Just over a week ago we lost a beloved member of our family. There are really no words to describe the pain of this loss. So instead of words I have posted a few photos of when he was most happiest; ‘helping’ me write whilst using my laptop case as a cat bed, stealing food or helping himself to crumbs on discarded plates and jumping on pillows just before bed time. He is, and always will be, much loved and terribly missed.
Quite a few years ago my Grandad used to own the newsagent ‘Rapsons’ in a street in Chichester, West Sussex called ‘The Hornet’. It has changed hands and uses a few times now since he owned it and up until recently it used to be an Art Gallery. The newest owners are in the process of renovating it. Whilst doing so they uncovered the original 1890s shop sign that had been preserved underneath various newer signs that had been added over the years.
My Dad enjoys researching local history and he uncovered some history about the original shop and its owner.
Getting a tattoo has been something I’ve wanted to do since I was eighteen and today I finally got one! It’s Super Sailor Moon henshin’s brooch in honour of my favourite anime, but with a couple of modifications that my tattoo artist suggested! I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt, because it did but it certainly wasn’t as bad as the blood test that I had to have earlier this week!
First post are always awkward aren’t they! It’s difficult to know how to start and what to say! So I thought I’d start with a bit about me.
I’m Shari Sakurai, a self-published author from the United Kingdom. I mainly write horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction although I have been known to dabble in other genres from time to time too. I’ve recently published my first novel, Demon’s Blood, which is available to purchase in ebook format. You can find more information about it on my website www.sharisakurai.com.
I’m a fan of all things Japanese, especially the music, anime and manga and am going to Japan for the first time next year! My music taste varies quite a bit, my favourite artists/bands are L’Arc~en~Ciel, VAMPS, HYDE, GACKT, BUCK-TICK and D to name a few! I also listen to Nightwish, Within Temptation, Evanescence, The Killers, Eric Stuart Band, We Are The Fallen and Tokio Hotel – see I told you it was varied!
I love the 90’s anime, and Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yuugi are two of my favourites. I’m also currently watching Tiger & Bunny and am really loving the series so far. My favourite manga (apart from Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yuugi) is Loveless.
I also like collecting merchandise and currently collect Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and tour goods from my favourite artists. In addition I have rather a large Monster High and My Little Pony collection!
I love attending lives and have seen a few of my favourite groups/artists live in the UK or in Paris.
So that’s a bit about me! This blog will contain posts to do with my fandoms, and things that interest me, as well as news of my novels and anything else that might be of interest!