Sunday, April 30th, 2017

So, Saezuru...

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 01:51 am
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And, since this journal is 99% just me recording things down for myself, I am going to plaster my unpopular opinion over it...

Doumeki/Yashiro. I get it. I don't dislike it. I even follow it with some interest, which is far more than I can say for Kageyama/Kuga. Buuuut I don't feel particularly touched by it. When I look up Saezuru stuff people are pouring their hearts out for the two of them, dissecting their relationship in earnest, and I'm like...ehhhh.

Is it because I don't particularly feel for Yashiro? It's possible that I prefer human toilet Yashiro to in-love Yashiro, because the latter is just...not that interesting. One thing that always bugged me about Yashiro is how he's unwilling to become a "real" yakuza—when he has already been one for so many years. I mean, is it too much to ask for a bit of professionalism or at least honesty here? I get it that the author want to make the character sympathetic...but to me that just signals emotional weakness.

So yeah, I don't know if that's why I don't feel for Yashiro. Or Doumeki. Intellectually I know they have gone through literal hell but...there is a visceral disconnection. Strangely enough, their inner tortures do not move me (as opposed to, say, Amou's kata-omoi towards Misumi, or Misumi's lost loves).

One last thing: It seems to me that the rapist father (in all variations) pops up way, way, waaaaaaay too often in Japanese yaoi manga, especially yakuza related ones. To be honest, I am not sure what is the appropriate reaction to this...trope.


Renata Lord/茕蝶。
最近在萌One Piece的柯罗和《鸣鸟不飞》的三角&天羽。

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