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Most likely ship

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Sunday, November 13, 2005 6:18 PM

VISITINGMYINTENTIONS


The "So... what's your ship?" thread got me thinking... A lot of people like non-canon ships, but most of us know they're unlikely. What do you think is the most likely ship?


I say Mal/Simon. Those two have a lot of tension between them, but manage to respect each other anyway. If Mal/Inara is anything to go by, Mal tends towards the difficult relationships. Also, Inara may be leaving. Simon seems to unnecessarily complicate things with the ever-so-straightforward Kaylee that I wonder if he'd work better with someone a little more troublesome. Sure, both characters are het, but Mal shows himself to be not homophobic on multiple occasions, and Simon wouldn't be surprised, being a sophisticated doctor from the Core.
Sure, this pairing actually happening isn't likely, but it seems more likely than the others.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005 6:29 PM

BELACGOD


*Raises the flag of my particular obsession*

Mal/River, given the last scene of the BDM.

River: I like to hear you say it.
Mal: Love...

They could bond over Serenity in a way even Kaylee can't come close to. And they're the most damaged characters--the Academy was River's Serenity Valley, and vice versa.

"I staked my crew's life on the theory you're a person."
--Mal

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Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:12 PM

SERAFINA20


I'm a big Mal/Simon shipper. There's tension there, but so much respect for one another.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:05 AM

AGENTROUKA


Kaylee/River could very easily happen. Kaylee's not shy in the least and River has lots of experimentation up ahead of her in life, the good kind, I mean.
If Kaylee got over her crush on Simon and River offered... I see no obstacles.

Kaylee/Jayne would be pretty uncomplicated. If Kaylee ever got frustrated enough to try...

Simon/Inara my favorite! I can easily see this happen.

Mal/Simon I see hampered by the fact that Mal has issues with men. His closest relationships are all with women, his relationships with men all have a flavor of distrust or rivalry mixed in. It's not impossible, but I don't see romance so much as plain sex.


Really, the only non-canon ships I cannot ever see happening at all are Zoe/not-Wash, Wash/not-Zoe and Mal/Kaylee (mei-mei, anyone?). And Book/anyone, hehe.

Though, personally, Mal/River squicks me out. He's too much of a daddy-type and she's too much like a bratty teen. Mal's not a Lolita kind of guy, I think.

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Friday, December 2, 2005 5:35 PM

SHINYTALENT


I have to say my new interest as far as 'ships go is Jayne and Simon. Something about Jayne's brute masculinity meeting Simon's reservedness just seems... interesting.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005 10:52 AM

MISSKITTEN


If we're to go to the non-canon ships I'd say the one that stands the biggest chance is Kaylee/Inara.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 3:06 AM

CBY


Quote:

Originally posted by AgentRouka:
[...] And Book/anyone, hehe.



Why not? Book/Inara could be very interesting. The whore - *cough* - companion and the wannabe shepard would make quite a couple.

It's not as unlikely as it seems. They are both misplaced on serenity, both have a (dark?) secret and are keen thinkers. The antipode of them is fascinating.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 3:31 AM

AGENTROUKA


Quote:

Originally posted by CBY:
Quote:

Originally posted by AgentRouka:
[...] And Book/anyone, hehe.



Why not? Book/Inara could be very interesting. The whore - *cough* - companion and the wannabe shepard would make quite a couple.

It's not as unlikely as it seems. They are both misplaced on serenity, both have a (dark?) secret and are keen thinkers. The antipode of them is fascinating.



You know... you're right!

Although, I do imagine that of all the limitations his Shepherd life puts on Book, chastity might be the easiest to keep.

I don't see any passion of love between them, but a relationship and sex, that's true could certainly happen.



Oh, and ditto on whoever said Kaylee/Inara. Can't believe I forgot that!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 4:00 AM

ZOOT


Okay so I note no one says “Mal/Zoë” but I got to thinkin’ and I think that one might be quite likely – especially post movie (if ya know what I mean) …

I know you’ll gonna be bringing up War Stories, but remember, Wash says that Zoë’s problem is that Mal is “the one she never slept with”. And I know that they behave all comic and amusing and “just downright unsettlin’” when they try for a clinch at the end, but, gorramit, they’re both sober and standing about two inches from Zoë’s husband.

