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Prelude to the study of lust objects – eternal courtship, attention, and egotism

Vrai’s comment has inspired me to write about the real-life modern sexual and emotional climate that produces some of the noteworthy new shows on which I report. To understand where I am going with a somewhat Manospherian analysis of lust … Continue reading

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Kill la Kill! should come with a Trigger warning …

Kill la Kill! should come with a Trigger warning –

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If you’re addicted to analyzing fiction, you can still have fun analyzing it on the meta-level even though you don’t enjoy it on the entertainment level.

I have been taking some time to re-connect with the really important things in life … like cuteness. Gaikokumaniakku claims: I’m going to keep watching, even though I’ve pretty much given up hope of extracting entertainment from it as a … Continue reading

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The etymology, phonetics, and linguistics of “Nyanpasu!” could be considered funky

I presume that many of the readers of this blog have adopted the greeting “Nyanpasu!” from Non Non Biyori. The director says that this fictional greeting was inspired by Dr. Slump (full source below): --主要キャラクターの宮内れんげのせりふ「にゃんぱすー」はどういう意味があるのですか? 小学1年生が考えた「おはこんばんちわ」的な(笑い)、いろいろなときに対応できるあいさつです。また、れんげというキャラクターは1年生ですが、いろんな意味でませています。知識も多彩で通知表もオール5です。 What’s the meaning of … Continue reading

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Ero-kawaii Moe (萌), pro-sex feminism, and the respectable women of patriarchal cultures

Westerners who long for a revival of patriarchy might hope to see a day when brides no longer engage in pre-marital sex, but rather approach the altar as virgins. I will argue that while moe might promote patriarchy in a … Continue reading

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