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No Fucks Given

In this clip from Tastefully Offensive, which stars Instagram model Ganmo the Persian cat from Japan, the role of me is being played by that lazy pussy and the role of life is being played by that cat toy.

When life hits me in the face over and over again, I think about getting up and taking that evil bitch on, but then I realise that doing so requires energy and a little thing called “giving a fuck,” so I just take another nap.

Ganmo’s human filmed and uploaded a video of him being a lazy hero to lazies everywhere by refusing to get up as a toy slaps him in the head over and over and over again.

That toy is an “interactive pet camera and teaser” that costs $229, so Ganmo’s not the one getting screwed, his humans are. They spent that much money on a toy that Ganmo couldn’t give one fuck about.

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#雪だるま

Downtown Tokyo saw its heaviest snowfall for years last Monday, causing travel chaos throughout the city.

Cars were stranded and abandoned on roads, trains stopped running and people were left stuck at the airport as 250 international flights were cancelled.

What to do in the face of such a situation? Make snowmen, of course.

But wait, before you grab a carrot, some pebbles and a couple of sticks for arms, remember, this is JAPAN! 

Tokyo is dotted with snow sculptures that will put a smile on your face, and put old carrot nose in your backyard to shame.  

They are being shared on Twitter via the trending hashtag #雪だるま

It appears the Japanese attitude to snow sculptures is much more developed than basic European and North American stuff, but it shouldn’t be a surprise anyway. After all, when it comes to fun and creativity Asians are unmatched perfectionists.

Asians > the rest!

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MOVIES MARATHON PART II

Sorry, been busy with holidays stuff and also overwhelmed with all the guys, so I’m taking a break ’cause, blogging > men.  Blogging would never disappoint you, in blogging we can trust and the pleasure of it also lasts longer. 

That said, I’ve watched few more film this week:

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL

A man who can’t be killed teams up with a young girl to avenge the murder of her family… Because nothing says Christmas like watching a blood fest of revenge!

That’s the story of Takashi Miike’s adaptation of the famous manga Blade of the Immortal, a film that’s basically a samurai fan’s wildest dream come true.

It runs over two hours, and it’s filled with insane battles, crazy weapons, blood, tears, and more blood. Basically everything about it rules.

I’m walking paradox… While I don’t accept violence in real life, I love violent films with twisted humour… Specially when evil bastards pay.

Glorious, violent and completely relentless!

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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

I had to watch this film after reading the book…  I didn’t expect much and it did well ’cause the film adaptation of this horrific real-life story left me pretty meh!

I adore Jessica Chastain but I have no clue why they chose her to play the role of Antonina Zabinski. I hate when they chose American actors to play foreign roles with terrible bad accents when the world is vast and great actors exist around the globe in all languages.

That said, this movie would have better served with subtitles ’cause from times you spend more time trying to understand the spoken words than feeling the Holocaust…  See, you react more to the killing of animals than humans you know something’s amiss. 

If it’s remembered at all, it will be seen as a missed opportunity to tell a powerful story.

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OKJA

This movie may well make you a vegetarian…

Okja is the story of a young girl who travels the globe to save her massive but adorable monster friend from becoming processed meat is both a great adventure, a touching love story, and a biting commentary.

It begins on an idyllic mountain farm in rural South Korea, moves to Seoul for a massive amount of destruction, breaks your heart in a hellish laboratory in New Jersey, and visits a too-slick marketing stunt in New York.

Despite the overacting and lack of subtlety, this is a touching film that benefits from astonishing visual effects and offers a welcome ecological message about the exploitation of science and atrocities committed against animals for profit to the detriment of people’s health.

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Picture Perfect by Monkey Majik & M-Flo

I wish that I can just rewind.

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Trust by QUEEN Ayumi Hamasaki

I believe in myself, take one step forward, and I feel like I can go anywhere.
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Ballet Rotoscope

This beautiful short film, titled Ballet Rotoscope and created by Tokyo-based design group EUPHRATES, illustrates the delicate movements of a ballet dancer.

As the ballerina moves, different points on her body are traced by a computer-generated technique called rotoscoping, to reveal the geometric beauty of dance.

Rotoscoping is a method that is often used for visual effects in live-action movies.

The animator creates a silhouette, called a matte, that can be used to clip an object from a scene, which can then be artificially pasted onto a different background.

However, in EUPHRATES’ film, the matte lines are left visible, and seem to have a life of their own. At times they detach from the points they trace, creating a choreographed relationship with the ballerina.

Simply beautiful!!

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Japan’s 10th Annual Wara Art Festival

Fall is here, which in Japan means it’s time for the annual rice harvest.

Every year, farmers ensure that the leftover rice-straw, known as “wara,” doesn’t go to waste.

The wara is recycled by using it to to feed livestock, improve soil, and in the coastal region of Niigata Prefecture, it’s even used to make giant, beastly sculptures for the Wara Art Festival, held at Uwasekigata Park.

The Wara Art Festival started in 2007 when Niigata’s farming community contacted the locaMusashino Art University to get some creative direction on turning their excess straw into works of art.

Since then, art students come to design and build new beasts every year in Uwasekigata Park. This year’s festival has come to a close, but the straw sculptures will remain up on display through October 31, 2017.

Fantastic!!!

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