Antoni Garcia

The Point of No Return drawn by me

DON JUAN (PHANTOM) You have come here in pursuit of your deepest urge, in pursuit of that wish, which till now has been silent, silent . . . I have brought you, that our passions may fuse and merge – in your mind you’ve already succumbed to me dropped all defenses completely succumbed to me – now you are here with me: no second thoughts, you’ve decided, decided . . . Past the point of no return – no backward glances: our games of make-believe are at an end . . . Past all thought of “if” or “when” – no use resisting: abandon thought, and let the dream descend . . . What raging fire shall flood the soul? What rich desire unlocks its door? What sweet seduction lies before us . . .? Past the point of no return, the final threshold – what warm, unspoken secrets will we learn? Beyond the point of no return . . . AMINTA (CHRISTINE) You have brought me to that moment where words run dry, to that moment where speech disappears into silence, silence . . . I have come here, hardly knowing the reason why . . . In my mind, I’ve already imagined our bodies entwining defenseless and silent – and now I am here with you: no second thoughts, I’ve decided, decided . . . Past the point of no return – no going back now: our passion-play has now, at last, begun . . . Past all thought of right or wrong – one final question: how long should we two wait, before we’re one . . .? When will the blood begin to race the sleeping bud burst into bloom? When will the flames, at last, consume us . . .? BOTH Past the point of no return the final threshold – the bridge is crossed, so stand and watch it burn . . . We’ve passed the point of no return . . . – The Point of No Return of “Don Juan Triumphant” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Text by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, Based on Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, First performance on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England, Great Britain This piece of Butchubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Butchubbles Month, is dedicated to VishKeks, Cherin Bishop-Thorpe aka Rinnii, ujikintoki aka ujikin, Jonathan Edward Dolnier aka Pokejedservo, and Andre Partridge aka nakuuro who celebrated their birthdays a few days ago and KingofTheDragons1 and CyrizScarlet who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, I wish you so much love, prosperity, abundance, beauty, strength, and greatness in your lives as artists and as people and may you have such marvelous birthday celebrations. This is also dedicated to all of the Butchubbles shippers out there, so, do sit back, relax, and soak in that lovely Butchubbles goodness. Butch as The Phantom of the Opera and Bubbles as Christine Daaé have struck again. This time they are in one of my other favorite musical numbers of all time “The Point of No Return”. Sure, for some people, it is rather problematic, since Christine does not easily recognize that the gentleman who is playing Don Juan is not Ubaldo Piangi but the Phantom himself. Regardless, it is a steamy life-or-death duet that knows how to raise the stakes and it is glorious in its execution when done right. With Bubbles as Christine playing Aminta, I took a lot of inspiration from the original costume design for the stage but I also added that red flower Emmy Rossum’s Christine in the film version had for good measure. I am fully aware that the Phantom should have been fully cloaked, but I decided to go with giving Butch’s Phantom a fancy hat, making the mouth cloaked with a piece of black cloth, and make him be fully donned in black. Overall, I am rather pleased with the results. Since I love this duet so much, I decided to compile five of my favorite Phantoms Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson, Alexander Goebel, Saulo Vasconcelos, and Ramin Karimloo and five of my favorite Christines Sarah Brightman, Rebecca Caine, Luiza Nistler, Irasema Terrazas, and Sierra Boggess. Sit back and enjoy these renditions as well, as you gaze into this sensual Butchubbles moment. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKWe62… Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zKp2… Alexander Goebel and Luiza Nistler (Auf Deutsch) www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSCrUK… Saulo Vasconcelos and Irasema Terrazas (En Español) www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2oG9v… Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArBmnO… I hope you all enjoyed this piece of Butchubbles fan art, what with Butch as the Phantom and Bubbles as Christine. See you in the next submission. Butch and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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The Phantom of the Opera drawn by me

