Poll: It's official, Beast Boy and Raven kissed in the Teen Titans comics. What do you think? Heat of the moment, or official canonization? 'Canonization' means the couple is official, like Rob/Star was after Trouble In Tokyo. Vote Now!
Author has written 43 stories for Teen Titans, and Portal.
Name: Fanatic Writer ( That's all you need to know! D: )
Gender: Male (last time I checked)
Bio: I created a whole ton of fanfictions about Teen Titans. A lot of them remained on my PC and were ultimately deleted because I didn't have the imagination to finish them anymore. But as of June '13, I've got one I'm finally excited about!
And now for a bunch of copy-pastas!:
If you are obsessed with StarfirexRobin couple, add this to your profile!
If you screamed "FINALLY! IT'S ABOUT TIME!" when the "special scene" in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo happened before Cyborg did, paste this to your profile!
If you have ever pushed on a door that said pull or the vice versa copy this into your profile.
If you've ever wondered what you are like in another dimension, copy and paste this in your profile!
wWw.IhasAbucket.cOm - Copy paste if you're against Bucket Theft! : ' (
If you have ever had a mad laughing fit for absolutely no reason, copy and paste this into your profile.
I like cheese. I have seen purple cows. If two gooses are geese, then why aren't two moose meese? Or when two foots are feet, why aren't two footballs feetball? Milk tastes good. People call me crazy, but I'm just random! If you're random and proud of it, copy and paste this in your profile!
If you talk back to the TV, copy this into your profile.
If you think that Raven has hidden feelings for Beast Boy and won't admit it, or vice versa, paste this into your profile! (Technically this is sorta-outdated, since they both mentioned feelings for each other in the comics recently :P )
OH DUDE! If you've ever started saying dude nonestop, dude, like, after watching Beast Boy say dude, for no reason... copy paste this, dude! Dude?
Copy this into your profile if you love Teen Titans! .. Ctiypiyltt?
... Yay for acronyms! :P
(NOTICE: These are the animated series/cartoon's ships. I can't speak for the comic ones, since I've never read them before.)
Pairings I support :
Rob/Star: It's one of those 'meant for each other' classic Disneyland couples. They kissed already. It's canonical. What else is there to say?
BB/Rae: I used to support BB/Terra instead, but... then I actually saw canonity in the newer 'classic' comics, AND in the newer spinoff ones, for example, TTG Issue 42 'Pieces of Me', Raven's emotional sides all break loose in Jump City... and her Affection side was basically plastered onto Beast Boy. BB actually had to take her on a date to get her to come back to the Tower, where they would combine all the other sides back into the Raven they knew. Besides, they have that whole bickering married couple theme going on, and opposites also attract. Besides, Terra was a stone statue and then a (supposed) amnesiac. Kinda puts a hole in the BB/Terra ship anyway.
Cy/T-Car: I genuinely feel sorry for somebody like that, that has nobody else to care about them. (I'm talking about the car)
Pairings I'm neutral about:
BB/Terra: I used to support this, but after the Aftershock episodes and the end of the 2nd Season, and again at 'Things Changes', it kind-a became obvious that even though Beast Boy had a huge crush on her, Terra, in the end, didn't make the connection. So, yeah, you can't have a pairing when only one half of it loves the other half. Sorry BB/T shippers.
Rob/Terra: Ehh, this one breaks a lot of cannon couples, but I'm still neutral. And the shippers with this one don't go after rival ships that much, so I'm cool with them and their ship.
Pairing I hate:
Rob/Rae: HO. LEE. CRAP! (Yes my opinion on this ship is that bad..) Whoever created this pairing first is either mentally impaired or the worst matchmaker in the history of the world. I mean, come on, does the concept of true love not make you realize THIS PAIRING HASN'T AND WILL NEVER EXIST! Robin and Starfire hooked up in Tokyo. Raven has a sisterly connection to Robin, just like she has one to Starfire. It's like incest to make this pairing. Not to mention most of the ship-fics have Robin and Raven as dark and wildly lustful, like TT just dove into the Twilight universe. If that's your thing cool, but for me, it's just blowing up all their characterization because you have a fetish for a dark Robin (or Raven) having ravaging sex with you.
Slade/Raven: There's actually people out here that take the whole "Metal mysterious bad guy" and try to make him sexy and hot and pair him up with the "Good Bad Girl". Or even worse, people that turn Raven into some sort of bimbo and have her fall for the 'cunning' Slade. That'd be horrible, it was even in-character to begin with. I mean come on, it would take some serious working to make the pairing work. And even then... a grown man with a teenage girl? That's pedophile territory.
BB/Star: I'm pretty sure an anti-BB/Rae shipper made this for lulz and it actually took off as a serious ship. There's no sense in this pairing at all.
GayRobin/GayBB AND LesbianStar/LesbianRae: Just because you're gay doesn't mean the character you like is too. I mean, sure, the thought of Starfire and Raven trading tongue grabs may get lesbian girls all wet.. and some guys (you know who you are), and the idea of Robin and-... Well, you get the point. But that doesn't make it worth writing about, or shipping. Sure, you want Robin and Beast Boy to have gay sex. Best keep that info to yourself, okay?
Slade/Anyone Under his Age: I touched on this above with the Slade/Raven rant. Any supporter of a variant of this ship should have their computer scanned for child pornography. I mean... Slade/Madame Rouge. That one is far-out there, but better than... Slade/Teen? Eurgh. Slade/Starfire. That's like a 30-something man having sex with a 15-year-old redheaded girly girl. Or a skin-tight-things-wearing goth girl like Raven. Or a blonde-haired blue eyed teen headcase like Terra. Sure, I understand Slade/Terra is ACTUALLY CANON in the comics (*shudder*) but it still makes Slade a pedophile when you write about him paired with teens, no matter how you spin it. Are people so arrogant they'd pair a mature adult with a young teenager without considering the implications? Come on, people.
