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I got lazy.

Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever! [was this even a surprise] )

30 Days of Ship Squee recap )

Okay, now I can go back to lurking ;)
jiyuuhonpou: ([fma] omgwtf?!)
Now that I think about it, there aren't really that many proposals in anime/manga. Usually epilogues just fast-forward to when couples are married and have children... I guess it's one of those "the moon is beautiful tonight" implied things. (Although if I ever see a "I want to share the same gravestone as you" proposal in anime I will LOL majorly.)

Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal? [title should have given it away] )

THE END IS NEAR:
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!
jiyuuhonpou: ([drrr!!] disappointment)

This question makes me laugh because there are so many answers I could put here. I guess I could have been predictable and answered Kyon/Koizumi, Shinagawa/Izumi, Zoro/Sanji, Roy/Ed, KakaIru, et cetera, but I chose this one because even the staff made fun of this pairings' popularity. Also, I hate one of the characters in this pairing, but in terms of the pairing itself, I don't actually hate it so much as I don't understand its wildfire popularity. Which is different from the other pairings that I listed above, more or less. -_-

Day 28: A pairing that you will never understand? [I smile every time I see the LOVE statue outside my work because of Episode 24.] )


I feel like my answer to every question in this meme was either a HELL YES or a SHIT NO, with no middle ground. Good job, meme creator.

jiyuuhonpou: ([kobato] >:|)
I'd warn for spoilers, but let's face it: I'm probably doing you a favor by spoiling this series for you if you're lucky enough to NOT have wasted your time reading this manga.

Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating? [Everything will be all right... if by "all right" you mean "I'm my own father"] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([burn notice] oooooh... no.)
Last night in a nutshell: I burned two holes into one of my favorite shirts while attempting to iron it in 92% humidity, and then I went drinking with some high school friends and laughed at the silly things majorities do because we're mature adults like that.

Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving? [The only things I watch on TV are procedurals and sitcoms.] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
「俺には全てが愛のメッセージに聞こえたが」 「むしろ一番にぶいアンタに向けて言ったよ-なものなのに」
愛のメッセージ
 の メッセージ
にぶいアンタに向けて
もっと具体的な感想を書きたかったが、そのセリフを聞いた途端、頭がパーッとなって思考が止まってしまいました。 
つまり: ヤバイ何これ禿げ萌え過ぎて 死んだ


Meme:
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly? [Rocks fall, everyone dies... if only.] )


tl;dr continuation of meme:
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out? [my #1 non-canon pairing, let me show them to you] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([drrr!!] disappointment)
...I hate love triangles.

This is either a bitchy answer or an answer FULL OF WIN, depending on what you ship.

Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great? [HOW DARE YOU!] )

My coworker and I flipped the shit today when we realized 1990 was twenty years ago.  Apparently we were both calculating years of service for a client on the assumption that the world ended in 2000.
jiyuuhonpou: ([burn notice] oooooh... no.)
This post has CRAZY MAJOR SPOILERS for Detective Conan, so if you are even remotely interested in checking out that series and are not up to at least the 700s, please don't click the lj-cut. Or at least, don't read this entry and then complain to me that I spoiled the series for you. >_>

Anyway, I am currently on an "extended hiatus" from Detective Conan fandom because of this pairing (more or less). I can't tell if a lot of people are happy with the pairing, but clearly I'm not.

Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why? [The series alone should have given this away.] )



GUYS little!America referring to big!America as "United States" ["gasshukoku"] is unexpectedly moe! Though I wonder how big!America would refer to little!America. Wouldn't calling him 13 Colonies [I guess "shokuminchi" or "higashibu 13shuu no eikoku-shokuminchi" if you want to get all technical about it] kind of rankle big!America? The doujinshi in question handwaved it, but I kind of want to see that in English fic. >_>
jiyuuhonpou: ([hetalia] honda ♥ dokkyun)
This answer is more wank-free than I thought it would be! Probably because I'm not repeating fandoms. *yawn* The pairings I like usually tend to be the ones no one "understands" anyway.

Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why? [Pleased to meet you.] )

Oh, and if I were to repeat fandoms: jiji-mago and/or supersize-conbi, Franky/Robin, KoiMiku, and Kurogane/Tomoyo would probably count as "ships that no one understands". Just sayin'.
jiyuuhonpou: ([ouran] emo corner)

Dear Local Post Office:

If you leave a pink slip on my door telling me a package will be there after 1PM, and then tell my representative to come back after 4PM without even checking whether the package is in the back or not you rude bastards, my representative will not be very pleased with you. And they'll probably take out your incompetence on me. So please do me a favor and humor my representative, since it's probably in everyone's best interests that I myself am unable to visit you and give you a piece of my fist in your face mind. Oh, and handing them only one package when they come back at 4PM, when you and I both know I have two packages ready for pick up? Not cool.

We've been dancing to this same tune since 2003. Y'all already know I import a ton of stuff; if you're gonna charge me customs, just do it already so I can have my sweet sweet crack.

Sincerely,
Me.


Speaking of people who should just do it already:
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing? )

jiyuuhonpou: ([haruhi] the connection has been made)
If I had never watched the first episode of this anime, I would not have chosen to take French in middle/high school, nor would I have chosen to take Japanese in college. I wouldn't have chosen to go to a university with (supposedly) the best Asian Studies program on the East Coast, and I certainly wouldn't have viewed Japan as more than a necessary stop-over to the mother country, let alone choose to study abroad there. As an anime it certainly was life-altering for me in terms of story and character development, but the main reason I watched this anime was because I shipped this pairing LIKE BURNING. I might not ship it as rabidly as I did 10 years ago, but if we're talking OTPs of All Time, this one would rank somewhere in the Top 3 or 4.

