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07 December 2005 @ 10:10 am
Reality? What's that?  
I hate university computers. Damn Appleworks just ate half an entry I’d typed up. The gist of the beginning was pretty much me yammering on about Mystery Science Theater 3000, and killer shrews. I decided that I like both Joel and Mike, but that I like Mike better because he’s unassuming and childlike and slightly crazed, whereas Joel is confused and laidback. I also wondered whether or not I should really be thinking about characterization when the main aim of the show is to be goofy and make fun of bad movies, but I decided that the characters are part of what makes it fun.

Then, in an attempt to completely ignore the fires of exam hell burning all around me, I was making a list of…



disclaimer: I realize that some of my unacceptable pairings may be actually be the OTPs of people on my friends list. I figure some of my OTPs are on your unacceptable list, so it all evens out. ^__^ I mean no offense. Also, I mean OTP in the fun sense, not in the scary dogmatic sense.

Meredith’s OTPs
Or: You Can’t Convince Me otherwise, Damnit. ^_~
  • Jack/Daniel (stargate)
    I’m still bitter at Jack for varius crimes re seasons 5-9. However, in my happy land of Denial, I can ignore things like The Shit ‘Ship, and slash away. Still, I miss my happy team/surrogate family. Also, Daniel/Vala? Not happening in MY ‘verse.
  • Spike/Xander (buffy the vampire slayer)
    I love, love, love this dynamic. This fandom is like my crack; I love Spike and Xander separately—together, they make me a shiny girl.
  • Kaylee/Inara (Firefly)
    Completely ignoring the last forty-five minutes of Serenity, okay?
  • Jim/Blair (the sentinel)
    Me and 50,000 other women.
  • Lily/Narcissa (harry potter)
    Canon? We don’t need no stinking canon.
  • Harry/Severus (harry potter)
    Completely wrong, but oh so right. There’s an icon floating around that sums up this pairing nicely. ‘HP/SS—because Severus is just a big teddy bear. Who kills things.’
  • Remus/Sirius (harry potter)
    It’s CANON! *screams like a crazy soccer mom* It’s CANNNNONNN!
  • Willow/Tara (buffy the vampire slayer)
    Accept no icky Kennedy substitutes.
  • Wade/Quinn (sliders)
    Maggie must die.
  • Winters/Nixon (band of brothers)
    I shouldn’t even have to put a comment here. WinNix just IS, okay?
  • Hawkeye/BJ (mash)
    My first slash pairing. *sniffles*
  • Sakura/Tomoyo (card captor sakura)
    It’s beautiful, and Sayoran/Sakura is an accident looking for a place to happen.
  • Marcus/Susan (Babylon 5)
    My first pairing ever.
  • Padme/Anakin (star wars)
    Of course.
  • Nick/LaCroix (forever knight)
    If those two aren’t doing it, I will eat my hat.
  • Shawn/Kyle (the 4400)
    I’m going to hell, but that’s okay.
  • Madeye/Tonks (harry potter)
    Completely Amber’s fault.
  • Alice/Katie (resident evil)
    love cut tragically short by zombies.
  • Sharon/Tyrol
    Robots in lurve. ^__^


    Meredith’s OTPs That Scare The Hell Out of Her
    Or: What’s wrong with me that makes me find this appealing? X_x
  • Speirs/Lipton (band of brothers)
    I would not argue with Speirs if you paid me.
  • Bellatrix/Ginny (harry potter)
    MY GOD there’s something wrong with me
  • Fred/Lorne (angel the series)
    I need help.
  • Wayne/Ducard (batman)
    *weeps* My brain…
  • Lydia/Beetlejuice (beetlejuice; the animated series)
    *feels great shame*

    Meredith’s Unacceptable Pairings
    Or: I don’t care if it’s canon, there’s no way in hell.
  • Sam/Jack (stargate sg-1)
    I hate this pairing. I loathe this pairing. This pairing makes me want to go poke out people’s eyeballs with a fork. It’s wrong on so many levels—not just because I’m a slasher, or because of the chemistry, but BECAUSE OF THE REGS. Don’t get me started.
  • Buffy/Spike (buffy the vampire slayer)
    Only slightly less hated than Sam/Jack.
  • Padme/Obiwan (star wars)
    This pairing is satan.
  • Malcolm/Inara (firefly)
    Um… Ew?
  • Lucius/Anyone (harry potter)
    makes baby jesus cry.


