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Meme time! - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, May. 26th, 2009 10:23 pm
Meme time!

Distract me from my laryngitis/horrible hacking cough, plz!

Swiped from umadoshi:

Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms:

1. Tohru/Kyo (Fruits Basket)
2. Gambit/Rogue (X-Men)
3. Remus/Tonks (Harry Potter)
4. OBHWF (Ron/Hermione + Harry/Ginny - Harry Potter)
5. Jesse/Becca (Life Goes On)
6. Willow/Oz (BTVS)
7. Anakin/Padme (Star Wars)
8. Mai/Zuko (Avatar)
9. Renji/Rukia (Bleach)
10. Logan/Veronica (Veronica Mars)

These aren't really "absolutely" my favorite couples. Since the point of this meme is to invite discussion I favored more well-known pairings over, for example, Ryuuki/Shuurei from Story of Saiunkoku.

Hmmm...I can already see some common threads. What do you think?

Joie

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alphabet26
alphabet26
that kind of girl
Wed, May. 27th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)

2,3,6,7,10--they're all ships with...I don't know, challenges, I guess, is the word that comes to mind. The course of true love never did run smooth and all that. Rogue and Gambit can't touch, Remus and Tonks have to deal with his...condition and the prejudice of the wizarding world, I seem to recall there being some issues with Oz being a werewolf, too, but I could be wrong, Anakin and Padme are all kinds of forbidden love, and Logan/Veronica have the hardest time getting it together.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, May. 27th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)

*nods* I do tend to gravitate towards angsty, against-all-odds couples.


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spin1978
spin1978
Kyouraku Shunsui
Wed, May. 27th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)

I was thinking this as well - the entire "true love never runs smoothly" theme - and would probably even include 8 & 9 in that category. For (8), well, I would think it's obvious that Mai and Zuko haven't had the easiest time of things, what with him having been exiled for a while there, conflicting loyalties, and other potential suitors (depending on one's shipping preferences, heh). For (9), again, there's all sorts of complications. Not least Ichigo! ;)

While I usually have to come down on the Ichigo/Rukia side, I must say Renji/Rukia is good when we pair Ichigo up with someone who is NOT Orihime.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, May. 27th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)

Your comment reminds me that physical distance is a common theme with a lot of my favorite ships. Renji and Rukia were estranged for years decades, Mai and Zuko were separated by his exile, Harry had to leave Ginny for the sake of his duty to bring down Voldemort, Gambit and Rogue may at least get to be in each others' presence, but they are still physically separated by Rogue's inability to touch Gambit without hurting him. I suspect this pattern appeals to me because it gives one or both people the chance to demonstrate outstanding fidelity.

RE: Bleach ships

I must admit I do like IchiHime, too, though not as much as Renji/Rukia. But I'm not as dogmatic about Bleach ships as about HP ships, so rival ships like Ichigo/Rukia and Orihime/Ishida don't really bother me much, except that they usually leave Renji out in the cold. Renji is my favorite Bleach character, so that doesn't really work for me.


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ginnytoo
ginnytoo
ginnytoo
Sat, May. 30th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)

Couples 1, 2, and 5 must limit their touch due to physical problems. Another example wold be Bella and Edward in the Twilight series. Just as couples separated by distance find creative ways to develop intimacy and demonstrate affection, these "couples who must not consummate" find other ways to communicate their love for one another. There are many examples of couples who loved from afar in history, for example John and Abigail Adams, when he was in Philadelphia and she was back home on the farm. It is interesting and inspiring to see how they overcome challenges and remain faithful.


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