囚人萌え [syujin-moe]

November 1, 2009 at 5:32 am (BL, otaku word)

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Andy and Red from Shawshank Redemption

 It is too late of me that I finally noticed it. If there is a setting where only men are, it must be just one thing most BL fangirls (fujoshi) would expect. But what kind of setting would be? A boarding school for boys (男子寮) such as Gakuen Heaven or Here is Greenwood? Yes that’s right. But one more. The answer is a jail. There’s no freedom, no human rights, so prisoners are supposed to live under the strict rule. No way out.

 But why are they behind the bars? Each prisoner has a story; an insane man who killed a lot of people, a pathetic man who embezzled for the sake of his children, a man who wrongly mischarged because of ショタg冤罪[enzai]…See? You can imagine there are so many episodes in a jail. Suppose you are in a jail, what would you do? Try to make friends with someone who has a similar circumstance to you? Or avoid the other inmates, try to be alone? Try to get out of there? See how easy we can make a plot, right?

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Shotacon game, Enzai. This is officially released in U.S.

 Anyway, I have seen some stories which take place in a jail such as Prison Break[プリズンブレイク] or Shawshank Redemption[ショーシャンクの空に], and I noticed one rule: there is at least one gay. 何でだろうね(笑)Is this because there is no women, or there is no way to clear a sexual frustration? If a man put himself in such a setting for a long time, he would be so desperate that he doesn’t even care about that it’s not a woman he is going to eat up, wouldn’t he? Come to think of it, in the movie Brokeback Montain I have seen something like this; since the two live at a mountain for a long time with no girls, they get kinky and feel like having a sex even though they know they are men. えーそうなの?そうなっちゃうモンなの、ねえ?

lucky dog

Do you like syujin fuku?

 At any rate, such has become popular among fangirls. Now we can find a lot of jail thing as I have said. And when it comes to BL, there are a lot of. We say 囚人[syujin] to mean a prisoner, and 囚人萌え[syujin-moe] is to love such a jail thing. It doesn’t seem to be so important, but the worn-out uniform[囚人服, syujin fuku] inmates wear are the object fangirls love. The most recent syujin thing is Lucky Dog[ラッキードッグ], and this is a really really popular BL game. I haven’t played this game, so there is not much to say about it. Has anybody played? Basically, things which handle syujin are so dark, serious, painful…and sad. And the friendship and the bond they swear are very beautiful. I like sad stories so I must say I have a 囚人萌え. I am not interested in shotacon at all, but I feel like playing 冤罪 a bit because I heard this is a really painful(not only that way) and sad story. By the way, if you happen to be American, however, please tell me: Is this really okay that such a shotacon game has officailly come out there? I mean, aren’t there people who strictly and ridiculously advocate the shotacon game motivates the pedophilias? 

 Wait, I was wondering. Speaking of a setting only men are, what about military service? In Japan, there is no obligation to engage in, but in South Korea or Singapore there is. Could it be…? 刑務所でのBLは聞いたことはあっても、軍隊の中ってのは聞いたことありません(苦笑)

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