Forum › Definition of Yuri. What it is and what isn't.

Nearl%202
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The discussion started here so in order to not derail thread more (and since even when I asked to twice, nobody bothered to created new thread, and kept on spamming in Swap Swap) I created proper thread for this and any future discussion on supposedly vague boundaries of Yuri.

(BTW. For me it is females loving females, idk why it is so hard for some...)

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none posted:

Our topic, however, is the nested box.

moguTL posted:

Everything can change depending on your reference frame.

Which is why I talked about the bigger box, the small box inside becomes meaningless if the bigger box changes it's result.

Nya-chan posted:

That's how the yuri wave function collapsed in Stretch.

We read it to the end, the box was opened, and yuri was, indeed, dead.

It's all Shou fault, he's the harbinger of the yuri apocalipse.

Nevri posted:

I don't remember how it started, but now I want it to end. Seriously go and make new thread or stop now (and I mean everyone taking part in discussion). From 8 pages, 5 are about true meaning of Yuri.

Nya-chan posted:

But we can never really know the true form of yuri. We are in a dark cave, and only seeing an image of yuri projected from a computer screen.

I'm not sure Plato mixes well with quantum physics.

Yuri is everywhere and nowhere, it always existed and will always exist, it's beyond our understanding, we cannot grasp the true form of yuri.

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Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

(sorry)

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Norainhere Uploader
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one thing we can hopefully agree on is that shoujo ai and yuri are the same thing

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

Shoujo ai doesn't exists. On dynasty at least.

last edited at Dec 21, 2015 3:18PM

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Norainhere posted:

one thing we can hopefully agree on is that shoujo ai and yuri are the same thing

Nearl%202
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Norainhere posted:

one thing we can hopefully agree on is that shoujo ai and yuri are the same thing

I have no idea what is the similarity between love between 2 females and being called pedophile

Norainhere Uploader
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Sorry, what I meant was that what westerners call shoujo ai is the same thing, right?

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one thing we can hopefully agree on is that shoujo ai and yuri are the same thing

Norainhere posted:

one thing we can hopefully agree on is that shoujo ai and yuri are the same thing

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-44GZwoRG_mE/UTOoov9-kHI/AAAAAAAAABA/u74ABm-DFhM/s1600/double_facepalm.jpg)

Oh joy, I'm gonna love this thread

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To be fair, a fairly large number of the Japanese terms used among western fans are either extremely outdated or outright wrong or never actually existed in Japan.

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

it's what some people decided to call some kind of yuri-light. That label is randomly applied to some stories that are labeled yuri in other places so it's hard to make head or tail of it. So let's stick to yuri and let's forget about that other label.

Nezchan Moderator
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Shoujo Ai should refer to stuff like Oshikko Sensei and that hung like a horse one.

+1 to make a tag just for toddlercon with that name.

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Norainhere posted:

Sorry, what I meant was that what westerners call shoujo ai is the same thing, right?

Yes and no, they also tag as shoujo ai things that are just subtext instead of yuri, so shoujo ai is not always yuri, but sometimes is yuri.

Nya-chan posted:

it's what some people decided to call some kind of yuri-light. That label is randomly applied to some stories that are labeled yuri in other places so it's hard to make head or tail of it. So let's stick to yuri and let's forget about that other label.

This, we should start the yuri revolution!

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When I said "same thing", I didn't mean the Japanese definition of the word "shoujo-ai" which I know is NOT the same as yuri and means "liking young girls", sorry for the confusion.

Nearl%202
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Norainhere posted:

Sorry, what I meant was that what westerners call shoujo ai is the same thing, right?

The difference according to them is how far girls go, Yuri contains sex and adult content unlike Shoujo Ai that keep it hidden (like normal Shoujo stories tends to). Yes, in that sense they mean the same, so more the reason to just use word Yuri.

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Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

When I said "same thing", I didn't mean the Japanese definition of the word "shoujo-ai" which I know is NOT the same as yuri and means "liking young girls", sorry for the confusion.

I commend you for derailing the thread at post #4. That was a noteworthy performance.

But let's get back on the yuri track!

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Nevri posted:

The difference according to them is how far girls go, Yuri contains sex and adult content unlike Shoujo Ai that keep it hidden (like normal Shoujo stories tends to). Yes, in that sense they mean the same, so more the reason to just use word Yuri.

It's a lot more simple and straightforward if we just stick to "yuri" anyways since the distinction between what people consider shoujo ai and yuri varies greatly depending on where you go.

Nezchan Moderator
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Norainhere posted:

Sorry, what I meant was that what westerners call shoujo ai is the same thing, right?

The difference according to them is how far girls go, Yuri contains sex and adult content unlike Shoujo Ai that keep it hidden (like normal Shoujo stories tends to). Yes, in that sense they mean the same, so more the reason to just use word Yuri.

So basically so-called "Shoujo Ai" in the Western sense is what (some) people in the other thread define "Yuri" to be, while what Westerners call "Yuri" is what one person described as "political" and another described as "lesbian porn".

Got it.

It's a lot more simple and straightforward if we just stick to "yuri" anyways since the distinction between what people consider shoujo ai and yuri varies greatly depending on where you go.

Not even that, a lot of individual people seem to have their own personal definitions.

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Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

Nuhu... lesbian porn is not yuri.

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When I said "same thing", I didn't mean the Japanese definition of the word "shoujo-ai" which I know is NOT the same as yuri and means "liking young girls", sorry for the confusion.

I commend you for derailing the thread at post #4. That was a noteworthy performance.

But let's get back on the yuri track!

Don't worry, someone'll bring the shōjo-ai thing again on page 2 or 3.

Nezchan Moderator
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Nuhu... lesbian porn is not yuri.

As I said, some individuals have their own personal definitions.

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Nya-chan posted:

Nuhu... lesbian porn is not yuri.

Nezchan posted:

As I said, some individuals have their own personal definitions.

No no, lesbian porn only when it's real people, in manga it's always yuri unless it involve a penis, unless the penis belongs to the girl, than it can be called yuri, althought it's not yuri but futa.
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Nezchan posted:

Shoujo Ai should refer to stuff like Oshikko Sensei and that hung like a horse one.

+1 to make a tag just for toddlercon with that name.

That's not a bad idea...

Nezchan posted:

It's a lot more simple and straightforward if we just stick to "yuri" anyways since the distinction between what people consider shoujo ai and yuri varies greatly depending on where you go.

Not even that, a lot of individual people seem to have their own personal definitions.

Yuri can be anything involving two close girls, just lesbian, just subtext, or nothing at all, yuri potential is endless.

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I'm learning a lot today.

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Nuhu... lesbian porn is not yuri.

As I said, some individuals have their own personal definitions.

Porn is what I don't like, as opposed to erotica, which is porn I like.

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

So we all agree that yuri comes exclusively from Japan and that anything else is just a cheap imitation.

I'm looking at you, FF, Lily Love and Tamen De Gushi.

See? I can do it too.

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