I may be extrapolating from my own experience, not to mention psyche, but when you live and work with someone of the opposite sex (assuming you’re het) for that long and still get on with them, there’s usually some attraction involved and you usually end up so drunk or in such a peculiar situation that at some point you act on it (only to never mention it again in the cold light of a very embarrassing morning, or at least until you’re next pissed)…

I also think that often Zoë and Mal’s interaction is a little bit flirtatious, e.g. “of course there are other schools of thought” in flash-back in The Message and her general subservience to Mal despite being a powerful woman …

Oh look – I’ve clearly now put too much thought into this, but that’s my “most likely” anyhow …


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Wednesday, December 7, 2005 3:57 PM

GIANTEVILHEAD


Jayne, Saffron, sex.

"I swallowed a bug." -River Tam

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:33 AM

HAOLEHAOLE


... What's a "ship"? ... exactly? Obviously not a thing flying through space, at least as far as this thread is concerned.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 2:38 PM

WILLIAMJAMESW


Wow, a whole month and nobody has mentioned River/Jayne?
I don't know why; but even during the original run of the show it seemed that there were possibilities for something between the two of them.

I could stand to hear a little more.

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Friday, December 16, 2005 6:05 PM

FIVEBYFIVE


Quote:

Originally posted by HaoLeHaoLe:
... What's a "ship"? ... exactly? Obviously not a thing flying through space, at least as far as this thread is concerned.



short for relationship, I believe.
Quote:

Originally posted by GIANTEVILHEAD:

Jayne, Saffron, sex.



While anyone/Saffron seems damn unlikely with the source material we have, my uncanny belief that Saffron would've been a crew member by the end of Season Two makes me like this one.

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Friday, December 23, 2005 12:08 PM

FOREVERSHINY


Quote:

Originally posted by williamjamesw:
Wow, a whole month and nobody has mentioned River/Jayne?
I don't know why; but even during the original run of the show it seemed that there were possibilities for something between the two of them.

I could stand to hear a little more.



I so agree. And, SPOILERS for Serenity:

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Both when she faints in the Lilac trading station and when they're at the Maidenhead, it's always Jayne who goes to help her first.



For some reason, I can also, sorta see Mal/River or Inara/Simon. But, I definately like their canon ships.

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Friday, December 30, 2005 9:44 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by VisitingMyIntentions:
The "So... what's your ship?" thread got me thinking... A lot of people like non-canon ships, but most of us know they're unlikely. What do you think is the most likely ship?


Serenity herself...and I think Serenity & Jayne,
because when he is 'in his bunk' he isn't really alone....
but of course Serenity loves everyone on board her

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Friday, December 30, 2005 6:04 PM

RIVERGODDESS


Quote:

Serenity herself...and I think Serenity & Jayne,
because when he is 'in his bunk' he isn't really alone....
but of course Serenity loves everyone on board her



Haha, creepy. I myself am a fan of canon ships, but ones that I enjoy are Jayne/River. Initially, this weirded me out. But after reading a few fanfics I've grown to love it. I also like the Mal/River one, too. Like someone said before, they're the most damaged characters.
Although it is way popular, and I can totally see why, I really can't read anything Kaylee/Jayne.
It's interesting reading everyone's preferences, though.

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Friday, December 30, 2005 6:42 PM

SERENYTY


Quote:

Originally posted by misskitten:
If we're to go to the non-canon ships I'd say the one that stands the biggest chance is Kaylee/Inara.



With non-canon, that may be. I some how doubt it. Inara calls Kaylee "mei-mei" sometimes, right? Little-sister? yeah. weird...

I'm pretty much a canon ship person (as is misskitten, I believe, when reading her fics). I can't really see any relationships happening other than the canon ones.

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 5:17 AM

SERENITYSLITTLEANGEL


I love the idea of Mal/River. Maybe that's just me - feeling most like River, and loving Mal the best - but I also think they could be good together.

I also have a soft spot for Simon/Inara. Just a couple of little scenes, and the fact that their upbringings and qualities are so similar. Plus, they'd produce the most beautiful children.

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