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Who is The Yuri Canon?
The Yuri Canon is a freelance lesbian artist/writer who has been helping spread yuri goodness. Some might remember me by the name of Shinigami Shimai, or My Pixiv Page name Haruka Neko, or maybe even my old company name of Kat and Neko Manga from a decades ago. For years I helped out with conventions, such as Yuricon, and a number of other conventions and film festivals in the LGBT community to help spread the wonders of Yuri to the world. But after a mental collapse, and a lot of nagging from doctors and friends, it became apparent I really shouldn’t have been working so much… or at all… So I moved all my art online and I turned to writing yuri novels for the time.

After a very long, and much needed, break from the anime/manga scene, and with the help and support of my lovely wife, I decided to return to my old focus of helping to spread yuri to the world through more than just my art/writing. Slowly I’ve been trying to catch up with all the yuri that has spilled out into the world since I left and now, through the help of tumblr, am bringing my finding back to you. I’ve also recently started helping out the scanlation group Comet scan on clean up and redrawing of Shinozaki-san ki wo oto shika ni to help bring you more yuri goodies.

For the most part I’ll be posting my own art from my ongoing yuri manga, Inside OuT, to my silly shorts from Random Acts or other yuri fanart of couples I enjoy the most. Also, expect to see a lot of random yuri screenshots, news and art from other artist as I spread the wonderful world of yuri to you all.

So welcome, sit down and enjoy your stay. My Growing Yuri List for tags to many of the series I’ve already been posting about and links to where to buy/watch many of the series online. I’ll continuously be adding more to the list as I come across new things, or stumble upon old favs.

Thanks for dropping by and feel free to Ask Me stuff if you wish.

 

When Marnie Was There Review | Otaku USA

For those wondering what the new Ghibli film is about here is a full review about the movie.

Welcome all you new followers to my insanity.
Well, I just received Shinozaki-san Cha 17 for clean up the other day so I guess I know what I’ll be doing off and on for the week…. 
I’m still recovering from carrying Kim’s machine home and building it. So far the machine seems to be working just fine… still can’t believe I actually put that thing together. Need to thank the people at Canada Computers and NCIX for explaining a lot of it to me so it wasn’t as confusing when I got everything home.
Only think is the cat scratches on my wrist that rubbed against the box while carrying it haven’t healed yet… Still very red and nasty looking, strange how the cuts themselves have healed pretty much, but the skin around them is weird… At least it was my left so just needed it hit key bindings when working.
I spent pretty much the rest of last week just sleeping and laying around as I tried to recover from everything. Didn’t even read much manga or anything… really need to catch up on it all… I’ll try to get back to work this week. Need to run out for a bit today, but will try to get something to show during the week, hopefully. 
Well, here’s hoping for a productive week.

Welcome all you new followers to my insanity.

Well, I just received Shinozaki-san Cha 17 for clean up the other day so I guess I know what I’ll be doing off and on for the week…. 

I’m still recovering from carrying Kim’s machine home and building it. So far the machine seems to be working just fine… still can’t believe I actually put that thing together. Need to thank the people at Canada Computers and NCIX for explaining a lot of it to me so it wasn’t as confusing when I got everything home.

Only think is the cat scratches on my wrist that rubbed against the box while carrying it haven’t healed yet… Still very red and nasty looking, strange how the cuts themselves have healed pretty much, but the skin around them is weird… At least it was my left so just needed it hit key bindings when working.

I spent pretty much the rest of last week just sleeping and laying around as I tried to recover from everything. Didn’t even read much manga or anything… really need to catch up on it all… I’ll try to get back to work this week. Need to run out for a bit today, but will try to get something to show during the week, hopefully.

Well, here’s hoping for a productive week.

dodie-snk:

ninjyaboy:

So basically Fudanjuku is a group that satisfy the needs of girls.

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS AND THIS AND THIS

To think the idea of a boy’s band made entirely of girls was what I was thinking of when I created my current manga series. I love the fact that someone actually decided to make this real.

midnightxdreams:

yuushaninarenakattabakaraidaa:

『きんモザ、ごちうさ、桜トリック、ゆるゆり、Aチャン、のんのんびより』のキャラの身長比較表! 一番でかいのは・・・

Looks like I’m closest in height to that last girl. I still haven’t watched A-channel yet, but I know I should. *squints at name* Nishi…something-ko. Fail kanji skills. But I think Google should fix that. ……Ah, Nishi Yuuko. Okay then.
I really ought to watch it some time.

YUUkO!!! I loved A Channel, Althought Tooru is my fav and 5th shortest on this list, really wish there was more to the anime. The manga is getting more and more yuri moments than the anime did. Geez, everything on this list is either yuri or extreme subtext at the very least.

midnightxdreams:

yuushaninarenakattabakaraidaa:

『きんモザ、ごちうさ、桜トリック、ゆるゆり、Aチャン、のんのんびより』のキャラの身長比較表! 一番でかいのは・・・

Looks like I’m closest in height to that last girl. I still haven’t watched A-channel yet, but I know I should. *squints at name* Nishi…something-ko. Fail kanji skills. But I think Google should fix that. ……Ah, Nishi Yuuko. Okay then.

