Hey, everybody! Antoni, here. I know I was supposed to review Verdi’s Aida live from the Kungliga Operan. However, last week, I caught a live stream production of Verdi’s Les Vepres Siciliennes live from the Bayerische Staatsoper, which I will most likely make a review of tomorrow, as I need to do some research about the opera’s plot. So, I do apologize for some delays in the reviewing schedule, as I had to deal with a Chemistry exam and I did need to catch up on rest so that I will not over-exert myself.
With that said, I am feeling rather naughty right now. I just caught a Powerpuff Girls fanfic that has become a real guilty pleasure of mine, more on that later. It’s called My Dear Sister, written by Yurilover89, published on March 23, 2014, last updated on June 10 of that same year, but it’s incomplete with only two chapters. It’s rated M. It’s in English and the main pairing is…here it goes…Blossom/Buttercup. There are hints of Brick/Buttercup, Butch/Blossom, Boomer/Bubbles, and Princess Morbucks/Bubbles, however, they are only mentioned via exposition. The other character to be involved in this fanfic is Ace from The GangGreen Gang. Even more so, Blossom and Buttercup are 18 years old in this fanfic, so, please, be at ease.
If it were not already obvious, this is basically PPGcest fanfic involving Blossom and Buttercup complete with some steamy action between the two. I am probably not alone when I say that although this pairing kind of titillates me on some occasions, I am sort of not a fan of having Blossom and Buttercup being lovers, given the fact that they are sisters. I am sure that there are certain people who jack off to this pairing because these two girls are sexy, but I am surely not one of them.
I will gladly reiterate that I always enjoy Blossom’s and Buttercup’s tough love as sisters because these two work so well off of each other when it comes to being opposites of each other and having great dynamics whether they engage in physical combat or show genuine care for each other in spite of their differences. When one combines Blossom’s feminine grace, overall professionalism as a superheroine, her unparalleled skills as a fighter, and her genius bruiser persona, which has always made me love her so much, and Buttercup’s rough and tumble, rebellious, tough, fiercely independent yet reckless attitude, full-fledged bruiser persona, and tomboyish cuteness, which in turn has always made her so endearing, one gets a clear understanding how these two work as characters in terms of dynamics and chemistry. This is the reason why I always enjoy these two together because they have strong personalities as the older daughters of Professor Utonium and the older sisters of Bubbles.
However, to pair them up as lovers in fanworks seems wrong as it serves to mainly titillate the mostly adolescent or young adult male demographic. Yet, to the fanfic writers’ and fan artists’ credit, I do fancy some kinky action going on between two of most favorite badass girls of the PPG. It could be their strong personalities that complement each other. It could be their bruiser personalities, what with Blossom being the genius one and Buttercup being the full-fledged one, that makes their interactions really exciting. Or it could just be because Blossom and Buttercup appeal to me a lot more than Bubbles, mostly because I am the eldest in my family and I look up to both of them for having each others’ backs and for being awesome older sisters to Bubbles. With that said, let’s get on to this guilty pleasure of a fanfic.
After a long day, Blossom and Buttercup enter their apartment to have a bit of a rest. Their respective boyfriends, Butch and Brick, have gone off to Jamaica and Bubbles has gone to Korea with Professor Utonium for some philanthropy work, leaving the two older Powerpuffs behind. In terms of Bubbles, both Blossom and Buttercup, especially the former, feel envious of their younger sister because she is so well-loved by everyone and is openly bisexual, not only being in a relationship with Boomer but also having some “sessions” with Princess Morbucks, thus making her female partner change her ways. It all comes to a head when Buttercup proclaims her love to Blossom and vice versa, and then they consummate their said feelings of love to each other. Yes, I’m fully aware that there are some people who feel rather dirty when reading this fanfic and others who feel rather aroused seeing two girls in action, but at least it’s enjoyable in a kinky fashion. Moreover, I’m very pleased that the main characters of Blossom and Buttercup are both eighteen in this fanfic, which is definitely considered to be a legal age to be a young adult in many societies, otherwise, the author would’ve faced a lot of trouble for making the girls younger than that age. It is such a shame that this story was left incomplete for four years because I would’ve loved to see where this would all go especially when Brick and Butch are thrown in the mix, it would’ve been temptingly interesting. Butch could make love to Blossom, Brick could make love to Buttercup, Brick could also make love to Blossom, Butch could also make love to Buttercup, and we could have also had a Brick/Butch moment, culminating in a foursome. I would also like this story to have a little bit more substance in terms of character development and not just titillating the mostly male demographic. Would this story also work as a one-shot? Yes, I see why not, mostly because there were times that the story did drag due to some of the dialogue and the naughty bit scenes. For example, the two girls compliment each others’ breasts, buttocks, and naughty parts all while making love in the second chapter.
