i dont disagree w/ this but also just thinking about it all from the hypothetical of having to write a serial drama essentially involving either pairing, you could write plenty about either without having to cut corners or make sacrifices
sorry im getting all fuckin meta about a hypotheticals on top of a hypothetical LOL
That’s fine! It’s a fun thing to talk about! I’m def approaching more from writing stand-alones, because I do a lot less serial drama and a lot more one shots. They’re both good and have their merits, but I know that I write a lot more one-shots than I do continuous stories. I think it’s pretty telling that the longest series I have is one where each story is a different pairing taking place on the same night rather than following a single pairing for any length of time.
They’re both good pairings and they both make for really good and compelling drama. But one works a lot better with my writing style, since I get so frustrated when I feel like I’m writing the same story over and over again.
well if all you’re doing is writing things that centres completely around that relationship dynamic, yea, but when you have them involved in conflicts that DONT involve that im sure you can come up with plenty of material! SORRY FOR BEING CONTRARY
Hahaha nah it’s fine! I think Snowman and Slick’s dynamic, relationship or otherwise, would still just lead to a wider variety of options to write in any conflict they’re put in. You’ve got them actively/grudgingly cooperating, you’ve got one betraying the other, you’ve got them both at each other’s throats, and all of those possibilities exist within whatever conflict or plot they’re in.
With Crowbar and Snowman, I don’t want to write one betraying the other because that doesn’t fit their characterization or the dynamic I like about them, so that crosses off a few possible ways for a story to play out around them, and I’m not terribly into them being enemies the way I’m into Slick and Snowman being both enemies and frenemies.
I really like Crowbar and Snowman when they like each other and there are a ton of plots I can put them in, but even within those plots, there’s a more limited way they’ll play out vs Snowman and Slick in the same plots. It’s not about which pairing is better or that one is bad because it doesn’t have the same variety as the other. It’s more about which pairing’s options are more enjoyable for me to write. (eg I could write Snowman fucking Crowbar over but that is nowhere near as satisfying or enjoyable as Snowman fucking Slick over, because Slick has earned being stomped on and Crowbar hasn’t).
I KNEW U’D SAY THIS WHICH IS WHY I AVOIDED HAVING MY HEART BROKEN BY ASKING THIS NUMBER. i love snowslick too tho so it ok
The worst thing about the question is that it’s less “what pairing do you like best” for me, and more “what pairing would become the least repetitive after writing it for years”. Because I love Snowbar, but there are a lot less fics where “people who get along and are stable and not shitheads" remains interesting and compelling vs "people who don’t get along and are constantly being assholes to each other in escalating ways and who change drastically depending on the situation”, which as far as I can tell is nearly infinite in its scope.