“I promise I’ll be there,” Peter spoke, and Tony over heard him on the phone. Tony leaned against the door frame to his office where Peter stood taking his phone call.
“Hey, I apologized for last time… I know… I can’t wait… I-I love you too. Bye” Peter hung up, a smile tugging at his lips. The boy looked absolutely love sick, it made Tony smile a little.
“Was that your girlfriend?” Tony asked as he walked in.
“Ah! Mr. Stark, how long were you right there?” Peter whirled around to look at Tony. Tony rose an eyebrow, his smile only growing.
“Not long. Tell me about the girl,” Tony sauntered into his office and sat behind his desk. Peter was absolutely red in the face and obviously looking for any way out of this conversation.
“What girl?” Peter played dumb.
“Come on, kid. You’ve got to be a better liar than that to fool me… unless it’s not a girl, which is fine. Tell me about them.”
Peter sighed and sat in one of the chairs on the other side of Tony’s desk. He was still obviously blushing, “She’s from my school, and we’ve been dating for a while.”
“Jesus, I don’t think I had a relationship that lasted longer than six days when I was your age. How do you do it?” Tony say up, suddenly fascinated by the conversation. He thought maybe this was a two week thing, something casual, and the ‘I love you’ that was exchanged was premature and naïve. However after learning the time frame of the relationship he had to rethink that; maybe it was sincere.
“She’s really great,” Peter mumbled, still obviously embarrassed.
“Well where are you taking this great girl? And why haven’t I met her? Does your Aunt know about her?”
“Yeah Aunt May knows and we’re going to the art museum. She likes to make fun of the classics. And I guess you haven’t met her because I didn’t think you wanted to. ”
“Why wouldn’t I?”
“I dunno, you’re busy, I guess. And it’s just a normal thing, not a super hero thing.”
Tony suddenly felt kind of bad about that. He wanted to know these things, if only because he was nosey. At that moment, he decided the previous matters on which this meeting was called on was no longer important. He wanted to know all about Peter’s girlfriend, and this date they were supposed to be having. This was kind of big. First loves were important right? People married their high school sweet hearts all the time. Sure those marriages often ended in divorce but sometimes they don’t. Tony realized there was so much wisdom he needed to share with Peter. Were they being safe, taking the proper precautions so they didn’t ruin their future with a baby?!
“Okay, kid,” Tony inhaled sharply, trying to put his spiraling thoughts to rest, “Tell me all about this girl.”
Peter eventually had to leave to go on his date, but Tony just wasn’t satisfied with simply hearing about the girl. So he called in someone who understood the concept of trusting no one and treating everyone like they’re suspicious.
“Hey Natasha,” he spoke on the phone.
“So Underoos has a girlfriend.”
“Yeah, her name is Y/N.”
“You already searched her up?”
“No Peter told me about her, the time you asked me to keep an eye on him while you were in Mumbai.”
“He just told you about her?!”
“He needed advice on what kind of flowers to get her. If it makes you feel better, I also did some background checks and things like that on her. She’s an average student, she’s a part of few little clubs, most notably she’s on the newspaper. She’s got some award winning articles too. I think she wants to be a journalist.”
“They’ve been together six months Natasha.”
“I know, tonight is there six month anniversary. They’re going to a couple of museums. They’re at the art museum right now.”
“… Are you trailing them?”
“Of course I am. This Y/N girl is great for him, I can’t let him screw it up.”
Tony was quiet for a beat, “I’ll meet you there.”
Tony and Natasha watched from far off at the two teens. They held hands as they walked through the art museum. She pointed at a painting and said something that made Peter laugh. Tony put in an ear piece that allowed him to hear what the two was saying.
“I’m just saying, Daphne turned into a fucking tree,” Y/N laughed, “Ancient Greek mythology is fucked up.”
“She swears a lot,” Tony grumbled, he looked over to Natasha to see her smiling a little, “Natasha!” he chastised.
“What? It’s kind of funny.”
The couple kept walking. Y/N rested her head on Peter’s shoulder as they went to the next painting. It was of Sappho and her many lovers. Y/N read the description in front of the painting aloud.
“ Sappho and a close friend, huh?” she said sarcastically.
“Mmhm, just two gals being pals,” Peter agreed.
“Oh yeah, because I kiss my girl friends on the mouth all the time. No homo, dude.”
“Definitely not. Sappho was just a woman who was close friends with a lot of other women.”
“Yeah, nothing gay about that, dude. She totally wasn’t a lesbian.”
“Oh no definitely not.”
They were both starting to laugh, because the picture in front of them was so blatantly gay. Y/N continued on about how historians will go to any lengths to make things heterosexual. Natasha was trying to keep it together and not outright laugh at the things Y/N said. Tony was trying very hard not to instantly like Y/N, because he didn’t even know this girl, but he couldn’t help but to smile every time Peter laughed. Peter was just a kid in love with her, and he so rarely embraced being a kid. He was trying to be more mature so he could be a better super hero, but these precious moments of youth were passing him by. He couldn’t help but to think Y/N was good for him. Y/N and Peter got to a particular sculpture in which she tried to mimic the pose the statue was in. It was admittedly a complete failure, but Peter tried to. He was no closer to matching the pose than she was. They laughed at their mutual failure and continued on. They eventually left the art museum and got lunch together.
“She’s a good kid,” Natasha assured as they sat with their coffee al fresco across the street from the restaurant the two of you went in to.
“Well I didn’t think she’d be bad… just maybe not right for Peter. He’s a sweet kid, and people like to crush kindness when they find it.”
“This girl has been with him for six months, and do you know how many times Peter has cancelled plans with her to go save someone in need. She doesn’t even know he’s Spider-Man. She just trusts that whatever he’s doing is important… so if anyone is going to get hurt in all of this… it’s probably her.”
“How many times has he cancelled.”
“14,” Natasha over articulated then took a sip of her coffee.
“Jesus,” Tony sighed.
