It’s a sad example of a fan being a lot like his favorite character: always bitching about something always unhappy with the way you treat them, with fannon facts, with the lack of fics and arts. Always grumbling, trolling, blaming everybody in their problem, and doing nothing to change it.
When I ship a rare paring I’m drawing it if I need an art.
When I ship a rare paring - I’m writing a fic if I need that one witch can tell MY fannon story.
When I ship a rare paring - I’m talking to my real-life and online friends about it, even if they’re in other fandoms now. But they are my friends and we can talk almost about anything!
I think the problem of RayV-trolls is somehow related to the problem of their favorite character. As I wrote in previous post, same as Vecchio they need to gain some selfrespect and get a life of their own!
But maybe, in fact it’s cool for them to be the victims of a Big Fat RayK loving fandom. I mean so much attention from a good fandom authors for a little troll. It’s so much easier way to get attention than do something good that fandom will notice.
That quote about Ray V. being illogical and doing some weird staff in season 1 has really pushed some buttons in me so I had to write what I think. There was a conclusion that it was the reason why Fraser+Vecchio buddy-cop relationship doesn’t work.
I think that logic has nothing to do with Fraser+Vecchio failed relationship and making Ray V. more intelligent and competent detective wouldn’t heIp. Ray V. is not the man of logic. It would not be so interesting if both Fraser and Vecchio was logical detectives!
Ray V. has intuition he has emotions, despite his cynical mask he is brave, honest and loyal, he makes some mistakes, acts irrational, but that’s what makes him so alive in season 1. It makes him human. And I love him for that. And the point is that it’s not the logic was the main problem of Ray V. as the character. The main problem is that he can’t stand for himself against Fraser.He’s always bitching, he’s always saying "No way I’m gonna do it Benny", "I have other plans!", "I’m busy!" And less than in 5 minutes there he goes. Still bitching, but helping Benny. “‘Cause that’s what good friends do”.
Huh, no! That’s what people who have no self-respect do that’s what people who puts the interests of the others above their own do. It’s not normal for a grown-up man to throw away his job, his interest, his plans for his friend. Even the best friend. Oh.. come on! Even for his lover!
'Cause if he says "no" but than "yes" every time that’s makes his word worthless, that makes his life cheap. His whole life spins around Fraser. He always does what his Benny wants. And his "NO" is nothing to Fraser, his bitching is nothing to him. ‘cause Ray will do everything anyway. It’s obvious, that sometimes Ray feels really hurt by what Fraser does, but he says nothing. So there’s no wonder that’s Fraser don’t even know how he feels.
And it hurts me as a Ray V. fan to see him doing that to himself. And that’s why their relationship doesn’t work, and does not proceed. They’ve reached some point at the end of season 1. There had to be something said or done after all that “Victoria Secret” story. But no. They keep on going as nothing happened. And I think I’m not the only one who feel it. ‘Cause there are so many fics related to the “North” episode from season 2. But there’s nothing like this in canon, and that silence is what poisoning their relationship. Logic and competence of Ray V. as a character has nothing to do with that.
Ray K. is not logical person at all too. He is emotional, rude, agressive, egoistical bastard (in a good way). But also he is a good cop! . When Ray K. says "I’m not going to do that" - he’s not doing that. When he says “No” it means “no” and not "I’m gonna tell you in the most expressive emotional way how much do I hate this, and not going to do that, but will do that anyway". Ray K. is not just arguing with Fraser, he makes himself heard and understood. he makes stubborn, authoritarian, I’m-Always-Right Fraser to cange his mind, to listen to him, to see him as a human, and his partner. A real partner. And his relationship with Fraser works
I just keep recycling this drawing I made months ago to update it to my current situation
it is quite painful how accurate it keeps being..
I wish I could tell you this would change when you start work, but your picture is a TERRIFYINGLY ACCURATE portrayal of the inside of my head so
here you go ;)
[update]: deputychairman I tried to make a version with you at work instead of me at school, but my knowledge of your hairdo and clothes is only based on a single photo I saw of you, so it might not actually resemble you:
The likeness is uncanny! But now I see them side by side, I realise that to truly represent my inner world they need to be at the very least gazing into each other’s eyes and ideally buddy breathing aka kissing.
Oops my hand slipped..
this is getting out of hand somebody stop me
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL DO NOT STOP
NEVER NEVER STOP
Oh! God! It’s PERFECT!)))
Thank you for bothering to look into my Deviantart page )
I love both Rays, by the way. Not in a sense of some Fraser/Ray V/Ray K. threesome, but they are both cool! It’s actually more like one AU where Fraser and Vecchio are happy together and the other Universe where Fraser and Kowalski are married and lives happy ever after.)
So right now i’m drawing Fraser/Ray K. art/ Going to finish it soon)