coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 02:02 am
Canon: The Goblin Emperor
Pairing: Csethiro Ceredin/Maia Drazhar
Canon Level: Engaged

I was not super invested in Csethiro and Maia when I finished the book, but The Goblin Emperor is a tiny enough fandom that I gave some fic about them a try just for something to read. And it was really good and interesting! Csethiro and Maia are sweet together, both of them sounding out the other and trying to build a satisfying romantic relationship out of what's required of them. Maia, for all that he has an indomitable will, has a gentle and compassionate soul, whereas Csethiro's soul is made of fire and hidden by society's standards for her. It makes them good for each other, for Maia to have someone so fiercely and personally protective of him and for Csethiro to have someone who wants her to be herself as fully as possible.

Suggested reading:
A Gift Of Giving by [archiveofourown.org profile] Aeriel
To Be Alone with You by [archiveofourown.org profile] labocat
every heart to love will come by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sour_Idealist
A Tale Concerning the Emperor's Wedding by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lebateleur
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 01:20 pm
Canon: The Goblin Emperor
Pairing: Csevet Aisava/Maia Drazhar
Canon Level: Friends, Emperor/Subordinate

Csevet and Maia make for such a sweet couple, for all that them being together would be fraught with secrecy due to their positions. Csevet is clearly devoted to Maia, and Maia cares deeply for Csevet. It's not hard to imagine that such warm feelings might develop into romantic love, especially given how much time they spend with each other and how closely they work together.

Suggested reading:
To Whom It May Concern by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lebateleur
Blow the Candle Out by [archiveofourown.org profile] Zdenka
Clockwork and Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] shadow_lover
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, March 27th, 2017 01:13 pm
Canon: Dresden Files
Pairing: Harry Dresden/Johnny Marcone
Canon Level: Antagonists

I got into this pairing because I read a fic (don't remember which one), and when Gentleman Johnny Marcone walked onto the page, I went, "Well, hello kink I didn't know I had." There is something incredibly delicious in a man who is in complete control of himself and his surroundings and what might make him lose that control, whether it be anger or worry or lust. Marcone brings intensity to every scene he's in, and Harry is uniquely positioned to shake up Marcone's vaunted discipline. Harry is opinionated and stubborn and always gets involved if he wasn't already involved to begin with, and there's just no way for Marcone to completely control or predict Harry.

Suggested reading:
Enemy Mine by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rassaku
other things the road to hell is paved with by [archiveofourown.org profile] LuciaZephyr
The Affairs of Wizards by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gehayi (archive-locked)
A Kiss from a Handsome... Mafia Boss by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jade_Dragoness
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, March 26th, 2017 07:57 pm
Canon: Benny & Joon
Pairing: Sam/Joon Pearl
Canon Level: Dating

Benny & Joon is a sweet movie about falling in love and the right to grow up while having mental health issues. Joon and Sam's romance is cute. They both care for each other, and they both do their best to help each other with things they struggle with. Neither of them is "normal," and they appreciate each other for who they are, not who they could be.

Suggested reading:
Green Eggs and Sam by [fanfiction.net profile] bicyclefish
But it's Tuesday by [livejournal.com profile] kho
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 12:22 pm
Canon: The Dark Is Rising
Pairing: Bran Davies/Will Stanton
Canon Level: Friends

So the ending to the Dark Is Rising series is a bit sad, what with everyone but Will forgetting all their adventures and Will being the only one to remember because he's the last of his kind and it is his burden to remember. This fate is especially sad for Bran, the weird kid unsure of his purpose and unliked by most everyone he knows, because he finally found out what his deal was and came into his own only for it all to be stripped from him. It isn;t fair, and it doesn't seem right. (I had strong feelings regarding Bran back when I first read these books, and it looks like I still have strong feelings about Bran.) Which means on the one hand, you have Bran the outsider who has no idea why, and on the other hand you have Will the outsider who knows exactly why. And I think it would be great if instead they could remember together so that neither is alone. With added kissing.

Suggested reading:
To Remember For Always by [archiveofourown.org profile] genarti
Summer's Men by [archiveofourown.org profile] kestrelsan
The Illusion of Endings by [archiveofourown.org profile] janaried (archive-locked)
The Leaves of Memory Parch and Fade by [archiveofourown.org profile] OpheliaRising
Something Different by Aristide
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, March 24th, 2017 12:10 pm
Canon: Get a Mac ads
Pairing: Mac/PC
Canon Level: Friends/Rivals

These ads were really enjoyable. It was clear what they were trying to do, get people to switch from Windows to Apple, but the ads were not mean-spirited about it. John Hodgeman's PC was very likeable and sweet in a bumbling way, and Justin Long's Mac never looked down on or purposefully tried to make PC feel inadequate and instead frequently voiced concern for his fellow computer. And so I think they'd make a cute couple. They have similar concerns and problems, both being computers, but very different attitudes and outlooks on things. It's all very good-natured and cute.

