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Question about pairing

October 26th, 2007 (06:34 pm)

I know, I KNOW; I have been writing smut for about a... oh, I don't know, at least a year. And have been reading it even longer.


I have been wondering about this for a while (forever, maybe?):

is there a difference between, let's say, Jared/Colin, and Colin/Jared (well, duh, you can pick any pairing... Peter/Nathan, Nathan/Peter). Is there a rule, like, that the one who tops in the story should have his name there first? :P

I know, this is silly, and pointless, but if there is a rule of some sort, I think it's high time I learn about it. I usually write it in alphabetical order, or how it sounds best.

Thank you in advance ^^

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Posted by: black_misty (black_misty)
Posted at: October 29th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
just woken up

Interesting question, 'doll' (now I'm dead for sure).
Well, funny thing is that me and my friends had a discussion about this some time ago. NOT about fics, and who's first in the pairing. Just: 'if you mention two or three people, why do you always call them in a certain order ?' One came up saying that you usually will name them alphabetically (first letter of the name). Which I found out to be rather true. BUT there is also the issue of making it sound like a rythm, meaning that one syllable names will be first. So in the case of Jared/Colin THAT does not work. Nor Shannon/Jared. Matt/Jared, that would do.
For me, I do not think the first one mentioned is automatically 'top' or 'main focus'. I do not base my choice of reading stories on that.
Probably not making any sense here. Too tired to even breath.
Just write, Del. I wanna know the end *already crying* of TA, and don't you forget to work on MoH !!!
Sleep tight ! I hope I will ... for once.
Love and hug. Misty.

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: October 29th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)

Haa, I know what you meant (because I probably went over each of those possibilities in my own head :P)

And TA... well, I am working on it. Maybe, if I'm very, very, really, and extremely lucky, I get it finishished this week. No promises, though!

And MoH, like I've probably said, is "over" for now - even if I know there's one more part to come ;)

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