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Michael and Ben, from Queer as Folk

Time to 'fess up.
  • meekly raises hand* This troper, despite the fact that she'd rather not admit it (...to anyone but the entire internet), is a bit of a Yaoi Fangirl. It helps that she has a gay best friend who, aherm, knows some good "sources." In particular, she has a disturbing fondness for Team Fortress 2 slash. What makes this funnier than usual is that she had an ex-boyfriend who knew this about her, and would describe "interludes" between himself and various attractive fictional men with the express purpose of making her melt into a puddle of hormones.
    • Whatever got between you two?
      • He left her for Medic, obviously. I mean, he is a doctor, after all.
  • I have an alternate username over the internet that I use for reviewing hardcore yaoi fanfiction.
  • Trying to list examples here would cause the site to explode. It's actually harder to find a girl nowadays who doesn't like yaoi. Trust me, I've been in anime events where entire rows of girls would scream like ambulances upon the sight of two guys hugging. What, me bitter? Noooo.....
    • This troper finds the above behavior kind of tacky. While seeing fictional men make out is all well and good, rubbernecking real guys holding hands is just corny—and if any of her friends (sexual orientation be damned) attempt to go into detail about their sexual exploits to her, she screams, "Too Much Information!"
    • I think it's rather fucked up to fetishize someone's sexual orientation like that. It's one thing if it's M/M erotica produced with the intent to titillate, but real life M/M couples don't exist for these girls' entertainment. I wonder how many of these girls are opposed to real life civil rights for gays or think lesbians are "icky."
    • I think you and I would get along. My rule is that anything animated is okay but if it's a live-action show or movie I'm turned off because I know that it's a real person, and frankly I don't want to fetishize a real person.
  • This troper is living proof that they can also be lesbians. No, it's not a contradiction.
    • HOW THE FUCK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO FUCKING WORK?!
      • It's a fucking fetish. It doesn't fucking have to make fucking sense.
      • As a fetish, fucking doesn't even have to be fucking involved. * rimshot*
      • It does. It is possible to be attracted to girls while still thinking that yaoi is awesome. That said, this troper is still stuck in the Het is Ew phase... but that's partly because of her mother's addiction to horrible romantic comedies.
      • Hey, me too! I'M NOT ALONE!
      • To elaborate, the original poster sums it up thusly: You don't have to be attracted to either participant to find something hot. Sometimes it can be enjoyed for its own merits.
      • Exactly. This troper can be found enjoying the... kinky sides of the Furry Fandom... without actually being attracted to animals. Still hitting my head against a wall for even being part of the Dark Side of the furries, anyway.
      • You know ladies, there's this thing called bisexuality, mabye you should look into it.
      • That's what I thought. ...Or you could be as bi as me if you enjoy both Yuri and Yaoi for kink reasons.
      • This lesbian Troper likes slash, and doesn't think it should raise any eyebrows at all. Just because we don't want to hop in bed with men ourselves doesn't mean we don't like the thought of two guys hopping in bed together!
      • Add this troper to the list of lesbians who love yaoi. Het Is Ew aside, bisexuality just doesn't work here; it's no longer gay if there's a woman involved. And then it's no longer hot.
      • WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?? I'm a lesbian, and I'm just as confused as the the second poster in this convo! How the *** does that ***ing work?!?!
    • There are actually studies that show that lesbians enjoy man-man porn more than woman-woman. Weird.
      • Do those studies also show what lesbians think of man-woman?
    • Considering that the great majority of Yaoi Guys look overly feminine even for Bishonen standards, I can't say I am surprised.
  • This troper is a Yaoi Fangirl of the Covert Pervert kind; nobody in real life knows of her Internet hobby. That said, she's an extremely picky Yaoi Fangirl who really wishes that there were more Boys Love series with Character Development on equal footing with the Fetish Fuel.
    • This troper agrees. Wait. Covert Pervert? You need to shout from the top of the Internets ?????????????????????? Embrace and let out your inner fujoshi!
  • This troper is a Yaoi (and Yuri) fangirl, but prefers to keep her obsession to herself. She hates the image of squeeing fangirls, and considers herself to be one of the sane specimens.
  • This troper, who is a bit embarassed to admit it because of the bad impression most people have of them. Even more embarassing is my main fandom in this regard...
    • Are you me? :o
  • Interesting case. This troper's English professor wrote his dissertation on Queer theory and was fascinated with postmoderism, Death Of The Author, and the works of Michel Foucault. Cue cross examinations of social constructions of masculinity and sexuality in every. single. book. we. read. When we were talking about literature, most of his arguments were very logical and analytical. As soon as we joined in...and join in we did...our normally calm sarcastic teacher was reduced to an overexcited Yaoi Fanboy. And he was straight.
  • Averted: This troper does not like yaoi at all. Really. But she does acknowledge that Naruto and Sasuke act incredibly gay towards each other, and only likes Soul and Black* Star for the comedy aspect. Just for the record, she picked up volume one of Loveless without really knowing what it was...it was the cat ears that caught her. Even in series where two or more characters are gay, she'll try to put them with a girl without realizing it. No, she's not homophobic, she just doesn't like yaoi. That doesn't stop her from being Genre Savvy and knowing when the fangirls would be squealing.
    • I read it for the Articles!
      • Yes I do!
      • Huh?
      • It's an old joke, someone reading something borderline pornographic (traditionally Playboy) will claim to only read it for the articles (rather than the half-naked women).
    • Friend!
      • Two Friends! This troper doesn't mind Word Of God canon gayness, but was starting to wonder if she was the only female anime fan out there that wasn't constantly slashing.
      • The original troper would like to suggest we wear t-shirts saying "I'm not anti-yaoi; I'm anti-everything-has-to-be-yaoi".
      • I'd wear that t-shirt. I think of yaoi as being like pizza. I like pizza, and even when it's not great, it's still palatable. But if all I have is pizza day in and day out, I get sick of it, and am disappointed that there doesn't seem to be any, say, steak around. What makes it worse is when the pizza fetishists get in your face and scream "how dare you not want pizza?! It's the only true form of food, and steak is disgusting and unnatural!! How dare you sully our sacred world of all pizza, all the time by daring to suggest that a little steak every now and then wouldn't hurt anyone! Sicko!" Of course, the logical answer is to go out and make my OWN steak, but it's not quite as satisfying as one that was grilled by someone else, because I'm hardwired to be highly critical of my own cooking.
      • This Troper totally agrees. Also, that is one weird extended metaphor.
      • Oh, so this page is where this troper's subconscious association of the word 'pizza' with yaoi comes from. Thanks, you've made a lot of conversations very amusing for me.
      • And yet so effective. Also, seconded. I sometimes want to smack my yaoi fangirl friends when they go all 'Eww, het!' on me. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HET.
      • Ditto; this troper has a friend on deviant art and fanfiction (.net) who sometimes slashes certain people that this troper finds absolutely disturbing...I really don't think Ed x Gluttony is a good pairing...Ew.
      • This troper would wear one. She plays what appears to be the only straight male character in an online RPG. It gets kind of frustrating sometimes.
      • This troper would wear one too. She sometimes wonders if she's the only het fan left on the internet. And she's not just NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat, she's bi and the president of her school's Gay Straight Alliance.
      • I'm into any couple if the characters are good and the writing for them is good. But I'd wear the shirt 'cause like your favorite foods, you don't want to stop eating one of them (This was a bisexuality metaphor somewhat unrelated to that one a bit up above.).
      • This troper is, in the most absolute sense possible, neither pro-yaoi nor anti-yaoi; I have no particular desire for yaoi, but I don't mind its presence either. (This applies to any shipping gender combination, honestly, but yaoi is the one that's actually relevant to this page.) So long as the fic's well-written, I'll go with the flow for pretty much any pairing provided the author can make the characters' attraction believable. I prefer not to participate in shipping unless the characters in question have a canonical romantic history, however.
      • I need that shirt. I need it now.
  • Gasp* People who don't like yaoi?! ...I thought we had died out!
      • Het! Sweet, sweet het! Of course, that being said, I rather enjoy some yaoi. BUT YES, HET NEEDS MORE LOVE.
  • clears throat* The OP would like to say, that while she still isn't much of a fan of yaoi, this is incredibly hot.
