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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 07:08 pm
Canon: DC Universe
Pairing: Big Barda/Scott Free
Canon Level: Married

Yay for happily married couples who love each other. Barda is both bigger and stronger than Scott, something Scott is one hundred percent okay with, which is really fun to read about. It's hard not to like a couple that finds such joy in each other.

Suggested reading:
Scott Free Doesn't Understand Bondage by [archiveofourown.org profile] queerquestion
Free by [archiveofourown.org profile] RenaRoo
In Which Big Barda Discovers the Joy of Earth Showers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mithen
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, June 9th, 2017 12:24 pm
Canon: Legion of Super-Heroes
Pairing: Querl Dox/Lyle Norg
Canon Level: Friends/Colleagues

I am most familiar with the Threeboot continuity, fairly familiar with the Rebooted continuity, and somewhat familiar with the cartoon continuity. I am down with Brainiac 5 and Lyle in whatever incarnation I can get them, although the Reboot continuity is the most adorable version. Brainy and Lyle are a good match for each other intellectually, Brainy being more intelligent and Lyle being more creative, so they feel like they'd make good partners. Querl's not always the best at social situations, but I feel like Lyle would understand as he's one of the very few people who can follow Querl's though process and who can appreciate fully Brainy's efforts. And I think Lyle would pose a good challenge to Brainy and force him to expand his thinking and keep him from getting stuck.

Suggested reading:
Something That Never Happened To Lyle And Brainy by [livejournal.com profile] amarin_rose
Uncertainties by [livejournal.com profile] dorksidefiker
Demythologizers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sparcck
The significance of the sleepnet by [livejournal.com profile] _angelicorn_
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, May 7th, 2017 01:32 pm
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Booster Gold/Ted Kord
Canon Level: Best Friends

Booster and Ted are fantastic together. Best friends who bicker while getting into or out of situations that can often be described as hijinks. They're the pair who argue over every little thing, but they still play off each other and work together like a well-oiled machine, causing wacky chaos in their wake. There is a fic where Booster and Ted essentially double dog dare themselves into having sex, and only with these two does that seem like a perfectly plausible way for them to have a first time, which I feel also pretty neatly sums up why I like them.

Suggested reading:
Accidental Sex and Stranded by [livejournal.com profile] silver_apples
In the Dark by [livejournal.com profile] doctorv
Hard for the Money by [archiveofourown.org profile] poisonivory
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 05:32 am
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Bart Allen/Tim Drake/Kon-El
Canon Level: Friends

Do I ship the trio because I like all the sub-permutations? Do I like the sub-ships because I think the trio is nifty keen? Or did I just like a couple of the sub-ships so I decided to try the trio and ended up liking the other permutation as well? I do not know, nor do I care. Because, see, the whole point of the poly ship, for me, is that while all the pairings work on at least some level, they work best when they're all mixed up together. Just Kon and Tim spends a lot of time on the broody side of the spectrum, even though I think they'd enjoy the company in their angst-fest, so having Bart around would help them not be consumed by the angst fest. Just Bart and Kon could spend a lot of time goofing around without ever getting into the nitty-gritty of an actual talk about their feelings, but having Tim around, even though he's not an open sort of person, could lend some weight to any conversations they have and get them to be serious. And just Tim and Bart...okay, I think that one works well as is, but I like adding Kon in. I've a lot of lingering fondness for him, mostly based on how ridiculously 90s he was at first, I will admit.

Suggested reading:
The Place You Are by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rubynye
Vampyre and Zhombies of London by [livejournal.com profile] girl_starfish
This One Time, In Young Justice by [archiveofourown.org profile] Moontyger
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 04:13 pm
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Bart Allen/Kon-El
Canon Level: Friends

Kon, for all of his many issues, does not have a personality that is driven to angst naturally so much as one that has angst thrust upon it by events and teenager-hood. And Bart, for as weird as his life and perspective on life can be, is pretty good at taking things as they come without a lot of additional drama. So I think they'd be a surprisingly normal high school aged couple despite their superhero status and mentor issues and all that jazz. I think they'd enjoy doing what's normal for their peer group together in a way that's normal for them--dinner and video games or going for a run/flight or experimenting and exploring with each other.

