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''Avialae'' is a BoysLove webcomic by Lucid that is, in the creator's own words, "about a gross bird boy and his nerdy wannabe ornithologist [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend boyfriend--Imeanneighbor]] who helps him out during the painful and bloody process of growing wings."

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''Avialae'' is a BoysLove webcomic by Lucid that is, in the creator's own words, "about a gross bird boy and his nerdy wannabe ornithologist [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend boyfriend--Imeanneighbor]] boyfr--I mean neighbor]] who helps him out during the painful and bloody process of growing wings."


* UglyCute: Gannet becomes enamored with a gangly baby crow in Ch. 5 when [[spoiler:Ezra gives him an opportunity to select a hatchling to take care of]], cooing "It's so ugly and I ''love it''."

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* UglyCute: [[invoked]] Gannet becomes enamored with a gangly baby crow in Ch. 5 when [[spoiler:Ezra gives him an opportunity to select a hatchling to take care of]], cooing "It's so ugly and I ''love it''."

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* UglyCute: Gannet becomes enamored with a gangly baby crow in Ch. 5 when [[spoiler:Ezra gives him an opportunity to select a hatchling to take care of]], cooing "It's so ugly and I ''love it''."

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: [[ZigzaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. During Gannet and Bailey's first few sexual encounters, Gannet notes that Bailey's total lack of sexual experience is very obvious but also that his eagerness still makes the sex extremely pleasurable. However, they then go through a period where they have to abort several attempts at sex due to Bailey [[TheLoinsSleepTonight failing to get aroused]] until they realize that it's because Bailey is demisexual and can get into sex only if it feels emotionally meaningful to him. Even after they become comfortable enough in their relationship to have great sex on a regular basis, their attempts at sex in Ch. 5 get repeatedly thwarted by Gannet's body being too sore from his exercise regimen (and once, by Gannet [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments accidentally smacking Bailey in the face with one of his wings]]).

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* GivingUpTheGhost: This happens to Bailey at the beginning of Ch. 4 when Gannet is sweet-talking him into having sex, with the added humor of his "ghost" having little glasses on and a LuminescentBlush.
-->'''Author Comments:''' Happy Halloween! Avialae is now about Bailey discovering his ability to use astral projection during sex.


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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Subverted; most readers assumed that Bailey was the smart one, but a Ch. 4 page shows that Gannet is actually more academically adept than him but [[BrilliantButLazy normally doesn't bother putting in the extra effort in his classes]].


* EatingTheEyeCandy: Even at the start of the comic when Gannet barely tolerated Bailey, he couldn't help but ogle his ass while he was out running. And naturally, them becoming an actual couple leads to more scenes of Gannet admiring Bailey's physique and vice versa.

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: Even at the start of the comic when Gannet barely tolerated Bailey, he couldn't help but ogle ogling his ass while he was out running. And naturally, them becoming an actual couple leads to more scenes of Gannet admiring Bailey's physique and vice versa.



* ForcefulKiss: Gannet does this when he gets fed up with Bailey constantly running away from his flirtations.

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* ForcefulKiss: Gannet does this at the end of Ch. 1 when he gets fed up with Bailey constantly running away from his flirtations.flirtations. Bailey also springs one on Gannet in Ch. 2 when he gets ticked off by Gannet not taking his love confession seriously.



* LoveEpiphany: Bailey asks Jamie how he realized he was in love with his fiancée Jenna and Jamie, correctly guessing that Bailey is thinking too much about whether he really loves Gannet or not, says that love isn't just an instant reaction and takes time to build but that there usually ''is'' an otherwise-mundane moment where it dawns upon you that you're in love. It's implied later on that Bailey has that "moment" when he sees Gannet sitting at the window.

