Sep. 27th, 2012

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Welcome to Dokidoku!

This is a community for the mature discussion of BL manga. The name of the community is an abbreviation of Dokidoki Dokushokai ("Heart-pounding Reading Circle"). Currently, membership in the community is by invitation only.

This community is run by five moderators: [ profile] collarnojutsu, [ profile] mangaroo, [ profile] sara_tanaquil, [ profile] spacealien_vamp, and [ profile] wednesday_10_00. The moderators take turns selecting manga and posing questions for discussion. Every month, one moderator will serve as the "host." The host is responsible for at least two official discussion posts. One post will focus on a particular BL manga, either a single volume or several volumes of a series. The second post may be about a specific manga, but it could also be a discussion about a related topic. Be aware that not all of the manga selected for discussion are available in English.

All members are encouraged to participate actively by responding to the discussion posts. We hope that you enjoy the excitement and feeling of companionship derived from in-depth discussion and analysis of BL manga characters, artists, and themes with others who share similar interests.

Each month, the posts will generally follow this format, real life permitting:
  • Beginning of month (1st through 9th)—Manga discussion post

  • Middle of month (10th through 19th)—Topic discussion post

  • End of month (20th through 31st)—Manga nominations and community business

Community Rules

There are few hard-and-fast rules, and policies are still evolving. However, we expect members to abide by these guidelines.
  1. We ask that new members respond with a self-introduction in the introduction post. Tell us about yourself and anything you would like us to know about your taste in manga, artists, characters, or themes.

  2. This community will discuss mature topics, and members should feel safe enough to discuss sensitive subjects. In order to protect this sense of security, we ask that members think carefully about phrasing so that nothing will sound like an attack on another member. You are welcome to express negativity about manga artists, characters, plot devices, BL tropes, or any other aspect of the text under discussion, as long as you do so in a way that respects the fact that others may like those exact same factors.

  3. Since this is a discussion-centered community, we expect all members to engage in the discussion rather than sit passively in silence. We understand that not all members will have time to participate extensively every month, and not everyone can discuss every manga. However, with the combination of discussion, nomination, and business posts, there are many opportunities for expression. Therefore, any member who refrains from posting at all for three full months will be removed from the community.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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