Day Post 6: Favorite Ship - Amethyst Ocean
So after some heavy deliberation, I’d have to say my favorite ship is Youngblood’s ghost ship. Kidding!
But really, I had some difficulties coming up with this one. One of the things I appreciate about Danny Phantom is that it actually explores different ship options, which is why there are so many available. Not to mention the amount of head canons out there that manipulate canon into making you think certain pairings legit exist.
I could cheat and say my favorite pair is Jack and Maddie, but I don’t think married couples count as a ship ^_^
I appreciate that Danny had multiple love interests, and he actually got to explore his options with them. Although Paulina was overshadowed by Kitty for Lucky in Love, Danny did go to the school dance with her in Parental Bonding. Not to mention Danny and Valerie’s relationship development, that I actually really appreciated. The went from both hating each other, to mutual respect, to dating, and back to a weird level of mutual friendship. Definitely one of the more dynamic relationships in the series. And of course, the consistent and highly amusing relationship of Danny and Sam, who both harbored secret feelings for the other (even if they didn’t realize it for a while) until Phantom Planet.
Poor Tucker seems to get the shaft in the love department, always trying but never really getting the girl, unless they’re using him. I do appreciate a good fanfic when he ends up back with Valerie (for reals though and not her using him), but I won’t go as far as to say that’s my favorite ship. I do dislike when Tucker and Jazz get shipped though. No offense to anyone, but it’s just not my cup of tea.
And then of course they’re pairings like Pitch Pearl, which I certainly have an appreciation for ^_^, and Pompous Pep (which I personally don’t support, but I’m not against it), which add a whole new dynamic to shipping in Danny Phantom.
All that being said, I have to fall back and say my favorite pairing is Amethyst Ocean, which is Danny x Sam. Their slow development from best friends into something more was fun to watch, especially with all of those embarrassing moments along the way. I don’t like when fanfictions make their relationship of boyfriend-girlfriend perfect (when they get there). Every relationship has flaws, and Danny and Sam are no exception. Even in the show they get in fights, but it happens, and then they get over it.
I do have an appreciation (how many times have I said appreciated or something? >_<) for Danny x Valerie, because especially when she broke up with him, you could see how much she cared for him, and how much Danny cared for her in return. That scene was a bit heartbreaking to watch. Of course, for that to work, Danny would have to come clean about Phantom, and I would have liked to see that reveal happen in the show (other than Phantom Planet). I’ll just have to appease myself with fanfiction.
By the way, props to the Phandom for coming up with the most creative ship names ever. If you’re curious, here’s a list of all the known Danny Phantom ship names. Some are quite hilarious. Though I do not support it, my favorite name has to be Psycho Cereal. ^_^
Day Post 1: Favorite Episode - Identity Crisis
Since it’s asking for an episode, and movies is another post, I’m excluding the hour long episodes from this.
Identity Crisis is my favorite episode because it is just so damn funny. My friend Alexis and I constantly break out in quotes from this episode. For instance: “Curse this infernal messy room! This looks like a job for…THE VACUUM CLEANER!!!” No, that’s not my favorite quote, but it certainly is up there. You’ll find out my favorite quote later.
Not to mention, this episode is more than likely the birth of Pitch Pearl.