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The Yaoi Shelf

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Join hosts AuthorCarola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.
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Is it QueerBait?
Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   In this episode hosts Carola and Amanda talk about queerbait: the who, what, where and why and ask in their recurring segment, is this fetishizing gay men?    Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/theyaoishelf Patreon: Patreon.Com/TheYaoiShelf  Instagram: TheYaoiShelf   Where else can you find us?    Amanda: Blog- amandaactually.com          Twitter- https://twitter.com/AichiYume                  Carola:              Twitter- https://twitter.com/AuthorCarola             Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/authorcarola
01:49:19
May 15, 2022
The Fujin Pipeline
This episode is sponsored by DLSite Garumani!  Please use our special link: https://dlsite.jp/e3fr2bx _   And enter the code ‘theyaoishelf’ to receive 30%off on your first purchase when you register!   Thank you to DLSite Garumani for sponsoring the show!   In this episode, hosts Carola and Amanda discuss why many fujin are not so straight anymore and the tricky relationship between pop culture and gender and sexuality.     Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/yaoishelfMore places to listen- https://anchor.fm/the-yaoi-shelfFollow us on Instagram- TheYaoiShelf
01:47:41
April 17, 2022
Seme and Uke: The Trope to Rule Them All
Join hosts AuthorCarola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   In this episode,  Amanda and Carola discuss seme and uke: the characteristics, the tropes and why it may not be so toxic after all.     Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/yaoishelf
01:39:27
March 13, 2022
Our Fanfic Guilty Pleasures
Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   In this episode, Amanda and Carola talk about some of the tropes, roles and more in fanfic that we absolutely love and see little to no shame about!     Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/yaoishelf More places to listen- https://anchor.fm/the-yaoi-shelf
01:56:24
February 20, 2022
Pro Ship vs. Anti Ship
Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   In this episode your hosts are joined by literal fantastic BL scholar Aeri of Queerioes fame to talk about a topic we've danced around but finally need to touch: pro ship vs anti ship.    Where to find Aeri:    Twitter: @_queerioes Website: https://blfanproject.com/   Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/yaoishelfMore places to listen- https://anchor.fm/the-yaoi-shelf
02:25:18
January 16, 2022
Our Fujin Way
In this episode, we cover just how we became the fujin that we are. We talk shipping wars, our first series and the things that made us into the proud elder fujin we are today.    Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.
02:02:51
December 05, 2021
The Gravitation Special
FINALLY. We're gonna do it. We're talking Gravitation. Let's go. Join hosts Author Carola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.    Follow us on Twitter! -https://twitter.com/yaoishelf More places to listen- https://anchor.fm/the-yaoi-shelf Where else can you find us?      Amanda: Blog- https://amandaactually.wordpress.com                  Twitter- https://twitter.com/AichiYume                  YouTube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZb...                   Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/AichiYumePro...                   Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/amanda.actu...   Carola:               Twitter- https://twitter.com/AuthorCarola             Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/authorcarola
02:15:43
November 14, 2021
Psychological Abuse as a Trope in BL
TRIGGER WARNING:  if talk of emotional abuse and manipulation isn't your thing, you get a pass to hang out with a cookie and some juice and sit this one out.  In this episode, hosts AuthorCarola and AichiYume talk about psychological abuse as a trope in BL and yaoi: why it happens, can it ever be good (in fiction) and if its so bad, why do we keep coming back to such a painful subject for many readers.
02:00:21
October 10, 2021
Meet the Hosts 2.0
Join hosts AuthorCarola and AichiYume in a fun jaunt to The Yaoi Shelf: an exploration of yaoi, shonen ai, and boy's love while discussing tropes, media criticism and more along the way. Grab a seat and get comfy, welcome to The Yaoi Shelf.   In this episode, let's meet our hosts that will guide us through another mythical season talking about BL, yaoi and shounen ai and go over their top 5 favorite yaoi manga!
01:32:15
September 19, 2021
DubCon and NonCon
TRIGGER WARNING: if talk of fictional noncon (lack of consent) is triggering to you, you may wanna sit this episode out.  In this episode, hosts MommaluvsManga and AichiYume talk about noncon and dubcon in the BL space. 
