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Author has written 64 stories for Kingdom Hearts, Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog, Naruto, Het Huis Anubis/House of Anubis, Super Smash Brothers, Pokémon, Neopets, World Ends With You, and Twilight.
I'm sorry to all the people I haven't PMd in awhile I swear I'm not ignoring you I just haven't been very active on this site lately ;0;
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Table of Contents
Name: Infamousplot (no the P is not capitalized, please stop doing that people). But you can call me Ip :D
Nation: I am an ethnocentric American.
Gender: I think you'll figure it out fairly soon.
Age: Kay, so take 27... Subtract 14. Now add 76. Divide that by 67.34, and multiply the answer by Pi. Then divide that by 6, and the answer will not be my age.
Residence: As far as you stalkers know, I exist only on the computer.
Likes: Video Games / Manga/Anime -Fullmetal Alchemist, Anima, Guru Guru Ponchan!, Yotsuba&!, Bleach, Tegami Bachi, Nora, Naruto (mainly for Suigetsu), Children of the Sea, Twin Spica / Drawing / Writing / Reading /Mythology/Folklore / Animals / Fanfiction -Angst, Friendshippers/Rag-Tag Families, Crack/Parody, Character Exaggeration, Crack Pairings (serious or humorous) / Memes XD / Television (Who doesn't?) -Ugly Betty, That 70s Show, Disney XD, Disney Channel, The Middle, Modern Family, Word Girl (Because yes), George Lopez, Cougar Town, Once Upon a Time, Phineas and Ferb (Boss show), My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical, Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness... / Movies -(Most Pixar stuff, especially Cars and Up) / Yaoi, Yuri, Het -Fluffy versions of these, angst/hurt-comfort, with a few exceptions.
Dislikes: Mispronunciation of words repeatedly.
FFN Buddies:D In no particular order: Fear the Silly People, Seikatsu-shi, Bond of Flame08, Fille de Reves, Karenin-Akbash-07, Fruity-Fruit-Cups, RISING FLURRY, blaze firelight and cream, AuroraBorealis Coyote, CelticKawaii, Kiryn, Raberba Girl, Speedy1236, Darkness78, PenfullofChaos819, Karenin-Akbash-07, 4lackofabetterpenname, Magicparatroopa, Inita, LunasunStar, Natalis Orbis... All of my friends on FFN, whom I PM and Forum with :D If I forgot you, please PM me, and I will add you and beat myself up ._.
Fear the Silly People: One of my best friend IRL (even if she won't admit it xD), is the one who pushed me (unintentionally) into making an FFN account. That's right people, if not for her, I wouldn't even be here! :0 She and I spend a lot of time on the phone coming up with wonderfully cracky headcanon, so most of my TWEWY, FMA and KH fanon is created with her, and a lot of my oneshots or drabbles are inspired by her :) She has an amazing imagination and all of her ideas are so creative. When she posts her stuff, she will take you all by storm xD Luv ya girl.
Kiryn: Kiryn is one of the mommies of the League of Xion Lovers forum, and has had a huge impact on me here. She has helped me to open my mind and be more accepting of other things. If it wasn't for this girl, I never would have been able to be comfortable with yaoi/yuri, or crack pairings. She has had a huge influence on me, and her patience and understanding with me and Bondy have made a huge difference. I really can't express how much K has affected me :)
Raberba Girl: The other mommy of LoXL, and one of my favorite authors, R.Girl/RabRab has also had a big impact on me :) She has been a very comforting figure to me in times of woe, has been accepting of our differences, and has helped me with fanfic and original fic issues. And she writes the best freaking AkuRokuShi you will ever read x3 Luff yoooo
Bond of Flame08 (Cherished Tenshin): Bondy, as she will forever be known no matter WHAT she changes her penname to, has been the Lea to my Isa (and in a non yaoi way). She has had my back, she has read my stuff, she is a brilliant writer and she isn't afraid to speak her mind xD She's been a great friend, and I wish she would return to FFN TTTT
Fruity-Fruit-Cups: Fruity, who only comes on here to occasionally update, and to talk to me xD I'm so high maintenance... Fruity is hilarious, and writes adorable and hilarious fanfiction as well. She's also been a great friend, and is (was?) a member of LoXL. I shall miss her greatly as she has her escapades to other fanfiction sites ;-;
PenFullofChaos819: Pen has let me complain and rant to him about just about everything. We've had some ups and downs, but we've managed to get through some of the rougher bumps :) Pen has helped me a lot with my 100 Pairings Challenge, via concrit and support, and I have been trying to help with some of his projects as well. He is a great friend, and great moral support as well :)
Seikatsu-Shi: Mah sister :D We have exchanged many spazzy PMs, and I have gushed over her wonderful stories many times x3 She is a brilliant FMA author (also, talking to me is one of the only reasons she still comes on here ._. HIGH MAINTENANCE!!!), great moral support, a wonderful friend, and I love talking with her x3
Blaze Firelight and Cream: Blaze reviewed one of my stories via PM, and we have been talking ever since :3 She is a brilliant writer, though most of her stories are in the works, but when she does post them get ready. I have been able to confide many things to Blaze, and despite our differences, we are still able to get along. She also puts up with my spazziness and typos and emotes xD
Karenin-Akbash-07: My own little duckling :3 Karenin and I both luff Envy and Tails Doll, and have discussed many different things. She is the one who got me to consider Edvy as a legitimate pairing :D One of my few remaining FMA buddies (though we met through a Sonic fanfic :/)...
Inita: She reviewed my 100 Theme Challenge, and since nobody had reviewed it since I'd finished it (pretty much) I took notice right away, and we started PMing. After awhile I invited her to come and join LoXL, because everyone is pretty chill there xD We've had rough patches, but the path to friendship is never smooth sailing, right?
Romance: How I view it and how I write it-
“A very close but non-sexual relationship and at times physical relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in modern Western societies, and may include for example holding hands, cuddling, kissing, and sharing a bed.
Emotions: Affinity, Attachment, Compresion, Intimacy, Jealousy, Limerence, Love, Passion, Platonic Love, Unconditional Love.
In terms of courtly love, 'lovers' did not necessarily refer to those engaging in sexual acts, but rather, to the end of caring and to emotional intimacy.
Romantic love is contrasted with platonic love which in all usages precludes sexual relations, yet only in the modern usage does it take on a fully asexual sense, rather than the classical sense in which sexual drives are sublimated.”
I totally ripped this off of Wikipedia, and cut out all the unnecessary parts, but it so fits.
I'm getting kind of sick of the romance everyone keeps shoving in our faces. The kind that always dissolves into lemons halfway through the fic, or is all about making googly eyes at each other and then making out. No. I understand that most relationships of the romantic variety to involve sexual intimacy at some point. But there's more to love than fucking each other. That's not love. That's sexual desire. Love is an emotion, it's a deep feeling, of concern and caring and wanting to be near someone because they make you feel good about yourself, and in return you want to make them happy too. Because you love them. And that's what love it.
I am a huge pusher of platonic love and platonic relationships. When I deal with romance I try to make it ambiguous, so that the reader can take it any way they want. It can be seen as sweet and platonic with no romance blaring in your face, or it can be seen as something a little more than just friendship. But lately that hasn't been enough for me. Because it seems like when I read about two characters I like together, it's either Just Friends or SEX. I'm having trouble finding the middle ground now. And it's been bugging me because I have a lot of pairings that I ship romantically, but I write them in a way that comes off as more platonic. Yet in my mind, when I am writing them, I am doing it with a romantic context in mind, not platonic. So the magical italicized quote up above, ye can use that as a guideline for How Ip Writes Romance ;3
Because really, love isn't just about desire and appearances. It's about the heart, it's about emotions, it's about the nitty gritty stuff that people have to work out so that they can work out. And that is what I love about it.
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Once upon a time, Ip was like many people going into a fandom. It started with Sonic. She went in all gung ho, shipping Sonic with Amy, Knuckles with Rouge, Tails with Cream, and got all bent out of shape whenever anyone didn't ship a character with who they were "supposed to be with". Her sister convinced her to abandon ship with KnuxRouge, and Taismo quickly trumped Tails/Cream, but for the most part, she was very finicky with her pairings and liked things to work out and be "canon". Which was stupid.
Shipping is something just about everyone does, and to the people who don't, thank the heavens, because you are very fortunate you don't get wrapped up in all the crap us shippers get ourselves into. Why do we get so into pairings? Welp, it's natural for most to seek out romance, and if we can identify with a character, we usually want them to find love. That's one of the reasons we get so damn attached to our OTPs or OT3s and such. We can relate to them. We identify with them. We love it, and when someone bashes it, it feels like they're bashing a part of you. When they say they hate the pairing or the character, sometimes it can feel like they're saying they hate you. Like, you're suddenly stupid for liking something. And that's a feeling that sucks.
I'm very used to that feeling. It's something you grow very accustomed to when you ship a multitude of crack pairings. Like I said, I used to get very bent out of shape when people shipped crack pairings, so I know that others get pretty pissed too. They feel threatened when someone comes in flashing around these strange pairings that make about zero sense. Even if they explaining it, it's no use. They get alienated. Sometimes we find people to cling to, people who are open minded about dumb things like shipping wars. I often stick my head where it really ought not to be, because sometimes I get so sick of seeing all the fanbrats complaining that I can't help wanting to stir up the waters. I know, it makes me a brat, and I try my best not to. I'm a hypocrite, and I'll admit it.
Anyway, when it comes to pairings, I do my best not to judge. There will always be pairings I don't like, but I will do all in my power not to flame them. I hate when someone writes a fanfic about their favorite pairing- a pairing that is NOT "canon" or official -and people review just to tell them how dumb it is that they support that pairing. It's a waste of time, their time and the person who they're bothering. There are so many other things that you could be doing. If you want to go and try and convert people to things, go try and get them to donate money or join a recreational club or something. Don't waste your energy telling them they're stupid for shipping or not shipping a pairing. That's just dumb, and annoying, and rude.
Everyone has the right to ship whatever the hell they want. Will we always agree with it? Hell no. Will we be happy? Not always. But if we keep our minds open, agree to disagree, and are courteous to each other, then we can still get along despite out differences :3
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OCs and Fan Characters!!!
I do believe in the rare and practically non-existent creature that is known as a "Well Written OC." I have actually managed to find a few. However, in general, I dislike OCs.
Once upon a time, little Ip went into a Sonic forum, where some people were writing a Sonic fanfic. They wanted to see if they could make the longest continuous Sonic fanfic, with a bunch of people posting chapters. And it was actually good. And fun. And Ip liked it. And then some obnoxious people came on and completely ruined it with their horrible fancharacters, scarring poor Ip for life. They were random splecies who somehow knew the Sonic characters, and could all use Chaos Control, and there was somehow magically "background music" playing, and the dialogue was cheezier than a real Sonic game. AND IT WAS AWFUL. And since that day, I have had a strong aversion to fancharacters. When I see a story about OCs, it's almost an instinct to turn back.
Now obviously, there are some fandoms where you need OCs. Some MMOs and RPGs, some Pokemon, Neopets, and lots of others. But that isn't what I'm talking about (and even then, rawr Mary Sues Dx)
I do sometimes read fics with OCs, though it's mostly fics that I'm looking over for someone else. JudasFm made a wonderful OC for her Sonic story, and I've seen some good FMA OCs too. But overall, I think that OCs are annoying. ESPECIALLY SONIC OCs. If an OC is necessary to fill a plot hole or as an extra, that's fine. If they're belnded into the story, don't steal the role of another, or aren't Copy-Cat sues made better than the character they're copying off, fine. I can deal. But I hate seeing people throw in an OC for no good reason. I hate seeing a story that is good and developed and that is going somewhere have an O chucked in for no good reason. It's not to benefit the plot, it's not for anything other than to show off their fancharacter.
I come to fanfiction to read, well Fanfiction. About the characters I like. Not someones OC.
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When I first got here I did not like yaoi or yuri. With a bit of an intensity. I am very stubborn, and I was determined not to "give in" to the "peer pressure" of all the people who liked to pair all the guys with each other. I got to thinking something along the lines of "They don't believe in friendship!"
Then of course, because life is funny like that, I started to like it. I think that secretly, deep down, I'd always kind of liked it- I'd just been to embarrassed or nervous to admit it. I wasn't able to admit it until I "met" Kiryn, and the others in LoXL, who didn't force it on me and made me feel more comfortable with it. And of course Fear, who introduced me to Hetalia, where we were drowned in Ho Yay and had no choice but to succumb.
So now, when it comes to pairings, I am very gender neutral. I like Het, Yaoi, and Yuri. Kingdom hearts is really the only place that remains untouched -ever so slowly, I'm starting to be comfortable with some KH yaoi pairings, but for the most part I don't think they're going to be a priority. Sonic is the main place where take it out (And My Little Pony).
I would like to apologize to anyone whose feelings I hurt or insulted in any of my KH fics, where I was not very considerate toward fans of yaoi. Now being in that boat myself, I see how it feels when people slop everyone together and poke fun or say nasty stuff. It's not a nice feeling. So I'm sorry for ever making anyone feel like that, and I assure you, it will never happen again.
The World Ends With You / Kingdom Hearts / Sonic the Hedgehog / Supernatural / Homestuck / My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical / Pokemon / Sherlock / Once Upon a Time / A Certain Scientific Railgun / Twin Spica / Ugly Betty / The New Normal / Go On / Super Smash Brothers Brawl / Neopets / Fullmetal Alchemist / Ouran High School Host Club / Bleach / Naruto / Drrrr!! / Phineas&Ferb / Gravity Falls / Portal / Pixar / Dreamworks
Let me tell you about it.
Seriously though, guys, why didn't I read this thing earlier. It's amazing. I am in love. I just finished Act 4 today, and Karkat Vantas bby he's finally there I'm si freaking excited I can't. I mean, I'd heard so much about Homestuck and I'd always been a little curious, always thought "huh that sounds like fun"m but seriously this has surpassed all of my expectations and I love it. So, like, two-ish Acts to go (?) before I am caught up with everyone else yayyyyy! And since I can read it on my phone (oops bye bye paying attention in school :P) I can do it even faster :D
So, I just started Act 5. I was pretty much in love with Karkat before I even considered reading Homestuck, so finally seeing him just made my day. So far this has been one of those magical things where I have not yet found a character that I dislike. Every now and then I stumble upon a series where there's this one character whom I love, but then I cann't figure out who gets second place, because the cast is full of wonderful and amazing characters. Homestuck is that series right now.
If we exclude Karkat, then so far my favorite character would have to be Rose- she is just plain old regular awesome. She is a practicing therapist who likes cute things, enjoys knitting, and is fascinated by Lovecraftian Eldritch Abominations. And she's just so scathing and sarcastic, and watching her interact with Dave is like pure gold.
Second place is Jade, who, like Rose, is just awesome. She is perky and adorable, and right off the bat just loved her, with her numerous interests, her bubbly personality. Everything about her is colorful... She lives in such a bizarre place, has by far the most bizarre life out of all of them (followed by Dave), but she grew up like that so it's just completely normal to her and I love that. And her mystical guardian dog is amazing and I love him. Jade is just such a freaking cutie, she takes everything in stride, she's so on top of everything, and she's utterly adorkable. So far I'm really digging Bro-Sis John/Jade.
Dave gets third for being the Cool Kid he is. He's just hilarious. I love reading his messages. Like I said, his life is the most bizarre beneath Jade's, but more in the realm of lack of parent, and having a bizarre older sibling to raise him... And the fact that his first big question to future!Dave is "Why are we so fucking awesome?" This kid is awesome, he's just so lovable.
