Greetings, all ye Blossoomer, Brickercup, and Butchubbles shippers, fans, and admirers, it is I your old pal Antoni here with another manifesto. Throughout my life of being a hardcore RRB x PPG shipper, especially since this dynamic comes into play in my Team Xtreme headcanon, I have abandoned the color code couple campaign with no regrets whilst keeping Boomubbles intact as my most favorite one of that especially overrated bunch and expanded my horizons to the color clash and color crack couples. While Blossutch stands tall as the best color crack couple with Brickubbles and Boomercup trailing behind as nothing more than cute, innocent pairings, the color clash couples, i.e. Blossoomer, Brickercup, and Butchubbles, have reigned supreme as the best, greatest, and most epic set of RRB x PPG pairings ever to the point where I could easily call Brickercup as the OTP I ship the most in quantity, Blossoomer as the OTP I ship the most in quality, and Butchubbles as the OTP I ship that has delightfully surprised me in more ways than one. So, I hope you wonderful readers allot some time to take a gander at this manifesto, as I explain what makes the color clash couples appealing in my eyes with not just them as an overall fine set of couples but also how each individual couple functions. The Color Clash RuffPuff Couples Display Far More Interesting and More Flavorful Interpersonal Dynamics There is not one moment where I feel bored when it comes to seeing how much flavor and interest occurs between the likes of Blossoomer, Brickercup, and Butchubbles, considering how effectively their personalities can play off of each other. It also helps matters that in spite of their many differences, each couple can acknowledge how much they have in common. Brick may be a large-and-in-charge, street smart, rugged, militaristic guy and Buttercup may be a rambunctious, feisty, outspoken, sassy young lady, but what these two have in common is that they are strong, tough, adamant souls who are always willing to pick a fight against any perpetrator. Brick’s experience as a combatant and Buttercup’s relentlessness are an amazing combination that shows a deep bond based on perseverance and determination. Therefore, Buttercup would learn new fighting moves from Brick and Brick would be amazed at how strong Buttercup can be because someone as large-and-in-charge, determined, and tough like Brick would never want to settle for another pretty, dainty face and an outspoken soul like Buttercup would never settle for another handsome face. Therefore, Brick and Buttercup are more than just soulmates destined to be together but they are also the couple who are capable of forming a relationship and remaining forever unbreakable. Just because Butch is brutish, rough, tough, wild, super strong, and fierce and Bubbles is sweet, innocent, cheery, sociable, nurturing, and kind, does not mean they cannot have a certain symbiosis together. Their love for animals, sports, and surreal art could make them realize that there is a lot more to each other than meets the eye. One should never forget the many times a big, strong guy like Butch would go out of his way to protect Bubbles from all forms of harm being the fierce, raging bulldog that he is to his foes yet being tender and loyal to Bubbles. Meanwhile, Bubbles would use her ability to empathize, be attentive, be merciful, and be compassionate to understand what is troubling Butch so that he will not have to go back to his old demons ever again. Moreover, they can even find a lot of fun doing every and any type of physical activity with Bubbles cheering for Butch whenever he involves himself in football or wrestling. Boomer and Blossom would easily have the deepest, most genuine, and most soulful relationship among the other couples considering how wonderfully Boomer’s sympathetic, lovable dumb muscle, good-humored personality can be a great complement to Blossom’s elegance, class, and eloquence. Boomer may be interested in weightlifting, wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, track-and-field, and soccer and Blossom may be interested in science, politics, fashion design, world literature, Shaolin Kung Fu, and capoeira but what both of them have in common is their love for classical music, opera, Broadway musicals, fine art, various martial arts, learning about various cultures, and languages. When all is said and done, Boomer can help Blossom enjoy the simpler and finer things in life while Blossom can help Boomer become more open-minded of the world around him while being very supportive of every physical activity he gets himself into. The possibilities for more interesting dynamics going on between the color clash couples will be endless, which leads me to my next point. All of The Color