Sooooo… yeah, an intro. Hmm. I love my husband and family, writing, digital scrapbooking, trolling YouTube, watching anime and reading manga, listening to Jpop and Kpop, and looking for more ways I can grow as a human being–metaphorically and wholistically. I don’t like onions and mushrooms, being late, being interrupted, excessive heat, and drama queens (because I tend to be one myself). After all my lazy-@ss attempts to blog regularly since 2004, I am now holding myself accountable to blogging at least semi-regularly in 2012 My online handle is mrshobbes–a tribute to my muse, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes (no resemblance to the Calvin & Hobbes tiger). Hobbes was my first gift from my ex-boyfriend/now-husband Mark. The little stinker (Hobbes, not Mark) is often sarcastic, witty, argumentative, and ridiculous. He keeps me on my toes and appears and disappears without warning.
ON WRITING The first story I ever wrote was in sixth grade–it was written in this notebook with heavily perfumed pages and had a group of three pretty girls on the cover. So my story’s heroines were those three girls. Eventually I graduated to at-the-time-I-didn’t-realize-was fanfiction: I filled pages and Cattleya filler notebooks full of retellings of my favorite Disney movies.
(And I still write fanfiction, though it is now more sporadic and random.)
ON ANIME AND MANGA Anime and manga have presented me with some of the best storylines, characters, art, and music I have ever seen. Here are most of my favorites, in no particular order.
Kimi ni Todoke
Kaichou wa Maid-Sama
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
Ouran Koukou Host Club
Victorian Romance Emma
Land of the Blindfolded
YOU MAY AS WELL KNOW That I love Korean pop music. Specifically, Korean girl group dance pop music. Particularly the music of Girls’ Generation (or So Nyuh Shi Dae) or SNSD and 4Minute. If this hasn’t cemented in your mind what a geekazoid weirdo I am, woohooo! Let’s meet up because obviously we are soulmates!
ABOUT MRSHOBBESINSPIRED This blog is primarily about digital scrapbooking, using the backdrop of my life and loves. I’ll be talking extensively about it–it’s honestly a topic I feel I can breathe and eat every second of the day, haha. In a nutshell, this is what I hope to do here:
>> To document my love and passion for digital scrapbooking, journaling, memory- and idea-keeping
>> To interact with other scrappers and glean new ideas on how to approach scrapbooking.
>> To document my journey as a digital scrapbooker, historian of my family, and a woman inspired.
>> To practice and foster transparency and openness and make myself accountable to my promises to myself
I suppose an everyday life post will make its way here eventually, but even as I do scrap about my everyday moments and document it in a myriad of other ways, I’d really like to focus on meatier scrapbooking posts. I’m looking forward to what this year will bring for me and this art I’ve fallen in love with. (frame and camera from Everyday Flair by Creashens)
AND SO I SOUND EVEN A BIT LESS FANGIRL-Y I love these two quotes:
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.”
–Daniel Burnham, Director of Works, World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893
So what does writing teach us?
It reminds us that we are alive
and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.
We must earn life once it has been awarded us.
Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation.
In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt,
the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are.
In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style,
instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style
worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping.”