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My Opinions on the Gen 2 Cast

2020.11.26 23:57 CoylerProductions My Opinions on the Gen 2 Cast

Since I made a post about my opinions on the Gen 1 Cast,here's my opinions on the Gen 2 Cast,which I consider as the contestants from both Revenge of the Island and Pahkitew Island:
Revenge of the Island:
B: Honestly not a bad character,I thought he was pretty good.
Staci: While not the worst,I didn't love her,though I thought her concept was pretty funny.
Jo: She's Eva with more screentime,that's about it.
Brick: My favourite character from Revenge of the Island,I always loved Brick's army style,he was such a good character.
Dakota: She was alright,though like Ezekiel,turning her into a mutant kinda ruined her.
Sha-Lightning: The biggest Chad of them all,Lightning is my 2nd favourite from Revenge of the Island,he's fuckin hilarious.
Scott: My 3rd favourite from Revenge of the Island and favourite character from All Stars,I always loved Scott. He had a great plan of losing on purpose to drop his competition. While Zeke is still my main farm boy,Scott is a close 2nd,he was great.
Cameron: I dunno why people compare Cameron to Cody,these guys are completely different. Cameron serves as the "smart" and "wimpy" guy,and while he serves his role well,he didn't deserve to be a finalist in Revenge of the Island.
Anne Maria: I liked her character,though she didn't have enough screen time. She should've dated Zeke.
Mike: He was alright,his multiple personalities were ok,but he was pretty bland.
Zoey: Yeah,I don't really know what to say,she was another really bland character.
Dawn: How is Dawn considered a fan favourite? She was fine,she existed,but she's nowhere near the best character,I thought she was just ok.
Sam: Bruh,not only is this boy thicc but he's also an epic gamer. 6 outta 10,he's just ok.
Pahkitew Island:
Sky: Eh,she was alright,I could tolerate her.
Amy/Samey: No matter what people say,these guys are nothing more than a bad joke and at the very least a Ridonculous Race team. The problem is that unlike Katie and Sadie,they had no character and just kinda existed.
Jasmine: I actually really liked Jasmine,she was pretty decent. Her design was great and her relationship with Shawn was cool. My issue is that she ignored Shawn for half the season because he knocked her into the water with a baton,during a challenge in which it was required,while they were on seperate teams. It's like she expected Shawn to pull a Trent move from Action. She was pretty good,but that's about it.
Sugar: Easily the worst character from the season,Sugar was so boring,loud and annoying. She's literally just MacArthur only not in the Ridonculous Race,I hate every moment she's on screen,should've been booted first.
Scarlett: I personally really liked Scarlett. While not an amazing antagonist,she was pretty decent as a normal character. Her interactions with Max were great and I felt like she had enough screen time.
Ella: Bruh,my favourite female character from Pahkitew Island,I always loved Ella's Disney Princess theme. Her original design was really good and her current design was solid. Her singing was great and her lines were pretty funny at times.
Beardo: Eh,he just kinda exists.
Leonard: Again,he just kinda exists.
Dave: I thought he was pretty good,I won't lie,though he shouldn't have made the merge.
Rodney: While people hate this Wreck-It-Ralph ass looking motherfucker,I no homo love this lad,he clearly gets all the women with no problems.
Max: Ever heard the word "EVIL"? Max is easily the pure definition of "EVIL". While not as good as Justin in Action,every scene with Max is hilarious!
Shawn: I loved Shawn,he was amazing! Every scene felt great with him,he totally deserved to win the season,and I would've loved to see more of him. His Zombie fear was hilarious and always made me smile.
Topher: The biggest Chad of them all from the Gen 2 Cast,Topher is flawless,he should've made the finale instead of Sky. His interactions with Chris were comedy gold,every scene with this kickass hosting bastard was beautiful! I would've loved to see Topher get his own spinoff hosting a season,maybe having him get an Amazing Race season instead of Don.
So there's my thoughts on the Gen 2 Cast. While not as good as the Gen 1 Cast,I still had a great time with them. Hopefully you enjoyed my thoughts on them. I'll work on my Gen 3 Cast opinions later on in the week
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2020.11.26 09:32 voidish_ftm Every trans ask on askgaybros ever

Hello fellow HOMOSEXUALS, would you consider dating an icky trann- i mean trans “””””””””man””””””””???? Personally I think everyone attracted to trans “””””men””””” is actually bi hc how could you be gay boy when tranny vagina no dick?
Top answer, three awards: well I, AS A HOMOSEXUAL MALE MAN WHO LIKES MEN, i could NEVER date a tranny. Yeah I know calling them slurs and women isn’t “politically correct” but I do it anyway, it’s not MY FAULT if these stupid mentally ill degenerates 41%!!!1! Anyway I am a homoSEXual male meaning I only like men with real cock dick penis cum sperm erection balls. TIFs have icky gross ew female VAGINA. ME ME GAY BOY ME NO LIKE VAGINA!!!!! GENITAL PREFERENCES ARE VALID!!!! SEX IS BIOLOGICAL!!!!! IM NOT RACIST FOR CALLING BLACK MEN ON GRINDR THE N WORD!!!!! NO FATS NO FEMS NO CHOCOLATE NO RICE!!!!!! It’s just my PREFERENCE!!!1!1!1!11!
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2020.11.26 06:33 uradumbitch Labels and identities

Hey folks,
I'm a femme girl and I have identified as a lesbian for the past 7 years. In those seven years I have had two long-term relationships with two women. In both relationships, I was faced with the issues of a sexual incompatibility in that both of my partners stopped wanting to engage in any sexual activity. I'm a conventionally attractive gal so this didn't hurt my ego, but it left me in a pickle. Between those relationships I've engaged in sex with men because a) it's easier to pick up guys than girls and b) because I don't think of sex as a big deal I jokingly call penises "nature's strap-on's" and it's more to serve a function than because I am genuinely attracted to them. Since this time, I have still called myself a lesbian. On the other lesbian subreddit, I noticed this woman had written that to do what I am doing really harms "real lesbians" and that I am contributing to lesbian erasure by continuing to identify as a lesbian. But it actually took some real sould searching on my part to understand the function of my behaviour of having sex with a handful of men in my time of coming out. Like technically, I guess you could say I'm homo-romantic but pan sexual. However, I don't feel like I should have to indicate who I have sex everytime I tell people that I'm not straight. People don't often guess that I'm gay, so usually I have to tell new people when the time is right (co-workers for example when making pleasantries). I already feel very sexualized as a queer woman, and I feel that if I introduced myself this way every time to people, that would make it worse. Plus, I exclusively date women. I am not romantically interested in men at all. Why does sexual orientation put so much focus on the sex aspect and not as much on the romantic aspect. Isn't that just as important, if not more important when describing yourself? I do use the term queer to describe myself as well.
Edit: I'm not attracted to men. Men are just easy. I have never told a man I slept with that I was a lesbian because I know how damaging that would be. I could only ever be in a relationship with women. I feel differently having sex with women than with men. Sex with women to me is personal, loving and meaningful. Sex with men is getting a job done.
When I started dating women for the first time I felt butterflies and getting excited to be on a date and wanting to be in a relationship felt like for the first time. I've never experienced that with any males.
If you don't agree please respect me as a person.
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2020.11.25 14:12 SternSiegel 27/M/US/ I Haven't Had a Pen pal in 15 Years. Would like to Try it Again!

Hello all. I'm a 27 year old non traditional college student living in the US, but my immediate family immigrated from Germany. When I was in the 6th grade, we had a semester project where we wrote a pen pal usually from another country and the person I got greatly impacted my life and made me a very worldly person I believe. I love making foreign friends and learning about their culture. Since then I've met many people over the internet and had a best friend from Hungary for nearly 12 years, dated a French person, and so on... but there's just something about waiting in anticipation for a letter that you don't get with a DM.
I should preface with a bit about me: I'm an awkward dork that loves to talk about science, books, nature, and space. I'm an honors student but I don't like to be a prude about it. I was all over the place in my studies and finally settled on experimental psychology as a major. I totally get if academics isn't your thing though. I also love anything expressive and creative and try to dabble in any art form I can get my hands on. Doodling, painting, sculpting, paper crafting, journaling, woodwork, calligraphy, knitting, candle making...I even tried to make plush toys for a while. A jack of all trades kind of situation. You can definitely expect some trinkets and doodles from time to time! If you are an artist too swapping art can be fun.
As for media...I don't really watch a lot of TV or movies and people usually find that very strange lol. I just can't find a lot of it relatable to really engage with. I love old animated movies like Plague Dogs or Secret of Nimh, and did watch anime for a while but grew out of it lately. I love video games though. Particularly the strange ones like Ecco the Dolphin,Silhouette Mirage, Katamari Damaci, or the philosophical types of RPG's like Baroque, Persona, 999, and I also play your givens like Final Fantasy, Pokemon ECT. If you're an avid gamer I have an extensive collection so reccomendations or even game swaps could be fun.
More personally I am unapologetically queer. Demi/Pansexual. I'm not afraid to break gender norms. I'm also a furry, and my fursona is a Musk deer. I also have some deep mental health issues so if I seem off or out of character at times that's normal for me and I'll come out of it. I'm atheistic but I respect other views as long as mine are respected. Just a disclaimer as I've started conversations with people and then they had a problem with me being "cringe or homo" so getting that out of the way upfront lol.
I'm rambling so...yeah if you found any of this relatable or even mildly interesting I'd love to hear from you and we can plan from there!
TLDR: If you want letters and art from a quiet geek with too much time on his hands who likes books, writing, art, and gaming, feel free to say hello.
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2020.11.25 12:13 BaraOblivion Reason for classical definition bisexual vs the biphobic adoption of the newer definition

