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Genius 354 [Aug. 19th, 2007|12:56 pm]
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makaioh
Here's a pattern in my fandoming:
1 - I uber-wub one character
2 - I decide I uber-wub another character, too
3 - The fandom has decided those two characters are a couple
4 - I hate the pairing, even tho they're 2 of my favorite characters.

SO, WHEN I SAW GENIUS 354, I WAS NOT AT ALL PLEASED D<


THERE'S ONLY ONE PAIRING I HEIT MORE THAN RENJI-AKAYA
and that would be YuushiAtobe. (HAAAAAAAATE.)

It's important that you understand that if your opinion differs from mine, I'm not bashing you. I'm bashing characters, pairings, Konomi, etc; but not personal opinions. If we all had the same opinion life would be boring, no?

SO WTF KONOMI THANKZ FOR TEH RETARDED FANSERVICE THAT I HAAAAAAAAAAAATE ;____;
And I'm srsly tired of Inui and Kaidoh, I mean, really, Kaidoh is boring as hell. The best doubles team (from a tennis standpoint) would be Inui and Oishi. But NOOOOOO cuz there's gotta be fan-favorite Eiji and his Oishi luv.
Really, I never saw the basis of the Renji-Akaya thing anyway!!!! I mean, there was like, ONE scene, and that was in the ANIME even, where you MIGHT be able to make a case for that, but I JUST DONT GET IT. And I don't want to. Akaya would piss Renji off. And Renji would probably piss Akaya off, even tho he'd just mutter under his breath and stuff. But rly, IT'S NOT EVEN HOTT, PPL.

I'll admit that even tho I hate the pairing, Akaya and Sanada is kinda hott. Renji and Sanada is ZOMG TEH HOTTTTTTNESS, and Renji and Yuushi MAKES NO SENSE but DAAMMMMNNN it's HOTTTT. I mean, at least the Hamada-Izumi, I can see where people would get that. Even tho I don't rly like it. But WTF RENJI AND AKAYA RLY WTF.

I guess it would be easier to accept if it was in the anime. Because the anime has always fanserviced us like a cheap whore.

I mean, on the one hand, there's the fans to think of, and not just "based on how it has been presented thus far, what logically makes the most sense from a tennis standpoint". Like, nobody in their right mind would make Piyoshi and Gakuto a doubles team (especially not in Crystal Drive 2005, you'll lose on racquet breakage in the first game, frlz). But... well, OK I knew that Akaya wouldn't be benched, cuz he *is* a fan favorite (I'm a fan!) and Jackal isn't, but from a tennis standpoint Akaya is the weakest link. And... doubles? That's worse than Tezuka playing doubles!!

Now, Tezuka and Akaya. THERE'S a pairing I can always support >D

We all know Rikkai had no chance of winning anyway, because Ryouma is the main character, but giving up a whole match like that by putting Akaya in doubles is kinda dumb.
Also?

I HATE THAT PAIRING<-- LJ's version of font size=75 .__.

Feel free to express your opinion here, and I'm sure neither opinions will change but it might be an interesting discussion anyway ^^
I'm not insanedrop trou!

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From:rainy_takako
Date:August 19th, 2007 - 05:50 pm
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lulz @ tenipuri rants XD

I agree with all your "that's boring" pairings totally, hahaha. I've never even given thought to like.. all of the pairings you hate though ahahaha. But now that I am thinking about them I mostly want to vomit. Renji/Akaya is yucky.
I don't think I ever got into Tenipuri enough to ship random crack pairings. The only canon doubles team I shipped was Hyotei silver pair. Inui/Kaidoh and Oishi/Eiji = super ridiculously overrated xD

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From:makaioh
Date:August 19th, 2007 - 09:10 pm
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omg I know, LOL, I totally went off on something very silly ^^;;;;

Tenipuri was my main obsession for... a long time. And I have a TON of crack pairings that have become so canon to me that I can't even let those guys make out with any other guys without some kind of trauma XD
But, THANK YOU, those pairings are so highly overrated, and they're so boring. And now that Konomi has forgotten how to draw, I'm not sure why I'm still reading it at all :/

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From:rainy_takako
Date:August 19th, 2007 - 11:33 pm
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Tenipuri was always a "side" obsession for me, hahahaha. I was the most into it a 2 or 3 years ago maybe. But yeah, crack pairings will do that to ya. XD

Konomi's drawings = ink vomit on a page

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From:makaioh
Date:August 20th, 2007 - 12:53 am
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Heh, I liked Konomi's art for awhile (especially Sanada), but lately it's like he's not even trying. And the story was pretty uber until after Kantou finals. Then it got dumb. I hate when a good series goes downhill :/

Unrelated note, that icon is so sexeh I can't stop staring O_____O

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From:rainy_takako
Date:August 20th, 2007 - 03:01 pm
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Yeah it used to be pretty good, but it seems like he's joined the ranks of shonen mangaka who get uber effing lazy after a while and quit trying (like the chick who draws D-grayman. blargh)

Shingo is just sexy in general XD


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From:leviosa8
Date:August 22nd, 2007 - 02:18 am
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I hate it too. It gets on my nerves.
And this week E21 also sucked. Must be the heat?


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From:chained_fire
Date:August 19th, 2007 - 11:13 pm
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I didn't even know Renji/Akaya was a pairing. Where is that even coming from? The same goes with Yuushi/Atobe. I mean, what?! *is so confused*

And Renji and Akaya for Doubles 2? Huh?! But then again, they might win and Seigaku will make a comeback with a 3-2 win. What I'm wondering is, if Renji and Akaya are playing doubles, who is playing Singles 2?

