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Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Kit Cloudkicker and Molly Cunningham (Talespin)




I’ve glanced at the Talespin fandom and this pairing seems to be mildly popular there. And I will NEVER understand why!
Read more... )


Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Bernard and Bianca (The Rescuers Down Under)




The second Rescuers movie (Rescuers Down Under) pretty much revolves around Bernard trying to propose to Bianca and getting delayed at every opportunity. So the proposal scene is an extremely satisfying thing to see.
Read more... )



Runner up for best proposal (WARNING: Full Metal Alchemist spoilers!) )



Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever?
Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev (Slayers)




I had to go with Lina and Gourry. Mainly because my interest in it and the fandom surrounding it hasn’t waned at all even when my interest in the show itself comes and goes. Though that might have a lot to do with the fact that the folks in the Slayers LJ fandom are super special awesome (y’all know who you are ~_^).

That's all Folks! )
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Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Kit Cloudkicker and Molly Cunningham (Talespin)




I’ve glanced at the Talespin fandom and this pairing seems to be mildly popular there. And I will NEVER understand why!
Read more... )


Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Bernard and Bianca (The Rescuers Down Under)




The second Rescuers movie (Rescuers Down Under) pretty much revolves around Bernard trying to propose to Bianca and getting delayed at every opportunity. So the proposal scene is an extremely satisfying thing to see.
Read more... )



Runner up for best proposal (WARNING: Full Metal Alchemist spoilers!) )



Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever?
Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev (Slayers)




I had to go with Lina and Gourry. Mainly because my interest in it and the fandom surrounding it hasn’t waned at all even when my interest in the show itself comes and goes. Though that might have a lot to do with the fact that the folks in the Slayers LJ fandom are super special awesome (y’all know who you are ~_^).

That's all Folks! )
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Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Daphne Blake and Fred Jones (various Scooby Doo incarnations).



Daphne learned the hard way that Fred had a disturbing fetish for indian burns that rivaled even his love of traps and mysteries.

I never hated this ship. I just thought it was boring and predictable. So I never rooted for it and I rolled my eyes a bit when it started getting shoe-horned into the franchise after the Zombie Island movie. But I changed my mind because the pair is written very well in Mystery Incorporated (unlike their two messed up friends and the f#&ing dog!! **grumblegrumblegrumble**)
Read more... )



Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Lois Lane and Clark Kent (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)




I adored this show when I was a kid (I think I was about 10 when it premiered). But back then, I mainly watched it because I thought Dean Cain was the hottest Superman ever (he still is, by the way). But the stories were good, too.

I fell in love with the show again when I rediscovered it on TV as an adult a few years ago. The early seasons handled the “will they, won’t they” sexual tension between Lois and Clark wonderfully. And Lois and Clark/Superman had great chemistry together. I actually liked this series better than the Bruce Timm Superman cartoon (BLASPHEMY, I know) because it actually made you believe that Lois was in love with CLARK. In the cartoon, it’s clear that she only loves Superman and that she just sees Clark as her annoying, hayseed co-worker.
Read more... )
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Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Daphne Blake and Fred Jones (various Scooby Doo incarnations).



Daphne learned the hard way that Fred had a disturbing fetish for indian burns that rivaled even his love of traps and mysteries.

I never hated this ship. I just thought it was boring and predictable. So I never rooted for it and I rolled my eyes a bit when it started getting shoe-horned into the franchise after the Zombie Island movie. But I changed my mind because the pair is written very well in Mystery Incorporated (unlike their two messed up friends and the f#&ing dog!! **grumblegrumblegrumble**)
Read more... )



Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Lois Lane and Clark Kent (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)




I adored this show when I was a kid (I think I was about 10 when it premiered). But back then, I mainly watched it because I thought Dean Cain was the hottest Superman ever (he still is, by the way). But the stories were good, too.

