hybrid Japanese

Welcome to some moderately geeky reflections on Japanese. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m absolutely, completely fascinated by the differences between Japanese and English. I love how Japanese twists my brain into pretzels, and I love that manga, anime, and drama CD’s offer glimpses into the brain-twisting nature of Japanese. But today isn’t really a pretzel day. Today is pure play. adoption and…

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…