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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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athenesolon: Ultrawoman and Supermanathenesolon on February 23rd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
*Points to icons* While I love the series, what does it say about me that this is my (second) favorite ep of the whole series (my first being "Sex, Lies and Photographs from season four... probably one of the most overlooked of all the eps from the whole series)? The one where Clark DOESN'T have his powers but Lois does (and I think it's also one of the ones that has less humor)?

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.

And WB/Singer decided to throw the OTP out the window just for kicks on top of it (although something tells me that were to ACTUALLY have gotten that sequel rather than a god*mn reboot we might have seen it.


Ferdalump said:

It's tricky when a certain character in one OTP happens to be a vital member in another person's beloved OTP.

Believe me, I'm seeing this now in another one of my fandoms with the introduction of Routh's character Shaw on "Chuck." I was a die-hard Chuck/Sarah shipper there for a long time and the movement away from that ship and into the new ship (Shaw/Sarah) has had some rabid fans going crazy over the new development. (BTW, I'm not one of the rabids because the growth away was built in and made sense to the overall personality of the characters... my biggest pet peeve is when it DOESN'T make sense to the character's personality)

I kind of grew up with Cain/Hatcher as the actors I most associated with Lois and Clark/Superman but I have to say to this day that Reeve is the much better Kal/Superman and if I was to pick one pairing over the other as my personal ultimate version of the OTP I would be in tears trying to make a decision. Never could there be two more different versions of the pairing.

I actually thought about the difference in versions of Superman/Clark/Kal and started writing about it but haven't gotten it coherent enough to post to my journal. Oh and to this day I have to say if I was to pick a Superman it would still be hands down Reeve/Routh over Cain's any day.
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on February 24th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
The biggest issue with me and LnC is that I just never was able to be down with the 'romantic comedy' aspect of it. The show really was never very serious, which was fine for most, but I'm not really big on conventional humor. And it's meant as no offense to those of you that like it, but I'm famous on my F-List for being one of the very few non-fans. *shrugs* You never get over your first love. ;)

That said, I actually liked Cain's Clark, although I thought he was just a little too hip.

About Singer and his version, I have to be honest. As much as I hated it when I first saw the set-up, I can see the reasoning behind having her get involved with Richard and all of that. The end of the Lester version with the kiss is a cop-out. As difficult as including Jason made things, it also made sense. And yes, I agree that Bryan had a plan for the sequel. The suck is that we may never see what he envisioned. *kicks the WB*
athenesolon: SR gossip pageathenesolon on February 24th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
The biggest issue with me and LnC is that I just never was able to be down with the 'romantic comedy' aspect of it. The show really was never very serious, which was fine for most, but I'm not really big on conventional humor.

Hey, I understand that. Honestly when I was younger I was kind of "Meh, give me SeaQuest DSV" the first year of it (sacrilege I know but I WAS only around ten at the time and it did have a more grown-up bent to it) so I didn't pick up on the setup stuff. I think I only caught a handful of eps when it was first playing (one of which being "Ultrawoman.") It took going back to watch it again for the first time on the WB.com for me to appreciate it (then again, I do so love a GOOD romantic comedy and LnC had the good stuff in spades for the first year or so). Too each their own I say.
Lois: Lois :: Cute Grinkalalanekent on February 25th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
I actually did watch LnC For two years. After that, it was just a little too much. That said, if another friend hadn't made me watch one of the later episodes, I would never have heard one of my now-favorite Clois songs. So, while not my cup of tea, it had its uses.

And absolutely! We all have our favorites and no one should be forced to choose. :D