This is a bit off-topic, but there really isn't anywhere else to put this, so I'm going to say it here. See, I think trying to turn all the Yay tropes into YMMV items is ultimately counterproductive. Look at Ho Yay
— it's supposed to be those moments that fans treat as Homoerotic Subtext
or homosexual Shiptease
when they actually aren't.
A) That phenomenon is already covered by Shipping Goggles
and more importantly
B) The item is still being used to mean Homoerotic Subtext or homosexual Shiptease.
All that's happening is people moving examples from the main pages to the YMMV tabs.
Look at the HoYay/ namespace — here, look at the picture for HoYay.Anime That's not even subtext anymore, that's maintext.
Whether or not the characters are actually gay, you see all the trappings of a Yaoi Guys
relationship. Let's see — a a pitcher
, a catcher
, a feeling of tenseness
, and, of course, glasses
. And let's not even get into the Playing to the Fetishes
Nobody needs to be wearing Shipping Goggles
to see that.
You know, I think we outta start another family of tropes for "Fake Yay" (not to be confused with Faux Yay
, that's about an In-Universe
elaborate homosexuality ruse), where there is homoerotic subtext or tease between strait characters. Needs a Better Name
, of course.
from Awkward Zombie
for an example — Marth
has a Homoerotic Dream about Roy
. This is obviously fake, since Mewtwo
is messing with his dreams.
Should I go ahead and YKTTW
that? Unfortunately, I Suck
at YKKTW, so if so I'm going to need a lot of help with that.
edited 2nd Jan '13 1:17:57 PM by TropeEater