Crandall24: To be… or not to be aroused..

wat’s wildin y’all! its been a hot minute since i’ve wrote here – soz bout that! Been thinking bout a few thangs, and i was surfing da My Anime List website forums, and saw something real interesting… here is the direct link to that thread:

Titled: Can you read ecchi/hentai without getting “urges”?

basically, da OP was wonderin if guys dont crack on getting “excited” when reading ecchi/hentai. for those who don’t know, ecchi is softcore porn and naughty-style of art… in comparison to hentai which is straight up hardcore porn. obviously, that is the simplified version, but i’ll keep it at that for the sake of time.

while i was crackin on the discussion, there were interesting comments that i vibe with:

“What’s hot is not the nudity itself but the sexual context it’s shown in.” -NthDegree

this in response to the idea that guys get aroused by looking at nude bodies. as NthDegree mentions, what truly matters is the sexual context that nudity is shown in. i definitely agree with that – like one can look at a nude painting of a guy crying, in contrast to a nude painting of a guy in a very sexual position. Out of those two paintings, which one would arouse u the most?

of course, that is all subjective. and there are reasons as to why ppl read ecchi/hentai in the first place.

Horkus states:

“It depends, but I don’t necessarily read ecchi manga because of the ecchi content, most of the time that’s an accessory to the main draw of the series… So a lot of the time I don’t really react to ecchi content because that’s not what I’m focusing on when I’m reading. I don’t mind that it’s there, but it doesn’t grab my attention either. “

well said! for Horkus, ecchi is not the main reason why they read ecchi manga – let alone their main concern. for some, ecchi content is simply just… there.

Horkus continues:

“H-manga is different for me, because I’m reading it for the h content, so of course I’m going to react. If it didn’t do anything for me I wouldn’t be reading it. No point in reading porn if you don’t get into it, I’m certainly not into it for the story.”

so yeah, when reading hentai, horkus is in it to get aroused – and not for the story. and that’s totally fine! imo, if i were to read hentai, i would probably do the same, lol.

in my opinion… when one does read ecchi or hentai, the “urge” highly depends on them situation and how the body is portrayed. a lot has to do with the situation too. like mutual love and sex, versus rape — i would definitely drive an urge towards mutual love. however, some people have their own kinks and may get off to rape content — as previously mentioned, it is highly subjective. and some people might even have the urge when simply seeing the naked body.

but what about you, what gives you the “urge”? till next time y’all, PEACE!




Crandall23: Groovin through life…!

Wat’s crackin ya’ll? Been a hot minute since we’ve wilded! Hope ya’ll cats and dogs been doin well yo! A lot in life got me thinkin of why we continue and live through it… and at that same time, I was listenin to some George P. Funk (George Clinton) and he always had this groove where u just gotta find that funk! All aboard them Mothaship yo ~~ it’s a funkin time!

Now why I got this epiphany is cuz it dawned on me: we just gotta find that groove in our lives in order to continue livin and movin on! Find that Mothaship and hop on on it! Find that sweet chariot (here that song be live) and ride it! So far, been wildin on my job, every day and working wit them animals is all good, like I be grateful and all u feel me?

But like in my heart, there be a large empty space that I want it to be filled up with… and I’m still trying to figure that out… like what I want to do for the rest of my life. Something I enjoy and love to crack on, something where I don’t even hesitate on doing, something I crave… yet I gotta discover that.

So my message to ya’ll: Discova yo grove!

Peace, love, unity… and get crackin!


Crandall22: Second Scanlation Group

What’s wildin ya’ll!?!? Been crackin on life – same cycle, but I try to spice thangs up!

First off, gonna give a shoutout to Friendship Scans! Always and forever I’ll crack with them, they have always been kind and generous – much respect and love!

Now, I had them itch for a series to release new scanlated chapters! That series be Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo suru! So I went and contacted da scanlation group Moe Panda Scans, and they welcomed me with them warm arms! September 27th, I was assigned ma first chapter from them!! And guess what it was… chapter 12 of Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo suru! A dream come true ma friends!

Thank you Panda, Kale, Akatsuki, Jay, Kion, Totally-not-a-Bot Kazuma, Heike, and everyone for them warm welcome!

Otha than that, been crackin on tha usual job ~ wildin on them aquarium animals and all. Gotta scrub them fins, lordy lord!

Aight ya’ll, peace and love and till next time!


Crandall21: Sampling

Hey ho!

What’s crackin everyone? Been a h0t minute since, but gonna crack on lil thoughts…

For those who don’t know, tha term “sampling” is when a music producer finds an already made music track and takes it, flips and cracks it into a new song – almost like a remix in some ways, but creating a completely unique and new song. A pretty tight example is Run-DMC’s “Peter Piper” (1986), which sampled them instrumentals from Bob James’ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (1975), who covered Paul Simon’s “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” (1973).