Speaking of my favorite moment in this story, I absolutely love the water competition Blossom and Buttercup had, with the water gun battle and the swimming race all while donning bikinis. I can easily imagine that moment in my head, as it is so awesome to see both Blossom and Buttercup competing against each other when it comes to physical skill.
Talking about the characters is basically talking about Blossom and Buttercup. In this fanfic, Blossom did lose a bit of her all around good girl nature, as she would usually be never the one to swear in any shape or form, but here, she drops some F-bombs. She does, however, keep her sense of pride and integrity as the leader of her superheroine group as well as the elder sister. Buttercup is still the tough one and given that she’s eighteen in this fanfic, it is rather appropriate that she is the one that does the cussing given her experience in the episode “Curses”. There is a certain pattern with fanfics involving a teenage, young adult, or adult Buttercup as fanfic authors would usually make her end up doing all the cussing as opposed to Blossom, whose cussing is mild or non-existent by comparison, and Bubbles, who does not seem to cuss in fanfics at all. However, Buttercup shows a bit vulnerability when it comes to telling about her true feelings to Blossom, but much later in the fanfic, she’s rather comfortable making love to Blossom whilst being in a relationship with their partners, Butch and Brick. Their dynamics as sisters, lovers, and even competitors in the high school swimming pool is charming in a weird way, erotic, sexy, and rather cute. Ace from the GangGreen Gang makes an appearance in the second chapter and is as sleazy as ever. Whether it would be lusting after the two girls, especially Buttercup, or even attempting to shoplift, he is very much the only one in character.
In spite of my enjoyment of this story, there are, however, some technical issues, and they are mostly grammatical and spelling errors. For example, “Incase” should be “in case”, “Your beautiful, hot, and sexy yourself” should be “You’re beautiful, hot, and sexy yourself”, “Their skin were barely tanned” should be “Their skins were barely tanned”, and “Fist, let’s do a little water fight” should be “First, let’s do a little water fight”. There were also some missing punctuations, which did tend to be rather annoying. These aspects didn’t bog down my enjoyment of the story, but my advice to Yurilover89 is to not only complete it but fix all the errors on there or even hire a Beta-reader.
Overall, this Powerpuff Girls fanfic was kinky and sexy fun. For those of you, who want more substance or cannot stand incest pairings in fanfics, I advise you to look somewhere else. For those of you, who enjoy some girl on girl action in fanfics or fanart, it might be for you. There were some out of character moments, some scenes and pieces of dialogue which dragged on, and technical errors which did bog this story down, but nevertheless, I had a pretty enjoyable time. With that said, I give this fanfic a rating of C- for content and B+ for enjoyment, making it an overall grade of a strong C+. To this story’s credit, it’s not completely shocking for the sake of being shocking, and it was rather nice to see some Blossom/Buttercup action.
Well, that’s all for now. Tune in later where I take a look at yet another fanfic, which I also deem as my guilty pleasure, involving Brick and Butch as lovers. At this rate, you might as well be calling me the Brick, Butch, Blossom, and Buttercup FanFiction Critic and Recommender given the fact that I love these four toughies to bits and really enjoy the works certain fanfic authors and fan artists produce for these guys. Anyway, the fanfic in question is called Rowdyruffboys Apocalypse written by The Undertalker 33. Until then, have a lovely Easter break, everybody.