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OTPs

Thinking about my pairings lately as well as pairings I can't stand. :p Obviously it's all to each their own and I want to start off by saying I respect that. With that in mind, offer me the same courtesy as I make my list and ramble.

EDIT: OMG how did I forget??


My OTP of all OTPs: Bruce Lewis/Johnny Smith (The Dead Zone) - There's something so perfect about this match, I cannot fully explain it. No matter what, I 'ship these two and you can bet that any fic I write for the fandom will come down to their connection, whether it be overtly slashy or the deep friendship that (used to be?) canon.

Other OTPs:
Malcolm Reynolds/Simon Tam (Firefly) - I don't budge on this one ;) I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I love these two.

Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1) - One of the larger slash followings out there, IMO. There's a lot to build on throughout the entire series, but especially early on where there's this excellent friendship base. Sometimes I feel like they work too well (lol) so I have entertained other pairings in the fandom, though I don't stray for long.

Blair Sandburg/Jim Ellison (The Sentinel) - Again, huge slash following and a wealth of stories to read. I love these guys and if I hadn't been a slasher before this, I certainly would after watching the show.

Dana Scully/Fox Mulder (The X-Files) - I'm not overly active here, but I really can't imagine one without the other. One of the few canon pairings that I really adore.

Illya Kuryakin/Napoleon Solo (Man from U.N.C.L.E.) - Who else? Awesome dynamic.

Bud Roberts/Harriet Sims (JAG) - I'm not reading anything focused specifically on them, but these two are quickly ranking in my favorite canon pairings. They're sweet, strong, well-matched...

Wash/Zoe (Firefly) - Speaking of canon pairings...

Harmon Rabb/Sarah MacKenzie (JAG) - I can't remember the last time I shouted aloud at my TV for the characters to kiss and get to it already! But indeed, I have been doing this for this canon-ish couple. (OMG so frustrating.)

Kimball Cho/Patrick Jane (The Mentalist) - Newer addition, I really am in love with this pairing. The only pairing I supported in the fandom prior this was Rigsby/Van Pelt (and I still adore them) because as nice as the dynamic is between Jane and Lisbon, I see them more as siblings. Anyway, now that I "discovered" Cho/Jane, I'm not budging. ;)

Pairings I cannot stand:
Gil Grissom/Sara Sidle (CSI) - And this tops my list. Sara really rubs me the wrong way. When I first started catching the show (episodes of season five) I liked her. Then I started watching the show and order and she just irritated me at every turn, pissing me off. I like her best when she's interacting with Greg, actually, though I don't 'ship them. Gil and Sara just do not work for me. I've never liked her attitude towards him or her obsession. I can't see it as a particularly healthy relationship for either of them. :\

Jack O'Neill/Samantha Carter (SG-1) - I've never liked the pairing. They just don't match up well in my mind.

Clayton Webb/Sarah MacKenzie (JAG) - OMFG I want to shoot the person who decided to head on with this pairing on the show. Hell, they had to frigging change Webb (who I've long adored) just to set up a scenario for it to be in the least bit plausible. These two have never had sparkage, IMO (because I could possibly see Harm/Webb). They are also terribly unmatched with Webb being incredibly unhealthy for Mac. (Seeing as they get together post-Paraguay and Webb's taken to drinking and Mac is a former alcoholic.) Yeesh.

EDIT Johnny Smith/Walt Bannerman - Holy crap how did I forget to list this? Forget my dislike of Gil/Sara, this pairing I am incredibly adverse to. Hey, I'm a Dead Zone fan and there have been times where I've wanted to read anything I can get my hands on, but I cannot do this pairing. Sooo many issues I have with this. Largely? I grew to like Sara(h?) and it pisses me off to think that she'd lose her husband after x years of marriage which is already after losing her fiancée. This pairing also just makes no sense to me. Walt and Johnny finally are overcoming their animosity and (jealousy-powered) tension in S3. They grow to respect each other and even become friends in many ways, but there's nothing there that tells me there's a base for relationship. //end rant

Reserving Judgement:
Olivia Dunham/Peter Bishop (Fringe) - I need more than a season and a half to get them anywhere near kissing stage. If I'm going to go for these two, I need a longer development. I'm just not a big fan (yet?) and am not totally convinced. Admittedly I'm probably also slightly adverse because this pairing is pretty much all I've seen when doing cursory looks of the fandom. (I also happen to be an Astrid fan and am interested in possibilities of Astrid/Peter. Also, it's entirely possible I'd love Astrid/Olivia if I explored a little more.)


And that's all folks!

Comments

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sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
I don't see Jack/Sam, but I'm only season three, so six and a half more seasons to see what everyone loves. I'm definitely seeing Jack/Daniel.

And Peter/Olivia, I don't see it at all. They were really brother & sister to me, till they decided to make it so obvious, and then it was just annoying. I was always more Astrid/Peter, still am.
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Good point about Peter/Olivia being pushed - I think that summarizes well how I feel about it. Thinking that way... maybe that's when Jack/Sam irritates me, too. There's this obvious switch where suddenly TPTB are shoving this "potential" in our faces. *makes a face* What really pisses me off, though, is the S7 episode "Grace." Drr...

Anywho ;p moving on.
sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I hate it when they push them. If it happens naturally, and there's that moment where it happens, and it's perfect. But seasons of moments where they shove it in your face really take the shine of it for me. Always does. I'm a big fan of the friendship build, and it's never forced. It just happens. I think most of my ships are based on something platonic. But then I always love a friendship more than a romantic ship.
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a gen person when it comes to canon (usually, as I'm finding myself in a new realm of shipper'ness with JAG) and I'd much prefer to see strong, developing friendships. UST is great. I want something to build off of in fic, but I don't want my show's cast to be hurt because a romance comes up. :p

\o/ 'ship talk! *pulling out all her shippy-esque icons*
sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I like ship talk. I don't do enough of it. Mostly because I never seem to have normal ones, or the *popular* ones.

