Friday, February 19, 2016

YouTubers I watch?

     I have at least eight drafts for posts I'm working on, so trust me, I have plenty of material. But I find some of the posts (especially the ones that require a bit more research) take a bit longer, and I like to try to update as often as possible. But, I figured this was something easy that I could get out right away, and I know I'm always recommending videos that pertain to certain posts, so I figured I would make it a quick post about some of the YouTube channels I am subscribed to and watch the most of. Feel free to check these out! I highly recommend all of them. ^.^
iiSuperwomanii: I know the 'I's are capitalized, but it looks like Roman Numerals in this font, so I figured I'd jut do lower case. You can find her just by typing "Superwoman" into the YouTube search anyway. So, Lilly Singh, aside from sharing a last name with my boyfriend, is very original and funny with her content. She feels very real with her videos and has random subjects she covers, but some of my favorites, personally are the "Types of [insert anything here]", but all of her videos are very interesting to me, and like I said, it feels like it is really her, not just some mask she puts on for the camera. She is very quirky and fun and reminds me constantly to be myself, even if I'm a bit weird sometimes. Her content is usually very upbeat and happy, so if that sounds like your cup of tea, take a trip to Unicorn Island and subscribe to her channel.
Markiplier: This is one that is very close to me. I started watching Markiplier when I was, probably about twelve, and this is also around the time that I became very depressed because of some of the things that were happening in my life. He...definitely helped me through that. Markiplier plays video games, but when I first subscribed, it was mostly horror games. Now he plays a greater variety, but his horror will always be close to me. His reactions are usually pretty hilarious, and I will not even touch on the subject of whether or not I think he overplays them. Either way, he's a good channel to check out if you like Let's Players, especially of the horror variety.
JustKiddingNews/Film/Party: Mostly JKNews. They cover news story submitted by fans, reading the article, and then discussing their opinions and sometimes getting sidetracked, kind of like me watching the news. The only issue is, as hilarious as this show is, I don't feel like they always do their research. A lot of the "news" articles are from Reddit (and we all know how accurate that always is :/), but if you don't mind taking the news with a grain of salt at times, or doing the research yourself, the show is really funny, and so are their other channels, but JKNews is my favorite.
NateWantsToBattle/Nathan Sharp: I was introduced to Nate's channel because of his English covers of Japanese opening songs back in late middle school or early high school, and stayed for the Pokemon parodies. His channel has definitely evolved since then, and that is not a complaint. He now covers "real" songs such as "Merry Christmas, Kiss My A**" by All Time Low, "Ignorance" by Paramore, and "Emperor's New Clothes" by Panic! At The Disco, while still covering songs from cartoons like Adventure Time and Steven Universe, creating parodies for shows like Death Note, and continuing his English versions of anime intros. He has wonderful musical talent and his voice is mesmerizing.
Matthias: I was introduced to Matthias because of some of his collabs with Markiplier and JackSepticEye, but he is fun to watch on his own as well. It's hard to say what his channel is about, seeing as a lot of his content seems more or less random, but that just means you'll never be tired of overused video ideas. I will mention that the videos I watched with Mark in them were challenge videos, like the Disney Challenge and the Seven Second Challenge, but he also has a series called "Reading Your Comments" which I know other YouTubers have done, but I find his to my favorite.
JackSepticEye: Speaking of Jack, I watch him as well. If you have no idea who I am talking about, he is another Let's Player. For all of you who are on my blog due to my Undertale content, he has played the game on Pacifist and Genocide, just letting you know.
Game Grumps: Alright, last Let's Play channel, I swear. I do watch other Let's Play channels, but Markiplier, Game Grumps, and JackSepticEye are probably the ones I watch the most often. Jack kind of replaced YamiMash (and no, that has nothing to do with the recent situation with Yami).The Game Grumps are cool because they have multiple people playing a game, unlike most videos by Mark or Jack, so it's something different, even though other channels are the same. In fact, a lot of the people on Game Grumps each have their own channels where they play games individually as well, such as KittyKatGaming and Commander Holly. They also played Undertale and were the first ones I watched play the game.
markcrilley: One of the first YouTube channels I ever watched. This man not only helped me develop my art skills with his tutorials, but he also is one of the people who sparked my interest in anime/manga back in middle school because of his four book manga series: Miki Falls, and I must say, his art skills have come a long way since then. You may have pieced together by now that he does art related videos, mostly about manga styles, but not exclusively.
LittleKuriboh: Yu-Gi-Oh abridged, 'Nuff said.
Game Theory/GTLive: I love Game Theory. They mix science (one of my passions) with video games (another one of my passions). Mat Pat is awesome and has, on a few occasions,  teamed up with NateWantsToBattle, which automatically makes him more awesome! Anyway, his theories are a bit far fetched or contradictory at times, but he does a good job at mixing humor with logical thought and science about video games.
Alright so, I this is the last one for the night because I am tired and have things to do in the morning. So, I need to make this one special. 
Charlieissocoollike: Or alternatively referred to as Charlie McDonnell. The reason I chose his channel as the last one of this post is because he, like markcrilley, is one of the first YouTube channels I subscribed to, back in middle school. I actually haven't watched his content in a while to be honest, but he will always have a special place in my internet heart. My, at the time best friend, Ashley, introduced me to him through his old band, Chameleon Circuit, and I really hope you guys know where I am going with this. She basically sold me on the band by saying "They do Doctor Who songs". After listening to a few of the songs, I fell in love. And then she was able to get me to watch Charlie's videos by saying "He's in Chameleon Circuit". It's very easy to get me to do stuff, isn't it? Heh heh. Anyway, he also has done a lot of random things in his videos. Not to be a hipster or anything, but I highly recommend his old videos, especially some of the Challenge Charlies. He also has done a few videos about Doctor Who or Time Travel and he used to have a series called "Fun Science", which I was introduced to by his Halloween episode, "Scary Science".

