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13 October 2010 @ 04:57 pm
Pic!Spam: Top 10 TV Ships  
This is part two of my top ten frenzy with tidbit2008. This was hard for me in a completely different way than my top ten female characters was, because generally I'm not hugely shippy. Also, I'm lazy, so no header graphic this time.

Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do. And we can do it together. But if you're too much of a coward for that, then burn. If I can't convince you that you belong in this world, then I don't know what can. But do not expect me to watch.

10. You have no idea how I struggled with this one. In the end, Avery convinced me it had to be on here. In her words, my "Big Damn Brain was fighting with my shipper heart." Because as much as I really do love Angel and Buffy, I also just don't really know that I think they should be together. They're epic. They're star crossed. They hurt each other. They make make each other weak almost as much as they make each other strong. I don't even know how to describe my feelings about these two. Which is probably why I wasn't even going to have them on the list. But that would have been a lie. So here they are.

Sam, Sam, the sunshine man. Get on the couch, I'm gonna do you right now.

09. Lolz fever. I am 100% serious about this. I ship him with everyone (especially me). I get giddy at his scenes with Mallory and Ainsley. Do want him and Amy. Can anyone say hot? I love the idea of him and Donna. I actually don't really ship him with Laurie simply because his whole thing about saving her makes me uncomfortable, but their friendship dynamic is adorable. Did I mention I ship him with me?

Stanley… we’re gonna live together, and we’re gonna love together. And we’re gonna have so much fun. And a little pain. And… we’re gonna live a life that’s just gonna make other people die with jealousy, wishing they were us.

08. TBH, these two are just cuteness to me. I was so mad when they broke up for no reason at all, and while I knew they would get back together, their wedding shocked the hell out of me, so that was nice. And now they're having a bb Angela/Hodgins. Cuteness. I really don't have anything deep to say about them. They're adoraballs, and I love them. The end.

I've been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today. The advice he'd give me, which'd be something like, "Know what, babe? Fuck it. These guys know all about me. Tell them about someone else." So I thought I'd tell you about a hero of Chris's: a man called Captain Joe Kittinger. In 1960, climbing into a foil balloon, Captain Joe ascended 32 kilometers into the stratosphere. And then, armed only with a parachute, he jumped out. He fell for four minutes and thirty-six seconds, reaching seven hundred and forty miles per hour before opening his parachute five kilometers above the Earth. It had never been done before, and it's never been done since. He did it just because he could. And that's why Chris loved him - because the thing about Chris was, he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. And he was the bravest boy - man - I knew. And that was - he flung himself out of a foil balloon every day. Because he could. Because he was. And that's why - and that's why we, we loved him.

07. I loved these two from Chris's season one episode, when it wasn't romantic at all. I just loved that Jal was there supporting him unconditionally when he needed it more than anything and no one else was there. And because of that he let her into a piece of himself that no one else got to see. I never imagined I'd get them when his series two episode started. And then I got "fuck it" and "yes" and they were right there challenging each other and falling in love and being amazing. Love. Also, I love her speech at his funeral more than pretty much anything.

PARKER: So I have to tell you something.
HARDISON: Okay. (pause) Did- did you want to talk now?
PARKER: Yeah, okay. So, the thing is, I think that maybe I might be having feelings. Like weird, weird feelings f-... For...pretzels!
HARDISON: Pretzels. Okay. Well, they're right here, when you want them.

06. lasdkjf aldkfjl Pretzels. Guh, I think these two are my newest OTP. I love them so much. It kind of snuck up on me. Originally, I was like, hmm, well that's kind of cute. They're my favorites and they have a cute chemistry going on. And now I'm like ZOMGLOVEFOREVER. I just love everything about their dynamic. I love that it's like he's totally amazed by her. And he's protective because he knows that her letting her humanity show is so hard for her, and he just gets her in as much as anyone can or does. I love how she gets jealous, but she doesn't quite understand it, and I love her fear when she did finally get it. She has feelings for pretzels, ok, and he gets it.

MAL: Ready to get off this heap, back to civilized life?
INARA: I, uh... I don't know.
MAL: Good answer.

05. These two. Guh. Definition of pretty. Their UST is unparalleled. They have this beautiful ability to make me laugh and break my heart all at once. They say so much with just looks. And you know there's so much more there that they're not even saying to themselves. Perfection. (I hate you Joss Whedon for telling me things about them that I didn't want to know, and it never happened onscreen, so it's not my canon. So there.)

I wanted to give a speech today about how our lives can be anything we want them to be, about how 'the future is now.' But I cannot give that speech. Not anymore.

04. When I was looking at my list and planning this, I commented that very few of my ships have happy endings. And these two are the most doomed of them all. Not only are they an interracial pairing in the 60s, Meg ended the season by leaving without knowing if she'd ever be able to return home or to her family or friends ever again. Guh. Doomed indeed. But they're also probably the most perfect for each other. They're innocent and sweet and, at the same time, their struggles are nothing if not mature. They meet at the record store to trade music, but they also get stopped by the cops just because he's a black boy walking a white girl home at night. I seriously can't even with these two. I'm crying just writing this. (I think I need to do an AD rewatch.)

