October 29th, 2008

KK with Kanji

Ah, life....and references

Yesterday I felt squicked out by serious fandomage (didn't matter which fandom, it was certain things about fandoming in general,) and instead, spent the time researching about Kitsune legend....but today I've spent the morning reading schmaltzy bits of my favorite fanfics...maybe that means Cotton's coming back home after being AWOL for almost a week....I need some fluff!  LOL.

Ah the joys of being almost bipolar....

But I learned a lot about Kitsune stuff...most recent thing I read tracked things into the 1950s, where people were still reporting being tricked by foxes, and even still mentioned the occasional tale of fox possession...

Other neat research tidbits I've seen lately:

Here are some jpgs of 16th century art. 

http://www.tnm.go.jp/gallery/search/images/max/C0022475.jpg
http://www.tnm.go.jp/gallery/search/images/max/C0022478.jpg
http://www.tnm.go.jp/gallery/search/images/max/C0022485.jpg
http://www.tnm.go.jp/gallery/search/images/max/C0042445.jpg
http://www.tnm.go.jp/gallery/search/images/max/C0042441.jpg


A neat little page on the 7 grasses of spring and the 7 grasses of autumn with pictures

http://homepage3.nifty.com/plantsandjapan/page036.html

And this is a nice site about Japanese armour
http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/katchu/katchu.html


I've been weakening my hubby...he's found out that shooting a 16th century firearm kind of cool...and we know someone who's selling one...next thing you know, I'll get him dressed up as an Ashigaru, a Japanese foot soldier...LOL.
KK with Kanji

Writer's Block: The Internet

Happy birthday, Internet! The Internet, of course, has changed many things for the good. But is it all good? What is the biggest problem the Internet has created for you or the world?
I spend way too much time reading and researching and not nearly as much time writing as I mean to some days.  LOL.  And I probably need to get off my butt more often than I do, but I'm happy....