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Comic Creators Free Talk 16,736 Comic Creators 6/13/14 6:53am
morbid shark
I own no car and happily take the public transport here (Ireland). It's a tad unreliable, which can be annoying, but since I have access to the tram system, I can ignore the buses. On the other hand, public transport is a b***h in winter. I am kind of starting to miss living in Germany, where my partner has a car. With heating.
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1/6/10 10:39pm
Zee Coldwater
Comic Creators Free Talk 16,736 Comic Creators 6/13/14 6:53am
morbid shark
Kyousouka: yeah, being naturally good at languages help. I'm not. Naturally good, that is. I just lucked out. So not looking forward to having to become fluent in a third language. :I
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1/6/10 2:38pm
Zee Coldwater
Comic Creators Free Talk 16,736 Comic Creators 6/13/14 6:53am
morbid shark
I read a ******** in English (and almost nothing in my mother tongue any more, maybe that's why I'm so s**t at it now) and I think hanging out online really helped. I know my partner learned English pretty much exclusively online and he gets by okay (but he did read in English a lot for recreation). Also, if you moved early (before 11 years of age), you had a natural advantage. Kids pick up lan ...
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1/6/10 2:14pm
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
^^^^ No kidding! Been waiting to read it for a while.
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1/4/10 3:31pm
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
Well, excuse me from trying to discourage young writers from deliberately setting out to write formulaic wankbait.
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1/3/10 10:16pm
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
Pinkface. Like blackface or yellowface, but with gay people. Think Will & Grace. And yes, the majority of BL manga is terrible. I've yet to see one that didn't use the completely ******** up uku/seme dynamic/classification/bullshit.
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1/3/10 6:55pm
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
No. Don't. That's the worst thing you could do. BL manga is exploitative, pinkface bullshit which imposes heteronormative stereotypes on gay couples. Read some actual books. Talk to queer friends you have. Watch movies. Read up biographies of queer people -- or even better, autobiographies. Don't get your plots from straight girls' fantasies of what gay men are like.
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1/3/10 3:04pm
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Is it Humanly Possible 47 Comic Creators 1/3/10 3:09am
The Titanium Spork
No, you can't tell if someone is queer by the way they act. But being an other, a minority, often a mistrusted or worse, persecuted minority does and will affect you. Furthermore, once again, why have any sort of character? Why have female characters, if they aren't having kids? Why have African American characters, if they're not actively fighting economic hardship and de facto segregation? You ...
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1/2/10 5:53pm
Zee Coldwater
Push it to the Limit -- Nanomango's Never Over 90 Comic Creators 1/31/10 5:58pm
Old Dirty Hank
For January: same as December's goal. Ten completed, coloured and lettered pages. Also to set up a proper site for it.
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1/2/10 5:45pm
Zee Coldwater
Is it Humanly Possible 47 Comic Creators 1/3/10 3:09am
The Titanium Spork
You misunderstand me. One's sexuality is not a character trait, no, but like everything else about one's biological make-up and the circumstances of one's birth, it heavily influences the sort of person one is and one's experiences in life. And that's very important in a character. The attitude of "if there's no ********, why even mention they're gay" is why the only time you ever really see quee ...
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1/2/10 3:35pm
Zee Coldwater
Do your characters talk to you? 97 Comic Creators 4/17/10 4:48am
SunflowerWindo...
Becoming too emotionally attached to your characters is the worst thing you can do, as a writer. You need to maintain at least some sort of detachment to be able to put them through the wringer as the story requires. If you're too fond of them, you risk being too easy on them and basically not writing an interesting enough story.
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1/1/10 9:59pm
Zee Coldwater
Is it Humanly Possible 47 Comic Creators 1/3/10 3:09am
The Titanium Spork
Why mention it? Because some people just happen to be LBGT and it doesn't affect them much. The problem is that when you don't mention someone's sexuality, it's automatically assumed they're straight. And furthermore, one's sexuality can and does influence things outside of romantic relationships and politics. Pretending it doesn't is silly, especially when it's something that comes under scruti ...
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1/1/10 9:57pm
Zee Coldwater
Is it Humanly Possible 47 Comic Creators 1/3/10 3:09am
The Titanium Spork
Yes, it's possible. It's hard, much like all good fiction, though. But no, it's not impossible.
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1/1/10 2:15am
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
Since forever. Japan is very resistant to immigration and foreigners in general. You'd have a lot more luck in the USA. If you're adamant on getting published in Japan, it's easier to get popular in the USA first and then get your stuff translated and published in Japan.
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12/30/09 9:24pm
Zee Coldwater
Creating a Yaoi/Shounen-ai Manga 76 Comic Creators 1/8/10 5:10am
Sayaka Tenoh
The most important thing is that you won't be shoving stereotypical, heteronormative pastiches of gay men into situations that amount to emotional abuse and rape. But since you aspire to write "yaoi", I suppose that's too much to ask for. Also, you'd have much more luck being published or whatnot in your own country, in your own language. Japan doesn't like foreigners. At all.
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12/30/09 9:12pm
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