What is it with these stories and giving the senpai a friend who is secretly in love with them... and then making that character more attractive and interesting than a kouhai whose personality can be summed up with the words "cute" and "innocent"? I could enjoy the intended couple just fine if you didn't offer me something that's way better halfway through only to instantly revoke it.
Well, you know... if you had a kid, there probably wouldn't be any more sleeping until noon on Sunday...
I feel like the reader is supposed to judge the dude pretty harshly here, unless this is normal to some degree in Japan. 36 and still sleeping in until noon? Even among me and my other single friends, this behavior died out in our early 20s. I mean, unless you really hit the club. But working a standard day job in a long term relationship? I assume a Japanese readership would find it even more odd
Maturity is not judging the way other adults choose to spend their free time because you realised it's none of your business.
So where are the complaints about feminine cis girls and masculine cis boys in manga and anime? Cause 99% of them are just that. It's a case of authors not treating trans characters differently if anything.
That's a sentiment that is often true when it comes to cis/heteronormative societal norms but when it comes to a stance like "sapphic trans women are pretty common" it's actually kind of a shitty (and blatantly false) thing to say.
Statements of preference at the expense of straight trans people are okay but not at the expense of bi or lesbian ones? Lol.
Hime is very tomboyish for sure, but I hope that's not her defining reasoning if she comes out as a trans guy especially after being called a "boy" because she's outwardly aggressive
That would indeed be stupid because it's backwards: boys are usually masculine because they understand themselves to be boys, meaning they emulate the male role models and peers in their lives and have, to differing degrees, masculinised brains. The same goes for girls and it applies to both trans and cis people.
Criticising a trans character for aligning with their gender role though is just as weird as criticising them for not being "masculine"/"feminine" enough. And attacking this manga for being clichéd is... strange, considering there has probably not been a single one ever that depicted an mtf x ftm childhood friend high school romance, or an mtf x tomboyish cis girl if that's where it's headed instead.
Uhh, no? It depends on the person, there's people who dont mind it and there's people who does
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Again, it's not about that. Call yourself what you want and correct people if they get you wrong. In turn, acknowledge and respect the reality that the vast majority of people, LGBT or not, as well as every dictionary under the sun define gay as being attracted to people of the same sex or gender and use it accordingly. This is also unlikely to change since the (abominable) word 'queer' already covers all the bases you mentioned.
Can't believe I have to point out that straight and bi people might not like being called gay to someone on Dynasty tbh. Imagine the reverse...
Bisexuality ain't easy. People often think that being bisexual means double the fun. It's not. It's just being twice the confused, twice the anxious, twice the heartaches. And this portrays it pretty well. She was horrible, sure, but it's not like she's doing it out of malice. She's confused and anxious. She hurt her girlfriend pretty badly, but she was hurting too.
This feels realistic and I'm loving it
Am I legitimately reading "she can't help it, she's bisexual"
Not to mention "twice the anxiety and heartaches", how would you even know that or measure it? This whole comment is ridiculous.