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Title: The Storm, Ch 8: Living in the Shadow
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zelgadis, Sylphiel, Luna, Rubia
Ratings/Warnings: None
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.

FFN
AO3
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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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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.

Previous Novels )

Plot

Episodes 18 thru let’s say most of 22 are based off this novel. Once they get to Dragon’s Peak it should start sounding very familiar. A lot happens! Xellos’ true nature is revealed to the group. Zel and Amelia make some great leaps in character development. And Lina and Gourry’s commitment to each other grows stronger.

Sorry this took awhile. Lots of characters and a lot of stuff happened. )
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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

For previous books )


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.

Yeah, this took awhile to bang out. Been one of those months. )
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For the first novel as well as information about how I organized this and the purpose behind it.

For previous novels )

Plot

Oh boy. Plot elements from this novel appeared in episodes 23-26 of Prime, 9-13 of NEXT, and 9-13 of REVO, and depending on how technical you want to be, several other plotlines. In other words, they got a lot of mileage out of this story!
5 down, 10 more to go! )
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For information about the purpose of this and how I organize things, as well as the analysis of the first novel, click here.

For the second novel, the Sorcerer of Atlas, click here.

Plot: Episodes 13-26 of the anime loosely follow this novel. Perhaps the biggest difference is that Amelia has had yet to make her debut (we’ll have to wait for that in the next novel) while Lantz joins in on the fun. Anyway, brief summary below.

And, oh yes, spoilers! )
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Purpose: An in-depth examination of the Slayers characters as portrayed in the light novels. One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about the series is the rich and complex characters, so I’m going to analyze the heck out of them.

Source Material: A lot of this is comparing and contrasting the characters as portrayed in the anime versus the light novels, with the primary focus being the novels. While I have seen most of the OVAs, I haven’t watched them repeatedly like I have the main anime so I won’t be drawing anything from them. Also, the only special I will be drawing from is The Thing He Sees Beyond the Point of His Sword (from here on out TTHS) because it’s the only one I have read and it does provide some good insight into both Lina and Gourry’s character.

I also include information from interviews with Hajime Kanzaka.

However, this naturally means there are bits and pieces I am missing, so if anyone has anything to add feel free. Further, I am not Japanese nor do I speak the language, and am having to rely on translations. So there are nuances that get lost in translation and cultural barriers.

And the manga does not factor into this at all. Too many competing storylines to track.

Characters: The characters I will be focusing are those who A. Appear in both the anime and the novels and B. appear in more than one novel. Though, I can’t say for sure how close I will stick with this for the simple fact that some characters interest me more than others and if I really don’t have anything constructive to say about one I’d probably leave him out.

This will include the main four, Xellos, Sylphiel and some relatively minor characters such as Rubia and Lance.

And further showing I am prone to breaking my own rules, when/if I get to the last 7 novels, I will most likely include sections for Luke and Milina.

The other thing to note is that, as the stories are told first person from Lina’s point of view, what we get is her impressions of the other characters. Lina is the only character whose head we actually get into. For this reason, Lina features heavily in other character’s sections.

The Ruby Eye (brief overview): Of the adaptations, the anime remained the most faithful to this storyline. This comprises the first 10 episodes of the anime and focuses on when Lina defeats Shabranigdo for the first time. Aside from some character changes and added/deleted scenes, there’s not a lot of surface differences between the way that events unfolded in the novel and in the anime.

A Note About Spellings: By and large I’m using the spellings I picked up 10 or so years ago when the fansubs were still being passed around and whether or not Zelgadis is spelled with one or two ‘s’ could cause a lot of debate. The official subs standardized some things, but the novels use different spellings for some things. For instance, Shabranigdo vs Shabranigdu. I’m just going by what is quickest more the most effortless for me to type.

Onto the more interesting character stuff! )
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Fandom: The Slayers
Title: Fly Away
Chapter: 5 of 7
Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zel/Amelia
Rating: Ugh, really hates these. I'll say PG.
Plot: The story of why Lina left home and how she adjusted when she came back. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pharoah999 for the beta!

Even Though it Breaks My Heart to Know We'll Be So Far Apart-Corrinne May )
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Third and final essay, and the one most dated by my current knowledge of fandom (Slayers was my first on line fandom). Ironically I think it's the first essay I wrote. I must also comment that in the case of Zel/Lina, people were strongly arguing that they were a cannon couple like the Harry/Hermione people, which bothered me more than anything. Ship whatever couple you want, but don't try to argue that they're cannon just because you like them.

My first and only foray into the shipping wars. Now I'm going to have to find some good Gourry/Lina fanfic. )
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Third and final essay, and the one most dated by my current knowledge of fandom (Slayers was my first on line fandom). Ironically I think it's the first essay I wrote. I must also comment that in the case of Zel/Lina, people were strongly arguing that they were a cannon couple like the Harry/Hermione people, which bothered me more than anything. Ship whatever couple you want, but don't try to argue that they're cannon just because you like them.

My first and only foray into the shipping wars. Now I'm going to have to find some good Gourry/Lina fanfic. )

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