I’ve started reading Fruits Basket
again and I am at the point where I am literally crying and not from sadness but from rage of being unable to go into the manga and choke Akito. ( Cut for Haru and Rin spoilers )
Seriously. While I hate Akito the most for what he did to Kyo and Yuki (especially Kyo), hating him for what he did to Rin and Haru comes a close second. And Hatori third and Kureno fourth, and Kisa fifth. Oh whatever. I just hate Akito. Shigure is INSANE for having a thing for Akito. Seriously cuckoo nuts. I am very unhappy Akito got to live at the end without being murdered in a gruesome fashion.
I’ve also been looking for some Haru/Rin fanfic (and I found some decent ones! This
is my favorite one. This one
is also good. This one
is an awesome collection of drabbles, some of which are AU because it was written before FB ended, but still super awesome). While Kyo/Tohru is THE otp for me in FB, Rin/Haru comes close. The only thing I like more than bubbly girl and messed up boy, is the strong, stubborn messed up girl, trying desperately to protect the awesome, good guy she is in love with and breaking his heart in the process. *stabs Akito in the face*
I also did find a Rin/Kagura femmeslash fic. Bwaaaah? I don't mind people writing UC pairing fics, even if the fic is against one of my fave OTPs but how do you get those characters to that point? Fine, Rin I can see doing anything if she thought she had to (hell, she offered to sleep with Shigure in exchange for breaking the curse info, so she could free Haru) but Kagura? Bwaaaaah?
I am nostalgic about GetBackers
lately. (Is the manga completed btw?) It’s one of those awesome animes that is really a perfect combo of everything: fighting and ships, angst and humor. Complicated plots and silly side stories. And awesome awesome characters. Seriously, this is one of those animes which just crawls
with characters I love. Snarky, cynical, yet deeply decent Ban is totally my favorite (main reason I want to get the manga is because it has a lot more of his backstory) and Shido and Kazuki are tied for second, Shido with his completely reserved demeanor and the genuinely awesome and sweet Kazuki. But I adore most of the main and seconday characters more or less (Ginji is the exception. I like him OK, but I never found him interesting per se. He is too sunny and Polyannaish for me. Ginji-Ban interaction is totally awesome though and while I don’t, myself, I can totally see why people slash them). And it has some awesome women: Himiko is tough as nails and sorta borderline anti-heroine antagonist (and was antagonist when the story started) and the gentle, unworldly Madoka who totally has uber-tough Shido wrapped around her finger. And Hevn who is pretty tough and clever herself and cheerful Natsumi.
And the ships are awesome too. Ban and Himiko pushes ALL my buttons. As in they grew up together for a bit, and now she hates him and wants to kill him for the death of her brother but he is all about protecting her, and he covers her with his shirt when her own is torn, and the thought of her in danger is enough to stop him in the middle of any fight and she is just so confused because she knows he killed her brother but every time she sees him, he is this awesome guy and…seriously. AWESOME. Actually, she might be the best fighter of the bunch, because even though her poisons might not be as effective as the powers of some of the others (though they are fearsome enough) her greatest power? Ban, arguably the best fighter of the bunch, will totally come and rip apart anyone who tries to harm her :D
And Shido/Madoka? *dies* He is taciturn and doesn’t know how to deal with people and is all alone and she is pure and good and innocent and he is wrapped around her little finger and she sees him as good and he’d die for her and…eeeee!
And Kazu/Juubei, one of my rare slash ships, but Kazu is so sweet and loyal and generous and Juubei is misguidedly loyal and thickheaded and they literally override reality to save each other. *sigh*
I really should do a list of my fave anime ships.
P.S. Oooh, this
is a cute Shido/Madoka story with all the main GB cast thrown in.
I’ve also been looking for good Aoshi/Misao fic (from Rurouni Kenshin
). Aoshi is my fave character in RK aside from Kenshin himself. Of course, according to Mr. Mousie, I remind him of Misao in the cheerful hyperactivity, so does that mean I want to read self-insertion fic? Hmmm…is Mr. Mousie like Aoshi? Wll, he’s reserved, and believes in doing one's duty and about 11 feet taller than me, but hopefully he isn’t rampaging around the city with short swords…Heh.