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Beautiful YOU-kun. ♥
twelve days of snk | [day eight]
↳ [A character you came to love] mike zakarius
HV April 2000
me going into the levi/erwin smith tag on ao3 like
THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
OFFICIAL ART WITH MIKE, ARMIN
NOT LEVI EREN
✔ READING ABOUT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS DATING EACH OTHER
Yeah. Like being a titan for example