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08 October 2010 @ 09:07 am
30 Day Ship Meme  
Day 01 - What's your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - What pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?

You get three today because I'm rarely online during the weekends.

Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?

Arthur/Guinevere - Arthurian Legend
I never liked this pairing in ANY telling of the legends. They're just... contrived? Too fake? Empty? SUPERFICIAL. That's it! They're too superficial for me. I never bought it. They both had greater loves than each other and were only together for some political bullshit and chicanery. I'm always whatevs whenever it comes to this pairing.

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Day 06 - The best kiss

Roslin/Adama - Battlestar Galactica
At this moment, in this time that was all that really mattered. It was a possible goodbye, a promise to return, a declaration and pretty much awesome. The kids were shocked and the surly drunk uncle was all 'ah, the love of a woman'. Of course the second runner up would be this one:

...because that was all about the ♥

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Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?

Roslin/Adama - Battlestar Galactica
Yes they make the list twice but they are EPIC with EPIC ISSUES and EPIC MUSIC and an EPIC ENDING. I also think he died right there lying on her grave. Just. Frak. My. Heart. *tears*

Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren’t these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning
Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!
Current Music: Never On a Sunday ~ Pink Martini
Gwenhwyfar: Roswell- Isabel/Michael Soul Matesgwenhwyfar1984 on October 8th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with the Aurther/Guinevere pairing. I on't see it as a "great love" because hello, she cheats on him! That's why I like it in the Mists of Avalon where it wasn't love, it was that Gwenhwyfar was given to Arthur for political reasons.
Sunny: Merlin Heesunny_serenity on October 9th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes, exactly. I feel like the only one who believes this was more of a political manouver than any kind of big big love. Perhaps Firelord was the only other telling that clearly illustrated the need for unity amongst the tribes to be represented by a political alliance forged through marriage. Have you read that particular book?
Gwenhwyfargwenhwyfar1984 on October 13th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
I've never read that book. It's gotta go on my list!
Sunny: Music TnS booksunny_serenity on October 13th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
It's a gem. I enjoyed the execution of things in its plot. Genius.
borg_princess: sue-will-fistbumpborg_princess on October 9th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
AHAHAA, A/G is the perfect answer! It- just- wtf, where did that even come from? I love that Bradley himself expressed disappointment with it on Merlin and how he wished there'd been more focus on the friendship than the romance just coming out of nowhere. WIN.
Sunny: show killersunny_serenity on October 9th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
*fist bump* There is a preconceived bias I have when it comes to Arthurian legend. This Merlin verse was my only hope of actually liking the A/G thing because of my unabashed adoration of this Gwen, yet the execution of ship just burst into a flaming ball of fail that plummeted straight into an active volcano and destroyed a continent.
borg_princess: snape-do not wantborg_princess on October 9th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
This Merlin verse was my only hope of actually liking the A/G thing

Exactly! I've always hated A/G because, HELLO, SHE CHEATS ON HIM, INFIDELITY IS NOT ONE OF MY KINKS. I can't stand cheating, tbh, I don't care how star-crossed the lovers are or anything, that just instantly disqualifies them in my eyes as a worthy ship.

But in Merlin, she's sweet and adorable and really endearing, and I could never see her hurting anyone on purpose, and she has very little in common with the unlikable Guinevere of the legends...but the way the writers portrayed their relationship? DO. NOT. WANT.

I always get so tired of her going, 'Do it for me', etc. and I'm like...bb, you're awesome, but he's a prince and you're the servant and don't you think you're being a little presumptuous there given he hasn't actually found a way to acknowledge his feelings without one or both of you instantly pretending it didn't happen, doesn't exist or just generally putting the kibosh on it?

Really, this ship is so romantic. 'We'll hide our feelings for each other and content ourselves with longing glances and wistful silences til Uther dies and we can be together at last!' So many things hinge on Uther dying- equality, egalitarian society, freedom from persecution, BEING FREE TO INDULGE IN THEIR EPIC LOVE, MERLIN ACHIEVING HIS 'DESTINY', and yet at every turn, Merlin saves his ass-

Um. I'm sorry! How did that rant get away with me? *headdesk* Sooo off-topic, lol, but my point is made, I'll pipe down now...
Sunny: Merlin Medieval Feminismsunny_serenity on October 9th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
Okay, TBH the only ship I'd want that infidelity could possibly not be wrong, in my brains, is Harry/Hermione, but I digress.

Guinevere is always portrayed as this simpering tool who is helplessly in love with being in love and therefore not worth my time because life is about so much more than that simplistic need. This is WHY I LOVE(D) THIS GUINEVERE! SHE WAS ABOUT MORE THAN THAT!!! ...and then they ruined her. For shame. I was so disappointed... also, Angel and Bradley look a little awkward when they have to do the lovey scenes cos they're like, 'Um, we're mates guys. Do we really have to smooch?!' I think the epic!swelling!musical!overture! has to make up for a lot.

borg_princess: stana-thumbs upborg_princess on October 9th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
PS. I love your way of describing the fail. Much applause! I might have to use that one sometime, lol. *admires*
Sunny: Juno smilesunny_serenity on October 9th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
help, i'm alive ;;: {bsg} laura - nobody said it was easyodakota_rose on October 13th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Aaagh, dude, please to be warning when you put up the epic scene of sadness and angst? Even the screencap *still* makes me get all sniffly and teary eyed.

*returns to denialand*
They are one of the most epic ships ever. ♥ I can't think of too many that had the ability to make me flail and cry and just completely overload all at once, but A/R definitely do.
Sunny: BSG A/R lovesunny_serenity on October 13th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
*clings* I'm sorry! Originally these weren't under a cut and then I had to put them under for linky purposes.

GAH! I too was crying like my guts had been ripped out while answering this question. Is there any other word to describe them? Methinks not.
help, i'm alive ;;: {bsg/peanuts} so say we all!odakota_rose on October 14th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
*cling* Tis okay. I just tend to purposefully forget that that happened. *squish*

They're pretty much the gut ripping, soul shredding type. They're so frakked up sometimes and they love each other and it's all messy and complicated and epic.
Please to be stopping me soon bb, or else I will ramble for hours trying to find the right words for them. xD