Clash RuffPuff Couples Can Find The Best Qualities from Each Other It is often said that a relationship needs both partners to root for each other through thick and thin, thus making it a long-term one. This is what the color clash RuffPuff represent in my eyes. Unlike Blossick’s easy falling-apart due to their egos and Butchercup’s sham of a relationship due to their stubborn personalities, thus making the latter pairing a clear example of Karmic soulmates, the color clash couples do not have any form of chaos or violence occurring between each other. I could make the same argument for Blossutch and Boomubbles, but the likes of Blossoomer, Brickercup, and Butchubbles demonstrate how they can see the best from each other in spades and even more. This creates more synergy, a stronger bond, and more positive vibes to occur between Boomer and Blossom, Brick and Buttercup, and Butch and Bubbles. Brick’s and Buttercup’s case is simple because of how much Buttercup can look up to Brick as someone who has so much experience in combat while helping her polish her skills and how much Brick would be able to see beyond Buttercup’s feistiness and see someone who is courageous enough to let her opinions be heard loud and clear. As I stated before, these two…
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Greetings, Rowdyruff Boys x Powerpuff Girls shippers, it is your old pal Antoni here with another manifesto. Here is something I am sure a lot of you already know. When you get older, you gain more perspective of the world around, become a lot more critical in your thinking, and broaden your horizons, thus becoming a more conscientious, open-minded, tolerant, and wiser person. It does not matter how big or small the changes are but they are there and they are inevitable. Such as the case with my experience being a loyal fan of The Rowdyruff Boys and The Powerpuff Girls. This is going to be one of my most controversial entries to date because I am fully aware that some if not a lot of my friends, DA watchers, and fellow artists happen to be Boomubbles, Blossick, and Butchercup shippers. Moreover, if I were to re-title this entry it would be “Why I Cannot Stand the Color Code RuffPuff Couples Notwithstanding Boomubbles as The Sole Exception”. I think you all know where I am going with this, even if I run the risk of sounding hypocritical or contradictory. This is because I used to be a color code RuffPuff couple shipper when I was in my tweens and teens. Nowadays, in my late twenties, I cannot even look at the color code couples the same way, which I am going to list my reasons as to why I particularly cannot stand Blossick and Butchercup as couples yet tolerate if not love and defend Boomubbles as the only color code couple that I deem as the best one. Before the roasting begins, I would love to have a few words about Boomer x Bubbles aka Boomubbles aka The Blues. Boomubbles aka Boomer x Bubbles aka The Blues: The Only Color Code RuffPuff Couple I Can Ever Enjoy and Love But Still Have My Reservations Perhaps my own personal history with Boomubbles has been nothing more than positive considering how well this holds up with Professor Utonium x Miss Keane and Mike Believe x Robin Snyder as the OTPs I have been shipping ever since I was a young teenager who got himself acquainted with DeviantArt as a mere visitor. To this day, I am still proud to call myself a ProfKeane, Boomubbles, and Robike shipper because of how sweet and lovely these pairings are. Going to Boomubbles, it is a popular headcanon that The Blues are the pacifists, the nicest ones, the most innocent ones, and, of course, the anime and manga fans of the two groups of siblings, seeing that Boomer is more a shonen anime type of fan while Bubbles leans towards shoujo anime and manga. As someone who continues to ship Boomubbles to this day, especially considering how Bubbles called Boomer cute in the episode “The Boys are Back in Town”, I can attest that there are a lot of things to enjoy about Boomer and Bubbles as a couple. I can still take comfort that their relationship will not be volatile or troublesome and that they will always find a way to look beyond the surface and see a truly loving, kind, and generous soul. Boomer’s super strength, rapid speed, and massive athleticism can come in handy when it comes to protecting Bubbles from all harm, all while being kind and chivalrous. While Bubbles’ brand of mercy, kindness, and empathy would be the sole reasons for Boomer to say that she is his only reason for living. When all is said and done, I can never dislike Boomubbles in the slightest. On the one hand, Boomubbles is the best color code couple in terms of how much positivity is present between the Blues. On the other hand, I cannot help but see some