Day 6: Favorite Superhero

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Katniss Everdeen

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

Whenever I hear the word “superhero,” I can’t help but think people are going to obviously think of some super human or mutant as the answer, like Superman, The Flash, Spiderman, etc. I’m actually a big Marvel fan (X-Men FTW!) but when I really sat down and thought about my most favorite superhero EVER… the only one that came to mind was Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy.

So I know she has no super powers or she’s not some sort of mutant, (well, not according to Peeta in the third book, right?! …. Too soon?) but I LOVE this character. And she’s a hero. And in my opinion, she’s pretty super. Sooo… this totally counts.

As a character, Katniss is actually pretty stoic, moody, and misunderstood by people, thus coming across as a bitch to some. But if you knew how hard she had to work in order to support her family, you’d come across that way too. She actually has a big heart and would give the world to her little sister. I mean, she volunteered on behalf of her sister as tribute. Now if that doesn’t say Sister of The Year, I don’t know what does.

I also admire her tenacity. She perfected her hunting skills all by herself after her father passed away. If you’ve ever taught yourself how to do anything, then you can only imagine what it’s like to have teach yourself how to kill animals in order to make it through another day. The strength on that girl. How do you NOT applaud that?

*SPOILER ALERT*

And when she was asked to be the face of the rebellion, I mean, she just took that role and owned it during a very difficult time in her life when all the districts were relying on her to save Panem. Not to mention that the boy she loves was brainwashed to kill her. She STILL pushed through and fought for everyone’s freedom because she knew it was the right thing to do. And it pretty much fcked with her psyche at the end of it all and mentally traumatized her. But then again, what soldier doesn’t come back from war feeling that way?

And to state the most obvious, she’s a freakin’ bad ass WOMAN! I love how Suzanne Collins used a FEMALE lead for this story. It’s so empowering and  it encourages women to stand up for what they believe in and fight for a better tomorrow.

I love Katniss and The Hunger Games trilogy so much that I got it tattooed on my back. True story.

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The biggest bird is a mockingjay, which is Katniss’ symbol for the rebellion. The dandelion is Peeta. 🙂

I’m planning on getting this tattoo touched up because it’s faded a bit since I got it. I’m also considering adding on an arrow to the mockingjay, but we’ll see how everything looks. I’m definitely getting this done before Catching Fire premieres in November.

Question of the day: Who’s YOUR favorite superhero?

-Alice

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Sailor Venus Tattoo Explanation

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Photo from sarahayasaka.tumblr.com

Hey guys! Happy FRIDAY! Do the money dance if you got paid today! 

Now that I’m posting on a daily basis for the time being, I feel so much closer to you guys. Well, almost. I just ask that you leave me some love in the comments, please! I want to get to know you too, ya know! It’s like going on a date and only one person talks the WHOLE time and never shuts up. Like how annoying is that bitch? Don’t make me be that person! 😦

Anyways, in case you didn’t know, last week I got another tattoo. It’s on my left leg near my ankle and it’s the Sailor Venus symbol. You know, when she transforms. (VENUS SUTAHH POWAA MAKE UP!) I made a vlog about it on my Youtube channel so if you haven’t seen it, go check it out! 

I then realized that I never fully addressed why I got this or what it means to me, which is kinda important, right? I mean, this symbol will be on my leg FOREVER so it’s gotta mean something special.

All the sailor senshi’s powers are inspired from Roman mythology. So yes, it’s not just a coincidence that she’s Sailor Venus, the soldier of Love and Beauty, and that there’s Venus, the Roman goddess of Love and Beauty. I’ve always loved the concept of love and beauty. Love is unconditional and everyone has the ability to do it. With beauty, everyone is beautiful whether you realize it or not. I addressed this in yesterday’s post, but just because you may not fit what society’s concept of “beauty” is, doesn’t mean you’re not beautiful. There’s all kinds of beauty, whether it’s physical or conceptual. You can have a beautiful personality, a beautiful voice, a beautiful faith, etc. Both love and beauty is intangible and that’s what’s amazing about it. You can buy all the cosmetics in the world, but at the end of the day, it’s how you view yourself. That’s what makes you beautiful.

*Give yourself bonus points if you sang that last line. Where are all my One Direction fans at?*

In addition, I also just love Sailor Venus (Minako) as a character. She can be a spaz, but she has a strong sense of justice. She’s confident, out-spoken, and she cares deeply for her friends. Fun fact: she’s such a popular character that Naoko Takeuchi (creator of the Sailor Moon series) gave her her own manga series! 

I got this tattoo because I love what she stands for. It’s a reminder to myself that no matter how bad I feel about my body sometimes, I am beautiful no matter what anyone says. I have the power to change my negative views about my body into positive ones. It’s also a reminder to channel my inner Sailor Venus when times get tough. 

As for why I got it on my leg… um, there’s no particular reason for that. I originally wanted it on the inside of my arm, but I ultimately decided it would look nicer on my leg. 

So yeah, that’s it! This is why I’m a motherfcking sailor scout. Yeea. 

Question of the Day: Who’s your favorite sailor senshi? 🙂

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-Alice