It’s the Mileage

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2018



A discussion at twitter (you should be there! If you haven’t looked for @Drunkduck you should, add DD and you’ll be added back!) brought to my attention a very subtle but very aesthetically and narratively pleasing element that, when we take the time as artists to factor it ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Una Garza Negra

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 19, 2017



One dock, three people. Una garza negra, the black dock.

It is sunset at a small pier as two men sit silently side-by-side when one of them breaks the silence. The two have an exchange of small talk when the quietest man begins a philosophical discussion about society and how ...



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The Journey Home

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2016



I found myself at a crossroads two weeks ago where I felt that my mind and my heart were in two separate places. I would carry on the same routine for months, following the motions of getting to work, performing a mundane task, and then driving home with heavy eyelids ...

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Tales of a Pokemon GO! Trainer

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2016



It was a blisteringly hot Thursday morning when my nine-year-old pupil pulled out a cell phone and opened an app saying, “There is a Ponyta in the area!” Having grown up in a Pokemon World, and knowing a good chunk of the original 151 pokemon, I said, “Wait, don't ...

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The Trouble with Colours

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 25, 2016


-Art by Mark Rothko, Red Orange Orange on Red, 1962

The first thing on my mind before I get out of bed in the morning is whether my base wardrobe is going to reflect white, black, and greys, or warm neutrals of tan, taupe, and cream. Five years ago, I ...


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A Nearly Perfect Sunset at the End of an Imperfect Day

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 18, 2016


-image taken by kawaiidaigakusei-

I am not a perfectionist in any sense of the word. I have been asked by strangers in passing if I was a perfectionist to which I replied, “The architecture in my university was built under the notion that only ‘God can make something that is ...


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How a "Starving Artist" Mentality has Helped Me Dodge the Money-Centric Bandwagon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 27, 2016


-Art by Edvard Munch (cover for Hunger by Knut Hamsun)

It is a common phrase that has been repeated time and time again: “(The love of) money is the root of all evil”. At least for me, it was one of the few words to live by that my Latin ...


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An Analysis of a Polarizing Character

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2015



It seems that I get into a very opinionated argument whenever the topic of discussion veers toward Neon Genesis Evangelion. Usually it is about how the Evangelion movies are awesome and how the main character is not so awesome. That being said, it has been twenty years since the mid-1990s ...

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Homebound

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2015


-LA Union Station taken by kawaiidaigakusei

“The next and final stop on this line is Los Angeles. Please collect all personal belongings and use the handrail when using the stairs. Please keep all hands and arms away from the automatic train doors.”

It had been a while. I needed a ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Steel and Manitou

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2015



Steel and Manitou tells a tale of the legendary Gtchi Manitou, a Great Spirit, embodied by a white horse with a feather in its mane. The stories are inspired by the Nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) Aboriginal legends from Saskatchewan, Canada. This tale begins when a young orphaned girl, Kassidy Kerr, finds ...

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