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23 February 2010 @ 12:05 am
Inspired By A Post By ferdalump  
Ferd's post wasn't about this, but it made me think of my thoughts on this.

When it comes to OTP, we can all be pretty fierce in defense of our own. Especially when it's official canon. But in the end, everyone has their own choices of who should be together. Fine example? While I love my Clois and its 70+ years of canon, I'm also a huge HP Harry/Hermione fan. That said, I'm not going to dislike you just because you like Harry/Ginny or Ron/Hermione. I may be physically ill (*wink) over it, but it's your OTP. Who am I to fuss, especially since there's canon for it? I'll state my opinion, but I'm not going to attack you for it. On LFN? I was a Micheal/Nikita shipper (despite her occasional pettiness and his constant need to keep secrets) while many of the fandom shipped the two of them with everyone else but each other. Same with any pairing from SV. I liked Lana with him for about the first two years, then I really wanted him with Chloe for several years (until he hurt her too much and the Lana thing was just a never-ending cycle), and now I like the Clois. Honestly, everyone has dated everyone else over there and their canon is totally different from any other version of the universe. What's the point in fighting? In the end, my OTP is the pairing of the Movieverse, which is the one that's important to me. Beyond that? I'm happy with what I get. (I can hear the L&C fans on my F-List snickering even now. :P Except that version! You guys can keep that whole series! *LOL* No, really! XD)

My point is, I'm not just going to dislike someone for their pairing choices. That's stupid. There's more to life than fighting over that. And there are too many people out there that are interesting that I'd like to know to let an OTP stop me.

*looks up at the post* Does it show that this has been bugging me for a while? Okay, well, there's my twenty-eight cents. Back to your regularly-scheduled programming.
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Lois: Lois :: Cute Grinkalalanekent on February 23rd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
I think I really do fine with most OTPs, although I have to admit to a certain hatred of Superman/Wonder Woman. I had it forced down my throat by fanboys when I first entered the fandom because Lois was "a useless and bitchy character and why would he want to be with her when he could have a hottie with powers like Wonder Woman. Plus, Lois will be dead in about twenty years and look like hell while Diana's still fit and tight."

Needless to say, it infuriates me to this day. That said, I just don't read it or hang out talking about it. I'm even trying to explain my reasoning in Heirs. It really does stem from being told that Lois was good enough for him. But if you ship it, I don't mind. Go for it. I'm not going to dislike you for it. I just think that there's a better dynamic between Lois and Clark. That said, I actually loved Lynda Carter's Wondy growing-up. I know, shock of shocks, right? :D And she had Steve Trevor, so there you go.

Wow, sorry, had to get that out. Also tempted to add that to the post.

And I feel you with the AU. Hell, all of my writing is about giving a plausible ending to a film series that abandoned its OTP for the politics of the film-making. The Salkinds were assholes, so I was robbed, along with the other fans. So I'm trying to make it right and realistic. It really is about the road not taken. I totally feel you.

It's true! It's gotten pretty incestuous in that everyone has dated everyone else at one point or another. Or wanted to. It's just mind-boggling. I actually love the Clois over there because it makes sense for it to happen now. It really was too soon until this point.

I know, right? I was the same way about SR. OMFG, I love Brandon, but Kate? And the whole messed-up situation they put the OTP in? *headdesk* And my biggest issue with the film is their Lois. It's not even that Kate is a bad actress. She;s actually pretty good. It's that her Lois lacked the fire of Margot's version and she based her version of the character in a film continuation on another actress entirely. *headdesk* No, it's not where I would have gone with the film, but hey. I like it well enough. And, as we've seen, I totally panic over the thought of anyone taking the reins again other than Singer. At least with Singer, I know I won't hate the whole thing.

Yeah. I'm a freak over the portrayal of my OTP. *snickers*