Polarism: Defy Convention ~ 2006

Do the conventional couples just not float your boat at times or at all?? Polarists, GZers, Rebels, Loyalists, and all other UCers---this is the place for you guys...

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Post by KiaraAlexisKlay » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:07 pm

I love polar stories. I was on fanfiction dot net and I had been doing a search for some Roswell/Buffy crossovers and I hit a wrong button that turned out to be the greatest not so wrong button pushing ever!

there in the summary was a little note that said Polar and I was like what? So I clicked on the link very bravely, and then I proceeded to fall down the rabbit hole untold stories in love with that wonderful pairing that was Michael and Liz.

I can't remember the name of the fic (shame on me) but it got me hooked, and I scoured the internet for more. As a matter of fact, looking for Polar stories is what brought me to Roswell Fanatics. That, and Polar led me to Awakened Dreamer, but I will always root for Michael before Zan. Which is hard for me to swallow since I love da Man but c'mon!

Michael and Liz just click. Both of them are very similar in that they will do anything to protect those they care for. They are both very stubborn, yet they are also dissimilar enough that there is friction and you can honestly see them as a couple.

Really, before I knew what the pairings were going to be for the rest of the series, those first few episodes in Season 1 got me thinking that hey, maybe Lizzie girl is going to end up with that Michael kid! I was always pissed that they didn't at least expand on their friendship more in the series (grr....).

I get that Brendan Fehr and Majandra DelFino were attracted to each other off set, but I didn't think they should have written it into the script, y'know? It was like on Dark Angel with Max and Logan. They wrote this whole big starcrossed lovers gunk in the latter half of Season 1 because Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly were engaged. Then they totally ruined that real life relationship and the onscreen relationship with the horror that was the second and final season (whose only redeeming quality was Jensen Ackles returning as Alec X5-494).

Why do writers do things like that? I mean, occassionally (though no example pops into mind) it does add flair to the show, but c'mon! I think that Liz and Michael had just as much chemistry as Brendan and Majandra.

don't get me wrong, if I have to like canon, I'll chose Candy and Loyalist any day, but I think there was just this spark of something between those the characters of Michael and Liz. We see it in the pilot when she doesn't back down from Michael in the alley, we see it in the next few episodes where she goes to warn Michael that Topolsky is going after him, and who can forget that major Polar moment in Missing where he returns Liz's journal to him? Or better yet, after he comes to work at the Crashdown, how about all those little moments? There was something there, but it was drowned by Maria's shrieking dominance and Max's soulful stalkerisms.

Can I say I was cheering the screen when Rath kissed Liz. I couldn't help thinking, Damn, I wish that was Michael! There was no way that that kiss could have been that charged if there hadn't been chemistry between the actors in question. No way.

I love Polar and I love reading Polar but I have a difficult time writing Polar for some odd reason. I can do drabbles, but a full scale fic I've been having problems with. But I fully support the polar-ism.

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Post by carter13 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:50 am

i love polar!!! :D it was the first type of fic i read and i love it. i love loads of other UC's, but i think i will always love polar. micheal and liz *sigh*

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Post by Roswell4ever1 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:36 pm

I've always been a Polarist and always will. :D
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Post by girl afraid » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:38 am

KiaraAlexisKlay wrote: I get that Brendan Fehr and Majandra DelFino were attracted to each other off set, but I didn't think they should have written it into the script, y'know?
The M/M relationship didn't come about because BF and MD were flirting offscreen. Michael and Maria ended up together in the original Roswell High books and Jason Katims stated in an interview back in 2000 or so that they were always going to go with a M/M storyline (as in the books), but accelerated it after seeing the chemistry/rapport between the two characters (everyone's opinions on who did or didn't have chemistry vary but it was what Katims said himself). Of course, the season three writers actually did take the lazy route by copying the real life happenings of Brendan and Majandra (stand up Ron Moore for even admitting as much! :roll: ). However in the first season, I think it was to do with the fact that those characters had been together in the books.

