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BrokenWokenBespoken

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Is that why these types generically don't care about yuri?
Probably.
You nailed it spot on actually, a problem with yuri in their eyes is it perpetuate whatever bad stereotypes from being sterile social environments so the girls don't have to cope with the realities of being LBGTQ+ or whatever, to "just a phase" and lesbophobia that instantly invalidate yuri anime in their eyes. Being a lesbian in an anime means more than just holding hands, it is living with the fact you will become part of a discriminated minority by not just your 4D fans but also in the setting where your parents will disown you, the marital expectations and the general misogyny of society.

To ANN this is absolutely unacceptable.
 

Garren

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Reminds me, this was a line in one of Caitlin's manga reviews:
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This is a person who's liked plenty of female-less sausage fest shows like SK8, finding it problematic that female-focused shows dare to not have a male in them.
 

I Love Beef

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Reminds me, this was a line in one of Caitlin's manga reviews:
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This is a person who's liked plenty of female-less sausage fest shows like SK8, finding it problematic that female-focused shows dare to not have a male in them.
That or she's one of those nutty whores who think Asian women have it all in terms of the female lottery, or angry because she can't get laid.

Speaking of which, go fuck yourself Caitlin.
 

BrokenWokenBespoken

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Reminds me, this was a line in one of Caitlin's manga reviews:
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This is a person who's liked plenty of female-less sausage fest shows like SK8, finding it problematic that female-focused shows dare to not have a male in them.

As someone who followed Love Live, there is a good point that Love Live is pretty much exactly what Cait said. The Lantis Multimedia projects (Love Live, Bandori, D4DJ, Revue Starlight) has made men nothing more than extras instead of being as fully fleshed out as the female cast. I would like to see Rinku or Hibiki at a concert gushing over a male hip hop star and thinking about wanting to be a groupie only to be brought down to earth as they are still in high school and not making shit decisions in life, I would like to see the Bandori cast mingle with Argonavis for an edgy music video where there will be skinship, But the fanbase already has a hard time with male lead inserts that they refuse to acknowledge the cast as "human" that they think series with no male characters are the best like Kandagawa Jet Girls

If you inject a female character to one of the sausage fest anime there will be no blowback from the male audience because they can project their sexual fantasies into the few female members of the series as seen with Guu from Free! But we won't be losing any sleep from it being a sausage fest.
 

Mothra88

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You nailed it spot on actually, a problem with yuri in their eyes is it perpetuate whatever bad stereotypes from being sterile social environments so the girls don't have to cope with the realities of being LBGTQ+ or whatever, to "just a phase" and lesbophobia that instantly invalidate yuri anime in their eyes. Being a lesbian in an anime means more than just holding hands, it is living with the fact you will become part of a discriminated minority by not just your 4D fans but also in the setting where your parents will disown you, the marital expectations and the general misogyny of society.

To ANN this is absolutely unacceptable.
That's why yuri is appealing though. It's about cuteness, sexual tension and romance, you know entertainment, not just oppression/victimization porn like western shit. I don't know why these retards only want entertainment about characters that want to kill their selves. It's almost like they want gays and lesbians to forever be tortured or something for ideological reasons.

Also it's normal for moe-centric shows to have no male characters, because its about the girls and their friendships and cute interactions and stuff. Frankly, moe is my favorite genre, but it's not for everyone. If you want deep plots between characters of both sexes, you'll have to watch something else. Part of the problem with ANN is they have their heads so far up their asses they can't understand that anime is produced for extremely specific audiences with very specific preferences that spend a lot of money on what they like, which counters their asinine ideological BS that everything must appeal to everyone at all times that has resulted in most western entertainment becoming watered down trash.
 

Mothra88

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Your taste is shit.
You're entitled to your opinion on moe, I like girly shallow shit, I'm not going to lie, but again it's not made for the people that don't like it, like the nutcases at ANN who have had an irrational hate boner for it for 15 years.

Moe keeps being made because otaku in Japan want it. The great thing about Japan is they actually have a "the customer is right" attitude and ignore the seething foreigners who don't even buy their products. Compare this to something like Marvel and DC Comics who have writers and artists on Twitter that constantly tell their core readership to go die in a ditch over their opinions and preferences.
 

Fat Tub of Lard

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Doesn't it feel like ANN deliberately has their worst writers do the Preview Guide? Like their better ones (Mercedez, Farris, Steve, etc.) are the ones that don't write for it.
I feel like it's always like this. I still remember when they pilloried the first episode of Girls und Panzer based on the concept and Moe, and also when Bamboo Dong ran this series discussing currently-running anime called The Stream, she dumped after like three episodes (admittedly the shows weakest, since they were basically setting up for the rest of the story) over the idea alone. It took people calling her out on it and the eventual US Blu-Ray release for her to come around to it.
 

