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just have sex already, sheesh [Jul. 8th, 2011|08:20 pm]
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I've been rereading Voice or Noise by Enjin Yamimaru as I recently bought volume 4. My god, this is a frustrating series. I think I've finally pinned down the reason for my frustration and dissatisfaction. I can't fathom the motivations of Narusawa AT ALL. It's like my frustration with Super Lovers by Abe Miyuki, the odd more-than-platonic-not-quite-lovers situation has been going on for SO LONG and feels completely arbitrary. Are the older guys in these series not going all the way because they don't want to be shota-con? Or are there other somewhat understandable reasons that the artists just don't want share*? Yet they display unnatural (aka creepy) attachment and possessiveness towards their younger not-quite-lovers. I think I could take a volume of this kind of situation, but when it goes on and on volume after volume...It's just plain irritating. Also, Voice or Noise throws in another character with totally undecipherable motivations in volume 3, Isadore (I'm guessing at the romanization of the dude's name). Not only do I not understand him, he just irritates me. ARG. I think I might have abandoned both series if I didn't love the art so much (and if Acht was not so cute in Voice or Noise). *sighs*

Two other things that bother me:

-Creepy giant bunny, WTF is up with that?
-Why do we not get to see any of Acht's kids???

Enough bitching, let's get to the parts I did enjoy:

-Acht thinking he's going to turn into a huge hairball. The googly eyes are so cute!
-Narusawa saying Shinichiro runs away when you chase him, and it turning out to be true.
-Narusawa noting that Shinichiro REALLY likes him and kissing him.
-Narusawa biting Shinichiro on the nipple, and it bothering Shinichiro a lot. Perverted, but in a good way.
-Shinichiro saying he wants what is inside Narusawa's underwear and Acht blushing in response.

*The thing is, I don't trust in the storytelling/characterization abilities of most BL artists at all. I just assume that they just suck at these things and decide to live with it (or not).

[User Picture]From: nokiirat
2011-07-09 10:21 am (UTC)
have to admit i like the story because it's so, so unusual for a BL or yaoi story, and acht is awesome. any real progress in volume 4? thx for mentioning that it was out.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-08-11 03:35 am (UTC)
Progress? What's that? Doesn't seem to exist in this series...

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[User Picture]From: keksimonsteri
2011-08-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
I'll admit to browsing through volume 4 looking for any sex progress (yeah, I don't know why I was even expecting some) and promptly moving the book to the bottom of the "to read" pile. If it's going to take another three or so years until the next volume, where's the rush...

I don't mind the lack of progress as much as I do Isadore taking up half of the pages though.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-08-11 03:36 am (UTC)
I don't mind the lack of progress as much as I do Isadore taking up half of the pages though.

Yeah, I can relate. I think my irritation was heightened thanks to Isadore just being around. His existence is so pointless! -_-
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