Imma flip this question back at you because it is SUCH A GOOD QUESTION but a response has just been sitting half-formulated in my drafts because I am terrible.
Describe your life as a Digidestined. What is your crest? Who is your partner? What other characters are your BFFs? What kind of shenanigans do you get up to? Please be as realistic as possible, like, what would actually happen if you were dropped into this ridiculous universe as opposed to your idealized version of events.
Well, I definitely think I would have a Palmon. I have thought this since childhood! I don’t particularly like plants more than the average lady, but I feel like it would be a good fit somehow. Hopefully they are all as adorable and goofy as Mimi’s, like, that is a species trait or something. I would water her and like, make her dirt and fertilizer lunches and we would play pranks by dangling things from her vines while she pretended to be a tree, like fruit, and then jerking it away when someone tries to grab it.
I am usually pretty good at rolling with new situations, so I feel like the initial shock of waking up in the Digital World wouldn’t be too bad. I would most likely pretend to be really preoccupied with finding a way to get out of there, but secretly all OH SHIT MY CHILDHOOD FANTASY OF BEING DROPPED INTO ANOTHER WORLD HAS COME TRUE, THIS IS AWESOME!! But you know, practical necessities like food, and shelter, also important! So I would bounce back and forth a lot. But if we’re talking 02, where you can pretty much go back and forth at will, I would pretty much just be :D :D :D all the time, and would spend all of my free periods in the Digital World, neglecting my homework.
Friends: I feel like I would get along really well with any of the 02 kids, but particularly Miyako and I would be BFF. From Gen 1, Mimi and Jou, we would all hang together. For some reason I think Sora would take a long time to warm up to me, though? idk.
I would have ZERO PATIENCE for Matt in reality, just as I do in fiction, so we would not get along but not really let anyone else know we don’t get along.
My crest would be Sincerity, or Kindness!
(Hahahaha, these are definitely SOME THINGS I JUST SAID. Wow.)
AND SCAR IS MAY’S ICE DANCING PARTNER!!!1 BECAUSE NOTHING IN THE UNIVERSE WILL EVER BE BETTER THAN SCAR DOING TWIZZLES AND WEARING RIDICULOUS ICE DANCING COSTUMES. OR MAY COULD BE AN INDIVIDUAL FIGURE SKATER TOO!1 WHICH…
I ENJOY ALL OF YOUR CHANGES AND ADDITIONS AND AGREE WITH THEM WHOLEHEARTEDLY!! IN FACT, THEY WERE CHOICES I WOULD HAVE PERHAPS MADE MYSELF HAD I BEEN FOCUSING MORE.
DID YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR FMA OLYMPIC AU IN MIND OR WAS THIS A HINT AT ME RE: BIATHLON AU I JUST MADE UP.
WAIT THIS SOUNDS SUPER CONCEITED. WHATEVER. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR OLYMPIC FMA AU.
YOUR BIATHALON AU INSPIRED IT, FOR SURE, AND IN FACT I AM NOT MENTIONING ROY AND RIZA IN THIS PRECISELY BECAUSE THAT WAS SO PERFECT AND IS WHAT I IMAGINE THEY ARE UP TO IN THIS AU AS WELL.
But mostly, I just want Olympic AUs for everything ALL THE TIME. And Winter Olympics »> ALL OTHER OLYMPICS.
The landlocked, formerly conflict-ridden European country of Amestris is ridiculously excited: after finally getting their shit together, they have been chosen as the host of the 20something Winter Games!
The Elric Brothers: While they have become media darlings (unwillingly, especially on Ed’s part), because of their TRAGIC BACKSTORY that television news milks for all its worth, the Elrics are legitimately talented. Both are skaters: their mother, Trisha, was a gold medalist in figure skating, but retired after becoming pregnant with Ed. While Al followed in his mother’s footsteps, Ed chose hockey instead. This was also possibly to piss off his dad, though nobody could ever be sure. Ed is determined to WIN ALL THE MEDALS, while Al has a more chill approach to competition. (He’s just really happy to be there!)