The Token Ethnic

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Lynzee constantly mentions that she loves and identifies with the movie Belladonna of Sadness and its protagonist. The movie is an artistic 70s Japanese animated film with psychedelic touches. The story is about a recently married woman that is raped on her wedding night as part of a town ritual. After the act, she flees to her beau that consoles her and chokes her til she's unconscious. He flees and she has a vision of a spirit that looks quite phallic. It promises her power in exchange for her body. She also is raped by the dick shaped ghost that turns out to be the devil. She later on becomes a witch and gets burned alive. I know she said some older guy lead her on and had his way with her, but wearing the female equivalent of a fedora does not make you a witch.
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ANN published a discussion/review on the film that follows the text message format they tend to use. Of course they forget the fact that this movie was rediscovered by Hadrian Belove, the Cinefamily founder that had sexual harassment allegations against him. His case was settled out of court. Funny how their selective outrage works. The first archive link is obscured by a content warning pop up, so I've included two archives.
This is what ANN would say if we like yuri stuff over yaoi and shota stuff.
And also the shock if it turned out we were men, too.
Some of them do stop by. Lynzee made a passive aggressive tweet about her selfies being shown on here.
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I Love Beef

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Lynzee constantly mentions that she loves and identifies with the movie Belladonna of Sadness and its protagonist. The movie is an artistic 70s Japanese animated film with psychedelic touches. The story is about a recently married woman that is raped on her wedding night as part of a town ritual. After the act, she flees to her beau that consoles her and chokes her til she's unconscious. He flees and she has a vision of a spirit that looks quite phallic. It promises her power in exchange for her body. She also is raped by the dick shaped ghost that turns out to be the devil. She later on becomes a witch and gets burned alive. I know she said some older guy lead her on and had his way with her, but wearing the female equivalent of a fedora does not make you a witch.
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ANN published a discussion/review on the film that follows the text message format they tend to use. Of course they forget the fact that this movie was rediscovered by Hadrian Belove, the Cinefamily founder that had sexual harassment allegations against him. His case was settled out of court. Funny how their selective outrage works. The first archive link is obscured by a content warning pop up, so I've included two archives.

Some of them do stop by. Lynzee made a passive aggressive tweet about her selfies being shown on here.
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Hey Lynzee, you're worth less than that. That's why your hag ass is free.

Also, you're not truly oppressed like Belladonna, your first world spoiled vindictive bitch. I guess denying all of Dylan Keilman's victims their justice means you playing god from your own toilet excuse of a throne.
 

Garren

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ANN published a discussion/review on the film that follows the text message format they tend to use.
That's just the This Week in Anime column and how it's done. They got two out of four hosts (Nick, Steve, and a couple nobodies) to chat about whatever anime the topic is, and it's done in that text message format to represent the chatting aspect.
 

demosthenes7531

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Should I also mention that I found Zac's sister's blog, and she's revealed a mite more about his psychology?


The Mess We Make


www.themesswemake.com
www.themesswemake.com

https://archive.ph/Hj0dF
There is a lot of fascinating stuff on that blog.

Zac's sister says he died of "congestive heart failure related to his alcoholism." 2 months after he died they still didn't have the toxicology report or his official death certificate.

When they cleaned out his apartment after his death, they found empty vodka bottles stashed deep in all his kitchen cabinets and some in his bedroom closet and other places. Almost like he couldn’t stand the visibility of throwing all those bottles away. This photo stunned me.

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She also described his relationship and marriage to Hope as "TERRIBLE," saying that Hope was entierly financially dependent on Zac. She said Zac "went way too far" with financially supporting Hope because he was terrified she would "end up on the streets or a homeless shelter” or die unless he kept giving her money. Financially supporting Hope basically drained him of what little money he had to the point that he had to stop paying for his own medical insurance and couldn't afford rehab. Of course then she twists all of that into the typical dumb entitled whining about how none of this was Zac's fault and how he wouldn't have died if we lived in a socialist paradise where everything was free.
 

TheClappening

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There is a lot of fascinating stuff on that blog.

Zac's sister says he died of "congestive heart failure related to his alcoholism." 2 months after he died they still didn't have the toxicology report or his official death certificate.

When they cleaned out his apartment after his death, they found empty vodka bottles stashed deep in all his kitchen cabinets and some in his bedroom closet and other places. Almost like he couldn’t stand the visibility of throwing all those bottles away. This photo stunned me.

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She also described his relationship and marriage to Hope as "TERRIBLE," saying that Hope was entierly financially dependent on Zac. She said Zac "went way too far" with financially supporting Hope because he was terrified she would "end up on the streets or a homeless shelter” or die unless he kept giving her money. Financially supporting Hope basically drained him of what little money he had to the point that he had to stop paying for his own medical insurance and couldn't afford rehab. Of course then she twists all of that into the typical dumb entitled whining about how none of this was Zac's fault and how he wouldn't have died if we lived in a socialist paradise where everything was free.
Zac probably would have lived if Chapman didn't troon out and cornhole a straight man every night.

Or if Zac had had the balls to say lolno when Hope came out with the strap on and divorced her ass.
 

Pedro Sanchez

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There is a lot of fascinating stuff on that blog.

Zac's sister says he died of "congestive heart failure related to his alcoholism." 2 months after he died they still didn't have the toxicology report or his official death certificate.

When they cleaned out his apartment after his death, they found empty vodka bottles stashed deep in all his kitchen cabinets and some in his bedroom closet and other places. Almost like he couldn’t stand the visibility of throwing all those bottles away. This photo stunned me.

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She also described his relationship and marriage to Hope as "TERRIBLE," saying that Hope was entierly financially dependent on Zac. She said Zac "went way too far" with financially supporting Hope because he was terrified she would "end up on the streets or a homeless shelter” or die unless he kept giving her money. Financially supporting Hope basically drained him of what little money he had to the point that he had to stop paying for his own medical insurance and couldn't afford rehab. Of course then she twists all of that into the typical dumb entitled whining about how none of this was Zac's fault and how he wouldn't have died if we lived in a socialist paradise where everything was free.

And yet Zac still went to Disneyland on a weekly basis. So many of these people sure do like to complain about money problems while spending all their money on frivolous bullshit like MarzGurl. Hope also got $23,853 for her still unfulfilled Lovely Little Thieves Kickstarter and then blamed Zac for spending all of it.
 

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