Submit them to askirlnaegi instead. He loves that sorta thing.
You’ve got that ri-… wrong!
You can’t sore wa chigau yo your way out of this one.
- On Chihiro- original text and manga: x
- On bullying (ijime): x
- Trial ending: x,x (and anime: x)
- School Mode ending: x,x
- On ‘canon’ Trans Chihiro: x,x
- On Hato Kenjirou, for comparison: x
- Cotton Candy Love (& mini-meta on ‘boku’ usage re. Chihiro): x,x
All right, listen up. Convoluted though this debate is, if we don’t reach some sort of consensus, then it’s going to be borderline impossible to properly discuss anything in Chihiro/Mondo’s arcs constructively without running into these problems all the god damn time. This is especially bothersome when people decide to try and argue against the legitimacy of the canon, demoting it as a ‘cheap trope’ and using other series’ commentary as meta, when this series in itself is pretty fucking trope-demolishing meta-heavy (sdr2 spoilers). And to deny that fact, we’re losing all the real context, all the nuances that we could possibly learn about, and that’s not how it should be. At all.
Since neither male nor trans(female) Chihiro are going away any time soon, let’s just agree on both, shall we? The wriggle room is very much there, and failing anything else, Bigender Chihiro will just have to descend from the heavens and shut everyones’ cake holes up with a best-of-both-worlds nonbinary headcanon, in which the conflict is with both but the identity is with both also.
And if there’s anyone left still seriously saying that ‘their experience matches Chihiro’s, therefore they’re right’, I only have this to say to you:
In short- compromise, don’t skew things around, only call out the bullshit/things that get transphobic, don’t simplify shit for the love of GOD, and play nice.
And with that, Keep Calm and Headcanon On.
then u get more soft ibuki (gomen i got rly lazy (*´_ゝ｀) )