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Posted 2/5/15

Insomnist wrote:

And I am now imagining a genderbent Yuri Kuma Arashi...



These scenes:



Would still be the same, so we're good.

I would like to see the Judgmens become the Judg(wo)mens.
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kimchino wrote:

if you noticed, the human race is the only species in the world that are homosexual, you don't see animals being homosexual do you.


According to scientific studies, over 500 species have been documented to have practiced homosexual activities, possibly more. So it's not only humans.
Posted 2/5/15

LifeOtaku wrote:


kimchino wrote:

if you noticed, the human race is the only species in the world that are homosexual, you don't see animals being homosexual do you.


According to scientific studies, over 500 species have been documented to have practiced homosexual activities, possibly more. So it's not only humans.


wow that's interesting, never actually heard of that before , you learn something new everyday huh
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"Unfortunately, straight people don’t see it that way about gay people."

Uh-huh... Is that why I still relate, despite being heterosexual?

Sorry, but that line specifically grabs my attention.


Anyway; if someone doesn't like yaoi, it's up to them. I'm not in support of trying to force people to like particular genres of fiction.
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Yaoi. I just try to stay clear of it...especially if it's the focus of the show.


kimchino wrote:

wow that's interesting, never actually heard of that before , you learn something new everyday huh


Mira blushing <3. I'm sorry, i have to comment on it when i see it.
Posted 2/5/15

GoldTStar wrote:

Yaoi. I just try to stay clear of it...especially if it's the focus of the show.


kimchino wrote:

wow that's interesting, never actually heard of that before , you learn something new everyday huh


Mira blushing <3. I'm sorry, i have to comment on it when i see it.


my love for mira goes beyond
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Some people don't like the way it fetishizes homosexuals. My main issue with yaoi is the stereotypes, and how I wonder they affect irl gay men. Personally, though, my main issues mainly only lie with hardcore, explicit works, more so than fluffy ones. I like fluffier shonen ai works.
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Personally I don't have anything against yaoi, hell I've even shipped a yaoi ship in the form Hazama and Goto from Samuria Flamenco, but that being said I don't actively search for yaoi to watch or read as it's not my cup of tea. I respect all of those people that read/watch yaoi or yuri stuff, but I think that some of the actual fans of said genres give it a bad rap.

Most of the times when I hear of yaoi/yuri is when I hear about two characters being shipped, whether it be in a fanfiction or fan art, and it's done even if these two characters in all rights should kill each other the moment they see each other. Yet instead of seeing a fight or something in that nature which would be in character for them, the shippers throw all the logic out the window and have them have a make out session or things in that nature. People see things like and assume that all yaoi, more so than yuri, is like this and get that bad image of it. So instead of an anime or manga with an actual plot and characters that fall in love I think a large percentage of people just think of yaoi as a bunch of fangirls drawing and writing their yaoi ships which upsets people. That in turn makes some of the people looking into the yaoi community get completely turned off by it and hate on it assuming all yaoi is two dudes have sex.

I say this because I've experienced it first hand myself, as I just explained my early experience with yaoi. As I got older my views started to change and I became more open minded about yaoi and yuri, still not my cup of tea, but good for those who do enjoy it.
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LifeOtaku wrote:

Some anime fans would stay far away from yaoi. It doesn’t matter if a certain anime show has great animation, well-developed characters, interesting plot or amazing writing. If the story consists of a gay couple, they’ll automatically dismiss it and say “I’m not into yaoi”. They’re not used to seeing it, therefore, they don’t want to get used to it. They’d rather miss out on a good anime than to see two male characters being affectionate with each other (and these are hand-drawn animated characters, not real people!).


so what if they're not into yaoi? What's the problem? Why do you care what others like? I don't watch plenty of shows that have "interesting plot or amazing writing" because I don't like ecchi, lolis, or tsunderes (see Kill la Kill, No Game No Life, Toradora ). I'm not into ecchi, lolis, or tsunderes. So what? Is there a problem because I "don't want to get used to it"? No, those are simply things I don't like to watch. I can like what I want and I'm not going to force myself to watch something that I don't like.


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Word on the street is that not everyone likes the same thing.




SockmyRock wrote:

Personally I don't have anything against yaoi, hell I've even shipped a yaoi ship in the form Hazama and Goto from Samuria Flamenco,


well Hazama did ask Goto to marry him
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Why hate anything?
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My tendency is to over-empathize with the main characters in an anime (actually any fiction)--and doing so is a source of a lot of my enjoyment. I have trouble watching or reading tragedy--or even some melodrama (see Kouji, Seo)--because I find it personally uncomfortable. At the same time, I tend to get overly emotional when good things happen to the MC.

It's because of this tendency that I have a hard time playing female characters in a lot of video games, and have a harder time getting into many shoujo titles; I find it harder to place myself in those shoes. I also hate titles where the MC is a jerk; again, it makes it a lot harder for me to empathize with the character.

And it's also why I have a hard time watching yaoi. It's not that I find anything repulsive or offensive, and I have nothing inherently against the genre.. It's simply that I have a harder time relating to the characters in a romance if I don't share at least some of that romantic attraction.
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Maybe it's the art style. If I saw a yaoi with characters that looked like this:

I'd be all about it.
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Posted 2/5/15

Sogno- wrote:

well Hazama did ask Goto to marry him


That just helped solidify the ship

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I don't have anything against a male loving another male.
It's just not for me when it comes to anime, manga, any forms of entertainment.
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*shrugs*

Watch what you want and don't listen to what others say. You'll be happier than listening to whatever the Internet throws at you.

If I listened to what others say about anime, I wouldn't watch anything except for gritty 2deep4me gloomy brooding shows because "everything else is shit and pandering to the lowest denominator".

If there is a good yaoi show, I would watch it. If there is a good yuri show I would watch it. If there is a good show about monkeys thowing shit at people at a a zoo, I would watch it.
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