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21 December 2010 @ 11:04 am
30 Day Love Meme, Day 02  
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?

Jackie and Robert (Demi Moore and Tristan Rogers), General Hospital

The first ship I remember loving is Jackie and Robert on General Hospital. And I'm sure that many don't know and/or remember this (partly because it was so long ago, and partly because Robert/Holly was the big love story -- aside from Robert/Anna -- that most GH-ers remember), but Jackie Templeton was played by none other than Demi Moore. Jackie and Robert were only a pairing for about six months before they broke up and Demi left the show soonafter. When Holly became Robert's love interest and their story took off, my very first couple wound up very quickly where every couple I would love thereafter end up ... apart, with no shot in hell of being together in less than a year. (Yeah, I've had hellacious luck with my couples. Sigh.)

Sylvikefishsanwitt on December 21st, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
LOL! I remember them :) I liked them together - I've always liked Robert's relationships - with Anna and Holly as well as Jackie.
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on December 21st, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Haha! Someone actually remembers and liked them too! AWESOME!!
eolivet on December 21st, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
my very first couple wound up very quickly where every couple I would love thereafter end up ... apart, with no shot in hell of being together

Awww. :( Yeah, my couple luck hasn't been much better. I'm probably just above the Mendoza Line (.200) in terms of my couples working out. :/

Wow, Demi Moore is pretty. That's so cool that you found a picture!!! :)
Arabian: Wesley&Lizarabian on December 21st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
That's the only picture I've ever seen of Jackie and Robert (and I cropped Luke out -- he was standing next to Robert).

My couple luck sucks so much royal monkey balls. :(

Yup, she's gorgeous, always has been.
summerofsoaps: happy robinsummerofsoaps on December 21st, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
That was before my time, but I watch a lot of vintage GH clips on YouTube, so I've seen glimpses of them in each other's orbit, if not actually together. I'm a Robert/Anna fan, myself, at least to the point where I much prefer them to Robert and Holly.
Arabian: TVarabian on December 22nd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Jackie was the only one I liked with Robert, although I did like both Holly and Anna. I actually hadn't seen any Luke and Laura before I started watching GH, and so I liked Luke and Holly.

(Edited cuz I got the wrong name. And I never shipped Anna with anyone except for ... Edge. Yeah, I'm one of like maybe two people who liked that developing story, thus why they squashed the idea of it pretty quickly.)

Edited at 2010-12-22 04:40 pm (UTC)
summerofsoaps: alexis i have my doubtssummerofsoaps on December 22nd, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't like Luke and Laura. My BFF got me an old VHS compilations of the Luke and Laura story a few years ago for Christmas since she knows I love GH and I was totally underwhelmed, and, frankly, I will never be able to get past the whole falling in love with your rapist thing. I don't like Luke very much, either, after that.
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper01arabian on December 22nd, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Actually, I do like Luke and Laura. I just hadn't seen them yet thus why I liked Holly with Luke. I get the whole terrible background, and had I seen that before seeing them in other stuff, I would have been turned off, but Anthony Geary and Genie Francis have INSANE chemistry and I saw their 90's stuff, and then on the run from the mob, adventures with Robert stuff well before I saw the rape, so, I do like them. What happened with the rape I just put down to the decade and the timing, and I just can't hold the magic they create on screen together against them because of an ill-advised story when Tony Geary wasn't even supposed to be a contract player.

Based on your soap comments, we don't seem to see eye to eye at all on GH couples, LOL! I loved the little bit of Johnny and Maxie that we got, but am not a fan of Lulu at all. Now, I'm enjoying Johnny and Lisa simply because I LOVE Brandon Barash and want to see him in a pairing I like, and I didn't like him and Olivia, and the Johnny/Lisa stuff is amusing me at this point. I can see how it can grow into something, and if it gets her away from the Robin story once and for all, I'll be happy. (I still want Johnny and Maxie most, though, but it seems like the show refuses to go there.)

I also still love Jax and Brenda, and am eye-rolling while I fast-forward all of this Sonny stuff. I despise Sonny. He is my least favorite character on daytime ever. EVER. It started with his treatment of Karen, and nothing I've seen with him since has made me ever not despise him. And how they're writing Brenda waving away all of the crappy stuff he does? Ugh. So much hate.
summerofsoaps: johnnysummerofsoaps on December 23rd, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
We may not see eye to eye on most soap couples, but I'm with you on the Sonny hate. He is also probably my least favorite character on soaps ever, possibly tied with Todd Manning from One Life to Live. I hate the way they've written Brenda since her return, too... Like Sonny is this saint? Hello, remember all the shit he did to you? I don't want Brenda with Jax simply cuz I am a big Carly and Jax fan, and don't want them to break up. I just don't want her with Sonny, either. Ewww.

I think Johnny and Lisa have an interesting dynamic, but I wouldn't want to see them become romantically involved, although I'd rather they put her with Johnny than Nikolas, because at least she and Johnny would be entertaining. If Lisa gets away from Robin and Patrick, though, I'm happy. As for Johnny and Maxie, I don't mind them together. I will always like Johnny and Lulu the best, but I like Johnny with pretty much any character, unless it's someone I hate (and I love Maxie). If they put him with Claire or somebody, I would object.
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on December 24th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
Grr, Sonny!

