Monthly Archives: June 2010

Closing Thoughts: Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! = Kobato.?

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The End is the Beginning is the End

Reincarnation for 400.

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Over 9000 Reasons to Watch Battle Athletes Victory

Yep, yuri is one of them.

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So You Wanna Be Fit, or, an Anime Fan’s Guide to Fitness (Part Two)

Spoiler: This part tells you why/how you don’t have to ditch all the instant ramen. Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be Fit, or, an Anime Fan’s Guide to Fitness (Part One)

Hint: instant ramen isn’t gonna help.

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Thoughts on Angel Beats 1-11

[insert fascinating lead-in here]

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UraBoku is… Blue Seed

More mad MSPaint skillz.

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Drag You to Hell: Gender in Jigoku Shoujo

Don’t worry – I don’t mention Judith Butler.

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Ah, Spring, the Season for… Maturity?

What?

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M is for Molestation, Male on Male: Thoughts on Non-Consensuality in BL

I’m disturbed by the level of nonconsensuality in BL manga, from unwanted groping to outright rape to the not-exactly-consensual sex. I can’t make any claims supported by exact figures or anything concrete, but from all the stuff I’ve read over the years, the occurrence of such things is on the uptick. But I don’t really want to get into the reasons for why this is disturbing; I’m more curious at the moment as to why it is that there is so much of this content in BL in the first place. Continue reading

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