Monday, November 28, 2011

Being a Fujoshi #1 - Defining the monster

Hello there to the first article of a, I hope, long series of article about ... fujoshi. I'm pretty sure you all encountered them during your life in the anime/manga/game/whatever fandom, and I'm pretty sure some of you wonder what the hell is going on in their head.
(See me finally starting to clear my backlog of drafts ^^)

I shall bring responses! Or so I hope. Because, after all, it takes a fujoshi to know one.
Before I start, have a few warnings : obviously there will be questionnable content (I'll avoid putting questionnable images though, since it's harder to avoid than text), if anything seems offensive, it's not, if anything it's a fail attempt at humour and for that I apologize, and, obviously these are only my opinions and you shouldn't assume everyone thinks like me. 


The world of the fujoshi revolves around yaoi. Of course there are differences (for example I only dabble in fanfictions and doujinishi and only have a very limited interest in the rest) but we all agree on one very important point : boy's love is interesting/hot/sexy/whatever.

Gender identification

One of the main defining point of the fujoshi is that the fujoshi is a girl. (If only because, technically, a boy would be called a fudanshi)
To be honest, most of the yaoi lovers out there are girls, there are a few men here and there (probably more lurking around the shadows) but the main crowd are girls.

Random facts 

*The fujoshi's love is not always entirely directed on boy's love, a fushoji can love hentai and yuri just fine.
*Fujoshi's sexual life (or lack of) covers a really wide spectrum. No, they're not all lesbians or young and innocent maidens.
*Ages too cover a really wide spectrum.
*A fujoshi don't always enjoy the sexual part of yaoi, I have friends who're fujoshi and absolutely can't stand any graphic depiction of sex.

Actually, fujoshi are simply girls who enjoy yaoi. Any attempt to find any further common point to the whole group has been faced with failure.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #32

I have apparently secured myself another 8 weeks internship, turning it into 11 weeks non stop from the end of March to the middle of June.
I'll be damn busy when the Spring season will start. -____-

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #31

I am currently facing a blogger's crisis, it's not even about the lack of inspiration, my problem is the lack of motivation. I have lots of posts drafted but don't feel like finishing any of them.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #30

Since the last time this blogger posted she managed to secure herself a one month job and a three weeks internship and she can't help but wondering what the hell is wrong for things to go this well.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #29

It's starting to get really cold, the weather makes it seem like it'll snow but it's still not snowing and it's depressing. I don't want to freeze to death if I don't get to see snow!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #28

The news didn't quite sink into me yet but I'm pretty happy about it anyway! Even though it still hasn't sunk into me right now that we're getting two Tiger&Bunny movies.
Actually, I think my main problem is that the wait will be horrible. We're talking about one year MINIMUM.
Oh well, I'm patient!
(I'll probably make another post on its own when I'll realize it for real ^^)

Mawaru Penguindrum 18 - All's end that ends well ... probably

As I struggle, like I do every other day in my life, to make myself understood by the people around me (strangely enough, only the people in the internet, to whom I speak mostly, ironically, in a foreign language, seem to understand what I mean), Penguindrum continues to build its story pretty much flawlessly (Though I reserve my judgment for the last episode ^^)

Not so strangely, this episode doesn't solve anything at all, again, and no further clue is given about the Penguindrum, or the diary. As expected.

What it gives on the other hand is an insight on Tabuki's past. Obviously he has had a traumatizing past. Obviously Momoka saved him.
I was surprised about the backstory of his fngers and a bit disappointed it wasn't as I thought and he sacrificed them for the sake of making the diary predictions come true.

To be honest, I don't really know what to say about this episode, in the end, nothing really "important" happened, it was mostly an excuse to make a Tabuki episode.
There are still a few noticeable things in that episode.

- Yuri's tormentor was her father. Tabuki's one was his mother. I find that somewhat interesting.

- Kanba's badass. We still don't know what these men in black are but Kanba's badass!

- Only Himari's penguin seems to be somehow useful. Kanba's apparently think he should prioritize hiding his porn magazines over helping. On the other hand, Kanba always helps his penguin and I find that really adorable.

- Shoma is useless. When called for help he comes late and all he can do instead of taking everyone to the hospital is hug them. But it was pretty beautiful. (Especially since they're not all related)

(And last but not least, the endcard was beautiful and now I have found both of Lily Hoshino's Twitter accounts I can stalk all I want <3 And rejoice whenever she posts a fanart <3)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #27

I have completed my, technically, third re-watch of Tiger&Bunny. I still get teary quite often but still significantly less. Which is yet another proof that the writer of this thing may be godly.
Anyway, the crazy watchlist after the cut!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Do you have a fandom bias?

Pyro posted a blog post about her fandom bias, the small facts that can transform a show you're not interested in at all into a must watch.
She talked about hers and asked about ours, it actually made me think a lot so that post will be my answer.

