And once again I've been asked this question. So I'll write it in a journal so when someone else asks me, I can link them to the journal.
"Why do you like Linelink?" has been asked me in many ways. The polite one, the curious one, the not too nice one... but for all the questions, the reply will be the same. (Except I don't even reply to the mean ones.)
Why do I like Linelink?
Why, why? I'm not going to lie to anyone. When I first started playing Phantom Hourglass, I really disliked Linebeck. Very, very much. How he made Link go to all the dangerous stuff and he treated him that way.
But then he sent the letter. It was very nice and funny. So my view of Linebeck changed, and when I completed the game I ended up loving him. As a character, of course. He's funny and I'd even say he's tsundere. Double fun!
Then I logged in Deviant Art to look for Phantom Hourglass fan art. I searched for "Link Linebeck". I saw some common pics of them in a fight or friendly pose, when something suddenly happened.
Check the second reply in this meme to see what happened. Just do it.
What a nice way to start liking something, huh? Seeing it in the Internet, which doesn't stop mixing all my feelings about characters
Then I started to roleplay with those characters. Who always ended up as a couple, in one way or another. It was very fun. Of course, Linebeck wouldn't want to admit he liked the kid. What guy would actually say he's in love with a kid? But here
comes the fun part.
I actually see Link more mature than Linebeck. Of course, innocent since he's just a kid but... braver and more clever than Linebeck. Also I'll say I'm a huge fan of shounen ai -pff- so that always helps
So it was always fluffy because Linebeck wouldn't want to scare the child, and I think Link would be kind of shy in that strange new relationship to him.
Back to the topic. Loving Linebeck as a character, seeing Deviant Art, Roleplays... what's next? Ah.
Everlasting Night came to my mind. Of course I really loved this couple so I just had to add it, not caring if people would like it or not. And I still don't care. If you love something... nothing can stop you from that.
I built up their special relationship. Linebeck not being a pervert, Link not being a kid who swears a lot. Linebeck not being suddenly brave or over-protective, Link not being bad to Linebeck. Just my own view of them, which I don't know if people agree with that.
Their personality. Link protecting Linebeck, Linebeck actually being brave once to help the kid. How funny they can be. The fluffyness. I can't really explain it, it's just
I practised with some fanart first. Then I drew the trailer of the comic, it took me one month, with my puppy sleeping on my legs and licking the chair all the time. I perfectly remember it, I hadn't even dyed my hair blonde then.
You don't know the satisfaction I felt after working so hard and people actually liking what I took a month to finish.
I will say now that I completely hate how stupid I began the comic... but what has been seen, cannot be unseen, isn't it? Haha.
I stated the pairing from the beggining, people didn't seem to notice -except the friends I had already made. Some people reading the comic already liked Linelink, which encouraged pretty much. Then there was the people who said they didn't like it but they'd read, who encouraged me pretty much again. Then there was the people who said they started liking the couple thanks to me. That completely encouraged me. Of course, there was those couple of Te/Zelinkers who came to say "THIER NOT GAY!!1one!". Yes. I checked their galleries and favs. They all liked that couple. So sorry to say this, but I just HAD to point it out.
Will also say I changed the plot pretty much not to disturb the people who didn't really like the couple and were actually reading. And thanks to them I think it's better now. So... thank you.
So loving a character, Deviant Art, roleplays, pictures, comics, sketches, little random talks, my own imagination, and friends like *NeoRinku
-who made me the LxL princess- and ~kiyoichi
with her amazing pictures and doujinshi, and many other people...