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.
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.