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29. NOtp

I don’t like Xellos paired with anyone except, perhaps, other Mazoku (though I’m still not 100% sold that Mazoku have something like love even for each other, but perhaps something based on loyalty, which they do have, or perhaps they’re into Sadomasochism with each other). It just goes against my concept of Mazoku to be loving.

I think an example of this is Rashatt in the novels. He was Gaav’s minion, but after Gaav dies rather than avenging Gaav or appearing torn up (or happy to be free from Gaav) about it, his allegiance changed to Hellmaster, the person who killed Gaav. So there’s extreme loyalty, but it’s very hierarchical and it doesn’t appear as though they have an emotional attachment to their superiors, equals or subordinates.

And I also don’t like Lina paired with anyone but Gourry, unless it was before she met him (like Lina and Naga, I don’t see it, but it doesn’t phase me much, or if she had a cute crush on the neighborhood boy before she left Zefiel City). Lina/Zel and Lina/Xellos both really aggravate me.
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19. Any head cannons?

Um, lots! And some change depending if it’s novels or anime.

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Title: Slayers Resolution, Ch 20 of 26, Trouble! The Monster's True Plans Unfold!
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zel/Amelia, Xellos
Ratings/Warnings: If you're good with the anime, you'll be good with this/
Plot: The gang bands together for what they think is a treasure hunt but finds that the world is once again in mortal peril! This is an updated version of the first fanfic I ever wrote, which was under a different name back in 2002.

FFN
AO3

20 down, six more to go!
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Title: Slayers Resolution Ch 9 of 26, Ickipoo! The Butchered Past, the Resultant Future!
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zel/Amelia
Ratings/Warnings: None
Plot: The gang bands together for what they think is a treasure hunt but finds that the world is once again in mortal peril! This is an updated version of the first fanfic I ever wrote, which was under a different name back in 2002.

FFN
AO3
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OK, ya’ll. I’ve had several people pestering me about doing more with Lina’s parents. And, despite the fact that they’ve featured in several of my fanfics, I actually hate having to write them for the stupidest reason. I don’t know their names and I have no way of divining what Hajime Kanzaka would have named them. Therefore, I write them as minimally as possible. I also have this bizarre complex about getting something wrong, and their names are a big sticking point with me because of this. Granted, I did name them in “Fly Away,” but I was thinking of names that went with the theme of the story, so I never used those elsewhere.

So, to help me over this complex I have about naming them, I’m creating a poll. I’ve included several famous couples, several of which have a black haired male and red haired female (there’s no cannon evidence that I know of that Lina’s mom is a redhead, but that’s my own pet theory). One, Han and Leia, I chose because it’s so obvious from “Slayers” that HJ is a “Star Wars” fan, so I might as well include the cannon couple from those movies. Ya’ll have a week to pick your favorite and then I will go with that.

Anyway, click here and it’ll take you to the poll.
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Title: They Find
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry
Plot: Lina and Gourry's children find a pet. Lina does not approve.

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Title: Missing Scenes: Knight
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, technically Jade, Maius, Luke, Milina
Warnings: None
Plot: Gourry muses on knighthood while listening to his comrades glorify it. Set in the novel's continuity during the second chapter of "The Maneuverings of Dynast's Army."

FFN
AO3
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And to kick off this Valentine’s Day weekend, I am going to gush about my OTP. Especially because later this year will be the anniversary of the time when some people I met in college forced me to watch “The Slayers.” Once I got past my reservations I was head over ears in love with the anime, especially Lina. And I shipped Lina/Gourry because Gourry loved Lina. And to this day I have yet to see another show or book do the man being the damsel in distress better. I think that’s why, after all these years, I’m still smitten. As a feminist who loves strong female characters and likes seeing them in relationships where they are accepted for their strengths and loved by men, “The Slayers” was unlike anything I’d seen at that point.

Which is why I’m still a bit pissed that, a few months ago, I saw someone make a comment that she disliked L/G because most shippers want to turn Lina into the damsel with Gourry rescuing her. I was completely baffled by this sentiment. While I’ve not read every L/G fanwork written or viewed every bit of fanart, I can say that for the most part in L/G fanworks this turning Lina into the damsel is not there (though, in every corner of fandom there are those people who prove embarrassing so I’m not going to say they don’t exist, only that I dislike the idea of making Lina the damsel). And frankly, this idea that L/G shippers want that bothered me. Because everything I love about L/G is tied to how strong Lina is, how Lina has to rescue Gourry, and how even though she is a flawed character she is still loved by Gourry, who does not try to change her.

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Title: Of Cursed Lands and Cursed Lines, Ch 5 of 6
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry
Warnings: child abuse and violence
Plot: Gourry's past catches up to him when his brothers track him down and try to force him to return to the Elmekian Empire. Novels continuity, set after the 15th.

FFN
AO3
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[livejournal.com profile] brendala had a good question about how pregnancy works in Desolation, which of course leads to larger questions about whether women in the Slayersverse can use magic. Considering I find everything about pregnancy fascinating (even though it is a miserable state of being and I never want to go through it again!) and that there is pretty much NOTHING in cannon about whether or not a sorceress would be able to use her powers, there's a lot of room to speculate. So here goes!

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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Well, it took me several months, but I finally banged this out. This novel gave me fits for a bit because of how I typically format these with the characters appearing in the order of their appearance in the series. That just wasn’t working for this novel, so it finally occurred to me this week to shake up the order and voila! I got this done. So instead of starting with Lina and ending with Memphis, I’m starting with Memphis and saving Lina for last, because Lina’s the best. Enjoy!

Much thanks to all of the translators who worked on the latter half of the series who made this possible. Especially the one who translated the 15th one, found here.


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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Finally, the penultimate novel! The translation of which can be found here. How these storylines never made it into the anime is a grave injustice…

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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.


There was a lot of interest to analyze in this novel! So grab your favorite drink and a bowl of popcorn, because this is long! Read on to find out how long! So long that I've had to divide it into two parts! And it is thanks to amildcaseofraughnatrushavna that we have this translation!

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Part 2
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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Previous Novels )

Plot

This novel is an anomaly, especially in the latter half of the series, in that it does not move the plot of the arc much and could be easily skipped. Lina and Gourry are also the only recurring characters who feature in it. But does that means that there’s nothing to be gained from this novel, no deeper parallels, no flights of long range reaching? Read on to find out! Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pip25 and [livejournal.com profile] hlrespect for the translation!

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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Previous Novels )


Plot

Wizer makes an appearance! Though in a drastically altered form from what made it into the anime! Most of the first three chapters were translated here, and the rest can be found here, translated by [livejournal.com profile] hlrespect and [livejournal.com profile] pip25.

10 down, 5 to go! )
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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Previous Novels )
Plot

From here on out we are in the territory of plotlines that did not make it into the anime. What a shame this is cannot be overstated. In this volume, we meet Luke and Milina. Massive thanks to Spore for the fan translation found at
Baka-Tsuki, without which I would still be gnashing my teeth and wishing I knew Japanese.

Milina is kinda kick ass. )
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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

Previous novels )

Plot

Episodes 22-26 of NEXT are adapted from this novel. I went into more detail than usual in the summary because the novel explains a lot of things that the anime doesn’t and, because, it’s pivotal. And yay! Made it through the first story arc! On a sadder note, it’s the last we see of Zel, Amelia and Sylphiel. They go off to live their own lives after this. Posted in two parts because this become too long.

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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

For the previous novels )

Plot
Episodes 6-9 of Evolution-R were adapted from this novel. While Seigram does make another appearance, there’s little that’s recognizable from NEXT in this novel.

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