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* LoveEpiphany: Bailey asks Jamie how he realized he was in love with his fiancée Jenna and Jamie, correctly guessing that Bailey is thinking too much about whether he really loves Gannet or not, says that love isn't just an instant reaction and takes time to build but that there usually ''is'' an otherwise-mundane a moment where it dawns upon you that you're in love. It's implied later on that Bailey has that "moment" when he sees Gannet sitting at the window.window.
-->'''Jamie:''' I don't think love is like that. It's not about whether or not "they're the one." It's something you have to build. It's something you have to work for.
-->'''Bailey:''' Oh...
-->'''Jamie:''' Though, you'll probably have a moment of realization. I did. It wasn't anything profound. I just looked at [Jenna] one day and was like "Oh yeah, this is what I've been feeling."


The webcomic can be read at [[https://yaoi.biz/about-avialae/ the creator's site]] (warning for R-18 pages). Its creator also has a [[https://www.patreon.com/lucid Patron account]] where extras and {{doujinshi}} of the webcomic can be purchased.

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The webcomic can be read at [[https://yaoi.biz/about-avialae/ the creator's site]] (warning for R-18 pages). Its creator also has a [[https://www.patreon.com/lucid Patron Patreon account]] where extras and {{doujinshi}} of the webcomic can be purchased.



* HappilyAdopted: Gannet.

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* HappilyAdopted: Gannet.Gannet's adoptive mother is genuinely loving and supportive of him. His father, [[HeteronormativeCrusader not so much]], which is why Gannet chose to stay with his mother after his parents' divorce.



* LoveEpiphany: Bailey asks Jamie how he realized he was in love with his fiancée Jenna and Jamie, correctly guessing that Bailey is thinking too much about whether he really loves Gannet or not, says that love isn't just an instant reaction and takes time to build but that there usually ''is'' an otherwise-mundane moment where it dawns upon you that you're in love. It's implied later on that Bailey has that "moment" when he sees Gannet sitting at the window.



* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes. [[spoiler:It turns out that this runs in the family; his mother [[UncannyFamilyResemblance had the same hairstyle]].]]

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* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes. [[spoiler:It turns out that this runs in the family; his mother [[UncannyFamilyResemblance had the same hairstyle]].]]

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* InsistentTerminology: Gannet is ''not'' a bird, no matter how much Bailey geeks out over his wings.


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: After chapters of struggling with TheILoveYouStigma, Gannet ''finally'' properly declares his love for Bailey in Ch. 4.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: After chapters of struggling with TheILoveYouStigma, AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
** In Ch. 2, Bailey starts to do this toward
Gannet ''finally'' properly but Gannet cuts him short because he doesn't believe in (or is too scared to believe in) love.
** In Ch. 4, Bailey tearfully
declares his love for Bailey in Ch. 4.Gannet when the latter tries to BreakHisHeartToSaveHim, and this time Gannet accepts it and even gives an anguished love declaration of his own for the first time.



* EatingTheEyeCandy: Even at the start of the comic when Gannet barely tolerated Bailey, he couldn't help but ogle his ass while he was out running. And naturally, them becoming an actual couple leads to more scenes of Gannet admiring Bailey's physique and vice versa.



* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes. [[spoiler:It turns out that this runs in the family; his mother had the same hairstyle.]]

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* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes. [[spoiler:It turns out that this runs in the family; his mother [[UncannyFamilyResemblance had the same hairstyle.hairstyle]].]]



* PerceptionFilter: Gannet eventually learns that the reason he's never met or heard of another avialae is because they have perception-blocking abilities that enable them to hide from or appear normal to humans, and that he can do the same with enough training.

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* PerceptionFilter: Gannet eventually learns that the [[spoiler:the reason he's never met or heard of another avialae is because they have perception-blocking abilities that enable them to hide from or appear normal to humans, and that he can do the same with enough training.training]].



* SingleTargetSexuality: Bailey seems to have this toward Gannet. His brother Jamie says that he never displayed much interest in any gender before Gannet to the point where Jamie wondered if the only living creatures he liked were birds. It's confirmed in Ch. 3 that he's demisexual and needs reassurance from Gannet that he loves him emotionally too to be able to have sex with him.

