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          Shoujo Manga  Couples 

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anonymous asked:

Have your ever read(or watched) shoujos? If yes what are your favorites and why?

Yeah I’ve read and watched plenty of Shoujo, including Sailor Moon, Vision of Escaflowne, Special A, Kimi no Todoke, Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Toneri no Kaibutsu-kun, Yona of the Dawn, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Aishiteruze Baby, Itazura na Kiss and Nijiro Days.

However, there were always 3 shoujo that were untouchable for me in terms of my enjoyment. My all time top 3 shoujo are…

3. High School Debut:

Because I really liked Haruna. She was such a dork most of the time, but at the same time such a tough, resilient and determined person. I remember one scene in particular where she confronted a group of girls because they were being, for lack of a better word, bitches, simply because they resented the fact that she had managed to get together with Yoh. And Haruna straight up fought the lot of them, to make it crystal clear that if they didn’t stop harassing her over Yoh, then they’d get a lot better acquainted with her fists. That was great.


2. Ore Monogatari:

Because it was so cool to follow a shoujo being told from the guy’s perspective, and what an amazing guy Takeo is. He has a heart as big as his frame, while Rinko has a heart that matches the level of her cuteness, I really like their relationship. Furthermore, it was also so nice to see a shoujo where there were two main guys and one main girl, and there wasn’t a love triangle between the three of them. I was expecting Suna to get involved at some point, but instead he always stays back and helps the two of them with their relationship. Yet, he still manages to be the undisputed MVP of the whole show. What would those two do without Suna? Lol.


1. Lovely Complex:

Because never have I enjoyed the dynamics of a relationship as much as I have for Risa and Otani. The “All Hanshin-Kyojin” comedy duo were always so entertaining to watch, and it was also so refreshing to see a relationship where the girl was taller. It was also a relief to see that it wasn’t one of those shows where neither of the protagonists said anything for essentially the entire story. Risa realised her feelings and confessed a relatively short while later. Otani may not have reciprocated immediately, but you could tell he was taking her seriously as he was shown to give it serious consideration for a long while. Furthermore, Otani wasn’t your typical “school prince” type male lead that is often so prevalent in shoujo mangas - he was short and rough around the edges, while Risa was tall but just as imperfect, so it was fascinating to see how they’d cope in going from the comedy duo to being in a relationship. 

Okay but how is pre-debut Rap Monster hotter than pre-debut Rap Monster???

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Authors Notes; Enjoy! I’m soo terribly sorry it’s so late! Hope it’s what you wanted!! 😊 Also this is a rlly rlly long post with lots of facts and photos so um ye…have fun. Tbh all this post does is just prove what a big ‘ol piece of trash i am because 95% of these facts were from memory, I typed all dis shit out guys…im fuckin dead now. These are all facts from websites that I remember, certain nicknames are not necessarily what I call them but some dso. kbye 😊 x

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Why Vmin are called the “Soulmate Couple”

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Before I get into this, I’d like to say, that this will provide examples as to how amazingly close vmin are to being considered real life soulmates. It’ll also help anyone who wants to know about vmin’s relationship and how close the two actually are. But overall, it’ll definitely explain why some of the fandom refers to them as already soulmates. Whether it’s viewed platonically or romantically:)

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Daehwi: yo, mad props on the sandwich, mom. this PB&J is off the hook!

Donghyun: excuse me?

Woojin: he’s been watching MTV Cribs. the kid’s a sponge.

Daehwi: for shizzle, my drizzle.

Masterlist

When you’re scared to go into a haunted house with them Reactions

BTS:

When they get a lap dance from their partner

When another member walks in on you guys having sex

When their gf/bf brings home a puppy without telling them

When they like a high school girl

When they notice a brand new tattoo on you, while they’re kissing you

When you want to become a Victoria’s Secret angel

When they find out that their girlfriend has one light blue eye and one light green eye, and she’s insecure about it

When their girlfriend asks for their autograph

When they find out that their girlfriend is abused at home

When their s/o finds out that they’re a demon, and they’re scared of them

When their girlfriend gets attacked by an anti-fan

When Taehyung has a crush on Jungkook’s sister

When they’re leaving for the military service

When another member is in love with their girlfriend

You being jealous that they have a photo shoot with a girl model

NCT U:

When their girlfriend knows the choreography to ‘The 7th Sense’

When they like a high school girl

When you debut with them as a guy, and they figure out that you’re actually a girl

You being jealous that they have a photo shoot with a girl model

EXO:

When their girlfriend takes off her clothes as soon as she gets home

The song that they use for their first dance at their wedding

When their girlfriend is a sarcastic asshole during an argument

When they find out that their girlfriend is abused at home

To you teasing them all day

When you dress up as them in one of their MV for Halloween

When their idol girlfriend has a wardrobe malfunction on a comeback stage

When their girlfriend is deathly afraid of going into a haunted house with them

When their girlfriend is curvy, and she’s insecure about it

Their s/o debuting as solo artist

Their s/o being shy

Dating EXO

iKon:

