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05 June 2009 @ 03:50 am
Belated pairing meme
So, I was confessing to entrenous88 about my newest addiction - Batman/Flash (Bruce/Wally) fic (yes, cartoons, comics, I have gone animated, people, are you happy now, world?!) and she said maybe I should do that meme that was going around last month where you list your top ten pairings and let other people comment on what trends they see. So...

Vaguely in order of adoption, these are my boys:

Spike/Xander (Buffy)
John Sheppard/Rodney McKay (Stargate Atlantis)
Sam/Dean (Supernatural)
Jack/Nathan (Eureka)
Connor/Murphy (Boondock Saints)
Dexter/Miguel (Dexter)
Jack/Ianto (Torchwood)
Nikolai/Kirill (Eastern Promises)
Mulder/Krycek (X-Files)
Batman(Bruce Wayne)/The Flash(Wally West) (Justice League)

let me have it. :D
outsideth3box: Creature of the nightoutsideth3box on June 5th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Looks to me like you have e thing for brainy with a side of dark.
darkhavens: crossed legs [me]darkhavens on June 5th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
This is true. Of course, the fact that the firstfic I ever read had Xander ritually cutting himself should probably have been a big clue for me about the dark thing. *g*
your royal pie-ness: fringe: froggyentrenous88 on June 5th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Ahahaha, I know just which one you mean! I was so new to fanfic, that I was like, wow, I can't believe a fic is dealing with cutting -- this must be very original! :D
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on June 6th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
It was my first fic ever! I didn't know original from a hole in the ground, and I was expecting to laugh myself silly at someone trying to pair Spike up with Xander. I was so innocent and clueless back then. *g*
your royal pie-ness: buffyverse: spike punk boientrenous88 on June 6th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Hee, totally.

I still love that fic.
darkhavens: jeremy sumpterdarkhavens on June 6th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
me too
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Xangel -- &suki_blue on June 7th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
And me. I re-read it a couple of weeks ago. Luffs.
kitty_poker1: Silver Spander by literatikitty_poker1 on June 8th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
me three
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on June 8th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
It's the dirty little secret of Spander fandom! *g*
Ruricruric on June 5th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Woah! Hello fellow late night owl!

Hmmm there's some twisted in here (Buffy, XF, Eastern Promises) and some OTPs (McShep, Winchesters).

I'd say it shows you're pretty well balanced *G*
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 5th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Hihi! :D

Twisted is a definite. Once I'd written them all out, I realised that about 7/10 of them are so completely fucked up.

As for OTPs, well, what can I say, I'm a one pairing per fandom kinda girl, and these are they. All of them. For the moment. But, given the way my rate of new fandom/pairing is accelerating, the number may well have doubled by Christmas. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hd; b2b [me]literati on June 5th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Despite what I just sent you, I can't really make a real top ten. There are way too many Harry pairings that I like above other fandom pairings, so. :P

I'm not familiar with the last one, but I can see all the rest you've chosen. ♥
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 5th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Well, you know what Batman looks like, and Flash is all... red spandex with a pair of little gold wings sticking out the sides of his headgear. Um... yeah. *blinks*

I know you and Harry the fandom bike are very happy together. *smooches*
Dani: BDS Connorumbralillium on June 5th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
I'm only familiar with about six of those pairings, but I'd say snark is a common factor, too. Gotta love those witty, sarcastic comebacks!
darkhavens: bds bj [literati]darkhavens on June 5th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, gods, yes. Snark is my weakness. I cannot resist. Not that I actually try... or not very hard, anyway. It's all such fun! :D
your royal pie-ness: buffyverse: spike punk boientrenous88 on June 5th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
Let's see...snark...darkness...twisted...sometimes power-differentials, sometimes partnerships...

It's so interesting to see all your pairings -- I'm glad you did this!
darkhavens: dexter & miguel holding hands [literati]darkhavens on June 6th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for poking me to do it. I'm seeing new things every time I look at the list now.

