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Title: The Storm, Ch 12, What We're Fighting For
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zelgadis, Sylphiel, Rubia
Ratings/Warnings: Me and my morbidness
Plot: Lina feels compelled to join the fight against Shabranigdu again when her children befriend a girl who she believes is the reincarnation of the daughter she lost. Sequel to Beneath the Portrait.

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This chapter. This damn chapter. I nearly gave up writing fanfiction because I never thought I would get this damn chapter written. Usually I write a first draft and it’s crap, and then it goes through a refining process during the second draft, and sometimes I can post then, other times I need a third draft. For this damn chapter? I lost track of the re-writes. Scenes just never gelled together, I constantly had to tear apart everything I’d written as terrible and unsalvageable, I realized I kept needing to add scenes, I realized I kept needing to delete scenes, and still it just never worked.

Until it did. It finally started to work. And I finally know how this is going to end. I have persevered!
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Fandom: The Slayers
Title: Slayers, Neverending, Ch 4
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Luna
Plot: What is there to do after you've defeated Shabranigdu twice by the time you're 18? Lina worries about what to do with the rest of her life that can top or at least match her early achievements. Yet for this native born heroine of Zeferia, there will always be a new challenge. This was hard figuring out novels or anime continuity, eventually went with novels.

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Fandom: The Slayers
Title: Unrequited?
Characters Luke, Milina
Plot: A walk on the beach should be romantic. But given Milina's perpetual cold shoulder, the absence of love is never more keenly felt, leading to some deep conversations. Request fic for scrik.

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Fandom: The Slayers
Title: Slayers, Neverending, Ch 3
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zel/Amelia, Luna, The Eternal Queen, Lina's Dad
Plot: What is there to do after you've defeated Shabranigdu twice by the time you're 18? Lina worries about what to do with the rest of her life that can top or at least match her early achievements. Yet for this native born heroine of Zeferia, there will always be a new challenge. This was hard figuring out novels or anime continuity, eventually went with novels.

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Anyway, my husband is the hero of the hour for this one. Had been working on edits all day when I let my 6 year old who I’ve nicknamed Wreck It play on my tablet, and he managed to hard locked it good and I was worried I’d lost everything for a bit, but fortunately I married a computer scientist and he got it working again. Otherwise this might not have gotten out for another month depending on how much was lost.
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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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28. Who was your favorite fish person in the series?

FISH PERSON!?!?!?! EWWWW! NO! KEEP THEM AWAY FROM ME!

Unless they’re dead, can’t talk with that horrible bubbly voice and filleted on a bed of rice.
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26. Have you ever had a desktop photo of Slayers?

I’ve had many! I have a desktop timer that cycles through several hundred wallpapers. Not just Slayers, though. Tons of other shows, but there are a lot of Slayers ones. In fact, right now it’s a colorized one of Lina and Gourry looking deeply into each other’s eyes....Inspiration! And it just changed to one of Lina being Lina.
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25. Have you memorized any lengthy spells?

LOL, yeah. Can’t avoid it. I listen to something a few times and I have it memorized. And I might have been known to spout off the Dragon Slave when another driver does something stupid while I’m driving...
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24. Would you wish for another season?

Yes, however, I think I’d prefer a reboot that focuses on staying closer to the novel’s storyline. Much as I’d love to see the later storylines animated, I think the extended break between seasons forces the creators to do things that aren’t in the best interest of telling the story, thus you have recycling successful villains and poorly trying to recapture the humor-action balance of the original in Evo-Revo rather than creating a quality story that holds up on it’s own that could have drawn in new as well as old fans.
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23. Gif that describes how you feel about your favorite/least favorite character

Fav (Lina):

Least Fav (Pokota):
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19. Any head cannons?

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

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18. Favorite member of the Mazoku race?
Phibrizo. He is one emotionally manipulative little bastard.
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17. Favorite unlikely ship?

Hm, well, there’s not many cannon ships in the series, and this is vague enough I’m not sure if they mean cannon or non-cannon. I’m also having a hard time quantifying unlikely.

Cannon: I guess Zel and Amelia are a bit unlikely, because she’s a princess and in those times royalty married royalty. And given Zel’s condition I don’t really see him dropping his search for his cure to settle down in Seyruun.

