It's all in the icon, folks

Jan 19, 2011 18:44

Regarding ships in the Jossverse:

It seems Willow and Kennedy have broken up. Much of fandom is jubilating (or whatever that verb form is); a few folks are feeling sad at the fannish glee over the dissolution of their beloved ship.

But, consider: As of now, how many ships in the Buffyverse are still together? Dawn/Xander. How long have they been around? Um, a few issues.

When BtVS ended, how many couples were still together? Willow/Kennedy and Faith/Robin. How long had they been around? Less than half a season each. Both are ended now.

When Serenity ended, how many couples were still together? Simon/Kaylee (who had just barely hooked up as the credits rolled), with intimations of Mal/Inara.

When Ats ended, how many couples were still together? Not a durn one.

When Dollhouse ended, how many couples were still together? Wonder of wonders, Tony/Priya, child and hope and all. What was Joss thinking? (Also Echo/Ballard, in a rather less functional 'til death do us part' scenario.)

My point? Joss can't abide healthy, functional relationships. MUST KILL. (Literally, if possible.)

Don't get complacent, Dawn/Xander shippers. It's your turn next.

topic: comics, entry: long thoughts

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