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Some essays just don't fit anywhere else. They're all here, where you'll find such esoteric stuff as analysis of the fandom itself, or long-winded abuses of the series to present and teach body language. As I've said on other pages, Utena is a fantastic starting point for delving into other things, and you find more depth in the story by doing so. It's the gift that keeps on giving, if you consider constantly thinking about something a gift. Might not.

Fight/Flight, Rest/Relaxation
written by: Giovanna
This essay's name refers to the nervous system responses to stress and calm. Here I use the series to illustrate some fascinating aspects of body language that are consistent enough across cultures to be identifiable, and plain enough in the depiction of Saionji and Wakaba's cohabitation that we can discuss the interactions they have in relation to it.
Things That Can Be Said Without Words
written by: Maarika
Homework strikes again in this examination of the non-verbal communication in Revolutionary Girl Utena. After all, a series as visually driven as this one gives you plenty to draw from above and beyond the dialogue.
Sex, Torment, and Body Language
written by: Giovanna
There's a particularly memorable scene in episode 33 ("The Prince who Runs in the Night"), which here I both analyze, and use to discuss in a broader sense, body language. This is the unnatural evolution of a much older essays disputing the claim that Akio rapes Utena. This one's a bit larger in scope, again using the series to demonstrate actually body language behaviors. I'm never sure how much of it was dilberate, but man it's fun to dissect. Note: If not evident by the subject matter, it bears noting that this essay discusses sex and consent at some length.
En Garde!: Fencing at Ohtori Academy
written by: Leaf
An examination of the art of fencing at Ohtori Academy, the characters that fence, and what can be drawn from their ways of doing so—straight from a real life fencer!
Giovanna and Yasha Lasciviously Present: Spankins!
[NONCONSENSUAL VIOLENCE, SEX, AND ALL THAT JAZZ]
written by: Giovanna & Yasha
Spankins! is the very, very lengthy side-effect of two people with their minds in the gutter spending way too much time yapping on ICQ. It's exactly what it sounds like: scenarios involving spanking, and analysis of them. Obviously, if you object to violence, sex, or lots of reading, this isn't for you. For the rest of you: Enjoy! (Best enjoyed by just reading the naughty bits, I admit.)
Note: Yep, I mentioned ICQ. That's how old essay is.Trigger: Sex and Dubious Consent and Other Things
Touga and the Fangirls that Adore Him
written by: Yasha
Come on people, you know Gio would never write this. Li'l ole Yasha decided it was time to examine the peculiarities of Touga worshipers— fangirl analysis ahead!
Akio and the Fangirls that Hate Him
written by: Giovanna
This essay may just be as old as its subject. In it, Akio is used as the point of reference for an exploration of why it seems at times like some fans, when faced with a villain who is both particularly nasty, and not particularly repentent about it, seem to protest too much.

Essays
Personality + Relationship + Narrative + Miscellany + Music

Context
Introduction + Characters + Reference + Submission

Go Home
Analysis of Utena + Empty Movement

Akio is no rapist, he is just an opportunist that makes his home a school full of emotionally compromised teenagers. This frame is actually pulled from the Metropolitan Museum of Art archives.
I considered making this a time gif that would occasionally flash Dios as having a ponytail. Then I got lazy.
I know this layout is sort of a spoiler, but so was the closing of the first season, so suck it.
This is far and away the most complex layout I have coded, and I know it does not look like it.
So are they waltzing or foxtrotting or what?
Because according to Ikuhara, if it were Akio, they would be doing the lambada.
These swords ended up looking like the crosses in Evangelion. I left it on purpose because hellz yeah.
I wanted this layout to look like a fairy tale. It ended up looking like a French textile exhibit. Oops.
Polly want some C4? Sorry, coding and Colbert do not mix.
It is March. It is snowing. It is Canada.
You know what is an awesome idea? Coding on your rag. That is smart.