Before I get into this episode, I want to note some things about last episode
-I do agree that Ruka assaulted Juri mainly to make her angry at him. I mentioned the corrective rape aspect because Ruka is a (presumably) straight guy interfering with Juri’s crush on a girl and assaulting her to do so, Even if he does this knowing he’s not gonna be with her, there are still nasty undertones, and him forcing himself on her knowing her orientation is still reminiscent of that, since I have no doubt he wishes she weren’t gay.
-The end result of Ruka’s actions mean shit. He may have forced her to confront her feelings about Shiori, but he traumatized her deeply to do so. The good easily outweighs the bad. It is also mega-entitled of him to do all this because he believes he knows what’s best for Juri, and to shit on Shiori to do it. Again, he’s a straight guy interfering with a lesbian because he thinks he knows better than her and can free her from her girl crush. Gross.
nineteenninetyonenostalgia said: I saw your last post about Ami/Usagi's first meetings being structured like a romance and so I wanted to ask if, in your opinion, Ami does like Usagi romantically in any way? I got that vibe quite a bit from Crystal and even PGSM, but I don't recall if it was there in the manga and am pretty sure it was either absent of severely downplayed in the original anime? Or could her reactions in say Crystal ep 2 be more to do with finding a true friend finally?
Ami and Usagi were definitely gayer in Crystal than in the manga (and first meeting in the original anime) and PGSM Ami was OFF THE CHARTS gay for Usagi. I def think you can read queer crushin’ into how Usagi and Ami are interacting as well as saying it’s joy over finding a true friend! There’s a ton of stuff there, and that’s great! Usagi is pretty much in love with everyone and is going to get married to them all, and everyone loves her back.
Rei and Usagi though, if they keep it like the manga (and later parts of the anime)- you interpret that shit as anything other than gay as hell, you’re pretty much fooling yourself.
bluecrystaloverlord said: Currently at episode 22 of YuYu Hakusho, my favourite character is Botan, do you approve?
I do approve! My favorite character was Genkai (closely followed by Kuwabara), but Botan is hella awesome and cute and definitely up there for me too. That girl could rock suspenders.
pagodrink said: I recently discovered in a video that some game developers, developing "Final Fight", didn't want to get flack from Feminist groups about the game, which is a beat'em up where one of the enemies are women, so they made the character trans* to avoid contorversy. Which I think is really gross. If you want to get full information, The video is called "Final Fight - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Two Best Friends Play (Matt)" and this information starts at 2:26
That does sound really gross and horrible-as well as pointless- as any decent feminist worth their salt is going to be just as concerned about treatment and portrayal of trans people, especially trans women, as they are of cis women. It would be nice if they had added the character for more representation (though obviously it would be better to have a hero as well as a villian), but that reasoning is disgusting and is treating trans women like they aren’t real women.
Trans women actually face a HUGE amount of violence too and are much more likely to murdered and more disproportionately abused than cis women or even trans men, so they SHOULD get flack from feminist groups for making a decision like that. Violence against trans women is a huge problem.
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Haha don’t worry about it, I generally don’t keep track of my follower count and I definitely don’t track whether individual people follow me very often (like sometimes if I’m visiting someone’s blog, I’ll wonder and check, but it’s very rare). Thanks so much for continuing to follow my blog :)
mom really wanted me to come along with her to this resort, and the room is very nice looking and all but the internet here SUCKS and i want to rewatch SM Crystal, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO IN A WORLD WHERE I CAN’T DO THAT
PREVIOUSLY ON REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA… (is that the first time we’ve gotten one of those)
Now you see why I feel bad for Shiori. Ruka made himself the center of her world, and then dropped her like trash. She genuinely does have feelings for him. She’s so friggin’ distraught and despairing over this that she publically humiliates herself (and he shows no compassion) and breaks down sobbing in front of everyone.