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* SingleTargetSexuality: Bailey seems to have this toward Gannet. His brother Jamie says that he never displayed much interest in any gender before Gannet to the point where Jamie wondered if the only living creatures he liked were birds. It's confirmed in Ch. 3 that he's demisexual and needs reassurance from Gannet that he loves him emotionally too to be able to have sex with him.

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* SecretKeeper: Bailey is initially the only person who knows about Gannet's wings. Addie becomes a secret keeper too later on after she gets over her initial shock. [[spoiler:When Gannet's mother finally learns about his wings, she isn't too pleased that Bailey helped Gannet keep them a secret from her for so long but eventually concedes that he did it for Gannet's sake.]]


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Bailey is brown-skinned in color illustrations, but his exact ethnicity isn't specified in the comic.
** WordOfGod says that Bailey is half-Puerto Rican.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Bailey is brown-skinned in color illustrations, but his exact ethnicity isn't specified in the comic.
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comic. WordOfGod says that Bailey is he's half-Puerto Rican.



* BlandNameProduct: Gannet has "Bif" peanut butter in his house.

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* BlandNameProduct: Gannet has "Bif" peanut butter in his house.house, and gets a ''[[Literature/MaximumRide Maximum Flight]]'' book as a gag Christmas gift.



* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Gannet tries to break up with Bailey in Ch. 4, saying that he deserves to lead a normal life with someone who doesn't have to hide from the public, which incenses Bailey who tells him that a life without him wouldn't feel normal to him.

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Gannet tries to break up with Bailey in Ch. 4, saying that he deserves to lead a normal life with someone who doesn't have to hide from the public, which incenses Bailey who tells him that a life without him wouldn't ''wouldn't'' feel normal to him.



* {{Gayngst}}: While not the primary focus of the webcomic, Gannet and Bailey both have to deal with homophobic relatives and classmates from time to time.



* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Gannet is the offspring of a human and a WingedHumanoid.]]

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* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Gannet is Gannet turns out to be the offspring of a human and a WingedHumanoid.]]



* HiddenElfVillage: [[spoiler:Most avialae live in Folkvangr, a city that's been hidden for thousands of years to prevent humans from wiping out their species. They ''really'' don't trust humans, and Bailey has to stay hidden or disguised within its walls to avoid getting kicked out or worse.]]



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Gannet's response to learning that [[spoiler:he's not fully human]]. It becomes even worse when his wings grow so large that he can no longer keep them hidden and has to stop going to school.
* ImmuneToDrugs: Gannet's attempts at [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] at Renee's Halloween party all fail, and he wonders out loud if it's due to his bird physiology.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Gannet's WingedHumanoid mother and human father, which his mother got [[MalignedMixedMarriage cast out from her society for]]. This causes Gannet's relationship with Bailey to be one in turn.]]

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Gannet's response to learning that [[spoiler:he's he's not fully human]].human. It becomes even worse when his wings grow so large that he can no longer keep them hidden and has to stop going to school.
* ImmuneToDrugs: Gannet's attempts at [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] at Renee's Halloween party all fail, and he wonders out loud if it's due to his bird physiology.
bird-like metabolism.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Gannet's Gannet's WingedHumanoid mother and human father, which his mother got [[MalignedMixedMarriage cast out from her society for]]. This causes Gannet's relationship with Bailey to be one in turn.]]



* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes.

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* MulticoloredHair: Gannet has strawberry blond hair with dyed black fringes. [[spoiler:It turns out that this runs in the family; his mother had the same hairstyle.]]



* SingleTargetSexuality: Bailey seems to have this toward Gannet. His brother Jamie says that he never displayed much interest in any gender before Gannet to the point where Jamie wondered if the only living creatures he liked were birds.
** Deconstructed in Ch. 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend is demisexual.]]
* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Bailey and Gannet run into Luke at a Halloween party, who's brought a guy as his date.]]

