Rin’s look of disgust.
Shinji being a sicko.
The justice served by Lancer (and more).
This was from an ANN review of episode 19 of Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, and no, I’m not going to link to it. If you really want to read that review, look it up yourself, although I suggest not to. I’m not helping these clowns get revenue by linking to them on my blog.
What, so basically “bad guys shouldn’t do bad things because bad things are bad”? Shinji, who is clearly a sicko and desires Rin, should have baked her a batch of cookies instead?
Oh, please. Get out of your damned special little bubble. Writers shouldn’t have to dumb down their works just because aspects of it offends you. Why are people like you even in the entertainment industry, or in any position to “professionally” critique it? By all regards, we should have nothing but stories of people shaking hands and getting along. As much as I like Non Non Biyori and Kiniro Mosaic, it’d be a boring industry if every show was like those.
“Titillate the male audience?” What? I was cheering for Lancer when he punched Shinji in the face. The scene was disturbing and I didn’t want Rin to experience Shinji’s grimy hands on her, or more. I mean, there might be some sickfucks out there (like Shinji) that get off on that crap, but there are sickfucks that get off on murder too, which the Fate series has a lot of. And why leave out lesbians in your generalization? In fact, why complain at all? SOMEONE WAS FORCED TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN THIS ANIME, but you choose this particular issue to soapbox… Why, because it “triggers” you? Does it only matter when it happens to a woman? Oh, fuck off. Every time I see soapbox partake-for-an-agenda crap like this, I seethe.
I’ve gone ahead and ignored this type of BS long enough, but I have to say it right now. Anime, manga, video games, etc… everything that I’m passionate about, I’ve distanced myself from most western fandoms of. And for good reason. Time and time again, whenever I try leave my safe haven on this side of the internet, I see shits like these: People with only a passive-to-no interest in a creative medium bringing in biased Special Snowflake-gender politics to complain about things, “westaboo” anime fans throwing derogatory statements to people who enjoy the original language and not dropping dead from hearing something foreign, self-entitled viewers who whine about muh standalone animation and will only ever have a mere passive interest in a franchise, edgelords who need nihilism in everything, etc. Much less people whining about “otaku pandering” yet when a series actually explores its characters, their ideals and their interactions with others, it’s suddenly a “snorefest” (Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works episode 19 being an example, actually!).
I’m honestly quite sick of it all. In the case of agenda-seeking so-called gender politicians, do you know what Japan’s answer to men drawing sexy women is? Women drawing sexy men. Do you see me whining about the existence of Free! or otome games? In fact, if you’re all about equality, why aren’t you complaining about that shit too? Do you see me complaining about anime males like Kyon being treated like human ATM machines? Or male protagonists being pushed around by women? I literally don’t give a shit about those things. Writers and artists are free to write and draw whatever the hell they like. Women can have their sexy men or women (depending on their sexual orientation) and men can have their sexy women or men. Who cares. It doesn’t matter.
I’ve seen radical feminists complain about Bayonetta being sexist despite women being the most powerful beings in that game, just because Bayonetta looks appealing to men (again, what about the lesbians?). Yet Moxxie from Borderlands is lauded for being some sort of ideal female character. Even though the latter sits behind a desk and makes dick jokes all day long, whereas the former is killing fucking gods and angels. These people are just butting their heads into something they possess no interest in solely for an agenda, without actually playing these games, or watching these shows, etc.
This “cis” straight Asian male (remember, that only makes me somewhat better than a “cis straight white male”!), “POC”, or whatever the fuck you feel like calling me this week has had enough of this bullshit. The world doesn’t revolve around you. Even video games like GTA, which I don’t even like that much, get crap from these types of people and it pisses me off. Violence against women? You realize these games let you choose whoever you want to kill, right? Men and women. Heck, you can even choose to (your mind will be blown) not to kill anyone!
I thought we’ve reached an age where geek subculture is at its peak and mature educated adults would be open-minded to people like me, who invest much of their interests in imaginative media, and wouldn’t label us as “strange”, “weird”, “creepy”, etc. But I was wrong, progression isn’t happening and we’re going ass-backwards. Instead of being just strange though, apparently I’m also a “potential rapist and a danger to women”. And because of my interest in Japan’s culture, their language, and their media, I’m some raving freak of nature despite it being perfectly fine to be interested in other cultures, like Mexican culture or German culture.
Anime, video games, etc… I am now starting to regret any of these becoming popular in the west. I can handle “fandumb” — there will always be fandumb — but when people start using the hobbies I love as an excuse to soapbox and further their own agenda, that’s when I put my foot down. Pretty sure every decent human being is all for equal rights regardless of gender, and are OK with “feminists” who fit the definition of one before the movement got hijacked by the modern crazies (you guys are technically… “egalitarians” these days, aren’t you?), but I don’t think any of them would tolerate people bringing in all of this radical victimization bullshit, thought policing, and first-world problems into their hobbies. Go back to complaining about “manspreading” or something and ignoring women actually being treated like shit in places like the Middle East.
I know this post escalated pretty quickly, but honestly, I’m completely tired of being surrounded by this kind of crap.