Yuki Yuna Wa Yusha De Aru (Yuki Yuna is a Hero) looked like a moeblob show to me from it’s cover picture on Crunchyroll so I dismissed it, but turns out it’s a magical girl show with absolutely gorgeous action.
It’s definitely a magical girl show for dudes with the moe designs and some blantant fanservice in episode 2 (transformation sequence featured chest being bound for no reason and then a closeup on big boobs doing the gainax bounce) BUT
it has a magical girl in a wheelchair who KEEPS her disability even after gaining magic powers, which I’ve never seen before. Togo is in a wheelchair, and when she transforms, she still doesn’t use her legs but these little ribbons on her outfit carry her around. She’s also a sniper, so she doesn’t even use her ribbons too much so far.
The show definitely has Madoka-esque elements in some places with the battles taking place in colorful alternate dimensions and a chanting soundtrack, so I’m watching it suspiciously, but so far it has fun with itself, the writings good and the action and animation is gorgeous and awesome. One of the girls has a ridiculous giant sword and the other just punches the shit out of everything.
It has a lot of potential. Hopefully the few scattered creepy fanservice bits don’t increase.
Sounds interesting. Might have to try it out sometime.
Yes, I Write Dark Stories…
…but they are almost always about hope. And caring for others. And self-care. And sacrifice.
Those are the stories that are my favorites.
The best dark stories are the ones with a light at the end of the tunnel. The true tragedy is when the characters don’t make it to that light.
At a party recently we were playing alcohol-less never have i ever and my friend goes "NEVER HAVE I EVER BEEN HETEROSEXUAL" (haha suckers i win) and... it turns out that nobody in that room was straight. oops? oops. In the end she was like never have i ever been asexual hoping to get me out but it turns out that three people in the room were ace. Oops UNPLANNED QUEER ALERT. We've been friends since elementary school this is a complete coincidence and basically do straight people even exist?
This is the best story I have ever heard.
What's sad is that thanks to all of these stupid children throwing this crap around, there will be absolutely no way to discuss the problematic parts of Sarkeesian's or some of her contemporary's work without being labeled a misogynist for -years-.
Agreed. When I say I don’t like Anita Sarkeesian, people assume it’s because suffering from internalized misogyny and I’m not educated.
Quite the contrary, I don’t protest to the concept of what she is trying to address in her work, because I think it’s extremely relevant and important. Rather, I’m critical of both her methods and her ability to actually research the things she’s talking about. More than once she’s made comments that just show she doesn’t actually examine the media she criticizes on more than a cursory level. It just seems like she wants to be critical of media without actually thinking critically and digesting things in the entirety of their individual context.
Of course, nothing exists in a vacuum, blah blah, but it is in fact relevant to try and understand what any individual artist (I’m lumping writers in to the vague term ‘artists’ here) is attempting at in the context of their media before saying wether it does or doesn’t work.
Linkara, I heard you are a human. Is this true? Don't have anything against it, just curious.
Brute Force Returns!
Well, finally got my hands on the Deadpool Bi-Annual and oh my god is it one of the most hilarious comics I’ve ever read. I mean the price of admission was already worth it for Deadpool meeting the awesome failed 90’s toy bait that I only really knew about from Atop the Fourth Wall, but I didn’t think they could deliver on the hilarity like they did (especially since it had to be intentionally funny instead of accedently). Might have to post some of my favorite parts later. For now, go read it.