Simone has moved into a shared house for the first time, with a pal from her university days. The reality is far from the grown-up, yet girly lifestyle she was imagining, as her housemates turn out to be Fujoshi: the ultimate female otakus! Updating on Tuedays.
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Urgh, I can't tell you how uncomfortable some shota and loli manga can be. I mean, I know it's fantasy, but personally, I prefer it to reflect real life levels of maturity i.e. the younger the characters, the more platonic. 12 upwards can have more exploration (as in real life teenage experiences) and ALWAYS consensual. I do think it's funny when the younger character is the aggressive one though!
I remember when I first discovered shota-con. I was actually reading some, and for the most part, I'd liked the set-up. The little brother isn't obtaining as much attention as his older brother because his brother's better at playing baseball. So when the older brother said that he'll help him out... I thought he was going to help him improve in baseball.
I was right, to some extent... but the actual improvement occurred at the very end, though. I literally read that same manga 3 times to make sure I actually read it correctly. I unfortunately did and since then, I haven't been the same.