When you sit on their lap and your ass rubs against their crotch, but you’re in front of the other members

You put your hand down his pants to get his attention

When you ask for their autograph and you’re dating them

When they notice a brand new tattoo on you, while they’re kissing you

When their girlfriend catches them looking up her skirt as she climbs the stairs

When their girlfriend admits that she masturbates over them

When they have to meet your parents

When another member walks in on them having sex

When a guy flirts with his girlfriend in front of him

Big Bang:

When someone flirts with their girlfriend (you)

You wanting to try BDSM (fifty shades of grey stuff)

When their boyfriend adopts a kid without telling them

Monsta X:

When you sit on their lap and your ass rubs against their crotch, but you’re in front of the other members

When you ask for a threesome with another Monsta X member

When you ask for a threesome with another girl

When another member walks in on them having sex

When their crush wraps their arms around their waist and says, “Where do you think you’re going?”

When their partner initiates road head

Topp Dogg:

When you ask for a threesome with another Topp Dogg member

When their significant other has an anxiety attack

When their American girlfriend is the daughter of a famous actor

When they find out that another member of another group is flirting with their fiancee

Got7:

When another member walks in on them having sex

When you want to become a Victoria’s Secret angel

When they find out that their girlfriend has one light blue eye and one light green eye, and she’s insecure about it

To you being really short

When you dress up in a sexy Halloween costume for a party you’re going to

When you two get lost in a forest together

You saying ‘I love you’ for the first time

When their girlfriend gets angry and slips into Spanish without realizing it

Seventeen:

When their girlfriend tells a really bad, cheesy joke

When their girlfriend gets hurt by an anti-fan

When their girlfriend has stretch marks

When their girlfriend accidentally spills a drink on her cleavage

Nu’est:

When their girlfriend tells a really bad, cheesy joke

Vixx:

When their girlfriend is a sarcastic asshole during an argument

When their gf tells them she loves them to the moon and back

When their girlfriend misses their family so much that they can’t sleep

NCT:

When they have a crush on a trainee and try to flirt with them

Day6:

When their gf is a writer and is working on her first book

NCT Dream:

When you’re an idol, and they’re fans of yours

Block B:

When you sit on their lap and play with their hair

SHINee:

When their idol girlfriend has a wardrobe malfunction on a comeback stage

seeing their bf/gf naked for the first time

B.I.G

Really good cookies

Wanna One

When their idol crush (you) is made fun of by a show host

JJCC

When they take care of you when you’re sick

Pentagon

When you have a bad dream where they’e the villain 

When their sister (you) is dating another member

Texts

BTS: 

When you eat the snack they’ve been looking forward to (Maknae Line)

When their girlfriend tells them she’s asexual (Hyung Line)

When their girlfriend tells them she’s asexual (Maknae Line)

Jungkook literally being a meme

Seventeen:

When you’ve been studying all day, and they want to see you (Hip Hop Unit)

When they stay up until midnight to tell you happy birthday, but they forget about the time difference (Performance Unit)

B.I.G

BenJi when he’s turned on and trying to get you to come over

Got7

When their best friend gets too stressed about work and needs cheering up

Snaps

BTS

Taking sneaky pictures of Taehyung

Fluffy/cheesy snaps from Taehyung

SHINee

Making up after argument / Taemin

anonymous asked:

alright, so this is a very very simple question... but since geisha are mysterious and lots of people have prejudice against them, i don't want to simply google this and find an answer that's not exactly correct. so here's the very simple question; what is it exactly that geisha do? why are people prejudiced against them? thank you so much! sorry i couldn't ask anything more interesting...

Your question is not boring at all! A lot of people wonder what a Geisha’s job intails and have prejudices or misconceptions against them, so it’s actually a great opportunity to refute them.

Let me first explain what Geisha do as part of their job. Geisha are highly-skilled traditional Japanese entertainers and artists. They are trained in traditional Japanese dance, singing, several instruments (shamisen, several drums and flutes, some even play the koto and the kokyū), the tea ceremony, ikebana and calligraphy. They take lessons at a special Geisha-school in their district every day and continue to do so throughout their entire career, as they view art and performance as an ongoing process.

Geisha-in-training are called Maiko (dancing child) in western Japan and hangyoku (half jewel) in and around Tokyo. You sometimes also find the more general term oshaku. They dress much more colorful and flashy than their older Geisha sisters to highlight their youth and childishness. A girl becomes a Maiko after about 1 year of training as a Shikomi, most Maiko debut at age 15 or 16 directly after completing the mandatory 9 years of primary and middle school and are ages 15 to 21 (22 is the max), hangyoku usually debut after high school and are ages 18 to 25. After that, the girl stays a Maiko for about 5 years and then, after her completed apprenticeship, becomes a Geisha and is considered a fully-fledged artist. A woman usually becomes a Geisha at age 20 or 21. Geisha dress much more subdued than Maiko to symbolize that they are adult women and they are quite easy to tell apart once you know what you have to look out for. Geisha are called Geiko (”woman of art”) in western Japan.

