Haru wo Daiteita

Of course being a porn star is a respectable career



Current Zar note: I eventually branched out from just doing game screencaps to doing them for yaoi as well since a bunch of yaoi is ridiculous. As a warning, if you're unfamiliar with yaoi, it in general plays pretty fast and loose with consent! There is often a lot of "no but yes" on the uke's part and at times it's just flat-out rape. I usually mention if it's rape, but "no but yes" shows up a lot in yaoi so be warned if you are sensitive to that kind of thing! Otherwise it's just something you've got to roll with.

Most yaoi also involves sex so these are DEFINITELY NSFW and are for adults only! Haru wo Daiteita also has a character (not the main characters) whose lover is their cousin as a warning.

I did this LP (?) in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




SO anyway you may remember some time ago I did a... review? Is that what I'm looking for? Well more like a mockery of this goofy 80s anime called Level C, which was pretty ridiculous. During that brief period of time back then where I was like "well there's got to be a decent yaoi/shounen-ai thing out there SOMEwhere I haven't seen" I downloaded a lot of random stuff and noticed that they tend to fall into types.

A) HUGE SEME, girly uke, rape rape rape rape and usually rape leading to love. There was one of these that just infuriated me...what was it? Okane ga Nai, that's it. I want to tear that to shreds someday because it had ALL THE CLICHES I HATE IN ONE PACKAGE RRRRRGH but maybe later.

B) Long rambly series that get classified as yaoi/shounen-ai cause some of the side-characters may or may not have a thing for each other. That Fushigi Yuugi ripoff was a good example of this... Harukanaru Toki no Naka De I think it was called, which managed to bore me to tears so much in the span of two episodes that I never did find out what minor character may have been gay. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THESE. I WATCHED FUSHIGI YUUGI OKAY, I FULFILLED THAT REQUIREMENT.

C) Fluffy series where everyone has subtext for everyone else, but nothing really happens. These aren't that bad... Gakuen Heaven was an example that I found pretty enjoyable, even if the main characters were dull as dirt (MINOR CHARACTERS WOO). These can be a bit frustrating though, something like walking through poison ivy when your hands have been cut off. No matter how hard you want it, you'll never be satisfied. Kyou Kara Maou had this problem. JUST KISS ALREADY. GOD. IT'S BEEN LIKE FIFTY EPISODES.

D) Seme and uke have a deep and eternal love for each other that they proclaim every waking moment between rampant sex, and that's it. This gets old after a while, especially if the characters are deeply boring and have a deeply boring dynamic together. Yawn.

Essentially, what I'm looking for more than any kind of porn (believe it or not) is an interesting relationship between the two main characters. This can be hard to find, since it tends to fall into shmoopy eternal love, or rape rape rape, or just any number of absymal cliches. Level C was kind of cute in that they bantered a bit, but was still essentially an affirmation of the old seme/uke stereotype characterizations. And I'm really tired of conventional seme/uke characterizations, lemme tell you.

Haru wo Daiteita has a pretty stupid plot. I won't lie to you, it's ridiculous. And the art style is a bit wonky, and the dialogue a bit weird in places, as usual, and it dabbles a fair amount into cliches at points. But I can't help it, I have a kind of fondness for it because the main characters in it have an interesting relationship. It's not groundbreaking or anything necessarily, but when you're drowning in a sea of the same seme/uke dynamics in every single relationship, even something as minorly different as Haru wo Daite Ita stands out. Or at least it does to me.

Also fraps makes taking these about eighty times easier than what I did for Level C. :D Therefore actually doing more of these is very doable now. HMM.

Some of these might not be safe for work by the way, but weirdly enough it's not as explicit as Level C. :O Who knew.

