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cheshire_monkey
02:35 pm - Non-Cannon Shipper Moments - A Look at Jayne Cobb
*waves shyly (again)*

Anyone who ships couples that are non-canon will find any moment between them as fuel for a non-standard OTP. I had a notion to try and put together a series of screencaps looking at the moments of canon which make shipper's hearts beat a little faster. And, since I'm partial to the hero of canton (and since he has no canon ships to speak of, but plenty in fandom), I'm focusing on Jayne to start with. I've organized them in order of popularity by LJ community (where there is a LJ community).

If anyone has a problem with slash or non-canon ships (or competing OTPs), then you'll probably want to skip this post altogether. I'm not advocating for or against any of the ships - I'm just here for fun (and the pretty).




~*~*~*~* NON-CANON SHIPS WITH A LJ COMMUNITY *~*~*~*

First up, rayne_shippers: A River/Jayne Community - Watched by 458, there are plenty of Jayne/River shippers.

*blink* and you'll miss the moment in "Safe." Yes, that is River sneaking food off his plate and he doesn't 1) hit her; 2) yell at her; or 3) even get truly angry. He simply says, "Hey" in a (dare I say) playful way and reaches for the basket again as it crosses the table.
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I believe it is "Ariel," however, that really sets the Rayne shippers hearts a flutter. "Ariel" you say? But... but... he turns them in! Yes, he does. But LOOK closely and see the following very interesting moments.
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Her wake up phrase, "Copper for a Kiss." Hummm...

And then later there's this look, too.
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That's Jayne's hand holding her back and she certainly doesn't seem unhappy.

R/J FIC REC: Carnival Series by aliaspiral. A fun ride of a fic where Jayne finds himself taking care of River through a carnival.

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jayne_simon: A Jayne/Simon Community - watched by 261

Oh, the banter that takes place between these two. Annoyance or attraction? Humm... let's see.
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He says, "This must be what going mad feels like." What he's really saying is, "be still my beating heart."

And "Ariel" again presents us with some highly convincing evidence. First off, you can see the tension between the two here.
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Notice the way Simon leans in to address Jayne. Simon always seems to be annoyed by Jayne, but sometimes that's all it takes to spark an interest.

And then later there is this prominent display of hero-worship...
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This, of course, also takes place after Simon has been informed he has a pretty mouth.

J/S FIC REC: Noble as a Grape by angstslashhope.

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jaylee_ship: A Kaylee/Jayne Community - watched by 225

The Jayne/Kaylee shipper moment's start early in the series. As demonstrated in "Serenity"
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You can say he doesn't care about anything but himself, but I think it's fair to say he seems worried for Kaylee.

And here we have a moment from "Bushwhacked."
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Kaylee jumps up on Jayne's shoulder and subsequently scores a goal for their team. Hummm... did they do that often? Looks a mite practiced IMHO.

In "Trash," Jayne and Kaylee are working on the drone system together.
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He's helping her up to do the job, but again... it's all about the "moment."

J/K FIC REC: Pieces by wily_one24. Written for the joss100 challenge, Pieces is 100 drabbles pieced together as one story. Start at #1 and go from there. It's got a little bit of everything.

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shiny_hats: A Mal/Jayne Community - watched by 172

In "out of Gas," Jayne preps a suit for Mal before leaving. Here we get a real glimpse of the concern Jayne has for Mal. He didn't have to go through the extra effort.
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That's some caring right there...

In "Ariel" (again, the non-canon shipper's delight), there is no denying the emotions expressed here:
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There's no denying the disappointment in Mal's eyes. But there's something else, too. It's love, in point of fact.

In "Objects in Space," there is a conversation between Mal and Jayne that also shows the raw emotion of this ship.
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Jayne gets defensive when Mal accuses him of leaving his "hardware" out for River to find.

J/M FIC REC: Finished by ana_grrl A powerful lead-up to Jayne's actions in "Ariel."

~*~*~*~*

ji_beyond_this: A Jayne/Inara Community - watched by 43

Well, we all know Jayne's been in his bunk after seeing Inara with a client, but there are also a couple of moments that people might not have picked up on between the two.

In "Shindig," see how Inara watches Jayne. "As with other situations, the key seems to be giving Jayne a heavy stick and standing back."
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And there's a piece in "Out of Gas" where comments are made about Inara's shuttle. She looks annoyed, but they're still sharing a moment. See how I stretch
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J/I FIC REC: The Chosen: A Jayne/Inara Fic by rinalin. Serenity touches down at the Companion Training House, and Inara learns as much as she teaches.


