Archive | Storytelling

{Ogawa Chise} Caste Heaven-02

Storytelling: Ogawa Chise Pt. 2

Ogawa Chise is dangerous and I love it. How can she write things that I am against and intrigue me with them? Usually, with BL, you can be certain that whatever horrors fall upon the uke at the hands of the seme, they will be washed away with an unearned and unbelievable happy ending. However, […]

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{Kotobuki Tarako} Concrete Garden-02

Storytelling: Kotobuki Tarako

I often find myself at a loss for words when I want to express my thoughts regarding Kotobuki’s work. It’s usually so engaging that even after I’m finished, I’m still in that world, just marveling at all that has taken place, all that has been said, and how she leaves so little to be read […]

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Storytelling: Kaiya Tatsumi

Originally posted on 12.30.11 Diet BL. I bought Boys Love Bang Bang’s first DMG title, Kaiya Tatsumi’s Healing Music, more as a way of supporting the team’s work than for the title itself. As expected of BLBB, Healing Music was well done. For me, it was definitely one of the better titles I’ve read by […]

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{Sagawa Miku} Kataomoi to Room Share-05

Storytelling: Sagawa Miku

It’s official. I adore Sagawa Miku. Reading her works makes me so happy and gushy and giddy. And wrapped up in all of the sweetness are some great moments. It’s interesting how she sort of dangles some of the BL clichés about for the sake of acknowledging them, but just sweeps right on by them […]

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{Ogawa Chise} Ouji no Hakoniwa-03

Storytelling: Ogawa Chise

I have some secondary thoughts regarding Ogawa Chise. She is fond of the possessive, controlling seme. She put quite the spin on it in Kono Ore ga Omae Nanka Suki na Wakenai (2012), so that it registered but didn’t set off any alarms. I like the possessive, controlling seme, but there’s a line that’s easily […]

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{Yamashita Tomoko} Bara no Hitomi wa Bakudan-01

Storytelling: Yamashita Tomoko

I’ve always wanted to read a story in which the main couple worked really hard to get together, finally did, and ended with the happiest of endings, but in the next volume or continuation, they’re no longer together, dating other people or trying to. This ever after volume would not be about them finding their […]

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{Asou Mitsuaki} Tear Drop-03

Storytelling: Asou Mitsuaki

When I first started reading Asou, the stories just didn’t catch me, but recently… Recently I’ve been re-reading them and wondering how I missed it. The stories are very quiet, so much so that I get this feeling that the characters are in a post-apocalyptic world and there isn’t much going on outside of their […]

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Storytelling: Ogasawara Uki

After I read Ogasawara Uki’s Black Sun Doreiou, I was really looking forward to getting to know her work better. There was a hint of it in Black Sun, but the more of her work I read, the more I confirmed it: she is just chock full of ideas. And who isn’t? But most people, […]

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