Risk 31 clear flex that took me a long ass time to do. Unfortunately couldn't get max risk cause my Ops aren't high enough level. Also I couldn't do max risk for all the dailies the previous CC, but I can now. It's just a personal observation that I've improved my roster since last time (basically M3'ed more people since that's genuinely way more important than just levels).
The thing is the pheremone rapey heat shit isnt that common in furry stuffs, ABO ironically goes way more animal lol. I'd say this story leaned more into the pheremone stuff (minus assault) than the last few smutty furthings ive read, lol
Damn, I didn't know that. Makes sense though cause a lot of the settings in omegaverse are sus as fuck. The only good omegaverse stuff I've personally read are all SFW and I can count that on my fingers. Of course, I'm also not actively looking to read omegaverse so I don't have the end all be all knowledge of how much is sus stuff and how much isn't since I just scan summaries and tags.
The worst offender in the omegaverse setting is how omegas go into heat and basically lose all reason and the ability to consent. Being in heat is like being black out drunk except you're also actively trying to get assaulted which is pretty shit, and what's even worse is that you give off a scent that induces alphas to also lose their reason and want to fuck you. Really bad combo as you can probably imagine. That's not even to mention "marking" where omegas basically become dependent on the alpha that marks them and feel pain from being apart from them. Omegas are just fucked over all around, literally and figuratively.
I agree though, Takemiya at least addressed the assault that can happen and writes it off as bad. An unfortunate amount of omegaverse romanticizes it so... yeah. The only thing that really even made this setting omegaverse was the pheromones and some talk of heat cycles and suppressors, but that's basically it. This was a really tame omegaverse story that didn't actually go very deep into the setting. The only really sus part started in the last two pages lmfao.
Whether she succumbs or not isn't relevant. I don't understand ABO stuff enough to know this, but if she is compromising her own happiness by making this choice (especially at their age), then she is making a mistake.
It's not so much compromising her happiness since she's actively fighting her biological urges to follow her feelings instead. The whole concept behind alpha and omega pairings is their biology urging them to get together by making them horny enough to seek each other out.
What she did is make the choice to pursue her romantic attraction over her sexual attraction, and whether she feels happier just depends on your imagination since Takemiya is leaving it open-ended.
(And who knows yet how the older sister will respond).
Yeah I kinda want to see the continuation of this (but also not at the same time) just cause how is this relationship gonna proceed if/when the older sister feels some type of way about her soulmate being with her sister instead? Like that's some fucking drama right there.
Well we didn't get any information about what defective alpha really means besides her being a beta who apparently just smells like an alpha at times. Though... based on that second to last page, it might be because she smells like her sister which... well... sure I guess.
Takemiya did do a good job at side stepping the bioessentialism that comes with the AO pairing though, and it's honestly quite sweet that she's willing to fight against "destiny" to be with someone she likes. It's always nice when omegaverse stories either 1. descontruct themselves or 2. do something completely out of the ordinary in the genre.
Of course, that's not to say that the ending doesn't feel ominous as fuck and kinda made it feel quite a level less sweet than it was maybe going for.
I get that, but me and a lot of the writers I follow who write ABO are AFAB nb people that still identify with the female end of the spectrum in some way. We don't want an AMAB, trans woman experience, because we don't have dicks and we want them. Hell, I read futa, and still read a lot of g!p, because those are also bottom euphoric for me.
You know, this is the first time I've ever heard of this reason for liking these genres. I didn't actually consider this despite being AFAB nb myself cause I just didn't really think about it before. This does give me a better perspective though cause I just saw the negatives associated with omegaverse without thinking much about the reasons why some people would write in that genre.
Haha, it's funny because to me that is more weird than the option you mention first :D
In this type of fictional setting I'd assume trans people could exist but also totally new types that are girls with dicks?
Yeah you'd assume, but they don't really address that most of the time. So with certain omegaverse settings, they don't have you be an alpha/beta/omega until you reach adulthood or reach puberty. Usually it's called differentiation and once you differentiate into either alpha, beta, or omega, that's considered your secondary sex.
I've seen some works that have an alpha character who wanted and thought she would become an omega and ended up becoming an alpha feel gender dysphoria about it. They didn't handle that perfectly imo, but it was still an interesting concept. In the same work, they had a character who was an alpha who crossdressed(?) as an omega so that was also interesting. She did that by disguising her pheromone.