Geisha entertain at ozashiki, Geisha-parties, at ochaya, tea houses or sometimes high-class traditional restaurants called ryootei. They will dance and perform music at the party and have discussions about art, music or current events with their clients. Depending on what kind of party you want it to be, Geisha can also perform drinking games and have the party become more lively. All in all, a Geisha does everything in her power to make sure that her clients have a great time.

Geisha live in designated Geisha-districts, called hanamachi or kagai (”Flower towns”). Before WWII even small towns had their own hanamachi and Geisha lived and worked everywhere across the country. The most famous Geisha were and still are from Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Niigata, Kanazawa, Nara and Atami.

Maiko and young Geisha live at okiya, Geisha-houses. The proprietress, the okaasan (mother) treats them like their own children and raises them to become independent and successful Geisha. She pays for their lessons and living expenses, which the girl has to pay back during her career. Once her debts are settled, she becomes independent and moves out of the okiya. An independent Geisha has to have her own collection of high-class, handmade kimono, obi and hair ornaments and are very succesful.

Historically, Geisha entertained mainly wealthy merchants and sometimes aristocrats and later on also politicians. During the Edo-Period, the merchant class was big and very wealthy and had the means to support them. At their height around 1900 over 80,000 of them worked in Japan. Today, Geisha still mostly entertain wealthy buisnesspeople. Their numbers are down to about 1,200, but have been slowly rising over the last 10 years after a rapid demise in the eighties and nineties.

A lot of people, especially in the west, still think that Geisha are high-class prostitutes. This has several reasons and I’m going to talk about the most important.

1. The most important reason for the misconception stems from the time right after WWII. During this time, Japan was occupied by American soldiers after they had lost the war to them. A lot of big cities were destroyed, many people had died during air raids or from starvation, the economy was in shambles and many men had died during the war or were still missing. It was a time of despair for most Japanese and many women were forced to become prostitutes to survive and often even support their whole family.

Most of the clients of these women were American soldiers, because they belonged to the few people who could still afford to pay a prostitute. Back then, Geisha were a symbol of Japan already, being popular postcard-models and appearing in a lot of fiction of the time, so most American soldiers knew a little bit about Geisha.

They could, however, only rarely tell a Geisha apart from an ordinary women wearing a kimono. Since kimono were still the everyday-wear of the time, they thought the women they were sleeping with were Geisha and the women soon realized that they could achieve higher prices when they presented themselves as Geisha to the soldiers and started acting the part.

When the occupation ended and the soldiers returned home, they told their friends and family that they had had a (sexual) relationship with a Geisha in Japan and that is an important reason as to why this misconception spread to fastly across the west.

2. Another reason is the so called “double registration”. As I’ve said before, hanamachi used to exist all over Japan. The vast majority of Geisha lived a pretty good life: Although their schedule was extremely hectic and live was certainly not easy, they could achieve financial independency and fame and meet a lot of influential people and form conncetions through their work. Geisha can also work for their entire lives, if they want to do so. There is no retirement-age for Geisha, so they had a very secure job.

Geisha could also retire and start their own okiya or tea house or start working at a restaurant or a tea house as a server. They also often got married to rich and influential men.

However, not all Geisha had it so well. There were some small towns in which Geisha were struggling to survive, because the economic situation was so tough. The towns lacked enough wealthy merchants and visitors to support them. This was the reason why Geisha in some towns were forced to become registrated as both a Geisha and a prostitute to survive.

While these Geisha were still artists like the Geisha in bigger, more economically stable towns and cities, they also had to sleep with their clients to make extra money to survive.

A lot of these poor, small town were Onsen-towns, seaside-resorts that were unpopular and lacked a steady stream of visitors.

Although the vast majority of Geisha never sold sex and even the majority of Onsen-Geisha (Geisha working in said Onsen-towns) never did, this tarnished the reputation of Geisha.

Prostitution was outlawed in Japan in 1956, so doube-registration doesn’t exist anymore today.

3. The whole mizuage-issue. I’ll have to go deeper into history with that one. First of all, there are junior and senior Maiko. Junior Maiko wear the wareshinobu hairstyle and a predominately red collar, senior Maiko wear the ofuku hairstyle and a predominately white collar. Today, a girl is promoted from junior to senior at age 18, before WWII, when Maiko were still much younger, this happened around 15 or 16; generally when a girl was starting to look older and was deemed a young woman by her older Geisha-sisters.

