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12 Characters Meme (Quick Reprise)

b7 - servalan
I was saying to AstroGirl that this meme seems to have been originally designed for one fandom and as a means of exploring brave new ships and that sort of thing, and that we should (for science!) both do it that way. Well, she did Once Upon A Time, so here's Blake's 7.

I, er, did say that then I should rewrite the questions, but we'll see...

1. Roj Blake
2. Vila Restal
3. Jenna Stannis
4. Kerr Avon
5. Oleg Gan
6. Cally
7. Travis
8. Servalan
9. Dayna Mellanby
10. Del Tarrant
11. Soolin
12. Carnell


Have you ever read a 6 [Cally] and 11 [Soolin] fic?

I don't think so, what with the slight inconvenience in canon that Cally dies before Soolin turns up.


Do you think 4 [Avon] is hot?

Ohhh... well, I really should have cheated with the list shouldn't I? Okay, people, don't shoot me, but... no! The character's fascinating, his snarkiness remains unbeaten, but I don't see the pretty; I don't see the hotness, no. But don't worry, Paul Darrow does, enough for the rest of the universe. (Avon/Servalan is, though, but that's a whole other thing.)


What would happen if 12 [Carnell] got 8 [Servalan] pregnant?

I suspect, like a spider, she would kill her partner after mating (but then again, he'd probably have predicted that), but then there would either be some terrifying super-intelligent child of evil out there, or, life being what it is, some poor child who turned out to be disappointingly ordinary (if very pretty with nice eyelashes) who got dumped in a Federation orphanage. Either way, the child eventually kills Servalan. (Carnell predicted that, too.)


Can you rec any fics about 9 [Dayna]?

A Quarter to Midnight by Paranoidangel
D(ams)el in Distress: Five Times Dayna and the Scorpio Crew Saved Tarrant by [personal profile] aralias

(Which were both written for me, as it happens. ♥)


Would 2 [Vila] and 6 [Cally] make a good couple?

You know, I shipped them once the first time round, but ever since, I just can't. Vila would like it, or he'd certainly think he'd like it, and in theory they're not at all the worst pairing - neither of them is evil, Cally seems to think Aurons are compatible with humans, and neither of them would try to kill each other, so that probably counts as a yes.


Would 5 [Gan] and 9 [Dayna]?

Again, they're not evil, though there would be some possibility of them killing each other... but I really, really can't see it and don't especially want to try.


Would 5 [Gan] and 10 [Tarrant]?

No, I just don't think so. Sorry, Gan.


Make up a summary for a 3[Jenna]/10[Soolin] fic.

She's the best pilot in the business; she's a coldly brilliant gun for hire - together they commit crime!


(Sorry.)


Is there any such thing as 1[Blake]/8 [Servalan] fluff?

Somehow I doubt it, although I haven't read enough of what's out there to safely assume that there isn't. I'm not sure I've come across any Blake/Servalan at all, let alone fluff. Maybe if Blake hadn't left before Ben Steed arrived, it could have been canon. ("Oh, Blake, I was only evil because I was waiting for a GOOD MAN to set me right!") No, really. The only fluff in such a fic would be Servalan's cloak and Blake's hair.


Suggest a title for a 7 [Travis]/12 [Carnell] hurt/comfort fic.

You know, this one just doesn't bear thinking about, really. What the hell are they really up to? Are they bonding over Servalan trying to kill either/both of them? I think this is the best I can do:

"Mutoids and Manipulation"


What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted Four [Avon] to deflower One [Blake]?

Well, gosh, meme, I don't know, but I am pretty sure the internet has many, many answers to that one already. I expect most of them don't talk about deflowering, either. Although probably at least one somewhere does.


Does anyone on your flist read Seven [Travis] slash?

If it exists, I expect someone would/has/does. Even if only once.


Does anyone on your flist read Three [Jenna] het?

There isn't much Jenna het, but I'm pretty sure that my flist combined has read what there is, yes.


Does anyone on your flist write or draw Eleven [Soolin]?

Sometimes!


What might Ten [Tarrant] scream at a moment of great passion?

"I'm the BEST!" ?


If you wrote a song-fic about Eight [Servalan], which song would you choose?

Look, meme, I still don't write song-fic! And I dunno - "She's just a devil woman, with evil on her mind!"


If you wrote a One[Blake]/Six [Cally]/Twelve [Carnell] fic, what would the warnings be?

Mind Games, Devious Plotting, Telepathy... (I'm thinking of tags, really, but never mind.)


What might be a good pick up line for Two [Vila] to use on Ten [Tarrant]?

I don't really think Vila would deliberately try to chat up Tarrant, but it's always an outside possibility that "Fancy a drink?" might wind up there in the right circumstances. Probably more likely would be stealing things, causing trouble and teleporting out before the bar brawl started.


What was the last time you read fic about Five [Gan]?

