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Alt. Universe  

Say His Name

Synopsis

After Woo Jiho returns home from a scandal in Japan, him and his long-term girlfriend have some things to work out. Whether it’s the presence of another man, a cheating boyfriend, or a hunted past, our reader will go through a series of flashbacks, passionate, and not so, to figure out what love truly means to hear. Follow this story of toxic romance, passionate love, and the changes in relationships set to riveting turn of events.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Melodrama, Toxic Romance
  • Characters: Reader/ Woo Jiho/ Kim Namjoon/
  • Length: 20 Chapters/Completed
  • Rating: M+

Say His Name | Retrograde

Synopsis

After her mothers death, Sooyun finds herself waking up to no memories and wondering why on earth she was being monitored in the hospital. The doctors discharged her saying that memory loss was a perfectly normal side effect, and that she was curded from her old condition. Whatever that was. Now, standing at the foot of her mothers grave, being the only attendant at the funeral, she began to wonder about her past. Little did she know, forces were working to make sure she would never remember anything before this very moment.

The continuation of Say His Name was written for those readers who are unfamiliar to the original story, don’t worry- no prerogative knowledge of the older series is needed to enjoy this tale. (But it may make it more enjoyable)

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Melodrama, Toxic Romance
  • Characters: Reader / Woo Jiho / Kim Namjoon / Bang Yongguk
  • Rating: M+

The Closest Thing He’s Got

Synopsis

Song Mino and Kim Ara, a young girl of about 25, had just barely escaped the troubled past they was born into- and losing all those most dear to them, Ara and Mino have agreed to take care of each other, like brother and sister. But when the two decided to live their on lives, things begin to return to the way they were- will the thrill of the chase and the reunion of old friends bring Mino deeper into his past and drag Ara back down with him? Follow Ara on her road to self discovery, romance, loss, and hysteria meeting some exciting characters on the way-

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Gang, Supernatural Powers  
  • Characters: Multi-Fandom, Block B, BTS, BigBang, Epik High etc.
  • Rating: M+

The Most Beautiful Moment In Life

Synopsis

What happens when dreams don’t come true? When you find your self on the cusp of not knowing where you are, and forgetting how you got here in the first place- where do you go?When seven inseparable childhood friends met four women of the same caliber changing their live’s forever, they vowed to reach their dreams no matter the cost. But life doesn’t always have the outcome you hope for- and when you’ve finished college, found a job, got married, and ultimately decided your future, you wonder what it was you wanted out of life in the first place.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Mellow Drama, Drugs, Abusive, Relationships, Success, Failure, Long Time Friends, Lost Love, Depression, StrongBonds, Sex, Family  
  • Characters: BTS, Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, Jeon Jungkook
  • Rating: M+

BlackOUT!

Synopsis

BlackOUT! a new seven member girl group is taking over South Korea with their hip-hop and r&b style music. Combining amazing dances, powerful vocals, and jaw dropping rhymes, these girls will soon take over Asia. With their concept of the 7 deadly sins, follow the girls through their journey to stardom hitting some bumps on the way. What do you expect from an extremely controversial girl group?

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Fictional Girl Group
  • Characters: Multi-Fandom appearances
  • Rating: M+

BTS: Noona Moments

Synopsis

So basically I wanted to write drabble’s for the boys running into daily issues- but then I got to thinking, who do they go too besides their other members? I mean they’re all still pretty young and lack experiences in some places- who looks after them like an older sister? Noona moments place the reader close to the boys while going through everyday scenarios, and maybe even some romance.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, One Shot Series, BTS Idols
  • Characters: Reader, BTS
  • Rating: N/A

One Shot’s

Thunder Storms

Synopsis:

You loved watching lighting and the hearing sound of thunder mixed with the steady beat of hard rain. This was truly where you felt at peace, here, with him, with this storm only protected by glass but yet you felt completely safe.“Beautiful.” You heard from behind you slipping sweetly from his lips as if he was saying it only to himself.

  • Characters: T.O.P/ Choi Seunghyun  
  • Type: Smut, Romance
  • Rating: M+

Will You?

Synopsis:

Yeoreobun!” He addressed the crowed screaming and crying trying to be the loudest sound in the world- trying to catch the attention of any of the five men like their lives depended on it- “We’ve all loved at one point or another-” the crowed simultaneously answered yes- “A love that this world would be meaningless without-” another answer of yes- “A love that could be leaving as I speak to you now-

  • Characters: G-Dragon, Kwon Jiyong
  • Type: Romance, Proposal, Fame  
  • Rating: N/A

We’ll Find A Way

Synopsis:

“Why don’t we give up now- grow old together-” He began to kiss her shoulder and snaked his arm around her waist- “Forget all the fame and be normal- I- I forget how to be normal Jiho-”.