I really ought to watch it some time.

YUUkO!!! I loved A Channel, Althought Tooru is my fav and 5th shortest on this list, really wish there was more to the anime. The manga is getting more and more yuri moments than the anime did. Geez, everything on this list is either yuri or extreme subtext at the very least.

Okay I’m going to search for the novel of When Marnie was there. I found a an interesting write up about the movie itself on Japantimes and bunch of review on of the book on Good reads and a Word Press (note: some spoilers) review that makes me very interested in the book. I personally enjoy reading books before watching the movies. The thing I’m worried about is a lot of people are going to go to this movie expected so much more and being disappointed and in turn putting down what could be a very good movie just because it didn’t meet their expectations. 
I can’t find the book on the Toronto Library Data base, some children’s and teen books are not listed by title for some odd reason and just entered as “Teen novel” and such. I’ll have to check downtown as the many book stores around there. I’ll find it, it is just a matter of knowing where to look, then I’ll come back with a better opinion on what this story is, subtext or not.  I think more people should read the book before making speculations based on a trailer.

Okay I’m going to search for the novel of When Marnie was there. I found a an interesting write up about the movie itself on Japantimes and bunch of review on of the book on Good reads and a Word Press (note: some spoilers) review that makes me very interested in the book. I personally enjoy reading books before watching the movies. The thing I’m worried about is a lot of people are going to go to this movie expected so much more and being disappointed and in turn putting down what could be a very good movie just because it didn’t meet their expectations. 

I can’t find the book on the Toronto Library Data base, some children’s and teen books are not listed by title for some odd reason and just entered as “Teen novel” and such. I’ll have to check downtown as the many book stores around there. I’ll find it, it is just a matter of knowing where to look, then I’ll come back with a better opinion on what this story is, subtext or not.  I think more people should read the book before making speculations based on a trailer.

One more photo of the new computer with ZeeZee laying there all pretty in front of it and grumpy cat off to the side. She actually pushed Kim’s keyboard out of the way to lay there. Knocking over anything that is in her way. She’s such a pretty kitty. Kim decided to call the new machine GLaDOS after someone mentioned that it reminded them of the wonderfully, insane computer.

One more photo of the new computer with ZeeZee laying there all pretty in front of it and grumpy cat off to the side. She actually pushed Kim’s keyboard out of the way to lay there. Knocking over anything that is in her way. She’s such a pretty kitty. Kim decided to call the new machine GLaDOS after someone mentioned that it reminded them of the wonderfully, insane computer.

ca-tsuka:

Full trailer (3min) for Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There) new Studio Ghibli film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty).

This really does look good, looking at the book interests me more. Here is what is written on Amazon about the book:

"A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY. Anna hasn’t a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn’t all she seems…Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes. She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn’t judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes…"

Sounds like a story for me. I’ll have to search for this laters.

(Source: marnie.jp)

bokkhasai asked
About this Marnie movie: is it that bad if girls would be friends? Not JUST friends, but FRIENDS YEAH!! I was a queer kid myself and fell in love with other girls from the age of six, so I'm VERY interested in appearance of gay kids onscreen. But I also had girls as friends, I was not in love with them, it was a completely different case, but we shared relationship so deep and so honest that it could blow the sky away! I really want to see girl-girl friendship, not less then girl-girl love!

yamino:

The thing is though, there’s already like a billion mainstream “girl-girl friendship” stories out there (look at literally every magical girl show), and very very few mainstream “girl-girl romance” stories.  (And in the extraordinarily rare circumstances when lgbt romance IS shown in mainstream media, it is often portrayed as tragic and/or unable to last, tossed in as a vague one-line joke, or only revealed outside the story in creator interviews.)  

Having an lgbt girl romance Ghibli movie would be a massive deal.  It could be a huge step forward for more animated film studios like Disney and Dreamworks to start including canon lgbt characters, and not just as vague references or jokes, but actual, fully-formed characters that mean something to somebody.

It’s not to downplay platonic friendship, which I value just as much as romance. The problem is just the vast lack of representation of one over the other.

While I completely agree with this, but I think a lot of people are setting themselves up for disappointment. Just looking into the book this film is based on tells you a little about what this tale will be like.

"An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness.”

And this review from Children’s Book News:

""Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity… The most striking novel in its genre since Tom’s Midnight Garden" Times Literary Supplement "Extraordinarily potent fantasy… the climax is both thrilling and intensely moving." The Spectator "Deeply perceptive"

It does make me interested in finding the book mind you. I do love my ghost stories. I found it on Amazon, should be able to find the book somewhere out here. New book to search for!