I spent Christmas with S in Sweden. Three cities, three nights. Lots of family, some friends, and some new acquaintances. We came back late Friday night. On Saturday we had Vietbowl dinner with fimmakers/anthopologists L&B.
Today I finished Patrick W. Galbraith’s “otaku” book, which was all I could have hoped for and more – extremely well researched and with some very important pointers for my own research. Kudos also for the striking cover design (and overall typography) by Matthew Tauch.
Speaking of my own research, I’m thrilled to be back at the computer and the dōjinshi, although it’s hardly coming along at all yet, and the reason for that is that I spend a lot of time drawing and – thereby – getting to know my character – my own shota. Which is a new experience for me and a way to connect to my research participants through the act of sharing imaginations (key words in Galbraith).
- Galbraith, Patrick W. 2019. Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan. Durham: Duke University Press.
- 3: “Moe: An Affective Response to Fictional Characters”, pp. 76–126.
- 4: “Akihabara: ‘Otaku’ and Contested Imaginaries in Japan”, pp. 127–83.
- 5: “Maid Cafés: Relations with Fictional and Real Others in Spaces Between”, pp. 184–226.
- Conclusion: “Eshi 100: The Politics of Japanese, ‘Otaku’, Popular Culture in Akihabara and Beyond”, pp. 227–60.
- Resumé: Efter 22 år på public service ska han lära sig skriva (Johar Bendjelloul, January 2018)
- 1988: Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru. E13 – fan service!
- 1989: Madou King Granzort. E13.
- 1995: Neon Genesis Evangelion. E11–13.
- Densha Otoko (Japan, 2005, 101 min)