So @diabolical-fantasies made a post with few question about DL, diaboys and DL fandom.
I love attention and I’m really annoying, so I decided to bother her with my answers
not like anyone cares for what I think
Do you feel like DL scenarios blogs are decreasing?
Well, when I only joined the fandom it was really hard to find any scenarios blogs. A lot of them don’t just post their writing, but also reblog pictures, write their thoughts and so on, and their writing in “diabolik lovers scenario” tag was really far away. But I’ve been following from ten to fifteen DL scenarios blogs for few months, and I don’t think any of them have stopped posting since then…
Though there are less and less new posts in ‘diabolik lovers nsfw’ tag, and it makes that little thirsty hoe inside of me sad :(
How far do you believe people have strayed from the DL character’s personalities?
Actually, it depends on writer, I guess? Some of them write diaboys like they are capable of love (but not too sweet), some of them write them like they’re, well, sadistic vampires. Both of it are canonically true, cause even in HDB Ayato loves Yui in his best ending, so Sakamakis (and Mukamis, probably, too, I haven’t played MB yet) are able to love someone, it just takes time to discover their feelings towards bride/Yui/OC/whoever.
Sure sometimes writers make vampires too kind and too sweet.
Do you think some people still stick to the DL character’s personalities properly?
Depends on what ‘properly’ means, when “event” in scenario happens and what game you think is the most canonical canon of most canonical canons.
Like, if bride only arrived and Laito suddenly (seriously) says that she’s the only one he needs, it is OOC. If that happens like year after that, then why not?
Or, for example, “In The Shadows” describes Laito as possessive and perverted asshole (which he is, of course), but he’s kinda too yandere there. Yes, I played his route in HDB, and he is cruel and stuff, but he didn’t rape Yui, as I recall. He “broke” her, and after that had sex with her, when she was willing to.
Actually, I think it would be the same with me. I would just break easier and faster. And I won’t think about it as ‘rape’
/I don’t want to listen to definition of rape and so on. I know, canon!Laito did wrong, but in ITS he is even more cruel, then in HDB./
I still love ITS very much, it’s dark and angst and brilliant.
What do you believe their true character to believe? (Just answer with the ones you feel you know best!)
Ugh, even writing my own DL fic, I don’t think I can answer it without being ashamed of what I think…
Okay, I think Shu has the shortest list of things that bride can do to make him kill her. Sure, he doesn’t like when Yui annoys him and interrupts his sleep or when she’s too noisy and too caring, but I think deep inside he likes, when she shows how much she cares for him. The point is, Shu is the only one who was attached to human in the past, and though he lost one and wouldn’t want to lose someone else, he did care for someone and I doubt he forgot how to do it.
Reiji has the second place in “top two DL characters that scare the shit out of me”. I don’t think he is that obsessed with decency and stuff, but he wouldn’t stand a lot of things. If you can talk back to Shu and he would say “Tch, annoying woman”, talking back to Reiji would make you get punished for it. He just wants his bride to be perfect. And he wants to achieve that in any way.
Laito is pervert, that doesn’t know what he wants. He wants obedience, but finds it boring at the same time. I think, he wants struggling in everything that’s close to sex, but complete submissiveness in everything else. Like, “You have to do what I told you to do. Act like you don’t want it, but do it nevertheless.” I also see him as someone, who gets bored of people really quickly, and when he does, he kills them.
Kanato has the first place in that “top two”. He is unpredictable, so I wouldn’t want to be close to him. Sure, he likes sweets and doesn’t like anyone touching Teddy, but, damn!, the boy has huge list of ‘don’t do it, unless you want to die’.
Tbh, in my fic he doesn’t communicate with OC a lot. He doesn’t like her blood. Sometimes he just forces her to make him sweets, and that’s all.
Ayato is… Well, he’s kinda like Laito in that obedience thing, but gives more freedom. He is also not that cruel. If Laito’s two sides are “I will kill you” and “I will fuck you” and he switches them pretty often, Ayato’s two sides “I will kill/punish you” and “I will make fun of you” with not so fast changing. He is possessive, but not in yandere kind, and he doesn’t get bored of someone too easy. When he does, he just uses the person for blood (like blood bag) if it’s bride, and ignores them if it’s someone from school/somewhere else.
I’d like to see Subaru as cute boy under that “I’m big and scary vampire” mask, but it’s much too deep than that. It’s not that hard to make him blush, but it’s not that hard to make him punch someone, too. If his brothers don’t like when bride does something, Subaru doesn’t like when she says something. Like, he has things that he just doesn’t want to talk about. He is canonically quick-tempered and full of self-hatred, so his bride needs to read him to know, when she can hug him and say that she loves him, and when she has to find safe place to hide.
Shit, it’s a lot… I will just stop here without writing Mukamis. I know about them just from the anime and other people writing.
What are some portrayals of the characters that annoy you the most?
I’ve just read fanfic, where new bride cut Shu’s earphones, and his revenge was choking her for a bit and cutting her earphones. In my opinion, Shu would choke her to death or cut her until she bleeds hard enough to die.
Well, something like that, I think…
What are some portrayals of characters you enjoy the best?
Ugh, I guess everything is fine, except making them too humane. They are capable of murder, it’s okay for them. They have their limits, and they won’t stop if they want to kill someone.
I really like how @diabolixlov3rs writes them (in her AU and out of it). I think, for me her writing looks the most canonical…
I thought “It would be better, if I was writing my fic instead of answering it”, when I started writing the post. But I guess, it helped me to sort my thoughts on boys, so now I’m even happy, that I decided to answer it.
Think you, @diabolical-fantasies <3