But when brothas and sistas find samples, there be the term “digging“. Now digging is when you be searchin for them music tracks to use for sampling. And when you discover yoself a real dope sample, then it almost feels like holding onto treasure (cuz you spent hours “digging” for it, get it?).

Howeva, in this day and age, people been sharing what samples have been used in them songs ~ almost like givin away the treasure them music producers dug up! But now we find ourselves sharing… and EDUCATING people on what samples have been used… almost like we paying our respects and giving props to the original sampled tracks – cuz witout them, many songs that sample older tracks would not have been created (a.k.a. many Hip-Hop tracks throughout them history and time).

I see them internet has made it all easy for ya’ll to crack on old school tracks to sample. BUT, not all them music tracks are online… some might have not been uploaded and sitting, undiscovered in tha back corner of a record/music shop, collectin dust… there may be some dope samples never touched before!

I’m not sayin everythang must be sampled, but that comment is directed more towards music producers who mainly use samplin to create their content. In this sense, while many producers be takin samples online, they have been many songs that use the same sample over and over and over and over again (not to say that this has not happened in the past, before the internet… one example is how joints from Bob James have been sampled over and over again).

I, Crandall, myself aint no music producer, but if I ever were, I would love to dive into the art of samplin! At the same time, I would keep my mouth shut on what I sampled until someone finds out what track I cracked on… I mean, aint that exciting, like the mystery and complexity of a sample. If I flipped a sample super well, to the point where I create a completely new and unique tune, and where them sample is no longer easily identifiable… then wouldn’t that give so much value to those who discovers what sample I used (instead of easily giving away and sharing them sample)?

Anywho, much respect to producers who sample an original sound and flips it so uniquely into a new track.

As tha sista, Zora Neale Hurston, once said about them definition of originality in her speech Characteristics of Negro Expression, 1934:

“What we really mean by originality is the modification of ideas.”

What do ya’ll think…?


Crandall20: Clean up time ya’ll!

What’s wildin ya’ll?! Been a hot minute since we crack! Hey hey, hoho!!! Been crackin on them lil school work, but overall, got past ma senior comprehensives project! Thank you all fo them love and support — witout ya’ll, none of dis would be possible yo!

Also, I’ve found a real nice spot in da scanlation world – Friendship Scans picked me up since April 6th, givin me ma first project to clean! Huge shoutouts to da brothas and sistas at Friendship Scans: Tsukiko Tokoyami, Kouhai, ascii, M0zart, asphodels, and darkchild fo all yo guidance and support!

As fo life, life is doin well ya’ll! Just remember to neva let go of them wonderful times, but at the same time move on and change for the better as we all travel through da future… we can’t be stuck and stay wild on da past — we can rememba them, but we cannot copy them. Once da moment moves on, we gotta crack and make the most outta it ~~~ dat’s what makes it unique and a one-of-a-kind. So into da future, wherever ya’ll end up, we will go and make the most outta it!

Stay safe ya’ll!




Crandall19: Haven’t wrote since last year!

Hey Hey!

What’s wildin everyone? Sorry I haven’t wrote in such a long time, been almost a year or so! Anywho, just wanted to crack and give an update on what’s wildin!

So first off, rest in peace da YikYak! It’s been an amazing journey and just want to give them shout-outs to all them wonderful people that I have met and discussed with! (reference Crandall10 post for them exact names) Always will be in my heart, it be da first online interaction I cracked with sometime back in 2016 or so.

Also, been crackin on lil short stories, ya digg!? I created a profile on them Archive of Our Own (or known as AO3), gonna post a share of ma stories I already cracked on them Wattpad and continue writing on AO3!

Anyway, always always always have a wonderful day and hollah if you wanna have a discussion or just wanna crack!



Crandall18: It’s been a long time…

Hey hey! What’s poppin everyone? Sorry it’s been a while since I last cracked with ya’ll! I know some of ya’ll think I be half-steppin, but in reality I be doin some crazy business lately!

Been into them clan wars in them Clash Royale, crazy times it be. Also been workin them 9 to 5 job on da downlow, good stuff caterin.

But enough about me, how ya’ll be doin? I haven’t been able to keep up with ya’ll’s success, I feel blessed to be yo friends, thank you a bunch! I appreciate all yo love and support, much respect!

Anyway, just wanted to give a quick update, have a good one!!


Crandall17: Up and Away

Long time no talk ma friends! Been crackin on a lot dis semesta, and tryin ma best! Lil story I had from last Friday I like to be sharin wit ya’ll!
So da homie Staples be tellin me about a hike up dis small path up on what’s called da Enchanted Forest!

