"Learn from everyone. Follow no one. Watch for patterns. Work like hell."
No, tumblr. That was not the blog I wanted….
#so this manga is pretty great
When I hear people talk about What did you eat yesterday? by everyone’s favorite Yoshinaga Fumi, the most common phrase seems to be “That manga makes me so hungry”. Yoshinaga’s ability to make her readers hungry has been well known since her classic Antique Bakery.
But I have to admit that what stays with me about What did you eat yesterday? isn’t the delicious food, but Yoshinaga’s now fine tuned ability to depict queer relationships.
Unlike the protagonist Shiro, I am not a queer man living in Japan, but his story still resonates with my experience with queer relationships.
Like how leaving a public space means with your partner means that people will talk about you behind your back. And negotiating how open you are being a major point of negotiation in your relationship.
And even referring to your interests as ‘gay stuff’.
And that’s why I’m always gonna come back to What Did You Eat Yesterday?.
"En gång kommer kanske dagens väldiga fällare-kapare-buntare, som gul och larmande vaggar fram likt tyrannosaurus över skogsskiftet, att betraktas som en pittoresk påminnelse om en idyllisk forntid."