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11 October 2010 @ 12:03 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?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?

Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
I was gonna make this Arthur/Morgana especially in light of the newest Merlin ep but then that'd just devolve into a rant so I went with the good ole Go To angst ship...

Olivia Benson/Elliot Stabler - Law & Order: SVU
I know I know, abusive boyfriend franchise rears it's ugly head but, BUT there's SO MUCH each of them have separate and unto themselves plus, it satisfies my partner!kink. (Chris and Mariska also contribute a hell of a lot to this cos I swear they make shit up between takes cos they ship E/O too! And I swear I'm not even paying attention cos this show has gone ridic in a serious way since Season 8 but they just kinda stick with you, ya know?) El has man!pain, family problems, control, anger, self-worth, being directionless and heavy and co-dependent and STUCK. And just because he has wide shoulders does not mean he has to carry the weight of the world upon them but he DOES and his hands are always tied and bound due to his own making. He had an opportunity to have it removed and DIDN'T TAKE IT. HE WENT BACK so now he suffers for everyone. He aches. And how! Liv has her own issues in spades with the trust and co-dependency, family problems, control, anger and being hollow and empty except when she finds JUSTICE and then back to being hollow and empty because she always lives for others... that co-dependency thing. SO MANY ISSUES. You put them together and they are the eye of a frakking maelstrom. Their inability to function without the other can be both redeeming and devastating. They're so tangled up in that NOT GOOD OR HEALTHY way but there is no escape. They'd also give up a kidney for each other. One of the reasons Elliot's life hasn't turned into an even bigger shit storm than it already is has to do with Olivia keeping him together with spit and twine yet, her being that reason also causes the strife (omg!what!). On the other hand, Olivia's making sure Elliot has balance sucks the life out of her but she doesn't even notice til it's almost too late. Being married to the job doesn't help her case either but Elliot is always there, always has her back even when he doesn't and fights it, fights her but she'll take it because he's the only man she'll let love her. She makes me wanna sing: 'I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold your love'. Oh, LIV! She aches. And how! There's also a very equal push/pull dynamic of power they have and hold over one another. It's ever so present but ever so tenuous. Dare anyone to try and pick that apart and they will fail because Olivia and Elliot are that perfect storm of destruction where all is calm and held together in the center where they grab on to each other. They'd die if ever that was taken away because they are just that fucked up.


Season 1 goodness set to Elbow (ELBOW GUYS!!!):

Season 3 JUSTIN KIRK! shaky ground:

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!
help, i'm alive ;;odakota_rose on October 24th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
that's how I feel when I watch anything past s7. *head tilt*

I hear ya. It's like they all got on crack and forgot to tell us. *headdesk*

Cos going into a show where the PTBs are all YOU HAVE TO SHIP THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSS, is just a really big turn off.

Agreed! I love OTPs as much as the next fangirl, but there's gotta be building anticipation and time elapsed and all sorts of stuff like that. Not just "ZOMG, INSTA SHIP! *boing*"

Okay, so apparently I'm severely lacking in my television education, I haven't watch HIMYM yet either lol.
Sunny: SMV Chloe make with the 'splainysunny_serenity on October 24th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Anvils hurt my head and crush my heart. I am but a fragile fangirl in need of careful handling. I haven't been able to get past s4 in SG1 for my rewatch because the anvils are so painful, oi. I like it when they give us time to get used to stuff and there's enough room and space to read between the lines etc. Much like cooking a savoury recipe, it takes time. I don't think they got the memo.

help, i'm alive ;;odakota_rose on October 29th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Mhmm, this is the part where I start singing "Handle With Care" as part of my fangirl motto.
As much as I like S/J, they did go a little heavy on the anvils now and then. It'd be one thing if they were gonna resolved it right away, but since they didn't and it just dragged on and on... *sigh*

Sunny: SG Geek Lovesunny_serenity on October 29th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know what's worse, anvils or taking forever to get resolve. Both extremes are so very very grating. Can't they find a balance? I'm gonna have to wait for the right time to handle the re-watch fully cos I'm all DANIEL/SAM IS SO BEAUTIFULLY GEEKY AND CUTE!!! right now. Stupid brains.
help, i'm alive ;;odakota_rose on October 29th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yes! That's half my pet peeve with so many shows, they drag things out forever and a day and then it's not fun anymore. They're all so worried about getting into a relationship and
"jumping the shark" as they say, but I think you can do that just as easily by dragging something out that would naturally already be resolved. *headdesk*