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"There was a single person who has been a huge part of making the magazine a few years ago, this person was my main personal reason why I stopped creating it last year because I was sad to be reminded of things... somehow, this person is now gone from my life just recently. So I told myself that I need to move on and with a lot of positive feedbacks and love, I will consider to bring back the magazine this year or beginning of next year if I am able to get more interesting ideas, sources and people." - Aarin
"Hey everyone! This will be the last AarinSecret magazine that I'm going to do. There are too many personal reasons behind it but if given the chance again, I would want to do it again because I really enjoyed the entire process of making the magazine especially when it comes to interviewing and understanding people, plus my freedom to design what I like. But for now, I think I won't be able to do it anymore. So thank you so much all these years for your support and everything. I will keep this site and my main site going, together with my other social media sites. Let's see what the future holds. Do keep the yaoi love alive!! ^__^ " - Aarin
"Took me a while to release AarinSecret 6th edition (digital version) due to some hiccups at server and clashing with my country's holidays where I have to go off on a short vacation, but at least it's finally here. About half a year ago, I've open my own online store which sells BL artists stuff, official BL items and even the printed copy of AarinSecret. So if you like to pick up a printed version of the magazine, you can go to "AarinFantasy's BL Yaoi Shop" to buy it and it comes with some freebies so be sure to check what it is from the shop. If possible, I hope to make another edition again but each year there's always a possibility that I can't go on, so we'll have to see about it. Currently, I want to do more for yaoi fans besides just the magazine or the forum... I hope I can start on it? Yes, I know I said that a few times before but I want to keep on telling myself this so I can try doing things some day. Thank you for always supporting me and my site. Happy reading and hope there will be next round!" - Aarin
"Releasing AarinSecret 5th edition (digital version) today! Previously in December 2015, we've released and sold the printed copies at an event called Comic Fiesta 2015. After that, the printed copies were open for sale worldwide (USD20 including packaging, handling and shipping) and all physical copies come with a Love Stage postcard by SuBLime manga. If you're still interested to buy the physical copy, do email Aarin at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if it's still available, as there are limited copies left. No more reprints. And if you're still wondering about the digital version or new to AarinSecret, it's free for download. We don't get to keep monetary profit out of the physical copy sales because it all goes to the transportation costs, booth setup costs and things that are related to the magazine. But it will be great and helpful if you can or wish to contribute some money for this cause especially for the next edition, just use the DONATE button at this page. Thanks for reading and hopefully me and my team will bring more things to you in the next edition!" - Aarin
"Updated site layout :)" - Dai-kun
"We are back again with AarinSecret 4th edition! For this edition, AarinSecret is featuring some new artworks by various artists, interviews, events coverage, reviews and lots more. Thanks again for downloading!" - Aarin
"AarinSecret is a BL online magazine side project that I started with Dai-kun back in 2006. As it is a shared passion of ours, we don't get paid to create this magazine. But due to unforeseen circumstances and setbacks in our lives, we couldn’t produce a consistent release of the magazine as intended and thus there were no releases from 2008-2012. It takes a lot of time and effort to put things together into creating one issue. In fact, I almost gave up on the project until early 2013, when a special someone encouraged, guided, gave me ideas, and even got involved in making the 3rd edition. So in May 2013, we released the 3rd edition online and even printed 50 limited edition copies, which were given out as contest prizes and to some people who donated to the site. There are still mistakes here and there in each edition as we are constantly learning as we go along, so we hope to improve more on that as well as on other aspects. Thank you for your kind understanding and support!" - Aarin