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Six Pairings I Like:

1. Gin/Kira
2. Shuuhei/Kira
3. Kira/Momo
4. Kensei/Shuuhei
5. Kensei/Mashiro
6. Renji/Kira


Three Ships I've Abandoned:

7. Ishida/Orihime
8. Renji/Rukia
9. Gin/Kira set beyond SS

Three Ships I've Never Liked:

10. Histugaya/Momo
11. Aizen/Momo
12. Gin/Hitsugaya

Two Ships that have Piqued my Interest:

13. Starrk/Lilynette
14. Tatsuki/Orihime

The questions:

#1. Why do you dislike #11 so much?

I absolutely love Momo, and the Momo we see during the academy is wonderful. I hate Aizen for what he did to Momo, I honestly do. I do not believe that she would have become as dependant on him as she did without him actively encouraging it and subtly leading her towards absolute devotion. She’s stronger for going through what she did, but I wish she hadn’t had to. I wish she’d gone into Hitsugaya’s division and learnt to be a strong, independent shinigami, rather than have most of fandom hate her for being ‘weak’. I’m all for angst pairings, but what this one does to Momo… Most, if not all, of this that I’ve seen completely wrecks Momo’s character, for me, and I just can’t read it.

#2. Who do you know that ships #13?

Erm… I don’t know? Do any of you guys ship it? I like it, because Lilynette’s so angry and hilarious with him, and Starrk’s flashback made me cry. They deserve love, dammit!

#3. What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3?

Haha… For Izuru and Momo… I have to admit, I do like writing angst fic about Momo thinking Izuru was involved with Gin and had something to do with Aizen leaving, and about the horrible guilt Izuru had over leaving her to Aizen, but ideal scenario…

That would be the moment when Momo finally realises that Aizen left on his own, because he was evil, and that Izuru has been beside her the entire time, trying to make up for what he did and praying for her to get well. That moment where she sees clearly, and goes to find Izuru to apologise, and the two of them move forward together.


#4. What is your favourite moment for #1?

First off, Gin/Kira is, predominately, my angst ship. I like making them fluffy and domestic, too, but I love their angst. So… My favourite cannon moment for these guys, the moment when I first began to ship them so hard

“Tsuite oide, Izuru.”

It’s just… You can interpret this in so many ways. You can see Izuru as the loyal follower, or as someone who needs his captain’s help to pull himself out of his dark spiral. You can take this scene and make it dark and abusive, with Gin completely controlling Izuru and forcing him to do what he says. You can make it willing, Izuru absolutely loyal to his captain, or needing his help to pull himself out of these dark thoughts he’s been having. That was what I thought when I first saw it. My opinions have changed as my views of Izuru have, so this scene has history for me, too.

It just tells us so much about these two characters, when you look into it. Izuru buried in self loathing, absolutely hating himself for attacking Momo, and yet he still goes with Gin. For me, it would take someone incredibly strong, not weak, to do that. There’s just so much potential for angst with this scene.

#5. How long have you been following couple #6?

Ahh, gosh… In terms of the manga, since the academy. In real time… about a year? It just occurred to me one day, what great potential these two had. Renji’s such an insufferable dork, and Izuru’s calmness counter balances that wonderfully. They’re such firm friends, and their years in the academy provide so much material for them. It saddens me that there’s not more fic for them…

#6. What's the story with #8? What made you stop caring?

Mm… It’s not that I’ve stopped caring… It’s just, it’s been so long that we’ve seen much for them in cannon, and Kubo seems to definitely be leaning towards Ichi/Ruki… *sighs* This is one of those pairings that fans have turned me off. I get so sick of the endless fights over Ichigo, Orihime, Renji and Rukia. I adore the backstory for Renji/Rukia, but in fannon, I really love playing with other characters and Renji, and I just haven’t found much good fic for this pairing, so it’s kinda been pushed to one side…

#7. Which ship do you prefer--#2 or #4?

… Do I have to answer this one?

Rarg… um… Ken/Shuu or Shuu/Kira… Well see, I don’t see Ken/Shuu happening in cannon. It’s fun to play with in fannon and pretty damn hot but in cannon… I see Kensei very much as a mentor figure to Shuuhei, and I don’t think it’d happen. Shuu/Kira, on the other hand… There’s a fair bit of material for this in cannon, I feel. They definitely have a fantastic friendship going on, if nothing else, and it’s a very fun ship to play with, in cannon and in fannon. So, Shuu/Kira it is.

#8. You have the power to make one ship non-existent. Choose from #10 or #12.

