Author has written 12 stories for Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Homestuck.
Hi, I'm Fruity-Fruit-Cups, call me any variation of that, blah blah blah. Call me whatever you want, actually.
Current icon is a very disgusted ponified boy who types in all caps and enjoys using extended metaphors. I love him very much.
(Though if you draw me pony!Roxas, and not only will I make that my icon, I will marry you and write all the fics in the world for you.)
YO! Wanna check out a challenge? Well stay right where you are - I'll tell you right now! :D
So, I've been thinking - all of these people have been making challenges, right? Well, I wanna make one too! and you guys should try it out!
I call this challenge "Needs More Love." Not because it itself needs more love, but because it's for characters who need more love.
So, the challenge is to write a fic about a named character, that's available in the character list for Kingdom Hearts on this website. Y'know, that thingy where you scroll through it and pick the character who your fic is about? Yeah, that one.
The requirements are simple.
1. Pick a character who stars in less than 35 fics. Trust me, there are a lot to choose from.
2. Write a 50 chapter fic about them. It can be AU if you'd like, but it has to be 50 chapters long, each chapter has to have the character you picked in it, and each chapter also has to be at least 300 words long.
3. Credit me somewhere.
4. Tell other people about it! :D
And if you want to do it, I'd always love a pm telling me that you're taking on my challenge. Not that you have to, though. ^^; If I do find it or you do tell me about it, I'll review it once you finish it.
So...get going! :D And good luck!
HEY MAN THIS IS A TOTALLY IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 10/30/11. SO IMPORTANT THAT I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS. DAMN AREN'T I COOL.
AND IT GETS BOLDED TOO. YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION, CUZ WHILE I'M AT IT, THIS SHITS GETTING UNDERLINED, EVEN IF IT WON'T SHOW. IMAGINE THIS SHIT UNDERLINED, SINCE IT TOTALLY IS.
(This is now my new random update section about my life. Aw yeah.)
Posted the first chapter of the KaiXi fic. It's called Save the Last Light, and you should go read it. Encourage me to finish it, because the faster I finish these fics, the faster I get to write teh sweet kawaii yaois. (AKA a fic about eating disorders, self-loathing, and much H/C, hehehe.) So get me off my lazy ass and make me write, gaiz. DO EET.
I was writing Save the Last Light today, and I had gotten about 600 words in before I realized that I was writing a fucking movie scene. They were sitting on the bed and Xion was watching how Kairi reacted to the movie more than the movie itself. Now most of you will be like "what's wrong with a movie scene Fruity what do you have against them?"
Nothing, actually. I've been dying to write one for ages now, but WRONG FIC WRONG FANDOM GTFO OUT OF MY BRAIN WRONG PAIRING AFSKKHGDFLG
^ my answer to your hypothetical question
I didn't even realize what I was doing until I had almost finished the stupid segment.
Much love goes to Bond of Flame08, Kiryn, and Infamousplot for support, discussion, ideas, and general awesomeness regarding it. ^^ Bonus points go to Kiryn, since we may be collaborating my KaiXi with her Namette fic, Watercolor in the Rain. Go read it. Now!!!
And all of my love goes to Rabera Girl, for getting me so many lovely Roxas pictures. :D *heart*
So, uh it seems like the only thing I can write are KH fics. And you know what? I AM OKAY WITH IT. :D
I swear NEVER to let a fic of mine become a dead fic. If I don't like it, I will NOT ABANDON IT. I will re-write it until I do like it...or I'll just delete it. Heheh...
So, school has started. Being an AP/Honors student means lots and lots of homework, so all updates will be slower.
Walls - This...is hard. I'll try to fix it. Promise.
The Sue Committee - Working on it.
Blank Sketch - I love how small it is. It's not some major RAWR BLARGH MONSTER of a fic, so it's super easy to write. Updates will be whenever I have enough backlog to feel comfortable. :3
Catnip - On a short hiatus while I finish the RAWR BLARGH MONSTER that is Chapter 25. -_- Any encouragement, or even a simply good luck is appreciated.
Beards - Oh, it's my first actual shipping story! :D I'm really trying to dive into relationships of all kinds, so this is slow paced. And it takes forever to write. Sorry. D:
SO, NOW ABOUT ME! :D Not like anyone cares at this point, lol.
-I am a girl from the US.
-I'm still in high school.
-I care a lot about my friends. So please be kind to them, or else I'll get mad. }:3 Very mad.
-I have a lot of cats.
-I don't like having a lot of cats.
-My favorite number is three, and as such, I like grouping things in threes. Three favorite foods, favorite shows, fandoms, characters, and so on. My second favorite number is 5, and my third favorite is 108. Random, isn't it?
