I upgraded to a paid account and then spent an insane amount of time collecting icons last night. The result is I now have seventy-five billion icons saved. I thought for sure fandom would fail me in my search for a Doctor/River Song icon because I’m pretty sure that I’m one of like five people who actually ships them, but I managed to find several without having to do much searching.
Dollhouse fandom on the other hand failed me pretty epically. Um, hi where are all of the Topher icons hiding? I know fans of the show for the most part consider him the devil himself, but those of us who like our geniuses snarky and slightly amoral need icons too. I finally found a couple that I liked after a good hour of surfing through dozens of Echo and Ballard icons, but come on fandom, where is the Topher love?
Actually while we’re on the subject of Dollhouse and Topher, why in the name of all that is good and Whedony are there so many people shipping Topher/Saunders? Admittedly, I’ve been largely watching the show in my own private bubble, but I feel as if I’m missing something. It must be coming from that one scene in the finale, but I didn’t read that as Topher has a secret crush on her. I read that as a manifestation of the guilt over what he has done to her and the others (and what he is still doing to them everyday.)
I mean there’s nothing wrong with shipping Topher/Saunders, it’s just personally I don’t see where it’s coming from. I don’t actually ship Topher with anyone, but I would love to see a well thought out, intricate fic detailing the friendship between Adelle/Topher because that’s my absolute favorite relationship on the show. I’m not sure what that says about me as a person.
Moving on, I have not forgotten about my promise of Sayid het. It is coming, but I have unfortunately been sidelined by a case of the dreaded Blahs. I just haven’t been in the writing mood the past couple of days. I think seeing all of these school supplies in the stores is getting me down. I love buying binders and paper clips and new folders, but for the first time ever…I have no reason to.
And then it hits me that I’m never going to school again which is kind of terrifying because I’m good at school (well, not math, but who needs that anyway?) I have yet to see any proof that I’m good at anything else. Every time I pass a shelf of notebook paper it’s like a reminder that "Hey, you know you’re a college graduate, missy, why are you not successful and awesome yet?" And then I want to go silently weep into a stack of multi-colored post-it notes.
Sigh. Um, so this post took a turn down a very depressing alley…
Anyway, hopefully my bad mood will pass and I can get back to making Sayid fall in love with all of the Lost ladies. I watched “Enter 77” under the guise of research yesterday and was reduced to a giggling mess when I heard Sayid tell Kate to, “get some rope.” Which is exactly what Sawyer says to Juliet at the end of “Some Like it Hoth”. See, this is why it pays to rewatch Lost. And as much as I love Sawyer, the prospect of Sayid + Rope is much more appealing to me. Mmm, Sayid…