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jiyuuhonpou ([personal profile] jiyuuhonpou) wrote2010-07-28 09:45 am

[meme] running out of snappy titles [day28]

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?
they don't look like lovebirds to me
Shizuo Heiwajima/Izaya Orihara [Durarara!]

I don't get it. Really.

I guess it's because I don't ship people with people they genuinely dislike, or with people that are on a constant mission to destroy the other person's life. Izaya's been antagonizing Shizuo since the moment they met; why would they suddenly decide they like each other enough to screw? Shizuo was so pleased to finally find a job where he wouldn't be fired, and it was cute that Kazuka bought him all those bartending uniforms (long waiter apron moe~), so it really pissed me off to see Izaya frame Shizuo and make Shizuo lose the job.

At least Zoro and Sanji have a nakama bond; when shit hits the fan, you know they'll help each other out. That will never happen with Shizaya; Shizuo really hates Izaya, and Izaya views Shizuo as a pawn to antagonize more than anything else. God, I hate Izaya. (The only reason I ship Izaya/Namie is becauseI dislike Namie too.)

Don't give me this crap about "oh, you don't understand it because you're clearly biased against yaoi," either. I see Shizuo as asexual (seriously, a guy that awesome and no past relationships, male or female? He's clearly not interested in sex) but if I'm going to ship him with a guy, it'll be Kazuka or Tom. Hell, I read a Shizuo/Masanomi fic once and thought it could work.

# Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!

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.

[identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
I'm afraid I can't help but to agree. Maybe it's because I don't get the appeal of shipping pairs based on mutual disliking, but I just can't understand how this could work.

It doesn't help that I'm still in awe because of how many Hetalia circles (and more specifically, US/UK circles) have turned towards Shizaya. I want to think it's just because it's the /cool/ thing right now, because there's NO possible similarity between both pairs, not at all! Dx

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Which circles, if you don't mind me asking?

[identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know yet of US/UK circles leaving completely Hetalia to move into Shizaya, but I know this has happened with other pairings' circles. As for circles getting into Shizaya, I can think on Kaiten-Mokugyo, AmaOh! and Hagi, among others...

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
LOLWHUT @ Hagi, I seriously cannot see her writing a Shizaya story without it being horribly OOC. I mean, all she ever wrote for US/UK was fluffy tsundere stuff! At least Kaiten-Mokugyo has written serious stuff with actual conflict. AmaOh! I'm not too sure about, but since she likes FrUK too she might be able to make it work???

[identity profile] kasumicc.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
LOL, agreed about Hagi x'D
And I'm not sure about AmaOh! either. Given the way she writes US/UK, she might make it work indeed; but since I haven't read her FrUK yet, I'm not totally sure...

[identity profile] piratelicker.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
I don't like hatesex EVER. Idk I prefer to think if two ppl wanna get it on, they'd do it out of mutual love/lust. Call me a romantic lol

The only thing I get from these two Ikebukuro denizens is pure HATRED for each other. HOW DO YOU EVEN PAIR THESE TWO UP I DON'T GET IT lol

the only reason why I don't absolutely hate Izaya is because HiroC is voicing him sobs He does that bastard's voice so well...

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
I prefer to think if two ppl wanna get it on, they'd do it out of mutual love/lust.
YES SO MUCH TO THIS. I don't buy into hatesex either.

With Shizaya, there's not even any signs of mutual respect/begrudging acknowledgment between the two. They just hate each other, pure and simple.

I can't stand Izaya at all but I can't imagine anyone else voicing him, HiroC does such a good job.

[identity profile] piratelicker.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
hatesex pretty much killed my interest for PruHun (well the english fandom did... at least the Jpn side is still allright)

[identity profile] kawaiipinay.livejournal.com 2010-07-29 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I... think I'm going to agree with you on this!