Author Archives: guest writer

Successful Dress: Joshiraku’s Personality Costuming

by AJtheFourth. Regardless of what one decides to wear, and regardless of whether one is actively aware of it or not, one projects an image to those who see them. Without ever speaking, one’s clothing informs passersby of one’s personality, … Continue reading

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Yuri – A Subtle or Pure Love?

by Kai. In yuri franchises, there are undeniably ones where the girls love each other to the utmost affection, and they themselves even admit and confess to their lovers. Other yuri media prefer subtle hints to pure confessions. Which would … Continue reading

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The Machinations of Gender Dualisms

by Aelysium. “Cyborg imagery can suggest a way out of the maze of dualisms in which we have explained our bodies“ – Donna Haraway [A Cyborg Manifesto] After re-watching Ghost in the Shell (GiTS), I started considering femininity in sci-fi. … Continue reading

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Lingerie: Choosing your weapon

by Foxy Lady Ayame. “A little bit of naughty is a little bit of nice She’s a lot of glam, sweat, sugar, sex, spice” – Christina Aguilera, Show me how to burlesque Lingerie comes in all shapes, colors and textures. … Continue reading

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Soul and Body: Unbreakable Bonds in xxxholic and TRC

by Foxy Lady Ayame. Yuuko from xxxholic and Syaoran from TRC by CLAMP The discussion about the existence and nature of soul and its relationship with the body has been a long and old one. Anyone interested in philosophical matters … Continue reading

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