    I’ll read other pairings, of course, but I generally don’t feel strongly about them unless the author is talented and can convince me. ^__^
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    Insufferable Know-It-Allladyaeryn on December 7th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
    Definitely not hurling things at you, even though I'm about as much a slasher as I can fly and I really don't mind Spike/Buffy. ;)

    Though I don't ship it - I don't think you're completely nuts on Fred/Lorne. Every now and then there was something of a vibe there. Then again, there was a vibe between Fred and pretty much any male on that show at some point. :P

    Willow should have lost Kennedy in the Amazon when they were in Brazil.

    Mal/Inara - don't loathe it, but definitely don't love it. To me their romantic tension is the most forced dynamic on the show.

    Satan is insulted at being mentioned in comparison to Obidala. ;) Even if I wasn't a P/A-OTPer, there're just too many things wrong with this pairing to even begin making a list.

    And Bellatrix/Ginny at least keeps Ginny off of Harry. :P
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: katiegarnettrees on December 7th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
    Definitely not hurling things at you, even though I'm about as much a slasher as I can fly
    I understand. I started down the dark path in late 2001, and I can tell you that there's no going back. ^__^

    Then again, there was a vibe between Fred and pretty much any male on that show at some point. :P
    Maybe Fred is just ubercute and perky, then, huh? She certainly gloms on to plenty of people. Angel, Cordy, Wes, Gunn, Lorne... even Spike. There's a het pairing I could stand to see Spike in (aside from Spike/Dru)-- Spike/Fred. But alas, Spike is definitely destined for Xander. ^_~

    Mal/Inara-- To me their romantic tension is the most forced dynamic on the show.
    That's exactly why I hate it so much-- probably because it reminds me of the forced stuff in Sam/Jack. Ugh.

    Obidala is terrible and awful and wrong-- it should be stopped. And yet, somehow, it persists. It's like fungus!

    Oh, I can't stand Ginny/Harry, either. If pressed, I'd say Harry should be unpaired at the end of the series, 'cause for christ's sake they're school kids! Ahem.
    -Meredith
    Amber: k/sminttown1 on December 7th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
    I hated Kennedy. So much. Cannot believe she survived. Ew.

    Shawn/Kyle (the 4400)
    I’m going to hell, but that’s okay.

    Tea parties in hell! And yes, awesome, you are free to blame me for Mad-Eye/Tonks, but the Shawn/Kyle rest firmly on your shoulders. ;)

    Alice/Katie (resident evil)
    love cut tragically short by zombies.

    Hee.
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on December 7th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
    I forget who it was, but one of my favorite slayer potentials died in that last ep, and Kennedy lived. I remember being extremely pissed off by that. She's such a brat, and she can't hold a candle to Tara. Tara could take her any day of the week.

    Tea parties in hell!
    I'm there! I guess Shawn/Kyle really is my fault, but I think you and I enable each other... ^_~
    -Meredith
    Opheliaopheliafic on December 7th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
    Totally agree with you on the MST3K stuff. I like them both but if given a choice I got with Mike.

    I hate Sam / Jack pairing and I do NOT understand why I is cannon, should have been crushed so very long ago.

