dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

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dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (MoL feet by ameyadevi)
Because Tatta Hitotsu No Koi has finished and I spoiled myself (I was literally clicking ‘refresh’ on several pages that would have mention of the ending on a loop of ‘refresh’ like a psycho) and know how it ends and can binge, I’ve been continuing in my watch (and also because [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 write the best meta). Mind you, I am still on episode 5.

First off, I have to say, this show has really made me fall for Kame. Granted, I still want to force-feed him several large fatty dinners in a row, but OMG. Not only is he pretty, but he can act amazingly well. And is very expressive and subtle. Yay. Does he have any more dramas coming up? And I am definitely watching Sapuri just for him (and also because I saw posters for it when I was in Tokyo, so this will be cool). And I really must get back to Nobuta Wo Produce when I am less tired and can follow things.

Rambly meta, ep 5 centric but with spoilers for the whole thing. )

In other drama news, I’ve been continuing with my watch of Magicians of Love. I am about three and a half eps in, and it continues to be mushy and awesome. And Yasu/Xiao Bei are totally OTP and the best thing about it they don’t realize it yet.

Squeeing rambling on MoL )

I have also been reading, off-and-on, manga Kare First Love. It’s a very shoujo ten volume manga. It’s actually a bit low key despite all the potential melodrama. The geeky unattractive girl who is actually pretty when remade, evil ‘best friend’ and playboy gorgeous guy who is actually a photographer with angsty family? More cliché than cliché, not too much drama, and the proposal at the end is sort of tooth-ache inducing, but I still couldn’t help mainlining it like heroin. Maybe because I am a sucker for fluffy shoujo, or maybe because it’s so darn cute and sweet and pretty.



More pretty behind cut )
dangermousie: (MoL feet by ameyadevi)
Because Tatta Hitotsu No Koi has finished and I spoiled myself (I was literally clicking ‘refresh’ on several pages that would have mention of the ending on a loop of ‘refresh’ like a psycho) and know how it ends and can binge, I’ve been continuing in my watch (and also because [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 write the best meta). Mind you, I am still on episode 5.

First off, I have to say, this show has really made me fall for Kame. Granted, I still want to force-feed him several large fatty dinners in a row, but OMG. Not only is he pretty, but he can act amazingly well. And is very expressive and subtle. Yay. Does he have any more dramas coming up? And I am definitely watching Sapuri just for him (and also because I saw posters for it when I was in Tokyo, so this will be cool). And I really must get back to Nobuta Wo Produce when I am less tired and can follow things.

Rambly meta, ep 5 centric but with spoilers for the whole thing. )

In other drama news, I’ve been continuing with my watch of Magicians of Love. I am about three and a half eps in, and it continues to be mushy and awesome. And Yasu/Xiao Bei are totally OTP and the best thing about it they don’t realize it yet.

Squeeing rambling on MoL )

I have also been reading, off-and-on, manga Kare First Love. It’s a very shoujo ten volume manga. It’s actually a bit low key despite all the potential melodrama. The geeky unattractive girl who is actually pretty when remade, evil ‘best friend’ and playboy gorgeous guy who is actually a photographer with angsty family? More cliché than cliché, not too much drama, and the proposal at the end is sort of tooth-ache inducing, but I still couldn’t help mainlining it like heroin. Maybe because I am a sucker for fluffy shoujo, or maybe because it’s so darn cute and sweet and pretty.



More pretty behind cut )
dangermousie: (MoL feet by ameyadevi)
Because Tatta Hitotsu No Koi has finished and I spoiled myself (I was literally clicking ‘refresh’ on several pages that would have mention of the ending on a loop of ‘refresh’ like a psycho) and know how it ends and can binge, I’ve been continuing in my watch (and also because [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 write the best meta). Mind you, I am still on episode 5.

First off, I have to say, this show has really made me fall for Kame. Granted, I still want to force-feed him several large fatty dinners in a row, but OMG. Not only is he pretty, but he can act amazingly well. And is very expressive and subtle. Yay. Does he have any more dramas coming up? And I am definitely watching Sapuri just for him (and also because I saw posters for it when I was in Tokyo, so this will be cool). And I really must get back to Nobuta Wo Produce when I am less tired and can follow things.

Rambly meta, ep 5 centric but with spoilers for the whole thing. )

In other drama news, I’ve been continuing with my watch of Magicians of Love. I am about three and a half eps in, and it continues to be mushy and awesome. And Yasu/Xiao Bei are totally OTP and the best thing about it they don’t realize it yet.

Squeeing rambling on MoL )

I have also been reading, off-and-on, manga Kare First Love. It’s a very shoujo ten volume manga. It’s actually a bit low key despite all the potential melodrama. The geeky unattractive girl who is actually pretty when remade, evil ‘best friend’ and playboy gorgeous guy who is actually a photographer with angsty family? More cliché than cliché, not too much drama, and the proposal at the end is sort of tooth-ache inducing, but I still couldn’t help mainlining it like heroin. Maybe because I am a sucker for fluffy shoujo, or maybe because it’s so darn cute and sweet and pretty.



More pretty behind cut )

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