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Top 10 OTPS (favorite couples)...Plus honorable mentions

I have been planning to do this entry for, like, way over 2 years now, but I wasn't planning on doing it until I posted everything else I wanted to post...but, turns out, I did this first. And it was FUN, although HELLA HARD TO DO. I bought Photoshop earlier this year, so this is my first picspam with Photoshop. The photos belong to their rightful websites/owners, but the coloring/editing effects are mine (as are the descriptions/reasons why I like each pairing)!

So, this is a small picspam that details my top 10 favorite pairings I've ever watched on TV, read about in books, etc.

My QAF friends will be happy to know that a certain couple made it's way to the top...you'll see =] That should be a hint to some of ya’ll: this picspam DOES contain some boy-on-boy love…but there isn’t any graphic nudity. There is also some language (most of it is my commentary...lol)

And you hardcore Twilight peeps will probably flip out when you see what couple made it's way to my top 10 and which one didn't :evil laugh:
ENJOY! The picspam features couples from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Queer as Folk, the Twilight series, and so on!

And I do realize quote a few of the pictures contain quotes that have ‘I love you in them’…I didn’t’ realize that until much later…sorry…but those are some of my favorite quotes…I also had to fit the quotes on the pictures without covering too much of the pictures…so yeah…=]

click each section of pictures to view in full size

(organized from honorable mentions, then 10-1)

honorable mentions (from top to bottom): Selene/Michael (Underworld), Jack/Rose (Titanic), Ryan/Marissa (The O.C.), Edward/Bella (Twilight series), Christian/Satine (Moulin Rouge!)

(remember to click each picture to view full size!! There are quotes on each one that can't be seen clearly unless you do that!)

Before Tara, there was Oz. And I liked Tara, I really did (much better than that Kennedy bitch...ugh…), but Oz/Willow was irresistible and CUTE. It was a nice change to not have Willow hung up over Xander; instead she falls in love with Oz…a werewolf. Why do I like werewolves now? It’s all Oz’s fault. =] He’s too likeable. I was so upset when he left; it was for a good reason…but he never came back…=[

Willow: What are you doing?

Oz: Going.

Willow: Now? That's you solution?

Oz: That's my decision.

Willow: Don't I get a say in this?

Oz: No. Varuca was right about something. The wolf is inside me all the time. And I don't know where that line is anymore - between me and it. And until I figure out what that means, I shouldn't be around you, or anybody…I'll find some place.

Willow: Well, how long?

Oz: I don't know.

Willow: Oz...don't you love me?

Oz: My whole life, I've never loved anyone else. (=[ aww…)

OMG. THE pairing in the Buffyverse. The ultimate girl falls in love with the vampire (with a soul) story. And they break my heart, a lot. And they look so beautiful together. And he was her first love, and she was his first true love. It’s so forbidden. And she had to choose between him and the world...and she chose the world. And I CRIED during that scene a lot. He has just gotten his soul back, and she had too kill him. =[ (oh, and they came before Edward/Bella…so =P)

Angel: This isn't some fairy tale. When I kiss you, you don't wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after.

Buffy: No. When you kiss me I wanna die.

These two make me smile. Popular girl and the Geek hook up. It’s the best cliché ever! Seth’s crush on Summer, finally resulted in him being with Summer forever. She would never date someone like him, of course not! But Summer fell for his quirkiness and his sweet personality. Who wouldn’t? While Ryan/Marissa had all the angst, these two kept me entertained and happy. I’ve always been drawn to the character of Seth; he’s full of awesome-ness! Lol. It was made even better when Summer and he got together. They’ve got true love, baby! =]

Seth: Do you have any idea how pathetic it is to listen to you talk about mergers while some guy just stares at your boobs?

Summer: Which guy was staring at my boobs?

Seth: Who cares? The point is if that guy doesn't know you, he doesn't care who you really are. He has no idea that every day of third grade, you shared your lunch with that little skinny squirrel who kept getting his nuts stolen by that fat squirrel.

