Those 2 things were always separate for me, so I really can't understand the issue. You can love someone romantically, while not being sexually attracted to them, the same way you can be attracted to someone sexually, while not having any romantic feelings whatsoever. I'm not inherently against calling it platonic love instead, but most people associate it more with admiration and strong, deep friendship than love, so I feel like using this term in more than more occasions, actually does more harm than good. Let's face it, word romance is very heavy integrated into our culture, so trying to use different word to describe the same feeling, just make people confuse and think there is some difference between two.
I think for me at least, the idea of Platonic love doesn’t carry the desire for exclusivity or intimacy that the modern concept of romance does. Like a more idealized sort of hands-off love.
I’ve seen a lot of talk in queer spaces in recent years about decoupling romantic attraction and sexual attraction. So you can have different responses on each axis. A lot of it has been in the context of asexuals who nevertheless have romantic relationships which don’t involve sex but do include the things we’d expect from romance, but it applies to others as well.
For instance, I currently identify as a biromantic lesbian, since I certainly could (and have) feel romantic attraction to male-identified folks, I’m not actually interested in fucking one. From what I’ve seen it’s a pretty useful distinction.
Keep in mind that arguing from dictionary definitions is inherently weak and not really worth bothering with. Dictionaries are descriptive of how people tend to use language, not prescriptive of how reality should be. Nor are they immutable or exhaustive, since language is malleable and changes over time. Particularly when it comes to social issues.
Fun for pedants, but ultimately not very convincing.
I’ve been seeing a lot of complaining from you about translators taking too long, BV. I’m telling you here to stop it. We’ve already got a rule on this site against badgering scanlators about when they’ll release and you’re starting to push that.
sighs i knew i should have downloaded this
btw this whole incident makes me wonder if any other yuri authors featured on here know about this site
Probably not. If they did, they all would requested removing their work from site.
I wonder about that. Honestly, I would be flattered if someone in Japan translated my work to Japanese, as long as they were still crediting me for the original.
So would I... if they asked permission to do so first. If someone I know nothing about did it and I only found out via an online search or some third party telling me that my work is being posted elsewhere without my knowledge, I'd be inclined to consider that pretty rude at minimum.
BTW, in between asking for recommendations and getting them, I actually read "Strawberry Shake"... but, while I was reading it, a hilarious movie review popped out of my memory into my mind. The guy behind that review gave "The Wolf of Wall Street" one star because, and I quote "There were no wolves in the movie.", and then I thought a fucking hilarious image up in my head:
If that same dude made a manga review of "Strawberry Shake", he would probably have given it one star, because there was no strawberry shake in the manga, and that in itself is more hilarious than any of the hilarious moments in the manga itself.
I really dislike how meaning of trans got changed to "not identifying with assigned gender."
Yeah uh, gonna go ahead and call that what it is it's transphobic. Transgender very fucking specifically means that you don't identify with the assigned gender at birth. It doesn't matter what the other gender(s) are you are TRANSITIONING into them. And you know what hurts actually trans people more? Bullshit like you're saying.
Yea, you just proved my point. Trans used to be just shortcut of transgender and meaning someone who don't identify with their assigned gender and wants to transition to opposite one (or already did so). Agender people are perfectly fine with their actual body and don't want to transition to anything so in no way they are trans. But because word trans nowadays just means "don't like their birth gender" everyone uses it and it can mean whatever.
To be more accurate, “transsexual” used to be used for what you’re describing, the transition from one gender to the other. “Transgender” was, and often still is, a more colloquial umbrella term for all sorts of gender variance. But as this aspect of society becomes more developed, as it has over the past decade or so especially, one must expect terms to shift and change to better describe the reality we’ve talking about.
Tl;dr It’s okay to use trans to refer to a gender folks.
I love how every episode so far has had produced laughs out of moments that didn't make any particular impression on me in the manga. This time it was the moment Yuu catches Touko staring at her.
I laughed out loud during that scene haha
Now, I'm sorry to interrupt, but I just remembered a previous conversation about how @BugDevil said how unrelated videos can sometimes be rewards. Well, I found one in the meantime. Have a good laugh, everybody! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkxVwZPic3c
EDIT: I think I have actually been overly enthusiastic with trying to find another commonality amongst the members of this forum. If I somehow put you off by all I said in this post, I sincerely apologize.
Well for one that was me being snarky... and for another, please no spam BV. This is the forum for the Yagate kimi ni naru manga. Nothing else. If you want to have unrelated conversations or send people videos, may I suggest Discord?
I dunno, maybe Dynasty has a spam thread too, most sites do. Might be worth looking into.
Why am I doing the mod's job after being chewed out by the mod despite staying on topic. shakes head
Well, most of this seems to have happened while I was asleep, so that’s a thing.
In any case, if you want to be off topic, we’ve had the Dynasty Cafe thread for quite a while, and if people want to trade funny video links or whatever, that’s a great place for it.
Just don’t do it here, because I’ve already got users annoyed at this whole mess. If it flares up again today, we’re gonna be seeing some temp bans and deletions, and none of us want it to come to that.