CHRISTINE: In sleep, he sang to me In dreams, he came That voice which calls to me And speaks my name And do I dream again For now, I find The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside my mind   PHANTOM: Sing once again with me Our strange duet My power over you Grows stronger yet And though you turn from me To glance behind The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your mind   CHRISTINE: Those who have seen your face draw back in fear I am the mask you wear   PHANTOM: It’s me they hear   BOTH: My/your spirit and your/my voice In one combined The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your/my mind   OFFSTAGE: He’s there the Phantom of the Opera!   PHANTOM: In all your fantasies You always knew That man and mystery   CHRISTINE: Were both in you   BOTH: And in this labyrinth Where night is blind The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your/my mind   CHRISTINE: He’s there, the Phantom of the Opera! (Vocalizing)   PHANTOM: Sing, my angel of music!   CHRISTINE: (Vocalizing higher)   PHANTOM: Sing for me!   CHRISTINE: (Vocalizing higher)   PHANTOM: Sing my angel of music!   CHRISTINE: (Sings higher)   PHANTOM: SING FOR ME!   CHRISTINE: (Unleashes a high note.) – The Phantom of the Opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Text by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, Based on Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, First performance on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England, Great Britain This piece of Butchubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Butchubbles Month, is dedicated to twilaa, paster-demon, Maou aka meimeix, kanoii-chan, Were-Wolf-Hell, X-Luminescence, RainbowTashie, tsitra-tneced, HarukoxTaota, and my dearest friend and fellow color-clash shipper and fan, xahCHUx, who celebrated their birthdays some days ago. So, I hope you guys had an awesome, beautiful, great, prosperous, and grand birthday. I wish you so much abundance, strength, and greatness in everything you do as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful Butchubbles shippers out there. So, sit back, relax, and soak in that Butchubbles goodness. Here we have 24-year-old Bubbles as Christine Daaé and her darling life partner 26-year-old Butch as the titular Phantom, also known as Erik in the original Leroux novel. I swear that these two fit their characters so superbly it is frighteningly fascinating. Bubbles, given the fact that her powers are sound-based and can sing like a lark if her and her sisters’ performance of “Love Makes the World Go Round” from “Mime for a Change” is evidence enough, is a great fit for Christine’s brand of ingenue purity, youth, and greatly prodigious skill as a singer. One can imagine what her rendition of “Think of Me” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” would sound like at this age, especially that High E6 after “The Phantom of the Opera”, given that Bubbles has a coloratura soprano voice and technique in my Team Xtreme headcanon. On the other hand, Butch is an incredible fit for the Phantom’s dark charm and menace and one can imagine that he would have a knack at embodying all of these dark, brooding, ambiguously dangerous roles. Moreover, I could imagine Butch having a rough, wide-ranging, yet passionate dramatic tenor voice to combine wonderfully with Bubbles’ lyric coloratura soprano voice. Together Butch and Bubbles certainly have a lot of amazing chemistry as The Phantom and Christine. It should come off as no surprise that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has a very special place in my heart. I remember enjoying Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film adaptation as a young teenager, but there were some elements of the film that have not held up too well, in spite of some decent performances from the likes of Patrick Wilson as Raoul and Emmy Rossum as Christine. Sure, Gerard Butler does imbue the Phantom with some dark charm, but I really would have loved to have Antonio Banderas’s versatility as a performer to have embodied the Phantom for everything that he is. I even saw this particular musical in New York with maternal grandmother back in 2008 and it was enjoyable. With that said, I present to you five renditions of this musical show tune from five of my favorite Phantoms Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson, Peter Hofmann, Ramin Karimloo, and Ben Forster and five of my favorite Christines Sarah Brightman, Rebecca Caine, Anna Maria Kaufmann, Sierra Boggess, and Emmi Christensson. I hope you also enjoy these renditions, as you gaze into this piece of Butchubbles or Butch x Bubbles fan art. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine Peter Hofmann and Anna Maria Kaufmann (Auf Deutsch) Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess Ben Forster and Emmi Christensson I hope you all enjoyed this. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below which version of “The Phantom of the Opera” you prefer and who would be your dream cast for this said musical aside from having Butch as the Phantom and Bubbles as Christine. I, personally, would love to have Boomer as Raoul, Princess Morbucks as Carlotta, Jack Spicer as Ubaldo Piangi, Sara Bellum as Madame Giry, Robin Snyder as Meg Giry, Clay Bailey as Joseph Buquet, Mitch Mitchelson as Monsieur Firmin, and Mike Believe as Monsieur Firmin. See you all in the next submission. Butch and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Vivo Per Lei drawn by me

