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I was checking MangaFox's update page, and saw a series called Neko no Koi listed. Naturally, I'll check out anything that has to do with cats, so I click. Bonus: it's BL. Double bonus: it takes place in Kyoto. I'm pretty excited about that, so I start reading. And.

Well, first of all, the scanlator used Electroharmonix to represent a traditional Japanese storefront sign. In my opinion, fonts like that are pretty offensive to begin with, but I could at least give it a pass if this were some kind of acid neon dystopian future Tokyo. For a traditional Kyoto machiya? Um no, what the hell.

But, I thought, maybe I'm being a little too sensitive.

And then it got so much worse.

"You jez told them that it warn't too sweet."

"'Cawse it is, this 'ere shop has been passed down for six generations." (That first word is supposed to represent "of course", btw.)

"If'n you sit dere, your kimono'll git dirty."

"Imma always be wit'chu, Chii."

WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS THIS. YOU FAIL. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200. YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR GET OUT OF FAIL FREE CARD. I almost don't know which is more offensive, the idea that all Kansai-jin talk like Cletus the Slack-jawed Yokel trying to teach himself AAVE, or that, even if the analogy were accurate, this is still a complete failure of an attempt to write out a dialect. NO ONE on the entire planet talks like that. Oh, and the extra brain-numbing bonus? All four of those lines come from the same character. Just seriously, I don't even.

In far less ragey news, Shounen Maid broke into the top 500 at MangaFox. It was within the top 200 before OneManga closed, then it got pushed back to like 8000. Anyway, chapter 6 is here or here.
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omg WHY do I read yahoo news comments????????? The whole place is a fucking cesspool. I pray to God that this is not an accurate representation of the U.S.
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Holy clusterfuck:

This pretty much encapsulates everything I hate about [ profile] sf_drama. (Yes, I've deleted my membership, but I still keep looking whyyyyyyy.) Notice how anyone pointing out facts like, no, 'otaku' does not mean 'serial killer', gets immediately shot down for racism and cultural appropriation, while everything [ profile] hontou says is untouchable because she is really Japanese! Really really, except for the fact that she's actually just a disgustingly overprivileged white girl with a bad case of yellow fever. Of the three things that sf_d hates the most (privilege, cultural appropriation, and weeaboos*), she's the worst offender, but because the Alpha Posters Who Must Not Be Contradicted made up their minds in the beginning that she's an oppressed minority aghrsfghahertaheurt I can't even form any more words.

While "hive mind" is usually a term used by idiots who get their asses handed to them en masse on sf_d, it really is true. You can not dissent from the majority opinion unless you yourself are an Alpha Poster. Anyone who tries will be immediately buried under the latest sociological buzzwords, no matter how reasonable their view is. I don't like what you have to say? Never mind a response that requires actual thought, I'll just pull out "tone argument" and be the automatic winner. And then all the Alpha Posters will have a big circle jerk about how much better they are than those other people who dare not have the same opinions as them. If you're wondering how one becomes an Alpha Poster, it's of course by dogpiling others under the latest sociological buzzwords.

SF_D can be a great source of information, not to mention entertaining drama, but yeah, soooooo had it with the "you must think like us or else" popularity bullshit.

(I'll admit that I did laugh heartily at a "Japanese" person telling an(other) American how horrible they were for appropriating a Japanese word.)

*Note, of course, that if you are an Alpha Poster, it's perfectly fine to like anime and J-Pop. Anyone else who has so much as eaten sushi is a weeaboo.
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As you may or may not have heard, Focus on sucking Republican cock the Family is going to air an anti-choice ad during the Superbowl. If you think this is a load of bullshit, fill out a complaint form here, and let CBS know that you won't be watching any part of the Superbowl if this ad airs. (Even if you weren't planning on watching it in the first place.)


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