Jul. 29th, 2014

elana: (squishy)
It's 4:30am, I can't sleep, so naturally what will help is watching surreal and slightly disturbing Björk music videos



god I love her so much. How beautiful are her eyes? If I ever get off this purple eyeshadow kick I might start wearing no eyeshadow and just crazy eyelashes like in this video
elana: (squishy)
I just read in her newsletter that my favourite online Japanese 3D nails shop is clearing out her inventory because she is closing down :( I have hoarded a bunch of sets of nails from her but have never worn them because I've been too precious about them. I might order a few more just because they are going to become unavailable :(

Each set is handmade and so beautiful.


Now that egg, Ageha, Happie Nuts etc. are going out of print, I'm sad to think that ギャル style is really kind of over. I feel like subscribing to Jelly just to make sure it doesn't disappear.

Fullmoon also had the best prices on those magazines. Sigh!

I hope Yukiumi doesn't disappear too. Maybe I should place an order with them. They haven't tweeted since December >_< Agh, it's a dying industry!

Japanese 3D nails just have a certain aesthetic that is somehow restrained and cute despite the inherent outrageousness of 3D nail art. They tend to stay (to my eyes) harmonious rather than garish, and with a certain kawaii-ness that I just can't resist.

Waaaaa I wish I lived in Japan :(
elana: (squishy)
Unless you have a direct, personal connection with either Israel or Gaza, your trite, reductive Twitter commentary on the war there right now is just not fucking welcome. And you're a dick for believing that 140 characters would do justice to a conflict that complex.

Some people I really like have been doing that lately, but I don't like them enough not to insta-unfollow them. Reading that crap leaves me with lingering distress that certainly lasts longer than it took for them to compose the damn tweet, and it's just not fair. Armchair activism does fuck all to help anyone on the ground on either side, but it does create direct interpersonal conflict, hate-mongering, and alienation here. So not only does it not help, it just creates more suffering—in worlds that are totally, physically displaced from the actual suffering people in Israel and Gaza. Your opinions are artificial, but the hurt you spread is real.

Let's try to make the world more peaceful, instead.

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