April 21st, 2010

having a smoke

Sanji character essay

So...remember Sanji? He smokes a lot? I have a character essay about him that you may or may not be interested in reading. Be warned: it is long.

(This piece contains references and spoilers to the series through the end of Triller Bark. Citations for references (chapters and panel numbers) can be supplied upon request. Essay has been slightly edited for clarity and typos)

From the entry:
printfogey, expert in all things Usopp, asked a while ago for some notes on Sanji’s character to help her on a fic featuring Usopp and Sanji (now up – brilliant in the extreme – go read). The result was a seven-page, rather rambling, character manifesto that serrende, in a sweet yet misguided gesture, suggested I inflict on the internet at large.

Of course I agreed.

The first part of the essay deals with Sanji’s character strictly as I read it in the canon. In the second portion I talk about how I use him in my own fanfiction; it’s largely skippable, unless you’re really curious about my “creative process” or something. Finally, I’ve included, with her permission, selections from serrende’s responses to the original email. I forgot to reply to her at the time, so my responses to her responses are here.

Musings on a pervert
Ben Barnes

Streetlight People Part One

Title: Streetlight People Part One
Author: uglytidings aka causticcupcake
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: One Piece
Pairings: Marco/Ace, Vista/Mihawk, Nami/Usopp, implied Crocodile/Trap!Commander
Characters: Appearing - Marco, Thatch, Portgas D. Ace, Nami, Jozu, Zoro. Mentioned - Usopp, Whitebeard, Blackbeard, Vista, Mihawk, Crocodile, Doflamingo, Trap!Commander, Luffy, Nico Robin
Words: 1693
Notes: This is a stripper AU fic involving the Whitebeard Pirates, the Straw Hat Pirates, the Shichibukai, Marines and probably others. This fic happened after a conversation with makemegray who has listened to me ramble and capslock about this. Thank you for letting me bounce ideas off you and for supporting this insanity!
Extra notes: The pairings list will be updated as the story goes. The character list will only be for characters actually in and mentioned in that particular chapter. Title is from Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.