And what about Ryoma's bout of amnesia and his genki smiles? What's up with that? This chapter was freaking weird.

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From:makaioh
Date:August 20th, 2007 - 12:50 am
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Honestly, there's no canon to support Renji/Akaya OR Yuushi/Atobe. In fact, the reason Yuushi/Atobe pisses me off so much is because canon suggests they actively dislike each other in the kind of way that if they never saw that guy again they wouldn't even notice. But, rly, the only thing even REMOTELY suggesting Renji/Akaya is actually suggesting Akaya->Renji, it was when Akaya stepped in between Sanada gonna smack Renji. (Sanada would have totally cried if he'd had to smack Renji, he so would have, because HE LUVS RENJI.)

D00d, Akaya would SUCK as a doubles playa. He's like Haruna, but WORSE, as far as not being a team player. Bleahhhhhhh I have no idea who S2 will be. My guess would be Fuji vs Yagyuu or Nioh, and then ... wait, then the other half of D1 with.. Bunta? In the nationals D1? Wtf ;___;
But, it is manga, so it's possible that Akaya and Renji can win, which is what the fans kinda want. It'll be like, a redemption, since all three of those people (Sanada, Akaya, Renji) lost at Kantou and made us all sad because they are AWESOME ;D

I have no idea what's going on with Ryouma, honestly. I haven't been really paying much attention to the manga until last chapter, because I rly wanted Sanada to wim and I was afraid he wouldn't ^^

But, like a lot of previous chapters I *have* read, this one was st00pit :/

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From:chained_fire
Date:August 21st, 2007 - 01:05 am
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With so little canon to back them up, I don't really get why people ship them at all. But people are free to like whatever they want so whatever.

Fuji will probably be playing S2 but whether he will win or lose is hard to tell. If Inui and Kaidoh lose, then he has to win. And I'm beginning to think that they will lose because like you said, it'll be like a redemption for Sanada, Akaya, and Renji. We all know Oishi and Eiji are playing D1 and they have to win because it's been forever since they won. So unless there is a tie somewhere, then that is probably how things will go down.

Ryoma's amnesia is pretty lame and I can't believe Konomi actually wrote that. I kinda want PoT to end already so there won't be anymore stuff like that. (-_-)

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From:makaioh
Date:August 21st, 2007 - 01:39 am
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I guess people like to ship Atobe and Yuushi because they're both hott. That's the only thing I can come up with -__-

There shouldn't be a tie, because that would mean, in order to make it interesting, Ryouma would have to be benched, and Yukimura would have to be benched, and that's just not gonna happen (because we all know it'll be Ryouma vs. Yukimura! That should be pretty cool, actually.) And yeah, it's about damn time "Golden Pair" did something golden. You know, like, WINNING.

I still haven't decided if I'm going to buy any more TeniPuri books. I was dead-set against it when I saw the horrible art, but then I won't have a complete set... OH and the best thing about genius 354 is the banner across one of the pages saying something like "Volume 40.5 is in production! You can be a part of it! Details on p 129!" or something!
40.5!!!!! YEY!!!!! (but yeah, kill it quickly, because a slow death is a painful death ;____; )


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From:leviosa8
Date:August 22nd, 2007 - 02:20 am
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"Ryoma's amnesia is pretty lame and I can't believe Konomi actually wrote that. I kinda want PoT to end already so there won't be anymore stuff like that. (-_-)"

SECONDED. Completely.


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From:leviosa8
Date:August 22nd, 2007 - 02:26 am
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Look, I have no idea about tennis (not even after watching and reading the whole of PoT for years, unlike what has happened with Oofuri and baseball in barely two months), but I see that pairing as plot-wise logic.

I dislike Renji, so I don't give a damn about him or who he plays with (sorry!), but I find it was the logical (fanservice) way to pair the teams up: senpai-kohai combo, with the last InuKai (the previous game was MomoKai and Inui didn't really play). Maybe we'll get RenjiKaya redemption, as you've said above.

I think the other logical rematch would be D1 VS GP, you know, in revenge. GP now bores me and I have never really liked D1, so well, it'd be more a matter of how much shit Konomi can pull up in the remaining games.

Judging from what he has done with Ryoma, a truckload of shit ahead!

And yet we keep reading :D

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From:makaioh
Date:August 22nd, 2007 - 09:34 am
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Well, you're right of course, it's fanservice plot logic so tht the 3 who lost last time can win. And becasue it's a fan-favorite pairing, and Konomi's been fanservicing lately.

Nationals is such a disappointment after Kantoh finals. I never was a big fan of either Momo *or* Kaidoh *or* Bunta *or* Jackal (maybe Bunta a little) but that match was one of the best matches in the whole series. That's the one I go back and read all the time, to READ it, not just to look at the sexy boys (none of MomoKaiBunJac are sexeh , really ¬¬ ). Just because it's such an awesome match.
If I hadn't read any of the previous chapters, I'd think that GP vs D1 would be an uber match like that one this time around. But, I figure it'll just be Eiji and Oishi being each other and freaking out D1 in a retarded role-reversal plot :/

(in all honesty, I've only been reading chapters that people have pointed out are vexing or scary. I had no intention of reading 354 originally, but I'll probably end up buying all the tanks anyway even tho I said I wouldn't ;D

I hope 40.5 is uber like 20.5!!