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Racial Injustice in America

“I CAN’T

B R E A T H E…”

Unfortunately during a time of uncertainty, racism against my fellow black and brown Americans is still finds a way to suck the life out of us. It really saddens me that this is still happening and it seems like it’s not going to stop. To be honest I really wasn’t going to touch on this because so many have, however, I do not want to be silent.  So I am not apologizing if this offends anyone but…

DEAR RACIST WHITE PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP KILLING US!

Or fearing us or tearing us down because you feel “threatened” by people who are different than you. You are not entitled to anything and we are doing nothing of harm to you. We are just existing and you feel the need to kill us for doing just that.

However, for those white individuals who are standing up for us, I APPRECIATE YOU WITH A HEAVY HEART! ❤ You are helping this situation and without you all we would be fighting this battle alone. So thank you so much!

I also believe that COVID-19 has helped shed some light on so many blinded people. But some are still stuck in their ways. My only prayer is that racism finally comes to an end and that we can all come together as one. Those who can stand, STAND UP! and let’s fight this thing!

As Kiara said in Lion King 2

“We are One”

We should not be judged by our skin color but how we carry ourselves. I love you all! Stay safe! and Stay informed! ❤

❤ Rest in Power ❤

GEORGE FLOYD

BREONNA TAYLOR

AHMAUD ARBERY

And countless other black lives who have been killed senselessly by racist assholes.

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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Beastars Review: “Do you have what it takes to be the Best?”

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Summary : In a world where beasts of all kinds coexist, a gentle wolf awakens to his own predatory urges as his school deals with a murderer within its midst.

May Contain Spoilers

Think Zootipia, but instead of prey and predators you have carnivores and herbivores with an added mature twist. At least that was my take on it and I freaking loved it. And I know I said this reminds me of Zootopia, this anime is NOT FOR KIDS. I just had to reiterate that.

Anyway, Beastars is one of those anime that may look weird simply because everyone is anamorphic animals. Although that may not be a problem for some viewers, others may not like it very much because there’s this term going around that you will turn into a “furry” if you…..yeah I’m not going to get into that. Chill Kimmy, OK! here’s the thing if you can watch Zootopia or anything that has animals in it, Beastars is something you can handle. At least I was able to anyway hehe.

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The beginning of this started off suspenseful and full of mystery. You have this alpaca, Tem who is running for his life as he tries to escape this carnivore who is trying to devour him. Who is this killer? Why is he after him? What did Tem do? All of it is a mystery and I am anxious to find out. This element here keeps the viewer guessing.

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After that scene, we enter into another character named Legosi, a likable but rather misunderstood grey wolf with a tender soul, but who is also trying to suppress his inner carnivore instincts, and when he encounters his crush, those instincts are damn near impossible to control. If anything, Legosi has to be my favorite character of this series, simply because of his honesty. He was so straightforward with everything that came his way. Whether it was his friends, (he was friends with both carnivores and herbivores) or school-related drama, he never sugar-coated anything and I liked that. Also, his name is so distinct, I’ve never heard a name like that before.

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Another admirable character to mention is the all ‘powerful’ Louis. A red deer who is a candidate to become the ‘Beastar’ of Cherryton High and will do everything in his power to stay that way. The ironic thing about Louis’s character is that he tries to be what his species does not allow him to be and that is to be strong. Louis appears the be fearless and strong, but deep down, he is insecure about being weak. Much like how his species portrays him. He despises carnivores because of their undying amount of strength and how that no matter how much he tries to ‘level up’ to them, Louis is always one step behind them. He also has a troubled past that pushes him to be the greatest, and to help all herbivores make it to the top. Even if that means tearing down others.

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Last be not least the other ‘star’ of the show, none other than Haru. A beautiful dwarf rabbit, who is the leader of the school’s gardening club. She is a loner and an outcast from other animals simply because of her size, and her beauty. But despite that, she will do all she can to prove that she is not weak and fragile. She reminded me so much of Judy from Zootopia it was a little scary, and I didn’t really like how her character was portrayed at first, but after a while, I warmed up to her and she became a likable character. Her wit and boldness are what made her stand out to me. Haru is someone who is right now making Legosi go absolutely crazy, in more ways than one can imagine. I won’t give away too much of her and Legosi relationship, but I am curious to see where the next season is going to take them.

