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Author has written 3 stories for Manga.
Pen-name: Sekaii 世界い
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I am primarily a Boy's Love writer. I used to write supernatural romance, but I've found my passion lies in Boys Love. My SmackJeeves account is a little out of date, and hopefully some time soon, I will be able to update it.
Random things about me: I love writing, but it's difficult for me to stick with one story for an extended period of time. So far my longest running and most involved project is my BL story Junjou Yume No Koi. I'm just now posting the written chapters. I love music. I can't go for very long without my headphones. My itunes library currently has about 1570 songs from cds and downloads. I'm also considering making playlists for my stories so that people can get the moods I've been in while writing.
My current project: Junjou Yume No Koi is my love child. It started out with my love for BL and shounen ai. I wanted to give the genre a try. It was a major change from my usual stories about vampires and magic and whatever, so it was a little unorganized in the begining, but that's what made it so much fun. After many months, I think I've developed the plot to a point where I can extend the story into a long epic saga, or cut it off when I am comfortable with the relationship of my characters. My goal is to take the story that I've written and turn it into a successful webcomic.
Why I love Boy's Love: I seem to be drawn to that genre because most other romances (within the genre that I like) seem repetative, and there is never a good reason for the protagonists to not be together. In (good) shounen ai, there are various legitamate problems that can stand in the way of a good relationship between the characters. There are questions of identity, morality, often the characters have a prejudiced parent or loved one that they must overcome, or if none of this, the characters atleast face the judgment of the outside world. On top of that, Japan does not recognize any kind of romantic relationship between homosexuals as being legitimate. The culture also usually causes the characters to be very reserved and private about their relationship. It isn't like a shoujo manga where the boy and girl just have to admit that they have a mutual like for one another and go out on a date.
What I dislike about Boy's Love: I will be one of the first to admit that Shounen ai and yaoi both have their stereotypical shortcomings. They can tilt the story one of two ways: they can make it cute and lovely, or they can irritate me to no end. The first flaw is this: "In yaoi/shounen ai, an acceptable way to begin a relationship is to forcibly have sex with an apparently unwilling partner. Remember: No means yes. They'll like it in the end." Again, this flaw goes both ways. On one hand, there are things like "Okane ga Nai" where the Seme repeatedly rapes the Uke because Seme-san is oh so in love, while the reader has a difficult time in telling whether the uke likes or dislikes this rape. It causes the story's progression to get a bit muddled and confusing, especially when the Uke says "I'm not gay" halfway through the series. On the other hand, there are things like Junjou Romantica, where the Seme comes onto the uke as previously described. The difference here is that in Junjou Romantica, the author addresses this first encounter again after the pair has had a decent amount of time to build up a relationship. The Uke admits that, although their relationship began with an unpleasant encounter like that, he didn't come to like the Seme because of the sex, nor because he was the first. He likes the Seme because he is who he is. When asked about other men, the Uke responds with distaste, making it clear that had another person been the pervert, it would have been a major issue. The other problems include but are not limited to: The shota-looking girly ukes that cry all the time at everything, the jerky, unlikable seme characters, the fact that every female character is portrayed as the annoying bubbly happy fun girl or a slut, the creepy, controling nature of the relationships, and the shortness of the stories! (I'm not going to lie and say that I hate all of these things with a passion, because there are times when I just want to read things like this. I just get tired of it sometimes.)
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