-I love dark and depressing things, horror, and gore. Especially the gore. Gore is nice. Any fics like that you like? Tell me, and I'll love to read it. Send me a pm anytime for any reason. I don't bite. :3
-One of my favorites themes to use is family, friends, and in general the bonds between people.
-I love slice of life stories.
-I'm a Tvtoper. So I use Tvtropes terms a lot. If you don't understand what I say, just ask me. I'll explain.
-Honestly, I'm not too picky when it comes to pairings. There are some I utterly ADORE, and others I can't stand. But for the most part, I'll read pretty much anything; yaoi, yuri, or het. Shipping wars are just not my cup of tea. *sunglasses*
-I gave my heart and soul to Kingdom Hearts...okay it's just because I'm a Roxas fangirl, but whatever Kingdom Hearts is still one of my favorite series and I doubt that'll ever change...unlike some people I know.
-Oh and I'm a Roxas-hater-turned-fangirl. When I first played KHII, I HATED his guts. Several years later I get mad at my sister because she won't let me play any of her games so I bought a copy of 358 for myself. I don't know what exactly HAPPENED, but I got thrown down the fangirl slope. So if you see me fangirling like mad, don't mind me. If you see me bashing him, ignore that too.
-Oh and because of Roxas I now like Jesse McCartney. I hated his guts when I was 10, but I love him now. ._. HOW DOES THAT WORK
-I'm a very ship happy person. I will ship practically anyone/anyone at least once, because I can.
-I like Xion. She's a pretty cool dood.
-Oh and Neku's a pretty cool dood too.
-So is Kaworu.
But one of my biggest pet peeves ever is ukefication. Basically, where someone turns a usually awesome character into a weepy uke. I don't like it period, but I really can't stand it with Roxas. Then again, my fanon version of him is badass, so uh yeah.
AkuRoku is the closest thing to an OTP that I have, but it squicks me out...don't ask how that makes sense. I also adore Deconstructed versions/parodies of that pairing. I mean, Aden and Roku (two Mary Sue Expy-thing's I made) are out and out parodies of them. I'm willing to read other pairings too, I just like that one the most.
However, I don't consider myself to be a yaoi fangirls. I enjoy pairings of all kinds, regardless of gender.
It pisses me off when someone bashes a character nonstop. It's okay if it's pointing out a flaw or some stupid thing they did, or even just making fun of them, but to do it again and again over and over gets annoying. It's not nice, especially if you do it to someone who likes that character. Be a respectful, upstanding fan, not a fantard.
Have you ever read a story where someone gets raped by another character, and then they end up falling in love? That's called Rape Is Love. Thing is, rape is NOT love. Rape will NEVER BE love. In real life, do you know what it's called when someone falls in love with their rapist? It's Stockholm Syndrome, and it is NOT healthy. No means no, and getting raped, 9 times out of 10, leaves someone horribly broken and traumatized. So please, don't write Rape Is Love. It isn't love at all.
Pairings I actually like and the reasons why. Most other pairings I write are either me just shipping them because its funny or because of some other stupid reason.
-Roxas/Axel: Well this one is kinda obvious isn't it. In my eyes, I never saw the brother or father or whatever connection they had. I see them more as best friends, regardless of age. And, poisonous friend or not, its clear that Axel cares for Roxas. Canon-wise, its kind of squicky considering the ages (and, yet again, I don't see that familial connection some do. Hell, 358 was what got me into the pairing), but its still sweet. They balance each other out nicely; Roxas needs someone with energy to bring him out of that zombie shell, and Axel needs someone who he can care about.
I remember my good friend Damned Lolita using a metaphor of fire and light for them. Personally, my version is...a lotta different. Axel's fire burned low and intense, so hot that it was cold. It burned everything it touched, and it was untamed and free. When Roxas comes along, his light is enough to stoke the flames and make them burn brighter, but softer. The fire went from being destructive to being warm and loving, like a gentle fire roaring on a winter night.
-Roxas/Namine: Now this is just adorable. However, sadly, I cannot think of a reason to see them together. They don't work well in a relationship in my head. And that makes me sad.
-Roxas/Kairi: I have NO justification for this pairing, besides I think its cute even if it makes no sense. Its crack, pure and simple.
-Sora/Kairi: Aww c'mon. You can see it. I can see it. It'll probably be canon. It's sweet. :3
-Riku/Sora/Kairi: Haha I kind of crackship this, but still. So they can all get the love, and so nobody has to be left out. xD
-Ventus/Namine: They're just so sweet. It has all of the perks of Namixas, with the fact that I can actually see them together! And that they work well together! Granted, it'll never happen in canon, but it's still cute. Nami needs someone cheerful and full of light to give her life meaning, and Ventus is perfect for that role.
