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09 February 2004 @ 03:16 am
A brief list, in no particular order:  
1. My refrigerator has frozen my pickles. They're pickle-sickles. This amuses me to no end.

2. Saturday was lovely, and I got to spend it with tstar78, while our waiter, ManBot of the Bling Bling flirted. What more can a girl ask for? Plus, cheesecake!

3. The washing machine and dryer in my basement are posessed. They make noises not unlike screaming children.

4. Aren't possums supposed to hibernate? Also, is it strange that now whenever I look at that word/a possum, all I can think of is Teen Girl Squad?

5. Is it possums or opussums anyway, dammit?

6. I'm glad that I caved in and bought Angel S2. Good God, I *heart* this show. Although, strangely, it has the tendency to make me want everyone to be evil and a vampire. This may not be indicative of over all sound mental health on my part, but -- Darla! Angel! Lindsey! All evil! All vamped out! Sex! Destruction! Glee! ...I'm not seeing the *bad* here, you know, other that the...*bad*.

7. Kristin Kreuk has an amazing ability to look like a dead geisha girl in promo shots. It's unsettling, and disturbing.

8. So. Here's the thing. Remember back when everyone was naming their story? The one that tends to be what they find most interesting, that draws them in again and again (Me? I'm the Quest.)? Well, I was thinking on broad terms about the pairings I tend to be drawn to -- and it seems to me that what gets the most is any permutation on the Arthur/Lancelot vibe. I choose Lancelot here because I personally think Guinevere's a shrill and annoying bitch, and besides, the dynamic between Arty and Lance -- dear God I should be shot for typing that -- is more one of equals. It's the idea of two characters, who are friends and partners, one of which has a darker side and a hell of a lot of anger meeting up with a corresponding character who's just chock full of earnesty -- the kind of person who influences those around him/her to be honorable simply by virtue of the fact that they can't imagine otherwise, but who still have a kind of haunting vulnerability and a deep rooted kind of strength. As I said, the pairings I'm drawn to are *permutations* of this, but let's run down the list briefly, shally we? Rayk/Fraser, Sam/Frodo, Clark/Lex, Kurt/Ororo (XMM) and, hell! Eowyn/Faramir as well. Do you guys find recurring motifs in the pairings that attract you as well? Or, am I being like a fortune cookie here and way too general in my thinking?

9. Pickle-sickles. Heh.
 
 
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Dolimirdolimir_k on February 9th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
5. Is it possums or opussums anyway, dammit?

It's spelt opossums, but pronouned possums. The "o" is silent.

8. It's the idea of two characters, who are friends and partners, one of which has a darker side and a hell of a lot of anger meeting up with a corresponding character who's just chock full of earnesty -- the kind of person who influences those around him/her to be honorable simply by virtue of the fact that they can't imagine otherwise, but who still have a kind of haunting vulnerability and a deep rooted kind of strength.

Wow...that's perfect. If I had to point to something as a reocurring theme in stories I like/write, that would most definitely be it. Very well said.

1& 9. Heh!
Jerlugonn on February 9th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re:
I took a look on m-w.com (Webster's online dictionary).
Both possum and opossum are present, but possum just points to opossum. So I think possum is considered a valid variant of opossum.
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=possum
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=opossum

Also, the o in opossom is actually used in when pronouncing the word. The phoentic key: (&-)'pä-s&m wasn't too clear since I wasn't sure what (&-) represented. So I downloaded the sound file from m-w and listened. It isn't an OH sound, but there is a sound preceding the possom part of opossum, so opossum isn't pronounced the same as possum.

I know, too much info. :)
pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on February 9th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* No, no thank you! I totally appreciate it. Damned wacky marsupials.

pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on February 9th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* Thank you sweetie -- I think that's pretty much the pairing that I fall for more often than not, you know? Or, at least, the characters that get to me most are one of those two.

I'm wondering, though, how I'd go about defining the other archetypal pairings. *wanders off to ponder*
happyminion on February 9th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
Kristin Kreuk has an amazing ability to look like a dead geisha girl in promo shots. It's unsettling, and disturbing.

*falls over laughing*
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 9th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
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dude, seriously. Get Nifra to show you the link.

Dead. Geisha. Girl.

