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* '''{{WAFF}}'''[[note]]Warm And Fuzzy Feeling[[/note]]. This axis is defined by [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel feel-nice, trouble-free romance]] with lots of [[HugTropes hugging]] (but rarely kissing -- too dramatic), quality time together, [[SleepCute Sleeping Cute]], etc. This axis is responsible for most of the [[{{Iyashikei}} "Healing" Manga]] (and not only in yuri).

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* '''{{WAFF}}'''[[note]]Warm '''SugarWiki/{{WAFF}}'''[[note]]Warm And Fuzzy Feeling[[/note]]. This axis is defined by [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel feel-nice, trouble-free romance]] with lots of [[HugTropes hugging]] (but rarely kissing -- too dramatic), quality time together, [[SleepCute Sleeping Cute]], etc. This axis is responsible for most of the [[{{Iyashikei}} "Healing" Manga]] (and not only in yuri).


The BetaCouple in the yuri genre is a supporting lesbian couple, usually slightly older than the lead girls and much better adjusted both to each other and to their sexuality. They are introduced fairly early on and represent what the alpha couple will become in due time. Additionally, in this particular genre, they serve the unique purpose of showing the leads that happy lesbian romance ''is'' possible, despite what everyone would have them believe. Their second, less obvious purpose is to reassure all the {{Yuri Fan}}s who live in constant fear of BaitAndSwitchLesbians Syndrome that yes, your manga is, indeed, ''bona fide'' yuri and is not about RomanticTwoGirlFriendship.

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The BetaCouple in the yuri genre is a supporting lesbian couple, [[MentorInQueerness usually slightly older than the lead girls and much better adjusted both to each other and to their sexuality.sexuality]]. They are introduced fairly early on and represent what the alpha couple will become in due time. Additionally, in this particular genre, they serve the unique purpose of showing the leads that happy lesbian romance ''is'' possible, despite what everyone would have them believe. Their second, less obvious purpose is to reassure all the {{Yuri Fan}}s who live in constant fear of BaitAndSwitchLesbians Syndrome that yes, your manga is, indeed, ''bona fide'' yuri and is not about RomanticTwoGirlFriendship.


* '''{{WAFF}}'''[[note]]Warm And Fuzzy Feeling[[/note]]. This axis is defined by [[SweetDreamsFuel feel-nice, trouble-free romance]] with lots of [[HugTropes hugging]] (but rarely kissing -- too dramatic), quality time together, [[SleepCute Sleeping Cute]], etc. This axis is responsible for most of the [[{{Iyashikei}} "Healing" Manga]] (and not only in yuri).

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* '''{{WAFF}}'''[[note]]Warm And Fuzzy Feeling[[/note]]. This axis is defined by [[SweetDreamsFuel [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel feel-nice, trouble-free romance]] with lots of [[HugTropes hugging]] (but rarely kissing -- too dramatic), quality time together, [[SleepCute Sleeping Cute]], etc. This axis is responsible for most of the [[{{Iyashikei}} "Healing" Manga]] (and not only in yuri).


* ''Manga/AoiHana'' is another, generally well-received, example of Drama-style yuri.

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* ''Manga/AoiHana'' ''Manga/SweetBlueFlowers'' is another, generally well-received, example of Drama-style yuri.


* LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru is ''the'' yuri series that helped [[TropeCodifier Codify]] many tropes and popularize the genre. It, however, is of the HideYourLesbians and RomanticTwoGirlFriendship variant.

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* LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' is ''the'' yuri series that helped [[TropeCodifier Codify]] many tropes and popularize the genre. It, however, is of the HideYourLesbians and RomanticTwoGirlFriendship variant.



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* LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru is ''the'' yuri series that helped [[TropeCodifier Codify]] many tropes and popularize the genre. It, however, is of the HideYourLesbians and RomanticTwoGirlFriendship variant.
* ''Manga/OniiSamaE'' is an extremely influential series, however being from TheSeventies it features outdated tropes like BaitAndSwitchLesbians.

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** [[MasculineFeminineGayCouple Masculine feminine]]


And just in case you have decided to write a lovemaking scene and wonder what kind of "[[UnusualEuphemism props]]" your girls should use, there are much better specialized educational websites out there for such questions than ThisWiki. OurSuperStrictLanguagePolicy doesn't allow such details, anyway.

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And just in case you have decided to write a lovemaking scene and wonder what kind of "[[UnusualEuphemism props]]" your girls should use, there are much better specialized educational websites out there for such questions than ThisWiki.Wiki/ThisVeryWiki. OurSuperStrictLanguagePolicy doesn't allow such details, anyway.


