Just a Saturday

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I usually try to post at least twice every day but sometimes we all need to take a deep breath and a break from the world. Hope you don’t mind :) We’ll be back to normal schedule tomorrow. Have a great weekend & stay fabulous <3

Wandering Son

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An effeminate boy who’d rather would have been born as a girl, a masculine girl who’d rather be a boy, and a student who comes to her first day at a new school dressed in a boy’s uniform just because. The number of anime titles dealing with gender identity in a realistic and non-comedic way are extremely few and far between. But Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son) does exactly that.

The plot of Hourou Musuko consists largely of what you might expect from a slice-of-life anime – a group of young teens attempting to carve out a niche for themselves amongst their families and peers while discovering the joys of navigating through puberty and school life.

What makes this series stand out from the countless other anime doing exactly the same thing are the characters themselves. Shuichi, a cute but unassuming male who begins to cross-dress with the encouragement of his friends is nonetheless still attracted to girls and worries about the physical changes his body will go through.

Yoshino, a tall and more emotionally charged girl prefers to dress and act like a boy but doesn’t like to draw attention to herself, and refrains from cross-dressing unless she travels outside of her home city. Then there are personalities like the outgoing and impulsive Chizuru, who occasionally dresses as a boy as a gesture of independence but seems perfectly happy just the way she is.

In short, everyone in this show is unique in his or her own way, yet also comes across as far more down to earth than many, if not the majority, of those presented in other slice-of-life titles. While Hourou Musuko does have its humorous moments, it avoids straying into primarily comedic fare as with other anime involving cross-dressing as a main plot point such as I My Me! Strawberry EggsPrincess Princess, and Ouran High School Host Club. At the same time, Hourou Musuko also miraculously steers clear of any real melodrama.

The artwork of this anime is reminiscent of watercolour; soft and almost fuzzy around the edges, which lends the series a very gentle tone despite the serious nature of its themes. You won’t find any unnatural hair colours or enormous eye size here, and in that sense it’s perhaps vaguely akin to the work we’ve seen come out from Studio Ghibli.

Hourou Musuko is not for everyone but for those after something touching and heartfelt but just a little off the beaten track, I strongly suggest giving Hourou Musuko a try. At the very least, you’ll finally be watching something that doesn’t stoop to using gender reversal as an oversexed plot device.

Hey, there’s something I’d like to share with you…

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I was assigned male at birth. I thought about this very little early in my life. I kinda always knew that I would rather be a girl if I could be but it was one of those things, you know? We all would be happy to be this or that but we still deal with what life threw at us instead.

Over the last few years, and especially recent months though I began to realise that not having body dysphoria about my gender doesn’t mean I’m not trans. Or somewhere on that spectrum at least.

I thought a lot about this for quite a while now and the more I did the more I realised how much happier and comfortable with myself I would be if I’d allow myself to not consider myself male.

I always thought being trans means you have to struggle with the body you were born in but after talking to trans friends I learnt that this is not necessarily the case. What I know is that seeing myself as not male makes me happy, comfortable and more confident than I ever was, it feels right. People using female pronouns for me feels super right.

I know most people won’t “read” me as female for obvious reasons (voice, face, body etc) but that’s ok and at least parts of that I can work towards and after a lot of consideration I decided that I’d like to do just that.

If you know me at all, you know that I’m not exactly swimming in money to say the least so if you feel like helping me out I’d forever appreciate it <3 There are some things that I will likely have to pay for myself (voice coaching, some cosmetic/medical things etc.) and some that I will probably have to pay upfront for. Bureaucratic stuff like changing my name for example. I go by Emilie now by the way ;)

click here if you want to help me out <3

 

If you donate and aren’t a juiceboys subscriber yet, I’ll get you an account of course as a little thank you. Thank you so much everyone!

Emilie

Shoma Uno’s Free Skate at the 2018 Japanese Nationals

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An injured Shoma Uno captured his third straight title in decisive fashion at the Japan championships earlier this week.

The Olympic and world silver medalist, who has won all three of his senior Japan crowns in the absence of Yuzuru Hanyu, started slowly in his free skate to “Moonlight Sonata” but picked up the pace as his program progressed to triumph by nearly 50 points over Daisuke Takahashi.

Video Playback Problems

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Hey, just wanted to let you know real quick that I‘m aware that some videos here and on juiceboys don‘t play in Safari.

While I can’t say I‘m shocked (Safari always was the worst browser imaginable :P) I‘m currently looking into other plugins to embed videos so they will work for everyone.

In the meantime, if you’re on a Mac you can use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to watch the videos. On mobile devices using iOS there’s no workaround I’m aware of since Apple doesn’t allow third-party browser engines on their devices so even Firefox and Chrome have to use the Safari engine on the iPad and iPhone.

Some Good, Some Meh!

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This is just a quick followup to this post. The RSS feed and comment editing should both be working again. The performance of the site should, while not perfect yet, be significantly better again.

It turned out that the problem was you guys ;) The new server was actually too small to handle the number of visitors. I switched to the new server last week hoping that I could save some money because the ads barely do anything anymore (most people use ad blockers so many won’t even see them, let alone click on them and actually buy porn :P) and while the number of Patreon supporters is pretty stable, the amount of pledges not going through because of declined credit cards goes up every month.

I’m not blaming anyone here of course, I know many people need every cent they earn, donating to a place like this is a luxury and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who did in the past.

I’ll try to figure it out somehow. I’m still happy about every new supporter of course (and now you even get some extra content out of it over at juiceboys!) but I’m sure we’ll find a way, we always did after all <3

juiceboys

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The new NSFW sideblog is finally up and running! I will post there at least twice a day and as promised I will post some extra eye candy for milkboys supporters on a regular basis. The design is a placeholder, I’ll get on that over the coming days but the content will start dropping from now on so I hope you’ll enjoy the twinks because I have a lot of them to share with you ;)

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Status Update

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Hey everyone, just a quick update on what’s going on and keeping me busy at the moment: I wanted to get the new NSFW blog online over the weekend but didn’t get around to it. We’re currently having some technical problems with the new server we moved milkboys to and I was busy trying to fix those, sadly without much success.

You probably noticed that the site is painfully slow sometimes and not all features are working as intended (comment editing, the RSS feed etc). I already had the host look into it, they did some optimisations but couldn’t fix the general unresponsiveness either. I’m trying to find a web dev who can take a look at the site and maybe figure out what the problem is. In worst case I’ll try to upgrade the server and see if that helps.

I’ll hopefully manage to get the new site online within the next few days anyway but please be patient with me. We’re having close to 40° here on a daily basis and I’m dealing with some other important life issues at the same time. I’m doing what I can but it’s all pretty exhausting, I’m sure many of you can relate.

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Server Move

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In preparation for the launch of the new milkboys NSFW blog I moved the site to a new server. I’m not gonna bore you with the technical details but if you know a bit how this stuff works, you’ll know that a new server comes with a new IP and that some DNS servers take a while to update until they point our domain to the new IP.

This is why some of you couldn’t access the site for a few hours yesterday. I realise now that I should have told you that beforehand ;) But for the future: If the site is offline and you want to know when it’s back, the quickest way to check is our Twitter.

I also post some random cuties and interesting queer news over there. Plus you won’t miss any blog posts! Another way to find out what’s up would be the milkboys community. That has comes with the upside that you can hang out with other milkies if you have some time to kill ;)

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Hang out with us!

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Did you know that we have a community on Discord? Come hang out, if you’ve got nothing else to do. It can run in your browser so no downloads needed.

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