-Zexion/Demyx: AKA the pairing that almost every single slash writer for KH likes. No, it's not complete crack, when you think about it. I once saw a beautiful explanation for it, but I can't remember the link...basically, Zexion isn't the emo bastard everyone makes him out to be. He actually does like it more when the Organization works together, and while he keeps to himself, he isn't entirely antisocial. As for Demyx, he's a lazy bastard, sure, but he's goofy and knows how to lighten someone up. They just kind of fit together, in my eyes.
-Marluxia/Larxene: Even if Larxene is a bitch in canon and Marluxia is a bastard, they're still pretty good together. They'd care for each other, and keep each other safe. (I am just not good with reasoning today don't blame me it's 5:45 in the morning at the time of this writing)
-Larxene/Lexaeus: Crack ftw.
-Larxene/Namine: I forgot my reason for liking this pairing, but I do. Maybe...uhh Namine would be a Morality Girlfriend for her or something. WORK BRAIN WORK D:
-Namine/Olette: Pure and simple crack. I like it just so there's more yuri in a fandom overrun with yaoi.
-Kairi/Xion: Aaaaaaaand one last yuri pairing rounding off this list. Personally, I've found myself agreeing with Kiryn's views on SoKai as of late. While yes, they're cute, their love is just...childish. Yes, they're close, but neither of them would really benefit from a relationship.
However, this pairing is kind of like Ven/Namine in a way. They benefit each other a lot better than I see SoKai or Rion could. Kairi is a princess of heart - AKA, full of light. She's kind and loving, and Nobody or not, Kairi would give everyone a chance. Even if Xion's just a Replica, Kairi is the type of person to accept that, and tell Xion that she's whoever she wants to be. Even when Xion's especially brooding and angsty, Kairi could snap her out of it and help cheer her up.
And what could Xion do for Kairi? Hm...well, the way I see it, Kairi doesn't need Sora or Riku. She's a fighter as well, but she simply can't catch up to those two. Xion, however, would be able to support her no matter what, and even though Kairi isn't the strongest, neither is Xion. They can help each other, and whenever Kairi falters or puts on a mask, I think Xion would be able to see through it and help her.
(Man that was a long explanation for a crack pairing.)
So as you can see, several of my favorite pairings section off nicely: AkuRoku, KaiShi, Marxene, Namette, Zemyx. Sora and Riku should be wide open for each other, right? Well, I'm not actually too fond of that pairing, so no. xD
-Squall/Rinoa: My favorite FF pairing ever hands down. Honestly, while a lot of people say it was hamfisted and awkward, I thought it worked out well. A loud, annoying, obnoxious girl drew a stone-cold Squall out of his shell. She helped make him actually care about people. :3
-Fuujin/Raijin: These two. Just...these two. ;3; Rai's a bit of a dumbass, and Fuujin would really help to steady him out. And she wears the pants in the relationship, of course. ;D
-Seifer/Fuujin: I just like pairing Fuujin, alright? D:
-Seifer/Zell: This isn't a serious ship. It's a parody ship, but I think it's funny., but still. I could see it playing out something like Zell is eating hot dogs at the cafeteria and Seifer starts insulting him. Zell throws a hot dog at him and a foe yay battle ensues. Eventually the tension gets so high they give up and start making out. :l
-Seifer/Quistis: I got converted by a few lovely fics. And that's all I have to say on this subject.
-Zidane/Garnet: This is another sweet one. From day 1 Zidane cared about Garnet, and when the ending FMV played, it was clear that they were happy to be reunited.
-Tidus/Rikku: *gasp* It's not an offical couple! HERESY, I SAY! Honestly, I dunno why I like this pairing, but I like it much more than Tidus/Yuna. I really do not know why.
-Rikku/Paine: Blame X-2 for this. I saw so much ship tease between them I honestly expected THEM to get together at the end when Tidus came back. Too bad they didn't.
-Snow/Serah: It was PAINFULLY OBVIOUS that they were fully in love. I mean, Snow goes to a different planet just to save her. It's just sweet and awesome and my reasoning is still shot. :D
-Fang/Vanille: This goes under 'subtext that was one step under being blatant text.' So uh yeah. If you've played FFXIII, you'll know what I'm talking about.
-Celes/Locke: What really won me over for this pairing was Rachel, Locke's dead girlfriend. Even SHE, when she only got to be alive for 5 minutes, told Locke to let her go and go with Celes. The fact that he was actually able to made me like this pairing. When someone is that devoted, its just sweet.