“Yep, and she’s still here.”
“He should tell her.”
“I think so too, but he’ll only take so much advice from me. But you know how much being a superhero can strain on a relationship, maybe he’d take the advice better from you.”
Tony turned his head and watched as Y/N pulled out a box from her purse. He listened in on their conversation.
“I know we both agreed not to get each other presents until our year anniversary, but I saw this and I thought of you,” Y/N spoke.
Peter went to speak, obviously about to chastise her for getting him a gift but she held up a hand to stop him.
“I didn’t spend a dime on it.”
Peter opened the box and a smile took over his face. It was a super old polaroid camera that 1977 would soon be calling for.
“You know now that I think about it… that’s probably worth a lot of money,” she spoke offhandedly, “But I don’t use it anymore, and I know you’ve been collecting cameras so…just promise me you won’t sell it.” she shrugged again. Tony could tell she was trying to seem casual about the gift, but she’d probably spent days trying to figure out what to get Peter.
“Of course I’m not going to sell it. How did you just have this?”
“It was a gift from my grandma,” she sighed, Peter motioned to give it back, “No, you keep it. I never use it, and my grandma would have wanted someone to use that camera, and love it the way you love the rest of your cameras.”
“… I will,” he gave her a soft smile. He put the camera’s strap around his neck. He then reached into his own pocket to get a small box.
“Looks like neither of us can follow directions,” Peter smiled ruefully as he slid the box to her.
“God dammit, Parker. I wanted to be the master gift giver this time,” she joked as she took the box. She undid the bow around it and opened the box. She looked up at him, confused by the content of the box, or rather surprised.
“It’s a uh… a promise ring,” Peter was red again, “Not to get too intense or anything… it’s just that I know it bothers you that I cancel a lot… even though you don’t say anything about it. I just wanted to show you that I really do want to keep you forever.”
“Oh god that’s so sweet, I’m gonna throw up,” Natasha groaned.
“Jeez, who raised this kid.” Tony complained looking away from the scene he thought to be cringe worthy, because of course that was too much for a high school relationship. It was entirely too much.
“His aunt is a hopeless romantic.” Natasha explained.
“You’re gonna make me cry, Pete,” Y/N spoke and as she did she seemed to already be dabbing tears from her eyes.
“Oh wow, she’s into it,” Tony said surprised by the turn of events. Peter pulled his own ring on as Y/N put on hers. Y/N leaned over the table and kissed Peter. It wasn’t one of those long winded kisses that Rom-Coms glorify, it was sweet and simple.
“Ew this is too sweet. I think I’m getting diabetes just from watching it,” Tony complained but he didn’t look away. As Y/N sat back on her side of the booth, Peter put his camera up and snapped a picture of her.
“Pete,” she complained.
“I want to remember this moment forever,” He explained as he pulled the picture from the little slot and shook it absently.
“Yeah but I’ve still got tears in my eyes,” she laughed a little. Peter smiled as he looked down at the slowly forming picture.
“You look beautiful,” Peter assured turning the picture toward her.
“We’ve got another museum to go to, silly boy,” she reminded, “We can’t spend forever here.”
Tony came back to himself at her words. He and Natasha should go. They should allow Peter the youthful innocence of his first love without prying eyes.
My heart felt like it could explode any minute. The bus smelled like gasoline and I knew that we could all die very soon. Our hands were cuffed into some chains so no one could leave this bus. The red head who was behind this all was walking closer to me. It was Jerome Valeska. He had killed his own mother. It was all around the news not so long ago.
It’s not like I cared about the girls in this bus. In fact, I hated them all. They had treated me like shit since I joined this team. I was more worried about my own life. He just tried to set this thing on fire but his lighter didn’t work. Now he wanted a lighter from us.
‘’I asked you something. Anyone got a light?’’ Jerome had to repeat himself a little angrily. The other girls cried and tried to tell him no. Then there was me. ‘’Yes’’ I managed to say with fear in my voice. Jerome turned to look at me just as the police sirens came closer. Only his eyes made a shiver run down my spine.
‘’Well well well look at you’’ He giggled and put his gun against my head. Oh shit. ‘’Give it to me’’ He demanded more seriously. That’s when I raised my hands to show him that they were still cuffed. Jerome sighed and rolled his eyes before he actually uncuffed me. Some of the girls were staring at me in disbelief. How could she do that? Is she fucking serious? I could almost read their minds by the looks on their faces.
‘’Now hand it over’’ Jerome reminded me, snapping me out of my thoughts. With trembling hands I grabbed my black bag. I emptied it and then scavenged through my stuff. Then I found it, my orange lighter I used to the few cigarettes I smoked when I was really stressed. ‘’Since you were so kind, I’ll take you with me’’ Jerome said and then laughed. My eyes widened and I felt sick.
I would go with him?
Jerome grabbed my arm and yanked me up. Me knees were shaky but I managed to walk. As we got out of the bus I saw police cars. The officers were hiding and pointing at the bus with their guns.A part of me wished that someone would save me but on the other hand, I wanted to go with Jerome as well. This made me feel so alive.
‘’Ha ha ha!’’ Jerome laughed even more. He enjoyed this so much. The police couldn’t shoot towards the bus because it could set on fire. ‘’Here loser, light ‘em up!’’ Jerome yelled and then threw the lighter to one of his friends. Before I could think of anything else, he started running towards a red truck. Of course I had to run as well since his grip on me was tight.
‘’Get in!’’ Jerome growled and literally pushed me inside. The driver hit the gas pedal Jerome was standing on the stairs and he looked at the cops. We escaped just like that.
I looked behind us and at the same second I saw the bus. Fire spread wildly and the entire thing was burning. Black thick smoke rose in the air and parts of the bus fell off already. A few seconds later the fire had done enough damage to make it explode.
I should cry, I should scream and beg for mercy. I should feel guilty. But I didn’t.
