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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

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Song: “Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches

Animes: Rose of Versailles and Revolutionary Girl Utena

So I ended up doing a AMV about Revolutionary Girl Utena and Rose of Versailles.

Since it’s common knowledge Utena took some inspiration from Rose of Versailles, and Utena and Oscar are both gender conventions-defying ladies who duel with swords and bring all the boys and girls to the yard, I thought it would be fun to compare and constrast various shots within an AMV and pay tribute to both shows!

The song is pretty much perfect for both of them. Observe:

You’ve got them all by the balls, 

Causin’ waterfalls, stone walls, bar brawls

Common stalls at concert halls

to you they crawl, body sprawled, smokin’ Pall malls

close call, stand tall

Doll, you make ‘em feel so small (and they love it)

Boys wanna be her (the boys)

Girls wanna be her (the girls)…

PS I forgot to mention this has spoilers for Utena but not so much for the Rose of Versailles unless “Oscar kicks ass and leads armies and everyone has a crush on her” is a spoiler.

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azuresquirrel:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

should I liveblog watching Rose of Versailles? I think I should.
Our story so far: Oscar is a badass lady raised like a guy and  is Marie Antoinette’s crossdressing bodyguard. She and Marie have a mutual crush going. And of course people are trying to kill each other for the throne.
Every single thing that happens in this show will have dramatic music, a freeze frame, sparkling, random blooming roses, and weighty pauses where people glare at each other.
I totally love that these evil guys just hang out in the basement and play with knives. Fondle them. throw them at random barrels. They’re evil okay. Also that guy’s mustache is so amazing.

Going back and reblogging some of Nev’s great Rose of Versailles liveblogs to provide some visual aid to the stuff I’ve been talking about.
So the evil guys pictured here are Duke Orleans and Duke Guemene (or as I like to call him, Duke Moustache) (which should make it fairly obvious which is which), and as Nev describes, as they plot evilly they through knives in the wine cellars because THAT’S WHAT EVIL PEOPLE DO, THEY THROW KNIVES AT WINE BARRELS. 
I mean how else are you going to get dramatic slow-mo of wine dripping off the knife looking like BLOODDDDDDD?

OH MAN, LIVEBLOGGING THIS SERIES WAS SO FUN. MAN. 70’s ACTION SHOUJO YOU ROCK.

azuresquirrel:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

should I liveblog watching Rose of Versailles? I think I should.

Our story so far: Oscar is a badass lady raised like a guy and  is Marie Antoinette’s crossdressing bodyguard. She and Marie have a mutual crush going. And of course people are trying to kill each other for the throne.

Every single thing that happens in this show will have dramatic music, a freeze frame, sparkling, random blooming roses, and weighty pauses where people glare at each other.

I totally love that these evil guys just hang out in the basement and play with knives. Fondle them. throw them at random barrels. They’re evil okay. Also that guy’s mustache is so amazing.

Going back and reblogging some of Nev’s great Rose of Versailles liveblogs to provide some visual aid to the stuff I’ve been talking about.

So the evil guys pictured here are Duke Orleans and Duke Guemene (or as I like to call him, Duke Moustache) (which should make it fairly obvious which is which), and as Nev describes, as they plot evilly they through knives in the wine cellars because THAT’S WHAT EVIL PEOPLE DO, THEY THROW KNIVES AT WINE BARRELS.

I mean how else are you going to get dramatic slow-mo of wine dripping off the knife looking like BLOODDDDDDD?

OH MAN, LIVEBLOGGING THIS SERIES WAS SO FUN. MAN. 70’s ACTION SHOUJO YOU ROCK.