YOU PEOPLE ARE BORING AND OBVIOUSLY NOT IMPORTANT

WHERE'S THE MAIN CHARACTER

I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER

I mentioned before with Level C that I enjoy playing Spot the Uke. Again, it's pretty easy. Big eyes, higher voice, shorter, girlish looking. This guy looks like a seme though. HE'S GOT THAT DEVIL MAY CARE LOOK

YOHR CLOTHES

GIB DEM TO ME

So apparently there's a movie out

NOTE THE ALL FEMALE AUDIENCE hahahaha

SIR CAN I SEE YOUR TICKET

SIR

A dude!

Huh. This is obviously a main character of some sort, but he does not meet the Spot the Uke requirements. HARU WO DAITEITA YOU ARE MESSING WITH ME

Audience: *_*

I actually just liked this shot, don't mind me.

Blondie is a stalker y/n?

SARAH CONNOR?

There's no dialogue at this point by the way, just these two cuts back and forth. I ended up giggling at this for a while. THEY ARE CONNECTED, I UNDERSTAND HARU WO DAITEITA. I GET IT.

y halo thar credits

Hmm. My normal uke-spotting skills are at a loss here. WHAT DO YOU THINK GUYS, WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS THE UKE?

This makes the darkhaired guy look kind of ukeish...

Although apparently he IS kneeing blondie in the crotch, so...

you guys need sweater wearing lessons

god he forgot to wear clothes to the photo shoot AGAIN

Earrings, hmmmm

COULD THIS BE THE MYTHICAL PAIRING... THAT SWITCHES?! NO!

Why isn't he wearing socks? That must feel uncomfortable.

GET OFF MY CROTCH, BOB

Hahaha why do I get the feeling this shot is not as recent as some of the others

I must admit, I like the lighting on these, although god only knows why they're hiding in a cheese grater.

That looks uncomfortable D:

RIDING CROP??

Seriously bob cut it out >(

Exact same face.

Another crucial clue - apparently blondie is an inch taller. BUT WHO KNOWS. THAT SERIES OF PICTURES DIDN'T REALLY SETTLE THINGS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER

Well played, haru wo daite ita. You have my interest.

Here's our dude. His name is Iwaki, which makes me think of cheap Onix jokes from Pokemon but I will spare you. He's an interesting guy, and if I may be a huge nerd here for a moment, kind of reminds me of DAX in how he acts and looks (if he were human) a bit. I realize this is lame.

BEEP BEEP STALKING

And our other main dude! His name is Katou, but I call him Jack, because his hair reminds me of Jack Hammer from Phoenix Wright, and as mentioned I'm a huge nerd.

Anyway, Jack is all LONG TIME NO SEE :D and drops this bit of exposition. Iwaki is not impressed.

SUDDENLY A PRESS CONFERENCE

So the movie where a guy wanders around in the rain became a series! Who would have thought.

THE WRITER'S A GUY BTW

Your gay porn novella, yes.

Anyway, I think the writer was in the movie or something, but then Jack took his part? This is all kind of vague and actually not that important, really. THE IMPORTANT THING IS that while Iwaki got the part in the movie, Jack got the part in the TV show. This is ripe for conflict, as you can guess.

I don't know if the writer was playing himself or what, who knows. THIS IS ALL REALLY VAGUE.

Anyway, the writer also mentions that before the movie, both Iwaki and Jack auditioned for the role, and he chose Iwaki.

HMM A GOOD QUESTION. Iwaki and Jack all "look do we really have to be here"

Anyway, it comes out that both Iwaki and Jack are AV actors, or porn stars basically. Apparently, the writer hired them both to make the movie feel more realistic. lol. Anyway, a reporter guy asks Jack if this means he's going to broaden his horizons and stop doing porn. Cause why would anyone keep doing porn.

Jack: I AM PROUD OF BEING A PORN STAR :D

this is a theme that will come up a few more times, you'll see. He also mentions that if he wasn't a porn star, the writer wouldn't have seen him. So I guess the writer watches a lot of porn. I can buy that.

Iwaki: *angst*

Writer: :(

Iwaki: *angst*

WHAT COULD HE BE DOING AT HOME BY HIMSELF

GETTING DRUNK YOU SAY?