And I now return you to your regular scheduled polar programming. ;)
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Post by xmag » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:02 am

I get that Brendan Fehr and Majandra DelFino were attracted to each other off set, but I didn't think they should have written it into the script, y'know?
You are aware that Roswell is based on a series of books, Roswell High, written by Melinda Metz and Laura J.Burns and that in those books, Michael and Maria were in love, together and Michael stayed on Earth for Maria ? Saying that they shouldn't have been written in the show, is like saying "oh, Mr Darcy and Lizzie shouldn't have been written together in the latest Pride and Prejudice movie, Mr Darcy had much more chemistry with Lizzi's sister, Jane".

So saying that it's MD, BF and JK's fault if Michael and Maria were paired together, is wrong. It was one of the main pairings in the original books, and a Michael-Liz relationship was never even in consideration since in the books, Michael didn't love Liz, just like Mr Darcy didn't like Jane Bennet. But just like in the books, the show hinted at Michael and Isabel, even if those two weren't in love and didn't get together. But the show respected that hint from the books.

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Post by Peachykin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:19 pm

We can always count on xmag to piss on our parade. Thanks for being consistent.

She is right about one thing. Michale and Maria were a couple in the books and to my knowledge Michael and Liz were never hinted at in the books at all. That's something we as fans picked up on. Not everyone saw it on screen, we did.
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Post by evilprincess90 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:20 pm

Oh my flipping gawd you don't know HOW much I'm getting into all these UC couples! I actually barely read CC anymore because I've read so much UC that I actually DON'T like the normal pairings. I really don't like Max at the moment and the only one I've read with him and Liz is an AU one.
I think the Michael and Liz friendship should have been explored a little bit more on the show though.
Oh and, any really good fics going round? I've already read the one about Michael owning a bar and Liz running away from Max and goes there, I just can't spell the title haha-its AWESOME-go find a way to read it now if you haven't!!
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Post by Peachykin » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:32 pm

:lol: I think you mean Finding Ulysses. ;)
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Post by ladygloria » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:52 pm

evilprincess90 wrote:Oh my flipping gawd you don't know HOW much I'm getting into all these UC couples! I actually barely read CC anymore because I've read so much UC that I actually DON'T like the normal pairings. I really don't like Max at the moment and the only one I've read with him and Liz is an AU one.
I think the Michael and Liz friendship should have been explored a little bit more on the show though.
Oh and, any really good fics going round? I've already read the one about Michael owning a bar and Liz running away from Max and goes there, I just can't spell the title haha-its AWESOME-go find a way to read it now if you haven't!!
All of Peachykin's stories are wonderful. PM me if you want more polar links. I'll send them to you as soon as I get the board back up! LMAO!
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Post by bip » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:59 am

I don't think I have ever read a CC Roswell story. Seriously! I remember some girl in a chat room (not a Roswell one but somehow we got to that topic) and she asked me what my favorite couple on the show was. I replied by saying Michael and Maria. She really threw me for a loop when she said Michael and Liz. I hadn't watched all of the episodes at the time so I was confused. I was like ".. wait. I'm missing something.. they were never together..." She "lol"-ed me and started talking about fanfiction. Mind you this was years ago.. I was like wahhh?

Then I thought about it. Michael was my favorite character. His badass-ness that wasn't too badass. His protectiveness. His hair (the best thing about season 2, in my opinion). Then I thought about Liz... the entire second and third season I felt sorry for her and really started to dispise Max.

So one thing led to another and I found myself reading the Polar Novel. Staying up hours on end. The PN made everything possible. It was very realistic (well, except for the whole alien bit. lol). Their feelings were pratically tangible and I got it. I got them.

I don't know HOW many polar stories I've read in the past couple of years, but I'm pretty sure I've read a few more than once.. by accident.

So yeah, that's my story.
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