Takemiya having one of her characters be a defected alpha is kinda in a similar vein? Almost like she's an intersex character but I hesitate to compare it without further information.
putting penises and pregnancy in yuri without having any transwomen involved
I feel I'm stepping on a landmine here but I admit I got curious by this sentence: is it in general seen as more ok to add dicks if they're on a girl? I'd guess some people into yuri wouldn't like any dicks at all.
Do you mean if it's on a cis girl? If that's what you mean, then yes and it comes from a transphobic mindset that transwomen aren't real women because their bodies are assigned male at birth. Omegaverse female alpha penis and m!preg action are similar to futa where they try very hard to sidestep any mention of transness so it's just kinda insensitive at best.
I personally much prefer it when they keep it to pheromone stuff if they want to go the pregnancy route. The omegaverse setting is already a suspension of disbelief so if you add in "alphas can impregnate omegas of the same sex through pheromones" as another setting, it wouldn't be weird. Usually that's done through biting/marking someone's pheromone emitting glands (located on the nape of the neck).
Wow I can't believe I'm getting actual plot with this comedy! Hoping the whole fan worship thing gets explored thoroughly and their relationship passes that hurdle into true friendship and then yuri ofc.
Omegaverse really bleeding heavily into yuri huh. It's popular in fanfiction in the west and I've seen a lot in Chinese yuri (both original and fan works) and there's some in Korean stuff.
Tbh I used to hate it a lot since it's a popular setting for porn and putting penises and pregnancy in yuri without having any transwomen involved. Also just putting rigid gender roles via the alpha = hypermasculine role and omega = hyperfeminine role into gay relationships. Those are the really bad things about the setting if done in a way that uses the setting at face value.
I think omegaverse can be good depending on how it's used and if the shit societal rules that are usually introduced are addressed in some way. Like at least pointing out the issues with heat cycles and loss of control that leads to assault and shit like that. It'll be better if the characters are actively fighting against the prescribed roles they have as an omega or alpha. Or even better is if the pairing ends up AA or OO cause that's double gay since that's actively fighting against their instincts to find an "opposite gender."
I can't say this work by Takemiya Jin is breaking out if the box or anything, but the "defective alpha" thing going on is a unique spin on the traditional AO pairings. It's also not straight up porn and assault is looked down upon based on the introduction so it's already looking better than most omegaverse stories. I find that SFW omegaverse stuff tends to be much less "problematic" than ones that are just used as a porn setting, which makes sense.
I hope Takemiya expands more on what defective alphas are and how that works cause that's an interesting concept in itself. Is she just a beta with alpha pheromones or is she an alpha who wasn't able to fully develop her other characteristics or what? How are they treated by society since most settings would ostracize her for being a "failed" alpha or would it be celebrated since it seems alphas are viewed more negatively here? Anyways I'm interested to see how Takemiya spins this cause I've yet to see any characters like this in an omegaverse setting.
Somebody fucking talk me out of doing Mastery 9 Saria. It already punched me in the gut doing M6, but her 3rd skill looks so damn useful for certain challenge maps. Also thinking about M3ing Ifrit's 3rd skill despite already having 2nd M3, but at least that one looks a bit less niche.
Seriously, She the only op where I mastery'd more than 1 skill (besides m1 eyja's s2), and I'm now thinking about going full house. And this is coming from someone who mastery'd Silence's s2 purely for SariaxSilence shippy reasons because all those mats for like 3 less seconds cooldown on a healing skill is NOT worth it gameplaywise
Saria is just useful everywhere like that. She's my only M9 operator since pretty much every skill is useful in certain situations. Basically S2 is universally useful, S1 is useful in any situation where you're relying on her to solo heal, and S3 is for needing to fuck something up real bad using arts damage. S1 and S3 are mainly for "hard" content like CC and she's been a mainstay in said event for a reason.
I genuinely don't think there's another 6 star where all 3 of their skills are useful enough to M9? Even someone like Bagpipe you only want to M6 her at most. I think pretty much every other 6 star, the most you want from them is M6 if you look at it from purely meta reasons. If we're talking non-meta, then just M9 whoever you like the most lol.(Thankfully Saria is my fave character anyways so her being the sole M9 on my roster both fits meta reasons and my own personal joy)