btw, i never tried korean food before?? i tried chinese food tho and it’s soooooo good
  • i’m really hungry rn idk, why am i talking about food jfc
  • “i guess we’re alone now ;))”
  • “hey beauty, would you like to watch one piece with me? ;)
  • jfc, this boii
  • but you say yes because the day was really relaxing and watching some anime with this prince would make it just a lot better right
  • and he’s really silent when you watch anime, maybe laughing from time to time or making little comments
  • but he would also like, randomly compliment you??
  • like idk while watching the opening or while you change the episode he would remind you how beautiful you are and how in love he is with you
  • ”you look really pretty today, babe”
  • “you’re so breathtaking”
  • “i love you so much, princess”
  • and you’re there just blushing non stop
  • “stop it”
  • “did you get shy? aw, my baby is so cute <3″
  • and when you hide your face in his chest he would laugh and caress your hair, making your heart beat faster
  • “i really love you, y/n, you would never be able to know how important you’re to me”
  • how is it possible for this bby to be so romantic he’s like ten years old
  • “i love you too, baby”
  • aND HE WOULD SMILE AT YOU AND PECK YOUR LIPS
  • “now put the next episode, don’t you i’m waiting”
  • lmao
  • and the end <33 so cute omg
  • i love him even more now, but anyways byee

anonymous asked:

One of the things I loved most about this episode is the fact that Izuku chose to message Todoroki. Like out of everyone, it was him he decided to message. I think about that every time now.

Oh goodness gracious, I totally bypassed this! I’m so sorry, anon, but better late than never! But to recap, this is about the Hero Killer episodes in the BNHA anime.

Anywho, I loved how Todoroki was the one who answered Midoriya. Keep in mind, later on they reveal that everyone on Midoriya’s contact list got a message via mass message. They showed Kirishima looking at his phone, but even better….Todoroki was the only one who answered. Despite, Todoroki initially stating he isn’t at UA High to make friends, he was still paying attention to everyone in his class, knew Midoriya wouldn’t be like that, and took action to help the first person he considers a friend. (UGH FEELS) <3 

It was so fitting and also fate with Todoroki Shouto running to answer Midoriya’s call, knowing immediately that his ‘friend’ was trouble; leaving his doting father (HA lol doting…Present Mic saying that before still makes me laugh) stunned in the wake of this new personality shift in his son. Loved Endeavor’s face at that moment….you can imagine the word friend echoing dramatically as he watched his son’s back get smaller, running to Midoriya.

Ahh, so much feels for these wonderful character developments! <3 

bandaidfingers  asked:

I lovve you art!!! <33333 You should draw Goemon I'd love to see how he looks in your style!

Gaah ~ Thank you so much!!  (꒪▿꒪)  °˖✧
Well, i’ll definitely draw him more, since i really love his character - he always makes me laugh in the anime, heh~. Until then though, here’s some quick drawings of him that i hadn’t shared! ☆ BUT STAY TUNED FOR MORE  ☆

anonymous asked:

if you could only watch 5 anime series/movies for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Omg the fact you narrowed this down to movies AND series made this super hard lmao but ok here goes:

1.       Castle in the Sky – I’d have to include at least ONE Ghibli, right? This is an old favourite, it’s really charming and beautiful. Every Ghibli film is iconic in its own right but this one is special to me because it’s also my dad’s favourite, and I love the soundtrack (Carrying You…aaaa). The depiction of genuine platonic love/affection between the two leads is SO GOOD like that shit is my jam I s2g. More guys and girls being good friends without any annoying romantic subplot please and thank you! (Also, Sheeta’s high-waisted floaty pants outfit is my favourite thing ever)

2.       Kids on the Slope – this series is SO timeless I will watch it again and again and fall in love with these children all over? My favourite stories are actually those with no fantastical or dramatic element to them, that don’t try to do too much or be anything more than they need to be, you know? It’s about a small cast of highschoolers in 60’s Kyushu trying to navigate their way through school, friendship, romance and figuring out what they want to do in life. It’s so moving and heartfelt but not overdone and reminds you to cherish the times you spend quietly in your youth with people you love. :’)

