♦ "How much fanwork have you produced for this pairing?"
♦ "Have you ever started or seriously considered writing an essay on ship_manifesto for this pairing?"
♦ "But how does this pairing make you feel, really?"
I came up with eighteen pairings...for now. Then I broke them down into delicious statistics.
100% Canon: 4
Implied/Intended By (At Least Some) Creators On (At Least Some) Level: 3
One-Sided Canon: 6
→Implied Reciprocation On The Other Side: 1
→Deliberate Ambiguity On The Other Side: 5
Deliberately Ambiguous With Closed-Mouthed Creators: 2
Just Plain Not Canon, But From Sexually Charged Texts: 2
Slash (M/M): 3
Slash (F/F): 4
Video Games: 3
Japanese Sources: 15
By The Hitting Of Kinks (Extra Subjective)
Some Kind Of Special Connection: 10
→Associated With Their Past: 3
→Blatantly Symbolic: 2
Fervent Devotion: 9
Unresolved Sexual Tension: 7
I would do "pairings I am somewhat invested in for fannish purposes," "pairings I enjoy well enough but am not particularly invested in," and "pairings I dabble in occasionally," but there are far too many and the boundaries among the categories are too fluid.
In other news: turned in my job application at PetValu. Managed to walk in and out of a GameStop without spending money, despite really wanting Lost Odyssey and Bayonetta. Reduced to nostalgic goo by Pokemon HeartGold. Have just started Digital Devil Saga; am vaguely pinged by Argilla. Will probably switch between that and Tales of Vesperia for a while, depending on my mood.