diabetic dullness with Boomubbles because even though they can be lovey-dovey with each other and there is a sense of loyalty and unconditional love, it all feels superficial and kind of shallow. In another time, I would have kept Boomubbles solely as a first crush basis and called it a day because when one cuts to the bone, that is just it. Boomubbles is puppy love but not genuinely pure love. Regardless, I can still love Boomubbles for what it is and I am pretty grateful for keeping them together in my Team Xtreme headcanon. What makes this better is that I also made them polyamorous and eventually polygamous, which means that it is not just Boomubbles that is here to stay as my OTP but also Blossutch, Blossoomer, and Butchubbles because of how much I love all of them. The only RuffPuff couple that has been staying monogamous is none other than my beloved Brickercup but I have been gushing on my most beloved RuffPuff couples ad nauseam. Now, let us get on with the constructive roasting for this particular set of overrated, overloved, over-abundant couples. The Color Code Couples Are Bland, Uninteresting, and Dull as Pairings. Yes, people, I have officially said it. As much as I love Boomubbles yet loathe Blossick and Butchercup, I can attest that the color code couples seem to have nothing fresh, new, flavorful or invigorating to put on the table because of how similar the Ruffs and the Puffs personalities and attires are. Boomer and Bubbles are the nice ones. Butch and Buttercup are the tough ones. Brick and Blossom are the leaders. That is all. It could be argued that Brick and Blossom have the most differences because of how their personalities are the opposite to each other with Brick being fire and Blossom being ice and with him being crass, roguish, tough, rough, and large-and-in-charge and with her being intelligent, well-versed, elegant, articulate, and poised. While I can buy those reasons and while I can understand why Blossick is so popular, I still cannot overlook how boring and overrated this “couple” is to the point where I would rather keep Brick and Blossom as good friends. As for Butchercup, let us just say that…
It’s time for another first impressions video. This is the first JSR episode where I actually share some negative thoughts on a movie instead of positive ones.
This piece of Blossoomer, Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossutch, and Boomubbles fan art is dedicated to Racka aka madoli, Honey aka honeylillies, gg aka sohjk12, Goody-II-Shoes, xBooxBooxBear, Wulfie-Chann, kaitlyncoffee, Boomer aka BoomerStar03, SanneAdeen, Sweatshirtmaster, Arygles, Camaro–Princess, Gashi-gashi, Lucia aka PurpleWonderPower, Lolanumber111, Kacy S. aka nintendomaximus, GeoffNET, puppet-puppy, Allison Nyx aka ScarletGhostX, Baliya, Samantha Witten aka celesse, CottonCandyGrl1969, Arely aka Lady-Of-The-Death, Petia aka jailbaitCAT, and Enthriex who all celebrated their birthdays from a few weeks ago all the way up to a few days ago. So, I hope you all had magnificent birthday celebrations and I wish you all a lot of love, joy, beauty, abundance, prosperity, and strength in your lives as artists and as people. Como se dice en español, espero que hayaís tenido celebraciones de cumpleaños maravillosas y os deseo todos ustedes mucho amor, alegría, belleza, abundancia, prosperidad y fuerza en vuestras vidas como artistas y personas. Come se dice in italiano, spero che tutti voi abbiate festeggiato gli compleanni magnifici e vi auguro molto amore, gioia, belta, abbondanza, prosperitá e forza nelle vostre vite come artisti e persone. This is also dedicated to all of the Blossoomer, Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossutch, and Boomubbles OTP shippers from all over the world. So, sit back, relax, and soak in that Blossoomer authenticity, that Brickercup awesomeness, that Butchubbles loveliness, that Blossutch gorgeousness, and that Boomubbles sweetness. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, RRB x PPG shippers and fans of all ages, I present to you all two sets of pairings that mean the whole world to me, as we have 28-year-olds Brick, Butch, and Boomer and their 26 going on 27-year-old wives Buttercup, Bubbles, and Blossom being the absolutely adorable and loving couples that they are with Butch and Boomer sharing Blossom and Bubbles as their wives. Above is my most favorite category of RRB x PPG pairings known to the shipping world as the mixed color couples or the color-clash couples consisting of Boomer x Blossom aka Blossoomer, Brick x Buttercup aka Brickercup, and Butch x Bubbles aka Butchubbles. The flexibility, interest, versatility, positivity, and brilliance found in these couples are enough for me to proudly call them my most beloved set of OTPs. What