Now with the art, a lot of people were saying that this anime wouldn’t have been great if it were 2D instead of 3D and I agree. This anime would have flopped if it wasn’t for the stellar animation they decided to bring into this. the design brought in more depth to the characters and made it stand out from other anime I have seen. See for yourself!

All in all, I rate this anime a complete 10/10 and for it only having 12 episodes, a lot was shown and it had me at the edge of my seat when they mentioned about season 2, which should be out sometime this year I’m guessing.

Check out BEASTARS on Netflix.

-Kimmypuff

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COVID-19

OK, this is serious! lol, I’m sure you all know about this virus going around and I am sure it has some of you scared. But we should not be afraid! We should all just be cautious and make sure we wash our hands and be mindful of others. If anything, this virus is annoying me and it’s crazy how many events and places have been shut down already. Even my campus has been closed and I’m not sure if I will be able to experience graduating from college. Even though I’m sad about it, I am looking on the bright side. I would rather everyone be safe and healthy than get sick simply because I wanna have my grad ceremony.

I just pray this passes on and things will go back to normal. Until then, everyone please be safe and stay clean!

-Kimmypuff

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An area for all things anime! This will result in either episodes or movies. I have plenty that I have seen just haven’t blogged about yet so I will get on to those! If anyone has any recommendations of anime to watch please let me know in the comments! 🙂 This is gonna be fun

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Demon Slayer Review

Hellooooo my bloggers!

it’s been a long time since I’ve been here! Life has been rough but I am thankful to still be here. And just because I’ve missed you guys, this blog will be a long one. So without further ado, let’s get into the review!

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This fall, my best friend and I stumbled across this anime and we were very pleased with it. This by far is rated #1 on my anime list because it is just that amazing. I don’t think I have ever seen a show this great in a long time. From the visuals, the storyline, the music, the creators took their time with this and it shows.

DISCLAIMER: May contain spoilers

Synopsis/Story

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, he has become his family’s sole source of income after the passing of his father. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister from happening to others. – Wikipedia

The story to me is captivating, starting in the first episode. It starts out with Tanjiro in the snow, hurt, and exhausted with his sister Nezuko on his back. It made me question what was happening, and why, which in my opinion is a great hook to start out with. I for one like to take my time and analyze what is going on in anime. My motto is, if I don’t make it past episode 3, then I won’t watch the rest. Demon Slayer has all the elements of action, suspense, gore, comedy, and romance and it made me want to know more, especially for what’s to come in season 2.

Art

The art in this anime is STELLAR! I have never seen art done this way before. Whoever they hired for the animations deserves an award for sure. For starters, the colors are absolutely breathtaking. Nothing overlaps to where the colors muddle together, everything flows. Most anime I have seen get these types of graphics when they make movies, however, Demon Slayer has it throughout. The visuals in this anime look like one giant iridescent art museum. As I was watching it, my best friend and I could not stop talking about how beautiful it was. The art is by far the most realistic I have ever laid eyes on. Complete job well done.

HONORABLE VISUALS

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Tanjiro and Nezuko (ep. 1) Just look at how realistic this looks. The snow detail really brings in the emotion here. As I said earlier the colors don’t fall flat; throughout the anime, the creators did not stray from that
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My personal Favorite: Episode 19

Characters

The characters in Demon Slayer each have their own personalities which I enjoy. Not one character has the same mindset or mannerisms as another, as they as they are all unique in their own way.

Tanjiro

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OUR SWEET CINNAMON ROLL! Tanjiro is such a kind soul, but don’t take it as a weakness. He is a beast behind that sword of his. One aspect about him is that he sees the people who have succumbed to the demon spirit as humans still. at least spirit wise. Which is an admirable trait.

Nezuko

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Our other cinnamon roll that we must protect with our lives! I love Nezuko she is so sweet and adorable. Thanks to a spell that was cast on her from Tanjiro’s teacher, she doesn’t eat humans and she fights alongside Tanjiro. Their teamwork is amazing and I can’t wait to see more of her abilities.

Zenitsu

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This guy here is super hilarious to me. Zenitsu has his moments where he can be serious but that’s only when he’s fighting. Other than that he gets scared by just about anything. Loves Nezuko and only has one move. But he has a kind heart and has great listening skills. Plus he’s not that annoying to me. Maybe to others, he might be.

