the fujoshi disease

Isn’t shipping Legos is a bad sign? At a family gathering, the clan’s children were happily watching “The Lego Movie”. As an involuntary viewer, I, on the other hand, was discovering that I had underestimated my capacity for experiencing boredom. And then, when Good Cop/Bad Cop was onscreen (yes, his head spins around inside his helmet, and he…

fluent yaoi

New to BL? Well, you’ll be running into some odd slang, like seme, noncon, shipping, bara, animix, and shotacon. So I’ve put together a handy little guide to yaoi-speak — the jargon of yaoi: a guide to fujoshi slang. An experienced fujoshi/fudanshi? Won’t you visit the jargon of yaoi page, and let me know what terms I should add or where I’ve…

begin at the beginning: what is yaoi?

…and who reads it? The short answer: yaoi (or boys’ love, BL, or shounen-ai) is a genre of Japanese stories that features boys falling for, and quite often having sex with, other boys. It can be found as manga, anime, drama CD’s, live action movies, novels, and even video games. Contrary to what you might expect, yaoi…