I fell in love with the show again when I rediscovered it on TV as an adult a few years ago. The early seasons handled the “will they, won’t they” sexual tension between Lois and Clark wonderfully. And Lois and Clark/Superman had great chemistry together. I actually liked this series better than the Bruce Timm Superman cartoon (BLASPHEMY, I know) because it actually made you believe that Lois was in love with CLARK. In the cartoon, it’s clear that she only loves Superman and that she just sees Clark as her annoying, hayseed co-worker.
Read more... )
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Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Lina and Zelgadis (Slayers)



Even though I'm a hardcore L/G shipper, I thought their flirty dialogue in the marriage temple episode of TRY was adorable.


This ship could have easily sailed if Gourry were out of the picture. And I’ve read some decent angst fics where Lina and Zell end up outliving Gourry and Amelia and find comfort in each other. But, currently, I don’t see it working out with them. A lot of L/Z shippers point to the Marriage Temple flirting scene (seen above) as evidence that they have a thing for each other. But I see it as just the opposite. Both of them have been previously characterized as being skittish about romance but having no problem showing affection to their friends. And I think that they're comfortable flirting with each other because they both know it's a joke and the other isn't gonna take it the wrong way and think it's a genuine love confession.
....at least that's my Lina/Gourry addled mind interprets it. ~_^

Read more... )
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Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Lina and Zelgadis (Slayers)



Even though I'm a hardcore L/G shipper, I thought their flirty dialogue in the marriage temple episode of TRY was adorable.


This ship could have easily sailed if Gourry were out of the picture. And I’ve read some decent angst fics where Lina and Zell end up outliving Gourry and Amelia and find comfort in each other. But, currently, I don’t see it working out with them. A lot of L/Z shippers point to the Marriage Temple flirting scene (seen above) as evidence that they have a thing for each other. But I see it as just the opposite. Both of them have been previously characterized as being skittish about romance but having no problem showing affection to their friends. And I think that they're comfortable flirting with each other because they both know it's a joke and the other isn't gonna take it the wrong way and think it's a genuine love confession.
....at least that's my Lina/Gourry addled mind interprets it. ~_^

Read more... )
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Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Katchoo/David/Francine/lotsa other people (Strangers in Paradise)



Dudes who draw anime and superheroes take note! It IS possible to draw sexy female characters without making them all look like clones!


This series does a good job of capturing what it’s like to be torn between more than one love interest without feeling like a bad harem anime or making any of Katchoo's lovers out to be the “bad/wrong one”. 

SPOILERS for the final issue of Strangers in Paradise under the cut!! )


Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Jerrica/Rio/Jem/Riot (Jem and the Holograms)




I still can’t believe a romance this messed up was marketed to little girls! The 1980s were a wacky time, weren’t they? This music video sums up Jerrica/Jem and Rio’s screwy relationship quite nicely (keep in mind, the blond woman and the pink-haired chick are the same person):



For those unfamiliar with Jem and the Holograms, I’ll attempt to explain this relationship to you...
Big hair and puffy sleeves under the cut! )


24 down, 6 to go )


brendala: (Jem fixing her hair)
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Katchoo/David/Francine/lotsa other people (Strangers in Paradise)



Dudes who draw anime and superheroes take note! It IS possible to draw sexy female characters without making them all look like clones!


This series does a good job of capturing what it’s like to be torn between more than one love interest without feeling like a bad harem anime or making any of Katchoo's lovers out to be the “bad/wrong one”. 

SPOILERS for the final issue of Strangers in Paradise under the cut!! )


Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Jerrica/Rio/Jem/Riot (Jem and the Holograms)




I still can’t believe a romance this messed up was marketed to little girls! The 1980s were a wacky time, weren’t they? This music video sums up Jerrica/Jem and Rio’s screwy relationship quite nicely (keep in mind, the blond woman and the pink-haired chick are the same person):



For those unfamiliar with Jem and the Holograms, I’ll attempt to explain this relationship to you...
Big hair and puffy sleeves under the cut! )


24 down, 6 to go )


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Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Dale and Gadget (Rescue Rangers)



"It's not fair, Gadget! Everyone ships you with Chip just because he has that kick ass bomber jacket and nicer teeth!"

