Here we got a third BL webcomic batch! Sort of odd to drop that on White Day, but that happens when you need to throw something in. My obsession with gay men has been lasting quite a long while by now, strangely enough. Some of these are on the more mature side, but I’ll add my NSFA rating for each. This time the stories can be found on Tapas.
Eyes on Me (by loonytwin) Evan forgets his keys at a friend’s house. His friend’s not going to be home, but, as his roommate’s home, Evan can get his keys anyway. Only, the roommate was hotter than he expected. But is the cute guy interested in him too, or just playing around?
This one was pretty good at the beginning, but I lost interested after a while. I guess it simply lost its momentum and fell flat after the main ship more or less fully set sail. The art’s really nice, and I didn’t really mind the mature parts. I’d still put it somewhere around 4.5/10 on the NSFA scale. The handling of pacing oneself in a relationship has been good though, so I’ll give it that. Not the greatest one in this batch.
“I know what a king is. But even so, it still doesn’t change who I am. I’m still me. And to me, everyone is equal.”
While he’s on an errand, Arthur hears that the Choosing Ceremony is to take place and he goes to see who the new king will be. All of his excitement drops to dread when he, in a try to save his cousin, by accident draws the holy sword Excalibur out of the anvil.
In shock and disbelief, he’s brought into the castle, his relatively safe life turning to a life of hard decisions, vicious nobles and assassination attempts left and right. Will Arthur crumble before his life as king truly begins, or get killed before it happens?
Important note! All names, including the title, are in Japanese! For those who have read the novel or comic, or watched the animated or live action series, I’ve put a list of names after the summaries to minimise confusion. Madou Soshi is the Japanese reading title of Mo Dao Zu Shi, and not me bullshitting some random title because I can’t read Chinese much anymore. Also! Usually I write Given name Family name on characters. This is reversed this time because it just sound better. I drop family names unless I need to use them after writing it once though.
As of 25/4 2022, I have a page with all the names and other terminology that can be useful to know listed here, and no longer in the post.
During the first year, peace remained…
During the second year as well, peace remained…
And during the thirteenth year as well, peace still remained…
Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) wakes up one day, several years after his death. He realises he was called for a reason; the person sacrificing themselves for something, but they missed a part in the summoning and he’s just offered the body. It’s not difficult to figure out though, and soon he’s working on taking revenge, while hoping to stay alive himself. Continue reading “Madou Soshi Season 1 Episodes 1-3”→
Ethan Hyun is the team leader of an editor team at Sam Publishing and is a very nerdy person. He loves comics, games, animated shows, figurines and recently he’s been into audio dramas. And better yet! He’s going to work with his favourite voice actor, Jimmy Kwak, after the company decides to publish an audio drama based on a book they’re published! But their first meeting was horrible, as Ethan injured Jimmy while on the train, and Jimmy thought he’s stalking him. Soon, however, they get along and when life almost throws them both onto the street, they end up living together and learn more about one another.
Here we got a second BL webtoon batch with titles from Toomics! I haven’t gotten tired of men falling for each other, so bear with me. I promise I’ll post something else… eventually. I just need my romance fix every once in a while, and BL, GL, fantasy romance and dark/bittersweet romances tend to hit home better than the average shoujo romance (but needless to say Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride remains my favourite romance titles to date.)
I Like You (by Momopia) Andy Goh always ends up bullied at his school and he recently changed schools because of it. Of course, some boys make him their gofer and make him pay for their drinks and food, but as long as he keeps doing it, he’ll be fine. Right? But it’s while he’d hurrying back to the classroom he accidentally sees Jesse Baek confess to the mathematics teacher that he loves him. In desperation, Andy says he likes Jesse and somehow, for some reason, the two ends up being a couple. How will Andy get out of this mess now? How will he break up with the school’s top dog?
There are only 21 chapters so far in English, so this is very much a first impression kind of thing, but this is pretty darn funny. Bullying aside, that is. And the shitty math teacher. And Jesse’s tendency to not respect boundaries, but he doesn’t seem to take any hints that Andy doesn’t like the guy (and it’s pretty obvious why, when you read it). Er… Wait… Why is this funny? I guess most of the jokes just hit home and the teenagers are very much teens. So maybe it’s kind of cringe funny? I don’t know. This is set in a boys’ school so for once it fucking makes sense there are like no girls! It bothers me when I read BL and for some unexplainable reason, girls/women don’t exist. Another thing I do appreciate is that Andy does notice that Jesse isn’t as terrible as he thinks and that he isn’t going “I ONLY LIKE GIRLS!” but instead has a moment when he goes “Wait, but I never liked a girl either!” It’s completely unrelated to my general opinion on this webcomic, but I can appreciate seeing a demi-romantic-ish character that isn’t supposed to like one or the other specifically every once in a while.