3.       Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – lmfao ok I just said my favourite stories are quiet, small-cast, low-key and undramatic but this is THE TOTAL OPPOSITE. It really surprised me! I didn’t think it’d be my thing at all but DAMN LOL I GOT SO SUCKED IN for some reason. Technically it’s amazing (the character/mecha/background design is WOWOWOW) but the characters themselves are SO GOOD. They’re filthy, despicable and so corrupted because of war, but you see their human sides and realise they’ve turned out that way through no real fault of their own. Legit everyone has blood on their hands omfg…it does a great job of portraying people believably despite the fantasy setting, particularly the children? They’ve had to grow up far too fast, being child soldiers, but there are moments that remind you they’re still kids. It also impressed me w/ the way it addresses polyamory/bisexuality/queerness without being fanservicey? The relationships are so incredibly fucked up and make me bite my nails haha

Anyway this series is a godless hellride but reminds me that well-done design, soundtrack, (and most of all) characters and worldbuilding will win me over regardless of premise. It also made me realise some very important things when I was considering giving up drawing and wondering whether I even liked anime/animation anymore, so it’s special for deeply personal reasons too.

4.       Kuroko no Basuke – DON’T LOOK AT ME LOL I had to throw at least ONE sports series in here and I pick one of the trashiest, but damn I love Basuke?! SO MUCH?! It’s hugely self-indulgent but you know what, fuck it I LOVE SELF INDULGENT STUFF life is too short to be serious all the time! It’s so silly but makes me laugh and root so hard for my boys, plus um?? ALL THE LADIES IN IT COULD PUNCH ME IN THE FACE AND I’D THANK THEM.

The soundtrack is amazing and honestly…it’s ridiculous on the surface but also a Very Good Time and my favourite life motto ever is a quote from one of the characters during a tough training arc.

5.       God I should probably put a Makoto Shinkai film or an old classic like Akira in here but you know what. SAINT YOUNG MEN LOL it’s just so unbelievably pure and funny and feel-good I watch it every Christmas season and laugh out loud without fail each time. Jesus and Buddha being roomies in Japan for a year whilst they take a break from heavenly duties, being mistaken for Yakuza in the hot springs, shopping for their flat and trying to convince the landlady that they’re not actually NEETs…please watch it it’s SO FUNNY

Anyway there you go! I love so many series though that are wildly different so it was hard to choose but I think I picked a good variety were I stranded on a desert island…you probably didn’t want a small essay but I actually like when people explain a little bit about why they like things heh (also so I could procrastinate on freelance lol)

anonymous asked:

Continuing with the whole "All the Septiceyes are dorks of-camera" hc, I can imagine Marvin doing the "DON'T FUCK WITH ME! I HAVE THE POWER OF GOD AND ANIME ON MY SIDE" video and that mental image is making me laugh so hard xD ~Anime Anon

IT’S ALMOST ONE IN THE MORNING FOR ME AND I SOULD NOT BE LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS OMFG 

a message to you

I just had my university orientation a couple of days ago, a two day overnight stay filled with what you can imagine a lot of new people and embarrassing ice breakers. Overall, it was a pretty fun experience but what I really want to express to you guys were a couple eye opening experiences. 

For our session, we had been divided into groups based off ours majors. For some reason, they had messed up with my major and accidentally placed me in the humanities group. When I tried fixing it, they had told me I was going to have to wait until the second day to change so alas, the rest of that day I remained with my group. During our lunch break while we were waiting for our next activity, a boy from my group came over and sat next to me. Bored, I pulled out my phone/stylus and began to sketch. It wasn’t until I was on my second layer that the boy spoke up. 

“Did you draw that all yourself?” he had asked, eyes wide and a shy small smile on his lips. I was a bit embarrassed as truthfully, my sketch was a bit sloppy and I wasn’t really used to sharing my art. 

“Yeah,” I admitted, sliding the phone over to show him. “It’s nothing really.” 

He shook his head. “You’re too modest. I overheard earlier that you were placed in the wrong group. Are you an art major?”

At that I had laughed a bit, flattered. “No, I wish though. You can probably guess but it’s hard to get a job in that kind of industry. I’m pre-med,” I confessed. 

“But you’re really good. Have you ever thought about commissioning your work? Maybe posting on Tumblr? I think you would be really popular.” 

Again I couldn’t help but laugh a bit, not with malice but utterly flattered. “I actually do have a Tumblr,” I admitted. “I post here and there but I don’t think I’d ever sell my work. It’s not that good so I doubt people would buy it.” 

