swamitime

Anonymous asked:

Are you really one of those gross dudes who distinguishes between 'ephebophile' and outright pedophilia?

swamitime answered:

Not typically but I’ve been made to sit through enough Larry Clark movies (Kids, Bully, Wassup Rockers, eugh) to know that it is specifically teenage boys he’s into and there is a word for that.

I am 100% aware that there are a bunch of gross dudes who make that distinction when defending themselves against charges of pedophilia after slobbering all over underage anime girls on forums but that isn’t what I’m doing here and you know that so why bother with the hostile accusation?

I recently ran into a blog post where the writer stated that Free! has “implicit pedophilia” in it because it sexualizes high school boys.

So yeah, I think it’s a useful distinction.

Today I read Mahou Tsukai no Yome by Kore Yamazaki.

15-year-old Chise has been an unwanted child for her whole life, because she can see fairies and other supernatural beings. She ends up in a human auction where she’s purchased by Ellias Ainsworth, a magus with a skull for a head.

Ellias frees Chise and makes her his apprentice and future bride. He’s no mortal man, however, and it’s pretty clear that his interest in Chise is something else than desire.

Chise is a rare case among those who have magical abilities, because she’s able to stockpile magical energy from her surroundings to a far greater degree than most humans. This also places a lot of stress on her body, though, which causes her to sleep for days afterwards, and supposedly dooms her to an early death. Ellias seems to have some plan concerning this, though.

Chise and Ellias start living together in his countryhouse near London and regularly embark to take on various magical odd jobs. There are dragons, fairies and magical cats living just under the radar for regular people.

The world-building feels strong and logical, and draws largely from Celtic myths. The art is also extremely impressive. It’s hard to believe that the author has previously only created a curious-sounding two-volume romance series, which sadly has not been translated.

The series was originally published in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Blade, which recently ceased publication. A new web magazine will replace it in September, though, and the series will continue there.

Apparently the first volume alone has sold 100 000 copies, so I expect great things from this one. It even already has an official Twitter account.

cearalucaya
cearalucaya:

konkeydongcountry:

how much money did this girl spend on custom t-shirts in the name of stop-motion anime titties

Well there are 25 frames in this GIF. Meaning she bought well… 25 shirts. Assuming the shirts cost $15.95 each, she spent $398.75. Not including shipping. So with shipping she spent over $400 to make a stop motion of anime titties.

She didn’t spend anything. This is the “this series is brought to you by the following sponsors” clip of the anime itself, so the production crew most likely had the shirts made as a group order. Most likely with company money.

cearalucaya:

konkeydongcountry:

how much money did this girl spend on custom t-shirts in the name of stop-motion anime titties

Well there are 25 frames in this GIF. Meaning she bought well… 25 shirts. Assuming the shirts cost $15.95 each, she spent $398.75. Not including shipping. So with shipping she spent over $400 to make a stop motion of anime titties.

She didn’t spend anything. This is the “this series is brought to you by the following sponsors” clip of the anime itself, so the production crew most likely had the shirts made as a group order. Most likely with company money.