  • Characters: Zico, Woo Jiho
  • Type: Smut, Fame, FemDom
  • Rating: M+

Perfect Way To Start | 1 | 2

Synopsis:

Jagiya-” you danced your tongue across his lips making him sweat as he tried to choke out the words- “Lets try now-” his grip on your face grew stronger as he studied your eyes looking for a sign. Worry, fear, and anxiety erupted in your pupils upon realizing how serious his tone had become. “I want an actual life with you- this may be the perfect way to start-

  • Characters: Zico, Woo Jiho
  • Type: Relationship, Fight, Smut  
  • Rating: M+

I’ve Always Starred

Synopsis:

“Don’t you dare waste your tears on him-” he forcefully took your face between his hands compelling you too look up at him with tear stained eyes. He was sweating, a bruise starting to form just under his right eye and a small cut on the corner of his mouth- you could still see the faint traces of blood. “You’re- you’re-” he struggled to find the words as he violently pushed you up against a wall only to find release by punching the space directly right of you face without rest- he was manic, he’d been able to control himself until now- “You’re worth so- *huff*- so much more than that!” He struggled with keeping his voice down, he’d never felt something so powerful completely take over him before-

  • Characters: Suga/ Min Yoongi
  • Type: Smut, Romance, Friendship  
  • Rating: M+

Feel Special

Synopsis:

Wonderful-” you cooed and kissed his cheek before heading into your bedroom- laid out on the bed was a beautiful emerald satin dress, not too fancy, but enough to make the evening a little more important. A note lay next to the dress reading, “To make you feel special-” in Jin’s hand writing. You couldn’t help but giggle on the cuteness of it all- that’s until you opened the black box placed next to the dress. Lifting the top reveled a stunning set of black lace lingerie- garter set and all- with a note reading; “For me to make you feel special-

  • Characters: Jin, Kim Seokjin
  • Type: Smut, Birthday
  • Rating: M+

Baby Goodnight

Synopsis:  

His lips were soft and wanting- making sure he kissed every inch of you that was appropriate for a fist date almost as if he was saying ‘I wanted to show you everything you made me feel tonight-’ without uttering a word.

  • Characters: J-Hope/ Jung Hoseok
  • Type: First Date  
  • Rating: N/A

I Need You

Synopsis:

Jagiya-” you’d never heard him like this before. He was trying to hide the fact that he was hurting- “Can you- can you come to the studio-” you couldn’t tell if it was physical or mental anguish but what difference did it make- “I- I need you-

  • Characters: Optional Bias, Zico/ Namjoon
  • Type: Breakdown, Relationship
  • Rating: N/A

Indescribable Feeling’s

Chrysalism | Beenzino

the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Rubatosis | Song Mino

the unsettling awareness of your own heart

Opia | Zion.T

The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

Kuebiko | Zion.T

A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

Nodus Tollens | Zico

The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

Rubatosis | Zico X Jaehyo

the unsettling awareness of your own heart

Onism | Kim Namjoon

The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

Kenopsia | Nam Taehyun

The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

Kuebiko | Verbal Jint

A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.


Okay… But Imagine

Synopsis: 

Small drabbles of my personal thoughts on how your relationship with your bias might work out through daily occurrences.  


 Okay… But Imagine Jiyong

Okay.. But Imagine Zico

Okay.. But Imagine Jimin

Okay… But Imagine Namjoon

Okay… But Imagine Yoongi


BTS: Kinks 

Namjoon

  • BDSM/ Dom Kink
  • Rated: X (read at your own risk)

Yoongi 

  • Oral/ Denied Orgasm
  • Rated: S (for sweet suga swag smut….)

Jimin 

  • Thigh Body Worship/ Femdom
  • Rated: T (those thighs tho…)

Song Drabble 

Hey Mama

  • Characters: P.O, Pyo Jihoon
  • Type: Romance, Smut  
  • Song: Hey Mama - Nicki Minaj
  • Rating: M

Grand Piano

  • Characters: Kai, Kim Jongin
  • Type: Romance, Break-up
  • Song: Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj
  • Rating: N/A

Oasis

  • Characters: Jimin, Park Jimin
  • Type: Smut, Dirty Dancing
  • Song: Oasis - Crush feat. Zico
  • Rating: M

Question Mark

  • Characters: Zion.t
  • Type: Quirky Romance, Change Encounter
  • Song: Question Mark - Primary Ft. Choiza (Dynamic Duo) and Zion.T
  • Rating: N/A

Hotline Bling

  • Characters: Rap Monster, Kim Namjoon
  • Type: Break-Up, Old Relationship
  • Song: Hotline Bling- Drake
  • Rating: N/A



BTS Chat Posts

Fighting With BTS:

