#801MMF: All good things must come to an end

#801MMF: All good things must come to an end

August 11, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

The fiyaysta is winding down and alas, the party comes to an end.

But if you will allow me, I’d like to sum up the last hurrahs for this party.

Sarah shares her review of Rihito Takarai & Venio Tachibana’s Seven Days. Anna looks into Est Em’s Red Blinds the Foolish. While Melinda and Michelle check out Korean BL: Totally Captivated.

Over here at Otaku Champloo, Jocelyne, Anne, and I cannot stop prattling and make nasty noises about BL in a special #801MMF podcast: Fujojocast. I’ve also listed down the 2013 BL Webcomic Rec List! And I’ve also announced the winners for those who joined the contests for this feast.

It’s been fun hosting the 801 MMF and for the genre that’s close to my heart, I’d be happy to do this all over again. In fact, as someone said to me over at twitter, everyday’s a yaoi day so make sure to make yaoi/bl a part of your life. Now, not all of you may like the idea of BL but I’m quite sure that if you give some of our recs a try, you might enjoy BL — even for just a bit. If you really didn’t, thanks for trying.

There’s no next MMF just yet… so does this mean the last one goes on forever? Well, manga’s quite a bit of genres left and if you ask me, someone should tap into that Gekiga genre. <3

Anyway, thank you so much everyone who participated in this MMF! If you guys missed anything this week and want to see all the happenings for this 801MMF, hover over to our mmf: 801 tag!

Winrars for #801MMF

August 11, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

Well, you fujojos fought long and hard! I learned so much about you guys and didn’t think reverse kinks were quite popular!

But I truly appreciate it, I really do. You’ve made this week really fun and we had a chance to discover a lot about BL, didn’t we?

ANYWAY! On to the winrars!

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#801MMF - 2013 BL Webcomic Rec List

#801MMF – 2013 BL Webcomic Rec List

August 10, 2013 |  by  |  4 Comments

I called and you delivered!

You never disappoint me, fujoshi. And here are your recommended BL Webcomics for this year.

It’s a really great mix from people all over the world, so have fun ladies! Make sure you keep your web browsers busy!

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#801MMF - Fujojocast no. 1: Not enough BL in the world!

#801MMF – Fujojocast no. 1: Not enough BL in the world!

August 9, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

Right-o! Put three fujojos in a room and they talk about pr0n. Even in a skype chatroom.

For the 801 MMF, I’m happy to share some time with Anne Lee from Chic Pixel and Jocelyne Allen from Brain vs. Book to talk about something close to our hearts: Boy’s Love Manga

Anne Lee’s translated a number of titles for DMG and she’s currently doing her PhD on Boy’s Love. Jocelyne Allen is also a translator for Sublime but she’s got a roster of BL titles under her belt. On the other hand, I’m just a BL fan. lol. Well, Anne and I move around the same academic BL circles, so we get around.

Either way, for this podcast, we’re doing an overview of BL and prattle on about sound effects in BL and all that jazz!

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OP & ED – Splash Free! from Free!

The Fujojocast Podcast Index

00:00 – 2:30 – Introductions
2:36 – Beginnings with BL
8:00 – Yuki Shimizu’s Love Mode
9:20 – Elements of a good BL/yaoi 
15:30 – Translating cultural nuances in BL
25:00 – Notes for cultural nuances in BL
26:00 – Est Em’s Red Blinds The Foolish
28:00 – Anne’s Favorite Authors: Est Em, Basso, Yoshinaga Fumi
29:00 – Kinou Nani Tabeta 
33:00 –  Jocelyne’s Favorites: What Anne Said, Kumota Haruko 
35:00 – Kumota Haruko’s Shinjuku Lucky Hole 
36:00 – My favorite: Nakamura Asumiko and why we can’t bring some of her works here
37:00 – Pink Gold 2 Anthology
39:00 – Yoneda Kou
40:00 – Inoue Satou and Male BL Artists
41:00 – Gengoroh Tagame
42:00 – Ten Dance by Inoue Satou
44:00 – Craziest BL stories that you’ve read
Jocelyne – Incredible Kintaro 
Anne – Equus
Khursten – Chintsubu
50:00 – Vibrator Company
52:00 – Hey, It’s Me
53:00 – Things to look forward to in BL 
01:02:00 – BL going mainstream 
01:04:00 – Blue Morning by Hidaka Shouko, Chil-chil’s best comic BL ranking
01:05:00 – Kusama Sakae: The Match Seller, The Bed of my Dear King
We had so much fun doing this podcast and I’m personally considering doing this quite regularly. I better invest on a good mic! :D
If you guys have topics related to BL that you want to hear about, what would be the topic? I’d love to hear from you and hopefully maybe invite you to talk about your feels for the next Fujojocast! :D

#801MMF – The BL Fiyaysta Continues

August 8, 2013 |  by  |  No Comments

So, hello! How are you, Fujojo? Are you still partying hard?

Well, we won’t be stopping until the MMF ends, so yeah! In case you’re late in the party, here’s some things that people have been bringing to this fiyaysta!

Sarah has been quite a hard partyer and she has added some more things past her review of Artifice. She opens up about her fujoshi life and even shares with us her favorite BL. Foxy Lady Ayame also drafted her list of favorites which is a good blend of new and old and a dash of Asumiko. Surprised that DMG picked up Graduates/Classmates (Dokyuusei and Sotsugyousei) as well. They’ve gotten Double Mints too but… hrmm… haven’t seen that around either. Speaking of old, Ash at Experiments in Manga speaks of the awesomeness that is Yamashita Tomoko with her title Black-Winged Love. I love this book. I really do. You should too. <3

These folks were quite brave for writing their favorite BL. I mean… that’s just so hard. For me, at least. I can’t even get my five kinks together! Well at tumblr, fuckyeahfujoshi has a more coherent idea of 3 kinks she likes. And if anything, I would probably pick titles written by what BL critics and scholars refer to as “New Wave”.  I mean, just look at Koketsu Dining! Is that your usual BL?

Anyway, the fiyaysta goes on. Ash has already ended his giveaway while I’m asking for your help to vote on which visual kinks you guys like. Some of my contests are still ongoing and ends on the 9th. So go, fujojo! Let’s party hard until the very end!