When a junior Maiko becomes a senior Maiko she has her mizuage ceremony (”hoisting the water”). During this ceremony, the topknot of her wareshinobu hairstyle is symbolically cut open by friends and okiya-family-members. The okaasan and the girl hand out presents to ochaya she frequents, okiya she has relationships with and some close clients and she’ll start to wear the ofuku hairstyle and a whiter kimono-collar afterwards. It is a simple coming-of-age ceremony symbolizing that the Maiko is recognized as a young woman from then on. Historically, this also meant that a Maiko was now old enough to marry and proposals could be made, which she could accpet or decline at free will.

However, Oiran also had a ceremony of the same name. Oiran were high-class prostitutes in old Japan and are extinct today. They were also highly-skilled artists and trained in the arts of the nobility. They had a coming-of-age ceremony of the same name (why the name is the same as with Geisha is unknown, but it’s probably because the quarters of Oiran and Geisha were close by), that intailed the ritual deflowering of the young Oiran by a man who paid highly for being her first sexual partner. This ceremony was also performed by yuujo, ordinary prostitutes, and some double-registered Geisha.

This gets confused a lot, because these two ceremonies have the same names and is one of the most persistens misconceptions when it comes to Geisha. The novel and movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” also mixes this up and portray mizuage completely wrong, so I would highly advise you to not watch it, at least not until you’ve gathered some futher information.

4. Danna. Danna are people who sponsor one particular Geisha they are fond of and monthly pay her a privately agreed on amount of money to help her pay for her lessons and other living expenses. While danna are very rare today, back before WWII most Geisha had a danna, because there were so many poeple willing and able to sponsor Geisha back then and it would have been a sign of unpoularity if you didn’t have one.

People interested in becoming a Geisha’s danna can inquire via the proptriess of the teahouse they meet her at if she would be interested. If the Geisha shows interest, okaasan, Geisha, the proprietress of the ochaya and the possibe danna will get together and discuss the finances. If they come to an agreement, the Geisha will accept him as her danna. A Geisha can always end the relationship and pursue another, if she wishes to do so.

Being a danna has certain adavantages. Your inquiries to see the Geisha will always be handled first before anyone else’s and you can also “buy out” a Geisha’s time and spend it with her in a more private setting or just buy her some time off (Geisha have very little time off, especially during odori-season).

It is also a status symbol and a great way to show off one’s wealth and influence. One has to consider that, during the Edo-Period and even for a long time afterwards, Geisha and the arts they performed were seen as modern entertainment, just like we see movies, shows or pop-music today, so Geisha were very popular, famous and interesting for a lot of people. It was after WWII that people started to see Geisha as symbols of old Japan. Being the danna of a talented Geisha who would entertain oneself and one’s friends was a major status symbol.

There are two things that made westeners suspicious about this: Firstly, before WWII, pretty much all danna were male. This is a fact, because men held almost all economic power back then and were the only ones with the means to support Geisha. Westeners of that time had an extremely conservative and moralistic view of sexuality and many considered themelves to be superior to the “dirty and immoral” Japanese people, so they immediately thought that Geisha had sexual relationships with their danna and that they were bascially waiting to be “bought” by a man. (Today, a large and increasing part of Geisha’s customers are female.)

Secondly, some Geisha DID have romantic relationships with their danna. Mineko Iwasaki, Japan’s most famous Geisha of the 20th century described this very well in her book “Geisha of Gion”: “You can’t put talented, beautiful, elegant women together with rich and powerful men and expect nothing to happen. Romantic entaglements happen all the time, some leading to marriage and others to heartache.”

Of course some Geisha fell in love with their clients and vice versa. This was accepted and even encouraged in the hanamachi, as these relationships might lead to the birth of a girl who could also become a Geisha one day.

So if a customer and a Geisha had romantic interest for each other, the man, if he had the financial means, naturally would try to become the Geisha’s danna. By being her danna he could spend more time with her and support the woman he loved in her career, so this was completely logical.

However, the majority of Geisha and danna didn’t have any sexual or romantic relationship. If they did, it was based on mutual attraction for each other and was not forced in any way. Both parties could always end the relationship at any time and enter another, if they wanted to.

The fact that Geisha are very private and don’t talk a lot about their profession adds to the “suspiciousness” in the eyes of a lot of people.

In fact, Geisha are so “mysterious” because they are supposed so remain exclusive. A lot of their regular clients book them because the are so exclusive and they can be sure that nothing that happens or is said at an ozashiki ever leaves the room. If Geisha became accessible to everyone, they would lose a lot of customers.

Geisha today are torn between doing publicity-work, being more accessible and understandable to the “common” people and getting new applicants, while still keeping an aura of exclusivity.

I hope I could answer all of your questions! If you have more, feel free to ask them! Have a nice day!