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One True Pairing meme

I'm back. Okay, I've been back, but haven't been posting due to the back injury. I went to the doctor, got meds, and it's mostly better now (better as opposed to there being tears in my eyes from it hurting so much getting out of the car on 7/2). I'm hoping to post a writeup with pictures of Portland by the end of this week.

In the meantime, I am belatedly responding to reannaremick's kind request to do this meme, though I will confess that I had to ask what OTP meant (here in Atlanta, it means Outside the Perimeter, aka I-285). I am still not sure I fully grasp it, to be honest, because I get the impression that it has some slash or fanfic elements to it, and that's not really where my fandom lies. I tend to pretty much stick with canon. So, instead, I'll spin it as this generation's great screen and literary romances, the people who go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong.

I'm sure I'm leaving some great examples off my list. I can feel it in the back of my brain. "You're leaving out such-and-such!" the brain scolds me. Unfortunately, the brain is not helpfully stating the names of such-and-such so I can include them, therefore, we have only the list of pairings that I can actually recall under medication during my lunch break. I'm not even touching literature with this one.

Without further ado, my One True Pairing nominees are:

  • Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The cheek scene. 'nuff said.
  • Eowyn and Faramir from Lord of the Rings. I wanted much more screen time for these two. Excellent chemistry between Otto and Wenham.
  • Delenn and Sheridan from Babylon 5. In some ways, I never really cared much for Sheridan, but "Sleeping in Light" just makes me bawl. I'm sure given a little time, I could come up with a better one than this, but I don't have that time right now.
  • Oz and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sorry, Tara, it's nothing personal.
  • Lex and Chloe from Smallville. Okay, it's not canon as far as I know (I haven't watched S4 at all), but I always thought they'd be a good match for one another despite the age difference.
I'm supposed to tag people to join in and participate. Maybe I should tag people that I consider likely to comprehend the OTP concept a bit better than I do. Please feel free to jump right in if you're one of those folks.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 12th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
One True Pairing
You're back! Yay! :)

* Piper and Leo on Charmed (WB)
* Trip & T'Pol on Enterprise - they had *Wow* chemistry from the first episode
* Damien & Veronica on Kevin Hill
* I'm not completely sure about Donna & Josh on West Wing - he's totally lost without her, but i'm not sure about her without him
*Paul & Jami from Mad About You
Jul. 13th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: One True Pairing
I was wondering if you were going to mention Mad About You. :)
Jul. 13th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: One True Pairing
how did you know i would mention Mad About You? :)
Jul. 13th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: One True Pairing
and, give me a date for a saturday in august so we can put in on the calendar! :)
Jul. 12th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
One True Pairing
Yay! You're back! :)

* Tripp & T'Pol on Enterprise - their chemistry was WOW from the 1st
* Piper & Leo from Charmed - sweet together
* Damien & Veronica from Kevin Hill- like minds
* Paul & Jami from Mad About You - b/c it was real everyday love - take out the trash, where's the remote love
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