Omg, Im done!! That was actually pretty short, compared to how i thought it would be.It was interesting since this is the first time i did this kind of thing.I felt that I wasnt getting anywhere though most of the time since i usually answered with an I dont know. Ok, thank you to those who've read my entries!Im surprised people even commented
34. least favorite BL manga seme/uke (can be from different series)
Shinkawa and Takaaki/Katou(whatever his name was) from When a man loves a man by Nitta Youka. They were really unstable, even after they got together.I just didnt like the way their relationship progressed or started out.Also it might partly be due to the fact that Iwaki and Katou resembles the couple from Haru wo daiteita that i did not like the main pair of When a man loves a man.
35. a BL manga pairing you wish would have happened instead of the canon couple
Um, Im not too sure.Most would probably be from non/borderline bl mangas. I'll just be stealing from anjichan here on Descendent of darkness' Muraki and Tsuzuki. There's something about Muraki's sadistic personality that just drives me on the edge, especially when its used on Tsuzuki.He always turns into those cute chibi forms from embarrassment. And have you ever noticed how whenever Muraki shows up or harasses Tsuzuki, he somehow manages to always have this sexy and attractive look. You dont get that with Hisoka.
Ok im done!I'd like to thank anjichan for introducing me to this wonderful meme and nanpa for creating this! It was an interesting walk down memory lane and a spot in the hospital for brain damage from thinking too hard ^_~
32. a BL manga that’s the best of the best in your favorite sub-genre
I actually couldn't tell the difference between sub genre and plot device.So i went over to mangaupdates to see the genre.Yeah, I'm pretty dumb.And because I'd rather go by genre anyways rather than specific manga(as i have a lot of favorite manga), I'll just choose school love. As much as i love best friends into lovers, i also like the whole idea of student/student relationship, teacher/teacher relationship, teacher/student relationship and yeah,you get where im going with this.I find this genre so fluffy and cute and makes my fujoshi heart melt.And with the action thing, I love Yakuza but i also love the idea of polices and well anything actiony.It gives some excitement in a story.
So hopefully i answered his question right.If you want, you can point me in the right direction.
33. favorite BL manga seme/uke (can be from different series)
Goh and Taki from Yellow by Tateno Makoto.Also, Yamai from Konbini kun by Junko.
I think Goh and Taki is an obvious choice from previous questions.I like action filled mangas, I like strong ukes, and i feel they complement each other very well. With Yamai, I love straightforward semes who know what they feel and dont let things cloud their feelings. I really like straightforward types, even with ukes. That's not to say that i dont like other kind of ukes like Nakaba, who's not as straightforward.
So i've lost count on which day is which. But im assuming by the dates and the way i arranged them, it should be the right days.Ok, onto the meme which im splitting in two posts
30. favorite overused BL manga plot device
Yakuza or maybe best friends turned lovers? I love action so Yakuza fulfills that.It's so bad a** when i see them with guns or swords or even just knowing they're a member.Plus i dont cringe if they have scars all over their body(i dont have a scar fetish). Im not sure about childhood friends, but because i love school boys love, I feel that the best friends turning into lovers is what plays a large role in it.
31. least favorite overused BL manga plot device
Love at first Rape!! So, it's not like i dont read ones that do have rape as the key to the start of their relationship but it's not realistic to me.If you're raped, you're raped.It means it's against your will.There are some interesting stories though that have this plot.
Darn,even though i said i was back on schedule i did it again 3 times.I 've been a bit tired and i havent been feeling well so i think i'll post when i'm having more energy, at least every other day!Ok enough about my RL problems,onto the meme!
27. a BL manga you think is so brilliant it’s like literature
Ok, hands down, I can say Sakura Gari by Watase Yuu!
I've read many of Watase sensei's shoujo works but i wouldn't exactly say i like them.I feel the females aren't strong enough for me and some of the conflicts are off of dumb things like in Alice 19th but that isn't to say i hate her works.They're OK. Anyways, On to the reason why.
So as i said, her shoujo works aren't all that to me and i was surprised to see her make a bl work.And i was a bit unsure since i thought it would be one of those cliche stories.Surprisingly, it had a really dark atmosphere to it from the beginning.And even more surprisingly, it made my heart move in very different ways. I felt bad one moment, angsty the next, and then i felt relieved and sad at the same time. If i think about it, the story itself was what caught me by surprise because despite being a bl, i could honestly say that the focus was more on the relationship between characters, one which happens to like another man, and the conflict between their inner demons and their outer demons, that includes their emotions and their struggle to define the relationship.
Im surprise seeing as how im usually all gungho about sex scenes but i didnt mind not seeing them in this one.Most of which were rape being the main reason but i felt that the story is what guides the reader along and not the sex scene. It's true that usually rape isnt a good thing and i still dont advocate it, but it fit in this story to tell the truth.I could go on and on but ill just stop here.
I would so buy this if it ever came out but i just read that because of legal issues, there is a very low chance of it ever being published. T~T(Why!)
Wow,4 entries missed. 4 !!! that's a lot.I've been preoccupied with various things so yeah i should be back on schedule though.
20. a BL manga that would make a great porno
Anything by Ougi Yuzuha. Her stories are funny, "cute"(in a manly sense), and every2 pages i see a sex scene
21. a BL manga that deserves more recognition
The real question should be what doesn't deserve more recognition.
22. a BL manga you wish didn’t exist
I would never wish for something not to exist.It's rude and i shouldnt be the one to judge someone else's work. So the real question should be what manga do i regret reading. It would be Koi no Kawaki(Thirst for love). There's not much reason for not really liking this manga.It's just i found things to be a bit annoying. I blame mostly the girl, but i also blame everyone else too and their reckless actions.
23. the best long BL manga series
There was a few to choose from but i decided to go with Haru wo daiteita. This was the first long series, reversible, man and man( not man x boy pretending to be a girl) bl manga I read. I cried,laugh, and felt embarrassed when the characters were.I can really say this is one of the best manga i have read. And though i shouldnt say this, it is one of Nitta-sensei's better works that doesn't involve rape, though close