Friday, 31 August 2007

Clearing something up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaoi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shonen_ai

I'd like to clear something up. By definition, I don't like yaoi. I despise it. It's actually shonen-ai I like, but the word yaoi has commonly become the word used to desribe manga containing homosexual relationships of any type. Officially, yaoi is manga/anime about sexually explicit gay relationships, whereas shonen-ai (the one I like) is about love between boys. I don't mind a little bit of hanky-panky, I just don't want to be shown it in every detail. I'd rather imagine it. I like it when they kiss, hug, lick each other etc, but anything involving nakedness below the waist I'd rather not see.

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