Summer: I hated that mean squirrel.

Seth: And, none of those guys were there when you had to read your poem out loud in class and your hand was shaking because you were nervous and you cared what the other kids thought.

Summer: Poem? What poem?

Seth: I Wish I Was A Mermaid.

Summer: You remember that? That was, like, sixth grade.

Seth: "I wish I was a mermaid and was friends with all the fish, a shiny tail and seashells, that's—

(Summer kisses Seth)

Seth: —what I would wish.

Summer: Was I really mean to you?

Seth: No, that would have required you to speak to me. Or anyone to speak to me.

Summer: You are so cheesy, Cohen.

Seth: C'mon, I'm sweeping you off your feet.

Summer: Well, the sad part is, you kind of are.

This couple became the first gay pairing to kiss on (daily) network television. And these boys are just so pretty together and so young, that you can’t help but love them. Luke reminds me of a certain blond from QAF, which probably is why I was so drawn to the ‘Nuke’ story in the first place. I started watching online and these boys had me hooked. Luke was the out-and-proud gay teen, and Noah was the new guy, who happened to be in deep denial about his sexuality. It’s been a while since any gay couple has even had a spark of the chemistry Brian/Justin had, so it was refreshing to see this pair. Luke convinced Noah that he did have feelings for him, which resulted in kissing and a sweet relationship. Like all soap couples, so much shit is thrown their way, but I do believe these two will be around for a while (if the show people aren’t stupid and get rid of them).

Luke: Noah, you didn't have to come back here; but since you did, can we not play games? I'm really sick of games.

Noah: Actually, that's why I wanted to come back and talk to you. I... I wanna be straight...I can't believe I just said that.

Luke: Well, it's the truth.

Noah: The truth? The truth is that I kissed you.

Luke: I know, I was there.

Noah: You're right. It wasn't a joke. I kissed you because... I wanted to.

Luke: Your card -- when I first came out, it was fine. But I was lonely. I looked at Will and Gwen, and Casey and Maddie, and I thought, "That is something that I'm never going to have." And not just the attraction, but -- I don't know, just -- just the feeling of walking into a room and having somebody who is happy to see you. You know? Not having to say everything or spell everything out. But still, having somebody who knows what you mean. And I think, I think these feelings have a word. And you don't have to say this back. You don't have to say this back. But I love you, Noah. And I'm so in love with you.

Noah: Luke -- Same here?

Luke: Noah, just... just answer me one thing. Do you love me?

Noah: I love you. More than you will ever know. And nothing will ever change that. Not this marriage, not anything else.

Luke: It's ok. That's all I needed to know.

Noah: I love you. I'm so, in love with you.

I never would’ve shipped these two, until I watched Angel, the series. Cordelia went from this shallow, preppy, bitchy, rich girl to this strong, powerful, matured, sarcastic, although still bitchy, woman, all because of Angel. She and Angel played off each other so well. The tension was unbearable! All I could do was wait until they realized they had feelings for each other! And when they finally do, all hell breaks loose! I actually like these two more than Buffy/Angel (as you can see); I can’t really explain why, except I love the two of them together! Angel’s jealously of her and ‘the Gru’ was perfect. The development of their relationship was slow, but wonderful. At first, Angel’s attachment to Cordelia was rooted in the fact that she was his only connection to his past in Sunnydale; but soon, it evolved into something that resulted in the two of them realizing that without each other, what do they have? Sadly, the show ended with them never getting a chance to be together.

Cordelia: You think I should distract him? Make with the nice-nice while you slip by?

Angel: Don't be stupid. I'm that guy and the most beautiful girl I've ever seen is making eyes at me? It's either a bachelor party or a scam.

Cordelia: What did you just call me?

Angel: I'm sorry. You're not stupid.

Cordelia: No. After that.

