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[Column] The Fangirl Rap

January 10th, 2007 (09:15 am)

No, I'm not talking about hip hop. I'm talking about the bad rap that we fangirls get. I bet you've experienced this: The conclusion-jumping ("you like Cloud? You like Sephiroth? YOU SLASH THEM DON'T YOU?"). The groans of fanboys whenever you say something about a BL manga. The assumption that you're just some 12-year-old ball of OMGSQUEE who thinks that yaoi is THEKINKIESTTHINGEVARLOLOL!!!

So let's talk about the bad reputation fangirls get, why it happens, and how to fight it. That's right...it's MANIFESTO TIME.

Read this column.