Ah, yes, poor, Gan! The last one I can remember reading that had significant Gan was Clocket's wonderful On the Far Shore.


What is Six's [Cally's] super-sekrit kink?

Fandom has speculation about this: her weird alien habits! Her love/hatred of ice-cream!

But, personally, I think whatever Cally secret kink is, she's keeping it that way and being silently amused at us.


Would Eleven [Soolin] shag Nine [Dayna]? Drunk or sober?

It's definitely a possibility, yes. Sober, even.


If Three [Jenna] and Seven [Travis] get together, who tops?

Jenna? (But Travis claims afterwards that he did, obviously.)


How would you feel if Seven [Travis]/Eight [Servalan] was canon?

I'm not entirely sure it isn't. I think in some seriously disturbing way it probably is.




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aralias
Jul. 22nd, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
i enjoyed this meme muchly. i sort of want to find the blake/servalan fluff for you (if any) but i expect it would be not good. if only i'd written that ghost-hunter fic!

What might Ten [Tarrant] scream at a moment of great passion?

"I'm the BEST!" ?


ahahahaha. yes.

What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted Four [Avon] to deflower One [Blake]?

Well, gosh, meme, I don't know, but I am pretty sure the internet has many, many answers to that one already.


you are, indeed, correct.
lost_spook
Jul. 22nd, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
if only i'd written that ghost-hunter fic!

Oh, I had forgotten that - it is vaguely returning to me now. You should have, yes! :-)

you are, indeed, correct.

I felt sure I was.
sallymn
Jul. 23rd, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
... and I'm pretty sure the word 'deflower' was in at least one very old, very bad story or two (as someone once pointed out, the mindwipe does make for a big, burly, born-again virgin...)
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 11:13 am (UTC)
Somehow, I knew it had to have happened at least once upon a fanzine. :-D
justice_turtle
Jul. 22nd, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
FOR SCIENCE! :D

I'm trying to think of fandoms I've got with a whole twelve characters... I think it comes down to Doctor Who, Mass Effect, or LOTR. (I am not doing LOTR. God. O_O)
john_elliott
Jul. 22nd, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
I've done DW, but of course it's got so many characters that you can pick an entirely different set ( or let the computer do it for you).
lost_spook
Jul. 22nd, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Surely there must be more than 12 characters in all of the Star Treks?? Star Wars?

I think "For science!" is just the generally accepted excuse for "I really like this meme, I totally have reasons for bugging you all by doing it three times in a row!"

:-)

I decided that DW was so big, it was like doing a multi-fandom one and would defeat the "for science" part, so I did Blake's 7 instead.
justice_turtle
Jul. 22nd, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
*nods* DW and Star Trek (which I totally forgot about ;P) can be more like multi-fandoms in themselves. But yeah, Mass Effect and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine sound like the best options here that probably haven't been done yet lately... *lol*
astrogirl2
Jul. 22nd, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yay, we have memed for science! Or something. :)

Don't tell anyone, but I actually kind of agree with you. Avon is interesting to look at, but he's not exactly hot.

I'm pretty sure I've read some Travis/Blake slash at some point in my life.

Also, I'm still giggling at Tarrant's moment-of-passion shouting. :)
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
Your secret is safe with me! (In this open, unflocked post... ;-p)

That question is so difficult! But... it's Tarrant; what else could it be?
lyssie
Jul. 22nd, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
What is Six's [Cally's] super-sekrit kink?

Travis.
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
:lol: That one is so secret only about two people have found it out, yes. ;-)
jaxomsride
Jul. 23rd, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
All this talk of deflowering makes me think of a weird AU where a Tam Lin character is literally deflowered - Just the idea of Jen plucking his rose...

Tarrant's screams - good one!

There was a sort of bond between Servalan and Travis I that didn't work so well with Travis II.

Well the options were less crackfic this time, but still amusing in places.
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
The deflowering bit is weird, yes.

There was a sort of bond between Servalan and Travis I that didn't work so well with Travis II.

Which is understandable, she'd just done something so weird to him, he suddenly looked like someone else.

:-)
ravenskyewalker
Jul. 23rd, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I remember being intensely attracted to Avon. I still got the idea of my feelings when I rewatched B7... um, last year? (Bleah, my life has been so disrupted. I think it was last year.) But I don't actually need to feel anything any longer, because, indeed, nothing compares to Paul Darrow's regard for Avon's overall glory.

Servalan and Travis and Carnell, oh my...

Re: fluff with Servalan's cloak and Blake's hair, I get the absurd image of his curls getting all over her cloak, and her being so frustrated over trying to deal with the shedding that she'd order his execution!

Let's see... I think I read Travis slash at some point, definitely Jenna het, and have tried to draw Soolin along with other B7 characters, but that was all many years ago.

Yes, Tarrant would scream exactly that.

"Devil Woman" totally fits Servalan.

