then the wonderful noa-chan colored it:
then this comment was made:
Dan-Sama @ 2003-07-21 21:10:13
Call me a HomoPhobe but I am quite disgusted with this. What is yaoi exactly? because this is two young boys, totally nude, and one is hugging the others pelvis section?
so i replied with:
yume @ 2003-07-21 21:55:51
"What is yaoi exactly? because this is two young boys, totally nude, and one is hugging the others pelvis section?"
Yaoi is a Japanese term bastardized by westerners as a catch-all for any male/male relationship (both sexual and non-sexual). Most people only use the term yaoi when referring to a sexual scene. And since sex is not being depicted here it more accurately falls under the category of BL (Boys Love) or Shounen-ai. This is usually a depiction of two male characters in a semi-romantic situation or exhibiting a strong relationship.
On a personal note *being the person that drew this* this is only a picture of two guys. It was your mind that instantly went to "gay sex" so you might want to take a closer look at yourself before condemning others. :)
this is from the OC chat:
[22:02] Kaiser-chan Well, Yume, the sweat running off the guys does make it look a little odd, though, I've got to admit, that, I did find myself rathering that there was still the old feature to mark a picture as adult.
[22:02] * Dan-Sama is still disgusted by the picture ;)
[22:04] Kaiser-chan Eh, I guess so. Most of the stuff in the bedroom disgusts me, to put it frankly. (It's like running through my squicks...) And the problem with anything controversial like that, is the natural "Ick factor".
[22:05] Kaiser-chan 'lo DS!
[22:05] Dan-Sama I know I'ma get in trouble with this... -so your saying, if his hand/mouth isn't directly in contact with the others private, then it aint sexual?
[22:06] uriel the image is going to be removed
[22:06] Kaiser-chan I guess that's the current running description, though the Stove's description of Shonen-ai is different.
[22:07] Kaiser-chan . Shonen ai is fine to draw in here but try to keep it to hugging, romantic gazes, light kisses etc.
[22:08] Kaiser-chan I hope that doesn't sound rude, Yume-san. It's a totally gorgeous picture.
[22:08] uriel the image is going to be removed
from the OC FAQ:
What kind of artwork is not allowed?
You are not permitted to draw images of excessive violence, self-mutilation, excessive gore (subject to the moderator's discrettion), defecation, of vulgar nature, explicit nudity (except where permitted). This will also extend to anything promoting hate, intolerence and discrimination of all types.
from the stove's in-room rules:
Shonen ai is fine to draw in here but try to keep it to hugging, romantic gazes, light kisses etc.
i guess it's too bad that this rule: "This will also extend to anything promoting hate, intolerence and discrimination of all types." only applies to art work and not comments/chat.