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Post #689241
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6:04 am, Mar 13 2017
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Sooo, considering the gist of the discussion on this thread, I'd like to say that clearly, people find the need for tags like "Rape isn't considered as a bad thing", but a few people have very adequately put their points across regarding the need for a more appropriate tag

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lol man I can't believe people are whining over a tag on your fictional comic books.

You're damn right I will.

At the ultimate crux, the tag is subjective in nature. It's like allowing a tag called "stupid plot".

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What "Rape isn't considered a bad thing" describes is exactly that! That the story considers rape to be absolutely fine, except, that statement itself is a fallacy, since that is not upto the author/story to decide for the reader! In a particular setting, Rape may be used in various ways, but intrinsically- rape is sex without consent. The value judgement regarding it -whether the rape in a story "is bad or not" is upto the reader to decide. The Category cannot describe something that doesn't exist in the first place!

Say child marriages are common in a manga story. The setting of the manga may "normalize" it, but it's upto the reader to form a judgement about the concept of "child marriage". Thus a tag like "Child marriage is considered good/Child marriage is not considered bad" is a SILLY tag, which suggests lack of application of the mind.

And on this thread itself:

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In a lot of shoujo and yaoi - relationships start with rape... and it's kinda glossed over.
I think in those instances, it might apply. But it should probably have a better name.

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What we need though are either new or definable -textbook definitions are the goal here- (porn) tags and not the 40th variation of rape.
Rape isn't Considered as a Bad Thing fails both criteria with flying colors.
Tags also only continue to pop up because everyone can invent as my many as they like and admins have slowed down the frequency of deletion of such.

Hence, I suggest we change the name of the category to "Rape is Trivialized" / "Normalization of Rape" where value judgements regarding such a scenario are left upto the reader to decide.

Post #689262

4:54 pm, Mar 13 2017
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So, I happened to chance upon this tag while going through my own reading list today. The tag is "Character was drug" and after searching for the tag, i discovered that it's tagged for 3 different manga. All I can say about the tag is that it is unclear in what it is exactly, Character was Drug Addict? Character was Drug what?. As I didn't read the other 2 manga that got tagged with this, I can't be sure what exactly this the person who tagged these were thinking, but I just felt that this tags doesn't make sense. So, unless someone knows if these manga should be tagged under "Drug Abuse/Addiction", then please add them in and remove this tag. Thank you.

Edit:Not sure why the link isn't working x.x
P.S. Apparently, the link removes the : after the http for some reason, adding it back in makes it work :l

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Seinen is RIGHT

11:06 am, Mar 14 2017
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Let´s put this mess to bed: Trivialization of Rape or Stigma Free Rape are what i got.

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1:03 pm, May 9 2017
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I'm thinking of introducing some new tags that I think would really help people find the kind of series they're looking for. So what do you all think?

Mostly Male Cast: As it says, in these manga, male characters are in the majority and will usually be the appeal for the target audience. There may be some rare female character with focus but besides that, they'll just fill supporting roles. This is usually the case for reverse harems, shounen-ai and old school battle shounen.

Mostly Female Cast: The opposite of the above and are usually the case for harems or series that focus on moe appeal.

Gender Balanced Cast: Series that do well to divide the characters between each gender, usually to focus on variety.

Post #691243 - Reply to (#691236) by Psyko_Freac
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Seinen is RIGHT

5:51 pm, May 9 2017
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Male Only and Female Only Cast would make more sense, as these are rare and 100% definable. The rest aren´t. Good luck defining especially the last one.

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12:00 am, Sep 27 2017
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Sexually Active Protagonist :tags stories were the main protagonist of the story has sex at some point during the period covered by the story. Sex before or after does not count. The sex does not need to be "on screen". It just needs to have happened.

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is a good example where, at a logical point in the main relationship, things became sexual without anything graphic. Not that there is anything wrong with graphic. I leave it to the reader to decide if the Bill and Lewinsky story or Shinju no Nectar deserves this tag.

Feel free to tag every hentai and smut story out there, but the tag is most helpful for other genres. Stories where the focus isn't sex, but the main character does have sex.

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