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10 June 2015 @ 07:42 pm
Shippy Memeage  
I think I now write enough couples for this to be play-alongable, and this meme intrigued me, so:

Give me a couple/ship that I write or have written (or created or whatever) and I'll tell you:

How differently do they think of each other now compared to when they first met?
Where was their first date?
What do their friends/family think of their relationship?
How do their personalities/skills complement or contrast with each other?
What is their favorite aspect of each other?
Do either of them have pet peeves about each other?
How would each reconcile with each other after a fight?
What would be their ideal vacation getaway together?


OCs and AUs and all that jazz are cool.
 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on June 11th, 2015 01:24 am (UTC)
Ooh, can you do Sarah and John from Abby-verse? Thank you! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 11th, 2015 02:52 am (UTC)
Of course, m'dear!

John Watson & Sarah Sawyer


How differently do they think of each other now compared to when they first met? Not very. Their assessments of one another were pretty accurate. Sarah realizes John isn't quite as much of a bloke as he'd like to present himself as, and has experienced his PTSD first-hand, so she knows he's sometimes not as okay as he'd like you to think. John realizes Sarah is a lot more strong and dependable than he might have thought of her at first. She can stand strong for him when he's not as strong as he should be, and it won't break her.
Where was their first date? John took Sarah to a circus, and then she was nearly skewered by Chinese smugglers. Sherlock still maintains it's the best date he's ever been on, to which John will point out that Sherlock was not invited on that date, nor has a lot of experiences to make that assessment with.
What do their friends/family think of their relationship? John and Sarah have a pretty high approval rating amongst their friends and families. Angela, Sarah's best friend, thought John was a bit of a tosser the first go-round, but the second time they dated she warmed up to him. Sherlock feels Sarah is a perfectly acceptable choice of life mate for John, and has grown to be very fond of her. Sarah's family adore John, even her mother, who basically disapproves of everything and everyone, and all of Sarah's life choices.
How do their personalities/skills complement or contrast with each other? Both John and Sarah are quite independent, and don't need a ton of time together to be content, which works well considering John is often away from home. Sarah keeps her cool when John tends to lose his, and she is a bit more of optimist than John.
What is their favorite aspect of each other? Sarah admires John's loyalty to the people he cares about. John likes Sarah's ability to be kind of an anchor of normality in the very odd life he lives. She feels very solid and safe.
Do either of them have pet peeves about each other? John's left-handedness and obsessive bed-making habits are somewhat annoying to Sarah. Sarah's love of nail polish is a hassle to John, who doesn't like the smell of it, or the number of bottles that have taken over the dresser.
How would each reconcile with each other after a fight? John and Sarah rarely stop fighting until they have sorted out what the problem is. There is very little storming off or cold shoulders, they just yell and argue until they've made themselves understood, or, as is often the case, one of them starts to laugh and the other one joins in. Thus, very little reconciling is necessary, but usually apologies are made and they might bring a cup of Peace Tea to seal the treaty.
What would be their ideal vacation getaway together? Sherlock has given them use of the Holmes family beach house in Nice, which is where they honeymooned and they still like to go there. It's not too far, not too exotic, but a different setting and very quiet and with every amenity you'd want.

Edited at 2015-06-11 05:04 am (UTC)
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on July 20th, 2015 01:39 pm (UTC)
This is great and helps me to get to know them better. Thank you! :)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 11th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
I'll take Jarvis and Anna.
The Writer They Call Tay: MCU: Jarvisawanderingbard on June 11th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
Huzzah!

Edwin and Anna Jarvis


How differently do they think of each other now compared to when they first met? Anna's uncanny ability to judge people accurately within seconds of meeting them means that nothing she has learned about Jarvis has surprised her at all. She had him pegged as a fussy, polite, very kind and sweet gentleman, and the only surprising thing is that he sometimes likes to go on dangerous adventures. But since he does it mostly in the name of doing The Right Thing, it's not that surprising. She expected him to do that.