First, sorry. This intro will be super long. Keep reading to know why. Or just skip down, if you don’t want to.
I had a poll a while ago on my Twitter about a BL webtoon batch because I was in a BL mood. It took me a while, but I finally got around to read enough to actually make a batch. I know not everyone who reads my blog is interested in same-sex romance, so I while I do want to feature more of this (like GL) and perhaps more LGBTQ+ fiction in general, I don’t want to spam people who definitely don’t like it.
That said, I plan on making another BL webtoon batch soon. As an early apology for that, I’ve added a Toomics VIP membership review at the end.
And now I’d like to make this (not at all) tiny announcement: I have actually started to write BL romance. No, I’m kidding. I’m actually (technically speaking) writing a straight romance, but that’s not the point.
Those who follow me on Twitter might already know, but I launched a web novel almost 2 weeks ago – the Wednesday after my last post. I chose to share it in this batch because, well… People let me know way back when Mini was going to be born that they wanted updates on my life. It’s not about Mini, but it’ll likely affect my blogging anyway. The other reason is that it’s LGBTQ+ themed, so it’s not that far off. The (technically straight) romance isn’t the point, but it’s in there. Also, there are definitely not straight romances in there. Like a BL couple I ship. And a headcanon couple which is totally not happening in the story.
I’m letting you know partly to market (let’s face it, it ends up being marketing the moment I mention it, even if it’s lousy marketing) and mostly because I might choose to change my blogging schedule – either the content I plan on writing about or the frequency (or both).
I also have made a poll which I’d love you to vote on. It’s both on the home page (to the left on PC, but if you use a phone it’s below the posts), and here:
Let me know your thoughts about the matter, folks!
I hope you’ll continue to support me though, and this blog is my baby so I won’t give it up. And I have no plans on getting any nicer just because I’m a kinda published creative writer now. I’m as critical of shitty stuff as I’ve always been because I’ve always been a creative writer too.
Now, please enjoy this batch. And I want to remind you about the Toomics review at the end. Let me know if you have any other services (or themes/genres) you’d like me to review. If you know me before the end of the month I can review any titles on Toomics (that are not 18+). And as always, free stuff is linked to, while paid stuff I can’t profit from is not. I’m such a bitch. But all can be found on Toomics anyway.
Oh no! While working at the zoo you mess up and all the handsome male visitors turn into animals. it turns out only love will reverse it, so now you have to date some guys. Which are animals. Wait, wasn’t this a game where you date guys?! Continue reading “Blush Blush”→
You break just about every bone in a girl’s body. By accident you are the reason why a girl’s view of the universe falls into piece. Fleeing as a protestant you smash a girl’s home. This is the game where you crush your new crush in the most creative ways.
In a society where humans have advanced technology so far that we can reach the moons of Jupiter, gender and sexuality is an issue. People can change physical sex however they wish, or even have the organs of both, but humanity has come much further in bioengineering than that.
On Jupiter-I, a space station in orbit around Jupiter, we find the Rounds. They are so-called true intersex, and they naturally have both male and female traits. They are humans whose DNA is different from the people who created them. However, not all are happy about the engineered humans, and now Jupiter-I is targeted by the terrorist group The Vessel of Life. Continue reading “The Cage of Zeus”→
Izumi Sena (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga) has a family consisting of celebrities. His mother is the actress Nagisa Sena (CV: Sayaka Oohara), his father is the singer Seiya Sena (CV: Ryoutarou Okiayuu) and his brother is SHOGO (CV: DAIGO) from the rock band Crusherz and so he’s expected to go into the showbiz world too. But that’s not Izumi wants! He was traumatized when he suddenly had to be in a commercial when he was 8, and blossomed into a nerd who wants to become a mangaka. One day, however, the sponsors of the commercial Izumi was in 10 years ago wants to make another commercial. Izumi’s co-star from the commercial, Ryouma Ichijou (CV: Takuya Eguchi) only accepts if the actors are the same as when he was a child, and so Izumi has to do one other commercial. Who would had thought it would turn his entire life around from that one commercial? Continue reading “Love Stage!!”→