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National Coming Out Day - 10 years later [Oct. 11th, 2016|04:13 pm]
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I wrote this post on LiveJournal 10 years ago and thought it’d be fun to do a little reflection on it. It contains the anguished, suicidal thoughts of a 17 year old largely uniformed on the topic of trans issues, inhaled a bit too much of that toxic masculinity, and fearful of how to express what he’s feeling to others. Italicized is what is from that entry. Comments were disabled when I posted it (a shame, because I think I likely may have gotten some good advice from the older and more informed people I followed), so I have nothing to share on that front.

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Rock Candy (Steven Universe fic) [Aug. 8th, 2016|08:34 pm]
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Summary: Jasper defeats Lapis in battle and has some fun with her gem form.

Content warnings: 8/8 happy vore day

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The Discourse [Jul. 22nd, 2016|09:34 am]
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I'm not going to say "Maybe you are the misogynists!" but I am pretty weirded out by how hero/villain pairings involving female heroes are regarded in fandom--or at least in (you guessed it) tumblr fandom. Hero/villain pairings are nothing new, they're older than fandom, and they're generally regarded with either bafflement over the idea that these two mortal enemies would be banging, or a complete understanding of it for the same reason.

But it's different when it's involving a heroine. It's no longer just another run-of-the-mill hero/villain pairing, it's a flat-out abusive relationship. Which would be fair enough if this were concerning hero/villain pairings regardless of gender as a whole, but it seems to exclusively apply to ones involving women. And this isn't even referring to pairings that have sexual abuse in canon--these are ones that, were the girl changed into a boy, would be seen as pretty standard hero-villain dynamics.

Take a pairing like Kylo Ren/Rey from Star Wars, for instance. It involves the heroine getting captured and incapacitated by the villain, the villain forcefully trying to extract information from her mind, the heroine ultimately overcoming him via her own mental prowess, and it all eventually culminating in a life-or-death duel that, again, ends in the heroine overpowering him. It's a very, very standard hero-villain dynamic, yet because it involves a woman, it's not regarded as such. It's seen as an abusive relationship, nothing more, nothing less.

This isn't limited to het pairings, either. I've been neck-deep in controversy for shipping Jasper/Lapis from Steven Universe for similar reasons, to say nothing of the variety of other "good" and "bad" gem pairings that get similar flak, so I know it can't be.

It's a little disturbing to me, because it reads as though no matter how strong the heroine, no matter how she overcomes the villain on her own, no matter how non-sexualized it is, she's going to be the designated victim the moment she's facing off against them.

Maybe it's just the circles I've been in--I could be missing out on some hero/villain discourse involving male heroes. But I've had no problem looking up content for, say, Apocalypse/Charles from X-Men without having to run into "But it's abusive and wrong!" even though it's a pairing that involves an ample amount of kidnapping and mind rape too (far, far more than Kylo Ren/Rey ever had).

I'd also go into fandom's weird fixation on comparing any form of peril a female character gets into to rape, but I think I'd mostly be repeating what I've already been saying.
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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2016|06:19 pm]
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I’m so bummed I was late to the X-Men: Apocalypse train. It has been over a decade since I saw a movie in theaters that I completely fell in love with and wanted to see again and again. Had I seen it sooner, I probably would have at my local theater. I liked the previous X-Men movies (First Class, Days of Future Past) a lot, but this one really sealed me as a fan and completely renewed my interest in them. It hasn’t gotten great press, but I’m mostly (mostly) past the point of caring that my opinion is in the minority.

I don’t think I can manage a proper review that wouldn’t just be an endless stream of “I loved this! And this! Why? Because! It’s so good! The whole cast! Amazing!” gushing, but I’m highly tempted to write an essay on Charles’s development throughout the films. It is such a richly compelling and satisfying character arc that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about for weeks, it’s ridiculous.
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My card for trope_bingo [Jun. 30th, 2016|10:10 pm]
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I GOT TENTACLE PORN I am positively elated.

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Sleepless (Ace Attorney fic) [Jun. 28th, 2016|03:20 pm]
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Phoenix Wright Kink Meme fill, written for Day Two of the Wright-A-Thon, and this request: Adrian masturbating desperately to thoughts of either Celeste or Franziska. Or both. Perhaps in prison. and she could get caught. >_>

Brief suicide mention, but that’s it for warnings.

When Adrian couldn"t sleep, she could always turn to writing to lull her back.Collapse )
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Nothing But Silence (Ace Attorney fic) [Jun. 27th, 2016|06:41 pm]
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Non-kinky Phoenix Wright Kink Meme fill, written for Day One of the Wright-A-Thon, and this request: ANYTHING WITH ACRO. Max, Regina, Bat, Ben/Trilo, Phoenix, someone totally unrelated, just…something involving Acro.

This is a post-Turnabout Big Top fic about Acro’s stay in prison, and the visitor who comes to see him. No warnings, apart from the fact that I haven’t written in nearly two years and may be rusty.

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My card for hc_bingo [Jun. 18th, 2016|09:08 pm]
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Lineage and Legacies finished [Jun. 17th, 2016|05:55 pm]
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I beat it about a week ago and meant to post about it sooner, but life happened and I increasingly procrastinated on posting my thoughts. Overall, I really preferred the open-ended ambiguity of the last ending, but I still enjoyed this a lot and I'm glad I played it.

