Like the title says, this is a thread to discuss why you're interested in yukkuri, and apologies if this topic already has a thread.
For me it's a number of things. For one thing, I find them interesting from a biological standpoint. Their various methods of reproduction, their peculiar societal structures and mindset, their capacity to heal and their mutability: they're just plain fascinating creatures to me.
For another, I think they can be genuinely cute and heartwarming. That's not to say I find them universally endearing, though. I loathe Deibus as much as the next person, but I might not automatically break out the hammer. In general I don't hate yukkuri, and am willing to judge each on an individual basis.
On the flipside, I have an interest in horror and the repulsive, so the many violent tales involving yukkuri provide riveting horror.
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