Lately, I’ve been reading Patti Bellantoni’s “If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling”, because I love learning about color. I promise that my obsession with purple it’s not related to that catchy title, although I have to admit that it’s a color that always seems to find me.

While reading this book (which use live-action films as examples), I got the idea to kickstart what I hope can be a series of “spotting” the use of color in the shows I’m watching. This is mostly because I find interesting how anime and cartoons can get away with portraying things in more exaggerated, artificial ways, meaning that artists can take certain liberties that live-action filmakers might not. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s use of color it’s a very interesting example.

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Hey there!

Just like I talked about a few days ago, I made a video based on one of the first articles of this blog. It’s the first time I record by myself, and I had a little difficulty with my mic in terms of volume/mouth-to-mic distance/cursed background noise. Also, I cringe every time I listen to my voice (I’m an awkward nerd). But!… I think this turned out pretty well. I certainly had a lot of fun editing!

Hope you guys enjoy it!

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First of all, thanks to all the people who participated on my survey! I’m really thankful. It’s still open by the way, especially if you feel like suggesting some topics.

I’ll be releasing my first video soon. It will be an updated version of one of the first articles of this blog about Lady Eboshi, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (which I now find lacking). Look forward to it!

Some sources I’m using in my work

One interesting link to check out is on shirabyoushi. Their appearance have lead some people to link Lady Eboshi to them, often believing they were prostitutes. I’m unsure why people think that (although I have some theories), but they actually were female entertainers that performed traditional Japanese dances, always in men’s clothes. Some were concubines, but that was not their intended purpose as shirabyoushi.

“Ecofeminism” isn’t a word I heard often, but this a long article examining Lady Eboshi through that perspective. I don’t entirely agree with it, mind you, but I can’t deny it’s a very interesting take.

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