In short, I blame this pairing for everything.

Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning? [But... but why?] )
jiyuuhonpou: (Default)
I haven't moved from this couch for three hours, it's so hot. x_x

There's actually a ship that I think is slightly (slightly!) cuter than this one but since I'm sticking to the no-fandom-repeats rule I'm going to talk about this one instead. Also, third shojo manga ship in a row, what what.

Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing? )
jiyuuhonpou: ([haruhi] the connection has been made)
I went to the optometrist today and dropped $275 for new glasses. They're not even designer frames, transition lenses, bifocals, or anything fancy like that! (They're high-index lenses, because I'm blind as a bat and they'd be really thick otherwise.) I wear contacts!!  In any case, that was money from my "I Deserve A Sick New Phone" Fund and my 両手に大尉大作戦基金, so it looks like I'll be putting off both until August. :/

Meme:
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did? [putting less and less effort into this meme] )

Is anyone else ridiculously happy with the last couple of chapters of One Piece? Oda-sensei, never leave me.
jiyuuhonpou: ([kobato] pissed)
Posting this before I leave for work because I'll be without internet access until tomorrow-ish. Given the question, this post might be a little wanktastic so don't say I didn't warn you.

So far, all the pairings I posted about for this meme are pairings that I like (or love, even, if Day 08 has anything to say about it) in fictional media I enjoy (well, except for yesterday which was in ~*REAL LIFE*~).
This day is the exception to that rule.

Today, I'm going to talk about a pairing that I loathe in a work of fiction that I read and hated.
And if someone comments "Hey, I liked this pairing!"... I'm going to judge you. A lot. At the very least, I will point you in the direction of some books about healthy relationships and maybe even *GASP* feminism, and then back away from you verrrry slowly. (And I used to read shojo manga like it was my job, so that's saying something.)

 
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing? [bringing out the latent RAGING FEMINIST in me] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
This entire week of memes is a damn stretch. Can I just skip to the days I really want to answer, like Day 30??? Day 30, man, Day 30. I will write a fucking manifesto for Day 30 and tattoo it on my forehead.

(Speaking of tattoos, there's a Hetalia doujinshi I'm interested in where the "plot" revolves around a tattoo on UK's lower back. I'm from Jersey so naturally I find this hilarious despite the "seriousness" of the context. ARTHUR WITH A TRAMP STAMP BRB LOLING FOREVER)

Moving on:
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing? [spoiler: I don't have a RealLife!OTP.] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
Y'know, now that I really think about it.... I'm much more likely to "ship" in animanga fandoms (and to a lesser extent, j-dorama) than I am with Western media (television shows, movies, books). That, and I can't really think of a book that I've read in my adult life where I went "d-d-d-damn I ship these two SO HARD, I MUST participate in fannish activities such as reading fanfiction or squeeing about it with like-minded fans!!!11" Maybe it's because I haven't been reading any books where romance was a central plot point (see: every Palhaniuk book ever, all the Murakami books I could stand to read), or maybe it's because I have the attention span of a fly with ADD and prefer reading short story anthologies when it comes to reading fiction.

Long story short: this was a stretch. Also, I need to read more.

Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing? [90s throwback part II, electric boogaloo] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([burn notice] oooooh... no.)
Technically, I don't even know if this pairing should count as my favorite TV pairing of all time; I'm sure if I really sat down and thought about it, I'd probably be able to come up with more epic pairings or something. Oh well, this is my favorite show currently airing on television right now so there you go.

Speaking of which, I never thought I'd say this when I was there, but I miss Miami. There's probably some fucked up meta I could write about regarding the fact that the times I had the most fun in college were when I wasn't actually within a 500-mile radius of campus, but that's neither here nor there.

Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing? [it's getting harder to come up with witty comments] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([emma] i do what i want)
Has anyone read the web-doujinshi "Niji"? The one where Kyon and Koizumi have a boxing match in front of the entire school with the prize being (IIRC) a kiss from Haruhi? I want to fangirl about this with someone... anyone... *crickets chirp* ._.

MOVING ON:
Event-planning wise, this probably wasn't the most awesome sauce wedding out there, but it made for a satisfying conclusion to a series I'd been following for a while and it was the first wedding scene I thought of when I saw the question, so yeah.

Day 12 - Who had the best wedding? [if the title didn't give it away, nothing will] )
jiyuuhonpou: (Default)
[I'm probably interpreting this question wrong, but just to clarify: I'm answering it as if "dream pairing"="the kind of relationship you'd like to have in real life", which is completely different from "what pairing would totally be believable in real life". Being a romantic realist sucks, doesn't it.]

So if you asked me what two movies would I watch and NEVER GET TIRED OF EVER, my first answer would be Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And since there aren't any romantic pairings in that movie (unless you count That Deleted Scene, which, while a nice bonus, isn't really up there on my pairings list), then I guess I'm just going to have to go with my second answer instead. What it lacks in the firearms department, it makes up for in romance, more or less. @_@

Day 11 - What is your dream pairing? [Times are hard for dreamers.] )
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Embarrassing question: does Allied Forces!boyband fanfic exist? I'm talking something along the lines of 2gether; you know, rag-tag team of pretty boys form a boy band, captivating the world with badly-written-yet-catchy bubblegum pop ballads and slick, sexually-explicit dance moves? Their producer would be Sweden, of course.

Yeah, I suppose not.  Fandom's loss!

 
Day 10 - Why aren't these two married in real life? )

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