Earlier today it was brought to my attention that “the blood and violence in Killing Stalking is because of a thing that’s called BDSM” in a comment in the yaoi Amino and I just… I can’t, okay? I can’t let these misconceptions be a thing anymore. I’ve done this for each Fifty Shades movie that has come out up until now, so I’m gonna do it again for Killing Stalking. Now get into your seats and quiet down, because class is in session.
Yuri!!! On Ice was met gemak de meest populaire anime van het 2016 herfst seizoen. Zelfs voordat de BL ondertonen werden verwisseld voor overtonen wist de serie zich goed te onderscheiden van andere sport- en BL anime. Maar wat maakt Yuri!!! On Ice nou zo uniek tegenover de andere anime van zijn soort(en), en hoe kunnen deze trends anime in iets nieuws veranderen?
Een fujoshi (letterlijk: rot meisje) is een fan van yaoi met een vrouwelijke identiteit. Zo’n 80% van het yaoi fandom bestaat uit deze fujoshi. Al jaren wordt er geloofd dat alle fujoshi heteroseksuele meisjes zijn die geanimeerde homoporno kijken voor hun eigen genot, maar niets is minder waar. Slechts 50-60% van fujoshi heeft een heteroseksuele identiteit; veel minder dan in de gemiddelde samenleving.
For the final post I would have to make for my college mandated blogging assignment, I planned a big post about the discovery of my own identity. I mentioned in my about text that I would like to finally put to easy, clear words who I am. That post is now a disjointed draft that’s trying to make 6 different points at the same time while also not really going anywhere. That post will have to remain in my drafts for a while longer.
I’m not leaving, though! I haven’t run out of ideas for this blog yet, and without the limitations my college imposes on me I might even be able to go all-out even further once summer vacation starts. For this “final” post, I’d just like to talk about what running this blog has meant for me so far.
Last year, there was a shooting incident at LGBT+ bar Pulse in Orlando, Florida. The bar belongs to a woman whose brother has died from AIDS and intended for it to be a safe space for all people like his brother. Comic publishers DC Comics and IDW reacted to this horrible act of violence with Love is Love; an anthology comic featuring the famous characters of DC.
The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando. Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics—DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world. All material has been kindly donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families. Be a part of an historic comics event! It doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is you love.
-IDW Publishing, 2016
I learned about the existence of yuri at about the same time I got into yaoi. However, I didnt get into it until fairly recently. Of course I’d given reading the odd Harley/Ivy femslash fan fic a shot, but the writing never really grabbed me in the same way the writing for most m/m relationships in fan fiction did. Then, years later, a friend of mine recommended Saburouta’s Citrus to me, and it changed the way I looked at lesbians in pop culture and fandom.
We probably all know this by now. Superman is absolutely overpowered and there’s nothing he can’t do. However, he has one weakness. Something that could generally be considered his Kryptonite. You know, Kryptonite.
Kryptonite is usually a green, glowing piece of rock that keeps Superman from doing anything that makes him special. No flight, no super strength, no heat vision; just regular ol’ Clark Kent. What you maybe didn’t know is that Kryptonite comes in many different kinds and colors that have different effects him. Put simply, Green Kryptonite makes Superman weak, Red Kryptonite makes Superman angry and Pink Kryptonite makes Superman gay.
Fan art has become an integral part of fan and pop culture in the last 10 years. Drawings, comics, fiction, entire alternative universes are being created more than ever.
Derivative fan works are especially popular with LGBT+ fans, who use their creativity to bend the existing property into something they can relate to. Today I’ll be talking to one of those artists.
Joris Habraken is a gay, multi-disciplinary artist who has been active in fandom for years. His art is vibrant, poppy, cute, and, most important for this interview: derived from pieces of modern popular culture.