This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Why is Naruto's picture up there..? Surely there's someone better. Like, I dunno, Shuichi from Gravitation? Someone who really exemplifies it?
: A note on the martial-arts use of the term — neither "defender" nor "attacker" adequately defines uke
in a martial-arts context. It always means the partner receiving a technique during training, but many (though not all) techniques begin with the uke
attacking the nage
, or executing a more basic technique which is expected and countered.
It is, however, occasionally hilarious to practice jujutsu after learning the fandom definition.
: Feel free to remove the ukulele quote, if you want.
kit329: Removed ",and neither does his bitterness and hot temper
regarding it" (re his height) from the Allen Walker note on this trope, as Allen having a height complex is not in fact founded in canon, and likely stems from a misinterpretation of a Japanese insult.
: How do you pronounce it, anyway?
- Loser Gamer Britt: "oo-kay." (And the "oo" isn't "oh", it's... Gah, I'm horrible at explaining things. *fails*)
: Do uke and seme refer to platonic relationships too? What about heterosexual relationships?
puritybrown: Nope. An uke can have almost any kind of personality, and so can a seme; what makes a seme a seme or an uke an uke is their position during sex, and nothing more. In general, this tends to align along personality lines, but not always; it's becoming more and more common for characters with an "uke-like personality" (emotionally open, weak, dependent, etc) to be seme in bed and vice versa.