The biggest change in Jarvis' view of Anna is that he realizes how brave she is. To have lived through the period of anti-Semitic laws in Budapest, which took away her ability to have a job or move freely and put her life in danger, and then to unhesitatingly follow an American who showed up at her door and told her to run, and take a chance that it would all work out with a man she hadn't seen in person in three years is remarkable.
Where was their first date? Jarvis' free time was very limited, so when he could get away to be with her, it wasn't for great periods of time. Their first official date was at a park, where they took a very long stroll around and chatted to one another. It took three loops of the park before Anna managed to sneak her hand into his. He kept walking with them clasped behind his back.
What do their friends/family think of their relationship? Jarvis' family is split on his relationship with Anna. His parents weren't very keen on him marrying a Jewish girl, and never quite came around to the idea of it, especially after the treason charges, but his siblings are more on board and they exchange letters and telegrams and the occasion phone call when international long distance became a thing. Anna only had her uncle left when Jarvis met her, but he approved of Jarvis very much. He'd passed away before Jarvis and Anna married, but Anna never had any doubts that Jarvis had his blessing.

Howard Stark is a full-on shipper of Jarvis and Anna. No one ships Jarvis and Anna harder than Howard Stark does. The rest of Anna and Jarvis' friends were made in America after they married, so met them as a pair. Most of them think of them as a very nice couple.
How do their personalities/skills complement or contrast with each other? Anna's silliness and tendency not to sweat the small stuff is a good contrast to Jarvis' propriety and fussiness, and his level-headedness is a good contrast to her tendency to dream. They both have a very strong work ethic, which means Anna has little resentment about Jarvis' devotion to the Stark family and he doesn't resent her staying late to finish a project.
What is their favorite aspect of each other? Jarvis admires Anna's generosity and kindness toward anyone who needs help. Anna likes Jarvis' dedication and his silly little English ways.
Do either of them have pet peeves about each other? Jarvis can't leave a task undone, which is on occasion annoying to Anna when she'd like to, you know, have some sex now while the moment is good. She can often get him into bed, but he won't stay there long after the afterglow, because he gets right back up to finish what he was doing before. But then he'll come back for snuggles, so that's okay, she supposes.

Anna leaves the television or radio or lights on, which Jarvis finds very distressing if no one is using them. Then he has to get up and turn them off. Sex is no excuse for wasting electricity, Annuska.
How would each reconcile with each other after a fight? Jarvis would bring some sort of very small token like a flower or a little pastry as a peace offering and give sincere apologies. Anna would do some sort of task for Jarvis to make his day easier, and kiss his cheek and say that she's sorry, too.
What would be their ideal vacation getaway together? Mr Stark is very generous with his properties, and Anna and Jarvis take his two week vacation per year at Mr Stark's vacation home in Nantucket. He mostly doesn't bother them, except if he can't find something really, really important. Like his pants. Or his favourite tie. Or, you know, that pen he had last week? Did you do something with that?


Edited at 2015-06-11 01:43 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 11th, 2015 11:24 pm (UTC)
These are awesome! Thanks for doing them. I really like how they make up after a fight.

So your Jarvis has siblings, eh? Have they ever visited Jarvis in America? Have they met Stark?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 11th, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
So your Jarvis has siblings, eh? Have they ever visited Jarvis in America? Have they met Stark?

Yes. Yes he does. Jarvis has two siblings who are a lot older than him, a brother named Bertram (Bertie), and a sister who I didn't give a name to, and then Jarvis came along as kind of an afterthought (which is probably a polite way of saying 'accident') and he has a younger sister, Agnes (Aggie), who is only a couple of years younger. I liked the idea of Jarvis, due to the age differences, being sort of the youngest, oldest, and middle sibling at the same time.

I just created them for my First Days fic, so I don't have too much information about them. Bertie was fighting in the war, so I don't even know if he survived (it's me, so he probably did). I suppose they might have visited Jarvis at some point, but Howard didn't meet them while he was in England, so he'd only have met them if they visited.

Howard: So, if you get more than one Jarvis in a room, the efficiency must go up by at least 50%, right?
Jarvis: I think Bertram is much more efficient than I am, sir.
Howard; Christ, is he on Benzedrine?
Jarvis: No, sir, he's just the oldest.

