So, I feel old because. . .I do 🙂 I went to the library this weekend and I ran to the manga section because I’m still stuck reading that memoir I got a few months ago (see June Archives *wink*) Anyway, I checked out a bunch of manga and it reminded me of my hermit years in middle school when I hid behind japanese comic books because it was a safe haven for my head. I went through a lot of things in middle school, I was also friends with people that didn’t like me very much. Manga was always there for me
For those who don’t know what manga is, if you didn’t quite read the context clues within what I said, I’ll risk sounding redundant by saying it’s basically a japanese comic book. There are two genres: Shojo (girl/romance manga) and Shonen (boy/action manga). As a pre-teen, I enjoyed both genres. I liked reading about samurai warriors seeking strength and revenge and I also liked reading the dramatic hormone induced drama of a girl and boy in love or just reading about a girl pining for another (I could relate with the latter because I would always be pining for someone like. . .at least once every couple of months XD), Just for a little ‘blast from the past’ I decided to talk about manga artists that created manga and anime that I enjoyed and sometimes indulge in today. Whenever I seek refuge, that’s where my mind’s sent sometimes. It’s the last resort for my happiness.