Yaoi

A list of mostly yaoi manga and novels (a few aren’t like Black Butler) that I own or have ordered and am waiting for.

Books On Order

Don’t Worry Mama
The Man Who Doesn’t Take Off His Clothes Volume 1
The Man Who Doesn’t Take Off His Clothes Volume 2
All You Need Is Love Volume 2
Only The Ring Finger Knows Volume 2
Yakuza Café
I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone
Black Sun Volume 2
Noodle Shop Affair Volume 1
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 6
His Arrogance
Beast & Feast
Yellow 2: Episode 3
Under Grand Hotel Volume 2
Finder Volume 6
Il Gatto Sul G Volume 1
Border Volume 1
A Gentleman’s Kiss Volume 1
A Gentleman’s Kiss Volume 2
Good Morning
God of Dogs
Maybe I’m Your Steppin’ Stone
Finder no Hyouteki (Target in the View Finder) Characters Book

Books I Own

Ai No Kusabi Volume 2 (novel)
The Betrayal Knows My Name Volume 1
The Betrayal Knows My Name Volume 2
Bi No Isu (Japanese Language)
Black Butler Volume 1
Black Butler Volume 2
Black Butler Volume 3
Black Butler Volume 4
Black Butler Volume 5
Black Butler Volume 6
Black Butler Volume 7
Black Butler Volume 8
Black Butler Volume 9
Blue Sheep Reverie Volume 1
Blue Sheep Reverie Volume 2
The Crimson Spell Volume 1
Finder Volume 1
Finder Volume 2
Finder Volume 3
Finder Volume 4
Finder Volume 5
The Guilty Volume 1 (novel)
The Guilty Volume 2 (novel)
The Guilty Volume 3 (novel)
The Guilty Volume 4 (novel)
Il Gatto Sul G Volume 2
Il Gatto Sul G Volume 3
Immoral Darkness (novel)
Kizuna Volume 1
Kizuna Volume 4
Lies & Kisses
Maiden Rose Volume 1
Maiden Rose Volume 2
Men of Tattoos
Only The Ring Finger Knows Volume 1
Otodama – Voice from the Dead
Sleeping With Money (novel)
Totally Captivated Volume 1
Totally Captivated Volume 2
Totally Captivated Volume 3
Totally Captivated Volume 4
Totally Captivated Volume 5
Totally Captivated Volume 6
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 1
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 2
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 3
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 4
The Tyrant Falls in Love Volume 5
Under Grand Hotel Volume 1
Yakuza in Love Volume 1
Yakuza in Love Volume 2
Yakuza in Love Volume 3
Yellow Volume 1 (Omnibus edition)
Yellow Volume 2 (Omnibus edition)
Yellow Volume 3
Yellow Volume 4
Yellow 2: Episode 1
Yellow 2: Episode 2
Your Story I’ve Known

E-Books

Yakuza Café
This Night’s Everything
On Bended Knee
The Devil’s Infirmary
Big Deal Volume 1 (novel)
S Volume 1 (novel)
S Volume 2 (novel)
S Volume 3 (novel)
S Volume 4 (novel)
Anima
Career Gate
The World is Full of Cheating Boyfriends
Gentle Cage (novel)
The Yaoikuza: Oruji
The Yaoikuza: Soboruji
Seven Days: Monday – Thursday
Seven Days: Friday – Sunday
Sadistic Boy
Cheap Chase
Selfish Love Volume 1
A Gentleman’s Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf
Reset
Platinum Pasta
Security Issues (novella)
Neck-Tie
Caged Slave (novel)
The Lonely Egotist (novel)
Chayamachi’s Collection: NOIR
Viewfinder Series – Hard-Working Cameraman Akihito Takaba’s Fulfilling Househusband Life
Viewfinder Series – Akihito Takaba’s Refined Summer Vacation
Interval
Attacked on a Tiger’s Whim
Tired of Waiting for Love
Pinned!
Maelstrom
Bastard King
Endless Rain
The Faithful Dog Waits for Flowers
Touching the Night Stars

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The bell that’s rung.

I remember when I first heart all about Cannibal Holocaust, all the controversy and the fact that it was banned, only pushed me to want to watch it. And boy did I get more than I bargained for. A week of absolute horror as one scene from the movie continuously assaulted my mind when I least expected it. I didn’t regret watching it but I knew I’d never sit through it again.

When I heard about Human Centipede and how utterly disturbing it was supposed to be I hesitated. Remember Cannibal Holocaust, I thought to myself. I don’t want to experience that again. Of course curiosity, as it always does, won over and I watched what has got to be one of the stupidest movies ever made. It didn’t disturb me, it merely annoyed me for trying so hard to be disturbing. It was also supremely boring.

So it figures, I thought. That sort of thing generally doesn’t happen. I am, after all, unshockable. Is that really a word? I don’t think so but it doesn’t matter. So it naturally stands to reason that when it comes to literature I tend to seek out the dark side of human nature. I wonder what it says about me and I blame those VC Andrews books I read when I was 11.

