Short version: I don’t really subscribe to OTPs because I don’t like limiting myself. Why have them bone when person when they can bone them all? But if I had to pick one OTP where I was only allowed to fangirl for one pairing for the rest of my life, it would be Venus/Kunzite.
Now as to why I love them… gah, there is so much my brain kind of froze for a minute.
Maybe I should start by saying I like playing around with all the Senshi/Shitennou pairings (provided the Shitennou don’t really resemble their anime personalities at all - especially Jadeite). The manga is nice because it gives you broader strokes in terms of interpreting the Shitennou. I disagree with the criticism that the manga’s characterization is weaker or underdeveloped; I just think it’s more subtle. Quite a bit of characterization also comes from Naoko’s notes, not to mention some kind of weird fanon hive mind. Like how Jadeite somehow wound up being the goofy manchild? I actually have a theory for how that happened, but THIS IS NOT THE TIME.
But while I like playing with the Senshi/Shitennou pairings, Venus/Kunzite is the one I throw most of my support behind. For one thing, it’s actually canon (well, canon-ish given how its presented to us in the Sailor V manga, but I choose to interpret that scene in a way that makes it canon). Granted, I don’t need canon to make me ship characters (‘never actually met in canon? NOT A PROBLEM!’), but since Senshi/Shitennou can be kind of divisive because ‘it’s only based on a picture’ I feel the need to mention it. This is probably silly.
Notice how I keep circling the point here? I HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS I DON’T KNOW HOW TO START.
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do you ever go back to reread/rewatch stuff and when you see the rough beginnings of your otp eyeing each other disdainfully, wow? wow. they have no idea ok. they are so unprepared for this hot mess, and you are just sitting there filled with incandescent joy because you know how disgusting they’re gonna become. kids i’m so proud of your gross future together
So, I was in the middle of searching for how long Keke Palmer will be on Broadway as Cinderella. Gotta get my ticket. I scrolled down and saw this first comment:
The reach with this one disneyfied ass tale. They, however, have no problem whitewashing different races and ethnicities and see our disdain as sensitive and “reverse racist.” Case in point: Exodus - God and Kings, the new British-American biblical movie set in Egypt, that has caused uproar and boycotts:
Apparently these are acceptable…
Lemme not go over the post limit. This is just a handful that scratch the surface.
………………cinderellas……….earliest…………origins………..have……been……..:..traced…………to…..10th century China……….chinese………….cinderella……..white brain malfunction
Speaking of which: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Xian
“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”—Brian Lord.org (via boysncroptops)