YOU ARE A WINNER MADAM

also apparently that movie made him some serious cash cause that's a nice place

Iwaki honey what's troubling you tell your friend the audience

THAT DOESN'T REALLY LOOK LIKE AN AUDITION GUYS

GUYS?

no seriously this seems illegal somehow

SEX FACE.

OH GOD HIS HANDS ASGAHG

I swear to god, the writer has this video carefully stored in his house, and he watches it religiously every day.

SEX >(

Anyway, Jack at this point is all "am i making you hot lol"

HA HA, I LAUGH AT YOUR PITIFUL BLOWJOB SKILLS

Except they don't? what?

Jack is takes his blowjob criticism very seriously.

NO! NOT THAT!

Iwaki can't you like play a board game or something

surely there's something in your house to do

THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS

Jack: Also why do i have the keys to your house

What kind of weird conversation is this. COME TO MY HOUSE. NOW YOU'RE LATE. GET OUT.

Jack is on to you.

iwaki what is your problem

Will Jack actually go back?!

(Spoilers: no.)

Of course, Iwaki stops him and throws out this rather random proposition. WHOEVER WINS AT THE SEX WILL GET THE PART YES THIS MAKES PERFECT SENSE

I WANTED TO BE IN THAT GAY SEX TV SHOW

ME

ME

AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF AS AN INVESTIGATORY JOURNALIST, NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU STEP ON OR PEOPLE YOU LEAVE DEAD AND BLOODIED ALONG THE WAY, AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF

Iwaki you're kind of a bad porn star

Iwaki responds to this all I WILL ALWAYS BE A PORN STAR AND THAT'S TERRIBLE OH THE SHAME THE TERRIBLE SHAME OF IT ALL

The slap was just about as wussy at this makes it look.

Iwaki: YOU HIT ME

Jack: that's in the past man

JACK MAKES A SOLID POINT

looooommmmm

But anyway, Iwaki is all like BUT YOU'RE YOUNG AND BRILLIANT AND I'M NOT :( YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE

jack doesn't have time for this, he has people to screw

WELL FINE BE THAT WAY.

...

and the porn music kicks in.

YOU'RE NOT REALLY TALKING ABOUT REHEARSING ARE YOU

AND FINALLY, THE TRUTH COMES OUT. IT'S IWAKI WHO IS THE UKE! dun dun duuuuun.

no look you got something right there

wow that was some resistance you put up there iwaki no really you did great

WTF WHAT KIND OF WEIRD LOGIC JUMP IS THIS

Iwaki: what

Jack: this is my sexytalk by the way

YOU'RE A PITIFUL HALFWIT COWARD, BUT I LIKE THAT SO IT'S ALL OKAY! OW OW WHY ARE YOU HITTING ME?

DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAMBS sorry

clothes on, clothes off

Jack: ...You're not listening, are you.

So Iwaki does what everyone does while getting sexed up and has a flashback to when Jack called him old and sucky. He suddenly realizes that Jack was trying his best during the audition (...duh?) and

I love how this kind of dialogue never really quite makes sense. Oh anime.

BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Man those fish have seen it all.

Jack goes on to say that he's glad that Iwaki got it, because

Jack do you normally spout disjointed nonsense while having sex or is this a one-time thing

LIKE IN YOUR ABILITY TO SAY NO oh wait

Hahahahaha

Iwaki: oh #$%# i can't believe that happened again

Iwaki: :|

Be a porn star, have sex contests for roles in movies and tv shows, it's a hard life, but those are the rules.

WITH YOUR INSISTENT KISSING AND HANDS AND WEIRD VAGUE COMMENTS DURING SEX

well that was great lol bye

"Don't cry until he's gone, don't cry until he's gone"

It then flashes these three images over and over faster and faster. It's like being on a gay porn rollercoaster! wheeee!

THE VERY NEXT DAY

That's not so much a king-size bed as it is a four and half kings size bed.

And sexin happens and such.

