Sep. 19th, 2012
WHO IS THE BLONDE BISHIE QUINCY AND WHY DOES HE LOOK SO MUCH LIKE BYAKUYA? Seriously, just look at him! The eyes, the facial features, the hair! JUST. LIKE. HIM. What, is Kubo trying to appease his Byakuya fans by going "look here's a bishie that looks just like Byakuya, don't skewer me!" or is he trying to like, distract us all with the pretty blonde bishie? IT'S NOT WORKING.
(I love how most of my recent entries about Bleach chapters all start in caps).
Shit Yama-ji, he's so badass he can accidentally destroy his own damn city, now THAT's badass. I mean, it's not like we didn't already know he was badass, but this is a whole new level of badassery. Fucking hell just look at him on page 11! I hope he can back up his threats...but I have a feeling he's going to die :( if not now, then most certainly later. Watch, he's going to kill Bach and later down the line, it'll turn out that Bach isn't the REAL leader, and the Soul King or whomever it is turns out to be the leader of the Qunicies. CURVEBALL.
YAMAJI-CAN RAISE. THE FUCKING. DEAD. HOLY SHIT. HE CAN RAISE THE FUCKING DEAD!!!!! HE CAN DEFY THE LAWS OF LIFE AND DEATH!
BUT OH MY GOD IF KUBO THROWS BYAKUYA INTO THE DEAD YAMA-JI CAN RAISE I AM GOING TO FLIP SOME HEADS!!
(My fanfic index can be found in the tags sidebar).
As if I don't have enough of these already, right?
1. How did you get interested in fanfiction?
When I was about nine, I discovered the internet. I went searching for some Zelda fansites, and on such fansites were fanfictions. Zelda introduced me to so many things: The internet, fandom, fanart, fanfic, etc. If it weren't for Zelda, I don't think I'd have ever started drawing or writing.
2. What was your first fandom? Your first OTP?
My first fandom was Zelda, and my first OTP was (still is) Link/Zelda from Ocarina of Time.
3. Do you review all the fanfics you read, most, or do you prefer to read and move on? If you write, what’s the best review you’ve ever gotten? The worst?
For reviewing: I hardly ever review the fics I read, though I'm trying to change it. For best review: I really can't narrow it down. I've gotten some very lovely reviews. The best reviews I've gotten so far, though, have been for my fic "Who By Fire." The worst was "oro?" a few years ago. I'm not joking, that's all the review was.
4. Favorite AU to read? To write?
I guess it would be the "what if" AU's, where someone writes how the series might be if the bad guy won. Same with AU's to write.
5. What’s your favorite genre to read? To write?
Angst, romance, and drama, for both questions.
6. What are your biggest fanfiction pet peeves?
How do I even start:
-Epithets. "The small girl" or "the tall boy" etc. I rarely, if ever, use it in my own writing. I get that using gender pronouns/names can get boring, but I would rather read those than tons of epithets. They truly don't do anything for a story. Some authors use them well, most don't.
-OOC. Obvious one. But if someone writes a character so obviously OOC it blows my mind, I will forever avoid fics by that person. I don't mind a LITTLE OOC, but just a tiny bit. By "little" I mean "99.99% of everything your character does better be OC or at least explainable. No exceptions."
-Character bashing/pairing bashing just to get X character with Y character. I see this in both the het and yaoi/slash community, and it bugs the shit out of me. Especially when someone makes a character OOC just to make them seem like a bitch/bastard so their favorite character/ship "looks better." Or when people kill off X character so Y ship can happen.
-Badly written all-around. I'm talking the big four: Bad grammar, punctuation, syntax and characterization. However, this is certainly not a unique pet peeve.
-Sexist talk. Especially in Ganondorf-centric fics where he calls the Goddesses "whores" "sluts" "bitches" and such every other sentence. I get that Ganondorf hates the Goddesses - but I think having him call them sexist slurs is extremely distasteful. There are other ways an author can protray his hate for them, or any other male/female character portraying hate for another character.
7. Do you have any crackships?
Just about every ship of mine is crack in some way or another. I think the only ones that aren't crack are ByaHisa and ZeLink.
8. Do you have any ships you don’t like or used to but don’t anymore?
How many times have I answered this? This gets asked a lot. Anyway:
I used to like ByaRen but ended up hating it, thanks to the sheer amount of crappy fics that ship has, or how they're portrayed, even in good fics. Then there's the fact that it's all I ever see when searching for Byakuya fic. Basically, the more I tried to like it/get into it, the more I ended up hating it thanks to fandom.
