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Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




i only got one thing to say to all these happy gay animes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QttHF9XKhiU&t=45s

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Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I'm reading Still Sick and this is a trainwreck waiting to happen.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




everythingWasBees posted:

allies are banned from this thread now im sorry i don't make the rules

yay

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




this is like the closest thread I can post this in but i was in Japan last year and somehow ended up in a standing bar where a bunch of salary people were at (sup Stringent). and since Iím noticeably trans, the topic of my voice came up, and they were like wow your voice is deep for a lady and Iím like :I haha yeah thatís...that is a thing ainít it

and it got a little awkward

but then we got to talking about Boston and poo poo so we got over it

I had a good time regardless but it does seem like Japan is a little behind on trans stuff.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 14:52 on Jan 30, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




that said Iím not surprised - I doubt a bunch of boomers and gen xers are gonna know what the gently caress

kinda just wanted to vent cause I felt awful about it

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




also craptacular is an idiot and I have them on ignore for a reason

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




whatís it about

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Ok

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




tumblr went off the deep end when it got bought by yahoo, which just reinforces the other core belief of this thread: death to capitalism

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Endorph posted:

i appreciate it, as do the other people on the scanlation team (i am a member of the sexy akiba detectives, you see)



AHH canít get through the door, man

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.





Gonna need to read this.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Carpator Diei posted:

What exactly do you mean? There weren't any issues when I was reading the new chapter just now (not saying that those issues don't exist, I'm just curious because it didn't happen to me yet).

By the way, another new chapter, with extremely important developments!

This seems like an interesting manga, though Iím not sure how I feel about ďI wanted to wear pretty clothes so the universe made me a girlĒ. Seems very .

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Guess I misread it then It's early.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




CYBEReris posted:

He got a body with boobs but that doesn't necessarily make it a girl's body. He wants to be a bride but that doesn't mean he wants to be a woman. He's still figuring himself out but his character as we're meant to understand it so far is "gently caress gender essentialism, i'm going to be cute and there's nothing you can do to stop me".

I get that, I was more or less afraid that it would be the typical bullshit schlock you'd find in other manga. Glad to hear the reality is a lot more sane.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Endorph posted:

i understand some trepidation but at the same judging things based off preconceived notions of the artform its in instead of hat it actually does sucks a lot tbh

Fair point. I like what Iím hearing, so Iíll give it a read, thanks!

a cartoon duck posted:

this is a comic where a character explicitly says that sex, gender and sexuality are separate things and it's only narrow-mindedness that causes people to conflate them, so you don't have to terribly worry about that

👍👍👍

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I like Eric. Eric is cool.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Okay, you got me. Witch's Servant is pretty loving great.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 13:09 on Jun 10, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Pity about the first like, 10 chapters though. I'm glad they toned that poo poo down.

Edit: Another thing I appreciate is how it makes EspaŮa out to be genuinely lovely. It's quite stark how easily the soldiers go from fawning over Alma to instantly trying to murder the poo poo out of them as soon as Banderilla comes out. That's definitely Iberian catholicism.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 13:42 on Jun 10, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I still like Eric the most, he's hilarious and cool and relatable.

a cartoon duck posted:

Eric explicitly identifies as a man. the translation also uses "he" for Rei, but from what i'm told apparently Japanese doesn't use gendered pronouns the way English does, so the translator has to make judgement calls there and you could argue that "they" would be more appropriate.

Fixed!

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 00:13 on Jun 11, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




It would be nice to see some trans representation in manga that isnít cutesy happy perfect funtime, or near-pornography. I donít see myself in manga which is often the point, but...itís hard to actually relate to any of it. Thatís why I really liked the autobiographical works, rare as they are.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




everythingWasBees posted:

https://mangadex.org/chapter/986389

love me for who I am got a little bit too relatable this chapter

cw: self harm

Same, Mogumo. Same.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




DisDisDis posted:

https://mangadex.org/title/34732/she-likes-homos-not-me

the other manga i referenced i nthat post i think i asked about in the seinen thread once years later and someone told me what it was but that was like years ago too

