October 29th, 2006

Enlightened

Somewhat random, but

I just realized that I tend to like pairings that involve a responsible, mature, intelligent guy and a "bad" girl who hates "normal" people. In my Pokemon fanfic, "The Dungeon," I was leading up to a pairing like this (Trey, the responsible Gym Leader x Shade, the creepy, antisocial, mischevious Dark-type trainer), and in my Nelly story, I've begun planning for Dzader/Julie to eventually happen. Dzader/Julie wasn't even in my original plans, but it just came to me suddenly when I was writing Chapter 4. It was like "Hey...this could get really interesting a few books from now."

Maybe it's because I know that my Detective Conan OTP (Conan/Haibara) will never be canon, and I'm trying to compensate subconsciously?

I guess the appeal to me is how the guy gets to be interested in the girl when she's such an odd person, and how the girl gets to be interested in the guy when she usually doesn't like people like him. It allows me to create quirks in the characters and how their personalities clash is pretty fun. It usually involves a lot of snarky banter.

The reason I'm thinking about this now is because last night I had a dream about a similar pairing. Collapse )

...And now that I've put it in writing, what an overdramatic shoujo-ish dream, omigawd. -__-; See? This is why I suck at romance.

EDIT: Also, I really hope this dream isn't telling me something about my love life, because what the girl did was still horrible, even if she was mostly succumbing to peer pressure.
Journey

Good times

I was just looking through some of my older posts and I came across this. That was from way back when episode 48 hadn't even aired in Japan yet. We had some really interesting discussions back then, like Homunculus Hunter Ed and everyone predicting that all the characters would be killed off in the end a la Wolf's Rain. fm_alchemist used to be so different.

This is why I don't plan on rewatching the last ten episodes of the anime any time soon. I want to keep the good memories. These days there's a greater chance that I'd look back on them critically- I made this mistake when I rewatched episode 26 some time ago. I also find this particular discussion interesting considering how in the manga, Ed and Al's progress usually brings them closer together, and Al's earlier characterization is rather different.

But still, I'm feeling nostalgic for the anime now. Maybe I'll rewatch eps. 40-42 when I get home for Thanksgiving, since those used to be my favorite. It's really too bad that the movie had to disappoint me like that.
Mostly Harmless

RANT

I think I just got spoiled for a major event in the new Avatar episode. For crying out loud people, not everyone has been able to see it on TurboNick or Youtube!! At least WARN for spoilers! >____<

And the reason that I haven't been able to watch it yet is because THE COMPUTER LAB WAS CLOSED THE WHOLE DAY. It was supposed to open at 1! It didn't. I kept checking back several times. It was supposed to close at 7. I went to check at 7 and it didn't even open before then. There was a girl who was also waiting and she had a paper to write. WTF PEOPLE! I asked at the media center and they said that apparently there were staffing problems. But JEEZ, they could have at least left a note that it'd be closed all day! Someone's not doing their job.

EDIT: What's worse is that the people at the IT Helpdesk are supposed to open it, which means they were absent the whole day too. I feel sorry for anyone if they were having computer troubles today.