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* SingleTargetSexuality: Bailey seems to have this toward Gannet. His brother Jamie says that he never displayed much interest in any gender before Gannet to the point where Jamie wondered if the only living creatures he liked were birds.
** Deconstructed
birds. It's confirmed in Ch. 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to 3 that he's demisexual and needs reassurance from Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend is demisexual.]]
he loves him emotionally too to be able to have sex with him.
* StraightGay: [[spoiler:Bailey Bailey and Gannet run into Luke at a Halloween party, who's brought a guy as his date.]]


* CastFullOfGay: Other than Gannet and Bailey's obvious gayness, Gannet's friend Addie is a lesbian, Gannet's uncle Everett was married to a man, and Bailey's older brother Jamie is transgender.

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* CastFullOfGay: Other than Gannet and Bailey's obvious gayness, Gannet's friend Addie is a lesbian, Gannet's uncle Everett was married to a man, and Bailey's older brother Jamie is and Gannet's childhood friend Renee are both transgender.


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* ImmuneToDrugs: Gannet's attempts at [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]] at Renee's Halloween party all fail, and he wonders out loud if it's due to his bird physiology.


* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Gannet dresses up as an angel for Renee's Halloween party so that he doesn't need to hide his wings for once.



* LadykillerInLove: Gannet is heavily implied to have slept with a lot of men and views relationships as too complicated and messy to get involved in. It takes him a long while to admit that he feels more than just sexual attraction to Bailey.

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* LadykillerInLove: Gannet is heavily implied to have has slept with a lot of men (at least ''twelve'', according to Ch. 4) and views relationships as too complicated and messy to get involved in. It takes him a long while to admit that he feels more than just sexual attraction to Bailey.



** Deconstructed in at in Chapter 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend is demisexual.]]

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** Deconstructed in at in Chapter Ch. 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend is demisexual.]]


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* TrainingMontage: Gannet undergoes one in Ch. 5 when [[spoiler:he has to learn perception blocking and exercise to become fit enough to fly in Folkvangr]].


* PerceptionFilter: Gannet eventually learns that the reason he's never met or heard of another WingedHumanoid is because they live in a place hidden from human eyes and have learned how to conceal their wings around humans and, and that he can do the same with enough training.

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* PerceptionFilter: Gannet eventually learns that the reason he's never met or heard of another WingedHumanoid avialae is because they live in a place hidden have perception-blocking abilities that enable them to hide from human eyes and have learned how or appear normal to conceal their wings around humans and, humans, and that he can do the same with enough training.



* ReallyRoyaltyReveal: In Ch. 5, [[spoiler:Gannet learns that his mother Aletta belonged to a royal family from the hidden avialae city of Folkvangr. Which technically makes him a prince, as Bailey points out.]]



** Deconstructed in at in Chapter 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend demisexual.]]

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** Deconstructed in at in Chapter 3. At the Halloween party [[spoiler: the boys are having trouble with their relationship because Bailey's sexual hangups, which neither of them understand the cause of.]] However, Renee points out to Gannet that it sounds like [[spoiler: his boyfriend is demisexual.]]


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: After chapters of struggling with TheILoveYouStigma, Gannet ''finally'' properly declares his love for Bailey in Ch. 4.



* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Gannet tries to break up with Bailey in Ch. 4, saying that he deserves to lead a normal life with someone who doesn't have to hide from the public, which incenses Bailey who tells him that a life without him wouldn't feel normal to him.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Gannet's response to learning that [[spoiler:he's not fully human]].

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Gannet's response to learning that [[spoiler:he's not fully human]]. It becomes even worse when his wings grow so large that he can no longer keep them hidden and has to stop going to school.



** Gannet, whose wings have grown to the point where he is capable of flight, is afraid of heights.

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** Gannet, whose wings have grown to the point where he is capable of flight, is [[IronicFear afraid of heights.heights]].


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* PerceptionFilter: Gannet eventually learns that the reason he's never met or heard of another WingedHumanoid is because they live in a place hidden from human eyes and have learned how to conceal their wings around humans and, and that he can do the same with enough training.

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