makes me love the color-clash couples is the number of positive vibes I can see through them. With Blossoomer I can see a relationship that is based on unconditional love, unwavering loyalty, wholehearted attentiveness, heaps of compassion, and a sense of boundless positive encouragement between Boomer and Blossom. Boomer could use his lovable dumb muscle personality and kindness to reduce Blossom’s ego and obsession with trying to keep everything perfect and Blossom could use her diplomacy and cognizance to increase Boomer’s self-esteem and boost his inner strength. Ergo, I would go out of my way and say that Blossoomer is not only the greatest color-clash couple ever but also the greatest RRB x PPG couple of all time trumping even the likes of Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossutch, and Boomubbles combined. Brickercup is a relationship that is based on perseverance, resilience, fortitude, determination, and gutsiness. Brick and Buttercup are a picture-perfect example of showing how difficult it can be being in a relationship because it is not always going to end with happily ever after. However, knowing how much Brick’s large-and-in-charge and overall big personality can mesh well with Buttercup’s rambunctiousness is enough for me to keep rooting for them to cut through every single obstacle and find spicy intimacy and joy with each other. Butchubbles is the couple that surprised me the most because their relationship is based on versatility, lovability, understanding, and oodles of positive vibes. Just because Butch and Bubbles are a clear-cut example of having the big, strong, tough bad boy pair up with the lovely, sweet ingenue with an edge as seen in anime such as “Midori Days” and “Paradise Kiss” does not mean that I cannot find anything fresh and interesting in Butchubbles. Butch would definitely be turned on with Bubbles physical flexibility and her “Bubblevicious” side as well as find comfort in Bubbles’ brand of kindness and lovability. Meanwhile, Bubbles would be immensely attracted to Butch’s super strength, how ruggedly handsome he is, and how he is so willing to go out of his way to protect her from all harm while also being the chivalrous pervert on some occasions. It also helps matters that I can easily consider magnificent and brilliant artists such as xahCHUx, BrickercupMasterX3, KatyGorl, xmysticaldreamsx, and Scarlettbreaking not only as really great friends but also sisters from other mothers when shipping the color-clash couples, especially where my most esteemed and most beloved Blossoomer is concerned. Below is my personal set of RRB x PPG OTPs which I would gladly call the best pairing from each couple category i.e. the best pairing from the color-clash couples is Brickercup even though Blossoomer has knocked down its title, Blossutch is the best color-crack couple, and Boomubbles is the best color-coded couple. It should be no surprise that I have been very consistent when it comes shipping Brick and Buttercup as an awesome couple because I can see neither Brick with any other girl nor Buttercup with any other boy. That is just how much I not only admire the ground Brickercup walks on but I am also very proud to keep them as a wonderfully monogamous couple in my Team Xtreme headcanon. I can easily brand Blossutch as the most gorgeous, most sexy, and most flexible of my set of OTPs because of how marvelously Butch’s tremendously prodigious and muscular strength can complement Blossom’s extensive vernacular and lethal accuracy. On top of that, Blossom is not a damsel in distress by any stretch of the imagination because she can prove herself to be brave, diplomatic, and strong enough not only to tame Butch from his wild urges but also love him for how strong, tough, and loyal he is. Butch would not be afraid to show his softer to Blossom and he would even help her not be so caught up…
Ladies, gentlemen, and Rowdyruff Boys and Powerpuff Girls fans of all ages. I present to you one of the members of the Team Xtreme Next-Gen’s rogues’ gallery. I am, of course, talking about one of HIM’s incarnations, the foul-mouthed, cruel, mean-spirited, condescending, ruthless, psychotic, and sociopathic Caruella Brana DeVile. She is a demoness who attacks her opponents with her massively towering size, her spiked tail, her durable and sharp tusks, horns, claws, and fangs, and, most of all, her ability to hurl out the most hateful, cruel, and nastiest insults with her poisonous, acid-dripping viper’s tongue, thus attempting to weaken all of her opponents with this most powerful weapon, especially her most hated foes the new generation of Team Xtreme heroes and heroines. It has been a long time in the making since I wanted to design some monsters for all of the