Suggested reading:
The AVGsome by [livejournal.com profile] ingridmatthews
Movie Night by [livejournal.com profile] im_a_pc
Shared Space by [livejournal.com profile] dysmorph
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 01:19 am
Canon: The Fifth Element
Pairing: Korben Dallas/Leeloo
Canon Level: Together

I thought The Fifth Element was a great movie when it came out twenty years ago, and I still think that. It's an action movie with just enough intelligence to keep it from being a dumb action movie and where the romance element is vital to the plot. Korben works so hard, falling in love despite his best efforts. And the climax of the movie, where he has to convince Leeloo that love can be something for her as well and that it makes everything else worth it? So fantastic.

Suggested reading:
Public Interest by [archiveofourown.org profile] Apathy (archive-locked)
Life Important by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 11:28 pm
There is something immensely satisfying in saying, "No, I will not continue reading this epically-long badfic. There are entirely too many talking body parts in it for my liking."
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 11:13 pm
Canon: Community
Pairing: Troy Barnes/Abed Nadir
Canon Level: Friends

Troy and Abed are so cute together. They get each other, and they have a lot of fun together. They're both able to use one another as a springboard for even more wacky, imaginative ideas, and they work together in a way that I find very enjoyable to read. They're one of those pairs where their canon interactions are great as is, and I just want added kissing because I'm greedy like that.

Suggested reading:
automated daydreaming by [archiveofourown.org profile] drunktuesdays
Fitter, Happier, More Productive by [archiveofourown.org profile] Toft
even the stars hide away by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 09:29 pm
Canon: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Pairing: Eve Belduke/Espella Cantabella
Canon Level: Friends

Childhood friends! Who now need to relearn how to be friends after several bizarre years. Eve, especially, has to relearn how to live a regular life after getting so bitter and angry because of Labyrinthia. Espella is so upbeat and optimistic that I think Eve would be drawn to her.

Suggested reading:
In Sight by [archiveofourown.org profile] dryswallow
Find the Words by [archiveofourown.org profile] xenoglossy
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, March 20th, 2017 03:33 pm
Canon: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Pairing: Zacharias Barnham/Eve Belduke
Canon Level: Interested in Each Other

The game Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a bit of a mess, in my opinion, both plot- and mechanics-wise, but the characters were interesting. And Zacharias and Eve were especially cute. Zacharias is so serious and dedicated to everything he decides to do and yet is still able to learn and change. Eve, post-game, is nervous and awkward now that she no longer has the defined roles of High Inquisitor and Great Witch dictating her life. She's finally free of obligations and can figure out what she wants in life for herself. A courtship between them would be so sweet as they both bumbled their way through things, trying their hardest but not really knowing what they're doing.

Suggested reading:
Uncovered by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jubalii
Falling by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jubalii
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 10:44 pm
Canon: Star Ocean: The Second Story
Pairing: Celine Jules/Opera Vectra
Canon Level: Friendly

Star Ocean: The Second Story is such a fun game. I normally do not like grinding, but with this game I really enjoyed save scrumming for hours so I could work at leveling up the characters' skills. (Iron Chef minigame is best minigame.) And the characters are all colorful and fun too. My preferred party was Claude, Chisato, Opera, and Celine, so it's probably not too out there that my ship of choice at the end of the game was Celine/Opera. They would be so awesome together! Celine, a treasure hunter with a taste for adeventure, and Opera, a noble lady with a bigass gun. (I did not care one lick about Ernest then, and I still do not care about him one way or another now.) I got the solo endings for Opera, where Opera stands on her balcony alone and wonders how everyone is doing, and Celine, who's off in some ruins hunting for treasure. And really, the obvious solution to Opera's dilemma was, in my opinion, clearly to join Celine in her adventures.

Suggested reading:
Risk and Reward by [archiveofourown.org profile] Wallwalker
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 11:08 pm
Canon: Breath of Fire III
Pairing: Nina/Rei
Canon Level: Friendly

I promise this is the end of the Nina train I have been on for the past few days. But this entire scene is Nina going, "Look who I brought home, Mom and Dad! He's a weretiger thief who's at least a decade older than me! Isn't he great?" And Rei just goes with it despite not really knowing what exactly he's doing, and I am just like, "Yes, rebel, Nina, rebel! You should be able to go for that tiger man if you want to!" It's almost like fake dating and made me believe Nina and Rei fake dating would be great. It'd start out with Nina wanting to scandalize her parents and Rei wanting to get some respectability for a start at a new life. And then Nina would realize how much of a softie Rei is beneath his fearsome exterior and how much he just wants a family to take care of. Rei would get to know all of Nina's facets and realize that here is someone willing to fight for him because he is deserving of that. Until everything finally came to a head (probably because of Nina's parents confronting them and forcing the issue), and the real truth comes out.

Suggested reading:
None.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 12:03 pm
Canon: Breath of Fire III
Pairing: Momo/Nina
Canon Level: Friends

I think they'd be cute together! Momo is very smart and curious but also a bit spacey at times. I think she'd forget to treat Nina like the princess she is, and I think Nina would enjoy that. Watching Momo experiment could be relaxing for Nina despite the explosions because it would be a place where she doesn't have any duties or responsibilities or politics to take care of. I'm not sure if Momo would understand why Nina finds her lab to be a respite, but she would enjoy the company.

