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Shipping Meme, part 3

So, my computer has crashed and died again.  Being more stubborn than usual about reviving. That's fun.  And might put a slight damper on my plans to see HIMYM, Glee, Grey's, Private Practice, and Office this week.  Stupid shows too awesome (or trashy) to watch without pause/rewind/ff buttons!  Must content self with more Ship Meme, even though at this point I am only invested in, like, half the questions.  The first one is one of them.

Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Remus/Tonks.  I don't even think I have favorite book pairings outside of Harry Potter.  That would require me to remember plots.

(that's not true!  I'm also real fond of Dan/Anne-Marie in Sara Gruen's pair of novels, namely Flying Changes.  Anne-Marie is mother to a stubborn teenager and owns/manages a boarding stable.  Dan is a vet who runs a horse rescue in his spare time.  His wife died of cancer. He built a house from scratch.  He was in love with Anne-Marie when they were young until she dumped him, but post-divorce they meet up again and he not only embraces her 15-year-old daughter, but they wind up adopting her ex-husband's newborn baby after said ex and his second wife die in a car crash.  It's like all my favorite elements of love & life plus my fondness for TRAGEDY!, combined into one super-epic story)

...also I am fond of most central pairings (plus Marianne/Willoughby) in Jane Austen's novels, right, I knew that.  Classic novels!  Like The Scarlet Letter.  HESTER PRYNNE/ARTHUR DIMMESDALE.  Do you know how often I read the chapter with the walk in the forest, hoping that maybe this time they will escape and find a new community where they can be a proper little family at last?  DO YOU?  Now you do.

Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Anybody in Hollywood who has been married for more than 7 years.  Bonus points with a multiplication factor for every child they have together.  Will & Jada Pinkett Smith are the only ones coming to mind right now... oh!  That's right, David Arquette & Courtney Cox Arquette.  They are definitely my favorite Hollywood couple ever.

In other news, in mourning forever that Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal broke up.  People I love should be together to suit my whims!  It's like the only time in my life I've ever advocated a divorce,  because he was just a massive upgrade from Ryan Phillipe, and then there was adorable stepfather potential built right in.

Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Glee: Puck/Rachel.  Not even a question, Puck/Rachel.  It grosses out my very soul.

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
CSI: NY, Flack/Angell.  I was Pretty Factor shipping that for a while just for kicks, and then IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, WHAT?  You were then able to observe my soul briefly partying it up in heaven before I was resuscitated back to life.

Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Official holders of Puppy Love Ship: Still Ned/Chuck.  I want Pushing Daisies back.  I want that wonderful wide-eyed whimsy back so much.

Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning?
Augh, I don't know!  There are all these ships I was not around for the beginning of, and there are an equally surprising number I was against when they first began.  Let's go with Moonlighting and Mick/Beth.  That was instrumental in my watching it. 

Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
This implies that there was a point at which I could stand the sexual tension.  I cannot.  When I like a UST pair, I get impatient within five episodes and demand to know why they have not started dating on the road straight to marriage yet.

On the other hand, I wish they would give up on Tony/Ziva, as I have grown tired of it.  And, well, I suppose Booth/Brennan would qualify here too.  They USTed themselves right out of my life.


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Sep. 21st, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
So you're basically skipping around and picking and choosing which questions you answer?
Sep. 21st, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
Oh, they're all getting answered in order, some of them are just...shorter, because this is a fine hybrid of meme and survey on my journal. A bunch of my friends did it all in one quick shot, so even 4 installments is 4x longer than I planned it to be.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)

Flack/Angell ......... God I miss them! Luckily I've been seeing a bit of Emmanuelle on 'Covert Affairs' this summer. Unfortunately she's playing a sort of shady character that no one really likes.

On the other hand, I wish they would give up on Tony/Ziva, as I have grown tired of it. And, well, I suppose Booth/Brennan would qualify here too. They USTed themselves right out of my life.

OMG THIS. THIS. THIS. THIS. Totally agree. I prefer ships before they become canon and personally I love the UST (the longing for something to happen is what makes the ship so interesting for me?) but there comes a point where it just gets ridiculous if something doesn't happen. With Tony/Ziva, they just tend to ignore the issue for 20 episodes a season but with Booth/Brennan .... god, there's only so many different roadblocks that can happen before it gets ridiculous.

This sort of why I love Chuck/Sarah so much. I know you don't watch it but you had the Chuck/Sarah UST from the get go, there was UST all the way through the first 2 seasons and, yes, they had the various other love interests and roadblocks but by Season 3, something happened. It was the right time and it was doubly important that they progressed, I guess, as that ship is a much bigger part of the show than, say, Tony/Ziva. Booth/Brennan is another ship that is such a huge part of the show (though Bones is still more procedural, less serial than Chuck) that if they don't progress, the show will just start losing fans left, right and centre.
Sep. 25th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I have been known to make time for Two and a Half Men reruns when Emmanuelle is on. I even watched an episode of Human Target. She's that good. And...wait, Covert Affairs, is that the one with Piper Perabo? Because that's a crazy amount of pretty for one show, even if one is a tragically shady character.

From what I know + you described, Chuck does sound like it handled that in a rare manner of perfection. Kudos.
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