While Mermaid Vision Books is primarily a book blog, I figured it’d get a little tiring reading review after review. So I’m going to try out something new: every Friday, I’m going to be posting about the shows I’m currently watching, in an attempt to stay on track. I have a few friends who’ve been patiently waiting for me to get to their recommendations. I feel bad about slacking off, hence this themed post.
At the moment, I’m in the middle of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2. Specifically, I just finished episode 13 and can’t quite pick my jaw up off the ground. I understand that the fandom is mainly divided along certain lines:
But I’ve seen two episodes from the Spike era and don’t really get the appeal. I much prefer Angel, broody as he is, to the unpredictable Spike. This realization got me thinking about who I’ve shipped in other shows that have a love triangle, and the conclusion? I like safe. From Amy/Rory of Doctor Who to Nathan/Haley of One Tree Hill to Rory/Dean of Gilmore Girls, I prefer the boys who are dependable and calm. There’s probably some psychological reason why I’m like this, but hey, what’s so bad about wanting someone to lean on?
I’m not looking forward to the crazy drama that’s sure to pop up in the next few episodes, and since I already know that Angel gets a spin-off, it won’t be that big a surprise when he does leave Buffy. Right now, though, I’m going to rewatch some Buffy/Angel scenes on YouTube and bask in the fleeting happiness of my newest ship.
Are there particular ships that you didn’t think you’d like? Or are you like me, with predictable attachments to certain types of characters? Let me know in the comments!