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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

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    15.4%
  2. “A Detective, a Thief, and yuri” by ChickenBakuba

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    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. Tsuru55

    Tsuru55 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if i can post this in the Yuri Garden but... I ALSO WANT SOME GOOD FUTANARI STORIES ! Not just some shorts stories 18+ like in wattpad and other sites. Dragon's Bloodline is good (didn't finish yet) but even though it's a necessity, having a gender bender in a yuri/futa story is quite a turn-off.

    Also maybe you need to put somewhere (or here) the full list + links of "Looking for translator" of the yuri works. Just so we can browse them easily or in case you forget some.
     
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    Yandere Devil Well-Known Member

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    Lurking here

    Yuri is hard to find. It’s like dream.
     
  3. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    If there are only women, then girl/girl will be the only kind of romance, so "lesbian" becomes merely "romance". We'd probably be able to experience as wide a range of types as current het romance (though I think, in the wider world of published books, that's almost already the case right now).

    Also, without men and complicated gender dynamics that interact with female sexuality, sexuality could go all sorts of ways... Either women's biology now gets all the focus, the body is better understood, and as a result there's less faffing about with people not knowing what to do when it comes to women (resulting in better quality yuri since we don't have uninformed folk just writing "lol don't know what comes next!!"); or else shame surrounding sexuality completely takes over, and we end up with the second coming of the Victorian era (and thus Victorian levels of weird erotica).

    I don't think we would end up with anything as simple as a "yes toys"/"no toys" split, because that doesn't really exist in wider erotica. Toys also might become more mainstream in general, given the number of women who are reliant on them even in het sex.
    I can't see a reason for a world of women to make lolicon content any less controversial than it currently is, though.


    As per the rules established when the Yuri Garden was started, futanari is welcome here so long as it's futanari x female or futanari x futanari. Interestingly, I don't think I've ever encountered any other type.
    Well, I don't really read those since the ones on NU all seem to involve incest, lolicon and/or rape... I'm always hoping a good one will turn up so I can try it out, though.

    I was thinking about gathering up the dropped projects and various Pickup requests and listing them under a spoiler in the first post here (like the rules are), but I'm not sure if that would be helpful to people or not.
    Do people thoroughly read the OP when they first arrive, or is there a tendency to skip straight to the latest page?
     
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  4. Fossil

    Fossil 「Treetarou」「Reverse Trap」「Ninja」

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    There’s a good futa manga that I’d recommend called Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa. No H content or anything like that, just good sweet yuri.
     
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  5. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try. :)
     
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  6. Tsuru55

    Tsuru55 Well-Known Member

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    Try Dragon's Bloodline it's good, the only problem it's gender bender male -> futa x females and that the sex are summared in 2-3 sentences.

    If you say in the lastest posts of Yuri Garden that you put the full list of yuri / futa + give the link i'm sure we will check it out. Also i'm sure for some people like me, when we begin in yuri garden we read everything so normally somme people will read it i guess.

    Edit: I have read Harem Queen (spoiler ch48), somehow i don't like it that MC will reincarnate / become an angel because she will not age anymore with Ruina. Sure it is maybe a plus for being a SUPER HAREM QUEEN (because she won't age) but it won't be the same without aging with Ruina, i don't like it. UNLESS if the goddess is kind or MC is smart Ruina becomes an angel too after she dies ! HAHAHA What a good idea.
     
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  7. BB_Tensei

    BB_Tensei [Catatonic Sloth] | [Occasional Antagonist]

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    *yawn* There is only one more entry in the competition right now. T.T What is the policy for multiple entries? I feel bored and fluffy today...
     
  8. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    Thanks, but I've been avoiding that one. It's another one with the "rape" tag and, ever since I was burned by "Alice Tale in Phantasmagoria", I try to avoid yuri gender bender when I can.

    I'll write up a list for the OP when I can, then.

    There aren't many entries overall, so I'll allow multiple entries.
     
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  9. BB_Tensei

    BB_Tensei [Catatonic Sloth] | [Occasional Antagonist]

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    Yay~

    Loading yuri, please wait...
     
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    I don't remember it having a rape scene. Unless it is about one girl who lost to MC and became a follower (later on her wife) and where she had sex (yuri no futa) with MC. We can say it was rape but also not really, she was just rellucant to have yuri sex + she was still angry with MC for losing.