Jeon Jungkook

Kim Taehyung

Kim Seokjin

Jung Hoseok

Park Jimin

Kim Namjoon

Min Yoongi

Drinking With BTS:

Min Yoongi

Jung Hoseok

Waking Up With BTS:

Kim Seokjin

Kim Namjoon

Min Yoongi


BTS As: 

As Classic 80′s Movies

As Ouran High School Host Club Characters  Part 1 |  Part 2


Sexy Time With: 

BTS
Block B


Reaction’s

BTS: Hug

DBSK: Confession


Personal 

About Me

Top 10 Male K-Pop Groups

Top 5 Favorite Korean Dramas

Top 5 Golden Maknae’s

F(x) - Traveler - Feat. Zico  

If I Was In A K-Pop Group

Inappropriate ARMY Question

Album Review: BoA - Kiss My Lips


Idol Airport Fashion

Namjoon | No. 1 

CL  No.1 | No.2 

 Jin | No.1 

Yoongi | No.1

Zico | No.1 

G-Dragon | No.1 

TOP | No.1 

Seohyun | No.1

Jackson | No.1

anonymous asked:

Who is your bap bias? I was going through your blog and I really cant tell xD

LOL. This question makes me so happy. *OT6 heart-eyes*

I got into B.A.P because of Yongguk, so he’s still a favourite but my bias became Jongup almost immediately because I’m always drawn to weird colourful people. Of course I have since discovered that all of them are what my grandmother would call ‘characters’ so yes, unashamed greedy OT6 bias-er over here. 

But Jongup is my lovely, talented, awkward child ^^

some summaries/translations from the kizuna meeting 14/01

returning temporarily just to post this, not in any order because I don’t have an order, character bias is mostly what I can see on my feed! there’s a lot more information out there but these are what I could find without digging much.

Red: It was a lot of fun writing the Case Files of Blues novels. We’re hoping to release the novelizations of S1, the movie, S2 this year. I want to publish the Las Vegas novel as soon as possible but, because of other work, it hasn’t gone smoothly. I’ll be happy if you can be patient with me.

Q: Will Totsuka be active in the Las Vegas novel?
A: Reasonably. ( 結構勝っちゃいますよ ) Las Vegas starts off with Suoh, Kusanagi and Anna winning (from a raffle or something) and the three of them going there together. Totsuka and Yata are envious so they end up following after (paraphased)

Q: Where did the piercing from Totsuka that Mikoto had go?
A: Pink-san has already made up her mind I think. It might turn up again somewhere?

Q: Will Totsuka-san show up in 7s?
A: Yes. We want everyone to show up in it.

Q: What happened to Mikoto-san’s corpse and inheritance?
A: We’ve already decided. Maybe sometime in the future we’ll find a time to show it. But we’re also considering cutting it. It seems to be decided so I personally can’t reveal any details about it, sorry. (Red)

Q: Is Munakata-san doing well?
A: That person is always well. (Orange)

Q: Will there be an anime of Gakuen K?
A: Nope. (Orange)

Q: Other than the director, are there any smokers in Scepter 4?
A: Ah~ The question of whether there is or not…… If there is a possibility, it’s probably Akiyama or Benzai. (Orange)

Q: About Fushimi-san who goes out to play at the end of Season 2, do you think Fushimi-san is happy and having fun?
A: Well, while Fushimi is hard to understand, but I think he’s happy in his own way.
Q: From here on, will his life be happy?
A: Yes, surely. (Red)

Haeng-Syo-Peace | Master List

Alt. Universe  


Say His Name 

Synopsis

After Woo Jiho returns home from a scandal in Japan, him and his long-term girlfriend have some things to work out. Whether it’s the presence of another man, a cheating boyfriend, or a hunted past, our reader will go through a series of flashbacks, passionate, and not so, to figure out what love truly means to hear. Follow this story of toxic romance, passionate love, and the changes in relationships set to riveting turn of events.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Melodrama, Toxic Romance
  • Characters: Reader/ Woo Jiho/ Kim Namjoon/
  • Length: 20 Chapters/Completed
  • Rating: M+

Say His Name | Retrograde 

Synopsis

After her mothers death, Sooyun finds herself waking up to no memories and wondering why on earth she was being monitored in the hospital. The doctors discharged her saying that memory loss was a perfectly normal side effect, and that she was curded from her old condition. Whatever that was. Now, standing at the foot of her mothers grave, being the only attendant at the funeral, she began to wonder about her past. Little did she know, forces were working to make sure she would never remember anything before this very moment.