The reasons it's biphobic. 1. With the classical/original definition you had to like both sexes with "attraction to one or more gender" you don't. It's excluding those with attraction to sex characteristics in the same way the proposed one supposedly excluded others.
  1. It drops people who only have sexual attraction to one gender but two sexs from stating they are bisexual. An example would be someone who likes both sexes but only one gender.
  2. It allows those who only like one sex but multiple genders to identify as Bisexual when there are already terms for that like Omni and Pan.
  3. The change is being made to cater to people that don't necessarily identify as Bisexual.
  4. Proposed change supports the bi-phobic notion pushed by non-bisexuals as a means of disparaging them.
  5. Stating that the original definition didn't include trans people or misgendered them is biphobic. Due to people from the outside promoting negatives to another person's sexual identity, this was done by homosexuals, heterosexuals, trans, and pansexuals to bisexuals alot and we faced discrimination in LGBT spaces due to it.
  6. It promotes the biphobic notion that everyone is bisexual and no one is. Proponents of the change state that it doesn't matter if someone actually believes they are bisexual.
It can also be homophobic cause saying that Homosexual is the attraction to the same Gender. - States the original definition is transphobic or misgendered people is homo-phobic because you are defining someone else's sexual orientation and adding negative aspects that aren't necessarily there (it assumes that those who identify with the sex based definition are transphobic when. - Leaves a Homosexual person open to someone saying well why don't you just consider yourself Bisexual if you like feminine gay/bisexual men. -Restricts Homosexuals to only liking males who purely identify as males.
It's biphobic and homophobic-
Since it changes definitions that have been used to combat the discrimination that Bisexuals and Homosexuals face based on the sex of the person they are interested.
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The new definitions makes it change someones sexuality based on if they are dating someone gender non-comforming or non-binary... So people CLAIMED it was transphobic because it could be mis-defined as excluding trans, now it definitely changes how someone can identify based on the gender of the person they date.
Keep in mind I am a firm believer that trans people are the sex/gender they identify as and that dating them doesn't change someones sexuality.
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2020.11.20 19:32 I_Am_A_Mudcrab Little guide on the Split Attraction Model and an easy starting point on Bisexuality.

Bisexuality (as I have come to know it) is the ability for a person to form romantic and/or sexual attractions to more than one gender. These attractions don't have to be equal or even in the same ways, and so I thought I'd give a little breakdown of the SAM to help highlight this.
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The SAM basically says we can break down our attractions and look at them on the basis of gender, and then romantic/sexual. An easy way to think of it is:
1 Can I see myself dating a man? 2 Can I see myself dating a woman? 3 Can I see myself fucking a man? 4 Can I see myself fucking a woman?
Let's say a woman answers yes to only #2, #3, and #4, this would make her bi-sexual and homo-romantic: totally valid Bi. Let's say a man leans heavily for men but says yes to all 4, he would be bi-sexual and bi-romantic: totally valid Bi.
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For what it's worth, enbies and other gender non conforming people should also be considered but I just did the 4 to make it easy. A person into most men romantically and sexually but only non binary people sexually is still Bi. Same with a woman into women and enbies.
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The most important part though is that this doesn't define you, it is just meant to help you get a better understanding of your own preferences and attractions. A woman into women romantically and sexually, and a handful of men sexually would technically be Bi but if she chooses to call herself a lesbian who really cares, she found a label that helps her.
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2020.11.20 01:16 porcorosso001 I don't understand if there is a chance between us

A few days ago, I (M\19) started talking to this other guy (M\20) on Grindr, after he DM'ed me first. After a while, I realized he was probably using google translator to communicate since his Italian was a bit weird. (I'm from Italy, while he's from Mongolia, but moved to Italy for the next 3 years to study) At that point, I suggested switching to English, if he was more comfortable with it, which he was; he later revealed he was so glad to have finally found someone who understands English since he's pretty much alone in my same city.
After a day or so, we exchanged numbers and started texting instead of using Grindr. Turns out, although he was interested in hooking up, he was also interested in getting to know me, mostly... which lowkey shocked me because I never had a boyfriend nor sexual encounters before, basically never heard another guy saying he was interested in me.
At this point, we've been talking for a few days, quite a lot of hours too, which resulted in a lot of different topics like hobbies, favorite movies, past relationships, and stuff like that. It's a bit awkward though because he's very good-looking to me and there is almost a constant "sexual" tension between us, since he often slides some dirty jokes here and there, which I don't mind at all of course. He's legit one of the sweetest people I've ever talked with though, with a very similar attitude\personality to mine, which makes me like him even more. Maybe I have low standards, but I almost melted when he asked if I was uncomfortable with the jokes lmao.
Now, here's the problem: I don't understand in which direction we are going. From what I've understood, he seems interested in me, but I don't understand in what sense. He considers me a friend, a really good one too for some reason despite knowing each other for a few days, but is he willing to go past that? Personally, I wouldn't mind. I'm lowkey crushing on him, but I'm trying to avoid delusions because we really don't know each other that well, even after having some pretty deep convos. Am I actually attracted to him romantically, or am I just blinded by the fact that it's the first time getting this sort of attention from another guy? Also, add the hot body and cute face lol. We already addressed the boyfriend topic, sort of, since while he was talking about his ex I asked if he was looking for a new relationship by being on dating apps or just hookups to which he responded by asking me if I wanted to be his boyfriend and, assuming he was joking, I replied with "I'm just asking haha". Awkward exchange, I know... maybe even a missed chance?
Another issue: we are both bottoms, sort of. I'm a virgin, while he had a few experiences already and he claimed to be "60% bottom, 40% top". I'm still unsure if I'm actually a bottom or if I'm just scared, so that is obviously not a good position for me. Should I address the situation? Again, he's really sweet, because he said "I will take care of you, since I have more experience than you in relationships", which OF COURSE confused me so bad since I can't figure out what we are trying to accomplish here. Another thing that concerns me though is if he finds me attractive or not. I don't consider myself particularly good-looking, I'm a bit chubby to be honest with pretty low self-esteem of course, while he's kinda "beefy"... but again, maybe I'm overthinking it because he DM'ed me first, and I had a photo of my chest as profile picture (yes, I'm guilty of that, sorry lol) so I guess he was somewhat attracted? I'm probably being illogical but I legit can't stop thinking about the eventuality of him thinking I'm gross.
The reason I'm writing this post is that today something weird happened. We were talking about normal stuff, while he suddenly sent a bunch of pictures of asses found on google and asked "pick your fav lol". I picked one and immediately after he asked if I wanted to see his ass and, thinking he was joking, I said "If you want haha". Indeed, he was joking but not even 30 seconds after confirming he was "joking", he sent a pic of his ass, which OF COURSE shock me. The most he sent before, after I sent my nude by mistake (bad move, I know, another reason why I was so concerned about him not finding me attractive) was a pic of his bulge. I'm not sure what to do here, because he keeps treating me as if I was a top, even after saying I leaned more toward bottoming. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with giving and receiving oral if it happens, but anything involving the butt is uncharted territory for me and I'm scared of disappointing since he literally sent a pic of his ass, which I guess means he's somewhat interested.
TL;DR: met this cute guy on Grindr a few days ago. We became friends, but there is a constant sexual tension between us and I don't understand what he wants from our newfound friendship since he keeps calling me "friend", then asks me if I want to be his boyfriend "as a joke" and then sends a picture of his butt. Low-key cringing because it sounds like a homo Twilight fanfiction.
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2020.11.20 01:05 porcorosso001 I don't understand if there is a chance between us...

A few days ago, I (M\19) started talking to this other guy (M\20) on Grindr, after he DM'ed me first. After a while, I realized he was probably using google translator to communicate since his Italian was a bit weird. (I'm from Italy, while he's from Mongolia, but moved to Italy for the next 3 years to study) At that point, I suggested switching to English, if he was more comfortable with it, which he was; he later revealed he was so glad to have finally found someone who understands English since he's pretty much alone in my same city.
After a day or so, we exchanged numbers and started texting instead of using Grindr. Turns out, although he was interested in hooking up, he was also interested in getting to know me, mostly... which lowkey shocked me because I never had a boyfriend nor sexual encounters before, basically never heard another guy saying he was interested in me.
At this point, we've been talking for a few days, quite a lot of hours too, which resulted in a lot of different topics like hobbies, favorite movies, past relationships, and stuff like that. It's a bit awkward though because he's very good-looking to me and there is almost a constant "sexual" tension between us, since he often slides some dirty jokes here and there, which I don't mind at all of course. He's legit one of the sweetest people I've ever talked with though, with a very similar attitude\personality to mine, which makes me like him even more. Maybe I have low standards, but I almost melted when he asked if I was uncomfortable with the jokes lmao.
Now, here's the problem: I don't understand in which direction we are going. From what I've understood, he seems interested in me, but I don't understand in what sense. He considers me a friend, a really good one too for some reason despite knowing each other for a few days, but is he willing to go past that? Personally, I wouldn't mind. I'm lowkey crushing on him, but I'm trying to avoid delusions because we really don't know each other that well, even after having some pretty deep convos. Am I actually attracted to him romantically, or am I just blinded by the fact that it's the first time getting this sort of attention from another guy? Also, add the hot body and cute face lol. We already addressed the boyfriend topic, sort of, since while he was talking about his ex I asked if he was looking for a new relationship by being on dating apps or just hookups to which he responded by asking me if I wanted to be his boyfriend and, assuming he was joking, I replied with "I'm just asking haha". Awkward exchange, I know... maybe even a missed chance?
Another issue: we are both bottoms, sort of. I'm a virgin, while he had a few experiences already and he claimed to be "60% bottom, 40% top". I'm still unsure if I'm actually a bottom or if I'm just scared, so that is obviously not a good position for me. Should I address the situation? Again, he's really sweet, because he said "I will take care of you, since I have more experience than you in relationships", which OF COURSE confused me so bad since I can't figure out what we are trying to accomplish here. Another thing that concerns me though is if he finds me attractive or not. I don't consider myself particularly good-looking, I'm a bit chubby to be honest with pretty low self-esteem of course, while he's kinda "beefy"... but again, maybe I'm overthinking it because he DM'ed me first, and I had a photo of my chest as profile picture (yes, I'm guilty of that, sorry lol) so I guess he was somewhat attracted? I'm probably being illogical but I legit can't stop thinking about the eventuality of him thinking I'm gross.
The reason I'm writing this post is that today something weird happened. We were talking about normal stuff, while he suddenly sent a bunch of pictures of asses found on google and asked "pick your fav lol". I picked one and immediately after he asked if I wanted to see his ass and, thinking he was joking, I said "If you want haha". Indeed, he was joking but not even 30 seconds after confirming he was "joking", he sent a pic of his ass, which OF COURSE shock me. The most he sent before, after I sent my nude by mistake (bad move, I know, another reason why I was so concerned about him not finding me attractive) was a pic of his bulge. I'm not sure what to do here, because he keeps treating me as if I was a top, even after saying I leaned more toward bottoming. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with giving and receiving oral if it happens, but anything involving the butt is uncharted territory for me and I'm scared of disappointing since he literally sent a pic of his ass, which I guess means he's somewhat interested.
TL;DR: met this cute guy on Grindr a few days ago. We became friends, but there is a constant sexual tension between us and I don't understand what he wants from our newfound friendship since he keeps calling me "friend", then asks me if I want to be his boyfriend "as a joke" and then sends a picture of his butt. Low-key cringing because it sounds like a homo Twilight fanfiction.
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2020.11.19 15:59 garthastro The Astrology of Sissy

