yesnotoaster: (SGA)
I just finished reading all Madelyn's John/Rodney recs. I feel so accomplished. *beams*

I friended [ profile] sga_newsletter a few weeks ago, and I kept seeing mentions of Sparky. I quickly learned that it was the 'ship name for John/Elizabeth. I was curious about its origin (I'm used to names being smushed together, it might sometimes be ugly (Bangel?!?) but at least it's (usually) recognisable, unlike the weird HP 'ship name (Guns and Hancuffs, Pumpkin Pie, Leather and Library )), so I googled it and found out that it was named after the spark between the two characters. And then I laughed for five minutes.

The spark between the two characters? What spark? Sure, Elizabeth does seem to have a crush on John in some episodes, but that's it. I never saw anything more between the two of them. Hell, when I think about Elizabeth in a relationship in Atlantis, and by relationship I mostly mean sex, I think about Grodin, Bates and Ronon. And she could totally have Caldwell, too.

That's also why, when people ask "the big question" about who (Teyla or Elizabeth) Sheppard will end with, I roll my eyes. There have been moments between John and Teyla, but nothing that screams UST to me. I don't even think Teyla sees John that way.

The more I think about it, the more I cannot see John in a relationship on the show. He's...I don't know. Distant, maybe. Kind of untouchable. i can't see him play the love game.

And that's not because I'm a slasher at heart. I love Clex with all my heart, but on the show, I'm waving the Chlark flag. On SGA, though, the only pairings I can really see are Ronon/Teyla and Elizabeth/people-I-have-named-before. No John/anyone, no McKay/anyone. I guess I like the friendship pairings better.

Alright, enough thinking, I'm off looking for another source of recs. Oh, and you should totally read Shielded In My Armour, there's cuddling.


Apr. 10th, 2006 12:39 am
yesnotoaster: (Fangirl)
Thing number one: Scrubs is like the best 30 minutes show ever. More people should watch it and squee with me. There's dancing! And singing! And--and dancing while singing. Did I mention it's also funny? Because it is. And you should all watch it. *nods*

Thing number two: I have finished the first season of SGA.

See, when everyone started to get into SGA, I didn't think much of it. My father used to watch SG-1 and it didn't interest me at all. Then, I started to notice that a lot of authors I liked were starting to write SGA, that's when the show started to annoy me. I also noticed that a lot of great iconers were making SGA icons. (I swear to God, everytime I see an icon that I find extremely beautiful, it's either for SGA or Alias.) That's when I decided that I would never watch the show. Never! Muahahaha! But then, I made a banner for Madelyn and I got to look at pictures of Joe Flanigan, and the man IS pretty. However, I would not be won over just by a pretty face. Nuh-huh. In the end, though, it was the fandom that did it.

You see, I love fandom. I think coming into a new fandom is like exploring a new territory. The people that are just waiting for you to sit down to tell you their stories, the trees with the shiny fruits, that weird green slimy thing that doesn't taste so bad, the wild animals waiting for you to put a foot in the dark forest to jump on you and eat your arm... It's so exciting! And while I did find a couple of new fandoms recently (Supernatural and VM), they both have important factors that keep me from enjoying the new-fandom-feeling. Supernatural is too new, there's not a lot of place to make discoveries yet. As for VM, it's my lack of desire for fics. Don't get me wrong, I love these shows very much, they just don't fill my fannish needs.

I decided to watch SGA for the fandom. I wanted new territories to explore, new fics to read, new art to drool on. I wasn't expecting to love the show, and you know what? I don't. I like it, a lot, but I'm not in love with it. I am, however, completely in love with the characters.

I want to cuddle with Beckett and Zelenka and here them talk all night. I want Sheppard in my bed, for very different reasons. *eg* I want to sit with McKay's Japanese fangirl and watch him work and talk all day. I want to drink a beer with Ford and hear him talk about his grandparents. And I want to sleep with Tayla. She's so warm and peaceful.

Wow, that was a lot of words to say that I'm looking forward to my exploration of the SGA fandom. ^_^

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