WHAT KIND OF WEIRD THING TO SAY IS THIS WHAT how did that writer ever get famous

Moment?

Jack: :3

Iwaki: WHAT NO

Hahahahahahaha.

Iwaki: >(

Jack: :<

Hello random reporter lady how are you

Reporter: Look a simple yes or no would be fine.

Oh yeah. You're hiding it real well Jack. Definitely.

IN COLD BLUES, TO EMPHASIZE HIS COLD COLD HEART

HERE COMES THE MOST RIDICULOUS PART

I HOPE YOU'RE READY FOR THIS GUYS

I must admit, I like taking shots of Jack cause he's pretty looking sometimes.

Oh right, they're at the writer's house. HMM, WHAT COULD THE WRITER WANT?

I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING WEIRD ABOUT YOU WRITER GUY D: D: D: D:

The cousin in this seems seriously abused or something. He has such a sad expression on his face like all the time. I feel bad for him.

Guys: *weirded. out.*

ISN'T THAT ILLEGAL?

Jack: :3

Iwaki: >( >( >(

Iwaki: >(

Jack: :<

yeah. that's it.

WARNING BELLS DING DING DING

yeah. sure.

What, do most gay porn writers go out and engage in gay porn first? I think slash writers would be interested to hear that.

Cousin, frailest looking of them all, has no say in this. That's the impression I get from it anyway.

Iwaki: GDIT WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE

I HAVE TO BE PAID FIRST

FOR SOME REASON I NOW AGREE TO A GAY FOURSOME SO I CAN SHOW YOU UP FOR YOUR VAGUELY OFFENSIVE COMMENTS

also wow can jack play iwaki like a harp or what

the creepy freak

A man he doesn't like that's kind of harsh-

Oh wait he was talking about himself oh. Although that's still kind of an odd thing to say. :O

AGH

Cousin: *bursts into tears*

There's something really sad that he does go over there, and he just huddles up to Iwaki's chest all :<. I swear there's something messed up going on here aside from the cousin-screwing.

Jack, unconcerned with the writer's blowjob, instead stares creepily at Iwaki the whole time. Uh. okay.

THERE'S SOMETHING WEIRD AND CREEPY ABOUT THIS TO ME OKAY

something bad happened to that kid D:

Although I must admit, I was relieved to see how nice Iwaki was being to the poor guy.

NOT CREEPY AT ALL JACK JUST KEEP GOING

I was actually kind of surprised that Iwaki was this nice. :O

FOURSOME GUYS DID WE FORGET THAT PART?

He made some odd sound here, I forget.

NO GOD NOT THE UKEGASP OH GOD THIS IS THE END OF EVERYTHING

Hahahahahaha. MINE MINE ALL MINE

And then I think the cousin starts crying or something. D:

THIS TURNED OUT REALLY WELL, DON'T YOU THINK

DUUUUURRRR

Iwaki: STOP BEING GAY ALL OVER MY SHIRT >(

Jack: :<

Iwaki: I JUST DID GET OFF

Iwaki: you people i swear to god >(

NO. Well okay.

Iwaki: >:|

what what does that even mean

WELL THAT WAS DEFINITELY FUN HA HA LET'S DO THAT AGAIN SOMETIME

I too find myself compelled to stand in the middle of the street at sunset regularly.

HOW COULD HE HAVE FIGURED OUT THAT I LIKE IWAKI I HID IT SO WELL

Iwaki: gdit everyone i know is gay what is with this >(

Jack: :3

AND BACK TO THIS AGAIN I SEE

I missed it, but Jack says something like "I love you, Iwaki" or something along those lines.

YOU KILLED THE ARCHDUKE, YOU FIEND

And sexin ensues, but the weird thing is that it sounds kind of painful for both of them. Uh.

Jack: WELL BYE

Iwaki: wtF.

YOU ARE SO IN FOR IT >(

FOREHEAD!

I like this shot. I dunno.

Jack: :<

Jack: I LOVE YOU, IF I HAVEN'T MADE THAT CLEAR YET BY THE WAY.

