Rat: Motion to the Motionless
Pig: Heat-Beam Eyes
Sheep: Astral Projection
Rabbit: Super Speed
Tiger: Separation of Yin and Yang/Balance
Ox: Super Strength
“ONE MORE THING!”
they looked really familiar and I didn’t get it till I scrolled down and saw “JACKIEEEEEEE”
While the magical girl genre is definitely seen as empowering to many, and there certainly are titles in the genre that are, there’s also a very present elephant in the room known as Lolicon. They’re a beast that takes young girls’ innocence and twists it for their pleasure; and sadly they are a beast that runs rampant in Japan.
Recent discussions of Anime in terms of Western vs. Eastern Feminism on Tumblr, along with disussions on the authorial intent on Madoka that have occurred in the past…I have to take what seemed to be a holy grail of a genre with a grain of Salt. Additionally, the more recent anime Kill La Kill has raised many an eyebrow for how much skin and gratuitous, objectifying shots that occur within the show.
Studio Trigger involves people who were once part of Studio GAINAX, who are linked infamously with oddly animated fanservice in their early work. I am by no means under the illusion that this fanservice on some level exists simply as it is, as fanservice, as a gimmick.
I can’t help but connect the narrative in Kill la Kill though, to some degree, to a critique on the Magical Girl genre’s sexualization. By using an older character it becomes horribly, UNCOMFORTABLY obvious what this genre can do to women in terms of the male gaze.
This is all speculation, however! Despite that, making sense of the problematic in the world around us is necessary, and this exercise feels necessary, at least to raise discussion. The problematic in the world sometimes will stare us down. Trial is sometimes unavoidable, and it’s best to equip yourself with a way to make sense of it, and thus exercises such as this are born.
Oh hey it’s back on my dash perfect! I was just thinking of this the other day!
OHOHOHO wow the Korean alphabet is awesome. The people who designed it were geniuses and were obviously incredibly schooled in the morphology and phonology of their language. HNNGGG
여러분 모두 한국어 쓰세요 한국어 좋음
한국어, 한글은 보면 맨날쓰는거지만 볼수록,쓸수록 예뻐요..참으로 곱구나’3’♥
짱 이쁜 한국어 쓰세요 여러분
신기하게 가르치는군요 보고 신기했다
IT WASN’T JUST ANY OLD DUDE WHO DECIDED, “HEY I WANT TO CREATE A KOREAN ALPHABET.”
IT WAS KING SEJONG, WHO ORDERED HIS ROYAL SCHOLARS TO CREATE THIS ALPHABET SO READING AND WRITING COULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEASANTS. IT WAS PURPOSELY DESIGNED TO BE EASY TO LEARN.
SO SHOUT OUT TO KING SEJONG, WHO REALIZED BEFORE MANY OTHERS THE IMPORTANCE OF UNIVERSAL LITERACY.
YOU GO KING SEJONG, FOUR FOR YOU KING SEJONG
GUST OF WIND- Pharrell Williams ft Daft Punk