Everyone likes to pair Gadget up with Chip, but I think she fits better with Dale. Gadget and Dale just have a lot more chemistry together. I think that, if she got together with Chip, he’d eventually get annoyed by her ditzyness once the novelty of scoring the hot mechanic wore off. Dale, on the other hand, seems to like her offbeat personality just as much as her looks. So I think they’d be more likely to be happy long term.

Read more... )



Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)




Most of the fandom (save the nutty hardcore fans who wanted Harry to hook up with Hermione/Luna/Draco/Snape/whoever instead) seems to be happy with the way Ginny and Harry hooked up in canon. But their lack of chemistry coupled with the sheer randomness of how they got together just makes it impossible for me to tolerate this couple. And it’s not because I shipped Harry or Ginny with anyone else; I just didn’t like the way their interactions were written and I thought that they went from perceiving each other as good friends to perceiving each other as “OMG!SOULMATES” very suddenly and without any real development or explanation.

Read more... )
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Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Dale and Gadget (Rescue Rangers)



"It's not fair, Gadget! Everyone ships you with Chip just because he has that kick ass bomber jacket and nicer teeth!"

Everyone likes to pair Gadget up with Chip, but I think she fits better with Dale. Gadget and Dale just have a lot more chemistry together. I think that, if she got together with Chip, he’d eventually get annoyed by her ditzyness once the novelty of scoring the hot mechanic wore off. Dale, on the other hand, seems to like her offbeat personality just as much as her looks. So I think they’d be more likely to be happy long term.

Read more... )



Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)




Most of the fandom (save the nutty hardcore fans who wanted Harry to hook up with Hermione/Luna/Draco/Snape/whoever instead) seems to be happy with the way Ginny and Harry hooked up in canon. But their lack of chemistry coupled with the sheer randomness of how they got together just makes it impossible for me to tolerate this couple. And it’s not because I shipped Harry or Ginny with anyone else; I just didn’t like the way their interactions were written and I thought that they went from perceiving each other as good friends to perceiving each other as “OMG!SOULMATES” very suddenly and without any real development or explanation.

Read more... )
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Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
Stormer (aka Mary Phillips) and Kimber Benton from Jem and the Holograms





I think that pose combined with the song title says it all. ~_^

The episode where they left their respective bands to make it as a duo (The Bands Break Up) caused this to become one of my favorite crack-ships. I’ve always subscribed to the fanon theory that Stormer was gay (she kinda gave off that “vibe”, y’know?). And this episode provides a hell of a lot of evidence to support that theory. Just try and tell me that there’s not a Sapphic sexual undertone to this music video (specifically, the things Stormer’s band mates sing about):
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And before you accuse me of reading too much dirty subtext into a girly, kiddie show, take a gander at these screen shots:

More hideous 80s fashion under the cut )
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
Stormer (aka Mary Phillips) and Kimber Benton from Jem and the Holograms





I think that pose combined with the song title says it all. ~_^

The episode where they left their respective bands to make it as a duo (The Bands Break Up) caused this to become one of my favorite crack-ships. I’ve always subscribed to the fanon theory that Stormer was gay (she kinda gave off that “vibe”, y’know?). And this episode provides a hell of a lot of evidence to support that theory. Just try and tell me that there’s not a Sapphic sexual undertone to this music video (specifically, the things Stormer’s band mates sing about):
--

And before you accuse me of reading too much dirty subtext into a girly, kiddie show, take a gander at these screen shots:

More hideous 80s fashion under the cut )
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Buster & Babs Bunny (no relation) and Shirley McLoon & Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures
Specifically, the episode titled 'Thirteensomething'



I adored Tiny Toons as a kid and remember being obsessed with this episode in particular. I recently re-watched it and was pleasantly surprised at how much better it is when watched through grown up eyes. These four characters kinda remind me of my friends in the scenes where they argue about what to watch on TV. The flirty (and sometimes risqué) banter between Plucky and Shirley was hilarious. And seeing Buster and Babs admit that they’re crazy about each other and hated being apart makes me go “awwww” every time (just like the studio audience).