“Vivo per lei da quando sai La prima volta l’ho incontrata Non mi ricordo come, ma Mi entrata dentro e c’è restata Vivo per lei perché mi fa Vibrare forte l’anima Vivo per lei e non è un peso Vivo per lei anch’io lo sai E tu non esserne geloso Lei è di tutti quelli che Hanno un bisogno sempre acceso Come uno stereo in camera Di chi è da solo e adesso sa Che anche per lui, per questo Io vivo per lei È una musa che ci invita A sfiorarla con le dita Attraverso un pianoforte La morte lontana Io vivo per lei Vivo per lei che spesso sa Essere dolce e sensuale A volte picchia in testa, ma È un pugno che non fa mai male Vivo per lei, lo so mi fa Girare di città in città Soffrire un po’, ma almeno io vivo È un dolore quando parte Vivo per lei dentro gli hotels Con piacere estremo cresce Vivo per lei nel vortice Attraverso la mia voce Si espande e amore produce Vivo per lei nient’altro ho E quanti altri incontrerò Che come me hanno scritto in viso Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Sopra un palco o contro un muro Vivo per lei al limite Anche in un domani duro Vivo per lei al margine Ogni giorno una conquista La protagonista Sarà sempre lei Vivo per lei perché oramai Io non ho altra via d’uscita Perché la musica, lo sai Davvero non l’ho mai tradita Vivo per lei perché mi dà Pause e note in libertà Ci fosse un’altra vita la vivo La vivo per lei Vivo per lei la musica Io vivo per lei Vivo per lei, è unica Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei” – Vivo Per Lei, Sung by Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia Todrani, Written by Gatto Panceri and Valerio Zelli, Released in 1995 English Translation: “I live for her, you know, since the first time I met her. I do not remember how, but she entered within me and stayed there. I live for her because she makes my soul vibrate so strongly. I live for her and it is not a burden. I live for her too, you know, and don’t be jealous: she belongs to all those who have a need that is always switched on like a stereo in the bedroom, to someone who is alone and now knows that she is also for him; for this reason I live for her. She is a muse who invites us to brush her with the fingers. Through a piano death remains far away, I live for her. I live for her who often knows how to be sweet and sensual: sometimes she stuns you but it is a blow that never hurts. I live for her. I know she makes me travel from town to town and suffer a little, but at least I live. It is painful when she leaves. I live in hotels for her. It grows with supreme pleasure. I live for her in the vortex. Through my voice it expands and produces love. I live for her. I know nothing else, and how many others I shall meet who, like me have written on their faces I live for her. I live for her on a dais or against a wall I live for her to the limit. also in a harsh tomorrow. I live for her to the very edge. Every day a conquest; the protagonist will always be her. I live for her because now I have no other way out, because, you know music is something I have truly never betrayed. I live for her because she gives me rests and notes with freedom. If there were another life I’d live it, I’d live it for her. I live for her, music. I live for her. I live for her, she is unique. I live for her. I live for her. I live For her.” This piece of Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to tultsi93, Ronald Kuang aka SeerLight, PhantomLatte, Puni Puni aka Noire-Ighaan, Seyari Minamoto aka Seyari, gcar1a-unic0rn, Yahga, Kristen aka TromKehra, Abbie Lawson aka xXDittoXx, adRianne aka CulaRi-ann192, William Matthew Karner III aka DarthWill3, Jean aka Mayeru, RandMmanga, L.P. aka fashionbella, and Nicc aka e-hima who celebrated their birthdays a few weeks ago. So, I hope you guys had such magnificent birthdays and equally awesome 2019s. I wish you a lot of beauty, love, greatness, abundance, hope, and strength in your lives as artists and as people, especially in this year. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful shippers of Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike. So, I hope you all enjoy this and soak up that Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike goodness. Vi piace. Qué lo paseís bien. Vergnügt euch. Here we have my most beloved OTPs of all time, Brick x Buttercup (Brickercup), Butch x Bubbles (Butchubbles), Boomer x Blossom (Blossoomer), Mitch x Bunny (Bunnitch), and Mike x Robin (Robin), being all loving, sweet, and the awesome couples that they are. I swear there is nothing in this earth that is sweeter nor lovelier than the sensation of this feeling of pure bliss. When you have such charming, 26-year-old gentlemen like Brick, Butch, Boomer, Mitch, and Mike being the dashing beaus that they are to 25-year-old Buttercup, 24-year-old Bubbles, 25-year-old Blossom, 24-year-old Bunny, and 25-year-old Robin, you can certainly bet your bottom dollar that it is euphoria and true love incarnate. I have grown up with the song “Vivo Per Lei” ever since I was a 9-year-old boy, but I watched the Spanish version, which was a part of a music video Andrea Bocelli did with Marta Sánchez as part of his “A Night in Tuscany” performance. Ever since then, this song has become so addicting to listen to….

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That 70’s Winter Ball drawn by me

This piece of Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to Sophie Gelsthorpe aka Sophiegegewophie, Paragon-Aura, Nana-boo, kaorgaa, SukiMisaki, tearmint, Ria aka pureria, Springy aka springgirl-13, James aka Jimma1300, Misse-the-cat, Amelia aka 100points4everyone, VNCCP, and Nadia aka OrdinaryDream3r who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, I hope you wonderful people had such exceptional, happy, blessed, and grand birthdays and I also hope that your holiday seasons and your 2019s were equally as awesome. I wish you a lot of love, happiness, and abundance in your lives as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the amazing Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this piece of Color-Clash RuffPuff Couples fan artwork and soak up that Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer goodness. December 17, 2010. The City of Townsville. Townsville High. 18-year-old Brick, 17-year-old Buttercup, 18-year-old Butch, 16-year-old Bubbles, 18-year-old Boomer, and 17-year-old Blossom were in their senior year in High School or to put it more simply in the twelfth grade. This marked Team Xtreme’s final High School Winter Ball before heading off to college in the form of Townsville University in September 2011 and as you can tell the theme for this Winter Ball is The 1970’s. We see Brick and Buttercup in leather vests, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and boots to show their brand of classiness and toughness as a couple, Butch and Bubbles showing some skin and looking rather sexy as a couple, having a bit of bling on their bracelets, spiked boots for Butch, platform shoes for Bubbles, and, as a lovely bonus the Joy and the Laughter, a diamond-shaped pale sapphire navel ring, and Boomer and Blossom in large T-shirts, golden lockets, headbands, swanky long pants, and suede shoes. Let us also not forget that Boomer and Blossom have the whole Love and Peace philosophy going in their attire, what with Boomer’s endearing, adorable nature making him a fitting candidate for love and Blossom’s brand of diplomacy and savviness making her totally ideal for peace. As one can expect from these lovely couples, their evening before the Christmas break was, in a way, really groovy. I hope you all enjoyed this and may 2019 be an epic year for all of you. Brick, Buttercup, Butch, Bubbles, Boomer, and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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A Fairy Tale Royalty Winter Ball drawn by me

