They met at a rock farm... · 12:37am
Sorry about the late blog post, uploading and organising videos for the Grin Brother channel has been a time consuming process with unexpected bumps here and there. Last weekend, when my brother and I were ready to upload our latest video, we noticed that the audio was out of sync. As such, my brother had to sort it out (he put himself in charge of editing the videos), and he ended up spending the weekend sorting the videos out. Given that the Grin Brothers laptop is also my personal laptop... yeah, it was a problem. Then other things happened and yadda, yadda, yadda, I ended up late with making a blog post, but here it is.
On that note, before I begin talking about the main topic of this blog post, I will mention that the Grin Brothers channel is now getting daily uploaded videos. Currently the majority of our videos our episodes of our LittleBigPlanet 2 playthrough, but we have been ocassionally differing with single part episodes such as one on One Piece: Pirate Warriors and a very recent one of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Once again, if you wish to check them out, feel free to with the following link to our channel, the Grin Brothers. Also, we now have channel art thanks to a friend.
Onto the main topic of today's blog post, one of which I have to thank Fernesh for inspiring me to do. In his recent comment he mentioned:
As for the subjects, you can always talk about your opinion on some things, like for exemple a new shipping that you love
Which in turn led me to think about such a shipping that I've recently been interested in. It's a fairly new ship, having really only emerged two or three months ago, and whilst it's not being conducted by many artists, it's being well recieved. Spearheaded mostly by the artist known as Foudubulbe, and with around 80+ pictures on Derpibooru, I present to you;
Mauxie! The shipping of Maud Pie and Trixie.
I found out about this ship by encountering a comic drawn by Foundubulbe. I had been reading his/her comic series, Memory Lapse, and upon looking up other works of the artists (they make some great comics, ranging from smart to funny to adorable), encountered one of their many Mauxie comic strips. The artist actually has been doing a comic series of Mauxie interactions, including moments with Pinkie Pie involved, and it has changed in style quite a bit over the couple of months. For instance, it started off like this:
Then it went to this:
An as of late has been looking like this:
Throughout it's artistic changes, Foundubulbe's work has remained consistently good, usually being cute and funny, though with the occasional surprise element. In any case, Foundubulbe's work is one I would recommend having a look-see, be it the Mauxie stuff or not, so I'll provide you with two Founduble links. First to DevinatART and then to Derpibooru.
I've yet to see anyone within the fanfiction scene work on anything regarding the ship of Mauxie, but other artists have also created artwork for the ship, including one of my favourite Brony artists, Megarexetera (this artist also happens to do wonderful FlutterDash artwork).
With that said, perhaps I should mention why I came to like this shipping. Now a big part of it does play into being introduced to it via Foundubule's adorable works. The interactions of Maud and a tsundere Trixie are adorable, but the element that makes me warm to this new ship is how it just clicks. It seems like a ship that could work.
For starters, within Foundubule's works, the characters are pretty much presented as they are in the show. Trixie being a tsundere is interpretation, but it does feel like a trait one would expect of a character like Trixie. Furthermore, these characters do have a common point within cannon when they'd have possibly met and interacted; Trixie's time working at the Pie family's rock farm. With a canonical set up for the two meeting, and at that, for extended periods of time, there is something to base a relationship off of. These two would have had interactions and formed a relationship, be it good or bad, and in pondering what their interactions could be like their is the thought of whether they got along romantically. There is a developmental point to spring off, and artists have done just that thanks to Foundobule's initial push.
In the end, it works well for me as a fan of opposite attracts, as well as a fan of having some root point to ship the characters from (hence why I can enjoy and support SoarJack, thanks to them having a canonical moment within the show). So, perhaps I could have gone into deeper detail but at the end of the day, I've simply been enjoying this ship. There's not much else to say about it other than that. Feel free to tell me what you think of the Mauxie ship or any other shippings you've been enjoying recently. For now, I'll be saying cheerio!