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Hey there, everyone, Sherlockdetective99 speaking.
Since this is a profile, I guess I'll explain some stuff about myself. I'm a pretty big fan of two things in particular. One is anime/manga and the other is mysteries (as you may have realized from my profile name). Unsurprisingly, I particularly enjoy manga/anime on mysteries. I haven't written any stories on fanfiction yet, but I might start doing so sometime in the future. For the moment, I'm pretty content just reading other stories, as long as they're well written.
Beyblade - This was my first manga/anime ever and I still love it to this day, although I don't really watch/read it anymore, mostly because I've watched and re-watched all the episodes over and over again to the point that I've pretty much memorized the plot of each episode. Although, I haven't watched it for a while now, so I've probably forgotten a lot of stuff. Rats.
Detective Conan - At the moment, this is one of my favourite anime/manga of all time, mostly because it's a very good blend of mystery and anime/manga. It reminds me of Sherlock Holmes, which I adore, but the way Shinichi/Conan solves cases makes me think more of Hercule Poirot, which I am less crazy about. I can't wait for the series to end though, I really want to see the ending and I think that 700 chapters is a little too much...
Prince of Tennis - This manga managed to inspire me to play tennis. I read it for the first time in grade school, but it freaked me out because I just happened to pick up the volume where Ryoma injured his eye against Shinji and I was afraid of blood at the time. I didn't even touch the series until several years later, where it somehow came to my mind and I decided to check it out. Then I basically got really hooked and finished the whole series in days. It's truly an awesome series, if you haven't read it, you should. My opinion may be different from others though.
Bleach - Truth be told, I didn't expect myself to like this series. I always didn't like checking out the super popular manga, so I never really paid much attention to it until recently. To be honest, I only decided to try it after watching a musical on it. It was kind of weird, but it inspired me to start reading the manga, and as a result, I also started to like this series. I'm not really one for manga on spiritual stuff and sword fighting, but I did end up enjoying this manga/anime.
The Entire Sherlock Holmes series: I think that every single one of the 56 short stories and 4 novels are pure genius. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is absolutely brilliant for conjuring up such amazing plots and characters, although he himself actually hated Holmes, which I find rather ironic. The old english terms and style of writing may put off some people though, so it's not for everyone. I think it's awesome though, so if you enjoy mysteries and don't mind figuring the meaning of a few seemingly non-existent words, I highly recommend them.
Warriors Series 1: The first six books are brilliant. I think Rusty/Firepaw/Fireheart/Firestar is a great protagonist, although my personal favourite is Graystripe. The story is of a young flame coloured house cat who is drawn to live in the forest with clans of wild cats and is eventually the key factor in solving a major conflict. I don't like the later books though. They change the main characters every series and it just isn't written as well, so I would only suggest the first six books. If you want to read the later ones though, I'm just going to point out that you probably won't enjoy them as much as the first few.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: In this series, the son of Poseidon finds himself slaying monsters from hell and struggling with a prophecy that was made long before he was even born. He also lives in Manhattan. It has a very interesting plot, in which half bloods (half human, half god) exist as a result of marriage between the Olympians and ordinary mortals. And yes, it also takes place in the modern era. It's a rather funny to imagine Zeus standing on top of the Empire state building, eh?
Sherlock Holmes - I think this was rather obvious. He's a complete genius, and the way he solves his crimes is absolutely unparalleled. I like Watson too, but he lacks the sharp qualities that make Holmes the absolutely awesome person that he is.
Beyblade - Ray Kon: Just because I think both he and his bit beast are awesome. I have a thing for tigers, so naturally, I really liked Driger. I also like Ray's attitude and I hated how they changed it in the third season of the anime. I can't believe how cocky they made him, but I didn't like the third season in general because it was really dumbed down plotwise as well. The biggest blow was how they didn't summon bit beasts out of their beyblade anymore. Yeah, that just sucked...
Detective Conan - Hattori Heiji: I think he's hilarious. The first time I saw him, I was like "What a jerk!" but after his second appearance, I started to like him a lot more. I really don't like how they made him so rude in his first appearance, not to mention he usually wouldn't have made a mistake like that. I guess it's just plot induced stupidity.
Prince of Tennis: Fuji Syuusuke: No, I am not completely obsessed with him like many other rabid fan girls (my apologies if any of those rabid fan girls are reading this). At first, I seriously thought he was a girl, and I was just confused as to why a girl was on a boy's tennis team. Then I learned he was a boy and I couldn't believe how feminine he looked. Strangely enough, once I got used to the fact that he was a guy, he seemed to become more masculine to me, appearance wise and personality wise. I think his triple counters (or six counters more like) are just awesome, no matter how unrealistic they really are. I'm not really one to pick on realism, considering the fact that most manga/anime have some rather unrealistic/ridiculous stunts or feats in them. I think Tezuka killing the dinosaurs was going a little too far though...
Bleach - Hitsugaya Toshiro: I guess I just have a thing for genius characters. Same as above, I'm not obsessed or in love with him, I just think that he's cool. I also tend to like characters that are strong for their age, tend to be underestimated by opponents and then just beat the crap out of everyone. Of course, he unfortunately doesn't kick quite as much ass as I would hope to see him do so, but hey whatever, he's still a captain. A lot of people tend to dislike Hitsugaya for never doing that spectacularly in his fights, but in all honesty, I don't think he was intended to. He's still a kid by shinigami standards, yet he's already the youngest captain in the history of the Gotei 13. Mind you people, becoming a captain isn't just some walk in the park. Just because his feats haven't been shown on panel doesn't mean he isn't strong. Of course, the way he's all "hurt Momo and I'll kick your ass!" just makes me like him even more. Not that I'm a shipper of HitsuHina, but I don't really mind it.
