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it was the greatest week and a half of my life - Idiot Control Now
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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
it was the greatest week and a half of my life
The 30 Days, 30 Ships Meme
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?


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Robin and Barney, How I Met Your Mother



HOW DID THEY SCREW THIS UP?

It should have been awesome. Awesome plus awesome equals double awesome.

Instead, we got some bizarro math in which awesome plus awesome equals pathetic.

We had an entire season where Barney was dealing with being in love with Robin. A WHOLE SEASON. The episode where she and Ted were trying the friends-with-benefits thing, and she's explaining why they ended it:

Robin: He can't separate the physical from the emotional. He's all like--
Barney: I love you.
Robin: Exactly.

.... Made me cry, people.

Then the writers got them together and decided, Hey, let's break them up for no real reason, because the audience likes Barney better as a manwhore. Um, I don't know about other people, but I like character growth. I thought this was a good arc for Barney, and then it was all reset-buttoned.

But look at them hanging out in "Zip Zip Zip" and tell me there's no chemistry there. This could have been so much better than what we got.



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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Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
Current Music: sandcastles in the sand--robin sparkles

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Comments
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 9th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am in complete agreement with everything you said. I was sooooo mad at what the did to their relationship...like they just wanted to erase it and pretend it never happened. So stupid. I like Barney the Manwhore too, but the guy's got to grow up at some point.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 10th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, exactly. At some point, manwhoring is just sad rather than funny, and that's where I am with Barney. I hated seeing him fall so hard for Robin and then going back to shit like "the perfect week" like he learned nothing from that.
2 pathetic excuses or justify your existence