Exactly that is it, shipping itself isn't even that problemeatic if it's done within reason and actually some effort put behind it. The worst kind in that area are however those who engage in ridiculous, childish shipping wars, flame and rant against the pairing type they don't like Het/Yuri/Yaoi alike and kill off and/or bash a character because he/she is supposedly "in the way" of their, how was it called , true ship?
Exactly, and as far as I know the games were left on purpose like that. The same goes also for connections between people outside the romantic spectrum, that's why I put also much emphasis on developing the bonds between the characters gradually (which also contributes to the length of the whole piece). Like i.e. when Kairi starts her Training with Minnie they won't be instantly best buds, nor with Donald's nephews or Scrooge, which I plan for Kairi to develop some attachments with in different degrees. Or even the relationship between Roxas and Ventus, it would be highly unlogical for them to be totally close right from the start, that's why I write some scenes a bit awkward between them.
It's one of my favorites as well, not only because I like both characters so much, but also because writing their parts gives always a sort of special challenge.
They will have some more interaction before that chapter though, which will also get a bit more in why they are subconsciously drawn to each other and add beside some mysteries also some fluffy cuteness as well another time.
Last time we saw them was in chapter 11, their next appearance is in chapter 32 then as I really wanted to give Ven some time to sleep so he can recuperate a little, he will need it. <___<.
Yep, it's weird how fast one chapter is finished when you just focus on the story itself and write on with all enthusiasm. I pay close attention that my chapters are all about four pages long in Word in font size 12, so one chapter of HiU is normally between 1.600 and 2.200 words long.
I think it may possibly have to do that I only write on one story at a time, focusing solely on it when writing at all, and of course the challenge to include so many characters and try to give them all some fair share of the spotlight is also keeping motivation high.
When I can't really write on it, it's most times due to RL-stuff interfering, like i.e. work.
Ah yes, BBS, it's true that much could be correctly theorized, which is also partly due to Square being too detailed with their trailers. The last two BBS Trailers were extremely full with spoilers.
I'm glad though I'm not the only one who has something like this though. ;D
My next answer is going to be a bit delayed, lol, it's around 3.00am here in Germany, I think my bed calls. ^___^