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The 30 Days, 30 Ships Meme
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?


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Xander and Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer



I know there are Buffy/Xander fans out there. I just don't happen to know any of them. Everyone I know is always so down on Xander.

So, we had Xander and Willow who were best friends since childhood, and Buffy comes along and is assimilated into that, but I really felt it got to the point where Buffy and Xander were the closest. Willow just... I don't know what they did to Willow, but I didn't like it, and I didn't think her friendships with either of them were as strong in the end as their friendship with each other.

They fought. Hell yeah, they fought. But I liked that they could tell each other exactly how they felt; if they were angry or hurt, they said so. They each got to be a little bit right and a little bit wrong, but the important thing was they were never afraid to tell each other the truth as they knew it.

And that's one reason I hate Buffy saying Spike was the only one who had her back. Because you know who always had Buffy's back?

Xander.

(OH! And we can't forget his "you're my hero" speech in season four.)

I know there's that EW interview where SMG says she was sure Joss was going to put Buffy and Xander together in the end, and I'd swear I read somewhere that she and NB went to Joss about it themselves. I wish it would have happened instead of the marginalization of Xander and deification of Spike we got in the last season.

I love best friends who make that transition to couplehood. This comes to no surprise to anyone who reads my fics or knows my ships. I really think these are two best friends who would've gotten there eventually.




Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren’t these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!

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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: July 26th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love best friends who make that transition to couplehood.

Amen. I might read some Xander/Buffy fic, and if I like them enough, I'll go watch the series. Yes, I know what you're thinking, but this is how I operate these days. Ship first, series second.

Also:
http://cal-reflector.livejournal.com/209806.html

mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 26th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's... backwards. I've never read any fic, so I can't recommend any or speak to the quality of what you might find.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 26th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could see Xander/Buffy. Especially after the way the series ended, with both of them ending up single again...

Why not?

Also, this is why there is such a thing as fan fiction. :)

mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 27th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
And why I love non-canon pairings. The creators can't mess them up.
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