For the ones I don't like: So many. Right now it's these ones:
GhiraDemiLink (it exists, don't look it up)
Ghirahim/freaking everyone, I'm not joking, people ship him with EVERYONE. (everyone but female characters, might I clarify)
Byakuya/anyone but Hisana or Yoruichi
Crack ships that make absolutely no sense or logic, or seem like someone just went "LOL character A/character B just cause!" Basically, crack ships that are even crackier than what crackships normally are. I'll buy a crackship if you can make it work within the boundaries of canon. Otherwise, forget it.
Further examples of crackships mentioned above:
Ghirahim/Pipit: Ghiahim can't even travel to Skyloft, Pipit has never set eyes on The Surface and likely only did AFTER Ghirahim was defeated. Both characters don't even know the other exists. This makes absolutely no damned sense at all. It's one of those "LOL just cause" pairings.
Byakuya/Nanao: I think Byakuya would respect her for her attitude and for being such a hard worker, but anything beyond that boggles my mind. It's one of those "hmmm sounds nice but couldn't really work" pairings.
Basically, I hate a lot more pairings than I love.
9. Are there any kinks you love to read? Any you avoid?
Oh boy I feel the judgmental eyes on me:
Kinks I love: asphyxiophilia, bondage, dirty talk, hair pulling/grabbing, biting, scratching, toys, orgasm denial...the list goes on. However, aside from asphyxiophillia, most of these kinks are rather "normal."
Kinks I avoid: Shaming, blackmail, noncon, dubcon, torture, bloodplay, incest, minors, pedophilia, shota/lolita, orgies...etc. If a fic even HINTS at these, I’m out of there.
10. Do you prefer to read fanfics in first, second, or third-person POVs? To write?
Third person. I don't mind first person if done well, but I would rather read third person. I always avoid second person. Always. I always write in third person.
11. Do you read exclusively NC-17 fanfics, or will you read any rating?
Anything at or below NC-17. Basically, no R rated stuff.
12. What’s the latest you’ve stayed up reading a fanfic? Writing one?
I have absolutely no idea. Too late. Way too late.
13. Is there a website you’re partial to when you search for fanfiction, or do you more read whatever you can get your hands on? When it comes to writing, is there a website you prefer to use for publishing your fanfics?
I prefer LJ for searching for quality-fics, but I prefer ff.net if I'm looking for fics I couldn't find on LJ, e.g, GhiraZel fics (an extremely rare pairing). However, I rarely, rarely, rarely read fic anymore. For publishing, I like ff.net and LJ equally, though I get a lot more reviews on ff.net.
14. How long have you been “18”?
Since I was like, 10-11. I clearly remember stumbling on my first NC-17 rated fic when I was about 10. I found it again a while ago, and went "hahaha this shit is TAME compared to stuff I read now!"
15. Are there any plot ideas you want to either do or see someone else do?
Oh boy....let me narrow it down to two:
First, an AU in which Ghirahim wins (kills Link, takes over Hyrule, yadda yadda) but PLOTTWIST: Doesn't revive Demise and takes Zelda as his own. This could either go non-sexual or so fucked-up-sexual-it's-not-even-funny. I wouldn't mind either way. In the end, though, Zelda HAS to kill him. HAS TO.
Second, an AU in which Hisana doesn't die.
16. Do you associate certain songs with certain ships or fanfics? If you could make a playlist for your OTP(s), which songs would be on there?
Holy fucknuts, another question where I don't know where to begin. I'll narrow it down to my two favorite ships:
"Princess of China" by Coldplay and Rhianna.
"Love Games" by Lady Gaga
"About Her" by Malcolm McLaren
"Run" by Uh Huh Her
"Dance without you" by Skylar Gray
"Disentigration" by Papercutz
"Dark Walz" by Hayley Westenra
"Seduction" from the Legend soundtrack
"Monster" by Lady Gaga
"Come away to the water" by Maroon 5
"Black vow" from Vocaloid
17. Do you follow any RPs? Do you RP?
18. What’s on your fanfiction rec list?
As I said earlier, I rarely read fic anymore. However, here are some authors I’d rec ATM:
impa on reversecho (though she prefers reviews on her ff.net account).
Chaotic Serenity from LJ