     Anyway, I'm going to go to bed because I am incredibly tired. I'm going to an art museum tomorrow so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get anything out, but there's another Kingdom Hearts post I've been working on for a little while now that I'd like to finally release soon, so keep an eye out for that. I'm not affiliated with any of these YouTubers in anyway, so please don't think I'm trying to advertise for them or anything. I just thought I would share my video tastes with you all, in case you knew the YouTube channels as well, or would wish to check them out,
     Good night, lovelies. Feel free to tell me about any of your favorite YouTube channels. I jsut might look into them.
EDIT: It just occurred to me that I managed to write down exactly ten channels. I did not plan that at all. XD

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I WAS RIGHT!!! Kingdom Hearts Braig's Name

     This is a post I really should have written in 2012, but I don't even think I had this blog back then. Anyway, if any of you have seen and remember my post about the pronunciation of the names of Organization members (and their somebodies), you'll recall that I mentioned I believed Braig's name would be pronounced as such: Br-aye-g.
     As mentioned, when I first found out I was correct about his name, I don't believe this blog existed, and by the time it did (even by the time I wrote the post about their names) I had forgotten all about that scene. Just a head's up, this will contain a few spoilers for 3D Dream Drop Distance.
     I had been going through some of my old posts and came across the one I had written for the pronunciation of the names in the game, and was, once again, pondering when we would be able to learn the true way to say some of the names, such as Braig. It occurred to me that in DDD, Lea awakens and ponders the whereabouts of the two missing members who should have also woken there: Isa, and Braig. I then realized, if I went back through the game, he probably said their names, their human names. But, I'm lazy and didn't feel like going all the way back through, so instead, I looked up a YouTube video for the scene where they all wake up, and we not only get the pronunciation of Braig, but also Aeleus.
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoSMah0F7vY 
     So, there you go, one of our questions is solved.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Undertale The Angel of Death: Asriel