Jerome got inside now and he shut the door. It made me look away from the crime scene. ‘’Is it just me or does it smell like roasted beef in here?’’ Jerome cracked a joke. He probably thought that I’d be crying by now.
‘’A little’’ I replied quietly. The corners of my mouth curved into a smile. I was free. The people who hated me were gone forever.
‘’Hmm looks like you aren’t as sane as I thought you were’’ Jerome snickered while playing with his gun. Maybe I was a little insane, because it had been a long time since I was so happy the last time. Damn I was in a truck with criminals that broke out of Arkham and I felt free.
‘’I hope there’s a shower wherever we’re going because I smell like gasoline’’ I told Jerome and looked into his pretty eyes. He wasn’t so scary now. Yes I was scared in the bus because I thought I was going to die. But now I wasn’t. He seemed pretty cool.
‘’Oh trust me the shower is the fanciest you’ve ever seen. The place is like a palace’’ Jerome assured me which made me smile. ‘’Now would you want to tell me your name?’’ He asked me which reminded me of the reality of things. We didn’t even know each other. Let’s get started then.
I’m not going to let anyone forget about the mixtape. Did Dean keep it and we are getting a scene where he gives it back to Cas? Did Dean burn it and Cas is going to ask him about it and Dean is going to finally cry because he thought that he lost Cas forever? Or did the empty, knowing what’s up between this couple of dumbasses, do the same that he did with Cas’ clothes and sent him back with an updated version of the mixtape now including eternal love songs like “Unchained Melody”?
KK so I know everyone likes these, so let’s get it poppin’ and pump out some more!
-Kirigiri’s ‘death’ scene took forever because Kirigiri kept moving in some way or another (I.E. her keg shaking, her mouth opening and closing, her chest rising/falling, etc.).
-Iruma and Kiibo’s 'sex scene’ also took forever to film because Iruma kept laughing and crying that this was too dirty and Kiibo kept crying bc he was being 'Deflowered’.
-Souda finally telling off Sonia for ignoring him 24/7 and then crying and apologizing with the others in the show laughing.
-Oogami’s 'ASAHINA’ yell takes popping up every 5 minutes of the blooper reel with everyone laughing and giving their input.
-Bonus: Imagine Togami yelling 'NAEGI’ to show Oogami how it might sound like.
-In Akamatsu’s 'execution’ scene, you can hear Saihara screaming 'MY WAIFU, NO!’
-This vine on Sayaka/Kyouko’s vine channel:
Hinata: Is that a hamster in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Komaeda: *Takes out knife*
Hinata: Oh, shit, nope! Its a knife! *Runs away*
-Or this one:
Mikan: *Strides up to Junko with a flirty smile* How old are you?
Junko: *Looks up from her phone* 15.
Togami/Syo/Hinata/Komaeda: *Screams no and drags her away*
-Souda, Fuyuhiko, and Akane chanting 'One of Us’ when one of the other actors are running late.
-In the scene where Fuyuhiko’s holding Peko while she’s beat up, they kiss on camera and everyone screams in joy.
-Syo and Komaru having an argument bc 'Listen, Dekomaru, I’M Deadpool! You can be Captain America!’ and Fujisaki just shrugging and saying that she’s Spiderman.
-Bonus: Syo yells that now she’s definitely Deadpool bc Spideypool’s fucking canon.
-In Celes’s execution, one of the pop-up flames fall and hit one of the costumed Monokumas in the audience. She unties herself and helps them with Togami (The camera man) laughing loudly.
-Hinata and Souda arguing over which cereal is 'Bomb’ or 'Lit’, with Hinata on Fruit Loops’ side and Souda on Frosted Flakes’ side
-Bonus: Komaeda being on Hinata’s side and Gundham on Souda’s side
-Fujisaki filming Fukawa and being like 'Look at this cute thing, she is the most beautiful thing on this planet omg’.
-Bonus: Fukawa doing the same thing when Fujisaki’s in the screen.
-Naegi calling Togami 'Dollface’ and Togami calling Naegi 'Tough Guy’ behind the scenes.
-Sayaka filming the actors and saying things like 'My brother’, 'My sister’, or, for Kyouko, 'My sweet girlfriend’.
-Togami filming the episode on his TV, thn switching to himself scowling in an exaggerated scowl when a Naegiri scene pops up.
-Every actor- even the stoic characters- doing the 'Eh eh eh’ thing where they wiggle around every time their face pops up on the TV.
-Natsumi and Sato glaring at each other, but once the director calls cut, there’s a lot of cute pictures Sayaka and Chiaki took of them eating ice cream together and watching the scenes laughing together.
-Komaeda running away with Hinata’s shirt screaming 'Sugar Honey Iced Tea!’ as Hinata screams in an exaggerated way after running after him.
-Souda filming Gundham on break and narrating his actions like the crocodile hunter.
-There’s a lost video of the DR1 cast and DR2 cast doing a music video for 'I don’t dance’ from HSM2.
-Asahina filming Celestia sitting in Yamada’s lap and doing his bloody makeup for Naegi’s hallucination with them laughing and Yamada booping Celes’s little nose.
-Bonus: Yamada curling Celes’s drills for her while she irons his jacket. Asahina films all of this in full detail.
-Hinata and Komaeda swapping clothes for an episode and all of the fans noticing so the directors had to reshoot the whole episode with the correct outfits.
And that’s pretty much all I can think of rn! I hope its good!
FIRST OF ALL, the Joker was written in a way that made him so obviously a gay character, at least if you ask me, and the hero/villain relationship between Batman and the Joker was treated like they were a couple
The entire plot happens because it’s all Joker trying to make Batman acknowledge their relationship and admit there’s something special between them
Literally all of Joker’s motivation to do what he does is to make Batman think of him the same way he thinks of him
He literally “breaks up” with Batman at one part because Batman wouldn’t say “I hate you too” when Joker said “I hate you, now, you say it”.