Read more... )


Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?
Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble (The Flintstones)




This is another ship that’s fueled more by nostalgia than actual chemistry (when the two Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm movies aired on TV, my sister and I recorded them and watched them again countless times!).
Back in the early 1990s, Hanna Barbera made two TV movies centered around the grown up Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. The first movie (I Yabba Dabba Doo) was about their wedding and the second movie (Hollyrock-a-bye Baby) was about the birth of their first (and second) child.


Here is Fred carrying his pregnant (and in-labor!) daughter to the hospital while gangsters chase them.
It almost makes sense when you watch the movie



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Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Buster & Babs Bunny (no relation) and Shirley McLoon & Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures
Specifically, the episode titled 'Thirteensomething'



I adored Tiny Toons as a kid and remember being obsessed with this episode in particular. I recently re-watched it and was pleasantly surprised at how much better it is when watched through grown up eyes. These four characters kinda remind me of my friends in the scenes where they argue about what to watch on TV. The flirty (and sometimes risqué) banter between Plucky and Shirley was hilarious. And seeing Buster and Babs admit that they’re crazy about each other and hated being apart makes me go “awwww” every time (just like the studio audience).

Read more... )


Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?
Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble (The Flintstones)




This is another ship that’s fueled more by nostalgia than actual chemistry (when the two Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm movies aired on TV, my sister and I recorded them and watched them again countless times!).
Back in the early 1990s, Hanna Barbera made two TV movies centered around the grown up Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. The first movie (I Yabba Dabba Doo) was about their wedding and the second movie (Hollyrock-a-bye Baby) was about the birth of their first (and second) child.


Here is Fred carrying his pregnant (and in-labor!) daughter to the hospital while gangsters chase them.
It almost makes sense when you watch the movie



Read more... )
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Matt Ishida and Sora Takenouchi from Digimon season 2



Sora and Matt are the ones on the far left. And I have no idea why Sora is posed as if she's in desperate need of a potty break. O_o


The ending of Digimon 02 is legendary for it’s what the fuckery; and not just because of the shipping issues (a lot of plot threads were left dangling in the end).

My sister and I were big Tai/Sora fans when we were kids watching Digimon on Saturday morning. Tai and Sora were heavily pushed in the first season and the movie (one side plot in the movie involved Tai sending Sora a love letter!). And, while we didn’t see much of Sora and Tai together in the second season (mainly because all the focus was on the new group of kids), the implication was still there. But then in the final episode of season two we see a “25 years later” flash forward and Sora is married to….Matt. And Matt (the average kid who spent his teen years in a rock band) grew up to be an astronaut. What the hell!?

Read more... )

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Amelia and Zelgadis (Slayers)




I was never against this ship. But at first I wasn’t keen on shipping them because it felt like more of a “pair the spares” type of thing than a genuine romance that had chemistry and was built over time like Lina and Gourry’s. But their interactions in Revolution/Evolution-R (and one of Crispin Freeman’s ad-libs in Premium) finally succeeded in winning me over.

Heck, in Revo/Evo-R, I think they have a little bit more romantic chemistry than Lina and Gourry. Maybe it’s just me, but the way Amelia apparently fell out of puppy love with him and started noticing his annoying faults (and wouldn’t hesitate to point them out) made them seem like an old married couple! It’s certainly a far cry from the coy, awkward, blushing mutual crush they had going on in the previous 3 seasons. It made Amelia come across as more mature and a better match for Zelgadis than the Amelia we met in seasons 1-3.
17 down, 13 to go )
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Matt Ishida and Sora Takenouchi from Digimon season 2



Sora and Matt are the ones on the far left. And I have no idea why Sora is posed as if she's in desperate need of a potty break. O_o


The ending of Digimon 02 is legendary for it’s what the fuckery; and not just because of the shipping issues (a lot of plot threads were left dangling in the end).