     Hey friends! I would like to start this out by saying, yes I have seen Gaijin Goombah's video about this, but no, I am not stealing this from him. I thought about this long before I even knew who he was, I just am a bit behind because I procrastinate. Seriously, I still have drafts from a year ago I've never posted on this blog. Oh, and if you have no clue who I am talking about, check him out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNcCtPqqGIMEDwDACPVoHg
     So, when I first heard Asriel's name, my first thought was not "Oh hey, that's a combination of Asgore and Toriel", nor, "Oh, his name is Serial Murderer scrambled up". Yeah, I found both of these out later, but my absolute first thought was, "Hey, his name is that of the Angel of Death from Catholicism. I wonder if that was done on purpose". I'm not Catholic, but I am Christian, and this made me wonder if Toby, perhaps, shared my faith. I haven't found anything on that, but the deeper I looked into this, the more I thought it was, indeed, purposeful.
     If you read the runes in the Underground, you will see the prophecy held by the monsters about an angel who will free them all. If you talk to Gerson, he mentions that some monsters have taken a more morbid and cynical approach to this legend, referring to said angel as the "Angel of Death", who will free all of the monsters by destroying them, rather than the barrier. At first glance, and this was my first impression of this, the prophecy is speaking about the player, or rather, the human.
     I mean, think about it, I bet all of you were thinking the same thing, right? We, the player, are the angel, right? Obviously, we've seen the surface, as that is where we hail from, as a human, and we are the one to save all the monsters by destroying the barrier. If the player decides to do a Genocide Run, we destroy the Underworld, freeing them through death, just as some of the monsters have taken to believing, becoming the so called, "Angel of Death". So...now that that's settled...what's with the "Asriel" in the title of this post?
     Remember when I was talking about how when I had first heard Asriel's name, I thought of the Catholic angel by the same name? Yeah, I believe this was done intentionally. When you think about it, and of course, this is going to involve spoilers, so warning for that, after the first human child died, in a fit of grief, Asriel absorbed the fallen human's soul, and became immensely powerful. Powerful enough, even, to cross the barrier. He had seen the human world, and that's when it occurred to me: the prophecy does not say and angel FROM the surface, it says who has SEEN the surface. I know, I know, semantics, semantics. Obviously, someone from the surface would have seen it...unless, of course, Frisk is blind, but anyway, the phrasing seems important. The prophecy doesn't call for someone who is from the surface, but who has seen it, likely, someone who was from the Underground, such as Asriel. When Asriel crossed the barrier, he lay Chara down on the flowers from the village, and was attacked by the humans, who thought he had murdered the child. When he returned to the Underground, he collapsed, and his dust spread across the golden flowers in Asgore's garden. Hopefully, we all knew this, and if you didn't...I did say SPOILERS, so there. When he was revived into Flowey, he lacked a soul, and at the end of a True Pacifist run, he absorbs the souls of all monsters in the Underground, regaining his true form. After saving Asriel, he reverts back to being a small child, crying, and explaining himself, before vowing (and acting upon said vow) to break the barrier with the stolen power and return all of the souls back to their owners.
     Why am I telling you all this? I mean, this sounds like a random thing to bring up, right? Well, bear with me. Even though the destruction of the barrier was sort of our doing, I mean, we ARE the ones that risked our life to save our friends and Asriel, and indirectly convinced him to shatter the barrier, but technically, we did not do it. Asriel did. It was his power, stolen or otherwise, and his decision to do so. So, in a way, Asriel freed the monsters, not Frisk.
     And that was the point of this entire post. Frisk is not the prophetic angel spoken about in the Underground, Asriel is. He has seen the surface, but is not from there, and has freed the monsters by shattering the barrier, even if this was brought on by the actions of Frisk. And it all makes sense, right down to his name.
     Anyway, I'm done. Like I mentioned before, if you haven't checked out Gaijin Goombah, I highly suggest doing so.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sans/Frisk?