Power differentials... Huh. So there are. Not something I would have expected, but yis. :D

Snark is definitely my bulletproof kink when it comes to falling for new pairings. Even Dexter has snark, it's just all internalised and part of his mental monlogue. *g*
Denitamenomegirl on June 5th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
Judging by the pairings listed, I'd say that you like couples that are are never going to be so comfortable with themselves that they become boring.
darkhavens: bds towel-biting [literati]darkhavens on June 6th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh, that is so very true! I hadn't thought of it quite like that, but yes! None of them will never grow bored with each other because they will always and forever find something to bitch and snark about, some way to wind each other up. *g*
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: We Love Dicksuki_blue on June 7th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
I am absolutely flat on my back in shock over this latest pairing.

Now we need to persuade you to read Dick/Clark, Dick/Roy, Dick/Wally, Dick/Bruce and Dick/anyone with a twanger fic.
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 7th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
You're in shock?! I'm completely .

I've read a BatFlash fic that had a side of Dick/Tim (Tim was 16) but that's it. I have no knowledge of Nightwing, no idea who Roy is (though I feel like I should...?) and I'm afraid I one again OTPed on first contact, so Bruce and Wally won't be playing away with anyone else, thank you very much. There's just something in the Batman/Flash equation that curls my toes. :D

It has made me leave new McShep open in another tab while I continue searching for more BatFlash!

I need an icon. I looked through Ame's at IJ but nothing grabbed me by the throat. I may have to take my own caps and get Lit to work her magic. *g*
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Nightwing SukiBluesuki_blue on June 12th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Roy is Red Arrow, previously called Arsenal and before that Speedy. He was trained by Green Arrow. OMG, I'm such a geek, haha.

I have to say, I'm rather taken with the idea of Nightwing/Flash (but when Bart was Flash last year because I think of Wally and Dick as being best of mates). Anyways, Nightwing, is the hottest of the hot. He is beautiful. I prefer not to slash him with Bruce because I like the father and son relationship they have in canon. It's complicated and dark, but fascinating. And look how gorgeous he is: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/h0/h1813.jpg Dick Grayson was the original Robin before Batman fired him for dividing his loyalties between him and the Teen Titans (of which Wally was also a member). So Dick, with some influence from Superman, became Nightwing. The original Titans got back together about six months ago, Dick, Wally, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy and someone else I can't immediately think of.

Oh I luffs Wally!!! I could now launch into a massive speech concerning my feelings post-Infinite Crisis, but I better not because I'm hard to stop once I start. Oh, if you're interested in reading that ever (big Wally in that one), I'm sure I have copies.

I do have a stack of Justice League of America comics if you want them, going back for about three years. Now, I do remember an issue where Flash picked Batman up like a girl and carried him. That was a goooooooood issue ...

darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 15th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Now, I do remember an issue where Flash picked Batman up like a girl and carried him. That was a goooooooood issue ...

Oh, wow! I needs to see that. *g*

I have managed to 'acquire' (2GB of) digital copies of various titles, including the most recent volume of JLA, from 2006 to the present day.

Also Formerly Known As The Justice League (2003-2004), JLA Classified 2005 (#4-#9), Justice (2005-2007), Justice League Elite (2004-2005), Justice Society of America (2007-2008) and a bunch of other JLA issues between 1997 and 2007.

(Obsession is such an ugly word... *g*)

Having said that, I know how I am about the printed page, so I am ungodly tempted to say yes to your offer and then snatch your hand off at the wrist. I'm sure, if you waved a copy or two under my nose while we're dining, I'll be helpless to say no. :D

Nightwing iiiiiiiiiiiiis rather a hottie, isn't he? I can't put him and Bruce together in my head either, for the same reason, and not only because Bruce belongs with Wally, honest. *g*

So... this Infinite Crisis of which you speak - I should know about this? It is pertinent to my interests? :P

I really don't know how I'm going to go about juggling all the various canons, but JLA (animated) is my primary source of Wally love and the 'A Better World' storyline sealed the BatFlash deal for me completely.

I've now read every bit of fic I can find... twice. I will be posting fic just as soon as I stabilise my vision of Batman. (And sitting here watching Tim Burton's Batman is really not helping. *g*)

And I still need an icon! *prepares capping finger*