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OMFG! Look what I've found!
3D mousepads for the females wanting to put their hands on some male asses?! WT flying F?! Σ(゚Д゚≡゚Д゚)

Slightly NSFW )
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Been reading fan fictions the past few days. Various yaoi stuff.
Honest to god, there was only one that didn't make me giggle or lol or roflmao. I appreciate the authors' efforts to make it sexy but most of the time the sex scenes or just the chara's sexed up thoughts are just plain ridiculous and earn them a lot more laughter from me than intended XD
I can't imagine reading sth like 50 Shades of Grey with a straight face. I have no intention of reading it but I'm pretty sure I'll be either frowning with a WTF face or laughing so hard until I choke.

I'm no writer or expert but it's amusing to read what authors can come up with lol.

Btw, this http://freece.livejournal.com/39701.html is what is so freakin' awesome. Captive Prince is the best thing I've read in a while, and I seriously don't read novels a lot. Books that actually hook me are very very rare. I tend to get bored fast. They make me fall asleep or my eyes keep reading but my brain's totally somewhere else. You get it, if it hooks me, it's gotta be damn good =P
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More info: MU
Attention: I'm summarizing manga only for practice purposes and because I don't have time and proper raws to make quality scanlations of them. Do NOT use my summaries to attempt to make your own scanlations!
Also: I will never post the raws here. So, don't ask for them. The internet is big. Seek and you shall find =P

Have fun reading!

Recipe no Ouji-sama ch1 )
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19.04 has posted a really interesting article about DMG. It's worth every second of your time, so read it.
http://ninteenpointzerofour.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/digital-manga-guild-smells-like-exploitation/

When I first heard about it, this whole thing really didn't sit well with me. Something about it was just too shady. Now I know why... Apart from the money issue, even if I were a die-hard scanlator with a big big heart for yaoi, I just don't work on anything and everything. There's plenty of bs among BL manga that I wouldn't dare touch. What can I say... STFU & GTFO DMG. You're ruining what is a good idea and what could've become a potentially good business for everyone.
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I think you should take a break if you start making fun of the manga you're currently working on. Like citing the dialogue out loud in funny voices, or screaming at your screen that they should get on with the sex already... etc.

*rolls eyes*
Definitely need a break... NOW.
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Haha! I've found sth quite interesting today.
Sex Pistols (aka Love Pistols) by Kotobuki Takako reviewed by a guy. Yes, a DUDE who does not read yaoi/BL normally:
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/yrt/readright/32624-love-pistols

If you're going to watch it, don't rip this poor guy a new asshole. I'm sure he's already got nightmares about parasites in his anus... lol. Anyway, I think it's quite applaudable that he would review this manga despite it being out of his target range. What he points out is in fact quite true but tbh I don't think any BL reader would expect some deep story with any BL manga ;P The setting of Sex Pistols is quite unusual for a yaoi manga though. Very intriguing indeed and it gives opportunities for all kinds of developments. Unfortunately, however, as he points out, the story remains quite shallow and only caters to the desires of true fujoshi. Which in itself is actually ok because that IS the targetted audience but it also feels like a wasted chance not to create sth of more epic proportions.

There aren't many BL manga that don't mainly focus on the relationship/sex part. There are of course some that focus on the human drama/tragedy like Zankoku na kami ga shihai suru or anything else by Hagio Moto but the majority is still the same old romantic plot with or without rape and definitely falling in love.

One of the weirdest BL manga I've read and still don't quite get (only that the main chara just wants to get fucked senseless...) is Songs of Self-Abuse... yeah, the title says it all. That kid is srsly into the whole masochism stuff with gang rape, humiliation etc. Anyway, that manga tries to be deep but utterly fails. Strewing in some science and philosophy stuff does NOT equal a deep plot. In the end, it's still just a story about a boy craving for affection and attention but does not know how to and ends up hurting himself by his own warped sense of social interaction and his warped concept of relationships, with lots of sex.

lol, I think this post turned out longer than I thought.
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This is bugging me a lot and I want to know your opinions.

Afaik DMP licensed a stash of yaoi manga for e-books.
My questions are:
- Will you or did you buy the kindle (or any other e-reader) just to read them?
- Do you want scanlators to continue with their work despite the project(s) being licensed - albeit only as e-books?