The continuation of Say His Name was written for those readers who are unfamiliar to the original story, don’t worry- no prerogative knowledge of the older series is needed to enjoy this tale. (But it may make it more enjoyable)

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Melodrama, Toxic Romance
  • Characters: Reader / Woo Jiho / Kim Namjoon / Bang Yongguk
  • Rating: M+

The Closest Thing He’s Got 

Synopsis

Song Mino and Kim Ara, a young girl of about 25, had just barely escaped the troubled past they was born into- and losing all those most dear to them, Ara and Mino have agreed to take care of each other, like brother and sister. But when the two decided to live their on lives, things begin to return to the way they were- will the thrill of the chase and the reunion of old friends bring Mino deeper into his past and drag Ara back down with him? Follow Ara on her road to self discovery, romance, loss, and hysteria meeting some exciting characters on the way-

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Gang, Supernatural Powers  
  • Characters: Multi-Fandom, Block B, BTS, BigBang, Epik High etc.
  • Rating: M+

The Most Beautiful Moment In Life 

Synopsis

What happens when dreams don’t come true? When you find your self on the cusp of not knowing where you are, and forgetting how you got here in the first place- where do you go?When seven inseparable childhood friends met four women of the same caliber changing their live’s forever, they vowed to reach their dreams no matter the cost. But life doesn’t always have the outcome you hope for- and when you’ve finished college, found a job, got married, and ultimately decided your future, you wonder what it was you wanted out of life in the first place.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Mellow Drama, Drugs, Abusive, Relationships, Success, Failure, Long Time Friends, Lost Love, Depression, Strong Bonds, Sex, Family  
  • Characters: BTS, Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, Jeon Jungkook
  • Rating: M+

BlackOUT! 

Synopsis

BlackOUT! a new seven member girl group is taking over South Korea with their hip-hop and r&b style music. Combining amazing dances, powerful vocals, and jaw dropping rhymes, these girls will soon take over Asia. With their concept of the 7 deadly sins, follow the girls through their journey to stardom hitting some bumps on the way. What do you expect from an extremely controversial girl group?

  • Type: Alternate Universe, Fictional Girl Group
  • Characters: Multi-Fandom appearances
  • Rating: M+

BTS: Noona Moments 

Synopsis 

So basically I wanted to write drabble’s for the boys running into daily issues- but then I got to thinking, who do they go too besides their other members? I mean they’re all still pretty young and lack experiences in some places- who looks after them like an older sister? Noona moments place the reader close to the boys while going through everyday scenarios, and maybe even some romance.

  • Type: Alternate Universe, One Shot Series, BTS Idols 
  • Characters: Reader, BTS 
  • Rating: N/A

One Shot’s 

Thunder Storms

Synopsis:

You loved watching lighting and the hearing sound of thunder mixed with the steady beat of hard rain. This was truly where you felt at peace, here, with him, with this storm only protected by glass but yet you felt completely safe.“Beautiful.” You heard from behind you slipping sweetly from his lips as if he was saying it only to himself.

  • Characters: T.O.P/ Choi Seunghyun  
  • Type: Smut, Romance
  • Rating: M+

Will You?

Synopsis:

Yeoreobun!” He addressed the crowed screaming and crying trying to be the loudest sound in the world- trying to catch the attention of any of the five men like their lives depended on it- “We’ve all loved at one point or another-” the crowed simultaneously answered yes- “A love that this world would be meaningless without-” another answer of yes- “A love that could be leaving as I speak to you now-

  • Characters: G-Dragon, Kwon Jiyong  
  • Type: Romance, Proposal, Fame  
  • Rating: N/A

We’ll Find A Way

Synopsis:

“Why don’t we give up now- grow old together-” He began to kiss her shoulder and snaked his arm around her waist- “Forget all the fame and be normal- I- I forget how to be normal Jiho-”.

  • Characters: Zico, Woo Jiho  
  • Type: Smut, Fame, FemDom
  • Rating: M+

Perfect Way To Start | 1 | 2

Synopsis:

Jagiya-” you danced your tongue across his lips making him sweat as he tried to choke out the words- “Lets try now-” his grip on your face grew stronger as he studied your eyes looking for a sign. Worry, fear, and anxiety erupted in your pupils upon realizing how serious his tone had become. “I want an actual life with you- this may be the perfect way to start-

  • Characters: Zico, Woo Jiho
  • Type: Relationship, Fight, Smut  
  • Rating: M+

I’ve Always Starred

Synopsis:

“Don’t you dare waste your tears on him-” he forcefully took your face between his hands compelling you too look up at him with tear stained eyes. He was sweating, a bruise starting to form just under his right eye and a small cut on the corner of his mouth- you could still see the faint traces of blood. “You’re- you’re-” he struggled to find the words as he violently pushed you up against a wall only to find release by punching the space directly right of you face without rest- he was manic, he’d been able to control himself until now- “You’re worth so- *huff*- so much more than that!” He struggled with keeping his voice down, he’d never felt something so powerful completely take over him before-

