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28 October 2010 @ 06:37 pm
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?
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?

It's still the 28th here!
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?

Grace Manning/Eli Sammler - Once and Again
Aww, the little ship that could! Really, this show was genius. It dealt completely with all the permutations of how divorce affects a person. Besides that, there was this little gem of a ship. Grace is always in control and always afraid of the unknown. Eli is always out of control and always afraid of the unknown. Grace was, at first, the most grating on my nerves. She then became one of my favourites. Eli was, at the last, the most grating on my nerves. He then became my least favourite. Grace hid behind her intense nerd!girl persona with her prickly edge of defence. She was afraid of living and exploring because the risk of getting hurt increased with exposure. She just needed to realise she was loved. Eli hid behind his lackadaisical facade of coolness while inside he was extremely neurotic. He was afraid of disappointing people and failing. He needed to realise someone believed in him. They were never really friends but never really enemies. They both supported each other, kinda. They were built on a huge pile of awkwardness and misunderstanding but it was adorable. They both lived (as much as a teenager could in those days) and became their greatest fears. They believed in each other and then were inevitably let down. And yet, for some inexplicable reason they were always drawn to each other. Oh, and to top it all off they were related. Talk about stacked against the odds. It's like breathing shallow in the deepest part of the ocean. Granted, they were only step-siblings so technically, nothing would be wrong with this and they did know, at least peripherally, about one another's existence before their parents got jiggy wit it so they should have called dibs. On the flip side of that, they probably would have never had a reason to get to know each other without their parents getting it on. However, never in a million billion trillion quadillion gajillion years could they ever have a happy resolve. They share a half-sibling FFS! Can you imagine how awkward Christmas would be? 'This is my girlfri... sister.' The enormity with which they would fail is best told by lowriseflare's future-fic That's How Years Roll Away.

Here's a little taste of their dichotomy:

And kinda their anthem (or any other City and Colour song for that matter):

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 Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: As Much As I Ever Could ~ City and Colour
borg_princess: wordy-hotwrongillegalborg_princess on October 29th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
O. M. G. I need an icon that says something like 'DOING IT WRONG' because...I got like, 2 minutes in and then I realized, oh, hey, that young guy is her step-brother!*

Because the older dude she was chatting with in the first scene? I was feeling it. I was feeling them two. >_< IDK, when he was talking about having no friends and no hope and whatever, it seemed to be like he was describing his own life (not that I know anything about whoever he is- teacher? producer?) and that she was supposed to see something in him, and just the way he was insightful and cuttingly honest and the way she was defiant and rattled by his perception and not willing to break down those walls...yeah. *shuffles feet guiltily* Um...so I went in totally wanting to back your ship and just...got side-tracked. It's your fault for not linking to a clip that had the step-sibs together straight away, damn it!

(btw, totally valid relationship, they're not BLOOD SIBLINGS, it's okay! Though this is from someone who semi-shipped step-siblings in a series and flailed for joy when the author went there and made it canon! *bounces* Oh, the delicious awkwardness when they went from introducing each other as 'my brother/sister' to 'my...um...partner?', haha!)

Edited at 2010-10-29 08:47 am (UTC)
Sunny: GG grocery haikusunny_serenity on October 29th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! How do you know this all wasn't a part of my plan to brainwash you over to the darkside?! *waggly brows* Muahahaha. Cos see, really that scene is about Eli and Grace more than it is about what's going on between the two of them at that moment. Using Shakespeare and Twelfth Night and blah blah, life talk to illustrate the point of something... because Grace is always so much older than her age. LOL.

OMG! WHUT IS THIS SERIES? I am intrigued and want to participate in the lulzy.