There maybe a few of you who are new here you might be wondering about some of the terminology that is being used in the forum, but don't fret we, the community are here for you! * winks and give you a thumbs up*
So if you have no idea what is going on, like me. When these terms come up but can't be bother to look them up.
This is the place for you!
In other words, I think that compiling a community glossary is the right way to go!
So everyone can participate, even if you know just one term.
The basic outline for this is
I'll update this post, and when ever there is an argument of the meaning of a word, message me and lets work it out!
It shouldn't be too hard, for everyone to chip in...
One word, two words or heck maybe even three words!
LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! *throws confetti*
Sister Kyoya wrote:Fudanshi: Men who, like fujoshi, enjoy imagining relationships between characters in fictional works when that relationship is not part of the author's intent may be called fudanshi (腐男子?, "rotten boy") or fukei (腐兄?, "rotten older brother"), both of which are puns of similar construction to fujoshi. (source)
Fujoshi: A rotten girl is a self-mockingly pejorative Japanese term for female fans of manga and novels that feature romantic relationships between men. Fujoshi enjoy imagining what it would be like if male characters from manga and anime, and occasionally real-life male performers as well, loved each other. The label encompasses fans of the boys love genre itself. Fans self-deprecatingly refer to their way of thinking, which perceives homosexual relationships between male characters in stories that do not include homosexual themes, as being "rotten". "Fujoshi" carries a connotation of being a "fallen woman" (source)
Bara: "Bara" is short for "Barazoku", an influential Japanese gay magazine which shut down publication in late 2004. 2chan came up with the abbreviated name for their "gay art" imageboard (which has since been discontinued).
Western, gay male anime and manga fans then appropriated the word to contrast with yaoi. Both are homoerotic anime-style art; the difference is while yaoi is gay-male art produced by women for the consumption of women, bara is created by men, for men. Consequently, bara-style art tends toward more exaggerated, overtly masculine physiques and stereotypically masculine behavior.
Bara in this context has nothing to do with "rose", which is what the word means in Japanese. (source)
Neko: An effeminate homosexual is "neko." Neko means cat in Japanese. This word may also also mean a femme dyke. Neko yaru, or"doing cat" is a synonym for gay sex, or sometimes kinky sex between hets. (source)
Seke: A slang word usually used in yaoi (male/male intimate relationships) culture, made by combining the Japanese terms "seme" (the dominant one) and "uke" (the submissive one). It describes a person that enjoys both positions in a relationship and moves between the two based on his mood, the mood of his partner, and the situation itself. (source)
Seme: (1) Japanese term for the dominant partner. (2) The one who takes the traditional male role: initiates the relationship, "pursues" the uke and is usually "on top" during sex. (source)
Tachi: Male role (in a homosexua relationship.) (source)
Uke: From the Japanese verb 'ukeru' (receive) it's used in anime/manga and fanfiction for the "bottom" or "passive" in a yaoi/shounen-ai (male/male) relationship. (source)
Yaoi: also known as Boys' Love (BL), is a Japanese genre of fictional media focusing on romantic or sexual relationships between male characters, typically aimed at a female audience and usually created by female authors. Although yaoi is typically aimed at a female audience, the genre also attracts some male readers; however, manga aimed at a gay male audience (bara) is considered a separate genre. (source)
Kabedon: A situation in which a guy slams his hand against the wall, pinning a girl against it. (source)
and to better explain it there is this...
Mutation wrote:Senpai: A higher up in a workplace, school or social groups like fanclubs, who has been there longer and has more experience. In other words, mentor or an upperclassman .
Kouhai: (Also written as kōhai occasionally) An opposite of a Senpai, a newcomer or protégé in a workplace, school, or fanclub.
*cries while picking up the confetti*
I should have used glow sticks instead....