John, baby, you come in fourth, and it's not because I dislike you, it's just that... The others are just so wonderful. But you are too. John is adorkable, and I love his obsession with movies and his little antics. He seems a little lax about the world being inevitably destroyed, which kind of bugged me, but still, he's very cute and lovable and I love his and Karkat's interactions to far xD His melt down when he figured out his dad was just an "ordinary businessman" cracked me up, and I am very intrigued to find out the truth about their parents...
AND THAT'S JUST THE MAIN FOUR. THE TROLLS. OMIGOSH THE TROLLS. I love all of them already. I really thought I was going to hate Terezi and Nepeta... But so far I love Terezi, and Nepeta is adorable. Terezi is just freaking BA, she is slightly insane, she lives in a freaking tree house, she smells and tastes colors... She is a LARPer who loves dragons and wants to be an attorney at law. Can I just say how much I adore the creative interests these characters have? There's never anything too normal or stereotypical. There's always these varied, atypical fascinations for people/aliens their age. And like I said, Nepeta is absolutely adorable, and how could I have thought I would hate her, she's such a cutie pie, omigoodness... And Vriska, I love her as a character- it's a bit of a love-hate relationship, but even when she's being a b!tch she's just so glorious, and I just read the part where she's talking with John and talking about how she feels weird about killing Tavros... Baby, you're crazy, but I love u anyway.
And the Exiles are adorable. Everything about this series is awesome. Yeah, every now and then the captchaloguing and such gets a bit tedious, but there are so many hilarious jokes and the characters are just so lively and they have such lovable personalities. The way the plot is presented is very confusing, but I know everything is going to piece together over time, and that's what makes reading it so fun. I keep getting overwhelmed with excitement and feels whenever I see the plot advancements. I am loving Homestuck so much, I can't.
Pairings Thus Far:
Karkat/Terezi: I really didn't think I was going to like these two together, and I spent a bit of time trying to resist it, but then I said "screw that" because these two are adorable. Terezi herself is just an awesome little beast, and I adore Karkat, and I just see lots of chemistry and feelings between these two. Besides the whole "Karkat's blood being red and Terezi love red lol" thingy, which is cute, I think it's reallys weet how much Karkat really cares for her. Terezi teases him and kind flirts with him and he's a total tsundere about it, but you can tell how much he cares her (and the whole "Wanting her in all of your quadrants like a desperate fool" I can't I can't omigod Karkat you adorable little piece of shit). And just the little things he says or does to look out for her- like in the very beginning, mentioning that lawnrings are opening up near his and she should come live there- he is concerned about her, he doesn't like that she's living out there in the woods without a lusus, he wants her to be safe. I know stuff's going to get messy between them, but I just find their friendship adorable, their flushedness precious- if they don't wind up together, it will be okay, because I ship Karkat all over the place, but I don't want their friendship to ever truly end. Because they're adorable ;-;I think they fit really well together, because Terezi can put up with Karkat's obnoxiousness and yelling, and I think it's no stretch to say that Karkat really cares about her and tries to put her needs/wants first. THEY ARE PRECIOUS.
Vriska/John: These two are really cute. John is just such an easy going, trusting little derp. You'd think that putting him with the manipulative Vriska would be VERY BAD FOR HIS HEALTH. And it sort of is... But his trusting nature kind of appeals to Vriska, don't you think? She's already basically admitted that she thinks humans aren't all that bad, that their softness and morals are actually kind of nice. I think she is touched by John's willingness to trust her, that he doesn't hold it against her that she "tricked him", and that even though he's uncofmortable with her killing people he still cares about her and doesn't judge her. He's just such a nice kid, very accepting, not very quick to judge, and even though Vriska isn't used to that sort of person, I think it's the kind of person she needs. Someone who is willing to listen to her and try to help her, hear her out... Plus, she and John are both kind of confused about romance right now, about forming this sort of relationship, and I think it helps that they're both kind of in the same boat about everything (unlike with Vriska and Tavros). And you have to admit that their interactions over PesterChum/Trollian were pretty cuuuuuuuute, with John immitating her typing quirk ;;;;3
Equius/Nepeta (Palemates/Moirallegiance): The whole idea of moirails is pretty cute and I love it (Platonic Soulmates? I was thinking of that term before I read Homestuck and now I'm like YESSS), but Equius and Nepeta are by far my favorites. I see all sorts of cute fanart of them, being cute and Nepeta getting Equius to have tea parties with her and stuff... I actually really like Equius. I know he's a perv and kind of weird, but he's really amusing, and I think he looks cool too (and he's a total badass guys). Then there's Nepeta who is adorable but also pretty BA (hunting for her food on her own, like a boss). I mean in their Trollian messages, it seems that Equius is a bit demanding, but Nepeta is really good at dealing with him. It's not like she just flops over and says "okay you win :'3"- she argues, she whines about why he won't roleplay with her, she teases and jabs at him. The relationship they have going on is very sweet. I like the combination of their personalities: Equius is much more serious, whereas Nepeta is more whimsical, but they're both little toughies who know how to take care of each other. I like that Equius wanted Nepeta on his team so that he could make sure she was safe. It's adorable how Nepeta tackleglomps him when she sees him. And when she lunges at Gamzee to try and avenge Equius... ;A; I mean, obviously Equius is going to be protective of his little moirail- he's easily angered and just a protective, violent person. But seeing Nepeta being equally protective is just adorable. Just seeing how much both of them care about and need each other is very sweet. Even though Nepeta is more naive and immature, when push comes to shove, she would kill to protect/help/avenge Equius, and I think it's really cute, to see the little playful cat-girl go into over-protective beast mode to defend the big strong badass.
Equius/Aradia: Ahaha okay so I know this was sort of a joke... And so that's kind of how I ship it. Actually, it's not even really that I ship it, it's more that I support it's existence in the plot for what it is. Equius was attracted to Aradia, Aradia!bot (for one reason or another) returned those affections for awhile, be it feigned or hormones messing with her robot brain or whatever it was. And it was lulzy, and cute, and since I like Equius I was like "sure, let's see how long this lasts". It's one of the little side pairings I liked more than the others though :3
Kanaya/Vriska: Again, this is like Equius/Aradia- I support it as what it was, Kanaya having a crush on Vriska and it not being returned originally. And then just recently I read the part where Kanaya burts into the room, glowing, shoves Gamzee off a ledge, punches Vriska in the face, chainsaws Eridan in half, then applies her bloody lipstic and licks it- and Vriska just stares at her, practically lovestruck. I laughed my butt off. It was hilarious and kind of adorable- all of a sudden Vriska's like "Damn, Kanaya, I never realized you could be such a BA." This one I'm a little torn on though... I know Vriska's going to die... And I like John/Vriska and Kanaya/Rose also. But there's just something about Kanaya/Vriska (or I guess Vriska/Kanaya) that I like. I think I like the onesidedness of it :P I liked it when Kanaya had a flushcrush on Vriska, but Vriska was oblivious, and now I like that Vriska is suddenly wowed by how awesome Kanaya is, but Kanaya I think is probably over he by now? And Vriska also seems to have some feelings for John, so it's very conflicted... All of this conflict, I love it.
Eridan/Karkat: Heehee... I liked their friendship in the beginning, how Eridan was all like "destroy all land dwellers" and then we find out that he's actually buddies with Karkat and doesn't really mind the land dwellers that much, he just has a royalty complex and anger issues. I don't even like Eridan all that much... But I found his and Karkat's friendship cute in the beginning: Karkat banning him from the memo so that he doen't embarrass himself, and then telling him to message him in a bit, because he will help him with his issues. And then Eridan proceeding to hit on Karkat later on... And basically creep on him. And Karkat's like "NO FUCK THIS I HATE YOU NOW STAHP RAWR" and I know his hate is "platonic" (oh god Trolls gotta love'em), but it's still hilarious and adorable to me. So, like, onesided!Eridan/Karkat is more like it, I guess. Though maybe in an AU, I'd like it to be reciprocated- someplace where Eridan hadn't had a power trip and killed Feferi and nearly killed Sollux, therefore causing Karkat to hate his guts for the rest of eternity and want to kill him (then again Karkat has made no attempts to do so yet so either he doesn't care, or maybe he does and he can't bring himself to kill him, even after what he did, cuz he values all his friends too much). IDK man. IDK.
Edit: FUCK. I THINK I'M REALLY STARTING TO LIKE THIS PAIRING. LIKE, POTENTIAL OTP-LIKE THIS PAIRING. stay tuned
Kanaya/Rose (Rose Mary uwaaa feels)
Onesided!Vriska/Terezi - Platonic!VriskaTerezi
DaveKat - Platonic!DaveKat
The World Ends With You:
I FUCKING GOT THIS GAME FINALLY THANK YOU FEAR THE SILLY PEOPLE YOU WONDERFIL PERSON YOU. I saw Neku and his peeps in the Dream Drop Distance trailer, and that was the first time I cared about them. Really, it was Joshua that made me decide to check it out. Why? Because he has awesome hair. Seriously, look at what he looks like in KH graphics- he is one pretty bishie. Just look at DAT HAIR. Anyway, I peeked around, and lucky for me, Fear the Silly People watched the walkthrough, and between her, the wiki, and TV Tropes, I managed to figure out what was going on in TWEWY.
Really, my love for TWEWY kind of hung on Joshua. He was the only reason I took any interest in it to begin with. I got to obsessing over him before I'd even seen him in the game, and Fear (the Silly People) helped me with that _' She loves Sho, I luff Josh... Actually, we both sort of adore Josh- probably me more so, but she and I both gush over the idea of Little!Josh, and feel pity/sympathy for him, and also acknowledge and lol over what an asshole he is xD Other than Josh, I do love the game as the whole. It has a very Kingdom Heartsish feel to it, especially with the themes of friendship and learning to trust others. Watching Neku grow through the story and learn to trust others is wonderful, and I don't really have a least favorite character. Beat and Rhyme's story is wonderful, I love Shiki, Mr. H amuses me, and even Sho has started to grow on me :3 I love the idea of an antisocial kid who hates the world learning to care about others and be a part of the world. I love the bond he and Shiki form, the relationship between Beat and Rhyme, and of course, Joshuaaaaaaaa.
Anyway, Josh is what got me into the game, and I think it goes without saying that he is my favorite character. Physical appearance aside, I think he's amusing ("Dibs on the rainbow."), his God Powers are pretteh sick (JESUS BEAM'D!), and even though he's a d*ckhead ("And here's me playing the world's tiniest violin"), I like how in the end it gives you a bit of hope- showing that he's willing to give humanity a second chance, that he's learned from Neku, and that he does seem to consider Neku a friend. While he is a jerk, he's very amusing while he harasses Neku- though I completely understand why Neku says at the end that he can't forgive him, it actually surprises me that Neku says he still trusts him (he killed him twice, lied to him, was an arrogant princk...), but I still find it touching. I find his and Neku's relationship fascinating- it says in the wiki that Neku is the only person who Joshua ever got close to that didn't value Shibuya over him. His Conductor was dedicated to protecting Shibuya, his mentor.guardian/parental figure Mr. H taught Sho how to kill him to protect Shibuya, but Neku couldn't bring himself to kill Josh despite all the things he'd done even though Josh was threatening to kill him and destroy Shibuya. That's got to mean a lot to Josh, which is why he brings Neku back and spares Shibuya. I love Neku's ending- it's hopeful, it's happy. The Secret Ending perplexes me and leaves me hoping for a sequel to see what the crap Josh is going to do. I love the potential for character development, and I am uber-super-freaking psyched to see him in 3D -and a TWEWY sequel? Plz Nomura? Pretteh plz with sea salt icecream on top? :3
ALSO. According to Tumblr the new official shipping name for this pairing is "Blue Rainbow Love Beam-Shipping"/ Mm'kay. I'm totally calling it that from now on, just so y'know. BI
"... in all these fanarts I see Neku blushing around Joshua, or crying around him, and it’s so damn ooc and it’s a huge part of what has biased me against the ship. Like ffs people, Neku doesn’t take Joshua’s bullshit, and he would never, under any circumstances, let Joshua dominate him. He would fight that shit with the last drop of blood in him.
"oh, and btw, when Joshua is in the RG and he’s thus in his teenager form, he is SHORTER than Neku. Much shorter. I mean, when Neku first meets him he thinks, “This pipsqueak is my new partner?” Pipsqueak, people. Joshua probably isn’t that much taller than Rhyme. (I think he probably is taller, just not by much if Neku is calling him a pipsqueak.) So yeah, no tall dark mysterious bishounen seme if you want Joshua to NOT be in his true, adult, angel Composer form kthx."
I totally agree on the uke!Neku thing. I dislike the whole Seme/Uke idea in general, but seriously, uke!Neku bugs me. He ain't no blushing school girl -_- And lol, Josh is shorter than Neku xD I knew it. All along. x3
Also... It is physically and emotionally impossible for me to ever not ship this pairing. Ever. Sorry (haha not really i regret nothing). I'm like, not even kidding though ._. "I ship it so hard, I helicarrier it".
Neku/Shiki: Honestly, I prefer these two as Platonic Life Partners. I really do. I think their relationship is adorable. I love Shiki, and I love what she did for Neku, and their friendship is adorable and amazing and great. I always want her to be his best friend, and one of the most important people in his life... And I don't mind them as a couple. I just don't really ship it. I used to use the whole "Shiki was Neku's second entry fee" as an argument for it, but lately I've started to think more about it, and I don't think it realy works as an argument for the pairing- one being because the Composer is the only one who is capable of bringing people back from the dead, and since the Composer wasn't really doing his job during that week, Megumi couldn't bring Neku or Shiki back, thus he really had no other option but to make Shiki Neku's price; second being Neku had already given up his memories, so Shiki was pretty much all that he had to give up- what else could he have given? It's still sweet, and I don't think it takes that much away from that fact: Shiki was still important to him, regardless of whether or not he could remember anything else, and that friendshop lasted through the rest of the Games and kept him fighting. But for me it doesn't really work as an argument for them to be in love. Not saying they couldn't fall in love, but for me, I just prefer a strong platonic bond :3
Beat/Joshua: Right under Josh/Neku, comes Josh/Beat. Sort of the same dynamic of Josh/Neku, with Josh mercilessly trolling Beat, and Beat flipping out and getting mad at him. Except Beat is dumber, so Josh needs to try and change his tactics. This came to mind when I had an AU idea, and I wanted to ship Josh with SOMEONE after I put Neku with Shiki (because I don't want Josh OR Shiki to be unhappy ;A;), and Beat sort of stepped up to the plate. And after seeing KH 3D, this ship has sailed out of the port, and it now rocking about on the high seas :D I like the way their personalities clash- Beat is impulsive and not the brightest, but he cares deeply for those around him. Joshua is usually calm and collected, and doesn't really let his true feelings show. Beat likes to try and act like a tough guy, when really, deep down, he's a softy. Now Joshua... He's not exactly without a mask either. In KH3D he teases Beat for trying to act like a tough guy all the time, when really, it seems like Joshua is trying to put on a brave face as well. Beat is the kind of goofy, clueless guy who would do his best to understand Joshua's issues, and when he fails to full comprehend them, he'll still try to boost him up. Josh would go to town teasing Beat, but I think overall he'd be touched if Beat reached out to him- because again, Joshua is lonely, and he wants friends. And if you like to go with KH TWEWY as an AU from the actual game, well, Joshua brought back Rhyme from Oblivion and he didn't have to do that. So there. He has that over Beat, and can use that to get on hus good side. ALSO. Cherished Tenshi wrote a WONDERFUL Josh and Beat drabble, just for moi, called Running in Circles (a part of her AMAZINGLY AWESOMETASTIC drabble series, Of Skinny Behinds and Dresses), which pretty much made my life and shows adorable and believable Josh and Beat interaction :3
I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP.
