-Before I forget, I have to say that seeing a picture of Kat, I can finally
go "Oh, that's YOU!" It turns out that I saw you at Animagic last year, but
I just now put the face to the name. Cool. And yes, the resemblance to
Yuriko is pretty nifty :-)
--And whoever was the Asian girl in the leather pants...mmmmmmm. I am sorry,
but I do have a rather pathetic and cliche'd (not to mention un-PC) fascination with
Asian girls in leather pants (and those little sailor-style school uniforms with little braids)
But, yes, my introduction thingy. My name is Beth, and I have been a lurker
on this ML since February-ish. I will get this out right up front; I have
been afraid to really get myself involved in the ongoing discussions
(a) Half of the shows you are talking about, I have never seen. I caught an
episode on "Noir" at Fanime, but I couldn't stick around because I had
something else to do in that time slot. I *want* to see Kekko Kamen but
can't afford any new purchases yet...I have seen all the typical stuff like
Utena, CCS, Sailor moon S, etc., but nothing too Yuri-intense. I am new to
the fandom and am still trying to figure out what I am "into." I love canon
couples but am finding that I am not into slash. Oh well. And Haruka is God.
(b) you all seem to know each other so well, and I don't want to be the
annoying girl who pops into the conversation without being invited. It's
like," Um...Who the hell ARE you anyway?!!?" It
can be awkward wedging into a group of tightly-knit friends, and you all get
along so well.
(c) I love women. Love, love, love, yum, yum, yum. I love watching them bounce around in those demeaning fighting games. I love the way they look in those little
school uniforms with knee socks. I love the look of a beautiful woman in a suave tux. I have been loved by and with women. I love that I live with a bunch of straight guys but *I* am usually the one making the raunchiest comments. I will purposely sit through an awful Sharon Stone movie if I know she is going to get naked for three seconds.
But here's the thing.
I am not a lesbian. I am bisexual, and because of this, I am sometimes
afraid that I will be shunned by lesbians. There seems to be a backlash
(in GENERAL, but not on this board, thank heavens) against people like me for not "choosing a side," and I don't want to be despised because of what I am. I just love both; it's as simple and as boring as that. And I like this ML because you all sound just like me; you love anime women and love to talk about them. Me too. In the "real
world," most of my female friends are straight, and they don't really
But that's a little bit about me.
Okay, political crap aside. I love going to cons; the next one I am going
to is Anime Expo. I will be cosplaying as Ayane from Dead or Alive
(aforementioned jiggle-fighting video game), and if I have the time and
money, I would like to put together a school-uniform Haruka costume together
as well. In the past I dressed as Android 18 from DBZ, which was a horrible
disappointment, and Wufei from Gundam Wing, which was a hit, but which I
will be retiring soon. I would definitely like to try something with a Yuri twist, but it has to be something that really catches my eye.
I love to draw and paint fanart, and think I am okay at it. Not great by any means,
but nice and adequate. It's a hobby and a great way to pass the time. I
recently drew a picture of a tuxedoed Yuriko with a couple of groupies...I have attached it... :-)
As far as the anime I like...I love Battle Athletes but hated its sequel,
where they made the hero stupid. I am right in the middle of Evangelion,
which I put off for **years** but finally made myself watch. Turns out, I am
really liking it!
Other anime is pretty run-of-the-mill, I think; Bebop, Escaflowne, Trigun,
CCS, Kenshin, Maison Ikkoku...big robots, magical girls, blah, blah, blah.
Pretty typical stuff, nothing exciting or new. I *did* recently purchase
Excel Saga which is a riot!
My favorite lesbian couple is definitely Haruka and Michiru, although I ADORE Tomoyo. I really think her affection is a one-sided one, but her honesty is heartbreaking. I mean, she is only a child yet she *knows* the way she feels, and it isn't strange to her in the slightest. I wish I was that sure of myself at that age. Hell, I wish I were that sure of myself at my current, decrepit age.
Other lesbians/lesbian-potential anime ladies I like...I do love Kris Christopher! It was nice to see that picture of her that was posted yesterday. I also really like the woman doctor from Eva--you know, the blonde with the glasses--I am going to hell for not knowing her name ^_^;;
Who else, who else...
Oh, DUH....Juri is babetacular, obviously. And I am no longer in my Gundam-Wing-crazed-fangirl-phase, but Sally Po is pretty darn cool. And Yui from Fushigi Yuugi has a lot of Yuri potential, but unfortunately Miaka is just impossibly straight. Ah, the one sided romance.
Hey, has anyone seen "The Sea Prince and the Fire Child"? It's a cheezy anime that is quite old based on the whole Romeo/Juliet star crossed thing. Anyhoo, the main female has a female handmaiden-servant-whatever who is very clearly in love with her. It's funny, it was one of my favorite movies as I was a child, and even though I saw it a million times, I wasn't able to really comprehend the nature of her feelings until I was an adult looking back on it. I was a pretty sheltered--and dense--child.
Oh, and I live in California in the Sacramento area, which means I can probably go to the film festival! I have seen the Utena movie a couple of times now, but it's worth it in the end...well, not the part where it gets weird, but the part after that...
Well, I am starting to get a little tired...it's Friday night and I am home....what a sad existence!
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