It’s Autumn in Melbourne and I think it’s such a romantic season. I wanna share a gorgeous song “Towers” by Gretta Ray. She was only 17 and still in highschool when she produced this beautiful piece. There’s just so much to love about this song, from the fairy-tale like melodies, her beautiful voice and the witty lyrics. It’s a song about unrequited love, which to me is the most passionate kind of love affairs. All my characters are in this sort of relationship, lol. I think that to a degree everybody has unrequited love, it’s virtually impossible to love somebody with the exact same quantum as they love you, as long as we have different minds and perceptions. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Why should things be completely equal, we might as well be robots controlled centrally. It’s the little degrees of differences that provide a chance for a person to complete what’s lacking in the other that I find is the true purpose of unrequitedness. It teaches you to understand, see another’s point of view, and be kind.
Another cool thing I want to share is a manga called “Fumetsu No Anata E” (translated: “To You, The Immortal”) by Yoshitoki Ooima. Myanime’s description of it (which sucks me right in): “a mysterious being was sent to the surface of the earth and met a boy living alone in the middle of a tundra”. From there on, it’s an adventure of discovery. It’s at times hilarious, other times very sad, but all the time it’s a great observation about life and humanity. It’s actually quite a deep philosophical story but the Sci-fi side and gorgeous artwork/characters really make it interesting to follow: