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Who Am I?

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I'm a left-handed redhead. Probably rarer than a unicorn.

Hello, I'm Mykki! 

I'm an American-based blogger in my early thirties and I've been running On The Cusp for a few years now. It used to be called Sp00ky University and if you're good at sleuthing you'll find some old posts from its previous incarnation. (But don't, please....they're old and therefore terrible!)

I went to Saint Cloud State University for Linguistics, spurred on by a love of writing and wordsmithery, and a desire to increase my overall understanding of how language works and its importance in human communication. Running this blog as a student was a wonderful creative outlet and a way for this introverted human to share their interests and lifestyle with people around the world. 

Now I'm an #adult and doing adult things, so this blog has become something of a niche-less lifestyle hodgepodge. I'd say there's likely something for everyone, even for those who just want to argue with me. (For that, check out my Unpopular Opinion posts!)


Publications That Are Not This Blog

Greater Saint Paul BOMA Newsletters

ARCH Language Newsletters

Anything But Monochrome novella - Amazon Kindle

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Those of you who can't fully enjoy the autumn season have my sympathy. This post is for you.

Well, it's for all of us really, but especially for you! 

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So, your favorite internet contrarian is back with five more opinions you likely won't agree with. Let's get started:


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4. Summer is a terrible season.
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5. Self-tanner looks horrible on most people. 


Disagree with me? Perfect!

Menhera and Yami Kawaii - So Cute I Could Die

Unless you're an avid follower of the more obscure fashion trends to creep out of Harajuku in the last two decades, you probably haven't heard of the fashion subculture movements that are challenging Japan's silent mental illness epidemic and suicide problem.

*Content Warning: Mentions of mental illness, self-harm, suicide, and other potentially triggering ideas. Read at your own risk.


Enter Menhera and Yami Kawaii.

According to the tumblr account fymenhera, menhera (ใƒกใƒณใƒ˜ใƒฉ) is a Japanese slang term derived from the English 'mental health' and sparked a whole underground fashion subculture often referred to as yami kawaii (็—…ใฟใ‹ใ‚ใ„ใ„) or "sick cute".

Refinery29 did a piece on this a while back, which you can find here or simply watch the video below:


Japan (and other parts of Asia) have long carried an intense and negative stigma towards mental illness. Those suffering from mental illness or other mental health problems had very little in the way of resources or…