Coming Soon! Now This Is Only My Opinion, Part 7!

March 22nd, 2009

It’s like a bad movie series, with more and more sequels, each becoming less and less relevant to anything, but with more buildup than ever before! Rar!

I am away today, but think of you all with my every waking breath. (Not true.) So while I am lunching on the beach today (true) I thought it would be fun for you all to come up with clever, funny, provocative questions for me, as we have done for a number of years now, This way, when I get back I’ll have the pleasure of seeing the kinds of things that are clever, funny and provocative in your opinion, and you can read reponses that I consider to be equally clever, funny and/or provocative.

Lay them on me, bay-beh. Favorite color? Sure. Or ask me for the 300th time if Sachiko and Yumi will ever be a couple. Or what I *really* think of (some series you really like but I don’t, so you can feel outrage at my dismissiveness.) Or ask me what I think of the recent Skittles marketing campaign or why I hate Continental Airlines. Go ahead, ask me anything. If it’s within reason and ability, I’ll do my best to answer.

And we’ll all have a good laugh.

See you in a few days! o/

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34 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    What do you see as being the future of Yuri?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Do you have any opinion on this whole Touhou Project thing and its curious Yuri popularity?

  3. Winterbraid says:

    Did you get my e-mail about “El Cazador…” vol. 4 (PL)?

  4. Anonymous says:

    How do Yuri goggles work? How would you market them?

  5. BruceMcF says:

    So, you reckon they’ll close out Maria-sama ga Miteru anime with an OVA, a television series, or just leave the last four and a bit books hang and wrap it up?

    (NB. The question is not “what will they do”, but “what do you reckon they will do, so no weaseling out with, “I don’t have any inside information”).

  6. Kevin says:

    I’ve got a multiple part question for you. Why do you like Yuri? Are there more men or women fans of Yuri and why do you think that is so, unless it’s an even split. Sorry if you’ve answered this in the past, I’m a new subscriber.

  7. Mara says:

    What, to you, constitutes a ‘good translation’ when translating from Japanese to English?

    Also in mention to an earlier comment about Touhou. Surely everyone knows Touhou is a shooting game, right? It’s incredibly popular but has zero Yuri potential because it’s a shooting game.

  8. DezoPenguin says:

    I guess this means we need an answer to the “how do Yuri goggles work?” question before a full explanation can be given to the Touhou Project issue? ^_^

    And when you get right down to it…why DO you hate Continental Airlines, Erica?

  9. Ellie says:

    How far do you think Yuri can go? I mean, in your wildest dreams of some sort of utopian manga future, where would you like to see it and in what form(s)? Conversely, where do you think Yuri publishing can realistically reach? What are its limits?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can you believe it’s not butter?

  11. Victoria says:

    I’ve often heard Aoi Hana and Marimite compared to one another. Besides the fact that the former has more overt Yuri and even less melodrama than the latter, what would you say are the main differences between their plot and characters?

    Some anime critics have shot down HxB for poor plotting and redundant, poorly-timed humor, and bad characterization. How do you respond?

    Now that Utena is getting a remastered version, do you think you’ll review it, so a younger audience will get some exposure.

  12. Victoria says:

    What’s the best yaoi blog you can think of? Ya know, a blog just as good as yours? :)

  13. Do you prefer happy endings, sad endings, or a bit of both? Is it okay for a story to end on a low note if it’s done in a realistic way? I ask because I prefer a happy ending, or at least one with hope for the future.

  14. mistressatma says:

    Okay, I got one.

    What’s your opinion on girls/women who love yaoi but are extremely self-misogynistic and/or are Yuriphobic? I mean you don’t have to like Yuri, but the incessant bashing of it and any female characters that exist that may interfere with their beloved pairings have always rubbed me the wrong way. I have seen barely, if any, behavior like this amongst Yuri fans.

    YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE?

  15. Anonymous says:

    What do you like more: cheese or ham?

    Have you been to Europe before? If so, what did you think of it?

    What did you study in college?

    Do you like JPop?

  16. ajshepherd says:

    If you were suddenly put in charge of an anime studio, given a very large sack of money and carte blanche to adapt a novel or manga of your choice – which would it be?

  17. J says:

    How do you picture your Yuri goggles?

  18. Anonymous says:

    you seem too busy promoting Yuri, do you still have time for sex?

    also…

    are you the seme or the uke?

    :3

  19. Amanda says:

    What is your all time favorite Yuri manga?
    How large is your collection? Have you ever taken pics and would you show them?
    Do you buy the cute little figures and statues?
    What is your favorite flower?

  20. Katherine says:

    Which Yuri anime and which Yuri manga would you show to somebody who isn’t familiar with Yuri to introduce them to the genre? (Gateway Yuri, so to speak.)

  21. Rowan says:

    Coke or Pepsi?
    What your all-time favorite Yuri couple?

  22. Anonymouse says:

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

  23. Ok, something that requires a little bit more thought.

    If you were going to name a Star Trek ship anything, what would you name it?

  24. Anonymous says:

    When Moto Hagio first drafted November Gymnasium, she considered making the protagonists two girls, but found the story worked better when they were both male. What’s the difference between a good yaoi/shonen-ai/BL story and a good Yuri story?

  25. ana says:

    If you ever make a Yuri-themed kissa (cafe), theme park, or love hotel, what would you name it?

  26. Mandy says:

    I was looking through past ‘Now This Is Only My Opinion’ posts and I’m not entirely sure, but you might actually be on 7 instead of 5. Not like it really matters, but my brain focuses on the oddest of things…

    Anyway, I hope this question hasn’t been asked already. If you could have a casual meal with any one Yuri character, who would it be and why? Also, which Yuri couple/duo/supposed pairing would you like to have a casual meal with and why?

  27. PersonWithComputer says:

    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

    Whereas a vast majority of yaoi is created by females, Yuri seems to have more equal numbers of female and male creators. Do you think yaoi will ever become more dominated by male artists? Or will gay comics (bara) and yaoi remain seperate? Do you foresee a merging of yaoi/Yuri with LGBT comics in Japan, or are they too distinct?

  28. Anonymous says:

    What’s the desirable quantity of reality in a Yuri story? What things should be realistic, and what things should be more fantastic?

  29. Eric says:

    Best movie ever?

  30. Senbei says:

    What was the first story you ever wrote a fanfic about and how old were you?

    What is the most artistic non-Yuri manga you’d ever read?

  31. Anonymous says:

    Apologies if this sounds a bit indelicate or rude, but aside from being a lesbian and liking manga and anime, what makes you such an expert on Yuri? How do I become a Yuri expert?

  32. Anonymous says:

    What happened to the rest of the Okazu reader stats from last July?

  33. @Anonymous – The only piece left was the list of news sources and frankly, I haven’t had a second to collate the responses.

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