Why am I making this? Because little updates here and there keep getting thrown into threads that don't fit because we don't have one that does. Well, now we do. This is the thread for discussing pretty much anything about the show that doesn't fit anywhere else. I'll start us off with two comments:
First off, congratulations on our 1-year anniversary! (I can't check the exact day, but I do know that I was working on the project on the 22nd of March, so we've passed the 1-year mark by now.) If we keep this up, we might just have storyboards for our pilot by March 2011!
Second, I was talking on Vent and realized just how disappointing the romantic/sexual relationships in the show are. If anything, I'd say that the majority of the non-canon ships are Better Than Canon
—perhaps it has something to do with the subtlety of non-text stuff. For Ironeye alone, I'd say that all of the following relationships are more interesting than Ironeye->Matrix and Ironeye/Ironeye's Season 1 boyfriend.
- Ironeye/Cody (especially if you take the Alternative Character Interpretation that Cody is deeply in denial about his sexual orientation because of his upbringing, leading to the pair having hatesex off-screen)
- Ironeye/Hikari (though the ending of this one dodges the Narm bullet only because it's platonic, everything other than the end of the climactic scene would be an interesting romance)
- Ironeye/Kara (she's even The Not-Love Interest)
- Ironeye/Murky (he's terrified of her; she sees through his Stepford Smiler facade and doesn't know how to approach him as a result; a mutual friend brings them together, but complications ensue; they clash over the person they've each tried to take under their wing; after more complications, they open up to each other in a moment of "weakness"—it'd be sweet if Ironeye weren't gay and Murky didn't have eyes only for Faw)
- Ironeye/Jinxed (ignoring that it's Loli—and perhaps Shota, depending on how you look at it—we still get the story of two people who have opposing ways of viewing the world, but who share 2/4 of their respective best friends, leading them to bond over their appreciation for each other's specialized knowledge—even getting to the senior character getting training from the junior—leading to a slow, tentative romance...)
Do I think we should make any of these canon? No. On the other hand, is it a problem that I can put the canon attraction in the bottom 3 (of 10) main relationships? I think so. (And, honestly, I wouldn't have any problem making Ironeye/Gabriel more interesting than Ironeye/Matrix if I actually put some thought into it.)
Now sure, you say, I have a biased perspective since I'm talking about my favorite character. Well, let's take a look at the non-Ironeye stuff:
- Murky and Faw seem to be headed towards Strangled by the Red String territory—they're the only couple in the show pretty much because the plot says so (and I do mean that both ways—that the are a couple for that reason and there are no others for that reason)
- Cody->Murky lasts for all of a week (in the backstory, to boot) and ends up being dead on arrival
- Matrix->Murky isn't going anywhere, and everyone except Matrix (and I'm including the audience here) can tell.
So, yeah, my question: if someone wants to bone someone else, why does the relationship end up so...blah?
edited 23rd Mar '10 4:34:34 PM by Ironeye
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.