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joined Jan 14, 2020

I know porn contributes to rape and incest and sex trafficking.

No, you believe that. I really doubt you have good evidence to justify 'know'. Increased porn availability correlates with declining rape rates.

joined Jan 14, 2020

Yeah, it's not "unrealistic" but "shitty plot twist".

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Does Miko interact with anyone else at the school? Maybe she's a ghost, or never existed as a student.

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TBF he was a man who apparently felt the shocking revelation of having a -gasp- Negro somewhere in your family tree would be well-nigh enough to drive someone mad with existential dread.

Or even a Dutchman in your tree, defiling your WASP purity.

joined Jan 14, 2020

So what would be an interesting set of actual tsundere twintail characters to throw together?

I'll throw in Tohsaka Rin.

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I'd say so far this is firmly dubcon at worst, not rape. And not that dubious.

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

"I never said it was for Mikoto!"

"We know you, Nekozaki."

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Well, the other problem is that yes, abusive mother is realistic. But what's realistic after that? She wants to take her 'property' to Hokkaido, then that's what happens. Or maybe Sora runs away from home. Mommy Dearest changing her mind because Sora's high school friends plead for her isn't realistic. There's not a likely realistic happy ending now.

We just jumped from romantic comedy to abusive parent. That's a big tone shift.

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No 'joke' about rubbing the body cream on onee-chan?

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Abusive parents certainly exist, but it's the creator's choice to insert one here suddenly.

Not everything realistic makes for a good story.

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

The last panel shows why her phone has cracks. toss

rainbow8
Silky discussion 20 Feb 21:37
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Damn she let her pluck her pubes until she bled? What the heck

I didn't think I would be explaining this on Dynasty when I woke up this morning... When you're plucking or waxing thick hairs like pubic and armpit hair, sometimes the a thin layer of the dermis called the root sheath (which is around where the hair root forms) comes out with the follicle. It's tiny and doesn't hurt when it happens (it's actually a good thing), but sometimes you get a pinprick-size spot of blood.

Why is it a good thing?

joined Jan 14, 2020

Depends on the setting and tone, I'd say.

If you have 10 random people in a 'serious' and 'realistic' work, it's plausible that they're all het. It's not at all likely that they're all queer.

If they're not random (say they've sought each other out), then that doesn't apply. If the work isn't fully realistic -- maybe it simply takes as premise that you have 10 queer people who bumped into each other -- then that doesn't apply.

I enjoy the webcomics El Goonish Shive, and Rain, both of which I'd say more in the second category: there's a high concentration of queerness and/or genderfluidity or trans-ness, but it's not selected for within the work, it's more that these people who came friends also turned out to be very queer etc.

It's not something I see as a problem or get upset about. But I don't see complaining as a double standard, either. Some people are more bothered by deviations from realism than others.

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

"If you're going to sit on me then sit on my face!" -- Sakurako

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

Part of https://dynasty-scans.com/anthologies/cats_and_sugar_bowls

'A collection of different oneshots from Yukiko with different themes. The tagline was "not your everyday yuri stories".'

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

Ah man, whatever, was still kinda cute even though I think Uta is a sucker for being a doormat

She was a sucker, but now she's getting laid! Wait long enough, hanging around your target until everyone else leaves, and payoff! It's the Nice Girl Way! :D

The real question is whether they've had separate bedrooms. Remember when Kaoru needed to hold Uta's hand to fall asleep?

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This is beyond uselessness. Neko said Miko's swimsuit was too stimulating; how do we get from there to turning "I'm into your body" to weight concerns?

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

Uta making Kaoru's life livable is reason for them living together, but not for romance.

Kaoru's interesting amounts of skinship with Uta could point toward romance/sex after shedding the husband... which would have been interesting to actually see, and probably not after five or more years[1]. Instead we timeskipped from angsty resolution to drunken "snap gay".

We got a destination but skipped half the journey.

[1] Uta was a senior in high school, we skipped past college, they've been living together while Uta worked, so at least 4 + 0.5 + 0.5. I forget if there was a statement of even more years passing...

rainbow8
joined Jan 14, 2020

It's not far off from Usagi Drop at this point. You can even look at this story as Kaoru grooming Uta to be totally into her ever since her early childhood.

I didn't see any grooming either here or in Usagi Drop.

the entire premise would work much better if the two leads learned to move away from their unhealthy codependent relationship

Or if they spiraled into the codependent relationship, Kaoru turning to the one person she can rely on. Could have been unhealthy but fun for some of us to read. Instead they just limped into it, mostly off-page in timeskips, with "SUDDENLY I'M BI FOR YOU YAY".

Time skip of one year where they don't see each other.

I think that's where it went wrong from my POV. IIRC they'd just both said "fuck the sexual tension, I want you in my life". Right, here:

https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch36#31

"I want to live with you again!" Great! But then followed... by them not even seeing each other?

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"And all of that ignores that the whole set up with the “bet” is designed to make Marika more resistant to “falling” since she doesn’t get paid if she does. Ugh."

That's confusing, because in this chapter Marika seems to have been paid up front? Does she have to give it back if she loses?

rainbow8
Twin Yuri discussion 12 Feb 23:12
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Way more interesting than perpetual uselessness.

rainbow8
Double Bed discussion 12 Feb 23:06
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Who moves in with their (I assume) SO and sleeps in separate beds? For 2 years?!? I gotta admit, I thought this one was really dumb even though I like her other works.

It's not that uncommon to have separate beds, or even separate bedrooms if you can afford it. Especially if a couple keeps very different schedules, or otherwise tend to disturb each other when sharing a bed.

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Hey, some of us like dubcon or noncon. Looking forward to it!

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I cannot confirm 'most'.

However, many prefectures also have local "corruption of minors" or "obscenity statutes" (淫行条例) which raise the de-facto age of consent to 16-18, unless they are in a "sincere romantic relationship", usually determined by parental consent. For example, the effective age of consent in Tokyo by local statute is 18. The age of marriage is 16 for girls and 18 for boys with parental permission, and 20 otherwise (as stated in " ナス邃「窶慊カ窶「ナクナスニ停?邸", the Child Welfare Act of Japan.

I did not know the marriage age was 20! I knew drinking was, but I think voting is at 18... ah, lowered in 2015.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/age-of-consent-by-country has some weird stuff.

Nothing in English seems to actually list the prefectures in this matter.

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I live in Ontario, where the min wage is roughly $15, and used to work 2 or 3 five to eight-hour shifts, in High School, meaning I got paid usually around $75 to $120 a day.

So, 8 hours of work to earn US$100 before taxes. The dates -- at least to Marika's anticipation -- probably won't be nearly that long. Couple hours of eating out or going shopping. Of course what actually happens is another matter...

I've read many manga with girls doing enkō, and the accepted standard seems to be two strawberries for one sexual date of 90 minutes at a love hotel. Dunno if it's reality in fiction or just a generally believed trope.

$300 for 90 minutes of sex. Sounds plausible. Then $100 would probably be "hang out with me for a few hours".