pumpkin 🎃: how do you feel about the psl and pumpkin spice flavoring in general?
goodgood pumpkin times
i like pumpkin spice in general, but i like it not too sweet. i find the starbucks psl is very much a sometimes food, but when it gets cool enough to drink coffee, i’ll make it with the Pumpkin Spices TM all year round
spiderweb 🕸: what is your favorite autumn weather?
not 33 fucking degrees celsius with a jillion percent humidity, that’s for damn sure. i want fall, not satan’s flaming asscrack.
i like it cool. like, 10 degrees. back home we got some really good fog. we don’t get that here, but i love fog, love storms, love wind, basically everything nobody likes.
Well, I wanted to get this entire series finished before the end of Winter break, and I just might….I just might. (Side note: why tf does winter break go so fast??????)
So today we’re going to be talking about boyish masculinities or immature masculinities. Make no mistake: being a boy precludes one from being a man. Boyhood is considered culturally feminine, most likely because of the fact that children are sex-ambiguous, and boys are considered to be incapable of attaining masculinity. A boy’s life consists of being socialized into (in modern society) a largely unattainable manhood, and in many cultures, the shift from boyhood to manhood is marked by some ceremonial rite of passage. In the developed world, many of these formal ceremonies have fallen by the wayside, or are not as popular/celebrated as they once were (this is true in Japan as well), however, there is still an idea in most societies that boys become men, and that one can not be both a boy and a man. This is why it is considered deeply disrespectful to call an adult male with a diminutive, (in English, “boy” has been used to demean, especially adult black males). However, in reality there is a lot of liminal space between boyhood and manhood, and various male folks approach this space in different ways. As I’ve already discussed, masculinity is always precarious. However, boyhood masculinity is even more precarious, as it is pre-compromised by the subordinated position of boys as “children.” Therefore, if the boyishness is fought rather than embraced (as it often is in teens), it is often expressed through both violence and what Pascoe calls “fag discourse.” So with that in mind, this meta will explore Urie, Shirazu, Mutsuki, and Ayato.