Requiem of the Rose King was initially pitched to me as “lulzy queer Shakespeare fanfic with an intersex protagonist.” There’s basically no faster way to get me to pick something up. While I did burn through the first seven volumes (of an unknown planned number; the end of seven implies the story is at about the halfway point) in record time, the journey was much less of an uncomplicated laugh riot than I’d been expecting. Parts of this series struck me to the core and remain with me even now, but they’re complicated by some dubious and arguably outright harmful writing choices that I can’t simply put aside.
(Content warning for discussion of transphobia and sexual assault)
While we’re all dying for more queer genre films, at least we’ve got this really really good one.
This new Netflix series is the latest in Sanrio’s frankly welcome attempt to sell me shit by being aggressively inclusive. If you’ve ever had a shit office job with a shit boss, especially as an AFAB person, this series will speak to you. Or scream, as the case may be.
This episode might have one of my favorite bits that we’ve ever recorded.
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All’s Well That Ends Well.
“if the outcome of a situation is happy, this compensates for any previous difficulty or unpleasantness.”
Origin: possibly in the middle ages, with Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
While Kotetsu’s life just about hit rock bottom in this episode, it ended with him meeting the man who’d save his life.
Here is a secret: I’m kind of a sucker for a good lady-led weepy. This is one. Kinda. Mostly.
Their love is so good.
Welcome to the ur-tragic dead gay movie. It’s even more insufferable than you’re thinking.