※ただしイケメンに限る[tadashi ikemen ni kagiru]

December 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm (doujin(同人), otaku word, slang)

   The first thing I have to say is that this is not actually an otaku terminology, but even general people use this in common. Since I am a man, I don’t quite understand how women actually feel about this. I know this is not important anymore when it comes to marriage for women, but there are three crucial items for a partner called 3K, which means 高収入[kousyunyu], 高学歴[kougakureki], 高身長[koushinchou]. It boils down that income, education, and height should be good. I know the higher the better, but I don’t think women really care about these things although income should be important. After all, the thing is that you can be reassured to have a happy life ever after, I believe so. だと思うんだけどなぁ^^

 But this might work unless it is about marriage. While young girls can have fun with guys, the important thing could be this. Yes, whether he is handsome or not. ただしイケメンに限る[tadashi ikemen ni kagiru] means But he has to be handsome(イケメン[ikemen] means handsome or a handsome man). This is something women use as a note behind their wish toward an ideal man.  Whatever he does, he has to be handsome. Or else, it is really ironic that such ikemen deserves to be happy. But the truth is no. There are a lot of men who has a girlfriend or a wife though they are not ikemen.

 スーツが似合ってメガネが似合う男の人がいい!(※ただしイケメンに限る)/ I want a man who goes well with a suit and glasses! [※But it should be ikemen]

 In other words, he can do whatever so long as he is handsome, and whatever he wears is fine so long as he is handsome. Umm, anyway, I shall write down comparative forms depending upon his looking.

超イケメン[chou-ikemen]>イケメン[ikemen]>フツメン[futsumen]>ブサメン[busamen]>キモメン[kimomen]

 超イケメン is superative, フツメン is average, and キモメン is worst. ブサ of ブサメン means 不細工[busaiku, ugly], and キモメン is horrible.

 Meanwhile, ただしイケメンに限る(you can abbreviate as ただイケ[tadaike]) sure works among female otakus. Particulary, it is really necessary to meet fujoshis’ dellusion. Let’s see an example below.

So long as his lover is handsome, he can cheat on me.
So long as his lover is handsome, he can cheat on me.

 This is from the certain show in which several fujoshis are talking about love for their own. One of the girls mentions a unique type of love.

What if my boyfriend fell in love with someone else...
What if my boyfriend fell in love with someone else…
He would be able to cheat on me if his lover is a handsome man!
He would be able to cheat on me if his lover is a handsome man!
Yes! We agree with you!
Yes! We agree with you!

  That pretty made me laugh. Whoever they pick up for their dellusion, it should be handsome(bishounen). Especially in real life, it must be. Like those beautiful boys from Johnney’s Entertainment.

What if he was ugly?
What if he was ugly?
DEFINITELY NOT!
DEFINITELY NOT!

 To meet fujoshis’ dellusion in 3D is really difficult. Because they accept none other than bishounen. Otherwise…I am too scared to imagine.

 Come to think of it, I saw a tragic outcome here.  I don’t really know what to say.

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