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alright we know what alice cooper thinks of jughead and betty, but what about southside serpent dad, forsythe jones ii

i bet he’s a hardcore shipper, just to spite alice

alice: hello jug head if you want to take betty to pop’s i will need a signed permission slip from your father and we will need an impartial third party to be your chaperone

jug’s dad: [hands alice a piece of paper]

alice: this just says “they can do what they want”

jug’s dad: [high fives betty and jughead and shoves them out the door]

anonymous asked:

YOU'RE SO WONDERFUL! Just wanted to send some good vibes your way too! <3 Ooh, yes, sending you an ask just for fun too. Hurm, any favorite mangas/anime that you adore that doesn't seem to be getting the attention it deserves? :D Like other people low-key love it, but it isn't booming in popularity yet.

I’m currently especially open for random asks, they give me something else to think than the failures of the past 24h haha. 

To be honest I feel that all the mangas/animes I TRULY love are low-key ones! Perhaps it is because they’re either vintage ones from 70′s or 80′s or they are very heavy themed (many finding them too much to read). 

OYASUMI PUNPUN

This manga  gets darker and heavier the longer you read it, despite that the main character and his family are portrait as cute birds. It’s basically a slice of life where things won’t go like in fairytales. The comic is full of all bad things humans face and keep hidden in their private lives; domestic violence, child abuse, mental disorders, suicidal behavior, killing, abuse of all sort…
Despite the heavy themes I like Punpun a lot because it doesn’t beat the bushes with the themes, but handles them very well, in a realistic way. They aren’t there to make the reader gasp and be shocked, but they are there because those things are normal reality to some people, and thus part of a human existence. 
Punpun is FINALLY getting English license this year!

 WOLF GUY - OOKAMI NO MONSHOU

This manga of werewolf Akira is a love of my life and I fell for it immediately. The art is to die for! Like Punpun, this is also dark but I felt it wasn’t so “devastating” as Punpun is. After all the main theme in this manga is love, underneath all those human horrors. It also has an “older woman, younger man” romance.
This is a very violent series and both women and men get raped, abused and humiliated. However it didn’t bother me, as the enemy is yakuza and the main antagonist Haguro is a completely fucked up case (and the best antagonist I’ve come across with in manga), so whatever he comes up with doesn’t feel “out of the blue” when you know how his twisted mind works - like a rape scene that goes on for 3 volumes.
I brought the whole series home from Japan just because I love this so much (I can’t read it). I suspect this will never have English license… ToT

IMA WA KUNI NO ALICE

Alice in the Wonderland gone wrong, this is a survival psychology manga in Battle Royale’s spirit. I found this first as OVAs and the story got me. Alice and his friends end up suddenly into a foreign place, where ruthless games are held. Either you play and die, play and survive or refuse to play and die when your credit for staying in the wonderlands runs out.
This manga is still running.

KYOU NO KIRA-KUN

I’m sucker for good romance, and this story is lovely. Nino finds out that her classmate and the boy from next door Kira has only about year time to live. Nino decides to be with Kira every day till he dies, so that he doesn’t have to be alone.
This updates very slowly sob ToT 

THEN ANIMES 

CANDY CANDY
Wonderful and oh so devastating series from 1970′s! It’s a story of Candice “Candy” White, from orphanage to adulthood through challenges of life and boy won’t Candy have some! A real tear jerker, let me tell you. Most likely your mom has grown up with this! 

GINGA NAGAREBOSHI GIN
Like Candy, this is a series I grew up with (though same as Candy Candy this was heavily cut in Finland and the dub was horrible). A bunch of wild dogs try to take down bears and their leader Akakabuto, who terrorizes Japan. This is a very classic 80′s shounen story with lots of “im crying my eyes out”-moments. And blood. Very much blood. The puppy episodes of Gin’s life are a bit boring but the story really kicks in when he joins the wild dogs. 

MIDORI DAYS (MIDORI NO HIBI)
I love this very strange anime so much! One day Seiji - who wants nothing more than a girlfriend - noticed that his right hand has turned into a girl called Midori, who is IN LOVE with Seiji. At the same time Midori’s body is in coma at her home. The two try to figure out what has happened and how they can return Midori back to normal, without anyone finding out the truth. 

MUSHISHI
Super pretty, super captivating, especially if you love old Japan like I do. Mushi priest Ginko travels around Japan helping people who have came in contact with little Mushi-creatures. Mushis are usually harmless on their own but can cause all kind of trouble for humans. This combines old traditional folk tales and at times also horror stories into form of anime.

astherosepetalsgrewblack  asked:

Thank you for answering! & I wish I knew Japanese :/ & I'n interested in the manga :D

(NO LONGER UPDATED, SEE MY MANGA LIST!)

Okay, so I think it’d best to describe the official books of the Alice series and give some tips on the order you should read them in. I’ll be quoting shamelessly from what harroe posted on Aksys forums and add my two cents. I’ll include my opinions as well but try to be brief about them. (emphasis on try)

The first thing one should know that the Alice series is originally a series of otome games that have received numerous manga adaptions. These games are the original canon of Alice series that involve the actual writer who created the whole concept of this franchise. Manga adaptions have been made in order to spread the fanbase, but they’re all written by different satellite writers and are more like an officially approved fanfiction archive. XD Every manga author has a different approach to the storyline and the characters and their interactions, with each other and with Alice. 

OFFICIALLY LOCALIZED BOOKS:
By Yen Press: 
Alice in the Country of Hearts’ encompasses the entire first game of the Alice series and was the first Alice manga to be licensed in North America by Tokyopop who published 5 volumes before shutting down, was the series was re-released by Yen Press. Yen Press has only one other manga of this series called ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit’. That manga is also based on the first game of the Alice series, but it features an Elliot/Alice pairing.