Shiki/Neku/Josh: Because I hate to leave Josh hanging, and I don't want to cheap Shiki out. So what can I do? Give them a super strong friendship xD Josh can creep on Neku, Neku and Shiki can like each other but never be able to admit it, they can all have friends... Win Win Win :D I have become very attached to AU things where Shiki, Josh and Neku are very close, sort of like the KH Trios...
Eri/Rhyme: I know that I don't really like Rhyme pairings, but this is a pairing I can't get out of my head. I like the idea of Rhyme slowly starting to get a crush on this "pretty", "popular" girl and not knowing how to come to terms with it or explain it. Most people interpret Rhyme to be around the same age as the others (I interpret her younger), but in this case I'd have her be probably a year younger than the main cast. I like the whole "Pretty Girl, Boyish Girl" idea.
Also, there is this cracky little thing Fear and I came up with, where Joshua and Shiki bond over their mutual passion for stalking/obsessing over Neku, and they form a pact to sexually harass Neku as much as they can get away with. Neither one of them can directly ask Neku out, they must wait for him to make the move (though it's unlikely it will happen, since all they're doing is creeping on him). It's just humor, but I think it's amusing xD That way, I don't have to feel bad for Josh, and I don't have to feel like I'm totally cheaping Shiki out. I can just laugh at Neku's pain (sorry Neku, I still love you). I also like the idea of Joshua being Shiki's gay best friend xD
Sane Hanekoma/Joshua: I was severely underwhelmed by this relationship in the beginning. Now it is one of my favorites in the entire game. Amidst the loneliness and all of the shit Joshua has done, there is still Mr. H. He may not approve of everything Josh does, but he is the one who is there to look out for him, like a substitute father. And the thought that Mr. H was the only one Joshua could talk to about his "seeing dead people" problem is very sweet. I love father-son Mr. H/Josh. This relationship now OVERwhelms me, to the point where I cannot even describe my love for it...
Beat/Neku: As proof that I can resist teh yaois... Beat/Neku never even came to my head xD They have a pretty epic bromance though. Beat and Neku can just derp around and act like "men" together, while Shiki and Eri are Neku's Gal Pals, and Josh is his creepy homosexual stalker *shot mercilessly*. Seriously though, this is one of my favorite FriendShips. Because when these two bro it up, it's always amusing xD
Josh/Eri: Joshua is Eri's gay best friend :D Seriously though, I think these two might get along. And I got some hurt/comfort ideas from them... I think it's cute!
Eri/Shiki: They are such Heterosexual Life Partners in my fanon, it's not even funny. Shiki and Eri just go off and do stuff- and totally ditch Neku in the process. They also kidnap Rhyme and make her go shopping with them xD They are best friends, like, legit best BFFLs. They share the same dream, they've probably known each other for a long time, and I just love their relationship (even if half of it is in my head ._.)
I also love platonic Neku/Rhyme, Josh/Rhyme, Beat/Rhyme, Beat/Neku/Josh, Eri/Josh/Shiki, Joshua/Sho, Hanekoma/Sho, Sho/Hanekoma/Joshua, and OF COURSE, Platonic OT6, Eri/Shiki/Neku/Beat/Rhyme/Joshua. For the win.
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Sonic the Hedgehog
I've loved Sonic for a long time. As you can see from my Sonic Fan Rant up above, I love it. I love animals, so talking teenage animals having adventures plus animal-loving writer? No brainer. However, since I was brought up in the "Modern" age of Sonic, I am more attached to the 3D games than I am the Genesis era (though I still love Genesis- the art is beautiful and Tails is so cute!). I hate how divided the fanbase is, and I think that we should just suck it up and embrace each others differences. I don't like Sonic Underground, not a fan of Sonic fancharacters or OCs, and I don't like certain pairings. But I don't HATE them, and I don't think that people who like them should be bashed or discriminated for liking them. Genesis is not perfect or the best years of Sonic, and the Modern Games are not perfect or amazing either. But they have storylines, they develop the characters, and they fill me with nostalgia and are fun to play. The Archie Comics, while they are like fanfics, are fun. They develop the characters more, and they have stuff that is aimed more toward teenagers, rather than kids eight and up like most of the Sonic games. Sonic X was a fail, but it's all we got as far as Sonic anime goes, and it has some cute and amusing moments, amidst everything that makes you cringe. The OVA was boss. And I happen to love Sonic Riders AND Sonic Heroes, as well as the Adventure Series and Sonic Battle (if they made a SA3, that's be awesome). That's me. There's nothing wrong with liking some parts of Sonic and not liking others, but when you worship one part and destroy the others, it's just annoying. If you're going to do it, fine, but don't go calling yourself a true fan if you like the first few games and hate the rest.
Knuckles the Echidna. Knuckles is my favorite Sonic character. A lot of people like to interpret him as stupid or a jerk, but honestly, he's so much more than that. Knuckles is a very complex character (I seem to have a thing for those, as you will see), and he's much more than meets the eye. When I first got into Sonic as a small n00bling, I hated Knuckles. Why? Because I thought he was a "Bad Guy" and I hated "Bad Guys." One of the reasons I didn't like Shadow XD Then I found out he wasn't, but I still thought he was a jerk and an all-around Not Nice Guy. Then I started playing Sonic with my neighbors. Let's not forget that I was like, eight, nine years old around the time, so my neighbors (both younger than me) and I liked to run around and act out the characters. They always made Knuckles stupid, and I thought it was annoying, so I took over his character, and almost immediately fell in love with it.
Knuckles is a lot more than just some stiff jerk who doesn't get along with Sonic. He's not an idiot. He grew up alone, the last of his kind, bound to protect his home and the Master Emerald. Then some psycho comes, tricks him into believing he's his friend, and betrays him; leaving him to team up with two people he thought were his enemies. He's only been tricked three times during the games, so he's not this horribly stupid idiot, he's just naive. He rivals Sonic because he's jealous of him, since Sonic has a freedom that Knuckles will never have. That "Ima be better than joo!!!" personality he has is absolutely adorkable (especially in Sonic Colors, where if you lose like the utter n00b I am, he will shout "I did it! I won!" x333), and interpreting him as Sonic's "Spazzy, Self-Proclaimed Rival" is so much fun to do, especially when you make him younger than Sonic. He screws up a lot, but he never gives up. I love his resiliency and his determination. He's got an angst level of over 9000 in the Archie Comics and in Sonic Chronicles, and his character can be interpreted in a bunch of different ways. He's the last of his kind, trying to make his way in the world, struggling with his duty to his home and to the world, and also to his friends -who could easily be considered hi family, since they're all he's got. He's not some idiot, he's incredibly complex and much deeper than some people realize.
I sort of feel like I can relate to Knuckles, having reclusive tendencies and being a bit socially awkward. It's also comforting, seeing all the shit he goes through and having someone I can look at and think "Wow, I might be having some trouble, but look at Knux XD". I love Knuckles from the bottom of my Fangirl Heart, and he will always be number one as far as Sonic Characters go.
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Miles "Tails" Prower: From the first time I saw a Sonic game, Tails was my favorite. I liked his voice, he was cute and fluffy, and he could fly. From day one I was fascinated with the genius fox kid who was Sonic's best friend. I would always play as him, I obsessed over him, and eventually I grew to love his relationship with Sonic. I started out favoring his relationship with Knuckles, actually, since they were the two characters I played, so it was easy to make them interact. I liked the idea of Knuckles being protective of the cute little fox kid, letting his gruff side down a bit to look after the little fluff ball. Then, I remembered reading somewhere that "to Sonic, Tails is the best little brother he could imagine". Ever since then, I have loved Sonic/Tails Brotherly. I love the story of the cute, mistreated little fox cub who tagged along after Sonic and became a hero- and his little brother. I love watching him go from adoring little sidekick, to trying to be his own person, to realizing that he can stand on his own without Sonic and he can be a hero, in his own right. I like the idea of the struggle- of his growth from wanting to be just like Sonic, to slowly stepping out of Sonic's shadow and creating his own image. Tails may have been demoted to (a very close) second in my favorites roster, but I promise I didn't start loving Tails any less- my love for Knuckles just increased. Tails will always be the one who got me into Sonic, and the start of it all :3
Sonic the Hedgehog: The blue blur himself. Oh Sonic, we've had some fun times together. Remember how I used to hate you? I thought you were an arrogant, egotistical jerk. I also thought you were an idiot, mean to Knuckles and overshadowing Tails. But, you're the main character- it's your job and right to be in the spotlight. And after playing as you for so long, I have learned to love and respect you. You're so freaking fast, and it's so freaking fun. We've fought through the aggravating stages of numerous games together- taken down Eggman, put Shadow in his place, lost to Knuckles (partially because I love him, mostly because I suck) and raised chao; side by side. How could I not grow to love you? You with your adorkable victory dances and your cute pointy ears? You may be a bit uncaring at times- not holding that deep attachment to your friends that I admire in other heroes- but you still care about them, in your own way. I appreciate your character now- and I think I've reached a point where I no longer need to change you when I write. I understand that you need to keep running, that you feel safe running away because you know you have a place you can run back to, and that even if you don't always show it, you do love your friends- and will always run back to save them, just in time.
Amy Rose: Does not get as much credit as she deserves. Amy is annoying sometimes, obviously. She can be immature, and whiny, and she lives in her own little fantasy world. However, Amy is also a tough cookie. She is powerful, whether or not people believe it. She can produce a giant hammer out of nowhere. And despite her usual single-minded pursuit of Sonic, she is also a caring person. Sometimes Amy is inconsiderate. She gets so wrapped up in her dreams of getting Sonic, she forgets about the feelings of those around her. Yet clearly she cares. She is protective of Cream and Tails, her youngers, and obviously she cares a whole lot for Sonic. She even shares concern for Shadow and Knuckles. She is kind to Cosmo, she inspires Cosmo and Cream, and though she is aggravating, she truly is a sweet girl and a good person -when she chooses to be. I do not think that Sonic and Amy are right for each other, and in order to be together, I think they both have a lot of maturing to do. I think Sonic would be better with someone like Blaze, and Amy would be better with someone like Knuckles or Espio -someone who wouldn't run away from her and would give her the attention she needs. She's a bit high maintenance, but she has the capacity to be considerate and caring, and is a layered girl.
Shadow the Hedgehog: Is a stereotype. I don't hate Shadow. I don't care for the rabid portion of his fanbase, but I understand that he is the type of character who people love. The thing is, there are bunches of characters just like him. To me, Shadow is the stereotypical "emo" character, and I think that that portion of his character has been milked and abused far too much. His role in SA2 was good. He was mysterious, he had a tragic backstory, but in the end he managed to change and sacrifice himself. Then he died. Then, he came back to life. That was where he went wrong. I feel bad for saying this, but I think Shadow's reputation would be better if he'd stayed dead. He'd have died with honor, with bawling fangirls, and his mission complete. Instead, he survived to be an angst bucket who does not carry brood all that well.
Rouge the Bat: Is sexy and she knows it. I love Rouge. She's awesome. I love her personality, that sense of self she has. I like to imagine Rouge went through some tough times when she was younger. She was looked down on, shunned, possibly abused. But she didn't give up. She climbed back up, showed everyone a thing or two, and became comfortable with her body and who she was. I like to look at the nicer side of Rouge- the side that is still confident and brilliant, but also understanding. The side that can relate to people like Tails and Silver, who go through stages where they feel like they don't fit in. I love the idea of Rouge telling them straight up that they are who they are, and if people don't like that, then they should just ignore them. I love that she's mysterious, that we don't know much about her, and that she's smooth and sly and can get what she wants no matter what.
Marine the Raccoon: I know a lot of people don't like Marine. They think she's obnoxious and annoying. And she is. WHICH, is exactly why I love her. She's a rambunctious little spitfire who, like Amy, lives in her own little world. She's feisty, curious, and she's just so lovable. Honestly, I can't hate her. I guess her taking charge and bossing Sonic and Tails around is annoying, but she's just so goofy and ridiculous, I can't take it seriously. She's adorable, with her big dreams of sailing the seas and having adventures. Sonic and Tails came along and gave her her first big adventure. I also love how, in the comics, Marine seems to be the Tails to Blaze's Sonic. It's rather adorable- just like little Marine x3
Blaze the Cat: Is awesome. She's cool and collected, but she's a little too serious. She has the weight of the world on her shoulders as a princess and the guardian of the Sol Emeralds. Plus, she's still just a kid. I love her elegance, her serious nature, and how she's plays the role of a big sister to Silver and Marine. She's awkward in situations she doesn;t understand -she's like the antithesis of Sonic, as a girl. She's also a less smug female Knuckles. And she is awesome.
Silver the Hedgehog: Y U SUCH A BRAT?! Kay, I love Silver in the Archie comics. I hate him in Rivals. Yet I don't really hate him. I can't. I can't really hate Rivals, either, because it gives me funny ideas. And it gave me Tails/Espio xDDD So, I like Silver. Silver's kind of a dork, but that's why I love him. He's the wannabe hero, the kid who tries so hard, falls on his face, and then gets right back up, raring to go again. He's determined and he's endlessly curious, but he tends to rush into situations where he doesn't understand the circumstances. Still, he does what he can to help- even if it means getting hurt, making lame puns, or annoying others along the way. I love the idea of him looking up to Blaze and getting a crush on her, only to have her think of him as a little brother.
Vector the Crocodile: Luv ya man. He's the goofy adult of the Chaotix Family, but I think there's also a serious side to him. He's not just the dumb detective who swoons at a pretty lady- he's the guy who works with the bills, who scrabbles to get the rent ready each month and who works his tail off to provide for Charmy and Espio (who though more mature than him, is still younger, and Vector considers under his care). He acts like he takes life in a laid back way, but reality is harsh, and he has trouble coping with it sometimes.
Espio the Chameleon: Espio is overly serious, and takes himself to seriously as well. I imagine that he was on his own, much like Vector and Charmy, and was sort of scooped up along with Charmy (at a different time) and brought into Vector's life, probably unwillingly. Espio acts like he doesn't care; that his partners are idiots and that when the going is good, he'll be so gone. But deep down, they all know that's not true. Because as annoying as they can be, Vector and Charmy are his family, and he loves them. Even though Vector works him hard, he knows that the croc has their best interests at heart, and even though Charmy is a clueless twerp, he knows that the bee adores him -and he adores him right back.
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"True, popular pairings will be popular, and that's a fact, but the only reason why that's a fact is because you're being narrow-minded. What's wrong with creativity and variety? "Crack" pairings are fun to write precisely because of their nature; they are far more challenging to write because you have to have more of an effort and put more thought into them to make them work plausibly."
Let me just get this out there right now- I ship really weird Sonic pairings. Of course, to me, a lot of them aren't weird. I pretty much ship everyone with everyone. I like using pairings that aren't canon- seeing how relationships between characters that aren't generally paired would work. If you don't like that, that's fine. I'm not saying you have to ship pairings that bother you or that you don't like- I don't ship things I don't like. What I'm saying is, at least keep an open mind. f you really hate it, ine, don't look at it. don't read it. It doesn't make a difference to me. Just don't go attacking people for liking something that you don't like.
