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I've now seen through "The Way We Weren't"

selenak's warning prompted me to stay up late last night to get to it. And I'm a little stuck on omgsob! at the moment.

Aeryn&Pilot is now officially my favorite relationship. Please tell me there is good gen fic out there involving the two of them.

(And true to my gen-ish proclivities, I'm also rather fond of the big brother/little sister thing John&Chiana has going.)

I'm glad Aeryn brought up the matter of Pilot's arm, because I thought Zhaan was being a big ole hypocrite. At least Aeryn has the decency to feel remorse. If I recall correctly, the others felt perfectly justified in what they did to Pilot in DNA Mad Scientist; remorse never entered the equation.

And on another matter entirely: With Farscape, I find I'm deviating from my usual pattern in one respect- I really enjoy the leading man and find him interesting and often funny. Normally, my reaction to the leading man is one of indifference at best and annoyance at worst. Case in point: John Sheridan, whom I did like when he popped off and got manic (In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum, anyone?), but otherwise found relatively standard and unremarkable.

But John Crichton? I find I have a teeny crush on him at the moment. Even the more conventional hero stuff ("I have a job to do, and I am unafraid.") hits me in a weird way that I can't explain. But mostly, what I love about him is that he's a snarky smart ass- and a swiftly darkening one at that. I think something very significant snapped inside of him after the Aurora Chair. And that makes perfect psychological sense.

ETA: And oh, by the way, I crave Aeryn&Pilot iconage.
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And I'm a little stuck on omgsob! at the moment.

I don't blame you. It's one of the most powerful episodes, and the best one to use if anyone says "Farscape - isn't that the one with the muppets?".

(Trivia note: I don't know whether you noticed, but the actor who voices Pilot, Lani Tupu, is the same actor who plays Craig.*g*)

I'm glad Aeryn brought up the matter of Pilot's arm, because I thought Zhaan was being a big ole hypocrite.

Me too. Zhaan, for all her virtues, can be. I also thought Chiana's "she was a Peacekeeper - what, did you think that the nasty things were done by all the others?" sumned it up. Of course, there is a meta element here; at that point most fans probably hadn't dwelt too much on the implication of Aeryn's past as a dedicated PK, and yes, subconsciously thought it was the others who did the darker stuff.

But John Crichton? I find I have a teeny crush on him at the moment. Even the more conventional hero stuff ("I have a job to do, and I am unafraid.") hits me in a weird way that I can't explain. But mostly, what I love about him is that he's a snarky smart ass- and a swiftly darkening one at that. I think something very significant snapped inside of him after the Aurora Chair. And that makes perfect psychological sense.

Same here. John with his wit and his broken innocence and increasing messed-up ness. You're dead on the money with your last estimation, of course, and it's even worse than that, but that's the main arc of season 2, so I shan't say more for the moment.

The Aeryn & Pilot recs and iconage I'll leave to kernezelda and iamsab.
http://www.farscapetv.com/ http://www.farscape-caps.com/

These two sites have the best FS screencaps on the Web. They're organized by episode, so it's easy to avoid spoilers. There are lots of good icon makers out there, and when I get back, if no one else has, I'll list a few for you.

There was a swath of Aeryn&Pilot fic shortly after TWWW. I'll try to locate some links.

I think you'll be pleased by the continuity and depth of the series as you continue watching. Oh, and the final DVD for Season 4 has been released here in the States.

TWWW is one of the best of the series, especially for Aeryn fans. Claudia Black isn't afraid to open herself up, and the agony on screen is in no way minimized or made pretty. Pilot's trauma and his past are given just as much attention as a live actor could do.
Pilot stories

Sickness of Shadows
Spoilers for Season 3

On the Naming of Names
Late Season 2

Rise And Shine
Season 1

The Cultivated Mind
Season 1

Journey's End
No specific spoilers

Unified Field Theory
No specific spoilers

Ally's Fic Recs
Hasn't been updated in ages, but good stuff

Maayan's Recs
Last Farscape update February 2003

Cofax's Recs
Last updated May 22, 2004

I put up a page with Aeryn bases here a while back.

Some excellent icon makers are saava, rubberneck and spoonishly. They are enthusiastic and friendly folk. You know sabine's work, of course. Feel free to ask me, too, if you have any specific requests.
Whee! Thank you. I will explore these at my next opportunity.
Crichton is, I think, my favorite protagonist ever. Usually I find 'em bland most of the time (possible exception of the Sisko, who I just occasionally feel the need to whack upside the head with something heavy when he's sitting in judgment on people).

I really love it when they play up the family dynamics on that ship.
I didn't like Crichton much at first because he seemed permanently bewildered (very understandable but a bit predictable to watch) but he really grew on me in season 2.