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Pairing meme - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Pairing meme
Gacked from gehayi.

Yeah, I'm a genficcer. I'm also bored.

1: Name a pairing that you absolutely would die for.
Remus/Tonks. I would love it to pieces and kiss JKR's feet. Er, well, okay, I wouldn't, especially since I'm sure she has bodyguards to prevent such a thing and also, ick, but I love R/T beyond all reason.

2: The pairing that you like.
Harry/Ginny. I'm not passionate about it, but I think it makes loads of plot and theme sense, and it would have such a nice, complete feel to it. Highly satisfying on a symbolic level, if not anything I especially care about on a character level.

3: You would give this pairing, or keep it.
Ron/Hermione. Shrug. It's canon. I like both people in it. They're good for each other, and their relationship would be good for Harry. But I can't be arsed to care all that much about it.

4: The pairing that you wouldn't really care about but still support it.
Bill/Fleur. Oh, she's pretty and he's cool. There's a good basis for a relationship. Nevertheless, it's canon, and hey--we might get a wizard wedding out of it, and I'm dying to see a wizard wedding.

5: You really hate this pairing to hell, and you wish it was never alive.
Snape/Lily. Good galloping G-d, are we totally incapable of thinking that Snape might have conflicts with James and Dumbledore--or later with Voldemort--that aren't driven by sexual jealousy or protection?
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buongiornodaisy From: buongiornodaisy Date: December 30th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I know that God is good, but galloping? Hmm. Depends on what mood He's in, maybe. ;)
gehayi From: gehayi Date: December 30th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm a genficcer too. I can't get into shipping scads of characters. I like Remus/Sirius (and I can't get into Remus/Tonks even for you, fernwithy), but that's about it. Oh, and I hate hate hate hate HATE Harry/Draco. Snape/Lily, Snape/James, Snape/Sirius and Snape/Remus are a four-way tie for second place. I don't believe that Snape's problems with MWPP were sexually based. I think that MWPP and Snape hated each other because the former were arrogant and bullying snots and because the latter was an equally arrogant, bitter, caustic bastard. Neither side was nice. Really.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 30th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Harry/Draco is irritating as hell, to the point where I flatly pretend it doesn't exist. Also, I figured I'd get in trouble if I listed four het ships among the ones I liked and the only slash ship in the "hate it and wish it would die" category. Besides, you'd already covered H/D.

I think Snape/Lily bugs me more because people try to make it an important plot point in the back story, like this great unrequited teenage horniness love was the cause of everything that happened. At least H/D doesn't try to shoehorn itself into canon back story (as far as I know).
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: December 31st, 2004 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought about that when I was gacking. :) My positive ships were all het, and my negative ships were R/S (I sail the R/S friendship), Sn/S and Sn/R (just don't make sense), D/G and D/Hr, and, now that I think of it, D/Harry. I'm not homophobic, but I just don't see any of them working. I don't like ships about enemies falling for each other because normally they ignore a great deal of characterization, and I have never gotten the R/S vibe when reading the books.

I am easily swayed by fanfics--I started out D/Hr from (purportedly) the first one of those fics ever; then went to H/H (Mena Raisin's Hermione's World); and then I became sort of D/Hr and H/H from the Draco Trilogy. And then I got to the Quill (though I still am not H/G).

But if I could be led to believe in H/H but not R/S, I don't much see it happening. ::shrug::

To each his own.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 31st, 2004 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yeah--I adore the R/S friendship. Comfortably sprung, with some neat areas of rough water, but you know they can sail through it, probably with a sardonic quip or two on the way. I don't know why, but I really think Sirius would have teased the hell out of Remus about girls. There's no evidence for it, but it seems right to me.
alkari From: alkari Date: December 30th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Draco / anyone (of either sex) !! IMHO, Draco as yet is not likely to love anyone other than his own reflection.

And yes, the Snape / Lily ship is one that should be torpedoed and sent to the bottom of the very deepest ocean trench. In very little pieces.