Inosuke

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*Sigh* Inosuke. His name is a mix between ‘Inuyasha’ and ‘Sasuke’. He’s very hot-tempered, often appears as rude and always wants to compete with Tanjiro in fighting. But underneath that gruff exterior, he has a kind face and heart when given the circumstance. I like Inosuke, I didn’t at first but he became a great asset to the team after a while.

Overall

I love this anime, and I am glad that I had a chance to see this masterpiece. As said earlier, I can’t wait for season 2. If you have not watched it, I strongly suggest you do, you will not be disappointed. I rate this anime a complete 10/10!

BONUS CONTENT!!

Please participate in my poll guys! I’m interested in what you think. I will reveal my answer after 🙂

As always stay Marvelous!

KimmyPuff

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!

I hope you all had a great one! I know I did. I’m sure you all have some new year resolutions of your own and I know yal will reach them. I have a lot of things that I want to happen this year and I pray that I can accomplish them. One thing is for sure that I would love to put out more blog content such as  book/movie reviews, anime/manga, and even music reviews. This is the World of K.I.M after all and you guys will basically get to see that here 🙂

I am actually excited for this year. This is my birthday month as well yass (Jan 30th #TeamAquarius) and I am ready for all this year has to offer. To be honest, 2018 was a pretty tough year for me. I lost myself a little and I was sadder than I have ever been in my life. However, now I have let those things go, and I am determined to not let things get me down. I strive to grow a lot more mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I know that the new year doesn’t mean that all my problems will go away. They will just heighten.  Only thing I am sure of is the God will give me the strength to get through those trials. So bring it on 2019!!

As always you guys stay marvelous and happy new year! ❤

Kimmypuff

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YOUMACON 2018

(insert unnecessary reason as to why I didn’t post this sooner here ┐(´•_•`)┌)

Hello peeps! This is long overdue ( whole freakin month) and I apologize so I here I go with this awesome review on an even equally awesome event that happens annually here in Detroit which is none other than…

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And after not going for like two years I made it apparent to do so this year. It was actually a lot better than the last few times 🙂 I went with my sister and best friend and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Since I didn’t cosplay, I decided to get this Goku and Vegeta Sweatshirt. Which was a great choice and it got a lot of compliments. 😉

The day pretty much consisted of walking around to different venues and looking and millions of anime lovers in their cosplays. With My Hero Academia being one of the top animes this year, I was not surprised with seeing all of Class 1-A walking around lol 

Our main spot was the game room because this year they had video game tournaments. My best friend participated in the tournament and yal I was so freakin proud of him! He did so good! I was basically in the stands cheering like a huge fan girl (which I am when it comes to whatever he does) He played the My Hero One’s Justice by the name of “Norfolkin_way” against the players. They even recorded it so you can check them out here:

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs XXI The Universe (Jiro/Kirishima)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs XXI The Universe (Kirishima)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs MAG (Kaminari/Iida)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs PixlRocket (Bakugo)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs Kingtsu (Todoroki/Aizawa/Kirishima)

Also check out my best friend’s youtube channel  Norfolkin_way  for more exclusive game content and videos 🙂

Other than that Youmocon was fun and to top it off it was a very sunny day which made for us having a great time. I may go this summer to the one in they host in Chicago.  My goal is to one day cosplay as Lucy from Fairy Tail. Let me know in the comments on who you think I should cosplay for the next event!

 

As always stay Marvelous ❤

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The Hate U Give- Final Review Book and Movie Special

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Synopsis

Starr Carter is a 16-year old who lives in two worlds: the poor black neighborhood, Garden Heights, where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. One night, Starr goes to a party in Garden Heights and she meets her childhood best friend, Khalil. When he drives her home after the party, they are stopped by a policeman. Khalil is forced to get out of the car and the police officer shoots him, even though he was unarmed. Soon afterward, his murder becomes a national headline. He’s called a thug, a drug dealer, and a gangbanger. When it comes clear that the police have little interest in investigating it, protests take the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. They all try to figure out what really happened that night and the only one who can answer that is Starr, who gives many interviews trying to clean Khalil’s name, but what she says could ultimately decide the fate of this policeman- and more importantly whether or not he is charged with the murder of Khalil. ~ GoodReads

T.H.U.G L.I.F.E

“The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone” -Tupac Shakur

Alright yal, this review is long overdue. I apologize for the wait! As you guys noticed from the title I will be combining both the book and the movie into one review. I finished the book about 2 weeks ago and I saw the movie last week. Both were good in their own right, but one of them stood out more than the other. So stay tuned for the reveal! 🙂

 

Book Review

Hands down the best book I have read in a while. I feel like this book was a lot more relatable than my first review book (Check that one out too!). After reading, I think my favorite genre of books will be urban contemporary. Not because I am black but because they give readers of all racial backgrounds something to feel. The Hate U Give gave me a rush of emotions that I think the author wanted us to experience. The author, Angie Thomas, took her time with all the events that happened and it didn’t seem rushed. She made the characters relatable to any one that would read this.

The main character Starr unfortunately had to experience life at such an early age which wasn’t easy for her. She suffered from being in a tough , run down neighborhood, going to a school she didn’t feel welcome in, fake friends, family issues, and most importantly losing two of her best friends to gun violence. Starr knows her life has not been the prettiest, but the one thing that stood out the most to me was that Starr made her name mean exactly what a ‘star’ is: Bright, bold and powerful.

I’m gonna take Starr’s name and put it in an analogy.

First Starr’s ‘light’ was shining normally. Of course she had her typical life situations, like dealing with her boyfriend, basketball, her life at home. But she was herself and seemed happy.

Then all of that changed when Khalil got shot right in front of her face. That’s when Starr’s light dimmed throughout the duration of the book.

It was only towards the end was where she gained her strength back and was the bold bright, and powerful star that her father proudly called her. She stood up for what was right and that had me feeling amazing.

This book spoke volumes to me. The author was not afraid to speak the truth on what unfortunately is still happening in today. Police brutality is real, racism is real, and I hope this book shed some light on the people who still think those two things are not a problem. It also showed that no matter how quiet people try to make you, you speak as loud as you can until you are heard.

“Don’t ever have them make you be quiet”- Starr’s father Maverick.

Because when we are quiet, we give them the power. But when we use our voices, is when they fear us.

I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for Angie Thomas’s new book coming out in 2019 called On the Come Up. Be on the look out for that book review coming soon!

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Still my favorite quote ❤

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Movie Review

(Disclaimer: May contain spoilers/pictures)

The movie was like the book’s fraternal twin. It was different yet still had the soul of the story.

Much like any book movie adaptation not everything is going to be spot on with the book and that is something I had to learn while watching. My best friend is a witness, and I what upset me was the subtle changes they made. In my opinion those changes ruined the movie at first. But after a while I calmed down and watched the movie for what they made it out to be. According to Angie Thomas she was okay with the changes, and if she was cool with it, who am I to get upset about it?

Now Starr (played by Amandla Stenberg) was phenomenal. She brought out her character just like how I expected her to. The only thing I didn’t really like (which is pretty lame) was her braids. Like she has beautiful natural hair and I wish they had her embrace it in the film.

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Amandla had the wit, grace, and ambition to bring Starr’s character to life. She showed us that even though Starr had her fears and doubts, and wanted to give up, she stood her ground and helped us viewers see that she is a force to be reckoned with.

“KHALIL LIVED!”-Starr

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He most definitely did. And he thanks you for standing up for him and giving his name and most importantly his life a new meaning. Now this was the moment I was proud to see. The movie did this part perfect in my opinion.

Going back to the story’s title for a second. The Hate U Give. (T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.) was majorly expressed throughout the film and its acronym was probably more used in the movie than the book. “The hate you give little infants fucks everybody” is what I found out to be very very true. We are not born hateful, we are only taught it. And it angers me that some people choose to teach their children to hate others just because they look different from them. We all bleed the same, have the same organs in our bodies, we all laugh, cry, smile. And if our children are planted with that seed of hatred, it can only keep growing until it is in the hearts of many.

The movie portrayed the acronym in a very shocking way. I will not reveal what that is but to all of the people who read the book, will be like I was like (WTF) but kinda in a good way because it is a scene that was not in the book.

To be honest, this movie was good. Not bad just good. I personally think it lacked luster to what the book had. But that’s how all movie adaptations go, the book is often ALWAYS going to have more detail.

You may have a different opinion than me. Which is also great. However, If I were you, I would finish the book first then see the movie. Those who have I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. As well as those who just saw the movie for fun.

T.H.U.G L.I.F.E

“The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone” -Tupac Shakur

Movie rating 6.5/10

Book rating 9.5/10

I liked the book better obviously

As always stay marvelous! ❤

-Kimmypuff