BenxLeslie//Sooner or Later

I just rewatched Master Plan and Freddie Spaghetti from Season 2 and I like can't deal with this.

Ben’s already freaking in love with Leslie and he’s known her like a week and all i can do is sit here and be like YOU GUYS GET MARRIED IN LIKE TWO YEARS LIKE ACTUALLY. And then Andy and April like each other but they aren’t together and drama drama drama and I’m just like YOU GUYS GET MARRIED IN LIKE SIX MONTHS. And then there’s Chris who wants to date Ann and Ann’s like nah and I’m like YOU GUYS ARE GONNA HAVE A BABY TOGETHER IN LIKE THREE YEARS. And I can’t even do this. Parks and Rec kills me.

Also Mark Brandanaquits is still there. So that’s weird.

5 OTPs

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1. Zoe and Wash: Firefly

I have very little to add to what Joss Whedon says in Serenity: The Official Visual Companion:

“Wash is an absolute contrast to Zoe, yet a perfect mate for her. Rather than playing out every little romance in its infancy the way shows usually do, I thought it would be nice to show a happily married couple, who would have their fights and their troubles, but would stay married. That was actually one of the sticking points when I sold the show. The last thing that Fox said was, “We will pick up the show, but they can’t be married.” And I said, “Then don’t pick up the show, because in my show, these people are married. And it’s important to the show.”  

I love this couple. I love their relationship.  I love that she is a gun-toting, no-nonsense badass, who is completely secure with her sexiness and femininity.  I love that he is a toy dinosaur loving, Hawaiian shirt wearing, goofball, who knows his wife is physically stronger than him, but has no doubts about his own masculinity.  I love that race isn’t even a part of the conversation with them because it doesn’t fucking matter.  I love that this is the most realistic marriage I’ve ever seen on a television show and said show happens to be science fiction.  Joss Whedon is the best. Everyone else go home.

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2. Snow and Charming

Once Upon a Time should be an absolute disaster.  That show has one of the most ridiculous concepts ever.  Somehow, though, the show works and I give most of the credit to these two.  This is the one time you’re going to hear me talk about acting over writing.  What makes Snow and Charming so special as characters is largely due to the actors playing them.  Again, I normally don’t pay too much attention to the personal lives of actors, but Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin became a couple over the course of shooting the first season of OUAT and when you go back and watch the show, you can actually see them fall in love.  It’s like watching Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall or Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.  Because their love is genuine, they’ve breathed a new vitality into what I once thought was the most boring fairy tale romance.  To say they’ve turned the whole notions of valiant princes and damsels in distress upside down would be a gross understatement.

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3. Ben and Leslie

Because of this:

Ben: Your victory speech, Councilwoman Knope.

Leslie: Someday, when I’m more emotionally stable, I want to read the concession speech you wrote for me.

Ben: I never wrote it.

And as a bonus, this:

Ben: I guess we’ll just set fire to the studio or something.
Leslie: Oh that’s so sweet, I’ve never had a boyfriend willing to commit arson for me before.
Donna: It gets old.

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4. Rory and Amy

Because this:

Rory: Doctor, what am I?
The Doctor: You’re a Nestene duplicate. A lump of plastic with delusions of humanity.
Rory: But I’m Rory now. Whatever’s happening, it stopped. I’m Rory!
The Doctor: That’s software talking. 
Rory: Can you help her, is there anything you can do?
The Doctor: Yeah, probably, if I had the time.
Rory: The time?!?
The Doctor: All of Creation has just been wiped from the sky. Do you now know how many lives now never happened? All the people who never lived. Your girlfriend isn’t more important than the whole Universe.
Rory: She is to me! {he hits him}
The Doctor: Welcome back, Rory Williams! Sorry. Had to be sure. Hell of a gun arm you’re packing on you there. Right, we need to get her downstairs. And take that look off your plastic face. You’re getting married in the morning.

and later this:

Future Amy: All those boys chasing me, but it was only ever Rory. Why was that?
Amy: You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.
Both: Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.
Amy: Please. Do it for him.
Future Amy: Ah, you. You’re asking me to defy destiny, causality, the nexus of time itself, for a boy.
Amy: You’re Amy. He’s Rory. And oh yes, I am

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5. Willow and Tara

It has been a good two years since I watched any of the Buffy episodes with Willow and Tara together.  I still can’t form a coherent thought about them. I…I just….wibble.

Other Favorites: Kaylee and Simon (Firefly), Mal and Inara (DAMN YOU WHEDON), Ned and Catelyn (Game of Thrones), Mary and Matthew (Fuck you, Julian Fellowes), Sybil and Branson (Again, FUCK YOU), 

Clearly, they're doomed...

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“But if you find him and he’s weird, like a ventriloquist or a puppeteer or anyone who pretends toys are people, then abort the mission.”

Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day

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And Wyatt is no ordinary 18-year-old. Witty and energetic, he has great appeal among the young; he keeps a ventriloquist’s dummy in his baronial office to entertain visiting school children

Partridge Community, The master plan