From Osaka with Love (and Crepes) Part 2

More highlights from my recent trip to Osaka! If you missed it, Part 1 is here ^__^

The good news: you don’t have to be embarrassed about buying secondhand p*rn anymore!


That’s right, thanks to this privacy curtain in Dotonburi’s Book Off, you can now browse the titty mags to your heart’s content without having to deal with the side-eye of all the store’s patrons (who are happy to buy their sexually explicit material from practically every other shelf in the store). Continue reading


Tokyo BL Diary: Month 1


Well, I lasted a week. I’d actually found my local Book Off — the chain of secondhand media outlets with impressive(ly cheap) manga sections — on my second day here, but held out until the weekend. I’ll pretend it was because I am a virtuous and patient person, but it was really because every time I passed by it, jetlag made me want to go home immediately and sleep for twelve billion years instead. Yes, even the sweet temptation of thumbed-through manga could not compel me.

That feeling wore off quickly. Continue reading