That said, the response wasn't what I was hoping-- so this week I'm going to try offering you two forum threads to discuss said topics instead of telling you to go off and blog about it. I'd still like to try and offer some kind of reward to participants, so see the links at the bottom of the post!
But now, for this week's required reading.
- Oguie Maniax ponders the concept of negative portrayals of women and wonders why we don't hear more about negative portrayals of men.
- At the Asia Times, David Wilson talks about prejudice against otaku and otaku kinks off in Japan.
- Over at RIUVA, TJ's “diary of an otaku” takes a nice Watchmen turn.
- Aaaaand Clockwork Machina got to check out the Good Smile Company office, and I am eternally jealous. Someday, gia. Someday.
This Week's Topics:
you think that people with unusual fetishes tend to become otaku, or
do you think otaku, by virtue of social expectation and
discrimination, are driven more towards off-beat kinds of eroticism?
Looking forward to your thoughts!