Karen Araragi from the Monogatari series is a temperamental girl who kicks ass. In season 2, she exclaims that she and her sister Tsukihi are the Fire Sisters, called so because they stand for justice! For them, fire and flames are associated with justice. This appears to be the case for many social justice warriors (sjw) as well, some of whom spew flames and toxicity in their effort to bring down the system. What they often don’t realize is how Neronian and chuunibyou their behavior can be at times.
Foxy Lady Ayame and Neko-chi (who writes about the rvsa incident in Part 2a), attempt to describe the burning issue of social justice, talk about the bad side of tumblr, and pinpoint where movements like feminism can go wrong. Opening a can of worms, here we go! Long post ahead (5 pages) with very few images.
- We are two different people. Just because we agree on certain points, assume not that we agree on everything.
- Criticizing specific behaviors of (internet) activists doesn’t mean we are against social equality or that we don’t identify as feminists -we do.
- The US readers should keep in mind that our opinions don’t fit strictly into the two political boxes they are used to, so trying to read them as x party’s statements misses the point -especially since we live in Europe.
- If you want to comment, we’ll be very happy, but remember to do so politely. We retain every right to delete swears and if things get emotionally unbearable to disable the comment section.
Many thanks to John Sato and Phoenix who edited this sheet of words and to Lifesong who helped me clear out my thoughts and supported me in this project.
Sexuality and gender are two of the most important aspects of a person’s identity. They are so important, in fact, that they shape how others perceive us and whether they approve and accept who we are. There are many stories, fictional or based on real circumstances, that describe the rising conflicts when expressions of identity outside of the norm become visible. Rarely though are we concerned with the opposite situation. Imagine what happens when something that you see as a fundemental aspect of yourself is invisible. Continue reading
Even from one-two years back, we’ve been meaning to start exploring lgbt-themed films both for our pleasure -as an extention of GL and BL stories- and to learn more about the cinematography of a community we’re part of. For the most part, don’t expect analytical posts; we’ll sum up our impressions, positive and negative, of the titles gathered every time and either recommend or discourage you from watching something you might regret. There’s always the possibility though, that we’ll find something so impressive and praise-worthy that we’ll dedicate a whole post to it.
For the first installment, we’ll take a look at 5 lesbian films -all of whom had lesbian directors. The films are reviewed in the order we watched them. Continue reading
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The best shounen ever. That was a common phrase we heard from way too many people, most of them of completely different tastes, before we started watching the series. Brotherhood’s reputation is beyond words. Even the people who did not fell in love with the show still thought of it as very good, especially in comparsion to the rest of the genre. So we were curious to see how much truth was in the hype. Continue reading
Armed Librarians: The Book of Bantorra
Book of Bantorra has a great premise: a library collects books containing the memories of the dead. There’s also an enticing mystery regarding the true nature of the library; larger than life characters; and overall, it’s simply a lot of fun seeing what crazy things the characters will do. Volken and that ant guy are two of my favorite characters from any anime. ~ draggle
This series got placed 8th in draggle’s top 30 anime, his description sounded there was something good waiting and so we gave it a chance. Continue reading
The Wild One, the Princess -and her Huggy-, the Shy One, the Calculating One and the Tsundere. Research on romance. Comedy ensues. Continue reading
For those who can’t recognize the characters in the header, they are Hisui and Kokuyo from Wish by CLAMP. I had commissioned the talented Sakonma to redraw in her style a quite sensual panel from the manga. Those two are an archangel and the Satan’s son who go the distance and abandon their status and ‘societal’ roles and live happily ever after on Earth. They recently made an appearance in Drug & Drop, so this new template made it just in time to celebrate the crossover as well.
And as you can see, there’s a second e-book that you can check in our Fanfiction section; from the Rurouni Kenshin franchise which touched many childhoods and released some outstanding OVAs. We warn you though that the content isn’t always safe and contains mature situations. Procede at your own risk. We hope you’ll enjoy this one, too! Please leave comments concerning our part of work, namely the design, here and don’t forget to praise the fanfictioner if you get as enamored as we did with the story.