Ok, I wouldn’t. I hate these pairings, but other people like them, and I don’t want to spoil their fun. But the reasons I hate them? Hitsugaya and Momo I love together as siblings. They have an amazing, hilarious and cute relationship going as siblings, and I can’t bring myself to see them as more. Besides which, having Hitsu as the protective older brother in Kira/Momo is far too much fun XD

And Gin/Hitsugaya? *shudders* This pairing is creepy. Everyone knows what Gin’s into, you can tell immediately. And Hitsugaya, while I know he’s about 100 years old, looks 12. I have a real problem shipping Hitsugaya/anyone because of this, and Gin/Hitsugaya? I just can’t do that.


#9. What interests you about #14?

Tatsuki’s just so protective of Orihime, and they know each other so well. I think they’d make a really great couple, as they’re such awesome friends, and they know each other really well. If Orihime wasn’t quite so hung up on Ichigo… Well, I think she’d see how often Tatsuki’s been there for her, and, I dunno, maybe there’s something going on there with Tatsuki already?

#10. When did you stop liking #7?

I toyed with Ishida/Orihime for a while, and I did like it, but Orihime’s goodbye to Ichigo kind of really makes it impossible for me to ship her with anyone else it made me cry so much, which is also why I don’t ship Tatsuki/Orihime right now. Ishida and Orihime would be pretty dorky and happy together, but for these characters, I tend not to have any pairings other than what’s ‘cannon’ and that chapter made Orihime’s feelings for Ichigo pretty ‘cannon’. Whether he returns them or not? I don’t know.

#11. Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the series?

Well… no. XD Not even my interest in the pairing.

I cannot ship Gin and Izuru together in anything set after the Soul Society arc. What Gin did to Izuru at the end of that arc was absolutely horrible. He betrayed him and stabbed him in the back at least three times over the course of those events, and, worse, he made him turn against one of his oldest and dearest friends twice and be very nearly responsible for her death. If anything, Izuru is going to be so incredibly angry at Gin right now, and after doing these things to him, there’s no way Izuru will ever forgive him.


#12. What's a song that reminds you of #5?

Hmm… Well, I love this pairing because Mashiro completely pisses Kensei off, but he loves her all the same. They’re such opposites, but they balance each other out. It’d be a song about a ditz and her protector.

Somebody suggest me a Kensei/Mashiro song!

#13. Which of these ships do you love the most right now?

*sighs*

Gin/Kira was my original OTP. Shuu/Kira is dorky and so much love. I think Shuu/Izuru/Renji comes second, and Izuru/Renji/Momo has to come first, because of my undying love for the academy trio, and the dork that is Renji getting teased by Izuru and Momo, Izuru getting so flustered around Momo and the dynamics all three have together.

*totally cheated there*

#14. Which do you dislike the most?

Of the pairings? But I love them… I suppose my least loved would be Kensei/Shuuhei, if only because I can’t see it working very well in cannon.


#15. If you could have any of these pairings double date, who would they be?

Haha. Um. Kensei/Mashiro and Shuuhei/Izuru. Mashiro and Shuu would get slightly drunk and irritate the heck out of their respective partners who would be off in a corner griping about how their dorky partners cause them so much worry.

#16. Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes.

*laughs* No, but they’ve been really rather BFF-y recently, and there’s been a lot of material for the fans to work with.

#17. Did #4 have a happy ending? Do you think one is likely?

They haven’t met again yet XD Kensei doesn’t, technically, know Shuu exists right now. As a pairing? I don’t think they’ll have a happy ending. As a mentor/student pair? Yeah, once they meet up again :3

#18. What would make you start shipping #14?

Orihime getting over Ichigo…

#19. If only one could happen, which would you prefer--#2 or #6?



Mm… I honestly can’t say. Both have their good and bad points. Shuu and Izuru might fit together better, but Izuru and Renji are such dorks together and have a lot of fun, so… Sorry, can’t choose XD

#20. You have the power to decide the fate of #10.

Rangiku suggests it and they both go “Ew!” and unequivocally declare that they are brother and sister and would never do this.

Date: 2009-12-05 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceestar.livejournal.com
#16. Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes.

*laughs* No, but they’ve been really rather BFF-y recently, and there’s been a lot of material for the fans to work with.


*snickers* This really made me laugh XDD
I'd like to see some more BFF-ing though please, I hate how the animators and Kubo both tease us with a little and then rip it away!

I did this a long time ago, might do it again~

Date: 2009-12-08 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] visualcomplex.livejournal.com
I know why I like Kira, but as an even bigger fan, why do you like him as much as you do? *curious* :)
Edited Date: 2009-12-08 08:41 am (UTC)

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