These tropes are kind of a mess, but I don't support merging them into each other.
Romantic Two-Girl Friendship
seems to be a Useful Note
on Japan, even though it has accumulated lots of examples (many non-Japanese, too); it seems to be primarily being used for "close ambiguous friendship with Les Yay
", probably under the influence of the title.
is "lesbian relationships among teens are Just A Phase
and / or a sign of immaturity" - compare and contrast Experimented in College
(for which I just made the redirect Lesbian Until Graduation
- Make Class S (currently a redirect for Romantic Two-Girl Friendship) into the Useful Notes page (becasue the title Romantic Two-Girl Friendship is begging for misuse), remove the examples (except for the actual Class S novels of the 1920's and their direct relatives).
- Either rewrite Schoolgirl Lesbians to cover all cases of "girl-girl crushes, especially in a girl's school, seen as practice for a real heterosexual relationships" (which used to be a common attitude in the West; it's found in lots of older British works) (and maybe then rename it Romantic Two-Girl Friendship?) or fold it into Experimented in College (which would require a re-write and maybe a rename of the latter). I'd support the former more, because the context is rather different (LUG is frequently associated with feminism and/or a strong political stance, whereas the traditional "schoolgirl pash" is associated with innocence, inexperience and being sheltered - more "forward" girls go ahead and crush on boys).
- Move the examples that don't fit whatever tropes survive to Les Yay or Heterosexual Life-Partners (and some are cannon Yuri Genre and should go there).
I'm not sure what to do with Romantic Two-Girl Friendship
; I could see a trope for "series which exist to provide Ship Tease
but where the relationship will never be confirmed", but I have a similar trope for BL on YKTTW here
which could be rewritten to take those examples.
edited 24th Sep '11 2:44:35 PM by lebrel