"airbenders are able to warm themselves with only their breathing"
ok so this explains why katara and sokka were bundled up in parkas galore while aang was just walking around in his little jump suit like it was a perfect summer evening. I’m so glad this was cleared up. I literally thought Aang’s optimistic attitude is what kept him warm, heavens.
when I started shipping it if I did: not until I wandered into the fandom, I don’t think. but then I was like YES GOOD I WILL SHIP THIS.
my thoughts: the thing about this ship is that their canon friendship is JUST THE MOST AMAZEBALLS WONDERFUL PERFECT THING. honestly making them fall in love and have crazy sex is just icing on the crazy-delicious cake that is their friendship. they’re best best BEST friends, they look out for each other and make fun of each other and know each other so well.
What makes me happy about them: nicknames.
What makes me sad about them: literally nothing. they’re my go-to feelgood ship.
things done in fanfic that annoys me: mmm I haven’t read a ton of tokka stuff, especially not in a while, and nothing’s coming to mind. I’m sure I have something :p
things I look for in fanfic: Toph cursing a lot and calling Sokka irritating nicknames. Sokka being a huge dorkus. Toph pretending she’s too proud to have feefees. Toph playing hard-to-get. sweaty, rough sex. °˖ ✧◝(⊙‿⊙)◜✧˖ °
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: SOKKA AND SUKI. Sokka and Suki are absolutely wonderful for each other! they deserve each other! blessings on their heads! as for Toph, I’m totally cool with her doing her own thing and idk I guess Katara would be really good for her.
My happily ever after for them: canon-wise I don’t really want Sokka to father Toph’s children but to be a constant figure in their life. shipping-wise? Toph and Sokka live together for a while before Sokka’s like “we gotta get married Toph” and she’s like “ok fine” and eventually they probably have a couple kids. idk I’m more interested in their “here and now” young fun relationship.
who is the big spoon/little spoon: they switch constantly
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: drinking (of course that often leads to sexual activity)
How I feel about this character: DO NOT TOUCH ME. no but where to start. I’m just a big stupid mama bear about Jake. he has Cassie and Marco to support him and all, but WHO PROTECTS HIM WHILE HE’S TRYING TO PROTECT EVERYONE ELSE? THAT’S RIGHT, NOBODY. he’s such a cute dork, he’s such a fucking DAD, making stupid jokes that no one laughs at and being exasperated when everyone’s flying off-topic. and how fucking good he is at his role - he’s not perfect and he fucks up a lot but at his core? I cry every time I read the scene with negotiations with the Andalite military at the end of the series. he’s so diplomatic as he tells them “no, this was our fight that we won and you fucked us over and you’re not going to take over and fuck up our planet like you did all those others” but he’s so steady and diplomatic, and Jake is just so so steady at his core and I love it. and all six of them are so hurt by the war but there’s something about Jake’s hurt and trauma and how his choices haunt him that just especially makes me want to protect him from himself in those years after the war, he’s so depressed and hates himself so fully and it just activates every mothering instinct in me. but a lot of it is the dorky dad thing.
All the people I ship romantically with this character: I really only ship the canon ships in Animorphs, I’m not in this fandom for the romantic/sexual shipping, just ALL THE RELATIONSHIPS of which the romantic ones are part so yes Jake/Cassie.
My non-romantic OTP for this character: don’t ever ask me to decide between Jake/Marco and Jake/Aximili because my heart will collapse in on itself and I’ll just be a shell of a person with Jake’s name on my lips.
My unpopular opinion about this character: HE’S NOT BORING. FIGHT ME.
One thing I wish had happened with this character in canon: repercussions from his time as a controller. being infested by an antagonistic yeerk is traumatizing and violates you in your most private places, places where no human could ever hurt you. it occasionally gets a throwaway mention now and then in later books but I really wanted to see how that affected him as a person.
my OTP: Jake/Cassie didn’t we almost have it aaaaallllllll
my cross over ship: but I want to experience some Jake Berenson / Ponyboy Curtis.
a headcanon fact: I suck because I always come up blank when directly asked for Jake headcanons :p
@froth also said: 003- Eagle, Caldina, Lantis, Aska, Emeraude
BUT I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM!!! DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:
OKAY okay um. UM. I - Emeraude, so determined and so strong and so damn SAD and then there’s Eagle, EAGLE, so similar but not the same, not in the end, and I would cry over them for YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS and then there’s Lantis - OH LANTIS you make my head HURT trying to write you, you huge untalkative expressionless BALL OF ANGSTY EMOTIONS AND CONFLICTING LOYALTIES AND WISH TO DO THE RIGHT THING but you can’t you CAN’T you can’t watch your brother destroy himself but after you’ve run away you’re SET on doing the right thing even if it means that Eagle - that Eagle might -
And Caldina. CALDINA! CALDINA ‘I AM TOO AWESOME TO RISK MYSELF FOR THE SAKE OF THIS FIGHT’, Caldina ‘I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO CARE FOR PEOPLE THAT STRONGLY (AND I’M TOTALLY NOT ABOUT TO ADOPT A LITTLE BROTHER WHO BADLY NEEDS KINDNESS THROUGH SHEER STUBBORN /BEING THERE/ BECAUSE WHO TALKS ABOUT EMOTION ANYWAY)’. Caldina of OH THERE’S NO REASON AT ALL I STAYED NOPE not even this huge blushing idiot behind me who I never even tried to save but who somehow wants me to stay all the same.