Istg Batman made him cry like, 3 times because he kept rejecting him
Theres a really gay, sunset scene with them at the end too tho where Batman finally admits he feels the same way. As this sun is setting dramatically they have this entire “I hate you” “I hate you more” “I hate you most” “I hate you forever~” thing.
(Since its a hero/villain dynamic they say I hate you instead of I love you but it’s still said in this stupid, loving tone that murders my soul)
just good golly man.
Batman lovingly tapping Joker’s chin and saying something like “I’ll see you around” almost killed me?
Also Robin, before he knew Bruce Wayne and Batman were the same person, thought he had TWO dad’s and was super excited about it which was precious as hell
In fact he shows himself to be really emotional and vulnerable in this volume
When we see him fight Winter back in V3, he knows he’ll win because of his semblance, and even in moments of surprise, he doesn’t seem all that fazed
He puts four kids in danger and he PANICS. He looks more scared than he did at the Fall of Beacon.
When he talks to Raven he’s clearly very angry at her, but the anger’s been there a long time so it comes out really passive-aggressively which is really all we’ve seen up until the fight with Tyrian
He’s so angry at Tyrian he can’t even finish his sentence before he launches at him
He gets stabbed and the first thing he does is look at Ruby and it’s the first time you really see the shines in Qrow’s eyes (the little white shiny things.) On Qrow’s model they’re usually not as prominent, and I took it as him being so panicked he’s on the verge of tears, but he’s worried about Ruby, not himself
Later he gets so stressed from Jaune’s comments he snaps at him a little bit.
Ruby calls him out for not trusting her enough and he tries to avoid the subject until Nora makes him talk
And when Jaune makes a remark about his semblance, Qrow doesn’t brush it off. This middle aged, veteran huntsman is highly affected by the words of some 17-18-year old guy he doesn’t know
In his little spell of delirium he calls out to Taiyang in desperation
Qrow grabbing Jaune’s hand wasn’t really clear to me, but I was certain it was sign of desperation and more panic
Then later he holds Ruby’s hand because his niece is trying to comfort him and he needs her there with him
The whole scene after Ruby’s letter where she sits by him, he says Ruby saved him and I forever scream because he sleeps curled up in a ball (he lays on his back or sleeps up against a tree in earlier episodes, and this position makes him look a lot more vulnerable and small)
When he meets Oscar, he’s completely caught off guard by both Oz and Oscar and you see it register on his face
In 2x09, y’all know which one I’m talking about too, after Mike yells at and hits Hopper. When Mike is crying, and Hopper is holding him tight, telling him it’s okay. When Hopper says, “You’re okay, kid, you’re okay. I’m sorry.” I think in that moment Hopper realized how much Mike really cared for Eleven, and how much pain Mike was in in the year that she was gone. I think he also realizes that, no matter how safe he was keeping Eleven, him keeping it from Mike added on to the pain, because Mike thought she was gone forever. When he says, “You’re okay.” He’s telling Mike that he don’t have to feel that pain anymore.
I also think this scene is what led Hopper to saying he destroys everything around him later on. Cause he feels like he destroyed Mike’s heart/soul.
This is really late. So sorry for my usual tardiness! T.T Thank you to @lemonadethefifth and @rays-of-fire-and-ice for tagging me! I guess I’m going to have to make mini-essays/explanations again, huh… Challenge accepted!XD
NOTE: There are shows here that I haven’t watched for a long time now, so I may forget some things or even make mistakes. If so, please feel free to inform me of them!
The first time these two were introduced, I immediately took a liking to them. With Yuuki’s cheerful and outgoing personality, she balanced out Zero’s seriousness and no-nonsense personality. I even loved the way they bickered!
When Yuuki found out about Zero being a vampire, she was scared at first, but she slowly accepted him for who he was. It was a nice transition, to be honest. Yuuki, the one who was afraid of vampires because of her encounter with one of them when she was little, began to protect Zero, someone whom she had been with for years, even though he became the kind of specie she was afraid of. I’ve always loved slow burn, and I associate it with this pair sometimes. They just have this appealing, mysterious aura about them, and whenever they interacted with each other, I felt the tension and excitement pounding along with my heartbeat.
I still haven’t finished the manga, but I will someday. :)
9. Ouran High School Host Club: KaoHaru [Kaoru Hitachiin & Haruhi Fujioka]
Haha, yup. Not Hikaru, but Kaoru. The less brash twin, the one who thinks things through a bit more. I’ve always shipped him with Haruhi, particularly because I feel that their personalities would complement each other more. Like the other non-canon pairs I ship, KaoHaru has potential.
I’m not sure if it’s Kaoru in this panel (because I’ve never read the manga),
but here’s a scene of them together. I had a hard time finding pictures of them together. They’re not that popular after all. :’(
Perhaps what appealed me towards them is that they don’t have much scenes together. I actually often notice pairings who stand in the background. XD But seriously, I really think they would’ve been cute together!
Still bittersweet over this pairing. I never got to finish the manga, mainly because I felt that it was wearing me out (not because my ship didn’t happen, mind you XD). To be honest, I’m still surprised why I like them. Like some people say, if they ended up together, they would’ve been a boring couple (not like Kyo and Tohru, who are apparently more exciting). However, for me, there’s hidden potential in this pairing. I would’ve liked to see Yuki bringing out his cold side towards Tohru and distance himself from her, while Tohru would be all confused why Yuki was suddenly acting like that. Kinda like a slow burn. I don’t know, but that’s what I would write.
What I don’t understand, though, is why Yuki suddenly thought of her as a mother figure… I mean… huh…? Maybe I missed something? Because that train of thought from him seems so… misplaced…
Anyway, I still ship them no matter what. <3
7. Gakuen Alice: RukaRu [Ruka Nogi & Hotaru Imai]
SHIPPING THESE TWO IS FRUSTRATING. They don’t have much scenes together (though they are always drawn side-by-side) and they have very little interactions. That New Year’s chapter wherein they got stuck together was literally a brief piece of heaven for me.
