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WHY AREN’T THERE ANY MAGICAL BOY SERIES
Because Magical Girl series’ were originally made for girls to help them with growing up and give them healthy, realistic representations of the emotional struggle of being a young teen girl and becoming a woman.
There are barely any magical boys series’ because boys already have hundreds upon hundreds of coming of age stories readily available to them.
I understand the yearning to see pretty boys have beautifully animated transformation sequences and the like but yeah.
It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.
But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog.
- Male Otaku mad about Free! because its brilliant and accurate on so many levels (via shotalita)
This nailed my anger at the whole Brony phenomenon perfectly, yo.
I only just heard about a teen girl being harassed with rape threats because she spoke up about the triggery “Princess Molestia” meme rampant in the fandom. I think this post is very relevant.
This! This nails what makes me so uncomfortable about brony stuff. I don’t care if guys like “girl” things. What bothers me is how they move into a female space and take it over and make it all about their dicks, then act offended when women get uncomfortable with it. They cannot imagine a space that they can’t co-opt and make their own.
BUT they also can’t imagine women having their own space OR invading a “male” space like comic books or science fiction. Jesus fucking christ, dudes, could we women get a little fucking space?
Yup, Free! was made for women. It’s the first such show that I know that has no pretensions of being for guys too. But some idiot guys (for whom about 978562thousand such shows are made with female characters by the way) act like it’s the end of their world. Why? Because it has guys with good, but still atainable bodies, yes.
But most importantly: Because for once it does not even pretend to cater to their pathetic, spoiled, entitled asses.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Sailor Moon’s influence on kids, primarily little girls, and how it reminded us all that no matter what anyone says, we can still be just as strong as anyone else. We can fight for justice using glitter, ribbons, and the power of friendship, we can wear pink skirts, we can fall in love with other girls, and none of that makes us inferior or weak.
As for the image, I decided on the words near the end of the process, so maybe they don’t fit in quite as well as I would like, and there are some flaws I would like to come back to fix sometime, but…!!
I love absolutely every single part of this scene.
I love the Arthurian references with the sword being stuck in the stone. I love that they’re bringing in the Holy Sword because I LOVE THE HOLY SWORD, girls in ruffly outfits and who fight for love and justice and who wield sparkly pink weapons if they want also can wield HOLY SWORDS if they want!
I love how adorable absolutely everyone is as they pull on the sword and it won’t come out. I love how it just completely goes in the opposite direction of what you’d expect from an Arthurian reference, that you think it’ll take some magical connection between the sword and she who would wield it.
But then N O P E, Makoto just hauls that thing out one-handed, because it was about strength not ~*destiny*~, so that she accomplished it WITH ONE HAND what THREE of them could not do.
And the other girls’ reactions? HOLY SHIT, MAKOTO, YOU’RE SO AWESOME!!! They’re so happy and pleased and impressed and just utterly delighted with Makoto’s strength and how fucking COOL she looked!
I LOVE THESE BABIES AND THEIR FRIENDSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER.
Sailor Moon engagement rings!
(made on http://www.gemvara.com)
Moon Tiara Magic get on my finger right now.
I mean, I’m definitely a Zelda-ring person that’s a fact, but hey, you, darling friends of mine up there, take a look at this!!! :D
I want Mercury ! Althought I’ve been identifying with Usagi my whole life !
I want ALL of them!!!!!!!!