Goggles, not Labels – Feminism and Good Writing in [Anime]

Originally posted on Geekorner-Geekulture.:
The following questions were taken from my Ask.fm page, and in both of them the question is posed in a way that seeks to apply a certain label to anime, and I answer that it’s hard,…

Goggles, not Labels – Feminism and Good Writing in [Anime]

Originally posted on Geekorner-Geekulture.:
The following questions were taken from my Ask.fm page, and in both of them the question is posed in a way that seeks to apply a certain label to anime, and I answer that it’s hard,…

The Rose of Versailles: Oscar & the Woman’s Game

Originally posted on Mage in a Barrel:
If you sit between two worlds, are you really part of either of them? Both will make their claims on you, no matter how you resist. Such is the uncomfortable place Oscar François de…

The Rose of Versailles: Oscar & the Woman’s Game

Originally posted on Mage in a Barrel:
If you sit between two worlds, are you really part of either of them? Both will make their claims on you, no matter how you resist. Such is the uncomfortable place Oscar François de…

Sex is a Social Construct

Originally posted on TAL9000:
Editing Note, May 1, 2012: This post is highly problematic, especially in regards to transnormative prescriptiveness, and not questioning the racism in the term “gender abolitionist”). I’ve made a few edits to it to, um, slightly…

Sex is a Social Construct

Originally posted on TAL9000:
Editing Note, May 1, 2012: This post is highly problematic, especially in regards to transnormative prescriptiveness, and not questioning the racism in the term “gender abolitionist”). I’ve made a few edits to it to, um, slightly…

Maria the Virgin Witch and Compulsory Sexuality

Originally posted on Rose's Turn:
Trigger Warning for discussions of sexual violence. 2015 in anime started off right, with an unusually strong winter season. The winter season is usually the dumping-ground for bad light-novel adaptations and harem fanservice, and…

Maria the Virgin Witch and Compulsory Sexuality

Originally posted on Rose's Turn:
Trigger Warning for discussions of sexual violence. 2015 in anime started off right, with an unusually strong winter season. The winter season is usually the dumping-ground for bad light-novel adaptations and harem fanservice, and…

Brief Thoughts on How We Talk About Shots

Originally posted on deneb!:
Here’s something very brief about how we talk about the interplay of art and craft in the cinematic shot. I suppose this can be considered a less interesting follow-up to something I wrote, two years ago,…

Brief Thoughts on How We Talk About Shots

Originally posted on deneb!:
Here’s something very brief about how we talk about the interplay of art and craft in the cinematic shot. I suppose this can be considered a less interesting follow-up to something I wrote, two years ago,…

Snapshot of a Human: Reflections on Death Parade

Originally posted on Mage in a Barrel:
Could you be an arbiter? “Where am I? Who am I?” “You’re an arbiter, made to judge the souls of human beings. The game you will use? One known as life, capable of…

Snapshot of a Human: Reflections on Death Parade

Originally posted on Mage in a Barrel:
Could you be an arbiter? “Where am I? Who am I?” “You’re an arbiter, made to judge the souls of human beings. The game you will use? One known as life, capable of…

A brief history of same-sex relationships in China

Originally posted on The Macaronis:
China has a long history of tolerance towards homosexuality, beginning from the first references to same-sex relationships in the records of the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th centuries BC) and ending (after a rather shaky period from…

A brief history of same-sex relationships in China

Originally posted on The Macaronis:
China has a long history of tolerance towards homosexuality, beginning from the first references to same-sex relationships in the records of the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th centuries BC) and ending (after a rather shaky period from…