sapphy梨 (sapphynashi) wrote in fandomcliche,

I even made a banner for this one.

S/K is one of my OTPs. I am a fangirl. I am not afraid to show it. But S/K is starting to get an especially bad rep. Why?

Because some fans blow them both totally out of proportion, even going so far as to erase Fuuma and Seishirou from their history.

W. T. F.

S/K is not S/K without the Fuuma and Seishirou factor!

It's just not cool to write an AU where Kamui is a random horny high school student and Subaru just happens to be a hot middle-aged perverted man. ...In fact, an AU like that with any two characters from any series isn't a very big turn-on.

If you're going to write a PWP, you can at least keep them in-character. It IS possible with those two. In fact, it's much more possible for them to have sex as a one-night stand, maybe even as a routinely thing, than it is for them to fall in love and live happily ever after. Subaru's not naive enough to think of sex as the ultimate expression of love. Kamui doesn't relate sex to love, period. The only love Kamui knew was the kind he had with Fuuma, Kotori, and his mother. That love was whole, complete, and true. When he was old enough to understand what sex was, he probably didn't think it was anything special. That doesn't mean he would shag the nearest thing with two legs, either. Kamui just isn't intimate like that. But with someone he knows fairly well, perhaps even has a crush on? Sure, why not? As for Subaru's side of things... Well, he wants Kamui to succeed, he wants to help him. If sleeping with him will do any good, why shouldn't he? He cares for him on some level, and it's pleasurable for both. Subaru and Kamui would make great casual lovers. Proof in fanfiction: My Love and I by Isachan and Oyasumi by Technomancy.

Taking it to the next step - actual romance - is a trick in itself. And that's a whole different story. A certain careful approach is needed, but no, most rabid fangirls bulldoze on in with no heed of either character's psyche. "Let's make Kamui a total girly uke!" and "Subaru can be a manly seme!" NO. Kamui is moody, temperamental, and sure, a bit traumatized, and gets that deer-in-headlights look around Fuuma nowadays, but he still has that spark. I think there are two instances in the manga where Kamui got a tad angry and actually struck at Fuuma. I've said it before, Kamui is a strong character. He can be on top without having to match the seme stereo-type. Because the seme stereo-type sucks ass. And Subaru isn't the seme stereo-type anyway. (HAH.) With S/K, I think Kamui's just as likely to be on top as Subaru. Maybe more.

That basically ends my rant.

The idea for this came from the MD <3
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The SxK vs FxK/SxS thing bothers me. Especially when people say "It can never ever work because Subaru loves Seishirou and will NEVER EVER LOVE ANYONE ELSE!". If properly written, SxK, like pretty much any pairing, can be done well.

(I don't know loads about X myself-I only have the first 4 graphic novels and have only seen eps 2-6 of the TV series. ^^;)
@_@ I like all three pairings, but I just prefer S/K. I don't see why everyone gets so uppity over it. "My pairing totally pwnz your stupid pairing!" -_- Right. Some people just aren't imaginative.

XD You're missing out on the S/K goodness!

And this is completely off-topic, but am I the only person in the world who is BOTHERED by the fact Seishirou is on the cover of the latest translated volume? THE Seishirou picture that is on X16 in the Japanese version? He isn't even IN this volume! STUPID Viz!
As soon as I can afford it I'm getting the TV series on DVD-and more of the manga! *wants to see the SorataxArashi goodness as well*
Erm...Seishirou's SUPPOSED to be on the cover of volume 12, which is the latest English release release. He's not on the cover of volume 16 Tohru and Tokiko are. It goes in the order of Tarot cards. Seishiro is the death card, appropriately, and Death is numbered 12.
Errr....13, Schu. 13. Duh. *sickness affecting brain*
Well the SxK fans have to deal with the fact that SxS is, or at least was canon, which can be a issue when it comes to fanfiction.

But the SxS fans have to deal with the fact that half of their OTP is, well dead.

And neither side takes it well.
...I find the way you word that extremely amusing for some reason.
This scares me, because it opens my mind up to the fact that someone, somewhere, may think SxS FOREVAH!!!!! literally and do the whole necrophilia thing.

Yes, I know I'm commenting to a comment more than a year old, but good comments never die.
A Subaru without Seishirou in his past is *not Subaru*. A Kamui without Fuuma and Kotori in his past is *not Kamui*. 'Nuff said.