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shadowpsykie ([personal profile] shadowpsykie) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-04 09:13 pm

Some what Self Promotion

1 Image From Astonishing X-Men #2 (Whedon and Cassady's run)

Posting a link to my blog discussing Joss Whedon, Feminism and Astonishing X-Men

[personal profile] salinea was interested in reading about it and I thought maybe a few of you might be interested as well.

i tried to do the class justice, i hope i succeeded at least in part.

the discussions were really lively, and the only thing about it that i was disappointed about was that it was too damned short :D

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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-11-05 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Is seme/uki still a big thing too?
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
It goes with one another doesn't it. >_
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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-11-05 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. Yes, but I was wondering if the seme/uki dynamic was still such a dominant interpretation of relationships more generally. In slash media fandom, the top/bottom relationship has been pretty thoroughly challenged, for example. Not top/bottom isn't still a thing.
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not entirely certain, maybe not for every anime/manga fandom, but it's still a very large influence.

And it's still very much in effect in everything published yaoi/BL.
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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-11-05 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
To each their own, I guess. I always liked yuri better anyway.
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
there's been some excellent yuri anime lately then :p
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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-11-05 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't been a consistent anime viewer in a long time. Any recs?
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto were both very good.
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
.... harder to find in anime.

I liked the way the recent n°6 handled the main characters' relationship, though you'll have to take into consideration the fact that the plot, and especially its ending, was very lacking.

Most other anime series are, err, kinda rapey. Or they're slash baits without being canon m/m.

Err, i guess there's always X.
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-07 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
X isn't yaoi as such. At least in so far as yaoi usually describes a work that is romance / porn. But err, yeah, I guess describing it as having gay theme is more correct.

Even more so of Tokyo Babylon, its prequel, (though that's manga, not anime - I'd reccomend reading the Tokyo Babylon manga, then checking out the X anime series actually).
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-08 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
i just want a good animated gay movie with just enough sex to be border line porn let still have good story elements...
well good luck with that. Most animated gay movies are mostly porn with story elements that aren't all that good. Junjou Romantica is decent if you ignore the Rape is Love in the first scene, Sukiskyo is also decent enough if a bit weird; and of the porn-y OAV I've seen I think Winter Cicada was the one with the most decent plot. Oh, and Close the Last Door though it's barely the beginning of the story that only got to be animated.
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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-11-06 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks, I'll check these out!
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[personal profile] salinea 2011-11-05 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)

It's yaoi manga/dojinshi thing. Every male gay couple is seen through the lens of one being a top, the other being a bottom. Everyone. Always. There are only very few exceptions (in published manga), and as far as manga & anime fandoms, it sheds a large influence in how people write them.

I love D/s dynamics in my couples, but that shit gets tiresome fast.