[NOTE: This post is very old and no longer reflective of my opinions or writing style.]
I love yuri. I mean, I REALLY love yuri. A yuri relationship in a show can make it my favorite show. Bottom line is, I don’t like men and I love women – that’s about all there is to it. I want to watch shows about women. So when I want a romance, it’s natural I’d want to watch a romance about women. And when I watch porn, it should be obvious what I’m looking for (and I don’t mean fucking strap-ons and futanari.)
I’ll admit, when it comes o yuri relationships, I might be reading too far into it sometimes. A lot of people accuse me of such when I bring up Hidamari Sketch especially, since in my idealistic mind, there are 4 girls in 2 meaningful relationships XD. They aren’t even sexual, but does it still count as yuri? I’ll let you hold that opinion to yourself.
Thing is, i don’t like yuri fans. Because yuri fans, like many fanbases, have little standards. I’m going to come out and say it: Kannazuki no Miko sucks. I’ll admit, I only watched 2 eps, but you know what? I’m pretty known for being accepting of shows. I can tolerate some real shit. Hell, I’m a SHANA fan! However, in 2 eps of KnM, I recognized that the show was pretty horrible. Nearly to the point of intolerability. I’m alos going to bring up Strawberry Panic which isn’t horrible, but t’s like someone said ‘hey, lets take Marimite, throw in sex, and aim it completely toward guys and rediculously horny lesbians’ (who, on the internet, are maybe 10% actual girls and 90% dudes who think of themselves as women XD). I do love yuri, but that doesn’t make it acceptable to watch dowright bad shows.
Marimite is a great show, period. Blue Drop is a great show, period. The yuri makes them even better for me, of course, and both shows really couldn’t exist without the yuri element so it’ snot like I can say ‘oh they’d still be reat without yuri element’ because neither probably would. But they do it RIGHT. And no matter how you look at it, KnM and SP! just don’t.
Now I’ll admit, I let yuri get the best of me sometimes. I’m reading both Venus Versus irus and Tetragrammaton Labyrinth for almost solely this purpose. VVV is actually not bad, but TL is pretty godawful. Mind you, the title also goaded me into buying it (2 of my favorite words) but still, I could have spent those 10 bucks on a lot of better things but the prmise of yuri was strong. And afer all, it’s the pull of uri that made me watch what I have seen of KnM and the much less bad SP! (I don’t really hate SP! persay, just not like it’s a great show).
I guess I’m just disappointed in yuri fans, and it pisses me off to see people who can watch something like MariMite and then manage to tolerate Kannazuki no Miko. Then again, I’ve always been elitist XD
In the meantime, see LOOK AT THIS for some Blue Drop and ef~