We love our pilots, and we love them very much indeed. But what did we think of them, when we hadn't yet seen them together onscreen? Did that change, once we had?
It's been observed, elsewhere in the fandom (over at workerbee73
's, in fact) that Kara and Lee in their very first scenes come off as somewhat bratty and abrasive, and more than a little annoying.
But when they are together onscreen, making sarcastic remarks at each other and eyefrakking and exuding enough UST to power a small nuclear reactor in the first brig scene, to many people that
is the moment when we first begin to like them unreservedly - or at least a whole lot more than when we already did - and if not then, seeing them together onscreen certainly makes us love them more with time. So what did you
think of them alone and together, Shipper Nation?
I'll go first, with an edited version of my thoughts about pilots during my first watch of the miniseries - chip in with your own in the comments:Oh hey girl, you are kind of an asshole, and do you really like getting in trouble so much? But I like your swagger, and think I am starting to develop some serious girl crush on you.
Even if you would probably kick my ass and laugh at me for admitting to that
. You sound like a brat, but I think it is your daddy issues making you act out (and I can sympathise).
Also, you are very, very pretty.You two have some serious tension going on, and I call it - you are going to hook up at some point (also, nice arms, Lee! Who knew that was under your flight suit..). But somehow, you seem less like assholes when you are together. And I refuse to ship you. This show is yanking my chain, and I am too savvy to ship you.
My presence here should indicate how well that
worked, but I'm still wondering what everyone else here thought of our pilots when they were each introduced to us separately, and if seeing them together changed the way you saw their characters? Tell us all about it!
Also, anyone who hasn't done so already should check out The Limit
, by word_vomity
and (ETA) Burns and Bruises
, the fruit of yesterday's DPP
. That and the DPP before it
are still open for discussion and ficcing, if anyone feels like it!