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mercandthemate: A Zoe/Jayne 'Shipping Zone: Watched by 39

It's no secret that Jayne also finds Zoe attractive. And, he'll make snide comments from time to time when he can get away with it. The pairing was even aluded to more than once in the Serenity novelization.

In "Shindig," Wash wants to buy his wife a slinky dress. Jayne wants to pitch in. Zoe says she can hurt him. Notice the eyes, though.
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I'd say Zoe likes the attention. That's a smile she's trying to hide if I've ever seen one.

Jewel Staite pointed this piece out as one of her top 5 in "Jaynestown." "Zoe sort of reaches out and swats him away, and the two of them share a little laugh... it's a brilliant moment." Anyone who ships Jayne/Zoe picks up on this as well.
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Yep, definitely a "moment."

J/Z FIC REC: Blooming Cactus by agilebrit


~*~*~*~* NON-CANON SHIPS WITHOUT A LJ COMMUNITY *~*~*~*

Jayne/Wash - If Zoe can be paired with Jayne, why not the "little man?" While the pair doesn't have their own community, Wash does have his own slash community wherein stories of our favorite pilot can be found. Inevitable Slash: Wash Slash is currently watched by 41.

In "The Train Job," Simon drugs Jayne. Jayne goes crazy and falls asleep. Wash thoroughly enjoys this (as witnessed here):
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While I couldn't get the cap of his face as he goes to set his foot on Jayne's back, it is pure satisfaction.

In "Bushwhacked," Wash is also on the Jayne/Kaylee team. (Jayne/Kaylee/Wash, eh? Anyone? Anyone?) *smacks self to stay focused* While he doesn't get on Jayne's shoulders, they obviously don't appear to have any problems on the same team. And, I believe it's where we first hear Jayne's pet name for Wash, "Little Man." Hummm...
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J/W FIC REC: Do you like my raptor? by nomdeploom. Funny. Silly. You will laugh.

~*~*~*~*

Jayne/Book - Sorry. For some reason I'm still thinking I can avoid that extra special level of hell.

~*~*~*~*

I started this post in January 2006. Since I began, 2 communities have popped up (ji_beyond_this & mercandthemate) and more than 250 people have been added to those numbers up there. Woo-Hoo! *gets lost in fandom*


Want to see a different character overly analyzed and paired up with someone in screencaps? Let me know... I'll add it to the list.

If I rec'd your fic and you'd rather I didn't, please let me know and I'll remove it. No harm intended. If you like a rec'd fic, make sure to let the writer know. [If you didn't, no need to say a word.] ;P

[Caps taken from Can't Take the Sky and _jems_]
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From:b00snuffles13
Date:September 17th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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well, now. it would certainly seem like jayne is leaving his hardware out for everyone too see....that look of disappointment on mal's face?? he found out jayne was giving everyone else on the crew special looks.

honestly, i never thought of a firefly pairing involving jayne. unless it was him and his silly hat....
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
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Or Vera. We can't forget Vera, either. ;D
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From:b00snuffles13
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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ha, how did i miss that?? wow, thanks for reminding me!
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
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It's what I do, darlin' - it's what I do.
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From:finback
Date:September 17th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
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I think my subtle OTP is Kaylee and Wash. In essence, Serenity is their lovechild.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
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Yeah, those two are great together. =D
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From:amy_vic
Date:September 17th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
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*happy sigh*

I really like non-canon ships, for the simple fact that you can be so flexible with such tiny bits of information (for instance, I'm currently working on a Kaylee/Wash thing, as well as Jayne/Zoe.) This is a great post; I'm adding it to my memories.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
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Oh, I adore non-canon ships. We seem to get just enough information to make it work. =D