Also, with yaoi and yuri... I accept and acknowledge that, most likely, none of the characters are gay. There has been no Word of God stating that they are or aren't, but let's face it- what are the odds SEGA's going to come down and say "LOl guyz guess what, Sonic's gay and in luv with Shadow?" Very slim. BUT, that doesn't mean that people can't write what they want :3 so, onward, tally-ho
My OTP for Sonic is Sonic/Knuckles. SonKnux is probably my favorite pairing, period. I love the way these two work- the way their personalities ricochete off of one another, their friendly rivalry, and the idea of interpreting Knuckles' occasionally spastic behavior around Sonic as him being tsundere. Knuckles and Sonic have the classic HeroxRival thing going on, and I'm honestly surprised more people don't like it ._. They're opposites -the mountain and the wind -but they do have a lot in common too -a strong sense of justice, determination and resiliency. However, Knuckles is more serious and reserved while Sonic is passionate and free-spirited. When they collide, things get crazy. But what if Knuckles started to feel something more? What if this desire to be better than Sonic became an urge o prove himself, to impress him? What if his getting flustered around Sonic and acting like a jerk was really because he likes Sonic, but doesn't want to admit it -to Sonic or himself? The idea of Knuckles having a crush on Sonic that developed slowly over time appeals to me greatly, as well as Sonic liking him back, but just not telling him because he doesn't think Knux feels the same and figures it'd be useless to burden him with something like that. Plus, Sonic doesn't like to settle down, so why even bother? Sonic doesn't dwell on things, so he keeps it to himself and lives with it, not really bothered by it. Knuckles is very perplexed by it though, contrary to Sonic's acceptance of it. I think that these two work very well together as a couple, despite the fighting that would occur. It's a very complex relationship that involves more than just "Lol hawt gratuitous guy smex". There's emotion behind this, stress and unwillingness to accept feelings, pride and breaking of The Haughty (Knuckles)... Just so much that makes me love them.
Sonic/Blaze is my second favorite pairing for Sonic. I didn't start to think about it until I played Sonic Rush Adventure, when I saw Blaze sitting on the back of Sonic's jet ski (SonicWater? The heck?), and I realized that they looked very cute, almost like a couple. I then realized that this pairing has some pretty good backing. Sonic is annoyingly restless, but also very care free and free spirited. Blaze is serious and reserved. I feel that Blaze could help Sonic to mature, to calm down and ease his sense of restlessness. In return, Sonic would help Blaze to loosen up and live a little. They are both fast, both brave and both loyal, with a strong sense of justice. They have traits that counteract each other and traits that are the same, as well as a friendship that could easily bloom into something more. They round each other out and help to make each other better people. The awesome, game version of Sonally XDDD
Knuckles/Shade is my second favorite Knuckles pairing (originally my fav, until SonKnux). I love Chronicles, especially because it's based off of the Archie Comics. Shade is like a more SEGAish version of Julie-Su. This pairing strikes me as sweet, and I find it very appealing. The fact that Shade is the first echidna Knuckles has ever seen definitely plays a part in it. He would be fascinated and want to be around her, learn more. It might become a bit of an obsession, but it's something that would probably wear off once he's found out enough to satisfy his curiosity. His curiosity about Shade probably wouldn't fade, though. Then there's the actual game stuff -Knuckles leaping off the island to save Shade, guarding her fiercely against Sonic and the others, and the fact that Shade kept Knuckles alive when the rest of her clan wanted him dead. I love toying with Knuckles' mind about how he leaped to save her, an act of pure instinct that he probably rethought several times after it had happened. I really love toying with his mind throughout this entire pairing, actually, having him wonder why Shade spared him and leaving him to angst and think. I also love Shade, can't wait for a second Chronicles, and I'm hoping she'll become a regular character :3
Sonic/Knuckles/Tails: I feel obliged to put this here- I love Team Sonic. I love it mostly as a family, nakama thing, being platonic. I'm not really into the idea of a sexual, overly romantic threesome, but a more platonic threesome (like how I explained AkuRokuShi), I can handle and actually like a lot. That's how I like my SonKnuxails. I also like Team Sonic pairings (SonTails, SonKnux, Knuxails), as brotherly or more, and since I like all three pairings, SonKnuxails basically ties them together. My favorite example of their team and their bond is the opening for Sonic Riders: when Tails gets cornered and knocked off his board by the Babylon Rogues. Knuckles gets a look of pure shock on his face, and Sonic immediately turns around -giving up his place in first -to go back and get Tails back on his feet. When it zooms back out, you see Knuckles is next to them- he moved back to help too, but Sonic got there first. Sonic and Knux also share a brief meaningful stare somewhere in that vid... Anyway, that's how I see it- I can have my SonKnux, and Tails is the cute little kid brother that they protect and shield.
Another pairing I have started to like is Sonic/Tails. It's funny, because I used to hate this pairing (and yaoi in general). I still prefer Sonic and Tails as having a brotherly/best friends relationship, but the idea of these two having some adorable, innocent romance is very cute to me. Because Tails is so much younger than Sonic, I don't see it as involving much beyond hugging and holding hands. I see it more as just a step up from being brotherly -more affectionate, more Tails glomping Sonic x3 The way I see it in my mind: Tails idolizes and adores Sonic, and Sonic just thinks the kid is super cute. They like being with each other, they don't need girlfriends, they just need each other. I realize that this is a very idealized version of it, but I don't really plan on writing about it, so it's all good.
Knuckles/Tails: Raaaaah, Knuxails XD Yes, I like this one too. Basically, I love Fluffy SonKnuxails. I love Knuckles, I love Tails, so I thought "Why not put them together?" I love the idea of a brotherly relationship between the too, with Knuckles being able to sit down and talk about things that Tails is just too embarrassed to talk to Sonic about. I like to imagine that they have more than just a polite, civil relationship with each other, and that it does transcend that, even if only slightly. My ideal version of the pairing is one in which they're older (specifically Tails, so that it's less squicky -16 hitting on 8... Yeah, not really -_-), somewhat typical Cool Geek x Tough Guy. I can see it in my head... I don't know exactly why, I just love this pairing, and it's surprisingly overlooked.
Vector/Julie-Su: Hate=Love :D Okay, so, I was reading the old Knuckles series... And in general, I just love the interaction between Vector and Julie-Su. They're constantly at each others throats, but at the end of the day, they've got each others backs. I envision a sort of slap-slap-kiss relationship. It's the typical "Falling in love with the person you hate", "Can't live with them, can't live without them" type of relationship. Vector and Julie can't stand each other, they're always fighting, but there's a sort of passion in their arguments, something that could easily go from a heated fight to them finally just kissing to break the tension or shut the other up, a Take That Kiss if you will. Eventually, one of them (most likely Vector) will start to realize that, maybe, there's a little bit more than just animosity to their relationship, and will want to explore it more. They'll eventually come to terms with the fact that, yes, there's a thin love between love and hate and they're right in between. What they decide to do with this though, that's up in the air. They might just continue to have their fiery arguments, occasionally kissing to break the romantic tension, or they might try and start up a relationship together (most likely full of fighting). I love this pairing XD Julie-Su x Knux is like, at the bottom of my Knux pairings lists (I only like it because, well, I can't do anything about it, and I like Julie-Su and Knux... Just, more with other people XD).
Knuckles/Comso: I know the age thing makes it kind of squicky, but ever since that episode when Cosmo takes Knuckles hand and says that "Maybe he's like her and sees the good in everyone", this pairing has been floating around in the back of my mind. Knuckles/Cosmo is a crack pairing that I actually could see working out, if not for Cosmo dying, and if Sonic X itself was better with Knuckles' characterization (keeping it the same, instead of switching it up all the time). Let's look at it when Knuckles is Knuckles, and not an idiot or a douche bag: I mean, Knuckles is constantly making mistakes: he's gullible, prone to screwing up. That's got to take a toll on him after awhile, to the point where he just expects it from himself -because everyone else does too. But Cosmo tells him that maybe the reason he's so gullible is because he just wants to believe that there's good in everyone. She basically gives him not only a Get Out of Jail free Card, but also makes him feel like he's not some hopeless idiot. It's just... Sweet. Touching, really. She makes him feel accepted. And he knows what it's like to be the last of your kind, something she's going through. I can see it as being sort of one-sided, from Knuckles' point of view, sort of on the sideline from Tails and Cosmo's little romance. And I don't necessarily see it being romance, I see it as Cosmo confiding in Knuckles and Knuckles caring for her because she's one of the few people in Sonic X who believes he's more than just some gullible fool. But overall, I really do see this as a pairing that could legitimately work out, if only people would expand their horizons just a bit.
Knuckles/Lien-Da: Kay, so, this isn't really a romantic pairing. More like: Knuckles is cheating on his girlfriend because he is just naive enough to let something like that happen. I wrote this pairing for my 100 Theme Challenge, and found that I like it. It's not the typical fluffy romance, it's squicky, it's angsty, it's a buit darker than normal. I do not see Knuckles as a rat, or someone that would cheat on his partner for a dumb reason. I see Knuckles as being naive when it comes to girls and love, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and just sort of watching the scene unfold. He's never done anything with Julie-Su because he doesn't feel he's ready, but when it starts to happen with Lien-Da, he finds that he likes it. Later on, he feels disgusted for having done it with Lien-Da and not his true love, but at the same time, he doesn't feel like he's ready to seal the deal with Julie-Su, especially not now after he's cheated on her. Lien-Da is the only one he can confide these feelings with now, and he ends up getting more tangled. Meanwhile. Lien-Da doesn't view it as a romance. To her, Knuckles is just someone she can screw around with, someone she can control, and someone who she can use to gain power over and hurt her sister with. It's full of jealousy and manipulation, and dammit, I love it!
Tails/Espio: This pairing started eating at my brain awhile ago. When I first got Sonic Rivals 2, I played as Tails, and when I had to battle Espio... It wasn't fun. He was kind of creepy, when you consider the fact that he's beating up an 8-year old. And some of the stuff he said -like, "You're mine!", and other creeperish sorts of things -caused me to joke around with my friend about Tails/Espio. Then I got to wondering, did it exist? I found one picture of it, no fanfics, aaaand... That's it. Recently it popped back into my mind, thanks to the song "Your Love Is My Drug", which is my official crack pairing song. I've thought about it, and I like the idea. I'm still trying to think of how to make it work, but I think that it can work- I think they have the sort of personalities that would click, and I imagine it starting as Tails having a crush on Espio and sort of nursing it until he gets the guts to tell him. Don't know about Espio.
ShadKnux: I'll write something later. I realized today how much I actually do like this pairing... Cuz they'd both just be tsundere to each other the whole time, it'd be hilarious xD
So yeah. SonKnux is my favorite overall pairing, but I also really like Knuckles with Cosmo because it's nice and fluffy :3 I ship Cosmo with Tails too though, so don't flip out Taismo fangirls. I really like KnuxRouge because their chemistry is like wow and I've just always loved this ship okay... SonBlaze is my second favorite ship for Sonic, and I do prefer it to Silvaze just because Blaze is the only female I can see Sonic in an actual relationship with. Silvaze is really adorable though, I just don't like how most people portray it- I prefer a bro/sis approach to it, but that's just me. I also ship Knuckles with Shade because they are very cute together in Chronicles, but I also support Shade having a little crush on Sonic (and hey I ship Shade with Tails for no real reason other than crack pairings ftw). I don't really ship any of the Hedgehog Yaoi like Scourge/Sonic or Sonic/Silver or those pairings, though I don't really mind Silver/Shadow (I guess, I've never actually read it, but I've seen some arguments for it and some cute fanart), and Sonic/Shadow is really the only Sonic pairing I'm actually opposed to- but that's just me, so hey, knock yourself out fandom. w00t. Ip out.
i pretty much ship everything under the sun and if i dont ship it im still not gonna stop you from shipping it
Sonic/Cosmo, SonShade (The Het version of SonKnux), Taismo, Tails/Mina, Tails/Marine, Tails/Shade, TailsAmy, Tails/Ray, KnuxJulie, KnuxRouge, Knux/Blaze, Knuxamy, Knuckles/Marine, Knux/Bunnie, ShadRouge, ShadBlaze, ShadCosmo, Shadails (brotherly), Shadow/Julie-Su, Rouge/Julie-Su (The yuri version of KnuxRouge xD), Rouge/Blaze, BlazAmy, VectorxVanilla, EspioNicole, CreamEmerl, CreamBokkun, RouAmy, Sally/Amy, SallyKahn, Tails/Tikal, Shadespio (sort of?), Silver/Cosmo, Silver/Marine, Lara-Su/Skye, Lien-da/Shadow, Shadow x That Damn Fourth Chaos Emerald (FOR THE WIN), Shadow/That Damn Fourth Chaos Emerald/Omega. Those last two were crack, in case you couldn't tell :3
Kingdom Hearts... Is my love. I adore it with every fiber of my Fangirl Being. I love Axel, I love Days, and I love the relationships between the characters over everything. The manga is funny, Sora is adorable, Axel is like the Uber Awesome Big Bro to Roxas and Xion in Days... I just love this series. A few of my favorite things to write are angst, and about makeshift families. Kingdom Hearts has no shortage of those. Especially with the Days Trio. I love to depict them as a little family, looking out for each other in the middle of this Organization that they don't really feel like they're entirely a part of. the story of the light-hearted boy who went on an adventure to save his best friends had me hooked from the very opening (Simple and Clean Plantib Remix is AMAZING, no matter what ANYONE says), Roxas's story (which made me cry) was so compelling and dragged me through KH II pretty quickly), and the heartbreaking friendship in Days just sealed the deal, completely and utterly.
Axel from Kingdom Hearts is my favorite KH character. I first saw him in the KH II manga, and thought "You look kind of cool." And he did. He had spiky hair, some tight leather cloak, awesome tats, and he was standing on top of a tall building burning pictures with creepy creatures flying around him. He looked so badass, I decided "I like you :)" Then I played KH II, and his voice just fit. But what really made me love Axel was Days.
In Days, he went from Roxas's Stalkerish BFFL to Roxas and Xion's big brother/nanny/mama. And it was adorable. Every time they had a problem, he swooped to the rescue. Roxas completed a mission? Has sum icecream. Keyblade isn't working? I has a plan! Saix is being an asshole? Here I come, to save the day! Whenever Roxas and Xion hit a speed bump, he was there to back them up and help them out. He also has a deliciously angsty backstory (my best friend and I lost out hearts when we were about 14, watched our world die, and were forced to live with the people who caused the freaking mess in thefirst place), and plenty of angst during Days and after. His relationship with Isa/Saix is tragic and compelling, as is his friendship and falling out with Roxas and Xion. I love how he tried so hard to keep all of them together. He lied to them, that's true, and I do think that selfishness had something to do with it. I mean, Roxas and Xion wanted to know about who they were, nd Axel knew, but he also knew that if he told them, then they might run off. While part of it must have been to keep them safe, I think another part had to do with him being perfectly happy the way things were and not wanting them to change. Still, he went out on so many limbs for Roxas and Xion, busted his ass for them, and for what? Roxas left and forgot him, and he ended up dying for him. He forgot Xion's existence. His end was sad and he never go his resolve. I am awaiting hi Next Life in KH II, because he needs to be reunited with his midgets and get some freaking resolution. Just go to Dr. Phil's and talk it out, you gaiz.
Anyway, like I said, I adore Axel. I love how he sort of takes Roxas and Xion under his wings and grows to love them, I love the way he picks up stray puppies, and I love how angsty everything about his story is. He's a blast to write for, and he has so many ragtag families (which I love writing about). Axel is my favorite KH character, and forever shall stay that way :3
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Isa from Kingdom Hearts is a character that I didn't really notice that much at first. Because I love Axel, I love Lea. Eventually, I became intrigued with the Lea Isa Friendship, and so I started writing random blips about them. It wasn't until I started writing my 100 Theme Challenge for Axel that I realized how much I freaking love Isa. That kid is hard to write for. His personality is sort of hard to peg down, and I struggled so much writing from his POV in La Luna, Es Sol. He's not just some snarky, serious kid -he's complex. Underneath that calm, collected exterior is a lonely kid who was looking for a friend and managed to find one in Lea, who just so happens to be his opposite. Sure, Isa was only around for a bit in BBS, but I've figured out a personality for him, a character. He's a tough kid, really, or at least he wants people to think that. He's serious and studious, a wallflower, who has his own opinions (which can be pretty harsh), but most of the time he holds his tongue and reminds himself that pretty soon, he'll be out of school and won't have to deal with his idiot classmates any more. He goes through life quietly, working hard and not complaining. But the truth is, he's lonely. He's afraid of being considered a freak, and so to make sure no one thinks that, he tries not to draw attention to himself.
