Yaoi

Okay, first off: definition by Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaoi

Yaoi, also known as Boys’ Love, is a Japanese popular term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic maleandrophilicsexual relationships, usually created by female authors. An article in the Guide describes it as having begun as homegrown fan fiction between male cartoon characters. As these depict males, there is an androphilic male audience as well; however, manga aimed at a gay male audience(bara) is considered a separate genre. The main characters in yaoi usually conform to the formula of the seme (top or attacker) who pursues the uke(bottom or receiver). The material that would be classified into this genre primarily involves gay relationships between the handsome or cute (male) characters, usually erotic.

So in short: boys’ love or, if you wanna be crass about it, gay love. I have nothing against the homos. I have two uncles who are homo and so is one of my cousins. I also have friends that are homos. My reason for posting this is to simply announce my obsession with yaoi. Manga and fiction stories are my passion. Aside from normal anime, yaoi is my other obsession. But since my family are Christians, it’s like a dirty little secret of mine. We tolerate it but we can’t like it, so to speak. So I keep it under wraps and do it “under the radar”. Anyway, it started when I wanted something new to read. I haven’t read any new books and fanfics that I’m almost out of my mind (I have this quirk where I need to read something at least one story/information a day or else I feel so unsettled I won’t be satisfied). So a friend of mine from grade school who shares my obsession of anime and writing suggested yaoi to me. At first I was apprehensive about it. I mean, come on, what normal person wants to see two guys doing it? I know I’m a perv but not like that! – was what I thought but after watching Ikoku Irokoi Romantan and the s*x scenes (insert nosebleed here) and reading Junjou Romantica, I was hooked! There’s something inherently hot watching (and reading) two anime guys doing IT. I’ve been hooked for four years now (and still counting) and yet my obsession doesn’t seem to waiver. I’ve actually lost some interest with hetero pairings and I mostly focus on yaoi. And not just in anime and manga. I’ve expanded to non-fiction writings, book characters, anime that are NOT yaoi, even porn!  Just to give you an idea, I’ve read most of the yaoi fics in fanfiction.net under the following:

  • Naruto (SasuNaru, KakaIru, ItaSasu, ItaNaru, KakaNaru, ItaDei, GaaNej, GaaNaru, ShikaKiba, ShinoKiba, ShikaNej, KyuuIta, KyuuMina)
  • Bleach (GrimmIchi, ShiroIchi, ByaRen, IchiUryuu, ByaIchi)
  • Reborn (1827, 6927, 8059, RL, R27, D18)
  • Vampire Knight (KaZe)
  • Harry Potter (DraRry, SnaRry, LucHar, VolHar)
  • Full Metal Alchemist (Elricest, RoyEd)
  • Gundam Wing / AC (HeeroDuo)
  • Saiyuki (GokSan, GojHak)
  • Kuroshitsuji (SebasCiel)

and other fics from livejournal, adultfanfiction, and fictionpress. I think I’ve also read about 65-70% of yaoi manga listed in animea back in 2009-2010 (though I rarely visit that site anymore and focusing in mangafox). If the manga has no chapters in animea or mangafox, i hunt it down in mangatraders and download it. By the way, favorite mangaka are:

  • Fujisaki Kou
  • Shungiku Nakamura
  • Minami Haruka
  • Yamakami Riyu
  • CJ Michalski
  • Chitose Piyoko
  • Minase Masara

So if anyone has updates on their ongoing works, feel free to notify me. Sometimes I get too immersed with work I can’t check on all of their works to see if there are updates. So yeah, I guess that would be enough venting and blabbing about my obsession with yaoi. I’ll probably be posting related topics sooner or later (as I’m currently unemployed while waiting for my start date on my new work) so you guys just have to bear with it (insert evil laugh).

DraRrySasuNaruGrimmIchiSebastian x Ciel

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About wellspringcore

I'm definitely moody. I write what strikes me. I may filter what I say but no guarantee on that.
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