Blossoomer, Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossutch, and Boomubbles children to fight against because having to have the children fight against the old rogues’ gallery i.e. HIM, Mojo Jojo, Major Man, Sedusa, Femme Fatale and many others would be really repetitive. Moreover, thanks to Matt aka KingShisa08 whose Godzilla Reborn fan art series and amazing creature designs have given me so much inspiration throughout the years, I thought it would be fun to design one of the many monsters that the next generation of Ruffs and Puffs will fight against. As one can tell, HIM is essentially akin to Naraku in my Team Xtreme headcanon and he does not need any life partner to “bear his children”. HIM does this by creating minions from his own essence, specifically through forming his offspring from his clumps of flesh, and the evil aura that surrounds him. From there, he creates Caruella the condescending demoness with a foul mouth and a bad attitude, Obnoxia the spoiled brat of a demoness who loves to manipulate those around her and who craves for lechon 24/7, Ignorania the ignorant demoness who shows little to no regard of her own actions and always defends her siblings in the most haughty way, and Saculus the lazy demon who does not like to sully his own hands while being full of slander. The idea of making this particular spawn of HIM was inspired by my former High School bully who made my life a living Hell from second year to fourth year High School. The instances where she called me a “fail at life” and “fail”, acted like such an instigator, acted abusively and in a mean-spirited manner towards me while she was being so nice to almost everyone else, acted really condescendingly when I showed concern, cheered on some of my former batch-mates to yell and get angry at me by saying “Idol (insert person’s name)”, recounted that one incident in our Filipino spoken choir practice where she accused me of calling one of my colleagues an “asshole” when I was actually so pressured and feeling frantic because I did not want to pay another late fee, which also did not help considering that I did not have any cash to do so and broke down, laughed at the time I slipped and fell when I was rushing to get to my classmates’ class photo day, and sneered at me during retreat in my final year of High School, thus refusing my friendship even when I tried being really kind and nice to her, that all happened to me. Ergo, she was a really cruel, cantankerous, two-faced, bad-tempered bitch who took pleasure in making my life as miserable as possible. So, I thought it would be therapeutic if I took all of those bad memories I had with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and do something creative by coming up with a concept for a monster who could be a recurring villain in the Team Xtreme universe. What better character to “give birth” to this hell-spawn than the flamboyant master of darkness HIM who has been messing with Team Xtreme since 1998. Sure, the thought of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named still disgusts me to this day even if I am far away from her and have no plans of being friends with her anymore, thus blocking her out of my life. In spite of that, at least still really fun making this wonderfully ruthless creature out of all the hellish experiences I had with her. In conclusion, I have one final message for She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Even though you made my life from Level 10 to Level 12 a living Hell by being such an aggressively incurable and ruthless bitch, even if I can never forgive you for calling me a “fail” or a “fail at life” and even giving me that deadly stink-eye during retreat, even if I can never forgive you for recounting that painful memory in one Sabayang Pagbigkas practice where you accused me of calling one of my colleagues an asshole when in actuality I was in so much stress and anxiety from the fear of paying a late fee, I just want to thank you for providing me with a lot of inspiration. I do not have to bow down to your nastiness and I can find solace in turning all of those shitty moments into things that are worth creating, thus channeling all of the necessary creative energy I have to create monsters and villains that act just as two-faced, rude, ruthless, cruel, and abusive as you were. You are most welcome, you delightfully awful, ruthless witch bitch. You may be out of my life, which is for the best, but I can surely churn out all of the mean things you did and let them be reincarnated into some of my OCs. I hope you all enjoyed this look into my OC and I will see you in my next submission. Take care, everybody. The Rowdyruff Boys and The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network. Caruella Brana DeVile belongs to me.