-Setzer/Celes: Ooooh Celes you get everyone don't you? But...I dunno, I could see them working. Setzer kind of throws his life away, and he needs someone to help ground him and give him a reason to live. Celes is tough, and she takes charge and she wouldn't take any of Setzer's bullshit.
-Celes/Terra: Buuuuut even when i was six I thought these two might get together. Pretty weird, right?
-Cloud/Zack: Main reason I like this pairing: to stay out of the shipping wars. CloTi or Clorith? Uh no thanks I'll take the yaoi option. Oh and also obligatory FFVII pairing because I needed to put one on here.
The World Ends With You
-Neku/Shiki: Okay, he stays dead for a whole other week solely to save her life. Shiki was the one who initially opened him up to human interaction. Plus, Shiki's awesome.
-Uzuki/Kariya: (Something tells me I didn't spell Lollipop's name right...) Still, its a great pairing, and probably my TWEWY OTP. Kariya doesn't even get a promotion just so he can stay with Uzuki. Isn't that sweet? :D
-Neku/Joshua: I'm pretty sure its at least one-sided in canon. While I couldn't really see Neku reciprocating Joshua's feelings, I still like this pairing.
-Joshua/Sho Minamimoto, the Grim Heaper: I don't even know. I really don't.
Those are really the only games that I really care about pairing/shipping the characters. Now, for instance, while I love house and House/Wilson is my favorite ship, I don't ship anyone else in that show. Same goes for a bunch of other things.
Now for my favorite game! :D WHY I DON'T TAKE SURVEYS!
1. Your favorite KH guy?
Neku...well okay fine the guy who acts like Neku but blond.
2. Your favorite KH girl?
(This is my only serious answer.) Xion. I know half of the fanbase hates her, ESPECIALLY the yaoi fangirls. A lot of them hate her because she interferes with the Akuroku (in my mind, she doesn't. Hell, if she even HAD feelings for Roxas, she'd want him to be with whoever makes him happiest. Same goes for Axel.), and then there are other people who hate her for other reasons.
The main things I see is that the game becomes all about her. Well, here's my response to that.
Everything doesn't become about Xion. At the very core of the game, its all about Roxas. It's always BEEN about Roxas. Yes, I understand, fans wanted a game about the Organization. What you got was a game about Roxas and his friends, Axel and Xion. It was because he was closest to them. If the main character would have been Saix, it would have been a game about him trying to get to the top of the Organization and his falling out with Axel. Demyx? His music, and his relations with his friends. Xigbar? His weird spoiler-issues with Xion and seeing her as Ven. As for the C.O. cast, well, blame CoM for lack of them being around.
Xion wasn't the main reason that Roxas left the Organization. Roxas was already on the path of leaving the Organization, and hell, even if Xion stayed, he probably would have left anyways. It was less of "omg you guys are so mean to Xion bawwww" and more of "fuckers kept hiding shit from me. Screw you guys I'm leaving." If they had been a bit more open with him, and had given him more information, he probably wouldn't have left. Really, it was more of Axel's fault for him leaving than anything. They were supposed to be best friends, and Axel lied to him and hid secrets from Roxas, and basically broke his trust. You don't do that to your friends, and Roxas had had enough of it and left.
As for Axel losing his mind over Roxas...err...that's what he did, right? Once Xion died, everyone forgot about her, and Axel went straight back to caring only about Roxas. So he went crazy and killed himself trying to save him. Woo.
Xion is my favorite KH girl. Hell, she's my second favorite KH character period. Sure, she wasn't actually created by Nomura, but she's still a canon character. Yes, she's a major character in 358. Yes, she does have some Sue-ish traits. Does that mean she's a Sue? No. Her backstory (you know, being a Replica of one of her best friends whose sole purpose is to further along the creation of Kingdom Hearts) is actually interesting. And once she finds out, yes, she does angst about it, and yes, she causes trouble about it, but she just found out that she's less of a person than the Nobody she thought she was. She has less of a right to exist than a Nobody does, and she knows it. She never did belong in the Organization, I admit that.
One of the things I admire the most about her is how, unlike Roxas and his idiot ball with her face on it, she cares about both Axel and Roxas. She loves both Axel and Roxas. They're both her best friends. And when it comes down to the wire, she doesn't want to hurt either of them. She's not just "omg madly in wuv wiff Roxas!!!111" she cares for both of her best friends. She baits Roxas into killing her at the end of the game so he can survive. She sacrifices herself so he can live. If that's not caring about your friends, I don't know what is. Granted, they are a trio but at the end of the game it's pretty obvious that the balance has shifted.