      • In my spare time, the only fanfiction that I'll ever read is het. I don't hate yoai, but sadly some of the only experience I've had with it was simply PWP. Major turn off. And I explicitly avoid the M-rated section thanks to some traumatizing experiences as a pre-teen when I looked for fanfiction on AnimeSpiral or Quizilla.
      • If this shirt exists, I'll wear it all the time. I have nothing against yaoi itself (I'm quite neutral with anything shipping-related), but yaoi fangirls who ship two straight guys together, or put yaoi into everything, or rub their fantasies into everyone's faces or call bull on canon for the yaoi really REALLY gets on my nerves.
  • My sister has a shirt that simply says Yaoi. Also, a member of a fourm I go to, while not having anything against homosexuality, hates yaoi. I love teasing her about this.
  • sigh* This Troper is a lesbian and a Yuri Fangirl, and, though she denies it due to the stigma involved, a Yaoi Fangirl as well. You still couldn't get her to touch a yaoi manga with a ten-foot pole. Looking at this page, she would like to see how people would react to hating on the Yuri Fangirl Troper Tales page.
  • This troper, sortof. She doesn't Slash characters or like actual yaoi, she simply enjoys the Ho Yay that writers have already provided us with.
    • As does this troper. It helps that I don't actually like porn and am very easy for codependance.
  • This troper has a friend who brought a folder of yaoi pictures to school. Every. Day.
    • Was this friend me? ...Oh wait, I stopped last year.
  • This troper did the unthinkable in high school, admitted to a boy she liked that she was a yaoi fangirl.
  • A girl in this troper's anime society goes for the triple: she's a Yaoi Fangirl that has her own handmade fursuit, is a Cosplay Otaku Girl who makes a bloody convincing Sasuke and talks in 4chan-speak. She even has her own fangroup. She is the coolest person ever.
  • Edward x Jacob slashing is the only thing that makes the Twilight series at all enjoyable to this troper, and peoples' responses to her illustrations of it.
    • Also? I cheer fangirls on when they squee by suggesting Crack Pairings. It's a calling.
      • Did I write this and forget I did?
  • Men, we know what to do now. Jack, drop your pants, you know it'll be worth it.
  • This Troper is a Yaoi Fangirl Fanboy. Rule 36, eh.
    • This troper as well. The weird slightly turned on feeling Yaoi Fangirls give me is the closest thing to liking girls I feel.
    • Yaoi fangirls must be the best thing for Bisexual men. Also, yeah, same here. Strangely, someone else thinks that it's cute that I like fujoshi. To review, she apparently likes people who like girls who like yaoi.
    • I'm a Yaoi fangirl who is a Yaoi fangirl fangirl. Try to figure THAT one out!
    • I too. The Not So Different "overt pervert" factor is irresistible. I thank Ohno and Ogiue for this.
    • Add another (primarily homosexual) yaoi fangirl fanboy to the ranks.
    • And same here.
    • • Partly related to the examples listed above, this male bisexual troper likes girls who think guy on guy is hot. So he'll randomly make out with guys and sometimes go a bit further if they're cool with it just to see what would happen. Funnily enough, most guys will go along with what I'm doing just to get their attention. Think only girls kiss for guy's enjoyment, think again. The reverse is equally true.
  • I hate most yaoi couples, especially when the characters hate each other in the real story/ cartoon/ film/ anime.
  • [1]: If you know of me, you know I'm one. I write Shonenai Romantic Comedy, for Yaoi's sake.
  • Quake in fear at my I (Heart) Boys... With Other Boys t-shirt. Best part? My mom picked it out for me.
    • I have that shirt too! Except it was my dad who got for me.
    • OMG I want that shirt! :O * Googles*
  • This troper, blah blah blah, gay sex... you know it. I'm really a Slash Fic fangirl anyhow, but I don't discriminate via medium.
  • One of This (male) Troper's (female) friends wrote a Slash Fic in which he was shipped with Final Fantasy 7's Sephiroth.
  • looks at her yaoi manga/anime collection and multi-page yaoi favorites folder on deviantart* I started with Gravitation and Fake. No, I am not ashamed. YES. I have my OTPs and write it. I have a Fetish Fuel preference for bishounen and teens. Blah blah blah, I make friends like this, blah blah blah... The next time I go to an anime con, I'm bringing a sign that says: "WILL YURI FOR YAOI!" Also, I managed to convert two of my friends into yaoi fans (a male and a female).
  • This troper. Luckily, her favourite show has plenty of Ho Yay, so she's kept happy. (Yay Scrounder)
  • Ahem... this troper is currently alternating between reading this wiki and watching bits of yaoi slideshows on youtube... is this bad?
    • Why would it be?
  • This troper was introduced by his friends to his nakama, which had 3 yaoi fangirl/artists. Next time I was dragged over, they gave us both a sketch of us a yaoi couple. I actually kept it because it was a cool manga likeness of me.
  • This troper isn't actually a Yaoi Fangirl, but is perfectly willing and pleased to play up the concept when around the sort of people who would be squicked by the concept. The Dark/Krad one might be genuine, though.
  • This particular troper is a Yaoi Fangirl. And a Yuri Fangirl. And a Het Fangirl. ... Whoops, seems I'm a bit of an aversion of the trope, huh?
  • This Troper used to have GI Joes as a child. She would make two of her (male) action figures kiss sometime, meaning that this troper was slashing as young as four years old. More than thirteen years later, not much has changed.
  • This troper remembers explaining to disbelieving friends that yes, there were indeed women out there who get turned on by the thought of two guys having sex. They ultimately decided it was the truth when comparison to lesbians were made.
  • Every single female friend this male troper has...
  • I'm Furry, and Yaoi. I love Sonadow (Sonic and Shadow the Hedgiehog)pairings. OMNOMNOM
  • This troper is a Yaoi Fan BOY...no, I'm not kidding. And yes, I'm straight, believe it or not (which you probably won't). I blame my several Yaoi Fangirl friends for turning me on to the joys of AkuRoku...
  • This troper was hoping he could be the first to admit to being a yaoi fanboy. Unlike the above troper, though, this troper is bi.
  • Same with this troper. However, unlike the above troper this troper is gay. This troper is also of the annoying squealing type just like several of his friends.
  • This troper's definitely a fangirl. I look for subtext (and find it) in just about every book I read and show I watch. If the writers plan on a "surprise" reveal, outing a specific character, you can bet I already figured it out. Then I cross my fingers and hope we at least get to see two guys kissing. Thank god for Brothers & Sisters and Torchwood, two shows with no problems catering to us fangirls.
  • This troper is an ex-Yaoi-Fangirl-now-Shonen Ai (the less intense version)-Fangirl. One day, she went to her friends' usual hangout spot in the cafeteria and decided to pick up one of her friends' manga books. BIG MISTAKE. The first page she saw was two hot guys on top of each other.
  • This troper loves her guy-porn with interesting bits attached. She'll also ship inanimate objects, like countries, celestial bodies and geological processes. There is no stopping her if she is given enough to work from. Most people are slightly creeped out when they learn of this.
    • This troper is glad to hear that there's someone else out there.
    • San Andreas FaultxL-Wave OTP.
  • A certain friend of mine (For real - I tend to stay with ShounenAi) likes to make sure everyone knows she's into Yaoi. According to her, she got into trouble in the seventh grade when she filled every blank space in a survey with "Gay Porn". Including the space for her personal identification number.
  • In this troper's whole school, there's only three people (herself included) who LIKE anime or manga. One of the two is a boy. The other one is a Yaoi Fangirl... as is the troper. For the love of God, that's how she found out the other girl liked anime, because she (the troper) was once doodling some crack slash on her notebook; the girl looked at it, then at me and timidly said, "You don't happen to know what yaoi is, do you?"
  • This troper is a bold Yaoi Fanboy and is actually handsome enough to make girls SQUEEE! on cons whenever he and his buddy/some handsome bystander feign a gay-yet-manly love scene.
    • You lucky son of a...