That's when Lea comes in. Lea is everything he's not, and as annoying as Lea is, he finds that he's drawn to this little raggamuffin. Lea helps him to come out of his shell a bit, to come to terms with the fact that he is different than others, but that's not a bad thing.
The main reason I've grown so attached to Isa is because I feel like I can relate to him. He's not the most social person -partly because he can't stand a lot of people from his own age group, but also because he's not quite sure how to be. It's not that he doesn't want friends -he's just shy about trying to make some, even if he's too proud to admit it (unlike me XD).
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Xion: I love Xion. When I first played the game, I didn't care about her. I didn't hate her, she was just sort of there. I was too busy fanspazzing over Axel's presence. Then I read the Days manga, and I fell in love with adorable little Xion. While her personality in the game and manga are very different, I still adore her. I love the element that she adds- that third person that changes the dynamics of the group. For me, it enforces Axel's more maternal (yes, i meant maternal, not paternal)/brotherly role. I love how Xion cares about both Roxas and Axel, how she at least tries to fight and does a pretty decent job most of the time, and how she takes charge in the end. Yes, she mopes about her life-altering discovery and finding out she "deserves to exist" less than a normal Nobody. If Roxas was angsting over this no one would bat an eye. Xion may have some sue-ish traits (so does Sora), but I do not believe she is a sue. She does not focus in on Roxas and "steal him" from Axel, she does not steal the plot line and make it all revolve around her. She opens Roxas's mind, she adds to Axel's experiences. She may get depressed and sad, but she stands up in the end. She takes charge of her destiny, makes a choice, and follows through with it. She sacrifices herself. She is a strong female character, maybe not as badass as Aqua, but still a good character that only adds to the plot and character development of Axel/Roxas in Days.
Roxas: When Roxas died in KH II, I cried. That prologue is pure evil. Getting you all attached to sweet little Roxy, then sucking him into Sora before your very eyes. That last line killed me. He was adorkable in the KH II manga, and Days just made me love him. Well, the Days Manga anyway. With his adorable zombie-ish attidtude... I love zombie!Roxas. I love cute, clueless, childish Roxas that doesn't understand the world and depends on Axel to teach him things. I love his naivety, his blissful ignorance, and how he can say things so simply (like in the manga, where he asks Xion to run away with him -and then tells her "we can bring Axel too!"). Even in regular Days, I still love Roxas. He's a lovable little doof who just doesn't get some things, yet he tries so hard. He's kind of angsty, but underneath it all he's a nice guy. He's curious, he doesn't like to take crap, and really all he wants is to be a kid and just chill with his best friends. I don't like his whole "I'd rather live in Twilight Town with Hayner and my other peeps than Axel and Xion" thing after I played Days, mostly because my heart breaks for Axel, but I do get where he's coming from. I would prefer for him to go back with Axel and Xion, but I get him just wanting a normal life. l think he wanted to try and get that with Axel and Xion, but he just never good. It became too much, and finally, he just couldn't take it. I guess I just want Roxas to get his next life, and see what the heck he decides to do.
Aqua: When I started BBS, I played as Ven. And damn, Aqua was annoying! She came up with that awkward first line, and then kept bossing me around Dx Then I played as her (for reasons that still escape me), and I decided she was alright ;3 No, seriously, she became my fourth fav character (behind the Days trio). I love how she's like the mother hen to Ven, and how strong she is. She is a powerful female character who saves her male friends and does not play the damsel in distress. She is also very attractive. Her outfit is cool. Sure, she's kind of fanservicey, but she's a strong-willed character who genuinely cares about both her friends -not just Ven, and not just Terra. She's awesome :3
Terra: Cool Keyblade bro. Looks like a chainsaw. I wants it. *steals*
Ven: ADORABLE. I thought he would be an angst bucket, worse than Roxas, when I saw the start thingy. Then he spazzed out over the metero shower and I immediately fell in love with him. He is so flippin adorable. I love how he's like the baby of the trio, so little and cute x3
Kairi: Unlike a lot of people, I don't dislike Kairi. In fact, I rather like her. I liked her when I was first introduced to Kingdom Hearts, and despite her rough stand in KH II, I still like her. While the SoRiKai Threesome has been kind of forced, and Kairi showed a sort of single minded ignorance in the end of KH and in KH II, I still like her. To me, I feel like Kairi's character has a lot of potential. The problem is, Squeenix didn't handle her appearance in 2 very well. Once again, she played the damsel in distress role, which of course won her very little fondness from her fans. She was given a fanservicey outfit and not shown in very heroic light. I think, though, for her first time on her own, she did alright. Yes, running through a random Dark Portal was not the smartest thing to do. In the case of getting kidnapped -what the heck was she supposed to do? She didn't have her keyblade, she had no fighting experience. At least she tried to resist Axel and Saix. There really wasn't much she could have done -Dark Portal escape or not, Axel would have gotten her anyway. For her first real stand, she did a decent job. She'd never fought before, so I give her points for that. I also feel that in Kingdom Hearts III, she will finally get a good role. I think Kairi is easily redeemable- once she's out on her own with her Keyblade, trying to help the boys, I think she will do a good job, stand on her own, and become a heroine on par with Aqua.
Demyx: Is all hype. I'm not really a Dem-Dem fan. I will admit, he is adorable. His hair is cool, that smirk is pretty hot, and his stupidity is amusing. But honestly, I just don't care for him that much. I mean, he was only in one battle. Sure, he's cute and funny. But Days didn't do anything to help me- I mean, he ditches you in your mission so he can go nap. I don't buy this whole "Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass" thing everyone is convinced by. To me, Demyx is lazy. He just doesn't like work. I don't blame him, I'd rather play music than battle evil monsters that might kill you too. I just don't think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Vanitas: How I have derailed thee. I abuse Vanitas for crack purposes :3 I love his power rangers outfit. I like to interpret him as an attention whoring spaz who gets all the ladies, but hates that people obsess over him, which is why he acts even more ass-holish. I also love the idea of him and Repliku being buddies. You know, in an alternate universe where Vanitas shows nice emotions and cares about others. If that could happen. XD
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AkuRokuShi is my OT3 for kingdom hearts. Platonic, OT3, thank you very much. I love these three to death, though honestly, I'm nit positive how my love for them initially began... I mean, I absolutely adored Axel, and I loved his friendship with Roxas, and once I fell in love with Xion as well, it just seemed right. I love the idea of these three little oddballs in the Organizations finding each other and forming a little makeshift family. Roxas and Xion are not normal even by Nobody standards- Xion is a Replica, Roxas actually has a heart, and both are basically viewed as little machines to hold a Keyblade. Axel's only real friend was Saix, but they've been drifting apart, and when he gets saddled with Roxas he starts to feel whole again, like he has a heart. He's one of the only people who doesn't see Roxas as just a weapon, he grows to see him as a person- and he grows to see Xion as a person too, and they both become very important to him. They're like a family. They don't really see eye to eye with the rest, don't really seem to fit in, and so they made a space, just the three of them, where they could belong. I have fallen in love with the idea of No Nobody Left Behind. Xion loves Axel AND Roxas, they're BOTH her best friends. Axel was unsure about Xion at first, maybe a little jealous, maybe worried, but once he warmed up to her he really did grow to care about her and love her as a friend. Roxas loved Axel and Xion too- and while he seemed to focus in mostly on Xion, I think this is because he understands that Axel can take care of himself, and he was basically trying to be to Xion as Axel was to him: a mentor and protector, sticking up for her and shielding her the way Axel took care of him when he was just a wittle baby zombie. I love how Axel guards them they're like his little baby ducklings, and it's adorable. I cannot stand to see the three of them wrenched apart. They aren't "in love" with each other (well, unless you wanna ship AkuRoku, or RokuShi, or a three way), but they are thje most important people ine each others lives, to the point where they don't really feel the the need to go and seek out romantic relationships because they feel perfectly comfortable and happy with each other.
Ahem, moving on... My favorite Xion pairing is, SoraShi. OBLIGATORY CRACK OTP. Because nothing warms my heart more than being able to tell the fangirls that my OTP is Sora/Xion and watch them writhe. I fell in love with this pairing by mistake. I think part of what appeals to me about it is the fact that not many people know about it, like it, or would even think about it because of the "squick" levels. To me, it's not squicky though. To me, Xion is not the same person as Roxas OR Sora, and she's made from the memories of Sora. It's like the mind and the body being reunited, almost. Also, I think this is a pairing that could legitimately work out. Xion is shy, and prone to depression. Sora is loud and bright and full of light. I think that he could help her to open up more. She might become a bit dependent upon him, and get overshadowed, but he could help her to take healthy risks and stand on her own. There's also the fact that she's been having reoccurring dreams about this boy. If she thinks about him so much, it's possible that once meeting him her fascination and curiosity might develop into something more. And, Xion might remind Sora of the Kairi he knew and loved before his adventure. The only way this would end up happening would be in an AU, a What if fic, or post KHIII.
I also like HaynerShi because of its absolute randomness and inability to fit in with canon XD I like how their personalities contrast- the more shy, reclusive girl with the boisterous, "force of nature" boy. I like the idea of Xion bumping into Hayner awkwardly during a mission, and him becoming fascinated by this ghost girl he keeps seeing around town. I think it would be very sweet, but also very sad because we all know how Xion's story ends ;-;
Axel/Saix and Lea/Isa. I don't normally like KH yaoi, but this is a pairing I've warmed up to. Lisa fluff, and AkuSai angst :3 It's really a tragic and awesome story, the two of them and their friendship -how it grew and ultimately fell apart. I love to follow it. I prefer them as BFFs, a little family, but I don't mind them as a couple, or at least liking each other but not really being sure why or what these feelings are.
KaiXiis another precious little pairing I have come to like, due to my luffly little friend Fruity-Fruit-Cups. Like SoraShi, it's mostly positive for Xion. Kairi is a Princess of Heart- I see her as being very forgiving. In the manga she forgave Axel for kidnapping her when she found out he was just trying to save his BFFL (which is kind of stolkhomes-ish, I suppose, but really it was all a misunderstanding xD), and I imagine she'd just be more willing to see the good in people. She would empathize with Xion's plight and do her best to bring her out of her shell, be nice to her, make her feel special. Kairi would be her friend. She would get Xion to do things that she might not generally do, drag her off to hang out with Sora and Riku and the others on the island. She'd be someone who would listen, someone to talk to. And Xion, she would be able to share all of her worldly experiences with Kairi, make her feel a little less trapped and a little closer to her friends as they trek through the multi-verse without her. As Kiryn put it, she might teach her how to fight better xD And, because she is a part of Sora, she would be very reminiscent of Sora to Kairi- but Kairi would grow to see her as who she really is, and love her for herself, not just because she's like Sora. And as Fruity says, she'd be very supportive of Kairi.
ALSO LOOK GAIZ. IP FOUND A KH YAOI PAIRING. And it's between two old dudes! 8D Even/Aeleus-Vexen/Lexaeus: Okay, so Fear and I were making a bajillion plot bunnies (which ate my brain, btw), and a lot of them were about Ienzo and Even and Aeleus. And we got off onto this tangent about how Even and Aeleus pretty much raised the kid, and we imagined amusing little instants where Ienzo decided to be a brat and told people that he had "two daddies :D" Which led to everyone in Radiant Garden believing that Even and Aeleus were a gay couple. And at first we were like "They aren't, they're just heterosexual life partners, but nobody believes them xD" And then Fear took it another step and actually decided to ship them. And then I, being me, took this as the Go For It, and took it another step and vocally began shipping them. Making this the first actual canon yaoi pairing that Ip Ships in KH. Which is pretty landmarkish, if I do say so myself. I just see them as having stuck through it all together- taking care of Ienzo, getting through the Organization, coming back to life after being killed. Nobody knows them better than they know each other, and everyone already thinks they're together (in my fucked up headcanon, albeit), so their chances of finding other dates are pretty much nonexistent xD Aeleus is Even's rock.
Vanitas/Kairi: BECAUSE YES. Nao I like Vanitas, and because this is Kingdom Hearts, it'll probably end up that he's some sort of woobie and he'll be influenced by Sora's purity. I think he's a bit like Joshua, and he just wants friends. Kairi is pure of heart, and compassionate and forgiving, and would serve as the Morality Girlfriend that understands his plight and wants to make him better, but will not take any crap from him. I think it would be very cute.
Axel/Zexion: Should I just admit that I'm starting to think of this pairing romantically? I blame Fear and Kiryn xD Because they do have a strange sort of chemistry, and I really like the way their personalities collide. Zexion is hardworking and takes pride in hard work and effort, whereas Axel is perfectly fine with letting people think he's incompetent. The thing is, he isn't. It's more a mild case of Obfuscating Stupidity, so that while people think he's an imbecile, he can do whatever the crap he wants behind their backs- or just plain stab them in the back. I find this part of the relationship incredibly interesting- Zexion views Axel condescendingly, maybe occasionally humors him, but for the most part views him as an idiot and is annoyed by him. He underestimated him- always has, even as Ienzo and Lea. Then, he finds himself cornered by Axel, and ohshitohshitohshit Axel's not an idiot, he was just playing you all along. Axel and Zexion are both schemers, but Axel's got a different sort of intelligence than Zexion. Besides the whole Axel Kill'd You D'oh thing (which pretty much kills the ship, but whatever), I think Axel would utterly infuriate Zexion, and Axel would totally relish in this fact, and go out of his way to harass Zexion and irk him to death. Which reminds me of Josh/Neku and only amuses me. Their personalities do sort of bounce off each other. They contrast, but they also coincide in the fact that they're sneaky little rats. I guess romantically it would be more of a "Stoppit I don't want to like you, creep" from Zexion, with Axel being, well, a creep. That or I'd need to do it in an AU, or post-KH 3D/KHIII.
And of course, platonically, these two are just very amusing. They aren't friends, but the way Axel could bother this guy... Is hilarious xD I also like platonic Ienzo/Lea, with Lea bothering Ienzo, but also trying to get the kid to live a little and act like a kid. He and Isa try to adopt Ienzo and they kind of fail xD
Axel/Aqua: Blame Bond of Flame? I mean Cherished Tenshin. Girl, y u change ur name? Dx Anyway, she is the only original KH female other than Larxene (who I ship with Marly) that is age appropriate for Axel. This comes more from the fact that they're both kind of the mommies of their group- Aqua is clearly the team mom, with Terra more of the teame dad, and Axel is the mommy/big brother to Roxas and Xion. So they're both protective. I could see them fighting each other to protect Ven, Roxas and Xion, only to have the kiddos rush in between and be like "Stoppit gaiz we're find D8" I could see Axel and Aqua irritating each other, actually, because they both want to do things their own way, and they think they know what's best for their chicklings. But then, I also see it as yelling at each other and then ending up kissing. They can be the Team Mom and Team Dad together (though knowing me Axel would still probably be the mommy, which I guess makes Aqua the one wearing the pants xDDD *shot*).
