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xdinoxcorex

As an author of all kinds of yaoi stories (most of which are in the making XD), I want to know what everyone thinks about good yaoi stories. What makes them? What breaks them? Any opinions are strongly encouraged.

--Jess

8/2/2008 #1
Fictatiousrambler

Personally I think that the makings of a truely good story is if the person who is writing it knows where they are going with it and manages to keep on track of what they are trying to say. It also helps if the characters are made to seem real and built up to a more 3D image rather than a flat and impersonal image. I also think that too much stereotyping can ruin a story if it is used incorrectly.

8/6/2008 #2
xdinoxcorex

Actually, it's kind of funny that you would say that you like it when the author knows where they're story is going, because I more or less never have any idea where any of my stories are going. I just like to make it up as I go along. I mean, I have a basic plan but as for adding small details and side relationships and all that...Yeah, that's all adlibbed XDD

8/7/2008 #3
Fictatiousrambler

I don't mind that as much I guess, but it bugs me when people have random chapters that end up destroying the plot because they didn't think the chapter through all the way before uploading them. You can be reading a really good story and then have one chapter ruin it for you.

8/7/2008 #4
Kalista Jia

uke that is not weak and dependable.

I am like goo (effiminated or women) power. I dont like it when people think thin or women are weak. They can pwn ur ass!

Seme... well he can be evil (LOL evilness) or considerateful. Anyway I mostly love Seme.

8/14/2008 #5
PencilSketchS

I agree with nt having a weak and clingy person. And though I do like a good strong seme character taking charge I also like it when the character interactions are complicated and don't stick to seme-uke or when their roles are reversed every now and then. A good plot line with good character developement and a dash of either comedy or angst depending on the story, and lots of feeling, that's what I like in a good yaoi story. And by feeling I don't mean mushiness, just some real human emotion, having a cynical character, or a playful one, or a stuffy one or whatever and just having those clashes of perspective. Mmm, or something like that :)

4/27/2009 #6
BillNye

Seme on retired Seme all the way. woot woot!

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4/29/2009 #7
B-Rated

what makes a good yoai story. in my opinion- details, details, DETAILS. Yummy boys are having smex i want more than just thrust, fuck, thank you Chuck.

What breaks 'em... the use of weird analogies and funny words (ex. juices, someone's used it). I also don't like them to be gritty and dirty yeah that's what it is sometimes but come on there is a thing as too much.

6/30/2009 #8
Palm Tree

Personally, I look for a damn decent plot. I mean, something that's believable and engaging and original. Most yaois are obviously just a lame excuse to put two boys in bed and that's officially annoyed me to no end. At the same time, I utterly hate the whiny ukes that have absolutely no depth whatsoever. I can handle clingy, what I can't is denial. Those ukes that still refuse to admit that they're in a gay relationship even /after/ they've done the do (not to mention said the "L" word) fifty-baejillion times are the worst of them all. On the other hand, most semes are just fine. I also prefer good, poetic sex that cleverly avoids using those painfully blunt words, something that still provokes a blush but isn't outright filthy.

7/28/2009 #9
B-Rated

YES! i agree with eyerthing you just said. but sometimes i don't mind the obvious words it depends on how it's written i guess.

7/28/2009 #10
Palm Tree

I'm glad I'm agreed with. x3 Though, I do I see what you mean. Like, I guess the wording should match the mood of the actual scene. Like, if it's love, it should be poetic however, if it's back-alley rape, the blatant and crude would probably be much more appropriate. I guess I just adore the actual love too much. :)

7/28/2009 #11
xdinoxcorex

You all are being really helpful. And the back-alley rape thing made me crack up hahaha. And this is especially awesome because I'm currently trying to write a sex scene (and failing at it, by the way). So thank you all hahaha :)

8/2/2009 #12
B-Rated

The mood can be reflected in the setting too. Like the time of day and the weather and such. The key thing is to add detail because otherwise it will be read really fast (you usually read faster than you write) unless you want a 'thrust-fuck-thank you chuck' type of deal... those are fun too.

8/2/2009 #13
Palm Tree

Well, I'm glad to be of service, Dino. 8D Better yet, it seems as though B is just pouring out useful advice so I'm sure you'll be able to write up something delicious in no time. If I can think of anything that could possibly be useful, I'll be sure to post it.

8/2/2009 #14
eikokazama

Well, the Seme in my story is really nice... is that a problem?o.O I don't think so. That can make an yaoi story good also, no? And the uke in my story acts as a seme sometimes. I think this can make a story continue... mine did. O....O

1/11/2010 #15
BeeBear-Chick

Well! What I look for in a story first off, proper grammar, no rushing along things. I don't want to be assaulted with randomized porn second chapter just because 'theys falls in luv gets it ons forevers' sorta thing. I love me some conflict! Building up to that moment means more to me than anything, and there must be fluff. Soft spongy fluff. I also really enjoy 'out of the box' romances. Like, not the generic hot boy, hot boy, we're in love. How bout some MAN lovin's? Throw some hair on that chest! Give him a BEARD! Skinny mini bottom? Lets beef him up! There. Man lovin's. This post has gotten so strange.

Summary, grammar and unoriginality breaks it. I like plot, fluff, and not the same generic skinny arse boys.

Anyone agree?

10/4/2011 #16
MagicalWinry

"Tribal Relations" by Divanora

Despised by his own tribe, Keil's life only gets worse when he's captured by a neighbouring enermy tribe and mistaken for a woman. He is forced to hide his true gender in hopes of escaping and returning home.

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2805193/1/Tribal-Rel ations

7/8/2013 #17
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