My Six-Year DeviantArt Anniversary Art Summary

Happy Sixth DeviantArt Anniversary to me, ladies and gentlemen. I know I was supposed to post this yesterday. However, as you can tell, InuAya month continued to be in full swing. This is also evident in the fanart collage I have created when I started InuAya month two years ago and continued to observe April as the month dedicated to one of my most beloved OTPs ever. Therefore, I invite you to sit back, relax, take a stroll down memory lane with me, and celebrate the six years I have been here at DeviantArt. There is no doubt that my time on DeviantArt has been filled with ups, downs, fans, trolls, friends, enemies, and a whole bunch of netizens present here and outside DeviantArt for better and for worse. However, one attribute remains evergreen which is my passion and devotion to Inuyasha x Ayame as my cherished one true pairing not only in the Inuyasha franchise as well as all of anime but also in all of fandom. I have been a devoted partisan to this pairing since I was a teenager because I believed that there was potential for Inuyasha and Ayame to be a mighty power couple strong enough to defeat a horde of opponents in martial arts tournaments and protect their family and fellow tribespeople from invaders. Even in my teens, I was never satisfied with the canon pairings Inuyasha and Ayame received. I have already made my reasons clear as to why their respective canon pairings never worked in my eyes, even if the canon devotees do not want to listen or think I am bashing the canon pairings. Nevertheless, I chose to exercise my right to uphold Inuyasha and Ayame as one of my favorite power couples ever. Throughout my time drawing Inuyasha x Ayame fanart and delving into discourses in terms of the potential they have as a power couple, I have been toying with ideas in store for them. One of the ideas I had in store was my Mighty Morphin Inurangers AU headcanon. No doubt did I enjoy casting Inuyasha as the Red Tyrannosaurus Inuranger version of Tommy Oliver and Jason Lee Scott and Ayame as the Yellow Saber-Toothed Tiger Inuranger version of Trini Kwan and Aisha Campbell. While I always insist that Inuyasha embodies Tommy’s long-lasting legacy as the face of the Power Rangers and Jason’s original status as the Red Ranger leader and Ayame encapsulates Trini’s courageous compassion, Aisha’s warm fierceness, and even Tanya Sloan’s unstoppable graciousness, Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s power couple dynamics are reminiscent of the following Red Ranger and Yellow Ranger couples, especially in the Saban era. Inuyasha and Ayame possess Eric’s and Taylor’s military fierceness, Leo’s and Maya’s warrior strength, and Andros’s and Ashley’s warmly unconditional love with fortitude and glory as an Inuranger couple. My InuAya fanart collage illustrates that there is one other AU headcanon that propelled my admiration and fascination for Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple. That is my anime martial arts tournament AU headcanon where a lot of the anime characters I grew up watching on television form teams of seven and possess trademark martial arts. The idea was born from my admiration of fighting games and real-life martial arts tournaments like Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat, Pride FC, UFC, WWE, TNA, and K1. Inuyasha and Ayame are the power couple who combine magnificent muscles, stupendous super strength, and formidable fierceness to dominate the competition. Inuyasha’s main martial art is Ancient Greek Wrestling with a background in Pankration, Ssireum, and Combat Sambo akin to Zangief and Guile, while Ayame’s main martial art is Muay Thai with a background in Kyuk Too Ki, Pradal Serey, and Muay Lao akin to Joe Higashi and Benimaru Nikaido. Given their respective fighting styles, Inuyasha and Ayame would end up winning the gold in every martial arts tournament they are in. What has always sold me about Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple is the combination of mighty combat prowess and unconditional empowerment. I have always insisted that Inuyasha’s bulging biceps, alabaster abs, tremendous triceps, pulverizing pectorals, dominating deltoids, and crushing calf muscles complement Ayame’s furious fists, fleet feet, knockout knees, eviscerating elbows, and sharp shins to win any and every martial arts tournament. This is especially true when Inuyasha’s magnificent muscles and stupendous super-strength propel his double axe handles, tracheal grip chokes, camel clutches, German suplexes, fireman’s carries, elbow drops, and neck cranks join forces with Ayame’s Superman punches, uppercuts, jabs, hooks, flying knees, elbow slashes, and roundhouse kicks. Thus, Inuyasha’s magnificent muscles as a wrestler, bodybuilder, and weightlifter specializing in Ancient Greek Wrestling, Pankration, Ssireum, and Kapu Kuialua combine exceptionally with Ayame’s limbering limbs as a Nak Muay Ying Farang specializing in Muay Thai, Kyuk Too Ki, and Pradal Serey. Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s powerful combat prowess also has an effect on their progeny and family as a whole. I have always envisioned Inuyasha and Ayame to have an unbreakable marriage under Ayame’s grandfather’s blessings while they were still young and grow together into their old age, especially with having several children. They even end up having fourteen children, consisting of seven super-strong sons and seven determined daughters. Masataka, Masaya, and Masaru are the eldest InuAya sons who are virile weightlifters and wrestlers. Kenta and Keita are the second eldest InuAya sons who are magnificently muscular bodybuilders and wrestlers. Kazuhiko and Kaito are the third eldest InuAya sons who are handsome fitness models and wrestlers. Kiriko is the fourth-born InuAya daughter who is a fiery Muay Thai maven. Momoko, Makoto, and Mikoto are the fifth-born InuAya daughters who are tough Muay Lao winners. Maya and Minako are the sixth-born InuAya daughters who are fierce Pradal Serey champions. Meika is the seventh-born InuAya daughter who is a determined Dutch Kickboxing prizefighter. As their children grew and got married to Hakkaku’s, Ginta’s, and Shunran’s children, Inuyasha and Ayame also ended up being just as happy to be grandparents to their children’s children. Therefore,…

