Maverynthia: Library of the Labyrinth of Blue

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Reading progress update: I've read 283 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So, another thing I've been noticing is how many times the girls are told to shut up by Guren where he just "..." all the males.

Also all the women are expected to do all the gopher stuff, like get snacks and serve tea.

 

And of course Mito is bested by Guren. Put into her place. Norito however is good as he's a spellcaster. Guren doesn't need to put a sword to his neck, he also reacted while Mito is all "Ah, how DARE you". Mito is supposed to be good. She's part of the Jujo clan. We haven't really see her be good at all other than against Shigure. Another girl.

 

Of course the COMBAT UNIFORMS HAVE SKIRTS They are supposed to protect from various things however the girls are of course forced into mini-skirts and all of them are acting brainless asking if the outfits "suit them". THey are supposed to be on a super special secret mission.

Males want to talk about realism in things yet won't say a goddamn thing about this shit.

Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Women babble, screech, are weak are 'petulant children', they are annoying, they are everything but human.

 

In this section Guren is tortured and of course doesn't give up everything, meanwhile all the women are secondary and Mito Jujo is doing her "I'm a Jujo and don't like you, but because this is for dudes I have to love you because OH GUREN you are sooo strong!"

 

Everything is about fighting and strength, there's no empathy at all. This teaches men that only anger matters and that any other emotion is wrong and bad and weak and shit.

Reading progress update: I've read 188 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

This book teaches boys that 5 year old boys shouldn't cry. That 5 year old boys are "older" than 5 year old girls. That 5 year olds can fall "insta-love" to each other. Also there's girl hate. That shitty kind of "I'm in love with him so you can't be" girl hate going on.

 

I'm finished with book one though. This is an omnibus so there's a book two. I wish it wasn't as I'm already done with this shitty shounen garbage man book.

Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Girls lay weeping and screaming

Boy stood dazed...

 

Boys get to be strong in the face of death, girls just lay there and scream........

 

Mito Jujo also is suddenly in love with Guren and is now a crying, weak mess that need a maaaan to comfort her. They kind of even lamp shade the fact she's suddenly clinging onto Guren.

 

Men should never write.

Reading progress update: I've read 152 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Boys can be infinitely strong but girls have some kind of limit and are supposed to be weak.. weaker than the weakest boy. Nobody comments on this shit, just open mouth insert misogyny and chew and swallow it with a shit eating grin.

 

Of course Mahiru loses to Guren, of course she betrayed her clan for a maaaan.

Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Aaaand here it is, complete with illustration. SHe's completely humiliated, stripped and beaten by Seishiro and need Guren to come save her despite the fact she was supposed to be traaaained and all that. Also all the males are jeering for her to be stripped because they are just animals and we have to teach the males reading this book that's how they should act. That women are weak sex objects that are only there for male pleasure and that if you have one you need to protect it because she can't do it herself.

 

This is why I hate shounen. Every fucking story plays out like this, yet everyone is all "OOooh this story is SO GOOD!" It's the same damn misogynistic male power fantasy that plays out exactly the same damn way every fucking time. Yet people slurp it up.

Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Oh look Shigure lost.. of course.

Also I've noticed the way the men are just left to talk about the women and nobody calls them out. It's like training males to be rapists. "It's OK to say this stuff, see nobody says anything even the hero agrees with you."

 

Of course Shigure bursts into tears. Even the stoic women have to cry and be vulnerable, be soft, be fuckable for males as males don't want to shove their dick into a stone of whatever shit males think women are when they aren't all cast from a mold and have their own emotions.

Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Of course Sayuri and Shigure have been TRAAAINED and of course lose the first battle they are in. It's always this way. They always say that the girls are strong and then they lose lose lose. Often times sexualized in defeat.

Reading progress update: I've read 82 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

The girls are treated like meat and Guren says nothing. Of course Sayuri is the male fantasy and is just WAITING for Guren. Gross

Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So now Guren gets into a fight with a SUPER powerful guy and of course he wins. Every fucking shounen hero is a super badass that can beat anyone straight out of the can.

Meanwhile the two girls were being useless as usual, even though they are supposed to be the ones protecting him.

Reading progress update: I've read 54 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So they taught a 15 year old girl that she was to be a sex slave to a man. This is def a 1 star read. Let's shee how gross this book can get.

Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So of course we have a male who is supposed to be guarded by two girls AND of course he ends up protecting them both. One of the girls is of course brainless rendered with large breasts because of course.

DNF

Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights - Ryu Mitsuse, Alexander O. Smith

I can't finish this. Now we have Judas being 60 years on when only ONE of the disciples was even an adult.

Ryu Mitsuse is also the one that trashed Andromeda Stories so this is yet another Haikasoru fail. One of those books that everyone reads and thinks is good because a dude wrote it.

 

It's boring, pretentious, and sexualizes a girl, the ONLY girl that's given any character.

Dendera - Review

Dendera - Edwin Hawkes, Nathan Collins, Yuya Sato

This book is so bad it doesn't even have a decent ending. It's one of those "You imagine what happens next!"

 

Overall this book has a tone of "women can't do anything without a man, especially old women." They bite each other's backs and always talk about doing things, but never get them done.

The author, a dude, waxes on how weak old women are so much that when the bear attacks, they just turn into gibs like in FPS games. That.. doesn't happen. Of course the women fail to attack the Village and thus the men are saved, as women hating men is baaad. Men hating women and thus tossing them onto a Mountain is goooood. I get the feeling the broauthor has some pent up issues about his grandparents.

 

Overall another misogynistic book, byt a misogynistic author, brought to us by a misogynistic ViZ Imprint.

Reading progress update: I've read 90%.

Dendera - Edwin Hawkes, Nathan Collins, Yuya Sato

More fucking torture porn and now ther's nobody left to attack the village. It was stated that "growing beyond the village was MORE GRACEFUL than attacking it" of course a dude would say that. Women murdering the oppressors that were killing them? No! So... unfeminine! Fuck men, and fuck the guy that wrote this book.

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

Dendera - Edwin Hawkes, Nathan Collins, Yuya Sato

I'm really starting to think this is just a torture porn novel about old women that broauthor wrote because his granma was mean to him that one time or something. Dude seriously thinks old women are just so frail that you poke them and gibs fall out.

 

It also seems that Haikasoru has a hard on for books by broauthros wo hate women and see them only as objects, either to fuck or murder.

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