Iwaki come on stay with the conversation here

THAT'S WHAT MAKES PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE!!

And that's... good?

Jack seriously what are you talking about

Iwaki: you vermin disgust me

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Iwaki: YOU'RE AN IDIOT. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU.

Iwaki: STOP IT, STOP BEING GAY >(

Jack: my feelings :<

WHAT WTF WHERE DID THIS COME FROM

Wow, whole range of uncomfortable gender issues in here, just going to ignore that.

That you... you can control yourself in front of no one? What?

And then there was huge giant pause.

Iwaki: I CAN'T LET MY HEART BE BROKEN AGAIN |<

See, this is why you can't turn your back on Jack for a minute, Iwaki, he'll start feeling himself up and who knows what else.

This is not attractive, I'm sorry.

OUCH.

Darn it we came so close to not having the uke cry. WE CAME SO CLOSE. Although I'm willing to give him a pass since he pretty much acts like the seme most of the time.

He kind of laughs while saying this, but it's one of those weak ow i'm hurting laughs, and aww.

HE HAS A POINT

Iwaki: GOD YOU'RE JUST SO STUPID ASJFIHAGYHASGYASYGUAGHG *sob*

Hahahahahahaha yeah okay

Iwaki: I even cried in front of him i thought that'd work for sure

Iwaki: because no one will ever REALLY LOVE ME FOR REAL *tear*

you have some issues, iwaki.

woah, weird blurring here.

ANYWAY

AND HE LOVES PARTIES

I KNEW IT HE LEFT ME

Iwaki really knowing Jack he's probably waiting to jump you in the bathroom or something.

Iwaki walks home and mentions that he might have drank too much. I worried this would hit the OH NOES A RAPIST HALP cliche, but thankfully Iwaki's walk home was pretty uneventful.

Jack: :D

Iwaki: what

Iwaki: what

That is the perfect expression for that, seriously. Hahahaha.

SO I MOVED INTO YOUR HOUSE WHILE YOU WEREN'T LOOKING HA HA HA HA DON'T LOOK UNDER YOUR BED BY THE WAY

Iwaki: >(

Iwaki: :|

Jack: :D

OH NO A REPORTER CAUGHT THEM

lol the end

But yeah, pretty silly as you can see. But I liked how Iwaki tended to be more mature and withdrawn and aloof than Jack, since you usually see things the other way around. And Jack was interesting with his weird neediness and Iwaki all STOP IT >( and haha. You can probably find it at this place in a thread somewhere if you sign up for an account. It's a doofy little thing, but you could do worse. :B

THERE'S ANOTHER PART, ACTUALLY. MAYBE I'LL DO THAT ONE??

And for the heck of it, the notes I took while watching it for caps.

jack watches iwaki's movie
all lol long time no see
iwaki is all >(

writer is all welcome to this thing for this show
the movie came out last year and it was super popular
writer is named sawa or something? katoujack took his part or something

apparently before the movie he let them audition (...for the movie, i would assume)

apparently he's hiring porn stars to make it feel more real (lol)
writer's all that's not all lol

someone asks jack if taking this job means he wants to stop being a porn star (well one would think) or just trying to broaden his horizons (because why would he do anything but porn of course)

jack: being a porn star is great it's because of that the writer saw me at all (i suppose the writer watches a lot of porn then, i guess that follows)

iwaki: *angst*
writer: :(
iwaki: *angst*

iwaki lives apparently in a huge apartment in a skyscraper somewhere and is getting super drunk. apparently he's rich.

