If your life were a fandom, and people wrote RPF about you, who would they ship you with? What would your fandom be like? (And if my life were a fandom, and you wanted to write RPF about me, who would you ship me with?)
Mine would be one of those long-running soap-operatic series with a lot of shorter story arcs and some longer ones, but no single story arc spanning the whole series, and a lot of people who picked it up mid-series and haven't gone back and watched the beginning stuff yet.
There would be some diehard Season 1 fans trying to make azurelunatic/pyrogenic/boojum/Lady E work, in any combination, though femtrio would be the rarest, and leaving boojum out of it would be the most common. There was enough UST there to make it work.
Season 2 fans who 'shipped canon pairings would be trying to make an azurelunatic/That Idiot Shawn pairing work out, and writing very very bad babyfic. (There might still be some people trying to slash me with Savil, come to think of it...)
All but the most vocal Season 3 tinhats have given up on azurelunatic/River, and they're mad it got written out for that canon milksop BJ. (Still. You'd think they'd be satisfied by the fact that said milksop was written out before Season 4 got properly started.)
Seasons 4-6 are the ones where most of the fandom goes for the canon UST pairing of azurelunatic/Darkside, though there is a small but vocal minority in favor of azurelunatic/votania, the Happy Family camp, citing the concept that I was far too close to the LF to *just* be an aunt, and further citing the fact that I really wanted to punch marxdarx in the face a lot as srs evidencezors. (No one likes any of the canon het 'ships in seasons 4-6, although there are some slashers who want to cross digitalambience/figment0 for the sheer hot-and-wrong.)
The fandom has gotten onto more and more crack pairings in the absence of actual viable canon pairings in seasons 7 and 8, and upcoming season 9. Some people are shipping hcolleen/azurelunatic. Some really cracked-out people might try to 'ship jai_dit/azurelunatic, but that works as well, as, er. You know. *wavy hand gestures*1 There would be some who'd decide that canon was wrong to drop the sithjawa pairing. There'd be some who'd decide that chas_/smmc could use some spicing up, and toss me in there with them, and some who'd try to pair me off with trystan_laryssa. A lot of the old-school Darkside/azurelunatic shippers would be hardcore upset about the new canon interest in the Red Cube Badge Guy, but some of them would attempt to soothe their ruffled feathers by slashing Darkside/Red Cube Badge Guy for geeky, geeky, hot man-love.
1) There's a quote pertaining to this sort of situation in a QDB that will be familiar to some of you. (If you know what it is, heeeeeeee.)