liulfrkeahi said: which one’s the fourth live second day one?It might be the one you bought.
Ah. Well there’s no Glass no Hanazono performance, so I guess at the least it wouldn’t be a waste of money since I will have a performance that’s Nozomi-centric
WHAT ARE THEY DOING
liulfrkeahi said: So much yes to your reasons on the notp. I'd just like to add along your lines of "why mash them up with men when they are proving they are strong independent girls who can do anything and everything without them": its ridiculously heteronormative. If the fans really want them to "shine" and be happy by being in a relationship, why not with the very friends they fought alongside and grew to love first? Why do they have to be with men. #reinako forever
Word about the heteronormativity of those pairings as a whole. I don’t begrudge anyone who ships them or anything, because we all have our own unique tastes, but…it does not appeal to me in any way shape or form.
TBH though, I kind of side-eye relationships in all mediums pretty hard. Especially in shows - because for some reason, when characters are in romantic relationships, all of their other relationships tend to suffer. I don’t think I’ve hidden the fact that above everything, it’s the Senshi’s friendships that I’m really here for. So those friendships being thrown under the bus in the name of ‘love’ is just something I am very, very sensitive/defensive about.
That’s also why I literally hate ALL main character relationships. They’re so very rarely done in a way that doesn’t hurt or get in the way of other relationships, I usually wind up getting hella frustrated and resentful of main couples. Especially since my favorite characters tend to be secondary main characters - not the heroes of the story, but the ‘sidekicks’.
crunchbuttsteak said: What are some of your NOTP's?
HAHA I HAVE SO MANY.
Okay. Well, let’s begin with Sailor Moon because I think that’s the easiest for me. I dunno if you guys have noticed, but I really, really don’t like Shitennou/Senshi pairings. Like…really.
I started off trying to like them, that’s the funny part! I tend to like antagonistic relationships (used to/still ship Draco/Hermione, sorry not sorry) so in theory the pairings ought to work for me, but they really…don’t. It’s like, the thing is the Shitennou really HAVEN’T been shown anything in any of the mediums (anime, manga, and live actions) to actually work for shipping, imo. The bit that HAS been shown usually is them being dicks looking out to lay waste to the world, whether that’s because they’re under Beryl’s control or not. And they don’t even particularly associate with the girls in even suggestive ways, except for a few very select and very specific cases (hints of Kunzite/Venus in Sailor V, Nephrite/Mercury in PGSM, etc).
So then, why do people like these pairings so much? Because of that ONE cover with them standing next to each other? That leads me to my next huge complaint about them - it feels so much like they get put together JUST because there’s four of them and they’re pretty boys and, fuck it, why not have a complete Moon/Earth set? A lot of the times it totally feels like they’re just being paired up because they’re the most accessible guy/girl pairings and I can’t abide by that.
I can’t abide by anything less than the very best for these girls, because they ARE the very best and they deserve the very very best. (Also, I think introducing such a heavy-handed romantic aspect in the show would take away from the girl power/independent warrior women/friendship forever themes which is fucking CRIMINAL so nope not happening.)
Besides. On a selfish note, I totally think it flies in the face of characterization for some of them (coughREIcough). I just don’t like Rei with any guys, whatsoever. It just doesn’t feel right. To me she’s either asexual or a lesbian. She reads like that in the manga, she reads like that in PGSM, and that’s my Rei forever.
I also don’t really like Senshi/Starlights pairings but it’s not quite as ‘NOTP’ie, because they never fit. Like, Ami doesn’t need someone like Taiki because she virtually IS a Taiki - the reserved, bookish character. They’re not complimentary. Same thing with Yaten/Minako. Minako’s already a dramaqueen obsessed with looks and the spotlight, she doesn’t need Yaten hogging it too. The only exception to this rule is Seiya/Usagi, but to be honest that’s probably because I can ship Usagi with virtually anyone and not have any issues, she’s just that person.
UHM. Sorry for soapboxing. But some of my NOTPs from other fandoms include Steve/Tony from Marvel, Ron/Hermione from HP, and Magma/Mephisto from Marvel.
What about you guys!? Tell me some of your NOTPs in a reblog or an ask!
THIS. FUCKING THIS.
THIS IS WHY I HATED THE ANIME REI SO MUCH.
THEY MADE HER THIS BOY CRAZY FAME FANATIC WHEN SHE’S ACTUALLY THE MOST DISTANT FROM ALL OF THAT
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