Happy Holidays from Your Fave GL Creators!

2019 was one awesome year for the Yuri fandom. What better way to add in more love into the yuletide season but by seeing our favorite GL series celebrating the holidays, getting ready for the new year.

This year we have spotted  a few of our GL content creators posting Christmas art related to their works and here they are.

What Does The Fox Say creator Team Gaji posted a Christmas art of both Sungji and Sumin together. Sumin is wearing a Santa outfit as she was lifted by Sungji wearing a Reindeer costume.


Also, the webtoon (which is published in Korean on Kakaopage) has recently ended. You can read the series officially in English on Tappytoon in both SFW and NSFW versions.

Thai GL manga and webtoon artist Ratana Satis posted a Christmas art in her official Facebook page. Featuring the main characters from hit GL works PulseLily Love, and Lily Love 2 – Frosty Jewel


The artist has recently teased art and characters of her upcoming GL series Soul Drifters.  Speaking of Pulse, you can preorder the 6th volume right now

Artist Darunni has also posted a Christmas on her official Facebook page featuring our two lovely girls from She’s A Keeper. 


She also has another ongoing webtoon series titled BABE! which you can read on WEBTOONShe’s A Keeper can be read on Webcomics.

Tan Jiu, creator of the popular Their Story / SQ Begin with Your Name series also posted a Christmas update on their Weibo page. Also, let’s not forget that December 25 is also Sun Jing’s birthday!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope your holidays have been great and may your 2020 be awesome.

Tan Jiu Releases Tamen De Gushi Art Inspired by Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Skins

Tamen De Gushi (Their Story) still remains one of the most popular ongoing GL webtoons to date. Its creator Tan Jiu has been releasing a lot of art about the characters aside from the usual webtoon chapters which gives more reasons for the fans to be hyped.

Recently, the artist released a few art on their blog featuring our favorite characters from the series in the Lunar New Year Skins of Blizzard’s popular online game Overwatch. If you’re a fan of both, then this is a double thumbs up!


Qiu Tong as Tracer

Qiu Tong in Tracer’s Lunar New Year skin fits her cuteness so much. Makes your heart felt like you’ve been hit by a Pulse Bomb!

Sun Jing as Reaper

There are no words. Badass Sun Jing fits well as a Badass Reaper. Ready to sweep your heart out like a Death Blossom!

Qi Fang as Hanzo

Our favorite mophead Qi Fang as Hanzo would be quite interesting. He is sure to take out everyone that stand in his way with one swift of his Dragonstrike.

Mo Xiaonan as Ashe

Ashe is the recently added character into the roster of Overwatch‘s playable characters. Mo Xiaonan as Ashe is a mix of coolest and cuteness ready to shoot you from afar.

As always, you can never ignore Tan Jiu’s awesome art! This set is just awesome!

About Tamen De Gushi 

Tamen De Gushi is a collection of short yuri comic strips created by Tan Jiu. The story centers on the lives of two different girls: the sporty girl named Sun Jing and the cutie and innocent blonde named Qiu Tong. The series itself have a very simple plot: a story how two girls met each other and how their feelings grow as days go by.

About Overwatch

Overwatch is a popular first-person shooter game developed by Blizzard in 2016. The game has various characters for you to choose from where team up into a group of six capturing and defending control points as well as pushing payloads to achieve victory.

This is considered as Blizzard Entertainment’s fourth major gaming franchise which still remains popular until today.


Source: Tan Jiu (Weibo) – link 1, Tan Jiu – link 2

[Update] We Might Not be Able to See or Read Chinese-Made GL Works Anymore

Note: The article is updated with additional information as of November 1:24pm GMT+8. Those underlined are the updated statements.

This is a bit alarming. Worse, there is a chance that we might won’t be able to see GL artwork and webtoons from Chinese artists and writers and related literature in the future. 


Effective December 1, the Chinese Government will be handing out a huge reward of 600,000 RMB to individuals who will be reporting media under pornography. GL and BL categories might be affected unless it has reached into a degree that the contents of the works contain themes that is considered as inappropriate. 

This draw a huge outcry to fans especially those who loyally follow artists and writers who create related content. Artists urged online users not to re-upload and share their works on the following Chinese social media platforms Weibo and Lofter in order to protect them.

Image from ABC AU

Last year, a woman using the pen name Tianyi was arrested by authorities and was given a 10-year and six months sentence for creating and selling her homoerotic book Occupy in 2017. The novel tells the story about an intimate sexual relationship between a male student and a male teacher.

Tianyi admitted to writing the story and sold copies online via the website Taobao. She promoted her work through the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

Pornography is illegal in China and the government is doing all they can to take down those who create and distribute such media.

In the case of Chinese GL works, some of the popular ones are Tamen De Gushi by Tan Jiu and Dear L by Wu Bao.  Note that the mentioned works might not be affected on this as this do not really show pornography.  There’s still hope after all.

To give you a better understanding of the situation, here is a translation of the situation:


Tamen De Gushi was published in a Chinese language physical book titled SQ: Begin with Your Name! released on October 5, 2015. It contained some insert art and the entire chapters from 1 to 141.

