Hey man. I think I caught something a few days ago, which is why I've been silent on all fronts. Friday I think I had only one hour I was coherent and about ten I was delirious and writhing about. I'm still feeling incredibly foggy four days later, headaches just won't go away no matter how much water or sleep I get, pills don't do a thing.
I saw an interesting thing written today by someone who reviewed Heart of Thomas, a Moto Hagio title considered to be the grandmother of shounen-ai. The reviewer mentioned while there were implications of yaoi, the boys were all into girls, then went into 'this is a conceit found in modern yuri - that it is seen as a silly phase one grows out of'. And I think this is a major reason while yuri isn't taken seriously or given much respect. How can people when it's treated as something that is a mere fling and will fade in time and the majority of stories cater/foster that sentiment? Girl Friends really is a rare case of two females forming a lifelong bind that time and growing up strengthens. I wish there was a greater proportion of yuri like it. The freaking loli yuri spam of recent times only cheapens the genre in the long run.