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19 March 2010 @ 09:32 pm
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This is the greatest thing in my life right now. It really makes me want to write Johnny/Evan in the style of old-school Harry/Draco. I doubt I am alone in this, as often characterisations of Evan make him out to be a Maya-Draco. (Imagine, soon enough people won't understand that reference. How odd the internet is!) You know - bitter, feisty, misunderstood. The key part being 'misunderstood.' However, I would write him differently. What little I know of the real-life saga between these too is that their animosity is real. I have great love for the 'I hate you because I love you' trope, but it would be interesting to show Evan, in particular, as a non-sympathetic character who DOESN'T like Johnny but, for one reason or another, comes to slowly respect him, fall in love, and repent of his past assholishness. It could work both ways, obviously. I just like the idea of regretting the person you were, mainly because it happens to me A LOT.

Or the SGA trope of two people being too fucked up to fit with anyone else (which is how I interpret the John/Rodney/Atlantis threesome). Johnny's been skating since forever, he has all these fitness and dietary and relationship Rules and so, presumably, does Evan and any other serious athlete. But when they retire they find that people eat cake every day! And have sex in elevators! And don't ever clean their sinks! ... maybe that's just me. Don't judge me Johnny Weir! And they don't GET it, so they gravitate together with extreme reluctance but eventually find they have more in common with each other than they do with anyone else. Not that they have to like it. In fact, the whole story could be that of Rich Kid and Olympic Aspirant in Cool Runnings. You know where I'm going with this - "This doesn't mean that I LIKE you."

Regardless, my course is making me sad at the moment, and accidentally-married!story is distracting me from my imminent powerpoint on menorrhagia. "Is she pregnant with his skating lovechild?" NEVER STOP, ANON.
 
 
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fugitive from an mgmt videoyeats on March 19th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
oooh, really? evan as draco? because i think that johnny weir is basically the walking, breathing definition of fannish draco -- like, down to the propensity for wearing dead animals and slicking his hair back.

whereas evan is CLEARLY the harry of this pairing: well-meaning and sort of cliched, willing to play by the rules of society to get ahead, the champion by dint of hard work who maybe isn't as ~flashy as his antagonist, but who in the end is the golden boy to johnny's bete noir.

in other news, why the fuck haven't you joined weirsjohnny?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
... it is obvious I didn't really think it through? :D I guess it's because fannish bias makes Evan out to be the bad guy, and also he LOOKS kinda evil. Johnny is just fabulous, I am forever and 100% on his side.

HAHAHA WHAT AN AWESOME NAME. :DDD Of course it took me waaaaaaaaay too long to get it...
fugitive from an mgmt videoyeats on March 19th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
also ALSO, are you reading the sex tape fic? because that is my other favorite j/e on the kinkmeme, even though i am such a johnny/stéphane shipper in my heart of hearts.... which is i guess why i wrote more r/s than h/d and hey, fandom repeating tropes!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
I reckon you always gravitate towards your favourite kind of UST, right? It's kind of why House/Wilson and lately Holmes/Watson does nothing for me. Although I happily read Kradam ... weird.

I do like that one! If I ever wrote iceskating RPS, it would definitely be post-retirement blues.
Harry's complete lack of ducks: Johnny: Hmmmmmharriet_vane on March 19th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
There are three WIP fics about them that are keeping me going right now. Thank god for that meme. I feel like I should write something, but then I feel like I don't know the skaters well enough to do that. I have been toying around with the idea of writing some Johnny/non-skater to play with the idea of how anyone would ever deal with all his work-related weirdnesses. He's basically an impossible person and a huge pain in the ass, and if I were Evan I wouldn't like him either. But I can see the two of them ending up the only people who can live with each other, after so many years of living so closely intertwined. "But that doesn't mean I lIKE you," yes, EXACTLY.

(Accidentally married fic!Johnny, GET IT TOGETHER, YOU ARE BREAKING EVAN'S HEART.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Impossible people are the best kind. He's got so much going for him, he doesn't need to be possible! Also, I really admire how he speaks his mind. AND THE PRETTY. LET US NOT FORGET THE PRETTY.

I was totally thinking about AU accidental-marriage scenarios, a la jae_w. If Johnny was a Russian royal icedancer - he'd like that! - sometime in the 18th century, and Evan was a Bavarian prince (...) and for while visiting the Winter Palace Evan takes skating lessons from Johnny. And somehow they end up married. It could totally be for a peace treaty, IDK! I just wish I had the leisure to just think about things like this all day - but who doesn't? Meh.
*sometimesophie on March 19th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Who needs to justify relationships when you can just have good ol' clean HATESEX?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
... have I told you about Johnny Weir? :D? OMG IMAGINE IF HE MET LEO. It would be the most terrible RPS in the history of the WORLD!
*sometimesophie on March 22nd, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
I have been directed by various excited flisters to Johnny Weir links. He is faaaaabulous almost to the point of being a little terrifying. *G*
Yo.: what am i even doing?insipid_paragon on March 19th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Maya-Draco. (Imagine, soon enough people won't understand that reference. How odd the internet is!)
Oh, that thought makes me sad. Do I even want to be on an internet that doesn't get the amazingness of Maya-Draco?

Oh, change, why are you so constant.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
I bet there are people who've forgotten the Draco Trilogy, too. And one day people will forget there was ever a HP fandom, the way things are going.
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on March 20th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
THAT IS THE BEST THING EVER. I am still reading it. Thank you so much. *________________*

Also, *raises hand* I don't get the reference to Maya-Draco!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I INFECTED ANOTHER. ♥

Were you in HP, though? If not it would be like expecting a non-SPN person to know who astolat is...
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on March 22nd, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
VERY THOROUGHLY INDEED. ♥ DAY FOUR AND NO END OF JOHNNY WEIR OBSESSION IN SIGHT.

I totally was! But I was a genfic snob (I know) and didn't read much Harry/Draco (I know).
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 22nd, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
I CAN SEE THAT. I APPROVE GREATLY!

... jesus, what did you DO with your time? I never realised there was enough genfic to sustain even one snob!
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on March 23rd, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I have no idea. But now you have to explain it!

You know what I want to read? JOHNNY/EVAN ARRANGED MARRIAGE FIC.
Starongiestarongie on March 20th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
hell, Maya-Draco should be like, an urban dictionary definition by now. or part of fandom slang. D: Change is so scary. At least on the internet the past is visible, it's slightly more tangible than in real life. -sighs-
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Until people delete things, of course...
Starongiestarongie on March 29th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
don't ruin my delusion!
tell me your heart doesn't race for a hurricanejocondite on March 20th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE I LOVE POSTING ABOUT FIGURE SKATING. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 21st, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU! (I was actually going to link that song but it is TERRIBLE.)
tell me your heart doesn't race for a hurricanejocondite on March 21st, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED YESSSSSSSSSSS