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

not only that OSCAR LITERALLY MAKES OUT WITH THESE WOMEN IN FRONT OF EVERYONE
AND THEY ARE SO ALL OVER IT everyone wants to make out with this woman
the panel at the bottom is my fave like this dude is like “you promised me a dance” and she’s like “GO THE FUCK AWAY I WANT TO KISS  LADY OSCAR THAT HOT LADY IS A BILLION TIMES MORE SEXY THAN YOU COULD EVER BE DEAL WITH IT”
DITCHING YOUR BOYFRIEND FOR LADY OSCAR
because oscar is better than any boyfriend
bless
this
manga
right now

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

not only that OSCAR LITERALLY MAKES OUT WITH THESE WOMEN IN FRONT OF EVERYONE

AND THEY ARE SO ALL OVER IT everyone wants to make out with this woman

the panel at the bottom is my fave like this dude is like “you promised me a dance” and she’s like “GO THE FUCK AWAY I WANT TO KISS  LADY OSCAR THAT HOT LADY IS A BILLION TIMES MORE SEXY THAN YOU COULD EVER BE DEAL WITH IT”

DITCHING YOUR BOYFRIEND FOR LADY OSCAR

because oscar is better than any boyfriend

bless

this

manga

right now

(via azuresquirrel)

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I would have to be really serious if I decided to actually go.

I would have to be really serious if I decided to actually go.

(Source: clewilan)

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OSCARRRRR!
i love it when things i love reference other things i love Y E S 

OSCARRRRR!

i love it when things i love reference other things i love Y E S 

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lesbiaaans:

magpizza:

doggables:

toffee-creme:

this is still the best car commercial ever made

I still can’t begin to get over this

I MIGHT NEVER STOP LAUGHING

oh my GOD

(via faircommentfuckoff)

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fuckyeahutena:

Unf! Oscar and Utena fanart! <3

YES

fuckyeahutena:

Unf! Oscar and Utena fanart! <3

YES

(via elle-lavender)

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My Liveblog Link list has been updated!

Liveblogs:

FMA 2003 liveblog action in which I watch the fma 2003 anime and try and fail not to compare it to Brotherhood a bunch

Conquering FMA 2003 Theatrical Liveblog Action- this movie came up on Youtube, so I thought “why not might as well” and boredom and nazis ensued.

Liveblog of Versailles- Roses! Freeze frames! Lesbians! Badass crossdressing ladies! Nope, not Utena, this is the original anime to explore that lovely stuff! I liveblog my experience watching this sparkly seventies shoujo of awesome.

Spamming s now (in which I spam Sailor Moon S anime and manga)

Princess Tutu liveblog My experience watching a wonderful anime.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Liveblog- Watch my brain melt. 

Evangelion Rebuild Movies Spam- I spam caps and thoughts of Rebuild.

Teen Titans Cartoon spam- nostalgia explosion as I spam caps and thoughts about Teen Titans while rewatching it.

Heartcatch Precure Liveblog- My heart is caught by a series about wonderful magical girls blowing stuff up with love and friendship

Toradora! liveblog- A romance dramedy anime turns out to be much better than I expect for that genre, and full of excellent ladies to boot

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Liveblog- Magical girls continue to blow stuff up

Digimon Tamers Liveblog- in progress

Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette Liveblog- in progress

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pearliebird:

how is this not the most amazing melodramatic slap in anime history

i laughed so hard i knew i had to gif it

andre’s nonchalant face

oscar’s wonk arm

the 3 shots of that one slap

i like watching this bc i like seeing andre get slapped

is that ok

(Source: thebeemoviesequel, via tenjouutena)

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wearespacegods replied to your photoset: Rosalie :( Along with Oscar, Rosalie is my fave…

wait you mean oscar isn’t canonically queer i what

she states to Rosalie “if I were a man I’d marry you”. It’s almost text (and she certainly knows how to seduce the ladies and make out with them) but not quite. She says she couldn’t give Rosalie what she wants bc she’s a woman. It makes sense she’d have that attitude due to living in pre-French Revolution times, so it’s my headcanon she’s just repressing the hell out of it and I think that’s pretty basically canon (I mean “if I were a man i’d marry you” is basically the same as saying “i’m attracted to you but it’s not socially acceptable so I refuse to pursue it” to me) - just not adequately explored to my liking.

it was the seventies so i mean i guess it’s impressive that such a popular mainstream shoujo manga even had Rosalie’s crush on Oscar being irrefutable canon but still I WANT MORE.