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.
I’ve been working hard to read as many translated manga with queer themes or characters as possible, so now seems like a good time to share what I’ve managed to find with all of you. There’s a little bit of everything here, from cute romcoms to murder lesbians to the origins of BL as a genre. Happy Pride, everyone!
This essay was commissioned by @UncleAsriel. You can find out more about commissions here.
Watching a new group of artists set out together is a gamble: you look at the strengths they’re already beginning to display, the issues they’re working out how to overcome, and lay your bets as to where they’ll end up in a month, or a year, or ten. Zoom Doom Stories, who just completed their debut podcast Spines, has put an impressively strong foot forward with a mission statement to make “dark, creepy, queer, feminist podcasts.” Sign me up.