I love Hotaru blackmailing Ruka. I also like how they can be bickering together one moment and then become serious in the next. For me, there’s just so much potential in this pairing that I want to scream. I‘ve devoured every fanfic of these two and I still crave for more. I’d do anything to read a doujinshi about them. Anything at all! T.T
This art by the author made me less frustrated, though:
But I still want more of them! (He’s not even looking at her
Sigh. I’ll probably write a multi-chapter fic about them sooner or later once I get too frustrated…
Honorable Mention:NatsuMikan [No explanations needed; their meeting was fated, and they go well together. Natsume’s a bit too forward for my taste, though, lol (plus the fact that he was only twelve years old back then). However, I still like their chemistry together! The slow burn was really great!]
[Btw, is this an official art? If this is a fanart, tell me and I’ll take it down.]
…I cannot even believe that I was so giddy over a pair of ten-year-olds. I was in high school when I started watching CCS, and I never expected to become so invested in watching it.
Syaoran started out as someone who was relatively mean to Sakura. He was like a bully at that time, lol. I didn’t think much of their relationship in those moments, but I thought that they were cute. Typical children’s antics, as one might say.
But when Syaoran started developing feelings for her, that was when I exploded from cuteness. Ohh gosh, I literally squealed over them. Me, who was fifteen years old at that time. Me, who was often teased by my friends and classmates as an emotionless person.
Mom: Rei…? Are you… giggling…?
Me: ………….No, I’m not. (pokerfaced)
That’s about the gist of it, haha!
Honorable Mention:EriTomo [I just find them really cute together. Also, their personalities complement each other well!]
5. One Piece: LuNami [Monkey D. Luffy & Nami]
One Piece isn’t about romance, and I strongly feel that Oda is not even planning on placing some sure hints about the ones who’ll end up together at the end of series. I like One Piece because of the story, not because of this pair (that I love so much). However, it’s nice to see a lot of scenes of them together. <3
From what I’ve seen/heard, I think they’re the most hated(?) pairing in One Piece. Hmm. What I like about them is their dynamic. I think what most of us can agree on is that the two of them trust each other very much. This particular fact is emphasized back when Nami betrayed the crew at the beginning of the series. She stole the ship, the treasure, left them behind while they fought against a strong enemy… yet Luffy still wanted her on his crew. That no one can be the navigator except for her. He disagreed with Zoro’s negative remarks about her and looked for her until they came to a stop on her hometown.
The scene that drew me to them is the hat scene. Yes, that iconic hat scene. For me, it was beautiful. Luffy treasured his straw hat so much and didn’t want anyone to touch it except for him. However, when he saw Nami crying and asking for his help for the first time, he had no qualms about placing it on top of her head. Then he proceeded to beat up a guy he didn’t even know much. He practically defeated Arlong with all he had not mostly because of the man’s treatment of the villagers, but because of the reason that he made “his navigator” cry.
…I will forever go down with this ship.
(Also, I LOVED THAT HUG AKSFNOAIGEIU)
4. Final Fantasy VII: CloTi [Cloud Strife & Tifa Lockhart]
In my personal opinion, they’re canon. Advent Children, On the Way to A Smile: Case of Tifa, and the original game itself confirmed it for me.
Cloud and Tifa were depicted to be childhood friends, yet in reality, they weren’t actually very close back then. It seemed, though, that Cloud had a crush on Tifa. It was really cute and sad at the same time, because Tifa had her own circle of friends while Cloud had no one. I don’t think Tifa ever ignored him, though(?).
This pair gets to me because of their tendencies to keep their actual feelings from each other. Tifa was confused about the Cloud who led AVALANCHE to defeat Sephiroth because of his mixed-up memories, yet she never asked him about them and only watched from the sidelines, possibly waiting for an opportunity to learn what the truth really was. Cloud, on the other hand, was a bit confident on the outside, yet was also actually confused deep inside about who he was.
But then the Lifestream scene happened. Tifa got to see the real Cloud inside his consciousness and proceeded to help him fix himself together. This particular conversation struck me in the feels (forgive the inconsistent image sizes; I only googled them):
Tifa: “Someone has to notice you…? …Who?”
I would say more, but I don’t want this to be a really long essay. XD So yeah, this is why I love them!
Honorable Mention:YuffEntine [This pair… Oh gosh, this is kind of a crack pairing, but I am just drawn to them in a way that I can’t fully understand. Vincent, the brooding individual, and Yuffie, the hyperactive teenager… My shipper senses are tingling like crazy! XD I can’t wait to see their HD interactions in the remake! <3]
Words cannot express how obsessed I was over this ship back then. My first fanfic on FFN was of them as well as several others. I downloaded hundreds of fics about them, searched a lot of fanarts, and squealed over every scene they had in each episode. NaLu had been my online focus when I was in high school. These days, my great liking of them diminished a bit (because I haven’t read the manga for a while). However, I still ship them so much!
It was kinda frustrating that Natsu often seemed dense, especially regarding Lucy (does he know how many times he has made her blush? XD), but that’s a part of his character, I guess, and I admit that it’s also one of the reasons why I ship them so much. They’re always together because they’re close friends, and whenever they somehow teeter towards the line above friendship, I literally wanted to jump up and down in excitement! But then it would always come down to a comical scene, though, haha! Typical NaLu.
Ahh, that hug. I’ll remember it forever. <3
Honorable Mentions:MiraXus [That scene with Mira getting angry at Laxus will always get to me.] & LyVia […don’t ask me why. I just find their chemistry soadorable. I would’ve loved more scenes of them together!]
If I was obsessed with NaLu, I was just as much as obsessed with IchiRuki. Heck, before Bleach even ended, I already started writing a rewritten version of the manga with IR as the definite end pairing (because I thought back then that Kubo would give Bleach an open ending… guess I was wrong) as well as a Bleach Movie fic with Ichiruki as a pairing as well.
