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0478: Overboard in Bollege vs City 17th Feb, 2019
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
So much broken glass.

Poll for ship art will close around Friday/Saturday this week, make sure you vote before then if you haven't already! Ship art will be done by the end of February :)
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User comments:

anonymous coward (Guest)
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Wow, it sure looks like people are interested in Jon and Paul Yaai. It would be such a shame if they got Jon and Paul Bara instead, wouldn't it? Such. A. Shame. ;)

Also, this scene reminds me of a truism I've fallen victim to more than enough: "Those who drink least, clean up most."
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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The foolish Gemma fans have squandered their political power by splitting their votes between two categories, and so, the enlightened yaoi fans shall achieve their unified vision
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I think next time I'll make the polls a bit more "themed" so people won't have to choose between, for example, their OTP and the prospect of M/M romance.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah, I quite naively didn't see this coming.

*isn't really sure of the difference between yaoi and bara other than aesthetic and target audience*

And yeah, poor Paul pays the price for being more sensible.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Aesthetic is a bit of a vague word to use for describing the difference between yaoi and bara. As someone who has had to write up firings for inappropriate workplace activities involving both, I have been cursed with the knowledge to give more details.

I would characterize yaoi/shounen ai as skinny, "pretty" pics of girly-boys kissing in molester/rapist and victim poses like what you may see on old, "bodice ripper," romance novel covers. The main difference is that the female role tends to be taken up by an equally or even more effeminate being than the girly-boy they use in the male role for those things.

In contrast, bara is more like hardcore porn of exaggerated, aggressive masculinity, with ugly, hairy, muscled and/or fat dudes enthusiastically going at it. I've been told that the softcore side of bara is a large proportion of the martial arts and brawling genre in Japanese cartoons, and that macho masculinity is broadly considered linked to male homosexuality in Japan. I don't know if that's actually true, the speaker may have been joking with an ignorant foreigner.
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Well, production and target audience *is* very important. Yaoi is made for girls, by girls, while bara is made by gay men, for gay men. Thus differences in what those demographics typically want often stand out a great deal. In particular, yaoi tends to feature “feminine” men and a heavy emphasis on romance, while bara tends to focus on “bulky” (aka fat or muscular) men with a heavy emphasis on sex.
JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
Heh. Who's the sucker now? XD
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Right? Not so high and mighty now!