The term ‘fujoshi’ may have started off with negative connotations but now it isn’t rare to see one proudly refer to herself as such. Fujoshi are sometimes seen just as female ‘otaku’, but in reality the term is most often meant for the ones who like BL and who pair up even the straightest guys in their favorite anime and manga just to get the perfect coupling. The male equivalent to ‘fujoshi’ is a ‘fudanshi’—a boy who loves BL.
I am a fujoshi, but one of a more ‘hardcore’ BL variety. (Or yaoi, as it’s often called in English fandom.) I don’t pair up boys who’re in anime and manga only because I don’t read much shounen manga and I don’t watch anime. (I also do not pair up my real-life male friends or giggle at every gay couple I see on the street but okay.) But I do read insane amounts of actual BL manga and original doujinshi. And I’m not really apologetic about it. BL has been something I’ve liked since I was around 11 years old (from when I actually did watch anime) so it’s hard to get embarrassed about it anymore. I like the filthy, pointless, plotless sex scenes with the quick-to-cry uke and rich, snobby seme. I like the ‘real gay’ BL stories by Yamashita Tomoko, the fluffy sex stories by Ootsuki Miu, the serious, dark stories by Aniya Yuiji. Though I do acknowledge many of the ideas in BL do have many flaws, I like the entire genre as a whole—I find it and its fandom to be very interesting.
Which is why I waste countless hours looking up new information and stories and artists, which is where this blog comes into play—created out of my pitiful and pointless passion for all things BL, this blog was started in late November of ’09 if only because I didn’t have many ‘BL friends’ and needed somewhere, anywhere, to flail about my weird little hobby. Hopefully it’ll be at least vaguely interesting for other people to read as well.
One the more personal front: my name for this blog is ‘ふう子’ but you can also call me Ami (my real name) if that’s what strikes your fancy. I am possibly the world’s most anticipated up-and-coming crazy cat lady and I would love to name my glorious Wagahai the mascot of this blog if only she had more pep. I love sweets and could thus lovingly be called Chubs McGee because I sadly do not like diets. I am pansexual and spend much of my political time set aside to read about women’s issues and sex politics. Other than BL manga I like scrapbooking, teacups, social documentaries, Starbucks’ green tea latte, public radio, liberal politics, self-help books and cute things I can use to decorate my room.
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