I stole this from VoiceActressKurutta because it looked like fun.
Six Pairings I Like:
2. Tobey x Wordgirl
4. Scully x Mulder
Three Ships I've Abandoned:
8. Willara or Twillow or whatever they call the Tara x Willow ship
Three Ships I've Never Liked:
(let's be controversial, yeah?)
10. Ummmmmmm Bangel
Two Ships That Have Piqued My Interest:
13. Spike x Tara
1. Why do you dislike #11 so much?
I took a disliking to it from the beginning, because of how predictable it was. Oh, look. The heroine has met a handsome but broody guy with hair that sticks up. Like Angel. But I'll get to that later. Maybe my dislike of Bangel put me off at the beginning. But it was completely justified, as it turns out. The relationship, and the love triangle engulfing it, destroyed the series. Plain and simple. Character development, conflict, anything that makes a show worthwhile - they were all abandoned in lieu of Korra gettin' her man. And that's all I really have to say. What a disappointment.
2. Who do you know that ships #13?
Um... no one and everyone. A lot of Spuffy shippers are willing to... entertain... other crack-pairings involving Spike and Buffy. Especially Spike. Because Spike is one of the most ludicrously shippable characters, ever. I have seen, in my time, more than 40 individual ships involving Spike. Wow. Anyway, Spike and Tara are one of the more popular crack-ships, due to the fact that they were both in kinda miserable relationships at roughly the same time. (Which means that Spike/Tara stuff is often dangerous, because sometimes it delves into gross Buffy bashing. But other times it's just cutesy fluff, and that's a-okay.)
3. What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3?
Dunno. I've seen it done in a couple creative ways. I suppose anything that makes them work together and talk with one another. Preferably after the series ends, when they've both grown up a bit. Maybe they both get jobs at the ministry, and have to work together! And they irritate each other horribly, because they're both horrendously arrogant people! But then they begin to recognize each others' merits! And then they fall in love! Okay, that works.
4. What is your favorite moment for #1?
This isn't a single moment, I'm afraid. But in season 7 of the show, they finally understand each other. They have a relationship built on respect, forgiveness, trust, and all of those warm, fuzzy things. And it's really beautiful, especially when compared to the nastiness of the season before. I suppose if I had to pick just one moment, I'd go with the scene where all of Buffy's friends turn against her - except for Spike. She's turned away from her own house, but Spike finds her and offers her comfort and unconditional support, and it really just warms the heart to watch.
5. How long have you been following couple #2?
Well, I got into the show in junior high, took a break for a couple of years, and then started watching it again in 11th grade. So... a few years.
6. What's the story with #8 ? What made you stop caring?
Well, Willow became a horrible person and started treating Tara poorly. That's about it, really. People really idolize this ship. Like, a few months ago there was a stupid poll on the Entertainment Weekly website - Bangel vs. Spuffy. (Spuffy won, by the way. ) Anyway, a number of the comments were something along the lines of "Neither! They're both screwed up! Not like Willow and Tara, lesbian queens!" Ummm... no. Willow invaded Tara's mind, erasing memories. Memories of fights, memories of Willow abusing magic. She manipulated Tara in really gross ways. And when Tara found out about it, and threatened to leave - Willow did it again. It was really, really sick. So now I have a lot of trouble appreciating the ship at all.
7. Which ship do you preferó#2 or #4?
Oh, definitely Tobey and WordGirl. I have a longer history with that one. I've only been watching The X Files for a little over a week.
8. You have the power to make one ship non-existent. Choose from #10 or #12:
Hmm. Tricky. You see, I have a greater dislike for #10 - Angel and Buffy's relationship pushes a LOT of my wrong buttons, and it just feels super gross and questionable to me. Like, Angel fell in love with Buffy the moment he saw her... when she was 15 and he was watching her from a car. Because he "saw her heart". Um... no. Nopety nope nope. (He was a 200+ year old vampire who was physically in his late twenties, by the way.) And their relationship was really distressingly codependent. And involved dialogue like "When I kiss you, I want to die." THAT ISN'T ROMANTIC.
Also, when Angel has his soul taken away, he has a disturbing fascination with corrupting innocence. So I'd argue that Angel is STILL really fixated on innocence when he has a soul - but on PROTECTING innocence. And that's what Buffy is to him. (he saw her heart, after all. gag.) So he needs to PROTECT her. And make decisions for her. And interfere with her life even after he's left.