Hi,
I've been loosely involved with the sissy universe for the past two years.
I'm a gay man, and when Craigslist was still a thing, I was looking for a way to have more sex with "straight" guys. I wrote this ad called "you know who you are" about the person watching all of this straight porn and instead of identifying with the men, they identified with the woman and wanted to enact her role in the pornography. The answers I received introduced me to a corner of sexuality that I had no idea existed. From my exposure to sissy, I have come to believe that it is a completely separate sexual orientation outside of the hetero/homo paradigm. It even skates the drag/trans line depending on how into feminization the sissy is. I love these gray areas of life and sexuality. Now I'm Daddy As Fuck, but I'm also a switch that identifies as "Butch Sissy."
I am also an astrologer who is starting an article series called "The Astrology of Sex and Kink." These articles look at the charts of people who lean towards interesting sexual activities that defy the norm. I'm looking for sissies who are interested who know and are interested in sharing their birth details and a bit about their sissy journey. The sissy phenomenon is so maverick that it would be interesting to collect charts to see similarities and differences.
If you're interested in participating, I need:
Date of Birth
Time of Birth
Place of Birth
Additionally, a blurb about your sissy journey. Please feel free to dm me with any questions or information.
Thanks!
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2020.11.16 09:43 l3m0ns4u What do you think about Killua’s Sexuality? Does he have feelings for Gon? Does Gon return them?

This is my own question, but I also have an answer for it. I just want to discuss it to see different viewpoints. I personally think they are both pansexual (not feeling any attraction to a certain gende not caring about gender when looking for romance). (A/N: I am not trying to sexualize Gon and Killua. They are clearly minors and I am talking about innocent young love. If you are a pedo or fujo, stay away) Let’s start with what “dudebros” say. “They are both straight.” We can see Gon talking about him pleasuring/entertaining women and going on a date with Palm. He did not seem to have any attraction and even let down Palm. I personally found it creepy how he treated it normally, whether if it was supposed to be funny or a result of grooming: I will not discuss that right now. What I’m saying is: he has had interaction with woman and knows experience. Here’s where you can start thinking: gay men are portrayed by the media as guys who get along with women, very similar to Gon. You don’t “act” gay (ex: high pitched voice and sassyness). However, they aren’t attracted to women even if they are nice, because the gay man and woman are FRIENDS. FRIENDS like Killua and Gon. Get along well, but no necessary sexual attraction. That doesn’t mean either are attracted to females. In the hunterpedia (2011 version) greed island, Killua is seen nose bleeding over Gold Dust girl with heart eyes. Although not “cannon,” the animators often hint romantic relationship between the two in hunterpedia (KilluGon). So, if they put this Gold Dust Girl scene in, the are implying Killua also has an attraction to girls. Killua most likely has some sort of attraction to females. My guess would be he is bisexual, at least implied by the 2011 animators. “Dudebros” (btw, I love dudebros, especially the ones in Mob Psycho. I am not trying to invalidate you guys <3) say “the author wouldn’t make them gay.” WELL OHOHO Togashi has made cannon LGBTQ characters in his other works. I have not finished his other works, but I am sure many of us know these characters already. He is also wanted to make a manga revolves around a trans man (or perhaps it was gay..?). My point is: Togashi is inclusive. We all know Shonen Jump rejects many great ideas because of homos, and Togashi just loves to sneak in “sus” scenes. Many of Togashi’s words are smartly put such as “shinjuu”, which means lovers suicide. He could have used suicide , but he used LOVERS suicide. What am I referring to with this? A scene in chimera ant arc where KILLUA ZOLDYCK said this himself. Ikalgo confirmed this and also was aware of Killuas “feelings.” I highly doubt this is a coincidence, Togashi the goat wouldn’t make a big mistake like that. So, Togashi COULD and WOULD INTENTIONALLY add scenes that aren’t hetero sand purposely homo. Very homo (gotta alivent to join your best friend in the afterlife, cause that’s obviously what the homies do). Let’s also talk about the dodgeball scene. In one scene, Gon says “It has to be Killua!” This is a very wholesome moment in my opinion. Gon wants HIS best friend to hold the ball for him, and Killua accepts it because he KNOWS this. “It has to be Killua.” You can also say “Killua is the one for me.” Killua says something like “yeah, that’s right.” What can that also mean? “Yeah, I’m the only one for Gon.” If that doesn’t spark something in your brain, I don’t know what’s going on in there. Not enough? We can see Killua obviously being slightly embarrassed (looking down) Come on man. ;) Back to CAA, Palm says “You are the one Gon needs most.” ISNT that similar to what I just said? “You are the one for Gon” is basically the same, just from another person. Killua seems..horrified? Shocked? I’m not sure, but he was shook. He had a similar look when Nanika said “Killua, I love you.” We all know Killua has a lack of self worth, so these words are very impactful. Perhaps he loves Gon like a brother? As someone with siblings, I know this feeling. At the same time, I have a friend who I told myself was like a sister. But at the same time, I didn’t think of her anything like how I think of my siblings. So I just thought “something like a sister. Something like a friend.” Right now, I’m not sure if it is/was a crush. My point is, Killua could be thinking “My best friend” but unknowingly actually have a crush. He loves Alluka differently than Gon, so it is not alike. Back to CAA, (refresher) Palm saw Killua as a rival. What did Palm feel for Gon? Pedophelic love. She saw Killua as Gon’s romantic interest. Palm, the one who was shown to be observant when it comes to those around her (remember that episode where she said she didn’t think Gon and Killua weren’t making progress? Because she watched them.), thought KILLUA could be Gon’s potential lover. The parallels in HxH are crazy, and a lot of them have Killua. Killua and Palm, where could I possibly be heading with this? Palm is the things about Killua that we don’t see often and that he CLEARLY dislikes. Example: yandere tendencies, judging others, thinking they are not worthy of the person the love (platonically or romantically), being pessimistic, not being able to hold their “murderous” side back when pissed off. You get the point. Now Palm who has an OBVIOUS crush on Knov, someone who she looks up to, is similar to KILLUA. Killua looks up to Gon. See what I’m hinting? Palm also says something along the lines of “You’d never know what could happen.” She was referring to romance with Knov. Once again, see what I’m hinting at? This could also be possible foreshadowing. You May not notice it, but there’s a crap ton of foreshadowing too in HxH. We can also see Killua getting along better with Palm. This may be me over analyzing, but it may symbolize how Killua is getting better in terms of self esteem and accepting his “bad” traits (I love Killua he’s so perfect, no blemishes mua mua). Back to the point, it is heavily hinted the killugon ship is AT LEAST one sided. I have much more evidence as to why Killua has a crush on Gon, but it’d take me a long time to break it down :( feel free to dm me on my ig if you want to discuss more (@/whereisgon) For Killua’s part, he is most definitely pansexual or bi. A common argument I have is that he is gay. I myself and confused with the concept of sexualities, so I’ll do my best! I don’t think Killua likes Gon because he is a male, but he likes Gon because he is Gon. He doesn’t see gender. “Killua hates women” no, he dislikes authoritative and bxtchy figures . Anyways, Killua sees past gender. If Gon were a girl, his feelings would most likely be exactly the same. He approached Gon during the hunter exam because they looked around the same age, which is why he asked “How old are you?” (Thank you Mr Leorio for yelling at Killua, cashing him to approach Gon sooner than later.) So I Killua gay or not? As I just answered: no. He looks past gender, which is why he doesn’t think “omg dudesduesudesdudes”. Much contrast to Mr Leorio, who’s like “OHOHOHO WOMEN. “ If he were somehow bi (which I already discussed), then maybe he has a sexual attraction (not 18+ sexual attraction, please don’t say anything weird) towards women and not men? Bi with a female preference? I have no clue,, OKAYYY ONTO EVERYONES FAVORITE GREEN BEAN (if anyone says “uwu gay lil gay beans” I will Murder you). “KilluGon is one sided.” EXCUSE ME I THINK TF NOT. “It has to be Killua.” That line I already mentioned. Come on guys, pretty self explanatory at this point. He also went to the Zoldyck mansion to get him back? A typical and cliche romance where the guy saves the girl from her royal family (..or assassins) who keeps her locked up. Just because it’s not hetero doesn’t mean it can’t be romantic! I don’t really like to mention the whole Zoldyck arc when it comes to their “romance” because I see it as 90% platonic and best friend love, but interpret it how you want. In Greed Island, Gon is clearly distressed when Killua gets hurt and seeks revenge (a discussion for another time). A revenge for what? The person you love. Kurapika is getting revenge for his clan, his family. Whether Gon wanted revenge for his best friend or crush, I’ll leave that up to you again. (If you want to get to know someone, find out what makes them angry.) I think one of the MOST underrated HxH scenes is when Killua and Gon are held captive (?) by Nobunaga in the YN arc. Killua wants to use his own life to save Gon’s, showing how he’d die for him (literally) and his lack of self worth. Gon gets visibly irritated and hits him. Why? (This is not a quote from the anime or manga, I’m just trying to interpret it so you can understand) “You’re an idiot. Value your own life. I care about you and I want you to love yourself because I love you.” I forget the next quote but Gon says something like “I can *insert something*, but you can’t!” Gon has visible self worth issues as well, but are not mentioned (sadly). Killua is known to be the selfless and self sacrificing friend , while Gon as the selfish and stubborn friends. This scene shows how Gon would let himself die in the place of his precious friend (how hypocritical). Gon is just as self sacrificing Killua! He just doesn’t get to show it often. Gon cares about Killua, a lot. The following is really sus (gasp!). Content warning: raging homos In GI arc, Gon says he’d introduce Killua to Ging. Out of all the things Gon could show or tell to his father (that he’d worked so hard to hunt), he wants to introduce Killua ;his “best friend in the whole world!” Killua blushes out of embarrassment. No, it’s not an “uwu tsundere” moment. Killua is embarrassed because he is being praised for something other than being a talented assassin, something he is clearly not used to. Gon is his light. Gon is everything good that has happened to him. Back to the point, think to episode 147 when Killua talks to Gon in that little corner (or alleyway? Idek) with Alluka/Nanika. Gon says “Thank you for everything, Killua .” Killua blushes, but he doesn’t say “shut up, you’re embarrassing me!” He smiles (awkwardly, lol) and say “yeah..” He then says “Actually Gon, I should be the one thanking you...” and some other stuff. Replay that scene one more time. Remember anything yet? Gon blushes. Gon, the boy who always blurts out his feelings towards Killua, blushes at these words and is visibly embarrassed (I think “flustered “ is a more suiting word). Killua was able to thank Gon. After always walking behind him (literally and symbolically), he was able to say that to his face. In a way, it was like Killua returning his feelings. “I said I love you back, but now we have to go separate ways and cannot be together. We I’ll be together again.” (Once again, NOT a quote, just trying to say one of the MANY ways I interpreted that scene.) Gon wants Killua with come with him to meet Ging (and vise versa), but knows it’s not possible. It could’ve been like a “We are dating, it is time for you you to meet my father” cliche. But it wasn’t the right time. (Togashi the real goat, but makes us sad) I already finished talking about Killua, so think about Gon’s face. He looked up like always. Before, he went through his goals and “looked up” easily. Why? Because Killua was by his side. He still had his head up, but his expression was.. sad. He forced himself to keep his head up (keep yo head up king). Gon is sad Killua left his side. He appreciated him. He loved him. He wanted to stay by his side and “travel the world together.” Unfortunately, we don’t see many of Gon’s internal thoughts about Killua. We see Killua’s thought about Gon, but never the other way around. Gon is who leads the animes plot, Killua is the one who shows it to us. Killua thinks “Gon is my very dear friend!” But do we ever see Gon THINK IN HIS HEAD “Killua Is very precious to me.” No, we do not. (Don’t give me the “Gon doesn’t appreciate Killua enough “ because that is absolute bs. Go on, debate me. ) Now onto Gon’s sexuality. From what I analyzed, Gon returns the romantic feelings (I personally think he caught feelings in the hunter exam, but I also think he didn’t catch feelings until after the separation.. idk .>.<). Does he like Killua because he is attracted to males? I don’t think so. Does he like Killua for Killua? Yes. Does Gon have any attraction towards females? Possibly, he clearly wasn’t interested in Palm. Could he be bi? I strongly think he is pansexual, and unlike Killua, I do not see the possibility of him being bi. In the GI hunterpedia he blushes and says “You can look inside my binder whenever you want Killua” with a um.. cough ~suggestive~ face. We all should know Gon is not THAT innocent and probably knows what seggs is,he isn’t a baby lol. Idk what the animators were thinking but uhhh yeah.. Killua also (with his dirty perv mind) took the hint and blushed. Pretty sus idk— The HxH previews also has Gon saying A LOTTTT of.. not very “friendly” stuff .. pretty homo ngl. I don’t even need any examples because you can easily search up a playlist on YT. Now I know Gon is a bit ~unhinged~ but you can see the way he admires Killua. Yes, you can admire your friends from a distance. Let’s talk about Gon some more. He’s never had friends. In his character song he says something like “new things.. unfamiliar things..” you get the idea. He’s never had a real friend before (no, grooming from women does not count). He repeatedly says Killua is his best friends. Kurapika and Leorio are his friends too, but not his BEST friends. What if.. Gon is confusing his “best friend” with “crush?” Gasp. Shockerrrrr. We all know Gon and Killua are quite similar. Killua is afraid of losing Gon as a friend (hence the tragedy of CAA). But have you ever though.. Gon is afraid of losing Killua as a friend..? mind explosion He says Killua is his best friend because he does not want to lose his best friend. If they became lovers, they wouldn’t have a friendship anymore. Relationships between best friends can be scary.. Maybe Gon was also in fear of rejection? Killua does not seem like he wants to be lovers with Gon as of right now. Maybe Gon does? Friends aren’t the same after a love rejection, and they usually break apart. Gon values his friends more than himself. Would he be valued by his friends if he found out he loved him in a not friendly way? The world will never know.. I very much think I over analyzed the whole “Gon is afraid of going into a romantic relationship” thing, but whatever. I still think KilluGon could be a canon ship that is NOT one sided. Conclusion: Killua is either bi or pansexual. Gon is pansexual. They most likely have feelings for each other but do not realize it or their crush has not built up enough yet. I am new to Reddit,, so I have no clue how this things works!
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2020.11.16 01:42 TheFishFoxGod2 Personal Entry Log #0001- Professor Zanghari-Ti Xī-Yu on Earthlings

