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Thunderbird

  • Germany->NRW
  • Joined Aug 25, 2009
  • 37 / M

Hi there!

I am here to take over the world with my secret masterplan, but you didn't hear that, okay?

If you want to use my anime list for searching other good animes or just wanna look how I rated some anime, you should know that I count 2,5/5 stars as kinda meh, but with at least some interesting aspects. I enjoyed watching all animes with better ratings and I was really disappointed in some way with those below.

I like fantasy, sci-fi, mystery and comedy the most, but there could also be others that I may enjoy.

My favourite anime character is Horo from Spice and Wolf.

She has weaknesses, desires, strengths and fears. She is special enough to be interesting, but the world doesn't evolve just around her. Also the series does a good job representing her emotions of her animal side (wolf ears/tail, she does look more like a fox though ^^).

If you know something worth to watch, please don't hesitate to tell me  ^^

Have fun :)

Thunderbird

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KxNOxUTA Jun 12, 2024

I fear you are not discerning on the topic of sexism. Sexism is a systemic pattern and thus is directed systemically towards women, not men. Ofcourse femal creeps exist (no doubt about it), but they are not presenting a large scale systemic issue.

There is a difference between "individuals being abusive or even sexually abusive towards others" and "the systemic problem of sexism". And unfortunately many ppl really severely struggle with the discernment of these two things and we see it on the daily. It is high time to step beyond those patterns though. If you consider yourself a man ("if" because I'm not inclined to assume your gender or genderidentity, at the same time your reply implied that you might be a man), then the correct reaction would not be, to feel personally demonised or "all of men" demonised, but to insead be upset with the men who are giving men, as a group, a bad reputation via their sexistic behaviours.

I said: "women aren't men who [...]" Aka I was comparing how the anime creators use certain behaviours that are indeed displayed by some men (not all men) being project onto female groups of characters, even though these behaviours are NOT really displayed by women. I suppose I could have been clearer about the "from real life behaviour of some men" to "projection onto female characters AND portrayal of the behaviour being equally normalised, as it is between some men"

You mentioned that said behaviours are not something (all men) commonly do. But very unfortunately, it actually was and still to some extent is "a thing" with a significant portaion of men (and I have plenty of own experiences of such insances, not to mention we're not just talking about literal comparisons of male genial lengths, but also figurative ones). It is very frequent to see men discuss concerns about their genital size, while very uncommon for women to be this concerned with breast size and if they are, then it's usually not talked about or a competition. While in the case of men, there's common insults of male genital sizes that do not translate to female chest sizes. I also specifically used an equally extreme and sarcastic example, to stress just how ridiculous that anime trope is (that appears way too frequently)

What I am NOT saying, is that I find that portrayal of "known behaviour in certain groups of men" a correct or fair portrayal. It's the opposite. That anime models "creepy peeking behaviours by men" as if it is normal male behaviour and that is inapropriate and a really awfully low opinion of men as a group. And that indeed is "a sideffect of sexism" or "how sexism affects men", not "sexism itself".

It's becuse I like men, that I hold them, their behaviours and the media portrayal of theim to a higher standarad, than the producers of that anime did. They are literaly a case of "pees to be held accountable for their choices", regardless of their gender. They used disgusting dynamics and portray them as "fanservice", which, in intelf is a very rude assumption on what men supposedly consider "service", according to these creators.

So, this is a matter of being able to discuss systemic group dynamics and patters and how behaviours of individual reflect onto groups, without individual readers feeling personally called out if they are clearly not behaving this way. If it was not about you, then there was no need to be offended for "sexistic men". They don't deserve your defense and you're not part of their group. Reading "men" and "women" NEVER means "all of men/women". It is always in the context of the topic. Always read it as "Women and men affected by or affecting the topic that is currently discussed". No individuals should be judged based off groups AND unfortunately, sometimes safety concerns will lead to people prefering to err on the side of caution when dealing with individual ppl. and that can be reasonable (depending on contect).

Grach Jun 27, 2014

Hallo! sothis, the site's creator, is planning a major redesign for the site (it comes out rather soon; perhaps in the next week or so), and the blog feature is unortunately going away. More can be found here. Make sure to take a look when it goes live!

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 I'm just a helpful volunteer in a project to notify those who have blogs posted here, like yourself, that the blog feature is going away. So if you want to save the information that you posted in your blog on the site, you’ll need to move that information someplace else on the site that WON’T be going away. If you don’t move the information to another part of the site, the information will be gone when the new site design goes live, unfortunately.

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 So, we are telling everyone that has posted a blog this, and then we are making suggestions where they can move their information, based on what information their blog contained. This comment has recommendations to you where to move your blog content.

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Your blog posting about your thoughts about those five different anime could either be included in your reviews area (due to them being final and containing spoilers), or be moved to the recommendation area of the site (minus the spoilers and as long as you have some similar anime that you've seen as well). At the same time, you could technically include them in your bio, albeit without the spoilers.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to get back to me, and I will try to assist.

bromble Aug 6, 2013

Thanks for commenting on my review of 5 Centimetres per Second. It's given me a chance to take a look back at it in hindsight. I've done a detailed reply to your comment on the review page.

Riyuri Feb 1, 2013

Ach ja, genau xD

Nja, ich hab noch nie online mit iner Konsole gezockt Ô.o Ich wüsst nich mal was ich einstellen muss xD da müsstest du mir wohl helfen falls wir sowas mal planen :D

Ich hab Smash Bros. schon so lange nich mehr gespielt >.< Frag mich ob ich das überhaupt noch gut kann...? ^^°

Riyuri Jan 24, 2013

das mit der Antwort is bei mir aber genauso >.<

Die letzten zwei Wochen hatte ich Praktikum und es war (leicht) stressig. In nächster Zeit kommt dann der Bericht Q_Q

Was soll's, wie gut dass es trotzdem noch Zeit zum Anime und Drama schaun und Mangas lesen gibt ^^ (hab jetz endlich Onegai Twins fertig und das Drama "Samurai High School" xD)

argh... Was studierst du noch mal? Es war irgendwas Naturwissenschaftliches von dem ich keine Ahnung hab :D