Note: While some of the information still requires confirmation, The Lily Cat will continue to monitor and provide updates regarding this. You may follow the Facebook Page or check back here again for the recent updates.

Source: minorujoeling (Twitter), ABC News Australia, Yuri/Shoujo-Ai Manga Fanatics (translation, Facebook), AsiaOne

Tamen De Gushi – A “Breath of Fresh Air” Kind of Yuri

2017 is a year of ups and downs for Yuri and GL. Not only the constant announcements of anime adaptations, new series, and the related are laid down on the table for us fans, a few of these series are now reaching its climax and some just recently ended. What Does The Fox Say is ending on Monday, Pulse is slated to possibly end on Chapter 70, and Maison de Maid has recently ended as well.

With all these intense yuri series out lately that show too much passion and skin, we sometimes want to go back and just want to read those yuri series that are just full of fluffy and innocent girl love. Today, I’ll be talking about Tan Jiu’s yuri series Tamen De Gushi or Their Story.

About the Series

Tamen De Gushi is a collection of short yuri comic strips created by Tan Jiu. The story centers on the lives of two different girls: the sporty girl named Sun Jing and the cutie and innocent blonde named Qiu Tong. The series itself have a very simple plot: a story how two girls met each other and how their feelings grow as days go by. 
A Perfect Light Read

As I am writing this feature, the 140th “episode” was recently released and based on observation, there seem to be no signs of this series to end soon. To some, you may agree that the only downside of Tamen De Gushi is that the story development in every episode is slow. Although the art is aesthetically beautiful, I’m not surprised that someone would say that the series is slowly out of place and full of filler at times. The series has a few episodes in which neither Sun Jing or Qiu Tong were there.
From what I’ve gathered, Tan Jiu is releasing these series for free and eventually some people pick them up and roughly translate them for fans. Because of this, I think we don’t really have the right to demand what we want from the artist. We just need to sit back and relax. If ever we do demand, I think it wouldn’t be a good idea since the essence of the series might disappear. 
The Chemistry of Sun Jing and Qiu Tong

For the life of me– Sun Jing and Qiu Tong are just so cute together! 
In every chapter, they tend to learn about each other in the simplest to the complicated ways. It’s very nice to know that you liked the person for who they are and you do the most awkward ways in order for them to notice you. This is what I get with these two– fluffy and innocent light yuri romance. I just really love how Tan Jiu makes official art with them together. It’s like every time you see a panel or art of these two, your stress would just fade away slowly. 
It’s really hard to explain the chemistry these two have but I’ll be screaming if ever they will finally just admit their true feelings and just kiss. I will wait for that day to come. 

Aside from Ssamba’s webcomic series Fluttering Feelings, Tamen De Gushi is one of those popular series you want to read if you don’t feel like reading yuri webcomics that deal with a lot of tongue licking, wardrobe undressing, and so on. 

Regardless of how slow the development is at times, I really have to give this manga series a two thumbs up for the fact that it’s a breath of fresh air from all the intense yuri and GL series that are ongoing. 
The love of the story and appreciation of Tan Jiu’s art has also paved way for fans to cosplay the duo or even make fanart and fanfiction. Whenever a starting yuri fan is looking for recommendations, I usually recommend Milk Morinaga’s Girl Friends and Tamen De Gushi first. 
Yuri/Shoujo-Ai Light Stories are Still The Best Grills!

I would have to admit that some of the latest webcomic series have been a bit too much lately. Luckily, we still have good old light yuri/shoujo-ai stories to splurge on. I don’t see any reason to why some would even dare hating these kind of yuri stories because for the record, not all stories are all about sex and lewd. A lot of us started with these particular kinds of stories first, so there’s no reason to say you hate it now just because “you grew out from them” already. 
Final Verdict

Tamen De Gushi is one particular yuri story that I would highly recommend to just any yuri fan out there. Although it tends to slow down at times, you can never neglect its art aesthetics and to how perfectly perfect Sun Jing and Qui Tong are together. You will surely get hooked with this series and I’m pretty sure you will come back for more.
There maybe a lot of pairs and ships that I praise and appreciate–but Tamen De Gushi‘s Sun Jing and Qiu Tong will always have a special place in my heart. 
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Tamen de Gushi’s Sun Jing and Qiu Tong Featured in a Bus

Of course you want to ride this bus! 

I’m pretty sure you were able to read the latest Tamen de Gushi chapter. To add up the hype, images of Sun Jing and Qiu Tong were featured in a bus!

There wasn’t much info I can get from the source of where I found this picture. But judging by the patterns and the notable SQ logo, it could be an advertisement of Tan Jiu’s book “SQ Begin W/Your Name!” which was released in October 2015.

SQ Begin W/Your Name by Tan Jiu

With its great popularity online as well as its successful book release, Tamen de Gushi continues to be one of the mostly read and anticipated yuri webcomic series. Looking forward to more chapters and more merchandise!

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