  • This troper is a yaoi fanboy too, who is straight. Anyway the point is, it's reached the point where I am visibly angry when in certain games there is no gay option for guys (and in some cases girls, but I am much less a Yuri fan boy than I am a Yaoi one), however I am a closeted Yaoi fan boy as my elder brother is a very cruel person at times and would tell my mom in a heart beat (I act feminine enough that one little push and she'll think I'm gay). Oddly he is a complete pervert and is into Lolita, yet he feels no shame in it and thus I can't really use that against him. The only time I told someone I think Yaoi is cute is once to my best friend and he was noticeably freaked out, so I pretended I was joking as I was playing Persona 4 at the time. (I was disappointed that Kanji isn't gay)
    • Yosuke and the MC. Seriously, the Rank 9 and Rank 10 scenes for the Magician arcana? Yosuke may flirt with the girls, but we all know that his heart belongs to the MC. Hell, it even looks slightly suggestive after they fight for the Rank 10 scene. And lest we forget, his constant jibes to Kanji are probably just him projecting his man-lovin' tendencies on to others :D (And for the record; bi yaoi fanboy)
  • This troper is an inversion. She doesn't find yaoi particularly galling, she just fails to find it all that attractive. It was never an issue until she joined an online RPG as a straight female character, only to discover that nearly every male character in the game (all played by women) would rather make out with each other than spare her character a second glance. It's gotten better since some other characters have been added, but for a while it was really uncomfortable.
  • This troper teaches English at a Japanese junior high school. There is a group of second-year (8th-grade) girls who are... avid fans of pairing up their favorite characters from series like Katekyo Hitman Reborn or D Gray Man. Then one day, they asked me out of the blue if they knew what "Zoro×San" was. I think I just about did a Jaw Drop. (There goes my favorite series, lost to the fevered imaginations of 14-year-old Japanese schoolgirls.) One other time, a girl in the same group told me I needed to dump my girlfriend and find a hot guy. Cue the Spit Take.
  • This troper went to an event yesterday where one exhibitor had a sign reading "I will draw anything especially yaoi". It was like being in a real life version of this page.
  • My poor gay friends can't even cuddle without having girls take pictures of them. They're good sports though.
  • One troper married one, and she's an Elric/Moonglum shipper.
    • I think I will have to squee for the Elric/Moonglum because it's so rare and nice and the world is so dark. * SQUEE*
  • This male troper blames this fellow troper for making him ship Michel/Hugh. To be fair, he had already thought of it; she just gave his imagination an extra push.
  • This Troper, most definitely. She grew into it after she saw Brokeback Mountain and realized how sexy male homosexual kissing could be. Her liking escalated when she began watching Torchwood, and now she's into Heroes and Supernatural, which both have a buttload of homoerotic subtext. She likes to 'ship Claude Rains and Dean Winchester, her favorite characters from those respective shows, with everyone in every fandom she likes and even each other.
  • This troper has been one for years now. But you want to know what the weird thing is? I started because of Seinfeld. That's right, I saw Kramer kissing Jerry in "The Kiss Hello" and I immediately gave in. What a shameful beginning.
  • Meekly peeks in* I am male...and get turned on by both sides of the Ho Yay equation and regular hot chicks. Blame Deviantart and a friend of mine. So...prettysureIamofficiallybi. * runs back under cover blushing madly*
    • Well, you're definitely officially adorable.
    • Hmm, you seem like like you'd make a good uke...
    • I agree... + w+
    • Can I take you home with me?
  • This troper is a huge yaoi fanboy.
  • This troper's girlfriend ex-girlfriend is a major Yaoi fangirl and is was on the process of converting me to a Yaoi fanboy.
    • One time, I was teasing her, saying that the night before I had seen some Sora/Riku shonen-ai and she spent five minutes trying to get me to tell her where I saw it and what had happened. When I finally told her that I had been joking, she actually made me write the shonen-ai myself. After I wrote it, she was dissatisfied with part of the ending and I let it slip that "I wrote it that way in case I ever have to write a second installment" while trying to defend my writing. So now I have to write a second chapter....
      • Link please.
      • Let me find it. I deleted off my blog and I have to find somewhere else to put it... Here it is [2]
  • This troper actually thinks Dr. Armstrong and Judge Wargrave would make a cute couple. And even though she is a fan of Philip Lombard being with Vera Claythorne, she wouldn't mind him in the arms of William Blore, either.
  • This troper doesn't even find sex sexy, and she's a yaoi fangirl. Hmm.
  • This troper is a Yaoi Fangirl for lack of a better term. She generally doesn't care much about the relationship side of things and is a bit more shallow in what turns her on about this (she does enjoy slash fics that are just plain well written in her fandoms, and she has a soft spot for Simon Pegg/Nick Frost Ho Yay ), and would rather look at the pictures rather than go through some big romantic plot to get to the good stuff. The weird thing is, while gay guys are all well and good, she finds straight boys messing around with each other infinitely hotter for some reason. She doesn't give a whit about having to justify people or characters actually being gay, but two straight boys doing some "experimenting"? Simply awesome. Alas she has trouble finding works that are more along those lines and not some big romantic drama with angstiness. (Nothing personal if that floats your boat:)
    • This troper agrees that straight guys rolling around together are much hotter than gay guys.
    • This (straight) male troper understands completely, and actually finds this aspect attractive in a woman. Think about it: most Girl On Girl Is Hot scenes and stories (which this troper admits to liking as much as any other guy) don't usually involve real lesbians, but instead bi-curious straight girls experimenting with each other. One of the reasons, this troper suspects, is that real lesbians are (unfairly) stereotyped as being more butch and unattractive, and having straight girls fooling around with each other just seems hotter. Another possible reason is that, since the bi-curious girls may still be interested in guys, it allows the possibility of a lone guy to join their fun.^_^ (I have no shame, of course; I'm sure the above troper has had similar fantasies involving two straight guys experimenting). As for why I find this aspect attractive, it's just nice to see more girls indulge in their fantasies, and even nicer to find out they're Not So Different from your own.
  • This Troper is a YaoiFanBOY. (Which, unsuprisingly turns him into Fetish Fuel for all his Yaoi Fangirl friends.) (It probably helps that This Troper is a flaming bisexual and loves to let the whole world know it. :) )
  • This gay male troper finds most yaoi absolutely intolerable. Ladies, men do not act like Yaoi Guys, at least not any men I have ever run into. Hell, I can't even think of any humans that act like Yaoi Guys. Especially in amateur writing, they sometimes can't even be bothered to get the anatomy and mechanics right.
    • Some men obsess about lesbians, and I be dammed if lesbians are the least bit like how they are presented in porn. But if men are allowed to have their fantasies, I say girls are entitled to theirs as well. I do agree that badly written/drawn yaoi is intolerable however, but that doesn't make yaoi is inherently bad.
      • OP might be talking about the Yaoi Fangirl reaction to gay men; some of my gay/bi friends who come to conventions with me/are in town during conventions are not cool with how yaoi fangirls follow them when they realize they're gay/with their boyfriend... like they're expecting them to make out or something for fangirl pleasure? Or possibly how some fangirls sincerely believe that Real Life Gay Men act like Yaoi Boys; examples I've personally witnessed include complaining that 'real gay guys' aren't as 'good' (I guess she meant entertaining?) as the yaoi ones and insisting that all gay guys love anal sex— They don't really need lube, it's just like 'icing on the cake ;3' She wasn't just talking the fictional ones. Yaoi is not a field guide to the homosexual male, man!
  • This troper justifies her Yaoi Fangirl tendencies as an exploration of the performance of gender and sexuality. It helps that the courses she takes at Uni included at least one tutorial focusing on Boys Love. Her siblings, including her brother knows about it and is fine with it as long as she doesn't show any objectional scenes to them (said brother actually enjoyed the Gratuitous English scenes in Junjou Romantica).
  • This troper is a (gay) yaoi fanboy. However, he's a subversion/aversion because he also likes yuri and het as well, and his yuri/het ships tend to outnumber his yaoi ones, simply for the fact that he's really picky about his male/male relationship dynamics. Oh, and he doesn't find Bishounen attractive, and the Seme/Uke roles are a turnoff. His yaoi OTP (and probably the only m/m pairing so far to come up to his standards) is Sensui/Itsuki, but, just for pure sexytiems, he enjoys Bara manga a lot more than yaoi manga.
