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02/08/2004 Archived Entry: "Guys Can Call Other Guys Cute Too"

I've picked up a PS One. You know, them mini PSX's? Yeah, those. And I already have a screen I've been using with other consoles (it has composite input).... Yes, I know it's a bad thing, but now I can play games at school! XD I intend to take this opportunity to play Xenogears again. I've been tempted ever since my last 3-D design project, where I rendered one of the enemies in foam. For my next project, I'm rendering the third stage of Deus, also in foam, and I still have the hankering to play again. ^^; So yeah, I'm only two hours into it right now, but I'll make sure to get further. XD

I was talking with my friend the other day and for one reason or another, we came upon an interesting subject. Why is it that girls can call other girls cute and why guys can't call other guys cute. I know, if you call another guy cute, you might be branded as *gasp* gay. >.< Honestly now, I haven't yet felt romantic feelings about any guy, but I'm ready and willing to say that I possibly know a guy or two who are cute for one reason or another. Does that make me any less of a guy? Does that mean I'm gay? Really now.

Finished Stellvia. Instead of a all-out review, I've decided to make something of a blurb. I'm lazy, so nyeh:

It's been too long since I last saw, what I like to call, a "space drama." You know, sci-fi series that take place in space and focus primarily on human interaction and drama. It may not be the most original or spectacular example of anything, but what I found it to be was interesting through and through. One thing I have to really give this series a lot of props for is the characterization. They are some of the most compelling and, in some instances, realistic character protrails I've ever seen. Especially the main character of Katase "Shipon" Shima. To put it simply, sometimes she's just a brat. She will whine like hoy and otherwise do some pretty childish things. To many, I'm sure that makes her an annoying character, but to me, that just makes her character all the more compelling. You can feel a lot more humanity in her than the average idealized anime character. Oh, and just while I'm talking about characters, I just want to say that Machida Ayaka rules. She just does. ^^ Anyway, while I like to focus in on the characterization because it's my favorite aspect of any anime series, you more plot-oriented viewers have plenty to find in Stellvia too. I never really felt like the story was forced and it kept me interested all the way through. Eh... I don't know what else to say, so yeah.... Watch Stellvia! XD

Replies: 6 comments

Life is all about the male/female double standard, it would seem. =/ Though, I do respect anyone who opposes the double standards.

Posted by Jason @ 02/14/2004 06:14 PM PST

Gay mean happy

Posted by Anthony @ 02/12/2004 07:40 PM PST

double standards. much fun. -_- my floormates and i were actually talking about those too at the dc the other day. why is it that girls can share desserts, but if you see two guys sharing a dessert you assume they're "more than friends"? and that also takes us back to the whole hugging thing. girls hug this way and that, but if two guys "hug" (i.e. more than just a "hey" and a pat on the back) people start... thinking things. the whole double standard thing works both ways. meh. evil.

i have yet to come stalk you wherever you live. XD *spam spam spam*

Posted by riku @ 02/10/2004 02:02 PM PST

OMG! There were some people in my night school class talking about the EXACT SAME THING yesterday! ::freaked out:: About that guy calling guys cute, I think it's because the word cute has been associated more with girls, so it's really a "feminine term" so to speak. And like....guys are stereotypically masculine and gay guys are stereotypically feminine, so...yeah, connect the dots why don't you. Well, that's my two cents, now I need to go get my teacher's mail and buy his lunch. Being a teacher's aide rulez.

Posted by Shelly @ 02/10/2004 11:53 AM PST

I never understood that double standard! Also, if a homosexual man calls a woman beautiful, no one jumps him about being straight, but a friend of mine who is a lesbian got crap for saying a guy was cute. X.x

Posted by Kana @ 02/09/2004 07:32 PM PST

I'll make a note of Stellvia.
But I have noticed that thing about boys calling each other cute. It's like how girls can walk arm in arm and guys... er... can't? ^^;;

Posted by Hotaru @ 02/09/2004 07:31 PM PST

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