This was supposed to be fluffy but it made me sad instead. D:
My favorite part, though, was when we got to hear Kirishima admit the moment he fell in love with Yokozawa *____* My heart…!!
Notes: This adorable little short story was included with the Trifecta movie. Enjoy!
I took a picture of this Trifecta short story to translate later. Delphi tried to help, as you can see.
that moment when cute, simple Trifecta flower-viewing turns suddenly very depressing because Hiyori says: “Y’know, sakura blossoms are my favorite! It’s the same name as my mom, actually!” AND THEN YOKOZAWA STARTS FEELING SAD AND GUILTY.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
Preview pages :> Gonna try my best to get this out tomorrow @____@
Sorry for the confusion, no! I meant that typically, Nakamura semes see someone—ANYONE, male, female, cat, dog, whatever—being friendly and hot around their ~designated uke~ and automatically go on high alert and activate jealousy mode.
But Kirishima doesn’t behave that way around Yukina—despite being the one teasing Yokozawa about being gay (when he maintains that he isn’t). If he really thought Yokozawa was gay and saw Yukina being what pretty much anyone else has been around other ukes in the series, you’d think he’d be super jealous. But he seems smooth as butter :)
8DDDD I am indeed the writer of that fic 8D I’m glad you enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun to write (well, “fun”) and a really interesting “what-if” to explore. Plus, as much as I hate reading angsty fic, I love writing it XD
Never got the draw, never will get the draw. Their respective relationships with Haru are 2342342344 times more important and more interesting than their relationship with each other, so I can’t imagine what draws people to it. I’d sooner ship MakoHaru than MakoRin, and Rin is probably the closest I have to a favorite these days bleh.