  • After watching Brokeback Mountain, this troper became a major Yaoi Fangirl. But for some reason, I've developed a trend of 'shipping Claude Rains from Heroes with everyone, and I mean everyone from Batman to Dean Winchester to Spike to Deadpool (I'm also a crossover junkie).
    • This lesbian troper who hates slash fanfiction (since most of it is written by 13-year-old hetero virgin girls about obviously straight men), squee, Die For Our Ship fangirls, science fiction, and the 60's saw a few episodes of Star Trek The Original Series and is now a HUGE Kirk/Spock fangirl. I swear the Slash gods are getting me back for all my years of mocking yaoi, slash, and Trekkies.
  • This (male) troper and his a group of friends (who were girls) were talking about fanfics at one point me and one of my friends said something along the lines of "Hooray for Yaoi" and High-fived each other after I brought up the subject of L and Light making out.
  • This troper is one and not ashamed. :D Doesn't help that her fandoms (even the real life ones!) are ripe with the Ho Yay. :}
  • I'd like to view more yaoi, but there just doesn't seem to be much yaoi that appeals to me. If only I could find some KoizumiXKunikida yaoi.
  • This troper watches Torchwood with her gay father. They both Squee.
  • A particularly mortifying thing happened to this troper. She wrote a Linkara/Dr. Insano fanfic, which Linkara himself found and commented on, expressing first his shock and then (while this troper and her fellow TGWTG slashers panicked planned to flee the country) adding that while squicked, he's fine with people writing fanfic about him. This troper has a HUGE crush on Linkara. " Awkward " doesn't even begin to cover it.
  • This troper is one rare male example, and the only one he knows of. In fact, he may be the only person in his vicinity who even knows what Yaoi means.
  • If it involves bishonen, this troper is likely to be left cold. But if it involves male draenei, count on a squee or two. (As for both at once...this troper can't unship Asric and Jadaar.)
  • This troper: Yaoi Fangirl, Het Fangirl, and Femslash Fangirl. Admittedly, that last one comes up less often, but she still maintains that she ships everything equally. One True Pairing? There are some pairings she really likes, but that hardly keeps her from making her favorites Little Black Dresses. Including a Crack Pairing here or there, naturally.
    • If it wasn't for the fact that you included your troper alias, I'd assume I wrote that in my sleep.
  • This (male bi) troper got introduced to yaoi by his fangirl friend, and though he does not care about yaoi manga or anime he reads and writes various yaoi fanfics.
  • This troper used The Sims 2 to be one, resulting in such things as Jafar/Snape (actually, her Jafar Sim is a bit of a Depraved Bisexual anyway, but it's Jafar, what else could he be.)
  • This troper was madly in love with a Yaoi Fangirl once... He should've known she'd turn out to be a crazy bitch.
  • This troper certainly is one. Loves slashfic in all of her few fandoms. Is now getting into Torchwood * happy sigh* mostly for the canon slash. Isn't prepared to admit in real life though (except possibly to her yuri fangirl lesbian friend...) Also doesn't really get "het is ew", finding the woman-bashing that often goes with it particularly depressing in works made mostly by women for women.
  • This troper is in himself a Yaoi Fanboy (being bisexual helps...), but he knows a ridiculous number of yaoi fangirls. Pretty much every female he knows who likes anime has done this at least once in her life. He suspects that the reason that his fiction has started to careen towards yaoi-heavy territory is more due to their meddling than anything else. He also suspects that, in the event he needs to bribe at least four of his female friends, his sketchpad will suffice oh-so-nicely...to say nothing of his ex-boyfriend-turned-friend-turned-potential-boyfriend-in-the-future-if-RG-plays-his-cards-right, a Straight Gay Uke Yaoi Fanboy...
  • Eeerrrmmm...can you keep a secret?
  • This troper would call herself a yaoi fangirl, but her preferences are really weird. She doesn't usually like Boys Love series, and instead ships yaoi couples from normal anime series. Shonen mostly. But the rare few times she watched a yaoi series through, she likes the smex parts don't get me wrong, she always wishes the uke would be straight and pursue women, or at least be bi. So as you can tell, I'm fond of forbidden love, whether it's yaoi in het or het in yaoi. Weird right?
  • T-this anon is a a Yaoi Fanboy....Er... >///<; Eh... * inches into the shadows* It's a Guilty Pleasure, but I admit i-it, nyu...
    • Cuuuuuuuute. ^^
  • This troper admits to being somewhat of a closet (hur hur) Yaoi Fangirl. While she isn't absolutely obsessed with teh hawt yaoiez, she'll occasionally squee over it ( *shakes a fist at Ocelot* ), and her interest in it has resulted in at least one dream with, er, butt sex (it was Persona 3 related, if anyone cares). She also likes het and yuri.
    • Superman is weak to kryptonite. Water Pokémon are weak to electric. And I...am weak to Big Bosselot.
  • This troper will lap up every bit of Ho Yay and Faux Yay that gets thrown out for fangirls, and occasionally uses this site to find fresh material. The only thing she really stays far away from is real person slash.
  • (raises hand slowly) This Troper is a Yaoi Fangirl that leans more toward series that don't have blatant yaoi in it. In other words: I prefer subtext to buttsex. I do enjoy het, though, and some yuri. I'm also prone to shipping OT3s and OT Everyone for the lulz.
  • I found Yaoi when I was ten... "OMG, I'm not supposed to like this, I'm a dude... I can't believe I like this ;_;" I'm 14, and completely over that now though. Slash is a favorite subject of myself and my girlfriend, actually.
  • This troper's best friend is a lesbian and an extreme yaoi fangirl. She likes to talk about it. Quite a bit. In particular, how much it turns her on. As for this (female) troper, she's more into shounen-ai things than flat-out yaoi.
  • This troper is a shonen-ai fangirl. After hearing countless people (Including her thankfully accepting best friend) rant about how crazy and horrible (THEIR WORDS NOT MINE!) yaoi fangirls are, this troper is increasingly reluctant to admit her squee-filled adoring of L/Light and happily ships a crossover crack pairing of two of her own completely straight male novel characters.
  • This troper is a good-writing fanboy? Seriously, he doesn't care if it's Yaoi or Het or weird alien vore fetish. If it's well written he'll read it. Lets face it, Sturgeons Law just says that 10% is good. It doesn't say you'll be able to find it.
    • And it also doesn't say that you'll be able to find it before you die.
  • This troper is a yaoi fangirl. This doesn't stop her from saying that Florania/Lyn and Geoffery/Elincia are Squee-tastic. It just means that her first reaction is "pair the dudes and chicks seperately unless cuteness sez no". Also, she raises you a Genarog/Artur for teh lulz.
  • This troper's deviantart account is a haven of Bishonen and yaoi. I am unashamed in my blatant hunt for hot anime dudes making out. Same goes for fanfiction. I am unrepentant and will scar my male friends to see their horror. I actually took one to see how much bleach yaoi is on ffdotnet.
  • An interesting case. This troper has no problem seeing two gay guys making out with each other in fanart or fanfiction...it's only seeing two firmly established straight guys making out a Squick factor for her.
  • This Troper, while not a full-on Yaoi Fangirl, has a major thing for K/S Slash Fic. Once, eating lunch with a group of friends, I said "Hot Kirk on Spock action is hot." The look on my friends' faces were priceless.
  • This troper is a bit more into Slash than yaoi, but certainly has her OTPs. She isn't one of the scary ones, she promises. She likes het and yuri/femslash, too.
  • This troper was once a pure Het shipper. Not that she dislikes yaoi, but she couldn't see the appeal of it. Then came college, a friend who is a loyal Yaoi Fangirl, and Kyo Kara Maoh. Now she is a Het shipper and a Yaoi Fangirl in different fandoms. And, oh yeah, she also tries spotting real life yaoi in movies and public places too.
  • This troper is reforming. Or trying to reform. Used to be pretty bad, though.
  • This Troper is one, and will probably never reform, much to the disgust of her friends.
  • This Troper is most definitely one, although it's closer to Guy on Guy Is Hot. She's also a Yuri Fan, but not to the extent of Het is Ew. And I promise, I'm not an obsessive fangirl. I am fully aware that the ships won't be coming in anytime soon. Incidentally, I got a male friend hooked on yuri after he asked me what yaoi was. It's a longish story, but if anyone wants to hear it, I'm happy to tell.
