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Why Vir Deserves WAY More Sex in Fic (for astrogirl2)

Getting back to my rants and raves, astrogirl2 requested a rant on Vir and how he is underappreciated. I hope she doesn't mind that I've altered the thrust (heh) of the rant a little. *g* Without further ado:

Why Vir Deserves Way More Sex in Fic

LJ B5 fandom has blazed new trails and written numerous excellent examples of Londo!Porn. But I believe it's now time to focus our creativity on his younger, more innocent attache. Behold- a manifesto:

I.

Vir makes porn cute.


To expand on the concept: While I certainly enjoy the tentacle porn written for Londo, an older character who has, shall we say, been around the block many times, there's something to be said for the blush of first-time-y-ness that seems to permanently surround Vir when it comes to matters of passion. Vir is a great big ball of geeky, earnest, painfully shy nerves around the fairer sex. To be honest, that deeply resonates with my own sexual innocence. When Vir blushes in my stabs at Vir!Porn, there's a little of me in there too. *g* But even if you're an old hat at the porn, you might find you enjoy embracing a character for whom sex looms so large, so daunting, and so very, very important to get right- so important that he seeks the counsel of female acquaintances and hangs on to their every uncertain word of advice.

II.

Vir makes porn soothing.


Don't get me wrong- I love the anger and frustration and tragedy and passion of Londo!Porn too. But when you're in dire need of comfort, as I have been in recent days, Vir!Porn is the perfect remedy. Vir!Porn is like that favorite, fluffy blanket of yours that you burrow under on cold winter mornings- or a particularly good cup of tea. Vir, I believe, likes to cuddle almost as much as he likes the sex itself. He is also exceedingly gentle and giving. Like his older friend, Vir knows it's important to take one's time and to ensure that his partner is enjoying herself just as much as he is. Unlike his friend, Vir cannot recite romantic poetry in five languages while in the midst of the act, but you can be sure that whatever he does say is completely honest and always kind. Whereas Londo!Porn can carry with it a certain element of recklessness, Vir!Porn is all about safety and warmth.

III.

Vir is a romantic hero, and romantic heroes are supposed to get sex.



Sic Transit Vir, Vir's one chance at playing the romantic lead, is such a telling episode. And one of my favorite moments speaks especially to his suitability as a romantic figure. When Vir and Lyndisty run into a Narn seeking vengeance, Vir doesn't even have to think about what to do- he tells Lyndisty to get behind him and steps up, perhaps foolishly considering his usual meekness and pacifism, to defend her honor. O. M. G. Every time I see that completely natural, completely sincere act of heroism, I just want to take him down right there in the corridor and ravish him.

Vir is a compassionate, honorable young man. He always keeps his promises and always thinks beyond himself. In fact, his selflessness is so unique- and his self esteem so damaged- that he often cheats himself. Porn should be written for the simple purpose of rewarding Vir for his elemental goodness and reminding him that he can- easily- be loved.
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Ah, but see, if you set me on writing Vir Porn, I think it would inevitably result in some angsty, edgy Vir/Mariel stuff. Set not just after Galen put the whammy on her but after Vir bartered her off to Durla, to make the experience truly, horribly angsty for him, for she would come to him for comfort and he'd know every scratch on her is his fault, but then he'd also recall what she did to him first, and in the midst there would be sex going on. That's my rough idea for a Vir sex story, which is about the opposite of what you want for the darling boy, and thus I shall not write it, yes?
Wait a minute! While yes, 'tis true that I would like most of my Vir!Porn to be a cute, soothing reward, you know I also like Vir!Torture. So don't think you can get out of this so easily. ;)
But it would have a limited audience, i.e. those people who read the books, for the rest would just go "huh?"