ETA: Nope, I'm wrong about my own headcanon, apparently. I was just rereading 'The Virtues of Being Useful' and it turns out I gave Jarvis two older brothers, and an older sister.

So it goes:

Bertram
Unnamed Brother
(slight age gap)
Unnamed Sister
(big age gap)
Jarvis
Agnes

This is how continuity errors happen. Constant vigilance!

Edited at 2015-06-12 11:08 pm (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 14th, 2015 04:05 am (UTC)
Cam and Ziyad

I think this marks the first time I've spliced two pictures of an animal together. Ziyad's had a foot transplant.

Once again, I think the scale is okay. Although, now I am imagining how hilarious the size difference between Shess and Ziyad is.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 14th, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
That's adorable! I like how Cam looks like he's trying to get away with something and is doing his extra sweet smile to convince Ziyad that everything's cool. No problems here.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 14th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hee! Ziyad has a very subtle smile on him, so I imagine he's trying to be stern but is a little tickled by whatever Cam's done.

I've been writing toddler JJ recently. He's three and Tony is improving his hearing aids, and JJ wants to know if Tony can give Victor hearing aids too, and Steve has to stop Tony from going 'challenge accepted' on it.

This verse is terrible awesome troublesome.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 14th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
This verse is terrible awesome troublesome.

Yup! I feel like I've written random snippets of ficlets that take place throughout this 'verse. Starting from when Joan and Bucky first meet to when Winnie is an adult.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 14th, 2015 02:24 pm (UTC)
I've ended up writing bits with the Stark children as adults, which has introduced a new generation of Stark children, and someone needs to take my keyboard away.

I've been trying to decide if JJ is an only child or not. I feel like Steve and Nora might have another kid and have no reason not have another one, but at the same time, have no real idea how that child would fit in. I wouldn't mind having a little sister for JJ who thinks Winnie is the coolest, though. Hmmm.

ETA: If you need a cute animal fix tonight:

Tea party (for some reason, I picture this being Haddie and Dejeni having a tea party with Peggy's daughter and her [unpictured] daemon)
Dejeni post-some sort of lab accident
Catching up on current events
Catching a crocodile cab on the way to work

Edited at 2015-06-16 02:28 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 16th, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
That tea party picture is RIDICULOUSLY perfect.

Catching up on current events

Shess does like to keep up with the news.

Thanks for these!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 16th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
I can't tell if Dejeni would be all right with tea parties or there under duress. I feel like Howard would be a bit of a pushover for Peggy's kids and shower them with inappropriate presents.

Peggy's daughter: Do you want to have tea with me, Howard?
Howard: You know I do, sweetie, but I'm just talking to your mom here. Dejeni'll come, though, right Jen?
Dejeni: I am not going to--
Peggy's daughters daemon: Please?
Dejeni: I don't really like--
Haddie: Mrs Dejeni, do please join us.
Dejeni: ...fine. At least Junebug is using the playhouse Howard built her.
Takeo: Yes, it's very nearly bigger than our own house, sometimes we all go out there and spend the night.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 16th, 2015 04:39 am (UTC)
I can't tell if Dejeni would be all right with tea parties or there under duress.

Dejeni would probably be more uncomfortable than happy. But yeah, she'd feel some professional pride over the kids using the house Howard built them.

Takeo: We were all very impressed that it was built with running water. We've all had a bath in there.
Dejeni: Oh good. Howard wanted to skip over that but I told him details were important.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 16th, 2015 04:47 am (UTC)
Takeo: We were all very impressed that it was built with running water. We've all had a bath in there.
Dejeni: Oh good. Howard wanted to skip over that but I told him details were important.


Hehe! I'm picturing the angsty teenage years.

