Also, I had my hair cut today. It looks exactly the same, except shorter. Still, I did have a lovely conversation with my stylist, whose name was Kusuda-san.
I noticed this article, about Trabants, which says they're apparently popular in Romania. I wonder if that's what Chloe really intended when he named his owl?
So let's forget about Tenimyu (for the next three days, anyway!) and talk about Weiss. I'm actually a member of an LJ comm dedicated to pointing out bad WK fic. I always join things like that, just to see if my fics turn up. (I'm also looking out for my friends', but the one time that happened, the person in question spotted it before I did! Still, I wonder what I would do in that situation...) For some strange reason, no one's pointed out that Aya and Mailbox is OMG SO NOT CANON. But, I have to wonder about some of the other "mistakes" the reviewer points out.
Youji is straight.
Nope. All we know is that he loves women. While this certainly rules out gay, there's this whole other area in the middle called 'bisexuality'. I've met plenty of men who talk about women in the same way as Youji and then casually reference their past boyfriend much later. It happens.
Besides, all the boys are designed for us to either pair them up with ourselves or each other. The fanservice isn't accidental, you know.
Omi is not innocent.
Actually, that's the whole point of his character. He's the wide-eyed innocent who just so happens to kill for his father. That's the tragedy of Omi.
Besides, I'm sure there are a few people on my flist who've had sex (hell, even kinky sex!) without having killed someone. Sex and violence go together well in the movies, but they aren't always so linked in real life. It just so happens that our little Omi may well have done the killing without the sexing and may be quite naive about whatever [your pairing of choice] are up to after hours. Creepy.
But it's pornofic logic!
Yes, in a pornfic. Next.
Aya is a cold cold bastard that never shows any emotion. He certainly doesn't care for his team-mates.
I've always thought of Aya as the kind of person that cares very deeply about people but doesn't have a clue how to show it anymore. He visits his sister regularly, never knowing if she'll ever know how much he does for her. He even returns to help his team-mates out on a suicide mission and takes on... machine guns for them, if I remember rightly. He's more of a 'show-not-tell' kind of person, but that doesn't mean he doesn't care. And there's no reason to think that a person will be the same in
Which reminds me. Despite logic, Aya pretty much does save the day in canon. That's Weiss for you. Why be surprised if it happens in fic too?
Schuldig and Crawford are not fluffy bunnies.
Well, we don't really see enough to ever know this. And I stick by what I said about the difference in personality when in mission-mode and in a relationship. Besides, after Esset, they might welcome someone they can trust who shares the same goals. They might not have a ring ceremony, but they could have their somewhat tender moments. Mind you, I think two trained evil killers sleeping side-by-side in a bed is adorable, so perhaps that's where I'm coming from on this one.
This isn't a plea to write the characters my way, but to think about how many different ways there are of writing characters without violating canon.
Willing to hear opposing thoughts on what I wrote too. Anonymous posting is allowed too, if you really must. :)
(This is my new favourite icon, by the way. Even if my Schuldig is pastede on yay.)