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Sim0na

  • Joined May 15, 2022
  • 15 / F

5teen y.o. shoujo enthusiast and webcomic addict

 

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tsukinohana Feb 14, 2024

Thank you for suggesting Yamada-kun to my college shoujo list ^.^ I've added it!

Frommidgard Dec 11, 2023

It's good to know that you find them helpful!. I'm the one who should be thanking :D. Yes, it it perhapes the best time to enjoy those type manga or the spooky ones. I know it's too late for Halloween but I just love reading myteries and horror manga when the weather is cold, you see. If you want (I know i already see tons of manga in your want to read list,lol) you can read Creepy cat. It's short and not so scary. One of the horror-comedy genre. You need not to rush into it. I was just saying just in case. Take your time complete reading the manga, you want to read. Well then, have a great day!

AvariciousImp Dec 1, 2023

It's no problem, hon. Take however long you need, y'know? School takes priority, unless it's making you genuinely miserable. Even if it's for French :D (No shade, I just really sucked at learning that language lol) And hey, sometimes you don't have the energy to get invested in a long, story-driven game, I get that. My poison of choice is Minecraft adventure maps, so I've got no room to judge you there!

Oh god though, GL recs... I hope I'm not too intense about this, I just want to cover bases because idk what kind of stories you like. I'll start with 'angsty and focused on women's psychology' and work from there haha. For context, I'm not a fan of r*pe-as-love, parental incest, large age gaps, or 'cute girls do cute things + handholding I guess' as components of GL, so this list will reflect that.

Regarding psychological GL, I recently read A Joyful Life which was honestly one of the best I've seen in a while. It's a very grounded story about the knock-on effects of an adult woman's choice to move out of her family home, and how she ends up rooming with an old friend from school, and I guess her dealing with her family's reactions and stuff. Super angsty, but in a very restrained sort of way that made it much more real for me because there's nothing to distract from the moment. Might not work for you if you have a better experience with family than me, idk. CW: Implied sleep abuse, explicit sexism, realistic portrayals of pushy men. There's also Doughnuts Under A Crescent Moon, which sort of deals with similar themes of social pressure, self-acceptance and finding a place that makes you genuinely happy for once, just this time as a queer office lady slice of life? Oh, and it's got asexual representation.

You might also like Run Away With Me, Girl, a classic 'gay reunion' type story about two girls who were dating in school who broke up because one of them considered it to be one of those 'class S' friendships, 'practice for dating boys' that I swear homophobes in Japan made up just to mess with queer teens. Once they meet up again as adults, things get complicated as they impulsively fulfill an old wish of theirs that they shared in school, and damn the consequences. CW: domestic abuse. On the less angsty, more comfy side, there's I can't believe I slept with you!, a landlady/tenant romance that should be nothing special, but the way the artist shows little movements during something as simple as cuddling gives it an intimate sensuality. It's weirdly intense. Lastly, Roadqueen. Just Roadqueen. It's an amazingly cute romcom, or at least, it stands out as one in the GL graveyard haha. Seriously though this genre sucks real bad a lot of the time, just go read fanfiction ;_;

And thanks for the heads up on Bloody Sweet! I'm nervous now. If weebs are saying it's 'fake deep', as in, the fanbase that outright worships Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, that's sorta a warning sign for me. But like... boy in collar. And on the other hand, they do worship FMAB, so maybe that's an argument that they're actually bad judges of whether something is deep or not. Hm. This will require careful consideration. Anyway, hope your day/night/whatever is going well :)

AvariciousImp Nov 29, 2023

Argh, Utena... bae watched it a few years back and I've absorbed so much about it from talking to him about manga, and I always meant to go watch it myself but like... 40 episodes is pain for my short attention span D: I've seen the Adolescence movie though, which was really confusing good! From what bae said, the manga's really different from the anime?

Yona's been on my radar for a long time too, I just have such a hard time focusing on anything that isn't the new, shiny thing I just found that seems interesting (but might disappoint me), vs the thing I've known about for ages and know is good if I can just bring myself to start it. At the moment, that new shiny thing is Seke (switch/versatile couples) works in BL, because I've had a longstanding problem with the way BL is written as a stand-in for womens' issues rather than, like, about gay mens' issues? So seeing men who don't tie their entire personality, manner of speaking, and even physique to what position they prefer in bed, is just... incredible. I've been wanting this stuff years and it's been here the whole time, but I never knew because almost nobody talks about them. Kinda typical tbh lol. You could say I have a complicated relationship with 'by women for women' as a result, but that's not to say I dislike shoujosei works :D

For me, that breakthrough moment being 14 and finding F/F fanfiction back on Fanfiction.net and being like 'wait, there are stories that don't contain any boys?' I'd already found a webnovel called 'Tales of MU', which while sorta problematic and triggering in places, still had some really great depictions of an imperfect bi/poly/BDSM relationship (including a sympathetic trans character in 2007), so I sorta knew about those things a bit, but I'd concluded it was a one off story by an 'internet weirdo' and that that I really liked what they had to say, which probably made me also weird. But it was fanfic that really taught me that queer fiction could exist en-mass and it wasn't just me, you know? So I feel like I totally get what you mean when it comes to deciding to just tear through a particular genre for a while haha. Speaking of, I'd really rec I Love Amy if you like psychological media about women, though I see you already have it on your list. It's really lovely to see someone trying to reclaim the 'yandere' trope by showing understanding and empathy to an archetype that usually gets none, especially when the character in question is a woman. Oh, and what did you think of Bloody Sweet? I saw it and was curious because... of course I was lmao, but also wary because vampires aren't always a good time.

AvariciousImp Nov 28, 2023

 Aw, np! Yeah, you're actually much more sophisticated in the way you speak than most of the people on here, from what I've seen, and a lot of other native speakers I talk to online. There's a lot of people reviewing who either don't seem to think about what they've read much, or don't know how to articulate their thoughts on a page, so yours really stuck out as feeling... literary, I guess? Like you're trying to analyze what you've read and put down in words what you liked or disliked about something and why, rather than just the fact that you did or didn't. Basically, you sound like you're genuinely interested in media and have the diction to discuss it, and if that's the vibe you're going for, you're doing great already lol :D

What got you into shoujo, if you don't mind me asking? I've sorta dipped my toes into the genre a few times, but it often feels too 'straight' for me, I guess, for lack of a better word. Like the author was blind to how varied and strange people can be/become because they only see 'man + woman = normal' on some level? I could just say 'heteronormativity' but that feels a bit too broad a stroke to paint an entire genre with haha