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Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Moonpearl, Feb 13, 2017.

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Which entry do you think should win the Yuri Garden Writing Competition (2018)?

Poll closed Aug 14, 2018.
  1. “A Letter to a Future Dream” by BB_Tensei

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. “A Detective, a Thief, and yuri” by ChickenBakuba

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. “A Spring for Ilys" by isecai

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. “The Magician & Her Princess” by Suou

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  1. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    A place to discuss yuri, shoujo-ai, and all things f/f~!

    This is the yuri counterpart to the Danmei Room. Here, you can discuss your favourite yuri works, talk about your own, search out more yuri, or simply bask in the glory of women loving women~!

    Rules:
    1. No hijacking the thread. We're here to share our love of yuri.
    That means this isn't a place to start the "Yuri vs Yaoi" debate, share your opinions on how much "purer" f/f is than m/m, or even vent your hatred of yuri. Stay pleasant, stay present, stay on topic.

    2. No homophobia. It's very counterproductive here.

    3. No transphobia. It feels like every time women are mentioned on this forum, the thread degenerates into this.
    Don't throw around slurs like "sh*male" and, if you're going to discuss crossdressers for some reason, please ensure that the person you're discussing is in fact a crossdresser.

    Winners of the Yuri Garden Writing Competition (2018)
    1st Place Winner: @Suou with "The Magician & Her Princess"
    2nd Place Winner: @isecai with "A Spring for Ilys"
    3rd Place Winner: @BB_Tensei with "A Letter to a Future Dream"


    The Yuri and Shoujo Ai NU tags (all NU's GL should be listed in one of the two)
    The Yuri Garden's Recommendation Directory
    Directory of Dropped Yuri and Yuri Pick-Up Requests


    The translation site Chaleuria is currently searching for Chinese to English translators to translate yuri novels. They'll have the licenses, and you'll be able to earn a little bit of money from it. If you're interested, there's more information here.
    (Moonpearl is not associated with Chaleuria in any way.)
     
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  2. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Let’s begin~!
    What are your favourite yuris? What are your OTPs? Do you read the yuri/shoujo ai novels here?

    My favourite series are Revolutionary Girl Utena, Akuma no Riddle, and Strawberry Panic. My OTPs are… Too many, really~! (Utena x Anthy, Tokaku x Haru, Nagasi x Shizuma… Also Alita x Falis (Murder Princess), Rue x Ahiru (Princess Tutu), and so many crossover ships…)
    I’m trying to work my way through the collection here, but it’s slow going.


    Also – did you know that it’s Femslash February right now?
    Have you been keeping up with the fanfiction? What are your favourites for this year so far?
     
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  3. J.R.

    J.R. Well-Known Member

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    Now just to clear things up, which room do futa go into
     
  4. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    I think a lot of those gets tagged with "yuri" anyway so, out of Danmei and the Garden, they probably go here.
     
  5. Nimroth

    Nimroth TKA Fanboy

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    Doesn't that depend on if it is futaxfuta, futaxmale or futaxfemale?
     
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  6. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Ah, that's true...
    Then, for the Lily Garden, futaxfuta and futaxfemale are probably acceptable.
    What do you think?
     
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  7. asriu

    asriu ((≧▽≦))

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    I rarely read both yuri and yaoi ~ usually just -ai thing like @Ai chan name~ mostly doujin though~ I prefer non-H thing for romance ~
    ah this thread remind me manga which I forget it's title atm hmm a girl who charm only work for female and zero for male despite they know she is a beauty cuz her father is host.... lel pretty funny
    as for novel hmm does maria-sama counted?
     
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    Can't remember the title, but I ran into a manga where a female robot (looks like a young woman) encounters a young girl (child). They become friends and hang out occasionally until the young girl grows into a young woman herself (and it becomes yuri time), but the feelings they developed over that time causes a change in the robot girl making her quite unique.

    It was beautifully drawn and I hope to find it again, hopefully with a few more chapters done.
     