     The conversation I will be referring to will be posted at the end. So, if anyone knows me well enough, they would recognize that I...eh...greatly dislike Renee (and her many names) on DeviantArt, not because of any of her views or opinions, but rather, because I feel like she behaves like a spoilt brat and throws a temper tantrum when anyone ever disagrees with her, even if they cite evidence and she is truly incorrect, but all that aside, this post is not about that. It has to do with her, but is not actually about her. And if you are still wondering what this post is about, then I ask you to raise your eyes a few inches and am wondering why you clicked on this post in the first place.
     So, Renee posted a piece of artwork that depicted Sans and (adult) Frisk cuddling, but at the time I did not know that Frisk was intended to be an adult. I also did not realize that this was a chick that I had already had issues with in the past (because she created a new account, as she tends to). Still, the artwork was cute, so I complimented it, though I did give a side comment that I did not understand the pairing, because again, I did not realize this was an AU or whatever, because despite what Renee will say, I think there is enough evidence in the game to presume that at the oldest, Frisk is a teenager, but I will touch on that in a later post.
     What this is really about, is the pairing. I know I don't do these types of posts a lot (or...ever, except on my Hetalia blog) I have actually seen a lot of artwork for this, and it surprised me quite a bit, to be honest. Personally, I don't usually pair anyone together; I'm just not one for shipping characters, but this one truly just baffled me.
     So, a few things: Is this pairing wrong (as in, morally so)? and is it something that I believe is a possibility, canon wise. I could easily answer both of these questions right now with my opinions, but that's not how I work.
     Is it morally wrong to ship Frisk and Sans? Honestly, my answer to this is: it depends. I will use ReneeIsDetermined as an example again. We don't know how old Sans is, but we can presume he is an adult and I will say why in a moment. But in her Alternate Universe, Frisk is also an adult. This means that there is no pedophilia or ephebophilia occurring, because they are both depicted as legally consenting adults. Can I say this is wrong? No. Can I say that Renee is a pedophile, or is supporting pedophilia through these pictures and her support of the pairing? No to that one, as well. And as much as I have complained about her in the past, I have never once accused her of such, and it is, in my perspective, wrong to do so. How is it pedophilia if they are both adults, and met when they were either, both children, or both adults? Saying that it is wrong in a moral sense because Frisk used to be a child, or because Frisk is a child in an Alternate Universe to the one which Renee draws, is stupid. The only way I could fathom this argument at all is if Sans was an adult when he met a child Frisk and when she grew up, then they became romantically involved, but that is not the case in this, and even then, it is debatable. Think of Hetalia (if you know the anime). Is it wrong to pair France and America together because France would have been an adult when America still would have been a child, physically? Probably not. So, since we don't know how old monsters can live to be, and when they are considered adults, how can we say the same is true for an adult Frisk and Sans, even if Sans knew the human when s/he was a child? Oh, speaking of...How do we know that Sans is an adult? Well, this is difficult because we don't know how similar the monster world is to the human world. All we can really do is speculate. But, I will prevent my evidence for why I believe he is a grown up. For one thing, he is the owner of the house that he and Papyrus live in, and this has been specifically stated by Papyrus. Sans owns the house and, provided they have bills, pays the mortgage, because Papyrus said he "pays for it". Not only does this mean he probably makes more money than we would initially think (which I believe was the point of this conversation in general), but it also tells us that, provided the underground world works similarly to ours, that he is legally an adult. So then we need to define that. We have no real way of knowing the legal age of majority in the Underground, but in many countries in modern times, it is eighteen years, while in some places it is as young as sixteen or as old as twenty. Now, I know Gaijin Goombah claims that a lot of the elements in the game and monsters are based on Irish culture and mythology, and he makes solid points with his evidence, I agree with MatPat (Game Theory) that Mt. Ebott is part of Eagleland from the Mother (Earthbound) series. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please check out this theory here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYdDUXyFocY Although I do not think this has ever actually been confirmed, it seems that Eagleland is based on America, and if mt. Ebott is part of that country, then I think we can more or less assume (you know what happens when you do that) that the age of majority in the monster world is eighteen, or at least, the monster equivalent of such. So how old is Frisk? Well, there's no real way of knowing. Sure, we are referred to as a child and a kid, but not only are we guessing the age of majority with very little evidence, we don't even know if that matters. Let's be real, people are not suddenly not called kids when they turn eighteen. My father has referred to a twenty FIVE year old as a "kid" before, so clearly that isn't the case. Still, presuming Frisk is actually a child by monster standards and the age of majority matches that of the United States, the oldest Frisk could be is seventeen and the youngest Sans could be is eighteen. That's not a problem, right? My boyfriend is a year older than me and no one accuses him of pedophilia even though he turned eighteen before me. Well, there is still an issue.
None of that matters. I know, I know, why am I lecturing you on stuff that I'm going t disqualify anyway? Well, I wanted to make a point. The age gap between Sans and Frisk may be very small, as seen in my comparison of possible ages. But we need to remember the difference between species as well, and gap in maturity. I said I am pretty positive Sans is an adult, and part of that is because, not only his owning of the house he resides in, but also his occupation. He is a sentry. This is a job that probably would not be given to a child, even in the world of monsters. And to be honest, he seems older than even just eighteen or nineteen to me, but that's just a personal opinion. However, what really matters here? Not even his maturity or age, but his perception. He works multiple jobs and own a house, he takes care of his little brother, and acts as a judge before we meet the King. Clearly, despite the jokes and pranks, he is in most senses of the word, "grown up" regardless of his age. But he also seems to see Frisk as a child, to some extent. Sans refers to Frisk as "kid" several times. I may call someone who is nineteen "just a kid", or tell my boyfriend that he's still a kid, but I would never greet my boyfriend as "kid" or "child". I feel like if one party is able to refer to the other as "kid", then they should not be in a romantic or sexual relationship together, because that tells me either, he is older than him/her by a good amount, or at the very least, he sees himself as older than Frisk, either physically or mentally, by a good amount. And in my opinion, if you see your partner as a kid, you should not be their partner. So, is it morally wrong? I would say this depends on a case by case basis. When you have Frisk portrayed as a little child, especially pre-pubescent and Sans is quite clearly an adult, then yes, I think the pairing is wrong on an ethical level, and I'm sure I will get hate for this if my blog ever becomes big enough for people to actually comment. If both parties are adults...I might not like the pairing, but I cannot say it is wrong, even if Sans knew the human as a kid or teenager. When Sans is an adult and Frisk is a teenager...eh, maybe. Again, case by case basis.
     So now that we have that covered, What do I think of the pairing? In regards to opinion, I have already answered this above. I don't believe a character that is older enough to be calling Frisk "kid" and "kiddo" should be paired with the human unless it is an alternate universe, but that is my own thought. Canon-wise, I have a similar thought process, and a lot of my argument can be seen in the comments at the bottom of this post, but I will iterate it here as well. Personally, I don't feel like Sans is even your friend at first, in the game. He follows you, because he is either trying to fulfill his promise or because he is suspicious, in my mind. Sans protects you because he promised Toriel to protect ANY human that left the Ruins, and apparently if he had not made that promise, he would have killed you even in a pacifist run, unless his "You'd be dead where you stand" was all in good fun, but somehow I doubt it. I do believe he warms up to the player, but he still seems to see Frisk as a child, friends with him/her or not. Obviously, the only person who could really answer this is Toby Fox, and I just don't think he will say either way, because to be honest, it doesn't matter a whole lot for the purposes of character development or game play.
     Still, my opinion aside, you do what you want. I don't own the characters so I can't complain. The only person who could have any real issue with it, in my opinion, is the creator.
 
