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jiyuuhonpou ([personal profile] jiyuuhonpou) wrote2010-07-19 10:24 am

[meme] rhythm emotion is my juuhachiban [day19]

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?
I wanted to put a picture of the scene from Episode 48 but since this scene is technically their beginning...
Heero Yuy/Relena Darlian [Shinkidousenki Gundam Wing]

Gundam Wing was my gateway anime, and 1xR was my gateway ship, so of course this would win "shipped this since the beginning." Shit, I was on board as soon as soon as Heero was all (`・ω⊂) DID YOU SEE?! while Relena was like ARE YOU THE PRINCE OF MY HEART THE STARS!?


And then there was the infamous "I'll kill you" scene, which pretty much sealed my fate as a 1xR shipper. Heero was totally a cooldere-type - for someone who kept promising to kill Relena, he did a pretty good job of going out of his way to protect her.

tl;dr if Heero and Relena's kid doesn't show up in Frozen Teardrop, I'm going to be plenty pissed at Sumisawa.

[By the way, Heero and Relena totally ship one of my OTPs; in one of the plot lines of Super Robot Wars W, Heero and Relena both encourage Sousuke to defeat the bad guys and save Kaname... cross-validation, baby. *smug*]

The rest of the meme
# Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
# Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
# Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
# Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
# Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
# Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
# Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
# Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
# Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
# Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!

[identity profile] twistedsheets10.livejournal.com 2010-07-20 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
this is my favorite het ship ever. i swear to god. hahah. i fought with some of my Relena-hating friends over this, too.,

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-07-20 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL I never got into any fights with anyone over 1xR, but I ship them pretty hard. XD

[identity profile] wingzerohugs.livejournal.com 2010-08-09 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, someone who likes 1xR as much, if not more, than I do. Mind if I friend you? xD Lulz, 1xR was one of the reasons I spent my sophomore year of college in ROTC. Cuz I wanted to kick as much ass as they do. ;) And you're Filipino as well? ^_^

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-08-09 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course! *friends you* Technically I'm "on hiatus" so I hope you don't mind if I'm not actively commenting on your LJ for the next couple of days.

I'm Filipino, but I was born and raised in America if that makes a difference. I speak better Japanese than Tagalog :(

[identity profile] wingzerohugs.livejournal.com 2010-08-09 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Totally ok. My lj is pretty much me just ranting about how fat I am with some fandom thrown in here and there. xD

Ah...I see. Read the prologue of FT yet, btw? [livejournal.com profile] kaijyuu_m made an awesome translation though it must have been nice if you read it in original Japanese. ^_^ My Tagalog is ok but I still use English as my primary language. *sighs* My family's not as nationalistic as I'd like. -_-

*runs off to friend you back*