Left Unsaid: 2. Gender Pains


Transgenders are the part of the LGBT community that has suffered the most. At least half of them have been kicked out of their homes, bullied in their schools, laughed at in hospitals and churches. People like Charlie Trueman and Tom Blake[1], characters from Tab Kimpton’s great webcomic Khaos Komix, have to fight and safeguard their identity all the time, so that one day they will earn universal respect.  Continue reading


Our Genshiken Diaries: The Greek Community Part 3

Our Genshiken Diairies: The Greek Community Part 3
Now it is time for the third part of our project “Our Genshiken Diaries: The Greek Community.” On part three of our series, we invited some good friends to write about their own experience as members of the j-community.
First comes Marilena, whose blog you can visit here, who speaks about how j-culture and those who care about it influenced her life. Afterwards, Gina, also known as Yu~Kun, a veteran otaku herself, gives us a more detailed version of our story. Continue reading

Our Genshiken Diaries: The Greek Community Part 1


Our Genshiken Diairies: The Greek Community Part 1

We may not be advertising it a much, but The Beautiful World is a Greek based blog. As a team, both Foxie Lady and Neko-kun are not crazy about their country but they cannot help it and live in its reality. It is a part of this reality, our experience and opinion of the local j-community that we wish to share with our readers.

The main reasons that led to the creation of this article are as follow:
– The need to share a positive side of Greece, rather than the -quite reasonable- negativity that goes around these days.
– The wish to keep a sort memo of what happened the past six years, so that we can evaluate the present and future of the community.
– The interest to see what some of our closest friends have experienced as Greek “Otaku.”

The article is separated in two parts: the first one will present my memories of the past and some interesting information on the Greek Otaku community. The second one is going to be an estimation of the present and the future, written by myself and others whose opinion I treasure.

Some events and periods will be briefly mentioned, to save space and time. The article focuses mostly on the experience I had as an “Otaku” living in Athens.  Continue reading