Top 20 Romantic Couples in Geekdom (10 Canon/10 Fanon): 2014 Edition

This Valentine’s Day, as all Valentine’s Days, will not succeed in bringing our city down. This Valentine’s Day, as all Valentine’s Days, will soon recede into painful memory, fading with time, until another foul Valentine’s Day is upon us again.

Welcome to Night Vale, “Valentine”

It’s that time of year again, nerd friends. That awful time of year known as Valentine’s Day. Once a year, before Valentine’s Day, our authors nominate and then vote on ships for our Top 20 Romantic Couples in Geekdom (10 Canon/10 Fanon) list. It is during this time that the LGG&F writers go from peaceful coexistence straight into full-blown anarchy as each writer battles for their favorite ships to make the list.

tumblr_static_i_need_my_ship__it_s_all_i_ve_got__literally_the_only_thing_i_haveSo now, blood-stained and bruised, it is my job as Supreme Overlord of LGG&F to bring you this year’s Top 20 Romantic Couples in Geekdom.

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Fanfiction Fridays: Persistence by Xie

Hey there fanfiction fans, I’m back and ready to continue my quest for good femslash fanfiction. Last fanfic post I did I asked you, our readers, to suggest some good femslash fanfiction. The fic I ended up reading was suggested by Karla who suggested a Xena/Gabrielle fic by author Xie.

So far I have only read the first of three Xena/Gabrielle fics written by this author, but I am already enjoying the fic immensely.

Persistence explains that there is a conflict happening between the Phliousians and Nemea. Xena is asked by her friend, the ruler of Nemea, to take the regalia of Demeter to Britannia and out of the reach of the Phliousians. Throughout this story another takes place that is meant to parallel the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle. A brown dog begins to follow Gabrielle around, and though at first she tries to shoo the dog away, eventually she begins to grow found of it, and keeps the dog close to her. Xena and Gabrielle simply call the dog Girl and she becomes very much a part of their family.

Girl following Gabrielle mirrors the beginnings of Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship, and as Gabrielle grows more fond of Girl, so does Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship grow.

It’s a great fic that I highly recommend to anyone else looking for some good femslash.