Let’s Get Chatty// Good Endings and New Beginnings

Happy Sunday/Monday (this was supposed to go up on Sunday… it’s now Tuesday…)and welcome to another better late than never blog post! I haven’t done a “Let’s Get Chatty” post in a hot second so I thought I would sit down and chit chat with you for a little bit.

“Hunter X Hunter”

For the past couple of months, I have been watching the anime show “Hunter X Hunter”. If you don’t know what “Hunter X Hunter” is, it is a show based around the character named Gon, who seeks to become a hunter (which is kind of like a magician, but they are capable of tracking down treasures, rare beasts, and even other individuals) to find his father who left him at a young age. While taking the Hunter Exam, Gon meets and befriends three other hunter applicants and go on many adventures as Gon seeks to find his father. After 6 seasons, tonight we finally finished the series. I was very sad to see it end, but was very pleased with how it ended.

The Ending

Now if you are planning on watching the series or currently watching it, you may want to skip this section, but if you have seen the show or not planning on watching it any time soon I can say (without any major spoilers) that Gon does somehow finally meet his father. Being a viewer who has watched Gon’s journey of finding his father finally come to an end and him having a conversation with his father liked he’s always wanted warms my heart up so much. He went through so much to become a strong enough hunter to be accepted by his father it’s so nice to see them both talking and laughing under the stars (and I mean it quite literally… watch the show you will know :D).

In the ending credits, it shows each of the characters that was shown throughout the series, and it made me think (and if you’ve seen the anime, you will understand and maybe have the same feelings as me) WHERE THE FUCK HAS KURAPIKA BEEN?! In the 5th season, Gon fights his toughest battle yet, and for most of the 6th season he is in the hospital fighting for his life. All of his friends were there trying to find a way to save him, Killua was out risking his life finding a way to save him but Kurapika was not there. Leorio even called him but there was no answer. All it showed was Kurapika sitting in an unknown place (and in a suit?!). Going forward to the ending credits it shows Kurapika in an alley. He’s still sitting, but it reveals him sitting in front of a row of Scarlet eyes aka the eyes of his fallen clan. So that hints that he’s been out collecting the Scarlet eyes since we last saw him. Big whoop, he collected the eyes, YOUR DEAR FRIEND WAS ON HIS DEATHBED!

“But he’s broken from not being able to fully get revenge on the Phantom Troupe.” —aka killing them.

He pretty much defeated the boss by taking away his Nen so I’d say he got his revenge, but who helped him get his revenge? Gon did. Who risked their life in facing them to help? Gon did. Gon was there for Kurapika, but when Gon was fighting for his life and needed his closest friends Kurapika disappears, answering the phone to no one to do what… find and collect the Scarlet eyes. I feel Kurapika is being really selfish with everything. Yes, it is very sad that his clan was slaughtered because Chrollo liked the Scarlet in their eyes and it made a really good season in the show (one of my favorite seasons, maybe even my favorite season) but like I said earlier, Kurapika got his revenge. Wouldn’t after getting revenge make you feel somewhat at ease? Apparently not because he had to collect the eyes. And for what reason? Did he feel like he had to keep them safe? Did he feel like he needed the eyes to be in better hands? So many questions we will never really know the answers to. One answer we will always know is true is that Gon is a living breathing friend, and a really good friend I might say. Gon was completely willing to give up his life (you know what episode I’m talking about) to help his dear friend. If Killua didn’t risk his like to save Gon, he could have died and Kurapika would have never known… he (in my opinion) was just centered around getting the Scarlet eyes. Yes, I know this all may sound mean, but I feel like I’ve lost a little respect for Kurapika since he wasn’t there for Gon when he needed his friends. Other than Kurapika not being there it was awesome to see characters from past seasons show up in the last season due to a reason I won’t spoil.

Would I recommend “Hunter X Hunter”?

Moving away from that little rant I really want to emphasize how much I really do love this show. In season one you see little Gon with a dream. Then he takes the Hunter Exam, meets his friends and his personal dream became a group dream. Throughout the seasons you see Gon and his friends through different experiences grow as not only Hunters but as friends (especially Gon and Killua). Than finally in the final season you see them stronger and ever, and the season ends in a recap with the main theme playing. Which speaking of the music, I love how in the 6 seasons the theme song always remained the same. The animation changed to go with each season but the song always stayed the same. I think that’s why it felt so nostalgic listening to it at the very end. I won’t deny it, I shed a tear.

So if you are looking for a new anime, I totally recommend “Hunter X Hunter”!! It has a great story, strong characters (not even just the main cast, there are a lot of awesome and lovable minor characters), and not a lot of filler episodes (there’s like maybe 3??)!

10 out of 10… would recommend!!

“Attack on Titan” Season 2 Premiere

With every ending there is always a new beginning and that true even in this situation. Just as we were finishing up “Hunter X Hunter” I saw notifications across social media sharing that the premier of season two of “Attack on Titan” premiered this weekend. I of course was excited as any other fan but I will be honest…I just hopped on the “Attack on Titan” boat last year. So I only had to wait for season two (because of course I loved it) for a few months, not the four years everyone else had to wait. In a way I’m kind of glad I didn’t watch it until recently, I would have gotten so impatient with waiting! But season two is finally here and after watching episode 27 (S2E1) I am so so ready for the rest of the season! After finishing the episode (don’t worry I won’t spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen the episode), the first thing I thought was that this season is going to be great.

