Introduction: Statistics Made so Simple Even Usagi-chan Can Understand It
Title: Race to Redemption!
Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kirby, Ranma 1/2, Soul Eater
Characters: local Azula, various
Summary: You don't want to know how hard I worked on this.
Note: Spoilers for ALL THE THINGS except Kirby. Also, Ryouga is leading the way because....the road to redemption doesn't require navigational skills, I guess?
( Race to Redemption! )
Fandom: Ranma 1/2
Characters: Nabiki, Kuno, Akane
Kink: emotion play
Summary: Nabiki Tendo can manipulate people's emotions even when she isn't there. 5 icons.
Contains: Underage characters in kinky situations.
( Kuno-chan! )
Fandom: Ranma 1/2
Characters: Tatewaki Kuno, Nabiki Tendo, Ranma Saotome
Summary: 6 icons of Kuno, Nabiki and Ranma with stuff in their mouths (and in Ranma's case, sticking out his tongue). From vol. 1 of the manga.
For: my "oral fixation" square for kink_bingo
Contains: Nothing explicit, but underage characters in kinky situations
( Chomp! )
(Mousse and Ryouga making out).
Also, this picture by ふゆきゆきの makes my heart happy:
(Mousse beating some goddamn sense into Ryouga and Kuno while Ranma gives Akane a love letter, or maybe the other way around; Mousse ships Akane/Ranma for obvious reasons.)
And this one, by がっち:
(Mousse, Ranma and Ryouga looking adorable and worksafe together)
"Pure topographic disorientation due to right retrosplenial lesion"
N. Takahashi, MD, M. Kawamura, MD, J. Shiota, MD, N. Kasahata, MD and K. Hirayama, MD
Nobuyoshi Takahashi is the (lead) author of several papers on topographical disorientation/topographical agnosia, etc (as late as 2011). And while the chances of two people with the same surname being related are AHAHAHAHAHA you're kidding, right? I WONDER. Because navigational impairments are scientifically obscure/esoteric and Rumiko Takahashi's portrayal of Ryouga's navigational impairment is just that fucking good, y'all. I swear--she understands things even the research ON MY SYNDROME doesn't get. ("Visual-spatial-organizational skills"? Really? You sure you're not painting with too broad a brush, there?)
In my sort-of-defense, autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen is the cousin of musician Erran Baron-Cohen and actor Sascha Baron-Cohen (I'm too lazy to comment on the quality of Simon Baron-Cohen's autism science, BTW, and anyway, plenty of autistic people have already done it better. But still.)
Ryoga, one of Ranma's competitors transforms into an adorable miniature pig, unhappily at first, but he becomes increasingly philosophical about it as he realizes this allows him to sleep with Akane. It is clear therefore that male is the norm, and it is the female that is one of a variety of attributes (including panda-ness, pig-ness, [DISABILITY],) that signify difference. Furthermore, being female is coded as being inferior to being a pig or a panda.
( AHAHAHAHAHA. Also, discussion of Ryoga's canonical creepy stalker behavior )
TL;DR: esmenet's analysis of gender in Ranma 1/2 is WAY BETTER.
*And by "complicated" I don't mean "emasculating." Ryoga is very strong and capable--and Ranma's first serious threat--but he doesn't quite fit the very strict box of Shining Maleness that exists IN HIS OWN HEAD. IOW, Ryoga's the one with strict ideas about masculinity--not the series. He is always telling Ranma to do things "like a man" and, in cases where Ryoga's gotten so lost he couldn't find Ranma for a fight (once in the middle of the fight they were having), he accuses RANMA of "running away" or being a "coward" and gets angry/defensive when Ranma tries to defend themself with the facts. ("You wandered off and got lost! "Don't patronize me!")
2. Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)
3. Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran Highschool Host Club)
4. Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
5. Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
6. Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
7. Tamaki Suoh (Ouran Highschool Host Club)
8. Death the Kid (Soul Eater)
9. Etna (Disgaea: Hour of Darkness)
10. Laharl (Disgaea: Hour of Darkness)
11. Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
12. Akane Tendo (Ranma 1/2)
13. The Holy Sword Excalibur (Soul Eater)
14. Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga (Azumanga Daioh)
15. Marie Mjolnir (Soul Eater)
( The not-really-a-love triangle between Tamaki Suoh, Osaka-san and Akane Tendo )
( Haruhi Fujioka, Sokka and Death the Kid are in this band, see... )
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3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.
4. Encourage other people to do it!
Today he sees Kuno carrying a Hello Kitty balloon, a giant Hello Kitty on his back.
Y'ALL! The lovely lizcommotion sent me a package FULL of Ranma 1/2 goodies, because she is
moving AWESOME! So now I have an adorable P-chan pin, a sparkly trading card and, like, FOUR soundtrack CDs! They'll come in handy for the queer_fest fic, let me tell you. In fact, I've already put the CDs to good use: I listened to them while playing the game I'm supposed to be reviewing, and while writing ridiculous AtLA/Ranma 1/2 crossover drabbles. And here they are!
2. Tangentially related: I finally wrote a proper 5 Times fic (for fan_flashworks: I will get my creator tag, dammit!).
Fandoms: Ranma 1/2, Scott Pilgrim, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Soul Eater, Excel Saga, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Content notes: Ableism, cissexism.
Word count: 750
Summary: "Don't tell Akane," he says, "but I...think something has gone really, really wrong."
Link: At the comm