In all honesty, I don't give a fuck about e-books. I've read some porn on my ipod touch (because it was for free, lol) and am not impressed. Granted the kindle & co. have a bigger screen and the lighting is much easier on the eyes but is it really worth buying? I don't see any reason for me to throw out money for ANOTHER device in order to read manga... (and I only rarely read other books, so there's that too) Your experience?

I know it sounds paradox that I'm totally against e-books while being an avid reader of scanlations but just the mere thought of buying yet another device gets me mad. I can very well read my manga on my computer. So I already DO HAVE a device for e-books. Also, I just checked the capacity of the kindle. It supposedly stores around 3500 books. Now I don't know how big a file - let's say a Stephen King book might be. But a manga is probably bigger right? It's got mainly pictures and is not only in straight black/white. Add to that, manga are only released in chapters, so keeping whole volumes is not gonna happen. What do you do if the storage capacity of your reader is full? There are apparently ways to hack the DRM on the kindle files but only one of two file types could be hacked so far. Well...

Btw, the only time I'd ever seriously want to buy e-books is for research like science/academic books and magazines because these are so expensive and heavy/big as paper versions. Most of the time I really want to use Ctrl+F when I'm reading them... -__-
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I wanted to rant about how scanlation releases nowadays are way too big but don't really feel like writing about it anymore because nobody will bother with it anyway...

However, a couple of words... )
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I've been wondering about this for a while now. Why do Japanese or at least yaoi mangaka think that kissing is a greeting in the west? Especially a kiss on the lips between two men o_O 

While kissing as a greeting is indeed a proper custom throughout many parts of the world the actual act seldomly involves the lips. Usually, you would exchange kisses on the cheeks with friends, family. Also on special occasions like a formal party when you meet new people. Kissing small children on the forehead (or any other part of the face) is a sign of affection. In religion, a kiss on the cheek is to show respect as well as a kiss on the ring of f.ex. the pope and/or on the hand with royality. I've seen only one instance where two grown men kissed on the lips as a greeting and that's the one between Brezhnev and Honecker. Apparently, in the Slavic countries this practice isn't so unusual.

I'm not sure whoever came up with the idea that kissing on the lips among men as a greeting is common but I can't help but laugh about it every time I see it in a yaoi manga XD
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I've finally finished this Viewfinder wallpaper! ^o^

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] yamane_ayano [livejournal.com profile] club_sion [livejournal.com profile] icassop 

Check out for yourself )
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Ok... it's been a while.
So I'll make it short.

I bought a graphic tablet a few weeks ago and yesterday I finally got around to work with it properly.

Beware... )
Comments are welcome ^^

P.S.: Uuh, I know that in one of the older posts, I'd wanted to color another character from Koisuru Boukun (The Tyrant fell in love). I did start on it but I haven't finished it yet. And I also don't know if I'll ever finish it at all... we'll see.

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Well, hello again~
It's been a while but who cares =P

Anyway, I can't really come up with anything proper to write about. I've only been studying and studying and studying and screwing up my exams meanwhile xD  Well, maybe I can talk about my long-awaited summer holiday starting this August! *___*  I want to do soooo many things but I know I won't do half of them. But I'll at least try to, like editing 2 chapters for Entropy, one complete volume for Boxer&Rice, 2 or 3 volumes for my own group and... studying Japanese because there's this Japanese Languages Proficiency Test in December that I have to take. Well, well, a lot is planned but I'm really looking forward to doing some editing =D I'm such a workaholic... But I'll also try to relax a bit 'cause I want to read Lord of the Rings (at last...). I've already started but haven't gotten very far yet. I'll have plenty of time in my summer holiday. 2 1/2 months <_<;;; I should be able to finish my plans.

So... I have a recommendation for everyone who reads manga, or in this case manhwa, and is fan of shounen-ai: Read Totally Captivated by Hajin Yoo!!! It's relased by netcomics.com, online (0.25$/chapter) and as book (9.99$/volume). I bought volume 1 and 2 a week ago and I love it soooo much. It's funny, with gorgeous guys, and a good plot ^o^

Hm, that's all for now... Till next time! And wish me luck for my exams, still lotsa left >__<

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