Also helping out on Team Amestris are Ed’s coach, legendary women’s hockey star Izumi Curtis, who still plays despite a serious injury, Winry Rockbell, who is a genius at repairing any kind of sporting equipment, but particularly renowned and sought-after for making the best skates on the continent.
Although they have the home team advantage, Amestris’s biggest competition is Team China, who are exceptionally strong in almost every area. In the Olympic Village, Ed meats Ling Yao when he steals his spot in line to get some food after a particularly grueling practice, he is never forgiven. Ed also gives him a lot of shit about his family background: his dad is on the Olympic committee, Ed thinks he bought his way into the games.
Ling competes in a variety of freestyle skiing events, and has been training since he was very, very young. He wants nothing more than to get more medals than his number one competition…which doesn’t really made sense, because said competition doesn’t even COMPETE IN THE SAME SPORT…
It doesn’t matter what his real name is, everyone calls him GREED, because, well. BOOM BOOM, STEALIN’ WINS, WRECKIN’ SHIT UP, HE’S THE MOST AWESOMEST SNOWBOARDER AMESTRIS HAS EVER SEEN.
Lanfan is Ling’s coach. She’s a mighty talented skier in her own right (particularly in aerials), but she gave up her own dreams after her grandfather, who had been coaching Ling his whole life, passed away. She’d been doing more and more of his work herself as he got older, anyway, although a lot of people are surprised by how close in age she and Ling are.
(AND UH, PERHAPS THESE THREE HOOK UP AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONIES WHILE THEY ARE ALL A LITTLE DRUNK AND EXCITED, AND SPEND THE REST OF THEIR TIME IN AMESTRIS ~*~FIGURING OUT THEIR FEELINGS~*~ FOR EACH OTHER WHILE TRYING NOT TO GET TOO DISTRACTED??)
May Chang is an ice dancer, and Ling’s half-sister, although they’ve successfully avoided being connected in the press. She is known for her speed and grace, but struggles with homesickness and the pressure to perform exceptionally in her first Games, as the youngest in her sport. May is usually found practicing at the same time as Al, but that’s totally a coincidence. Eventually they begin a ~secret relationship~, learn a lot from each other, and start competing in pairs together at the next Olympics!
ANYWAY THAT WAS MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MY FMA OLYMPIC AU.
While So Weird may have ended when you were 13, the seasons with Fi ended before that, and as Annie doesn't count because she is the worst, I think that could still qualify as a childhood show.
Top five shows intended for teens or children you watched when you were no longer in your childhood?
Aww, Annie was okay! She was…sweet! But Fi was AMAZING, and my hero. ~*~Fiona Phillips~*~
2. Spectacular Spider-Man, which, why haven’t more people watched this? It is INCREDIBLY, incredibly good.
what was your first anime, and as a follow-up, was it awesome?
The first anime I watched that I consciously recognized as anime was, IIRC, either My Neighbor Totoro or…Magical Princess Gigi? The former is one of the greatest movies of all time! The latter is definitely a thing, that exists!
I CANNOT ONLY PICK ONE, SHELBY. HERE ARE A BUNCH!!
Bender Bending Rodriguez, GERTY (Moon), Guardian/DaCoP (this sci-fi YA book that no one has ever read but which I imprinted on SUPER HARD, Keeper Of The Isis Light), Wall-E, THE IRON GIANT aka SUPERMAN, Carl (Automata), Cindi Mayweather, Mont-Blanc (Pluto)
I’M SORRY, I JUST LOVE ROBOTS SO MUCH AND CANNOT STOP GIVING A FUCK ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS :’)
This is weird, I know. Because…dudeslash generally just…doesn’t interest me. HOWEVER.
Daisuke Motomiya and Ken Ichijouji definitely need to kiss each other forever and all time, and slowly allow their adorable and slightly co-dependent BFFship to grow into love, and have many more sleepovers in the future if you get what I am saying.
(Note: I also ship Ken/Yolei. But then, I also ship Yolei/ladies alla time. By which I mean to say, Digimon is like MULTISHIPPING HEAVEN for me.)