Damn, I was really addicted to this pair…
What I love about this ship is that their relationship is unique. Like Kubo stated: “more than friends, but less than lovers”. They’re placed somewhere in between, and for me, that’s a special thing. They have a label of their own that isn’t limited by the terms romance and mere friendship. It can also be interpreted as something like: “they’re right in the middle of two boundaries; once one of them figuratively trips, their relationship becomes a new, different meaning altogether”. I’m not going to rant on and on about them (because there are far better metas that explain their dynamics amazingly) so I’ll stop it here.
Even though they didn’t become canon, they will always be canon in my heart! <3
Honorable Mention:HitsuHina [Always-frowning-and-serious Hitsugaya being overly protective of his childhood friend? Threatening someone if they made her bleed, promising to kill someone after they did her harm both physically and emotionally? This ship hits me right in the heart. <3 It’s just a shame there’s not much of them in the ending. I would’ve given anything for them to have a scene together, or even just talk! It’s been long overdue. T.T]
Ahh, SasuSaku. The very first anime pairing I shipped, and what an awesome thing that they ended up together in the end! Happy days! <3
Others often have misconceptions about this pairing. For me, though, it’s a pretty simple thing. It was already obvious to me at the beginning that they would end up together, especially after that Forest of Death scene. That scene highlighted the start of Sakura’s character development and it also showed Sasuke’s care for her as a teammate. I mean, why else would he go on a (for the lack of a better word) rampage after seeing her so beaten up?
I personally believe/headcanon that Sasuke began to really love Sakura in the Blank Period. It’s just that he already built a foundation for the two of them way back then. It was fairly obvious that he grew to care for her, after all. I think the forehead poke signified the beginning of him seeing her differently. (Just my own opinion, though)
And, to address a bit of a sensitive issue… Their relationship isn’t toxic. I know it very well. “Toxic” is not a word that should be used lightly. If their relationship is “toxic” then they shouldn’t have ended up together. They shouldn’t have so many fans. It’s just that simple to me. :)
Sasuke’s behavior in Shippudden is not who he really is. The real Sasuke is the one who Team 7 saved, who Naruto himself saved from the Curse of Hatred. The real Sasuke is the one who started smiling genuinely in Chapter 698.
Ahh, I’m rambling again, so I’ll stop right here once more. Anyway, there may be many who hate SasuSaku, but there are also many who love them to the core. We all have different, varying opinions about every pairing. Let’s just not spread so much hate. :)
Tagging @aubreycanalaine to make a list like this. Haha! (Because I know how much you hate writing essays, lol)
Douche bag, go find your boyfriend. You know, you’re the reason that he left. So go find him. Not my fucking problem. You know what? Nothing’s ever your problem. For once, you know, make something your problem… I gotta take care of something important.
So everyone knows I’m a Marvel slut but walk with me for a moment and let’s talk about Harry Potter. Specifically, Neville Longbottom.
J. K. Rowling never makes a Patronus for him. No animal ever solidifies. We are left wondering forever. Neville, for all that he is a seemingly well-adjusted boy, cannot find a memory happy enough to sustain a Patronus Charm long enough for it to become corporeal. (I cry at least a little every time I think about this.)
I keep seeing the scene where Harry is looking at his parents, and then he notices Neville looking at his. (I wonder if Harry thinks about that, wonders if it’s better or worse that Neville’s parents are alive, because Neville has parents but he doesn’t really have parents.) Neville hears how brave, and clever, and loyal his parents were. He’s got to live up to that. Maybe part of the reason he’s so forgetful, so bad at magic, is that he’s constantly thinking about how he has to be good, has to do better, and the stress of thinking that is what makes him absent-minded, makes him a sub-par wizard. He’s too busy worrying about doing well to do well.
But what if. What if, after the Battle of Hogwarts, after Neville had killed Nagini, after the celebrations, Neville sat down, and cried, and McGonagall found him. She asked if he was hurt, if he needed to get to the hospital wing, and Neville says “I wish my parents could see this, could know. They won’t know. They’ll hear me but they won’t understand.” Because he’s always been trying to live up to his parents’ reputations.
“Mr. Longbottom,” Professor McGonagall tells him. “Your parents would be very, very proud of you. I believe they have always been.” And Professor McGonagall is a tough woman, stern, but not a liar, and definitely not a woman who coddles people, so Neville believes her. He believes his parents would be proud.
And so one night, while everyone else is asleep, he stays up in the common room, and he extends his wand and whispers, “Expecto Patronum,” and he thinks of the way he’s made his parents proud. A silvery wisp shoots out. Neville focuses on the smiles his parents would give him, the way they would have hugged him, and the silvery wisp shifts, forms, becomes corporeal. And Neville cries because he’s finally got his happy memory.
viktor’s small head movement here breaks my heart. i understand how he feels. right before this scene, when viktor was speaking to yakov, he tore himself away from yuuri, put up a strong front and made it seem like he’d be completely unfazed whether or not yuuri chose to retire. ‘that’s his decision to make,’ he says. yeah right, you actually really want him to stay because you want to be in figure skating with him forever too. but viktor doesn’t say it. instead, he seeks comfort in yuri. yuri is shocked, yes, but he knows he needs to be a pillar of support for viktor. in this moment, we are given a peek into viktor’s relationship with yuri. they’ve been through thick and thin together. they’ve probably helped each other through tough times and this is another one of those times. viktor is leaning into yuri and he buries his face deeper into his shoulder. viktor is probably trying not to cry in this scene, and in this moment, yuri knows what to do. this was a silent plea from viktor and yuri took it upon himself to right the situation. it’s clear that viktor didn’t force himself upon yuri, neither did he make use of yuri. it’s just the nature of their relationship that made yuri feel responsible for viktor and that compelled yuri to skate his best to convince yuuri to stay. in that moment, viktor suddenly became younger than yuri, and it really breaks my heart.
Korra was absolutely not a fan of waking up alone.
