taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Anise / fangirling)
...with a meme, AUGH.

1. Think of up to 20 'ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.


01. The princess and the mercenary
02. The emperor and the military man
03. The hero and the androgynous ninja that doubles as princess
04. The swordsman and the martial artist teacher
05. The mechanic and the alchemist
06. The sorceress and the swordsman
07. The wizard and the hatter
08. The prince and the disabled ninja
09. The older brother and the happy alter ego of an emo tsundere
10. The middle-aged lady and the wizard
11. The goddess and the alien
12. The rock star and the forensic fangirl
13. The witch princess and the bunny prince
14. The raven princess and the heartbroken prince
15. The spooky gym leader and the mystery man
16. The eccentric rich boy and the middle-class trap
17. The smart comedy relief and the warrior girl
18. The hired bodyguard and the healer shaman
19. The vampire queen and the princess
20. The alchemist and the princess
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / Water fight)
Comment with any ship (romantic or platonic or maybe even non-existent!) from a fandom that you know I have some knowledge about, and I will rant about aforementioned ship. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on your ship of choice.

Huh, what

Nov. 13th, 2010 09:51 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / loev them Dragonairs)
Remember when I thought that crushing on minor Pokémon characters was sort of low? After my, I don't know, fourth crush or something I was fine with it. I guess the shame just fades. BUT NOW I'M CRUSHING ON ALMOST EVERYONE IN BLACK/WHITE BECAUSE OF FANART. I HAVEN'T PLAYED THAT GAME. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO PLAY THAT GAME. NO, SELF, YOU'RE NOT SHIPPING MAIN GIRL WITH N JUST 'CAUSE IT'S SEXY AND A LESS JERKASS KIND OF FOEYAY. Uuuuuuuuugh.

What else? I don't know if I should sign up for Yuletide. On one hand, the weird parameters to decide "obscure" this year were so suspicious and I understand why the wank. There's going to be a lot of point missed this time. On the other, I like the signup form. There are some fandoms and characters I'd never offer because, for instance, I wouldn't like to get a request for slash or incest or porn in that fandom. So it's easier to cover my back this time. But yeah, I don't know if I'll be able to get inspired in time and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the weirdness going on.

So anyway, let's have a meme to add to the pile of unanswered stuff I have in my list :D

★ Reply with a fandom and I'll tell you the following:

▌ favorite character
▌ least favorite character
▌ prettiest character
▌ character I wanna marry
▌ favorite pairing
▌ favorite episode
▌ unpopular opinion
taotrooper: This is a shippy icon with two guys annoying each other (PeonyxJade / Mutual annoyance)
Okay, I changed my [livejournal.com profile] rainmage for something reddish-orange. And my profile into something kinda gray. (You can see I still use it as a glorified list of fandoms more than a profile itself!) And my mood theme for an Ace Attorney one to make my layout less serious. It's the first time I don't have a fannish header in LJ, so it'll take a while to get used to it.

Here's an old meme.

Comment with the name/title of a fandom I'm aware of, no matter how obvious you think the answers will be, and I'll reply you with the relationships -canon or not- from it I ship. Just one comment for fandom so it won't get messy, as I'll link all threads in the main post. You can comment as many times as you want to, though. Also, you're free to reply in subthreads and ask me why I ship or don't ship something. Just be reasonable and don't act wanky.


Ask as many as you want! Go nuts and ask for things that aren't in my list of fandoms, and even for things you don't know if I've read/watched inb4 Hetalia. This is going to be linked to my profile for future reference, substituting the one from four years ago.

List )

Two memes

Oct. 2nd, 2009 05:51 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / sea turtle)
Name a fandom you know I'm familiar with, and I will tell you:
→ OTP
→ Runner-up pairing
→ Honourable mention(s)
→ Crack pairing(s)
→ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't

And an oldie.
Choose five fandoms, list them, then answer the questions under the cut.
1. Persona 4
2. Okami
3. Ace Attorney
4. Fullmetal Alchemist
5. Tales of the Abyss

Lalala )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ace Attorney / Nooo not my last snackoo!)
Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms:

01. Clow/Yuuko (CLAMP) (granted, I'm sort of hating it as well, but can't leave it out)
02. Touya/Yukito (CLAMP) (all of them OK, no, not fond of Clow country anymore, but let's include it too 'cause it says a lot about me)
03. Kenshin/Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)
04. Lina/Gourry (Slayers)
05. Ling/Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist)
06. Kohza/Vivi (One Piece)
07. Amaterasu/Ushiwaka (Okami)
08. Klavier/Ema (Ace Attorney)
09. Peony/Jade (Tales of the Abyss)
10. Howl/Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle series)