Hate me all you want for loving this pairing. Really, I don’t care. Without Edward in the mess, Jacob and Bella are meant to be together. There is no denying that. My heart breaks for Jacob throughout the books…He fights for her to love him, even though we all knew he would never win. And he doesn’t; he loses. And although he finally gets his happy ending in Breaking Dawn (if you can call it that...), he will always love Bella, and that love would be natural, not something that the forces of nature created. He kept her alive during New Moon despite the fact that she used him. Bella’s realization that she loved him was worth it (I have nothing against the way he kissed her...she wanted it...you know it...;D), and she did briefly imagine her life with him if he was her choice; it would be a normal life. And he fought hard for her, only to never rise above second best. I love these two together, and I was rooting that they’d end up together…but of course, it could never be that way.

Bella: What's the worst part, then?
Jacob: The worst part is knowing what would have been."
Bella: What might have been.

Jacob: No. I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…

Bella: Did you know you’re sort of beautiful?

Jacob: You hit your head pretty hard, didn’t you?

Jacob: The clouds I can handle. But I can’t fight with an eclipse. (awww…Jacob…quit breaking my heart…=[)

I LOVE these two. They are so different, and adorable, and funny. Season 4 is my all-time favorite season. I was never fond of Marissa; she had too many problems. Taylor was fairly normal, although downright weird (I still love her…she’s my fav. character!), and she was perfect for Ryan just for that. He needed someone to make him happy after losing Marissa. Taylor was full of energy and she oozed happiness. Taylor saved Ryan from the hellhole he found himself falling into over Marissa’s death. He deserved to find someone else. These two are so cute. And they were such an unlikely pair that I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. =]

Ryan: A sonnet: I don't know how to write.

A haiku: 5-7-5 seems too tight.

Then there are three little words I'm not able to say

But Taylor, this is what I can tell you today

Though I can't say those words tonight

Please stick with me because I feel someday I might

Never have two completely fucked up people been meant for each other more than these two. They are the only ones that can stand being with the other, even if it only is a friendship, which is why they deserve each other. I’ll always be disappointed that these two never will be together in that way, but their friendship is just so amazing. They can’t live without each other; they rely on each other. Their friendship is so borderline lovers it’s ridiculous. The dynamic between these two is so believable; at points they can make me laugh, make me angry, and even make me CRY. The one person Christian can’t stand to see hurt, and he’s hurt several people, is Sean. His brother. His other half. His partner. His best friend. They keep each other grounded.

Sean: (to Christian) I loved you the most!

Lady: you 2 are the most elegant, sharing couple I’ve ever met. So honest and generous in spirit (grins)

Christian: (hides laugh) (reaches out hand that Sean takes, kisses his hand, and stares at his hand) Julia’s not the one for me, sweetheart. You’re the one I want, the only one I want.

Sean: (sarcastic grin) I love that you love me in that way, baby! (They’re still holding hands)

(The 2 lean closer together)

Sean: Can I try the chocolate? (Christian feeds him a bite of chocolate) Mmmm…it’s divine (wide eyes)

Lady: we call this forever my love

(Sean and Christian heads touching and laughing together after that) (BEST. SCENE. EVER. Lol)

Christian: You’re the one I can’t replace, Sean!

This couple made the last few seasons of the show for me. Although it was purely based on sex in the beginning (which was hot, let me tell you…:fans self:), Spike was smitten from Season 5. Buffy, would never be with a man (er…vampire…) like Spike, which drives Spike to get a soul- all for her. And although the attempted rape is not something I will ever like about the pairing, everything else- Spike redeeming himself, Buffy finding a sort of peace with him- made me love them so much. As Season 7 wore down, their relationship transitioned from the physical, horrible thing it was into something achingly sweet and just beautiful. Spike’s speech about Buffy being the one (quoted below), makes me cry every time I watch it, and the scene that follows- where he just holds her, tugs at my heart strings too. But nothing gets me harder than Spike saving them all in the end.

Spike: It was the best night of my life. If you poke fun of me, you bloody well better use that because I couldn't bear it. It may not mean that much to you --

Buffy: I just told you it did.

