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07 August 2008 @ 08:57 pm
Fandom Shipping Meme  
Woohoo!! I was actually tagged (by isiscaughey), go me! :)

1. List your top seven character ships
2. Put all of them in order of your love for them; 7 to 1, 1 being your main fixation.
3. Name the movie/show that they're in.
4. Supply photos for said people.
5. Tag seven people.

I rarely ship more than one couple at a time, and even if I do, one always has dominance over the others. So, some lower numbers were once way higher than they are now and were much more extreme than higher numbers, but that was then, this is now. So ...

7. Luke/Grace (Joan of Arcadia)

A few years ago, I loved JOA the show, and was totally obsessed with Luke/Grace, a secondary couple. I did not go to sleep without watching at least 10-20 minutes of their scenes. Fabulous chemistry, amazing actors, completely unlike any couple I've ever shipped.

6. Buffy/Xander (Sarah Michelle Gellar/Nicholas Brendon) - Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

This is one I HUGELY shipped during the first five seasons of Buffy. I know, I know, Buffy and ... Xander?! I think they had the best chemistry of any actors on the show, and the few scenes we had that explored that chemistry were electric. They are so my 'what might have been ..." couple.

5. Paris/Torres (Robert Duncan McNeil/Roxann Dawson) - Star Trek: Voyager

Oh, I adored these two. A few years ago I got all seven seasons of the series and had fun rewatching all of my wonderful Paris/Torres memories. It's actually kinda funny, out of all of my couples (and I've had SO MANY!) they are the only couple of mine that ever got married and had a kid. And she's half-Klingon.

4. Mulder/Scully (David Duchovny/Gillian Anderson) - The X-Files

I loved the show, probably more than I actually did the couple (which is a rarity for me), but I DID adore these two -- and I LOVED the recent movie! Such chemistry, such a love story. These two, oh man, they were my first online fandom and I was hooked like crazy.

3. Logan/Veronica (Jason Dohring/Kristen Bell) - Veronica Mars

I never loved the show as much as most VM fans did; I adored a few episodes, but overall had issues to some degree with about every other episode. I HATED so much of what Rob Thomas (and Kristen Bell with what power she had) did to destroy Logan/Veronica in seasons two and three, but when you have chemistry like these two actors, you just can't NOT prevail. (And I still adore Jason Dohring and will follow his career anywhere!)

2. EJ/Sami (James Scott/Alison Sweeney) - Days of Our Lives

There are actually soap couples that I've adored more than these two, but they are my only current soap couple and are a huge case of what might have been had stupid exec producers and stupid headwriters (not Hogan) not screwed them up, but still their chemistry is just amazing and I'm still hanging on.

1. Doctor/Rose (Christopher Eccleston & David Tennant/Billie Piper) - Doctor Who

These two are my current couple obsession, and I am SOOOOOOOOO obsessed. Nine or Ten (although, yeah, I do have a *slight* preference for Nine), I love them both with Rose. The Doctor loves Rose and Rose loves the Doctor. It's as simple as that, and I love them. Great chemistry, great writing (for the most part), great love story, great everything. Loves.

Oh, there's others I'd love to have mentioned but I was trying to narrow it to seven. Ack! Barney/Robin (HIMYM), Cooper/Audrey (Twin Peaks) Maggie/Eli (Eli Stone), Wolverine/Rogue (X-Men, the movies), Mal/River (Firefly), Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl) and those are just a few off the top of my head. They just missed the list.

Tagging ...

