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OTP meme

Meme from crystalkirk.

Off the top of your head, right now, what ten ships would you likely drop what you're doing to read fic for? Or, alternately, what are the ships that you'll give a fic a chance for, or that you've been dying to write, or that you've been dying to read... These can be new loves, old flames, or something in between. Explain if you like, but you don't have to. Then tell us 3 things these ships say about you.


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Jack/Sawyer (Lost) THE OTP.

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Sawyer/Kate (Lost) My original Lost OTP. That kiss in "Confidence Man" still makes me jump and holler.

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Jack/Kate/Sawyer (Lost) This triangle is really the only reason I ever watch Lost anymore.

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Foxy/Josh (Lost RPS) Bring the heat. ;-)

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Tony/Jack (24) Velvet and Soul Patch 4 eva! I've yet to really read any fic though, so this remains an "in theory" ship.

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Tony/Michelle (24) *sniffles* If there's good fic out there, rec me!

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Jack/Will (Pirates of the Caribbean) I've only read a few fics with this pairing but they were oh so hot.

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Sydney/Will (Alias) No, I haven't watched last night's Alias yet. But VIENNA!

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Logan/Scott (X-Men) Funny how other mutants are always using their powers to make these two get it on.

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Jean/Logan (X-Men) Oh, she wants him.


If you have recs for 24 (Jack/Theo?), X-Men, Alias (Jack/Irina?), please let me know! ;-)

What do these ships say about me? Not a clue, mate. Except I like guys with sexy voices & pretty eyes? And triangles? And chicks with dark hair.

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thelana
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, so much pretty in just one post! Yay for all the nice X-Men things. And here I was the only one who actually found the whole Logan/Scott and Jean/Logan thing more interesting than the ever popular Logan/Rogue thing.
halfdutch
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, completely! ;-) I've found one writer I liked who wrote Logan/Scott, but the one who seemed the most prolific, I didn't care for at all. And those weren't on LJ. For some reason, I only ever see Logan/Rogue on LJ when I go looking for X-Men fic. Or Magneto/Xavier. I hope with the new film that we'll get some good fic again!
thelana
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Darn and here was I, hoping you could give me some recs. Guess I have to troll some other people on my friendslist who mentioned a while ago that they like them, too. Now you have (re-)awakened the need :D

Ideally I imagine Logan/Scott quite a bit like Jack/Sawyer in the dynamic I would like them to have. Though they are actually quite different in personalities I guess (Logan much more repressed than Jack, Logan slightly different tinge of angst than Sawyer).

I don't mind Logan/Rogue and I can definitively see it, but it just doesn't make me that hungry to read fic about them. They have some great archives and art places though. I guess I like the storyline potential that comes with the whole Logan/Scott/Jean thing.

Ah, now you have reminded me of how badly I want X3 to come out. Stop it.

It's odd, but I think I would have a really hard time compiling 10 couples. There are a lot of couples I loved but never had the desire to read fic about. There are couples where I read the fic, especially out of boredom/while looking for porn, but it doesn't necessarily mean I like the couple or the show all *that* much. And while I'm in the process of loving something? I have the hardest time deciding on anything. It's way too much "Anything Prison Break!" or "Anything Smallville!" (yeah, yeah, I'm over that...) and I could never just pick one couple. I think I was like that with Lost in the beginning as well, but slowly the excitement fades and only a few preferred core couples remain.
halfdutch
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Here's the one Logan/Scott writer I liked: http://www.castleskeep.net/Xmen.html (She moved her archive so I had to track it down.) And I'm all about angsty triangles, so Logan/Scott/Jean is right up my alley.