Pairings in Favour of:
To be honest, I'm not much of fan of romance, and so I'm not really interested in pairings either, but there are a few people that I'd like to see together.
ShinichixRan - Seriously, If they're not together at the end of the series, I'm gonna fly over to Japan and beat up Gosho Aoyoma (for those who don't know, he writes Detective Conan). Ok, maybe not, but I'd be really pissed. I kinda like childhood couples, and I think it would be really sad if Ran ended up never getting together with Shinichi after waiting for him for so long. I mean, it's completely obvious that they love each other, they've even admitted it out loud. This probably doesn't sit well with ShinichixShiho fans, but that's my opinion, please don't blame me.
HeijixKazuha - well, what can I really say. They care a lot about each other, although Heiji is apparently oblivious to his own feelings. Their arguments are also hilarious.
And... that is it. I know, it's kinda pathetic.
Pairings I don't mind:
As I said, I'm not too interested in pairings, so these are the ones I wouldn't mind happening.
HitsugayaxHinamori - To be honest, I think both of them are a little young to be in love with each other. After, I don't think that Toshiro's old enough to understand these things either, considering he's completely unaffected by Matsumoto's enormous assets. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they did end up falling in love with each other in the future. After all, anime seems to have a thing for childhood friendships gradually evolving in to true love and whatnot. It would be a nice thing to see. Personally though, I wouldn't care if they just stayed with the brotherly/sisterly relationship they have right now. It's just as cool in my book.
IchigoxRukia - There seems to be a lot of debate on this one, and I'm more or less neutral on the topic. However, I must say that despite the lack of completely, cemented, solid proof, Ichigo and Rukia probably have at least an inkling of romantic feelings towards each other. I'm not an expert on their relationship though, and I don't have a complete list of all their possibly romantic moments, but I think daring to take on a whole army from another plane of existence with only a few friends for the sake of saving a single girl is rather extreme for simple friendship. But that's just my opinion. As Tite Kubo may not ever incorporate romance into the manga, it could possibly never happen. Either way is fine for me.
GinxMatsumoto - This pairing probably isn't possible anymore, considering that Gin apparently died in the more recent chapters of the manga. However, it never explicitly states what happened to him, so you never know. He might still be alive. Tite Kubo's pretty good at writing twists, so I would be surprised. I expect if it does happen though, fangirls all over the globe will probably swoon and faint on the spot (again, my apologies if fangirls are reading this).
KaitoxAoko - I'm not too great with Magic Kaito stuff, so I don't really mind if this happens.
And... that is it again. Yeah, that's still kinda pathetic. The next section will probably be larger, but it may offend a lot of people, so if you support any other pairing that is not of the above, you might wanna stop reading.
Pairings I am Strongly Against:
Funny that I have more pairings I'm against rather than for. If anyone who is reading up to this point is a yaoi fan, as I said, you might wanna stop reading.
Non-canon Yaoi pairings, particularly Prince of tennis - Yeah, I know I'm probably angering a lot of yaoi fans, but that's seriously what I feel. I honestly do not like yaoi pairings at all, in particular FujixTezuka. I think it's completely out of place, not to mention that it ruins the whole theme of the series. It was a manga about sports and aiming for the top, not about romance. Not that I have anything against homosexual people. I think it's fine if people are gay, but if fans had their way, every guy in PoT would be going for another guy. I really don't understand why people like it so much, but well, I suppose everyone has their different interests. Everytime I read a comment on how sweet two guys look together, it just disturbs me, because it's not my image of them at all. I really think that they're just very close friends, not being homosexual, unless the manga specifically states that they are dating, which I have never actually found to happen. I also really like close friend relationships, so the yaoi thing completely upsets my opinion. Not to say that I'm completely against yaoi though. If two males are supposed to be in love, then fine, it's canon, so be it. What I don't like is fans conjuring up the image of two people being in love when in reality it doesn't exist. I'm really sorry if I offended a very large group of people, but it's my honest opinion.
HitsugayaxKarin - This pairing shouldn't even exist. Not that I mind that much, but it seems a little far fetched. They only met in an anime original, which means that it's not canon (meaning that it wasn't approved by Tite Kubo, the author of Bleach). If Tite Kubo doesn't approve of it, that means it's impossible for them to be together. So I don't understand how people can even ship the pairing when it's technically non-existent. But everyone's entitled to their own opinion, and on fanfiction, you can conjure up whatever pairing you want, so don't take what I say too seriously.
AizenxHinamori - I don't even know how this can be possible. He's... a deranged guy who wants world domination, and Hinamori's just a girl that looks up to him and idolizes him (or more like his false self). I don't think that there's anything romantic going on here, not to mention that Aizen would have to be pedo.
HitsugayaxMatsumoto - same thing about Matsumoto being pedo. I think they have something more of a close friendship rather than romance. Not to mention that I pretty sure Matsumoto likes Gin. It's rather blatantly obvious when he dies.
ShinichixShiho - I personally think it would be really cruel for Ran if this happened. She and Shinichi obviously have loved each other since grade school, so why would Shinichi have a sudden change of heart and love Haibara instead? It just doesn't seem fluid if this happened, and I don't really think that they're meant for each other. Not to mention I have this dark, suspicious feeling that Haibara's gonna die. I hope it doesn't happen though, I wonder if it's just me...
If there are other pairings that I have not mentioned, that means I do not mind them. Again, I stress the fact that I am very sorry if I have offended people.
Well then, that's it for now, although I fear that many people will hate me after reading this. I might add something later on, but for now, that's it. Sherlockdetective99, signing out.
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