Oooku movie and shonen manga

  • Jul. 30th, 2010 at 3:39 AM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
Oh, people look what [personal profile] beyourwings gave me:

Oooku's trailer! Low quality, filmed at some screening apparently, but you can get the picture.

Edit for second trailer: [ profile] suikascented shared a HQ trailer here:

Commenting with spoilers for Oooku's 1st volume ) I'm scared of some of that acting, but apparently is very close to the manga. I wonder how Yoshinaga must feel right now. Seriously, it looks awesome.

Now, on shonen manga:

Fairy Tail: General thoughts on the manga )

Kinda messy comments on the plot: Spoilers and comments up to chapter 150 )

ETA for spoilers to 155: Spoilers relevant to this post )

Reborn: Pst. You know, it's pretty funny how Reborn's fandom can make an uberly dreadful chapter way more fun. If I ever doubted this manga was all about its fandom.

Jul. 23rd, 2010

  • 4:50 AM
la_vie_noire: (Utena-orz)
I owe people lots of icons (yeah, that means you, Yuri!), so I was just making them when my computer turned off by itself. And I didn't save anything. Then I got pissed and started coloring Adelheid again because I wanted an icon and apparently coloring her makes me happy.

So there:

Suzuki Adelheid. Lineart by Akira Amano, from a chapter where the art was particularly pretty
la_vie_noire: (TYL!Yama - wait and see)
World Cup's over (for me because at least people here are more quiet about it) and things go back to the normal: Reborn resumes with deux-ex-machina for its background, and its fandom keeps being as misogynist as usual.


Reborn 297 )

Jun. 24th, 2010

  • 7:05 PM
la_vie_noire: (TYL!Yama - wait and see)
Okay, first of all, I'm still very damn sorry I cannot answer most comments.

Reborn 295 )
la_vie_noire: (Utena-orz)
People, first of all, I need to go on hiatus badly. Let's just say I have a Biochemistry final the 22th and I have been slacking like there is no tomorrow. I shouldn't look at mi computer until then. Like not even pass in front of it. But since I know you are laughing now (if you aren't, why aren't you?), I will just say that if you see me here, kick me. Please.

Thank you, Reborn, for delaying my hiatus with your emotional manipulation!

Reborn 293 actual chapter. My heart will go on )

I think a two weeks hiatus will be good for me if I can get aways from this (meaning Reborn's) fadom. Yes, because apparently I don't have enough with LJ's fandom, I also spend my free time roaming in fanboys-dominated forums. Why? Because you should know by now I'm a masochist. I just do the weirdest shit to myself.

Jun. 9th, 2010

  • 3:30 PM
la_vie_noire: (Utena-orz)
.........Why, Reborn. Why when I just have to study for finals. So not funny.

Reborn 293 )

Have some... Shitt P.

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 7:09 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
I have been coloring a lot. Also, I do a lot of Reborn because Amano's style is easier for me. God knows I have tried other things, but they never go as well as Reborn's coloring.

When I previously colored this pic, I did it in icon form, so it was pretty small. So here, it was fun coloring her:


Shitt P. coloring under the cut )

Also, this is the original pic. I still don't understand what the hell is under the scanlation's text. So don't blame me because that doesn't make sense.

Humanity, how you made me... arg

  • Jun. 3rd, 2010 at 4:43 PM
la_vie_noire: (Clare-killing)
If you are going to pretend that stereotypes aren't something extremely ugly and insulting when used on minorities who are devalued in a society dominated by people who love to discriminate against them... well, I have nothing. You know you aren't being naive.


The problem with some anti-rape campaigns is they they "show women naked, and they make men think more of sex, and that's bloody stupid". Please kindly kill humanity, thank you. Apparently, men can't look at women's skin without wanting to rape women.

Also, something I totally forgot to quote due to rage is the truly good critique Cara does to that poster:

On the one hand, I really, really love the focus on affirmative consent rather than passive consent or the lack of a “no.” I’m frankly tired of “no means no.” I hate the idea that someone has to say no to get someone to stop touching them, rather than say yes before someone feels the right to touch them in the first place. I like that the poster actually defines consent as the presence of a yes rather than the absence of some kind of revocation of consent that is otherwise constantly presumed to be present. “She didn’t say no” is an incredibly repulsive defense[*], and one that seems to only be growing in popularity and acceptability. It’s very important to combat that.