Here’s ma experience of it:

We embark on dis journey to da top. Fueled by lil crackas, dried fruit candy, and wata, up we go. Around da large formation we go, followin a path dat seems neva-endin; twistin and turnin around da very edges – we become one wit da trek. We feel every lump and bump along da mountain’s edges, giving wonder as to how it was befo da path was formed. None-da-less, we keep steppin forward, higher and higher we go.

We eventually reach them steel antennae towers, a marker for bein a third up da path. Our goal was long to be achieved. Continuin up da path we see people wildin of all sorts – from lil Willie’s on all fours, to people holdin onto two sticks. Da higher we got, da more things disappeared down unda – no longer were da streets or even da path we walked were visible, only da top of green trees spanned across da depths of da mountain pass. We begin crackin as we see da first mile sign, then da two mile sign.

Once near da top, we be crackin on a lil fork. Turn right, we go see some gears and da old estate; turn left, we walk along da old railroad track dat leads to a cement road. We ventured both paths, leadin to dem good views and visions of wonder and curiosity. What was once there was soon forgotten and eventually wore down to crumblin pieces. 

Leavin a mark in history, dem lil remnants were sure signs of age. We also left our mark too – ringin dem bell at da old estate, da sounds of jingle filled da air. In it, we made a mark in our history, and will soon visit once more. Once done, we begin walkin back down – back to da confined views of tight knit streets, thugs, burglars, and traffic. A reminda fo us dat down here in da concrete, it be hard to breath, but up there in da mountains, it be free and wild.


Till next time,


Crandall16: Hoho New Years

What’s crackin everyone? Happy new years yo!! Lil 2017, a new year to try new thangs! Da doc I’ve been workin on has been real slow… but it be gettin there! 

Been out in a few sets, reppin them small but important jobs! It be wildin out here, people back on campus, makin a ruckus and all. But it all good, it be nice to hear da energy and excitement of all! 

Da Yak’s back and alive, shoutouts to yesihaveabeard! Otha than dat, gotta get back on them grind yo!



Crandall15: Fasta than normal…!

What’s crackin yo! Long time no talk, as usual, ya feel!? Sorry I haven’t been on da grind in fo a while, got them new update on da Yak where we can be anonymous again… lil incognito!

Aside from dat, lil technology got me thinkin… I be chillin with da homie Staples and he tell me he got them new phone! I be like, oh lord, it fresh cuz his old phone was all slow and sometimes I think he half steppin by not replyin but it really be his lil phone not receivin messages quickly…

So with his new phone, he be replyin like da Flash, lookin like insta-messagin! Then dat got me to realize… we always movin fasta and fasta in this world… it all due to them technology yo! Back in da days, we send them messages by word of mouth, then came them lil delivery birds… then lil postal mail, then lil telegrams, then lil telephones, lil pagers, then them lil computa release them IM (lil insta messagin), finally goin on to them cellphones and video chat programs.

Through them evolution, things have gotten fasta and fasta, almost to da point where we try to be all fasta than things normally are… Fo instance, we wanna lose them weight, so we resort to them “quick methods” or “fad diets” fo them easier and quicka solution. Howeva, we don’t realize dat this is kinda like a cheat when you be compared to da normal way of doin it: consistent workouts and eatin healthy for a long period of time. This isn’t technology-related, but I wanted to give an example of how them daily life thangs are gettin quicka and quicka.

Back to technology, anotha example is when we used to play them online video games and had to wait a good minute for da otha person to connect to da lobby. Now, we got people be joinin da “lobby” all quick like them Speedy Gonzalez.

This made me think: Are we goin too fast fo ourselves? Sometimes it feel like a lil dream… them hours have became minutes, and now them minutes have become mere seconds… This speed we goin through shape everythang we see, like in them movies: now we got all them cuts, jumpin from scene to scene, no still-shots anymo. It be wildin, even commercials have become da same way, it be all shorter and shorter, more information jampack in 30 seconds or so.

Anyway, I speak a lot on examples and such, ya feel? But da fact dat I can see all them examples speaks to me dat it be wildin out there with speed, goin fasta and fasta as we speak. So what will happen once we reach them “top speed“?

Somethang to think about… will we then create a whole new world (shout-outs to them Alladin song)  where things are done much mo fasta than it is now done in “real life”? Time might even be rewritten in da new world where a year becomes a month, or a month becomes a day, or hours becomes minutes… minutes to seconds… and seconds become…….? It all a theory, but what if them human life comes to dat point…? We be wildin a lot on them speed and we only wanna go fasta. But sometimes, it be okay to take them steps back and realize da situation… must be conscious… and move with it along the right speed.

Let me know what ya’ll think, sorry dat it be difficult fo me to come to ma point! I be tryin to work on them vocab and word composition fo ya’ll to be quicka (there it is again, them ability to write a point out quickly).

If ya’ll made it this far, have a good lil Christmas and New Years, and also happy belated Thanksgivin ya’ll!