Monday, December 15, 2008

Nemi

Have you ever read the Nemi cartoons?

Nemi is a cartoon strip character created by the Norwegian, Lise Myhre. Nemi is a female goth who listens to Black metal and prefers fantasy stories to the real world. Her misfit status is illustrated by the fact that she is black and white in a colourful cartoon strip.

Nemi used to be printed in Terroizer, my favorite magazine. These days she is printed in the Metro newspaper. You can read them online here.

Being a fan of Black metal, I can rather identify with Nemi and her feeling of alienation from real life.

Nemi and her friends are usually in their socks when indoors. I suppose that comes with being drawn by a Norweygian artist.

9 comments:

Pittsburgh Midwife said...

I like Nemi too. People not wearing shoes inside in the media is starting to make some people rethink where their shoes go when they go inside.

As a side note: I converted another household. We had another family over not too long ago and the child was so enthralled by NOT having to wear shoes at our house that when he got home, he requested to go shoe-less like at our house. Now, all of them take their shoes off at the door.

It still amazes me the amount of people who still wear shoes inside their own home, even when they don't have company or aren't expecting visitors. For me, it is not only a cleanliness issue, but a comfort factor.

Celestial Fundie said...

Is there an American newspaper that features Nemi?

Well done converting that household!

Yeah, I don't get people wearing shoes in homes. It just seems weird.

I can't understand why I used to tramp about the house in combat boots when I was a teenager.

God Bless

Matthew

Pittsburgh Midwife said...

"I can't understand why I used to tramp about the house in combat boots when I was a teenager."

Ha! Me too! I think both you and I were way cooler than we could handle ourselves, let alone what the others around us could handle!

Thanks to my husband liking Norwegian Metal music and this RSS feed of the Metros's publications ( http://nemifeed.appspot.com/ ) of Nemi, I am quite versed in Nemi Culture (as it were).

Celestial Fundie said...

Your husband likes Norweygian metal? How cool!

richyrich said...

Have you seen this link?

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2008/12/health-controversy-do-you-have.html

richyrich said...

Another link:

http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/5-Easy-and-Cheap-Ways-to-Detox-Your-Home.html

Moderate Mouse said...

Tried to comment on this post earlier, but I had some technical difficulties.

I'm unfamiliar with Nemi, but what I've read about it on post reminds me of the Canadian comic strip "For Better or for Worse", in which shoes are also literally not in the picture in the "at home" scenes. When I initially read it, I knew nothing of Canadian culture nor that the strip was Canadian, so I had taken the shoelessness more as a comfort/no intention of going anywhere so why even mess with shoes kind of thing.

I don't know/remember whether or not my Canadian stepfather was shocked about the acceptability of wearing shoes in a U.S. home, but if he was, he's apparently gotten over it sometime during the past seven years he's been here. He and my mom both wear shoes at home but probably to a slightly lessor extent than I do. I pretty much have mine on all day regardless of whether or not I have outside plans (makes me feel more "ready for anything", you know?). They, on the other hand, will put shoes on as part of getting dressed/ready for work or any other business calling them out of the house that day. If they have no intention of going anywhere in any one day, at least not until much later, then they might opt to wear slippers instead. Upon coming home, their shoes may or may not come off before getting ready for bed. The issue as to whether or not one has any business wearing shoes in the house has seldom, if ever come up.

Say what you will about at home shoe wearing. My feelings on the issue are currently mixed at best.

Celestial Fundie said...

"Say what you will about at home shoe wearing. My feelings on the issue are currently mixed at best."

You are evidently thinking about it quite a bit because you keep commenting here.

"I don't know/remember whether or not my Canadian stepfather was shocked about the acceptability of wearing shoes in a U.S. home, but if he was, he's apparently gotten over it sometime during the past seven years he's been here. He and my mom both wear shoes at home but probably to a slightly lessor extent than I do."

Not everybody in Canada removes their shoes and it may be it was less common years ago.

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