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Life lesson: If anyone is scared of you, lick them.

#okay but if legendaries are basically like gods this is like zeus coming down from mt. olympus and licking your face

if it was zeus he’d do a hell of a lot more than lick your face let’s be real

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Jaimie Alexander by Jan Welters for Glamour Italia (March 2014)

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If your friends ever ask you what dmmd is, just show them this.

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screw crowns 

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i’m so pissed by how much fic i’m not writing.

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The Jean Kirschstein Opening 


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Mibuchi Reo and the complex nature of nonbinary gender representation in manga/anime



I just want to point out that Reo (and their team) use neutral pronouns to refer to themselves. This post explains it nicely:

First off, I would like to thank you for bringing this to my notice! Prior to this I had not actually read any extensive reasonings for some Kurobas fans to consider Reo as trans*/nonbinary, so this was very informative on that front. However, as I only briefly touched on this subject in my original reply (which was supposed to be a general recount of Hyuuga’s alleged homophobia to an anon who inquired over it), reading this actually made me want to write a more extensive piece on the complicated nature of assigning gender (or the lack of thereof) to characters like Reo unless the author has explicitly stated this one way or the other – or, as I will come to point out, even if they have.


The original post arguing Reo’s gender(lessness) insists that the evidence presented in Kurobas proves that Reo is without doubt meant to be interpreted as a canonically genderfluid or neutral character. Which is why I am going to argue the following:

Do I feel it’s valid to interpret Reo as trans* (or more specifically, nonbinary)?
Of course.

Do I feel that Reo is, as a character, intended to be 100% canonically trans*/nonbinary in the sense that Westerners understand words such as genderqueer/genderfluid/genderneutral?
Highly unlikely.

My purpose is not to debunk the points brought up by the post above, but instead elaborate on how things like speech patterns, pronouns and other such modes of expression are not in fact 100% credible sources to assigning anyone a gender. Not only because in Reo’s case it can most likely be explained through onee-kotoba and gay stereotypes in Japan, but also because the spectrum of gender identity and gender expression is actually ten million times more complicated and multifaceted than that – particularly in the field of Japanese popular media (in this case, manga and anime).

My purpose is to offer some counterpoints to why the Japanese cultural sphere is, again, incredibly crucial to understanding how some of these concepts are used and perceived, and why it is incredibly misleading for Western readers to simply attach Western labels on things that originate in a different cultural context altogether. Moreover, I would personally also once more like to draw attention to the differences between gender expression (and presentation) and gender identity, because understanding the difference between the two is pivotal in realizing why debates like this fall, without doubt, on the grey area of the spectrum (pun not intended).

Lastly, I will use a few examples from other manga and anime to illustrate the difficulty of portraying (coded) trans* characters to begin with, and why I do not feel like Fujimaki’s depiction of Reo is intended to be among these works.

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If Shingeki no Kyojin had the same documentary format as The Office or Parks, Eren would be that gifable character that everyone just loves on tumblr because he’s just so pissed like all the time, especially at Annie. Like everything she says annoys him. 

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