6 Weird, Mindscrew Women-Loving-Women Movies/Anime — PopLurker

Hey folks! I wrote a guest post over at PopLurker this week about my favorite genre of movies, Acid Trip Lesbians. Check out a little blurb from it here, and then follow the link to read the rest!

You may have heard that Kristen Stewart is slated to star in a holiday-themed lesbian rom-com in 2019. Yahoo! Good gay content to be had for all! KStew is a verified gay goddess, so a rom-com starring her will answer the fevered prayers of gay gals everywhere. Truth be told, a lot of our women-loving women’s movie prayers have been answered in the past few years – 2016 gave us the Oscar-nominated Carol, which delivered plenty of steamy romance, and a bunch of Cate Blanchett-in-a-big-fur-coat goodness.

…come to think of it, that was technically a Christmas movie, too…I’m sure Jesus is thankful that he’s finally getting lesbian movies for his birthday.

Now, those movies are definitely exciting, but what if you want your wlw media to be a little more…shroom trippy? Maybe rom-coms and dramas just aren’t your thing…you want something a little more David Lynchian. Maybe you only want to see lady loving in a movie that also features claymation murder sequences, aliens, girls turning into bears, or a fuckton of cocaine?

Well, don’t you worry. We’ve got you covered. We’re connoisseurs of Weird Shit, Gay Shit, and especially Weird Gay Shit. It can be hard to find good things to watch that are of the wlw variety, especially since googling “weird lesbian movies” is only going to give you awkward redirects to PornHub. Let us take you on a journey…

Read it in full here on PopLurker, and give them a follow while you’re at it – they post fun content like artist interviews and erotic novel reviews. Plus, I write stuff for them sometimes, so you know they’ve got some quality stuff! 😉

6 Weird, Mindscrew Women-Loving-Women Movies/Anime.

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Mythology and Sarazanmai: Kappa really do dive into buttholes!

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If you’ve been watching Kunihiko Ikuhara’s latest project, Sarazanmai, you’ve probably found yourself confused by what was happening on-screen at least two or twelve times. It’s a story about complicated sibling relationships, floating definitely-not-Amazon packages, gay otter police officers, and teens getting turned into kappas so they can extract desire from giant zombie buttholes. It’s wilder than I could have ever predicted.

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See, wild!

You may also find yourself asking, “how much of this series is weird because Ikuhara is a weirdo, and how much of this is weird because I’m not Japanese and I don’t get the references?” If you’re anything like me, the only things you know about kappa came from games like Harvest Moon, which does not involve buttholes. So, I decided to dive deep into the world of kappa legends to better understand the madness that is Sarazanmai.

And, believe it or not, the idea that we all have a ball of desire in our anuses is more than just a wacky Ikuhara-ism – it’s a huge part of kappa mythology! Let me give you a crash course in kappa.

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The Flashing Lights Say You’ll Be Okay: Depression, Binge-Watching Television, And The Importance of Fluff

This is something I wrote a few months ago that’s a little off-brand for this site. I’m not throwing any anime reactions pictures into this one because…well, it’s not about anime at all.  I actually wrote this during a rough patch and wasn’t really sure where to put it. Finally, I’ve decided to post it here. You might not be able to relate to the specifics, and maybe you’ve never seen the shows mentioned here, but I still think that there’s something important here that someone might find themselves in. Trigger warning for depression and suicide mentions, but I promise this is an optimistic post. I’m leaning away from all that doom and gloom these days. Anyways, enjoy this personal slice of my life.


So, here’s something kinda crazy. I think I’m going to be okay.

What made me, someone who has been dealing with depression for a veryyyyyy long time, finally come to this conclusion? Well. I marathoned NBC’s The Good Place today.

That probably sounds like I’m being hyperbolic, right? Like I’m saying, “this show is so good, it will cure your depression!”

Well, I’m not doing that. It’s just what I did today, and it’s what made me realize something very important.

I’m being vague. Let me get a little more specific.

I’m having a very hard time. Sometimes, I forget that I’ve been having a very hard time for a very long time. I’ll have little periods where I’m doing okay, and then I’ll have loooong periods where I’m doing very bad. When I’m doing bad, I lose sight of everything else – I forget about the more lucid times and I forget about the millions of other times I’ve felt bad. More importantly, I forget that I’ve always gotten through feeling bad.

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Happy First Blog-A-Versary, BAYBEEEEE!!!

Today’s the big day, folks! It’s Welcome To Hell Zone’s birthday! I’m really proud that I’ve maintained my little slice of the web for a year. I might not have maintained it consistently…but I’m still proud!

I should be doing something mega-special, right? Well, honestly, me resurrecting my blog from the depths of depression hell is probably the biggest tribute I can give. I’ve been slacking lately, but I’m back, baybeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Our Thoughts on The Best Chunnibyou School Idol, Tsushima Yoshiko (and Her Friends!) – A Collab with Remy from the Lily Garden! [part 2]

Welcome, folks, to part 2 of the lovely Remy and I’s collab about LoveLive! Sunshine best girl, Yoshiko! Click here for part one so you’re not totally lost

Caught up? Good, good. Let’s dive back in!

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Build A Harem Tag: My beautiful harem of angry anime girls

I’ve returned, refreshed and renewed! The two weeks off from blogging was nice – I wrote a bit while I was away anyways, but it felt nice to be free from arbitrary deadlines and worrying about stats. I spent some time with friends, caught up with some things on the home-front, and now I’m good to go! I even have a little backlog of posts queued up, so that I can have more wiggle room to relax. Yay!

So the first thing on the menu was to finally do this harem tag that Cactus Matt came up with! Thank you for the tag! I’ve seen quite a few other people do this, too, and the results have all been really fun. Matt’s harem was top-tier, so there’s a ton of totally no pressure to come up with a good harem.

Here are the rules!

The ‘Build A Harem’ Tag Rules:

  1. Link back to the original post on Anime QandA so they can check out everyone’s picks!
  2. Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
  3. Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
  4. Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
  5. Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
  6. Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!

I…well, I’m almost afraid what my harem building will bring, because I know I have a Type, and that Type is mean girls. I’m like, the tsundere queen. If she scowls, I’m in. If she’s a bully, I’m in. If she’s killed thousands of people, I’m in. To give a non-anime example to put this in perspective – when I played Life is Strange, I skipped right over Chloe and shipped Max with Victoria. Oh, I totally had a crush on this girl who lightly bullied me in high school. Maybe there’s some psycho-analyzing that needs to be done here…

So here it is, my harem of angry anime girls. They’re all some level of tsundere, I think, so they totally fit into the archetype of harems, right? I just, uh, cheated a bit because that’s pretty much the only type of anime character I included. But, they’re different kinds of tsundere angry! So, like, there’s variety-ish!

(once again, I’m a scrub and I’m using the Western name order, because I confuse myself if I don’t)

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How Mai Yamane brought angry lesbian anthems to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack

Surprisingly enough, I really haven’t written that much about the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack here. The OST was so hugely influential on my music taste that it’s actually difficult for me to try and put it into words. I’ve brought it up a little bit in one of my Anime Roots post, but it doesn’t really do my feelings justice. The soundtrack is such a huge, sprawling masterpiece of various genres and various tones that I don’t even know where to start talking about it.

Sooooo, why not start by bringing up the single most obscure thing possible!

Have you ever noticed that deep within the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, there lies multiple songs sung from the perspective of a greasy lesbian hound dog?

Yes, Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts not only blessed us with a brilliant and iconic soundtrack, but she also blessed specifically me with multiple lesbian blues bops, all sung by Mai Yamane.

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