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27 March 2009 @ 02:27 pm
I have unexpected time before I go off for the weekend, so there may be fic posted in a bit. Also, I have finished my Tardis Bigbang, those of you who may have been a tad fed up with my constant moaning on about it :) It clocked in at 27,600 or so, and is in beta. It means I have to start writing/thinking about my Merlin Bigbang now. Yes, having never done one before, I then signed up to two!!

And... Meme time. blackbird_song gave me three chaps between whom I must choose to:

The Rules:

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.

She gave me two sets:

Joe Flanigan
David Tennant
Gareth David-Lloyd


Ianto Jones
Captain Jack Harkness
John Sheppard

but I can't mix and match between them.

Actually this is quite easy - I suspect, Catherine, that you didn't know that my fave in SGA is McKay/David Hewlett, so while I know Rodney will be sad, in each case, I'm afraid I'm cliffing John Sheppard/Joe Flanigan. I'm sure Rodney will have thrown together some hover-boots for him, so I don't have to feel too bad about that :) It's mainly because I can't take the really repressed emo guys (had enough of that, thanks) in the case of John Sheppard, and I bet Joe would hate to cheat on his wife.

Among David Tennant and Gareth, well, this may surprise people, but I would marry David and shag Gareth - and why, I hear you cry? Well, I do have to worry that David would wander off with some blond bimbette half my age, it's true, but he seems a nice, fairly stable guy otherwise, and maybe when he realises I won't stifle him, or carry dolls of him in my handbag, he'll be able to relax, and we'll amble along together quite nicely.

OTOH however much I love the man, Gareth is not a nice stable chap - he's emo, and moody, and difficult to get along with. But still gorgeous, so there's the shag :)

With my other pair, though, it's totally the other way around! :) I'd marry Ianto in a heartbeat - that kind of loyalty? That kind of devotion? Oh yes. And I think if he felt safe and secure he wouldn't be clingy or emotional either - think how much more sensible and fun he was in second season.

And Jack? Well, he's obviously the shag, and I don't think he'd feel comfortable being anything else. I mean, admittedly I wouldn't have to worry about him dying before me, but lets face it, he could have been kidnapped by aliens/sucked away by the rift/buried long before my old age anyway, so there's no point in trying to hold on.

So there we have it. I'm without much net access until Monday, so I will come back and give you your names, if anyone cares to join in, but not until then, I suspect...
fairyd123: Garethfairyd123 on March 27th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
I can't help but giggle at the decsription of Gareth as "emo" - hee! He is a right moody old bugger but I find him relatively easy to get along with as long as you play him right. But yeah I'd totally shag Gareth and marry Ianto - Gemma evidently has more patience than me.
Valderys: Blue Gillespie at the Goose - hazyvalderys on March 30th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I suppose I think of emo as another version of moody, so that's why I used it :) Gareth is a bit too much of an egomaniac for me too - whereas Ianto... *sigh* I'm glad I can tell them apart again now - at one point, I was seeing Gareth at so many things, when I watched an episode, I didn't see Ianto any more... And yes, thank god for Gemma!
fairyd123: Cartoon Jack/Iantofairyd123 on March 30th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you see him as an egomaniac. I have to say I don't. One on one he can actually be really rather awkward and self conscious. He gets nervous and doesn't quite know what to say. I don't pay any attention to any of the nonsense he comes out with on stage as that's just absolutely blatant fan service and I've noticed that he often plays dumb and sabotages interesting discussions with a cock joke or two. He's a hell of a lot brighter than he seems willing to let on.

Not that I'm sure that all the lovely (and indeed not so lovely) girlies hurling themselves at his feet hasn't massaged his ego somewhat and he's certainly not shy about what he think he's worth when it comes to conventions and the like (hey fair play to him) but he's a fluffy puppy compared to some other actors I've met!

Ianto and Gareth only ever overlap for me when the writing veered that way. The whole of Sleeper was very Gareth and didn't quite work for me as a result.

Now onto other topics did I see that you were doing the Tardis big bang? I'm desperate for something decent to read!
Valderys: Blue Gillespie at the Goose - hazyvalderys on March 30th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he's quite an insecure egomaniac, I believe many of them often are :) I completely agree with the getting nervous sometimes, and the cock jokes and the fan service. It's not that really - he just blows so hot and cold in person - and he's so attention-hungry all the time (cock jokes and the like again), I think that's why I used the word. I'm sure there are worse-behaved actors out there, but for the most part, if an actor shows himself to me to be too much of a 'Do you know who I am!' then I tend to go off them. Gareth isn't there yet, for me, I suspect I'm sounding harsher than I really mean to be...

