Remembering Isshi of kagrra(神樂) with poetry by me.

The frozen pond

A beautiful and fragrant pond has frozen over in its most beautiful state

All of the life all of the sacredness still remains sealed within

Pink sakura petals decorate the frozen water

Koi fish are stuck swimming in calm circles

I cant help but feel sad, yet i smile as i walk past

remembering dipping my feet into its coolness.

Its beauty still lives on , like a jewel placed on display in a busy museum.

I will never forget the fragrance.

I shall always remember the way my heart would sing upon visiting this pond.

The way i was reborn with the scent of the lotus.

This pond though frozen in time has a sacred place within my heart.

 

this poem was written for a very special person. A person whom ive never met yet who has changed my life with beautiful music and lyrics to calm my heart. This poem was written for kagrra’s Isshi and just kagrra in general, for once again sparking in me almost eight years ago a new interest that has followed me into my adulthood. The day Isshi passed into memory is coming soon and he and kagrra has been in my mind and in my heart a lot more than usual as of lately. i wanted to create something to represent the gratefulness i feel inside due to kagrra’s music. and i found it impossible for me to draw isshi as  i got way to emotional. Sometimes words are the only thing yo have so i wrote this poem The Frozen  Pond to the kagrra song Rin which means frozen.

Rest in peace my beautiful pond frozen in time Isshi December 7 1978- July 18 2011

you are forever frozen in the hearts of you fans we will never forget you ❤

Listen to my favorite Kagrra songs.
Kagrra- sakura zukiyo:
Kagrra- Utakata:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jasgbX9iwAY
Kagrra- Rin:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKHIMinjQM
Kagrra-shiroi uso:
Kagrra-sarasouju no komoriuta:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emteza94Q-M
kagrra- urei:
kagrra- satsuki:
i dont own the pictures used or the videos provided. The poem however is mine .
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This is such a great photo of Isshi i had to share it ❤

Reasons i dont post often.. (the hard core truth)

So I decided I should share the reasons why I don’t post often . I’ve been asked a few times about this and I want to be totally honest with my few (but cherished) followers.

Honestly this is one of my many hobbies. These hobbies range from writing poetry,to reading poetry,watching anime,reading manga,drawing manga,drawing random things from my mind,writing fantasy stories (witches warlocks all that shiz). Not to mention painting,singing,studying japanese ,spanish,german,korean,and thai.

Basically I have a busy life when it comes to hobbies.wich means that sometimes other hobbies  such as blogging get pushed aside for a length of time.

That is one of the main reason i dont post often.

The second reason being lack if content or lack of  inspiration for content. I do this as a hobby. It is to be something that i love. Usually i post only when something has captured my attention,or inspired me in some way (hence the details and work put into ny posts). But I go through peirods of this kinda numb I would say feeling.

During these periods I can not get inspired nothing really grasps my attention. I feel slightly emotionless. This actually happens a lot to me and i struggle during these days to write about things i like or love cause at these moments i dont like anything.

However ,now that I’m completely done with school i have a slight amount of time on my hands that can be used gor blogging. At least when I feel good about my content. I’m not quitting. I never will, so stay tuned for more awesome content.

❤❤

Reasons to watch Snow lotus kdrama

I finished this two episode drama today and felt compelled to write about it. 

Snow lotus is a Korean two episode drama released in 2015 . Each episode is an hour long. 

It has an alternate title called lucid dream. 

The story takes place in modern Korea. It follow a man and a woman both who have dreams about the past life when they were in love with each other. The man dreams about the night the two meet. The woman dreams of the day they separate. Both of them long desperately to find each other in the world they live in now. 

There are so many things to live about this drama. It leave you holding your breath. It threatens to shatter your heart it makes you laugh. 

The main thing I love about this drama is the way Lee so hyun/ yeong San baek feels about Han yeon hee/ chook yeong dae even when he thinks he’s a man like it never cruise his mind at all he just falls in love. 

Another thing I love is the fight scenes. Yes you heard me right. The fight scenes in this drama are flawless and beautiful. It’s beautifully choreographed. 

Lastly I love the soundtrack. My good this sound track is so amazing. I have no weird for how well these sings guy in with the story so well. The first one being white smoke by Lee ye Joon. The second being how are you doing by grizzly

Both links will be located at the bottom. 

 My favorite Snow lotus  quote:

“If there was a flower that bloomed every thousand years would it have given off this scent?”- lee so hyun/yeong san baek

White smoke – Lee ye Joon :

How are you doing- grizzly:

Alright guys

Remember to find forever 💞💖💙

Gabby 

Reasons to watch Snow lotus kdrama

I finished this two episode drama today and felt compelled to write it. 