  • This troper, a bisexual female, dislikes non-canon yaoi, witch is pretty much 99.9% of it. She can handle it if it where canon like in Gravitation, but when someone pairs two guys that are OBVIOUSLY HETEROSEXUAL...cue me losing my skull. However, she admits to loving yuri. She has nothing at all agenst homosexuality, but sees a HUGE diffrence between it and yaoi. This toper would love to continue and empty her whole mind on the subject, but shes gonna cut it short.
  • This troper, hardcore. I'll admit to feeling Het is Ew, but only for anime/manga, and usually because I strongly dislike the female characters involved (I also get annoyed with live action films, books and video games if I don't like the female half's characterization). It's long and convoluted. I tend to go more for original yaoi stories than slashing, though— I don't like associating with rabid, canon-slashing fangirls. It makes me feel itchy.
  • This troper is an aversion. Though she has no problem with homosexuality, and it will brighten her day to see a gay couple displaying affection in public, she simply does not get how watching a gay romance is any better than watching a hetero romance. Romances in general aren't her thing, but adding the gay element even removes the thought of self-inserting to the female character (yes, ha-ha) because there is no female to self-insert. She can understand Yaoi and Yuri being self-affirming to gays, perhaps, for the same reasons of self-insertion, but simply cannot wrap her head around the idea of why there are so many straight Yaoi Fangirls.
  • I can tolerate yaoi... to a point. There's just one couple that piques my, ahem, interest, but once it gets to... y'know, "mature stuff," I bail out and start cringing from mental images. It's kind of annoying, really.
  • I like yaoi, and my friends know. But then some of them assume that because I like yaoi, I must ship every two guys I see together. I've since gone to pains to explain that just because I don't mind yaoi, it doesn't mean I don't like het. In fact, I don't like being labelled as a yaoi fangirl. It's be like labelling me a het fangirl. I'm just a parings fangirl- gender doesn't matter :D Also, I hate yaoi fanfics where it seems they're women in men's bodies. And I most definately don't squee at real gay people. Have some respect, people... * Goes to read AkuRoku and Artemis/Holly fics*
  • This troperette is DEFINITELY guilty of looking at Axis Powers Hetalia Fan Fic and squealing whenever her OTP AmericaxEngland comes up. Even BETTER if one or both have been genderbent!
  • Miso. Oh, god, so much. She loves real person slash and has written fics drawing off the Ho Yay in bands like Guns N Roses and Aerosmith. She's pretty sure she reached the fangirl stage when she managed to slash Ozzy Osbourne with an OC of hers created for the express purpose of slashing Ozzy Osbourne. Also, every single band she's enjoyed has, at some point, had two or more of its male members paired up together. And put in sexual situations.
  • This Troper is a bisexualYaoi Fangirl, Yuri Fangirl, and Het Fangirl. Her favorite thing to say on the subject matter of Yaoi: "Drawing two guys hugging or kissing is a great way to relieve my stress in school. It also repels all the annoying guys who are trying to flirt with me." The ones who DON'T run away are definitely keepers. ^.^
  • This troper is a straight male. My best friends from college are a gay guy and a Yaoi Fangirl. She mostly keeps that part of her life private except certain situations when it tends to show. The first time I saw her other half was when the two of them causally mentioned one day that she got a new series to watch and asked me to join them. That series happened to be Sukisho and thanks to the effect of the Blue Bishonen Ghetto, I did not realize what I was watching for several episodes (didn't help that I missed the first 2). Upon realizing that the characters I thought were female weren't, it became extremely awkward, but by that point I had already gotten into the plot and wanted to see it through to the end. To this day, I still wonder if it was really the plot that kept me watching it.
    • Join us... Jooooiiiiin uuuuuuusssssss!!!!!
  • This troper just puts everybody in the little black dress. Het, gay, who really cares? At least I know it's not actually canon.
  • This troper is pretty much a very mixed-up example. At first she was very homophobic, but then she liked Adam Lambert on American Idol (Probably mostly because he was in Wicked. ;)) and found out the truth about Albus Dumbledore while watching something on TV. And not too long after that, she became interested in the Muppets, and instantly loved the characters Beaker and Janice, later to find out they were both performed by Richard Hunt, who was gay. After all that, I was much more supportive of it, which being a tween still trying to discover her true inner self led to some confusion, somehow convincing myself that I was a lesbian, then bisexual, and lesbian again, and a few other things before finally learning that asexuality was an option. And now, it seems you just can't listen to this troper's iPod without coming across a song by a gay performer or somebody associated with it among the first ten songs or so.
  • This Troper didn't consider herself a Yaoi Fangirl... Until she started taking her friends advice on TV shows to watch. Now she's a die-hard Doctor/Master shipper. That scene in End of Time when the Doctor called the Master 'beautiful'? She had to bite her knuckles and hide her face in a pillow to keep herself from squee-ing in front of her parents, and even /then/ a squeak came out!
    • Story of my life.
  • This (male) Troper first watched the first episode of Season five of Supernatural with an unrepentant Jensen Ackles fangirl/creepy fetishist. After the scene with the creepy Dean/Sam shipper, I had to actually leave the room, because everytime I looked at my friend for the next few hours, I would burst into uncontrollable laughter.
  • This (male, straight) troper has had a few friends who were this to an unrepentant degree, and over time he's learned to accept it and in the process gain a good knowledge of how the mindset works. Does wonders for freaking out other straight, male friends who are uninitiated.
  • This Troper was a pretty hardcore YAOI Fangirl when she was in high school. She tended to take advantage of the Rule 34 in some cases (though some of it was to gross out my friends) and wrote slash about her friends as a joke. She still does love the YAOI/slash, but she has learned to tone it down in most cases especially when she started to find it in baseball.
  • I too am a mostly straight male, yet I am absolutely ADDICTED to Yaoi! (To me Yuri is okay once in awhile but I have a definite preference for yaoi)
  • This troper is a gay male yaoi fan. Anyone who knows him well knows that he has several organized folders of the stuff by series, then characters. He's especially a fan of all the lovely Dissidia material that popped up around the time the game was released.
  • This Troper's lesbian friend seems to have a fetish for men having gay sex with eachother.
  • I feel bad about adding yet another example to this page, but me, my best friend, and my science teacher are all yaoi fangirls, though I don't mind yuri either. Both of them seem to be a bit iffy on that, but we all adore het as well.
  • My ex girlfriend is this trope personified.
  • This Troper didn't realize how bad her addiction was until she personified her DS and tablet into a yaoi pairing and squeed. DSJonathonxViktorTablet is now her OTP >BI
  • "raises hand" This Troper calls it a Guilty Pleasure, she does not like really hard core yaoi but she admits to like some really weird parings that involve Foe Yay
  • This (bisexual) troper loves well-written slash, and, well — writing slash. And femslash. And het. She also adores Ho Yay and sees it in everything. Eventually she decided that maybe she's just crazy, and she should take her slash-goggles off and attempt to watch a movie with her visiting family without seeing any subtext. The movie? The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. A movie so Ho Yay-riffic it caused her extremely conservative, mildly homophobic father to say, "Wow, he's totally gay for him, isn't he?" *facepalm*
  • This troper used to be a yuri fangirl who honestly didn't get the appeal of yaoi. At the time, she was a member of a forum and roleplayed with around seven other members. One of them created a roleplay forum which this troper joined and now spends most of her time at... and it turns out that a lot of the members and almost all of the most prominent ones are fangirls of just about any kind of pairing, though they have a special love of femboys. This troper now absolutely loves yaoi (while still retaining her love for yuri). She used to think she was asexual, but now she's seriously wondering...
  • Me. Me, me, me, to the point when, two of the boys in my class put their arms around each other in front of me (no, they're not dating), I only resisted the urge to say that it was ADORABLE by tapping out the Master's beat...
