We have a little rant going on in ExR chat right now.
We know that it won’t change anything by posting it, but we just want to get it off our chests so we can move on.
PLEASE STOP SAYING OUR TRANSLATIONS CONTAIN RAPE AND PEDOPHILIA when they do not.
We will WARN you when they do contain such scenes. If you read too much into the translations and make ASSUMPTIONS it ruins the entire story.
Because you know what they say, right?
If you ASSUME it makes an ASS out of U and ME.
And please, please, if you do not know Japanese, do not “read” the raws. Because then you think you know what’s going on and then some are posting “spoilers” (which most of the time aren’t even the truth) ruining it for others. This sometimes makes it so that people stop reading the translations completely.
PLEASE just keep it to yourself.
If others want the raws, they’ll find it themselves. And “read” it themselves. There’s no reason to ruin a story for others by thinking you know what’s going to happen when it’s false.
They are novels and manga, we translate them how we got them. If you have a problem with it, go learn the language yourself and read it in truth that way.
Sorry for the rant.
Adding to the rant:
I was actually really mad when I saw the first person comment about how it was pedophillia for Bentou. I mean, it’s not like he did anything to Heita, and he never jerked off to the image of Heita until he was like 14.
Heck, their first time wasn’t even until he was almost 21! If they still want to call this pedophillia, then they need to go read some major shota. And, hell, maybe we are all pedophilles, because, seriously, who hasn’t looked at a cute child and squealed in their heart because they are so adorable.
That’s all Miharu did. He never took action. Ever.
Pedopillia is defined as a sexual attraction towards prepubescent children, by 14 years of age a person is no longer a prepubescent child, but a teenager, the correct term for the attraction to people past puberty is ephebophillia.
Now, it’s not that ephebophillia is something that totally should be accepted, but I do feel it is necessary to make the distinction that a teenager is not on the same level as a kid, and many teenagers do experiment with sex as early as 14 and even before that, just mostly with each other, or by themselves, and not with adults since this turns into the pedo range.
And then there is rape. Rape is defined as unlawful sexual activity and sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will of a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent. Rape is not the same as sexual assault.