Also, a guy in his late twenties deflowering a girl who is just barely 17? Like, it's actually her birthday 17? Kinda skeevy. And illegal in California, I think.
Anyway, so I REALLY don't like Bangel. (Apologies to those who do like it - you have every right to enjoy it! )
But... I'm not sure I'd want to make it non-existent. Because the relationship was a major part of the development of both characters. With Angel, loving Buffy is what gave him the motivation to become a hero, where before he mostly sulked around and was generally useless. He became a great guy, and Buffy was key in that. And with Buffy, loving Angel made her... um, well, it made her really reluctant to trust anybody. Because Angel really ripped her heart out. I guess that may not be a change for the better, but it was a major part of her character. So I guess... I wouldn't want to take that away from either of them. Bangel was important, no matter my feelings toward it. (Maybe I could live with it being romanticized a little less, though.)
On the other hand, I really don't care for Johnlock. If the ship vanished, I can't think of any negative consequences. Just a more sane fandom.
9. What interests you about #14?
Frankly? I think that Sherlock is asexual. But there's this artist who draws Sherlolly and I love looking at her pictures. The cutest stuff you'll ever see. So I don't ship it, exactly, but... I guess I lean a little bit in that direction?
10. When did you stop liking #7?
When I realized that I did not like Korra as a character, and that Bolin deserved better. Plain and simple. I can't tell you exactly when that was, because I held on to that ship for a long while. But... I'm over it, now.
11. How did your waning interest in #9 affect your interest in the book?
It was actually quite the opposite! My waning interest in the series affected my interest in the ship. For those of you who don't know, I developed a distaste for Harry Potter after the last book was released. So at first? I was really invested in Ron and Hermione. But I started to grow indifferent and, eventually, bitter. I felt that Ron and Hermione had the sort of high school drama relationship that would only last about 6 months in the real world. They had nothing in common, aside from a best friend. And you can't build a solid marriage on just that. xP Then I discovered Dramione, and never looked back.
12. What's a song that reminds you of #5?
"Don't Answer Me" and "Since the Last Goodbye" by The Alan Parsons Project. Really, the album that the songs come from, Ammonia Avenue, is basically just Aperture Science in musical form.
13. Which of these ships do you love the most right now?
Oh, Spuffy. I just really, really love Spuffy.
14. Which do you dislike the most?
Bangel. It kinda makes me really uncomfortable, actually.
15. If you could have any of these pairings double date, who would they be?
I would die for a Spuffy/Cangel double date. Buffy, Spike, Angel, and Cordelia all out to dinner. Wow. I'm sure that there's about a million fanfics where this happens, actually.
16. Have #5 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes.:
Who knows? In canon there were only vague hints about this relationship. Officially, it was just a secretary and her boss. But... there were definitely... signs.... that there was more goin' on. So my guess is a yes.
17. Did #4 have a happy ending? Do you think one is likely?
I don't know! I'm only in season 2! But I really hope so, because they just complement each other so well! And they have so much respect for each other, and both of them freak out when the other is in danger, and understand each other, and basically it's like a light version of season 7 Spuffy, but without all the painful history. And, like I said, it's only in season 2. So... I'd guess yes, though I hope the narrative never focuses on that too much.
18. What would make you start shipping #14?
If I started believing that Sherlock had any sort of interest in romantic relationships.
19. If only one could happen, which would you preferó#2 or #6?
#6, Cangel, because I really, really wish that they'd had the happy ending that they deserve. "I guess we missed our moment" is probably one of the most depressing lines to ever grace TV. Also, if Tobey and Becky never get together in WordGirl? That's okay! Better than okay, really. I'd rather imagine that they grow up, first.
20. You have the power to decide the fate of #10 . What happens to them?
They get over each other completely. Buffy realizes that Angel, though an important part of her past, really doesn't have a place in her future. Angel realizes that both he and Buffy are very different people than they were back when they were in love. They remain friendly in that awkward way you see between people who used to be in love. Buffy works things out with Spike, and Angel is happy for them both, because he sees that Spike makes Buffy happy - something that he, himself, couldn't do.
And I'd love it of Cordy could rise from the grave and sweep Angel off his feet, too.