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Slash over Yaoi by Kellatrix Slash over Yaoi by Kellatrix
Heck, I don't know why. I just never find myself using the term 'yaoi' anymore, unless it's a DMP yaoi manga, which I almost never read anymore because I haven't read a good one since Jazz ended. They all seem the same now.

Also, if it's anime or manga, then it's yaoi or shounen-ai. If it's not anime or manga, it's slash.

So yes. The term 'Star Trek yaoi' makes my eye twitch a bit.
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JustDoItMarshall Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
same here, bro.
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Chocolatebunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Well in my case I prefer call it slash to everything.

Even is it an Anime/manga or is it a television show/book/cartoon/etc.

:+fav: C:.
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SoldierofFortune Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
This stamp is far better than one of mine. And has generated far less drama. :)
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er, I wonder how many people who use the term Yaoi know that it refers specifically to male-on-male Manga/Anime where sex and nudity are the primary driving force. Rather than plot or character development. It's an abbreviation for No plot, no climax, no point. Or something similar. Basically, it's gay porn written for straight people to read/watch.

While Slash means fan pairing that didn't really exist in the original plot (Fan shipping) or which didn't work out, regardless of gender?
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I believe you to be right about the yaoi terminology, but I must disagree with your definition of slash.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disagree, in what way?
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I have never heard of slash being used as a term that wasn't related to male/male relationships.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, that's probably just the particular fan fiction websites that you're looking on.

Slash was originally only for men, then came FemSlash. Now Slash is used for either. It doesn't always have to be same sex, either. It is sometime also used for heterosexual pairings, too. There used to be a long list of Kim/Ron slash fiction from Disney's Kim Possible. Then Disney made their relationship official. So I'm not sure if the term applies to that any more.

The more generic term is Shipping or Fan Shipping. This is basically any relationship between two fictional characters that goes beyond what's shown in the official version. It's often used for Anime more than American cartoons, I think.
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The-Wall-flower Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
P.S

Awesome stamp. xD
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The-Wall-flower Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I hardly ever use the term Yaoi anymore, unless I'm referring to man-on-man PWP from Japan. Personally, I prefer the terms BL, ML, GLBTQ, and so on. Slash also works, though I mainly use that one for fanwork rather than original.
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