A list of things Korra was a fan of included but was not limited to: blue ink pens, cherry berry lemonade, polar bear dogs, and Asami Sato. None—none of which were with her in bed. Instead, she was afforded the luxury of rolling over to blindly search for her girlfriend, and finding the hardwood floor.
Do you have any tips on how to stop shipping camren? Asking for a friend
At some point you have to realize that it’s over, and you must move on. Right?
Moving on is for real people with their real problems and real relationships IRL. There’s a reason we decided to get so emotionally invested in the drama that manifests from camren. It’s because of the emotions they elicit inside us. In other words, THE FEELS. And any shipper will tell you that feels can completely wreck you. So here’s a short list of activities that will keep out of a panic once you have realized camren “was never real”.
Rewatch camren videos (AKA “Denial”)
What you do is get a lot of napkins, lots of kleenex and gather a list of camren moments, camren cracks or any scenes they shared together, and make a playlist on YouTube. It’s always important to have some sort of playlist or queue handy so that you can always pull it up and watch whenever you’re down that our ship sunk.
Reblog the GIFs (AKA “Poor Man’s Denial”)
Follow a few users who either reblog GIFs or make their own, and make sure to reblog or like them yourself. That way, you can always watch our flawless camren ship in a vacuum state filtered to highlighted and accented colors and reminisce of what could have been.
Write Fanfiction (AKA “Create the Narrative”)
It’s 2017: if you don’t like reality, you can change that. Why not? Oh so an anti thinks that our ship is buried six feet under? WELL THEY’RE WRONG. And we will prove it to them by writing the smuttiest Fanfiction ever. See how hot that was?
Let’s face it: we all don’t have the time nor the essential tools to write stories. So, sometimes you just have to be a fan of someone else’s fanfiction. And that’s totally okay, too. As long as there are a lot of sex scenes between your camren. (Okay, fine, and some “fluff,” as well.)
Pretend you’re one-half of camren (AKA “Become Delusional”)
Trick your brain into thinking that you are Camila or Lauren. Act out scenes and potential storylines alone in your bedroom. Cry appropriately because you are both (a) Forever alone and (b) Delusional. Realize that your potential storyline would make for some good fanfiction.
Branch out to other camren shippers (AKA “Burn Book”)
Sometimes the best way to get over a breakup — either real or fictional — is to just hangout with some likeminded people and cry… and also just curse out those responsible. Get on Tumblr, search on Twitter, find those who are just as upset as you and decide to cry. Then exchange tweets about how awful reality is. Cry again.
TYPES OF UTENA EPISODES THAT I AM PARTICULARLY FOND OF
Nanami Gets Involved With Crazy Shit Like Eggs And Cow Bells
Juri Is A Sad Lesbian
Anything involving Anthy’s Malice
Any time Tsuwabaki is involved because I am fond of this
tiny plotting child
THE BLACK ROSE ARC
Especially the Let’s All Cry Together Over Wakaba two-parter
I am dead fucking serious, those two episodes are heart and
If there is a scene of Utena telling Touga to please fuck
off, I am there with stars in my eyes
THE FINALE, or: Utena Is A Goddamn Hero And Gets Her Girl (but also a million stabby swords and we’re not 1000% sure she’s okay). Also see: Anthy telling her brother to not only fuck off, but to fuck off and rot in his coffin forever. It brings me inner peace.
One thing i loved about BFM, was the emotion Marco had when he thought Star died/gone forever. Because before going to Mewni, his goal was to meet Star again because of how much he misses her, and cares about her so much. And when that scene happened, he looked so sad, he was probably thinking he was going to lose her again, just when he got to see her, that he got pissed to the point where he punched Toffee's chest open. It shows how much he cares for her and his friends. Which warms my Heart.
An understandable reaction, really, but yes, a very good one: not showing him crying in the first scene but just being “pathetically” moping set a good separation between being heartbroken but wallowing a bit too much in self pity because you’re a teen and you don’t know how to deal with these feelings…
…and believing that a classy lizard just killed your best friend.
See, kids? Not cheapening the meaning of tears helps making scenes even more gutwrenching!
On your tags for the "I'm curious to whether either of us can survive separation" gif you just reblogged: OMFG i think the same thing everytime I watch that scene. I always image a Jane the Virgin style narrator being like "To the surprise of none, the could not in fact survive separation"
These ruinous idiots THEY ARE RUINED AND I AM RUINED AND EVERYTHING IS RUINED WITH THEIR LOVE!!! I mean have you ever seen two people more achingly, devastatingly in love than these two are in this scene?
Watching them fool themselves into believing that surviving on their own without the other is possible will forever make me ache and scream and cry and laugh because sorry guys… not happening. Carving out your own hearts and feeding them to one another would have a higher rate of survival.
Hamilton covered the wound on your back, trying to stop the
blood from flowing. He was in shock, the tears stuck in his eyes. He shook you
once, but you were long gone, a calming smile on your face. He placed his hands
over your eyes, closing the lids.
He did not know what to do. He lost too many people in his
life, he was unable to imagine you being gone. You just told him that you
loved him, you two just began seeking out a different relationship besides the
hateful one from before.
He loved you more than anything, and here you were, eyes
empty of emotion. Your smile, your laugh, your jokes, all of it was gone.
You were gone.
“Y/N, please Y/N. Don’t do this, I can help
you. I can bring you to the medical tent, I can-“ He heard another shot, and he
ducked, covering your body. He turned, seeing the man that he let run free not
too long ago. Without hesitation, he stood, turning his pistol towards the man.
“You killed her, you killed Y/N, and you deserve death.” He shot the man, the
bullet landing between his eyes. The man eyes widened in shock, dropping his
weapon, and falling in a crumble.
Hamilton turned back to you, seeing the blood leak onto the
grass. He was shaking, and pulled you into his arms, rocking you back and
forth. “Y/N, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry. I did this to you, I made this happen,
I’m so sorry. Please, just come back to me. Please.” He gasped through shaking breaths,
kissing your forehead.