Never mind. I'll probably write it, just not now, because I'm travelling and hence don't have the David novels to look them up for details.
I'd read it! *g* *stealthily slips carrots to the plotbunny*
I do not mind the -- ahem -- altered thrust at all. I don't especially want to ravish Vir in the hallway or anything, and I still don't feel up to writing porn for him, but, oh, am I overcome with the desire to cuddle the guy. :)
Yes! The world needs more Vir!Porn! *hugs Vir* Unfortunately, I seem to be incapable of writing smut that doesn't involve massive angst ...

And then there's the question of who to pair him with ... the only girl we see him with in canon was, err ... a bit creepy. Although they were really cute together before we found out what she was really like.

*beats back plotbunnies*
We also saw him in bed with two presumably nice girls in Sleeping in Light, so even if you don't add book canon, he canonically at last got laid and had fun with it.*g*

Yes, but sadly we don't know anything about those girls. (Except from book canon.) I've come to the conclusion that the reason I have not written any Vir porn is that there's nobody to pair him off with. (Well, except maybe Lennier, and we all know the inherent problems with that pairing.) Anyone who hasn't read the books is stuck with OCs. Although if someone has to be paired off with Mary Sue ...
Hey, I'm always cheering on the Vir-pr0n.

But...if I ever wrote anything...it would probably be mildly angsty. Not in a Trauma! way, more in a sex-is-nice-but-doesn't-solve-any-problems way.
I just saw that ep last night! I agree, Vir is adorable. Now, don't give me any spoilers for the series, because I haven't seen all of it yet! But hey, it's got a Jewish Lesbian with Issues, how could I not identify? And now I can identify with Vir as well as liking him; every time I meet a sweet, pretty girl who gets infatuated with me, she turns out to be a genocidal mass murderer too. Okay, not quite that bad, but my gfs do tend to turn psycho on me, some almost as dramatically as Talia did.

I really loved that scene, I think it was in the second season, where Vir and Lennier both went to stand at the bar together. They didn't look at each other or greet each other. They just started right in saying things like, "They never listen to us." "We're always the last ones to find out what's going on, and by then it's too late to do anything." After a bit more in that vein, one of them said, "Same time next week?" "Yes." And they both went about their business! It was adorable!
it's got a Jewish Lesbian with Issues

That needs to be an icon.

And now I can identify with Vir as well as liking him; every time I meet a sweet, pretty girl who gets infatuated with me, she turns out to be a genocidal mass murderer too.

OMG! I seriously fell off my bed laughing at this. Even thought it probably wasn't funny at the time, no doubt.

Sic Transit Vir is my not-so-secret guilty favorite. Vir gets a whole episode just for him! And it's cute and political and he gets to be heroic! And he hides behind Londo's hair because he's too shy to say hi to his future wife! *ADORES* My crush on him knows no bounds, as you will quickly see. *g*

I really loved that scene, I think it was in the second season, where Vir and Lennier both went to stand at the bar together.

Oh, so do I. I would be an advocate for Vir/Lennier (as a small number of people in the fandom are) just as I am for Londo/G'Kar (the suggestion of which I'm sure gives you pause right now, given where you are in the series ;)) if Lennier's unrequited infatuation/worship of Delenn were not so strong and so all-encompassing. But since it is, Vir&Lennier is where I stay. *g*

But of all the B5 relationships, Vir&Londo? Is my baby- the thing I crave most. Centauri platonic love rocks like a rocking thing.
it's got a Jewish Lesbian with Issues

That needs to be an icon.

You're right.

Sic Transit Vir is my not-so-secret guilty favorite. Vir gets a whole episode just for him! And it's cute and political and he gets to be heroic! And he hides behind Londo's hair because he's too shy to say hi to his future wife! *ADORES* My crush on him knows no bounds, as you will quickly see. *g*

That *was* really sweet. :-) I always did like him.

Oh, so do I. I would be an advocate for Vir/Lennier (as a small number of people in the fandom are) just as I am for Londo/G'Kar (the suggestion of which I'm sure gives you pause right now, given where you are in the series ;))

Um... yeah. Yikes. But no spoilers!
Icon! Squee!

Londo/G'Kar: The end of fourth season and the fifth season. That's all I'll say. ;)