And ASKA - ASKA, YOU BRAT, YOU DARLING DARLING BRAT, making ChangAng’s life a MISERY but at the same time OH the glimpses of the woman you could become - strong and true to yourself and never, ever giving way to the world, and this shy boy you keep beside you, whose knowledge you admire so much you give up on ever hoping to learn, who you believe in so much that GIANT SANGYUNG is your idea of OVERWHELMING AWESOME -
……….HOW AM I EVER TO CHOOOOOOOOOOSE DDDDDDDDDDDD:
OKAY okay right. MOSTEST FOREVER IN MY HEART to I STILL LOVE YOU HONEST YOUR DAY SHALL COME FORGIVE ME:
……………………….OKAY WAIT THAT’S ALREADY WRONG CALDINA EMERAUDE EAGLE ASKA LANTIS - NO, EMERAUDE OH EMERAUDE MY HEART THEN LANTIS EAGLE CALDINA ASKA - WAIT -
………………………………………………..I DON’T LIKE THIS QUESTION *SQUISHES THEM ALL AND REFUSES TO PICK*
when I started shipping it if I did: early November 2000. basically right away.
my thoughts:ummMMM it’s very hard because they’re my oldest OTP um gosh. they’re just so so good for each other. like it’s so obvious I have trouble explaining it. I love how in the manga what really takes Ferio about Fuu is her cleverness and resourcefulness and her strength of heart. Fuu is very humble but so confident in who she is. Ferio’s also confident in who he is. they both like themselves, know themselves. they’re both a little sly and clever, both grounded but very free, like tall grass in a field. people tend to say they’re opposites but those people are really only looking at a very superficial level of the characters. they’re more alike than different. it’s precious how their idiolects contrast though, I love it.
What makes me happy about them: jesus christ everything.
What makes me sad about them: oh ohh my favorite sad!fuurio trope is the fact that if Ferio hadn’t had to lose Emeraude, he’d’ve never met Fuu. if his sister had been a good Pillar, the Knights never would’ve been summoned. and he knows this. and Fuu asks him if it was worth losing his sister to gain her and he literally cannot even answer a question like that. (ﾉ˘⌣˘)ﾉ
things done in fanfic that annoys me: Fuu never instigating anything ever and being at the mercy of Ferio’s flirting. like, yaeh she’s easily flustered but especially once they’re comfortable with each other.. damn have you read the manga? Fuu is a sly little thing, she’s coy and borderline flirtatious herself their entire first meeting. OH and Fuu growing her hair really long, don’t do that, goddammit.
things I look for in fanfic: Ferio getting flustered/blushy. lots of hand-touching. Fuu being coy and flirtatious. Ferio being observant to the very subtle cues of her moods. Fuu’s interest in programming languages.
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: I would give either of them to Umi for safekeeping. I’m not opposed to Ferio/Ascot either, that would be precious.
My happily ever after for them: Fuu goes to college to get her degrees, because it’s her dream, it’s for herself. then she moves to Cephiro. eventually they have a daughter who takes more after Ferio and they live a superlong Cephiran life together (and Fuu figures out how to bring computers to Cephiro so she can keep programming)
who is the big spoon/little spoon: Ferio is the big spoon but sometimes he likes to rest his head on her chest and she plays with his hair til they fall asleep (/ω＼)
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: long walks in the Palace gardens because they both feel so alive around lots of trees.
I failed at adding 001 on the last ask WHATEVER I FAIL this is AN ALTERNATIVE (or an extra!) 002 - FERIO if I got in before anyone else. XD
002 | FERIO MY BABY (/∇＼*)｡o○♡
How I feel about this character: this is really not the time or place to write a book about my love for Ferio. I love him, is the long and short of it. I love his stupid shaggy hair and gold eyes and how short he is and how he can be gentle and abrasive, tender and sarcastic. I love the things that haunt him and the things that give him joy. I love that he is supposed to be a figurehead with duties and shit but he’d rather climb trees and eat apples and sleep. I love his sense of humor and duty, and his dumb little butt. I love that he’s a big stupid dork.
All the people I ship romantically with this character: in seriousness, only Fuu but I’m very open to him with Umi if the whole Fuu thing is handled with care. actually I’m open to him with just about anyone because I’m all about sharing the Ferio booty love and I’m just interested in seeing how crack!pairings would pan out. but at the end of the day, Fuu and jokingly Umi.
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Ferio/Umi all day every day. DRINKING BUDDIES FOREVER.
My unpopular opinion about this character: I don’t care how long he’s been alive, he’s such a freaking virgin.
