Re: [Yuricon] Re: do yuri relationships have to be canon?
Makes alot of sense actually.
-Shannon Ami, the other conversation stopper
Johnathan Davis <BenalishSiward@...> wrote:
Here I am to end another perfectly good discussion on this list.
(I've learned everytime I respond to something, everyone stops talking about
it. And I've also learned that if I bring something up or do a report,
noone comments. Oh, well, the life of pretty much the only male
At the Katsucon 9 Yaoi/Yuri panel, we had a pretty heated discussion on the
topic of Canon and non-Canon Yaoi/Yuri couples. And we had many for "Canon
Only" and many for "non-Canon, please."
I put down my opinion, which is (as I believe it to be) pragmatic of the
situation and fairly accomodating for both sides. Honestly, I think Canon
coupling should definately be included (thank god for Haruka and Michiru, my
favorite canon couple of them all, straight or gay). However, I think that
if a fic writer can either point out the evidence in the thoughts or
feelings of the characters, or provide a natural progression, it should be
Stuff like "Oh, in the series [So and so] gave a slightly positive (if seen
in the right light) glance at [Other So and so], therefore, they belong
together" need not apply. I mean, stuff like growing close during tense
moments. Stuff where even adversaries and rivals can grow close, if united
against a common enemy (most often death).
I also like the idea of creating a post-story or a story within a series
that happened between episodes (for those series that don't have a non-stop
thing, where there are long downtimes), especially if it provides the stage
for growth within relationships (which'll eventually end up in sex).
Of course, you can ignore my opinion, but many people who were at the panel
agreed that if it's REASONABLE or can be MADE reasonable, it can and should
be done. Of course, for those who were at my panel...just remember what can
happen if you ignore my advice. People will make more PalmerxHeidegger.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE for the love of Yaoi/Yuri and all things sacred, don't
let this be the end of discussion. At lease post an "okay. we heard you",
so I know I'm actually alive and not in some weird Lain-knockoff dream
thinking I'm in the "wired" and hanging with God.
(The Chicken Man)
PS: Yuricon Staff who were at Katsucon 9, please e-mail me. I lost your
e-mails on my transit home from the convention, and I'm looking for
references so I can do the panel at other cons.
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