And my Tardis Big bang is going to be a ways off posting yet - I don't believe they're going to make the website live until mid-June or so - sorry!!
smirnoffmule on March 27th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
You're a glutton for punishment, have I mentioned that? ;)

Can I play? But can I be picky and request fictional characters, because I never want to shag actors? & also a bit of gender mix-n-matching, otherwise I might find myself confounded by not wanting to marry or shag any of them! See why I haven't picked up on this meme before? I'm awkward. Hit me.
Blackbird Songblackbird_song on March 27th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Jumping in to be totally off-topic because I couldn't respond to your question on another thread, as the comments are screened.

My boss is planning on riding in Mongolia for a week or so, not to it. (Though if he had the time and it weren't cruel to the horses, I wouldn't put it past him to give it a go. ;D) England and America: divided by a common language but united to confuse the ambi-Pondal. As it were.

smirnoffmule on March 27th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I think it's less divided by a common language and more smirnoffmule has a very literal brain. But thanks for the clarification! I envy your boss - riding holidays are a very fine thing.
Valderys: Tosh - Too Smart for Own Goodvalderys on March 30th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
So how about these three?

Adrian Veidt
Toshiko Sato

Or if there isn't enough girls here, let me know and I'll do you an all girls version!!
smirnoffmule on March 31st, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Nope that's perfect! I managed to overcome my issues via the perfectly normal magic of genderswap :D

prochytesprochytes on March 27th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
This is a fun game. Arachnekallisti made me choose between a) Angela Petrelli (Heroes) b) Danielle Rousseau (Lost) and c) Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice). Marry, Shag, and Cliff respectively, even though I would feel bad about cliffing Saffy.
Valderys: Dom - snickervalderys on March 30th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Lydia - now I'd keep Julia Sawalha, but I think you're right about Lydia, she'd be a handful! Mind you I'm not sure I'd want to marry Angela Petrelli - she's too manipulative for my tastes. It would be the other way round for me!
prochytesprochytes on March 31st, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Lydia - now I'd keep Julia Sawalha

Yes, I was sorely tempted by the Shag option there, as long as Lydia was indeed the BBC version, since I have had a bit of a thing for Julia Sawalha ever since Press Gang. The Marrakesh episode of Ab Fab is one of the more unexpected entries in my mental Gallery of TV Hotness. Mmm - Saffy in a swimsuit. Mmm - Saffy and the yoghurt...

Mind you I'm not sure I'd want to marry Angela Petrelli - she's too manipulative for my tastes.

Same here, really, but the alternative was marrying Rousseau, who is hot in a woodsy fashion which appeals to me and has Elite Ranger Skills but is also madder than Mad Jack MacMad. And lives way closer to Benjamin Linus than any sensible person would want to be. Angela is probably less trouble, as long as one does not make the mistake of getting in the way.
Blackbird Songblackbird_song on March 27th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
You're right that I hadn't known your SGA preference for certain, but your reasoning makes perfect sense, as it does for the others. Frankly, I agree with all of it. I like Joe Flanigan a lot, but only to talk to, and only if we stay away from politics.

I have to admit that I find myself enjoying Gareth's moodiness at times, though I must agree with fairyd123's observation of Gemma's patience with him, at least in relation to my own. ;)

And now, I'm just going to have some nice thoughts about Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones and David Tennant. (I'd so marry David, but not Ten!)

Valderys: Evi and Jorge - Cheers!valderys on March 30th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I feel completely that way about Ten too - you could never rely on him! He'd dump you on a random planet any time he felt bored!

Gareth's moodiness has gotten old, at least for me. If he can't be bothered to be pleased to see loyal non-crazy fans, then pfft. Good luck, Gemma, is all I can say :)
R..: metamemetame on March 27th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I was so hoping the three options would be marry, shag, and pass on to Cliff Richard.
Valderys: Dean - Maybe I want to look cheapvalderys on March 30th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I had a passing urge then for a Cliff Richard icon, but the lasting shame is probably not worth it! :)
absinthefairy88absinthefairy88 on March 30th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'm a little late on replying to yours - sorry :D

Could I get a mix of characters and actors? I've done a character one and I've done an actor one so a mix would be nice if that's ok :D
Valderys: Captain Jack Harkness - dazzlesvalderys on April 1st, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry, hon, been massively busy. How about these three:

Stuart Alan Jones
Draco malfoy
Owen Harper
absinthefairy88: ten inch heroabsinthefairy88 on April 2nd, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
I've not had a quiet time of it either recently so I don't mind :D

I'll take those three gladly :D