Welcome back to another OWLS Tour.
Welcome back to another OWLS Tour.
It’s me Mel!
Hope you are all safe, washing your hands regularly and respecting the social distanciation.
Today, I’m sharing with you another OWLS post.
OWLS stands for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-respect, we are a group of bloggers and vlogger who want to promote the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or disabilities. Each month we are exploring a given topic throughout pop culture.
This month topic is: HOPE
We are in the midst of a pandemic which has led people to live in fear and anxiety over the coronavirus. For this month, rather than seeing the dark side of the situation we are living in, we will be exploring anime and other pop culture mediums that bring hope for humanity and why they have such a positive impact on us.
It’s me Mel!
Welcome back to another OWLS Tour.
Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new OWLS tour.
If you are new around here, you need to know what is OWLS since it’s an incredible group I’m part of.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promote the acceptance of everyone regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities. Each month, we are exploring a topic through the pop-culture.
Welcome back to another OWLS tour
For people who are new let me explain what OWLS is.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and self-respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promotes the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and disabilities. Each month we are given a topic and we the help of the pop-culture we explore it.
Now that you all know what is OWLS, it is time to introduce to you this month prompt
“For this month’s topic, we will be discussing how technology impacts our relationships with others and how it improves our lives (such as in communication, education, and etc.) by exploring the technology used in various anime and pop culture worlds.”
Welcome back to a new OWLS tour.
If you are new around here, let me explain you what is OWLS before getting in the main topic of this post.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and self-respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promotes the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and/or disabilities.
Each month, we are given a topic and using the pop-culture as support we gonna explore it.
Last mother the subject was Happiness which was quite easy. For this month the topic is: “Vulnerable”
In the month of June, we will be discussing what it means to be vulnerable. To some individuals, being vulnerable could be seen as a sign of weakness, but in fact, vulnerability is actually a sign of strength. In this month’s posts, we will explore what it means to be vulnerable and how certain characters in pop culture glamorize vulnerability. When do we show our vulnerability? How do we express vulnerability? Why should we show vulnerability? These are questions that we will be discussing in our posts featuring characters that show vulnerability and/or sensitivity and what we can learn from them or even our own personal stories.
At first I wasn’t quite sure if I would take part of this tour or not, I was going through the animes I watched and the mangas I read, I stared at it for a good ten minutes wondering what I should take about. It’s only when I was close to get an headache cause of the much think that I start to get an idea of what I would talk about, but I wasn’t quite sure about it. My idea made sense, however I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. I was about to go eat when I pass in front of the booksehelves I have outside my room and I got a flash. While I’m still still got quite sure if I can pull off this new idea, at least I knew a little more the direction I wanted to take.
It’s me Mel
Welcome back to a new OWLS post, I chose to not take part of the April tour because I had no clue on how I should talk about the April topic. I have set a rules that is if I don’t know what I should talk about when I see the subject, I will not take part of the tour cause I know I will struggle to write my post and this is why I haven’t took part of the April tour. However, May it’s different, for May Lyn, our Chief Creator gave us an easy and fun topic, but before telling you the subject, I will tell you what is OWLS.
Welcome back to another OWLS post.
By now you should know what is OWLS, but if you are new around here let me explain what is this awesome group.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promote the acceptance of everyone regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities. Each month with the help of the pop-culture, we explore the theme given by Lyn our Chief Creative Officer.
Last month the prompt was “ADORE” which was really fitting for February. For March is “Feminine”
“In honor of Women’s History Month, the OWLS bloggers will explore the concepts of femininity and feminism. We each have our own definition of these two terms and we will explore our definitions using “feminine” characters from various pop culture fandoms. We will discuss how these characters are “feminine” or show signs of a feminist agenda. We will also share our personal stories about the amazing women that supported us in our lives as well as sharing experiences involving women’s rights, oppression within the patriarchy, and/or issues of growing up as a woman or having a feminine persona.”
Welcome back to another OWLS post.
Before giving you the topic of this month, I have to tell you what is OWLS.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promote the acceptance of everyone, regardless of the genre, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and disabilities.
Welcome back to an other OWLS Post.
OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promotes the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disabilities. Each month a new prompt is given and using the pop-culture as support, we talk about the topic.
This month Topic is “Metamorphosis”
A brand new year means new beginnings and opportunities. We have a tendency to embrace the new year because it’s a time when we can start fresh. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring our favorite dynamic characters who undergo changes for better or for worse. We will analyze these characters’ transformations and how these transformations benefited or minimized these characters’ potential in becoming “great people/beings.” We will also use these characters as a way for us to reflect on our own lives and who we want to become. Lastly, we would like to say “Happy New Year, everyone!”
At first, I wasn’t sure if I would take part to the January OWLS tour or not, I’m supposed to be on blogging hiatus and when i saw the theme, I wasn’t sure which series I could pick.