This piece of Brickercup, Blossutch, and Boomubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to Kayla aka Butchercup34, Chinh Nguyen aka riaru0005, Aurora aka Helenus, Jonathan Bolanos aka UltraJohn567, Jermaine Deon Carter aka Gelefant, and Ross Payne aka Khialat who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, Kayla, Chinh, Aurora, Jon, Jermaine, Ross, I hope you guys had a blessed and awesome birthday, happy holidays, and a great 2019 to look forward to. I wish you so much love, joy, beauty, strength, abundance, and wealth in your lives as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the Brickercup, Blossutch, and Boomubbles shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this, as this was long in the making, especially during the time I was spending Christmas with my paternal grandmother in Cebu and my father, my mother, and younger siblings in Hong Kong.   December 18, 2009. The City of Townsville. Townsville High. We have our beloved members of Team Xtreme, who were eleventh graders at the time, in the annual Townsville High Winter Ball, which is held a day before the Christmas break starts. The theme for this particular winter ball is Fairy Tale Prince and Fairy Tale Princess, as our heroes are dressed to the nines in royal garb, especially considering that seventeen-year-olds Brick, Butch, and Boomer are dressed in elegant, princely attire, and their respective dates sixteen-year-olds Buttercup and Blossom and fifteen-year-old Bubbles are in absolutely gorgeous gowns. One can interpret this as a night to remember.   Well, I hope you all enjoyed this and may your 2019 be spectacular.   Brick, Buttercup, Butch, Blossom, Boomer, and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Brian Matthew Green: Tenacious Triple Threat drawn by me

This Blossoomer fan-child picture, which is part of KatyGorl’s Blossoomer Next-Gen Month last December, is dedicated to Lida aka LIDA-JEM, SarahMyriaCarter, nightshadowmlp, E.D. Thweatt aka thweatted, Jasmine aka JazUmiN13, and Michelle aka PoweredButtercup10 who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, I hope you all had such wonderfully beautiful birthdays and exceptionally happy holidays with your friends and families. I wish you a lot of love, joy, happiness, beauty, grace, brilliance, and elegance in your lives as artists and as people especially in this new year of 2019. This is also dedicated to all of the Blossoomer shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this.   We find ourselves in Townsville in the year 2028, where we see Brian Matthew Green growing up from being a loving, sweet, and adorable young lad to a charismatic, charming, and exceptionally well-rounded seventeen-year-old young man. Even though Bloom, BJ, and Beau are in the twelfth grade, Brian preferred to not be accelerated when he was in the first grade, since he wanted to make sure that he had a stable career path when he came of age. As a seventeen-year-old that does not stop him from having such great ambitions to go to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Juilliard School or the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Guildhall, Royal Academic of Dramatic Art or London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England, Harvard University with his desired Bachelor’s programs being musicology, theater, opera, musical theater, and the performing arts. Moreover, Brian even has his eye on performing at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Chicago Lyric Opera Theater, the San Francisco Opera House, the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the Salzburger Festspielhaus, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Globe, and/or the Carnegie Hall to perform as either a French horn player or even an opera singer or an actor, who also has his eyes on Hollywood. While Beau is mainly savvy in music, Brian expands his boundaries to theater, film, and television acting, thus making him a well-rounded and ambitious performer. He still has his usual anxieties and jumpiness, but performing whether as an actor or a singer or even playing on the French horn are outlets where his nerves are not only calmed down but his creativity flourishes at an impeccable rate. As a child, he and Beau would always find themselves playing the French horn and the piano respectively in their school assemblies, to the point where their teachers saw so much potential in them going to schools like Juilliard. He even sang in the Townsville Opera’s children’s chorus in various productions like “Carmen”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly”, “La Bohéme”, and “Turandot” just to name a few. He even had the same voice teacher as Beau, the magnificent Giorgio Gregorio Zampieri, who heard in Brian’s voice a stylish tenore leggiero in the making, all thanks to his experience with the French horn, which has contributed so much to how he was able to control his breathing and his phrasing. Being the ambitious teenager that he is, Brian found himself in a couple of vocal competitions. The first one was held in Townsville where he sang “Ecco ridente in cielo” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, “Loin de son amie” from Halévy’s La Juive, and “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and he won the Golden G-Clef Award for young singers and musicians at the tender age of sixteen. A year later, he found himself in New York, where he found himself in the Maria Callas Bel Canto Competition for Young Classical Singers, the very competition Beau got himself into as well. There, Brian sang his three aforementioned opera arias as well as “Morgen” by Richard Strauss. He even ended up winning the Maria Callas Bel Canto Award for Young Classical Singers. Outside of his musical endeavors, Brian also has a few acting stints, as he got himself into a few film shoots as well as star in a few leads in some television shows all while still being a teenage boy. For that, he would not only practice his opera arias, but also learn his lines from play and movie scenes that he loves so much. Brian has such an affinity with Shakespeare that he practically has his favorite monologues thoroughly memorized and internalized within a matter of three days. Aside from doing film and television shoots, Brian aims to also do more voiceover work for Audible and even for anime. Brian even speaks fluently in French, Italian, German, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Tagalog to the point where he wants to travel all over the world so that he can perform in different languages. Beau and Brian are very close as brothers to the point where they confide in each other when the curtains close. They would perform duets on their musical instruments and even sing duets for two tenors from the operas by Monteverdi, Rossini, Gluck, Händel, and Haydn just to name a few and even sing some chamber music pieces, show tunes, jazz numbers, K-Pop, J-Pop, and Enka, thus strengthening their passion and love for music as a sign of their fraternal love for each other. Just because Brian has found success in music, theater, film, and television at such a young age does not mean that he has to skimp out on his studies. As a matter of fact, he is an ace in English, Spanish, French, German, Latin, theater, soccer, music, history, biology, mathematics, sociology, and political science to the point where he has averages ranging from 96 to 99%. Sure, at times, the burden of both academics and professional desires tend to get to him. Nonetheless, he is not one to wallow in self pity and he really enjoys balancing all of these academic and extracurricular activities, thus finding the joy and passion in each of these activities. Brian’s passion for the performing arts has gotten him so…