Ichiro and Kintaro: Greetings, ladies, and gentlemen. Ichiro: I am your lord of uppercuts, hooks, and jabs, Ichiro Miyata. Kintaro: And I am your lord of suplexes, judo flips, and gut punches, Kintaro Touyama. (Ichiro flexes his pectoral muscles and Kintaro flexes his biceps.) Ichiro: We know you cannot resist this. Kintaro: If you want us so badly come and get it. Rose and Solty: Ehem. Sweethearts, we just heard that. Ichiro and Kintaro: Oh. (whisper to the viewers) Just don’t tell our wives that. But until then, have a great day. This piece of Ichiro Miyata and Kintaro Touyama fan art is dedicated to Cecilia aka Neyuni who celebrated her birthday barely a month ago. Entonces, Cecilia, espero que hayas tenido un cumpleaños maravilloso y te deseo mucho amor, felicidad y prosperidad en tu vida como artista y persona. This is also dedicated to the people who ship Ichiro Miyata and Kintaro Touyama as an awesome BroTP. Here we have 35-year-old Ichiro Miyata and 34-year-old Kintaro Touyama being the absolutely dashing, handsome, jacked gentlemen combatants that they are and being as quite the charmers. I personally ship these two as a BroTP because of how their different personalities can be played off of each other with having Ichiro’s focus, no-nonsense attitude, and intelligence complementing Kintaro’s fun-loving, lovable personality. Ergo, it is so fun to see their personalities bounce off of each other. I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you all in the next submission. Detective School Q belongs to Seimaru Amagi and Pierrot. Solty Rei belongs to Gonzo and AIC.
Baki: Greetings, ladies, and gentlemen. It is I, your champion of the ring, Baki Hanma. Kiibo: And I, your primetime pulverizer of the arena, Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa. Ippo: And I, your knockout king, Ippo Miyazawa. Baki: We all hope you feel comfortable tonight. Kiibo: Especially considering that you can marvel at our awesome physiques. Ippo: And enjoy our company doing so. Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo: But…um… (Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo look left and right then lean forward.) Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo: Don’t tell our wives you had your way with us. Rosé, Winry, and Maya: We heard that, you darling devilish studs. Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo: Oh..Hehehe. Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo: Until next time, pleasant dreams. This piece of Baki Hanma, Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa, and Ippo Makunouchi fanart is dedicated to MoonLightcz who celebrated her birthday eighteen days ago. So, I hope you had such a fabulous and awesome birthday and I wish you a lot of love, joy, prosperity, happiness, and abundance in your life as an artist and as a person. This is also dedicated to all of the people who ship Baki, Kiibo, and Ippo as an awesome, strong, and magnificent BroT3 containing three fighters of different combat sports. Here we have 36-year-old Baki Hanma, 35-year-old Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa, and 35-year-old Ippo Makunouchi being the sexy, muscular, handsome, jacked, strong gentlemen that they are, especially considering that they have such magnificent bodies you can stare for days. Resistance is beyond futile because even though they can dish out such awesome fighting moves on the ring, they can be wonderfully gentle and suave if you give them a chance. I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you all in the next submission. Take care, everybody. Baki Hanma from Baki the Grappler belongs to Keisuke Itagaki and Group TAC. Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa Shootfighter Tekken or High School Exciting Story: Tough belongs to Tetsuya Saruwatari and Anime International Company. Ippo Makunouchi from Hajime no Ippo belongs to George Morikawa and Madhouse.