The Madarame Thesis Versus The Theory of Filtered Perception

Right after I finished penning my post about the first Genshiken anime for the guys at Reverse Thieves, I continued on watching the rest of the series up until Genshiken Nidaime. One episode, particularly the eighth episode, has a scene got my attention.

During a discussion about trap eroge, Madarame details his honest thoughts and opinions about playing a game intended for fujoshi despite being a straight guy. This was given little emphasis on the manga, but it was elaborated upon on the anime, probably to give the budding feeling of mutual attachment between him and his underclassman, Hato Kenjiro. The key sentence that is presented to us is this:

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The characters are lolis and have twintails, the same as any other girl.

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Merry Christmas, Everyone

Here’s to another year of fandom behind us. Celebrate, give gifts, and be a good cheer, because in the end it’s all good.

It’s always good.

A Not-So-Secret Santa Post: Genshiken, Or the Otaku Bible that I Read, but Never Watched

First and foremost, this post is part of the Reverse Thieves Secret Santa Project. I would also like to note out that I did not watch any other versions of the show apart from a subtitled one, so I will not talk about the English dub or any other official version for that matter.

A pleasant holidays, dear readers. I hope everyone is enjoying the festivities that December is bringing, and you can expect the same from my end, as shown on this post.

The Secret Santa Project by the guys at Reverse Thieves is an annual shindig that I follow every single year after I joined two years ago. In an attempt to rekindle the flames of fandom, as well as the self-imposed goal of writing constantly for the blog, I spurred myself to join this year.

What actually made this year’s event a little too special, however, was akin to fate playing with my fandom’s strings.

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The 2013 Christmas Present Catalog: The Return of the Comeback!

No, we didn’t steal wallets to fund our gift-giving. Well, technically we did.

To those concerned as to why the catalog didn’t come out for two consecutive years, the explanation would have to be our time and monetary constraints. Fortunately, rival Christmas icon Santa Claus got those years covered while we were out. Ah, but enough about our hiatus; it’s Christmas time again, and we’re definitely here to put out a catalog for everyone, no matter how few our items or stocks may be!

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Bye-Bye, Beloved Blue Bomber

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Do not, for all of you who wait. If you’re one of those people who are still waiting for the next Rockman game, then you, my dear friend, are waiting for something that will never come. 

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An In-Depth Understanding of Roguelikes 1: The Brief History

Rogue: Too deep and retro for you, because if you don’t find enjoyment for randomly generated dungeons and primitively-coded imagery, you are never truly a gamer.

The roguelike is a subgenre of video games, specifically of the dungeon crawler and RPG genres, that utilizes game elements that are randomly generated. The name comes from the 1980 game Rogue, which popularized the genre as a whole. While neither being a staple nor a progenitor hotbed for game development, it played a significant role in making the games we knew in the past, as well as the games we know today.

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Gearing Up for Christmas, and Secret Santa Projects

It’s now November, and for some of us it means it’s that time of the year again.

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