Is it Queerbaiting? and Should it Be Explicitly Stated For It to Be Legit?

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Hey guys! So this is going to be my last post before I disappear on you all again. It was basically inspired by Pride Month and just a burning curiosity I’ve had since Yuri on Ice aired (plus, now that I’m obsessed with Sherlock the curiosity levels are off the charts!). As a warning, this post might seem all jumbled up (and has SPOILERS for YOI and Sherlock) because even I’m not sure where I’m going with this

So before I even mention if I think it is or isn’t, let’s find out what Queer baiting means

Definition by Fanlore: Continue reading

Confessions of a Fujoshi: How I Got Into the Genre of “Yaoi” and My First Ship

I feel like I’ve told this story so many times already but here we go again!

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The first time I encountered yaoi was in 7th grade. I used to walk my friend home and she was the talkative type, which is honestly my favorite type of person (since I talk very little). She was talking about some anime stuff and I just happened to stop listening for a little while (darn habit!). Next thing I know she’s waiting for my response and I’m just like Uhhhh, what did you say?  Continue reading

What is/do you consider an anime convention?

Hey guys!

So I don’t know if many of you heard but last Saturday I went to Uchi-con at the University of Chicago and as I was trying to write my review for it I got stuck.

When I first heard of it, it was listed as an anime convention and I thought nothing of it. When I checked out their website and found out they were a one-day convention, I still didn’t think much about the term ‘convention,’ however, after I’d gone I was left wondering.

 

By definition “convention, assembly, conference, convocation are names for meetings with a particular purposes. Convention usually suggests a meeting of delegates representing political, church, social, or fraternal organizations.” Continue reading

Support the Industry

Hey guys! So I kind of just wanted to rant about something that happened recently. Feel free to bop me over the head or agree with me at the end

On Twitter I was contacted by a random person about a tweet I put out a while back. I know I wrote about it here, the Tezuka print package I got from the Digital Manga Kickstarter. They asked if I could scan my books so that they could read it and I answered that I don’t scan my books. I even told them that if they wanted the books, Digital Manga still had some on their site for purchase.

Now, when people I’ve never talked to contact me I always try to be polite. If they fangasm at me I fangasm back, if they talk like a normal human then I’ll do the same, and if they talk to me in ancient languages…well, I’ll do my best, haha. This time, however, this person really upset me and I brought my indignant tone out.  Continue reading

Crimson’s Cycle of OTPs

Hey guys!

So a while ago Pan wrote a post called A Brief Analysis on Shipping, where she explained how she went about pairing characters together and I thought I’d give her my answer in a post (like I did with the Armada/Husbando’s Post). Of course, it only took me 10 days to finally get back to her…>_> I blame life but it may also be some of my laziness kicking in, haha

To start, I don’t really have anything too special about how I ship characters, or I do it so subconsciously that I don’t even know what my mind does so bear with me as I try and figure things our myself 😛

Meant-to-Be OTPs

I’ll start with this one since it’s the easier one to explain. These OTPs are usually the main characters, possibly the best friends of the main characters, or even some characters that are only introduced briefly and just never come back for whatever reason. If this is the case, there’s only one decision I have to make.

Do I like the two together? 

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The interaction is usually abundant so there’s not much thinking involved, such as with Keita and Kuro from Black God, Lawrence and Holo from Spice and Wolf, Fujimoto and Kobato from Kobato, and Armin and Sasha from Aot: Live Action Movies (you guys should totally go check out the In-Depth review Lyn and I did for the movies *hint hint*)

Sometimes these couples end up together with a ‘happily ever after’ and sometimes the authors like to play with our hearts and relish in our tears as these relationships never reach a definite conclusion (but it’s so apparent it doesn’t even need to happen for the readers/viewers to understand there’s a spark there).  Continue reading

What is your current OTP?

Hey guys!

Here comes another question following the anime club discussion we had a few weeks back! Though this time I’d like to throw out the question of OTPs. You see, the other day I was added to a list on Twitter called AZ Hell, which I admit, I kind of still reside in, but even more than that I am currently obsessed with Diamond no Ace.

Now, if you haven’t heard of it, Diamond no Ace is a sports anime focused on a ball of sunshine named Sawamura Eijun who goes to Seido, a powerhouse high school in Tokyo, in order to develop his skills as a pitcher. The ultimate goal is to become the team’s Ace and lead them to victory at the Koushien championships.

I actually wrote up a first impression a few months back and need to get a mid-season reaction/thoughts post written up soon. And considering all the junk I recently bought it would be more accurate to say I’m in Daiya Hell (and I’m loving every minute of it), but how does this relate to OTPs? Well, my current OTP just happens to be Miyuki x Sawamura

Gah, don’t look at me like that! I never said the OTP had to be canon! 😛  Continue reading

What is your ideal anime club?

Hey guys!

I know there hasn’t been much activity on my blog for a while now, I sincerely apologize! I’m not too sure when I’ll have time to watch anime or even read manga with how my workload is going…so I decided to put this up while we wait 😛

So I was just talking with my brother about this a couple hours ago and I decided to send this question your way!

I imagine everyone has either joined an anime club before or at least checked one out, and I was wondering what those clubs were like and if they ever met your expectations. What were your expectations? What did or didn’t you like?

Basically, what is your ideal anime club like?

Here are some things I came up with my brother:  Continue reading