History Main / HoYay

8th Jan '17 9:04:26 PM Arctimon
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In point of fact this term, an abbreviation of "Homoeroticism, Yay" originated circa 2000 on the comment boards of Television Without Pity, a TV recap site. (See: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Hoyay!) It was particularly popular in Smallville recaps, where much of the homoerotic subtext was intentional: one of the members of the writer's room was simultaneously posting slash stories on livejournal.

It is unclear whether most moments of ho yay occur with authorial intent, and cultural standards often make it hard to judge. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship -- and Romantic Two-Guy Friendship -- highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.

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In point of fact this term, an abbreviation of "Homoeroticism, Yay" originated circa 2000 on It probably originates from the comment boards of Television Without Pity, a TV recap site. (See: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Hoyay!) It old days, when the homosexuality taboo was particularly popular in Smallville recaps, where much serious enough that every gay pairing was considered a CrackPairing, so when authors wrote characters as very intimate with each other, everyone just accepted that they are just very good friends, and moved on, or when they wrote outright references to homosexuality, everyone just laughed at the sheer absurdity of the homoerotic subtext was intentional: one of thought, and moved on.

With
the members emergence of {{Yaoi Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the writer's room was simultaneously posting slash stories on livejournal.

It is unclear whether most moments of ho yay occur with authorial intent,
more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and cultural standards often make it hard even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to judge.be straight (in which case the author will probably be ''very'' annoyed by the fans' insisting otherwise).

Cultural differences also have their say here.
The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship -- and Romantic Two-Guy Friendship -- highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.
century.
8th Jan '17 5:54:50 PM SuccinctToad
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It probably originates from the old days, when the homosexuality taboo was serious enough that every gay pairing was considered a CrackPairing, so when authors wrote characters as very intimate with each other, everyone just accepted that they are just very good friends, and moved on, or when they wrote outright references to homosexuality, everyone just laughed at the sheer absurdity of the thought, and moved on.

With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight (in which case the author will probably be ''very'' annoyed by the fans' insisting otherwise).

Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship -- and Romantic Two-Guy Friendship -- highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.

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It probably originates from In point of fact this term, an abbreviation of "Homoeroticism, Yay" originated circa 2000 on the old days, when the homosexuality taboo comment boards of Television Without Pity, a TV recap site. (See: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Hoyay!) It was serious enough that every gay pairing was considered a CrackPairing, so when authors wrote characters as very intimate with each other, everyone just accepted that they are just very good friends, and moved on, or when they wrote outright references to homosexuality, everyone just laughed at the sheer absurdity particularly popular in Smallville recaps, where much of the thought, homoerotic subtext was intentional: one of the members of the writer's room was simultaneously posting slash stories on livejournal.

It is unclear whether most moments of ho yay occur with authorial intent,
and moved on.

With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]]
cultural standards often make it hard to be straight (in which case the author will probably be ''very'' annoyed by the fans' insisting otherwise).

Cultural differences also have their say here.
judge. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship -- and Romantic Two-Guy Friendship -- highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.
12th Jul '16 3:10:05 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight.

to:

With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight.
straight (in which case the author will probably be ''very'' annoyed by the fans' insisting otherwise).
13th Feb '16 8:54:44 AM rjd1922
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For heterosexual versions, see ImpliedLoveInterest and ShipTease.

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When this is done intentionally, it's HomoeroticSubtext. For heterosexual versions, see ImpliedLoveInterest and ShipTease.
3rd Jan '16 2:35:46 PM CaptEquinox
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Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, [[note]]There were also plenty of Romantic Two-Guy Friendships.[[/note]] highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, [[note]]There were also plenty of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship -- and Romantic Two-Guy Friendships.[[/note]] Friendship -- highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.
30th Jul '15 6:29:55 PM Thanos6
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With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight.

to:

With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s Fan}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight.
20th Feb '15 10:56:37 PM CaptEquinox
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Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, [[note]]There were also plenty of Romantic Two-Guy Friendships.[[/note]] highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.
13th Nov '14 11:43:15 AM PistolsAtDawn
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** HoYay/{{Gorillaz}}



** HoYay/WilliamShakespeare
15th Jul '14 5:16:44 PM ACW
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* HoYay/{{WWE}}
14th Jul '14 1:46:08 AM RageAgainstTheAuthor
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* The purpose of SlashFics.
* ''[[Franchize/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon's]]'' Send Your OCs fanfic ''[[PokemonTakeTwo Pokémon: Take Two]]'' gives us a fair share of Ho Yay. And considering [[YaoiFangirl what the authoress is]]...
** ''[[UpToEleven Ry]]''. The boy considers all males his friends just because they're the same gender, for Christ's sake!
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