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My Top 13 OTPs from Western Animation

Happy New Year, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages. I know I have not submitted as much Brickercup month and Blossoomer Next-Gen month fanart as I should have but real life with spending time with my family has been getting in the way as well as some career paths I have to solidify before and once I get to university. However, as you can tell from the title and even though I have been doing this several times, I want to share with you the OTP pairings I have from each cartoon from either Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel or any of the animated films I have watched. Here are some rules. Only one pairing or one set of pairings per franchise and do expect some tied entries. With that said, let us begin. 13. Chase Young x Kimiko Tohomiko (Xiaolin Showdown) Out of all the couples I adore from Xiaolin Showdown such as Raimundo x Katnappe, Clay x Dyris and my personal favorite crossover couples Jack Spicer x Princess Morbucks and Omi x Julie Smith, this has to be my most favorite. Chase’s cool, calm, dangerous, collected, and calculating personality is a perfect match to Kimiko’s feistiness, spark, and vivacity. There is a spicy love-hate relationship that can occur between these two especially when it comes to their sense of wit and sharpness as characters. With that said love-hate relationship, comes an unparalleled intimacy that only these two can effectively pull off not only because they look sexy and attractive together but also because of how well these two could easily click. 12. Kitty x Bunny from Courage the Cowardly Dog Ah, “The Mask” from Courage the Cowardly Dog. One of the most poignant, raw, and, dare I say, most beautiful episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog. My main reason for loving that episode is because of these two lovely female protagonists, Kitty and Bunny. Kitty had to go through Hell and back to find her beloved best friend, Bunny, and Bunny found herself in the abusive hands of the vicious and cruel Mad Dog. Having to witness their tragic backstories made me root for Courage to get these two back together again. Kitty’s and Bunny’s final moment together on the train made me want to root for them as a legitimate lesbian couple all the way through. Sure, there are other Courage couples I support like Courage x Shirley the Medium and the ever-so-canon Eustace Bagge x Muriel Bagge, but Kitty x Bunny is the deal-sealer when it comes to their overall chemistry and the lengths these two have to go through with Courage’s help to be reunited. 11. Jake x Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time Out of all the couples from “Adventure Time” that I enjoy, this is the one canon couple I have a lot of passion for. Jake and Lady Rainicorn are really sweet together because of their interactions. It also helps that John DiMaggio and Niki Yang emit their superb voice acting chops to bring these wonderful characters to life. Combining Jake’s laid-back, fun-loving attitude with Lady Rainicorn’s innocence and lovability is pure genius and to make this couple more interesting while Jake speaks mainly in English, Lady Rainicorn speaks in Korean, thus making the linguistic dynamics between these two all the more enjoyable to witness, as their barriers will always be broken down. When all is said and done, the genuineness and the sweetness emitted from both Jake and Lady Rainicorn are nothing short of lovely. 10. Gumball x Penny from The Amazing World of Gumball This is probably one of the sweetest couples to come out from this weird yet wonderful show. As much as I am a staunch supporter of Richard x Nicole as a canon married couple and parents to Gumball, Darwin, and Anais, Gumball x Penny has something genuine and sweet. What began as a sort of schoolboy crush on Gumball’s side and cute admiration on Penny’s side turned into something more profound in the episode “The Shell” in which my love for this tween couple is further solidified. 9. Arnold Shortman x Phoebe Heyerdahl from Hey Arnold! Yeah, I know the Arnold x Helga and Gerald x Phoebe shippers are going to be out for my blood and will whine and moan at me that these two couples are canon, but I say screw it all, I have been a loyal Arnold x Phoebe shipper ever since I was seven or eight years old and I am never going to let go of my all-time beloved Hey Arnold OTP. Oh sure, I do love the spice found in Gerald x Rhonda, the genuineness found in Harold x Patty, the cuteness found in both Stinky x Sheena and Sid x Nadine, the interest found in Alan x Helga, and the outlandish lovability found in Grandpa Phil x Grandma Gertie, but Arnold x Phoebe has something special for me. It could be the undeniable fact that Arnold is really well-rounded, idealistic, and helpful to others and Phoebe is mainly book smart and meek to a fault. It could be that they are thoroughly intelligent and savvy individuals who can click so superbly with each other. Moreover, it could be the fact that I see this as the couple that is the definition of it needs more love. I always loved their interactions in “Best Friends”, “Gerald’s Tonsils”, and, of course, “Phoebe’s Little Problem”, as I felt like their relationship was genuine and natural. Ergo, I love Arnold x Phoebe as a couple because of their similarities, their charm, and just how unpretentious they are not only as individuals but also as a pair and I am glad to have made them married in my headcanon. 8. Carl Foutley x Noelle Sussmann from As Told By Ginger I swear that these lovably adorkable oddballs click superbly with each other the moment I saw them on screen. In my opinion, Carl x Noelle trumps the absolute heck out of Darren x…

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My Top 12 Powerpuff Girls OTP of all Time

Happy Holidays, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages! For all of the longtime viewers of my fanart and my journal entries, especially on DeviantArt, I know you are all aware of how much I enjoy posting my most favorite Powerpuff Girls couples of all time and not only limiting myself to Rowdyruff x Powerpuff fanart. So, for this list, I will be counting down my most favorite Powerpuff Girls OTPs ever. I did make my opinions clear in my redone RRB/PPG Shipping Chart formatted by @QuietLullabies where I talked about the five other ships that will be mentioned here again, but those will be said in very few words. However, with the other OTPs, I will expound on why I love them so much. I even want to dedicate this list to the likes of @BrickercupMasterX3, @KatyGorl, @AquaGemPrincess, @kaykeyser, and @Pastel—Star, seeing that I have some pending art trades and monthly entries with them, as well as making this list my personal Christmas gift to them. So, with that said, I hope you guys have the merriest of Christmases and may your upcoming 2019 be as amazing as it will be. Moreover, there will be no crossover pairings in this list, as it will be saved for another pairings list. So, let the PPG OTP love, begin! 12. Major Man x Sedusa On the surface, this con-man supervillain in a superhero’s cape and this seductress who uses her hair as a weapon can make for boundless, spicy intimacy. If one were to look beyond this, one would see just how well these two bounce off of each other. Yes, this is the overplayed big, buff stud falling for the sensual, sexy bombshell, but their moments of love-hate sex would be exciting on a consistently high level all thanks to their chemistry. Speaking of love-hate sex couples… 11. Ace x Berserk, Bud x Brute, and Snake x Brat Ah, yes, these three couples. I pretty much pair the Powerpunk Girls with two of the Gangreen Gang members and the eldest Smith son. Ace and Berserk click really well as demanding, tough leaders with Ace’s brand of devil-may-care charm complementing so wonderfully with Berserk’s crass, fiery attitude. Bud’s misanthropic attitude may clash with Brute’s bloodlust, but one can be sure that their moments of intimacy will be far from boring. In Snake’s and Brat’s case, I can safely say that these two can click really well in terms of their personalities with Snake being the roguish charmer to Brat’s feisty personality. Ergo, Snake x Brat is essentially a sugar and spice couple. So, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, my love-hate sex couples involving Ace D. Copular with Berserk Plutonium, Bud Smith with Brute Plutonium, and Sanford D. “Snake” Ingleberry with Brat Plutonium. 10. Mr. Green x Miss Sara Bellum This got on here by complete chance, as I thought that these two would not only be a great couple because they not only make great parental figures to the Rowdyruff Boys, thus making them grow up to be fine, upstanding gentlemen, but also in virtue of their interesting potential and dynamics as a couple. I could see Miss Bellum, known in my headcanon as Mrs. Sara Bellum-Green, wearing the pants in this relationship because of her overall savviness, strong personality, and her experience at hand-to-hand combat with Sedusa in “Something’s A Ms.”. She would fulfill her role as a strong disciplinarian to the boys with flying colors and even be tender with Mr. Green when he needs it the most. Speaking of Mr. Green, I see him being the nurturing, comforting husband to Mrs. Bellum-Green as well as being a self-sacrificing, exceptional role model of a father to Brick, Butch, and Boomer. I figure that their dynamics as a couple would come off as flexible, full of amazing synergy, and full of the empathy that both of them have for each other. So, this off-beat, unconventional couple between a supernatural teacher and an articulate, straight-minded deputy to the mayor is definitely here to stay with me until the end of time, as I wholeheartedly approve of this pairing. 9. Professor Utonium x Miss Keane Before I shipped the Rowdyruff Boys with the Powerpuff Girls, before the beauty that is Mike Believe x Robin Snyder aka Robike, I was a hardcore shipper of Professor Utonium x Miss Keane aka ProfKeane ever since I was about seven years old. I swear the chemistry between these two educators is not only palpable but also beautiful, fun, and lovely. Sure, “Keen on Keane” was very much a ship tease episode which ended very disappointedly and I dare not spoil what happened in the ending, but, where my headcanon is concerned, Professor Utonium and Mrs. Keane-Utonium are happily married, thus making her Blossom’s, Buttercup’s, Bubbles’, and Bunny’s mother. With their superb parenting powers combined, Professor Utonium and Mrs. Keane-Utonium could certainly make Blossom, Buttercup, Bubbles, and Bunny turn into even more upstanding ladies and equally noble superheroines. 8. Harry Pitt x Julie Bean I will admit that this pairing landed itself here because of that lovely, cute piece of fanart in courtesy of the one and only @MissEmmyJay and that was “Doodle- Assigned Dance Class Partners”. Through MJ’s magnificent piece of work, I could automatically confirm that pairing Harry Pitt with Julie Bean is really interesting. This is the classic case of the grubby, messy, grungy boy pairing up with the chubby, jovial, freckle-faced girl which I am sure is done in a lot of pieces of media or literature aimed for a teenage or pre-teen audience. Something tells me that Harry’s and Julie’s relationship would go from slight disinterest as kindergarteners to being good friends as grade-school children to showing puppy love as middle-school children to dating as high-schoolers what with Harry being the grubby jock to Julie Bean’s preppy cheerleader all the way up to college and ending up married as adults. To conclude, Harry Pitt x Julie Bean is a pairing that is the…

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My Top 5 Beloved Disney Male Slash OTPs

Happy Holidays, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages. I just want to make something clear that I go crazy for Disney male slash pairings between two canon characters whether in animated films or TV shows. Besides, I always love me some guy on guy action occurring between two handsome hunks. What more can you also expect from someone who also enjoys yaoi manga and BLCDs? Thanks to such artists like YANN-X and 04jh1911 I have become even more invested in these type of ships, even though they do not happen canonically. However, when all is said and done, Disney slash couples are a lot of fun and there is a certain appeal to them. With that said, let us cut to the chase and count down my top 5 Disney Slash OTPs of all time. Why top 5? Because these are the only ones I can ever think of. Moreover, these are the ones I am most passionate about, to the point where I would love more than anything else in the world to do more fanart of them. Keep in mind that these are my opinions, so I hope you take the time to enjoy the Disney Slash goodness. 5. Prince Adam x Prince Eric These two are my favorite Disney royal hotties of all time, The Beast in human form aka Prince Adam from “Beauty and the Beast” and Prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid”. I have always toyed around with shipping these two together because of just how appealing, plausible, and enjoyable it is. Cue the people who ship Adam with Belle and Eric with Ariel to be out for my blood in three, two, one. I basically see Adam x Eric as a classic case of an overly romantic piece of work come to life that is aimed for a tween to teen female demographic in virtue of their attractiveness and charm. If I were to write a slash fic or if someone were to write a sort of doujinshi with these two, Prince Adam would be the dominant, strong, imposing, demanding seme to Prince Eric’s carefree, easygoing, cool uke. I could really see this as a fun pairing full of fluff, roller coaster rides, and a lot of charm to make this slash pairing come to life. Moreover, I could even imagine Eric admiring the absolute heck out of Adam’s hair or even have Adam and Eric in the tub together to engage for some “action” if you know what I mean. Goodness, do I have such an interesting mind. 4. Muviro x Adonis I know I ship Muviro with Queen La from “The Legend of Tarzan” and I prefer to have Adonis from the Hercules animated show single, but, good Lord, I cannot afford to separate these two as a couple even if I tried. Think about it. Muviro is a stone-cold, jealous bastard who happens to have such a really ripped body and Adonis is a stuck-up, prissy prince with the musculature of an athlete. When one puts these two together, they would make superb chemistry in virtue of it being a love-hate relationship. Muviro would feel initially annoyed with Adonis’s snootiness and prissiness and would, therefore, give him such a deadly scowl that would make Adonis crap his pants out. Meanwhile, Adonis would initially find Muviro to be frightening, mean, and repulsive. However, as time goes by, they could end up dropping each others’ defenses and find out that there is something admirable about each other. Muviro is so going to be on top of this relationship due to the fact that his rock-hard, muscular body could be put to great use as a fighter, especially when he wrestled with Tarzan and had his epic battle with Basuli at the elephant graveyard, and Adonis would definitely admire Muviro because of his said buff bod and warrior attitude. Plus, I think it is rather cute to think about Muviro protecting his precious, sexy Prince Adonis from anyone who dares to defile him. 3. Li Shang x Hercules Captain Li Shang from “Mulan” and Hercules from “Hercules” have been my childhood crushes ever since I was a six-year-old boy. You could say it has something to do with their rippling muscles, their handsome countenances, their overall lovability as characters, and/or even the fact that Shang was voiced by the magnificent B.D. Wong and Herc was voiced by the fine Tate Donovan, as their sexy, charming voices were put to great use for these gentlemen. Combining Shang’s authoritative, focused, determined, dashing nature with Herc’s brand of sexiness, courage, and boy scout nature is a totally genius idea, as there is going to be some interesting dynamics occurring between the tall and dashing captain of the Chinese army and the heroic Greek demigod. There is no darn surprise that Shang is going to be on top of this relationship, as his authority, experience, and sense of duty and responsibility are components as to what makes Shang an ideal male partner for Hercules. That does not mean that Herc would end up being overly submissive in this relationship, as his muscles are certainly useful, especially when these two go into the heat of battle. Speaking of heat, I am also confident that their moments of intimacy will be a combination of sweet and spicy. 2. Namontack x Basuli The most underutilized Disney muscle hunk and best friend to the third wheel, Kocoum, from “Pocahontas” pairing up with the most underrated best friend to the main hero, Tarzan, from “The Legend of Tarzan”, what could be better than this? Yes, dear readers, I am a huge sucker of pairing up two muscular men together as a couple. In my opinion, I do believe Namontack x Basuli could work not only because of the fact that these two are skilled warriors but because I believe their relationship could be fleshed-out and it would be a nice one at that. On the outside, they could use their imposingly muscular bodies and…

