la_vie_noire: Antoinette Ataro smiling (Antoinette Ataro felicidad)
Have any of you read Witchcraft Works by Mizunagi Ryuu? Heck, let me rephrase it, have you ever read a manga like that?

I think you should. Read it now, I mean.

She is stoic, cool, and the most popular girl at school. He is the awkward, unpopular and shy "regular boy." She is way taller also. He has never talked to her until the day she saves him from supernatural forces and declares he is her princess and her mission is to protect him. I know you have read shoujo like this a thousand times before. Just never with those gender pronouns.

Spoilers are... AWESOME )

I have no idea how this will go, but man.

Two completely different things

  • Aug. 6th, 2011 at 3:58 PM
la_vie_noire: Antoinette Ataro smiling (Antoinette Ataro felicidad)
You know, people, I'm really really grateful to have you all, you know what I mean. I'm fine now, everything is stable. By now.


I didn't think I would see the day CLAMP would continue with a hiatused manga of them.

Dot dot dot II of the day

  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 2:15 AM
la_vie_noire: (Era una bruja)
You know there is something deeply wrong with the world when a manga like Maiden Rose (hardcore yaoi with RAPE as a mean of love) has kind of subtle references to Umberto Eco's The Name of The Rose.

I mean, seriously?


  • Jun. 30th, 2011 at 3:36 AM
la_vie_noire: Yuuko, smoking and looking pensive (Yuuko thinking)
I hate TV tropes so much.

I should be studying with all my being, but look at me.


Spoilers for the end of XXXholic, Rou, etc. )

Claymore 114

  • Apr. 23rd, 2011 at 12:36 PM
la_vie_noire: (Claymore4 Rachel and Audrey)
Yes. I have free time. Rejoice.

Spoilers are predictable, but not disappointing )


Two things

  • Mar. 13th, 2011 at 3:19 PM
la_vie_noire: (Anthy flower)
[personal profile] sanguinity has an amazing post: Settler Colonialism and the Imagined Indigenous Viewpoint.


I just read all scanlated out there of Sasameki Koto and found it most delightful. Does someone has good yuri manga/lesbian fiction (reading material, I have no Internet for anything else, sadly) to recommend?

Gunjo, Nakamura Ching

  • Feb. 15th, 2011 at 5:36 AM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
Kanata recommended it here.

And I can't say much about it because I'm sleepy and my brain isn't working. But it's AMAZING.

Premise: Lesbian woman kills the abusive husband of the straight woman she loves because the latter asks her to do it. Long story: THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS. Really, really complex. (I will try to talk about it later because it sure has some amazing themes.)
la_vie_noire: (Stop with the idiocy)
Oh, please. Enough is enough.

This manga is shitty. Very shitty. If you ever felt compelled to give it a chance for something I said, just don't. I couldn't bear the guilt.

... Hello

  • Jan. 12th, 2011 at 11:36 PM
la_vie_noire: (Boscoe Holder)
I just want to say that, even with all its problems (that aren't exactly dismissible), Eden: it's an endless world is really a manga of a very rare kind. The kind of: "we are talking about social issues like imperialism, racism, classism, inequality in distribution of resources from an structural point of view here!" and also it's filled with full-rounded brown characters. It has a good, complex plot carried pretty well too. So if you can stand gore, graphic sex, dystopia and depressive situations, and a good dose of disgusting fail (sorry); I guess is worth to give it a try. I don't know if I would rec it to everybody. Heck, I don't want to be blamed for it. But I would rec it to some.

So have some Loji's covers:

Cut for pics that could be considered spoilering )

That's all. Nothing more to see here.
la_vie_noire: (Claymore9 standing)
You know, I don't think I will find something more fit for representing the, "when it's good, it's damn good; but when it's bad, it's EXTREMELY HORRIBLE" quote than this manga.

Commentary on vol 18. The Spam has come to an end. )

Eden: it's an endless world! Vol 9.

  • Jan. 8th, 2011 at 7:11 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
Dude, Gundam 00! Now I know where you got all of your political progressive themes! I think I can guess where this is going thanks to G00! (The similarities are just too much; obviously the quality gap is also too big, Eden never simplified the way Gundam did.)

Actual spoilers:

Cut for actual spoilers of vol 9 )


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