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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, April 21st, 2017 03:02 am
Canon: Static Shock
Pairing: Richie Foley/Virgil Hawkins
Canon Level: Best Friends

Oh man, Virgil and Richie are so great. I think I spent like an hour last night watching Static Shock clips on YouTube and smiling. They're best friends, they support each other and work well together, they're able to have fun and be silly. They just get each other, through thick and thin. Now, I think it's fairly obvious by now that I do not do OTPs in the traditional sense because I am a fannish magpie who is easily distracted by anything that catches my eye, but Virgil/Richie comes close to being an OTP for me. (What I read in Static Shock: Virgil/Richie, Virgil&Richie, Hawkins or Foley family gen with background Virgil/&Richie, and the one Adam/Sharon fic in existence.) Even the gen just sort of tends to read as either pre-slash or slash minus the kissing to me, probably because I see Richie as gay.

(Possibly interesting aside! The character from the comics that Richie was mostly based on, Rick, is gay but there was no way a Saturday morning kids cartoon on the WB was going to be allowed to have an out character in the early 2000s. Dwayne McDuffie said that they couldn't even hint at anything or even have Richie be silent when the topic of girls came up, so instead they went the opposite direction and made Richie be super vocally into girls in a way that comes across as trying way too hard. So there's your bit of background trivia for the day. I'd link to a source, but link rot got to the one I had bookmarked.)

Suggested reading:
Hurricanes and Sisters by [ profile] fire_tears
Sunset by [ profile] mouse42
Too Many Stars by [ profile] ctrl_issue
Summertime by [ profile] Xparrot
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 12:16 am
Canon: Static Shock
Pairing: Adam Evans/Sharon Hawkins
Canon Level: Dating

Static Shock was a great show that I still enjoy rewatching to this day. And Adam and Sharon are part of the reason why. It was refreshing to see a couple that didn't have a lot of contrived drama thrown into their relationship week after week (probably because they weren't the main characters). And they were cute together, trying to navigate a relationship where one half of the couple is a known superhero. Sharon has a forceful personality, so she needs someone like Adam who isn't intimidated by her, and Sharon's strong enough that she won't put up with an shenanigans on Adam's part if he were to ever start backsliding to a life of crime.

Suggested reading:
Terminal Dignity by [ profile] Scribbler
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Friday, June 17th, 2011 07:41 pm
I don't do the [community profile] fannish5 questions too often because I can never think up answers easily, but I wanted to do this one because I immediately thought of a best father.

Robert Hawkins (Static Shock) is a fantastic father, and the relationship between the entire Hawkins family is one of my favorite aspects of the show.

Donald Duck (Quack Pack) was essentially Huey, Dewey, and Louie's father. I'm not at all familiar with the Donald Duck comics, but I'll always be fond of Quack Pack and the mutually antagonistic but ultimately loving relationship between Donald and his teenage nephews.

Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Jake had a relationship that I just loved watching. They loved each other, and each was made stronger by that love. Deep Space Nine would not have been as good a show if Sisko hadn't been a father.

Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) managed to raise four highly energetic boys completely by himself. It's impressive when you think about it.

James (The Princess and the Frog) is such an important character even though he's in so little of it and that's because he was such a wonderful father for Tiana. This became my favorite Disney movie the first time I saw it, and Tiana's parents are probably the second biggest reason why.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2005 03:49 am
Dude, I have finally finished a fic in what feels like forever. Static Shock, Virgil/Richie, fluff-to-porn. I'm rather proud, since I know I'm bad at finishing stuff. Mind, it still needs to be typed (because I originally wrote it longhand), edited by me (dear God, does it need editing), and then hopefully [ profile] glenraven will beta for me. Even though she does not watch the show, she can help with technique/is-my-writing-crap? check. Because there's a reason I don't normally write actual porn; it all comes out horribly awkward sounding to me. But I'm not worried about the editing getting done because whenever I manage to finish something, I want to get it polished enough for me not to be embarrassed if others read it. Enough babbling, I need to go to bed.