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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2016|11:21 pm]
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Finished Tales of Graces today! The main storyline, that is. I'm going to post my thoughts on it before I get into Lineage and Legacies.

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My card for seasonofkink on dw [Jun. 1st, 2016|12:31 pm]
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I am determined to get it done this year.

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Monthly media logs - discontinued? [Jun. 1st, 2016|12:35 am]
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As fun and motivating as it's been, trying to finish a book and a video game per month has proven to be intensely stressful for me when I'd rather be taking my time with them. And besides, I have other places to log media:

GoodReads - books and non-Japanese comics (...because listing all the volumes of manga I've read would take forever, and I have a MAL to keep track of my manga)
HowLongToBeat - video games
Letterboxd - movies
MyAnimeList - anime and manga
Visual Novel Database - visual novels, because HLTB doesn't have all of them...

The only base I don't have covered is a place to track tv shows outside of anime. Anyone know of any?

ETA: Done!
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Tales of Graces f: 24 hours in [May. 27th, 2016|09:16 pm]
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Tales of Graces f: 10 hours in [May. 21st, 2016|09:41 pm]
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I've been playing Tales of Graces f, which I got on its release day years ago but hadn't gotten around to playing until now. I'm enjoying it a lot! I'm about 10 hours in, at the part after you've beaten [SPOILER] at Wallbridge. I haven't really blogged about many games as I've gone along playing them and, as a result, I usually end up forgetting a lot about them--in fact, that's what happened with this game, despite me only taking about two days away from it. So I wanted to try and change that and record my thoughts as go along. That, and I think something Big (dare I say, game-changing) is about to happen, and I wanted to post a bit of speculation too...because I haven't played a game of "Called it!" in a while.

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April Media Log [May. 1st, 2016|07:31 am]
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Books
The Boy and the Beast by Mamoru Hosoda

Comics
Goodnight Punpun, vol. 1 by Inio Asano
Princess Prince by Tomoko Taniguchi
Hanayome wa Motodanshi by Chii

Films
Imagining Zootopia
God's Not Dead 2
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
David Copperfield (1993)
Full Metal Jacket
Ratchet & Clank
The Jungle Book (2016)

Television
Samurai Champloo
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March Media Log [Apr. 1st, 2016|08:05 am]
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Books
Sailor Moon Reflections - The Inside Story of the Original Recordings of the English Version of Sailor Moon by Roland Parliament

Comics
Yu-Gi-Oh!, vol. 4 by Kazuki Takahashi
Yu-Gi-Oh!, vol. 5 by Kazuki Takahashi
Yu-Gi-Oh!, vol. 6 by Kazuki Takahashi
Yu-Gi-Oh!, vol. 7 by Kazuki Takahashi
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, vol. 1 by Kazuki Takahashi
Pretty Monster by Don
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 6 by Shuzo Oshimi
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 7 by Shuzo Oshimi
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 8 by Shuzo Oshimi
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 9 by Shuzo Oshimi
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 10 by Shuzo Oshimi
The Flowers of Evil, vol. 11 by Shuzo Oshimi

Films
Zootopia
The Boy and the Beast
10 Cloverfield Lane
Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Ketsui
Tinker Bell
Shrek Forever After
Puss in Boots (2011)
God's Not Dead

Games
Actual Sunlight
Fatal Relations
Amy's Fantasies
Love Potion

Television
Venture Brothers, season 6
Yamishiba: Japanese Ghost Stories, season 1
Osomatsu-san
Lupin III (2015)
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February Media Log [Mar. 1st, 2016|10:37 am]
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Books
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Comics
Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show by Suehiro Maruo and Yoko Umezawa
Star Wars: A New Hope, vol. 1 by George Lucas and Hisao Tamaki
Star Wars: A New Hope, vol. 2 by George Lucas and Hisao Tamaki
Franken Fran Omnibus 1-2 by Katsuhisa Kigitsu
Star Wars: A New Hope, vol. 3 by George Lucas and Hisao Tamaki
Star Wars: A New Hope, vol. 4 by George Lucas and Hisao Tamaki

Films
Call Me Tonight
Groundhog Day
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Princess and the Pea (2002)
Deadpool
The Curse of Kazuo Umezu
The Witch (2015)
Crimson Peak

Games
Hatoful Boyfriend
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star

Television
Sonic the Hedgehog, season 1
Sonic the Hedgehog, season 2
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Saturday Hatoful Boyfriend panel Q&A with Moa and Damurushi @ AOD 2016 [Feb. 13th, 2016|11:20 pm]
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First, my bird with his autograph from Moa:



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January Media Log [Feb. 1st, 2016|12:32 am]
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Books
Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas

Films
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
The Fox and the Hound 2
The Nut Job
Norm of the North
You On Kazoo

Games
Saya no Uta

Television
Ever After High, season 3
Galavant, season 1
Sailor Moon Crystal
Venture Brothers, season 5
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My trope_bingo card [Jan. 23rd, 2016|07:33 am]
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Hopefully I'll have better luck doing this than I did my last bingo...!

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