It was inevitable, I suppose, that I would find myself reading this particular manga – I actually didn’t realize it included content that I avoid until I started and then I pressed on anyway though I’m not sure why. Even as I started to feel a sort of sick feeling somewhere deep down I continued to read. After awhile I wasn’t sure if anything other than the pure horror I was feeling was pushing me forward. By the time I finished the manga I was reading this afternoon, I was sobbing. I was thinking about Cannibal Holocaust and how sometimes it’s better to leave well enough alone. It wasn’t the subject matter in and of itself but rather that psychological aspect that I always look for that did me in this time. I can’t stop thinking about it. I sort of regret reading it right now though I know as some time passes, my stomach settles and I’m able to fully process what I read I will probably change my mind and stop regretting it.

Curiosity might not have killed the cat but it certainly did some damage to its psyche. That cat’s a bit of a masochist.

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Another day older…

It’s been awhile.  I do apologize.  I have no excuse.  I’m just lazy.  I spend all of my free time reading manga.  That isn’t even a joke.  But, the weather here has changed and it’s starting to get warmer.  It’s pulling me up out of the winter blues funk.  Unfortunately I seem to be having back problems again.  I think I have done something terrible to it because it hurts a lot when I move even the slightest bit.  So I’m trying not to do that.

I’ve been neglecting my sewing completely.  Every night I think, tomorrow I will go to my sewing room and create something wonderful.  Then tomorrow comes and I sit around reading manga after I finish up with my work.  Go figure.

My birthday has come and gone.  It doesn’t matter how old I am!  Old enough.  I did get a wonderful surprise this year.  The weekend before my birthday I got a text from my best friend (the one who moved away) saying “Hi” or probably “Dude” since that’s usually how she starts off her texts to me.  I sent back “Yo” because that is my standard reply.  Then she texted back with a photo of my house.  I immediately started to cry as I leaped from my bed and ran up the stairs (incurring a horrible muscle cramp as I did) and ran to the front door where she was getting out of her jeep.  Many more tears followed.  I don’t really like pictures of myself in general and especially since I’ve put on weight but this sums up my reaction (I am the short one).

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It was so nice to be able to spend a few days with her though it was also much too short. It goes without saying that I miss her. I’m not sure what month it was that we first met, only that it was summer, but sometime this summer will mark 30 years of friendship. That’s a long time.

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Manga + Anime + Me

Here’s how it happened.  I haven’t seen much in the way of anime and my knowledge was limited.  I do, however, collect dolls.  One of the dolls I got (because I liked how it looked) happened to be based off of a character from Black Butler.  Someone on Flickr commented, asking me if I liked Black Butler.  I explained that I had never seen it and just wanted the doll.  They told me what it was about and I (being me) protested that I doubted very much I would be interested in it.  I read about it.  Continued to protest that I doubted very much that I would be interested but I might give it a shot.

So I downloaded (egads, yes) the first season and just sort of left it sitting there for awhile.  Then I knew I was going to Virginia and that chances were fairly high that I would be looking for something to do later at night so I copied the Black Butler episodes to my hard drive and off I flew.  And then I settled into bed the second night I was in Virginia and put my headphones on and I started the first episode.  Well, this isn’t too bad, I thought, I’ll watch another.

And then another and another, I was fascinated.  I was hooked.  Black Butler became the most amazing this I had ever seen.  Ok maybe I’m exaggerating a little but I fell in love.  (And just so you know I have purchased both dvds for season 1 – something I never would have done had I not downloaded it and watched it for free first.)   Again, me being me, I started to research this fantastic discovery of mine.  I wanted more!

This was November 2011.  This is when I discovered anime and manga (not that I didn’t know it existed, I certainly did) and that it contained a genre that may as well have been made specifically for me.  Yaoi.  I am not embarrassed to say that I love this genre.  And no Black Butler is not yaoi, it was the key that unlocked the door to something I never would have found had I not bought that doll and posted that picture and had that one girl not commented on that picture.  Fate was working for me.

I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on the manga I’ve read and the anime I’ve watched but I hadn’t wanted to do it here.  I thought I could create a new page and write entries under that but it doesn’t look like Word Press functions like that.  Maybe I’ll just put the reviews behind click-throughs.  Mostly I wanted to write my thoughts because my friends aren’t into this stuff and I have no one to talk about it with like I would with tv shows or movies or other books I may have read.  It seems funny really discovering this now as an adult of however many years but I’m not complaining.  It just means I’m old enough to legally buy the manga I want to read!  HA.

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New kid in town…

Well more like a man really.  He came a little while ago.  I haven’t been very good about blogging but here’s a photo.

Iplehouse EID Dexter

He’s a big boy, just over 2 feet tall.  He’s an Iplehouse EID Dexter with “real skin” (that’s the colour of his skin) and on a superhero body.  He’s also really heavy.

For comparison sake, I took a picture of him next to a Barbie.  Since I assume pretty much everyone is familiar with the size of a Barbie it would put him into proper context.

Barbie and Iplehouse EID Dexter

Barbie is a Barbie Basics rebodied on the Elvis Barbie body.   The Dexter has the basic face-up A from Iplehouse.  The outfit he’s wearing is also from Iplehouse.  The Barbie is wearing a top and skirt from Clear-Lan and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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