Non-cannon: After reading the novels I became intrigue by the idea of Zelgadis and Sylphiel. They worked well together in Sairaag, their personalities suit each other, and they both stood up to Rezo when it was dangerous for them to do so and have reasons to personally hate him.

And, I think Xellos and Sherra would be interesting, granted, I’m, not entirely convinced that Mazokus romance each other. And given that Xellos is very effective at what he does and Sherra lets her pride get in the way, might point to some serious personality conflicts. But these things aren’t rational, so…
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16. If you were in Lina’s position would have cast the Giga Slave?

With the caveat that we rarely really know how we would act in high risks situations (we tend to overestimate our abilities to handle everything perfectly without freezing), logically I would say yes. If Lina had refused to cast it to save Gourry, Hellmaster would have kept killing her other friends, and then he could have either targeted her family or held a random town hostage and killed them all, and kept doing it until she decided to cast it. I ultimately see Lina being in a damned if you do, damned if you don’t place. While she may have been able to go home, summon Luna and every other powerful human she’s ever met to fight him, I think Phibrizzo would have spent the time she took doing that to kill a large number of people. Basically she made a high stakes gamble: keep as many people living as possible versus the whole world.

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Hey ya’ll, not only does this series include plot elements and scenes from my fanfic, Slayers RESOLUTION, but this clip also includes one of my Missing Scenes, so if you ever wanted to see them animated…

Hats off to @scrik!
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15. What outfit from the series do you wish you owned.

This is hard, because I don’t like a lot of the outfits in the series, I mean, really, Slayers fashion is in serious SOS.

I guess Amelia’s green dress in the Femille episode is sorta cute (and actually so are Lina’s and Martina’s, but I like the color of Amelia’s outfit best) and I could pull it off. Lina’s yellow dress in the cruise ship episode is also cute but considering that by the time I was 13 I was so tall people were mistaking me for an adult, let’s just say I can’t pull off the cute little girl look so it would be a waste owning it. So Amelia’s green dress.

That said, “wish I owned” is stretching it a bit, but if it magically appeared in my closet one day I would wear around town without feeling embarrassed.
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14. What would your magical specialty be if you lived in the world of Slayers?

I’d love to say Black Magic like Lina, but I don’t think so really. I’d worry too much about hurting people with Black Magic, and unlike Lina, I’m more subtle than flashy, and she likes Black Magic because it is so flashy. If I were free of my neuroses, though, Black Magic would be cool.
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13. What attracted you to the series?

Lina’s fight to win speech, and the way she is the big hero in the story, and the way she has friendships with other women, and the epic, rather unconventional approach it took with the love story aspect, and the humor.
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11. Who’s your least favorite character?

Back in college it was Martina. She annoyed the daylights out of me. Boy crazy drama queens tend to annoy the shit out of me in real life (er, sorry to all the boy crazy drama queens out there, if it helps, karma is biting me in the ass, as my adorable little two-year-old is becoming quite the Drama Queen, we’ll see what she’s like as a teenager I guess), so I was often exasperated with her. With time and nostalgia I’ve softened towards her a bit.

Now, I would say Pokota. The whole him being a stuffed animal just disturbs me because A. I overthink it and B. I’m highly empathetic. Which looks like this: He has a zipper on his stomach, his stomach zips open and closed. I get shivers thinking about it, because I imagine having a zipper on my stomach and people being able to open and close it and it GIVES ME THE EFFIN HEEBIE JEEBIES! I am gagging thinking about it!

And it that’s not bad enough, he just sticks huge stuff like the SOL in there! OMG! HE IS CARRYING A SWORD HILT INSIDE OF HIM! WTF I’M GAGGING JUST THINKING ABOUT IT! WHAT IF IT SOMEHOW ACTIVATED INSIDE OF HIM!? And does he keep his other gear in there!? Does it all jostling and bumble around in his stomach? AIYEEYEYEYEYEYEYEYEYE!

And that he is filled with stuffing! UGH! UGH! UGH! UGH! UGH! And how the stuffing just magically stays in place after his ears are cut off? There’s no one with OCDD who goes up to him and starts pulling it out!? UUUURRRRRRGH!

Suffice to say, I find it highly disturbing to look at him/think about him/hear mentions of him. The logistics of his character just…don’t sit well with me. And this is why he has barely a mention in one story I’ve written (out of, er, 68 stories) and likely will never feature in anything I’ve written more prominently than that.
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10. How old were you when you first started watching/reading Slayers?

19

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