By Seven Seas: 
Just like My Fanatic Rabbit, most of the other manga of this series are focused on a romantic relationship between a character and Alice, instead of being an equal focus on all the characters like Hoshino’s manga (Circus and Liar’s Game being the exception). None of the mangas have any chronological connection to each other. They are alternate versions based off different character game routes from the Alice series games and should be considered independent of the ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’ manga in case of everything but the world setting. Seven Seas Entertainment has been releasing a lot stories that come from all the different Alice series games. Their “Alice in the Country of Heart” books are all based off of the first game mentioned before, “Alice in the Country of Clover” titles are based off of the second game in the series and Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game encompasses the entire third game. Alice Love Fables: Toy Box and Alice Love Fables: Junk Box are collections of stories featuring different pairings. The officially published manga list so far is:

Alice in the Country of Hearts:The Clockmaker’s Story - Julius/Alice
Alice in the Country of Hearts:Love Labyrinth of Thorns - Julius/Alice
Alice in the Country of Hearts:The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party - Blood/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz - Boris/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Ace of Hearts - Ace/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge - Ace/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins - Twins/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Twin Lovers - Twins/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: March’s Hare - Elliot/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: March Hare’s Revolution - Elliot/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare - Nightmare/Alice
Alice in the Country of Clover: The Lizard Aide - Gray/Alice
Alice Love Fables: Toy Box
Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game - Blood/Alice
Alice in the Country Of Joker: Nightmare Trilogy - Nightmare/Alice
Alice Love Fables: Junk Box


Recommended order:

Please see this post.

Opinions:

‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’  is the manga that most of the people are introduced through to this fandom. Sadly, this is probably the worst of all the adaptions in terms of writing. While you need to read it to get a basic grasp of the the way wonderland works, you should take almost all the characterizations (except Julius and Gowland, I guess) with a grain of salt. The writer took the creative liberty to completely change the male lead and turn him into an abusive, crass misogynist, ruining the romantic subplot to a large extent. The character portrayals stay close to their game selves only in the first volume as the events there directly follows many game scenes, the end of the first volume is where things start getting off the rails. I have described the problems in detail in this post. Alice in the Country of Hearts: My fanatic rabbit is pretty mediocre imo and I have a rather low opinion of the art, but it might be enjoyable to an Elliot/Alice fan.

Of the Seven Seas releases above, I found almost all of them quite satisfying in case of storylines except Ace of Hearts (which was an accurate portrayal of the characters but the original game route it’s based off was so dark that I couldn’t help but be little uncomfortable), and The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party (which was great in the first volume but the second volume was rushed and full off cliched drama). ‘Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game’ encompasses the whole third game’s plot and it’s the best adaption so far, in my opinion. It’s also a Blood/Alice pairing with heavy focus on the other characters, just like the ‘Alice in the Country of Hearts’, but it has a much, much better plot and features completely accurate portrayals of the characters coupled with a well-paced, intriguing and mysterious plot. However despite my love for this book I had a problem with the localized version-the editor who worked on Hoshino’s adaption is now working on the other officially localized Alice mangas from Seven Seas and she insists on treating Hoshino’s manga as canon and deliberately change Blood’s characterization for the worse in other mangas where he IS portrayed properly. So if you spot inconsistency and out-of-place vulgarity in any of the characters’ (primarily Blood’s) speech and conduct, treat it as a localization problem. Fujimaru is an awesome author and her writing isn’t to blame. Despite this bad tendency of SS the general translation is quite fluid and enjoyable with only some occasional awkward phrasing.

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Once you have have read at least a couple titles you can jump into the sea of fan-translated stuff in this manga list~ Other than the full chapter releases below, you can also find a large number of translation snippets of Alice mangas/comic strips done by many tumblr users in my Alice series resources page.

anonymous asked:

In my story magical powers depend on race. My villains are creating ultimately powerful white warriors (they falsely believe "white" powers are the strongest). My MC marries a guy who turns out to be one of these nazis. Since it's her point of view, he's shown to readers as nice at first (with occasional hints that he's hiding something) but as soon as the truth is revealed, he's never portrayed sympathetically again. Is it ok?Should I make my hints less subtle or get rid of the idea altogether?

Portraying Little-Known Nazi Character 

I don’t think it’s a problem. I don’t know about your MC’s background, but this could add some extra impact if they weren’t white. There’d be some extra layers which could add some meaning, complexity and extra suspense/danger to the story.

The hints you drop don’t have to be all in the reader’s face. As long as you add them, the actions and what your MC’s husband says, or his friends/colleges, people will be able to pick up on them (if they are sensitive it them). Maybe your MC isn’t aware or believes certain ways to be good/non-problematic while in fact they are. Later on, your MC can unlearn problematic beliefs and things can be reflected on or discussed in your story.

Sometimes “villains” enter our lives under the guise of a “good guy” and later shed their lies and reveal their “true colors”. It’s okay to write that. It’s okay to show your MC learning about prejudice, discrimination, power dynamics, etc. since we all have to start somewhere. Just be respectful in your writing and have some good beta-readers to help you out.

~ Mod Alice

Alice basically said it all, but I’d love for any authors wanting to do this to read this old post of ours: How to not accidentally make your Neo Nazi villains seem appealing or justified.

You’re probably on the right track, but since this is someone she used to love and might have slept with, it can’t hurt to make sure you never play into the sexy nazi trope.

Shira