 Here is the conversation. I'm not good at screen shots, so I just copy and pasted it. 
jossyrose Nov 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Cute artwork...though I've never really understood support for this pairing...

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it's kinda obvious if you've played the game

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jossyrose Nov 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
I've played the game half a dozen times on all runs...I am seeing no obviousness.

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it's still obvious owo

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jossyrose Nov 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Alright then, please enlighten me, in what way is it "obvious"?

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i shouldn't have to tell ya~

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jossyrose Nov 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
So in other words, it's not obvious because there is no evidence for it. Gotcha ^.^

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it is obvious you just don't get it

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it is obvious you just don't get it

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jossyrose Nov 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
I doubt that you've even played the game lol

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i have played the game, i have the game dude. so that joke's on you

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jossyrose Nov 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
What joke? I was seriously beginning to doubt that you have actually played it. You are claiming that it is obvious if you have played the game, yet are unable to state any evidence to back this up. I have played the game on every possible run and have found all the secrets, and I am still unable to find any "obviousness". I could argue your claim better than you seem to be, to be quite honest. Whatever, at least I have some material for a new blog post.

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TrueOkamiAmaterasu Nov 19, 2015  Student Writer
Don't you have anything better to do than to be an asshole? clearly you don't, Sans is fiercely protective over Frisk in the main storyline and even goes out of his way to try to give you the benefit of doubt even in genocide, because he really DOESN'T want to fight you, he's seen way too many timelines, too many resets, he doesn't want to have to fight a friend over and over and over again, the thing about this pairing is Frisk is a self insert character, meaning we're allowed to make them whatever gender we want, whatever sexuality we want, and even whatever past story we want and future for them because we REALLY don't know

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jossyrose Nov 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
I politely ask you to refrain from swearing whilst speaking to me, thank you. Anyway, I do not see how I have been what you have accused me of being. My original comment was posted on the ninth, where I complimented the artwork, and simply stated my opinion that I do not understand the pairing. When I posted the comment, I did not even realize that this is an AU where Frisk is older, which is why I even mentioned the pairing in the first place. She then said that it was "obvious" in the game, which is why I even responded back. To me, a person who has played and STUDIED the game, there was no hint at this pairing, mostly because Frisk is said to be a child of indeterminable age. I said I doubted she played the game, though did not accuse her outright of not doing so, because she was unable to tell me why it was so evident, and only redundantly stated that it was "obvious" kind of like a student who tries to answer a question about a book they haven't read. Since then, she presented her evidence, and I presented my own. I apologized for any confusion, and I have tried to be quite civil throughout this.
And I do believe you are incorrect about Sans being "fiercely" protective over the protagonist. The only time he even mentions protecting you at all at the MTT Restaurant is when he says "You haven't died once", saying that he has done a good job keeping a promise. He never really helps us along our journey, though I will say he is there, likely keeping watch over us. The thing is, as he states himself, the only reason he is even doing so is because he promised a sad woman whom he did not know well to protect ANY human who came out of the ruins, not Frisk specifically, and not because of any apparent infatuation of his own. He continues to keep an eye on you in the neutral and genocide route, even if you have killed Papyrus and Toriel, and this can be revealed through subtle hints of text the game will give you in certain instances, so no matter if he likes you or hates you in this game, he keeps an eye on you. Like I said, playing this game made me feel like he was suspicious of me, likely because I was a human, and they have their own horror stories of humans just as we have ours of monsters. Even in the Genocide run, he does not give us the benefit of the doubt. In several neutral endings he tells us we are not welcome or to "go to Hell".
Anyway, I do  not understand you bringing up Frisk being a self-insert character. I know that. Personally, I believe Frisk to be a teenager, though I know this is an unpopular theory, and I don't care what sexuality, gender, or backstory anyone gives the protagonist. I think it is interesting to see what people can make of this character. However, the game does describe Frisk as a child or kid several times, and even Sans will call you "kid" or "kiddo".
Either way, have a nice day, I suppose.

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ReneeIsdetermined Nov 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
frisk is the main character and you see sans quite often sans has even promised to protect frisk because toriel asked him to

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jossyrose Nov 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Well honestly, I presumed you would use the fact that in the pacifist run, when Sans and Frisk go to the MTT restaurant, if you look in the data files (and I have confirmed this) the music which plays is actually entitled mus_sansdate. He also jokes around with the protagonist a lot, even prank calling you (sometimes, it's a random chance) to ask if your refrigerator is running, which seems to be something he does a lot with the people he cares about such as Papyrus and Toriel, but we cannot confirm that he doesn't behave this way around strangers as well, considering the first time he meets the protagonist, he pranks them.
I will concede that he is present a lot in the game, but to me, it kind of seems that he doesn't trust the protagonist. He mentions that s/he would be "dead where they stand" if he had not promised Toriel to protect any human which came out of the ruins, but that's the thing: it seems that the only reason he even protects Frisk is because of the promise, which means any random human who emerged from the Ruins would be protected by him. Near the end, he does seem to like Frisk if the player does not murder his brother or Toriel, and especially, if the player then goes on to complete the true ending. But throughout the game, it felt like he was keeping an eye on me not out of protection of me, but for the other monsters, as if he didn't trust me, and rightfully so when you consider (SPOILERS) he possibly has access to the other timelines and at the very least knows of their existence.
Either way, I will admit, when I first commented that I didn't understand the pairing, I was actually referencing the pairing in the canon universe where Frisk is a teenager at the oldest, but a lot of people characterize them as a little child. I now have noticed that this is an AU. I do apologize.
The only thing which kept me continuing the conversation was your suggestion that it was "obvious" in the game, which I still disagree, and I took that as insinuating that I was not clever or perceptive enough to have caught on. No hard feelings. And like I said, if anything, this conversation has given me a new blog topic, so I thank you for that.

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