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Day 14: In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

Oh, I love SO MANY tropes. I think though, that the one I want to talk about today is Team/Found Family/Families of Choice. I love strong relationships between people that don't necessarily include a sexual or romantic component, and instead is just that kind of deep, abiding love you have for people who are dear to you. Often my teams or found families HAVE romantic pairings/moresomes in them, but that relationship is just part of the family dynamic.

I often think that one of the things we crave as human beings are those relationships based solely on love and care, unconditional love, where it doesn't matter who you are or what you did, you are loved anyway. That's not to say there aren't consequences for your actions, but simply that the love people have for you goes beyond whatever mistakes you make. I am adopted and I have that support from my family and my extended family (which is found family, not cousins and such, though I have a lot of those too), and I just want all my characters to have that too. I want Jody to wrap Sam in bubble wrap and feed him chocolate. I want Teyla to quietly and kindly teach Rodney how to be better at social interactions. I want Eliot to be the bedrock that Leverage relies on because they know he will be there, NO MATTER WHAT. That kind of love is divine, WAAAAAAAY more than sexual/romantic (for me, anyway) and I want all my characters (and all my friends, and all of freaking humanity) to experience it.

on 1/14/16 06:53 pm (UTC)
spikedluv: (political animals: tj - looking up by an)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
I can't recall if you've ever commented on any of my Scorpion comments, but that is also a show where the team is the best thing about the show, and they are definitely 'found family'.

on 1/14/16 10:21 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] silveradept
Big time found family stories, yes yes yes.

on 1/15/16 11:18 am (UTC)
spikedluv: (grace&frankie: holding hands by angelus2)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
I rarely care about the case, but the team/character moments are A+.

on 1/15/16 11:19 am (UTC)
spikedluv: (hansel&gretel: h&g by angelus2hot)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
The cases aren't always that interesting to me; the team/character moments are what I tune in for. *g*

on 1/14/16 07:19 pm (UTC)
citrusjava: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] citrusjava
I want Jody to wrap Sam in bubble wrap and feed him chocolate


So much awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! YES!!

on 1/14/16 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] avon7
Gosh, I could copy and paste this. This is what makes me become a fan of a show/book or whatever, this is what I write and this is what I want to read. For me this:

"I love strong relationships between people that don't necessarily include a sexual or romantic component."

sums it all up, and it is, I think, increasingly hard to find.

on 1/14/16 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] analise010
THIS IS SO GREAT. I also love people who have a connection and choose, every day to stay together, just because they want to.

on 1/14/16 11:08 pm (UTC)
lucifuge5: (MCR Band Hugs)
Posted by [personal profile] lucifuge5
Ah, Team/Found Family of Choice is such a great trope!

If I'm not mistaken, it's called Bandfamily in Bandom. There's sorta-canon of this since, say, some of the ex-MCR peeps+their families live in Los Angeles and they do hang out with Pete Wentz+his significant other (who also live in LA).

I love the domesticity and comfort that, like you said might be sexual/romantic (and that's fine with me too), is more about friendship and supporting one another. :)

on 1/15/16 12:14 am (UTC)
akamine_chan: Created by me; please don't take (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] akamine_chan
This is probably one of my favorite things, for exactly the reasons you outline. <3

on 1/15/16 06:35 am (UTC)
minim_calibre: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] minim_calibre
This was beautifully said.

on 1/15/16 05:15 pm (UTC)
alchemise: Stargate: season 1 Daniel (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] alchemise
I want Eliot to be the bedrock that Leverage relies on because they know he will be there, NO MATTER WHAT.

This! Found Family is one of my favorite tropes too and I like the way you talk about the unconditional love behind it. ♥

on 1/15/16 06:28 pm (UTC)
kiki_eng: two bats investigating plants against the night sky (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] kiki_eng
Aw, man, that trope is great. In Teen Wolf it is pack, which is sort of adorable, like, yes, make the fuzzy trope more fuzzy.

on 1/15/16 10:50 pm (UTC)
turlough: My Chemical Romance hugging, pre-show group hug, Cardiff, 21 February 2011 ((mcr) *hug*)
Posted by [personal profile] turlough
Family of Choice is such a great trope!! I love close and strong friendship stories so much.

on 1/16/16 01:17 am (UTC)
lou: team. yellow. says it all! (gotg team yellow)
Posted by [personal profile] lou
Team/found families are THE BEST. ♥

especially when it includes characters that are notoriously bad at normal social interactions, but they finally FIT ♥_♥
Edited on 1/16/16 01:18 am (UTC)


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