When you see this, post five unpopular fandom opinions in your journal.
1} Even after multiple viewings, Kirk, Bones, Sulu, Pike, Chekov, Papa Kirk, and just about everyone else > Spock. Actually, that feeling only grows with repeated viewings. This does not make me a bad intellectual.
2} Overall, I think Buffy is Joss Whedon's weakest work. Yes, that includes the abysmal front half of the first season of Dollhouse.
3} I'm a Noel girl who really liked Ben, for the most part. You know, until the cheating and time travel.
4} I liked Jo, dammit.
5} I also liked Bela before the lightswitch, didn't mind Anna, thoroughly enjoyed Katie Cassidy's Ruby at times, and friggin loved "Ghostfacers."
List 10 (or however many) platonic male/female relationships in fiction that you enjoy. My attempt at rules:
1} They interact in canon, preferably in a significant (apply your own interpretation of such) way.
2} They are not related. They can, however, view each other as surrogate family.
3} Neither has confessed or implied romantic love for the other in canon.
4} They have not dated, been married, had sex, or made out in canon, on purpose, and of their own free will.
5} A popular fanon ship is ok (though preferably not your ship) but a canon pairing you wish were just friends is out.
6} Try to avoid using the same character or series twice.
7} They don’t have to be friends.
Chloe Sullivan and Oliver Queen, Smallville. My Chlollie-loving heart aside, these two have such a great dynamic. Matching intellects, lots of snark, and a loyalty to each other (and a common cause) that makes for twisty, delicious darkness when their strong wills clash.
Michael Guerin and Liz Parker, Roswell. Again, I ship these two. But in canon, their relationship was such a complicated one - and such a missed opportunity for a great friendship. They're so much more alike than either of them would ever acknowledge, and while there were some great moments sprinkled throughout the series, the show never capitalized on the potential.
Ronon Dex and Teyla Emmagan, Stargate Atlantis. These two have the purest, most supportive relationship - Teyla was the first person Ronon trusted after years on his own. He's insanely protective of her (in that way only gigantic baby brothers can be), but never lets that get in the way of his respect for her.
Spike and Winifred 'Fred' Burkle, Angel. The biggest reason why the advent of Illyria broke my heart. We got a glimpse of this side of Spike with Dawn, but with Fred, there was something almost tender in his relationship with her.
Jason Walsh and Casey Schraeger, The Unusuals. It's so rare for two strong leads of the opposite sex to have no shippy vibes whatsoever, but there's such a strong, solid bond and partnership between these two that it's thrilling. It's a shame the show died such an early, undeserved death.
Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburn, Firefly. Probably the biggie, as far as canon friendships go. There's a balance here that Zoe keeps in constant check, and Mal refuses to recognize in anything he says (but acknowledges in everything he does). I don't think either could make it without the other.
Noel Crane and Elena Tyler, Felicity. Elena's straight-laced, straight-talking tunnel vision and Noel's creative, quick-talking neuroses made for great scenes and priceless moments ("Why are you speaking so SLOWLY?!"), few and far between as they became as the show went on. You always got the sense that they were the grown-ups, policing their unruly brigade of child-like friends, and they had a healthy mutual respect.
Starbuck and Helo, Battlestar Galactica. In between his epic love affair with a single Sharon model and her unhealthy relationships with Adama men (and Anders), their solid friendship was a nice dose of levity.