Oh, I think I can see my patterns quite well. So go ahead and have fun~

Some bonus! (to help you see my trends)
03.b Kenshin/Tomoe
03.c Sanosuke/Megumi
04.b Amelia/Zelgadis
05.b Edward/Winry
06.b Smoker/Hina
06.c Coby/Helmeppo
07.b Himiko/Rao
08.b Desiree/Ron
10.b Flower-in-the-Night/Abdullah
11. Tamaki/Haruhi (Ouran Host Club)
12. Link/Sheik|Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, N64) ('|' means 'logic or')
13. Han/Leia (Star Wars)
taotrooper: A baby pegasus eating grapes (Fantasia / I brake for grape)
1. The moral of the story, kids. Don't EVER install something in Mininova that has no feedback yet. I've spent part of my night and all of my morning reformatting and reinstalling shit on the laptop because it was getting frustrating to get the malware/troyan combo gone. Since I had just reformatted the computer and there wasn't a lot to install again because I had been lazy to do so, I figured I could afford to do it all dumbfail.

It was still made of annoying to reinstall all my Firefox addons again when I did it less than a week ago.

2. short TotA spoiler )

3. I'm still dealing with the beginnings of my annual seasonal-lack-of-light fall/winter depression, but that's something boring to talk about anyway.

4. Two memes, to break the ice.

a) I want to talk about how my ships and concept of shipping varies with fandom, so name me a fandom and I'll discuss what I ship and what shipping means to me in that fandom.

b) I have a lot of fandoms. Have you ever wondered about one of the fandom I sometimes mention on my journal which you don't know of? Ask me any question you want about them!

As usual, a list in my profile.

5. Click in what I hope it will be my last dragon.
Adopt one today!
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Obligatory Star Wars icon)
Confession time. You know how I've said that the ones at fault for me liking snarky het pairings were Han Solo and Leia?

...Today I realized it goes back further in my childhood. I shipped Han/Leia because it was an instance of this. How embarrassing!

And maybe, things like Howl/Sophie and Tamaki/Haruhi made me prefer the instances where the girl would be the one saying the variations of "excuse me, princess!" to the guy. No wonder I ship Klavier/Ema.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Raine / Geeking over obscure things)
Around... 28 hours of game. I'm in Tethe'alla's base killin ur d00dz. I think I won't be able to play for a week since I'm going to my mom's today (unless they lend me the Wii). I have a lot to say about characters at this point, my impressions of the Tethe'alla half of the party so far, and general stuff about the game and the gameplay. But I'll do it later.

Here's a meme taken from everyone. I think I've done it before.

List the first five OTPs that come into your head.
1. Clow/Yuuko
2. Ema/Klavier
3. Touya/Yukito
4. Lina/Gourry
5. Howl/Sophie

Questions )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Lina / she's dangerous)
And even more stuff about Slayers Revolution comes out. I honestly, HONESTLY must do a marathon of the previous seasons because I'm psyched and need a fix. And I listen to old openings and endings, and I stare at illustrations and want to make more icons.

ETA: decided to LJ-cut )

...Why am I ranting about Slayers? What's with the tl;dr? Why aren't I lj-cutting this? Why aren't there versions of the OP/ED videos with no credits on them besides VHS-quality Latino Spanish subs? Why do I keep asking questions to myself?
taotrooper: A wizard with a T-shirt that says "actually I am a rocket wizard" (Ponder / nerdy T-shirt)
Practice presented and handed out. Goddammit, finally. Except my family wants to see who had more hits so I have to sum shit up.

So on the meantime, I'll go with memes before leaving for theory class.

anonymous meme


Also, from everyone else and their dog.

Step 1. Give me a pairing(s)

Step 2. I ramble on it for at least 100 words

Step 3. Profit Repeat
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Eriol / not really jailbait)
I go to bed early one night (STFU, 1:30 a.m. is early), and what do I find? CCS WANK, IN LJ. Am I glad I never poked the first post, and I'm not poking the follow-ups. I still want to say a couple of things:

tl;dr, and the rant has some general points )

Okay, too much wankiness. Let's have some wackiness. You know, I think the Caramelldansen meme is pure distillated faggotry. But this one is the best I've seen:
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Howl x Sophie / !)
So anyway, the pairing poll might still be running, but the results are so amusing I felt like doodling. Please note that I can't draw for shit, and I did this directly in sharpie. And I didn't do details.