01:24:28
July 21, 2021
HeadCanons
Join hosts MommaLuvsManga and AichiYume on a talk about headcanons, fan culture and when it's okay to just have a creative fan imagination. 
01:44:42
June 25, 2021
FujoCon 2021: Proper Fujo Etiquette Panel
Recorded from our FujoCon panel learn how to be the very best possible fujin with Aisha and Amanda! 
01:06:11
June 16, 2021
Minors in Adult Fandom Spaces
In the current drama of the Internet age: there seems to be a war waged between minors who seek to make the internet safe and adult fans who wish to continue making content made by them and for them. Just how did we get here and what happens when children try to play around in an adult toy land?
01:48:08
May 19, 2021
The Abusive Seme Trope
TW: frank discussions about abuse and trauma  Well, let's talk about it. Why are so many semes in BL/yaoi so damn abusive? 
01:12:04
April 18, 2021
Representation (Finally)
Here we go. We tackle the elephant in the room. Join hosts Aisha and Amanda as they finally conquer the topic of representation, the merits of minding your own business and talk about this tricky subject. 
56:45
March 23, 2021
Hauls and Haul Culture
They're all over "mangatube" and a quick and easy content source but are hauls are harmless as they seem?
01:05:57
February 22, 2021
How to Discourse
This episode is sponsored by Rotten Blossoms! Thank you to the Rotten Blossoms team for working with us and we're honored to have them help keep the lights on for The Yaoi Shelf. Stay tuned for a special message from our sponsor during this episode. Welcome back! It's Season 2 and in light of some...recent events, hosts Aisha and Amanda are going to talk about how to properly have discourse online.
01:46:16
January 25, 2021
Why the Fujo Hate?
In the Season 1 Finale of The Yaoi Shelf: join Aisha and Amanda in a spirited talk about why folks still hate on Fujos, what we can do about it and the merits of listening. 
01:19:42
December 23, 2020
Fan Works and Doujins
Some fans do literally the most. Join hosts MommaLuvsManga and AichiYume in a frank talk about fan works, fanfic, fan art, doujin and how to be the best possible fan creator. 
01:31:30
November 15, 2020
Censorship
You love it, you hate it, it's an at times necessary part of BL fandom: let's talk censorship. 
59:38
October 17, 2020
BL Webcomics
Who doesn't love a webcomic? Hosts AichiYume and MommaLuvsManga on a talk about BL webcomics, Patreon and just how you can support your favorite creators. 
01:05:27
September 19, 2020
Our Shipping Expedition: Ships, Shipping and Our Favorite Yaoi Pairings
Join your two hosts on a trip through memory lane as we discuss shipping, the history of ships, some helpful vocab and how to wage artful war against your rival ships. 
01:31:53
August 18, 2020
The Fumi Yoshinaga Special
You've heard us gush. You've heard us stan. Now we talk about the myth, the legend, the mangaka: Fumi Yoshinaga. 
01:40:45
July 09, 2020
The PROBLEMATIC Episode
The word that everyone loves to hate and loves even more to throw around. Let's talk about problematic elements in yaoi, why Amanda secretly hates that word and both Aisha and Amanda cover their list of what's a go and what's a no when it comes to some touchy subjects in BL. 
01:52:32
June 22, 2020
Let's Talk About Piracy!
Y'all knew this episode was coming. Let's talk about the process from idea to manga and how pirates may or may not be ruining everything. 
01:34:42
June 22, 2020
A Brief History of BL and Why We Don't Look to it for Accurate Representation
Want to learn the history of yaoi? Want to also have a shockingly blunt conversation about representation and how the industry works? Then you've come to the right place! Pull up a chair and let's talk history, licenses and looking for yourself in Japanese comic books. 
01:25:55
June 22, 2020
Meet the Hosts: Our Top 5 BL/Yaoi Titles
Welcome to The Yaoi Shelf. In Episode 1 you'll meet hosts Aisha and Amanda while learning the most you can about them by touring their respective yaoi shelves and discussing their Top 5 Yaoi Manga of all time! 
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June 22, 2020
June 21, 2020
00:51
June 21, 2020