Quick update on what I did on the blog when not talking about, covering or reviewing stuff and other things some fans wonder why I have not yet updated.
First of all The Yuri Anime List got a minor update. I added Western animated series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe and many others. Over the years Western cartoons stepped up their game with LGBT+ representation. Slowly but surely more mainstream animated series feature prominent lesbian characters and relationships along with other sexual orientations besides het. Because of that I figured the time was right to include them similar to the Yuri Manga List featuring Western comics also. Like the YML The YAL name won’t change because it’s easier to recognize. Plus I wrote a small update of the change over there already.
Added more games to The Yuri Video Games List. Updates, they come. They come slowly but surely. Plus there’s the Hella Yuri link at the bottom for games I didn’t get to include.
Iroha’s supreme cuteness to help calm my soul.
Now for the rambling. I originally planned on posting this minor update after three lists were updated. I mentioned two but there’s one I did not. The Yuri Hall of Fame. Short answer, laziness. Long answer, I just feel tired. Besides the aforementioned laziness my mood also plays a role. Sometimes I just don’t feel like it. Like I bring up a topic to discuss in a Yuri Talk post, such as “How I work with soft yuri” and posted a “test tweet” of sorts discussing the subject and when I got the replies…it was exactly what one would expect from both sides. Some are cool with soft yuri not always going the extra mile and roll with that they got whereas others write long tweets against about the need for directness and, shall we say, “on-screen in your face-ness” with the yuri. When you notice replies like that you no lose the desire to discuss it when you know exactly what both sides will say.
Back to the HoF. Rest assured it will EVENTUALLY be updated. Just be patient with me. When you have been doing this for over 9 1/2 years you start having moments where you don’t feel like posting. The one thing I NEVER WANT to happen is for blogging to feel like a chore instead of spreading the love like I have for so long. I don’t want blogging to feel like “work” basically. I am doing this all for free and the love of yuri (and occasionally other stuff). I don’t get paid. The best rewards alongside ongoing fan support and friendships made thanks to yuri are developers trusting me with video game review codes and a few kind souls buying some games I really want when they don’t have to. I am eternally grateful to everyone who trusts me and although I am not the fastest blogger I do my best to cover and review as many games as possible.
This brings me to the next stuff I have not done in a while, Yuri Awards and Tournaments. I mentioned this before about 2018 but as amazing of a year as it was for yuri I did not have to think twice to know if I hosted it that year it would have been dominated by Citrus and Bloom Into You. 2019? Laziness. fingers crossed at the end of 2020 or realistically January 2021 they will return. No guarantee but I will do my best.
Lastly, why I hardly talk about Yuri manga/comics or live-action media. Simple. I already dedicate a lot of my attention on tracking and covering animated series and video games with/centered around yuri. I have a hard time keeping up with Live-Action and manga/comics. That’s why I asked for help with the manga list and was grateful Gremriel steps up when possible. It’s too much for me to work on by myself.
This blog exists to spread yuri love and share it with the interested, replying to whoever I can…unless I don’t have much of a response. Offline I don’t have anyone to discuss yuri with anymore so I treasure my time here very much. To everyone who stuck around this long and hopefully stay for years to come I thank you. To newcomers who enjoy their time here I thank you too. Again please be patient with me. I will continue doing my best.
Fall 2020 is going to be insane so we’ll be in for a boom period after two seasons of slowdown that had their moments but were far from the chaotic bliss of the prior two years. Let’s get ready to rumble folks!