The diving bell spider or water spider is the only species of spider known to live entirely under water. It is found in northern and central Europe and northern Asia. As with other spiders, it breathes air, which it traps in a bubble held by hairs on its abdomen and legs. Females build underwater “diving bell” webs which they fill with air and use for digesting prey, molting, mating and raising offspring. They live almost entirely within the bells, darting out to catch prey animals that touch the bell or the silk threads that anchor it. However, they have to surface occasionally to renew their personal air supplies and those of their webs. Males also build bells, but these are smaller and the males replenish their bells’ oxygen supply less often. The replenishment of air is unnecessary in well-oxygenated water, because the bell permits gas exchange with the surrounding water; there is net diffusion of oxygen into the bell and net diffusion of carbon dioxide out. This process is driven by differences in partial pressure.
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So I’ve recently become an editor for the translation of this Japanese web novel! If you’re interested in this type of story please check it out. =)
It seems like I got reincarnated into the world of a Yandere Otome game.
Author:花木もみじ Translator: Firi Proof Reader: Midori Editor in Chief: technicolordiscode
Summary based on the web novel:
Lycoris, as a precocious child, suffers from a strange sense of deja vu. On the day her father told her about her fiancé, she realizes that said fiancé was actually a character from an otome game she once played in her previous life.
“I am the heroine’s rival from the game? And I get stabbed to death in the bad ending? What a joke”
In which the protagonist is determined to avoid the yanderes surrounding her.
Web 2.0 was meant to be a game changer for feminism. Academics and social commentators alike told us that social media platforms would be a fabulous resource for our activist practices, allowing us to work collaboratively, communicate with ease, develop ideas, and expand the reach of the movement. Some argue that social media has resulted in all this and more. Common doctrine persists that “there is no glass ceiling on Twitter.”
Undoubtedly, many single-issue liberal feminist campaigns are visible, even prolific, on social media platforms. From Slutwalk to #FacesofProstitution, women are using social media to organize in the name of women’s liberation. Men are even defending their right to do so. But surely it is here that we need to start asking more questions. What kind of feminism is being facilitated by social media platforms? And what kind of feminism can really develop while men are watching?
The #FreetheNipple campaign, for example, clearly illustrates the type of feminism that is able to flourish on social media platforms. Free the Nipple claims to be “an equality movement, and a mission to empower women across the world.” It calls for a “more balanced system of censorship and legal rights for all women to breastfeed in public.” This, certainly, is a good thing. But the campaign now seems to be less about a woman’s right to breastfeed and more about a woman’s right to post a topless selfie.
By comparison, feminist activism that offers revolutionary ideas and issues a strong challenge to dominant cultural norms appears to be severely lacking on social media platforms. During the second wave, feminists deeply questioned personal life politics in order to formulate their political theory. Women made connections between issues, and remained resolute that emancipation on male terms was not enough. It was always about asking the hard questions. In the words of Catherine MacKinnon, the process of consciousness raising represents the “collective critical reconstitution” of female social reality. At this time, women were engaged in reframing patriarchal assumptions: understanding the pornography and prostitution industries as violence against women, theorizing the reproductive technology industry as facilitating male control of women’s bodies, and developing the concept of compulsory heterosexuality.
The type of feminism occurring on social media platforms today, however, often appears to be little more than what the recent book, Freedom Fallacy: the Limits of Liberal Feminism, describes as a popular brand of “fun-feminism” or “feminism-lite.” This type of feminism is palatable to a male audience, does not require women to engage in the often painful process of self-reflection integral to consciousness raising, and contains little, if any, political conceptualization of structural male dominance. Rather, the kind of social media campaigns that receive the most media attention often focus on a woman’s individual right to objectify herself.
Using the very language of the sex industry, the twitter account @freethenipple prompts a response from its viewers by asking: “How far will you go for Equality?” Increasing numbers of young women are now uploading topless photos of themselves on Twitter using the hashtag. The campaign has garnered widespread public support, and generated a large amount of publicity due to the backing of popular celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham.
It is difficult to understand, however, how the Free the Nipple campaign in any way challenges male social dominance. Rather, young women are being urged to strip for the entertainment of an infinite number of men on social media sites. Insidiously, such behavior is being sold back to women as empowering, and once again the sexual objectification of women is being rebranded as feminist. Men, meanwhile, are able to share and download these images countless times for their own purposes.
I am currently Co-Directing a web series alongside a male Director
He and I get along great.
However, my Camera Operators and Camera Assistants completely ignore me. They roll their eyes when I ask them to do something and often,try to tell me how to do myjob. Yet, when my (male) Co-Director asks them to do the very same thing: no hesitation.
As a minor peace offering, if you haven’t already read it, check out “It Seems like I Got Reincarnated into the World of a Yandere Otome Game.” Ongoing translations from the web novel version can be found on Forgetful Dreamer’s Wordpress blog.
Basically, the female lead gets reincarnated into an otome game world where the male love interests are yanderes! Catch is, she’s in a villainess role. Naturally, due to knowledge from her past life, things begin to slightly deviate from the game’s original course…
What sets this series apart from other novels of similar themes is that the female lead is actually rather level-headed and mature.