Tuesday, January 26, 2010

why I love japanese porn

Even though I find Japanese culture interesting and the language entrancing, I'm far from being a Japanophile. Still, I've been obsessed with Japanese porn (especially porn manga) for several years already... and there's a reason for that. Several, actually. Japanese are so helplessly perverted you can usually find cool stuff if you look hard enough - I especially like how Japanese gay porn is almost inevitably non-con!

Here's a short anecdote that shows how Japan is undeniably superior when it comes to random naughtiness.

SanDisk, a manufacturer of memory sticks, saw fit to publish an ad inspired by classic console RPGs. It shows a typical old-school RPG shop and among options such as "strongest sword" (最強の剣) and "strongest armor" (最強の鎧), you choose to purchase the "strongest memory card" (最強のメモリーカード). The shopkeeper (店主), then, praises your choice, saying you have a sharp eye for picking the SanDisk memory card.

This ad alone would suffice to show how Japanese nerds do cool stuff. Where else would you find an ad like that?
But this post is about Japanese porn. So... if you look closely, you might notice the shopkeeper is a sexy chubby oyaji. This just cannot be ignored! Naturally, a couple Japanese otaku decided to draw gay fanart with the shopkeeper being sexually assaulted, having memory cards being shoved up his urethra and all that stuff.

(I suck at censoring)

Now, tell me: where else would you find pornographic fanart of a random character made up for a frigging memory stick add? That's Japanese porn for you.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

tom of finland

My boyfriend gave me Tom of Finland XXL for Christmas. Shipping took its time, and the book arrived last week. I finally got to put my dirty hands on it by this weekend, but only had a chance to give it a quick glance. First impression: The XXL in its name is no joke, the book is frigging massive. It's REALLY big. The quality, both of the artwork and the physical book itself, is faultless as expected. Bookstores here price it at something close to one thousand reais (about 550 US Dollars), and my boyfriend paid $126 on Amazon, plus shipping. I'd say it was a great deal if he managed to pay less than 400 dollars for overseas shipping, which I'm sure he did - even if it meant missing Christmas day!

(...although, to be honest, that was something I didn't mind at all. As accepting as my family is, coming home with a gigantic tome packed-full with anal sex and gay orgies isn't very... Christmas-like)

I first found out about Tom of Finland as a horny homosexual in my early teens. Needless to say I was instantly... captivated. Some years later, after finding about "bara" manga, my focus shifted to the East and I kind of left ToF behind. But I still hold Tom's artwork in high regard, and this book is the perfect reminder to how the guy is a genius. I'm really enjoying it, if you catch my drift.

(piece of trivia: in his site, Gengoroh Tagame mentions Tom of Finland as an influence and one of the horny things in his late teens - I can relate. So, although Tagame is very peculiar for "bara" standards - or, shall we say, a more traditional artist, in comparison to the usual "bara" videogame-Anime otaku fanartists - you could argue there's a bit of Tom even in "bara" manga)

Now I just have to find a place in my room to store it. I can't fit it my gay manga cardboard box. Gee!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the voodoo shuffle‏

I've decided to finally level my Troll Priest now that you can send heirloom items through factions and the default WoW UI displays quest objectives. Dinged 26 yesterday, and I'm having a blast. He was originally Shadow-spec, not that it made much of a difference, still - but I quickly went Smite build with Glyph of Smite as soon as I learned Holy Fire at level 20. This way, with the same spec I can both grind mobs and heal random dungeons, which are by far the best source of XP these days (and if I queue as a healer I usually get a spot very fast). I gain like half a level worth of XP every run, plus a shot at getting blue gear. Healing is relatively easy at lower levels and healing is what I planned on doing anyway. In fact I'm consdering speccing Disc at 60 for Penance and just stick to healing instances to level.

The switch to Horde is... awkward. Trolls are completely awesome and Priests are an ideal fit IMHO (I would never pick another race), but I feel horrible on BGs. I'm an Alliance player at heart, I love the Alliance in spite of all its shortcomings. I feel particularly bad when I kill dwarves. I avoid doing that the best I can (except pesky Dwarf Hunters just LOVE to target me with their Aimed Shots... 50% healing reduction at level 26 is simply ridiculous).

I'm having lots of fun, maybe even more than I've had with raiding these days (farming ICC-10 already got old after three weeks). And with my crammed schedule this coming year, it might end up being my only WoW activity for a fairly long time.