I have issues with Carly and Jax because while I think she's okay, I'm not the biggest Laura Wright fan, but I can see they have chemistry, but, but, but ... I was IN LOVE with Jax and Carly when Tamara Braun played Carly. I thought she and Ingo had amazing chemistry, and I actually liked them better than Brenda and Jax. And so he's married to Carly now, but, but, but, it's not the Carly I wanted him with. It's a conundrum. And with Brenda back, and in their few scenes, Ingo and Vanessa have just been sparkly and adorable and making me swoon ... so yeah, that's where I'm at.

I'm still hoping since they're going so quickly through the SB stuff now that a shocker will be pulled and when the kid she no doubt had with Alexander shows up, it will be revealed that one of the times Jax visited in her Rome, they slept together and the kid is actually Jax's, but Alexander rigged the test results so Brenda didn't know. Yes, I've got it ALL worked out in my mind, LOL! They do continue to have some JB scenes, and they did just tell each other they love each other last week, so yes, I will dream as long as both Ingo and Vanessa are on the show.

I don't know what could happen with Johnny and Lisa, but other than Maxie, he's the person I've seen him have the most potential with, so I'm open to it. (Lovely icon, btw.)

Aww, you hate Claire. I'm choosing to ignore the stupid-tastic Sonny stuff, and just remember the giddy joy I got from her interactions with Lucky. Stupid, stupid show. They were ADORABLE! I do like Lucky and Siobhan, but I think Jonathan Jackson has fabulous chemistry with Dahlia Salem.

Edited at 2010-12-24 05:47 am (UTC)
summerofsoaps: carjax and josssummerofsoaps on December 24th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Sonny is the worst.

See, I'm a HUGE Laura Wright fangirl. Like, seriously, I think she hung the moon and sometimes I sit at home and think about how pretty her hair is and how badly she deserves a Daytime Emmy, lol. I feel you on the Jax/Brenda tho, I always liked them together in the past.

Yeah, the SB stuff is moving so fast! In a way, I feel bad for the SB fans, because I'm friends with a lot of people who have been waiting years for this, and even though they're getting what they wanted, it's being so rushed. Guza ruins everything he touches.

It actually had occurred to me that Jax was the father of Brenda's baby. When they first started talking about "The Baby" in those neverending previews, I had three candidates: Alexander, Dante, and Jax. I'm still personally hoping that it's Dante's baby because I want to free Lulu from the Spawn of Sonny.

Claire was actually likable with Lucky, but I cannot forgive her for her blind Sonny love. Plus I'm not the biggest Dahlia Salem fan. Lucky and Siobhan, on the other hand, I love. The are one of the only couples on daytime right now who actually make me squee out loud.
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on December 26th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Guza ruins everything he touches.

This is the truth that every GH-watcher lives with now.

I'm not a huge Dahlia Salem fan, but I just so adored her and Lucky. Siobhan and Lucky are pretty adorable too, though. They are squeeworthy. :)
leosgreensleosgreens on December 29th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
I loved Duke and Anna. I think they would have to be the first couple I ever shipped. Remind me who Edge was?
Arabianarabian on December 29th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, he was only on the show a few months. He was a punk kid with long hair and there was a flirtation with him and Anna, but it was clearly not going over well with most fans, so they dropped it and shipped him off. I just really liked their chemistry.
Lydia: Hold ondynapink on December 31st, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
OMGOMGOMG! Robert and Jackie!!

*ahem* Sorry 'bout that. I hope you don't mind a random person coming along and commenting. (I'll tell you why I'm here in a minute.)

I freaking loved this couple back in the early 80s. They were the only pairing ever to make me write fanfic of a soap. God, I was so invested in them. It actually took a few years before my brain finally got the message, "OH! Don't ship soap couples, stupid. It's always going to turn out badly and break your heart." (A lesson I keep refusing to learn about Doctor Who, but that's another story...) I can't believe there's anyone who even remembers them at all.

Anyway, sorry again about the random butting in. I got here while googling for the questions for the 30 Day Love Meme. I've seen it around a couple of journals and thought it might be an interesting thing to do, but no one ever posts the list of questions. You're the only one I've seen who posts the already answered questions, in fact. Do you happen to have the questions for the rest of the month?
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Impossible Planetarabian on December 31st, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Aww, nice to know that I am not the only one. Sadly, I have not learned my lesson with soaps and am still watching them. :(

Here's the meme for you:

Day 01 - What is your current favourite 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 - 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 - The least believable relationship?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favourite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favourite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favourite 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 favourite ship forever and ever and ever!
Lydia: Pete and Re-Petedynapink on January 8th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Oh, I pretty much gave up on soaps because of the writers making things too stupid to stand anymore. But I still remember loving certain characters, though. And in the last couple of years two of my three erstwhile soaps got cancelled anyway, so I did manage to "see them out" by watching periodically.

Thanks very much for the list of questions. :)