Some Updates

Hi guys,

This blog has been a little quiet lately because this season is unfortunately, more or less relatively BL free (someone please prove me wrong! XD) and the Kuroko no Basuke fandom and news are relatively more or less cooling down right now. Of course, any news on the Kuroko no Basuke OVA will be distributed here first so do stay updated.

On labelling posts as NSFW:

I’ve read through each and every single comment and I understand the reasons for labelling certain posts as NSFW. However, I have decided not to do so for the very obvious reason: BL is NSFW to begin with in the first place. Let’s face it guys, even if I were to upload a relatively mild photo of Kuroko and Kagami kissing, it’s still pretty objectionable to be caught with that material in the workplace. Heck, even I would raise eyebrows if I saw my employees surfing a site with this:[gg]_Magi_-_07_[194B3667].mkv_snapshot_03.14_[2012.11.19_05.06.49]

And we’re just talking about Magi which is around “lukewarm” on the BL thermometer. So no, no labeling of NSFW because BL is already a category in general that is not safe for work and if you choose to explore a blog that states explicitly so during work, that’s your decision. I know that some of you have blogs or sites dedicated to BL as well and you have NSFW labels just like many other blogs. However, there are also many BL blogs which choose not to do so and I’m one of them. I have explained my reasoning and I hope that you can at least respect that and how I manage my blog.

On setting up a mini BL store of sorts:

I’ve received some great feedback through email and comments so I really do appreciate that! It’s still an idea that I’m mulling about and something that I’m definitely interested in pursuing. Do give me a while to formulate the request forms and all the administration to go with it.

On Magi:

I’ve decided to stop watching Magi as of now because personally, I feel that the enjoyment level of Magi depreciates when you watch each episode per week. (Unlike say, K or Kuroko no Basuke). I had a great blast watching Magi episodes within one sitting and I think that I will blog about Magi once the season ends. I’ll tell you what I’m crazy about:

Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun is the most enjoyable shoujo anime that I have watched since Kaichou wa Maid Sama. It was well-crafted, the gender power relations are about as egalitarian as it can get and the comedy is spot on. I die of laughter every single time I watch an episode and I WILL blog on this at a later date so keep your eyes out! Anything is better than that ridiculous Sukitte ii na yo. XD

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November 2012

So I just started this blog and it’s probably going to be awhile for me to build up my content and for it to even appear in google search I guess. So if this blog may seem rather dead… it’s not going to stay that way so do come back once in a while for new updates!

But just to give you a taste on what’s happening for the rest of November, these are the animes that I will be following and blogging about this season:

K: So I understand that all of yaoi-dom is mostly crying over this right now; however to be honest; I’m not as impressed with this anime as I should be. The plot direction seems rather haphazard and I’m rather turned off with the overt objectification of women in this anime (normalised in many shounen anime but that doesn’t make it tasteful). Though the plot is starting to pick up, the character developments are really starting to become intriguing and yaoiness is starting to kick in; I’m not holding my breath.

Erotic gaze + bitchslap = ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Magi:

I love this anime series probably because it appeals towards my sociological instincts and its portrayal of class-struggles and capitalist oppressions are practically begging to be analysed. Given that Magi is drawn by a female mangaka; she doesn’t really stand for all the bullshit/ 2 dimensional demeaning portrayals of females that is rather recurring in many other animes. Alibaba is really charming as the protagonist and there’s this natural and easy synergy that exist between the booby-loving magical kid, the spineless ex-prince who suddenly have a burst of character growth at the end of episode one, and the pink-haired beast-girl who kicks really really well.

And this of course, doesn’t hurt.

Shinsekai Yori: Haven’t watch it but this:

Gives this an instantaneous tick on the “must-watch” anime list.

The sensual butt-smacking/feeling doesn’t hurt either.

Looks to be a great season so far really.

Anyways, have a great November!