  • Characters: Suga/ Min Yoongi
  • Type: Smut, Romance, Friendship  
  • Rating: M+

Feel Special

Synopsis:

Wonderful-” you cooed and kissed his cheek before heading into your bedroom- laid out on the bed was a beautiful emerald satin dress, not too fancy, but enough to make the evening a little more important. A note lay next to the dress reading, “To make you feel special-” in Jin’s hand writing. You couldn’t help but giggle on the cuteness of it all- that’s until you opened the black box placed next to the dress. Lifting the top reveled a stunning set of black lace lingerie- garter set and all- with a note reading; “For me to make you feel special-

  • Characters: Jin, Kim Seokjin  
  • Type: Smut, Birthday
  • Rating: M+

Baby Goodnight

Synopsis:  

His lips were soft and wanting- making sure he kissed every inch of you that was appropriate for a fist date almost as if he was saying ‘I wanted to show you everything you made me feel tonight-’ without uttering a word.

  • Characters: J-Hope/ Jung Hoseok  
  • Type: First Date  
  • Rating: N/A

I Need You

Synopsis:

Jagiya-” you’d never heard him like this before. He was trying to hide the fact that he was hurting- “Can you- can you come to the studio-” you couldn’t tell if it was physical or mental anguish but what difference did it make- “I- I need you-

  • Characters: Optional Bias, Zico/ Namjoon
  • Type: Breakdown, Relationship
  • Rating: N/A

Indescribable Feeling’s 

Chrysalism | Beenzino

the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Rubatosis | Song Mino

the unsettling awareness of your own heart

Opia | Zion.T

The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

Kuebiko | Zion.T

A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

Nodus Tollens | Zico

The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

Rubatosis | Zico X Jaehyo

the unsettling awareness of your own heart

Onism | Kim Namjoon

The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

Kenopsia | Nam Taehyung

The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

Kuebiko | Verbal Jint

A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.


| BTS One Shots | *

Kinks: | Namjoon | Yoongi | Jimin |


| Reactions |

BTS: Hug

DBSK: Confession


| Song One Shots |

| P.O | Hey Mama | *

| Kai | Grand Piano |

| Zico | Gods And Monsters | Bombs Away | *

| Jimin | Oasis | *

| Ziont T | ? |

| Namjoon | Hotline Bling | Part II - Feat. Zico | 


| W/ BTS | Chat Posts |

Tag


| Miss. |

| Namjoon | Teach Me |  Part I | Part II | Part III | *

BTS: As Classic 80′s Movies

BTS: As Ouran High School Host Club Characters

Part 1 
Part 2 
BTS 
Block B 

Sexy Time With: *


| Haeng-Syo-Peace | Personal |

About Me 

Top 10 Male K-Pop Groups 

Top 5 Favorite Korean Dramas

Top 5 Golden Maknae’s

F(x) - Traveler - Feat. Zico  

If I Was In A K-Pop Group 

Inappropriate ARMY Question 

Album Review: BoA - Kiss My Lips


| Outfits |

| Airport |

| Cl | No.1 | No.2 |  

| Jin | No.1 |

| Suga | No.1 |

| Rap Monster | No.1 |

| Zico | No.1 |

| G-Dragon | No.1 |

| TOP | No.1 |

| Seohyun | No.1|

| Street |

| Jackson | No.1|

anonymous asked:

I'm watching hxh and my sister just doesn't get why Gon is such a big deal, or why hxh is such a big deal. I try to explain, but I fail with words and she just doesn't get it. Could you perhaps help me show her the light? Lol. Or, rather, just explain why it's SUCH. A good series with SUCH a good cast?

Ah, but does your sister watch a lot of anime? Remember the post going around tumblr that said “no one hates anime more than people who watch anime”? That has a lot to do with why I appreciate hxh so much, and I can completely see why someone who doesn’t watch much anime might be less discerning. I watch SO MUCH ANIME, shitty ones included.

That aside, this is my completely biased assessment of why hxh deserves all the awards ever. Disclaimer: I have not yet read the manga and I’m only about halfway through the 2011 anime so these are my thoughts so far.

As you may know, there is a cut and dry list of tropes for shoujo protagonists and storylines (yes, shoujo), and most authors almost seem to create their mc’s and plot by closing their eyes and picking five. Just a few typical characteristics include: pretty but no one thinks she is, clumsy in an endearing way, cannot cook, not very popular, shy, honest, naive, “quirky”….essentially, Zooey Deschanel’s character in New Girl. For this reason, many people spurn shoujo in favour of shounen, but shounen has the exact same problem (although less obvious). A hero with amazing powers goes on an adventure in search of something, makes friends along the way, and has many battles, winning all of them if not the majority.

