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Yuri vs Shoujo-Ai by ChikitaWolf Yuri vs Shoujo-Ai by ChikitaWolf
Stamp by ~ChikitaWolf

Goes with my "Yaoi vs Shounen-Ai" stamp~! Though this one's a little fancier with lighting and stuffz.

Also a request by ~HolyRabbid :nod:

So, here we go again~! :dummy:


.:SHOUJO AI:.

Following the pattern of shōnen-ai, a term already in use in North America to describe content involving non-sexual relationships between men, western fans coined the term shōjo-ai to describe yuri without explicit sex. In Japan the term shōjo-ai (少女愛?, lit. girl love) is not used with this meaning, and instead tends to denote pedophilia (actual or perceived), with a similar meaning to the term lolicon (Lolita complex). (Let's not get into Lolicon plz -.-)


.:YURI:.

As of 2009, the term yuri is used in Japan to mean the depiction of attraction between women (whether sexual, spiritual, or romantic; explicit or implied) in manga, anime, and related entertainment media, as well as the genre of stories primarily dealing with this content. In North America, yuri has initially been used to denote only the most explicit end of the spectrum, deemed primarily as a variety of hentai.


I tried to make it a little less confusing than with Yaoi vs Shounen-Ai, plus, there was a little less extra information, which made it easier to cut it down a bit while leaving some informative info in there as well. So I hope this clears up some confusion like with the Yaoi and Shounen-Ai stamp~!

And I hope I succeeded in the lavender-silver theme ya wanted too ~HolyRabbid >3<"
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:iconkandaharuka:
KandaHaruka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:iconthisplz:
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Shoujo-ai is sweet, too.
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NekoPinkShooter Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconclapplz: Thank you for making this stamp. I've always had issues with the different definitions of Shoujo-ai, but it's nice to have a term that separates the non-explicit from the explicit. Besides, Shounen-ai got a definition change, so why not Shoujo-ai too?
HOORAY FOR DEFINITIONS VARYING UPON GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION! Kermityay 
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TheLolitaBoy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I call clean-to-explicit GL yuri, but GL involving younger... waayyyyy younger... girls shoujo-ai.
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extremerebirth1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
personally I like anime where it slightly boarders on Shoujo-ai, but the girls are straight. Animes involbing a very close girl/girl frienship that isn't Shoujo-ai, but close.
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There needs to be more legit friendship in anime/manga :I
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extremerebirth1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Plus I'm religious, conservative, and slightly homophobic. So you can imagine by beef with yuri. I do like yuri though, but I love anime that gives me an alternative to it with straight girls involved. So far I plan on checking out Saki, and black rock shooter
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wr0 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
---E Thanks for clearing it up! 8OD
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StormFedeR Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh.. thanks! I didn't know the difference... umm.. that "shoujo ai" term is a little complex. I'll better just stick with the word "yuri" for girlxgirl situations. :XD:
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KillertheWolfdog Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crap XD
I made a stupid mistake
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Mla-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Jeeze, we screw meanings up a lot. Dx
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :iconfacepalmplz:
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Musakcritiq Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
THANK YOU -.-
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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sailorstar165 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Huh. So this whole Shoujo Ai/Yuri thing is a lot different from the Shounen Ai/Yaoi thing. I never knew that.
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, there seems to be less craze over Shoujo Ai and Yuri, maybe that's why? :shrug:

I think it's interesting how much us westerners screw up the words though xD Yuri was meant to mean "lily" in Japanese if I'm not mistaken
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sailorstar165 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I think the difference is really that most female anime fans are into Yaoi while most male are into Hentai rather than Shoujo Ai.

Not sure what Yuri translates to, but I know a male Russian character in Kaleido Star is named Yuri.
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense >3<"
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I am so confused. Iam sure I found other desciprtions for these words a thousand times. x__x.
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? x'D
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I am just going to stop caring and ..draw. :icondrawplz:
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :D
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XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Writer
YAY FOR WESTERN STUPIDITY!♪

And thankies! You did it perfectly! (Like the corners. :meow:)
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoot~! :dummy:

Great xD Glad I didn't mess up, lol :D
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XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Writer
How do you mess up a stamp, anyway??
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Making the colors look all wrong, getting the text in a messy fashion in which one can't read it, putting the text in the wrong area, moving the little border in the wrong place... lol x'D All the little stuff gets to me, lmao
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XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Writer
Huh.....:confused:
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol :D
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XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Writer
I WANT CHOCOLATE!!! XD

Also, come to think of it......how d'you feel about yuri and yaoi?
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconchocolatefishplz: :D

Well.. to be quite honest, I'm not one to read that stuff ^^" I mean, my BFF in real life rights fairly soft shounen-ai, which I don't mind reading, but if pants start coming off, I run for it, lol
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Lost-Tresure Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
If you figure it out tell me so I can avoid it.
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HiromuArakawa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I remember I actually read in a dictionary that "yuri" is Japanese for "lily" O.O Aaaaaanywho, nice stamp! <3
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is ^^" But once again, us westerners have screwed up all original meaning of words~! :dummy:
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HiromuArakawa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
...Hurray for Western culture _ _|||...
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ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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