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    Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I never understood yaoi. I am definitely not a fan of it. I am also not against it since it is about fictional characters, but I have questions for yaoi fans.

    1. Why do you like it?

    2. What is your favorite yaoi(just out of curiosity)?

    3. Is this like a homosexual thing or do some straight people like it also?

    This thread was not made to offend anyone. I am only curious. Thanks for legitimate answers.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    If it do have have yaoi fans here on the base I dont think they easily come out the closet and say they are.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Quote Originally Posted by jp71395 View Post
    If it do have have yaoi fans here on the base I dont think they easily come out the closet and say they are.
    Are you kidding? I see people proclaiming it all the time on fanfiction and deviantart. It's not really "coming out of the closet," especially over the internet where it's anonymous.

    By the way, if you don't get any answers here, look for the yaoi fans on those sites. They're all over the place and probably wouldn't be shy to answering these questions. :shrug:
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Quote Originally Posted by jp71395 View Post
    If it do have have yaoi fans here on the base I dont think they easily come out the closet and say they are.
    What? the internet is anonymous, why would they stay hidden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldude View Post
    Are you kidding? I see people proclaiming it all the time on fanfiction and deviantart. It's not really "coming out of the closet," especially over the internet where it's anonymous.

    By the way, if you don't get any answers here, look for the yaoi fans on those sites. They're all over the place and probably wouldn't be shy to answering these questions. :shrug:
    Yeah, what the Sakura fanboy said.
     
         
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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Yaoi is for girls, yuri is for guys (that's what it was intended for originally at least). Therefore I'm a personal fan of yuri. I really don't understand the attraction of yaoi, but then again, I'm not a girl.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanji.. View Post
    Nudity. .-.
    Just report it, don't quote it...you'll get a warning or even an infraction for just quoting it. Me, Shisha's my man, so I'm not about to rat him out.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhReary View Post
    Dam you got mad pretty quick.
    I would think you had access to my webcam if you were actually right. Of course I'm not mad...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi Train View Post
    Yaoi is for girls, yuri is for guys (that's what it was intended for originally at least). Therefore I'm a personal fan of yuri. I really don't understand the attraction of yaoi, but then again, I'm not a girl.
    Thanks for the info, + rep for being one of the only people who actually answered anything.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uchiha Legacy View Post
    Thanks for the info, + rep for being one of the only people who actually answered anything.
    No problem, I like to stay on topic anyway. Yaoi is, of course, male on male. Yuri is female on female.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShishaMastah420 View Post
    Booty. ._.
    Dude...you could seriously get busted for it though... It might be best if you removed it and the person who quoted you did so as well, that way you might avoid an infraction.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I used to like yaoi and shounen-ai when I was younger. But as of now I'm not really all that into it.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I'm a yaoi fan

    The reason why I like it ... It's just more interesting to read than straight stories. Plus most yaoi mangas are very pleasing to the eye because they make the boys really beautiful ^^
    If guys can have yuri (which by the way is read and written by girls as well) then why can't girls have yaoi?

    And you don't have to be lesbian, gay or at the very least bi to read it. I know some girls who like to read it and yet are completely straight. I'm a girl but I don't know what sexuality I have *shrugs*

    It was originally intended for only gay boys until the industry noticed that a lot of girls took a liking to the genre as well. Nowadays most yaoi is published with the girls as targeted audience.

    As for which kind of yaoi I like ... Do you mean series or genres within it? As for series, Junjou Romantica stays a classic one together with Gravitation though the mini series Yellow, La Esperança, Only the ring finger knows and Takumi-kun are amongst my favourites as well.
    Most yaoi mangas are oneshots or only have two parts so it's too long to name all of my favourites LOL

    As for the genre: I read practically everything as long as the plot interests me. It can be shounen-ai or real yaoi, as long as the plot is interesting I read everything

    Hope this was a bit useful for you ^^;
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I'm a straight guy who is a fan of some yaoi couples (Note the avatar of Wally and D;ck from DC Comics). I don't read the genre just to read the genre. I just read manga's or FF if they interest me. Basically, I'm a fan of couples who just make sense to me, whether they be yaoi, yuri (Note the sig of Azula/Ty Lee from Avatar), or straight. For example, I'm a major fan of Kimimaro x Jugo in Naruto, a major fan of Azula x Ty Lee from Avatar, and a fan of Death the Kid x Liz in Soul Eater. Those are yaoi, yuri, and straight. I really don't like using those labels though. I honestly just call them all just couples or pairings I like because that what they are.


    So, am I a fan of reading it? Only if I like the pairing, fanfiction wise. I don't read yuri or yaoi just to read it. I just sinply don't try to look for it because I like reading stories for stories that appeal to me and if they come up to read, I'll read them. Basically, I read FF on established manga's/comics/etc...on couples I like, whatever genre they be.