Also, she dies at the end. She fucking DIES. At the end. Then nobody remembers her ever again. Everyone (well everyone but Namine but that's because she's all powerful and all-knowing and I'm honestly surprised that not that many people call her out on being a Sue) forgets about her, and the only MAYBE evidence that she ever existed is one picture where Axel and Roxas are looking at two figures in Org coats. Those figures COULD be Xion and Riku when she ran away.
Okay, rant/essay is now over. Overall, I don't think that Xion deserves as much hate as she does, and when she comes back in KHwhatever, I hope that more people will like her. To me, she's one of the most complex and interesting characters the KH series has to offer.
3. Your least favorite KH guy? Why?
That stupid Struggle Tournament announcer. >[ I hate him so much it hurts to even think about his stupid face.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
Mulan because she can't make up her mind. IS YOUR NAME PING, OR NOT?
5. Favorite World? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Traverse Town, because its awesome. 8D
6.) Least Favorite World?
Atlantica in KHII for making my soul cry. ;-; The one in Japan is even worse...somehow.
7. Favorite Weapon? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
The Umbrella. Roxas is the worst Britney Spears impersonator ever. He didn't even shave his head!
9. Fav. Summon? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Is mayonnaise a summon? D:
10. Fav. Form? (aka. Sora's Forms)
Roxas counts as one of Sora's forms, right?
11. Favorite Pairing? (includes yaoi coupling) Why?
CHUG CHUG CHUG oh wait that's not a pairing...hrmm...
12. Least Fav. Pairing? (includes yaoi couples) Why?
CLEON. No, just no.
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
That lady who sells ice cream in virtual twilight town the one with the cat/Scrooge McDuck, Kingdom Key/Way to Dawn, Sea-salt ice cream/Paopu Fruit, Xemnas/Coffee, I could go on for days.
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
Refer to above question.
15. Any "KH-pet-peeves" you have?
The fandom, Perv Monkay!Axel, the rampant amounts of yaoi and slash, not enough yaoi and slash, the sheer number of guys in the cast, the rampant amounts of het, not enough het, the Organization, the fact that the entire Org is dead, too much Roxas, lack of Roxas. Xion-bashers, Xion/Vanitas (seriously wtf who pulled this pairing out of thin air), Vanitas, making Vanitas your OC's uber-specshul and wubbly boyfweend. Not enough Lexaeus love, either. 8l
16. Fav. Partner in KH? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Bambi! :D Oh wait...
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory?
The Saix is the guy who Xemnas goes to for his caffiene addiction? Yes.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
I dunno, if he cuts his wrists and listens to emo music, then maybe.
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
Marluxia is asexual and aromantic. :3
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
No, that STRUGGLE ANNOUNCER GUY IN TWILIGHT TOWN IS!
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
21. If Roxas had to choose either Namine or Olette, who would you root for? Why?
I would root for Hanyuu. :3
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
That it exists, and that it is a game.
23. Was Chain of Memories a waste of time?
Because of the CoM commercial, I learned about KH. 8 year old watching Disney channel plus ad for a game for a system she has plus Donald Duck plus awesome music equals why I love CoM.
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
Considering Roxas doesn't like me, I'm gonna pick Xion. She's my friend. :3
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
Sephiroth, because I know what the pain and embarrassment of having wings grow out of your butt feels like. ;-; He tries to deny it and say they come out of his hips or thighs, but its not true.
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
One time in KHI the shark in Atlantica glitched up and was wandering the world instead of the areas it was supposed to stay in. I was so scared I hid in a crack for an hour and when I asked my sister to kill it, it was gone...
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
Nope, but I wanna cosplay as the chick who gets her heart taken by Heartless in the first game!
28. The Funniest Moment in all of KH would be...?
When anybody died~
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Roxas was SUPPOSED to be the hardest boss and I was hoping that he would be in Re:Coded but he was easy. [ Fail.
30. What was a good edition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions...
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
34. Roxas or Sora?
35. Axel or Demyx?
36. Kairi or Larxene?
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
41. Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
Their cracky-love child beats both of them.
42. Cloud or Squall?
Why is Squall here? D: Squall's not a KH character...Leon is, but that's not Squall. Squall's name isn't Leon!
43. CloTi or Clerith?
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!!
45. List all the KH and Final Fantasy characters you've fallen for.
46. What crossovers would you like to see with KH?
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Tengen Toppa Gurenn Lagann!
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
48. Which new KH game can you absolutely NOT wait for?
KH: EXTREME BEACH VOLLEYBALL!
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
I like the one with Roxas the best. :3
50. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
I never said it was the best game in the world or one of them. ;-; DON'T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH!