I am a Sam x Danny fan, but I think you essay about the pairing is quite well written. I honestly blame the writers for not giving Sam some character development. Sam x Danny would be a much better pairing if Sam could be given character development.
As for Harry x Ginny, I quite like that pairing but I like the book version of the pairing better than the movie version. Ginny is alright to me, maybe she is not really as brilliant or as gifted as Hermione but I think her character is still done well. Harry x Hermione pairing is good too, but I don't really like Harry x Hermione pairing because I like Hermione better with Ron.
Well done! Some thoughts on "Canon" It's all realtive wither you consider sesons 1 and 2 of DP "Canon" and season 3 does not count or only some eps do its all realtive cause heck their are 6 "canon" star wars movies yet most fans only see the orinal triogly as "Canon". sorry for bad spelling it's late at night and i sleepy!
Maybe it's just because I originally watched DP when I was younger, and only got to watch the third season (and thus PP) recently, but I've always liked Danny and Sam as a couple. Until the last few episodes, I was still half-convinced they were going to pull a Code Lyoko and leave the whole thing sort of ambiguous. Suppose my belief is just too easy to suspend.
I would also like to point out that they're in highschool, and Sam is extremely sarcastic (I can relate to her in a lot of ways, especially the sarcasm), so a lot of the fighting is, in my mind, almost expected (in the sense that sarcasm, with certain personalities, can be morphed quickly into a misunderstanding, and also that if you ever listen in on highschool 'friends' talking, half of what they say is going to be bickering). I always liked them for the fact that they could work past their differences. They both have their flaws, but they mature as the season progresses, to a point, and I don't think that'll stop any time soon, since they were sophomores at the latest by the end. I'm not attempting to change your mind; you've probably heard it all before, but if you get to say your opinions, I think I should have a chance to give mine.
I agree with you on TeaxYugi, though, and I can see a lot of your reasoning for DannyxSam. I got tired of the jealousy, too. And even though DxS is my favorite pairing for the show, I tend to write more angst for it than anything else, and I also really like DannyxValerie and the occasional DannyxEmber, so I'm not going to be canon holier-than-thou about it.
As far as OCs go... I agree with your hesitation. Something about it just rubs me the wrong way when it's the center of a piece... I'm never sure how to feel, and I'm always wary of sues... I generally try to stay away from it. I'm sorry to say that, while your art has gotten fantastic, I don't think I'll ever really be able to like the thought of DannyxCarrie because of it. I don't know her well enough to psychoanalyze it, and the only reason I ever like the thought of fourth+ half-ghosts are alternate dimensions. I feel that not every character needs to be paired up, so if you can't find a pairing you like from the characters in that show (or one that would work from a crossover), then maybe you don't need to be writing/drawing romance for them. A least not as heavily as a lot of people do. Just my thoughts, though. Apparently plenty of people love what you do. So who am I to criticize?
I thank you for your mature and honest opinion. I understand from your POV. and I'm thankful that you see of what I see in DxS and TeaxYugi. As for DannyxCarrie, I understand your concern, but honestly, I find it better to write romantic fics for them. Thanks.
DannyxSam has to be my favorite CanonxCanon , but only because of what 'could be .' I like imagining them together more as mature adults rather than hormonal young teenagers . You're right ; their personalities do clash horribly . To be honest I think Sam is more of a rebel and/or poser , to either stand up to those who defy her or give herself an image in which she's different and better than everyone else . It'd be better if Danny was with someone more down-to-earth , or at least not a gloomy goth .
I do enjoy CanonxOC ; like Carrie or Misty . They seem better suited for Danny overall . But I hate to say that those two are the only OCs I've seen that actually make a good pairing . Others have no build-up relationship with the characters they're paired with , and a lot are just Mary Sues .
I'm glad at least one person is being open-minded about this .
I don´t know what you think but since I´ve started reading Harry Potter (One of the best books I´ve ever read) I´ve always thought that Harry and Hermione would be a good couple. HarryxGinny took me by surprise in the six book
I agree with you about KimxRon, HarryxGinny, and the whole CanonxOC deal. I don't know enough about DP to make a judgement call on DannyxSam just yet, though.
However, I do like Peachshipping (YugixTea). Why, you ask? Well, in the series I see Tea as a source of strength for Yugi, even before Yami/Atem showed up, and the two are great friend for each other. I don't see them getting together until years after the series ends, though, after Tea and Yugi have each dated other people for a while, and after Tea gets over Yami/Atem... but I see in them two strong people that would have a good romance based on friendship, especially since being with Yami/Atem has made Yugi a stronger, more confident person like Tea is.
Yeah, my reasons probably are weak, and my liking Peachshipping is more on personal preference than other couples I support, but whatever. I actually have a friend whose OC is paired up with Yugi, and I think that's the only other character I support being paired with Yugi besides Tea.