Thanks for the hard work, Cat!
And the only thing about labeling the next era the OG era would be the tiny little problem of, you know, poor old Rokun not being a girl. XDDD -huggles Rokun anyway-
Thanks for the compliments about AA, although, well... >_> I guess I should try working on it some more, that's that dumb roadblock in the writing...gah. I rather prefer my Hellfire series, although I haven't posted it here.
I wonder about pairing revolutions after you mentioned the Reiki pairing though.
As far as I noticed, Rokun wrote the first ever ReinAi pairing I've seen in CotD and then later in Young Girl's Odyssey, although I think I might have been the second person to write it in Snow Rain (Sai's birthday present fic XDD). And now peti-chan's RenAi Revolution...definitely not the first of its type pairing-wise, given the aforementioned precedents, but its an interesting focus anyhow.
Lessee all those fun pairings that are not considered "canon". And by canon I mean Ishiyoshi (oh come on, everybody knows this is the closest we get to canon after GAM imploded no thanks to Miki's little escapade XDD but we can still hope about GAM I guess
Reiki - Aka Tanaka Reina x Goto Maki. Not sure exactly who started it since I wasn't around when it happened, but as Yuuyami so kindly provided, she and her "generation" had a lot to do with it.
Yossi/Anyone - Staple of several MM-based stories.
Popular choices are YoMiki or YoMako, but there are others too. Won't go into too much detail since Yossi pairings are way too complicated to pick apart easily.
Tsuji/Kago - I remember rndmnwierd being very vocal in support of this pairing, and she wrote several good stories of them too. Unfortunately I don't really follow this pairing that much and I'm a relatively latecomer to the fanfic section here, so I didn't track this either.
Then again, this isn't really crack, but well, with recent events...you know what I mean.
GAM - Not crack, to anyone who knows the history. Even with Miki's indiscretions. Lol. There is no question who owns this entire pairing completely, even if others also write it. -prostrates self to OTN1's greatness- All hail the GAMfather! XDD Or rather GAMmother, since OTN's a girl...XDDD
Takagaki - Aka Takahashi Ai x Niigaki Risa. Apparently the first Takagaki-centred fic in this section was pioneered by my good friend lil_hamz. Good job hammy.
According to sevii (a reader who ships takagaki fervently), this pairing was quite rare until people like hammy and me started writing it. Haha. I think I might have inadvertently contributed to one of the speediest relationship resolutions ever (short of perv fics where everyone jumps on another person with the least of provocations
) with what happened to them in AA. XDDD
Gaki/Sayu: Lolz hamz. I didn't think you'd actually do it, but you did! Guess those conversations about the gorokkies paid off after all.
Gaki/Koha: Now this was something I hadn't expected to see this quickly. I had been discussing the possibility with sevii, and then peti-chan upped and wrote it. Lol. I was surprised but amused. XDD It shocked quite a number of people, it seems, if the comments were any indication.
ReinAi: Aka Tanaka Reina x Takahashi Ai. Like I said, the first indication I saw of this pairing was in Curse of the Dragons by Rokun. It was horribly angsty but yeah. It was even angstier in Young Girl's Odyssey, but it was there. I think I wrote something not so angsty for Snow Rain, but eh, it wasn't really romantic ReinAi, more like...friendship.
But if anyone's been keeping up with the Sandbox, ReinAi is just as central as TakaGaki in the Duelist saga.
(shameless self advertisment
) Then of course peti-chan's RenAi Revolution where characterisation gets thrown out of the window...well, it's still a fun story so I forgive the OOCness. Sorry if I offended anyone by saying that lol.
Kameishige: Aka Kamei Eri x Michishige Sayumi. I'm not sure where this began, but it was established by the time I settled into writing AA...well, it was established HERE. I cut my teeth on the Chinese fanbase and Tanakamei was more popular there.
Hence the AA pairing. XDDD
Tanakamei: Aka Tanaka Reina x Kamei Eri. I think this was quite an old pairing...? I mean, it's a classic.
I first really got into it when I was hanging out in the Chinese H!P fanfic forums, only to come here and realize Kameishige was more established, somehow.
Special nod to Rei.rev.07 for her Tanakamei love though, good job with the Indigo Blue Love series (and lulz with the addition of GakiKame complications).
GakiKame: I blame their sudden IRL chumminess.
That's all I can and will say.
And poor hammy being forced to choose between Takagaki and Gakikame. I don't envy you for that decision, hamz.
You could always take the easy out like I suggested and stick them in a threesome, you did it before.
Junjun/Eri: I noticed the mini-explosion in the perv section. It was hard to miss.
Fun though. I bet it was all the juicy material of them sharing food that made it happen.
Ok it's like 4am where I am now and I'm seriously knackered. Feel free to add on to the pairings speculation. I've made no secret that my only allegiance is to Aichan, and all my current stories revolve in no small way around her. Current favored pairing by myself is ReinAi. As if it isn't obvious enough lol.