Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Blurb: They are my OTP for life.
You know that pairing that spoiled you? No matter what you do, or how much time has passed, how many other shows you watch, there’s always that one paring you always come back to? For me that was Sheppard/Weir.
I had a hard time thinking of what to put in the blurb for them, and was really tempted to just go ‘asdfghjkl SO HOT OTP FOR LIFE’ and just draw hearts around their pictures (hee! I totally did this), but here goes, lol.
John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir, to me, were always two sides of the same coin. Though worlds apart from each other (one is an intergalactic diplomat, the other a military man), their ideologies would clash, disagreements
They had everything: they were funny, gorgeous, angsty, dorky (season 1!), bad-ass (Elizabeth negotiated for nukes while blindfolded and tied to a chair, John flew into enemy ships to save Atlantis), stubborn, fiercely loyal, frustrating, complicated, --- everything that makes a pairing great.
Also! Check out the previous manifestos for Sheppard/Weir here, and here, because they did a far better job at describing this pairing than I could.
Picspams and gifspams! Because Torri Higginson and Joe Flanigan are really really hot and pretty:
- I’d just really like to bring this back: John/Elizabeth picspam Part i Part ii by quiet_fractures
- gifspam by sellthelie
- Top 6 John/Elizabeth Moments by hariboo
- gifspam by mercscilla
By my last count, there are at least 10 (10!) AU comms for this paring or at least where this pairing is featured heavily, a Fix It Challenge, a month long annual celebration (sparktober!), fan awards (swawards), and a whole lot more.
On to the recs!
Fic Rec #1: Six Degrees
Why This Must Be Read: The yearning, the slow burn, are so palpable (as with all of mylittleredgirl’s fics) and the gradual evolution of John and Elizabeth’s relationship is so well written in this. One of my all time favorite fics.
Fic Rec #2 String Theory
Why This Must Be Read:Set in season one, it starts off when John and Elizabeth meet and weaves their relationship in and out of episodes of the show. Absolutely brilliant.
Fic Rec #3: Reaffirm Life
Rating/Warning(s):NC-17, sexual situations and language
Why This Must Be Read: Hot, angsty, closet sex. And did I mention hot? This fic gives me lots and lots of feelings. So in character and my personal headcannon.
Fic Rec #4: Begin and Cease and then Again Begin
Why This Must Be Read: Angsty and brilliantly written. Set post-Lifeline, Elizabeth struggles with herself and John desperately tries to hang on to the Elizabeth he knows. The prose is amazing, and the desperation in both John and Elizabeth is so evident.
Fic Rec #5: A Sorta Fairytale
Link: Part 1: http://icitall.livejournal.com/3192.html#cutid1
Part 2: http://icitall.livejournal.com/2819.html
Rating/Warning(s):NC-17 for sexual situations
Why This Must Be Read: My god, the sexual tension between John and Elizabeth just oozes out of this fic. Delightful, angsty, and beautifully written, this fic shows what goes on in John’s head as he tries to deal with his feelings, and ultimately falling in love with Elizabeth.
Fic Rec #6: Tangled Headwires
Why This Must Be Read: A fic where John and Elizabeth are off-world and gets stuck in a cave, and they hear each other’s thoughts. I’m a sucker for fics like these, and this is so drawn out and amazing. It’s funny, and well written, and full of UST.
Fic Rec #7: International Relations
Link: http://melyanna.livejournal.com/172666.html (next part linked at the bottom)
Why This Must Be Read: An AU where John and Elizabeth meet at a Kosovo base camp, this fic traces their friendship and gradual falling in love through letters while being miles apart. This is a perfect fic to show how these two people, even with their different backgrounds and personalities, can fall in love.
Fic Rec #8: Just a Little Late
Why This Must Be Read: Set post series, this fic is angsty in all the right places. I love how Elizabeth saves herself, and goes to John, and yet John is still very skeptical. Both characters are older, and have been through so much, and all they want is to go home, to see each other, yet, yet things are not how they wished they were.
Fic Rec #9: Flight And Fancy
Why This Must Be Read: John and Elizabeth banter is the best and no one writes it better than peanutbutterer. The teasing and all around humor of this fic are delightful.
Fic Rec #10: Logically Irrelevant
Link: Part 1: http://lostcityfound.livejournal.com/90236.html
Part 2: http://lostcityfound.livejournal.com/90538.html
Why This Must Be Read: An exploration of John’s feelings after Elizabeth saves him, the inner struggle John has of his feelings towards Elizabeth, and how he ultimately makes a choice, this fic is all kinds of amazing. A personal headcannon for me.
Fic Rec #11: Bittersweet Symphony
Link: Part 1: http://ed-84.livejournal.com/11823.html#cutid1
Part 2: http://ed-84.livejournal.com/12138.html
Rating/Warning(s):NC-17 for sexual situations and slight AMTDI
Why This Must Be Read: An AU post- The Return, this fic takes all the grief and anger and bitterness John and Elizabeth feel about losing Atlantis, and ultimately leads them into finding comfort in having each other. The end is especially beautiful, and made me cry.
Fic Rec #12: The Night Before Christmas
Why This Must Be Read:A lovely little look at how Elizabeth deals with her feelings after sleeping with John, and how John gives her the space she needs. Fits so seamlessly into the show, and very well written.