Date: 33-30-4500-3
Subject: Planet 098-E4R74-S0(Designation: Earth)
Voice Entry 1
[Recording]
The Earthlings are an interesting subject for me, as I enjoy dissecting the evolutionary path of newly discovered space fairing species.
Where most creatures under a world with a safety meter of less than 25[With 1 Being an inhabitable Gas Giant and 90 being a paradise world] would simply follow a simple line of evolution, involving breeding at an absurd rate, Homo Sapiens had, over time, chosen to adapt to as many environmental problems as it possibly could, with its brain developing at a rate that in my profesional opinion is quite.....ludicrous.
The Humans are an Omnivorous species with very few limits to their diets, with the ability to eat nearly anything with nutritional value that doesn’t kill them.
A few them studying underneath me even had a competition that involved trying to eat the capsaicin filled fruit of a Diotaimin tree that a few of the staff members here at the Academy kept out of remembrance to their home world.
Not only did they survive, but a few of them even picked the fruit for personal use.
Clearly they evolved as hardy as any other omnivore.
Their Biology is intriguing as well, as they have only the bare minimum defensive or offensive capabilities, ignoring the micro-ecosystem that is their insides. They have nails and teeth definitely, but neither are made for offensive purposes, though two of our young human students tried to prove otherwise.
Most Species in the Galactic Database have evolved to be capable of some Defense and Attack abilities, weather it be some form of chitin shell or claws, to even non combatant abilities like echolocation or biological camouflage.
Humans have nothing of the sort, rather, they have something quite rare.
An ever evolving brain.
It is not unheard of, but humanity had taken the simple bacterium from its origin hundreds of millions of years ago and evolved it to grow into what we see today.
Now this might sound the same as any other species, but I assure you that the way I mean it is quite different.
Where the Torg’k evolved to be slow and Hardy, humanity simply created armor
Where the Zanqik developed wings, Humanity flew with machines
Where Evolution allowed others to change, Humanity forced themselves to change.
It’s quite interesting really. Further research will have to be conducted.
[End Log]

Here’s my first story on this Sub, hope you enjoyed it lol.
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2020.11.15 21:03 nanoubik Gad Saad on the viral intellectual nihilism of Postmodernism

Question: 16:11: “Okay so what would be an example of as you say a parasitic idea.”
Gad Saad: Sure, so the the granddaddy of them all would probably be Postmodernism. Because in a sense it is the perfect uh virus of intellectual terrorism or nihilism. Because it basically posits that there are no objective truths. Everything is constrained by subjectivity by the personal biases of whomever is doing the exploration.
Now the problem is that scientists do wake up every day thinking that there are universal truth to be discovered. Now something that is true 300 years ago scientifically might be updated and no longer be true so we so in science we talk about provisional truths. So when we say truth we don't mean that it is revealed truth as would be the case in the religion. But we do wake up every day thinking, well there is a universal human nature that we might want to study as evolutionary psychologists.
Well Postmodernism completely shatters that idea and so I compare Postmodernists to the 911 guys. So the 911 folks because they were zealots of their ideology flew planes onto buildings well Postmodernists fly planes of búllshít onto our edifices of reason and slowly destroy everything that has made you know the scientific method and and you know other such epistemological approaches completely irrelevant. Because hey it's all subjective.
I'll give you maybe a quick story. Some of your viewers might not be familiar with it others may but it's still worth hearing if they know it.
In 2002 one of my doctoral students had just defended his dissertation and we had gone out for a celebratory dinner. Myself my wife him and his his date for the evening. Somebody that he was dating and he had warned me ahead of time that that particular individual the date in question was a graduate student in cultural anthropology Postmodernism and feminism.
So sort of a holy trinity of búllshít (the dark triad) the dark triad. And so he was sort of telling me hey let's let's not get too heavy. let's have fun. I said oh you got it mom's the word, I'm going to be on my best behavior. Which of course was nonsense I wasn't going to be on my best behavior.
And so about halfway through the dinner I very gingerly very politely said oh you know I hear that you are a postmodernist. Do you mind if, so there are no universal truths correct?
‘yes none!’
Okay, well do you mind if I propose what I think are universal truth and then you can tell me how you would think otherwise. She was yes absolutely go for it.
Okay well within homo sapiens only women bear children is that not a human universal. Is that not true. Can we not take that to the bank.
‘Absolutely not, what a stupid thing to say.’
Oh really how's that?
‘Well there is a Japanese tribe off some island where within their mythological narrative within their folklore, it is the men who bear children. So by you restricting it to the biological realm that's how you keep us barefoot and pregnant.’
Once I recovered from my mini stroke, I then said to her okay uh how about uh we take a less contentious example. One that's not as laden with you know animus as saying that only women bear children she goes ‘go for it’.
Well is it true that from the vantage point of anywhere on earth. sailors have relied since time immemorial that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west to which she there she used what's called deconstructionism.
‘She said well what do you mean by east and west those are just labels and what do you mean by sun. That which you call the sun I call dancing hyena.’
To which I answered, well the dancing hyena rises in the east and sets in the west and then she said.
‘Well I don't play these label games’
So the reason why I always repeat this story, because she wasn't an anomaly she wasn't an outlier she was just aping what you know 30 40 years of this kind of búllshít training “training” has caused people to do. Which is reject that there's something called the sun, reject that women bare children and so on.
So it's not a good epistemological trajectory to take so that would be the top idea pathogen if you have time and you want to discuss others and be happy to. (20:29)
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2020.11.14 06:40 Ryan_Alving Mapping Mentalities

