Her long, glossy hair rippling down her slightly arched back, her big eyes downcast and her tiny hands clutching a book or two. Her voice is just as innocent as she appears, and her modesty knows no limit. Her marks are of course all perfect.
“I want to protect her,” one of the male characters nearby thinks. He isn’t the only male thinking those exact same words, perhaps with some variations now and then.
It seems the japanese Y chromosone is overly fond of heroism and the classic damsel in distress. I thought it was just a thing in that one manga that I tried, but seeing how the same situation presented itself in several different manga series (they were of different categories even!), it seemed no longer like a coincidence.
They like their girls cute, innocent and helpless.
EH? What about those girls who kick ass? The girls who can do more than faint or scream inside their heads (seriously, why don’t they actually scream out loud?) while being harassed?
What? Too unhelpless for the guys to show off their muscles and play hero of the day? “How unlady-like! You’ll never get married.” Sheesh. Japanese people. Their work show off their way of thinking to some degree.
I admit that I do fancy the idea of a shiny knight coming at my rescue and sweep me away, it’s only natural for a girl after all. Especially for a girl which romance is like a drug to her, but the weaklings of some girls are starting to annoy me.
I have nothing against the guy saving the girl, only the girl herself if she is the typical helpless and weak-minded kind. Rescue the girl, save her, treat her nice and show her kindness. Deliver her some cheesy lines if you will, but please don’t give me a weak X chromosone.
Don’t you male lot appreciate some tougher ones?
Oh yeah, I give up the sketch routine :D
Listening: Some pretty scores by a Norwegian amateur composer
Reading: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Am. fantasy)
Watching: Merlin ep. 3 (a new and promising BBC fantasy drama!)