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02 January 2011 @ 01:20 pm
30 Day Love-Meme, Day 13  
Day 13 - Your favorite television pairing?

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson), The X-Files

Technically, they were a movie pairing too, but they originated on television and for nine seasons (albeit, in the background for the last two due to David's reduced presence), that's where they were. Oh, Mulder and Scully. They weren't my first big ship, but they were my first internet ship, the first ship I wrote fanfic for, the first ship I created a webpage for, the first ship that I went on long rambling squees and vents about. They were my first truly big, non-soap ship (and the reason behind the origination of the term 'shipper.' True fact.). And while I was looking for a picture to use, it was quite easy to see I'd made the right choice because so many different images (whether from photo shoots, David and Gillian candids, screencaps from various episodes, from the two movies, promo shots for the show and film) all made me smile in memory.


I may have had issues with how certain things played out throughout the years, but I never did not absolutely adore the Mulder and Scully relationship (okay, except for one really annoying episode, but we won't go there, LOL!). They are one of the few fictional pairings that showcased complete and utterly unconditional love. Well before viewers got even any possibly concrete evidence that there was something romantic/sexual between them -- that kind of stuff didn't really happen until season seven(!!) -- there was no doubt in most viewers' minds that the love that Mulder and Scully felt was all-encompassing and beyond physical. They were soulmates in the purest, deepest way possible, and watching their journey from that first meeting in the pilot to the final shot of the two on a rowboat in the middle of the water in "I Want to Believe," was a wonderful one. I &hearts these two so much. Mulder and Scully 4-EVA!

Past Days ...

Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - Best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - The least believable relationship?
Day 11 - Your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
 
 
 
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on January 2nd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Awwww, now I need to go rent several seasons of X-Files.

These two were likely the first pairing that I became addicted to. I can completely relate to everything you said here.

"there was no doubt in most viewers' minds that the love that Mulder and Scully felt was all-encompassing and beyond physical."

This. So very much. That's what good me hooked.

Thanks very much for posting this. It'll do me good to watch some a tv program other than Vampire Diaries ;o)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on January 4th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have both movies, but none of the DVDs. I think I'm going to make it my goal to buy 1 or 2 DVDs a month so I can get them all by the end of next year!
eolivet on January 3rd, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
hey were my first internet ship, the first ship I wrote fanfic for, the first ship I created a webpage for, the first ship that I went on long rambling squees and vents about. They were my first truly big, non-soap ship

PREACH. My sentiments exactly. :) (well...other than the Web page thing, but maybe I visited yours? I was biggest into XF from '95 through about '97-'98 :) And hey, your couple luck worked out here -- they ended up together. :D

and the reason behind the origination of the term 'shipper.' True fact

Yes! Oh, those noromos didn't stand a chance... ;)
Arabian: Damon&Alaric02arabian on January 4th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
The webpage I did was fairly unique, so you'd recognize it. It was called the "The Detailing of a Subtle Romance" and I basically took every Mulder/Scully "shippy" scene and wrote it out like novelization form. I never did do all of the scenes (I had most of s1, a bit of s2, and a scene or two from s3-5 done before I stopped updating).

Nope, they didn't. Especially with a name like "noromos". I mean, really?
eolivet on January 4th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
(Hee! Cute icon! :p )

It was called the "The Detailing of a Subtle Romance"

Aww, I would've eaten that up, back in the day! :) I'm sorry I didn't find it -- I would've loved it. :D

Especially with a name like "noromos". I mean, really?

Hee, well you remember the origin, right? "Noho on the romo" (from "Jorge, don't push the red button. Noho on the rojo" in the S1 finale). Clever...but lame. ;p
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on January 5th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
I actually did less than I thought, BUT if you don't mind skipping through the ads, you can still see it here: Detailing a Subtle Romance
eolivet on January 5th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Aww, that took me back!! Great idea. :) I particularly appreciated getting to "hear" that great Pilot scene over again -- it's been ages since I watched that. :D

Thanks for sharing!!! :)
Arabian: DiannaAgron01arabian on January 11th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Glad I could find it to give you a heads-up on it. :)
alexiscartwheel: dw - billie on setalexiscartwheel on January 3rd, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Mulder and Scully were my first internet ship too... my OTP before I even knew what that meant. :D I loved the creepy mysteries of The X-Files, but Mulder and Scully were unquestionably the heart of the show.
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on January 4th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, they were so very much. Sigh! I love MSR so much. :)