ZERO :: the Fool (annwyd) wrote,
ZERO :: the Fool

the pairings meme, days 28 + 29

Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?

As far as I can tell, there seems to be one basic reason for Lockon/Allelujah: they're both hot. Which is fine, I guess, but it's not really something I can grasp, at least with m/m pairings (hypocrite that I am). And I wouldn't care enough to even list the pairing here, if not for the fact that fandom apparently adores it. Which just puzzles me. I don't particularly care (except when they foam at the mouth about how canon it is or bash other characters for getting in the way...okay, and except for the fact that there's so much gorgeous Japanese fanart wasted on the pairing), but I don't get it, either.

Why not? Well, Allelujah and Lockon have maybe two or three conversations over the course of the first season, which would be one thing if they were significant ones to either character, but they're not: they're generic, impersonal chatter that's only given to the two of them because they can fake social normalcy better than Setsuna and Tieria. Their issues don't particularly intersect in any way. Lockon never even finds out about Hallelujah. About the best that can be said for their interaction is that Dynames and Kyrios would make a good Gundam team.

What confuses me most, though, is how many other options there are for if you want to ship either character. From early on, Allelujah has an interesting dynamic with either Soma or Sumeragi much moreso than he does with any of the other Meisters. But okay, so you want yaoi, and you'd rather not go the route of Allelujah/Hallelujah selfcest (which is the only Allelujah yaoi pairing that seems to have any chemistry to me, and I don't even like it). In the early episodes, there's at least some potential for Allelujah/Tieria--they get paired on missions a lot, and Tieria finds out about Hallelujah. So there's that possibility. As for Lockon, he has significant interactions with Setsuna and Tieria if you want yaoi and Feldt if you want het (and significant history and emotional baggage with his brother if you want yaoi incest).

But Lockon/Allelujah is a popular pairing. Go figure. Fandom is weird sometimes.

Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?

As if there was ever any doubt which pairing I'd pick for this one.

"I think it's about time. It doesn't matter if you are a princess, or if we are part of Team Dai-Gurren. I just want to see as you do, hear as you do, laugh together...I thought it'd be nice if we could have a life like that. My eyes become yours and your ears become mine. I wonder if things like that would be nice."
"Nope! :D"

I don't need to go on and on about why I like Simon/Nia as a pairing, because I've written an entire essay on it.

Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren't these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?

Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever?
Tags: gundam 00, gurren lagann, memes, pairings, simon/nia

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