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[007] some things

I’ve been thinking of making another post for ages now, but I either haven’t had the time or the motivation. But, as I’ve said, this is a place for me to talk when I want to… so I have to want to. 1,478 more words

Yes It's True I'm A Nerd

Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga

This past April, the ever-amazing Leah of The Lobster Dance and I gave a panel on cross-dressing in anime and manga at Sakura-Con in Seattle. Because we had an enormous turnout and not enough time to say everything we wanted to say, we decided to expand our talk and post it online. 1,022 more words


Takarazuka: Passionate, Yet Non-Sexual

So, I have written posts about a) the Takarazuka Revue and b) passionate aces in fiction. I have been leading up to something:

If I cannot get passionate aces in my fiction, I can settle for non-sexual displays of passion – and this is where Takarazuka comes in. 624 more words


I'm a Ball of Mixed Fandom Feelings Today

Warning: This post is fueled by my PMS-fueled emotional mind.  Read at your own risk XD

So yeah I am majorly PMSing today.  I have to be.   603 more words


Prisoner of Zenda, the musical

After the photo posted on Thursday, I was looking for something interesting and Ruritania-related in the media, for my Sunday post .

Well, here goes – an excerpt from the Takarazuka staging of… 100 more words


Takarazuka for the Women

In Osaka, I met a Japanese man who is a fan of the Takarazuka Revue. I commented that the vast majority of fans are women, and a fellow American asked what the Takarazuka Revue is. 516 more words

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A hundred years of Japanese glamour - the Takarazuka Revue

It’s the Takarazuka Revue’s one hundredth anniversary this year, so I absolutely had to go back to the little town in the mountains outside Osaka where it all began and see the anniversary production of their most famous show, … 415 more words


Fran reblogged this on Sequins and Cherry Blossom and commented:

I originally wrote this post about the 100th anniversary of the Takarazuka Revue on my website, franpickering.com, but then I thought I'd share it here on Sequins and Cherry Blossom too. It comes from my recent trip to Japan when I went back to Takarazuka, which was the setting for The Cherry Blossom Murder, the first book in my Josie Clark in Japan mystery series.