I really couldn't care less about Ron /Hermione - they will undoubtedly get together at some stage, but I don't care whether it is in Book 6, 7 or ten years after they leave Hogwarts.

Harry / Ginny? I can take that or leave it, and frankly, the thing I object to most about it is the whole One Big Happy Weasley family idea in fandom. And if I were Harry, I would certainly be more than a little wary about the possibility of having Molly Weasley as a mother in law!! The Weasley brothers woudl be fine ... but with her only daughter marrying her adopted son, Molly could be the MIL from hell. So I'd be suggesting a wedding and then a move to somewhere FAR away - LOL

chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: December 31st, 2004 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Draco: So, so true.

S/L: I hate this one as well, but I did read one very good fic (I think it may have even been pre-GoF) where Snape was very close to being IC.

R/H: I also just can't be bothered. What's the point of fighting when you *know* you're going to win?

H/G: I don't ship Harry with anyone. Ginny...is a possibility, but he's already part of the family. From now on, I shall sail the Good Friendship H/G!
daisan From: daisan Date: December 30th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
1: Name a pairing that you absolutely would die for.
Remus/Tonks. I would love it to pieces and kiss JKR's feet.

Yes! Come on, JKR, give Lupin a little love. He truly deserves it.
gehayi From: gehayi Date: December 30th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could see Remus with fernwithy's Tonks. Or with thistlerose's Sirius. But not with the Tonks or Sirius of Rowling. They haven't got enough depth. This is one of those situations where the fanficcers are better writers (and far better at characterisation) than the canonical author.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 30th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, the fanfic writers are writing about Tonks and Sirius, while JKR is writing about Harry--that makes a difference!
blackmaterials From: blackmaterials Date: December 30th, 2004 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've tried to write Snape in romantic situations and each time have utterly failed. My conclusion is that Rowling's Snape does not have the capacity to love, at least in the marriage-long-range sort of way. I don't think he's even interested; he seems pretty confirmed as a bachelor, and reluctant to change. (Now, if that poster on fanficrants had wanted to make a legitimate claim about character fluffiness, he should have used Snape rather than Vader. The incredible amount of OOC Snapes is utterly mindboggling. Snape adopting Harry? Isn't there even a line in Rowling that points out how unlikely that is to happen?)

kakegoddess From: kakegoddess Date: December 31st, 2004 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Slightly off topic, but you are now mentioned on Fandom Wank. I guess they linked to your journal because that poster on fanficreants mentioned you.

Back on topic, I can't stand it when people make Snape fluffy. Don't even get me started on M-preg :shudder: My least favorite pairing has to be Draco/ any of the Trio. I don't really have a favorite pairing, although I've become strangely attached to Remus/Tonks in recent months;)

Pardon my not telling you sooner, but Shifts is just wonderfully written. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 31st, 2004 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooo, I made the big time!
vytresna From: vytresna Date: December 31st, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, I just thought... Bill and Fleur's wedding could be our pleasant reason for leaving the Dursleys! Total leap of judgment, but... I really like it for some reason.

Love: Harry/Luna, because I'm a rabid Third Wave Potterite who finds that whole dialogue in 5:38 very warm and fuzzy.

Like: Remus/Tonks, but only because of Shifts. Otherwise it probably wouldn't have occured to me.

Meh: Remus/Sirius. Definitely works, but is it really necessary on top of their friendship? Also, Voldemort/Bellatrix, because it's somewhat likely but I feel squicky shipping Voldemort with anyone.

Whatever, I support it: Ron/Hermione, enough said

Hate: Whole ton of stuff here. Voldemort/Anybody (besides Bellatrix), Snape/Anybody (he's not at all attractive or prone to love), the shipping of obvious enemies, or the shipping of people with an age gap of twenty-five years or more. BellBottom is the worst ship I've ever seen, in ANY fandom.
vytresna From: vytresna Date: December 31st, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Then my sister had to go and tell me about Saruman/Eowyn. ARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!
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