Greetings all! A few moments ago, I posted in the 'When did you realize you were interested in ryona" thread and I realized that I've definitely become more comfortable talking about ryona since joining. And I might even create a thread of my own... I propose this thread with the idea that, now that we've all admitted our interests, what do we think? Of course this entire site is dedicated to "What do we think of this?" but my goal with this particular thread is to get opinions direct from people in the same way as the last thread did. I suppose its only fair that I start with some random thoughts. Reading through many of the forum posts here I realize that my interest in what is called "ryona" is not only common but that MY interests are only one of many. THIS is the appropriate place to discuss such things. I feel very comfortable here talking about... certain things... after 20+ years of keeping these conversations hidden (mainly my "damsel in distress" fetish). The first time I heard the term, "ryona," was from a YouTube video about the wizard from Diablo 3. I'd never heard the term "ryona" before but the grunts and screams of the female wizard in that video effectively defined it for me. And eventually I found this wonderful site where I could discuss my thoughts and feelings about this with understanding instead of fear of being labeled a monster. I feel a certain clarity of thought now that I have a word and a place and, most importantly, a group of people to express the feelings I've had for so long. I'm curious. What effect has embracing ryona, if you will, had on you? EDITED 6/9/16 for typos.