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I hate how we lost so much of sly!Ferio in MKR2 (both the anime and manga). I think he was just preoccupied of course, but I very much missed that.
my OTP: Ferio/Fuu. Fuu/Ferio. fuurio. I will go down with this ship jesus they’re so fucking cute let me just die.
my cross over ship: AU where Ferio rents a video from Gokuraku and Ai Amano comes out of his TV. it’d be very similar to VIdeo Girl Ai except with Ferio and wow I would pay money for this, I think.
a headcanon fact: have a few~ if he’s taken off his gloves, he feels very safe and comfortable and relaxed. he’s not usually ticklish except when Fuu’s sleep-tickling him. he’s good at juggling. he always sleeps on his back. he doesn’t much like to read. his worst scars are one across his chest and one long one down his back.
I feel that Fuu/Ferio shall probably be asked by others so IDK UM UM CALDINA/LAFARGA???
someone had better ask for them
001 | CALDINA/LAFARGA (ﾉ´∀`)ﾉ ~♡
when I started shipping it if I did: probably not until I read the manga and started thinking about the characters outside of that. I was aware of them being a couple from reading countless spoilers on the internet before I got that far, and it didn’t click for me watching MKR2, either, it felt contrived. but Lafarga’s a bit warmer in the manga, and just from character babbling/meta in the community, it clicked for me.
my thoughts: they’re really good for each other! Caldina could never be with someone who wasn’t as hot as she is, and Lafarga’s quite the beefcake. she’s incredibly extroverted and he’s totally stoic but they both have this quiet strength of character and conviction and loyalty. Caldina is determinedly loyal and supportive, and I think she’s just an amazing partner for Lafarga.
What makes me happy about them: they’re hysterical. Caldina doesn’t bother filtering much of what she says so much of the Palace knows about Lafarga’s sex life (which is great and never, ever dull, not with Caldina), to his chagrin, but he’s so proud that he just pretends he doesn’t care.
What makes me sad about them: they never talk about how working for Zagato affected them, especially Lafarga, who does a good job of hiding the trauma of having been made into a puppet. but it affects him a lot. Caldina knows though, and sometimes he has bad nights and even though he never says what’s bothering him, she knows, and she doesn’t say anything, she just soothes him in whatever way.
things done in fanfic that annoys me: giving Caldina a poorly-done Southern Accent (I prefer her speech to be more like Valley Girl). and just general lack of Lafarga. I know he’s kind of just an occasionally-talking statue in most of canon but hey, work with him and he’s really great.
things I look for in fanfic: Caldina flustering him in public. (ノ︶ω︶)ノ
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: mostly I like Caldina and Presea to be besties, but if not for Lafarga I’d put those two together romantically in a heartbeat. they just get each other. Lafarga is so much hardeerrr I have to think… my heart says Geo. actually it’s not my heart. my gut instinct is to put him with Geo because oh my the testosterone involved. Lafarga/Lantis hatemance?
My happily ever after for them: living at the Cephiro Palace with a half-dozen kids
who is the big spoon/little spoon: Lafarga is like three times Caldina’s size so he usually is but sometimes on those bad nights she curls up against his back and it’s not the same as being held (since she can only barely get her arms around him) but it’s nice for him to be able to curl into himself and have her just being there, protecting him from himself.
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: do they have one? probably cards. as we’ve established, Lafarga is the best bluffer so he usually wins (Caldina would read him the riot act if she caught him “letting” her win).
Fuu sitting by herself and listening to music with headphones and then Ferio finds her and he tries to talk to her and when she doesn’t answer he gets confused and then very carefully touches her shoulder and she jumps a little bit but pulls one of her headphones out and Ferio’s just like “What is that” and so she offers him her right headphone and Ferio’s confused but he takes it and together they listen to some of her music.
Then, a few days later, Fuu’s humming something to herself and without thinking, Ferio starts singing the words and then they just sit there singing together.
So I haven’t touched WWD since spring of 2013 but hopefully I can get my shit motivated enough to work on it again soon since I’m 30k into it (ugh I’ve since improved in my writing but it’s not bad and I’m not about to rework 30k)
I’m trying to decide how much I want to tone down the butt-touching subplot (see: Fuu/Ferio intimacy development) because, well, it’s a fanfic. that’s what a lot of people want to read (I know I do). but I don’t want to alienate the people who came for the overarching gen plot. trying to balance that, oy.
in the meantime have one of my favorite little scenes.
also I like how the first three times we see all four senshi together, Venus is treated/presented in a slightly different manner from the other three. which gives me hope that she might be treated as the leader of the inner senshi (Usagi as the princess, Minako as the leader of the princess’ soldiers) and like she’s just really special to me okay
(when we see their four planetary symbols, the first three’s burst into their attack element, while Venus’ is just swirling in the cosmos, then in the two sets of up-close shots of the senshi as they feel despair and then reborn hope, Venus is far away from the camera, looking away from the viewer, as opposed to the intimate shots of Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. I’m seriously just speculating/hoping, I don’t think there’s necessarily anything that truly suggests Venus will be a little more special, but a fangirl can hope okay)