Hey Shipper Nation!! I am accepting the fact that this DPP week is gonna be "beyond insane" kamikaze style because I have no sense of time! :P (And, hey, if "out of the box is where I live", then it should be cool to specify that a day can run from evening to evening rather than midnight to midnight, right?)
So, here's our new fun..."I never..." in several parts:
Basic Summary of "I Never...":
This is a great game for a group of close friends or people who really like to share hints of their dark pasts. Only supplies are people with enquiring minds, and beer. You probably won't get drunk playing this, but it's a great ice-breaker for a party.
Everyone sits around around a table, or on the floor if you so desire. One person goes first by making a TRUE statement that begins with "I never...." For example, "I've never been to Disneyland." Then, if any other player HAS DONE what the person said, they simply drink.
As the game progresses, the statements tend to get more personal and explicit. But the game only works when people are honest. However, if somebody drinks on an "I never..," no explanation is necessary. For example, if someone says, "I've never had sex with an inflatable doll," and someone ends up drinking to it, no explanation is needed, just a drink of affirmation.
Game source: The (Un)Official Internet Bartender's Guide
1) You know our kids played "I never" at some point. Was it during Scar spitting, on the f*$#ing Daybreak table, their New Caprica night, maybe just to occupy the time while waiting under their tent on Kobol (did they have alcohol on Kobol?), or even in the pilots' bunk room with Helo and others? Regardless of WHERE it happened, we can make it happen right here, right now with comment!fic.
2) Shipper "I Never" based on Pilots. This is going to be a little different because no one should have to acknowledge any secrets they don't want to share. For example, if I say "I've never slept with my brother." Well, that's great for me...now you all can rest assured I've not commited acts of incest. But...if some other shipper HAS slept with his/her brother, it's really none of our business and they shouldn't have to admit they'd drink to that.
So my plan is for us each to make a post with "I never" comments that are not necessarily true for us but are related to at least one of our two wonder twins (canon and fanon are eligible) . As an example, I might say "I never slept with one of my students." This comment is true for me, false for Kara (since she was w/ Zak), and we can speculate on Lee, although I think it would be false for him too since there's fic of him teaching Kara. Others would guess whether I was telling the truth and then comment on whether it was true/false for Kara and Lee. That also allows us the opportunity to make fic recs!!
The set-up would look like this:
I make a post that says:
1. "I never had a father that played a musical instrument."
2. "I never served in a political office."
3. "I never shot a gun."
4. "I never killed Kat.
The next shipper comes along and replies to that post (making guesses for me and answers/speculation for Kara and Lee) like so:
1. Liz: true, Kara: false, Lee: true
2. Liz: false, Kara: true, Lee: false
3. Liz: true, Kara: false, Lee: false
4. Liz: true, Kara: true, Lee: true
Other shippers can also reply with their guesses as above to the original post. We can also reply to replies with commentary...so someone might say they saw fic where Kara killed Kat and thus dispute the assertion that the above shipper made saying that #4 for Kara was true when it has actually been false in fanon. Again, this gives us "getting to know you" topics AND fic recs/trivia for our pilots.
Each shipper that posts "I never" comments can come back in a day or two and give the actual answers for their own comments. In my example, I would reply to the thread saying 1, 2, and 3 are false (because my father did play an instrument, I have served in public office, and I have shot a gun) and 4 is indeed true (obviously).
I dunno if that all makes sense...but give it a try and I'll be back this evening to give pointers. I think the trickiest part is just the potential double negatives since if someone's "I never" is false, it actually means they HAVE done that thing. (Or maybe it's just me that's slow and you guys are all good.)