Fan Fiction – Belle Delphine

Buzz Buzz “Yeah?” I answer my phone “Hey! Its your mom. I need to ask a favor. Your aunt called me and your cousin Belle has gotten into a spot of trouble and needs a place to lay low for a while, and I offered up your place since you have that spare bedroom.” “K. When will she get here?” I asked, getting slightly frustrated for being volunteered for something without being asked about it first. “Her plane lands in about three hours.” I hung up with my mom and got the bed ready for my guest. Growing up, Belle and I were close, me being a few years older, but us hanging out about every day until she was about 8 and her mom took a job in the UK. Since then we had not seen each other much less talked. I picked up my phone with the intent of googling her to see what shes been up to,…

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Cosplay with Jessica Nigri

It was late in the afternoon as Jessica Nigri completed the last of her cosplay appearances and wandered out of the Tokyo convention center, eager to get back to her hotel. Still scantily clad in nothing more than her “Juliet Starling” outfit (of Lollipop Chainsaw fame) she approached Harajuku station and was relieved to see that she wasn’t the only commuter dressed up in such outrageous garb. In fact the station was located between the suburbs of Shinjuku and Shibuya via the Yamanote Line, which was considered the hub of Japan’s most extreme teen culture and fashion styles, where people of all ages regularly engaged in cosplay. Jessica fiddled with her phone as she waited for the train to arrive. Almost as if answering her command, it appeared a minute later and to her surprise it was rather crowded, which was to be expected for that time of the day (peak hour). Inside she found the carriage packed to the…

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