Gonna read this and it's gonna gently caress me up.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Spoilers for the above:

https://mangadex.org/chapter/954257/40

i knew it

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




This is phenomenal so far.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




https://mangadex.org/chapter/959368/30

GO gently caress YOURSELF YOU LITTLE poo poo HOLY FFFffiffhubgubigyvsbuonipml goddammit


EDIT: HAHAHAHAHAH

https://mangadex.org/chapter/961552/28

ahh, this is such a loving nightmare.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 00:24 on Aug 11, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




https://mangadex.org/chapter/964671/34
and
https://mangadex.org/chapter/964671/35

in the style of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CapLbFlOVOs&t=19s


edit: this got kinda dumb lmfao

edit 2: chapter 12 is loving unfair.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 02:23 on Aug 11, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




12 is...oof. I mean, it sucks to see a middle schooler off themselves no matter what, but I still canít get over the age thing. That was my least favorite part of the story, Junís type is loving awful lmao. Still, it worked on me, and it was genuinely upsetting. I actually disliked I think chapter 10 more.

Overall great series!

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I need to read that because by all accounts itís great, but, I dunno. Iím not sure if Iím up for reopening old wounds just yet.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

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This is basically what I was getting at earlier.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

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Haha oh poo poo, I totally didn't notice them all being based on the seven deadly sins and their associated demons.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

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Literally nobody in that was likable. I hated everyone. The ace character and the MC, I hated the least.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Read Collectors. It's real good and real gay.





The covers to the magazine it was in are also good:



Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 20:25 on Aug 24, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I know!

Edit: Looks like this is the magazine: https://twitter.com/rakuen_info

Seems to be grab-bag shoujo, I can't pick out an exact theme.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 20:28 on Aug 24, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Oh Snapple! posted:

hi all

I'm in the process of trying to figure some stuff out and was wondering if anyone had a rec for a bi-focused show or manga, or I guess something with that at least as a focus. I'm not really at all certain how to say what I'm looking for, it's frustrating, I guess I'm just kind of hoping to find something that happens to mirror the stuff I'm grappling with.

If youíre okay with talking about it, what stuff are you grappling with?


Why is this so...fetishy

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 12:03 on Aug 25, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Fair. Iím used to seeing the same things employed by people who specifically set out to make fetish art, so itís hard for me to separate the two concepts. That and Iíve always been very reserved/self-conscious about my own gender stuff, so that leaked in as well. Iím bad with indulging in girliness.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Donít you dare invoke the fell name of *V Tro*es in My House.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Endorph posted:

yeah uhhh not to judge but if you associate happiness with performing the gender you want to perform with 'fetishness,' thats on you

Thatís not the fetishy-to-me part, itís the uhhh hm.

I donít know what part of it I was thinking of.

I think it might be the terminology? The use of the word ďgirlificationĒ sets off some alarm bells for me, but that seems to be the translator, not the original author.

Snooze Cruise posted:

honestly if it was actively fetishy tho i would prob be fine with it, i only really get bothered by that stuff when i find its being actively harmful. understand why others do tho.

Itís not actively harmful, itís just indulgent in a way Iím not used to. Which isnít the same as fetishy now that I think about it.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 12:59 on Aug 25, 2020

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Iím racking my brain trying to figure out why I identified it as fetishy and I canít come up with a good reason. I was wrong here, I think.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




"Whether they want it or not" i.e. unconsenting is the crux of my unease. It's the "forced" part of, well, you know. The guild member requested it, so whatever, but that one hiring adventurer did not. That gave me some pause.

The concert thing is less clear. I assume all involved knew the effects.

The rest of it, whatever.

Also strange to me is the insistence on all girls being small cutesy etc (I might be wrong on this). That's not a bad thing but...there's many kinds of girls out there? Not all of us are like that. And every time I see a work like this it's always the same drat thing. Give us some variety and representation please.

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 13:11 on Aug 25, 2020

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Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

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I mean, not untrue, but I guess I would just like to see a more realistic exploration of it all. Iunno. This is where my own hangups show up.

vvv That is fair!!

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at 13:47 on Aug 25, 2020

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