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By Richard Dyer

Only Entertainment explores leisure as entertainment, asking how and even if an emphasis at the primacy of delight units it except different kinds of art.L Richard Dyer specializes in the genres such a lot linked to leisure, from musicals to motion videos, disco to porn. He examines the character of leisure in video clips similar to The Sound of Music and Speed, and argues that leisure is a part of a 'common sense' that is constantly traditionally and culturally constructed.L This re-creation of Only Entertainment incorporates a revised creation and 5 new chapters on subject matters from serial killer videos to Elizabeth Taylor. within the ultimate bankruptcy Dyer asks even if leisure as we all know it really is at the wane.

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She arrives at her aunt’s house and faints with a fever; when she recovers it is to be notified of Simone’s death, from what amounts to a suicide. “Shiroi heya no futari” set off a fascinating phenomenon: over the next few years in the early 1970s, the writers who were to become the leading figures in shōjo manga published works that followed the same pattern. While not portraying lesbians as their subject, these works clearly deal with lesbian relationships (though, because they were published in shōjo manga magazines, they do not involve any actual sex).

Honda’s “Fluttering” chapter has been translated by Aoyama and Barbara Hartley as “The Genealogy of Hirahira: Liminality and the Girl,” in Girl Reading Girl in Japan, ed. Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (New York: Routledge, 2010), 19–37. 6. Kotani Mari, “Sutā Reddo no watashitachi” (We who are Star Red), in Sutā Reddo, by Hagio Moto (Tokyo: Shōgakukan Bunko, 1995), 530. 7. Kotani Mari, “Ota kuiin wa, ota kuia no yume o mita wa” (The queer dream of an ota-​queen), in Mōjō genron F-​kai (Net discourse version F), ed.

But Hagio explicitly positions his use of hyper-​powers as the result of having telepathically witnessed Erg remove his horn and cry, “Sei! ” (498–99). In other words, it is only because Yodaka is so moved by Erg’s affirmation of material origins, and the new love it enables, that he is prompted to suggest the pregnancy that will allow Sei, via Junior Sei, to make her way back to Erg. How, when, and even whether this reunion will happen is left uncertain at the end of Hagio’s text. Likewise, we do not know whether our beloved Red Planet characters will continue to evade their persecutors.

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