iwaki: flashback

flashback to what is clearly a bedroom and them having sex

jack: so hot yet
iwaki: no you suck
(what kind of weird audition is this this seems somewhat illegal somehow)
jack: no u
iwaki: *tear*

iwaki: but i won in the end haha in your face
jack: why did you call me here and also why do i have the key to your apartment
iwaki: whatever
jack: you're drunk
iwaki: you're high
jack: wut
iwaki: THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME!?
jack: screw this you're drunk
iwaki: wait let's have a contest where we have sex and whoever wins gets the part
jack: this sounds completely normal i agree.
iwaki: I won the audition why did you get the part
jack: be proud of being a whore
iwaki: no i'll always have been a porn star and that's terrible
jack: slap. nothin wrong with bein a porn star whatchu talkin about if you don't use that you're dumb
iwaki: but you're so young and smart and i'm not you don't understand me :(
jack: how do you survive
iwaki: shut up :(
jack: you're just nervous
iwaki: shut up >:.(
pause
jack: so let's have sex?
*PORN MUSIC*

makin out ensues
iwaki: blush but angry looking somehow
jack: that's weird you're usually more stoic. also you've never been with a woman have you <-- WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?!

sexin
jack: want to be more passionate cause i like you
iwaki: balsrjaygy flashback
jack: blah blah you're old and you suck
iwaki: I REALIZED HE WAS TRYING HIS BEST THEN (uh...duh?) and somehow that makes him cute (what??)

jack: losing to you was annoying but i was also happy cause if it was me i would have been confused (what are you talking about jack)

whatever sexins and such

NEW DAY FILMING

jack: i wuv you moviestar name
iwaki: uh huh
jack: *INSANE MOVIE DIALOGUE*
iwaki: yeah
jack: *feels up*
iwaki: STOP IT WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU >(
jack: :<

reporter: so i heard you and iwaki are doin it
jack: maybe :3 but cause we're guys it probably is impossible *tear*

TOTALLY INSANE PART OF THE THING COMING UP

writer: hey guys
guys: sup
writer: i'm doing my cousin here
cousin: :<
guys: uh
writer: :3 so are you two lovers
jack: maybe :3
iwaki: NO. GDIT. >(
jack: :< oh right sorry

writer: that's good cause otherwise i wouldn't ask this. i'm writing a new book... (WARNING BELLS SOUND DING DING DING) it's about a gay orgy. and it so happens there are four guys here. eh? eh? :3
iwaki: NO.
jack: come on iwaki what's your deal
iwaki: NO. I'M NOT A WHORE.
jack: you're such a wuss man i can totally beat you at having sex
iwaki: I FOR SOME REASON ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE hey cousin
cousin: :< (god he has the saddest look on his face, i feel bad for him)
iwaki: come here
cousin: kay :< *snuggles* (i swear this kid has like, abuse victim written all over him D:)
iwaki: *touch*
cousin: nooo :< :< :<
iwaki: it's okay i'll just use my hands
cousin: iwaki :<
MEANWHILE, THE WRITER IS BLOWING JACK IF YOU'RE CURIOUS
jack: *STARES CREEPILY AT IWAKI*
writer: ?
iwaki: kind of weird huh if you love that writer guy i swear i will be supernice okay
cousin: okay :< *uke gasp*
EVERYONE FLIPS OUT OMG and grabs their respective partner. aww.
writer: I'M SORRY
cousin: *crying?*
iwaki: well that makes sense, if he cared it'd make him angry.
jack: YEAH IT MADE ME ANGRY. HINT HINT.
iwaki: why are you hugging me. >(
jack: cause you were so nice to him. you're not nice to me. :<
iwaki: you're an idiot. we're actors.
jack: it's not that simple! :3
iwaki: yes it is. stop it.
jack: come on, act with me
iwaki: no. well okay. i guess i was kind of angry too.

writer: iwaki is pretty (except he isn't really?)
jack: i agree :D
*shot of iwaki where he seriously looks like all "gdit everyone i know is dumb what is wrong with these people >("

BACK TO SHOOTING

jack: iwaki~ :D
iwaki: GDIT STOP IT
jack: *sex*
director: CUT
jack: kbye
iwaki: what

blach blah big scene

iwaki: where is jack this is the wrap party what he loves parties I KNEW HE WOULD LEAVE ME

and then since i capped the rest I didn't write anymore. :B

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