Togashi-sensei nimbly dances around and entirely revolutionises this concept. Rather than trying to create a big “fuckyou” to the orthodox shounen, Togashi-sensei creates a series that’s a playful nod to the very best aspects of shounen, without compromising the uniqueness of the characters or story. Let’s consider a few of today’s typical shounen animes, starting with Fairy Tail. Now, I love this show, but it is extremely shallow, at best. Of course, FT’s strengths lie more in comedy and light entertainment than in story, but sometimes you’re watching the bouncy boob close-ups and all-too-convenient-endings and think, well that’s just a little excessive. NO fanservice, filler, or other ridiculous/unreasonable/inconsistent occurrences in hxh. You will not see a single instance of the story or characters of hxh being compromised for the sake of jokes, filler, or an especially exciting battle.

And while we’re on the subject of battles, the ones in hxh are extremely well executed. FT battles, for example, pit one person’s raw battle power against another’s, and the power of emotions and friends is emphasised as being able to overcome almost anything. As flowery as this is, the truth is that strong emotions for something often do not result automatically in success, which hxh knows fully well. Musicians can understand this, because feeling strongly about a performance does not make you suddenly better at music when you’re on that stage. Hxh battles are highly layered, taking into account not only raw power but also strategy, ability to learn and adapt mid-battle, cunning, speed, emotional state (calm, volatile, desperate…), experience, reason for fighting, analytical capabilities. And after all these factors are added up, the protagonist is not always favoured. In fact, Gon loses very often, because he has the raw talent but is often pitted against more experienced opponents. In the middle of a one-sided battle, no one gains a sudden power-up that grants guaranteed victory. Basically, there are no unjustified upsets, no deus ex machina, and when characters die, they don’t come back miraculously.

But that’s just comparing to FT. Alright, how about Sword Art Online, another popular shounen anime? Battles are always extremely one-sided and thus boring, with Kirito overpowering almost anybody with his outstanding main-character-only power. Same with Valvrave. Main character bias is nonexistent in hxh.

So what DOES hxh have that makes it so special? Isn’t it just about two tragic 12-year-olds?

Two of hxh’s best qualities are clear characterisation and story build-up. Now, I’m going to bring up the dreaded Shingeki No Kyojin comparison to discuss characters, because I feel safe in the knowledge that my followers are respectful enough never to lash back at me for my opinions on anything - really, thank you. (Obviously, I have been picking popular but flawed shounen animes for the sake of discussion, avoiding shows like FMA with few flaws to speak of.) Snk works under the common misconception that characters are defined solely by their past. If I asked you to characterise your favourite character from a book, would you recount to me the character’s backstory, or would you describe how that character reacts to different situations? If your answer is the former, you’re falling into the same trap snk did. Eren is “revenge on titans”. Mikasa is “devotion to eren for saving her”. Sasha is “weird potato country girl”. Reiner is “bipolar”. Then the characters without any significant backstory just lack characterisation altogether: Jean, Connie, etc. The few characters (Annie, Armin, and Jean to some extent) in whom I saw potential for development beyond the overly simplistic tropes/motives the other characters are built on are completely shafted in favour of focusing on Eren’s thirst for revenge to drive the plot instead. I’m not going to argue my point further on this series, because that’s a whole other story, but basically snk characters are not well developed, and the story is ridiculous as a result (especially latest chapters, wtf).

Hxh has strong characters who help advance the story in logical yet surprising ways. Gon is, in many ways, an orthodox shounen protagonist: hero on a quest, innate power, endearing, quirky, adventurous. However, he is so incredibly human, and that’s what makes him great. HIS AMAZING BATTLE PROWESS IS NOT WHAT DISTINGUISHES HIM. I personally find Gon fascinating because he’s so different from me, so honest and optimistic and free-spirited. At the same time, he differs immensely from the overhashed shounen protagonist of this decade: the dark, brooding, powerful, Lelouch-type that I’ve grown so wary of. Despite seeming so simple, Gon is incredibly complex. Friends are more important to him than anything, he’s fearless at times and terrified other times, and he has determination and willpower like no other. Killua is, obviously, Gon’s direct counter. A trained and skilled assassin, level-headed, analytical, cautious, as baffled as I am sometimes by Gon’s behaviour. Killua has much more of an involved backstory, but he mostly overcomes his past after the Hunter Exam. The synergy between Gon and Killua works so well. I can think of few shounen shows with such a well-developed relationship. Killua is the shadow to Gon’s light. Gon taught Killua the meaning of friendship, and together, they push and pull each other along in their epic quest to find Gon’s father and themselves.

