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LilyChan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:44 am Reply with quote
Huh, I knew that yaoi was popular there, but not THAT popular! :0

And yes. We do like Ron and Harry playing with their wands a whole different way. >Anime hyper;;;
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manafairy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:38 am Reply with quote
It was a fine article and all, but:
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Although Boy's Love extends into comics, manga, novels and computer games, they all share the common trait of being what are called dojinshi

Huh? There are no professionally published yaoi titles? That's pretty interesting considering there's more than one official yaoi manga anthology. I know a good deal of it is, indeed, doujinshi, but certainly not all of it. That line just bothered me for some reason....
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linlinchan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:55 pm Reply with quote
manafairy wrote:
It was a fine article and all, but:
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Although Boy's Love extends into comics, manga, novels and computer games, they all share the common trait of being what are called dojinshi

Huh? There are no professionally published yaoi titles? That's pretty interesting considering there's more than one official yaoi manga anthology. I know a good deal of it is, indeed, doujinshi, but certainly not all of it. That line just bothered me for some reason....


It's good that it bothers you, because it's a mistake. Anything officially published by a company is NOT Doujinshi, and as most people are aware, there are entire companies which make a fair deal of money just for publishing BL titles.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:08 pm Reply with quote
manafairy wrote:
Huh? There are no professionally published yaoi titles? That's pretty interesting considering there's more than one official yaoi manga anthology. I know a good deal of it is, indeed, doujinshi, but certainly not all of it. That line just bothered me for some reason....


Doujinshi = "Self Published", it doesn't mean "non-professional".

Many professional manga artists (ie: Yoshitoshi ABe) publish Doujinshi as well as their non-doujinshi manga.

Nonetheless, the article is wrong on that point.

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manafairy



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:12 am Reply with quote
tempest wrote:

Doujinshi = "Self Published"

I'm well aware. By "not professionally published" I meant "not published through a professional publisher but by one's self" not "published by amateurs" or anything to that affect. I guess I'll just chalk it up to bad wording on my part Anime dazed
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studioplugnplay



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:46 am Reply with quote
This is the most hostile and ill informed article I've ever read. Shame on the reporter. Did he just not bother to do his research?

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