60 weeks away from home

  • Nov. 4th, 2010 at 2:09 PM
mochi: A woman leans back on her dressing table (tired)
60 weeks ago, I was in college, it was my senior year, I made a post to Dreamwidth and had no inkling that it would be my last for so long. 

A lot has happened, it will take time to explain. 

Many of you who read this journal, perhaps, are no longer subscribed. I would not blame you in the least.

It's time to venture out again. It's time to share writing and life and activism and support. It will take time to get used to being here again. 

I look forward to connecting again.

Various settings up and a question.

  • Apr. 29th, 2009 at 9:22 PM
mochi: myself, dressed up fancy and being silly/cute at a train station (Default)
As I work to figure out my uses of this journal, I'm considering setting up some opt-in filters for content not everyone would want to read.

First off, filters:
  • Meme filter: I like memes. I am not a total meme whore, but I do post them somewhat often. Some people are not so into the meme thing, and I get that, thus they get a filter to themselves. You don't have to be on it unless you like memes too.
  • Adult content filter: For all things 18+, nsfw, tmi, etc. Topics would include discussing relationships, sexuality, and fandom-related things with adult themes.
If you want in on either of those, just leave a comment or send a message. I'm going to update my info with these too.

Things that won't be filtered:
  • Art/writing: Any comics, stories, animations, pictures, etc., both original and fan work. I won't share everything ever, but I'll post things I want feedback on, or feel were especially successful. I'll also use this blog as a place to look for collaborators, to discuss the creative process, and art in general.
  • Travel related blogging: I travel a lot, and while I do write a travel blog as well, I might post about my journeys on here sometimes.
  • General fandom: What I'm currently reading, watching, or listening to; questions about fandom; reviews, rants and raves. Icons if I start making them again.

Second, a question!

Do any of you know of a Japanese TV show, drama, anime, book, etc. that involves a girl receiving a complement and trying to turn it down?  For example, someone says she's pretty, and she say something like "No, no. I'm so fat/ugly/dumb." This is pretty common of Japanese culture, and I'm trying to find examples for a project in my Japanese Communication class. Thanks in advance for any help. ^_^

Intro Post

  • Apr. 17th, 2009 at 1:36 AM
mochi: myself, dressed up fancy and being silly/cute at a train station (Default)
Hello, Dreamwidth! I have arrived! Thanks go to [personal profile] qi for sending me the invite.

Intro time!

You can call me K, ケリー or Mochi.
  • K is an abbreviation for my first name, which I use as my name for all creative endeavors, such as drawing, animation, and writing.
  • ケリー is my name as pronounced in Japanese.
  • Mochi is a Japanese rice snack. It became my nickname as an extension of the name Mo. Mo was my nickname thanks to a summer camp friend; hers was Bunny. It turned to Mochi thanks to my boyfriend, who thinks Mo isn't cute enough alone. Luckily, I think mochi are tasty.
If you come up with another nickname you think is suitable, run it by me and maybe it'll stick.

Some basics: I'm 20 years old, female, studying Japanese and Visual/Media Art at Bennington College, currently on a term abroad in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. In the future, I'm aiming for a career somewhere in the movie/TV area.

I like to learn languages and travel. Current count of languages studied is at 4 (if you count Latin). Count of countries visited is somewhere in the area of 12. Although I live in Japan right now, I'll be moving back to the USA in late May.

I like comics, fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, alternative fiction, computers, and a vast expanse of music. Current fandoms include Doctor Who, R. Scott Bakker's The Second Apocalypse series, Final Fantasy, David Mack's Kabuki, Twin Peaks, Satoshi Kon's Paprika and Millennium Actress, and Boston Legal. Past fandoms that I still like include Cowboy Bebop, Harry Potter, Bleach, Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Firefly, Last Exile, and Gokusen.

I am looking to make new friends over here on Dreamwidth, and to find people who are fun to interact with, and be creative with. Especially I'd like to meet people who might be interested in collaborating on comics/books/video/animation.

I'd also like to meet people who speak my foreign languages! So, if you speak Japanese, Spanish, Italian, or Latin (maybe?), come talk to me! Similarly, if you are learning English as a foreign language, I'll be happy to talk with you, and we can share our experiences.

If you think I've left something out, or have any questions (related or otherwise), leave a comment. ^_^

See you around!