Riku/Shiki: Crossover pairings FTW? Okay, first off, let's just say that I adore Joshua/Neku. It's my TWEWY OTP. And the only thing that gets in the way is Neku/Shiki, which I also love, and which is much better for Neku and pretty much ursurps Josh/Neku on every level... ;A; SO. Who else can I pair Shiki with that isn't just totally random and lacking chemistry? RIKUUUUUUU! 8D And yes, I actually do love this pairing, other than for someone else to stick Shiki with without feeling guilty. I love the way the two of them interact in KH 3D. I like the clash of their personalities. Riku is so freaking awkward around her at first, it's adorable x3 Shiki is this utterly modern girl, while Riku has grown up in the boonies and spent a year avoiding civilization. It's like something out of a fanfic- real world girl meeting video game boy. Except it's actually in a video game. And it's adorable and hilarious. Shiki is very bubbly and accepting, and Riku is a sweet guy, but he's a bit awkward and still unsure of himself. I think they would be good for each other. Shiki works wonders on emotionally damaged people, as we've seen with Neku xD They can confide in each other, because they've both had a fair share of strife in their lives. Riku would find Shiki amusing, Shiki would find Riku's life intriguing. They could teach each other about their worlds, and just go be adorkable together.
And of course there was Neku/Shiki shiptease, because they are too freaking sweet together, BUT I DON'T CARE. I will go down with this ship xD Of only for the sake of Josh/Neku. *is shot*
Sora/Joshua: It appears I pretty much only ship Joshua with guys... In this order (Neku, Beat, Sora). How peculiar. Anyway, here it goes- Sora is utterly pure and bright and cheerful. He is accepting, he is naive, he is very forgiving. He is so willing to just take people as they are, and believe that there is good in them. Meanwhile, Joshua obviously has some issues. There's a lot of stuff going on in his (un)life, especially during KH3D, and even before that, he still has his old demons to deal with- the horrible things he did to Neku and co, his attempt to destroy Shibuya, etc. Sora's purity and Happy-Go-Lucky-ness would probably annoy Joshua sometimes, and maybe even intimidate him, causing Joshua to push him away. Here's the thing though- Sora's not going to let that happen. If Joshua tried to push him away, Sora wouldn't just say "Oh, alright, whatever, you aren't worth it." No. Sora would chase after him, he would keep finding him. He wouldn't let him go and hide in the dark and angst or brood, he would drag him back out into the light and remind him of all the good and wonderful things (and impress upon him his Shonen Hero-esque values, of friendship and the heart and BONDS). Maybe Josh would find this annoying. But I think that, even if he was annoyed, somewhere inside of him he would be touched, that someone would go through so much trouble for him. Because Joshua is lonely, and only has a handful of people in his life that care about him. To have someone in his life that would place their faith and belief in him so easily, trust him so blindly and do their best to help him... I think it would be very refreshing and reassuring to him, especially in KH 3D, where he has clearly gone through intense chracter development *needs to stop before she starts spewing up Joshua fangirlisms* ANYWAY. In general, the way Sora interacts with Joshua is very sweet, and the two of them get along so well. Sora's a good person for Josh to talk to. Even if Sora has no idea what's happening, he'll at least try to help. And Sora would be a god morality pet/chain. And yes, I would so much rather see this than SoRiku or SoNeku. I get Sora/Neku. I really do. Neku is a downer, Sora is pure, it;s the same concept, really I just adore Joshua, and for some reason I'm more comfortable shipping him around than I am shipping Neku xD
AND THIS DOESN"T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE ROMANTIC. Platonic is fine. Perfectly fine, more than fine, whatever. I just like to see these two together- which never happens, because Sora is always with Neku or Riku Dx *cries because everything I love is always overlooked*
RiKai, RokuShi, SoNami, ReplikuNami, Terra/Aqua, AkuKai, Soriel, Ienzo/Kairi, VenKai, ReplikuVan (CRACKCRACKCRACK), NamiKai, Demyx/Aerith, Demyx/Yuffie, Squall/Yuffie, Axel/Ariel, Reno/Larxene
When I first picked up a volume of FMA, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. I saw Al and thought he was a robot, and thought it would be some dumb, fighting robot shonen that would probably end up boring me to death. But hey, it was manga, and my library didn't have a heck of a lot of that back when FMA first hit it's shelves (long after the series had started, BTW). So, I got the first two volumes, and as my dad drove us home from the library he stopped to pick up dinner. So, I sat in the back seat of his car in the parking lot of some Chinese restaurant, reading the first volume of FMA for the first time. And it was awesome.
FMA was the first manga I'd ever read that literally made me laugh out loud. The facial expressions, the occasional melodrama, the comic style and the fact that the manga-ka refused to take herself seriously all made me laugh. Ed's powerful bond with Al made me smile, the tale of his broken family made me tear up, and the plotline filled me with intrigue.
FMA was the darkest thing I had ever read when I picked it up. The idea of using human souls to create a weapon, the over use of blood, the random and senseless killing- it freaked me out at first. I would read the book with a sick feeling in my gut, but of course I wouldn't put it down. I was hopelessly sucked in, and I wasn't going to stop until I'd finished.
FMA is a brilliant manga. I hold it at the very top of my list, as the best shonen I have ever read. It's a great series, dark yet humorous, heart wrenching yet touching. It's a great story, with hilarious and unforgettable characters and a cast you'll have trouble picking a favorite from. Unless you're me and are hopelessly obsessed with Envy x3
Envy: I have loved Envy since he first appeared in the manga -volume two, in all his ambiguous gendered glory. Almost immediately, I knew he was going to be someone to look out for. For a split second, I thought he was a dark magical girl, until I noticed his masculine face. The way he looked, the way he talked, his little gestures and poses and expression (oh god, the evil grin) -all pointers for what was yet to come. When I read volume four, my fangirl heart was one again pledged to another character- this time, the sadistic palm tree Envy.
I loved him. The casual way he talked about fighting, the way he complained about not wanting to get hurt, the cheering when Ed's automail broke. He was just so goofy and light-hearted about it- and then he beat Ed with an evil grin and hearts in his speech bubbles. I think one has to read the manga to truly get how goofily awesome Envy was. From then on, Envy was my unquestioned favorite. I loved just about everything about him. His cute but strange little outfit, his uber cool dreadlocks, his shape shifting ability, his ebil eyes, his expressions and his personality. He's like a psychotic brat. And in the anime, he has layers- he's complex, he's so easy to write angst for, and you can track his descent into enraged insanity. Envy was weird, but in a good way. He was evil, duh, and he was a monster- but he was just so amusing about it, I just couldn't hate him. When he got turned into a fetus, I got all worried. I got teary eyed when he died. Then, I felt like a total idiot, because he'd started the Ishbalan War and killed so many innocent people/ Yet I couldn't hate him. I still can't. In a twisted, disturbed way, Envy is lovable.
Let's get shallow here- Envy is hot. I know that, technically, "he" is genderless, and supposedly prefers to go by a male personification. Still, I think his usual form is more masculine than feminine (despite the skirt), and I think he's sexy. His hair, his face, his muscles, those sexy evil grins. Damn, Envy's hot.
And more personal opinion time... I hate his voice actress :P I try not to get worked up about stuff like this, but dammit, it's more than just how he sounds. It's how she portrays him. It really rubs me the wrong way. She makes him sound like an old lady, and it bugs me, a lot. Her interpretation of his character bothers me, and I know that everyone is allowed to have their own personal interpretation of characters, but dangit, I really don't like hers :P If it was just any fan i could deal with it, but the fact that she is his voice actress, representing him to the world, and putting him out there in a way that I feel just isn't Envy, really bugs me. But there is nothing I can do about it and it's not really a huge deal, so I'll shut up now ;3
Envy/Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist): I love Envy, he is my absolute favorite character in FMA. there has never been any contest, and there never will be. I found the pairing Envy/Winry by mistake, but I find it very compelling. I guess Winry could work sort of as the Morality Girlfriend or Morality Chain. There was a beautiful dissertation on Envy and his capability of loving someone an an FMA forum that I cannot find anymore, but it made a lot of sense. Envy/Winry would probably be a dark pairing, if written realistically. It ranges from the two of them watching each other from afar and Envy envying Winry and her life, to the angsty abusive M-Rated relationship that it would probably realistically be. I think it works better in the first Anime FMA, where Envy was once a human. Winry might be able to reawaken the emotions he once felt, help him to calm down. He'd probably behave like an angry, spoiled brat. But I think Winry could put up with it, to a point. She'd put Envy in his place, but if he stepped over the line, things would get bad. Still, despite the bad blood and abuse it could lead to, this is my favorite FMA pairing. I prefer the fluffier, "Morality Girlfriend" thing, but I'll take what I can get. Seikatsu-Shi writes some nice, dark EnWin (or Envry, as I like to call it :3)
Al/Envy: Because Edvy is too mainstream for a wannabe-hipster like me. Bl
Edvy: I'm not a hardcore Edvy fangirl. Most Edvy bugs the crap out of me. Which is why I felt compelled to give this pairing a try. Because it CAN be written believably, without derailing Ed into a blushing school girl, or having Envy rape Ed, and it CAN be done WITHOUT the use of an AU. Impossible task? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
Linvy: Crack pairing, humor pairing, lol. Because why DO you pay so much attention to the ground where Envy walks, Lin? Hmmmmm? xDDD
EdWin, LinFan, Al/Mei, Envy/Lust, Anime!Wrathy/Mei (Cross Referencing FTW), Royai, kind of like Edvy, crack LinVy, EdLin, Ed/Rose, Al/Rose, Al/Winry
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical.
Yes. I am a pegasister. I found this through the Sonic F parody, "My Little Pony: Comradary (or however you spell that goddam word) is Supernatural". The parody was really funny, and after my friend suggested the real show to me, I decided to check it out. And... It's pretty awesome XD
I love how the show focuses more on friendship. I love that it's ascended the stereotype that "My Little Pony is for little girls", and how its something that people of all ages (and genders) can enjoy. I love that they focus more on friendship than typical teenage girl dramas like romance, and I love that it has more depth, and that a fanfic writer can look at it and get so many great ideas of an AU or a darker fic. It's goofy, it's cute, and it's not afraid to lampshade itself and be a little cliche sometimes. It's a more realistic, slightly edgier version of the MLP people grew up with. The style is more anime-ish, the characters are deeper, and it's something I can't watch without laughing or grinning. My little sister is the only one who will watch it with me ._. No one else in my family will put up with it XD
I'm going to say it right now- I love MLP yuri. MLP turned me onto yuri (and no, not that kind of "turn on", you sick pervs). I love the emotional aspect of pairings like Twilight/Luna, and the contradicting personalities of FlutterDash and Apple Jack/Rarity. The pairings are cute, the art is cute (when not perverted and sick), and the friendships themselves are adorable, with or without the added "romantic" aspect. I am not a fan of the fanservicey gijinkas or the perverted/fetishtic pairings, but I understand that some people like that stuff, and that's their thing. I'll leave you alone if you leave me alone, kay? :3
Expect to see some MLP: FiM stuff eventually...
My favorite in MLP would have to be Twilight Sparkle. I loved her in the parody, and she was pretty much just as great in the actual show. Again, I can relate to her- being the bookwormish, more reclusive girl- and being very prone to overreacting and stressing out. I love how she starts to come out of her shell, but still retains her personality. She's a sweet girl who's more level headed and serious than the rest of her friends, and is very good at lampshade hanging x3 I also love the potential she has for a friendship with Luna (who is my second favorite, followed by Fluttershy and then RD, and AJ/Rarity fight for fifth. Pinky is, sadly, last, though I still luv her ;3).
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TwiLuna: They're both bookworms who are socially awkward. However, Twilight is less awkward than Luna, but she can still relate to her problems. Twilight knows what it's like to not be comfortable around others, and to have issues talking with them and acting like a "normal" pony. So using the lessons she's learned on friendship, while also remembering what it was like to be in Luna's hooves, I think they would be able to forge a very sweet, wonderful friendship. And because I have become addicted to yuri, I think they could have a very sweet romance too. Twilight could help Luna get more comfortable around others, integrate her into her group and help her to make friends and be less awkward. They could confide in each other, talk about the sorts of fears they have that they don't really feel comfortable telling others. This relationship is really more beneficial to Luna, who is kind of a woobie, and Twilight is one of the ponies who has done the most for her and been the nicest to her. I just want her to be happy :3
AJ/Rarity: "Look Before You Sleep" made me do it o_o Anyway, I love the way their personalities bounce off each other -and that they can put this aside and still get along. Rarity is girly and formal and will not tolerate the sorts of "unrefined" things Apple Jack loves to do, while Apple Jack is easily irritated by Rarity's uptight attitude toward "uncouth" things. Yet they can still work together and be good friends. While they bring out the worst in each other, they're also capable of bringing out the best in each other, and helping each other grow into more well-rounded and considerate ponies.
FlutterDash: These two were my favorite ponies, they look super cute together, and I love the personality contrasting thing. For awhile I was left in doubt about this pairing and how it would work out. RD is pushy and might be too much for Fluttershy, and Dash might get aggravated with what a "whimp" Shy is. Then I saw Hurricane Fluttershy. And every doubt I'd ever had about the pairing went away. Because omigod, they could totally work as a couple. Rainbow Dash showed that she is capable of calming herself down and softening for Fluttershy, while Fluttershy showed that she is willing to step out of her comfort zone for Rainbow Dash. Their entire interaction throughout that episode was unbelievably sweet. Fluttershy would be like a morality girlfriend for Dash, calming her down and getting her to slow down and enjoy the little things, while RD would get Fluttershy to try new things, and encourage her to stand up for herself.
Luna/Fluttershy, Twilight/Rainbow Dash, Twilight/Fluttershy, Twilight/Rarity, Twilight/Pinky Pie, Twilight/Rarity, Rainbow Dash/Pinky Pie, Rainbow Dash/Luna, Rainbow Dash/Rarity, Big Mac/Luna, Big Mac/Pinkie Pie, Big Mac/Twilight, Big Mac/Rainbow Dash
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Yes. I read Bleach. And I love it dearly.
I started reading it at the beginning of Freshmen Year (mm'kay, our High School library has an entire row of shelves dedicated to manga, I flipped out and read pretty much everything they had), and I pretty much fell in love with it. I was intrigued by Hollows and Ichigo's personality and the relation he had with his friends. I loved the first "arch", just introducing us to Rukia, Ichigo, and the concept of Soul Reaping and such. It's an interesting concept, and I loved Rukia and Ichigo's relationship... I love the characters, really. They intrigue me. They amuse me. I literally don't exist in this fandom... But I do like it, and it is definitely one of my favorite series.
Characters: Hanataro, Uryu, Rukia, Orihime, Yumichiku... I love a lot of them, but these are my favorite five. HANATARO IS SO ADORABLE, ERMAGERD, I CAN'T EVEN.
Pairings: Ichigo/Rukia, Renji/Rukia, Renji/Uryu, Uryu/Orihime, Orihime/Rukia, Tatsuki/Orihime, Orihime/Grimmjow, Orihime/Ulquoiwhateverthefuckhe'scalled, Rangiku/Toshiro, Toshiro/Momo, Kisame/Yoruichi, Ikkaku/Yumichika
Rukia/Ichigo: One of my favorite pairings in the series :P I love the bond that they share. It's pretty boss. Rukia's such a bad-ass, she's totally awesome, and I just adored reading the beginning arc with Rukia helping Ichigo to be her substitute, and them becoming friends and coming to care for each other so much. And just the sheer lengths Ichigo went for her (he did the same for Orihime, and would for any of his friends, but still). And then, he was depressed after the Soul Society Arc, and who could bring him back to his normal self? Rukiaaaaa. I love the way they fight with each other, all while still obviously caring deeply for each other.
Now, I don't want you to think I dislike Orihime- I dislike IchiHime, but I love Orihime. My heart cries for her (I'm stuck in the Arrancar/Hueco Mundo arc right now- so far behind Dx) most of the time, and she's such an adorable little ditz. I just see Ichigo's affection toward Orihime as being brotherly, rather than romantic :P
Uryu/Orihime: This is another one of my favs... Because it's just so cute. Uryu is a dork and I love him. And after watching him and Orihime partner up for the Soul Society Arc, I am convinced that Uryu has a little crush on Orihime. I think it's adorable. Intelligent, anti-social guy falling for cloud cukoo landery, plucky girl. Plus, Orihime was one of the first people Uryu started socializing with and growing close to, and I love their friendship :)
I'm a sucker for cartoons that actually have continuity and heartwarming moments. I adore Phineas and Ferb for its humor and the cute little moments they have with all their friends, but this show is just so awesome on a totally different level.