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Clearing the Air and Moving Forward

I decided to unblock a person on DeviantArt just to see if they still chose to behave irrationally after a certain number of years. Ironically, I was not any better for calling out and being acidic with that said person, who I do not want to name out of respect. I was not any better for bearing a grudge or being vindictive against that said person. I’m sure those of you who have been following me know who it is, but please just message me via Chat or Notes. I don’t want to re-fan the flames any further. Acerbic words were exchanged. Nevertheless, when that person said they were truly and genuinely sorry, I decided to forgive them. By that point, all the harsh criticisms we had about each other ended up being taken down, and they’re never going to come back again. As I said, I am not going to bring them up after this because we have already moved past the bullshit drama. Moreover, they have even extended a hand of friendship, which I lovingly accepted. Therefore, there is no animosity, no tension, and no trash between me and this person. It has all been resolved. What remains now is a newly formed friendship between us, which we are both glad to have gained. Another thing I would like to bring up is how people have been receptive to how I have been expressing myself here and outside the internet. I know not a lot of people like what I have to say whether on DeviantArt or YouTube or various social media or in real life. However, I stand my ground because everything I say comes from an honest place, i.e., from me, the research that I have done, and not from anybody else dictating me. You will not find smoke and mirrors or any of that rubbish. I don’t play that game, and I have long outgrown wanting everybody’s approval. What you see is what you get. Whether it is a character from a show or a movie, a pairing preference, a series or a movie, I do my best to formulate why I like or dislike it or them and back all of my arguments up with reasons. I also accept full responsibility for what I have said and done. I also respect other people’s opinions and understand where they are coming from so long as they are civil. However, I am not going to show any leniency to remorseless trolls or blatant liars. So long as there is civility and decorum online and in real life, being a liar, a troll, and/or a bully is never welcome. Finally, I want to apologize for the moments I have been acidic. While I am not afraid to speak the truth and will never back down from it, I know that my words and actions have consequences, and there have been people who have been hurt. Once again, I am sorry, and I hope we can maintain peace. I will do my best to maintain civility and not let any grudge get me down. I am already at peace with the person I have managed to take a good step towards a healthy friendship with. Life is too short for pathetic grudges. It is time to move on and thrive together.

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