I'm composing this post in order to lay out some of the broad strokes for where I hope we can take this community; to give a brief overview of some of the big questions that I hope we can, little by little, chip away at, as well as to lay out some informal guidelines (which will not be enforced as the community rules will be, just a jumping off point for anyone hoping to join in but not sure how to start).
Without further ado:
Different Types of Minds:
It is somewhat self evident to all of us that there are a great many different types of minds, after all, we wouldn't be here if we were not aware of this fact; however, there are some important points that I feel may need addressing. We think about being autistic as a spectrum of a number of different dimensions, these dimensions most often being defined by their relation to the average neurotypical, and deviation from that average. However, I propose that we consider the process in reverse, and attempt to establish something along the lines of the "average autistic mind," the mean value of all autistic traits taken together, and then from there to establish a spectrum of neurotypicality. The reason for doing so will become apparent from the next section.
Facets of a Mind:
When I speak of the facets of a mind, what I am referring to are the different perspectives from which it may be examined. These facets are complex, and we cannot gain a true understanding of the allistic mind (or any mind) without considering them all.
  1. Self perception: Every mind is first perceived by itself. There is the experience (cognitive, perceptual, emotional, etc.) of being that mind.
  2. Self expression: The manner, either conscious or unconscious, in which that mind expresses its internal state. Either to itself, or to the outside world.
  3. Mental lens: The manner in which the mind perceives those things outside of it. Rose colored glasses for some, shades for others, but everyone has a lens through which they perceive the world. This perception has a character of its own.
  4. Other Perception: The manner in which the signals of the mind are interpreted by another mind. This facet is by far the most complex to consider, as it deals with the mental lens of another mind; and it will vary widely depending on what type of mind is doing the perceiving. However, when considering questions of autistic-allistic interactions, it is necessary to consider in detail both the mind in question, and the manner in which its signals are interpreted by the other.
Some of this can be determined by external observation, but a good deal of it is going to need to come from the self reported experiences of the mind in question. Gaining a good comprehension of the manner in which the average allistic mind perceives itself, as well as how it perceives the average autistic mind; and vice-versa, should allow for a more effective cross divide understanding. Leading to the next point.
Encyclopedia Nonverbica:
I would appreciate any posts people could come up with that examine particular individual types of nonverbal communication that tend to apply the same way in many situations in the light of the above considerations regarding types and facets of minds. In essence, each post would be like an entry for a dictionary, intended to bridge the gap between the two nonverbal "lingua franca" in question. Nonverbal communication is one of the biggest divides, and greatest areas of dissonance, so a comprehensive and growing encyclopedia could become an invaluable resource for a young autistic child growing up. My attempts to find a guide on nonverbals for aspies (as opposed to an article intended to help a NT understand an autistic person's behaviors) led me to believe that there is a dearth of quality material in this regard, and I would like to see if we can't pool our efforts and change that.
Nitty Gritty Topics:
I'd also like to thank u/Thinktankjf for posting in the lounge a superb list of possible specific topics to begin our discussions and deliberations, which I will repeat the headings of in brief here for anyone's consideration. This is the sparksnotes version of his post, and I highly recommend you read the original in the lounge for a deeper context on several of these questions. It is a lot, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, they say, so don't be intimidated. Pick something that jumps out at you, and see what you can find/think up about it. I'm really curious to see the kinds of things people come up with, and hopefully I'll have some of my own entries coming in within the next few days.
(my own observations about these broad topics appear in italics)
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2020.11.13 08:26 64Jack64 Help/advice male 19

First of all I don't know if it's the right flair...
So... I really hadn't interacted much with the LGBT+ Community before "recent" dates. For what I know, my city doesn't publicly favour it (but in theory it doesn't hate it. In theory....), and my family is not exactly the open-minded type of people, instead they are more the type of saying it is wrong religiously, so yeah...
I wanted some help, to understand more about all the missing things I don't know, because until las year I had to have at least to archive the average male child for my parents (The last year before all Covid related things I went to other city to study, so I learned more things, but was still whit that mentality).
In context I'm 19, male and I think I may be bisexual/pansexual, but I wanna know more about it / have some help really confirming if or at least know how it is for others.
As I mentioned, my family was the "religious" family type, so I had to act for them and others approval. With time I learned that it was shit, but was almost before I went out to study, and even tho I had some bisexual friends they didn't really showed it (the male only showed interest in girls, and the female to other girls), so I was lost and tough they weren't (sorry for being a jerk).
Other point was that I had made others think I'm Gay even tho at that time I always said that I was straight (but I had liked the looks and personalities of some guys ironically), and even had some girlfriends (that I really loved, and whenever I was in a relation I stopped thinking about anyone else in that way).
At some point before leaving my city I thought about it and though maybe I was Bisexual/pansexual, but I really just sent that thought to the back of my mind.
After sometime the university tried taking about inclusive/feminist movements, but because I had my thought still stuck as the ones of my family I didn't understand why (even tho I started respecting more the identities), and whenever I heard something feminist that wasn't coloured pink, was that some would destroy property or attack people when was supposed to be a pacific event (I then learned it was only the radical movement that did that. I was stupid).
The school tried to made inclusive subjects/classes that were necessary to pass, and I felt excluded 'cause they focused so much on women and non binary people, and myself being a male, average country's skin, and from a city where male died more 'cause crime.
I really didn't had stereotypical male likes, I wanted since 12 to grow my hair long, but school, family and then military service had only until now get a little bit long the hair because of rules. I really liked a lot of 'femenine' oriented likes, some series / cartoons (sorry I'm childish), and loved the red and it's shades (I like pink, and I think of it as another shade of red). And this is more notorious when I talked with people online with a username, and sometimes they get surprised that I'm a guy (sometimes it hurts to some extent that they do it, but I got used and sometimes it's funny).
At military service (that stopped 'cause I got medical exception), I really liked the looks of some guys but I just forgot it trying to survive the training (asthma and military training are bad together).
I get along better with girls (maybe that helped in being able to date some), and get harder to got along with boys (they would usually talk about sports, videogames, and 'their girls').
I had a lot of "usual" 'not homo' moments between guys (that almost consisted of guys flirting guys as a joke, to the point of almost kissing to only then say "no homo"). And even sometime I had gone ahead and "almost" kissed the one who was bisexual, but I put the hand in between our mouth so no one would pick on me, and even the bisexual guy didn't like that I almost kissed him (the type of eyes that would says "you are not supposed to do that").
When the pandemic/quarantine started, I returned to my city, recently I met a friend that is pansexual online, and help me understand / get to check more about this. So while I investigated I get to myself feeling less as a straight, and more as a bi/pan. And with some online tests that helped me choose better (suggested /almost confirmed it). So I got to see in reddit (that until last year I didn't really use nor know), and searched the LGBT community, and saw that maybe I'm bisexual or pansexual, because even if I didn't really had dated guys, I wouldn't mind dating or going with a bi, a trans or an ace that would want to go with me. Cause all of the people I had seen in the community are awesome!
And some really are pretty...
But I still feel scared because of my family always putting it as a bad think, and even tho they said it 'cause religion (and I'm getting further because I got to understand my family are shit even in other non LGBT related things), I'm scared of maybe being not accepted by some, and I as myself had suffered bullying in school before, so I really don't want to got hurt/attacked again...
To the people that finished reading thank you...
And what do you think about it? Could you help me to accept/understand me more? (I published it here in bisexual, cause it's the one I feel the closest one, and they recommended to publish here better).
Again thank you for your time, and sorry if I sort of vented some of my thoughts... (I got to edit the way I had written some parts, to be less hard, cause in the other publication I really vented about my family situation)
I hope you could help / advise me, and if you get it as I'm shouldn't be in this pallet of the community, I would like to even get to know myself better, so I think every comment is very helpful!
Again thanks for your time!
(Sorry if it don't make a lot of sense in English, being from a non English country makes it harder for me to write. And had to write this when nobody is watching so they could not do something, say something, or take away my way to write this. )
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2020.11.13 03:01 LetsRead_YouTube The Erdstall