Suggested reading:
Growing Up Too Fast by [archiveofourown.org profile] derryderrydown
kiss me on the mouth and set me free by [archiveofourown.org profile] haecates
Pick Me Up and Leave Me Behind by [archiveofourown.org profile] boopinbabbit
Like like by [archiveofourown.org profile] robokittens
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 01:49 pm
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Bart Allen/Tim Drake
Canon Level: Friends

Bart and Tim would be adorable. Tim's so serious and secretive most of the time that getting him to loosen up is an effort. (And, no, the act he puts up of a normal kid around people who don't know about Robin doesn't count.) But I think Bart's energy and high spirits would be able to do the trick. And Bart doesn't generally come across as smart, but that doesn't mean he's not thinking or that he doesn't know things. Tim's very good at evaluating people, so I think he'd be more likely than most to see Bart's strengths and take him seriously. They'd balance each other out well.

Suggested reading:
A Lover Without Indiscretion by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mara
Best Days of Our Lives by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown
Third Wheel by [archiveofourown.org profile] shrift
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 04:06 am
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Ralph Dibny/Sue Dibny
Canon Level: Married

I am going to try super hard to not go into all the reasons I don't like Identity Crisis in this entry, mostly by pretending it doesn't exist, because that miniseries was chock full of DNW for me. And Ralph and Sue deserve better than that! They are an absolutely adorable couple, able to banter and make fun of each other while also working together on cases. Ralph would be a much worse detective without Sue by his side, and couples who solve mysteries together are pretty much always lots of fun. Add in snappy dialogue, and I am completely sold.

Suggested reading:
Fly Me to the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] leetz
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 02:00 pm
Canon: DC Comics (Green Lantern/Green Arrow)
Pairing: Connor Hawk/Kyle Rayner
Canon Level: Friends

I like Kyle, despite his comic being the origin of the phrase "women in refrigerators." He's probably my third-favorite Green Lantern. Connor and Kyle are a nice variety of the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow team up, a more low-key version than Ollie and Hal. They can bond over the legacies that they feel like they're failing to live up to, but I like their slightly less storied superhero careers as a much more relaxing alternative to read about than the big names.

Suggested reading:
Which Is Not Freely Given by [livejournal.com profile] keelywolf
Young Love In An Old Ford by [livejournal.com profile] aurigae_prime
O'er the Dark-Green Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] poisonivory
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, March 31st, 2017 04:07 pm
Canon: DC Comics
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El
Canon Level: Friends

Hmmm, I am struggling with what to say about Tim and Kon, although whatever I do say should probably be prefaced by the disclaimer that I slid away from keeping up with DC in general starting with Identity Crisis and by the time Infinite Crisis rolled around I'd stopped reading entirely as I was not happy with the direction DC had taken basically every character I liked. So the Tim and Kon that I want to kiss are from their Young Justice/early Teen Titans days. Kon's trying to find how he fits in to the world (an ongoing project for him since basically he came into existence), and Tim needs to be able to lighten up and be a teenaged kid. They both have a lot to deal with, some of it shared experiences and some not, and they trust each other. They'll bail each other out of whatever ridiculous situations they find themselves in and liven up their more mundane civilian lives. And the heart of why they work is that their lives are equally ridiculous but they still want to be there despite that.

Suggested reading:
Misdirection by Te
Breast Side Up by [livejournal.com profile] someinstant
Throw Me A Rope by [personal profile] brownbetty and Zee
Hits by [livejournal.com profile] amarin_rose
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 07:03 pm
Canon: DC Comics - Impulse (1995-2002)
Pairing: Bart Allen/Carol Bucklen
Canon Level: Friends Who Were At One Point Interested In Each Other

Bart and Carol were so cute together in Impulse. I mean, Bart was a sweet kid in general back during his Impulse days, with more enthusiasm than sense and a lot of heart underneath it all. (Don't ask me what he's up to nowadays; I stopped reading DC a while ago.) And Carol was a great foil/companion for Bart. She was smart and logical and still understood Bart. They made a great team, and I will forever be annoyed at how DC torpedoed their potential relationship.