I just figured it out. Why I sleep so much better in your apartment. You make me feel safe.

03. Oh these two. They're pretty much the bane of my existence because they're the only reason I maintain watching the shit show that is General Hospital. But they're so pretty. And every once in awhile we still get really good scenes out of them. In a show that doesn't know how to do subtle anymore, Jason and Sam got amazing build up twice. I don't think it's possible for a ship to be destroyed more than they were in 2007, and for a long time it seemed impossible that they'd ever come back. But they did, and they still sparkle so much. When they're allowed to. IDK, I have a lot of JaSam love and there was never a question that they'd be this high on my list, but I have a hard time waxing poetic about this show right now. Let's just say <333 and leave it at that.

AMY: I have wit, I have charm, I have brains, I have legs that go all the way
down to the floor, my friend.
JOSH: You don't have to...
AMY: Don't talk to me.

02. This was a ship that I knew from the very beginning was never going to last. They were in the way of one of the longest time coming ships ever. My problem was that for me, they were perfection. I know you'll all be shocked to hear that I love Amy. :P But that's not the only reason why I love them so much. I think they're hilarious together, and they fight as much as not. (I'm pretty sure arguing is some form of foreplay.) But, at the same time, I think if they'd ever given it another shot, they could have made it work, and it would have been amazing. There was that whole scene with Donny and Amy where it was implied that Amy doesn't know Josh very well, but I will forever maintain that no one will ever get him like Amy does. (Side note: I'm so annoyed that I couldn't find a picture of MLP and BW together, ugh. So, I will have to settle for the fact that I just discovered BW thinks Josh and Amy should have ended together. *stars in my eyes*)

It'll be fun, it'll be a thrill. Something stupid, something bad for you. Just something different. Isn't this the point of being young? It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minute you haven't lived.

01. So, this being number one might be a surprise to some of you? I'm not sure. I don't really talk about them anymore. Mostly because David Rosenthal dashed my spirits and killed my soul with the evil ending to a poorly written seventh season. However, I like to pretend that season never happened, and they are still and forever my number one. They were my first ship. They got me into fandom. And I will forever maintain that they were a perfect balance for each other. She helped him slow down sometimes and stop wasting his intelligence. He helped her let go a little and live. They were equals and an amazing team. Always. And right now they're off traveling in Asia or chilling in their house eating guacamole. My canon.

Phew, the end. :)
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
i already forgot your names: er; george + juliannatidbit2008 on October 13th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Sam/Everyone makes me LOL like a lot. And yes you and your Big Damn Brain, of course Bangel had to be there :) And I fully support your RL canon. We keep protesting on the Firefly canon but I think we're both protesting a little too much *sigh*

I just figured it out. Why I sleep so much better in your apartment. You make me feel safe.

BUT, you couldn't even let me be caught up for like even half a minute *pouts* LOL. Oh well, IT'S AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL, AS ARE YOU <3

Also I would like to note that I am, to a certain extent, responsible for 3 of your OTPs *g*
toph.: GH - JaSam; vulnerablecatkirk7 on October 13th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hee, I like that you support my RL canon even though you haven't even seen the ending. <3 I know I know, they had to be there. *grudging* LOL. *lalalalalalala* Inara is fine. *lalalalalala*

Yesssss, perfect quote. lovethemsomuch.

Haha, I'm sorry, but you know it's your fault. And thank you m'dear. You're amazing-er, obv.

That's true. You are. Haha.
i already forgot your namestidbit2008 on October 15th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I'm a good friend like that *g* hee, silly goose. Yeah, how's that working for ya? *tilts head*


Details, details :P Oh, please, you are Queen Chris. How could I possibly top that? :)

*g* I'm a good friend like that ;)
blove13: [gh] jasam * love on the couchblove13 on October 13th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Purty picspam is purty.

You should know I'm including myself in that Sam/Everyone. In fact, in my head, it's more like Sam/Kelli. *shrugs innocently*

I *LOVE* the black and white picture of Angela and Hodgins. Like love. I've never seen it before. But she looks absolutely gorg. I stared at that longer than anything else. Hee.

Parker/Hardison. Mal/Inara. Rory/Logan. Sam/Jason. <3<3<3 somuchlove.
toph.: Leverage - Parker; glasses smilecatkirk7 on October 13th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Danke, lover.

I believe we've all discussed that I loved him first and most, and you can't steal him from me. But I'm sure I would enjoy a Sam/Kelli scene as I was very serious with my Sam/everyone.

Hee. She does look gorg. It's like the only picture out there of TJ Thyne and Michaela Conlin out of character. So, luckily, it was pretty. :D

Lori Jo: TV: Glee-Rachel/Emmaitsstillmelori on October 16th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeeeee! This makes me happy! You have such awesome taste.

And I don't think I ever knew that you liked Logan/Rory! LOVE them! ♥
toph.: GG - Rory and Logan; Vineyard Valentinecatkirk7 on October 18th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
LOL. Why, thank you. I have amazing taste, if I do say so myself.

<3 I love them forever and ever, but it doesn't surprise me that you didn't know. The end was so bitter minus the sweet that I just kind of stopped with the fandom and I haven't really talked about them in a long time. But they will always be my number one.