  • This troper is a yaoi fanboy. Who started out as a yaoi fangirl. Wrap your mind around that one ;)
  • This Troper fears that she is slowly turning into one. My guy friends often snuggle each other just for kicks and giggles, and while the other girls in our group roll their eyes, I start thinking about what a cute couple they'd make if they were serious. And then, we got these two exchange students - a really buff but sweet guy from Colombia, and a smaller, skinny, childish, and more effeminate guy from France, who quickly became heterosexual life partners ... and, well, is it wrong to secretly ship people you know? xP
  • I used to be a yaoi fan, but while I still support BL pairings I'm now a yuri and het fangirl because the majority of yaoi fangirls and their attitudes make me slightly nauseous. It probably has to do with the people who ship real-life individuals and make no secret of it no matter how uncomfortable they're making their "friends," as well as those who have 'praised' fic with "You should make the guys get together; that girl is such a bitch/slut/whore!" And the ones who insist I'm 'disgusting' for liking yuri/het, while if I don't like their OTP I'm homophobic. I'm bisexual, bitches! I used to like Slash Fic because the pairings were on equal footing; not so much now. Plus I loathe males who might as well be generic females, especially if they were originally written as actual characters rather than expendable ukes. Unfortunately the majority of fic now follows the Japan-standard Masculine Seme x Fragile Uke, often in titles that have no business with gay porn. I'm been wary of reading fic at all since I accidentally read the summary for a Gil x Nemo shotacon fic. The Brain Bleach, it does nothing! I wish I could be part of a fandom without worrying about this type of thing, but all I'm saying is, maybe the negative stereotypes of yaoi fangirls aren't just those damned heterosexual homophobes out to besmirch the good name of BL.
    • This troper is a proud yaoi fanboy that likes yaoi less each day because of everything just said. Yaoi kind of sickens me now, but it's enough of a guilty pleasure that I don't completely hate it. As of late I've been getting into bara because I find it a bit more interesting when I actually has to guess which one's the uke.
  • This Troper is a long-term fanfic writer/reader. This Troper also has a godchild. Said godchild was about 16, and I was over at her house. She and her mom weren't home yet, so I help myself to her manga stash while I was there. So, teenager comes home to find "auntie" reading one of her particularly raunchy selections.Oh my God, Aunt Jessie! What are you doing reading my yaoi?!"Kiddo, I was reading the same crap at your age. We just called it slash. Shall I break out the Bashir / Garak stuff I collected during my time in Star Trek Deep Space Nine fandom? Because I don't think my Blake / Avon stash would be up your alley...
    • This troper thinks your aunt is AWESOME.
  • This troper is more of a Slash Fic fangirl than a Yaoi Fangirl, in that I don't care about the sexy bits. The yaoi genre itself is sometimes annoying, as is the yuri genre. Still, I love slashing pairs of male or female characters, and I seriously just do it because for whatever reason, I find the relationships cuter than het relationships. Traditional romcoms don't do it for me. There are a select few het pairings that I do enjoy, so it's not really a Het Is Ew issue, but I find most het couples annoying - often, one person in the pair was created specifically as a love interest, which lends a certain flatness to the whole thing. I feel this way about most canon couples. Shipping two real characters is far more interesting. Okay, so I may be irrationally obsessed with the gay side of things, but I try not to be too obnoxious about it. ^_^;
    • Okay, and on the subject of real people...guilty. There are two different pairs of guys at school that I secretly pretend are together. Once I wrote fanfiction about them...that thing is never seeing the light of day, though. I don't want to be creepy. They'll never find out. But I can't help but slash what I see.
  • This troper is a well known slasher/yaoi fangirl in my town, though I occasionally like a well written Femslash or Het fic. I can't stand pwp's as most of them tend to be Ikea Erotica and that's just... eww. Oddly, at least as far as the other slash/yaoi fangirls I've talked to are concerned, I'm not a fan of Brokeback Mountain at all; though I despise Het romance movies just as much (with the exception of Officer And A Gentleman). What I really hate is when a long running show with so much shipping potential is just wasted. Like Babylon 5... I can't find fic for ANY of my ships, and though I've written fic for the show I haven't posted it because I'm pretty sure that even if anyone bothers looking for Bab-5 fic anymore no one is going to be looking for a ... Bester/Byron or Vir/Lennier fic (for example). Hell, even the CANON ships were mostly ignored.... * shakes head*
  • This troper is a Yaoi fanboy. It's kind of an odd story as I used to think I was straight, but after spending a little bit too much time on Deviant Art, I'm starting to doubt that... Bizarrely, my sister who is a lesbian, is also a yoai fan...Not quite sure how that works.
  • This Troper is a Ambiguous Lesbian in the eyes of people, but she's also the most hardcore Yaoi Fangirl of her city.Seriously.When I was twelve, my best friend showed me a fanfiction, and recommended me not to read the "lemon" part.Guess what I did.Since then, I shipped my straight OCs together,remodeled one of my original series into a Yaoi, and draw AdellXKurapika like there is no tomorrow.She already got over the Het Is Ew phase, and ships everyone with everyone easily.And my dream is to draw a successful Yaoi doujinshi.
  • This troper loves to see men kiss (for reasons I cannot explain). In fan art and real life.
  • This troper wonders why Yaoi and Yuri are so popular. I'm a heterosexual male, but I don't find Girl On Girl particualarly hot (although I find that TrapxReverse Trap pairings are absolutely hilarious). I mean, if you're a Yaoi Fangirl and you happen to find two guys passionately making out at an anime convention or what have you, you will probably Squee and then...what? They're obviously not interested in you, since they're, you know, gay. Then again, I suppose they could bisexual...Am I just overthinking this whole thing?
    • No, you're not. Men mostly focus on the sexual aspect of homosexuality (hence the shallow acceptance of Lesbians by many) but they mostly don't see that day-to-day interaction between two persons of the same sex who are in an intimate relationship is also something worthy of interest. And for us women, relationship between gay men are a completely unknown thing, a whole new territory to explore without the gender barriers that exist in regular straight relationships.
      • The vast majority of Yaoi Fangirls have a relationship with yaoi as deep as the average straight man's relationship with lesbians: "I love idealized homosex because they are hot and make me hot." Those with connections to shounen-ai/non-porny BL have the same depth of connection as straight girls obsessed with shoujo manga: "So cute! Why can't my life be like this?" To say 'we women' (This Troper included, one supposes) have some kind of love for boundary-breaking, gender-stereotype-defying revolution is to hilariously ignore the vast number of almost offensively trite seme/uke stereotypes - the ukes often portrayed as little more than women with different equipment, often in ways that would get feminists weeping tears of rage if the ukes were female - and the vast majority of fangirls who will squee at anything featuring two or more bishy bodies connected to the appropriate plumbing. A whole new territory to explore? Without the gender barriers of 'regular' straight relationships? A glance at any selection of yaoi will turn up as many tired retreads as any shelf of shoujo, with even more firmly entrenched stereotypes (see: seme/uke). The only way the old "Yaoi is for women who understand and break gender traditions" would be true if more non-stereotypical manga portrayed characters as gay men beyond cliches such as Cute Puppyish One, Cool One With Glasses, Blushy Tsundere, and Secretly Sadistic Superior. That is not the case.
        Interesting note: 'Gay manga' that doesn't follow the non-groundbreaking, non-realistic mold of seme/uke rarely does well with the Fangirl market, generally appealing only to actual gay men and a small following outside the mainstream. Is This Troper saying that people shouldn't enjoy typical yaoi? Not at all. She is, however, saying that you should probably not claim yaoi is 'totally different' from 'men and their cheap lesbian fetish' because 'women are deeper' and 'love yaoi because it breaks stereotypes.' It doesn't. When something becomes mainstream it has its own stereotypes, and for the most part yaoi makes no attempt to break said cliches. Also, lesbians get even less attention than gay males because of their apparent marginalization, which similarly underlines the way that many (though surely not most or all) yaoi fangirls objectify gay men as a result of their habitual objectification of fictional gay men/fictional men they've decided are gay, which is pretty much the exact opposite of that non-shallow interest thing.
        tl;dr: Yaoi itself is neither a bad thing nor a revolution of sexuality, and yaoi is not the same as supporting civil rights/homosexuals in the Real World any more than lesbian porn supports real women in love. Most yaoi fangirls are no more 'deep' and 'philosophically connected' to their gay porn than men are to their lesbian porn, and a good majority of BL simply rehashes hetero cliches for an all-male cast. Given the amount of Het Is Ew and hatred these yaoi fangirls often direct at heroines they perceive as threats to their BL OTP, This Troper sure there's an interesting analysis, but...