    Also why are you disliking Alice ? There is no rape there. Unless it's about the first time with Klan, my memory is blurry for this one. A other scene is
    later on there is a paragraph where it say that Klan was doing lot of stuff to Alice (up to imagination) and that Klan ask Alice "I hope I'm the only one that you shows your crying face" = stuff against her opinion ? => crying face ? => rape ?
    If you consider that to be rape, try to think that it is VANILLA RAPE (lol) because it is between 2 persons that love each other (well mostly Klan because i remember that Alice never said to Klan that she loves her / wants to date. It's not like Alice dislike Klan but it's maybe not love too unless they want us to assume that Alice loves her too because she doesn't refuses her)
    Also latest arc THERE ARE YURI DAUGHTERS ! AND TIME TRAVEL ! If it don't make you want to read it again i don't know what will.

    Too bad for Alice someone said in comments that somehow updates stopped and the latest title was "New life" *wink*

    BB_Tensei i hope that you write a good yuri. Sorry to say for the authors but i didn't like the first 2 ones (one not being read). One being dark = not my cup of tea. The other being shoujo borderline friendship only + parody of cop/thief. I need/want some good yuri with some skinship minimun a kiss. If you can't plz at least don't make it dark. I want good ending yuri.
     
  11. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    It's not any sort of rape that I disliked in Alice, but the protagonist himself. A grown man designing a tiny, quiet, naive fifteen year old girl to be his "ideal woman" is just... Not right. Not to mention all his boasting that his idea of how to be a woman was better than real women were.
    Once he became Alice, it just got worse...
    That whole scene with him being in the room with the older sister type woman and trying to rape her to prove he was a man, because apparently he felt letting a man into your room was asking for rape... All his less than pleasant judgements on lesbians, coming straight from the mouth of a man in a yuri novel... The fact that, in spite of making a throwaway comment about not supporting slavery, he straight up bought a slave to be a meatshield for him with no struggle of conscience and no plan to set her free...
    Honestly, once we met the mercenary slaver who clearly has a thing for Alice, I held on just with the hope that they'd end up together.
    It has to be the only yuri where I seriously hoped everything would turn out straight. Those poor lesbian ladies don't deserve to unknowingly end up with someone who disrespects them so much.
    I still have Alice in my reading list to continue one day, just because I'm hoping to see him get his just desserts, but... I'm a lot more cautious with gender bender now.
     
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    For me i'm the contrary. I really hope he don't get together with Salt. Sure it's not perfect but it's better then nothing. Also looks like Rin-chan want to lewds with Alice. Haha
     
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    Mine included a French(?) kiss though? //shameless plug idk
     
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    Wooohooo a comrade ! The big question is WHY NOT !
     
  15. Fossil

    Fossil 「Treetarou」「Reverse Trap」「Ninja」

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    I want to write a story for it, but I can't type for too long right now before my pinky starts hurting. So I'm out.
     
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    Tsuru55 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, i just want to advertise a good plot futanari story. The hentai is not that good but story is pretty good.
    [Jam Ouji] Kunoichi Hininden [English]
    https://nhentai.net/g/23136/20/

    Maybe some people know the author for his other fetish then futa and dislike it but i assure you that there is nothing of that inside it.

    And here a other one (this time yuri) that i'm sure that most of you have already maybe read if you check out everyday dynasty reader :
    My Daughter Has Been Hiding Mother Daughter Incest Porn Books... by Tima
    https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_daughter_has_been_hiding_mother_daughter_incest_porn_books

    Again a plot focused doujin but caution there are 2-3 18+ pictures so don't read it with children.
     
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    Lol, I myself am trans. but I must say that finding good yuri stories seems to be hard. everytime I am about to be excited it ends up being yaoi, and I am like noooooo when will the trends change and translations go the other way so I can read more.

    but on the topic of weird victorian erotica with a lesbian spin. I found a website for that the other day. http://lady2maid.blogspot.com/

    but does anyone have any good suggestions for a yuri story or anime. I am still going with Strawberry Panic as number one at the moment. and kuma kuma bear is interesting

    also not yuri but close is strike witches
     
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    I myself began to like Yuri after watching madoka
    Wiegenlied of green, part of evillious Chronicles, have romantic two girl friendship turned to romantic relationship, but it ended bittersweet. I myself haven't read it, but I already heard the vocaloid songs the novel based on, and I like it.
    I love revolutionary girl utena too
     
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  19. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    That's a pity... Hopefully we'll have another one some time.