    Padme / Obiwan I do not get either, just does not fit to me at all.
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lovesecretgarnettrees on December 7th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
    Hi, Ophelia! ^__^ I'm glad to see someone else who's familiar with MST3k-- I've got seasons 4, 5 & 7 on DVD, and I'm having a blast. There's just something in the way that Mike delivers his lines that makes me laugh a little harder. I love the ep where Crow iis table dancing in the gold boots, and Mike's having a cow.
    CROW: You're so repressed Mike!
    SERVO: Body issues. You may be ashamed of your body, but we are not. Ashamed of our bodies, that is-- we are ashamed of yours.

    I hate Sam / Jack pairing and I do NOT understand why I is cannon, should have been crushed so very long ago.
    *glomps* It's so awful to see (what was once) the only regular female character on the show turned into AirForceMajor!Barbie, all because the writers couldn't grasp male/female interaction that doesn't have to do with sex. The Jack of seasons 1-3 would never, ever demean himself or Carter that way.

    ... erm, sorry for the mini rant there. ^_^
    -Meredith
    Opheliaopheliafic on December 17th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
    Hi there! Sorry for the delay in commenting. Oh yeah my hubby and I have always loved MST3K. We both lean towards Mike and the Crow that is with Mike. But there are some really good Joel episodes. The Girl in Gold Boots is a wonderful episode - the movie is just so BAD!!!

    Yeah that is a big problem with SG1 and I think it might have something to do with Amanda Tapping being upset that all of her boyfriends kept getting killed off. But still Jack should know better and I think he does know better. I know RDA wanted off the show for his own family reasons but I think he might not have been liking this story line either. I could be wrong, but who wants to see Carter tied down in a realtionship? If they are going for the male factor there I can't see where that would appeal to them? I donno.. they are doing some odd writing this season I wonder what will happen next season!
    Captain of the Pinafore: wickedscarlatti on December 7th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
    Lydia/Beetlejuice (beetlejuice; the animated series)

    You are not alone. This was almost canon! :)
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love1garnettrees on December 10th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
    You are not alone. This was almost canon! :)
    Hehe... at least I'm not seeing things. It's not my fault he turned into a puddle of goosh whenever she wanted him to do something. ^__^
    -Meredith
    gamesiplaygamesiplay on December 7th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
    Wade/Quinn (sliders)

    Meredith! I didn't know you were a Sliders fan! I watched it before I was even thinking about OTPs, but oh, how I loved that show. (And the actress who played Wade is on Sports Night, so I am a happy girl.)

    There's something eerily compelling about Speirs/Lipton. Everyone knows it. It's just that some of us can admit it. :)
    Abyssisabyssinia4077 on December 7th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
    *sticks tongue out at you*

    *still doesn't get Speirs/Lipton and yet loves the fic*

    Meredith Bronwen Mallorygarnettrees on December 10th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
    You get it, you just can't come to terms with it. *pat, pat* ^_~
    -Meredith
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: katiegarnettrees on December 10th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
    You liked Sliders too? Awesome! I loved that show too, until Maggie came along. Wade, Quinn, Remmy, and Arturo made one of the past makeshift families. It was great.

    You know, I did know about Sabrina Llyod(sp?) on Sports Night. The list I used to post Sliders fic on also accepted Sports Night stuff. She's a great actress!

    There's something eerily compelling about Speirs/Lipton.
    It's like being paralyzed by an oncoming train. ^^;;;;
    -Meredith
    elysia: the evil kite flyer: lolely_chan on December 7th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
    funny you would mention MST3K. We got "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" from NetFlix (which, by the way, is so much easier to watch when it's being MSTed) and I decided I liked Mike better, cause he's quicker and funnier with the comebacks. Joel just... kinda sat there and let a quip out every now and then.
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: ayugarnettrees on December 10th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
    Arg. That movie, without the quips? You have my utmost sympathies. I also think I like Mike better because the 'Bots don't listen to him as much as they listened to Joel. It's great when they give him attitude.
    -Meredith
    Ivy Loreivylore on December 13th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
    I'm so delighted to find you on LJ. I'm a huge fan of your writing (particularly Star Wars). Hope you don't mind if I add you.
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on December 17th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
    *blushes* Thanks, my dear. I don't mind at all if you add me-- I hope I'll see you around. I love your icon-- is that a Tiger Lily?
    -Meredith
    Ivy Loreivylore on December 17th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
    Yes, it is. :)
    vanimy: padmé rotsvanimy on December 26th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
    Hey. I friended you, hope it's all right. I love your P/A drabbles/viggies/fics. I just love the world you created around those characters. :)

    As for your list... Argh. Kennedy... Bleh.

