Mr. Tines wrote:If there's more Shinjiko than A/K, at least in known about in the Western fandom it's perhaps because Shinji's character design -- and the original notion of having a female lead -- combine with the obvious bishonen boyfriend, and transgress away.
Perhaps if the original draft of episode 24 were not a recent finding, things might be different; but it seems a lot of the ships come from people who scribble over Shinji to make a self-insert, and then choose from the harem -- with Kensuke usually being the beneficiary of the leftovers as an afterthought.
Do you think that if the scripts had come out in our side of the fandom years ago both of those ships/takes on the characters might not be more mainstream?
And It makes sense that shippings outside of those that involve the lead, or ones with him that people don't like to identify with will often be neglected, people aren’t going to bother to tie characters together if it’s someone that they might have trouble identifying with like Kaworu.I never did drop the link to the sites the Japanese fandom has indexed under K/A did I? ...Sorry
Halicat wrote:I think, if they HAD to interact with each other on a day to day basis, Kaworu would turn out to be more of the man that Asuka wants than Shinji ever could be, and since Asuka is basically just like Shinji, I'm sure Tabby-kun would catch on to that.
That could happen on Asuka’s part, Kaworu very much does seem like the type of guy she wants to hold her, I’m sure she would be quite happy in getting some version of the attention Shin-chan received in Saigo no Shisha. The problem for her is that I doubt she's Kaworu's type(and I don't know if getting a haircut/dyejob and wearing boy clothes would be enough)
and her personality doesn't seem to fit what Tabby likes. Plus the scripts with the two of them interacting had Asuka go through quite a bit of effort to attract his attention but princelyKaworu completely ignored the school’s princess when picking a waifu, and then there’s the part about Tabby seemingly having no attraction to women (you would think that would prevent a relation with Shin(ji)ko but fans come up with all sorts of ideas like Kaworu being Shinjisexual as a loophole)
It would have been kind of
interesting if DraftKaworu after rejecting the Puppy trailing him would have entered into a highly visible relation with Asuka, I really wonder what type of reaction that might get from Shin-chan
And Since Asuka was actively trying to interfere with their relation and seemed to feel some sort of regret over her actions, I wonder if guilt might not play against her triumph...never mind what happens when Tabby-kun turns out to be an angel and if Shinji is still the one to kill him.
Or K/S/A polygamy
Makes for interesting Doujinshi
but someone, usually Asuka is going to get left out or feel that she's being left out, which just makes it more ...interesting. Seeing as how instrumentality is kind of a huge (involuntary)
polyamorous relation I wonder it's not implausible though.
LiLi wrote:Again, it's like pizza - different people will enjoy different toppings, so to speak...Asuka & Kaworu might be likened to Pineapple & Wasabi Pizza - not for everyone, but some might like its exotic qualities?
That’s the second time you’ve used Pizza as a means to explain shipping preferences, not that the analogy doesn’t fit in perfectly people do tend to get rather passionate about what toppings they're served
. Kaworu has to be the
pineapple, right? I hope I’m not causing trouble but what exactly do you think Rei and Shinji would be?
Defectron wrote: Imagine if they had kids? A zeruel penguin would be the cutest/most tasty looking thing to come out of the franchise.
It certanly would be interesting and given Tabby's wedlock origin it seems that interspecies children are a possibility. Aren't they both boys though?