But you can call me Bowie: dr who 9/rose handsisiscaughey on August 8th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh man, Wolverine/Rogue- I definitely shipped them after the first two movies, but I'd almost totally forgotten about them (I could not stand X3).
Arabian: Dr Whoarabian on August 8th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Ooh, I can ask you!!! I never even watched the third movie. Is there ANYTHING Wolverine/Rogue related in that worth watching? I was obsessed, so obsessed with W/R; I even wrote fanfic for them. (Well, of my above couples, them, Logan/Veronica, Mulder/Scully, Buffy/Xander and a few short ones for Paris/Torres. I just don't do fanfic any more. I don't know why.)
But you can call me Bowie: dr who 9 do not wantisiscaughey on August 8th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
I only saw it the once when it first came out, and I don't remember anything Wolverine/Rogue-ish... my strongest memory is the disgust I had at how weak they made Rogue in the third movie. But there could have been something I've forgotten.
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on August 8th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Ah, good to know. So I won't bother watching.
The Cee Monster: I Want to Believesagacious_c on August 8th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, Mulder and Scully, you rascally emotionally repressed FBI agents! *hugs them* I love them, too, and didn't even realize when X-Files was airing that there might be such a thing as an online fandom, so maybe you can explain this to me -- did the term "shipper" start with them? I feel like I've heard that factoid tossed around at times...
Arabian: David Duchovnyarabian on August 8th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Yup. It began when people got tired of talking about those who wanted Mulder and Scully in a relationship by typing out "I want M/S in a relationship" or "those who want M/S in a relationship" so it was shortened to one quick word: "Relationshipper." And then that was shortened to "shipper" eventually because we're all lazy folk, we interneters. Finally, it became common practice to refer to "shipping" M/S and from there, "shipping" became about any couple. So, yuppers, we can blame the XF fandom for the terms "ship" and "shippers." Go, XF fandom!!!

Incidentally, those who didn't want them in a relationship were called "noromos" short for no romance. Hmm, gee, I wonder why "shipper" caught on, and, erm, "noromos" didn't.

Edited at 2008-08-08 03:12 am (UTC)
The Cee Monster: I Want to Believesagacious_c on August 8th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Yay, X-Files!!! I think I have heard of that "Noromos" nonsense before (both in concept and in the word itself -- ridiculous).

So basically Mulder and Scully are like the Adam and Eve of shipping. ;)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on August 8th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Basically? Yeah.
lavender gooms: farscape: fearsomethe_spin on August 8th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
Heh, three of yours are totally in my top seven.
Arabian: Sherilyn Fennarabian on August 8th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Doctor/Rose, Torres/Paris and Logan/Veronica. Uh huh!

I should so have John/Aeryn, but I actually think I loved the show TOO much. I simply could not separate their amazingness from the show and just focus on them long enough to become obsessed (despite their DAMN fine chemistry) -- Ah, that reminded me of another couple (Cooper/Audrey, Twin Peaks!) because I was so in awe over how damn good the show was.
lavender goomsthe_spin on August 8th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
That's understandable; I think part of that may be that so much of the show revolved around their relationship. I mean, you never actually needed to ship John/Aeryn because it was always clear that the show was a love story and that they were going to eventually end up together.

Ugh, Farscape, why so good? Doctor Who and the two Doctors got me all excited about that show all over again. The two Crichtons arc is like one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on television.
Arabian: TVarabian on August 8th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
True story. All around.

John/Aeryn WERE the show. And the two Crichtons, yup, that's part of why I have NO problem accepting that Ten and TenII are the same because I already saw it and accepted it on Farscape.

Best. Show. Ever.
eolivet on August 8th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Luke/Grace, awww, I loved them, too!!! :D

I never loved the show as much as most VM fans did; I adored a few episodes, but overall had issues to some degree with about every other episode.

Wow, that's fascinating...I swear, I had no idea about that. :) I find it really hard to separate my feelings about the end of VM with the beginning (when love turned to hate ;p ), but it's cool you can keep V/L up there. :D

I'm looking forward to filling this out -- thanks for tagging me!!! :)
Arabian: Reunitedarabian on August 8th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you liked Luke/Grace. Yay! Weren't they just AWESOME?!?!?

Really, I was just not that much in love with VM the show. I saw the flaws left and right, it was LoVe and Jason Dohring that I was addicted too. I think the reason I can still love LoVe is because I actually liked most of what we DID get of LoVe in S3, it should have been handled better, but I could see the story.
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Arabian: Chuck & Blair_01arabian on August 27th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
LOVED Luke/Grace, and, yeah, I'm STILL upset about that show being canceled. It hit a rough patch, but so could have pulled itself together. Grr.

Yeah, LoVe, Doctor/Rose, Waldass!! All great couples. Sigh.