Last year, we the Revival theme and I talked about Gunslinger Girls, of course I couldn’t talk about that series again, even if the series could still fit the current topic. However, after seeing a certain print (the picture header) in my room, I realize that I might have found the perfect subject for this month tour, Kirishima Eijirou from My Hero Academia
Before going on with the post, have of to warn you, this post contain spoilers for 4th season set to air in October, unless you have read the manga or you don’t mind the spoiler, I would suggest you to stay away from that post.
Kirishima is known for his brightful character, his dumb smile is contagious and his simple way to see thing his one of his charming point. However Kirishima wasn’t always the bright character that we know.
Kirishima was once really insecure, he didn’t found his quirk flashy as other, he found it boring and no one was really believing he could do anything with a quirk like his, however Kirishima still try to live the way his favorite Pro-Hero Crimson Riot was living, it was manly and Kirishima like manly thing. He always tried to help other even if he got beat up. He really tried hard but each time it was the same thing, he failed and people around him keep telling him that she should just give up and he almost gave up after an event during his last year of middle-school.
Kirishima witness two schoolmates getting questioned by a mysterious draped individual a real scary one who was looking for the location of an agency, Kirishima watched the scene without being able to do anything, he wanted to move, to walk and help them but his insecurities stopped him to move forward. He was scared and everything the others said about him, having a useless quirk was blocking him to go. (Don’t worry the girl were okay, Ashido stepped in and helped them )
No being able to help his schoolmates, make Kirishima wonder if he could become a Pro-hero one day, maybe the others were right and he didn’t had what he takes, it was only a dream for a normie like him. He was about to give up to go to U.A, crossing out the name of his preferred choice of high-school on the application paper, even throwing across his room a book about how becoming a hero (that I believe being written by Crimson Riot)“The Gateway of Success as Hero”, however after listening to an interview that Crimson Riot did, Kirishima realize that being a hero didn’t mean to be fearless, Hero can be afraid too, but something more terrifying than their own death is the face people that need to be saved made when they are about to die and that failure feeling to not have be able to save them. Kirishima always thought “manly heart” meant to be overly confident, but for his favorite Pro-Hero, this mean to “is a life led without regret”.
After hearing this interview, Kirishima began to change, he began to live a life that he will not regret, working hard and even send his application for U.A. His hard work paid off, he was accepted in the hero course in U.A after finish second at the entrance exam.
Kirishima was really determined to leave his old self behind to leave a live without regret and this is the reason why he decide to go save Bakugo when his friend was kidnapped by the League of Villain, he would have regret all his life no doing anything to help his friend.
“ When I heard that they were after my buddy…I couldn’t do anything!! I didn’t do anything!! If I don’t act now…forget being a hero, I’m not even a man”
It was maybe foolish (not maybe it was foolish) but Kirishima did what he thought was right for him to do. He act and with the help of Midoriya, Iida, Todoroki and Momo, he saved Bakugo and he would never regret it, if it had to be done again, he would do it again and again.
However despite this foolish heroic act, the insecure Kirishima wasn’t really far away and it was only a matter of time those insecurities come back.
Second internship, Kirishima get as intern in pro-hero Fat Gum with Tamaki Amajiki (Big 3), the group take part of a special mission with other Pro-Hero and intern student to stop a Yakuza group control by a villain named Overhaul. The mission turn to be a really dangerous one, a life threatening one. The group is really strong, they have strong quirk and know how to use them to work together and fight against the Pro.
Once again Kirishima feel helpless, he didn’t knew what to do, he try to fight back but the villains are stronger than him, FatGum need to protect him. Kirishima stand there without being able to do anything while he watch FatGum being beat up by the villain. Once again Kirishima doubt of himself, he doubt if he have what it take to be a hero, his strongest technic got broken, the technic he was so proud, Unbreakable, broke under the villain punches. However, despite being scared a feeling powerless, he step in the fight once again after processing FatGum word “Don’t let up Unbreakable Mode, if your spirit also brea, then you really lose” with a stronger Unbreakable Mode (at this point you can barely see any human feature) and receive the punch of the villain destined to FatGum. The punch left Kirishima unable to continue the fight, but this bought enough time to FatGum to finish absorbing the villain energy.
Despite being scared, Kirishima still protected FatGum, despite thinking being useless, he still jump in the fight, he didn’t let got that mode that he was so proud off which helped him to let his past, a past that would continually hold him down. In the end, he didn’t only had an unbreakable mode, but also an unbreakable spirit.
Kirishima Eijirou, started by being a weak and normie who could only dream of being a hero, but by living a life where regrets doesn’t have any place, he became closer to his dream to becoming a pro by changing his mentality, by understanding what it mean to have a “manly heart”.
You can also find the whole schedule for the blog tour here and ( don’t normally tend to make promotion like this, but since the artist was nice enough for allowing me to use the print image, I figure I could add this to the post) if you are interested into buying Kirishima’s Origin print from Lowah, you just have to click here.
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