In this episode the guys return to Japan, discussing their exposure to anime, its writing trends compared to American fiction, and what they take away from both anime and Japanese video games.
For the first time ever, Questions: We Don’t Have Answers is recorded live in front of an (unwitting) audience! The topic: Hentai and Japanese Sexuality. Donovan and Harry unite to discuss the shared DNA between Anime and Hentai, their effects on the male psyche and their views on women, the normalized pattern of sexual abuse in hentai, comparing and contrasting with American portrayals of women in media, the Nerd identity and the Chronicles of Gor. … More HENTAI: OK but why tho?
This week Harry and Don investigate an off-shoot version of their “Morality in Sexuality” question, pondering how people come to be attracted to certain qualities, how that holds value over other qualities, and of course, some dark stuff. … More Is There Morality in Attraction?
In this episode Harry and Don tackle the unspeakable subject of fandom. Like patients stricken with an illness, they discuss their own imaginary loves before turning an eye to the far reaches of the fan’s psyche, discussing legitimate love for the fictional, television and comics, how fandom can become obsession, reality and real life love. … More Is it okay to fall in love with Fictional Characters?
Race. It’s back, continuing to haunt our non-white hosts. But Don and Harry came prepared, and are equipped with flamethrowers on this one. Subjects discussed include the Spider-Man films, the Spider-Man comics, Films, actors, writers and creators, video games, Japan, Star Wars and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. The episode concludes with a lovely first email! … More Are Fictional Characters Ever Meant to be a Certain Race or Gender?
Talk of Eskimos, World War II and Japan are included … More When is Ethnocentrism Okay?
Topics discussed include domination fantasies and what powers them, rape fantasies, racial sexual preference … More Is There a Morality to Sexual Fantasies?