... July 7th? I totally forgot, today is Mokuba's birthday.
I think I just took one of these five questions memes very recently, so I'm not sure I could already think of five new questions to ask everyone. XD; But here's my answers to what nuitsongeur
asked me. ^^ If anyone really wants more questions, let me know and I'll see if I can think of some.1. Do you prefer RP or fanfiction writing?
It depends. RP is actually sometimes an exercise for fic-writing, because it allows for interaction with others and gives insight into other versions of characters I might write in fics. Then I sometimes am introduced to ideas concerning them that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. So RPs can help improve my writing. And RPs are also just plain fun. I love the interaction. But RPs can also only continue while the other players are around, while fics can be written at any time. And since there are other players, compromises sometimes have to be made in what to do with the characters and the plot. Overall, I probably prefer fics a little more, because I can fully explore and develop my own verses.2. What is your OTP, of any fandom, friendship-wise?
Only one friendship OTP? Oooh, what to pick.... I'm not sure I have any one I love more than any other, since when my attention is focused on a specific one, it's the one I'm most enthused about at that time. But then I focus on others and the circle goes on.
At this particular time, for YGO I am most interested in Duke and David. I really wish David would have turned up more in canon. The scene between him and Duke in the upper room of the Black Crown was so intriguing. What interests me most is that Duke confided in him about his true motives. And David was actually bold enough, or stupid enough, or something, to tell Duke he may have gotten in over his head. And of course the infamous "Otogi-chan"/"Dukey-boy" nicknames. No one could get away with that if Duke didn't trust him. (Well, of course Pegasus gets away with all kinds of silly nicknames for everyone, but that's different.) And it would be very asinine to call your new boss a silly nickname if you didn't know him well. Duke ignores the nicknames in both versions, suggesting that it's something he's used to. Especially note how tense he is in the dub; he tells David never to question him. If he was going to be mad about the nickname, that would have been a good place to insert a scolding for that, as well.
For Princess Tutu, I love the dynamics between Fakir, Autor, and Ahiru. But I also love pairing them off and exploring the friendships between Fakir and Autor and Autor and Ahiru. Of course, Fakir and Ahiru interaction is also very much enjoyed by me. So far I mostly explore the friendship angle, though I have mentioned off and on that they have other feelings for each other. They're pretty young for anything serious, though (especially if Ahiru is around 13), and I'd rather not have romance as a driving factor in my fics, so I largely leave that alone.
At the moment, I've been extremely focused on Autor and Ahiru friendship. They have barely any canon interaction, but there's so much interesting potential. I think Ahiru could come to like Autor in time, especially seeing his kinder side. The follow-up seems to indicate that Autor has softened towards her; he addresses her as "Ahiru-kun" and acts friendly towards her. And while I don't accept the actual events of the follow-up into my canon, the characters' personalities and feelings themselves I do indeed embrace. And it would just be too horribly sad if Autor thinks of Ahiru as a friend and she never reciprocates.
In my timeline, Ahiru does come to like him and is trying to reach out to him in friendship. He is afraid of forming friendships, and covers that up by saying he doesn't need that sort of thing, but deep down he has thought of her as a friend for some time. He eventually recognizes that and their relationship deepens to the point where they decide they have familial feelings towards each other.3. Which character in YGO do you identify more with?
Oooh. Hmmm. I remember the days of Aubrie saying she associated Alister with me, and he certainly has been one I've closely identified with. Blunt and serious and with an apparent interest in impersonations. He acts tough, but deep down he's still a frightened, hurting boy.
Bakura, also, is one I can identify with in some ways. Quiet and reserved, but always full of surprises and a love of eating. LOL.
I guess overall, though, there's no one whom I identify with extremely, especially when the majority of the cast has had all some tragedy in their lives. I probably most closely identify with the ones who have lived relatively normal lives up to the start of the show, like Yugi, Tea, and Tristan.4. When writing h/c, do you prefer writing the angstiest scene or, rather, the scene where everything gets better, if that happens?
I prefer writing the darkest part, either the onset of the scene or the pain and anguish that follows. I love the joyous part at the end, but I sometimes find it hard to write. XD; When I write blurbs, sometimes the happy ending never comes. Characters die a lot more frequently in blurbs than in fics. Or at least they seem to die. LOL. They might actually revive were I to continue the blurbs.5. Have you ever seen Avatar: the Last Airbender? If so, what are your thoughts on it? If not, I highly suggest it- it seems like something you would enjoy. :D
I have not seen it, but I've meant to try it! It seems very interesting.