Thanks to all the people who said nice things about me on ignazwisdom's love meme! I swear I'll pay you guys as soon as I get the money. (Joking! Joking!) On a more serious note, it seems as though I've gotten a reputation for writing crack, which, I think, I will correct shortly, when I post the first part of my twenty part series, "The One Where Wilson Cuts Himself And Cries Like A Little Girl, While House Heals Him With His Magic Cock". I think that one's totally going to become a fandom classic.
OMG, WHY AM I ON metafandom? I'M NOT COOL ENOUGH, I SWEAR!
So this isn't really me trying to dictate how you read anything of mine, but bironic asked me why my Sheppard/Wilsons (all two of them!) always have unhappy endings, and I've totally managed to figure it out.
I think the two of them are just too... surface? for lack of a better word. They have all this shit that's buried and that they don't want people to see, and they're too good at being what everyone wants to see from them. And I think they'd let each other get away with too much. I think I'm going to need an example for this.
Okay, so I think that if they meet High School Is Not Another Name For Hell-style, it would be cool in the beginning, because they like each other; they're likable! Maybe one day, John sort of accidentally kisses Wilson in the locker room, and it turns into a thing, the sort of thing they don't tell their parents or anybody, really. It's their thing.
But then, one day Wilson shows up holding hands with Sarah What's-her-name, the really Jewish one, and Wilson insists that they're just going out to make his mom happy, because he's in high school and he hasn't brought around any nice girls recently, and John says it's fine, because his dad has been making pointed questions about that too. He starts going out with Anne Howard, the shy cheerleader who always blushes when he goes by.
They sort of end up going to prom together. They share a table, at the very least, and glance awkwardly at each other while their dates gossip about who ended up taking who, and afterward, John maybe sort of sleeps with Anne for the first time, because it seems like the right thing to do, and Wilson takes Sarah home immediately afterward, because her mother glared and said that she should be home at a reasonable hour when he came to pick her up, with the implication that there would probably be severed limbs involved if there was any funny business.
At graduation, John says, "Hey, we should keep in touch," and Wilson says, "Yeah, definitely."
Ten years later, at the high school reunion (John's there because his wife insisted he should. Wilson's there because he figured he might as well), they make really awkward small talk. And at the end, Wilson's like, "It was nice seeing you again," and John's like, "Yeah, you too."
I feel that they both need House and Rodney to tell them they're full of shit every once and a while.
Last, but not least, a meme!
COMPUTER SPYING MEME
1. Comment with a request to see absolutely anything on my computer. My desktop, my documents, my bookmarks, my latest works in progress... absolutely whatever you are curious about. Request it.
2. I will respond with a screenshot of the very thing you request (in another post).
3. In return, you will spread this meme far and wide.
I run Linux, so it's entirely possible that pretty much anything you ask for will look different. Seriously, if you've ever wanted to see what my ~/.bashrc looks like in vim, now's your chance.