Spike: Yeah...I hear you say it, but...I've lived for-soddin'-ever, Buffy. I've done everything. Done things with you I can't spell. But I've never...been close. To anyone, least of all you. Till last night. All I did was hold you, watch you sleep. And it was the best night of my life. So yeah, I'm terrified.

Buffy: You don't have to be.

Spike: Were you there with me?

Buffy: I was.

Spike: (to Buffy) You listen to me. I've been a live a bit longer than you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I prefer you didn't. Don't exactly have a reputation for being a thinker. I've only my blood, which doesn't exactly rush in the direction of my brain, so I make a lot of mistakes, a lot of wrong, bloody calls. A hundred plus years, and there's only one thing I've ever been sure of -- you. Hey, look at me. I'm not asking you for anything. When I say I love you, it's not because I want you, or because I can't have you, and it has nothing to do with me. I love what you are. What you do. How you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You are a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.

(If you’ve ever watched QAF, that quote on the pictures above is the BEST EVER…and it doesn’t need an explanation if you know Brian/Justin’s story)

Wow. If any couple can make me fall in love over and over again with a fandom, it’s these two. Brian doesn’t believe in love, never sleeps with a man twice, abuses alcohol and drugs, and is a complete and utter asshole, yet he happens to be selfless and truly caring. Beautiful, young Justin eases his way into Brian’s promiscuous lifestyle, becoming ‘the one night stand that never went away’ and falling in love at first sight. Firmly standing on his non-existent belief in love, Brian’s hard, cold mask slips away ever so slightly throughout the series: He attends Justin’s prom, shares a dance with him; he visibly cries when Justin is attacked and helps him recover admitting to Justin’s mom ‘I care about him;’ He openly expresses his jealousy, rage, and hurt over Justin being with another man, a man that Justin has feelings for; he ‘sacrifices everything’ for Justin; and so much more. Gale Harold (a straight man) and Randy Harrison’s (a gay man) chemistry on screen is unlike anything I’ve ever seen (and it is HOT). They brought these characters to life and you could feel the love between them while you watched them onscreen. Justin never gave up on Brian; he was annoyingly persistent. But it was worth it; how could Brian Kinney, who is, without a doubt, the most beautiful man alive, resist the temptation and affection of a gorgeous blonde with a to-die-for ‘Sunshine’ smile? He couldn’t; he never could. We waited 5 years for Brian to admit he was in love; and he did, saying those 3 words at least 3 times in the span of a few seconds, buying a house exactly as Justin wanted, and proposing, stating how he has to show Justin just how much he loves him. And although the show ended on a sour note, resulting in tears streaming down my face, Brian will always love Justin, and they WILL be together. Besides, it’s only time.

Justin: I can't believe you did this. It's so…

Brian: Noble?

Justin: Out of character. What made you do it?

Brian: Some asshole (Justin) told me that if you believe in something strongly enough, you have to be willing to sacrifice everything.

Justin: Jesus Christ, Brian. Now you don't even have a car.

Brian: Ah, now I guess I've lost everything.

Justin: Not everything.

Brian: I finally thought of one good reason to do it.

Justin: And what is that one good reason?

Brian: To prove to the person that I love how much I love him. That I would give him anything...I would do anything...I'd be anything...to make him happy.

hope you enjoyed...leave me comments if you did. =] Please do NOT steal the pictures (you can...but just don't use them elsewhere...unless you ask me [if you want icons,etc of each individual picture, let me know...I can send you the picture. just credit me and show me your work, of course =D])...I spent quite a bit of time editing them and putting them together. This is my first picspam done with photoshop, so sorry if it isn't great...I Do plan to have tons more coming up...eventually. Feel free to add my as a friend, I add back. =]


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I've been having problems with LJ-cuts lately.

I must've sorted the problems out right as you were commenting, because I used the manual LJ-cut and it WORKED.

Thanks dear =] I've missed talking to you (my life has been hectic!)

It happens to us all don't worry :D

Hee sweet Im sure it worked and Im still here haha we all have hectic/busy lives so don't apologize for it :)

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