Peggy: ___ and I had a fight last night, so she's moved into the playhouse and apparently isn't coming out until I stop being the most embarrassing mother on the planet.
Howard: It's cold out, I should have put heating in there.
Peggy: You did, and thank you for completely missing all the important parts of the situation.
Howard: Did I do proper heating or just radiators? Because that thing must be forty years old now, I could do better.
Peggy: ___ is only 15 and you built it when she was two, and you're still not focusing on the right details.
Howard: Peggy, you've known me for this long, why did you think sharing your personal problems with me would be in any way helpful to you?
Peggy: ...Yes, that's a good point. The heating is fine.
flewandfliedflewandflied on June 11th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hi! Would you be able to do Siger and Dora from the Trio 'Verse please? Thanks!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 11th, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
Pt 1
Of course!

Siger and Dora Holmes

How differently do they think of each other now compared to when they first met? Due to Dora's possession of the observation skills, she had quite a good read on Siger when they first met that informed a lot of her impressions him as a well-groomed, somewhat cold, very brilliant workaholic who was bored by everything around him basically all the time. As she got to know him better, she revised him to a well-groomed, somewhat cold, very brilliant workaholic who was bored by everything around him all the time, but who, nonetheless, was fiercely protective of anyone he placed under the umbrella of 'good', had the best wry, dry, cutting sense of humour, and could be utterly relied upon in any situation if you asked him to do something for you.

Siger's thinks of Dora basically the same as when she met him. She's still nosy, she still odd, and she still won't let him get away with anything. The difference is that now he knows he likes all that, and he knows how clever she is, and bloody hell if that cleverness isn't sexy.
Where was their first date? They went to an art gallery and out for dinner. Dora arranged it all, and indeed, Siger has a suspicion that she somehow managed to get him to ask her without him really intending to ask her. He expected to be very bored, but he wasn't, and so when she decided they were going to out again, he did as he was told.
What do their friends/family think of their relationship? The Mycroft family (Dora's side) embraced Siger whole-heartedly, and he was rather baffled by them (they're all very strange, and not always good strange like Dora, and they all like each other and get along, which is odd), but he soon settled in to find them very tolerable. They all find him a little cold, but recognize that he is an ideal match for Dora's brain and he looks after her, so if she loves him, that's okay.

Siger has never been particularly close to his parents and has no siblings, so whether they approved of Dora was irrelevant. It would only prove they were the small-minded idiots he suspected them of being. However, they were at least smart enough to like Dora, and Dora insists on maintaining a relationship with them, even if Siger finds it tedious and stupid. They find her quite odd, but are so relieved that Siger has a wife that they just go with it.
How do their personalities/skills complement or contrast with each other? Dora is more of a free spirit to Siger's tendency to be logical. She's also the artist to his more scientific mind. He keeps her great ideas to more manageable levels of greatness. They are both extremely bright and keep each other on their toes as a result, and they are both very happy on their own, to the point that seeing each other on the weekends only for the majority of their marriage was really a fantastic arrangement.
What is their favorite aspect of each other? For both of them, it's the other's brain.
Do either of them have pet peeves about each other? Dora would like Siger to slow down once in a while and give himself a break. Siger wishes Dora would lose some of her wanderlust, or rather stop trying to take him with her. You want to go to China? Fine. I don't need to go to China. You go to China. Have a very lovely time, I'm not sarcastic at all when I say I'm perfectly happy here while you go to China.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 11th, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
PT 2
How would each reconcile with each other after a fight? Siger does more apologizing to Dora than Dora does to him, because it's an accepted fact that Dora is probably right about whatever they're fighting about. She's better at relationship stuff and peopling and stuff. Fights are actually very rare, because Siger understands that Dora is probably right and backs off. However, making up generally goes with him clearly stating what he understands his mistakes to have been, how he thinks she felt about them, and how he thinks she'd like him to respond to them. Dora clarifies any points he's misunderstood, and they agree that everything is fine now. If Dora is in the wrong, her admitting it makes Siger so gleeful that he doesn't need anything else from her.
What would be their ideal vacation getaway together? Siger doesn't like to travel. The farthest he'll go is to the Mycroft family beach house in Nice, which he will agree to for one week out of the year, and generally makes it about four or five days before he starts to get really, really, really unbearable and Dora lets him go home. He is under the impression that this is how vacations work, and doesn't see why anyone should want anything more. Dora travels quite happily on her own, and doesn't have a favourite spot. She likes to see new places.