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My Top 10 Inuyasha OTPs That I Will Never Tire Of

Happy Holidays, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages. Let us briefly talk about my experience with Inuyasha. This was an anime that I was rather fascinated with when I was an eleven-year-old boy and continued to like it when I was a teenager, especially considering that my gateway episode was “Episode 43: Tetsusaiga Breaks” with the shining moment being Inuyasha’s transformation into a full yokai with red eyes and purple stripes on his cheeks after Goshinki bit off his sword, Tetsusaiga. As I grew, I continued to watch a lot more episodes on Adult Swim and even the movies, thus heightening my fascination for this show and how much fun I was having with it. I grew to like the characters, especially Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Bankotsu, Sango, Miroku, Souta, Rin, Jaken, and Kagura, and hate some others too, most notably Naraku. Now as someone in my twenties, I have seen that although there is still an enjoyable factor in terms of nostalgia and having so much fun with it, there are some flaws to be found. There are some filler episodes I never cared for, the whole Status Quo is God card being used, thus not fully fleshing out certain characters, and even Kagome’s occasionally abusive treatment towards Inuyasha, especially with the “Sit, boy!” command with the Beads of Subjugation. Sure, Inuyasha and Kagome can have their moments, but other times, it is just back to bickering and grumbling. I honestly do not understand why InuKag is so well-loved when it is so clear that their “relationship” just seems to fall back into bad habits, which is why InuKag is definitely my NoTP for life, as there are so many other better pairings than this overrated one. This is why I have come up with a list of 10 Inuyasha OTPs I will never tire of in any shape or form. I know some of you who follow me here on DeviantArt are aware that I am so passionate about my ships. So, in this entry, which is also a Red Ribbon Reviewers contribution, I will talk about why I love and ship these particular couples. I am also fully aware that Inuvember may not for another eleven months, but it still gives me the chance to shed light on these Inuyasha OTPs of mine and share with you, my dear readers, the love and passion I have for them. Maybe I might end up having a go at doing more fanart of them seeing how I might not stop talking about them. With that said, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Keep in mind that this is my list, so take it for what it is and do understand that these are my opinions. If you have an OTP you like that is either from this list or not, please post it on the comments below. Thank you and enjoy. 10. Shippou x Souten Yes, I know there are people out there who do not care for Shippou because he ends up being rather cowardly in battle, but he is still just a young child when all is said and done. When being paired up with someone like Souten, I can see Shippou being a little bit more tolerable mostly thanks to how well they work off of each other. As children, they would certainly have a playful way of showing affection while being rather mischievous. As they grow up, they would retain their mischievousness but combine it with a few sweet, gentle moments when they are alone together. I even figure that their kits would be as feisty, fun-loving and cheeky as they are when they were young. 9. Souta x Kanna First of all, I would like to thank Lance-the-young and tailfluffgirl for getting me invested with this particular pairing, as I have been shipping them ever since I was fourteen years old. I am actually surprised this particular pairing based on them being polar opposites of each other still holds up to this very day in my eyes. Combining Souta’s inquisitive, outgoing, friendly nature with Kanna’s reserved, introverted, quiet personality seems like a pretty fascinating and intriguing idea. I have always seen this as a really cute, interesting couple and I enjoy it a lot more than having Souta pair up with Hitomi, as it makes for more interesting dynamics. Kanna would not have to be so much of a reserved introvert and can always be on Souta’s side through thick and thin, thus opening up to him a lot more and showing more trust which then develops into affection, while Souta can prove himself brave, selfless, and strong in the face of battle thanks to her support and they can protect each other from all obstacles, thus showing a strong bond that they could have for each other and stick together in good times and in bad times and healthily breaking each others’ barriers down. 8. Kohaku x Rin Another pairing that I have been shipping as a fourteen-year-old boy that has held up to this day? Oh, heavens, yes! Kohaku x Rin is a couple I will support, defend, cherish, and adore to the ends of the earth until the day I die. I know darn well I will not let this couple go in virtue of how genuine, sweet, down-to-earth, and lovely they are together. What I love about this couple is that there seems to be barely any arguments going on with them and their relationship is on the normal, humble, and lovely side, which makes my support for Kohaku and Rin as an item all the more legitimate. Rin could indubitably reach out to Kohaku’s more sympathetic and human side, while Kohaku can feel more comfortable and at ease with being with someone as optimistic and jolly as Rin. This is essentially a relationship that begins with youthful puppy love, builds up to adolescent admiration and delightful dating, then has marriage as the apotheosis and has Rin bearing Kohaku’s progeny as the icing…

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