There is something beneath the feet of those that walk through the towns and fields of mainland Europe, something they may not even know is there. They have been there for hundreds, if not thousands of years… …this is the story of the Erdstall.
The Erdstall are a series of tunnels that snake through mainland Europe in a huge network. Just over two thousand have been discovered so far, but some think the true number could be double, or even triple that figure. The largest concentration has been discovered in the southern German state of Bavaria, with many of those winding their way into neighbouring Austria. Historians and geologists alike have noted that there seem to be a few distinctly different varieties of Erdstall, but with unifying factors that confirm that they are all indeed part of the same amalgamation of tunnels. They are all said to be incredibly narrow, most being only half a meter or so wide, with incredibly low ceilings of around one a half meters. The longest of these oval shaped tunnels is around one hundred and sixty feet, and in most cases, there is a large room at the very end, where there is something resembling a bench-like structure carved into one of the walls. A large percentage of these have what is known as a ‘slip’, a point where the tunnel descends into a deeper level that happens to be even narrower than the regular tunnels. These sections are completely impassable to any larger travellers, and mark the Erdstall as a rather complex and fascinating construction, given that there is obviously some level of intelligent design having been but into them.
For each Erdstall network, there exists only one single solitary point of entrance. These entrance points are often concealed or deliberately camouflaged in some fashion, which suggests the tunnels were used by some group of people to hide in. Entrances can be found in all manner of places, some more ominous than others. For example, while some of the entrances can be found in seemingly random places like wooded areas or under the kitchen of a German farmhouse, others are concealed near graveyards. Perhaps the simplest way for Archaeologists to determine the purpose of any particular Erdstall room is to catalogue whatever was contained in it, which is generally where the mysteries start to unfold. A huge portion of the Erdstall have next to nothing inside them, there is also little evidence that anything was ever inside them, and the Erdstall tunnels don't have tire tracks for a minecart, any human remains interred inside them or detritus from day to day life that might prove they were lived in. Although there have been incidents of dead-weights and plough shares found in the tunnels, this is extremely rare, and we can safely rule out that they were used for storage. In fact, archaeological evidence is so few and far between that historians have had a rather difficult time even figuring out exactly when the tunnels were constructed. Trace amounts of charcoal have been found in a handful of the tunnels, and carbon dating has been used to determine that they might well have been dug out between the years of 950A.D and the late twelfth century.
Another curious point is that there are absolutely no written records of the Erdstall, until at least hundreds of years after they were dug out; and those that constructed them left nothing in the way of written evidence as to exactly why they were built, nor who commissioned their construction.
A common trait among archaeologists who study medieval ruins or structures is that, whenever they’re stuck for the reasoning behind something, they assign a religious significance to it. The logic being, if the reasoning seems off kilter, there must be some kind of religious zealotry at work. But strangely enough, this model of explanation doesn’t quite fit the Erdstall tunnels. By the time they were constructed, Germany and its neighbor Austria were pretty much completely taken over by Christianity, and this came with a well-practiced tradition of monks writing out and recording significant historical events. Surely, given such a mammoth construction project, this would have included some mention of the Erdstall. Unless of course, it was a closely guarded state secret, or they had been instructed not to make any record of them, least such records fall into the hands of an enemy nation. However, there is another theory, that they were dug by people who wished to continue the worship of their old gods, who were persecuted by the Christian majority and were forced to worship their idols in complete secrecy. But if that really were the reason for their construction, surely there would be some trace of iconography, perhaps a few relics or other artefacts left behind to evidence this. But that’s still not to say that these might have been purged at some point, when the tunnels were discovered.
Another theory that has been suggested is that the Erdstall were used for defensive purposes. This is a pretty solid theory, given that when an enemy army stopped by your town to do some casual pillaging and wanton destruction, it would be very handy to have a secret tunnel complex to be able to hide out in until they got bored and moved on. Yet despite being so plausible an idea, there are a few holes in this theory. As was mentioned previously, there was only one known entrance to any of the tunnel complexes, which would make a huge tactical error if the tunnel complex was found by the enemy. Without a secondary escape route, the entire population of an area could be slaughtered and enslaved once the Erdstall was found. On top of that, given the tunnels were so narrow and small, oxygen would have been in very short supply if they were occupied by a large number of people. It could be possible that the aforementioned ‘slips’ could have been used as a kind of oxygen trap, so that when the air ran out, people could simply move to the next level. But it’s still not feasible to hide out in such a confined space, so we can’t safely say that the Erdstall were purely defensive structures. Although hindsight gives us a decent idea of why this would be shoddy planning, we should seriously keep in mind that human beings have a rather amazing capacity to make terrible decisions, especially when under duress. While the Erdstall may not have been the best form of defence, I could see how
someone, especially someone in fear for their life, could be talked into the idea of hiding out there in the face of a vicious and bloodthirsty enemy. The relatively brief period in which they were constructed only cements this whole theory. As news of their inefficiency became known across Europe, people would simply stop building them, hence why they were only built during a certain tight timeframe.
Despite our final Erdstall theory being technically religious in nature, given its nature, it might well be categorized as a more spiritual explanation. It has been suggested that the previously mentioned slips could be considered as a series of ritualistic birth canals. The pious could have themselves squeeze through the narrow slips as part of an ostentatious rite of metaphysical renaissance, in a manner that might be carried out to rid a person of disease or misfortune. What a truly horrific and terrifying fate that would be, to have to drag yourself through a narrow, dark, dingy tunnel whilst being wracked with disease, before being forced to crawl up through a slip as a way of simulating your own rebirth, all alone, deep down in the earth. This religious ceremony theory might well explain why there is absolutely nothing in the way of physical evidence in the tunnels, given that they might be expected to be completely bare, as not to distract the subterranean pilgrim from their reason to be there. It might also stand to reason that, since this may have been considered unorthodoxy, or heresy, by the Catholic Church, no record of it was written down.
It seems like we have covered many of the more reasonable explanations as to why these tunnels were built, with the academic community arguing over a few small details, but not the larger picture. However, some have suggested some far flung, terrifying ideas to explain the Erdstall. The most terrifying being that they were home to some kind of proto-humanoid race that was wiped out as part of a wider effort to wipe out heresy in newly Christian Europe. That they were build and maintained by a race of humanoids considerably smaller than homo sapiens, who lived under the feet of our ancestors for a brief period, before being discovered and promptly exterminated. While being extremely outlandish, this is no doubt a spine chilling theory.
But the fact remains, we may never really know why the Erdstall were constructed, or who ordered them to be dug. And despite them being a huge, albeit secretive part of the European subterranean landscape, they’ll probably remain something of a mystery for as long as there are people to wonder about them.
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2020.11.12 12:16 64Jack64 I want/need help please...

First of all I don't know if it's the right flair...
So.. I'm new in all of this LGBT+ community, the city which I'm from is not exactly open about it, and my family is not too much in favor of the LGBT+.
I want help to know more about all of the missing things, cause this is the first year I look about it (cause I have gone out of the city to study out).
In context I'm 19, male and I think I may be bisexual/pansexual, but I wanna know more about it / have some help really confirming it.
I'm from a very closed family so I myself think I may have had a bad thinking of it before I went out to study, and even tho I had some bisexual friends they didn't really showed it (cause they would only talk about one gender, and not show interest in the other), so I didn't understand them very well.
Other point was that I had made others think I'm Gay even tho at that time I always said that I was straight (but I had liked the looks and personalities of some guys ironically), and even had some girlfriends (that I really loved, and whenever I was in a relation I stopped thinking about anyone else in that way).
At some point before leaving my city I thought about it and though maybe I was Bisexual/pansexual, but I really sent that thought to the back of my mind.
After sometime the university tried taking about inclusive/feminist movements, but because I had my thought still stuck as the ones of my family I didn't understand why (even tho I respected what someone was, but was so confused with everything), and whenever I heard something feminist that wasn't coloured pink, was that some would destroy property or attack people when was supposed to be a pacific event (I then learned it was only the radical movement that did that).
The school tried to made inclusive subjects/classes that were necessary to pass, and I felt excluded 'cause the focused so much on women and non binary people, and myself being a male really felt like again the movement was excluding.
I had since the 12 wanted to have long hair but didn't have it because school rules, and then the military service. And yes I saw myself as a person who have a lot of feminine oriented likes, like some series / cartoons (sorry I'm childish), I love the colour red or some shades (I think that pink is a shade of red I don't even know why). And online some people see me more like a girl than a boy. And get surprises when they get to know I'm a boy.
When military service (that stopped 'cause I got medical exception) I really liked the looks of some guys but I just forget it trying to survive the training.
I really get more easily with girls, and that may helped in the reason why I had only tried to go out with girls (I always found harder to talk with boys, cause they only thought of sports, videogames or girls).
I had always go along with the "usual" guys 'no homo' moments (that really consisted of saying intimate things to the point of almost kissing, I really don't understand why). And one time I remembered that to not being seen strange I put my hand in front of their mouth and kissed my hand (so it was seen like a kiss, but then I explained it had the hand).
When the pandemic/quarantine started, I returned to my city, recently I met a friend that is pansexual, and help me understand / get to check more about this. So while I investigated I get to myself feeling less as a straight, and more as a bi/pan. And with some test that helped me choose more, it almost confirmed it. So I got to see in reddit (that until las year I didn't really use), and searched the LGBT community, and saw that maybe I'm bisexual or pansexual, because even if I didn't really liked guys, I wouldn't mind dating or going with a bi, a trans or an ace that would want to go with me. Cause all of the people I had seen in the community are awesome!
And some really are pretty...
But I still feel scared because of my family always putting it as a bad think, and even tho they said it 'cause religion, and I get further because I got to understand my family are shit (other non LGBT related things), I'm scared of maybe being not accepted by some, and I had suffered bullying in school before, so I really don't want to got hurt/attacked again..
To the people that finished reading thank you...
And what do you think about it? Could you help me to accept/understand me more? (I published it here in bisexual, cause it's the one I feel the closest one).
Again thank you for your time, and sorry if I sort of vented some of my thoughts...
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2020.11.11 22:21 montclairianskies Any predominantly gay dudes interested in women's bodies?

I kind feel like the parallel version of the many threads one reads in this sub and others from guys who have mostly lived as straight men, but have some nagging curiosities about dick. I’m well into my 30s and this year have been growing more curious about women’s bodies. I’ve been watching MF and MMF porn and have been especially into the idea of going down on a girl. Really want to try pleasing a girl under the right circumstances. And also want to see what all the fuss is about with PIV sex.
Overall, the percent of the male population I find attractive is much higher than for women, but I wonder if I’ve been missing out by identifying as exclusively homo. I’m usually into very masculine men, and I’m not especially interested in stereotypically feminine women, but there is a certain body and personality type that gets me intrigued. I’ve begun to wonder if, upon recognizing my same sex attractions as a teenager, I was too quick to embrace a gay identity, as the idea of bisexuality wasn’t widely accepted back then. I also came out really early for those times, around 16. I thought being gay explained so much about myself (shyness, not fitting in, feeling alienated/misunderstood), but in retrospect I think I erroneously pinned a lot of things about myself as coming down to sexuality. When I think about adolescence, I had a series of intense crushes on girls before I started noticing guys. More recently, the more time has gone on and the more people I meet, the more I don’t buy the idea of sexual orientation being easy to classify or break down into two or three simple categories.
I guess the easy answer would be to ‘just try it’ by hooking up. But I don’t typically like to sleep around and prefer to have an emotional connection with a person I’m intimate with (have been known to make exceptions though). There’s a lot I worry about when it comes to women: will they be turned off by my gay sexuality and history? What if this is just a wild hair and I end up leading a girl on to satisfy my curiosity, and then get disgusted midcoitus? Since it’s a very small portion of women who I find attractive, and given that I’m not exactly a 10/10, maybe I won’t even find someone to ‘find out’ with? What further frustrates things is Covid; I’m not really looking to date for the time being and generally pretty cautious, so not likely to hook up with anyone anytime soon (esp with current trends in my area). I sometimes think my perfect scenario would be to have a threesome with a bi couple, though I’m not sure a trepidatious gay guy is who most folks like that are looking for haha.
Anyway, just curious if anyone’s been in my shoes before and what came of it. And if by chance anyone thinks they may be that MF couple looking for a third, I'm in Colorado.
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2020.11.11 13:47 Burgues-Safado I am confused. Could you guys give me your opinion?

