but no one wants to die
Forget cat cafes. Or black cat cafes. Or penguin bars. Japan’s latest novelty cafe is the “fukurou cafe” (フクロウカフェ), or the “owl cafe.”
Owl cafes like Fukurou no Mise (“Owl Shop”) and Tori no Iru Cafe (“The Cafe with Birds”) started getting noticed online in Japan late last year.
This summer saw more owl cafes open, and currently there are owl cafes like Fukurou Sabou (“Owl Teahouse”) in Tokyo, Owl Family in Osaka, and Crew, another owl cafe in Osaka, among others.
omg must go live here o.o
IM GONNA CRY
SOMEONE GO WITH ME TO AN OWL CAFE
brianna, you can still be the first to bring owl cafes to the states
Yesssssss. Although I bet that there are only a couple of states I could do it in. I think event the cat cafe would have super limits due to laws of how many animals you can have.
from now on I’m going to convey sarcasm over the internet by typing like this
oh wow look how sarcastic that looks
that actually does look really sarcastic though. this is revolutionary
DEAR GOD SOMEONE HAS INVENTED THE SARCASM FONT THIS IS A TIME FOR CELEBRATION
Now I’m thinking of Alpha and Epsilon and how different their reactions towards Tex were.
It strikes me because, Alpha never seemed that obsessed, he cared for her sure, and he wanted to protect her from Omega, he yelled for her when she left on the ship, and he took the chance to find out what had happened to her when Wash offered. And sure, maybe he might’ve gotten to see her again before he died, but I think he did that more for himself. And maybe a little bit for Wash. He wasn’t like Epsilon though, it seemed like to him, she was just sort of there, or she wasn’t, but either way he cared for her.
But Epsilon, ever since he was woken up, he was haunted by her memory. He wanted so badly to remember and understand. Almost everything he did was trying to figure out that particular memory. Who she was, why she felt so important to him, why he couldn’t stop thinking about her. Maybe it was because she’d been the last thing in Alpha’s mind before Epsilon was created. Or maybe she’d just always been that important.
But he chased her until he was able to figure out what he was actually supposed to do. Where as Alpha always seemed a lot more indifferent towards her.
I think if it had been Epsilon instead of Alpha during Out of Mind he’d had gone after her.
Alpha had been a great deal more content to let Tex do her own thing and be independent.
I think part of the difference is that until S5 Church has no doubts that Tex will pull through everything and come back. His memories of certain things may be fuzzy, but what he does know is that despite their apparent breakup, Tex has found him wherever he’s ended up. He’s completely broken up when the ship explodes, but even in the next season he’s holding out hope that she’s fine somewhere, because she’s always been fine before, no matter what happened. (imo Church was much more emotionally balanced than Epsilon, but considering where Epsilon came from, this makes perfect sense.)
I was thinking yesterday about fandom gatekeepers and straight white fanboys with chips on their shoulders and how much they suck, and while as female fans it’s immensely satisfying to lay the smack down with proof of our nerd cred, I think it’s important to also emphasise that it’s okay to be a ‘casual fan.’
It’s okay to have only seen the Marvel movies and not read the comics. It’s okay to have not seen every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s okay to not have memorised entire scenes worth of dialogue from Star Wars. It’s okay to not know every single detail from 50+ years worth of Captain America continuity.
It’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s okay to ask questions, and it’s okay to walk into a comics store after having seen a cool superhero movie and not know where to start (and by the way, older fans, screaming ‘just google it!’ at a new fan when a new fan asks a basic question is a) rude, b) not actually helpful considering the state of a lot of wikipedia entries).
Everyone was a new fan once. Just because someone is newer to a fandom than you are doesn’t mean they’re less worthy of being treated with respect and courtesy. It’s a fucking fandom, not the Free Masons.