I remember shipping them so much when I watched that. LOVED THEM.

I think I do prefer that too, because there is so much to build on in fandom then. It's a bit less heartbreaking too!
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Shippery talk, wheeee!

I usually talk about specific ones with folks. I'm sooo happy I have a handful of Cho/Jane supporters. I very rarely ever find Bruce/Johnny fans *sniffles* though there's been a few awesome folks in the past.

Random (or maybe not so much?): currently going through tvtropes.org. LOL You can get lost in there forever...
sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
That's good! I miss having that. But there's nothing I'm mad on that's airing right now. And 95% of the Stargate Atlantis watchers I know ship something else fiercely, mostly I just flail to myself.

I could see myself shipping Cho/Jane. My problem is once I start shipping something, I don't see other ships as much. I liked the Jane/Lisbon relationship right away, and it stuck. :D

I haven't looked there before, I don't go to some sites, I waste too much time anyway!
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Flailing to yourself always works. ;) And at least it provides amusement for others!

Hee, I know what you mean about getting into one pairing and then not budging. I'm often similar, although I have at times spread out or moved on. For Criminal Minds I thought I'd go for Morgan/Reid since it was easy to find. (First I was more interested in Reid/Garcia but couldn't find anything.) Then I happened across excellent Hotch/Reid fic and the rest is history. ;)

Cho/Jane happened to be a pair I'd seen noted in prompts or stories before I started really looking into the fandom side of Mentalist. Then when Cedara pointed me to fic and it included X's work...? SOLD! I love X's art, she's one of the few fellow Bruce/Johnny fans, and wow, her writing is excellent. I AM SO EXCITED BECAUSE I GET TO BETA FOR HER! *squees*

Ahem.... ;) And yes, so easy to get sidetracked on sites....
sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
I think I've stopped shipping Criminal Minds. I did love Morgan/Garcia, and I still do love their friendship, just not into shipping CM anymore.

It's funny, I don't budge, but parts of the ship can go elsewhere! My favourite ship right now, John/Elizabeth, she I can (and do) ship with everyone, but John, I just can't read him with anyone else. That happens a lot.

enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
lol True on all fronts... I often will only read a certain pair yet kind of ship alternatives.

I actually have a real fondness for Daniel/Martouf (IDKW) in SG-1, but it's not like there's really fic out there for them. (Sad!)
sellthelie
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay! I had to google him! I'm so bad at SG1 names. :D It's weird, I'm shipping a character I haven't really met, with someone I love. Cam & Elizabeth, but what I saw, I liked. I'm a hopeless shipper really.

Yeah I read Daniel/Elizabeth somewhere, and it had John/someone in the background, and I was having a "no! he's hers!" moment, but I was happily reading Daniel/Elizabeth. :D
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Martouf! <3 There are soooo many characters - including ones that get forgotten *cries* - so it can get hard to keep track of. I also don't recall anymore what eps are where in continuity. :p

and I was having a "no! he's hers!" moment
LOL! So true.
ohliberty
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I have this very strange disconnect between fandom and watching TV. While watching Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack makes me die of joy and squee and all of that business. But in fandom? Jack and Daniel, all the way. I don't think anybody is more perfect for Jack than Daniel is. <3

My largest OTP is John and Rodney. <3<3 They belong together forever and ever and ever. YET, I love John and Cam Mitchell. A lot. I can pretty much ship John and Rodney with anyone male. Yet, McShep = OTP FOREVER.

I also am akjsdhaskjda about Mulder and Scully.
Newest pairing is Rizzoli and Isles.

ohliberty
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I forgot! Pairings I dislike:

John/Elizabeth. I do not know why. I think it's because John/Elizabeth is the het version of John/Rodney, and nobody messes with my John/Rodney.

Sam/Daniel. I really dislike this pairing because most fic I have ever read makes them the best friends/brother-sister relationship and then they discover their love. I don't hate it and it doesn't make my skin crawl, but I just find a lack of awesome fic for it. Though, I think I have read some stories that are alright.

Daniel/Vala - ahhhhhhhh. Very much dislike. Again - I think it's because Daniel belongs to Jack in my brain, and nobody should ever mess with that. Ever!
enmuse
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Jack/Daniel FTW! ;)

Yeah, sometimes there is a disconnect between fandom and watching canon - good point! :)

R&I is sort of instant love, right? I've only seen the first two episodes and already it was like "shipping it!" *g*
ohliberty
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
I KNOWWWW, It's impossible to not ship them immediately! They're like. I don't know! They're just so darn cute!
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vixys
Oct. 1st, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Jack/Nathan, bb? :D ♥

I've discovered that I can't ship SG-1. I mean, I've tried, but I think I'm just so enamoured of the team dynamic that shipping almost seems shallow in comparison. SGA and SGU, I'm all over the shipping (picking really unpopular pairings in both cases - *facepalm*), but when it comes to SG1, my mind draws a blank. I have a delusional soft spot for Cam Mitchell/Carolyn Lam, though.

ZOE/WASH. They are so sad and so awesome. (Zoe, my autumn flower. Somewhat less attractive now that she's all corpsified and gross... :D) ♥
enmuse
Oct. 2nd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Jack/Nathan, but of course! :D They are in my OTPs, but I seem to feel less strongly about them than some. :p But you're right, they shouldda been mentioned. ;)

SG1 really is best with kickass team work.
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