Fictional Friday :: 10 more more cross-canon crack friendships that should be.

16 Mar

10. Kate Gregson (Brie Larson, United States of Tara) and Natalie Goodman (let’s just go with Jennifer Damiano, Next to Normal)
I sort of imagine these two meeting through a “hey!  My mom has psychiatric problems!” help circle.  Which they would both go to and make fun of, but they’d realize that they were both making fun of it, so a friendship would develop from the weirdness of that situation.  “I don’t know why I thought this was a good idea.”  “Me either.”  They could swap stories; Kate would big-sister it, of course, as that is apparently always her role in these things, and Natalie would appreciate the respite from the insanity of overachieving like she does.  Despite meeting through said help circle, they would carefully avoid the topic in casual conversation, but if one of them was having a crap time of it because of that, they’d be able to rely on the other for understanding without too much confusing pity.

9. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood) and Spike (James Marsters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
As will be the case with a lot of these, this one is not so much a friendship that should be as a meeting of minds that would either be beneficial or disastrous but probably entertaining.  Obviously, these two have a lot in common.  Bleached hair, kind of smirky; there would be power games and weirdness and wry jokes.  But they would be very acceptable frenemies, as the term goes.

8. Dawn Summers (Michelle Trachtenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones)
Also either good or disastrous.  I’m pairing these two off because they are, as characters, polarizing as hell; they’re of similar age and similar propensity to annoy some people.  (And it’s here I clarify that I’m only discussing show!Sansa, or show!anyone, because while I’ve read the first book, I’ve not read past it yet, shameful as that is.  Also, for purposes of this discussion, let’s assume it’s season 5/6 Dawn we’re thinking about.)  They would either find much-needed age-appropriate friends in each other or they’d metaphorically tear each others’ throats out with frustration.  Both of them do need friends who actually understand the place they’re at in life, though; someone outside of their immediate/make-believe family who follows their thoughts without being patronizing or something.

7. Tara Maclay (Amber Benson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones)
Similarly, Dany needs someone like Tara in her life.  For all of the reasons that it’s good to have Tara in your life.  Dany is a kickass woman, but she doesn’t really have uncomplicated friendships, or any friendships at all that aren’t with her maids or Jorah Mormont, and I bet it would be welcome.  And Tara just makes friends with people and learns from them.  They’d give each other strength and stuff.

6. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones) and Mindy Macready (Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass)
Yep, it’s Lots Of The Game of Thrones Women Get Friends time.  Theirs would be a friendship of general epic; in some vortex of time-space, Arya could teach Mindy how to swordfight and Mindy could teach Arya how to use guns.  They would go around being baby badasses; Arya would take a little while to adjust to Mindy’s bluntness and crassness and whatnot, but she doesn’t care about proper really, it would be more startling than shocking, more “oh, well, all right then” than “oh, the horrors!”  In that vortex of time-space, it would make good sense.

5. Susan Ward (the Heartsick series, which has never been filmed) and Lisbeth Salander (the Millennium trilogy; I’ll go ahead and put Rooney Mara’s face on it because I like Rooney Mara’s face)
I think I’ve mentioned this before.  And it could also go terribly in certain circumstances, in large part because of Lisbeth’s tendency not to trust people too easily.  But they could possibly find common ground, being both punkish types who have participated in the unraveling of crimes.  Lisbeth would find Susan a little too perky at times, even though Susan isn’t that perky; Susan would find Lisbeth occasionally unnerving.  But it could work.  They would be the friends that don’t hang out all the time or anything, but when they saw each other they would get on well, in a way that didn’t necessarily involve a lot of words (well, Lisbeth wouldn’t have a lot of words; Susan would occasionally talk a little too much, but she does that sometimes) but worked for them.

4. Trixie (Paula Malcomson, Deadwood) and Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter, Justified)
Because really.  Both of them are badasses in their way; they sometimes make debatable choices and have debatable allies, but they are devoted to their people.  And they will do what they must for their people.  Including shoot other people who threaten them.  They wouldn’t necessarily be best friends, neither of them are the type to have those, but they’d definitely respect the hell out of each other.

3. Joan Holloway Harris (Christina Hendricks, Mad Men) and Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant, Justified)
This was literally the first thing I ever reblogged on tumblr.  And I support it so much.  In a very Joan+Don way.  I support any of Raylan’s friendships with people who are polite, capable, but are not afraid to call him on his bull from time to time.  And goodness knows Joan is willing to call anyone on anything.  I also support any of Joan’s friendships with people that would ultimately respect her, which Raylan would.  Because even though sometimes he’s ridiculous and a pain in the ass for his coworkers, he does respect people at the end of the day.

2. Tim Gutterson (Jacob Pitts, Justified) and Topher Brink (Fran Kranz, Dollhouse)
I don’t think I’ve had occasion to talk about how damn much I love Tim a lot before, but I love Tim.  He is such a smartass, and that is just awesome.  Capable smartasses are delightful characters to have around.  And goodness knows, Topher is my favorite capable smartass.  Topher is sillier than Tim, but I imagine their friendship working for that exact reason.  Tim is a little more serious, Topher is a little more goofy, but they’re both capable as can be and sarcastic as hell.  And the banter would be great.

1. Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams, Dollhouse) and Joan again
Also a capable party.  Adelle knows how sometimes-frustrating it is to be responsible for so many people, not all of whom can take care of themselves; Joan knows how often-frustrating it is to be responsible for so many people, not all of whom do take care of themselves.  Adelle can run everything and Joan basically does, even if she doesn’t get the credit she’s due.  And goodness knows they both have practice drinking in the workplace (not that Joan does as much as others, but she can manage in that situation).  I’m just imagining these two getting together after work and finally having someone to properly vent to about everything (subtly and tactfully, but still, they’re both queens of sarcasm in their own ways).  Goodness knows it would do them both good.

–your fangirl heroine.

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