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  9. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    That sounds like an interesting manga~!
    Maria-sama counts. :) I haven't started the novel yet, but I've watched some of the anime. Do you like it?

    Is it Tonari no Robot?
     
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    so~so I read it cuz Lucky Star......... when Konata goes to Ojousama mode~
     
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    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Oh, I hadn't realised they'd referenced yuri shows too. I'll have to go back and watch it again~!

    I liked what I watched of the Maria anime, but it was disappointing to know that it would never come to anything even before it ended... Class S is painful.
     
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    btw is Yuri Yuri good? put yuri thing aside~ see it on some anime for yuri or shoujo-ai referance I can guess it as shoujo-ai~
    :sleep: any recommendation for novel? I rarely read manga these days
     
  13. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    I haven't watched it, so I unfortunately can't say.

    For translated novels, the only one I can really recommend (the amount of yuri novels I've read is sadly low) is "The Pseudo-Kunoichi from Another World". It only has five chapters right now, and it's your typical transported-to-game-world novel, but it's refreshingly to-the-point with its relationship.
    "Manowa" and "Yuusha Ga Onna Da to Dame Desu Ka?" are another two game-world novels, though I haven't read either yet. The second one is an intentional harem.
    Strawberry Panic also has a set of stories that have been officially licensed in English.

    I recently found some Royal Road stories, but I haven't started any of them yet:
    The Ogre Girl Won't Be Wooed By Men! [But Has A Soft Spot For Girls?!]
    Redwood Crossing
    The Dark Inheritor (It looks like this one has a lot of smut, though)
    My eyes can see

    If you don't mind Western novels, there's S.E. Diemer's "The Dark Wife", which can be read for free here. It's a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone where both are women. (And where Hades is hot.) It has heavy themes of rape and abuse, though, and at least one rape scene near the beginning, although not in the relationship.
    Her and her wife's stuff is famous in the sapphic community, so anything listed on that site should be good.
     
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    IRandomGuy ohhh, custom title...

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    For manga(have read):
    Citrus (sabura uta)
    Tamen de gushi
    Girl friend
    & a few more I can't quite remember

    Been recommended but never touch b/c lack time:
    Sakura trick
    Fluttering feeling
    Whispered words
    Candy boy
    Yurikuma arashi
     
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    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Is that "Girlfriends" by Milk Morinaga? Is it any good? I've seen it around a lot, but I've been avoiding it since it looks angsty.
     
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    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Well, Femslash February is well and truly over now~! I had planned to write at least two fanfics, but they sadly never materialised... At least there's always next year.

    I didn't manage to keep up with my fandoms during the month, but this is what I managed to uncover:
    "When I Look at You" (Princess Tutu, Rue/Ahiru)
    "Remains Unsaid" (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Anthy/Utena, sort of dark)
    "Not Your Average Pet" (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Anthy/Utena, a humorous fic about their life together after the show)
    "Popcorn Theatre" (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Juri/Shiori, slightly suggestive)
    Akuma no Riddle works~!
    love like you (Revolutionary Girl Utena AMV)
    you are the O N E (Rock and Riot MV)

    UNRELATED: Last month, the yuri and shoujo ai tags here at NU were also updated~! We now have "Watashi to Kanojo no Synesthesia", a cute oneshot about two girls with synesthesia. What does everyone think of it?
     
  19. Fairy-chan

    Fairy-chan 『Appreciates Cuteness』

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    I have never read any Yuri or Shoujo Ai novels, but I did read plenty of mangas with it.

    My favorite ones were mainly from the touhou franchise though, so it's probably more because of the characters themselves than because of it being shoujo ai.

    I still enjoyed reading other mangas with it however.

    As for my OTP, it would be MariAli, definitely the owners of the cutest doujinshis I have found in the community.
     
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    Slaynbr {Scholar} Asylum's Oji-chan |StormBringer| Ossan

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    Novels I never got to read a true yuri one. Just some like dragonblood - but it's gender bender, so maybe it doesn't count?
    Manga and amines, I read/saw some. My favorite would be candy boy, followers by girl friend and citrus. Both really good too.
     
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