1. Pick your 5 favorite OTPs
2. Find pictures and post them
3. Give the name of the OTP and what fandom they're from
4. List your favorite moment between them
5. Tag 5 people from your flist to do this meme
Anyone who wants to is welcome to do the meme-- I'm not big into tagging people, though it would be freakin' awesome if Leigh would do it (hint, hint).
Without further ado...
Meredith's Top Five OTPs
Spike/Xander (Spander), Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This is my favorite pairing, and probably the one that's hardest to justify in canon. But damnit, Spander is your god, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. The actors have awesome chemistry, Spike is the world's coolest vampire, and Xander is a living puppy. They have lots of great banter, but I think my favorite moment is actually banter free. Late season five, after Giles has been injured by the Knights of the Key and Spike has been beaten up by Glory. Spike's knuckles and fingers are so damaged that he's having trouble working his lighter-- Xander reaches over and does it for him, making this sheepish little smile. So cute!
Lewis Nixon/Dick Winters (WinNix), Band of Brothers
This is not RPS. Really, it's not! *sticks fingers in her ears, lalala* This is an mind-blowing series, absolutely oozing slash pairings all over the place, but WinNix is the strongest and most obvious. You rarely find one of these boys without the other. My favorite moment is in "Crossroads", when Winters is trying to get Nix out of bed. He bugs Nix, whacking his bottom, to no avail. Finally, he grabs a glass and splashes Nix with contents. "God damn it," Nix says, now actually awake, "that was my own piss!" A playful scuffle ensues.
Vader/Padme, Star Wars
OMG, a het pairing! X_x Just kidding. ^_~ Notice I said Vader/Padme. Anakin/Padme is fine, and I've written a lot of it, but I have a special weakness for Vader. This pairing is just so _doomed_, I can't help but love it. Especially after seeing ROTS, I'm convinced that Vader never, ever stopped loving Padme. My favorite moment has to be at the end of the movie, when Vader-- just recently encased in the suit-- wakes up and says to Palpatine, "Master, where is Padme? Is she safe?" and his subsequent reaction to the Emperor's reply. Running a close second for Favorite Moment is when Anakin (already named Vader by Palpatine and doing evil shit) returns to Padme and, stroking her hair, assures her that "Everything will be alright, my love." He's just finished slaughtering the Jedi. Vader has a funny definition of 'alright', he does.
Jack/Daniel, Stargate: SG-1
This pairing makes me feel all nostalgic and stuff. Oh, for the golden days of SG-1, when the writers actually knew what they were doing and TEH EVIL 'SHIP was no where in sight. The odd friendship between Jack and Daniel was the basis of the first few seasons, and it's what drew me to the show. They're such opposites, but they work so well together. Daniel so has Jack wrapped around his little finger. ^_~ My favorite moment would have to be when Daniel, thought dead by the rest of SG-1, walks into the gate room at the beginning of Season Two. Jack, absolutely thrilled and relieved, grabs Daniel and hugs him in a room full of Marines, calling him "Spacemonkey". *happy sigh*
Sukina/Ellen, Rose Red
This one's kinda weird, but I absolutely love the way it works. Sukina and Ellen are so thoroughly messed up, but that's what makes them so cute. Sukina is Ellen's companion/friend/honorary sister, keeping her sane through her really f*cked up marriage to John Rimbauer. My favorite moment would be the one here, where Sukina and Ellen finally get rid of John by pushing him out a window. After completing their dastardly deed, they smile at each other and hold hands. Adorable. ^^;
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BJ/Hawkeye (B-Eye), MASH
Snape/Harry (Snarry), Harry Potter
Jim/Blair, The Sentinel