The Hipster, though growing popular in rom-coms (through the help of Zooey Deschanel) as a supporting character, usually takes back seat to the true heroine. No surprise there–hipsters with their anti-establishment irony would never be center-stage in such genre . Yet… hipster fashion owes so much to Asia where it seems (colored) skinny jeans, scarves at-all-times, over-sized glasses, ironic t-shirts and the rest began and became simply what folks wear. So, on day 18 of Romance in Real Life, BwB continues our week-long Distress in This Dress mini-series with April playing a damsel in distress in her hipster best. Will there be romance in real life for this hip, anti-establishment heroine?
Ahem, so… I seem to have deleted the footage–again. I’m writer, folks, not a camera woman. And it shows. Still, by way of apology, I created this “animation.”
We thought the Hipster Girl was a bust, but…
When April tried the Bag Drag, a boy coming down the stairs saw her. He grabbed her bag from her saying almost nothing. Then he jogged up the stairs leaving it at the top as she followed behind him. He ran back down and was on his way again. This nice young gentleman-in-training looked to be about twelve, so after we discovered the missing footage, I decided to animate this tale of Epic Heroism by using one of my favorite twelve-year-olds as a subject. Enter the young ninja, Naruto!
Lessons in love and life: Be careful with your cameras. And… you’re never too young (or old) to help someone in need. A little bit of your time and concern can go a long way. Although April’s bag was not heavy, it was tiring carrying herself up and down, and it was really dispiriting to be ignored again and again. A little gesture of kindness can make a normal boy a hero and a true help.
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