I also read online that this season is said to be shorter than season 1? If it’s jam pack of awesome edge of seat action then I’m totally in! Honestly, no matter how long you’ve been in the fan boat, we as fans just want to see the characters again back in action kicking some Titan butt!

Conclusion

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this little chit chat with me! I really can’t wait to see what “Attack on Titan” has in store with us, and how many times it really does rip my heart out and tear it (the emotions… all the feelings). If you have any suggestions of animes (or even mangas) to watch while waiting for a new episode to air (I don’t like the waiting game, I love just binge watching all the episodes) let me know in the comments below! I would love to watch another great anime! I hope you have a wonderful evening and I will see you all in the next post!

Until next post,
XOXO

Kat

Let’s Get Chatty// Bringing Things Together

Hi there and welcome to another blog post! I’m starting this blog post at 11:30 pm and I have to be at work at 8 am tomorrow so I don’t know how long this blog post is going to be but since it is Sunday and I recently put a post on Instagram that there will be blog posts every Tuesday and Sunday I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging with what’s left of Sunday.

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I was gonna blog about my collection of pastel things (believe me there’s a lot and it just seems to keep growing) but that would have involved doing a photoshoot and then editing the photos and I did not have time on my side today. Instead since I didn’t want to leave you hanging I thought I would just chit chat with you a little.

The Habit of Losing Things

What I originally planned on how my day would go when I woke up this morning was that I was going to spend a few hours working on my project in the morning. When I felt like I was at a good stopping point or I was hungry, I would take a break, go grocery shopping with David, spend some time with him, and then spend the rest of my day working on a good blog post. That of course didn’t happen. I did manage to work on the project (that’s what most of today was spent on) and go grocery shopping but the reason why I am just now working on the blog post because things kept getting in the way of me working on my project.

As you know, I have been working on this secret project for almost a month now and with each day I get closer and closer to getting it where I want it and then finally sharing it with you. It was a goal to get a huge chunk of it done on my day off, getting it from my computer screen to paper in my hands, but losing and looking for items kept stopping me from getting work done. The first time was a ruler I needed. I searched and searched the apartment for a good 20 minutes, David even helped me look, and there was no sign of it anywhere. I was starting to get annoyed and we still needed to go grocery shopping, so I ended up buying a new one. After getting home and getting all the groceries put away I finally sat down and started working. After a little bit I realized I needed the scissors and they were once again, nowhere to be found. I was already a little frustrated from the losing the ruler and was getting more and more frustrated because I remember using them literally the night before and I already lost them. Eventually I found them and was back to working but was still a little worked up after searching for two different items in the same hour.

Now after all this you would think that if I just put the ruler and the pair of scissors where they were supposed to go I wouldn’t have spent all that time finding them. To that I say that even though you do make a valuable point, I have a habit of not doing that and life sometimes has a way of biting bad habits right on your bottom.

Flamingos and Unicorns: Bringing them Together

Now this week I have been very conflicted emotionally. As well all know (or if you don’t you know now) when I first started my brand doodles.by.kat I really wanted to base it off of the season that it was born which is summer so pastel pink, palm trees and my favorite…. The Flaming. Recently my love for pastel pink has gone crazy (aka the idea for my Pastel Pink obsession blog post) and I was online shopping on a website called Lime Crime and fell in love with the mix of metallic silver with all the pastel colors as well as unicorns. I love it so much that this week I was debating dropping the summer flamingo vibe and going ahead with the metallic pastel unicorn vibe. I was so torn because I found something that could go perfect with my brand but I didn’t want to lose what I already had. Then today while I was catching up on the Youtube family The Michalaks’ videos as I was working I realized something.

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In one of their blogs during this past summer they went to a hotel pool party for an event. They were outside having a great time, there were adorable shots of their son playing with other children when I noticed two familiar figures floating in the pool. A flamingo and a unicorn. I don’t know why it took me until this very moment to realize that it is ok to have both but during that moment I had finally made my decision. As humans it is natural for us to change what we enjoy, but that doesn’t mean we have to completely drop it for something else. I don’t know how I’m going to merge the two, but I will try and keep you guys updated!

Conclusion

There really isn’t a conclusion to this post because I’m not making any real points like I normally do in posts but it looks like I have run out of time and should really head of to bed. Even though today didn’t go exactly how I wanted it to be, I am glad that I got to do a post that didn’t take as much planning as others have and was able to just chat with you. If you enjoyed this as much as I did, I plan on dedicating more posts to just chatting with you because if I don’t, I feel I may lose motivation and get burnt out (especially now that I’m posting twice a week) so look forwards to that!

If you guys want me to still do the “What I own that is Pastel Pink” (still working on a title) let me know, I think it would be fun to shoot and maybe it will help keep the pastel pink craze in control (but it probably won’t but hey worth a shot?).

I’m also going to leave a link to the Michalaks’ Youtube channel down below as well as a link to Lime crime Cosmetics for anyone interested in both. If you have seen my Instagram story a few nights ago you know that I ended up buying a bunch of lipsticks that I plan on doing a blog post about soon!

I hope you guys have a wonderful week and I will see you on Tuesday!

XOXO

-Kat

The Michalaks’ Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/alittlebeautyvlog
LimeCrime Cosmetics: https://www.limecrime.com/