Yoshitoshi Abe, Yoshitoshi Abe Lain Illustrations
Although I’m not super fond of the way he draws faces, this book, and his art, has a soft spot in my heart. I remember finishing Lain and then finding this book in Barnes & Noble and being so excited with it. It was fancy, and had an interesting transparent sheet on the inside so as to change the way the first illustration looks. The moody atmosphere of the drawings and colors, and all of the illustrations of urban landscapes, and rooms adorned with wires until it’s an indistinguishable mess, still appeals to me. I still have the book and never had the heart to get rid of it.
I went to Goodwill today and found this cute service uniform (that came with a plain green skirt, I mostly got it for the blazer), and I have no clue what it was for. However, I liked the way it looked. I like uniforms, and it’s reminiscent also of a school girls blazer to me. I don’t know whether or not to go full on boy scout-esque uniform, keep the “mountain” patch, and add more things like moth patches, and other nature related patches. Or if I should take it off and modify it with horror related patches instead. Aah. Either way, I like it. The buttons are also super detailed and have an emblem of some sort, involving wings, on it.
I also finally got new boots! They were in the mens shoe section, size 10, the 8s were a tad uncomfortable (I probably could have just broken them in). But these are a tad too big, which I mind much less. They make me feel tough! They’re a steel toe boot and everything.
September 25, 2013
My webcam was being an absolute dick and super grainy, but I promise this outfit was obnoxious (meaning, I feel like it’s really ugly, but I still liked it). I ended up fixing my horn hair and making it way better. But yeah… I was excited because I thought “oh, fall is here, it’s cold out.” I was so wrong. I had on black cable knit tights, and boots, under this somewhat heavy skirt. And was walking for most of the day. Died.