Good characterisation is clearly defining a character and his/her motives, without simplifying them to the point of dull predictability. “How would Eren Jaeger react to _____?” is too easy of a question. Because humans are contradictory and inconsistent, however, knowing exactly how they react to any given situation makes them seem unrealistic. It’s finding the perfect balance between revealing characters and maintaining a hint of unpredictability that Togashi-sensei excels at. Hxh characters are just not simple, and they manage to surprise me time and time again.

Even the antagonists are skilfully crafted. Most shounen antagonists fall into one of a few archetypes: doing evil with no other motive/evil for the sake of being evil (most FT antagonists with notable exceptions like Ultear); a vague, mysterious, powerful entity whose unclear motives are the main attraction point (titans in snk, the government system in psycho pass, game master in first half of sao); a darkness/chaos slowly taking over the world (magi); etc. Hxh falls into the “other” category: a series of extremely unique antagonists with interesting motives. However, the antagonists are just as human as any other character. This is something that snk actually did EXTREMELY WELL with Annie before going “lolno let’s just freeze her eternally in a crystal without resolving anything”. In hxh, Hisoka is the bored genius, because when no one can match your skills, you find yourself constantly searching for the thrill of a challenge. Chrollo is a strategist, who prioritises the thriving spider over any individual, because that spider is their entire lives. These members of the Phantom Troupe are the unneeded entrails of society, Meteor City residents, so they have nowhere else to go back to, no other way to continue to exist. Pakunoda, especially, was shown to care for her comrades above anything else. Lastly, the antagonists and side characters are not sprinkled in to move the story along, but rather, weave in and out of the arcs as naturally as real people weave in and out of our own lives.

Onto the story. There’s no rush to plunge the characters into conflict and darkness just to capture audience attention. Togashi-sensei really takes the time to flesh out his characters and let them steer the story in the most natural way possible. Even if it meant 40+ episodes of a lighthearted introduction before slowly uncovering the truly dark nature of the story. Those intro episodes are still solid, though, don’t get me wrong. They aren’t childish or unimportant, so as long as you persist through the first few episodes, you’ll be hooked.

When it comes to dark stories, though, I’m personally sick of the modern trend of “teenagers with powers fighting in a ruined world” because it’s almost never done correctly (and hasn’t been since Shin Sekai Yori). Anime industry needs to stop with the whole “fight to survive/suffering is deep/overcome this vague darkness/last hope for humanity/you’re the chosen one” thing because 99% of the time, they screw it up with an overdose of stereotypes (snk, black bullet, coppelion, danganronpa, sao, guilty crown, mirai nikki… I could go on but you get it). Hxh manages to be an unorthodox, mainstream battle anime with none of these cliche story elements! Exactly what I was looking for in an anime! I think that hxh, while it is a pinnacle of shounen anime, manages at the same time to push the limits and stereotypes of the genre. That’s what I love and appreciate about it.

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I was working on a thingy but I couldn’t post it today so here have a low quality sketchdump of doom

(the first three were made while at a sushi restaurant with my family and the last two are inspired by the absolute adorableness of @askbabybones . Like, I don’t even care about the logistic of a skeleton being a baby and growing up IT’S JUST SO CUTE IM GONNA DIE)

I am genuinely curious - how many people ACTUALLY like Prim. Not PRIM, LITTLE DUCK, KATNISS’ LITTLE SISTER. But Primrose Everdeen, separate from her’s sister’s obvious bias?? Like what about Prim, as an individual, makes her likable to some people??

(Also, fanon Prim doesn’t count either - so any way she’s been characterized in fanfic…)

Enough of the bias!

Okay - Let’s get real, this is RIDICULOUS! Enough acting like children, use your objectivity and don’t see everything in Naruto through biased eyes.

Firstly, NaruHina Shippers who are mad about Gaiden and it’s focus: I get it , you miss your ship, I love NaruHina too but let’s get real - you JUST had a beautiful movie with a kiss (which we haven’t seen) , a wedding (which we haven’t seen/may never see) and your anime/manga scenes were recent (unlike most of SasuSaku’s, which happened in the first part of the series… years and years ago!). Can we not have 9+ chapters without people screaming how it’s “forced” or “unfair” to have a shred of SasuSaku focus - like… really? Are we really fighting about this? We waited years and years for our ship too people! Can we not - even if we don’t ship each others ships - realize everyone is getting something and be civil about it? I was so happy for NaruHina - and it’s shippers - when watching The Last  - even if you don’t support the ship, try being happy for your fellow Naruto shippers while they get a little shipper happiness too…  *rolls eyes*”

Secondly, how is calling your wife “wife” and your husband “husband” forced? Newsflash - THEY ARE MARRIED?! That is who they are to one another! And the argument the other couples don’t use such language? Umm, we haven’t SEEN the other married couples and conversing save for a glimpse of NaruHina in The Last - so how exactly do you freakin’ know? Please don’t be biased and use facts before you prattle. I’m just waiting for other couples to address each other or talk about each other using wife or husband or honey or whatever and for their fans to flip out in glee as well…