If you are going for a high school setting, you will need an ElaborateUniversityHigh with all the trappings that usually come with it. Otherwise, consider the lead characters' homes (home, if they are already living together) and everyday workplace, e.g. the [[OfficeLady Office Ladies]]' {{Office}}, the {{Teen Idol}}s' agency, etc., etc.. In a fantasy setting, let your imagination run free and use whatever [[RuleOfCool epic]] and [[RuleOfRomantic romantic]] landscapes come to mind.

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If you are going for a high school setting, you will need an ElaborateUniversityHigh with all the trappings that usually come with it. Otherwise, consider the lead characters' homes (home, if they are already living together) and everyday workplace, e.g. the [[OfficeLady Office Ladies]]' {{Office}}, office, the {{Teen Idol}}s' agency, etc., etc.. In a fantasy setting, let your imagination run free and use whatever [[RuleOfCool epic]] and [[RuleOfRomantic romantic]] landscapes come to mind.


* Ditto ''Manga/WifeAndWife'' for WAFF-style yuri, as well as MiyabiFujieda's yuri mangas.

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* Ditto ''Manga/WifeAndWife'' for WAFF-style yuri, as well as MiyabiFujieda's Creator/MiyabiFujieda's yuri mangas.


You will need a [[{{Homosexual}} lesbian]] AlphaCouple. They will be the centerpiece of your story and failing to introduce them early will unnecessarily frustrate your readers. "[[BoyMeetsGirl Girl meets girl]]" comes first; everything else (boys, families, rivals, etc.) comes later.

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You will need a [[{{Homosexual}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual}} lesbian]] AlphaCouple. They will be the centerpiece of your story and failing to introduce them early will unnecessarily frustrate your readers. "[[BoyMeetsGirl Girl meets girl]]" comes first; everything else (boys, families, rivals, etc.) comes later.


Because of its cultural roots in the pre-WorldWarII Japanese education system (see ClassS), a lot of yuri mangas produced in Japan these days are set in an ElaborateUniversityHigh or a OneGenderSchool. Consequentially, a [[SchoolgirlLesbians vast majority of lesbian couples]] in yuri manga are in their [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday late teens]] to [[ChristmasCake mid-twenties]]. While you are in no way bound to this setting and age range, you may find it easier to come up with subplots and reach your readers if you stick to the classics.

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Because of its cultural roots in the pre-WorldWarII pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese education system (see ClassS), a lot of yuri mangas produced in Japan these days are set in an ElaborateUniversityHigh or a OneGenderSchool. Consequentially, a [[SchoolgirlLesbians vast majority of lesbian couples]] in yuri manga are in their [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday late teens]] to [[ChristmasCake mid-twenties]]. While you are in no way bound to this setting and age range, you may find it easier to come up with subplots and reach your readers if you stick to the classics.


* Less a pitfall and more of a {{pet peeve|Trope}}: To acknowledge heteronormativity is important, but the bewildered "But we are both girls!" reaction to a confession is overdone. You can do that in historical fiction, but these days, all but the most sheltered girls are aware that yes, some women do like other women in a romantic way.

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* Less of a pitfall and more of a {{pet peeve|Trope}}: To acknowledge heteronormativity is important, but the bewildered "But we are both girls!" reaction to a confession is overdone. You can do that in historical fiction, but these days, all but the most sheltered girls are aware that yes, some women do like other women in a romantic way.


* Less a pitfall than a {{pet peeve|Trope}}: To acknowledge heteronormativity is important, but the bewildered "But we are both girls!" reaction to a confession is overdone. In historical fiction, it's fine, but these days, all but the most sheltered girls are aware that yes, some women do like other women in a romantic way.

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* Less a pitfall than and more of a {{pet peeve|Trope}}: To acknowledge heteronormativity is important, but the bewildered "But we are both girls!" reaction to a confession is overdone. In You can do that in historical fiction, it's fine, but these days, all but the most sheltered girls are aware that yes, some women do like other women in a romantic way.



* GenderBender. The original thematic core of classic (shoujo) yuri was, surprisingly to some, not so much lesbianism as such, as the exploration of alternate gender identities. In its home country, the genre was (and remains) an important form of {{escap|ism}}e for young women from the [[YamatoNadeshiko restrictive social norms]] placed upon them almost from birth.

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* GenderBender. The original thematic core of classic (shoujo) yuri was, surprisingly to some, not so much lesbianism as such, as but the exploration of alternate gender identities. In its home country, the genre was (and remains) an important form of {{escap|ism}}e for young women from the [[YamatoNadeshiko restrictive social norms]] placed upon them almost from birth.



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* Less a pitfall than a {{pet peeve|Trope}}: To acknowledge heteronormativity is important, but the bewildered "But we are both girls!" reaction to a confession is overdone. In historical fiction, it's fine, but these days, all but the most sheltered girls are aware that yes, some women do like other women in a romantic way.

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