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Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:46 am

I was just curious, do any of you guys enjoy pairings you know the show would never do, but you enjoy them all the same?

Personally, I like (there is some f/f and m/m here. You were warned. These are my opinions and as such if they offend you...build a bridge and get over it. I'm done sugar coating for people that can't accept differences in opinion.)

Phoebe/Helga - Yeah, I know they're just friends. I don't actually think either girl is gay (but then, they're also 9 and sometimes those feelings don't come to light until later, so...) what sold me on it was just them dancing together in "Cool Party". Yes, I know it was only as friends but it was so cute that it made me like them together.

Gino/Helga - Because they would be the scariest power couple ever. Gino could get rid of probably all his mooks and just use Helga as his muscle and it would work. Even if you don't like the idea of a true relationship with them, doesn't the idea of them in a business relationship together both intrigue and terrify you?

Curly/Eugene - I technically don't think this falls that far out of canon, in that I'm convinced Eugene at least is gay. Curly's obviously into girls (...at least Rhonda...), but that doesn't mean she's the only person he'll ever be attracted to, and there's no telling if it'd be boys or girls. Plus it's so dang cute! (...see, Anne, squirreltamer? This is all you two's fault. And I love ya for it.)

Brainy/Lila - I just think he deserves someone since it's pretty much known that Arnold and Helga end up together. He's still a sweet guy who deserves someone who can love him as much as he loves them....which is also why I like Brainy/Sheena, but then I'm not sure he'd be attracted to those two. Helga's so fiery and those two are so....sweet.

Do you guys have any? Why do you like them?

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Squirreltamer on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:00 am

Ahh! I love talking about alternate pairing type stuff!

Gerald/Helga - Because it's hot! And because Pyrus Japonica totally sold it as a viable pairing in her amazingly awesome 'Hot Air' fic. They're both kind of snarky and cool! They can roll eyes at one another and punch things a moment later. Also, I kind of like the idea of watching Gerald react to Helga, because he's not Arnold and he doesn't really "get" her, but I can see him being curious about her - however, despite his curiosity he probably wouldn't pry like Arnold does.

Wolfgang/Helga - Because in my head canon for Wolfgang he is totally into strong, quick tempered women. Like, he really and truly appreciates a girl who can punch his lights out. He's attracted to females who command power and respect. Also, he'd totally ruffle Helga's feathers and that's always so much fun to watch.

Arnold/Timberly - This is the only alternate Arnold pairing that I really like. I just like think it'd be funny for Arnold to hook up with Gerald's sister because OH MAN GERALD WOULD BE PISSED. Also, Tim's cute and I like her attitude and I hope she always keeps her "stop obsessing, it's cool" attitude like in 'Timberly Loves Arnold'.

Sid/Stinky - Well, I mean... it's pretty obvious, right? I'm also 99% convinced that Sid's totally gay (not so much Stinky tho) and also totally in love with Lorenzo throughout the show's run. I kind of feel like Sid/Stinky will always be one-sided on Sid's part though, because I really feel like Stinky would be exclusively into girls.

Rhonda/Patty - Patty was so into Rhonda during "Polishing Rhonda". And I find it easy to imagine Rhonda being bisexual or bicurious or what have you. Plus it's the only Rhonda/Other Lady pairing that I really see happening. Rhonda/Nadine is too BFF-y and Rhonda/Helga is HOT, but they couldn't actually have a relationship on account of THEY'D KILL EACH OTHER.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:06 am

I actually meant to put Sid/Stinky, but didn't for the same reason - I don't see Stinky being gay.

Sid/Eugene. I've actually thought this was cute for a while. Sid's so over the top and exaggerated and Eugene's so sweet and optimistic and I just think they could be sweet together.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Nefarious on Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:34 pm

I don't know. Wolfgang is kind of a douche-bag, I wouldn't wish him on anybody. Least of all Helga.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Annemiek on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:11 pm

Edmund, now that's a douche-bag XD

I think Gerald and Rhonda could actually make a nice pairing. They're both all about style and being 'cool', it's a shame they never hang out together, they don't even seem to notice each other.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:13 pm

I always had a soft spot for LilaxStinky. They are both very down to earth people ( in more ways than one, both being country-folk). Plus Stinky has made his opinions known on Lila.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Squirreltamer on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:02 pm

I agree that Gerald/Rhonda actually sounds pretty cool! I really like playing around with how Gerald, Rhonda and Helga all interact with one another since they all have somewhat dominating personalities.

Lila/Stinky is cuuute!

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by AlisonSwift on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:25 pm

YES a million times for Lila/Stinky.

Also, recent events in the RP have me contemplating Phoebe/Gino. Book smarts and Street smarts make for an intelligent couple, but Phoebe might not be into the semi-mobster lifestyle. :P

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:44 pm

I dunno. Phoebe might enjoy being a moll. Who knows. Wink

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:49 pm

Phoebe/Gino is awesome.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by AlisonSwift on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:51 pm

But would she appreciate being referred to as Gino's 'Ol' lady'?

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:52 pm

No, I don't think she would. *laughs*

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Nefarious on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:59 pm

I'd say Phoebe is more of a 'main squeeze' than an 'Ol' lady.'

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:00 pm

I'd agree.

...Shoot, I had another pairing I'd thought of earlier and my mind has blanked.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by AlisonSwift on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:01 pm

XD

Oh boy. Now I ship it. THANKS YOU GUYS. :P

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:03 pm

Alison - One of the fun parts about shipping is converting others to like it, too.

And I'm coming around to Gerald/Helga. Before I didn't care for it, but the more I think about it the more I like it.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:11 pm

Yeah, you hang around in fandoms long enough, you end up shipping things never before thought of. Like me. I've picked up some strange pairings.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:15 pm

Yeah, but I think they're just all so terribly sweet!

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:22 pm

Well, put it this way- I spent about a month stalking the Incredibles page on FFN. Lips are sealed Dark days.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:23 pm

Wow. Well, at least this community's willing to accept differing opinions. I've been in a few where it was "Like this couple or I hate you!"....scary, scary fandoms.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:29 pm

Yeah, the thing about HA is that these are kids we are dealing with. Granted, there are a few 'concrete' pairings, but a lot can happen to kids in between nine and teenager-hood or adult-hood. I've read stories with Arnold/Phoebe, Helga/Curly, who knows what. Emotions change, friends and enemies are made, everything.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:31 pm

Well, even if you want to get on the "But Craig said Arnold's Helga's one true love" it doesn't mean that in the time he's moved away she never has any interest in another guy (...or girl). It'd be perfectly natural for her to have a few crushes, or 'mild loves' until she and Arnold are reunited.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by hatterlet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:33 pm

Exactly. "Word of Craig" kinda gets on my nerves sometimes.

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Perhapsormaybe on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:35 pm

Oh that's just silly. We all know that Helga and Arnold are meant to be, but her behavior towards him was...over the top, so I can understand why some people would want Arnold with someone else. It's a cartoon, does it really matter at the end of the day? (The cartoon matters. ...No, seriously, "Hey Arnold!" IS important. I'm just saying the shipping things aren't)

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Re: Unlikely but Loveable Pairings

Post by Squirreltamer on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:45 pm

Plus the point of fandom is to explore things outside of canon! So multi-shipping and exploring oddball combinations of characters seems like an excellent plan to me.

At the end of the day, yeah I want Helga and Arnold to end up together and go on crazy adventures, but I don't mind pushing the boundaries in the meantime.

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