Thirdly, Sasuke is a shitty father for leaving (!!!!) to PROTECT his family, but Itachi is a damn hero for doing the EXACT SAME THING?! Oh yeah… That makes sense.. (Not that I don’t agree it’s unfair this was done to poor Sasuke, but still - the bias is unreal)

Fourthly, and yes, I’m still hearing/seeing this, Sakura is weak for marrying Sasuke, because he tried to hurt her when they were enemies and he was mentally damaged as all hell - really? Naruto forgave him and Sasuke tried to kill him, too and he too still loves him - where is the hate on Naruto if this kind of love and forgiveness is pathetic and weak? Oh yeah, it’s only weak because it’s Sakura right?  Or how about Gaara - who tried to kill Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto - and not only was forgiven, but they (Naruto and Sakura) risked their lives to save him and now love him as a friend as well? Or how about Kurama - a being responsible for so much death - being forgiven and given a new start by one of the people he hurt most? Or Itachi, who STILL murdered so many people, despite his incredible ordeal and beautiful intention in saving his brother and heroic, incredible deeds - who is forgiven and praised because you take into consideration the CIRCUMSTANCES behind his actions? I don’t know if you noticed but judging a person not just by their actions and the appearance of monstrous qualities, and instead, understanding, saving, and forgiving them, is one of the main freakin’ themes of Naruto! And if Sakura is weak for it - so is almost every other damn character! That is… If you consider understanding, saving and forgiving someone weak… Also, in addition to CHARACTER CONTEXT, let’s not forget WORLD CONTEXT. This is the world of Shinobi - we’re enemies kill - or try to kill - one another and everyone, at some level, has bloodstained hands. And if his actions are abuse, so are the actions of almost every other Shinobi who fought or killed people - even people they cared about - for whatever reason. This statement is so many levels of stupid and biased, I don’t even know why I have to bother picking it apart?! And, in addition to the above, she went there with the intent to attack as well - determined to save him, one way for another, from falling further.  Did Sakura attacking Sasuke mean she didn’t love him? Heck no! Was it abuse? Heck no! Did Naruto fighting Sasuke, threatening to break every one of his bones, mean he didn’t care about Sasuke? Heck no! It’s true, Sasuke attacking her was a sorry, sad event - much like Sasuke’s fight with Naruto at the end of Part 1 - but both sides we’re ready to fight and that’s exactly happened. At the time, they were enemies - and one was … broken and that lead to many sad actions and mistakes.

Fifthly, “Sakura is weak - Sasuke had to save her in the new chapter.. again!” - really? The woman was outnumbered, has just been ILL and had a minor wound before her husband showed up and kicked ass for her - I assure you, push come to shove, sick or not, she could kick some effin’ ass! Oh yeah… She already did kick that guys ass didn’t she? You know.. The one punch KO several chapters ago? Yep - there you go… Facts are helpful ;) And she doesn’t need to prove it to anyone, she proved it in the damn show and manga already that she is strong - if you didn’t look at her through biased eyes - even if you don’t like her (I get it, she isn’t for everyone - likes/dislikes are personal and all that) you’d realize that. She isn’t perfect - nobody freakin’ is - and I’m not so disillusioned by my love for her that I’d ever believe everything she does is good, or perfect, or smart but come on… The bias against this character is damn well ridiculous. It’s like facts don’t exist, if those facts are about Sakura!

My point.. shippers, try and be happy for each other. We are ALL getting something - that is fact, so enjoy what you get, hope for more and be happy for others - or if you can’t, be civil and don’t get all biased and hate on each other with un-true info. We are all Naruto shippers and we have an enormous amount of passion - let’s not use that negatively on each other :) Secondly, this fandom has a MAJOR issue with bias - likes/dislikes are personal, however, that isn’t what I’m talking about - it’s about judging character actions through eyes clouded with bias and hypocrisy, which IS very prevalent in the fandom as a whole and due to missing the point, misconstruing facts and viewing a lot through biased eyes - that isn’t something to be proud of.  Thirdly, this isn’t a rant addressed to everyone and I am not calling this fandom shitty  - I LOVE this fandom. Truly. It’s a wonderful group of people with such passion, it UTTERLY amazes me! The fics (oh the fanfics!), the posts, the fanart, everything this fandom does is so damn passionate and we have all been on this incredible Naruto roller coaster for so long and we get each other in that.  But we have our issues and there isn’t anything wrong with calling that out as a whole. We aren’t perfect - we’re passionate as all hell, but we, as a fandom, aren’t perfect. 

I really am not going to be making many friends on here if I keep ranting.. *blushes shyly*….