On the other hand, I find the “no entry” symbol and further pun regarding “entry” in the text to be glib and all around off-putting. Rape isn’t about “entry,” it’s about violation, and that can take many forms. And it really just seems like the wrong time for sexual innuendo and wordplay.

Further, while I don’t find the image to be overtly sexual, that doesn’t mean I don’t find it objectifying. I’m tired of seeing women’s bodies detached from their person, women being represented by their bodies rather than their faces, and women’s bodies just all around being used as symbols rather than treated like they belong to us. I’m tired of the idea that if we don’t show a face, it’ll be more universal — personally, I think that showing a face is a much better reminder that women are people, with thoughts, and feelings, and minds of our own. Beyond that, if we are going to use women’s body parts as representations for women, I’m tired of seeing the same precisely shaped body parts over and over again. I’m tired of the idea that only a thin woman with a flat stomach and no cellulite is “good looking enough” to be raped. And while I think that it would have been just as problematic, if not more so, to feature a woman of color in this kind of disembodied, headless, and objectified position, it is incredibly frustrating and disturbing that white women are so persistently presented as the only real victims of rape.

*Because you know how all people can say "no" or even consent. Heck, some rapists even look for people who can't consent (drunk, unconscious, disabled people) to rape.


Reborn fandom, as every fucking week of my life; fuck you you and your misogyny. Thank you.

Dear Reborn. Spoilers for latest chapters )

May. 14th, 2010

  • 11:12 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Via Kynn: Glee wins GLAAD award when it fails epically with its transmisogyny. And the comments at ONTD feminism brings the derailment to the house.


I'm in a Reborn's mood thanks to the latest chapter (I'm easy, okay) and was about to make icons of these. But then I liked them too much in this size I guess.

So have some Suzuki Adelheid's coloring, soon to be icons maybe:

Cut for your convenience )

Why do I even bother?

  • Apr. 10th, 2010 at 5:27 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Reborn 284 spoilers or Oh fandom and manga, you fail so much it's not even funny )

ETA: Also, some day, someone, not me, has to write something about young girls and what they get from shonen manga, which is much more mainstream and, most of the time, more popular than shoujo manga. KHR is a good example of this, I have seen Japanese fans said that girls make 80% of KHR readers. And see, young girls may go for bishonen in these kind of manga, but the message they always get is this: cis men are the only valid and idolized identities; only relationship between men are worthy; women are sexual objects and not much more; only men can be powerful and admired, etc. Young boys? Get exactly the same thing. And this is just because people love the, "but this is a shonen manga!!" argument. As if there is no such a thing as sexism in this industry.

Racefail 2010 has arrived. Why

  • Mar. 25th, 2010 at 4:33 PM
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
And it starts with the upcoming liveaction movie of Bleach by WB. (See link for comments of white people saying they don't care about Asian actors because Bleach is not that Japanese anyway.)

Seriously, white people. Seriously. The day you understand that race relations aren't something relative... it will be... for fucks sake, it will never come.

ETA: Okay, I will word it better. White people? Go fuck yourself. Hard. This show doesn't need Asian actors? What. Nothing distinctive? I mean, what about the fact that IT'S A JAPANESE SHOW AND WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATING EVERYTHING NOT WHITE SINCE THEY STARTED COLONIZING COUNTRIES CENTURIES AGO, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.

Daughter of ETA 1: Also, notice how white westerns are there to define what is or isn't Japanese/Asian/POC. Most of them who only have been exposed to those cultures by media. Ah, white privilege.

That's all. I'm also working for the winner of my [ profile] help_chile's bid. So will be kinda busy.

Spoilers for Reborn 283:

Ranting, as always and coloring )
la_vie_noire: (TYL!Yama - wait and see)
No wonder there are never new females characters in Reborn. This fandom is misogynistic as hell.

Reborn 283 )

So I can finally get this done

  • Mar. 14th, 2010 at 7:15 PM
la_vie_noire: (TYL!Yama - wait and see)
I should be studying, but you all know that already.

More icons, and I can finally work on something else:


18 icons of TYL!Yamamoto )

ETA: Boy, I forgot about two. OTL


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