February 13th, 2011

rory/jess

day 20!

I swear, I will switch up the posts soon but for now, it's Day 20 of my 30 Day Multi Fandom Meme. :)

Day 20: A pairing you like, but don't like what canon did/is doing with them

There are many ships that I love and was frustrated at how canon treated them. For instance, Brooke/Lucas, Jake/Peyton, Will/Elizabeth, Lorelai/Luke, and Lex/Lana, but I didn't choose any of them. I went in a different direction: Rory/Jess (Gilmore Girls).



Unpopular opinion: I love Jess Mariano. I think he's fabulous and not just because of the whole bad boy thing. I usually actually lean toward the nice heroic boy (e.g. Clark Kent, Harry Potter), but I really liked Jess, because yes, he was a rebel and he could be an ass but he was smart. He loved to read! That's why I liked Belle growing up and it's what drew me to him. Books were the love that he and Rory shared and it's such a huge part of her life that this connection really meant something.

What I also love about Jess is that he matured. I love that Rory believed in Jess and thought he could do more. Then, when Rory was at a low point in her life, he came back and was the one person who got through to her. Yet canon really screwed up this ship that I love. Honestly, they had some great scenes when they were together but their scenes were so much more fun when they weren't. He left when they were on bad terms, and then when he finally came back, it resulted in him telling her he loved her and running away.

He came back again and asked her to run away with him. WTF? Jess knows Rory; he should've realized that she would never leave Yale and do that. They redeemed themselves in my eyes with Jess coming back, having written a book, and sending Rory back on the right path. But they had her go to Philadelphia to see him, resulting in a kiss, where Rory ended up declaring her love for Logan. Don't get me wrong; Logan grew on me and I ended up liking him with Rory, but the fact they had her use Jess to get back at Logan never sat well with me. To have that be their last interaction broke my heart. :( [Though I like to imagine that they reconnected at Luke & Lorelai's wedding and ended up together but that's another story]

If there are any Literati fans on my flist, you should see these two amazing R/J vids on YouTube: Another Heart Calls and Breathe Again. Both are stunning and perfect. Make sure to leave the vidders lots of love and comments!

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