Suggested reading:
Keep Your Secrets by [archiveofourown.org profile] museofspeed
Afterglow by [livejournal.com profile] amarin_rose
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 06:59 pm
Canon: Young Heroes in Love
Pairing: Frostbite/Off-Ramp
Canon Level: Together

Young Heroes in Love is a DC series from back in the late 90s. I don't remember it very well because it was an uber-tiny fandom even way back then and two decades' passage has not made it more popular. But I remember that it was fun with a colorful cast of heroes and also extremely soapy. Off-Ramp is sort of like Wolverine if Wolverine liked cars and could teleport. Frostbite is pretty much literally a snow elf, which I feel is a character description that will either immediately make a person go "yes, please, with bells on" or "meh." Frostbite and Off-Ramp have a lot of something between them throughout the series which eventually comes to a head and they start dating, only for the series to end. I thought that was patently unfair back when I first read the series, and I hold to my opinion now too.

Suggested reading:
Snow and Infomercials by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tangerine
Just a Clever Way, sequel to "Snow and Infomercials" by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tangerine
coprime: animated icon of a boy reading intensely and then shouting "But I don't want it to be over!!" (books)
Sunday, June 29th, 2008 02:48 am
Haha, this has been the month of comic books for me. It's been great.

Scary Godmother: Ghoul's Out for Summer, by Jill Thompson: The art makes this comic. Story-wise, it's not bad. It's fun and it's cute, but I wouldn't love this book like I do if the art was only half as fantastic as it is. It's expressive and detailed without being cluttered, and Jill Thompson makes her characters come alive in her drawings. I want to watch the movie based on this series now. I've seen it before, but the CG characters in it failed to be even slightly interesting for me. I think, now that I can fill in the blanks from the comic, I'd like the movie if I were to see it again.

Blue Beetle v1: Shellshocked, by Keith Giffen (writer) and Cully Hammer (artist): I wish all superhero comics were like this, with family and friends and other interpersonal relationships being just as important in the story as whatever evil plot our hero has to foil.

PS238 v1-4, by Aaron Williams: Dude, I read all four volumes in two days and am now sad that I didn't buy volume five last time I was in the comic shop. This series is great! It's about an elementary school for metahuman children. And, oh, it's adorable and funny and occasionally heart-wrenching. Also, volume three makes much more sense when I've gotten to read the two books before it.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Saturday, January 29th, 2005 11:30 pm
My mom is making gumbo, and it smells really good. I want some now, but it's not ready. And I'm hiding in my room at the moment.

So I read comics now. Authority Revolution 04, Cable & Deadpool 11, Green Arrow v3 46, Justice League Unlimited 05, Legends of the Dark Knight 187, Legion of Super-Heroes v5 02, Madrox 05, Nightwing 101-102 , Robin 134, Teen Titans Go! 15, Teen Titans v3 20, and Ultimate Fantastic Four 15, specifically.

Comic ramblings behind here. )

And I watch cartoons. The new Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited.

Toon ramblings behind here. )

...Yeah. Me != deep.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 04:01 pm
I am at work. Work = time to read comics. Time to read comics means time for commentary. Because I like to.

LSH v4 #021, Ultimate Fantastic Four #01-14 )

And on a completely unrelated note, it is very hard to convince Yanks to eat king cake. ::le sigh:: I am constantly appalled at the foods Northerners deem good. (Okay, not appalled. But they definitely need some help adding spice to stuff.)
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Sunday, January 16th, 2005 02:27 am
So while LJ's been down, I dove into Legion of Super-Heroes v4. And... you all get the running commentary. I'm rather shaky on who's who and what's what, so expect a lot of "Um, huh? What's happening?" Don't expect anything deep. ::snicker:: Now, don't you feel lucky?

LSH v4 #001-020 )