My sister and I were big Tai/Sora fans when we were kids watching Digimon on Saturday morning. Tai and Sora were heavily pushed in the first season and the movie (one side plot in the movie involved Tai sending Sora a love letter!). And, while we didn’t see much of Sora and Tai together in the second season (mainly because all the focus was on the new group of kids), the implication was still there. But then in the final episode of season two we see a “25 years later” flash forward and Sora is married to….Matt. And Matt (the average kid who spent his teen years in a rock band) grew up to be an astronaut. What the hell!?

Read more... )

Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Amelia and Zelgadis (Slayers)




I was never against this ship. But at first I wasn’t keen on shipping them because it felt like more of a “pair the spares” type of thing than a genuine romance that had chemistry and was built over time like Lina and Gourry’s. But their interactions in Revolution/Evolution-R (and one of Crispin Freeman’s ad-libs in Premium) finally succeeded in winning me over.

Heck, in Revo/Evo-R, I think they have a little bit more romantic chemistry than Lina and Gourry. Maybe it’s just me, but the way Amelia apparently fell out of puppy love with him and started noticing his annoying faults (and wouldn’t hesitate to point them out) made them seem like an old married couple! It’s certainly a far cry from the coy, awkward, blushing mutual crush they had going on in the previous 3 seasons. It made Amelia come across as more mature and a better match for Zelgadis than the Amelia we met in seasons 1-3.
17 down, 13 to go )
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Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
My paternal Grandparents


I thought about skipping this one because shipping real people seems creepy to me (especially when it's someone I don't know like a celebrity). But it turns out I actually do know a couple that's interesting enough to warrant a write up: My paternal Grandparents!


Wonder Woman was real. And she liked fur coats.


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Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
My paternal Grandparents


I thought about skipping this one because shipping real people seems creepy to me (especially when it's someone I don't know like a celebrity). But it turns out I actually do know a couple that's interesting enough to warrant a write up: My paternal Grandparents!


Wonder Woman was real. And she liked fur coats.


Read more... )
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Day 12: What is your favorite television pairing?
Corey Matthews and Topanga Lawerence (Boy Meets World)




I’m choosing them mainly because I have many warm, fuzzy, nostalgic memories of watching their relationship grow from elementary school crush to married couple. I grew up watching this relationship develop and watching this show still makes me smile even though I fully realize how corny it is.

And I still think it’s wicked cool that Corey’s dimwit older brother Eric grew up to be Batman!



Day 13: What is your favorite book pairing?
Amy and Laurie (Little Women)



Yeah, I know it's a movie cover. But it's the best picture of Amy and Laurie I could find. :P

I picked Amy and Laurie solely because the author hooked them up to as a way to say “FUCK OFF!!”  to all the annoying fans who kept sending her letters demanding she pair off Laurie and Jo. Who knew obnoxious shippers existed back in the 1800s?
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when Jo and Laurie didn’t hook up the first time I read the book. But the story about Louisa May Alcott and her annoying shipper fans made me laugh so much that it made me feel better about it.


14 down, 16 to go! )
brendala: (Stormer and teddy)
Day 12: What is your favorite television pairing?
Corey Matthews and Topanga Lawerence (Boy Meets World)




I’m choosing them mainly because I have many warm, fuzzy, nostalgic memories of watching their relationship grow from elementary school crush to married couple. I grew up watching this relationship develop and watching this show still makes me smile even though I fully realize how corny it is.

And I still think it’s wicked cool that Corey’s dimwit older brother Eric grew up to be Batman!



Day 13: What is your favorite book pairing?
Amy and Laurie (Little Women)



Yeah, I know it's a movie cover. But it's the best picture of Amy and Laurie I could find. :P

I picked Amy and Laurie solely because the author hooked them up to as a way to say “FUCK OFF!!”  to all the annoying fans who kept sending her letters demanding she pair off Laurie and Jo. Who knew obnoxious shippers existed back in the 1800s?
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when Jo and Laurie didn’t hook up the first time I read the book. But the story about Louisa May Alcott and her annoying shipper fans made me laugh so much that it made me feel better about it.


14 down, 16 to go! )

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