And ooh, I'm hoping X3 will be good. But I mean ... Brett Ratner? :-/

I know what you mean about having a hard time coming up with couples. Some of mine are definitely "in theory" only because I haven't really read fic about them. And favorite shows don't always translate to favorite fics. And Lost has really dwindled on romantic possibilities: no more Boone or Shannon! And the Sawyer/Sayid has also all but disappeared. Not that that would deter anyone from writing those pairings, there just isn't any new inspiration. And even my OTPs get precious little new fuel. I envy people whose OTPs have scenes together every week! Imagine that!
thelana
Apr. 20th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
And ooh, I'm hoping X3 will be good. But I mean ... Brett Ratner? :-/

*puts fingers in ears*
*chants: It will be good, it will be good*

On the plus side, the promos so far have looked quite promising, especially regarding the Phoenix story. Not so sure about the whole almost all out war scenario.

I envy people whose OTPs have scenes together every week! Imagine that!

I used to be Mulder/Krycek (in addition to Mulder/Scully) back in the X-Files days. They used to have two episodes together a season :D And somebody it was still enough to fuel tons and tons of fic. It's the quality, not the quantity.



The writers made sure to give them a slashy moment every time and the long breaks left so much space for the fanfic writers to interpret freely. They are one of the biggest couples of the fandom and they had like... 10 episodes together? Out of over 200.

Sometimes I'm somewhat weary of couples that get scenes every episodes, mostly because I'm very picky about canon. It's very easy for canon to ruin a couple of me, if I don't like the interpretation on screen. Especially actually realized couples, there is often the danger that they will strike an anti chord with me, so I can no longer like or buy them. Again, very picky about my canon.

So sometimes it's almost better for a couple to be not realized or to not have too many scenes, because at least then the writers can't mess them up. (then again, totally depends on the writers and the sort of relationship)

no more Boone or Shannon! And the Sawyer/Sayid has also all but disappeared.

Those were the days! But it's a good example of my problem. Back then the show was so fresh and so sparkly. When that is the case I just can't decide on a pairing. And I'd feel silly listing all of the sparkly goodness because I know that a year from now my excitement for most of these pairings will have simmered down.
thelana
Apr. 20th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
BTW, I realize that there is a core difference between ongoing story arcs like on Lost or Prison Break (where all relationships develop and have to develop) and procedurals like CSI or X-Files (where all relationship are basically supposed to stay the same). On ongoing arc shows it is naturally preferable for characters to have lots of scenes togehter. Because the characters develop and as a shipper of course it would be preferrable if the chosen two characters would do that together.
quiet_rebel
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
Is that Syd/Will pic from this season? So pretty! They were my first Alias ship and Will was my first Alias love!

I love that picture of Sawyer in the first pic too.
halfdutch
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
It is! ;) It's a promo pic from last night's ep. I was going to track down one from the Vienna undercover ep (or that S1 kiss) but that would have taken a lot longer, LOL. And yeah, I always loved Will. Nothing against Vaughn, but Will's just prettier.

And mmm, yeah, shirtless!Sawyer is always a good thing!
inthekeyofd
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
That first pic, that scene and that cap still kill me...*sigh*
halfdutch
Apr. 20th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
I know. Best. Episode. Ever! ;-)
ellel
Apr. 20th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh,damn the first picture...*howls*...me,stealing the meme:)
halfdutch
Apr. 21st, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
God, don't I know? ;-) I could watch that scene over and over.
foxxcub
Apr. 20th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
LOL, I completely forgot it was you who tried to get me to read PotC fic. ;D
halfdutch
Apr. 21st, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Tried and failed, heh. (I've only read two myself.)
rawkin_ur_sox
Apr. 21st, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Wow. Um, *ahem* i totally dig the pics.
I was like 'omgoshhh i remember the potc fics & logan/scott fics back in the olden days too.'
Yeahhh. Used to read them. They were good :)

But sawyer/jack=otp for lyfe. chyeah.

*takes meme* ;)
assassinofjoy
Apr. 23rd, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
DOOD -- teh eye-candy, it staggers me *grins* PotC -- MAN! Was I the whore for Turner/Sparrow back in the day LOL and Logan/Scott ... so many pairings, so little sanity to accomodate them all *sheepish grin* And that S/K kiss ... one of the few moments I called myself a Skate shipper. Bad Alex, no donut *hangs head*
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