First off I like that this show was actually thought out and has continuity. Things like the journal, which points out stuff like Gideon's amulet before he even appeared, and the time traveler that appears throughout the series before he even appears in an episode. That is awesome. the fact that they actually consider things that happened in previous episodes and continue to reference them. It's not like freaking Spongebob where they ignore everything that has happened in the past. This show has room for predictions and character development.
I also love the little moments of heartwarming- Dipper and Mabel's relationship is so real. They don't always get along, sometimes they argue, but they still love each other and are obviously good friends. I love Gruncle Stan, and every time he tries to be a better Gruncle is just so sweet :) He's probably my favorite character, along with the twins- the Pines family is pretty much a packaged deal, you've gotta love them all. And Mabel. How can anyone hate Mabel? Being mean to her is like kicking a puppy, she's just so adorkably awkward and sweet :3
This show has the best of everything in a cartoon- humor, references to things I know and love, sweet bonds, and continuity- room for a coherent plot! I love it. It's awesome.
As for pairings... Other than Dipper/Wendy, I don't ship anything, and I'm fine. I don't really see Pinecest- people can ship it, I don't care, I just don't see any romantic chemistry with them, all I see is sibling affection. But Platonic Dipper/Mabel/Stan is my family OTP :3
Is so getting added to this because it is totally boss. Fo realz. My friend loved it and kept telling me to watch the walkthrough, so I did. I love the mix of fridge horror, nightmare fuel, and absolute lolz. GLaDOS is a troll and a bitch but I totally love her, Wheathely is awesome and I forgive him (Why Wheatley, why?), and Chell... God only knows what goes on in her mind ._. Anyway, I love the game, it's hilarious, a little creepy but awesome, but I'd much rather watch the walkthrough than actually play it because I only did it for the story, not the actual gameplay xD
I adore Wheatley, pretty sure he's my fav, because he's awesome. At first I thought he was kind of annoying, but he quickly grew on me. Actually, it was after GLaDoS crushed him and when he returned- I was like "Aw! You came back for me :D ILU :3" Then he turned evil, but I still loved him. And after reading "Blue Sky", I love him even more, and feel better about his betrayal. "Blue Sky" turns him into an absolute woobie, and I also feel for him when he gets all upset about being called a moron. He's a doof and pretty clueless, but he's adorable. I know you have to do a lot of guesswork with Chell, but I love how after you open the portal to the moon, Chel drops her gun and runs to grab Wheatley. Yes, he acts like an ass and says "Let go, I can still pull myself in!" (but he also says "I can still fix this!", so mebbe he'd have saved her, IDK), but then it shows him in space regretting it. And when you get out of Aperture- there's a field of wheat. Wheat, Wheatley? See the symbolism? *sniffle* I miss Wheatley...
I like Chelley, be it platonic or romantic, and I luv the lulzy version of it too. I also kind of like the fanon version of Chell/GLaDoS, but hey, I'm just the kind of person who pairs robotic spheres and female androids with human girls. Whoop.
Is awesome. The coolest virtual pet site there is, in my opinion, even if they have cheaped out a bit. I love the pets in general, the species, and I love the freedom when it comes to interpreting their world. I like the animalistic version, dealing with predator versus prey and battling of instincts, the normal Neopets that are like humans and the feral Neopets that are more in tact with their wild heritage. The idea of owners checking in and out of some other world via computer amuses me, as does the laughably trollish attitude the Neopets Staff has. They don't take themselves too seriously, and as annoying as they can be, they're really quite lovable. I love the art of the other members, the diversity when it comes to different peoples' versions of their world, and I love my pets :3
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness:
Damn straight Bl I loved the Kung Fu Panda movies (the story of some fanboy becoming a hero and earning the approval of the nation anyone? :3), but when they decided to make a TV series about it? Instant win XD I love how it nestles itself just in between humorous and heartwarming. It has serious moments, relationships with characters that are important, funny moments in between the fighting. Po himself is just plain lovable, and I love how the show doesn't let him become a jerkwad. Whenever he starts getting too full of himself, he's always brought back down to earth. I love his little family with the Furious Five, and his adoptive father (who is a freaking GOOSE, who took in a PANDA and raised him as his own -what's not sweet about that? Hmmm? HMMMM?!). The show is funny, it's heartwarming and a bit "edgy" (for lack of a better word), and I just love it.
Pairings: PoTi, Crane/Tigress, Tigress/Song (YURI FTW)
Awesome. Manga. Period.
A very sweet story of a young girl who dreams of going to space. She's a bit of an airhead, and can see things others don't see, but despite the hardships she's gone through her entire life, she still manages to hold on to her "single-minded" dream of reaching the stars.
A beautiful, touching, amusing story about following your dreams, growing up, and what it means to be friends. I love it to pieces. It's just... Amazing, It's the most real manga I have read in a long time. The cast of the story are just so sweet, as are the stories. I've felt myself tear up several times reading this (especially with where I left off... Get more manga, library Dx). There's a beautiful simplicity to it.
Basically, what I love the most about it is the aspect of this group of misfits. They all come from families that aren't all that normal. Asumi's mother died in a rocket crash, and her father (though a nice guy who really does love his daughter) has a habit of slapping her when she does something "stupid". Fucchy is a stubborn kid who lost his sight of colors as a child, and has lead his life irritated and mesmerized by Asumi's dreams and her strangeness. Shu is an optimistic boy who was disowned by his stuffy father for dreaming of reaching the stars. Kei is a feisty girl with low self esteem, probably the most normal of the bunch, who wants to take pictures of things no one else has ever seen. Marika... Is a clone. And Mr. Lion is the ghost of a young man who never got to fulfill his dream, and has spent his afterlife helping Asumi to fulfill hers. As time goes on, these five kids start to pull together, and grow closer and closer. They trust each other, even if they don;t always show it. These five misfits who all share the same dream, yet with different reasons for dreaming, form a closeness that makes them like a family. A ragtag family, since they lack a full family of their own. And it is truly beautiful. It's sweet, and touching.
A vaguely dystopian slice of life manga that everyone should check out :3 Because it is beautiful, believe me.
Pairings: Meh, Asumi/Fucchy, Asumi/Marika Shu/Kei, Shu/Fucchy, Fucchy/Marika -but none of these really matter because IT'S AWESOME ANYWAY! :D
Ugly Betty is an amazing show. It's funny, it's cute, and it's very touching. I hate it when people just disregard the show because it's "raunchy". Well, yeah. It is. It has plenty of innuendos, sexual jokes, and sexual characters. But that is just one part of the show, one of it's many aspects. When people just write it off because it has raunchy humor... They are completely missing the show's message, the beautiful wonderful parts of it. Ugly Betty is about family, and friendship. It's about struggling to do the right thing, struggling to grow up and be who you want to be. It's about being yourself, even when the rest of the world puts you down for it: staying real in a world made of plastic.
I adore Marc, he is hilarious, and I love the friendship he starts to form with Betty (especially the episode where the power goes out and he hops up and down holding Betty's arms saying something like "I do believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do!" XDDD). I love Justin, he is adorable and hilarious, and I love his story as he grows up and discovers who and what he is. And I love Betty. I love how perky and resilient she is, how she worms her way into people's hearts and stays there. She wins over Daniel, Marc, Amanda, pretty much everyone. I love her relationship with her family. This show makes me laugh, it makes me tear up, it makes me "awwwww!", and most of all, it makes me smile :)
My favorite pairing for Ugly Betty has to be Daniel/Betty. I tried to go along with the Platonic Best Friends, because I'm trying not to be one of those people who pairs every male and female who are best friends, and most of the time it really seems like that's all it is. Betty and Daniel have an amazing friendship though. I started thinking of Detty, actually, when Daniel first met Molly. He was talking to Claire about falling in love, and she asked if he was talking about Betty. That was the start. Then, even through the Molly arch, when Daniel joined a cult and was high on drugs and thought he was talking to Molly -and it actually turned out to be Betty... That was sad, weird, and very sweet. Betty is always there for Daniel, to help him, and he is there to watch her grow up and learn to fend for herself in the big, scary world of fashion. And then I found out what happens in the end- DANIEL REALIZES THAT HE LOVES BETTY. There was much squeeing. Because it just feels so right. Betty and Daniel have been there with each other through the ups and downs, they do so much for each other, and at the end of all their failed relationships they always have each other. It's just so sweet x3
Once Upon a Time:
This is a pretty cool show :3 It's basically combining a bunch of fairy tales together, and sticking all the characters in modern time -with amnesia :D Because everything's better with memory loss x3
So far, I like it. I love the evil queen. AT first I felt bad for her modern time person -until she crushed Irish Guy's heart, and then I just decided "You know what? You're still an awesome villain, and I still love you XD". I also love Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin), because he's insane XD And it's pretty hilarious. I didn't really like how they were giving Emma a romance (because I think a love interest this early on will just take away from the plot and Emma's role), but as awful as it is, I think it's kind of funny (in a sad, sick way) how they dealt with the issue of a love interest: they killed him. They (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!) ground his heart into dust. I'm sure they'll find a way to bring him back, but still, nice save guys.
My biggest annoyance is that Snow White is such a bad ass. I come from Kingdom Hearts and Disney Snow White. Yeah, um, I don't like Bad-Ass Snow White. She never did anything even remotely awesome. Now they've turned her into some sexy thief girl who was all awesome. It just really rubs me the wrong way.
Fav characters: Evil Queen/Regina and Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. Because they are psychotic, crazy, evil bitches/bastards, and I luff them for it x3
Pairings: Rumpelstiltsken/Belle, Regina/Archie, Emma/Regina (Swan Queen), Emma/Bae, Ruby/Snow/David, Philip/Aurora, Mulan/Philip, Mulan/Aurora, Mulan/Philip/Aurora, Pltaonic!Grumpy/Anton, Cora/Hook
House of Anubis:
In 2011, this cheesy show from the UK called "The House of Anubis" came onto Nickelodeon. Every time I saw commercials, I gagged, and thought it would some really dumb show with prissy girls fighting over guys and basically nothing but dumb, overused crap. Then I watched it, and was almost immediately hooked.
House of Anubis does have the girls/guys fighting over each other, but those are usually sideplots. The stars cannot act to save their lives, and they're extremely corny and over the top. But that's part of the show's charm. Nina is possibly the worst actor on the show, and the best are probably Patricia and (sadly) Eddie. Still, the story itself is interesting, and the characters -as annoying as they may be sometimes -are interesting and appealing. Amber, who does nothing for dumb blonde stereotypes, is hilarious and actually very sweet when you get beneath her shallow exterior. Patricia, who was a total witch when the show started, proves to be a valuable ally who is actually quite lovable when she's on your side. Jerome and Alfie's original bromance may have fallen apart, but as it did it more sides of Jerome and Alfie were shown. Jerome, the manipulative prankster, is actual an enormous woobie deep down (and season two has done nothing but make me want to hug him); and seeing Alfie move on from Amber and become more independent has been awesome :3 Joy's a little annoying, yet I can't help but feel for her when he attempts to get Fabian fail. Even when Nina acted like a jerk to Fabian, I couldn't hate her completely. Sibuna is an awesome little team, and this show is just great :3
Jerome Clark is my favorite. I used to love Alfie more, but season two has caused him to steal my heart. He's not the nicest person on the surface, and he's a sneaky, conniving creep sometimes- but once he starts hanging around Mara we are introduced to a nicer side of him. And in season two, I could not help feeling for him. He's been woobified by his past with his father, is a reluctant good big brother when he needs to be, he struggles to get the money he needs to pay the guy who found his father -and gets stopped at the last minute each time -and at every turn he just seems to reach another dead end. Every time I watch the show, I'm cheering for him, and feeling disappointed when he -apparently inevitably :/ -fails. I just can't help rooting for him. He's trying so hard. Yet every time, he hits another orad block, but he still keeps going! Jerome is kind of like a Jerk-Ass Woobie, or a Jerk With a Heart of Gold, whichever you prefer, but he's got depth (more depth than most HoA characters) and I will continue to root for him until the very end!
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Alfie/Patricia: Ever since the episode when Patricia started having nightmares about Rufus and Alfie came to comfort her, I thought they would be a couple. I know that's a dumb excuse, but in HoA, anything goes xD I mean, I didn't think Alfie would ever get Amber, and Patricia didn't have any sort of love interest in season one. I think Alfie and Patricia would be good for each other. Alfie is goofy and doesn't take many things seriously, where Patricia has a mean sense of humor but is more easily bothered by things. Alfie may be a bit too much for her to deal with, but deep down both of them are nice an considerate people, and I think they might be able to bring out the best in each other.
Jerome/Alfie: Okay... Back in season one, Alfie and Jerome had an epic bromance, which ultimately fell apart throughout the climax. Clearly,Jerome and Alfie are still friends, but obviously their bond isn't as strong as it used to be -probably for the better, considering Jerome was an @sshole to Alfie near the end. But when I first started watching HoA, I found myself teasing the two of them and starting to like the idea of them as a couple, or at least heterosexual life partners. Watching them wrestle around on the floor and creep around together like partners in crime... I mean, I'm pretty sure there's no real JerAlfie and it's all in my head, but I loved their friendship in season one, and even the little bits of it in season 2 (though Jerome has stolen my heart and continues to be my favorite character). I think they would be a cute couple, and it might nicen Jerome up a bit. But I also think it's good that they've loosened up their bond, because I think it's really helped Alfie to step outside of his friendship with Jerome and become more of his own person (Sibuna was so good for him x3).
Jerome/Nina: Not sure why :/ It first came into my head randomly near the end of season 1, when they were all going down into the basement and Jerome grabbed Nina or something. Then in the commercials for season 2, for some bizarre reason, I thought Amber was yelling at Jerome for kissing Joy when he was trying to kiss Nina (even tough it was Fabian, which makes way more sense, but still). Then I became fascinated with the idea of how it might work and how it would come to be. It's obvious Nina and Fabian will end up together, but I think Jerina would be interesting. Like Mara, Nina might serve as a morality girlfriend to Jerome -someone he would become protective of and someone who would like him despite his "rottenness". It's like an alternate Jerome/Mara, I guess. I imagine it would start with fighting, and a lot of misunderstanding and getting irritated with each other. Then, over time, they would start to get to know each other and start to understand each other better, form a friendship, and then eventually blossom into a romance :3
Jerome/Mara, Fabina, Jabian, Fabian/Alfie, Fabian/Amber, Jerome/Amber, Nina/Amber (platonic or romantic), Eddie/Joy, Jerome/Patricia
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventures: Platinum
Okay, this manga series is awesome. For one thing, it's Pokemon XD For another, it's Diamond and Pearl! And for a third, awesomerific thing, the main character is the rival. That's just awesome, in my book.
I picked it up, thinking it would just be some boring Pokemon manga, about the D&P guy getting the D&P girl and beating his dumb, spazzy rival. Instead, it's an entirely different spin on the usual storyline of D&P. It's about the rival character, Pearl (better known as Barry, Jun, or Damian in the anime/games), and his best friend Diamond (playable male character), who dream of being stand up comedians. They win a consolation prize for a contest, and meet up with Lady/Platinum/Platina/Whatever the heck you wanna call her (playable female/Dawn), who they tghink is their tour guide. She's actually a rich heiress, who thinks they're her body guards. Meanwhile, her real bodyguards think these boys are trying to kidnap her. Chaos ensues.
