Maverynthia: Library of the Labyrinth of Blue

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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.

Durarara!!, Vol. 1

Durarara!!, Vol. 1 - Ryohgo Narita, ヤスダ スズヒト, Stephen Paul I've seen people say that the DRRR!! series is cool or something but... this book sure doesn't show anything cool.
All the men get the limelight, they fight each other and get to be the cool ones. Meanwhile Celty the supposed protagonist is often beaten, humiliated and at one point cries in the arms of her abuser.
The women are in the periphery and the ones that do get some form of characterization love abusers. The author thinks this is "just love" and not abuse at all, which informs me as to how the author views life.
The actual evens of the book are honestly boring. Nothing much really happens and with all the characters around, it becomes a confusing mess at times. Also there's a Deus Ex Machina ending and our Mikado is suddenly a "bad ass". Something women aren't afforded in stories.

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.

Reading progress update: I've read 72%.

Dendera - Edwin Hawkes, Nathan Collins, Yuya Sato

FUck this book and fuck this author.

NOw they are contemplating on having men in their village and also need men to fight a bear because even old men are supposedly soooooooo much stronger than old women and fuck this shit.

It's pretty garbage that the author thinks old women are fragile that they instantly turn to gibs as if they were hit by a BFG2000 when the bear attacks.

Crescent Moon, Vol. 1

Crescent Moon, Vol. 1 - Haruko Iida The artwork seems to be a confusing mess and it looks like it wasn't cleaned up well. I'm wondering if this is just a TokyoPop thing or what. The beginning is confusing, but it pans out by the end of the book. One of those "Weird poem/song lyrics that make no sense because you haven't been introduced to anything couples with visuals that don't go along with it, with a bad translation of what's going on."

The overall story of volume one is pretty weak as volume 1s go. We have Mitsuru that wants to kill our MC (he's the main romance option here) because he had a messed up childhood and that's pretty much what happens in every chapter. Mahiru somehow touches Mitsuru and he turns into a tengu and the rest of the posse has to restrain him. I don't get why this is such a big thing for the first volume as it's resolved by the end. It's something that can simmer for all the volumes.
The overall story is alright though. Legendary monsters are real and are dying off and need Mahiru's help and there was a promise long ago and it didn't pan out and people are angry today about it.

Young Miss Holmes Casebook 5-7

Young Miss Holmes Casebook 5-7 - Kaoru Shintani It has a real strong start than the other books and like the other two it falls flat at the end with some more racist shit, this time with India. However it did manage to say that India should view Britain as it's enemy after the British went into and trashed the place.
However this is while it's saying that Nada should wear a dress because it's so much better than what she's wearing. What she's wearing however is better to move in because she's trying to protect Christie.
Kind of reminds of how British curry is so much better from "Black Butler" because Sebastian put chocolate in it. It's kinda gross.

Dendera Reading progress update: I've read 67%.

Dendera - Edwin Hawkes, Nathan Collins, Yuya Sato

I've just started skimming this book. It's like to pad itself out by havinga chain of names and where people are going.

The bear is now back and they are still trying to fight it.

Given that this was written by a dude there's a ton of gender essentialist stuff. I don't think a bear can turn someone into giblets with just a swipe of a paw, even if the person being attacked is old.

Dude obviously thinks that old people are just so fragile, when in reality there are a lot of old people that are active and strong.

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