I know all this might sound silly, but I really need to know other people’s opinions and wasn’t sure if this was the right place to talk. I am 17 years old and until 2/3 years ago, I always thought I was completely straight, and have already dated a girl, although I haven’t had sex yet (we dated around 4 months, but never had the opportunity to do it). However, since I was around 14 I have fantasized about gay experiences several times, which coincides with the age I also started watching porn. This thoughts come and go, and I don’t consider myself addicted to porn (or at least, severely addicted). There are periods where I don’t watch porn at all (2-3 months), but then I watch porn 4/5 times a week during a month.
I read that porn addiction can influence some of our sexual thoughts, but I don’t know if this is really the case. I have also had many sex dreams and the great part of them were with other men, and I actually intend to experience this while I am young. I never crushed on a guy, even though I usually analyze whether a man is handsome or not when I first see him, just like I do with girls. I think If I met a man and started to know him better and all that I could possibly start to like him in a more serious way, but I can never be certain if this is truly what I feel or not. This part is harder for me because at my high school there are a lot of mixed opinions about homo/bisexuality. It’s not like they are homophobic, but most aren’t pro-gay/bi people as well ( I live in Portugal btw). I am optimistic that next year, at University things will get easier.
But, overall, does porn have any major influence on all this, or am I really more than a straight person who just watched a bit to much of pornography?
Sorry for wasting your time and sorry for any possible spelling or writing erros.
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2020.11.07 14:14 WoodElemental [Crosspost from /r/visualnovels] Finished a route of my first otome VN (as a male VN veteran)

This was initially posted here here and I got a suggestion to crosspost it here on /otomegames, which I thought is a good idea. So, here we go.
I have recently finished my first route of my first otome VN (Code:Realize, Fran's route) and I feel like writing down my impressions from this experience. (This post may contain minor spoilers of the respective route.)
First of all, I enjoyed it much more than I honestly expected. I am not much of a fan of either steampunk, Victorian era, or dating dudes. Nevertheless, the game kept my interest with a progressively more captivating story and its incredibly high overall production quality.
Speaking of quality, I want to mention the music, which was especially good. I got the impression that the composers were taking inspiration from best OSTs of "regular" VNs. Some tracks remind me of Higurashi, some of Fate, and the 大英帝国 track sounds like taken directly from Muv-Luv Alternative. I will definitely be adding the Code:Realize OST to the list of VN OSTs that I listen to separately.
But the most interesting impressions, of course, come from the fact that it is an otome. I decided to try an otome VN in the first place because I was curious about several things:
How does a female-targeted female protagonist think? What are her thinking patterns, reasoning process in finding ways of achieving her goals, and are they different from male (or male-targeted female) VN protagonists? Being able to "get into female head" by having a direct access to internal monologues that are supposed to look natural to a female audience seemed like a perfect opportunity to find out.
What do ideal guys optimized for a female audience look like (including personality-wise)? I regularly see IRL women attacking 2D girls and weeb media in general for "promoting unrealistic standards of female attractiveness". Will I feel the same way after looking at unrealistic standards of male attractiveness? Also, Internet seems to be full of arguments regarding what girls find attractive (especially all the "nice guys" vs "bad boys" stuff), but why waste time on that when one can simply read an otome and see directly what a female audience provably finds the most attractive.
How I myself would react to seeing guys hitting on me lol? Will it feel super homosexually uncomfortable and make me drop the game early on, or will I simply enjoy having positive attention?
These were the points that I was paying special attention when I started reading.
My first goal of getting insight into female thinking process through internal monologues ended up in total failure. After spending some time in Cardia's head I found out it is... pretty much empty there. For at least the first half of the game all her "thoughts" (i.e., non-dialogue text) are direct descriptions of what she immediately sees or feels. That's it. Where are all her thoughts showing her worldview, moral convictions, interests, goals, and, most importantly, her reasoning quirks in processing the incoming information against those? (All that I wanted to see so much.)
The unfortunate answer seems to be: she doesn't seem to have any worldview, convictions, interests, or goals. (Even her supposed goal of "searching for her father" is only there because Lupin told her she is supposed to have such a goal.) Furthermore, it can be said that she has no personality. I have read many VNs with many protagonists clearly meant to be self-insert... but Cardia is on a completely different level in that regard.
She does however get slightly better during the later chapters when she gets a goal of protecting the one she loves, and is finally forced to think about how to actually do that (with no guys around to do that for her). But still, compare Cardia to Toosaka Rin in the prologue of Fate/stay night or to any Higurashi girl when the story is told from her PoV. And please tell me that the female readers do not actually prefer associating themselves with the former compared to the latter.
Speaking of quirks though, I noticed that Cardia pays an unnatural amount of attention to people's facial expressions. It happens often and at random: she suddenly starts describing what face the guy in front of her face and what emotional state Cardia thinks he is probably in. The funny part is that it often comes in the moments where his emotional state is either already pretty obvious without an explanation, or irrelevant to the story. It sometimes gets really bizzare when a guy is talking to her, but instead of processing what he says, she is instead too busy trying to guess his emotional state from looking at his face lol.
On the other hand, my second and third points of interest were full of positive surprises. I genuinely enjoyed interacting with the guys. They are total bros, and would absolutely like to be friends with them if they existed IRL.
My best boy ranking for the main cast is Fran > Impey > San > Lupin > Van. The choice between Fran and Impey was pretty hard, just as hard as the choice between science and engineering is in real life. Fran seemed a tiny bit more relatable, but ended up being waaaaaaaay too idealistic for my taste in his route. So maybe I will end up giving Impey the first place after I eventually do his route. However, they all pale in comparison to the actual best boy of the VN -- Draculoa II. He is such an awesome shota vampire and I love his speech style and attitude so much, that every time he was on screen I desperately wanted Cardia to suddenly turn into a stereotypical "big tiddy onee-san" and unleash the full power of ara-ara on him.
Speaking of idealistic depiction of male attractiveness... I didn't really find anything bothersome or even noticeable. Yes, these guys are all tall and super competent in their respective fields, but that is absolutely normal for fictional characters, and I see nothing otome-specific in that. Personality-wise it is a bit more interesting. While observing these guys I got an impression that each of them fully absorbed some aspect of a (somewhat) normal IRL male personality:
Impey is what a man looks like when he is enjoying his hobby Fran is what a man looks like when the situation requires caution and carefulness Van is what a man looks like when shit gets really serious Lupin is what a man looks like when he is trying to impress a lady San is what a man looks like when being amused by the puny mortals all acting according to his plan Oh and by the way, have I mentioned that I find it hilarious that Cardia ends up calling two of the guys by their last names and another two of the guys by their... last name prefixes. (Arsene "Lupin", Victor "Fran"kenstein, Abraham "Van" Helsing, and "Saint"-Germain.) Only "Impey" Barbicaine she calls by first name in this clearly Western setting lol.
When it came to "nice guys vs bad boys" debate, I was quite surprised at first to see zero outright "bad boys" among the cast... right until Van came in and put everything (and everyone) to their places haha. Still, 4:1 is an interesting ratio I guess.
As for my feelings when having to romance guys... I didn't really feel like I was doing that. First, it felt as if I am reading a normal male-targeted VN but from the heroine's PoV for some reason. Then when I started getting choices and having to think about "which guy do I prefer romantically", my mindset turned into that of a father who is trying to find the best husband for his daughter's arranged marriage lol. Later, after entering the guy's route and such choices having disappeared, my mindset turned back to "this is normal VN told from the heroine's PoV". To my pleasant surprise, I felt no homo-relatied emotions along the way whatsoever.
But returning back to my overall impressions, I have to say again that the story was quite enjoyable. It had much more action than I would have ever expected from a female-targeted work of fiction, and it was getting progressively more captivating. The world setting is quite interesting too. I really liked how it got geopolitical (which is totally my thing) and how much effort they put into Victoria's view on things mostly making sense (until final chapters lol), and being contrasted with Fran's sheer idealism.
I will definitely be reading at least one more route (most likely Impey) and maybe even decide to finish the whole VN. After that, since I got disappointed in Cardia's lack of personality, I want to try an otome with a proactive MC. Currently I am looking towards "O-hime-sama datte XXX Shitai!!" (aka "Fxxx Me Royally!") since I am also pretty curious to see what female-targeted H scenes look like. I am open to hearing other recommendations of course.
And yet another thing I am curious about is... do girls who read male-targeted VNs think about similar things that made me try an otome? Specifically looking for (or at least paying attention to) gender-dependent details that shed light on male worldview and thinking process, analyzing what an idealized female attractiveness consists of, worrying about having to romance girls feeling too lesbian, etc. I would be glad to hear opinions on this in the comments!
And thank you to anyone who managed to get this far. I swear I did not expect to write nearly this much text...
UPDATE
As I got some confusion in the comments, I want to clarify one thing in particular:
I am not trying to or going to directly project what I see in an otome game onto real female views or preferences. Instead I am curious to look for details that are mean to maximize the positive emotional response from the female audience. I follow the same principle as in regular male-targeted VNs: while you (obviously) cannot assume that 2D girl archetypes like imouto or yandere directly reflect male preferences as-is, you can still learn a lot about said preferences by looking at specific details in how these girls are depicted.
Same goes for "female thinking process". I am obviously not going to project what I see in the head of an otome protagonist onto real women. (Otherwise my opinion about half of humanity might plummet pretty harshly haha). Instead I am assuming that the otome protagonists are written to feel at least somewhat relatable and their thinking process should not cause too much of a dissonance with the female audience (which I know is true for their male counterpart). I am then interested to see what I find weird or unnatural in the otome protagonist, since it is actually likely to be gender-specific differences in perception. Of course, needless to say that seeing only one protagonist is not nearly enough to start making any general conclusions.
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2020.11.06 19:05 WoodElemental Finished a route of my first otome VN (as a male VN veteran)

