"Undying Flower" one-shot, scanlated by Endless Dimension
Jan. 12th, 2005 @ 10:01 am
|Date:||January 12th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)|| |
First of all, those warnings are simply ridiculous. The use of "vs." does indeed make for silly mental pictures. And, really, people were cautioned as though sexuality was a choice; they shouldn't be afraid of being held responsible for 'converting' anyone because if anything, said person who realized they were attracted to the same gender should give thanks for the help. Seriously.
On a personal note: while I don't mind the term 'homosexual', 'gay' or 'queer', I do object to 'lesbian', 'lesbo', 'dyke' and any and all crude terms. Yuri and shoujo-ai, however, strike me as decent enough terms. Which makes me wonder, do bisexuals have their own labels?
The plot, regarding a girl going to an all girls school reminded me of Cream Lemon Escalation. I take it that's common ground in yuri stories. I suppose it is refreshing to have a touch of heterosexuality and bisexuality, given that the focus is on yuri.
Ah, the classic walk-in scenario- always entertaining when it involves women. More a classic than a cliche, but I say that because I still find it enjoyable and not (that) cheap (yet).
The story seems all right, but this obsession of Yuuki with her teacher just doesn't sit well with me. And, yes, Ibuki liking Yuuki was so very predictable; a tad disturbing, too, if my distaste for being a little too fond of teachers is taken into account- I mean, for God's sake, the girl is stalking him.
I'm not sure, but the tone of review discourages me from reading it. Well, partly anyway. I will read it, yes, but only for the sake of reading something yuri in nature; in other words, if it wasn't yuri, I wouldn't even look at it.
I found this review to be very helpful, worth a read, indeed. And, reviews for Lililicious projects and other yuri material? Hmm, interesting.
|Date:||January 13th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)|| |
off topic, but can i ask why you find the term lesbian to be objectable? it doesn't seem at all crude to me, and as all the other terms you listed are gender neutral or typically male-oriented, it just strikes me as odd- you'd have to say "female homosexuals," or something akin to that, if you're talking to anyone who doesn't know the term yuri (a vast majority of people).
not trying to offend you or anything, just curious. ^^;
|Date:||January 13th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)|| |
I do prefer the neutral ones and yes, I know they're typically male-oriented and oddly enough I'm more comfortable with it. I won't speak for the entirety but around here, the gay male population is more accepted by society, where as the females are seriously frowned upon.
Aye, that's a catholic society for you. Plus, when usually addressed with 'lesbo' or 'dyke', it's usually coupled with a dirty or disgusted implication and that just irks me.
I would actually say 'gay women' to those who don't know yuri, haha. And no, no offense taken ^_^
|Date:||January 13th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)|| |
Thanks for your explanation, I can see where you're coming from- and yes, I definitely agree about not being able to stand "lesbo," or "dyke," they just seem to be the equivalent of faggot, and are definitely derogatory. Lesbian has just been around for so long in history that I guess it just seems to be the correct technical term in my mind.
And I guess I can see how gay males are more accepted by society... two women together tend not to be taken seriously, and are just seen as a sex symbol. In my experience, though, gay men are more frowned upon, because it's more of a "no going back" type thing in most people's eyes, whereas the women may have flings, but could still discover the absolute incredibleness of penises. Or something equally absurd. Ah well, whichever way it is, it's not a good mindset.
Sigh. We'll see where we end up in fifty years. ^^;
|Date:||January 13th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)|| |
I never really thought of sexuality as a choice; some people are sexually adventurous, but sexuality shouldn't be based on just that. Also, I think the bias opinions you mentioned apply to the entire gay population and, yes, I agree- not a good mindset at all.
Fifty years? Oh, my.