    Obidala is one of the worst pairings out there. This ship is just boring. Can you picture them together? What the hell would they even talk about? ;) What do you think of Obi-Wan/Anakin BTW? It irks me, personally. Not because it's slash but because it's almost incestuous.

    And you don't like Buffy/Spike? I'm glad to see I'm not alone. I hated them together. I felt like they were turning Spike into a carbon copy of Angel. Bleh.

    As for Ginny, she could go with anyone for all I care as long as she leaves poor Harry alone. And the bit about them being school kids? LOL. Word. Sometimes it feels like HP is nothing more than Days of Our lives. ;)
    Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lily2garnettrees on December 29th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
    Hey. I friended you, hope it's all right.
    It's perfectly alright, my dear! *blushes* Thank you so much for the kind words about my P/A fics-- I'm glad you enjoy them!

    Obidala is one of the worst pairings out there. This ship is just boring. Can you picture them together? What the hell would they even talk about?
    *giggles madly* Exactly. Obiwan hates politicians, Padme's always seemed vaguely disturbed by Obiwan's inability to emote.. yeah. At least when Padme and Anakin disagree, they're interesting, and they always come back together. If I were Padme, I'd have ripped Obiwan a new one for leaving Anakin to burn to death. Asshole.

    Obi/Ani scares the hell out of me, because it does seem incestuous. Also bad and wrong, and lots of other things. Obi/Qui I can handle (unrequited/unconsumated in canon, definitely there in AU), but Obi/Ani quicks me more than... more than Harry/James. And it's scary that that pairing is actually out there. X_x;;

    Oh, I hate Buffy/Spike. Spike has always been and will always be a million times cooler than Angel. Angel was a self-obsessed whiner. Spike was a tarnished knight searching for mutual devotion. The only canon Spike pairing I support is Spike/Dru, and Spike/Fred friendship, 'cause they were cute. But I'm a Spander girl, dyed in the wool. ^__^

    And the bit about them being school kids? LOL. Word.
    I realize they have hormones and all, but... Hello? Voldemort? Ringing any bells here? JKR should stick to plot and leave the romance to the fic writers. ^_~
    -Meredith
    vanimyvanimy on January 2nd, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
    Padme's always seemed vaguely disturbed by Obiwan's inability to emote.. yeah.

    LOL. I kept waiting for Obi-Wan to shed a tear. You know, showing he has a heart somewhere? :P

    At least when Padme and Anakin disagree, they're interesting, and they always come back together. If I were Padme, I'd have ripped Obiwan a new one for leaving Anakin to burn to death. Asshole

    It's become easier to see Obi-Wan leaving Anakin like that. Now I don't want to kill him, only shake and slap him. :P Frankly, it's always heartwrenching. I understand Obi-Wan here but really what he did was horrible. *hugs her poor Ani*

    Obi/Ani quicks me more than... more than Harry/James. And it's scary that that pairing is actually out there.

    Oh yes, there's also Vader/Luke for that matter. It's... disgusting for lack of a better word. And what's scary is how ROTS developed the Obi/Ani ship for some.

    The only canon Spike pairing I support is Spike/Dru

    Oh yes, they were cute in a kind of scary way. Spike is cooler than Angel, true but...*looks around* I like Angel. ;)

    What's ludicrous in HP is how what is really hormones is changed into "OMG!meantforever" love stories. *shales head* Most fics I've read were better than the H/Ginny storyline in HBP. Bleh.