*randomly hugs Wendi*

Penemuelpenemuel on February 9th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
Bwahahahahahahahaaaaa!

Pickle sickles!

*falls over*
Jer: Yummy!lugonn on February 9th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
permutation on the Arthur/Lancelot vibe
That's so cool. I've never thought of this before, but I agree with you. It's like they are the prototype for every buddy movie ever made (well the good slashy ones anyway). Now I'm thinking about other favorite slash couples.
Seth/Ryan should count. Seth isn't quite as 'earnest' as Lance, but he has a certain amount of innocence, like Lance.
Bobby/St.John (XMM) - I think so.
Danny/Casey - this one is a bit harder to put into that pattern. Didn't you write them recently (or maybe that was your podmate)? What do you think?
Hell, even Ryan/Luke - Luke has a certain amount of earnestness and innocence inside, and it isn't like Lance never screwed around with the wrong woman.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on February 9th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Bobby/St. John fits the Arthur/Lancelot paradigm fairly well, as does Luke/Ryan, but Danny/Casey and Seth/Ryan... See, those slash couples to me fit a different archetype than the Arthur/Lancelot one. They're more helpmates -- more similar. More Castor/Pollux if you were to set aside the twincest.It's a situation of like calling to like, there -- whereas the other is a pairing borne of basic conflict, that can in many cases resolve itself easily as the two learn to complement one another.

And *grins* I wrote Danny/Casey -- kind of. A sort of script thing a while back. But thanks for your comment, you've really got me thinking now.
Jer: Spoon Envylugonn on February 9th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
I still want to argue for Seth/Ryan
I agree that Danny/Casey don't quite fit the paradigm, but I'll argue a bit more for Seth/Ryan.

Seth/Ryan
It's the idea of two characters, who are friends and partners Easy to see for S/R.
one of which has a darker side and a hell of a lot of anger Soooooooo Ryan, let us not forget "The Rival".
a corresponding character who's just chock full of earnesty I still think that Seth, with his innocence, fits the bill here.
But then you add that the earnest one is ...
the kind of person who influences those around him/her to be honorable simply by virtue of the fact that they can't imagine otherwise, but who still have a kind of haunting vulnerability and a deep rooted kind of strength. This isn't Seth. But it is completely Ryan again. From the time he arrived, Ryan has made the people around him want to become a better person (most notably Luke, but also true for Marissa, Seth, and Summer). You might be able to kill me here if you are inflexible about which guy (angry/earnest) gets this quality.

Finally, you added: a pairing borne of basic conflict, that can in many cases resolve itself easily as the two learn to complement one another. I think this is only untrue if you insist upon physical conflict. Both boys were scared when they met. They were so very different, different backgrounds, different attitudes and ways of viewing the world. If you want more conflict, you can recall Seth misunderstanding Ryan and yelling at him because he thought he was hitting on Summer, but making outup just minutes later when Seth is in trouble. The Seth/Ryan magic was that they easily resolved the conflict and learned to complement each other rather than fight in less than one day. And if you've seen Excalibur (I'm sure you have if you're a A/L fan), then you know that Lance's big thing was to find a man that he could befriend and to whom he could look up at with admiration and love - someone better than him. To Lance, this meant the guy had to beat him in battle, but for Seth, this is just someone that is a truly decent person that shows him some affection and helps him aspire to something more in his life. And Ryan being a hot little tough guy who will fight to defend him didn't hurt at all. Both Lance and Seth really just want a big brother to love and admire, and they both got it in Arthur/Ryan.

I *don't* think Seth and Ryan are basically the same/twins/C&P. I think they are *very* different people who make such a powerful complementary pair that they get along famously. I believe that most everything they do together is something that one took from the other. I don't think Ryan read comic books or played video games much in Chino - in Chino that was a way to get your ass kicked for being a nerd. It is something he now enjoys, but he started it to bond with Seth. Seth didn't go to gala parties and hit on the honeys. Seth loves music, Ryan listens to music to make Seth (and that bitch Marissa) happy. Bridging their worlds was the conflict.
Bean: blue eyed melonibarely_bean on February 10th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
Glad to see the opossum didn't eat you.

I made you a couple of icons. You don't have to use them. They just amused me.

nifpuppy! and yummy devil!