I have recently finished my first route of my first otome VN (Code:Realize, Fran's route) and I feel like writing down my impressions from this experience. (This post may contain minor spoilers of the respective route.)
First of all, I enjoyed it much more than I honestly expected. I am not much of a fan of either steampunk, Victorian era, or dating dudes. Nevertheless, the game kept my interest with a progressively more captivating story and its incredibly high overall production quality.
Speaking of quality, I want to mention the music, which was especially good. I got the impression that the composers were taking inspiration from best OSTs of "regular" VNs. Some tracks remind me of Higurashi, some of Fate, and the 大英帝国 track sounds like taken directly from Muv-Luv Alternative. I will definitely be adding the Code:Realize OST to the list of VN OSTs that I listen to separately.
But the most interesting impressions, of course, come from the fact that it is an otome. I decided to try an otome VN in the first place because I was curious about several things:
These were the points that I was paying special attention when I started reading.
My first goal of getting insight into female thinking process through internal monologues ended up in total failure. After spending some time in Cardia's head I found out it is... pretty much empty there. For at least the first half of the game all her "thoughts" (i.e., non-dialogue text) are direct descriptions of what she immediately sees or feels. That's it. Where are all her thoughts showing her worldview, moral convictions, interests, goals, and, most importantly, her reasoning quirks in processing the incoming information against those? (All that I wanted to see so much.)
The unfortunate answer seems to be: she doesn't seem to have any worldview, convictions, interests, or goals. (Even her supposed goal of "searching for her father" is only there because Lupin told her she is supposed to have such a goal.) Furthermore, it can be said that she has no personality. I have read many VNs with many protagonists clearly meant to be self-insert... but Cardia is on a completely different level in that regard.
She does however get slightly better during the later chapters when she gets a goal of protecting the one she loves, and is finally forced to think about how to actually do that (with no guys around to do that for her). But still, compare Cardia to Toosaka Rin in the prologue of Fate/stay night or to any Higurashi girl when the story is told from her PoV. And please tell me that the female readers do not actually prefer associating themselves with the former compared to the latter.
Speaking of quirks though, I noticed that Cardia pays an unnatural amount of attention to people's facial expressions. It happens often and at random: she suddenly starts describing what face the guy in front of her face and what emotional state Cardia thinks he is probably in. The funny part is that it often comes in the moments where his emotional state is either already pretty obvious without an explanation, or irrelevant to the story. It sometimes gets really bizzare when a guy is talking to her, but instead of processing what he says, she is instead too busy trying to guess his emotional state from looking at his face lol.
On the other hand, my second and third points of interest were full of positive surprises. I genuinely enjoyed interacting with the guys. They are total bros, and would absolutely like to be friends with them if they existed IRL.
My best boy ranking for the main cast is Fran > Impey > San > Lupin > Van. The choice between Fran and Impey was pretty hard, just as hard as the choice between science and engineering is in real life. Fran seemed a tiny bit more relatable, but ended up being waaaaaaaay too idealistic for my taste in his route. So maybe I will end up giving Impey the first place after I eventually do his route. However, they all pale in comparison to the actual best boy of the VN -- Draculoa II. He is such an awesome shota vampire and I love his speech style and attitude so much, that every time he was on screen I desperately wanted Cardia to suddenly turn into a stereotypical "big tiddy onee-san" and unleash the full power of ara-ara on him.
Speaking of idealistic depiction of male attractiveness... I didn't really find anything bothersome or even noticeable. Yes, these guys are all tall and super competent in their respective fields, but that is absolutely normal for fictional characters, and I see nothing otome-specific in that. Personality-wise it is a bit more interesting. While observing these guys I got an impression that each of them fully absorbed some aspect of a (somewhat) normal IRL male personality:
Oh and by the way, have I mentioned that I find it hilarious that Cardia ends up calling two of the guys by their last names and another two of the guys by their... last name prefixes. (Arsene "Lupin", Victor "Fran"kenstein, Abraham "Van" Helsing, and "Saint"-Germain.) Only "Impey" Barbicaine she calls by first name in this clearly Western setting lol.
When it came to "nice guys vs bad boys" debate, I was quite surprised at first to see zero outright "bad boys" among the cast... right until Van came in and put everything (and everyone) to their places haha. Still, 4:1 is an interesting ratio I guess.
As for my feelings when having to romance guys... I didn't really feel like I was doing that. First, it felt as if I am reading a normal male-targeted VN but from the heroine's PoV for some reason. Then when I started getting choices and having to think about "which guy do I prefer romantically", my mindset turned into that of a father who is trying to find the best husband for his daughter's arranged marriage lol. Later, after entering the guy's route and such choices having disappeared, my mindset turned back to "this is normal VN told from the heroine's PoV". To my pleasant surprise, I felt no homo-relatied emotions along the way whatsoever.
But returning back to my overall impressions, I have to say again that the story was quite enjoyable. It had much more action than I would have ever expected from a female-targeted work of fiction, and it was getting progressively more captivating. The world setting is quite interesting too. I really liked how it got geopolitical (which is totally my thing) and how much effort they put into Victoria's view on things mostly making sense (until final chapters lol), and being contrasted with Fran's sheer idealism.
I will definitely be reading at least one more route (most likely Impey) and maybe even decide to finish the whole VN. After that, since I got disappointed in Cardia's lack of personality, I want to try an otome with a proactive MC. Currently I am looking towards "O-hime-sama datte XXX Shitai!!" (aka "Fxxx Me Royally!") since I am also pretty curious to see what female-targeted H scenes look like. I am open to hearing other recommendations of course.
And yet another thing I am curious about is... do girls who read male-targeted VNs think about similar things that made me try an otome? Specifically looking for (or at least paying attention to) gender-dependent details that shed light on male worldview and thinking process, analyzing what an idealized female attractiveness consists of, worrying about having to romance girls feeling too lesbian, etc. I would be glad to hear opinions on this in the comments!
And thank you to anyone who managed to get this far. I swear I did not expect to write nearly this much text...
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2020.11.06 00:38 TheMaker777 DnD Worldbuilding Step 2: Now With Religion

Hey again! So, this is part 2 of the worldbuilding "thing" I've been making and I once again wanted to get some more opinions on it. This time, I've listed out everything I can think of that makes a religion feel unique! Everything from gender power, sexuality, tolerance, propensity for violence, etc that I could think of is in here. That said, PLEASE let me know if there is anything you can think of that I have forgotten. I've recently gotten some help on filling out the world I'm making so I'm trying to speed up making these thing so I don't keep them or you waiting. :P Without further ado, here is the religion list.
Oh! Actually, there is a little ado before the list. For those wondering what I'm on about, here's a link to the original post so you can check it out. That one is all about what makes a geographic culture unique. Okay, ado over, list next.
https://www.reddit.com/worldbuilding/comments/jltgvl/dnd_worldbuilding_step_1_so_i_made_a_thing/
Religion
Entity(ies) worshipped Bell curve in culture likelihood/outcome
And there it is, the list for creating unique and distinct religions. If you can think of ANYTHING else that should be added, please let me know. This one hasn't been tested yet, so I don't have a bunch of silly examples to give, but please feel free to share some of yours!
Lastly, once some of this starts coming together, I would love to share the world I'm making with everyone who wants to explore it. I use a map generator called "Azgaar" (if you don't know what it is feel free to google) to create the continents, countries, etc in my world and plan on putting this all into a massive web HTML "DM Screen". As it comes together I'll continue to share what I have with everyone!

Edit: Thanks to a really good suggestion I just got from PageTheKenku I've made a slight change to the Distinctiveness tab! As it's still a feature that could make your religion "unique" I haven't attached any rolls to it. Feel free to pick what you want. Thank you again!
Edit2: Another wonderful suggestion thanks to digitCruncher! Thanks to some of these ideas, I've added a whole new section called "Views on outsiders/others". It's actually really cool and will add a TON of flavor, detail, and believability to any religions made with this. Once again, thanks!
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2020.11.06 00:29 TheMaker777 DnD Worldbuilding Step 2: Now With Religion

Hey again! So, this is part 2 of the worldbuilding "thing" I've been making and I once again wanted to get some more opinions on it. This time, I've listed out everything I can think of that makes a religion feel unique! Everything from gender power, sexuality, tolerance, propensity for violence, etc that I could think of is in here. That said, PLEASE let me know if there is anything you can think of that I have forgotten. I've recently gotten some help on filling out the world I'm making so I'm trying to speed up making these thing so I don't keep them or you waiting. :P Without further ado, here is the religion list.
Oh! Actually, there is a little ado before the list. For those wondering what I'm on about, here's a link to the original post so you can check it out. That one is all about what makes a geographic culture unique. Okay, ado over, list next.
https://www.reddit.com/DnD/comments/jlsuxy/dnd_world_building_step_1_so_i_made_a_thing/
Religion
Views on outsiders/others
Bell curve in culture likelihood/outcome
And there it is, the list for creating unique and distinct religions. If you can think of ANYTHING else that should be added, please let me know. This one hasn't been tested yet, so I don't have a bunch of silly examples to give, but please feel free to share some of yours!
Lastly, once some of this starts coming together, I would love to share the world I'm making with everyone who wants to explore it. I use a map generator called "Azgaar" (if you don't know what it is feel free to google) to create the continents, countries, etc in my world and plan on putting this all into a massive web HTML "DM Screen". As it comes together I'll continue to share what I have with everyone!

Edit: After a really good suggestion, I've altered the "Distinctiveness" tab slightly. This is still a section that isn't beholden to rolls, so feel free to pick one and base the rolled religion around it. Thank you PageTheKenku for the suggestion, I feel this could create some very unique religions.

Edit2: Another wonderful suggestion thanks to digitCruncher! Thanks to some of these ideas, I've added a whole new section called "Views on outsiders/others". It's actually really cool and will add a TON of flavor, detail, and believability to any religions made with this. Once again, thanks!
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