…I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what Kojima was going for
Am I the only one that believes John has a markedly unhealthy relationship with Sherlock? Okay, I get how this could appeal to psychologically unaware BL fangirls, considering how much yaoi mangas are suffused with these destructive examples of human interaction. But to someone who is a bit more conscientious of these things, Sherlock’s psychopathic nature seems to be more like something John should be trying to find psycho-therapeutic help for.
Especially S3. Oh lawd. I thought The Hounds of Baskerville was sort of the apex of the length Sherlock was willing to go to prove his correctness. But nope! says Moffat and Gatiss (seriously tho; some of the shit these writers have put into the Sherlock narrative have permanently become the stuff of my literary nightmares). S3 definitely took a jump off of that apex point and flew toward the ground. Never-mind all the other bouts of gratuitous and damaging social incorrectness - because shows/character renditions like this are clearly written to promote the superiority of a specific social group criteria and not to give three licks about anyone/thing else in the process - but why the relationship abuse?
If there’s a such thing as yaoi hands, then can there be a reverse yaoi hands? Except, you know, with head proportions.
why the fuck would aliens use the human gender binary
THIS IS MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH 99% OF SCIFI I SWEAR TO GOD
Hmm… It’s not so much that per se, though that is an issue that truly irks me. I just wish there would be a better depiction of gender and sexuality variance. Like, there can be what humans would understand as “traditional” masculinity and femininity, but then some of would it would have to be queer. I guess that’s why I’m simultaneously fascinated by and skeptical of the entire genre. Most sci-fi narratives are written by and marketed to white, heterosexual, relatively conservative males. That probably also explains why much of the literature tends to promote (whether by intent or unconsciously) misogynistic overtones and sometimes (gratuitous) depictions of colonial racism and xenophobia. There are beautiful exceptions, of course, but I’m talking about the psychological aspects of an entire culture here.
Advance copies of Last Words from Montmartre have arrived. Picture Young Werther as queer, Taiwanese, and living in Paris in the 1990s and you come close to getting a sense of what Qiu Miaojin’s heroine is like.
I’m excited for this one.
This book sounds so far up my street that it’s actually inside my apartment, wearing my pyjamas and sleeping in my bed.
Why can I never find these things when I go searching for books on Amazon ;_;