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a real American OTP

August 16th, 2009 (06:56 pm)

My Twitter review of GI JOE was, "Every time you think GI JOE cannot get any more gloriously stupid and ridiculous, you are quickly proven wrong. Note: not a bad thing."

It's not my GI JOE, but it's a perfectly enjoyable Big Dumb Stupid Movie. The internationalization of the team wasn't handled badly, and while I've found Marlon Wayans really annoying in the past I found him surprisingly likeable as Rip-Cord. The only thing I found a little sad was that the obligatory love stories had Rip-Cord pairing up with Scarlett and the Baroness with Duke; like any good GI JOE fan raised on the Hamaverse, my bulletproof OTPs are Scarlett/Snake-Eyes and Destro/Baroness. So I kept seeing these little Snake-Eyes/Scarlett moments: aww, in the plane he totally put his hand on her shoulder! And they put their arms around each other while getting out of the underwater base!

Is this what it's like to be a slash fan?

Anyway, now I kind of want the fic where my OTPs are all retired and wind up running into each other during family holidays. Scarlett and Snakes' son meets Destro and the Baroness's daughter on a train and they get a flirtation going and then they find out about each others' parents, which is an intriguing surprise to the girl as her parents just never got around to mentioning that whole "international terrorism" period to her. And because their kids get along and they're all at the same resort or whatever the parents keep running into each other and have to make nice, and then fight crime.

Also, I want the parents making awkward conversation over tea while tiptoeing carefully around the fact that Scarlett uses a cane now and suffers from aphasia and chronic pain because, oh yeah, THE BARONESS SHOT HER IN THE HEAD.

(I figure that S&S's kid goes by "Terry O'Hara." He uses Scarlett's real last name because his father *refuses* to use his own real name any more, feels it's cursed, and he's not going to pass it on to a kid if he has anything to say about it. Inasmuch as Snakes says anything. Scarlett responded to this by naming the boy after Snake-Eyes's late twin sister. I AM SUCH A FANGIRL.)


Posted by: John C Fiala (jcfiala)
Posted at: August 16th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)

I am interested in your fic idea and look forward to reading it. :)

Posted by: Smitty (smittywing)
Posted at: August 16th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)

See, I was totally thrown by the Scarlett/ Snake Eyes when I finally read the Hamasverse, because my GI Joe intro was the cartoon, which was totally Duke/Scarlett. (They were not my first OTP, however - that distinction goes to Batgirl and Robin in the 60s series.)

I haven't actually seen the movie yet, but it's on my to-do list. The actress playing Scarlett is the same woman who played Gaila in ST, right?

(PS: Welcome to fangirldom!)

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: August 17th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

I think I would have liked the movie much better if there had been little or no romance at all. (Seriously, what is wrong with a good, straightforward action flick?) But, it is a movie aimed at twelve-year-old boys so, you're going to get the romantic notions of a twelve-year-old boy.

Posted by: Aadler (aadler)
Posted at: August 17th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)

I haven’t seem the movie, and followed the original series only barely … but the plot you’re describing sounds like a hoot. I wish someone would write it.

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