A 20-something-year-old Californian living and procrastinating in the land of eternal sunshine.

A Poetic Exchange on the Kamo River’s Edge in Kyoto, 7/24 (AKA “Yes, My friends and I are, indeed, grad students in East Asian Studies.”)

Now on the river,
Cold drink clutched in my dry hands,
I drink to friendship.
Such memories may fade,
But a chu-hai never dies.

Oh, how the moon shines
On the river of a thousand years.
The light never dies.
It was the moon of Genji,
But tonight the neon glows.

Artificial light
Dancing on the surface of
the Kamo river -
Is your light not the same light
As that which Genji once saw?

Male Novelist Jokes by Mallory Ortberg

beatonna:

Comics!
Part 1 of a series on Soseki’s Kokoro.  Click through for more!

Yesssssssssss
Now if there was a reference to the latent homoeroticism, it would become perfect.

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beatonna:

Comics!

Part 1 of a series on Soseki’s Kokoro.  Click through for more!

Yesssssssssss

Now if there was a reference to the latent homoeroticism, it would become perfect.

Aug 25th at 3PM / via: beatonna / op: beatonna / tagged: Kokoro. Japanese literature. Natsume Soseki. / reblog / 1,299 notes
My new grad school: not like a regular housing administration, it’s a cool housing administration.

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My new grad school: not like a regular housing administration, it’s a cool housing administration.

Aug 15th at 8PM / tagged: what is this. personal. grad school. / reblog / 2 notes

Still cringe when I see Taemin topless (not sure why either, considering I’ve slept with and found attractive dudes with his body type) but damn, that beat.

Aug 15th at 5PM / tagged: Taemin. SHINee. smtown. music. / reblog / 1 note