Category Archives: Discussion

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!

Image result for sasunaru

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

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 What is/do you consider an anime convention?

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 Support the Industry

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? 

Kuro and Keita from Black God

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 Crimson’s Cycle of OTPs