L-chan (mellowcandle) wrote,

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The 30 Days, 30 Ships Meme
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?


Tomoyo and Eriol, Cardcaptor Sakura

I couldn't come up with a good answer for this one, so thanks to serena_b for bringing up E/T.

It's not that I don't *understand* it, per se. I love a non-canon pairing as much as the next girl. But what I don't get is where this one came from and why it's so ubiquitous. When I first started reading fic in this fandom, it seemed every other story was labeled "S&S E&T". It was just the default non-canon pairing, and it was like they couldn't have Sakura and Syaoran together without Eriol and Tomoyo being the B-couple in the fic.

I wrote it, too, when I first started, because that seemed how you got people to read your stuff. Go with what's popular. But *why* is it so popular? I have no idea.

I read a couple of pretty good fics back in the day, and I think if you have a strong writer with an original idea who really gets the characters, you can make just about any pairing work. In theory, I get why someone would like them, but I don't get why it's everywhere.

Is it still? I don't even know. I don't read much CCS anymore.

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!

Tags: 30 ships meme, fandom memes
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