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Did I lose my brilliant readers/writers? Assignment three is out there, hanging in the wind, waiting patiently for fandom to respond... My own response to A3 (and A2, even) are delayed until next week when I'm on school vacation - WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?
Let me make life easy by posting a topic that almost everyone can get behind. Explain your character preferences. Example: I hate Aeris with a blinding passion, and cheer Sephiroth on like mad in that Forgotten City scene. I love Basch in a manner bordering on obscene, and will click on any piece of fanwork with his name, regardless of whether or not I like the situation or the poster's other work. I could (and probably will) write serious, thesis-length explanations for both these preferences, neither of which are arbitrary. I'm asking you to do the same.
This has the potential to be controversial, so let me lay down a few extra rules.
1. BACK UP YOUR PREFERENCE WITH SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL. I don't like the color pink, but that's hardly the basis of my aversion to Aeris.
2. RESPECT OTHER OPINIONS. Go ahead and tell me Basch sucks for reasons X, Y, and Z. Understand that you will not change my mind. I won't change yours. We'll discuss it like adults and agree to disagree.
3. IT'S OK TO BE (MILDLY) SNARKY, JUST FOLLOW THE OTHER RULES. We tease because we love. But I'm serious about respecting other people's opinions.
Also, I appreciate the tongue-in-cheek as much as the earnestly solemn, so go ahead and write that ode to Vaan's abs. You know you love them.
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