So far, the third place is a tie!



See the other runner-ups )

[livejournal.com profile] abarero asked me five questions in that question meme.

1- What's your favorite type of canned beverage?
Lemon soda (7-up, Sprite, that kind of thing). But I also used to drink a lot of non-alcohol malt in cans when I was in my previous college (particularly Maltín Polar). However, imported Venezuelan malt is kinda expensive here.

2- If you had to pick one book to teach to a literature class (of any reading level) which book would it be and why?
Probably The Little Prince or The Neverending Story. It's good for children, and adults could get a couple of ideas out of them.

3- Which would you rather have: skills with swords/other weaponry or sorcery/magic?
MAGIC *____* Besides, I don't have the body build or aim for any weapon.

4- What's your favorite song not sung in English? Why?
Mmmm, I don't know, it's been ages since I last heard music in other languages, apart from anime music and J-music. In Spanish, I'd have to say it must be something from the first Shakira records (...before you scream? I swear she used to be GOOD). In Japanese, probably something from The Pillows, X Japan, or Shiina Ringo.
...I have a hard time deciding songs, let me be D:

5- If you could pick one series that you could be the director of an anime/animated version of it- what series would it be and why? (it can be a series that has already been animated, but you feel it was poorly done)
I'd love to direct an anime based in Okami, just 26 episodes. Even if they're too many to cover the plot, we could have fillers to develop minor characters or slip new Japanese myths on their universe. Also, we could have precanon flashbacks! Of course, I'd ask Hideki Kamiya to tell me everything he thought of that the game couldn't cover, including backstory stuff. The only problem would be the original chara design: it works well in the game, but would it work in animation? Or should we anime-ized the humanoid characters? But anyway, it could be awesome.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ling Yao & Lan Fan / behind your back)
In yet another edition of "I must be broken inside", I realized last night in the RP chan that there are several fandoms I've followed or at least went through that are infamous for being way too slash/yaoi-friendly. And while lots of fans get into it because of teh ghey? I checked them out because of the plot or the premise. Most CLAMP mangas? Check. Good Omens? Check. Gyakuten Saiban? Check. Petshop of Horrors? Check. Hell, even it's so tiny, Mononoke? Check.

But anyway, here's that poll meme that's been going around. Anyone who'd see the options and doesn't know me would think I'm one of those rabid het-focused people. It's more like most of my main pairings happen to be straight, yet I do have gay and lesbian OTPs. They're just minor.

[Poll #1157531]

I'm missing a lot of stuff, like EVA, Princess Tutu, Twelve Kingdoms, Aria, Avatar, Discworld, random videogames... AND HAN/LEIA! *facepalm* And I limited to two per series, so the space ran out for other pairings. But it's hard to make space D: I should make more tiny polls like this one, just to weird you out with my unusual shipping :D

Now this other meme [livejournal.com profile] solesakuma forces me to do. I copied it from Fujur because her post was closer, though. Ah, but the meme says nothing about being forced to tag, so I'm not tagging anyone XD

Ridiculous questionnaire ahead )

ETA: Bzuh? Notifications aren't working :/ That's rich, LJ, keep on with the stupid in code AND fail.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Vivi / best desert princess ever)
You know this week's local weather was extremely crazy when it's even mentioned in National Geographic News. (for the record, I rarely go to that zone so I was fine. there were huge waves that day in my village, but that weird shit didn't happen around here)

Also, while I do get excited when I hunt for Japanese fanart and there are a lot of fansites for a couple that intrigues me, since not all my ships have a strong fanbase, it's discouraging when a big part of it is OOC (illustrations I can take if they're pretty/cute enough; comics and 4koma not that much). It's especially jarring that, for at least a couple of non-canon het pairings I ship, the usual interpretation is the guy being a love-sick puppy, with the hearts, the blushing, the romantic fantasies. In short, Tamaki Suoh clones. You know, if I wanted to see that, I'd just look for Tamaki/Haruhi fanart and not, say, Ushiwaka/Amaterasu or Kyouya Garyuu/Akane Houzuki. It is kinda creepy, and I wonder if that's just some "foreign blond dude in Japan" het archetype/cliché in Japanese media I've never heard about or I'm just fucking unlucky.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Katsura / Like captain Harlock)
ALL DAY MATHS. AND IT DOESN'T END. TOMORROW, MORE LESSONS. DANNY WON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND THAT PISSES ME OFF.