Suggested reading:
Still nothing.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Thursday, March 16th, 2017 11:28 am
Canon: Breath of Fire III
Pairing: Nina/Ryu
Canon Level: Interested in Each Other

I will probably ship every version of Nina and Ryu, but right now the only Breath of Fire's I'm familiar with are I and III. And while this is still Nina and Ryu, they're a different Nina and Ryu than the first game. This Nina has more sense and spends a good portion of the game chafing at the restraints put on her by her role as a princess and trying to figure out who she is beyond that role, and this Ryu gets to have his entire life be a big philosophical question on self-determination and what it means to live and exist. Nina is a steadfast friend of Ryu's, standing by and believing in him wholeheartedly since the beginning. But she's also not Ryu's sidekick, as she spends a lot of time also figuring out who she is. I like them because they clearly care for each other and they've both questioned who they are and what their place in the world is. I think post-game, Wyndia could serve as a good home for Ryu. He'd still wander, I think, exploring the world and making new friends and visiting old ones, but Wyndia and Nina would be a good place for him to rest and recoup. And sometimes Nina would go with him! Because even if she's comfortable with herself and her role leading Wyndia, I bet she would still sometimes long for an adventure and go with Ryu to see what sort of trouble they could find.

Suggested reading:
I got nothing. This is not a series of games that has produced a lot of fannish output in the form of fic.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 01:04 pm
Canon: Breath of Fire
Pairing: Nina/Ryu
Canon Level: Together

Breath of Fire I is a great game, and Nina is by far my favorite character. She's a magic princess with wings who has more can-do-it attitude than practicality. Ryu is a good match for her because he's just as determined. Ryu can help Nina when she gets in over her head (which is probably a lot less once she's able to transform) or needs backup, and Nina can help Ryu from getting caught up in his own head. I think Nina's energy is what Ryu needs in his life, and their support for each other can only help enable them to do great things.

Suggested reading:
Lost Through Time by [fanfiction.net profile] Krile
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 11:03 pm
Canon: Gentleman Bastard Sequence
Pairing: Locke Lamora/Jean Tannen
Canon Level: Friends

Look, Jean and Locke have been through thick and thin, pulled of some of the most outrageous capers possible and gotten in some of the biggest trouble imaginable. They're at ease with each other, and they understand each other intimately. They stood by each other when they were all the other had left. There's no way I could not ship them, simple as that.

Suggested reading:
The Best Laid Plans by [archiveofourown.org profile] Laura
The Poison-Thief by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ghostie
Something Good by [archiveofourown.org profile] renquise
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, March 13th, 2017 07:20 pm
Canon: Free!
Pairing: Matsuoka Rin/Mikoshiba Seijuurou
Canon Level: They're Friendly

Gou and Seijuurou would be adorable together. Seijuurou has a crush on Gou, and Gou would like Seijuurou's muscles. They're both leaders of their respective teams, and they're both good at their positions, so they'd have a similar sense of responsibility and hard work. But Seijuurou's enthusiasm whenever he sees Gou is something that, I think, would brighten her life. Seijuurou would be steadfast in his support of Gou, and Gou would challenge Seijuurou to be better.

Suggested reading:
The Color Red by [archiveofourown.org profile] booksong
Never Saw You Coming by [archiveofourown.org profile] z_athena
Break Out by Anonymous
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 11:28 pm
Canon: Heroes
Pairing: Masahashi Ando/Nakamura Hiro
Canon Level: Friends

I stopped watching Heroes sometime in the second half of season two because the show was, uh, let's say it wasn't my thing anymore. But Hiro and Ando were easily the best part of the series for me, even when I wasn't sure what in the world the show was doing with them. If Heroes had just been The Somewhat-Confusing Ando & Hiro Show, I would not have quit watching. Hiro is so adorably enthusiastic and sweet though! And then there's pragmatic Ando, following Hiro and supporting him and just doing what he can to help Hiro and live up to Hiro's ideals. Ando and Hiro are just utterly cute together.

Suggested reading:
Nanshoku by [archiveofourown.org profile] irisbleufic
boys and their toys by [livejournal.com profile] biichan
Traces by [livejournal.com profile] mosca
Weekend Musings by [fanfiction.net profile] Hellsfirescythe
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 01:24 pm
Canon: Shanghai Noon
Pairing: Chon Wang/Roy O'Bannon
Canon Level: Buddies

Shanghai Noon is a buddy-cop western starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, and it's a lot of fun! I like their dynamic, with Roy's outlandish personality and Chon's more grounded one. Chon's still something of a rebel against the status quo, like Roy, so they're able to keep up with one another. Chon'll keep Roy from going of on too many tangents, and Roy would give Chon's life fun and adventure.

Suggested reading:
Travel Plans by [archiveofourown.org profile] valarltd (archive-locked)
All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] sidewinder
Rose-tinted by [archiveofourown.org profile] armida19