...to make my claims at last. Since dismalfairytale says that in this community you not only own your claimed characters but also ARE them, I chose three that I feel spiritually close to in one way or another. And here they are:
1) Who: Haku
Where: Naruto (M, A)
Why: Haku has a special place in my heart because he and I both went through some of the same stuff as children. He has special abilities...I do too (if it isn't too conceited for me to say so); he was shunned as a child...so was I; he was willing to give his whole heart and soul to the person who could value him for what he really was, and so would I be if I could find that special someone. Also, the fact that he's an absolutely beautiful boy doesn't hurt...To make a long story short, I just love Haku, and that's why I'm claiming him, if I may....
2) Who: Hiroshi Nakano
Where: Gravitation (M, A)
Why: In many stories you have the Hero, and then you have the Hero's loyal, good-humored, understanding Best Friend who celebrates the good times with him and helps him through his troubles. I tend to like these guys way more than the stars of the show, and Hiroshi is one of the best Best Friends ever. Sure, Gravitation is focused on Shuichi Shindou, but tell me, where would Shuie be without a strong, caring buddy to help keep him from flying off the deep end? Hiro is all that and more: he's a brilliant guitarist (as a rank amateur on the guitar myself, I have nothing but respect for his talent), has a great sense of humor, really cool hair (gotta love the hairboys!) and he likes girls, which is a big plus for me! Now don't get me wrong; I enjoy t3h Gay as much as anyone, but to find a major cute guy in a shounen-ai story that if he were real (and if I really were a hot babe like some of those animated ones, lol) might actually look my way...it's a refreshing treat, and I love him for that! *pauses to glomp Hiro, then continues*
3) Who: Touya
Where: Ayashi no Ceres (M, A)
Why: I belong to a whole bunch of claiming communities, but I never get to claim Touya on any of them because some other girl has always grabbed him for his gorgeous looks. Well, there is that, there's no denying it, but...I like him more for the complex person that he is, this strange but fascinating mixture of strength and power vs. weakness and vulnerability. He's trying to regain his lost memories and find out who he is and where he fits into the Cosmic Design. That's something I can so relate to...in fact, I think I'm a lot like Touya mentally and emotionally (though I can't do awesome things like make a stiletto appear in my hand by magic. Darn! :) )
Well, that's about it...I'm going to stop now and let someone else have a turn. So long for now, and thank you kindly!