*fumes*

On the meantime:

Comment to this entry with any fandom. If I'm knowledgeable enough in the fandom to have ships, I'll tell you one non-canon ship I like, one canon ship I like, and one ship I really don't like (either canon OR fanon). Then post this in your own journal to offer up the same responses.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Yuuko / ♥)
Guys, I just had a revelation. Since it's implied Kobatoverse is HOLiCverse... then there's an Icchan Mihara in that dimension! But see, there's already one character with Mihara as her last name. So, the chances of Chiharu being related to Icchan, probably as a second cousin or something, suddenly are higher.

However, I'd say that I like the idea of Chiharu being Oujirou and Tamayo's daughter. Except the timeline with CCS probably doesn't fit without stretching it a lot. So I guess it's most likely a no-go.



Someone was plugging a CLAMP friending meme last night, and just by looking at the comments I realized that the ships people mentioned were... how to say it... so average and expected. I mean, it's not like I expected an avalanche of crack pairings or something, but when I think of the stuff *I* ship, there's a big contrast. Fans rarely admit to ship adult pairings unless it's Kurofay or minor canon ones, or at least not hard.

So, since I'm bored and want to procrastinate, I'm compiling a mastership of the CLAMP pairings I ship at the moment.

I think there's only ONE missing eye in these )

ETA: More duckies
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Waka / pretty fly for a moon guy)
What a tiresome week. And I still have to survive today's lab classes, and tomorrow's dentist. I'm so, so tired I've forgotten to reply in so many posts, and I can't even say witty things to the arguments brought on my last post.

Oh the slightly brighter side, I've found ideas to work for one of the Yuletide requests. I'll just need to, um, reread all the manga and find the time to write it. I feel torn because I can either write a character study in a character who's awesome but rarely mentioned in fic (...I guess, I haven't poked the fandom enough), or write crazy postcanon shenanigans for a pairing that's lots of fun. Each option is glee-worthy, but the genfic is more fleshed out in my mind right now.

And now a quick rant about squicks, inspired by something that came up in the last post. TL;DR and not too many thoughts on yaoi )

Comment, and I will comment back with a picture of the fictional character that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal.

(Warning: there are some of you I don't know too well, so I'll state it in your replies if I can't come up with anything.)

Meanwhile, this meme is weird shit XD I've been told I remind of Yuuko and Kaho. I DON'T SEE IT LOL. How can I be like Yuuko when I'm as mature and cool as a chimpanzee?
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Howl x Sophie / !)
I started watching Gurren Lagann. Then I stopped at episode 3 when I realized my favorite character was... yes, the one who dies early. NOT ON, MAN. Because I obviously know what happens, and I don't want to see it. Bleagh. I pass, not because of what happens itself, but because in my (perhaps bad) experience with that kind of event and that kind of dynamics with the main character sup HikaGo I never, ever, ever can get into the rest. And that's pretty much all the anime.

Man, I know I sound like a prat. But see, that's the only character I like so far. So unless I can be sure a character that I can dig will pop out...? I'm doubting I can enjoy it as much as you rest do. No, I also doubt I can like post-timeskip!Simon, or how the plot advances afterwards.

Sorry for sounding so bitter D: I really tried. I will watch the rest just to see how it turns out anyway, but ugh.

A meme I snatched from [livejournal.com profile] haro.

List the first five OTPs that come to mind and then click the link to answer the questions:

Okay, from the top of my head.

1. Clow/Yuuko (CLAMP)
2. Touya/Yukito (CLAMP)
3. Ling/Lan Fan (FMA)
4. Howl/Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle)
5. Lina/Gourry (Slayers)

The rest of the meme )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (EVENT ICON)
Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Hopefully, there'll be AUs and pre-or-post-marriage fics around. I still found the chat nice enough, since it validated some guesses I had made about plotholes, and solved a couple of doubts I and other people had.

Still, goddammit! Why do you go and admit N/L was cute and made sense, and then you give Luna a random future husband?! That's toying with my feelings, Jo. And on Neville's birthday, too.

Anyway! Even if I'm not talking about Avatar in this post, I wanted to GIP this Teo-in-a-tank icon :D Because I can't wait till September.

And a last fandom thing to discuss today: HOLiC 141 spoilers )

ETA: I give up on you, TFL.

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