Cy/Rae: And so again, we see people's ability to take a SINGLE friendship-oriented episode between Cyborg and Raven ('Car Trouble') and turn it into a pairing. It happened with The Prophecy, and it's happened again. I guess it's just a thing of nature for these types of shows. Impossible pairings will always exist, just like the people that make two characters into a couple on a whim, because they don't like the other character one of them is falling for.
Main Character/Author-Made Character: For the love of all the delicious pasties in the world, don't model a character after yourself and then go out and date Raven. Boyhood crushes don't make good fics, and they don't make good pairings either. Like all of the RandomCharacterMadeAfterMe/Rae fanart on DeviantArt. (* another shudder*)
Jelly/PeanutButter: Okay. I've run out of ideas on things to rant about.
MOVING ON :
Old copy pasta I had before the Tokyo movie came out.
If you think that Robin has hidden feelings for Starfire and won't admit to them, copy paste this into your profile!
Copy paste this if you think Trigon will make a comeback in the new movie.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS! Wait...
It's not the length of your story, it's the depth.
See, several other people operate with what "their idea" of the characters are. I don't. I take a character like Raven and I don't look at the stereotype... in all honesty, the stereotype for the Titans is just masking their complexity. Raven, the emotionless goth. Stereotype. Starfire, the girly girl. Stereotype. Beast Boy, the group joker. Stereotype. There's much more depth to the characters than just three closely associated words. You have to feel like the person you're writing about is just as real and in-depth as anybody else in reality, and make your readers feel that way too. If you achieve that level of depth with your characters in your fanfiction... Then you've done something great.
See, one of my fanfics, "To the Fans", was a mock-up of, basically, the idea of the show's characters saying what's on their mind. But to me, it was me testing a theory. The first half of the story was more character-based. Less gimmicky. I tried to think of what the characters themselves would rant about, not what I would want them to. The second half of the story was the Hollywood-style fanfiction with gimmicks, random inserted characters, comedic things, my views tossed in, and so on. It was obvious... the first chapter of Raven ranting was the big first hit. Reviewers liked it, complementing me for getting Raven so in-character. Next was Starfire, and again, I got compliments about getting her in-character... and also, for actually making her rant about things that her character would be "naturally irked" about. People mis-spelling her homeplanet's race was the longest rant in the section, mainly because I felt that she would be ranting about something like that.
Next was Beast Boy, Robin, and Cyborg. I did my best, even though Robin and Cyborg are my weak points. Still reviewed good reviews...
Next was the whole group together, then Raven ranting again, then Starfire thanking reviewers. I have to say, right away... if you can write Starfire's happy-go-luckiness really well... use it to enlighten/cheer up the reviewers. I had countless reviews come my way about how I captured Starfire's "out-of-this-world" happiness, and readers began getting interactive, actually addressing the character herself rather than me. The second Raven rant was met with the same kind of positive reviews, and a little surprise... I was writing Raven in her usual sarcastic-serious tone, but reviewers were commenting on how hilarious her rants were. I guess that meant I was getting her in-character again, considering Raven's sarcastic-seriousness was what caused me to laugh out loud in most of the episodes.
The second half? The cheesy smelly horribly cliche second half of the story? Well, let's say supporters of the first half stuck with me, loyally... but everyone knew the fic had jumped the shark. I drug in Control Freak, blatant Rob/Star and BB/Rae bias, and even all those cheesy SENLF-DESTRUCT BUTTO cliches. Reviewers dwindled... I think most of the last half of the story didn't even get any reviews. That's how different it was. That's where my test proved to me what I was already thinking.
... Going for cheese, character-biased writing, and cliches doesn't compare to when you go for depth. Sure, fluff is good in a story, but I've been able to throw fluff in without sacrificing the novelty value of what I'm writing. Plus, you don't need to stretch something out into a 100-chapter story if you can get a really awesome fanfiction with drama and depth in with 8 chapters or less.
Do you know there's fighting over the internet?
Well, now you know!
"DUDE, CAN THIS BIO GET ANY LONGER? Sheesh..."
YES! IT CAN!
Random Quiz of Hilarity:
1. Find a globe. Spin it. What does it say? Manicango
2 Find a book. Turn to page 56, line 18, word 6. What does it say? 'Force'
3. What can you hear right now? My computer's fan blowing, and me typing too loudly D:
4. Have a conversation with the closest living thing to you besides yourself.
"Not gonna talk to me, plant?"
5. Turn on the T.V. What is on? Commercials
6. Type your name with your elbow. g f vs a zm n sgoiklvc -p w ft ri k t gy er tf
7. Stand up. Close your eyes. Spin around three times. Stop. Open your eyes. What's the first thing you see? Wallpaper.
1.YOUR REAL NAME: Joshua
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle):Josizzle (MAH NIZZLE, FOSHIZZLE!)
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal): Red Guinea Pig (lol?)
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street name): Don J-Rod (It rhymes!)
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, last 3 letters of mom's maiden name): Ranjople (Sounds like a city in )
6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Blue Water (lol)
7. YOUR ARAB NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maidenname, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, last letter of your moms middle name):
Onnanas (Ancestor of the PB&J Time's dancing banana)
8. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets): Black Chopper (BADASS!)
And that's all for now! FanaticWriter