I love how different this series is from the mainstream pokemon. The person battling gyms and striving to find all Pokemon and be a master is the girl. She's not competing in contests, she's doing the training and the battling. The rival? He's not an asshole or a total idiot. He's funny, he's a good main character. The guy who should be the main guy is a blunt, lovable idiot. THE RIVAL IS THE MAIN CHARCTER. I love the D&P rival with all my Pokemon Fangirl Heart, so I cannot stress how happy that made me, that he was finally given a good role.
I also love Saturn x3 Team Galactic's funky haired kid, who i fell in love with in the first D&P adventures. He's way different in this series, but he's still hilarious. When his plan fails, what does he do? He kicks back and plays some MMORPGs. Then gets scolded for being "a naughty, naughty boy" XD I love him x3 *hearts*
I also love the chemistry between Pearl and Lady, as well the powerful friendship blossoming between all three of them, and I'm even starting to like the idea of Pearl x Diamond (aw crap, yaoi's gettin involves this is serious XD).
Read it. Love it x3
Pearl, first off, because he is the D&P rival and he's awesome. As usual, I love his personality- and he's not as annoying as he can be in the games. He's a real hero now. He's a bit of a brat, stubborn and sometimes self centered, but when push comes to shove he cares for his friends and will do what he has to to protect them. I love that he'd not just some plucky comic relief, and I love his relationship with Dia and Lady :3
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Saturn from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Yeah, really not sure how this happened. I didn't care about him or really acknowledge his existence until I read the pokemon Diamond and Pearl adventures manga. I thought it was funny that they got his gender mixed up, and I really liked his characterization. His undying loyalty to Cyrus reminded me of another character I like, and the way he fought so hard to prove himself to his leader. I know he's the bad guy, but I still like him. I also like his eyes, and his hair is kinda cool XD He looks really cool in the anime...
His personality is very different in the D&P Platinum manga. He acts more like a lazy, bratty child. But you know what? I love it still XD He acts like a bratty kid, telling Mars to stay out of his designated area, and then goes and uses stuff without permission and kicks back to play some video games. The second manga cemented my love for him x3
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Haughty Shipping/Twinleaf Shipping (Pokemon): Haughty Shipping is the pairing of Platinum (a snoby rich Dawn look-alike) and Pearl (the awesome, less dorky D&P rival) from the Pokemon Platinum manga. These two are freaking adorable. Pearl (I love his girly name x3) thinks pretty highly of himself and gets so irritated and bent out of shape over Platinum, while Platinum acts all high and mighty but is really just curious and naive. They bicker and they'd fight like a married couple, but I love the dynamics of this pairing. They have so much more fire than the alternative (Diamond/Platinum). I love the subtle ways they show that they care, the way Pearl acts like he couldn't care less, while deep down he really is concerned about Platinum and considers her a friend. Twinleaf Shipping is basically D&P Female/D&P Rival. And the D&P Rival is amazing. I love the kid, he's spazzy and cute and he's actually your friend. I'd love if he'd stick around a bit more, instead of fining you and running off...
Diamond/Pearl: This is super cute in my mind. Dia is just so blunt and naive about everything, I imagine him just leaning over and kissing Pearl because "he wanted to see what it would be like" and then Pearl just being like "-o_0- WTF?" Like a romantic friendship. But they make awesome bros, regardless.
DiaPearlPlatinum: The awesome platonic trio of the manga! They have the best friendship. It's so sweet. I love the three of them, the way the boys look out for Platinum and the way she trusts and loves them (even if she doesn't always act like it).
Pokemon In General
NEVER FORGET YOUR ROOTS. Pokemon was my first obsession. My god, I loved it. I still do. I watched the anime religiously. I freaked out whenever a new game came out. I was obscenely loyal to it. I'm no longer as deeply invested in Pokemon, but I will still buy the new games, look into stuff, watched reruns and play my old games. I'll still get into heated debates over characters and the show and the latest games with friends at school. I'll squee over Pokemon products and people with Pokemon shirts and make lame Pokemon jokes with my friends. I'll always love Pokemon, even if I don't watch the anime anymore or play my Black Version. I will always love it :3
Character: Dawn. I love Ash, of course, always have, but Dawn is probably my favorite. I mean, I loved every girl as she came and went, and I love Brock, but Dawn was my favorite. I liked her hair, I liked her style, I like how she learned her lessons and how she was girly but still feisty and determined. I don't know why so many people dislike her. Dawn was awesome. Her relationship with her friends and with her pokemon was sweet, and she was a good heroine :D
D&P Girl/D&P Rival
Cyrus/Saturn (onesided, Saturn's POV)
Dawn/Riley (CRACK FTW)
Prof Oak/Ash's Mom (XDDDD)
Goddamit yes. Okay, background- Originally I hated it with a passion. My friend told me about it and obsessed over it and finally I couldn't tolerate it. I had a very hate-love relationship with it. I am not a hardcore fan, but I do like a few of the pairings and focusing on the growth of the characters and their personalities. I started getting plot bunnies after I stopped talking about it with my friend, and now we both have a healthy relationship with it as opposed to being overtly obsessed with it and wanting to strangle each other over it. Yay :D
Characters: America/Alfred. He ish my favorite. I suppose it's sort of ethnocentric, for America to be my favorite character _' I once saw a description of him, "All American stereotypes wrapped into one surprisingly accurate person". I can't say I disagree. He pretty much takes every American stereotype and is the worst case ethnocentric American you would see. And he is hilarious. I love him. I love chibi-America. I love thinking about his growth from colonizations, through the French and Indian wars, and through the Revolutionary War. He's arrogant and a jerk, but the thing is he doesn;t realize it. He doesn't try to be. In his mind, he IS the hero and he's trying to do what's right. He just doesn't realize that others don't WANT his help _' I also find it comforting that he shows the worst and the best of my country ._. I feel like I can relate to Alfie. He's a good person to use to describe America, because he basically hits the nail on the head. Because he's a fictional character I can write about him and delve into his mind and try to see what he thinks and what makes him do the things he does. It's easier to try and understand this fictional America than to try and understand the big scheme of things. Alfred makes me feel a little bit better about myself, while also helping me to laugh at myself and see what it is I should try to avoid and try to fix.
Canada/Matthew: Who? Lol, I kid, I kid. Canada was originally my favorite (Why must America outshine you in the anime and in my heart? ;-;), and I empathized and sympathized with him and absolutely adored him. However, I later found that Alfie was more amusing to work with and easier to relate to. I mean, I can still relate to feeling invisible like Canada, but I adore his character none the less. I love his relationship with America (even though it's all in my head ._.), and having him try to shine and stand out even when everyone else refuses to acknowledge him. He's such a woobie. I love the angst and hopelessness I get when I try dealing with the French and Indian War- France giving Canada up to England, being ignored by his "family"... It's just so SAD. And chibi-Canada... *dies of cuteness* So, I don't really have the same, deep "relationship" with Mattie that I have with Alfie. My love for them mostly works when they're together. I love them as brothers, as a dysfunctional little family. I also love interpreting Canada as being extremely passive aggressive and being a total bad-ass -but no one bothers to notice ;_;
Lithuania: God yes. Uber woobie. And so cute. I love Liet. I feel bad for him. And he also links to America. I want to write about him. My god, all my Hetalia love circles around Alfred. Goddamit!!!
Ameripan: Fear let me (forced me) to watch "Paint it White". What did I do? I latched onto the first pairing I could find to make it through. That was Ameripan. It was a random spur of the moment things. America was saying something to Japan, and Japan was kind of blushingg and looked very embarrassed. It caught my eye, and I was like "Aw, that's cute :3" Then at the end Japan wanted to do the whole dance thing... Very cute :3 But yeah, I do like the pairing. I think it's cute. I like the way they get along. I think Japan is one of the few people who is patient and strange enough to deal with America. I also like the idea that, despite how egotistical America is, he still has a sort of admiration for Japan. He can go over and bug Japan to play video games with him. He can talk about his weird theories with Japan (who has his own weird theories). A lot of Americans on teh interwebs love Japan, and lots of American cartoons are subconsciously taking after anime and manga. So I also like to imagine that America becomes infatuated with Japan's style of art and begs him to teach him. Japan is that guy who knows that America is a handful, and knows others don't really like him, but he's gotten to the point where he really doesn;t mind America's company and has learned how to tolerate him and has even found aspects of him that he admires and respects, just as Japan is one of the few people America actually admires and respects.
FrUK: FrUK you, USUK. Seriously, these two are hilarious together. I love the way these two fight over everything. It's hilarious. One word, and they're at each other's throats. Hate=Love. Seriously, UK is just tsundere xD He doesn't want to admit that he could ever like the pompous, frilly France, and France would never admit that he would have feelings for the likes of Britain/England/UK/WHATEVER THE CRAP HE'S CALLED. GOD. I think it's cute, it's funny, and when Canada and America come into the picture they get to play mommy and daddy xD
Liet/Poland: HAHA FUCK I LOVE THIS PAIRING IT MIGHT BE MY OTP IDK WATCH OUT AMERIPAN. In all seriousness though, I have fallen head over heels for these two. Feliks and Toris, ermagerd. After looking at the most adorable fanart for hours, my heart was pretty much stolen forever. They're adorable. But I can't put my love for it into words, unfortunately, so poop.
Liet/America: I like these two just as friends, and the idea of America helping Lithuania to lighten up, but I also like the idea of Liet developing a crush on America. The way Fear described Lithuania and America's relationship was "America didn't really "get" the idea of a servant, and so he saw Liet as a "buddy" who was just there to help out." Which I found adorable. And we talked about the Great Depression and Lite getting taken away, and it kind of broke my heart ;-; Platonic or romantic, I just want to see more of these two.
I DON'T SHIP CANADA CUZ IMA N00B. I love Canada/America BROTHERLY. I like France/Canda Family, and the FACE family, and I like UK as US's BIG BRO/DADDY and nothing more. America can have Japan, or Liet if nothing else works out. Other than that... I don't really have any other pairing in this I care about :/
Suigetsu/Sasuke: The pairing I never though I would like became my OTP ._. Aside from Suigetsu pressing his naked body against Sasuke and talking about what an awkward situation they were in, it's fairly easy to interpret their relationship as Suigetsu having a thing for Sasuke... Its easy enough to take his foe yay with Karin as him wanting Karin to pay attention to HIM and not Sasuke, but you know what? It's even easier to take it as Suigetsu being jealous and wanting Karin to back off his man xD I used to just ship it as onesided for Teh Lulz, but now I ship it seriously. Like a boss BI They have the Opposites Attract Thing going on (Sasuke is quiet and brooding, Suigetsu is laid back and likes to joke around), and I think it would be interesting to delve into Suigetsu's thoughts on the whole situation. Sasuke is the one who freed him from his life as a lab rat living in a fish tank. Even if Sasuke's a douche, Suigetsu probably admires him somewhat for doing that, even if it was for selfish reasons. And Sasuke seems to be rather amused by Suigetsu sometimes. At the very lest, he doesn't really get annoyed by how talkative and obnoxious Suigetsu is. He's willing to listen to him and tolerate him. And Suigetsu seems to be the most loyal to Sasuke. I see him as the one who will stick around through it all, even in the end. When Sasuke finally can't go on anymore and realizes what a total asshole he is, Suigetsu's still going to be there just shrugging and saying "So, where do we go now?"
That, or I totally see it going down in flames, with Sasuke douching it up and abandoning Suigetsu and the Taka and leaving Suigetsu to die. OR Suigetsu pulls a Sasuke and betrays Sasuke, but he seems pretty legit about his dedication to Chicken Butt-Hair (the only reason i like Sasuke even a little- because of Suigetsu -_-)
SaiNaru: no guys seriously this pairing is really cute omg. I've just always found the way they formed a friendship to be very touching and sweet, and Sai wanting to be normal and make friends it just so precious. I think the dynamics between them are very amusing but also cute. Sai is very calm to contrast Naruto's hyper personality, Naruto already values friendship and Sai is learning how to make friends and function around others so Naruto can probably help out with that ;3 And they're just so much more amicable and warm than SasuNaru. Precious babies. Lovely babies. Go be awkward little derps together.Best frans.
Suigetsu/Karin (Naruto): "Watermelon Shiiping", as it is called... It's the simple "Love/Hate", "Opposites Attract" pairing, but it has a lot more meat to it than Sasuke/Karin. They have a backstory, and it's just too easy to interpret Suigetsu's getting irritated with her liking Sasuke as jealousy. They're so cute, they have a "Slap Slap Kiss" sort of relationship (you know, if they ever get to the "kiss" part XD), and I could seriously see it happening. However, I prefer another pairing over it:
SasuNaru: ... I read the TV Tropes for their Ho Yay... My god. Ho Yay Levels: OVER 9000. I just... I'm not even going to try to fight it. Go with the flow, y'know? I prefer NaruSaku or NaruHina, but I do believe it. Not that I plan to write it, but I'm just saying.
This is dedicated to Blaze firelight and cream:
100 Theme Challenge: A story in which an author has to write 100 chapters. usually about the same character, and usually with a word limit. There are many scattered throughout Fanfiction, you just have to look for them.
A/N: Author's Note(s). Exactly what it sounds like. Remember to post them before or after the fic- putting them in the story distracts from the writing, and just looks unprofessional.
AU: Alternate Universe. A fic that takes place in, clearly, a different universe than canon.
Bondage: Involving the fetish bondage (physical restraints, ie bound and/or gagged, for an example). Usually used for sexual purposes, if that's not your thing, be wary.
Concrit: Constructive Criticism, as in, criticizing positively to HELP the author.
Crack-fic: A humor fic that basically makes fun of a series or aspect from the series, usually done light heartedly. Are usually hilarious, and sometimes done through crossover.
Crossover: Exactly what it sounds like. Crossing over two or more fandoms (Stories will only let you say its a cross between two, but that doesn't mean the story can't involve more)
Cross Referencing: (this isn't really a fanfic term) Taking facts from separate canons (ex: taking facts from the FMA manga and the first anime to use in a fic). If you do this, remember to mention it. If you don't mention it, expect people "reminding you" that you've got your facts mixed up.
Fanon: Not canon, but a theory/theories accepted by the fanbase, despite not being specifically stated as fact.
Flames: Harsh and unfair ridicule of a person's fic. Flames are derrogative, deconstructive, and offer no help and often no reason.
Fluff: Cuteness, sometimes overly adorable. Cute, sweet, innocent, G rated love between characters. Can be romantic or platonic.
Het: Straight pairings.
IC: In Character =when a character is in character. Usually used if an author isn't sure how well they wrote for a character.
Lemons: Writing about sexual things in detail -rated M for a reason!
Limes: Referring to sexual themes without going into it explicitly (happening "off screen")
MPreg: Male Pregnancy. The idea of a guy getting pregnant, usually used in yaoi.
OC: Original Character. Watch out for the poorly done ones.
Oneshot: Pretty obvious, a story that is one chapter long. Twoshots are two chapters Threeshots are three.
OOC: Out of Character -when a character is, well, not their self. This can be done purposely for humor, or accidentally.
POV: Point of View -usually used to tell the reader which character's mind we're hearing the story through.
Slash: (Correct me if I'm wrong) Slash is another name for a yaoi pairing if I'm correct.
Songfics: Fics written using lyrics from a song, usually a stanza of the song is placed in italics, and then writing corresponding with it is put in between. Apparently not allowed o_o (Please don't tell on me ;3)
Yaoi: Boyxboy (m/m), writing about gay characters/characters made gay. If this isn't your thing, don't read it, but don't flame it! People have a right to their opinion.
Yuri: GirlxGirl (also abbreviated as f/f), writing about lesbian characters/characters made lesbian. Again, respect peoples' opinions.
Anything I'm forgetting? Feel free to contribute! And I hope this helped!
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