Snow lotus is a Korean two episode drama released in 2015 . Each episode is an hour long. 

It has an alternate title called lucid dream. 

The story takes place in modern Korea. It follow a man and a woman both who have dreams about the past life when they were in love with each other. The man dreams about the night the two meet. The woman dreams of the day they separate. Both of them long desperately to find each other in the world they live in now. 

There are so many things to live about this drama. It leave you holding your breath. It threatens to shatter your heart it makes you laugh. 

The main thing I love about this drama is the way Lee so hyun/ yeong San baek feels about Han yeon hee/ chook yeong dae even when he thinks he’s a man like it never cruise his mind at all he just falls in love. 

Another thing I love is the fight scenes. Yes you heard me right. The fight scenes in this drama are flawless and beautiful. It’s beautifully choreographed. 

Lastly I love the soundtrack. My good this sound track is so amazing. I have no weird for how well these sings guy in with the story so well. The first one being white smoke by Lee ye Joon. The second being how are you doing by grizzly

Both links will be located at the bottom. 

 My favorite Snow lotus  quote:

“If there was a flower that bloomed every thousand years would it have given off this scent?”- lee so hyun/yeong san baek

White smoke – Lee ye Joon :

How are you doing- grizzly:

Alright guys

Remember to find forever 💞💖💙

Gabby 

Random visual Kei review Velvet Eden

So today I will be doing a random visual kei sing review. I’ll be clicking on a video to a sing ice not heard before and righting about it. 

So this is the video I just watched it’s by Velvet Eden so I was extremely excited to watch it. I’m not a huge Velvet Eden fan but I like their music.

To begin the video is very aesthetically pleasing. The dark red room is interesting only to me it was a little too dark. I couldn’t distinguish certain things from others for example the pretty details in the wood were barely visible. As was the faces on the card the fortune teller spread out in the table. However Dada looks stunning and I’m so distracted by his beauty that it doesn’t bother me much. 

The song :very catchy and easy to listen. It’s the perfect dark wave song.  Romantic and good to dance to. 

Would I watch the video again?  Probably not is not a bad video it just didn’t grasp my attention. 

Would I listen to the song again? 

Yes I like the song a lot more than the video. It makes me want to dance. 

Stay Kei 

Gabby 💀

Misconceptions about Visual Kei

Hello guys im here today. After being part of the visual kei scene for a few years now I’ve come across many misconceptions and stereotypes that ultimately aren’t true. In this following blog I will be covering the most common ones. 

1:Visual Kei singers are gay 

Obviously you know how this one started. A pretty man in a dress can’t be straight….. 😒

Wrong!  

Obviously there are going to be gay visual kei Singers because  that’s natural. However just because a man tries to look pretty,doesn’t mean that he’s gay.  After all you shouldn’t just assume things like that. 

2: visual kei is dark

This one isn’t so wrong because bands like jilluka and dir en grey are very dark. Both the lyrics and videos are go tos if you love Gothic elements.  However with bands like Alice nine and Lm.C you get much lighter happier lyrics and video.

Lm. C’s punky heart is definitely a cheerful happy song . I’ll link the video to that in the bottom ⬇

3: visual kei can only be rock music

This one is totally wrong.  There are many vkei bands singers and songs that aren’t just rock. They have many pop music elements and techno

Visual kei artists like Kaya and gackt sing a wife variety of styles. Pop techno darkwave trance jazz and rock. 

Kayas songs hydrangea and taboo are perfect examples that I will link ⬇

4:All visual kei songs sound the same

This I’d probably the one I hate the most. None visual kei fans say that all visual kei sings sound the same and that artists rip each other off .

Obviously there are going to be similarities. This one girl pointed out to me that in The Gazette’s the invisible wall lead dinner ruki is wearing red leather gloves, and in Disreign’s within the void Yohio is wearing red leather gloves .

I hate that right when people listen to a new visual kei sing they feel the need to compare it to other songs and other band. They don’t take the time to appreciate the effort. It’s maddening. Please guys don’t be the person that does this. 

5:Visual kei singers suck at singing English

This one is more if a joke but still one that people believe.  First you have to understand that some Japanese people pronounce English words with Japanese accents, so that makes it a little hard to understand.  However there are plenty sing where the English is perfectly understood. 

Well guy I hope you enjoyed reading these strange misconceptions. I how you kerned something as well. 

Don’t assume. 

Don’t compare. 

Stay Kei 

Gabby 💜

Lm. C punky heart ♡:https://youtu.be/GzxVTtmgPnE

Kaya hydrangea:  https://youtu.be/D3GghkgTYww

Kaya taboo : https://youtu.be/9_o2EKwZ4V0

Hotarubi no mori e *spoiler alert*

To be honest this is a movie you can watch even if you know the ending The movie is so good  it wouldn’t ruin it . So I wont say don’t read this. In fact this might help not shatter your heart so much like this movie did the first time i watched it.

So Hotarubi No Mori E ( Into the forest of fireflies light) is about a little girl named Hotaru on  her way to her uncles house she gets lost in the woods and becomes tired from searching for a way out.Just when she thinks all hope is lost he appears a man in a mask  .He leads her out of the forest after telling her she can not touch him because he’ll disappear. The two spend every summer from that one on together and become best friends .But they begin to have more serious feeling for each other.

How can love between a human and a spirit survive?

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Gin takes off his mask after Hotaru ask him to show his face more

This movie is amazing. Ive watched it more than eight times . Literally every time i watch i find myself sobbing.face literally pressed to the screen rewinding it and watching it all over again just so i can fangirl and cry some more. Im such a girl right ?

Things i love about this movie:

The innocence : That sounds dumb i know but really through out the movie all i can think about is both of their intentions all both of them want is to be around each to hug to hold hands. i find that so simple yet so cute ❤ ❤ .So touching!!

The evolution of hotaru: I loved watching Hotaru grow up watching as her feeling turn from childish wonder to a more mature romantic feeling .

Seeing how Hotaru and Gin Affect each other: Gin starts off mysterious never even taking off his mask but as their relationship develops gin becomes more open  he becomes happy. In the begining hotaru is lost and afraid of the forest but as her and gin spend time together there she realizes that the forest is full of beautiful things her favorite being gin

The music: The music always puts you in the feels but none like KanaKana Shigure composed and played by Makoto Yoshimori. This peice is like watching the entire movie but shortened to three minutes of cry your heart out piano and violin .

Ahh this piece… Thank you so much Makoto Yoshimori for writing beautiful music. My ears are grateful ❤

The thing about this anime is you know its not going to work out in the end .Some way some how you know these two will leave each other. You just dont expect it to be so suddenly. All Gin wanted was to hold Hotaru .All Hotaru wanted was to be held by Gin.Neither of them wanted to be apart,but they both knew that one day time would seperate them anyways .While Hotaru grew and matured Gin was exactly the same as the day they met.They were not of the same worlds and couldnt even touch each other.We all wanted some miracle granted though we didnt want this to end that way.However it was the right ending a melancholy one sad happy . God !!!! why does this movie make me so sad?

I loved how all of the spirit of the forest all warn gin to be careful yet were one hundred percent supportive of him wanting to hug Hotaru. In the end when they hug and he disappears they thank her as she sobs .They are happy that gin was happy

Here are some quotes from this movie

“It’s okay if you forget about me. A body that’s maintained by magic is very weak. If it touches a real human body, the spell will break and the body will disappear. It’s a fragile thing. How long can you-“-Gin

“Gin, I thought of you during winter. Even during autumn and spring. Gin, don’t forget about me.”-Hotaru
“Time might separate us some day. But, even still, until then, let’s stay together”-Hotaru

You see i think the reason why i felt this anime so much is that Gin didnt care anymore. He wanted to be with Hotaru forever but knew that it wasnt possible.So the next best thing would be to hug her he didnt care at what cost.When hotaru made the joke about glomping(a jump hug) him and he said do it i knew then that he was going to leave her. She knew it as well but her dream came true and so did his.

 

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“That mask,Have it” Gin says to Hotaru on their Date

 

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“Come here Hotaru ,i can finally hug you” Gin says to Hotaru

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mask

 

After gin “dies” hotaru is left with nothing but his mask as she clutches it to her chest his soul flies around her in the form of fireflies

“I probably won’t be able to look forward to summer for a long time. My chest will hurt. My tears will be overflowing. But this warmth in my hands and these summer memories will live on in my heart.” -Hotaru

“Hotaru. Thank you. We wanted to be with Gin forever, but… Gin wanted to touch a human. He finally got to be hugged by a human.” -youkai

so yeah that was my blog on hotarubi no mori e i hope you enjoyed and didnt cry as much as i did.

Stay kei/Otaku

Wolf ❤

Ps: Thank you Yuki Midorikawa for writing an drawing such an amazing Manga ❤

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I picture them still walking side by side