The only problem is : I'm pretty sure I am forgetting things but it will have to do.

- Seiyuu
A good seiyuu cast can hold me through the most boring of shows. Almost. (Well, there are things that are beyond saving, even with my favorite seiyuu)
It did get me through Uraboku, which is everything but good, and on the other hand my fascination for people like Kamiya Hiroshi is the thing that made me start Angel Beats for example.
As such, it has good and bad sides.

- Yakuza
Sadly, this is the bias that is always, always used against me to make me read BL manga.
On the other hand, it made me discover stuff like Gokusen which I would NEVER have checked otherwise and became my favorite drama of all time (since both the manga and the anime version suffer from horrific art)

- Yuki Kajiura (and a few other composers)
In an anime I am very sensible to music and I can tell Yuki Kajiura or people like Sawano Hiroyuki are the composers as soon as I hear their music in an anime, a great soundtrack helps me finding the show enjoyable.
And if it wasn't for Yuki Kajiura I would never have checked Madoka or Fate/Zero.

- Sengoku Jidai
Rather than Sengoku Jidai I have developed over the years a soft spot for Akechi Mitsuhide, probably one of the less likeable warlord of the era and I feel obligated to watch every single anime featuring Sengoku Jidai in the hopes of seeing him.
And you have to admit the era has a lot of potential, in terms of battles, in terms of interesting politics and in terms of colorful characters.

- Narita Ryogho
I like this man and how he writes and how good and faithful the anime adapted from his works are. I'd watch anything if he's somehow involved. I'd watch anything if I know he's watching it as well. (Wouldn't have tried Tiger&Bunny if it wasn't for him, I'm forever grateful. And he's watching Fate/Zero and seeing him stay up so late to fanboy about it is adorable. I love Twitter) (AND I WANT A SECOND SEASON OF DURARARA!!) (AND ANOTHER ONE OF BACCANO!) (AND FOR HIS OTHER BOOKS TO BE ANIMATED!)

- Psychopaths
You probably already have noticed my love for, well, rather questionnable characters. Tell me there's one in something and I'm watching whatever you were recommending.

I don't even have that many. I thought I'd come to find many more considering the amount of stuff I watch. Oh well, guess I'll just blame curiosity.
Anyway, I'll ask the same question she did back in the days (because that post slept for quite some times in my drafts), what are YOUR fandom bias?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #26

One day I'll make a post about what's good in re-watching some anime. Because I'm currently re-watching Tiger&Bunny and can't stop discovering new things.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mawaru Penguindrum 17 - Penguins vs. Octopus(es)

After having spent the last 22 years free of any broken bones I had to go and break ... my pinky. Don't laugh, I know full well how ridiculous the whole situation is.

Beside, it's not like I should complain, there's much worse happening ...

But, back to the topic at hands. Let's start to make theories shall we?

The Takakura 
It's not like I have much to say on the subject this week. Just that we're once again kindly reminded of the fact that things may not be as they seem and it would take just a little push for everything to fall apart. Quite sad.
Second thing I have to note is how worried for the brothers I am. Strangely enough, I'm not at all worried for Himari, but the brothers are a completely different matter.

The evil couple

As we all thought, they're not really married because they love each other, mostly because they hate the same thing, mainly, the Takakura. And Tabuki isn't as nice as he seems to be. Quite obviously again. For that I'm not surprised.
At the same time, and surrounding them and Momoka, they introduced the concept of truth in this episode, and I think that's quite interesting.
I don't know what they really intended by mentionning that tidbit of information about Momoka being maybe not dead and then going on about truth, but I'm looking forward to the explanations (if explanations there will be)

Were other people noting the similarities between that episode and the whole flashback about Yuri? Did you notice they were building a strang tower? I'm almost ready to assume the elevator ride is going to Yuri's old appartment.
Fate is a circle, the place where ultimately everything started for Yuri is the place she has to finish everything. I still wonder where Tabuki stands in that thought.

The Penguindrum. 
And the secret has been revealed, quite obviously again, the diary is not the Penguindrum! Even though she didn't say it clearly, I think it's safe to assume the Penguindrum isn't the diary. But I still do think the diary is necessary to create an alternative to the current Penguindrum.
Because in my theory the Penguindrum is Shoma.

Which would make the most sense if you think about it. Remember, the Takakura mother only gave birth to ONE kid. In this episode Kanba said he couldn't when Boshi-sama mentionned who/what was the Penguindrum and I think he meant he couldn't sacrifice Shoma as long as there is an alternative to save Himari.
Which could also mean that, it's all Momoka's fault and that her Project M actually succeeded and that Shoma is the result.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kuuki's crazy anime watchlist corner desuu~ #25

For some reason, this seems to be quite a meager edition, it doesn't seem at all like a crazy watchlist anymore, what the hell did I miss?

Aside from that blogger worry, did you do something for Halloween? What was it?