The Hell Butterfly


I began this blog a few years back, and have experienced a lot in that time. I have grown and matured as a writer, and as a human being. I don’t know what to say about myself that my poetry can’t say for me, if you care to delve into the intricacies of those then you may discover that, yes, there is some deep seated pain in this soul of mine. But from great pain, can come great art. Poetry, and I suppose writing in general, is how I express myself. Sometimes it’s the only way I know how.

Why is this blog called Jigokucho? Jigokucho is Japanese for Hell Butterfly. A Hell Butterfly is the method in which members of the Soul Society in the anime ‘Bleach’Ā  communicate with each other.Ā  The best way to describe how I interpret it, is that a Soul Reaper records a ‘thought message’ within a Hell Butterfly and releases it. It will then fly to the recipient and relay the message. By calling my blog Jigokucho I hope to convey the idea that each of my blog posts is meant, in some way, as a message to you, the reader. Whether I’m simply moaning about stupid people, fangirling over a book or program, telling you something about myself, or passing on the inspiration and hope that I’ve received from someone else … the Hell Butterfly is my way of relaying those messages to you.

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This blog is for me. I don’t add new things regularly, but when I do it’s for me. I enjoy sharing my thoughts, experiences, emotions, with others. But mostly I use writing as a form of internal processing, and I’m okay with that. Posting on this blog, in whatever form it may be, is a way of being vulnerable, open to judgement, and developing a long sought after bravery. This is for me.

8 responses

  1. infectedmongoose

    very nice! almost the same reason i started blogging! liked and followed, keep it up!

    November 16, 2013 at 6:38 am

    • Thanks! I appreciate the follow šŸ˜€ It’s a nice feeling to know people like it! Only been blogging for a week or so but so glad I started. It’s so fun.

      November 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  2. Congratulations! You’ve been nominated for The Sunshine Blog Award.

    November 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

  3. ckaztiyo17

    You have a great blog, keep up the great work! I’ve nominated you as well for the Sunshine Blog Award šŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot!

    November 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  4. Good for you, starting a blog. It can be therapeutic, and the feedback and follows will motivate you to stick with it. Good luck!

    December 3, 2013 at 4:39 am

  5. Thanks for the follow – keep on bloggin, I look forward to reading your posts.

    February 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    • No problem. And likewise! Having a few problems thinking of what to blog about at the moment but hopefully I’ll get some new ideas soon šŸ˜€

      February 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  6. I loved your post about men in general. Yes, being gay it is discouraging that most of them are thirsty animals, but being partially picky can definitely save you from some toxic relationships. Keep blogging!

    July 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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