korpi: (life is choices)
Ilona ([personal profile] korpi) wrote2010-12-19 07:56 pm


Reviving old memes, oh my. Anything to distract me from drawing Christmas cards, it seems.

If anyone still wants a card that will almost certainly take until after the holidays to arrive, PM me your address! I could use the practice.

Day 25: A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?

Note to self: adorable, I don't think it means what you think it means.
And I've clearly given up on trying to pick just one answer for these.

Well, this takes me back. Mad Hatter and Kurai (Cry?) from the manga Angel Sanctuary by the infamous Kaori Yuki.

It would never work in the longer term. Hatter is not made for dating (any attempt would end in tears and probably death) and neither is s/he Kurai's type. Besides, their ages and experiences are so different that they have nothing in common. Still, I think that both were at their best when around each other - they brought something completely new out in each other. Interesting.

Gwendolyn, valkyrie and the ~tragic~ princess of Ragnanival and King Onyx of.... the Volkenon Lava Pit? They are engaged for a time, but then plot happens.

Onyx has convinced himself to be quite in love, Gwendolyn is indifferent. I like this scenario because it makes Gwendolyn fight for her recognition as an individual while also not forcing her to prove herself to someone she actually cares about (which would be just cruel), rather than that recognition being given to her freely (which is a gentler fate, but also more boring). This way her story would make me satisfied. It would be terrible and glorious and beautiful, and it would end so horribly, which is only fitting for a story about the end of the world.

Fumi/Yasuko from Aoi Hana would have worked, I think, if the mangaka had cared to continue in that direction. As it is, childhood sweethearts triumph over new loves. Not that Ai and Fumi weren't cute, but they couldn't hold my interest either.

That's how it sometimes goes.

DAY 25: Favorite Cid?

This would be a fair question if Cid Highwind didn't exist.

My apologies, Doctor Cidolphus Demen Bunansa and Count Cidolfus Orlandeau. You too were crazy, special snowflakes.

(MegaTen: ....favourite Lucifer? I kind of liked the boobs thing, but the wheelchaired old man was the most effective one.)

( Questions )

[identity profile] shimizu-hitomi.livejournal.com 2010-12-20 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
I was actually disappointed Fumi/Yasuko didn't work out -- Yasuko definitely had issues, but I hoped (and still kind of hope) they'd be able to work them out with time. That said, I did like the anime take on Ah-chan/Fumi slightly better than the manga version, where I still can't feel much chemistry between the two as much more than friends.

[identity profile] kor-pi.livejournal.com 2010-12-20 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, "Ah-chan"....
.....orz my horrible name memory, at least it started with "A"

I liked their friendship a lot (especially with Fumi letting Akira in on her relationship with Yasuko, that was refreshing to see in an anime), but yeah, at least compared to what Fumi had with Yasuko, it did feel like Akira/Fumi was regressing on the "relationshipness" scale. At least it was sweet?

[identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com 2010-12-20 10:20 am (UTC)(link)
I found Fumi/Yasuko rather sweet, but I have to said that I almost felt relieved when they broke up. Maybe it would have worked under different circumstances, but I didn't like how Yasuko used Fumi, and her actions came off as very selfish to me. I still hope that we'll get to see her again in the manga though; it'd be nice to know if she has changed while she's been away. At least it seemed like she came to some insight before she left.

[identity profile] kor-pi.livejournal.com 2010-12-20 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that Yasuko's selfishness was understandable (not laudable, but understandable) in her situation, and that she really came to care about Fumi and that they could have built a genuine relationship had it not ended the way it did. Breaking up was certainly healthier to everyone involved, but I can't help but feel that it would have been more interesting if they had tried to solve their issues instead. But I do understand how going that way could have felt uncomfortable to some. And it might have been a more valuable experience to both as a temporary thing, in the end.