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29 November 2009 @ 09:58 pm
Renji is Not Your Messiah  
Hello :D

Some of you may know me as jukeboxbars on BA, but most of you probably don’t, ‘cause I’m not that famous XD

But I’ve been thinking (or rather ranting) about this for quite a while, and I decided if I ever sat down and wrote it out, I’d post it here.

Normally I would ask Debbie if it was appropriate to post, given that it does contain a fair bit of IchiHime directed anger. Then again, now that this comm is being so heavily shielded from virgin eyes, I'm not so sure it's necessary :/

Nonetheless, I've tried my best to write out my reasons why I absolutely despise when RenRuki is only supported as a "pairing of convenience," and to explain why I feel Kubo never meant for Renji's feelings, whether or not they were romantic (for the record, I believe they were), to stand in the way of IchiRuki development.

Warning: For excessive length and general bitchiness.

(If you're pissed off and you know it, cite the text!)

Edited to add: It's been so long since this was posted, I forgot my onemanga links have been taken down *facepalm* I'm locking the post for now until I upload the images myself.
laurie_bunter: supermanlaurie_bunter on November 30th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Just thought I'd leave my comment here instead of your lj, so other lurkers in the comm might be encouraged to check it out. XD It was an interesting, snarky read.

Anyway, I pretty much agree with lots of what you said. That panel with Renji being classified with Byakuya in Rukia's mind has always stood out to me, when confronted with RenRuki shipper stuff. That, and Renji's speech to Ichigo, begging him to save Rukia. No guy with romantic feelings for a girl will WANT another guy to play hero during that crucial moment -- heroic moments do happen to be preludes to major panty-peeling, you know. Aside from it being an indication that Renji is not the alpha male in the series, I always read that scene as a sign that Renji's mature enough to step aside when he knows he's lost.

Anyway, I'm now curious to read your next installment on Nemu. XD Post it ASAP (or as soon as you can...)

The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on November 30th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
I agree with the above. It was a really good read. I'm rather fond of well-thought out essays, and this was a good one.

If it's got eagles having sex or astrology or whatever I'm not interested.

...But this doesn't have any of that so....yeah. I liked it.

I'm so incoherent when I'm sick.

_debbiechan_: nemu 2_debbiechan_ on December 1st, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)

Haha, aren't you always SICK? *pets you and adores you*

I like essays with coherent thoughts and the ones with astrological eagles entertain me as well. I'm really looking forward to the Nemu essay because if there was EVER a controversial character in Bleachdom, it's this darling of a is she or isn't she a robot rape victim. I used to ship her with Ishida as a side dish to my IshiHime and IchiIshi but no more. Her canon personality is leaving me cold. I suspect it's supposed to. Then again, a cold body makes it hard for me to warm up to Kubo's sex jokes about her.