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Posted 8/1/13 , edited 8/1/13
japanCRUSH: Cornering Women Against the Wall Goes Viral



The article, it's basically about a twitter trend going around in japan where people draw their own parodies of wall smacking often seen in shoujo. You should read the article, it's pretty interesting and the pictures posted by the Japanese netizens are funny too.
It's weird how this make guys in anime look more cool, but when you see a guy in a j-drama doing the same thing, it looks totally retarded. I really do not like how this theme keeps popping up in shoujo manga/anime, not only is it cliche it's stupid. Every time I see this I always imagine myself ducking under the guy's arm

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Posted 8/1/13
Don't like it.

Especially in that image, it feels like all it projects is:

"I'm a man, fear & respect me or I'll beat you up."


It's safe to assume that they will eventually get together, on grounds that would give you several warning signals telling you that they are in an abusive relationship. (Twilight had 15 of those warning signals)
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Posted 8/1/13
i like
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I like it fine, but I tend to feel it's handled poorly.

You would have that scene so the woman can give a very clear nonverbal response. If she just stands there dumbfounded, the whole scene comes across as pointless and awkward, or like the guy is a complete stranger and the girl is actually scared.

Also, it's such a cliche that it can probably do with a little lampshading, where the girl gives a weird look and the guy looks a little sheepish for having done it.

But I guess it's too much to ask for every romantic drama to have good taste.
Posted 8/1/13
Meh, same things happen in yaoi manga. But apparently that's okay because two guys is hot, but a guy cornering a girl is sexism.

Posted 8/1/13
Meh, I prefer the Cicada block. Really intimidate them. Being serious though, I think the moment a dude does that to a gal, it's a sign for her to get the fuck out because this fucker probably has either an elevated ego or abusive history. It's usually a method of introducing a type of stockholm syndrome relationship; she'll most likely be frightened by him at first but then he acts sweet to her sometimes and that somehow makes up for his terrible attitude towards her at any other time.
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HellaStrider wrote:

Meh, I prefer the Cicada block. Really intimidate them. Being serious though, I think the moment a dude does that to a gal, it's a sign for her to get the fuck out because this fucker probably has either an elevated ego or abusive history. It's usually a method of introducing a type of stockholm syndrome relationship; she'll most likely be frightened by him at first but then he acts sweet to her sometimes and that somehow makes up for his terrible attitude towards her at any other time.


For those who aren't sure what a Cicada block is.

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magicuser360 wrote:

Meh, same things happen in yaoi manga. But apparently that's okay because two guys is hot, but a guy cornering a girl is sexism.
I'm not sure if this comment was suppose to be read with a condescending tone, but people either said it ruins the plot or the guy needs psychiatric help. You're the only person bringing up sexism.
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For those who aren't sure what a Cicada block is.


That position makes it really easy to punch him in the pee pee. Which is exactly what I would do. I hate getting cornered with a wall smack, and usually respond with a face palm. Their face, my palm.
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Posted 8/2/13
I agree with you. In anime it looks kinda hot but it looks super lame in real life
So maybe just keep it in animes
Yeah it is kind of cliché as well but personally I dont mind clichés at all tbh
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I snapped in college once, except it was one of those calm ones, where you look fine on the outside. I stalked this girl walking in the hallways, and we were eventually alone and I did this to her. She thought I was going to rape her.
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don't break them walls now
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