These were taken a few years ago at my friend Kim’s house. I actually have loads of photos from this shoot, but never posted them. So here a are a few shots that i thought i’d share.
It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.
But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog.
This nailed my anger at the whole Brony phenomenon perfectly, yo.
I only just heard about a teen girl being harassed with rape threats because she spoke up about the triggery “Princess Molestia” meme rampant in the fandom. I think this post is very relevant.
This! This nails what makes me so uncomfortable about brony stuff. I don’t care if guys like “girl” things. What bothers me is how they move into a female space and take it over and make it all about their dicks, then act offended when women get uncomfortable with it. They cannot imagine a space that they can’t co-opt and make their own.
BUT they also can’t imagine women having their own space OR invading a “male” space like comic books or science fiction. Jesus fucking christ, dudes, could we women get a little fucking space?
I reblogged this before, but I can’t help but be reminded of tumblrs like Mad About Free! which is a collection of dudebros crying because an anime dares to cater to heterosexual female fans with teh fanservice.
In other words, doing exactly what the majority of anime does with female characters.
I am just not feeling it right now. I don’t know why, but I’ve been feeling more and more defeated as the semester goes on. Class is turning into me studying far more than I want to, and my free time goes to work. I’m not even an undergrad and I’m already kind of hating my life as it is.
All this because I don’t want to study or work.
My problem isn’t a lack of motivation and never has been. My problem is I overstress myself over needing to know everything and get everything done and do more and be as good as I can. I always freak out way too much for exams and assignments and feel like I need to get them done now so I can do other assignments later.
I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I almost despise free time and have almost gotten rid of my hobbies. It doesn’t help when you have self-confidence and trust issues either.
I need this
The King has returned.
Can we talk about this
About someone offering writing commissions, and they’re changing the price based on how many characters to include. I…that doesn’t seem logical. Like, you can have a really shitty story that’s incredibly short with eight characters, but that doesn’t mean that you should charge more.
I’m just really confused.