He heard running towards him, but at this moment, he didn’t
care. He knew that he deserved death, since he made the love of his life
experience it. The man stopped running, looking down at Hamilton holding you in
“No.” Mulligan whispered, his eyes widening.
He looked down at your blood-stained clothes, seeing the
bullet that penetrated your back. You were losing the color in your skin, and
all Hamilton was doing was rocking your back and forth, not even willing to
move from his spot. Mulligan dropped onto his knees, tears already falling out.
Hamilton looked at Mulligan, shaking his head slowly.
Why did this happen? Why was he seeing your body lying
there, empty of any sort of life force? And why could he only feel anger rising
up in his veins?
This was Hamilton’s fault. He did not take care of you like
he was supposed to. He let you stay behind, alone, and this happen. Mulligan
then thought to himself, his heart dropping.
He was not there to protect you.
“What did you do, Hamilton? What did you do?” Mulligan
whispered. Hamilton was unable to form words, holding your head up on his arm.
He kissed your forehead. Mulligan was never the one to deal with death by
mourning, so he felt a wave of rage spark in him. He got off his knees, and
walked over to Hamilton. Hamilton placed you on the ground, seeing that his
friend was angry. He covered you with his jacket, protecting your virtue even
“Herc, it’s my fault, if I just killed the red-coat, she
would have been alive-“ Mulligan didn’t listen to his words, but pulled his arm
back and punched Hamilton square in the jaw, causing the shorter man to fall
back onto the ground. Hamilton didn’t block him, letting his body fall. He was
too weak to even fight back, letting the stronger man punch him over and over
There were two pairs of boots running towards them, but
Mulligan continued to punch his friend in the face, calling him every name in
the book. Arms were wrapped around him, pulling him from Hamilton. Mulligan
turned and looked to see Lafayette standing behind him.
“Mon ami, stop.
What is going on?” Lafayette asked, looking at the Irishman. Mulligan pulled
himself from Lafayette, walking over to a body on the ground. Lafayette walked
over to Hamilton, making sure he was okay. Hamilton was covered in blood,
bruised forming on his face and it looked like his nose was broken. Lafayette
tried to pick Hamilton up, but he noticed that he was crying, shaking.
“I have made a big error, Laf. I did not mean for this to
happen.” He cried, holding his face in his hands.
“Alexander, what is going on?” Hamilton said nothing, just
looking over at the body that Mulligan was next to. Lafayette walked over, and
froze, unwilling to realize who was laying there in front of him.
It was you. You were motionless. Lafayette quickly went to
check your pulse, but it was gone, not one measure of heartbeat felt under his
fingers. He touched Mulligan’s shoulder, and Mulligan was crying. He had never
seen Mulligan cry, and he began to as well.
Although the two of you were not close, you were still his
friend. He still would have given the world to you, because you were special to
him. You listened to him speak to you in French, although you could understand
the bare minimum of what he told you. You helped him speak proper English, and
even told him some slang words from your time. You helped him become a better
man, and he will forever be indebted to you.
But as he stared at your pale corpse, he did not think he
could handle your presence being gone from this world.
He was the last to the scene. He walked around Hamilton’s
tent, finding his three friends shaking and crying. He was more confused than
the rest, so he made a joke, not knowing what was actually going on.
“Lads, it’s okay, the redcoats are gone, no need to cry.
Man up!” He yelled, holding a carton of beer in his hand. “Oh, I checked our
tent, but I could not find Y/N, do you know where she might be?”
“Laurens, please, now is not the time to make jokes.”
Lafayette said, turning to his freckled-face friend. Laurens laughed, walking
“We won, Laf, what do you mea-“ He dropped the carton out
of his hand, seeing the body that was hidden from him before. You were indeed
covered, so he was not able to see your face. But the looks on his friends
faces already told him who was under the jacket. “No, no this cannot be true.
Y/N cannot be dead, she can’t. We were going to write letters together, she was
going to show me so many things, she promised me. No, this cannot be true. No,
Laurens continued to ramble on, causing Alexander to get
off the ground, and push his friend. “Laurens, shut up. She’s gone, and she’s
not coming back. Please, just, shut up.” Hamilton was shaking, holding his
friends jacket tightly.
“But why, Hamilton. Why? She was supposed to go home, she
was supposed to go back to her old life. What about her parents, what about her
friends? They’ll never know what happened, they’ll never know…” Hamilton pulled
Laurens into his arms, and they both sobbed into each other’s shoulder.
Erin watched the seen from a spot on a tree. She never saw
you killed in one of these lifetimes, so it was a new surprise. She could not
help but feel some guilt in her heart. She was the one that started this whole
loop, her being a very jealous young woman at the time. It makes it even worse
that now that you were gone, she would disappear soon as well.
“Nice one, Y/N. You couldn’t even break the curse.”
She jumped down from the tree, sighing.
“Another lifetime, I suppose.” She said, clicking her
The four friends mourned over the loss of Y/N, their lives
changed more than they realized. Laurens later left his friends behind,
fighting for his first black battalion. Unfortunately, he was distracted during
one of his fights, killed before he could achieve what he wanted.
Lafayette was already married, so he went back to France.
The determination that he had was due to your inspiring words that motivated
him to help France during the revolution. Although the colonies refused to
help, he felt like it was the best choice. And he feels like you would have felt
Mulligan was never able to move on from the loss of Y/N,
and he grew old, living alone. He hoped with all his faith that he could see
Y/N again, since they were not able to break the loop.
Hamilton could cope far better than the rest, in fact. He
knew that you and him were going to be together in another lifetime, so he
looked forward to that moment. He later married a woman name Elizabeth
Schuyler, the one that he remembered he danced with at the ball the five of you
went to. He had many kids, and by the end of his life, as he was dueling with
Burr, the last thought on his mind was you. “I’ll see you on the other side,”
he whispered, lifting his pistol to the sky.