I'm looking forward to seeing your K/W and J/Z thing. =D

Thanks. Glad you liked it!
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From:selenite
Date:September 17th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
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Great analysis, great pix, I love it . . . but still, Jayne/Blonde Whore OTP.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Oh, I love Jayne/Blond Whore (who am I kidding - I love Jayne/anyone). ;D
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From:amethyst_gems
Date:January 31st, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
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can you rec any Jayne/Blonde Whore fic?
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From:aikakone
Date:September 17th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
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FANTASTIC post. Loved it and I hope you do more for all the characters if you have the time to do it. Would love to see your insights.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
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Thanks - glad you liked it. I'm thinking about the others. My major hurdle is the fic recs. It could take me ages since I don't read much outside of Jayne. *blushes* It might be good for me, though. =D
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From:aikakone
Date:September 17th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
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Not sure about others, but just for me, I'd be happy even without the fic recs as long as you had the photo essays. Yes, there will be others who have fics, of course, but please don't let that stop you if you get some creative ideas.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
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I've definitely got ideas for the rest of the crew. Humm... without the fic recs that would go much faster. *ponders*

Thanks for the encouragement. =D
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From:madamechong
Date:September 17th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
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Uhh, in "Trash", I'm pretty sure that's Zoe out there with Kaylee, not Jayne.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
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That cap is Jayne's hand and boot helping Kaylee up before he gets himself fried. Zoe comes out afterward to help Kaylee.

(Then there is another wonderful J/S moment in the infirmary where Simon tells Jayne he can trust him. Oh, and River comes out to say she can kill him with her brain.) =D
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From:inkdot
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
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I think it's Jayne at first, but then he falls and gets knocked out and Zoe goes up to replace him. I think!
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From:inkdot
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Nevermind! That's what I get for not refreshing the page before I go poking my nose in. :D
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From:inkdot
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
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So, so cute. Obscure pairings are love!
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
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Thank you. =D

You know, I spend so much time with these pairings, they don't even seem all that obscure to me anymore. ;D
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From:inkdot
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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Hee! True that. As a perpetual Rayne admirer, I have to say that my reaction is mostly, "What? It's so obvious! Of course they're into each other!"
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From:kosher_jenny
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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And this is why I ship Jayne/Anyone.

I'm kinda surprised that the Jayne/Mal comm doesn't have more members though.

Ooh! Ooh! Do a Mal one next! Or Simon! :D
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
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Yep. I'm right there with you on the Jayne/anyone (he's such a whore). ;D

I'm surprised about that myself. *ponders*

A Mal one next, eh? Humm... Might do. Might do. =D
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From:kitsunesan
Date:September 17th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
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Aw, now I want to write Jayne/Kaylee/Wash. XD As if I wasn't already having enough trouble with Wash/Simon, trying to figure out how to deal with the Zoe angle. Though if I did J/K/W, I could always just say it was before Wash and Zoe got together....
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Hee! I think that is one of the hardest things about Wash (the Zoe angle). However, pre-Z/W, who knows what happened on that ship. ;D

*feeds your bunnies hoping they talk to you*
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From:kitsunesan
Date:September 17th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Once I muddle my way through all the other writing I've been putting off, I'll see what I can do. *hearts*
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From:angstslashhope
Date:September 17th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
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:) Thankyou for the rec!!
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the lovely fic! =D
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From:pwincess
Date:September 17th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Nice!
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 17th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
From:erithegreat
Date:September 18th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
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I'm still trying to convince the boyfriend that we should be Jayne/Kaylee for Halloween... This was really cute! Thanks for spamming us ;P
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From:dramaturgy
Date:September 23rd, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
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*rolls*

You can say he doesn't care about anything but himself, but I think it's fair to say he seems worried for Kaylee.

HANDS DOWN my favorite Jayne moment for the pilot, if not the series. That's true acting and directing and screenwriting - saying so much with so little.

Also, you used the Did He Just Go Crazy and Fall Asleep cap. XD

And eee, you recced Carnival for Rayne. That's one of my favorites, you picked a good one. :)
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From:river_dark
Date:January 25th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
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River/anyone lol.. .With or without fic req's if its faster *nodnod* though I'm currently fixated on a river/mal as well as a river/jayne, this particular version of river *points to rp journal* insists that she was involved with Wash and Zoe both (mostly as a threesome, though she and wash did have a lovematch for a bit).

non cannon pairings can be the fun, especially for fic/rp purposes.
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From:rane_ab
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
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I've only gotten into Firefly now, but I'm glad your post is still around to enjoy! Mmm, Jayne.
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From:cheshire_monkey
Date:September 16th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
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It's never too late to get into Firefly. :D Glad you enjoyed the post. I've got another Jayne post around here somewhere... it's about his shirts.
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From:rane_ab
Date:October 1st, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Late reply, but: thank you for that other link! I never would've noticed the shirts if you hadn't pointed them out. So much fun! :D

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