    Favorite pairings? Wally/D;ck, Kimimaro/Jugo, and Captain America/Ironman, although I like Steve (CA) with Peggy more, although she died and well, things go on. Not many, but I seriously love the first two I named.

    Can a straight person like it? Yeah.

    Why do I like it? I'm an open minded guy and if two characters make sense to me to be paired up, then they just are in my head.

    Closing notes, I'm really open minded with the fandom of anything. Some pairings I'll dislike because I don't like them matched up, but that's not based on sexual orientation. I'm chill if people like different couples involving the same character than I do. Example, I love Justin/Medusa, I don't mind/I like Justin/Giriko, and I'm okay/don't care with say, Justin/Marie or whatever.


    Hope all that made sense.

    PS: Good answer SasunaruFan13 (Sasunaru, basically the most canon couple in Naruto, besides Asuma and Kurenau )
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Yaoi is a Japanese popular term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male sexual relationships, usually created by female authors.

    Yaoi began in the dōjinshi (fan fiction) markets of Japan in the late 1970s/early 1980s as an outgrowth of shōnen-ai, also known as "Juné" or "tanbi" (which contain platonic relationships between pubescent or pre-pubescent boys), but whereas shōnen-ai were original works, yaoi were parodies of popular shōnen anime and manga. Yaoi came to be used as a generic term for female-oriented manga, anime, da fan fiction works featuring idealized homosexual male relationships.

    Most yaoi fans are either teenage girls or young women. The female readership in Thailand is estimated at 80%, and the membership of Yaoi-Con, a yaoi convention in San Francisco, is 85% female. It is usually assumed that all female fans are heterosexual, but in Japan there is a presence of lesbian manga authors and lesbian, bisexual or questioning female readers. Recent online surveys of English-speaking readers of yaoi indicate that 50-60% of female readers self-identify as heterosexual.
    Some of the yaoi fictions out there are good but I hate the stupid feminisation of characters in most of them. A lot of times I can distinctly define such characters as the Canon Sue: where the writer self inserts herself as one of the canon male characters in the pairing ( often opposite her favourite character) in her fiction. I would rather read a Mary Sue fiction that see this "slaughtering" of my favourite characters.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I'm not one for yaoi, honestly. I've read a few fics and pieces with yaoi side-pairings and that's been alright, but nothing more. Whenever I give yaoi a read I see characters being massacred: Ichigo turns into a messed up version of ultra-tsundere Taiga from Toradora whenever Grimmjow is near, Naruto turns feminine and gains an incredible emotional depth, etcetera. Also; what's with this Mpreg facination? I can't find good het-fics with a family theme, but whenever I see a yaoi fanfic, there's Mpreg in it.
    Like Ira said; most writers screw the chracters up with a twisted and oh-so-inconspicuous self-insertion, or by removing all character flaws (Gary Stue).
    And don't get me started on Yuri About 99% of all Yuri is written by teenage boys who has absolutely no experience with lesbianism outside of pornography.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I'm a yaoi fan
    I like it because I can relate to it because of my personal life
    My favorite one m... I'll get back to you on that
    Looks at sig
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Ehh...

    1. It's entertaining. I'm not gonna go too deep into it like some wannabe poetic yaoi justice poster.

    2. Naono Bohra Series.

    3. Do it? Perhaps you mean read/watch it. It's for anyone that likes it. Your gender or sexuality has nothing to do with it.
     
         
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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I like yuri and so does Toxic, or so i've heard
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Thanks for all the information guys!
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    I remember reading this Yaoi manga where there was this guys only school that made the students take turn cross dressing. I kinda had my laughs and liked the first chapters, then it got repetitive and boring. o-o
    I dunno what this has to do with the thread though.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    Never read it, never will. It's not my thing.

    That's just me though. Others may love it, and there's nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
     
         

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    Re: Yaoi Fans Assemble?

    You obviously have not me met

    I am pretty much one of the biggest Yaoi fans out there and PROUD :D

    My fav.? well Junjou Romantica, maybe because it was my first Shounen-ai i'd read + watched. Then a bunch of small Shounen-ai stuff like Koi Suru Boukun... :D

    It's not like i dont LIKE straight couples.. but i prefer Yaoi just because.. i dunno.. its hawt.

    My Yaoi Naruto Pairings... ahaha well.. NaruSasu, NaruNeji, KakaIru, Sasodei, KakuHida, ItaSasu (yes.), ItaKisa... those are pretty much the most generic ones.. i quite like ShinoKiba, ItaDei

    :D i read/write a lot of Yaoi fanfiction.. you'd be surprised how many people like it! its almost like you love it or hate it.. most guys really really dont like it though... :L its not homophobic is just they see it as weird... but its not!

    Im heterosexual, but i just prefer a little bit more spice on a relationship.. At first i read just some hetero couples... loved it, but i got bored after about 300 fics... it just makes something a little more different.. ^_^ and a guyxguy relationship is just so different compared to a guyxgirl... it has it perks :D
     
         

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