      • I applaud you, above troper. I applaud you.
  • hides yaoi pics under bed* This Troper reccommends that men shouldn't look under her bed >W<
  • This troper remembers meeting the president of the * mumblemumble* High School Anime Club. It was an all girls' school. Awesome, I thought. She then told me it was filled with Yaoi Fangirls. Weird, I thought. Especially since it was at a costume party an I was dressed up as L, one of the characters she said they love to ship. She gave me sound advice: if they say they like the character, not the show, they're a fangirl.
    • This happens. As a survivor of a rabid Yaoi Fangirl Swarm - dressed as a character I shall not mention - I can safely say that a high-pitched squeal and/or a gushingly excited "I love him!!" is the cue to politely excuse yourself. Maybe ditch the costume.
  • I ship Flint/Volkner, as well as a few others I'd have to sort through some mental files to recall, and I am not ashamed of it. Except I actually am.
  • ... yeah, this troper is a Yaoi fangirl as well, although I prefer cute cuddling and romance over straightforward sex (which is weird, since I hate watching romance movies or novels) and only a few select pairings. I wouldn't admit it to anyone around me, people think I'm weird enough as it is. Living in a isolated, former Commie Land and highly Japan-ignorant country has left me quite paranoid and discouraged.
  • This troper. She used to hate it but... her hormones kicked in. It kinda of went like this "Ew! That's gross" -> "Meh, people like what they like" -> "...Damn, that's hot *nosebleed*." Though, like the above troper, she prefers cute, cuddly, romance and a few select pairings. She mostly blames Yu-Gi-Oh for this, as it was what got her into it and one of the few series she has favorite yaoi pairings for. (It's all Deathshipping's fault...). She's a huge Covert Pervert too.
  • Ashamedly, this troper used to be deeply against the concept of yaoi. But then I befriended yaoi fangirls and bisexuals, and started stashing Mega Ten fanart from sites (in my defense, these hardly included any shipping) and started to find it increasingly adorable. I've since moved on to reading fanfiction as well, but I've yet to make anything myself. Like the above two, I prefer fluff over anything explicit though. I'm still incredibly picky about what pairings I support, and if you must know, my OTPs are Flynn/Yuri, Ryoji/Minato, and Narumi/Raidou.
  • I love yaoi just as much as most of you, but I came here to say thank you all for not following the Yaoi Fangirl stereotype. There's nothing quite as annoying as finishing something and finding that all people have to say about it is something like KAWAII ^^;;.
    • This. That is all.
  • Oh god in heaven, this troper. She didn't like it during her first foray into fandom, but...well, she blames Ouran High School Host Club. Fast forward today, her favorite Visual Novel is Enzai and she currently has /y/ open in another tab. Life is good. C:
  • This troper's girlfriend. Curiously, she's not really into anal sex, just guys wrestling naked and circle jerks.
  • Raises hand up high* And so are a few of my friends. However my mom discovered my stash (it didn't have porn in it...I'm not that gutsy to print that kind of stuff out) and was perpetually scarred for life by the fact that her sweet, seemingly innocent daughter was into the stuff and ran out of the room screaming "Oh my god" over and over. But then she calmed down after a few minutes and will never look at me, the internet, my friends, Pokemon, and Naruto the same way again.
  • This Troper's sister is a Yaoi Fangirl. When she asked her why, she says that it's fun, the fact that it's two hot men on each other, and that you won't get jealous at looking at them. She still doesn't get Yaoi, though.
  • This bi troper likes Shounen Ai and canonical Ho Yay, but not for the usual reasons. She blames it on the fact that her gay parents are huge advocates for LGBTQQI community and she just likes seeing homosexuality in fiction. Seme/Uke dynamics are a Berserk Button.
    • Thank yoooou~ (Incidentally, if you find any non-stereotypical translated manga, This Troper wouldn't mind some examples... It's getting increasingly hard to find.)
  • This troper only looks at what can be shown in Youtube videos without being flagged and anything outside of the Mature Content filter on DA. Once when her MC filter stopped working, she went on a viewing spree of HTF yaoi. She still moans about how there's not enough of it in the Kim Possible fandom. Same for the KAD fandom, but....
  • This troper has a couple of female friends who are this,. He and his other straight male friends enjoy teasing them with Ho Yay, and even outright groping. He has made more than one of them go nearly mad with the sight of it.
  • This Troper is a slash fangirl, but she's equally fond of het. She's just an all around shipper, really. And hopefully she's one of the saner varities, which is awkward, considering the incredible amounts of HetIsEw there is in her main fandoms...
    • This Troper would like to be friends. Even if we don't share the same fandom, which is likely because Fan Dumb and Het Is Ew chased her out of most, but still. Yay for sane(r) BL fangirls... ?
  • This troper is a Yaoi Fan Shota. God Bless me -bricked-. I love BL, and Yaoi sex, but ...I sorta like seeing them both together? Like innocent and dirty at the same time - it shows off more dynamic then just the bend over thing.
  • I'm a yaoi fangirl. I read tons of the stuff on mangafox and animea.net. Very little fanfics though. (Is that all I need to say?) Do the typical yaoi fangirl stuff that's already mentioned on this page. I don't, however, like really muscular men making out... Oh and I've managed to force two guys into crossdressing as Princess Princess characters (Toru and Yuuijirou to be precise) and pose into positions... And slash is pretty much all I have for the fanart folder of my DA account. What else? ........... *more ellipsis*
    • ... force two guys into crossdressing... pose into positions... Wat? ... You are a bad person. This is not Sarcasm Mode.
  • This troper came out as a Yaoi Fangirl to her (all male) friends in the later part of grade school. The transistion was made infinitely smoother by the fact that some of them were former Yaoi fanboys. Nowadays, I can openly point out Ho Yay during collective anime viewings and the most extreme reaction will be "That's so not canon." How to make this even more improbable? I'm Asexual.
  • This troper is not into anime/yaoi, but is a big slash fangirl and sees plenty of Ho Yay everywhere, including in real life - even in the relationships between the male friend she has had a crush on for years and some of his male friends, former (male) professors, etc. Problematic? Damn right - though to be fair, she strongly suspects this friend really is secretly gay, in which case he must have been interested in someone, right?
  • This troper... Well... About those 200 R-18 yaoi doujins... Ahem. Yup, I like yaoi. But het pairings are fine, too.
  • This troper is not one, but rather his thirteen year old sister is. She is close to him, to the point that she apparently does not find telling the troper about her sexual interests weird at all. I am not making it up. During a few times we have played Super Smash Brothers Brawl, she has said which and what characters she had seen doing it, Slashtasticly. Oh, and my even younger sister, age of eleven, knows about it too (albeit she is not interested in it, thankfully?). But this takes the cake: Miss 13 went to a Anime Con sort-of in Sweden earlier this year with mother, and came home with all these Japanese imported things. Things like an Deathnote, a Link Plush-doll, Hetalia figurines and uh oops a whole suitcase of Yaoi fanfic magazines. I was terrified. Not because that she is a Yaoi Fangirl, as i had known it since before, but How did she manage to buy hentai worth 65 Euro and fill a whole suitcase of it at that young age?!
    • It turns out that in Sweden, there is no age restriction for buying porn, and no law against underaged people using it either. So she bought for all the money it was worth while she had the chance. Now all the magazines are residing in the attic in peace, because our parents never saw them.
  • This Troper does not SQUEE without due decree. She managed to buy some of the original yaoi doujins that ran the famous (to Naurto yaoi shippers from 2003-2006) Zettai-Hentai website. Definite Squee. A piece of history, with cherish my precious action going on. The owner of Z-H is really awesome. /fangasm.
  • This troper is a Yaoi Fangirl, but oddly only for certain pairings. She loves Speedy/Aqualad but abhors Aragorn/Legolas. She also has a thing for gays in general. (Oh, Justin...)
