Hi, my name’s Wyona and I’m a music addict. ♥ No lie, I listen to music as much as I can. As I’m working on things, to help my mood, for dance troupe, even when I sleep. I will wake up in the middle of the night to no music and wake up just enough to start Pandora back up and go back to sleep. I also love all kinds from new age and classical to industrial and techno. I’m not a huge fan of metal, country, blues and them but even in those genres I have songs I like.
I also love anime as you might guess from my cutesy or kawaii style. So for this post I wanted to share my love of both as well as pose a question. What would you do if one of the things you were passionate about became banned and against the law? Me, with music and reading, I would likely bootleg and hoard and have to have music and books despite it. I tend to be introverted and bad with emotions, so they have a habit of sometimes overwhelming me. Music is my lifeline in those times. It helps ground me and lift my mood as well as help me feel more energetic. When I clean house or do other things I hate music is always there to help it go quicker and make it more bearable ( I can’t say enjoyable lol).
An anime that is a bit older but addresses this question perfect (and I’ve seen it multiple times now) is AKB0048. It’s based in a universe where humans have expanded into the universe but some planted have banned music and arts. Now, we can’t say for sure the worlds they show would be how it would look for sure but I think they did a decent job based on past history and how humans have responded to authority banning or limiting our music and arts. The towns this group of idols go to visit are gray and gloomy with smog and food lines where everyone looks miserable. Despite the danger to the girls, they travel to planets to see their fans even if that planet is under an entertainment ban, and many times these concerts help inspire change.
For me, this very much reflects how I think my life would be without music or art. Without them what would I have to do to recharge my mood and energy? To pick me up when I am feeling sad? Or even to calm me when I am angry? I turn to both music and art (mainly through photography and dance choreography on SL) to help me during those times. My only other real outlet is books. But if they ban entertainment of music and art, when would that expand to the fantasy and sci-fi books I love so much? Or even to other fiction books?
Another reason I love the anime, and other dance and music oriented shows and movies, is it shows the growth and struggles the members of the group have to go through as well. Three of the newer trainees in the group come from a banned entertainment planet themselves.
When I was shopping marketplace I came across this dress and it reminded me of some of the outfits I’ve seen idols wearing in anime and I thought it would would work great for this post. Sorry there is only one picture, I had a couple more but I really didn’t like how they turned out. I want to experiment with lighting more and see if I can get better, sometimes the shadows just make the photo unappealing to me when I go to edit. Also, I have chosen to share a couple videos of AKB0048. I was unable to find many with english subs of good quality. The longer one I did find though, I love the songs, the lyrics are very touching to me. Also there are so many other great anime or musicals or even shows based around dance and music that I love, I just chose this one because of how perfect it fit with the main thing I wanted to talk about. ♥ Next time, a book meme!!
Snow Particles – Elymode – Let It Snow particles (wearable version)
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Solana Windblown Mesh Hair
Tiara – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Crystal Tiara (Ice)
Dress and Sleeves – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Frozen Heart Dress RARE
Breath Particles – Anachron – Breath Fog Attachment
Boots – Chic & Shoes – Flirty Boots (Fitted Mesh)
Tights – [QE] – Snowflake Stockings Omega HUD /Blue/
Pose 1 – Elymode – Let It Snow – 01
Windlight – Night
Location – Elven Glade