    Welcome to the Garden~! And thanks for the link. It looks like an interesting story. :)

    For anime, I recommend "Akuma no Riddle" for story and feels, and "Sakura Trick" for 100% sugary yuri fluff. "Sweet Blue Flowers" is a more mature, bittersweet yuri (though the manga takes it on to a happy ending, I believe). Also try "Sasameki Koto"/"Whispered Words" - I haven't had the chance to watch it myself yet, but I've heard only good things about it.

    If you want manga, my favourite is "Creo the Crimson Crisis" - it was cancelled halfway through, but it's amazing. It's a fantasy stories with demons and possessed dolls appearing on Earth.
    I also really like "Bloom Into You". The first volume didn't grab me, but it gets good during the second one~!
    There's also "Tonari no Robot", "Iono-sama Fanatics", and Love Flag Girls!!!"

    We have plenty of yuri novels here on NU.
    "After Exchanging Shadows" updates infrequently but is a very good Freaky Friday yuri story. "Imperial Chef Rookie" is a story set in Ancient China, about a crossdressing woman who runs way to become the Imperial Chef. We're still waiting on someone to pick up "My Disciple Loves to Tease Me Everday", but there are five teaser chapters out. There's also the classic, long-running "Maria-sama ga Miteru", set in all girls' elite school.
    "Just Loving You" and "Yume no Kuni" are both completely translated, though I haven't read them yet. There's also "Warm Place".
    TheLazy9 specialises in translating Japanese yuri, and the stories that were being translated by Horobi no Michi -side path- are all extremely interesting, though the translator seems to have disappeared.
    All our yuri can be found under the yuri and shoujo ai tags.

    If you don't mind English originals, phmmoura's "My eyes can see" is a great story about a girl who gains the ability to see through things and across great distances being discovered by one of the most popular girls in class. Lots of fluff and smut.

    In terms of published books, Catherine M. Wilson has a trilogy called "When Women Were Warriors", set in an ancient, semi-magical shield maiden world. It's a very slow-burn romance and the books are driven by a slow but very meaningful plot. You can get the first book for free here.
    You can also read a free (and legal) copy of S.E. Diemer's "The Dark Wife" here, as well as finding various links to free audio book versions and the like here. This is a yuri retelling of the abduction of Persephone, where Hades is a woman and Persephone goes willingly to escape her father. Be warned that the plot is driven by Zeus raping/essentially killing Persephone's first lover near the start, but you can safely skip that page without losing anything important to the plot.
     
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    I have read the when women were warriors trilogy. I can honestly say that I have a large storage on my kindle of just english only stories

    You could try the Midnight hunters series by l.l.Raand who is also know as Radclyffe. lesbian werewolves where men aren't needed for pregnancy

    Also the Madison wolves series by robin roseau. werefox and werewolf lesbian relationship. It is quite good as there is alot of psychological issues which make the story much more driven.
    hell's belle by marie castle. witch and immortal lesbian relationship
    iron and velvet by alexis hall. First rule in this line of business: don’t sleep with the client.

    My name’s Kate Kane, and when an eight-hundred-year-old vampire prince came to me with a case, I should have told her no. But I’ve always been a sucker for a femme fatale.

    It always goes the same way. You move too fast, you get in too deep, and before you know it, someone winds up dead. Last time it was my partner. This time it could be me. Yesterday a werewolf was murdered outside the Velvet, the night-time playground of one of the most powerful vampires in England. Now half the monsters in London are at each other’s throats, and the other half are trying to get in my pants. The Witch Queen will protect her own, the wolves are out for vengeance, and the vampires are out for, y’know, blood.

    I’ve got a killer on the loose, a war on the horizon, and a scotch on the rocks. It’s going to be an interesting day.


    these are all paranormal stories.

    I tried Maria but gave up after it kept the 2 main characters from getting into a proper relationship
     
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