I have a creepy feeling that Servalan/Travis is, in some sense, canon, and I'm as unsettled by it as you are. Especially since his completely losing all remaining stability in S2 was, IMHO, because Servalan ordered him punished and tortured between seasons.
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 08:15 am (UTC)
I'm not judging anyone for who they find attractive, never fear. And sometimes it's x actor but only in y role or just in that one scene. :-) And, LOL, my flippancy about Darrow was cheap, but it does seem to be true!

I have a creepy feeling that Servalan/Travis is, in some sense, canon, and I'm as unsettled by it as you are. Especially since his completely losing all remaining stability in S2 was, IMHO, because Servalan ordered him punished and tortured between seasons.

Oh, yes. I'm surprised there isn't more fic, but maybe it's just too weird for everyone!
ravenskyewalker
Jul. 23rd, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell, nothing used to be too weird for this fandom to write! I miss those days, but they were also frighteningly full of fannish drama.

No, your flippancy re: Darrow was no cheaper than some of the ways he himself has behaved, and even though I still see why I found Avon attractive, I just say "Nope, done with that!" now. (Which is also, unfortunately, how I feel about Dirk Benedict from original Battlestar Galactica these days. Words can't express how he used to turn me on, but the man really should've kept his mouth shut over the years. *shudder*)
sallymn
Jul. 23rd, 2014 11:00 am (UTC)
It says something about how long I've been doing this that there are very few of these I don't vaguely remember reading.

Blake/Soolin is one of my rare and guilty pleasures :) The mental pictures are just so good...

Oh, and given that my adoration of Avon survived reading Avon: A Terrible Waste of Paper and the spellbindingly bad slash epic Careless Whispers, I think you can safely say I see what you don't :)
lost_spook
Jul. 23rd, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, and given that my adoration of Avon survived reading Avon: A Terrible Waste of Paper and the spellbindingly bad slash epic Careless Whispers, I think you can safely say I see what you don't

:-D Indeed! And he was very pretty in that episode of Special Branch, I will admit. (At the other extreme, when he's microphone-eating in Kaldor City, it's just brilliantly hilarious. It took me two audios just to stop laughing at everything Iago said. And I'm fairly sure he thinks he's being sexy, which makes it even funnier. I am, whichever way you look at it, indebted to him for many hours of entertainment and for a truly wonderful TV character.)
elviaprose
Jul. 23rd, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
A very fun read! Really enjoyed your answers, and your open-minded, relaxed attitude about all of these pairings :D
lost_spook
Jul. 24th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
liadtbunny
Jul. 23rd, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
Don't tell anyone, I agree with you about Avon too. He's a great character etc but I don't want to spend all day staring up his nose. I don't need to live in fear about people finding out and killing me - becasue they know now, oh no, am DED! I am probably the only person who enjoyed Buffy without fancying anyone too (hardly an ugly cast by any standards), so am I excused on the grounds of being totally weird & unnatural?

All this deflowering talk is making me think of people chasing people round with giant bunches of flowers (see I am unnatural;p)with a glint in their eye.

Servalan did go on about how Travis wasn't as pretty with his eyepatch, so they probably did - resistance is futile Travis!

Alas poor Gan! Woman!

Cally's kink is that her kink is boringly vanilla on Auron but kinky to (non Auron) humans.
lost_spook
Jul. 24th, 2014 11:38 am (UTC)
I am probably the only person who enjoyed Buffy without fancying anyone too (hardly an ugly cast by any standards), so am I excused on the grounds of being totally weird & unnatural?

I think that depends if your not fancying anyone in Buffy statement includes Giles, because then, possibly, yes, you may be a tad unnatural. ;-p

All this deflowering talk is making me think of people chasing people round with giant bunches of flowers (see I am unnatural;p)with a glint in their eye.

LOL! But I think that's perfectly natural. What can people expect if they use literal flowery euphemisms in a 'net meme?
liadtbunny
Jul. 24th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
I am unnatural;) I did miss Giles when he went & was \o/ when he popped back for a bit. If only he had gone on about how you can never find anything in libraries these days because they group everything by theme instead of dewey - that's the way to my heart;p
clocketpatch
Jul. 24th, 2014 06:14 am (UTC)
Well, gosh, meme, I don't know

I'm just as stumped. I mean, how would one go about writing about Blake and Avon getting into some sort of close situation anyway? It seems like nothing that would ever happen.

...

Very funny meme answers. And thanks for the Far Shore pimp. I quite like that one.
lost_spook
Jul. 24th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
It is unthinkable, isn't it? Fancy the meme coming up with such a bizarre concept! ;-)

Very funny meme answers. And thanks for the Far Shore pimp. I quite like that one.

Aw, thanks - and my pleasure. It's a shame b7recs isn't run like Calufrax so I could do it properly, because it's very unusual and lovely.
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