He frowned at me, standing up as our group was being called for our activity. “Don’t sell yourself short. I’ve only seen you there for fifteen minutes and you had me convinced to buy your work.”

He walked away. 

I guess growing up, I never really gave thought to the fact that I’m somewhat more artistic than the average person. No way saying I’m amazing or this prodigal genius or being conceited but I can definitely draw more than just a stick figure. My friends didn’t really see it as a big thing either, more as leverage to when we had group projects and they would make me do all the diagrams and decorating. My art, my writing, my creativity has always just personal and from the few times I’ve tried sharing, I always received lax responses. There’s always someone who can do it better so I never really had the drive to put it out there. 

But it wasn’t until this moment that I realized that I honed something special. This guy doesn’t know me, had never spoken to me before. and here he was left impressed-so much he thought I was an art major. Do you know how freaking honored I felt? That someone that I was that good. I grew thinking my work was shit, mediocre at best. 

I sat at that table for a couple of more minutes, really confused. Had I really been doubting myself all this time or was this guy just really nice?


One of the last activities we had to do for the day involved exercise games like dodgeball and racing and bean bag throwing. Let me tell you, it had been scorching hot that day so at that point, cute was the last thing I was thinking of. I threw my hair up into a messy bun, prepared to be running around. 

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Okay? You’re throwing your hair up? Like a reasonable person would do? So? 

I grew up with a best friend, who not until recently, I realized was very toxic. She loathed the idea of me putting my hair into a messy bun. 

You look fat with your hair like that.

Rachet.  

It looks so disgusting. Put your hair down. 

Don’t talk to me when you look like that. 

Why would you put up with that you’re thinking, well she would smile and laugh, convincing me that best friends don’t let best friends look bad like that. It was annoying and so I just learned to keep my hair down around her. (You don’t realize you’re in toxic relationship until someone points it out, and it wasn’t just things like that. There’s so much more but that’s for another post I’ll write about another day when I’m ready.)  

I’ll admit, I was a bit scared because even though I knew her words were out of malice, after hearing them so many times I began to wonder if they were the truth. I began to worry and quickly my hand flew up to my head ready to pull the hair tie out. 

“Oh my God, your bun is so cute how did you do that?” 

I froze. Another girl from my group came over and smiled at me. “Can you put my hair up like that too? You made it look so easy and I can never get my hair to do that!” 

Another girl. And then another. By the end, I had shown four girls how to do it. 


There was one point where we had to sit in a lecture. Waiting for it to begin, one of the girls asked me for my Instagram. She scrolled through my feed. 

“Wow, your feed is so pretty. These pictures are so cohesive and professional looking!” 

I stared at her in awe. If you were to look at the comments on my Instagram, they’re filled with condescending comments of “this is not tumblr” and “why did you post that?” 

I love photography. I consider myself an amateur photographer. In my sophomore year I won a photography award from the county in architecture. My  friends laughed because really? Architect? That’s so stupid. I had stopped posting on Instagram for a while. 

She liked every post.



At dinner, I made friends with one of the girls who asked me to do their bun. As casual as ever, she asked me if I watched anime. For a second, I hesitated. 

During high school, I never shared the fact that I was freaking obsessed with anime or kdramas or that I even had a Tumblr. People were cruel, they would make fun of you, expose you, turn something so simple into a shame. I had tried to confide in my best friend, the same one who hated my bun, and she had laughed at me. Every time we hung out with new people, she brought it up only to embarrass me in front of everyone. I vowed never to share that part of me with anyone else-no matter how much I loved it. 

But this girl, she didn’t know me and she had asked right? 

So I tried to be brave and I told her yes. 

We talked about how Haikyuu!! was one of the best sports animes in the world and Oikawa was beautiful for hours.  


It sounds stupid, I know. But I grew up letting high school define me, my friends define me. It was ground breaking. I had convinced myself not to do things just because people didn’t like them. I guess what I’m trying to tell you is that don’t let people break you down. Don’t hide yourself because what one person might find weird another might find beautiful. I didn’t realize that for many years, I was surrounded by close minded people and it wasn’t my fault. I shouldn’t be ashamed of the things I like. 

Please please please don’t be apologetic for who you are. 

You are beautiful. You are worth it.