  • This troper is a yaoi fanboy, and a straight Asexual one at that. He's very picky with his yaoi and shonen-ai though, disliking a majority of the tropes oh so familiar in the genre; he can only name two shonen-ai series he's actually liked (Arashi No Yoru Ni and Rin!). Thus, he usually ships in non-yaoi series. He's more so a Yuri Fan though, especially since it lacks so many of the tropes he hates in yaoi and changes them into desirable ones.
  • This troper is a proud Yaoi Fanboy who has a massive stockpile of yaoi doujins on his PC, and loves to ship Ho Yay pairings. However, he is rather leery of several cliches of the genre, particularly the Seme/Uke dynamic and the overuse of Rape Is Love. He prefers his yaoi consensual and kinky, with both participants enjoying the act. Also, he likes bisexual characters.
  • This troper used to like only canon shounen-ai and strictly that—I will not touch any manga/fanfiction/anime that is PWP (like Man's Best Friend). And then I had a conversation with a Deviant Art friend about the massive Ho Yay in Kingdom Hearts. Now I ship Axel/Roxas, Riku/Sora, and Zexion/Demyx. I don't even know where the last pairing came from! Then again, I tend to give my favorite characters the Little Black Dress...
  • This troper isn't even sure why she's posting, since it's been stated about fifty times over— but is far more interested in the "Aww" factor than anything more... intimate. She finds it amusing that she went from having a "I hope nobody finds out" mindset to being a Covert Pervert everywhere but online... where it's quite obvious where her interests lie.
  • WHOOOOSH!!!!! *raises hand* I raise hands for me and my absent comrades in the yaoi association. I'm a lot more picky with my yaoi pairings, though. I gotta see it before I believe it, whereas her fellow yaoi fangirls normally flock anything that's guy-on-guy. The best part? I get to creep out a huge majority of the male population in school when they ever try to bully me!
  • The best grade this troper's ever gotten in 12th grade English was writing an in-depth essay arguing that Horatio was Hamlet's real love interest. Naturally the teacher was a female graduate from UC Santa Cruz!
  • Not gonna lie, this female troper is a huge yaoi fangirl. But also an aversion, as I like het and yuri just as much, my yaoi fangirl tendancies are just far more noticable. I also have the luck of dating a bisexual guy, so we both get the best of both worlds as far as we're concerned.
  • This troper is a occasional lurker of /y/ and loves PWP fanfics of her favorite series. Whatever you do though, don't look at my internet history. Just don't.
  • Yo dawgs, I heard y'all like yaoi, so we put your seme inside your uke so you can squee while you squee.
  • This Troper is a weird case. She really likes seeing two hot men make out, to the point of preferring gay porn to straight, but absolutely can't stand watching or reading BL romances. It's just boring. Even more, she has a hard time relating to gay characters in fiction (but not bi) and tries to avoid stories that center on them. And the total prevalence of slash over het in many fandoms does bug her quite a bit (although, thankfully, most of the time there is enough het as well). She doesn't mind Ho Yay, though: it's kinda funny if you don't take it seriously.
  • This troper knows two yaoi fangirls. Oddly, both of them are squicked by actual gay porn.
    • Because they're real gays? (Well, live-action gays anyway, as opposed to drawn and perfect ones?)
    • Or you're like me, who is just squicked out at the idea of fetishizing a real person. Weirdly enough this tropette calls herself an asexual bisexual, a person who likes both genders to a degree but doesn't like people enough to ever get into a relationship. She thinks this is the real reason why she only likes animated guys.
  • This troper is a Yaoi fangirl but not to the point where she can watch male gay porn or read hardcore gay fanfic porn, but that's only because she can only watch porn if there are no men involved, and she just can't read any form of porn fic, regardless of whos in it because she always feel slightly awkward. Let's just say she enjoys Ho Yay. I actually did something quite Yaoi one time at the movies where there was this guy sat next to me who was SO LOUD and talking throughout the film, and after it I was going to tell him how rude he was ... but then he kissed his boyfriend and they walked out holding hands. I melted into a puddle of forgiveness.
  • This troper suspects one of his friends of being one. And also of being a fuckwad. And the most fucked up part? He's a dude.
    • This just in: I just realized he isn't either.
  • I have never met a girl obsessed with male/male sex. Even most guys i know just think girl/girl is awesome instead of obsessing over it. I think i'm lucky for that. Though i did know a friend of the family who thought every guy that was single must be gay, so that's sorta the same.
  • This tropette doesn't quite consider herself a Yaoi Fangirl, given that she doesn't watch anime or read manga, but she does read and write Slash Fic, largely (though not entirely) because she finds guy on guy hot. I do love Ho Yay and Foe Yay, and will Squee over it. That being said, I also have tons of het ships, a few femslash (though that is rarer), and even a couple OT3s. I will Squee over any of my favorite pairings being adorable, no matter the genders involved. I like my fic heavy on character development, storytelling, and good grammar, and generally despise PWP. In-character writing is, in my humble opinion, the central aim and crowning achievement of good Fan Fic, and so I really dislike shoehorning characters into Seme and Uke roles. In my mind, there's no point to the romance if they don't act like themselves, because the way their personalities interact and complement each other should be the focus of the attraction. If you have to make them someone else to make the relationship work, the story loses its grounding in canon and becomes original work (and not very creative original work at that) with familiar names pasted in. I also do not ship real people beyond the normal "are they dating? They'd be cute together!" thoughts, which, if they apply, are not specific to a particular sexuality. To sum up: people are people, and if they are fictional people, I will often ship them with those other fictional people with whom they have good chemistry, but never at the price of turning them into totally different, cookie-cutter people. If that makes any sense.
  • I don't know where on the spectrum this puts me, but while I support real-life gay rights and don't consider gay romance storylines in professional works to be any different from het romance storylines good or bad, I have no interest in yaoi or slash in fanfiction. Maybe it's because of Sturgeons Law or maybe it's because of how my primary fandom is absolutely saturated with it, but I guess I'm burned out on it. I'll cop to being turned on by live action gay porn, though.
  • This Troper is such a yaoi fangirl that she actually got turned on by meatspin.c*m
  • This troper doesn't consider herself a yaoi fangirl, to be quite honest, despite being sort of irrevocably linked to the fandom. (Co-run a m/m tumblr, moderate a yaoi/BL guild on Gaiaonline, write occasional m/m fiction.) This is because (excuse my language) I think many if not all of the common elements of yaoi are complete bullshit. I have tried reading yaoi manga, but my opinion on it is that it's uninteresting underlyingly sexist unappealing rubbish. And keep the dang tropes out of the Western fandom. Now that I'm finished hating on yaoi, I would explain that I am fond of slash, femslash and het, and find the relationship dynamics generally the most interesting part. I'm not so hot on the actual porn, but fond of a kink or fetish or two. But objectifying real people = major no no. I do my best to write credible, unstereotypical characters and plots in my original m/m fiction but have major hang-ups and entitlement issues regarding same. By which I mean I don't even feel entitled to do what I do in writing. Because objectification and fetishization of real sexualities? Creepy. I feel like a creeper. Even if it's fiction.
  • This troper will openly admit to being not only a Yaoi Fangirl, but a Yuri Fangirl, mostly because she has serious Squick upon seeing/reading Doujin/Fanfics/Fanart with heterosexual sex. God knows why. She also draws and writes her own slash, mostly because a lot of the pairings she really likes are somewhat hard to find. But when I do find them, expect much squee. (Private squee, though.)
  • This Troper had a difficult time getting dates in high school due to just about every girl who found him attractive having the tendency to try pairing him off with other guys. Can't imagine why.. Despite not being into that (at the time), he did an unconscionable amount of encouragement. My obvious masochistic tendencies probably didn't lessen the speculation.
  • This Troper is a Fujoshi, and I have absolutely no shame about it. I've not gotten around to writing anything smutty, but I HAVE written a shit-ton of shonen-ai. And you know what, my boyfriend doesn't mind - it's not like the things he reads are any better. On the other hand, I do severely dislike a lot of the dynamics and stereotypes that I often find in yaoi manga - I dislike the idea that even in gay relationships there needs to be a man and a woman, or that rape can be excused using "love". Because of this, I tend to prefer slash fiction, and most of my OTP's fit the Seme/Seme dynamic more. A part of me also wants to try reading Bara because of this - also, because manly gay bear sex sounds awesome.


 

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