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A couple years ago at a bash with the locals, we were talking about this memish thing going on where people were discussing their pairings through their fandom histories, and what that says about people. I couldn't see a pattern in mine, but Jo said she saw one... I just can't remember what it was. I was intrigued because I don't know that these pairings say much to me about who I am/what I like. Many are taciturn types, classic clams, paired with an anti-clam. But beyond that, I have no idea.

But these are the ones I was most fannish about and listed off when we talked about it at the bash, with a few additions for new things:
Joe/Chad (Laredo, '60s TV western)
Castillo/Crockett (Miami Vice)
Skinner/Mulder (X-Files)
Michael/Nikita (La Femme Nikita)
Spike/Buffy (Duh)
Doyle/Bodie (The Professionals)
Skinner/Scully (X-Files)
Steve/Kayla (Days of Our Lives, very formative)
Dom/Brian (The Fast and the Furious)
Chris/Vin (Magnificent Seven)

I would add at this point because I've written or vidded them (or thought about it):
Jack/Ianto (Torchwood)
Michael/Alex (Prison Break)
Don Eppes/Billy Cooper (Numb3rs)
Ed/Greg (Flashpoint)
Sherman/Cooper (Southland)

So, aside from the preponderance of slash, I have no idea if there's a pattern in these relationships and what it is. Do you see one? What are your patterns?

This post brought to you by my inability to concentrate on anything because I am freaking out about my dad. I did get a nice break the other day with fangirls coming over to watch Mag 7 together, which was a whole lot of fun and also we took a little side trip into Prison Break, which was fun. I showed them my Escapade vid and it was judged a success, so I think I might post that later today if I can get the credits fixed up. I don't think there's a lot of overlap between the audience at the vid show there and my LJ, so I'm not really worried about giving it away.

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Feb. 15th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not familiar with about half of them but, quite of the few I do recognize seem to be authority figure/protege.

As far as I can tell, my pattern is that I like stuff with dogs in it. I am deep.
Feb. 19th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Oh, that's interesting! Yeah, I can see that in many of them. I've always thought of my interest being in equals, but maybe it's not the role that is equal but the capabilities/personalities.
Feb. 16th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Insider/outsider - Dom/Brian, Skinner/Mulder, Michael/Nikita. Authority figure/lower on the food chain or less experienced (power imbalance) - Cooper/Sherman, Michael/Nikita, Skinner/Mulder, Buffy/Spike, Jack/Ianto.
Feb. 19th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Ooooo.... very interesting. Jackie also noted the authority figure thing. I'm going to have to think about this one. I do have a thing for outsiders, and maybe it's like the anti-clam thing, where you have to have an insider to balance the relationship.
Feb. 16th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
I used to love Laredo! I haven't watched it since my slash meter got turned on but I did see just a couple of days ago that the shows are being rerun on one of my cable channels. I'm not sure which, I'll have to investigate a little.

Castillo/Crockett were deinitely my pairing of choice on MV, we know how I feel about Dom/Brian, Vin/Chris is a favorite and Sherman/Cooper are delicious!

Now I'm really jonsing to watch some Laredo.
Feb. 19th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
I rarely meet people who've seen Laredo and know the joy of Chad and Joe and their unspoken love. ;-) We must talk about it at the con!!
Feb. 16th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Taciturn, classic clams and anti-clams, yes. But (this is the funny part) as much as I ship Chris/Vin, I consider the clam/anti-clam to be Chris/Buck. I think my lifelong fave pairing type is Odd Couple aka opposites attract because I'm usually looking for the way the two halves make a whole. Dom/Brian (even Brian/Rome), Starsky/Hutch, Starbuck/Apollo (OS), Jack/Daniel.
Feb. 19th, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
A few years ago, I noticed that I was going for increasingly taciturn guys -- it's like each one talked less than the one before. I definitely like the ones who do rather than talk, although there are always anomalies.
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