Update for 5/23/14!

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  1. cc says:

    Does blue ever enjoy anything?

    I mean given his circumstances I’d be unhappy as fuck too but do people think blue’s annoyance and discomfort about everything is an indicator of his TRUWUV or somehow attractive?

    • Lurker says:

      I suspect he behaves this way because, for all intents and purposes, he’s a woman. Womenz want to see the world and travel, but if they express this wish to their partners, they’re selfish and materialistic, golddigging bitches. If Blue is visibly upset about it, he’ll remain innocent of this while still being allowed to experience Hawaii. Travelling is cool, women wanting to travel is not cool. And innocent and blameless Mary Sues are the best because you wouldn’t want experience and have to examine any serious emotions by living them vicariously through your reading. Keep it sexy!

      I’m getting overly cynical, aren’t I? Please put me out of my misery. I don’t want to think this way about my fellow sex. *sobbing*

    • He’s just ~tsundere~ so whenever he’s unhappy he’s secretly happy and whenever he’s happy he’s happy!
      I have no idea why people think tsundere’s routine hatred of their admirers is supposed to be attractive

    • Wanda says:

      I’ve been trying to figure this out, because it is a very popular trope, and I don’t know why. I know why coerced sex is so popular: because women want to retain their “reputation” while also enjoying sex, hence all the rape. But I don’t get why women and ukes (who the authors insist are women too, despite the fact no real women act like that) always have to hate EVERYTHING that happens, EVER. It’s just one long whine fest, all while the dude sits around all chill like “Bitches, amirite?”

      Lurker may have a point, that women can’t enjoy things because women aren’t “cool”. But I think there’s more to it. Why would you put two characters in a relationship in which they are never happy? For the drama? Maybe it’s the power play, the fact that Red forces Blue to do whatever he wants and all Blue can do is complain. The fact that Blue complains means he’s “strong” and not one of those “useless weakling ukes”, despite the fact he’s not strong at all, because he has no agency, and agency is what determines a character’s strength. If Blue just submitted unhappily to everything, then he’d be a weak character or something.

      That’s all I’ve been able to figure out so far.

      • SirSeph says:

        Okay, so this is me partially playing devil’s advocate to the trope. Personally, I’m pretty into several ships that involve one half being fairly temperamental and disgruntled a good deal of the time. Sometimes textbook tsundere, TBH. But that’s mainly because it’s like…in the end there’s always the scene of “oh they really do love each other” or cases of genuine affection between the two. For example, the disgruntled half may be indignant when shown affection in public because gosh blushu it’s so embarrassing (or whatever), but in private it’s a different matter because?? they’re in the relationship because they love each other?? KS seems to have missed that fundamental part of the equation, though. Blue is like. Never genuinely happy, from what I understand.
        It’s like…the more conflict you show, the stronger the affection scenes will stand out. But if you don’t show those affection scenes outside of, say, lust, there’s no point. It’s pretty easy to show or feel lust towards someone you aren’t emotionally connected with.
        IDK if that made sense or not. KS is fucking stupid.

        • Wanda says:

          That makes sense to me. I think some characters have personalities that are overreactive, though I do think it’s a trope that’s become more popular thanks to anime (since OMG I OVERREACT TO EVERY LITTLE THING seems to pass for humor in anime, but it gets old real fast, at least for me . . .) And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a grumpy character who’s all “bah hum bug” to everything. But yeah, KS seems to have missed the fact that you have to have at least SOME intimate smiley moments or else your characters just look like they despise each other.

          • cc says:

            What, Red dryhumping and whispering creepy shit into blue’s ear about destroying him doesn’t count as ~kawaii~ intimacy?

            In all seriousness, I would NOT be surprised if that is what AP considers “quiet moments that cement the relationship”.

          • cc says:

            *Dryhumping his unconscious body.

  2. Wanda says:

    I’m preeeetty sure you aren’t greeted by a Hawaiian in a leia and hula skirt at Hawaiian airports, but correct me if I’m wrong. It just sounds like one of those stupid things Hollywood does but that doesn’t actually happen.

    Also, I’m pretty sure if you’re making out on a plane, the flight attendant (and fellow passengers) aren’t like “KAWAII!” because everyone has been stuck on this flight for at least five hours and there are babies crying and shitting and you have not moved your legs in three hours and dear God, what circle of hell were airplane flights created in. The LAST thing ANYONE wants is some idiots sucking face under a blanket as a cherry on top of their miserable travel experience.

    It’s clear the author has never been on a train, so I’m not surprised she hasn’t been on a plane either.

    • blankface says:

      RE: Leis and grass skirts, as far as I’m aware, you can be greeted with a lei if you go through certain travel agencies, but it’s not something done for every single passenger on every flight. When I went to the big island, I was greeted with a lei by someone from the agency we’d booked with, though she was NOT in costume, just the agency polo shirt+khakis. That was the Kona airport though, don’t know about any of the others.

      …and considering there’s an awful lot of exotification that happens to native Hawaiians already, and considering her track record for random bullshit Japanese stuff in the comic, I’m really not looking forward to AP’s portrayal.

    • cc says:

      Grass skirts, etc.

      I went on a business flight and it was booked by a corporate thing, they had the guides with the necklaces (but still mostly touristy getup, hawaii shirt and below the knee shorts), we got a fancy card for our rooms (with a cute ornamental flower).

      Considering this was through a mass booking and thinly disguised insurance none of the employees get lost, it made sense.

      Ps depiction makes no sense unless they are already at a hotel that enforces some kind of heavy “exotic” theme and tourist trap combo.

      • Wanda says:

        I guess if it’s just a few touches of the Hawaiian tourist thing, that’s okay. But being greeted by Hawaiian women in grass skirts would strike me as extremely uncomfortable, because of the thinly veiled exoticism. However, I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I wasn’t sure.

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