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londovir- by iamsab

Allow me to introduce a new term for the fandom dictionary:

OTF

One True Friendship


Will this gain in popularity? I'm not sure. But I do think it's needed, just as the term "ampersand" was needed. *g* Actually, I'm almost tempted to start a community, modeled on ship_manifesto, based on this concept. Because, being a gen writer at heart, I really do feel even stronger about my favorite friendships than I do about my favorite pairings.

As much as I love and squee over Londo/G'Kar, Londo&Vir really occupies the biggest place in my heart. This is the relationship I love writing the most and the relationship I'm most known for.

And as much as I am excited at the prospect of diving into Stark/Zhaan 'shipper-dom, I find myself even more thrilled at the prospect of exploring the relationship between Stark and John, especially after re-watching Nerve/The Hidden Memory recently and seeing John Quixote for the first time. (Oh, and seeing the intriguing frames in the miniseries trailer as well.) I looove unresolved issues and points of conflict. Plus, John and Stark are just so incredibly... cute together during their escape from the Gammak Base. I wish I had a better word to describe it, but "cute" is the only word coming to mind at the moment. *g*

Now, back to the Starkathon fic...

Comments

Hey, I think you should set up such a community. I don't know that I'd have anything to contribute to it, but it'd definitely interest me, and I'm sure a lot of other people would feel the same way.

There was so much potential for interesting relationship stuff between Stark and John after their experiences together in the Gammak Base... I think it's a damned shame canon never followed up on the possibilities, and that so little fic has done so, either.

Lookin' forward to seeing the Starkathon story!
The only trouble is, how would I advertise otf_manifesto? I'm not a big mover-and-shaker in the LJ-verse. And my other two communities- celestial_templ and fic_pensieve- have gotten zero to very little attention, despite the fact that I think they're good concepts.

*sigh*
I ain't exactly a mover-and-shaker, myself, but I'll pimp for ya. :)
Dude! We *do* share a brain! *g* I've always been more interested in the friendships than the romantic attachments of most of my favorite characters. And I think I've always had an OTF in every fandomm I've written in, although I've rarely had an OTP. There was never really a name for it, though ... *squeee*

And I was very, very disappointed that the writers never really developed the Stark and John interaction any more than they did, after The Hidden Memory. *offers carrots for hungry little plotbunnies* *g*

For most of my OTFs, at least half the pairing was only in one or two episodes ... I have a thing for redshirts, I guess. Especially when they die tragically. *flashes back to days of writing SG-1 fic, and wonders if anyone would read an essay on my SG OTF*

*wanders off mumbling* And how would you categorize Crais and Teeg? I’m not convinced they weren’t having sex, but still . . . they’re Peacekeepers. And I don’t really think either of them thought of their relationship as being at all romantic, sex or no sex . . .
You'll find I'm pretty lenient when it comes to content. *g* So if you want to do your SG-1 OTF- or Crais&Teeg *g*- feel free. I'd read those essays at least. *g*
I totally agree. I'm a gen writer too and see friendship as much more powerful than many people give it credit for. To me, the gradual erosion of Avon and Vila's friendship in B7 season 4, culminating in its final destruction in 'Orbit', form one of the central tragedies in B7. The other is the friendship (other see more) between Avon and Blake which ends ... very badly.
I just ordered Season One and pre-ordered Season Two from Amazon UK. Yay for my multi-region player! *g*
yay indeed! I look forward to your impressions of season 1!
You can pre-order Season two?! I am so getting a multi-region player.
Season 2 is due out in January (it was meant to be this week).
Oh, Gary/Marissa and Gary/Chuck are *so* OTF! I hope the phrase spreads far and wide. It's the friendships that I find the most interesting in my fandoms.
You know, I was totally thinking as I was driving home from work today that either I should write a Gary&Marissa essay for the new community I created, otf_manifesto, or I should make someone else write it. Gary&Marissa is like that old stuffed animal you seek when you want comfort. ;)
Gary&Marissa is like that old stuffed animal you seek when you want comfort.

Yes! That's it exactly. *happysigh*

Someone should definitely write an essay for them (as long as that someone isn't me, heh). :)
Damn you, B--dammmmmnnnnn yoooouuuuu*!!!!--for pointing me here and getting my brain jelling all kinds of half-formed thoughts before I've even had my coffee.

(*You do realize that's a compliment, right? :)

*scurries off to the new community...
Muhuhahahahahahahaahaha!

*rubs hands together in an eeeevil way*