Shadow Fiction

dominalumina:

Alright, babies. I’ve never heard of this anime before today, and judging by the trailer’s views, neither have a lot of anime lovers. Reasons why everyone should watch it right now:

  • The main protagonists are a fine as hell lady of color and her mixed daughter
  • The main antagonist is a super fabulous woman of color, in an actual position of power, who rocks natural hair like a boss
  •  Michiko, the main character, is canonically bi and not a single fuck is given
  • The art is fucking perfect
  • There is an actual coherent and complex plot
  • All the main characters have a billion different costumes and they are all super cosplay worthy
  • There are two full seasons, both of which are already out~

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The show is called Michiko & Hatchin and the first episode of the English Dub can be found in full right HERE.

The second is HERE. The third episode is right HERE.
And the whole seasons are available on Funimation and Amazon.

Just watched the first ep of this. It is badass and awesome. Middle of second ep right now and it only gets better. Music is awesome.

m-helloworld:

If anybody ever makes you feel bad about fan fiction remind them that Wicked is basically a Wizard of Oz college AU and it’s a best selling novel and one of the most popular musicals on Broadway

cosplay-crazy:

Cosplay.

GDI. My life.

cosplay-crazy:

Cosplay.

GDI. My life.

Currently watching: Belladonna of Sadness

So I have half way through Belladonna of Sadness and I have to say, I really like it. Very experimental animation. But I also feel like Princess Jellyfish was making a reference to it. 

There are a lot of still shots which is not uncommon for 1970’s anime- especially the early stuff. But the artistic value of this film is quite high. Very trippy stuff. I really haven’t seen too many things like it at all. 

It is about a woman and her battle with the devil. And it is very sexualized.

Despite having a MC woman that is completely naked most of the time, I feel like we are supposed to empathize with her and not identify with her various attackers. 

and yeah… I actually do feel very sad watching it but in a good way. But I haven’t finished the movie yet so I am going to get back to it. 

omga so happy

I managed to make a case for fanfiction to feminists who were arguing about 50 Shades. They were saying things about how they didn’t think women would write things like that and that they thought that it was secretly a man who wrote those things. I was actually able to convince them they were wrong. <3

You guys clearly don’t read fanfiction. Fanfiction has long been a woman dominated place in fandom. It has long been the safe haven of women in fandom. 

When I read 50 Shades, because it was originally a fanfiction, I can honestly tell you… it reads
 like MANY other fanfictions. Fanfiction is written by women for women in specfic fandoms. Fanfiction is largely driven by female fantasy. Much of which doesn’t fit into a feminist ideal but it doesn’t fit into a male ideal either. Since most of the writers are ages 14-17 it is easy to see how much of the writing would come off immature. But I also know of adults who write for fanfiction.net too. 

Rest assured, 50 Shades is a LOT like other fanfiction written by women. It is RARE to find someone who writes fanfiction who is male. When I read something written by a guy, it is always very strange to read because it reads so much differently than what women write about. 

And since fanfiction truly started with Star Trek I feel even more so that the magazine they appeared in were probably among the safest places to be a fangirl. And certainly the only other place you would see other people saying they saw the homo-eroticism between Kirk and Spock. 

But it is a place where woman can have whatever power fantasy she wants… Many people make OCs that other people call Mary Sues but if they were in a male work… they would be pretty much just Superman. Usually she is loved by everyone or hated by everyone but she is always a super special person with a secret or powers, and she has usually attracted the sexiest guy in all of TV or anime. Or maybe he is the villain and she is the only one capable of unfreezing his heart. Sure when women get older they realize that they probably aren’t the deepest characters but they got them through a really tough time…

Twilight also reads like fanfiction. 

Like I said, not a feminists ideal but not a man’s either.”

I would LIKE to believe that feminists on tumblr are generally NOT radicals but they always seem to quote them.

feministframeworks:

the-uncensored-she:

takealookatyourlife:

“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl

Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”

they would rather die then be treated how they treat us

I have asked men this question and they always say something sexual. I have asked women this question and they also all say something sexual. Maybe ask adult men these questions vs. adult women. I promise, sex is on the brain in the 16-29 crowd. Men say they would play with their breasts and masturbate to feel what it is like for a woman to orgasm and try to figure that stuff out.Women&#8230; same thing. They say they would mess with the penis all day long.Also women mention peeing standing up an awful lot and doing things like writing their names in the snow and how cool that would be. usually ends with both parties saying they would try to figure out how to get back to the gender they were originally. &gt;.&gt; Are adults in WA state weird? Because I have been asking this question for a long time. A lot of people answer this exact way in my experience. It is one of those things I have asked a lot of people. Sorry, I am just really skeptical on this but then again they asked Junior high kids and they are still learning about gender, sexuality and such and women develop first. So of course the more mature answer will come from them.But by 21&#8230; responses are equally immature. :D &lt;3Also why would you listen to a horrible woman like Greer? "Governments that consist of very few women have hurried to recognise as women men who believe that they are women and have had themselves castrated to prove it, because they see women not as another sex but as a non-sex. No so-called sex-change has ever begged for a uterus-and-ovaries transplant; if uterus-and-ovaries transplants were made mandatory for wannabe women they would disappear overnight. The insistence that man-made women be accepted as women is the institutional expression of the mistaken conviction that women are defective males."Does not sound like someone tumblr feminists would want to get near for any reason. 

feministframeworks:

the-uncensored-she:

takealookatyourlife:

“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl

Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”

they would rather die then be treated how they treat us

I have asked men this question and they always say something sexual. I have asked women this question and they also all say something sexual. Maybe ask adult men these questions vs. adult women. 

I promise, sex is on the brain in the 16-29 crowd. 

Men say they would play with their breasts and masturbate to feel what it is like for a woman to orgasm and try to figure that stuff out.

Women… same thing. They say they would mess with the penis all day long.

Also women mention peeing standing up an awful lot and doing things like writing their names in the snow and how cool that would be. 

usually ends with both parties saying they would try to figure out how to get back to the gender they were originally. 

>.> Are adults in WA state weird? Because I have been asking this question for a long time. A lot of people answer this exact way in my experience. It is one of those things I have asked a lot of people. 

Sorry, I am just really skeptical on this but then again they asked Junior high kids and they are still learning about gender, sexuality and such and women develop first. So of course the more mature answer will come from them.

But by 21… responses are equally immature. :D <3


Also why would you listen to a horrible woman like Greer?

 "Governments that consist of very few women have hurried to recognise as women men who believe that they are women and have had themselves castrated to prove it, because they see women not as another sex but as a non-sex. No so-called sex-change has ever begged for a uterus-and-ovaries transplant; if uterus-and-ovaries transplants were made mandatory for wannabe women they would disappear overnight. The insistence that man-made women be accepted as women is the institutional expression of the mistaken conviction that women are defective males."


Does not sound like someone tumblr feminists would want to get near for any reason. 

asfailedontv:

What the hell are you feeding that dog? http://ift.tt/1upkdRy

asfailedontv:

What the hell are you feeding that dog? http://ift.tt/1upkdRy

sniffing:

when you have to go somewhere early in the morning but your parents aren’t waking up

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Nova does this to my husband but not me in the morning. <3

Mostly because I don’t wake up anymore when she has tried.